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Archive for March 12th, 2019

Mueller Team Funded Through September

Special counsel Robert Mueller. Photo via FBI.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is funded through the end of September if necessary, Reuters reports.

The funding wasn’t addressed in the budget requests for the next government fiscal year issued by the White House and Justice Department on Monday because Mueller’s office is financed by the U.S. Treasury under special regulations issued by the Justice Department, Reuters reports.

“The Special Counsel is funded by the Independent Counsel appropriation, a permanent indefinite appropriation established in the Department’s 1988 Appropriations Act,” a Justice Department spokesman said.

 

McCabe’s Book: Session Said Bureau Was Better Off With All Irish Men. ‘They Were Drunks But They Could Be Trusted ‘

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikipedia.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe paints a very unflattering portrait of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his new book.

McCabe writes that Sessions didn’t read intelligence reports, mixed up classified material with what he had seen in newspaper clips and was confused about the structure and purpose of organizations, the Washington Post reports. He also blamed immigrants for nearly every societal problem and uttered racist sentiments with shocking callousness.

Session also made some unflattering remarks about the bureau, once saying it was better off when “you all only hired Irishmen. They were drunks but they could be trusted. Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos — who knows what they’re doing?”