James Comey

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Plenty of good reasons why compromise is a dirty word in America today

Talk will continue on possible ways to fix the shattered American political system but in today’s highly divided culture and society, a workable solution doesn’t appear evident. If neither side seems willing to compromise, there are good reasons for it. Conservatives won’t get their hopes up.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s choice to pull out of Syria a Christmas gift to all Americans

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria will certainly draw more than its share of comment even at this calm (from a news standpoint) time of year. Christmas presents a chance to ponder the concept of peace on earth, goodwill towards men -- never more so than in 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Yes, SNL liberals, It’s a Wonderful Life with President Donald Trump

Life without Donald Trump as president wouldn’t be as clear cut wonderful as liberals would have you think. Saturday Night Live can do all the ridiculous skits in the world and it still doesn’t change the fact we’re living in a complex place and it requires capable people to lead. Trump fits the bill.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Weekly Standard demise a lesson for Trump on what NOT to do on wall

Few conservatives will miss Bill Kristol’s The Weekly Standard now that it’s gone. The defunct publication was a glaring example of how not to conduct a successful enterprise; by alienating those inclined to support them, the magazine guaranteed its own demise. Let’s hope the same fate doesn’t befall Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat oversteps on Trump impeachment will stir populist uprising

When government oversteps its bounds there’s invariably a popular uprising to combat it. Be it the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the modern-day Tea Party movement or this year’s anti-gas tax protests in Paris, the people don’t take it kindly when political elites dictate and condescend.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Shutdown the Democrats’ inane talk and just fund the wall, Republicans

If Republican ruling elites are truly terrified over Trump’s threat to shutdown the government, they must accept it’s their own inactions that brought on the confrontation. They can use the coming days to salvage a little dignity and give Americans a Christmas gift -- a big beautiful wall protecting them.

The Crime OF Being Trump

The prosecutorial harassment of Donald Trump, those related to Donald Trump or in Donald Trump’s “circle” is an outrageous perversion of justice. What's more, the opprobrium heaped on the Trump family by the establishment media and popular culture has also claimed entirely innocent victims, such as Josh Trump of Delaware.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare’s demise is the goose that laid the golden egg for GOP

With the downing of Obamacare last week Republicans now have a golden opportunity to make something worthwhile out of the last days of this lame duck session. With budget talks stalled over the border wall there’s something new to talk about and accomplish if they’ll only take advantage.

Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

If any private citizen tried Comey’s gambit with federal IRS auditors or FBI investigators, he would likely be indicted for perjury or obstruction. There has been no explanation from Comey about why, when, where, and how the FBI used an informant (or informants) in hopes of gaining damaging information for use against Trump. Comey’s sanctimoniousness and misdeeds pose lots of questions. Is Comey a mere hypocrite? Or in guilt does he project his sins onto others? Or does he, by design, pose as a moralist to help insulate himself from future legal jeopardy? Or all of the above?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of autopsies on the dead, Republicans could use new leaders

If you look close enough Republicans don’t need an “autopsy” or excessive soul-searching to indicate what party candidates should do ahead of the next election. A thorough reexamination of conservative principles and proposals would do the trick nicely…and while they’re at it, select new leaders too.

James and the Giant Impeachment

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

Comey’s sudden recall abilities—including how President Obama made a funny face at him when he told the former president he would brief Trump about the unproven Russian prostitution allegations in the Steele dossier—hopefully won’t be unnoticed by Congress. “It’s remarkable his ability to go back and now say these things,” Biggs told me. “It was difficult for him to remember things when he was questioned by Republicans, but easy for him to remember when questioned by Democrats.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump corners Chucky & Nancy on border wall, wins bout by knockout

President Trump’s orchestrated negotiation session with Democrat leaders the other day was a stroke of brilliance. Politically speaking, Trump can’t lose here: if he gets money for the wall it’s another campaign promise fulfilled. If he doesn’t, he can run against the stagnant DC swamp again in 2020.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberal Democrats to discover bigger isn’t necessarily better in 2020

Trump will need to work harder than ever to steal media attention away from the certain-to-be-fascinating Democrat presidential primary race in 2020. The crazy and eclectic cast of Democrats are destined to provide entertainment of the highest order. Will Americans tune in or tune out?

Comey, Careless and Corrupt

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

In Comey’s book, Flynn’s fibbing to the FBI about a non-criminal chat with a foreign counterpart is very, very grave. But Comey considers it no big deal that he lied and called a FISA warrant “verified” when it manifestly wasn’t — a FISA warrant that turned Carter Page’s life upside down. The government tried to entrap him, shadowed him for a year or so, and vacuumed up his every communication — all on the basis of an uncorroborated “dossier” from a political opponent! And Comey to this day casts it all as a noble mistake.His egotism is only eclipsed by his criminal carelessness and incompetence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Show off Sen. Jeff Flake gives bad name to rotten apples everywhere

It's unfortunate that one bad apple like Jeff Flake can spoil the whole bunch (in this case, President Trump’s judicial nominees). Even worse, there are tons of equally sour fruits in the nation’s capital, begging for a swamp draining mission of epic proportions. Is Trump up to the task?

Comey Pleads The Hillary Memory Loss Defense

It seems that James Comey and Hillary Clinton are infected with the same memory loss virus that affects so many of the elite university graduates who make up DC’s political class, leading one to conclude it is not memories, but ethics and integrity that they are missing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Do staff critiques and turnover indicate chaos in Trump’s West Wing?

The list of Donald Trump’s former staffers is growing by the day and his swampy establishment enemies swear the body count is a sign of instability and danger. But the sun will rise tomorrow and the administration forges on, another non-boring day in the life of the Trump presidency.

Comey and the FISA Warrant Hillary Bought

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Holder was famous for not letting anyone but flagged liberals work at the Justice Department. Years of such hiring creates the kind of groupthink that would allow for a cock-up of FISA-gate’s magnitude, where an American citizen was treated as a “probable” Russian agent whose every communication, both past and present, could be ransacked by FBI agents, all based on the word of a political opponent. Take away Comey’s sanctimony and he was just a crook with a badge.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump can avoid a ‘Day of Infamy’ on the economic front in 2020

President Trump could face a struggling economy in 2020, but there are ways to ensure things run smoothly when the moment arrives. Keeping interest rates low, encouraging clean natural gas production and repealing federal control of the legal drinking age might help the GOP.

The Mike Flynn Travesty Comes To An End

General Mike Flynn has been destroyed, not for lying to the FBI, but for telling the truth about the failures of Obama and Hillary Clinton. I have contributed to the Michael T. Flynn Legal Defense Fund, I hope you will too.