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  • Petraeus Is Protected by a Politicized Justice Department

    04/23/2015 2:00:13 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    General Petraeus committed several serious felony violations of federal law. And not in a one-off lapse of judgment; this was a series of offenses committed over an extended period of time. Clearly, Petraeus believed he was a law unto himself. A notorious publicity seeker, he treated journals chronicling his highly classified activities as if they were his own property, to be maintained and exhibited as he saw fit — mainly, for use in burnishing his carefully cultivated image — rather than as federal law dictates. Even after he was caught, he continued to lie, obstruct justice, and put the government...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Obama Can’t Force His Iran Deal on the Country without Congress’s Consent

    03/14/2015 6:41:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/14/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Having the U.N. Security Council bless a deal wouldn’t make it binding under our Constitution. So, as we warned earlier this week, the international-law game it is. It is no secret that Barack Obama does not have much use for the United States Constitution. It is a governing plan for a free, self-determining people. Hence, it is littered with roadblocks against schemes to rule the people against their will. When it comes to our imperious president’s scheme to enable our enemy, Iran, to become a nuclear-weapons power — a scheme that falls somewhere between delusional and despicable, depending on your...
  • Don’t Blame Gowdy: He can’t seize Clinton servers, because Benghazi isn’t a criminal investigation.

    03/12/2015 6:48:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    There’s a lot of half-baked commentary out there urging the Benghazi select committee chaired by Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) to “seize” forthwith the servers through which former secretary of state Hillary Clinton carried out her private e-mail scheme. Regrettably, some of it comes from lawyers and self-styled “constitutional conservatives” who ought to know better. As Chairman Gowdy explained to Megyn Kelly in a Fox News interview on Monday night, however, his committee — a legislative committee — is powerless to obtain search warrants and coerce the physical surrender of evidence. Simply stated, the committee is not a prosecutor. Our...
  • Bengazi Committee & the Hillary Clinton Emails ... Cont’d

    03/09/2015 5:54:23 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/9/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A journalist informed me this morning that a source close to Congressman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) and the HouseÂ’s select committee on the Benghazi terrorist attack, which Mr. Gowdy chairs, has responded to points raised in my weekend column. In the column, I expressed surprise and disappointment that, while Chairman Gowdy by his own account learned about Secretary of State ClintonÂ’s use of private email over six months ago, the committee took no meaningful responsive action: It did not reveal that alarming information publicly, issue subpoenas for those emails, or issue preservation letters to the relevant telecommunication service providers to...
  • The Benghazi Committee's Belated Interest in Hillary's Hidden E-mails

    03/08/2015 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/7/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Chairman Trey Gowdy knew about Clinton’s secret server six months ago, and that too is a scandal. In assessing the Benghazi select committee headed up by Chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), there are two possibilities, and they are not mutually exclusive: (1) The committee is just a Potemkin probe erected by the Republican establishment to get restive conservatives to pipe down, and (2) the committee is incompetent. The panel, of course, was commissioned by the Republican-controlled House to investigate the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack in which al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and...
  • Why Did Obama Tolerate Hillary’s Use of Secret E-mail?

    03/10/2015 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/10/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Thanks to Clinton’s flouting of record-keeping laws, the substance of her communications with the president — on Benghazi, say — remains a mystery Politico is reporting that President Obama knowingly corresponded with then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton via the latter’s private e-mail address. That does not necessarily mean Obama knew Clinton was systematically flouting administration rules and federal record-keeping law. It does, however, mean he and administration officials had to know she was conducting official business over non-secure, non-government e-mail — even in communicating with the president of the United States; even though the White House claims Obama, as his...
  • Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Federal Embezzlement Law?

    03/04/2015 8:22:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 04, 2015
    Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Federal Embezzlement Law? by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY March 4, 2015 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s systematic evasion of federal recordkeeping requirements involved both the use of private email addresses and a server system installed in her Chappaqua manse. The servers, according to the Washington Free Beacon, may have been set up by shady longtime Clinton lackey Eric Hothem – under a false name (Eric Hoteham) slightly varied from his true name. It may also have been designed to give users the ability to erase emails without a trace. Shannen Coffin’s excellent column today points out...
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy

    02/15/2015 10:43:34 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    FEBRUARY 14, 2015 Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy His proposed resolution would upend the Constitution’s national-defense framework. By Andrew C. McCarthy On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate,...
  • Folks Do the Randomest Things

    02/11/2015 12:34:13 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/11/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I don’t understand why folks are giving President Obama and his spokes-minions such a hard time over his insistence that Ahmedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who just happened to be Muslim committing terrorism that had nothing to do with Islam, was just “randomly” picking out folks in Paris to kill when he randomly came upon a grocery that just happened to be Jewish and, coincidentally, to have Jews in it, whom he randomly killed. Sure, we know Coulibaly called a French TV station during the siege, said he was loyal to the Islamic State that has nothing to do with Islam,...
  • Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren’t Terrorists

    01/31/2015 9:58:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration’s nonstop lying usually does. No surprise then that I could be found railing about it on The Kelly File Thursday night. In that spirit, ten thoughts for the weekend: 1. Under federal law, there are only three requirements for a group to qualify as a “foreign terrorist organization”: It has to be (a) foreign, (b) engaged in “terrorist activity” (bombings, assassinations, etc., carried out to...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrates why Huma Abedin’s background mattered

    01/26/2015 5:58:33 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | March 27, 2013
    When folks like Andrew McCarthy articulated why our findings about then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close adviser Huma Abedin were important, his camp was smeared as being discriminatory. His argument had nothing to do with discrimination or Islamophobia. It had everything to do with Abedin’s familial ties compromising her judgment and allegiances to the U.S. Constitution. Here we have an example that demonstrates this reality further and it comes via Kenneth Timmerman, who has picked up on the fact that the new Secretary of State – John Kerry – has a son-in-law with family still living in Iran. This...
  • What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam — and Most People Still Don't

    01/24/2015 10:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Footballs are deflating, the president is detached from reality, the Saudi king is deceased, and the sharia state next door, Yemen, is descending into bloody chaos. With mere anarchy loosed upon the world, it would be easy to miss the fact that, in England this week, Bobby Jindal gave as important and compelling a speech as has been delivered in years about America — our leadership role on the world stage, our preservation as a beacon of liberty. In the birthplace of the Magna Carta, it has nonetheless become legally risky to speak with candor (even when quoting Churchill)....
  • I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam.

    01/13/2015 4:52:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Andrew C McCarthy
    .....I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last Sunday to march in favor of free speech and against Islamic-supremacist terror.... ...it is better to know where policymakers really stand... The show of international solidarity in the immediate aftermath of last week’s jihadist atrocities was very moving. But let’s not kid ourselves: It was rife with hypocrisy.... Prior to last week, these preening progressives could reliably be...
  • McCarthy: Cruz/Lee Were Right to Oppose Obama Lawlessness

    12/21/2014 12:44:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Utah Policy Blog ^ | December 21, 2014 | Golden Webb
    National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy vigorously defends the efforts of Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to draw attention to the unconstitutionality of Obama's amnesty plan. Writes McCarthy: "As long as we’re talking about epic insults to our intelligence, special recognition should go to the GOP establishment claim that, by forcing elected legislators to take an accountable vote, Cruz and Lee enabled Democrats to secure confirmation of objectionable Obama nominees. The story goes like this: By orchestrating a “point of order” vote to question the constitutionality of Obama’s decree, Cruz and Lee broke what Fox News gentlycalled an “informal agreement”...
  • What’s Really Going on with Holder’s Civil-Rights Crusade against Police Departments

    12/06/2014 6:21:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 6, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Federal investigations of the Garner and Brown cases are just a pretext. Civil-rights investigations in Ferguson and Staten Island? No, what denizens of St. Louis and New York City ought to be worried about right now is . . . the crime wave overtaking Seattle. If you don’t understand why, then you probably thought Obamacare was about covering the uninsured. Like its health-care “reform” campaign, the Obama Left’s civil-rights crusade is about control — central control of state law enforcement by Washington. The deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York are each tragic in their...
  • What’s Really Going on with Holder’s Civil-Rights Crusade against Police Departments

    12/08/2014 12:21:00 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    AIM ^ | December 8, 2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Civil-rights investigations in Ferguson and Staten Island? No, what denizens of St. Louis and New York City ought to be worried about right now is . . . the crime wave overtaking Seattle. If you don’t understand why, then you probably thought Obamacare was about covering the uninsured. Like its health-care “reform” campaign, the Obama Left’s civil-rights crusade is about control – central control of state law enforcement by Washington.
  • Alinsky Does Amnesty

    11/22/2014 10:54:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Alinsky Does Amnesty The only limit on the president’s power that he recognizes is political expediency. By Andrew C. McCarthy That assertion is not an epithet — well, not primarily. True, I would not describe someone I admired as an “Alinskyite.” Saul Alinsky was a loathsome figure — a radical statist who whose toxic brew of thoroughgoing deceit and brass-knuckles extortion (“direct action”) has become a part of mainstream politics. But in tying the president to the seminal community organizer whose theories and tactics so influenced him, my purpose is more to decode than to insult him....
  • No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama’s Lawless Amnesty

    11/20/2014 6:03:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    NOVEMBER 20, 2014 No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Obama’s planned action perverts the meaning of the legal doctrine. By Andrew C. McCarthy Can the president make fraud and theft legal? How about assault? Cocaine use? Perjury? You’d have to conclude he can — and that we have supplanted the Constitution with a monarchy — if you buy President Obama’s warped notion of prosecutorial discretion. Tonight, Mr. Obama will unveil his executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. According to news accounts, the criminal-law doctrine of prosecutorial discretion is the foundation of the president’s legal...
  • The Point of Impeachment: Tolerating Obama’s lawlessness invites a dictatorial presidency.

    11/15/2014 10:27:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    n writing Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, I had a purpose: Explain that the capacity of Congress to oust a lawless president is central to the Framers’ design of our governing system. Because executive power is awesome, and intended to be that way, certain abuses of it can be discouraged only by the credible threat that Congress will remove the president from power — or, if discouragement fails, can be remediated only by the president’s actual removal. That is why Madison believed that the inclusion of impeachment in Congress’s arsenal was “indispensible” to preserving the Constitution’s...
  • Amnesty and Impeachment

    11/08/2014 6:53:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Absent the credible threat of impeachment, Obama will pardon millions of illegal aliens. There is high anxiety over President Obama’s impending unilateral amnesty order for millions of illegal aliens. How many millions? The estimates vary. On the low end, 3 to 8 million, assuming some correlation to the potential beneficiaries of the president’s already existing amnesty decrees (including DACA or Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals). On the high end, as many as 9 to 34 million, factoring in likely categorical expansions of amnesty and their ramifications over the next several years. The nation overwhelmingly objects to Obama’s immigration lawlessness, but...
  • Obama Officials Bloviate About Settled ‘Science,’ DoD Scientists Fear Air Transmission of Ebola

    10/29/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Ordered Liberty Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Pretending to be guided by “science” rather than practicing politics in service of their post-American agenda, Obama administration officials persevere in the irresponsible suggestion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air – i.e., that it requires physical contact with an infected person that results in exposure to bodily fluids. It should go without saying that because viruses mutate, responsible scientists would never claim that the “science” about them is “settled.” But quite apart from the dynamic circumstances, government scientists are obviously concerned about air transmission in the here and now, even as the spin-meisters claim it cannot happen. Aaron...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Let Us Tell You What We’re Not Going To Do About Presidential Lawlessness

    10/14/2014 12:15:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why is he always telling them what he’s not going to do? This has become a constant refrain among President Obama’s Republican and conservative critics. And it is an excellent question. Why does the president tell jihadists from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda that the American campaign against them will be strictly limited to aerial bombing (sporadic, at that) and absolutely, positively will not involve the introduction of U.S. ground forces? The theory behind the question is bulletproof: the only way you can hope to keep bad actors in check, to discourage them from acting roguishly in pursuit of their...
  • Disclosures Pried From Government Strongly Suggest Terrorist Awlaki Was an Informant

    10/03/2014 9:30:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-2-14 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    New evidence pried from the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proves the point I have posited here at Ordered Liberty: The federal government willfully intervened on behalf of al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki on October 10, 2002, undoing his arrest on felony fraud charges when he was detained at JFK International Airport in New York, and allowing him to walk away with a Saudi handler. As I argued over two years ago, the government’s story to the contrary – viz., that it was moved by sheer coincidence on the eve of Awlaki’s arrival to pull the plug...
  • The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist

    09/27/2014 1:56:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We’re being had. Again. For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name. Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual...
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia [Mohammed Pedophile & MassMurderer: Ordered 700 Beheadings!]

    09/20/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia Between beheadings, they’ll help train the “moderate” Syrian rebels. By Andrew C. McCarthy Andrew C. McCarthy The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel...
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia

    09/20/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-20-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets....
  • It’s Not a Misnomer: The Islamic State has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

    09/12/2014 7:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    When you are dealing with an administration whose officials look you in the eye and tell you the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization, it’s tempting to laugh off the idiocy spouted by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry about how the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. We should resist the temptation, though, because there is a dangerous purpose behind the laughable assertion. Obviously, Bing West and Daniel Pipes are correct that the terrorist group is entirely Islamic. As I’ve been arguing here more times and for more years than I care to...
  • The Islamic State Is Nothing New

    09/03/2014 3:58:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/3/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheading of yet another Western journalist, Steven Sotloff, has ignited another round of commentary suggesting that the Islamic State is the worst terrorist network ever. There is value in this: The current jihadist threat to the United States and the West is more dire than the threat that existed just prior to the 9/11 attacks, so anything that increases pressure for a sea change in our Islamic-supremacist-enabling government’s policies helps. Nevertheless, the perception that the Islamic State is something new and different and aberrational compared with the Islamic-supremacist threat we’ve been living with for three decades is wrong, perhaps...
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler: The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race.

    08/23/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Eric Holder, Racial Profiler The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race. By Andrew C. McCarthy Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it...
  • Obama’s America Is September 10th America (by Andrew C. McCarthy)

    08/23/2014 9:15:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Our barbaric jihadist enemies – the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had “decimated” and put on “the path to defeat” – are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades – stronger than ever. They have seized a country-size swath of territory (and growing). They have just beheaded an American journalist – which is the sort of thing they do as a matter of routine but has obviously, and finally, gotten our attention. Not to worry, though: The Obama Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation. I’m sure ISIS is quaking. The...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 11:06:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • Carter and Robinson: The Hamas Jihad’s Useful Idiots

    08/07/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 7,2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson have jointly penned a characteristically appalling op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine assigning primary blame to Israel for the war in the Middle East. The key to ending the violence, they contend, is for the United States and the European Union to recognize the Hamas terrorist organization as a legitimate “political force.” Equally laughable is Carter and Robinson’s contention that, by its agreement to the unity government, Hamas should be vicariously understood as assenting to the “technocratic” government’s agreement to the three Quartet conditions: “nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements.” In reality, as...
  • How Not to Indict a Terrorist

    07/05/2014 8:56:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Saturday, July 5, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    What happens when the president who has politicized law-enforcement to a degree unprecedented in American history meets a terrorist responsible for killing Americans he has recklessly failed to protect, decimating his pretensions about “decimating” al-Qaeda? What happens is: You get the most politicized terrorism indictment ever produced by the Justice Department. Behold United States v. Khatallah, Case No. 14 Crim. 141, quietly unsealed in a Washington courtroom last Saturday while the country dozed off into summer-vacation mode. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, of course, is the only suspect apprehended in connection with the Benghazi massacre, a terrorist attack on a still-mysterious U.S....
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight

    07/02/2014 5:57:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; you’re also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped we’d always have good, honorable police, but they didn’t make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight: Why the Obama Lawsuit is an Awful Idea

    06/28/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; you’re also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped we’d always have good, honorable police, but they didn’t make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • Andy McCarthy's Faithless Execution

    06/17/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    My good friend Andy McCarthy has another book out, "Faithless Execution," which couldn't be timelier in view of the deplorable state of current events in America. Though I have been a consistent critic of President Barack Obama's -- decrying his lawlessness and his disastrous and destructive policies -- I have always replied in the negative when people have asked me whether Republicans should pursue impeachment against him. My response has never been based on any doubt that Obama has committed impeachable offenses. Rather, it has been my painful awareness that impeachment is more a political matter than it is a...
  • Former Top Prosecutor: Here’s How to Impeach Obama [VIDEO]

    06/13/2014 12:13:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 13 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The movement to impeach Obama is exploding. Thousands of citizens are demanding Obama’s removal from office, citing his many failures, high crimes, and misdemeanors. We the People have mountains of evidence at our disposal to assist with this impeachment, from Benghazi to the release of five dangerous terrorists. After all, Obama is perhaps the worst president we have ever seen! However, many claim that impeachment is impossible and that we should accept that Obama is president. But, former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has a new book that makes the opposing case. Via TheBlaze: In an interview with Stu Burguiere, a guest...
  • Obama Knows He Can Ignore Scandal with Impunity (Un-impeachable)

    06/01/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Obama’s record of lawlessness is prodigious. There is the assumption of a power to rule by presidential decree — unilaterally amending ObamaCare provisions, immigration statutes, and other enactments in flagrant disregard of Congress’s constitutional power to write the laws. There is rampant fraud on the American people — think: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period,” just for a start. In the Benghazi massacre, we see the arc of administration malfeasance: In the absence of congressional authorization, the president instigated an unprovoked and ultimately disastrous war in Libya, empowering virulently anti-American...
  • Exposure of CIA Station Chief Spotlights Administration’s Immaturity

    05/27/2014 3:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Anybody can make a mistake, and that certainly appears to be what led to the Obama White House’s exposure of the top CIA official in Afghanistan this weekend. Unfortunately, as Roger Kimball details , this is not an isolated incident. In year six of the Obama administration, it speaks volumes about not just incompetence but immaturity and the skewed priorities that come with it. Exactly because anyone can make a mistake, large organizations — presidential administrations included — build layers of vetting into the disclosure of information to the public. In this instance, because the commander-in-chief made a surprise visit...
  • IRS: The Internal Repression Service

    05/17/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Through months of Obama administration stonewalling, the redoubtable Judicial Watch perseveres in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, finally uncovering bombshell documents that have eluded several congressional investigations. For the second time in a matter of days, we find that standing oversight committees with competing subject-matter jurisdictions and limited attention spans are incapable of the grand-jury-style probe needed to get to the bottom of administration lawlessness. For that, in the absence of a scrupulous special prosecutor reasonably independent from the Obama Justice Department (not gonna happen), it becomes clear that a select committee will be necessary. Just two weeks ago,...
  • Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. Blocked Terrorist Designation for Boko Haram

    05/08/2014 3:49:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | May 8, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We must stand up to terrorism,” bleated Hillary Clinton a few days ago in a tweet expressing outrage against BokoHaram, the jihadist organization that has abducted hundreds of young girls in Nigeria. Yet, when she was actually in a position to stand up to Boko Haram’s terrorism as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton instead protected the group.At the Daily Beast, Josh Rogin reports: The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the...
  • Advice for Benghazi Select Committee: Don’t Draft McCarthy

    05/05/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy - Commentary
    May 5, 2014 11:51 AM Advice for Benghazi Select Committee: Don't Draft McCarthyBy Andrew C. McCarthy The Benghazi Massacre — specifically, the commander-in-chief’s derelictions of duty and his administration’s fraudulent depiction of the terrorist attack in the 2012 campaign stretch — was the subject of my weekend column, as well as a column late last week after newly revealed e-mails corroborated what several of us have been arguing ever since four Americans were killed in the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack: “Blame the Video” was an Obama administration-crafted lie. It now looks like House speaker John Boehner will finally do...
  • Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi [it was Hillary]

    05/01/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The e-mail revelations and the Obama administration’s lies Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later. We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But...
  • Obama Subverts the Law in the Name of Clemency

    04/26/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 26, 2014 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    So now it’s the pardon power. To this point, in making a mockery of his core constitutional duty to execute the laws faithfully, the broad law-enforcement discretion the Constitution vests in the executive branch has been President Obama’s preferred sleight of hand. In reality, “prosecutorial discretion” is merely a resource-allocation doctrine peculiar to criminal law: a recognition of the obvious fact that enforcement resources are finite; that it is neither possible nor desirable that every penal infraction be prosecuted; and therefore that priorities must be established about which cases should be pursued, which left to state law-enforcement to handle, and...
  • Debt-Ceiling Surrender: Republicans use Senate rules to play a con game on the folks back home.

    02/22/2014 10:44:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘It’s a sad day in the history of the Senate,” Mitch McConnell bitterly announced. The minority leader wanted Americans to know, or at least to believe, that Republicans were outraged by what he called the Democratic majority’s “power grab” — detonation of the so-called nuclear option, exploding the minority’s ability to block presidential nominees. In truth, the GOP had not done much of anything to oppose Obama picks. Eric Holder, to take just one example, was confirmed by a whopping 75–21 margin — with 19 Republican yeas — despite the Mark Rich scandal, the FALN terrorist pardons, and a history...
  • Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by...

    02/12/2014 10:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by Diana West Stumbling into a barroom brawl was the last thing I’d intended. Lined up on one side: sculptors of a hagiography that is now conventional wisdom crow about a noble conquest over totalitarian dictators. The other side bellows: “Nonsense! In defeating one monster, your heroes merely helped create another, sullying us with their atrocities and burdening us for decades with a global security nightmare.” The first side spews that its critics are deranged, defamatory conspiracy-mongers. The critics fire back that these “court historians”...
  • National Security Heavyweights Allege Muslim Brotherhood Ties to GOP

    02/12/2014 10:40:44 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 13, 2014 | Matthew Boyle and Jonathan Strong
    A heavyweight lineup of former national security officials banded together late Tuesday to accuse Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist and high-ranking GOP political operative Suhail Khan of connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The officials authored a 45-page dossier on the issue to Cleta Mitchell, the top lawyer for the American Conservatives’ Union who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney. The signatories include numerous powerful and respected former officials, including former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt....