We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that you want him to undertake an investigation to establish who at the Obama White House was involved in Operation Crossfire Hurricane and what Obama knew and when did he know it.

Richard A. Viguerie and his team at American Target Advertising hosted their third Double Your Donors (DYD) seminar in three years at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 10. The non-profit organizations in attendance ranged from pro-life and pro-freedom groups to higher education organizations and ministries. NextAfter’s founder Tim Kachuriak also presented at the free seminar offered to conservative organizations that are interested in maximizing their fundraising through direct mail and digital outreach.

When the impeachment matter shifts from the House to the Senate there’s a different set of folks guiding the ship and the American public will hear entirely new arguments regarding the constitutional political process. Like an army that holds its artillery for the final stages of battle, Republicans are gearing up to return fire. And it should be spectacular.

Based on Democrat standards of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington. But what's even worse is in order to tailor the record to justify impeachment, Democrats have constructed a narrative based on lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Under the Fairness for All Act, progressive views of sexual orientation and gender identity would be enshrined into law, removing the ability of any debate or disagreement in the public square. Though select religious institutions would get a special carve-out, ordinary Americans, including individuals, daycares, businesses, schools, and other institutions would see their First Amendment freedoms gutted.

Democrats won’t get a majority if the impeachment effort reaches the senate, just as Republicans didn’t get one against Bill Clinton in 1999. Yet still they persist with the ruse. Some people never learn. Liberals should be careful about calling for something to be “burnt down,” since the ones feeling the heat might just be them very soon.

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We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that you want him to undertake an investigation to establish who at the Obama White House was involved in Operation Crossfire Hurricane and what Obama knew and when did he know it.

Richard A. Viguerie and his team at American Target Advertising hosted their third Double Your Donors (DYD) seminar in three years at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 10. The non-profit organizations in attendance ranged from pro-life and pro-freedom groups to higher education organizations and ministries. NextAfter’s founder Tim Kachuriak also presented at the free seminar offered to conservative organizations that are interested in maximizing their fundraising through direct mail and digital outreach.

When the impeachment matter shifts from the House to the Senate there’s a different set of folks guiding the ship and the American public will hear entirely new arguments regarding the constitutional political process. Like an army that holds its artillery for the final stages of battle, Republicans are gearing up to return fire. And it should be spectacular.

Based on Democrat standards of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington. But what's even worse is in order to tailor the record to justify impeachment, Democrats have constructed a narrative based on lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Under the Fairness for All Act, progressive views of sexual orientation and gender identity would be enshrined into law, removing the ability of any debate or disagreement in the public square. Though select religious institutions would get a special carve-out, ordinary Americans, including individuals, daycares, businesses, schools, and other institutions would see their First Amendment freedoms gutted.

Democrats won’t get a majority if the impeachment effort reaches the senate, just as Republicans didn’t get one against Bill Clinton in 1999. Yet still they persist with the ruse. Some people never learn. Liberals should be careful about calling for something to be “burnt down,” since the ones feeling the heat might just be them very soon.

What the IG report describes are the middle steps in the circular proof cycle created to justify the surveillance and investigation of the Trump campaign and set-up the Russian collusion narrative. But the report doesn’t examine the predicate steps that brought Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos into contact with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, so, since the IG failed to do so, we will connect all the dots in the circle.

Bottom line: In order to tailor the record to justify their impeachment narrative, Democrats are refusing to release all the information they have, while dumping cherry-picked documents at the last minute. This only continues the unprecedented and unfair way in which Democrats have conducted this impeachment process – lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Whatever the reason, it’s surprising and sad that Democrats appear to be coming unglued at this critical time in our nation’s history. Impeachment was never meant to be taken casually, but Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and most other party members have passed the point of no return. What will set them off next?

The DOJ's investigating itself is unprecedented in law enforcement. Have you ever heard of people committing a crime investigating themselves. That is, in fact, the point. We have been flooded with many IG reports, and yet none of the time and money wasted on these friendly lengthy investigations has produced a single indictment, and why is anybody surprised?

We believe that President Trump is personally committed to winning the war Islam has declared on the West, and he would be well-served by ignoring the thoroughly compromised Obama-era officers now inhabiting the upper echelons of the US military and intelligence community and taking some briefings from our friends at the Center for Security Policy and others who have not been infected by the Islam is a religion of peace fantasy.

It's a sign of the times that President Donald Trump will likely be impeached (not convicted) and cultural icons like the Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A and the Hallmark Channel feel intense pressure to bend to the whims of the intolerant left. All good people can do is resist -- how’s that for restoring a positive connotation to the word?

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  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    "We concluded that the FBI's use of this briefing for investigative reasons could potentially interfere with the expectation of trust and good faith among participants in strategic intelligence briefings, thereby frustrating their purpose," the Horowitz report said. Put it all together, and there was a lot of spying on the Trump campaign -- by confidential informants, in a wiretap, even in a supposed intelligence briefing. Yet defenders of the Trump-Russia probe still maintain that no spying took place, and that the FBI followed proper procedures. After Horowitz, that's a difficult case to make. The fact is, the FBI not only spied on the Trump campaign, it did it in the worst way.

  • Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

    Durham apparently has found evidence of something untoward and advised Horowitz of his information. We will have to wait for details of what Durham learned around the world, but I would suggest that it’s time to step back and apply Occam’s razor (i.e., common sense). An investigation that went on for years produced nothing of any substance. What started it? It could have been an accident, though I’m not sure how. It could have been a trigger of some unknown sort, but a “low bar,” as Horowitz infers. Or it could have been deception. Whatever it was—it was wrong. It will take strong men such as Durham and Barr, not an obfuscator such as Horowitz, to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

  • R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

    There's a tendency among Democratic candidates to threaten violence while on the campaign trail. Joe Biden is obviously the most he-man practitioner of the art, but I followed young Beto O’Rourke and before he pulled out of the race he showed potential as a pugilist. And what about Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand? They showed their own dexterity with the F word. Had they not backed out prematurely they might be shouting back-alley language by now. The tougher gals might even be taking a swing at that 80-plus-year chap out in Iowa. I am still waiting for Hillary. She is even tougher than Joe and she has broken more furniture and lamps, to say nothing of her dirty mouth.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    A few Dems in the House will vote no but the articles will pass — and the partisan assassination attempt will die in the Senate. How long the trial would take depends largely on how many witnesses are called, and most in the GOP seem to want to keep the trial as short as possible. Trump, however, has said he wants to call the Bidens, Schiff and the whistleblower, basically to put the Dems on trial. That conflict is something the White House and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have to resolve. In either case, it’s likely that by the time of the Iowa caucus, the failed putsch will seem like ancient history. That’s weird, too, and yet, these days, par for the course.

  • Michael Graham, The Washington Times

    It’s awfully easy to find someone you like more than Liz Warren. Ms. Warren has plenty of money, a fawning media and a Democratic primary electorate pumped up about nominating a woman to take on President Trump. And yet she’s quickly fading into a 2020 afterthought. Why? We live in a moment when authenticity is prized more than perhaps any time in modern political memory. And if the Society of Inauthentic Politics held a meeting today, Liz Warren would be declared their president for life. The old adage among political consultants is “It’s all about authenticity — once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” Alas, the only thing Liz Warren can fake is, well, you know …

  • Jim Geraghty, National Review

    What happened to all of those charges against Trump (bribery, etc.)? After all of this, there’s nothing referring to Trump’s actions in the Mueller report. Apparently the evidence of obstruction of justice laid out by the special counsel just didn’t warrant impeachment. Finally, apparently President Trump is such an anti-Constitutional menace that the freedom and fairness of future elections cannot be guaranteed unless he is removed . . . and he is also the kind of man that House Democrats can reach a deal with on trade deals and family leave. Both of those agreements are much bigger surprises than the decision on the impeachment articles. Impeachment is turning into a historic blip.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Horowitz, who is a creature of official Washington, is loath to interpret such rationalizations from fellow bureaucrats in a sinister light. Durham is under no such constraints. Unlike Horowitz, he also has the power to compel testimony. (Horowitz notes that he was unable to interview such figures as Jonathan Winer, the John Kerry protégé at the State Department who helped grease the wheels for Christopher Steele at the FBI.) Of course, the media will continue to pit Horowitz against Durham and Barr. But it is obvious to anybody who bothers to read it that Horowitz’s report lacks rigor and is more perfunctory than authoritative. Spygate’s day of reckoning still approaches.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    Once presidential prerogatives are criminalized and impeachment is used for short-term political gain, then the revolutionary process takes on a life of its own and will eventually devour its own creators. In such a downward spiral, impeachment has become no big deal. From now on, the party that holds the House majority will cite the present impeachment inquiry as good precedent for seeking the impeachment of any first-time president whose agendas they abhor and who they fear will be reelected. We are in revolutionary times, and those who redefined impeachment as a crude political effort will one day discover that they are being guillotined by the very instrument of retribution they erected.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    The inspector general found specifically at least 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the FBI’s secret warrant applications. Again, do not forget, the Obama administration took all these drastic and sloppy steps against a political opponent at the height of a presidential race — without ever alerting the campaign of this dastardly threat inside its campaign. This is, literally, worse than Watergate. This is worse than the most egregious abuses of power by J. Edgar Hoover in his campaign of spying on political opponents. And Obama administration officials bleat about how the inspector general found no evidence of “political bias” in their espionage campaign against Trump.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    "The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week when she announced that she had told her committee chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. Judiciary Committee Democrats are deeply concerned by the prospect of a government official using his or her office to investigate political opponents. So now, they have adopted the doctrine of preemptive impeachment. In other contexts (such as the Iraq war), preemption has proved to be an enormously controversial political rationale. It will likely prove equally contentious in the context of impeachment.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

    France, Britain and Germany, co-signers of the nuclear deal who have sought to maintain the agreement, now appear to believe the Iranians are violating the spirit if not the letter of the deal by testing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calls the allegation "a desperate falsehood." The Europeans are "bowing to US bullying," and covering up their own "miserable incompetence," he said. Two U.S. Defense Secretaries, Leon Panetta and James Mattis, called this weekend for U.S.-Iranian negotiations. And Trump's tweet on the prisoner exchange indicates a receptivity to the idea. For all involved, jaw-jaw would seem a better option than war-war.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Today on campus, these creeps have power because the administrators tend to be cowed by the left when not in active cahoots with it. They left can even LARP violent revolution because the schools hold back the cops who ought to be beating down and hooking up these black-masked punks. Someday, some of these quad gestapo types are going to be in real positions of power in real society, and they do not believe in rules and they do not believe in rights for anyone who opposes them. Their sole goal is their own power. And to increase their power, they need to take power from someone else. You are the someone else. In a society they control, you will have no rights, no voice, and no future.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Democrats candidates are following Clinton’s deplorable example. America didn’t fail Kamala Harris. She was rejected by Democratic donors and prospective voters who aren’t likely to thank her for implying that they are racist, sexist troglodytes. Nor will they thank Pete Buttigieg when he drops out and blames his loss on homophobia. And, if Joe Biden actually gets within groping range of the Democratic nomination, he should avoid blaming his ultimate rejection on the electorate. Indeed, he would be wise to consider this: Donald Trump is by no means above hurling insults at Democrats, journalists, bureaucrats, socialists, ad infinitum. Yet he has never been dumb enough to insult the customer.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

    From now on, impeachment can be used against any first-term president with a record of success. There need be no special prosecutor’s report of wrongdoing, no hard evidence, no first-hand witnesses of illegality. The entire rushed process will take days, not months in order to stain the president with being impeached. The impeaching party need not worry about the absence either of public or bipartisan congressional support. The impeaching party, as Hamilton feared, will always be in the majority in the House and can rig quick hearings to preclude reciprocal rights of calling witnesses and cross-examination. That’s the Democratic legacy and Democrats will live to rue it.

  • Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

    If Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler & Co. were to succeed in impeaching and removing Donald Trump, what would they inherit? Not the wind, but something worse—the whirlwind—a country split beyond comprehension, even on the brink of civil war. What an accomplishment! The gang at CNN, MSNBC, and so on. should be very proud. Of course, there is another way. It’s called saying no. It’s going back to the business of government, passing the USMCA and working on infrastructure, maybe figuring out a rational immigration system that everyone could stick to or doing something serious about all our brothers and sisters overdosing on fentanyl. We could do all that, or even some, but unfortunately, it’s probably too late.