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FBI WARNED M15 IN JANUARY MANCHESTER BOMBER SALMAN ABEDI WAS PLANNING A TERROR ATTACK

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Alert: Bomb disposal experts work with police in the Moss Side area yesterday as fresh arrests were made

( Daily Mail ) UK security chiefs were warned in January that Salman Abedi was planning an attack in Britain, it was claimed last night.

According to a security source, the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK.

The information came from a US investigation into Abedi and his links to terrorist groups in Libya. The Mail on Sunday has also been told that US security services put him on a terror watch list – used by agents to identify key suspects – in 2016.

The shocking claim piles further pressure on MI5 to reveal when and how it became aware of Abedi, and why UK spies decided he did not pose a significant threat to British security.

The source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘In early 2017 the FBI told MI5 that Abedi belonged to a North African terror gang based in Manchester, which was looking for a political target in this country.

‘The information came from the interception of his communications by US federal agents, who had been investigating Abedi since the middle of 2016, and from information unearthed in Libya, where his family was linked to terrorist groups.

‘Following this US tip-off, Abedi and other members of the gang were scrutinised by MI5. It was thought at the time that Abedi was planning to assassinate a political figure.

‘But nothing came of this investigation and, tragically, he slipped down the pecking order of targets.’

Read more: FBI ‘warned MI5 in January that the Manchester bomber was planning an attack on Britain’ 

 

Abedi wore dark clothes and carried a rucksack into the arena on Monday night

Salman Abedi on the night that he travelled to the Manchester Arena and detonated a bomb after the Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and injuring 119

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Trump-Russia Investigation

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From Daily Caller:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the FBI investigation into any alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in a press release Wednesday.  “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.  I have made no such determination.  What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

 

Read more: Former FBI Director Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Trump-Russia Investigation

FBI AGENTS READY TO TALK HOW JAMES COMEY ‘STOOD IN THE WAY’ OF HILLARY CLINTON EMAIL PROBE

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FBI agents reveal James Comey ‘stood in the way’ of Hillary Clinton email investigation. Now that Trump fired America’s worst FBI Director in history, FBI agents are finding lawyers and are all ready to talk.

“People are starting to talk. They’re calling their former friends outside the bureau asking for help. We were asked to day to provide legal representation to people inside the bureau and agreed to do so and to former agents who want to come forward and talk. Comey thought this was going to go away.”

 

Via The Daily Caller with the exclusive scoop:

“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” an FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going.”

The agent was also surprised that the bureau did not bother to search Clinton’s house during the investigation.

“We didn’t search their house. We always search the house. The search should not just have been for private electronics, which contained classified material, but even for printouts of such material,” he said.

“There should have been a complete search of their residence,” the agent pointed out. “That the FBI did not seize devices is unbelievable. The FBI even seizes devices that have been set on fire.”

Another special agent for the bureau that worked counter-terrorism and criminal cases said he is offended by Comey’s saying: “we” and “I’ve been an investigator.”

“The idea that [the Clinton/e-mail case] didn’t go to a grand jury is ridiculous.”

According to Washington D.C. attorney Joe DiGenova, more FBI agents will be talking about the problems at bureau and specifically the handling of the Clinton case by Comey when Congress comes back into session and decides to force them to testify by subpoena.

“People are starting to talk. They’re calling their former friends outside the bureau asking for help. We were asked to day to provide legal representation to people inside the bureau and agreed to do so and to former agents who want to come forward and talk. Comey thought this was going to go away.”

“The most important thing of all is that the agents have decided that they are going to talk.”

 

 

CRITICS: JAMES COMEY IS AN OUT OF CONTROL, SELF-CENTERED NATIONAL EMBARASSMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON EMAIL PROBE

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What the critics say about FBI Director James Comey getting fired:

 

Joe DiGenova: James Comey was “out of control” and “so self-centered and full of himself,” “acted like he was the attorney general

 

Joe DiGenova, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said FBI Director James Comey deserved to be terminated. Comey was “out of control” and “so self-centered and full of himself” in the way he conducted his duties.

Last week, DiGenova told Tucker Carlson that Comey is “a danger to the country.”

He said Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Comey “acted like he was the attorney general”

 

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Comey demeaned “undermined the integrity” of the office.

“You don’t make a recommendation to the attorney general in public,” he said, referencing last July’s announcement that Comey concluded that Clinton had not broken any laws.

Napolitano said Comey “demeaned” the work of rank-and-file justice department employees and said he “undermined the integrity” of the office.

 

Sean Hannity: James Comey a “national embarrassment”

James Comey a “national embarrassment” for his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

“At every single turn, the FBI director disrespected the Constitution,” he said. “Comey has failed you, the American people, on a spectacular level.”

He said Comey oversaw a “two-tiered” justice system that placed the Clinton family on one level and everyone else on another.

“[He] should be ashamed of himself,” Hannity said, adding that Comey has no respect for the equal application of the rule of law.

 

 

REAL REASON WHY FBI JAMES COMEY WAS FINALLY FIRED

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  • Why fire Comey now? The answer is simple. The day before, President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper repeated, under oath, what he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5 — that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
  • That gave the Trump administration the breathing room to dismiss Comey — which it simply did not have before.

 

James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday that he still has not seen any evidence of any kind of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Today, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and he found out about it on television. Breitbart explains why Clapper’s testimony made it easy for Trump to finally fire Comey.

 

From Breitbart:

 

Last July, Republicans were angry that he failed to indict Hillary Clinton, and Democrats were angry that he made a case for doing so. In October, Democrats were furious that Comey revealed that he had re-opened the investigation into Clinton, and in March, Republicans were angry that he disputed President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims.

Comey was, arguably, dealt an impossible hand by the Obama administration. Regardless, within the Department of Justice and beyond, Comey had — perhaps with good intentions — undermined his credibility, and that of the FBI.

But why fire Comey now? The answer is simple. The day before, President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper repeated, under oath, what he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5 — that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That gave the Trump administration the breathing room to dismiss Comey — which it simply did not have before.

It is true that Trump did not have an attorney general and assistant attorney general in place until relatively late, but he could have acted before then — though having their recommendation certainly adds weight to his decision.

Put simply, if Trump had fired Comey while there were still serious questions about Russia, then it would have been more plausible to accuse him of trying to interfere in the investigation or cover up whatever happened. It is now clear that nothing, in fact, happened. Monday’s hearing with Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was meant to reveal a “smoking gun,” and produced nothing but viral videos of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

 

Read more: The Simple Reason Comey Fired Now: Clapper Confirmed No Evidence of Trump/Russia Election Collusion

 

 

TRUMP FIRES FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI”

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President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey. This is way long overdue – about time this guy leave his post.

 

From Breitbart:

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, according to a statement from the White House.

In a statement from the press office, the White House said Trump acted on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Borenstein.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said in a statement announcing Comey’s termination.

In a letter to the president Tuesday, Sessions wrote that after an evaluation, he had concluded that “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”

“It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions,” Sessions wrote. “The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department.”

… The president also sent a letter to Comey Tuesday informing him he had been terminated effective immediately.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau,” Trump wrote. “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”

Comey did not immediately release a statement confirming his dismissal.

Comey was appointed FBI Director by former president Barack Obama in September 2013.

Read more: Trump Fires Comey

 

 

 

HILLARY CLINTON BLAMES ELECTION LOSS ON WIKILEAKS AND FBI INVESTIGATION

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  • Hillary Clinton: I would have won were it not for James Comey and Wikileaks

 

According to Hillary Clinton, she would have won if not for Wikileaks expose, FBI James Comey investigation and if only the election was held on October 27.

From CNN:

“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York.
“I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,” Clinton said, before adding that she was “on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”

 

Read more: Clinton: ‘If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president’