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Recent articles by Mike:

“Basic and fundamental errors” in Russia probe, DOJ watchdog says

The DOJ internal watchdog told Congress Wednesday he is concerned that so many errors were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. → Read More

Watchdog: 'Basic and fundamental errors' in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that "so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes two days after the release of a report that identified significant problems… → Read More

Watchdog: 'Basic and fundamental errors' in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that "so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes two days after the release of a report that identified significant problems… → Read More

Watchdog: 'Basic and fundamental errors' in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that "so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes two days after the release of a report that identified significant problems… → Read More

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or a badly bungled farce. Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary… → Read More

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or a badly bungled farce. Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary… → Read More

‘Basic and fundamental errors’ in Russia investigation, government watchdog tells Congress

"Many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, watchdog says. → Read More

Watchdog: “Basic and fundamental errors” in Russia probe

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors” were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. → Read More

Watchdog finds ‘basic and fundamental errors’ in Russia probe

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will tell Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. → Read More

Watchdog: Basic and fundamental errors in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog will tell Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. → Read More

Barr: FBI’s Russia investigation based on ‘bogus narrative’

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the inspector general, particularly the finding that the FBI had enough information to use surveillance on a former Trump campaign aide. → Read More

Barr: FBI’s Russia investigation based on ‘bogus narrative’

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the inspector general, particularly the finding that the FBI had enough information to use surveillance on a former Trump campaign aide. → Read More

Search for missing Conn. girl continues

Police continue the search for the 1 year old who has been missing since her mother was found murdered on Dec 2. → Read More

WATCH: Mysterious lights hover in Ariz. sky

Mysterious lights hovered in the Arizona sky on Sunday. → Read More

Takeaways from the DOJ watchdog report into FBI Russia probe

The Justice Department's internal watchdog released a report that found the FBI had a legitimate reason to open up one of the most politically sensitive investigations ever, the Russia probe that began in secret during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign that eventually was taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller. But the report, issued Monday, also documented errors during the… → Read More

Fed watchdog says FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia

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FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia, fed watchdog says

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump's repeated claims that he has been the target of a witch hunt. → Read More

FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia, fed watchdog says

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared → Read More

Russia Probe: Key Takeaways From the DOJ Watchdog's Report

The Justice Department's internal watchdog has found that the FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. The findings in the highly anticipated... → Read More

Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The report from the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed for the first time that the FBI had also sent an informant to record a conversation with a “high-level Trump campaign official,” who was not considered a subject in the Russia probe. → Read More