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Daily Bellwether -> SC Rep. Trey Gowdy Tapped for House Oversight Chairman

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Comey: Lynch Asked Him to Call Clinton Investigation
'a matter'

Comey: Lynch Asked Him to Call Clinton Investigation ‘a matter’

Former FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to describe the bureau’s inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s private email server “a matter,” and not an investigation. “At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead, to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey said, according to the transcript provided by Politico. “That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re too close this case credibly.” He said this discussion is what prompted him to … Read More

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Accused Leaker Wanted to 'burn the White House
down'

Accused Leaker Wanted to ‘burn the White House down’

The woman accused of leaking classified information once wrote she wanted “to burn the White House Down…find somewhere in Kurdistan to live,” prompting prosecutors on Thursday to argue she would flee the country if she was released on bond. Reality Winner appeared before a judge in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday who ordered her to remain jailed until her trial. Prosecutors argued that the 25-year-old might try to flee the U.S. if she was released on bond. They added that Winner wrote in her notebook alleged plans to set the White House on fire, travel to Afghanistan and pledge her allegiance to the Taliban, … Read More

The Six Most Important Revelations from the Comey
Hearing

The Six Most Important Revelations from the Comey Hearing

Trump supporters, swamp dwellers, and Americans from all walks of life had their eyes glued to coverage of the testimony by former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning. The hearing was treated like a major sporting event by D.C. locals, who lined up to gain entrance to local establishments for standing-room-only viewing parties. As coverage and responses to Comey’s testimony continue to unfold, we’ve gathered together six of the most important revelations from the hearing. One thing is for sure, Comey’s testimony was anything but boring. 1) Trump was not under investigation by the FBI … Read More

Trump Calls for Rebuilding Transportation Systems,
Blasts Democrats as Obstructionist

Trump Calls for Rebuilding Transportation Systems, Blasts Democrats as Obstructionist

Standing on the banks of the Ohio River, President Trump pledged Wednesday to rebuild America’s waterway transportation system and took a swipe at Democrats for failing to support his efforts. Saying Americans “deserve the best infrastructure anywhere in the world,” the president promoted his $1-trillion plan to rebuild roads, bridges, and canals with a direct investment of $200 billion from the federal government. “It’s time to rebuild our country, to bring back our jobs, to restore our dreams,” Mr. Trump said. The president blasted congressional Democrats, accusing them of blocking his plans at every turn. … Read More

 

SC Rep. Trey Gowdy Tapped for House Oversight
Chairman

SC Rep. Trey Gowdy Tapped for House Oversight Chairman

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, who led a two-year investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is set to take over leadership of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The House Republican Steering Committee on Thursday recommended Gowdy for the chairmanship, replacing Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is leaving Congress at the end of the month. Gowdy beat out Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell. The full House Republican conference is expected to confirm the choice next week. Gowdy, 52, a former federal prosecutor, led the Benghazi inquiry that focused on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was an outspoken critic of the Obama … Read More

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