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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

Special counsel Robert Mueller is mandated to submit a confidential report to the attorney general at the conclusion of his investigation, but there are major ambiguities about whether a full release of the information would be in the public interest. (Associated Press/File)

Trump almost fired Mueller over fake news report

The initial reports of the financial investigation turned out to be erroneous. They were fake. They were fake news. Bloomberg, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal all ran with the story until finally issuing a correction and update. But, as is usually the case, the damage was done as cable news stations ran with the report with non-stop breathless coverage and analysis. Published April 11, 2018

DC area hate crime hoax: Teen girl claimed man ripped off head scarf

The incident is yet another hoax that gained intense media attention when first reported but then disappears into the ether when the facts finally come to light. The multiple reports of so-called hate crimes against Latinos and Muslims miraculously appeared after the 2016 presidential election and the media breathlessly reported on each instance in an effort to describe a larger trend of hate in America inspired by Donald Trump. Published April 11, 2018

In this Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials and President Donald Trump about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.  Senate Democrats are pressing Pruitt on whether a key member of his security team improperly steered a government contract to a personal business associate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump should stand by his man at EPA; Scott Pruitt deserves no less

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been the most effective cabinet secretary President Trump has had during his 14 month presidency. He has loyally carried out the president's aggressive agenda against out-of-control federal regulations that stifle economic growth and kill American jobs. Published April 3, 2018

Andrew McCabe. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

I'm Andrew McCabe, paragon of virtue... Thanks for your half-million bucks, America!

One of the most disturbing chapters of the Andrew McCabe saga here in The Swamp is the smarmy, shameless, despicable and totally effective fundraising campaign that just netted the former Deputy FBI Director a cool half-million bucks donated by generous (if not misguided) Americans keen on seeing James Comey's crony "stick it" to Donald Trump. Published April 2, 2018

President Donald Trump, right, smiles with his son Barron as they view the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald Trump in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Classy, dignified, substantive Jeb Bush attacks 12-year-old Barron Trump

Jeb Bush, the man who was supposed to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016 until his birth-right was stolen from him by the crass, vulgar and despicable Donald Trump, has taken his psychological obsession with his own failure to a new low... he has attacked Trump's 12-year-old son, Barron. Published March 29, 2018

Former FBI Director James B. Comey's status as a best-selling author has already been set, along with a high-profile national book tour. (Associated Press)

What did Comey know about Pulse Nightclub terrorist, and when did he know it?

Did the FBI drop their investigation of this terrorist because he was the son of a long-time informer? What are the results of Comey's "no stone uin-turned" investigation into what went wrong with the FBI's initial assessments of Mateen? Why did the FBI not disclose their relationship with Mateen's father until they were compelled to do so this week? Published March 28, 2018

Michael Wolff: 'I'm barely a journalist'

"I'm not a political journalist. I'm not, frankly, all that much interested in politics," Wolff said. "I'm a writer. I'm barely a journalist, actually. I am a writer." Published March 28, 2018

Yoga pants for gun-toting women

Endorsed by none other than Fox News firebrand Tomi Lahren, the sportswear line includes pockets designed for pistols and knives: Published March 28, 2018

In this  March 12, 2018 photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, waves to media as she visits the Jahaz Mahal monument in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh state, India. on March 17, 2018 Clinton wrote on Facebook that she meant no disrespect when she said women voters are more swayed by men  during an interview in India.  (AP Photo, File)

Hillary: The gift that keeps on giving... to Republicans

Unlike Mitt Romney, who faded into the background for several years after his loss to Barack Obama in 2012, Clinton is still making headlines on an international tour designed to sell her book and boost her ego. Published March 22, 2018

National security adviser H.R. McMaster waves as he walks into the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report: Capitol Hill Repubs sick and tired of White House leaks

Between the outrageous and dangerous leak revealing secret details of President Trump's telephone call with Vladimir Putin or Wednesday's flurry of leaks about the behind-the-scenes negotiations over the omnibus spending bill, it's clear that Chief of Staff John Kelly has not plugged the leaks in the West Wing. Published March 22, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, accompanied by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, responds to remarks made U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

So Cal city opts out of state sanctuary law

Apparently not everyone in California is on board with the Democrats' aggressive sanctuary policies. Just weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown squared off with the federal government by signing the "California Values Act" limiting the state's law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, the city of Los Alamitos voted to ignore the law and align themselves with federal law, and the constitution. Published March 20, 2018

Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard attends an event at American Enterprise Institute on Feb. 7, 2017. (YouTube, AEI) ** FILE **

Bill Kristol takes #NeverTrump mission to New Hampshire and Iowa

Is this the infancy of a presidential campaign? Weekly Standard Editor-at-large and former Fox News contributor Bill Kristol was announced to appear at the Politics and Eggs Forum in New Hampshire last week, a traditional pilgrimage for potential candidates vying to participate int he first in the nation primary held every four years in the granite state. Published March 19, 2018

FBI Director Christopher Wray attends a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Where is FBI Director Christopher Wray?

Have you seen this man? He is, allegedly, the Director of the FBI. His name is Christopher Wray and was named to his position after the firing of his predecessor, James Comey. Published March 19, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Fox  news' "Life, Liberty and Levin."

Netanyahu: I like how Trump cuts through the BS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heaped praise on President Donald Trump and gave unique insight into the "very unique, very personal" relationship the Israeli leader has with the President of the United States. Published March 12, 2018