FBI’s Wray denounces threats to law enforcement after agency searches Trump’s home

OMAHA, Neb. — The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.Christopher Wray, who was appointed as the agency’s director in 2017 by Trump, called threats circulating online against federal agents and the…

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U.S. sanctions virtual currency mixer used by North Korean hackers to launder stolen funds

The U.S. Treasury on Monday sanctioned a virtual currency mixer that it says was used by a North Korean state-sponsored hacking organization to launder stolen funds. File Photo by KCNA/EPA-EFE Aug. 9 (UPI) — The Biden administration has sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash on accusations of being used to launder billions of dollars of…

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Biden admin to end Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” border policy after court order

The Biden administration moved on Monday to suspend the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. Driving the news: U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk earlier on Monday lifted an injunction that required the Department of Homeland Security to resume the policy, formally called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Justice Department lawyers requested the Trump-appointed Kacsmaryk to take…

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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy vows probe of DOJ over raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday the House would investigate the Department of Justice if Republicans took the majority. Why it matters: McCarthy’s pledge was the crescendo to widespread Republican condemnations of the DOJ after the FBI raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. It comes as Republicans are preparing a litany of probes…

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Trump says McConnell ‘got played like a fiddle’ on Democrats spending bill

Former President Trump laid into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday after Senate Democrats passed their long-awaited health care, tax and climate package. “Mitch McConnell got played like a fiddle with the vote today by the Senate Democrats,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “First he gave them the fake Infrastructure Bill, then Guns,…

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