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Robert Mueller and the Art of Innuendo

David Catron, The American Spectator

Inevitably, upon his examination of the Mueller report, Attorney General Barr found nothing that warranted an obstruction case against the President. And then-Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who originally authorized the investigation, concurred. As to Mueller himself, the best news to come out of Wednesday’s presser is that he’s resigning. He spent our money, wasted our time, and proved as partisan as Trump insisted. He has mastered the art of innuendo, however, so he may have a future on cable insinuating that the President was involved in the JFK assassination or kidnapping the Lindbergh baby.

Trump Is Right To Play Hardball With Dems

“Bipartisanship” can’t be a one-off arrangement; Democrats must recognize President Trump’s legitimacy and debate the details of legislation in good faith, or President Trump is perfectly justified in refusing cooperation with them on infrastructure or any other issue.

Obama-Appointed Judge Allows Democrats To Subpoena Trump Business Records

In a ruling that should chill the heart of every American who values his Fourth Amendment rights, Obama-appointed DC District Court Judge Amit Mehta has refused to quash a Democrat subpoena for President Trump’s business records from before he was President. Would he have done the same for a Republican-issued subpoena for Obama's college records, birth certificate and passport records?

Trump To Address Most Important Immigration Issue

We believe President Trump’s willingness to take on the assimilation issue comes from his own deep sense of patriotism and love of country, and his own family’s immigrant story. We are 100 percent in favor of a strong and effective assimilation program being included in any immigration reform plan put forth by the President.

The Turtle Wants To Move On… To What?

Conservatives applaud Majority Leader McConnell’s words of support for President Trump and for his demand that Democrats end the obstruction and publicly funded conspiracy theory propagation. The problem we see is that McConnell has not specified what action he plans to take to move the Trump agenda forward.

We Could All Be Roger Stone

The way we see it, Roger Stone’s only crimes are being friends with Donald Trump and using his considerable skills at manipulating the media to keep the story of Hillary Clinton’s many real crimes alive – and pissing-off Robert Mueller and his band of Democrat witch hunters in the process. We have contributed to the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund and we hope you and other CHQ readers and friends will do likewise.

The proposal that could end Democratic obstruction of Trump’s judicial nominees

Carrie Severino, Washington Examiner

Confirming the president’s extraordinary judicial nominees is a top priority for me and my organization, the Judicial Crisis Network, and we are committed to doing whatever necessary to end this Democratic obstruction. That’s why we’ve launched a campaign in support of Sen. James Lankford’s gridlock reform. It’s time to tell the Senate Democrats who are obstructing Trump’s picks that they must stop playing games and start voting for qualified judicial nominees. Our courts—and our country—deserve better.

Obstruction Confusions

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I believe it is specious to claim that a president can be found guilty of an obstruction offense, under federal criminal statutes, on the basis of acts that are within his lawful authority, even if the acts spring from malign motivations. It is because our law’s check on presidential maladministration is impeachment, not criminal prosecution. If Congress concluded that a president committed acts that interfered with FBI investigations, and that were corruptly motivated even if technically within the president’s lawful authority, Congress could impeach the president.

Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

An OLC opinion would be invaluable guidance for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller. An OLC opinion would help clarify whether there truly is a basis for an obstruction allegation against President Trump. This would either lift a cloud of suspicion that makes it very difficult for a president to govern, or put Trump and future presidents on notice of what seemingly lawful presidential actions carry the hazard of potential legal jeopardy.

Why are the Comey memos secret?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Congress is still trying to learn more about the documents. Last month, Senator Chuck Grassley sent the Justice Department another letter trying to figure out who at the Justice Department had handled the memos. Judging by the committee's record, the chairman will keep at it until the public gets a chance to learn the whole story.

The Soros-Funded Voter Fraud Conspiracy Outed: Part 1

Our friend election law expert J. Christian Adams and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) have produced a report including documents that prove at least 1,000 instances of voter fraud showing aliens registering or voting in the key swing state of Virginia. And, says Adams, there are certainly far more to be found if Democrat election officials would stop impeding the research.