Special prosecutor John Durham uses the courts to send a message to the American people, Trump social media app launches at #1, while 14 GOP AGs call for DHS secretary Mayorkas to resign and more top stories in politics.
Special prosecutor John Durham is examining the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. He’s going around attempts by Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice to undercut his probe; Durham is now using the courts, according to a new op-ed Kevin Brock published by The Hill. Brock is a former assistant director of intelligence for the FBI, who spent 24 years as a special agent with the Bureau and served as principal Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
Durham could not hold a news conference or write his own op-ed discussing his progress with the investigation, so he got his message to the American people and the DOJ by tucking it inside a routine court filing. The legal papers outlined a good chunk of his case, pointing to involvement by operatives linked to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, which attempted to entice the FBI and CIA to use their powers against the rival Trump campaign. Durham revealed spying on Trump during his campaign and while he served as president. Durham is now gaining cooperative witnesses as he locks in testimony to occur before a federal grand jury.
At least 14 Republican attorneys general, led by Florida AG Ashley Moody, have signed a letter calling on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign, citing the ongoing crisis at the southern border, Fox reported.
“It is the core function of [DHS] to ‘secure the nation from the many threats we face,'” a letter by the GOP attorneys general to Mayorkas states. “Yet, since taking office, you have purposely taken repeated actions impairing the safety and security of Americans,” the attorney’s general said in a letter. “As you publicly boast about your abject refusal to enforce the laws enacted by Congress to keep us safe, our southwest border is a disaster, and our nation is on the verge of a national security crisis.”
The AGs called out the increased amount of fentanyl seized entering the US from Mexico in 2021, claiming authorities had seized enough to “kill every man, woman, and child in our country six times over – an increase of over 30 % since before you took office.”
A year after former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, he has launched his new social media app, called “Truth Social,” which became available on Monday and quickly shot to the #1 most downloaded app.
However, Trump’s app was only available to a limited number of preorders in the Apple Store on Monday. Others will be added to a waiting list and given access over the next ten days, Click 2 Houston reported. The site is not expected to be open to anyone who wants to download the app until next month.
However, the launch had hiccups, as reports emerged that some subscribers were shut out for hours.
The site posted a message: “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist. We love you.”
Incumbent Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) topped former representative Beto O’Rourke (D) by seven percentage points in the latest poll conducted by the Dallas morning news and the University of Texas at Tyler, tracking November’s gubernatorial race, The Hill reported.
Former representative and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, The Hill reported. She will address the annual conference’s Ronald Reagan Dinner on Saturday night. Although unusual for a Democrat to speak to a gathering of conservative activists and elected officials, she has been critical of members of her own party, including President Biden and Vice President Harris, especially of its far-left policies.