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Strzok Out, Ohr In

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is hilarious to see Hillary still whining about the alleged disadvantages she suffered in 2016, given that the entire Obama administration — from John Brennan at CIA to Sally Yates, Bruce Ohr, and Loretta Lynch, among others, at the Justice Department to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page at the FBI — had weaponized its most sensitive powers against her opponent. Yet she still couldn’t win. It can’t be repeated enough that one government did in fact collude with a U.S. campaign — ours, under an Obama administration that had stuck its Ohr in the water for Hillary.

There’s Nothing “Right” Or Conservative About Neo-Nazis

Just as they did in Nazi Germany, Neo-Nazis are fighting for the allegiance of working-class voters by blaming the loss of their upward mobility and quality of life on racial grievance, this only serves the interests of Leftwing politicians bent on dividing America along racial and ethnic lines.

Will The Fed Stomp On The Trump Economic Boom Right Before The Midterm Election?

An increase In the Fed interest rate could trigger a jump in unemployment claims and a drop in the stock market right before the election, quashing the efforts of the GOP to expand their majority in the Senate and hold or expand their majority in the House by campaigning on the booming economy.

In political season, Democrats wonder, 'Where's Obama?'

Byron York, Washington Examiner

For Democrats, Obama, who isn't running for anything, could be as close to a leader as an out-of-power party can have until the Democrats' next presidential nominee comes along. But he's just not taking the job. Obama could travel the country raising millions and millions of dollars for Democratic candidates. For that job, the only thing better than an ex-president is a sitting president, and Democrats don't have one of those now.

It’s Time For President Trump To Go Full Andrew Jackson On Overreaching Judges

Whether President Jackson defied the Supreme Court has been hotly debated ever since Worcester v. Georgia but the point is that unlike subsequent presidents and congresses, Jackson was prepared to challenge usurping federal judges and use all the power and discretion the Constitution grants the executive to pursue his policy goals.

New Poll: Conservatives Say Revoke Their Security Clearances

A new FedUp PAC poll shows that conservatives overwhelmingly agree that President Trump should revoke the security clearances of those involved in the unfolding scandal regarding the Obama administration’s spying on people in the Trump campaign.

On Iran, Trump must learn from Obama's 'Red Line' error

Editors, Washington Examiner

There is no sense in issuing threats that require the choice between ill-advised U.S. action or lost U.S. credibility. President Trump's hard-headed realism has thus far restricted the Iranian regime's nuclear ambitions, reduced its expansionist power, and deterred its aggression. The president should not abandon that course in favor of emotive rhetoric that risks unnecessary conflict.

Why Should Trump Pick A Fight With Putin Over The Failures Of Obama, Clapper, Strzok and Brennan?

Never in the annals of Washington DC’s history have three bureaucrats been so anxious to shout their failures from every rooftop. But that’s exactly what Strzok, Clapper, and especially Brennan have been doing by blasting Trump for not picking a fight with Putin over their failure to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election.

John Brennan, the Revolutionary Who Never Grew Up

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Imagine a former CIA director under a Democratic president calling for members of the executive branch to defy his lawful directives, blithely spreading grave charges against him without evidence, and calling on the “country” to “defeat” him. The media would treat that figure as a dangerous weirdo. But Brennan has done all of that and more, and it has only enhanced his appeal in the eyes of the media. Brennan has returned to the revolutionary ramparts of his youth, convinced more than ever that nothing is treasonous for a leftist.

Scandals Sanitized with Linguistic Trickery

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

If the IG report on the Clinton email scandal is any guide to these upcoming investigations, expect widespread abuse of the English language to warp reality. The media is using the antiseptic “informant” in place of the cruder but more accurate “spy” or “mole.” The off-putting but accurate “wiretapping” has become the more professional “surveillance.” The sanitized “improper” always sounds cleaner than the more accurate “illegal.” In sum, “2016” could make a logical sequel to “1984.”

The Media Insulate Obama From Scandal

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When the Justice Department inspector general released a report on the Hillary Clinton email scandal on June 14, it's not surprising that the network newscasts ignored any reference to Obama, who is certainly scolded in the report, including pages 66 to 69. As energetically as they create a persistent "crisis" for Donald Trump, they have put a protective bubble around their precious Obama. He can boast that he has no scandals because the "facts first" media have manufactured that false perception for 10 years.

‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For all the investigations and IG reports, for all the revelations of scandals and wrongdoing, there will probably in the end be little consequence, simply because to those who matter, such illegality is seen as nobility. Many at the highest echelons of the FBI and DOJ broke laws. But Trump broke a far higher and far more important unwritten law — one forbidding any presidential candidate and future president to be and act like Donald J. Trump.

Liberal Doctors Claim Gun Ownership Is A Disease

Yesterday, the American Medical Association passed a series of gun-related resolutions to fight what it claims is a public health crisis. And what exactly is the “public health crisis" the physicians want to fight? Apparently, it is gun ownership.

Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginning

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

I do not believe everything is done. We are not entering a Pollyanna world of being close friends with North Korea. I do believe, however, that – through a combination of toughness and boldness, aggressiveness and flexibility, and resolution and an amazingly fast grasping of tactical opportunities – President Trump may have begun the process of opening up North Korea and changing history. President Trump has already accomplished more with North Korea than Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined. And this is just the beginning.

The Bad Iranian Deal Was Always Going to Get Worse

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Where do we go from here? The cards are all still in U.S. hands. The Iran deal was born in deceit, sold through deception, and kept alive by willful blindness. The more we were told it could not be nullified, the more malodorous it became. Nothing since its death has proven it wise; everything has confirmed it really was, in the words of Trump, “a “disaster.”

Behind The Scenes Shifts In American Foreign Policy Led To Summit Success

President Trump said before the meeting, “It’s a process” and so far, the results of the Trump – Kim Summit have been encouraging enough to call the summit a success, however, it remains to be seen if the behind the scenes changes in U.S. policy outlined here will ultimately result in the desired goal of a nuclear-free North Korea.

How President Donald Trump Can Make the Most of the Summit

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow offers eight suggestions about how President Trump can make the most of the summit with North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, including ending the U.S. “hostile policy” toward North Korea in return for Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearize.

Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both our media and popular culture, as well as our cultural elite, value style far more than substance. Adroitly breaking the law is preferable to obeying it in uncivilized fashion. Boorishly bragging nonstop about 3 percent economic growth and below-4-percent unemployment is deemed far worse than contextualizing in professorial tones a stagnant economy that in eight years never achieved 3 percent annual growth. The façade of Camelot exempts empty lawlessness in a way that Queens-accented boosterism seems to nullify real achievement.

Crying Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy On North Korea Summit

Crying Chuck Schumer’s letter to President Trump is merely one more example of how desperate Democrats are to politicize and then torpedo anything Trump does. If the President really wanted to play the same game, he should announce that he was willing to give the North Koreans the same deal Obama gave the Iranians and watch the Democrats squirm.

To Make the Summit a Success, Don’t Mention Toxic Libya Model

After Libya denuclearized the U.S. and Europe showered Muammar Khadafy with flowers. But then a popular revolt broke out and the West used it to launch a campaign for regime change on the cheap. The onetime Libyan strongman died a particularly public and gruesome death and that's not how Kim Jong-un wants to end up.