Matthew Vadum


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Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and matthewvadum.blogspot.com, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.

His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at Amazon.com (US), Amazon.ca (Canada), and as an e-book at Kobo (Canada).

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Most Recent Articles by Matthew Vadum:

Commie congressman vows to “eliminate” Trump

Jul 25, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) described President Trump as the nation’s “major criminal” and vowed to “eliminate” him as president should Democrats win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“For me, the major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump, he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House,” Gutierrez said Saturday at Chicago’s Lincoln United Methodist Church. The congressman’s website described the venue as a sanctuary church and said he “spoke to a packed house about the need to defend DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other forms of legal immigration status that are under attack from Republicans and Donald Trump.”

GOP fundraising blowout again in June

Jul 24, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

If you only get your news from the mainstream media you may be forgiven for thinking the Republican Party was going down in flames.

But fundraising figures tell a different story.

June 2017 was a disaster for the Democratic National Committee.

MUELLER EXPANDS HIS PROBE AGAIN

Jul 21, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is yet again expanding the scope of his off-the-rails investigation into the Left’s wacky Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory by examining financial transactions even vaguely related to Russia involving President Trump’s businesses and those of his associates, Bloomberg News reports.

Honest observers recognize that with the election of Donald Trump, the longtime Russophiles of the morally flexible Left flipped on their traditional friends in Moscow faster than you can say Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact or Operation Barbarossa. Ignoring its own history of rampant seditious collaboration with Russia, the Left has now managed to convince many that any past or present connection a Republican has or had to Russia, however trivial, is somehow now retroactively evidence of treason against the United States.

More monkey business from PETA

Jul 20, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is ruining British photographer David Slater’s life.

Six years ago, after spending time encouraging a crested black macaque named Naruto to use a camera to take photographs of itself, Slater hit paydirt. Naruto took two spectacular “selfies” and the photos quickly went viral.

But then Wikimedia Commons posted the photos, claiming they were royalty-free images. Slater demanded the website pay for the photos or take them down. Wikimedia Commons refused, taking the position that the photos were not Slater’s property because the monkey pressed the camera’s shutter on its own.

“I made £2,000 [for that picture] in the first year after it was taken,” he told the BBC in 2014. “After it went on Wikipedia all interest in buying it went. It’s hard to put a figure on it but I reckon I’ve lost £10,000 or more in income. It’s killing my business.”

ORGANIZING FOR ANARCHY

Jul 19, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Former President Obama’s army of community organizing thugs shows no signs of slowing down efforts to protect Obama’s policy legacy and undermine the Trump administration.

Obama directs Organizing for Action, a huge, well-funded 501(c)(4) nonprofit with more than 30,000 volunteers nationwide that doesn’t have to disclose its donors and that is at the head of Obama’s network of left-wing nonprofit groups. OfA, which grew out of Obama’s electoral campaigns, has upwards of 250 offices across America. His other nonprofit, the Barack Obama Foundation, is building Obama’s $675 million presidential library in Chicago. The library is slated to be a hub of left-wing activism.

Indictments come in leaking of federal lawmaker’s sex tape

Jul 17, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Two former employees of Virgin Islands Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D) have been charged in connection with the leaking of naked photos and videos of the congresswoman and her husband Jonathan Buckney-Small online.

Juan McCullum, who worked as general counsel for Plaskett, has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyber-stalking. Dorene Browne-Louis, who worked as scheduler and administrative director for Plaskett, has been indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice but has not been accused of disseminating the stolen media.

In Vermont, the Republicans are nuts too

Jul 17, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) thinks his number one priority should be reassuring Canadians that everything is okay.

Scott said that in Canada there is a mood of “concern, especially initially, about this new administration.”

“They needed some reassurance that we were there fighting on their behalf, and on our behalf as well,” Scott said.

Funny, I thought the governor of Vermont was supposed to safeguard the interests of Vermonters, but what do I know?

SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL ON LIFE SUPPORT

Jul 17, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Senate Republicans’ health care reform legislation that purports to repeal and replace failing Obamacare is currently on life support.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has tried repeatedly but failed in his efforts to bring the proposed “Better Care Act” to the Senate floor for a vote. And he won’t be able to move forward with a vote this week despite his recent promise to do so.

McConnell is using the absence of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) from the nation’s capital as an excuse to put an important procedural vote on the legislation on hold. Moving forward with the bill would allow amendments to be made from the Senate floor.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA

Jul 15, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

It turns out the Moscow-based lawyer whose brief meeting with Trump campaign officials last year was obtained under false pretenses has significant ties to Democrat opposition researchers in the United States and was extended special privileges by the Obama administration.

Could this mean attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya came, or perhaps was sent, to America to hurt Donald Trump’s campaign for president? And if Veselnitskaya had less-than-honorable intentions, what role, if any, did Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee play in this unfolding drama?

The Hill newspaper reports that the Obama administration went to extraordinary lengths to allow Veselnitskaya to enter the U.S. and remain here to complete her business in this country. After Veselnitskaya, who reportedly has several pro-Hillary Clinton and anti-Donald Trump items on her Facebook page, was denied a U.S. visa, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch personally intervened and cleared the way for her to come to this country.

Tucker Carlson on Russia fever

Jul 14, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Fresh from allowing the buffoonish Never Trumper Max Boot to humiliate himself the night before, Tucker Carlson mocked the mainstream media’s crazy obsession with Russia in his opening monologue last night.

TRUMP JR.’S EMAILS UNDERMINE COLLUSION CONSPIRACY THEORY

Jul 12, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Donald Trump Jr. fought back yesterday against the increasingly desperate shrieking from the tinfoil-hat Left by publishing online the emails that led to his innocuous campaign-season meeting a year ago with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

By releasing the chain of emails leading to the much ballyhooed but brief get-together at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, Donald Jr. is hoping to dispel any notion that the Trump campaign somehow colluded with the Russian government to affect the outcome of the November 2016 election. (I wrote about the Trump Jr. meeting story yesterday here at FrontPage before the emails became available.)

The emails do not indicate any knowledge of Russian government wrongdoing, such as hacking, or Trump campaign involvement in such activities. Yet the mainstream media is going berserk, hyping the overheated ravings of leftist idiots like Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) whose disastrous performance in the vice presidential debate against Republican Mike Pence may have helped to sink the Democrat ticket last year.

RINO whackjob Joe Scarborough leaving Republican Party

Jul 11, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Funny, I could have sworn former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) left the Republican Party years ago but apparently he’s only making it official now.

The RINO squish made the announcement during a taping of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” a few hours ago, according to a tweet by Chris Licht, the show’s executive producer.

The MSNBC personality and his “Morning Joe” co-host and fiancée Mika Brzezinski have been extremely critical of President Trump. On Twitter, Trump has responded to their attacks by referring to Scarborough as “Psycho Joe” and his soon-to-be wife as “low-I.Q. Crazy Mika.” The president also claimed Brzezinski “was bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw her last year.

The show is supposed to air at 11:35 Eastern time tonight.

TRUMP JR. DARED TO TALK TO A RUSSIAN WOMAN

Jul 11, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

From the fever swamps of the Left, the unsubstantiated, over-the-top Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory now includes President Trump’s son who now stands accused of a 20-minute meeting with a Russian lawyer who allegedly has Kremlin ties.

This is merely the latest part of the Left’s rolling coup attempt against President Trump.

According to the New York Times, Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr. at the Trump Tower in Manhattan in June last year after his father had secured enough delegates to win the GOP presidential nomination. She got the meeting by claiming she had dirt on Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton.

Another lefty goes to the hoosegow for voter fraud

Jul 10, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Another left-winger is going to jail for committing the crime the Left says doesn’t exist.

Andrew J. Spieles was with a Democrat-affiliated group called Harrisonburg Votes at the time he committed vote fraud, Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller. A federal judge in Virginia recently sentenced the James Madison University student to at least 100 days incarceration for putting dead people on voter rolls.

“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” said a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”