James Comey hearing: What you need to know

James Comey hearing: What you need to know

By Brooke Singman Fox News Former FBI Director James Comey is set to give his long-awaited testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in a session that could go down as one of the most-watched and dramatic Hill hearings in recent memory. Senators will have a mountain of questions for the ex-FBI boss who was fired by President Trump and is now at the center of speculation over whether the president pressured him to stifle Russia-related investigations. Asked Tuesday about the upcoming hearing, President Trump simply said: “I wish him luck.” Here’s what you need to know: Hearing Details There are actually two Senate Intelligence Committee hearings to keep an eye on this week. The first will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, featuring: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats; Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers. The hearing technically is on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, and witnesses are expected to testify on laws regarding the collection of foreign intelligence. They will likely face questions about Section 702, which authorizes the intelligence community to target communications of non-U.S. persons located outside the U.S. for foreign intelligence purposes. While the hearing is set to focus on FISA, the witness panel is rich with people close to the ongoing probe of Russian meddling and potential Trump campaign coordination with Russian officials. Should the hearing delve into that topic, it will serve as a prelude to the big event on Thursday. That’s when, at 10 a.m. ET in the Senate Hart Building, Comey will testify before the...
Russian jet intercepts US bomber over Baltic Sea

Russian jet intercepts US bomber over Baltic Sea

By Lucas Tomlinson Fox News A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flying a “routine mission” in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian jet on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said. The U.S. bomber was still up in the air Tuesday afternoon and the crew had not been debriefed about the incident, meaning it was not yet known exactly how close the Russian Su-27 fighter jet came to the U.S. plane, Capt. Jeff Davis said. The bomber was deployed to the U.K. from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana earlier this month, U.S. European Command told Fox News. The “vast majority” of Russian intercepts with U.S. forces are safe and professional, Davis said. But Tuesday’s intercept is just the latest example of aggressive Russian actions aimed at the U.S. military and homeland. TRUMP AND RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: WHAT TO KNOW In May, a pair of Russian Bear Bombers entered Alaska’s “air defense zone” escorted by two Russian jets. That instance followed several consecutive nights in April when Russian spy planes and bombers buzzed Alaskan airspace. In February, The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov traversed the U.S. East Coast and approached a Navy submarine base in Connecticut. PUTIN OPENS UP ON CLAIM RUSSIA HAS DAMAGING TRUMP INFO There have also been several instances of Russian jets buzzing Navy ships at sea. The U.S. bomber intercepted Tuesday arrived days ago in the region to take part in the annual Baltic training operation called “Baltops.” There are 14 allied countries participating in the annual military exercise which includes 6,000 personal, 50 aircraft, 56 ships, and submarines. The exercise also includes live...
Why is the Middle East in Conflict?  Part 1

Why is the Middle East in Conflict? Part 1

The world war that has been waged in the Middle East involves enough confusion that even the most brilliant of military strategists argue about what is really going on there. Many people experience an eye-glazing effect when things like the Sykes-Picot Agreement or the differences between the Sunni and Shia factions of Islam are discussed. This is understandable because people often tune out when they hear complicated topics discussed that they believe do not affect them. However,  THIS TOPIC DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOU! When did this turmoil begin… in modern times? There has been turmoil in the region for thousands of years dating back to biblical times. Unfortunately, many in the region still hold a third world tribal mentality. So in order to unpack the issues of today, we will begin with WWI. During the first World War, the Allied Powers (France, Britain, Australia, Canada, British India, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Romania, Belgium, Greece, & Portugal) were looking for a way to cripple the enemy known as the Central Powers (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, & Darfur). The Allied Powers saw the Ottoman Empire as the weakest link. The Ottoman Empire was a fractured Islamic Caliphate that was struggling to modernize in the industrial age. Ottomans were dabbling with Western influence which conflicted with their fundamentalist Islamic ideology. Arab nationalism (dating back as far as 1821 in the countries of Al-Sham (the Levant) or the “Greater Syra” region) was the rising foe to the Ottoman fundamentalists within the Ottoman Empire who were oppressing the growth of their people. The Allies saw this fracturing as an...
Our Universities are Devouring Themselves under Progressivism

Our Universities are Devouring Themselves under Progressivism

There is no secret that our school systems are subpar and that our children and young adults are not getting the education they need to take on everyday challenges they’ll face.  Right now we are witnessing a very troubling development on college campuses around the country. Students are actively trying to remove professors and faculty, in some cases forcefully, who do not fall in-line with their social justice agenda. We have effectively seen the people leading revolutions on our campuses shift from radicalized faculty members to radicalized students in great numbers. In the latest dust-up between college students and faculty, a large group of students arrived at the classroom door of Evergreen professor, Bret Weinstein, calling for his resignation. What was his crime? The students were reacting to a leaked email that Weinstein had sent to the faculty and staff of Evergreen regarding an annual “Day of Absence / Day of Presence” where traditionally black students and staff members absent themselves from campus as a sign of solidarity against inequality. The email was a response to a change in the tradition which called for the absence of white students and staff from campus “or else.”  Weinstein, who describes himself as “very progressive,” had been a supporter of the Day of Absence was very concerned about this change and wrote the email explaining: “There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and under-appreciated roles (the theme of the Douglas Turner Ward play Day of Absence, as well as the recent Women’s Day walkout),...
The Truth About Climate Change

The Truth About Climate Change

What is the truth regarding climate change? The truth is that our climate changes and has changed since the beginning of our Earth’s creation. We have been through two ice ages followed by subsequent warming trends. Immediately after the Second Ice Age, the Earth’s oceans were some 460 feet below our present levels. As the natural warming of our climate continues the seas continue to rise. The truth is that man is NOT responsible for this climate change. These natural climate cycles have been ongoing throughout our Earth’s entire history, and we have no real power to stop it. The lie that all scientists agree that man is the culprit who is causing global warming has been sold to you by those seeking to use this cause for other nefarious political goals. Our past administration doled out $2.5 billion dollars every year for scientists to do climate studies, but the hitch no one tells you is that unless they tow the party line, they do not get the Federal funding. It is a manufactured hoax. The histrionics regarding climate change by the globalist political leaders is nothing but a strategy designed to create panic in people to facilitate their agenda. Their goal is to create such hysteria regarding the eminent demise of our planet that the people of the world will allow an international regime to take over the sovereignty of national governments in order to “save the world” from this disaster. Their goal has been carefully planned in the UN to establish an international government that would have control over the atmosphere and waterways which would override the...