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Archive for March 15th, 2019

Weekend Series on Crime History: The Constitutional Crisis During Watergate

Ex-FBI Agent Peter Strzok Told Congress That Election Meddling Was Far More Important Than Hillary Email Scandal

Peter Strzok testifying on The Hill. (File photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Controversial ex-FBI official Peter Strzok told Congress during a closed-door interview last June  that “a hostile foreign power . . . seeking to clandestinely influence our presidential election” was a far graver threat than the charge that Clinton was mishandling classified information, the Washington Post reports.

A transcript of the interview was released Thursday by the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

Strzok also argued before a joint congressional panel last year that text messages he sent expressing disdain for Donald Trump had been misconstrued to be more disparaging than intended, the Post reports.

 

Authorities Turn Watchful Eye to Gene Gotti in Murder of Frank “Franky Boy” Cali in Staten Island

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It had been decades since a Mafia boss was hit in New York.

But on Wednesday, Frank (Franky Boy) Cali, the alleged Gambino crime boss, was shot down in front of his Staten Island home.

Now, authorities are turning a watchful eye to just-out-of-jail Gene Gotti, brother of the late John Gotti, who was released from prison six months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin, reports the New York Daily News.

Authorities are looking at several theories including whether Gotti, the younger brother of late Gambino godfather John Gotti and a capo before going to prison, is now looking to claw back his stake in the family business, the Daily News writes.