4:05 PM ET – Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, talks about this Saturday’s primary, the candidates, the President and his thoughts on the competition that Senator Bernie Sanders presents.
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, on Monday said Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont would be the most difficult general election matchup for President Trump.
Mr. Scott said if Mr. Trump is on his game, he doesn’t think there’s a candidate who can beat him.
“If there is a second choice other than himself it would be Bernie Sanders,” Mr. Scott said on “CBS This Morning.” “Bernie Sanders brings that outside game in a similar fashion that President Trump did in 2016.”
4:30 PM ET – Carter Page, American petroleum industry consultant and a former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential election campaign, who was unfairly targeted by his own government, namely the DOJ and FBI, is here to discuss last night’s news on the Mueller, and the news that one case agent is responsible for the gross injustices with regard to FISA:
The Justice Department watchdog referred FBI agent Stephen Somma for disciplinary review after an investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.
Somma, a counterintelligence investigator in the FBI’s New York field office, was identified only as “Case Agent 1″ in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, released in December. Sources told the New York Times that Somma is that official. The FBI did not comment for the report.
Somma was “primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions” during the process of obtaining FISA warrants to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016 and 2017, according to Horowitz. Horowitz confirmed the FBI relied heavily upon British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s salacious and unverified dossier when pursuing the secret surveillance.
The DOJ watchdog found 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI’s applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to wiretap Page, who was under suspicion of being an agent for Russia. He was never charged with any wrongdoing.
5:05 PM ET – Maria Salazar, congressional candidate for Florida’s 27th District and political pundit, escaped Cuba with her family and is outraged by the comments made by President candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on his Sunday comments praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s “massive literacy program” during a Monday night CNN town hall, then attempted to bolster his logic by claiming that Communist China took “more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history.”
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders told “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”