FBI MONITORED FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISOR …
The revelation confirms for the first time that a federal surveillance warrant, known as a FISA warrant, was issued for a member of the Trump campaign as part of a federal investigation of potential ties between the Republican’s associates and the Russian government. Hmm, so now we do know that the Obama admin did in fact call for surveillance on Trump campaign team members, contrary to the denials.
The FBI obtained a warrant to monitor President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page, last summer on suspicions he knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow, The Washington Post is reporting.
The FBI and Justice Department obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to monitor the communications of Page, who has called himself a junior member of Trump’s foreign policy advisory team, as part of their investigation into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia, the newspaper says, citing unnamed law enforcement and other US officials.
The FBI and Justice Department obtained the warrant after convincing a FISA judge there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign government (Russia), the report says. The warrant presents the strongest information to date that the FBI had reason to believe a Trump adviser was in touch with Moscow and met with foreign operatives during Trump’s presidential campaign.
FBI Director James Comey has acknowledged that an investigation was opened last year into Russia’s efforts to influence the election and the question of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. But Comey stopped short of naming anyone working for the campaign who may have been involved.
CNN is working to confirm The Washington Post’s story.
Page, however, called the FISA warrant “unjustified” in a statement to CNN’s Manu Raju.
So what was this really? I tend to go along with Hot Air’s premise that this was a back door method of surveiling Trump’s campaign team. If there had been anything, and I mean anything, wouldn’t we know at this point and a crime would have been charged? What we now know is that the Obana administration did surveil Trump’s campaign.
Actually, that’s not quite true. It’s evidence that the Department of Justice sought to surveil Trump campaign figures using intel resources, but not necessarily that they had real evidence and/or a legitimate “reason to believe” that Trump campaign officials were in touch with Russian agents. It’s extremely easy for the government to get approvals for FISA warrants, as we have discovered in the debates over renewals of Section 702 of the PATRIOT Act. That’s actually the crux of the issue: did certain Trump campaign officials knowingly collude with Russian intelligence — or did the Obama administration spy on political rivals in order to impact the election outcome? Both? Neither?
A NOTE TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP … THE FREEDOM CAUCUS DID YOU AND YOUR PRESIDENCY A FAVOR.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump went to Twitter and called out the Freedom caucus and made a vale treat if they don’t get on board with the team. Really Mr. President, you are going to fight them? What does that mean, you are going to fight me too and the millions of Conservatives who voted for you in 2016? Honestly Mr. President, they did you a favor and probably saved your presidency. You ran on “REPEAL AND REPLACE” Obamacare. The Paul Ryan “establishment” healthcare plan was not a repeal, it was RINO-care, replacement in name only.
In the future I will be posting an open letter to President Trump regarding this matter that will be sent to him directly.
Since when does Donald Trump go along with the establishment Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan? For if that is what you decide to do and stab conservatives in the back, you will be looking at a one term failed presidency. You have the ability to make major changes and fix the ills of the last 8 yeas of Obama. That is what you promised, DO IT!!! Repeal and replace Obamacare was not checking an item off a check list, it was meant to lower premiums and provide a market based, capitalist solution. I would have voted against the GOP version of the healthcare bill. It actually disgusts me that the GOP had 8 years to come up with a solution and all they had was establishment Ryancare. Heaven forbid politicians actually stand for something and principles. Don’t ever forget what got you elected President Trump and who your base is.
President Donald Trump has gone public with his war against the House Freedom Caucus, pushing into full view growing frustration shared by House Speaker Paul Ryan less than a week after the GOP health care bill crashed amid feuding between rival Republican factions.
Trump targeted conservative House members within his own party in a tweet Thursday morning that told his supporters “we must fight” the House Freedom Caucus as well as Democrats next year.
“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump tweeted.
Get one thing straight President Trump, you were elected as an element of change, not to water down Democrat ideology. It was not Democrats that stood for hours in Nashville, Tennessee only to not get in as 10,000 people were unable to get in and see you. It is the Democrats that look to destroy and impeach you before you have even started. It is Democrats who look to block your Supreme Court justice nominee. Those who are deplorables are hardly Democrats, they are Conservatives who want change and voted for you for that change.
IT TAKES A SCAMMER TO RECOGNIZE A SCAM …
From the architect who brought America the lie and scam known to all as Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber says that the GOP replacement to Obamacare is a scam. REALLY? Unlike the the scam that was perpetrated on the American people where Barack Obama lied to the American people and said you could keep your doctor, insurance and hospital if you liked it. Wasn’t Obamacare also supposed to bring down the cost of premiums? By the way, how’s that $10,000 deductible working out for you America? Obamacare is the greatest scams ever forced down the throats of Americans.
I do not begin to claim that the current form of the GOP replacement to the so-called Affordable Healthcare Act is perfect, however, do not ever forget the BS that Americans were fed by people who thought Americans were too stupid (watch video) to understand.
“Any replace[ment] that they would pass would result in millions of Americans losing health insurance, would result in higher premiums, and would result in a huge redistribution from the poor to the rich,” Gruber said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Herald Drive” show with John Sapochetti and Rick Shaffer. “Now if they are happy with that and they are willing to do that, I wouldn’t call that a replacement, I would call that a scam.”
Gruber has stirred up controversy on a number of occasions after videos surfaced of him calling the American public “stupid” for allowing the Affordable Care Act to pass in the first place while being the public face of the legislation. Despite being a public backer of Obamacare, and an antagonist of Republicans’ efforts to repeal the landmark legislation, he doesn’t see much room for the law to improve, such as the single payer system, with the current political climate.
UNINFORMED AMERICA, LET’S HOPE THESE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO VOTE EITHER …
As reported at The Hill, 35% of Americans have no clue that Obamacare and the not-so Affordable Care Act are one in the same. How is that possible. The Times article bias tried to portray that people are confused between the two names for the same law, yet some how when we look at the numbers … among Republicans, a higher percentage of 72% said they knew Obamacare and the A.C.A. were the same. The liberal bias Times would have you believe that the high percentage is a reflection of the party’s longstanding hostility to the law. Sorry Times, maybe it’s because they pay attention more and are more informed.
More than one-third of Americans are unaware that ObamaCare and the Affordable Care Act are the same law.
The figure comes from a new poll by Morning Consult that found 35 percent of Americans do not know ObamaCare is another label — made popular by the GOP — used to describe the Affordable Care Act, enacted under former President Barack Obama in 2010.
About 17 percent of Americans polled thought they were two different laws, and 18 percent said the didn’t know whether they were the same policy or two different things.
The New York Times published the results from the survey on Tuesday. Morning Consult conducted the survey in late January with a sample of 1,890 adults.
The bias analysis of the polling data courtesy of the NY Times:
Sorry Libs, it’s not a matter of confusion, this is a matter of a voter electorate being willfully and woefully uninformed. When one side of the political spectrum is so uninformed regarding what was supposed to be Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, their is a problem and it has nothing to do with confusion. However, ask those same Obamacare-ACA challenged people who the Kardashian’s are and the number skyrockets.
This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.
In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said either they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were different policies (17 percent) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18 percent). This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal.
Among Republicans, a higher percentage (72 percent) said they knew Obamacare and the A.C.A. were the same, which may reflect the party’s longstanding hostility to the law.
This confusion may affect the public debate over health care policy. If many people think repealing Obamacare would not affect the popular provisions of the A.C.A., they might not understand the potential consequences of the proposals being considered in Washington.
TRUMP SIGNS OBAMACARE EXECUTIVE ORDERS …
And so it begins, the undoing of Obamacare and the disastrous executive orders that Barack Obama laid waste upon America with his pen. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.” You live by the executive order, you die by it.
President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Trump signed the order in front of reporters at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, one of his first official acts as president.
He did not comment on the actions and no further details about them were immediately available.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is also sending out a memo ordering a government-wide “regulatory freeze until further notified,” Spicer said.