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Kash on the barrelhead

Featured image Lee Smith’s The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History is one of the keys to understanding the Russia hoax brought to us by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party, and the FBI. I wrote about it when it was published in the fall of 2019. With Lee’s permission, I also posted a brief excerpt touching on »

No Wray of sunshine

Featured image While reserving my own comment to the bottom, I want to quote Byron York’s excerpts from the testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday along with Byron’s notes (emphasis in original): Grassley asked Wray two simple questions: “Have you determined the exact cause of death and is there a homicide investigation?” Wray would not answer either one. Here is what he said: WRAY: So I »

Clinesmith avoids the clink, cont’d

Featured image The Wall Street Journal editorial “A pass for Kevin Clinesmith” refers in passing to the sentencing memorandum filed by the government (i.e., the office of John Durham) in the case: Federal Judge James Boasberg spared Mr. Clinesmith prison in favor of 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service. The judge said the evidence persuaded him that “Mr. Clinesmith likely believed that what he said about Mr. Page was »

Clinesmith avoids the clink [with comment by Paul]

Featured image The greatest political scandal in American history is going to be swept under the rug. That is the moral I extract from the story that former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to altering a key document supporting one of the government’s FISA renewal applications on the warrant taken out on Carter Page, who must be the cleanest man in the United States. Among »

The man with the Biden laptop

Featured image I learn from Rowan Scarborough’s excellent Washington Times story that the man who turned over Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop to the FBI has a GoFundMe page to defray legal expenses and that he has posted tell-all videos with his story. The man’s name is John Paul Mac Isaac. If he were the protagonist in a political thriller, he would be depicted as the average man whom circumstances serve up as »

Woods File gone missing

Featured image Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham has released 11 transcripts of interviews conducted during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into the origins and aftermath of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation — i.e., its indispensable to the Russia hoax perpetrated by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Graham’s press release is posted here. The transcripts have all been posted online and made accessible here. John Solomon extracts the highlights »

New year’s predictions

Featured image If the reality principle dictates preparation for a so-called Harris-Biden administration this January 20, I think it likely that the evils of 2021 may well exceed those of 2020. I would like modestly to offer my new year’s predictions. • Political betting markets will set the over-under on Biden’s tenure in the Harris-Biden administration at two years. I take the under. • Some prominent Democrat — it might even be »

Carter Page sues James Comey et al.

Featured image Carter Page has filed a long-awaited lawsuit against the old Obama gang that spied on him and others through him for a year based on the fraudulent allegations of the Steele Dossier. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. I have embedded a copy of the complaint below. We can only hope that Judge Sullivan isn’t assigned to the case. He seems to »

Amanda Milius speaks

Featured image I wrote about the film The Plot Against the President here on Power Line this past weekend. Every time I attempt to post my review — most recently, this morning — I receive this notice: I have written twice to Amazon seeking an explanation. Despite the invitation extended to me in the notice, Amazon has rested on its right to remain silent. I am mystified. I can freely post reviews »

Devin Nunes: Time to shut down the agencies

Featured image I wrote about former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week in “Dirtiest cop testifies.” Maria Bartiromo invited Rep. Devin Nunes to discuss Comey’s appearance on her Sunday Morning Futures show yesterday (video below, posted here at FOX News). In his response to Bartiromo’s opening question, Nunes alluded to the letter by DNI John Ratcliffe that we posted in “Today in Russia hoax news.” In »

Dirtiest cop testifies

Featured image Former FBI Director James Comey was one dirty cop. He testified for over four hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday regarding his role in the FBI’s efforts to undermine the Trump presidential campaign and presidency. Comey, it may be recalled, falsely certified three of the four FISA warrant application/renewals taken out by the FBI on Carter Page, alleged Russian spy, on the basis of information provided to Christopher Steele »

Today in Russia hoax news [With Comment by John]

Featured image We seem to be approaching the bottom of the biggest political scandal in American history thanks to the declassification of information that was somehow kept under wraps over the past four years. This information wasn’t leaked to the Times or the Post or any of the Democrats’ other co-conspirators in the mainstream media. In the latest information to emerge from our fabled intelligence community, DNI Ratcliffe advises that Hillary Clinton »

Collusion for dummies

Featured image It turns out that there was some truth to the Russian collusion we heard so much about over the past four years. Employing several cutouts including the Perkins Coie law firm, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee colluded with a suspected Russian spy to trash Donald Trump and give the FBI what it wanted to spy on the Trump campaign and undermine the Trump presidency. On that score, »

A deepening disgrace, cont’d

Featured image The government’s motion to dismiss the case against General Flynn. The case itself is sidebar to the Obama administration’s effort to undermine the Trump campaign and Trump presidency, easily the biggest political scandal in American history. We have never seen anything like it. Judge Emmet Sullivan continues to mull it all over. To assist in his deliberations, the government filed the 302 interview summary of former FBI case agent William »

A deepening disgrace

Featured image The Department of Justice has disclosed additional evidence of the FBI’s efforts to undermine the Trump presidential campaign and presidency. Attorney Sidney Powell includes it in her memorandum filed yesterday in support of the “agreed dismissal” of the case against General Flynn. Powell characterizes the FBI misconduct involved in these efforts as “Stalinist tactics.” The FBI’s briefing to President Obama on January 5, 2017, figures in the mix. I have »

What Was “The Sensitive Application”?

Featured image Over a period of several years, Judicial Watch has performed the invaluable service of prying documents loose from the Department of Justice through Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits. The process is painfully slow. Tom Fitton writes that “The FBI is only processing the records at a rate of 500 pages per month and has refused to process text messages. At this rate, the production of these emails will »

For Senator Graham

Featured image Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures is the only such gabfest I can take any more. The rest have all assimilated themselves to the leftist blob. Maria’s show is actually worth watching. Yesterday Maria had Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on to talk about a false 2018 briefing given by the FBI to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Steele Dossier. Senator Graham’s press release on the newly declassified document »