Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the news besides the “novel coronavirus.”

Turn on your TV, though, and chances are 99.99999 percent that the word “coronavirus” will be mentioned within the next 15 seconds. If you're lucky, it’s reasonable and useful information about what is being done on a variety of fronts to deal with the virus and its possible effects on our lives. This is important and we do need to know about it. But the relentless hysteria has become tiresome, especially considering that a distressing amount of the coverage comes from a blame-Trump-at-all-cost political perspective.

Remember, this virus has no agenda except to spread wherever it can. It is not into identity politics: it doesn’t care if you’re black or white, American or Chinese or Iranian, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, famous or unknown, male or female or trans-whatever. It doesn’t care whether or not President Trump gets re-elected. And It certainly doesn’t care what else is going on that normally would be getting media attention right now.


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But we should care. The world still turns, and what goes on behind the scenes now will determine the direction our nation takes, long after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.

For example (speaking of insidious viruses), Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, worked to make sure the revisions to the FISA law that were up for review last week won’t interfere with the FBI’s ability to continue with business as usual. Here’s the full story.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/adam-schiff-fisa-reform-intervention-protects-fbi-/

Also, while most media have been obsessed with coronavirus, investigative reporters such as Margot Cleveland have been tediously dissecting Michael Horowitz’s IG report on FISA abuse footnote-by-footnote and creating timelines to piece together what the FBI and CIA were really doing to target Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as President. (I suppose that’s one way to minimize exposure to any virus; instead of being out and about, just sit alone in front of a computer screen. Periodically wiped down with sanitizer, of course.)

Cleveland’s latest column deals with Stefan Halper, a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI who isn’t identified by name in the IG report but at this point doesn’t have to be. If you’ve read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, you’re already well-versed on Halper. We know he did quite a lot of spying on the Trump campaign; he secretly recorded Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and even Sam Clovis, who was co-chair of the campaign. Horowitz’s report shows he was involved in this surveillance work before being tapped by the FBI for “Crossfire Hurricane,” which started on July 31, 2016.

So, if Halper was spying on Trump’s people before the FBI started using him as a CHS, who hired him for that? We know he had a previous relationship with the CIA, so perhaps it was John Brennan who got that started. Halper was highly paid (note: with taxpayer funds) by the Defense Department’s Office Of Net Assessment on four government contracts for projects he supposedly completed for them. (There’s much more on this in THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.) But Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has raised questions about the merits of these contracts.

Were the contracts really just a cover, and what was Halper REALLY doing while on the Defense Department payroll? We’ve asked these questions before, but Cleveland now raises the possibility that Halper was working for...drum roll, please...Hillary Clinton. It seems he was talking to the press about Carter Page at about the same time Christopher Steele was being paid by Fusion GPS to peddle the “dossier” and work up suspicion about Trump’s campaign and Russia. Since the Clinton campaign and the DNC (same thing) were paying Fusion GPS to “seed” the media with tales of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, the activities of Steele and Halper appear to have been coordinated. I’ll link to her column and let you decide for yourself.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/13/did-spygate-source-stefan-halper-work-for-the-hillary-clinton-campaign/

John Solomon has been busy putting pieces together as well, and it’s now clear that our nation was put through two years of an investigation into President Trump over an issue (working with Russia to undermine the 2016 election) that had been discredited as of January, 2017, by information in the FBI’s own files.


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By then, they’d received multiple warnings about the lack of credibility of Christopher Steele and his “dossier.” They’d determined that key targets of their counterintelligence investigation, such as newly appointed national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had made exculpatory statements denying any collusion. And they’d concluded that Flynn had NOT colluded with Russians. A motion filed by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell on September 11, 2019, refers to “an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia.’

We know about that motion because Solomon obtained a 2018 letter between Robert Mueller’s office and Flynn’s attorneys that references it. As Solomon reports, it shows that the DOJ exoneration memo was written after Flynn was ambush-interviewed in January 2017 and was based on the fact that Flynn had briefed his agency on the contacts he’d had with Russia. It was all on the up and up, and they knew it.

Yet they pursued Flynn anyway and eventually got him to plead guilty to lying to investigators, who have said they didn’t think he was being deceptive. Presiding Judge Emmet Sullivan is still resisting the idea of letting him withdraw his guilty plea. And Powell still can’t get the original DOJ exoneration memo from prosecutors. “It’s just horrible,” she said during a podcast with Solomon. “They gave us a little three-line summary of it and the letter and told us it existed but have refused to give us the actual document, which I know means there’s a lot of other information in it that would be helpful to us.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/fbis-russia-collusion-case-fell-apart-first-month-trump-presidency

But wait --- there’s even more exculpatory evidence dripping out. Recently released documents about the infamous Trump Tower meeting back accounts of Donald Trump, Jr., and other campaign officials who said there was no talk of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. This was in the testimony of the translator present at the meeting. The agent’s “302” notes read, “There was no smoking gun according to Samochornov [the translator]. There was not a discussion about ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Samochornov did not think Hillary Clinton was mentioned by name.”

Oh, and guess what? Two years later, when Mueller’s special counsel report was finally released, these exculpatory notes were not included.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/03/12/buried_from_trump_tower_meeting_translators_avowal_of_no_collusion_122774.html

By the way, even though President Trump has a nasty virus on his plate right now (yechh), he’s still keeping up with all these developments. In fact, he says he’s “strongly considering” a full pardon for Michael Flynn. After what Flynn has been put through by the “Justice” Department, it’s hard to imagine Trump wouldn’t pardon him, and sooner rather than later.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/15/donald-trump-consider-pardon-michael-flynn/

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  • Terri Clements

    03/16/2020 04:03 PM

    Mike, do you have a voice at the White House that you might suggest to President Trump to do as he advises regarding maintaining a safe distance from other people and crowds of less than 10 individuals. I hear him and agree , however he has a dense collection of ‘expert’ advisors crowded together right behind him. I suggest he does not need all that ‘presence’ . Spread out people!

  • Ed Thompson

    03/16/2020 03:58 PM

    Whenever there’s breaking news that’s anything but connected to the reality of how corruption is still going on, the main stream media will pounce on it vigorously to distract everyone from any other issues that WERE going on. Absolutely we have to be vigilant about this threat from the virus outbreak, it is extremely important to everyone to pay attention to everything about it. BUT— life will go on, and that includes EVERYTHING that has been buried by the continued reporting on the virus. And no one should think the Democraps are staying inside a bunker and not plotting the next “big thing” against our President. I am sure before this crisis is at its ending point, some “new” and improved “revelation” will be blasted by the media, released by another undisclosed, secret, protected individual with some super access to “vital information” somehow related to his/her work at some top secret government installation that can’t be disclosed due to its sensitive nature!! Ha! I said/say, this about the virus
    — what if it was part of China doing biological weapons testing that got way out of hand, to where they had to come forward about it. And if it’s as bad for senior citizens as people say, what could stop a Trojan Horse from infecting the people that are in the government right now? So far our President has been safe, tested and nothing was found. Pray it stays that way. God Bless you,Mr President and,God Bless America. God please help everyone. Pray people, He listens.

  • Dawn Neuschwander

    03/16/2020 03:57 PM

    Dear Mike,
    Yes, I totally agree that Flynn should have a full pardon and stop wasting our tax money on court costs, this man did nothing wrong! The American people are still waiting for the indictments to come in on people who have done many illegal things, like treason , for instance! When is Hillary and obama going to jail?? When is someone going to produce the real birth certificate??? So the American people can see they were duped! When will the dead people of Benghazi get their justice and the criminals go to jail?? When will dems be accountable to the law just like Republicans are!! When will people realize the this virus is nice and convenient to distract the American people from going after the deep state!!!!! We are all waiting for the punishments to come!

  • Larry L. Lynn

    03/16/2020 03:30 PM

    Yes Sir, I agree. But we know; what the Patriots, and The Presidents Administration are gearing up to do. The reason I say this is: God, Put our Commander-In-Chief. In office to,, make America what God intended Us to be in the first place. And because: "We The People" (mostly the Christians). Have Prayed; 2nd Chronicles 7:14) " If my people , which are CALLED by My Name, shall Humble themselves, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, and Turn from Their Wicked ways: then I here from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will HEAL Their Land." 15) Now mine eyes shall be Open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. and read, on 16) [I believe this with all my heart]. Plus the: (FACT) "ISIAH Chapter 45")... GOD BLESS, The President; GOD BLESS, AMERICA. And GOD BLESS ISRAEL.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    Not even the coronavirus is going to keep the lid down on this crapper. Deep state toilet is going to overflow for all to see.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    It’s great to have a strong and not very politically based President.

    Also I notice that the first big spread of the virus outside of China was in Iran....hmmmm

  • VINCENT ZICCARDI

    03/16/2020 03:19 PM

    Terrific summation of the big media treatment of the coronavirus situation. I didn't think something like this epidemic could become as politicized as it's become, or that investors and the big money people (and their dadgum computer algorithms) of the world could use it to rape our collective investment system, but voila, it's happening. I just returned home from a short visit to my local grocery store and, as a lifetime career military person, I dread to imagine what my fellow Americans will do if we get challenged with a REAL existential threat comes along.

  • Bonnie Hart Murray

    03/16/2020 03:18 PM

    We have more than enough facts and evidence to convict those players in the FBI and CIA who did this. When is something going to happen to bring them to accountability and justice? Are Barr and Durham just waiting until closer to the election?

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/16/2020 03:12 PM

    I am amazed, simply amazed, at President Trump's strength and endurance,....
    and, while he may only be a few years younger than Joe and Bernie, he...unlike them...does not give the appearance of an "elderly man" as THEY do!

    AND, when President Trump learned he was exposed to the coronavirus, he did not panic....Do you suppose....I mean is there any possible chance....that the Democrats secretly rejoiced when they learned that their President HAD been exposed to the virus?.....No...they couldn't BE that mean, right?....

    AND, since Nancy Pelosi claims she prays for the President, can we assume then that, when he tested negative for the virus, she explained "Praise the Lord?"


  • MELISSA DELEON

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If they keep up with all this crazy media hype and freaking people out , our world is gonna collapse!

  • Geneva Clayton

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If this had been 1972 guess what would have happened by now? They would all be behind bars! I am literally sick of all the back stabbing. I hope every democrat gets voted out and we never have another one sit in the whitehouse!

  • Patricia Nelson

    03/16/2020 03:03 PM

    Thank You Mike for the information about the "Deep State" investigation. I truly hope President Trump pardons Mike Flynn.
    I pray for President Trump as he is being hit from all areas. Including the spritual realm.
    I'm so weary of the over coverage of the virus. I don't even remember the 2009 epidemic because the news, I'm guessing, was protecting President Obama. (By the way, I prayed for him too.)
    I get we need to be more careful, but the panic is catching too.
    Even Glenn Beck lately as been so, gloom and doom, I've stop listening to him.
    You, Rush, Hannity, and others are more of a voice of calm and reason.
    And I enjoy your Huckabee show on TBN.
    Thank You for caring for the everyday folks like me.
    God Bless and keep you and your family.

  • Priscilla Rodgers

    03/16/2020 02:52 PM

    I keep reading all these articles. When are these people going to actually be held accountable?

  • JC Holland

    03/16/2020 02:44 PM

    All very interesting Mike. But all a waste of time because spineless AG Barr not won't do anything, he's even dropping charges. He's as worthless as Sessions was.

  • Pat J Green

    03/16/2020 02:42 PM

    I believe a full pardon would be in order and a reimbursement of all he has lost on this boggus attack on him

  • Linnea Karpenske

    03/16/2020 02:36 PM

    Instead of Russian intervention in our election process, we are getting Chinese intervention and the dems are using it to full advantage! They make me "sick".

  • Harold Levi

    03/16/2020 02:34 PM

    Just to repeat, Marxist-Democrats love to make mountains out of mole dung (smaller than a hill), with most of their published results smelling the same. My distant cousin, Richard M., resigned. I should think at goodly number of these personage involved would have the honor to resign or commit harakiri.

  • judith jakub

    03/16/2020 02:28 PM

    ALL THIS CLOAK & DAGGER GOINGS ON IN OUR WH IT'S A WONDER OUR POTUS IS STILL STANDING. PRAYING FOR HIS FULL STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION TO MAGA AND KEEP AMERICA GREAT. I PRAY ALL THIS SINISTER BEHAVIOR WILL END WHEN OUR POTUS IS REELECTED IN NOVEMBER.

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/16/2020 02:22 PM

    Very informative article. When do the American people get the truth and the wrongdoers get their just reward?

  • Gloria Polizzi

    03/16/2020 02:16 PM

    Dear Governor,

    I enjoy your enlightening letters every day. Keep up the good work.

  • Bette Solomon

    03/16/2020 02:00 PM

    Keep up the good work Mr. Huckabee. It's so refreshing to see life going on, sanity in abundance, common sense and good humor. Thanks for what you do.

  • June Fullerton

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    I am so disappointed with the DOJ! I felt certain they would bring Hillary Clinton to justice. What do we get? Silence!
    Now we hear the FBI and CIA have LOST Michael Flynn’s investigative file! The incompetence or dishonesty is astounding.

  • MARY L DE YOUNG

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    thanks for reporting the true facts.
    I've been hoping and praying for Michael Flynn to be exonerated!

  • Nancy McNeely

    03/16/2020 01:48 PM

    Yes... President Trump needs to pardon Flynn. And I hope it is soon.
    He is doing such an outstanding job in all respects. Thank God for President Trump.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/16/2020 01:43 PM

    Any one connected to the the Russian Collusion as a victim should be Pardoned Have assets returned with interest having to defend themselves and all those that set them up be brought to Justice as soon as possible All of them need their day in court

Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the news besides the “novel coronavirus.”

Turn on your TV, though, and chances are 99.99999 percent that the word “coronavirus” will be mentioned within the next 15 seconds. If you're lucky, it’s reasonable and useful information about what is being done on a variety of fronts to deal with the virus and its possible effects on our lives. This is important and we do need to know about it. But the relentless hysteria has become tiresome, especially considering that a distressing amount of the coverage comes from a blame-Trump-at-all-cost political perspective.

Remember, this virus has no agenda except to spread wherever it can. It is not into identity politics: it doesn’t care if you’re black or white, American or Chinese or Iranian, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, famous or unknown, male or female or trans-whatever. It doesn’t care whether or not President Trump gets re-elected. And It certainly doesn’t care what else is going on that normally would be getting media attention right now.


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But we should care. The world still turns, and what goes on behind the scenes now will determine the direction our nation takes, long after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.

For example (speaking of insidious viruses), Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, worked to make sure the revisions to the FISA law that were up for review last week won’t interfere with the FBI’s ability to continue with business as usual. Here’s the full story.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/adam-schiff-fisa-reform-intervention-protects-fbi-/

Also, while most media have been obsessed with coronavirus, investigative reporters such as Margot Cleveland have been tediously dissecting Michael Horowitz’s IG report on FISA abuse footnote-by-footnote and creating timelines to piece together what the FBI and CIA were really doing to target Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as President. (I suppose that’s one way to minimize exposure to any virus; instead of being out and about, just sit alone in front of a computer screen. Periodically wiped down with sanitizer, of course.)

Cleveland’s latest column deals with Stefan Halper, a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI who isn’t identified by name in the IG report but at this point doesn’t have to be. If you’ve read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, you’re already well-versed on Halper. We know he did quite a lot of spying on the Trump campaign; he secretly recorded Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and even Sam Clovis, who was co-chair of the campaign. Horowitz’s report shows he was involved in this surveillance work before being tapped by the FBI for “Crossfire Hurricane,” which started on July 31, 2016.

So, if Halper was spying on Trump’s people before the FBI started using him as a CHS, who hired him for that? We know he had a previous relationship with the CIA, so perhaps it was John Brennan who got that started. Halper was highly paid (note: with taxpayer funds) by the Defense Department’s Office Of Net Assessment on four government contracts for projects he supposedly completed for them. (There’s much more on this in THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.) But Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has raised questions about the merits of these contracts.

Were the contracts really just a cover, and what was Halper REALLY doing while on the Defense Department payroll? We’ve asked these questions before, but Cleveland now raises the possibility that Halper was working for...drum roll, please...Hillary Clinton. It seems he was talking to the press about Carter Page at about the same time Christopher Steele was being paid by Fusion GPS to peddle the “dossier” and work up suspicion about Trump’s campaign and Russia. Since the Clinton campaign and the DNC (same thing) were paying Fusion GPS to “seed” the media with tales of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, the activities of Steele and Halper appear to have been coordinated. I’ll link to her column and let you decide for yourself.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/13/did-spygate-source-stefan-halper-work-for-the-hillary-clinton-campaign/

John Solomon has been busy putting pieces together as well, and it’s now clear that our nation was put through two years of an investigation into President Trump over an issue (working with Russia to undermine the 2016 election) that had been discredited as of January, 2017, by information in the FBI’s own files.


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By then, they’d received multiple warnings about the lack of credibility of Christopher Steele and his “dossier.” They’d determined that key targets of their counterintelligence investigation, such as newly appointed national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had made exculpatory statements denying any collusion. And they’d concluded that Flynn had NOT colluded with Russians. A motion filed by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell on September 11, 2019, refers to “an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia.’

We know about that motion because Solomon obtained a 2018 letter between Robert Mueller’s office and Flynn’s attorneys that references it. As Solomon reports, it shows that the DOJ exoneration memo was written after Flynn was ambush-interviewed in January 2017 and was based on the fact that Flynn had briefed his agency on the contacts he’d had with Russia. It was all on the up and up, and they knew it.

Yet they pursued Flynn anyway and eventually got him to plead guilty to lying to investigators, who have said they didn’t think he was being deceptive. Presiding Judge Emmet Sullivan is still resisting the idea of letting him withdraw his guilty plea. And Powell still can’t get the original DOJ exoneration memo from prosecutors. “It’s just horrible,” she said during a podcast with Solomon. “They gave us a little three-line summary of it and the letter and told us it existed but have refused to give us the actual document, which I know means there’s a lot of other information in it that would be helpful to us.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/fbis-russia-collusion-case-fell-apart-first-month-trump-presidency

But wait --- there’s even more exculpatory evidence dripping out. Recently released documents about the infamous Trump Tower meeting back accounts of Donald Trump, Jr., and other campaign officials who said there was no talk of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. This was in the testimony of the translator present at the meeting. The agent’s “302” notes read, “There was no smoking gun according to Samochornov [the translator]. There was not a discussion about ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Samochornov did not think Hillary Clinton was mentioned by name.”

Oh, and guess what? Two years later, when Mueller’s special counsel report was finally released, these exculpatory notes were not included.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/03/12/buried_from_trump_tower_meeting_translators_avowal_of_no_collusion_122774.html

By the way, even though President Trump has a nasty virus on his plate right now (yechh), he’s still keeping up with all these developments. In fact, he says he’s “strongly considering” a full pardon for Michael Flynn. After what Flynn has been put through by the “Justice” Department, it’s hard to imagine Trump wouldn’t pardon him, and sooner rather than later.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/15/donald-trump-consider-pardon-michael-flynn/

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  • Terri Clements

    03/16/2020 04:03 PM

    Mike, do you have a voice at the White House that you might suggest to President Trump to do as he advises regarding maintaining a safe distance from other people and crowds of less than 10 individuals. I hear him and agree , however he has a dense collection of ‘expert’ advisors crowded together right behind him. I suggest he does not need all that ‘presence’ . Spread out people!

  • Ed Thompson

    03/16/2020 03:58 PM

    Whenever there’s breaking news that’s anything but connected to the reality of how corruption is still going on, the main stream media will pounce on it vigorously to distract everyone from any other issues that WERE going on. Absolutely we have to be vigilant about this threat from the virus outbreak, it is extremely important to everyone to pay attention to everything about it. BUT— life will go on, and that includes EVERYTHING that has been buried by the continued reporting on the virus. And no one should think the Democraps are staying inside a bunker and not plotting the next “big thing” against our President. I am sure before this crisis is at its ending point, some “new” and improved “revelation” will be blasted by the media, released by another undisclosed, secret, protected individual with some super access to “vital information” somehow related to his/her work at some top secret government installation that can’t be disclosed due to its sensitive nature!! Ha! I said/say, this about the virus
    — what if it was part of China doing biological weapons testing that got way out of hand, to where they had to come forward about it. And if it’s as bad for senior citizens as people say, what could stop a Trojan Horse from infecting the people that are in the government right now? So far our President has been safe, tested and nothing was found. Pray it stays that way. God Bless you,Mr President and,God Bless America. God please help everyone. Pray people, He listens.

  • Dawn Neuschwander

    03/16/2020 03:57 PM

    Dear Mike,
    Yes, I totally agree that Flynn should have a full pardon and stop wasting our tax money on court costs, this man did nothing wrong! The American people are still waiting for the indictments to come in on people who have done many illegal things, like treason , for instance! When is Hillary and obama going to jail?? When is someone going to produce the real birth certificate??? So the American people can see they were duped! When will the dead people of Benghazi get their justice and the criminals go to jail?? When will dems be accountable to the law just like Republicans are!! When will people realize the this virus is nice and convenient to distract the American people from going after the deep state!!!!! We are all waiting for the punishments to come!

  • Larry L. Lynn

    03/16/2020 03:30 PM

    Yes Sir, I agree. But we know; what the Patriots, and The Presidents Administration are gearing up to do. The reason I say this is: God, Put our Commander-In-Chief. In office to,, make America what God intended Us to be in the first place. And because: "We The People" (mostly the Christians). Have Prayed; 2nd Chronicles 7:14) " If my people , which are CALLED by My Name, shall Humble themselves, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, and Turn from Their Wicked ways: then I here from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will HEAL Their Land." 15) Now mine eyes shall be Open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. and read, on 16) [I believe this with all my heart]. Plus the: (FACT) "ISIAH Chapter 45")... GOD BLESS, The President; GOD BLESS, AMERICA. And GOD BLESS ISRAEL.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    Not even the coronavirus is going to keep the lid down on this crapper. Deep state toilet is going to overflow for all to see.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    It’s great to have a strong and not very politically based President.

    Also I notice that the first big spread of the virus outside of China was in Iran....hmmmm

  • VINCENT ZICCARDI

    03/16/2020 03:19 PM

    Terrific summation of the big media treatment of the coronavirus situation. I didn't think something like this epidemic could become as politicized as it's become, or that investors and the big money people (and their dadgum computer algorithms) of the world could use it to rape our collective investment system, but voila, it's happening. I just returned home from a short visit to my local grocery store and, as a lifetime career military person, I dread to imagine what my fellow Americans will do if we get challenged with a REAL existential threat comes along.

  • Bonnie Hart Murray

    03/16/2020 03:18 PM

    We have more than enough facts and evidence to convict those players in the FBI and CIA who did this. When is something going to happen to bring them to accountability and justice? Are Barr and Durham just waiting until closer to the election?

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/16/2020 03:12 PM

    I am amazed, simply amazed, at President Trump's strength and endurance,....
    and, while he may only be a few years younger than Joe and Bernie, he...unlike them...does not give the appearance of an "elderly man" as THEY do!

    AND, when President Trump learned he was exposed to the coronavirus, he did not panic....Do you suppose....I mean is there any possible chance....that the Democrats secretly rejoiced when they learned that their President HAD been exposed to the virus?.....No...they couldn't BE that mean, right?....

    AND, since Nancy Pelosi claims she prays for the President, can we assume then that, when he tested negative for the virus, she explained "Praise the Lord?"


  • MELISSA DELEON

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If they keep up with all this crazy media hype and freaking people out , our world is gonna collapse!

  • Geneva Clayton

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If this had been 1972 guess what would have happened by now? They would all be behind bars! I am literally sick of all the back stabbing. I hope every democrat gets voted out and we never have another one sit in the whitehouse!

  • Patricia Nelson

    03/16/2020 03:03 PM

    Thank You Mike for the information about the "Deep State" investigation. I truly hope President Trump pardons Mike Flynn.
    I pray for President Trump as he is being hit from all areas. Including the spritual realm.
    I'm so weary of the over coverage of the virus. I don't even remember the 2009 epidemic because the news, I'm guessing, was protecting President Obama. (By the way, I prayed for him too.)
    I get we need to be more careful, but the panic is catching too.
    Even Glenn Beck lately as been so, gloom and doom, I've stop listening to him.
    You, Rush, Hannity, and others are more of a voice of calm and reason.
    And I enjoy your Huckabee show on TBN.
    Thank You for caring for the everyday folks like me.
    God Bless and keep you and your family.

  • Priscilla Rodgers

    03/16/2020 02:52 PM

    I keep reading all these articles. When are these people going to actually be held accountable?

  • JC Holland

    03/16/2020 02:44 PM

    All very interesting Mike. But all a waste of time because spineless AG Barr not won't do anything, he's even dropping charges. He's as worthless as Sessions was.

  • Pat J Green

    03/16/2020 02:42 PM

    I believe a full pardon would be in order and a reimbursement of all he has lost on this boggus attack on him

  • Linnea Karpenske

    03/16/2020 02:36 PM

    Instead of Russian intervention in our election process, we are getting Chinese intervention and the dems are using it to full advantage! They make me "sick".

  • Harold Levi

    03/16/2020 02:34 PM

    Just to repeat, Marxist-Democrats love to make mountains out of mole dung (smaller than a hill), with most of their published results smelling the same. My distant cousin, Richard M., resigned. I should think at goodly number of these personage involved would have the honor to resign or commit harakiri.

  • judith jakub

    03/16/2020 02:28 PM

    ALL THIS CLOAK & DAGGER GOINGS ON IN OUR WH IT'S A WONDER OUR POTUS IS STILL STANDING. PRAYING FOR HIS FULL STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION TO MAGA AND KEEP AMERICA GREAT. I PRAY ALL THIS SINISTER BEHAVIOR WILL END WHEN OUR POTUS IS REELECTED IN NOVEMBER.

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/16/2020 02:22 PM

    Very informative article. When do the American people get the truth and the wrongdoers get their just reward?

  • Gloria Polizzi

    03/16/2020 02:16 PM

    Dear Governor,

    I enjoy your enlightening letters every day. Keep up the good work.

  • Bette Solomon

    03/16/2020 02:00 PM

    Keep up the good work Mr. Huckabee. It's so refreshing to see life going on, sanity in abundance, common sense and good humor. Thanks for what you do.

  • June Fullerton

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    I am so disappointed with the DOJ! I felt certain they would bring Hillary Clinton to justice. What do we get? Silence!
    Now we hear the FBI and CIA have LOST Michael Flynn’s investigative file! The incompetence or dishonesty is astounding.

  • MARY L DE YOUNG

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    thanks for reporting the true facts.
    I've been hoping and praying for Michael Flynn to be exonerated!

  • Nancy McNeely

    03/16/2020 01:48 PM

    Yes... President Trump needs to pardon Flynn. And I hope it is soon.
    He is doing such an outstanding job in all respects. Thank God for President Trump.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/16/2020 01:43 PM

    Any one connected to the the Russian Collusion as a victim should be Pardoned Have assets returned with interest having to defend themselves and all those that set them up be brought to Justice as soon as possible All of them need their day in court

Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the news besides the “novel coronavirus.”

Turn on your TV, though, and chances are 99.99999 percent that the word “coronavirus” will be mentioned within the next 15 seconds. If you're lucky, it’s reasonable and useful information about what is being done on a variety of fronts to deal with the virus and its possible effects on our lives. This is important and we do need to know about it. But the relentless hysteria has become tiresome, especially considering that a distressing amount of the coverage comes from a blame-Trump-at-all-cost political perspective.

Remember, this virus has no agenda except to spread wherever it can. It is not into identity politics: it doesn’t care if you’re black or white, American or Chinese or Iranian, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, famous or unknown, male or female or trans-whatever. It doesn’t care whether or not President Trump gets re-elected. And It certainly doesn’t care what else is going on that normally would be getting media attention right now.


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But we should care. The world still turns, and what goes on behind the scenes now will determine the direction our nation takes, long after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.

For example (speaking of insidious viruses), Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, worked to make sure the revisions to the FISA law that were up for review last week won’t interfere with the FBI’s ability to continue with business as usual. Here’s the full story.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/adam-schiff-fisa-reform-intervention-protects-fbi-/

Also, while most media have been obsessed with coronavirus, investigative reporters such as Margot Cleveland have been tediously dissecting Michael Horowitz’s IG report on FISA abuse footnote-by-footnote and creating timelines to piece together what the FBI and CIA were really doing to target Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as President. (I suppose that’s one way to minimize exposure to any virus; instead of being out and about, just sit alone in front of a computer screen. Periodically wiped down with sanitizer, of course.)

Cleveland’s latest column deals with Stefan Halper, a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI who isn’t identified by name in the IG report but at this point doesn’t have to be. If you’ve read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, you’re already well-versed on Halper. We know he did quite a lot of spying on the Trump campaign; he secretly recorded Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and even Sam Clovis, who was co-chair of the campaign. Horowitz’s report shows he was involved in this surveillance work before being tapped by the FBI for “Crossfire Hurricane,” which started on July 31, 2016.

So, if Halper was spying on Trump’s people before the FBI started using him as a CHS, who hired him for that? We know he had a previous relationship with the CIA, so perhaps it was John Brennan who got that started. Halper was highly paid (note: with taxpayer funds) by the Defense Department’s Office Of Net Assessment on four government contracts for projects he supposedly completed for them. (There’s much more on this in THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.) But Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has raised questions about the merits of these contracts.

Were the contracts really just a cover, and what was Halper REALLY doing while on the Defense Department payroll? We’ve asked these questions before, but Cleveland now raises the possibility that Halper was working for...drum roll, please...Hillary Clinton. It seems he was talking to the press about Carter Page at about the same time Christopher Steele was being paid by Fusion GPS to peddle the “dossier” and work up suspicion about Trump’s campaign and Russia. Since the Clinton campaign and the DNC (same thing) were paying Fusion GPS to “seed” the media with tales of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, the activities of Steele and Halper appear to have been coordinated. I’ll link to her column and let you decide for yourself.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/13/did-spygate-source-stefan-halper-work-for-the-hillary-clinton-campaign/

John Solomon has been busy putting pieces together as well, and it’s now clear that our nation was put through two years of an investigation into President Trump over an issue (working with Russia to undermine the 2016 election) that had been discredited as of January, 2017, by information in the FBI’s own files.


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By then, they’d received multiple warnings about the lack of credibility of Christopher Steele and his “dossier.” They’d determined that key targets of their counterintelligence investigation, such as newly appointed national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had made exculpatory statements denying any collusion. And they’d concluded that Flynn had NOT colluded with Russians. A motion filed by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell on September 11, 2019, refers to “an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia.’

We know about that motion because Solomon obtained a 2018 letter between Robert Mueller’s office and Flynn’s attorneys that references it. As Solomon reports, it shows that the DOJ exoneration memo was written after Flynn was ambush-interviewed in January 2017 and was based on the fact that Flynn had briefed his agency on the contacts he’d had with Russia. It was all on the up and up, and they knew it.

Yet they pursued Flynn anyway and eventually got him to plead guilty to lying to investigators, who have said they didn’t think he was being deceptive. Presiding Judge Emmet Sullivan is still resisting the idea of letting him withdraw his guilty plea. And Powell still can’t get the original DOJ exoneration memo from prosecutors. “It’s just horrible,” she said during a podcast with Solomon. “They gave us a little three-line summary of it and the letter and told us it existed but have refused to give us the actual document, which I know means there’s a lot of other information in it that would be helpful to us.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/fbis-russia-collusion-case-fell-apart-first-month-trump-presidency

But wait --- there’s even more exculpatory evidence dripping out. Recently released documents about the infamous Trump Tower meeting back accounts of Donald Trump, Jr., and other campaign officials who said there was no talk of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. This was in the testimony of the translator present at the meeting. The agent’s “302” notes read, “There was no smoking gun according to Samochornov [the translator]. There was not a discussion about ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Samochornov did not think Hillary Clinton was mentioned by name.”

Oh, and guess what? Two years later, when Mueller’s special counsel report was finally released, these exculpatory notes were not included.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/03/12/buried_from_trump_tower_meeting_translators_avowal_of_no_collusion_122774.html

By the way, even though President Trump has a nasty virus on his plate right now (yechh), he’s still keeping up with all these developments. In fact, he says he’s “strongly considering” a full pardon for Michael Flynn. After what Flynn has been put through by the “Justice” Department, it’s hard to imagine Trump wouldn’t pardon him, and sooner rather than later.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/15/donald-trump-consider-pardon-michael-flynn/

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  • Terri Clements

    03/16/2020 04:03 PM

    Mike, do you have a voice at the White House that you might suggest to President Trump to do as he advises regarding maintaining a safe distance from other people and crowds of less than 10 individuals. I hear him and agree , however he has a dense collection of ‘expert’ advisors crowded together right behind him. I suggest he does not need all that ‘presence’ . Spread out people!

  • Ed Thompson

    03/16/2020 03:58 PM

    Whenever there’s breaking news that’s anything but connected to the reality of how corruption is still going on, the main stream media will pounce on it vigorously to distract everyone from any other issues that WERE going on. Absolutely we have to be vigilant about this threat from the virus outbreak, it is extremely important to everyone to pay attention to everything about it. BUT— life will go on, and that includes EVERYTHING that has been buried by the continued reporting on the virus. And no one should think the Democraps are staying inside a bunker and not plotting the next “big thing” against our President. I am sure before this crisis is at its ending point, some “new” and improved “revelation” will be blasted by the media, released by another undisclosed, secret, protected individual with some super access to “vital information” somehow related to his/her work at some top secret government installation that can’t be disclosed due to its sensitive nature!! Ha! I said/say, this about the virus
    — what if it was part of China doing biological weapons testing that got way out of hand, to where they had to come forward about it. And if it’s as bad for senior citizens as people say, what could stop a Trojan Horse from infecting the people that are in the government right now? So far our President has been safe, tested and nothing was found. Pray it stays that way. God Bless you,Mr President and,God Bless America. God please help everyone. Pray people, He listens.

  • Dawn Neuschwander

    03/16/2020 03:57 PM

    Dear Mike,
    Yes, I totally agree that Flynn should have a full pardon and stop wasting our tax money on court costs, this man did nothing wrong! The American people are still waiting for the indictments to come in on people who have done many illegal things, like treason , for instance! When is Hillary and obama going to jail?? When is someone going to produce the real birth certificate??? So the American people can see they were duped! When will the dead people of Benghazi get their justice and the criminals go to jail?? When will dems be accountable to the law just like Republicans are!! When will people realize the this virus is nice and convenient to distract the American people from going after the deep state!!!!! We are all waiting for the punishments to come!

  • Larry L. Lynn

    03/16/2020 03:30 PM

    Yes Sir, I agree. But we know; what the Patriots, and The Presidents Administration are gearing up to do. The reason I say this is: God, Put our Commander-In-Chief. In office to,, make America what God intended Us to be in the first place. And because: "We The People" (mostly the Christians). Have Prayed; 2nd Chronicles 7:14) " If my people , which are CALLED by My Name, shall Humble themselves, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, and Turn from Their Wicked ways: then I here from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will HEAL Their Land." 15) Now mine eyes shall be Open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. and read, on 16) [I believe this with all my heart]. Plus the: (FACT) "ISIAH Chapter 45")... GOD BLESS, The President; GOD BLESS, AMERICA. And GOD BLESS ISRAEL.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    Not even the coronavirus is going to keep the lid down on this crapper. Deep state toilet is going to overflow for all to see.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/16/2020 03:22 PM

    It’s great to have a strong and not very politically based President.

    Also I notice that the first big spread of the virus outside of China was in Iran....hmmmm

  • VINCENT ZICCARDI

    03/16/2020 03:19 PM

    Terrific summation of the big media treatment of the coronavirus situation. I didn't think something like this epidemic could become as politicized as it's become, or that investors and the big money people (and their dadgum computer algorithms) of the world could use it to rape our collective investment system, but voila, it's happening. I just returned home from a short visit to my local grocery store and, as a lifetime career military person, I dread to imagine what my fellow Americans will do if we get challenged with a REAL existential threat comes along.

  • Bonnie Hart Murray

    03/16/2020 03:18 PM

    We have more than enough facts and evidence to convict those players in the FBI and CIA who did this. When is something going to happen to bring them to accountability and justice? Are Barr and Durham just waiting until closer to the election?

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/16/2020 03:12 PM

    I am amazed, simply amazed, at President Trump's strength and endurance,....
    and, while he may only be a few years younger than Joe and Bernie, he...unlike them...does not give the appearance of an "elderly man" as THEY do!

    AND, when President Trump learned he was exposed to the coronavirus, he did not panic....Do you suppose....I mean is there any possible chance....that the Democrats secretly rejoiced when they learned that their President HAD been exposed to the virus?.....No...they couldn't BE that mean, right?....

    AND, since Nancy Pelosi claims she prays for the President, can we assume then that, when he tested negative for the virus, she explained "Praise the Lord?"


  • MELISSA DELEON

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If they keep up with all this crazy media hype and freaking people out , our world is gonna collapse!

  • Geneva Clayton

    03/16/2020 03:04 PM

    If this had been 1972 guess what would have happened by now? They would all be behind bars! I am literally sick of all the back stabbing. I hope every democrat gets voted out and we never have another one sit in the whitehouse!

  • Patricia Nelson

    03/16/2020 03:03 PM

    Thank You Mike for the information about the "Deep State" investigation. I truly hope President Trump pardons Mike Flynn.
    I pray for President Trump as he is being hit from all areas. Including the spritual realm.
    I'm so weary of the over coverage of the virus. I don't even remember the 2009 epidemic because the news, I'm guessing, was protecting President Obama. (By the way, I prayed for him too.)
    I get we need to be more careful, but the panic is catching too.
    Even Glenn Beck lately as been so, gloom and doom, I've stop listening to him.
    You, Rush, Hannity, and others are more of a voice of calm and reason.
    And I enjoy your Huckabee show on TBN.
    Thank You for caring for the everyday folks like me.
    God Bless and keep you and your family.

  • Priscilla Rodgers

    03/16/2020 02:52 PM

    I keep reading all these articles. When are these people going to actually be held accountable?

  • JC Holland

    03/16/2020 02:44 PM

    All very interesting Mike. But all a waste of time because spineless AG Barr not won't do anything, he's even dropping charges. He's as worthless as Sessions was.

  • Pat J Green

    03/16/2020 02:42 PM

    I believe a full pardon would be in order and a reimbursement of all he has lost on this boggus attack on him

  • Linnea Karpenske

    03/16/2020 02:36 PM

    Instead of Russian intervention in our election process, we are getting Chinese intervention and the dems are using it to full advantage! They make me "sick".

  • Harold Levi

    03/16/2020 02:34 PM

    Just to repeat, Marxist-Democrats love to make mountains out of mole dung (smaller than a hill), with most of their published results smelling the same. My distant cousin, Richard M., resigned. I should think at goodly number of these personage involved would have the honor to resign or commit harakiri.

  • judith jakub

    03/16/2020 02:28 PM

    ALL THIS CLOAK & DAGGER GOINGS ON IN OUR WH IT'S A WONDER OUR POTUS IS STILL STANDING. PRAYING FOR HIS FULL STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION TO MAGA AND KEEP AMERICA GREAT. I PRAY ALL THIS SINISTER BEHAVIOR WILL END WHEN OUR POTUS IS REELECTED IN NOVEMBER.

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/16/2020 02:22 PM

    Very informative article. When do the American people get the truth and the wrongdoers get their just reward?

  • Gloria Polizzi

    03/16/2020 02:16 PM

    Dear Governor,

    I enjoy your enlightening letters every day. Keep up the good work.

  • Bette Solomon

    03/16/2020 02:00 PM

    Keep up the good work Mr. Huckabee. It's so refreshing to see life going on, sanity in abundance, common sense and good humor. Thanks for what you do.

  • June Fullerton

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    I am so disappointed with the DOJ! I felt certain they would bring Hillary Clinton to justice. What do we get? Silence!
    Now we hear the FBI and CIA have LOST Michael Flynn’s investigative file! The incompetence or dishonesty is astounding.

  • MARY L DE YOUNG

    03/16/2020 01:58 PM

    thanks for reporting the true facts.
    I've been hoping and praying for Michael Flynn to be exonerated!

  • Nancy McNeely

    03/16/2020 01:48 PM

    Yes... President Trump needs to pardon Flynn. And I hope it is soon.
    He is doing such an outstanding job in all respects. Thank God for President Trump.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/16/2020 01:43 PM

    Any one connected to the the Russian Collusion as a victim should be Pardoned Have assets returned with interest having to defend themselves and all those that set them up be brought to Justice as soon as possible All of them need their day in court