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Archive for November 25th, 2016

Weekend Series on Crime: Nixon Talks About Blacks and Jews As Spies Including the Rosenbergs

Secret Service May Rent Floor at Trump Tower to Protect the Trump Family

Trump Tower

Trump Tower

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

President elect-Donald Trump and his family want to spend time at Trump Tower in New York, and that’s going to cost taxpayers some money, not to mention added inconvenience.

The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower and turning it into a 24-7 command center to protect the family, CNN reports.

CNN reports that renting a floor could run about $1.5 million a year.

It’s been reported that Trump’s wife Melania  wants to stay in New York so their son, Barron, can continue attending his private school.

A Look at ATF’s National Tracing Center

FBI Closes Probe Into Brad Pitt Involving Child Abuse Allegations

Actor Brad Pitt, via Wikipedia

Actor Brad Pitt, via Wikipedia

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI probe into allegations that Brad Pitt physically abused his children is over.

“The FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement, according to NBC News.

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services earlier this month cleared Pitt of any wrongdoing in connection with an incident aboard a private jet in September.

FBI Signs Deal To More Closely Monitor Twitter

twitter

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Tweets are public.

But people generally don’t see all the tweets they want.

Now, the FBI has signed a deal that will give it access to monitor Twitter’s “firehose” — every tweet posted publicly each day, roughly 500 million of them, writes Matt Rocheleau of the Bloston Globe.

Under the arrangement, the FBI can use a filter with certain words to pluck out tweets of interest.

Civil liberties groups are concerned.

“It’s deeply frightening that the FBI is about to access, and may already have access to, this very powerful tool,” Kade Crockford, from the American Civil Liberties Union, tells the Globe.