Attorney General Bill Barr recently appointed a federal prosecutor to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. But during a Fox News panel on Tuesday, liberal pundit Juan Williams wondered why the origin of the investigation was even in question.
“I’m a little confused. What is the wider scope? Because what everybody says is we are looking for the origin. We know the origin,” he told his co-hosts on “Outnumbered.” He added, “the origins are starkly clear to everybody.”
Williams noted that the FBI had received tips from both Australia and the United Kingdom warning that Russian operatives were trying to influence the Trump campaign and the 2016 elections.
But his co-hosts were adamant that the Department of Justice needed to examine the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling.
“The people that have also been telling us about how the Russia investigation started are also the people that have lied before Congress and not exactly been truthful about all of this,” said co-host Lisa Boothe.
“We also know that the FBI met with Christopher Steele prior to launching operation Crossfire Hurricane and we know that Christopher Steele had already started working on the dossier and had been hired by Fusion GPS. So we don’t actually know exactly how the FBI investigation started. Additionally, I would love to know about what the Obama Administration knew about this.”
“Wait a second — that was afterward,” Williams interrupted.
“No, let me finish… It’s fact. Go look it up,” Boothe shot back.
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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe
On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!
Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper A$AP Rocky
US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.
Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would be treated fairly.
"Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote.
There is no system of bail in Sweden.
Trump said he and Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next 48 hours.
Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have campaigned for the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, to be freed since his arrest on July 3 following the fight on June 30.
The best Civil War movie ever made finally gets its due
On Sunday and on July 24, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are presenting big-screen showings in theaters nationwide of “Glory,” in honor of the 30-year anniversary of its release. The greatest movie ever made about the American Civil War, “Glory” was the first and, with the exception of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the only film that eschewed romanticism to reveal what the war was really about.
The story is told through the eyes of one of the first regiments of African American soldiers. Almost from the time the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the issue of black soldiers in the Union army was hotly debated. On Jan. 1, 1863, as the country faced the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, rapidly accelerating the process of putting black men into federal blue.