Tag Archive: FBI Investigation


Claim: Texas U.S. Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped By Mexican Cartel

 

 

 

” The FBI confirms it is investigating a claim made in a call to a police department in a Texas border town that a Mexican cartel has kidnapped a U.S. Border Patrol agent, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

  But officials say there are no reports of any of the 3100 Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley sector being missing or unaccounted for.

 ” We are aware and continue to work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine whether there is any validity to this threat,” FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee told News Radio 1200 WOAI.  “Until we rule it out, we treat it as a true kidnapping.”

  Chris Cabrera, a representative with the National Border Patrol Council, the organization that represents Border Patrol agents, told Reuters that the drama began with a phone call to police in La Joya, a small town on the Rio Grande in extreme south Texas.”

 

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Teen Critically Injured After Police Use Stun Gun On Him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital.

The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.

  Friends say Bryce Masters is in a medically induced coma because of injuries to his brain. They are hoping the teenager pulls through.

  They are cooling his body to try and reduce swelling that may have been caused by hitting his head on the concrete or losing oxygen for a long period of time.

” It looked like he hit his head on the concrete. You could see blood coming out of his mouth. The cop put his foot on his back and moved it back and forth like he was putting a cigarette out and asked him, ‘are you ready to get up now?’ You could tell the kid was going into convulsions,” Baker said.

  Witnesses who saw the whole thing happen say they watched Masters die and then come back to life after emergency crews resuscitated him. “

 

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Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting On Bowe Bergdahl?

 

 

 

” Three years into the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, Michael Hastings — the journalist whose reporting cost General Stanley McChrystal his job — wrote a Rolling Stone story on the missing soldier, a piece which the magazine called “the definitive first account of Bowe Bergdahl.”

  Hastings, who died in a car accident in Los Angeles in June 2013, had unparalleled access for that story.

  He spoke to Bergdahl’s parents, who had by that time stopped talking to the press, following “subtle pressure” from the army, and he quoted from emails the young soldier had sent to them, documenting his growing disillusion with the war and the US military.

  Hastings also spoke to several unnamed men in Bergdahl’s unit — soldiers who, we now know, had to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement forbidding them from discussing the soldier’s disappearance and search with anyone — let alone one of the top investigative journalists in the country.

 

‘ Michael and Matt both worked really, really hard on that story, and I know for a fact that they did it in a way that completely angered the US military and the US government.’

  But most controversially, Hastings’ piece revealed what has been the subject of much debate and vitriol over the last few days: That a disillusioned Bergdahl had actually abandoned his post and “walked away.”

  At the time of the story’s publication, the media had all but forgotten about Bergdahl — who was released on Saturday after five years in the hands of the Taliban, in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. And, with the exception of some initial chatter, Hastings’ piece, which paints a deeply unflattering picture of Bergdahl’s unit and its leadership, hardly had the impact of some of his other investigations.

  But someone did pay attention to it: the FBI.”

 

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” The FBI today confirmed it is helping Capitol Police to investigate possible Twitter threats made against Sen. Ted Cruz.

The tweets in question were written by Troy Gilmore Jr., who identified himself as an Army and Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era.

“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” Gilmore tweeted under the handle @ArmyVet54. The New Jersey grandfather also listed Cruz’s purported Houston home address several times and used expletive language to criticize the Republicans and Tea Party more widely.”

Remind us again who is in need of lessons in civility ...

Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash

 

 

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The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate on Friday.

Hastings, 33, was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hancock Park early Tuesday morning.

He was best known for a 2010 Rolling Stone article that led to the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was the former U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs told KTLA that he received an email from Hastings on Monday.

Biggs had known Hastings since 2008, when the journalist was embedded in his unit in Afghanistan.

“On Monday morning, I woke up and I got an email, and it’s very panicked,” Biggs said.

In part, it said that the feds were interviewing his close friends and associates, and that he was onto a big story and needed to get off the radar.

The FBI has denied that Hastings was ever under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman in Petraeus scandal visited White House

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” The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal — the biographer with whom he had an
extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship — visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions.

  Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who initiated the investigation that revealed the affair, and her twin sister had two “courtesy” meals at the White House mess as guests of a midlevel White House aide in September and October, the official said. Kelley and her family
also received a White House tour on the weekend before the Nov. 6 election. “