Author: Alex Pappas

Sen. Graham: Saudi crown prince ‘has got to go’ after Khashoggi’s disappearance

FOX NEWS Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday on Fox News that he wants to see Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman forced out of his position after the mysterious disappearance of activist Jamal Khashoggi. “This guy has got to go,” Graham, R-S.C., said on “Fox and Friends.” “Saudi Arabia, if you’re listening: There are a lot of good people you can choose, but MBS has tainted your country and tainted himself.” He added, “The MBS figure is, to me, toxic. He can never be a world leader on the world stage.” Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago during a visit to...

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Trump to pardon ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby

FOX NEWS Scooter Libby, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, who was ensnared in what was known as the “Valerie Plame affair” during the Bush administration.  (AP) President Trump is expected to pardon Scooter Libby, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was ensnared in what was known as the “Valerie Plame affair” during the Bush administration. Sources tell Fox News the pardon will likely be announced Friday. Libby, who served as Cheney’s chief of staff, was convicted in 2007 of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The case stemmed from an investigation...

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Trump rips Comey as ‘untruthful slime ball,’ as former FBI director attacks president in new book

FOX NEWS President Trump on Friday slammed James Comey as an “untruthful slime ball,” as the ex-FBI director’s upcoming book and accompanying tour raised anew salacious allegations about Trump first made in an unverified dossier and balasted the president for everything from integrity to his height, skin and hair. “James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR,” the president tweeted. “Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH.” In another tweet, Trump...

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Sessions mulling firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before he retires

FOX NEWS Report: DOJ review expected to criticize Andrew McCabe Fox News confirms that the Justice Department inspector general is investigating the former FBI deputy director and his actions in the final weeks of the presidential campaign; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing top FBI official Andrew McCabe before he officially retires from the bureau in a few days, a move that could deprive the outgoing deputy director of pension benefits, Fox News has confirmed. Sources said if McCabe is terminated by close of business this Friday, that would mean McCabe would...

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Trump: Obama DOJ launched ‘unprecedented’ probe to ‘discredit’ him ‘so Crooked H would win’

FOX NEWS President Trump on Monday accused the Department of Justice and FBI under former President Barack Obama of launching an investigation into his campaign in an effort to “discredit” him and help Democrat Hillary Clinton win the presidency, calling those efforts “unprecedented” and “bigger than Watergate.” “Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November?” Trump asked. “Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win.” Trump tweeted: “Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating...

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Trump publicly spars with Republicans over concealed carry, NRA influence at school safety session

FOX NEWS President Trump sparred with Republican lawmakers during a rare, televised bipartisan gathering on gun control and school safety Wednesday, dismissing GOP pleas to include concealed carry proposals in a sweeping gun package while making clear he doesn’t “have to agree on everything” with the National Rifle Association. “I’m a fan of the NRA,” Trump told lawmakers at the White House. “There’s no bigger fan. I’m a big fan of the NRA. These are great people, these great patriots. They love our country. But that doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything.” During the meeting, which also...

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Flynn urged by supporters to withdraw guilty plea, as judge’s actions raise eyebrows

FOX NEWS Supporters of former national security adviser Michael Flynn are floating the possibility he could withdraw his guilty plea in Robert Mueller’s investigation, as the new judge in the case makes some curious moves amid speculation over whether the special counsel “withheld” evidence.  Legal experts caution that a defendant successfully withdrawing a guilty plea is rare and likely wouldn’t get him off the hook. But Flynn’s siblings, who are vocal in their support for the former Trump adviser on social media, seem to be advocating that he withdraw his plea. “Say it very loud….!” Joseph J. Flynn, who...

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Intelligence Committee approves release of Dems’ rebuttal to FISA memo

FOX NEWS Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as he testifies to the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The House Intelligence Committee on Monday approved the release of the Democratic rebuttal to the highly-publicized GOP memo that alleges government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign. The vote was unanimous. “Republicans have endeavored to put the FBI on trial, put the Department of Justice on trial, impeach and impugn...

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