4:05 PM ET – Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst and Author of Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History and Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). He is an attorney and co-host of Jay Sekulow Live and author of the new book, The Next Red Wave: How Conservatives Can Beat Leftist Aggression, RINO Betrayal & Deep State Subversion. Gregg and Jordan will discuss the interview that Comey gave to the FOX News channel yesterday regarding the findings of the FISA report released last week. From the NY Post:
But Comey was at his most delusional defending the Steele dossier, a farrago of rumor and fantasy that “played a central and essential role” in the FBI’s applications for warrants to spy on the campaign, according to Horowitz.
Oh, no, said Comey, it was part of a “broader mosaic of facts.”
But, said Wallace, the dossier is proven to be “bunk.”
Oh, no, said Comey. The FBI and Horowitz “didn’t conclude the reporting from Steele was bunk.” There were just “significant questions about the reliability of some of the sub-source reporting.”
In other words, it was bunk.
It is despicable for the former FBI boss to try to breathe life back into the Steele dossier corpse that has done so much harm, but there was worse to come, when Comey tried to airbrush over a doctored email Horowitz uncovered.
FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered the email to reverse its meaning and then used it to bolster another surveillance warrant application against Carter Page, Horowitz found.
Comey airily described it as “this business with the lawyer changing some email to a partner on the team.”
He did admit Page was “treated unfairly,” but he was more concerned about the FBI’s reputation. Comey wants us to believe that “the American people, especially [Fox] viewers … were given false information about the FBI.”
“I hope people will stare at that and learn about what the FBI is like, human and flawed, but deeply committed to trying to do the right thing,” he said.
4:30 PM ET – Mark Morgan, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the Trump administration, Mark has experience with the border crisis in his former role as well, as Former Chief of Border Patrol under the Obama Administration and retired Assistant Director of the FBI.
“Our message is this: President Trump and the dedicated men and women of CBP will not stop protecting this border — we will relentlessly protect this country from illegal crossings and the smuggling of migrants and dangerous drugs into our communities,” Morgan said.
Total enforcement actions in November numbered 42,649 — a decline of 6 percent from October — and recent domestic policy initiatives and international agreements have resulted in a decrease of more than 70 percent since the height of the crisis in May.
In addition to illegal immigration, CBP remains focused on stopping illegal narcotics from entering the country. Drugs continue to threaten the very fabric of every community in the country.
Nationwide, in November, CBP officers and Border Patrol agents intercepted more than 82,100 pounds of drugs, a 32 percent increase over October. On top of that, the Air and Marine Operations supported the seizure of nearly 584 pounds of drugs with non-CBP agencies.
Transnational Criminal Organizations, TCOs, and cartels operating in Mexico are the principal suppliers of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana to the United States. They smuggle these drugs across the borders and distribute them to a vast U.S. drug market — they also use Mexico as a transit country for fentanyl and cocaine into the U.S.
Meanwhile, methamphetamine seizures have been climbing dramatically for over five years, commensurate with the alarming increase in stimulant-related overdose deaths in the U.S.
5:05 PM ET – George Papadopoulous, author of Deep State Target, and his wife Simona, join the show to discuss last week’s sham impeachment hearings and the findings of the Inspector General’s report. Papadopoulos had this to say:
Papadopoulos – who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017 and served 12 days in jail – said he was surprised that, according to the report, the FBI stated he had interactions with intelligence officials before and after he was brought on to the Trump campaign.
“It surprised me that my name was mentioned over 350 times in a report that had to do with Russian government interference,” Papadopoulos said on Tuesday. “I have never traveled to Russia and I never met a Russian official in my life so the whole thing is incredibly bizarre.”
He went on to say, “If they were looking into me before I joined the Trump campaign that means they were targeting the Ben Carson campaign because I initially was on that campaign, so the story I think is just beginning.”