Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland

Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cleveland is a former full-time university faculty member and now teaches as an adjunct from time to time.

As a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of a young son with cystic fibrosis, Cleveland frequently writes on cultural issues related to parenting and special-needs children. Cleveland is on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.

FBI Raid On Oleg Deripaska Is Bad For Russia Collusion Hoaxers, Not Trump

Oleg Deripaska may well be the player that proves the downfall of Christopher Steele.

Special Counsel Filing Reveals More About Alfa Bank Conspiracy Theory

This indicates the Alfa Bank angle of the John Durham investigation extends beyond Michael Sussmann and that several more players might still face potential criminal jeopardy.

4 Things We Learned From Christopher Steele’s Hulu Documentary

The interview consisted of but a handful of interesting tidbits sprinkled throughout the heavily produced profile on Russia hoaxer Christopher Steele.

Arizona 2020 Vote Audit Finds Potentially Election-Shifting Numbers Of Illegal Ballots

While the reports made several significant findings supporting former President Trump’s complaints about the 2020 election, the corporate media ignored those aspects of the audit.

All House Democrats But One Vote For Ghastly Abortion Bill

All House Democrats except one voted to support a bill to mandate virtually unlimited abortions until the moment of birth nationwide.

5 False Narratives About The Spygate Indictment Of Michael Sussmann

The biggest backers of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax have already exonerated Sussmann. That fits a long pattern of them downplaying every advance in investigation into their hoax.

Obama-Appointed Judge Wrongly Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Twitter In Hunter Biden Laptop Case

In an attempt to obtain some semblance of justice, The Mac Shop owner sued Twitter for defamation. Now his business is closed, his case is thrown out, and Twitter wants him to pay the attorney fees.

Federal Court Expected To Address Constitutionality Of Vaccine Mandates In Puerto Rico Case

The case heard Tuesday on the extreme government measure is one of the most advanced of the cases in litigation, and may well be the landmark case that reaffirms or overrules Jacobson.

Democrat Lawyer Michael Sussmann Indicted For Lying To FBI About His Role In Russia Collusion Hoax

Evidence shows Sussmann was entangled in the scandal involving the Clinton campaign, multiple internet companies, two federally-funded university researchers, and a complicit media.

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Knew Of Hunter Biden’s Missing Laptop As Early As December 2019

The FBI had knowledge that a second laptop had been stolen from Hunter Biden and that laptop contained material making the Biden family a national security risk, subject to Russian influence.

Joe Biden’s Press Conference On Afghanistan Only Reinforced His Administration’s Incompetence

Joe Biden and his team cannot duck questions forever. And the questions will only get more difficult with the passing days.

No, Biden Can’t Blame Trump For The Afghanistan Withdrawal Disaster

Under Biden’s direct command, the Taliban reportedly seized hundreds of U.S. Humvees, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, and several million-dollar U.S. drones.

What To Make Of The Corporate Media Blackout Of The Latest Hunter Biden Scandal

The potential blackmailing of Hunter Biden pales in comparison to the real national security risks revealed by the videos, yet the corrupt media couldn’t care less.

This Texas Court Ruling Proves The Border Crisis Is Joe Biden’s Fault

The court’s analysis provides a devastating indictment of the Biden administration, establishing the current invasion of the U.S. southern border is a self-inflicted wound.

Hunter Biden’s Russian Prostitute Videos Indict Both His Father And U.S. Intelligence Agencies

The issue here is not Hunter’s addiction or illegal behavior. Rather, it’s the intense corruption of the media and intelligence agencies, and how greatly our current president is compromised.

CNN Caught Lying About Biden Administration’s Illegal Immigration Fiasco

It is unsurprising the Biden administration’s apologists seek to spin his use of Title 42 expulsions because the truth shows how his border policies have caused the immigration crisis.

Runaway Texas Democrats Go Rabid In Ridiculous Lawsuit Against Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Democrats’ rambling seven-page complaint may seek publicity for their runaway cause, but it promises only one thing: further ridicule.

Texas’s Attempt To Cut Illegal Migration Is Legally Doomed But Effective PR

While the Biden administration won the first round and will likely prevail at later stages, it will be a Pyrrhic victory if Texas succeeds in forcing coverage of the crisis at the border.

NYT Lies About Trump Again With Claim He Pushed DOJ To Declare Election ‘Corrupt’

The very evidence The New York Times cites to allege Trump told a DOJ official to ‘just say that the election was corrupt’ shows it came in an entirely different portion of the discussion.

Biden Department Of Justice Threatens To Sue To Lock In 2020 Election Chaos

New documents represent the Biden administration’s latest attempt to squelch investigations into irregularities, silence critics of the 2020 election, and cement free-for-all voting ‘procedures.’