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Another Pointless Russia Hearing

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The questioning was so straining, empty, and cheap I expected one of the Democrats to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Have you ever, while flipping cable channels at home or at the office, stopped on Russia Television? If so, which programs did you watch and why? Could you give the dates on which you watched RT and the duration of the viewing?

Jeff Sessions takes the gloves off

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

In Tuesday’s testimony, Mr. Sessions excoriated — in a voice that appeared quavering with anger at times — those who are knowingly distorting plain and simple events into this vast web of conspiracy. “The suggestion that I participated in any collusion or that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for over 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie,” he said, looking sharply at the senators he worked alongside for the past two decades.

Democrats Playing Dumb On Executive Privilege

Yesterday, Democrats were playing dumb to gain a political advantage, and Attorney General Sessions shot them down in the clearest and politest terms possible.

What You Need to Know Before Sessions Testifies at the Senate Intelligence Committee Today

Liz Sheld, PJ Media

As you watch Sessions today, remember that he wanted to appear in an open forum rather than behind closed doors. This is the behavior of a man who wants to clear his name and not the actions of a man who is trying to hide sketchy allegiances. The Democrats and the media are desperate for material, material they can obsess about on the cable stations and the news and material they can misrepresent to the voters to gain an electoral advantage.

AG Sessions Before The Senate Intelligence Committee: It’s A Hearing About Nothing

Today’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee featuring former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions should be the last time the government of the United States allows itself to be manipulated into responding to the lies and provocations of James Comey.

Sessions To Testify About Comey Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe in March, had been scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees next week. But in letters to the chairmen of those panels, Sessions says he has instead accepted an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Mr. Comey’s not very good day

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The president was expected to be in rags and tatters by the end of the day, but he was hardly damaged. Mr. Comey hurled no grenades, but landed an occasional punch, and when night fell Democratic dreams of impeaching the president had shrunk from no fire, no smoke, to not even an incriminating vapor.

James Comey's Russia Rorschach test

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump supporters came away thinking Comey didn't lay a glove on the president and instead exposed himself as a craven political operator and the kind of leaker that Trump is trying to hunt down. To Trump's opponents, Comey heroically resisted the president's attempt to an influence an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn and was summarily fired for his independence.

James Comey: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Perhaps if James Comey had known his Rudyard Kipling a bit better he might have chosen a different metaphor for himself than Captains Courageous, like the one where Kipling said, Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid. That's the worst kind of cowardice.

Comey’s First Soft Shoe Drops

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

It’s hard to see how Thursday’s Senate testimony by James Comey will offer nearly the drama that CNN and other Trump opponents breathlessly hope for. Not only has Comey laid out a story that is not especially harmful to the president, but which would be harmful for Comey to then contradict, we should also remember that Comey has always positioned himself as the last honest man in Washington, a reputation which he certainly hopes to capitalize on with a seven-figure white-shoe law firm partnership.

James Comey: Everything You Need To Know In One Line

There was one line in his written testimony that summed up everything you need to know about James Comey, why he was fired and why he was such a danger to constitutional government: "the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch."

Trump Strikes A Blow For The Rule Of Law

The firing of James Comey is a much-needed corrective to the Obama – Comey cult of government by personal whim and an important step toward the reestablishment of the rule of law; it should be applauded by all Americans.

Ted Cruz Scorches FBI Director James Comey

The video of Ted Cruz questioning FBI Director James Comey is all the proof most conservatives need that keeping Comey on as FBI Director may be the worst personnel decision of President Trump’s new administration.

How Does Hillary Clinton’s Head Not Explode?

Amid all the speculation about Hillary Clinton having Parkinson’s Disease, a subdural hematoma or other neurological condition there’s another explanation for Hillary Clinton’s health issues; guilt. The kind of guilt that we see affecting Hillary Clinton’s health is not the legal kind – mens rea – rather it is the soul-searing guilt that psychiatrists have found actually makes one physically ill.

Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Intent

In a column for The American Thinker, “Hillary’s Email Testimony, Powell’s Facts and Mens Rea” our colleague attorney Mark J. Fitzgibbons analyzes Colin Powell’s role in Mrs. Clinton’s “story” of how she came to use her notorious private email server and finds further evidence of Clinton’s criminal intent.