Matthew Vadum


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).Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

Most Recent Articles by Matthew Vadum:

Unmasking Antifa Using the Rule of Law

Jul 14, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Unmasking Antifa Using the Rule of Law
A new bill called the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” seeks enhanced penalties against rioters and others who use clothing to conceal their identities while committing certain crimes.

One of the reasons federal prosecutors were unable to secure convictions against all but a handful of the accused #DisruptJ20 rioters is because positive identification has been impossible in many cases.


#WALKAWAY’S THREAT TO DEMOCRATS’ BASE

Jul 12, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

#WALKAWAY'S THREAT TO DEMOCRATS’ BASE
The grassroots #WalkAway movement aimed at getting disaffected Democrats to publicly and conspicuously abandon their increasingly radical, intolerant party is rapidly gaining steam.

The movement, founded in late May by gay hairstylist Brandon Straka, encourages Americans to share their personal stories of disillusionment with the Democratic Party and abandon, or “walk away,” from the party. #WalkAway primarily encourages the rejection of Democrat radicalism, as opposed to proselytizing on behalf of the Republican Party or Donald Trump.


PRESSURE TO BREAK UP FACEBOOK BUILDS

Jul 10, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

PRESSURE TO BREAK UP FACEBOOK BUILDS
America’s largest communications union, the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America (CWA), has joined an activist coalition called Freedom from Facebook that seeks to break up the monopolistic social media giant.

So far the groups supporting the Freedom From Facebook coalition are predominantly left-wing. Among them are MoveOn.org and Public Citizen. Facebook has about 2 billion users worldwide.


FORMER BLM ACTIVIST EXPOSES LEFT’S EXPLOITATION OF THE MOVEMENT

Jul 9, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The Left is using blacks and the compromised Black Lives Matter movemen
The Left is using blacks and the compromised Black Lives Matter movement to launch a violent civil war in the United States, according to a popular viral video by a former Black Lives Matter activist.

The video has been receiving a great deal of attention from conservatives because it gives voice to concerns and anxieties expressed by Trump supporters in this time of escalating hostility and physical violence against those who support the Trump administration.


EPA’S SCOTT PRUITT, FALLEN AMERICAN HERO

Jul 6, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

EPA’S SCOTT PRUITT, FALLEN AMERICAN HERO
Radical environmentalists claimed a Trump cabinet member’s scalp yesterday as they forced out a great American patriot, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, under a cloud of largely invented ethics scandals.

Nothing Pruitt did in office was unforgivable. Nothing he did was even particularly bad.


LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA OFFICIALS PROCEEDING

Jul 5, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Saucier
​New proof the FBI slow-walked and undermined its own investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email abuses has given a former Navy sailor pardoned by President Trump new determination to press on with a malicious prosecution lawsuit against senior members of the Obama administration.

“You know, these people aren’t above the law,” said Kristian Saucier, a former submariner. “But apparently, they are. And I’m going to fight that until—and you know, as long as there’s a breath in me, I’m going to fight that.”

He added:


CLEVELAND TERRORIST ATTACK THWARTED

Jul 3, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

CLEVELAND TERRORIST ATTACK THWARTED
The FBI has reportedly foiled a potentially devastating Muslim terrorist attack a homegrown al-Qaeda supporter planned for Independence Day celebrations in terrorist-infected Ohio this week.

The suspect, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, is a violent, convicted felon known for expressing support for al-Qaeda. Pitts was preparing an attack in Cleveland. He was arrested Sunday morning and charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Pitts reportedly has a long criminal rap sheet, including for felonious assault, domestic violence, and aggravated robbery. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Ruiz in Cleveland on Monday afternoon. A preliminary hearing and a detention review have been scheduled for July 5, the Washington Times reports.


DSAer Wins a Seat in Congress

Jul 2, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

DSAer Wins a Seat in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezA radical leftist upstart’s unexpected primary trouncing of a key member of the House Democratic leadership is sending shockwaves through the Democratic Party establishment.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member and first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old of Puerto Rican ancestry, crushed longtime U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, a 56-year Irish-American Catholic, in the primary election June 26 for the 14th congressional district in New York, covering parts of the boroughs of Queens and The Bronx. Ocasio-Cortez, who previously worked as an organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, garnered 57.5 percent of the vote compared to the 42.5 percent Crowley earned.


Media Censorship Reaches Live Theatre

Jun 29, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Media Censorship Reaches Live Theatre
A far-left activist group called Amazon Watch helped to kill an honest review of a play that shows how radical environmentalists performed a major hatchet-job on oil giant Chevron, according to the play’s co-author.

The play, called The $18-Billion Prize, was written by Phelim McAleer and Jonathan Leaf. This example of “documentary theater” recounts aspects of the company’s famous battle with radical environmentalists over alleged pollution in the Amazon region of Ecuador. It is based on actual trial testimony from a six-week corruption trial centering on the activities of one lawyer-gangster known as Steven Donziger. In that trial the court found that an $18 billion judgment obtained against Chevron was based on bribery and blackmail of judges in Ecuador.


Brotherhood-Linked Congressman Running To Be AG Of Minnesota

Jun 8, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Brotherhood-Linked Congressman Running To Be AG Of Minnesota
Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison is giving up his ultra-safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to run for the post of attorney general of Minnesota, a risky move in a state that isn’t as radically left-wing as his home district.

The primary election is Aug. 14.


Antifa Supporter Monetizes Dubious Notoriety

Jun 3, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Antifa Supporter Monetizes Dubious Notoriety
For someone who hates America and the capitalism that has made it wealthy and powerful, far-left activist Ismael Chamu has a gift for self-promotion and raising money.

When he was charged with vandalizing private property with racist, pro-Antifa graffiti urging revolutionary violence to overthrow the existing system, the fourth-year University of California at Berkeley student of Mexican ancestry successfully monetized his status as a revolutionary by raising more than $85,000 in mere days through crowdfunding after a Los Angeles Times puff piece highlighted his tough living conditions.

“Ismael constantly scrambles to find shelter and enough food for himself and his siblings while working a campus job, leading a student club and trying to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology,” according to the Times sob story.


The Continuous Clinton Comeback

May 27, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The Continuous Clinton Comeback
Written off as washed up by some after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, the Clinton family shows no signs of disengaging from left-wing politics or public life anytime soon.

Recent activity by the Clintons suggests they are trying both to breathe new life into their troubled family philanthropy and to remain relevant to electoral politics.


Radical Dems Rising

May 25, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Radical Dems Rising
Radical in-your-face left-wing candidates are gaining new electoral momentum in the already radical Democratic Party.

As Townhall’s Matt Vespa opines, far-left candidates have been making “a meal of the establishment, knocking off the more centrist candidates in primaries across the country.”


SPIES LIKE OBAMA?

May 21, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

SPIES LIKE OBAMA
On Sunday a justifiably outraged President Trump called for the former Obama administration to be investigated for its unprecedented and profoundly un-American spying and sabotage operation against the 2016 Trump campaign.

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the [Federal Bureau of Investigation/Department of Justice] infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Trump tweeted Sunday at 1:37 p.m.


Featured Op-Ed: Antifa Demands Show Trial

May 19, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Featured Op-Ed: Antifa Demands Show Trial, At the University of Texas

This article originally appeared in American Spectator, May 18, 2018.

An Antifa group took its call for “revolutionary violence” against the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert L. Reece to the next level by scheduling a Maoist-style campus show trial for the academic based on thinly-sourced sex abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend and ideological deviations from the ultra-leftist group’s official orthodoxies.

Originally scheduled for May 3, the show trial was changed to May 10, according to the Facebook page of the Revolutionary Student Front–Austin. Unlike a lot of communist and anarchist groups whose members hang out in cafes and do little for their cause, RSF is known for taking action. For example, earlier this year the group vandalized a campus war memorial to mark International Women’s Day.


MICHAEL AVENATTI, THE DEEP STATE TOOL

May 16, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

MICHAEL AVENATTI, THE DEEP STATE TOOL
Trump antagonist and left-wing character assassin Michael Avenatti, whom Tucker Carlson has taken to calling “that creepy porn lawyer,” is threatening to sue journalists for a conservative-leaning media outlet for defamation for daring to report on the attorney’s highly questionable ethics and business dealings.

Avenatti’s uncharacteristic loss of self-control could indicate that the attorney is beginning to realize his vexatious lawsuit against President Trump to free plastic surgery-addicted X-rated film star Stormy Daniels to talk about the alleged affair she had with Trump – that she has already talked about at length over and over and over – is about to collapse.


SOROS BUYING SAN DIEGO DA RACE

May 11, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

SOROS BUYING SAN DIEGO DA RACE
Leftist billionaire George Soros is injecting big money into a San Diego district attorney race as part of his larger effort to install extremist prosecutors across America who will refuse to enforce inconvenient laws that liberals and progressives don’t like.

Soros, who turns 88 in August, has been underwriting district attorney races across America in an effort to dismantle the criminal justice system, empty the prisons, and sabotage the enforcement of immigration laws. Soros supports state and local efforts to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and wants to cripple police in order to advance the neo-Marxist abstraction known as social justice that simplistically breaks the world down into race, class, and sex or gender. Radicals claim that American laws and institutions are inherently corrupt and that these systems protect, for example, wealthy, white, native-born, non-disabled males at the expense of everyone else.


JUDGE CALLS OUT MUELLER FOR WITCH HUNT

May 9, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

JUDGE CALLS OUT MUELLER FOR WITCH HUNT

A federal trial judge’s merciless thrashing of lawyers for out-of-control Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecuting Paul Manafort suggests that the former Trump campaign manager’s conviction on unrelated bank fraud charges may not be the foregone conclusion the media keeps telling us it is.

The independent-minded behavior of T.S. Ellis III at a May 4 hearing on a motion to dismiss charges against Manafort seems so unlike that of so many of his applause-seeking brethren on the federal bench. It also seems to indicate there are still federal judges out there who are not establishment toadies shackled in thrall-like servility to the Deep State. (A transcript of the day’s proceedings may be viewed here.)


MICHAEL COHEN’S PHONES WERE MONITORED

May 6, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

MICHAEL COHEN’S PHONES WERE MONITORED
An error-strewn report by NBC News that out-of-control Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators placed a wiretap on the telephone lines of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen set off a firestorm in the nation’s capital and on cable news network programs yesterday.

This is part of the Barack Obama-led anti-democratic insurgency that continues trying to oust the duly elected 45th president of the United States from the White House. Democrats, and more than a few Republicans on Capitol Hill, refuse to accept that the irretrievably corrupt Democrat Hillary Clinton was flattened by Republican Trump in a fair fight and they support the Left’s rolling coup attempt.


SHE’S BACK

May 3, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

SHE'S BACK, The endlessly unlikable Hillary refuses to leave the stage
No matter how much sane Democrat strategists desperately want her to go away, Hillary Clinton refuses to leave the stage.

“As the 2020 presidential race ramps up, plenty of top Democrats we talk to would prefer new energy and faces to Clinton nostalgia/redemption,” Axios reports.

That’s an understatement.