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WH on why Kelly made a face when Trump blasted Germany this morning: He didn’t like the breakfast

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The easy answer when asked why Kelly seemed irritated during Trump’s broadside at the Germans would have been, “He wasn’t. You’re misinterpreting his facial expressions to serve your own anti-Trump agenda.” Which would have been a plausible response. Watch the clip below and you’ll see that there’s nothing *so* obviously disdainful of Trump in Kelly’s mien that it couldn’t have been shrugged off.

What’s interesting and sort of newsy is how lame the actual White House response is.

Typically, when people are “involved in a persuasive effort together,” those in nonspeaking roles will gaze at the person who is talking, occasionally nod to reinforce what they are saying and then look at those on the opposite side of the table to convey a sense of unity, Civiello said. In contrast, she said, Kelly looks away from the table and at the ceiling but rarely at Trump or at the NATO representatives across from him.

“Kelly looks like he wants to be anywhere but where he is,” Civiello said…

In a statement to The Post, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “[Kelly] was displeased because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese.”

A farcical non-answer like that is as close as Sanders can get to admitting that Kelly was annoyed with what Trump said and that she’s not going to bother pretending otherwise. Which makes me think Kelly’s in his final days as chief and everyone around him knows it. He’s three weeks away from the anniversary of his becoming chief of staff, in fact. Reports have been bubbling for months that he’s been sidelined in the job and for weeks that he’s all but checked out, just killing time until he departs one way or another. The clip suggests he’s in DGAF mode at this point, if you know what that stands for, and if that’s the case then he must be close to the end. And so the White House’s press shop isn’t going to bother defending him anymore.

The Journal reported on June 28th that Kelly could be gone within a week. That didn’t happen, but my guess is that he and Trump already have some understanding that he’ll be gone around the 31st, marking one year on the job. Then we sit and wait for a year or so until the inevitable tell-all is published. All signs point to Kelly making the West Wing under Trump sound like a Bosch painting.

What you’re about to see in the clip, I think, is what Ed described this morning in noting Pompeo’s weirdly discordant pro-NATO tweet. The administration is clearly divided between a Russia-friendly, NATO-skeptic president and … pretty much everyone who works for him, all of whom are Russia-skeptic and NATO-friendly to various degrees. “The president thinks he can be friends with Putin,” H.R. McMaster reportedly told friends while he was NSA, adding, “I don’t know why, or why he would want to be.” If there’s anyone in the inner circle who disagrees with that I’d be curious to know who. The only difference among Trump aides seems to be the degree to which they’re willing to signal their disagreements about NATO and Russia with Trump. Some, like the new guy Bolton, are lying low despite a long history of Russia skepticism. Others, like Pompeo, have decided to sound off occasionally in favor of NATO or against Russia without acknowledging Trump at all, as if they’re part of a parallel administration. And then you have the guys on their way out like Kelly who have nothing left to lose by communicating their disdain. By this time next year it’ll probably be Bolton who’s eyeing the exits and grimacing at meetings.

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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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