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Trump meets Putin and the fallout accomplishes the politically impossible - Helsinki unites GOP, Democrats

July 17, 2018  •  Fox News

"Shameful." "Disgraceful." "A bad day for the U.S." "The most serious mistake of his presidency." That was how senior Republicans characterized the joint press conference Monday by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki at the end of their summit.

The press conference appears to have accomplished the politically impossible. President Trump's stunning endorsement of Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election – contradicting the unanimous finding of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – not only shocked Republicans, it spurred many of them for the first time in Trump's presidency to join Democrats in criticizing him.

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Loyalty to Self

June 15, 2018  •  City Journal

The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General's long-awaited report found no explicit political agenda or motivation for former FBI director James Comey's "extraordinary" violations of FBI and DOJ rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Nor did the 568-page report challenge Comey's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email in handling secret information while serving as President Barack Obama's Secretary of State. "We found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations," concluded Michael Horowitz, the independent-minded inspector general, after reviewing 1.2 million documents and interviewing more than 100 witnesses.

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North Korea Summit: A Trump-Kim PR stunt or a major step toward denuclearization?

June 13, 2018  •  Fox News

The Singapore summit was quintessentially Trumpian – a made-for-TV spectacular, long on red-carpet pageantry and short on substance. It was also Trumpian in another sense: both President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made vague pledges they can easily ignore should follow-on talks falter.

President Trump expressed optimism Wednesday about the outcome of the talks, tweeting: "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!"

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Stay the Course Against ISIS

May 30, 2018  •  City Journal

It's tempting to see the Islamic State's retreat in Iraq and Syria as an American victory, but at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week, several terrorism experts issued a stark warning: don't gloat; stay the course.

Though badly damaged territorially, Islamic State has not been defeated, they maintained. They warned that it would be a major strategic blunder to declare victory prematurely and withdraw American forces from the fight. They agreed that ISIS is much diminished but observed that its "virtual caliphate" remains capable of carrying out lethal attacks and inspiring mayhem at home and abroad—and that the movement underlying it, militant Islamism, continues to grow.

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Comey & Plame, spinning away on Scooter Libby

May 10, 2018  •  New York Daily News

There are many ways to lie. The simplest is to assert something that is patently false. But a more insidious, effective way is to ignore facts that contradict one's narrative.

Consider the reaction of former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA employee Valerie Plame to President Trump's recent pardon of I. Lewis (aka Scooter) Libby. In 2007, Libby, who had been Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted of perjury and obstructing justice during the investigation of how Plame's identity had been leaked to the press four years earlier. In pardoning Libby, Trump declared he had been unjustly prosecuted.

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