White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, where she suggested that FBI officials were criminals for conducting surveillance on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“Look, I’m not going to get ahead of the [Inspector General’s] report but I think just like most Americans we all want to know why did this start in the first place and why were they spying on the Trump campaign?” she said.
“It seems like a gross overreach and we would like answers. We think the attorney general is doing a great job. We’re glad he is looking at the other side and the origins where all these things started. It’s a completely insane process that’s taken place. If anything, it looks like if there was ever any crime committed it was probably at the beginning when this whole thing began.”
Attorney General William Barr recently assigned federal prosecutor John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.
The US has a history of testing biological weapons on the public – were infected ticks used too?
The House of Representatives has instructed the Pentagon to disclose whether it used ticks to infect the American public with Lyme disease between 1950 and 1975. The allegation comes from Chris Smith, the Republican representative for New Jersey. A long-standing campaigner on Lyme disease, Smith says the claims are from a new book about the illness and the man who discovered it – a bioweapons scientist called Willy Burgdofer.
What drove the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer into Al Franken denialism?
The defenders of Sen. Al Franken are perhaps the single most embarrassing group of allegedly progressive people in the Democratic coalition. Franken, who resigned from the Senate in January 2018, was accused by eight different women of sexual impropriety. Most of these accusations were both serious and credible, in that the women making them were mostly liberals who had no apparent reason to lie about Franken's behavior toward them. Despite this, Franken's defenders are married to the delusional belief that it's all just a frame-up and that if he'd had "due process" in the form of a Senate ethics investigation (run by Republicans, who control that chamber) he would have somehow managed to prove this.
Rush Limbaugh argues Kamala Harris and Barack Obama can’t be considered African-American
In a clip captured by Media Matters for America, Limbaugh can be heard using a mocking tone to describe Harris and Obama — as well as Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. — as people who want to be "victims" so they depict Trump as "this big man bully."
"And by the way, can somebody explain to me how Kamala Harris is an African-American?" Limbaugh asks. "Her father is Jamaican and her mother is Indian. How does that equal African-American? Same thing with Barack Obama. Obama's not African-American, he doesn't have any history here [inaudible] any of that stuff. And Rashida Tlaib is Palestinian, for crying out -- that'd be like calling a Jewish person a person of color. How is Rashida Tlaib a person of color? She's not! This is all about making them victims. It's all about making them appear to be 'Just little people trying to save themselves and save their country and this big man bully, this guy Trump comes along and squashes on them and steps on them and it's all because he doesn't like...' It's absurd!"