Growing body of evidence James Comey lied to Congress

Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that former FBI Director James Comey lied when he told Congress that the FBI and the Justice Department were not coordinating on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Meadows, R-N.C., said on Fox News that his staff has more texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that show signs of coordination.

"We know because we have a number of documents, a growing body of evidence," to suggest Comey may have lied about that coordination. "Not only was that false, but we know that over and over again now, we have emails that would suggest that that testimony was false and at best misled the American public, at worst was lying to Congress," he said.

"And here we are today with emails, text messages, that says that even the 'no coordination' message that Director Comey put out on that infamous day in July was actually suggested by the Department of Justice," Meadows added.

Comey said in July 2016 that there was no coordination between the FBI and the Justice Department. But Fox News host Brian Kilmeade read out one of the texts from Strzok to Page that said the timing of Comey's announcement "looks like hell" and "will appear choreographed."

Meadows said that text is interesting, but said there are others as well.

"There's even another email from the Department of Justice that would indicate ... on how to articulate the exoneration of Hillary Clinton," Meadows said.

He said the emails also suggest that the Department of Justice suggested edits to some of the FBI's work.

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Fox News’ Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity’s Cohen Claim

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“He can’t have it both ways,” says Andrew Napolitano.

Fox News host Sean Hannity’s legal claim is getting torn to pieces on his own network. 

On Monday, Hannity was revealed as the “mystery client” of Michael Cohen, the personal attorney to President Donald Trump who is now embroiled in a federal investigation. 

Hannity claimed he never hired Cohen but also insisted he had a right to privacy in his conversations with him under attorney-client privilege.

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, isn’t buying it.

“I love him and, you know, I’ve worked with him for 20 years,” Napolitano said Tuesday. “He can’t have it both ways.” 

He told “Outnumbered Overtime” host Harris Faulkner: 

“If he was a client, then his confidential communications to Mr. Cohen are privileged. If Mr. Cohen was never his lawyer, then nothing that he said to Mr. Cohen is privileged.”

Hannity had also claimed he “may have” paid Cohen $10 to get that privilege, a strategy that is often used as a plot device on shows such as “Breaking Bad.” 

But Napolitano said it doesn’t work that way in the real world.  

“I must tell you that that is a myth,” Napolitano said. “The attorney-client privilege requires a formal relationship reduced to writing for a specific legal purpose,” 

“So anything that is there regarding Sean Hannity can be revealed?” Faulkner asked.

“In my view, yes,” Napolitano said.

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Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

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Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.

George H.W. Bush, her husband of 73 years, issued a statement that praised his wife as a “proponent of family literacy,” and noted that she is survived by 5 children, 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a brother.

In a written statement released by the White House, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump said they “join the nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush.”

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Albuquerque Just Made it Harder to Deport Illegal Immigrants

The lawmakers in Albuquerque, N.M. apparently have no interest in the rule of law. In a 6-3 vote, the city council barred immigration officials who do not have a warrant from going into city-operated areas to detain illegal immigrants.

Albuquerque’s majority-Democratic council voted 6-3 in favor of a measure to prevent federal immigration officials from entering city-operated areas, including a prisoner transport center, without a warrant.

In a televised meeting, the council also barred city workers, including police, from collecting information on peoples’ immigration status and prohibited local tax dollars from being spent on federal immigration law enforcement. (Reuters)

These measures are underlined by a Pew Research study showing New Mexico has one of the highest levels of illegal immigrants in the country, Reuters reports.

The Trump administration and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have been confronted by city and state officials across the country refusing to cooperate. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed to sue the Department of Justice for announcing they'd strip grant money from any jurisdictions acting as sanctuary cities. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was part of an effort to prepare schools to resist ICE if they show up at their doors. 

Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the rebellion has been in California. Libby Schaaf, the mayor of Oakland, infamously warned the illegal immigrants in her community about an upcoming raid in the area in the next 24 hours, allowing hundreds of individuals to flee - and, in a few cases, commit more crimes. The DOJ is currently considering what legal action to take against her.

The most recent politician to try and stall Trump's anti-illegal immigration agenda is Gov. Jerry Brown, who announced his intention to place limits on Trump's order to send the National Guard to the border.

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Identity Of Michael Cohen’s ‘Mystery’ Client Revealed As Sean Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed Monday to be one of Michael Cohen's recent clients.

Trump’s personal lawyer once represented the Fox News host, according to Cohen’s lawyer.

ichael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has also represented Fox News’ Sean Hannity, a court hearing revealed Monday.

Cohen’s lawyers exposed the identity of Cohen’s previously unnamed client in a courtroom in New York after a federal judge ordered them to do so.

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Michael Cohen's previously unnamed third client is SEAN HANNITY. 

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Cohen appeared in court Monday as part of a federal investigation into his business and financial dealings. The FBI raided his office last week, seizing documents related to payments he made to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, and another woman Trump has been accused of having a sexual relationship with in the past. 

Clifford sat in on Cohen’s hearing with her lawyer Michael Avenatti on Monday.

Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, arrives at the United States District Court for th YANA PASKOVA VIA GETTY IMAGES Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, arrives at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for a hearing related to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney.

In a court filing Monday morning, Cohen’s lawyers argued that Cohen should not be required to identify his clients. Cohen had at least 10 clients between 2017 and 2018, Reuters reported, and he did “traditional legal tasks” for three of them, including Trump, former Repu

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