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Ex-FBI deputy McCabe interviewed by special counsel

Reports emerged on Saturday evening that Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, just a day after United States attorney general fired McCabe to the praise of President Donald Trump.

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Reports emerged on Saturday evening that Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, just a day after United States attorney general fired McCabe to the praise of President Donald Trump.

Axios, then other news agencies in the U.S., reported that the interview happened, but not exactly when.

Mr. Mueller also has memos written by Mr. McCabe documenting his conversations with Mr Trump, sources told Associated Press and CNN.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe late on Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.

Trump had been taunting McCabe previous to Trump ally Sessions letting him go, reported CNN, and has been under fire for accusation that he misled an internal investigation at the Justice Department,

McCabe on Friday said his firing is part of a larger effort to discredit the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and alleged collusion between Moscow and Trump’s campaign.

Trump shot back, saying that it “was a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI…a great day for democracy.”

Trump blamed former FBI director James Comey, who was fired by Trump early last year, for allegedly covering for McCabe.

On Saturday, Trump questioned “how many hundreds of thousands of dollars” was given to Jill McCabe’s campaign for a state Senate seat in Virginia by a “crooked” friend of Hillary Clinton.

McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his fiftieth birthday, when he would have become eligible to receive early retirement benefits.

“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted on Saturday evening.

“It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the [Democratic National Committee], and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”

Ex-FBI head Mr. Comey has a highly-anticipated memoir releasing on April 17 called A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership which reportedly will reveal more information about the tumultuous few months he served Trump.

He tweeted a response to Trump’s allegations of “lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI” on Saturday, saying that “the American people will hear my story very soon” and that they can judge “who is honorable and who is not.”

After Comey was fired by Trump, McCabe stood up for the effectiveness of the FBI despite condemnation from the White House.


More details to follow. Image of Andrew McCabe from Daily Wire.  ■

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Humber monitoring coronavirus outbreak

There are no special actions at this time.

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Humber College said it is monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak and its “potential impact on the institution” in a statement posted online last week and updated on Monday.

Toronto Public Health told the college that “there are no particular actions required” at this time.

A special group tasked with keeping the campus community informed on the latest precautions for the virus has been established, made up of stakeholders from various departments and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Humber points students, staff and faculty to the Ontario Ministry of Health website’s dedicated webpage for updates.

The college’s announcement also asked that those on campus “wash their hands as frequently as possible” due to it being the winter flu season.

As of Tuesday morning in Ontario, there is one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, one “presumptive” case and 11 cases under investigation. ■

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Nominations open for 2020 IGNITE elections

Nomination packages are due by Feb. 14.

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IGNITE on Tuesday posted details and nomination packages for its 2020 elections on social media, setting up its first ever election without executive positions.

There are 10 positions open for students to run for, all on the Board of Directors.

There are four positions open at North Campus, three seats at Lakeshore, two open at Guelph-Humber and a sole position available at Orangeville.

All nomination packages are due by Feb. 14 and can be filled out on the elections webpage. ■

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Bell Let’s Talk Day coming to Humber

Bell let’s talk day will be coming to Humber on Jan. 29.

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Bell will be bringing their yearly Let’s Talk event to Humber College this week.

Let’s Talk Day is a national day of raising awareness about mental health and furthering the conversation of acceptance, support and to decrease stigma.

The day also encourages the use of various platforms including social media to engage individuals. Bell also donates money to mental health funds based on messages sent throughout the day on their cellular network and social media posts.

Bell will be hosting two events at both Humber North and Lakeshore Campuses on Jan. 29.

The first event will be held at North in the LRC, starting at 10 a.m. and finishing at 12 p.m. The second event will be held at Lakeshore in A170 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is open to both Humber and Guelph-Humber student

Students who wish to contribute to the cause can make a tweet, a social media video, use Bell’s Facebook frame or Snapchat filter and also use the hashtag #BellLet’sTalk on social media. ■

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