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.
SCOOP: CIA, FBI Informant Was Washington Post Source For Russiagate Smears

These close connections between the Washington Post’s David Ignatius and people connected to U.S. and U.K. intelligence raise grave concerns about the deep state using media to push propaganda.

Judge Tells Government To Respond To Allegations It Hid Evidence From Michael Flynn’s Legal Team

Whether Judge Emmett Sullivan will schedule oral argument after receiving these latest filings is yet to be seen. And how he will rule is anyone’s guess.

Judge To Reconsider Covington Catholic Teen’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Washington Post

Yesterday, the Post saw the victory it had achieved earlier this year evaporate in the defamation suit brought by Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann.

Judge Rules Democrats Can Get Their Hands On Special Counsel Grand Jury Docs

Access to the grand jury materials won’t transform the House’s proceedings into a ‘full and fair impeachment inquiry’—it will just give Democrats more information to selectively leak to the press.

Sidney Powell Drops Bombshell Showing How The FBI Trapped Michael Flynn

‘Mr. Flynn will ask this Court to dismiss the entire prosecution based on the outrageous and un-American conduct of law enforcement officials and the subsequent failure of the prosecution to disclose this evidence.’

All The Russia Collusion Clues Are Beginning To Point Back To John Brennan

The evidence suggests John Brennan’s CIA and the intelligence community did much more than merely pass on details to the FBI. It suggests they fabricated events completely.

Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones

While Sidney Powell’s latest motion barely comprised two pages, the implications are multi-pronged and monumental.

What You Need To Know About The Major Abortion Case The Supreme Court Just Took

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving a challenge to a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to maintain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

The Key Point About Whistleblowers’ First-Hand Knowledge Isn’t The Law, It’s The Shady Regulation Changes

The problem is not altering the directions to comply with the statute. It is that the instruction suggests the inspector general’s office changed its policy to get Trump.

New Evidence Suggests Prosecutors Pressured Michael Flynn To Lie

With each new court filing, the public learns more about the government’s manipulation of Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.

Did The Inspector General’s Office Help The ‘Whistleblower’ Try To Frame Trump?

The ‘whistleblower’ was not acting alone, and members of the intelligence community inspector general’s office were likely providing an assist in the hoax attempt to bury President Trump.

Schumer: Intelligence Agencies ‘Have Six Ways From Sunday Of Getting Back At You’

While the left and the Never Trump right may march into the ballot box in 2020 convinced the president committed treason, the rest of the country see yet another Deep State sting.

Virginia Judge Acquits Michael Flynn Business Partner, With Implications For Flynn’s Case

‘This was another case without a crime—brought by prosecutors who were willing to criminalize innocent behavior in furtherance of their own agenda,’ says Sidney Powell.

What’s Inside The Latest Documents From Michael Flynn’s Court Case

We now know more of the strands of SpyGate that Sidney Powell has weaved together since taking over as Michael Flynn’s defense attorney a few short months ago.

Exclusive: Who Shredded Buttigieg’s Campaign Records, And Why?

Records were available for Pete Buttigieg’s predecessor, but not for Buttigieg in 2011. Does it have anything to do with South Bend’s abortionist or black police chief scandals?

The Russian Spy Who Wasn’t? Defamation Case Accuses U.S., U.K. Intelligence Of Using Michael Flynn For Spygate Hoax

Svetlana Lokhova pieced together an apparent coordinated effort that connected U.S. and British intelligence and media outlets to paint her as a Russian spy and take down Flynn — creating a scandal for President Trump.

Buttigieg Hopes Discovery Of 2,246 Aborted Fetal Remains ‘Doesn’t Get Caught Up In Politics’

It is hard for Pete Buttigieg to spin thousands of preserved dead baby body parts as ‘women’s health care’ when your his is swarming with state and federal officials investigating how the fetal remains got there.

Indiana Attorney General Confirms Forthcoming Investigation Into Abortionist’s 2,000 Baby Remains

While sorting the late abortionist’s property, his family discovered 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains. State and federal investigations are forthcoming.

Fetus-Collecting Abortionist Connected To Unlicensed Abortion Facility In Buttigieg’s Town

Abortion apologists are now distancing themselves from abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer, who was recently found to have kept the remains of more than 2,000 babies. But they weren’t before.

Lindsey Graham, Start Fighting For Justice For Brett Kavanaugh

Yes, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed. But that isn’t justice. Justice requires consequences for those who tarnished the man and lied to Senate Judiciary investigators and committee members.