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Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   What exactly were top officials in the FBI and DOJ doing during the election of 2016? The Page-Strzok text exchanges might offer a few answers. Or, as Lisa Page warned her paramour as early as February 2016, at the beginning of the campaign and well before the respective party …

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Criticisms of Comey and Mueller Aren’t ‘Character Assassination’

The Corner The one and only. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   In his efforts to refute Charles Cooke’s recent exposé of Jennifer Rubin, I was surprised to see David Frum, in passing, attack my Hoover colleague, legal scholar Peter Berkowitz (a “Sean Hannity–style character assassination of James Comey and Special Counsel Robert …

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Why Trump Should Consider a Post-Twitter Presidency

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   By now, the president’s record has transcended his social-media idiosyncrasies.   Almost every supposedly informed prediction about President Donald Trump’s compulsive Twitter addiction has so far proved wrong.   He did not tweet his way out of the Republican nomination. Spontaneous social-media messaging did not lose Trump the …

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Whatever doesn’t kill Trump only makes him stronger

Los Angeles Times Victor Davis Hanson   Former FBI Director James B. Comey attends a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing in Washington on June 8. (Brendan Smialowsk / AFP/Getty Images) Donald Trump presides as he campaigned. He is proving a Nietzschean figure in the sense that “what does not kill him …

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A Lying Quartet

By Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Rarely has an intelligence apparatus engaged in systematic lying—and chronic deceit about its lying—both during and even after its tenure. Yet the Obama Administration’s four top security and intelligence officials time and again engaged in untruth, as if peddling lies was part of their job descriptions. So far none …

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Beware of Narratives and Misinformation

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   Narratives surrounding the DNC hack & Antifa reveal media bias and government bureaucracy at their worst.   U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee e-mail accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen e-mails on WikiLeaks.   But that finding was reportedly …

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Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence

By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness In a perfect and disinterested world, when Washington, D.C. is deluged in scandal, a nonpartisan investigator or prosecutor should survey the contemporary rotten landscape. He would then distinguish the likely guilty from the probably falsely accused—regardless of the political consequences at stake. In the real cosmos of Washington, however, …

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Putin’s Playthings

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   Putin will do anything to advance Russia’s interests because his country is in terrible shape.   About a year ago, Donald Trump Jr. met with a mysterious Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Trump Jr. was purportedly eager to receive information that could damage Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.   …

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The Progressive Boomerang

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   Not only have progressives failed to take down the president, but they also haven’t offered an alternative agenda.   The progressive strategy of investigating President Donald Trump nonstop for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice or witness tampering so far has produced no substantial evidence of wrongdoing.   …

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