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FBI sought to elevate anti-Trump dossier to official intelligence file despite CIA, DNI objections

Sep 19, 2018 — Washington Times

The FBI pushed in 2016 to include the discredited dossier into the official intelligence community assessment that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, two former senior officials said.

The officials told The Washington Times that as the historic ICA, as it is known, was being drafted, the FBI wanted to fold in allegations and observations from dossier writer Christopher Steele.—More…

Hillary Clinton touts due process after Rachel Maddow compares Brett Kavanaugh to Bill Clinton

Sep 19, 2018 — Washington Times

Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of due process after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow compared the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the multiple allegations former President Bill Clinton faced while in office.

Mrs. Clinton said the FBI should investigate the sexual assault allegation against Mr. Kavanaugh brought forth by Christine Blasey Ford, who said Mr. Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when they were in high school more than 30 years ago. Ms. Ford’s attorneys have said she would not speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee until the FBI investigated the alleged 1982 incident.—More…

How liberals’ rush to blame Trump for hurricane activity is debunked by science

Sep 19, 2018 — Washington Times

Meteorologist Roy Spencer has just two problems with the ongoing climate-change narrative blaming President Trump for making hurricanes worse: First, the president can’t control hurricanes, and second, they’re not getting worse.

Even before Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina, Mr. Trump was being decried on the left for exacerbating storm activity, a superpower attributed to his enthusiastic support for fossil fuels and dismantling of Obama-era climate regulations.—More…

Feinstein hesitates over Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility, later calls her ‘sincere and believable’

Sep 18, 2018 — Washington Times

The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee told reporters Tuesday she can’t say if everything Christine Blasey Ford has said is truthful — but said she does believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser is credible.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s comments, reported on Twitter by Fox News journalists and quickly pounced on by Republicans, marked a break with other Democrats who have said they categorically believe Ms. Blasey Ford’s partial recollection of an attempted sexual assault at a high school party in the 1980s.—More….

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Sep 18, 2018 — Washington Times

The woman who accuses Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 35 years ago has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI should investigate her claims before she testifies about them.

In a letter Tuesday to Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican and panel chairman, Christine Blasey Ford says only an FBI probe can “ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner.”— More….

The New York Times takes it on the chin after asking for help finding ‘false information’

Sep 18, 2018 — Washington Times

A Tuesday request by The New York Times asking for readers’ help in finding examples of “false information” intended to “confuse, mislead, or influence voters” met with predictable results.

The request teed up a blast of sarcasm from critics, many of whom suggested reading the newspaper’s own pages or posted stories such as last week’s walked-back Times report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s curtains.—More….

Eric Holder: Declassifying FISA documents is ‘an especially dangerous abuse of power’

Sep 18, 2018 — Washington Times

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that President Trump’s decision to declassify FISA court documents and Justice Department messages about the Russia investigation is “an especially dangerous abuse of power.”

Mr. Holder criticized Mr. Trump for holding, “his self-interest about the national security interests of the country.”—More…

Hillary Clinton: Republicans were undermining democracy ‘long before Trump’

Sep 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Nearly two years after President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in a stunning election victory, the twice-failed presidential candidate has penned an essay accusing the president and the Republican Party of waging a full-on assault against American democracy.

In the afterword for the paperback edition of her 2017 memoir, “What Happened,” which is set to release Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton proclaimed that the undermining of the country’s institutions was overwhelmingly a Republican problem.—More…

Joe Biden: ‘Dregs of society’ support Donald Trump

Sep 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden assailed President Trump’s supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that “virulent people” and the “dregs of society” still had a friend in the White House.

Mr. Biden told an enthusiastic crowd of LGBTQ rights advocates that social conservatives at home and abroad who used religion or culture as a “license to discriminate” were committing a “crime” of prejudice.—More…

Illegal immigrant families exploit ‘catch-and-release’ loopholes, surge over border at record levels

Sep 13, 2018 — Washington Times

Illegal immigration across the southwest border surged last month as President Trump’s zero-tolerance effort crumbled, and smugglers and migrant families rushed to take advantage of renewed “catch-and-release” loopholes.

Border officials acknowledged a “crisis” as the number of families reached record levels, topping even the worst days of the Obama administration.—More…

Sean Hannity expects Trump to fire Mueller after Hurricane Florence

Sep 12, 2018 — Washington Times

One of President Trump’s closest allies said he expects him to fire special counsel Robert Mueller after the threat from Hurricane Florence passes.

According to a transcript and audio clip published by Media Matters for America, Sean Hannity was asked by a listener Tuesday afternoon why “can’t Trump put an end to it?” and replied ” I think all of that’s gonna happen. I think it’s gonna happen sooner than later.”—More….

Elizabeth Warren warns of ‘back-alley abortions’ if Kavanaugh confirmed

Sep 12, 2018 — Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told supporters on Wednesday that America’s future may include “back-alley abortions” if Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh becomes a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Trump’s nominee for the high court told lawmakers during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Roe v. Wade set an “important precedent” in 1973 before being “reaffirmed many times,” but the Massachusetts lawmaker isn’t letting up on her “#StopKavanaugh” activism.—More…

Ann Coulter defends Jeff Sessions, says he’s ‘saving’ Trump presidency

Sep 12, 2018 — Washington Times

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Tuesday stood up for beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Tweet, while taking a swipe at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“How about directing some of this Twitter venom toward Mitch McConnell, the man who is wrecking your presidency, rather than the AG who’s saving it,” Coulter wrote in response to a Trump tweet.—More…

How Americans really feel about the mainstream media

Sep 12, 2018 — Washington Times

A major poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation confirms that Americans don’t trust the press.

“The news media, like many other major U.S. institutions, has suffered from a decline in public confidence in recent years. A key question for the future of the news media, as well as for U.S. democracy, is whether that trust is lost for good,” advises the poll, released Tuesday.—More…

Stephen Miller’s former rabbi gives scathing sermon: ‘You’ve set back the Jewish contribution’

Sep 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Stephen Miller’s former rabbi slammed the senior Trump adviser in a sermon marking Rosh Hashanah and compared the administration’s immigration policies Mr. Miller helped orchestrate to the Holocaust.

Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels of Beth Shir Shalom in Santa Monica, California, criticized the administration’s now-reversed “zero-tolerance” policy at the border, which resulted in the separating of thousands of migrant families.—More….

Maxine Waters vows to ‘get’ Pence once Trump impeached

Sep 10, 2018 — Washington Times

Rep. Maxine Waters promised a crowd of young Democrats over the weekend that she would go after Vice President Mike Pence once President Trump is removed from office.

The California congresswoman accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday in Los Angeles, telling the enthusiastic crowd that Mr. Trump threatened Americans’ way of life and deserved to be impeached.—MORE….

Ohr notes show Simpson continued to push debunked story of Trump-Russia bank connections

Sep 10, 2018 — Washington Times

Fusion GPS founder Glenn R. Simpson pushed a conspiracy theory to the Justice Department that posited Donald Trump maintained a computer server in 2016 directly linked to the Kremlin-connected Alfa Bank in Moscow, according to government notes obtained by The Washington Times.

The handwritten entries by then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr conflict with Mr. Simpson’s subsequent testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Simpson, an opposition research agent paid by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, told senators he didn’t know whether there was any dedicated Trump-Alfa server and drew no conclusions, according to a transcript of his August 2017 closed-door testimony.—More….

Assaults on ICE, Border Patrol surge as illegal immigrants get more violent

Sep 8, 2018 — Washington Times

Assaults on ICE agents reached a decade high in 2017, and assaults on Border Patrol agents have also surged in recent years, according to new government numbers that seem to back up agents’ claims that illegal immigrants are increasingly looking to fight rather than flee.

The new numbers, reported by Homeland Security’s inspector general, could even be underselling the problem, investigators said, because the government doesn’t do a good job of tracking incidents, and agents and officers don’t always report them properly.—More…

N.Y. Times investigative reporter airs Trump op-ed ethics dilemma

Sep 5, 2018 — Washington Times

The New York Times‘ publication of an op-ed column by an anonymous White House official has set up another potential institutional battle — within the New York Times itself.

Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter for the Times, quickly saw the news-value and ethical dilemmas Wednesday afternoon as the column, about how President Trump’s top aides try to save the country from his worst tendencies, dominated the Washington news.—More…

Watch: Feinstein, Kavanaugh trade shots over Second Amendment, semi-automatic rifles

Sep 5, 2018 — Washington Times

The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee probed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Wednesday about his views on the Second Amendment and the legality of semi-automatic rifles.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California asked Judge Brett Kavanaugh about a dissent he wrote in a case where his colleagues on the federal appeals court upheld a ban on semi-automatic rifles in D.C. Judge Kavanaugh disagreed, saying in his dissent semi-automatic rifles are in “common use” and protected by the Second Amendment.—More….