Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Friday, December 1, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.
Trump’s Sunday Morning Tweet
In an early morning tweet today, two days after Gen. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Trump insists that he never asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn. The president, who fired Flynn as his national security adviser, is also reiterating that there was “absolutely no collusion” with Russia and is again describing the media reporting as a “Russia Witch Hunt.”
ABC News Suspends Brian Ross
ABC’s Brian Ross put forth an explosive report Friday, claiming that Donald Trump was still a candidate when he ordered Michael Flynn to make contact with Russia. Ross’ report and its implication of collusion sent shock waves through Washington and Wall Street, where stock markets plunged. But, as Emily Litella used to say … never mind! It turns out that Trump had already won the election when he made that request, which is not at all unusual for a president-elect. ABC News has admitted it badly botched the report and has suspended Ross for four weeks.
Mueller Team Had Trump-Hating FBI Official
Robert Mueller’s investigative staff included Peter Strzok, who exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. Fox News is now reporting that Strzok also took part in the FBI’s bizarre and unrecorded interview with Hillary Clinton during last year’s campaign. The FBI has stubbornly refused to make Strzok available to investigators for the House Intelligence Committee.
Conductor Accused of Child Sexual Abuse
74-year-old James Levine, longtime music director of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, reportedly molested a boy who was just 15 at the time. The unnamed victim, who is now 48, explained to police what Levine did in lewd and graphic detail. The Met says it is “deeply disturbed” and has opened an investigation into the charges.
Illegal Savage Sentenced in Portland
Illegal alien Sergio Jose Martinez was deported 20 times to his native Mexico and arrested at least 13 times in and around the sanctuary city of Portland, but he kept returning to the USA. He has finally been sentenced to 35 years for sexually assaulting two women on the same day last year. Literally adding insult to injury, the thug actually smirked at his victims during Friday’s proceedings. The Oregonian newspaper has published a sickening rundown of Martinez’ recent arrests and mug shots.
Trump Again Tweets on Steinle Outrage
President Trump, after dealing with Michael Flynn and James Comey early this morning, also found time to weigh in once again on the Kate Steinle killing. He described the verdict as a “total miscarriage of Justice.” Right now Jose Ines Garcia Zarate remains in custody, awaiting sentencing on the weapons charge of which he was found guilty.
Heather Mac Donald on Steinle Killer
The invaluable writer and social observer Heather Mac Donald, writing in the City Journal, dissects the Kate Steinle killing and the policies that enabled it to happen. She reminds everyone how a thug like Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was able to return to the country time after time, and how he was indirectly protected by liberal madness that prevails in San Francisco.
USA Charts Own Course on Migration
The Trump administration will no longer be part of the United Nations’ Declaration on Migration, which was agreed upon last year during the Obama administration. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the global approach interferes with American sovereignty, which she and the president say is paramount. Haley declared that all U.S. decisions on immigration will “be made by Americans and Americans alone.”
National Security Adviser Warns on North Korea
H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, worries that the threat of war with North Korea is “increasing every day.” During the same talk, however, McMaster also expressed his belief that the tense situation can be defused with economic sanctions and diplomacy.
US Sends Stealth Fighter Jets to Korea
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has dispatched six F-22 stealth fighter jets to the Korean Peninsula, where they will participate in joint drills with the South Korea Air Force. The United States will also be sending other advanced fighters and bombers in an impressive display of air power.
Alabama Race Down to the Wire
In a little more than a week, Alabama voters will decide whether their next Senator will be Republican Roy Jones or Democrat Doug Jones. Even with the serious allegations against Moore, Jones is slightly behind in most polls and is counting on a heavy black turnout to put him over the top in the heavily Republican state. He is spending much of this weekend touting his record on civil rights and visiting predominantly black neighborhoods.
Drill, Baby, Drill!
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been in the middle of a political tug-of-war for decades. Many Republicans believe ANWR can be tapped as a significant source of oil, while most Democrats claim that would permanently damage a pristine environmental treasure. The new Senate tax bill includes provisions that will open up at least a part of ANWR for oil exploration, although environmental groups will certainly erect many legal barriers before that actually happens.
Trump’s Tribute to Rosa Parks
It will probably garner little attention in the mainstream media, but President Trump has delivered a stirring video message honoring Rosa Parks, who defied Jim Crow laws in Alabama exactly 62 years ago. The president declared that our nation is a better and more united place “because of the bravery of Rosa Parks.” Right on cue, and never allowing a good deed to go unpunished, the Washington Post denounced the president for praising Parks while criticizing NFL players who are protesting the National Anthem.
British Pastor Prays for Prince George to be Gay
Prince George, son of William and Kate, is a mere four years old. But he is already being used as a political soccer ball by an Anglican pastor, who has urged his flock to pray for George’s eventual homosexuality. The “Reverend” – make that the “Very Reverend” – Kelvin Holdsworth apparently believes that a gay prince will make both church and state more tolerant and inclusive.
Trump & Those Golden Arches
Ever wonder why President Trump seemed to grow in stature during last year’s campaign? We may have the answer in a new book written by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Candidate Trump’s go-to dinner consisted of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” But while the president claims to weigh 236 pounds and is probably well above that, he has a long way to go to reach William Howard Taft, who tipped (broke?) the scales at about 340. According to legend, the massive 27th president once got stuck in a bath tub. That is unlikely to happen to our current president, who likes showers as much as he enjoys those Big Macs.
Original article at Bill O’Reilly