“The Democrat memo ignores the fact that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier, which— as confirmed by the Graham-Grassley referral —formed “a significant portion of the Carter Page FISA application,” the Republican rebuttal states.
“Amazingly, the Democrat memo does not contain a single reference to the DNC or Clinton campaign, or acknowledge that they funded the dossier, or admit that this information was not provided to the FISA Court.”
“The Democrat memo confirms that a September 2016 Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff was part of the FISA application. However, the memo ignores the fact that the FBI failed to subsequently inform the Court that Steele provided information to Yahoo News,” the GOP rebuttal adds. “Isikoff has publicly confirmed Steele was a source for his article about Page.”
Republicans claim the Democratic memo also “paints an incomplete picture of Page’s past activities, and omits that, in a secretly-taped statement reproduced in a 2015 federal court filing, a Russian intelligence officer called Page “an idiot.”
( Daily Caller ) California Rep. Devin Nunes said that he is willing to release the House Democrat memo during a Friday interview on Fox News with Bret Baier.
“Will you vote to release the Democrat’s memo?” asked Baier.
“Yeah, we will,” responded Rep. Devin Nunes.
“When is that going to happen?” asked Baier.
“It has to go through the same process,” responded Nunes.
“When do you think it will be released?” pressed Baier.
“Hard to say, we haven’t even, I’ve only read through it once. We’re going to have to go through and scrub it again. And let’s not forget, these are the same Democrats who never wanted to start an investigation, these are the same Democrats who blocked our subpoenas back in August, they tried to block our ability to go and get the records from Fusion GPS that lead to a ton of discoveries in this investigation. So, these are not honest actors, they know they’re not being honest actors, and, you know, I get tired of playing whack-a-mole every day with the Democrats on this committee who never wanted to start this investigation in the first place,” said Nunes.
( Daily Caller ) It’s no secret that many Democrats stayed seated in an apparent act of protest throughout much of Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
At times, the Democrat’s acts of protest were seen as disrespectful, particularly when many members of the party refused to stand or applaud for Trump’s lines about America being “One nation under God” or standing “for our national anthem.”
From the press gallery, this reporter could see many on the Democrat side of the aisle speaking in hushed tones while Trump was speaking or playing on their phones during the speech.
A particularly sneaky photograph from Getty Images caught exactly what some Democrats were doing on their phones while Trump was speaking. A photo from Chip Somodevilla shows an unidentified Congressional Black Caucus member playing an iPhone game on her phone as Trump spoke.
More than two dozen illegal aliens are expected to attend President Trump’s “State of the Union” (SOTU) address with Democrats to demand an immediate large-scale amnesty.
Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has said he’s working “full time” for illegal aliens, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) are just a couple of the left-wing lawmakers who are bringing illegal aliens as their dates to Trump’s SOTU.
The dozens of illegal aliens joined Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a press conference wherein they demanded the immediate passage of the “DREAM Act” which would give amnesty to potentially all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. at the expense of America’s working and middle-class communities.
Democrats have taken to social media to proudly announce that they are bringing illegal aliens to Trump’s SOTU.
CABRERA: “Let me ask you about the Russia investigation. I can’t have you here and not. Especially given how much we talked about it in the first year of the presidency. And now if you turn on any conservative media, they keep talking about this Nunez memo, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, that he’s put out there and many Republicans have taken a look at it and they want it made public. Can you tell us what exactly is it?”
SCHIFF: “It is essentially a set of talking points that the Republican Intel staff drafted. Based on the highly classified materials which most of the Republican members were forced to acknowledge. They’ve not even read. So they don’t know how distorted these talking points are. But as part of the narrative they want to push out. Interestingly enough, they’ve made common cause once again with Russian bots because Russian bots are pushing their narrative out there. It’s in a redux of the campaign. We have Assange and Wikileaks and Russian trolls and bots saying, you know, hash tag whatever the GOP narrative is. That ought to tell you a lot about what’s driving this. And that is –“
CABRERA: “Why not allow peel to look at it and let Americans make the decision for themselves about whether it’s useful information or not?”
SCHIFF: “Well, because the American people unfortunately don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is. The Republicans are not saying make the underlying materials available to the public. They just want to make this spin available to the public. I think that spin, which is a attack on the FBI, is just designed to attack the FBI and Bob Mueller to circle the wagons for the White House. And that’s a terrible disservice to the people, hard working people at the bureau, but more than that, it’s a disservice to the country.”
Democrats are “complicit” in illegal immigrant violent crime and murder so long as they continue blocking funding for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and hold up negotiations on pro-American immigration reforms, President Trump’s new campaign ad states.
The ad was released a day after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the federal government because the spending bill to keep the government open did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens, as Breitbart News reported.
Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year-old illegal alien from Mexico who allegedly shot and killed Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver in October 2017, is featured in the ad, saying in the courtroom during his murder trial that he wished he “had killed more of the motherf*ckers.”
“I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me,” the illegal alien said as he smiled in the courtroom, Breitbart News reported. “There’s no need for a f*cking trial.”
“It’s pure evil,” the ad says.
The ad goes on to state that Democrats are “complicit” in illegal alien crime so long as they continue supporting open borders policies like sanctuary cities — which harbor criminal illegal aliens and shield them from deportation — while blocking full funding for a wall on the southern