government

Leaks and Lies

Eli Lake in Bloomberg View thinks people in the permanent government selectively leaked highly classified information to damage a political appointee. He calls what happened to Michael Flynn a “political assassination”. Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private

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Russian Election Hacking

In 2012 President Obama told Russian President Medvedev he would be much more flexible after the election. Obama thought his remarks were private but he was speaking into an open mic in front of tv cameras. Lucky for him, there was no Republican narrative of Russian election hacking in 2012. It might have seemed plausible, considering the fact that Obama repeatedly mocked

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Killing Putin

In his Super Bowl interview with President Trump, Bill O’Reilly accused the Russian President of killing people. Trump’s response? “You think our country’s so innocent?” That made me think of one of my favorite exchanges between Michael Corleone and Kay Adams: Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a

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Eviscerating ObamaCare

When President Obama met with party leaders in 2009 Eric Cantor pitched some ideas for the stimulus bill.  The president responded, “Elections have consequences and, at the end of the day, I won.” The 800 billion dollar stimulus went on to pass with three Republican votes. And ObamaCare rammed its way through Congress without any Republican

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Nancy Pelosi House

Nancy Pelosi won 134 votes to Tim Ryan’s 68 to hang on as House Minority Leader. Ryan is taking credit for giving her a scare. But winning 68% of the vote sounds like a landslide to me. Maybe they should demand that Jill Stein do a recount. Nancy Pelosi And maybe Nancy Pelosi should give the Democratic party

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Tarmac Talk Could Influence Election Outcome

Jane Mayer, in the New Yorker, points out that FBI Director Comey broke with Justice Department tradition: Attorney General Loretta Lynch expressed her preference that Comey follow the department’s longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations, and not taking any action that could influence the outcome of an election, but he said that he felt compelled

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FBI Immunity Chest

Rather than convene a grand jury to subpoena her computer, the FBI gave Cheryl Mills immunity from prosecution.  Mills served as Hillary’s chief of staff and as her attorney. Immunity with Impunity The FBI also gave immunity to four others and agreed to destroy computers after reviewing evidence on them.

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Trump Takes Bait In First Debate

The first 30 minutes of the first debate went swimmingly for Donald Trump. He pushed his case that globalism benefits global elites like the Clintons but hurts the American middle class. Hillary responded that she would have a special prosecutor if elected. Not to prosecute anyone for destroying classified emails on her server but to enforce trade agreements.

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