Obama Administration Scandals

The Wheels of Justice Grind Slowly

Featured image The Inspector General of the Department of Justice announced yesterday that he will investigate potential abuse of the FISA process by the FBI in connection with its surveillance of Carter Page, and perhaps more broadly of the Trump presidential campaign: Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that, in response to requests from the Attorney General and Members of Congress, the Office of the Inspector General »

Understanding Russiagate

Featured image Lee Smith is one of the two commentators whom one must read to understand the synthetic Trump-Russia collusion scandal and the real intelligence scandal that underlies it. The other is Andrew McCarthy. Lee’s current Tablet column is “Who believes in Russiagate?” Lee draws on his reporting and analysis of the past several years to give the big picture and to name names (here he singles out Adam Entous, formerly of »

Sharyl Attkisson: The Plot Thickens

Featured image I’m a day late with this, but it is worth noting if you haven’t already seen it. We have written, repeatedly and sympathetically, about reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s battles with the Obama Justice Department. But it’s been a while. Now, Attkisson tweets an arresting development: Re: My govt. computer intrusions…What would you think if I told you the hard drive of one of my personal computers was secretly switched out w/another »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has searched her archives and now discloses those filed under EMAIL TO SELF: To: Ammogrrrll From: Ammogrrrll Cc: Mr. AG In re: Missing Key Lime Pie It has come to my attention that the remainder of the Key Lime Pie (nearly ¾ of the pie, as it happens) appears to be missing. In no way could this have been consumed by me and certainly not in one sitting »

Why Susan Rice Wrote an Email To Herself [Updated]

Featured image Scott wrote this morning about the extraordinary email that National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017, within minutes of when President Trump was inaugurated. It must have been her last act, more or less, before she vacated the White House. So obviously the email was important to her. But why would it be important to send an email to herself (the only person »

Rice papers the file

Featured image Those who believe in government transparency have (or had) it in the case of Susan Rice. She is a transparent liar. She is also a knave and a fool. On September 16, 2012, for example, she hit the Sunday morning gabfests to assert that the attack on our Benghazi facilities represented cinematic criticism gone wild. She peddled the same highly rehearsed line virtually verbatim on each of the five shows. »

Weird tales of Winer

Featured image The reemergence of Sid “Vicious” Blumenthal — this time from the crypt of the dodgy Steele Dossier — reminds me of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th franchise or Dracula in the Bram Stoker classic. There is, however, at least one difference. Jason and Dracula have slightly more charm than Blumenthal. So long as the Clintons remain on the scene, Blumenthal lives. Paul faced up to the reemergence of »

The wrong side of Z Street

Featured image If there was a federal agency that Barack Obama did not corrupt, it must be because it was corrupt when he took over in 2009. The corruption of the IRS is a case in point. Its criminal misconduct perfectly represents what Obama wrought in the agencies that he charged with dictating the way we live. Consider the case of Lori Lowenthal Marcus and Z Street. Z Street is Lori’s pro-Israel »

WaPo: McCabe Investigation Relates to Delay on Weiner Emails

Featured image I have no idea whether this is true or not; these days, if it weren’t for leaked news, we wouldn’t have any news at all. But the Washington Post reports that the Justice Department’s Inspector General is focused on the FBI’s delay in reviewing emails that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop in the late stages of the 2016 presidential race: The Justice Department’s inspector general has been focused for »

Explosive House Memo to be Released, As McCabe Leaves FBI

Featured image The House Intelligence Committee voted today to release the four-page memo that sums up FBI and Department of Justice abuses relating to the Steele dossier, the Obama administration’s FISA applications, and improper spying on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration. It appears that the memo’s contents are as has been rumored: South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who helped write the four-page memo, said Sunday he wants it made »

Grassley Pursues America’s Biggest Scandal

Featured image While the Democratic Party press tries to pump life into Bob Mueller’s going-nowhere-fast Russia investigation, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley continues to burrow into the real scandal: the corruption of the Department of Justice and the FBI by Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Yesterday he and Lindsey Graham sent letters to the Democratic National Committee, Hillary for America (HFA), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, »

The Sad Decline of the FBI: You Read It Here First [Updated]

Featured image The FBI scandals continue to unravel. Scott has chronicled the saga of the missing Strzok/Page text messages, now apparently on the road to recovery. The FBI has continued to stonewall Congressional investigations, to the point where Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley says the FBI is playing “a bureaucratic game of hide the ball.” And House Republicans have prepared a four-page memo that apparently summarizes the FBI’s malfeasance in connection »

Did CIA Use Entertainers to Smear Trump? [Updated]

Featured image The biggest scandal of our time is the manner in which the Democratic Party, under Barack Obama, weaponized the intelligence agencies and the FBI for political purposes. An obscure news story–obscure but for the fact that it was linked by Drudge–suggests that the CIA may have used entertainment personalities to smear Donald Trump shortly after his inauguration. The story relates to Moby, who I take it is an entertainer of »

Sundance explains it all, or not

Featured image The pseudonymous Sundance is the proprietor of the Conservative Treehouse site (he spells it Tree House). As a reader, I find him incredibly frustrating. He is a poor and clumsy writer. The basics of exposition seem to have escaped him. He is verbose. Clarity is a casualty of his style. Occasional translation of his prose is required (“This timeline is so transparent it’s deafening”). One needs constantly to be wary »

Hezbollah’s Drug Mule

Featured image Scott wrote here about how the Obama administration let Hezbollah’s drug trafficking off the hook in order to promote its Iranian nuclear deal. Michael Ramirez is probably the only cartoonist savvy enough to comment. Click to enlarge: »

William Henck: Koskinen and me

Featured image John Koskinen’s term as IRS Commissioner ended earlier this month. The New York Times asserted that Koskinen “left on his own terms.” I’m afraid the Times got that right. In the course of his celebratory interview with the Times and another interview with Politico, however, Koskinen may have violated section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code by acknowledging President Trump’s tax returns. I don’t make much of that, but the »

Will AG Sessions Appoint Another Special Prosecutor? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image It looks like Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be taking my advice to appoint at least one more special prosecutor to go after the Democrats, including James Comey and Robert Mueller. More realistically, I suppose the advice comes from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and a number of fellow House Republicans, who wrote a letter to President Trump in July urging such an investigation. You can read the »