Trump announces surprising pick for Director Of National Intelligence

Chuck Ross, DCNF President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, months after the Texas Republican withdrew his name from consideration for the post. If confirmed by the Senate, Ratcliffe will take over from Amb. Richard Grenell, who Trump-appointed acting director of national intelligence earlier this month. As a member of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees, Ratcliffe has been one of the leading Republicans behind the push to release information related to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. That GOP-led effort led to a Justice Department inspector Read More

Judge dismisses lawsuit against FBI informant accused of secretly working

Chuck Ross, DCNF  Halper. Screenshot.A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a Russian-British historian’s lawsuit against several U.S. newspapers and Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge professor who served as a confidential human source for the FBI during the Trump-Russia probe. Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled the statute of limitations had expired for many of the allegations in the defamation lawsuit, which Svetlana Lokhova filed on May 23, 2019. Brinkema also ruled that news articles that Lokhova cited in her lawsuit were not defamatory. Lokhova accused Halper of conspiring with The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times to leak Read More

Viral TikTok video shows drag queen suggestively crawl up to

Mary Margaret Olohan, DCNF  Getty.A viral TikTok video of a drag brunch shows a drag queen suggestively crawl up to a child before embracing her. TikTok user Amelia Marino posted a video Feb. 9 captioned “Drag Brunch realness” that shows a room full of people watching a drag queen suggestively dance towards a little girl seated on a chair in the middle of the room. “Wait till the end,” a caption on the video reads. “This sweet little girl asked her mom to get a better view.” WATCH: Here’s a drag queen dancing suggestively for a young girl while Read More

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to three years in federal prison

Andrew Kerr, DCNF  Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion related money she received from sales of her self-published children’s book series. Prosecutors said Pugh, a Democrat who served as Baltimore’s mayor from 2016 to 2019, received more than $850,000 in sales from her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and other entities she was connected to. Pugh admitted in her plea deal that she double-sold books to multiple purchasers and also accepted payments for books that were Read More

House Democrats block resolution condemning Bernie Sanders’ praise of Fidel

Jason Hopkins, DCNF  (Screengrab: YouTube/Fox News)Democratic lawmakers Thursday successfully blocked a GOP resolution condemning Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s laudatory comments about the Castro regime. By a vote of 224-189 that fell along party lines, the House of Representatives on Thursday voted to block a resolution that not only condemned numerous human rights abuses that took place under the Castro regime, but also condemned recent instances where Sanders refused to fully denounce the late Fidel Castro’s dictatorial rule over Cuba. The resolution was introduced by GOP Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who represents a district in the state Read More

CNN adds ‘clarification,’ removes ‘fetus that was born’ phrase it

Mary Margaret Olohan, DCNF  Image by Andreas Wohlfahrt from PixabayCNN quietly removed the phrase “a fetus that was born” from a CNN report on pro-life legislation following coverage from conservative media outlets. CNN did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday regarding CNN reporter Caroline Kelly’s use of the phrase “a fetus that was born” to describe a baby that survived a botched abortion. “CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to more precisely reflect the language used in [Sen. Ben] Sasse’s bill,” a note at the bottom Read More

Researcher with ties to FBI informant Stefan Halper urges more

Chuck Ross, DCNF  FILE PHOTO: Halper, Page. Video screenshots.A Russian-British historian who crossed paths with Stefan Halper at the University of Cambridge said the prestigious British college deserves more scrutiny over what it knew about Halper’s relationship with the FBI.  “Cambridge University was either negligent or complicit with regards to Halper,” said Svetlana Lokhova.  Halper’s FBI handler, Stephen Somma, visited Cambridge in November 2011.  Halper met Page at a Cambridge event July 10, 2016, several weeks before the FBI officially began investigating the Trump campaign.  A Russian-British historian who studied at the University of Cambridge said the college deserves more Read More

Internal audit finds sanctuary cities are affecting ICE’s work: ‘Further

Jason Hopkins, DCNF  (Screengrab: YouTube/Atlanta Journal Constitution)An internal audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found that sanctuary laws are negatively impacting the agency from apprehending criminal illegal aliens.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting Director Matthew Albence touted the audit’s findings, saying that his agency has been making this argument “for years,” and he again called on law enforcement agencies to work together.  The number of detainer requests being ignored is rising under the Trump administration, from 7,565 ignored requests in fiscal year 2017 to 16,396 ignored requests in fiscal year 2019.  Immigration and Customs Read More

Popular German teen ask peers to ‘think’ before jumping aboard

Chris White, DCNF  (Screengrabs: YouTube)Conservatives are promoting German YouTube star Naomi Seibt as a type of antidote to activists like Greta Thunberg who urge people to “panic” over climate change.  Seibt told the Daily Caller News Foundation she simply wants activists like Thunberg to stop “terrifying” her generation with claims that climate change will destroy the Earth.  Some analysts believe Seibt is an example of a conservative think tank trying to create a viral moment similar to the one that led to Thunberg’s meteoric rise, but Seibt says she’s merely looking for a “platform.” An up-and-coming YouTube Read More

DHS deputy chief won’t rule out theory that coronavirus was

Jason Hopkins, DCNF (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), could not definitively rule out the theory that the coronavirus was created in a laboratory. Cuccinelli, who serves as a top member on the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Monday that the origins of the novel virus remain unknown, and while its characteristics suggest it isn’t man-made, he could not completely reject the theory that it was created in a laboratory in China’s Hubei province. “Our colleagues at CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Read More