FBI agent indicted in LaVoy Finicum shooting as police evade punishment for killing black people

  • After three trials involving fatal police shootings of black people end in acquittals or mistrials, efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable for their actions saw a rare victory Tuesday.
  • According to Oregon Live, an FBI agent has been indicted for allegedly lying about the Jan. 26, 2016, shooting death of LaVoy Finicum.
  • Finicum a 54-year-old white man who joined Ammon Bundy and several other white militiamen in an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, that winter.
  • Finicum was shot and killed by state police troopers after swerving into a snowbank to avoid a traffic stop on a rural highway. 
  • He reportedly stepped out out of his vehicle, dared the troopers to shoot him and allegedly reached for a 9mm handgun in his pocket. He was struck by three bullets. Read more (6/28/17)

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Either Paul Ryan is a genius who knows Trump/Pence are both going down on the Russia deal and he’s gonna be POTUS eventually (like a HoC plotline). Or he’s just an kiss-ass idiot. It’s hard to tell these days.

He truly detests Trump though, despite how outwardly nice he acts.

You don’t have to be Einstein to work that one out. 

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James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee

  • “The explanations, the shifting explanations confused me and increasingly concerned me,” Comey said of his firing. Trump’s subsequent reasoning for firing him “were lies, plain and simple.”
  • “It confused me when I saw on television the president saying that he actually fired me because of the Russia investigation and learned again from the media that he was telling privately other parties that my firing had relieved great pressure on the Russia investigation,” Comey said.
  • Comey also confirmed that at the time of Flynn’s firing — when Trump asked Comey to “let this go” — Flynn was under criminal investigation. 
  • In yet another bombshell moment at the hearing, Comey said he took meticulous notes about his interactions with Trump because he was concerned Trump “might lie about the nature of our meeting.”
  • Comey worried Trump sought something amounting to quid-pro-quo in order to keep his job.
  • Comey testified, under oath, that he worried Trump had called him to the White House in order to get something in return for keeping his job. 
  • “My common sense told me that what’s going on here is he’s trying to get something here for granting me the chance to stay in my job,” Comey said. This is a developing story (6/8/17 10:45 AM)
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The use of a bomb like this is monstrous.

It is used without the authorization of congress, much less the people of the U.S.A.

It is done while an investigation of possible criminal action by Donald Trump, his campaign and his administration is taking place.

We must pay attention.

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In tone-deaf tweet, Trump says everyone “will be thanking” him for firing Comey

  • Amid a firestorm of speculation that he fired FBI Director James Comey in order to stymie an investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia, President Donald Trump let off a tone-deaf series of tweets about Democrats Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, ultimately saying the country “will be thanking” him for letting Comey go.
  • Trump began his Twitter tirade on Tuesday night, slamming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for being upset over Comey’s firing despite the fact that Schumer has said he had no confidence in Comey’s leadership. Read more (5/10/17 9 AM)

Comey reportedly thought he was being pranked when he first learned he was fired

  • Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly thought he was being pranked when he first saw news of his own firing, (New York Times)
  • Comey was speaking to FBI employees in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Times reported, when news that he had been fired came up on the screen of a television that was playing in the background. 
  • According to the Times, Comey saw it and “laughed, saying he thought it was a fairly funny prank.”
  • That’s when “his staff started scurrying around in the background and told Mr. Comey that he should step into a nearby office." 
  • At the time that Comey emerged and confirmed that he had been fired, he still had not heard directly from the White House, the Times reported. Read more (5/10/17 9 AM)

BREAKING: FBI Director James Comey has been fired

  • James Comey was fired from his position FBI Director on Tuesday evening, according to a statement issued by the White House.
  • “Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” the statement read. “President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.” More as this story develops (5/9/17)