Required Reading – July 31 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Feldman: Old Prosecutors Speaking Frankly

“About once a year the Society of Old Prosecutors meets in a private libation spot the name of which I am honor bound not to disclose. We met to discuss the week’s events and, as long as I don’t name the participants, I was given permission to share some of the talk. (Given the mad-dog operations of the Special Counsel some feared that to publicly state their views they’d be subject to midnight FBI raids with their nightgown-garbed wives rousted from bed and felt up by armed agents, or all their assets seized and their private correspondence unrelated to anything handed over to Democratic spinners like Lanny Davis to be megaphoned on CNN.)

Lawyer 1: . . .”

Read more at American Thinker.

Kline: Trump Could Punish Universities By Executive Order

“If the head of the Berkeley College Republicans could figure this one out, someone in the White House may already have. ‘In 1941, Executive Order 8807 authorized the federal government to subcontract research projects to universities,’ Bradley Devlin writes. ‘This waned the government’s extensive control over scientific research and helped the government scrap wasteful projects.’  ‘To this day, universities fiercely compete for federal research grants.'”

Read more at Academia.

Westrop: Exclusive: Obama Administration Knowingly Funded a Designated al-Qaeda Affiliate

“The Middle East Forum has discovered that the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it as a terrorist-financing organization. More stunningly, government officials specifically authorized the release of at least $115,000 of this grant even after learning that it was a designated terror organization.”

Read more at National Review.

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