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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report. He can be reached at

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James B. Comey, as FBI director, lobbied for the inclusion of Christopher Steele's error-filled dossier to be included in the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press)

Retribution for Crossfire Hurricane is in order

Our long national nightmare is finally over. The federal government's sprawling espionage operation into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president has been exposed. Only the deepest conspiracy nuts remain in denial. Published May 18, 2023

A historic image: From left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Donald Trump and Ben Carson, participate in a debate for Republican presidential hopefuls in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015. It's been more than seven years since the 2016 presidential campaign, and Republicans are still trying to figure out how to run against Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Who can beat Trump in a debate?

As always, Donald Trump is a Party of One. The problem with Mr. Trump's suggestion about killing GOP debates is that -- unlike Mr. Biden -- Mr. Trump is masterful in debates. Published May 1, 2023

A headline about President Donald Trump is displayed outside Fox News studios in New York on Nov. 28, 2018. Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit against Fox News for airing bogus allegations of fraud in the 2020 election is set to begin trial on Monday, April 17, 2023, in Delaware. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Dominion vs. Fox News

The sad, beleaguered competitors of Fox News desperately pray that the billion-dollar lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems will do what they have never been able to do: Topple the TV-news ratings king. Published April 16, 2023

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the opening of the adult entertainment fair Venus in Berlin, Oct. 11, 2018. An appeals court ruled Tuesday, April 4, 2023, that Daniels must pay nearly $122,000 of Donald Trump's legal fees that were racked up in connection with the porn actor's failed defamation lawsuit. The ruling in Los Angeles came as Trump also faced a criminal case related to alleged hush money he paid to Daniels and another woman who claimed he had affairs with them. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Stormy the victim talks to Mr. Morgan

Stormy Daniels is on another publicity tour to defend her honor, dignity and chastity. At least she is wearing pants. Published April 10, 2023