deep state

Demonization of Nunes Is a Window Into Our Times

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The demonization of Nunes is a window into our times. We hunt for mythical Russian collusion while foreign collusion between Christopher Steele and his Russian sources is ignored. Progressives who claim an affinity for the middle classes demonize farmers as hicks. A supposedly noble press prints fakes news and traces down someone’s long-dead great-grandmother to suggest divided loyalties. The real question is not why today’s jaded media go to such lengths to slander Nunes, but why they are so afraid of him.

Democrats Hope for a Richard Nixon Repeat

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

what is afoot here is something America specializes in — regime change. Only the regime our establishment and media mean to change is the government of the United States. What is afoot is the overthrow of America's democratically elected head of state. The methodology is familiar. After a years-long assault on the White House and president by a special prosecutor's office, the House takes up impeachment, while a collaborationist press plays its traditional supporting role. Presidents are wounded, disabled or overthrown, and Pulitzers all around.

The New York Times Belatedly Discovers The Deep State

We hope the publication of the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times galvanizes the President to cull out those establishment Republican hacks, Democrats and Deep State operatives who have been slow walking his policies, but until he puts someone who shares his agenda in charge of White House Personnel that is unlikely to happen.

The Truth Will Set Us All Free

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The only way to clear up this messy saga is for Trump to immediately declassify all documents — without redactions — relating to the Mueller investigation, the FISA court warrants, the Clinton email investigation, and CIA and FBI involvement with the dossier and the use of informants. Second, there needs to be another special counsel to investigate wrongdoing on the part of senior officials in these now nearly discredited agencies.

What If Everybody Sucks at Everything?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The comfortable thing about conspiracy theories is that they allow us to graft logic onto chaos — they give us a feeling of security. In the words of the Joker in "The Dark Knight," "Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying." But what if there is no plan? What if everybody is just bad at everything? Our first instinct should usually be to attribute malign acts in government to incompetence rather than malice, because that's usually more accurate.

Who Hired Stefan Halper?

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is depressing how DC operates, but it is also very funny. The CIA has long been a magnet for gossipy, pseudo-scholarly hacks like Halper. The question Nixon once asked about the CIA remains relevant: “What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley?” Under Obama, the answer was that they sat around a table with Brennan and Strzok and cooked up schemes to spy on Donald Trump.

New Poll: Conservatives Say Revoke Their Security Clearances

A new FedUp PAC poll shows that conservatives overwhelmingly agree that President Trump should revoke the security clearances of those involved in the unfolding scandal regarding the Obama administration’s spying on people in the Trump campaign.

The Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

Senator Rand Paul was right, President Trump should revoke the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan and anyone else involved in the unmasking of Trump associates, the phony FISA warrant applications and the spying on the Trump team.

Why Should Trump Pick A Fight With Putin Over The Failures Of Obama, Clapper, Strzok and Brennan?

Never in the annals of Washington DC’s history have three bureaucrats been so anxious to shout their failures from every rooftop. But that’s exactly what Strzok, Clapper, and especially Brennan have been doing by blasting Trump for not picking a fight with Putin over their failure to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election.

John Brennan Misses Communist Russia

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The outrage about the Trump-Putin meeting is empty noise, generated by the America Last crowd to hurt an America First president. It won’t work. From Hillary to Pelosi to Brennan, they are the little lefties who cried wolf — after decades of feeding wolves. Their credibility is nil; their counsel is immature and reckless. Brennan isn’t just throwing stones from his glass house but boulders and his only expertise on treachery comes from his own.

Obama Cybersecurity Failures Are The Real 2016 Election Story

It is time for Congress and the media to stop chasing the phony charges that Trump “colluded with the Russians” and start asking what changed during the Obama years that allowed this extensive cyberattack on America to go unchallenged, and with such ease, and why were our cybersecurity operators told to “stand down.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert Drops Strzok Hearing’s Bombshell Revelation

We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions (202-514-2000) to demand that Peter Strzok be fired for dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the information presented to him by the Intelligence Community Inspector General as documented by Rep. Louie Gohmert at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

John Brennan, the Revolutionary Who Never Grew Up

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Imagine a former CIA director under a Democratic president calling for members of the executive branch to defy his lawful directives, blithely spreading grave charges against him without evidence, and calling on the “country” to “defeat” him. The media would treat that figure as a dangerous weirdo. But Brennan has done all of that and more, and it has only enhanced his appeal in the eyes of the media. Brennan has returned to the revolutionary ramparts of his youth, convinced more than ever that nothing is treasonous for a leftist.

Is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Still Smirking?

Yesterday, Rep. Jim Jordan grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the documents he has been withholding from Congress, as Rosenstein smirked his way through the questioning. But Rosenstein may not be smirking now as the House passed a resolution demanding he comply with its subpeonas by July 6.

'Ethical Leader' James Comey Referred For Criminal Investigation

The IG report is a blistering rebuke of James Comey, who has spent recent months on a book tour promoting his brand of “ethical leadership.” Now, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed that his office is investigating Comey for his handling of classified information.

The IG Report: Obama Knew

After reading the Inspector General's report it is clear to us that many of the contortions the FBI and Department of Justice went through weren’t to protect Hillary Clinton, they were to protect Obama from being exposed as a liar and an accessory in Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds.

Stop Sanitizing the Inspector General's Report and Deliver It Now

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

What we are embroiled in here with this IG report and the ones to follow about the FISA court are the principle battles of the War against the Deep State.  Will we be able to keep, tenuous as it is, a government of, by and for the people? Or will we drift off into a world of high-tech bureaucratic socialist autocracy under the control of an elitist cabal, a nomenklatura?

Time For Chairman Nunes To Subpoena Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper

Exactly when Stefan Halper began his work spying on the Trump campaign, his contacts with campaign officials, to whom he reported and what information he gathered remains unknown, but one thing is clear; the first target of Halper’s spying was not Donald Trump, it was Obama administration critic LTG Mike Flynn and it began two years before Trump announced his campaign for President.