Tag: Mark Meadows

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.

**LISTEN: Dan breaks down the disastrous Michael Cohen hearing on Capitol Hill.**

“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.”

Trump Associate Issues Scathing Response After Congresswoman Calls her a “Prop”

Trump associate Lynne Patton, who supported the President at yesterday’s congressional hearing with Michael Cohen, issued a scathing statement after a Democratic Congresswoman called her a “prop.”

Patton was invited to the hearing as Congressman Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) guest to counter Cohen’s claim that Trump was “racist.”

“She says that as a daughter of a man born in Birmingham, Alabama, that there is no way that she would work for an individual who was racist,” Meadows told Cohen.

LISTEN: Dan breaks down the disastrous Michael Cohen hearing on Capitol Hill. 

Later during the hearing, Tlaib said, “Just to make a note, Mr. Chairman: Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say – the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.”

Meadows fired back, “My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that,” he said. “And, to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual, that she’s coming in to be a prop? It’s racist to suggest that I ask her to come in here for that reason.”

Patton released a statement on Instagram and blasted Tlaib:

“Today a race card was played. But not by Congressman Mark Meadows. But rather by those on the House Oversight Committee who sadly placed more credence on the word of a self-confessed convicted perjurer, than that of a highly-educated black woman who rose up the ranks of one of the most recognized global real-estate companies in the world, spoke before 25 million people at the Republican National Convention and now successfully oversees the largest HUD program office in the country. That is not the resume of a prop.”

Watch the heated exchange between Tlaib and Meadows:

Meadows Files Criminal Referral for Cohen, Slams his Loyalty to “Almighty Dollar”

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) announced today that he filed a criminal referral for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, claiming he violated the law by not disclosing his foreign contacts.

On Twitter, Meadows wrote, “I just entered a referral for criminal investigation of Michael Cohen, who violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by illegally lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without registering. Cohen talks about ‘blind loyalty.’ His real blind loyalty? It’s to the almighty dollar.”

Fox News reports that sources close to Meadows said “the referral specifically involves Cohen’s consulting on behalf of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank, as well as consulting for Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis and South Korean aerospace.”

In today’s testimony, Meadows questioned Cohen on his failure to list his contracts with foreign companies.

“I’m going to back to the question I asked before with regards to your false statement that you submitted to Congress,” Meadows said.

“On here it was very clear that it asks for contracts with foreign entities over the last two years. Have you had any foreign contracts with foreign entities whether it’s Novartis or the Korean Airline or Kazakhstan BTA bank? Your testimony earlier said that you had contracts with them. In fact, you went into detail.”

Cohen: “I believe it talks about lobbying…I did no lobbying.”

Meadows: “I’m not asking about lobbying Mr. Cohen.”

Cohen: “They are not government agencies, they are privately and publicly traded companies.”

Meadows: “Did you have foreign contracts over the last two years?”

Cohen: “Foreign contracts?”

Meadows: “Contracts with foreign entities?”

Cohen: “Yes.”

Meadows: “Why didn’t you put them on the form it says its a criminal offense to not put them on this form for the last two years, why did you not do that?”

Shortly after this exchange, Meadows made his announcement on Twitter that he would file a criminal referral against Cohen.

GOP: Attorney Investigating FBI and DOJ Wrongdoing Still Hasn’t Interviewed Key Witnesses

Republicans from the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees are demanding an update from the U.S. attorney appointed to investigate allegations of wrongdoing and surveillance abuse in the FBI and DOJ. The congressmen claim the attorney has yet to interview a number of key witnesses.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) sent a letter to U.S. attorney for Utah John Huber and told him they were “surprised” many witnesses have yet to hear from the attorney, despite the ongoing investigation lasting over nine months.

“Your investigation has been ongoing for over nine months,” the Congressmen write. “During the course of our extensive investigation we have interviewed more than a dozen current and former DOJ and FBI personnel, and were surprised to hear none of these potentially informative witnesses testified to speaking with you.”

They continue, “Further, last month, then-chairman Mark Meadows invited you to testify as a witness at the Subcommittee on Government Operations’ hearing ‘Oversight of Nonprofit Organizations: A Case Study on the Clinton Foundation.’ We were disappointed to learn from the department that you were not enthusiastic about testifying when declining the invitation.”

The Congressmen gave Huber a deadline of January 21 to provide a response to the following inquiries:

“1) The total number of witnesses you have interviewed, including names of specific individuals where possible, and the number of witnesses remaining to be interviewed;

2)The total number of FISA applications reviewed;

3)The total number of documents reviewed, including their substance and format (e.g. emails, meeting notes, phone logs, etc); and

4)A description and account of your coordination with DOJ IG Michael Horowitz”

In March 2018, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Huber to investigate whether or not the FBI abused its powers when obtaining a FISA warrant on former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.

The lack of communication and updates from Huber has been frustrating Republican members for months.

In October 2018, both Meadows and Jordan spoke to the Washington Times where they expressed their disappointment in the U.S. attorney.

“I would just like to know what he’s doing. I’ll take anything. All I know is that we haven’t heard a single thing about what he’s doing,” said Jordan.

Meadows said, “I have not seen a lot of evidence that Mr. Huber has done anything other than be appointed by Jeff Sessions. It’s been portrayed that he’s making great progress, but I’m not sure there is a whole lot to show for it other than rhetoric right now. I’m not aware of any substantial work that he’s doing.”

 

 

Conservative Lawmakers Urge Trump to Veto Spending Bill, Vow to Fight for Border Wall

House Freedom Caucus members are urging President Trump to veto the short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded through February 8 and punt the border wall fight to the 2019 Democratically controlled Congress.

Late last night, the Senate approved the stopgap bill and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated funding the government with the legislation would show that Republicans are still in control and will not contribute to a government shut down.

“Republicans will continue to fill our duty to govern,” said McConnell.

However, as Breitbart reports, Freedom Caucus members are not buying into the bill.

Last night, caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) gave an impassioned speech on the House floor, urging the President to veto the bill:

“…we are here with a number of my colleagues tonight to say that we’re ready to fight on behalf of all the freedom loving Americans to make sure that we have secure borders and to make sure that never again do we have to worry about terrorists and drug traffickers coming across our southern borders..

I think that it’s appropriate to remind the American people that there is a bad case of Potomac fever up here in Washington, D.C. They forget what they promised the American people and yet what they must do is not forget it this time. Mr. President we’re going to back you up if you veto this bill, we’ll be there, but more importantly, the American people will be there, they’ll be there to support you.

Let’s build the wall and make sure that we do our job in Congress.”

Freedom Caucus member Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) blasted Congress for “fooling” the American people when it comes to border wall funding: “Everyone knows the line ‘fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,’” he said.

“The new line should be, ‘fool the American people four times, shame on Congress.”

Jordan continued, “Now they’re talking about kicking it to February 8th, you got to be kidding me. February 8th? When Nancy Pelosi is Speaker? Four different times we promised something and then kicked the can down the road.”

“The House Freedom Caucus is sick of the games. The American people are sick of the games,” said Jordan.

President Trump initially demanded $5 billion for the border wall funding, however, earlier this week the White House indicated they can get the funding through “other ways.”

“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

This morning, President Trump took to Twitter, threatening to veto any of the Democrat’s legislation unless it includes border security. He also praised the great work of U.S. Border Patrol, ICE and the military.

“The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country. What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS! With so much talk about the Wall, people are losing sight of the great job being done on our Southern Border by Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military. Remember the Caravans? Well, they didn’t get through and none are forming or on their way. Border is tight. Fake News silent!”

WH: Meadows Needed in Congress, No Longer Considered for Chief of Staff

President Trump has told Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) that he is needed in Congress to “continue the great work” he is doing and is no longer being considered for White House Chief of Staff, Fox News reports.

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there.”

Meadows responded with his own statement:

“I’ve had the best job in the world, representing my constituents of western North Carolina and working alongside President Trump these last two years to give the forgotten men and women of America a voice in their government. I’m fully committed to continuing to both of those roles. I know the President has a long list of tremendous candidates for his next Chief of Staff, and whomever it is will have my total support moving forward.”

Current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving the White House at the end of the year and those tapped to possibly replace him include former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, and budget director Mick Mulvaney.

It was originally reported that Trump was considering Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers for the job, however, Ayers announced over the weekend that he was leaving the White House.

Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Set to Make “Explosive” Allegations This Week

Three Clinton Foundation whistleblowers will speak out Thursday and make some “explosive” allegations, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)

Meadows spoke with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum last night where he revealed a hearing would take place this week to go over 6,000 pages of evidence from the Clinton Foundation investigation.

When asked that the next steps would be for the investigation, Meadows replied, “… we’re going to be having a hearing this week, not only covering over some of those 6,000 pages that you’re talking about, but hearing directly from three whistleblowers that have actually spent the majority of the last two years investigating this.”

The Congressman also described the allegations from the whistleblowers as “explosive.”

“Some of the allegations they make are quite explosive,” he said. “…just look at the contributions. Now everybody’s focused on the contributions for the Clinton Foundation and what has happened just in the last year. But if you look at it, it had a very strong rise, the minute she was selected as secretary of state. It dipped down when she was no longer there. And then rose again, when she decided to run for president. So there’s all kinds of allegations of pay-to-play and that kind of thing.”

According to federal tax filings, donations to the Clinton Foundation dropped by $36 million the year after Hillary Clinton ran for president.

The filings, obtained by the New York Post, show that “contributions plunged from $62,912,331 in 2016 to $26,566,825 in 2017.”

The Clintons and their foundation have a long history of troubling dealings, many of which are outlined in the bestselling book by Peter Schweizer, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

Consider the below list as a small example of some of the questionable behavior of the Clintons as laid out by Breitbart:

  • Hillary’s Foundation Hid a $2.35 Million Foreign Donation from the Head of the Russian Govt’s Uranium Company that Had Business Before Hillary Clinton’s State Dept.—a Clear Violation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Obama Administration
  • Bill Clinton Bagged $500,000 for a Speech in Moscow Paid for by a Kremlin-linked Bank
  • Hillary’s Brother Sits on the Board of a Mining Company that Scored an Extremely Rare “Gold Exploitation Permit” in Haiti as Hillary and Bill Clinton Disbursed Billions of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars in Haiti
  • Hillary’s Approval of the Russian Takeover of Uranium One Transferred 20% of All U.S. Uranium to the Russian Govt.
  • At Least $26 Million of the Clintons’ Wealth Comes from Speaking Fees by Companies and Organizations that are Also Major Clinton Foundation Donors

Will Mark Meadows be the Next White House Chief of Staff?

President Trump is considering Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-S.C.) as his next chief of staff, according to Axios.

Three sources have told the news outlet that the president has asked his confidants what they think of Meadows to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly, who will be leaving his position at the end of the year.

It was originally reported that Trump was considering Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers for the job however, Ayers announced yesterday that he was leaving the White House.

A source told Axios that Ayers couldn’t commit to the job, saying “Nick couldn’t give POTUS a two-year commitment, so he’s going to help him on the outside instead.”

According to Bloomberg, the president is considering three others for the job: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and budget director Mick Mulvaney.

On Saturday, Trump told reporters “John Kelly will be leaving, I don’t know if I can say retiring. But he’s a great guy,” and added that he would choose a replacement “over the next day or two.”

 

Are Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers About to Speak Out?

Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told the Hill that there are whistleblowers who could have damaging information about the Clinton Foundation and that he hopes to secure their testimonies for an upcoming House Oversight Committee hearing.

Meadows’ revelation came Tuesday after he told Hill.Tv’s “Rising” that he is planning on holding a hearing on Dec. 5 with Attorney John Huber, who was appointed by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation and allegations of FBI misconduct. 

“Mr. Huber with the Department of Justice and FBI has been having an investigation — at least part of his task was to look at the Clinton Foundation and what may or may not have happened as it relates to improper activity with that charitable foundation..,” he said.

Meadows said his committee is working on getting testimonies from whistleblowers who “would indicate that there is a great probability of significant improper activity that’s happening in and around the Clinton Foundation.”

**LISTEN: Dan talks about the upcoming hearing with Huber and the real Clinton scandal**

The Hill reports that “Meadows…said the committee plans to delve into a number of Republicans concerns surrounding the foundation, including whether any tax-exempt proceeds were used for personal gain and whether the foundation complied with IRS laws.”

The Clinton Foundation has a long history of troubling dealings, many of which are outlined in the bestselling book by Peter Schweizer, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

Consider the below list as a small example of some of the questionable behavior of the Clinton Foundation as laid out by Breitbart:

  • Hillary’s Foundation Hid a $2.35 Million Foreign Donation from the Head of the Russian Govt’s Uranium Company that Had Business Before Hillary Clinton’s State Dept.—a Clear Violation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Obama Administration
  • Bill Clinton Bagged $500,000 for a Speech in Moscow Paid for by a Kremlin-linked Bank
  • Hillary’s Brother Sits on the Board of a Mining Company that Scored an Extremely Rare “Gold Exploitation Permit” in Haiti as Hillary and Bill Clinton Disbursed Billions of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars in Haiti
  • Hillary’s Approval of the Russian Takeover of Uranium One Transferred 20% of All U.S. Uranium to the Russian Govt.
  • At Least $26 Million of the Clintons’ Wealth Comes from Speaking Fees by Companies and Organizations that are Also Major Clinton Foundation Donors