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.
All of the major players in this story — Ali Watkins, James Wolfe, The New York Times, and the Department of Justice — behaved in less than admirable fashion.
Rod Rosenstein claimed under oath that he never threatened to subpoena congressional staff, but DOJ statements to Fox News and CNN suggest otherwise.
As with much media coverage of the Trump administration, The New York Times’ extremely negative story elided crucial facts, was based on anonymous sources, and contained false information.
When 72 percent of Americans say ‘traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false or purposely misleading,’ responding to a mass shooting by promulgating knowingly false narratives is not okay.
A new poll shows 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.
The Justice Department inspector general report about the FBI reveals a shocking anti-Trump, pro-Hillary bias endemic to the agency’s related investigations.
Gowdy claimed that the FBI’s use of spies against the Trump campaign was perfectly proper, but multiple reports indicate he never even saw the full records Congress subpoenaed on the matter.
There may have been a real White House briefing with real White House officials, but The New York Times couldn’t be trusted to accurately summarize what the White House official said. And it wasn’t on a minor point.
Federal officials have provided more information to reporters at New York Times and Washington Post than they have in response to a congressional subpoena.
It’s reasonable to assume that much of the new information in the New York Times report relates to leakers’ fears about information that will be coming out in the inspector general report.
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 alleged lack of evidence would be in sharp contrast to the repeated leaks from anonymous but highly placed government officials that led to the appointment of a special counsel.
The New York Times article is riddled with errors that multiple sources publicly deny. It fails to include information easily found in the public record.
New memos suggest Comey briefing of Trump was a setup to fuel leaks and media coverage of an unverified and salacious dossier.
Establishment DC types who reflexively defend Mueller haven’t explained how they came to trust him so completely. It’s a question worth asking given the bumpy historical record of Mueller’s tenure as FBI director.
The media’s biggest target after Trump is Pruitt, the president’s most effective cabinet secretary. Ousting him would be a huge victory for Trump’s opponents.
Of all the Russian conspiracy angles, the one alleging Jeff Sessions is working on behalf of the Russians is easily the most outlandish.
The letter appears to be the first formal demand of the DOJ inspector general to disclose whether Christopher Steele was a tool of Russians.
Newly revealed text messages show that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page colluded to secretly meet with the FISA judge who was recused from Michael Flynn’s case.
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