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.

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|

McCain’s Key Role in Fueling Post-Election Trump-Russia Hysteria

In his 2018 book, The Restless Wave, the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) wondered aloud why he was sought out and given the infamous Steele dossier shortly after the 2016 presidential election. After suggesting that anyone who questioned his role in handling the political document was indulging in “conspiracy theories,” McCain offered his

By | 2019-03-20T16:43:21-07:00 March 20th, 2019|

How a Former McCain Associate Obtained the Steele Dossier and Helped Advance the Russian-Collusion Narrative

After receiving a subpoena to appear before the House Intelligence Committee last year,  David Kramer, a close associate of the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The committee had additional questions to ask Kramer about his handling of the infamous Steele dossier, which he helped circulate on

By | 2019-03-19T19:33:02-07:00 March 18th, 2019|