Update: Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for director of national intelligence

Update: Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for director of national intelligence

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2019 Rep. John Ratcliffe will not be the next Director of National Intelligence, President Donald Trump said in an Aug. 2 tweet. Trump said Ratcliffe withdrew after realizing how difficult his Senate confirmation process would be. The president tweeted: “I explained to John how miserable it would be for him […]

‘Right people’ strongly oppose selection of John Ratcliffe to head up U.S. intel

‘Right people’ strongly oppose selection of John Ratcliffe to head up U.S. intel

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2019 President Donald Trump’s choice of Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has “all the right people gnashing their teeth,” a columnist noted. Democrats and many corporate media pundits don’t want Ratcliffe taking over as DNI. Why? Following are clues: Ratcliffe, Texas Republican, […]

Mueller’s day off: Congress members lecture him on basics of law; Was he on Xanax?

Mueller’s day off: Congress members lecture him on basics of law; Was he on Xanax?

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2019 Pretty much from the get-go in his testimony before Congress on July 24, Robert Mueller was shaky to say the least. Democrats were puzzled. Republicans pounced. The head of an investigation which took more than two years and cost U.S. taxpayers tens of millions of dollars seemed clueless about […]

Michael Cohen explains Trump’s golf business to Democrats: No need for ‘Russian money’

Michael Cohen explains Trump’s golf business to Democrats: No need for ‘Russian money’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2019 Michael Cohen, former attorney and real estate adviser to President Donald Trump, told the House Intelligence Committee that he is unaware of any Russian money being involved in Trump Organization enterprises. The committee on May 20 released transcripts of Cohen’s two days of testimony in February and March. The […]

Page testimony: U.S. Justice Department ordered FBI not to prosecute Clinton

Page testimony: U.S. Justice Department ordered FBI not to prosecute Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2019 House Judiciary Committee Republicans on March 12 released transcripts from a closed-door session last summer in which FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted the FBI was ordered by the Obama Department of Justice not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. Rep. John Ratcliffe, Texas […]

Comey suffered memory lapses in Friday’s testimony but recalled key talking points

Comey suffered memory lapses in Friday’s testimony but recalled key talking points

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2018 Former FBI Director James Comey seemed to suffer memory loss on several occasions during closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 7 and at times struggled with simple questions on FBI procedure, according to a transcript from the meeting. Under questioning by Republicans on the committee, Comey […]

Lisa Page, unlike Strzok, testifies that their texts ‘mean exactly what they say’

Lisa Page, unlike Strzok, testifies that their texts ‘mean exactly what they say’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2018 In closed-door congressional testimony, FBI lawyer Lisa Page often contradicted colleague and lover Peter Strzok, a Republican congressman said. Strzok, in testimony last week, denied there was anti-Trump bias in texts he exchanged with Page, including one promising to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. Page, however, testified that […]

Text-gate: Missing messages from 5 critical months; Gowdy challenges FBI’s objectivity

Text-gate: Missing messages from 5 critical months; Gowdy challenges FBI’s objectivity

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2018 Republican lawmakers are demanding explanations from the FBI after newly-released text messages between a pair of anti-Trump FBI agents referenced a “secret society” being formed to derail then President-elect Donald Trump. Also troubling are missing text messages from 5 critical months. “The day after the election … there is […]