Donald Trump Jr.

How Could a Meeting Like Trump Jr.’s Happen? Easy: Campaigns Are Circuses.

Craig Shirley, CNS News

Weirdos and politics go together like peas and carrots: Strange, bizarre meetings. Strange, bizarre people. Clandestine operations. Inexplicable decisions. Things that in the light of day look strange, but in the heat of the moment seem perfectly rational. People often do things in politics that later can’t be explained. At least not always reasonably.

The Curious Case of Natalia Veselnitskaya

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It is certainly fair to question the wisdom of supporting immigration parole for Veselnitskaya under the circumstances that obtained. It is crystal clear, however, that the parole grant was strictly related to the Prevezon asset forfeiture case. It had nothing to do with the Trump campaign.

Was The Russian Lawyer's Meeting With Donald Trump Jr Part Of A Deep State Plot?

Connect the dots and it looks like the same group of dictator-friendly Democrats who got the the spurious dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump into the news have chosen this moment to leak information on Donald Jr. to keep the phony Russian collusion story alive.

Trump faces double standard from left-wing media, Democrats

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

What sooo wrong are the claims by Democrats, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post that first son-in-law Jared Kushner (perhaps) and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (certainly) should have known better. They should have steered the naïf eldest son away from such an illegal/immoral encounter with a Russian. Nonsense. The meeting wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t an immoral encounter. Failing to get available dirt on the opposition is what’s immoral if not outright criminally negligent in politics – not just here, but everywhere.

Obama DOJ Allowed Russian Lawyer to Enter U.S. Without Visa Before Trump Team Meeting

Debra Heine, PJ Media

The Obama Justice Department cleared Moscow attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya last year under “extraordinary circumstances,” allowing her to enter the United States without a visa before she penetrated then-candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle. She managed to finagle a meeting with the Trump team by promising that she had dirt on Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.

Trump-Russia investigation takes sharp turn toward the dumb

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The talk in Washington is again all about foreign influence. In the Trump Jr. matter, it seems possible that if the Veselnitskaya meeting was a one-off, and that Trump Jr. learned a lesson and did not repeat his mistake, then the controversy will eventually fade. "There isn't anything else there," he told Hannity. But if that's not true, if there were other similar incidents, who knows?

Don Jr.'s Russia meeting wasn't collusion — just amateur hour

Jonathan Turley, The Hill

In the continuing Russia Rorschach test, it turns out that every amorphous blob looks like a crime to media and many legal experts. They question is whether the Trump team is a bunch of click-bait chumps or criminals. In other words, does any of this constitute a clear crime or even a vague inkblot image of a crime? No, at least not on these facts.

Why the latest Russia story is just another Trump witch hunt

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

By now, the president, and even his family, should know they can never count on getting a fair shake from the White House press corps. They face a rabid hostility, and everything they say and do is seen through the darkest possible lens. It’s not going to change, so Trump must. His White House leaks too much and by every indication, nobody is in charge.

Democrats gunning for Jared Kushner after Donald Trump Jr. emails released

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Democrats responded Tuesday to Donald Trump Jr.'s emails setting up a controversial meeting with a Russian national by calling for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to surrender his security clearance and resign. Kushner, who is also President Trump's son-in-law, attended the meeting designed to uncover damaging information about Hillary Clinton, along with the younger Trump and campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Another dead horse, another beating

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The magpie media just can’t let go of the Trump-Russian collusion story, no matter how many unearthed horses turn out to be dead. Maybe there really is the story of the century lurking in the shadow of Donald Trump, but this one ain’t it. The New York Times used to be better than this.

Forgotten Americans Find Their Champion

Far from being dark or dystopian, we found in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech the first glimmer of hope for the restoration of our country and the real change for which Mr. Viguerie has long campaigned: My message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned.

Ted Cruz Committed Political Suicide On National TV

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Ted Cruz pleased the 5% of #NeverTrump Republicans and disappointed and angered the vast majority in the conservative movement. In doing so Ted Cruz lost his chance to be the leader of the conservative movement, and effectively handed that mantle over to Mike Pence, in whom conservatives are now likely to invest their time, energy, resources and hopes to advance the conservative agenda.

Mike Pence Just Made Himself De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

How long that leadership lasts, or if it will be contested, remains to be seen, but by joining the Trump ticket, and last night through his remarks to the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence showed he understands the Trump coalition is the future, and he showed real leadership by making himself an essential element of that coalition’s success in the 2016 election; future-focused conservatives now have the leader they’ve been looking for and it's Mike Pence.

Donald Trump Junior: 'For My Father, Impossible Is Just the Starting Point'

Susan Jones, CNS News

At the end of his tribute to "my mentor, my best friend, my father," Donald Junior listed all the things his father will do as president, including working with "everyone" to pass legislation; reforming the tax code; repealing and replacing Obamacare; appointing judges "who believe that freedom requires limited government"; and putting America and Americans first.

The Most Important Speech At The GOP Convention Last Night Was Not Delivered By Chris Christie

In a campaign that is all about communicating brand before policies and ideas Tiffany Trump’s remarks stood out as what may very well be the first speech about love delivered to a national political convention and for that distinction we deem it the most import speech of the evening.