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FBI official overseeing election-meddling task force leaves agency: report | TheHill
Senior FBI official Jeffrey Tricoli has left his position overseeing a government task force that's been looking into Russian interference in U.S. elections, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

Tricoli, who had been at the FBI for 18 years, reportedly left last month to take a job with Charles Schwab Corp.

His departure raises questions about how the government plans to address the issue of election meddling, particularly with the midterm elections less than four months away.

Tricoli did not respond to requests for comment by the Journal.
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yesterday by astrogirl
Mosquito, Gnat, and Midge Season - esteefee - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Senior Special Agent and unbonded Sentinel John Sheppard gets called up to chase a fugitive headed for the Canadian border. Unfortunately, this means working with Corporal Rodney McKay, RCMP—a Mountie, Guide, and royal pain in the ass.

Will these two pesky individuals be able to put aside their differences and catch the escaped convict? Or will they simply annoy the living heck out of each other and do the job anyway? SSA Teyla Emmagan and SA Ronon Dex look on in amusement while tracking the fugitive and flirting with various Canadian Mounties and Border Security Officers. Because there's not much else to do on this tiny patch of hell.
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2 days ago by miss_speller
GOP stunt to smear counter-intel expert Strzok ripe for backfire
I'd trust Strzok over any collection of Republican members of Congress.
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6 days ago by Membranophonist
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file documents the fall of would-be American Führer, Fritz Kuhn
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11 days ago by danbri
Memos detail FBI’s ‘Hurry the F up pressure’ to probe Trump campaign | TheHill
As the president-elect geared up to take over, the FBI made another move that has captured investigators’ attention: It named an executive with expertise in the FBI’s most sensitive surveillance equipment to be a liaison to the Trump transition.

On its face, that seems odd; technical surveillance nerds aren’t normally the first picks for plum political assignments. Even odder, the FBI counterintelligence team running the Russia-Trump collusion probe seemed to have an interest in the appointment.
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12 days ago by astrogirl
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Why was ’s application rejected? According to the Bureau’s own files, not even J. Edgar Hoover kn…
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14 days ago by danbri
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interviewed pioneer Marvin Minsky in the '60s as part of an investigation into a suspected spy…
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16 days ago by danbri
Feds ran a bitcoin-laundering sting for over a year • The Verge
Russell Brandom:
<p>More than 40 alleged dark-web drug dealers have been arrested as part of a sweeping federal effort described by the Department of Justice as “the first nationwide undercover operation targeting dark net vendors.” The core of the operation was an online money-laundering business seized by agents from Homeland Security Investigations and operated as a sting for over a year. By offering cash for bitcoin, HSI agents were able to identify specific drug dealers, ultimately tracing more than $20 million in drug-linked cryptocurrency transactions.

“For the past year, undercover agents have been providing money-laundering services to these dark net vendors, specifically those involved in narcotics trafficking,” said HSI Special Agent in Charge Angel Melendez, in a press conference earlier today. Melendez led the operation from New York.

The hijacked money-laundering service was offered across a number of different marketplaces, with agents claiming at least some presence on AlphaBay, Dream Market, Wall Street, and others. In the past, law enforcement efforts have focused on taking down marketplaces in full, most notably Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, and AlphaBay. But Melendez says his office has shifted focus to the individual dealers, who often operate independent of any single site.</p>


And now look at the sorts of drugs they were targeting:
<p>the same raids seized large quantities of Schedule IV pharmaceuticals — including 100,000 tramadol pills and over 24 kilograms of Xanax — as is typical of trade on dark net markets. Agents also recovered more than 300 models of liquid synthetic opioids and roughly 100 grams of fentanyl.</p>


They haven't specified how they matched the wallets to the drug buys. Which would have been useful.
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