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FBI Director Asked DOJ To Publicly Reject Trump Wiretapping Claims

In the latest dramatic plot twist to emerge from Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower prior to the election, the NYT reports that FBI director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s allegation that Obama eavesdropped on the soon-to-be president. According to the NYT, which cites senior American officials, Comey has argued that the "highly charged claim" is false and must be corrected as there is no evidence to back them up, but the DOJ has not yet released any such statement.

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And The World's Most Valuable Passport Is...

What is the "value of citizenship"? That's the question that Nomad Capitalist answers in their 2017 Passport Index, ranking 199 countries using a weighted approach that considers visa-free travel options, the amount of taxes a country levies on citizens who live abroad, along with the nation’s overall global reputation, civil and personal freedoms, and the ability to hold multiple passports simultaneously. And no, America, you’re not even in the top 20.

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99 Problems But Cash Ain't One: Jay Z To Launch Venture Capital Fund

Offering up the most definitive evidence yet that global markets are in the midst of an epic bubble, particularly the tech market with its multi-billion dollar valuations being handed out to every 20-year-old millennial with moderate programming skills and a dream of snapping selfies that automatically transpose ones face with that of a lemur, Jay Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) has decided to launch his own venture capital fund.

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US Shale Production To Soar By 3.5 Million Barrels/Day Over Next Five Years: BofA Explains Why

Two years ago, when Saudi Arabia launched on an unprecedented campaign to crush high-cost oil producers, in the process effectively putting an end to the OPEC cartel (at least until last year's attempt to cut production), it made a bold bet that US shale producers would be swept under when the price of oil tumbled, leading to a tsunami of bankruptcies, as well as investment and production halts. To an extent it succeeded, but where it may have made a glaring error is the core assumption about shale breakeven costs, which as we reported throughout 2016, were substantially lower than consensus estimated.

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Mike Flynn Faces "Legal Jeopardy" For Reportedly Lying To FBI

Anonymous intelligence officials claim that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's denial to The FBI in an interview last month that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador is a lie and contradicts the contents of intercepted communications they have collected.

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