2020 Presidential Election

Garbage all the way down

Featured image We closely covered the New York Post stories on Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. Anyone who took a close look at the story could see a self-authenticating element in it and, indeed, every piece of additional reporting that followed up on the Post’s reporting corroborated it. With a little help from the Deep State 51, the laptop was dismissed as Russian disinformation, »

Criminal evidence

Featured image Hunter Biden’s laptop presents as a case study of the cooperation among the mainstream media — I would give pride of place to Natasha Bertrand and Politico, but they had a lot of company — the Democratic Party, and the deep state in the service of Our Democracy™, or Their Democracy. This week the Biden Department of Justice vouched for the authenticity of the laptop in its prosecution of Chairman »

The Arizona indictment

Featured image Now an Arizona grand jury has handed up a 2020 election-related indictment procured by Arizona’s Democratic attorney general. The indictment includes charges against Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, and others in connection with the scheme Trump was pursuing in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Trump is named an unindicted co-conspirator. The indictment is posted online here. Politico’s story on the indictment deciphers the names redacted from the indictment at »

Stories of censorship

Featured image RealClearPolitics has posted the video (below) of Dave Rubin’s panel session earlier this month with the winners of the first RealClearPolitics Samizdat Prize — Twitter Files reporter Matt Taibbi, Great Barrington Declaration co-author Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and New York Post reporter and Laptop From Hell author Miranda Devine. RCP has also posted transcribed excerpts along with the video here. It’s hard to keep up with the news of the day, »

Arizona Cranks Up More Criminal Charges

Featured image Politico reports that Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (a Democrat, of course) is accelerating an investigation that may lead to prosecutions of people close to President Trump’s 2020 campaign. Which is odd on its face, since the events that are the basis for the investigation happened more than three years ago. Why the sudden hurry? Obviously, Democrats see that Joe Biden is losing, and are throwing the kitchen sink at »

The Evolution of Electoral Fraud

Featured image In 1962, there was a Senate race in South Dakota between Republican Joseph Bottum and Democrat George McGovern. The seat was open due to the death of Republican Francis Case. I was just a kid, but I remember that election well. Bottum was the favorite, but in the closing days of the race the Democrats spread a rumor that he was an alcoholic. That ploy may have been crude, but »

Fani Takes the Stand [Updated]

Featured image Today, in an Atlanta courtroom, a judge heard testimony on a motion by defendants to disqualify Fani Willis from her prosecution of Donald Trump and others. The hearing was live-streamed, but I didn’t watch it. From all accounts, though, the day went badly for Fani. The issue is being framed as whether Willis had a conflict of interest in her prosecution of Trump et al. The conflict would arise, I »

The Reid rationale

Featured image Antony Blinken instigated the public statement signed by the Deep State 51 on behalf of the 2020 Biden presidential campaign. The public statement asserted that the New York Post’s “Hunter Biden story [was] Russian disinfo” — the story based on the Post’s access to emails in the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Reporter Natasha Bertrand was given the statement and disseminated it in the linked Politico story. Then candidate »

Blast from the Past: Civil War Squared

Featured image With the Civil War back in the news—both the first one in 1861 (one of the items that will be a major focus of this week’s Three Whisky Happy Hour podcast coming Saturday morning) and the prospective one today because of Trump’s supposed “Threat to DemocracyTM” (let’s start calling it Civil War 2, or Civil War2), it seems to me worth re-upping the column I published in the New York Post »

Mitrokhin Phone Home

Featured image “Ex-CIA analyst says intel agencies to be politically active again in 2024 election: ‘Significant problem,’” proclaimed the January 2 Fox News headline. The former CIA analyst is Georgetown professor John Gentry, who cites “ideology driven analytic errors” such as diversity, equity and inclusion policies. According to Gentry, Bill Clinton launched the DEI policy, formally established by an Obama executive order in 2011. Gentry flags former CIA boss John Brennan and »

Three damn things

Featured image In his post on Bill Barr, Lloyd Billingsley draws on One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General to mount a critique of Barr’s service as AG in two administrations, the second time at the behest of President Trump. Along with former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, I thought Barr was one of Trump’s most impressive appointees. If Trump were to be reelected in 2024, »

The Giuliani verdict [corrected]

Featured image Association with President Trump has led to the ruination of many of his supporters. Rudy Giuliani seems to me foremost among them, but I may be shortchanging some other prominent members of his team. These supporters of President Trump are nevertheless adults responsible for their own actions. In my opinion, the country would nevertheless have been better served by their counseling Trump to take another path than the one he »

Sidney Powell Pleads

Featured image News organizations are headlining Sidney Powell’s guilty plea in the Georgia case in which she is a co-defendant with Donald Trump as if it were significant news. It isn’t, except, of course, to Ms. Powell. The Georgia indictment accuses Trump and a number of others of conspiring to overturn the apparent result of the 2020 election in Georgia. I wrote about the indictment in detail here. The problem with the »

Still dirty after all these years

Featured image Former CIA Director Leon Panetta was a prominent member of the Dirty 51 — the former intelligence officials who signed the lying public statement (“letter”) asserting that the New York Post’s 2020 reporting on the emails found on the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop “ha[d] all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” If you need a refresher, review Natasha Bertrand’s October 19, 2020 Politico story on the »

Shut up, he explained

Featured image The Biden administration has deputized Krazee-Eyez Killa Jack Smith to put President Trump away some time before the 2024 presidential election. The train keeps a rollin’, banana republic style. Last week Smith filed a motion in his District of Columbia 2020 election case against Trump. Smith’s motion is supported by a 19-page memorandum that is posted online here. Jonathan Turley criticizes Smith’s motion in “Gagging Donald Trump: Why Smith’s ‘Narrowly »

Mail-In Voting Is Here to Stay; GOP Must Adapt or Lose

Featured image In a perfect world, voters would be required to show up on Election Day to cast their ballots. Unfortunately, the pandemic handed Democrats a golden opportunity to implement mail-in voting and its close cousins, early voting and ballot harvesting, on an unprecedented scale. As dangerous and unpalatable as these activities may be, they are here to stay. By Election Day, Democratic candidates, who have been getting out the vote for »

Take a load off Fani: Stuck inside of Fulton County

Featured image Mark Meadows is one of the defendants in the Georgia state criminal case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against President Trump and a cast of thousands. Meadows is Trump’s former chief of staff and the two crimes with which he is charged arise from his service to Trump. Meadows therefore sought removal of the charges against him from state to federal court under the federal officer removal »