What Critics Missed About the Trump-Putin Summit

By Roger Kimball:

I think there are essentially two takeaways from this historic event in Helsinki. The first is that Donald Trump is a bold, risk-taking statesman whose demotic style of delivery prevents many from appreciating the beneficently radical nature of his diplomacy.

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Andrew McCarthy, writing about Strzok’s testimony, noted:

The principal question before the joint investigation of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees is whether the Democratic administration’s law-enforcement and intelligence arms strained to manufacture an espionage case against the Republican candidate, having buried an eminently prosecutable criminal case against the Democratic presidential nominee.

The public, unlike Democratic congressmen itching to give Strzok a Purple Heart, understands this. The bureaucratic establishment is rightly panicked by Donald Trump. He represents an existential threat to their survival. That is why, for example, that disgusting fanatic Robert Mueller handed down his pointless indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents when he did, moments before Trump met with President Putin in Helsinki. It was theater, pure, malevolent theater, intended to cloud the meeting and damage Trump. As Devin Nunes noted, the indictments were 1) old news and 2) neglected to mention that the Russians also attempted to hack GOP servers.

Donald Trump is moving to dismantle the administrative state and restore international order with a boldness and efficacy not seen since Ronald Reagan, if then. With every passing day, what he calls the “witch hunt” being conducted against him by panicked bureaucrats like John Brennan, Rod Rosenstein, James Comey, and Peter Strzok looks more and more preposterous. It is, as President Trump said in Helsinki, a “disgrace to the FBI, a disgrace to the county.”

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