FBI director James Comey may have publicly twisted the facts of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server to recommend no investigation, but buried in a CNN report last night is the revelation that the FBI sought to investigate her earlier this year and was blocked by Obama’s Justice Department. As Jim pointed out in the Morning Jolt, a law enforcement official informed CNN that “several FBI field offices” wanted to open a case examining the relationship between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation, but they could not get past Attorney General Loretta Lynch. So, it may be that Lynch talked about golf with Bill Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac, and it may also be the case that Hillary’s 30,000 missing e-mails were just about yoga, and that no reasonable prosecutor would want to investigate. But all of that is starting to seem as likely as a first-time trader making a 10,000 percent return on cattle futures.
After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More
Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More
Do you know what scares an American outdoorsman more than a grizzly bear? Twitter. In the late summer and early autumn, the hunting world had its eyes on the courts: The Trump administration had issued new guidance that would permit the hunting of brown bears (popularly known as grizzly bears), including in ... Read More
The world's oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy's health-care sector, which is larger than all but three other ... Read More
President Trump has announced his support for a proposal to ease federal sentencing laws that proponents call the “FIRST STEP Act” -- and that Senator Tom Cotton has tartly labeled the “jailbreak” bill. There may not be much time for debate, since the bill’s ideologically eclectic array of champions ... Read More