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 faculty member and current adjunct instructor for the college of business at the University of Notre Dame, where she received several teaching awards. 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.
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His former lawyer’s latest testimony establishes two facts, both of which benefit Michael Flynn and both of which the media has missed.

Here’s Your Guide To The Latest Wild Developments With Michael Flynn

In the escalating dispute between government attorneys and former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn’s new lawyer, the latter has the better argument.

Judge Orders Ethics Training For Michael Flynn’s Former Lawyers

Was there a conflict of interest between Michael Flynn and his Covington and Burling attorneys who used to represent him? New facts unfold.

How Having Mueller’s No. 2 Testify To Congress Will Hurt Democrats More Than Trump

Far from damaging Trump, Andrew Weissmann’s closed-door testimony—if handled properly—will help unravel the Russia-collusion witch hunt and inflict damage on Democrats.

Here’s What Republicans Should Ask Robert Mueller When He Testifies

Robert Mueller’s 400-plus page report presented the worst the special counsel could muster against Trump, so any new revelations will play to the president’s advantage.

Is Pete Buttigieg Telling The Truth About Why He Fired His Town’s First Black Police Chief?

So long as the U.S. attorney’s office remains silent, the public has no way of knowing whether presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg or the former police chief’s attorney is speaking the truth.

Michael Flynn Attorney Suggests Special Counsel Withheld Key Information From His Defense

Michael Flynn’s new attorney Sidney Powell suggested the special counsel may not have produced classified information relevant to Flynn’s case. Powell intends to obtain it.

How Hope Hicks’s Testimony Again Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative

While the press portrayed Hope Hicks’s silence as all-inclusive, in reality she testified at length and in detail about all aspects of Trump’s presidential campaign.

Top 8 Takeaways From Hope Hicks’s Congressional Testimony

Former Trump communications director Hope Hicks’s testimony proved that, in addition to being beautiful, smart, and funny, she’s patriotic. And there’s no Trump-Russia collusion.

5 Things To Expect From President Trump Live-Tweeting The Democratic Debates

The harm Democrats will inflict on each other when they square off next week is minor compared to the devastation the president can wreak in 280 characters

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What is Michael Flynn’s new ‘GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell’ up to? And what might it mean for Flynn and those seeking the truth about Spygate?

Breaking: Michael Flynn Drops His Lawyers In Favor Of Special Counsel Critic

News just broke that Michael Flynn has hired vocal special counsel critic Sidney Powell to represent him. Here’s what it might mean.

No, Judicial Nominee Mike Bogren Is Not An Anti-Religious Bigot

Because he’s my cousin, I know that Bogren is respectful of persons of all faiths and a Catholic himself. From conversations over the years, I know he is a solid choice for the district court nomination, certainly no bigot.

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The closing of the final inspector general investigation into the Russia collusion investigation promises to open the flood gates for previously undisclosed information and indictments.

Why Did The Obama Administration Ignore Reports Of Russian Election Meddling?

Friday’s interview is not the only time Barr raised the issue of the Obama administration’s failure to respond to Russian attempts at election interference.

Lawsuit Exposes How The Media And Deep State Hatched The Russiagate Hoax

Svetlana Lokhova’s lawsuit exposed the outline intelligence operatives used to spread the Russia collusion fiction. It also revealed the United Kingdom assisted in the plot development.

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