by | Feb 3, 2020

Friday’s Senate vote rejecting Democrats’ demands to call witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial makes the president’s acquittal inevitable. But for the Senate bloviators’ desire to make more pointless speeches, the acquittal — which is scheduled for Wednesday — would…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Webster’s dictionary defines “Potemkin village” as “an impressive façade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition.” So it is that the adjective “Potemkin” is used to characterize any artifice contrived to deceive others into thinking that things are…

by | Jan 1, 2020

Even critics of the deep state were shocked when Inspector General Michael Horowitz submitted his Report investigating the FBI, the U.S. Government’s most iconic bureaucracy. And the corresponding statements by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham promised…

by | Dec 27, 2019

Rosemary Collyer is the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the “FISC”). FISC is the judicial body that issues surveillance warrants to our intelligence agencies, principally the FBI, authorizing the interception of electronic communications of people located in…

by | Feb 26, 2018

The minority report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) gets bogged down on minor matters that undermine its credibility on the major issues addressed. The memo, for instance, paints Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official demoted after…

by | Feb 2, 2018

James Comey did not get the memo. Law enforcers are not above the law. Friday’s release of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s memorandum on its oversight of the executive branch’s activities in obtaining electronic surveillance of Donald Trump…

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