More Michael Flynn news? Yes, and I hope I don’t have to tell you how important this ongoing story is. I know it's frustrating to you that the information continues to come to us in dribs and drabs, because it is to me. But this story, from its beginning –- as far back as 2014 –- is emblematic of a law enforcement/intel bureaucracy gone horribly wrong. I hope you’ll bear with me, as we’re finally getting to the most important part of all: discovering how involved President Obama was in this travesty of “justice.” Deductive reasoning tells us he knew all about it; evidence starting to come in now likely will show he was running it.

And John Solomon has done it again. He’s examined more text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, these from January 3, 2017. That date falls just the day before FBI investigators informed Strzok that they were ready to close the case against Flynn, having found precisely nothing, and just two days before the big Oval Office meeting with Obama, Biden, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Yates and Rice. It was 17 days before President-elect Trump would take office.

In these texts, Strrok and Page are discussing the White House attempting to obtain some Flynn transcripts. They know the investigation has turned up nothing on Flynn, and there has been concern from...someone...that the White House will politicize the transcripts, that they will be “politically weaponized.” Given what we know, and with the timing of the text exchange –- just after Strzok has had a conversation with Priestap –- it seems probable that it was Priestap who has expressed this concern. Apparently, Priestap is concerned that James Clapper will share the conversations with President Obama.

"He, like us, is concerned with oversharing,” Strzok texts Page. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts [“Crossfire Razor,” meaning Flynn; “cuts” meaning excerpts from phone calls] to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.”

ALL POLITICAL..JUST SHOWS OUR HAND??

Strzok later texts Page: “The question [presumably from Priestap] is should we [provide them], particularly to the entirety of the lame duck [U.S. Intelligence Community] with partisan axes to grind.”

PARTISAN AXES TO GRIND??

Then Strzok and Page talk about Presidential Daily Briefings, and that’s where this gets really interesting and shows how much more we need to find out. “Did you follow the drama of the PDB last week?” Strzok texts Page. “Yup, don’t know how it ended though,” Page responds. “”They didn’t include any of it,” Strzok texts, and Bill [Priestap] didn’t want to dissent.” Page answers, “Wow, Bill should make sure Andy [McCabe] knows about [this] since he was consulted numerous times about whether to include the reporting.”

Solomon says he's had these texts since September 2018; apparently he couldn’t publicize them because they hadn't been declassified. In the meantime, however, he's had “interviews with officials familiar with the conversations,” so what sounds cryptic to us is probably well understood by him. Here are the texts themselves.

The investigations going on now are trying to determine whether Obama’s longstanding distaste for Flynn, which we’ve detailed here, influenced the FBI’s decision to reject the recommendation by its own agent, Joe Pientka, to shut down the Flynn investigation in early January 2017 and instead work up a plan to set him up to “lie” to the FBI. Solomon says that one investigator “with direct knowledge” told him that “the evidence connecting President Obama to the Flynn operation is getting stronger.”

According to that investigator, “The Bureau knew it did not have evidence to justify that Flynn was either a criminal or counterintelligence threat and should have shut the case down. But the perception that Obama and his team would not be happy with that outcome may have driven the FBI to keep the probe open without justification and to pivot to an interview that left some agents worried involved entrapment or a perjury trap.”

As Solomon said to Sean Hannity Tuesday night, “It gives us a state of mind that the White House was driving the Flynn decisions in this very critical time leading up to…Trump taking office.”

Also on Tuesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell turned the office over to new DNI John Ratcliffe, just after declassifying MORE phone calls between then-national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It’ll be up to Ratcliffe if and how soon the transcripts of those calls will be made public.

According to a FOX NEWS report Tuesday night, a senior intelligence official said that key documents will provide “a very significant understanding of how intelligence was manipulated to support the launch of the Russia investigation.” Much more to come on that.

Also, Andrew C. McCarthy has a must-read column about Judge Emmet Sullivan and the role politics is playing right now to deprive Flynn of his due process rights.

As McCarthy told Shannon Bream on FOX NEWS Tuesday night, “I think the problem Judge Sullivan has is the same problem a lot of people analyzing this have, which is that the political dimension of it has in some ways, I think, paralyzed people’s way to look at what is really a very simple legal equation.”

As McCarthy explains, only the Justice Department --- the prosecution, which is part of the Executive Branch --- has the power either to open a case or to continue it. “A judge has no power to force the government either to bring charges or to continue charges."

Bream read from the Fokker case, which has been cited as precedent by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell: “It has long been settled that the Judiciary generally lacks authority to second-guess those Executive determinations, much less to impose its own charging preferences.” It doesn’t get much clearer than that.

The judge was given an opportunity to fix this; the three-judge appeals panel gave him 10 days. He still could do this, but considering that he has dug in and hired his own attorney, it doesn’t seem likely.

Finally, Margot Cleveland has another great column on Judge Sullivan, also focusing on the politics. She does say it’s appropriate for a judge to hire a lawyer in a mandamus petition such as this. (McCarthy, in contrast, called Sullivan's decision to do this “jaw-dropping,” and Powell has raised numerous questions about it, particularly about who is paying the lawyer.) But Cleveland reveals something new about Sullivan’s choice of attorney, Beth Wilkinson: she happens to be the lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s “investigation” of her mishandling of classified information in 2016. Hey, it’s real cozy down there in the swamp.

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  • Ron Edwards

    05/27/2020 03:52 PM

    All this tells me is how obvious the blatant incompetence/corruption of the FBI, DOJ, the countless "committees" and useless congressional hearings, is. Yet these "law enforcement" people who are too corrupt, crooked, and totally incompetent to hold a "law enforcement" job as a meter maid in a small town. But they continue to haul in countless billions of salary from us taxpayer saps because there is only one competent manager in all of DC.

  • Vayva Rey Elkins

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Finally!! A clearer understanding of the pile of “Silage”, steaming all the Obama administration leaders’ desire to make a political “carcass” of President Trump as America’s new leader!
    We new Clinton was involved, but the information here is astounding!!
    Why is all this not criminal activity? And, why isn’t there more mention of the threat to Flynn’s son in regard to Flynn supposedly lying? If my son was in danger, I’d take the fall within reason of the offense!
    Please try to clarify.
    An excellent read.

  • Carol Wadley

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Sullivan is like a worm on a hook, trying his best to keep the Flynn matter front and center. He either enjoys the attention or is doing someone else’s bidding. I vote for the latter.

    Time to throw that worm into the lake and catch the bigger fish.

    I never knew just how many scum-sucking bottom feeders lived in Washington DC.

  • JohnJust simpply

    05/27/2020 02:47 PM

    Just Simply Amazing all the MONEY Politicians make Salary - Medical- Inside stock Information Money they get from Running for Office to use as they see fit and still want to DESTROY USA to TAKE more THATS NOT Greed its Total Dominance and control .

  • Larry Alberts

    05/27/2020 02:20 PM

    It’s clear that he was set up. Someone needs to be held accountable. Obama is the one responsible, but he will never be brought to justice. President Trump needs to pardon obama for all he offensives, and let him defend that. As someone suggested do it at one of his large rallies. The dems would go crazy.

  • Elizabeth N. Mayer

    05/27/2020 02:07 PM

    ALL of this information coming out can't happen soon enough.
    And Judge Sullivan's behavior is simply bizarre. Possibly he is being threatened or coerced somehow??

  • Gary Digby

    05/27/2020 01:43 PM

    Governor Huckabee, question: I am starting to be concerned that the Durham investigation, which has not been forthcoming thus far, will drag on into November and depending on the election results, may just fizzle out. Justice delayed is justice denied. This investigation cannot go on forever if anything is to come of it.

  • katie Bohne

    05/27/2020 01:40 PM

    I don't know why I am commenting, you never post what I comment.

  • Norman North

    05/27/2020 01:38 PM

    Give Flynn his justice and punish the lawbreakers and then move on.

    Right now, your newsletter should be focused on Hong Kong. It is under attack by communist thugs. Wake up!

    When the Qing Dynasty collapsed they made a 99 year lease with the British. The time expired in 1997. Why on God's green Earth did the British try to give Hong Kong to the communists. The rightful heirs are the Taiwanese since they are Traditional Chinese. This illegal action by the British needs to be corrected since it affects a large section of the world.

    All countries involved in Hong Kong should immediately dispatch security forces to the area to protect foreigners and the democratic legislature of Hong Kong.

    Pompeo's announcement that Hong Mong is no longer autonomous means little if it is not backed up with real action.

    Thanks!

    Now Mike get on the stick and begin to talk about really important issues!

    Norman

  • Virginia Alderson.

    05/27/2020 01:33 PM

    I pray to God that Justice will Prevail very soon. This has gone on long enough and they must All pay the consequences NOW!!!

  • Annette Todd

    05/27/2020 01:12 PM

    This case is so disgusting & sick. The people responsible should be tried & shot. This is treason & messing w/out voting system of govt.
    Time!

  • Edward Engle

    05/27/2020 01:08 PM

    Non-Related to this article, But:
    If the state of Oregon automatically registers a person into the legal voting roles simply by the fact that they were given a licence to drive (DMV), and Oregon allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licences, doesn't that encourage voter fraud in it's simplest form?

  • Toni DeFronzo

    05/27/2020 12:59 PM

    Thank you so very much for sorting through all of the terrible truths, to keep us informed. The thing that I most appreciate, is that we NEVER have to wonder about the truthfulness of anything you post.

    Happy anniversary to you and your wife!

  • Kevin J. Cook

    05/27/2020 12:34 PM

    Hussein, Biden and Hellary are criminal traitors who must be indicted and The DNC and their Enemedia need to pay a stiff price. Anything less Is destroying Our freedoms and countryb

  • Pat J Green

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    I think if I was these scum FBI agents I would be trying to see if Edward Snowden needed a roommate right about now

  • Carolyn J. Blue

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    Please, Governor, don’t tell me that Obama and Hillary aren’t eventually going to be charged with treason and other things for the crimes they committed!!! This would be totally unacceptable! They were basically forming a coup to oust President Trump from Day one, in any way they could, to not only prevent him from getting elected but to boot him out of office to this very day! Besides this, they committed other crimes and caused the life of General Flynn to be destroyed.
    PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/27/2020 12:21 PM

    We must keep fighting....we’re winning ??

  • Robin Rebhan

    05/27/2020 12:18 PM

    I've been researching Judge Sullivan. He has a history of being cozy with the democratic party. And I'm seriously thinking he has a part in and or direct knowledge of the malicious prosecution of Gen. Michael Flynn. And when he hired a lawyer to represent himself a sitting Judge. What else could it be other than a possibility that he himself ( Judge Sullivan ) may be facing Federal Charges.
    Judge Sullivan could have just quietly dismissed the Flynn case and nobody would have noticed a thing. But instead he just raised a red flag carried by a marching band with a full bore fireworks display with a Grand Finale over the Court House!!

  • Robert Sims

    05/27/2020 12:12 PM

    Could this be going ABOVE Obama and Valerie J.? Perhaps even up to George S. and his minions?

  • Allen Stewart

    05/27/2020 12:11 PM

    I vote for Michael Flynn as Director of the FBI! Oh, what fun that would be!

  • Victor H. Summers

    05/27/2020 12:10 PM

    I'm a die-hard Republican and have been since I first voted - Nixon '72. (In fact, if I ever voted any other way, I truly believe that my dad would come back to haunt me!) This whole FBI investigation makes me physically ill. At first, I thought it was just a few rotten eggs, but now it appears to be a coup. And that's a word I never believed I would hear being used to describe what is now going on in this great country of ours. I am so disgusted and keep thinking: If we can't trust the FBI, who can we trust ? Heads gotta roll on this one. This is way, way over the line.
    May the LORD continue to bless you and yours! And keep up the great work you do.
    Vic

  • Patricia Seaman

    05/27/2020 12:04 PM

    It’s reprehensible what the left is doing to our country, and our President, I’m praying for those involved to be held accountable, do you think that will ever happen Mike Huckabee? ????

  • Patricia Condelli

    05/27/2020 12:03 PM

    I wish someone would explain to me why all of this information comes out in little snippets instead of all at once and three years ago. Who is hiding it? I thought the Trump administration took over the administration. How is it possiblety hat anyone connected to the former administration has any say over what gets released and when.

  • David Brill

    05/27/2020 12:01 PM

    There is no point in commenting. I read comments, submit a comment and come back later to find everything blank and a note "0 comments."

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/27/2020 11:48 AM

    Thank you for what you are doing. It is unreal all the evil going on in America. Thankful for those who are sharing truth and pray for all the evil will be punished.

More Michael Flynn news? Yes, and I hope I don’t have to tell you how important this ongoing story is. I know it's frustrating to you that the information continues to come to us in dribs and drabs, because it is to me. But this story, from its beginning –- as far back as 2014 –- is emblematic of a law enforcement/intel bureaucracy gone horribly wrong. I hope you’ll bear with me, as we’re finally getting to the most important part of all: discovering how involved President Obama was in this travesty of “justice.” Deductive reasoning tells us he knew all about it; evidence starting to come in now likely will show he was running it.

And John Solomon has done it again. He’s examined more text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, these from January 3, 2017. That date falls just the day before FBI investigators informed Strzok that they were ready to close the case against Flynn, having found precisely nothing, and just two days before the big Oval Office meeting with Obama, Biden, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Yates and Rice. It was 17 days before President-elect Trump would take office.

In these texts, Strrok and Page are discussing the White House attempting to obtain some Flynn transcripts. They know the investigation has turned up nothing on Flynn, and there has been concern from...someone...that the White House will politicize the transcripts, that they will be “politically weaponized.” Given what we know, and with the timing of the text exchange –- just after Strzok has had a conversation with Priestap –- it seems probable that it was Priestap who has expressed this concern. Apparently, Priestap is concerned that James Clapper will share the conversations with President Obama.

"He, like us, is concerned with oversharing,” Strzok texts Page. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts [“Crossfire Razor,” meaning Flynn; “cuts” meaning excerpts from phone calls] to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.”

ALL POLITICAL..JUST SHOWS OUR HAND??

Strzok later texts Page: “The question [presumably from Priestap] is should we [provide them], particularly to the entirety of the lame duck [U.S. Intelligence Community] with partisan axes to grind.”

PARTISAN AXES TO GRIND??

Then Strzok and Page talk about Presidential Daily Briefings, and that’s where this gets really interesting and shows how much more we need to find out. “Did you follow the drama of the PDB last week?” Strzok texts Page. “Yup, don’t know how it ended though,” Page responds. “”They didn’t include any of it,” Strzok texts, and Bill [Priestap] didn’t want to dissent.” Page answers, “Wow, Bill should make sure Andy [McCabe] knows about [this] since he was consulted numerous times about whether to include the reporting.”

Solomon says he's had these texts since September 2018; apparently he couldn’t publicize them because they hadn't been declassified. In the meantime, however, he's had “interviews with officials familiar with the conversations,” so what sounds cryptic to us is probably well understood by him. Here are the texts themselves.

The investigations going on now are trying to determine whether Obama’s longstanding distaste for Flynn, which we’ve detailed here, influenced the FBI’s decision to reject the recommendation by its own agent, Joe Pientka, to shut down the Flynn investigation in early January 2017 and instead work up a plan to set him up to “lie” to the FBI. Solomon says that one investigator “with direct knowledge” told him that “the evidence connecting President Obama to the Flynn operation is getting stronger.”

According to that investigator, “The Bureau knew it did not have evidence to justify that Flynn was either a criminal or counterintelligence threat and should have shut the case down. But the perception that Obama and his team would not be happy with that outcome may have driven the FBI to keep the probe open without justification and to pivot to an interview that left some agents worried involved entrapment or a perjury trap.”

As Solomon said to Sean Hannity Tuesday night, “It gives us a state of mind that the White House was driving the Flynn decisions in this very critical time leading up to…Trump taking office.”

Also on Tuesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell turned the office over to new DNI John Ratcliffe, just after declassifying MORE phone calls between then-national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It’ll be up to Ratcliffe if and how soon the transcripts of those calls will be made public.

According to a FOX NEWS report Tuesday night, a senior intelligence official said that key documents will provide “a very significant understanding of how intelligence was manipulated to support the launch of the Russia investigation.” Much more to come on that.

Also, Andrew C. McCarthy has a must-read column about Judge Emmet Sullivan and the role politics is playing right now to deprive Flynn of his due process rights.

As McCarthy told Shannon Bream on FOX NEWS Tuesday night, “I think the problem Judge Sullivan has is the same problem a lot of people analyzing this have, which is that the political dimension of it has in some ways, I think, paralyzed people’s way to look at what is really a very simple legal equation.”

As McCarthy explains, only the Justice Department --- the prosecution, which is part of the Executive Branch --- has the power either to open a case or to continue it. “A judge has no power to force the government either to bring charges or to continue charges."

Bream read from the Fokker case, which has been cited as precedent by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell: “It has long been settled that the Judiciary generally lacks authority to second-guess those Executive determinations, much less to impose its own charging preferences.” It doesn’t get much clearer than that.

The judge was given an opportunity to fix this; the three-judge appeals panel gave him 10 days. He still could do this, but considering that he has dug in and hired his own attorney, it doesn’t seem likely.

Finally, Margot Cleveland has another great column on Judge Sullivan, also focusing on the politics. She does say it’s appropriate for a judge to hire a lawyer in a mandamus petition such as this. (McCarthy, in contrast, called Sullivan's decision to do this “jaw-dropping,” and Powell has raised numerous questions about it, particularly about who is paying the lawyer.) But Cleveland reveals something new about Sullivan’s choice of attorney, Beth Wilkinson: she happens to be the lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s “investigation” of her mishandling of classified information in 2016. Hey, it’s real cozy down there in the swamp.

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  • Ron Edwards

    05/27/2020 03:52 PM

    All this tells me is how obvious the blatant incompetence/corruption of the FBI, DOJ, the countless "committees" and useless congressional hearings, is. Yet these "law enforcement" people who are too corrupt, crooked, and totally incompetent to hold a "law enforcement" job as a meter maid in a small town. But they continue to haul in countless billions of salary from us taxpayer saps because there is only one competent manager in all of DC.

  • Vayva Rey Elkins

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Finally!! A clearer understanding of the pile of “Silage”, steaming all the Obama administration leaders’ desire to make a political “carcass” of President Trump as America’s new leader!
    We new Clinton was involved, but the information here is astounding!!
    Why is all this not criminal activity? And, why isn’t there more mention of the threat to Flynn’s son in regard to Flynn supposedly lying? If my son was in danger, I’d take the fall within reason of the offense!
    Please try to clarify.
    An excellent read.

  • Carol Wadley

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Sullivan is like a worm on a hook, trying his best to keep the Flynn matter front and center. He either enjoys the attention or is doing someone else’s bidding. I vote for the latter.

    Time to throw that worm into the lake and catch the bigger fish.

    I never knew just how many scum-sucking bottom feeders lived in Washington DC.

  • JohnJust simpply

    05/27/2020 02:47 PM

    Just Simply Amazing all the MONEY Politicians make Salary - Medical- Inside stock Information Money they get from Running for Office to use as they see fit and still want to DESTROY USA to TAKE more THATS NOT Greed its Total Dominance and control .

  • Larry Alberts

    05/27/2020 02:20 PM

    It’s clear that he was set up. Someone needs to be held accountable. Obama is the one responsible, but he will never be brought to justice. President Trump needs to pardon obama for all he offensives, and let him defend that. As someone suggested do it at one of his large rallies. The dems would go crazy.

  • Elizabeth N. Mayer

    05/27/2020 02:07 PM

    ALL of this information coming out can't happen soon enough.
    And Judge Sullivan's behavior is simply bizarre. Possibly he is being threatened or coerced somehow??

  • Gary Digby

    05/27/2020 01:43 PM

    Governor Huckabee, question: I am starting to be concerned that the Durham investigation, which has not been forthcoming thus far, will drag on into November and depending on the election results, may just fizzle out. Justice delayed is justice denied. This investigation cannot go on forever if anything is to come of it.

  • katie Bohne

    05/27/2020 01:40 PM

    I don't know why I am commenting, you never post what I comment.

  • Norman North

    05/27/2020 01:38 PM

    Give Flynn his justice and punish the lawbreakers and then move on.

    Right now, your newsletter should be focused on Hong Kong. It is under attack by communist thugs. Wake up!

    When the Qing Dynasty collapsed they made a 99 year lease with the British. The time expired in 1997. Why on God's green Earth did the British try to give Hong Kong to the communists. The rightful heirs are the Taiwanese since they are Traditional Chinese. This illegal action by the British needs to be corrected since it affects a large section of the world.

    All countries involved in Hong Kong should immediately dispatch security forces to the area to protect foreigners and the democratic legislature of Hong Kong.

    Pompeo's announcement that Hong Mong is no longer autonomous means little if it is not backed up with real action.

    Thanks!

    Now Mike get on the stick and begin to talk about really important issues!

    Norman

  • Virginia Alderson.

    05/27/2020 01:33 PM

    I pray to God that Justice will Prevail very soon. This has gone on long enough and they must All pay the consequences NOW!!!

  • Annette Todd

    05/27/2020 01:12 PM

    This case is so disgusting & sick. The people responsible should be tried & shot. This is treason & messing w/out voting system of govt.
    Time!

  • Edward Engle

    05/27/2020 01:08 PM

    Non-Related to this article, But:
    If the state of Oregon automatically registers a person into the legal voting roles simply by the fact that they were given a licence to drive (DMV), and Oregon allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licences, doesn't that encourage voter fraud in it's simplest form?

  • Toni DeFronzo

    05/27/2020 12:59 PM

    Thank you so very much for sorting through all of the terrible truths, to keep us informed. The thing that I most appreciate, is that we NEVER have to wonder about the truthfulness of anything you post.

    Happy anniversary to you and your wife!

  • Kevin J. Cook

    05/27/2020 12:34 PM

    Hussein, Biden and Hellary are criminal traitors who must be indicted and The DNC and their Enemedia need to pay a stiff price. Anything less Is destroying Our freedoms and countryb

  • Pat J Green

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    I think if I was these scum FBI agents I would be trying to see if Edward Snowden needed a roommate right about now

  • Carolyn J. Blue

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    Please, Governor, don’t tell me that Obama and Hillary aren’t eventually going to be charged with treason and other things for the crimes they committed!!! This would be totally unacceptable! They were basically forming a coup to oust President Trump from Day one, in any way they could, to not only prevent him from getting elected but to boot him out of office to this very day! Besides this, they committed other crimes and caused the life of General Flynn to be destroyed.
    PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/27/2020 12:21 PM

    We must keep fighting....we’re winning ??

  • Robin Rebhan

    05/27/2020 12:18 PM

    I've been researching Judge Sullivan. He has a history of being cozy with the democratic party. And I'm seriously thinking he has a part in and or direct knowledge of the malicious prosecution of Gen. Michael Flynn. And when he hired a lawyer to represent himself a sitting Judge. What else could it be other than a possibility that he himself ( Judge Sullivan ) may be facing Federal Charges.
    Judge Sullivan could have just quietly dismissed the Flynn case and nobody would have noticed a thing. But instead he just raised a red flag carried by a marching band with a full bore fireworks display with a Grand Finale over the Court House!!

  • Robert Sims

    05/27/2020 12:12 PM

    Could this be going ABOVE Obama and Valerie J.? Perhaps even up to George S. and his minions?

  • Allen Stewart

    05/27/2020 12:11 PM

    I vote for Michael Flynn as Director of the FBI! Oh, what fun that would be!

  • Victor H. Summers

    05/27/2020 12:10 PM

    I'm a die-hard Republican and have been since I first voted - Nixon '72. (In fact, if I ever voted any other way, I truly believe that my dad would come back to haunt me!) This whole FBI investigation makes me physically ill. At first, I thought it was just a few rotten eggs, but now it appears to be a coup. And that's a word I never believed I would hear being used to describe what is now going on in this great country of ours. I am so disgusted and keep thinking: If we can't trust the FBI, who can we trust ? Heads gotta roll on this one. This is way, way over the line.
    May the LORD continue to bless you and yours! And keep up the great work you do.
    Vic

  • Patricia Seaman

    05/27/2020 12:04 PM

    It’s reprehensible what the left is doing to our country, and our President, I’m praying for those involved to be held accountable, do you think that will ever happen Mike Huckabee? ????

  • Patricia Condelli

    05/27/2020 12:03 PM

    I wish someone would explain to me why all of this information comes out in little snippets instead of all at once and three years ago. Who is hiding it? I thought the Trump administration took over the administration. How is it possiblety hat anyone connected to the former administration has any say over what gets released and when.

  • David Brill

    05/27/2020 12:01 PM

    There is no point in commenting. I read comments, submit a comment and come back later to find everything blank and a note "0 comments."

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/27/2020 11:48 AM

    Thank you for what you are doing. It is unreal all the evil going on in America. Thankful for those who are sharing truth and pray for all the evil will be punished.

More Michael Flynn news? Yes, and I hope I don’t have to tell you how important this ongoing story is. I know it's frustrating to you that the information continues to come to us in dribs and drabs, because it is to me. But this story, from its beginning –- as far back as 2014 –- is emblematic of a law enforcement/intel bureaucracy gone horribly wrong. I hope you’ll bear with me, as we’re finally getting to the most important part of all: discovering how involved President Obama was in this travesty of “justice.” Deductive reasoning tells us he knew all about it; evidence starting to come in now likely will show he was running it.

And John Solomon has done it again. He’s examined more text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, these from January 3, 2017. That date falls just the day before FBI investigators informed Strzok that they were ready to close the case against Flynn, having found precisely nothing, and just two days before the big Oval Office meeting with Obama, Biden, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Yates and Rice. It was 17 days before President-elect Trump would take office.

In these texts, Strrok and Page are discussing the White House attempting to obtain some Flynn transcripts. They know the investigation has turned up nothing on Flynn, and there has been concern from...someone...that the White House will politicize the transcripts, that they will be “politically weaponized.” Given what we know, and with the timing of the text exchange –- just after Strzok has had a conversation with Priestap –- it seems probable that it was Priestap who has expressed this concern. Apparently, Priestap is concerned that James Clapper will share the conversations with President Obama.

"He, like us, is concerned with oversharing,” Strzok texts Page. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts [“Crossfire Razor,” meaning Flynn; “cuts” meaning excerpts from phone calls] to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.”

ALL POLITICAL..JUST SHOWS OUR HAND??

Strzok later texts Page: “The question [presumably from Priestap] is should we [provide them], particularly to the entirety of the lame duck [U.S. Intelligence Community] with partisan axes to grind.”

PARTISAN AXES TO GRIND??

Then Strzok and Page talk about Presidential Daily Briefings, and that’s where this gets really interesting and shows how much more we need to find out. “Did you follow the drama of the PDB last week?” Strzok texts Page. “Yup, don’t know how it ended though,” Page responds. “”They didn’t include any of it,” Strzok texts, and Bill [Priestap] didn’t want to dissent.” Page answers, “Wow, Bill should make sure Andy [McCabe] knows about [this] since he was consulted numerous times about whether to include the reporting.”

Solomon says he's had these texts since September 2018; apparently he couldn’t publicize them because they hadn't been declassified. In the meantime, however, he's had “interviews with officials familiar with the conversations,” so what sounds cryptic to us is probably well understood by him. Here are the texts themselves.

The investigations going on now are trying to determine whether Obama’s longstanding distaste for Flynn, which we’ve detailed here, influenced the FBI’s decision to reject the recommendation by its own agent, Joe Pientka, to shut down the Flynn investigation in early January 2017 and instead work up a plan to set him up to “lie” to the FBI. Solomon says that one investigator “with direct knowledge” told him that “the evidence connecting President Obama to the Flynn operation is getting stronger.”

According to that investigator, “The Bureau knew it did not have evidence to justify that Flynn was either a criminal or counterintelligence threat and should have shut the case down. But the perception that Obama and his team would not be happy with that outcome may have driven the FBI to keep the probe open without justification and to pivot to an interview that left some agents worried involved entrapment or a perjury trap.”

As Solomon said to Sean Hannity Tuesday night, “It gives us a state of mind that the White House was driving the Flynn decisions in this very critical time leading up to…Trump taking office.”

Also on Tuesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell turned the office over to new DNI John Ratcliffe, just after declassifying MORE phone calls between then-national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It’ll be up to Ratcliffe if and how soon the transcripts of those calls will be made public.

According to a FOX NEWS report Tuesday night, a senior intelligence official said that key documents will provide “a very significant understanding of how intelligence was manipulated to support the launch of the Russia investigation.” Much more to come on that.

Also, Andrew C. McCarthy has a must-read column about Judge Emmet Sullivan and the role politics is playing right now to deprive Flynn of his due process rights.

As McCarthy told Shannon Bream on FOX NEWS Tuesday night, “I think the problem Judge Sullivan has is the same problem a lot of people analyzing this have, which is that the political dimension of it has in some ways, I think, paralyzed people’s way to look at what is really a very simple legal equation.”

As McCarthy explains, only the Justice Department --- the prosecution, which is part of the Executive Branch --- has the power either to open a case or to continue it. “A judge has no power to force the government either to bring charges or to continue charges."

Bream read from the Fokker case, which has been cited as precedent by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell: “It has long been settled that the Judiciary generally lacks authority to second-guess those Executive determinations, much less to impose its own charging preferences.” It doesn’t get much clearer than that.

The judge was given an opportunity to fix this; the three-judge appeals panel gave him 10 days. He still could do this, but considering that he has dug in and hired his own attorney, it doesn’t seem likely.

Finally, Margot Cleveland has another great column on Judge Sullivan, also focusing on the politics. She does say it’s appropriate for a judge to hire a lawyer in a mandamus petition such as this. (McCarthy, in contrast, called Sullivan's decision to do this “jaw-dropping,” and Powell has raised numerous questions about it, particularly about who is paying the lawyer.) But Cleveland reveals something new about Sullivan’s choice of attorney, Beth Wilkinson: she happens to be the lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s “investigation” of her mishandling of classified information in 2016. Hey, it’s real cozy down there in the swamp.

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  • Ron Edwards

    05/27/2020 03:52 PM

    All this tells me is how obvious the blatant incompetence/corruption of the FBI, DOJ, the countless "committees" and useless congressional hearings, is. Yet these "law enforcement" people who are too corrupt, crooked, and totally incompetent to hold a "law enforcement" job as a meter maid in a small town. But they continue to haul in countless billions of salary from us taxpayer saps because there is only one competent manager in all of DC.

  • Vayva Rey Elkins

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Finally!! A clearer understanding of the pile of “Silage”, steaming all the Obama administration leaders’ desire to make a political “carcass” of President Trump as America’s new leader!
    We new Clinton was involved, but the information here is astounding!!
    Why is all this not criminal activity? And, why isn’t there more mention of the threat to Flynn’s son in regard to Flynn supposedly lying? If my son was in danger, I’d take the fall within reason of the offense!
    Please try to clarify.
    An excellent read.

  • Carol Wadley

    05/27/2020 03:13 PM

    Sullivan is like a worm on a hook, trying his best to keep the Flynn matter front and center. He either enjoys the attention or is doing someone else’s bidding. I vote for the latter.

    Time to throw that worm into the lake and catch the bigger fish.

    I never knew just how many scum-sucking bottom feeders lived in Washington DC.

  • JohnJust simpply

    05/27/2020 02:47 PM

    Just Simply Amazing all the MONEY Politicians make Salary - Medical- Inside stock Information Money they get from Running for Office to use as they see fit and still want to DESTROY USA to TAKE more THATS NOT Greed its Total Dominance and control .

  • Larry Alberts

    05/27/2020 02:20 PM

    It’s clear that he was set up. Someone needs to be held accountable. Obama is the one responsible, but he will never be brought to justice. President Trump needs to pardon obama for all he offensives, and let him defend that. As someone suggested do it at one of his large rallies. The dems would go crazy.

  • Elizabeth N. Mayer

    05/27/2020 02:07 PM

    ALL of this information coming out can't happen soon enough.
    And Judge Sullivan's behavior is simply bizarre. Possibly he is being threatened or coerced somehow??

  • Gary Digby

    05/27/2020 01:43 PM

    Governor Huckabee, question: I am starting to be concerned that the Durham investigation, which has not been forthcoming thus far, will drag on into November and depending on the election results, may just fizzle out. Justice delayed is justice denied. This investigation cannot go on forever if anything is to come of it.

  • katie Bohne

    05/27/2020 01:40 PM

    I don't know why I am commenting, you never post what I comment.

  • Norman North

    05/27/2020 01:38 PM

    Give Flynn his justice and punish the lawbreakers and then move on.

    Right now, your newsletter should be focused on Hong Kong. It is under attack by communist thugs. Wake up!

    When the Qing Dynasty collapsed they made a 99 year lease with the British. The time expired in 1997. Why on God's green Earth did the British try to give Hong Kong to the communists. The rightful heirs are the Taiwanese since they are Traditional Chinese. This illegal action by the British needs to be corrected since it affects a large section of the world.

    All countries involved in Hong Kong should immediately dispatch security forces to the area to protect foreigners and the democratic legislature of Hong Kong.

    Pompeo's announcement that Hong Mong is no longer autonomous means little if it is not backed up with real action.

    Thanks!

    Now Mike get on the stick and begin to talk about really important issues!

    Norman

  • Virginia Alderson.

    05/27/2020 01:33 PM

    I pray to God that Justice will Prevail very soon. This has gone on long enough and they must All pay the consequences NOW!!!

  • Annette Todd

    05/27/2020 01:12 PM

    This case is so disgusting & sick. The people responsible should be tried & shot. This is treason & messing w/out voting system of govt.
    Time!

  • Edward Engle

    05/27/2020 01:08 PM

    Non-Related to this article, But:
    If the state of Oregon automatically registers a person into the legal voting roles simply by the fact that they were given a licence to drive (DMV), and Oregon allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licences, doesn't that encourage voter fraud in it's simplest form?

  • Toni DeFronzo

    05/27/2020 12:59 PM

    Thank you so very much for sorting through all of the terrible truths, to keep us informed. The thing that I most appreciate, is that we NEVER have to wonder about the truthfulness of anything you post.

    Happy anniversary to you and your wife!

  • Kevin J. Cook

    05/27/2020 12:34 PM

    Hussein, Biden and Hellary are criminal traitors who must be indicted and The DNC and their Enemedia need to pay a stiff price. Anything less Is destroying Our freedoms and countryb

  • Pat J Green

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    I think if I was these scum FBI agents I would be trying to see if Edward Snowden needed a roommate right about now

  • Carolyn J. Blue

    05/27/2020 12:22 PM

    Please, Governor, don’t tell me that Obama and Hillary aren’t eventually going to be charged with treason and other things for the crimes they committed!!! This would be totally unacceptable! They were basically forming a coup to oust President Trump from Day one, in any way they could, to not only prevent him from getting elected but to boot him out of office to this very day! Besides this, they committed other crimes and caused the life of General Flynn to be destroyed.
    PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/27/2020 12:21 PM

    We must keep fighting....we’re winning ??

  • Robin Rebhan

    05/27/2020 12:18 PM

    I've been researching Judge Sullivan. He has a history of being cozy with the democratic party. And I'm seriously thinking he has a part in and or direct knowledge of the malicious prosecution of Gen. Michael Flynn. And when he hired a lawyer to represent himself a sitting Judge. What else could it be other than a possibility that he himself ( Judge Sullivan ) may be facing Federal Charges.
    Judge Sullivan could have just quietly dismissed the Flynn case and nobody would have noticed a thing. But instead he just raised a red flag carried by a marching band with a full bore fireworks display with a Grand Finale over the Court House!!

  • Robert Sims

    05/27/2020 12:12 PM

    Could this be going ABOVE Obama and Valerie J.? Perhaps even up to George S. and his minions?

  • Allen Stewart

    05/27/2020 12:11 PM

    I vote for Michael Flynn as Director of the FBI! Oh, what fun that would be!

  • Victor H. Summers

    05/27/2020 12:10 PM

    I'm a die-hard Republican and have been since I first voted - Nixon '72. (In fact, if I ever voted any other way, I truly believe that my dad would come back to haunt me!) This whole FBI investigation makes me physically ill. At first, I thought it was just a few rotten eggs, but now it appears to be a coup. And that's a word I never believed I would hear being used to describe what is now going on in this great country of ours. I am so disgusted and keep thinking: If we can't trust the FBI, who can we trust ? Heads gotta roll on this one. This is way, way over the line.
    May the LORD continue to bless you and yours! And keep up the great work you do.
    Vic

  • Patricia Seaman

    05/27/2020 12:04 PM

    It’s reprehensible what the left is doing to our country, and our President, I’m praying for those involved to be held accountable, do you think that will ever happen Mike Huckabee? ????

  • Patricia Condelli

    05/27/2020 12:03 PM

    I wish someone would explain to me why all of this information comes out in little snippets instead of all at once and three years ago. Who is hiding it? I thought the Trump administration took over the administration. How is it possiblety hat anyone connected to the former administration has any say over what gets released and when.

  • David Brill

    05/27/2020 12:01 PM

    There is no point in commenting. I read comments, submit a comment and come back later to find everything blank and a note "0 comments."

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/27/2020 11:48 AM

    Thank you for what you are doing. It is unreal all the evil going on in America. Thankful for those who are sharing truth and pray for all the evil will be punished.