Noon || Signs H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018; Roosevelt Room 1:45 pm || Meets with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and United States Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty
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Live stream of White House briefing at 2:00 pm
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Was the Obama administration actively trying to get the Trump campaign? The scandal is deepening. Seems the more the investigation proceeds, the more anything serious related to collusion with Russia points to the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration, not the Trump campaign.
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 on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.
“The House Intelligence Committee,” Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in a statement on Monday, “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.”
As you may be aware, I’ve written a biography of Steve Bannon, Bannon: Always the Rebel. This is an article I wrote recently for The Hill about Bannon’s crusade to upend the Washington Republican establishment. From the piece: For Washington establishment politicians, lobbyists and journalists, Stephen Bannon’s crusade defies logic. Why would someone supposedly devoted… Continue Reading
Yet another reason to strike this regime soon. Beyond the problem that the North Koreans may use these themselves is the likelihood that, desperate for cash, they will sell them to someone else. North Korea with WMD doesn’t just mean North Korea with WMD. It means WMD proliferation. Yes, try again with China. Threaten serious sanctions… Continue Reading
11:00 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue 1:30 pm || Participates with religious leaders in a presentation of the Friends of Zion award 2:00 pm || Meets with Rep. Bill Schuster 3:00 pm || Participates in a signing ceremony… Continue Reading
8:45 am || Departs West Palm Beach, Florida 9:50 am CT || Arrives Jackson, Mississippi 10:40 am CT || Tours the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum; Jackson, Mississippi 11:05 am CT || Gives remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum 11:55 am CT || Departs Jackson, Mississippi 2:45 pm || Arrives West Palm… Continue Reading
From a piece I wrote that was published Friday on Townhall: Steve Bannon may be the most wildly caricatured, criticized, and, in some quarters, reviled figure in American politics. He crisscrosses the country with badass bodyguards in tow because, one assumes, he needs them. But in researching for my new book “Bannon: Always the Rebel,” which… Continue Reading
From Fox News: Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed… Continue Reading
MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough’s ongoing anti-Trump Jihad is a little strange. Now he has his entire panel weighing in like a team of psychiatrists on the president’s mental and physical health. Not sure what Scarborough’s deal is. Maybe he’s furious because Trump stopped taking his phone calls or something. Losing “access” is a… Continue Reading