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Friday April 19th, 2019 night edition

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders produced one sizable whopper in May 2017, in the aftermath of FBI Director James Comey’s firing, when she suggested that he was unpopular among the bureau’s rank and file.

After a reporter claimed that a “vast majority” of agents supported Comey, Sanders replied, “Look, we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.”.

@SHSanders45 says "countless" FBI agents have contacted WH to say they'd lost confidence in Comey.

That response was “not founded on anything,” Mueller’s office concluded after interviewing Sanders, who told special counsel staffers she had made a “slip of the tongue.”

He said the FBI was in “virtual turmoil” under Comey.

“Morale at the FBI had in fact improved during Comey’s tenure, and the former director was widely admired among FBI personnel,” the site found.

Listen to our DC bureau chief David Corn discuss Mueller’s findings on this special breaking news edition of the Mother Jones Podcast:. »

Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First

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In a statement, Facebook said: “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are, have no place on Facebook.

“The individuals and organisations we have banned today violate this policy, and they will no longer be allowed a presence on Facebook or Instagram.

Posts and other content which expresses praise or support for these figures and groups will also be banned. »

New Crop of Satellites Will Identify Biggest Contributors to Climate Change

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A wave of satellites set to orbit the Earth will be able to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases, right down to an individual leak at an oil rig.

They are looking to track nations, industries, companies and even individual facilities to identify some of the biggest contributors to climate change.

“Oftentimes both government and industry are not fully aware of the magnitude of the opportunity to cut emissions. »

New Whistleblower Protection Office Is Under Investigation for Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

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The new IG office is looking into activities at the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection as part of an ongoing review of the implementation of the 2017 law that created OAWP.

Trump created OAWP by executive order in 2017 and later codified it when he signed the 2017 VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law.

They described feeling betrayed or neglected by an office they believed was going to help them but ended up doing the opposite. »