Nov 4, 2019

Alleged white supremacist arrested in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue

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An alleged white supremacist has been arrested for conspiring to blow up Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado, according to newly unsealed federal court documents.

Details: Richard Holzer, 27, confessed to planning to bomb Colorado's second-oldest synagogue after undercover FBI agents provided him with fake explosives. He is being charged with attempting to obstruct a religious exercise by force using explosives and fire, the Denver Post reports.

  • According to an arrest affidavit, an undercover FBI employee made contact with Holzer on Facebook in late September. Holzer reportedly told her he used to be with the Ku Klux Klan and called Jews and their synagogue a "cancer" to the community.
  • Holzer allegedly told the undercover FBI agent that he hoped to poison members of the synagogue and claimed he had paid off a "Mexican cook to hex and poison" attendees by putting arsenic in the water pipes.

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Key takeaways from new release of Mueller investigation files

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A second round of the FBI’s interview summaries with key witnesses from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was released Monday, BuzzFeed first reported.

The big picture: The cache includes summaries of FBI interviews with President Trump's former personal counsel Michael Cohen, former FBI director James Comey, former White House communications director Hope Hicks and Trump's 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

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Lisa Page tells the Daily Beast being targeted by Trump is sickening

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page arrives on Capitol Hill to speak before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee in July 2018. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page told the Daily Beast in an interview published Sunday night being the target of President Trump's wrath over the past two years is "like being punched in the gut."

My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He's demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening."
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Judge postpones Michael Flynn sentencing pending FBI surveillance report

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A federal judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn until after the Dec. 9 release of the Justice Department inspector general's report on alleged FBI abuses involving surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign, CNN reports.

The big picture: The sentencing was set for Dec. 18, but the Justice Department and Flynn's defense asked Judge Emmet Sullivan to delay the sentencing, as the report “will examine several topics related” to a request by Flynn's lawyers to find prosecutors in contempt of court for misconduct, according to the Washington Post.

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