CNN notes that Comey's decision to announce publicly that the Clinton investigation was over was an "unusual step", and that Comey referenced this intelligence in a classified briefing as the reason for his actions. Sources close to Comey tell CNN he felt that it didn't matter if the information was accurate, because his big fear was that if the Russians released the information publicly, there would be no way for law enforcement and intelligence officials to discredit it without burning intelligence sources and methods.
CNN is reporting that former FBI Director James Comey knew that some information about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server was created by Russian intelligence, but did not disclose that fact when he declared that the investigation into Clinton's activities was over last summer. On Friday, CNN reported that Comey acted on this document, even though he knew it could be fake.
Graham confirmed Comey told Senate and House select committees on intelligence about the email but he never indicated it was fake.
"The FBI director knew that the information he relied upon to jump into the 2016 election was fake, that he basically took over the Department of Justice's job based on a fake email from the Russians". From a Congress' point of view, he never told us it was fake.
It is not clear why Comey was not honest about the fake nature of the information in classified sessions with lawmakers.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday (24 May) that the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a document detailing an alleged email from then-Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz. That public announcement - in which he criticized Clinton and made extensive comments about the evidence - set in motion a chain of other Federal Bureau of Investigation moves that Democrats now say helped Trump win the presidential election.
The Postreport said that there were questions about the authenticity of the document, and yet Comey acted on it anyway. The report said the details came from "a dubious Russian document" and that this document influenced Comey's decision to make his thinking on the case public. "I want to get to the bottom of it", he said. "I want to see the email", Graham said.
In addition, he maintained the president should not use Twitter and that he "never envisioned" Trump would become president. Boehner, who retired from politics in 2015 and handed over the speakership to Paul Ryan , said he's loving the quiet life.
Newark Liberty International Airport re-opened after an engine caught fire on a San Francisco-bound flight Tuesday night. Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off when officials said its engine caught fire.
It also said the Palestinian cabinet called for more popular support for the prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. The status of Jerusalem is the subject of a longstanding US policy debate - and it showed during Trump's trip.
The company's My Ride 65 convertible vehicle seats failed a crash test run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . Expected to start July 17, the recall reportedly comes after the NHTSA discovered the webbing problem through a series of tests.
He earlier said that after Tabqa is secured, the forces will continue operations to "isolate and seize Raqqa ". For weeks, policymakers in Ankara had been waiting for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's meeting with U.S.
And this is thought to have helped Mr Rouhani, who received close to 23 million votes out of the 40 million that were cast. Hashemitaba was among the first to predict an outright win for Rouhani as he offered his congratulations Saturday morning.
He led after three rounds in hard conditions at Oak Hill in 2008, but shot a final-round 76 to lose by one stroke to Jay Haas . He then returned to the PGA Tour , where he continues to play a full schedule, and tied for 16th at The Players Championship.
She also carried a matching clutch for $1,630, but beneath her coat she kept it simple in a beige sheath and coordinating pumps. The coat, worn over a simple beige dress, sells for only $5,000 less than the median US household income in 2015.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc. With the unblemished Warriors waiting, James opted to douse them in accolades rather than cast any barbs.
The leaders agreed that the new French president would host the German and Polish leaders in France in August, the diplomat said. Charles Michel and he are indeed only two years apart, the first being 41 years old and the second being 39 years old.
GWS Auctions Inc. of California is auctioning off the jet after it sat on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. However, Presley designed the interior himself, which features red velvet seats with a matching shag carpet.
That's the first public reaction from Ariana Grande to the explosion outside of her concert in Manchester , England Monday night. Those attacks killed 130 people, including dozens trapped inside an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan theatre .
It also said that the company lost $2.31 per share, though most of that was due to expenses related to stock-based compensation. The company added more users this quarter than it did during the fourth quarter of 2016, when it grew by just 5 million DAUs.
For the rest of next week things look to stay unsettled with a 40-50% chance for scattered showers and storms each afternoon. Going into Monday , the weather service puts the likelihood of heavy rain at 100-percent, with temperatures in the mid 60s.
Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. He has been cautious about the recent decision to deploy a controversial US anti-missile system in South Korea.
Flynn's lawyers claimed an "escalating public frenzy" against the former aide justified declining the subpoena for his records. Brennan's testimony before the House intelligence committee on Tuesday comes one day after Mr.
Authorities thwarted an opposition push for a referendum past year and have also delayed state gubernatorial elections. Security forces have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who have hurled stones, petrol bombs and excrement.
Adele set her felled record in 2012 when she won awards including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist. This soaring anthem was the best-selling single of 1998 and won Dion three Billboard Music Awards back then.
Crosby took a nasty spill in the first period when he was slammed into the end boards head-first while he tangled with Carlson. Another stunning collapse -this one in five games- may have caused total reconstruction of the Capitals organization.
The private sector grew by 2.3 percent or 61,700 jobs, and the public sector increased by 2.6 percent, adding 14,800 jobs. The last time the USA unemployment rate was below 4.4. percent was when it was at 4.3 percent in May 2001, Gedney said.