Donald Trump

The Outrageous Outing of Sean Hannity, Cont’d

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Courts “don’t do poetic justice, they do prosaic justice” — the routine, workaday adherence to the principles and standards on which the rule of law depends. Under that kind of justice, courts protect uncharged people from being identified in public proceedings in connection with criminal investigations. The failure of the court and the government lawyers to enforce that standard just adds fuel to the fiery contention that, where President Trump is involved, investigations are driven by politics, not law enforcement.

Paul Ryan’s Parting Gift To America: Amnesty For Illegal Aliens

Here is the list of cosponsors of of Speaker Ryan's “Queen of the Hill” resolution. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative today to urge them to not to sign on to H.Res. 774 and to oppose any bill that grants amnesty to illegal aliens.

Our Candidate For Speaker – Conservative Jim Jordan – Will Defund Planned Parenthood

And unlike Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarty, Steve Scalise and the rest of the existing establishment Republican “leadership” Jim Jordan has not been compromised by voting to give our tax dollars to the baby killers of Planned Parenthood.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Comey flareup proves the DC swamp isn’t even close to being drained

Donald Trump came to Washington in order to shake the system to its core and wrest power away from the swamp dwellers who’d polluted the water for decades. As the recent Comey episode proves, the work is just beginning – there’s an awful lot of slime to scrape off the sidewalks.

Trump Vastly Better than Obama at Foreign Policy

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump, as he has demonstrated, has little use for ideology or even consistency. In a constantly changing world, he may be right. Those who are looking for some sort of Trump Doctrine may be looking for something that is actually outmoded. So far he is being more successful than Obama and all the neo-Marxist works of Marcuse, Gramsci, etc. combined.

Andrew McCabe Lied: Will FBI Apply Same Rules Against Him That It Applies to All of Us?

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

Flynn was charged with lying to FBI agents about conversations with the Russian ambassador. Lying to a federal agent is a felony, even if—like Flynn—you are not under oath at the time. It is clear from the inspector general’s report that McCabe lied to federal agents multiple times, including while under oath. Will he be prosecuted as Flynn was? It seems as if the FBI and the Justice Department have no choice—unless they believe that their colleagues are somehow above the law.

Still waiting for the garlic bullet

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump called James Comey a “slimeball,” which is not a very presidential way to talk. But just this time we might have to forgive the president. James Comey really is a slimeball. Just about everybody says so. The critics of his book, finally out Monday after the weekend news accounts had already begun squeezing the juice out of it, joined in a rare unanimous appraisal of the man who wrote the book. He’s a windbag, a hack, a blowhard, a swaggering pretender, a churl and the hindquarters of a horse.

James Comey's book falls as flat as its cover

Editors, Washington Examiner

Comey's name-calling makes for an unpersuasive condemnation of this presidency. His observations about Trump's orange-ness, his hand size, and the length of his tie, aren’t even original, let alone amusing except to that corps of haters who giggle at any show of disrespect to the chief executive. Perhaps the only impact they will have is to engender among disaffected conservatives a certain sympathy for a president whose substantive policies have been a pleasant surprise.

The Supreme Court Already Said Trump Can Fire Mueller

The reasoning in Myers v. United States, decided by the Supreme Court in 1926, applies to the President’s ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he so chooses. Congressional attempts to “protect” Mueller from the President’s clear constitutional authority are intentional efforts to precipitate a constitutional crisis for the benefit of those who think impeaching President Trump will benefit them politically.

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Attacks Swamp Dwelling Indiana GOP Senate Primary Opponents

Meyer Distributing CEO and Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Braun yesterday unveiled a new advertising campaign titled “Swamp Brothers” that may remake how outsider candidates run against their establishment Republican primary opponents.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP money worries over Ryan’s exit aren’t just unfounded – they’re dumb

Perhaps the money will flow in this year, perhaps it won’t. The GOP will survive regardless – but will the conservative cause? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that as long as Republicans do what they’re supposed to do that good things will follow, including coffers full of campaign cash.

Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Clearly, with the U.S. fighting in six countries, Commander in Chief Trump does not want any new wars, or to widen any existing wars in the Middle East. But he is being pushed into becoming a war president to advance the agenda of foreign policy elites who, almost to a man, opposed his election. We have a reluctant president being pushed into a war he does not want to fight. This is a formula for a strategic disaster not unlike Vietnam or George W. Bush's war to strip Iraq of nonexistent WMD.

If Republicans Really Control The Senate…

If Republicans really control the Senate, then why are they making confirming Republican President Donald Trump’s department heads and subcabinet posts so difficult? A case in point is the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as administrator of NASA, whose nomination has languished since September 2017.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ryan’s exit equals big chance for conservatives to break GOP leaders

When Paul Ryan officially leaves Congress people will remember him as the humble Wisconsin boy who always put on a positive face and did his best in the House. Conservatives will remember all the things Ryan didn’t do – and the next speaker had better be prepared to make things right.

Why I Won't Read James Comey's Book

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I thought high-level government officials like Comey were not supposed to publish kiss-and-tell tomes like this what seems like minutes after leaving their position. It was contractually prohibited. Or was that just the CIA?  Whatever the case, it's more than unseemly. It's repugnant. The publication of this book is just one more indication, as if we needed one, that the FBI is a rancid, corrupt organization that should be disbanded.

Syria: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

In his televised address the president said what most Americans desperately want to hear: “No amount of American blood or treasure can produce lasting peace and security in the Middle East.” Finally, a president who understands the obvious in the Mideast. But President Trump needs to resist well-connected members of foreign policy establishment, including those who fill his administration, to make that a reality. Which means firmly, finally, and completely leaving Syria — including ISIS and chemical weapons — to others.

Ryan Endorses McCarthy For Speaker: We Remind The House GOP Just How Dumb And Incoherent McCarthy Is

Ryan, Scalise, Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry and the rest of the musical chairs boys in the House Republican “leadership” are hoping that their House colleagues and America’s grassroots conservative voters have forgotten why Kevin McCarthy did not get the nod for Speaker the last time the job was open, so we will remind them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Collateral political harm from Trump’s Syria strike impossible to measure

The days and weeks ahead will reveal the damage inflicted from Friday night’s strike in Syria. With military satellites, the on-the-ground destruction will be relatively easy to assess; far more uncertain is the fallout from Trump’s failing to keep his promises to stay out of the Middle East.

Is Trump Standing Down in Syria?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If investigators determine that Assad's forces used poison gas on civilians in Douma, Trump will have to decide whether to repeat the strike he made on Syria, a year ago, and, this time, risk war with Russia. He will have to decide by May 12 whether the U.S. walks away from the Iran nuclear deal. On May 15 comes the formal move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the 70th anniversary of the birth of Israel and of the Nakba, or "catastrophe," of the Palestinians, and the culmination of the Friday protests in Gaza that have turned so bloody. We and Mr. Trump are heading into interesting times.

Talk to Mueller? No, Trump Should Use His Bully Pulpit to Expose Mueller's Corruption

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Mueller’s only goal in this interview is to trick Trump into some innocuous inconsistency that he and his thugs can spin into perjury. But even if Trump doesn’t say anything incriminating, there is absolutely zero evidence to support the naive belief that these political hatchet men won’t just invent something. What about their behavior in this pseudo-legal abomination has provided you any evidence supporting the naïve notion that these people would hesitate to frame their quarry?