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Former White House photographer and author of Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents Pete Souza takes a pop at US President Donald Trump during his visit to Ireland.

Mr Souza has been posting throwback pictures of Mr Obama’s previous visits to the UK and Ireland while Mr Trump is over this side of the pond.

The Hill reports:

In one of a string of photos Souza shared to Instagram, Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama can be seen helping a grinning Queen Elizabeth out of a car.

The caption of the photo, which was shared on the second day of Trump’s visit, reads: “She likes him better.”

In another, Obama can be seen speaking to the British monarch as she laughs. That photo is captioned: “He makes her laugh.”

Obama is shown in another photo playing with Prince William’s son, Prince George, with a caption reading: “The little ones can always tell a person of character.”

Former White House photographer trolls Trump’s visit to UK with Obama throwbacks (The Hill)

Meanwhile….

Last night.

Donald Trump Jnr and Eric Trump during a pub crawl in Doonbeg, Co Clare.

From top: Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with President Donal Trump and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last March; Former US president Barack Obama

The meeting, which was requested by Irish officials, took place during the same trip that the Taoiseach met US president Donald Trump at the White House on his annual visit to Washington.

Mr Varadkar is said to have been advised against the meeting by Government officials, who were concerned it might ruffle feathers when he was in Washington to meet Mr Trump, a strong critic of his White House predecessor.

A Government spokesman confirmed that Mr Varadkar had a private meeting with Mr Obama. He said the meeting was to discuss the work of the former president’s foundation in Europe “and in particular its role in fostering leadership”.

Classy move, guys.

Varadkar met Obama on visit to Trump for St Patrick’s Day (Irish Times)

Earlier: Welcome Party

Pics; Getty/Government Press Centre

Former US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the 2016 DNC convention

All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives last night.

The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation [into alleged Russia-Trump collusion].

Source close to the matter tells Fox News that “the memo details the Intelligence Committee’s oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.”

An educated guess by anyone who’s been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.

Gulp.

Explosive”, “Shocking” And “Alarming” FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, “End Mueller Investigation” (Zero Hedge)

GOP lawmakers demand that ‘alarming’ memo on FISA abuses be made public (Fox News)

Previously: It’s A Fakedown

All Will Become Clear

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An excerpt from a speech given before Election day 2016 in which Barack Obama describes the origin of his “fired up, ready to go’ chant, illustrated by animators Emily Eckstein & Ege Alper, Alex Silver, Lynn Tomlinson, Jovanna Tosello, The Duke & The Duck, Amy Lee Ketchum, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, Musa Brooker, Miguel Jiron, Sara Spink, Lou Morton, and Daniela Sherer.

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