FBI News Review at 5 PM Newsletter // October 25

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October 25, 2018
FBI: White Powder Found at CNN Building Not Dangerous
The Latest: FBI confirms likeness among suspicious packages
FBI: Two Suspicious Packages Addressed To Former Vice President Biden Intercepted At Delaware Post Offices
fbi - Google News: The manhunt: FBI treating serial bomber as domestic terrorism - CNN
Former FBI Profiler Discusses How Agency Works To Track Down Bombers
What we know about the suspicious packages sent to top Democrats, Trump critics and CNN
1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): mueller - Google News: Mueller reportedly has evidence that a Roger Stone associate knew Clinton campaign emails had been stolen and ... - Business Insider
1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Grassley refers Swetnick, Avenatti to Justice Dept. for investigation - The Hill
No 'Biological' Threat From Suspicious Packages, Feds Say As Investigation Widens
Postal Police Play Key Role in Mail Bombs Case, Employees 'Deeply Concerned' for Safety
FBI opening new Paducah office
Crime and Criminology from mikenova (8 sites): InSight Crime: El Salvador Town Wants to Combat Violence With Tourism
Senate tells FBI to investigate Michael Avenatti over Kavanaugh accusations
Pipe bomb investigation: FBI wants tips; packages sent to DeNiro, Biden; what we know
Grassley Seeks Criminal Probe Into Avenatti and Client's Kavanaugh Claims
ANA: FBI Wants Help With Fraud Investigation
1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Michael Avenatti Says Chuck Grassley Made 'Major Mistake' in Referring Him and Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick ... - Newsweek
Sources: FBI probing if bombs meant to detonate
Former FBI profiler sees an "arrogance" to coordinated string of mail bombs
Grassley refers Swetnick, Avenatti to Justice Dept. for investigation
fbi surveillance - Google News: Evidence just doesn't seem to add up in Pritzker suit - Tonica News
fbi surveillance - Google News: The Kitchen first Look: Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish feel the heat on set of 1970s Mob drama - EW.com
fbi surveillance - Google News: George Papadopoulos, ex-Trump adviser, testifies before House panel looking into Russia probe misconduct - Fox News
A Senate Republican wants the DOJ to investigate claims Avenatti lied about Kavanaugh
FBI News Review: FBI News Review at 2 PM Newsletter // October 25
1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation - Washington Examiner
Michael Avenatti Says Chuck Grassley Made 'Major Mistake' in Referring Him and Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick ...
Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation
1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation - CNBC

FBI: White Powder Found at CNN Building Not Dangerous

Hollywood Reporter
FBI: White Powder Found at CNN Building Not Dangerous 12:52 PM PDT 10/25/2018 by Jeremy Barr Law enforcement held a press conference on Thursday afternoon. During a law enforcement briefing on Thursday afternoon, FBI assistant director William Sweeney said the white powder found in an envelope at the Time Warner Center building on Wednesday "did not present a biological threat" but did not reveal what the substance is.
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The Latest: FBI confirms likeness among suspicious packages

The Saratogian
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local):
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FBI: Two Suspicious Packages Addressed To Former Vice President Biden Intercepted At Delaware Post Offices

CBS Philly
Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook  | Twitter NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – The FBI confirms two suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden were found at two separate postal facilities in Delaware on Thursday.
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fbi - Google News: The manhunt: FBI treating serial bomber as domestic terrorism - CNN

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Three new packages were detected Thursday -- two intended for former Vice President Joe Biden and one for actor-director Robert DeNiro -- each bearing the same markings as the seven packages detected earlier this week.
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Former FBI Profiler Discusses How Agency Works To Track Down Bombers

NPR
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole about how FBI profilers could aid the investigation of multiple explosive packages that were sent to prominent Democrats.
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What we know about the suspicious packages sent to top Democrats, Trump critics and CNN

CNN
With every bomb discovered this week, confusion and fear followed as authorities scrambled to evacuate buildings in New York, Washington DC, Florida and California. None of the bombs detonated and no one was injured.
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1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): mueller - Google News: Mueller reportedly has evidence that a Roger Stone associate knew Clinton campaign emails had been stolen and ... - Business Insider

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
The special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence suggesting that Jerome Corsi, a far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist, may have known in advance that emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign had been hacked and handed over to WikiLeaks, NBC News reported.
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1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Grassley refers Swetnick, Avenatti to Justice Dept. for investigation - The Hill

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Thursday that he is referring Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for a potential criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The law prohibits such false statements to Congress and obstruction of congressional committee investigations.
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No 'Biological' Threat From Suspicious Packages, Feds Say As Investigation Widens

WABE 90.1 FM
Updated at 4:22 p.m. ET Investigators have concluded that white powder found with a suspicious device this week is “not biological” but that devices addressed to political nemesis of President Trump are “something that should be taken seriously.”
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Postal Police Play Key Role in Mail Bombs Case, Employees 'Deeply Concerned' for Safety

GovExec.com
The Postal Service is in the process of educating employees on recognizing suspicious packages and training them on the protocols to follow after one is identified, as the mailing agency’s law enforcement arm is playing a key role into the investigation of a series of mail bombs discovered in recent days.
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FBI opening new Paducah office

KFVS
“A satellite office in Paducah will also be beneficial in responding to crisis situations in the region, such as the tragic Marshall County school shooting. Paducah is also home to the Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which houses sensitive energy materials, and the FBI’s presence in the city would better protect the plant, its workers and the larger community.”
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Crime and Criminology from mikenova (8 sites): InSight Crime: El Salvador Town Wants to Combat Violence With Tourism

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
San Pedro Perulapán is one of the most violent towns in El Salvador San Pedro Perulapán, in El Salvador, is one of the most violent towns in one of the world’s most violent countries. The situation in the historic municipality has become so grave that the government has given it priority in its national security plan.
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Senate tells FBI to investigate Michael Avenatti over Kavanaugh accusations

Washington Times
Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley asked the Justice Department Thursday to investigate anti-Trump lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick, saying they likely fed senators “materially false” information by accusing Justice Brett M.
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Pipe bomb investigation: FBI wants tips; packages sent to DeNiro, Biden; what we know

AL.com
The FBI is asking the public for help in identifying the person suspected of sending explosive devices to prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Joe Biden and Hollywood actor Robert DeNiro.
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Grassley Seeks Criminal Probe Into Avenatti and Client's Kavanaugh Claims

Bloomberg
Grassley Seeks Criminal Probe Into Avenatti and Client's Kavanaugh Claims  BloombergFull coverage
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ANA: FBI Wants Help With Fraud Investigation

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP (press release) (blog)
An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into fraudulent media-buying practices has been confirmed by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in a letter to members about the possibility of cooperating with the agency.
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1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Michael Avenatti Says Chuck Grassley Made 'Major Mistake' in Referring Him and Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick ... - Newsweek

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred Julie Swetnick, one of the women who brought accusations of sexual misconduct against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, to the Department of Justice.
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Sources: FBI probing if bombs meant to detonate

KKTV 11 News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local): Package containing a suspected pipe bomb that was sent to CNN, Photo Date: 10/24/2018 / Photo: Police Source / (MGN)
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Former FBI profiler sees an "arrogance" to coordinated string of mail bombs

CBS News
The race to figure out who is behind the string of homemade explosives sent to prominent critics of President Trump across five states and Washington, D.C. is intensifying as officials warn there could be more to come.
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Grassley refers Swetnick, Avenatti to Justice Dept. for investigation

The Hill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Thursday that he is referring Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for a potential criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The law prohibits such false statements to Congress and obstruction of congressional committee investigations.
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fbi surveillance - Google News: Evidence just doesn't seem to add up in Pritzker suit - Tonica News

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Rich Miller The more I read it, the more skeptical I became of the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the J.B. Pritzker campaign by 10 current and former field-level workers last week. 
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fbi surveillance - Google News: The Kitchen first Look: Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish feel the heat on set of 1970s Mob drama - EW.com

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
On a muggy July day on Long Island, Elisabeth Moss is staring into a kitchen sink, but there’s nothing dull in the dishwater; in fact, there’s a lot of blood. Over her shoulder, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy swig booze and tensely discuss the incident responsible.
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fbi surveillance - Google News: George Papadopoulos, ex-Trump adviser, testifies before House panel looking into Russia probe misconduct - Fox News

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
On 'Hannity,' former Trump campaign aide and his wife share their experience with the Mueller probe. George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser to President Trump ensnared in the Russia probe, made his first appearance before Congress on Thursday to testify about his role in the events that ultimately led to the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion with the president's campaign.
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A Senate Republican wants the DOJ to investigate claims Avenatti lied about Kavanaugh

Vox
Brett Kavanaugh may be confirmed to the Supreme Court, but Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley isn’t done with Michael Avenatti. Grassley referred Avanatti and a woman he represented during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings to the Justice Department on three separate criminal charges related to impeding the confirmation process.
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FBI News Review: FBI News Review at 2 PM Newsletter // October 25

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
October 25, 2018 FBI News Review at 2 PM Justice Department investigates FBI agents for 'lack of candor,' prosecutors say Pipe bombs sent to CNN, Clintons, Obamas, other Democrats Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation 1.
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1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation - Washington Examiner

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Washington Examiner Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation Washington Examiner Grassley, in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, said Swetnick and Avenatti should be investigated for “materially false statements they made to” the Senate Judiciary Committee during its probe into allegations ...
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Michael Avenatti Says Chuck Grassley Made 'Major Mistake' in Referring Him and Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick ...

Newsweek
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred Julie Swetnick, one of the women who brought accusations of sexual misconduct against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh, and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, to the Department of Justice.
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Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation

Washington Examiner
Grassley refers Michael Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to DOJ for criminal investigation  Washington ExaminerGrassley refers Swetnick, Avenatti to Justice Dept. for investigation  The HillMichael Avenatti Says Chuck Grassley Made 'Major Mistake' in Referring Him and Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick ...  NewsweekFull coverage
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1. FBI from mikenova (17 sites): Christopher Wray - Google News: Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation - CNBC

FBI from mikenova (20 sites)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and a woman he represented to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, claiming they made potentially false statements to Congress related to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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