deep state

The Only Way to Save the FBI Is to Expose Everything

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

How could this happen in this democratic republic?  If a thorough and complete exposition is not done of every aspect of this episode wherever it ends up, if the air is not fully cleared and miscreants punished, half the country will never, repeat never, trust the FBI or the DOJ again. That would be a catastrophe for the nation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently the most important police agency not only in our country, but in the world. We're stuck with it, like it or not. Something must be done.

Why we should thank Andrew McCabe for his dishonorable service

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

McCabe has reminded us once again that there really is a powerful deep state, and that there has not been a full accounting of rampant FBI misconduct during the presidential campaign of 2016. There is also still too much we don’t know about the role top aides to then-President Barack Obama and higher-ups in the Justice Department played in spying on the Trump campaign and leaks of classified information for partisan purposes. In short, what is arguably the greatest scandal in the history of America remains mostly hidden from the public.

The Democrats’ Real Motivation For Opposing The Wall

We already know that the Obama administration abused the existing FISA protections and undertook surveillance of Sharyl Attkisson and many of President Trump’s political associates, and maybe even then-candidate Donald Trump as well. How long will it take before the Democrats’ surveillance regime moves beyond the border zone to encompass the entire country?

Spawn Of The Fake Steele Dossier

What research on the Steele dossier has slowly revealed is the scope and logistics of the information operation designed to sabotage an American election. Players include the press, political operatives from both parties, and law enforcement and intelligence officials.

Mining CSPAN for Democrat Impeachment Gold

To put the Democrats’ hypocrisy on what is and is not an impeachable offense in context, our friend Ben Weingarten compared comments made by Rep. Jerold Nadler following the release of the sentencing memorandum for the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, with what Nadler said during the Bill Clinton impeachment.

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.

The Democrats’ Delusions Drive The Trump Impeachment Narrative

Democrats have convinced themselves that Donald Trump’s election was fraud, not a revolution against the Leftwing establishment consensus in Washington. So, while the narrative has shifted from Russian collusion to real or imagined campaign finance violations, the underlying concept that Donald Trump was “fraudulently” elected President hasn’t shifted at all.

Mark Meadows For White House Chief Of Staff

The most important job President Trump’s next Chief of Staff has is not making the trains run on time – it is making the trains deliver on President Trump’s agenda to ensure his reelection. Priebus and Kelly both failed in that important part of the job, Mark Meadows is the only name that has surfaced who can deliver on it in the face of a hostile Nancy Pelosi-led Congress.

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.

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.

How Trump can beat the deep-state coup

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

The ongoing effort to undermine and remove a duly elected president is a rolling deep state coup d’etat (with an assist from the media), making it the most dangerous scandal in American history. Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are among Mr. Trump’s closest and most trusted advisers. They’ve just published an inside account of how these sinister forces are waging a multi-front war against the president, “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency.”

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.

Time For Trump To Stop Defending Obama Era Wrongdoing

Just because the presidency changed from President Obama to President Trump, that does not mean that career government employees change. We urge all CHQ readers and friends to visit Sharyl Attkisson’s GoFundMe page and make your most generous contribution to expose the Obama administration’s wrongdoing and to identify the Deep State operatives behind it.

What Happens If Rod Rosenstein Is Out At The Department Of Justice?

We agree with the President that there is a “lingering stench” at the Justice Department and FBI, however, it is unclear whether Rod Rosenstein will resign, be fired or stay in his position. The question is, is firing Rosenstein a set-up as Sean Hannity suggests, or something that needs to happen right away, as Judge Jeanne Piro and Laura Ingraham have urged.

Demonization of Nunes Is a Window Into Our Times

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The demonization of Nunes is a window into our times. We hunt for mythical Russian collusion while foreign collusion between Christopher Steele and his Russian sources is ignored. Progressives who claim an affinity for the middle classes demonize farmers as hicks. A supposedly noble press prints fakes news and traces down someone’s long-dead great-grandmother to suggest divided loyalties. The real question is not why today’s jaded media go to such lengths to slander Nunes, but why they are so afraid of him.

Democrats Hope for a Richard Nixon Repeat

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

what is afoot here is something America specializes in — regime change. Only the regime our establishment and media mean to change is the government of the United States. What is afoot is the overthrow of America's democratically elected head of state. The methodology is familiar. After a years-long assault on the White House and president by a special prosecutor's office, the House takes up impeachment, while a collaborationist press plays its traditional supporting role. Presidents are wounded, disabled or overthrown, and Pulitzers all around.

The New York Times Belatedly Discovers The Deep State

We hope the publication of the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times galvanizes the President to cull out those establishment Republican hacks, Democrats and Deep State operatives who have been slow walking his policies, but until he puts someone who shares his agenda in charge of White House Personnel that is unlikely to happen.

The Truth Will Set Us All Free

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The only way to clear up this messy saga is for Trump to immediately declassify all documents — without redactions — relating to the Mueller investigation, the FISA court warrants, the Clinton email investigation, and CIA and FBI involvement with the dossier and the use of informants. Second, there needs to be another special counsel to investigate wrongdoing on the part of senior officials in these now nearly discredited agencies.

What If Everybody Sucks at Everything?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The comfortable thing about conspiracy theories is that they allow us to graft logic onto chaos — they give us a feeling of security. In the words of the Joker in "The Dark Knight," "Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying." But what if there is no plan? What if everybody is just bad at everything? Our first instinct should usually be to attribute malign acts in government to incompetence rather than malice, because that's usually more accurate.

Who Hired Stefan Halper?

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is depressing how DC operates, but it is also very funny. The CIA has long been a magnet for gossipy, pseudo-scholarly hacks like Halper. The question Nixon once asked about the CIA remains relevant: “What the hell do those clowns do out there in Langley?” Under Obama, the answer was that they sat around a table with Brennan and Strzok and cooked up schemes to spy on Donald Trump.