First Right: Thursday, May 18, 2017


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05/18/2017 05:14 CDT


DEMS, MEDIA MANEUVER TO GET FBI SPECIAL COUNSEL JUST AS IMPEACHMENT FEVER GROWS; POLLS FINDS GOP MASSIVELY DISTRUSTS MEDIA


TODAY’S TOP 10

DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON HAS IMPEACHMENT FEVER

FBI APPOINTS SPECIAL COUNSEL TO LOOK AT RUSSIA

DEPUTY AG APPOINTS ROBERT MUELLER to look at possible Russian interference in election. Washington Post.

TREY GOWDY: A NEW YORK TIMES headline is a long way from a conviction. The Blaze.

  • Under the Obama precedent, no Trump obstruction of justice. Andrew McCarthy.

  • Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome. Reason.

  • Comey has long history of subtly playing politics. The Federalist.

  • Five times the Obama administration leaked classified information. Daily Wire.

  • Kaine raises prospect of Trump committing obstruction of justice. Free Beacon.

  • Sen. Angus King: Not ready to call for impeachment. NTK Network.

  • MSNBC begins airing Watergate promo. NewsBusters.

PEW POLL FINDS HUGE GAP between Democrats and GOP on whether media acts like a watchdog. NewsBusters.

CNN’S DAVID GREGORY WHINES and denies Fox News charge that CNN’s coverage is activism, not journalism. NewsBusters.

TRUMP APPARENTLY RULES OUT moving U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in near future. Hot Air.

TRUMP MAY BE PLANNING massive cuts to federal “green” energy programs. Daily Caller.

THE OUTSIDERS WHO WERE BEHIND the booing of Betsy DeVos. Real Clear Politics.

WHAT WOULD TRUMP’S PROPOSED Arab NATO look like? Hot Air.

HERE ARE THE 7 DEMOCRATS most likely to run for president in 2020. Daily Wire.

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR QUITS the alt-Left, calling it a “cult” and religious ideology. Ace of Spades HQ.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • America’s heartland is critical to our future. Joel Kotkin.

  • Comey strategized himself out of a job. Victor Davis Hanson.

  • 12 ways the Southern Poverty Law Center is a scam to profit from hate-mongering. The Federalist.


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Media reach peak meltdown over new Russia controversies. Lifezette.

  • CNN befuddled when reminded Obama leaked classified information. Daily Wire.

  • Sally Yates: Yes, I am a Democrat. NTK Network.


TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE?

  • “Nothing but a bullsh-ter,” is Obama’s assessment of Trump, according to a magazine. People.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@MarkSimoneNY) If Comey is supposed to be such a detailed note taker on meetings, why no notes taken during the Hillary interrogation? Tweet.

  • (@AriFleischer) I assume then you corrected Attorney General Holder when he called President Obama his "wingman"... Tweet.


DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • JUSTICE NAMES SPECIAL COUNSEL; DEMS POLL-TEST IMPEACHMENT; COMEY KEPT NOTES ON PHONE CALLS Drudge.