June 19, 2017
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Law Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is the latest legal expert to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in accordance with federal regulations requiring the disqualification of special counsels with serious conflicts of interest.

Mueller continues to refuse to acknowledge that his impartiality has been fatally compromised by his close relationship to his lead witness James Comey. President Trump could fire Mueller, but as Prof. Reynolds notes, that would spark a predictable firestorm of outrage from the media. So Reynolds offers a third alternative: the Attorney General could appoint a second special counsel to take over the obstruction of justice investigation, the area where Mueller is compromised.


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While that might solve the technical legal issue, I can’t help thinking that it would be the perfect illustration of what’s wrong with Washington in 2017. We already have one special prosecutor wasting millions of taxpayer dollars investigating nonexistent Russia collusion and obstruction of justice. How could we improve on that? How about with two special counsels wasting twice as much taxpayer money investigating one nonexistent scandal apiece?

It seems that special counsels are like amoeba: cut one in half, and you just end up with two of them.

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  • Verle Leon Mitchell

    06/20/2017 11:18 AM

    The Amoeba effect may be the better alternative to assure us that justice will prevail. Best of all would be if Mueller resigned,

  • Verle Leon Mitchell

    06/20/2017 11:18 AM

    The Amoeba effect may be the better alternative to assure us that justice will prevail. Best of all would be if Mueller resigned,

  • Patricia Young

    06/20/2017 11:15 AM

    Isn't there someone who can stop this? This probe is costing us millions of dollars in legal fees and all to prove there was no problem.

  • Montie Rumsower III

    06/20/2017 11:05 AM

    Considering the democrat party has just about completely imploded and bears VERY little resemblance to what they once were, they have nothing left but their misplaced and delusional anger. They now completely believe their own lies with NO hesitation. I find it hard to call them Americans, simply because just about everything they stand for today is opposite what America is. This completely partisan witch hunt for ANY excuse real or not to find ANYTHING to nullify a legal election is evidence they no longer care if America is destroyed so long as their globalist agenda is kept intact. Their complete perversion of our government is painfully evident in this action alone. The criminality of the previous administration was COMPLETELY ignored and in fact celebrated by these insurrectionists and further compounded by corrupt republicans unwilling to do what was right in fear of loosing votes. I fear for our republic.

  • Richard Palmquist

    06/20/2017 10:59 AM

    Compromise and waist is right. Like dogs chasing their tails for profit. SEMPER Fi

  • Karen Dye

    06/20/2017 10:57 AM

    Poor Donald Trump doesn’t stand a chance. The Democrats are going to bring him down no matter what. If Robert Muller cared about this country he would step down so someone that doesn’t have an agenda could be appointed. Of course I don’t know who that would be Democrats and Republicans are wanting Donald to fail. Only the American people want him to succeed.

  • DEBBIE BORNSTAD

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    We really need to get rid of career politicians. If people placed in office were truly concerned with us the people would the government be in this condition. Republicans have no real strength they are wimps and Democrats have lost touch with reality. Our schools have agendas of their political parties and impart that knowledge onto the students if same old continues we are in trouble. There are no longer independent thinkers unless parents who are God lovers become more involved and teach their children to look to God first and His standards. God help us. Get rid of this investigation and use our tax dollars wisely stop wasting it on trash. Maybe we hold you all in Washington responsible and demand you pay us back for all the wasted dollars you misspent. Pay us the people back with interest.

  • Carol & Barry Gay

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    Your insight on the Mueller issue is right on target. These investigations and their cost to the taxpayer are so tiresome and useless! Either put up or shut up. There just seems to be no end to all the feuding and constant attacks by the MSM & the Democrats! Can we please just let the President do his job without all the distractions???? Thank you for always managing to keep things in perspective with your level headed commentary!

    Also, your thoughts this morning on Fox News about the Otto Warmbier situation was well summed up. It has become personal to so many Americans! The way the North Koreans treated that young man is disgusting and made me sick! As a mother of a 22 year college student and as an American, this whole debacle really hit home and we must put a end to this horrible regime before something even worse happens! Why on earth does the state department allow Americans to travel to NK? Many Americans just aren't aware of how dangerous that country really is - that prohibitive measure could have saved Otto's life perhaps!!?? My heart goes out to that handsome courageous student and his family!

  • Chris Adcock

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    I wish the POTUS team would establish an 'EnoughAlready' website and channel energy to:
    1. Shamming Senators on this waste of money and time (Quantify it weekly like we do with national debt clock on a website) A special councel never fed a hungry child...
    2. Identification of Senators who seem to think thier only job is to perputuate propaganda on this matter. Provide all of their contact information.
    3. Comprehensively listing every instance where senators and FBI, etc. have stated no evidence of collusion. Name, Position held, Date, Time, Quote

  • Jesse Andrews

    06/20/2017 10:50 AM

    Appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hilliary Clinton using her office of Secretary of State to enrich her family foundation. That will back up the Democrats and end the harassment of President Trump. The investigation of Hilliary Clinton destroying government documents was compromised by Attorney General Lynch telling Director Comey to stop the investigation.
    Re-open the investigation of Hilliary Clinton.

  • Norma J. Ramey

    06/20/2017 10:49 AM

    Amen! Most of my friends and I just turn off the news when they start talking about this--some don't even watch the news. We are fed up with the waste of time and money this represents. How about the news people get back to real, objective reporting with information of things happening in other parts of the world?

  • Carolyn G. Bell

    06/20/2017 10:46 AM

    Mike, I agree Mueller needs to recuse himself and we don't need another special counsel! Congress has and the FBI have already been investigating this so called collusion for right at 11 months and haven't found anything! It is a waste of time and the TAXPAYERS money! I am of the opinion that President Trump needs to fire him and Rosenstein if he can't see why this needs to be done! As far as an outrage from the media-so be it, they are going to act outrageous no matter what Trump does!

  • Jim Cook

    06/20/2017 10:45 AM

    Mueller stepping down and being replaced by another Special Prosecutor is the preferred remedy, but since that is unlikely to happen appointing a second Special Prosecutor to handle everything except the the Russia collusion investigation would be a costly but necessary alternative.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 10:43 AM

    Mueller is without honor, and he refuses to give up SC as he is tied to Comey and Dems- he is a tainted individual and he knows - but he continues as he is out to get Trump- this is a ruse

  • Donna Yates

    06/20/2017 10:42 AM

    What truly needs to happen is for Mueller to step down. His pride is getting in the way of this "special" investigation. Trump has been taking the lead into his job of President and he needs to remove Mueller either from the investigation itself or fire him completely. If anyone has the cahonies to do it, it is Trump. The other problem lies with the Republicans in office who have none and seem to stand with the Demorats. They need to be recused from the Republican party for not standing with their fellow Republicans. They were elected into office to do a job which is to serve the people. Not to stand by and do nothing but talk. As far as the media, it is a monopoly within itself and needs to be taken to court over violations of such. Soros is at the base of all of this. A man who has no heart, who admitted in an interview of how proud he was to turn in his friends and family to the Nazis. This is a man who hates America, yet the government protects him from extradition to Hungary and Russia. He has done insider trading for years and gotten away with it, betting against countries currencies and destroying their dependency on that currency. The US government needs to investigate him and make him stand trial for war crimes. The government has gone after many men and some women for a lot less and for crimes they didn't even commit such as Martha Stewart and Gen Petraeous just to name a couple. We need people like yourself to stand up to these Republican politicians who don't seem to want to do anything but draw in a paycheck just for being elected. Get rid of these "special" investigations when all they do is waste valuable taxpayer dollars. Money that could go back into Social Security to pay back the millions stolen. That President Johnson allowed to become a general fund that allows any government entity to borrow from. Money that people like me and companies pay into to help people have a monthly income when they retire. Social Security needs to be privatized like it was originally. All these special investigations are nothing more than to appease the Demorats who started the rumors to begin with and know there is, never was a Russian collusion. Nor was there ever a Russian dossier that the "fake" Rep Senator McCain produced to the FBI by a hired ex-spy to conjure up to make President Trump look bad. If Trump doesn't stop this circus then the DOJ needs too. Thank you for allowing us to make comments. I love to read your news letters.

  • Richard Palmquist

    06/20/2017 10:37 AM

    You have a problem, Mike. You need to take a course in obfuscation! Your writing is far too clear, way too logical, to indicate that you have even ever VISITED D.C. or operated under its grey cloud of complexities. Keep the brilliant light of your clear thinking coming our way!

  • Kenneth L. Touchette

    06/20/2017 10:31 AM

    Why not just fire the special prosecutor and let the FBI, Congress and the Senate do their investigations, that is enough wasted time and money, and ask President Trump to stay off twitter and to quit giving the media the legs to carry this witch hunt. The President needs to know that He is going to be criticized by someone every hour of the day and He should not waste his time defending each and every attack. Pick the right and meaningful battles to fight. Ignore the distractions and concentrate on what the people elected him to do, lead, govern, legislate, and turn this nation around. Walk lightly, speak wisely and carry a big stick. I have told many of my friends that God would put the right person in place to began to change this country, but only God can heal America, and He will but it will not be painless. Tell President Trump to stay in God's will and stay out of God's way. God bless the USA.
    Kenneth Touchette.

  • Sandra Weaver

    06/20/2017 10:31 AM

    It makes me sick how our Government is so corrupt. Mueller will out of his way to find anything on President Trump. President Trump is being rail roaded so the Democrats can try to impeach him. I think they should investigate the Democrats and Hillary for all the illegal things they have been getting away with.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 10:30 AM

    I agree with all of you! Stop spending our money on BS!

  • Cheryl Heberle

    06/20/2017 10:29 AM

    A second judge/person hired along with Mueller would be good if he won't recluse himself. Mueller has a big conflict of interest and should not be the last say in this. The average citizen would not be allowed to do such a thing. He does not sound like an honorable person. If he was he would not be involved in this. It sounds like a set up, a deliberate one.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    06/20/2017 10:29 AM

    Here is how I would solve the problem. Think about how citizens are selected for jury duty. Apply the same principles to the special prosecutor, investigators and counsel. Period.

  • Judith Allen

    06/20/2017 10:28 AM

    Mike, I appreciate your willingness to go into the political hotbed with a sense of humor to boot. What do you think the political fallout would be for Trump if he fired the Mueller et al?

  • Tim

    06/20/2017 10:27 AM

    I sincerely believe the President should fire Mueller, and has every right to do so. Mueller has violated federal regulations and therefore he should either resign or the President fire him. If Mueller refuses to resign, then President Trump should fire him and explain his reasons for firing Mueller to the American people. All these people are out to get President Trump and his administration. Not because he wants to bring back jobs, fix healthcare, fix our tax system, build the wall, rebuild our military, fix the VA, put an end to damaging Obama regulations, it is because he wants to drain the swamp and the establishment. When you start messing with all their perks and their good buddy system, then they want to bring him down. There are too many Obama holdovers and they need to be searched out and fired!

  • Valerie Ripma

    06/20/2017 10:25 AM

    I agree, no more special prosecutors or money's. If there is no information, which it is said Trump has no colusions with Russia. Let them play out their game and they will be the fools in the end and Trump will hopefully be in the clear. And, just maybe during the probe they will find out what Hillary and the Dems involvement is. (Not that they'd admit it, since Meullers committee are all Dems). It's a waste of a witch hunt and the Dems continue to let the rule of the land rule. SAD. Hopefully Hillary is stll being investigated!!!

  • Judi Fey

    06/20/2017 10:17 AM

    Time for Trump to fire Mueller and appoint a conservative to quickly put the whole Russian/obstruction "non-issue" to rest. No matter what he does there will be a firestorm. The waste of taxpayer dollars is uncalled for. Just ramrod over the Dems like they do. No time for being nice any longer.

  • Mary Anne Hughes

    06/20/2017 10:16 AM

    This whole issue is a waste of taxpayers money and must end. Thank you for your time and effort.

  • Angelique Bartfield

    06/20/2017 10:14 AM

    THIS INVESTIGATION MUST STOP AND IT HAS TO COME FROM POTUS.HE MUST SHOW EVERYONE WHO IS THE BOSS IN THE GOVERNMENT.IT IS ENOUGH.HE SHOULD START ARRESTING ALL PEOPLE WHO SPEAK AND ACT WITH VIOLENCE AGAINST HIM.HE MUST START INVESTIGATION ON HILLARY LYNCH COMEY OBAMA AND REPLACE ALL OBAMAS PUPPETS WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT.DRAIN THE SWAMP 100% LIKE HE PROMISED.WE WANT JUSTICE.AND A HEALTHY GOVERNMENT .

  • Mary De Young

    06/20/2017 10:09 AM

    Thank you MIke for your daily perspectives and writings. I feel like it is the one place I can go to find truth.I am so very grieved by what is happening in our country, and I realize what we are seeing in Washington is just the tip of the Iceberg.
    Your writings help instruct me how to pray specifically for our President, and those under his leadership, and for our nation. It seems like there could be more tangible things that regular citizens can do than pray.What would that be?

  • George Purvis

    06/20/2017 10:07 AM

    Mike, where the devil are the Republicans? Are the Democrats so much more powerful than you guys? There is zero Republican outrage over these clowns trying to shut down your leader. We the people are confused about who the Republicans really are! Help the elected President through this storm of garbage by the stronger party who apparently is the Democrats! I and many others cannot support the Republican Party if ya'll sit by and do nothing, might as well vote all Democrats, at lest we will know who our leaders really are!

  • George Purvis

    06/20/2017 10:06 AM

    Mike, where the devil are the Republicans? Are the Democrats so much more powerful than you guys? There is zero Republican outrage over these clowns trying to shut down your leader. We the people are confused about who the Republicans really are! Help the elected President through this storm of garbage by the stronger party who apparently is the Democrats! I and many others cannot support the Republican Party if ya'll sit by and do nothing, might as well vote all Democrats, at lest we will know who our leaders really are!

  • Carolyn Ward

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    Thanks Mike, for all you do!
    Washington is so out of touch with we, the taxpayers.
    Like President Trump said, we need to drain the swamp of everyone and start over.
    Trump didn't do anything, that they can find, so let's get on with th e agenda and "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"!!!

  • Michele Pennington

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    You are so spot on Mike! Thank you for taking the time to inform the American people. So, what is most frustrating is that it appears there is nothing being done about this.

    Also--separate Washington corruption ongoing topic: How in the world did the NSC records end up in Obama's Library that appears to be the GREAT escape route for Susan Rice's unmasking of names from classified intelligence reports?

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    I can't agree with you more Govenor Huckabee! But as bad as it would be if he fired the council now, I think it could be worse if he does nothing. The left is going to make it an issue into the next election cycle, we could loose because of it's ongoing nature and they will make sure it is ongoing. I think President Trumps best bet would be to just end it! Unless he does, it will continue and help the left along the way. So many people still believe he stole the election they will believe anything the left puts out there.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    Everyone needs to see what retired FBI agent Cesar Paz a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 22 years. He is intimately familiar with James Comey, his career path, and many of the conflicts of interest Comey had involving the Clintons, Comey’s secret finances, and much more. This information by Mr. Paz is particularily damaging: Isn’t it true that in 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC, was being investigated by federal authorities for laundering billions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels, channeling money to the Middle East, specifically Iran, which is in violation of law?
    Isn’t it true that Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI and now the special counsel to investigate the alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia… isn’t it true that Mr. Mueller was the chief counsel at HSBC… the same bank that was laundering money for the cartels?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was a significant Clinton Foundation contributor? That Bill Clinton was being paid about $200,000 for his speeches at HSBC events… and this is while Mrs. Clinton was the Secretary of State? No conflict of interest there?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was basically let off the hook with a $1.2 billion fine – which was paid by shareholders – and none of its officers, managers, directors were charged criminally or let go? Isn’t it true that while all hell was breaking loose at HSBC, YOU, Mr. Comey, were appointed as a director and member of the board at HSBC to assist with damage control? So looks like the two were very dirty cops!!

  • John Chouinard

    06/20/2017 09:58 AM

    Remove Special Counsel Mueller and the special counsel as it now exist. Appoint someone who is impartial and without ties to James Comey. Maybe disband the special counsel altogether -what really is to be gained at this point. We need to move the country forward with reforms that will change our country in many areas that have weakened us in the areas of healthcare, taxation, regulatory burdens, immigration, etc...

  • Sue Lawson

    06/20/2017 09:58 AM

    I totally agree with you and so enjoy your newsletter... I am so upset with what is going on in Washington but what can we do? I vote against the democrats in my state of New YORK every time I vote, to no avail..it just sickens me that we the people have no control

  • Kenneth Ziembo

    06/20/2017 09:57 AM

    Thank You Governor for you tenacity in staying after the wrong our government has heaped on us. I hear your comments reflect the common sense that is provided in your book of a couple years ago. Appreciated you and your voice both online on Fox and from your daughter in the White house. Many Blessings!

  • Barbara Whitfield

    06/20/2017 09:57 AM

    Once again you have hit the nail on the head. Now how do we get Trump to hear this and do something? Or Sessions? Or who?

  • Peggy L. Venters

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    Sirs: It appears the USA Attorneys have figured how to take as much money as they deem necessary for themselves. Making them all rich as many as possible on both sides. Deep pockets for everyone filled by the taxes of the people. Sad.

  • Dr Safwat Bishara

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    It is very sad to see all this hysteria about an elected president who strives to fulfill his election promises. The people he had selected, the long work hours, the sincere effort to have the Congress work together to pass health and tax reform bills all attest to his love for this great country.
    But, the Left seems oblivious to what is good and what is not. Sad!!

  • David L Ottaway

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    If Congress "appointed" this special council, can they not cancel his appointment? If they gave him the task of investigating the Russian incident, If that task is finished, can't they stop the investigation from going any further? Mueller was hired by someone other than the President, so he should be fired by someone other than the President..

  • Leo George

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, a quick personal word. I served on staff with the late R. Wilbur Herring of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro when you were pastor of Immanuel Baptist in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Now, my comment: One doesn't "drain the swamp" by taking out the Gators at one end and putting them in at the other end!"

  • Michael Caruso MD

    06/20/2017 09:53 AM

    agree with above, except that it's Planaria (not amoeba) which reproduce that way

  • Sharon Stilp

    06/20/2017 09:51 AM

    I couldn't agree with you more! I only pray that GOD will intervene to expose this complete waste of our money, and that President does indeed drain the swamp. I also hope that the Republicans (RINOS) remember who they work for. We voted them in and can vote them out!!!!! I think the population in Washington will definitely be reduced if that swamp is indeed drained.

  • Peter J Vornbrock

    06/20/2017 09:47 AM

    I can't help but think that they would just bring in another player that is just as corrupt.
    Why not just fire him, the firestorm is already there anyway.

  • Scarlett L Hayes

    06/20/2017 09:45 AM

    We see all the corruption in Washing D. C. (the swamp) Thank God for President Trump !! The establishment is trying to destroy our Country and our President !!! ....The republicans need to stand up fight n do their job, stay in Washington , the month of August get things done who the American people elected them to do because the democrats are out to lunch , the enemy of our constitution.not every single person but @ times it looks that way ... I am so pleased President Trump has hired Jay Sekulow for 1 of his lawyers!'!! He will fight for our President a good righteous man !!

  • Joyce velehradsky

    06/20/2017 09:41 AM

    How about contacting YOUR political friends as well as church outreaches and lets organize and encourage each other to contact our representatives and tell the NO MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS for this and TERM LIMITs or I will not vote for you - we need to get this out BIG TIME ( people are tired and busy with everyday life trying to keep up with rising costs) lets encourage each other, especially those who have the means to advertise it and get it out in the public and the churches and of course PRAYING all the while

  • Carol Rollo

    06/20/2017 09:40 AM

    I am afraid that it may get down to President Trump having to do it himself - bite the bullet and take the flak. This is all so disturbing to me and many Americans. Not only is DC corrupt, they are corrupt with impunity -- before our very eyes.

  • Amit misra

    06/20/2017 09:38 AM

    Here's how to disable MUELLER:
    a. Create a policy for budget approval on spcl councils and an approval process.
    b. Start multiple spcl councils for unmasking,leaks,HRC emails,Comey-Leaks etc.
    c. Let all spcl councils ask for money. Starve Mueller of money. Put money in other spcl councils.
    d. This will slow Mueller down.
    e. Also put in place a review committee to see if Mueller is spending money wisely.
    Eventually this council will fall to a lower priority and will be shut down.

  • Tamara Cannon

    06/20/2017 09:35 AM

    I would like very much if we could get rid of Mueller. Will this never end?

June 19, 2017
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Law Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is the latest legal expert to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in accordance with federal regulations requiring the disqualification of special counsels with serious conflicts of interest.

Mueller continues to refuse to acknowledge that his impartiality has been fatally compromised by his close relationship to his lead witness James Comey. President Trump could fire Mueller, but as Prof. Reynolds notes, that would spark a predictable firestorm of outrage from the media. So Reynolds offers a third alternative: the Attorney General could appoint a second special counsel to take over the obstruction of justice investigation, the area where Mueller is compromised.


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While that might solve the technical legal issue, I can’t help thinking that it would be the perfect illustration of what’s wrong with Washington in 2017. We already have one special prosecutor wasting millions of taxpayer dollars investigating nonexistent Russia collusion and obstruction of justice. How could we improve on that? How about with two special counsels wasting twice as much taxpayer money investigating one nonexistent scandal apiece?

It seems that special counsels are like amoeba: cut one in half, and you just end up with two of them.

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  • Verle Leon Mitchell

    06/20/2017 11:18 AM

    The Amoeba effect may be the better alternative to assure us that justice will prevail. Best of all would be if Mueller resigned,

  • Verle Leon Mitchell

    06/20/2017 11:18 AM

    The Amoeba effect may be the better alternative to assure us that justice will prevail. Best of all would be if Mueller resigned,

  • Patricia Young

    06/20/2017 11:15 AM

    Isn't there someone who can stop this? This probe is costing us millions of dollars in legal fees and all to prove there was no problem.

  • Montie Rumsower III

    06/20/2017 11:05 AM

    Considering the democrat party has just about completely imploded and bears VERY little resemblance to what they once were, they have nothing left but their misplaced and delusional anger. They now completely believe their own lies with NO hesitation. I find it hard to call them Americans, simply because just about everything they stand for today is opposite what America is. This completely partisan witch hunt for ANY excuse real or not to find ANYTHING to nullify a legal election is evidence they no longer care if America is destroyed so long as their globalist agenda is kept intact. Their complete perversion of our government is painfully evident in this action alone. The criminality of the previous administration was COMPLETELY ignored and in fact celebrated by these insurrectionists and further compounded by corrupt republicans unwilling to do what was right in fear of loosing votes. I fear for our republic.

  • Richard Palmquist

    06/20/2017 10:59 AM

    Compromise and waist is right. Like dogs chasing their tails for profit. SEMPER Fi

  • Karen Dye

    06/20/2017 10:57 AM

    Poor Donald Trump doesn’t stand a chance. The Democrats are going to bring him down no matter what. If Robert Muller cared about this country he would step down so someone that doesn’t have an agenda could be appointed. Of course I don’t know who that would be Democrats and Republicans are wanting Donald to fail. Only the American people want him to succeed.

  • DEBBIE BORNSTAD

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    We really need to get rid of career politicians. If people placed in office were truly concerned with us the people would the government be in this condition. Republicans have no real strength they are wimps and Democrats have lost touch with reality. Our schools have agendas of their political parties and impart that knowledge onto the students if same old continues we are in trouble. There are no longer independent thinkers unless parents who are God lovers become more involved and teach their children to look to God first and His standards. God help us. Get rid of this investigation and use our tax dollars wisely stop wasting it on trash. Maybe we hold you all in Washington responsible and demand you pay us back for all the wasted dollars you misspent. Pay us the people back with interest.

  • Carol & Barry Gay

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    Your insight on the Mueller issue is right on target. These investigations and their cost to the taxpayer are so tiresome and useless! Either put up or shut up. There just seems to be no end to all the feuding and constant attacks by the MSM & the Democrats! Can we please just let the President do his job without all the distractions???? Thank you for always managing to keep things in perspective with your level headed commentary!

    Also, your thoughts this morning on Fox News about the Otto Warmbier situation was well summed up. It has become personal to so many Americans! The way the North Koreans treated that young man is disgusting and made me sick! As a mother of a 22 year college student and as an American, this whole debacle really hit home and we must put a end to this horrible regime before something even worse happens! Why on earth does the state department allow Americans to travel to NK? Many Americans just aren't aware of how dangerous that country really is - that prohibitive measure could have saved Otto's life perhaps!!?? My heart goes out to that handsome courageous student and his family!

  • Chris Adcock

    06/20/2017 10:54 AM

    I wish the POTUS team would establish an 'EnoughAlready' website and channel energy to:
    1. Shamming Senators on this waste of money and time (Quantify it weekly like we do with national debt clock on a website) A special councel never fed a hungry child...
    2. Identification of Senators who seem to think thier only job is to perputuate propaganda on this matter. Provide all of their contact information.
    3. Comprehensively listing every instance where senators and FBI, etc. have stated no evidence of collusion. Name, Position held, Date, Time, Quote

  • Jesse Andrews

    06/20/2017 10:50 AM

    Appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hilliary Clinton using her office of Secretary of State to enrich her family foundation. That will back up the Democrats and end the harassment of President Trump. The investigation of Hilliary Clinton destroying government documents was compromised by Attorney General Lynch telling Director Comey to stop the investigation.
    Re-open the investigation of Hilliary Clinton.

  • Norma J. Ramey

    06/20/2017 10:49 AM

    Amen! Most of my friends and I just turn off the news when they start talking about this--some don't even watch the news. We are fed up with the waste of time and money this represents. How about the news people get back to real, objective reporting with information of things happening in other parts of the world?

  • Carolyn G. Bell

    06/20/2017 10:46 AM

    Mike, I agree Mueller needs to recuse himself and we don't need another special counsel! Congress has and the FBI have already been investigating this so called collusion for right at 11 months and haven't found anything! It is a waste of time and the TAXPAYERS money! I am of the opinion that President Trump needs to fire him and Rosenstein if he can't see why this needs to be done! As far as an outrage from the media-so be it, they are going to act outrageous no matter what Trump does!

  • Jim Cook

    06/20/2017 10:45 AM

    Mueller stepping down and being replaced by another Special Prosecutor is the preferred remedy, but since that is unlikely to happen appointing a second Special Prosecutor to handle everything except the the Russia collusion investigation would be a costly but necessary alternative.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 10:43 AM

    Mueller is without honor, and he refuses to give up SC as he is tied to Comey and Dems- he is a tainted individual and he knows - but he continues as he is out to get Trump- this is a ruse

  • Donna Yates

    06/20/2017 10:42 AM

    What truly needs to happen is for Mueller to step down. His pride is getting in the way of this "special" investigation. Trump has been taking the lead into his job of President and he needs to remove Mueller either from the investigation itself or fire him completely. If anyone has the cahonies to do it, it is Trump. The other problem lies with the Republicans in office who have none and seem to stand with the Demorats. They need to be recused from the Republican party for not standing with their fellow Republicans. They were elected into office to do a job which is to serve the people. Not to stand by and do nothing but talk. As far as the media, it is a monopoly within itself and needs to be taken to court over violations of such. Soros is at the base of all of this. A man who has no heart, who admitted in an interview of how proud he was to turn in his friends and family to the Nazis. This is a man who hates America, yet the government protects him from extradition to Hungary and Russia. He has done insider trading for years and gotten away with it, betting against countries currencies and destroying their dependency on that currency. The US government needs to investigate him and make him stand trial for war crimes. The government has gone after many men and some women for a lot less and for crimes they didn't even commit such as Martha Stewart and Gen Petraeous just to name a couple. We need people like yourself to stand up to these Republican politicians who don't seem to want to do anything but draw in a paycheck just for being elected. Get rid of these "special" investigations when all they do is waste valuable taxpayer dollars. Money that could go back into Social Security to pay back the millions stolen. That President Johnson allowed to become a general fund that allows any government entity to borrow from. Money that people like me and companies pay into to help people have a monthly income when they retire. Social Security needs to be privatized like it was originally. All these special investigations are nothing more than to appease the Demorats who started the rumors to begin with and know there is, never was a Russian collusion. Nor was there ever a Russian dossier that the "fake" Rep Senator McCain produced to the FBI by a hired ex-spy to conjure up to make President Trump look bad. If Trump doesn't stop this circus then the DOJ needs too. Thank you for allowing us to make comments. I love to read your news letters.

  • Richard Palmquist

    06/20/2017 10:37 AM

    You have a problem, Mike. You need to take a course in obfuscation! Your writing is far too clear, way too logical, to indicate that you have even ever VISITED D.C. or operated under its grey cloud of complexities. Keep the brilliant light of your clear thinking coming our way!

  • Kenneth L. Touchette

    06/20/2017 10:31 AM

    Why not just fire the special prosecutor and let the FBI, Congress and the Senate do their investigations, that is enough wasted time and money, and ask President Trump to stay off twitter and to quit giving the media the legs to carry this witch hunt. The President needs to know that He is going to be criticized by someone every hour of the day and He should not waste his time defending each and every attack. Pick the right and meaningful battles to fight. Ignore the distractions and concentrate on what the people elected him to do, lead, govern, legislate, and turn this nation around. Walk lightly, speak wisely and carry a big stick. I have told many of my friends that God would put the right person in place to began to change this country, but only God can heal America, and He will but it will not be painless. Tell President Trump to stay in God's will and stay out of God's way. God bless the USA.
    Kenneth Touchette.

  • Sandra Weaver

    06/20/2017 10:31 AM

    It makes me sick how our Government is so corrupt. Mueller will out of his way to find anything on President Trump. President Trump is being rail roaded so the Democrats can try to impeach him. I think they should investigate the Democrats and Hillary for all the illegal things they have been getting away with.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 10:30 AM

    I agree with all of you! Stop spending our money on BS!

  • Cheryl Heberle

    06/20/2017 10:29 AM

    A second judge/person hired along with Mueller would be good if he won't recluse himself. Mueller has a big conflict of interest and should not be the last say in this. The average citizen would not be allowed to do such a thing. He does not sound like an honorable person. If he was he would not be involved in this. It sounds like a set up, a deliberate one.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    06/20/2017 10:29 AM

    Here is how I would solve the problem. Think about how citizens are selected for jury duty. Apply the same principles to the special prosecutor, investigators and counsel. Period.

  • Judith Allen

    06/20/2017 10:28 AM

    Mike, I appreciate your willingness to go into the political hotbed with a sense of humor to boot. What do you think the political fallout would be for Trump if he fired the Mueller et al?

  • Tim

    06/20/2017 10:27 AM

    I sincerely believe the President should fire Mueller, and has every right to do so. Mueller has violated federal regulations and therefore he should either resign or the President fire him. If Mueller refuses to resign, then President Trump should fire him and explain his reasons for firing Mueller to the American people. All these people are out to get President Trump and his administration. Not because he wants to bring back jobs, fix healthcare, fix our tax system, build the wall, rebuild our military, fix the VA, put an end to damaging Obama regulations, it is because he wants to drain the swamp and the establishment. When you start messing with all their perks and their good buddy system, then they want to bring him down. There are too many Obama holdovers and they need to be searched out and fired!

  • Valerie Ripma

    06/20/2017 10:25 AM

    I agree, no more special prosecutors or money's. If there is no information, which it is said Trump has no colusions with Russia. Let them play out their game and they will be the fools in the end and Trump will hopefully be in the clear. And, just maybe during the probe they will find out what Hillary and the Dems involvement is. (Not that they'd admit it, since Meullers committee are all Dems). It's a waste of a witch hunt and the Dems continue to let the rule of the land rule. SAD. Hopefully Hillary is stll being investigated!!!

  • Judi Fey

    06/20/2017 10:17 AM

    Time for Trump to fire Mueller and appoint a conservative to quickly put the whole Russian/obstruction "non-issue" to rest. No matter what he does there will be a firestorm. The waste of taxpayer dollars is uncalled for. Just ramrod over the Dems like they do. No time for being nice any longer.

  • Mary Anne Hughes

    06/20/2017 10:16 AM

    This whole issue is a waste of taxpayers money and must end. Thank you for your time and effort.

  • Angelique Bartfield

    06/20/2017 10:14 AM

    THIS INVESTIGATION MUST STOP AND IT HAS TO COME FROM POTUS.HE MUST SHOW EVERYONE WHO IS THE BOSS IN THE GOVERNMENT.IT IS ENOUGH.HE SHOULD START ARRESTING ALL PEOPLE WHO SPEAK AND ACT WITH VIOLENCE AGAINST HIM.HE MUST START INVESTIGATION ON HILLARY LYNCH COMEY OBAMA AND REPLACE ALL OBAMAS PUPPETS WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT.DRAIN THE SWAMP 100% LIKE HE PROMISED.WE WANT JUSTICE.AND A HEALTHY GOVERNMENT .

  • Mary De Young

    06/20/2017 10:09 AM

    Thank you MIke for your daily perspectives and writings. I feel like it is the one place I can go to find truth.I am so very grieved by what is happening in our country, and I realize what we are seeing in Washington is just the tip of the Iceberg.
    Your writings help instruct me how to pray specifically for our President, and those under his leadership, and for our nation. It seems like there could be more tangible things that regular citizens can do than pray.What would that be?

  • George Purvis

    06/20/2017 10:07 AM

    Mike, where the devil are the Republicans? Are the Democrats so much more powerful than you guys? There is zero Republican outrage over these clowns trying to shut down your leader. We the people are confused about who the Republicans really are! Help the elected President through this storm of garbage by the stronger party who apparently is the Democrats! I and many others cannot support the Republican Party if ya'll sit by and do nothing, might as well vote all Democrats, at lest we will know who our leaders really are!

  • George Purvis

    06/20/2017 10:06 AM

    Mike, where the devil are the Republicans? Are the Democrats so much more powerful than you guys? There is zero Republican outrage over these clowns trying to shut down your leader. We the people are confused about who the Republicans really are! Help the elected President through this storm of garbage by the stronger party who apparently is the Democrats! I and many others cannot support the Republican Party if ya'll sit by and do nothing, might as well vote all Democrats, at lest we will know who our leaders really are!

  • Carolyn Ward

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    Thanks Mike, for all you do!
    Washington is so out of touch with we, the taxpayers.
    Like President Trump said, we need to drain the swamp of everyone and start over.
    Trump didn't do anything, that they can find, so let's get on with th e agenda and "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"!!!

  • Michele Pennington

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    You are so spot on Mike! Thank you for taking the time to inform the American people. So, what is most frustrating is that it appears there is nothing being done about this.

    Also--separate Washington corruption ongoing topic: How in the world did the NSC records end up in Obama's Library that appears to be the GREAT escape route for Susan Rice's unmasking of names from classified intelligence reports?

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    I can't agree with you more Govenor Huckabee! But as bad as it would be if he fired the council now, I think it could be worse if he does nothing. The left is going to make it an issue into the next election cycle, we could loose because of it's ongoing nature and they will make sure it is ongoing. I think President Trumps best bet would be to just end it! Unless he does, it will continue and help the left along the way. So many people still believe he stole the election they will believe anything the left puts out there.

  • Audrey Haymond

    06/20/2017 09:59 AM

    Everyone needs to see what retired FBI agent Cesar Paz a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 22 years. He is intimately familiar with James Comey, his career path, and many of the conflicts of interest Comey had involving the Clintons, Comey’s secret finances, and much more. This information by Mr. Paz is particularily damaging: Isn’t it true that in 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC, was being investigated by federal authorities for laundering billions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels, channeling money to the Middle East, specifically Iran, which is in violation of law?
    Isn’t it true that Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI and now the special counsel to investigate the alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia… isn’t it true that Mr. Mueller was the chief counsel at HSBC… the same bank that was laundering money for the cartels?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was a significant Clinton Foundation contributor? That Bill Clinton was being paid about $200,000 for his speeches at HSBC events… and this is while Mrs. Clinton was the Secretary of State? No conflict of interest there?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was basically let off the hook with a $1.2 billion fine – which was paid by shareholders – and none of its officers, managers, directors were charged criminally or let go? Isn’t it true that while all hell was breaking loose at HSBC, YOU, Mr. Comey, were appointed as a director and member of the board at HSBC to assist with damage control? So looks like the two were very dirty cops!!

  • John Chouinard

    06/20/2017 09:58 AM

    Remove Special Counsel Mueller and the special counsel as it now exist. Appoint someone who is impartial and without ties to James Comey. Maybe disband the special counsel altogether -what really is to be gained at this point. We need to move the country forward with reforms that will change our country in many areas that have weakened us in the areas of healthcare, taxation, regulatory burdens, immigration, etc...

  • Sue Lawson

    06/20/2017 09:58 AM

    I totally agree with you and so enjoy your newsletter... I am so upset with what is going on in Washington but what can we do? I vote against the democrats in my state of New YORK every time I vote, to no avail..it just sickens me that we the people have no control

  • Kenneth Ziembo

    06/20/2017 09:57 AM

    Thank You Governor for you tenacity in staying after the wrong our government has heaped on us. I hear your comments reflect the common sense that is provided in your book of a couple years ago. Appreciated you and your voice both online on Fox and from your daughter in the White house. Many Blessings!

  • Barbara Whitfield

    06/20/2017 09:57 AM

    Once again you have hit the nail on the head. Now how do we get Trump to hear this and do something? Or Sessions? Or who?

  • Peggy L. Venters

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    Sirs: It appears the USA Attorneys have figured how to take as much money as they deem necessary for themselves. Making them all rich as many as possible on both sides. Deep pockets for everyone filled by the taxes of the people. Sad.

  • Dr Safwat Bishara

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    It is very sad to see all this hysteria about an elected president who strives to fulfill his election promises. The people he had selected, the long work hours, the sincere effort to have the Congress work together to pass health and tax reform bills all attest to his love for this great country.
    But, the Left seems oblivious to what is good and what is not. Sad!!

  • David L Ottaway

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    If Congress "appointed" this special council, can they not cancel his appointment? If they gave him the task of investigating the Russian incident, If that task is finished, can't they stop the investigation from going any further? Mueller was hired by someone other than the President, so he should be fired by someone other than the President..

  • Leo George

    06/20/2017 09:56 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, a quick personal word. I served on staff with the late R. Wilbur Herring of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro when you were pastor of Immanuel Baptist in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Now, my comment: One doesn't "drain the swamp" by taking out the Gators at one end and putting them in at the other end!"

  • Michael Caruso MD

    06/20/2017 09:53 AM

    agree with above, except that it's Planaria (not amoeba) which reproduce that way

  • Sharon Stilp

    06/20/2017 09:51 AM

    I couldn't agree with you more! I only pray that GOD will intervene to expose this complete waste of our money, and that President does indeed drain the swamp. I also hope that the Republicans (RINOS) remember who they work for. We voted them in and can vote them out!!!!! I think the population in Washington will definitely be reduced if that swamp is indeed drained.

  • Peter J Vornbrock

    06/20/2017 09:47 AM

    I can't help but think that they would just bring in another player that is just as corrupt.
    Why not just fire him, the firestorm is already there anyway.

  • Scarlett L Hayes

    06/20/2017 09:45 AM

    We see all the corruption in Washing D. C. (the swamp) Thank God for President Trump !! The establishment is trying to destroy our Country and our President !!! ....The republicans need to stand up fight n do their job, stay in Washington , the month of August get things done who the American people elected them to do because the democrats are out to lunch , the enemy of our constitution.not every single person but @ times it looks that way ... I am so pleased President Trump has hired Jay Sekulow for 1 of his lawyers!'!! He will fight for our President a good righteous man !!

  • Joyce velehradsky

    06/20/2017 09:41 AM

    How about contacting YOUR political friends as well as church outreaches and lets organize and encourage each other to contact our representatives and tell the NO MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS for this and TERM LIMITs or I will not vote for you - we need to get this out BIG TIME ( people are tired and busy with everyday life trying to keep up with rising costs) lets encourage each other, especially those who have the means to advertise it and get it out in the public and the churches and of course PRAYING all the while

  • Carol Rollo

    06/20/2017 09:40 AM

    I am afraid that it may get down to President Trump having to do it himself - bite the bullet and take the flak. This is all so disturbing to me and many Americans. Not only is DC corrupt, they are corrupt with impunity -- before our very eyes.

  • Amit misra

    06/20/2017 09:38 AM

    Here's how to disable MUELLER:
    a. Create a policy for budget approval on spcl councils and an approval process.
    b. Start multiple spcl councils for unmasking,leaks,HRC emails,Comey-Leaks etc.
    c. Let all spcl councils ask for money. Starve Mueller of money. Put money in other spcl councils.
    d. This will slow Mueller down.
    e. Also put in place a review committee to see if Mueller is spending money wisely.
    Eventually this council will fall to a lower priority and will be shut down.

  • Tamara Cannon

    06/20/2017 09:35 AM

    I would like very much if we could get rid of Mueller. Will this never end?