Senior Justice Department officials announced late Thursday criminal charges against Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-time director of security James Wolfe. The indictment charges Wolfe with making false statements to the FBI and details how Wolfe passed classified information, including presumably information related to one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page, to a series of media outlets, confirming long-standing suspicions of the career intelligence community’s complicity in leaks. The three-count indictment charges Wolfe with separate instances of making false statements to the FBI, not directly charging him for leaking classified information, but appearing to detail how he did allegedly leaked classified information to reporters and then allegedly lied about it to the FBI. Th
Term limits — and the midterm campaign — could scramble the GOP leadership ladder after November. Sen. John Thune passed on a run for the No. 2 GOP leadership job in 2012. He’s unlikely to do so again this fall. With Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) term-limited out, the South Dakota senator has all but locked up the whip job ahead of the biggest Senate Republican leadership shakeup in years, according to senators and aides. Thune has run the GOP’s messaging arm for six years now, cut a $2 million check to the Senate GOP’s campaign committee in 2016 and has developed a record as a bipartisan deal-cutter on the Senate Commerce Committee, which would serve him well in running the Senate floor. Thune has not officially launched his bid — doing so seven months before
Senate moderates reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Donald Trump's demands for billions of dollars to build his coveted border wall with Mexico, participants in those talks said. It was unclear how the compromise would be greeted by Republican and Democratic leaders or the White House, or whether it could attract the 60 votes that will be needed to move through the closely-divided Senate. So far, no other package has emerged from either side that seems able to do that, leaving the debate's outcome in doubt. The proposal was emerging as the Senate spent a third day of debate largely as it's spent the first two — with the chamber floor mostly empty. Other than an initial roll
“Potus wants to know everything we’re doing” was the text message Lisa Page sent to her lover Peter Strzok on September 2, 2016. According to a Senate Report released by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Feb 7, 2018, “This text raises additional questions about the type and extent of President Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email scandal and the FBI investigation of it.” And that is an understatement. The report from the Committee raises numerous questions, and indicates that their investigation will continue into the Clinton Email scandal, the animus towards President Trump found in FBI investigators, and President Obama’s influence over the FBI investigation. LIES The Democrat players ad
The Senate on Monday voted 81-18 to break a Democratic filibuster on a stalled government spending bill, clearing the way for Congress to approve the stopgap measure and end the three-day government shutdown. Democrats effectively backed off their opposition, after being given assurances from majority Republicans. Before the vote, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer made clear that Democrats would supply the GOP-controlled Senate with the votes needed, in exchange for “fair” and immediate efforts to consider legislation that would protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. It was a stark contrast from his position just a few days ago. “We will vote today to reopen the government,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said on the Senate floor. “In a few hou
Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the Senate would move forward on immigration legislation “as soon as we figure out” what he said President Donald Trump would sign. When asked about immigration McConnell said, “I’m looking for something that President Trump supports, and he’s not yet indicated what measure he’s willing to sign.” He added, “As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we are not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor, but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and therefore solve the problem.” Surce:breitbart.com Read more trump news in our President Trump category on following link .