by | Jun 28, 2019

In a desperate effort to squeeze political advantage out of the Special Counsel’s report exonerating Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of conspiring with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, Congressional Democrats have subpoenaed Robert Mueller to…

by | May 12, 2019

Washington Can Attorney General William Barr thumb his nose at Congress and get away with it? Can the nation’s top lawman refuse to honor a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and…

by | May 10, 2019

Many years ago, John Dowd was Chief of Strike Force 18, a unit within the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Justice Department. In that capacity, he conducted massive and complex investigations of underworld financial crimes and related organized…

by | May 8, 2019

What do you call a country where the police and the intelligence agencies spy on an opposition party? Russia? Because that’s what we’ve become, and the question is what should be done about it. For the last two years the…

by | May 2, 2019

In the final scene of Thelma and Louise, when Detective Hal Slocumb realizes that those wacky chicks are about to drive that ’66 Thunderbird over the edge of the Grand Canyon, he runs after them in a futile attempt to…

by | Apr 28, 2019

Washington The “what if” question of President Donald Trump’s presidency is this: How would Trump have entered office if then-FBI Director James Comey had not told him about a “dossier” on Trump’s ties with Russia — which major news organizations…

by | Apr 26, 2019

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch never said it to the various presidential hopefuls aiming to unseat the current occupant of the Oval Office. And whoever says it now risks issuing a warning misunderstood as…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Nathaniel Hawthorne, call your office. Hester Prynne, your fictional protagonist, had a scarlet letter “A” imprinted on her dress, to wear in public and thus advertise to the end of her life her adulterous relationship. Hester was ostracized, a punishment…

by | Apr 23, 2019

All right, then, impeachment — a matter resting on the national dining table in plain view. Who wants to cut into and serve it? Rep. Maxine Waters does. “What more do (Democrats) need to prove?” she inquires in the aftermath…

by | Apr 22, 2019

There is a quite obvious conclusion to be drawn from the release Thursday of the Mueller report — namely, that the entire investigation undertaken by special counsel Robert Mueller over the allegation that President Trump’s campaign was in cahoots with…

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