Trump shoots down reporter claim NJ club members violating coronavirus guidelines: ‘It’s a peaceful protest’

President Trump dismissed claims Friday evening that members of his New Jersey golf club who attended his press conference were not abiding by state coronavirus guidelines. During the question-and-answer period at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, Washington Post reporter Toluse Olorunnipa challenged Trump’s assertion that the virus is “disappearing.” “We lost 6,000 Americans this week,” Olorunnipa told the president.[…]

KT McFarland dismisses Yates claim Obama, Biden never directed Russia investigation: ‘Somebody did’

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’ claim that former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden or National Security Adviser Susan Rice “did not in any way attempt to direct or influence” the Russia investigation doesn’t hold up, former Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland told “The Story” Wednesday. YATES: COMEY WENT ‘ROGUE’ WITH FLYNN[…]

Trump walks back claim that Beirut explosion was caused by bomb

President Trump on Wednesday hedged his comments from the previous day that the massive explosion in Beirut was caused by a bomb – saying that the blast that left more than 70 dead and thousands injured could have been an accident. “Whatever happened, it is terrible,” Trump said during his daily press briefing at the[…]

CNN airs ‘nah’ graphic rejecting Trump’s claim that he’s tough on Russia

Some of CNN’s anchors have become known for their hostility toward President Trump — and those sentiments have also been reflected in the network’s on-air graphics. On Friday, CNN anchor Brianna Keilar slammed the president’s repeated claim that he is tough on Russia, and her report was accompanied by a chyron at the bottom of[…]

Justice Department lawyers request TRO protecting journalists lifted, claim impostors abuse protections

Justice Department lawyers have asked for courts to lift an order protecting journalists from arrest, claiming that instigators are masquerading as members of the press, according to reports. DOJ lawyers submitted filings on Thursday that called for U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon to lift his temporary restraining order (TRO) that forbids federal authorities from targeting[…]

Andy McCarthy: ‘Absurd’ to claim Trump’s election delay tweet was impeachable offense

Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy said on Friday that it is “absurd” to call an impeachable offense President Trump’s tweet suggesting a delay in the presidential election due to potential voter fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The tweet was very ill-advised. If he wanted to get people talking about the potential of voter fraud then[…]

FBI, DOJ claim errors in FISA court filings did not impact orders

The FBI and the Department of Justice claimed in a Wednesday filing that an investigation of 29 FISA court applications that had been audited by the DOJ inspector general showed that there were no errors that affected how the court ruled. The inspector general’s report, released in March, came after a review of the bureau’s practices[…]

Bombshell accusations by German comedian claim police have ties to death threats from neo-Nazis, far-right extremists

Idil Baydar had gone to the police eight times over death threats she received, and each time they closed her case without doing anything. Now an explosive claim suggests police had links to the death threats she faced. The 45-year-old German comedian, who is of Turkish descent, said the threats began about a year and eight months[…]