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‘That’s it?’ Comey slams ‘dishonest and misleading’ House intel memo

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday slammed the release of the memo, written by a staffer for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).

“That’s it?” Comey asked, echoing criticism many have levied at GOP House intel members, who last week voted to release the controversial anti-FBI memo over objections from Democrats and leaders of the bureau.

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“Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen,” Comey wrote. “For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.”

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Comey was abruptly fired by Donald Trump in May 2017 to, as the president explained, relieve “great pressure” from the Russia investigation. The former FBI director, who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June of last year, has periodically issued public critiques of the president on Twitter. Friday, prior to the memo’s release, Comey ripped “weasels and liars” taking on the FBI—and compared critics of the agency to Joseph McCarthy.

According to the memo, Comey signed off on three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants on Carter Page, and briefed Trump “on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was—according to his June 2017 testimony—‘salacious and unverified.’”

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report

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On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.

"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."

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