About Those Meddling Russians

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment last Friday of 13 Russians for interfering in American elections made for a busy news cycle. On Fox News, a breathless Marie Harf, formerly of the U.S. State Department, said many Americans get their news from Facebook, so Russian interference was a serious matter. Conservative Matt Schlapp, on

By | 2018-02-22T20:06:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

The Paradoxes of the Mueller Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring to sow confusion in the 2016 presidential election. The chance of extraditing any of the accused from Vladimir Putin's Russia is zero. Some of the Russians' Keystone Cops efforts to disrupt the election favored Donald Trump (as well as Bernie Sanders).

By | 2018-02-21T12:13:15+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Mueller Indictment May Be Bad News for Illegal Aliens

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment against three Russian entities and 13 Russian individuals may have legal implications for illegal aliens residing in the United States, and could serve as grounds for deportation. Mueller accuses the Russian nationals of “knowingly and intentionally conspiring to defraud the United States” by hindering the functions of

By | 2018-02-21T15:32:00+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

The Unbearable Mendacity of NeverTrump-Inspired Comparisons

It requires a special degree of mendacity to compare Robert Mueller’s recent indictments to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Only someone desperate to get attention, or to please his new Trump-hating masters at a top news organization, or to improve his name recognition to sell his new book, would be shameless enough to equate

By | 2018-02-21T14:08:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Russia Focus Neglects the Real Threat from China

Samantha Vinograd, a former senior national security advisor under President Obama, intoned Monday on CNN that in light of the previous week’s indictment of 13 Russian trolls, “We are under live attack and we’re doing nothing.” Now, we know about these semi-hapless Russian trolls because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday announced

By | 2018-02-21T13:36:22+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

The Russian Indictments: Who’s Laughing Now?

I recall the time when President George W. Bush claimed to have looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and seen a soul. My response: “Whose?” In 2006, while I warned Putin was a Stalin-wannabe and enemy of the United States, the Swamp’s “sophisticated” foreign policy swells contemptuously chuckled at my antiquated “Cold War” paranoia.

By | 2018-02-21T07:56:10+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon Administration's attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985-87,

By | 2018-02-11T11:37:36+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

Tear Down That Wall . . . of Silence

As the Obama wall of silence begins to crumble, the FBI’s reputation is befouled by its own rash actions, a politicized Justice Department stands revealed as, well, politicized, and the Democrats furiously spin the facts outlined in the Nunes Memo and subsequent revelations, there’s only one overarching question left to ask: what made

By | 2018-02-09T09:23:37+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

Adam ‘Pathfinder’ Schiff: Despicable, Smear-Mongering McCarthyite?

Though lauded by the complicit media for engorging their “echo chamber”((c) Ben Rhodes), nonetheless U.S. Rep.Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) (a.k.a. the “Pathfinder”) has received decidedly fewer plaudits in the new media. Given how sadistic Russian bots can be, many such critiques, accusations, and allegations levied against Schiff are scathing, brutal, and cruel.Shrug. As my father

By | 2018-02-07T10:49:32+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Steele’s Credibility—and the FBI’s—Keeps Unraveling

Here is one more reason why the Nunes memo is consequential: Its release prompted the Justice Department and FBI to grant the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request to declassify portions of its criminal referral of dossier author Christopher Steele for making false statements to federal officials. The new information corroborates a key allegation in

By | 2018-02-06T16:56:13+00:00 February 6th, 2018|