Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus slammed a newly reported document alleging that Russians might have had compromising information on President-elect Donald Trump as “offensive crap” and “garbage.” “[It’s] offensive crap that we shouldn’t even be talking about,” Mr. Priebussaid Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” program. “This is garbage … shameful is what it is.” Mr. Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted: “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” The businessman also tweeted: “Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is “A
Comments: I am thrilled that Priebus has come out swinging. John Bolton was just on FNC and said that there could even be criminal behavior related to this mess. This is one of the worst things I have ever seen and those involved should be punished unmercifully.
Will anyone be surprised when there are YUUUUGE lawsuits over this? These demtard spear carriers did the equivalent of the infamous "here, boy, hold ma beer while I show you how to wrestle an alligator" shtick.
Following the horrific terror attack in Manchester U.K., Michelle Malkin is praising President Trump for responding to radical Islamic terror with "moral clarity." (Snip) She said the problem in the U.K., the U.S. and much of the Western world is that we have leaders who have been "blind, deaf and dumb" to the threat of jihadists. "When you have these refugees who are welcomed into your country and you fail at the basic goal and the basic requirement of assimilation in the country, this is what you end up with," Malkin said. She quoted the famous historian Arnold J. Toynbee: "Civilizations die
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said this morning that key surveillance programs won´t be reauthorized by Congress until questions about intelligence "unmasking" are answered. At a House Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday in the Russia investigation, Gowdy asked former CIA Director John Brennan about the issue. Gowdy told Bill Hemmer this morning that he and other lawmakers still want more information on the procedures for unmasking the identities of Americans picked up in foreign surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies. Fox News reported in April that former national security adviser Susan Rice requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in incidental surveillance.
A friend of former FBI Director James Comey said President Trump should be scared of the former director´s testimony that he plans to deliver to lawmakers next month. "This guy has a story to tell," Benjamin Wittes said of Comey in an interview on CNN on Tuesday night. "If I were Donald Trump, that would scare me a lot." Wittes, a friend to Comey and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said Tuesday he found it "very telling" that the former FBI director decided not to testify before a Senate panel on the FBI´s investigation into Russian meddling in
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite. The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation. The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run
A transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in which Trump praised Duterte was leaked to the media. The transcript was made by the Philippine government and was later leaked on Tuesday to two liberal news outlets, The Washington Post and The Intercept. The latter outlet obtained the transcript through a partner organization in the Philippines. Both outlets posted the full transcript online, without any redactions. A senior administration official confirmed the document’s authenticity to the Post but declined to otherwise comment on “a leaked document from a foreign government.” The transcript shows Trump making an effort to reach
A bill introduced this month by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) would increase foreign guest workers by up to 500,000 a year and offer a back-door amnesty for illegal immigrants. The legislation, the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017, has attracted support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian-oriented Cato Institute. The bill would represent a massive increase in the number of non-immigrant visas issued each year by the United States. Unlike the myriad of existing visa programs, Johnson’s proposed program would be a state-based system. Each state and the District of Columbia would be able to
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community. (Snip) The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later. The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying
Climate change” and “child marriage” are “interconnected” issues, said Chelsea Clinton on Monday. Participating in a left-wing discussion panel framed as a meeting for “social justice,” she was introduced as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent.” Using "climate change" as a euphemism for the narrative of anthropogenic global warming, Clinton framed the burning of fossil fuels as exacerbating other perceived social and political issues (emphasis added): “[We] carry multiple concerns in both our head and our heart. Just listening to the concerns around education and climate change, women’s health, child marriage, access to technology, all of those are of
Michelle Obama has been enjoying her Italian vacation in style—and got a welcome fit for a star as she and her husband visited the city of Siena, Tuscany today. The former First Lady looked especially glamorous as she stepped out in a flirty shoulder-baring top, paired with a high-waisted khaki-colored pants. Her husband, who previously went out for a scenic bike ride in the countryside, had ditched his sporty outfit for a polished shirt and pants. A massive crowd cheered after spotting the former presidential couple, with some fans yelling: ´President Obama!´ Scroll down for video The pair, who arrived in Italy Friday
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump´s budget on Tuesday, calling the overall proposal "dead on arrival." “President Trump’s $603 billion defense budget request is inadequate to the challenges we face, illegal under current law, and part of an overall budget proposal that is dead on arrival in Congress," McCain, a frequent critic of the president, said in a statement. The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a budget that would shift $54 billion from nondefense to defense spending for fiscal year 2018. That´s roughly $19 billion more than former President Barack Obama´s last plan. McCain added that Trump´s budget proposal
Fox News staffers are growing increasingly dismayed as network star Sean Hannity and others continue to promote the unfounded conspiracy theory that Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered last year for talking to WikiLeaks. The Daily Beast spoke to nearly a dozen reporters, pundits, and hosts inside Fox News who all conveyed the same sentiment: Hannity is “embarrassing” the network, and the promotion of the Rich conspiracy theory is senselessly cruel to a grieving family. “ARE WE STILL AIRING THAT SH*T?!” one Fox News political reporter, who says they are furious that the conservative cable-news giant is
Following the death of former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes last week, tributes were offered in print and on air both from likely, and perhaps unlikely, sources. But in the opening paragraph of a New York Times op-ed out Monday, Monica Lewinsky said that she did not plan to have her piece serve as another Ailes obituary. “It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally,” Lewinsky wrote. Calling it a “culture of exploitation,” Lewinsky blasted the environment at Fox News and other cable news outlets — where
A University of Hawaii assistant math professor who holds a PhD degree in mathematics from Princeton University has a new racist equation she wants to promote: white + man + job = her order for white males to quit or be demoted. Piper Harron wrote on a blog for the American Mathematical Society (AMS), titling her piece, “Get Out The Way.” Harron began with her demand: Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else.
Former late-night television host David Letterman eviscerated President Trump in a rare interview, calling the president a “goon” who lacks any core principles. The 70-year-old comedian told GQ magazine in its upcoming June issue that while he has “no reason” to regret hosting Mr. Trump multiple times on “Late Night,” he is very “disappointed” that his former guest is now representing the country. “It makes me sick,” Mr. Letterman said. “But we always looked forward to having him on. He was a great guest. He was just a big, wealthy dope who’d come on and we would make fun of