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Police Probe Shooting Involving DEA Agent in Arizona

Tuscon on USA map

By Allan Lengel

Tucson police detectives are investigating a shooting involving a DEA agent Wednesday afternoon near the Tucson airport, the Arizona Daily Star reports. No one was injured.

At about 2 p.m., members of the DEA Task Force were conducting an investigation in the area of East Valencia Road and South Country Club Road when the DEA agent tried to stop a vehicle.

A man and a woman jumped out of the vehicle and fled. The DEA agent chased the man on foot, and at some point,  the suspect pulled out a handgun and attempted to carjack a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle drove off before the suspect could get into it, the paper reports.

The suspect was later found in a desert area and arrested without incident.


Trump Takes Shot At FBI After Mentioning Fox & Friends

President Donald Trump

By Allan Lengel

President Donald Trump continued to take shots at the FBI.

On Thursday, Trump suggested in an early morning tweet that  the FBI used the Russia dossier to “spy on the Trump campaign” and “influence the Election,”  according to Media-Ite.

He also mentioned “@foxandfriends” in his tweet.

With Upcoming Election, FBI Unit Plans to Alert U.S. Companies About Foreign Disinformation and Social Media Manipulation

By Allan Lengel

With a new election approaching, the FBI is concerned.

The FBI’s “foreign influence” task force plans to alert U.S. companies and the public about efforts by Russia or other nations to use disinformation and social media manipulation to interfere in upcoming elections, Bloomberg News reports.

At the same time, the feds are being careful not to upset free speech and constitutional rights, a top law enforcement official said.

Bloomberg reports:

The direction that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “foreign influence” task force is heading could dramatically reshape the relationship between government and social media companies in order to address vulnerabilities that enabled Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.

“We’ve been reluctant in some instances to share the amount of information of what we know about what’s happening,” said Jeffrey Tricoli, a top FBI official heading the task force. “You can’t stay with the same strategy if you think there needs to be changes. So going forward there’s going to be opportunities for us to share information in better ways.”


GOP Lawmakers Push for Comey to Testify in Clinton Probe

Former FBI Director James Comey

By Allan Lengel

GOP lawmakers are trying to beat the drum louder on the probe into the FBI Hillary Clinton investigation.

House Republicans are preparing to ask former FBI Director James Comey to testify as part of the Republican-led probe into the FBI and Justice Department handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, CNN reports, noting:

Comey’s testimony, if he appeared, would raise the stakes of the joint Judiciary and Oversight Committee investigation into the decision not to charge the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee over classified emails on her private server — and the rare step for Comey to publicly announce Clinton would not be charged — as the probe has become a proxy battle on Capitol Hill between Democrats and Republicans over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

 “I think that would be essential,” says Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican.  We’re going to have to find out from James Comey why the normal procedures were ignored in this case.”