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As impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump begin to ramp up, the State Department is dredging up its investigation into a subject that dominated the news during the 2016 election: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails.

An FBI investigation previously condemned Clinton's use of a private email server for State Department business during the Obama era, but assured that her activity wasn't criminal.

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The 45th President of the United States tweets rather prolifically. Because of this, there is much to mine online in the Twitter history of Donald Trump, before and after he became president.

And frequently, within his reported over 35,000 tweets, is one that comes back to haunt him.

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to disclose during his closed interview with the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee that he used his personal email accounts to conduct official White House business.

The chairman of the committee, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and the vice chair, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), only learned of the personal email account, which Kushner used from January through August of this year, via news reports. The two men were reportedly so upset that they wrote Kushner a letter via his attorney Thursday instructing him to double-check he has turned over every pertinent document for the committee's investigation.

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The Transportation Safety Administration may implement new safety procedures that would require air travelers to remove books from their carry on bags during the airport screening process, and allow TSA agents to go through them.

While the new policy has not been finalized, it's reported that passengers could be required to remove all reading material and even food from carry on bags and place them in separate bins, just as we do with our laptop computers.

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The Trump campaign struggled to respond to the latest twist in this unprecedented election as FBI Director James Comey said he stood by his decision not to pursue the case against Clinton. At a speech in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Donald Trump suggested once again that there was a conspiracy operating against him, while his campaign manager, Kelly Anne Conway, who had been effusive in her praise of Director Comey just a week ago, now awkwardly asserted that Comey had mishandled the investigation from the get-go.

"Right now, she's being protected by a rigged system," Trump told a crowd of supporters at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. "You can't review 650,000 new emails in eight days — you just can't do it, folks. Hillary Clinton is guilty."

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Three explosive revelations late Monday and early Tuesday by separate news organizations have rocked the Trump campaign just one week before the election. Mother Jones, Slate, and NBC News each reported separate stories on Trump's possible direct ties to Russia and on ongoing but heretofore undisclosed FBI investigations that each raise not only alarms at the highest levels of government but may comprise evidence that national security has been compromised.


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In a scathing op-ed for The Washington Post published last night, former Attorney General Eric Holder criticized FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State. In his letter, Holder argues that Comey broke protocol when he wrote a letter to Congress about reviewing the newly located emails, which were found on former Congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop. (Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.) According to individuals familiar with the case, FBI officials stumbled across the emails weeks ago but did not brief Comey on the development until last Thursday. Comey's announcement came 11 days before the general election; in July, he recommended that the Justice Department bring no charges against Clinton.

The FBI, wrote Holder, "has a practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations. Indeed, except in exceptional circumstances, the department will not even acknowledge the existence of an investigation. The department also has a policy of not taking unnecessary action close in time to Election Day that might influence an election’s outcome. These rules have been followed during Republican and Democratic administrations."

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