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Rod Rosenstein and Chris Wray meet with Paul Ryan as Devin Nunes’ DOJ-FBI subpoena deadline looms

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday–a meeting reportedly requested by the top law enforcement officials.

That meeting comes among a series of reports directly or tangentially related to the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Rosenstein named Mueller to head the probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from Russia related matters.

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According to a request from House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Wednesday marks the final day for the Department of Justice and the FBI to turn over documents related to the investigation—including sensitive information regarding the infamous Trump-Russia dossier. ABC reports Nunes’ request was the basis for Rosenstein’s meeting.

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Per his Dec. 28, 2017 letter, Nunes—who’s been accused of conducting his own shadow investigation of the FBI and DOJ during the House intel’s Russia investigation—demanded documents and testimony from FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Strzok was removed from the Russia investigation last year after Mueller discovered anti-Donald Trump text messages between him and Page.

“Should DIOJ decided to withhold any responsible records … it must, consistentt with the subpoena instructions, proved a written repose, under your signature, detailing the legal justification for failing to comply with valid congressional subpoenas,” Nunes’ letter warned.

“At this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves,” it added.

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Read the full Dec. 28, 2017 letter below:

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Gun ownership increases homicides — but only a very specific kind of them: study

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Does the frequency of gun ownership impact the homicide rate? In the broad sense, many studies have shown it does. But how does it do so exactly?

A new study, conducted at the University of Indianapolis and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, offers a profound hint. The study, which examined homicide rates by state from 1990 to 2016, suggests that most forms of homicide — those committed against friends, acquaintances, and strangers — are negligibly affected by firearm ownership rates. But one particular category of homicide is sharply correlated with the presence of guns: domestic violence.

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Conservatives are furious over Trump’s budget deal with Democrats — president brags about ‘real compromise’

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House conservatives are livid after President Donald Trump struck a budget deal with Democrats.

"You should veto this bill because it is fiscally irresponsible," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump. "It blows well beyond what was intended with the 2011 [Budget Control Act] caps. Furthermore, it continues spending hundreds of billions more than what we take in a year and does not put our nation on a path towards a balanced budget."

The effort is being driven by first-term Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).

"As the greatest nation in the history of the world, the least we can do is cut a deal that does not sabotage the fiscal future of our nation while endangering millions of American and migrants because of our porous border," the lawmakers wrote. "We can do better."

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Male Fox News personality rewarded by the network after being caught sending lewd texts to female colleague

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Less than, two weeks after the Huffington Post published shocking text messages a Fox News contributor reportedly sent to his female Fox Nation co-host, the network rewarded the male employee.

“Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s digital channel, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents,” the Huffington Post reported.

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