The eagerly anticipated Justice Department (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Micheal Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation includes a previously unreleased text message exchange between disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his extramarital lover Lisa Page, according to Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs. Jabobs’ reporting, which came hours before the official release of the IG’s report Thursday, has Strzok assuring Page, “We’ll stop it,” when asked about the possibility of Donald Trump becoming President.The exchange would have taken place during the 2016 campaign as Strzok and Page were both working on the Clinton email probe, called “Operation Mid-Year Exam.” Strzok would later be identified as one of those involved in the decision to change the investigation’s findings’ language describing Clinton’s conduct from “grossly negligent” — a criminal standard … [Read more...] about Report: Peter Strzok Vowed ‘We’ Would ‘Stop’ Trump from Becoming President
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close Video Strzok's role in Clinton, Russia probes in focus Republican lawmakers press FBI espionage chief Bill Priestap on his former number two's role in the Clinton email and Russia investigations; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. FBI agent Peter Strzok texted a fellow bureau official in August 2016 that “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president, the Justice Department inspector general reportedly reveals in his highly anticipated report on the Hillary Clinton email case. The Washington Post reported that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report includes an August 2016 text message exchange between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Trump’s chance of being elected president. “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok. “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded. Horowitz's review months ago … [Read more...] about FBI agent Strzok texted ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president, IG report reveals
Former first lady Michelle Obama joked on Saturday that her husband becoming president “didn’t end racism.”She made the comment during the 2018 United State of Women Summit where she dismissed calls for her to run for office. “Change starts close to home…So looking for the next person to run…that’s been our distraction. ’We’re just going to wait for the next person to save us.’ We thought it was Barack Obama and he didn’t end racism, so I don’t know. What do we do now,” Obama said.“It’s like, I voted for the black man and we’re still living in racism,” she continued to joke.“We’ve got a lot of work to do before we’re focused on the who. Because we’re the who,” Obama noted. “We’re the answer to our own problems and its not finding the one great person to save us from ourselves. It’s us.” Many … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama: Barack becoming president ‘didn’t end racism’
MANKATO, Minn. — Many of the farmers who helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency fear becoming pawns in his escalating trade war with China, which threatens markets for soybeans, corn and other lifeblood crops in the Upper Midwest. But Jim Hagedorn, a former GOP congressional aide and Treasury official running for an open House seat, says they should keep their faith in Trump. “He understands just how important it is to these rural areas that we have these markets,” Hagedorn said in an interview at his campaign office. “Do I understand that the president has the prerogative to go out and negotiate? Of course I do. But I trust that in the end, he’s going to do everything possible to make sure that we help everyone in the United States, including our farmers.” Trump’s aggressive, lurching attacks on China over trade are putting Republicans like Hagedorn in a difficult spot — torn between siding with Trump while acknowledging the … [Read more...] about Farmers who propelled Trump to presidency fear becoming pawns in trade war
Pollsters say the anti-EU firebrand can count on the unwavering support of about one in four voters to get her past the first round of voting on April 23. Although they also say the National Front (FN) leader cannot win in the decisive May 7 runoff whoever she faces, a great many pundits were wrong about Brexit and Donald Trump after failing to feel the populist pulse. And with one in three voters still undecided at this late stage, pollsters would be wise to hedge their bets. Predictions of a "nightmare" Le Pen presidency abound in bookstores and the media. The 48-year-old candidate poses a "genuine peril", according to Matthieu Croissandeau, editor-in-chief of the left-leaning newsweekly L'Obs, which ran a special report last month titled "Black Scenario of the First 100 Days". Dozens of actors, singers and other artists put their names to an op-ed in the Liberation daily last Sunday warning: "The National Front is on the threshold of power. We call for a bulwark … [Read more...] about The ‘black scenario’: And what if Marine Le Pen becomes president of France?