Good Friday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The President participates in the viewing of the joint forces military demonstration in Surrey, England
- President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the prime minister of the United Kingdom in Buckinghamshire, England
- The president participates in a working lunch with the prime minister of the United Kingdom
- President Trump participates in a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- The president and first lady participate in the official greeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Berkshire, England
- President Trump and the first lady have tea with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- The president and first lady arrive at Trump Turnberry
Strzok clown show hearing was everything I said it would be and more
As I wrote yesterday, Trump-hater and prolific texter Peter Strzok appeared before the House Oversight and the House Judiciary Committees to “testify” and the whole affair was indeed a clown show. The Democrats played defense for the disgraced FBI agent, interrupting with parliamentary distractions to keep Strzok safe from answering questions or accidently lying under oath. It was quite a spectacle to watch the left defend a law enforcement agency while simultaneously demanding another be “abolished.”
A few things of note: First, Strzok is creepy AF.
— Raven (@KazeSkyz) July 12, 2018
Second, Congressman Gohmert delivered a massive bombshell that went unacknowledged yesterday. While questioning the smirking FBI agent, Gohmert asked about a meeting Strzok attended with the the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General’s (ICIG) office where the FBI was informed that almost every single one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were being forwarded to an unspecified foreign agent. This discovery was made while examining Clinton’s home-brewed bathroom server used to traffic all of her government communications, including classified material. Let me repeat that: all of the former United States secretary of state’s emails (around 30,000 emails) were being forwarded to a foreign power. All the folks shrieking about imaginary foreign influence on Trump do not seem to care about this AT ALL.
Strzok remembered the meeting but did not remember what was discussed because of course, one wouldn’t remember being told that all of the secretary of state’s emails had been obtained by a foreign country.
Here’s another story that dropped late last night: White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant (warning, the NYT article is terribly biased).
The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to two American officials with knowledge of the decision.
Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing that a broader dissemination of operational reports and other sensitive material could lead to more leaks of detailed information about the role of the confidential F.B.I. informant.
This is big news. Developing…
Strzok mistress Lisa Page will be testifying today behind closed doors.
Historical picture of the day:
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!