Merrick Garland Must Address His Role in Dropping Charges Against Capitol Bomber

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) called upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland at his confirmation hearing this Monday about his role in dismissing a misconduct complaint against a magistrate judge who improperly dismissed an indictment against a co-conspirator and fugitive Elizabeth Ann Duke for the 1983 bombing […]

Biden Moves to Protect Pro-China Confucius Institutes on Campus

Concern over new President Joe Biden’s cozy relationship and family ties to China has only grown in the early weeks of his administration, with nominees for critical foreign policy positions characterized as soft on the communist nation. And then there’s his move to erase requirements for transparency about Chinese influence on America’s students in K-12 and college institutions. Last week Biden’s Department […]

Acquit Trump or Censure Schumer

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) called upon the U.S. Senate to acquit former President Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial for exercising his First Amendment rights or else censure Senator Chuck Schumer for threatening Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.  Last March, Schumer addressed a cheering activist crowd during the oral argument on a […]

FISA Court Shamefully Protects the Swamp

This letter to the editor by NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar appears in the Wall Street Journal today: Your editorial “A Pass for Kevin Clinesmith” (Jan. 30)—condemning the slap on the wrist of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who was sentenced only to probation by Obama-appointed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge James Boasberg for altering a […]

Eric Schmidt’s Massive Conflicts of Interest

For a while after Joe Biden was recognized as the victor in the November presidential election, political punditry wondered which direction he would go: pro- or anti-Big Tech? That has been clearly answered, as Biden installed several Silicon Valley influencers on his transition team, which in turn have helped populate his administration with former Big […]

Is Hunter Biden’s Artistic ‘Career’ a Vehicle to Shield Sources of Foreign Income?

In the New York Post today, Isabel Vincent and Jon Levine describe Hunter Biden’s alleged new career as an abstract artist. From the article: Last year, a federal watchdog called on the Department of Justice to launch “a full investigation” of Hunter Biden, who they claim did not register under federal Foreign Agent Registration Act […]

One America News Network: NLPC’s Kamenar Criticizes Clinesmith Probation

Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, is interviewed by John Hines on One America News Network on the sentencing of Kevin Clinesmith. A former FBI lawyer, Clinesmith forged an email that was presented to a FISA court, resulting in the investigation of Carter Page. Clinesmith received probation instead of prison, which […]

‘Miscarriage of Justice’ as Clinesmith Gets Slap on the Wrist

Federal Judge James E. Boasberg, who also presides over the secret Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court (FISC), sentenced former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith to probation instead of prison as he had requested at his sentencing hearing this morning. NLPC filed a sentencing memorandum with the court earlier in the week calling upon the judge to incarcerate […]

Labor Secretary Nominee Walsh is Soft on Union Violence and Corruption

When Joe Biden campaigned for president, he vowed to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” He wasn’t kidding. His nominee for labor secretary, Marty Walsh, once headed a union himself. And for these past seven years, as mayor of Boston, he has displayed a tendency to look past criminal activity by certain local […]