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Saturday, March 30, 2019
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A Catastrophic Media Failure -The Wall Street Journal “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. “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.” Watch:President Trump delivers a statement on the Special Counsel report
Accountability for a Dossier -The Wall Street Journal Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has dispatched the Russia collusion theories, The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes, one has to ask “How did the partisan propaganda known as the Steele dossier become the basis for an unprecedented FBI probe of a presidential campaign, an abuse of law enforcement, and two years of media and political hysteria? . . . Its authors and promoters should be held accountable.”
The Media’s Russia ‘Bombshells’ Look Even Worse Now That Mueller Found No Collusion -The Daily Caller “Attorney General William Barr told Congress Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller did not find collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, destroying two years of media speculation and bad reporting,” Amber Athey writes. “In light of Mueller concluding his investigation, we’ve compiled a list of some of the worst media screwups in the history of Russia theories.”
Mueller’s Conclusions Expose Disgrace of Obama’s Spy Chiefs -New York Post “Of all the reputations in tatters now that Robert Mueller has exploded the Russian-collusion fantasy, Obama-era spy chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper stand out,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “These two weren’t average citizens: They spoke with the authority of having headed federal intel operations”—breaking a longstanding precedent of former top law enforcement officials steering clear of politics.
Border Hits ‘Breaking Point’ in El Paso, CBP Commissioner Says -Fox News “The nation’s top border security official said Wednesday that the border is at its ‘breaking point’ during a visit to Texas, where as many as 1,000 migrants crossed into the U.S. and there are not enough agents to respond,” Louis Casiano reports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said that “CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis.”
Trump Presents Posthumous Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Who Died Saving 3 Fellow Soldiers -Washington Examiner “President Trump on Wednesday awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins, who heroically sacrificed his life and saved the lives of three fellow soldiers while fighting in Iraq in 2007,” Emily Ward writes. “In his final moments on Earth, Travis did not run,” the President said. “He laid down his life to save the lives of his fellow warriors.”
Tax Reform is No 'Sugar High' -The Wall Street Journal “The current mantra from opponents of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is that the strong economic growth that followed is the result of a ‘sugar high,’” Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and economist Lawrence Lindsey write. “These arguments reflect political and ideological wishful thinking, not a substantive analysis of what is happening in the economy.”