Former Justice Department official: Republican memo is a politically motivateda

A former deputy assistant attorney general who oversaw surveillance requests under President George W. Bush said the memo released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses of government spying powers is "politically motivated" and "amateurish." "It's politically motivated, it's sort of amateurish, it's very short, and it leads to more questions than it answers," Matt Olsen, an ABC News contributor who previously served under Bush in the Justice Department's National Security Division, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in a panel discussion on This Week Sunday.

GOP memo on Russia probe surveillance is ‘politically motivated’: Former DOJ official

A former deputy assistant attorney general who oversaw surveillance requests under President George W. Bush said the memo released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses of government spying powers is "politically motivated" and "amateurish." Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Being a Federal Appellate Judge Isn’t Quite as Glamorous as One Might Expect

Steven Calabresi, one of the Federalist Society's co-founders, in advance of the organization's most recent annual convention last month published a paper advocating that the number of authorized federal appellate judges should be increased greatly in order to rapidly counteract the majorities of Democratic appointees currently found on various federal appellate courts. This proposal is absurd and in all likelihood counter-productive for numerous reasons.

G.W. Bush falls to the McCain syndrome

President George W. Bush gave a speech, and instead of just analyzing the speech Newsmax , which has been Anti Trump and moving left, called it a stinging rebuke of Trump. They are right there with the NYT, MSNBC, CNN in their analysis.

The Latest: Selma organizers say they’re going forward

In this March 7, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Malia and Sasha, as well as members of Congress, former President George W. Bush, and civil rights leaders make a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the site. Blacks who celebrate the civil rights movement and whites who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Giuliani is a leading candidate to be Trump’s secretary of state: source


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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as a leading candidate to be U.S. secretary of state for President-elect Donald Trump, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday. The source said John Bolton, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, was also under consideration to head the State Department.

Trump’s Corrosive ISIS Slur

First, he correctly observed that the roots of the Islamic State predated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure and, indeed, even the liberation of Iraq. It's an inconvenient truth to remember that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fanned the flames of Islamism in the wake of his 1991 defeat in Kuwait and that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group killed an American diplomat in Jordan months before President George W. Bush decided to use military force to oust Saddam Hussein.

The Bushes: A very obvious void at Trump’s coronation

In this Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, a video of former President George W. Bush is shown during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Amid the balloons and parties, speeches and spectacle, one faction of the Republican Party was invisible at the national convention in Cleveland: the Bush family network.

George W. Bush’s jovial jig at Dallas memorial turns heads

George W. Bush's jovial jig at Dallas memorial turns heads Can't stop the feeling, right Mr. President? Check out this story on thetimesherald.com: http://usat.ly/29PQwpu Some people think former President George W. Bush was a bit too jovial, swinging his arms and swaying on stage at the somber memorial for fallen Dallas police officers. Michelle and Barack Obama, who were next to him, couldn't contain their smiles.

Is the Obama-Modi friendship real? In India, many doubt it

In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepare to shake their hands after they jointly addressed the media in New Delhi, India. On Monday June 7 2016 Modi arrived in Washington during a five-nation tour that also takes him to Switzerland, Afghanistan, Mexico and Qatar.