James Comey under criminal investigation
Federal prosecutors in Washington are investigating a years-old leak of classified information about a Russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey illegally provided details to reporters, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
The case is the second time the Justice Department has investigated leaks potentially involving Mr. Comey, a frequent target of President Trump, who has repeatedly called him a “leaker.” …The document played a key role in Mr. Comey’s decision to sideline the Justice Department and announce in July 2016 that the F.B.I. would not recommend that Hillary Clinton face charges in her use of a private email server to conduct government business while secretary of state….
The Justice Department’s inspector general, who had examined Mr. Comey’s conduct and referred his findings to prosecutors in New York, concluded that Mr. Comey violated F.B.I. policy. …
Whether the document was fake remains an open question.
I read it here
School-to-prison pipeline is back in session
5 cars stolen over weekend
01-18-2020 — Madison police responded to Birch Hill Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was located and verified to be reported as stolen. The driver/suspect (15-year-old male) attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center on a resisting charge. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
01-19-2020 — Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 4:43 p.m. Officers observed five juveniles flee from a vehicle. Area canvassed and one juvenile was detained. The vehicle was left unoccupied and discovered to be reported as stolen. Vehicle recovered. Investigation continuing.
Three other vehicles stolen over the weekend.
Daily Archives: December 6, 2018
God help me (and I mean that) This blogger was happy to be done with local politics when I left the Dane County board a dozen years ago but I cannot ignore the current crisis in Madison’s public schools. Someone … Continue reading
Handgun pointed inches from father’s head More doings from our new ‘neighbors’ at Tree Lane? Straight from the Madison Police blotter: Incident Type: Robbery Incident Date: 12/05/2018 – 5:52 PM Address: 6514 Schroeder Rd. (La Petite Academy) Suspect(s) • Black male, 5’8″ to … Continue reading
Laughter, tears, and washing feet We honestly feel like better people after having watched George H.W. Bush Sr.’s funeral Wednesday on C-Span. (We’re sure it will pass.) But America as a whole may be better. It was so uplifting we … Continue reading