give a moment of silence for Aaron Swartz, who died Jan 11, 2013.
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A friend of former FBI director James Comey who leaked sensitive FBI memos to The New York Times in the wake of Comey’s firing in 2017 now claims to be Comey’s personal attorney. Daniel Richman, a law professor at Columbia University, told The Federalist via phone on Tuesday afternoon that he was now personally representing Comey.
The revelation comes in the wake of news that Comey was interviewed by the special counsel’s office last year. According to The New York Times, the line of questioning from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller focused on memos that Comey wrote and later leaked after he was fired from his job by President Donald Trump. A review of FBI policies governing the handling of sensitive government documents suggests Comey violated FBI policy by leaking the memos, which were produced on government time, using government equipment, and directly related to his official government responsibilities, according to Comey’s own testimony before Congress.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote in a letter to the Department of Justice on January 3 that at least one of the memos Comey provided to his friend was classified.
“My staff has since reviewed these memoranda in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI, and I reviewed them in a SCIF at the Office of Senate Security,” Grassley wrote. “The FBI insisted that these reviews take place in a SCIF because the majority of the memos are classified. Of the seven memos, four are marked classified at the ‘SECRET’ or ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ levels.”
“If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information,” Grassley noted in the letter.
Reached by phone on Tuesday, Richman refused to say when his legal representation of Comey began or whether he was personally representing Comey when the former FBI director testified before Congress in June 2017 about his deliberate leaking of the FBI records. The specific timing of the attorney-client relationship is important, because it may shield conversations between Comey and Richman regarding the coordinated leak of FBI records to the media from law enforcement scrutiny. Richman’s legal work on behalf of Comey was not known before today, as Comey testified before Congress in 2017 that Richman was merely a friend.
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey testified last June in response to a question from Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). “Didn’t do it myself, for a variety of reasons.”
“But I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey continued. “And so I asked a close friend of mine to do it.”
“Who was that?” Collins asked.
“A good friend of mine who’s a professor at Columbia Law School,” Comey responded.
Despite being given multiple opportunities to do so, Comey never characterized Richman as his attorney, nor did he suggest that his directions to Richman to leak the memos to the media were privileged attorney-client communications. The news that Richman is now representing Comey raises questions about whether the special counsel may be investigating Comey and Richman for their roles in leaking classified information to the news media in order to get revenge on Trump for firing Comey.
The tactic of using attorney-client privilege to shield potentially illegal communications from law enforcement scrutiny is not a new one. During the FBI investigation of then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s potential mishandling of classified information, Cheryl Mills, one of Clinton’s top government aides at the State Department, also claimed that she could not testify about her communications with Clinton on the matter because she was also serving as Clinton’s personal attorney.
“I have nothing to say about any of this,” Richman responded, when asked directly whether attorney-client privilege was being asserted in order to shield his communications with Comey regarding the deliberate leaking of classified documents to the media.
Richman was first licensed to practice law in the state of New York in 1986, according to public records, and his current law license in that state is valid through October 2018.
Pigs are remarkably intelligent and emotional creatures who form sincere social bonds. Their mental capacity is so advanced that they are often said to have the intelligence comparable to that of a three-year-old human. Scientists have stated that pigs have the emotional ability to empathize, and videos of pigs comforting each other in times of distress, such as on a factory farm or slaughterhouse truck, prove that pigs are far more advanced and complex than most people perceive them to be.
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In the above video, we see further proof that pigs are intelligent and empathetic with meaningful social bonds. We witness the disturbing scene from a pig slaughter operation, and as one pig struggles against the fate of merciless butchering, another pig rushes to the rescue! Squealing and running toward the killers, who jump in fear, there is no doubt that the pig is trying to save the life of his dear friend.
This video, although difficult to watch, shows what happens to intelligent and emotional pigs across the globe each and every day. Many people insist on reducing the worth of these beautiful animals to nothing more than a commodity, so please make sure to share this video and encourage others to see all animals as someones not somethings.
A New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.
“I know the friend that killed my son,” Annie Johnson said of her son, Trevor Rhudd, to the New York Post. “He was being robbed for his phone.”
Trevor was found dead by police with a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday afternoon. His pants pockets were turned out.
“I saw my son dead on the ground with his mouth open, I can’t get that out of my head. They turned his pockets out to steal his Christmas money,” Johnson told the outlet.
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Local authorities had footage of Trevor being lead into an ambush by four of his friends, his mom said.
“They had four kids waiting for him, they rushed him out of the house to kill him,” Johnson said. “Nowadays you don’t need a reason to kill someone. My son was well known and well liked.”
Later on the surveillance footage, a man appeared, Miles Sutton, who Johnson said was captured running out of a stairwell where her son was.
“He came running out of the exit. It looks very suspicious,” Johnson said.
Sutton, 31, had been arrested in the past for tampering with evidence, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a gun. He has not yet been charged with murder.
Johnson does not believe Sutton was not the killer, however. She claimed the last number on her son’s phone was the number of the friend who killed him.
The shooting is still under investigation.
- This article was initially published on AOL.com: Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says
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It is often been said that the “enemy of enemy is my friend”. Therefore, in this moment, Peter Thiel is my best friend because you will not believe what he is doing to Google. This is absolutely awesome.
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In the aftermath of the coming crisis, FEMA will be all to happy to give you a roof over your head as well as food and water. I just cannot believe why people would denigrate FEMA. They only want to give us a place to stay.
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Science may have just proven what dog lovers everywhere have been proclaiming for decades: dogs really do love their owners!
As part of recent research, a neuroscientist at Emory University conducted an experiment which looked at dogs’ brains in an attempt to find out what they were thinking. The test involved a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine which scans the dog’s brain and produced the result that everyone was hoping for.
A total of 90 dogs were looked at during the experiment, which was overseen by Gregory Berns whose own dog lost its life. Prior to the investigation, the dogs were all prepared by getting used to the sounds of the MRI for the months that preceded the final test. Once the experiment had begun, it was soon discovered that dogs use the same parts of the brain as humans when solving problems, which is referred to in dogs as the canine prefrontal lobe. Berns then continued to give the dogs hot dogs and praise at varying times to then be able to compare the varied neurological responses.
He said, “When we compared their responses and looked at the rewards center of their brains, the vast number of dogs responded to praise and food equally. Now, about 20 percent had stronger responses to praise than to food. From that, we conclude that the vast majority of dogs love us at least as much as food.”
In addition to this discovery, the test also found that dogs are able to recognise different faces, which, combined with the understood praise response, could be a great aid in dog training. The tests could be used in the future to determine which dogs would be easier to train.
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