British officials complained to the White House Thursday after press secretary Sean Spicer cited a Fox News commentator’s report claiming former President Barack Obama had enlisted U.K. intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump. Andrew Napolitano, a legal pundit for Fox News who has advised the current president, claimed during a March 14 telecast that three intelligence sources told the network Obama personally appealed to the British Government Communications Headquarters, known as the GCHQ, to spy on Trump. Spicer highlighted the report in a list of media accounts he read to reporters during his briefing on Thursday, arguing that the stories
Of course if such "wiretapping" occurred, or if it did not, you are going to get the same response from the British. That´s the way the British have always operated. In that respect during early World War II the British broke the Nazi codes that gave the allies a huge advantage in defeating the Nazis, and would not even own up to that for decades after the war ended. So with the British anything is possible.
When you think about it, whose to say that it was not the British who "hacked" the the unsecured e-mail accounts of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, and John Podesta to their own end, along with making it look like the Russians did it.
I would like to complain to the British about the outrageous treatment of our President, whom many in your country say should not be allowed to visit, or speak to your Parliament. That, after lying here, and elsewhere, that you, or your employees or contractors, have not been using the NSA database to surveil Americans, when you like.
21st Century Fox has enlisted the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to investigate at least one accusation of sexual harassment against the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The move is the latest in the response to a New York Times investigation published this month on Mr. O’Reilly’s settlements with five women who complained of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior. Wendy Walsh, a former guest on Mr. O’Reilly’s show who detailed accusations against him to The Times, called 21st Century Fox’s anonymous hotline last week, prompting the investigation.
It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor. Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor. Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday. Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights. The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
Wells Fargo’s board said Monday that it would claw back an additional $75 million in compensation from the two executives on whom it pinned most of the blame for the company’s sales scandal: the bank’s former chief executive, John G. Stumpf, and its former head of community banking, Carrie L. Tolstedt. In a scathing, 113-page report that made it clear that all the warning signs of the problem had been glaring, the board released the results of its six-month investigation into the conditions and culture that prompted thousands of Wells Fargo employees to create fraudulent accounts in an effort to meet
Stephen K. Bannon could barely finish his sentences as he implored the listeners of his Breitbart News radio show to see the new movie “Clinton Cash.” It was July 20, the homestretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, and Bannon was describing Bill and Hillary Clinton as “scumbags” and “bandits” who had made millions of dollars through political connections. “Hillary and Bill Clinton are the two single-biggest grifters ever to run for president of the United States,” Bannon told his guest, Peter Schweizer, the author of the book behind the movie. Bannon, now President Trump’s chief strategist, framed his radio show that day as
WASHINGTON — When it came time to make his case for the judgment of history, President Barack Obama had a ready rebuttal to one of the most cutting critiques of his time in office. Although friends and foes alike faulted him for not following through on his threat to retaliate when Syria gassed its own people in 2013, Mr. Obama would counter that he had actually achieved a better result through an agreement with President Bashar al-Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons. After last week, even former Obama aides assume that he will have to rethink that passage in his
Let me guess. You read about Obama´s national security adviser who unmasked the names of Trump associates who were caught up in surveillance and are bewildered that the media is even covering this nothing-burger. It´s a diversion from the real story: how the president and his associates collaborated with a Russian influence operation against the U.S. election. Or perhaps you are sick of hearing about Russia. After all, no one has presented any evidence that President Donald Trump or his team colluded with the Russians. Even James Clapper, President Barack Obama´s director of national intelligence, last month acknowledged he saw no
The folks at CNN and MSNBC are working overtime to splash cold water all over the startling disclosure that President Barack Obama’s national-security adviser, Susan Rice, was behind the “unmasking” of Trumpites in transcripts of calls with Russian officials. “Another fake scandal being peddled by right-wing media” is what CNN anchor Chris Cuomo (brother of New York’s Democratic governor) called it.National-security correspondent Jim Sciutto (who joined the network straight from the Obama administration) labeled it “a ginned-up scandal” and President Trump’s “latest attempt” to “divert attention from his team’s contacts with Russia.” Over at the even harder-left MSNBC, anchor Chris Matthews and
Meghan McCain got fired up on "Outnumbered" today while discussing the chemical attack in Syria that left dozens of men, women and children dead. The Trump administration has blamed the horrific attack on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying that he and his allies, Russia and Iran, bear "great moral responsibility." McCain said that President Obama´s disastrous policy in Syria led us to this point, and now it´s up to President Trump to take strong action. "This heinous hellhole that is spiraling out of control happened under President Obama," McCain said. "I believe that America has a responsibility to do something."
At least 58 people were killed in what doctors say could be a nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday. Victims showed signs of suffocation, convulsions, foaming at the mouth, and pupil constriction, FoxNews.com reported. Witnesses said the attack was carried out by either Russian or Syrian Sukhoi jets. Both Moscow and Damascus have denied responsibility. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) says that President Trump must come out with a strong response, or chemical attacks like this could become more and more common.
Hillary Clinton has all but ruled out returning to her family’s foundation, three sources close to the former Democratic nominee tell The Hill. The former Democratic presidential nominee has indicated to confidants and associates that she more than likely won’t be returning to the Clinton Foundation, which drew headlines in the 2016 election cycle for possible conflicts of interest. Since her stunning election loss, Clinton has been taking the time to figure out what she wants to do next. “She’s taking a look at her life and wants to try some different things,” said one ally who has spoken to Clinton in recent
When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president, I, like many conservatives, thought he was joking. He certainly was not my first choice and I did not plan to vote for him in the GOP primary. But by the time the primary came to New York, I gladly voted for the man many friends called loathsome. I have to thank my brother, a former marine fighting a losing battle with terminal cancer, and my husband, another former marine, for opening my eyes to the absurd possibility that Trump was what this country needed.
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran,
In her first interview since November about November, here´s how Hillary Clinton diagnosed her loss to Donald Trump: “Certainly, misogyny played a role. I mean, that just has to be admitted. And why and what the underlying reasons were is what I´m trying to parse out myself.” Clinton was speaking Thursday night to the New York Times´ Nicholas Kristof at the Women in the World Summit in New York. We´ll probably never know whether voters´ prejudice against a female potential president contributed to Clinton´s loss — or if it did, to what degree. But we do know that research has
President Donald Trump visited one of his own golf courses for the 16th time in his brief presidency - far outpacing his predecessor, who he repeatedly criticized for hitting the links. The 45th president was spotted at his Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the second day in a row on Sunday after he ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base on Thursday night during the Chinese President´s visit to Mar-a-Lago. Trump repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing - but the 44th president didn´t play his first round until April 26, 2009 - nearly 100 days
This is the moment a screaming man was knocked out and forcibly dragged off an overbooked United flight by cops while fellow passengers yelled in distress on Sunday night. Three officers were filmed yanking the man from his seat in Chicago, bashing his head against an arm rest and dragging the seemingly unconscious man down the aisle as he bled from the mouth. The man - who claimed to be a doctor and said he needed to see patients the next morning - was one of four randomly selected by United to leave the 5.40pm flight from O´Hare to Louisville.
A United Airlines passenger didn’t get to “fly the friendly skies” when he was forcibly ejected from his overbooked flight, according to reports. The unidentified man was dragged off kicking and screaming when he refused to give up his seat — and was recorded by passengers outraged at his treatment. The man, who some social media users said is a doctor, was yanked from his seat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport before the flight to Louisville, Ky. A short video posted by Audra Bridges at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows uniformed security personnel pulling the screaming man in front of horrified passengers.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says ISIS is a “direct threat to the homeland” and he says the United States should send many more troops to eradicate that threat. “So you need more American troops to accelerate the demise of ISIL,” Graham told NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd. “We´re relying too much on the Kurds. More armed forces, 5,000 or 6,000, would attract more regional fighters to destroy ISIL. “You need a safe haven quickly, so people can regroup inside of Syria. Then you train the opposition to go after Assad. That´s how he´s taken out by his own
A history professor at California State University, Fresno, appears to have advocated for the death of President Donald Trump on Twitter. Tweets from an account purportedly operated by Professor Lars Maischak call for Trump to “hang” in order to “save American democracy,” and say the only “cure” for racist people is a bullet to their head. The account is not verified, although the bio and interactions between the user and other Twitter users indicate it belongs to the professor. “To save American democracy, Trump must hang,” Professor Lars Maischak appears to have tweeted in February. “The sooner and the higher,
A former Obama official acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. "always knew" an agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria, despite the fact that the administration touted the deal as an unequivocal success at the time. "We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration," Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and former deputy national security adviser under Barack Obama, told the New York Times. John Kerry, then Obama´s secretary of state, and Susan Rice, Obama´s national security adviser, had both
Sen. John McCain said members of the Trump administration should be held “partially to blame” for the Syrian poison gas attack because of comments made about President Bashar al-Assad. Referring to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who remarked “the longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said ?that ?may have given the Syrian dictator ?the idea that America was taking a hands-off approach. “And Secretary Tillerson basically saying the same thing after kind of contradicting himself and then saying the same thing argues vigorously for a plan and a strategy,” McCain said on CBS’ “Face
President Trump did more than retaliate for Bashar al-Assad’s illegal and inhumane use of nerve agents against civilians when he ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles to destroy al-Shayrat airbase in Syria. He also detonated a few shibboleths of his predecessor’s foreign policy. First is the idea that President Obama’s 2013 deal to remove Assad’s weapons of mass destruction was a success. Susan Rice and John Kerry have lauded the agreement with Russia to supervise the extraction and destruction of Assad’s weapons stockpiles as recently as the last year. But Assad’s brazen attack on civilians in Idlib Province exposed
Harvard will change the final lyric to its almost two-century old alma mater because it´s no longer ´inclusive´, according to university officials. The ´Fair Harvard´ anthem has been used at university commencements and other major events since it was written in 1836, but now the university is changing its tune. Plans were announced Wednesday by the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, an initiative launched in September by Harvard President Drew Faust, for a competition to change the anthem´s last line ´till the stock of the Puritans die´ in order to reflect inclusiveness. ´Puritan´ is a reference to the English Protestants
Barack Obama once called America a ´racist society´ in an unpublished manuscript from his law school days, according to a Pulitzer Prize winning historian. Biographer David Garrow says he uncovered a number of significant revelations about the former US president for his upcoming book on Obama´s life to be released next month. Garrow, who spent eight years researching and writing the biography, told The Jamie Weinstein Show that it was quite possible some of the revelations could have derailed Obama´s candidacy if they surfaced in 2008.The historian said Obama and his friend Robert Fischer wrote hundreds of pages for a
The Prime Minister of Sweden has vowed his country will ´never go back´ to recent levels of mass immigration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a failed asylum seeker. Stefan Löfven pledged to change his country´s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis would never happen again. (Snip) ´Terrorists can never defeat Sweden, never.´ There are more than 3,000 migrants living unlawfully in Stockholm alone, police said. Akilov, 39, had expressed support for Islamic State and world-wide extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose UK members included jailed hate