The Secret Service says its employees are upset with how long it took agents to apprehend a White House fence jumper earlier this month. "The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired," the Secret Service said in a publicly shared statement Friday evening. This stands in contrast to President Trump´s praise of the Secret Service for their efforts to capture the intruder the day after the incident. The "Secret Service did a fantastic job last night," Trump told reporters Saturday. The Secret Service said that after conducting over 50
On Hannity Friday Dan Bongino said his Secret Service sources told him two alarms were tripped but were reset. Said Service´ equipment is out-of-date but management is incompetent and not up to the demands of the job to protect the POTUS.
FTA.."The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry
Oh were you now..well just imagine how Pres Trump must feel but won´t say. Imagine if his family would have been there... Do your damn job and stop leaving stuff in your car to be taken.(accidently on purpose?) I have no faith in the SS... He is not safe with them..
Sorry for a second post. After rereading the article. this sounds like a probe or test that is conducted on the TSA to see how well they are doing their job. and catching stuff. This guy walked up and announced himself to a SS agent? after 20 mins? Haven´t heard much more about this. Maybe we aren´t the only ones who think the SS is lazy and not doing their job,and that the Pres could be in danger at anytime, especially since one said she would not take a bullet for him. Just pondering..
Mr. Trump was acting like a good boss with his positive comments.
But why was the jumper released and "ordered to stay close to his Northern California home"? (according to NBC). The really violent rioters at the Inauguration were also promptly released. The group that planned to disrupt (and ruin) the Deplorables Ball, got a non-sentence, even their records will be "cleansed" after their absurd 5 days of Community Service are "served".
Is it any wonder that America is becoming increasingly lawless? Thank God for Mr. Trump and Jeff Sessions, I believe they will work to reverse this slap on the wrist pattern of American courts.
Everyone on duty those three times needs fired, no pension, no health care, no other govt jobs like the female agent who was just assigned to another agency. Betting they don´t trust her either. Evidently the SS is a deep hole in the swamp!
Something is very, very wrong at the Secret Service. Having had some training and experience in this area (dignitary protection), it is quite obvious to me that systems have broken down. The President and his family must have better protection than this, and I hope that this pattern of repeated breaches is halted immediately.
Maybe the President should have Special Operations Units of the Armed Forces secure the White House grounds at night. This was only one man who got onto the White House grounds and stayed there for 16 minutes before he was apprehended, but what if that unlawful entry to the White House grounds was accomplished by a 40 man team of heavily armed Islamist terrorists?
The jumper named Jonathan was trying to see Trump re Pizza Gate... this story is bizarre. Go to UTube channel Right Wing News. This guy submitted a "doccier" of a pedophile roommate and scam to the FBI, who later said it was Trump in the situation! Bizarre bizarre story! This kid Jonathan said he can´t trust anyone...
WASHINGTON — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow´s meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-track Comey´s successor, lawmakers from both parties urged him to steer clear of any politicians for the job and say he must "clean up the mess that he mostly created." "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that´s the big news
A dear friend called me just before the last election to vent her disgust at the choices we had for president. She wasn´t going to vote for Hillary and was leaning towards anybody but Trump. She called the Trump supporters, ´morons´ and when I told her I planned to vote for him, she quickly said, "I don´t want to talk about it anymore." That´s the typical response I always got when I tried to discuss the election. I don´t mind being called a moron because I know I´m not one nor are most of the voters who went for Trump.
ABC has cancelled its Tim Allen-starring sitcom Last Man Standing after six seasons, the network confirmed Wednesday. ABC and production partner 20th Century Fox TV had reportedly usually negotiated over licensing fees for the comedy series before each season; this time, according to Deadline, there was no negotiation, and the network simply pulled the plug on the show. The sitcom starred Allen as Mike Baxter, a marketing director for a sporting goods store who happened to be politically conservative, and his relationship with his wife Vanessa and his three teenage daughters. The show was one of the few (if not the only)
PARIS — If France’s president-elect has broken every rule in the political playbook, consider Brigitte Macron, the country’s next first lady. She met her future husband, Emmanuel, when he was 15 and she was his 39-year-old drama teacher, married with three children. She and his parents at first tried to discourage him from pursuing her, and she has said they did not have a “carnal” relationship when he was in high school, but he eventually won her over. By all accounts, she was present at every stage of his political evolution, coaching him on his speeches and public demeanor, and
President Trump is besieged by internal leaks as he tries to weather the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Media reports about the run-up to Trump’s decision paint him as isolated and consumed by anger and paranoia, prompting questions from Trump allies about whose interests these government officials had in mind when they spoke to the press. The behind-the-scenes stories have often undermined the White House’s public reasoning for firing Comey, causing further political trouble for the administration and exacerbating growing divisions between Trump and his law enforcement agencies. And Trump’s abrupt firing of Comey appears to have stirred opposition
The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI director James B. Comey’s firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding a reckoning over his role in the ouster but leaving more questions than answers in his wake. Two weeks ago, Rod J. Rosenstein received the bipartisan confidence of the vast majority of the Senate during his confirmation as deputy attorney general. But a memo he drafted this week that has served as President Trump’s public justification for firing Comey has all but eviscerated that trust. Led primarily by Democrats, senators are now
WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief. The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the F.B.I., according to two people who have heard his account of the dinner. As they ate, the president and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies. The president then turned the conversation
While the Democrats and media suggest that President Trump fired FBI director James Comey in order to somehow stymie an investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump team in the 2016 campaign, the more plausible theory was far less damning to Trump. I theorized on Wednesday that this was all an elaborate set-up for a bank heist. But that’s not the theory to which I’m referring. Here’s the actual theory: Trump fired Comey because he was angry Comey was allowing the Russia investigation to drag along, and used Comey’s ridiculous Congressional testimony as a pretext for firing him. Under this
President Nixon resigned in August 1974 and died 23 years ago. Nevertheless, the Democrats cannot let go of the 37th president! Within minutes of Director Comey´s dismissal, the adjective "Nixonian" was flowing out of the mouths of Democrats and their friends in the media. Peter Baker of the New York Times compared the firing to the memorable Saturday Night Massacre, the night President Nixon fired Attorney General Elliot Richardson. Mr. Baker wrote this: In dramatically casting aside James B. Comey, President Trump fired the man who may have helped make him president – and the man who potentially most threatened the future of his
A powerhouse Washington lobbying firm linked to influential Democrats failed to disclose lucrative work it did for Ukrainian political figures closely tied to Russia and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to CNN. “The firm, the Podesta Group, said nothing in a 2012 lobbying report to Congress about at least 32 meetings, emails and other communications it had with the State Department, at a time when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scrutinizing Ukraine’s upcoming election, records show,” CNN reported Tuesday. “The new disclosures shed light on the web of contacts between Russian-leaning Ukrainians, Washington lobbyists and U.S. policymakers
Plenty of Donald Trump’s decisions have been outside the conservative mainstream. But when it comes to judicial nominees, the Republican president seems to be calling them right out of the Federalist Society playbook. First came his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, whose selection was predictable based on his elite legal conservative credentials. Now the individuals in his first wave of appellate nominees seem to be cut from the same cloth. I know several of the nominees personally and others by reputation -- and that’s not a demographic accident. Trump is naming judges from my generational cohort,
Hillary Clinton recently took “full responsibility” for her 2016 loss. Only she didn’t. Instead of explaining what the historian Thucydides once called the “truest causes” (aitiai), she went on to list at least three pretexts (prophases) for her defeat: sexism, FBI director James Comey, and the purported Russian hacking of her unsecured e-mail server and the John Podesta e-mail trove. Clinton’s accusations also raise the larger question of why a presidential candidate wins or loses an election. In general, there seem to be five hinges of fate: personality, positions on the issues, the general political atmosphere of the era, the
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. (Snip) “This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter,
A growing number of Democrats have said they will refuse to nominate a new FBI director until the deputy attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between President Donald Trump´s campaign and Russia. During an interview on Sunday on "State of the Union," CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer if he supported the idea, floated by Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Mark Warner. "I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way," Schumer said. "We´ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move." The New York
It saw the flight of Boeing’s first jet; the World’s Fair, the founding of Microsoft. It survived the eruption of Mount St. Helens, witnessed the state’s centennial, and the confession of the Green River Killer. But after 72 years, Pinus rigida 212-45-C, the state’s champion pitch pine, has died and will be cut down at the Washington Park Arboretum. The cause of death was climate change: steadily warming and drier summers, that stressed the tree in its position atop a droughty knoll. Red turpentine beetles, catching the scent of stress chemicals emitted by the tree as it struggled, bored in.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) says President Trump’s White House must reverse the “downward spiral” it finds itself in. “The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order,” he said Monday, according to Bloomberg. “It’s got to happen.” Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made his remarks following a Washington Post report that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence information in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.
Details about tea party bias claims against the IRS could remain secret because current and former agency officials say their lives are in danger if they publicly testify about the case. Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both have argued in recent court filings that the threat to their lives outweighs the public´s right to hear their testimony about how IRS employees in Cincinnati and Washington D.C. handled applications for tax-exempt status from tea party groups.
Sen. Ben Sasse said Monday the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is most troubling because it appears to be political. “Once you get to a place where there’s an active investigation, the FBI director is not supposed to be in a political chain of command and that’s the appearance of this situation and its timing,” the Nebraska Republican said on CBS News. “The timing is very troubling.” Mr. Sasse also said that it feeds into the American public’s distrust of institutions, which has been on the downward spiral for decades. “I think we have a crisis of public
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said defending then-candidate Donald Trump on TV was so creepy, she felt like she needed a shower afterward, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said Monday. “This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion,” said Mika Brzezinski, who hosts the show with new fiancé Joe Scarborough. “And then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say, ‘Blech, I need to take a shower,’ because she
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to support the removal of a controversial statue of pro-slavery Civil War general Robert E. Lee - just a day after Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer led a torch-wielding mob fighting to keep the same monument. The demonstrators on Sunday night held candles - rather than the ominous torches of their rivals - so as to ´outshine their torches with our love´, the Daily Progress reported. But the protests weren´t entirely peaceful. Police arrested three people at the gathering: one for assaulting a police officer and another for spitting on conservative blogger Jason Kessler - who
American retail culture may well have reached a tipping point. Major department stores are floundering about like fish in a rapidly draining pond after reporting dreadful earnings last week. The time-honored multigenerational giants like Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney are all looking at a dramatically different future. Macy’s stock collapsed 17 percent after Thursday’s first-quarter report. And high-end retail behemoths like Nordstrom are getting clobbered, too. Shares of that politically petulant retailer fell 11 percent Thursday on news of its first-quarter results. Better take a good look, because this may be last call for the mall.
Conservative author Ann Coulter was one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. She wrote “In Trump We Trust” and proclaimed that she worships him like the “people of North Korea worship their Dear Leader – blind loyalty.” Coulter described herself as a single-issue voter during the election and was drawn to Trump due to his “Mexican rapist speech” and him calling for a border wall to be built. In an interview Sunday with The Daily Caller, Coulter let it be known she still has hope in the Trump presidency, but is ready to jump ship.
Washington - It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation´s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now. Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District´s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich´s work at the DNC. Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich´s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right. Rod Wheeler,
(Video) - Scientists have discovered an “invisible hand” constantly working against the knot in your shoelaces. Mechanical engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, carried out a series of experiments to analyze the impact walking has on a tied shoelace. Their findings, published in the journal Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, reveals a series of events that cause the knot to become untied. The team looked at two types of shoelace knot—one being characterized as weak, the other strong. The weak version is commonly known as the granny or false knot. The strong version is based on the square knot.