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Sep 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
NEW: A looming national railroad strike -- potentially costing $2B/day in economic output -- threatens to snarl supply chains again.
I'm told President Biden, in Boston touting investments from the Infrastructure law, was personally in touch with both unions & companies today
Biden's Labor & Transportation Secretaries are also heavily involved. A DOL spox tells me: “... last night Secretary Walsh again engaged to push the parties to reach a resolution that averts any shutdown of our rail system. This followed on dozens of calls...
Aug 13 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, thread: from our Justice Dept producer Bill Mears:
A lawyer for Donald Trump had certified two months ago that no classified material remained at former president Donald Trump’s Florida, two sources with knowledge of the investigation tell Fox News.
An FBI search of the Mar A Lago estate Monday, authorized by a federal magistrate, uncovered what a property list of seized items said included 11 sets of material listed as classified.
Aug 13 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
🧵Thread: the IRS is NOT hiring an army of gun-toting tax collectors using new Inflation Reduction Act funding.
A treasury official tells me a tiny fraction of the agency’s new hires, ~1%, would be for IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents.
In light of reports Inflation Reduction Act funding is going toward hiring IRS agents “legally allowed to carry a firearm” & “willing to use deadly force if necessary” –
Aug 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
ON THE WARRANT/RECEIPT: As it relates to reporting that agents were searching for nuclear-related documents, I’m told this property list gives little insight as to whether any were there.
The property receipt shows the FBI took only one set of documents marked as various classified/top secret/sci (sensitive compartmented information)
SCI is the highest classification level that must be handled within formal access control systems established by the DNI
Aug 11 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
THREAD: A federal law enforcement source tells me probable cause for search warrant ‘very likely’ came from a secret service member.
FROM MY SOURCE
To obtain a criminal search warrant, the government must identify 1) the specific item to be seized; 2) the specific location of that item; and 3) that specific item is at that specific location at that precise moment.
May 24 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, thread : A senior administration official confirms to Fox that China and Russia flew nuclear-capable bombers through Sea of Japan, continuing through the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea – as President Biden attended a Quad leaders summit in Tokyo.
A senior admin official tells me joint strategic. Bomber exercises such as this cannot be planned quickly, and was likely planned well in advance by both countries . Chinese naval vessels also likely participated, I’m told.
Mar 8 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
🚨NEW, exclusive, thread: Fox News exclusively obtained a letter from President Biden when he was VP in 2015, addressed to Ukrainian MP @hopkohanna – at the time, she was the chairwoman of the foreign affairs committee.
Now, Hopko is releasing VP Biden’s 2015 letter along w/ her own letter to now-President Biden, signed by 71 female politicians, members of parliament, and public activists, imploring the US to “close the sky” or more children will die. @dkaleniuk
Mar 8 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🚨Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines at House intel committee hearing:
HAINES: “Our analysts assess that Putin is unlikely to be deterred by such setbacks and instead may escalate, essentially doubling down to achieve Ukrainian disarmament.”
DNI HAINES: We assess Putin feels aggrieved. The West does not give him proper deference and perceives this is a war he cannot afford to lose. But what he might be willing to accept as a victory may change over time, given the significant costs he is incurring.
Mar 8 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, thread: Biden stalled bipartisan bill to ban Russian oil.
A source close to the process tells me that the House Ways and Means Committee worked all weekend in a bipartisan manner to develop a bill to ban all Russian oil imports...
... and also remove PNTR (permanent normalized trade relations) from Russia, meaning that they would lose ‘most favored nation status’ on tariffs – but the President himself intervened to stop it.
Mar 7 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Ukraine defense/aid update:
- US is still working out details of how to get MiG’s from Poland to Ukraine, and backfill what the Poles give
- Ukraine is also seeking S300 missiles – Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, & Slovakia have inventory they can give, discussions in the works.
- S400 is the “dream scenario” – only Turkey has them, and Russia gave them to Turkey – seems unlikely
Ukraine also urgently wants more drones from Turkey – they already got some, but need more.
**Not sure what Turkey’s response to this is yet.
Mar 1 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Per the Fox News brainroom, companies severing ties with Russia:
OIL & GAS: BP, Shell, TotalEnergies SE (France), Equinor ASA (Norway)
TRANSPORTATION & SHIPPING: MSC and Maersk, Volvo Car AB< GM, Daimler, Mercedez-Benz, Harley Davidson
ENTERTAINMENT & TECH: Paramount Pictures, Disney, Meta, TikTok, Netflix, DirecTV, Apple
LEGAL SERVICES: Baker McKenzie, Linklaters
Feb 15 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
🚨NEW, Thread: Fox News has also learned Russia’s most likely path, in the event of an invasion, is a quick takeover of Kiev over 24-36 hours, starting with electronic warfare and aerial bombing of Ukrainian critical infrastructure, command and control, and weapons depots.
Nearly all spetznas forces around Ukraine in Russia are deployed on the front, so they would jump into Kiev, sieze the government without needing many ground forces, then bring down reinfrocements from Belarus – the shortest route possible.
Feb 5 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, THREAD: In closed door briefings in the House and Senate last week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers Kiev could fall within 72 hours, at a cost of 4,000 Russian troop deaths and 15,000 Ukrainian troop deaths, multiple congressional sources say.
Biden administration cabinet members present for the briefings included Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley,
Sep 15, 2021 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
🚨NEW, THREAD with reporting from me and @JenGriffinFNC : Gen. Austin Miller, former Commander of US forces-Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a classified hearing yesterday he advised against the Afghanistan withdrawal, two sources confirm to me.
According to two members present for the hearing, Gen Miller passed his recommendations through the chain of command -- that the US should keep a level of troops on the ground (2500 was the number at the time) in order to maintain stability given the Taliban threat assessment.
Aug 21, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command.
It is unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a couple weeks ago.
A source familiar tells Fox the State Department’s ongoing mission to evacuate Americans and allied refugees in Afghanistan “have not been affected”.
Aug 19, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, thread: my colleague @RichEdsonDC confirms WSJ reporting, that about two dozen State Dept officials in Kabul sent a memo to Blinken, other top officials July 13th, warning of potential Kabul collapse soon after withdrawal deadline, offering recs on mitigation & speedy evac
The confidential cable constitutes the clearest proof the Biden administration had been warned by its officials the Afghan military may not be able to hold off Taliban takeover - casting questions on POTUS claim
- 6,741 evacuated since Sat. Although John Kirby said he did not have a breakdown, officials say 1792 are American citizens or legal permanent residents.
-There is major crowding at the north and east gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA). As of this morning, the north gate was temporarily shut. The administration is finally acknowledging the problem is getting people to the airport. @RichEdsonDC
Aug 17, 2021 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
THREAD: From National Security Correspondent @JenGriffinFNC, via a well-placed source who spoke to Afghans at Presidential palace after Kabul fell to Taliban. Her source tells her:
1) “This happened so fast. None of us factored in the moral blow the US withdrawal would have on the Afghan National Army.” @JenGriffinFNC
Aug 16, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
THREAD: Fox confirms @SpeakerPelosi has circulated White House talking points on Afghanistan. Some highlights:
- “Many have asked why we did not evacuate more Afghan civilians sooner. Part of this answer is that many did not want to leave earlier. Many Afghans to whom we gave visas to come to the US chose to stay in their country, still hopeful"
Aug 16, 2021 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
🚨NEW, thread: Pentagon confirms to me the Department of Defense is preparing to house thousands of Afghan refugees on American military installations, immediately including Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort Bliss in Texas.
Documents obtained from a source show DoD planning to potentially relocate up to 30,000 Afghan SIV applicants into the United States in the immediate future.
Aug 15, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Senators had an unclassified briefing call with Blinken, Milley - one source tells me the big focus was SIV applicants. Typically applicants would go t the US embassy and apply - now the question is with embassy closed, how do we get SIVs out.
Blinken said small contingency of staff will be at the airport and will try to process people, but final word has to come from DC and to get them on flights. Chief of mission would have final sign off, that would be someone in DC now - whereas before it was someone in Afghanistan