The Comey Memo

May 16, 2017

A message from Mike Huckabee:  This is a guest blog post from Matt Wilson.  Matt is a brilliant attorney who once worked for me. He has powerful questions the NY Times ought to ask. Please read.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that President Trump asked former Director Comey to stop the Flynn investigation.

In effect, the Times, based solely upon the word of James Comey, is insinuating, if not directly stating, that the President obstructed justice.

I have serious questions about James Comey's credibility in this regard.

18 USC § 4 reads: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

This is called misprision of a felony.

Concealing knowledge of a felony and failure to report is, itself, a felony.


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First, if the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this? In fact, by keeping his notes private until now, he was concealing them. Right? (That is the first element of misprision -- concealment.)

Second, if Comey did not reveal this information "as soon as possible ... to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States," then that means only one of two things ---

(A) Comey did not think the President had committed any crime, or

(B) Comey was committing a crime, himself, (i.e. misprision of a felony) in order to have something to hold over the President.

On the other hand, if he did, in fact, reveal this to a judge, or to the Attorney General, or to any other person in authority, then by revealing this information to the press, Comey may be impeding an active investigation.

So if these memos actually do exist, this does not look good for Comey. Which makes me wonder if they do, in fact, exist.

If I were Comey, I would certainly lawyer up and plead the 5th if he is called to testify before Congress.

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  • Terry Wintz

    05/17/2017 08:37 AM

    Yeah Max Kaufman I know Dems hate following the law and really don't like it when someone calls them out for it.

  • Steve Jacobson

    05/17/2017 08:27 AM

    Gee Matt...you misspelled democrats.

  • Fran kessel

    05/17/2017 08:11 AM

    Yes why are these questions not being ask. I have never seen such out and out war against this President that We The People voted for. The forgotten smart hard working Americans voted Mr Trump in to clean up Washington DC. Pure Evil is trying to take him down. Stand up America and fight this corruption

  • Lynn Holloway

    05/17/2017 08:08 AM

    No longer fake , it's dishonest news . That puts it mildly . Drain the entire swamp!

  • Max Kaufman

    05/17/2017 07:47 AM

    All you Rebublicans are full of shit!

  • Yvonne Perry

    05/17/2017 07:43 AM

    I think any paper who prints all this crap is endangering our country.The democrats need to grow up.The lefties need to leave our president alone because I want him to keep his promises to us "We the people" who elected him.Hillary needs to go back into the woods and Obama needs to put tape over his mouth and the GOP needs to stand behind our president.One for all and all for one.God please help us we are drowning our country

  • Sonjia Salem

    05/17/2017 07:36 AM

    It is amazing how everything President Trump does to help and benefit this country is turned into something of a catastrophe!!! And yet Hillary and her cohorts who've intentionally or unintentionally have actually done things that embarrassed this country ( silly red button), or actually may have caused the death of 4 Americans, put our national security at risk ( unsecured emails) and perhaps many more missteps no one is talking about anymore?? ????????????

  • Debbie Rodgers

    05/17/2017 07:32 AM

    Trump knew that "draining the swamp" wouldn't be easy. I applaud him for sticking to his guns and moving forward.

  • linda durbin

    05/17/2017 07:29 AM

    I lost all confidence in Mr. Comeys' judgment when he refused to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, when it was clear that she knowingly broke the law.

  • Dennis Brining

    05/17/2017 07:27 AM

    Sounds good to me.

  • Robert Guzauskas

    05/17/2017 06:46 AM

    Great post, Mike. The object of all of this fuss is to impede the new Administration and to Impeach President Trump. It's not about Truth and Justice and the American Way. This is about Money. A few people stand to lose a lot of Money if the Operational Model of our world changes. That Model is described in the AAAS Journal, Daedelus, Summer, 1967, titled "Toward the Year 2000, a work in progress". The movement of our industry and jobs to foreigners was planned and intentional. The authors and our governments hoped that world prosperity would prevent WW3. The authors and our governments assume, or ignore, that prosperity will be equal for all.??? That's been the Liberal-Progressive credo for 50 years. The world's business' are built on it. Visions of the future are built on it. And Donald Trump, et.al., proposes to overturn the, "work in progress". To the L-Ps, Trump is a dangerous heretic, a very dangerous man.

  • Terry Ruiz

    05/17/2017 06:45 AM

    I'm to the point of turning off the so-called "news." The previous administration was accused of many things, and there seemed to be meat in the accusations, but nothing was done. Now accusations, and so far, no proof, lots of rhetoric. I appreciate the legal comments printed here, and wondering how long before sanity returns to governmen Goodness, is it even possible, or is it an oxymoron?

  • Roland Dickson

    05/17/2017 06:26 AM

    I doubt seriously that any of the memos exist. I do believe that the Liberals and especially the DNC & Hillary has dug themselves a huge hole and feel if they can throw charge after charge at the Trump administration utilizing the fake media sources, maybe--just maybe it will delay any investigations of their unlawful acts until they get a friendly face in the White House.

  • Carole Dailey

    05/17/2017 06:09 AM

    Thanks, Mr. Huckabee, So tired of the MSM trying to lynch President Trump. I voted for him and support him. Republicans need to rally and support him. I knew he would be a different President and welcomed it. Prayers for him.

  • Anita Burns

    05/17/2017 05:59 AM

    When I read the Facebook page of the New York Times article, I thought it was interesting to see the comment that the meeting with President Trump and James Covey was AFTER Flynn was removed from office. The article also notes that the President HOPES Flynn will not be damages in all this as he is a good man. How is that obstructing the investigations?

  • William F Nathlich

    05/17/2017 05:38 AM

    Comey didn't do his job by not reporting it then he should be held responsible.??

  • Pat Gilliss

    05/17/2017 05:12 AM

    If he had these notes at all, "if" first of all, knowing his head was on the chopping block, so to speak, why did he wait till now to say anything?! Secondly, because he knew it was only a matter of time, that his job was over, he could have written anything! Out of sheer vengeance! His credibility is shot! And his boss is the obvious! His only hope of not going to jail, is if Trump is out! I wouldn't believe anything out of his mouth! Another thing is, if bamy could produce a birth certificate that was custom made, anyone could produce an original document of a note! I don't believe a word of it! Not one word! S M H

  • Gloria Hamilton

    05/17/2017 04:37 AM

    Reading this was like a breath of fresh air. I can not believe the daily attacks on President Trump coming from all directions. I can not believe the lack of respect to our President of United States. Since President Trump was sworn into office, the attacks have not stopped. The foul left side tells me they are covering up some really bad dealings that were taking place in Washington, D.C. and they are afraid the President Trump is going to expose all of them. The constant attacks on President Trump, the constant leaks out of the White House and many nasty remarks out of the left is very disappointing to hear as a citizen of United States. Everyone seems to have an answer why this has happened and why that has happened but never in my life have I seen such a divided country as what is taking place right now. May God provide President Trump the strength to keep moving forward!!

  • Brenda Butler

    05/17/2017 04:35 AM

    Am I wrong or didn't Comey state in his testimony before Congress that Trump or no one from the White House had interfered with or tried to obstruct their investigations? If I'm correct, & this 'memo' does exist, doesn't that mean Comey committed perjury?

  • Mary Ann Merritt

    05/17/2017 04:34 AM

    Excellent and helpful. Thank you. It seems that Comey has a double standard. If Hillary, Huma, Cheryl and team did not show any criminal intent when they hammered away evidence and compromised our security how can Trump's request be taken to have 'intent' that is criminal? He is a businessman, used to making deal after deal, who stepped into the presidency with a completely new set of rules. I'm so glad corrupt Comey has been removed from his privileged position

  • Cary E. Griggs

    05/17/2017 03:15 AM

    Thank you for the reasonable explanation about this as it is just one more liberal retraction.

    As a voter Trump was not my first choice but clearly he was the right choice.

    I just wish he would remember along with his staff a basic management principle: Stay focused on true north.

    Give 1 answer and 1 answer only to these fake stories. Boot any press member for 1 week who asks the answered (any answered question) question again. Period.

    Get control of these press conferences.

  • Gina Marzullo

    05/17/2017 02:33 AM

    I am so very tired of the Democratics and all this Russia stuff. They are only concerned about getting rid of our President. They make things up, lie every chance they get and stand in the way of all the good President Trump is trying to do. They are going against all the people who voted to put this man as the leader of our Country. Now that it's come out that poor Seth was the one feeding Wikileaks the emails that takes Russia out of it. But they won't stop and we have to find away to stop them and help Trump drain the swamp of all the power money hungry people. And get rid of the never Trumpers. I can't even stand to watch Fox news anymore they are becoming just like the rest of them. Please let something happen to shut them up!! Maybe go after Queen Hillary for all the laws she really broke.

  • Linda Laird

    05/17/2017 02:20 AM

    Did he even say it, the sad truth is we have been told to many times someone said something that they really didn't say. This is not going to end unless someone is held accountable. I myself do not believe anything anymore, journalism is dead. I feel sometimes that I live in a country that is run by propaganda.

  • Keith charles

    05/17/2017 02:18 AM

    Marie brady.... U mean the democrats should stop doing what the republicans did for 8 years to Obama .... lmao. Hypocrisy.... why should the democrats give a fair shake to Trump. When the Republicans didn't do that for obama??? Or do u conveniently forget all that..??

  • Joyce Bennett-Balko

    05/17/2017 02:02 AM

    Well said Catherine regarding the clinton foundation!

  • Michael B Lyon

    05/17/2017 01:50 AM

    Sadly the fact that certain Republicans are trying to push Trump under the Bus only Reveals that they themselves are part of the problem with Washington, the very reason we need to drain the swamp. Term Limits plus severe penalties for taking favors, money or promises from any lobbyist, is a start but even getting there is going to require citizens to step up and Challenge these quasi Liberal REPUBLICANS who call themselves moderates but in fact lean Left. We know who they are, they are the first to speak up and follow the Liberal press when there is no truth in reports or they challenge the President on issues that will expose who they are.

  • Ortrud Laffey

    05/17/2017 01:41 AM

    I, too, find this to be very peculiar. To me it sounds like an act of revenge. It actually doesn't matter whether a memo exists and whether it contains a factual statement about the Flynn matter. Just saying so does immense damage.

  • Greg Williams

    05/17/2017 01:33 AM

    Liberals are so stupid to keep on nitpicking anything without fully thinking it is true or not. Anymore, I am sick of them.You lost the Presidency and quit drinking that Kool-aid so you can address much more pressing issues. Grow up and become adults, instead of the three years old children you have become!

  • Brenda McDonald

    05/17/2017 01:31 AM

    Totally true. Another question. Why would a President try to obstruct justice thru allegedly attempting to end an investigation on a person and then turn around and fire the very person involved in that alleged conversation/investigation for lying to the Vice- President? It seems like he would have kept Flynn on and lied about everything to protect ALL dishonesty like the former President appeared to do in ALL his dealings. Comey wants revenge and this looks like a set up. I for one stand with OUR President.

  • Jonboy cool

    05/17/2017 01:17 AM

    Who said there wasn't an investigation on obstruction of Justice and this memo was added supporting evidence given to a separate government official? That's what memos are for. Someone leaked the memo now, who said Comey did it?

  • Paula Marie Daub

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    When Trump tweeted that "Comey better hope there weren't any tapes made", I understood that to mean tapes made by Comey, not Trump! After all, the FBI are the experts at surveillance and Trump is tired of being surveilled. Trump needs to call in some experts on concealed listening devices. It's possible that the leakers are not people but THINGS, such as small, voice activated, listening devices that record everything and only once every 24 hours transmit it all at once in once short burst, more than likely in the middle of the night. If the bug sweeping team was not there at that exact moment, they would never know those bugs were there. So says my son an electrical engineer.

  • Kathy Richards

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    I have so many questions regarding Mr Comey. Can someone please explain why: Hillary's staff who testified were given immunity; why was Hillary never placed under oath during her testimony by the FBI, why was there no transcript of Hillary's testimony. I always thought it was the job of the FBI to investigate allegations. Since when did it become the job of The FBI Director to be the deciding factor to the intent of the person being investigated. Why do the people pay the Justice Dept Judges if they are not the ones who decides if the case has merit to prosecute. Lastly, if Mr. Comey's brother is on Hillary & Bill Clinton Foundation payroll should he not recuse himself from any investigation on Hillary. Just a few facts I have been perplexed by. I think there is a huge conspiracy to get rid of President Trump and the American majority that elected him will not go down without a fight. Drain the swamp Mr President. It is full of muck. To the person or persons responsible for the leaks: YOU MUST be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

  • James Crawford

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    MH, you are correct on all points. This is a war which goes higher than any court or gov't.
    Ephesians 6:12, and G-D is about to flip the script.

    Yours Respectfully

  • Loriann Sgroi

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    This nonsense has to stop,period! I'm so sick as an American that there are people that are just trying to destroy our republic! Democrats Stop! Leakers Stop! All main stream media Stop! President Trump you need to haul out in that House! Remember peeps the Democrats are humiliated by their own people and with all that took place during the campaign. So now they, yes, Democrats have spies in all aspects of our government and their goal is to cause havoic! All you snowflakes what goes around comes around. God don't like ugly and neither does the American people. Media and all leakers in the White House you will be exposed and when you are, it's gonna explode! Totally disgusted with our government!!!

  • Elizabeth Terpstra

    05/17/2017 12:55 AM

    This is a main reason Americans are fed up with Washington. Everyone is pointing a finger at someone and not taking responsibility. to much nonsense. Healthcare needs to be fixed -Immigration pot is boiling over and scorching people on the bottom .- To many people looking for handouts not a hand up.

  • Maria Porzio

    05/17/2017 12:54 AM

    Thank you for your calm logic & common sense, Gov. Huckabee - things most of the mainstream media, left/Democrats, RINOs, and some others seem to have lost. I follow you on Twitter & FB and appreciate your wit, wisdom, and experience. Regarding this "memo," as soon as I heard the inflammatory headline and did a bit of digging, a number of questions and thoughts came into my head right away. Mr. Wilson's points are spot on and I hope they are heeded; thanks for sharing this, because my thoughts/q's didn't quite get that involved, at least on a legal level. What I did think/ask included (in no particular order): 1) Why wait nearly 3 months? 2) Comey has motive to "get back" at President Trump. 3) Another "unnamed source"? What happened to real journalism? I was taught you don't publish any "news" without a minimum of 3 verifiable & credible sources.... 4) If the FBI has memos that are about or mention President Trump and he's not the subject of an FBI investigation, shouldn't he or the White House be cc'd on those memos? If not, why not? 5) How easy it is for the FBI/Comey to "create" a document like a memo -- this could possibly be made up (or at least "edited") or planted "evidence." 6) Does President Trump have any "recordings" of this meeting with Comey? 7) The article I read said that an "associate" read parts of this memo to the NYT (the Times said they did not see this memo themselves) -- a) isn't that itself a criminal intel leak (yet another one)? b) why just read some parts and not all of it? c) am still not convinced this doc exists or that it wasn't fabricated by Comey and/or someone on his staff for the sole purpose of extracting revenge on President Trump. 8) Why doesn't anyone believe acting Director McCabe when he testified last week that the White House/President was not interfering in any investigations? (And by the way, when will ANY of these investigations be done? After months &months, still no "collusion" anywhwere in sight, so the left /Dems need to get President Trump some other way.) I'll stop there. PS: Wish there was someone w/Soros' money and obsession supporting Pres. Trump so we all could properly fight and conquer these attacks coming from everywhere. The left's agenda of resist everything at all costs is damaging the USA, its citizens, and our security, not just the President. It needs to end, but we have no champions like Obama/Clinton/Soros & Co. (plus McCain, Scumer, Pelosi, Warren Waters, Booker, etc, and our free speech is all but gone. This is not just sad or inconvenient anymore - it's fasism, it's dangerous, and it's scary. And the few with "real" power who can stand up to all this aren't doing it; the President can't do it alone (though he is trying). His true support lies outside the White House & DC, with We the People, but most of us are powerless to do much of anything to help. Even social media has been hijacked by the left. We elected our President to do a job - but there is so much hate and obstruction in his way. I don't understand how these people can look in a mirror or sleep at night.... I was a Dem once - I no longer recognize that party...the one that now has no agenda but resist and no standards except double ones. This latest "incident" with this "memo" just proves that they are out for blood and won't stop until they get it. And not a ONE has been held accountable for any wrongdoing. That makes me even madder. Liberty and justice for all? Not if you're a supporter of our President or a true republican or conservative. Do we even live in the USA any longer? Am beginning to wonder...

  • Brenda Correll

    05/17/2017 12:51 AM

    It's about time for the real truth to come out ,you have made it much clearer now ty mike B

  • Kathleen moore

    05/17/2017 12:46 AM

    How do we know Comey didn't just go back and write in his notes after he got fired! I'm sick of this witch Hunt, at this point they are so desperate enough to do anything!

  • PATRICIA QUAN

    05/17/2017 12:42 AM

    Voice of reason... Thank you for infusing this into the troubling news cycle of the last 30 hours. I have the ultimate faith in Donald Trump as my President BUT I am worried the media is winning.

  • Beverly Hansell

    05/17/2017 12:26 AM

    Thank you for posting this. I hope common sense like this post returns!

  • Harold Buckner

    05/17/2017 12:25 AM

    Did anyone see Spicey's mismatched shoes today? If not I suggest you look it up. One black and one brown. Shows how smart the whole Drumpf administration is.

  • Rynell Ostling

    05/17/2017 12:19 AM

    Thank You! It is hard to know who to trust when it is a new press person writing an article. I think you are very smart to be connected with Mr. Huckabee. I am absolutely floored at what has been going on in the press and not just lately. People are being listened to as trustworthy even though they haven't said a word about possible crimes being committed, sometimes for many years until right now, during this presidency. It is a terrible thing when President Trump has come in to such a mess of criminal behaviors and is doing such an amazing job cleaning up, only to have the criminals bite at his heels. President Trump has done more than he promised and I pray for him and his family daily, that he may continue his work and get the nonsense into the light.

    I will be praying for all of you. Truth is served on a short table these days, we gotta build it longer, far and wide!

  • Wayne Andres

    05/17/2017 12:15 AM

    The swamp is dangerous, dark and deep,
    But Trump has promises to keep,
    And miles to go before he sleeps,
    And miles to go before he sleeps.

  • Derek Moreno

    05/17/2017 12:14 AM

    You know what this is called this is called draining the swamp. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the establishment is so scared of the exposure of the rampant corruption that they are doing whatever they can to get the non-politician out of politics. Trump has no loyalties or ties to any one group or ideology. Yes he is a conservative, but not a politician or a pay to play ideolog. We have been lied to for way to long, and people can't quite handle the truth. The media is implicit, and have a lot to loose if a puppet isn't at the helm of our country. It would be nice if logic and level heads prevailed. Gov. Huckabee is one that gets this, and appreciate someone looking at the facts not the fiction.

  • Jeremy

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    This information is valuable and appreciated instead of emotional opinions back and forth. By the presidents own admission he recorded these meetings as well so I am interested to know what the law states of the president recording such conversations. It seems to me Mr. Comey was gaining proof of the presidents actions and comments as he was conducting an investigation of Mr Trump.

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores the MSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • GEORGE THIESSEN

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL FLUFFHEAD

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores theMSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • Marie Laverty

    05/17/2017 12:08 AM

    I thought this myself of why is this coming up now. If Comey had this information and was told by President Trump to " be light on Flynn", why didn't he bring it up then. This would have happened before he was fired. Comey was under obligation by law to release this right away, not after he was fired. Revenge on being fired? I smell a rat !

  • Ingrid Gula

    05/17/2017 12:03 AM

    If the media were actually doing it's job, these are the kind of questions that would be asked and investigated. However since Trump is not their idol Obama, the media will not do it's job. And It seems to me the investigating agencies are swamps that really need to be drained.

The Comey Memo

May 16, 2017

A message from Mike Huckabee:  This is a guest blog post from Matt Wilson.  Matt is a brilliant attorney who once worked for me. He has powerful questions the NY Times ought to ask. Please read.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that President Trump asked former Director Comey to stop the Flynn investigation.

In effect, the Times, based solely upon the word of James Comey, is insinuating, if not directly stating, that the President obstructed justice.

I have serious questions about James Comey's credibility in this regard.

18 USC § 4 reads: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

This is called misprision of a felony.

Concealing knowledge of a felony and failure to report is, itself, a felony.


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First, if the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this? In fact, by keeping his notes private until now, he was concealing them. Right? (That is the first element of misprision -- concealment.)

Second, if Comey did not reveal this information "as soon as possible ... to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States," then that means only one of two things ---

(A) Comey did not think the President had committed any crime, or

(B) Comey was committing a crime, himself, (i.e. misprision of a felony) in order to have something to hold over the President.

On the other hand, if he did, in fact, reveal this to a judge, or to the Attorney General, or to any other person in authority, then by revealing this information to the press, Comey may be impeding an active investigation.

So if these memos actually do exist, this does not look good for Comey. Which makes me wonder if they do, in fact, exist.

If I were Comey, I would certainly lawyer up and plead the 5th if he is called to testify before Congress.

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  • Terry Wintz

    05/17/2017 08:37 AM

    Yeah Max Kaufman I know Dems hate following the law and really don't like it when someone calls them out for it.

  • Steve Jacobson

    05/17/2017 08:27 AM

    Gee Matt...you misspelled democrats.

  • Fran kessel

    05/17/2017 08:11 AM

    Yes why are these questions not being ask. I have never seen such out and out war against this President that We The People voted for. The forgotten smart hard working Americans voted Mr Trump in to clean up Washington DC. Pure Evil is trying to take him down. Stand up America and fight this corruption

  • Lynn Holloway

    05/17/2017 08:08 AM

    No longer fake , it's dishonest news . That puts it mildly . Drain the entire swamp!

  • Max Kaufman

    05/17/2017 07:47 AM

    All you Rebublicans are full of shit!

  • Yvonne Perry

    05/17/2017 07:43 AM

    I think any paper who prints all this crap is endangering our country.The democrats need to grow up.The lefties need to leave our president alone because I want him to keep his promises to us "We the people" who elected him.Hillary needs to go back into the woods and Obama needs to put tape over his mouth and the GOP needs to stand behind our president.One for all and all for one.God please help us we are drowning our country

  • Sonjia Salem

    05/17/2017 07:36 AM

    It is amazing how everything President Trump does to help and benefit this country is turned into something of a catastrophe!!! And yet Hillary and her cohorts who've intentionally or unintentionally have actually done things that embarrassed this country ( silly red button), or actually may have caused the death of 4 Americans, put our national security at risk ( unsecured emails) and perhaps many more missteps no one is talking about anymore?? ????????????

  • Debbie Rodgers

    05/17/2017 07:32 AM

    Trump knew that "draining the swamp" wouldn't be easy. I applaud him for sticking to his guns and moving forward.

  • linda durbin

    05/17/2017 07:29 AM

    I lost all confidence in Mr. Comeys' judgment when he refused to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, when it was clear that she knowingly broke the law.

  • Dennis Brining

    05/17/2017 07:27 AM

    Sounds good to me.

  • Robert Guzauskas

    05/17/2017 06:46 AM

    Great post, Mike. The object of all of this fuss is to impede the new Administration and to Impeach President Trump. It's not about Truth and Justice and the American Way. This is about Money. A few people stand to lose a lot of Money if the Operational Model of our world changes. That Model is described in the AAAS Journal, Daedelus, Summer, 1967, titled "Toward the Year 2000, a work in progress". The movement of our industry and jobs to foreigners was planned and intentional. The authors and our governments hoped that world prosperity would prevent WW3. The authors and our governments assume, or ignore, that prosperity will be equal for all.??? That's been the Liberal-Progressive credo for 50 years. The world's business' are built on it. Visions of the future are built on it. And Donald Trump, et.al., proposes to overturn the, "work in progress". To the L-Ps, Trump is a dangerous heretic, a very dangerous man.

  • Terry Ruiz

    05/17/2017 06:45 AM

    I'm to the point of turning off the so-called "news." The previous administration was accused of many things, and there seemed to be meat in the accusations, but nothing was done. Now accusations, and so far, no proof, lots of rhetoric. I appreciate the legal comments printed here, and wondering how long before sanity returns to governmen Goodness, is it even possible, or is it an oxymoron?

  • Roland Dickson

    05/17/2017 06:26 AM

    I doubt seriously that any of the memos exist. I do believe that the Liberals and especially the DNC & Hillary has dug themselves a huge hole and feel if they can throw charge after charge at the Trump administration utilizing the fake media sources, maybe--just maybe it will delay any investigations of their unlawful acts until they get a friendly face in the White House.

  • Carole Dailey

    05/17/2017 06:09 AM

    Thanks, Mr. Huckabee, So tired of the MSM trying to lynch President Trump. I voted for him and support him. Republicans need to rally and support him. I knew he would be a different President and welcomed it. Prayers for him.

  • Anita Burns

    05/17/2017 05:59 AM

    When I read the Facebook page of the New York Times article, I thought it was interesting to see the comment that the meeting with President Trump and James Covey was AFTER Flynn was removed from office. The article also notes that the President HOPES Flynn will not be damages in all this as he is a good man. How is that obstructing the investigations?

  • William F Nathlich

    05/17/2017 05:38 AM

    Comey didn't do his job by not reporting it then he should be held responsible.??

  • Pat Gilliss

    05/17/2017 05:12 AM

    If he had these notes at all, "if" first of all, knowing his head was on the chopping block, so to speak, why did he wait till now to say anything?! Secondly, because he knew it was only a matter of time, that his job was over, he could have written anything! Out of sheer vengeance! His credibility is shot! And his boss is the obvious! His only hope of not going to jail, is if Trump is out! I wouldn't believe anything out of his mouth! Another thing is, if bamy could produce a birth certificate that was custom made, anyone could produce an original document of a note! I don't believe a word of it! Not one word! S M H

  • Gloria Hamilton

    05/17/2017 04:37 AM

    Reading this was like a breath of fresh air. I can not believe the daily attacks on President Trump coming from all directions. I can not believe the lack of respect to our President of United States. Since President Trump was sworn into office, the attacks have not stopped. The foul left side tells me they are covering up some really bad dealings that were taking place in Washington, D.C. and they are afraid the President Trump is going to expose all of them. The constant attacks on President Trump, the constant leaks out of the White House and many nasty remarks out of the left is very disappointing to hear as a citizen of United States. Everyone seems to have an answer why this has happened and why that has happened but never in my life have I seen such a divided country as what is taking place right now. May God provide President Trump the strength to keep moving forward!!

  • Brenda Butler

    05/17/2017 04:35 AM

    Am I wrong or didn't Comey state in his testimony before Congress that Trump or no one from the White House had interfered with or tried to obstruct their investigations? If I'm correct, & this 'memo' does exist, doesn't that mean Comey committed perjury?

  • Mary Ann Merritt

    05/17/2017 04:34 AM

    Excellent and helpful. Thank you. It seems that Comey has a double standard. If Hillary, Huma, Cheryl and team did not show any criminal intent when they hammered away evidence and compromised our security how can Trump's request be taken to have 'intent' that is criminal? He is a businessman, used to making deal after deal, who stepped into the presidency with a completely new set of rules. I'm so glad corrupt Comey has been removed from his privileged position

  • Cary E. Griggs

    05/17/2017 03:15 AM

    Thank you for the reasonable explanation about this as it is just one more liberal retraction.

    As a voter Trump was not my first choice but clearly he was the right choice.

    I just wish he would remember along with his staff a basic management principle: Stay focused on true north.

    Give 1 answer and 1 answer only to these fake stories. Boot any press member for 1 week who asks the answered (any answered question) question again. Period.

    Get control of these press conferences.

  • Gina Marzullo

    05/17/2017 02:33 AM

    I am so very tired of the Democratics and all this Russia stuff. They are only concerned about getting rid of our President. They make things up, lie every chance they get and stand in the way of all the good President Trump is trying to do. They are going against all the people who voted to put this man as the leader of our Country. Now that it's come out that poor Seth was the one feeding Wikileaks the emails that takes Russia out of it. But they won't stop and we have to find away to stop them and help Trump drain the swamp of all the power money hungry people. And get rid of the never Trumpers. I can't even stand to watch Fox news anymore they are becoming just like the rest of them. Please let something happen to shut them up!! Maybe go after Queen Hillary for all the laws she really broke.

  • Linda Laird

    05/17/2017 02:20 AM

    Did he even say it, the sad truth is we have been told to many times someone said something that they really didn't say. This is not going to end unless someone is held accountable. I myself do not believe anything anymore, journalism is dead. I feel sometimes that I live in a country that is run by propaganda.

  • Keith charles

    05/17/2017 02:18 AM

    Marie brady.... U mean the democrats should stop doing what the republicans did for 8 years to Obama .... lmao. Hypocrisy.... why should the democrats give a fair shake to Trump. When the Republicans didn't do that for obama??? Or do u conveniently forget all that..??

  • Joyce Bennett-Balko

    05/17/2017 02:02 AM

    Well said Catherine regarding the clinton foundation!

  • Michael B Lyon

    05/17/2017 01:50 AM

    Sadly the fact that certain Republicans are trying to push Trump under the Bus only Reveals that they themselves are part of the problem with Washington, the very reason we need to drain the swamp. Term Limits plus severe penalties for taking favors, money or promises from any lobbyist, is a start but even getting there is going to require citizens to step up and Challenge these quasi Liberal REPUBLICANS who call themselves moderates but in fact lean Left. We know who they are, they are the first to speak up and follow the Liberal press when there is no truth in reports or they challenge the President on issues that will expose who they are.

  • Ortrud Laffey

    05/17/2017 01:41 AM

    I, too, find this to be very peculiar. To me it sounds like an act of revenge. It actually doesn't matter whether a memo exists and whether it contains a factual statement about the Flynn matter. Just saying so does immense damage.

  • Greg Williams

    05/17/2017 01:33 AM

    Liberals are so stupid to keep on nitpicking anything without fully thinking it is true or not. Anymore, I am sick of them.You lost the Presidency and quit drinking that Kool-aid so you can address much more pressing issues. Grow up and become adults, instead of the three years old children you have become!

  • Brenda McDonald

    05/17/2017 01:31 AM

    Totally true. Another question. Why would a President try to obstruct justice thru allegedly attempting to end an investigation on a person and then turn around and fire the very person involved in that alleged conversation/investigation for lying to the Vice- President? It seems like he would have kept Flynn on and lied about everything to protect ALL dishonesty like the former President appeared to do in ALL his dealings. Comey wants revenge and this looks like a set up. I for one stand with OUR President.

  • Jonboy cool

    05/17/2017 01:17 AM

    Who said there wasn't an investigation on obstruction of Justice and this memo was added supporting evidence given to a separate government official? That's what memos are for. Someone leaked the memo now, who said Comey did it?

  • Paula Marie Daub

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    When Trump tweeted that "Comey better hope there weren't any tapes made", I understood that to mean tapes made by Comey, not Trump! After all, the FBI are the experts at surveillance and Trump is tired of being surveilled. Trump needs to call in some experts on concealed listening devices. It's possible that the leakers are not people but THINGS, such as small, voice activated, listening devices that record everything and only once every 24 hours transmit it all at once in once short burst, more than likely in the middle of the night. If the bug sweeping team was not there at that exact moment, they would never know those bugs were there. So says my son an electrical engineer.

  • Kathy Richards

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    I have so many questions regarding Mr Comey. Can someone please explain why: Hillary's staff who testified were given immunity; why was Hillary never placed under oath during her testimony by the FBI, why was there no transcript of Hillary's testimony. I always thought it was the job of the FBI to investigate allegations. Since when did it become the job of The FBI Director to be the deciding factor to the intent of the person being investigated. Why do the people pay the Justice Dept Judges if they are not the ones who decides if the case has merit to prosecute. Lastly, if Mr. Comey's brother is on Hillary & Bill Clinton Foundation payroll should he not recuse himself from any investigation on Hillary. Just a few facts I have been perplexed by. I think there is a huge conspiracy to get rid of President Trump and the American majority that elected him will not go down without a fight. Drain the swamp Mr President. It is full of muck. To the person or persons responsible for the leaks: YOU MUST be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

  • James Crawford

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    MH, you are correct on all points. This is a war which goes higher than any court or gov't.
    Ephesians 6:12, and G-D is about to flip the script.

    Yours Respectfully

  • Loriann Sgroi

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    This nonsense has to stop,period! I'm so sick as an American that there are people that are just trying to destroy our republic! Democrats Stop! Leakers Stop! All main stream media Stop! President Trump you need to haul out in that House! Remember peeps the Democrats are humiliated by their own people and with all that took place during the campaign. So now they, yes, Democrats have spies in all aspects of our government and their goal is to cause havoic! All you snowflakes what goes around comes around. God don't like ugly and neither does the American people. Media and all leakers in the White House you will be exposed and when you are, it's gonna explode! Totally disgusted with our government!!!

  • Elizabeth Terpstra

    05/17/2017 12:55 AM

    This is a main reason Americans are fed up with Washington. Everyone is pointing a finger at someone and not taking responsibility. to much nonsense. Healthcare needs to be fixed -Immigration pot is boiling over and scorching people on the bottom .- To many people looking for handouts not a hand up.

  • Maria Porzio

    05/17/2017 12:54 AM

    Thank you for your calm logic & common sense, Gov. Huckabee - things most of the mainstream media, left/Democrats, RINOs, and some others seem to have lost. I follow you on Twitter & FB and appreciate your wit, wisdom, and experience. Regarding this "memo," as soon as I heard the inflammatory headline and did a bit of digging, a number of questions and thoughts came into my head right away. Mr. Wilson's points are spot on and I hope they are heeded; thanks for sharing this, because my thoughts/q's didn't quite get that involved, at least on a legal level. What I did think/ask included (in no particular order): 1) Why wait nearly 3 months? 2) Comey has motive to "get back" at President Trump. 3) Another "unnamed source"? What happened to real journalism? I was taught you don't publish any "news" without a minimum of 3 verifiable & credible sources.... 4) If the FBI has memos that are about or mention President Trump and he's not the subject of an FBI investigation, shouldn't he or the White House be cc'd on those memos? If not, why not? 5) How easy it is for the FBI/Comey to "create" a document like a memo -- this could possibly be made up (or at least "edited") or planted "evidence." 6) Does President Trump have any "recordings" of this meeting with Comey? 7) The article I read said that an "associate" read parts of this memo to the NYT (the Times said they did not see this memo themselves) -- a) isn't that itself a criminal intel leak (yet another one)? b) why just read some parts and not all of it? c) am still not convinced this doc exists or that it wasn't fabricated by Comey and/or someone on his staff for the sole purpose of extracting revenge on President Trump. 8) Why doesn't anyone believe acting Director McCabe when he testified last week that the White House/President was not interfering in any investigations? (And by the way, when will ANY of these investigations be done? After months &months, still no "collusion" anywhwere in sight, so the left /Dems need to get President Trump some other way.) I'll stop there. PS: Wish there was someone w/Soros' money and obsession supporting Pres. Trump so we all could properly fight and conquer these attacks coming from everywhere. The left's agenda of resist everything at all costs is damaging the USA, its citizens, and our security, not just the President. It needs to end, but we have no champions like Obama/Clinton/Soros & Co. (plus McCain, Scumer, Pelosi, Warren Waters, Booker, etc, and our free speech is all but gone. This is not just sad or inconvenient anymore - it's fasism, it's dangerous, and it's scary. And the few with "real" power who can stand up to all this aren't doing it; the President can't do it alone (though he is trying). His true support lies outside the White House & DC, with We the People, but most of us are powerless to do much of anything to help. Even social media has been hijacked by the left. We elected our President to do a job - but there is so much hate and obstruction in his way. I don't understand how these people can look in a mirror or sleep at night.... I was a Dem once - I no longer recognize that party...the one that now has no agenda but resist and no standards except double ones. This latest "incident" with this "memo" just proves that they are out for blood and won't stop until they get it. And not a ONE has been held accountable for any wrongdoing. That makes me even madder. Liberty and justice for all? Not if you're a supporter of our President or a true republican or conservative. Do we even live in the USA any longer? Am beginning to wonder...

  • Brenda Correll

    05/17/2017 12:51 AM

    It's about time for the real truth to come out ,you have made it much clearer now ty mike B

  • Kathleen moore

    05/17/2017 12:46 AM

    How do we know Comey didn't just go back and write in his notes after he got fired! I'm sick of this witch Hunt, at this point they are so desperate enough to do anything!

  • PATRICIA QUAN

    05/17/2017 12:42 AM

    Voice of reason... Thank you for infusing this into the troubling news cycle of the last 30 hours. I have the ultimate faith in Donald Trump as my President BUT I am worried the media is winning.

  • Beverly Hansell

    05/17/2017 12:26 AM

    Thank you for posting this. I hope common sense like this post returns!

  • Harold Buckner

    05/17/2017 12:25 AM

    Did anyone see Spicey's mismatched shoes today? If not I suggest you look it up. One black and one brown. Shows how smart the whole Drumpf administration is.

  • Rynell Ostling

    05/17/2017 12:19 AM

    Thank You! It is hard to know who to trust when it is a new press person writing an article. I think you are very smart to be connected with Mr. Huckabee. I am absolutely floored at what has been going on in the press and not just lately. People are being listened to as trustworthy even though they haven't said a word about possible crimes being committed, sometimes for many years until right now, during this presidency. It is a terrible thing when President Trump has come in to such a mess of criminal behaviors and is doing such an amazing job cleaning up, only to have the criminals bite at his heels. President Trump has done more than he promised and I pray for him and his family daily, that he may continue his work and get the nonsense into the light.

    I will be praying for all of you. Truth is served on a short table these days, we gotta build it longer, far and wide!

  • Wayne Andres

    05/17/2017 12:15 AM

    The swamp is dangerous, dark and deep,
    But Trump has promises to keep,
    And miles to go before he sleeps,
    And miles to go before he sleeps.

  • Derek Moreno

    05/17/2017 12:14 AM

    You know what this is called this is called draining the swamp. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the establishment is so scared of the exposure of the rampant corruption that they are doing whatever they can to get the non-politician out of politics. Trump has no loyalties or ties to any one group or ideology. Yes he is a conservative, but not a politician or a pay to play ideolog. We have been lied to for way to long, and people can't quite handle the truth. The media is implicit, and have a lot to loose if a puppet isn't at the helm of our country. It would be nice if logic and level heads prevailed. Gov. Huckabee is one that gets this, and appreciate someone looking at the facts not the fiction.

  • Jeremy

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    This information is valuable and appreciated instead of emotional opinions back and forth. By the presidents own admission he recorded these meetings as well so I am interested to know what the law states of the president recording such conversations. It seems to me Mr. Comey was gaining proof of the presidents actions and comments as he was conducting an investigation of Mr Trump.

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores the MSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • GEORGE THIESSEN

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL FLUFFHEAD

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores theMSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • Marie Laverty

    05/17/2017 12:08 AM

    I thought this myself of why is this coming up now. If Comey had this information and was told by President Trump to " be light on Flynn", why didn't he bring it up then. This would have happened before he was fired. Comey was under obligation by law to release this right away, not after he was fired. Revenge on being fired? I smell a rat !

  • Ingrid Gula

    05/17/2017 12:03 AM

    If the media were actually doing it's job, these are the kind of questions that would be asked and investigated. However since Trump is not their idol Obama, the media will not do it's job. And It seems to me the investigating agencies are swamps that really need to be drained.

The Comey Memo

May 16, 2017

A message from Mike Huckabee:  This is a guest blog post from Matt Wilson.  Matt is a brilliant attorney who once worked for me. He has powerful questions the NY Times ought to ask. Please read.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that President Trump asked former Director Comey to stop the Flynn investigation.

In effect, the Times, based solely upon the word of James Comey, is insinuating, if not directly stating, that the President obstructed justice.

I have serious questions about James Comey's credibility in this regard.

18 USC § 4 reads: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

This is called misprision of a felony.

Concealing knowledge of a felony and failure to report is, itself, a felony.


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First, if the former FBI director was taking notes of meetings where the President had allegedly told him to drop a criminal investigation (i.e., to obstruct justice), then why did Comey wait until now to reveal this? In fact, by keeping his notes private until now, he was concealing them. Right? (That is the first element of misprision -- concealment.)

Second, if Comey did not reveal this information "as soon as possible ... to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States," then that means only one of two things ---

(A) Comey did not think the President had committed any crime, or

(B) Comey was committing a crime, himself, (i.e. misprision of a felony) in order to have something to hold over the President.

On the other hand, if he did, in fact, reveal this to a judge, or to the Attorney General, or to any other person in authority, then by revealing this information to the press, Comey may be impeding an active investigation.

So if these memos actually do exist, this does not look good for Comey. Which makes me wonder if they do, in fact, exist.

If I were Comey, I would certainly lawyer up and plead the 5th if he is called to testify before Congress.

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  • Terry Wintz

    05/17/2017 08:37 AM

    Yeah Max Kaufman I know Dems hate following the law and really don't like it when someone calls them out for it.

  • Steve Jacobson

    05/17/2017 08:27 AM

    Gee Matt...you misspelled democrats.

  • Fran kessel

    05/17/2017 08:11 AM

    Yes why are these questions not being ask. I have never seen such out and out war against this President that We The People voted for. The forgotten smart hard working Americans voted Mr Trump in to clean up Washington DC. Pure Evil is trying to take him down. Stand up America and fight this corruption

  • Lynn Holloway

    05/17/2017 08:08 AM

    No longer fake , it's dishonest news . That puts it mildly . Drain the entire swamp!

  • Max Kaufman

    05/17/2017 07:47 AM

    All you Rebublicans are full of shit!

  • Yvonne Perry

    05/17/2017 07:43 AM

    I think any paper who prints all this crap is endangering our country.The democrats need to grow up.The lefties need to leave our president alone because I want him to keep his promises to us "We the people" who elected him.Hillary needs to go back into the woods and Obama needs to put tape over his mouth and the GOP needs to stand behind our president.One for all and all for one.God please help us we are drowning our country

  • Sonjia Salem

    05/17/2017 07:36 AM

    It is amazing how everything President Trump does to help and benefit this country is turned into something of a catastrophe!!! And yet Hillary and her cohorts who've intentionally or unintentionally have actually done things that embarrassed this country ( silly red button), or actually may have caused the death of 4 Americans, put our national security at risk ( unsecured emails) and perhaps many more missteps no one is talking about anymore?? ????????????

  • Debbie Rodgers

    05/17/2017 07:32 AM

    Trump knew that "draining the swamp" wouldn't be easy. I applaud him for sticking to his guns and moving forward.

  • linda durbin

    05/17/2017 07:29 AM

    I lost all confidence in Mr. Comeys' judgment when he refused to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, when it was clear that she knowingly broke the law.

  • Dennis Brining

    05/17/2017 07:27 AM

    Sounds good to me.

  • Robert Guzauskas

    05/17/2017 06:46 AM

    Great post, Mike. The object of all of this fuss is to impede the new Administration and to Impeach President Trump. It's not about Truth and Justice and the American Way. This is about Money. A few people stand to lose a lot of Money if the Operational Model of our world changes. That Model is described in the AAAS Journal, Daedelus, Summer, 1967, titled "Toward the Year 2000, a work in progress". The movement of our industry and jobs to foreigners was planned and intentional. The authors and our governments hoped that world prosperity would prevent WW3. The authors and our governments assume, or ignore, that prosperity will be equal for all.??? That's been the Liberal-Progressive credo for 50 years. The world's business' are built on it. Visions of the future are built on it. And Donald Trump, et.al., proposes to overturn the, "work in progress". To the L-Ps, Trump is a dangerous heretic, a very dangerous man.

  • Terry Ruiz

    05/17/2017 06:45 AM

    I'm to the point of turning off the so-called "news." The previous administration was accused of many things, and there seemed to be meat in the accusations, but nothing was done. Now accusations, and so far, no proof, lots of rhetoric. I appreciate the legal comments printed here, and wondering how long before sanity returns to governmen Goodness, is it even possible, or is it an oxymoron?

  • Roland Dickson

    05/17/2017 06:26 AM

    I doubt seriously that any of the memos exist. I do believe that the Liberals and especially the DNC & Hillary has dug themselves a huge hole and feel if they can throw charge after charge at the Trump administration utilizing the fake media sources, maybe--just maybe it will delay any investigations of their unlawful acts until they get a friendly face in the White House.

  • Carole Dailey

    05/17/2017 06:09 AM

    Thanks, Mr. Huckabee, So tired of the MSM trying to lynch President Trump. I voted for him and support him. Republicans need to rally and support him. I knew he would be a different President and welcomed it. Prayers for him.

  • Anita Burns

    05/17/2017 05:59 AM

    When I read the Facebook page of the New York Times article, I thought it was interesting to see the comment that the meeting with President Trump and James Covey was AFTER Flynn was removed from office. The article also notes that the President HOPES Flynn will not be damages in all this as he is a good man. How is that obstructing the investigations?

  • William F Nathlich

    05/17/2017 05:38 AM

    Comey didn't do his job by not reporting it then he should be held responsible.??

  • Pat Gilliss

    05/17/2017 05:12 AM

    If he had these notes at all, "if" first of all, knowing his head was on the chopping block, so to speak, why did he wait till now to say anything?! Secondly, because he knew it was only a matter of time, that his job was over, he could have written anything! Out of sheer vengeance! His credibility is shot! And his boss is the obvious! His only hope of not going to jail, is if Trump is out! I wouldn't believe anything out of his mouth! Another thing is, if bamy could produce a birth certificate that was custom made, anyone could produce an original document of a note! I don't believe a word of it! Not one word! S M H

  • Gloria Hamilton

    05/17/2017 04:37 AM

    Reading this was like a breath of fresh air. I can not believe the daily attacks on President Trump coming from all directions. I can not believe the lack of respect to our President of United States. Since President Trump was sworn into office, the attacks have not stopped. The foul left side tells me they are covering up some really bad dealings that were taking place in Washington, D.C. and they are afraid the President Trump is going to expose all of them. The constant attacks on President Trump, the constant leaks out of the White House and many nasty remarks out of the left is very disappointing to hear as a citizen of United States. Everyone seems to have an answer why this has happened and why that has happened but never in my life have I seen such a divided country as what is taking place right now. May God provide President Trump the strength to keep moving forward!!

  • Brenda Butler

    05/17/2017 04:35 AM

    Am I wrong or didn't Comey state in his testimony before Congress that Trump or no one from the White House had interfered with or tried to obstruct their investigations? If I'm correct, & this 'memo' does exist, doesn't that mean Comey committed perjury?

  • Mary Ann Merritt

    05/17/2017 04:34 AM

    Excellent and helpful. Thank you. It seems that Comey has a double standard. If Hillary, Huma, Cheryl and team did not show any criminal intent when they hammered away evidence and compromised our security how can Trump's request be taken to have 'intent' that is criminal? He is a businessman, used to making deal after deal, who stepped into the presidency with a completely new set of rules. I'm so glad corrupt Comey has been removed from his privileged position

  • Cary E. Griggs

    05/17/2017 03:15 AM

    Thank you for the reasonable explanation about this as it is just one more liberal retraction.

    As a voter Trump was not my first choice but clearly he was the right choice.

    I just wish he would remember along with his staff a basic management principle: Stay focused on true north.

    Give 1 answer and 1 answer only to these fake stories. Boot any press member for 1 week who asks the answered (any answered question) question again. Period.

    Get control of these press conferences.

  • Gina Marzullo

    05/17/2017 02:33 AM

    I am so very tired of the Democratics and all this Russia stuff. They are only concerned about getting rid of our President. They make things up, lie every chance they get and stand in the way of all the good President Trump is trying to do. They are going against all the people who voted to put this man as the leader of our Country. Now that it's come out that poor Seth was the one feeding Wikileaks the emails that takes Russia out of it. But they won't stop and we have to find away to stop them and help Trump drain the swamp of all the power money hungry people. And get rid of the never Trumpers. I can't even stand to watch Fox news anymore they are becoming just like the rest of them. Please let something happen to shut them up!! Maybe go after Queen Hillary for all the laws she really broke.

  • Linda Laird

    05/17/2017 02:20 AM

    Did he even say it, the sad truth is we have been told to many times someone said something that they really didn't say. This is not going to end unless someone is held accountable. I myself do not believe anything anymore, journalism is dead. I feel sometimes that I live in a country that is run by propaganda.

  • Keith charles

    05/17/2017 02:18 AM

    Marie brady.... U mean the democrats should stop doing what the republicans did for 8 years to Obama .... lmao. Hypocrisy.... why should the democrats give a fair shake to Trump. When the Republicans didn't do that for obama??? Or do u conveniently forget all that..??

  • Joyce Bennett-Balko

    05/17/2017 02:02 AM

    Well said Catherine regarding the clinton foundation!

  • Michael B Lyon

    05/17/2017 01:50 AM

    Sadly the fact that certain Republicans are trying to push Trump under the Bus only Reveals that they themselves are part of the problem with Washington, the very reason we need to drain the swamp. Term Limits plus severe penalties for taking favors, money or promises from any lobbyist, is a start but even getting there is going to require citizens to step up and Challenge these quasi Liberal REPUBLICANS who call themselves moderates but in fact lean Left. We know who they are, they are the first to speak up and follow the Liberal press when there is no truth in reports or they challenge the President on issues that will expose who they are.

  • Ortrud Laffey

    05/17/2017 01:41 AM

    I, too, find this to be very peculiar. To me it sounds like an act of revenge. It actually doesn't matter whether a memo exists and whether it contains a factual statement about the Flynn matter. Just saying so does immense damage.

  • Greg Williams

    05/17/2017 01:33 AM

    Liberals are so stupid to keep on nitpicking anything without fully thinking it is true or not. Anymore, I am sick of them.You lost the Presidency and quit drinking that Kool-aid so you can address much more pressing issues. Grow up and become adults, instead of the three years old children you have become!

  • Brenda McDonald

    05/17/2017 01:31 AM

    Totally true. Another question. Why would a President try to obstruct justice thru allegedly attempting to end an investigation on a person and then turn around and fire the very person involved in that alleged conversation/investigation for lying to the Vice- President? It seems like he would have kept Flynn on and lied about everything to protect ALL dishonesty like the former President appeared to do in ALL his dealings. Comey wants revenge and this looks like a set up. I for one stand with OUR President.

  • Jonboy cool

    05/17/2017 01:17 AM

    Who said there wasn't an investigation on obstruction of Justice and this memo was added supporting evidence given to a separate government official? That's what memos are for. Someone leaked the memo now, who said Comey did it?

  • Paula Marie Daub

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    When Trump tweeted that "Comey better hope there weren't any tapes made", I understood that to mean tapes made by Comey, not Trump! After all, the FBI are the experts at surveillance and Trump is tired of being surveilled. Trump needs to call in some experts on concealed listening devices. It's possible that the leakers are not people but THINGS, such as small, voice activated, listening devices that record everything and only once every 24 hours transmit it all at once in once short burst, more than likely in the middle of the night. If the bug sweeping team was not there at that exact moment, they would never know those bugs were there. So says my son an electrical engineer.

  • Kathy Richards

    05/17/2017 01:16 AM

    I have so many questions regarding Mr Comey. Can someone please explain why: Hillary's staff who testified were given immunity; why was Hillary never placed under oath during her testimony by the FBI, why was there no transcript of Hillary's testimony. I always thought it was the job of the FBI to investigate allegations. Since when did it become the job of The FBI Director to be the deciding factor to the intent of the person being investigated. Why do the people pay the Justice Dept Judges if they are not the ones who decides if the case has merit to prosecute. Lastly, if Mr. Comey's brother is on Hillary & Bill Clinton Foundation payroll should he not recuse himself from any investigation on Hillary. Just a few facts I have been perplexed by. I think there is a huge conspiracy to get rid of President Trump and the American majority that elected him will not go down without a fight. Drain the swamp Mr President. It is full of muck. To the person or persons responsible for the leaks: YOU MUST be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

  • James Crawford

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    MH, you are correct on all points. This is a war which goes higher than any court or gov't.
    Ephesians 6:12, and G-D is about to flip the script.

    Yours Respectfully

  • Loriann Sgroi

    05/17/2017 12:59 AM

    This nonsense has to stop,period! I'm so sick as an American that there are people that are just trying to destroy our republic! Democrats Stop! Leakers Stop! All main stream media Stop! President Trump you need to haul out in that House! Remember peeps the Democrats are humiliated by their own people and with all that took place during the campaign. So now they, yes, Democrats have spies in all aspects of our government and their goal is to cause havoic! All you snowflakes what goes around comes around. God don't like ugly and neither does the American people. Media and all leakers in the White House you will be exposed and when you are, it's gonna explode! Totally disgusted with our government!!!

  • Elizabeth Terpstra

    05/17/2017 12:55 AM

    This is a main reason Americans are fed up with Washington. Everyone is pointing a finger at someone and not taking responsibility. to much nonsense. Healthcare needs to be fixed -Immigration pot is boiling over and scorching people on the bottom .- To many people looking for handouts not a hand up.

  • Maria Porzio

    05/17/2017 12:54 AM

    Thank you for your calm logic & common sense, Gov. Huckabee - things most of the mainstream media, left/Democrats, RINOs, and some others seem to have lost. I follow you on Twitter & FB and appreciate your wit, wisdom, and experience. Regarding this "memo," as soon as I heard the inflammatory headline and did a bit of digging, a number of questions and thoughts came into my head right away. Mr. Wilson's points are spot on and I hope they are heeded; thanks for sharing this, because my thoughts/q's didn't quite get that involved, at least on a legal level. What I did think/ask included (in no particular order): 1) Why wait nearly 3 months? 2) Comey has motive to "get back" at President Trump. 3) Another "unnamed source"? What happened to real journalism? I was taught you don't publish any "news" without a minimum of 3 verifiable & credible sources.... 4) If the FBI has memos that are about or mention President Trump and he's not the subject of an FBI investigation, shouldn't he or the White House be cc'd on those memos? If not, why not? 5) How easy it is for the FBI/Comey to "create" a document like a memo -- this could possibly be made up (or at least "edited") or planted "evidence." 6) Does President Trump have any "recordings" of this meeting with Comey? 7) The article I read said that an "associate" read parts of this memo to the NYT (the Times said they did not see this memo themselves) -- a) isn't that itself a criminal intel leak (yet another one)? b) why just read some parts and not all of it? c) am still not convinced this doc exists or that it wasn't fabricated by Comey and/or someone on his staff for the sole purpose of extracting revenge on President Trump. 8) Why doesn't anyone believe acting Director McCabe when he testified last week that the White House/President was not interfering in any investigations? (And by the way, when will ANY of these investigations be done? After months &months, still no "collusion" anywhwere in sight, so the left /Dems need to get President Trump some other way.) I'll stop there. PS: Wish there was someone w/Soros' money and obsession supporting Pres. Trump so we all could properly fight and conquer these attacks coming from everywhere. The left's agenda of resist everything at all costs is damaging the USA, its citizens, and our security, not just the President. It needs to end, but we have no champions like Obama/Clinton/Soros & Co. (plus McCain, Scumer, Pelosi, Warren Waters, Booker, etc, and our free speech is all but gone. This is not just sad or inconvenient anymore - it's fasism, it's dangerous, and it's scary. And the few with "real" power who can stand up to all this aren't doing it; the President can't do it alone (though he is trying). His true support lies outside the White House & DC, with We the People, but most of us are powerless to do much of anything to help. Even social media has been hijacked by the left. We elected our President to do a job - but there is so much hate and obstruction in his way. I don't understand how these people can look in a mirror or sleep at night.... I was a Dem once - I no longer recognize that party...the one that now has no agenda but resist and no standards except double ones. This latest "incident" with this "memo" just proves that they are out for blood and won't stop until they get it. And not a ONE has been held accountable for any wrongdoing. That makes me even madder. Liberty and justice for all? Not if you're a supporter of our President or a true republican or conservative. Do we even live in the USA any longer? Am beginning to wonder...

  • Brenda Correll

    05/17/2017 12:51 AM

    It's about time for the real truth to come out ,you have made it much clearer now ty mike B

  • Kathleen moore

    05/17/2017 12:46 AM

    How do we know Comey didn't just go back and write in his notes after he got fired! I'm sick of this witch Hunt, at this point they are so desperate enough to do anything!

  • PATRICIA QUAN

    05/17/2017 12:42 AM

    Voice of reason... Thank you for infusing this into the troubling news cycle of the last 30 hours. I have the ultimate faith in Donald Trump as my President BUT I am worried the media is winning.

  • Beverly Hansell

    05/17/2017 12:26 AM

    Thank you for posting this. I hope common sense like this post returns!

  • Harold Buckner

    05/17/2017 12:25 AM

    Did anyone see Spicey's mismatched shoes today? If not I suggest you look it up. One black and one brown. Shows how smart the whole Drumpf administration is.

  • Rynell Ostling

    05/17/2017 12:19 AM

    Thank You! It is hard to know who to trust when it is a new press person writing an article. I think you are very smart to be connected with Mr. Huckabee. I am absolutely floored at what has been going on in the press and not just lately. People are being listened to as trustworthy even though they haven't said a word about possible crimes being committed, sometimes for many years until right now, during this presidency. It is a terrible thing when President Trump has come in to such a mess of criminal behaviors and is doing such an amazing job cleaning up, only to have the criminals bite at his heels. President Trump has done more than he promised and I pray for him and his family daily, that he may continue his work and get the nonsense into the light.

    I will be praying for all of you. Truth is served on a short table these days, we gotta build it longer, far and wide!

  • Wayne Andres

    05/17/2017 12:15 AM

    The swamp is dangerous, dark and deep,
    But Trump has promises to keep,
    And miles to go before he sleeps,
    And miles to go before he sleeps.

  • Derek Moreno

    05/17/2017 12:14 AM

    You know what this is called this is called draining the swamp. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the establishment is so scared of the exposure of the rampant corruption that they are doing whatever they can to get the non-politician out of politics. Trump has no loyalties or ties to any one group or ideology. Yes he is a conservative, but not a politician or a pay to play ideolog. We have been lied to for way to long, and people can't quite handle the truth. The media is implicit, and have a lot to loose if a puppet isn't at the helm of our country. It would be nice if logic and level heads prevailed. Gov. Huckabee is one that gets this, and appreciate someone looking at the facts not the fiction.

  • Jeremy

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    This information is valuable and appreciated instead of emotional opinions back and forth. By the presidents own admission he recorded these meetings as well so I am interested to know what the law states of the president recording such conversations. It seems to me Mr. Comey was gaining proof of the presidents actions and comments as he was conducting an investigation of Mr Trump.

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:12 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores the MSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • GEORGE THIESSEN

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL FLUFFHEAD

  • Antonette Dennis

    05/17/2017 12:11 AM

    The leaks from the White House and now from the FBI are just outrageous. And it is so aggravating that the MSM is not interested in the individuals who are breaking laws by leaking information. They just want to use the unsubstantiated information to try to damage President Trump's reputation and presidency. . I pray our President ignores theMSM and continues to courageously lead us.

  • Marie Laverty

    05/17/2017 12:08 AM

    I thought this myself of why is this coming up now. If Comey had this information and was told by President Trump to " be light on Flynn", why didn't he bring it up then. This would have happened before he was fired. Comey was under obligation by law to release this right away, not after he was fired. Revenge on being fired? I smell a rat !

  • Ingrid Gula

    05/17/2017 12:03 AM

    If the media were actually doing it's job, these are the kind of questions that would be asked and investigated. However since Trump is not their idol Obama, the media will not do it's job. And It seems to me the investigating agencies are swamps that really need to be drained.