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The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them

February 27, 2018 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ It confirms that the FBI and the DOJ relied heavily on uncorroborated, third-hand, anonymous sources in their FISA application. Maybe Adam Schiff has more of a sense of humor than I’d have given him credit for. The House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat begins his long-awaited memo – the minority response […]

Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds With Lawsuit And Self-Destruction

February 21, 2018 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian […]

Donald Trump Should Refuse A Mueller Interview

January 30, 2018 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ And as president, he shouldn’t even be asked. Let’s cut to the chase: Donald Trump should not agree to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and President Trump should not even be asked. See, there are two Trumps to consider here. There is the very eccentric and volatile […]

What The Flynn Plea Means

December 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There’s less to the news than meets the eye. Former Trump-administration national-security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty today to lying to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Flynn, who is reportedly cooperating with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, is […]

The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

October 24, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests. Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads – the ones […]

The Very Strange Indictment Of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers

August 24, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Let’s say you’re a prosecutor in Washington. You are investigating a husband and wife, naturalized Americans, who you believe have scammed a federal credit union out of nearly $300,000. You catch them in several false statements about their qualifications for a credit line and their intended use of the money. […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz And The Pakistani IT Scammers

August 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mysterious Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud. Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, […]

Why Was Wife Of DWS’s Swindler Staffer Allowed To Leave The Country?

July 29, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ In the Morning Jolt, Jim nicely outlines the increasingly bizarre story of a family of Pakistani information technologists who became House staffers under the auspices of Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz (DWS) of Florida, (pictured) the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a Clinton partisan. Over the years, family […]

The London Mosque Attack: Anti-Muslim Hatred, Not ‘Islamophobia’

June 22, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ British police have now identified the man who plowed a van into a crowd of British Muslims exiting the Finsbury mosque in London at midnight as 47-year-old Darren Osborne. Osborne, a Welsh father of four, killed one person and injured at least ten. Media coverage of the atrocity is refreshingly […]

Chicken/Egg: What Came First, The Crime Or The Investigation?

June 19, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I appreciate Rich’s mention of my column on the homepage about why it is vital that legitimate limits, as provided by federal regulation, be imposed on Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. I want to elaborate on this a bit more in the context of what Rich’s post addresses: the leak […]

The Bipartisan Case Against James Comey

May 13, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ The stated rationale for Comey’s firing was that he damaged the FBI’s credibility. Jim Comey has been a good friend to me over the years. I have disagreed strenuously with a number of decisions he made in connection with the Hillary Clinton investigation – with his rationales and with the […]

Faux Outrage And Melodrama Over Comey’s Pre-Election Letter

May 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ If Director Comey had not conducted his July 5 press conference clearing Hillary Clinton, there would have been no cause to issue the October 28 letter to Congress. Even absent Hillary Clinton’s latest bleat about how he cost her the election, FBI director James Comey’s testimony on Wednesday at a […]

On Susan Rice, The Issue Is Abuse Of Power, Not Criminality

April 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ At her direction, the Obama White House violated the public trust. On Tuesday, in a National Review Online column, I contended that the reported involvement of former national-security adviser Susan Rice in the unmasking of Trump officials appears to be a major scandal – it suggests that the Obama White House, […]

Prosecute The Rioters

February 8, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ And make sure that we condemn them as well. From time to time over the years, the eminent historian Daniel Pipes has lamented that treason, not just as a crime but as a concept, appears defunct in the West. The question of bringing treason charges against jihadists has been raised from […]

The Damage Done To America By Manning … And Obama

January 19, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I emphatically agree with every word of David’s post on the disgrace that is Obama’s commutation of Bradley Manning’s richly deserved 35-year (a sentence that is in fact lenient under the circumstances, as David explains). I want to add three points. First, it is also disgraceful for the New York […]

Don’t Defund The U.N., Just Say ‘Go!’

January 9, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There are some swamps that we have to drain because they’re our swamps. Washington is our swamp. The lesson of the 2016 election is that people across the ideological spectrum are furious at Washington. Our incoming president won because he convinced enough people that, while Hillary was a swamp creature, […]

Kerry To Israel: A State Cannot Be Both Jewish And Democratic

December 31, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Our secretary of state might want to review the constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan before lecturing Israel. Our ineffable secretary of state, John Kerry, delivered another parting shot at Israel today, offering the Obama administration’s “vision” for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. There are many things to be […]

Is The Abedin/Weiner Laptop The Last Of It?

November 5, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There is much evidence that the Clinton e-mails investigation was never properly pursued.  A nagging question has been lost amid the tempest over the FBI’s revival of the Clinton e-mails investigation. As everyone knows, the file has been reopened because of a trove of e-mails found on a laptop shared […]

Clinton Transmitted Classified Information To Her Lawyers

October 31, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ What was their security-clearance level?   What was the legal rationale under which Hillary Clinton quite intentionally shared classified information with her lawyers, including David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson? As I outlined in last weekend’s column, we know that Clinton’s e-mails were replete with classified information. According to […]

Obama’s Conflict Tanked The Clinton E-mail Investigation – As Predicted

September 28, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Hillary couldn’t be proven guilty without proving the president guilty as well. ‘How is this not classified?” So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton’s private account, between the then-secretary of state and a second person, […]

Why Did The Obama Justice Department Grant Cheryl Mills Immunity?

September 26, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Well, what would Friday be without the latest document dump from the Clinton email investigation? Yesterday afternoon, with the public in distracted anticipation of the coming weekend and Monday’s Clinton-Trump debate showdown, the FBI released another 189 pages of interview reports. Along with this document dump comes remarkable news: The Obama […]

Obama’s Iran Deal Is A Fraud On The American People

September 8, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Iran “has fully implemented its required commitments.” That was the representation Obama secretary of state John Kerry made to the American people in announcing on January 16 – “Implementation Day” of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal (aka, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) – that international economic sanctions were […]

Brussels And Willful Blindness

March 24, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Defense Secretary Ash Carter happened to be scheduled to testify before Congress today. Thus, he provided the government’s first reaction to the jihadist atrocity in Brussels, in which 31 are dead (the toll is expected to rise) and scores of others have been wounded. Secretary Carter called the attacks a […]

The Senate Must Deny Obama’s Bid To Transform The Supreme Court

March 21, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I think very highly of Merrick Garland, whom President Obama has nominated to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late, legendary Justice Antonin Scalia. Merrick was a voice of reason and sound judgment as a top official in the Clinton Justice Department during the Nineties when I was prosecuting […]