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As Attorney General Bill Barr continues his investigation of the investigators, Democrats have repeatedly accused him of betraying his position as the nation’s top law enforcement officer in order to protect the president.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
By launching an investigation into the origins of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, Barr is looking to protect the civil liberties of all Americans.
Barr has confirmed that the FBI did, in fact, spy on private citizens working for the Trump campaign. Getting to the bottom of whether this was done legally is crucial.
In addition, the American people deserve to know how the Obama administration partnered with the Department of Justice to go after a presidential political opponent. This is an issue every American should be working to prevent in the future.Read More »
During his news conference late last week, Attorney General William Barr communicated clearly and with confidence and authority the “bottom line” that neither President Trump, nor any member of his campaign or family colluded with Russia’s attack on our 2016 election. Barr did exactly what the chief law enforcement officer of the United States should do: explain the law and the decision in this matter.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III made the first call. Barr made the second call. Now, the lightly redacted report has been presented to the Congress and to the people.
Many commentators will continue to ignore the “first rule of holes”: When in one, stop digging.
But we are not done. The attorney general soon will have the report of the inspector general reviewing the actions at the highest levels of the FBI and the intelligence community during the 2016 campaign and during the transition—and there are a host of issues that demand inquiry.
Who exactly is lawyering up now?Read More »
In 1952, Alderman Robert Merriam remarked to journalist A.J. Liebling that Chicago “is the only completely corrupt city in America.”
That hasn’t changed in the dismissal of charges against Jussie Smollett.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is one of the Socialist Spice Girls put together by Michelle Obama’s top lieutenants. That’s why Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out of the communication loop.
Why would Foxx have inappropriate ex parte communications and muck up her recusal?
Why would her office waive the customary demand for reduced sentencing by Smollett and offer no objection to the case file being immediately sealed?
Was Foxx making good on a promise?—accepting a bigger, better quid pro quo?—or just singing the tune she needed to sing to stay in the band?
That’s now a matter for the FBI to figure out.
What everyone has figured out about Chicago is that the rule of politics supersedes the rule of law.
Chicago—indeed—is completely corrupt.Read More »
To the intense disappointment of hyper-partisan Democrats, the Mueller Report delivered anti-climactic results: no evidence of Russian collusion and no new charges against Trump and his team.
Despite his complaints on Twitter and elsewhere, the president allowed Mueller to complete his investigative work without significant interference, so it’s time to put to rest the charges and counter-charges.
Democrats, however, intend to use Congressional Committees to continue investigating Trump’s personal and business history, and some Republicans talk of retaliatory investigations of Obama’s FBI and Justice Department. This waste of taxpayer money is not their primary job as lawmakers: we hire legislators to legislate, not investigate.
Those who want to drive Trump from the White House have only one way to do it: vote him out.
The desperation of Democrats to continue their scandal-mongering only displays their growing fear of crushing defeat in 2020.Read More »
So: Robert Mueller has delivered his long-anticipated report to Attorney General William Barr.
Here’s the short of it: There was no collusion and there was no obstruction of justice. And there’s no fair way to interpret this other than as a big win for President Trump.
The investigation was bigger and broader than virtually all observers knew: 19 lawyers; 40 FBI agents; 2,800 subpoenas; 500 search warrants; 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence and interviews with some 500 witnesses.
For the last two years, it was a legitimate story-the prospect of collusion and charges of obstructing justice.
Those are serious stories. I didn’t believe it then. But now, it is not even a legitimate story.
It’s a perilous time for elite media: So many outlets and so many individuals have been repeating this for so long. They are now going to have to come to grips with a very new reality.
It’s going to be difficult for many of them.Read More »
Townhall Review – June 23, 2018
Hugh Hewitt shares his reaction to the IG report saying the FBI has let us down. Michael Medved and Andrew McCarthy, former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, and long-time friend of James Comey, also discuss the report. Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton talk about illegal immigration and the separation of children from their parents. Mike Gallagher and Rich Lowry of the National Review attempt to explain the illegal immigration family separation issue. Larry Elder put together a string of tough talk on immigration from both the Left and the Right that include President Clinton, Senator Harry Reid and President Obama. Dennis Prager and Gina Pastore discuss her book, Picking Up My Shattered Pieces. Mike Gallagher highlights why certain news stories are deemed “more worthy” of media attention.Read More »