Matthew Vadum

Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at (US), (Canada), and as an e-book at Kobo (Canada).Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

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Show Me The Wall Money

Mar 16, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Show Me The Wall Money
The Trump administration is holding firm in negotiations with lawmakers by refusing to swap temporary border wall funding for a temporary extension of a controversial Obama-era program that shields young illegal aliens from deportation, according to reports.

The president has been accused of sending mixed messages in recent months about immigration and border security, so this apparently principled stance ought to please the president’s conservative electoral base which has been questioning his commitment to fixing the nation’s immigration-related problems. The administration is insisting on wall funding, limiting or ending chain migration, and abolishing the diversity green card lottery.

Democrats vs. ICE

Mar 14, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Democrats vs. ICE
As Trump Derangement Syndrome drives the increasingly bold radical wing of the Democratic Party to flex its muscles, a proposal to abolish the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agency is well on its way to becoming part of the Democratic Party’s platform.

This leftist temper tantrum isn’t just a rejection of ICE – it is a wholesale repudiation of borders and immigration laws, that is, of the idea of the United States as a sovereign nation. It is beyond crazy.

Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union summed things up nicely on Fox News Channel yesterday:

California vs. USA

Mar 10, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

California vs. USA
The Trump administration launched a long overdue legal assault this week on grotesquely unconstitutional new state laws in California that punish compliance with federal immigration laws and provide legal cover for state and local officials to continue brazenly flouting immigration laws and obstructing federal agents trying to enforce them.

Under the longstanding doctrine in American constitutional law known as “dual sovereignty,” states cannot be compelled to enforce federal immigration laws, but they are obliged not to hinder their enforcement. The so-called sanctuary cities that form the bulk of the sanctuary movement really ought to be called traitor cities because they are in open rebellion against the United States, just like the slave states that seceded from the Union before the Civil War.

Facebook’s Digital Reign of Terror

Mar 9, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Facebook's Digital Reign of Terror
Social media behemoth Facebook launched a full-scale assault on President Donald Trump and conservatives earlier this year that has seen engagement on Trump’s Facebook posts plummet by 45 percent.

The crackdown on conservatives and the Republican Party’s standard-bearer came after a year of unyielding pressure from the mainstream media, politicians, and Facebook employees after President Trump’s stunning electoral upset in November 2016. The Left’s farfetched Russia-Trump electoral collusion conspiracy theory scapegoated Facebook, claiming the website spread Russian propaganda and fake news that helped Trump beat the yet-to-be-indicted Hillary Clinton.

Cohn Quits

Mar 7, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Cohn Quits
After failing to dissuade President Trump from imposing potentially counter-productive tariffs on imported metals, the man regarded as the driving force behind the administration’s tax reforms and regulatory rollback said yesterday he will leave the White House in coming weeks.

Director of the National Economic Council (NEC) Gary D. Cohn said in a statement that he enjoyed working on “pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform.”

Cowardice in the UCLA Faculty Lounge

Mar 2, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Cowardice in the UCLA Faculty Lounge
College Republicans at UCLA have set a very dangerous precedent by inviting, then abruptly disinviting, the iconoclastic conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus.

This capitulation by conservatives who ought to know better undermines the conservative movement and emboldens the anti-free speech campus Left. It is also disturbing proof of just how far politically correct dogma has penetrated conservative thinking. This morale-killing sellout comes 13 months after the night of Feb. 1-2, 2017, when leftist UC Berkeley students and Antifa thugs rioted to prevent Yiannopoulos from delivering a David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored speech demanding the end of “sanctuary campuses” that harbor illegal aliens.

Trump 2020: Making America Even Greater

Feb 28, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

A little over a year after he became president in the greatest electoral upset in American history, Donald Trump has officially launched his 2020 reelection campaign and has hired 2016 campaign alumnus Brad Parscale as his new campaign manager, his campaign announced yesterday.

Although Trump filed papers for his reelection effort on Inauguration Day in 2017 and reportedly began spending money on the 2020 campaign during the presidential transition period, hiring someone to lead the campaign is proof that Trump is serious about sticking around in Washington until January 2025. And, to boot, Trump made history yesterday by kicking off his reelection campaign just one year and 38 days into his presidency, the earliest of any American president ever.

The Democrats’ Deeply Dishonest Memo

Feb 26, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The Democrats' Deeply Dishonest Memo
The Democrats’ deeply dishonest rebuttal to the congressional report on the Obama administration’s abuses of surveillance authority came out on the weekend as the House intel chief seemed to threaten to abolish the secret court that granted the abusive requests.

There is “clear evidence” that Democrats are trying to cover up their involvement in a massive plot to undermine the electoral process and that they colluded with parts of the government, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said mid-afternoon Saturday from the main stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, D.C.

Soros Buying a Texas DA Seat

Feb 23, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Soros Buying a Texas DA Seat
Leftist billionaire George Soros has been pouring big money into a Texas district attorney race as part of his effort to install extremist prosecutors across America who will protect lawless so-called sanctuary cities that obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law.

We already knew that pressure groups funded by Soros are litigating to keep U.S. ports-of-entry wide open to terrorists and other people who hate America. And leftist propaganda shops like the Brennan Center for Justice, which has taken in about $23 million from Soros since 2000, have churned out reports arguing that state judicial systems need to be reshaped to more closely follow the Left’s agenda.

Amoral Soros denounces coal, buys coal stock: Yours truly is quoted in the Daily Caller

Feb 21, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Amoral Soros denounces coal, buys coal stock
I’m quoted in the Daily Caller today in a piece by fellow investigative reporter Richard Pollock titled, “George Soros Makes Massive Financial Investments On Fossil Fuels.”

Soros is an amoral pig* so of course he howls about global warming but at the same time invests in the very industries that his co-religionists blame for global warming.

George Soros Makes Massive Financial Investments On Fossil Fuels

Mueller Comes Up Short—Again

Feb 21, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Mueller Comes Up Short--Again
A Dutch lawyer unconnected to the unproven claim the Trump campaign somehow colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election has pled guilty to lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators.

This failure – yet again – to indict a Trump campaign official in connection with the campaign’s allegedly collusive behavior appears to constitute another tacit admission by Mueller that the Left’s electoral collusion conspiracy theory that he was commissioned to investigate is utter nonsense. Charging all these people with lying, instead of with anything related to collusion, is likely a prosecutorial tactic to pressure somebody somewhere into doing something. Mueller’s real target seems to be former Trump campaign manager Paul J. Manafort Jr.

ANTIFA Thugs Target ICE

Feb 19, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The anarchist thugs of Antifa are branching out into obstructing immigration law enforcement, apparently no longer content with shutting down conservative speakers and beating up those they promiscuously label “fascists.”

A case in point was last Thursday, Feb. 15, when about 70 activists surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) van that was attempting to enter the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. The anarchists chanted “no more deportations,” “Trump and Pence must go,” “f—k ICE,” as well as slogans in the Spanish language.

Florida’s High School Spree-Killing—As Democrat Fundraising Opportunity

Feb 15, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Florida's High School Spree-Killing--As Democrat Fundraising Opportunity
After a disturbed former student shot and killed at least 17 people yesterday afternoon at a Miami-area high school, the gun-grabbing Left demanded even more regulation of firearms, which, despite constitutional protections, are already the most heavily regulated consumer good in America.

President Trump expressed sympathy for the victims. “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” Trump tweeted.

When Ellison Broke Bread With Farrakhan

Feb 14, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

When Ellison Broke Bread With Farrakhan
After publicly repudiating his former colleagues at the Nation of Islam, DNC deputy chairman Keith Ellison dined with the group’s notorious leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, according to reports.

The jihadist-friendly Ellison, a Democrat congressman representing Minnesota, is a former co-chairman of the Communist-linked Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Although Ellison was not a senior Democratic Party official in 2013, now that his DNC post makes him much more than a fringe figure in his party, the meeting takes on a greater, darker significance for Democrats, putting them in bed with raging genocidal anti-Semites, Muslim terrorists, and other enemies of the United States.

Obama Knew

Feb 8, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Obama KnewFormer President Obama wanted “to know everything” the FBI was doing in its investigation into claims that Russia was interfering in the 2016 election, a new report suggests, raising the specter of a sitting president becoming involved in a plot to rig the 2016 election.

It was a year ago the outlines of a Watergate-like conspiracy emerged in which a term-limited Democrat president used the privacy-invading apparatus of the state to spy on a Republican presidential candidate. Watergate differed in that President Nixon didn’t get involved in the plot against the Democratic National Committee until later as an accomplice after the fact.

But this new evidence suggests Obama may have been part of a sinister anti-democratic cabal from the beginning.

The Left’s Memo Hysteria

Feb 6, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The Left's Memo Hysteria
Democrats and other left-wingers melted down in unison over the weekend after the release of a congressional memo asserting that Obama-era officials relied on the discredited Trump-Russia dossier to obtain court-ordered foreign-intelligence wiretaps against U.S. citizens in a bid to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election.

The extended freakout came after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence publicly unveiled a newly declassified four-page report detailing intelligence surveillance abuses perpetrated by the Obama administration during the past election cycle. As expected, the document confirmed more or less all the terrible things we’ve been hearing about the disgraced Federal Bureau of Investigation and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Justice.

Memo confirms everything Democrats tried to suppress

Feb 4, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Memo confirms everything Democrats tried to suppress
The official House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo about intelligence surveillance abuses perpetrated during the 2016 election cycle finally came out today. It confirms the terrible things we’ve been hearing about the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Justice. The Left tried to use the power of government to rig a presidential election, and then when that failed, to frame Donald Trump for an offense he did not commit.

The memo is devastating. It shows how corrupt and downright evil many players in the nation’s capital are. No wonder Democrats shrieked so loudly in protest of the memo’s release: it indicts them. (Full memo here.)

The New York Times’ Fact-Check Fail

Feb 2, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The New York Times' Fact-Check Fail
Conservatives already knew reporters at the New York Times were a joke, but their fact-checking article on President Trump’s first State of the Union address deserves to be held up to special ridicule.

The spectacle of a State of the Union address – especially a wildly successful one that seems to be boosting the standing of the one who delivered it – gave the Times the opportunity to conveniently deny Trump credit for his accomplishments all in one place, instead of spreading the niggardly naysaying out over days of articles.

FBI’s War on The Memo

Feb 1, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

FBI's War on The Memo
The increasingly embattled Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a preemptive strike yesterday against the hotly anticipated foreign surveillance abuse memo in hopes of discrediting the document before it is released in coming days.

The public relations effort came as more evidence became available about the questionable behind-the-scenes conduct of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly tried to use his authority to undermine President Trump’s campaign.


Jan 30, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

MEMO TIME, Shock waves in the FBI’s – and Democrats’ – corridor
Divided on partisan lines, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted yesterday to make public a memo asserting the FBI relied on the discredited Trump-Russia dossier to obtain court-ordered foreign-intelligence wiretaps against U.S. citizens, a breathtaking abuse of power.

The document is already generating shock waves in Washington, even though few on Capitol Hill are said to have read it.