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DOJ IG Report: What Did Obama Know And When Did He Know It?

We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that you want him to undertake an investigation to establish who at the Obama White House was involved in Operation Crossfire Hurricane and what Obama knew and when did he know it.

Assault on America, Day 344: Pelosi choked; the Schiff-show should’ve never been hatched

When the impeachment matter shifts from the House to the Senate there’s a different set of folks guiding the ship and the American public will hear entirely new arguments regarding the constitutional political process. Like an army that holds its artillery for the final stages of battle, Republicans are gearing up to return fire. And it should be spectacular.

Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

France, Britain and Germany, co-signers of the nuclear deal who have sought to maintain the agreement, now appear to believe the Iranians are violating the spirit if not the letter of the deal by testing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calls the allegation "a desperate falsehood." The Europeans are "bowing to US bullying," and covering up their own "miserable incompetence," he said. Two U.S. Defense Secretaries, Leon Panetta and James Mattis, called this weekend for U.S.-Iranian negotiations. And Trump's tweet on the prisoner exchange indicates a receptivity to the idea. For all involved, jaw-jaw would seem a better option than war-war.

Assault on America, Day 343: Would civility survive a post-impeachment Dem convention?

Democrats won’t get a majority if the impeachment effort reaches the senate, just as Republicans didn’t get one against Bill Clinton in 1999. Yet still they persist with the ruse. Some people never learn. Liberals should be careful about calling for something to be “burnt down,” since the ones feeling the heat might just be them very soon.

DOJ IG Report: Whitewashing The Intelligence Op Against Trump

What the IG report describes are the middle steps in the circular proof cycle created to justify the surveillance and investigation of the Trump campaign and set-up the Russian collusion narrative. But the report doesn’t examine the predicate steps that brought Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos into contact with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, so, since the IG failed to do so, we will connect all the dots in the circle.

Assault on America, Day 342: Pelosi and Biden rage bares Democrat fright over Trump economy

Whatever the reason, it’s surprising and sad that Democrats appear to be coming unglued at this critical time in our nation’s history. Impeachment was never meant to be taken casually, but Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and most other party members have passed the point of no return. What will set them off next?

Assault on America, Day 341: LGBTQ lynch mob lambasts Mayor Pete over Salvation Army

It's a sign of the times that President Donald Trump will likely be impeached (not convicted) and cultural icons like the Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A and the Hallmark Channel feel intense pressure to bend to the whims of the intolerant left. All good people can do is resist -- how’s that for restoring a positive connotation to the word?

Assault on America, Day 338: For Democrats, ‘diversity’ is the bug that’s eating them alive

Kamala Harris’s hasty withdrawal from the 2020 Democrat presidential race further exposed the party’s weakness vis-à-vis President Trump. The field’s lack of “diversity” is only one problem to overcome when competing against a strong opponent on his turf and trailing badly in the substance category. Democrats are in big trouble.

What Would Reagan Think of Trump?

Paul Kengor, The American Spectator

Trump’s challenge is producing a similar signature accomplishment (like Reagan's tax cuts), something even his most loyal supporters struggle to find. They, for instance, expected him to build a massive border wall, which hasn’t happened. The economy is good, and the amount of deregulation has been remarkable, but the regulatory state isn’t exactly a sexy campaign issue. Trump needs something big that Americans across the spectrum can applaud as unique, bold, and memorable. What would Ronald Reagan think of Donald Trump? He would be impressed by many of Trump's conservative policy accomplishments. He would be even more impressed if Trump, like him, manages to get reelected in a landslide.

Why Bother To Have Another Presidential Election?

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

Assault on America, Day 337: Trump makes NATO ‘go Dutch,’ allies whine. Americans cheer

“Going Dutch” with friends isn’t a bad thing when everyone’s in a good mood, there’s plenty to share and the bank account is full. These are good times in America. Trump’s made a lot of it possible. The American military isn’t for hire, but it’s also not going to be anyone’s sucker either. It’s time Trump’s enemies -- and friends -- realized it.

Saving Stephen Miller

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Protecting Miller is as vital to the future of the Republican Party as it is to oppose the Democrats’ efforts to impeach our president. My source assures me that, despite the vilification campaign against Miller, it’s unlikely he’ll be fired. The source also intimated that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is less favorable to Miller, but Trump is personally protecting his adviser from any fainthearts in his administration. Still, it would certainly help if rank-and-file conservatives would speak out in Miller’s defense. Too often in Republican history, liberals have been allowed to exercise a heckler’s veto over GOP personnel, and President Trump deserves praise for standing strong against this SPLC smear against Miller.

Assault on America, Day 336: Impeachment, Joe Biden, Pete, Ozzy, and the politics of weirdness

Joe Biden’s strange behavior won’t save him from the scrutiny he’s destined to receive if Democrats choose to put President Trump on trial over his routine conversation with the Ukrainian president. Voters aren’t about to cashier Trump over such trivial deviations from decorum. And the whole gesture threatens to wreck their presidential race, too.

The Inevitable Breakup of the American Left

Steve McCann, American Thinker

The Republican Party and conservatives must follow the example set by President Trump in order to permanently relegate the American Left to the ash heap of history.  Donald Trump uniquely can relate to and communicate with those in flyover country or the urban centers regardless of ethnicity, education or income.  He is able to do this because he is incapable of being anyone other than himself, and he truly has an affection for this nation and its people.   African Americans, Hispanics and blue-collar whites, who for so long have been either denigrated, mocked or patronized, instinctively know sincerity when they see it and are tired of being pawns in the quest for unfettered power and ego-gratification by the Left and the liberal elites.

Assault on America, Day 335: Blame the Dem House for Congress’s do-nothing inertia

There is a school of thought suggesting doing less equates to doing more, but it’s not true where the do-nothing U.S. Congress is concerned. The House Democrat majority has had many opportunities to work and pass bills that would eventually become laws, but they weren’t interested in compromise. What’s the result? Gridlock.

Assault on America, Day 334: Democrats should realize a bad candidate isn’t better than none

Unlike Obama, President Trump has shown that a bad decision isn’t superior to none at all. Trump knew if he simply trusted the American people to make their own choices and dissolved the shackles of government oversight, that folks would prosper. Could any of the 2020 Democrats deliver the same? No chance.

Are Thought Crimes Impeachable?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree that corruption is endemic in Ukraine, demanding constant vigilance as a condition for foreign aid. Moreover, the public did not learn about the bad optics of the Bidens in Ukraine from Trump-pressured Ukrainian leaks. Instead, Biden publicly bragged of his own clout in strong-arming the Ukrainians. Any benefit to Trump of showcasing Biden’s bad behavior came not from thinking about pressuring Ukraine, but from Biden’s own braggadocio. Joe Biden smeared his own reputation. Trump has been accused of thought crimes, not actual crimes. Trump can be indiscreet, even crude, in his speech. But alleged bad thoughts are not crimes — at least not outside George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.

Let’s Say A Thanksgiving Prayer For 2020

By electing Donald Trump, we, and our country, in effect survived the long harsh winter of the Obama years, but there’s no guarantee that we will succeed in our goal of governing America according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. To do that will require many more years of hard work.

Assault on America, Day 329: Does protesting climate change count as a Thanksgiving prayer?

It’s a product of our strange and upside-down world that disgruntled Ivy League students and dolts like Colin Kaepernick draw media coverage just by nature of their own special brand of deviancy. These fools pretend to “care” about others and the causes they champion when it’s really all about selfish desires and dearth of character. Sad.

Assault on America, Day 328: Impeachment bluff about to explode in Pelosi’s unfortunate hands

The Democrats’ phony impeachment pursuit goes way beyond the mere matter of castigating a president and removing him from office. The stakes are high for everyone in Democrat-land, especially Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Will she and her caucus really throw the impeachment switch? We’ll soon know the answer.