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Greg Thornbury: Comey’s Obligation

Has there ever been a public official who has gone from good guy to bad guy in both the eyes of the Left and the Right—faster and more often—than former FBI Director James Comey? I think not.

Why? It all depends on what he’s saying at the moment.

When news broke that Comey had written a memo and other communications in the aftermath of President Trump’s purported request for him to call off the investigation into Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s contact with Russian officials, the media went into hysterics.

Congressman Chaffetz from Utah, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has written Acting FBI Director McCabe for the documents.

But here’s my question. If such a memo existed, why didn’t Mr. Comey inform Congress on the two recent occasions he testified before them?

Congress, it’s time to make public all documents that are not classified to clear up this whole jumbled affair. You owe it to the American people.

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Greg Thornbury: No Questions Allowed

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When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens left the Wall Street Journal editorial board for The New York Times recently, the change raised a few eyebrows. Stephens, who had been very critical of then-candidate Trump, perhaps fit better at the “Old Grey Lady,” in this day and age.

Few people, however, thought the move would make national headlines. But then Bret Stephens published an Op-Ed with his contrarian and conservative view that dared to call into question the absolute certainty with which climate change advocate make their apocalyptic claims.

To readers of The New York Times, even casting the slightest doubt on the political agenda of climate change advocates sent liberal readers of the paper into a tizzy.

The message was clear, and it was Orwellian: disagree with the conclusions of the progressive left, and they will silence you, then crucify you.

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Greg Thornbury: A Dangerous Data Dump

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

By now, news has spread to both the citizens and enemies of the United States from the WikiLeaks recent data dump on the covert monitoring practices of the CIA.

Nearly 9,000 pages of documents reveal how the agency can use smartphones, truck consoles, dashboards, and even Samsung TVs to listen in on conversations that might lead to the arrest or capture of terrorists or other criminals seeking to do harm in America.

When asked about the breach, political analyst Charles Krauthammer said something characteristically astute: if we’re spending so much time doing extreme vetting of visitors from, say, Yemen, why aren’t we doing extreme vetting of contractors who work for the NSA?

These contractors then (like Edward Snowden) turn around and provide access to Julian Assange to expose state secrets to everyone—which includes barbaric terrorists whose goal is to destroy the United States.

Maybe it’s time for America to start paying more attention to the threats from within.

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Greg Thornbury: Nothing New Under The Sun

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump informed the media via Twitter that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he became the first Commander in Chief not to do so in 36 years. This followed on the heels of Mr. Trump saying that the media was the enemy of the American people.

But as the book of Ecclesiastes reminds us, there’s nothing new under the sun. Who was the last president to ditch the Correspondents’ Dinner? That would be Democrat Jimmy Carter, who did not go to the event twice in his four years in the White House.

Nixon excused himself from the festivities too … twice, and called the press the enemy.

The press thinks they are entitled to access to the POTUS. The President thinks that access should mean more favorable coverage.

But it would certainly help if both sides worked toward giving the American people what they deserve: more reliable and more balanced news.

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Greg Thornbury: Just Saying No Is not Enough

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress this week, pundits—both on the left and right—agreed: this was a very fine moment for the new Commander-in-Chief.

The speech was filled was highlights for President Trump, but the best ones came when he said things any proud American should love, and the response of Democrats? Revealingly, they sat silent, hands folded, like an old Saharan Sphinx.

One laugh-out-loud funny moment came when the President announced a new partnership with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to help jumpstart the businesses of female entrepreneurs.

When the camera panned to Elizabeth Warren, she looked confused, and muttered, “What?!?” She looked like she wanted to applaud opportunities in new capital markets for women, but just couldn’t bring herself to do it.

That awkward response shows the dilemma of the Democratic Party. Just saying “no” to Trump is not enough.

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