Sen. Grassley unredacted

Featured image Senator Grassley took to the floor of the Senate to make a statement with several notable items in it on the investigation of the Biden family business and the related FBI’s coverup. The statement is posted here. This is the heart of it (emphasis in original): With respect to the 1023 shown to that House Committee, from what I’ve been told by folks who’ve reviewed it, it’s filled with redactions. »

Why is this man laughing? Devine’s take

Featured image Last week I asked “Why is this man laughing?” President Biden was yukking it up about the House Oversight Committee’s digging on the FBI FD-1023 passing on the allegation that he took a $5 million bribe from a Ukrainian energy company in return for a policy decision when he was vice president. I think Biden is laughing in our face because the fix is in. In her New York Post »

Trump, Biden, and the Collapse of American Institutions

Featured image Last night I was on Sky News Australia’s wonderful Outsiders show. I talked about the corruption of the Department of Justice and the FBI, the most recent criminal charges against Donald Trump and the charges yet to come, and the patent influence peddling of President Joe Biden. It was a hard-hitting segment; I think you will enjoy it: »

Comey’s hip new media tour

Featured image Matt Taibbi posted his subscribers-only assessment of “Jim Comey’s hip new media tour” on May 31 at his Racket News site. On a day when the perversion of American law enforcement is the only story, Comey has earned another moment in the sun. Taibbi’s eloquent derision of Comey and his media hosts is now available in the video narrated by Jared Moore below. Quotable quote: “This stuff makes Central Television »

Comer’s grit vs. Biden’s grift

Featured image I have been waiting for a New York Post editorial or column to bring us up to date on House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer’s struggle to extract the Form FD-1023 in which the FBI “recorded allegations, from a long-term trusted, paid confidential FBI source, that Joe Biden was allegedly paid a $5 million bribe by someone in Ukraine while he was vice president.” Miranda Devine performs the service in »

Twitter Files updates

Featured image Racket News has unlocked Andrew Lowenthal’s column “Twitter Files Extra: How the World’s ‘No-Kidding Decision Makers’ Got Organized.” Subhead: “The Atlantic Council is hosting its 360/0S Summit at RightsCon this week, and Twitter Files documents tell us more about how this VIP-room-within-a-VIP-room was formed.” Lowenthal describes himself as a writer and consultant focused on digital authoritarianism and civil liberties. He manages the Network Affects site on Substack and now works »

Don’t shoot Matt Taibbi either, take 4

Featured image Matt Taibbi published the subscribers-only post “My crazy IRS case” on May 24 at his Racket News site. I picked it up and quoted from it in part 2 of this series on the deep-state harassment of Taibbi. Taibbi’s post on his IRS case is now available in the video below, narrated by Jared Moore. I can only add that attention must be paid, or so one would think. »

FBI complains search terms in House subpoena for Biden doc too broad, Comer narrows it down: ‘$5 million’

Featured image House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) issued a subpoena to the FBI on May 3 to obtain an unclassified FD-1023 which allegedly details a bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national. As I reported on Tuesday, the FBI refused to hand over the document by the original compliance date and continues to obstruct Comer’s efforts. Comer fired off a new letter to FBI Director Christopher »

Don’t shoot Matt Taibbi either, take 2

Featured image Following up on “Don’t shoot Matt Taibbi either,” I want to note Matt Taibbi’s subscribers-only post “My crazy IRS case.” Taibbi has of course been a key contributor to the Twitter Files. In his Twitter Files reporting Taibbi has documented the government/social media censorship industrial complex led by the FBI. See, for example, his December 24, 2022 Twitter Files thread “Twitter and ‘other government agencies.'” The FBI disapproved of Taibbi’s »

Don’t shoot Matt Taibbi either

Featured image Matt Taibbi writes from the perspective of the ever shrinking political left supportive of civil liberties and, well, the truth. I turned to him on a regular basis for his unerring commentary on the Russia hoax. More recently, he has been a key contributor to the Twitter Files. In his subscribers-only post “The McCarthy reboot” at his Racket News site, Taibbi reviewed the performance of the Democrats at the House »

FBI to James Comer: Pound Sand

Featured image During a Monday meeting with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), the FBI refused once again to turn over an FD-1023 (a report from an informant) that allegedly details a bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national. Comer issued a subpoena for this document three weeks ago. In a May 3 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Sen. Chuck Grassley »

How rotten is it?

Featured image Rotten apples or rotten to the core? That is the question raised about the FBI yesterday by Kim Strassel’s weekly Wall Street Journal column on the Durham report. John excerpted her column in a nearby post. John’s post really helps to bring the question into focus. In my own “Note on the Durham report” I asserted that the FBI needed to be torn down and rebuilt. I quoted the FBI’s »

Rotten Apples

Featured image In the Wall Street Journal, relying in part on the Durham report, Kim Strassel argues that the FBI is not fundamentally rotten. Rather, the problems lay at the top: Readers won’t find many direct quotes in the report from former Director James Comey or former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe—both refused to cooperate with Mr. Durham. Mr. Comey has publicly distanced himself from events, honing his mastery of “I don’t recall.” »

Don’t shoot me, I’m only the whistleblower

Featured image House Republicans convened a hearing on FBI whistleblowers yesterday. The name of the committee is a mouthful — the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Rep. Jim Jordan is chair of both the House Judiciary Committee and this House subcommittee and chaired the hearing. The hearing was a companion to the interim staff report released yesterday. The subcommittee heard testimony from three FBI whistleblowers and »

Julio goes for the Gold(man)

Featured image Miranda Devine celebrates the beatdown of the repulsive Rep. Dan Goldman by reporter Julio Rosas at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday. Devine’s column is headlined “Taking down loathsome lefty pol Dan Goldman.” Goldman cuts a ridiculous figure as he appeals to the authority of the FBI. His timing of the appeal to authority is a bit off in this case. Goldman’s histrionic appeal to authority comes in »

This is end of republic stuff and America can’t survive it

Featured image The Durham investigation has concluded what most of us knew all along. There was no legal basis for the FBI’s 2016 probe into the Trump campaign or the Mueller investigation that followed. It was all a lie. The FBI, once a highly-revered American institution, teamed up with the Hillary Clinton campaign to (try to) rig the presidential election. And they were all in on it. Then-President Barack Obama was briefed »

Durham Report Rips FBI

Featured image As Steve noted earlier this afternoon, John Durham released his long-awaited report today. The report is long, over 300 pages, and I have not had time to read it all. It is embedded below; you can read it and draw your own conclusions. While measured in tone, the report’s Executive Summary is harshly critical of the FBI. Much of what it details has already been in the public domain, but »