“Robert Mueller’s investigation is over, but questions still abound. Not about collusion, Russian interference or obstruction of justice, but about the leading lights of journalism who managed to get the story so wrong, and for so long,” Sean Davis writes in The Wall Street Journal. “It wasn’t merely an error here or there. America’s blue-chip journalists botched the entire story, from its birth during the presidential campaign to its final breath Sunday—and they never stopped congratulating themselves for it.”
“The saga that is the Mueller Report is a consequence of what happens when you begin with a conclusion and then desperately seek evidence you hope will confirm it,” Cal Thomas writes in The Washington Times. “No amount of evidence to the contrary will keep [Democrats] from continuing investigations. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, says he intends to ask Attorney General Barr to testify before his committee. We can expect plenty of grandstanding by Democratic committee members if that happens.”
The President “tweeted last week that the U.S. will formally recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel. The decision is strategically wise and morally important,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) writes in The Wall Street Journal. “Mr. Trump has been one of the most effective American leaders in strengthening the country’s relationship with Israel. His decision to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel should prove yet another major, lasting achievement for his administration.”
From Inauguration Day 2017 through delivery of the Special Counsel’s report last week, “the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts produced a combined 2,284 minutes of ‘collusion’ coverage . . . a level of coverage normally associated only with a major war or a presidential election,” Rich Noyes writes for NewsBusters.
Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence “reaffirmed the Trump administration’s support for the U.S.-Israel relationship” during his speech at the AIPAC annual conference, Lisa Hagen reports for U.S. News & World Report. “Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of the United States of America,” the Vice President said, addressing recent comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). “Anyone who slanders this historic alliance between the United States and Israel should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.”
“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Monday that Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., should step down as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,” Zachary Halaschak writes in the Washington Examiner. “McCarthy said Schiff used his high-profile role as leader of the committee to push a false narrative about President Trump and insinuate to the American public that Trump colluded with Russia.”