**FORMER FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES, BARBARA BUSH, PASSES AWAY AT 92
**A PUBLIC MEMORIAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE FIRST LADY THIS FRIDAY IN TEXAS
**FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP WILL ATTEND THE FUNERAL THIS SATURDAY IN TEXAS
**CRIMINAL REFERRALS MADE FOR JAMES COMEY, HILLARY CLINTON AND LORETTA LYNCH
**ADDITIONAL NAMES IN CONGRESSIONAL LETTER TO DOJ, STRZOK , PAGE AND BAKER
**MASSIVE TERROR ATTACK PREVENTED IN ISRAEL, THOUSANDS OF LIVES SAVED
**CIA DIRECTOR MIKE POMPEO DID MEET WITH NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN
4:05 PM ET Gubernatorial Candidate Congressman Ron DeSantis of Florida and Fox News Contributor and Investigative Reporter Sara A. Carter, are here to break major news regarding former FBI director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the criminal referrals for all of them to the Department of Justice.
Congressional lawmakers made a criminal referral Wednesday to the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions against former senior-level Obama administration officials, including employees of the FBI connected with the unverified dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as those involved in the warrants used to spy on a former Trump campaign volunteer, this reporter has learned. The lawmakers also made a criminal referral on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and threats made by her DOJ against the FBI informant, who provided the bureau with information on the Russian nuclear industry and the approval in 2010 to sell roughly 20 percent of American uranium mining assets to Russia.
4:30 PM ET RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, author of The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement and Jeffrey Lord, Former associate political director in the Reagan administration, columnist and author of the book What America Needs: The Case for Trump, have been the punching bag for their liberal counterparts on the MSM. How do they feel about the selective memory regarding conflicts of interest? Was it a conflict with National Security Advisor Susan Rice was married to ABC Chief Ian Cameron? Or when Ben Rhodes was a top Obama official whose brother was the President of CBS? Or when the judge overseeing the case regarding President Trump’s personal attorney was a Clinton ally and the officiant who married George Soros and his spouse? There are more than just a few ‘connections’ and how many of these network officials ‘disclosed’ their ties to the White House?
5:05 PM ET Former Speaker of the House and historian Newt Gingrich has a new on-demand course out called Defending America. Sign up at DefendingAmericaCourse.com – He is here today to talk about just that – defending America. What has happened to the state of the law in this nation? The highest offices in our government have leaks, our former FBI director is on a book tour explaining why he gave classified memos to an NYTimes reporter, and the President’s personal attorney has had his home raided by the FBI. What do we do when the arbiters of justice become the criminals?
You know, he’s a very big guy physically. But I do think psychically, he’s been shrinking with every interview.
And I got intrigued to this morning, so I went back and re-read Rod Rosenstein’s report which he did to President Trump just before the president fired Comey and then I read the recently released inspector general’s report on Andrew McCabe. And what’s really sobering in here I think what Alan Dershowitz was saying is so important, you had the number one and number two people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation both engaged in behavior that clearly violated the law.
I mean, I think the whole depth, the idea that the top two people and what is our preeminent law enforcement agency in the entire country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, literally now you’ve had an internal report by the inspector general saying McCabe clearly lied, you had this analysis by Rod Rosenstein, which if you have never read all of it, is really staggering in the degree to which it repudiates Comey. And that’s what President Trump got just before he decided to fire him. (h/t RCP)
5:30 PM ET Yossie Hollander, co-founder of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, and also the founder and chairman of Our Energy Policy Foundation, which is dedicated to creating an open dialogue and agreement on the U.S. energy policy and John Hofmeister, was featured in the movie PUMP, is the Former CEO of Shell Oil & Founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy. They give us their take on energy independence and what it could mean for the midterm elections and President Trump’s run in 2020.