Anyone hoping for a glimpse into special counsel Robert Mueller´s budget for investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will have to wait until October, according to a spokesman with the office. Once a special counsel is appointed by the Department of Justice, then the counsel´s office has 60 days by law to submit a budget. Mueller and his team have recently complied, beating the 60-day deadline with no problem, but the public won´t get a look until Halloween decorations are going up. "The Special Counsel´s Office will prepare a Statement of Expenditures for the six-month period ending September
I would like to see Fox, or Drudge or someone put up an article EVERY DAY with an ESTIMATE of what the Mueller investigation has cost to date, and what it is costing THAT DAY. Explain that this is an ESTIMATE, as the actual figures are being HIDDEN from the citizens. Have an accessible Addendum that explains how the Cost is Calculated, listing Every Item..... If the Left Disputes the numbers, COVER the Dispute to generate even MORE attention. Just like the media put out a daily drumbeat of how many American soldiers were killed EVERY DAY in Iraq- but only when President Bush was in office.... make it a Daily Drumbeat....THIS many THOUSAND DOLLARS (X) TODAY, for a Total of THIS (Y) MANY TOTAL DOLLARS SPENT SO FAR.
These "snake-balls" are nothing but a means of paying Demonrat lawyers huge sums of money through the revolving door of the Federal ATM machine. This entire thing needs to be shut down immediately. They have nothing and this should NOT be allowed to go forward.
Make Mueller and half these clowns recuse themselves and give them a budget of about $1000. Then let the ones who remain fight for the best parking space.
The Democrats, and Sen. Chuck Schumer in particular, have engaged in an outrageous set of practices from 1993 to 2017 that have allowed them to steal huge majorities on all the federal circuit courts of appeals. This story needs telling because Senate Republicans, while performing very admirably in replacing Justice Scalia with Justice Gorsuch, have had their pockets picked with the courts of appeals. Federal courts of appeals decide over 60,000 cases a year while the Supreme Court decides only 80. We could have a Supreme Court of nine Justices Gorsuch and still lose 59,020 cases a year. That is a
Dennis Rodman will be disappointed to learn that the US is set to ban all citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later, the BBC reported. "After the 30-day grace period any US national that travels to North Korea will have their passport invalidated by their government." The ban comes one month after US student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the Kim regime. China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which had taken
Newly appointed Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci aced his first day on the job. In a wonderfully done question-and-answer session with the liberal press, Scaramucci was charismatic, direct, likable and appeared very much at home in his new post. (Photos/Tweets) The Daily Caller rated Scaramucci’s performance as “smooth.” DC wrote: Anthony Scaramucci made a positive impression with the media in his first press conference as White House communications director. Scaramucci spoke confidently from the podium and made an effort to call on as many reporters as possible, before ending the press conference with an air kiss to the media. Many reporters
Sean Spicer resigned as White House Press Secretary on Friday. Journalists immediately jumped on this as an example of yet more turmoil and harped on Spicer’s “missteps.” But White House tumult is hardly new, even for Presidents who would go on to serve two terms. ABC should know, considering that the network admitted in 1993 that then-President Bill Clinton “shunted aside” top aide George Stephanopoulos in favor of “grown-up” David Gergen. Stephanopoulos would go on to eventually host Good Morning America on the network. After a string of verbal miscues, Stephanopoulos lost his job as Clinton’s de-facto press secretary. Longtime
When James Riady and his family’s company, called the Lippo Group, pled guilty to campaign fraud in the 1990s for donations to Bill Clinton, it looked as if the Indonesian-based businessman’s days were over — and just another ugly chapter of American political history. Yet, starting in 2011 when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Riadys started their return to the United States through a new Chinese subsidiary called Lippo China Resources, which sought to become a minority owner in a Utah company called CS Mining. Riady’s Lippo China Resources hopes to obtain majority ownership of the Utah company
Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt. They’re broke. Just like their policies. (Snip) The month of May wasn’t any better for the DNC, which reported $1.9 million in debt. The Observer reported: DNC Chair Tom Perez recently sent out a fundraising email to supporters claiming, “I know garbage when I see it,” citing that he once worked on a dump truck. It’s ironic that he referred to the GOP health care bill as a “flaming dumpster fire” because he has been
After infamous former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday, liberal comedian Kathy Griffin posted a photo of President Donald Trump with her suggestion for his “new attorney general.” Griffin, who suffered severe professional consequences after posing for a photo of her holding Trump’s bloody, severed “head,” earlier this year, took to Twitter to post a photo of Trump smiling next to Simpson, with the caption: “POTUS with new attorney general??? #OJSimpsonParole” (Photo) The picture appears to have been taken in 1993 when both attended the grand opening of a restaurant, and the two had at least one
White House press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, just six months after holding the job, according to White House sources. Spicer made his decision after President Donald Trump appointed long-time loyalist Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Trump made his decision to hire Scaramucci last night, confirming his decision on Friday morning despite protests from some in the administration. Spicer, a career political spokesperson, was deeply opposed to the idea and resigned in protest to Trump’s decision. White House reporters were asked to clear the hallways of the press area while Spicer met with press staff in his office following
The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats. A source close to the investigation described the dossier as a checklist agents tick off as they go over numerous unverified charges denounced as fabrications by President Trump and his aides. The source called it strange that a gossip-filled series of memos is guiding the way the bureau is conducting the investigation. The memos were used not only to try to
White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned from the White House on Friday, according to the New York Times. Spicer reportedly told President Trump he disagreed with the decision to appoint Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to communications director.
Democrat leaders have been working on a new agenda for many months because they lost in 2016 and because of their continuous losses the last six years and after all their hard work. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post – and, I am sure, most reporters – is very proud of the Democrats´ amazing product. Here it is, because I know everyone has been sitting on pins and needles waiting for the geniuses´ solutions: Titled "A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages," it is expected to have many Democratic staples – tax increases on the rich, affordable college,
A "transgender toolkit" for public schools in Minnesota advises teachers to call children "scholars" instead of boys and girls. The guidelines were approved Wednesday by the "School Safety Technical Assistance Council" and will be distributed to Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and charter schools throughout the state. The toolkit attempts to "ensure a safe and supportive transition" for children becoming a different gender at school. The toolkit allows for boys who identify as girls to use the girls´ bathroom, and tells teachers to ask kids what their "preferred pronouns" are. The Minnesota Department of Education encourages parents to have
WASHINGTON— California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, a favorite among liberal progressives, told The Daily Caller Thursday that this weekend’s scheduled appearance in New Hampshire has nothing to do with potentially running for president in 2020. But she said that she would run for president if millenials want her to. “I’m just going up to do a county Democratic thing. That’s all,” she said. When TheDC pressed further, Waters, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, said laughing, “I’m not running for anything but my own seat. I don’t have any presidential aspirations. If the millennials want me to do it,
The Humiliation Of Jeff Sessions- There is something more than a little jarring in the ongoing humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In an ill-timed, ill-focused interview with the NYT, President Trump revisited his disdain for Sessions, his first, most-ardent and most-loyal supporter in the Senate. When supporting Trump was still considered career suicide, Sessions donned the red cap anyway. Maybe it will prove fatal for Sessions’ career, after all. The president has not made a secret of the fact that he blames Sessions for the scandal that now engulfs the Trump administration, claiming in
Bill Nye “the Science Guy” said Wednesday that significant action on climate change will be possible once the climate skeptics and deniers of older generations die off. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the 61-year-old TV host was asked to comment on a recent Pew survey that revealed 58 percent of Republicans and right-leaning Independents believe higher education has a negative effect on the country, a number that spiked significantly during President Trump’s rise to power. Mr. Nye said people are just scared of the truth. “It just sounds like people are afraid,” he said. “And the people who are
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle approach to his two-month-old probe. FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments
The threat of an expanding special counsel investigation into President Trump’s finances has rattled his conservative base with fears that the New York billionaire could be brought down by shady business deals — not collusion with Russia. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has widened the scope of the Russia investigation to include Mr. Trump’s business deals, according to a Bloomberg News report. The president had warned that such a move would cross a line. “Those transactions are in my view well beyond the mandate of the special counsel, are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump
Today the White House touted the accomplishments of the administration in the first six months, and the list included: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented new charging guidelines to end catch-and-release policies.” Of course, the president’s not so focused on that part of Sessions’ record lately. As noted in the Jolt, Trump declared in an interview with the New York Times, “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.” Tensions between a president and attorney general aren’t new
We just learned that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is in a battle against brain cancer. Yet, he´s not letting that stop him from still speaking his mind on foreign policy. Reports suggest that President Trump has ended a CIA program to arm and train anti-Assad rebels in Syria. The senator said that is unacceptable and used it to suggest the Trump administration has yet to offer a comprehensive plan on Syria. He also predicted that Russia will be huge fans of this development, since they want to see Bashar al-Assad remain in power.
WASHINGTON – Back with a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore reflected on his 2006 prediction that “the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years” if “drastic measures” were not taken to combat climate change. Gore was asked why he made that prediction in the first film and if he has another prediction to make about climate change now 11 years later. “First of all, we’ve seen a lot of progress since the first movie came out. We have the Paris agreement now. The cost of renewable energy has come down so quickly
There´s nothing boring about this news. Elon Musk – SpaceX/Tesla CEO and imagineer behind the super-fast hyperloop transportation system – announced Thursday that he´s "received verbal govt approval ... to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop." He explained in an announcement tweet that the proposed hyperloop line would provide NY-to-DC travel in "29 mins." (Tweet) Musk´s new new tunnel-digging venture, The Boring Company, was green-lit to build the multi-state tunnel, he said in the tweet. The boring technology the billionaire is developing, he claims, will reduce current tunnel construction
If Sen. John McCain were to leave the Senate before his term ends in 2022, the governor would decide who fills the vacancy. McCain, who revealed Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, made no indication he intends to step away. "Further consultations with Senator McCain´s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” his office said in a statement. But were circumstances to require that McCain be replaced, that person would have to be a Republican, as McCain is, and would serve until the next general election, which happens every two years
A Donald Trump supporter punched a protester in the face after he hit him with a placard during a rally in Hollywood over the weekend. Violence led to two arrests at protests in Hollywood, California, on Saturday as anti-Trump protesters and supporters of the president held rallies in the same location. Shocking footage shows the moment one Trump supporter floored a demonstrator after he was hit in the face by the man´s large sign. It came after the two men had a confrontation, in which both could be heard shouting ´f*** you´ as several onlookers watched. Several protesters broke up the fight after
President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” [Read excerpts of The Times’s interview with President Trump.]In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told