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Meadows: Spygate Docs to be Declassified Contain Info that “Will Curl Your Hair”

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Democrats are panicking over the impending declassification of key spygate documents which contain information that “will curl your hair.”

The Washington Examiner reports that the lawmaker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night, “There is information coming that will curl your hair. I can tell you that the reason why it is so visceral — the response from the Democrats is so visceral right now — is because they know, they’ve seen documents. Adam Schiff has seen documents that he knows will actually put the finger pointing back at him and his Democrat colleagues, not the president of the United States.”

When Hannity asked Meadows if former FBI Director James Comey spied on the Trump campaign, the Congressman replied, “He, actually, he was aware of it. He was aware of improper things that were being done, certainly.”

Yesterday, President Trump granted Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify documents related to the spying of his 2016 campaign. He also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr’s investigation into the matter.

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information.”


Trump Requires Sponsors of Immigrants to Pay for their Social Services

President Trump has signed a memorandum enforcing a provision requiring sponsors of legal immigrants to pay back the government for any social services used by the immigrant.

The provision was part of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) and Welfare Reform laws enacted by then-President Bill Clinton. The law stated that immigrants should “not depend on public resources to meet their needs.” However, the provision has not been enforced.

Fox News reports, “Under the provision, each future sponsor of an immigrant would need to sign an affidavit that would spell out the financial responsibilities for the sponsored immigrant and create a collection mechanism to recover funds from the sponsor. The Department of Health and Human Services is to collect the data of the sponsors and the immigrants, while the Treasury Department would collect the funds.”

A fact sheet released by the White House yesterday claims this move further supports the shift towards merit-based immigration:

  • Under our current immigration system, two-thirds of immigrants entering the United States do so based on family ties rather than on skill or merit.
  • This follows the President’s proposed housing rule that would require verification of the immigration status of anyone who seeks to access housing benefits.
  • A merit-based immigration system would further ensure that immigrants make positive contributions to the United States.

Trump Grants AG Barr Authority to Declassify Key Spygate Documents

President Trump has given Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify key documents relating to the surveillance of his 2016 presidential campaign. He has also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr’s investigation into the matter.

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information.”

On Monday, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) indicated that the declassification of the documents would be “right around the corner.”

Speaking to Fox News, the lawmaker said, “I think the delay is over. I think the president is serious. I’ve spoken to him recently and I think declassification is right around the corner and hopefully the American people will be able to judge for themselves.”


In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity last month, the President vowed to declassify the spygate documents and “much more.”

The President said he is “glad” he waited to declassify the documents after he originally had planned to release portions of the FISA application used to spy on Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page back in September. He reversed course after speaking with the Department of Justice.

“I thought that maybe they would obstruct if I did it early, and I think I was right,” he said to Hannity. “Everything’s going to be declassified and more, much more than what you just mentioned.”

Brennan Unhinged: Slams Trump, Barr Memo in Late Night Tweet

Disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan jumped at the chance to respond to President Trump’s tweet about him last night, claiming the Mueller report showed an abundance of “evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice.”

President Trump tweeted about Brennan, writing, “John Brennan on the Mueller probe, ‘I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.’ Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices etc.”

President Trump’s tweet was a reference to Brennan’s March 25 appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe shortly after the release of the Mueller report.

When asked if he was surprised by the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence of collusion in his Russia probe, Brennan replied, “Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I suspected there was more than there actually was…”

Brennan replied to the President’s tweet minutes later, writing, “I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in the misleading & highly politicized Barr memo. Your obvious fear of Congressional action is warranted & your dishonesty is appalling.”

Freedom Caucus Unanimously Votes to Condemn Amash for Impeachment Comments

The House Freedom Caucus officially condemned its member, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) yesterday after the Congressman called for President Trump’s impeachment.

The Hill reports that Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said, “We had a good discussion and every single member, I think now based on who was there and our board meeting was probably over 30 members, every single member disagrees and strongly with the position Justin took over the week, and we’re focused on the now,” he said.

“I mean, look, we’re focused on the fact that what the FBI did was wrong. We think that [Attorney General William] Barr’s handled himself exactly the way the American people want the attorney general to handle themselves, and he’s going to get to bottom of all this.”

Over the weekend, Amash tweeted his support for President Trump’s impeachment, writing:

Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.

Pro-Trump Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower was quick to criticize Amash and announced he would challenge the congressman in the 2020 primary.

WWMT reports that Lower released a statement saying, “I am a Pro-Trump, Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Family Values Republican. Amash has not only failed to support President Trump as the President works to make the United States stronger and safer, he has now united with radical liberals like Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) to try and bring down our President. He must be replaced and I am going to do it.”

On Sunday, President Trump responded to Amash, calling him a “total lightweight.”

He wrote, “Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump….”

Rep. Amash Faces Pro-Trump Challenger After Impeachment Remarks

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) faces a pro-Trump primary challenger after tweeting over the weekend that the president has “engaged in impeachable conduct.”

Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower was quick to criticize Amash and announced his run for Congress today.

WWMT reports that Lower released a statement saying, “I am a Pro-Trump, Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Family Values Republican. Amash has not only failed to support President Trump as the President works to make the United States stronger and safer, he has now united with radical liberals like Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) to try and bring down our President. He must be replaced and I am going to do it.”

**LISTEN: Dan discusses GOP Rep. Justin Amash’s outrageous calls for President Trump’s impeachment**

On Saturday, Amash made headlines as the first Republican Congressman to call for Trump’s impeachment.

He tweeted:

“Here are my principal conclusions:

1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.”

On Sunday, President Trump responded to Amash, calling him a “total lightweight.”

He wrote, “Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump….”

Jim Acosta OWNED After Lying About What Trump Said in Speech

Fake News CNN’s Jim Acosta got destroyed yesterday after lying about what President Trump said in his speech on immigration.

Acosta wrote on Twitter: “Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: ‘These are frivolous claims.'”

However, as the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra points out, Acosta was lying.

In his speech, President Trump actually lamented how “legitimate” asylum seekers are “displaced” by those who file frivolous claims.

“Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims. These are frivolous claims to gain admission into our country,” he said.

Saavedra points out that many on social media rushed to correct Acosta.

The Center for Immigration Studies tweeted: “In fact, President Trump said that ‘legitimate asylum seekers’ are disadvantaged by frivolous claims. The president is correct. Out of every 100 migrants who make credible fear claims, only 13 are ultimately granted asylum. 52 don’t even file for asylum.”

Trump SLAMS Those involved in Spygate: “Treason Means Long Jail Sentences”

President Trump sounded off on those involved in spying on his 2016 campaign in an early morning tweet, calling their actions treasonous.

President Trump wrote this morning, “My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!”

The President’s comments come after news earlier this week that Attorney General William Barr appointed Connecticut U.S. attorney John Durham to “examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was ‘lawful and appropriate.’”

Durham has previously investigated corruption in law enforcement and the destruction of CIA videos.

President Trump has repeatedly made calls to “investigate the investigators.”

After the Mueller report’s release in April, he tweeted, “Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction. These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!”

 

WATCH: Actor Kelsey Grammer Praises Trump, Calls Congress “Bunch of Clowns”

Actor Kelsey Grammer praised President Trump for “disrupting the fabric” of the country and slammed Congress as “a bunch of clowns” in a recent interview.

Speaking with PBS’s Christiane Amanpour, Grammer was asked if he felt “marginalized” over his support for Trump.

“I’m not aware of taking a hit for it but now, certainly passions run high, and certainly he has touched on an extraordinarily passionate response. I don’t know if it’s as serious or horrible as everybody wants it to be,” said Grammer.

Amanpour then said that many people felt that President Trump disrupted the fabric of the nation, to which Grammer replied, “Well I think fabric being disrupted is a good thing.”

He continued, “Oh yeah. I don’t think Washington didn’t do us any favors for the last 50, 60 years, I think they’ve all been sort of the same party, the same bunch of clowns, the same bunch of really unpleasant people.”

FBI was Concerned Comey Appeared to be Blackmailing Trump, Official Claims

Former FBI general counsel James Baker said he and other officials were concerned that disgraced former FBI director James Comey appeared to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump during a 2017 meeting.

Fox News reports that Baker appeared on Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast on Tuesday where he said he and others were “quite worried” about Comey briefing Trump on January 6, 2017 on the Steele dossier and Russia collusion allegations. Baker claims “analogies” were made to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover who is known for blackmailing his foes.

“We were quite worried about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined not to have such a disaster happen on our watch.”

Baker also discussed the discredited Steele dossier, claiming the FBI took it “seriously.”

Fox reports: Baker did not recall the moment he first heard about the Steele dossier but remembered the bureau taking it “seriously” and said that they were “obligated to deal with it” and determine whether or not anything about it was true, but insisted they didn’t accept it “as gospel.” He did, however, believe Trump had to be briefed on the dossier because it was “about to be disclosed to the press.”