12/18/2018 05:16 CDT


SPECULATION BUILDS THAT FEDERAL JUDGE WILL ADMONISH MUELLER OVER DUBIOUS FLYNN PROSECUTION; ISIKOFF NOW SAYS SMEAR DOSSIER WAS FALSE; HILLARY WAS POISED TO USE DOSSIER AUTHOR TO FIGHT 2016 ELECTION LOSS


TODAY’S TOP TEN

SHOWDOWN SET TODAY IN FEDERAL COURT OVER FLYNN PLEA

TOP REPUBLICAN PREDICTS FLYNN GUILTY PLEA will be thrown out today, citing FBI “misconduct.” Fox News.

  • Mueller releases redacted Flynn interview report after judge’s order. Fox News.

JOURNALIST ISIKOFF NOW SAYS MOST of the dossier’s major allegations are probably false. Chuck Ross.

SPY AND SMEAR DOSSIER AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER STEELE admits he was hired by Hillary Clinton to challenge 2016 election. ZeroHedge.

GOP INCUMBENT LAMAR ALEXANDER ANNOUNCES retirement from U.S. Senate, launching a scramble for a replacement in Tennessee. NTK Network.

ERIC HOLDER, LIBERAL GROUPS FIGHT Wisconsin’s early voting safeguards in federal court. Washington Times.

CALIFORNIA THROWS A WRENCH IN DEMOCRATIC presidential race by moving up primary to March 2020. Legal Insurrection.

CBS BOARD SAYS FIRED FORMER CEO LES MOONVES won’t get a dime of his $120 million severance package. Deadline.

HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN WIN WISCONSIN again in upcoming election. Matt Batzel.

WATCHDOG GROUP NAMES TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS “top ethics violators of 2018.” Daily Wire.

JOHN LOTT DESTROYS LEFT’S GO-TO gun control study. Breitbart.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Comey says hit to FBI’s reputation has nothing to do with him. Daily Caller.
  • Melania Trump’s office slams media coverage of First Lady. Fox News.
  • Lindsey Graham: They hunted Flynn down. Real Clear Politics.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • Parrot used Amazon Alexa to order items while his owner was away. Fox 5 New York.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@JackPosobiec) Decades from now when General Flynn’s service record is finally declassified there’s a lot of people who are going to look absolutely horrible for how they treated this America hero. Tweet.
  • (@mtracey) Maria Butina: did not engage in “spycraft” in any meaningful sense, did not trade sex for access (a grotesque smear), has been locked in solitary confinement for months. If she wasn’t Russian, this would be denounced as the blatant political show prosecution it so obviously is. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • MOONVES DOESN’T GET A PENNY Drudge.