by | Dec 10, 2019

The biggest bombshell on Monday burst not in Washington, D.C., but in Connecticut, where John Durham, its U.S. attorney, rebutted Michael Horowitz’s finding that the FBI had adequate grounds to begin an investigation of the Trump campaign. No, it didn’t,…

by | Nov 27, 2019

Long ago, as I began my career with the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, a veteran FBI agent explained to me the First Commandment in the war against the mob: “A confidential informant is like fire. Properly…

by | Jul 26, 2019

Not since Chauncey Gardiner has Washington, D.C., so overestimated a figure. Robert Swan (Song) Mueller exhibited a Being There quality on Wednesday. Gardiner and Mueller, two creatures of the capital, long served as blank screens upon which everybody projected sundry…

by | Mar 28, 2019

Pardon me if I don’t join in the chorus of praise for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigatory efforts. Certainly, it comes as a relief that he correctly found no evidence of collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign…

by | Mar 13, 2019

Public servants operating in secret to reveal the secrets of others often find their whispers put on blast. Bruce Ohr, as a result of the tenacity of Judicial Watch, finds himself in this situation. The 339 pages of heavily-redacted material…

by | Feb 27, 2019

Washington I have been assiduously studying the case of Jussie Smollett, the chap who claims that two pro-Trump ruffians wearing MAGA hats accosted him on a Chicago street during one of the coldest nights of the year at 2:00 a.m….

by | Dec 11, 2018

Drunk on his own self-deluded rectitude, James Comey has become one of the most insufferable voices on the Left. He teaches “ethics” at William & Mary, but it is hard to imagine a more unethical FBI director than one who…

by | Nov 27, 2018

“FISA declassification will assure all the actors who tried to harm America are finally exposed,” George Papadopoulos wrote on Twitter last week. “Alexander Downer, the Australian government, UK, and GCHQ (British intelligence). If FISA is not declassified, these foreign governments…

by | Jul 23, 2018

Consider the source. The FBI did not allow the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to do just that. Instead, the heavily-redacted application for a warrant to surveil U.S. citizen Carter Page obscures the source. It never says, at least in the…

by | Jun 28, 2018

Just came across an intriguing theory about Sergei Skripal, the former Soviet/Russian military intelligence agent who spied for Britain, and, along with his daughter Yulia, was nearly killed this spring by a dose of the nerve agent Novichok in the…

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