GOP Senators ‘Increasingly Concerned’ Surveillance of Trump Associates Began Earlier Than Previously Known

Two Republican senators dramatically expanded their request for so-called Obama administration unmasking records on Tuesday, saying in a letter to the U.S. government’s top spy chief that they are “increasingly concerned” that surveillance of Trump campaign aides began earlier than the FBI has previously acknowledged.

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Grassley Suspects ‘Deep State’ Is Responsible for Delay in FISA Abuse Report

Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley expressed frustration Monday at a months-long delay in the release of the Justice Department inspector general’s report on possible FBI surveillance abuse against the Trump campaign, questioning whether the “deep state” has somehow slowed the release of the document.

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GOP Senators Ask Intelligence Community’s IG About Classified Leaks of Whistleblower Complaint

Two Republican senators are asking the intelligence community’s inspector general whether he is investigating leaks of classified details of the whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump, as well as leaks for news stories published about the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Commentary: Democrats, Republicans and Canada Team Up to Deny Trump Trade Victory on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

by Robert Romano   Congressional Democrats are threatening to derail the new U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that is supposed to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying that enforcement of Mexican labor provisions in the deal are inadequate. Under the new deal, Mexico would recognize the right…

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Grassley Sends The White House a Warning on Immigration

by Jason Hopkins   Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley warned the Trump administration to end its purge of top immigration officials, arguing that the changes risk destabilizing the Department of Homeland Security. “The president has to have some stability and particularly with the number one issue that he’s made for…

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Grassley: Mueller Team Mischaracterized Trump Campaign Emails in Court Filing

by Chuck Ross   The special counsel’s office fed “speculation and innuendo” about possible collusion with Russia by withholding key details from emails cited in a court filing in the case of former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, a top Republican senator alleged in a newly released letter. “The public deserves…

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Commentary: The Costs of Presidential Candor

by Victor Davis Hanson   Predictably, Donald Trump was attacked both by the establishment and the media as “crude,” “in-presidential,” and “gratuitous” for a recent series of blunt and graphic statements on a variety of current policies. Oddly, the implied charge this time around was not that Trump makes up…

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