90 Miles From Tyranny : 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Migrants Torch Over 100 Cars Across Sweden in ‘Coordinated Attacks’


Girls With Guns

Lunacy In California...


This Is What Is At Stake If You Choose Not To Vote...


Ever Wonder Why We Need Voter ID?




















































Hillary's Old Office...



Critics slam Vatican's 'disturbing' silence on abuse cover-ups

Vatican: 'We have no comment at this time'

The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.

"We have no comment at this time," Paloma Ovejero, deputy director of the Vatican's press office, said Wednesday.

But in the United States and elsewhere, pressure is mounting on Pope Francis to address a rapidly escalating crisis that has spread across several continents, from Australia to Latin America.

In the United States, both liberal and conservative Catholics displayed a rare unity in pressing the Pope to respond to the Pennsylvania grand jury report.

"The silence from the Vatican is disturbing," said Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. "I don't think the Pope necessarily has to say something today. He needs time to understand the situation. But someone from the Vatican should say something."

Faggioli noted that ...

The Only Good Communist....


...Is A Dead Communist...


British Police Arrest 31 Muslims Connected To Child Sex Ring

British police have arrested and charged thirty one members of a Muslim child sex ring in Huddersfield, England.

Thirty men and one woman were found to have trafficked and raped girls between the ages of 12 and 18, between 2005 and 2012.

Detectives believe the offences were committed in the Huddersfield area.

Fehreen Rafiq, 38, is the only woman accused. She is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

BBC News reports:

Twelve men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with “numerous offences in connection with the same investigation”, police said.

The accused are due at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on 5 and 6 September.

  • West Yorkshire Police said the accused who can be named are:
  • Banaras Hussain 37, of Shipley, charged with one count of rape of a female over 16
  • Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of girl aged 13-15
  • Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, charged with attempted rape of girl aged 13-15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with four counts of rape of a female age 13-15, one rape of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
  • Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
  • Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old
  • Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking
  • Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault
  • Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offence
  • Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with five counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation of a female and rape of a female aged 14-15
  • Manzoor Akhtar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with trafficking and three counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Samuel Fikru, 30, of Camden, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Meanwhile The Witch Hunt Continues...



Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.

Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said the group used computers at China’s Tsinghua University to target U.S. energy and communications companies, and the Alaskan state government, in the weeks before and after Alaska’s trade mission to China. Led by Governor Bill Walker, companies and economic development agencies spent a week in China in May.

Organizations involved in the trade mission were subject to focused attention from Chinese hackers, underscoring the tensions around an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between Washington and Beijing.

China was Alaska’s largest foreign trading partner in 2017 with over $1.32 billion in exports.

Recorded Future said in a report to be released later on Thursday that the websites of Alaskan internet service providers and government offices were closely inspected in May by university computers searching for security flaws, which can be used by hackers to break into normally locked and confidential systems.

The Alaskan government was again scanned for software vulnerabilities in June, just 24 hours after Walker said he would raise concerns in Washington about the economic damage caused by the U.S.-China trade dispute.

A Tsinghua University official, reached by telephone, said the allegations were false.

“This is baseless. I’ve never heard of this, so I have no way to give a response,” said the official, who declined to give his name.

Tsinghua University, known as “China’s MIT,” is closely connected to Tsinghua Holdings, a state-backed company focused on the development of various technologies, including artificial intelligence and...

GroupGripe Is Liberal Media’s Latest Assault Weapon Against Trump

Dozens of daily newspapers are banding together to publish the same basic tirade against the chief executive's criticism of the presss

“Unprecedented” has become one of those terms grossly overused by the national news media in its nearly endless negative coverage of President Donald Trump. This week, however, it is accurate, not as it applies to the president, but rather to the media itself.

Scores of newspapers have agreed to make a preplanned attack on the White House Thursday under the guise of ‘coordinated response’ all using the same talking points. It’s certainly unprecedented in my lifetime to see groupthink take over more than 100 newspapers all at once.

The issue is the president’s ongoing war with the press and his recent comments referring to “fake news” as the “enemy of the people,” I agree with their anger and resentment at being labeled as such but aren’t these papers, including The New York Times, Washington Post and Detroit Free Press, underscoring exactly what is wrong with the institution in the first place?

I mean reciting chapter and verse from the very same anti-Trump hymnal and regurgitating nearly identical talking points underscores one of the very criticisms people have of the media today, which is they only care about destroying Trump, no matter what it takes.

Remember, these are many of the same papers that targeted Sinclair Broadcasting because that company sent talking points to it’s local affiliates to read concerning its news guidelines to ensure balanced coverage of stories and for dealing with ‘fake news.’

During its coverage of that story, the Washington Post described Sinclair as ‘the most insidious force in local news’ but this week will join more than 100 other papers in a mass display of groupthink and strangely will not believe it hypocritical at all.

Is the press the enemy of the people? Maybe not but having scores of newspapers duplicate nearly identical talking points for all isn’t exactly making you a champion of the people either. Where is this ‘independent press’ anyway?Many of these same papers have been the worst offenders when it comes to...

Morning Mistress

The 90 Miles Mystery Box: Episode #350


You have come across a mystery box. But what is inside? 
It could be literally anything from the serene to the horrific, 
from the beautiful to the repugnant, 
from the mysterious to the familiar.

If you decide to open it, you could be disappointed, 
you could be inspired, you could be appalled. 

This is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. 
You have been warned.

Hot Pick Of The Late Night

Trump Supporters Walk into a Hostile Crowd of Antifa And BLM


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8/15/18: White House Press Briefing


Girls With Guns

ANTIFA Fascism...



HISTORY: In 2017 A Photographer Captured The Moment An ANTIFA Member Captured An Actual FASCIST...

Toronto Shooting: Politically Correct Cover-Up?

  • The Hussain "family statement" was not written by the murderer's parents at all, but rather by Mohammed Hashim, a professional activist connected with the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Its American parent organization, as stated in its own documents, is CAIR, designated as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates.
  • Contrary to what Hashim purportedly wrote in the statement, there is no evidence that Hussain was diagnosed with or treated for a mental illness, even after one of his high-school teachers reported to the police 10 years ago that Hussain had said "I want to kill someone... I just feel it would be really cool to kill somebody."
  • Given the global climate, to which Canada most certainly has not been immune -- as well as Hussain's dubious connections -- the attempt by the government and the media to dismiss potential links to terrorist groups or inspiration from jihadist ideologies, is both premature and politically transparent.
On July 22, two youngsters -- 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis -- were killed, and another 13 people, ranging in age from 17 to 59, were wounded in a brutal shooting attack at a number of restaurants on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto's popular Greektown neighborhood. The perpetrator, who was later identified as Faisal Hussain, killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police.

Hussain's firing stance and ability to reload his 40-caliber Smith and Wessonhandgun while on the move suggested that he had experience with firearms.

The following morning, the Toronto Police Service issued a statement that indicated they had already identified the shooter, yet did not release his name until later that afternoon. Meanwhile, a statement allegedly from the Hussain family made the rounds in a number of news outlets.

The statement read, in part:
...We are utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news that our son was responsible for the senseless violence and loss of life that took place on the Danforth.

Our son had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life.

The interventions of professionals were unsuccessful. Medications and therapy were unable to treat him.

While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end...

M
uch of the media, led by the CBC and the Toronto Star, accepted this version of the tragedy, and asserted that the mass shooting had not been a terrorist attack, while blaming a breakdown in the mental-health-care system for Hussain's actions and calling for stricter gun-control regulations.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said of Hussain, "There is no connection between that individual and national security."

It emerged, however, that the so-called Hussain "family statement" had not been written by the murderer's parents at all, but rather by Mohammed Hashim, a professional activist who served as chairman of the "Stronger Together" program of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly the Council of American Islamic Relations Canada or CAIR CAN). Its American parent organization, as stated in its own documents, is CAIR, designated as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates.

CAIR was also identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in an American terrorism-funding trial whose judge determined it to be one of many organizations involved in funding Hamas.

In 2016, Hashim was instrumental in getting the Toronto Star to stop using the term "Islamic State" and refer to the terrorist group only as "Daesh," presumably to dissociate Islam from terrorism.

In 2017, Hashim was a speaker at an event held at the ISNA Islamic Centre of Canada facility in Toronto. (Three years earlier, the ISNA Development Foundation lost its status as a charity on the grounds that it had been funding terrorism.)

In addition, contrary to what Hashim purportedly wrote in the statement, there is no evidence that Hussain was diagnosed with or treated for a mental illness, even after one of his high-school teachers reported to the police 10 years ago that Hussain had said "I want to kill someone... I just feel it would be really cool to kill somebody." Although he was apprehended at the time under the Mental Health Act, he was released and deemed as not an immediate threat.

As for Faisal Hussain's actual family: Faisal has a brother, Fahad, who -- while awaiting trial for crack-dealing -- overdosed last summer on a cocktail of cocaine and heroin, leaving him in a vegetative state. Both Faisal and Fahad were friends with 33-year-old Maisum Ansari, who, according to the Toronto Sun, "was charged last September with possessing 53 kilograms of carfentanil, an analog of fentanyl and 100 times stronger than the painkiller and notoriously deadly street narcotic... the largest such seizure of the synthetic opioid in Canadian history."

During the investigation into Ansari's drug operations, police discovered a weapons cache in the basement of his rented-out house. This is possibly an example of the intersection of the drug trade and terrorism. Furthermore, carfentanil, specifically, has been of concern to the US government as a...

Just A Friendly Reminder....


Protect Your Constitutional Rights.
Or Fucking Die.

Ever Wonder What Happened To The Two Creepy Girls In The Shining?


They Grew Up.


Trump And Hillary Walk Into A Bar...



Florida Police Union Boycott Miami Dolphins After National Anthem Protest

A Florida police union is boycotting the Miami Dolphins and the National Football League after players protested during the national anthem last week.

The Broward County Police Benevolent Association urged its union members to toss their tickets in response to the actions of three players on the team. Dolphins receivers Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills took a knee as the national anthem played, and defensive end Robert Quinn raised his clenched fist as a symbol of black power.

The police association’s vice president Rod Skirvin told the Miami Herald that the protests were a "slap in the face" to men and women who put their lives on the line in service of their country. "We have a lot of police officers in the county who are ex-military. It’s not just a slap in the face to our military—past and present—but to all law enforcement officers across the country."

Skirvin told the newspaper that the protests were "disrespectful and disgusting," adding that "as long as the protest continues, we will protest our attendance at the Dolphins games and continue to stay away from the NFL and its products."

South Florida police unions had previously accepted an invitation from the NFL to attend a football game to honor first responders, but they withdrew from the agreement when the NFL said players who protested wouldn’t be punished, despite having announced in May that protests during the national anthem violated the league’s policy.

Supporters of the protests say the players aren’t disrespecting the military or law enforcement...

NFL's Free Speech History...


ROGER GOODELL IGNORING LEAGUE'S OWN RULE BOOK IN LETTING PLAYERS PROTEST AMERICA

301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys & Girls’







 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released.

The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them.

“Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to understand the systematic cover up by church leaders that followed. The abuse scarred every diocese. The cover up was sophisticated. The church protected the institution at all costs.”

Several clergy abuse victims who had testified before the grand jury attended Shapiro’s news conference. At least one of them could be seen breaking down in tears.

The report begins with the following statement:

“We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened....

ANTIFA Has Released Their Tank Division Of Free Speech Supporters...


Antifa officially declared a terrorist group by State Homeland Security office

Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion

Evil minds that plot destruction, 
Sorcerers of death's construction..
The FBI is being held accountable for its role in spy operations against the Trump campaign. John Brennan’s CIA should be held accountable as well.

An editorial by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2018 recommends an investigation of the CIA’s involvement in the 2016 election, and I agree. The WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel has commented on CIA involvement as well, as did Rudy Giuliani on August 13th.

If press reports are accurate, American spy operations targeted the Trump campaign by luring Trump associates such as George Papadopoulos to meetings in Britain. There are two key factors at work here.

The first factor is the location. The CIA is in charge of American government spy ops that occur in foreign countries, not the FBI. While an American tourist can fly to Britain to see the changing of the guard and be in front of Buckingham Palace within 24 hours, an American FBI agent can do nothing in Britain without intricate CIA approvals and supervision. If the CIA were not involved, they’d be raising hell with the FBI for doing business on their turf. Turf is everything in bureaucracy. CIA involvement is certain.

The second factor -- I do not know the people named and am basing this on press reports -- is that these ops bear the distinctive signature of being run by bureaucrats at CIA Headquarters, not by professionals in CIA field stations.

Headquarters’ spy recruitments are weak. Our full-time government employees, such as CIA officers and FBI agents, are expected to recruit part-time spies called agents, assets, sources, informants, and access agents. (Some folks don’t like the use of the word “spy,” but in fact everyone involved is a spy. I was a spy.) With 17 redundant spy agencies and tens of thousands of idle employees in the Washington D.C. area, there’s a natural tendency to recruit American citizens to help spy on Americans. Such operations provide employees with opportunities to look busy and get promoted while living in the comfort of Washington.

Recruitments of sources are important to the CIA, but if you try to recruit a terrorist in Syria, you might get a bullet in the head. North Korea and Iran are far away, out of sight and out of mind. Why not recruit an American college professor instead? Assign him a secret code name and he comes to look like a real spy. Most Americans are happy to help out, so there’s no fear of embarrassing rejection.

There’s only one thing easier for Headquarters employees than recruiting an American college professor, and that is recruiting an American college professor who has already been recruited by other U.S. spy agencies. This appears to have been the case in these operations.

“Hey, this isn’t a secret source, this is just old Bill Jones!” is the kind of statement heard at CIA Headquarters when someone realizes that a secret asset is not a brave source deep within a rogue state, but is instead an American college professor, an old colleague, or the family member of a CIA employee.

In espionage, you’ve got to recruit directly. If you need intelligence on Iran, you’ve got to go out and find an Iranian. It’s like courtship. You’ve got to get out and find your potential spouse and you must do it yourself. When I first saw the woman who would become my wife, I approached her immediately and directly. A simpering Headquarters bureaucrat would have thought, “I must find someone who can sidle up to her and assess her and then provide me with information that I can use to develop a relationship.”

We’ve spent billions training our officers and then they live in Washington and recruit American college professors to do their work.

The question is: If these Headquarters-run operations are so lightweight, why did John Brennan’s CIA choose this kind of operation to target Trump?

The answer is that they already knew there was no collusion, so they didn’t need a...

Judge Sarah Backus Released Islamic Terrorists Into The American Population...



ALBUQUERQUE – District Court Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, has released the suspects from the Taos County terrorist compound until their trial begins. According to media reports, suspects will be released on a signature bond, and will not have to post bail prior to their release.

"Judge Backus has put New Mexicans at risk by releasing suspected terrorists back into the community," said RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi. "By releasing these suspects without even requiring them to post bail, Judge Backus has put people in danger and created the risk that they could flee and harm other children and communities as well. If New Mexico Democratic Party leaders are serious about keeping our state safe, they should join me in denouncing Judge Backus and the incredible failure of leadership and judgment demonstrated by her terrible decision."

The suspects have been accused of training children to commit acts of terrorism, including school shootings. They were also charged with several counts of child abuse. According to a KOB report, Judge Backus determined the accused terrorists pose no threat to the community:

"Judge Sarah Backus made the determination the suspects weren't a danger to the community following several hours of testimony and evidence being presented by prosecutors…State prosecutors outlined evidence suggesting that at least some of the suspects could have been planning some sort of attack…Various weapons and ammo were found during the raid on August 3, and several more firearms were discovered in subsequent searches. The children were allegedly taught how to load and fire assault rifles…In addition, prosecutors described a letter sent to Siraj Wahhaj from his brother allegedly inviting him to come to New Mexico and die as a martyr." (KOB, 8/13/18)

"These suspects face serious charges that they intended to inflict mass violence, possibly through school shootings,

How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate

The FBI/Fusion GPS Connection...
Reporting on Bruce Ohr suggests DOJ and FBI employees operated outside the chain of command and concealed evidence from congressional oversight committees.

Investigative reporter John Solomon broke news last week of texts and emails between former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and Trump dossier author Christopher Steele regarding the Russia investigation, and revealed the content of notes Ohr took during a December meeting with Steele’s boss at Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson.

Solomon’s reporting confirmed the FBI used Ohr to continue gathering information from Steele, even after the former British spy was terminated as a source by the bureau because he leaked word of the investigation to the press. Ohr’s role as a conduit allowed the FBI to continue to use Steele as an indirect source, even after Trump was elected and inaugurated.

Ohr lost his high-ranking slot at the Department of Justice in December 2017, when the Trump administration learned of his connection to Steele, and with it his office just doors away from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He briefly retained a high-ranking position as the director of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, but was demoted a second time in January 2018. He still works for the DOJ, but no longer holds a top leadership position.

Rep. Devin Nunes, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), said last week Ohr “is going to become more and more important” to the investigation into the DOJ’s use of Steele’s dossier on Trump to obtain permission to spy on his former campaign advisor, Carter Page. That’s the understatement of the year.

The details revealed in the emails and texts, in conjunction with previously released information, suggest DOJ and FBI employees operated outside the chain of command, misled their bosses (and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court), and concealed evidence from congressional oversight committees. Let’s review two key questions the revelations raise.
1. How and why was Rosenstein kept in the dark?

Rosenstein was Ohr’s boss prior to his demotion, yet Rosenstein claims he knew nothing of Ohr’s involvement in the Russia investigation. Rosenstein declared to Congress in a letter reviewed by Solomon that he was “unaware of Ohr’s activities with Steele,” that Ohr was “not assigned” to the Russia investigation, and that Ohr “was not in the chain of command.” Rosenstein added, “Any involvement Mr. Ohr had in this matter was without my knowledge.”

Solomon’s reporting is consistent with Rosenstein’s congressional testimony. On June 28, Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee that “Ohr was never working to my knowledge on that Russian investigation.” He reiterated the point a second time, saying, “To my knowledge he wasn’t working on the Russian matter.”

Significantly, Rosenstein also testified that he did not know of Ohr’s connection to...

4 Unanswered Questions About the FBI and Justice Department After Peter Strzok’s Firing

The controversies surrounding the Justice Department and FBI won’t end with the firing of veteran agent Peter Strzok, known for his bombastic text messages targeting Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

Trump weighed in Monday on Twitter, noting Strzok was one of those on “a list of bad players” in the FBI and larger Justice Department.

Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI - finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!
FBI Director Chris Wray should take additional actions, said Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department lawyer who is a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

related: WHOA: Disgraced FBI Official Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran & His Father Supported The 1979 Iranian Revolution - Worked With Commie Brennan...

“It’s great that Strzok was finally fired, but what we need to see is Chris Wray take action to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” von Spakovsky told The Daily Signal.

Here’s a look at four major unanswered questions.

1. Will Trump Get Involved?

More transparency surrounding documents on how the investigation of Russian election meddling began, a former British spy’s salacious “dossier” on Trump, and the role of certain Justice Department officials would be welcome, said Pete Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative government watchdog group.

“The entire matter keeps getting more curious,” Flaherty told The Daily Signal. “I don’t know if there is one vehicle to get all of the information out. One good first step would be if the president would declassify all of the documents.”

The president went on a tweet storm over the weekend regarding the FBI, writing at one point: “I may have to get involved.”
Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities. FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY). What are they hiding? McCabe wife took big campaign dollars from Hillary people.....
The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC....
....Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE.” I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed - not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!
Nudging the Justice Department toward being more transparent to Congress and to the public through the Freedom of Information Act is within the president’s authority, von Spakovsky said.

“There is nothing wrong with this. He should,” von Spakovsky said. “The DOJ has been recalcitrant in responding to both FOIA requests, as they are required to by law, and to Congress.”

2. Will We Get Details of Lisa Page’s Testimony?

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom Strzok reportedly was having an extramarital affair, last month testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee behind closed doors.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called Page a “credible” witness who was cooperative. He indicated that lawmakers learned from her testimony—but didn’t provide details about what.

Strzok at first resisted testifying to the committee, but agreed upon the threat of being found in contempt of Congress.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., praised Page for transparency and said...