James Comey

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Irascible impeachment talk is Democrats’ most asinine rant to date

In the end Donald Trump’s presidency will likely rise or fall with the conclusions of the special counsel on the Russian-meddling investigation. If the case against him is truly as flimsy as it appears on the surface, Democrats are the ones who will suffer the most from pursuing it.

Trump’s Berating of Comey for the Consumption of Our Enemies

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The problem with this incident is not that it makes more likely the possibility that Trump colluded with Russia. The problem is that it suggests that Trump isn’t distinguishing friend from foe, Americans from America’s enemies. I don’t care about the “Russia collusion” narrative. I’m talking about a president who must know there is a more destructive narrative about his fitness, for which he cannot seem to stop providing ammunition.

What The FBI Should Be Investigating: The Death Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Diana West and Rod Wheeler have identified the two crimes that the FBI should be investigating, and they have nothing to do with Donald Trump and his successful campaign for President, and everything to do with the wrongdoing and cover-up at the Democratic National Committee.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Distracted conservatives equate to disastrous Democrat gains in 2018

More than anything conservatives need to take a step back from all of this fury, breathe into a paper bag if necessary and try to remember, as the Bible teaches, “This too shall pass.” President Trump will regularly stir up the liberal hornets’ nest, but the people aren’t fooled.

Don't Do It Donald

Choosing Democrat turned Independent Senator Joe Lieberman to head the FBI would empower President Trump’s fiercest enemies in the Republican Party and do nothing to get Democrats off his back.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fraud-free elections are a figment of liberal hallucinogenic imaginations

What “evidence” do liberals possess showing that anyone was actually prevented from voting simply by having to produce a valid ID? Where is the “evidence” of collusion to suppress minority turnout? Where is the “evidence” demonstrating that such a plot exists?

The High-Tech Lynching of an Uppity President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

What we are seeing in this endless series of stories about Trump — all of them from gutless anonymous sources and all of them disputed — is the desperate denizens of the swamp fighting for their survival against the duly elected president of a very angry American people who have had enough of special interest politics and the cronyism and nest feathering that comes with it.

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

When one begins to analyze how these stories begin and propagate it is clear that, as The Washington Post put it, “current and former U.S. officials” in the intelligence agencies are engaged in what amounts to a seditious conspiracy to cripple and eventually bring down President Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In regards to Trump, is it time for conservatives to push the panic button?

As conservatives, we must keep an eye on Trump and the people closest to him. Vigilance is called for. Loyalty is a given, but it will be critical for Trump to not stray too far from where he came from…or he may very well find himself all alone in a room with few friends.

Comey's revenge is a gun without powder

Gregg Jarrett, Fox News

By writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box.  If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it.  If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To recover from his media troubles, Trump must dump the establishment

The forces Trump faces are formidable; his frustration must be boiling over. But if he’s unwilling to recognize that the problems he’s encountering are attributable to his embrace of the Washington establishment, all might be lost already. Let’s hope it really isn’t this bad.

Comey and the Saturday Night Massacre

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

By 1968, the liberal establishment had lost the mandate it had held since 1933, but not lost its ability to wound and kill presidents. Though Nixon won 49 states, that establishment took him down. Though Ronald Reagan won 49 states, that establishment almost took him down in the Iran-Contra affair. And that is the end they have in mind for President Trump.

Severed Heads

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The real felony remains the exemptions given to high officials such as Lerner, Napolitano, and Rice who have wreaked havoc because they assume they will never be fired. Even a badly conducted severing of a culpable government head is always preferable to an adroit exemption from any consequences. The one is rare and salutary, the other is commonplace and insidious.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to real American presidents, Trump breaks the mold

Donald Trump the human being is the product of seven decades of learning at the hands of American culture and traditions. He’s so completely apart from every other president – and contemporary politician – that conventional comparisons to the past just won’t stick.

On the Limits of Loyalty

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The FBI director’s status should be no different from that of the attorney general, the CIA director, and other top national-security officials. Particularly in a time of terrorist peril, these positions are of tremendous policy-making consequence. Since the president is ultimately responsible for policy, he should be free to appoint his own preferred nominees, subject to the Senate’s constitutional advice-and-consent check.

The Politics of 'Special Prosecutors'

Setting aside the astonishing idea that the Democratic Party would hold the nation’s top law enforcement agency hostage to its own political agenda, the idea that a “special prosecutor” is needed implies that a crime worthy of prosecution is known to have been committed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Democrats’ Comey rage is a tale told by idiots signifying nothing

Democrats have gone completely overboard once again on this Comey/Russia/Special Prosecutor matter and people will notice. The truth is out there somewhere and eventually the Democrats will either have to produce a Russia smoking gun or surrender their holster.

Why James Comey Had to Go

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

The FBI head was so good at portraying himself as Washington’s last Boy Scout—the only person who ever did the right thing—that few noticed his repeated refusal to do the right thing. Mr. Comey might still have a job if, on any number of occasions, he’d acknowledged his own conflicts and stepped back.

James Comey Is the Latest Victim of the Clintons

Michael Barone, National Review

Can something be said in defense of Comey? He was put in a terrible position by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obama Justice Department. Justice officials downplayed the criminal nature of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and granted immunity to Clinton aides rather than summon them before a grand jury. That amounts to weighting the scales of justice in favor of the administration’s preferred candidate for president.

For Comey, a creature of the swamp, a deserved dunking

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Donald Trump was hired to drain the swamp Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Comey had inhabited for far too long. Now, of course, Mr. Comey has been sacked and the Democrats are losing their minds. None of them seems to think Mr. Comey should not have been fired. They just think he should have been fired sooner. Truth is, they really just think he should have been fired by President Hillary Clinton.