2020 Presidential Election

Things that go Bump in the day

Featured image James Taranto observed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal apropos of the Dem/media assault on Justice Thomas that “[o]ne reason Americans don’t trust the media is that politically biased reporters routinely adulterate the news with tendentious language and prepackaged opinions. The result is crude propaganda—lousy opinion writing and unreliable information rolled into one and deceptively packaged as straight news.” Take the case of the Washington Post and Post “national columnist” Philip »

Hunter Biden’s sweetheart deal was even sweeter before news of IRS whistleblower

Featured image We were all appalled to hear in June that Hunter Biden had received a sweetheart plea deal from U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Under that agreement, Hunter would plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges of tax evasion and enter into a pretrial diversion agreement on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a user of illegal drugs. As we know, the deal fell apart in spectacular fashion at the »

I Read the Georgia Indictment, So You Don’t Have To

Featured image The Georgia indictment relates to Donald Trump’s (and 18 other defendants’) post-election efforts to reverse the apparent result of the 2020 election, in Georgia and elsewhere. That Trump made such attempts is not disputed. The question is, what did he do that was illegal? The indictment alleges a vast conspiracy, supported by 161 “overt acts,” that ultimately comprises Count I, a violation of Georgia’s RICO statute. The problem is that, »

Take a load off Fani

Featured image A Fulton County Georgia grand jury handed up an indictment of President Trump and 18 other staffers and lawyers including Mark Meadows, Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and Sidney Powell in connection with the 2020 election. The sprawling indictment runs to 41 counts and 98 pages in all. Thirteen of the 41 counts charge Trump. A racketeering charge leads the indictment. Jonathan Turley comments: “District Attorney Fani Willis appears »

Amateur Hour In Georgia

Featured image Reuters reports that earlier today, the Fulton County state court posted a “Case Information” document that lists charges against Donald Trump. The document was subsequently deleted, but you can see it here. The District Attorney’s office stated: “The Reuters report that those charges were filed is inaccurate. Beyond that we cannot comment,” a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office said. While the court was even less forthcoming: The court clerk’s »

Trump Indictment: Sad Story, Lousy Legal Theories

Featured image I have now read the Democrats’ long-awaited indictment of Donald Trump for his actions after the 2020 election. Here are some thoughts: * The indictment describes numerous instances of bad behavior by Trump. Trump’s conduct, as described with considerable supporting evidence, deserves criticism, censure, opprobrium. It implies that nominating him to run again for the presidency would be a catastrophic error. But whether the indictment describes crimes is a completely »

GOP senators peeved over number of constituents who believe 2020 election was stolen

Featured image Several Republican senators told The Hill this week that more and more frequently, they are being “confronted by constituents who buy into discredited conspiracy theories such as the claim that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election or that federal agents incited the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.” The Hill spoke to at least three GOP senators, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and two others who requested anonymity.  »

Deep state of denial

Featured image Oh, by the way, Gary Shapley’s testimony establishes that the FBI confirmed the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop as far back as November 2019. The Washington Free Beacon covered that aspect of Shapley’s testimony last week in this story by Andrew Kerr and Joe Simonson. The Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross follows up with this sidebar to Shapley’s testimony today: The former spies and Biden campaign aides who smeared Hunter Biden’s »

Can John Eastman Get a Fair Trial?

Featured image The disbarment proceeding against John Eastman for his role in assisting President Trump in contesting the 2020 election results got under way today, with a trial before the California State Bar, with California Bar Court Judge Yvette Roland presiding. You can actually watch the trial, which is expected to take a week, live on Zoom. I watched the first five hours Tuesday, and while the proceedings seemed slow and were »

Trump vs. CNN

Featured image Donald Trump’s “town hall” appearance on CNN last night has liberals gnashing their teeth. They don’t understand why CNN would give Trump a forum, they are appalled that the audience was in Trump’s corner, and they are frustrated that Trump dominated the event, with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins unable to keep Trump under control, let alone embarrass him. Inevitably, CNN’s host ignored the pressing issues of the day and went straight »

Directly from the deep state to you: The report

Featured image House committee chairmen Jim Jordan (Judiciary and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government) and and Michael Turner (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) have released the 64-page joint interim staff report “The Hunter Biden Statement: How Senior Intelligence Community Officials and the Biden Campaign Worked to Mislead American Voters.” The link goes to the report they released today. I summarized stories previewing the report this morning in “Directly »

The disinformation hoax

Featured image In late March Tablet published Jacob Siegel’s “A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century.” Subhead accompanied by the profile of a blackbird’s head: “Thirteen ways of looking at disinformation.” (The subhead and graphic allude to the Wallace Stevens poem). It’s a long-form essay that runs to some 13,000 words. The introduction is followed by a table of contents with links to the chapters: I. Russophobia Returns, Unexpectedly: The »

The dirtiest trick, take 2

Featured image The letter of the Deep State 51 condemning the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop reportage as consistent with a Russian information operation or Russian disinformation, as advertised by Natasha Bertrand and Politico, must be the dirtiest American political dirty trick of all time. At any rate, it is up there with the Steele Dossier. John updated the story with the latest evidence yesterday. We now know for a fact »

US Report

Featured image Last week, I was on the “U.S. Report” program on Sky News in Australia, with host James Morrow. James is also one of the hosts of Outsiders. U.S. Report, obviously, focuses on news from America. It was a fun appearance. We talked about the Dirty 51, Joe Biden’s ineptitude, the 2024 race, and Critical Race Theory in American schools. I think you will enjoy it: »

News blackout in effect

Featured image Have you heard that the Biden campaign orchestrated the lying letter of the Deep State 51 that then-candidate Biden found so useful in the 2020 presidential campaign? I called it “The dirtiest trick.” It seems to be something of a secret. Matt Taibbi observes: “An all-time media blackout is in effect. We’re experiencing real-time Sovietization.” Taibbi writes at his Racket News site: It transpires that the infamous incident before the »

Too hot for Facebook

Featured image I developed a healthy respect for attorney John A. “Jack” Clifford many years ago when we represented adverse parties in an intellectual property dispute. Jack is of counsel with Merchant & Gould. P.C. Jack writes today: I hope you are doing well. I write to advise you that I copied the text of your ”The dirtiest trick” post to my Facebook feed this morning, including a link to the url »

The dirtiest trick

Featured image The letter of the Deep State 51 condemning the New York Post’s Hunter Biden’s laptop reportage as consistent with a Russian information operation or Russian disinformation, as advertised by Natasha Bertrand and Politico, must be the dirtiest American political dirty trick of all time. At any rate, it is up there with the Steele Dossier. We now know for a fact that the letter was itself a disinformation operation orchestrated »