Corruption (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal bribery indictments against N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes and the state’s largest political donor. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights evidence of North Carolina’s close partisan split.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    Steele Dossier as ‘malignant gift’

    No fan of Donald Trump, David French of National Review Online nonetheless sees the damage done by one particular anti-Trump collection of documents. The Mueller investigation has concluded, and Mueller’s declaration has now entered the public record: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2019
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    Highlighting those who peddled the ‘Russian collusion’ story

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist reminds readers of “61 hacks” whose trustworthiness has been damaged severely by the recent investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. Christopher Steele: Is there anywhere else to begin, really? The former British spy destroyed any semblance of seriousness when he included…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    French contends the system worked in the Mueller probe

    David French of National Review Online reaches a hopeful conclusion about the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. While there are valid criticisms of Mueller’s investigation (my colleague Andy McCarthy has made a number of thoughtful critiques), the bottom-line results were impressive even before he delivered his…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2019
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    Federalist columnist wants FBI to shift its focus

    William Marshall writes at the Federalist website that the FBI has better things to do than target wealthy parents trying to help their kids get into elite colleges. As we watch the FBI investigate and help bring criminal charges against scores of wealthy individuals for fraud because they…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    Freshman senator offers interesting idea to improve Congress

    Evie Fordham of the Daily Caller details one lawmaker’s proposal for addressing Capitol Hill’s problems. Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, co-sponsor of a recently introduced bill banning ex-congressmen from lobbying Congress, said his bill would help get Congress out of a “rut” — but he’s not expecting the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    No poverty at the SPLC

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting data linked to a prominent left-wing group. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its “hate group” designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Former FEC commissioner says AOC could face legal jeopardy

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller reports on one expert’s assessment of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s potential legal problems. A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019