Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
FBI investigation
Rudolph Giuliani boasted about "a few surprises" two days before Comey letter

In The Shadows, Rogue FBI Agents Deface Democracy

Leaking investigative material is always a violation of rules that protect the rights of all citizens. Violating those rules to achieve a partisan objective before the election is an assault on democracy.

November 4, 2016
Watergate: Richard Nixon resigning the presidency amid Watergate scandal, August 9, 1974

Worse Than Watergate? Worst Since Watergate? Trump Is Lying Again, Bigly

Watergate, a saga that began with the discovery of a “third-rate burglary” at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in a Washington hotel but soon exploded into a mind-blowing criminal operation at the highest levels in the White House, the Justice Department, the CIA, and the FBI itself.

November 1, 2016
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Comey Ignored Attorney General, Violated Policy In Announcing Email Review

An immediate chorus of criticism arose from former DOJ officials steeped in its policies. The former director of the DOJ’s public affairs office, Matthew Miller, issued a dozen stunning tweets that slammed Comey.

October 30, 2016

Why The FBI Is Reviewing More Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.

October 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton boards campaign plane, October 28, 2016

FBI Director: Agency Has Found New Emails ‘Pertinent’ To Clinton Probe

With just 11 days to go before the election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation.However, he said the FBI did not know if the emails were significant.

October 28, 2016
The Tribute in Light is illuminated during events marking the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York

Questions Remain on Saudi Role in Sept. 11

Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer. Their release 14 years after Congress made the rest of its report public was supposed to end suspicions of an official Saudi role in the horror. It did not.

July 19, 2016
Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks after leaving the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte

Four Ways The Petraeus Case Differs From Clinton’s Email Scandal

Comparisons between Clinton and Petraeus, the former CIA director who lent notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, re-emerged on Tuesday after the FBI announced that it wouldn’t recommend charges against the Democratic nominee. But these comparisons ignore how the Petraeus case differs from Clinton’s email scandal.

July 5, 2016

FBI Investigating Scam Targeting Immigrant Children’s Families

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times DALLAS — The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children’s families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody. The investigation, which began July 18 in San Antonio, has uncovered evidence […]

July 25, 2014

FBI Kept LA County Jail Probe Secret From Sheriff Baca And Aides, Files Show

By Cindy Chang and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The FBI kept its investigation into alleged brutality in the Los Angeles County jails a secret from then-Sheriff Lee Baca and his top commanders because agents thought they might try to obstruct the probe, according to internal FBI emails and confidential memos reviewed […]

July 24, 2014