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Turley Takes Down Media Trying to Spin ‘Damning’ IG Report

December 10th, 2019 11:57 AM
In a column for The Hill published Monday afternoon, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley took direct aim at the liberal media for mischaracterizing the findings of the Justice Department Inspector General report about the origins of the Russia investigation and spinning the findings to attack President Trump.

CNN Buries Its Own Breaking FISA Scoop, Fox Reports It More Often!

November 22nd, 2019 9:19 PM

Fox News media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn offered a puzzling story about CNN burying its own scoop on Thursday. It was headlined "CNN downplays its own FISA bombshell report, receives minimal on-air coverage." Meanwhile, the CNN scoop was discussed on multiple Fox News shows in prime time on Thursday night. 

The Bell Is About to Toll

October 31st, 2019 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON — It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you're a career civil libertarian. For years, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United States.

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MSNBC Panel Frets Over Investigation Into Origin of Russia Probe

October 22nd, 2019 2:52 PM

It is a common refrain on MSNBC in the age of Trump that nobody is above law and to raise questions about investigations into high ranking officials is damaging to our institutions, unless of course that investigations is looking into alleged misconduct during the Obama years, then it is the investigation that is the threat to institutions. Such, was the argument that Andrea Mitchell made on…

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‘Speeding to Put Out a Fire’; MSNBCers Defend Comey Breaking Policy

August 29th, 2019 8:38 PM

The stench of the Swamp was on full blast in the A-block of Thursday’s Hardball, thanks to MSNBC host Chris Matthews and assorted guests defending former FBI Director James Comey in the light of a scathing report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General that said he violated DOJ policy. But for these MSNBCers, it was justified because of their hatred for President Donald Trump and that…

Robert Mueller’s Upside-Down Justice

June 4th, 2019 2:24 PM
It's a familiar quote from Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, but with special contemporary relevance in light of a statement last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “‘If the law supposes that,’ said Mr. Bumble... ‘the law is a ass — a idiot.’” But it isn't so much that the law is fractured, rather it is practitioners who sometimes…
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CNN's Toobin Accuses Barr of Sending a 'Dog Whistle to Sean Hannity'

April 11th, 2019 9:50 PM
Discussing Attorney General William Barr’s testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the panel on The Situation Room repeatedly used the terms “dog whistle” and “bullhorn” when describing his assertion that there was spying on the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 election. CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went so far as to accuse Barr of sending a “dog…

Bozell & Graham: McCabe, the Justice Department's Jussie Smollett

February 21st, 2019 11:12 PM
Just like his boss and hero James Comey, McCabe has written a Trump-trashing book, and like Comey, he’s getting hours and hours of air time to sell laughable notions, like the idea that the FBI has been utterly nonpartisan. This man will say anything. Truth means nothing. He’s worse than Comey. It barely matters to his interviewers that McCabe was fired from the top of the FBI…

McCabe Gets Weird on NPR, Refuses to Answer About Lying Under Oath

February 19th, 2019 6:08 AM
NPR's Morning Edition on Monday split its Andrew McCabe interview into two segments. On the home page they were promoting Russiagate: "Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts." On air, that segment never mentioned his lying under oath to the FBI. There was a second segment simply titled "Andrew McCabe Discusses His Firing.…

Imtweetment: New York Times Reports Mueller Investigating Trump Tweets

July 27th, 2018 10:09 AM
New York Times reporters Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman had the unenviable task of trying to rationalize the effort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump's tweets for signs of obstruction of justice for a crime that has not been alleged in "Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry." The result is an example…
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ABC, NBC BURY Rogue FBI Agent Peter Strzok; Only CBS Covers

June 20th, 2018 12:40 PM
ABC and NBC on Tuesday and Wednesday buried the unraveling story of Peter Strzok and his tainted connection to both the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. The rogue FBI agent on Tuesday was escorted out of the organization’s headquarters. But despite a combined seven hours of air time on the two networks, there was zero coverage on the latest. 
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O'Donnell: Fake Outrage, Hypocrisy in Republican Treatment of FBI

June 20th, 2018 10:03 AM
Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday accused congressional Republicans of nothing more than political theater in their responses to the FBI text scandal. He treated the texts as a sideshow, and he attempted to present Republicans as hypocrites by comparing their criticisms of the FBI at a congressional hearing to their own criticisms of Donald Trump.

Bias and the Beholder

June 19th, 2018 8:56 PM
The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, and FBI Director Christopher Wray claim the 500-plus-page report found no "documented" evidence that political bias at the FBI directly influenced the findings in the Clinton investigation or the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute the former secretary of state. People in "flyover country" are…
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CBS Ignores FBI Getting Grilled on Capitol Hill Over IG Report

June 19th, 2018 3:59 PM
Despite an avalanche of coverage of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, both ABC and NBC found time to offer full reports on FBI Director Christopher Wray facing a tough grilling on Capitol Hill on Monday over the Justice Department’s “scathing inspector general’s report.” However, CBS was far too engrossed visiting illegal immigrant detention centers…