Fired FBI Director James Comey has been cleared to testify in Congress – and plans to corroborate accusations that President Trump pressured him to squelch an investigation of former national security advisor Mike Flynn, according to reports. Special counsel Robert Mueller has cleared Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, NBC reported, citing a former law enforcement official who would not say whether Comey would be authorized to discuss his interactions with the president. According to a CNN report, Comey is expected to back up press reports that Trump tried to pressure him into getting the FBI to back...Read More
A secretive group of global power brokers including elder statesman Henry Kissinger and NATO secretary Jens Stoltenberg will gather to debate Donald Trump‘s presidency. The Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia, will attract 131 elites on Thursday – from politicians and bankers to business titans and European royalty. They will discuss transatlantic relations, the future of the European Union and ‘a progress report’ on the Trump administration behind closed doors at the four-day meeting. This year’s confab can be seen as a chance for Trump supporters like Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel...Read More
The president formally announced this week that the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, a move that will have negligible impact on the environment but will have major benefits for the U.S. economy. The Paris climate agreement was deeply flawed from its start. It was legally and constitutionally suspect, based on politics rather than science, and contained unrealistic goals. It promised not only a dramatic expansion of the administrative state and a huge increase in the regulatory burden on American businesses, it threatened to put the brakes on U.S. economic output at a time when most economists think the...Read More
The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday in its ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the presidential elections, including one related to Susan Rice’s role in unmasking Trump campaign officials, according to a report. The committee issued four subpoenas related to the Russian interference and three related to questions about how and why the names of Trump associates had their identities revealed during surveillance of foreign targets and then distributed within classified reports by the Obama administration during the transition, the Wall Street Journal reported. Identities of U.S. citizens are supposed to be minimized, or hidden, during...Read More
FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett argued Tuesday that if James Comey obstructed justice and held onto a memo of the president asking him to end an investigation then Comey could be prosecuted. Oops. FOX News reported: Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does –he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely. Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael...Read More
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