The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story

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September 28, 2019

The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story is collapsing so fast that trying to keep up with all the developments is like trying to provide real-time play-by-play of an empty building being imploded with TNT.  I’ll try to roll the footage back, look at it in slo-mo, and fill you in a few things that have happened since…well, yesterday. 

Let’s start with a must-see video.  If the Democrats think Trump is going to let them use him as a punching bag, they must’ve been in a coma for the past three years (FYI, I could probably be convinced of that.) His campaign has already released a hard-hitting ad slamming Biden, the House Democrats and the media and claiming they’re trying to impeach him for wanting to investigate their corruption.  It’s a hard point to refute, but Biden claims the ad shows Trump is “terrified.”  Funny, he doesn’t sound terrified, especially not at the end, when he says, “I’m Donald Trump and I approved this message.”  Something about the way he says makes you believe he really, really approves of it.


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https://youtu.be/bbixdV2F6Ts

Kurt Volker, the US envoy to Ukraine, resigned after he was mentioned in the “whistleblower” complaint (I use the quotation marks because this is looking less like a real whistleblower and more like a mole working specifically to undermine the Administration, perhaps in an orchestrated plan with other partisans.  We shall see.)  The complaint got it wrong, claiming that Volker was concerned about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani inserting himself into talks with Ukraine to investigate Biden and that he tried to “contain the damage.”  But Giuliani released documents showing that he had been asked to work with Ukraine on that.  I’m sure we’ll be hearing more on this story soon.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kurt-volker-ukraine-envoy-resigns-whistleblower-complaint

In a remarkable coincidence, just before the complaint came to light, the intelligence community quietly changed the rules for making whistleblower complaints so that filers no longer had to have direct knowledge of suspected wrongdoing, they only had to claim to have heard about it. So hearsay just recently became admissible evidence. Wow, there’s a coin-kee-dink for you!  

https://bongino.com/whistleblower-rules-were-changed-right-before-the-ukraine-complaint/

Adam Mill at the Federalist floats the theory that the legally questionable “impeachment inquiry” Nancy Pelosi talked about isn’t really about a vote on impeachment, and the weak sauce Ukraine phone call excuse isn’t really grounds for impeachment.  Instead, the whole inquiry is a McGuffin designed to give Jerry Nadler’s committee a pretext to argue in court that it has a right to demand a lot of White House documents they’d otherwise be barred from getting, so that they can hunt through them, looking for some real reason to impeach Trump. Guess Trump keeps a security camera pointed at his garbage cans. 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/how-the-house-plans-to-use-its-inquiry-to-instigate-impeachment/


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I already told you that ABC’s story that an alleged adviser to Ukraine’s President Zelensky said Zelensky was aware of the “quid pro quo” (US aid in exchange for investigating Joe Biden’s son) at the time of his phone call with Trump was denied by the alleged source, who was not an adviser to Zelensky then or now. He says the only thing he knew about a “quid pro quo” was what he’d read in the media (this could be a first: fake news based on fake news!)

The new development in this story is that ABC actually retracted their fake news instead of doubling down on it, which puts them a rung above many other media outlets on the journalistic integrity ladder 

https://www.westernjournal.com/abc-forced-issue-correction-big-ukraine-story-crumbles/

In what could be a major development, John Solomon at The Hill uncovered hundreds of previously unreleased memos and documents that undermine the Bidens’ and the media’s claims that Biden was just pressing Ukraine to fire a corrupt and inept prosecutor and that the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma, whose board included his son Hunter, was already ended with no wrongdoing found.  The papers show instead that Burisma’s attorneys apologized to Ukraine for disseminating false information about the prosecutor and that, while one investigation of Burisma had passed its legal deadline, two others were still open. 

Again, I’ll point out that if it’s an impeachable offense for a top US official to threaten to withhold aid to force a foreign nation to change its policies, then no matter what the motive or whether or not Biden believed disinformation about the prosecutor, he is on video bragging about blackmailing Ukraine into firing its prosecutor with a threat to withhold US aid. But this does rip away even the tissue paper-thin excuse that the media were using to cover it up and ignore it.  

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-lied-ukraine-along-hundreds-pages-uncovered-memos-provide-details/

President…oops, sorry…Representative Eric Swalwell claimed that Trump showed a “consciousness of guilt” and attempted a cover-up by putting the transcript of his call with Ukraine’s President on a server for top secret communications that’s usually not used for such communications.  Some might say that he showed a consciousness that he’s surrounded by snakes who’ll leak anything they can get their hands on to the media, regardless of how much it harms America, as long as it makes Trump look bad, but where would he have gotten that crazy idea?  As for me, I’ll just note how nice it is to have a President who actually knows what a secure server that protects classified information is.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/eric-swalwell-ukraine-call-cover-up

Sean Davis at The Federalist notes that far from being the detailed work of an obvious expert on Ukraine, as many media outlets claimed, that “whistleblower” complaint is filled with incorrect statements, gossip and innuendo from anonymous third-hand sources and unconfirmed media reports, which makes it eerily reminiscent of the “Trump Russian Dossier” that Hillary’s campaign paid for.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/complaint-from-so-called-whistleblower-is-riddled-with-gossip-blatant-falsehoods/

Here’s a tough one: if I don’t include this, I’ll be accused of covering up for a fellow Republican; and if I do include it, I’ll be accused of smearing an anti-Trump Republican. Maybe this story just means that Burisma was paying a lot of well-connected people on both sides to cover its bases.  I’ll just go with passing on the story and letting you decide for yourself what to think about it.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/top-romney-adviser-worked-with-hunter-biden-on-board-of-ukrainian-energy-company/

Rep. Adam Schiff, whose head apparently is shaped like a bubble for a reason, accused President Trump of violating his oath of office by delaying military aid to Ukraine. He failed to mention, or didn’t remember, that Obama banned military aid to Ukraine entirely in 2014, even though they desperately needed it to defend themselves from Russia. You might also consider this a new development since some people will learn that Trump is far from a puppet of Putin.  That was the lie Schiff had been promoting for the previous two years.  At least he finally has a new one now.

https://www.westernjournal.com/schiff-accuses-trump-risking-us-security-delaying-ukraine-aid-obama-denied-lethal-weapons-altogether/

Narrative Buster: Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, blasted the House Democrats’ impeachment mania as a “horrific precedent” and an attempt to “kneecap” the President, “irrespective of facts.” He explains why here:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/former-cia-officer-democrat-trump-impeachment

Finally, to finish on a lighter note with a little laughable hypocrisy, the leftist group MoveOn.org, which was founded to pressure Congress to “move on” from the Clinton scandals and not impeach Bill Clinton, is now sending out propaganda to get its followers to pressure Congress to impeach President Trump.  I guess they moved on so much, they circled the Earth and tripped over the principles they left behind in 1998.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/343479

Why do I get the feeling that by the time this whole "quid pro quo" fiasco plays out, the only good to come out of it will be that Americans will learn three words of Latin?

 

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  • Dick Algire

    09/28/2019 06:04 PM

    Let me begin by noting that what I am about to write is not meant to be antisemitic in any way. I have posted a number of posts on facebook and on a blog I once had, very supportive of Israel. I have even posted comments on the Israel Times comments section especially noting that there can never be a two-state solution because only Israel is willing. The Arabs only desire is to destroy Israel off the face of the earth.

    Jewish members of the American Congress, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler are acting just as the Pharisees did in the time of Christ. The Pharisees could only see Christ reducing their prestige and power yet they believed because of Christ's works that he must have been sent by God. In the end, they not only rejected Christ but had him murdered by the Romans allowing a true murdered to go free, an act that has cost them dearly since that time.

    The three I mentioned and others are not blind: they too have seen the success of our current president. Yet, like their ancient ancestors, they too are rejecting the good that has been done to protect their own political power through corruption and avarice.

    Their political grandstanding has only proven the corruption of President Trump's predecessor and all involved in his administration. So many Americans have succumbed to the lies of our socialist conspirators and have no idea the cost that this nation will bear. President Lincoln in an address in asking for a national day of prayer did so because he saw how far the American people had strayed from their Creator and had come to believe that American success came from their own hands. Never has there been as a great a need to be on our knees asking God to forgive or waywardness that he might listen to our prayers and heal our nation. But we must remember that He only hears and answers if we turn away from our sinning ways.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:28 PM

    Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - is kingdom of light against kingdom of darkness & we must make a stand, by the Grace of Almighty we were given a reprieve when God placed President Trump in Presidency & when he humbles himself to Father God it will take the air from the enemy, it will give a hope to the people like never before in our history. see transliterated Bible Interlinear Greek/English w/Strong's concordance #'s as "will be raised up" is an "orchestrated event" unfolding as we speak. We have already won in Christ & all we need is the Warrior in our President to submit to the Most High, God Almighty & Sanctify Himself for all of us & this has NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:20 PM

    Father God has revealed much through POTUS TRUMP & will continue to do so & I ask you again to request He personally read aloud & ask the nation, the Body of Believer's to amen the prayer in John 17, "that they may be one", 5x's is said in this prayer. in Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - God is using DJT to stand in His stead to call the Body to UNITE, if not now, then when sir? When He humbles himself & asks Almighty Father to grant Messiah's prayer, @ WH, for World to see, NOTHING & NOBODY WILL STOP HIM FROM WINNING, first the hearts of the World to Christ - which is the greatest of commandments - to Love one Another & to Love God & Humble to the Messiah's Prayer - the LAST GREAT REVIVAL WILL SPRING FORTH FROM HIS PRAYER OF JOHN 17. in faith believing. Amen.

  • Ronald Besse

    09/28/2019 05:19 PM

    In one of your comments you mention that withholding foreign aid in order to get a country to change it's policies is a impeachable offense. Did we not threaten a couple of Central American countries with withholding aid if they didn't help stem the flow of migrants attempting to gain entry into our country? Maybe it doesn't meet the definition of 'policies'.

  • Deborrah Weatherwax

    09/28/2019 05:06 PM

    Thankful much for keeping this in perspective. Trump 2020!!!

  • Doris Rice

    09/28/2019 04:44 PM

    If USA wants Justice, they should first start with Bill & Hilary Clinton, & the emails that jeopardized the security of USA and lots of business dealings in Russia. Then continue to the Biden's and practically every Congressman and Senator and even some GOP congressmen and Senators who have had business dealings in China and who knows where else. It is so corrupt and bias.
    President Trump & VP Pence really care about this country, religious freedom and justice. They are doing a GREAT JOB

  • John F. Chiero

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    As always excellent commentary Mike! I shared it! Also, something that I heard just come out is that One of RINO Romney’s advisiors is also on Burisma’s Board! Hmmn, I was wondering why he decided to come out against Trump so hard!! All of them snakes in the grass!

  • Arnetta Jean Nichols

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    So glad to read your article. I hope the Congress knows that the American Patriots are just about at our wits end with them. And I hope they know that the Constitution says that if a government body becomes a threat to the people, we the people have a right to dissolve that body and hire new ones. We are just at the edge of doing so. FED-UP.........

  • Judy Satterthwaite

    09/28/2019 03:58 PM

    Thanks for the info. Will we ever have the name of the "Whistleblower"? I can't understand
    why the Democrats have the power to go on all these witch hunts, wasting so much of the
    taxpayers money. It seems everything the President does for our country, they never
    work with him. It is obvious they had rather see the President fail, regardless what damage
    it does for the country.

  • Janet Bingham

    09/28/2019 03:54 PM

    Thank you for sorting some of this out. It is getting harder and harder to even untangle the Fox news stories to make any sense.

  • Bonita Rainey

    09/28/2019 03:43 PM

    Thank you Mike for finally giving us some of the real facts in the Ukraine fiasco! Thank goodness we finally have a president who doesn’t take any bull**** from the whining, poor excuse for politicians who are behind all the smear campaigns. I thought they were elected to serve the American people and not spend time on fruitless witch-hunts such as has been going on since the President took office. I think it’s time they put there petty differences aside and concentrate on making America Great again! They make me sick.

  • TERRY Schuster WILSON

    09/28/2019 03:36 PM

    Can the democrats be recalled and voted out next November for Lying

  • Anne turner

    09/28/2019 03:33 PM

    Compared to anything Trump might have done with asking a favor, it pales to what Biden did when VP. Doesn’t anyone care? . The argument would be that he wasn’t President but he took the same oath and is next in line. He was also representing his boss. This whole thing has so many ramifications: why would anyone want to serve any kind of government leadership role?Are we going to parse everything a President does on a daily basis just to get dirt; if we don’t like how an election came out are we going to just not accept it and then do everything in our power to get that person out; are we going to malign everyone the Pres. appoints and ruin stellar reps; is the media simply going to make their whole presentation an opinion piece, just to name a few. You can bet your bippy if the Dems win in 20, whoever is elected will have every day of their past and present life raked over with a fine tooth comb. What is wrong with the American people that we aren’t rebelling against the Dem rampant corruption? If you are Hilary or Biden, anything goes, Bill also for that matter. On what basis is Kavanaugh going to be impeached? Does evidence, or lack thereof, mean anything. I don’t like you so I’m going to destroy your good name with whatever it takes. How long before this carries through to our daily life and our local interplay. You didn’t give me the business .i wanted so .i will spread every possible vicious story I can make up. You failed my kid in math so i will start a story that you are a pedophile. You get my drift. Where does it stop?

  • Brenda Fraser

    09/28/2019 03:31 PM

    Not only are you informative, you are a hoot to read...always, just the right touch of needed humor!

  • Patricia Perriman

    09/28/2019 03:27 PM

    The Democrats are going to stop at nothing to undo the 2016 election. They can't stand it that they are not in power and President Trump is doing this nation so much good. Their platform is so far away from what we the Normal everyday People want they can't win and with this last hysterical actions they are only guaranteeing President Trump another 4 years. I am offended by their socialistic Ideas and sickened by their talk. Democrats of the past would roll over in their graves if we let them succeed in destroying America.

  • Lauren Perkins

    09/28/2019 03:17 PM

    LOVE your sense of humor!! I would look to Deep State Treasonous Commie John Brennan being behind this whole thing...

  • Ann Wright

    09/28/2019 02:41 PM

    LOVE your newsletter, Mike!! You are thorough, intelligent and well informed. Enjoy reading your take on things and using other sources to back it up, as well as your humor in interpreting the whole picture.
    Thanks, will continue to read your comments.

  • Joyce Birch

    09/28/2019 02:40 PM

    Governor, I can't thank you enough for your newsletters. I'm so disgusted, angry, & dismayed about the impeachment. I'm old enough to never, ever seen the likes of this country's hatred & anger. I'm really upset with Congress & really concerned about President Trump & VP Pence attacks. Why hasn't George Soros been brought in for an investigation for his part in antifa, Kavaugh, immigration, all the disruptions going on in the US? Since he's been behind the democrats for years. Glen Beck was on target with Soros. Pelosi should of never made an announcement before she had the documents. It's scares me because she's 3rd in line for the Presidency. Also, I'm shocked at Tliabs t-shirts, what class; it's digusting!!!

  • Hugh Gautier

    09/28/2019 02:38 PM

    1.) Kurt Volker resigned because his name was in "quotes", I agree with your
    comment we shall see.
    2.) They had prior knowledge of the "Whistleblower" from Clinton's attorney,
    your Bongino editorial piece. BTW, I subscribe to Bongino.
    3.) Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff are still on the quest to try to impeach a legally
    elected President, as they strive to do so they show how much strain that
    they are under.
    4.) ABC News Jumped the gun, so-to-speak when they went along with the
    other FAKE News sites in their reporting and found out there was nothing
    there but hot air. But then again what did you expect from the FAKE NEWS.
    5.) Solomon had good points and was sort of spot-on in his report. I knew
    about Biden bragging about his puling one on the Ukrainians by black-
    mailing them into removing a prosecutor who was investigating his son.
    5a.) He can try saying he didn't do anything.
    5b.) He might even say he didn't know about what his son was doing.
    5c.) In both cases he lied because he pushed a quid pro quo to Ukraine.
    6.) Eric Swalwell is an idiot. Had he had to go to a SCIFF to view the transcript
    he'd have been madder than a wet hen.
    6a.) Didn't know Whistleblower was not an upper-level employee.
    7.) Used 3rd party and hearsay crap for his whistle.
    7a.) Got help from Clinton's law firm to aid whistleblowers.
    7b.) Couldn't get facts right, because he wasn't originating party to the info.
    8.) Adam Schiff put words into the statement that "WERE NOT THE
    PRESIDENTS".
    9.) Ties leading to CIA and John Brennan as informer. Yup, Obama Admin.

    Everything has JUMBO ties to the Scandall ridden Obama Administration. No surprises here, but making those DemocRATs go after their own side will be like pulling teeth.

  • William Schlumpf

    09/28/2019 02:23 PM

    Actually in view of the events of this past week I would like to rephrase my question of Donald Trump. "Congratulations, Mr President. Now that the Democrats and their colluding friends in media have handed you a second term are you going to publicly thank them? For instance will you thank Adam (E.J.Fudd) Schiff? And Mr President, are you planning on going to Disney World?"

  • Stuart Bailey

    09/28/2019 02:12 PM

    Mike, your commentary reads like the script from the old Amos and Andy radio and early tv show..I wonder where the players/actors that are performing on the world stage of politics, rehearse. You can’t make this comedy up. George Stevens/ Adam Schiff is a real bobble head, and the rest of the Charlie Browns in the cast fall lock step in the narrative..the humor/Tragedy never ends..

  • Brad Barnes

    09/28/2019 01:48 PM

    Mike, your writing is honest, truthful, refreshing, challenging and witty, but I digress...

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/28/2019 01:47 PM

    Mike you can correct if I'm wrong, but I understand that what the President referred to WAS NOT money for info on BIDEN and his kid, but he was ASKING the President of Ukraine to look into HELPING US on the Russia meddling? Also, regarding whistle blowers, WHO changed the rules, ??OBAMA, SESSIONS??

  • Lisa M Pruitt

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    I'm just glad we have a trully good President that we can count on and also that we have a good guy like Huckabee that we can depend on also. I think we are blessed in a couple of ways. Thank you Mike Huckabee!

  • Deborah Williams

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    This is what I posted on Facebook...before they remove it.
    ****
    I’m just going to leave this here...

    So, the US is in the midst of China trade negotiations among other National Security issues.

    So it is the responsibility of the President to oversee National Security. A key component of National Security is to make sure a foe doesn’t have information or acts that could be used to blackmail an American.

    The 1.2 billion China laundered and “invested” with Hunter Biden(with Dad’s blessing) along with his partners(John Jerry’s step son and Mobster Whitey Bulger’s Nephew) is prime for Blackmail...ie National Security threat;

    The board position on the Ukrainian Gas company of Hunter Biden that was being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor which Joe Biden blackmailed the Ukraine until they fired said prosecutor, is prime for blackmail;

    Now you say, how can you prove the Ukrainian blackmail?

    Old Joe said so himself.

    Now ask yourself, if you were ice President and did all this, would you get by with it...nope!

    All this from a Whistleblower that isn’t a whistleblower because the statute says”first hand knowledge” not hearsay! They are a glorified coached leaker!

    May God Bless the USA!

The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story

4 minute read

September 28, 2019

The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story is collapsing so fast that trying to keep up with all the developments is like trying to provide real-time play-by-play of an empty building being imploded with TNT.  I’ll try to roll the footage back, look at it in slo-mo, and fill you in a few things that have happened since…well, yesterday. 

Let’s start with a must-see video.  If the Democrats think Trump is going to let them use him as a punching bag, they must’ve been in a coma for the past three years (FYI, I could probably be convinced of that.) His campaign has already released a hard-hitting ad slamming Biden, the House Democrats and the media and claiming they’re trying to impeach him for wanting to investigate their corruption.  It’s a hard point to refute, but Biden claims the ad shows Trump is “terrified.”  Funny, he doesn’t sound terrified, especially not at the end, when he says, “I’m Donald Trump and I approved this message.”  Something about the way he says makes you believe he really, really approves of it.


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https://youtu.be/bbixdV2F6Ts

Kurt Volker, the US envoy to Ukraine, resigned after he was mentioned in the “whistleblower” complaint (I use the quotation marks because this is looking less like a real whistleblower and more like a mole working specifically to undermine the Administration, perhaps in an orchestrated plan with other partisans.  We shall see.)  The complaint got it wrong, claiming that Volker was concerned about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani inserting himself into talks with Ukraine to investigate Biden and that he tried to “contain the damage.”  But Giuliani released documents showing that he had been asked to work with Ukraine on that.  I’m sure we’ll be hearing more on this story soon.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kurt-volker-ukraine-envoy-resigns-whistleblower-complaint

In a remarkable coincidence, just before the complaint came to light, the intelligence community quietly changed the rules for making whistleblower complaints so that filers no longer had to have direct knowledge of suspected wrongdoing, they only had to claim to have heard about it. So hearsay just recently became admissible evidence. Wow, there’s a coin-kee-dink for you!  

https://bongino.com/whistleblower-rules-were-changed-right-before-the-ukraine-complaint/

Adam Mill at the Federalist floats the theory that the legally questionable “impeachment inquiry” Nancy Pelosi talked about isn’t really about a vote on impeachment, and the weak sauce Ukraine phone call excuse isn’t really grounds for impeachment.  Instead, the whole inquiry is a McGuffin designed to give Jerry Nadler’s committee a pretext to argue in court that it has a right to demand a lot of White House documents they’d otherwise be barred from getting, so that they can hunt through them, looking for some real reason to impeach Trump. Guess Trump keeps a security camera pointed at his garbage cans. 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/how-the-house-plans-to-use-its-inquiry-to-instigate-impeachment/


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I already told you that ABC’s story that an alleged adviser to Ukraine’s President Zelensky said Zelensky was aware of the “quid pro quo” (US aid in exchange for investigating Joe Biden’s son) at the time of his phone call with Trump was denied by the alleged source, who was not an adviser to Zelensky then or now. He says the only thing he knew about a “quid pro quo” was what he’d read in the media (this could be a first: fake news based on fake news!)

The new development in this story is that ABC actually retracted their fake news instead of doubling down on it, which puts them a rung above many other media outlets on the journalistic integrity ladder 

https://www.westernjournal.com/abc-forced-issue-correction-big-ukraine-story-crumbles/

In what could be a major development, John Solomon at The Hill uncovered hundreds of previously unreleased memos and documents that undermine the Bidens’ and the media’s claims that Biden was just pressing Ukraine to fire a corrupt and inept prosecutor and that the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma, whose board included his son Hunter, was already ended with no wrongdoing found.  The papers show instead that Burisma’s attorneys apologized to Ukraine for disseminating false information about the prosecutor and that, while one investigation of Burisma had passed its legal deadline, two others were still open. 

Again, I’ll point out that if it’s an impeachable offense for a top US official to threaten to withhold aid to force a foreign nation to change its policies, then no matter what the motive or whether or not Biden believed disinformation about the prosecutor, he is on video bragging about blackmailing Ukraine into firing its prosecutor with a threat to withhold US aid. But this does rip away even the tissue paper-thin excuse that the media were using to cover it up and ignore it.  

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-lied-ukraine-along-hundreds-pages-uncovered-memos-provide-details/

President…oops, sorry…Representative Eric Swalwell claimed that Trump showed a “consciousness of guilt” and attempted a cover-up by putting the transcript of his call with Ukraine’s President on a server for top secret communications that’s usually not used for such communications.  Some might say that he showed a consciousness that he’s surrounded by snakes who’ll leak anything they can get their hands on to the media, regardless of how much it harms America, as long as it makes Trump look bad, but where would he have gotten that crazy idea?  As for me, I’ll just note how nice it is to have a President who actually knows what a secure server that protects classified information is.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/eric-swalwell-ukraine-call-cover-up

Sean Davis at The Federalist notes that far from being the detailed work of an obvious expert on Ukraine, as many media outlets claimed, that “whistleblower” complaint is filled with incorrect statements, gossip and innuendo from anonymous third-hand sources and unconfirmed media reports, which makes it eerily reminiscent of the “Trump Russian Dossier” that Hillary’s campaign paid for.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/complaint-from-so-called-whistleblower-is-riddled-with-gossip-blatant-falsehoods/

Here’s a tough one: if I don’t include this, I’ll be accused of covering up for a fellow Republican; and if I do include it, I’ll be accused of smearing an anti-Trump Republican. Maybe this story just means that Burisma was paying a lot of well-connected people on both sides to cover its bases.  I’ll just go with passing on the story and letting you decide for yourself what to think about it.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/top-romney-adviser-worked-with-hunter-biden-on-board-of-ukrainian-energy-company/

Rep. Adam Schiff, whose head apparently is shaped like a bubble for a reason, accused President Trump of violating his oath of office by delaying military aid to Ukraine. He failed to mention, or didn’t remember, that Obama banned military aid to Ukraine entirely in 2014, even though they desperately needed it to defend themselves from Russia. You might also consider this a new development since some people will learn that Trump is far from a puppet of Putin.  That was the lie Schiff had been promoting for the previous two years.  At least he finally has a new one now.

https://www.westernjournal.com/schiff-accuses-trump-risking-us-security-delaying-ukraine-aid-obama-denied-lethal-weapons-altogether/

Narrative Buster: Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, blasted the House Democrats’ impeachment mania as a “horrific precedent” and an attempt to “kneecap” the President, “irrespective of facts.” He explains why here:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/former-cia-officer-democrat-trump-impeachment

Finally, to finish on a lighter note with a little laughable hypocrisy, the leftist group MoveOn.org, which was founded to pressure Congress to “move on” from the Clinton scandals and not impeach Bill Clinton, is now sending out propaganda to get its followers to pressure Congress to impeach President Trump.  I guess they moved on so much, they circled the Earth and tripped over the principles they left behind in 1998.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/343479

Why do I get the feeling that by the time this whole "quid pro quo" fiasco plays out, the only good to come out of it will be that Americans will learn three words of Latin?

 

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The fight over "crying baby Trump"

Schiff can't keep hiding Ciaramella and the coup

Comments 26-50 of 72

  • Dick Algire

    09/28/2019 06:04 PM

    Let me begin by noting that what I am about to write is not meant to be antisemitic in any way. I have posted a number of posts on facebook and on a blog I once had, very supportive of Israel. I have even posted comments on the Israel Times comments section especially noting that there can never be a two-state solution because only Israel is willing. The Arabs only desire is to destroy Israel off the face of the earth.

    Jewish members of the American Congress, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler are acting just as the Pharisees did in the time of Christ. The Pharisees could only see Christ reducing their prestige and power yet they believed because of Christ's works that he must have been sent by God. In the end, they not only rejected Christ but had him murdered by the Romans allowing a true murdered to go free, an act that has cost them dearly since that time.

    The three I mentioned and others are not blind: they too have seen the success of our current president. Yet, like their ancient ancestors, they too are rejecting the good that has been done to protect their own political power through corruption and avarice.

    Their political grandstanding has only proven the corruption of President Trump's predecessor and all involved in his administration. So many Americans have succumbed to the lies of our socialist conspirators and have no idea the cost that this nation will bear. President Lincoln in an address in asking for a national day of prayer did so because he saw how far the American people had strayed from their Creator and had come to believe that American success came from their own hands. Never has there been as a great a need to be on our knees asking God to forgive or waywardness that he might listen to our prayers and heal our nation. But we must remember that He only hears and answers if we turn away from our sinning ways.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:28 PM

    Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - is kingdom of light against kingdom of darkness & we must make a stand, by the Grace of Almighty we were given a reprieve when God placed President Trump in Presidency & when he humbles himself to Father God it will take the air from the enemy, it will give a hope to the people like never before in our history. see transliterated Bible Interlinear Greek/English w/Strong's concordance #'s as "will be raised up" is an "orchestrated event" unfolding as we speak. We have already won in Christ & all we need is the Warrior in our President to submit to the Most High, God Almighty & Sanctify Himself for all of us & this has NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:20 PM

    Father God has revealed much through POTUS TRUMP & will continue to do so & I ask you again to request He personally read aloud & ask the nation, the Body of Believer's to amen the prayer in John 17, "that they may be one", 5x's is said in this prayer. in Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - God is using DJT to stand in His stead to call the Body to UNITE, if not now, then when sir? When He humbles himself & asks Almighty Father to grant Messiah's prayer, @ WH, for World to see, NOTHING & NOBODY WILL STOP HIM FROM WINNING, first the hearts of the World to Christ - which is the greatest of commandments - to Love one Another & to Love God & Humble to the Messiah's Prayer - the LAST GREAT REVIVAL WILL SPRING FORTH FROM HIS PRAYER OF JOHN 17. in faith believing. Amen.

  • Ronald Besse

    09/28/2019 05:19 PM

    In one of your comments you mention that withholding foreign aid in order to get a country to change it's policies is a impeachable offense. Did we not threaten a couple of Central American countries with withholding aid if they didn't help stem the flow of migrants attempting to gain entry into our country? Maybe it doesn't meet the definition of 'policies'.

  • Deborrah Weatherwax

    09/28/2019 05:06 PM

    Thankful much for keeping this in perspective. Trump 2020!!!

  • Doris Rice

    09/28/2019 04:44 PM

    If USA wants Justice, they should first start with Bill & Hilary Clinton, & the emails that jeopardized the security of USA and lots of business dealings in Russia. Then continue to the Biden's and practically every Congressman and Senator and even some GOP congressmen and Senators who have had business dealings in China and who knows where else. It is so corrupt and bias.
    President Trump & VP Pence really care about this country, religious freedom and justice. They are doing a GREAT JOB

  • John F. Chiero

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    As always excellent commentary Mike! I shared it! Also, something that I heard just come out is that One of RINO Romney’s advisiors is also on Burisma’s Board! Hmmn, I was wondering why he decided to come out against Trump so hard!! All of them snakes in the grass!

  • Arnetta Jean Nichols

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    So glad to read your article. I hope the Congress knows that the American Patriots are just about at our wits end with them. And I hope they know that the Constitution says that if a government body becomes a threat to the people, we the people have a right to dissolve that body and hire new ones. We are just at the edge of doing so. FED-UP.........

  • Judy Satterthwaite

    09/28/2019 03:58 PM

    Thanks for the info. Will we ever have the name of the "Whistleblower"? I can't understand
    why the Democrats have the power to go on all these witch hunts, wasting so much of the
    taxpayers money. It seems everything the President does for our country, they never
    work with him. It is obvious they had rather see the President fail, regardless what damage
    it does for the country.

  • Janet Bingham

    09/28/2019 03:54 PM

    Thank you for sorting some of this out. It is getting harder and harder to even untangle the Fox news stories to make any sense.

  • Bonita Rainey

    09/28/2019 03:43 PM

    Thank you Mike for finally giving us some of the real facts in the Ukraine fiasco! Thank goodness we finally have a president who doesn’t take any bull**** from the whining, poor excuse for politicians who are behind all the smear campaigns. I thought they were elected to serve the American people and not spend time on fruitless witch-hunts such as has been going on since the President took office. I think it’s time they put there petty differences aside and concentrate on making America Great again! They make me sick.

  • TERRY Schuster WILSON

    09/28/2019 03:36 PM

    Can the democrats be recalled and voted out next November for Lying

  • Anne turner

    09/28/2019 03:33 PM

    Compared to anything Trump might have done with asking a favor, it pales to what Biden did when VP. Doesn’t anyone care? . The argument would be that he wasn’t President but he took the same oath and is next in line. He was also representing his boss. This whole thing has so many ramifications: why would anyone want to serve any kind of government leadership role?Are we going to parse everything a President does on a daily basis just to get dirt; if we don’t like how an election came out are we going to just not accept it and then do everything in our power to get that person out; are we going to malign everyone the Pres. appoints and ruin stellar reps; is the media simply going to make their whole presentation an opinion piece, just to name a few. You can bet your bippy if the Dems win in 20, whoever is elected will have every day of their past and present life raked over with a fine tooth comb. What is wrong with the American people that we aren’t rebelling against the Dem rampant corruption? If you are Hilary or Biden, anything goes, Bill also for that matter. On what basis is Kavanaugh going to be impeached? Does evidence, or lack thereof, mean anything. I don’t like you so I’m going to destroy your good name with whatever it takes. How long before this carries through to our daily life and our local interplay. You didn’t give me the business .i wanted so .i will spread every possible vicious story I can make up. You failed my kid in math so i will start a story that you are a pedophile. You get my drift. Where does it stop?

  • Brenda Fraser

    09/28/2019 03:31 PM

    Not only are you informative, you are a hoot to read...always, just the right touch of needed humor!

  • Patricia Perriman

    09/28/2019 03:27 PM

    The Democrats are going to stop at nothing to undo the 2016 election. They can't stand it that they are not in power and President Trump is doing this nation so much good. Their platform is so far away from what we the Normal everyday People want they can't win and with this last hysterical actions they are only guaranteeing President Trump another 4 years. I am offended by their socialistic Ideas and sickened by their talk. Democrats of the past would roll over in their graves if we let them succeed in destroying America.

  • Lauren Perkins

    09/28/2019 03:17 PM

    LOVE your sense of humor!! I would look to Deep State Treasonous Commie John Brennan being behind this whole thing...

  • Ann Wright

    09/28/2019 02:41 PM

    LOVE your newsletter, Mike!! You are thorough, intelligent and well informed. Enjoy reading your take on things and using other sources to back it up, as well as your humor in interpreting the whole picture.
    Thanks, will continue to read your comments.

  • Joyce Birch

    09/28/2019 02:40 PM

    Governor, I can't thank you enough for your newsletters. I'm so disgusted, angry, & dismayed about the impeachment. I'm old enough to never, ever seen the likes of this country's hatred & anger. I'm really upset with Congress & really concerned about President Trump & VP Pence attacks. Why hasn't George Soros been brought in for an investigation for his part in antifa, Kavaugh, immigration, all the disruptions going on in the US? Since he's been behind the democrats for years. Glen Beck was on target with Soros. Pelosi should of never made an announcement before she had the documents. It's scares me because she's 3rd in line for the Presidency. Also, I'm shocked at Tliabs t-shirts, what class; it's digusting!!!

  • Hugh Gautier

    09/28/2019 02:38 PM

    1.) Kurt Volker resigned because his name was in "quotes", I agree with your
    comment we shall see.
    2.) They had prior knowledge of the "Whistleblower" from Clinton's attorney,
    your Bongino editorial piece. BTW, I subscribe to Bongino.
    3.) Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff are still on the quest to try to impeach a legally
    elected President, as they strive to do so they show how much strain that
    they are under.
    4.) ABC News Jumped the gun, so-to-speak when they went along with the
    other FAKE News sites in their reporting and found out there was nothing
    there but hot air. But then again what did you expect from the FAKE NEWS.
    5.) Solomon had good points and was sort of spot-on in his report. I knew
    about Biden bragging about his puling one on the Ukrainians by black-
    mailing them into removing a prosecutor who was investigating his son.
    5a.) He can try saying he didn't do anything.
    5b.) He might even say he didn't know about what his son was doing.
    5c.) In both cases he lied because he pushed a quid pro quo to Ukraine.
    6.) Eric Swalwell is an idiot. Had he had to go to a SCIFF to view the transcript
    he'd have been madder than a wet hen.
    6a.) Didn't know Whistleblower was not an upper-level employee.
    7.) Used 3rd party and hearsay crap for his whistle.
    7a.) Got help from Clinton's law firm to aid whistleblowers.
    7b.) Couldn't get facts right, because he wasn't originating party to the info.
    8.) Adam Schiff put words into the statement that "WERE NOT THE
    PRESIDENTS".
    9.) Ties leading to CIA and John Brennan as informer. Yup, Obama Admin.

    Everything has JUMBO ties to the Scandall ridden Obama Administration. No surprises here, but making those DemocRATs go after their own side will be like pulling teeth.

  • William Schlumpf

    09/28/2019 02:23 PM

    Actually in view of the events of this past week I would like to rephrase my question of Donald Trump. "Congratulations, Mr President. Now that the Democrats and their colluding friends in media have handed you a second term are you going to publicly thank them? For instance will you thank Adam (E.J.Fudd) Schiff? And Mr President, are you planning on going to Disney World?"

  • Stuart Bailey

    09/28/2019 02:12 PM

    Mike, your commentary reads like the script from the old Amos and Andy radio and early tv show..I wonder where the players/actors that are performing on the world stage of politics, rehearse. You can’t make this comedy up. George Stevens/ Adam Schiff is a real bobble head, and the rest of the Charlie Browns in the cast fall lock step in the narrative..the humor/Tragedy never ends..

  • Brad Barnes

    09/28/2019 01:48 PM

    Mike, your writing is honest, truthful, refreshing, challenging and witty, but I digress...

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/28/2019 01:47 PM

    Mike you can correct if I'm wrong, but I understand that what the President referred to WAS NOT money for info on BIDEN and his kid, but he was ASKING the President of Ukraine to look into HELPING US on the Russia meddling? Also, regarding whistle blowers, WHO changed the rules, ??OBAMA, SESSIONS??

  • Lisa M Pruitt

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    I'm just glad we have a trully good President that we can count on and also that we have a good guy like Huckabee that we can depend on also. I think we are blessed in a couple of ways. Thank you Mike Huckabee!

  • Deborah Williams

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    This is what I posted on Facebook...before they remove it.
    ****
    I’m just going to leave this here...

    So, the US is in the midst of China trade negotiations among other National Security issues.

    So it is the responsibility of the President to oversee National Security. A key component of National Security is to make sure a foe doesn’t have information or acts that could be used to blackmail an American.

    The 1.2 billion China laundered and “invested” with Hunter Biden(with Dad’s blessing) along with his partners(John Jerry’s step son and Mobster Whitey Bulger’s Nephew) is prime for Blackmail...ie National Security threat;

    The board position on the Ukrainian Gas company of Hunter Biden that was being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor which Joe Biden blackmailed the Ukraine until they fired said prosecutor, is prime for blackmail;

    Now you say, how can you prove the Ukrainian blackmail?

    Old Joe said so himself.

    Now ask yourself, if you were ice President and did all this, would you get by with it...nope!

    All this from a Whistleblower that isn’t a whistleblower because the statute says”first hand knowledge” not hearsay! They are a glorified coached leaker!

    May God Bless the USA!

The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story

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September 28, 2019

The “Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Impeachment” story is collapsing so fast that trying to keep up with all the developments is like trying to provide real-time play-by-play of an empty building being imploded with TNT.  I’ll try to roll the footage back, look at it in slo-mo, and fill you in a few things that have happened since…well, yesterday. 

Let’s start with a must-see video.  If the Democrats think Trump is going to let them use him as a punching bag, they must’ve been in a coma for the past three years (FYI, I could probably be convinced of that.) His campaign has already released a hard-hitting ad slamming Biden, the House Democrats and the media and claiming they’re trying to impeach him for wanting to investigate their corruption.  It’s a hard point to refute, but Biden claims the ad shows Trump is “terrified.”  Funny, he doesn’t sound terrified, especially not at the end, when he says, “I’m Donald Trump and I approved this message.”  Something about the way he says makes you believe he really, really approves of it.


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https://youtu.be/bbixdV2F6Ts

Kurt Volker, the US envoy to Ukraine, resigned after he was mentioned in the “whistleblower” complaint (I use the quotation marks because this is looking less like a real whistleblower and more like a mole working specifically to undermine the Administration, perhaps in an orchestrated plan with other partisans.  We shall see.)  The complaint got it wrong, claiming that Volker was concerned about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani inserting himself into talks with Ukraine to investigate Biden and that he tried to “contain the damage.”  But Giuliani released documents showing that he had been asked to work with Ukraine on that.  I’m sure we’ll be hearing more on this story soon.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kurt-volker-ukraine-envoy-resigns-whistleblower-complaint

In a remarkable coincidence, just before the complaint came to light, the intelligence community quietly changed the rules for making whistleblower complaints so that filers no longer had to have direct knowledge of suspected wrongdoing, they only had to claim to have heard about it. So hearsay just recently became admissible evidence. Wow, there’s a coin-kee-dink for you!  

https://bongino.com/whistleblower-rules-were-changed-right-before-the-ukraine-complaint/

Adam Mill at the Federalist floats the theory that the legally questionable “impeachment inquiry” Nancy Pelosi talked about isn’t really about a vote on impeachment, and the weak sauce Ukraine phone call excuse isn’t really grounds for impeachment.  Instead, the whole inquiry is a McGuffin designed to give Jerry Nadler’s committee a pretext to argue in court that it has a right to demand a lot of White House documents they’d otherwise be barred from getting, so that they can hunt through them, looking for some real reason to impeach Trump. Guess Trump keeps a security camera pointed at his garbage cans. 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/how-the-house-plans-to-use-its-inquiry-to-instigate-impeachment/


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I already told you that ABC’s story that an alleged adviser to Ukraine’s President Zelensky said Zelensky was aware of the “quid pro quo” (US aid in exchange for investigating Joe Biden’s son) at the time of his phone call with Trump was denied by the alleged source, who was not an adviser to Zelensky then or now. He says the only thing he knew about a “quid pro quo” was what he’d read in the media (this could be a first: fake news based on fake news!)

The new development in this story is that ABC actually retracted their fake news instead of doubling down on it, which puts them a rung above many other media outlets on the journalistic integrity ladder 

https://www.westernjournal.com/abc-forced-issue-correction-big-ukraine-story-crumbles/

In what could be a major development, John Solomon at The Hill uncovered hundreds of previously unreleased memos and documents that undermine the Bidens’ and the media’s claims that Biden was just pressing Ukraine to fire a corrupt and inept prosecutor and that the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma, whose board included his son Hunter, was already ended with no wrongdoing found.  The papers show instead that Burisma’s attorneys apologized to Ukraine for disseminating false information about the prosecutor and that, while one investigation of Burisma had passed its legal deadline, two others were still open. 

Again, I’ll point out that if it’s an impeachable offense for a top US official to threaten to withhold aid to force a foreign nation to change its policies, then no matter what the motive or whether or not Biden believed disinformation about the prosecutor, he is on video bragging about blackmailing Ukraine into firing its prosecutor with a threat to withhold US aid. But this does rip away even the tissue paper-thin excuse that the media were using to cover it up and ignore it.  

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-lied-ukraine-along-hundreds-pages-uncovered-memos-provide-details/

President…oops, sorry…Representative Eric Swalwell claimed that Trump showed a “consciousness of guilt” and attempted a cover-up by putting the transcript of his call with Ukraine’s President on a server for top secret communications that’s usually not used for such communications.  Some might say that he showed a consciousness that he’s surrounded by snakes who’ll leak anything they can get their hands on to the media, regardless of how much it harms America, as long as it makes Trump look bad, but where would he have gotten that crazy idea?  As for me, I’ll just note how nice it is to have a President who actually knows what a secure server that protects classified information is.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/eric-swalwell-ukraine-call-cover-up

Sean Davis at The Federalist notes that far from being the detailed work of an obvious expert on Ukraine, as many media outlets claimed, that “whistleblower” complaint is filled with incorrect statements, gossip and innuendo from anonymous third-hand sources and unconfirmed media reports, which makes it eerily reminiscent of the “Trump Russian Dossier” that Hillary’s campaign paid for.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/complaint-from-so-called-whistleblower-is-riddled-with-gossip-blatant-falsehoods/

Here’s a tough one: if I don’t include this, I’ll be accused of covering up for a fellow Republican; and if I do include it, I’ll be accused of smearing an anti-Trump Republican. Maybe this story just means that Burisma was paying a lot of well-connected people on both sides to cover its bases.  I’ll just go with passing on the story and letting you decide for yourself what to think about it.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/top-romney-adviser-worked-with-hunter-biden-on-board-of-ukrainian-energy-company/

Rep. Adam Schiff, whose head apparently is shaped like a bubble for a reason, accused President Trump of violating his oath of office by delaying military aid to Ukraine. He failed to mention, or didn’t remember, that Obama banned military aid to Ukraine entirely in 2014, even though they desperately needed it to defend themselves from Russia. You might also consider this a new development since some people will learn that Trump is far from a puppet of Putin.  That was the lie Schiff had been promoting for the previous two years.  At least he finally has a new one now.

https://www.westernjournal.com/schiff-accuses-trump-risking-us-security-delaying-ukraine-aid-obama-denied-lethal-weapons-altogether/

Narrative Buster: Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, blasted the House Democrats’ impeachment mania as a “horrific precedent” and an attempt to “kneecap” the President, “irrespective of facts.” He explains why here:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/former-cia-officer-democrat-trump-impeachment

Finally, to finish on a lighter note with a little laughable hypocrisy, the leftist group MoveOn.org, which was founded to pressure Congress to “move on” from the Clinton scandals and not impeach Bill Clinton, is now sending out propaganda to get its followers to pressure Congress to impeach President Trump.  I guess they moved on so much, they circled the Earth and tripped over the principles they left behind in 1998.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/343479

Why do I get the feeling that by the time this whole "quid pro quo" fiasco plays out, the only good to come out of it will be that Americans will learn three words of Latin?

 

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Schiff can't keep hiding Ciaramella and the coup

The fight over "crying baby Trump"

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Schiff can't keep hiding Ciaramella and the coup

Comments 26-50 of 72

  • Dick Algire

    09/28/2019 06:04 PM

    Let me begin by noting that what I am about to write is not meant to be antisemitic in any way. I have posted a number of posts on facebook and on a blog I once had, very supportive of Israel. I have even posted comments on the Israel Times comments section especially noting that there can never be a two-state solution because only Israel is willing. The Arabs only desire is to destroy Israel off the face of the earth.

    Jewish members of the American Congress, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler are acting just as the Pharisees did in the time of Christ. The Pharisees could only see Christ reducing their prestige and power yet they believed because of Christ's works that he must have been sent by God. In the end, they not only rejected Christ but had him murdered by the Romans allowing a true murdered to go free, an act that has cost them dearly since that time.

    The three I mentioned and others are not blind: they too have seen the success of our current president. Yet, like their ancient ancestors, they too are rejecting the good that has been done to protect their own political power through corruption and avarice.

    Their political grandstanding has only proven the corruption of President Trump's predecessor and all involved in his administration. So many Americans have succumbed to the lies of our socialist conspirators and have no idea the cost that this nation will bear. President Lincoln in an address in asking for a national day of prayer did so because he saw how far the American people had strayed from their Creator and had come to believe that American success came from their own hands. Never has there been as a great a need to be on our knees asking God to forgive or waywardness that he might listen to our prayers and heal our nation. But we must remember that He only hears and answers if we turn away from our sinning ways.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:28 PM

    Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - is kingdom of light against kingdom of darkness & we must make a stand, by the Grace of Almighty we were given a reprieve when God placed President Trump in Presidency & when he humbles himself to Father God it will take the air from the enemy, it will give a hope to the people like never before in our history. see transliterated Bible Interlinear Greek/English w/Strong's concordance #'s as "will be raised up" is an "orchestrated event" unfolding as we speak. We have already won in Christ & all we need is the Warrior in our President to submit to the Most High, God Almighty & Sanctify Himself for all of us & this has NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

  • enola Talbert

    09/28/2019 05:20 PM

    Father God has revealed much through POTUS TRUMP & will continue to do so & I ask you again to request He personally read aloud & ask the nation, the Body of Believer's to amen the prayer in John 17, "that they may be one", 5x's is said in this prayer. in Matt 24:7 "kingdom will be raised up against kingdom" - God is using DJT to stand in His stead to call the Body to UNITE, if not now, then when sir? When He humbles himself & asks Almighty Father to grant Messiah's prayer, @ WH, for World to see, NOTHING & NOBODY WILL STOP HIM FROM WINNING, first the hearts of the World to Christ - which is the greatest of commandments - to Love one Another & to Love God & Humble to the Messiah's Prayer - the LAST GREAT REVIVAL WILL SPRING FORTH FROM HIS PRAYER OF JOHN 17. in faith believing. Amen.

  • Ronald Besse

    09/28/2019 05:19 PM

    In one of your comments you mention that withholding foreign aid in order to get a country to change it's policies is a impeachable offense. Did we not threaten a couple of Central American countries with withholding aid if they didn't help stem the flow of migrants attempting to gain entry into our country? Maybe it doesn't meet the definition of 'policies'.

  • Deborrah Weatherwax

    09/28/2019 05:06 PM

    Thankful much for keeping this in perspective. Trump 2020!!!

  • Doris Rice

    09/28/2019 04:44 PM

    If USA wants Justice, they should first start with Bill & Hilary Clinton, & the emails that jeopardized the security of USA and lots of business dealings in Russia. Then continue to the Biden's and practically every Congressman and Senator and even some GOP congressmen and Senators who have had business dealings in China and who knows where else. It is so corrupt and bias.
    President Trump & VP Pence really care about this country, religious freedom and justice. They are doing a GREAT JOB

  • John F. Chiero

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    As always excellent commentary Mike! I shared it! Also, something that I heard just come out is that One of RINO Romney’s advisiors is also on Burisma’s Board! Hmmn, I was wondering why he decided to come out against Trump so hard!! All of them snakes in the grass!

  • Arnetta Jean Nichols

    09/28/2019 04:34 PM

    So glad to read your article. I hope the Congress knows that the American Patriots are just about at our wits end with them. And I hope they know that the Constitution says that if a government body becomes a threat to the people, we the people have a right to dissolve that body and hire new ones. We are just at the edge of doing so. FED-UP.........

  • Judy Satterthwaite

    09/28/2019 03:58 PM

    Thanks for the info. Will we ever have the name of the "Whistleblower"? I can't understand
    why the Democrats have the power to go on all these witch hunts, wasting so much of the
    taxpayers money. It seems everything the President does for our country, they never
    work with him. It is obvious they had rather see the President fail, regardless what damage
    it does for the country.

  • Janet Bingham

    09/28/2019 03:54 PM

    Thank you for sorting some of this out. It is getting harder and harder to even untangle the Fox news stories to make any sense.

  • Bonita Rainey

    09/28/2019 03:43 PM

    Thank you Mike for finally giving us some of the real facts in the Ukraine fiasco! Thank goodness we finally have a president who doesn’t take any bull**** from the whining, poor excuse for politicians who are behind all the smear campaigns. I thought they were elected to serve the American people and not spend time on fruitless witch-hunts such as has been going on since the President took office. I think it’s time they put there petty differences aside and concentrate on making America Great again! They make me sick.

  • TERRY Schuster WILSON

    09/28/2019 03:36 PM

    Can the democrats be recalled and voted out next November for Lying

  • Anne turner

    09/28/2019 03:33 PM

    Compared to anything Trump might have done with asking a favor, it pales to what Biden did when VP. Doesn’t anyone care? . The argument would be that he wasn’t President but he took the same oath and is next in line. He was also representing his boss. This whole thing has so many ramifications: why would anyone want to serve any kind of government leadership role?Are we going to parse everything a President does on a daily basis just to get dirt; if we don’t like how an election came out are we going to just not accept it and then do everything in our power to get that person out; are we going to malign everyone the Pres. appoints and ruin stellar reps; is the media simply going to make their whole presentation an opinion piece, just to name a few. You can bet your bippy if the Dems win in 20, whoever is elected will have every day of their past and present life raked over with a fine tooth comb. What is wrong with the American people that we aren’t rebelling against the Dem rampant corruption? If you are Hilary or Biden, anything goes, Bill also for that matter. On what basis is Kavanaugh going to be impeached? Does evidence, or lack thereof, mean anything. I don’t like you so I’m going to destroy your good name with whatever it takes. How long before this carries through to our daily life and our local interplay. You didn’t give me the business .i wanted so .i will spread every possible vicious story I can make up. You failed my kid in math so i will start a story that you are a pedophile. You get my drift. Where does it stop?

  • Brenda Fraser

    09/28/2019 03:31 PM

    Not only are you informative, you are a hoot to read...always, just the right touch of needed humor!

  • Patricia Perriman

    09/28/2019 03:27 PM

    The Democrats are going to stop at nothing to undo the 2016 election. They can't stand it that they are not in power and President Trump is doing this nation so much good. Their platform is so far away from what we the Normal everyday People want they can't win and with this last hysterical actions they are only guaranteeing President Trump another 4 years. I am offended by their socialistic Ideas and sickened by their talk. Democrats of the past would roll over in their graves if we let them succeed in destroying America.

  • Lauren Perkins

    09/28/2019 03:17 PM

    LOVE your sense of humor!! I would look to Deep State Treasonous Commie John Brennan being behind this whole thing...

  • Ann Wright

    09/28/2019 02:41 PM

    LOVE your newsletter, Mike!! You are thorough, intelligent and well informed. Enjoy reading your take on things and using other sources to back it up, as well as your humor in interpreting the whole picture.
    Thanks, will continue to read your comments.

  • Joyce Birch

    09/28/2019 02:40 PM

    Governor, I can't thank you enough for your newsletters. I'm so disgusted, angry, & dismayed about the impeachment. I'm old enough to never, ever seen the likes of this country's hatred & anger. I'm really upset with Congress & really concerned about President Trump & VP Pence attacks. Why hasn't George Soros been brought in for an investigation for his part in antifa, Kavaugh, immigration, all the disruptions going on in the US? Since he's been behind the democrats for years. Glen Beck was on target with Soros. Pelosi should of never made an announcement before she had the documents. It's scares me because she's 3rd in line for the Presidency. Also, I'm shocked at Tliabs t-shirts, what class; it's digusting!!!

  • Hugh Gautier

    09/28/2019 02:38 PM

    1.) Kurt Volker resigned because his name was in "quotes", I agree with your
    comment we shall see.
    2.) They had prior knowledge of the "Whistleblower" from Clinton's attorney,
    your Bongino editorial piece. BTW, I subscribe to Bongino.
    3.) Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff are still on the quest to try to impeach a legally
    elected President, as they strive to do so they show how much strain that
    they are under.
    4.) ABC News Jumped the gun, so-to-speak when they went along with the
    other FAKE News sites in their reporting and found out there was nothing
    there but hot air. But then again what did you expect from the FAKE NEWS.
    5.) Solomon had good points and was sort of spot-on in his report. I knew
    about Biden bragging about his puling one on the Ukrainians by black-
    mailing them into removing a prosecutor who was investigating his son.
    5a.) He can try saying he didn't do anything.
    5b.) He might even say he didn't know about what his son was doing.
    5c.) In both cases he lied because he pushed a quid pro quo to Ukraine.
    6.) Eric Swalwell is an idiot. Had he had to go to a SCIFF to view the transcript
    he'd have been madder than a wet hen.
    6a.) Didn't know Whistleblower was not an upper-level employee.
    7.) Used 3rd party and hearsay crap for his whistle.
    7a.) Got help from Clinton's law firm to aid whistleblowers.
    7b.) Couldn't get facts right, because he wasn't originating party to the info.
    8.) Adam Schiff put words into the statement that "WERE NOT THE
    PRESIDENTS".
    9.) Ties leading to CIA and John Brennan as informer. Yup, Obama Admin.

    Everything has JUMBO ties to the Scandall ridden Obama Administration. No surprises here, but making those DemocRATs go after their own side will be like pulling teeth.

  • William Schlumpf

    09/28/2019 02:23 PM

    Actually in view of the events of this past week I would like to rephrase my question of Donald Trump. "Congratulations, Mr President. Now that the Democrats and their colluding friends in media have handed you a second term are you going to publicly thank them? For instance will you thank Adam (E.J.Fudd) Schiff? And Mr President, are you planning on going to Disney World?"

  • Stuart Bailey

    09/28/2019 02:12 PM

    Mike, your commentary reads like the script from the old Amos and Andy radio and early tv show..I wonder where the players/actors that are performing on the world stage of politics, rehearse. You can’t make this comedy up. George Stevens/ Adam Schiff is a real bobble head, and the rest of the Charlie Browns in the cast fall lock step in the narrative..the humor/Tragedy never ends..

  • Brad Barnes

    09/28/2019 01:48 PM

    Mike, your writing is honest, truthful, refreshing, challenging and witty, but I digress...

  • Kendra Strecker

    09/28/2019 01:47 PM

    Mike you can correct if I'm wrong, but I understand that what the President referred to WAS NOT money for info on BIDEN and his kid, but he was ASKING the President of Ukraine to look into HELPING US on the Russia meddling? Also, regarding whistle blowers, WHO changed the rules, ??OBAMA, SESSIONS??

  • Lisa M Pruitt

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    I'm just glad we have a trully good President that we can count on and also that we have a good guy like Huckabee that we can depend on also. I think we are blessed in a couple of ways. Thank you Mike Huckabee!

  • Deborah Williams

    09/28/2019 01:46 PM

    This is what I posted on Facebook...before they remove it.
    ****
    I’m just going to leave this here...

    So, the US is in the midst of China trade negotiations among other National Security issues.

    So it is the responsibility of the President to oversee National Security. A key component of National Security is to make sure a foe doesn’t have information or acts that could be used to blackmail an American.

    The 1.2 billion China laundered and “invested” with Hunter Biden(with Dad’s blessing) along with his partners(John Jerry’s step son and Mobster Whitey Bulger’s Nephew) is prime for Blackmail...ie National Security threat;

    The board position on the Ukrainian Gas company of Hunter Biden that was being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor which Joe Biden blackmailed the Ukraine until they fired said prosecutor, is prime for blackmail;

    Now you say, how can you prove the Ukrainian blackmail?

    Old Joe said so himself.

    Now ask yourself, if you were ice President and did all this, would you get by with it...nope!

    All this from a Whistleblower that isn’t a whistleblower because the statute says”first hand knowledge” not hearsay! They are a glorified coached leaker!

    May God Bless the USA!