SPYGATE: Trump slams ‘criminal deep state’ as reports of Obama administration’s campaign spying explode

Washington, D.C. (Fox News) — President Trump blasted the “Criminal Deep State” early Wednesday, suggesting things have “turned around” in “SPYGATE,” following revelations of a reported FBI informant snooping on the Trump campaign.

“Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Minutes later, the president added: “SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!”

The president’s tweets come after reports that an FBI informant communicated with at least three members of his campaign—Foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Trump aide Carter Page and campaign adviser Sam Clovis.

Trump then went on to quote former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who discussed the issue of an FBI informant Tuesday during ABC’s “The View.”

“’Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign’ No, James Clapper, I am not happy. Spying on a campaign would be illegal, and a scandal to boot!” Trump tweeted.

The Justice Department instructed its inspector general to investigate any alleged “impropriety or political motivation” in the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, following demands from Trump.

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes—and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” the president tweeted Sunday.

Earlier this week, the president met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in the Oval Office, discussing the expansion of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation to include “irregularities” with the FBI or DOJ’s “tactics concerning the Trump campaign.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also said that during the meeting, the three agreed that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would “immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”

That meeting is slated for Thursday, and will be with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Wray, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Kelly will not attend the meeting — his role was simply to coordinate.

“If they had spies in my campaign…for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” Trump said Tuesday during a meeting in the Oval Office with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, calling it a “disgrace.”

“I hope there weren’t,” Trump said. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”



‘GO TO HELL’: John Kelly calls out military hating California teacher after recorded rant goes viral

WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday called out a California teacher caught on tape badmouthing the US military, telling him he should “go to hell”.

“Well, I think the guy ought to go to hell,” Kelly, a retired Marine general, told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade during a post-State of the Union interview. “I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”

Gregory Salcido, the teacher at the center of the controversy, was recorded by one of his El Rancho High School students calling enlisted service members “the lowest of the low” and claimed that those who serve only do so because their parents “didn’t love them”.

“Think about the people who you know who are over there – your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever – they’re dumbsh–s. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people; they’re the freaking lowest of our low. … They’re not talented people,” Salcido can be heard saying to his students (https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2018/01/29/el-rancho-high-school-teacher-put-on-administrative-leave-following-anti-military-tirade/).

“If you join the military, it’s because you have no other options,” Salcido added.

The video was surreptitiously recorded by a student who said the teacher became enraged that wore a U.S. Marines sweatshirt to class.

“You better not freaking go,” Salcido can be heard yelling at the boy. “Don’t wear that in here.”

The school board investigating the incident say they are shocked by the teacher’s behavior.

“The City Council and residents of Pico Rivera are steadfast in the recognition that the contributions by those who have served or are currently serving our country via military service are respected and we are grateful for their service,” the El Rancho Unified School District said in a statement released to the press (http://www.pico-rivera.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=554&TargetID=1,2,3,7,8,6,11,12,13,14,5,15,16,4,17,18,19).

“The City of Pico Rivera was founded upon the principles, values and sacrifices of many of our veterans who when called upon by our nation served with great pride and honor,” the statement continues. “Those men and women who have proudly served in our nation’s armed forces have proven time and again that personal sacrifice in the face of injustice and tyranny can literally change the world for the better.”

Salcido, 49, was placed on administrative leave in 2012 after a parent claimed he struck her 15-year-old son. He was also suspended in 2010 after a parent alleged the teacher threatened his daughter during a summer school class and made inappropriate comments about race.

He has again been placed under administrative leave pending the outcome of this most recent investigation.




WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just ten days after Anthony Scaramucci was named White House communications director by president Trump, the tough talking New York native has been relived of his duties, a spokesperson for the White House has confirmed.

The shakeup occurs after both former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and then Chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned in protest to Scaramucci’s hiring.

According to White House sources, new chief of staff, John Kelly, requested that the president remove Scaramucci and the president concurred.

It is not yet known whether or not Kelly’s request to fire Scaramucci relates to an incident last week during which Scaramucci was caught on tape making disparaging remarks about Steve Bannon and other members of the Trump administration, but sources inside the White House say there was an aura of anger in the Oval Office by those to protested his presence.

Officially, the White House claims that Scaramucci made the decision to leave in an effort to give new chief of staff John Kelly a “clean slate”.

“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”