As we head into the weekend, the focus is once again on the Department of Justice, with multiple breaking news stories. First, in a dismaying development, they’ve decided after two years not to press charges against former deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy’s office” McCabe for his “lack of candor” with FBI investigators concerning a media leak he approved.

McCabe was asked about this on CNN, where he now works as a paid contributor (surprise), and he lamented having to wait so long to find out he wouldn’t be charged. Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman commented on FOX NEWS Friday afternoon, saying to those who see “inconsistency” that we should “appreciate a Justice Department that takes its time to thoroughly investigate, makes the tough decisions. It illustrates that Barr is independent, that the Justice Department is looking at the merits. And...I’m okay with the Justice Department when they decide not to bring a case. And, let’s face it, we’re all hoping that we can de-politicize the Justice Department.”

Well, that’s putting a positive face on it. He seems to be saying that what we see as “inconsistency” is actually a good thing: a sign the DOJ acting objectively, without regard to politics. Okay, but, it still looks like yet another example of the two-tier justice system. Members of Team Trump are investigated to within an inch of their lives, convicted on process crimes and given long prison sentences, while members of Team Hillary skate away to big-money book deals and contracts as contributors for CNN and MSNBC. As that is incongruous with our view of the “new” DOJ as run by Bill Barr, I have to postulate that there’s something more to this that we don’t know. (There better be.) It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon.

In the meantime, the media will run with the headline and paint McCabe as the straight arrow in this story, the intended victim of Trump’s retribution. Never mind that he really did oversee media leaks and mislead investigators and also that he was apparently in on the “insurance policy” scheme with Comey, Strzok and Page --- none of whom have been charged, either.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-wont-pursue-criminal-charges-against-mccabe

This news sparked a rant from Becket Adams at the WASHINGTON EXAMINER that I think you’ll appreciate.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/andrew-mccabe-shows-that-only-an-fbi-man-can-get-away-with-lying-to-the-fbi

Also, it was announced Friday that the DOJ is hiring an outside prosecutor to review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s case. As you know, Flynn is now mounting a vigorous defense through powerhouse attorney Sidney Powell and is trying to change his “guilty” plea. Tolman commented on this story as well, saying, “The entire Flynn chapter screams of politics. And then you start to see what’s been uncovered during the investigation –- that there was doubt in the investigators’ minds as to whether or not he was actually lying...Then you have the 302 reports, and that there were some mistakes made in there. So I LIKE that he’s doing this. Look [the attorney general’s] been around, he is bright, he is strong, and he works hard, and I hope this starts to squash all the discussion that the attorney general is just going to do what is politically expedient. He is not.”

“It’s a good move to get to the bottom of what happened in that prosecution,” he concluded.

It does seem to be a positive move. A hard look at what was obviously done to railroad Mike Flynn is just what he needs now. Let’s hope that’s what he gets.

Justice Department taps outside prosecutor to review handling of Michael Flynn case

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  • Brenda Almquist

    02/15/2020 02:20 PM

    One can only hope he squealed on Brennan, Clapper. And the rest. Our country needs equal justice so badly

  • Margaret B Sands

    02/15/2020 02:19 PM

    Just more double standards . If Barr is supposedly trying to clean up the doj , this is not how you do it . First Comey now Mc Cabe . This is ridiculous . Loosing faith in Barr fast !! Getting ticked off too.

  • Joyce davis

    02/15/2020 02:18 PM

    Cant believe the double standard!

  • Kathy Powe

    02/15/2020 02:05 PM

    " It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon. " Soon? Probably not. Sometime, possibly. Lots of secrets in those organizations.

  • Byron Mullet

    02/15/2020 01:49 PM

    Justice is now in the eye of the beholder. Because democrats intellectualized a living breathing Constitution without adequate intellectual push back, it has increasingly translated into policy, politics and religion. Maybe it actually began with the Scopes monkey trial, where William Jennings Bryan admitted God could have used millions of years. His pride, blinded him to the fact that in essence he was turning the Bible into a malleable living breathing document. This translated into evolution pushing creation out of classrooms & well meaning so-called Christians pushing separation of church and state. Then the lawfare persecution of judeo Christian values by the ACLU Southern poverty Law center...

    Later, motherhood and the life growing within her became a living breathing personification or should I say de-personification of forsaking principal.

    Obama took it to another level. His doj ignore laws they didn't like & used laws they did like to persecute Christians. Like the ACLU they found unsuspecting individuals and overwhelmed them to enshrine they're increasing unhinged insanity in precedent & law.

    Christian's increasingly became politically correct and religiously correct went dutifully to their corner wearing the dunce hats they were handed by the left. Amazingly still giving them their children to raise in public school and University! Now, every election is a tipping point event. Whereas, Christians kept playing by the rules of engagement, much like the British marching in columns, the left was shooting at us from behind trees, figuratively speaking. Entrance stage left Donald Trump also a street fighter shooting from behind trees as well. So the left already philosophically unmoored & unconstrained by morays, laws and Constitution, mount a scorched-earth assault on his presidency. The right amazingly is mostly still playing by the rules. Our leaders, except for judicial watch & a few others, respond by complaining nightly on Fox, imagining that talking is doing something. This probably the result of talk radio & tv both political and religious, our adult pacifiers. All the while being shocked and appalled you keep sending our kids to public EDU so the left can separate them from faith and conscience. We're not destroyed because we're not as smart as the left or as talented. We are destroyed because our seminaries turned out PC and RC preachers who could tickle our ears as we sent our children to their coloring books in "age appropriate" Sunday schools to reinforce generation gaps & reinforce intellectual abandonment they feel at the hands of their public school liberal agnostic activist social engineers...

  • Dawn Street

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    I have had a sinking feeling reaction to this news about smug Andrew McCabe whose name came up so many times in the emails between Strzok and his also married girlfriend attorney. I still have some consternation about it but Durham is not finished with his CRIMINAL investigation and as I was reminded this morning, if you have a known criminal you are investigating for murder or mayhem you do not want to prematurely charge them with jaywalking. You drop the investigation for the lesser crime and focus on the primary issue. I am hoping that is what is happening here. WWG1WGA Trump 2020

  • Stephen Clayton

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    Thanks again for your expert comments, governor. I disagree with Bill Barr concerning President Trump's tweets making it impossible for him to do his job. And, Trump has every right to do everything in his power to stop corruption and to educate ALL Americans on whatever he deems necessary. He is the most transparent president ever and I love it!!!! As far as Barr doing his job, perhaps he is, but he and Durham are slower than molasses in January. Why is their investigation taking so long? We all know of the blatant crimes that have been committed by the elites in the DOJ and FBI as well as the involvement by Obama, Hillary, Holder, Jarrett, Weiner, etc. Could it be that Wray is too swampy to clean up the FBI? Perhaps our only consolation is in knowing that eternal justice will not be denied. We should really feel sorry for these traitors behind the coup in knowing that they will probably be spending eternity burning in Hell.

    Keep up the great work you are doing!

    Stephen

  • Dusty

    02/15/2020 01:33 PM

    NO, I am not happy per the Barr whoever JD on McCabe and that he was not as guilty as some of the others on the set up of Gen Flynn that was all okay HOW? Even Lou Dobbs on Fox is very unhappy and is saying that we are now seeing the SWAMP at work. Had not very good words for Lindsay Graham and that he Graham talks the talk but does nothing on a WALK to go after anything? WHY? So is it true they are all just the whole SWAMP after all. We hear from a few Republicans but others sit still and say nothing to help this President? WHY? If nothing comes of this whole Russia debacle and Ukraine then we all know who actually controls our Govt and it for sure is no President? To hear Bloomberg praising the Chinese and now I guess per this is his big money bank from them and his businesses for years? Rumor he even may have mentioned Hillary as his VP Got help us. If nothing is done this next few months if I was Pres Trump I would just back out and say no more and let the SWAMP do what they have and mess us over and stop the good jobs back and medical keep on scamming us for being sick and families try to keep up? I say this as an RN and what this can do to bankrupt. China we get 80% of our drugs if true WHY? Why do we pay the high cost when can be bought in Mexico for 4x less? Or Canada? HOW? Pres tried to say to the drug companies knock it off and they raise the prices the right to steal? Per the sick? So Republicans keep up with your medical high paying lobbyist and if the Democrats can get their act together and have a definite one pay you may be history? So pick your sides. We are paying attention. Someone in Arkansas went to prison over medical of his family? What country is this as we take care of illegals daily a few million? What stinks in this picture per our Russia mess and now our health and what it cost ?

  • John Chaffee

    02/15/2020 01:24 PM

    As long as you're a dues paying member of the Protected Class you'll always skate

  • Paulette Taylor

    02/15/2020 01:10 PM

    McCabe may have escaped justice now, but he will face justice later, on his knees in front of Jesus.

  • Richard Jones

    02/15/2020 01:04 PM

    I hope you are right Mr. Huckabee. I am starting to lose confidence in AG Barr.

  • Mac Moody

    02/15/2020 12:56 PM

    I am beginning to agree with Lou Dobbs. I thought that AG Barr was the answer to getting the DOJ back following the laws as established by the Constitution but it looks like that will not happen. Something major is wrong when one person lies to the FBI and gets nothing and another lies and gets 7 to 9 years. Have we gone so far into the deep corrupt state that we can not or will not get our Nation back to "the rule of law?" I hope this is not so because my children and grand children will have to live in this awful environment.

  • Donald Williams

    02/15/2020 12:54 PM

    I say, What are you doing AG Barr. You are confirming 1) Th DOJ is full of left wing, hate Trump, Obama appointees, 2) there Is a 2 tier law system, one for those on the left, particularly those in Federal Law Enforcement, i.e. the DOJ and FBI, who lie (and admit it) , cheat, leak and actively plot to overthrow the sitting president, then the one for the rest of us and last, but not least 3) you are doing NOTHING about it. I have lost all trust in the DOJ and the FBI and, along with many citizens, don’t believe they can be relied on to evenly enforce the laws and the Constitution.

  • Doug Morgan

    02/15/2020 12:31 PM

    I haven't responded your great and informative column for a while because I actually thought, just maybe, since the impeachment farce was over that there might be a chance of seeing equal justice in Washington.

    In past comments, I stated that I was suspicious that AG Barr is part of the "swamp." Now I am back to that opinion. President Trump needs to totally clean house but that may not be an option at this point.

  • Thala J Susag

    02/15/2020 12:28 PM

    Hopeful that Barr can get DOJ mess
    cleaned up...but as you know, in
    Washington, they just move the
    deck chairs around. Same old
    same old, and American taxpayers still have to pay the bills that the swamp creatures create for their own amusement. It might take a
    gigantic earthquake to shake up
    the socialists in D.C. but someone needs to stop them from harassing President Trump. Calif. has become
    a failed State and now Washington
    D.C. is not far behind.

  • Susan K

    02/15/2020 12:15 PM

    I’m not happy at all with letting McCabe off the hook. In fact, I’ve lost faith that anyone except Republicans are ever going to be held accountable. I’m afraid this deep state is too deep. I pray I’m wrong.

  • John Chiero

    02/15/2020 12:06 PM

    It is still mind boggling to me that President Trump chose a Bush crony to be his AG! I mean the way Trump chewed little jeb in the primaries and the pulled the greatest upset in political history indicates to me the family might not be none to happy!! One has got to wonder that Brother George probably wasn’t very happy about that and someone then advises the president to choose bush’s AG!!?? I’m sorry I don’t trust Him and this can be a disaster for our rule of law and nation if Barr allows these traitors and spies to walk! I sure hope Rudy and Solomon have all their Ukrainian info backed up and hidden in about 5 different places because if Barr is a plant all the goods on Obama Kerry Clinton and Biden and the Ukraine scandal just got flushed down the toilet!!

  • James Evart

    02/15/2020 11:57 AM

    While the moral outrage is justified regarding the lack of justice being handed out to the Democrats while Republicans are being skewered, the same God who gave us President Trump has also given us Bill Bar. Look at the stars in the sky and all of Creation. "The Lord knows those who are his". 2Tim2: 19
    Be patient, press On.

  • Nancy S Parcak

    02/15/2020 11:56 AM

    Barr (look at his past history), a Mueller buddy, etc is part of the corrupt DOJ. He should be fired. ....AND Gowdy should not be his replacement because he wimped out when he had a chance to bring justice to bear.

  • Raymond D Babcock

    02/15/2020 11:54 AM

    To not bring charges just makes Barr look weak. I say charge anyone who commited a crime. Charge them 1 crime at a time. These law enforcement agencies take great pride in bankrupting people with process crimes.

  • Judith Prather

    02/15/2020 11:49 AM

    I hope that when the dust settles, Flynn will be exonerated. As far as I can tell he did nothing wrong and was forced into lying. He should also be able to sue the government to recoup his losses. What was done to him is so unamerican. God Bless Flynn and his attorneys.

  • John mac

    02/15/2020 11:42 AM

    The test is always the same for me. If I did the same things as Obama and members of his team. Would I be in prison? If I would and they skate, then we have 2 tier justice.

  • J Rennier

    02/15/2020 11:34 AM

    It must be noted that the DOJ is declining at this time to prosecute McCabe just as it did 6 months ago with James Comey for a process crime(s) related to Congressional testimony.
    This however is not a blanket exoneration & potential crimes relating to leaking classified information may/will be filed pending the outcome of other investigations. As per the usual leak to the NYT, it is suggested James Comey will be facing a likely indictment on these far more serious crimes he may have committed so Andrew McCabe has definitely not been exonerated of all his actions regardless of the crowing & strutting made by media supporters & himself.
    Basically, the fat lady aint sung yet & is still warming up.

  • Leopoldo R Gutierrez

    02/15/2020 11:33 AM

    Dear Mike:
    I read and enjoy your daily letters and the Saturday TV show (which I hope to attend in person soon), keep them coming.
    Mike, I know you have a direct line to our President; would you convey this message to him?

    Immigration has been a big issue for decades, The Democrats have used it for political benefit; what if for a change we Republicans present a real solution and get ahead of the Democrats?
    Fact, most of the illegal people in the Country are not criminals, so, put some basic requirements, similar to the ones for DACA and give them a chance, at the same time get rid of the criminals in prisons, the ones on Welfare, the ones not producing, the ones that have not roots here yet, etc.
    On the other hand, there is a long list of person awaiting to enter the Country legally; in my case, I have a son that has been accepted since 2004, but there are no visas. My son and his wife have Bachelor degrees, and along with their three sons are good Christians that never have had trouble with the law, the oldest son has participated in Chemistry and Physics knowledge Olympics in Mexico and got 2nd place, going to see the Country's President, he wants to complete a career in Physics Science; currently he is attending first year at the University in Hermosillo, Mexico. Would be nice if he takes a place instead of the thousand of illegals that just get here and immediately considered.
    My son's document number for immigration is Receipt WAC0501951517, his name is Luis Fernando Gutierrez Dicochea.

    Thanks for your consideration, and I suggest you be prepared to be our President on 2024.

  • Marian

    02/15/2020 11:29 AM

    Will we ever hear why and how the decision was made not to convict Andrew McCabe? Since he and others have spent millions of our money lying, crying and buying every means possible to remove Trump in little and big ways, we deserve an explanation. I was taught patience is a virtue, but honestly, I'm losing mine!

As we head into the weekend, the focus is once again on the Department of Justice, with multiple breaking news stories. First, in a dismaying development, they’ve decided after two years not to press charges against former deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy’s office” McCabe for his “lack of candor” with FBI investigators concerning a media leak he approved.

McCabe was asked about this on CNN, where he now works as a paid contributor (surprise), and he lamented having to wait so long to find out he wouldn’t be charged. Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman commented on FOX NEWS Friday afternoon, saying to those who see “inconsistency” that we should “appreciate a Justice Department that takes its time to thoroughly investigate, makes the tough decisions. It illustrates that Barr is independent, that the Justice Department is looking at the merits. And...I’m okay with the Justice Department when they decide not to bring a case. And, let’s face it, we’re all hoping that we can de-politicize the Justice Department.”

Well, that’s putting a positive face on it. He seems to be saying that what we see as “inconsistency” is actually a good thing: a sign the DOJ acting objectively, without regard to politics. Okay, but, it still looks like yet another example of the two-tier justice system. Members of Team Trump are investigated to within an inch of their lives, convicted on process crimes and given long prison sentences, while members of Team Hillary skate away to big-money book deals and contracts as contributors for CNN and MSNBC. As that is incongruous with our view of the “new” DOJ as run by Bill Barr, I have to postulate that there’s something more to this that we don’t know. (There better be.) It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon.

In the meantime, the media will run with the headline and paint McCabe as the straight arrow in this story, the intended victim of Trump’s retribution. Never mind that he really did oversee media leaks and mislead investigators and also that he was apparently in on the “insurance policy” scheme with Comey, Strzok and Page --- none of whom have been charged, either.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-wont-pursue-criminal-charges-against-mccabe

This news sparked a rant from Becket Adams at the WASHINGTON EXAMINER that I think you’ll appreciate.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/andrew-mccabe-shows-that-only-an-fbi-man-can-get-away-with-lying-to-the-fbi

Also, it was announced Friday that the DOJ is hiring an outside prosecutor to review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s case. As you know, Flynn is now mounting a vigorous defense through powerhouse attorney Sidney Powell and is trying to change his “guilty” plea. Tolman commented on this story as well, saying, “The entire Flynn chapter screams of politics. And then you start to see what’s been uncovered during the investigation –- that there was doubt in the investigators’ minds as to whether or not he was actually lying...Then you have the 302 reports, and that there were some mistakes made in there. So I LIKE that he’s doing this. Look [the attorney general’s] been around, he is bright, he is strong, and he works hard, and I hope this starts to squash all the discussion that the attorney general is just going to do what is politically expedient. He is not.”

“It’s a good move to get to the bottom of what happened in that prosecution,” he concluded.

It does seem to be a positive move. A hard look at what was obviously done to railroad Mike Flynn is just what he needs now. Let’s hope that’s what he gets.

Justice Department taps outside prosecutor to review handling of Michael Flynn case

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  • Brenda Almquist

    02/15/2020 02:20 PM

    One can only hope he squealed on Brennan, Clapper. And the rest. Our country needs equal justice so badly

  • Margaret B Sands

    02/15/2020 02:19 PM

    Just more double standards . If Barr is supposedly trying to clean up the doj , this is not how you do it . First Comey now Mc Cabe . This is ridiculous . Loosing faith in Barr fast !! Getting ticked off too.

  • Joyce davis

    02/15/2020 02:18 PM

    Cant believe the double standard!

  • Kathy Powe

    02/15/2020 02:05 PM

    " It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon. " Soon? Probably not. Sometime, possibly. Lots of secrets in those organizations.

  • Byron Mullet

    02/15/2020 01:49 PM

    Justice is now in the eye of the beholder. Because democrats intellectualized a living breathing Constitution without adequate intellectual push back, it has increasingly translated into policy, politics and religion. Maybe it actually began with the Scopes monkey trial, where William Jennings Bryan admitted God could have used millions of years. His pride, blinded him to the fact that in essence he was turning the Bible into a malleable living breathing document. This translated into evolution pushing creation out of classrooms & well meaning so-called Christians pushing separation of church and state. Then the lawfare persecution of judeo Christian values by the ACLU Southern poverty Law center...

    Later, motherhood and the life growing within her became a living breathing personification or should I say de-personification of forsaking principal.

    Obama took it to another level. His doj ignore laws they didn't like & used laws they did like to persecute Christians. Like the ACLU they found unsuspecting individuals and overwhelmed them to enshrine they're increasing unhinged insanity in precedent & law.

    Christian's increasingly became politically correct and religiously correct went dutifully to their corner wearing the dunce hats they were handed by the left. Amazingly still giving them their children to raise in public school and University! Now, every election is a tipping point event. Whereas, Christians kept playing by the rules of engagement, much like the British marching in columns, the left was shooting at us from behind trees, figuratively speaking. Entrance stage left Donald Trump also a street fighter shooting from behind trees as well. So the left already philosophically unmoored & unconstrained by morays, laws and Constitution, mount a scorched-earth assault on his presidency. The right amazingly is mostly still playing by the rules. Our leaders, except for judicial watch & a few others, respond by complaining nightly on Fox, imagining that talking is doing something. This probably the result of talk radio & tv both political and religious, our adult pacifiers. All the while being shocked and appalled you keep sending our kids to public EDU so the left can separate them from faith and conscience. We're not destroyed because we're not as smart as the left or as talented. We are destroyed because our seminaries turned out PC and RC preachers who could tickle our ears as we sent our children to their coloring books in "age appropriate" Sunday schools to reinforce generation gaps & reinforce intellectual abandonment they feel at the hands of their public school liberal agnostic activist social engineers...

  • Dawn Street

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    I have had a sinking feeling reaction to this news about smug Andrew McCabe whose name came up so many times in the emails between Strzok and his also married girlfriend attorney. I still have some consternation about it but Durham is not finished with his CRIMINAL investigation and as I was reminded this morning, if you have a known criminal you are investigating for murder or mayhem you do not want to prematurely charge them with jaywalking. You drop the investigation for the lesser crime and focus on the primary issue. I am hoping that is what is happening here. WWG1WGA Trump 2020

  • Stephen Clayton

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    Thanks again for your expert comments, governor. I disagree with Bill Barr concerning President Trump's tweets making it impossible for him to do his job. And, Trump has every right to do everything in his power to stop corruption and to educate ALL Americans on whatever he deems necessary. He is the most transparent president ever and I love it!!!! As far as Barr doing his job, perhaps he is, but he and Durham are slower than molasses in January. Why is their investigation taking so long? We all know of the blatant crimes that have been committed by the elites in the DOJ and FBI as well as the involvement by Obama, Hillary, Holder, Jarrett, Weiner, etc. Could it be that Wray is too swampy to clean up the FBI? Perhaps our only consolation is in knowing that eternal justice will not be denied. We should really feel sorry for these traitors behind the coup in knowing that they will probably be spending eternity burning in Hell.

    Keep up the great work you are doing!

    Stephen

  • Dusty

    02/15/2020 01:33 PM

    NO, I am not happy per the Barr whoever JD on McCabe and that he was not as guilty as some of the others on the set up of Gen Flynn that was all okay HOW? Even Lou Dobbs on Fox is very unhappy and is saying that we are now seeing the SWAMP at work. Had not very good words for Lindsay Graham and that he Graham talks the talk but does nothing on a WALK to go after anything? WHY? So is it true they are all just the whole SWAMP after all. We hear from a few Republicans but others sit still and say nothing to help this President? WHY? If nothing comes of this whole Russia debacle and Ukraine then we all know who actually controls our Govt and it for sure is no President? To hear Bloomberg praising the Chinese and now I guess per this is his big money bank from them and his businesses for years? Rumor he even may have mentioned Hillary as his VP Got help us. If nothing is done this next few months if I was Pres Trump I would just back out and say no more and let the SWAMP do what they have and mess us over and stop the good jobs back and medical keep on scamming us for being sick and families try to keep up? I say this as an RN and what this can do to bankrupt. China we get 80% of our drugs if true WHY? Why do we pay the high cost when can be bought in Mexico for 4x less? Or Canada? HOW? Pres tried to say to the drug companies knock it off and they raise the prices the right to steal? Per the sick? So Republicans keep up with your medical high paying lobbyist and if the Democrats can get their act together and have a definite one pay you may be history? So pick your sides. We are paying attention. Someone in Arkansas went to prison over medical of his family? What country is this as we take care of illegals daily a few million? What stinks in this picture per our Russia mess and now our health and what it cost ?

  • John Chaffee

    02/15/2020 01:24 PM

    As long as you're a dues paying member of the Protected Class you'll always skate

  • Paulette Taylor

    02/15/2020 01:10 PM

    McCabe may have escaped justice now, but he will face justice later, on his knees in front of Jesus.

  • Richard Jones

    02/15/2020 01:04 PM

    I hope you are right Mr. Huckabee. I am starting to lose confidence in AG Barr.

  • Mac Moody

    02/15/2020 12:56 PM

    I am beginning to agree with Lou Dobbs. I thought that AG Barr was the answer to getting the DOJ back following the laws as established by the Constitution but it looks like that will not happen. Something major is wrong when one person lies to the FBI and gets nothing and another lies and gets 7 to 9 years. Have we gone so far into the deep corrupt state that we can not or will not get our Nation back to "the rule of law?" I hope this is not so because my children and grand children will have to live in this awful environment.

  • Donald Williams

    02/15/2020 12:54 PM

    I say, What are you doing AG Barr. You are confirming 1) Th DOJ is full of left wing, hate Trump, Obama appointees, 2) there Is a 2 tier law system, one for those on the left, particularly those in Federal Law Enforcement, i.e. the DOJ and FBI, who lie (and admit it) , cheat, leak and actively plot to overthrow the sitting president, then the one for the rest of us and last, but not least 3) you are doing NOTHING about it. I have lost all trust in the DOJ and the FBI and, along with many citizens, don’t believe they can be relied on to evenly enforce the laws and the Constitution.

  • Doug Morgan

    02/15/2020 12:31 PM

    I haven't responded your great and informative column for a while because I actually thought, just maybe, since the impeachment farce was over that there might be a chance of seeing equal justice in Washington.

    In past comments, I stated that I was suspicious that AG Barr is part of the "swamp." Now I am back to that opinion. President Trump needs to totally clean house but that may not be an option at this point.

  • Thala J Susag

    02/15/2020 12:28 PM

    Hopeful that Barr can get DOJ mess
    cleaned up...but as you know, in
    Washington, they just move the
    deck chairs around. Same old
    same old, and American taxpayers still have to pay the bills that the swamp creatures create for their own amusement. It might take a
    gigantic earthquake to shake up
    the socialists in D.C. but someone needs to stop them from harassing President Trump. Calif. has become
    a failed State and now Washington
    D.C. is not far behind.

  • Susan K

    02/15/2020 12:15 PM

    I’m not happy at all with letting McCabe off the hook. In fact, I’ve lost faith that anyone except Republicans are ever going to be held accountable. I’m afraid this deep state is too deep. I pray I’m wrong.

  • John Chiero

    02/15/2020 12:06 PM

    It is still mind boggling to me that President Trump chose a Bush crony to be his AG! I mean the way Trump chewed little jeb in the primaries and the pulled the greatest upset in political history indicates to me the family might not be none to happy!! One has got to wonder that Brother George probably wasn’t very happy about that and someone then advises the president to choose bush’s AG!!?? I’m sorry I don’t trust Him and this can be a disaster for our rule of law and nation if Barr allows these traitors and spies to walk! I sure hope Rudy and Solomon have all their Ukrainian info backed up and hidden in about 5 different places because if Barr is a plant all the goods on Obama Kerry Clinton and Biden and the Ukraine scandal just got flushed down the toilet!!

  • James Evart

    02/15/2020 11:57 AM

    While the moral outrage is justified regarding the lack of justice being handed out to the Democrats while Republicans are being skewered, the same God who gave us President Trump has also given us Bill Bar. Look at the stars in the sky and all of Creation. "The Lord knows those who are his". 2Tim2: 19
    Be patient, press On.

  • Nancy S Parcak

    02/15/2020 11:56 AM

    Barr (look at his past history), a Mueller buddy, etc is part of the corrupt DOJ. He should be fired. ....AND Gowdy should not be his replacement because he wimped out when he had a chance to bring justice to bear.

  • Raymond D Babcock

    02/15/2020 11:54 AM

    To not bring charges just makes Barr look weak. I say charge anyone who commited a crime. Charge them 1 crime at a time. These law enforcement agencies take great pride in bankrupting people with process crimes.

  • Judith Prather

    02/15/2020 11:49 AM

    I hope that when the dust settles, Flynn will be exonerated. As far as I can tell he did nothing wrong and was forced into lying. He should also be able to sue the government to recoup his losses. What was done to him is so unamerican. God Bless Flynn and his attorneys.

  • John mac

    02/15/2020 11:42 AM

    The test is always the same for me. If I did the same things as Obama and members of his team. Would I be in prison? If I would and they skate, then we have 2 tier justice.

  • J Rennier

    02/15/2020 11:34 AM

    It must be noted that the DOJ is declining at this time to prosecute McCabe just as it did 6 months ago with James Comey for a process crime(s) related to Congressional testimony.
    This however is not a blanket exoneration & potential crimes relating to leaking classified information may/will be filed pending the outcome of other investigations. As per the usual leak to the NYT, it is suggested James Comey will be facing a likely indictment on these far more serious crimes he may have committed so Andrew McCabe has definitely not been exonerated of all his actions regardless of the crowing & strutting made by media supporters & himself.
    Basically, the fat lady aint sung yet & is still warming up.

  • Leopoldo R Gutierrez

    02/15/2020 11:33 AM

    Dear Mike:
    I read and enjoy your daily letters and the Saturday TV show (which I hope to attend in person soon), keep them coming.
    Mike, I know you have a direct line to our President; would you convey this message to him?

    Immigration has been a big issue for decades, The Democrats have used it for political benefit; what if for a change we Republicans present a real solution and get ahead of the Democrats?
    Fact, most of the illegal people in the Country are not criminals, so, put some basic requirements, similar to the ones for DACA and give them a chance, at the same time get rid of the criminals in prisons, the ones on Welfare, the ones not producing, the ones that have not roots here yet, etc.
    On the other hand, there is a long list of person awaiting to enter the Country legally; in my case, I have a son that has been accepted since 2004, but there are no visas. My son and his wife have Bachelor degrees, and along with their three sons are good Christians that never have had trouble with the law, the oldest son has participated in Chemistry and Physics knowledge Olympics in Mexico and got 2nd place, going to see the Country's President, he wants to complete a career in Physics Science; currently he is attending first year at the University in Hermosillo, Mexico. Would be nice if he takes a place instead of the thousand of illegals that just get here and immediately considered.
    My son's document number for immigration is Receipt WAC0501951517, his name is Luis Fernando Gutierrez Dicochea.

    Thanks for your consideration, and I suggest you be prepared to be our President on 2024.

  • Marian

    02/15/2020 11:29 AM

    Will we ever hear why and how the decision was made not to convict Andrew McCabe? Since he and others have spent millions of our money lying, crying and buying every means possible to remove Trump in little and big ways, we deserve an explanation. I was taught patience is a virtue, but honestly, I'm losing mine!

As we head into the weekend, the focus is once again on the Department of Justice, with multiple breaking news stories. First, in a dismaying development, they’ve decided after two years not to press charges against former deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy’s office” McCabe for his “lack of candor” with FBI investigators concerning a media leak he approved.

McCabe was asked about this on CNN, where he now works as a paid contributor (surprise), and he lamented having to wait so long to find out he wouldn’t be charged. Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman commented on FOX NEWS Friday afternoon, saying to those who see “inconsistency” that we should “appreciate a Justice Department that takes its time to thoroughly investigate, makes the tough decisions. It illustrates that Barr is independent, that the Justice Department is looking at the merits. And...I’m okay with the Justice Department when they decide not to bring a case. And, let’s face it, we’re all hoping that we can de-politicize the Justice Department.”

Well, that’s putting a positive face on it. He seems to be saying that what we see as “inconsistency” is actually a good thing: a sign the DOJ acting objectively, without regard to politics. Okay, but, it still looks like yet another example of the two-tier justice system. Members of Team Trump are investigated to within an inch of their lives, convicted on process crimes and given long prison sentences, while members of Team Hillary skate away to big-money book deals and contracts as contributors for CNN and MSNBC. As that is incongruous with our view of the “new” DOJ as run by Bill Barr, I have to postulate that there’s something more to this that we don’t know. (There better be.) It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon.

In the meantime, the media will run with the headline and paint McCabe as the straight arrow in this story, the intended victim of Trump’s retribution. Never mind that he really did oversee media leaks and mislead investigators and also that he was apparently in on the “insurance policy” scheme with Comey, Strzok and Page --- none of whom have been charged, either.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-wont-pursue-criminal-charges-against-mccabe

This news sparked a rant from Becket Adams at the WASHINGTON EXAMINER that I think you’ll appreciate.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/andrew-mccabe-shows-that-only-an-fbi-man-can-get-away-with-lying-to-the-fbi

Also, it was announced Friday that the DOJ is hiring an outside prosecutor to review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s case. As you know, Flynn is now mounting a vigorous defense through powerhouse attorney Sidney Powell and is trying to change his “guilty” plea. Tolman commented on this story as well, saying, “The entire Flynn chapter screams of politics. And then you start to see what’s been uncovered during the investigation –- that there was doubt in the investigators’ minds as to whether or not he was actually lying...Then you have the 302 reports, and that there were some mistakes made in there. So I LIKE that he’s doing this. Look [the attorney general’s] been around, he is bright, he is strong, and he works hard, and I hope this starts to squash all the discussion that the attorney general is just going to do what is politically expedient. He is not.”

“It’s a good move to get to the bottom of what happened in that prosecution,” he concluded.

It does seem to be a positive move. A hard look at what was obviously done to railroad Mike Flynn is just what he needs now. Let’s hope that’s what he gets.

Justice Department taps outside prosecutor to review handling of Michael Flynn case

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  • Brenda Almquist

    02/15/2020 02:20 PM

    One can only hope he squealed on Brennan, Clapper. And the rest. Our country needs equal justice so badly

  • Margaret B Sands

    02/15/2020 02:19 PM

    Just more double standards . If Barr is supposedly trying to clean up the doj , this is not how you do it . First Comey now Mc Cabe . This is ridiculous . Loosing faith in Barr fast !! Getting ticked off too.

  • Joyce davis

    02/15/2020 02:18 PM

    Cant believe the double standard!

  • Kathy Powe

    02/15/2020 02:05 PM

    " It’s a developing story, having just been announced, and we’ll learn more soon. " Soon? Probably not. Sometime, possibly. Lots of secrets in those organizations.

  • Byron Mullet

    02/15/2020 01:49 PM

    Justice is now in the eye of the beholder. Because democrats intellectualized a living breathing Constitution without adequate intellectual push back, it has increasingly translated into policy, politics and religion. Maybe it actually began with the Scopes monkey trial, where William Jennings Bryan admitted God could have used millions of years. His pride, blinded him to the fact that in essence he was turning the Bible into a malleable living breathing document. This translated into evolution pushing creation out of classrooms & well meaning so-called Christians pushing separation of church and state. Then the lawfare persecution of judeo Christian values by the ACLU Southern poverty Law center...

    Later, motherhood and the life growing within her became a living breathing personification or should I say de-personification of forsaking principal.

    Obama took it to another level. His doj ignore laws they didn't like & used laws they did like to persecute Christians. Like the ACLU they found unsuspecting individuals and overwhelmed them to enshrine they're increasing unhinged insanity in precedent & law.

    Christian's increasingly became politically correct and religiously correct went dutifully to their corner wearing the dunce hats they were handed by the left. Amazingly still giving them their children to raise in public school and University! Now, every election is a tipping point event. Whereas, Christians kept playing by the rules of engagement, much like the British marching in columns, the left was shooting at us from behind trees, figuratively speaking. Entrance stage left Donald Trump also a street fighter shooting from behind trees as well. So the left already philosophically unmoored & unconstrained by morays, laws and Constitution, mount a scorched-earth assault on his presidency. The right amazingly is mostly still playing by the rules. Our leaders, except for judicial watch & a few others, respond by complaining nightly on Fox, imagining that talking is doing something. This probably the result of talk radio & tv both political and religious, our adult pacifiers. All the while being shocked and appalled you keep sending our kids to public EDU so the left can separate them from faith and conscience. We're not destroyed because we're not as smart as the left or as talented. We are destroyed because our seminaries turned out PC and RC preachers who could tickle our ears as we sent our children to their coloring books in "age appropriate" Sunday schools to reinforce generation gaps & reinforce intellectual abandonment they feel at the hands of their public school liberal agnostic activist social engineers...

  • Dawn Street

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    I have had a sinking feeling reaction to this news about smug Andrew McCabe whose name came up so many times in the emails between Strzok and his also married girlfriend attorney. I still have some consternation about it but Durham is not finished with his CRIMINAL investigation and as I was reminded this morning, if you have a known criminal you are investigating for murder or mayhem you do not want to prematurely charge them with jaywalking. You drop the investigation for the lesser crime and focus on the primary issue. I am hoping that is what is happening here. WWG1WGA Trump 2020

  • Stephen Clayton

    02/15/2020 01:45 PM

    Thanks again for your expert comments, governor. I disagree with Bill Barr concerning President Trump's tweets making it impossible for him to do his job. And, Trump has every right to do everything in his power to stop corruption and to educate ALL Americans on whatever he deems necessary. He is the most transparent president ever and I love it!!!! As far as Barr doing his job, perhaps he is, but he and Durham are slower than molasses in January. Why is their investigation taking so long? We all know of the blatant crimes that have been committed by the elites in the DOJ and FBI as well as the involvement by Obama, Hillary, Holder, Jarrett, Weiner, etc. Could it be that Wray is too swampy to clean up the FBI? Perhaps our only consolation is in knowing that eternal justice will not be denied. We should really feel sorry for these traitors behind the coup in knowing that they will probably be spending eternity burning in Hell.

    Keep up the great work you are doing!

    Stephen

  • Dusty

    02/15/2020 01:33 PM

    NO, I am not happy per the Barr whoever JD on McCabe and that he was not as guilty as some of the others on the set up of Gen Flynn that was all okay HOW? Even Lou Dobbs on Fox is very unhappy and is saying that we are now seeing the SWAMP at work. Had not very good words for Lindsay Graham and that he Graham talks the talk but does nothing on a WALK to go after anything? WHY? So is it true they are all just the whole SWAMP after all. We hear from a few Republicans but others sit still and say nothing to help this President? WHY? If nothing comes of this whole Russia debacle and Ukraine then we all know who actually controls our Govt and it for sure is no President? To hear Bloomberg praising the Chinese and now I guess per this is his big money bank from them and his businesses for years? Rumor he even may have mentioned Hillary as his VP Got help us. If nothing is done this next few months if I was Pres Trump I would just back out and say no more and let the SWAMP do what they have and mess us over and stop the good jobs back and medical keep on scamming us for being sick and families try to keep up? I say this as an RN and what this can do to bankrupt. China we get 80% of our drugs if true WHY? Why do we pay the high cost when can be bought in Mexico for 4x less? Or Canada? HOW? Pres tried to say to the drug companies knock it off and they raise the prices the right to steal? Per the sick? So Republicans keep up with your medical high paying lobbyist and if the Democrats can get their act together and have a definite one pay you may be history? So pick your sides. We are paying attention. Someone in Arkansas went to prison over medical of his family? What country is this as we take care of illegals daily a few million? What stinks in this picture per our Russia mess and now our health and what it cost ?

  • John Chaffee

    02/15/2020 01:24 PM

    As long as you're a dues paying member of the Protected Class you'll always skate

  • Paulette Taylor

    02/15/2020 01:10 PM

    McCabe may have escaped justice now, but he will face justice later, on his knees in front of Jesus.

  • Richard Jones

    02/15/2020 01:04 PM

    I hope you are right Mr. Huckabee. I am starting to lose confidence in AG Barr.

  • Mac Moody

    02/15/2020 12:56 PM

    I am beginning to agree with Lou Dobbs. I thought that AG Barr was the answer to getting the DOJ back following the laws as established by the Constitution but it looks like that will not happen. Something major is wrong when one person lies to the FBI and gets nothing and another lies and gets 7 to 9 years. Have we gone so far into the deep corrupt state that we can not or will not get our Nation back to "the rule of law?" I hope this is not so because my children and grand children will have to live in this awful environment.

  • Donald Williams

    02/15/2020 12:54 PM

    I say, What are you doing AG Barr. You are confirming 1) Th DOJ is full of left wing, hate Trump, Obama appointees, 2) there Is a 2 tier law system, one for those on the left, particularly those in Federal Law Enforcement, i.e. the DOJ and FBI, who lie (and admit it) , cheat, leak and actively plot to overthrow the sitting president, then the one for the rest of us and last, but not least 3) you are doing NOTHING about it. I have lost all trust in the DOJ and the FBI and, along with many citizens, don’t believe they can be relied on to evenly enforce the laws and the Constitution.

  • Doug Morgan

    02/15/2020 12:31 PM

    I haven't responded your great and informative column for a while because I actually thought, just maybe, since the impeachment farce was over that there might be a chance of seeing equal justice in Washington.

    In past comments, I stated that I was suspicious that AG Barr is part of the "swamp." Now I am back to that opinion. President Trump needs to totally clean house but that may not be an option at this point.

  • Thala J Susag

    02/15/2020 12:28 PM

    Hopeful that Barr can get DOJ mess
    cleaned up...but as you know, in
    Washington, they just move the
    deck chairs around. Same old
    same old, and American taxpayers still have to pay the bills that the swamp creatures create for their own amusement. It might take a
    gigantic earthquake to shake up
    the socialists in D.C. but someone needs to stop them from harassing President Trump. Calif. has become
    a failed State and now Washington
    D.C. is not far behind.

  • Susan K

    02/15/2020 12:15 PM

    I’m not happy at all with letting McCabe off the hook. In fact, I’ve lost faith that anyone except Republicans are ever going to be held accountable. I’m afraid this deep state is too deep. I pray I’m wrong.

  • John Chiero

    02/15/2020 12:06 PM

    It is still mind boggling to me that President Trump chose a Bush crony to be his AG! I mean the way Trump chewed little jeb in the primaries and the pulled the greatest upset in political history indicates to me the family might not be none to happy!! One has got to wonder that Brother George probably wasn’t very happy about that and someone then advises the president to choose bush’s AG!!?? I’m sorry I don’t trust Him and this can be a disaster for our rule of law and nation if Barr allows these traitors and spies to walk! I sure hope Rudy and Solomon have all their Ukrainian info backed up and hidden in about 5 different places because if Barr is a plant all the goods on Obama Kerry Clinton and Biden and the Ukraine scandal just got flushed down the toilet!!

  • James Evart

    02/15/2020 11:57 AM

    While the moral outrage is justified regarding the lack of justice being handed out to the Democrats while Republicans are being skewered, the same God who gave us President Trump has also given us Bill Bar. Look at the stars in the sky and all of Creation. "The Lord knows those who are his". 2Tim2: 19
    Be patient, press On.

  • Nancy S Parcak

    02/15/2020 11:56 AM

    Barr (look at his past history), a Mueller buddy, etc is part of the corrupt DOJ. He should be fired. ....AND Gowdy should not be his replacement because he wimped out when he had a chance to bring justice to bear.

  • Raymond D Babcock

    02/15/2020 11:54 AM

    To not bring charges just makes Barr look weak. I say charge anyone who commited a crime. Charge them 1 crime at a time. These law enforcement agencies take great pride in bankrupting people with process crimes.

  • Judith Prather

    02/15/2020 11:49 AM

    I hope that when the dust settles, Flynn will be exonerated. As far as I can tell he did nothing wrong and was forced into lying. He should also be able to sue the government to recoup his losses. What was done to him is so unamerican. God Bless Flynn and his attorneys.

  • John mac

    02/15/2020 11:42 AM

    The test is always the same for me. If I did the same things as Obama and members of his team. Would I be in prison? If I would and they skate, then we have 2 tier justice.

  • J Rennier

    02/15/2020 11:34 AM

    It must be noted that the DOJ is declining at this time to prosecute McCabe just as it did 6 months ago with James Comey for a process crime(s) related to Congressional testimony.
    This however is not a blanket exoneration & potential crimes relating to leaking classified information may/will be filed pending the outcome of other investigations. As per the usual leak to the NYT, it is suggested James Comey will be facing a likely indictment on these far more serious crimes he may have committed so Andrew McCabe has definitely not been exonerated of all his actions regardless of the crowing & strutting made by media supporters & himself.
    Basically, the fat lady aint sung yet & is still warming up.

  • Leopoldo R Gutierrez

    02/15/2020 11:33 AM

    Dear Mike:
    I read and enjoy your daily letters and the Saturday TV show (which I hope to attend in person soon), keep them coming.
    Mike, I know you have a direct line to our President; would you convey this message to him?

    Immigration has been a big issue for decades, The Democrats have used it for political benefit; what if for a change we Republicans present a real solution and get ahead of the Democrats?
    Fact, most of the illegal people in the Country are not criminals, so, put some basic requirements, similar to the ones for DACA and give them a chance, at the same time get rid of the criminals in prisons, the ones on Welfare, the ones not producing, the ones that have not roots here yet, etc.
    On the other hand, there is a long list of person awaiting to enter the Country legally; in my case, I have a son that has been accepted since 2004, but there are no visas. My son and his wife have Bachelor degrees, and along with their three sons are good Christians that never have had trouble with the law, the oldest son has participated in Chemistry and Physics knowledge Olympics in Mexico and got 2nd place, going to see the Country's President, he wants to complete a career in Physics Science; currently he is attending first year at the University in Hermosillo, Mexico. Would be nice if he takes a place instead of the thousand of illegals that just get here and immediately considered.
    My son's document number for immigration is Receipt WAC0501951517, his name is Luis Fernando Gutierrez Dicochea.

    Thanks for your consideration, and I suggest you be prepared to be our President on 2024.

  • Marian

    02/15/2020 11:29 AM

    Will we ever hear why and how the decision was made not to convict Andrew McCabe? Since he and others have spent millions of our money lying, crying and buying every means possible to remove Trump in little and big ways, we deserve an explanation. I was taught patience is a virtue, but honestly, I'm losing mine!