At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

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  • Mari

    05/10/2019 01:52 PM

    So what. THIS is not news. NEWS will be when there is an INDICTMENT. WHEN is something going to happen that has some REAL import to the American people? WHEN?

  • Robert Louise Blair Mize

    05/10/2019 01:37 PM

    The truth can only be hidden for so long, then people can't remember what lies they have told to cover it.

  • Charles Richard Morgan Jr.

    05/10/2019 01:33 PM

    Mr. Huckabee
    Why is it taking so long for investigation and charges not been charged, is this to give time for Democrats to spin more concussion on the dossier?
    The American people should be able to trust in their countries intelligence agencies be against forigen powers not against American's. I can not trust any of these agencies as they now stand and should not be trusted in any cases brought forth in the judicial system. And that's another system that should be held in question if they are being fair, lady justice blindfold has holes in it not only are attorneys are ambulance chasers so are the Judges of this country, only have to look at the Somllett case but to the 9th Circuit Court to see this, so how are we to know about the FISA justices and if they are to honorable and truthful. It's gotten that ordinary Americans have no recourse to a truthfull and fair justice system or law enforcement agencies!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/10/2019 01:08 PM

    Wray was in on it too, as were many higher-ups in the Obama admin. None of these people would have the chutzpah to go out on a limb that far unless they thought Hillary's election was a foregone conclusion. Some of these people are going to get immunity and start singing, at which point Dem leadership will ratchet up the rhetoric another notch - Bam, just like Emeril says ;-} but the more that comes out, the more shrill their comments will become. Noise funnel indeed !

  • Alice Sheppard

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    This has to be the reason the dims (spelling deliberate) are going after Don, Jr. They're warning Trump off. But will our AG press this oe will he let it go??

  • Mary Lee Sprague

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    Sadly at this point, I am so weary of this long struggle, I cannot get too excited when I finally read the truth. Hopefully there are those that love the truth who will go on. Thank you for fighting the good fight.

  • Paulette Taylor

    05/10/2019 12:55 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Thank you for another treasure trove of the truth. This soap opera might drag on and on, but there people will be held accountable in the end. We might not be around to see it, but we know Jesus is the final judge.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/10/2019 12:48 PM

    When you have an evil, conniving mind, you will do anything and deny it. It is my prayer that evil will be proven and punished. America deserves better.

  • Terry Ingle

    05/10/2019 12:43 PM

    Not difficult to figure out why these lefties want to keep the country focused on Trump/Barr non-issues. As we learn more about the ACTUAL collusion going on in the deep state...Oh wait!...squirrel...!

  • john Bergman

    05/10/2019 12:35 PM

    I can only hope and Pray ...that the real criminals are "investigated" as thorough as our PRESIDENT.

  • Carmine Fea

    05/10/2019 12:25 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: Thank you. It was good to read your recap of the truth about FBI and DOJ corruption to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign reported by Solomon and Rep. Meadows on Hannity last night. My problem, a republican problem, is that bringing to justice the perpetrators of corruption against President Trump is moving in slow motion. In the meantime, the democrats continue to tell the voters lies about Trump, abuse their power, manipulate the law and charges and threats of charges against republicans, continuing to dominate the news falsely brainwashing the voting public. We republicans must do better in order to win in 2020.

  • Ruth Ferraro

    05/10/2019 12:21 PM

    Thank you for always giving us updates. Unfortunately there will be many that will never believe the truth. I appreciate reading all your comments on a daily basis. God bless you and your wonderful family - especially Sarah!

  • Diane Rowlands

    05/10/2019 12:18 PM

    BArr should take them to court especially Brennan and Comey

  • John Chiero

    05/10/2019 12:17 PM

    Wray is a swamp rat! Trump made a big mistake appointing him FBI director! He is riding shotgun for all the other criminal FBI personnel that has lingered in the muslim spy’s established department! No one associated with FBI within the upper echelons of the muslim spy’s should have ever been appointed

  • Patricia Frances Adams

    05/10/2019 12:16 PM

    “When you see all these things do not dismay ...look up! your redemption draws near” it is written??????

  • Anne Fernandes

    05/10/2019 12:11 PM

    Lord, please continue to sustain the men and women involved in the surgery of these gangrenous limbs. I guess it gangrene could happen with any untended infection, especially when your place of residence is a swamp. This process has been elongated, frustrating, and very painful to watch as our country's values have been denigrated. But, Lord, I know better than to become despairing! Prayer Warriors across the country have committed themselves for the duration of the swamp drainage. Thank You, Lord, and lead on. Much is at stake.

  • Harold Levi

    05/10/2019 12:09 PM

    Sir, our local schools are in a mess. I thank God everyday that I live in a small rural community in North Georgia that his not succumbed to the rank stupidity of California and many other places. My grand-kids know who Robert E. Lee is/was. My greater concern are the colleges. One granddaughter is going to start Young Harris College this fall. I know the school is a liberal leftest school, but is forced to move to a more middle ground because of the communities around them and the boys flying Battle Flags from their pickups. Parents need a reliable source that provides ratings on Colleges, social and Christian ratings along with academic. Your help would be most appreciated.

  • Brenda Livingston

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Look forward everyday to reading your morning and evening news. Love the Huckabee show on TBN, also.
    The TBN Conversation show with Sarah , your favorite daughter, was so interesting. I grew up in Arkadelphia, so
    I could relate to the funny part about Sarah suing her dad. Thank you for being such an honorable man !

  • Dan Broughton

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Mike: The objective of the democrats has GOT to be to "run out the clock" and hope Trump doesn't get re-elected. This whole debacle has gone on forever and I worry we'll not have A.G. Barr in office long enough to resolve the issues. Just my opinion.

  • grace bryson

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Trump's 4th biggest mistake after not firing swampsessions and ratwray and making # 1 priority day 1 immigration reform(which he has increased illegal immigration and the rise of drugs) was not firing most of the obamaites in each dept that remain there today. Now let's see if Barr is LAW AND ORDER OR THE SWAMP- if he doesn't do as Levin suggested (and we all know Levin is correct) then trump should can him tomorrow and hire levin

  • Richard Payne

    05/10/2019 11:58 AM

    When will something be done? Is there no one in this country that has the will and power to put those who tried to overthrow this government where they belong. In Jail!

  • Willem Erasmus

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Thank you Governor, for your timely and honest updates.
    We have all this evidence popping up, when will we see some action taken? Or won't there be? Are these people all above the law? blessings.

  • Tim Touchstone

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Mike, do you have confidence that Barr will use this information to proceed with a criminal investigation? In my mind, there's no telling who in the democratic party were involved in this, besides the Clintons and Obama. This could be a very exciting "tipping point" for not only President Trump, but for our country!
    Thanks for everything you do for the conservative majority.

  • shelley Rubinstein

    05/10/2019 11:56 AM

    Love your work and the other contributors, especially Ainsworth. Post much of what you write on my Facebook timeline. My friends think my analysis is "brilliant" even though I ALWAYS note who writes the articles I post! Thanks for making me look so good, Mike and Company and, PLEASE, keep up the good work! (What you and your amazing warrior daughter do are two of the defenses keeping us from falling into the chaos the regressives so belligerently and obsessively press for...) THANKS!

  • Suzanne Russell

    05/10/2019 11:55 AM

    Thanks for continuing to get the truth out there! Because we all are doing that, I think that eventually we will win and truth will prevail. I just hope it happens soon and people wake up to what is really going on in our country. We are in serious trouble and God has given us another chance through Donald Trump and the people working WITH him to stabilize our country. Everything can turn on a dime though unless these corrupt people are put out of office and in jail. I pray daily for our country. We all need to do that.

At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

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  • Mari

    05/10/2019 01:52 PM

    So what. THIS is not news. NEWS will be when there is an INDICTMENT. WHEN is something going to happen that has some REAL import to the American people? WHEN?

  • Robert Louise Blair Mize

    05/10/2019 01:37 PM

    The truth can only be hidden for so long, then people can't remember what lies they have told to cover it.

  • Charles Richard Morgan Jr.

    05/10/2019 01:33 PM

    Mr. Huckabee
    Why is it taking so long for investigation and charges not been charged, is this to give time for Democrats to spin more concussion on the dossier?
    The American people should be able to trust in their countries intelligence agencies be against forigen powers not against American's. I can not trust any of these agencies as they now stand and should not be trusted in any cases brought forth in the judicial system. And that's another system that should be held in question if they are being fair, lady justice blindfold has holes in it not only are attorneys are ambulance chasers so are the Judges of this country, only have to look at the Somllett case but to the 9th Circuit Court to see this, so how are we to know about the FISA justices and if they are to honorable and truthful. It's gotten that ordinary Americans have no recourse to a truthfull and fair justice system or law enforcement agencies!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/10/2019 01:08 PM

    Wray was in on it too, as were many higher-ups in the Obama admin. None of these people would have the chutzpah to go out on a limb that far unless they thought Hillary's election was a foregone conclusion. Some of these people are going to get immunity and start singing, at which point Dem leadership will ratchet up the rhetoric another notch - Bam, just like Emeril says ;-} but the more that comes out, the more shrill their comments will become. Noise funnel indeed !

  • Alice Sheppard

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    This has to be the reason the dims (spelling deliberate) are going after Don, Jr. They're warning Trump off. But will our AG press this oe will he let it go??

  • Mary Lee Sprague

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    Sadly at this point, I am so weary of this long struggle, I cannot get too excited when I finally read the truth. Hopefully there are those that love the truth who will go on. Thank you for fighting the good fight.

  • Paulette Taylor

    05/10/2019 12:55 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Thank you for another treasure trove of the truth. This soap opera might drag on and on, but there people will be held accountable in the end. We might not be around to see it, but we know Jesus is the final judge.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/10/2019 12:48 PM

    When you have an evil, conniving mind, you will do anything and deny it. It is my prayer that evil will be proven and punished. America deserves better.

  • Terry Ingle

    05/10/2019 12:43 PM

    Not difficult to figure out why these lefties want to keep the country focused on Trump/Barr non-issues. As we learn more about the ACTUAL collusion going on in the deep state...Oh wait!...squirrel...!

  • john Bergman

    05/10/2019 12:35 PM

    I can only hope and Pray ...that the real criminals are "investigated" as thorough as our PRESIDENT.

  • Carmine Fea

    05/10/2019 12:25 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: Thank you. It was good to read your recap of the truth about FBI and DOJ corruption to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign reported by Solomon and Rep. Meadows on Hannity last night. My problem, a republican problem, is that bringing to justice the perpetrators of corruption against President Trump is moving in slow motion. In the meantime, the democrats continue to tell the voters lies about Trump, abuse their power, manipulate the law and charges and threats of charges against republicans, continuing to dominate the news falsely brainwashing the voting public. We republicans must do better in order to win in 2020.

  • Ruth Ferraro

    05/10/2019 12:21 PM

    Thank you for always giving us updates. Unfortunately there will be many that will never believe the truth. I appreciate reading all your comments on a daily basis. God bless you and your wonderful family - especially Sarah!

  • Diane Rowlands

    05/10/2019 12:18 PM

    BArr should take them to court especially Brennan and Comey

  • John Chiero

    05/10/2019 12:17 PM

    Wray is a swamp rat! Trump made a big mistake appointing him FBI director! He is riding shotgun for all the other criminal FBI personnel that has lingered in the muslim spy’s established department! No one associated with FBI within the upper echelons of the muslim spy’s should have ever been appointed

  • Patricia Frances Adams

    05/10/2019 12:16 PM

    “When you see all these things do not dismay ...look up! your redemption draws near” it is written??????

  • Anne Fernandes

    05/10/2019 12:11 PM

    Lord, please continue to sustain the men and women involved in the surgery of these gangrenous limbs. I guess it gangrene could happen with any untended infection, especially when your place of residence is a swamp. This process has been elongated, frustrating, and very painful to watch as our country's values have been denigrated. But, Lord, I know better than to become despairing! Prayer Warriors across the country have committed themselves for the duration of the swamp drainage. Thank You, Lord, and lead on. Much is at stake.

  • Harold Levi

    05/10/2019 12:09 PM

    Sir, our local schools are in a mess. I thank God everyday that I live in a small rural community in North Georgia that his not succumbed to the rank stupidity of California and many other places. My grand-kids know who Robert E. Lee is/was. My greater concern are the colleges. One granddaughter is going to start Young Harris College this fall. I know the school is a liberal leftest school, but is forced to move to a more middle ground because of the communities around them and the boys flying Battle Flags from their pickups. Parents need a reliable source that provides ratings on Colleges, social and Christian ratings along with academic. Your help would be most appreciated.

  • Brenda Livingston

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Look forward everyday to reading your morning and evening news. Love the Huckabee show on TBN, also.
    The TBN Conversation show with Sarah , your favorite daughter, was so interesting. I grew up in Arkadelphia, so
    I could relate to the funny part about Sarah suing her dad. Thank you for being such an honorable man !

  • Dan Broughton

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Mike: The objective of the democrats has GOT to be to "run out the clock" and hope Trump doesn't get re-elected. This whole debacle has gone on forever and I worry we'll not have A.G. Barr in office long enough to resolve the issues. Just my opinion.

  • grace bryson

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Trump's 4th biggest mistake after not firing swampsessions and ratwray and making # 1 priority day 1 immigration reform(which he has increased illegal immigration and the rise of drugs) was not firing most of the obamaites in each dept that remain there today. Now let's see if Barr is LAW AND ORDER OR THE SWAMP- if he doesn't do as Levin suggested (and we all know Levin is correct) then trump should can him tomorrow and hire levin

  • Richard Payne

    05/10/2019 11:58 AM

    When will something be done? Is there no one in this country that has the will and power to put those who tried to overthrow this government where they belong. In Jail!

  • Willem Erasmus

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Thank you Governor, for your timely and honest updates.
    We have all this evidence popping up, when will we see some action taken? Or won't there be? Are these people all above the law? blessings.

  • Tim Touchstone

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Mike, do you have confidence that Barr will use this information to proceed with a criminal investigation? In my mind, there's no telling who in the democratic party were involved in this, besides the Clintons and Obama. This could be a very exciting "tipping point" for not only President Trump, but for our country!
    Thanks for everything you do for the conservative majority.

  • shelley Rubinstein

    05/10/2019 11:56 AM

    Love your work and the other contributors, especially Ainsworth. Post much of what you write on my Facebook timeline. My friends think my analysis is "brilliant" even though I ALWAYS note who writes the articles I post! Thanks for making me look so good, Mike and Company and, PLEASE, keep up the good work! (What you and your amazing warrior daughter do are two of the defenses keeping us from falling into the chaos the regressives so belligerently and obsessively press for...) THANKS!

  • Suzanne Russell

    05/10/2019 11:55 AM

    Thanks for continuing to get the truth out there! Because we all are doing that, I think that eventually we will win and truth will prevail. I just hope it happens soon and people wake up to what is really going on in our country. We are in serious trouble and God has given us another chance through Donald Trump and the people working WITH him to stabilize our country. Everything can turn on a dime though unless these corrupt people are put out of office and in jail. I pray daily for our country. We all need to do that.

At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

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  • Mari

    05/10/2019 01:52 PM

    So what. THIS is not news. NEWS will be when there is an INDICTMENT. WHEN is something going to happen that has some REAL import to the American people? WHEN?

  • Robert Louise Blair Mize

    05/10/2019 01:37 PM

    The truth can only be hidden for so long, then people can't remember what lies they have told to cover it.

  • Charles Richard Morgan Jr.

    05/10/2019 01:33 PM

    Mr. Huckabee
    Why is it taking so long for investigation and charges not been charged, is this to give time for Democrats to spin more concussion on the dossier?
    The American people should be able to trust in their countries intelligence agencies be against forigen powers not against American's. I can not trust any of these agencies as they now stand and should not be trusted in any cases brought forth in the judicial system. And that's another system that should be held in question if they are being fair, lady justice blindfold has holes in it not only are attorneys are ambulance chasers so are the Judges of this country, only have to look at the Somllett case but to the 9th Circuit Court to see this, so how are we to know about the FISA justices and if they are to honorable and truthful. It's gotten that ordinary Americans have no recourse to a truthfull and fair justice system or law enforcement agencies!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/10/2019 01:08 PM

    Wray was in on it too, as were many higher-ups in the Obama admin. None of these people would have the chutzpah to go out on a limb that far unless they thought Hillary's election was a foregone conclusion. Some of these people are going to get immunity and start singing, at which point Dem leadership will ratchet up the rhetoric another notch - Bam, just like Emeril says ;-} but the more that comes out, the more shrill their comments will become. Noise funnel indeed !

  • Alice Sheppard

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    This has to be the reason the dims (spelling deliberate) are going after Don, Jr. They're warning Trump off. But will our AG press this oe will he let it go??

  • Mary Lee Sprague

    05/10/2019 01:00 PM

    Sadly at this point, I am so weary of this long struggle, I cannot get too excited when I finally read the truth. Hopefully there are those that love the truth who will go on. Thank you for fighting the good fight.

  • Paulette Taylor

    05/10/2019 12:55 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Thank you for another treasure trove of the truth. This soap opera might drag on and on, but there people will be held accountable in the end. We might not be around to see it, but we know Jesus is the final judge.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/10/2019 12:48 PM

    When you have an evil, conniving mind, you will do anything and deny it. It is my prayer that evil will be proven and punished. America deserves better.

  • Terry Ingle

    05/10/2019 12:43 PM

    Not difficult to figure out why these lefties want to keep the country focused on Trump/Barr non-issues. As we learn more about the ACTUAL collusion going on in the deep state...Oh wait!...squirrel...!

  • john Bergman

    05/10/2019 12:35 PM

    I can only hope and Pray ...that the real criminals are "investigated" as thorough as our PRESIDENT.

  • Carmine Fea

    05/10/2019 12:25 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: Thank you. It was good to read your recap of the truth about FBI and DOJ corruption to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign reported by Solomon and Rep. Meadows on Hannity last night. My problem, a republican problem, is that bringing to justice the perpetrators of corruption against President Trump is moving in slow motion. In the meantime, the democrats continue to tell the voters lies about Trump, abuse their power, manipulate the law and charges and threats of charges against republicans, continuing to dominate the news falsely brainwashing the voting public. We republicans must do better in order to win in 2020.

  • Ruth Ferraro

    05/10/2019 12:21 PM

    Thank you for always giving us updates. Unfortunately there will be many that will never believe the truth. I appreciate reading all your comments on a daily basis. God bless you and your wonderful family - especially Sarah!

  • Diane Rowlands

    05/10/2019 12:18 PM

    BArr should take them to court especially Brennan and Comey

  • John Chiero

    05/10/2019 12:17 PM

    Wray is a swamp rat! Trump made a big mistake appointing him FBI director! He is riding shotgun for all the other criminal FBI personnel that has lingered in the muslim spy’s established department! No one associated with FBI within the upper echelons of the muslim spy’s should have ever been appointed

  • Patricia Frances Adams

    05/10/2019 12:16 PM

    “When you see all these things do not dismay ...look up! your redemption draws near” it is written??????

  • Anne Fernandes

    05/10/2019 12:11 PM

    Lord, please continue to sustain the men and women involved in the surgery of these gangrenous limbs. I guess it gangrene could happen with any untended infection, especially when your place of residence is a swamp. This process has been elongated, frustrating, and very painful to watch as our country's values have been denigrated. But, Lord, I know better than to become despairing! Prayer Warriors across the country have committed themselves for the duration of the swamp drainage. Thank You, Lord, and lead on. Much is at stake.

  • Harold Levi

    05/10/2019 12:09 PM

    Sir, our local schools are in a mess. I thank God everyday that I live in a small rural community in North Georgia that his not succumbed to the rank stupidity of California and many other places. My grand-kids know who Robert E. Lee is/was. My greater concern are the colleges. One granddaughter is going to start Young Harris College this fall. I know the school is a liberal leftest school, but is forced to move to a more middle ground because of the communities around them and the boys flying Battle Flags from their pickups. Parents need a reliable source that provides ratings on Colleges, social and Christian ratings along with academic. Your help would be most appreciated.

  • Brenda Livingston

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Look forward everyday to reading your morning and evening news. Love the Huckabee show on TBN, also.
    The TBN Conversation show with Sarah , your favorite daughter, was so interesting. I grew up in Arkadelphia, so
    I could relate to the funny part about Sarah suing her dad. Thank you for being such an honorable man !

  • Dan Broughton

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Mike: The objective of the democrats has GOT to be to "run out the clock" and hope Trump doesn't get re-elected. This whole debacle has gone on forever and I worry we'll not have A.G. Barr in office long enough to resolve the issues. Just my opinion.

  • grace bryson

    05/10/2019 12:07 PM

    Trump's 4th biggest mistake after not firing swampsessions and ratwray and making # 1 priority day 1 immigration reform(which he has increased illegal immigration and the rise of drugs) was not firing most of the obamaites in each dept that remain there today. Now let's see if Barr is LAW AND ORDER OR THE SWAMP- if he doesn't do as Levin suggested (and we all know Levin is correct) then trump should can him tomorrow and hire levin

  • Richard Payne

    05/10/2019 11:58 AM

    When will something be done? Is there no one in this country that has the will and power to put those who tried to overthrow this government where they belong. In Jail!

  • Willem Erasmus

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Thank you Governor, for your timely and honest updates.
    We have all this evidence popping up, when will we see some action taken? Or won't there be? Are these people all above the law? blessings.

  • Tim Touchstone

    05/10/2019 11:57 AM

    Mike, do you have confidence that Barr will use this information to proceed with a criminal investigation? In my mind, there's no telling who in the democratic party were involved in this, besides the Clintons and Obama. This could be a very exciting "tipping point" for not only President Trump, but for our country!
    Thanks for everything you do for the conservative majority.

  • shelley Rubinstein

    05/10/2019 11:56 AM

    Love your work and the other contributors, especially Ainsworth. Post much of what you write on my Facebook timeline. My friends think my analysis is "brilliant" even though I ALWAYS note who writes the articles I post! Thanks for making me look so good, Mike and Company and, PLEASE, keep up the good work! (What you and your amazing warrior daughter do are two of the defenses keeping us from falling into the chaos the regressives so belligerently and obsessively press for...) THANKS!

  • Suzanne Russell

    05/10/2019 11:55 AM

    Thanks for continuing to get the truth out there! Because we all are doing that, I think that eventually we will win and truth will prevail. I just hope it happens soon and people wake up to what is really going on in our country. We are in serious trouble and God has given us another chance through Donald Trump and the people working WITH him to stabilize our country. Everything can turn on a dime though unless these corrupt people are put out of office and in jail. I pray daily for our country. We all need to do that.