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.
Former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder called for mass protests if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. This is the second warning Holder has issued this week in respect to rumors about President Trump relieving Mueller of his duties as special counsel. “ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard – they will ultimately be determinative,” tweeted Holder on Sunday. (Tweet)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a commencement address at the University of Baltimore on Monday, where she encouraged graduates to listen to people with whom they disagree before joining the "chorus of conflict." Unfortunately, some students and professors didn´t hear that advice, because they skipped the ceremony in protest of DeVos.Addressing recent conflicts on campuses, the secretary encouraged graduates of the school, which primarily serves nontraditional students, to "[embrace] the power of silence." "We will do well to first listen, study, ponder, then speak to genuinely engage those with whom we disagree," DeVos said in her prepared remarks. "Voices that
Today, President Donald Trump is delivering a speech outlining the administrations’ larger national security strategy. The remarks are much anticipated as President Trump is expected to give the general electorate their first understanding of the Trump Doctrine: using economic leverage to achieve national security objectives. CTH readers have spent the past year discussing examples of how President Trump uses economic leverage as the core element of his geopolitical strategy. However, it is not discussed, nor has it been accepted/recognized, by MSM or the broader electorate. The speech is anticipated to begin at 2:00pm EST: UPDATE: Video Added
Chick-fil-A broke one of its core rules and opened on Sunday to feed stranded passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport during a massive power outage. The fast-food chain, which is famously known for being closed on Sundays to give employees a day to rest and worship, got to work to help feed thousands of travelers during a nearly 11-hour power outage at the world´s busiest airport, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed thanked Chick-fil-A on Twitter for donating 2,000 meals. (Tweet) A Chick-fil-A spokesperson told Business Insider that Reed had called the company at 10 p.m. ET and
President Trump is set to outline Monday a new national security strategy that reflects his “America First” vision — focusing on economic strength, American prosperity and the preservation of peace through strength.The new document “affirms the belief that America’s economic security is national security,” an administration official said, according to Agence France-Presse. It also reflects a determination to push for balance in US economic relations with the rest of the world, particularly China.“The greatest weapon we have is our strong GDP,” the official said, citing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.The president, who has taken an aggressive stance on trade, vows to
American optimism on the economy is reaching new heights and President Donald Trump´s approval ratings look to be benefiting, at least somewhat. The CNBC All-American Economic Survey found that for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of respondents to the survey rated the economy as good or excellent, while a near record 41 percent expected the economy to improve in the next year. (Graph) "We´re not measuring a marginal change in the economy, we´re measuring a different economy,´´ said Public Opinion Strategies´ Micah Roberts, the Republican pollster for the survey. The poll of 800 adults
In report after report following Donald Trump’s election, career staffers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration kept saying the same thing: climate change is real, serious and man-made. That’s surprising because Trump has called global warming a hoax. His political appointees at the Commerce Department, which oversees NOAA, have complained to its staff, but stopped short of demanding changes or altering the findings. So the reports, blog posts and public updates kept flowing. The bureaucrats won.“Everything coming out of NOAA does not reflect this administration,” said David Schnare, a retired lawyer for an industry-backed think tank who served on
Some years back, I decided I had to quit the teaching profession to which I had dedicated half my life. The modern academy, I felt, was so far gone that restoration was no longer possible.Indeed, I now believe that complete collapse is the only hope for the future, but as Woody Allen said about death, I´d rather not be there when it happens. Three reasons determined my course of action. For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing body
By Sunday morning, a multimillion-dollar house on the top of Park Hill Lane in Montecito was still smoldering and on fire. All that stood were cement blocks that outlined the frame of the house — once yellow, it had been turned black by the fire.Chunks of glass and brick from the house came tumbling down as firefighters made their way up the street. Although an epic firefight Saturday was largely a success, preventing the mammoth Thomas fire from sweeping into whole neighborhoods in Montecito and Santa Barbara, some expensive homes were lost in this affluent coastal community known for its
CNN, never a friend of its competitor Fox News, now appears to have declared open war on the country’s #1 cable news channel (Fox) and its star host, the cable news ratings leader Sean Hannity. The latest salvo came on Sunday December 17, 2017 on CNN’s weekly media analysis program, Reliable Sources. CNN sniping at Fox News is nothing new. The enmity between the two cable news giants goes back years. Recently, with opposition to President Trump turning white hot and talk of impeachment or obstruction of justice in the air, CNN has been aiming more of its fire at
The National Football League has lost millions of fans and seen its profits and ratings tank as a result of the "#takeaknee protests that spread across the league in the first few weeks of the season. But thanks to a new commitment to social justice issues, borne out of the Colin Kaepernick-led protests, the NFL will actually take part in a training program that will help to focus the next generation of activist athletes looking to make a "social justice" difference. The "Advocacy in Sport" workshop, presented by the NFL in concert with Morehouse College, will teach student athletes “how
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if the Democrats took control of the Senate after the 2018 midterms elections, the corporate tax rate would go up.Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: If Democrats take control are corporate taxes going up? SANDERS: I think we’ll take a very hard look at this entire tax bill and make it a tax bill that works for the middle class and working families not for the top 1 percent and large multi-national corporations. DICKERSON: There’s no question that in order to achieve all of the things you want, taxes are
Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan. ThinkProgress, whose senior editor is scared of his plumber who he fears may have voted for Trump, is warning that the exodus will lead to "dirtier air" and "dirtier water." "Since Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt took over the top job at the agency in March, more than 700 employees have either retired, taken voluntary buyouts, or quit, signaling the second-highest exodus of employees from the agency in nearly a
An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment. Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package. The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company
There’s bad news and there’s worse news for President Donald Trump in new polls released this week. First comes the latest round of polling showing that Trump is the most unpopular president on record. Just 32% of respondents to a new Associated Press-NORC poll said they approved of the job Trump is doing as president, while an overwhelming 67% they disapproved. Among those who don’t think the president is doing a good job, more than half say they “strongly disapprove” of his work. The poll — conducted earlier this month — also suggests that nearly 70% of Americans believe the United States is “heading
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It appears the Obama Administration weaponized the Federal Bureau of Investigation just like they weaponized the Internal Revenue Service. The Obama administration used government agencies to wage a covert war on their political enemies. This is an all-out war. We have a growing mountain of evidence to suggest the FBI was attempting to overthrow a duly elected president. We have evidence to suggest the FBI was protecting Hillary Clinton so she might be elected president. There is no smoking gun just yet – but the evidence is staggering – it is simply staggering. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) told the Todd
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Hillary Clinton responded to a "Saturday Night Live" actor who showed off a new tattoo in the former Democratic presidential nominee´s likeness.Pete Davidson posted an image of his new Hillary ink on his Instagram page, saying it was a "gift" for the 2016 runner-up."Wanted to get @HillaryClinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero," Davidson, 24, wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for being such a bad-[expletive] and one of the strongest people in the universe," he wrote. (Tweet) Clinton later commented on Davidson´s post, thanking him for his support."Thanks," the former first lady wrote. "This makes it
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O.J. Simpson´s former lawyer and an investigator who worked on his case have revealed plans for a book they say will finally put to rest the public´s disbelief that he was acquitted of murder. F.Lee Bailey was one of several lawyers who worked on Simpson´s case in the 1990s. (Snip) Now 84, Bailey and Pat McKenna, the investigator who the defense hired, are shopping a book to publishers which they say will finally address what millions have been incredulous over for decades - how did OJ get off? ´We’re not writing this to make a fortune. ´We’re writing this to
The Democracy Dies in Darkness Café is located conveniently near the Capitol, the Hill and the FBI headquarters. It’s open all night and I stopped in for a late-night coffee with my friend, a fiction novelist who was depressed. “I spent a year writing about a coup attempt against an outsider who by strategic brilliance defeated the handpicked candidate of a cabal of establishment powerhouses. It involved the highest officials of the FBI and Department of Justice. They manipulated a FISA Court into letting them electronically surveil the candidate and all who worked with him, unmasked their names, leaked what
Washington — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty by voting 98 percent for Senator Jones, now wonder whether the Democratic Party will return the favor by sharing some of the party´s political power, handing over places at the negotiating table and pushing legislation that speaks to their unique issues. "Black women showed up and showed out," said Kimberlè