Andrew McCabe: “As glad as I am that the DoJ and the DC attorney’s office finally decided to do the right thing today, it’s an absolute disgrace that they took 2 years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion." pic.twitter.com/T8x7drbukU
On Friday, the Department of Justice announced that it was dropping the criminal investigation in ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
McCabe had been criminally referred for investigation by the DOJ’s Inspector General (IG) after he lied to the FBI regarding leaks to the Wall Street Journal about the ongoing investigation into whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election. A special counsel determined that no member of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election.
In response to the DOJ dropping the investigation and charges against McCabe, the former FBI official turned to his new employer, CNN, to give a tone-deaf victory lap.
“As glad as I am that the DOJ and the D.C. attorney’s office finally decided to do the right thing today, it’s an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion,” McCabe said.
Whenever the mainstream media and average Americans talk about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) holding facilities, many repeatedly talk about the Trump administration “locking children in cages.” The truth is, those policies began under the Obama administration, back in 2014.
Univision’s Jorge Ramos asked former Vice President Joe Biden about the practice. Not only did Biden attempt to spin the narrative but he also flopped while doing so.
“At the debate in Houston, you said that the Obama-Biden administration, and I quote, ‘We didn’t lock people in cages.’ But you actually did,” Ramos said. “Not at the same numbers as the Trump administration, but you did.”
The journalist pulled out a picture of an 8-year-old boy from Honduras and showed it to Biden. The former veep looked at the picture.
“Yes,” Biden replied, before realizing the admission he made. “Wait. Wait. Wait. This was–”
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
President Trump is planning on taking the presidential limo, known as “The Beast,” for a ride at the Daytona 500.
The White House is working with NASCAR officials for Trump to do a lap on the Daytona track in Florida to start off the racing season on Sunday, sources told Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts, who said the plan is “not 100%” as the logistics are still being worked out.
Trump plans to attend the Daytona 500, which marks the start to NASCAR’s 2020 season, on his way back to Washington, D.C., after a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A Trump campaign adviser leaked plans for the stop earlier in the week.
Defense lawyers for Roger Stone requested a new trial for the GOP operative Friday in a secret court filing that, according to a source familiar with the matter, focuses on revelations that came out this week about the foreperson of Stone’s jury.
Revelations about Tomeka Hart, the lead juror at Stone’s trial, prompted the last-ditch effort by Stone’s legal team. He is scheduled to be sentenced in his case on Feb. 20.
Hart, a Democrat who ran for Congress in 2012, came forward on social media Wednesday to defend prosecutors’ handling of Stone’s case. She spoke out after four of the prosecutors withdrew from the case in protest after officials at the Justice Department publicly questioned a nine-year prison sentence recommendation for Stone.
So insane, DOJ leadership/Barr had a right to make their own decision on the sentence recommendation, but it literally means literally nothing, because the ultimate decision is the judge’s. She’s an Obama judge, she could turn around and give him nine years.
On MSNBC, Eli Mystal (@ElieNYC) goes on an epic rant over the Roger Stone sentencing, calls for mass “protests in the street” & mass resignations of fed prosecutors
Ilhan Omar’s husband discovered the truth about her torrid affair with her chief fundraiser when he went to her Washington D.C. apartment last spring and found the lovers lounging around in pajamas, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Ahmed Hirsi had long suspected that Omar, 39, was cheating on him with married Tim Mynett but the proof came when he caught the hijab-wearing congresswoman in a state that no Muslim woman would expect to be with a man who is not her husband.
Two separate sources confirmed the account to DailyMail.com, saying that Hirsi was left ‘angry and humiliated’ by the encounter.
‘He suspected she was cheating but she kept telling him he was paranoid,’ one source said.
‘He told her he wanted to move down to D.C. to be with her but she insisted he should stay in Minneapolis with the children. Eventually he surprised her down there and his worst fears were confirmed.
U.S. Attorney John Durham is reportedly investigating if Obama administration officials hid or manipulated evidence about what they knew about Russia’s election interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
The New York Times reported:
Questions asked by Mr. Durham, who was assigned by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize the early actions of law enforcement and intelligence officials struggling to understand the scope of Russia’s scheme, suggest that Mr. Durham may have come to view with suspicion several clashes between analysts at different intelligence agencies over who could see each other’s highly sensitive secrets.
Mr. Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result — and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal.
Brian Stelter and Joy Behar thought he could run for president in 2020. Now he’s going to jail.
Former liberal media darling and frequent CNN guest Michael Avenatti won’t be offering anti-Trump talking points on cable news anytime soon after the disgraced lawyer on Friday was found guilty of trying to extort Nike.
A New York jury found Avenatti, 48, guilty on three counts, including extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to 42 years in prison and did not testify in the case against him.
The Department of Justice has tapped an outside prosecutor to review the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Fox News has learned.
A senior Justice Department official told Fox News on Friday that Jeff Jensen, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, has been assigned to Flynn’s case.
Jensen will be working hand-in-hand with the lead prosecutor of Flynn case, Brandon Van Grack, according to the official.
The case against the former US Army lieutenant general has gone through years of twists and turns, with sentencing postponed repeatedly over the last two years. Flynn’s supporters have insisted he is innocent but was forced to plead guilty when his son was threatened with prosecution and he exhausted his financial resources.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman promised to call four signers of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants targeting Carter Page to testify in the wake of the Justice Department watchdog’s report on FISA abuse.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told CBS News that he would seek private depositions and public testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The Republican committee leader also plans to call current FBI Director Christopher Wray, who took over the bureau after Comey was fired in 2017 and wasn’t involved in approving FISA applications on former Trump associate Page.
Graham told CBS’s Catherine Herridge he planned to deliver a witness list for the FISA hearings to the Justice Department shortly and indicated weeks of FISA witness hearings might begin as soon as late February or early March.
Sanders may have set a new world record for most baseless smears in a single sentence.
SANDERS: “The reason that we are going to win is that the American people, regardless of their political views, understand that we cannot continue having a president of the United States who is a pathological liar — (Cheering) — who is running a corrupt administration, who does not respect our Constitution or democracy, who thinks that he’s above the law, who is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, and a religious bigot. (Cheering) And those are his good qualities.”
TLAIB: “Sir, it does not have the same impact and you know that. You know that. That’s why the community pushed to add the category MENA, and they did it right, they went through the process and they got it approved. And this administration decided to ignore them and make them invisible again. Right? That is what you are doing, you are making us invisible. Now, the continued absence of this ethnic category attributes to erasing us. We all live and work and raise our families here. I truly believe this issue needs to be addressed and we need your leadership to push back against this current administration lack of wanting to see people like me being represented on an official government federal form that decides around funding, decide how they will treat us and approach health research, language assistance, all those kinds of things. Director, we need to get it right because I am not white. I’m not. And I don’t try to say to others that you should be this or that. But when I sit on this form and I look at it, I don’t see myself represented on this form. And I think that’s a huge issue for people like me, and I need you to do more in pushing back against the current administration ignoring what the previous administration was able to do. The U.S. Census Bureau decided to add MENA and they ignored it.”