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White House Blasts Pelosi’s Leak Allegation as a “Flat Out Lie”

A White House official slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) claims that President Trump “leaked” information about a Democratic congressional trip to Afghanistan, according to Fox News.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said the President’s last minute announcement to cancel the military aircraft for the congressional delegation, “significantly increased the danger to the delegation and to the troops, security, and other officials supporting the trip.”

In a letter to Pelosi yesterday, the President stated he postponed the trip due to the government shutdown, however, “if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”

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According to Hammill, the congressional delegation had planned to fly commercially, but the President’s public statement forced them to postpone the trip.

A White House official told Fox News, the leak allegations were “a flat out lie.”

“When the Speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out,” the official said. “The idea we would leak anything that would put the safety and security of any American at risk is a flat out lie.”

Another White House official told the outlet the leak allegations were “asinine.”

In his letter to Pelosi yesterday, the President called her trip a “public relations” event and stated, “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.”

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” he wrote. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” he continued. “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”

 

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In this episode I address the astonishing new revelations about the spying scheme on the Trump team. I address what the FBI and the DOJ knew, and when they knew it. The timing is critical. I also address President Trump cancelling Nancy Pelosi’s trip. Finally, I address the 2020 Democrat presidential field and their “race to the bottom.”

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Rand Paul Proposes Moving SOTU to Senate, Bypassing Pelosi

Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY) is suggesting moving the President’s State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives to the Senate.

The Senator tweeted yesterday, “Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate. If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!”

On Wednesday, Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump suggesting he postpone the State of the Union address until the government shutdown is over due to security concerns.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” she wrote.

Despite the fact that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security stated they are well equipped and prepared to handle the State of the Union Address,  Pelosi told reporters she “didn’t care.”

“I don’t care what they said,” said Pelosi when told by a reporter that Secret Service stated they were prepared to secure the Congressional event.

Trump Postpones Pelosi’s “Public Relations” Foreign Trip in Light of Govt Shutdown

President Trump has denied Speaker of House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) an aircraft for her upcoming foreign trip, writing to the congresswoman that her “public relations” travel has been postponed due to the government shutdown, according to Fox News.

Sources told Fox News that Pelosi’s congressional delegation military aircraft was scheduled to leave at 3 p.m. ET today, with the President canceling the plane just “as she was about to leave for her overseas trip.”

In what the outlet calls a “stinging and curt” letter, the President wrote:

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”

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Top Dem Lawmaker: Border Walls “Obviously” Work in Some Places

The number two House Democrat, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) admitted yesterday that border walls “obviously” work in certain areas, contradicting many of his Democratic colleagues who love to repeatedly claim “walls don’t work.”

When asked by Fox News’ Brett Baier last night whether or not walls work, Hoyer replied “…obviously they work in some places. But the president wanted to first build a wall apparently 1,954 miles of — and he changed that very substantially.”

Hoyer seemingly disagreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who recently claimed a border wall was “immoral.” She told reporters “Most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective. He also promised Mexico would pay for it. So even if they did, its immoral.”

When pressed by Baier if he believed the wall was immoral, Hoyer stated, “I don’t agree with that. Look, I don’t think this is an issue of morality; it’s an issue of does it work?”

He went on, “A wall is — that protects people is not immoral. I think the issue is whether it works.”

Pelosi: “I Don’t Care” if Secret Service Said it Could Secure State of the Union Address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters last night that she “doesn’t care” if Secret Service said it could handle securing the State of the Union Address during the partial government shutdown, according to the Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket.

Instead, Picket writes, Pelosi “stood firm” in her calls to delay the President’s address, telling reporters “It’s about security. It’s about security.”

“I don’t care what they said,” said Pelosi when told that Secret Service stated they were prepared to secure the Congressional event.

In a letter to the President yesterday, Pelosi claimed the lack of funding due to the government shutdown would pose a security risk to the address.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” she wrote.

However, both Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen contradicted Pelosi’s statement, saying they were equipped and ready to handle the event.

NBC reporter Peter Alexander wrote on Twitter that a Secret Service official said of the State of the Union address, “We’ve been planning this for months, as we always do….” The official said securing the event was a “no-fail mission.”

DHS Secretary Nielsen stated yesterday, “The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.”

Democrats Reject Trump’s Invitation for Border Security Meeting at White House

Democratic lawmakers rejected President Trump’s invitation for a border security meeting today at the White House.

Fox News reports:

A senior administration official told Fox News that the president had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room shortly after noon. But moments before the session, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that nobody took them up on the offer.

Sanders said in her statement, “The President has a proposal on the table that includes additional technology at ports of entry, allows minors from Central America to seek asylum in their home country, and physical barriers between ports of entry made of steel instead of concrete. Today, the President offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House. Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend. The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government. It’s time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal.”

The President didn’t invite Speaker Pelosi to the meeting, and instead reached out to rank-and-file members. Pelosi gave her blessing for the members to attend, however, they ultimately decided to boycott the meeting.

Last Wednesday, the President walked out on a meeting with Pelosi and Schumer after they refused to budge on the border wall.

The President tweeted after the brief meeting, “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

New Migrant Caravan Heading to United States

Between 600 and 800 migrants gathered in Honduras yesterday where they formed a caravan and began making their way to the United States.

The caravan left the city of San Pedro Sula in the early morning, and as they walked, according to AP, some migrants were pleading with store owners for food and water for their journey.

Many of the migrants interviewed by Reuters seem to be looking for work. Twenty four-year-old caravan member Darwin Perez told the publication, “I’m determined to find a good job in the United States. It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Trump’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter.”

Reuters writes, “Other migrants, some traveling with spouses and children, echoed Perez’s dream to find work in the United States.”

President Trump has responded to the latest caravan on Twitter, writing, “A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!”

He also wrote that public opinion that there is a border crisis is continuing to rise, tweeting, “Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border. Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime. Ridiculous that they don’t want Border Security!”

Watch: President Trump Joins Hannity at the Border, Slams Democrats for Playing Politics

President Trump joined Fox News’ Sean Hannity yesterday at the Texas-Mexico border where he reiterated his right to declare a national emergency at the border and slammed Democrats for playing politics with border wall funding.

“We have the absolute right to declare a national emergency,” he said. “This is security stuff. This is a national emergency if you look at whats happening…and you just heard the statement they came in last week or this week from Pakistan…[border patrol] got them.”

The President blasted Democrats for playing politics, telling Hannity that the border wall “would be virtually 100 percent effective and Nancy and Chuck know that but it’s politics. It’s about the 2020 campaign. It’s about running for president….it’s a shame. We’ve got to put the country first.

Networks Bash Trump Immigration Address 8x More Than Democrat Response

Not that this should surprise anyone…

Newsbusters is reporting that Wednesday’s ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows criticized President Trump’s Tuesday night address to the nation eight times more than the Democrat response speeches by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

According to Newsbusters, the networks offered up “a staggering 43 statements critical of the presidential speech. By contrast, only a scant five critiques were made of the Democratic response…”

NBC’s Today show featured 13 negative statements about President Trump’s speech. ABC’s Good Morning America had 12 negative comments about the speech and CBS This Morning provided a whopping 18 negative statements.

There were few statements critical of the Democrats, however.

Newsbusters writes:

One of the few statements critical of Democrats on the NBC morning show came from White House correspondent Kristen Welker, who noted: “The fact is, some Democrats, including Schumer, have voted for border barriers in the past, including the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized a 700-mile fence between the United States and Mexico.”