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‘What I’m smelling here is fear’: Ex-FBI counter-intel director claims Nunes memo release shows White House desperation

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Appearing on AM Joy, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI said the widely derided memo issued by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Friday looks like a desperate attempt to derail special counsel Robert Mueller out of fear of where his investigation is going.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, ex-FBI man Frank Figliuzzi said he pored over the memo prepared by Republicans and found it sadly lacking.

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“What I’m smelling here is fear,” Figliuzzi began. “There is something about this investigation, something about the special counsel’s work.”

“You have to go backwards,” he continued. “Something about that Carter Page wiretap. In the header and the footer of the memo page released, that are clearly redacted and crossed out, they state ‘top secret’. This isn’t being talked about a lot, but the average FISA affidavit, the underlying document — the average one is classified at the ‘secret’ level. This memo is top secret, which means it was derived from TS information.”

‘What is TS information?” he posed. “It is the most sensitive techniques another government agency, not the FBI, utilizes. What does that tell us about the underlying affidavit on Carter Page? That there were signals intelligence inside that affidavit. That signals intelligence is most often used against a foreign intelligence service somewhere else.”

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NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."

Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?

Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt

— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020

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DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report

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Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.

But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.

THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E

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Armed security forces in DC are refusing to identify their agencies — sparking condemnation

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On Tuesday, Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman posted an image of heavily-armed federal officials overseeing protests in D.C. — and noted that they refused to identify their agency when asked.

Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/ciVDtP8ndk

— Dan Friedman (@dfriedman33) June 2, 2020

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