April 10, 2018

Over the weekend, legal eagle Andrew McCarthy had a column in NATIONAL REVIEW outlining the ways a sit-down between President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller might go. Even though Trump considers himself to be completely innocent of the accusations of collusion with Russia, as well as obstruction or even the intent to obstruct, the prosecutor will still construct a trap. Mueller might not obtain anything that would stand up in a court of law, but he doesn’t need to. if his goal is Trump’s impeachment by Congress, and the Democrats win the midterms, he hardly has to give them anything at all. The drop of a hat will do it.

For example, in a court of law, a charge of obstruction is supposed to be predicated on illegal acts, or at least criminal intent. So far, there is no crime and no evidence of criminal intent. But McCarthy uses the thorny issue of exactly why Comey was fired to illustrate how skilled interrogators can lead an innocent person to become evasive. Though it seems obvious that Trump was mostly upset by Comey’s refusal to state publicly that he wasn’t the target of an investigation, his comments have been all over the map, and a viper, I mean experienced questioner, like Mueller would know just how to corner him. (One point McCarthy doesn’t stress, however, is that Trump wouldn’t HAVE to answer questions about actions taken that are within his power as President. He doesn’t have to justify such actions, and surely his lawyer will have supplied him with chapter and verse of the pertinent law to offer Mueller if and when the time comes.)

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At the time McCarthy wrote this column, Mueller had just announced that the President was not a target of his investigation at this point (operative words: “at this point”). Hearing this no doubt made Trump feel relieved and even more eager to talk to Mueller and put an end to the legal mess. But doing so would not end it; it would most likely do the opposite, raising more issues and laying the legal groundwork for charges such as making false statements.

No less a legal mind than Alan Dershowitz has said it’s possible to tell the truth and still be charged with perjury. The arbiter on that will be Mueller; if Trump says something that’s even the slightest bit different from someone else’s testimony, Mueller gets to decide which version is the truth and who is lying. McCarthy reminds us that Mueller charged Michael Flynn with making false statements even though his interrogators said they thought he was being truthful.

If they can’t get him on perjury, they’ll go for corrupt intent. They’ll try to establish that the President’s description of his thought process can’t be trusted on any given issue, because he’s just all over the place. They’ll point out the inconsistent things he’s said (and tweeted) about Comey. They’ll maintain that Trump fired Comey because of the Russia investigation but that he just won’t admit it. Again, this might not prove obstruction in a court of law, but Mueller doesn’t have to do that, at least if he gets a Democratic Congress. They’ll take it from there. And, as McCarthy says, they’ll define obstruction with “a certain elasticity.”

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McCarthy warns of what Trump is dealing with: “I am here to tell you that these lawyers are ruthlessly competent. Yes, Trump has been in a lot of litigation, and he has sat for many a deposition. But he has not climbed into the ring with this breed of adversary before, not with this kind of jeopardy at stake.”


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Anyone who doubts Mueller’s ferocity need only look at what he did on Monday, after McCarthy's column was in the can. He coordinated with the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York to conduct raids on the property of Trump’s personal lawyer –- that’s RAIDS, plural; one on his office, one on his residence, and one on a hotel room. Attorney-client privilege be damned; Mueller appears to have taken whatever he wanted. This shocking action seems to have crossed a line into a kind of war. The bar is extremely high for this kind of behavior, which apparently occurred with the blessing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who should have recused himself from this case at the start.VOT

Perhaps this was Mueller’s attempt to goad Trump into firing him. If Democrats take Congress in November, firing Mueller will put Trump on board the impeachment train just as easily as anything Mueller could have charged him with. I have a feeling Mueller would gladly make that sacrifice.



UPDATE: After the (count ‘em) three raids were carried out on Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Andrew McCarthy wrote an update that breaks down the “collusion” –- good word in this context –- between Robert Mueller’s team, the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, which actually did the raiding. It also addresses the stunning legal double standard regarding campaign contributions:

President Obama easily settled a claim that his campaign had hid the sources of nearly $2 million in large donations and accepted more than $1.3 million in illegal contributions, while Trump is mired in a likely Constitutional crisis and the threat of impeachment over one payment of $130,000 that may or may not even be considered a campaign contribution.

As McCarthy points out, “...what was not a crime in the Obama days is the crime of the century now.”

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  • Michele Ernandes

    05/08/2018 08:58 AM

    Hello Mr Huckabee,
    just want you to know I Admire and respect you, Love your daughter as press secretary. I have been a supporter of President Trump from when he was coming down escalator.and funny I never watched his show. I love everything he is doing. Best PRESIDENT in my Lifetime!! If he runs again I will vote fir him again. Democrats are on Ressist Mode, they stick together like ,stink to shit... It's to bad Republican's don't stick together like that. I can't understand what's going on with our AG. He needs to be fired, along with Rod, and Mueller...As It's sad PRESIDENT TRUMP has to deal with Congress, they Ressist him, and also should have TERM LIMITS, JUST LIKE A PRESIDENT! If Mueller want to investigate, They should be investigating John Kerry, Clinton's, Obamas, and Rice, and Waters, Schumer, and Pelosi, how do you get rich in Congress and live in a 4 million dollar home, unless your doing something illegal.... Thanks for listening.
    God Bless You & Your Family
    Michele Ernandes

  • Gray T. Franz

    05/07/2018 12:57 AM

    President Trump has nothing to gain by sitting down with the devil Mule,r. America an Entire World has Everything to lose, over what? Per Our Constitution Treason=Hanging, All these EvilTards of the previous admin at the very least belong in Gitmo! So...No Sit,n down wit,da Devil, let's Shut,m Down for Good! n #MAGA n Entire World.

  • Mary Ann Hartzler

    05/06/2018 08:42 PM

    Yes Mueller should be shut down (not just fired), but it needs to be done by that traitor Rosenstein. Probably a snowball's chance in hell that will ever happen.

  • David Ramey

    05/03/2018 08:00 PM

    If President Trump fires Mueller, the left will claim that Mueller was close to getting proof of wrong doing by the President and fired Mueller to obstruct justice. They will start impeachment proceedings immediately. That is what the whole Mueller investigation is about. It is a trap.

  • Carol Pattridge

    04/30/2018 04:56 PM

    I don't think President Trump should be the one to fire Mueller only because they would use it against him. I believe Congress should fire Mueller he has been doing stupid things against everyone for too long now


    04/17/2018 04:35 PM

    What has happened to America? We have no say anymore on anything. The left wants to rule everything and everyone. We have to be PC, don't know what gender we are, our privacy is usurped constantly on our devices (I don't use any), and race problems are back again, then
    free speech is now a bad thing and conservatives are "not allowed" , and our second amendment rights are being targeted, and finally
    every lefty wants open borders. Mark Levin asked a guest last week, "were do you see America in 20 years", his answer was astounding....
    "in 5 years it will still be bad or worse, but in 20 years it will have improved", wow I might not even be here in 20 year (I am 76), but 5 years and it will be worse! No unacceptable! We need to fix it NOW!
    Carmen Price
    I love your TV show watch every week :)

  • Debra Black

    04/17/2018 12:24 PM

    The left does not want President Trump to look good to the world. They will continue this rhetoric and proceedings throughout his Presidency to make him look bad. The left have their own agenda for America but guess what, it's not God's agenda. The swamp will be drained.

  • Teresa Carpenter

    04/17/2018 06:34 AM

    Mr. Mueller has gone way too far on a fishing expedition this time. It just proves he has nothing on Russian Interference. involving President Trump or Collusion. This should end his investigation. We the American people are tired of paying for nothing. We want to know how much money this " witch hunt" has cost the tax payers. We say end it NOW!!!

  • Mary Euler

    04/16/2018 12:30 PM

    Tell Mueller he has 60 days (or give a date deadline of July 3, 2018) to provide legal proof of any legal accusation with NO contact with President Trump and if it is not provided then the investigation is shut down because the US citizens are tired of spending all their money for nothing. Also another investigation will be started with Mueller and Hillery in the center for all the illegal they are responsible for.

  • Leon Lohr

    04/14/2018 07:56 PM

    It's very disappointing that Mr. Huckabee left out that Mr. McCarthy judged the referral by Mueller to the Southern District of New York was "appropriate!" In fact, McCarthy treats Mueller and his cause with respect in the article, quite unlike the article written by Huckabee. Huckabee ought to treat the facts with respect. When he doesn't, he brings shameful damage upon his own political brand as well as his faith and my faith. Robert Mueller is the real thing, with character, courage, and faith. You'd never know this by just listening to Fox News or Huckabee or Hannity. Truth telling is central to the gospel of our Savior. We shouldn't be flippant with it. And I'm quite sure he knows better.

  • max kranz

    04/13/2018 06:45 PM

    Mr. Muller has nothing on Trump, therefore Muller is doing everything he can to get Pres. Trump to fire him. Now Muller can walk away clean, not having to justify spending all that money on a fraudulent investigation and at the same time allow the libs to scream obstruction of justice and impeachment. DA!!!

  • Randy Thompson

    04/13/2018 12:21 PM

    Do we (Trump Supporters) need to go to Washington and begin surrounding the White House in Unity to protect our President? 24hrs a day, every day. Begin now. Let our supporters come and revolve and change out the guard until this Mueller Witch hunt is over!

  • Rodney Burke

    04/13/2018 12:21 PM

    Robert Mueller IS a crook, a liar and a fraud. he has a track record of dishonesty and deceit. All the time he was director under the ovomit, he was in uranium 1, Fast and furious, IRS gate and the list goes on. Anything that happened with the dems he was involved in. This man AND Rosenstein should be in jail and I hope when the IG report comes out that it happens. Top management of both FBI and DOJ are corrupt beyond words and should be punished according to their crimes in the USC. Mueller has NEVER been anywhere BUT too far. His intent is so clear a 7 year old could see it! The hammer needs to come down on him and hard.

  • grace rendall

    04/12/2018 06:26 PM

    After much consideration, these are my recommendations. It is obvious that our President is surrounded with more threats and plots to destroy him that one can even imagine. It seems to me that Mr. Trump is in a corner that leaves him with no good option. This is the time when he needs Divine wisdom and a lot of serious prayer covering.
    My strong feeling is that he should NOT fire Mr. Mueller. If anyone does, Mr. Sessions should step up and fire him and Rosencrantz and declare that there will be no more Special Counsel. However, this probably will not happen. So, my recommendation is to sit this out QUIETLY, to NEVER meet with Mueller personally, and to WAIT ON GOD for this wicked plot to be exposed, blow up and take down the perpeTRATORS. I believe this is his best choice and that it is very likely of the Lord. His attorneys need to be doing all they can to investigate the situation and look for hidden information and plans in the opposition camps that will help Mr. Trump. May God bless and keep our President and his family under His wings of safety!!

  • Marlene Glidden

    04/12/2018 03:23 PM

    Congress needs to fire him If Trump does it will just be more troubles for him But the government needs to can the guy

  • Bernadette Dillon

    04/12/2018 01:14 PM

    If Republicans had done to Obama, what Democrats are currently doing to Trump, all H E double hockey sticks would be going on and heads would be rolling. It is the Democrats way or no way at all. These people are completely out of control. They should all be thrown out of office, fired, and immediately removed and passwords and Id's taken away. Trump has stirred a hornets nest. It is time to get rid of the nest and clean up Washington.

  • Luciano Tegni

    04/12/2018 01:03 PM

    Do you believe Mueller has gone rogue and has a personal agenda to seek revenge on trump? Rosenstein is a trump appointee, now he is a biased Clinton deepstate surrogate? What abt the lead prosecutor of the SDNY? A trump appointee, Is he compromised too? Seems to me everyone is corrupt- left, right and in between

  • Franck Prissert

    04/12/2018 12:46 PM

    You are absolutely correct Governor. Mueller can't find anything so he is pushing Trump to fire him. If I see that, and you can see this too, the President is on top of it as well and I would not worry. Mueller will soon become the enemy # 1, and any Democrat running for election should think twice before carrying his poisoned water.

  • Ronald Brooks

    04/12/2018 11:22 AM

    Ray Charles could see clearly whats going on, why has he "President Trump" already fired Sessions and Mueller and gotten rid of the director of the FBI.I am 69 years old and never have I seen such wickedness in high places.

  • Thomas R Beckwith

    04/12/2018 10:33 AM

    Next the Mueller Gestapo will be pounding down the door in the middle of the night and dragging their prey out of their beds, never to be seen again. You're right Mike; this ain't funny.

  • Amy Bell

    04/12/2018 09:09 AM

    While I recognize that President Trump has the right to appoint/remove some of the people he has appointed (don't think he can remove Supreme Court judges)----Is it really necessary---???

  • Patricia Driscoll

    04/12/2018 08:57 AM

    This is one of the worst chapters of American history that we are living through. Mueller, Rosenstein, Comey, McCabe - they are the true leaders of a relentless and unwarranted attack on our president. Main stream fake news media is simply doing their bidding. The real question is why? It has to go beyond Hillary not winning. Their true agenda has not been found yet, or, if it has, it hasn't come to light. Money surely plays a role. Were they all bought by the Clinton's? Or was Comey the main man whose palm was greased? The corruption of the Deep State reeks in a stench so strong, it has polluted America. We are a divided nation, more in line with Marxism and Communism where we are brainwashed every day with lies, fake news, and the dangling threat of a presidential impeachment. This dangerous junction in our history will either play out to a stronger president or a failed Constitution. To the unhinged Left I say, Be careful what you wish for. If you win, we ALL lose. Keep up the good work, Governor. God Bless you and God Bless America.

  • Patti Greene

    04/12/2018 01:09 AM

    Enough with the torment of our President! SOMEONE has got to be able to fire Mueller & his goon squad. Mueller has gone so far off the reservation in his desire to nail President Trump that I don't think he'll ever get back to reality. It is a disgrace that this travesty is being allowed! I am praying for our President & country, and asking the Good Lord to put a stop to Mueller's shenanigans and those of everyone else who just can't stand that Donald Trump won and is upsetting their apple cart and putting this country to rights.

  • Nancy Wagner

    04/12/2018 12:37 AM

    This has nothing to do with ferreting out truth; it has EVERYTHING to do with making a lie fit the preconceived narrative; CREATING THEIR OWN truth instead of knowing THE TRUTH! BIG DIIFERENCE!
    (Mueller, Comey, Rice, Holder, Lynch, Clinton and Obama).

    If it walks like a duck, waddles like a duck and QUACKS-----ITS A DUCK!

  • Cheryl Breon

    04/12/2018 12:11 AM

    I think Rush Limbaugh was right today when he explained why Robert Mueller should not be fired. They would just replace him and that person would have to start (even though there's no start there) from scratch. I like the way Hannity is describing both the Clintons and Mueller's pirates (that's what I think of them) as two of the Godfather "crime families". It's hysterical that they're coming up with a "bill" somehow thinking it is necessary to keep the President from firing Mueller!!! They have completely lost their minds. I am praying for God to handle the real criminals in all this.

  • Billie R Hayworth

    04/11/2018 10:42 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I wish there was somehow a way to reach president Trump and tell him how hard we are praying for him DAILY!! He's going through unbelievable hell from our friends on the left side of the isle. It's mind-numbing the extremes they are going to in order to push their own agenda through. They arent just playing dirty anymore, they've thrown out the rule book to take President Trump down. They've ignored every illegal thing president Obama did. They're shredding the constitution to push through THEIR agenda! When Obama was president he committed atrocities almost daily yet his "team" cheered him on as though he was actually doing something meaningful and helping our country instead of ruining it. They turned their heads to the atrocious illegal things he did. I cannot believe my ears and eyes at what I'm seeing and hearing every time I turn on the news. We do get some newsworthy programs like yours, Tom Fitton and others who actually give an unbiased report and view of the news and our president. Our hearts are broken and we are sick to death of what the democrats and FBI are doing and leaving no stone unturned to bring our wonderful president down.
    We are doing the best thing that we know to do and that is to ask Almighty God to intervene and turn the tables on the democrats and liberals who bring NOTHING to the table but division, chaos, hatred, lying, scheming, and demonic activity! There's a scripture that tells us that if we pray, God will hear and heal our land.
    Oh God! Vindicate our President and put a wall and hedge of protection around him and protect him from the lies, schemes and evil all around him, the demonic activity and bring him through this fire, stronger, wiser, and more ready to help our country than ever before. Bring the evil people down and bring confusion and division to each and every one of those who do nothing but evil deeds. Protect our president and our vice president Father and give them strength and wisdom for this battle. God, bring them down. IJN.

  • Dusty Hickey

    04/11/2018 10:21 PM

    Too late now to fire this man let him go on to make a real fool of himself and others along the way. Should have been take out almost in the beginning. He takes Manafort and uses his business to go after him not any collusion of the campaign ,but his business HOW and WHY? Many have done business with the Russians even Hillary and Bill. No this is being used to take away from what this Pres is trying to do and not upset the SWAMP. We all see this and know what Congress is now doing. Now this with Trumps own lawyer and getting all his info per this Porn HO for one night. I am a woman married 40 years I do not care about this if anything even happened or not? He is trying to make this economy better for the working people and the power is not wanting this they had control and were doing super well and the working have fallen the past several years per the big companies going overseas. They want to keep things like they were not care about us. Tax is helping me more even next year. I am on one income andnever got my own SS per I was 60 when my husband passed so all I put in for years is gone. Republicans need to come together Gov and they are divided like Kasich and Sen McCain and not backing this President we may lose if they are not together. If this cannot change I may never be able to vote Republican again? Democrats sure stay together no matter what. Even Independent Sanders cannot go against them after they messed him over in the DNC and those in Congress majority backed Hillary Whatever you can do Gov talk to all and just say if they sit around and let this sink good luck on any future for them and the Democrats will make things even worse for all of us workers and military again. That Lamb was picked in Pa and the Republican just did not have that charisma so they had better work and get things moving.

  • William D. Mizell Jr.

    04/11/2018 08:16 PM

    Big Mike Robert Muller and Ansrww McCabe both put two innocent men in prison to cover up murders committed by Whitey Bulger. Why are these two men not sitting in prison for obstruction of justice, falsifing evidence, and commiting the felony of not reporting a crime (specifically the murders committed by Bulger) which as officers of the law they are required to do. What was Rod Rosenstein's roll in this?

  • Waylon Bush

    04/11/2018 08:12 PM

    The 4th Amendment is dead. After this bogus investigation of something is not even a crime, the 1st is next, then the 2nd (Dems will save the 5th just in case they need it). This would NOT happen to the Clintons. Obama said he would fundamentally change the USA. He DID. And, ANYONE with any common sense, recognizes we are losing constitutional freedoms and rights at the speed of light. Meanwhile, everyone seems to have forgotten about the Clinton crimes. Maybe all the evidence is now safely secured--or destroyed (not that it is needed because the deck is so stacked). Equal justice for all is now just a sick joke. And guess what?!!!!! All of this is going to stop the ocean currents from flowing! Oh, and where are those people whom I admired that said Mueller was "a man of integrity" ...Madam Secretary Condeleezza Rice? I guess the Republicans are all OK with this charade. Maybe just gutless. PS who is in charge of the DOJ? Never mind, Heeerrreeesss...ROBERT.

  • Mary Diecidue

    04/11/2018 07:41 PM

    What the heck is going on????? If Muelller is setting a trap, why should President Trump meet with him???? Seems like these democrats want to cause President Trump as much trouble as they can........May God intervene and lift President Trump up ......... take all of these obstructionist out of his path.


    04/11/2018 07:36 PM

    President Trump should immediately pardon all of the accused including himself so that the Robert Muller and company handpicked by the Obamas and loyalists and the Clintons, not to mention THE SWAMPS" from both parties establishments, so that the President can shut down this farce of a "Special so called council of Robert Muller and company for good. President Trump should not fire Robert Muller because he will only be replaced by another one to carry on the Farce which undoubtedly would last for years long after the President is out of the office.The President's children will be subjected for years and accused by the Swamps and by the Stupids for years to come. Again, President Trump should pardon the people in question including himself and after the Robert Muller and company is out of the picture select a non Washington Establishment Swamps from around the country, hand selected, to go after the Leftists criminals like Robert Muller and company, Obama and company, HRC Clinton and company and start the real cleaning of the Swamp. Please Mr. President Trump protect "We the People" God Given Rights, are freedom of Speech, freedom of choices, and right with great civility to disagree with one another and hearing both sides of the arguments without recrimination and consequences from the Fascists Left. Thank You for the opportunity to express my deep concern. Oly

  • Roger Madison

    04/11/2018 07:14 PM

    Firing Mueller is problematic. Firing Rosenstein would work better; and, then rescind the Rosenstein to Mueller Memo and/or send another memo that supersedes that one. The new memo would limit the scope such that it would be obvious that his work is done.

  • sam mcadams aka dj monsterrock pittbull

    04/11/2018 06:24 PM

    i tyvery much and you know love the facts so u post ill put on my shows ever sat snowflake show 9am to 1pm est usa time 2pm uk . on

  • Karen Hume

    04/11/2018 04:07 PM

    I am an average citizen and do not carry any clout, but I think President Trump should be commended for all the hard work he has done so far for this country. The liberal media and the left should quit acting like jealous preschoolers and leave the President alone. I am sick of all their juvenile games and wish they would grow up and do their jobs. Leave Mr.Trump alone. And I do not think President Trump should even give a deposition to Mueller. I wish he would ignore that whole Mueller quagmire. And if you see President Trump, Governor Huckabee, let him know he is doing a great job. MAGA

  • Ronald K. Evans

    04/11/2018 04:04 PM

    Dear Mike,

    I agree, President Trump must fire Mueller on the grounds that he and his team are engaged in "malicious prosecution" and an obvious "abuse of the legal process". In simple terms, it is nothing but a Democrat scam. Before he actually terminates Mueller, he and his attorneys should prepare a letter and an itemized list of violations by Mueller and his team and post it before his announcement, carefully worded prepared statement, similar to what an attorney would articulate in "closing arguments" in a court of law in front of a judge. Using the court of public opinion properly however would show justification to both parties, even though most Democrat will squeal like pigs in heat.

    I'm all for it. Do it Mr. President.


    Ronald K. Evans
    Pleasanton, California

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    04/11/2018 03:50 PM

    When It was first announced that Mueller would be heading up the investigative team, the democrats were all but giving each other high fives. I knew then that this would spell trouble for Trump. Firing Mueller now would be disastrous for the Trump team. Political inexperience and naïveté has caused Trump to make serious mistakes in selection of his team with Mueller being at the top of the list in terms of blunders. If President Trump is expecting fairness from the extraordinarily bias Infected Mueller team, I don’t believe he will find it. I do wonder if the donors to the RNC in the last campaign are on his hit list.

  • Raymond Roller

    04/11/2018 03:49 PM

    It would be wrong for Pres Trump to Fire the special prosecutor. The Democrats would certainly use it to claim that Pres. trump was guilty
    of something?
    Why has there not been a special prosecutor appointed to review the Clinton foundation? Prehaps, the Democrats would not be so fast to pursue the continuation of Mr. Muller's long reaching search.

  • Nancy Cornish

    04/11/2018 03:18 PM

    Mike, I have a really long comment here on the subject of Syria. I've been working on this a long time and it's really critical. I don't know another way to send it to you. The President really needs this information too before he does anything in Syria. Bless you for all you do. I love reading every day. Please listen, watch and read: This information taken from four videos is so critically important to the understanding of what is happening in Syria. This started way before any of us can imagine. There has been a plot for a very long time to take down Syria along with 6 other Arab governments. VA Senator Black, former Marine, spent a great of time in Syria and knows what is going on there much better than anyone else. U.N. Ambassador Dr. Bashar Ja’Afari is extremely knowledgeable and articulate. These men have information that is critical to understanding the Syrian situation and how we are being tricked into conflict on the wrong side. We were tricked about Libya, we were tricked about Iraq, now we may be tricked again in an even much worse situation. We must let the President know this information and help him to see that he must not allow himself to be tricked into being dragged into this conflict.
    Thanks, Nancy Cornish

    Who is doing the gassing in Syria and why??? Why is there even a conflict there? Who started it???
    Notes on Syrian U.N. Ambassador Dr. Bashar Ja’Afari’s and VA Senator Richard Black’s and Former AG Ramsey Clark’s speeches in Manhattan on Sept. 11 15th year memorial:
    Former AG Ramsey Clark: Youtube, “Frmr Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s Address to Schiller Institutue September 11 Memorial Conference” Find on Youtube with search for Ramsey Clark Schiller.
    In the great mosque in Damascus. one of the three minarets is named for Jesus. This is 7-800 year old site. Many early Christian leaders are buried there. Today it is a memorial that shows the Syrian people of Christians and Muslims have been living in harmony with peace and love. Damascus has a beautiful, deep peaceful history.
    Sen. Black: Youtube, “VA State Senator Richard Black Addresses September 11 Memorial Schiller Conference” Find if you search on Youtube for Senator Richard Black.
    1. May 30 In Turkey a series of raids 13 Al Qaeda homes raided by Turkish border guards, probable cause from extensive wiretaps, Al Qaeda operatives were moving major supplies of sarin gas into Syria from Turkey. Supplies came out of western Europe. NATO complicit. All arrested. Pres. Erdogan assured new prosecutor assigned, case dismissed.

    2. June 6 2.2K Sarin gas seized by Turkish Border Police

    3. June 20 Defense Intelligence Agency, respectable agency of US gov under chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, out of Pentagon, says Al Nusra has major sarin production units in operation.

    4. August 13 odd day. Rebels call together meeting of CIA, MI6, reps from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, announced that there would be a “war changing development” and that U.S. would bomb Syria.
    Rebels announce 8 days before Gouta gas attack that there would be an important event that would cause the U.S. to get involved and bomb Syria. People in U.S. were in the know. We had enormous supplies of weapons in Turkey in warehouses keys held by CIA. After that meeting we gave immense quantities of our most advanced weapons to the rebels in Syria.

    5. August 21st Ghouta gas attack. Syria was engaged in 5 desperate battlefronts, somehow chose to cross the red line by firing gas at civilian targets. Gassing civilians would be very irrational. Assad is NOT irrational. If he was going to cross the red line, he would have used it in a battle where he could turn the tide of the battle. The U.S. weapons got to the rebels by Aug. 21-23. How did the rebels know U.S. was going to bomb Syria. Answer: Turkey and Al Qaeda executed the gas attack, blaming it on Assad, on purpose to bring the U.S. into the war. Read writings of Seymour Hersh.

    6. Dec of 2015 2 very brave Turkish members of Parliament, at great risk to the lives, gave extensive press conference, laid out all the evidence gathered by Turkish authorities, wiretap information, that Turkey sent Sarin gas and rockets into Syria to get U.S. into war. They were immediately seized and imprisoned for treason for revealing state secrets. They probably will not live.

    7. Syrian war countdown: General Wesley Clark said that right after 9/11/2001 Pentagon had been instructed from above to start war planning with plans to overthrow 7 Arab governments within the next 5 years.

    8. 2006 Wikileaks lets out that U.S. Embassy plans to overthrow Syria. Stable country. Ideal of Arab world, religious tolerance, freedom, women’s rights, but now sinister plan to create religious divisions and hatred where they did not exist.

    9. 2011 Hillary is now Secretary of State. DOD doesn’t start wars, they just carry out orders. We launched an unprovoked attack on Libya and we destroyed Libya. Libya no longer has a government. Libyan uprising in Feb. 2011. Why did we do it? Libya had a large store of advanced weapons we needed in order to overturn Syria. One month later Syrian war starts.

    10. Causes of war in Syria: there was a small domestic demonstration, then Al Qaeda flags started showing up that they didn’t want, military weapons started showing up that they didn’t want, then they began to proselytize religious hatred. The leader of the demonstrators tried to get rid of Al Qaeda but Al Qaeda murdered him. Saudi Arabia had wanted Syria to let them run oil pipelines, Qatar wanted a gas pipeline, Syria said no. This caused a flood of wealth going to the rebels from Qatar. Weaponization of religion. U.S. did this in Afghanistan and we started the Mujahadeen movement to overthrow the Soviets. Not big enough so set up madrassas that didn’t teach mainstream, but violent Wahabiism. What a Pandora’s box we opened!!! We thought it was kind of great that we could cause hatred between groups of people. It wasn’t done by Osama Bin Laden, but by the CIA.

    11. Seymour Hersch wrote the “Red Line” and the “Rat Line”. Movement of Libyan weapons to Syria. Qatar had a major air fleet. Sent transports into Libya, loaded them, transported them to Turkey, then they moved them into Syria to support all kinds of terrorist groups. (This is what was going on in Benghazi that nobody was supposed to ever find out about.)

    12. Major concern to Pentagon: At request of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense intelligence agency highly classified findings, 2013. Pres. Assad must stay in power or Syria will collapse in chaos just like Libya and will fall into hands of extremists. CIA had formed the Rat Line and CIA was giving full support to all rebels including Al Qaeda and ISIS. Dire warning of dire consequences from toppling Assad. There is no such thing as a moderate rebel so U.S. is arming extremists. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn commander of DIA said, “The administration’s policy was contradictory. They wanted Assad to go, but the opposition was dominated by extremists.” We knew it, the White House knew it, but we forged on.

    13. Who will win? Not moderate rebels because there aren’t any. Pres. Assad who is supported by people of Syria and the army? Or Al Qaeda and it’s huge array of various names of groups posing as Syrian rebels.

    14. Who attacked the Twin Towers? Al Qaeda attacked us 17 years ago. Do we want to back them and let them kill all people who are not their kind of Muslim? Syria has a tradition of wonderful religious harmony. In Syria they erected a huge beautiful statue of Jesus. You can’t even do that in USA. Head of Catholic Church says we are 23 million Muslims. Head of Muslims says we are 23 million Christians. Easter concert of Muslims and Christians singing about Jesus. Christmas tree with ornaments of the journalists who are martyrs for covering this war.

    15. Palmyra, architectural wonder of the world, a coalition of 67 nations with aircraft working against ISIS, and they were allowed to travel 100 miles across open desert with hundreds of weapons. We didn’t even try to stop them from destroying Palmyra, didn’t even drop one bomb, because it was halfway on way to Damascus where perhaps they could topple government of Syria.

    16. Syrian Army cut off supply line of rebels into Aleppo. Not civilians in Aleppo, it’s 40,000 troops of Al Qaeda in there with about 95 armed tanks. Al Qaeda was allowed to slowly disburse out of the city.

    17. Various supposed moderate groups shown parading women around in cages, murdering women and doused their children with gasoline and burned them to death, cut off head of Christian child in hospital, and we support them???????

    18. Senator Black is a Marine. He loved singing, I will fight for right and honor and to keep our honor clean. Now in our country our honor has been laden with filth, what we have done in Syria is vile, we are disgraced.

    19. The people of Syria want Bashar Al Assad, they deserve to have the leader they want, but we want to put in some puppet government.

    20. What happens when Al Qaeda and ISIS and all the rest take over? This shows that a group of women were taken out one at a time and burned to death because they refused to have group sex with a group of Muslim men. Let’s rescue these people!!!

    Dr. Ja’Afiri: Youtube “Syrian Ambassador to UN Address to Schiller Institute September 11 Memorial Conference” Find by searching Youtube for Bashar Ja’Afari
    1. Oct 2012, 5 months before 1st chemical gas attack occurred in Syria, Syrian Opposition Activists formed in Turkey the office of documenting the use of chemical weapons in Syria. They formed this office 5 months before anything related to use of chemical weapons in Syria. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in Hague endorsed this center and made them a consultative body in OPCW.
    2. 5 months later first attack of chemical gas killed 18 Syrian soldiers. Assad was blamed for gassing . . . his own soldiers. Really? Instantly Al Jazeera blamed Assad. Simultaneously a series of attacks took place in Syria. Carla DiPonte, Italian lady member of independent investigation committee of U.N., said that the armed groups of the opposition were the ones who used the chemical weapons. She was immediately fired.
    3. 8 hours after attack on Harasta Dr. Ja'Afiri asked Dr. Selstrum to investigate in Syria. He consulted with security council and said he'd assist to find if they were used but wouldn't help identify the perpetrators. From day 1 they knew who did it, but they didn't want to identify them. Took 4 months to send a team to investigate whether weapons were used. Of course, evaporated.
    4. Now Red Line story. 4 months and 11 days, Obama Red Line speech August 20, 2013. Dr. Selstrum was in Damascus at the time of Red Line speech on his way to investigate what happened in Harasta. All of a sudden on August 21st, while he was getting out of hotel to go to investigate, another gas attack happened in suburbs of Damascus. French book, On the Road to Damascus, says French minister for foreign relations was behind the attack. CNN and MSM won't tell you that. That would corroborate the accuracy of our statements.
    Isn't it a paradox that Obama draws his line on Aug 20 and attacks occur on Aug 21? The real enemies of Syria were saying to Obama, “They crossed the line, go and kill Assad like you all killed Hussein.” Isn't it funny that Assad would use chemical weapons while Dr. Selstrum was in Damascus??? And the day after being warned that USA would get involved if he used gas on his citizens?
    5. When I take the floor at U.N. 50 reporters instantly leave the U.N. They don't want to hear the truth.

    What preceded the gas attack in Syria in 2017 that resulted in USA destroying planes at airport in Syria?
    On March 30, 2017 United States Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley says that Assad’s overthrow is no longer a priority, but will concentrate on eliminating ISIS. That was bad news to enemies of Syria who wanted us in the war helping them get rid of Assad. Days later, on April 4th, a gas attack occurred and the staged filming of rescue workers was out there right away ensuring that US would get more involved in war, not less involved. President saw the children harmed and ordered bombing of Syrian aircraft. The rebels from many countries had gassed the civilians and blamed it on Assad to get USA back into fight against Assad. Why would Assad need to gas people in an area where he had successfully surrounded the city and had 40,000 ISIS soldiers and 19 armored tanks unable to get supplies in? He would have had to need to do anything to win that battle against ISIS. With US missile attack and propaganda out in the world, ISIS soldiers were allowed to walk out to fight again another day.

    What preceded the gas attack in Syria in 2018?
    March 29, 2018 President Trump says US will withdraw from Syria “very soon”. Again this was bad news for the enemies of Syria who want us in the war helping them get rid of Assad. Their goal is for Assad to be eliminated so Syria can be taken over and turned into a Muslim government like Turkey has become, instead of a secular government like Syria is now. Days later, April 8th, anther gas attack occurred killing civilians. Assad blamed again. Now President Trump is deciding how to deal with Syria. Most people are believing the propaganda that says Assad did the gassing. Most people don’t know that the rebels are doing it to get us more involved in getting rid of Assad instead of getting less involved. Why would Assad need to use gas on people in Douma where the rebels were again surrounded by the Syrian military and the Syrian Army was winning. He would have no need to do anything different to defeat the surrounded soldiers. Only the rebels gain from the gassing. They get to blame Assad and have the world and the USA help them fight against Assad. If Assad wins this war, his people will be able to have the leader they want, the leader who won by 89% when 75% of the citizenry came out to vote in 2015. If he loses this war, they’ll have a country run by militant Islamists. Do we really want Al Qaeda by any of their many names running Syria if Assad is sent away???

    Did this gas attack really occur? Have you seen the uncut videos of the White Hat people setting up scenes, waiting in a pose, until they get the order to start the scene? These White Hat people are fake. They use chemicals that cause distress but are completely undone by water. They don’t have any need to wear protective clothing in their scenes because they have no fear from any gas. The doctors in the hospitals where these people have been taken have declared that the people have had no exposure to any sarin or chlorine gas.
    What about the agreement reached between the rebels and the Syrian government just before the gas attack? Three countries called this meeting to support terrorists and obstruct the agreement reached about Douma. But they were a bit late. The terrorists wanted this meeting to be held before they were forced to reach an agreement with the Syrian State to leave their stronghold and hand over their weapons. These countries were late in their fulfilling their promises to the terrorists. It would be best not to listen to false reports by the mercenary White Helmets established by British Intelligence Officer James Losery. What proves that these countries were lying is that the residents of Douma left the city safely. 170,000 civilians left the city safely. Those terrorists chose to reach an agreement with the Syrian State as a last resort for them and their families. Buses are transferring them and their families to the city of Durablos. After they refused to settle their affairs and they chose to go to the city of Durablos. The vast majority of residents chose to stay where they were and to be on the side of the Syrian State. It turns out that the allegations of some states of the members of this council on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta were lies just as they were in Aleppo. As it turns out warehouses of some terrorists groups were full of medicines and food monopolized by some elements who sold these items to residents at exorbitant prices. Did the three countries call this meeting to impede and obstruct implementation of this agreement?
    Please watch
    Remember that General Mattis admitted two days ago on Newsweek that there was still no evidence that Syria used gas on his own people.
    “In 2012, before the first time that terrorist groups claimed that we used sarin gas on them in 2013, we informed the U.N. that U.S, U.K. and France have launched a campaign of allegations claiming that Syrian government might have used chemical weapons. Back then we warned that such allegations would encourage governments that sponsor terrorists to provide chemical weapons to armed terrorist groups and then claim that the Syrian government had used those weapons. What happened in the past 5 years? Many towns have confirmed unequivocally what we had warned 5 years ago.”

    Concerned USA citizen, Nancy Cornish, in Rhode Island, [email protected]

  • Michael Egbert

    04/11/2018 03:15 PM

    When Mueller was appointed prosecutor to look into the "collusion with Russia" it was well known that his investigation would go far beyond any "collusion" accusations (the main reason Comey made sure Mueller would be selected). By all rights, once it was determined there wasn't any collusion with Russia, Mueller's "investigation" should have ended and life would go on. When did it become "keep on investigating until we find SOMEthing, ANYthing"? Nobody could survive a microscopic examination where every rock and pebble and speck of dust was overturned in someone's life since their day of birth, not even Billy Graham or Mother Teresa could escape such scrutiny. Everybody, however minute and insignificant it may be will have something that can be singled out and blown into mountainous proportions and made to appear absolutely horrific and horrendous. Mueller was investigate collusion, no collusion, no more investigation. This should all cease immediately. It was never meant to be, "Mr Mueller, look into this collusion accusation, oh, and while you're at it, look really hard and deep and keep on looking till you find something we can run with..."

  • Nan Wysock

    04/11/2018 03:04 PM

    I would be very happy to see Mueller go because I believe he is as vile a viper as I have ever seen. However I do not want President Trump to fire him or sit down to talk with him. The repercussions for our President are not worth it. He would put himself in terrible jeopardy because this particular viper and his cronies are well versed in how to trap those they want to trap. Only God can intervene and bring the guilty ones to justice. Unfortunately for this beloved Nation the guilty ones now are in the Judicial Department and the FBI (leadership) and in other branches of government, past and present. God help us and protect this President.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    04/11/2018 02:56 PM

    after learning more, this is a total witch hunt and Mueller needs to be terminated for someone who is less bias and not in the Clintons back pocket

  • Arlene Hurley

    04/11/2018 02:52 PM

    What does the Bar Association think about what mueller did? Lawyer client confidentiality is gone. What has this got to do with Russia collusion? Thank you. Mueller is way off base here, and should be disbarred.

  • Rubye AnnYvonne Shelton Crumpler

    04/11/2018 02:48 PM

    This is something I read on Gatestone Institute today and I found of great interest. The way I read it is that Muller has committed an overreach in seizing lawyer's papers. Here is what I read.
    The Fourth and Sixth Amendments prohibit government officials from in any way intruding on the privacy of lawyer/client confidential rights of citizens.
    The very fact that this material is seen or read by a government official constitutes a core violation. It would be the same if the government surreptitiously recorded a confession of a penitent to a priest, or a description of symptoms by a patient to a doctor, or a discussion of their sex life between a husband and wife.

    The recourses for intrusions on the Fourth and Sixth Amendments are multifold: the victim of the intrusion can sue for damages; he or she can exclude it from use by the government in criminal or civil cases; or the victim can demand the material back. But none of these remedies undo the harm to privacy and confidentiality done to the citizen by the government's intrusion into his private and confidential affairs.

  • Randy Thompson

    04/11/2018 02:47 PM

    What can we do to help our President, Mr. Buck?

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    04/11/2018 02:45 PM

    Poor Trump. Maybe he should've done what the Clintons do with former associates who become inconvenient - knock 'em off.

  • Richard L Davis

    04/11/2018 02:40 PM

    Wonder if Stormy Daniels paid taxes on this payment?

  • Jeanette Boenzi

    04/11/2018 02:34 PM

    I want to know who is paying this man to crucify our President! It truly is a witch hunt and Mueller is the lead head hunter along with all his cronies. It's just like the story of Jesus. I'm not that religious but this is like a scene from the Bible. I just want to know who Judas is.
    I want my President to be honored and commended for the job he is doing under these difficult nauseating circumstances! President Trump has to stay in office for the next 7 years and I'm afraid that won't be enough time to clean up Obama's mess and drain this swamp that has turned into an ocean. I'm disappointed in our government elected officials. If this continues our forefathers will have suffered and died for nothing. Actually I should say everyone who has given up their life to be in a free country will have died for nothing. Where did all this come from? Socialists Communists Fascist who have thrived in our country for the last 8 years? Or longer? Have they just surfaced to destroy our democracy now because they think the time is ripe? Evil (and I must add rich) has reared it's ugly head! It appears, at times, we will never regain our independence. All the lying and cheating will win. As in Good vs Evil! I know I sound pretty depressing but I have nowhere I can retreat to if this, my country, is compromised. I will stand with my President and Conservatives who want to make a difference in this next election. Things have to change!

  • Randy Butler

    04/11/2018 02:30 PM

    Rod Rosenstein, must be terminated. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could do this without any controversy because Rosenstein is an employee of the Attorney Generals Department of Justice. PUBLIC SERVICE UNIONS run the SWAMP and unions without oversight always BREED CORRUPTION. AG Sessions has been dealing with the SWAMP for many years as a SENATOR. Because of his interaction with the SWAMP He is scared to exercise his right to TERMINATE ROD ROSENSTEIN"S employment. Prof. Dersowitch should be the President's advisor through this UPCOMING CONSTITUTIONAL BATTLE.

  • Diane S. Woodard

    04/11/2018 02:25 PM

    What do you suggest President Trump do? I am so horrified at the unfounded vicious acts to entrap President Trump. He is a good man; The Dems are really trying to hurt us, the Americans conservative voters. We Chrisitans recognize that Muller's work is the work of Satan. Surely there must be some way we can thwart Mueller or stop this heinous activity.

  • Robert McFate

    04/11/2018 02:22 PM

    Huck; It must be pointed out that Trump seems to have a very good grasp on the Constitution as can be seen by many action he has already taken. It may just be that the lawyers are there to help him know how to put that grasp into words that will stand up to an interrogation!