New details being released from the State Department under requirements from the Freedom of Information Act this week reportedly reveal illegal social media monitoring of prominent American citizens; including Donald Trump Jr, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and others.
“The State Department has agreed to release memos showing officials in its Kiev embassy illegally monitored 13 Americans’ social media accounts during last year’s Ukraine scandal, including President Trump’s eldest son, Don Jr., and Fox News personalities Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Lou Dobbs, Just the News has learned,” reports John Solomon.
“The memos are being turned over to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday,” adds the reporter.
“The memos will show that the U.S. embassy in Kiev, under then-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, began monitoring the social media accounts of the targets in March 2019 as early stories about the embassy’s activities and Joe Biden’s son Hunter emerged at The Hill newspaper (written by this reporter) and on Fox News, the sources said. This reporter was one of the 13 individuals on the list targeted, the sources said,” he concludes.
Read the full report at JustTheNews.com.
ADAM’S EXCUSE: Schiff Says ‘Everyone Understood’ He was ‘Mocking’ Trump’s Ukraine-Call
Rep. Adam Schiff deflected growing criticism Friday that he intentionally misled lawmakers regarding President Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine; saying “everyone understood” it was a parody.
“Well, do you regret what you called the parody, the use of those phrases during the course of your opening statement?” asked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“No. I think everyone understood. And my GOP colleagues may feign otherwise, that when I said, suggested that it was as if the President said, ‘Listen carefully because I’m only going to tell you seven more times’ that I was mocking the President’s conduct, but make no mistake about this. What the President did is of the utmost gravity and the utmost seriousness because it involves such a fundamental betrayal of his oath.”
Blitzer asks Schiff in the most supportive possible way if it was a mistake fabricating dialogue from Trump's Ukraine call.
Schiff said no, and that his words were "all too accurate." pic.twitter.com/6WjmULZv1X
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 26, 2019
President Trump called on Rep. Adam Schiff to immediately resign this week; citing his botched “parody” reading of the Commander-in-Chief’s private phone conversation during hearings on Capitol Hill.
“Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist. He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!” posted Trump on Twitter.
…sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019
“My summary of the president’s call was meant to be at least, part, in parody,” Schiff said after the hearing. “The fact that that’s not clear is a separate problem in and of itself. Of course, the president never said, ‘If you don’t understand me I’m going to say it seven more times,’ my point is, that’s the message that the Ukraine president was receiving in not so many words.”
Read the full report here.
AYATOLLAH: UK Ambassador Should Be ‘Chopped Into Pieces’ for Attending Ukraine Jet Memorial
Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda launched a bizarre, anti-Western tirade this week; saying the UK Ambassador to Iran should be “chopped into pieces” and that “hundreds of thousands” of American soldiers were killed in airstrikes earlier this month.
“Trump has become the target of our fighters’ fast missiles. In his military base, hundreds of thousands of his soldiers were turned into dust and ashes. According to the reports, he still denies it,” claimed the Ayatollah.
Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: U.K. Ambassador Should Be Chopped into Pieces; Hundreds of Thousands of U.S. Soldiers Were Killed in Our Missile Attack; Iranians Who Refused to Step on Flags of Israel, U.S. Should Be Court-Martialed, Executed pic.twitter.com/38bp0ED6Gw
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) January 15, 2020
UK ambassador to Iran has flown back to Britain. UK says it’s a planned working visit. He was detained briefly on Saturday evening after attending a vigil in Tehran for the victims of the Ukrainian airline crash.
— AssedBaig (@AssedBaig) January 15, 2020
“Some people say that the Ambassador of England should be deported. Deporting the Ambassador of England would be the most polite thing to do. No way! The Ambassador of England should be chopped into pieces,” he added.
Read the full report at Reuters.