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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 2, 2018 —Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to remove Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders from the battlefield and prevent the terrorist group’s ability to regroup and resume its capacity to threaten citizens of all nations, CJTF-OIR officials reported today.   Coalition airstrikes killed one senior ISIS leader in Syria in November...
President Donald J. Trump expressed regret and sadness today when he announced his nominee to serve as the ambassador to Singapore withdrew her name from the confirmation process.   "I am disappointed that K.T. McFarland has withdrawn from consideration to be Ambassador to Singapore. K.T. served my administration with distinction," said the president of McFarland, who was a foreign policy advisor...
The central figure in the controversy over the FBI's exploitation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump praised the House Permanent Select Committee for its four-page memorandum detailing FBI FISA abuses. “The brave and assiduous oversight by Congressional leaders in discovering this unprecedented abuse of process represents a giant, historic leap in...
The long-awaited memorandum developed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence documenting abuses by the FBI during the last presidential campaign was released today over the objections of Capitol Hill Democrats and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray. The memo was championed by Rep. Devin G. Nunes (R.-Calif.), the chairman of the House intel committee. “The Committee has discovered serious violations...
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee sent a letter late Wednesday to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein requesting he turn over all communications from former FBI director James B. Comey Jr., former FBI general counsel James A. Baker, Deputy FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe, as well as 13 other FBI agents and Justice...
Hours after President Donald J. Trump told congressmen, as he exited the House chamber after his State of the Union address, he will "100 percent" release the memorandum written by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence detailing abuses by the FBI during the 2016 political cycle, the FBI and Capitol Hill Democrats are mounting a last-ditch effort to...
The chairman of the House Permanent Select on Intelligence issued a statement Wednesday dismissing objections from the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the four-page memorandum the committee developed to document FBI abuses during the 2016 political cycle. "Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ...
As President Donald J. Trump left the House of Representatives chamber after his first State of the Union address late Tuesday, he had an exchange with Rep. Jeffrey D. Duncan (R.-S.C.) confirming that he will release the four-page memo detailing FBI abuse of the FISA program and its misbehavior during the 2016 political cycle. "Just release the memo," said Duncan...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 —The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address tonight. The president said these regimes – including China and Russia – “challenge our...
The former Navy officer and foreign policy volunteer for Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign, who is now the center mass of the controversy regarding the FBI's surveillance of that campaign during the 2016 political cycle told Big League Politics he wants Congress to release the four-page memorandum detailing FBI abuses of the FISA process. "Yes, I’m good with the release," said...

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