deep state

Is the Fed Meddling in Our Elections?

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only Deep State institution that would like to affect the 2020 election in opposition to President Trump – Silicon Valley comes quickly to mind as an equally malign influence – however, as our friend Dr. Ron Paul observed in a recent  column, they are not a state within a state in the same way that the Federal Reserve is.

McCabe and Papadopoulos: Two-Tiered Justice

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

People see the kid-gloves approach to the Clinton emails investigation, and they can’t square it with the aggression of the Trump–Russia probe. They see the laws contorted to let Mrs. Clinton slide, while the screws get put to Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort over the Logan Act and the Foreign Agent Registration Act – statutes the Justice Department almost never invokes. They see the false-statements investigations of Andy McCabe and George Papadopoulos and think, “Hey, wait a second …” “Equal justice under the law” is not supposed to be an aspiration or a quaint slogan. It is supposed to be a guarantee.

What we need to know from the Horowitz report

Byron York, Washington Examiner

There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions. One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campaign? And two, was it justified? Even if were entirely declassified, Horowitz will not tell the whole story of spying and the 2016 election. The Horowitz report will be an important step in answering the questions of how much spying took place and whether it was justified. It's long past time Americans learned what happened.

Is Our Two-Tiered System Of Justice Permanent?

There are only two people who can assure that this two-tiered system of justice does not become a permanent feature of American society: President Trump and Attorney General William Barr. We urge both of those good men to act with firmness and alacrity to ferret out, punish and purge from the government all of those implicated in the soft coup against President Trump.

The Mueller Farce Exposes The Enemies Of The People

Yesterday’s House hearings featuring testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller offered nothing of substance regarding the charges fabricated to impede Donald Trump’s presidency. However, they did provide beyond a shadow of a doubt proof of the complete corruption and utter cynicism of the Democrats and their allies in the establishment media.

Diana West: Barr 'will keep a lid on questions about this Special Counsel investigation'

While many conservatives have applauded Attorney Barr’s comments during his recent CBS News interview, our friend author Diana West parsed his words closely and concluded they indicate that, rather than blowing away the smokescreen masking the Deep State conspiracy against President Trump, Mr. Barr is intent on managing it.

Mueller’s Bitter End

Beyond infuriating Democrats Mueller stated only the obvious. However, he created a further problem for Trump-haters because buried in Mueller’s statement was an important statement of fact that further exonerates President Trump.

Trump Counterattacks Using Democrat's Hypocrisy

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

With our glorious ruling class, it’s all lies, it’s all garbage, and Trump gleefully exposes it all. Mueller declares him innocent and the Democrats claim that this actually shows Trump is more guilty than they ever imagined. People notice when they are being scammed – well, not stupid liberal people who buy into nonsense like socialism, global warming and the idea that men can have babies, but Normal people do. What Trump is doing by highlighting their hapless hypocrisy is undermining not just the garbage policies that make up the Democrat dogma but the entire notion that our liberal elite somehow consists of our betters.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Our friend Joe diGenova has described former CIA Director John Brennan as “the mastermind of” the “conspiracy to frame Donald Trump.” However, as a “mastermind” Brennan falls far short – he can’t even make-up an original lie to cover his tracks, his story about a high-level source close to Putin follows the “magic source” plotline of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy so closely.

Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

How can we tell that the former accusers are now terrified of becoming the accused? Because suddenly the usual band of former Obama officials and Trump accusers have largely given up on their allegations that Trump was or is a Russian asset. Instead, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein are now beginning to accuse one another of wrongdoing. Even their progressive media handlers are starting to sense the desperation in their new yarns — and the possibility that these hired-gun analysts or guests were themselves guilty of crimes and were using their media platforms to fashion their own defense. The end of the Mueller melodrama has marked the beginning of real fear in Washington.

Which One Of The Spygate Rats Will Flip First?

Fired FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI General Counsel James Baker and several others are already in the crosshairs. Given U.S. attorney John Durham’s reputation for uncovering and prosecuting FBI corruption in the Bolger case, which one of the Spygate rats is going to flip first?

Comey Is Ultimately Screwed

Our friend former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova had a pithy assessment of where Attorney General Bill Barr’s investigation into whether the Obama-inspired spying on President Trump and his campaign were properly predicated: "Comey is ultimately screwed,” said DiGenova.

Attorney General Barr: “the evidence is now that the President was falsely accused”

We ignored the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary grandstanding and making fools of themselves to bring you a mash-up of the key points from Attorney General Willam Barr's testimony during yesterday's hearing on the Special Counsel's investigation and report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Mueller Investigation Was Driven by Pious Hypocrisy

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The problem with the Muller investigation, and with former intelligence officials such as Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and McCabe, is pious hypocrisy. Those who have lectured America on Trump’s unproven crimes have written books and appeared on TV to publicize their own superior virtue. Yet they themselves have engaged in all sorts of unethical and illegal behavior. The only mystery left is whether our elite investigators actually believe their own delusions. Or were they constantly broadcasting their virtue as a preventive defense against growing evidence of their own moral lapses?

7 Glaring Omissions In The Mueller Report That Kill Its Credibility

Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

The following are seven of the most glaring omissions from the collusion section of the redacted Mueller report—since collusion, not obstruction, was the theory from which the investigation stemmed. 1. No Attempt to Grapple with the Investigation’s Troubling Underpinnings. 2. No Discussion of Whether the Special Counsel’s Appointment Was Legitimate. 3. No Discussion of Special Counsel’s Perceived Bias. 4. Skating Over the Papadopoulos Predicate for the Collusion Investigations. 5. Never Mentions Steele or His Dossier in the ‘Collusion’ Section. 6. Excluding Relevant Information About Numerous Actors. 7. Raising Potential Russia Violations about Trump Not Applied to Clinton. We must have a thorough investigation of the investigators. The growing cacophony of attacks on Attorney General William Barr are a testament to it.

The Biggest Hole In The Mueller Report

We have been going through the Mueller Report and will have a few more things to say about it as we complete our review and analysis, but first let’s go over what we see as the biggest hole in the Report. The biggest hole is the Report’s utter failure to address the validity of the “predicate” to the entire Trump investigation.

The Real Reason Democrats Went Nuts Over AG Barr’s Testimony

That participants in the Trump campaign were spied upon an irrefutable fact. So, why did the Democrats and their Leftwing media do-boys go nuts about it? Because if Barr investigates whether the spying was “was adequately predicated" it will reveal the Democrat-generated falsehoods behind the closed loop system that set-up the entire Trump – Russia investigation.

Trump is lone, sensible voice about privacy among all the nonsense

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

This is truly terrifying stuff. We are talking much worse than Watergate and something more along the lines of the Pentagon Papers. And yet, all Washington wants to talk about is this fake Russia “collusion” story. As usual these days, the lone, sensible voice among all the nonsense is coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “This is something that should never be allowed to happen to another president,” Mr. Trump told me during an exclusive interview in the Oval Office last week. Intelligence officials from the Obama administration have some serious explaining to do, Mr. Trump said.

All the Progressive Plotters

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Will the Left nod and keep still, if Republicans attempt to remove an elected Democratic President before his tenure is up? Are appeals to impeachment, the 25th Amendment, the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, and a Special Counsel the now normal cargo of political opposition to any future elected president? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump. Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.

The Late, Not-So-Great Mueller Investigation

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In the end, Mueller’s investigation really did prove to be a witch hunt, just as half the country came to conclude. It has probably forever ended the idea that a special prosecutor can be useful or fair. It has curtailed foreign-policy options and prevented the traditional American realist approach to Russia as a triangulating counterweight to China. It ruined the lives of innocents and the reputations of dozens of others. It divided the country. And now that it is over, we should not forget what it wrought and those who empowered it.