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FBI Investigated Concerned Parents

Featured image You all remember the story: the Biden Department of Justice coordinated with the National School Boards Association to arrange for FBI investigations of parents who are unhappy about their local schools teaching racism and anti-Americanism (Critical Race Theory) and gender confusion, and requiring masks. The episode was so sordid that many state school board associations dropped their affiliation with NSBA, and most people doubted that the FBI would be craven »

Silence of the WH(ams), cont’d

Featured image Yesterday I noted that the thugs threatening Supreme Court justices at their homes this week seem to be an instrument of the Democratic Party. Last week I observed “The silence of the WH(ams)” — the White House and its media adjunct — regarding the thugs. Andrew McCarthy adds that their conduct violates federal criminal law, but that the Department of Justice remains inert on this point. Yesterday’s White House briefing »

The unmasking appealed

Featured image My only comment on Judge Mizelle’s decision on the illegality of the CDC mask mandate was this. I predicted that the Biden administration would appeal it despite whatever ambivalence it might feel about the ruling. They would find the urge to vindicate the regulation’s expression of the health authorities’ will to power irresistible, if only because of the possible spillover effect. And so it has come to pass. Axios reports »

The O’Keefe Project: Tucker Carlson edition

Featured image We haven’t heard anything about developments in the government’s persecution of Project Veritas in the matter of Ashley Biden’s diary since I wrote about the case last month. All my posts tracking the story are accessible here. I find the story chilling and do not want to let it recede from sight. Harmeet Dhillon is one of the Project Veritas attorneys lending a hand in the case. She appeared last »

Hunter Biden rolls on

Featured image Miranda Devine zooms in on the story of Devon Archer in the New York Post column “Biden’s silent as son’s former friend and business partner faces jail, financial ruin.” Devine updates us on the story: “Archer has less than five weeks left before he has to go to jail to serve a one-year, one-month sentence over a fraud he says he had no knowledge his then-partners were committing, and which »

The O’Keefe Project: Not all is well

Featured image Project Veritas attorney Paul Calli has emailed me his reply to the government memorandum that I posted here early this morning in the case of Ashley Biden’s diary. I have embedded Calli’s reply below for readers who are interested in following the case along with me. I think the case warrants our ongoing attention. I find it chilling. On the surface, the case does not appear to be the stuff »

The O’Keefe Project: All is in order edition

Featured image We only learned this week that the FBI and Southern District prosecutors have had James O’Keefe and Project under surveillance in the case of Ashley Biden’s diary roughly since President Biden was sworn in. I wrote about the related court orders here (March 22) and here (March 23). This surveillance was in addition to the raids executed by the FBI this past November and subsequently leaked to the friends of »

The O’Keefe Project: Surveillance edition, Times style

Featured image They are out to get James O’Keefe and Project Veritas in the case of Ashley Biden’s diary. “They” are the Biden administration and the national security establishment, for whom Michael Schmidt and Adam Goldman are serving as the public relations arm. Yesterday we learned that the FBI first undertook surveillance on Project Veritas in November 2020, within two weeks of the election. The surveillance began in earnest with a series »

The O’Keefe Project: Surveillance edition

Featured image I infer from yesterday’s New York Times story that the FBI is working with prosecutors in in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York to nail James O’Keefe and Project Veritas. Given the bylines of Michael Schmidt and Adam Goldman on the Times’s coverage, I see the Times as the public relations arm of the operation. The SDNY first obtained a warrant and »

The O’Keefe Project: The Times still on the case

Featured image The New York Times is still working the case of Ashley Biden’s diary with what I take is a little help from its friends in the national security establishment. Michael Schmidt and Adam Goldman report the story “Ashley Biden’s Diary Was Shown at Trump Fund-Raiser. Weeks Later, Project Veritas Called Her.” Subhead: “The right-wing group’s deceptive call to the president’s daughter a month before Election Day is among the new »

Tom Cotton hangs tough

Featured image Although it was noted in the news on February 1, I first heard on the grapevine a few weeks later that Senator Tom Cotton has put a hold on every pending United States Attorney nomination. He has placed the hold over his objection to the Justice Department’s refusal to undertake the defense of four federal marshals being sued for their work defending the Portland federal courthouse in the George Floyd »

Dzhokharman, Andrew McCarthy comments

Featured image I commented briefly on United States v. Tsarnaev over the weekend in Dzhokharman. The Court’s opinions in the case were appended to my post. I blew off the First Circuit decision that the Supreme Court reversed and the dissent by Justice Breyer as obvious pretexts for ideological opposition to capital punishment. Thus my labored use of “Jokerman.” The Supreme Court decision reinstated the jury verdict imposing the jury’s capital sentence. »

U.S. v. Tou Thao (4)

Featured image I went down to the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Paul to view the attorneys’ closing arguments in the federal trial of the three former Minneapolis police officers other than Derek Chauvin charged with violating the civil rights of George Floyd in the arrest that resulted in his death. The three officers are Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane. I covered the scene »

Felony murder in a good cause: McConnell holds Luger nomination [updated]

Featured image Andrew Luger is President Biden’s nominee for United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota. Luger’s nomination is pending in the Senate, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has placed a hold on it until Luger responds to critical questions raised by the responsibility of the Minnesota office of the U.S. Attorney for the sentencing memo recommending leniency for Montez Terriel Lee’s arson/murder committed in the course of the George »

Felony murder in a good cause: Questions for Merrick Garland

Featured image I learn from today’s New York Post story that Senate Judiciary Committee member Tom Cotton has written a letter posing a few questions to the meritless Merrick Garland about the sentencing of Minnesota’s own Montez Terriel Lee. Lee drove up from Rochester, Minnesota to get in on the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis on the evening the police department’s Third Precinct Headquarters was burned down. Lee joined the action by »

Baltimore prosecutor Mosby charged by feds

Featured image Marilyn Mosby is the Baltimore prosecutor who gained fame for prosecuting six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray in 2015. Gray died in police custody. Mosby failed to obtain a single guilty verdict. However, she did help undermine police morale, which led to a shrinking of the force and a sharp increase in violent crime in Baltimore More recently, Mosby has been under investigation by the Justice »

Cuomo won’t be charged by New York for undercounting nursing home deaths

Featured image It looks like Andrew Cuomo will not be criminally charged by the Manhattan District Attorney for providing misleading information to the public about the number of deaths from the pandemic in New York nursing homes. Cuomo’s lawyer says he’s been so advised by the DA’s office. Andy McCarthy argues that the DA’s decision not to prosecute is probably the correct one. There’s no doubt that Cuomo deceived the public. State »