Trump: ‘Trump Russia Story Is a Hoax,’ Why Isn’t Intel Committee Looking Into Clintons?

donald-trump President Trump took to Twitter again tonight to say that the “Trump Russia story is a hoax” and question why the House Intelligence Committee isn’t looking into the Clintons: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, has been facing questions today about being on White House grounds last week receiving the information he disclosed about “incidental collection” the next day. Top Democrats are now calling for him to recuse himself in the Russia investigation. Minutes later on Twitter, Trump took another shot at the House Continue reading "Trump: ‘Trump Russia Story Is a Hoax,’ Why Isn’t Intel Committee Looking Into Clintons?"

Nunes to O’Reilly: Democrats Want Me to Quit ‘Because They Know I’m Quite Effective’

Bill O’Reilly spoke with House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes tonight and got his reaction to calls from top Democrats asking he step down from his position or recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, is calling on Nunes to recuse himself amid the continuing criticisms of being on White House grounds a day before his disclosure about “incidental collection” last week. Nunes declined to “disparage anyone,” but told O’Reilly, “I’m sure that the Democrats do want me to quit, because they know that I’m quite effective at getting to the bottom of things.” Earlier today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Speaker Paul Ryan to remove Nunes as intel chair, while tonight––before Nunes’s segment with O’Reilly aired––Nancy Pelosi called on Ryan to demand that Nunes recuse himself:

O’Reilly: Republicans Who Rejected Health Care Bill for ‘Ideological Reasons’ Made GOP Look Bad

Bill O’Reilly said tonight that the failure to pass the American Health Care Act last Friday “hurt the Republican party and President Trump.” He said that it doesn’t do any good for people to oppose “the first proposal the House puts forth” when the Senate is going to change it once it’s their turn anyway. O’Reilly argued that the House should have “move[d] the process along,” then voted their conscience once the final version of the bill was before them. “But by throwing the whole thing out for ideological reasons,” O’Reilly added, “nothing is accomplished other than the Republicans looking bad.” One of the biggest takeaways for him from this health care fight is that many conservative Republicans who opposed the bill “will not compromise,” bringing up comments made by a Republican congressman today who left the House Freedom Caucus over the resistance Continue reading "O’Reilly: Republicans Who Rejected Health Care Bill for ‘Ideological Reasons’ Made GOP Look Bad"

O’Reilly: Republicans Who Rejected Health Care Bill for ‘Ideological Reasons’ Made GOP Look Bad

Bill O’Reilly said tonight that the failure to pass the American Health Care Act last Friday “hurt the Republican party and President Trump.” He said that it doesn’t do any good for people to oppose “the first proposal the House puts forth” when the Senate is going to change it once it’s their turn anyway. O’Reilly argued that the House should have “move[d] the process along,” then voted their conscience once the final version of the bill was before them. “But by throwing the whole thing out for ideological reasons,” O’Reilly added, “nothing is accomplished other than the Republicans looking bad.” One of the biggest takeaways for him from this health care fight is that many conservative Republicans who opposed the bill “will not compromise,” bringing up comments made by a Republican congressman today who left the House Freedom Caucus over the resistance Continue reading "O’Reilly: Republicans Who Rejected Health Care Bill for ‘Ideological Reasons’ Made GOP Look Bad"

Krauthammer: Would Be ‘Ruinous’ for the GOP If They Don’t Get Health Care Done Soon

Charles Krauthammer said on Fox’s Special Report tonight that it would be “ruinous” for the Republican party if they don’t fulfill the promise they made on health care soon. “It’s not just a promise betrayed,” he said, “it’s a complete inability to govern, particularly when you’ve been arguing for something for seven years, it arrives, and you are then unprepared.” He said the right time for Republicans to revisit health care would be in the fall when premiums go up and more people see the adverse impacts of Obamacare. Last Friday after the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor, Krauthammer said it was a philosophical victory for Barack Obama. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Top House Intel Democrat Schiff Calls for Nunes to Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation

adam-schiff-nunesedited Congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is now calling on committee chair Devin Nunes to recuse himself “from any further involvement in the Russia investigation” and anything relating to what he disclosed last week about incidental collection of communications from Trump transition team members. Schiff has repeatedly come out publicly to criticize Nunes’ actions surrounding his big statement last week, including how Nunes went to brief the White House before telling others on the committee. Schiff’s statement tonight came shortly after Nunes was on CNN explaining why he was on White House grounds the day before his statement. He said he wasn’t “sneaking” around and that he was on the grounds because this was information that came from the executive branch. You can read the full statement from Schiff below:

Devin Nunes: I Wasn’t ‘Sneaking’ Onto White House Grounds

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes spoke out on CNN earlier tonight about being on White House grounds a day before his disclosure to the public about incidental collection communications from Trump transition team members. He told Wolf Blitzer that the information he received was not given to Congress, which is why he was on White House grounds last week. CNN’s earlier reporting specifically said that Nunes “was seen Tuesday night at the National Security Council offices of the Eisenhower building,” but Nunes disputed that:
“Number one, I wasn’t sneaking on, it’s wasn’t at night… The sun was out and I actually stopped and talked to several people along the way…so nobody was sneaking around. All it was was a place where I had to go to be able to review this information.”
Blitzer asked who cleared him for admission and who had this Continue reading "Devin Nunes: I Wasn’t ‘Sneaking’ Onto White House Grounds"