May 7, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
ROSENSTEIN'S "SCOPE" MEMO GAVE MUELLER FREE REIN WITH NO EVIDENCE
In breaking news, the long-awaited August 2, 2017, memo from then-deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein outlining the scope of the Mueller special counsel investigation has been declassified (well, partially), and it’s almost unimaginably bad. No wonder it was kept under wraps for so long.
We’ll have more to say about this on Monday, but for your weekend reading pleasure, Sean Davis at THE FEDERALIST brings the details to you.
Thanks to Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina for his repeated requests that finally led to the document’s release to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Justice Department. It shows that Rosenstein essentially turned Mueller loose to look far beyond whatever dealings with Russia his targets might or might not have had.
In other words, the scope was pretty much unlimited. Mueller was tasked with investigating “1) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump, and 2) any matters that arose or may arise directly from that investigation.”
A MUST-READ UPDATE ON THE FLYNN CASE
After the following commentary appeared in yesterday’s Evening Edition, a magnificent op-ed by James A. Gagliano was posted at the WASHINGTON EXAMINER. The headline says it all: “Michael Flynn was railroaded by Comey’s FBI.” Gagliano concludes that Flynn definitely was set up –- as opposed to Hillary, who got special treatment –- and that this absolutely was driven by politics. His piece sums up just about everything we’ve discussed here and notes other serious problems with the FBI’s activities as well, such as Lisa Page’s involvement in re-writing Flynn’s 302 (interview notes) when she wasn’t even present at the interview.
"Careful examination of fresh facts,” he says, “related to Flynn pleading guilty to Title 18 U.S. Code 1001 (lying to a federal agent) provides an eye-popping and clear-cut case of investigative inconsistencies and partisan political bias.”
Oh, and who is James A. Gagliano? He’s someone who knows all about how things are supposed to be done at the FBI, having worked there for 25 years. He’s now an adjunct assistant professor in homeland security and criminal justice at St. John’s University and a member of the board of directors of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. In addition, he’s a law enforcement analyst for the folks at CNN, who probably won’t be inviting him to any cocktail parties after they’ve read this.
And now, since he's a law enforcement analyst, I just hope he'll tell us what has to happen to put some people behind bars for what they did to an innocent American who served his country for over 30 years.
READ MY ORIGINAL PIECE HERE: "SO OBVIOUS NOW: WHY THE FBI NEEDED FLYNN GONE">>>
GREAT READER COMMENT
Thanks to Ray for this comment on "Fun With Research"...
All my children and their spouses are liberals, to one degree or another. One daughter says she’s a socialist. And they all have $millions...
Two live in LA and another in Boston. And all of their friends are liberal. Whenever we have a political disagreement, they always use a liberal “fact check” site to shoot me down. I usually use another “fact check” site to shoot down their “fact check” site. Always fun and games with them!
You are right that they don’t want to know that President Trump is right about anything!
Most of my children steer away from political commentary with the exception of the older daughter. She’s an RN and a lawyer. She is very intelligent. She always makes sure everyone knows that she is very intelligent. She writes a book when she makes her argument. I can usually debunk her argument in a couple sentences and a contrarian article off the internet.
It used to bother me. Now I just have fun with it.
From the Gov:
Thanks, Ray! Loved your letter. One of my staffers read somewhere about a study that found highly intelligent people tend to be even MORE gifted than others at rationalizing their beliefs, even mistaken beliefs. You might drop that "nugget" into the next debate with your very intelligent daughter!
CNN SAYS STOP
CNN sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump reelection campaign, claiming that an ad that includes a clip from CNN admitting that Trump’s cut-off of travel from China might have saved up to two million lives was misleading and deceptively edited (Note: it wasn’t, and the travel ban might have saved up to two million lives, if you buy the original death projection.)
I suspect CNN is just upset that they slipped up and allowed anything positive to be said about Trump, and the campaign is humiliating them in front of their fellow media outlets by showing it. Personally, I can’t think of anything funnier than CNN having a conniption fit because they claim President Trump is distributing fake news about them.
SLIP OF THE TONGUE
I’ve written before about how I’m very forgiving of slips of the tongue. I don’t pounce on people, even those with whom I strongly disagree, just because they misspeak, because I know how easy that is to do when you’re tired and repeating the same talking points after the 50th interview/speech that day.
That said, I have to add that it taxes even my forgiving nature when someone who wants to be put in charge of dealing with the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, and all future pandemics, and every other important problem of the world, not only claims there have been 600,000 virus deaths in the US (the number is actually about 60,000), but says it twice.
On the other hand, it takes more than a slip of the tongue for a group of well-heeled TDS sufferers to put out a commercial that may be the lowest political ad since Barry Goldwater was linked to an atom bomb blowing up a little girl pulling pedals from a daisy. According to this new anti-Trump ad, he is personally responsible for all the deaths from a disease that was unleashed on the entire world by China, as well as all the economic devastation it’s caused (miraculous, since it’s caused upheaval worldwide, not just where Trump is President.)
Creating that vile ad took more than a slip of the tongue. That’s a major slip of the brain.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 (KJV)