Julie Kelly

About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. After college graduation, she served as a policy and communications consultant for several Republican candidates and elected officials in suburban Chicago. She also volunteered for her local GOP organization. After staying home for more than 10 years to raise her two daughters, Julie began teaching cooking classes out of her home. She then started writing about food policy, agriculture, and biotechnology, as well as climate change and other scientific issues. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in communications and minor degrees in political science and journalism. Julie lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and (unfortunately) three dogs.

The FISA Footnote that Could Doom Collusion Hoaxsters

It is the controversial footnote to the most infamous application in American political history: The application submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for approval to wiretap Trump campaign aide Carter Page. And it could lead to  the downfall of the Trump-Russia collusion schemers, as it will help make the case they misled

By | 2019-05-15T19:24:49-07:00 May 15th, 2019|

The Rantings of Rashida

For once, I find myself agreeing with the contemptible Rashida Tlaib, the freshman Democratic representative from Michigan. Her vile comment that she gets a “calming feeling” when she thinks about how Palestinians allegedly offered refuge to Jews fleeing the Holocaust indeed was “twisted” and “taken out of context,” as she tweeted over the

By | 2019-05-14T20:23:58-07:00 May 13th, 2019|

Was Sergey Kislyak Part of the Russian Collusion Hoax?

If the Trump-Russia election collusion hoax was a movie, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak would have a starring role. From Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ fateful recusal to National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation to the aftermath of FBI Director James Comey’s firing, the former Russian diplomat made more than just a few consequential appearances.

By | 2019-05-10T19:57:32-07:00 May 9th, 2019|

If Deplatforming Hoaxsters Is OK, the News Media Should Be in Big Trouble

Without much explanation, Facebook last Thursday banned several high-profile users amid accusations they violated the company’s subjective rules about violence and hate speech. The ban applied to InfoWars founder Alex Jones; YouTube star Paul Joseph Watson; Laura Loomer, a 25-year-old journalist and conservative activist, and others accounts loosely aligned with the political Right.

By | 2019-05-07T19:58:56-07:00 May 6th, 2019|

The Real ‘Bombshells’ Are About to Hit Their Targets

The next bombshell report to drop from the Justice Department likely will earn none of the breathless fanfare and media coverage that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report received, but it could be far more incriminating. In the next several weeks, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to issue his summation of the potential

By | 2019-04-29T17:56:54-07:00 April 29th, 2019|

Unredact All of It

The Mueller Report confirms what some of us have suspected from the beginning: There was no collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The investigation that monopolized the attention of the media, Capitol Hill, the White House, and the American public for

By | 2019-04-22T16:26:52-07:00 April 22nd, 2019|

Adam Schiff: The Media’s Pin-Up Doll

There are times that even The Onion—the popular satirical newspaper—can’t compete with the outlandish coverage produced by allegedly legitimate news publications. Newsweek magazine’s front-cover swoon over Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this week is one such example. The interview portrays Schiff as a warrior-martyr, fighting the evil Trump regime for the good of the

By | 2019-04-18T20:05:34-07:00 April 17th, 2019|

Wikileaks or the Washington Post?

The imbroglio du jour of the political class is the question of whether Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder arrested last week in London, is a hero or a villain. Is he a journalist entitled to special treatment or a criminal deserving punishment? And if pursuing then publishing classified materials is a federal offense,

By | 2019-04-15T21:19:50-07:00 April 15th, 2019|

Will William Barr Get Justice for Carter Page?

It all started with Carter Page. The biggest scandal in the history of American politics originated with carefully cultivated public suspicions about whether Page, a Naval Academy graduate and campaign volunteer, was a conduit between Team Trump and the Kremlin. In spring 2016, Page emerged as the first alleged culprit in the nascent Trump-Russia

By | 2019-04-10T19:14:04-07:00 April 10th, 2019|