GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community. The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information
Comments: It is so sad and disturbing what has become of the once revered FBI. Andrew McCabe and his ilk are disgusting hacks who care more about politics that protecting their own country. It really is disgusting and infuriating. I will add Ron DeSantis as another of those few (like Devin Nunes) that I trust in congress.
FTA: ´´...the backdrop of investigations whose ferocity seemed to depend on the target: the Clinton case was investigated with an eye towards how to exonerate her and her associates, while the Russia investigation is being conducted using scorched earth tactics that seek to find anything to use against Trump associates,” DeSantis told The Hill.´´
Does anyone here find that to be a new and shocking thought? Been this way for decades because the Stupid Party wet their undies and hide under their desks anytime the stinkin´ media say/print a harsh word about them. Is it possible that maybe a few of them are finally growing a set of mini-clankers?
Our intel structure and the rule of Law are crumbling. We are in a very dangerous place. Something must give. Trump is a leader, like him or not, so he must lead. He cannot interfere but he can get others to clean up this swamp cesspool. He can fire the entire FBI and bring in new people if he wants to.
Im tired of the platitudes about how the FBI has many good and honorable employees. That most are doing a great job. Well, fine. Probably true.
However... where are the ones that were just under the level of Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein and others that were making the decisions to run this absurd investigation? Let one of the "honorable" employees come forward with the truth. I seem to recall at the time how there were many in the FBI that were upset at Comey and what he was doing. Come out... come out wherever you are!
The greatest danger this country faces is from within, yes Capitan obvious has spoken. Where are we going to find principled people who are dedicated to the rule of law? The pool of people to draw from to become the next generation of FBI agents and other critical roles have been raised in an environment where the only guiding principles and values are loyalty to the socialist progressive leftist cult. They care not about hypocrisy. They see no problem forcing a Christian to participate in a same sex marriage ceremony but wouldn’t dream of coercing a Muslim into participating in a Jewish ceremony, or forcing a barber to sculpt a swastika. We see that as hypocrisy and inconsistency but they do not. It is totally consistent with their progressive leftist socialist values.
We grew up with loyalty to our faith, our family, and our constitution. They have grown up with loyalty to the cult first second and third under the guiding principle that the ends justify the means. How many of these elitists are in the FBI and if we were to eradicate them who would replace them, more brainwashed snowflakes?
"FBI and DOJ, the heart of the swamp." To me that´s the post of the day!
When law enforcement is corrupt and unethical then it opens the door to illegal conspiracies and collaboration against perceived foes ie Republicans. The Democrats lead by obama knew the way to accomplish their Unconstitutional "fundamental change" of America was to take control of the DOJ and FBI by placing sycophants in charge willing to violate existing laws in order to implement their leftist ideology. Will there be a day of reckoning? I hope so but doubt it.
I remember saying on these pages early in the Obama Administration that every department with a 3 letter acronym is being taken over and corrupted by Obama cronies. The sad fact is that they are still there and the Trump Administration doesn´t appear to have the courage or power to remove them.
Wray said this morning he shares his info with the senate. They told him they were part of congress too & deserved to be informed too. That´s veryyyy interesting. My guess is the fake republicans in the senate are the ones who wanted Mueller to investigate Trump & still do.
The Justice Department provided congressional committees with hundreds of text messages between Peter Strzok — the agent on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who was demoted for critical messages about President Trump — and his alleged mistress Lisa Page, a lawyer also assigned to the probe. Those text messages were obtained by the Washington Examiner, and show extreme political opinions shared about the two dating back to 2015. One message from Page to Strzok is a link to a story about Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, with the text “What an utter idiot.” In Nov. 2015, Page said she hopes House
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday defended the league´s move to pay nearly $90 million to social justice causes supported by some players, despite critics´ claims that it was meant purely to appease activist athletes, including those who have kneeled during the national anthem this year. “We have a unique opportunity here for NFL players and for NFL owners to work together,” Goodell said, according to NBC Sports. “This is a result of unprecedented dialogue and cooperation between NFL players, ownership and our office over the last year.” Goodell spoke with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin,
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Tuesday he would not launch an investigation into sexual harassment and assault allegations against President Trump, saying it’s the job of the police and prosecutors to investigate crimes. He said the alleged crimes involve state law and should be referred to the Justice Department, but acknowledged the Justice Department doesn’t have jurisdiction over violations of state law. “Allegations brought for now or in the future that, while serious, do not allege violations of specific criminal statutes, should be referred to the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over allegations related to fitness for office and non-criminal
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of hacking Democrats’ computer systems, has sought to subpoena Fusion GPS records and to depose its employees to find out more about the research firm’s work on the dossier. (Snip) Chutkan presided over that case from Oct. 20 to Nov. 9. It was reassigned to
“The country is in freefall, tearing itself apart!” warns Carrie Mathison. Yeah, so we’ve heard. Former CIA agent Mathison (Claire Danes) is back in the first trailer for Showtime’s Homeland season 7, which depicts the show’s heroes and villains alike struggling against an overreaching and civil rights-abusing president. The upcoming season of the espionage thriller has a rogue Mathison trying to take down criminals in the government under the tyrannical administration of President Keene (Elizabeth Marvel), who has arrested 200 members of the intelligence community after barely surviving an assassination plot in the season 6 finale. Also targeting Keene: The
Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration. The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family. Members of the Awan family logged on to the
Sometimes a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is not just a theory… Department of Justice Assoc. Deputy Attorney General Bruce G Ohr was demoted because he had working relationships with dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS; and -more importantly or perhaps ‘conveniently’- according to James Rosen, Bruce Ohr did not reveal his October 2016 contacts with MI6 agent Steele or Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) to DOJ leadership. (LINK) (Snip) But wait, it doesn’t stop there… Mrs. Nellie Ohr was not only a Fusion GPS contracted employee, but she was also part of the CIA’s Open Source Works, in Washington DC (link) Both Mr. and Mrs
The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Monday demanded U.S nuclear regulators explain how a Russian-owned mining company was able to ship American uranium outside the country using a third-party export license. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said new information brought to light in a series of stories published by The Hill about Uranium One’s exports to Canada, Europe and Asia conflicts with assurances he was given years ago by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the mining firm’s uranium would stay inside the United States. “Recent reporting by The Hill uncovered that Uranium One was able to export
If it seems like Seahawk defender Michael Bennett has a habit of finding himself in situations which do not become a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner, that’s because he does. As the captioned tweet says, here’s Seattle’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee, delivering a decidedly unsportsmanlike knee to the mid-section of a Jacksonville offensive lineman: (Snip) In this sequence, Bennett clearly tackles the player to the ground for no reason and then gives him a knee. That move resulted in Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette coming up and retaliating against Bennett, which led to
EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked
Thousands of people will visit the White House for the holidays and take self-guided tour through executive mansion. Some will be visiting the White House as invited guests, others because their member of Congress booked them on a tour, and others will be there for an official function. However, they will all have something in common: The first thing they see when they enter the White House. Virtually all white house tours begin in the East wing. As visitors walk through security and up to the colonnade, the historic features of the White House are in full view. After entering the White
A man in Washington created a genius device to catch pesky thieves who steal packages from front porches. Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was tired of people stealing his expensive Jeep parts and decided he ´wanted to even the playing field´ He created one of the earliest models trap - using 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box-like, a small box, aluminum carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate, and a cardbox box - and has filmed numerous wannabe thieves. (Snip) But the original model was not fool proof, and Barrow had to make a sign that
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski argued President Trump’s tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) constitutes sexual harassment and that people who work around the president and don’t try to get him to delete the tweet don’t care about the country or women. Brzezinski said, “I just want to say something, beyond the fact that it is reprehensible that the president of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman, we’re not surprised, Mr. President. You do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around
DEVELOPING…Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a projection from the Fox News Decision Desk.ORIGINAL STORY…The hard-fought Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones remains too close to call, though a Fox News voter analysis shows the Democratic nominee enjoying a lead over his GOP rival. Jones’ competitiveness is a remarkable development in a deep red state that reflects just how badly Moore has been hurt by a sex scandal. But the race is still fluid. With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Jones and Moore both had 49.2 percent, according to
The NFL protests have been lucrative for social justice charities — they´ll receive a whopping $89 million in "settlement" money, redirected from veterans and breast cancer charity funds — but they´re also becoming a boon for cash-strapped football fans. It turns out, if you can still stomach a professional football game, you can now get tickets for about the same price as a couple of Starbucks lattes. According to Vivid Seats, an NFL ticket reselling site, seat prices at most NFL stadiums have bottomed out, leaving fans able to snag a lower level seat for a Buffalo Bills game for
The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were “heartbroken” by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators. “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations. “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the
President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office ´begging´ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”
In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. (snip) Here is what McCaskill had to say about Kennedy´s behavior upon his death
On Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour President Donald Trump should resign over the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Gillibrand said, “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking. And President Trump should resign his position.” She added, “Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can’t hold your breath for. And so, Congress should have hearings. They should do their investigation. They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
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Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the princess of Wales, too. Also William Pitt, who presided over the British victory in the French and Indian War and lent his name to Pittsburgh. And, according to some university authorities four decades ago, me as well. We were all born commoners. But — despite what newspapers, websites and television stations on both sides of the Atlantic have reported with wonder and wild-eyed delight — Meghan Markle, the actor who is to marry Prince Harry, is not a commoner. She’s an American, and
A suspect is in custody following an explosion at one of New York City’s busiest transit hubs in Times Square during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. The bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, according to New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah had an explosive device strapped to his body, O’Neill said. What do we know about the suspect? Law enforcement sources told Fox News Ullah lives in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was an “attempted terrorist attack.” Sources told the Associated Press that Ullah may be of Bangladeshi descent. What else do we know about the
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