Yesterday, deputy FBI director Andrew (you can call him Andy if you're hanging out in his office handicapping presidential races) McCabe testified for about seven-and-a-half hours before the House Intelligence Committee But when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, the sources said, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Beyond that, investigators said, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier's allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow. If this is correct, then contrary to the popular anti-Trump meme that "the dossier has been validated," apparently nothing in the dossier has been verified by anyone other than Carter Page's documented trips to Russia.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), a leading national voice on immigration reform, will not seek reelection, three Democratic sources with knowledge of the decision told POLITICO.
Gutiérrez, who has held his seat since 1993, is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon he's withdrawing the nominating petitions he filed just Monday and will formally endorse Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
"I don't know anything. I don't know anything," he said late Monday.
WASHINGTON -- The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. read more