Robert Mueller

Mueller’s Grand Jury: What It Means

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

In the higher interest of his capacity to function as president and our capacity to hold our political representatives accountable, President Trump and the American people should be told whether he is suspected of criminal wrongdoing and, if so, what wrongdoing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Bad Democrat advice plus no spine equals no wins for hapless GOP

Republican legislative victories certainly won’t happen if more Republican senators look to Democrats for answers to the most vexing political questions of today. Many intra-party high hurdles remain before the GOP actually gets something done – and Democrats won’t help, either.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When did it become cool to embrace the abnormal in American culture?

There’s no place for personal expression in government service and the people aren’t “bigots” or “intolerant” for wanting public servants to observe reasonable standards of dress and decorum. It’s common sense; and culture is culture in spite of the left’s best efforts to change it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If Bill Clinton had Twitter back in his day, what would he have said?

Maybe since “The Mooch” generated so much controversy the media and Trump’s critics will ease off jabbing about his Twitter habit. It’s a different day and age in America and Trump is a different kind of leader – and we don’t even need 140 characters or less to understand it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: George Washington’s warnings against faction are still prescient today

There is no obvious answer to the question of how to build a party, but the Democrats and Republicans are showing us clear notions on what not to do. Both parties are proving George Washington was correct – self-interested “factions” lead to unending bickering and ultimately to despotism.

Proliferating Scandals Make Mueller Investigation Ludicrous

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I have a suggestion. Don't fire Mueller. Cancel the investigation itself and replace it with a global investigation, one that brings together all aspects of the present political crisis, all these scandals, real or imagined. Indeed, let a hundred scandals bloom. I nominate John Kelly to oversee this. It's going to take a general.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Priebus’s exit the establishment is left on the outside looking in

Trump’s instincts are clearly in the direction of getting government out of people’s lives, lowering taxes and creating a better economy so people can get jobs and take care of themselves. If it means completely purging the GOP establishment to accomplish these ends, so be it.

Trump-Mueller Showdown Inevitable?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

From his history, Mueller is not a man to be intimidated by charges of bias. These will only steel his resolve to pursue with his subpoena power every document he wants, including tax returns, until he has satisfied himself. The president is unlikely to view this process with indulgence, and patience does not appear to rank high among his virtues.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can conservatives sustain the urgent fight against the ruling class?

On the one-year anniversary of Hillary’s Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia it’s clear the Washington establishment is still very much alive and unvanquished. Conservatives can either stand up and continue the fight or wave a white flag and surrender.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The establishment’s sad Obamacare failure will end in primary reckoning

People won’t have to search very hard to discover the real culprits in the Obamacare repeal debacle. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “Frailty, thy name is woman.” In 2017, it’s more like “Failure, incompetence, corruption and fecklessness, thy name is establishment.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ is socialism repackaged in naked populist form

Chuck Schumer’s right: American capitalism does need a reexamination. But the Democrats shouldn’t be surprised when the people demand more of it, not the warmed-over rebranded “Better Deal” they’re offering to move attention away from their latest ploy to foster socialism.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP holdouts should join Obamacare repeal play or be cut from the team

The Washington establishment is clearly on life support. One can only speculate the GOP “moderates” will soon understand that their best – and only – option is to play a little team sports, go along with the play that’s called and hope everyone does their job in the execution.

Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When Mueller refuses to follow the reasonable order of his elected superior to explain his outrageous conflicts of interest, Trump will be able to toss him and his band of hacks into the Schumer can. Yeah, the media will melt down, but normal Americans will shrug, and Trump will continue doing the job we elected him to do.

Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Support Wrong, Hurts Police

Asset forfeiture without conviction has been described by conservative constitutionalist giant Justice Clarence Thomas as “policing for profit" while calling into question its constitutionality.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Relentless media war on Trump has failed miserably to dent his resolve

Trump tells it like it is. The media may not see it that way, but with the outsider president, what you see is what you get. The rest is conjecture and innuendo. Trump spoke truth to power in Cleveland one year ago last Friday – and there’s no sign he intends to let up now.

Mueller and Trump Prepare for War with America the Loser

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

If Trump and his family are singled out for this when the Democrats have skated, this will be regarded by a vast proportion of the public as selective prosecution further exacerbating the situation. To take any of this seriously as a search for truth is absurd. It's more like a blood sport, the modern equivalent of  gladiatorial combat. Trump baiting. And Trump, as the bear, lashes out.

Trump Has Himself, Not Sessions, to Blame for the Limitless Mueller Investigation

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

President Donald Trump’s rant against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an interview with the New York Times, is a foolish bit of revisionist history. Sessions erred in the rashness and overbreadth of his recusal from the Russia investigation, but the president has himself to blame for the appointment of a special counsel.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare repeal is ‘Shawshank Redemption’ moment for GOP

Trump has done well in fulfilling the spirit of his candidacy and his supporters rest easy knowing he'll work tirelessly to Make America Great Again. Whether Congress allows him to get far in that quest is another matter. It’s now up to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

Mueller investigation expands to include Trump business dealings

Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner

Investigators with the FBI as well as others part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe are examining apartment purchases from Russians in Trump-owned buildings. They're also looking into the president's previous involvement in a SoHo hotel condominium development with Russian associates, the Miss Universe pageant, which took place in Moscow in 2013, and Trump's decision to sell a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, according to Bloomberg.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s GOP critics are only sabotaging their own chances for success

Republicans gain little or nothing by bailing on Trump. It didn’t work for Ted Cruz at the Cleveland convention last year and won’t have any better results today either. Conservatives are onboard with Trump’s agenda and it’s time everyone started pulling for the right side.