Friday, October 28, 2016

Emails show how Clinton campaign chair was apparently hacked by By TAMI ABDOLLAH and MICHAEL BIESECKER Friday October 28th, 2016 at 9:56 P

Emails show how Clinton campaign chair was apparently hacked 

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the final weeks before the U.S. presidential election....

F.B.I. Chief James Comey Is in Political Crossfire Again Over Emails

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Mr. Comey faced a dilemma: Inform Congress of the new developments, and be accused of harming Hillary Clinton, or wait, and be accused of lacking transparency.

Politics|'This Changes Everything': Donald Trump Exults as Hillary Clinton's Team Scrambles - New York Times

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Politics|'This Changes Everything': Donald Trump Exults as Hillary Clinton's Team Scrambles
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Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident
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Chechen Culture Ministry Creates Wedding Police

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Chechnya’s Culture Ministry has ordered the creation of a special unit to ensure proper traditions are observed at weddings in the Russian region.

Brighton Beach Gangland Hit Job Turned Extortion Case Coming To A Cadence

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Creative rendition of a gangster. Photo via Flickr/Max Borge.
Creative rendition of a gangster. Photo via Flickr/Max Borge.
The man who brokered a deal between a Brighton Beach Russian mobster and the man he was hired to kill pleaded guilty to the extortion charges yesterday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Boris Kotlyarsky, 68, confessed in Manhattan federal court that he persuaded Oleg Mitnik, the man who had the target on his head, to pay him and assassin Boris Nayfeld $125,000 in exchange for his life.
Anatoly Potik, a Russian businessman, allegedly offered Nayfeld, 69, $100,000 to kill his son-in-law, Mitnik, who runs an international shipping company, because Mitnik was in the middle of a $20 million divorce from Potik’s daughter.
Mitnik paid Kotlyarsky and Nayfeld $50,000 as part of the deal in January after Kotlyarsky repeatedly told him about Nayfeld and his history of organized crime and affinity for violence, according to prosecutors.
The deal went south after the first transaction, which took place in a Brooklyn restaurant. After Nayfeld left the restaurant he was greeted by a fleet of law enforcement officers just outside the restaurant, according to Gangsters Inc.
The charges that Kotlyarsky pleaded guilty to are extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion, each of which carry a sentence of up to 20 years. However, in the plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office, Kotlyarsky only faces about three to four years in prison.
“As Boris Kotlyarsky has admitted, he took cruel advantage of a desperate situation, giving a victim the extortionate choice between paying off his hitman or death,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “Kotlyarsky’s manipulation did not result in a payoff, but instead a criminal conviction.”
Nayfeld agreed to a plea deal that requires him to testify against other mobsters two weeks ago. Now Nayfeld is working with the feds in the hopes that they’ll be easy on him. He faces 40 years in prison for extortion.
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Brighton Beach Gangland Hit Job Turned Extortion Case Coming To A Cadence - Sheepshead Bites

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Brighton Beach Gangland Hit Job Turned Extortion Case Coming To A Cadence
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Anatoly Potik, a Russian businessman, allegedly offered Nayfeld, 69, $100,000 to kill his son-in-law, Mitnik, who runs an international shipping company, because Mitnik was in the middle of a $20 million divorce from Potik's daughter. Mitnik paid ...

Opinion Journal: Comey's October Surprise - Wall Street Journal

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Opinion Journal: Comey's October Surprise
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Opinion Journal's Mary Kissel and Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on the FBI's surprise announcement it is re-opening the Clinton e-mail server probe. Plus: GDP data, Russ Feingold's pro-poverty plan, U.N. Human Rights Council election.

Oct. 28 FBI letter to congressional leaders on Clinton email investigation - Washington Post

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Oct. 28 FBI letter to congressional leaders on Clinton email investigation
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The FBI will investigate whether additional classified material is contained in emails sent using Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was sectretary of state, FBI director James Comey informed Congressional leaders Friday. Read about the ...

Why FBI Director Made Clinton Email Announcement Now - Newsweek

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Why FBI Director Made Clinton Email Announcement Now
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James Comey throws stink bomb into election, Trump displays expected levels of grace and dignity - Daily Kos

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James Comey throws stink bomb into election, Trump displays expected levels of grace and dignity
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If FBI Director James Comey was not trying to create maximum damage with his brief, vague letter, he certainly gave it a good effort. Not only did Paul Ryan and Jason Chaffetz presciently have (inaccurate) statements ready to go at hand, the statement ...

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FBI reopens Clinton probe after new emails found in Anthony Weiner case - Fox News

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FBI reopens Clinton probe after new emails found in Anthony Weiner case
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However, daily revelations from hacked Clinton campaign emails obtained by WikiLeaks have become a headache for the Democrat's campaign. The resumption of the FBI ... pic.twitter.com/LHfyg46dWk. — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 28, 2016. 
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Trump: There's going to be a 'different Republican Party' - Politico

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Trump: There's going to be a 'different Republican Party'
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“No, I think it's going to be a different Republican Party,” Trump said. “We have a base of people that's so incredible — you have to see at these rallies, people get there at 7 in the morning. We had the other day a group of people that came 4 in the ...

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Tension between US and Russia brings war worries for some Muscovites - Los Angeles Times

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Tension between US and Russia brings war worries for some Muscovites
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Comey's disclosure shocks former prosecutors - Politico

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Comey's disclosure shocks former prosecutors
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Time for FBI chief Comey to resign - KBZK Bozeman News

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Time for FBI chief Comey to resign
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(CNN) -- Donald Trump's oft-repeated claim that the FBI's investigation of "Crooked Hillary" and the presidential election itself were and are "rigged," seems to have thrown FBI Director James Comey into a state of panic. In foolishly making a public ...

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FBI Director James B. Comey under fire for his controversial decision on the Clinton email inquiry - Washington Post

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FBI Director James B. Comey under fire for his controversial decision on the Clinton email inquiry
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Emails Again, This Time With Anthony Weiner

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Every time Americans start thinking nothing more can surprise them in this presidential campaign, something detonates to prove them wrong. So it was that on Friday, 11 days from Election Day, the F.B.I. director, James Comey, sent a cryptic letter to Congress saying: “In connection with an unrelated case, the F.B.I. has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent” to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Whose emails? About what? Do they have any connection to Mrs. Clinton herself? Mr. Comey wasn’t saying. Indeed, he appeared to have no idea. He went on to inform Congress that the F.B.I. “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant,” nor could he even predict how long it would take the F.B.I. to figure that out.
In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement — if not mutual interest — the campaigns of both Mrs. Clinton and Donald Trump demanded, quite correctly, that Mr. Comey provide more information, and fast.
According to numerous reports on Friday evening, the new emails were discovered during the bureau’s investigation of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, an aide and confidante of Mrs. Clinton’s. Mr. Weiner is being investigated in connection with illicit text messages he sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.
Mr. Comey clearly found himself in a bind. On July 5, he disclosed more than the F.B.I. typically does in an investigation, when he announced that the F.B.I. would not recommend that the Department of Justice pursue charges against Mrs. Clinton for mishandling classified material through what he called her “extremely careless” use of a private server. That same week, he testified before Congress that his investigators had found insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution of Mrs. Clinton. The discovery of a new email trove presented him with a choice between risking opprobrium for not revealing its existence until after the election or delivering his deeply unsatisfying letter on Friday.
There is so far no indication that Mr. Comey’s missive means the F.B.I. is “reopening” its investigation into Mrs. Clinton, as hyperventilating Republicans, including Mr. Trump, are suggesting, nor is it an acknowledgment that the F.B.I. erred in its earlier efforts. It doesn’t mean that anybody within the F.B.I. is trying to influence the election, as some panicky Democrats are implying. But without more information, it’s impossible for voters to judge the significance of this discovery as they head to the polls.
Mrs. Clinton, as she has acknowledged, is responsible for this mess, which led Friday night to a gobsmacking headline on CNN: “Weiner Sexting Probe Leads F.B.I. to Review Clinton Case.” If she is elected, she would do well to recall that line should she ever consider being less than forthcoming. Her apparent effort to blunt scrutiny by means of that private server has only led to far more damaging scrutiny and suspicion, with no end in sight.
But Mr. Comey’s failure to provide any specifics about a new, potentially important development, less than two weeks before Election Day, is confounding. As Mr. Comey put it in July: “The American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest.” They deserve details even more urgently today.
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Double-barreled October surprise from FBI Director Comey - YouTube

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Published on Oct 28, 2016
Ed Henry reports from Washington

FBI reopens investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use - YouTube

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Clinton calls on FBI to release all details on investigation - YouTube

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Democratic candidate addresses FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress

Clinton calls on FBI to release 'full and complete facts' of email review

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In her first public comments since FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers earlier in the day that the bureau is reviewing new emails tied to the server, Clinton said it's "imperative" that the bureau provide more details about what it's doing in the final days of the campaign.
"Voting is underway, so the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately," Clinton said at a brief news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, adding it was "imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay."
Clinton said she was "confident whatever (the emails) are will not change the conclusion reached in July," when Comey said he wouldn't recommend criminal charges in the matter.
Still, the Democratic nominee's campaign was shaken by Comey's move Friday — just 11 days before the election — and the press conference reflected how serious she's taking the issue. The newly discovered emails are part of an investigation into Anthony Weiner, according to law enforcement sources. Weiner, the disgraced former congressman, recently separated from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin after a sexting incident.
The FBI and the New York Police Department 
have opened preliminary investigations 
of allegations that Weiner, a former New York Democratic congressman, exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a purportedly underage girl.
Huma Abedin's life and career
Huma Abedin's life and career
Abedin talks with a guest during an Iftar dinner at the White House August 10, 2011.
Huma Abedin's life and career
Abedin talks with a guest during an Iftar dinner at the White House August 10, 2011.