Has there ever been a more incurious congressman than Adam Schiff ?
The California Democrat serves as ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, a powerful oversight panel. Recently this committee succeeded in wresting key documents from the Justice Department and FBI after months of being stonewalled, and Republican staffers have summarized the info in a classified four-page memo. Those who have read the memo say it includes evidence of abuses by Justice and FBI officials handling the investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia, most salaciously summed up in the infamous Steele dossier named for the former British spy who compiled it.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board called for FBI Special Council Robert Mueller to step down from his role investigating the all alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, say he lacks the “critical distance” to analyze recent revelations about the FBI’s role in the breaking Uranium One and Trump Dossier scandals.
The board was writing in response to recent reports that suggest the FBI uncovered evidence of the Russian bribery and money laundering in the U.S. ahead of a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to greenlight the partial sale of the Canadian firm Uranium One to Russian energy giant Rosatom. The deal transferred control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium stocks to the Russians.
While most in the media continue to focus on a meeting that all parties involved say resulted in no damaging material against Hillary Clinton, there’s little attention being paid to the fact that Hillary’s supporters were able to successfully use a foreign intelligence agent to disseminate false information to the mainstream American press. The phony information allegedly came from inside the Kremlin and sought to damage then-candidate Donald Trump.
Newly-released British court documents show that Fusion GPS, an “oppo firm” funded by Hillary’s supporters, successfully managed to get a former spy to discuss the phony foreign intelligence with The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, The New Yorker, Mother Jones and CNN.
Mitt Romney held nothing back when he was asked about a recent wave of allegations that hit Hillary Clinton’s family foundation on Thursday.
In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Romney said one of the reports about the Clinton family’s charitable organization details something that “looks like bribery.”
“You know, I’ve got to tell you, I was stunned by it. I mean, it looks like bribery,” Romney said.
The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was referring to a New York Times story published Thursday morning that detailed links between a wealthy donor who gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and a series of uranium deals.
September 2, 2014 Wow. That was some summer. The Islamic State that President Obama dismissed as “JV” proved to be a virulent varsity—gobbling up gobs of the Middle East, beheading an American journalist, and threatening the United States. Russia invaded Ukraine. Ferguson burned. Obama shrugged.
“The truth of the matter is that the world has always been messy,” the president told Democratic donors between meetings of his national security team and rounds of golf. “In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through.”