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May 3, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • Giuliani update: Media lied, FBI spied...on both Rudy and Trump
  • RIP Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis
  • Pro-Veterans rally postponed at the last minute
  • Sobering warning from former Obama adviser
  • Reader Writes...
  • Inspirational American

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

Philippians 4:6

Giuliani update: Media lied, FBI spied...on both Rudy and Trump

By Mike Huckabee

Early reports on the raid at Rudy Giuliani’s residence and the confiscation of all his electronic devices said he’d been warned by the FBI that he’d been targeted by a “Russian intelligence influence operation.” This is not true, and the WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORK TIMES and NBC NEWS have retracted their reports about it.

It’s pretty funny at this point to watch the anti-Trump media all rush to paint any person related to the former President as connected somehow to Russia. It seems they ALWAYS do it. Apparently it’s the FBI’s M.O., their go-to fake scenario, and I really think it’s time they came up with a new schtick, something less predictable and more imaginative.

Question: If the FBI was truly concerned about Giuliani being targeted by Russians, why DIDN’T they give him a defensive briefing? The same could be said of then-FBI Director James Comey in his treatment of Trump.

The WASHINGTON POST reported this phony story first, but you know how the media act as a herd and just follow along. That seems to be what happened here.

Giuliani tweeted that WAPO and THE NEW YORK TIMES should reveal their sources and called the story defamatory.

https://twitter.com/RudyGiuliani/status/1388620094595637252

In more Giuliani news, Jack Phillips of THE EPOCH TIMES reports that during Trump’s impeachment hearings in 2019, the FBI “surveilled chats” between Giuliani and Trump on the iCloud. (Translation: they SPIED ON them.) Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, was told by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan that this took place.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/fbi-spied-on-giuliani-trump-icloud-communications-during-impeachment-push-giuliani_3799121.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-02-2&mktids=26dd9b701bdbe9f8419819bd3b8da838&est=TaRzOwuI%2FjfNxaf%2BWyFfPIzMTlWxGYQMiOqhbBTy3fpvcJ0J8eBgXpMcmAGSEX1vJFRZFw%3D%3D

“I can’t fathom that would be done to an ordinary citizen,” Giuliani said. “The President doesn’t have any more rights than anybody else, but he doesn’t have any less. To me, they just trashed the President of the United States like he has no constitutional rights.”

Rudy, don’t you get it? To the top tier of the FBI (and some staffers lower down), Trump HAS no constitutional rights. All the rules are out the window when it comes to him.

As for the raid, “They took documents that are privileged,” Rudy told Tucker Carlson on Friday, “and then they unilaterally decided what they could read and not read.”

“The prosecutors in the Justice Department spied on me,” he said. “These are tactics only known in a dictatorship --- where you seize a lawyer’s records in the middle of his representation.”

In case you don’t know, iCloud is the Apple-based (repeat, Apple-based) system that backs up emails, texts, photos, documents and more.

Speaking of President Trump’s constitutional rights, attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz has weighed in on the raid on Giuliani’s home, and he says it violates the 4th Amendment.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/dershowitz-fbis-raid-of-giuliani-unconstitutional_3798677.html?utm_source=morningbriefnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-02&mktids=a8a64657a8985ceb8b0f835df86c93e5&est=%2F3r5HfUkuD7PWJM8G5vlOFMpT5dABwE61YSrIDcX0fmjb4zb2HkGeUVgCaJYQ7YcC8mDBA%3D%3D

He explained this just as Giuliani has, saying that this should have been done through subpoena, with a judge, not just a search warrant. A search warrant is issued when officials have reason to believe a subject would destroy evidence if the search were not carried out. But Giuliani had known he was being investigated for many months, so there was no reason to think he would destroy the evidence that he’d had in his possession all this time.

As you know, this warrant covered all communications devices on the premises, but the FBI refused to take three hard drives belonging to Hunter Biden, even when Giuliani offered them. They did NOT want those, even though the FBI is purportedly investigating Hunter.

As for Giuliani, any prosecution of him will be tainted, Dershowitz said, if agents obtain information that is covered by attorney-client privilege. (And of course they did.) He’s advising Giuliani’s attorneys pro bono and tells them “to move to get the material back, have the government subjected to subpoena analysis, and force anybody who goes over the material to be from outside the prosecutor’s office, such as a judge.”

I would think that horse is probably out of the barn and the door flapping in the wind.

Miranda Devine of the NEW YORK POST has a great, no-holds-barred opinion piece on what’s being done to Rudy. This trampling of his rights is especially egregious because he and his client, the President, were actively spied on –- in total disregard of either executive privilege or attorney-client privilege. And it sure appears that confiscating all of Giuliani’s electronics was done to shut him down for daring to look into Hunter Biden’s $83,000-a-month payments from a corrupt Ukrainian energy business while his father was Vice President. As Alan Dershowitz noted, we’re in serious banana republic territory here, folks.

They've gone so far, I can't imagine that the FBI has any credibility left. They have lost all trust. And for those on the left who think it's just great as long as your enemy is the one targeted, just wait till you're the one in the crosshairs. Believe me, if they have that kind of power, it'll happen.

I’ll leave you with Devine’s piece, because it’s a must-read.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/02/feds-hound-rudy-giuliani-the-man-who-saved-nyc-devine/

RIP Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder

Former co-stars are paying tribute to Oscar-winning character actress Olympia Dukakis, who died Saturday in New York City at 89 after months of declining health.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/olympia-dukakis-dead-dies-oscar-winner-moonstruck-1234964478/

Dukakis was a heroine to late bloomers everywhere, and one of the few actresses over 50 (then 60, then 70, then 80) who continued getting great parts in youth-obsessed Hollywood. After many years as a working actress on stage and in minor film and TV roles, her unforgettable portrayal of Cher’s level-headed mother in 1987’s “Moonstruck” rocketed her overnight into an Academy Award-winning star at age 56.

She went on to many more hit movies, including “Steel Magnolias,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “The Cemetery Club,” as well as TV roles that earned her three Emmy nominations. In between performances, she taught master classes to young actors. Her husband passed away in 2018. Rest in peace to them both, and our condolences to their family.

Finally, since this newsletter is largely about politics, I’ll answer the question a lot of people seem to be asking: Was Olympia Dukakis related to Michael Dukakis? Answer: Yes, their fathers were brothers, which made them cousins.

Pro-Veterans rally postponed at the last minute

By Mike Huckabee

For 34 years, the veterans’ group AMVETS has held its Memorial Day motorcycle rally (now called “Rolling To Remember”) in Washington, DC. And for 32 years, the Pentagon has let them use their parking lot as a staging area. But not this year.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-denies-parking-permit-bikes-3-decade-straight-veterans-motorcycle-ride-washington-dc/

The Pentagon denied parking permits to the group, claiming concern that a large gathering could spread the coronavirus. Officials say they look forward to working with AMVETS again in the future, maybe by Labor Day.

The event will likely go on, as AMVETS scrambles to find a new staging area. They say they’re trying not to criticize the Pentagon, but this doesn’t set well with a lot of vets. They pulled the plug at the last minute, after many other local organizations, including the police, fire department and National Parks Service, were all on board. DC is allowing indoor museums to reopen, but shutting down an outdoor motorcycle parade. Does that make sense? There’s also a suspicion that Biden Pentagon appointees are wary of letting a more conservative group rally in Washington after the slanderous accusation of all Trump supporters being violent insurrectionists.

I have a solution: just claim that instead of being a pro-veterans rally, it’s an anti-police protest. We know that DC Democrats are all in favor of those and that the coronavirus never spreads at anti-police protests, even if nobody’s wearing masks.

Sobering warning from former Obama adviser

By Mike Huckabee

Even former Obama economic advisor Steven Rattner, a fan of big spending on “progressive” programs, is getting nervous about the trillions of dollars President Biden wants to shower on massive bills stuffed full of leftist wishlist items.

https://www.westernjournal.com/former-obama-advisor-gives-democrats-sobering-warning/

In addition to concerns about debt and inflation, Rattner said he’s worried about the execution. He said the last “jobs plan” alone had 76 separate initiatives in it that have to be created and the potential for mistakes is high. He told MSNBC that if these programs don’t produce real results for people, “I think it will set back the cause of progressivism for several more decades” and Americans will start to see government as the enemy again. I think even he realizes that the only things leftists have the ability to run are their mouths and the money printing press.

As the story notes, Obama had an $840 billion stimulus package that enriched cronies like Solyndra but didn’t deliver on “shovel-ready” or “green” jobs. It helped give us Trump, who really did make the economy boom by unleashing the private sector instead of printing federal money. Lucky for Democrats, too many voters have short attention spans and listen to biased news. So here we go, once again trying a strategy that’s a proven failure.

It will be up to Joe Biden to insure that it’s not. He'd just better make sure he doesn’t put the same person in charge of policing all this new spending that Obama put in charge of overseeing his stimulus money. That person was…Joe Biden. Uh-oh.


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Inspirational Americans 

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  • John Stephen Kosich

    05/04/2021 02:00 PM

    Great job! I enjoy your reporting; wouldn't it be great if the MSM followed your example of fair and unbiased analysis?

  • Rhonda Devine

    05/04/2021 10:18 AM

    Great writing as always--keep up the fight Mr. Huckabee:) I have to comment on the FBI thing.....we have long time friends from church and he has worked for the FBI for many years. We asked him several months ago if he believed FBI agents at the top had intentionally targeted Trump and if we could still trust the FBI. His words? "TRUST NO ONE" including the FBI. He definitely believes there is corruption in this office. I'll take that to the bank and remember it if we're ever targeted. Its sad Americans can no longer trust the office that is supposed to uphold legal process and protect citizens.

  • Stephen Russell

    05/04/2021 10:08 AM

    Survey questions/polling:

    Do U want More Govt in Life
    Do U want Private For Profit companies to Censor YOUR speech
    Do U want the Govt & Big Tech to spy on YOU.
    Do want to wear masks forever
    Do U want lockdowns forever
    Do U want to experience a 2nd Depression IE via Biden sending budget alone
    Are U willing to follow Big Govt?
    Do U want to lose SS & Medicare benefits under Biden?
    Should teachers Unions be scrapped like Reagen did to PATCO in 1981
    Do U want teachers dictating what your kid should learn.
    Whats Infrastructure to you?

  • Stephen Russell

    05/04/2021 09:11 AM

    Big Tech & Govt merge to spy on US., (heard last night)
    Very scary
    How do we fight back
    Tired of newscasts with no means to fight back
    & Basecamp lost 1/.3rd employees due to CEO stance on politics at work
    Apply nationwide

  • jerrry

    05/04/2021 08:00 AM

    At this time in history has a collection of American Hating cabinet members and organization heads put together by biden and obama been so untruthful ,corrupt, and so full of venom for this country. This country has endured murderous attacks on the Harbor the Towers; people, today's attack is an everyday act of attempt of murder on our 1st and 2nd Amendments, Unions controlling biden and the attacks and invasion on the border is not being met without a fight biden and Congress watch from their chambers while Americans are forced to do nothing. This is past shameful its America being taken down. The effects are only starting, by December 25th we won't be saying Merry Christmas, it will be unhappy holiday!!!!! Brought to you by your devout Catholic joe biden. Not only is he trying to destroy America he trying to take Jesus Christ with him. Wake Up America.

  • Mike Manoogian

    05/04/2021 06:59 AM

    The raid on Rudy Giuliani is chilling, a 4th Amendment violation. Add the Democrat Party collusion with Big Tech to censor speech and current plans to use private companies to spy on Americans and it seems that our feds view respect for the Constitution as optional.

  • Paul Kern

    05/04/2021 12:16 AM

    So interesting. Like a Tale of Two Cities
    We now have a nation under the Rule of Law and several Communist ( blue) colonies
    At this point I have to ask why the FBI is needed? Hoover used it as his own secret police and now the left has completely twisted it like a wet noodle

  • Dene' Carter

    05/04/2021 12:03 AM

    You should read about the ballot initiatives some Colorado and Oregon groups are trying.

    Here’s a story on Oregon’s... https://www.progressivecattle.com/news/industry-news/oregon-ballot-initiative-proposes-ban-on-animal-slaughter-a-i

    And check out the tank top worn by the woman on the right of their full website. https://www.yesonip13.org/about
    It says “hail seitan”. Seitan (say-tan) is wheat gluten, a meat substitute.

    This fro the state that legalized all drugs.

  • Steve

    05/03/2021 09:36 PM

    FBI lied. As they have been for over four years in regards to Trump
    FBI spied. In regards to Trump and Guiliani, and more than likely have been for about five years.
    Media lied and has been for five years.
    For several years I have thought China was our #1 worst enemy. I have put them in the #2 spot now. Our own government is now our #1 worse enemy.

  • Joyce F Birch

    05/03/2021 09:21 PM

    I wish the REAL PRESIDENT would speak to the public instead of listening to lies & catering to ALL the illegal immigrants from all of the world and forgetting about all of us rightful citizens. Serve & Protect, went out the window.
    Thanks for your great newsletters.

  • Carl T Smith

    05/03/2021 09:18 PM

    For 83 years I have Forever been the Optimist! My Faith in Government is Gone with the Wind, which has also been Censored. When Dad returned from the Pacific Theatre of WWII he never talked about WAR and digging information out of him was tedious at best. Even today I have memories of the home front in 1943-45. When I joined during the DRAFT it was because being in school with a group of Korean Veterans convinced me I was adrift in a world that was going to do great things and Admiral Rickover has just launched the Nuclear Navy with 'Nautilus' SSN-571 and as an 18-year old I was fascinated. I was going to be a Nuclear Submariner! That is for a Book to be written. The point was my Dad never had to TEACH me Patriotism or Service and It never Dawned on me to pass it on to my Children! Thats what schools are for? or so I thought. There were so many signs that I was too ignorant to see staring me in the face. Now the Colleges and schools are rife with Socialist posing as Progressives feeding our youth more BS than a Bull can excrete in a year. FREEDOM is Never Free and I'm not sure America as a Republic can survive. Someone, please PROVE me WRONG!

  • Joseph Orsini

    05/03/2021 08:35 PM

    When Biden explodes the national DEBT, WHO is going o help RETIREES to meet the inflated costs of everything?

  • James Drury Jr.

    05/03/2021 08:03 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Raplee C McBurney

    05/03/2021 07:40 PM

    Gov Huck, why doesn't Rudy Giuliaini publish the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop?

  • Lawrence Foster

    05/03/2021 07:28 PM

    I want to warn everyone they may experience temporary "dead air" time on the major networks, CNN, NBC w/PMS as well as temporary outages on twitter, face book and other media.

    Due to overuse of their hate pumps, putting out racist tweets and other garbage against Senator Tim Scott, all of the above organizations are having out of cycle service on their hate pumps, to ensure they are available without interruption.