The Rushmore Report: The Triumph of the Trump Middle East Trip

President Donald Trump has embarked on his first foreign trip. While traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and The Vatican, Trump has met with world leaders from Iran, Israel, and the Catholic Church. Trump’s trip has provided the most successful days of his presidency to date. Count Dr. James Dobson, founder and president of Family Talk, among his biggest fans. He has released a statement praising the new president.

Dobson wrote, “By speaking truthfully about Iran, by naming terror what it is and by calling upon Islamic nations to do more than they have in the fight against extremism, President Trump has taken a bold and refreshing stance, one that lays the groundwork for something altogether new in the Middle East – a coalition of nations finally ready to take a stand for peace.”

Dr. David Jeremiah, a pastor and Bible teacher, agrees. The New York Times bestselling author said, “In Saudi Arabia and in Israel, President Trump has laid the groundwork for a broad and unified coalition throughout the Middle East.”

Add Franklin Graham as one of Trump’s supporters. “The president’s speech to leaders of the Muslim world earlier today was great,” he wrote. “It was extremely diplomatic yet strong, direct, and honest.” Graham went on to praise Trump for taking direct aim at Islamic extremism, concluding, “He was not timid in talking about confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.”

Typically, presidents take their first foreign trips to Mexico or Canada. But predictably, this president did it his way. And for this trip, at least, his way seems to be working.

The Rushmore Report: A Christian Response to the Manchester Attack

Evangelists Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham have taken to their social media pages to comment on Monday night’s bombing in Manchester, England, that the Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for. After hearing of the attack that claimed at least 22 lives, Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California called on Christians to pray for the protection of the Unites States.

Laurie wrote, “I just heard the terrible news about what appears to be a terrorist attack in Manchester, England. This is horrible and this is happening while our president is meeting with leaders to try to fight terrorism. We need to realize that there is a spiritual dynamic in play here. When our president says this is good versus evil, there is a lot of truth to that.”

Graham wrote on his Facebook page, “The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the horrific carnage of Monday night’s bombing, targeting children, teens, and their parents who were attending a concert. They’re proud of this despicable and cowardly act.” He continued, “Islam is a threat to our way of life.”

Meanwhile, religious freedom advocate Johnnie Moore, who sits on the president’s evangelical advisory board, quoted from the Old Testament, then called on Americans to pray for the victims and their families.

Graham agreed, adding, “Pray also that God would give wisdom to our leaders in combating this and the courage to identify what it is by name – Islamic terrorism.”

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Samuel Smith writes for Christian Post.

The Rushmore Report: Israel’s Amazing Embrace of President Trump

Billboards and signs proclaiming, “Trump Is a Friend of Zion” and “Jerusalem Welcomes Trump” lined the streets of Jerusalem in a public welcome to President Donald Trump as he made his first trip to Israel this week. Dr. Michael Evans, Founder and Chair of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center, welcomed the American president. “Who could have imagined a U.S. president coming to Israel in the first six months of office?”

Evans congratulated Trump on “boldly going to the Western Wall – something no president has ever done before while in office.”

Evans continued, “Donald Trump won the election because of a historic evangelical turnout – the largest in American history. Evangelicals tend to not be monolithic except on two issues – the Supreme Court and Israel. President Trump promised us he would recognize Jerusalem and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. We wholeheartedly believe that this promise is non-negotiable and will happen while he is in office.”

About the Author

Veronica Neffinger writes for PRNewswire and serves the Friends of Zion Museum.

The Rushmore Report: Tim Allen Compares Hollywood to Nazi Germany

Tim Allen, conservative actor and star of the recently canceled television series Last Man Standing, compared Hollywood to Nazi Germany due to what he says is an intolerant liberal bias. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Allen explained that “you’ve gotta be real careful” in Hollywood when espousing a conservative viewpoint. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like ’30s Germany.”

“I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, ‘You know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’ I’m a comedian, I like going on both sides.”

Famous for having the lead role in the 1990s series Home Improvement, Allen’s comments come not long after his latest television program was canceled after six seasons.

Last week, ABC announced that they canceled Last Man Standing though it was a steady performer in the ratings. The program was generally viewed as having a conservative message to its content.

While other, more liberal shows were also discontinued by ABC, many looked at the refusal to grant Last Man Standing a seventh season as suspicious and possibly an attack on conservatives.

“If comedy ‘remains a priority’ for the network, as it said on Tuesday’s call, why would it cancel its second-highest rated comedy series?” asked Breitbart.com.

“Is there any other show in history that has not only retained its audience but has beaten most other comedies of its type that has been canceled as abruptly? Ever?”

Others, however, including one column on The Daily Banter, argue that the decision to cancel Allen’s show had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with good business practice.

“According to Vox, the show was getting increasingly expensive with each season, and it was popular with audience members over 50, which isn’t the most profitable advertising demographic,” read the column.

“On top of that, ABC’s recent acquisition of American Idol blew a sizable hole through their programming budget and schedule forcing them to ax several other shows as well.”

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said they had to make “tough calls” and “cancel shows that we’d otherwise love to stay on the air.”

“Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings. But once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Friday, that was where we landed,” he said.

Several online petitions were created demanding that the show be returned for a seventh season, including one on change.com that as of Monday afternoon had over 380,000 signatories.

“I will no longer be watching any ABC shows. I have canceled the DVR settings for the other ABC shows that I regularly watch. If you want to help try to save Last Man Standing, I encourage you to do the same,” read the petition.

About the Author

Michael Gryboski is a writer for The Christian Post.

The Rushmore Report: Woman Buys Moon Dust for $995, Sells for $4 Million

It was one of the biggest moments in history. The Apollo 11 mission of 1969 brought man to the moon. There were also a few things that came back with the astronauts. While there, Neil Armstrong collected some moon dust and placed it in a bag. NASA forgot about it and accidentally auctioned it off for $995. Nancy Carlson bought it, and had it analyzed. Now NASA wants it back. But that will cost them a tidy sum – $4 million.

Carlson, a Chicago attorney, was certain the bag had real moon dust, so she sent it back to NASA to have it tested, knowing official verification would turn her bag of dust into a fortune. Carlson was right.

NASA confirmed that it was real moon dust, and then refused to give it back, saying they had made a mistake by selling it so cheap. Carlson went to court over the matter and won. Now she is auctioning it off, and it is expected to draw about $4 million.

How Carlson came to possess the celestial souvenir in the first place is a space odyssey in its own right. Previously, the government had seized the bag in a criminal case against Max Ary, the former president of a space museum in Kansas. He was convicted in 2006 of theft for selling objects from the museum, court records show.

While investigating Ary, authorities learned the moon bag had been auctioned off for $24,150 and seized it from its purchaser. But because of a mix-up with another bag that did not contain moon dust, no NASA official at the time was aware of the historical importance of the artifact.

The initial auction asked for a beginning offer of at least $20,000, but nobody bid on it. When Carlson, a corporate attorney and avid collector of space objects, saw the bag at auction again in 2015, she was the high bidder. She then sent the bag to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where its contents were verified.

Over time, the U.S. government has given away about 270 moon rocks to foreign dignitaries. Never have they sold any lunar objects.

Carlson did what many others could have done. She saw a value in that bag of dust that others simply missed, including the scientists at NASA. Then she bought it. Now she has a real prize, which is about to be turned into more money than she will need for the rest of her life.

Jesus told a similar story one day. He told of a man who found a rare treasure, then sold all he had to secure it. His point was simple. When we find that which brings us peace and security, for this life and the one to come, there is no price too high. We need to go all in.

Like the people at NASA, we often don’t recognize what is right before us. God has provided peace and eternal blessing through his Son, Jesus Christ. The next move is ours and it’s a simple one. We must be willing to give up that which we cannot keep anyway, in order to secure that which we will never lose.

But unlike the moon dust, God’s gift has already been paid for. And because we have an Advocate in Christ Jesus, no attorneys need to be involved.

The Rushmore Report: Notre Dame Grads Walk Out on Pence Speech on Faith and Family

Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence gave the commencement address at Notre Dame University. His message was one of hope and encouragement. Pence admonished the graduates to stay true to their religious faith, value the freedom of speech, and leave the world in a better place than they found it. Pence praised Notre Dame as a “vanguard of the freedom of expression.” And for that, a multitude of graduates got up and walked out.

Pence focused on faith and conservative principles such as protecting the historic university from having to go against their religious beliefs to offer birth control coverage to employees under ObamaCare.

“Just as Notre Dame has stood strong to protect its religious liberty, I’m proud that this president [Trump] just took steps to ensure that this university and Little Sisters of the Poor could not be forced to violate their consciences to fully participate in American civic life,” he said.

Pence also praised Trump for his speech earlier in the day to the leaders of 50 Arab and Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia, saying the president “spoke out against religious persecution of all people of all faiths and on the world stage he condemned, in his words, the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.”

In a show of opposition to the Republican Administration, valedictorian Caleb Joshua Pine spoke earlier in the ceremony, condemning Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border.

Unnerved, Pence remained calm while listening to his remarks and he was resolute in his response. “Notre Dame is exceptional,” said the Vice President. “This university stands without apology for human freedom and the inherent dignity of every human person, and it holds fast to the faith that gave it birth.”

The students who walked out on Pence’s speech remind us of two things.

1. We still live in a free nation, where people are allowed to express their feelings – in this case, by walking out on a commencement address.

2. There are inconsiderate, close-minded people everywhere.

Notre Dame is one of American’s premier institutions, a stalwart of traditional Catholic faith. Pence said nothing to counter the beliefs or exceptionalism of the university. He said nothing of great controversy, choosing instead to highlight the dignity of life, free expression, and the virtues of faith.

Rather than sit through the Vice President’s speech, out of respect to his office and the university that has just provided them with a jump start to the rest of their lives, many students preferred to call attention to themselves as they chose to make a scene, rather than even hear what Mr. Pence had to say.

Like so many across America, these graduates of Notre Dame University chose to be known for what (and whom) they are against. What is not yet known is what (or whom) they are for.

The Rushmore Report: Predicting the Presidential Election – 2028

With just 5,389 days to go until the 2028 presidential election, it’s time to finalize our projections for the White House – 12 years out. With Democratic President Castro having served two terms, the race will be up for grabs. The primary issues for debate will include Medicare, race relations, education, immigration, inner city renovation, and taxes. I will tell the story as it will appear the day after the election. And the 2028 president will be . . .

Democratic Nomination

With an open seat for the first time in eight years a number of prominent Democrats jumped into the race. Early leaders were Vice President Kirsten Gillibrand, age 62, who sought to become America’s first woman president. She faced the stiff opposition of liberal darling Cory Booker, age 59. Booker is a four-term senator from New Jersey. Lesser known candidates included Kasim Reed, former mayor of Atlanta, and Gavin Newsom of California. Rumored to make one final run for the White House, Hillary Clinton, age 82, bowed out, but did not rule out a run in 2032. Bernie Sanders, age 137, failing to secure the VP nomination, unexpectedly announced his retirement from politics.

Democratic Winner – Vice President Kirsten Gillibrand

Republican Nomination

Running for the Republican nomination, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was the early favorite. At age 65, he emerged as the conscience of the libertarian/conservative wing of the party. Other candidates included Adam Kinzinger, age 50. As the sitting Republican Governor of Illinois, the military veteran put Illinois in play, while promising to return America to the military greatness that eroded under the Castro Administration. Kinzinger enjoyed the endorsement of Senator John McCain, age 104, of Arizona. Other candidates included 2024 nominee Marco Rubio of Florida, Governor Brandon Creighton of Texas, Florida Rep. Tim Tebow, and Rep. Byron Trump, son of the former president, of New York. At age 22, Trump would have been the youngest president in U.S. history.

Republican Winner – Governor Adam Kinzinger

Presidential Winner

On November 7, 2028, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Kirsten Gillibrand, in an election reminiscent of the Trump win over Clinton in 2016, as Gillibrand won the popular vote, 51-48 percent. Carrying Illinois, Kinzinger narrowly won the Electoral College, 271-269. President-elect Kinzinger will be inaugurated the 47th President of the United States on January 20, 2029.

The Rushmore Report: Do You Believe the JFK Killing Was a Conspiracy? Then Answer Nine Questions

I admit it. I’m a JFK assassination junkee. I watch all the shows and read all the books. In the 53 years since Kennedy was gunned down that fateful day, over 1,000 books have been written and hundreds of documentaries have been produced. According to a recent Gallup Poll, only 30 percent believe Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter. Count me among the minority. If you believe it was a conspiracy, answer these questions . . .

1. How have so many remained so quiet for so long?

If you believe the JFK assassination was a conspiracy, who was behind it? The FBI? The CIA? The mafia? Russia? Cuba? Lyndon Johnson? Donald Trump? A multiple of the above? How ever you answer that question – many contend it was a combination of the above – you must admit a conspiracy of this magnitude had to involve a LOT of people. Most conspiracists point to unusual behavior by the Secret Service, Dallas police, coroner, and medical examiner. Kennedy’s body was manipulated, the doctors lied, the caskets were switched. Here’s the point. Any conspiracy requires that dozens of individuals be in on it. And if you are among the 70 percent, you must believe that every one of them has kept quiet for 53 years. Not one of them has told the true story to the media, their neighbor, their family, or their priest. No death bed confessions. No slip of the tongue. Not a single verifiable example of even one of the people who was “in on it” telling their story.

2. Who would have used a nut job like Oswald as a part of a bigger plan?

No one was more unstable than Lee Harvey Oswald. But almost no one disputes he was a shooter, if not the shooter. It was his gun at the scene. It was his prints on the window. It was his place of work. He was seen in the Texas Book Depository Building that day – by multiple employees. So we know he was there. We know he fired shots. And then he was dumb enough to leave the evidence behind. And this is the kind of hired assassin the CIA, FBI, and mafia would hire? Was Maxwell Smart not available?

3. Why did they let Oswald wander the streets of Dallas after the shooting when they could have easily taken him away?

Pretty much all conspiracy theories go like this – Oswald said it himself. “I’m a patsy.” (By the way, some murderers have been known to lie – i.e. O.J.) So Oswald was set up, the theory goes. And as evidence, they point out that Jack Ruby killed Oswald before he could talk. This is the most silly of all explanations that have somehow endured through the years. I will try to explain without laughing. The story goes like this. Oswald was the fall guy. He was set up. So in their effort to keep him quiet, rather than pick him up outside the Depository Building right after the shooting and usher him to South America – or an untimely death – they let him wander the streets of Dallas until he was picked up by police, interrogated for two days – and then they had him killed. Now, I’m no FBI agent, but if it was me, I’m pretty sure I would not have given Oswald two days to blab before taking him out. Remember, he said he was a “patsy.” So, if he had been set up, would the people doing the setting up really have gambled that he wouldn’t say anything until Mr. Ruby could show up literally 60 seconds before Oswald walked out of the police holding area two days later, and then shoot him? Who were the geniuses behind the Crime of the Century who decided, “Let’s let Oswald wander the streets of Dallas, get picked up by police, and take two days to identify us, before we take him out”?

4. If there was a second bullet, rather than the “magic bullet,” where is it?

All conspiracy theorists say the same thing. One bullet hit Kennedy and another hit Connally at essentially the same time. This debunks the “magic bullet” theory, whereby they claim one Oswald bullet could not have hit both men, based on the flight of the bullet from Kennedy to Connally. Here’s the problem. One bullet was found – the one that eventually struck Gov. Connally. If there was a second bullet that hit Kennedy alone, where did it end up? No other bullet hit the car, inside or out. For the bullet that struck Kennedy’s back/throat to exit and miss the car would have required a “magic bullet” of historic proportions.

5. Why did 14 experts agree there was no one at the grassy knoll?

Nearly all who claim there was a second shooter contend he was behind the grassy knoll, to the right of the presidential motorcade. Here’s the problem. Photographs taken at the exact time of the shooting, from across the street, clearly show the entire grassy knoll area. And of the 14 experts who analyzed these pictures, not one of them saw any visual evidence of a shooter.

6. Why did Kennedy’s head snap forward before it snapped backward?

Critics of the Warren Report are quick to point out that the Zapruder film shows Kennedy’s head snapping backward, not forward, in response to the fatal head shot. Therefore, they say, the shot must have come from the right front. But slide #313 clearly shows Kennedy’s head snapping forward by over two inches before it snapped back.

7. If Kennedy was shot from the grassy knoll, why was the left side of his head intact?

Any bullet from the grassy knoll would have left a gaping hole on the back left side of the president’s head. Yet, not a single piece of evidence confirms such an injury. To the contrary, all photos debunk this idea.

8. Since the parade route was not determined until November 18, when did they recruit Oswald?

Surely, the assassination plan was hatched more than four days in advance. So did they wait until the route was announced to find assassins who had access to buildings along the route? Of did “they” plan the route themselves? Either seems rather unlikely.

9. Who manipulated the weather?

If the front that passed through North Texas that day had come through three hours later, it would have still been raining that fateful afternoon. And the bullet-proof top would have been up on the presidential limousine. And Kennedy would not have been shot. If you believe in a conspiracy, you have to believe they were willing to risk it all, to include dozens who could turn them in, all on the hope of a sunny Dallas day.

Could it have been a conspiracy involving multiple shooters, as most believe? Sure. But to believe this, you have to accept the “fact” that the great minds behind the assassination chose to include a most unreliable character (Oswald), were able to keep everyone quiet (for 53 years), and chose to let Oswald wander the streets of Dallas after the shooting (when they could have easily taken him out). You have to believe the first bullet that struck Kennedy disappeared into thin air, the grassy knoll shooter was invisible, the kill shot didn’t exit his head, and that Oswald was recruited in four days. Further, you have to believe the mafia (or CIA, FBI, Russia, Cuba, or Donald Trump) had control over the weather.

There is another option. One crazed gunman by the name of Lee Harvey Oswald, who retrieved his gun from the home of Ruth Payne the day before, who told his wife he would do “something big that day,” who we know was there that day, and whose gun was the only weapon at the scene and the only weapon seen in any photograph or by any witness – acted alone.

The Rushmore Report: Will President Trump Be Impeached?

In the wake of new revelations of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, Democrats such as Sen. Angus King (ME), Rep. Al Green (TX), and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) have called for the impeachment of President Trump. David Gergen (CNN) said, “We’re already in impeachment territory.” British oddsmakers give Trump only a 46 percent chance of finishing his first term. But can impeachment really happen? Let’s talk about it.

Only two presidents have ever been impeached. And no, Richard Nixon was not one of them. I’m talking about Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. And neither was removed from office. That’s because impeachment and removal from office are a high bar to get over.

The Constitution is very specific about the basis for impeachment. Article II Section 4 states, “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment from, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” And the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors” is not made clear.

But can President Trump actually be impeached and removed from office?

Yes.

Is it likely?

No.

There are five reasons a Trump impeachment is very unlikely.

1. President Trump has not even been accused of a crime.

Despite their best efforts, neither Democrats nor the media have produced a single scintilla of evidence of a crime – either in the Russian collusion or the Comey memo “scandal.” And where there is no evidence, there is no crime. And where there is no crime, there is no impeachment.

2. Impeaching Trump would be dumb politically.

If the Democrats were successful in actually removing Trump from office, they’d have a President Pence. And that would be their worst nightmare. Mike Pence is more conservative than Trump, and far less prone to the kind of unforced errors that make a second Trump term so precarious. Democrats will be in a much better position to win elections in 2018, 2020, and after by running against the volatile Trump than the steady Pence.

3. As with Bill Clinton, impeaching Trump would make him more powerful, not less.

When Clinton was impeached, he was at his lowest point in popularity. But being impeached was viewed as an overreach, resulting in a wide swing in public opinion. Clinton was empowered and suddenly had the country behind him as never before.

4. The math makes impeachment nearly impossible for Democrats.

Democrats would need the support of 25 House Republicans to approve articles of impeachment and then 15 Senate Republicans to remove Trump from office. There’s a reason no president has ever been removed from office. It is a really high bar to get over, and with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress – nearly impossible.

5. The two big issues appear bogus.

Issue #1 – Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin. The accusation is that Trump shared classified information with Putin. Here’s the problem – As President, Mr. Trump is completely within his rights to declassify anything at anytime. So even if he did what he is accused of doing, it is perfectly legal.

Issue #2 – the Comey memos. The implication is that Mr. Comey jotted down some comments Trump made to him at a White House dinner on February 14. Trump supposedly suggested Comey go easy on Michael Flynn. Rep. Elijah Cummings, as well as other Democrats, called this a “textbook case of obstruction of justice.” Here’s the problem – Anything short of a direct order would not rise to the level of obstruction, and therefore a crime. And if Trump actually had given Mr. Comey such a clear directive, by not telling the Justice Department – immediately – Comey effectively downplayed the severity of the comments. No one would have recognized obstruction as well as the Director of the FBI, and he did nothing to report the Trump comments as inappropriate.

So yes, it is possible that Mr. Trump could be impeached. It’s also possible my Houston Texans will win the next Super Bowl and the Houston Astros will win the World Series and the Houston Rockets will win next year’s NBA championship. It’s possible – but highly unlikely.

The Rushmore Report: The Great Hypocrisy – Dems Who Wanted Comey Fired

Months before President Donald Trump fired James Comey, Democrats had called for the dismissal of the FBI Director themselves. Now they are calling the firing they supported “Nixonian,” in the face of the Russia investigation. It’s as though they think the current FBI investigation will suddenly stop with Comey’s firing. But Trump didn’t fire the FBI – just the Director. Still, Democrats are raising the mantle of hypocrisy to an unprecedented level.

Trump and the White House insisted on Wednesday that Comey’s firing was not politically motivated and, instead, was an effort to restore public trust and confidence in the FBI. Yet the timing and the motive of Comey’s dismissal puzzled many Democrats and Republicans alike.

Democrats are expressing concern that the effect of the Comey firing will be to shut down the investigation in which he had no personal involvement. To a man, FBI leaders have asserted this will have zero effect on their work. Still, Democrats decry the timing of the firing, as if they would have supported Mr. Trump had he taken this action the day after his inauguration, one month into his Administration, or at any other time.

Newt Gingrich was right when he observed, “If President Trump said the American flag was red, white, and blue, the Democrats would say it is fuchsia.”

What makes the Democratic hysteria hysterical is that so many of them had personally called for the firing of Mr. Comey. Never did any of them say the timing mattered. In fact, they have been beating the “Fire Comey” drumbeat for months. Only when Trump did what they supported did they no longer support their own idea.

Here’s a brief timeline.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (October 30, 2016) – He accused the FBI Director of breaking the Hatch Act, a federal law, by publicly disclosing new information about the Hillary Clinton investigation 11 days ahead of a presidential election. He called on the Director’s removal with a personal letter in which he wrote, “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee (October 31, 2016) – “I have no confidence in him.” He then called on Comey to resign his FBI post.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (November 2, 2016) – “I do not have confidence in him any longer,” he told Bloomberg News.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader (November 2, 2016) – “He’s not right for the job,” she told CNN.

Rep. Maxine Waters (January 13, 2017) – “The FBI Director has no credibility.”

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (January 24, 2017) – “James Comey needs to fade away into oblivion.”

Add the opinion of the New York Daily News Editorial Board – “Comey must resign.” And Newsweek columnist Kurt Eichenwald went even further. “James Comey should not simply be fired as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must be barred forever from any form of public service.”

In the week since the Comey firing, not one of the above eight critics have supported the very move they personally called for. What it is – hypocrisy of the highest order. What it is not – surprising.

About the Author

Luis Gomez is a writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune.