by | Aug 22, 2018

For all of the media’s oohing and ahhing over Robert Mueller’s legal victories on Tuesday, his impeachment case remains hopelessly threadbare. In terms of his Department of Justice mandate, he has made no progress whatsoever. He is presiding over a…

by | Aug 5, 2018

Washington When President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt on May 11, 2017, the president did what he often does when he talks on camera — he did not hold back his grievances and he…

by | Jul 24, 2018

The civil libertarians of the press — those card-carrying ACLU members who toss and turn at night worrying about the diminution of “privacy” — all rushed to the defense of the FBI after the release of its disgracefully flimsy FISA…

by | Jul 16, 2018

On Friday — three days before today’s summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin — the boss of Team Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, announced that a dozen Russian intelligence officers had been indicted on charges relating…

by | Jul 6, 2018

W riting in his 1979 epic, Coup d’Etat: A Practical Handbook, Edward N. Luttwak claimed, “A coup consists of the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control…

by | May 7, 2018

This column has, to date, not analyzed the manifest problems with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump for two reasons. First, because it fell outside my national security/foreign policy strike zone. Second, because many others — especially my…

by | Jan 30, 2018

So on Monday, Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director, abruptly resigned his position. We should all be happy to see that given McCabe’s record of behavior not quite up to the standards Americans are used to from the nominally-nonpartisan and…

by | Jan 25, 2018

No, don’t fire him. That way is boobytrapped. Instead, use your power as President to exercise control over him, in accordance with the rule of law. Where there is smoke, there is fire. Somewhere, right now in Washington, there is…

by | May 20, 2017

A few respectful thoughts on Special Prosecutors. First of all, now that we know we can have Special Prosecutors without there being any meaningful evidence of a crime, or in fact any evidence at all of a crime besides gossip…

by | May 15, 2017

Washington President Donald Trump did himself no favor Thursday when he went on NBC News and essentially refuted the reason his team had given the press for why he fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt, “I…

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