Sick of everything having to do with the FBI investigation, the special counsel investigation, the D.C. Circuit Court investigation, the congressional Democrats’ re-investigation and the Republicans’ investigation of the investigation? Me, too. At the same time, thanks to the appointment of Attorney General Bill Barr, we’re just at the point where the full story is gelling. This is the really important part for our country.

So to start the week, I’m providing a valuable public service: the “CliffsNotes” version (yes, that’s how they spell it now) of where we are right now in this whole darn thing, for everyone who doesn’t care to slog through the approximately 450 pages of the Mueller report, or listen again to the twisted press conference he gave on his way out the door, or hear one more idiotic word from the likes of Maxine Waters or Eric Swalwell.

First, I’ll quote someone who demonstrates much greater intelligence (and succinctness). Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, when asked by Maria Bartiromo if there will be accountability for the spying and the abuse of the FISA Court, said, “ABSOLUTELY.” He credits the appointment of Bill Barr, who is totally dedicated to finding out what happened.


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Next, here’s something smartly written, by Clarice Feldman at AMERICAN THINKER, that manages to cover a lot of ground while sticking to interesting, pertinent facts. Feldman talks about Robert Mueller the man, as someone with a prestigious upbringing and stellar political connections who nevertheless racked up some spectacular failures in his career with the FBI. She briefly outlines some of the worst ones. (I would say that, like so many in government, Mueller “failed up.”)

Now, he’s tried to outsmart Bill Barr. That is like Wile E. Coyote trying to set a trap with ACME dynamite. On the edge of a mile-high cliff. As Feldman says, “This fiasco should be the last of his blundering career.”

Enjoy!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/a_made_man_mueller_unmakes_himself.html?fbclid=IwAR3pfN24Yht8SHGwSewEVe7v9UPlHM9sNosW9sj689HBAE-rwh4oWA0oHFc#ixzz5piUkm3gb

 

Next: That video clip from Barr’s interview with CBS’ Jan Crawford, the one in which he states that Mueller could have made a determination on the question of criminal “obstruction,” was featured by Maria Bartiromo in her Sunday morning show as she played it for Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who sits on the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, responded by saying that Mueller not only could have made a decision on that but SHOULD have. Mueller was able to do the job of a prosecutor on “collusion” and decide that no one committed any crime by conspiring with Russia, so why didn’t he FINISH his job by deciding on “obstruction” as well?

Instead, as Ratcliffe pointed out, Mueller went on for about 200 pages doing what a prosecutor is NOT supposed to do: talk about the potential crimes and “conduct” of someone he has no intention of charging. As for Mueller’s rationale that the Office of Legal Counsel rule –- about not indicting a sitting President –- should keep him from deciding whether a crime was committed, Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor himself, called it “absurd.” He said Mueller’s nonsensical reasoning was less reminiscent of James Madison than it was of Billy Madison (the Adam Sandler movie), in that everyone who was there is now dumber for having heard it.

The way the law is supposed to work, the Justice Department –- including the special counsel –- doesn’t investigate crimes to make criminal referrals to Congress. That’s all part of the Executive Branch. Congress is part of the Legislative Branch. (Are you paying attention, AOC and all you other leftists who slept through Government 101?) As Barr has said, they are not an “adjunct” to Congress. But since when did this Congress care about the Constitution?


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Moving on. Something else that’s getting attention right now: the lack of a truly comprehensive “defensive briefing” for the Trump campaign back in the summer of 2016 when the FBI was looking into Russian infiltration. On August 17 of that year, Trump’s campaign was given what is called an “intelligence assessment,” but no heads-up was given about suspicions of Russian influence or the fact that on July 31, an investigation (Operation “Crossfire Hurricane”) had actually been opened into these suspicions by the FBI. A letter from Gregory Brower, assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, to Sen. Chuck Grassley, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dated October 26, 2017, referred to the defensive briefing as being “conducted by an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent and focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities.”

Okay, let’s see...who was the agent who opened “Crossfire Hurricane”to investigate Trump? That would be Peter Strzok, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” And who was the “experienced FBI counterintelligence agent” who conducted the defensive briefing for then-candidate Trump? Um, that would also be Peter Strzok, again, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” If anyone was in a position to brief Trump on suspicions of Russian infiltration into his campaign (including the unverified material in the Steele dossier and the suspected contacts of Carter Page), it was Strzok. But he kept the Bureau’s activities secret.

"Cardinal" Jim Comey has said they didn’t want to “tip their hand” about the investigation. No kidding. If they had told Trump about this early on –- as they should have, instead of trying to drum up “evidence” to implicate him –- there would never have been a special counsel. And after the election, a special counsel is precisely what Trump’s political opponents wanted.

But here’s the thing: On August 25, 2016, at the same time the FBI was secretly investigating Trump’s campaign, CIA Director John Brennan called Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (Senate Minority Leader at the time) and briefed HIM on the Steele dossier and the investigation into Carter Page. It seems that Sen. Reid got a much more thorough intelligence briefing than Donald Trump did.


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As Ratcliffe noted, one reason we haven’t yet seen the documents declassified by Barr, who was given that authority by President Trump, is that U.S. Attorney John Durham, the investigator Barr appointed to look into the FBI’s creation of the “Trump/Russia” investigation, may want to put them before a criminal grand jury.

Finally, do they give prizes for the worst idea of the week? If so, Geraldo Rivera would definitely win for last week for something he suggested via Tweet on Friday. The deal: that IF the Democrats agree to drop all Trump/Russia-related investigations, then AG Barr agrees to drop his probe of the counterintelligence operation that targeted Donald Trump. And then we all just move forward.

I was surprised at this from Geraldo, as he’s been talking a lot of sense lately. But, really, Geraldo, are you out of your mind?? As it turned out, the response from both left and right was overwhelmingly negative. Clearly, Democrats have already gotten their answers; they don’t LIKE them, but they have them. Republicans still need THEIR answers. And we’re just getting to the good part.

Later in the day, Geraldo tweeted this intriguing response: “Ok, I get that the left doesn’t want peace. Then fasten your seatbelts. Mark my words – before this is over many of your heroes will be profoundly diminished.”

I do believe he’s correct in that. Here’s the link, but you might want to skim past the column of hateful and inaccurate left-wing tweets. Nobody needs that.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/02/geraldo-proposes-compromise-that-would-have-dems-drop-impeachment-if-barr-drops-probe-760781

Anyway, that’s today’s “CliffsNotes” version of where we are with Mueller, Barr and the road to accountability. As always, I promise there won’t be a test.

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  • carol popp

    06/03/2019 01:34 PM

    You are absolutely right! These criminals need to be locked up. We cannot let them destroy our country and our laws for their own profit..... all because their sneaking criminal candidate, Hillary, lost. She lost even though they committed monstrous voter fraud throughout the country and lied about every little thing.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:30 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials are concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:29 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials ae concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • rodney burke

    06/03/2019 01:25 PM

    democrat = failure. Comey = failure, mueller = failure. What a combination! ick! I think and you , Mike will bear this out. Dems are nothing but failure. They are a record, stuck in one groove. they set their intent in 2016 and have not deviated from that intent. They have failed, publicly, twice in grand fashion and yet they refuse to admit defeat. No, they don't live in this world. They are in the twilight zone somewhere. The indictments Need to come out. We NEED to see empty seats in congress. We NEED to see that barge headed to Cuba full of perps. Dems ARE the party of failure, lies, deceit and duplicity. It's time for the tribunals. Since GITMO is prepared for new occupants, its past time to SEND those new occupants to their final residence

  • Sara Burrow

    06/03/2019 01:16 PM

    First, I'm a great fan of yours, & enjoyed meeting you twice when you visited Jackson, MS, once for the Salvation Army & once for Pro-Life Mississippi. I was, & am, on the board of both the above. Thanks for your influence which helped both charities!
    As for what is going on in our country...the American people have totally lost faith in the DOJ, FBI, CIA & other intelligence agencies. We have watched a 30 year crime spree by the Clintons alone, with no punishment for those crimes. Then there is the worst, most treasonous president we have ever had, prospering as a multimillionaire & being allowed to roam the globe undermining our President. Then, there are former presidents, former SOS, former heads of CIA, etc., etc. All of them free, and it looks like, never going to pay for their crimes against the state & humanity!
    "JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE
    DENIED."
    ~ Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes~
    Do you believe all these criminals will be prosecuted so that the American people can believe in truth & justice again?????

  • Robert L. Fragoman

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    There are two classes of people in the U.S., those who can break the law at will and the rest of us who would be in jail by now for destroying evidence. I am beginning to lose hope that this is ever going to change. When this is all over, the clintons will be still laughing at the rest of us all the way to the bank.

  • Sharon Lane

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    Thank you so much for your calm, succinct, editorials on what is happening. Your daughter is an 'apple that does not fall from the tree'. Thank you for raising her in a manner that allows her to speak her truth, always.

  • Susan Hilton

    06/03/2019 12:41 PM

    I love the CliffsNotes version of this fiasco! Thank you for all you do for this country!!

  • George M Taylor

    06/03/2019 12:37 PM

    Please tell me, Mr Huckabee, do you really think there will ever be anything that will come from this beyond the wasting of millions of taxpayer dollars in this mess. As an American citizen, it infuriates me beyond all words that the likes of barrack obama, hillary clinton and all the other darlings of the left, who have clearly committed treason against the Constitution and the people of this country, will never face a jury of their peers and their crimes swept under the rug. It further infuriates me that congress sees itself and their cronies as being above the law and not answerable to it but yet they will not hesitate to throw the book at an ordinary citizen who would do the same or lesser infraction of the law. I am sick and thoroughly fed up with the double standard that congress seems to enjoy rubbing our noses in. Furthermore I would love insight from you as to how we can rid ourselves of politicians who can be bought by the highest bidder and get leaders who will stand for the American peoples interests and needs?

  • Rick Dean Schramm

    06/03/2019 12:31 PM

    I like president Trump's idea putting tariffs on Mexico until they stop people coming from Central America to the United States. He coul then use the tariff money to build the Wall!

  • Linda L Rath

    06/03/2019 12:17 PM

    Uh, Mike? I believe the man's name is "Robert" Mueller - Not "Roger".....?!?!? Editor on vacation today?

  • joseph orsini PhD

    06/03/2019 12:15 PM

    COSTS of keeping illegal immigrants out of he US vs. costs of allowing them in; included are health costs and education costs. WHERE IS THE DATA ON THESE COSTS ??

  • Patricia Myers

    06/03/2019 12:00 PM

    Thanks! Great read. You boiled the whole mess down to the simple mess it is. Praying and watching for truth, justice, and accountability.

  • William Schlumpf

    06/03/2019 11:46 AM

    There are unfortunately many in justice who have misused the department to malign the innocent and imprison them. Mr Mueller has with the help of a biased media managed to hide his malfeasance and or ineptitude in the whitey bulger and Stephen hatfill cases from an unsuspecting public. This time he's really done it with the assistance of Andrew weissman (the same A.W. who manipulated a jury into convicting Arthur Andersen for its employees unknowingly & inadvertly violating statutes - a decision later overturned unanimously under appeal - part of a broader effort to neuter the Bush43 presidency). Besides allowing this hoax to continue for the past 2 years and wasting taxpayers monies, and throwing the midterm election to the Dems, and obstructing the president from doing his job, mr Mueller has exposed his bias and/or ineptitude in his report in which recorded transcripts are edited to provide the appearance of witness tampering. Mr Mueller's reputation is about to be permanently ruined and he has no one to blame but himself.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/03/2019 11:40 AM

    The time in DC is about as shameful as it can get with scoundrels like Mueller and the Obama Cartel getting so much attention the Legacy of our Military with the Normandy Invasion 75th anniversary coming up I wish the spirt of our fallen men and women could rise up I am talking about the Greatest Generation the spirt they put to work not all this Bla Bla we get from the sewer of DC. The Zombies that we call Congress need to look at the real men and women from our past what we have now is well. PITIFUL, DISGRACEFUL DECEITFUL People being lead by evil as if they needed any more help. I can only hope what we as a nation have done to protect freedom for other countries will not be forgotten as the Zombies on the Left would like to see happen here in the United States. Explain the difference between Iran and the Left's idea of Death to America they prefer a Socialist system which will be the Death of America if it takes control if it does bye bye America you were great while still alive just like the Greatest Generation. I prefer the Left's ideas disappear just like the German idea of a global takeover!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Walter W Lee

    06/03/2019 11:38 AM

    I was going to take a break from following this fiasco and "Roger Mueller' in the headline lured me back in. :)

  • Polly Hershey

    06/03/2019 11:23 AM

    Excellent summation!

  • Jan St Anne

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    First of all, I am fed up with Geraldo Rivera who is, and always displays a weak protection of the Democrats and Maxine Watters who never expounds anything but nonsense and violence. I have no doubt that Mueller is either a paid servant of the Left or his life was threatened. The Clintons and the Dems have always murdered (through their paid killers). Many, like myself, will not write directly to the Dem congressmen and women as they fear reprisal for speaking out. The weak Republicans are nothing but cowards in disguise. Thank you for your courage to speak out...but be careful, those people have evil intentions.


  • James N Harris Sr

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    Good stuff. Governor!
    Sarah Rocks!

  • Ron Ellis

    06/03/2019 11:05 AM

    Thanks for the summary...
    It's sat to be reminded of where we are, and astonishingly fortunate good news to be reminded of where we FINALLY are getting to!

  • Renee K Farr

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the summary. I do appreciate it because trying to sift through all the daily info to make sense of everything is exhausting. I only hope and pray that AG Barr follows through, gets to the truth and prosecutes those responsible.

  • Russ Dickson

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    I don't want anybody to be prosecuted unless they have it coming ,,,, that being said we CANNOT just let these people off so we can "just move on" ,,,, I and the American people absolutely need to see the people who are at the heart of the wrongdoings , that have wounded our belief that the FBI and DOJ are not politically driven , held accountable !! These people have hurt the U.S more than they know and if we are ever to get back our trust in these depts. ,then they must be prosecuted just as any person would be ,,, NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW !!!

  • JANE HUFF

    06/03/2019 11:00 AM

    Check out your picture title =
    Roger Mueller's Huge Failure: The "CliffsNotes" version

    I had thought = who is Roger Mueller?

  • AL SCHATZ

    06/03/2019 10:50 AM

    Who's ROGER Mueller ? Headlines: "ROGER Mueller's Hugh Failure.

  • Joe Analco

    06/03/2019 10:44 AM

    Outstanding Recap Governor??

Sick of everything having to do with the FBI investigation, the special counsel investigation, the D.C. Circuit Court investigation, the congressional Democrats’ re-investigation and the Republicans’ investigation of the investigation? Me, too. At the same time, thanks to the appointment of Attorney General Bill Barr, we’re just at the point where the full story is gelling. This is the really important part for our country.

So to start the week, I’m providing a valuable public service: the “CliffsNotes” version (yes, that’s how they spell it now) of where we are right now in this whole darn thing, for everyone who doesn’t care to slog through the approximately 450 pages of the Mueller report, or listen again to the twisted press conference he gave on his way out the door, or hear one more idiotic word from the likes of Maxine Waters or Eric Swalwell.

First, I’ll quote someone who demonstrates much greater intelligence (and succinctness). Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, when asked by Maria Bartiromo if there will be accountability for the spying and the abuse of the FISA Court, said, “ABSOLUTELY.” He credits the appointment of Bill Barr, who is totally dedicated to finding out what happened.


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Next, here’s something smartly written, by Clarice Feldman at AMERICAN THINKER, that manages to cover a lot of ground while sticking to interesting, pertinent facts. Feldman talks about Robert Mueller the man, as someone with a prestigious upbringing and stellar political connections who nevertheless racked up some spectacular failures in his career with the FBI. She briefly outlines some of the worst ones. (I would say that, like so many in government, Mueller “failed up.”)

Now, he’s tried to outsmart Bill Barr. That is like Wile E. Coyote trying to set a trap with ACME dynamite. On the edge of a mile-high cliff. As Feldman says, “This fiasco should be the last of his blundering career.”

Enjoy!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/a_made_man_mueller_unmakes_himself.html?fbclid=IwAR3pfN24Yht8SHGwSewEVe7v9UPlHM9sNosW9sj689HBAE-rwh4oWA0oHFc#ixzz5piUkm3gb

 

Next: That video clip from Barr’s interview with CBS’ Jan Crawford, the one in which he states that Mueller could have made a determination on the question of criminal “obstruction,” was featured by Maria Bartiromo in her Sunday morning show as she played it for Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who sits on the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, responded by saying that Mueller not only could have made a decision on that but SHOULD have. Mueller was able to do the job of a prosecutor on “collusion” and decide that no one committed any crime by conspiring with Russia, so why didn’t he FINISH his job by deciding on “obstruction” as well?

Instead, as Ratcliffe pointed out, Mueller went on for about 200 pages doing what a prosecutor is NOT supposed to do: talk about the potential crimes and “conduct” of someone he has no intention of charging. As for Mueller’s rationale that the Office of Legal Counsel rule –- about not indicting a sitting President –- should keep him from deciding whether a crime was committed, Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor himself, called it “absurd.” He said Mueller’s nonsensical reasoning was less reminiscent of James Madison than it was of Billy Madison (the Adam Sandler movie), in that everyone who was there is now dumber for having heard it.

The way the law is supposed to work, the Justice Department –- including the special counsel –- doesn’t investigate crimes to make criminal referrals to Congress. That’s all part of the Executive Branch. Congress is part of the Legislative Branch. (Are you paying attention, AOC and all you other leftists who slept through Government 101?) As Barr has said, they are not an “adjunct” to Congress. But since when did this Congress care about the Constitution?


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Moving on. Something else that’s getting attention right now: the lack of a truly comprehensive “defensive briefing” for the Trump campaign back in the summer of 2016 when the FBI was looking into Russian infiltration. On August 17 of that year, Trump’s campaign was given what is called an “intelligence assessment,” but no heads-up was given about suspicions of Russian influence or the fact that on July 31, an investigation (Operation “Crossfire Hurricane”) had actually been opened into these suspicions by the FBI. A letter from Gregory Brower, assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, to Sen. Chuck Grassley, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dated October 26, 2017, referred to the defensive briefing as being “conducted by an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent and focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities.”

Okay, let’s see...who was the agent who opened “Crossfire Hurricane”to investigate Trump? That would be Peter Strzok, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” And who was the “experienced FBI counterintelligence agent” who conducted the defensive briefing for then-candidate Trump? Um, that would also be Peter Strzok, again, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” If anyone was in a position to brief Trump on suspicions of Russian infiltration into his campaign (including the unverified material in the Steele dossier and the suspected contacts of Carter Page), it was Strzok. But he kept the Bureau’s activities secret.

"Cardinal" Jim Comey has said they didn’t want to “tip their hand” about the investigation. No kidding. If they had told Trump about this early on –- as they should have, instead of trying to drum up “evidence” to implicate him –- there would never have been a special counsel. And after the election, a special counsel is precisely what Trump’s political opponents wanted.

But here’s the thing: On August 25, 2016, at the same time the FBI was secretly investigating Trump’s campaign, CIA Director John Brennan called Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (Senate Minority Leader at the time) and briefed HIM on the Steele dossier and the investigation into Carter Page. It seems that Sen. Reid got a much more thorough intelligence briefing than Donald Trump did.


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As Ratcliffe noted, one reason we haven’t yet seen the documents declassified by Barr, who was given that authority by President Trump, is that U.S. Attorney John Durham, the investigator Barr appointed to look into the FBI’s creation of the “Trump/Russia” investigation, may want to put them before a criminal grand jury.

Finally, do they give prizes for the worst idea of the week? If so, Geraldo Rivera would definitely win for last week for something he suggested via Tweet on Friday. The deal: that IF the Democrats agree to drop all Trump/Russia-related investigations, then AG Barr agrees to drop his probe of the counterintelligence operation that targeted Donald Trump. And then we all just move forward.

I was surprised at this from Geraldo, as he’s been talking a lot of sense lately. But, really, Geraldo, are you out of your mind?? As it turned out, the response from both left and right was overwhelmingly negative. Clearly, Democrats have already gotten their answers; they don’t LIKE them, but they have them. Republicans still need THEIR answers. And we’re just getting to the good part.

Later in the day, Geraldo tweeted this intriguing response: “Ok, I get that the left doesn’t want peace. Then fasten your seatbelts. Mark my words – before this is over many of your heroes will be profoundly diminished.”

I do believe he’s correct in that. Here’s the link, but you might want to skim past the column of hateful and inaccurate left-wing tweets. Nobody needs that.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/02/geraldo-proposes-compromise-that-would-have-dems-drop-impeachment-if-barr-drops-probe-760781

Anyway, that’s today’s “CliffsNotes” version of where we are with Mueller, Barr and the road to accountability. As always, I promise there won’t be a test.

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  • carol popp

    06/03/2019 01:34 PM

    You are absolutely right! These criminals need to be locked up. We cannot let them destroy our country and our laws for their own profit..... all because their sneaking criminal candidate, Hillary, lost. She lost even though they committed monstrous voter fraud throughout the country and lied about every little thing.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:30 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials are concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:29 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials ae concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • rodney burke

    06/03/2019 01:25 PM

    democrat = failure. Comey = failure, mueller = failure. What a combination! ick! I think and you , Mike will bear this out. Dems are nothing but failure. They are a record, stuck in one groove. they set their intent in 2016 and have not deviated from that intent. They have failed, publicly, twice in grand fashion and yet they refuse to admit defeat. No, they don't live in this world. They are in the twilight zone somewhere. The indictments Need to come out. We NEED to see empty seats in congress. We NEED to see that barge headed to Cuba full of perps. Dems ARE the party of failure, lies, deceit and duplicity. It's time for the tribunals. Since GITMO is prepared for new occupants, its past time to SEND those new occupants to their final residence

  • Sara Burrow

    06/03/2019 01:16 PM

    First, I'm a great fan of yours, & enjoyed meeting you twice when you visited Jackson, MS, once for the Salvation Army & once for Pro-Life Mississippi. I was, & am, on the board of both the above. Thanks for your influence which helped both charities!
    As for what is going on in our country...the American people have totally lost faith in the DOJ, FBI, CIA & other intelligence agencies. We have watched a 30 year crime spree by the Clintons alone, with no punishment for those crimes. Then there is the worst, most treasonous president we have ever had, prospering as a multimillionaire & being allowed to roam the globe undermining our President. Then, there are former presidents, former SOS, former heads of CIA, etc., etc. All of them free, and it looks like, never going to pay for their crimes against the state & humanity!
    "JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE
    DENIED."
    ~ Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes~
    Do you believe all these criminals will be prosecuted so that the American people can believe in truth & justice again?????

  • Robert L. Fragoman

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    There are two classes of people in the U.S., those who can break the law at will and the rest of us who would be in jail by now for destroying evidence. I am beginning to lose hope that this is ever going to change. When this is all over, the clintons will be still laughing at the rest of us all the way to the bank.

  • Sharon Lane

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    Thank you so much for your calm, succinct, editorials on what is happening. Your daughter is an 'apple that does not fall from the tree'. Thank you for raising her in a manner that allows her to speak her truth, always.

  • Susan Hilton

    06/03/2019 12:41 PM

    I love the CliffsNotes version of this fiasco! Thank you for all you do for this country!!

  • George M Taylor

    06/03/2019 12:37 PM

    Please tell me, Mr Huckabee, do you really think there will ever be anything that will come from this beyond the wasting of millions of taxpayer dollars in this mess. As an American citizen, it infuriates me beyond all words that the likes of barrack obama, hillary clinton and all the other darlings of the left, who have clearly committed treason against the Constitution and the people of this country, will never face a jury of their peers and their crimes swept under the rug. It further infuriates me that congress sees itself and their cronies as being above the law and not answerable to it but yet they will not hesitate to throw the book at an ordinary citizen who would do the same or lesser infraction of the law. I am sick and thoroughly fed up with the double standard that congress seems to enjoy rubbing our noses in. Furthermore I would love insight from you as to how we can rid ourselves of politicians who can be bought by the highest bidder and get leaders who will stand for the American peoples interests and needs?

  • Rick Dean Schramm

    06/03/2019 12:31 PM

    I like president Trump's idea putting tariffs on Mexico until they stop people coming from Central America to the United States. He coul then use the tariff money to build the Wall!

  • Linda L Rath

    06/03/2019 12:17 PM

    Uh, Mike? I believe the man's name is "Robert" Mueller - Not "Roger".....?!?!? Editor on vacation today?

  • joseph orsini PhD

    06/03/2019 12:15 PM

    COSTS of keeping illegal immigrants out of he US vs. costs of allowing them in; included are health costs and education costs. WHERE IS THE DATA ON THESE COSTS ??

  • Patricia Myers

    06/03/2019 12:00 PM

    Thanks! Great read. You boiled the whole mess down to the simple mess it is. Praying and watching for truth, justice, and accountability.

  • William Schlumpf

    06/03/2019 11:46 AM

    There are unfortunately many in justice who have misused the department to malign the innocent and imprison them. Mr Mueller has with the help of a biased media managed to hide his malfeasance and or ineptitude in the whitey bulger and Stephen hatfill cases from an unsuspecting public. This time he's really done it with the assistance of Andrew weissman (the same A.W. who manipulated a jury into convicting Arthur Andersen for its employees unknowingly & inadvertly violating statutes - a decision later overturned unanimously under appeal - part of a broader effort to neuter the Bush43 presidency). Besides allowing this hoax to continue for the past 2 years and wasting taxpayers monies, and throwing the midterm election to the Dems, and obstructing the president from doing his job, mr Mueller has exposed his bias and/or ineptitude in his report in which recorded transcripts are edited to provide the appearance of witness tampering. Mr Mueller's reputation is about to be permanently ruined and he has no one to blame but himself.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/03/2019 11:40 AM

    The time in DC is about as shameful as it can get with scoundrels like Mueller and the Obama Cartel getting so much attention the Legacy of our Military with the Normandy Invasion 75th anniversary coming up I wish the spirt of our fallen men and women could rise up I am talking about the Greatest Generation the spirt they put to work not all this Bla Bla we get from the sewer of DC. The Zombies that we call Congress need to look at the real men and women from our past what we have now is well. PITIFUL, DISGRACEFUL DECEITFUL People being lead by evil as if they needed any more help. I can only hope what we as a nation have done to protect freedom for other countries will not be forgotten as the Zombies on the Left would like to see happen here in the United States. Explain the difference between Iran and the Left's idea of Death to America they prefer a Socialist system which will be the Death of America if it takes control if it does bye bye America you were great while still alive just like the Greatest Generation. I prefer the Left's ideas disappear just like the German idea of a global takeover!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Walter W Lee

    06/03/2019 11:38 AM

    I was going to take a break from following this fiasco and "Roger Mueller' in the headline lured me back in. :)

  • Polly Hershey

    06/03/2019 11:23 AM

    Excellent summation!

  • Jan St Anne

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    First of all, I am fed up with Geraldo Rivera who is, and always displays a weak protection of the Democrats and Maxine Watters who never expounds anything but nonsense and violence. I have no doubt that Mueller is either a paid servant of the Left or his life was threatened. The Clintons and the Dems have always murdered (through their paid killers). Many, like myself, will not write directly to the Dem congressmen and women as they fear reprisal for speaking out. The weak Republicans are nothing but cowards in disguise. Thank you for your courage to speak out...but be careful, those people have evil intentions.


  • James N Harris Sr

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    Good stuff. Governor!
    Sarah Rocks!

  • Ron Ellis

    06/03/2019 11:05 AM

    Thanks for the summary...
    It's sat to be reminded of where we are, and astonishingly fortunate good news to be reminded of where we FINALLY are getting to!

  • Renee K Farr

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the summary. I do appreciate it because trying to sift through all the daily info to make sense of everything is exhausting. I only hope and pray that AG Barr follows through, gets to the truth and prosecutes those responsible.

  • Russ Dickson

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    I don't want anybody to be prosecuted unless they have it coming ,,,, that being said we CANNOT just let these people off so we can "just move on" ,,,, I and the American people absolutely need to see the people who are at the heart of the wrongdoings , that have wounded our belief that the FBI and DOJ are not politically driven , held accountable !! These people have hurt the U.S more than they know and if we are ever to get back our trust in these depts. ,then they must be prosecuted just as any person would be ,,, NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW !!!

  • JANE HUFF

    06/03/2019 11:00 AM

    Check out your picture title =
    Roger Mueller's Huge Failure: The "CliffsNotes" version

    I had thought = who is Roger Mueller?

  • AL SCHATZ

    06/03/2019 10:50 AM

    Who's ROGER Mueller ? Headlines: "ROGER Mueller's Hugh Failure.

  • Joe Analco

    06/03/2019 10:44 AM

    Outstanding Recap Governor??

Sick of everything having to do with the FBI investigation, the special counsel investigation, the D.C. Circuit Court investigation, the congressional Democrats’ re-investigation and the Republicans’ investigation of the investigation? Me, too. At the same time, thanks to the appointment of Attorney General Bill Barr, we’re just at the point where the full story is gelling. This is the really important part for our country.

So to start the week, I’m providing a valuable public service: the “CliffsNotes” version (yes, that’s how they spell it now) of where we are right now in this whole darn thing, for everyone who doesn’t care to slog through the approximately 450 pages of the Mueller report, or listen again to the twisted press conference he gave on his way out the door, or hear one more idiotic word from the likes of Maxine Waters or Eric Swalwell.

First, I’ll quote someone who demonstrates much greater intelligence (and succinctness). Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, when asked by Maria Bartiromo if there will be accountability for the spying and the abuse of the FISA Court, said, “ABSOLUTELY.” He credits the appointment of Bill Barr, who is totally dedicated to finding out what happened.


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Next, here’s something smartly written, by Clarice Feldman at AMERICAN THINKER, that manages to cover a lot of ground while sticking to interesting, pertinent facts. Feldman talks about Robert Mueller the man, as someone with a prestigious upbringing and stellar political connections who nevertheless racked up some spectacular failures in his career with the FBI. She briefly outlines some of the worst ones. (I would say that, like so many in government, Mueller “failed up.”)

Now, he’s tried to outsmart Bill Barr. That is like Wile E. Coyote trying to set a trap with ACME dynamite. On the edge of a mile-high cliff. As Feldman says, “This fiasco should be the last of his blundering career.”

Enjoy!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/a_made_man_mueller_unmakes_himself.html?fbclid=IwAR3pfN24Yht8SHGwSewEVe7v9UPlHM9sNosW9sj689HBAE-rwh4oWA0oHFc#ixzz5piUkm3gb

 

Next: That video clip from Barr’s interview with CBS’ Jan Crawford, the one in which he states that Mueller could have made a determination on the question of criminal “obstruction,” was featured by Maria Bartiromo in her Sunday morning show as she played it for Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who sits on the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, responded by saying that Mueller not only could have made a decision on that but SHOULD have. Mueller was able to do the job of a prosecutor on “collusion” and decide that no one committed any crime by conspiring with Russia, so why didn’t he FINISH his job by deciding on “obstruction” as well?

Instead, as Ratcliffe pointed out, Mueller went on for about 200 pages doing what a prosecutor is NOT supposed to do: talk about the potential crimes and “conduct” of someone he has no intention of charging. As for Mueller’s rationale that the Office of Legal Counsel rule –- about not indicting a sitting President –- should keep him from deciding whether a crime was committed, Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor himself, called it “absurd.” He said Mueller’s nonsensical reasoning was less reminiscent of James Madison than it was of Billy Madison (the Adam Sandler movie), in that everyone who was there is now dumber for having heard it.

The way the law is supposed to work, the Justice Department –- including the special counsel –- doesn’t investigate crimes to make criminal referrals to Congress. That’s all part of the Executive Branch. Congress is part of the Legislative Branch. (Are you paying attention, AOC and all you other leftists who slept through Government 101?) As Barr has said, they are not an “adjunct” to Congress. But since when did this Congress care about the Constitution?


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Moving on. Something else that’s getting attention right now: the lack of a truly comprehensive “defensive briefing” for the Trump campaign back in the summer of 2016 when the FBI was looking into Russian infiltration. On August 17 of that year, Trump’s campaign was given what is called an “intelligence assessment,” but no heads-up was given about suspicions of Russian influence or the fact that on July 31, an investigation (Operation “Crossfire Hurricane”) had actually been opened into these suspicions by the FBI. A letter from Gregory Brower, assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, to Sen. Chuck Grassley, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dated October 26, 2017, referred to the defensive briefing as being “conducted by an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent and focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities.”

Okay, let’s see...who was the agent who opened “Crossfire Hurricane”to investigate Trump? That would be Peter Strzok, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” And who was the “experienced FBI counterintelligence agent” who conducted the defensive briefing for then-candidate Trump? Um, that would also be Peter Strzok, again, the man who texted “We’ll stop him.” If anyone was in a position to brief Trump on suspicions of Russian infiltration into his campaign (including the unverified material in the Steele dossier and the suspected contacts of Carter Page), it was Strzok. But he kept the Bureau’s activities secret.

"Cardinal" Jim Comey has said they didn’t want to “tip their hand” about the investigation. No kidding. If they had told Trump about this early on –- as they should have, instead of trying to drum up “evidence” to implicate him –- there would never have been a special counsel. And after the election, a special counsel is precisely what Trump’s political opponents wanted.

But here’s the thing: On August 25, 2016, at the same time the FBI was secretly investigating Trump’s campaign, CIA Director John Brennan called Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (Senate Minority Leader at the time) and briefed HIM on the Steele dossier and the investigation into Carter Page. It seems that Sen. Reid got a much more thorough intelligence briefing than Donald Trump did.


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As Ratcliffe noted, one reason we haven’t yet seen the documents declassified by Barr, who was given that authority by President Trump, is that U.S. Attorney John Durham, the investigator Barr appointed to look into the FBI’s creation of the “Trump/Russia” investigation, may want to put them before a criminal grand jury.

Finally, do they give prizes for the worst idea of the week? If so, Geraldo Rivera would definitely win for last week for something he suggested via Tweet on Friday. The deal: that IF the Democrats agree to drop all Trump/Russia-related investigations, then AG Barr agrees to drop his probe of the counterintelligence operation that targeted Donald Trump. And then we all just move forward.

I was surprised at this from Geraldo, as he’s been talking a lot of sense lately. But, really, Geraldo, are you out of your mind?? As it turned out, the response from both left and right was overwhelmingly negative. Clearly, Democrats have already gotten their answers; they don’t LIKE them, but they have them. Republicans still need THEIR answers. And we’re just getting to the good part.

Later in the day, Geraldo tweeted this intriguing response: “Ok, I get that the left doesn’t want peace. Then fasten your seatbelts. Mark my words – before this is over many of your heroes will be profoundly diminished.”

I do believe he’s correct in that. Here’s the link, but you might want to skim past the column of hateful and inaccurate left-wing tweets. Nobody needs that.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/02/geraldo-proposes-compromise-that-would-have-dems-drop-impeachment-if-barr-drops-probe-760781

Anyway, that’s today’s “CliffsNotes” version of where we are with Mueller, Barr and the road to accountability. As always, I promise there won’t be a test.

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  • carol popp

    06/03/2019 01:34 PM

    You are absolutely right! These criminals need to be locked up. We cannot let them destroy our country and our laws for their own profit..... all because their sneaking criminal candidate, Hillary, lost. She lost even though they committed monstrous voter fraud throughout the country and lied about every little thing.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:30 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials are concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • James C Kelly

    06/03/2019 01:29 PM

    All very positive - except where high gov't officials ae concerned there historically has been no justice for assorted murders. Let alone traitorous acts (uranium) and astronomical $$$ thievery.
    So tell me exactly why should I anticipate any justice for what ever political mess has just gone on?
    Ho hum.
    Will never happen.

  • rodney burke

    06/03/2019 01:25 PM

    democrat = failure. Comey = failure, mueller = failure. What a combination! ick! I think and you , Mike will bear this out. Dems are nothing but failure. They are a record, stuck in one groove. they set their intent in 2016 and have not deviated from that intent. They have failed, publicly, twice in grand fashion and yet they refuse to admit defeat. No, they don't live in this world. They are in the twilight zone somewhere. The indictments Need to come out. We NEED to see empty seats in congress. We NEED to see that barge headed to Cuba full of perps. Dems ARE the party of failure, lies, deceit and duplicity. It's time for the tribunals. Since GITMO is prepared for new occupants, its past time to SEND those new occupants to their final residence

  • Sara Burrow

    06/03/2019 01:16 PM

    First, I'm a great fan of yours, & enjoyed meeting you twice when you visited Jackson, MS, once for the Salvation Army & once for Pro-Life Mississippi. I was, & am, on the board of both the above. Thanks for your influence which helped both charities!
    As for what is going on in our country...the American people have totally lost faith in the DOJ, FBI, CIA & other intelligence agencies. We have watched a 30 year crime spree by the Clintons alone, with no punishment for those crimes. Then there is the worst, most treasonous president we have ever had, prospering as a multimillionaire & being allowed to roam the globe undermining our President. Then, there are former presidents, former SOS, former heads of CIA, etc., etc. All of them free, and it looks like, never going to pay for their crimes against the state & humanity!
    "JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE
    DENIED."
    ~ Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes~
    Do you believe all these criminals will be prosecuted so that the American people can believe in truth & justice again?????

  • Robert L. Fragoman

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    There are two classes of people in the U.S., those who can break the law at will and the rest of us who would be in jail by now for destroying evidence. I am beginning to lose hope that this is ever going to change. When this is all over, the clintons will be still laughing at the rest of us all the way to the bank.

  • Sharon Lane

    06/03/2019 12:56 PM

    Thank you so much for your calm, succinct, editorials on what is happening. Your daughter is an 'apple that does not fall from the tree'. Thank you for raising her in a manner that allows her to speak her truth, always.

  • Susan Hilton

    06/03/2019 12:41 PM

    I love the CliffsNotes version of this fiasco! Thank you for all you do for this country!!

  • George M Taylor

    06/03/2019 12:37 PM

    Please tell me, Mr Huckabee, do you really think there will ever be anything that will come from this beyond the wasting of millions of taxpayer dollars in this mess. As an American citizen, it infuriates me beyond all words that the likes of barrack obama, hillary clinton and all the other darlings of the left, who have clearly committed treason against the Constitution and the people of this country, will never face a jury of their peers and their crimes swept under the rug. It further infuriates me that congress sees itself and their cronies as being above the law and not answerable to it but yet they will not hesitate to throw the book at an ordinary citizen who would do the same or lesser infraction of the law. I am sick and thoroughly fed up with the double standard that congress seems to enjoy rubbing our noses in. Furthermore I would love insight from you as to how we can rid ourselves of politicians who can be bought by the highest bidder and get leaders who will stand for the American peoples interests and needs?

  • Rick Dean Schramm

    06/03/2019 12:31 PM

    I like president Trump's idea putting tariffs on Mexico until they stop people coming from Central America to the United States. He coul then use the tariff money to build the Wall!

  • Linda L Rath

    06/03/2019 12:17 PM

    Uh, Mike? I believe the man's name is "Robert" Mueller - Not "Roger".....?!?!? Editor on vacation today?

  • joseph orsini PhD

    06/03/2019 12:15 PM

    COSTS of keeping illegal immigrants out of he US vs. costs of allowing them in; included are health costs and education costs. WHERE IS THE DATA ON THESE COSTS ??

  • Patricia Myers

    06/03/2019 12:00 PM

    Thanks! Great read. You boiled the whole mess down to the simple mess it is. Praying and watching for truth, justice, and accountability.

  • William Schlumpf

    06/03/2019 11:46 AM

    There are unfortunately many in justice who have misused the department to malign the innocent and imprison them. Mr Mueller has with the help of a biased media managed to hide his malfeasance and or ineptitude in the whitey bulger and Stephen hatfill cases from an unsuspecting public. This time he's really done it with the assistance of Andrew weissman (the same A.W. who manipulated a jury into convicting Arthur Andersen for its employees unknowingly & inadvertly violating statutes - a decision later overturned unanimously under appeal - part of a broader effort to neuter the Bush43 presidency). Besides allowing this hoax to continue for the past 2 years and wasting taxpayers monies, and throwing the midterm election to the Dems, and obstructing the president from doing his job, mr Mueller has exposed his bias and/or ineptitude in his report in which recorded transcripts are edited to provide the appearance of witness tampering. Mr Mueller's reputation is about to be permanently ruined and he has no one to blame but himself.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/03/2019 11:40 AM

    The time in DC is about as shameful as it can get with scoundrels like Mueller and the Obama Cartel getting so much attention the Legacy of our Military with the Normandy Invasion 75th anniversary coming up I wish the spirt of our fallen men and women could rise up I am talking about the Greatest Generation the spirt they put to work not all this Bla Bla we get from the sewer of DC. The Zombies that we call Congress need to look at the real men and women from our past what we have now is well. PITIFUL, DISGRACEFUL DECEITFUL People being lead by evil as if they needed any more help. I can only hope what we as a nation have done to protect freedom for other countries will not be forgotten as the Zombies on the Left would like to see happen here in the United States. Explain the difference between Iran and the Left's idea of Death to America they prefer a Socialist system which will be the Death of America if it takes control if it does bye bye America you were great while still alive just like the Greatest Generation. I prefer the Left's ideas disappear just like the German idea of a global takeover!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Walter W Lee

    06/03/2019 11:38 AM

    I was going to take a break from following this fiasco and "Roger Mueller' in the headline lured me back in. :)

  • Polly Hershey

    06/03/2019 11:23 AM

    Excellent summation!

  • Jan St Anne

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    First of all, I am fed up with Geraldo Rivera who is, and always displays a weak protection of the Democrats and Maxine Watters who never expounds anything but nonsense and violence. I have no doubt that Mueller is either a paid servant of the Left or his life was threatened. The Clintons and the Dems have always murdered (through their paid killers). Many, like myself, will not write directly to the Dem congressmen and women as they fear reprisal for speaking out. The weak Republicans are nothing but cowards in disguise. Thank you for your courage to speak out...but be careful, those people have evil intentions.


  • James N Harris Sr

    06/03/2019 11:14 AM

    Good stuff. Governor!
    Sarah Rocks!

  • Ron Ellis

    06/03/2019 11:05 AM

    Thanks for the summary...
    It's sat to be reminded of where we are, and astonishingly fortunate good news to be reminded of where we FINALLY are getting to!

  • Renee K Farr

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the summary. I do appreciate it because trying to sift through all the daily info to make sense of everything is exhausting. I only hope and pray that AG Barr follows through, gets to the truth and prosecutes those responsible.

  • Russ Dickson

    06/03/2019 11:03 AM

    I don't want anybody to be prosecuted unless they have it coming ,,,, that being said we CANNOT just let these people off so we can "just move on" ,,,, I and the American people absolutely need to see the people who are at the heart of the wrongdoings , that have wounded our belief that the FBI and DOJ are not politically driven , held accountable !! These people have hurt the U.S more than they know and if we are ever to get back our trust in these depts. ,then they must be prosecuted just as any person would be ,,, NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW !!!

  • JANE HUFF

    06/03/2019 11:00 AM

    Check out your picture title =
    Roger Mueller's Huge Failure: The "CliffsNotes" version

    I had thought = who is Roger Mueller?

  • AL SCHATZ

    06/03/2019 10:50 AM

    Who's ROGER Mueller ? Headlines: "ROGER Mueller's Hugh Failure.

  • Joe Analco

    06/03/2019 10:44 AM

    Outstanding Recap Governor??