The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is ramping up investigation into former President Barack Obama administration’s campaign to “unmask” President Donald Trump aides who were incidentally surveilled in meetings with foreign officials, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The committee is also intensifying a probe into Fusion GPS, a private “opposition research” company that distributed a salacious memo on Trump, called the “Trump Dossier.” Over the next two weeks the House committee is expected to privately interview former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who reportedly unmasked or identified as many as 260 Americans, primarily Trump campaign or
Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations are getting close, so I have little confidence in Congress "ramping up" any investigation of anything, especially Republicans, who have never successfully investigated anything.
Agreed. And it seemed like more was being done Re: Fast and Furious when zero was in office. It´s really sad when the American people are (with respect to Congress) the recipient of the good cop/bad cop routine...and BOTH cops are rotten.
Not holding my breath. The sheer incompetency and track record of these lazy good for nothing blowhards assure me that the only thing spent on this investigation will be our tax dollars and some face time for these crooks. The sheer worth of their self importance could wipe out the national debt. No one has been held accountable for any of the many wrong doings of the Obama administration. This will be no different. These clowns are serious only about themselves. Justice? Please...give me a break.
I love it.. we will hear .. just as in the Hillary email situation, how this is outrageous, (and shame on them for doing it), but lets spend months talking about making new "guidelines" preventing it from happening in the future.
This is why the Dims always get away with this crap.
Lol, therse committee are useless. All they do is bring people in and ask them questions. All these congressman get face time on your dime. Goes on for weeks nad nothing gets accomplished. Again these people are useless. Got it.
They pulled Nunes & Sessions out of the investigations so republicans couldn’t see their nothing burgers. Mueller was selected by Dems, has 100% Dems on his committee, & he will drag the 100 million $$$ investigation for years. Ryan & McConnell will lose their jobs for allowing this to go on.
Well all the unmasking documents are at the obama library and can’t be seen for 5 years. My guess is that these documents have already joined Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails. If the documents are even asked for which is a big doubt the obama library staff just won’t be able to locate them. It’ll be a big mystery! They’ll claim that maybe they never got them. The deep state takes care of their own. Of course we won’t find this out for years to come.
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Quentin Tarantino admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein´s alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did not stop working with the mogul. ´I knew enough to do more than I did,´ the Oscar-winning filmmaker told the New York Times, citing several episodes involving prominent actresses. ´There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. ´It wasn´t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.´ Weinstein, 65, is accused of decades of sexual abuse and harassment by around 40 actresses, including stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) roasted President Trump at the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York on Thursday, joking about how he copes with the president´s use of Twitter. "Every morning, I wake up in my office and scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn´t see later," Ryan told the dinner´s attendees. "I know last year at this dinner Donald Trump offended some people with his comments, which critics said went too far. Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and that his comments were offensive," the speaker said referring
In addition to CNN, liberal activists, actors, journalists, and trolls disturbingly berated and maligned the character of John Kelly following his Thursday White House remarks, declaring him to be an “odious” “coward” and “nitwit” offering a “bizarre,” “dishonest,” and racist statement amidst the Gold Star family controversy. Let’s take the CNNers who weren’t able to participate in the CNN Newsroom berating of Kelly immediately after he left the White House briefing room. CNN political commentator Symone Sanders played the race card, insinuating racism in Kelly’s discussion about fallen service members and response to Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fla.) (who incited
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s participation in the #MeToo Twitter campaign to highlight sexual assault has raised the ire of Juanita Broaddrick, who still accuses former President Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978. Women across social media used the hashtag #MeToo this week to spotlight sexual harassment after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace over decades of charges. Ms. Lewinsky published “#MeToo” Oct. 15, but she was chastised by Ms. Broaddrick on Thursday for her response when Mr. Clinton denied their affair in 1998. “Better late than never Monica Lewinsky’s ME TOO,” Ms. Broaddrick tweeted. “I have
It seems a little bit more than coincidental that evidence of the DOJ and FBI covering up for crimes by the Clinton Family is surfacing at the same time George W. Bush and President Obama are simultaneously campaigning against President Trump. WASHINGTON – Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved
The Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution late Thursday that will serve as the vehicle for comprehensive tax reform, the Republican Party´s top legislative goal. The measure passed 51-49, setting the stage for what will likely be GOP-only push for tax reform in the coming weeks. "Now´s when the real work begins," said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn, a top Budget Committee member. "This is like giving us the green light to start." The House passed its own budget resolution earlier this month and will begin finalizing tax legislation next week. Senate Republican leaders said they don´t know yet whether the
The media predictably exploded this week after a Democratic congresswoman attacked President Donald Trump for allegedly making insensitive remarks to the family of a fallen U.S. soldier – accusing the president of saying callously that the soldier “knew what he signed up for.” While other Gold Star families had come out and said that President Trump was respectful when he called them – suggesting the media and Democrats were taking his remarks out of context – the media instead focused on portraying the president as a heartless monster. What the media did not do was point out that former President
RICHMOND, Va.— The Latest on former President Barack Obama campaigning for Democrats running for governor in New Jersey and Virginia (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Former President Barack Obama is bemoaning the rise of racial politics. Speaking at political rallies in New Jersey and Virginia, Obama said past prejudices the country thought it had “put to bed” have reemerged. The first black president offered himself as proof that the country has moved forward, telling the crowd in Richmond, Virginia — the former Capitol of the Confederacy — that he is a distant relative to Confederate President Jefferson Davis on his mother’s side.
Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) is asking the Department of Justice for documents related to the FBI´s investigation into the Russia-Uranium One deal, which found evidence of Russian officials engaging in bribery, kickbacks, and millions of dollars flowing to the Clinton Foundation before the deal was approved by the U.S. government. Barrasso has been raising concerns about the deal, which ultimately gave Russia control of 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply, since 2010. The Obama administration ignored the senator´s requests for documents after the New York Times reported on Bill Clinton´s six-figure speaking fees in Moscow to a Kremlin-linked
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell had a sorry excuse for why she hasn’t covered a story about the Clinton Foundation receiving kickbacks from Russian officials. President Donald Trump accused the “Fake Media” of refusing to follow developments in the scandal. The Hill released a report on Tuesday that alleges the FBI buried evidence of Russian kickbacks to the Clinton Foundation as then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a uranium deal with a state-owned Russian company. (Tweet) Andrea Mitchell, who hosts her own show on MSNBC and is the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, claimed that she hasn’t been ignoring the story
Just when you thought CNN couldn’t cheapen itself any further, it did, folks. On Thursday, CNN Newsroom reacted to a powerful White House statement Chief of Staff and Gen. John Kelly (Ret.) amidst the Gold Star families controversy by noting Kelly’s personal sacrifices before lambasting him for calling out a Democratic member of Congress and attacking the media. Right off the bat, CNN political director David Chalian noted that “it´s hard to listen to a father tell that story and not have sympathy” before declaring that Kelly’s emotions must be separated “from the White House chief of staff going into the
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players´ protests before games. "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem. "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ´bullying and prejudice´ has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices. ´Our young people need positive role models,´ he said. ´Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.´
Clinton Scandals: For well over a year now, the progressive left in the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that, a) Russia meddled in our election, and, b) that it was to the detriment of Hillary Clinton. After nearly a year and a half of investigating, neither appears true. What is true, and now documented, is that Hillary Clinton and her family foundation both benefited handsomely from Russian corruption. Citing federal officials and government documents, The Hill details the Russians´ nuclear-industry corruption here in the U.S., citing extensive evidence that "Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery,
Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her. Fox News recently reported that Power made approximately 260 unmasking requests — a rate of one per business day
Sen. John McCain exploded on Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday for asking him if he would oppose everything that President Trump asks him to do. Doocy asked Sen. McCain if his relationship with the president is “so frayed” that McCain would “not support anything that he comes to you and asks for?” McCain snapped, “Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb?” “My job as a United States senator — you mean I am somehow going to behave in a way that I’m going to block everything because of some personal disagreement?” McCain said incredulously.
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´. Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an
Meghan McCain gave an interview on Tuesday where she responded to President Trump‘s warning towards her father after his speech against “spurious nationalism.” In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, McCain noted that Trump and her father clearly have different ideas about the best direction of the country. She went on to declare that she’s “exhausted” with the GOP’s infighting and the attacks against her dad after all the challenges he has already faced. “I don’t know if you guys have heard but my father is fighting glioblastoma right now and there’s nothing that could possibly happen or
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, weighed in on the report, telling FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.,” “The significance is an FBI acknowledgement that Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, when she had a top security clearance as the number two assistant to Hillary Clinton when Hillary was Secretary of State, regularly sent copies of sensitive material to her own laptop so she could look at it at night, either knowing or forgetting that her husband had access to it as well.” Napolitano said this gives insight into the State Department’s casual approach to top secret
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according
President Trump lashed out on Twitter against the Florida congresswoman who said he told a soldier’s widow that her husband “must’ve known what he signed up for,’ saying she “fabricated” the account. “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Trump wrote on the social messaging site on Tuesday. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, said she was riding in the car with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger along with three other comrades, when she got