Troll! House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he thinks President Trump is just "trolling people" by looking into revoking security clearances for top Obama administration national security officials. Ryan downplayed the controversy a day after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters the president was considering revoking clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and other ex-officials who have since emerged as critics of his presidency. Democrats slammed Trump for the move, but Ryan suggested it shouldn't be taken too seriously. "I think he's trolling people, honestly," Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "This is in the purview of the executive branch. I think some of these people have already lost their clearances, some people keep their clearances. That's something that the executive branch deals with. It's really not in our purview." Marie & Guy discuss.
The GREATEST! President Donald Trump cranked up the rhetoric on tariffs on Tuesday, saying they are a good bargaining tool in his quest to get better trade agreements. In a morning tweet, the president dug in on his position in the global trade war, declaring "Tariffs are the greatest!" The tweet comes as Trump has levied tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports and has targeted $16 billion more than will come on line soon. Also, the administration is looking into another $200 billion in targeted duties on a number of Chinese goods. Guy & Marie talk to Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL).
Plus: Andrew C. McCarthy, FNC Contributor & senior fellow at the National Review Institute weighs in on the Carter/Page Fisa application.
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