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Union: Screening changes leave O’Hare more vulnerable

From Chicago Sun Times: Since O’Hare Airport’s May meltdown, many security screeners have been redeployed from checking employees to checking passengers, leaving O’Hare more “vulnerable” to an “insider threat,” union employees charged Monday.

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Email controversy dogs Clinton to convention

From The Hill: “She cannot admit she lied because doing so admits perjury to Congress,” said Matt Mackowiak, a Republican strategist. While Clinton supporters are treating the furor over her server as a closed case, there is one more potential storm cloud hovering on the horizon: Clinton could still be…

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The Missing Man at the Center of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

From The Daily Beast: But Pagliano has remained almost entirely silent in the face of his inquisitors. He has rebuffed congressional requests. When he was ordered to give a deposition to the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, he declined to answer every question posed to him, invoking his Fifth Amendment…

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Photos show bizarre ways immigrants try to sneak into the US

From Fox News: How will Donald Trump address these unusual tactics?

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Senator stiff-armed over concerns of FBI ‘double standard’ for Hillary Clinton

From Fox News: Despite a deadline of July 20, direct questions posed to FBI Director James Comey by the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Comey’s decision not to recommend an indictment of Clinton remain unanswered. The Judiciary Committee has direct oversight responsibility for the bureau.

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One Of Hillary’s Top VP Picks Also Destroyed Emails, Used A Secret Account

From The Daily Caller: Interestingly enough, when lawyers with the group Judicial Watch deposed a foreign services officer at the State Department in March revealed Clinton didn’t actually know much about computers or email use. “She says problem (sic) is HRC does not know how to use a computer to do…

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FBI: Orlando Jihadi Claimed Blood Ties to Boston, Fort Hood Terrorists

From Breitbart: Islamic State mass murderer Omar Mateen, responsible for killing dozens at the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse in June, had repeatedly told coworkers he was related to an assortment of jihadis, from the Boston Marathon bombers to the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hassan, newly released documents show.

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FBI did not think Orlando shooter Omar Mateen would ‘go postal’ in 2013

From Yahoo: Back in 2013, the St. Lucie County sheriff’s office and the FBI opened the investigation into Mateen after his coworkers at the security firm G4S Secure Solutions reported that he might have ties to Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers, or Nidal Hasan, who was the…

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Fate of Virginia felon voting rights in hands of state court

From the Associated Press: The governor’s order also faces a separate federal challenge from the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. McAuliffe has said that he will restore all roughly 206,000 felons’ political rights individually if he has to. Republicans claim the governor’s order was politically calculated to help his…

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What lies ahead for Clinton on email investigations?

From McClatchy: Lawmakers have asked the Department of Justice to look into whether Clinton committed perjury, but it’s highly unlikely it will conduct another examination after deciding against criminal charges. A newly reopened State Department inquiry may unfold secretly. And no bombshells are expected from the pending lawsuits over Clinton’s use…

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FBI to start handing over deleted Clinton emails to State on Friday

From Washington Examiner: The case, which was brought by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, has already forced six of Clinton’s top aides to submit for depositions. “No one has been able to testify under oath about why the system was created,” argued Michael Bekesha, a Judicial Watch attorney, about why a…

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Decision on Clinton email deposition expected soon

From The Hill: Over two and a half hours of oral arguments, Sullivan repeatedly cautioned counsel for both sides not to “read into” the tenor of his questions. At one point, he probed both on a scenario in which he might not order Clinton to testify under oath, but instead…

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FBI 2013 probe of Orlando shooter: We ‘don’t believe he will go postal’

From the Palm Beach Post: An FBI agent informed the sheriff’s office in late 2013 that the bureau believed Mateen’s braggadocio about ties to terrorists were a “form of tit for tat — who is the biggest and baddest — rhetoric,” according to emails released by government officials to the…

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Clinton preserves option to stall deposition

From Politico: Kendall “is preserving that position for ultimately raising it on appeal, if necessary….It’s safe lawyering,” said Dan Metcalfe, former co-director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy, now with American University’s law school. “It’s a wise thing to do, but one could infer

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Clinton lawyers: State Dept. ‘cluelessness’ is no reason to depose her in email suit

From The Washington Post: U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington said he would rule as soon as possible after a two-hour hearing, in which Clinton’s personal lawyers, led by David E. Kendall, joined State and Justice department attorneys in asking the court to deny a request by the…

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FBI to Deliver Deleted Clinton Emails to State Department

From Newsmax: The attorneys said the format of the emails took time. Some of them were deleted from the multiple servers Clinton used during her tenure as secretary of state. The comments were made during a hearing on whether Clinton should submit for a deposition in a Freedom of Information…

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Judge to Decide On Possible Clinton Deposition, Considering Written Questions Instead

From LawNewz: More than once, Sullivan brought up the possibility of having Clinton answer interrogatories or written questions, instead of having a deposition. The judge asked Clinton’s attorney David Kendall, who appeared in court for the first time in this case, how long it would take for the former Secretary of…

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FBI Labeled Orlando Gunman ‘Not a Terrorist’ Three Years Before Attack

From The Washington Free Beacon: FBI investigator Rand Glass notified St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department Major Michael Graves in September 2013 that the agency did not believe Mateen posed a security threat, according to documents released by Judicial Watch on Monday. “Rand told me, ‘We do NOT believe he is a terrorist,’”…

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Opinion Journal: Clinton Email Gag Orders

From WSJ Opinion Journal: Judicial Watch Director of Research and Investigations Chris Farrell on how the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation.

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Media urge judge to release Clinton email deposition videos

From Politico: The media submission also argues that the recordings provide the best evidence of testimony given in the course of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, superior to transcripts that were publicly released by the conservative group pursuing the suit, Judicial Watch.