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  • FOXNEWS - Wife of demoted DOJ offical Bruce Ohr worked for FusionGPS

    12/11/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by IVAXMAN · 207 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/11/2017 | James Rosen
    : A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than has been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
  • Forget Collusion. Can Mueller Prove Russia Committed Cyberespionage? If not, what’s the point?

    12/11/2017 10:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The rationale for Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is that Russia conducted a cyberespionage attack — hacking — to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign, and that the Trump campaign may somehow have “colluded” in this offense. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t it about time we asked: Could Mueller prove that Russia did it? Forget Trump. What about Russia? We have paid too much attention to the so-called collusion component of the probe — speculation about Trump-campaign coordination in Russia’s perfidy. There appears to be no proof...
  • On Strzok, Let’s Wait for the Evidence

    12/07/2017 8:14:03 AM PST · by billorites · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The fact that an FBI agent involved in the Clinton emails investigation was reportedly a partisan Democrat is not in itself damning. I’m taking a “wait and see” attitude on FBI agent Peter Strzok, who is now enmeshed in a political storm involving both the Clinton and the Trump investigations. You know why? Well . . . it’s because I can’t stand the Clintons. What difference does that make? Well, because I didn’t like them any better in 2001. That was when I used to run the satellite U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York — the office based in White...
  • It Wasn’t Comey’s Decision to Exonerate Hillary – It Was Obama’s

    09/05/2017 7:28:50 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 40 replies
    Nat Review ^ | 9/4/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The thing to understand, what has always been the most important thing to understand, is that Jim Comey was out in front, but he was not calling the shots. On the right, the commentariat is in full-throttle outrage over the revelation that former FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in April 2016 – more than two months before he delivered the statement at his now famous July 5 press conference. The news appears in a letter written to new FBI Director Christopher Wray by two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Parsing Clapper (drilling down into the details)

    03/08/2017 6:36:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew McCarthy
    What he said was probably true, but what he didn’t say was more revealing. In Monday’s Morning Jolt, Jim Geraghty usefully outlined some intriguing statements made by former Obama national intelligence director James Clapper regarding the FISA surveillance controversy. Clapper’s remarks, in an interview by NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday, are being taken as a blanket denial of the allegations that the Obama administration used the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Trump-campaign figures, potentially including Trump himself. But what Clapper said is far from a wholesale rejection of the allegations. To be sure, General Clapper’s...
  • His testimony was inaccurate but not willfully false.(Sessions)

    03/02/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 Mar, 2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    In the overwrought, partisan allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury in his confirmation-hearing testimony, let’s cut to the chase: There is a good deal of political hay to be made because Sessions made a statement that was inaccurate — or at least incomplete — especially when mined out of its context....... Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the speaker knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally — not by accident, misunderstanding, or confusion — said something that was untrue, with a specific purpose to disobey or disregard the law. Therefore, when there is an allegation of perjury, the alleged...
  • Andrew McCarthy on why it’s absurd for Democrats to claim Jeff Sessions committed perjury

    03/03/2017 12:30:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not. Even. Close. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don't really think Sessions committed perjury. They know he didn't. They're lying When Democrat politicians decide they’re going to run with a narrative, it has nothing to do with whether the narrative is true. It only has to do with whether they can sell it. The average person doesn’t know the legal definition of perjury. The average person who shares news links on social media doesn’t know either. If you repeat it enough and you convince these people that something happened, you’ve got a shot at winning the perception game and it...
  • Andrew McCarthy explains exactly how Loretta Lynch is quashing the FBI’s Clinton Foundation probe

    11/02/2016 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverup First of all, get your mind clear on this one thought: What really matters is not the illegality of Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server, nor is it the classified information that was jeopardized because it passed through said server. That matters, but not as much as the thing that really matters. What really matters is the pay-for-play, bribery corruption of the Clinton Foundation. The e-mail server was set up to prevent Congress, the media and the public from learning what was really going on with the Clinton Foundation. The fact that the server was discovered, and that we now...
  • Rush Interviews Former Federal Prosecutor

    07/06/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome Andrew McCarthy, who has become a good friend. He's a former prosecutor in the US attorney's office, Southern District of Manhattan, who -- as you all know by now -- was the co-lead prosecutor who secured a conviction against the blind sheik, has become an expert in Islamic terrorism, Islamic supremacism, and Sharia law, and is also an expert constitutionalist. And we're glad to have you here, Andy. How are you? MCCARTHY: Rush, I'm doing great. How are you? RUSH: Good. Now, okay we got the second day here. You've had a day -- we've...
  • FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

    07/05/2016 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 161 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton...
  • Ex-Terrorism Prosecutor: Redacting 911 Calls Shows Obama Admin. 'Is Becoming Sharia-Adherent'

    06/22/2016 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    In commenting on why the Obama administration initially had decided to release redacted portions of the 911 telephone calls made by the radical Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at an Orlando night club, columnist, author, and former terrorism prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy said it was because the government “is becoming Sharia-adherent.” Sharia is the Islamic law that many Muslims (and governments) throughout the world follow, and it is based on the teachings in the Quran. On Monday’s Bretibart News Daily (SiriusXM), host Stephen K. Bannon asked McCarthy, “The attorney general went on NBC yesterday and she said she’s redacting...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Obama Administration ‘Becoming Sharia-Adherent’

    06/20/2016 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20,2016 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    He suggested: I think the Republican Congress has been derelict in that duty – but at the same time, I think it’s self-perpetuating in a way because I guess their ostensible reason for being derelict in their duty is that the President is popular. But perhaps the President is popular because they’re derelict in their duty.” McCarthy said the announcement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch that references to Islam and ISIS will be scrubbed from transcripts of jihadi Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during the Orlando attack was clear evidence that “the government is becoming sharia-adherent, and the Left is...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Massive Muslim Migration Guarantees Future Radicalization

    06/12/2016 10:13:00 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Prosecutor of jihadists Andrew McCarthy joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Channel 125 Patriot with host Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon following the Orlando terror attack. McCarthy told listeners that Islamic Sharia law goes beyond Islamic terror group ISIS, and the problem of “massive migration by an assimilation-resistant Sharia supremacist culture” will ensure radicalization for years to come.
  • Pay Attention! While Primaries Distract, Obama Shreds Constitutional Governance

    04/19/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 20 replies
    P J Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    As I explained in my 2014 book Faithless Execution, the president takes two legally untenable positions on illegal immigration: (a) That the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion empowers him to choose which laws he will enforce, and (b) That if he chooses not to enforce laws in an area, like immigration, where the courts say federal law preempts state law, then state enforcement of congressional law is preempted by this executive branch non-enforcement policy. Obama’s first position is perverse. A president’s chief constitutional duty is to see that the laws are faithfully executed. “Prosecutorial discretion” is just a resource-allocation doctrine specific...
  • Mitt Speech Was Worse Than Nothing

    03/04/2016 8:08:45 PM PST · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/16 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432339/mitt-speech-worse-not
    According to Romney in 2012: Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works and create jobs for the American people. He’s done it here in Nevada. He’s done it across the country. He understands that our economy is facing threats from abroad. He is one of the few people who stood up and said, “You know what? China has been cheating. They’ve taken jobs from Americans. They haven’t played fair. We have to have a president who will stand up to cheaters. We believe in free trade and free enterprise, but we don’t believe in...
  • Andrew C. McCarthy: Cruz, Natural Born Citizen

    01/07/2016 9:35:59 AM PST · by Isara · 227 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Senator Ted Cruz is wise to laugh off Donald Trump's intimation that his constitutional qualifications to serve as president may be debatable. The suggestion is sufficiently frivolous that even Trump, who is apt to utter most anything that pops into his head, stops short of claiming that Cruz is not a "natural born citizen," the Constitution's requirement. Trump is merely saying that because Cruz was born in Canada (of an American citizen mother and a Cuban father who had been a long-time legal resident of the United States), some political opponents might file lawsuits that could spur years of litigation...
  • ICYMI: McCarthy: Cruz Will Uphold Our Constitution, Protect Our Homeland (Endorsement)

    12/05/2015 10:43:46 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, columnist and national security expert Andrew C. McCarthy endorsed Ted Cruz for President, saying Cruz "understands that the most immediate enemy the United States confronts on the world stage is Islamic supremacism." McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, said only one candidate "can be depended on to face down Washington" and "[t]hat candidate is Senator Ted Cruz.""Reinvigorating American principles will require taming Washington. It calls for restoring the Constitution as a vital limit on government, not a relic…or an obstacle," McCarthy wrote in a recent...
  • The question we should be asking on Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Andrew McCarthy’s column on Syrian refugees and the broader topic of asylum is the read of the day. With his characteristic knowledge and incisiveness, the former prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh for the first World Trade Center bombing gets to the heart of the issue. Few excerpts will convey the importance of this work, which should be read in its whole. The American people are far ahead of their elites in seeing the problem, even though our media, like the French and other Euromeadia, generally ignores the problematic aspects of not just Islamic culture but of the scriptural religion itself....
  • Trump's Muslim-Registry Blunder

    11/21/2015 7:05:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A national-security investigation may "not [be] conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution." That clause, and others similar to it, are found throughout the Patriot Act and other provisions of federal law. They protect Americans from being subjected to surveillance based on nothing except their religious beliefs. There's an obvious reason for that at least, I thought it was obvious until Donald Trump reportedly embraced the idea of forcing Muslims to register in a database. I say "reportedly" because it is not clear to me, after hearing a recording of Trump's hectic...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right: The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization (Andrew McCarthy)

    11/07/2015 7:18:02 AM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    "The Muslim Brotherhood youth in Egypt reject any form of violence." So said Rachid Ghannouchi, who - you'll no doubt be stunned to hear - heads up the Muslim Brotherhood's Tunisian branch, Ennahda. Naturally, Ghannouchi gave his Egyptian confederates a clean bill of health while speaking as an invited guest of the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington. He is a master of the Brotherhood game, consulted by the State Department and a bipartisan Beltway clerisy ever on the hunt for that elusive "moderate Islamist." He is an Islamic supremacist who knows he can worm his way into Washington's heart...