A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department’s inspector general criticizes former FBI director James Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and includes new text messages from FBI personnel conveying political opposition to Trump.

The report, by the department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, does not challenge Comey’s decision not to prosecute Clinton, or conclude that political bias at the FBI influenced that decision.

In a tweet, Comey called the report’s conclusions “reasonable,” even though he disagrees with some of them, and thanks the IG’s office for its work.

John Podesta, Clinton’s former campaign chair, excoriated Comey, saying there is “good evidence” that his actions in the final days of the 2016 presidential race “blew the election” for Democrats.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, is facing mounting pressure from two active federal investigations, contending with skyrocketing legal bills and planning to change lawyers in the near future, and also feeling neglected by the president.

Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti has accused Trump of “stupidity” for not helping pay Cohen’s legal fees, and for hiring “walking disaster” Rudy Giuliani onto his legal team.

Steve Bannon, 10 months removed from the job of chief strategist to the president and five months after his ouster from the arch-conservative news site Breitbart News, is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking the way Trump disrupted American politics.

Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that “of course” he will return to work at the White House in the coming days after recovering from a heart attack.

The Erie County Water Authority board voted this morning to fire its executive director, Earl L. Jann Jr., after determining that the terms of his employment contract are invalid.

Neil Garfinkel, best know as REBNY’s in-house legal eagle, has been appointed to the New York State Real Estate Board by Cuomo.

Could online sports betting violate New York’s gaming pacts with Indian nations? Maybe.

State Police quietly removed from a news release references to whether a 10-year-old boy from Connecticut was wearing a seatbelt before a Sunday crash in Schoharie County that took his life.

Al Jurczynski, the former Mayor of Schenectady, is driving for Uber.

Cuomo announced that the SUNY Board of Trustees has extended its offer for in-state tuition for the 2018-19 academic year to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum cable, was ordered by New York regulators to pay a $2 million fine for not building out its cable network and expanding high-speed internet service.

Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo said that he will not back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for another term as the chamber’s top Democrat, calling her “aloof, frenetic and misguided.”

Three Syracuse hospitals had significantly worse than average patient infection rates in 2016, according to the state Health Department.

What difference will it really make if Buffalo moves its school board elections from May to November? Research from California, where nearly all school elections are held in November, suggests it could matter a great deal in some years – not much in others – depending on which November you’re talking about.

Cuomo today announced that New York is now home to 1,005 craft beverage manufacturers operating in 60 counties across the state.