Chris Cuomo and Rep. Jim Jordan Tangle Over Russia Investigation

CNN’s Chris Cuomo had Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on New Day Thursday morning for a lengthy sparring match over the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia. Cuomo kicked things off by asking Jordan about the administration’s policy in Syria, following Trump’s warning to president Bashar al-Assad this week over his use of chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war. Jordan noted that the president should consult with Congress before taking any military action, before slamming former President Barack Obama for his “red line” in Syria (Obama drew the infamous “red line” in Syria as a warning to the country against using chemical weapons. When Assad crossed the red line, Obama mulled punitive strikes in response, but eventually came to an agreement with Russia and Syria that the country would dispose of its stockpile of chemical weapons.) Cuomo then moved on to the topic of Russian interference Continue reading "Chris Cuomo and Rep. Jim Jordan Tangle Over Russia Investigation"

Judge Napolitano: Comey Laid Out Case Against Loretta Lynch For ‘Misconduct In Office’

The recent testimony before Congress by former FBI director James Comey may have had some unintended consequences for the democrats and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. And, according to Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, the former AG may have “a lot of explaining to do”. The Judge appeared on America’s News Room this morning and explained how “Comey laid out a case for misconduct in office for Loretta Lynch”. “Did their former boss use the Department of Justice for political purposes? Did she tailor law enforcement decisions to help the Obama White House and Mrs. Clinton’s campaign?” the judge asked. The matter came to light when Comey revealed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to call the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton‘s email server a “matter” instead of an investigation during his testimony in front Continue reading "Judge Napolitano: Comey Laid Out Case Against Loretta Lynch For ‘Misconduct In Office’"

Feinstein: I’d Have Felt ‘Queasy’ Too About Lynch Wanting to Call Clinton Investigation a ‘Matter’

Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on CNN this morning that, like James Comey, she too would have felt “queasy” by Loretta Lynch wanting to refer to the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a “matter.” That was one of the biggest non-Trump moments from Comey’s hearing, in which the former FBI director talked about the Clinton email investigation and the word Lynch “directed” him to use. He admitted he felt “queasy” about the whole thing. CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein this morning if the former Attorney General was “giving cover to the Clinton campaign.” “I can’t answer that,” Feinstein responded. “I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you. I think we need to know more about that.” She said the Senate Judiciary Committee should look into that, um, matter, but she also jumped back to talking about the seriousness of the Russia investigation Continue reading "Feinstein: I’d Have Felt ‘Queasy’ Too About Lynch Wanting to Call Clinton Investigation a ‘Matter’"

‘That Gave A Me Queasy Feeling’: Comey Uncomfortable With Lynch Directive To Call Hillary E-Mail Probe A ‘Matter’

Former FBI Director James Comey gave his blunt reaction at Thursday’s congressional hearing regarding his earlier disclosure about the then-attorney general, Loretta Lynch, directing him to call the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s e-mail scandal a “matter,” instead of an investigation. “That gave me a queasy feeling,” Comey said. Senator James Lankford had noted that the former official “made a comment earlier about the…previous attorney general asking you about the investigation on the Clinton e-mails — saying that you had been asked not to call it an investigation anymore, but to call it a ‘matter.’ And you said that ‘confused’ you.” The Oklahoma senator then asked, “Can you give us additional details on that?” Comey replied by outlining that “it concerned me, because we were at the point where we had refused to confirm the existence, as we typically do of an investigation, for months; and Continue reading "‘That Gave A Me Queasy Feeling’: Comey Uncomfortable With Lynch Directive To Call Hillary E-Mail Probe A ‘Matter’"

James Comey Admits on Hillary E-Mail Probe: Bill Clinton/Lynch Meeting Influenced Me

Former FBI Director James Comey confirmed on Thursday that the controversial June 2016 meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch influenced his decision-making in the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked the former federal official, “Let me go back, if I can very briefly, to the decision to publicly go out with your results on the e-mail. Was your decision influenced by the attorney general’s tarmac meeting with the former president, Bill Clinton?” Comey repeated his answer from a May 2017 hearing: “Yes, in a ultimately-conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me — that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation— which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department.” Senator Burr followed up by wondering, “Were there other things that contributed to Continue reading "James Comey Admits on Hillary E-Mail Probe: Bill Clinton/Lynch Meeting Influenced Me"

Charles Krauthammer: ‘Looks Pretty Improper’ That Trump Asked Comey About Investigation

Charles Krauthammer is a lion in the world of conservative politics. As such, his words on major news stories come with much more gravity than your typical pundit of any philosophical leaning. So tonight was an interesting night to learn how Mr. Krauthammer would react to the bombshell firing of former FBI Director James Comey. One of the many news items that came out today regarding this ever-evolving story-cum-scandal is President Trump’s admission that he asked Comey whether or not he was being investigated, something that runs counter to the original reporting of the Comey sacking led by the White House Press Department. Simply put, Krauthammer stated that, while he didn’t think it illegal for a sitting President to ask an FBI Director about an on-going investigation, “it looks pretty improper,” adding that the accepted standard for such behavior for an FBI chief is that he or she is “not Continue reading "Charles Krauthammer: ‘Looks Pretty Improper’ That Trump Asked Comey About Investigation"

James Comey Goes Off: Loretta Lynch’s Meeting with Bill Clinton ‘Was the Capper for Me’

During today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight, FBI Director James Comey provided a very telling and revealing moment when it came to why he decided to hold a press conference last summer regarding his recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with anything related to her private email server. At that presser, while recommending no charges, Comey was highly critical of the former Secretary of State over her handling of classified information. “What I struggled with in the spring of last year was, ‘How do we credibly complete an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails if we conclude there’s no case there?’ The normal way to do it would be to have the Department of Justice announce it,” the FBI chief explained. However, as Comey noted, Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton on a tarmac last June changed everything, and made it to where he felt it Continue reading "James Comey Goes Off: Loretta Lynch’s Meeting with Bill Clinton ‘Was the Capper for Me’"