FaceApp Privacy Concerns Are Prompting A Call For The FBI To Investigate The Russia-Based App

“”Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians,” the DNC’s chief security officer, Bob Lord, wrote. “It’s not clear at this point what the privacy risks are, but what is clear is that the benefits of avoiding the app outweigh the risks.”

Lord also reportedly advised anyone who had downloaded the app to delete it immediately.”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/faceapp-fbi-schumer-investigation-russia

Lawsuit Outs Reporter Ellen Ratner as Source for Seth Rich Information

Mr. Rich told Mr. Butowsky that he already knew that his sons were involved in the DNC email leak, but he and his wife just wanted to know who murdered Seth. Mr. Rich said he was reluctant to go public with Seth’s and Aaron’s role in leaking the emails because “we don’t want anyone to think our sons were responsible for getting Trump elected.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/breaking-lawsuit-outs-reporter-ellen-ratner-as-source-for-seth-rich-information/

Judge says Deutsche Bank can give Trump financial records to Democrats

Ramos, an appointee of President Barack Obama, said in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that the Trump clan’s arguments “are not sufficiently serious as it relates to Supreme Court precedent” dealing with the question of turning over documents to Congress.

The judge also disagreed with the argument by the Trump legal team that the demands for the documents from House Financial Services and Intelligence committees lacks a legitimate legislative purpose. Ramos said there is such a purpose in the request by the panels, which are probing alleged foreign influence in U.S. elections.

The subpoenas, Ramos said, are “undeniably broad but are clearly pertinent.””

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/22/judge-says-deutsche-bank-can-give-trump-financial-records-to-democrats.html

US House Intelligence panels issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, others in Trump probe

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement the subpoenas issued included a “friendly subpoena to Deutsche Bank.”

A 2018 financial disclosure form showed liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of the German bank. They are for properties including the Trump International Hotel in a former post office in Washington.

Deutsche Bank said in January, shortly after Democrats took control of the House following the November elections, that it had received an inquiry from the two committees on its ties to the Republican president.

Schiff said Deutsche bank had been cooperative. “We look forward to their continued cooperation and compliance,” he said.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/16/us-house-panels-issue-subpoenas-to-deutsche-bank-others-in-trump-probe.html

Judge Shreds Mueller ‘Evidence’ Of Kremlin Meddling

“Judge Dabney L. Friedrich ruled this week that the Special Counsel’s indictment of a Russian troll farm “does not link the defendants to the Russian government,” and “alleges only private conduct by private actors.

Following the February, 2018 indictment of three Russian firms and 13 Russian nationals, Mueller’s office was caught off guard when some of the Russians actually showed up in US court to defend themselves.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/judge-shreds-mueller-evidence-kremlin-meddling

Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. in Its Own Russia Investigation – The New York Times

While the Justice Department review is not a criminal inquiry, it has provoked anxiety in the ranks of the C.I.A., according to former officials. Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/us/politics/russia-investigation-cia.html