Evening Edition - August 5

August 5, 2020 |

MEDIA-WORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER STEELE LIKE A BAD JOKE NOW

The rug has been pulled out from under those who insisted for years that Christopher Steele was some brilliant British super-sleuth who had the goods on Donald Trump. He turned out to be pretty sorry at intelligence-gathering, and even his fiction appears to have been gleaned from others more creative than he.

As Mollie Hemingway reminds us in THE FEDERALIST, Steele was supposed to have a “vast network of credible and well-connected sources spread throughout Europe,” but he really didn’t.

In the media, Steele was reverently described as “a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence.” Whew, that sounds impressive. Before he was even identified, MOTHER JONES described him as maybe the foremost expert in Russia matters in the world! Ooh, big stuff. They said he “spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and...now works with a U.S. firm that gathers information on corporate clients.” HA, that “U.S. firm” turned out to be Fusion GPS, the dirty oppo research company working for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee. Not quite so impressive now, is he?

As we’ve reported, Steele got all his information from his “primary sub-source,” identified as Igor “Iggy” Danchenko, who was a staffer at the leftist think-tank (make that “think”-tank) the Brookings Institute. Recall that the Brookings Institute was at that time headed by longtime Clinton ally Strobe Talbott. (Again, when it comes to lies and corruption, all roads lead back to Hillary.) Danchenko picked up nothing that was actually documented; instead, he depended on what Hemingway describes as “rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture and speculation.”

Hearsay based on hearsay was conveyed to Steele, who, in his admitted desperation to keep Trump out of the White House, dramatically overstated it.

No one ever had any reason to believe any of this, other than that they just wanted to. They thought they could turn Trump’s image into that of some evil Manchurian candidate and keep him away from power. That’s why the media grabbed onto the outrageously fake story with both hands and wouldn’t let go. As Hemingway reminds us, Adam Goldman of THE NEW YORK TIMES actually won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting the false “Russia collusion” narrative. (I will add that he should humbly return it, as the award is as fake as the story.)

When the narrative turned out to be bunk, Goldman and his colleague Charlie Savage got together and turned on a dime to make their story more about the unmasking of Danchenko as Steele’s source. (Hemingway provides the link to this.) Clever, these media hacks. They gave no evidence that Danchenko had been promised anonymity, though he was promised immunity for speaking with the FBI. Late in their story, they do admit problems with the dossier --- what else can they do? --- while simultaneously glossing over them.

The Horowitz report, which came out last December, strongly criticized FBI investigators for mischaracterizing the Steele dossier and the results of the Danchenko interview to the FISA court, just to keep renewing their warrant to spy on Carter Page (and thus the Trump campaign, and thus Trump.)

As Hemingway reminds us, revisionists have tried to say that the “dossier” didn’t actually come out until after the election. But that timeline isn’t right; we know that it --- and other so-called “dossiers” designed to damage Trump --- were kicking around during the summer of 2016. Steele himself admitted in a British court (he was being sued by executives of Alfa bank) that he was meeting with media and law enforcement people about the “dossier” prior to the election, as he wanted it weaponized and used against Trump.

Steele even told a State Department official, Kathleen Kavalec, that it was his goal to get the story around before the election; she provided notes about that to the FBI investigators, so they knew good and well. And Michael Isikoff’s September 2016 story about Carter Page being a Russian asset was taken right from the “dossier.”

Other media outlets, mostly on the left but even THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, inflated Steele’s resume and mystique. They really should be embarrassed now; I wonder how many of them are. Read Mollie’s entire piece; it’s quite entertaining. In fact, some of it is a real laff riot, as when she quotes NYT reporter Scott Shane as saying in January of 2017, “If all the information in the dossier is false, it is a very sophisticated fabrication.” Hahahahaha. That sounds so ridiculous now.

Come on, it was a pile of stinking, unverifiable garbage that many of us could tell was fake from the start. You in the media were taken for a ride, and you’d buy the ticket again if it meant you could hurt President Trump.

A RECOMMENDATION FOR SEATTLE RESIDENTS

So, if you defund the police, what do you replace them with?

According to a blueprint reportedly backed by a majority of the Seattle City Council, the Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” so they want to replace it with non-profit programs and “community-led activities.” They’re seeking groups that are “well-versed in de-escalation skills and mental health support,” including “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis,” and that are “committed to retention of social service workers with adequate and equitable pay and benefits, preferably unionized” and have a “demonstrated commitment to a harm-reduction model, including safer consumption practices.” They'd also better have really excellent medical insurance benefits.

There’s a lot more of this touchy-feely, leftwing fantasyland word salad at the link, but to help the citizens of Seattle, I’ll boil it down to just one word:

“MOVE!”

PARANOIA IS SPREADING AMONG THE ANTI-TRUMPERS

You remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton thought she was a shoo-in for President, and Trump might question the validity of her win, and she expressed shock, outrage and horror that anyone would be so selfish and unpatriotic as to refuse to accept the results of a US Presidential election…then she lost, and she’s spent the past three years doing precisely that, along with millions of her fellow “Resistance” sore losers.

Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as the same never-Trumpers who’ve spent every moment since 2016 refusing to accept that Hillary lost are floating nightmare conspiracy theories that Trump might refuse to accept that he lost to Biden and leave the White House (to be fair, there were also some crackpot theories on the right that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.)

This kind of paranoia and refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power and the verdict of the people in elections is something new and extremely destructive in the history of the United States. It’s a large part of what’s led us to a period that may be the most divisive since the Civil War. And there’s growing concern that if Trump is reelected, it will actually get even worse (like Portland everywhere.)

To test that, a bi-partisan anti-Trump organization called the Transition Integrity Project (Ha!) secretly gathered 100 "former high-ranking government officials, senior political campaigners, nationally prominent journalists and communications professionals, social movement leaders, and experts on politics, national security, democratic reform, election law, and media." Together, they war-gamed various election scenarios to try to figure out what the reactions would be.

These scenarios ranged from Biden winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College to a narrow Trump win but with claims of some Biden ballots being destroyed. In the end, there was only one scenario in which a candidate won a clear victory and the losing side refused to accept it, and that loser was Biden.

The moral I draw from this (aside from "be VERY prepared") is that Trump’s victory needs to be so overwhelming in both the popular vote and the Electoral College that there can be no disputing it. That won’t stop the left from disputing it anyway, because they may not believe in God, but they think they have a Divine right to rule us. It will, however, send them a signal that they’re outnumbered so maybe they'll finally develop a little introspection and realize it’s time to grow up, end their three-year-plus tantrum and start thinking about why so many people think they shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the levers of power.

Nah, that'll never happen! But at least they can comfort themselves that Trump won't run for a third term.

Or maybe he WILL!...

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  • Kevin Cook

    08/06/2020 09:08 AM

    Let's not forget the other greasy traitors who threw the bogus dirty "dossier" around like a terrorist bomb that includes John McCain, the same loser like John Lewis who decided to have a political rally vs a funeral. The Deep State is absolutely corrupt taxpayer leeches and criminals that need removed.

  • Sharon Densford

    08/06/2020 09:05 AM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee for giving us daily truth in the news. We so appreciate you!!

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    08/06/2020 09:04 AM

    I am reading “Cop Under Fire” by Sheriff David Clarke. Wish everyone would read or you would have him on your show.

  • Jerrie Z

    08/06/2020 08:58 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, I love your program and the truth behind all of this evil news. I would be embarrassed to call myself a journalist. President Trump, the 'true' American loves you! You can be rough, but God made you that way to survive what you are going through right now. I love it that you are driving the democrats crazy. They can not use you as a puppet. God and you are my heroes. I think it is sad that the public is so ignorant that they can't see how President Trump stands up for Christians and jews and is so persecuted. 'Thank you' from my heart. Mr. Huckabee, thank you again for your programs that we can watch and know that the 'truth' can still be told.

  • Robert Neumuller

    08/06/2020 08:52 AM

    The democrats have their new insurance policy: mail in ballots. They will be able to collect unknown numbers from elderly people, anyone who wants some money, and mail boxes. With a little effort, they could have millions of votes from this effort strategically placed.

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:50 AM

    Enjoyed your article as I do all of them. What would we do without you to keep us informed about the rotten socialist communist liberals trying to take over our great nation. JUST KEEP PRAYING!!!!!

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:46 AM

    Mike why would yahoo completely shut down any comments I would like to make on their articles. I have Yahoo and do not know how to change. I hate yahoo and would like to change where I can at least make comment about their biased media.

  • Mike Smith

    08/06/2020 08:38 AM

    Hi Governor!

    Good morning.

    LOL - I see what you did there!
    (nothing like stoking their fear and paranoia... Great Job! )

  • Michael Molesky

    08/06/2020 08:17 AM

    Hate the Democrats and their dirty tricks to topple a elected president they also want to destroy the American way of life

  • Sabrina Whitaker

    08/06/2020 08:05 AM

    Thanks for your continued updates. Really appreciate you!

  • Stephen Russell

    08/06/2020 08:00 AM

    Americas Future: As is or:
    o Domestic passports to travel
    o Border checks
    o Intrusive govt policies
    o Immunity cards?
    o microchipped population?
    o Urban decay in cities
    o growing suburbs, rural areas.
    o Suburban , rural forts for citizens,
    o No police
    o Vigilante teams in cities
    o US Economy wrecked?
    o Civil, Rev War 2 in US
    IF Biden & allies win office OR
    After 2024??
    President Trumps last term.

  • Barbara A Stetson

    08/06/2020 07:42 AM

    Wow... Well written and so sad but the truth... And you know what they say... THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!! Good job Mike....

  • Jolyn Linkous

    08/06/2020 07:29 AM

    Will these people ever have to pay for their wrong doing? There is so much proof against them, but I have yet to hear of one having to pay. WHY?

  • Linda

    08/06/2020 07:04 AM

    I read an article that said prayer won’t help Trump this time. I wanted to laugh in that persons face. He is still on the Throne

  • Birney D Dayton

    08/05/2020 11:31 PM

    Trump won't run for a third term, but Don Jr. may well run and if they thought the old man was hard on them .............

  • James Johnson

    08/05/2020 06:44 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    The only bad thing about President Trump's plan is that the Democrats keep finding ways to thwart it or ways to lie about it to the nation, which damages his message before he can react. They are too devious. How can he combat people who have no conscience? How is he to battle those who possess no moral core? They lie in concert. They don't mislead the people of this country, they create intentional falsehoods and present them as fact. Then, if someone is foolish enough to repudiate their lies, that individual is destroyed in public, shamed, and labeled as a vile character.

    Sir, I understand that you and some on Fox News present the truth in his defense, but how are we to combat this constant barrage of lies? Sometimes I lose hope. And people I have known for years have begun to spew this unsubstantiated drivel as gospel. When I ask them for corroboration, they look at me like I'm a fool and shake their heads and refer me to the nightly news. I might quote you or Fox news in response, and they laugh, because "everybody" knows those are not reliable sources.

    Our society has been imbued with lies, which have been reinforced by false information presented in a deceitful fashion in our formerly "trusted" and "honorable" News media. How can an individual battle a hoard of sanctimonious mouth-pieces for a radical, insidious faction bent on usurping our rights?

    Maybe I am asking too much of you, but I know you have many contacts who could help us in this quest. Will you reach out to them. Bring their voices to the rescue and lift our spirits before this most integral election of the ages?

    We hear too many voices from the Left. It is time for us to start hearing a barrage of voices from the Right, to reinforce our belief in a just cause. Without a chorus, the voice of "Truth" will be lost under the clatter and mumbling from the balcony.

    James Johnson

Evening Edition - August 5

August 5, 2020 |

MEDIA-WORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER STEELE LIKE A BAD JOKE NOW

The rug has been pulled out from under those who insisted for years that Christopher Steele was some brilliant British super-sleuth who had the goods on Donald Trump. He turned out to be pretty sorry at intelligence-gathering, and even his fiction appears to have been gleaned from others more creative than he.

As Mollie Hemingway reminds us in THE FEDERALIST, Steele was supposed to have a “vast network of credible and well-connected sources spread throughout Europe,” but he really didn’t.

In the media, Steele was reverently described as “a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence.” Whew, that sounds impressive. Before he was even identified, MOTHER JONES described him as maybe the foremost expert in Russia matters in the world! Ooh, big stuff. They said he “spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and...now works with a U.S. firm that gathers information on corporate clients.” HA, that “U.S. firm” turned out to be Fusion GPS, the dirty oppo research company working for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee. Not quite so impressive now, is he?

As we’ve reported, Steele got all his information from his “primary sub-source,” identified as Igor “Iggy” Danchenko, who was a staffer at the leftist think-tank (make that “think”-tank) the Brookings Institute. Recall that the Brookings Institute was at that time headed by longtime Clinton ally Strobe Talbott. (Again, when it comes to lies and corruption, all roads lead back to Hillary.) Danchenko picked up nothing that was actually documented; instead, he depended on what Hemingway describes as “rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture and speculation.”

Hearsay based on hearsay was conveyed to Steele, who, in his admitted desperation to keep Trump out of the White House, dramatically overstated it.

No one ever had any reason to believe any of this, other than that they just wanted to. They thought they could turn Trump’s image into that of some evil Manchurian candidate and keep him away from power. That’s why the media grabbed onto the outrageously fake story with both hands and wouldn’t let go. As Hemingway reminds us, Adam Goldman of THE NEW YORK TIMES actually won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting the false “Russia collusion” narrative. (I will add that he should humbly return it, as the award is as fake as the story.)

When the narrative turned out to be bunk, Goldman and his colleague Charlie Savage got together and turned on a dime to make their story more about the unmasking of Danchenko as Steele’s source. (Hemingway provides the link to this.) Clever, these media hacks. They gave no evidence that Danchenko had been promised anonymity, though he was promised immunity for speaking with the FBI. Late in their story, they do admit problems with the dossier --- what else can they do? --- while simultaneously glossing over them.

The Horowitz report, which came out last December, strongly criticized FBI investigators for mischaracterizing the Steele dossier and the results of the Danchenko interview to the FISA court, just to keep renewing their warrant to spy on Carter Page (and thus the Trump campaign, and thus Trump.)

As Hemingway reminds us, revisionists have tried to say that the “dossier” didn’t actually come out until after the election. But that timeline isn’t right; we know that it --- and other so-called “dossiers” designed to damage Trump --- were kicking around during the summer of 2016. Steele himself admitted in a British court (he was being sued by executives of Alfa bank) that he was meeting with media and law enforcement people about the “dossier” prior to the election, as he wanted it weaponized and used against Trump.

Steele even told a State Department official, Kathleen Kavalec, that it was his goal to get the story around before the election; she provided notes about that to the FBI investigators, so they knew good and well. And Michael Isikoff’s September 2016 story about Carter Page being a Russian asset was taken right from the “dossier.”

Other media outlets, mostly on the left but even THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, inflated Steele’s resume and mystique. They really should be embarrassed now; I wonder how many of them are. Read Mollie’s entire piece; it’s quite entertaining. In fact, some of it is a real laff riot, as when she quotes NYT reporter Scott Shane as saying in January of 2017, “If all the information in the dossier is false, it is a very sophisticated fabrication.” Hahahahaha. That sounds so ridiculous now.

Come on, it was a pile of stinking, unverifiable garbage that many of us could tell was fake from the start. You in the media were taken for a ride, and you’d buy the ticket again if it meant you could hurt President Trump.

A RECOMMENDATION FOR SEATTLE RESIDENTS

So, if you defund the police, what do you replace them with?

According to a blueprint reportedly backed by a majority of the Seattle City Council, the Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” so they want to replace it with non-profit programs and “community-led activities.” They’re seeking groups that are “well-versed in de-escalation skills and mental health support,” including “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis,” and that are “committed to retention of social service workers with adequate and equitable pay and benefits, preferably unionized” and have a “demonstrated commitment to a harm-reduction model, including safer consumption practices.” They'd also better have really excellent medical insurance benefits.

There’s a lot more of this touchy-feely, leftwing fantasyland word salad at the link, but to help the citizens of Seattle, I’ll boil it down to just one word:

“MOVE!”

PARANOIA IS SPREADING AMONG THE ANTI-TRUMPERS

You remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton thought she was a shoo-in for President, and Trump might question the validity of her win, and she expressed shock, outrage and horror that anyone would be so selfish and unpatriotic as to refuse to accept the results of a US Presidential election…then she lost, and she’s spent the past three years doing precisely that, along with millions of her fellow “Resistance” sore losers.

Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as the same never-Trumpers who’ve spent every moment since 2016 refusing to accept that Hillary lost are floating nightmare conspiracy theories that Trump might refuse to accept that he lost to Biden and leave the White House (to be fair, there were also some crackpot theories on the right that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.)

This kind of paranoia and refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power and the verdict of the people in elections is something new and extremely destructive in the history of the United States. It’s a large part of what’s led us to a period that may be the most divisive since the Civil War. And there’s growing concern that if Trump is reelected, it will actually get even worse (like Portland everywhere.)

To test that, a bi-partisan anti-Trump organization called the Transition Integrity Project (Ha!) secretly gathered 100 "former high-ranking government officials, senior political campaigners, nationally prominent journalists and communications professionals, social movement leaders, and experts on politics, national security, democratic reform, election law, and media." Together, they war-gamed various election scenarios to try to figure out what the reactions would be.

These scenarios ranged from Biden winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College to a narrow Trump win but with claims of some Biden ballots being destroyed. In the end, there was only one scenario in which a candidate won a clear victory and the losing side refused to accept it, and that loser was Biden.

The moral I draw from this (aside from "be VERY prepared") is that Trump’s victory needs to be so overwhelming in both the popular vote and the Electoral College that there can be no disputing it. That won’t stop the left from disputing it anyway, because they may not believe in God, but they think they have a Divine right to rule us. It will, however, send them a signal that they’re outnumbered so maybe they'll finally develop a little introspection and realize it’s time to grow up, end their three-year-plus tantrum and start thinking about why so many people think they shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the levers of power.

Nah, that'll never happen! But at least they can comfort themselves that Trump won't run for a third term.

Or maybe he WILL!...

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  • Kevin Cook

    08/06/2020 09:08 AM

    Let's not forget the other greasy traitors who threw the bogus dirty "dossier" around like a terrorist bomb that includes John McCain, the same loser like John Lewis who decided to have a political rally vs a funeral. The Deep State is absolutely corrupt taxpayer leeches and criminals that need removed.

  • Sharon Densford

    08/06/2020 09:05 AM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee for giving us daily truth in the news. We so appreciate you!!

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    08/06/2020 09:04 AM

    I am reading “Cop Under Fire” by Sheriff David Clarke. Wish everyone would read or you would have him on your show.

  • Jerrie Z

    08/06/2020 08:58 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, I love your program and the truth behind all of this evil news. I would be embarrassed to call myself a journalist. President Trump, the 'true' American loves you! You can be rough, but God made you that way to survive what you are going through right now. I love it that you are driving the democrats crazy. They can not use you as a puppet. God and you are my heroes. I think it is sad that the public is so ignorant that they can't see how President Trump stands up for Christians and jews and is so persecuted. 'Thank you' from my heart. Mr. Huckabee, thank you again for your programs that we can watch and know that the 'truth' can still be told.

  • Robert Neumuller

    08/06/2020 08:52 AM

    The democrats have their new insurance policy: mail in ballots. They will be able to collect unknown numbers from elderly people, anyone who wants some money, and mail boxes. With a little effort, they could have millions of votes from this effort strategically placed.

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:50 AM

    Enjoyed your article as I do all of them. What would we do without you to keep us informed about the rotten socialist communist liberals trying to take over our great nation. JUST KEEP PRAYING!!!!!

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:46 AM

    Mike why would yahoo completely shut down any comments I would like to make on their articles. I have Yahoo and do not know how to change. I hate yahoo and would like to change where I can at least make comment about their biased media.

  • Mike Smith

    08/06/2020 08:38 AM

    Hi Governor!

    Good morning.

    LOL - I see what you did there!
    (nothing like stoking their fear and paranoia... Great Job! )

  • Michael Molesky

    08/06/2020 08:17 AM

    Hate the Democrats and their dirty tricks to topple a elected president they also want to destroy the American way of life

  • Sabrina Whitaker

    08/06/2020 08:05 AM

    Thanks for your continued updates. Really appreciate you!

  • Stephen Russell

    08/06/2020 08:00 AM

    Americas Future: As is or:
    o Domestic passports to travel
    o Border checks
    o Intrusive govt policies
    o Immunity cards?
    o microchipped population?
    o Urban decay in cities
    o growing suburbs, rural areas.
    o Suburban , rural forts for citizens,
    o No police
    o Vigilante teams in cities
    o US Economy wrecked?
    o Civil, Rev War 2 in US
    IF Biden & allies win office OR
    After 2024??
    President Trumps last term.

  • Barbara A Stetson

    08/06/2020 07:42 AM

    Wow... Well written and so sad but the truth... And you know what they say... THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!! Good job Mike....

  • Jolyn Linkous

    08/06/2020 07:29 AM

    Will these people ever have to pay for their wrong doing? There is so much proof against them, but I have yet to hear of one having to pay. WHY?

  • Linda

    08/06/2020 07:04 AM

    I read an article that said prayer won’t help Trump this time. I wanted to laugh in that persons face. He is still on the Throne

  • Birney D Dayton

    08/05/2020 11:31 PM

    Trump won't run for a third term, but Don Jr. may well run and if they thought the old man was hard on them .............

  • James Johnson

    08/05/2020 06:44 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    The only bad thing about President Trump's plan is that the Democrats keep finding ways to thwart it or ways to lie about it to the nation, which damages his message before he can react. They are too devious. How can he combat people who have no conscience? How is he to battle those who possess no moral core? They lie in concert. They don't mislead the people of this country, they create intentional falsehoods and present them as fact. Then, if someone is foolish enough to repudiate their lies, that individual is destroyed in public, shamed, and labeled as a vile character.

    Sir, I understand that you and some on Fox News present the truth in his defense, but how are we to combat this constant barrage of lies? Sometimes I lose hope. And people I have known for years have begun to spew this unsubstantiated drivel as gospel. When I ask them for corroboration, they look at me like I'm a fool and shake their heads and refer me to the nightly news. I might quote you or Fox news in response, and they laugh, because "everybody" knows those are not reliable sources.

    Our society has been imbued with lies, which have been reinforced by false information presented in a deceitful fashion in our formerly "trusted" and "honorable" News media. How can an individual battle a hoard of sanctimonious mouth-pieces for a radical, insidious faction bent on usurping our rights?

    Maybe I am asking too much of you, but I know you have many contacts who could help us in this quest. Will you reach out to them. Bring their voices to the rescue and lift our spirits before this most integral election of the ages?

    We hear too many voices from the Left. It is time for us to start hearing a barrage of voices from the Right, to reinforce our belief in a just cause. Without a chorus, the voice of "Truth" will be lost under the clatter and mumbling from the balcony.

    James Johnson

Evening Edition - August 5

August 5, 2020 |

MEDIA-WORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER STEELE LIKE A BAD JOKE NOW

The rug has been pulled out from under those who insisted for years that Christopher Steele was some brilliant British super-sleuth who had the goods on Donald Trump. He turned out to be pretty sorry at intelligence-gathering, and even his fiction appears to have been gleaned from others more creative than he.

As Mollie Hemingway reminds us in THE FEDERALIST, Steele was supposed to have a “vast network of credible and well-connected sources spread throughout Europe,” but he really didn’t.

In the media, Steele was reverently described as “a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence.” Whew, that sounds impressive. Before he was even identified, MOTHER JONES described him as maybe the foremost expert in Russia matters in the world! Ooh, big stuff. They said he “spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and...now works with a U.S. firm that gathers information on corporate clients.” HA, that “U.S. firm” turned out to be Fusion GPS, the dirty oppo research company working for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee. Not quite so impressive now, is he?

As we’ve reported, Steele got all his information from his “primary sub-source,” identified as Igor “Iggy” Danchenko, who was a staffer at the leftist think-tank (make that “think”-tank) the Brookings Institute. Recall that the Brookings Institute was at that time headed by longtime Clinton ally Strobe Talbott. (Again, when it comes to lies and corruption, all roads lead back to Hillary.) Danchenko picked up nothing that was actually documented; instead, he depended on what Hemingway describes as “rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture and speculation.”

Hearsay based on hearsay was conveyed to Steele, who, in his admitted desperation to keep Trump out of the White House, dramatically overstated it.

No one ever had any reason to believe any of this, other than that they just wanted to. They thought they could turn Trump’s image into that of some evil Manchurian candidate and keep him away from power. That’s why the media grabbed onto the outrageously fake story with both hands and wouldn’t let go. As Hemingway reminds us, Adam Goldman of THE NEW YORK TIMES actually won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting the false “Russia collusion” narrative. (I will add that he should humbly return it, as the award is as fake as the story.)

When the narrative turned out to be bunk, Goldman and his colleague Charlie Savage got together and turned on a dime to make their story more about the unmasking of Danchenko as Steele’s source. (Hemingway provides the link to this.) Clever, these media hacks. They gave no evidence that Danchenko had been promised anonymity, though he was promised immunity for speaking with the FBI. Late in their story, they do admit problems with the dossier --- what else can they do? --- while simultaneously glossing over them.

The Horowitz report, which came out last December, strongly criticized FBI investigators for mischaracterizing the Steele dossier and the results of the Danchenko interview to the FISA court, just to keep renewing their warrant to spy on Carter Page (and thus the Trump campaign, and thus Trump.)

As Hemingway reminds us, revisionists have tried to say that the “dossier” didn’t actually come out until after the election. But that timeline isn’t right; we know that it --- and other so-called “dossiers” designed to damage Trump --- were kicking around during the summer of 2016. Steele himself admitted in a British court (he was being sued by executives of Alfa bank) that he was meeting with media and law enforcement people about the “dossier” prior to the election, as he wanted it weaponized and used against Trump.

Steele even told a State Department official, Kathleen Kavalec, that it was his goal to get the story around before the election; she provided notes about that to the FBI investigators, so they knew good and well. And Michael Isikoff’s September 2016 story about Carter Page being a Russian asset was taken right from the “dossier.”

Other media outlets, mostly on the left but even THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, inflated Steele’s resume and mystique. They really should be embarrassed now; I wonder how many of them are. Read Mollie’s entire piece; it’s quite entertaining. In fact, some of it is a real laff riot, as when she quotes NYT reporter Scott Shane as saying in January of 2017, “If all the information in the dossier is false, it is a very sophisticated fabrication.” Hahahahaha. That sounds so ridiculous now.

Come on, it was a pile of stinking, unverifiable garbage that many of us could tell was fake from the start. You in the media were taken for a ride, and you’d buy the ticket again if it meant you could hurt President Trump.

A RECOMMENDATION FOR SEATTLE RESIDENTS

So, if you defund the police, what do you replace them with?

According to a blueprint reportedly backed by a majority of the Seattle City Council, the Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” so they want to replace it with non-profit programs and “community-led activities.” They’re seeking groups that are “well-versed in de-escalation skills and mental health support,” including “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis,” and that are “committed to retention of social service workers with adequate and equitable pay and benefits, preferably unionized” and have a “demonstrated commitment to a harm-reduction model, including safer consumption practices.” They'd also better have really excellent medical insurance benefits.

There’s a lot more of this touchy-feely, leftwing fantasyland word salad at the link, but to help the citizens of Seattle, I’ll boil it down to just one word:

“MOVE!”

PARANOIA IS SPREADING AMONG THE ANTI-TRUMPERS

You remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton thought she was a shoo-in for President, and Trump might question the validity of her win, and she expressed shock, outrage and horror that anyone would be so selfish and unpatriotic as to refuse to accept the results of a US Presidential election…then she lost, and she’s spent the past three years doing precisely that, along with millions of her fellow “Resistance” sore losers.

Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as the same never-Trumpers who’ve spent every moment since 2016 refusing to accept that Hillary lost are floating nightmare conspiracy theories that Trump might refuse to accept that he lost to Biden and leave the White House (to be fair, there were also some crackpot theories on the right that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.)

This kind of paranoia and refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power and the verdict of the people in elections is something new and extremely destructive in the history of the United States. It’s a large part of what’s led us to a period that may be the most divisive since the Civil War. And there’s growing concern that if Trump is reelected, it will actually get even worse (like Portland everywhere.)

To test that, a bi-partisan anti-Trump organization called the Transition Integrity Project (Ha!) secretly gathered 100 "former high-ranking government officials, senior political campaigners, nationally prominent journalists and communications professionals, social movement leaders, and experts on politics, national security, democratic reform, election law, and media." Together, they war-gamed various election scenarios to try to figure out what the reactions would be.

These scenarios ranged from Biden winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College to a narrow Trump win but with claims of some Biden ballots being destroyed. In the end, there was only one scenario in which a candidate won a clear victory and the losing side refused to accept it, and that loser was Biden.

The moral I draw from this (aside from "be VERY prepared") is that Trump’s victory needs to be so overwhelming in both the popular vote and the Electoral College that there can be no disputing it. That won’t stop the left from disputing it anyway, because they may not believe in God, but they think they have a Divine right to rule us. It will, however, send them a signal that they’re outnumbered so maybe they'll finally develop a little introspection and realize it’s time to grow up, end their three-year-plus tantrum and start thinking about why so many people think they shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the levers of power.

Nah, that'll never happen! But at least they can comfort themselves that Trump won't run for a third term.

Or maybe he WILL!...

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  • Kevin Cook

    08/06/2020 09:08 AM

    Let's not forget the other greasy traitors who threw the bogus dirty "dossier" around like a terrorist bomb that includes John McCain, the same loser like John Lewis who decided to have a political rally vs a funeral. The Deep State is absolutely corrupt taxpayer leeches and criminals that need removed.

  • Sharon Densford

    08/06/2020 09:05 AM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee for giving us daily truth in the news. We so appreciate you!!

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    08/06/2020 09:04 AM

    I am reading “Cop Under Fire” by Sheriff David Clarke. Wish everyone would read or you would have him on your show.

  • Jerrie Z

    08/06/2020 08:58 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, I love your program and the truth behind all of this evil news. I would be embarrassed to call myself a journalist. President Trump, the 'true' American loves you! You can be rough, but God made you that way to survive what you are going through right now. I love it that you are driving the democrats crazy. They can not use you as a puppet. God and you are my heroes. I think it is sad that the public is so ignorant that they can't see how President Trump stands up for Christians and jews and is so persecuted. 'Thank you' from my heart. Mr. Huckabee, thank you again for your programs that we can watch and know that the 'truth' can still be told.

  • Robert Neumuller

    08/06/2020 08:52 AM

    The democrats have their new insurance policy: mail in ballots. They will be able to collect unknown numbers from elderly people, anyone who wants some money, and mail boxes. With a little effort, they could have millions of votes from this effort strategically placed.

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:50 AM

    Enjoyed your article as I do all of them. What would we do without you to keep us informed about the rotten socialist communist liberals trying to take over our great nation. JUST KEEP PRAYING!!!!!

  • Mary W Danos

    08/06/2020 08:46 AM

    Mike why would yahoo completely shut down any comments I would like to make on their articles. I have Yahoo and do not know how to change. I hate yahoo and would like to change where I can at least make comment about their biased media.

  • Mike Smith

    08/06/2020 08:38 AM

    Hi Governor!

    Good morning.

    LOL - I see what you did there!
    (nothing like stoking their fear and paranoia... Great Job! )

  • Michael Molesky

    08/06/2020 08:17 AM

    Hate the Democrats and their dirty tricks to topple a elected president they also want to destroy the American way of life

  • Sabrina Whitaker

    08/06/2020 08:05 AM

    Thanks for your continued updates. Really appreciate you!

  • Stephen Russell

    08/06/2020 08:00 AM

    Americas Future: As is or:
    o Domestic passports to travel
    o Border checks
    o Intrusive govt policies
    o Immunity cards?
    o microchipped population?
    o Urban decay in cities
    o growing suburbs, rural areas.
    o Suburban , rural forts for citizens,
    o No police
    o Vigilante teams in cities
    o US Economy wrecked?
    o Civil, Rev War 2 in US
    IF Biden & allies win office OR
    After 2024??
    President Trumps last term.

  • Barbara A Stetson

    08/06/2020 07:42 AM

    Wow... Well written and so sad but the truth... And you know what they say... THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!! Good job Mike....

  • Jolyn Linkous

    08/06/2020 07:29 AM

    Will these people ever have to pay for their wrong doing? There is so much proof against them, but I have yet to hear of one having to pay. WHY?

  • Linda

    08/06/2020 07:04 AM

    I read an article that said prayer won’t help Trump this time. I wanted to laugh in that persons face. He is still on the Throne

  • Birney D Dayton

    08/05/2020 11:31 PM

    Trump won't run for a third term, but Don Jr. may well run and if they thought the old man was hard on them .............

  • James Johnson

    08/05/2020 06:44 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    The only bad thing about President Trump's plan is that the Democrats keep finding ways to thwart it or ways to lie about it to the nation, which damages his message before he can react. They are too devious. How can he combat people who have no conscience? How is he to battle those who possess no moral core? They lie in concert. They don't mislead the people of this country, they create intentional falsehoods and present them as fact. Then, if someone is foolish enough to repudiate their lies, that individual is destroyed in public, shamed, and labeled as a vile character.

    Sir, I understand that you and some on Fox News present the truth in his defense, but how are we to combat this constant barrage of lies? Sometimes I lose hope. And people I have known for years have begun to spew this unsubstantiated drivel as gospel. When I ask them for corroboration, they look at me like I'm a fool and shake their heads and refer me to the nightly news. I might quote you or Fox news in response, and they laugh, because "everybody" knows those are not reliable sources.

    Our society has been imbued with lies, which have been reinforced by false information presented in a deceitful fashion in our formerly "trusted" and "honorable" News media. How can an individual battle a hoard of sanctimonious mouth-pieces for a radical, insidious faction bent on usurping our rights?

    Maybe I am asking too much of you, but I know you have many contacts who could help us in this quest. Will you reach out to them. Bring their voices to the rescue and lift our spirits before this most integral election of the ages?

    We hear too many voices from the Left. It is time for us to start hearing a barrage of voices from the Right, to reinforce our belief in a just cause. Without a chorus, the voice of "Truth" will be lost under the clatter and mumbling from the balcony.

    James Johnson