Tag: Mark Meadows

Amash LEAVES Freedom Caucus After Calling for Trump Impeachment

Michigan Congressman Justin Amasn (R) announced last night he was leaving the conservative House Freedom Caucus after calling for President Trump’s impeachment.

Last month, Amash drew criticism from his fellow party members after he argued that the president engaged in “impeachable conduct” and claimed that Attorney General William Barr “deliberately misrepresented” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

The embattled lawmaker was subsequently rebuked by Freedom Caucus members, who voted unanimously on May 21 to condemn him for his comments.

Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) told reporters, “Justin Amash’s conclusions are poorly informed and fatally flawed and don’t represent the views of any of the Freedom Caucus members that I’m aware of.”

Last night, Amash told CNN reporter Haley Byrd on his decision to leave the group, “I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends. I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”

Soon after his controversial remarks, conservative Michigan State Representative Jim Lower announced he would run as a primary challenger to Amash.

In a statement, Lower said, “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.”

Meadows: New Information to Delay Release of IG FISA Abuse Report

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) believes that the highly anticipated Inspector General’s report on FISA abuse will be delayed due to new developments.

Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday, Meadows said he was no longer optimistic that the report would be released by early June–a time frame originally predicted by Attorney General William Barr.

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“Only [Inspector General] Michael Horowitz knows the exact time frame of when it’s coming out. Obviously the attorney general indicated that he hoped to see it in June. I’m not as optimistic now,” Meadows said. “One of the reasons for that is additional information has been given to the inspector general for them to investigate.”

The Washington Examiner points out:

Horowitz and his team have been investigating alleged FISA abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI since March 2018. The inquiry includes a focus on the FBI’s handling of the unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and its extensive use in the FBI’s FISA applications and renewals to target former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The Congressman made it clear that it was strictly his opinion that the report would take longer than previously anticipated.

“I can tell you Inspector Horowitz obviously hasn’t communicated that to my knowledge to anybody on Capitol Hill. But based on what I’m seeing in terms of additional information being shared with him I think it’ll be a while.”

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 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.”

Meadows: Declassification of Key Russia Docs “Right Around the Corner”

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said the declassification of key documents tied to the Russia probe is “right around the corner,” in an interview with Fox News this morning.

Speaking about President Trump’s plans to declassify Russia probe documents, Meadows 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.”

Meadows said when Trump declassifies the records, “the American people will be astonished to see… the president was right…”

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Meadows also agreed with former Congressman Trey Gowdy who said yesterday that the FBI has potentially game-changing transcripts relating to the Trump-Russia investigation.

“(Gowdy) has seen documents that actually I have not seen,” Meadows said.

“But we have come to the same conclusion and that is, indeed, (former Trump campaign associate) George Papadopoulos was actually taped and recorded” and that there are transcripts of the interviews that could shed light on the Russia probe and its origins, writes Fox News.

Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Gowdy said, “If the bureau’s going to send in an informant in, the informant’s going to be wired, and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls, there’s going to be a transcript of that.”

He continued, “Some of us have been fortunate enough to know whether or not those transcripts exist. But they haven’t been made public, and I think one in particular is going — it has the potential to actually persuade people. Very little in this Russia probe I’m afraid is going to persuade people who hate Trump or love Trump. But there is some information in these transcripts that has the potential to be a game-changer if it’s ever made public.”

Mark Meadows Sends Criminal Referral to DOJ for Nellie Ohr

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for Nellie Ohr–who once conducted research for Fusion GPS and is the wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

The referral states that congressional committees are concerned that Ohr ” knowingly provided false testimony in violation of 18 U.S.C.§1001.”

The document notes that during her October 2018 congressional testimony, Ohr said she “would not have any knowledge of what [was] going on in an ongoing investigation” at DOJ and would not “have any knowledge of the Department of Justice’s investigations on Russia.”

Ohr also denied sharing her research on Russian organized crime and Donald Trump with individuals outside of Fusion GPS, her husband, and Christopher Steele.

However, the referral states, documents reviewed by congressional investigators are now raising concerns that “Ms. Ohr not only had knowledge of an ongoing DOJ investigation, but that she shared information and research on Russian organized crime to assist DOJ, in direct contradiction with her testimony.”

“For example, in March 2016, DOJ official Lisa Holtyn sent Bruce Ohr an email asking if Nellie would be able to speak with Ivana Nizich and Joe Wheatley to discuss her research as part of an ongoing investigation as she was told ‘Nellie might be a great resource.’ When Mr. Ohr checked if
Nellie would feel comfortable speaking with DOJ, Nellie emailed ‘Sure!'”

The Hill’s John Solomon reported yesterday about Ohr’s suspicious communications.

Meadows told Solomon, “Ms. Ohr used her time at the opposition research firm to place information directly in the hands of investigators, it would be a severe conflict of interest. Contrary to Ms. Ohr’s congressional testimony, it appears that she funneled research gathered during her time at Fusion GPS directly to the DOJ. A draft of a criminal referral for giving false testimony to Congress is currently being reviewed.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Meadows: MORE Criminal Referrals to Come

Just one day after Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced he would be sending eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice relating to FBI/DOJ misconduct, Rep. Mark Meadows said even more referrals would be coming.

Responding to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo’s tweet that Nunes would be sending eight criminal referrals to DOJ, Meadows wrote, “The right move from @DevinNunes. More criminal referrals to come. And certainly more deserved. Overwhelming evidence shows multiple FBI + DOJ executives abused their power to undermine a duly elected President Trump. They will be held accountable.”

Like Nunes, Meadows has been leading investigations into allegations of anti-Trump bias and misconduct within the Department of Justice and FBI.

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Last month, Meadows announced that “sitting ambassadors” were involved in the DOJ/FBI attempted takedown of President Trump.

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Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Meadows said he had additional information coming out “that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was a coordinated effort to take this president down. We talk about the ‘Deep State.’ There are players now, even ambassadors, that are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI-DOJ.”

The congressman continued, “As we look at this, it’s time to show that we show the American people what’s out there, declassify some of those documents. I think when the American people see what I’ve seen, they will judge for themselves and know that this has all been a hoax.”

Hannity: Sources Say “Extraordinarily Damning” info Coming out Soon on DOJ/FBI

Talk radio and Fox News host Sean Hannity says his sources told him “extraordinarily damning” information on the Department of Justice and FBI will be released soon.

Speaking to Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Monday on Hannity, the host said, “There are going to be criminal referrals issued this week by Chairman Nunes. There are going to be — the president, I interviewed last week — there will be the FISA applications released. There will be [FBI] 302s released, [and] there will be Gang of Eight material. We’ve identified five buckets of information that will be extraordinarily damning. I know that to be the case, based on all of my sources.”

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The Washington Examiner points out:

Both Hannity and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have talked for months about fighting for the release of several “buckets”of information related to potential misconduct of federal officials.

Nunes says he is prepared to submit a criminal referral this week after President Trump said Wednesday he plans to release the unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants made during the early stages of the Russia investigation.


For the full story, click HERE.

Meadows Bombshell: “Sitting Ambassadors” Involved in DOJ Takedown of Trump


Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) dropped a bombshell last night and revealed to Fox News’ Sean Hannity that “sitting ambassadors” were involved in the DOJ/FBI takedown of President Trump.

Discussing upcoming information to be released, Meadows said, “It’s additional information that is coming out that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was a coordinated effort to take this president down. We talk about the ‘Deep State.’ There are players now, even ambassadors, that are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI-DOJ.”

The Congressman continued, “As we look at this, it’s time to show that we show the American people what’s out there, declassify some of those documents. I think when the American people see what I’ve seen, they will judge for themselves and know that this has all been a hoax.”

Watch last night’s interview with Hannity below:

*Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Meadows said “sitting ambassadors” not “U.S. ambassadors” were involved in the DOJ/FBI attempted takedown of President Trump.

Cohen Referred to DOJ for Perjury After Congressional Testimony

Republican Congressmen have referred former Trump attorney and convicted liar Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for alleged perjury, Fox News reports.

House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr claiming Cohen committed perjury during yesterday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.

The lawmakers cite numerous instances where Cohen issued false statements throughout his congressional testimony, including when the disgraced former attorney said he “never defrauded any bank” and never wanted to work at the White House.

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“We write to refer significant evidence that Michael D. Cohen committed perjury and knowingly made false statements during his testimony before an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing,” they wrote. “While testifying under oath, Mr. Cohen made what appear to be numerous willfully and intentionally false statements of material fact contradicted by the record established by the Justice Department in United States v. Cohen.”

They added: “Mr. Cohen’s testimony before the Committee at times was in direct contradiction to assertions contained in pleadings authored by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY.) There are other instances in which Mr. Cohen’s statements to the Committee were immediately contradicted by witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the subject matter.”