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Hillary Clinton, Alger Hiss and the Schism in the American Soul

Just as in the 1950s the American Left and the Democratic Party tried to convince their fellow citizens that the objective truth of Communist penetration of the American government did not exist, so today's Democrats maintain the lie that the Clintons have done nothing worth investigating.

DOJ Lifts Gag Order On Clinton - Uranium One Informant: What’s Next?

Now that the gag order has been lifted it is time for Attorney General Sessions to choose a side in the much larger question: Why was the nondisclosure agreement put in place to begin with, who demanded the informant sign it, and what was their relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton?

Uranium One Means Mueller Must Recuse Himself from Russia Probe

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We have heard disturbing allegations of this for some time, via "Clinton Cash" and even from the New York Times, but the new disclosure that a 2009 FBI investigation of this possible nuclear deal uncovered kickbacks, money laundering, and bribes from the Russian company involved (Rosatom) and yet it still was given the go-ahead by the Obama administration is -- I can think of no better word -- appalling.  How could it have come to pass that this occurred?  Why are we supposed to believe anyone now?

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.

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.

The Vast Conspiracies To Take Out Hillary Clinton

Rush is right – if Hillary Clinton was defeated by a vast Russian conspiracy, it’s a conspiracy so good that no one can find it.

Far Left Censorship: Sean Hannity Advertisers Attacked

We find it very interesting that the Left would mount such an outsized attack on Sean Hannity for his coverage of the Seth Rich murder. That tells us Hannity must have been close to something important because the Clintons wouldn’t have devoted these vast resources to rebutting a story that is merely a crazy Rightwing conspiracy theory.

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.

Inspector Obama and the Red Panther

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What has come out of all this snooping? No evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, as even Obama aides James Clapper and Mike Morrell have conceded. But it is yielding plenty of evidence of criminal collusion between the Obama administration and the media. Only the chattering class would have the Orwellian gall to shift the scandal from the Obama administration investigating a political opponent and inflicting damage on him through criminal leaks to the Republicans’ exposure of that devious gambit.

John Brennan and Baltic Spies Teamed Up to Defeat Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Both Brennan and officials in the Baltic States had strong incentives to help Hillary and hurt Trump. That Brennan and some Baltic spies teamed up to inflate the significance of some half-baked intelligence from a recording isn’t surprising. Only in such a feverish partisan milieu would basic questions go unasked, such as: Is it really a good idea to investigate a political opponent on the basis of a lead provided by a country that wants to see him lose?

Shameful Treatment of Sessions Harms Our Interests

Pete Wilson, Real Clear Politics

Calling for a special prosecutor when there is no evidence to justify it is an irresponsible ploy. Its purpose is to delay Jeff Sessions from launching needed reform for months. It is pure political obstructionism, putting party ahead of country. The American people should reject this disgraceful performance by the Democratic national leadership and demand that they honor the Constitution and the 2016 election that preserved it.

Report: FBI Russia Probe Failed To Find Evidence Against Trump

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

Agents who investigated claims of computer server activity tied to Russia and then President-elect-Trump’s businesses in New York’s Trump Towers came to the conclusion that no disreputable contacts, financial transactions or encrypted communications occurred with the Russians, according to Circa.

What Has Gotten Into the Democrats?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

What happened to détente? What happened to perestroika and glasnost? And how about their long-time fear of a “nuclear winter” and their longing for a “nuclear freeze”? The Democrats have always been big on mixing rhetoric with climate. Though admittedly, Putin and his fat cat cronies have changed over the years from the Soviets of old.

The Left Is Putin Trump On

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Any attempts by the Democrats to demonize Tillerson are bound to look stupid, especially since they normally fault Republican nominees for bellicosity. Are they going to argue that Tillerson is disqualified for diplomacy by his record of getting along with foreign leaders?

Trying to overturn a free and fair election

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

What should distress every American is the way the left, the liberals, the progressives and their handmaidens in the press have discarded reasonable conversation to try out every absurd alarm, one after the other, to see whether one could stick, to undermine and undercut the results of what everyone agrees was a free and fair election on Nov. 8. None has worked. More than a month later, the republic stands.

Trump torches CIA report on Russian interference

Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner

President-elect Donald Trump slammed Democratic lawmakers and the mainstream media for claiming the Russian government meddled in last month's election to tip the odds in his favor, a conclusion privately reached among CIA officials, according to a report last week.

Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’

Sean Davis, The Federalist

Contrary to Sullivan’s assertion about the unprecedented nature of Russian meddling in U.S. elections, former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) begged the Soviets to help him get rid of President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Trump: I’m ‘being sarcastic’ about Russia and Clinton's emails

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Donald Trump says he was being "sarcastic" when he said he hopes Russian hackers obtain deleted emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server. “They have no idea if it’s Russia, if it’s China, if it’s somebody else,” the GOP nominee said in an interview aired Thursday on "Fox and Friends." "Who knows it is?”

Will Putin Get a Pulitzer?

Patrick J. Buchanan, BernardGoldberg.com

For publishing stolen Defense Department secrets, the Pentagon Papers, the Times got a Pulitzer Prize. If the Russians were helpful in bringing to the attention of the American people the anti-democratic business being done at the DNC, perhaps the Russians deserve similar recognition. By the Times’ standard of 1971, maybe Putin deserves a Pulitzer.