Powerline

Analyze this

(Scott Johnson) The Department of Justice IG report on the Clinton email investigation includes a chapter (Chapter Five) reviewing the investigative methods used by the FBI in the Clinton email investigation. At the end of Part X (“FBI Inspection Division Internal File Review of the …

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Notes on the IG Report

(John Hinderaker) I haven’t read all 500 pages of the DOJ Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s and DOJ’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, but I have tried to pick out some of the salient points. If I come across more items of interest, …

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Report on the Clinton email investigation

(Scott Johnson) The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the FBI’s treatment of the Clinton email investigation was released today under the title somnambulistic title A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the …

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Rod Rosenstein, cult hero

(Paul Mirengoff) More than any federal agency or department I’ve worked for, with, or against, the Justice Department resembles a cult. Its employees think they are special. They feel intense hostility towards the Department’s adversaries. They are fiercely loyal to the Department and compulsively committed …

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How to watch a movie

(Scott Johnson) We need help learning how to watch a movie just as we do learning how to read a newspaper or a book. In its short history the art of film presents a wealth of riches. It’s easy to enjoy a good movie, but …

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Food Justice??

(Steven Hayward) One of the central affectations of the modern left is the irrepressible practice of attaching a modifier to the noun “justice.” Apparently, seeking to achieve plain old ordinary justice is not enough, even though Plato should have taught us in The Republic that simple …

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A Humorous Coda to G7 and Singapore

(John Hinderaker) Let’s just say that President Trump has had a big week, which Michael Ramirez sums up. While Michael is sometimes harsher toward Trump than we are, I am pretty sure this one is offered in a spirit of comedy, as befits–at least occasionally–the …

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Trump and Kim: Who got more?

(Paul Mirengoff) Any accounting of the diplomacy between President Trump and Kim Jong Un should take into account not only what was agreed to in Singapore, but also what was agreed to before the summit. It should not take into account mere agreement to strive …

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Loose Ends (40)

(Steven Hayward) • One of the results of yesterday’s primaries is that Nevada’s leading pimp won the Republican nomination for a state legislative seat. Going from pimp to the state legislature just seems like progress on the learning curve if you ask me. • Paging …

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Green Weenie of the Week: The DNC

(Steven Hayward) How totally brave of the Democratic National Committee: DNC Quietly Adopts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Donations The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned. The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a …

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