FBI agent who testified for Republicans was suspended over leaked classified information
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by Ryan Nobles | NBC News
28m ago
Garret O’Boyle, an FBI agent who was presented in a public hearing by House Republicans as a whistleblower, was suspended by the bureau because internal investigators had concluded that he leaked classified information to the right-wing group Project Veritas, according to a bureau official. House Democrats are now accusing O’Boyle of lying to the committee and are referring the matter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. Lawmakers learned about the reason for O’Boyle’s suspension, which was previously unreported, in testimony that Jennifer Moore ..read more
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Jennifer Hudson, Method Man to perform at White House Juneteenth concert
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by Associated Press
6h ago
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host a Juneteenth concert next week in a “celebration of community, culture and music,” the White House announced Wednesday. The concert, to be held June 13, will be on the South Lawn of the White House. During the event, the White House says it will “uplift American art forms that sing to the soul of the American experience” as part of Black Music Month. Artists that will be featured include Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, singer and talk show host Jennifer Hudson, and Cliff “Method Man” Smith, a member of the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tan ..read more
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House Republicans pull back contempt charge against FBI Director Wray over Biden document
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by Farnoush Amiri
12h ago
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday called off a vote on a contempt of Congress charge against FBI Director Christopher Wray, accepting a last-minute offer by the bureau to allow the full committee access to a confidential document of an unverified tip about President Joe Biden. Rep. James Comer said in a statement that the committee is removing a contempt resolution against Wray from Thursday’s schedule after receiving an accommodation that would give the full committee access to the document. “Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is ..read more
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Trump told he is target of Mar-A-Lago documents criminal probe by special counsel
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by Dan Mangan,CNBC
17h ago
Former President Donald Trump has been informed he is a target of the federal criminal probe into his retention of hundreds of classified government records after leaving the White House. Special counsel Jack Smith is probing Trump both for keeping classified records at his residence in his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, and his suspected efforts to hide those documents and keep them from government officials seeking their return. Smith and other Department of Justice officials met with three lawyers for Trump on Monday at DOJ headquarters. Former President Donald Trump has been inf ..read more
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