Robert Mueller

Assault on America, Day 106: Easter, American politics and the hope of resurrection & recovery

Easter reminds us of the power of redemption and second comings, particularly relevant this year with the tragic near-destruction of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. American politics could see some surprising comebacks of its own next year, in Alabama and in nationwide House races. Stay tuned.

Assault on America, Day 105: GOP establishment remains Trump’s most visible 2020 opponent

Instead of joining President Trump in his relentless drive to steer American government back towards its constitutional limits, the Republican establishment is taking the opposite approach. It just goes to show, it’ll take much longer than four years to change the rotten culture in Washington.

Assault on America, Day 104: Both R’s and D’s can’t get their arms around the media’s lies

Democrats and Republicans will never view the media the same way, though at times both parties have beefs with how reporters handle issues. All politicians wish the media would pass along facts without embellishment, but fiscally speaking, it’s an ugly picture any way you look at it.

Judge Should Dismiss All Charges Against Roger Stone Now

Mr. Stone’s lawyers are calling on the federal judge to dismiss all charges against him stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Mr. Stone’s alleged “crimes” were all process crimes that arose out of the illict Mueller investigation. He has never been charged with participating in any crime the Special Counsel was investigating.

Assault on America, Day 103: Shortage of DC true believers threatens Trump’s MAGA mission

It could be said Washington DC’s biggest problem is its shortage of true believers, accountable people who devote themselves to the political leadership’s mission and willingly endure hardships and establishment ridicule to get things done. With Trump, the half-committed need not apply.

Assault on America, Day 100: Obama’s ‘Circular firing squad’ comparison taints 2020 Democrats

Primary campaigns are always contentious, especially in times of flux. Democrats aren’t going through anything now that Republicans didn’t experience just a few years ago. If Obama -- or anyone else -- thinks next year should turn into an intra-party love fest… he’s in for a rude awakening.

Assault on America, Day 99: Does anyone think Oprah or LeBron deserve slavery reparations?

It isn’t often we foresee the negative consequences of a government policy as clearly as we do with slavery reparations. The individuals who suffered under the “peculiar institution” -- and those who inflicted the pain -- are long since beyond reach. No “compensation” today would make anyone whole.

Assault on America, Day 98: Generic Democrats and Pelosi’s minions can’t stop Trump train

Pundits’ analysis and poll results shed little useful light on the 2020 presidential race over a year and a half before America chooses its next president. Donald Trump will be there, paired against a Democrat with his or her own apple cart full of problems. Nothing is “generic” in politics today.

Assault on America, Day 97: Beto’s talent for B.S. suggests he’ll thrive in 2020 Dem primaries

Politicians bend facts to bolster claims of knowing more than competitors and opponents, hence providing a basis for choosing them over the others. Beto O’Rourke’s proving especially adept at spinning tall tales, which indicates he should do very well in next year’s Democrat primaries.

Assault on America, Day 96: Which side of the border crisis are Democrats and the media on?

We can’t depend on the media to report on the true situation at the border and the impossible negotiating position Congress forced on President Trump. Closing the border is the last and most drastic step to finally move Trump’s opponents off their rocks. Will they ever do it?

With Mueller hopes gone, so goes progressive unity

Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

There will be infighting over the collective embarrassment of the Russian collusion hoax. A few shamed progressive politicians and reporters will grow quiet and acknowledge their overreach. But many will double down and weirdly insist that there really was Russian collusion and that the Steele dossier was true. Most will remain unashamed and simply move on to the next supposed Trump scandal. Progressives in unison boarded the Mueller express to nowhere. As they now jump off the train wreck, the fighting won’t be pretty.

Former Trump lawyer talks candidly on Mueller, Manafort, etc.

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Veteran attorney John Dowd was President Trump's lawyer for a critical period of the Trump-Russia investigation, from June 2017 until March 2018. In a new podcast, Dowd offered an unusually frank inside look at what was going on between the president and the prosecutor. Dowd's insights show a relationship between Trump and the special counsel that was quite different from what appeared in many media accounts. In the end, Dowd said, Mueller "acknowledged that all the witnesses told the truth, all the documents were there, there was nothing missing, no documents destroyed."

Assault on America, Day 93: Will Trump wrestle healthcare momentum away from Dems in 2020?

By urging the senate to revisit the possibility of repealing and replacing Obamacare, President Trump made a political move to assure the public he hasn’t forgotten about the issue ahead of next year’s election. Ruling class Republicans and Democrats take note -- Trump means what he says.

Assault on America, Day 92: Why Conservatives cower in shadows at today’s liberal colleges

One can only hope free speech conditions improve for young conservatives on college campuses, and President Trump will do everything in his power to make sure of it. In America, no one should fear for their reputation or safety simply by identifying themselves. What is this, North Korea?

Assault on America, Day 91: Joe Biden just the latest creep calling the Democrat Party home

Chances are Joe Biden’s inappropriate conduct won’t derail his chances in the Democrat primaries, but there’s no doubt he’d emerge as damaged goods heading into the 2020 general election. A #MeToo driven party like the Democrats would be better served by staying (far) away.

Assault on America, Day 90: Trump campaign preview reveals no let-up to Make America Great

President Trump’s “preview” speech last week provided a number of solid hints about the certain-to-be contentious campaign to come. Trump looks as prepared as ever to do battle with his opponents. If anything, Trump is fresher and more combative than four years ago. Get there early!

Assault on America, Day 89: Show votes & shams prove Congress is an April Fool’s joke

Unfortunately, much of what is moving in Congress -- or not moving -- isn’t an April Fools prank. Insatiable Democrats and feckless Republican leaders are dead serious about their daily missions, which most of the time isn’t good news for us. It’s time Americans woke up.

Can the Mueller Report Cure the Media of TDS?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The completion of the Mueller investigation means it’s time to address the tragedy of TDS, to get help for the many journalists, editors, and talking heads who suffer from this debilitating affliction. It has vitiated their judgment and professional reputations, and this has undermined the public’s confidence in the veracity of the media in general. This is not healthy for the republic. Press freedom won’t work if the public believes the media is not telling them the truth. The media must regain the public’s trust by honestly reporting the news, even about President Donald J. Trump.

Release the Mueller report now

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Mueller report should have been prepared from the very beginning with public release in mind, and then made public the moment its completion was announced. Today the Mueller report sits at the Justice Department, where it will apparently be worked on for weeks before it will be released. And there is no guarantee that it will be released at all. Perhaps Barr will write a more extensive summary of the report and release that. The only thing that is certain is that the public is not being well served by keeping the report under wraps.

Assault on America, Day 86: Mueller witch hunt showed nothing on media we didn’t already know

The media can’t be counted on to report the truth, a fact discerning Americans realized long ago. The Mueller/Russian collusion fiasco was just the latest in an unbroken string of media excesses and oversteps. It’s up to the well-informed to educate the ignorant. Will we do it?