July 24, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
"THE PELOSI VIRUS"
I can’t comment on every piece of ludicrous partisan nonsense that comes out of the tight lips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because life is just too short. But I am not going to let her get away with the canard of blaming pandemic deaths on “the Trump virus.”
At this link, there is plenty of refutation of her reprehensible comment. This is why I’ve insisted since day one, throughout all the Chinese-backed gaslighting attempts to claim that naming a disease after the place it actually came from is racist (sorry, German Measles!), on calling it the “COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus.” I don’t want anyone to forget that this pandemic was unleashed on the world because China was careless…and then its government was dishonest and covered it up, silenced scientists and kept health experts who could have helped out of China until it was too late and had spread around the world…and the World Health Organization helped in that effort to cover up China’s culpability.
Now, the same Democrats who called Trump a xenophobe for shutting down travel from China early on blame him personally for 137,000 US deaths from the CHINESE virus and accuse him of botching the response while conveniently forgetting that they initially predicted 2.2 million US deaths. They also seem to forget their dire predictions of a massive shortage of ventilators and hospital beds, none of which came to pass. To be fair, if they’d been in charge, I’m pretty certain they would have been correct about all that.
Here’s a video of Nancy Pelosi in February, well after Trump’s Chinese travel ban, urging people not to worry about the CHINESE virus and to come on down to San Francisco’s Chinatown.
By the way, if you Google “Nancy Pelosi Chinatown,” instead of getting the actual video, you get articles from liberal outlets and “fact-checkers” accusing Trump of distorting and exaggerating what Pelosi said. Watch the original video from four months ago and see if that requires any exaggerating.
Somehow, the Democrats seem to believe that the same President whom they’ve fought tooth and nail to keep him from stopping illegal aliens and drug gangs from crossing the border could have magically kept a highly-contagious virus from crossing the border. If you are weak-minded enough to believe that, then you might be suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Maybe we should rename that “Pelosi Virus.”
NEW TWIST IN MCCLOSKEY CASE
Latest twist in leftist St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner’s attempt to prosecute the McCloskeys for defending their home from a threatening mob: she’s not only violating their Second Amendment rights, it appears that a member of her staff ordered the crime lab to alter evidence in an attempt to frame them.
She may be right, after all: someone really should go to jail over this case. Just not the McCloskeys.
HUCK'S HEROINE SALUTE
A big Huck’s Heroine salute to Shetara Sims of Kansas City, Missouri, and her 12-year-old daughter Rakiya. They gave us all an inspiring example of generosity, kindness and charity. And I mean the kind of charity that takes genuine sacrifice, the “giving till it hurts” kind.
I don’t want to ruin this story by trying to condense it. You need to read the entire thing. Maybe it will inspire you to give a little, too, especially in these days when so many people are demonizing the police and creating false narratives to try to divide the races and turn Americans against each other.
Not just “must-see,” but also “must watch again and share with everyone you know.”
We've been pointing out lately that the leftist wokesters have embraced segregation, racial condescension, judging and condemning people purely by their skin color and other noxious ideas that are indistinguishable from those of the most retrograde racists. It’s become so obvious that a couple of very brave comedians made a hilarious music video lampooning it. This is the kind of satire that we used to see from “SNL” and other late-night comedy shows before they decided to be nothing but boring mouthpieces for the Democratic Party.
In the comments, some of the wokesters are quite upset and triggered by it, since they have no sense of humor and zero self-awareness. They offer all kinds of four-dollar words from their anti-racism college classes to explain why these guys don’t get it, but that’s just an example of what comedian Brother Dave Gardner called “being ‘educated’ beyond your intelligence.”
The truth is, these two comics get it far more clearly than the people squawking about them do. Let’s hope this encourages other comics to get over their fear of the Twitter mobs and start once again doing their job: pointing out when our self-appointed emperors are strutting around naked.
YES, FBI USED "BRIEFINGS" TO SPY ON CANDIDATE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP
There’s been a huge development related to the story we brought you a few days ago about Peter Strzok’s plan to use President Trump’s first official intelligence briefing to spy on him in January of 2017. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Thursday declassified a memo that details the specifics of an earlier briefing, with then-candidate Trump, in August of 2016. That briefing must have made Strzok very happy, because one can see from this new memo that they were already using such meetings to spy on Trump when he was still a candidate.
In fact, they filed the memo in several very interesting places mostly unrelated to the stated purpose of the briefing: under “Crossfire Hurricane,” code name for the “Trump/Russia” investigation; under “Crossfire Razor,” code name for the investigation of Michael Flynn; under “FARA,” the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and also under the vaguely titled “Russia Sensitive Investigative Matter.”
As reported by John Solomon, the memo shows that agent Joe Pientka attempted to gather evidence against both Trump and Flynn, not just briefing the candidate but also writing down the questions Trump asked during the meeting and scrutinizing the demeanor of attendee Flynn as well.
Recall that Strzok wrote later in an email to his boss Bill Priestap that he was “angry” (his word) he’d been left out of the loop ahead of the January 2017 briefing, as he planned to use it to further his investigation and wanted to offer input beforehand. In other words, this was far more than just an intelligence briefing; it was a set-up to play "gotcha" with the newly-inaugurated President, and his colleagues knew it. Unbelievable.
But true. As for the earlier briefing of then-candidate Trump, a source told FOX NEWS that “...the briefing was used as ‘a cover to listen for any remarks’ by Trump or others about the Russian federation.” See the report by Brooke Singman and Gregg Re here.
This intelligence briefing, held August 17, 2016, was supposedly to brief candidate Trump on foreign election interference. But according to the typewritten notes of FBI agent Joe Pientka, the agent “actively listened” for what was said on certain topics, particularly the Russian federation, using his 13-minute briefing for “cover” to monitor both Donald Trump and Michael Flynn.
The briefing was held at the FBI’s New York Field Office. Also in attendance was Trump campaign adviser and former candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (As far as we know, all this is news to him.)
It was Pientka’s duty as the one giving the briefing to “warn and tell the candidates what they needed to watch out for.” Yet even with their supposed evidence about the Russians targeting the Trump campaign, Pientka did not tell Trump and/or Flynn that this was happening.
Interestingly, the document written by Pientka and supplied to FOX NEWS shows that it was approved by both Peter Strzok and Kevin Clinesmith. Clinesmith, you’ll recall, is the subject of a criminal referral –- so far the only one we know of –- for altering a document to say that Carter Page had not worked as our own asset for the CIA when he actually had done just that. (Page’s work with the CIA would have been exculpatory evidence for him, but somehow they ‘forgot’ to mention it in the FISA application to spy on him, altered evidence of it, and accused Page of being a Russian agent instead.)
According to the FOX NEWS source, Pientka was at that time also handling the FBI’s investigation into Flynn. (Recall that Pientka and Strzok were the two agents who went to the White House to interview Flynn just a few days into his new job as Trump’s new national security adviser.) The same source told FOX NEWS that the briefing was used as “a cover to listen for any remarks” by candidate Trump or others about the Russian federation.
Note that these officials were really out to get Flynn at that time; this particular incident of spying may have been just as much about snagging HIM as it was about stopping candidate Trump. With all Flynn knew about the inner workings of the intelligence community, they did NOT want him working with Trump. This concern would no doubt become a desperate one after Trump was elected.
Another senior administration official did not hold back in commenting to FOX NEWS, saying that this document “shows the same cast of virulent characters that spearheaded the Russia hoax and set Trump up from ‘jump.’” They were trying to make good on their promise to keep Trump from winning. It was “a scam briefing from a scam crew of miscreants at the FBI.”
Then-FBI Director James Comey later testified that he had assured President Trump he was not personally under investigation. (Recall that Trump at the time was understandably upset that Comey wouldn’t come out and state it publicly.) But Comey was lying to Trump. The FBI had Trump under an electron microscope, both before and after he was in office.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, on Sean Hannity’s TV show Thursday night, clarified how they conducted that early briefing. “The FBI went to then-candidate Trump...They told him Russia might try to spy on you; what they didn’t tell him is, ‘WE’RE spying on you.” And they did it just 17 days into this investigation. It opens on July 31; August 17, they do this. Thirteen minutes for the ‘defensive briefing,’ the part...you’re supposed to get; and then an hour and 42 minutes where they’re trying to get information and set the [candidate] up.”
Jordan went on to say that this came very shortly after Strzok’s August 8 text to Lisa Page in which he said, “We’ll stop it [Trump’s election],” and his August 15 text to Page about the “insurance policy” discussed in “Andy’s office” (Andrew McCabe). Just two days later, they start implementing that insurance policy.
Gregg Jarrett, also on Hannity’s show, brought up the fact that Pientka has been scrubbed from the FBI website and is now cloistered in the San Fransisco Field Office, where the FBI refuses to make him available after repeated demands by Congress. And who is responsible for that, as well as for the excruciating delays in releasing these memos? Why, that would be current FBI Director Christopher Wray, of course! Every time we have a story that involves slow-walked evidence, we always seem to end up back at Wray’s office door, which is always closed.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)