Julie Kelly

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

Adam Schiff: The Media’s Pin-Up Doll

There are times that even The Onion—the popular satirical newspaper—can’t compete with the outlandish coverage produced by allegedly legitimate news publications. Newsweek magazine’s front-cover swoon over Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this week is one such example. The interview portrays Schiff as a warrior-martyr, fighting the evil Trump regime for the good of the

By | 2019-04-18T20:05:34-07:00 April 17th, 2019|

Wikileaks or the Washington Post?

The imbroglio du jour of the political class is the question of whether Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder arrested last week in London, is a hero or a villain. Is he a journalist entitled to special treatment or a criminal deserving punishment? And if pursuing then publishing classified materials is a federal offense,

By | 2019-04-15T21:19:50-07:00 April 15th, 2019|

Will William Barr Get Justice for Carter Page?

It all started with Carter Page. The biggest scandal in the history of American politics originated with carefully cultivated public suspicions about whether Page, a Naval Academy graduate and campaign volunteer, was a conduit between Team Trump and the Kremlin. In spring 2016, Page emerged as the first alleged culprit in the nascent Trump-Russia

By | 2019-04-10T19:14:04-07:00 April 10th, 2019|

Same People Behind Iraq War Lies Pushed Russian Collusion

For more than two years they misled us. Exploiting fear and confusion after a shocking event, they warned that our country was in imminent danger at the hands of a mad man. They insisted that legitimate intelligence, including a CIA report issued a month before a national election and a dossier produced by

By | 2019-04-20T10:36:24-07:00 April 8th, 2019|

Did Bruce Ohr’s Testimony Defuse a NYT Bombshell?

As the congressional testimony of key figures in the so-called Russiagate scandal becomes public, some of it provides a basis to question the veracity of news reporting that often appeared to give cover for the same officials who participated in the scheme. For example, the recently-released testimony of Bruce Ohr does not substantiate

By | 2019-03-31T17:09:06-07:00 March 31st, 2019|

Brennan the Menace

John Brennan was nervous. Under intense questioning by Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in May 2017, Brennan squirmed and stammered and twirled his pen as Gowdy demanded to know why the former CIA chief concluded in mid-2016 that the Trump campaign was conspiring with the Russians to manipulate the outcome of the presidential election.

By | 2019-03-29T18:17:48-07:00 March 28th, 2019|

GOP House Intel Members Demand Schiff Resign

During a meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning, Republican members demanded that Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) step down as chairman. Reading aloud from a letter signed by nine Republicans, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) accused Schiff of "having abused your position to knowingly promote false information, having damaged the integrity of this Committee,

By | 2019-03-28T07:49:46-07:00 March 28th, 2019|

NeverTrump’s Complicity in Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax

As the history of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax is being written, one group deserves a vaunted perch atop the proverbial Hall of Shame: NeverTrump “conservatives.” For nearly three years, these Trump-hating propagandists on the Right have aided the most mendacious forces on the Left in a grievous attempt to take down the Republican

By | 2019-03-24T12:31:22-07:00 March 24th, 2019|

Media Ignores Major Story About the Dossier—Again

Whispers about the late Senator John McCain’s involvement in spreading the infamous Steele dossier around Washington mostly have been a sidebar to the larger scandal. But the court deposition of David Kramer, a close associate of McCain who was part of a defamation lawsuit related to the dossier, now confirms McCain’s wider role.

By | 2019-03-23T09:43:22-07:00 March 22nd, 2019|