Special counsel Robert Mueller removed one of the FBI's top Russian counterintelligence investigators from his team after an internal probe found he sent messages that showed possible bias for Hillary Clinton and against President Trump, the special counsel's office said Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mueller continues to lead the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, despite a complete lack of evidence that Russia interfered in the process in any way.
Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was assigned to the Mueller investigation, received the messages.
The content of Strzok's text messages has not been publicly revealed.
The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators.
Mount Agung erupts for the second time The latest alert - a red warning - means an eruption is forecast to be "imminent" after nearby locals spotted volcanic ash rain. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
The department has already provided members of House leadership and the Intelligence Committee with "several hundred pages of classified documents" and multiple briefings - including whether any Federal Bureau of Investigation payments were made related to the dossier, and has cleared witnesses including McCabe and Strzok to testify, she said. But in August, news outlets reported that he was no longer involved in the special counsel effort.
Though, Fox News reports the role Strzok played in the Clinton investigation may now be under review at the Department of Justice. Some conservatives encouraged Mr. Trump to fire Mr. Mueller, saying the investigation was tainted. Trump has called the probe a "witch hunt", while Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the accusation is the result of Clinton's supporters not wanting to admit the Democratic candidate has only herself to blame for losing the election.
According to the report, Strzok was transferred to the FBI's human resources department in the summer after text messages between him and a colleague were discovered, in which they criticized Trump.
On Saturday, following the reports about Strzok, the inspector general's office said in a statement that as part of its investigation, "the OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them".
And that wish for a Merry Christmas, was proclaimed loud and proud, all the way down to this year's official Christmas cards. More than 150 volunteers from around the country spent more than 1,600 hours decorating the White House.
Athletes who were sexually assaulted by a former gymnastics doctor say Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee failed to stop the abuse and allowed dozens more girls to be molested.
It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument. An 4.4-magnitude quake centered near Dover, Delaware but could be felt for hundreds of miles along the East Coast.
This all is out ahead of another cold front that looks to bring about rain chances by the end of next week/early next weekend. Records were also set by midday in Long Beach, where the temperature reached 91 and topped the 2015 record of 88.
It's been a good few days for Chrissy Teigen - earlier this week she was named on the list of highest-paid models . The child will be Teigen and Legend's second, and could possibly be a boy, according to Entertainment Tonight .
He has denied all allegations and recently released polygraph test results in an attempt to prove his innocence. Jeremy Piven's CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd will be canceled after 13 episodes, sources confirm.
But it's still a nice moment, with Pratt's Owen Grady sharing a tender moment with what appears to be a baby velociraptor. The video is just six seconds long but it includes two of our favourite things - Chris Pratt and adorable baby dinosaurs.
It looks like fans of Samsung will not have to wait as long as expected to see the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Samsung's very own foldable phone idea has been around for quite some time but it hasn't b en implemented still.
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Stanley Meador said authorities spent days searching by foot, boat and in the water for any leads. The FBI says they have been sending "items of interest" to their lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case.
In Crime against women , Delhi reported highest crime rate of 160.4 in comparison to national average rate of 55.2. Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%.
If the breach impacts at least 500 residents, the business must also notify the attorney general's office within 45 days. Regulators from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom will also take part.
He pointed out that Zarate was a seven-time felon who had been deported from the US five times before the fatal shooting. So that is something that sanctuary cities including San Francisco have always said they would comply with.
However, they said Pompeo would need to resist the planned budget cuts and find a way to grapple with Trump's tweets. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hopes Rex Tillerson stays on as the USA secretary of state.
Auto parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground. That would enable Microsoft to raise the headcount at Redmond to a staggering 55,000 employees.
He adds that Oreo for Nokia 8 is packed with all the exciting new features along with the improvements that have added. HTC has stated that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship smartphone, the HTC U11 will be rolling out today.
The Buzzfeed "article references 180 reported incidents", the company said in a statement to The Washington Post. Once Ingram called the cops on her own, Deiter fessed up and eventually pled guilty to molesting nine women .
Before that, it was occupied by Prince William and Kate Middleton. "Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person". However, they all agreed that in this case, the ring is "priceless" due to its ties to Princess Diana.
In May, Lt Umar Fayaz was killed in the same area after militants kidnapped him from a marriage party in Kulgam district. The police have initiated investigation into the murder and the hunt for the unidentified gunmen is on, officials said.
Meanwhile, according to KBTX , Black was last booked into the Smith County jail in Tyler on September 7, 2017 on the same charges. Law enforcement officials have arrested 32-year-old Dabrett Montreal Black of Lindale after several hours after the shooting.
It has taken stakes in Snap and Tesla, and in several Asian based startups including Ola, a rival of Uber based in India. Steven Leung, a sales director at UOB Kay Hian said that the company earned 69 percent more net profit in third-quarter.