Russia investigation

How the Russia Investigation Helps Trump

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

When Trump fulminates about the supposed sins of the "deep state," few Americans are exercised. Most shrug; some even nod along. Democrats seethe but have no new fodder for their ire — and every day that passes with the media chumming the waters and coming up empty drives down enthusiasm even more. And Trump's focus on Russia means that he spends less time tweeting about other topics — which helps him, since he's less likely to make a grave error on those fronts.

John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Brennan dimly understood that there would be hell to pay if it came out that Hillary partisans in the U.S. government were spying on her opponent’s campaign, making use of opposition research that she had purchased. But Brennan, who was auditioning to be Hillary’s CIA director and choking on his anger at the thought of Trump as president, couldn’t help himself apparently. Many questions in all of this remain unanswered, but this much is clear: John Brennan’s transformation of the CIA into a branch office of the Hillary campaign will go down as one of the grossest abuses in the agency’s history.

We Need More Conservative Warriors Like Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz And DeSantis

Far from being merely partisan apologists for President Trump, Reps Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis are reflecting what their constituents think about the Mueller investigation and the Russia collusion probe.

Why All the Secrecy?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The president should direct Rosenstein to outline, publicly and in detail, the good-faith basis for a criminal investigation arising out of Russia’s interference in the election — if there is one. If he can’t, Mueller’s criminal investigation should be terminated; if he can, Mueller should be compelled to explain (unless Rosenstein’s disclosure makes it clear) why he needs to interview President Trump in order to complete his work.

Time to end the crazy secrecy of the Trump-Russia investigation

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Capitol Hill's secrecy is nothing compared to that of special counsel Robert Mueller, whose lawyers recently declined to tell a federal judge in open court what their investigation is about. The problem with this investigation, going back to the beginning, is everything is done in secret. In February, I wrote that in the Trump-Russia probe, "Too much material is secret, too much is classified, and too many attacks are launched and defenses mounted with too little public knowledge of the underlying facts." That's still true, and becoming more so every day.

The Deep State’s Kangaroo Court

It turns out that Judge Beryl Howell, who signed off on Robert Mueller’s request to convene a Washington, D.C. grand jury for the Russia investigation is a former staffer for Vermont’s hyper-partisan Leftist Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, coauthored papers with a member of Mueller's team and used to turn up for work in Leahy's office dressed in a Mao suit.

Keeping Devin Nunes out of the game

Byron York, Washington Examiner

As the Russia case continues to dominate public attention, the House investigation is going largely without its chairman, who has been pushed to the side by an unusual investigation that Republicans believe is being extended for the purpose of keeping the chairman away from the Russia affair. And there is no idea of when that situation might change.

Government Owes Taxpayers Billions for Wasted Russia Investigation

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The hearings have also succeeded to an unfortunate extent in their only real mission -- impeding or even destroying the possibility of the changes that had been voted for by the American public in the previous election.  Speaking of billions, how do you put a price on that?