January 30, 2020

Maybe one of the reasons young people don’t comprehend the horrors of the Holocaust is the same reason they don’t relate to older movies: they’re averse to anything in black and white, and most of the images of World War II are in black and white. If that’s the case, then this just might be the shock treatment cure for apathy about concentration camps.

At that link are a number of photos of Auschwitz and Dachau and their inmates, victims and survivors, many of them children. Some of these photos have been expertly colorized using digital technology, to make them look exactly as they did in real life at the time. I must warn you: these photos were already very disturbing, but with the added shocking immediacy of color, they are even more so. I can’t imagine anyone who sees them ever questioning why we continue to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day even though 75 years have now passed.


As part of Thursday’s “impeachment” Q&A in the Senate, the House impeachment managers again made the demonstrably false claim that any suspicions of corruption involving Joe and Hunter Biden and Ukraine are proven falsehoods and a “debunked” conspiracy theory. I loved the way the President’s Attorneys followed that by answering the question, “Which federal agency has investigated and ‘debunked’ those suspicions?” Answer: none.

Now, with Laurel and Hardy-level impeccable timing comes this story: former Ukrainian prosecutor General Viktor Shokin (whom Biden bragged about getting fired by threatening to withhold a billion dollars in foreign aid) “has demanded that the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) open criminal proceedings against former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden for illegal influence on him as the prosecutor general of Ukraine,” under Part 2 of Article 343 of Ukraine's Criminal Code.

Shokin’s statement to authorities reads, “During the last months of 2015 and the first of 2016, Joseph Biden, using his official position, personally paid official visits to Ukraine several times with the aim of holding negotiations with the state leaders on my removal from my post. As a result, he curtailed an objective investigation (of) criminal proceedings on the facts of unlawful activities of persons associated with the company Burisma Holdings Limited (Cyprus), including the son of the specified high-ranking official.” Shokin claims he agreed to resign due to pressure from Biden to withhold a U.S. state guarantee in the amount of $1 billion, an act the International Law Association concludes was illegal pressure.

Well, this will make any future state visits to Ukraine by a President Biden awfully awkward! He might have to dodge process servers like Hillary Clinton does.

Democrats keep telling us that “nobody is above the law,” but we’ve learned that by “nobody” they mean “Any big name Democrat.” The latest example is also one of the most famous prior examples.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing Hillary Clinton for $50 million for defaming her as a “Russian asset.” And Hillary is dodging the summons. When a process server came to Chappaqua to deliver the court documents, the Secret Service (which I thought was there to protect her from attackers, not the law) turned the process server away. The server was directed to the office of Hillary’s lawyer, David Kendall, who also turned the process server away. Gabbard’s attorneys are considering what to try next.

Personally, I’d say the server is lucky, considering what Hillary did to the last server that posed a legal threat to her. At least this server didn’t get erased, bleached and smashed with a hammer.


Humor Break: The Senate could use a laugh break amid all the “impeachment” tedium, and they got one Wednesday, when a planned publicity stunt by Chuck Schumer backfired. He had invited Lev Parnas, the indicted alleged fraudster and known liar who’s claiming to have damaging information on Trump, to come to the trial. Unfortunately for Schumer, Parnas couldn’t get into the chamber because electronics are banned, and he has to wear an ankle bracelet monitor. Man, there’s a ringing endorsement for your star witness!

Let’s hope the ban on ankle monitors is never extended to the entire Capitol or the Democratic House might not be able to reach a quorum.


Wednesday, while House Democrats were…well, you know what they were doing…President Trump was officially signing the new USMCA North American trade agreement into law, replacing the job-killing NAFTA treaty. Fox Business described it as “the biggest trade deal of all time,” worth an estimated $1.3 trillion. It is expected to create thousands of US jobs, help prevent American jobs from being outsourced, and bring billions in new revenues, especially for US farmers and ranchers.

In an amusingly telling decision, Trump signed the bill on the White House lawn, surrounded by hundreds of CEOs, union representatives, ranchers and farmers, but not House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That’s understandable: at least the pig farmers know how to control their pigs.


Jonathan Chiat of New York magazine has made a career out of telling liberals what Republicans are thinking with the same level of accuracy of a blind man describing what an elephant looks like by feeling its tail. This is his latest effort at mind-reading the opposition:

"Many Republicans started the process believing 1) President Trump did not demand investigation in return for aid but that 2) doing so would be unacceptable. They now believe the opposite on both points."

For the record, I’ve been saying from the beginning that while I don’t believe Trump did that (he denies it, I’ve seen no convincing evidence to the contrary, and I still believe in archaic concepts like “innocent until proven guilty”), that if he did demand Ukraine clean up corruption before giving them a mountain of our tax money, I’d consider that just doing his job under the Constitution and under a treaty with Ukraine signed by Bill Clinton. And if any of that alleged corruption involved high US officials, the fact that they might be running for President has no bearing on whether they should be investigated. If anything, it should make investigating them more urgent (the FBI certainly seemed to think that even the most transparently bogus Russia rumors about candidate Trump warranted investigation.) Hillary Clinton’s example aside, running for President as a Democrat should not be a free pass for violating federal law.

This brings us to today’s must-read article by Kyle Smith at National Review (I’m not linking to Jonathan Chiat, that quote above tells you enough.) It’s a hilariously brutal review of Hulu’s new documentary, “Hillary,” which is made by a director so blinded by partisan worship of her subject that she doesn’t realize how much ugly truth is peeking through the veneer of Hillary’s excuses, rationalizations, projection and blame-shifting for her own failures and misconduct.

This ties in with Chiat’s obliviousness about what people outside his liberal bubble are really thinking, particularly when Hillary declares (and I am not making this up), “I am the most-investigated innocent person in America.” Outside the bubble, those of us who followed that farcical “investigation” of her email server tend to think of her as the least-prosecuted guilty person.

So who is the “most-investigated innocent person?” Can you think of someone who’s had to endure three years of investigations and accusations, including a $30 million probe of “Russian collusion to influence the 2016 election” by hostile, partisan, corrupt federal agents with virtually no limits on what they were allowed to look into? And even after they found nothing, he’s still accused of it anyway? And it all stemmed from an actual, verified act of collusion with Russian sources to influence the 2016 election paid for by…Hillary Clinton? Whoever the person is who had to endure all that, I’m sure Hillary would tell us that it’s all Trump’s fault.


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  • Ruben Malave

    02/02/2020 03:34 PM

    I've been wondering for sometime, why no one has raised a question about Hunter Biden, a private citizen, accompanying his father to Ukraine and China on a government aircraft. Not only did he enrich himself as the son of the vice president, the American people paid for his travel. What do you think? God bless you for being an advocate of conservatives and Christians.

  • Floyd A Unger

    01/31/2020 03:03 PM

    Thank you for the great report and keeping up the info pressure. I really wonder if enough people will ever be exposed to this. I certainly hope and pray so.

  • Judy Nurkkala

    01/31/2020 02:59 PM

    I just read that Adam Schiff is married to George Soros' daughter. Do you know if that's true?

  • rodney Burke

    01/31/2020 02:19 PM

    Since Hilary is just hilary, she should have zero SS. She needs to see a jail cell for a while so she can face reality. The mental disorder: liberalism has been on public display for more than 2 months. It should be apparent by now, that the dems are not into truth and their contempt for the constitution is palpable.

  • Marilyn Scott

    01/31/2020 01:09 PM

    Does anyone realize that we wouldn’t be wondering about whether witnesses would be called if the Democrats running for president were not allowed to vote???!!! Thanks, Governor, for your clear, concise coverage of the news!

  • William J Douglas

    01/31/2020 10:54 AM

    When Trump was elected I told a friend, "They are scared to death he will be successful." No pundit, I; but this is bearing out. He is being impeached while: having a major rally in Iowa during the Democratic caucus period; announcing a peace plan for Palestine that has Arab support; moving ahead with USMCA and building the wall; drawing huge crowds in NEW JERSEY; and gaining popular support in his job approval. He was given a fertile field and he is capitalizing on it. He is the Energizer Bunny. He is being successful. And they resent it.

  • Rick Locke

    01/31/2020 10:08 AM

    Dear Governor Mike,
    After the past 3 + years with a series of "trumped-up" stories about President Trump trying to influence the 2016 election - first with with the 2 + years of the Muller investigation into Russian collusion, then the failed manufactured fairy tale "Ukraine interference" gambet & impeachment attempts, don't you think that it's time to address the obvious being the Democrat's attempts to influence the 2020 election?

  • sandra adie

    01/31/2020 09:12 AM

    Your comment about republicans now believing Trump did a quid pro quo flies in the face of the transcript Can they not read or is it their memories that are at fault for that conclusion. It does not matter anyway The entire Dem Process was unconstitutional so aquittal is their only honest choice . As for new witnesses that is an outrageous request and if they do this they damage the role of the senate forever The weak republicans that refuse to support Trump defy belief. They disgust me

  • Michael Hutch

    01/31/2020 07:33 AM

    De-ranged Schiff. The sad thing, deranged votes in Burbank area will re-elect him; just like Wisc. & Minn. w/ the "MOB"

  • Mona Kramer

    01/31/2020 07:17 AM

    Would like to see President Trump win by a landslide. I am a deplorable....I have a "2020 Trump" magnet on my car...... a "Thank you Jesus" magnet on my car..... I shop at Walmart (even though I am not poor) because they have what I want.... I shop at the Dollar store on occasion... I watch my pennies and if the Democrats don't get the upper hand.... will have enough money to take care of myself until my eternal reward without being a burden on society.

    I raised 6 children .. ...they all pay taxes ........ believe in God .... go to church.....and they will not be a burden on society either. In my own small way, I have made America Great!

    President Trump, keep going, let the mud slinging be a sign that you are going the right direction.. Praying for you everyday!!!!

  • Don Lees

    01/31/2020 06:37 AM

    Thank you for this commentary, having watched much of the proceedings I am very disappointed in the hatred and blindness of the House of Representatives of our president who despite all efforts by the Democrat's is doing a great job.

  • Brenda Easterling

    01/31/2020 02:57 AM

    Great!!!!! Newsletter!!!!! I loved the chuckles ??????????!!!!!!!

  • Don Crumbley

    01/31/2020 01:59 AM

    Gov. This the best daily comment that you have ever published. The truth will set this country free.

  • William Taylor

    01/30/2020 11:03 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    An investigation of the Bidens probably should have happened years ago but when compared to the FBI’s investigations of candidate Hillary Clinton and candidate Donald Trump, I think both investigations recognized and tried to minimize the public impact on their campaigns. President Trump, on the other hand, seemed to want to maximize the public impact in public statements and in working with Ukraine. Shouldn’t investigations be kept private so that people are ’innocent until proven guilty’?

  • Ruth Ferraro

    01/30/2020 10:54 PM

    I watched the entire impeachment hearings tonight. If the Democrats keep saying they want a "fair trial" and more witnesses, it must be fair for both sides so that the Republicans can grill witnesses of their choice as well - mainly because they will be also able to discredit them for having ulterior motives! Biden was shown many times on video bragging that he said money be with held unless the prosecutor investigating his son was fired and "..." they were fired!

  • Marshall Goldman

    01/30/2020 10:46 PM

    Governor, can You please tell us "idiots" of a Conservative nature how Dictator Pelosi can get away with all these announcements and obvious hatred of our President. Between her,schumer,schiff and the rest of these losers who are running for president /the latest comment from her mouth is that even if the President is acquitted, he won't be acquitted ever. Does our Constitution and Democracy mean anything anymore to anyone in this Incredible Country? Frankly, I'm sick and tired of the dimwits and their refusal to admit they are on the wrong road!

  • Sheryl Lundien

    01/30/2020 10:42 PM

    You GO General Viktor Shokin!!! Siccum on the Bidens!! Thank you, Gov. Huckabee for your insight into everything. I LOVE it!!

  • June Swezea

    01/30/2020 10:40 PM

    Thank you Mike. I find this page very refreshing every nite and usually gives me a good laugh. It also helps me know how and what to pray about for America.

  • Betty Lou Schwartz

    01/30/2020 09:59 PM

    Lol!! I hope they got a shot of SHumer's face when they wouldnt let Parnas in!

  • Dale Baker

    01/30/2020 09:31 PM

    Is it possible that the trial will be over by tomorrow, Friday, January 31?

  • Michael E Newbury

    01/30/2020 09:16 PM

    I really appreciate your sense of irony and the obsurd in your letters.
    Back when Billary was occupying the White House, there was (is) a Heat and Air company with the ad jingle " Often imitated, never duplicated, Drabek and Hill!" so I took it upon myself to update it for National use, to wit: " Often implicated, never adjudicated, Hillary and Bill!"

  • Tim Zahn

    01/30/2020 09:04 PM

    There's an Auschwitz going on NOW in this country. It's called "Planned Parenthood".

  • Mary Williams

    01/30/2020 08:49 PM

    Thank you so much for your informative analysis of the truth. I pray that this, at least, 3 1/2 years of harassment of President Trump is now over. That WeThePeople can breath a little easier that our Candidate, now President, can complete what still needs to be done to drain the swamp and bring to trial all those who are guilty of doing harm to the Constitution.
    God Bless America

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/30/2020 08:45 PM

    Mike, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing that letter to the Senate because I see it as, at least, one Christian who has stepped up to the plate to take a stand for the biblical values (you know, like LOVE vs HATRED) that are THE only values that will keep America from losing its very soul!!!

    Months ago, I wrote in one of my comments, how I saw you as possibly being the Commander in Chief of an "army" of Christians who will be willing to get involved in the spiritual warfare we find ourselves in because good old Satan is not going to stop influencing our kids to kill one another UNTIL Christians take a stand against the hatred that is moving them TO want to kill one another an demonstrate TO them HOW the HE....and His UNCONDITIONAL love....that is in us is more powerful THAN the he...and his hatred.. .that is in the world!

    If HATRED is what is sending our kids to early graves then I will say it one more time that the Democrats...and THEIR hatred...are part of the problem we are facing with our youth killing one another!!!

  • Helen H. Johnson

    01/30/2020 08:30 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    Helen H. Johnson, Mesquite, Texas
    [email protected]