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Trump to May: What happened to Brexit?

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Theresa May greeted Donald Trump earlier today after the NATO meetings, perhaps hoping for a calmer colloquy between the two poles of the “special relationship.” Instead, even before arriving, Trump called May’s leadership into question on Brexit, wondering whether her Brexit deal delivers what the referendum promised. “It’s not for me to say,” Trump repeatedly noted at the post-summit presser, but that didn’t stop him from saying anyway:

May hopes Trump’s trip will help forge a future free trade deal, but instead Trump’s views on Brexit have cast a shadow over the visit. …

“I’m going to a pretty hot spot right now, right? With a lot of resignations,” Trump told a news conference at the NATO summit in Brussels.

“The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that’s what they’ll do. But maybe they’re taking a little bit of a different route, so I don’t know if that’s what they voted for.”

Speaking of voting, Trump got one point factually wrong in this presser. Ronald Reagan won Wisconsin twice, in both the 1980 and 1984 elections. The only state never to vote for Reagan is Minnesota, thanks to native son Walter Mondale being on both tickets, and Trump didn’t win Minnesota either. It’s not entirely clear what his point was in bringing that up, but, er … as Casey Stengel used to say, you can look it up. Maybe Trump should.

Anyway, on Brexit meaning Brexit, Theresa May had something to say in response:

In response, May said: “What we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people.”

The Telegraph believes that Trump may be arriving with the intent to push a harder Brexit, putting the UK in immediate position to begin bargaining on a bilateral trade agreement. That would put May in a squeeze:

He added: “I believe that the people in the UK … like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration. And I think that’s why you have Brexit in the first place, because of immigration.”

Sources close to Mr Trump have told The Telegraph that he is a supporter of a hard Brexit and could publicly voice support for a clean break with Brussels in a move that would pile pressure on the Prime Minister.

And the Sun promises even worse in a preview of tomorrow’s front page, although they haven’t dropped the article yet:

With special friends like these, who needs Boris Johnson? Speaking of whom, Trump suggested earlier this week that he might take a meeting with the Tory rebel:

Johnson, a vocal backer of Trump, suggested May was surrendering to Brussels.

“It is as though we are sending our vanguard into battle with the white flags fluttering above them,” he wrote in his resignation letter.

Trump has since praised Johnson and suggested he will talk to the former foreign secretary while in London.

“I like him,” Trump said of Johnson Tuesday. “Boris Johnson is a friend of mine.”

That seems like a little more significant than just catching up with friends. Johnson wants to push May into a harder Brexit than the compromise she floated this week, although for the moment May’s Conservative Party appears to be backing her up. That might change with the EU negotiators’ reaction to the plan:

The EU has issued a veiled warning that it will not budge on its red lines after Theresa May unveiled her long-awaited Brexit plan.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would analyse the UK’s proposals with EU member states and the European parliament “in light of guidelines” drawn up by EU leaders.

This reference to guidelines was a heavy hint of the conflict to come in Brexit negotiations. The European council guidelines lay down the EU’s red lines, including the insistence that the UK cannot benefit from “cherry-picking” its favourite parts of the EU rulebook. …

The British proposals on customs, which are complex and untested, are also likely to run into trouble in Brussels. As part of an attempt to avoid a hard border on Ireland, the UK is proposing to apply EU tariffs to EU goods passing through the UK, while having the freedom to set different tariffs on goods entering the UK.

In carefully chosen language, the UK is describing this unprecedented arrangement as “as if in a combined customs territory with the EU”. But EU diplomats who heard early outlines of the plan said it sounded too close to earlier proposals that were rejected last year.

Negotiations between the EU and UK pick back up on Monday, the same day that Trump is scheduled to hold meetings with May and her government. Tonight, though, Trump and his team attended a lavish dinner hosted by May to welcome the president to the UK. No doubt she hopes that feeding Trump might keep him from feeding the wolves.

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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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