As the timetable continues to move toward the public release of the four-page memo detailing FISA abuses at both the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Democrats continue to treat the document with a mixture of disdain and incredulity. But according to recent reports, two senior FBI officials who have reviewed the document have said it does not contain “any factual inaccuracies.”
While many were disappointed that President Trump did not address the controversial four-page memo during his State of the Union speech, he did address it on his way out of the speech. In a “hot mic” moment, the president was heard telling Representative Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) that he will “100 percent” release the memo to the public.
The classified four-page FISA memo is now on the president’s desk, and he has four more days to approve its release or object. Trump’s approval is a foregone conclusion, since the White House publicly called on Congress to release the memo.
Democrats made a bold effort to force the White House to accept amnesty for DACA "Dreamers," but Trump refused to give in.
On the heels of both houses of Congress reauthorizing section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), it has been reported that an “explosive,” “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming” four-page memo was made available to members of the House of Representatives after they voted to approve that reauthorization. The memo details systemic and routine abuses of FISA — leading many in the House to condemn those abuses and say that the memo should be made available to the public. There are also indications that the memo would destroy both the Mueller probe and allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia.
The House approved reauthorization of warrantless surveillance, while Senator Rand Paul promises to filibuster.
When Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calf.) decided Tuesday to take it upon herself to release the transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's August interview with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, it caused a firestorm of controversy. Now, the content of that transcript is fanning the flames of that controversy. Simpson’s lawyer claimed in that interview that as a direct result of the public release of the Trump “dossier” prepared by Fusion GPS, “somebody’s already been killed.”
The ongoing witch hunt of Trump/Russia collusion just took an interesting turn. A group of Republicans in the House of Representatives — frustrated with the Justice Department’s refusal to explain its use of the now-discredited Trump “dossier” — has spent the past few weeks quietly investigating the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI. And they may seek congressional approval to declassify some of their evidence before releasing their report early next year
The tax reform bill, if it works as advertised, should have a positive impact for Republican candidates in the mid-term elections.
House Republicans unveiled an unprecedented $81-billion disaster-relief bill Monday with no plans to cut the budget elsewhere.