Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that he’s outraged that Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has chosen former Obama administration attorney David Kris to oversee reforms to the FISA warrant process.
During an appearance on President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Nunes slammed the appointment of Kris, who in the past had written articles that were highly critical of Nunes and his attempts to claim Trump had been framed by the FBI.
“One of the worst people that you could find in the Swamp!” Nunes fumed.
“Unbelievable!” concurred co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Nunes has been sulking about Kris’s appointment for days now, as he lashed out at the former assistant attorney general for national security during a Sunday morning Fox News interview as well.
“Of all the people in the swamp… this is the guy that you come up with?” Nunes said. “The guy that was accusing me of federal crimes? The guy that was defending the dirty cops at the FBI?… The court must be trying to abolish itself. There is long-term damage.”
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Bill Barr stunt was an ‘in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign’ by DOJ: election law expert
The scandal over the Department of Justice hyping 9 ballots in Pennsylvania as proof of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about voting by mail was an Bill Barr stunt was an "in-kind contribution" an election law expert explained in the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
UC Irvine law and political science professor Rick Hasen explained the scandal in Pennsylvania in a new op-ed.
"The controversy that bubbled up on Thursday over nine mishandled ballots in Luzerne County, Pa., illustrates the danger ahead. Even before the Department of Justice issued its announcement, President Trump and his team were complaining that mail-in ballots from military voters cast for him were being thrown into the trash, a claim fitting into his narrative — unsupported by the facts — that massive voter fraud will be used to take a November victory away from him. ABC News reported that Atty. Gen. William Barr briefed Trump on the case before it was publicly announced," Hasen explained.
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"federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate," the Associated Press reported Friday.
Dennis Quaid to star in Trump’s $300 million ad campaign against COVID ‘despair’: report
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"The health department is moving quickly on a highly unusual advertising campaign to 'defeat despair' about the coronavirus, a $300 million-plus effort that was shaped by a political appointee close to President Donald Trump and executed in part by close allies of the official, using taxpayer funds," Politico's Dan Diamond reported Friday.