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Make a Deal with Russia: Neutralize Ukraine, End NATO Expansion

Taking NATO membership off the table would remove Moscow’s incentive to keep the Ukrainian conflict alive. Ukraine could develop economically and politically as it wished. Sanctions could end, encouraging economic integration from Europe through Ukraine onto Russia.

More Thoughts on the Manafort Indictment

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The big takeaway from the Manafort indictment is its lack of connection to purported Trump-campaign collusion in Russia’s cyber-espionage attack on the 2016 campaign. I believe the indictment’s only potential relevance lies in its usefulness in pressuring Manafort to cooperate. Assuming that is the goal, I think Mueller’s team could have improved the indictment’s credibility by toning down what is included and adding in what appears to have been left out.

Mueller's Thin Gruel

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Mueller investigation may go down as one of the ruling class’s most audacious misdirection plays. We know with certainty that one government tried to tip the election — ours, via the Obama administration’s probes and “unmaskings” of the Trump campaign. And we know with certainty that one candidate colluded with foreigners to alter its outcome — Hillary. But on whom does the focus fall? The one candidate in the race who relied on old-fashioned campaigning to win.

Viguerie Launches Campaign To Support Steve Bannon

We all know that if Steve Bannon is fired then Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller and the rest of the conservatives on the White House staff will soon be out the door as well.  Please contact the White House through the links in the article to urge President Trump to keep Steve Bannon on board.

Mr. President, Steve Bannon Is Your Last Best Link With Your Base

Call the White House today at 202-456-1111 or contact President Trump through Twitter at @realDonaldTrump or @POTUS and tell him Steve Bannon's continued service is essential to keep the winning Trump coalition together.

Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Liberals pompously quote the saying — “the bigger the lie, the more it will be believed” — even as their media enshrine it. Historians will look back on 2016 and marvel at the audacity of its big lie: whispers of an imaginary Trump-Russia collusion that wafted up from the fever swamps of a real collusion between John Brennan and foreign powers seeking Trump’s defeat.

Intelligence Committee Democrats Launch Civil War Against Trump

The behavior of Rep. Adam Schiff and other Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence isn’t caused by their purported outrage at the phony allegations of Russian “hacking” of the 2016 election; it is merely the latest episode in a long running series of Democrats politicizing leaks and using secret intelligence to discredit their political opponents.

FISAgate and Russia: Comey and Nunes Stir the Muddy Waters

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Neither Comey nor Nunes has addressed the two central questions: (1) Did the Obama administration take active steps to capture communications of Trump officials, whether by particularized FISA warrant or by intentionally exploiting their “incidental” intelligence-collection authority? And (2) if such active steps were taken, was it in connection with a good-faith suspicion of collusion in Russian sabotage, or was it Watergate-style political spying?

Trump Staff Shift Elevates GOP Leaders' Archenemy

Caitlin Huey-Burns & Rebecca Berg, RCP

In hiring Breitbart News chief Stephen Bannon as chief executive of his campaign, Trump has plainly rejected calls within the party to temper his controversial approach in order to broaden support in the general election. With Bannon, Trump is instead embracing the tactics, style and nationalist/populist themes that propelled him to victory in the primaries.

Trump Beginning To Meet Viguerie’s Foolproof Test

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
“Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are” is an aphorism that I have long applied as a foolproof test of whether a candidate or elected official is going to govern as a conservative. This might be seen as a companion or corollary to another one of my favorite rules of politics – personnel is policy.

Establishment in full meltdown over Trump's new campaign hires

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

For some Republicans, the Trump campaign has turned into a bad joke — on them. "I'm tired of pretending like we're talking about something real," said a veteran Republican strategist with ties to GOP leaders. "I heard that Mickey and Minnie were serious about bringing Donald Duck and Goofy back in the fold after a falling out over Euro Disney."