The 2024 GOP candidate field is widening this week as Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) officially launched his presidential campaign on Monday, and reports suggest Florida Governor Ron DeSantis plans to announce his candidacy this week as well. As the list of Republican candidates grows, campaigning and fundraising will be sure to heat up soon. Filings show Senator Scott has entered the race with more funds than any of his competitors, with $22 million on hand, while the current leading candidate, former President Trump, only had $14 million in his campaign’s war chest by the end of March. Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and Fox News contributor Karl Rove joins the podcast to analyze the Senator’s chances of winning the nomination and how his positive message contradicts the narrative pushed by the left.
A recently unsealed court filing revealed the FBI had improperly used warrantless search powers on U.S. citizens over 278,000 times, looking into Americans involved in the Capitol riot, George Floyd protests, and more. FBI Director Wray spoke on this revelation, saying the FBI’s misusing Section 702 of FISA was a mistake that drove the bureau to make stricter changes to the system. Some lawmakers are not trusting these mistakes won’t happen again, saying they want to see even tighter restrictions on the bureau’s warrantless search tool, which should only be allowed to acquire intelligence on foreign targets. Retired FBI Special Agent John Iannarelli joins the Rundown to discuss how he believes this surveillance tool came to be misused by the FBI, the threat posed by politicization within the bureau, and what the intelligence organization must do to regain the trust of the American people.
Plus, commentary by the former CEO of CKE Restaurants and Hardee’s, Andy Puzder.