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Larry  O'Connor

Larry O'Connor is Associate Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. He's a talk radio host on the Cumulus-owned radio station WMAL AM/FM in Washington D.C. He is also a frequent guest on Fox News.

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Articles by Larry O'Connor

The FBI seal is seen before FBI Director Christopher Wray news conference on the inspector general's report at FBI headquarters on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Here's your collusion: Leaking FBI agents got payouts from media

Finally, after two years of promises, we've found some real and tangible evidence of collusion in Washington DC during the 2016 presidential election. But, it's not exactly the Moscow-based Borscht bowl of collusion we've been promised. Unless the Kremlin was directing the American media to collude with the American Department of Justice. Published June 15, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey participate in the installation ceremony for Comey as FBI director, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, 2017, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pat Caddell: As veteran of seven presidential campaigns, FBI spying 'unheard of, frightening'

Veteran Democrat political operative Patrick Caddell finds the idea that the FBI had informants and electronic surveillance operating within the Trump campaign is "incredible and unheard of and frightening." He also said the actions of the Justice Department would have been noted int he articles of impeachment if they had occurred under Richard Nixon. Published June 5, 2018

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

Bannon embraces establishment for fun and profit

Bad-boy bully Steve Bannon who evangelized the "burn it all down" approach to Republican politics now advises GOP candidates to back away from anti-establishment rhetoric. Published June 1, 2018

Clapper: 'Wouldn't have been appropriate' to warn Trump about Russians

While promoting his new book, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, Clapper explained how desperately dangerous the Russian threat is to our country and that threat had manifested itself in the supposed "meddling" in the 2016 presidential election. Published June 1, 2018

FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo Samantha Bee attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts in New York.  Bee is apologizing to Ivanka Trump and her viewers for using an expletive to describe the president's daughter. Bee issued a statement Thursday, May 31, 2018, that says her language was "inappropriate and inexcusable." She says she crossed a line and deeply regrets it. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Samantha Bee defiant, indignant just hours after apology

Just hours after her public mea culpa over her vile use of the "c-word" in describing White House adviser and daughter of the president Ivanka Trump, Samantha Bee struck a defiant note while accepting an award at the 11th annual Television Honors Awards for her TBS show Full Frontal. Published June 1, 2018

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. The president called for ending the government's control of phone data from millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Andrew McCarthy: If the FBI spied on a mosque for the same reasons they spied on Trump campaign...

"We have an important protocol in this country that you do not, as the incumbent administration, use the awesome powers that you were given under counterintelligence law and even the criminal law to investigate and harass your political opposition. The fact that using an informant doesn't infringe on anybody's rights to privacy, under those circumstances, is kind of beside the point." Published June 1, 2018

Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Samantha Bee vs Roseanne: Equal justice matters

Which brings us, unexpectedly, to the matter of Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr. The way these two vulgarians have been treated by their respective employers and the mainstream media sends the same, damaging message. Published June 1, 2018

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

American leadership: Major European banks cease business with Iran

In a sign that American leadership is alive, well and thriving in the Western world, major European banks have announced they will reverse their policies that had been encouraged under President Barack Obama and cease their business with Iran: Published May 30, 2018

Clapper's claptrap wearing thin

In a confused and disjointed appearance on CNN's State of the Union hosted by Dana Bash this Sunday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper responded to one of the most burning questions of Spygate with a nonsensical response. Published May 29, 2018