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The Liberal response to the IG’s Special Counsel Report

Written By | Jun 19, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS: The IG’s Special Counsel Report has brought out a predictable Liberal response. Since the release of the IG report, Lawyer Nick Fortuna, Writer Richard Cohen, and Attorney Alan Dershowitz all offer a different liberal response to the conclusions reached by Michael Horowitz.

Trial Attorney Nick Fortuna

Nick Fortuna, a trial attorney and Fox Contributor, was sharing his liberal response to the IG Special Counsel Report on Fox News today. His views concerning the Special Counsel Report covering the FBI and Justice Department’s treatment of Hillary Clinton in their investigation of her personal emails are typical.

His three rapid-fire excuses countering the Special Counsel’s report were delivered in one long sentence, to wit:

  • James Comey, faced with an ineffectual Justice Department, had to “do something!” to “save the country” from bad decisions.
  • Donald Trump, the candidate and the President, is so provocative, he inspired the dirty deeds by top FBI and Justice Department officials.
  • Everyone wanted Hillary to be president anyway.

Wow! Are these the arguments of an attorney who is a law school graduate, passing a bar exam somewhere?

New York Times writer Roger Cohen

Now, let us turn to an editorial in the June 16 edition of the hyper-critical New York Times. Writer Roger Cohen, has created a new rung on psychiatry’s “Trump Derangement Syndrome” test of sanity scale. He has shared with us a maniacal dream about our president in Trump’s Envy of Ki, Jong-un..

The last sentence of his editorial: “You can’t make this stuff up,” pretty much summarizes his entire premise

According to his psycho dream:

“This, the last hangover of Stalinist totalitarianism, must be the society for which Trump yearns as, remote control in hand, he wanders the corridors of the White House searching for Melania or a late-night burger. It’s one in which prostration to the leader is the norm, critical thought is punishable with death, and the whole tedious apparatus of American constitutional democracy — checks and balances, the rule of law, a free press, an independent judiciary — has been relegated to history’s trash heap.”

Cohen presumably is a fellow traveler of a reporter who recently asked the president about his recently glowing descriptions of Kim.

“Why,” she asked, “would you glorify such a murderer?”

His reply was, as usual, succinct and to the point.

“Because I want to save you and your family from nuclear annihilation.”

Where, oh where, has liberals’ common sense gone?

Do liberals really prefer a nuclear war to giving President Trump a win? Millions decimated for want of “The Art of the Deal”?


Giving Mr. Cohen the benefit of the doubt, one notes his extensive education, travel and foreign reporting.

He has said elsewhere that,

“Living through a war in Europe was a harrowing experience in many ways, but I think for everyone there of my pampered generation, it was also an education. In war, you see people pushed to their limits. To try to evoke that, to convey those experiences and so to impact government policy when governments are doing their best to ignore terrible things – that can be rewarding in more lasting ways than most journalism.”

In other words, Mr. Cohen seems to be saying “Do something!” to stop such atrocities. Wait, isn’t that exactly what our President is doing?

Alan Dershowitz, Esq. response

Let us wrap up with a few counter words of one of Mr. Cohen’s fellows, democrat constitutional lawyer and Clinton voter, Alan Dershowitz, about our president and his abilities to deal with tyrants:

“He knows how to make a deal. He knows how to walk away from the table, he knows how to offer to come back to the table. I’m certainly not going to second guess our president when it comes to negotiating with North Korea.”

Even Mr. Cohen should be able to appreciate that a nice compliment works better than words of censure when one is trying to negotiate a deal. Are Cohen’s vanities and elite sensibilities so delicate that he cannot even recognize Trump’s usual “good cop/bad cop” tactic as it plays out before his eyes?

If our president is even remotely close to saving Portland, Oregon, Guam, or L.A. from a nuclear attack, perhaps we can stop the nay-saying for now.

A safe world was never a partisan issue. We all want to survive the nuclear threat. President Trump deserves all the support he can get as he undertakes his life-affirming work in North Korea.


Karen Hagestad Cacy

Karen Hagestad Cacy, of Colorado Springs, is a former Washington speechwriter and transportation lobbyist. Raised in Portland, Oregon, she holds a BA degree in Russian and Middle East Studies from Portland State University (and American University in Cairo.) Her four novels are available on She is also the author of two plays.