• DOJ Used False Info To Secure Wiretaps On Trump Associate

    DOJ Used False Info To Secure Wiretaps On Trump Associate

    Newly released documents confirm House and Senate investigators’ claims that the Department of Justice and FBI used materially false and misleading information to secure wiretaps on Carter Page, a former volunteer foreign policy advisor to President Trump. The highly redacted documents released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests show how the FBI was able to convince the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to surveil the Naval Academy graduate and energy consultant for a year of his life. READ MORE...

  • 5 Takeaways From The Hearing With FBI Counterintel No. 2 Peter Strzok

    5 Takeaways From The Hearing With FBI Counterintel No. 2 Peter Strzok

    An embattled FBI official who led investigations into both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump testified in a cantankerous open hearing on the Hill yesterday. Peter Strzok, formerly the second in command of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, lost his position after texts he exchanged on government systems with his also-married lover and colleague Lisa Page revealed extreme bias against President Trump and his voters.

    Yesterday’s joint hearing in front of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees was the first public hearing Congress held with the official who launched the Russia probe two years ago. Here are a few key takeaways from that hearing. READ MORE...

  • Trump's Immigration Policies Are Actually Pretty Popular

    Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Actually Pretty Popular

    Media coverage of the Trump administration’s policy of arresting people who illegally cross the border has been almost uniformly negative. Some has been downright hysterical. A new Economist/YouGov poll shows, however, that the vast majority of Americans polled support either President Trump’s executive order, the initial enforcement of the law that resulted in family separation, or something even stricter.

    A CNN contributor said Trump’s border enforcement policies were akin to the Holocaust. A Washington Post writer said they were more like slavery. An MSNBC contributor said border enforcement was racist. A CNBC contributor said the same. Outrage blanketed the airwaves. Few explained why they didn’t care much or at all about child detention centers during the Obama administration. READ MORE...

  • Gowdy Never Saw Subpoenaed Records Before Exonerating FBI Spy Use

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) recently suggested the FBI did nothing wrong when it used at least one government informant to secretly collect information on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Public reports indicate, however, that Gowdy never even reviewed the relevant documents on the matter subpoenaed by Congress. In fact, a spokeswoman for Gowdy told The Federalist that the congressman doesn’t even know what documents and records were subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). READ MORE...

  • Media Double Down After New York Times Gets Busted On Fake News

    Media Double Down After New York Times Gets Busted On Fake News

    On the path to the June 12 summit with North Korea, journalists claimed President Donald Trump would not be willing to walk away from the negotiating table because he was too desperate for a win.

    The Washington Post’s David Nakamura wrote that “critics fear that a president determined to declare victory where his predecessors failed will allow his desire for a legacy-making deal to override the substance of the negotiations.” On the same day, the Washington Post’s Paul Waldman mocked Trump’s desire for a win, which he said was turning Trump into a fool who was getting played. READ MORE...

  • 10 Takeaways From NYT's Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

    10 Takeaways From NYT’s Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

    The New York Times published an article yesterday confirming the United States’ intelligence apparatus was used to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

    Here are a few quick takeaways.

    1. FBI Officials Admit They Spied On Trump Campaign

    The New York Times‘ story, headlined “Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation,” is a dry and gentle account of the FBI’s launch of extensive surveillance of affiliates of the Trump campaign. Whereas FBI officials and media enablers had previously downplayed claims that the Trump campaign had been surveiled, in this story we learn that it was more widespread than previously acknowledged: READ MORE...

  • White House Rejects Reports That Trump Backs DOJ Obstruction

    White House Rejects Reports That Trump Backs DOJ Obstruction

    White House and congressional officials told The Federalist that the White House does not support DOJ obstruction of a congressional subpoena related to the 2016 Russia investigations.

    The White House does not support ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) efforts to obstruct a congressional inquiry into the agency’s activities before and after the 2016 election, multiple White House and congressional officials told The Federalist. The independent accounts of these officials contradict news reports last week that the White House and DOJ were aligned against Congress in the matter. READ MORE...