Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- In some cases, the evidence doesn't support the charges in Jan 6 violence
- Must-Read Article
- “Legalize Vote Fraud Act”
- Pentagon linguist pleads guilty to providing information to Hezbollah
- In case you missed it: A must-read story on real election fraud
- Suez Canal ship is finally free
- Featured Post: CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: Many Jan. 6 "rioters" broke small laws
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
In some cases, the evidence doesn't support the charges in Jan 6 violence
By Mike Huckabee
The violence at the Capitol in January was reprehensible and rightly condemned, and those who engaged in it should face justice. But the overblown rhetoric from the Democrats about it being an armed insurrection to overthrow the government is running aground on the rocks of reality as investigators and prosecutors try to build cases that will stand up in court, yet are finding that the evidence in many cases doesn’t support the charges.
Here’s just one example, a man and his mother accused of posing a threat of force to promote their political ends.
A federal court ordered the case sent back for review after finding that the two didn’t break in, they simply walked into the Capitol past police officers who didn’t try to stop them. They didn’t bring weapons, harass the police, vandalize any property or threaten or fight with anyone. Their only crime was simply being there.
Since the Democrats howl that the rioters threatened “the people’s House,” it’s a bit odd that they now want to make it a federal crime merely for “the people” to enter it.
By Mike Huckabee
Since March is “Women’s History Month,” why are Democrats in Washington, including President Biden, using it to try to pass a so-called “Equality” bill that will erase women’s rights and opportunities, along with First Amendment religious freedom rights?
“Legalize Vote Fraud Act”
By Mike Huckabee
Three election law experts explain why HR1 (the “For the People Act,” which I more accurately call the “Legalize Vote Fraud Act”) is not only unconstitutional but also, as one put it, “the worst bill I’ve ever seen and the most dangerous bill I have ever seen when it comes to elections."
I am heartened by what Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says are the two things Missouri will do if that bill becomes law:
“We will file a lawsuit…and then we will tell the federal government to pound sand because we will follow the Constitution regardless of what the United States Congress does.”
Pentagon linguist pleads guilty to providing information to Hezbollah
By Mike Huckabee
A Minnesota woman who had a top secret government clearance as a contract linguist at an overseas US military facility was charged last year and has now pleaded guilty to giving information about US intelligence assets to a Lebanese man she had a romantic interest in and who is believed to be connected to the terrorist group Hezbollah. He wanted the information about people who might have helped President Trump target Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani. The DOJ said she had reason to believe this information would be used to harm US interests and that it endangered the lives of military members and others who supported the US in a combat zone.
Just curious: would the current fixation on rooting out extremists in the military have identified her, or would she have had to vote for Trump?
In case you missed it: A must-read story on real election fraud
By Mike Huckabee
Real Clear Investigations has been a valuable, trusted source for the Huckabee team, and it looks as though they've come through again, this time with an important story out of Missoula County, Montana, that could bring to light how pervasive voting irregularities really are.
Though many might not be aware, so-called “audits” that have been done in other counties –- for example, Cobb County in Georgia and Maricopa County in Arizona –- have been of relatively small random samples that wouldn’t necessarily turn up election fraud in one concentrated area. But in Missoula County, a Democrat-leaning county with only 119,600 residents, they recently audited ALL the mail-in ballots for the 2020 election and found “irregularities characteristic of large urban centers –- on a level that could have easily swung local elections in 2020, and statewide elections in cycles past.”
Suez Canal ship is finally free
By Mike Huckabee
That ship that got stuck and blocked the Suez Canal for six days finally broke free Monday. Here’s a story about what happened and why it matters.
There were even fears that the blockage might cause another worldwide toilet paper shortage that would have had some people praying for a blockage in their intestines.
If you think I shouldn’t be making jokes about this, rest assured, I’m hardly the first. The Babylon Bee beat me to it…
As did all the Internet meme makers (I especially love the ones with WD-40, Biden at the wheel, and “If the San Francisco Board of Education ran the Suez Canal”)...
Maybe they finally called in Austin Powers to solve the problem. Yeah, baby!
Featured Post: CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: Many Jan. 6 "rioters" broke small laws
By Mike Huckabee
The Capitol Hill security breach on January 6 was reported as an “insurrection,” a “threat to our democracy” and an attempt “to overturn the 2020 election.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after failing to provide adequate security for President Trump’s rally --- he had approved thousands of National Guard troops for the event, which she did not use --- overreacted spectacularly, bringing in the Guard after the fact and ordering the installation of tall fencing topped with razor wire all around the Capitol area. President Trump was accused of inciting the “rebellion” and even impeached for this (even though we know it was impossible for those who entered the Capitol that day even to have heard Trump’s speech). The message to Trump supporters was loud and clear: we see you as a threat.
Don’t misunderstand: I have said from the first that it was stupid and wrong to get out of line and enter the Capitol that day, let alone to cause vandalism and attack Capitol Police. A woman was killed. And those who participated in any way gave Biden’s political team a priceless GIFT --- an excuse to wrongly tag all Trump supporters as part of a rowdy mob that needed to be held in check.
But, really, what kind of an “insurrection” is it when not one firearm is confiscated? Were they seriously trying to overthrow the United States government? With what? A few baseball bats and flagpoles? The idea is ludicrous.
And now, with hundreds of cases clogging the courts in Washington DC, we’re seeing that most of these deal with little more than trespassing. To be sure, some will be charged with more serious crimes, but many of the Trump supporters who walked into the Capitol Building that day had no intention of breaking the law and didn’t even think they WERE. At some entrances, security was so lax that police were just letting them walk right in. Elsewhere in this newsletter, we have the story of one such case, a man and his mother who had simply walked into the Capitol. They were arrested in January and have been in jail all this time (!), but a federal appeals court has said their case “needs a new look.” Thank goodness; these people pose no threat.
In light of this, POLITICO ran a piece on Tuesday that it probably pained them to include, headlined “Many Capitol Hill Rioters Unlikely To Serve Jail Time.”
Subhead: “The cases could embarrass the Biden administration, which has portrayed the Jan. 6 siege as a dire threat to democracy.”
Of course, they make up for having to tell this story by using a photo that confirms their view of Trump supporters, as it shows a few of the rowdiest. And –- oh, no! –- they’re holding American flags, which is bound to “trigger” many of their readers.
Authors Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney break the sad news that DC prosecutors in federal district court are needing to dispense with the large number of low-level cases related to the Capitol breach, and that “in recent days, judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys have all indicated that they expect few of these ‘MAGA tourists’ to face harsh sentences.” One reason for this: “Although prosecutors have loaded up their charging documents with language about the existential threat of the insurrection to the Republic, the actions of many of the individual rioters often boil down to trespassing.”
The authors quote Erica Hashimoto, a former public defender who is now a law professor at Georgetown University, who said, “One of the core values of this country is that we can protest if we disagree with our government. Of course, some protests involve criminal acts, but as long as the people who are trying to express their view do not engage in violence, misdemeanors may be more appropriate than felonies.”
The Biden administration exaggerated the January 6 “insurrection” to such an extent –- Biden himself has said it “borders on sedition” –- that it’s going to be challenging for them to deal with the many light sentences likely to be handed down. Attorney General Merrick Garland has called the event “a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government.” (Really, all they really wanted was a transparent vote count.) And, as the POLITICO article reports, “Justice Department prosecutors sent expectations sky-high in early statements and court filings, describing elaborate plots to murder lawmakers --- descriptions prosecutors have tempered as new details emerged.”
So, what are they going to say when scores of people receive their verdict of “GUILTY”...for trespassing? Unlawful presence? Disrupting official business? And nothing more sinister than that?
You can tell they’re in trouble politically when the narrative starts changing, especially when it goes to the subject of race, and that’s already happening. For example, in the POLITICO story it says, “The resolution of the more mundane cases...presents acute questions about equity, since most of the defendants are white, while misdemeanor charges are often a vexing problem for minority defendants in other cases.” The discussion will become about that; you watch.
Of course, they’ll also capitalize on the relatively small number of serious charges that stem from this, but those could take many months or even a year to come to trial.
It should be noted that in telling this story, POLITICO is itself guilty of exaggerating what happened that day, by saying without elaboration that it left five people dead. The writers surely know that there was only one death conclusively associated with the “invasion” of the Capitol Building, and that was the unarmed woman shot by a Capitol Hill officer. They also cast blame on Trump, writing that many rioters “have said they took Trump’s own words as the inspiration...” Maybe they felt that way, but we know they didn’t even hear his rally speech and that Trump had not called for anything like what they did.
The Justice Department has been exaggerating, too. In fact, by video conference last week, District Court Judge Amit Mehta lit into the DOJ for granting media interviews and throwing around terms like “seditious conspiracy” --- a very grave charge --- when they haven’t actually charged anyone with this. What this judge has to say about defendants’ rights is music to the ears. The judge is considering a gag order, which is a great idea because trying cases in the media should make us all, well, gag.
Be sure to read the story, which is by these same POLITICO writers; it could be a highlight of your day.
A Reader Writes Back...
Gov., the article "Pass me a Cheeseburger" made my day. You have such an ability to put fun things in your articles!
America The Beautiful
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