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Trump: We recorded that “fake news” Sun interview, you know

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Shades of James Comey? In a joint presser with Theresa May, Donald Trump pushed back on reports that he had insulted May by criticizing her in an interview with The Sun. “I didn’t criticize the Prime Minister,” Trump replied, calling the story “generally fine” at first but then applying the epithet “fake news” for leaving out the praise Trump says he expressed for May.

“Fortunately,” Trump added, “we tend to record stories now, so we have it for your enjoyment … we record when we deal with reporters.” Release the tapes! If there are any, of course:

We went through this with James Comey last year, and it came a cropper. Trump tweeted out after firing Comey that Comey had better hope that they didn’t tape his White House conversations, suggesting that Comey lied about the content of their conversations. In the end, it turned out that no such tapes existed, and Trump had to climb down from his bluff when Democrats on congressional committees began demanding subpoenas to get the recordings.

It’s not that independently recording interviews would necessarily be a bad idea, but given Trump’s extemporaneous rhetoric and lack of discipline, it might be better to leave things as ambiguous as possible. In this case, though, Trump doesn’t actually deny that he criticized May, but just that the Sun didn’t include his otherwise supportive statements to go along with them. And by the way, the Sun has already produced the audio of the Trump comments they reported, although perhaps they might decide to release the whole thing.

Trump felt bad enough that he apologized to May this morning for the embarrassment — a rare event for Trump — but May shrugged it off with “it’s only the press.” However, Trump returned to the same point he raised in the Sun interview, noting that May didn’t take his advice because it was “too harsh,” but that she might still get “tough” later on Brexit:

Ahem. Not sure that helps with the “fake news” allegation, but Trump also endorsed May’s judgment on Brexit. No matter what she decides, Trump says, she has his support:

At least we got all this on tape. This time.

All of this, however, misses one important point. As the reporter notes in the first clip, Trump might have embarrassed May with his comments on bilateral trade talks with the UK and Brexit, but he’s also correct about them. May emphasized that he and May will still work on an “ambitious US-UK free trade agreement” that will fit within the Chequers compromise, but the mechanism for that seems as ambiguous as the compromise’s prospects with the EU. Unless the UK and EU come to terms on a soft Irish border, Brexit will either have to be hard or postponed indefinitely. Only one of those allows for bilateral trade agreements with the UK, and the other potentially sets fire to Northern Ireland all over again. It’s a mess, and that’s not Donald Trump’s fault.

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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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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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