Feds Say They Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children in the U.S.

The Department of Health and Human Services informed Congress yesterday that they had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant kids the agency was responsible for placing with American sponsors. According to the New York Times, losing track of the children is “raising concerns they could end up in the hands of human traffickers or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives.” Steven Wagner, the HHS official who informed Congress of the issue and the agency’s acting assistant secretary of the agency’s Administration for Children and Families, made the information known during while speaking to a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee, reports the New York Times. These kids, who are from the Central American nations Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, ended up in the US after leaving their homes to get away from violence instigated by drug cartels, gangs, and even within their own homes. Per Wagner’s congressional testimony, HHS’ Continue reading "Feds Say They Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children in the U.S."

Dem Rep. Swalwell Clashes With Tucker Carlson Over FBI Informant: ‘If They Didn’t Have Probable Cause, I’d Be Pissed’

Tucker Carlson hosted his recurring nemesis Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on his show tonight, and they held an extended, furious, and at-times unintelligible discussion over whether the FBI actually ran covert operations on President Trump‘s 2016 campaign. The conversation started shortly after Carlson concluded his monologue trashing New York Times and Washington Post for their coverage of this issue. When Swalwell joined Carlson, the Fox host asked the congressman if he’d be okay with someone on his political campaign reporting to the FBI. Swalwell’s response: “If they didn’t have probable cause, I’d be pissed.” The two continued to mix it up from there, and when Carlson asked if Swalwell was bothered by the circumstances of the investigation, the congressman answered with “I’ve seen the evidence, I don’t accept the premise of your question.” “There’s a multiplicity of different individuals who saw concerning things,” Swalwell said. “Judges who signed Continue reading "Dem Rep. Swalwell Clashes With Tucker Carlson Over FBI Informant: ‘If They Didn’t Have Probable Cause, I’d Be Pissed’"

NYT Shields Identity of FBI Informant on Trump Campaign… But Another Outlet Reveals Him

The New York Times knows the identity of an informant the FBI used to investigate Russia’s ties to President Donald Trump‘s campaign, but it is not releasing the name, citing security concerns. The New York Times report comes after Trump took to Twitter this morning to accuse the FBI of having a mole implanted into his campaign. “Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump wrote. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!”

White House Reportedly Cracked Down After Aide Secretly Recorded Meetings With Trump, Showed to Friends

A White House aide secretly recorded meetings with President Donald Trump and then played the tapes to friends to impress them, prompting a crack down, according to a New York Times report. Katie Rogers and Maggie Haberman‘s latest report takes a look inside the White House as it struggles to contain leaks and the fallout from a morbid joke made in a private meeting (Aide Kelly Salder, per leaks, dismissed Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the new CIA director, quipping that he is “dying anyway.”) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later called a meeting to berate staffers for the leak, and news of that meeting inevitably leaked. Trump, according to the Times’s reporting, “is prone to erupt about his communications team as ineffective and leak-ridden, complaining he has the biggest team and yet he gets ‘the worst press.'” Per NYT:

But in recent Continue reading "White House Reportedly Cracked Down After Aide Secretly Recorded Meetings With Trump, Showed to Friends"

Dem Senator Brutally Mocks Embattled EPA Chief Pruitt For Flying First Class: ‘Nobody Even Knows Who You Are’

EPA chief Scott Pruitt received a grilling on Capitol Hill Wednesday over the multiple areas in which he has allegedly spent hundreds of thousands — perhaps even millions — of taxpayer dollars for arguably unnecessary purchases. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was among the lawmakers on the committee that took Pruitt to task. “The EPA is simple. It’s to protect human health and the environment, not to protect industry friends or give friends from Oklahoma tens of thousands of dollars in pay raises in defiance of the White House to put polluters first or to travel first class around the world,” Leahy said. The Vermont senator added that Continue reading "Dem Senator Brutally Mocks Embattled EPA Chief Pruitt For Flying First Class: ‘Nobody Even Knows Who You Are’"

Fox & Friends’ Hegseth Trashes NY Times For Not Covering ISIS Capture Story First Reported by NY Times

Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth had some fun mocking his favorite punching bad on Friday morning: The New York Times, which he proudly calls the “Failing New York Times,” a genius witticism he borrowed from Trump. Fox & Friends covered President Donald Trump’s tweet on Thursday announcing that “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” In light of that fantastic news, Hegseth celebrated by mocking the New York Times for failing to cover the story. He proudly declared that he had flipped through Friday’s print edition of the paper, and didn’t see a trace of the good news. “I looked for the five ISIS leaders captured in the Failing New York Times,” Hegseth said. “And in the print edition today I have not seen it yet.” Lamestream media bias
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Law Firm Announces Rudy Giuliani’s Departure Amid Trump Media Blitz: ‘It Is Best For Him to Resign’

President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, resigned from his role at the law firm Greenberg Traurig on Wednesday, just one week after the former New York City Mayor unleashed a wave of scrutiny following his highly publicized interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. The New York Times reported Thursday that Giuliani resigned from the firm in order to focus all of his efforts on the ongoing special counsel investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “After recognizing that this work is all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated, Rudy has determined it is best for him to resign,” Greenberg Traurig chairman Richard Rosenbaum said, according to the Times. The resignation came after Giuliani took a leave of absence from the firm last month. The Times reported that Giuliani’s colleagues at Greenberg Traurig were not happy with Continue reading "Law Firm Announces Rudy Giuliani’s Departure Amid Trump Media Blitz: ‘It Is Best For Him to Resign’"