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  • 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...
  • Cruz Is Right: the Corker Law Period for Congressional Review of the Iran Act Has Never Begun

    09/09/2015 2:30:16 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Senator Ted Cruz’s excellent Senate floor speech against President Obama’s catastrophic Iran deal, he urged Republican leadership – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) – to reject the claim that Congress must vote on the deal in the next few days. He is absolutely right. By the unambiguous terms of the Corker law, the period for congressional review of the Iran deal has never begun because Obama has failed to provide the entirety of it.
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda

    09/09/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 8 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 09/08/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...
  • Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One (sounds like Cruz)

    06/27/2015 5:06:57 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | June 26, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Did you notice that there was not an iota of speculation about how the four Progressive justices would vote? There was never a shadow of a doubt. In the plethora of opinions generated by these three cases, there is not a single one authored by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, or Sonia Sotomayor. There was no need. They are the Left’s voting bloc. There was a better chance that the sun would not rise this morning than that any of them would wander off the reservation.
  • MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Invites Conservative from NR To Proclaim Libya a 'Bipartisan Scandal'

    03/10/2015 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 10 2015 | Bryan Ballas |
    MSNBC is not known for its showcasing conservative voices. When conservatives are invited, they are ruthlessly grilled and struggle to get a word in edgewise. With this in mind, it was surprising to see Andrew McCarthy of National Review on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Even more surprising was his comments on Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Willie Geist got to the heart of the discussion by asking McCarthy what his stake was in Clinton email controversy, “Is this about security? Is it about accountability and transparency?” In response McCarthy affirmed, “I'm a national security guy. I’ve been worried about Benghazi...