Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Moran: Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
“Meadows and Jordan argued that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had problematic decision-making during the 2016 presidential campaign and failed to comply with House oversight requests. The House conservatives also chastised the DOJ and Rosenstein for withholding ’embarrassing documents,’ knowingly hiding information from Congress, abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, and ‘failure to comply with Congressional subpoenas.’ The Constitution empowers the House to impeach any officer of the executive or judicial branches. […] Read the articles of impeachment here.”
Greenfield: How Hillary Clinton Set Up Mueller to Fail
“136,639,786 people voted in the 2016 election. 46 million of those votes were cast in swing states. An estimated $2.65 billion was spent on the presidential race. The United States of America has the world’s biggest free and open elections. And also the most expensive elections. It would be easier for a foreign country to invade America than rig an election. There’s a reason that Russian activity in 2016 is described as ‘election interference’ rather than a more definitive term. Despite the comparisons to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, there’s no remote evidence that what happened influenced the outcome. But the Japanese didn’t ‘interfere’ in Pearl Harbor. Nor did Muslim terrorists ‘interfere’ with the World Trade Center and the thousands of people in the towers. Interference is a weasel word, implying and inferring, rather than defining what really happened.”
Thiessen: Will Democrats still be Russia hawks when Trump is gone?
“. . . now, a quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Democrats have belatedly decided that Russia is a threat. For decades, while the Soviet Union sowed tyranny across the globe, sent millions to rot in the Gulag, and threatened America with nuclear annihilation, Democrats were for detente and peaceful coexistence. Even as Putin continued Russia’s pattern authoritarian aggression, undermining democracy at home and invading his neighbors, they advocated a ‘reset’ of relations. It was only when Russia invaded John Podesta’s privacy that Democrats were finally — finally! — outraged.”