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.

Yes, There Was Election Fraud. The Question Is How Much

Was the fraud just at the fringes? Or was there fraud on the rampant scale former Illinois governor and convicted corruption connoisseur Rod Blagojevich suggested on Friday?

The Spygate Coup Attempt Destroyed Media And Democrats’ Credibility On Voter Fraud

If Donald Trump’s enemies will go to such great lengths to oust him at the end of his first term, does anyone really think his foes wouldn’t fix an election?

Democrats Have Been Denying Trump The Presidency Ever Since His First Victory

If there is anyone who has a right to call an election leaning towards Joe Biden illegitimate, it is Donald Trump.

Lesley Stahl Is Wrong And Trump Is Right: The Obama Administration Spied On The Trump Campaign

‘60 Minutes’ and Lesley Stahl falsely reported it is ‘unverified’ that the Obama-Biden administration spied on Trump’s campaign in 2016.

Double Standards On Biden Corruption Versus Spygate Prove Big Media Is Public Enemy No. 1

Corporate media obscured the biggest political scandal in U.S. history, involving the Obama-Biden administration spying on a political enemy. They’re doing the same to Biden corruption.

The Biden Corruption Scandal Isn’t About Hunter, It’s About Joe

The Hunter Biden scandal indicates that Joe Biden, while vice president of the United States, knowingly allowed his son to sell access to the Obama administration, then lied about it.

Democrats Are Lying About Amy Coney Barrett’s Abortion Record

The attacks on Barrett fail to identify the ‘abortion restrictions’ at issue and purposely so, to create the impression she is an extremist.

Their Brutal Kavanaugh Smear Operation Disqualifies Democrats’ Demands About Next Nominee

Media and Democrats’ decision in 2018 to collude with the criminally minded has rendered today’s discussion of power plays meaningless.

Joe Biden Lies All The Time, But The Media Just Plays Along

The media say if Biden wins the Oval Office and silences Trump’s unpresidential words, unity will reign across the land. This is nonsense. And they know it.

Carter Page’s Book Shows How The Left Will Ruin Patriots To Get Power

It isn’t Carter Page who should be apologizing to his family for what they’ve gone through. It’s the Crossfire Hurricane team, the members of the special counsel team, and the press.

How The Atlantic’s Helicopter Hit Job On Trump Follows The Left’s Propaganda Playbook

Not only was The Atlantic’s story not confirmed by the supposed corroboration of some of the details, there is no way you can confirm a story premised solely on anonymous sources.

Mifsud Notes Provide More Proof Crossfire Hurricane Was An Excuse To Spy On Trump

The FBI’s interview notes for Joseph Mifsud confirms the purported basis for the launch of Crossfire Hurricane was a pretext for spying on the Trump campaign.

D.C. Court Endorses Continued Legal Harassment Of Michael Flynn

That the majority of the D.C. Circuit cannot see that Judge Sullivan has a vendetta against Michael Flynn makes one wonder if they are blinded to their own bias as well?

Why Kenosha Police Officers’ Use Of Force On Jacob Blake Was Justified

Most people have no understanding of what constitutes ‘reasonable force’ for police. Yes, it sometimes includes shooting a man, in broad daylight, in the back seven times.

The Michael Flynn Saga Reveals Democrats’ Near-Coup Use Of Federal Power

Obama administration holdovers and partisan career employees succeeded in causing the ouster of the new administration’s pick for national security advisor.

FBI Lawyer’s Guilty Plea Suggests Spygate Corruption Goes Way Higher

FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea suggests another area ripe for inquiry: FBI Agent Stephen Somma’s misrepresentation of Trump campaign details to a secret federal court.

In Spite Of The DNC’s Play-Acting, The Democratic Party Isn’t ‘Moderate’

Americans need to realize that, for all the play-acting of the past week, the Biden-Harris ticket, both in policy and in person, represents an extreme leftist lurch for the country.

7 Big Stories Corporate Media Is Ignoring Because The Truth Might Help Trump

Due to corporate media’s hatred of Donald Trump, Americans are sorely uninformed about news stories that, under any other presidency, would deservedly flood coverage.

Your Rundown Of What Happened In The Latest Court Hearing On Michael Flynn’s Case

For nearly four hours Tuesday, the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals drilled attorneys for Michael Flynn, the DOJ, and Judge Emmet Sullivan on a wide range of issues, including separation of powers and the propriety of mandamus.

What We Learned Sunday From Spygate Insider Steven Schrage

What Spygate insider Steven Schrage revealed suggests significant revelations will be forthcoming from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.