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Wed May 16, 2018, 03:36 PM

Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation

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Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.

Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.

The agents summarized their highly unusual interview and sent word to Washington on Aug. 2, 2016, two days after the investigation was opened. Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation. But at the time, a small group of F.B.I. officials knew it by its code name: Crossfire Hurricane.

The name, a reference to the Rolling Stones lyric “I was born in a crossfire hurricane,” was an apt prediction of a political storm that continues to tear shingles off the bureau. Days after they closed their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, agents began scrutinizing the campaign of her Republican rival. The two cases have become inextricably linked in one of the most consequential periods in the history of the F.B.I.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/crossfire-hurricane-trump-russia-fbi-mueller-investigation.html

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Reply Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation (Original post)
brooklynite May 2018 OP
livetohike May 2018 #1
Crutchez_CuiBono May 2018 #2
jberryhill May 2018 #3
Crutchez_CuiBono May 2018 #5
jberryhill May 2018 #7
Liberalagogo May 2018 #4
SkatmanRoth May 2018 #6
muriel_volestrangler May 2018 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:40 PM

1. Love the code name. Someone has a good sense of humor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:50 PM

2. Why

do the Rolling Stones let him use...'You can't always get what you want." (Don't we know it.) at his Mussolini Rallies?

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:01 PM

3. Because their permission is not required


For one low fee, you can use any song from the ASCAP inventory at your events.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:12 PM

5. Unless expressly

asked not to. It's been done before.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:07 PM

7. It gets complicated

And depends on the manner in which the song is licensed.

The entire Rolking Stones recording catalog is available for licensing through ASCAP. ASCAP offers a single licensing plan under which event organizers can use anything in the ASCAP master catalog. For ambient music at nonprofit events, it’s pretty cheap.

The Rolling Stones can huff and puff all they want, but they authorizes ASCAP to license their stuff (as thousands of artists do) and cannot stop a valid license holder from using the music within the license.

There are very narrow exceptions under non-copyright theories that could be asserted, but are not relevant here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:16 PM

4. Mick, Mick, Mick, speak English!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:43 PM

6. It is disappointing that the FBI moved too slowly

If they had developed the investigation faster, they could have prevented Trump from even being elected. We would not be subjected to the open wound of Mueller's investigation and the disastrous policies of this incompetent liar.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:07 PM

8. Locking - the hosts feel this is a feature article with analysis, not about a news event

Please repost in GD, or Editorials. Thanks.

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