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  • Nunes blasts DOJ, FBI for 'failure' to produce records relating to anti-Trump dossier

    12/28/2017 4:26:37 PM PST · by SSS Two · 288 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.28.2017 | John Roberts, Alex Pappas
    Exclusive - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is blasting the Department of Justice and the FBI for its “failure to fully produce” documents related to an anti-Trump dossier, saying “at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.” In a Thursday letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein obtained by Fox News, Nunes expressed frustration that information and witnesses subpoenaed by the committee in August related to the so-called Steele dossier had not yet been turned over. The salacious dossier includes unverified allegations about President Trump's connections with Russia that he has denied. “Unfortunately,...
  • Byron York: McCain associate subpoenaed in Trump dossier probe

    12/27/2017 3:31:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 27, 2017, 2:59 PM | Byron York
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to Sen. John McCain. Kramer is a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. McCain later took a copy of the dossier to the FBI's then-director, James Comey. But the FBI already had the document; Steele himself gave the...
  • GAME OVER: NFL CANCELS ‘Sunday Night Football’ on New Year's Eve

    12/27/2017 9:05:43 AM PST · by xzins · 275 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 27 Dec 17 | Hannity.com Staff
    The embattled National Football League announced its decision to cancel this week’s edition of ‘Sunday Night Football’ on Tuesday; hoping to avoid a ratings bloodbath as a less-than-stellar line-up and New Year’s Eve festivities would have caused the NFL to reach embarrassing new lows. The league opted to call-off the game before announcing which teams were scheduled to compete, adding the match-up wouldn’t have playoff implications and would likely cost the already troubled organization millions of dollars. “We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all...
  • GOP Rep Rooney Suggests a ‘Purge’ at ‘Off the Rails’ FBI, DOJ

    12/26/2017 12:28:17 PM PST · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Dec 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC, Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) described the FBI and the Department of Justice as “off the rails” and suggested the possibility of a “purge” at the FBI and the Department of Justice. Partial transcript as follows: JACKSON: Before I let you go, I need to ask you about the president and his tweets. He’s been fairly quiet Christmas day, but the president is tweeting about the FBI. He’s been tweeting about his Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, why is that the right message right now for Donald Trump and Republicans? ROONEY: Well, there’s two issues here. Yes, the president...
  • Trump accuses FBI of using 'pile of garbage' dossier to go after campaign

    12/26/2017 8:11:50 AM PST · by MNDude · 93 replies
    President Trump on Tuesday blasted the so-called “dossier” – which was compiled during the 2016 campaign and contained salacious allegations against him – as a “pile of garbage” and accused the FBI of relying on it to go after his campaign. The president weighed in on Twitter, in response to a Washington Times report that was discussed on “Fox & Friends.” “WOW, @foxandfrlends ‘Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.’ And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for...
  • Guatemala follows in Trump's footsteps, announces embassy move to Jerusalem

    12/24/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well...No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 December 2017

    12/24/2017 4:32:38 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 162 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 December 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Dec 24th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House legislative affairs director Marc Short; Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Political analcysts FACE THE NATION (CBS): Panel of whorrespondentsTHIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Bernie Sanders, CCCP-Vt.
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)

    12/24/2017 3:14:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Norad Santa ^ | December 24, 2017 | Norad Santa
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)
  • McCabe to leave FBI in coming months: report

    12/23/2017 11:47:56 AM PST · by bitt · 125 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/2017 | max greenwood
    McCabe to leave FBI in coming months: report FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is planning to retire in the coming months amid accusations of partisanship and bias within the law enforcement agency. The Washington Post reported Saturday that McCabe plans to step down in a few months when he is fully eligible for pension benefits. That is expected to happen in early March. McCabe has weathered GOP criticism of the FBI for over a year, with Republicans questioning the agency's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and, more recently, the probe into possible...
  • Facing Republican Attacks, FBI’s Deputy Director Plans to Retire Early Next Year (McCabe)

    12/23/2017 11:26:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 23, 2017 | Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian
    Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. McCabe spent hours in Congress this past week, facing questions behind closed doors from members of three committees. Republicans said they were dissatisfied with his answers; Democrats called it a partisan hounding. McCabe, 49, holds a unique position in the political firestorm surrounding the FBI. He was former director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, a position that involved him...
  • 'Chappaquiddick' Trailer Reveals Unsavory Ted Kennedy

    12/23/2017 7:55:11 AM PST · by rktman · 147 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/22/2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    If anybody feared that the upcoming Chappaquiddick movie would be a whitewash of Ted Kennedy, the recently released trailer should disabuse them of that notion. Legal Insurrection describes the movie as the "portrait of a weasel." Kate Erbland of IndieWire reviewed it as a Compelling Teddy Kennedy Biopic That Pulls No Punches.
  • Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables.It’s making NATO nervous.....

    12/23/2017 12:50:45 AM PST · by caww · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22 at 6:56 PM | Michael Birnbaum
    BRUSSELS — Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up activity around undersea data cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold War-era command, according to senior military officials. We are now seeing Russian underwater activity in the vicinity of undersea cables that I don’t believe we have ever seen,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Andrew Lennon, the commander of NATO’s submarine forces. “Russia is clearly taking an interest in NATO and NATO nations’ undersea infrastructure.”
  • Zimbabwe Returns Land To White Farmer Evicted By Mugabe Regime

    12/22/2017 1:23:46 PM PST · by paltz · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/17 | Kerry Picket
    A white Zimbabwean farmer previously kicked off his land by the former Robert Mugabe regime received a hero’s welcome from his community Thursday following the new government’s return of his land, the Associated Press reported. Guided by military escort, Robert Smart became the first white farmer who came back to the land he once owned before it was seized nearly two decades ago by Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party. In 2000, Mugabe ordered land seizures and evictions of white farmers and their families. According to the Telegraph, of the estimated 4,500 white farmers prior the seizures, only several hundred remain. Zimbabwe’s...
  • President Donald Trump Signs Historic Tax Cut Bill into Law 12/22/17

    12/22/2017 11:50:29 AM PST · by PJBankard · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/22/2017 | RSBN
    Friday, December 22, 2017: Watch live as President Donald Trump signs the biggest ever tax cut and reform bill into law. He will also sign a missile defense bill. The ceremony will take place in the Oval Office at the White House.
  • Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

    12/21/2017 4:27:16 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 448 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/21/17 | President Donald Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and...
  • Tom Brokaw Declares “We’re At War” After Donald Trump Tweets Another ‘Fox & Friends’ Love Letter

    12/21/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 166 replies
    deadline.com ^ | December 21, 2017 5:45am | by Lisa de Moraes
    Donald Trump this morning tweeted another love letter to Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox and Friends, faux-asking “Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news?” On Wednesday, web site Mediaite had named the FNC morning show the Most Influential In News Media for 2017, topping a list that also included, in reverse order, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Matt Drudge, FNC star Sean Hannity, and CNN chief Jeff Zucker. Mistaking Mediaite’s “most influential” for “best,” Trump crowed that the Trump News Network morning show hosts “deserve it” and that “the many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula...
  • Prosecutors ask FBI agents for info on Uranium One deal

    12/21/2017 6:36:07 AM PST · by Steven W. · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/21/17 | Pete Williams
    On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News. The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department's effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said....
  • Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff

    12/20/2017 6:24:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution Thursday declaring that Jerusalem’s status can be changed only by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of...
  • Virginia court tosses out one-vote victory that briefly ended GOP majority in House

    12/20/2017 12:03:10 PM PST · by Drew68 · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 Dec 17 | Jim Morrison and Fenit Nirappil
    A three- judge panel declined to certify the recount of a key House race today, saying that a questionable ballot should be counted in favor of the Republican and tying a race that Democrats had thought they had won by a single vote. “The court declares there is no winner in this election,” said Circuit Court Judge Bryant L. Sugg, after the judges deliberated for more than two hours. The court’s decision leaves the race for the 94th District tied at 11,608 votes for each Del. David Yancey, the Republican incumbent, and Shelly Simonds, his Democratic challenger. And it leaves...
  • House gives final approval to tax reform bill

    12/20/2017 10:06:21 AM PST · by Cato in PA · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/2017 | Judson Berger
    The House gave the final stamp of approval Wednesday to a sweeping tax reform package, handing President Trump his first major legislative victory and most Americans a tax cut starting next year. In a 224-201 vote, Congress sent the $1.5 trillion package to Trump’s desk. The biggest rewrite of the federal tax code since the Reagan administration will usher in steep rate cuts for American companies, double the deduction millions of families claim on their annual returns and make a host of other changes taking effect in a matter of weeks.