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Happy Father’s Day weekend!  I hope you’ll get an early start on celebrating by tuning in to TBN tonight for another jam-packed new episode of “Huckabee!”  This week, I’ll talk to Rep. Joe Wilson of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees about President Trump’s historic North Korea summit and what to watch for next.  Former Congress member Cliff Stearns will tell us about his book that reveals how Congress really works behind closed doors.  I’ll talk to Rock Hall of Famer Jonathan Cain of Journey about his music and his faith, and we’ll hear some great country music from “The Voice” winner, Craig Wayne Boyd.  There are more surprises in store, but I think I’ll just say the three words that I know will get you to watch:  “Diamond And Silk.”     

 

All that and more is coming your way on “Huckabee” tonight on TBN at 8 EST, 7 CST (repeated at 10 EST and the same time slots on Sunday.) To find the TBN channel in your town or cable system, and for clips and full episodes of past shows, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

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Fox & Friends was broadcasting live from the White House lawn Friday when President Trump decided to crash the broadcast and give the country an earful on what he thinks about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.  Take note, "SNL": This is what I call entertaining live television! 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-crashes-fox-and-friends-set-unleashes-fury-on-comey-and-fbi/

 

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Paul Manafort, who was briefly Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has been ordered to jail for allegedly attempting to tamper with witnesses, and is facing a boatload of financial and paperwork violation charges that, as a former Watergate prosecutor put it, could send the 69-year-old to prison for the rest of his life.  By comparison, in some states, you can get as little as one year for manslaughter.

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/392493-watergate-prosecutor-says-manafort-may-never-again-see-the

 

I have no idea whether Paul Manafort is the process crime equivalent of John Gotti that Javert-like prosecutor Robert Mueller seems to think he is – or is pretending to think that he is, so he can keep pouring indictments onto Manafort's head like a waterboarding with writs, until he forces him to accuse Trump of something, anything, so that his endless, multi-million dollar “Russia collusion” investigation doesn’t fizzle like a wet firecracker.  But I do know this:

 

For all the charges that have been leveled at Manafort, all the ones that now threaten to keep him in the Gray Bar Hotel for life, not a single one has Jack Squat to do with Russia influencing the 2016 election results.  As for the witness tampering charge, I have no idea whether he’s guilty or not.  But if true, then Manafort must be the fastest witness tamperer in history, since the only direct evidence is that he allegedly made a phone call that lasted all of one minute and 26 seconds.

 

Rather than opine on laws I’m not an expert on, I will direct you to this article by a genuine legal expert, and one who admits he “disdains” Trump and has no use for Manafort – yet even he seems stunned by just how “thin” Mueller’s evidence is. 

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/manafort-tampering-allegations

 

Again, I don’t pretend to know whether Paul Manafort is a scoundrel deserving of life in prison or just a no-more-sleazy-than-average DC lobbyist caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare by an out-of-control, partisan prosecutor.  But what’s indisputable is that this began as an investigation into alleged Russian collusion and morphed into the threat of life in prison for unrelated offenses including allegedly making a phone call to a witness (whom Manafort claims he didn’t even know was a witness) of an alleged crime that has nothing to do with what was supposed to be investigated in the first place.  This should serve as a chilling lesson in the danger of not strictly limiting the power and scope of prosecutors, to prevent them from pursuing people instead of crimes. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/judge-jails-ex-trump-campaign-chair-manafort-ahead-of-trial/

 

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Discouraging news for those reveling in the claim that President Trump got nothing from Kim Jong-Un: aside from the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site and the release of three US detainees, Kim has already started making good on his promise to return the remains of American POWs and MIAs killed in the Korean War.  Trump told Fox News Friday, “They are already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea.”  This could be a long process: about 7,800 Americans are unaccounted for from the Korean War, and 5300 of those are believed to have died in battle or POW camps. 

 

For those who would scoff that returning the remains of some long-dead soldiers doesn’t mean much, I have to assume they have never lost a loved one in war or suffered the agony of not knowing what happened to them or being able to give them a proper burial and find closure after years of uncertainty.  I’d say, “Tell it to the families of those service members,” but on second thought, don’t tell them.  If you’re that clueless or your heart has been that hardened by political partisanship, then please do their families a kindness and keep your cynicism to yourself. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/north-korea-begins-immediate-repatriation-of-us-troops-remains-from-korean-war/

 

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I’ve interviewed Rob Reiner on TV and think he’s a terrific film director.  And while he and I certainly don’t agree on much politically, I’ve always found him to be the (now, sadly rare) type of liberal who can have a respectful, friendly debate and disagree without getting disagreeable.  

 

Here’s proof: he’s warning fellow celebrities that all their over-the-top Trump-bashing is only helping Trump by energizing his base and seemingly proving his point that his critics are nasty, arrogant elitists.  His example was Robert DeNiro’s latest foul-mouthed anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, which his fellow actors made worse by rewarding it with a standing ovation.

 

If you look at the next-day coverage in the entertainment press, you’ll find praise for that moment as “galvanizing,” epic, historic, dramatic and inspiring. Actually, it was a deranged man yelling the F-word at the President on live TV, and his colleagues signaling wild approval of his offensive and inappropriate behavior – all while they were in the middle of their once-a-year free network commercial to sell Midwestern tourists on buying Broadway tickets.  The next day, all the stories about the event barely mentioned the winning shows.  But they gave tons of space to the foul-mouthed elitist actor insulting the President and his supporters, and to the entire theater community giving that a standing ovation.  Wonder how many Trump voters who’d been thinking of coming to New York to see a Broadway show decided to vacation at Yellowstone instead, where they can get more intelligent political commentary from bears?   Yep, you liberal actors really showed Trump!

 

They should listen to Rob Reiner.  He directed “This Is Spinal Tap” and helped create the phrase, “These go to 11,” so he understands people who can’t quite grasp when they’re making fools of themselves.  He’s right: Hollywood liberals should quit turning their Trump hatred up to 11 in public before the public turns their box office receipts down to zero.  Or less.  Our respect knob for people who curse the President on live TV goes lower than zero. 

 

http://thehill.com/media/392574-rob-reiner-denounces-robert-de-niro-and-other-celebrities-for-anti-trump-remarks

 



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Inspector General Michael Horowitz may have declined to confirm the cause-and-effect relationship between stunning anti-Trump bias at the FBI and the outcome of Hillary’s email case, but all the evidence of vicious partisanship is there in his report.  He’s included what we already knew or suspected, but there’s much more.  The FBI in 2016 was infected with bias.  We can connect the incredibly obvious dots ourselves and come to our own conclusions about the motivation behind the FBI’s investigation of Trump and even the special counsel probe..

 

Of course, most major media will focus on the report’s mystifying conclusion without delving much deeper into its 568 pages.  That’s because the deeper one goes, the more horrifyingly biased the culture of the FBI is shown to be.

 

If you thought the Strzok-Page texts provided evidence of bias, wait until you see the texts between another pair of FBI agents who were romantically involved (they’re now married).  They’re identified in the report only as “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” but we know they were directly involved in the Hillary investigation.  Anyone looking at their texts and not concluding that “the fix was in” for Hillary is just refusing to accept the obvious.

 

“Agent 1” was one of just four agents assigned to the Hillary email case, and he, for one, did not want to interview her at all, thinking it was a “continued waste of resources and time and focus..”  “I’m actually starting to have embarrassment sprinkled on my disappointment,” he instant-messaged to “Agent 5.”  “Ever been forced to do something you adamantly opposed.”

 

Like Lisa Page, “Agent 1” believed that Hillary’s election was a foregone conclusion.  After completing the interview with Clinton, “Agent 1” messaged “Agent 5” that he was “done interviewing the President.”

 

He also made it clear to “Agent 5” that he was “with her.”  As in, “I’m With Her.”

 


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When “Agent 5” complained to “Agent 1” about the “MYE” (Mid-Year Exam, the Hillary case) work she was having to do, “Agent 1” wrote back in a way that confirms what the political environment was like at the FBI.  He referred to the Hillary investigation as “a case that doesn’t matter and is predestined.”  He went on to say, “The DOJ comes in every once in a while and takes a wishy-washy, political, cowardice stance. “

 

“This is the environment love,” he tells her.  “Can’t sugar coat it.”  He advised her to just do the best she could.

 

When asked later by investigators about the case being “predestined,” he said he had no information about that.

 

“Agent 1” also interviewed Hillary’s personal IT assistant.  You’ll want to read the whole exchange, but when another FBI employee asked him how the interview went, “Agent 1” said, “Awesome.  Lied his a-- off.”  

 

The employee replied that “it would be funny if he was the only guy charged in this deal.”

 

And in a testament to the way anti-Trumpers view Trump supporters, “Agent 5” texted “Agent 1” to say the ones in Ohio were “retarded.”  She also wrote to him that if Hillary should lose, “I’m gonna be walking around with both of my guns...and likely quitting on the spot.”

 

In his report, Michael Horowitz admonished the FBI employees who had shown bias, saying that their conduct “had cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation and sowed doubt about the FBI’s work on, and its handling of, the Midyear investigation.  The damage caused by these employees’ actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence.”

 

In other words, where do they go to get their reputation back?  But the damage goes far beyond the FBI’s reputation.  We know that the Hillary investigation was deliberately botched.  This goes to the nature of the whole American system of justice –- the old-fashioned idea that Lady Justice is wearing a blindfold, not an “I’m With Her” button.

 

https://www.weeklystandard.com/eric-felten/meet-the-other-amorous-fbi-staffers-who-texted-about-the-clinton-email-investigation

 

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  • Dale Ferguson

    06/16/2018 06:57 PM

    Take back the USS Pueblo! It was captured by North Korea in January 1968. The crew was released 11 months later, but the North Koreans continue to use the ship as an anti-American propaganda tool.

    Why has the U.S. Government allowed this 50-year embarrassment to continue?

    In October 1803, the USS Philadelphia was captured by Tripoli. In February 1804, U.S. Marines sneaked into Tripoli harbor and burned the Philadelphia. We should do the same to the Pueblo if the North Koreans don't return it. Modern technology would enable us to fly an explosive-laden drone down the stack and destroy it.

    Maybe President Trump could say, "Oh, by the way, please return the Pueblo, or we'll blow it up."

  • Morris Steen

    06/16/2018 06:53 PM

    Give us something new and stop regurgitating what everyone else has already said. Something new, please!

  • William P Monaghan

    06/16/2018 06:35 PM

    Mr Huckabee you know and I know not a thing is going happen to the Clintons or Obama, because they have so much dirt on the Washington establishment and if revealed it will fall.

  • Bradley Coy

    06/16/2018 06:28 PM

    I'm sick and tired of this whole deep state, Hillary Clinton, and Russian debacle!!!! The wrong doers should r been jailed months ago and I'm betting nothing happens to anyone! The latest move by the Old guard republicans is further proof that ALL the politicians are corrupt and could care less about anything but themselves and that absolutely NOTHING will get done unless the people vote the corruption traitors out this coming election of which I know I plan on doing!!! I 'm sick of the whole corrupt rat pack! If I finally see some decent action from the conservative political congress, I'll just skeptically start feeling this country might just have a chance of surviving and are not also I this global, communist plot to take over this Democratic country. It's all up to the people and how they vote this election.

  • Deb Bertrand

    06/16/2018 06:23 PM

    So Sessions' position is that we all to to calm down and "reset" and fire a few folks, and stop the animus...just come back together as a nation and put this whole unfortunate incident behind us. He seems to think that's how we repair the Republic and our form of self governance. How do you reconcile that with half a country that thinks all the lies and crimes committed by liberals "never happened" and Trump is yet another illegitimate conservative president, and the other half of a country who were brought up to believe that honor and equal justice under the law mean something? What if the Germans (not just the Nazis) had never been held accountable for the holocaust? What we've learned here is that the country in on a path to certain destruction and those in charge have no backbone or resolve to do anything about it.

  • Joan fries

    06/16/2018 06:21 PM

    Love your columns and read them all. Watch your show sometimes and we love President Trump and Family!

  • Don Crumbley

    06/16/2018 06:04 PM

    Gov. Huckabee: Totally agree with your comments about IG Report. The real story is found in the "total IG Report document, which was "bleached" in its IG Report Executive Summary, for most likely DOJ investigation CYA protocols and report writing guide lines to maintain "political" independent correctness. However, I am becoming highly skeptical of the theory that Trump anti-bias was only those "movers and shakers" at the top of the FBI directory and as being the only politically biased "diehard anti-Trumpers". I refer you to the total IG Report comments about FBI "leaks to the press", which was not just the "management heavies above" doing this. The IG Report indicating evidence of leaking to the "Press-for-play", included so many of the base, "up and down-the-line FBI system employees, that the IG Investigators could not pin-point just the "hard over Anti-Trump" personnel and gave up trying, because of the total volume of FBI leakers. If secretaries, field offices, agents and technical employees, at all levels in the bowels of the FBI, as reported, were leaking large streams of information, and which the Media has fed back to the public in the last year, there is a major inherrent political bias problem. The resulting supporting fact is that "almost nothing being leaked", ever resulted in a positive items for President Trump. The total FBI leaking obviously only added to the Trump Resistance being fanned by the Media outlets. The media product of 90% anti-Trump reporting clearly shows there is no basis, that FBI press leaking was equally distributed on all sides of the coin. In my opinion, the FBI has a much larger anti-Trump bias than what the Executive Report states and someone in DOJ/FBI is trying to hide that "volcano" of political anti-Trump bias that clearly exists in the total DOJ system. It is going to take much more, than just a FBI world-wide neutral PC training program to clean that mess out. The FBI has to reinstall into that agency, that which is suppose to protect and project, that "the rule of law applies to all", as "lady justice" is blind.

  • James Cecil Jackman

    06/16/2018 06:03 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I contacted you earlier about the bill banning counseling in California.
    equippedtolove.com is the website. We also have a book “Changed” my testimony is included. Elizabeth Wonning, Ken Williams and I would love for you to go to the website and read our stories. God is powerful. I am proof!! I am Changed. Please if you will go read it. There are about 30 powerful testimonies in the book. Contrary to the views of many we do exist. 2 Cor. 5:17 is real.
    Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • James Cecil Jackman 3

    06/16/2018 05:33 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I am confidant you have been watching the AB 2943 in California. I was one of the Changed Testifers on the west steps of the Capital. I am proof counseling does work. I have not identified as Gay in 23 years now. I am happily married two kids I helped father and1 daughter grafted in- my wife’s first husband. Elizabeth Wonning with a Equipped to Live, Redding, CA is one of our leaders. Please can you help get the word out that we are here. Counseling does help if we don’t quit. Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • Mary Tomlin

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    I wish that when reporters(?) were questioning your daughter she would have reminded them that when an American citizen breaks the law and is jailed, they are separated from their children. These reporters are getting on my last nerve!!

  • Stephen Russell

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    Judge who sent Manafort to jail is same judge for Benghazi case, Obama appointees & we lose.
    Burn the Deep State out.

  • William F Cook

    06/16/2018 04:58 PM

    Always right on! I need to know why does contempt of Congress have no teeth? Like Contempt of Court If they are co equal branches of Government? Eric Holder and Lois Learner should be tried. Another note H Clinton getting away with no charges.One set of laws for her and another for US The republic will soon fall. I am a U.S.Army Veteran I couldn't mishandle classified material. And I couldn't Desert in time of war without facing a firing squad. At least that is what they told me in Basic Training!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Kafkaesque ? I love it; haven't heard that one since the movie " Congo " ;-} I feel more " Sartresque ", since there's probably...wait for it...No Exit ;-) from the inherent immorality in our bureaucratic institutions. Trump needs to get in touch with his inner " Apprentice Evaluator " ... and start firing people, or at least sending them to Nome, like LaRoquette's character in the movie " Stripes ". A sentence to Laramie might get some of the tort-feasers to get in touch with their inner...Chickadee; songs America needs to hear ! Sorry for the Hollywood references, but they are illustrative of what needs to happen, and indicative of the current circus-like environment.

  • phil crane

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Why no follow-up or articles about the crimes being committed and silenced at Evergreen State University?
    The facts read like a nightmare for this country. Thugs, threats of beatings and murder.... talk about blatant racism and getting away with it.
    As an American, alone, I am appalled at the lack of any interest in this crime. What are the "timid white folk" worried about...enforcing civility, laws and standards. I'd close the school done and report every last person who illegally threatened or coerced this uncivilized action.
    Wake up America and politicos.... good Americans of all persuasions expect civil discourse, no racism and no criminals running free and taking over institutions. If people take no action against bad behavior....they are condoning such action!

  • Jim Squires

    06/16/2018 04:33 PM

    These are great insights! They are candid, informative and with the "right" bias I am trying to find. I so much appreciate the job your daughter Sarah is doing! I hope her children and marriage do not suffer negative consequences as a result of her absences.
    I was very taken by the garden interview with our President. After reading Charles Krauthammer's comments I think he has him properly identified as a pragmatist.

  • Paula Conley

    06/16/2018 04:31 PM

    GREAT ARTICLE!

Evening Edition - June 16

June 16, 2018 |

Starting July 1, we will only send the Evening Edition to subscribers of that newsletter.  Please add your name here to receive these emails

 


Happy Father’s Day weekend!  I hope you’ll get an early start on celebrating by tuning in to TBN tonight for another jam-packed new episode of “Huckabee!”  This week, I’ll talk to Rep. Joe Wilson of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees about President Trump’s historic North Korea summit and what to watch for next.  Former Congress member Cliff Stearns will tell us about his book that reveals how Congress really works behind closed doors.  I’ll talk to Rock Hall of Famer Jonathan Cain of Journey about his music and his faith, and we’ll hear some great country music from “The Voice” winner, Craig Wayne Boyd.  There are more surprises in store, but I think I’ll just say the three words that I know will get you to watch:  “Diamond And Silk.”     

 

All that and more is coming your way on “Huckabee” tonight on TBN at 8 EST, 7 CST (repeated at 10 EST and the same time slots on Sunday.) To find the TBN channel in your town or cable system, and for clips and full episodes of past shows, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

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Fox & Friends was broadcasting live from the White House lawn Friday when President Trump decided to crash the broadcast and give the country an earful on what he thinks about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.  Take note, "SNL": This is what I call entertaining live television! 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-crashes-fox-and-friends-set-unleashes-fury-on-comey-and-fbi/

 

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Paul Manafort, who was briefly Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has been ordered to jail for allegedly attempting to tamper with witnesses, and is facing a boatload of financial and paperwork violation charges that, as a former Watergate prosecutor put it, could send the 69-year-old to prison for the rest of his life.  By comparison, in some states, you can get as little as one year for manslaughter.

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/392493-watergate-prosecutor-says-manafort-may-never-again-see-the

 

I have no idea whether Paul Manafort is the process crime equivalent of John Gotti that Javert-like prosecutor Robert Mueller seems to think he is – or is pretending to think that he is, so he can keep pouring indictments onto Manafort's head like a waterboarding with writs, until he forces him to accuse Trump of something, anything, so that his endless, multi-million dollar “Russia collusion” investigation doesn’t fizzle like a wet firecracker.  But I do know this:

 

For all the charges that have been leveled at Manafort, all the ones that now threaten to keep him in the Gray Bar Hotel for life, not a single one has Jack Squat to do with Russia influencing the 2016 election results.  As for the witness tampering charge, I have no idea whether he’s guilty or not.  But if true, then Manafort must be the fastest witness tamperer in history, since the only direct evidence is that he allegedly made a phone call that lasted all of one minute and 26 seconds.

 

Rather than opine on laws I’m not an expert on, I will direct you to this article by a genuine legal expert, and one who admits he “disdains” Trump and has no use for Manafort – yet even he seems stunned by just how “thin” Mueller’s evidence is. 

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/manafort-tampering-allegations

 

Again, I don’t pretend to know whether Paul Manafort is a scoundrel deserving of life in prison or just a no-more-sleazy-than-average DC lobbyist caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare by an out-of-control, partisan prosecutor.  But what’s indisputable is that this began as an investigation into alleged Russian collusion and morphed into the threat of life in prison for unrelated offenses including allegedly making a phone call to a witness (whom Manafort claims he didn’t even know was a witness) of an alleged crime that has nothing to do with what was supposed to be investigated in the first place.  This should serve as a chilling lesson in the danger of not strictly limiting the power and scope of prosecutors, to prevent them from pursuing people instead of crimes. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/judge-jails-ex-trump-campaign-chair-manafort-ahead-of-trial/

 

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Discouraging news for those reveling in the claim that President Trump got nothing from Kim Jong-Un: aside from the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site and the release of three US detainees, Kim has already started making good on his promise to return the remains of American POWs and MIAs killed in the Korean War.  Trump told Fox News Friday, “They are already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea.”  This could be a long process: about 7,800 Americans are unaccounted for from the Korean War, and 5300 of those are believed to have died in battle or POW camps. 

 

For those who would scoff that returning the remains of some long-dead soldiers doesn’t mean much, I have to assume they have never lost a loved one in war or suffered the agony of not knowing what happened to them or being able to give them a proper burial and find closure after years of uncertainty.  I’d say, “Tell it to the families of those service members,” but on second thought, don’t tell them.  If you’re that clueless or your heart has been that hardened by political partisanship, then please do their families a kindness and keep your cynicism to yourself. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/north-korea-begins-immediate-repatriation-of-us-troops-remains-from-korean-war/

 

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I’ve interviewed Rob Reiner on TV and think he’s a terrific film director.  And while he and I certainly don’t agree on much politically, I’ve always found him to be the (now, sadly rare) type of liberal who can have a respectful, friendly debate and disagree without getting disagreeable.  

 

Here’s proof: he’s warning fellow celebrities that all their over-the-top Trump-bashing is only helping Trump by energizing his base and seemingly proving his point that his critics are nasty, arrogant elitists.  His example was Robert DeNiro’s latest foul-mouthed anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, which his fellow actors made worse by rewarding it with a standing ovation.

 

If you look at the next-day coverage in the entertainment press, you’ll find praise for that moment as “galvanizing,” epic, historic, dramatic and inspiring. Actually, it was a deranged man yelling the F-word at the President on live TV, and his colleagues signaling wild approval of his offensive and inappropriate behavior – all while they were in the middle of their once-a-year free network commercial to sell Midwestern tourists on buying Broadway tickets.  The next day, all the stories about the event barely mentioned the winning shows.  But they gave tons of space to the foul-mouthed elitist actor insulting the President and his supporters, and to the entire theater community giving that a standing ovation.  Wonder how many Trump voters who’d been thinking of coming to New York to see a Broadway show decided to vacation at Yellowstone instead, where they can get more intelligent political commentary from bears?   Yep, you liberal actors really showed Trump!

 

They should listen to Rob Reiner.  He directed “This Is Spinal Tap” and helped create the phrase, “These go to 11,” so he understands people who can’t quite grasp when they’re making fools of themselves.  He’s right: Hollywood liberals should quit turning their Trump hatred up to 11 in public before the public turns their box office receipts down to zero.  Or less.  Our respect knob for people who curse the President on live TV goes lower than zero. 

 

http://thehill.com/media/392574-rob-reiner-denounces-robert-de-niro-and-other-celebrities-for-anti-trump-remarks

 



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Inspector General Michael Horowitz may have declined to confirm the cause-and-effect relationship between stunning anti-Trump bias at the FBI and the outcome of Hillary’s email case, but all the evidence of vicious partisanship is there in his report.  He’s included what we already knew or suspected, but there’s much more.  The FBI in 2016 was infected with bias.  We can connect the incredibly obvious dots ourselves and come to our own conclusions about the motivation behind the FBI’s investigation of Trump and even the special counsel probe..

 

Of course, most major media will focus on the report’s mystifying conclusion without delving much deeper into its 568 pages.  That’s because the deeper one goes, the more horrifyingly biased the culture of the FBI is shown to be.

 

If you thought the Strzok-Page texts provided evidence of bias, wait until you see the texts between another pair of FBI agents who were romantically involved (they’re now married).  They’re identified in the report only as “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” but we know they were directly involved in the Hillary investigation.  Anyone looking at their texts and not concluding that “the fix was in” for Hillary is just refusing to accept the obvious.

 

“Agent 1” was one of just four agents assigned to the Hillary email case, and he, for one, did not want to interview her at all, thinking it was a “continued waste of resources and time and focus..”  “I’m actually starting to have embarrassment sprinkled on my disappointment,” he instant-messaged to “Agent 5.”  “Ever been forced to do something you adamantly opposed.”

 

Like Lisa Page, “Agent 1” believed that Hillary’s election was a foregone conclusion.  After completing the interview with Clinton, “Agent 1” messaged “Agent 5” that he was “done interviewing the President.”

 

He also made it clear to “Agent 5” that he was “with her.”  As in, “I’m With Her.”

 


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When “Agent 5” complained to “Agent 1” about the “MYE” (Mid-Year Exam, the Hillary case) work she was having to do, “Agent 1” wrote back in a way that confirms what the political environment was like at the FBI.  He referred to the Hillary investigation as “a case that doesn’t matter and is predestined.”  He went on to say, “The DOJ comes in every once in a while and takes a wishy-washy, political, cowardice stance. “

 

“This is the environment love,” he tells her.  “Can’t sugar coat it.”  He advised her to just do the best she could.

 

When asked later by investigators about the case being “predestined,” he said he had no information about that.

 

“Agent 1” also interviewed Hillary’s personal IT assistant.  You’ll want to read the whole exchange, but when another FBI employee asked him how the interview went, “Agent 1” said, “Awesome.  Lied his a-- off.”  

 

The employee replied that “it would be funny if he was the only guy charged in this deal.”

 

And in a testament to the way anti-Trumpers view Trump supporters, “Agent 5” texted “Agent 1” to say the ones in Ohio were “retarded.”  She also wrote to him that if Hillary should lose, “I’m gonna be walking around with both of my guns...and likely quitting on the spot.”

 

In his report, Michael Horowitz admonished the FBI employees who had shown bias, saying that their conduct “had cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation and sowed doubt about the FBI’s work on, and its handling of, the Midyear investigation.  The damage caused by these employees’ actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence.”

 

In other words, where do they go to get their reputation back?  But the damage goes far beyond the FBI’s reputation.  We know that the Hillary investigation was deliberately botched.  This goes to the nature of the whole American system of justice –- the old-fashioned idea that Lady Justice is wearing a blindfold, not an “I’m With Her” button.

 

https://www.weeklystandard.com/eric-felten/meet-the-other-amorous-fbi-staffers-who-texted-about-the-clinton-email-investigation

 

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  • Dale Ferguson

    06/16/2018 06:57 PM

    Take back the USS Pueblo! It was captured by North Korea in January 1968. The crew was released 11 months later, but the North Koreans continue to use the ship as an anti-American propaganda tool.

    Why has the U.S. Government allowed this 50-year embarrassment to continue?

    In October 1803, the USS Philadelphia was captured by Tripoli. In February 1804, U.S. Marines sneaked into Tripoli harbor and burned the Philadelphia. We should do the same to the Pueblo if the North Koreans don't return it. Modern technology would enable us to fly an explosive-laden drone down the stack and destroy it.

    Maybe President Trump could say, "Oh, by the way, please return the Pueblo, or we'll blow it up."

  • Morris Steen

    06/16/2018 06:53 PM

    Give us something new and stop regurgitating what everyone else has already said. Something new, please!

  • William P Monaghan

    06/16/2018 06:35 PM

    Mr Huckabee you know and I know not a thing is going happen to the Clintons or Obama, because they have so much dirt on the Washington establishment and if revealed it will fall.

  • Bradley Coy

    06/16/2018 06:28 PM

    I'm sick and tired of this whole deep state, Hillary Clinton, and Russian debacle!!!! The wrong doers should r been jailed months ago and I'm betting nothing happens to anyone! The latest move by the Old guard republicans is further proof that ALL the politicians are corrupt and could care less about anything but themselves and that absolutely NOTHING will get done unless the people vote the corruption traitors out this coming election of which I know I plan on doing!!! I 'm sick of the whole corrupt rat pack! If I finally see some decent action from the conservative political congress, I'll just skeptically start feeling this country might just have a chance of surviving and are not also I this global, communist plot to take over this Democratic country. It's all up to the people and how they vote this election.

  • Deb Bertrand

    06/16/2018 06:23 PM

    So Sessions' position is that we all to to calm down and "reset" and fire a few folks, and stop the animus...just come back together as a nation and put this whole unfortunate incident behind us. He seems to think that's how we repair the Republic and our form of self governance. How do you reconcile that with half a country that thinks all the lies and crimes committed by liberals "never happened" and Trump is yet another illegitimate conservative president, and the other half of a country who were brought up to believe that honor and equal justice under the law mean something? What if the Germans (not just the Nazis) had never been held accountable for the holocaust? What we've learned here is that the country in on a path to certain destruction and those in charge have no backbone or resolve to do anything about it.

  • Joan fries

    06/16/2018 06:21 PM

    Love your columns and read them all. Watch your show sometimes and we love President Trump and Family!

  • Don Crumbley

    06/16/2018 06:04 PM

    Gov. Huckabee: Totally agree with your comments about IG Report. The real story is found in the "total IG Report document, which was "bleached" in its IG Report Executive Summary, for most likely DOJ investigation CYA protocols and report writing guide lines to maintain "political" independent correctness. However, I am becoming highly skeptical of the theory that Trump anti-bias was only those "movers and shakers" at the top of the FBI directory and as being the only politically biased "diehard anti-Trumpers". I refer you to the total IG Report comments about FBI "leaks to the press", which was not just the "management heavies above" doing this. The IG Report indicating evidence of leaking to the "Press-for-play", included so many of the base, "up and down-the-line FBI system employees, that the IG Investigators could not pin-point just the "hard over Anti-Trump" personnel and gave up trying, because of the total volume of FBI leakers. If secretaries, field offices, agents and technical employees, at all levels in the bowels of the FBI, as reported, were leaking large streams of information, and which the Media has fed back to the public in the last year, there is a major inherrent political bias problem. The resulting supporting fact is that "almost nothing being leaked", ever resulted in a positive items for President Trump. The total FBI leaking obviously only added to the Trump Resistance being fanned by the Media outlets. The media product of 90% anti-Trump reporting clearly shows there is no basis, that FBI press leaking was equally distributed on all sides of the coin. In my opinion, the FBI has a much larger anti-Trump bias than what the Executive Report states and someone in DOJ/FBI is trying to hide that "volcano" of political anti-Trump bias that clearly exists in the total DOJ system. It is going to take much more, than just a FBI world-wide neutral PC training program to clean that mess out. The FBI has to reinstall into that agency, that which is suppose to protect and project, that "the rule of law applies to all", as "lady justice" is blind.

  • James Cecil Jackman

    06/16/2018 06:03 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I contacted you earlier about the bill banning counseling in California.
    equippedtolove.com is the website. We also have a book “Changed” my testimony is included. Elizabeth Wonning, Ken Williams and I would love for you to go to the website and read our stories. God is powerful. I am proof!! I am Changed. Please if you will go read it. There are about 30 powerful testimonies in the book. Contrary to the views of many we do exist. 2 Cor. 5:17 is real.
    Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • James Cecil Jackman 3

    06/16/2018 05:33 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I am confidant you have been watching the AB 2943 in California. I was one of the Changed Testifers on the west steps of the Capital. I am proof counseling does work. I have not identified as Gay in 23 years now. I am happily married two kids I helped father and1 daughter grafted in- my wife’s first husband. Elizabeth Wonning with a Equipped to Live, Redding, CA is one of our leaders. Please can you help get the word out that we are here. Counseling does help if we don’t quit. Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • Mary Tomlin

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    I wish that when reporters(?) were questioning your daughter she would have reminded them that when an American citizen breaks the law and is jailed, they are separated from their children. These reporters are getting on my last nerve!!

  • Stephen Russell

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    Judge who sent Manafort to jail is same judge for Benghazi case, Obama appointees & we lose.
    Burn the Deep State out.

  • William F Cook

    06/16/2018 04:58 PM

    Always right on! I need to know why does contempt of Congress have no teeth? Like Contempt of Court If they are co equal branches of Government? Eric Holder and Lois Learner should be tried. Another note H Clinton getting away with no charges.One set of laws for her and another for US The republic will soon fall. I am a U.S.Army Veteran I couldn't mishandle classified material. And I couldn't Desert in time of war without facing a firing squad. At least that is what they told me in Basic Training!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Kafkaesque ? I love it; haven't heard that one since the movie " Congo " ;-} I feel more " Sartresque ", since there's probably...wait for it...No Exit ;-) from the inherent immorality in our bureaucratic institutions. Trump needs to get in touch with his inner " Apprentice Evaluator " ... and start firing people, or at least sending them to Nome, like LaRoquette's character in the movie " Stripes ". A sentence to Laramie might get some of the tort-feasers to get in touch with their inner...Chickadee; songs America needs to hear ! Sorry for the Hollywood references, but they are illustrative of what needs to happen, and indicative of the current circus-like environment.

  • phil crane

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Why no follow-up or articles about the crimes being committed and silenced at Evergreen State University?
    The facts read like a nightmare for this country. Thugs, threats of beatings and murder.... talk about blatant racism and getting away with it.
    As an American, alone, I am appalled at the lack of any interest in this crime. What are the "timid white folk" worried about...enforcing civility, laws and standards. I'd close the school done and report every last person who illegally threatened or coerced this uncivilized action.
    Wake up America and politicos.... good Americans of all persuasions expect civil discourse, no racism and no criminals running free and taking over institutions. If people take no action against bad behavior....they are condoning such action!

  • Jim Squires

    06/16/2018 04:33 PM

    These are great insights! They are candid, informative and with the "right" bias I am trying to find. I so much appreciate the job your daughter Sarah is doing! I hope her children and marriage do not suffer negative consequences as a result of her absences.
    I was very taken by the garden interview with our President. After reading Charles Krauthammer's comments I think he has him properly identified as a pragmatist.

  • Paula Conley

    06/16/2018 04:31 PM

    GREAT ARTICLE!

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Happy Father’s Day weekend!  I hope you’ll get an early start on celebrating by tuning in to TBN tonight for another jam-packed new episode of “Huckabee!”  This week, I’ll talk to Rep. Joe Wilson of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees about President Trump’s historic North Korea summit and what to watch for next.  Former Congress member Cliff Stearns will tell us about his book that reveals how Congress really works behind closed doors.  I’ll talk to Rock Hall of Famer Jonathan Cain of Journey about his music and his faith, and we’ll hear some great country music from “The Voice” winner, Craig Wayne Boyd.  There are more surprises in store, but I think I’ll just say the three words that I know will get you to watch:  “Diamond And Silk.”     

 

All that and more is coming your way on “Huckabee” tonight on TBN at 8 EST, 7 CST (repeated at 10 EST and the same time slots on Sunday.) To find the TBN channel in your town or cable system, and for clips and full episodes of past shows, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

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Fox & Friends was broadcasting live from the White House lawn Friday when President Trump decided to crash the broadcast and give the country an earful on what he thinks about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.  Take note, "SNL": This is what I call entertaining live television! 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-crashes-fox-and-friends-set-unleashes-fury-on-comey-and-fbi/

 

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Paul Manafort, who was briefly Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has been ordered to jail for allegedly attempting to tamper with witnesses, and is facing a boatload of financial and paperwork violation charges that, as a former Watergate prosecutor put it, could send the 69-year-old to prison for the rest of his life.  By comparison, in some states, you can get as little as one year for manslaughter.

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/392493-watergate-prosecutor-says-manafort-may-never-again-see-the

 

I have no idea whether Paul Manafort is the process crime equivalent of John Gotti that Javert-like prosecutor Robert Mueller seems to think he is – or is pretending to think that he is, so he can keep pouring indictments onto Manafort's head like a waterboarding with writs, until he forces him to accuse Trump of something, anything, so that his endless, multi-million dollar “Russia collusion” investigation doesn’t fizzle like a wet firecracker.  But I do know this:

 

For all the charges that have been leveled at Manafort, all the ones that now threaten to keep him in the Gray Bar Hotel for life, not a single one has Jack Squat to do with Russia influencing the 2016 election results.  As for the witness tampering charge, I have no idea whether he’s guilty or not.  But if true, then Manafort must be the fastest witness tamperer in history, since the only direct evidence is that he allegedly made a phone call that lasted all of one minute and 26 seconds.

 

Rather than opine on laws I’m not an expert on, I will direct you to this article by a genuine legal expert, and one who admits he “disdains” Trump and has no use for Manafort – yet even he seems stunned by just how “thin” Mueller’s evidence is. 

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/manafort-tampering-allegations

 

Again, I don’t pretend to know whether Paul Manafort is a scoundrel deserving of life in prison or just a no-more-sleazy-than-average DC lobbyist caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare by an out-of-control, partisan prosecutor.  But what’s indisputable is that this began as an investigation into alleged Russian collusion and morphed into the threat of life in prison for unrelated offenses including allegedly making a phone call to a witness (whom Manafort claims he didn’t even know was a witness) of an alleged crime that has nothing to do with what was supposed to be investigated in the first place.  This should serve as a chilling lesson in the danger of not strictly limiting the power and scope of prosecutors, to prevent them from pursuing people instead of crimes. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/judge-jails-ex-trump-campaign-chair-manafort-ahead-of-trial/

 

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Discouraging news for those reveling in the claim that President Trump got nothing from Kim Jong-Un: aside from the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site and the release of three US detainees, Kim has already started making good on his promise to return the remains of American POWs and MIAs killed in the Korean War.  Trump told Fox News Friday, “They are already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea.”  This could be a long process: about 7,800 Americans are unaccounted for from the Korean War, and 5300 of those are believed to have died in battle or POW camps. 

 

For those who would scoff that returning the remains of some long-dead soldiers doesn’t mean much, I have to assume they have never lost a loved one in war or suffered the agony of not knowing what happened to them or being able to give them a proper burial and find closure after years of uncertainty.  I’d say, “Tell it to the families of those service members,” but on second thought, don’t tell them.  If you’re that clueless or your heart has been that hardened by political partisanship, then please do their families a kindness and keep your cynicism to yourself. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/north-korea-begins-immediate-repatriation-of-us-troops-remains-from-korean-war/

 

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I’ve interviewed Rob Reiner on TV and think he’s a terrific film director.  And while he and I certainly don’t agree on much politically, I’ve always found him to be the (now, sadly rare) type of liberal who can have a respectful, friendly debate and disagree without getting disagreeable.  

 

Here’s proof: he’s warning fellow celebrities that all their over-the-top Trump-bashing is only helping Trump by energizing his base and seemingly proving his point that his critics are nasty, arrogant elitists.  His example was Robert DeNiro’s latest foul-mouthed anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, which his fellow actors made worse by rewarding it with a standing ovation.

 

If you look at the next-day coverage in the entertainment press, you’ll find praise for that moment as “galvanizing,” epic, historic, dramatic and inspiring. Actually, it was a deranged man yelling the F-word at the President on live TV, and his colleagues signaling wild approval of his offensive and inappropriate behavior – all while they were in the middle of their once-a-year free network commercial to sell Midwestern tourists on buying Broadway tickets.  The next day, all the stories about the event barely mentioned the winning shows.  But they gave tons of space to the foul-mouthed elitist actor insulting the President and his supporters, and to the entire theater community giving that a standing ovation.  Wonder how many Trump voters who’d been thinking of coming to New York to see a Broadway show decided to vacation at Yellowstone instead, where they can get more intelligent political commentary from bears?   Yep, you liberal actors really showed Trump!

 

They should listen to Rob Reiner.  He directed “This Is Spinal Tap” and helped create the phrase, “These go to 11,” so he understands people who can’t quite grasp when they’re making fools of themselves.  He’s right: Hollywood liberals should quit turning their Trump hatred up to 11 in public before the public turns their box office receipts down to zero.  Or less.  Our respect knob for people who curse the President on live TV goes lower than zero. 

 

http://thehill.com/media/392574-rob-reiner-denounces-robert-de-niro-and-other-celebrities-for-anti-trump-remarks

 



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Inspector General Michael Horowitz may have declined to confirm the cause-and-effect relationship between stunning anti-Trump bias at the FBI and the outcome of Hillary’s email case, but all the evidence of vicious partisanship is there in his report.  He’s included what we already knew or suspected, but there’s much more.  The FBI in 2016 was infected with bias.  We can connect the incredibly obvious dots ourselves and come to our own conclusions about the motivation behind the FBI’s investigation of Trump and even the special counsel probe..

 

Of course, most major media will focus on the report’s mystifying conclusion without delving much deeper into its 568 pages.  That’s because the deeper one goes, the more horrifyingly biased the culture of the FBI is shown to be.

 

If you thought the Strzok-Page texts provided evidence of bias, wait until you see the texts between another pair of FBI agents who were romantically involved (they’re now married).  They’re identified in the report only as “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” but we know they were directly involved in the Hillary investigation.  Anyone looking at their texts and not concluding that “the fix was in” for Hillary is just refusing to accept the obvious.

 

“Agent 1” was one of just four agents assigned to the Hillary email case, and he, for one, did not want to interview her at all, thinking it was a “continued waste of resources and time and focus..”  “I’m actually starting to have embarrassment sprinkled on my disappointment,” he instant-messaged to “Agent 5.”  “Ever been forced to do something you adamantly opposed.”

 

Like Lisa Page, “Agent 1” believed that Hillary’s election was a foregone conclusion.  After completing the interview with Clinton, “Agent 1” messaged “Agent 5” that he was “done interviewing the President.”

 

He also made it clear to “Agent 5” that he was “with her.”  As in, “I’m With Her.”

 


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When “Agent 5” complained to “Agent 1” about the “MYE” (Mid-Year Exam, the Hillary case) work she was having to do, “Agent 1” wrote back in a way that confirms what the political environment was like at the FBI.  He referred to the Hillary investigation as “a case that doesn’t matter and is predestined.”  He went on to say, “The DOJ comes in every once in a while and takes a wishy-washy, political, cowardice stance. “

 

“This is the environment love,” he tells her.  “Can’t sugar coat it.”  He advised her to just do the best she could.

 

When asked later by investigators about the case being “predestined,” he said he had no information about that.

 

“Agent 1” also interviewed Hillary’s personal IT assistant.  You’ll want to read the whole exchange, but when another FBI employee asked him how the interview went, “Agent 1” said, “Awesome.  Lied his a-- off.”  

 

The employee replied that “it would be funny if he was the only guy charged in this deal.”

 

And in a testament to the way anti-Trumpers view Trump supporters, “Agent 5” texted “Agent 1” to say the ones in Ohio were “retarded.”  She also wrote to him that if Hillary should lose, “I’m gonna be walking around with both of my guns...and likely quitting on the spot.”

 

In his report, Michael Horowitz admonished the FBI employees who had shown bias, saying that their conduct “had cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation and sowed doubt about the FBI’s work on, and its handling of, the Midyear investigation.  The damage caused by these employees’ actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence.”

 

In other words, where do they go to get their reputation back?  But the damage goes far beyond the FBI’s reputation.  We know that the Hillary investigation was deliberately botched.  This goes to the nature of the whole American system of justice –- the old-fashioned idea that Lady Justice is wearing a blindfold, not an “I’m With Her” button.

 

https://www.weeklystandard.com/eric-felten/meet-the-other-amorous-fbi-staffers-who-texted-about-the-clinton-email-investigation

 

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  • Dale Ferguson

    06/16/2018 06:57 PM

    Take back the USS Pueblo! It was captured by North Korea in January 1968. The crew was released 11 months later, but the North Koreans continue to use the ship as an anti-American propaganda tool.

    Why has the U.S. Government allowed this 50-year embarrassment to continue?

    In October 1803, the USS Philadelphia was captured by Tripoli. In February 1804, U.S. Marines sneaked into Tripoli harbor and burned the Philadelphia. We should do the same to the Pueblo if the North Koreans don't return it. Modern technology would enable us to fly an explosive-laden drone down the stack and destroy it.

    Maybe President Trump could say, "Oh, by the way, please return the Pueblo, or we'll blow it up."

  • Morris Steen

    06/16/2018 06:53 PM

    Give us something new and stop regurgitating what everyone else has already said. Something new, please!

  • William P Monaghan

    06/16/2018 06:35 PM

    Mr Huckabee you know and I know not a thing is going happen to the Clintons or Obama, because they have so much dirt on the Washington establishment and if revealed it will fall.

  • Bradley Coy

    06/16/2018 06:28 PM

    I'm sick and tired of this whole deep state, Hillary Clinton, and Russian debacle!!!! The wrong doers should r been jailed months ago and I'm betting nothing happens to anyone! The latest move by the Old guard republicans is further proof that ALL the politicians are corrupt and could care less about anything but themselves and that absolutely NOTHING will get done unless the people vote the corruption traitors out this coming election of which I know I plan on doing!!! I 'm sick of the whole corrupt rat pack! If I finally see some decent action from the conservative political congress, I'll just skeptically start feeling this country might just have a chance of surviving and are not also I this global, communist plot to take over this Democratic country. It's all up to the people and how they vote this election.

  • Deb Bertrand

    06/16/2018 06:23 PM

    So Sessions' position is that we all to to calm down and "reset" and fire a few folks, and stop the animus...just come back together as a nation and put this whole unfortunate incident behind us. He seems to think that's how we repair the Republic and our form of self governance. How do you reconcile that with half a country that thinks all the lies and crimes committed by liberals "never happened" and Trump is yet another illegitimate conservative president, and the other half of a country who were brought up to believe that honor and equal justice under the law mean something? What if the Germans (not just the Nazis) had never been held accountable for the holocaust? What we've learned here is that the country in on a path to certain destruction and those in charge have no backbone or resolve to do anything about it.

  • Joan fries

    06/16/2018 06:21 PM

    Love your columns and read them all. Watch your show sometimes and we love President Trump and Family!

  • Don Crumbley

    06/16/2018 06:04 PM

    Gov. Huckabee: Totally agree with your comments about IG Report. The real story is found in the "total IG Report document, which was "bleached" in its IG Report Executive Summary, for most likely DOJ investigation CYA protocols and report writing guide lines to maintain "political" independent correctness. However, I am becoming highly skeptical of the theory that Trump anti-bias was only those "movers and shakers" at the top of the FBI directory and as being the only politically biased "diehard anti-Trumpers". I refer you to the total IG Report comments about FBI "leaks to the press", which was not just the "management heavies above" doing this. The IG Report indicating evidence of leaking to the "Press-for-play", included so many of the base, "up and down-the-line FBI system employees, that the IG Investigators could not pin-point just the "hard over Anti-Trump" personnel and gave up trying, because of the total volume of FBI leakers. If secretaries, field offices, agents and technical employees, at all levels in the bowels of the FBI, as reported, were leaking large streams of information, and which the Media has fed back to the public in the last year, there is a major inherrent political bias problem. The resulting supporting fact is that "almost nothing being leaked", ever resulted in a positive items for President Trump. The total FBI leaking obviously only added to the Trump Resistance being fanned by the Media outlets. The media product of 90% anti-Trump reporting clearly shows there is no basis, that FBI press leaking was equally distributed on all sides of the coin. In my opinion, the FBI has a much larger anti-Trump bias than what the Executive Report states and someone in DOJ/FBI is trying to hide that "volcano" of political anti-Trump bias that clearly exists in the total DOJ system. It is going to take much more, than just a FBI world-wide neutral PC training program to clean that mess out. The FBI has to reinstall into that agency, that which is suppose to protect and project, that "the rule of law applies to all", as "lady justice" is blind.

  • James Cecil Jackman

    06/16/2018 06:03 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I contacted you earlier about the bill banning counseling in California.
    equippedtolove.com is the website. We also have a book “Changed” my testimony is included. Elizabeth Wonning, Ken Williams and I would love for you to go to the website and read our stories. God is powerful. I am proof!! I am Changed. Please if you will go read it. There are about 30 powerful testimonies in the book. Contrary to the views of many we do exist. 2 Cor. 5:17 is real.
    Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • James Cecil Jackman 3

    06/16/2018 05:33 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike Huckabee
    I am confidant you have been watching the AB 2943 in California. I was one of the Changed Testifers on the west steps of the Capital. I am proof counseling does work. I have not identified as Gay in 23 years now. I am happily married two kids I helped father and1 daughter grafted in- my wife’s first husband. Elizabeth Wonning with a Equipped to Live, Redding, CA is one of our leaders. Please can you help get the word out that we are here. Counseling does help if we don’t quit. Thank you, Cecil Jackman

  • Mary Tomlin

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    I wish that when reporters(?) were questioning your daughter she would have reminded them that when an American citizen breaks the law and is jailed, they are separated from their children. These reporters are getting on my last nerve!!

  • Stephen Russell

    06/16/2018 05:21 PM

    Judge who sent Manafort to jail is same judge for Benghazi case, Obama appointees & we lose.
    Burn the Deep State out.

  • William F Cook

    06/16/2018 04:58 PM

    Always right on! I need to know why does contempt of Congress have no teeth? Like Contempt of Court If they are co equal branches of Government? Eric Holder and Lois Learner should be tried. Another note H Clinton getting away with no charges.One set of laws for her and another for US The republic will soon fall. I am a U.S.Army Veteran I couldn't mishandle classified material. And I couldn't Desert in time of war without facing a firing squad. At least that is what they told me in Basic Training!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Kafkaesque ? I love it; haven't heard that one since the movie " Congo " ;-} I feel more " Sartresque ", since there's probably...wait for it...No Exit ;-) from the inherent immorality in our bureaucratic institutions. Trump needs to get in touch with his inner " Apprentice Evaluator " ... and start firing people, or at least sending them to Nome, like LaRoquette's character in the movie " Stripes ". A sentence to Laramie might get some of the tort-feasers to get in touch with their inner...Chickadee; songs America needs to hear ! Sorry for the Hollywood references, but they are illustrative of what needs to happen, and indicative of the current circus-like environment.

  • phil crane

    06/16/2018 04:41 PM

    Why no follow-up or articles about the crimes being committed and silenced at Evergreen State University?
    The facts read like a nightmare for this country. Thugs, threats of beatings and murder.... talk about blatant racism and getting away with it.
    As an American, alone, I am appalled at the lack of any interest in this crime. What are the "timid white folk" worried about...enforcing civility, laws and standards. I'd close the school done and report every last person who illegally threatened or coerced this uncivilized action.
    Wake up America and politicos.... good Americans of all persuasions expect civil discourse, no racism and no criminals running free and taking over institutions. If people take no action against bad behavior....they are condoning such action!

  • Jim Squires

    06/16/2018 04:33 PM

    These are great insights! They are candid, informative and with the "right" bias I am trying to find. I so much appreciate the job your daughter Sarah is doing! I hope her children and marriage do not suffer negative consequences as a result of her absences.
    I was very taken by the garden interview with our President. After reading Charles Krauthammer's comments I think he has him properly identified as a pragmatist.

  • Paula Conley

    06/16/2018 04:31 PM

    GREAT ARTICLE!