Larry O’Connor’s Radar Report 04.10.19

Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

Barr testifies ‘spying did occur’ on Trump campaign, amid reported review of informant’s role (FOX News)

Attorney General Bill Barr testified Wednesday that he believes “spying did occur” targeting the Trump campaign in 2016, as he vowed to review the conduct of the FBI’s original Russia probe.

“I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated. … I think it’s my obligation, Congress is usually very concerned with intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane,” he testified.

The comments come amid a new report that the Justice Department’s internal watchdog also is scrutinizing the role of an FBI informant who contacted members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, as part of a broader review of the early stages of the Russia investigation. [Read More]

Why The Media Is At War With Saudi Arabia (The Federalist)

Most news consumers understand that media, in general, plays favorites. They cheer on and protect Designated Heroes, and with seemingly boundless energy relish every opportunity to assail Designated Villains.

We’ve long known, from polling and other quantifiable metrics, that journalists have very pronounced political biases. Even as journalists often indignantly tout the objectivity of their work product and defend the credibility of others in their profession, the sorry results stand for themselves. [Read More]

Benjamin Netanyahu poised to remain prime minister of Israel (Washington Examiner)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the cusp of another term as Israel’s prime minister.

Despite early exit polls showing that Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party and Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White coalition were neck-and-neck and it might be a while before a clear winner emerged, Netanyahu was pulling ahead to another term as prime minister, according to reports. Hours after polls closed, all three of Israel’s major TV networks were reporting Netanyahu would remain as prime minister. [Read More]


The Washington Post asked a federal court Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann in February.

Several Covington Catholic boys, including Sandmann, were caught in a viral encounter with American Indian activist Nathan Phillips in January. An initial video made it appear like the boys donning Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats were taunting Phillips. Many also assumed Sandmann was disrespectful while face to face with Phillips, who was chanting and banging a drum. [Read More]

Dan Crenshaw blasts Ilhan Omar’s ‘unbelievable’ description of 9/11 attacks (NY Post)

GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted Minnesota’s freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar for describing the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something” to a Muslim rights group.

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Crenshaw of Texas wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”

In a speech last month at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar urged Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and brought up the al-Qaida attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. [Read More]




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