June 21, 2018

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Fact-checking the fact-checkers

I know fact-checking is hard, but is it really that hard for people who claim to be professional fact-checkers?  And do I even need to add that this defamatory lie about a disabled veteran was retweeted by a liberal celebrity? Of course, it was.



OUR TOP STORY TODAY: Hillary intended to break the law, FBI intended to absolve her


Tuesday was “Juneteenth,” a celebration of the anniversary of the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865.  At the link is a timely must-read article by minister, civil rights activist, niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and (I’m proud to say) my friend, Alveda King.  She reminds us that we still have a ways to go in creating a compassionate, egalitarian society, and the left's selective outrage over how some children and parents are treated, but not others, is not advancing that cause.




 Impact of successful SPLC challenge

The news that an Islamic reform group had received an apology and a nearly $3.4 million settlement from the Southern Poverty Law Center for falsely branding them as “anti-Islam extremists” has emboldened more defamed groups to stand up to the SPLC.  The SPLC used to do good work in fighting real hate groups, but it could be looking at as many as 60 lawsuits from groups they allegedly defamed simply because they hold views to the right of the SPLC’s far-left positions.


Let’s all hope and pray that this is the first strike back in a successful campaign to end, once for the all, the ludicrous slander that just because a person or group holds religious views that cause it not to embrace some particular view or practice, that means they “hate” people who do.  One of the foundations of Christianity is the idea, “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”  This conflating of religious people who hold traditional moral values with “hate groups” is a damnable lie that’s been told so many times, it’s now accepted as truth.  It’s time to fight back and end it. 


For instance, I have nothing but love in my heart for the people at the SPLC.  I only hate the fact that their group raises money through frightening some people by slandering other people.  I don’t pray for any harm to come to them, just that they see the error of their ways, repent, then go forth and sin no more.  I hope they will arrive at that self-realization on their own, but if it takes 61 lawsuits, well…the Lord works in mysterious ways.


 Being "passionate" doesn't excuse bad behavior

I wrestled with whether to comment on this or not because I didn’t want to call more attention to the sick comments of a drug-addled former celebrity, particularly when they called for violence against my own daughter and grandchildren.  But since it’s become a major news story, I feel I have to say something.  For the record, this person whom I shall not name has apologized.  He should, but that’s not good enough.  I am a patient and forgiving man, but I am fed up with leftists launching sick, obscene attacks and calling for violence that could incite their unstable followers to harm innocent people -- and not just adults they disagree with politically, but now, their innocent children -- and then skirting responsibility.

Even though I have my own very firm political views, I try hard not to be partisan when it comes to issues of personal behavior.  I have criticized President Trump when I thought his rhetoric went too far or his policies were off-target.  I called for Roseanne to lose her TV show after she wrote an offensive tweet about Valerie Jarrett, even though I have no love for Ms Jarrett’s works and Roseanne at least had the excuse that she is self-admittedly mentally ill.  But the recent spate of reprehensible personal attacks and calls for violence on the left is inexcusable. 

The intern who shouted the F-word at President Trump during his Congressional visit should be fired immediately.  As should the DOJ employee who was found to be among the Democratic Socialists group that forced the Homeland Security director to have to leave a restaurant under threat.

Tweets such as those made by the ‘60s burnout actor referenced above should be dealt with as criminal actions, because free speech does not protect people who incite violence and make threats.  I don’t care that he’s since apologized and deleted them.  No decent human being would ever have even thought of writing them in the first place.  

Personally, I’ll not be satisfied until this aged, bitter, hateful, and violent creep gets arrested.  And I pray for him that NO ONE EVER encourages violence and criminal actions against his grandchildren.  But this kind of vile behavior will continue until smug, self-righteous, drug-addled losers like him are held accountable.

Sadly, he wasn’t alone in his disgusting calls for violence, as the leftist group Occupy Wall Street used Twitter not only to call for deadly attacks on immigration enforcement officers but to give instructions on how to do it (by the way, how does Twitter manage to police and ban every user who expresses a conservative opinion, yet these vermin still have Twitter accounts?)


Being “passionate” about some issue in the news that you don't even understand is not an excuse for inciting violence against innocent men, women and children.  That's not being “passionate,” that's being sick, childish, thoughtless and vile.

It’s especially ironic that this should come on the very same day that Rep. Steve Scalise was able to return to the baseball diamond for the first time, exactly one year since he was nearly murdered by a deranged leftist gunman, inspired by overheated political rhetoric to try to slaughter as many Republican Congress members as possible at a charity baseball game practice.  It was only due to the swift, heroic response by police that he didn’t accomplish his planned massacre, which has oddly become one of the few shootings that the media never seem to want to talk about.

And yet, even after that, some people still refuse to examine their own actions and words.

There is a character in the movie “Forrest Gump” who said something that’s become a meme on many conservative websites.  Wesley, the hippie boyfriend of Forrest’s love, Jenny, after beating her up, tried to weasel out of responsibility by saying, “Things got a little out of hand. It’s just this war and that lying son of a b**** Johnson.”  But of course, he didn’t beat his girlfriend because the President or his policies drove him to it.  He did it because he was a violent, immature, self-centered, hypocritical jerk.

Anyone who commits or foments violence against others and tries to blame it on the President or political policies they disagree with is no better than that scumball.  Shame on them.  They don’t belong on movie or TV screens or on social media.  They need to spend a long time looking inside themselves and reflecting on what they’ve said and done and what they have become.  Preferably during a stay in a federal prison.  



Congratulations to Congressional Democrats for getting what they wanted: the President doing their job for them yet again.  They demanded that immigration enforcement policy be changed while adamantly refusing to change the law, so Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from parents trying to sneak them across the border illegally. 

It’s still not clear what will happen to these children: will they be put in the same detention facilities with their parents and other adults who might be dangerous?  If so, I don’t expect to hear a lot of crying from the left about their welfare.  The children have served their purpose to them and can now be safely ignored, just as they were during the Obama Administration when many of the photos the activists circulated of those “concentration camp-like conditions” were actually taken.

At least, this may mean that the left can stop feigning shock and outrage at discovering that the chief law enforcement officer of the US was actually enforcing the laws they passed themselves.  That is, until they hear Trump’s next suggestion for cutting off the flow of illegal immigrants at the source.  They’re really going to hate this: it would not only reduce illegal immigration, it would also save the taxpayers’ money.




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Escaping justice

For those still contending that “there’s nothing to see here” in the investigation of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations, please note that this week, when the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings, three major figures who were asked to testify were AWOL. 

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying on grounds he might incriminate himself.  Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch simply failed to appear.  And “Mr. Integrity” James Comey sent word that he was out of the country, even though Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa dryly noted that he’d seen Comey in Iowa over the weekend, and “according to his Twitter feed, he seems to be having a wonderful time.”

In Comey’s defense, judging from what we learned in the IG report about what top FBI officials really think about those smelly, WalMart-shopping subhumans who voted for Trump, maybe Comey really does consider Iowa to be a foreign country.



A great summary

George Neumeyr at the American Spectator has an excellent summation for those who haven’t been keeping up with the fallout from the IG report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.  If you’ve just been getting the mainstream media version that it’s a big nothingburger that proves no bias at the top, then read this.  It makes it clear in the participants’ own words that not only were they egregiously biased, but even their excuses and denials are proven by their own words to be “blatant lies.”  And whatever the Mueller investigation eventually offers up, if it ever results in anything, it will have sprung from this poisoned well.


Very sad news: one of the few celebrities who was still capable of communicating kindly, thoughtfully and intelligently in the Trump era has passed away at 46.


Hillary intended to break law, FBI intended to absolve her

We were right about the news cycle being dominated by the hysteria about crying children at the border for yet another day; hardly anyone other than FOX News covered the Inspector General’s testimony before congressional committees on Tuesday.  (CBS gave it a tiny bit of coverage.)  The timing of this immigration story –- which is not new information –- has to be a deliberate distraction from the shocking revelations in the IG report, because they shed too bright a light on the roaches infesting the Obama DOJ and FBI.

Obviously, we can’t look to the mainstream media for information about what has turned out to be the worst scandal in memory:  the intentional weaponizing of the federal law enforcement bureaucracy to try to fix the outcome of a presidential race and, later, to bring down a duly elected President.  It’s been gratifying to see respected legal analysts such as Andrew McCarthy confirming in legal terms what we’ve been saying in layman’s terms for two years.

 Consider the “matter” (Loretta Lynch’s term) of Hillary’s email server.  My readers know that for a long time, we’ve maintained that her setting up of a personal server to handle all her business as Secretary of State had “intention” written all over it.  That seemed even more important than any particular document that might have done through it, because the only conceivable motivation for setting it up that way was to keep her official correspondence out of reach of subpoenas and Freedom Of Information Act requests.  It had to have taken some foresight and planning.  Hillary got it done on Day 1 of her new cabinet job.

Now, only one of two things is possible.  1) Hillary Clinton intentionally disregarded the training she had received in document classification and security and put all her State Department business on a nonsecure server because hiding what she was up to was more important than following the law, in which case she is far too unethical to be President, or 2) Hillary Clinton is such a clueless ninny that she really thinks you wipe a server “with a cloth” and that the 33,000 subpoenaed emails she deleted really were about yoga and Chelsea’s wedding plans, in which case she is far too stupid to be President.   

Now, Hillary Clinton may be a clueless ninny about some things --- why she lost the election certainly comes to mind --- but when it comes to hiding information, she is a master, so I’m going with 1) unethical.  She has practiced hiding information since she was in the White House; remember the missing Rose Law Firm time sheets and Vince Foster’s office files that were carted off after his suicide?  She’s also quite practiced at hiding the truth by telling lies; remember Benghazi?  Remember “the vast right-wing conspiracy” to accuse her husband?  Through the years, she has shown herself over and over to be secretive and dishonest.  (Hillary, THAT’S why you lost the election.)

When Hillary ascended to the State Department, she had to know that, by definition, much if not most of her work would deal with classified matters.  The rules were clear.  Everybody who works with classified materials knows them.  Hillary HAD to know how vulnerable her information was to foreign agents (in fact, we’ve learned from the IG report that they hacked it), and she HAD to know she was breaking the law, big-time, but she didn’t care.  It’s just astonishing.

This is the Elephant In The Room that the Justice Department and FBI had to find a way around if they weren’t going to indict her.  (McCarthy explains how they did this.)  And why would they contort the law in such a way?  Even Horowitz, in his report, doesn’t really focus on this, opting to give them the benefit of the doubt that their conclusions weren’t based on political bias.

But what else could they possibly have been based on?



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  • Jerry Johnson

    06/23/2018 07:23 PM

    Every person in the Obama administration that violated and broke our laws needs to be investigated, and if appropriate, prosecuted, and incarcerated if found guilty. There should be no exceptions.

  • Vada Hilts

    06/22/2018 11:48 AM

    I really appreciate your truthfulness in all the bad politics and bad news media that has been going on. YOU are the only one I can rely on for the true news without bias. Thank you so much. vada

  • Linnea Karpenske

    06/22/2018 09:33 AM

    I have thought for a long time that Hillary's leaky email system was responsible for the downing of the helicopter carrying all the seal members. It was just too lucky that they would have that information by chance. I think she is responsible for those deaths as much as she is responsible for the Benghazi deaths.

  • Kathleen O'Neal

    06/22/2018 08:45 AM

    Why is Hillary above the law? Is our country that misguided? I question both Bill and Hillary because I do believe they have both sold their souls to the devil. I know this sounds crazy but I just do not understand how she can get by with so much criminal activity in her lifetime. As well as her husbands.. They must know something that the Dems just do not what us to know. It makes our country look totality laughable in the eyes of the world. And such a waste of tax payers money. We need term limits ASAP!!!!!! Thank you and keep up the good work. God bless you and your family.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    06/22/2018 07:47 AM

    1) Nothing will ever be done to Hitlery regarding her disregard of the laws; 2) Now the left wants to build a new facility to house all these illegals on taxpayer dimes; Can we just work on our own homeless situation rather than illegals and Space Wars? 3) I love you Huck heroes and your daily verses.

  • Anna Kupfer

    06/22/2018 06:44 AM

    I love your newsletters including your evening one. Would it be possible to add a FB and Twitter links to each commentary so that we can share them Thank you, Governor Huckabee

  • Rosemarie Kaupp

    06/22/2018 06:27 AM

    I believe a lot of these celebrities and media types are disturbed individuals from drug use and not knowing God and Jesus Christ. They had anger and hatred in their hearts long before Donald Trump ever ran for president. He just gave them a convenient route for expression. Once the campaign got in motion, they jumped on the hatred bandwagon and revved up the rhetoric. Perhaps the President didn't help this. But I believe all this divisiveness we see in the country today really started with Barack Obama with his Saul Alinsky tactics, especially that of demonizing opponents and anyone who disagreed with him. Obama divided the country along religious, racial, economic, gender and even health care lines. Everything he did wrong was ignored. The media are now projecting these same wrongs onto President Trump and saying he is doing wrong where he is not. Where were they for 8 years through all the lies, acrimony, scandals, incompetence, golfing, costly vacations, attacks on the military and law enforcement? It is simply astonishing to watch!!! I think I am living in the twilight zone. Trump's campaign did nothing wrong yet his people are being charged, jailed, destroyed and bankrupted by Mueller et al. Hillary did everything crooked along with the FBI and DOJ, yet the IG lets them skate. I bet no one is ever charged or goes to jail! The United Twilight Zone of America. We should all get new zip codes and rocket ships instead of cars. The media and Democrats will never let up on President Trump. I hope there is a reckoning waiting for Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Jim Acosta and Morning Joe and most assuredly George Soros and Barack Obama and the editors of the NYT and WAPO for what they have done to the USA and its great people.

  • Mary debiase

    06/22/2018 05:19 AM

    Thank YOU Mr. Huckabee for your truthful insight and having the courage for speaking it. You and your family are in my prayers. I am not a robot

  • Steven Ward

    06/22/2018 03:09 AM

    When will YOUR children be allowed to learn about some of my discoveries like U.S. patent #7531930, energy from Magnets and Wardforce (part of the Magnetic Field that has been isolated from the North and South Poles)?

  • Kathy Wingate

    06/22/2018 02:06 AM

    I keep hearing the IG state there was no bias found by the PROSECUTORS, who made the decisions after receiving reports from FBI investigators, with whom we are already way too familiar. Do we get to know who these Prosecutors were, who did not find bias? Why shouldn't their names come out?? We pay their salaries, too.

  • Lynn Benson

    06/22/2018 01:13 AM

    You have a new show? I missed that information! Where and when is your new show?

  • Nelda White

    06/22/2018 12:44 AM

    what is a robot? can't seem to leave a comment because of that.

  • Nelda White

    06/22/2018 12:41 AM

    the news media was playing a tape of crying children supposed to be at the border, however, one was saying she "wanted to call her aunt" and a man was saying " we are going to help you call your aunt." another child was crying and calling for "daddy, daddy". now these are young children that haven't learned English yet. mexican children don't call their fathers daddy and don't call their aunts, aunt, it's usually tia. and poppy for father.
    so how did these little kids learn english so quick?

  • Carla Cole

    06/22/2018 12:39 AM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    All I can say is that I have such respect for you and lovely daughter and look to you for the truth. I look forwarded to your show every weekend. Informative, good music, fun guests and last but not least is those crazy things in the news you talk about, so funny.
    I'm so sorry for those awful things that were said about you and Sarah.

    Gods blessings on you and Sarah

  • Jane ballard

    06/21/2018 11:30 PM

    I would like to know some good fact checking sites so that I can fact check what I hear and read. Please do not refer me to snopes. I would also like to say I never fact checked Charles Krauthammer as I knew he was correct. He was a scholarly, honorable gentleman whom will be greatly missed.

  • Pet Campbell

    06/21/2018 10:55 PM

    After all that has come out, and granted I believe its a drop in a leaky bucket! Can you believe that the DOJ or the FBI can be trusted to clean themselves up?
    It's incomprehensible to me that as they are still stonewalling and lying, hiding documents any other ways trying to cover their butts that anyone in those departments would have any integrity to investigate themselves. So we the people toe the damn line and obey the laws, while those entrusted to enforce the law spit in our faces.

    My husband served in the US Army from 1964- 1971 in communications ( radio research) if he or his men had any kind of leak or lost communications, they would likely have been shot as traitors. Yet at the highest level of our govt, there are no consequences. I am baffled and disheartened.

  • Paul Kern

    06/21/2018 10:07 PM

    I read your news and others daily in an attempt to understand what's going on. I see some truth in the "Deep State" people have talked about. As a believer I don't worship "either party" as the bearers of truth. There are deceived people on both sides at all levels of government who truly hate our country and God. I also see many churches in this. Many are purposely teaching by their actions that it's okay to disobey the law by giving "sanctuary" for illegal aliens. A big conflict between their religious beliefs and ethnic identity. It seems their actions show that ethnicity trumps faith in the living God.

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    06/21/2018 09:53 PM

    Gov Huckabee, I know at times you have used satire in your articles and hope you will allow me to use a LARGE does of satire as I put forth a possible solution to the border situation that perhaps the Democrats and media might find acceptable. Here goes:

    "A new law is approved by congress and signed by the President. This new law hereby dissolves all City, Township, County, State and Federal USA boundaries. No person of any nation state shall heretofore be held guilty for entering, passing through, non-registering as an immigrant or alien and shall not be arrested, harassed or question by any person. By passing this bill the articles and laws of all City, Township, County, State and Federal USA will be held null and void until some government is established to determine if this land mass is to be governed by any such government or if there is to be nothing but individual right as determined by each and every person."

    Can you sense that I am fed up with the fact the left will not openly admit that they do no want our borders and would almost love to do away with most of the laws of this great nation. President Trump attempted to 1) Follow all the laws and court orders that are presently in effect, and I congratulate him for that; and 2) Point out the loopholes within the present system if anyone does try to follow the laws. Unfortunately, even our Republican "friends" can not see the trees for the forest. There now appears there is nothing that can be done to satisfy the Democrats, here my satirical article.

  • Eugene Henifin

    06/21/2018 09:35 PM


  • Lars Schroeder

    06/21/2018 09:21 PM

    Dear Governor! You are hilarious! The quip about Comey in foreign Iowa knocked me off my chair! If we couldn't get you into the oval office, you at least deserve a place as an SNL joke writer! Nah, your own new show is much better than SNL anyway! And I think that as long as the Huckabee show is around, they'll probably have a spot for you there on the writing team...

    Btw, the Dairy Queen in Salem decorated with 1967 pics of "The Zonks" in Hope, AR (I mentioned last time I saw you) ... the present owners never took the photos down when they bought the enterprise, and don't have any connection with them. So I can't tell you that your old musician friends made it big in business, and are now in Oregon.

    Update: The Oregon initiative (for ending tax payer funding for abortions) needed 117,000 signatures. We now have 127,000, with a week left for gathering. A portion will be tossed out, as you well know. Thanks so much for your part in building our momentum!

    Best wishes, sir! As always, I salute you!
    Lars Schroeder

  • Anthony Silverence

    06/21/2018 09:20 PM

    Well Mike, Goodlatte's immigration bill HR.4760 was soundly defeated. It was a great bill. Exactly what the majority of the American people asked for. But it went down in flames. It seems that they just don't care in Washington. Sure, let more of these leeches in to bleed the country. Well Mike, this defeat was the final straw for this 58 year old American Citizen. I've seen the greatest achievements ever made on this planet because of our country's existence. Now, I fear I will live just long enough to see our nation's final demise. It's quite over. Trump has and I guess will, do all he can. But with the constant attacks on him and his policies, I see no clear path for success. So for me Mike, I throw in the towel. I won't vote anymore. I won't be involved as I was. What's the point? The government does what it wants. We have criminals who were and some that still are, in our government. They will never be indicted, leave alone arrested and tried. The whole thing has become a sick joke Mike. From now on, I'll just sit quietly and let it all unfold. Who knows, it may do wonders for my high blood pressure. Good luck to you MIKE. God help our poor country.

  • Bruce Deming

    06/21/2018 09:09 PM

    It runs in the family. "This aged, bitter, hateful, and violent creep" has a sister, who should be in jail, on her first of 2 life sentences, for treason and high crimes against the United States of America, while in the theater of war. Her actions directly caused the death of U.S. soldiers held captive by the enemy. I'm pretty sure Henry has already rolled in his grave, and he won't be visited by his evil spawn in the after life, they are headed in the opposite direction.

  • Alan Westerback

    06/21/2018 09:05 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I am very proud of you and your daughter. You are truly a patriot and man of God. Your writings and speeches I have heard you compose and execute are ALWAYS SPOT ON! Please keep up the fight . You are a treasure to all of us, as lovers of God and this wonderful country we live in. Your daughter is doing an outstanding job, taking and returning the liberal lobs from the fake news.
    In closing, I just want you to know how proud I am of You and your daughter, as well as your wonderful family , without their support would make your work impossible.

  • Bobby Allred

    06/21/2018 08:43 PM

    I just found out about pro-life journalist, David Daleiden, who had been undercover for 30 months to expose Planned Parenthood’s horrendous un-human practices, and somehow, through Panned Parenthood connections and taxpayer millions (billions?), is somehow facing 15 felony charges in California, and possibly others in Texas. How can something like this happen? An unholy and evil organization like Planned Parenthood is going to be allowed to ruin a decent American’s life? If this is allowed to stand, it will be one of the worst travesties of Justice ever to come out of our justice system. Planned Parenthood should be facing felony charges, rather than a pro-life journalist.

  • Robert Stillwell

    06/21/2018 08:35 PM

    You are so point on. I look forward to reading your inputs daily . I too am a follower of Jesus and share most if not all of your points of view. You were my first choice for president but we all know how that went. Your daughter Sarah is a woman I have my daughters following closely also. Stand firm in the faith pray for me as I you.
    Robert Stillwell