[ASI] I Told You So

March 19th, 2018 at 4:52 pm EDT
Cliff Kincaid
America's Survival, Inc.

Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

Permit me a moment of personal privilege.

As an independent conservative, I have to blow the whistle on something bothering me. Look at this headline on the Drudge Report about Russia-gate Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller:

Well, isn’t that interesting? It links to an article on the website of The Federalist by Daniel Ashman. I had that story last May. Lookie here:  Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump.  It’s all about how Mueller, when he was FBI director, failed to get the culprits in the post-9/11 anthrtax attacks. This is the way journalism works in the media. Credit is not given where credit is due. I don’t know who this guy Ashman is, but he must have been aware of the work I have been doing for years about the anthrax case. I was covering corruption in the FBI going back to the time of the attacks. It turns out that Daniel or Danny Ashman is the author of two books on poker. That makes him a first-rate journalist.


This is a warning not to use the Drudge Report as your home page. All he does is link to the work of others, and he ignores a lot of good work being done elsewhere. For some reason, he thinks The Federalist is worth promoting. It doesn’t bother me so much personally, as it is tragic it takes Drudge (and The Federalist) so long to report the truth.

In a June 2017 column, The FBI’s Pathetic Track Record on Terrorism, I wrote:

Al Qaeda carried out the attacks, in conjunction with the actual 9/11 terrorist hijackings, but Mueller and his people blamed a series of American scientists. Finally, they found one they could blame, Bruce Ivins, who committed suicide following persecution by FBI agents. Ivins was dead and could not defend himself.

The anthrax letters, which carried statements of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” were assumed to be the work of right-wingers working for U.S. government military or civilian labs. One of Mueller’s agents, Richard Lambert, later sued Mueller for botching the probe.

The Federalist is also a favorite of Fox News. They feature a young lady named Bre Peyton on occasion who flashes her naked shoulders. She is the culture reporter of The Federalist. This is how the game is played. A good-looking girl on Fox generates clicks for the on-line publication. Then, if they’re lucky, they get an article linked to on Drudge.

Its publisher is Ben Domenech. He is married to John McCain’s daughter. He was hired then forced to resign by the Washington Post when his record of plagiarism came to light. His bio claims that he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CBS's Face The Nation, but says nothing about the plagiarism.

When Trump became the GOP nominee in 2016, an article on The Federalist  reported the following:

“It [the GOP] has traded statesmanship for xenophobia, it has traded free markets for protectionism, it has traded the higher principles of our better angels for the belief in party identity politics,” he [Domenech] said. “That is why they are getting 0 percent of the black vote in Pennsylvania. That is why you’re going to continue to see this kind of race-baiting approach to politics. I think it’s completely true that this is the end of the party of Lincoln.”

The end of the GOP? The article about his TV appearance said:

Domenech said the Trump campaign’s decision to select [Rep.Mike] Pence as his running mate may not have enough appeal in swing states like Florida. “Picking someone like Mike Pence is not going to bring [those who have been resisting Trump] back onto the Republican wagon this time around — particularly swing voters and independents who he needs to appeal to,” he said.

That worked out well for him as a prediction, huh? Trump took Florida and Pennsylvania – and the White House.

The Federalist identifies itself as a wholly independent division of FDRLST Media. Their funding is a mystery.

For America’s Survival,

Cliff Kincaid,




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