Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If Donald Trump does not wish to collaborate in the destruction of his presidency, he will refuse to be questioned by the FBI, or by a grand jury, or by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his malevolent minions. Should Mueller subpoena him, as he has threatened to do, Trump should ignore […]

Smut Night at the Press Dinner

Smut Night at the Press Dinner


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, billed as a celebration of the First Amendment and a tribute to journalists who “speak truth to power,” has to be the worst advertisement in memory for our national press corps. Comedian Michelle Wolf, the guest speaker, recited one filthy joke after another at the […]

How Trump’s Presidency Will Be Judged

How Trump’s Presidency Will Be Judged


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On many issues — naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts — President Trump is a conventional Republican. Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and […]

Will the Deep State Break Trump?

Will the Deep State Break Trump?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson’s authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon,” wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969. “The likelihood is great that they will succeed again.” A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder […]

Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein […]

Nunes Duels the Deep State


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By Patrick J. Buchanan That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud. The critical charge: To persuade a FISA court to issue a warrant to spy on Trump aide Carter Page, […]

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of The New York Times. “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” echoes The Washington Post. “The people have a right to know,” the professors at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hammered into us in 1962. “Trust the people,” we were admonished. Explain […]

Too Many Wars. Too Many Enemies


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week’s end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history. Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded. Erdogan’s foreign minister demanded concrete […]

In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap

In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap


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By Patrick Buchanan Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller’s team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, “I would love to do it … as soon as possible. … under oath, absolutely.” On hearing this, the special counsel’s office must have looked like the Eagles’ locker room after […]

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue


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By Patrick J. Buchanan What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency? As James Comey’s FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have, for 18 months, failed to prove Donald Trump’s “collusion” with […]

Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump?

Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The original question the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign was to answer was a simple one: Did he do it? Did Trump, or officials with his knowledge, collude with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to hack the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and leak the contents to damage Hillary Clinton […]