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Trump, May: Relationship never better — why do you ask?

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Why indeed? Oh, we can think of a couple of reasons. Donald Trump and Theresa May put on their best faces for the cameras after a flurry of controversy yesterday, in which the Sun published criticism of May by Trump as she was hosting him at a dinner. Both leaders claimed the relationship remained strong:

U.S President Donald Trump said on Friday he and British Prime Minister Theresa May had “probably never developed a better relationship” than during a dinner on Thursday.

May’s spokeswoman echoed the sentiment, and echoed Trump’s remarks on trade:

“Trade is one of the top items for discussions between the president and the PM today and … we are confident that we can do a good trade deal with the U.S.,” the spokeswoman told reporters.

“The prime minister has a good relationship with the president.”

No, really … they want to know why you’re asking:

Trump rolled his eyes and looked irritated when asked if he regrets the comments he made to the British tabloid while sitting next to May at her country estate Chequers. May also appeared annoyed by the question.

The White House tried patching up the diplomatic faux pas with a statement last night from Sarah Sanders:

In the wake of the interview, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement that appeared aimed to smooth things over.

“The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much. As he said in his interview with the Sun she “is a very good person” and he “never said anything bad about her”. He thought she was great on NATO today and is a really terrific person. He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K,” Sanders said.

Today’s display makes it seem like the effort worked, but it raises questions about what will happen in Trump’s next effort with Vladimir Putin. So far Trump has reserved almost all of his criticism for America’s allies while putting on his best diplomatic efforts for what he calls the West’s “competitor,” but which most would call at least an “opponent,” if not a malevolent and dangerous enemy. Trump does not like to lose an argument, and the worry is that he might be tempted to go easy on Putin to justify both his attacks on NATO and his long-expressed desire to strengthen ties with Moscow. Trump’s rhetoric so far has featured a lot of short-term tactical thinking and very little long-term strategic or even diplomatic considerations.

On trade, though, both Trump and May have nothing but long-term strategy to discuss. While the UK remains in the EU, May can’t negotiate separate trade agreements. Trump’s frustration on May’s soft-Brexit plan is justified in that sense, even if publicly airing it while May hosts him was inconsiderate and unwise. (Imagine May coming to the US and publicly criticizing Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation as Trump welcomed her into the White House, for instance.) Her Brexit plan may not allow her to set terms with much difference than those of the EU for several years. They can talk trade all they want, but unless the UK bails out of the EU unilaterally, it’ll be years before they can control bilateral trade conditions enough to make it worthwhile.

It’s not likely May’s government will survive long enough to be the negotiating partner when the UK really does have that control. Trump might want to consider what the alternative would be if May falls. It might be his friend Boris Johnson, but it could very well be Jeremy Corbyn if Trump keeps undermining May publicly. The welcome in the UK won’t get warmer under those circumstances.

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Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!

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Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, came clean on CNN and stated that former President Obama was behind spying on President Trump!

James Clapper was on CNN yesterday and he stated that Obama was behind spying on President Trump and all the corrupt and criminal actions involving the government, including the Mueller investigation –

According to Obama’s former spy chief, James Clapper, who appeared on CNN to say it was Obama who set the entire Russia witch-hunt into motion by tasking the intelligence community assessment.

Clapper said –

If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.  President Obama is responsible for that.  It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.

The cat is out of the bag.

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Sunday morning talking heads

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It’s a special day on the Sunday shows when socialism’s new superstar drops by to show off her intellectual chops.

She’ll be on “Face the Nation” along with her idol, Bernie Sanders, as they campaign together in Kansas for a progressive Democrat running for Mike Pompeo’s old House seat. Why they’re wasting their time there, I have no idea: It’s a R+15 district. Presumably the idea is to draw big crowds so that other socialist candidates across the country can point to it and say, “See? Even in the heartland they want hard-leftism.”

Otherwise it’s likely to be wall-to-wall chatter about Trump and Putin today. Adam Schiff will be the lead guest on “This Week,” where he’ll say Adam-Schiff-type things about collusion and kompromat. The top-billed Republican, meanwhile, is Marco Rubio, who took some heat this week after claiming that he was satisfied with POTUS’s “I said ‘would’ when I meant to say ‘wouldn’t’” walkback of the Putin press conference. He’ll sit down with “Face the Nation” and “State of the Union” for some “Are you serious?” questions and will also likely be pressed on Trump’s commitment to NATO. Rubio’s a hawk of almost McCain-ian proportions, but unlike McCain he has a long career ahead of him potentially and therefore needs to stay on Trump’s good side. He’ll do his best this morning to be diplomatic with his criticism of the president’s NATO skepticism.

If you can stand it, John Kerry will also be on “Face the Nation” to condemn Trump for not showing as much strength towards an enemy as Kerry himself did with, er, Iran. The full line-up is at the AP.

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DEVELOPING: DOJ Releasing Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page

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On Friday, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced documents related to the FISA warrants on Trump’s former campaign advisor, Carter Page were released by the FBI — and were on the way to JW headquarters.

Almost one year ago to the day, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ for the following documents:

Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;

Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;

Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders, or other types of orders.

Obama’s Deep State FBI and DOJ obtained a FISA warrant on Carter Page in October of 2016 and three subsequent renewals in order to spy on Trump’s campaign and transition team.

Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates all signed the FISA applications even though Hillary’s fraudulent Russia dossier was used as a pretext to obtain the warrants.

“Judicial Watch may finally get the infamous spy warrants the Obama administration and Deep State used while conspiring with the Clinton campaign to target then-candidate and now President Trump. It took a year, but the stonewall and cover-up, we hope, begins to end today,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.


Tom Fitton updated and said the docs were Fed Ex’ed.

Fitton appeared on Fox News early Saturday morning to discuss the new development.

Tom Fitton expects the documents to have redactions, however he said on Fox News, “I suspect we’ll get more answers. We won’t get all the answers we want, so the fight will continue.”

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The new FISA warrant documents have not been released at the time of this publication, however; The Gateway Pundit will update as soon as the documents are available.

Update: Tom Fitton says he expects to receive the corrupt FISA docs by Monday.

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