MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow detailed the six new staffers on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hired by the panel’s chair, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
On Tuesday, it was reported that Schiff had hired former chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Section, Patrick Fallon.
“We can add a little bit of new reporting on that tonight,” Maddow noted.
“An intelligence committee staffer tells us tonight that former FBI Financial Crimes Chief Fallon is one of six full-time staffers on Schiff’s team investigating the president now,” Maddow reported. “One of six.”
“In addition to that FBI financial crimes veteran Patrick Fallon, Schiff’s team includes three former assistant U.S. Attorneys and a Russian speaking investigator,” Maddow reported.
NEWS: An Intelligence Committee staffer tells the Rachel Maddow Show that the committee has six full time staffers investigating the president now, including an FBI financial crimes veteran, three former assistant U.S. attorneys, and a Russian-speaking investigator. pic.twitter.com/2bMcJoxJpS
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Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report
The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.
"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."
Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.
The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.
"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.
Congress still has one big tool left to rein in Trump’s corruption: Oversight Committee Democrat
Senate Republicans may have managed to quash the impeachment trial without calling forth any new witnesses or seriously considering the evidence against President Donald Trump. And the president may feel vindicated and largely invulnerable as a result.
But, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday, that doesn't mean Democrats don't have one last big play to rein in the president's abuses of power. They can use the first and strongest authority delegated to them: the power of the purse.
"What can Democrats really do when it comes to oversight of the president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, now that impeachment is over, does seem like there are fewer and fewer guardrails, if any."