Back in April I wrote about the federal criminal charges facing President Obama's White House counsel, Greg Craig, and concluded:
The more you get into it...the more it looks like a story about overly zealous prosecutors and FBI agents, and laws drafted in ways that allow such prosecutors and FBI agents enormous discretion to depict routine, non-criminal activities as somehow sinister. It's the sort of thing that Mr. Trump, in other contexts, has described as a witch hunt or a perjury trap.
Sure enough, Craig was acquitted today by a federal jury on the one count remaining after a federal judge threw out the other count.
The risk that Senator Warren and Senator Sanders could somehow team up to defeat Vice President Biden and put a socialist agenda in the Oval Office is the topic of my column this week. Please check out the full column at Reason (here), Newsmax (here), and the New York Sun (here).
Vice President Biden was in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday night and attended a fundraising event at the home of Erskine and Crandall Bowles, according to a pool report distributed by the Biden campaign.
Erskine Bowles, who did a stint as Bill Clinton's chief of staff, was co-chairman of the Simpson-Bowles bipartisan deficit reduction commission that in 2010 issued a report with a lot of interesting ideas, including a fundamental tax reform that would have replaced the current income tax rates with just three — at 8%, 14%, and 23%.
"Biden spoke to a poolside crowd of roughly 140 people from 8:50 p.m. to 9:17 p.m.," according to the report, which is called a pool report because one reporter represents the entire pool of press, not because the fundraiser's backyard featured a swimming pool.
In his trade negotiations with China, President Trump increasingly seems to be taking the approach advised by Natan Sharansky and Ron Dermer, I write in my column this week. Please check out the full column at the New York Sun (here) and Newsmax (here).
Amtrak now has a reasonably nice glossy print magazine called The National. The current issue features a half-page color advertisement from the Citizenship by Investment Unit of the government of Antigua and Barbuda, promoting a program established in 2013 that offers citizenship in that Caribbean island nation in exchange for a contribution of $100,000 to the country's National Development Fund. Benefits, according to the ad, include "visa-free access to more than 150 countries, including the United Kingdom and Schengen area" as well as "no tax on worldwide income, inheritance, capital gains or investment returns."
Senator Elizabeth Warren and her presidential campaign are the topic of my column this week. Please check it out at the New York Sun (here), Reason (here), and Newsmax (here). The column was also mentioned in the Washington Times.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, and their campaigning against "vultures" and "vampires," as they call the financial industry, are the topics of my column this week. Please read the whole column at the New York Sun (here), Newsmax (here), the New Boston Post (here) and Reason (here).
some humility is also in order from a press that has displayed a more than usual amount of gullibility, conformism and poor judgment on just about every matter that has come before them in the past few years. If the media's not-so-secret agenda is to defeat Mr. Trump, they might consider the possibility that they are (again) going about it in exactly the wrong way.
The longtime district attorney of New York County, Robert Morgenthau, who died Sunday at age 99, is the subject of my column this week. Please check out the full column at Newsmax here and at the New York Sun here.