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  • How A Plea Reversal From Michael Flynn Could Uncover More Federal Corruption

    02/19/2018 9:52:19 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 37 replies
    the Federalist ^ | 02/19/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Did Robert Mueller’s office withhold other evidence in Michael Flynn’s prosecution, either from the FISA court or from Flynn’s attorneys? There is reason to believe so. -------------------------------------------------------- On Friday, Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order in United States v. Flynn that, while widely unnoticed, reveals something fascinating: A motion by Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea based on government misconduct is likely in the works. Just a week ago, and thus before Sullivan quietly directed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team to provide Flynn’s attorneys “any exculpatory evidence,” Washington Examiner columnist Byron York detailed the oddities of Flynn’s case. The...
  • ‘Delegitimizing’ Mueller? Don’t Blame the Nunes Memo

    02/08/2018 8:08:48 AM PST · by Rumierules · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    The FBI and Justice Department hyped Trump–Russia collusion. Rod Rosenstein can right that wrong. The most bitter dispute over the Nunes memo involves Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. This might seem odd since the memo, published last week by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Devin Nunes (R. Calif.), does not address the Mueller investigation. Rather, it homes in on potential abuses of foreign-intelligence-collection authorities by Obama-era Justice Department and FBI officials, said to have occurred many months before Mueller was appointed. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456185/nunes-memo-rod-rosenstein-can-clean-mess
  • Donald Trump Should Refuse a Mueller Interview

    01/27/2018 11:41:43 AM PST · by mojito · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/27/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    ...the Justice Department has improperly assigned a prosecutor in the absence of grounds to believe a crime has been committed. “Collusion with Russia” is not a crime, and there are presently no grounds to believe the president conspired with Putin’s regime to violate any American law. And again, it is not criminal obstruction for a president to weigh in on whether a subordinate...should be investigated, or to fire a subordinate....Whether we think these are foolish things for the president to have done is beside the point. We are talking here about whether they are criminal actions, and they are not.......
  • Withhold Judgment on the New York Times’ Latest Russia Scoop

    01/01/2018 9:54:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | David French
    There is no way to evaluate the trustworthiness of anonymous sources and unpublished documents, so why try?At this point, it’s safe to say the publicly available reports muddle the Mueller investigation so much that the only thing we “know” is all sides have more than enough circumstantial evidence to justify their pre-existing hopes and dreams. Left-wing partisans would have you believe that Mueller has the goods on Trump, and that conservative critiques of Mueller’s team or the Clinton campaign’s role in creating the so-called Steele dossier are nothing more than bad-faith attempts to discredit the investigation and undermine faith in...
  • Symposium: Proving Saddam’s WMDs

    07/28/2006 5:43:42 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 July 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Despite the antiwar Left's favorite mantra about how Bush lied regarding WMDs in Iraq, the evidence now proves there were WMDs after all. According to recent announcement made by Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra , approximately 500 weapons munitions, containing degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent, have been discovered in Iraq since 2003. Saddam, therefore, had the means to put WMDs into terrorists' hands. So what is the primary significance of these revelations? And why are these developments not front page news in our media? Where are all of Bush's critics who called him a liar? Where are...
  • Nikki Haley Gives Them Hell at the UN

    04/07/2017 1:17:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I also have Nikki Haley, a couple of bites of Nikki Haley just ripping it at the United Nations earlier. Here’s take one… HALEY: It could be that Russia is knowingly allowing chemical weapons to remain in Syria. It could be that Russia has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Or it could be that the Assad Regime is playing the Russians for fools, telling them there are no chemical weapons, all the while stockpiling them on their bases. The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is...
  • FOXNEWS - Wife of demoted DOJ offical Bruce Ohr worked for FusionGPS

    12/11/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by IVAXMAN · 344 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/11/2017 | James Rosen
    : A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than has been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
  • Forget Collusion. Can Mueller Prove Russia Committed Cyberespionage? If not, what’s the point?

    12/11/2017 10:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The rationale for Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is that Russia conducted a cyberespionage attack — hacking — to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign, and that the Trump campaign may somehow have “colluded” in this offense. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t it about time we asked: Could Mueller prove that Russia did it? Forget Trump. What about Russia? We have paid too much attention to the so-called collusion component of the probe — speculation about Trump-campaign coordination in Russia’s perfidy. There appears to be no proof...
  • On Strzok, Let’s Wait for the Evidence

    12/07/2017 8:14:03 AM PST · by billorites · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The fact that an FBI agent involved in the Clinton emails investigation was reportedly a partisan Democrat is not in itself damning. I’m taking a “wait and see” attitude on FBI agent Peter Strzok, who is now enmeshed in a political storm involving both the Clinton and the Trump investigations. You know why? Well . . . it’s because I can’t stand the Clintons. What difference does that make? Well, because I didn’t like them any better in 2001. That was when I used to run the satellite U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York — the office based in White...
  • It Wasn’t Comey’s Decision to Exonerate Hillary – It Was Obama’s

    09/05/2017 7:28:50 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 40 replies
    Nat Review ^ | 9/4/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The thing to understand, what has always been the most important thing to understand, is that Jim Comey was out in front, but he was not calling the shots. On the right, the commentariat is in full-throttle outrage over the revelation that former FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in April 2016 – more than two months before he delivered the statement at his now famous July 5 press conference. The news appears in a letter written to new FBI Director Christopher Wray by two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Parsing Clapper (drilling down into the details)

    03/08/2017 6:36:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew McCarthy
    What he said was probably true, but what he didn’t say was more revealing. In Monday’s Morning Jolt, Jim Geraghty usefully outlined some intriguing statements made by former Obama national intelligence director James Clapper regarding the FISA surveillance controversy. Clapper’s remarks, in an interview by NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday, are being taken as a blanket denial of the allegations that the Obama administration used the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Trump-campaign figures, potentially including Trump himself. But what Clapper said is far from a wholesale rejection of the allegations. To be sure, General Clapper’s...
  • His testimony was inaccurate but not willfully false.(Sessions)

    03/02/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 Mar, 2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    In the overwrought, partisan allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury in his confirmation-hearing testimony, let’s cut to the chase: There is a good deal of political hay to be made because Sessions made a statement that was inaccurate — or at least incomplete — especially when mined out of its context....... Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the speaker knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally — not by accident, misunderstanding, or confusion — said something that was untrue, with a specific purpose to disobey or disregard the law. Therefore, when there is an allegation of perjury, the alleged...
  • Andrew McCarthy on why it’s absurd for Democrats to claim Jeff Sessions committed perjury

    03/03/2017 12:30:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not. Even. Close. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don't really think Sessions committed perjury. They know he didn't. They're lying When Democrat politicians decide they’re going to run with a narrative, it has nothing to do with whether the narrative is true. It only has to do with whether they can sell it. The average person doesn’t know the legal definition of perjury. The average person who shares news links on social media doesn’t know either. If you repeat it enough and you convince these people that something happened, you’ve got a shot at winning the perception game and it...
  • Andrew McCarthy explains exactly how Loretta Lynch is quashing the FBI’s Clinton Foundation probe

    11/02/2016 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverup First of all, get your mind clear on this one thought: What really matters is not the illegality of Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server, nor is it the classified information that was jeopardized because it passed through said server. That matters, but not as much as the thing that really matters. What really matters is the pay-for-play, bribery corruption of the Clinton Foundation. The e-mail server was set up to prevent Congress, the media and the public from learning what was really going on with the Clinton Foundation. The fact that the server was discovered, and that we now...
  • Rush Interviews Former Federal Prosecutor

    07/06/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome Andrew McCarthy, who has become a good friend. He's a former prosecutor in the US attorney's office, Southern District of Manhattan, who -- as you all know by now -- was the co-lead prosecutor who secured a conviction against the blind sheik, has become an expert in Islamic terrorism, Islamic supremacism, and Sharia law, and is also an expert constitutionalist. And we're glad to have you here, Andy. How are you? MCCARTHY: Rush, I'm doing great. How are you? RUSH: Good. Now, okay we got the second day here. You've had a day -- we've...
  • FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

    07/05/2016 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 161 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton...
  • Ex-Terrorism Prosecutor: Redacting 911 Calls Shows Obama Admin. 'Is Becoming Sharia-Adherent'

    06/22/2016 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    In commenting on why the Obama administration initially had decided to release redacted portions of the 911 telephone calls made by the radical Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at an Orlando night club, columnist, author, and former terrorism prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy said it was because the government “is becoming Sharia-adherent.” Sharia is the Islamic law that many Muslims (and governments) throughout the world follow, and it is based on the teachings in the Quran. On Monday’s Bretibart News Daily (SiriusXM), host Stephen K. Bannon asked McCarthy, “The attorney general went on NBC yesterday and she said she’s redacting...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Obama Administration ‘Becoming Sharia-Adherent’

    06/20/2016 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20,2016 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    He suggested: I think the Republican Congress has been derelict in that duty – but at the same time, I think it’s self-perpetuating in a way because I guess their ostensible reason for being derelict in their duty is that the President is popular. But perhaps the President is popular because they’re derelict in their duty.” McCarthy said the announcement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch that references to Islam and ISIS will be scrubbed from transcripts of jihadi Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during the Orlando attack was clear evidence that “the government is becoming sharia-adherent, and the Left is...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Massive Muslim Migration Guarantees Future Radicalization

    06/12/2016 10:13:00 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Prosecutor of jihadists Andrew McCarthy joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Channel 125 Patriot with host Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon following the Orlando terror attack. McCarthy told listeners that Islamic Sharia law goes beyond Islamic terror group ISIS, and the problem of “massive migration by an assimilation-resistant Sharia supremacist culture” will ensure radicalization for years to come.
  • Pay Attention! While Primaries Distract, Obama Shreds Constitutional Governance

    04/19/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 20 replies
    P J Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    As I explained in my 2014 book Faithless Execution, the president takes two legally untenable positions on illegal immigration: (a) That the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion empowers him to choose which laws he will enforce, and (b) That if he chooses not to enforce laws in an area, like immigration, where the courts say federal law preempts state law, then state enforcement of congressional law is preempted by this executive branch non-enforcement policy. Obama’s first position is perverse. A president’s chief constitutional duty is to see that the laws are faithfully executed. “Prosecutorial discretion” is just a resource-allocation doctrine specific...