4:05 PM ET – John Solomon, of The Hill, has written another piece about the Mueller probe and more of the inconsistencies:
Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and current special prosecutor in the Russia case, once was hauled before the nation’s secret intelligence court to address a large number of instances in which the FBI cheated on sensitive surveillance warrants, according to evidence gathered by congressional investigators.
For most of the past 16 years, Mueller’s closed-door encounter escaped public notice because of the secrecy of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
But thanks to recent testimony from a former FBI lawyer, we now have a rare window into documented abuses of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants and how the courts handled the matter.
The episode is taking on new significance as Mueller moves into the final stages of his Russia probe while evidence mounts that the FBI work preceding his appointment as the special prosecutor may have involved improprieties in the securing of a FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.
4:30 PM ET – Jonathan Gilliam, Former FBI Agent, Federal Air Marshall, and author of Sheep No More and Danielle McLaughlin an Attorney & Constitutional Expert who co-wrote The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law Back from Liberals, debate the state of Virginia, the ladies in white at the State of the Union, and the completely lopsided and biased media. Why is it the dems are so forgetful of the many other mishaps they have had in the past?
5:05 PM ET – John McLaughlin, Pollster and founder of McLaughlin and Associates & Doug Schoen, Pollster, Author, Political Analyst for Fox News and a Columnist for Newsmax, take a look at the reactions following the State of the Union. What does it all mean for the race for President in 2020? Doug wrote an op-ed for Fox News:
In his proposal for a national infrastructure investment plan, President Trump recommended we work in a bipartisan way “on legislation to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting-edge industries of the future.”
In fact, this closely mirrors the same plan Sen. Bernie Sanders. I-Vt., proposed on the 2016 presidential campaign trail. Trump’s emphasis on infrastructure indicates that two of the most prominent leaders from opposite sides of the partisan and ideological spectrum can find opportunities to pass much-needed legislation.
The challenge now facing the president and both Democrats and Republicans in Congress is to move beyond talking about working together in a spirit of compromise to actually start doing so. If they can, both political parties – and more importantly the American people – will come out winners.