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Archive for June 9th, 2016

Hillary Clinton ‘Absolutely’ Certain She Will Not Be Indicted in FBI Probe

hillary-clintonBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Hillary Clinton confidently said Wednesday that the FBI investigation into her private email server will not become an issue in the election.

“Absolutely. That’s what I’m saying. That happens to be the truth,” Clinton said on Fox News, when asked whether she thinks there is “zero chance” that the FBI investigation could become a problem for her.

Clinton said she’s confident she won’t be indicted.

“That is not going to happen,” she said.

“There is no basis for it and I’m looking forward to this being wrapped up as soon as possible.”

Clinton said sh plans to cooperate.

“I’m looking forward to also participating,” she said. 

FBI Found Hundreds of Classified Files Given to Petraeus’ Biographer, Former Lover

Former CIA Director David Petraeus

Former CIA Director David Petraeus

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When the FBI was investigating the relationship between then-CIA Director David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell, agents found hundreds of classified documents on Broadwell’s computer.

The newly unsealed documents offer new details of the investigation into the pair’s relationship, who had been having an affair, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA and pleaded guilty of mishandling classified documents as a result of the investigation.

Broadwell was never charged.

New documents show that the FBI believed the pair was misleading investigators about the exchange of classified material.

Rights Group Demands Records about Border Patrol Abuse in Lawsuit

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

How many complaints were launched Border Patrol agents and how did the agency respond to each allegation?

The American Immigration council sued Customs and Border Protection for records related to the complaints since January 2012, Courthouse News Service reports.

The nonprofit research and legal organization said the agency is longer overdue in responding to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in October.

The American Immigration Council previously obtained data on 809 complaints of abuse by Border Patrol agents between January 2009 and January 2012.

The records revealed that Customs and Border Protection failed to take action in 97% of the reports of abuse. The most common complaint was “physical abuse.”

     “CBP’s failure to produce the requested records violates FOIA and is impending the Immigration Council’s efforts to assess and inform the public about CBP’s progress, or lack thereof, in developing meaningful and transparent procedures for investigating and resolving complaints of abuse of USBP agents,” the June 6 complaint states.

House Republicans Want to Boost Funding for Border Patrol, ICE, TSA

congress copyBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

House Republicans proposed a spending bill for Homeland Security that includes a $100 million increase over current funding levels.

The increase is $432 million more than President Obama requested for fiscal year 2017, the Washington Examiner reports. 

Republicans supported the increase in funding to boost border security, aviation security protection and protections from cyberattacks.

“Now, more than ever, we need to remain vigilant in the protection of our homeland. New threats to our people and way of life emerge every day, and the difficult challenges along our borders continue,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.

The House bill calls for $41.1 billion for Homeland Security.

Man Killed in Shootout with DEA Outside of His Kansas City Home

dea-badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A man was killed after shooting at DEA agents who went to his Kansas City home to serve a warrant.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that DEA agents returned fire and struck the suspect in the leg. l

After a four-hour standoff at the home, the man emerged from the house and pointed his gun at officers, police said.

Fearing for their safety, law enforcement officers fired back, killing the suspect.

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