Evening Edition - August 27

August 27, 2018 |

Its name is Mueller

They should name it "Mueller."  It's either a deep-dwelling, cold-blooded predator with outrageously long tentacles that can reach anywhere, or a squid.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/divers-stumble-upon-42-metre-long-squid-carcass/news-story/6309245ff3542ec6b8ae2ee00f34379e

The other Party

At their summer meeting in Chicago, the Democratic National Committee passed a rule requiring “gender-neutral” language and for all committees to have equal numbers of men and women.  Personally, I am OUTRAGED to hear that these so-called enlightened liberals think gender is “binary!” Do they not realize that there are, at current count, at least 57 genders, all of which much be represented equally?  That means each DNC committee must consist of at least 57 persons or self-identifying non-persons.  And if any committee has two heterosexual males or females, then the committee membership must be doubled to 114, to insure equal representation for all genders.

Remember: before you vote for Democrats in November, this is the kind of politicized micro-management they want to impose on the government and society at large.  That’s why, if you think of our economy as a fast-accelerating train, you should think of pulling the lever for Democrats as being the equivalent of pulling the brake cord.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/35028/dnc-goes-gender-neutral-demands-equal-numbers-men-ashe-schow



Remembering Senator McCain

As you surely know from the weekend filled with tributes, Sen. John McCain passed away Saturday night at 81, just one day after his family announced that he had stopped receiving treatments for brain cancer. 

Since we ran against each other in the 2008 GOP Presidential primary, and I campaigned for and with him after he won the nomination, media outlets asked me for my thoughts and memories.  Of course, he was a courageous warrior who sacrificed much for his country. But he was also a throwback to a time when people could be political opponents and disagree sharply on issues, but still not be enemies. He beat me fair and square, and then we joined forces and never once had a cross word.  He was an incredibly gracious and grateful person, and he put what he believed to be what was best for America above all else.   

I spoke about my experiences with Sen. McCain with Fox News, and this link will take you to that video.  I also want to express my deepest sympathy and prayers to his wife Cindy, his daughter Meghan and all the rest of his family and friends.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5826911551001/?#sp=show-clips

 

 

 Desperate attempt 

The latest desperate attempt from Democrats to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is to claim that judicial nominees should not be confirmed as long as the President is under investigation.  Two problems with that:

1.  As we now know, Donald Trump has been “under investigation” continuously since before he was even elected, in an undefined, unlimited, based-on-phony-evidence probe that will apparently keep going unto infinity, peeking under every rock and pebble to find a crime, any crime, to justify the investigation. By that standard, no President would ever be able to do anything, which I’m sure was the point, but it has no Constitutional basis.  

2.  The Democrats seem to forget that the Senate confirmed two of Bill Clinton’s SCOTUS picks while he was under investigation for actual crimes and under subpoena.  Even though Republicans disagreed with the liberal views of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer, both votes were hugely lopsided: 96-3 and 87-9, respectively.  Senate Republicans respected that Presidents have the power to nominate Justices and that elections have consequences.  Unfortunately, for most of today’s Democrats, the only consequences the last election held were that it cost them their sanity.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bill-clinton-got-supreme-court-pick-investigation-trump-get/

 

 

 

 Second Fleet returns

I’ve started to lose count of all the ways that President Trump has stood up to Russia (it’s hard to think of them all with Democrats, pundits and celebrities constantly screaming “Russian collusion!” and “Putin puppet!” in our ears), but I’d say this might be the strongest smackdown of all: Trump has reactivated the Navy’s Second Fleet.  It was established after World War II to keep Moscow in check and deactivated by President Barack (“Reset button/more flexibility after my reelection/here, take 20% of our uranium”) Obama.

After its deactivation, Russia turned more aggressive, invading eastern Ukraine and ramping up its naval activity in the Arctic and north Atlantic. The Trump Administration is not only reactivating the Second Fleet, but click this link to read the incredible resume of the man named to command it, Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, and what he has to say about its mission. It looks as if the days of allowing our military to be directed by poll-taking desk jockeys and liberal academics who’ve never seen battle are thankfully over.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-reactivates-fleet-aviator/

 

 

 

 Excellent article

Excellent article about last week’s media mental derailment over the Manafort and Cohen stories spelling the end at last for that wascally wabbit Trump, and how it proves they never really cared about Russian collusion, they’re just looking for anything, no matter how trivial or peripheral, to tar Trump.  When I saw the tweets from liberal celebrities demanding Trump’s impeachment following the Manafort verdict, in which he was convicted on eight counts of tax-related infractions that even one juror admitted should have been handled with a simple tax audit, I wanted to ask them this question:

“If someone who briefly worked for you were convicted of an unrelated crime that took place years before you knew him, should you be fired from your TV series/record contract/Broadway show?"

Since show business is one of the few industries with even sleazier hangers-on than politics, I have a feeling that would eliminate an awful lot of entertainment. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/robert-muellers-win-exposes-how-the-media-never-cared-about-russia-collusion


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 Prayers for the victims of Jacksonville shooting

Our prayers today for the victims of a surreal shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday, where a pro video gamer who had lost a tournament being shooting people for real, killing two and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself.  In a chilling turn, the gunshots were heard on the Internet livestream of the tournament before the plug was pulled. The FBI swarmed the shooter’s townhouse Sunday, and we’re still awaiting more information.  Some of what we do know is at this link, including the video, which I warn you is disturbing.  I don’t give publicity to killers by repeating their names and giving copycats any ideas that violence is a path to fame.  As in all such tragic cases, our attention and sympathies should be focused on the victims.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/27/fbi-swarms-family-home-jacksonville-landing-gunman-david-katz.html

 

 

 Leader under fire

A major world leader is facing calls for him to resign, and no, this isn’t yet another story about some ridiculous trumped-up Trump accusation.  The leader under fire is Pope Francis.  Former papal nuncio Archbishop Carla Maria Vigano wrote a scathing, 11-page letter, calling on the Pope to step down over accusations that he knew Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick had been placed under sanction by Pope Benedict XVI for decades of homosexual relations with adult seminariarians and sexual abuse of an altar boy but reinstated him anyway.

In the letter, the Archbishop lays out his case, then calls on Pope Francis to live up to his promise of full transparency in dealing with the church’s sexual abuse scandals by being “the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

The current archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, replied to CBS that “the McCarrick affair has been concluded,” but with recent sexual abuse stories in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and now this stunning challenge to the Pope, it’s obvious this story is far from concluded.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ex-archbishop-says-pope-resign/

 

 

 Cleaning up some loose ends

On Friday, Republican Troy Balderson was finally declared the winner of the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District over Democrat Danny O’Connor.  The election was held on August 7, but the race was so close that all the absentee and provisional ballots had to be counted.  In the end, Balderson won by 1,680 votes, which is 520 votes more than the threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. 

The race is being touted as a sign of Democratic strength, since it was a safe GOP district that Trump won in 2016 by 11 points.  But other analysts warn against reading too much into a one-shot special election.  Balderson and O’Connor will face each other again in November for a full term, and that’s when we’ll find out whether there really will be a “blue wave” or, as in 2016, just a bunch of red-faced pollsters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/24/ohio-gop-state-sen-troy-balderson-wins-us-house-special-election.html

 

 

 Sad news

Sad to report that the most successful playwright since William Shakespeare, and one of the most influential of all comedy writers, Neil Simon, has died at 91.  Simon wrote classic comedy material for TV, starting back in the early days when Sid Caesar was the king, as well as such classic movie comedies as “The Heartbreak Kid” and “The Goodbye Girl.”  But it was his stage plays that made him famous and that continue to be performed all over the world.  To name just a few: “Barefoot in the Park,” the “Brighton Beach” trilogy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Plaza Suite,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “Chapter Two,” “Sweet Charity” and “Promises, Promises” (I get tired just typing all the titled; imagine writing them all!) Many became movies, and the biggest hit of all, “The Odd Couple,” became both a movie and a long-running TV series.  At one point in 1967, he had four shows running on Broadway simultaneously.

Simon was so prolific because, as he once explained, “I am most alive and most fulfilled sitting alone in a room, hoping that those words forming on the paper in the Smith-Corona will be the first perfect play ever written in a single draft.”  Still, young comedy writers should take heart in knowing that not even Neil Simon could crank out a perfect play.  He once quipped that his plays weren’t written, they “were rewritten.”  Nobody rewrote jokes better.  It’s too bad we’re losing him at a time when the world needs genuine, heartfelt humor more than ever.

Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Simon. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/neil-simon-dead-91-owe-broderick/

 

 

Interesting read

See if you agree with this list of “Seven Ways Life Was Better 40 Years Ago.”  Whenever someone talks of “making America great again,” they are usually referring to either military strength, economic growth and jobs that can support the American Dream, or little things like these (i.e., kids being able to play outdoors instead of having the neighbors sic child services on moms for letting a child walk the dog around the block without a police escort.)

For some reason, liberals always claim that “making America great again” means Republicans want to bring back segregation or slavery.  Why would Republicans want to bring those things back when they had to fight so hard to get Democrats to give them up in the first place?  It’s interesting that that’s the first thing they think of when they hear “make America great again.” They claim it’s a “dog whistle,” but it’s odd that they seem to be the only dogs who hear it.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/7-ways-life-was-better-40-years-ago/

 

Gregg Jarrett speaks with startling clarity about DOJ scandal

My thanks to FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett for appearing with me on “Huckabee” on TBN this past weekend.  In his bestselling book “THE RUSSIA HOAX:  The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump” and in personal interviews, he has an almost startlingly clear way of pointing out what’s going on with Lady Justice’s blindfold these days, as President Trump stands accused of so-called “crimes” that are actually non-crimes and President wannabe Hillary Clinton is excused for “non-crimes” that are actually crimes.  There has never been anything like this in my lifetime.

I’ll tell you who needs to read the book most of all:  anyone who provides commentary on CNN, MSNBC or any one of numerous other news outlets that used to be worthy of at least a little respect.  They should be ashamed of themselves for committing journalistic fraud in their so-called coverage of these investigations.

On Sunday with Maria Bartiromo, Jarrett expounded on one of the main reasons justice got turned on its head:  the odd job performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ever since his first day at the DOJ.  It started before then, actually, because it’s still a mystery why he took the job in the first place when he decided on DAY ONE that he would recuse himself.  I doubt that many of us were aware of this, but according to Jarrett, Sessions “told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he began his recusal his first day in office.”  Sessions betrayed the President from the outset, Jarrett said, because he concealed the fact that he was going to recuse himself from all things related to Russia and the campaign.  (I would add that the President failed to anticipate the potential problem with appointing someone who’d been involved with the campaign, but even so, Sessions should have brought it up with him before taking the job.)

Jarrett writes in his book about “the law enforcers who became the law breakers,” and points out that Sessions has done precious little to go after them.  Why hasn’t Sessions gone after Hillary Clinton for her large-scale destruction of subpoenaed documents?  Why hasn’t he reopened the investigation of her mishandling of classified information, when literally hundred of thousands of documents found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were never examined?  And why in blazes hasn’t he launched an investigation into her payment, through devious channels, of a British ex-spy to create an anti-Trump “dossier” out of Russian gossip  (the only “Russian collusion” we’ve seen) and the fraudulent use of it by the FBI to deceive the FISA court?

The idea that a Presidential candidate is known to have been behind these things and is getting away with it is so preposterous, it’s hard to believe it isn’t some bizarre work of fiction, even more bizarre than the dossier itself.

Speaking of the dossier, Bruce Ohr, formerly the number-four in command at the Justice Department and also, unbelievably, the husband of Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, will –- finally –- testify behind closed doors before congressional committees on Tuesday.  He has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is why a DOJ official who wasn’t assigned to any part of the “Russia” probe was communicating so extensively with Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “dossier.”  Jarrett says he’s got 63 pages of notes, emails and text messages that Ohr exchanged with Steele.  So far, all of our suspicions about the “Russia” hoax have been proven right, and we know these two were up to no good.  Since Sessions doesn’t appear to be at all interested in the details, it’s just going to take congressional hearings to bring those to light.

Bring ‘em on.  In the meantime, not only should we all read THE RUSSIA HOAX –- Chapter 6 is all about the dossier –- but we should also study up a bit on campaign finance law.  Why?  Well, since no one has been able to tie Trump to Russian collusion, they’re stuck with trying to say he broke campaign finance law.  The fact that campaign finance law is really complicated makes it easier to accuse him.  Trump’s opponents get to put him in a situation in which they can condemn whatever decision he makes.

For example, they’re saying he was wrong –- wait, criminal –- by not counting payments made as part of non-disclosure agreements as campaign contributions.  But if he HAD called them campaign contributions and used campaign funds for the payoffs, they would be saying he’d violated the law by diverting campaign funds for his personal use.  Either way, they’d say he was breaking the law.

Andrew C. McCarthy talks about this and much more in his latest NATIONAL REVIEW column.  So that’s your assignment for today, class.  As far as we know, Bruce Ohr will be testifying tomorrow.  Between now and then, I may even come up with a list of fun questions for him.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/trump-cohen-hush-money-president-had-lack-of-criminal-intent/

 

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  • Tamara Cicogna

    08/27/2018 08:43 PM

    As a Roman Catholic, I am sorry to see the institution of the church in crisis this is nothing knew I remember when I studied the institution of the church, there was an Pope that was 3 years old , one who had his son become a pope, there was a lot of a lot of crazieness. The nuns I studied under told me to remember the clergy were not gods but human with all their frailties. But this did not change that has a Catholic you follow Jesus Christ and the Bible was our guidance we were taught that the New Testament clearly followed the Ten Commandments and gave us a easy way of living.
    I am still a devoted catholic, the pope and all the clergy that did horrible things under the guise of the Catholic Church are not the church or the religion . Judas was an apostle, he betrayed Jesus,. Peter three times betrayed Jesus by denying him he beg forgiveness repented and did great things . Paul was a horrible person when he used the name Saul. None of them changed Gods teachings . When I was in first grade , I was taught the reason I was put on earth was to work at getting closer to God so that when I left this earth I could spend eternity with him. The Catholic Church is a community that helps me remember that and helps me continue on my path to eternal life with God. So what the Clergy does is like what the swamp does we just got to clean it up. Maybe we need a pope like Trump ...haha...I like to Remember God has a plan. People have lost their way , we really need God right now. My motto let go let God .. I’m rambling thank you for the opportunity to clear my head

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    08/27/2018 08:21 PM

    The Symbol of the Democratic Party is very appropriate to today's awful "witch hunt".

  • AnneTurner

    08/27/2018 08:03 PM

    If Mr. Trump sirvives in office through his full term, I do not think he will be re-elected. I am not sure he will enen get the nomination. Why, you will ask? His policies have been good for the country, including minorities. He is having some success with difficult foreign leaders, and he would like to put in place a humane and sensible immigration policy. The problem that, although his policies are respected, he is not well like personally and it is his own fault. People don’t like self absorbed leaders. The rants are becoming counterproductive and are undignified. If you remember, when Reagan was so roundly criticized, he joked about it. He did not bemoan his fate. He took on the chin, but behaved like a gentleman. Even when Clinton was at his most crude with behavior, he still had that ability look reasonably presidential. He did not bemoan his fate. This is really too bad for the country, because Mr. .trump is a talented businessman and negotiator. Given the chance he could do great things, but Americans have a limited patience with self promoting braggards.

    I don’t think he will be convicted if impeached, but you can bet your bippy if the Dems take the House he will be; but if he were and Pence took over, the media, et all, would go after Pence as well. It is much harder to go after a gentleman with a quiet, pretty wife, who is not especially glamorous. In fact it might be better for the GOP in the long run to have Pence as President. I have been in the Trump camp until now. I am truly getting tired of his rants and tweets, and his constant moaning.. this upheaval, u h of which is his own undoing is masking the good news.

  • Kathy Griffey

    08/27/2018 07:40 PM

    I just want you to know how much I love watching your show. You are so down to earth and you make me somehow feel a little safer in this America that I do not even know anymore. Thank you for that.
    Ps...i love your daughter!

  • Peggy S Nelson

    08/27/2018 07:32 PM

    Hi Governor Huckabee, First time in a few days I have been able to read your comments. Your comments on McCain were very gracious. I like so many others are tired of the constant hunt to destroy President Trump. Keep of the good work.

  • donald l williams

    08/27/2018 07:24 PM

    trump fire sessions..just another one who has his snoot in the slop trough. for information every man pays his whore, so what, who gives a dam,,,not me

  • rodney Burke

    08/27/2018 07:23 PM

    for those of us in the Military, we cannot forget the Forrestal incident and the 133 guys who died because of McCain's arrogance and carelessness. The damage he did to his ship was in excusable and was swept under the rug by Dad. As time goes on, the truth will come out just like it did with Kerry who should be regarded as a"Hanoi Joe"Perhaps it is good he didn't win in 2008. Who knows what kind of Prez he would have been?

  • Gayle Mueller

    08/27/2018 07:20 PM

    Please don't blemish my last name anymore than the person that unfortunately shares it. I dare say a Very large portion of the Mueller's I know (several hundreds) can't stand him anymore than you and wish he'd change his name!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/27/2018 07:09 PM

    I get so discouraged reading about the Hillary abuses that have occurred, yet nothing ever happens! Why? Where are the Republicans? Where are the people who actually believe in the Constitution, laws, and true justice? I posed this question to someone I truly respect in the area of politics, and the answer was, power and money. Too money sweetheart deals are available in Washington to ever go after Hillary and Bill. Apparently they are flame proof. Sad.

  • Robert Goldenstein

    08/27/2018 06:54 PM

    Again you right on the money with truth as it really is.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/27/2018 06:33 PM

    Vatican: I say prosecute whole Vatican & anyone involved with kids or teens, & Remove from area.
    Worldwide, Purge Vatican.
    No exceptions.

Evening Edition - August 27

August 27, 2018 |

Its name is Mueller

They should name it "Mueller."  It's either a deep-dwelling, cold-blooded predator with outrageously long tentacles that can reach anywhere, or a squid.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/divers-stumble-upon-42-metre-long-squid-carcass/news-story/6309245ff3542ec6b8ae2ee00f34379e

The other Party

At their summer meeting in Chicago, the Democratic National Committee passed a rule requiring “gender-neutral” language and for all committees to have equal numbers of men and women.  Personally, I am OUTRAGED to hear that these so-called enlightened liberals think gender is “binary!” Do they not realize that there are, at current count, at least 57 genders, all of which much be represented equally?  That means each DNC committee must consist of at least 57 persons or self-identifying non-persons.  And if any committee has two heterosexual males or females, then the committee membership must be doubled to 114, to insure equal representation for all genders.

Remember: before you vote for Democrats in November, this is the kind of politicized micro-management they want to impose on the government and society at large.  That’s why, if you think of our economy as a fast-accelerating train, you should think of pulling the lever for Democrats as being the equivalent of pulling the brake cord.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/35028/dnc-goes-gender-neutral-demands-equal-numbers-men-ashe-schow



Remembering Senator McCain

As you surely know from the weekend filled with tributes, Sen. John McCain passed away Saturday night at 81, just one day after his family announced that he had stopped receiving treatments for brain cancer. 

Since we ran against each other in the 2008 GOP Presidential primary, and I campaigned for and with him after he won the nomination, media outlets asked me for my thoughts and memories.  Of course, he was a courageous warrior who sacrificed much for his country. But he was also a throwback to a time when people could be political opponents and disagree sharply on issues, but still not be enemies. He beat me fair and square, and then we joined forces and never once had a cross word.  He was an incredibly gracious and grateful person, and he put what he believed to be what was best for America above all else.   

I spoke about my experiences with Sen. McCain with Fox News, and this link will take you to that video.  I also want to express my deepest sympathy and prayers to his wife Cindy, his daughter Meghan and all the rest of his family and friends.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5826911551001/?#sp=show-clips

 

 

 Desperate attempt 

The latest desperate attempt from Democrats to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is to claim that judicial nominees should not be confirmed as long as the President is under investigation.  Two problems with that:

1.  As we now know, Donald Trump has been “under investigation” continuously since before he was even elected, in an undefined, unlimited, based-on-phony-evidence probe that will apparently keep going unto infinity, peeking under every rock and pebble to find a crime, any crime, to justify the investigation. By that standard, no President would ever be able to do anything, which I’m sure was the point, but it has no Constitutional basis.  

2.  The Democrats seem to forget that the Senate confirmed two of Bill Clinton’s SCOTUS picks while he was under investigation for actual crimes and under subpoena.  Even though Republicans disagreed with the liberal views of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer, both votes were hugely lopsided: 96-3 and 87-9, respectively.  Senate Republicans respected that Presidents have the power to nominate Justices and that elections have consequences.  Unfortunately, for most of today’s Democrats, the only consequences the last election held were that it cost them their sanity.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bill-clinton-got-supreme-court-pick-investigation-trump-get/

 

 

 

 Second Fleet returns

I’ve started to lose count of all the ways that President Trump has stood up to Russia (it’s hard to think of them all with Democrats, pundits and celebrities constantly screaming “Russian collusion!” and “Putin puppet!” in our ears), but I’d say this might be the strongest smackdown of all: Trump has reactivated the Navy’s Second Fleet.  It was established after World War II to keep Moscow in check and deactivated by President Barack (“Reset button/more flexibility after my reelection/here, take 20% of our uranium”) Obama.

After its deactivation, Russia turned more aggressive, invading eastern Ukraine and ramping up its naval activity in the Arctic and north Atlantic. The Trump Administration is not only reactivating the Second Fleet, but click this link to read the incredible resume of the man named to command it, Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, and what he has to say about its mission. It looks as if the days of allowing our military to be directed by poll-taking desk jockeys and liberal academics who’ve never seen battle are thankfully over.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-reactivates-fleet-aviator/

 

 

 

 Excellent article

Excellent article about last week’s media mental derailment over the Manafort and Cohen stories spelling the end at last for that wascally wabbit Trump, and how it proves they never really cared about Russian collusion, they’re just looking for anything, no matter how trivial or peripheral, to tar Trump.  When I saw the tweets from liberal celebrities demanding Trump’s impeachment following the Manafort verdict, in which he was convicted on eight counts of tax-related infractions that even one juror admitted should have been handled with a simple tax audit, I wanted to ask them this question:

“If someone who briefly worked for you were convicted of an unrelated crime that took place years before you knew him, should you be fired from your TV series/record contract/Broadway show?"

Since show business is one of the few industries with even sleazier hangers-on than politics, I have a feeling that would eliminate an awful lot of entertainment. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/robert-muellers-win-exposes-how-the-media-never-cared-about-russia-collusion


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 Prayers for the victims of Jacksonville shooting

Our prayers today for the victims of a surreal shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday, where a pro video gamer who had lost a tournament being shooting people for real, killing two and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself.  In a chilling turn, the gunshots were heard on the Internet livestream of the tournament before the plug was pulled. The FBI swarmed the shooter’s townhouse Sunday, and we’re still awaiting more information.  Some of what we do know is at this link, including the video, which I warn you is disturbing.  I don’t give publicity to killers by repeating their names and giving copycats any ideas that violence is a path to fame.  As in all such tragic cases, our attention and sympathies should be focused on the victims.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/27/fbi-swarms-family-home-jacksonville-landing-gunman-david-katz.html

 

 

 Leader under fire

A major world leader is facing calls for him to resign, and no, this isn’t yet another story about some ridiculous trumped-up Trump accusation.  The leader under fire is Pope Francis.  Former papal nuncio Archbishop Carla Maria Vigano wrote a scathing, 11-page letter, calling on the Pope to step down over accusations that he knew Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick had been placed under sanction by Pope Benedict XVI for decades of homosexual relations with adult seminariarians and sexual abuse of an altar boy but reinstated him anyway.

In the letter, the Archbishop lays out his case, then calls on Pope Francis to live up to his promise of full transparency in dealing with the church’s sexual abuse scandals by being “the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

The current archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, replied to CBS that “the McCarrick affair has been concluded,” but with recent sexual abuse stories in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and now this stunning challenge to the Pope, it’s obvious this story is far from concluded.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ex-archbishop-says-pope-resign/

 

 

 Cleaning up some loose ends

On Friday, Republican Troy Balderson was finally declared the winner of the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District over Democrat Danny O’Connor.  The election was held on August 7, but the race was so close that all the absentee and provisional ballots had to be counted.  In the end, Balderson won by 1,680 votes, which is 520 votes more than the threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. 

The race is being touted as a sign of Democratic strength, since it was a safe GOP district that Trump won in 2016 by 11 points.  But other analysts warn against reading too much into a one-shot special election.  Balderson and O’Connor will face each other again in November for a full term, and that’s when we’ll find out whether there really will be a “blue wave” or, as in 2016, just a bunch of red-faced pollsters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/24/ohio-gop-state-sen-troy-balderson-wins-us-house-special-election.html

 

 

 Sad news

Sad to report that the most successful playwright since William Shakespeare, and one of the most influential of all comedy writers, Neil Simon, has died at 91.  Simon wrote classic comedy material for TV, starting back in the early days when Sid Caesar was the king, as well as such classic movie comedies as “The Heartbreak Kid” and “The Goodbye Girl.”  But it was his stage plays that made him famous and that continue to be performed all over the world.  To name just a few: “Barefoot in the Park,” the “Brighton Beach” trilogy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Plaza Suite,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “Chapter Two,” “Sweet Charity” and “Promises, Promises” (I get tired just typing all the titled; imagine writing them all!) Many became movies, and the biggest hit of all, “The Odd Couple,” became both a movie and a long-running TV series.  At one point in 1967, he had four shows running on Broadway simultaneously.

Simon was so prolific because, as he once explained, “I am most alive and most fulfilled sitting alone in a room, hoping that those words forming on the paper in the Smith-Corona will be the first perfect play ever written in a single draft.”  Still, young comedy writers should take heart in knowing that not even Neil Simon could crank out a perfect play.  He once quipped that his plays weren’t written, they “were rewritten.”  Nobody rewrote jokes better.  It’s too bad we’re losing him at a time when the world needs genuine, heartfelt humor more than ever.

Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Simon. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/neil-simon-dead-91-owe-broderick/

 

 

Interesting read

See if you agree with this list of “Seven Ways Life Was Better 40 Years Ago.”  Whenever someone talks of “making America great again,” they are usually referring to either military strength, economic growth and jobs that can support the American Dream, or little things like these (i.e., kids being able to play outdoors instead of having the neighbors sic child services on moms for letting a child walk the dog around the block without a police escort.)

For some reason, liberals always claim that “making America great again” means Republicans want to bring back segregation or slavery.  Why would Republicans want to bring those things back when they had to fight so hard to get Democrats to give them up in the first place?  It’s interesting that that’s the first thing they think of when they hear “make America great again.” They claim it’s a “dog whistle,” but it’s odd that they seem to be the only dogs who hear it.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/7-ways-life-was-better-40-years-ago/

 

Gregg Jarrett speaks with startling clarity about DOJ scandal

My thanks to FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett for appearing with me on “Huckabee” on TBN this past weekend.  In his bestselling book “THE RUSSIA HOAX:  The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump” and in personal interviews, he has an almost startlingly clear way of pointing out what’s going on with Lady Justice’s blindfold these days, as President Trump stands accused of so-called “crimes” that are actually non-crimes and President wannabe Hillary Clinton is excused for “non-crimes” that are actually crimes.  There has never been anything like this in my lifetime.

I’ll tell you who needs to read the book most of all:  anyone who provides commentary on CNN, MSNBC or any one of numerous other news outlets that used to be worthy of at least a little respect.  They should be ashamed of themselves for committing journalistic fraud in their so-called coverage of these investigations.

On Sunday with Maria Bartiromo, Jarrett expounded on one of the main reasons justice got turned on its head:  the odd job performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ever since his first day at the DOJ.  It started before then, actually, because it’s still a mystery why he took the job in the first place when he decided on DAY ONE that he would recuse himself.  I doubt that many of us were aware of this, but according to Jarrett, Sessions “told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he began his recusal his first day in office.”  Sessions betrayed the President from the outset, Jarrett said, because he concealed the fact that he was going to recuse himself from all things related to Russia and the campaign.  (I would add that the President failed to anticipate the potential problem with appointing someone who’d been involved with the campaign, but even so, Sessions should have brought it up with him before taking the job.)

Jarrett writes in his book about “the law enforcers who became the law breakers,” and points out that Sessions has done precious little to go after them.  Why hasn’t Sessions gone after Hillary Clinton for her large-scale destruction of subpoenaed documents?  Why hasn’t he reopened the investigation of her mishandling of classified information, when literally hundred of thousands of documents found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were never examined?  And why in blazes hasn’t he launched an investigation into her payment, through devious channels, of a British ex-spy to create an anti-Trump “dossier” out of Russian gossip  (the only “Russian collusion” we’ve seen) and the fraudulent use of it by the FBI to deceive the FISA court?

The idea that a Presidential candidate is known to have been behind these things and is getting away with it is so preposterous, it’s hard to believe it isn’t some bizarre work of fiction, even more bizarre than the dossier itself.

Speaking of the dossier, Bruce Ohr, formerly the number-four in command at the Justice Department and also, unbelievably, the husband of Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, will –- finally –- testify behind closed doors before congressional committees on Tuesday.  He has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is why a DOJ official who wasn’t assigned to any part of the “Russia” probe was communicating so extensively with Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “dossier.”  Jarrett says he’s got 63 pages of notes, emails and text messages that Ohr exchanged with Steele.  So far, all of our suspicions about the “Russia” hoax have been proven right, and we know these two were up to no good.  Since Sessions doesn’t appear to be at all interested in the details, it’s just going to take congressional hearings to bring those to light.

Bring ‘em on.  In the meantime, not only should we all read THE RUSSIA HOAX –- Chapter 6 is all about the dossier –- but we should also study up a bit on campaign finance law.  Why?  Well, since no one has been able to tie Trump to Russian collusion, they’re stuck with trying to say he broke campaign finance law.  The fact that campaign finance law is really complicated makes it easier to accuse him.  Trump’s opponents get to put him in a situation in which they can condemn whatever decision he makes.

For example, they’re saying he was wrong –- wait, criminal –- by not counting payments made as part of non-disclosure agreements as campaign contributions.  But if he HAD called them campaign contributions and used campaign funds for the payoffs, they would be saying he’d violated the law by diverting campaign funds for his personal use.  Either way, they’d say he was breaking the law.

Andrew C. McCarthy talks about this and much more in his latest NATIONAL REVIEW column.  So that’s your assignment for today, class.  As far as we know, Bruce Ohr will be testifying tomorrow.  Between now and then, I may even come up with a list of fun questions for him.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/trump-cohen-hush-money-president-had-lack-of-criminal-intent/

 

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  • Tamara Cicogna

    08/27/2018 08:43 PM

    As a Roman Catholic, I am sorry to see the institution of the church in crisis this is nothing knew I remember when I studied the institution of the church, there was an Pope that was 3 years old , one who had his son become a pope, there was a lot of a lot of crazieness. The nuns I studied under told me to remember the clergy were not gods but human with all their frailties. But this did not change that has a Catholic you follow Jesus Christ and the Bible was our guidance we were taught that the New Testament clearly followed the Ten Commandments and gave us a easy way of living.
    I am still a devoted catholic, the pope and all the clergy that did horrible things under the guise of the Catholic Church are not the church or the religion . Judas was an apostle, he betrayed Jesus,. Peter three times betrayed Jesus by denying him he beg forgiveness repented and did great things . Paul was a horrible person when he used the name Saul. None of them changed Gods teachings . When I was in first grade , I was taught the reason I was put on earth was to work at getting closer to God so that when I left this earth I could spend eternity with him. The Catholic Church is a community that helps me remember that and helps me continue on my path to eternal life with God. So what the Clergy does is like what the swamp does we just got to clean it up. Maybe we need a pope like Trump ...haha...I like to Remember God has a plan. People have lost their way , we really need God right now. My motto let go let God .. I’m rambling thank you for the opportunity to clear my head

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    08/27/2018 08:21 PM

    The Symbol of the Democratic Party is very appropriate to today's awful "witch hunt".

  • AnneTurner

    08/27/2018 08:03 PM

    If Mr. Trump sirvives in office through his full term, I do not think he will be re-elected. I am not sure he will enen get the nomination. Why, you will ask? His policies have been good for the country, including minorities. He is having some success with difficult foreign leaders, and he would like to put in place a humane and sensible immigration policy. The problem that, although his policies are respected, he is not well like personally and it is his own fault. People don’t like self absorbed leaders. The rants are becoming counterproductive and are undignified. If you remember, when Reagan was so roundly criticized, he joked about it. He did not bemoan his fate. He took on the chin, but behaved like a gentleman. Even when Clinton was at his most crude with behavior, he still had that ability look reasonably presidential. He did not bemoan his fate. This is really too bad for the country, because Mr. .trump is a talented businessman and negotiator. Given the chance he could do great things, but Americans have a limited patience with self promoting braggards.

    I don’t think he will be convicted if impeached, but you can bet your bippy if the Dems take the House he will be; but if he were and Pence took over, the media, et all, would go after Pence as well. It is much harder to go after a gentleman with a quiet, pretty wife, who is not especially glamorous. In fact it might be better for the GOP in the long run to have Pence as President. I have been in the Trump camp until now. I am truly getting tired of his rants and tweets, and his constant moaning.. this upheaval, u h of which is his own undoing is masking the good news.

  • Kathy Griffey

    08/27/2018 07:40 PM

    I just want you to know how much I love watching your show. You are so down to earth and you make me somehow feel a little safer in this America that I do not even know anymore. Thank you for that.
    Ps...i love your daughter!

  • Peggy S Nelson

    08/27/2018 07:32 PM

    Hi Governor Huckabee, First time in a few days I have been able to read your comments. Your comments on McCain were very gracious. I like so many others are tired of the constant hunt to destroy President Trump. Keep of the good work.

  • donald l williams

    08/27/2018 07:24 PM

    trump fire sessions..just another one who has his snoot in the slop trough. for information every man pays his whore, so what, who gives a dam,,,not me

  • rodney Burke

    08/27/2018 07:23 PM

    for those of us in the Military, we cannot forget the Forrestal incident and the 133 guys who died because of McCain's arrogance and carelessness. The damage he did to his ship was in excusable and was swept under the rug by Dad. As time goes on, the truth will come out just like it did with Kerry who should be regarded as a"Hanoi Joe"Perhaps it is good he didn't win in 2008. Who knows what kind of Prez he would have been?

  • Gayle Mueller

    08/27/2018 07:20 PM

    Please don't blemish my last name anymore than the person that unfortunately shares it. I dare say a Very large portion of the Mueller's I know (several hundreds) can't stand him anymore than you and wish he'd change his name!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/27/2018 07:09 PM

    I get so discouraged reading about the Hillary abuses that have occurred, yet nothing ever happens! Why? Where are the Republicans? Where are the people who actually believe in the Constitution, laws, and true justice? I posed this question to someone I truly respect in the area of politics, and the answer was, power and money. Too money sweetheart deals are available in Washington to ever go after Hillary and Bill. Apparently they are flame proof. Sad.

  • Robert Goldenstein

    08/27/2018 06:54 PM

    Again you right on the money with truth as it really is.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/27/2018 06:33 PM

    Vatican: I say prosecute whole Vatican & anyone involved with kids or teens, & Remove from area.
    Worldwide, Purge Vatican.
    No exceptions.

Evening Edition - August 27

August 27, 2018 |

Its name is Mueller

They should name it "Mueller."  It's either a deep-dwelling, cold-blooded predator with outrageously long tentacles that can reach anywhere, or a squid.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/divers-stumble-upon-42-metre-long-squid-carcass/news-story/6309245ff3542ec6b8ae2ee00f34379e

The other Party

At their summer meeting in Chicago, the Democratic National Committee passed a rule requiring “gender-neutral” language and for all committees to have equal numbers of men and women.  Personally, I am OUTRAGED to hear that these so-called enlightened liberals think gender is “binary!” Do they not realize that there are, at current count, at least 57 genders, all of which much be represented equally?  That means each DNC committee must consist of at least 57 persons or self-identifying non-persons.  And if any committee has two heterosexual males or females, then the committee membership must be doubled to 114, to insure equal representation for all genders.

Remember: before you vote for Democrats in November, this is the kind of politicized micro-management they want to impose on the government and society at large.  That’s why, if you think of our economy as a fast-accelerating train, you should think of pulling the lever for Democrats as being the equivalent of pulling the brake cord.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/35028/dnc-goes-gender-neutral-demands-equal-numbers-men-ashe-schow



Remembering Senator McCain

As you surely know from the weekend filled with tributes, Sen. John McCain passed away Saturday night at 81, just one day after his family announced that he had stopped receiving treatments for brain cancer. 

Since we ran against each other in the 2008 GOP Presidential primary, and I campaigned for and with him after he won the nomination, media outlets asked me for my thoughts and memories.  Of course, he was a courageous warrior who sacrificed much for his country. But he was also a throwback to a time when people could be political opponents and disagree sharply on issues, but still not be enemies. He beat me fair and square, and then we joined forces and never once had a cross word.  He was an incredibly gracious and grateful person, and he put what he believed to be what was best for America above all else.   

I spoke about my experiences with Sen. McCain with Fox News, and this link will take you to that video.  I also want to express my deepest sympathy and prayers to his wife Cindy, his daughter Meghan and all the rest of his family and friends.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5826911551001/?#sp=show-clips

 

 

 Desperate attempt 

The latest desperate attempt from Democrats to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is to claim that judicial nominees should not be confirmed as long as the President is under investigation.  Two problems with that:

1.  As we now know, Donald Trump has been “under investigation” continuously since before he was even elected, in an undefined, unlimited, based-on-phony-evidence probe that will apparently keep going unto infinity, peeking under every rock and pebble to find a crime, any crime, to justify the investigation. By that standard, no President would ever be able to do anything, which I’m sure was the point, but it has no Constitutional basis.  

2.  The Democrats seem to forget that the Senate confirmed two of Bill Clinton’s SCOTUS picks while he was under investigation for actual crimes and under subpoena.  Even though Republicans disagreed with the liberal views of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer, both votes were hugely lopsided: 96-3 and 87-9, respectively.  Senate Republicans respected that Presidents have the power to nominate Justices and that elections have consequences.  Unfortunately, for most of today’s Democrats, the only consequences the last election held were that it cost them their sanity.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bill-clinton-got-supreme-court-pick-investigation-trump-get/

 

 

 

 Second Fleet returns

I’ve started to lose count of all the ways that President Trump has stood up to Russia (it’s hard to think of them all with Democrats, pundits and celebrities constantly screaming “Russian collusion!” and “Putin puppet!” in our ears), but I’d say this might be the strongest smackdown of all: Trump has reactivated the Navy’s Second Fleet.  It was established after World War II to keep Moscow in check and deactivated by President Barack (“Reset button/more flexibility after my reelection/here, take 20% of our uranium”) Obama.

After its deactivation, Russia turned more aggressive, invading eastern Ukraine and ramping up its naval activity in the Arctic and north Atlantic. The Trump Administration is not only reactivating the Second Fleet, but click this link to read the incredible resume of the man named to command it, Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, and what he has to say about its mission. It looks as if the days of allowing our military to be directed by poll-taking desk jockeys and liberal academics who’ve never seen battle are thankfully over.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-reactivates-fleet-aviator/

 

 

 

 Excellent article

Excellent article about last week’s media mental derailment over the Manafort and Cohen stories spelling the end at last for that wascally wabbit Trump, and how it proves they never really cared about Russian collusion, they’re just looking for anything, no matter how trivial or peripheral, to tar Trump.  When I saw the tweets from liberal celebrities demanding Trump’s impeachment following the Manafort verdict, in which he was convicted on eight counts of tax-related infractions that even one juror admitted should have been handled with a simple tax audit, I wanted to ask them this question:

“If someone who briefly worked for you were convicted of an unrelated crime that took place years before you knew him, should you be fired from your TV series/record contract/Broadway show?"

Since show business is one of the few industries with even sleazier hangers-on than politics, I have a feeling that would eliminate an awful lot of entertainment. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/robert-muellers-win-exposes-how-the-media-never-cared-about-russia-collusion


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 Prayers for the victims of Jacksonville shooting

Our prayers today for the victims of a surreal shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday, where a pro video gamer who had lost a tournament being shooting people for real, killing two and injuring 11 others before turning the gun on himself.  In a chilling turn, the gunshots were heard on the Internet livestream of the tournament before the plug was pulled. The FBI swarmed the shooter’s townhouse Sunday, and we’re still awaiting more information.  Some of what we do know is at this link, including the video, which I warn you is disturbing.  I don’t give publicity to killers by repeating their names and giving copycats any ideas that violence is a path to fame.  As in all such tragic cases, our attention and sympathies should be focused on the victims.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/27/fbi-swarms-family-home-jacksonville-landing-gunman-david-katz.html

 

 

 Leader under fire

A major world leader is facing calls for him to resign, and no, this isn’t yet another story about some ridiculous trumped-up Trump accusation.  The leader under fire is Pope Francis.  Former papal nuncio Archbishop Carla Maria Vigano wrote a scathing, 11-page letter, calling on the Pope to step down over accusations that he knew Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick had been placed under sanction by Pope Benedict XVI for decades of homosexual relations with adult seminariarians and sexual abuse of an altar boy but reinstated him anyway.

In the letter, the Archbishop lays out his case, then calls on Pope Francis to live up to his promise of full transparency in dealing with the church’s sexual abuse scandals by being “the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

The current archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, replied to CBS that “the McCarrick affair has been concluded,” but with recent sexual abuse stories in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and now this stunning challenge to the Pope, it’s obvious this story is far from concluded.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ex-archbishop-says-pope-resign/

 

 

 Cleaning up some loose ends

On Friday, Republican Troy Balderson was finally declared the winner of the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District over Democrat Danny O’Connor.  The election was held on August 7, but the race was so close that all the absentee and provisional ballots had to be counted.  In the end, Balderson won by 1,680 votes, which is 520 votes more than the threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. 

The race is being touted as a sign of Democratic strength, since it was a safe GOP district that Trump won in 2016 by 11 points.  But other analysts warn against reading too much into a one-shot special election.  Balderson and O’Connor will face each other again in November for a full term, and that’s when we’ll find out whether there really will be a “blue wave” or, as in 2016, just a bunch of red-faced pollsters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/24/ohio-gop-state-sen-troy-balderson-wins-us-house-special-election.html

 

 

 Sad news

Sad to report that the most successful playwright since William Shakespeare, and one of the most influential of all comedy writers, Neil Simon, has died at 91.  Simon wrote classic comedy material for TV, starting back in the early days when Sid Caesar was the king, as well as such classic movie comedies as “The Heartbreak Kid” and “The Goodbye Girl.”  But it was his stage plays that made him famous and that continue to be performed all over the world.  To name just a few: “Barefoot in the Park,” the “Brighton Beach” trilogy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Plaza Suite,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “Chapter Two,” “Sweet Charity” and “Promises, Promises” (I get tired just typing all the titled; imagine writing them all!) Many became movies, and the biggest hit of all, “The Odd Couple,” became both a movie and a long-running TV series.  At one point in 1967, he had four shows running on Broadway simultaneously.

Simon was so prolific because, as he once explained, “I am most alive and most fulfilled sitting alone in a room, hoping that those words forming on the paper in the Smith-Corona will be the first perfect play ever written in a single draft.”  Still, young comedy writers should take heart in knowing that not even Neil Simon could crank out a perfect play.  He once quipped that his plays weren’t written, they “were rewritten.”  Nobody rewrote jokes better.  It’s too bad we’re losing him at a time when the world needs genuine, heartfelt humor more than ever.

Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Simon. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/neil-simon-dead-91-owe-broderick/

 

 

Interesting read

See if you agree with this list of “Seven Ways Life Was Better 40 Years Ago.”  Whenever someone talks of “making America great again,” they are usually referring to either military strength, economic growth and jobs that can support the American Dream, or little things like these (i.e., kids being able to play outdoors instead of having the neighbors sic child services on moms for letting a child walk the dog around the block without a police escort.)

For some reason, liberals always claim that “making America great again” means Republicans want to bring back segregation or slavery.  Why would Republicans want to bring those things back when they had to fight so hard to get Democrats to give them up in the first place?  It’s interesting that that’s the first thing they think of when they hear “make America great again.” They claim it’s a “dog whistle,” but it’s odd that they seem to be the only dogs who hear it.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/7-ways-life-was-better-40-years-ago/

 

Gregg Jarrett speaks with startling clarity about DOJ scandal

My thanks to FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett for appearing with me on “Huckabee” on TBN this past weekend.  In his bestselling book “THE RUSSIA HOAX:  The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump” and in personal interviews, he has an almost startlingly clear way of pointing out what’s going on with Lady Justice’s blindfold these days, as President Trump stands accused of so-called “crimes” that are actually non-crimes and President wannabe Hillary Clinton is excused for “non-crimes” that are actually crimes.  There has never been anything like this in my lifetime.

I’ll tell you who needs to read the book most of all:  anyone who provides commentary on CNN, MSNBC or any one of numerous other news outlets that used to be worthy of at least a little respect.  They should be ashamed of themselves for committing journalistic fraud in their so-called coverage of these investigations.

On Sunday with Maria Bartiromo, Jarrett expounded on one of the main reasons justice got turned on its head:  the odd job performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ever since his first day at the DOJ.  It started before then, actually, because it’s still a mystery why he took the job in the first place when he decided on DAY ONE that he would recuse himself.  I doubt that many of us were aware of this, but according to Jarrett, Sessions “told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he began his recusal his first day in office.”  Sessions betrayed the President from the outset, Jarrett said, because he concealed the fact that he was going to recuse himself from all things related to Russia and the campaign.  (I would add that the President failed to anticipate the potential problem with appointing someone who’d been involved with the campaign, but even so, Sessions should have brought it up with him before taking the job.)

Jarrett writes in his book about “the law enforcers who became the law breakers,” and points out that Sessions has done precious little to go after them.  Why hasn’t Sessions gone after Hillary Clinton for her large-scale destruction of subpoenaed documents?  Why hasn’t he reopened the investigation of her mishandling of classified information, when literally hundred of thousands of documents found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were never examined?  And why in blazes hasn’t he launched an investigation into her payment, through devious channels, of a British ex-spy to create an anti-Trump “dossier” out of Russian gossip  (the only “Russian collusion” we’ve seen) and the fraudulent use of it by the FBI to deceive the FISA court?

The idea that a Presidential candidate is known to have been behind these things and is getting away with it is so preposterous, it’s hard to believe it isn’t some bizarre work of fiction, even more bizarre than the dossier itself.

Speaking of the dossier, Bruce Ohr, formerly the number-four in command at the Justice Department and also, unbelievably, the husband of Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, will –- finally –- testify behind closed doors before congressional committees on Tuesday.  He has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is why a DOJ official who wasn’t assigned to any part of the “Russia” probe was communicating so extensively with Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “dossier.”  Jarrett says he’s got 63 pages of notes, emails and text messages that Ohr exchanged with Steele.  So far, all of our suspicions about the “Russia” hoax have been proven right, and we know these two were up to no good.  Since Sessions doesn’t appear to be at all interested in the details, it’s just going to take congressional hearings to bring those to light.

Bring ‘em on.  In the meantime, not only should we all read THE RUSSIA HOAX –- Chapter 6 is all about the dossier –- but we should also study up a bit on campaign finance law.  Why?  Well, since no one has been able to tie Trump to Russian collusion, they’re stuck with trying to say he broke campaign finance law.  The fact that campaign finance law is really complicated makes it easier to accuse him.  Trump’s opponents get to put him in a situation in which they can condemn whatever decision he makes.

For example, they’re saying he was wrong –- wait, criminal –- by not counting payments made as part of non-disclosure agreements as campaign contributions.  But if he HAD called them campaign contributions and used campaign funds for the payoffs, they would be saying he’d violated the law by diverting campaign funds for his personal use.  Either way, they’d say he was breaking the law.

Andrew C. McCarthy talks about this and much more in his latest NATIONAL REVIEW column.  So that’s your assignment for today, class.  As far as we know, Bruce Ohr will be testifying tomorrow.  Between now and then, I may even come up with a list of fun questions for him.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/trump-cohen-hush-money-president-had-lack-of-criminal-intent/

 

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  • Tamara Cicogna

    08/27/2018 08:43 PM

    As a Roman Catholic, I am sorry to see the institution of the church in crisis this is nothing knew I remember when I studied the institution of the church, there was an Pope that was 3 years old , one who had his son become a pope, there was a lot of a lot of crazieness. The nuns I studied under told me to remember the clergy were not gods but human with all their frailties. But this did not change that has a Catholic you follow Jesus Christ and the Bible was our guidance we were taught that the New Testament clearly followed the Ten Commandments and gave us a easy way of living.
    I am still a devoted catholic, the pope and all the clergy that did horrible things under the guise of the Catholic Church are not the church or the religion . Judas was an apostle, he betrayed Jesus,. Peter three times betrayed Jesus by denying him he beg forgiveness repented and did great things . Paul was a horrible person when he used the name Saul. None of them changed Gods teachings . When I was in first grade , I was taught the reason I was put on earth was to work at getting closer to God so that when I left this earth I could spend eternity with him. The Catholic Church is a community that helps me remember that and helps me continue on my path to eternal life with God. So what the Clergy does is like what the swamp does we just got to clean it up. Maybe we need a pope like Trump ...haha...I like to Remember God has a plan. People have lost their way , we really need God right now. My motto let go let God .. I’m rambling thank you for the opportunity to clear my head

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    08/27/2018 08:21 PM

    The Symbol of the Democratic Party is very appropriate to today's awful "witch hunt".

  • AnneTurner

    08/27/2018 08:03 PM

    If Mr. Trump sirvives in office through his full term, I do not think he will be re-elected. I am not sure he will enen get the nomination. Why, you will ask? His policies have been good for the country, including minorities. He is having some success with difficult foreign leaders, and he would like to put in place a humane and sensible immigration policy. The problem that, although his policies are respected, he is not well like personally and it is his own fault. People don’t like self absorbed leaders. The rants are becoming counterproductive and are undignified. If you remember, when Reagan was so roundly criticized, he joked about it. He did not bemoan his fate. He took on the chin, but behaved like a gentleman. Even when Clinton was at his most crude with behavior, he still had that ability look reasonably presidential. He did not bemoan his fate. This is really too bad for the country, because Mr. .trump is a talented businessman and negotiator. Given the chance he could do great things, but Americans have a limited patience with self promoting braggards.

    I don’t think he will be convicted if impeached, but you can bet your bippy if the Dems take the House he will be; but if he were and Pence took over, the media, et all, would go after Pence as well. It is much harder to go after a gentleman with a quiet, pretty wife, who is not especially glamorous. In fact it might be better for the GOP in the long run to have Pence as President. I have been in the Trump camp until now. I am truly getting tired of his rants and tweets, and his constant moaning.. this upheaval, u h of which is his own undoing is masking the good news.

  • Kathy Griffey

    08/27/2018 07:40 PM

    I just want you to know how much I love watching your show. You are so down to earth and you make me somehow feel a little safer in this America that I do not even know anymore. Thank you for that.
    Ps...i love your daughter!

  • Peggy S Nelson

    08/27/2018 07:32 PM

    Hi Governor Huckabee, First time in a few days I have been able to read your comments. Your comments on McCain were very gracious. I like so many others are tired of the constant hunt to destroy President Trump. Keep of the good work.

  • donald l williams

    08/27/2018 07:24 PM

    trump fire sessions..just another one who has his snoot in the slop trough. for information every man pays his whore, so what, who gives a dam,,,not me

  • rodney Burke

    08/27/2018 07:23 PM

    for those of us in the Military, we cannot forget the Forrestal incident and the 133 guys who died because of McCain's arrogance and carelessness. The damage he did to his ship was in excusable and was swept under the rug by Dad. As time goes on, the truth will come out just like it did with Kerry who should be regarded as a"Hanoi Joe"Perhaps it is good he didn't win in 2008. Who knows what kind of Prez he would have been?

  • Gayle Mueller

    08/27/2018 07:20 PM

    Please don't blemish my last name anymore than the person that unfortunately shares it. I dare say a Very large portion of the Mueller's I know (several hundreds) can't stand him anymore than you and wish he'd change his name!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/27/2018 07:09 PM

    I get so discouraged reading about the Hillary abuses that have occurred, yet nothing ever happens! Why? Where are the Republicans? Where are the people who actually believe in the Constitution, laws, and true justice? I posed this question to someone I truly respect in the area of politics, and the answer was, power and money. Too money sweetheart deals are available in Washington to ever go after Hillary and Bill. Apparently they are flame proof. Sad.

  • Robert Goldenstein

    08/27/2018 06:54 PM

    Again you right on the money with truth as it really is.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/27/2018 06:33 PM

    Vatican: I say prosecute whole Vatican & anyone involved with kids or teens, & Remove from area.
    Worldwide, Purge Vatican.
    No exceptions.