Neil Cavuto: So you’re convinced there was more than one individual?
Michael Caputo: Absolutely, mostly because I was approached as well. But this time, what’s remarkable here to my approach is it happened in the first week of May in 2016. Very far off the timeline very far off the timeline that the Mueller investigation and others are trying to hold to when the investigation into the Trump campaign actually began.
Neil Cavuto: So when you say May of 2016 you have the discovery of somebody penetrating the campaign or what?
Michael Caputo: Actually I was approached by an intermediary who had been talking to a government official, a former government official who told him that they had Hillary Clinton related emails at that government organization.
Dershowitz faced off against CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin regarding the FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
“I have to tell you, if this had happened to Hillary Clinton, the ACLU would be jumping up and down the way they did when I was on the board of the ACLU, when undercover agents were put into the anti-war movement, into Civil Rights movement,” Dershowitz said.
He added that “civil libertarians are generally a little bit suspicious when undercover agents go ‘just to ask questions.’ And I think we as civil libertarians ought to be suspicious of this. Allay our suspicions, and then we’ll be fine,.”
Toobin asserted that “this was a legitimate investigation” and Dershowitz shot him down saying that he does not actually know that.
“You have no evidence that it wasn’t,” Toobin said.
“Let’s find out,” Dershowitz fired back.
Dershowitz went on to remind CNN that when agents were sent in to spy on Martin Luther King Jr. they claimed that it was to protect him.
“They always say they’re doing it to protect the good people from the bad people,” Dershowitz said.
Remember back when Obama claimed that he wasn't meddling in the US election by illegally using the FBI despite on the candidate of the opposing party?
Now we know that that was a lie but here he is telling reporters in Germany that the United States does not spy on its citizens or listen to their phone calls by using the NSA. Which we now know was complete and utter BS!
Remember back when Obama claimed that he wasn't meddling in the US election by illegally using the FBI despite on the candidate of the opposing party?
Now we know that that was a lie but here he is telling then candidate Trump to "stop whining".
A number of media outlets are pushing back at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for limiting the reporters allowed to cover part of its chemical summit on Tuesday — including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event.
Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press and E&E News were among a group of journalists barred from attending a two-day-long event kicked off at EPA headquarters Tuesday morning.
While a handful of reporters from publications including The Hill were personally invited to attend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's opening remarks and the first section of the panel, other outlets not invited were not allowed to attend the National Leadership Summit on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), hazardous chemicals linked to cancer.
Media representatives in attendance included those from Politico, The Wall Street Journal and CBS.
In the weeks since the Kilauea volcano began belching lava into Hawaii's residential areas, the fiery flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. But authorities fear its destructive reach could ravage at least two more cornerstones of the state: its power supply and, a little less tangibly, its all-important tourism industry.
On Monday evening local time, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency announced that lava from nearby fissures had begun to encroach on the southern edge of a significant source of the Big Island's power, the Puna Geothermal Venture.
The plant harvests hot liquid and steam from underground wells to drive turbine generators for electricity, which is then sold to the state's utility.
Another risk, besides the loss of power, rests in what might happen if the lava overcomes the state's protective measures: "There's a steam release, there's many chemicals, but primarily the critical factor would be hydrogen sulfide, a very deadly gas," Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency chief, Tom Travis, told reporters Monday night.
"County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities," the civil defense agency said in its alert. "Ten of the eleven wells have been quenched. Efforts are ongoing to make sure the site is secure and the community is kept safe."
A pair of lovers were caught having sex by a priest beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in the borough on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Police Chief Tommy Boyd.
Anthony Michael Getchius, 43, of Newark and Noelle Marie Smart, 48, of Jersey City, were each charged with lewdness for the alleged copulation in what authorities described as “a sacred area” on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Grant Avenue.
The incident took place in a secluded garden located between the church and the rectory, Boyd said. Visit the scene of the alleged incident in the video above.
Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren was doused with water by a woman while she was having brunch with her mother in a Minneapolis restaurant on Sunday.
Video footage of the incident shows an unidentified woman flinging a cup of water at Lahren and her mother as they were leaving the rooftop of UNION Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.
The clip appears to have been recorded on Snapchat. It includes the captions ‘Lol’ as well as an emoji showing hysterical laughing.
The caption on the bottom of the screen reads: ‘Throws a drink on Tomi Lahren hahahaha.’
Beneath that caption reads: ‘Thanks for the screenshots I did it lol.’
Another video shows Lahren confronting the woman and the group she was with at the restaurant.
With her mother, Trudy, standing beside her, Lahren gets into a heated exchange with the woman.
Dozens of undocumented immigrants were found packed in a trailer along a Texas highway near the Mexico border late Tuesday, according to authorities.
State police stopped the truck near the border town of Raymondville at around 10 p.m., officials said.
Inside, police found a stash of 90 people, two of whom were rushed to a local hospital, according to Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres said.
“Historically, of course, it’s true, that through Facebook and other forms of social media there is no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian elections could ever possibly have happened. It was social media that allowed people to get round the back of mainstream media.”
“Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to, I don’t know. But what is absolutely true is that since January of this year, you’ve changed your modus operandi, you’ve changed your algorithms, and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those who have got right-of-center political opinions.
Four chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America are joining the Poor People’s Campaign to protest on the Capitol steps.
Those groups and their allies—including Multnomah County Democrats, Portland Association of Teachers, Jobs With Justice, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Portland’s Resistance, and Portland Tenants United—are unhappy about the governor’s plan to extend an existing tax break for small businesses to some sole proprietorships.
“Our tone deaf Governor is having a special session to expand tax breaks for the wealthy and continue class war on working people across this state,” said Emily Golden-Fields, co-chair of Portland Democratic Socialists of America, in a statement. “We say enough is enough!”
People of Damascus suburb that was under ISIS control captured ISIS terrorist hiding after the area was cleansed of the terrorist group by the Syrian army
A married couple was arrested after the body of a 5-year-old girl was found in a Sacramento storage unit, officials said Friday.
Tyler Anderson, 23, was arrested Wednesday and booked into Sacramento County Jail, Reno police said. Averyauna Anderson, 23, was arrested Wednesday in Reno and booked into Washoe County Jail.
Tyler Anderson agreed to be extradited to Reno during a Monday court appearance in Sacramento.
Investigators found that sometime within the last two weeks, the 5-year-old girl died inside Tyler and Averyauna’s Reno apartment, Reno police said. According to police, the 5-year-old was Tyler Anderson’s daughter.
Within days of the girl’s death, the couple rented a vehicle and drove the child’s body from Reno to a Sacramento U-haul facility, police said.
Late Tuesday night, Sacramento officers were called to the storage facility in the 1800 block of Glenrose Avenue, where they found the girl’s body.
Sacramento investigators found the storage unit belonged to the Reno couple and began a joint investigation with the Reno Police Department.
The girl’s cause of death is unknown. However, Reno police said, “investigators determined the child had been severely neglected prior to her death.”
A man from Michigan, US risked his life in an armed robbery attempt.
Russia will deploy pioneering military technology to prevent terrorists using drones to drop bombs on World Cup stadiums.
The equipment, pictured here for the first time, has been war-tested in Ukraine and Syria.
Drones are an effective way of landing explosives on targets, warned anti-terror chiefs.
Leaving nothing to chance, the FSB - Russia's security service - has ordered dozens of no-flight zones around stadiums and training facilities at the World Cup, which kicks off next month.
Army chief Valery Gerasimov has issued orders to set up jamming stations outside the 12 stadiums that would make remotely operating a drone impossible.
A millennial who has been living rent-free for the last decade has been ordered to move out after his own parents took him to court.
The couple were forced to take drastic action after 30-year-old Michael Rotondo refused to leave their upstate New York home or get a job - claiming he was 'too busy' to find work.
In extraordinary courtroom video footage, he can be heard arguing that he should be granted a six-month notice period before being forced to go.
But State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood disagreed and told him he must pack his bags and leave Christina and Mark Rotondo's home near Syracuse in New York state.
A Brazilian murderer died after suffocating in a 230ft-long escape tunnel he had dug from his prison cell toilet, it was reported today.
Judson Cunha Evangelista, 26, had spent months carving the tunnel, and had managed to dig all the way past the perimeter wall of the jail in Boa Vista, northern Brazil.
However, shortly before he was able to dig himself out, he is believed to have suffered an acute lack of oxygen, and despite making it back to his cell, he died soon after.
Heroic bystanders use quick-wits to dramatically catch boy falling six storeys suing bedsheets during a heart-racing incident in China
The Russian Ministry of Defense shared footage of a powerful and successful submarine missile test in the White Sea. The submarine SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy successfully tested four Bulava missiles.
An investigation has been launched after workers were secretly filmed violently abusing pigs at a farm owned by one of Britain's biggest producers.
Campaign group Animal Equality released horrific footage of the animals being kicked in the head, jabbed with pitchforks and hit with gates.
Four workers at Fir Tree pig farm in Lincolnshire, have since been sacked and the the video has been passed to the RSPCA and government to investigate.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother's campaign.
Karen is in charge of a "slate mailer" operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters' federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.
A candidate pays Citizens for Waters from their own political committees for her endorsement. If a candidate that she endorses does not directly pay her campaign committee, they must credit their own committee with in-kind contributions from Waters.
The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an "official sample ballot" and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters' campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements.
Kamala Harris, the former Democratic attorney general of California who last November won a seat in the U.S. Senate, gave Citizens for Waters $30,000 to appear on the endorsement mailers this past election cycle. Harris previously paid Waters' campaign committee $28,000 in 2010 to appear on the mailers as she was running for attorney general.
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe appeared on CNN’s New Day to discuss his new book, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, and the #Resistance Twitter influencer warned Democrats against throwing down the impeachment card too hastily.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo noted that Tribe’s book “comes with a note of political caution,” that “Democrats shouldn’t be rushing down the road of impeachment.”
Tribe explained that the impeachment is not about “garden variety crime,” but “abusing the authority that we give to high officials like the president.” The professor went on to give examples of offenses that Trump could commit that would not constitute crimes, but would be impeachable, including failing to protect the country in favor of enriching himself personally.
“But it will be available only if we don’t use it loosely, and ring the bell every time something looks amiss,” Tribe said. “You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power. You can’t use it over and over again against the same president.”
“If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill,” Tribe said. “And that requires an overwhelming majority of a bipartisan kind. Otherwise you’re just going to nick the guy, and make him feel empowered and vindicated.”
If Americans give the House of Representatives back to the Democratic Party this November, one of first things that will happen is the impeachment of President Trump, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday.
"There’s a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment” brought against Trump, Rep. Green said. “Here is a point that I think is salient, and one that ought to be referenced. Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment. This is not something the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership. It’s something every member has the right and privilege of doing.”
Rep. Green, who has been one of the most vocal proponents of impeaching Trump, made the comments during an appearance on CSPAN. Here's a transcript:
ECHEVARRIA: “If Democrats take back the House in November, what is the likelihood that Speaker Nancy Pelosi bring up an impeachment charge?”
GREEN: “I’ll let Speaker Pelosi address her actions. But here is a point that I think is salient and one that ought to be referenced. Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment. This is not something that the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership. It is something that every member has the right and privilege of doing. I am not sure that there will be members who are going to wait for someone else if that someone else, doesn’t matter who it is, is declining to do it. We can all do it. And I think there is a good likelihood there will be Articles of Impeachment.”
ECHEVARRIA: “Have you heard directly from the Minority Leader about these efforts of yours, specifically asking you to stop or hold back? Anything along that line?”
GREEN: “Well, I don’t think you have to ask me what I’ve heard. If you have read publications, it is intuitively obvious to perhaps even the most casual observer that she and I are in different places on this. I respect her position.”
The organization that sells baby parts to the highest bidder is fighting tooth and nail to keep taxpayer dollars flowing into their abortion mills. For far too many years now, we’ve been listening to the left tell us that Planned Parenthood is primarily about providing “health care” to low-income families, and that abortion is just a minor part of their business. Now that President Trump is talking about taking away taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood uses to extinguish the lives of unborn babies while promising to keep the funding for health care for low-income women intact, Planned Parenthood supporters are still crying foul.
Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said “if people don’t support abortion, they don’t have to have one” in response Friday to those opposed to Planned Parenthood receiving federal funding.
The Trump administration is set to announce the resurrection of a Reagan-era rule denying federal funding to clinics that discuss abortion with patients or share space with abortion providers.
Richards blasted the decision during an NPR interview as a “gag” rule that will destroy trust between patients and doctors, arguing women won’t get all the information they deserve about their pregnancies.
“Can you respond to the basic assertion being made there, that some people are profoundly morally opposed to abortion and they just don’t want the federal government to have anything to do with it, so just cut it off,” NPR host Steve Inskeep asked. “Set it to the side. Why not?” –WFB
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell discussed how the Obama administration meddled in foreign elections. Lou Dobbs.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation began as opposition research helped by the Clinton Foundation and needs to end, former Clinton confidant Mark Penn argued Monday.
Writing for The Hill, Penn blasted the investigation on the Trump campaign.
"They started by telling the story of Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat, as having remembered a bar conversation with George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. But how did the FBI know they should talk to him?" Penn wrote.
"That's left out of their narrative. Downer's signature appears on a $25 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation. You don't need much imagination to figure that he was close with Clinton Foundation operatives who relayed information to the State Department, which then called the FBI to complete the loop. This wasn't intelligence. It was likely opposition research from the start."
Penn also alleged that high-ranking officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI conspired to let Hillary Clinton off the hook regarding her use of a private email system while she was secretary of state.
"At this point, there is little doubt that the highest echelons of the FBI and the Justice Department broke their own rules to end the Hillary Clinton 'matter,' but we can expect the inspector general to document what was done or, more pointedly, not done," Penn wrote.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN's Don Lemon Thursday night that the president's claim that the Obama administration spied on his campaign is "hyperbole" but if it is true, it is a "good thing."
"They [the Obama admin's FBI] may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign, but, you know, the focus here... is not on the campaign, per se, but what the Russians were doing," Clapper said.
But if there was an intelligence agent "observing" the Trump campaign's interactions with Russia, "that's a good thing because the Russians posed a threat to the very basis of our political system."
"I think it's hugely dangerous if someone like that is exposed," Clapper said of the yet-unnamed spy inside the Trump campaign.
At the same time Thursday night, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova was telling FNC's Tucker Carlson a different side of the story: "We have learned that the crimes were committed by the FBI, senior members of the Department of Justice, John Brennan, Mr. [James] Clapper, Mr. [James] Comey and others associated with the Democratic Party... And Donald Trump and his associates committed no crimes."
CLAPPER: “No, it isn’t a lie. I’m sorry. It isn’t a lie. I was thinking about something else, another program. I can get into all the technical details. He was asking about the metadata program and the euphemistic way he asked about it, I didn’t break code. I was thinking of another program that we had just gotten renewed, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. By the way, had I been on the same page with him and understood what he was asking me, I would have still been in a bad place because at the time that program was classified. And just on the face of it, trotting up the Hill testifying for 20 or 25 years, dozens of hearings, hundreds of questions and always tried to answer them straight. But gee, just for a change of pace, I think I’ll lie on this one question and by the way, do it on live television in front of one of my oversight committees. Really? No. So I made a mistake, but I didn’t lie.”
“The White House is not yet fully informed regarding to the extent to which intelligence was collected on the Trump campaign. There’s additional information that House investigators have collected. We need to make sure the White House gets appropriately informed about that because it will not be enough to have Rod Rosenstein and others at the Justice Department investigate themselves,” Gaetz said.
At least one additional government "informant" attempted to infiltrate the Trump campaign under President Barack Obama, former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo revealed exclusively on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night.
"Let me tell you something that I know for a fact," Caputo told host Laura Ingraham. "This informant, this person that they tried to plant into the campaign -- and even into the administration, if you believe Axios -- he's not the only person who came at the campaign. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign.
"I know because they came at me," Caputo added. "And I'm looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning."
Axios has reported that the suspected FBI informant in the Trump campaign was recommended for a senior post in the Trump administration.
"When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits," Caputo told Ingraham, referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
HUCKABEE: "I think it’s a wonderful idea. They will create a whole series of fictional content based on all the things that President Obama did to earn the Nobel Peace Prize. So it is going to be an extensive series of fiction that he will be able to tout the things that justified his getting a Nobel Peace Prize two weeks into his presidency, because it was based on all the things he was going to do. And since he didn’t do those things, now we’re going to be able to see this series. It will be bigger than 'House of Cards.'"
Republican congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. said that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is running the state "into the sewer" after a bill was proposed to give health care to illegal immigrants.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D), who wrote the bill, said that "California has never waited for the federal government ... to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues." The bill would expand Medicaid, which covers children regardless of immigration status, to cover adult illegal immigrants as well.
"I completely disagree with the way Jerry Brown has been running this state," Sabato Jr. said. "He's running it into the water, into the sewer."
He called the bill "completely unconstitutional" and said California "will look like Venezuela" if it passes.