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Does Hillary Owe Us An Apology? Or Does The Media Owe Her One?

Way back in April, 1994 Hillary Rodham Clinton held a press conference concerning Whitewater, the granddaddy of all phony Clinton scandals. Pressed about whether she and her husband should have known that their Ozarks real estate partnership was doing badly and paid off its loans, she responded flippantly. “Shoulda, coulda, woulda,” she said. “We didn’t.” […]

August 29, 2017
Mueller

Why Kenneth Starr Deserved Censure — And Robert Mueller Deserves Respect

As Robert Mueller pursues a wide-ranging investigation aimed at Donald Trump, members of Trump’s family, his appointees, and his political associates, the president’s legal advisers have answered by attacking the legitimacy and fairness of the special counsel — which may be the prelude to executive action. Surely, a fearful Trump is contemplating how to rid […]

July 22, 2017
Mueller

Why Trump (And Gingrich) Should Stop Whining About Robert Mueller

When Newt Gingrich humiliates himself by smearing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it is all too easy to dismiss the former speaker. As a disgraced politician who left office under an ethical cloud, following a decade spent debasing American discourse, Gingrich has no standing to criticize Mueller, a decorated Vietnam veteran who enjoys broad bipartisan esteem […]

June 19, 2017
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Legitimize What Can’t Be Proven: Comey’s ‘October Surprise’

Comey the ‘terrific lawyer’ and ‘standup guy’ no longer exists. What we have instead is a spineless partisan who planted an IED in the middle of the 2016 presidential election—apparently because he feared criticism from GOP congressmen who drink from “Presidential Bitch” coffee mugs.

November 2, 2016
Watergate: Richard Nixon resigning the presidency amid Watergate scandal, August 9, 1974

Worse Than Watergate? Worst Since Watergate? Trump Is Lying Again, Bigly

Watergate, a saga that began with the discovery of a “third-rate burglary” at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in a Washington hotel but soon exploded into a mind-blowing criminal operation at the highest levels in the White House, the Justice Department, the CIA, and the FBI itself.

November 1, 2016

Uh Oh! A Clinton Book That Ignores The ‘Clinton Rules’

Did globe-trotting with Mick Jagger, Bono and Nelson Mandela make Bill Clinton feel like the King of the World? No doubt. But impoverished, HIV-afflicted children all over the world are alive because of that need.

October 12, 2016

Former Whitewater Counsel Endorses Clinton – And Dismisses ‘Scandals’

Asked about Clinton’s email problems, former GOP prosecutor Chertoff briskly brushed that overhyped “scandal” aside, comparing it with the Whitewater circus as a frivolous distraction from serious issues.

October 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hillary’s Billing Records: The Facts Omitted From Your Morning Infotainment

Based on the Clintons’ sworn interrogatories, interviews with 45 other witnesses, and some 200,000 documents, the Pillsbury firm’s findings, published in several volumes, fully exonerated both Bill and Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing.

September 13, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

How Clinton Emails Became The New Whitewater: A ‘Scandal’ In Search Of A Crime

Recall that Whitewater, the-hard-to-follow pseudo-scandal sponsored by The New York Times in the 1990s, dragged on so long that it became hard to recall what the Clintons’ alleged original sin was. (Losing money on a real estate deal is against the law?)

August 16, 2016
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If He Shouts ‘Rape,’ Donald Trump Should Unseal His Divorce Records

If Trump has nothing to hide, he should let the public view the evidence of what he did to his first wife – and then they can judge him accordingly.

May 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton

Why Do Voters Say Hillary Clinton Is Untrustworthy?

You might be sick of hearing about Hillary’s damn emails, but they’re still getting coverage.

March 28, 2016
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In 2016, Journalistic Fraud Still Looms Large

“This is an edit so egregious, it rivals the worst in dishonest political ads, and surpasses them.”

February 17, 2016

Scandalizing Hillary: If The First Time Is Tragedy, Then The Second Time Is…

Karl Marx’s piercing insight can be applied to the “Clinton scandals,” now playing again, courtesy of the Congressional Republicans and especially the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

October 15, 2015

The Death Rattle Of A Fake Scandal

If Trey Gowdy doesn’t already know that Hillary Clinton’s a lot smarter and tougher than he is, he’s about to find out. Truthfully, they’d be better advised to fold the committee and file some weasel-worded report.

October 7, 2015

Vendetta Or Paranoia? The ‘Times,’ The ‘Beast,’ And The Clintons

The test of time? A conservative estimate of the amount of taxpayer treasure wasted on “investigating” Whitewater – a money-losing venture that ended years before Bill Clinton ran for president – is around $100 million.

September 2, 2015

Clinton Emails: Is This Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

Obscured by sensational and often stupid media coverage, the fundamental facts are simple. There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton violated any rule or law in her use of a private email server, however badly advised.

August 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, And Ignoring The Past

At least we’d know what to expect from them. That’s the cheeriest way to cast the latest in presidential dynasty news.

August 13, 2015

When The Media Play By ‘Clinton Rules’

Here’s the game. The reporter who breaks the story that brings down Hillary — wins.

July 15, 2015

The Incomparable Chutzpah Of David Bossie, Failed Dirty Trickster

David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.

June 4, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘The Hunting Of The President’

Fifteen years after its publication, this book still rings with relevance. The crosshairs may have shifted toward Hillary in the last decade or so, but the offensive is still very much engaged and demands a response.

April 12, 2015

Newsflash: Whitewater Is Still A Bogus ‘Scandal’ — And Fox News Is Still Wrong

The gross errors in Jeff Gerth’s 1992 front-page scoop started with the headline: “Clintons Joined S.&L. Operator In an Ozark Real Estate Venture.”

March 17, 2015

The Clinton Deal

Hillary Clinton’s email controversy could actually be helpful to her campaign — if she draws the right conclusions from it.

March 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015

Stop Hillary? Not With These Mistakes (Or The Wisdom Of Dick Morris)

The latest attempted journalistic takedown of Hillary Clinton is rife with substantive errors.

October 27, 2014

Ready For 2016? Too Bad

The media’s obsession with the 2016 campaign — and its “Clinton rules — are back with a vengeance.

October 22, 2014