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November 5, 2021
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THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read.

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1. DURHAM DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER INDICTMENT: Igor Danchenko, the Russian national living in the Washington DC area who was allegedly Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source for the fictional “dossier” –- in reality, opposition research funded by Hillary’s presidential campaign –- has been indicted by Special Counsel John Durham, who is looking into the origins of the Trump-Russia “collusion” scandal, otherwise known as the Trump-Russia HOAX or, as we like to call it, “My Big Fat Russia Conspiracy Theory.”

The Special Counsel seems to be very gradually and methodically connecting all the dots leading back to Hillary and her 2016 presidential campaign. As law professor Jonathan Turley said Thursday, “Danchenko’s arrest is a seismic development and confirmed Durham is far from done with his investigation.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/11/04/igor-danchenko-arrested-as-part-of-durham-investigation/

Danchenko has been charged with five counts of making false statements. According to Turley, he had told the FBI that Steele asked him to look for compromising material on Trump and also said the dossier was “unsubstantiated” (that part’s true). Danchenko had his own source for crazy dossier stories, and he’s listed anonymously in Durham’s indictment as “PR – Executive -1,” now confirmed to be a man named Charles Dolan, described by Turley as “a close Clinton adviser who had held high positions within the Democrat Party and prior Clinton campaigns.”

In fact, Dolan’s attorney, Ralph Martin, has come out and said Dolan is the PR executive. And it appears that Dolan had the very kind of contacts within the Russian government that Trump and his campaign were falsely accused of having. Joel B. Polack at BREITBART has more details from the indictment.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/04/confirmed-pr-executive-1-in-durham-indictment-docs-is-charles-dolan-jr/

Dolan apparently gifted Danchenko with an autobiography of Hillary Clinton, with the handwritten inscription, “To my good friend [Igor]. a great Democrat.” Dolan definitely fits the description; he has served “as chairman of a national Democratic political organization” and “state chairman of former President Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns,” as well as “adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.” He had also been appointed by President Bill Clinton to two four-year terms with an advisory commission at the State Department. During the 2016 Hillary campaign, he actively campaigned and participated in calls and events on behalf of Hillary Clinton.”

Turley thinks Danchenko is the sort of participant that prosecutors think they can “flip” to give information on the key players who used him in this effort. These might range from Steele himself to Clinton counsel Marc Elias to Clinton campaign officials.

Samuel Chamberlain at the NEW YORK POST calls Charles H. Dolan, Jr., “an elusive ally” of the Clintons. The charging document accuses Danchenko of intentionally misleading the FBI when he told them he hadn’t spoken to Dolan about any material in the Trump-Russia file.

https://nypost.com/2021/11/05/clinton-crony-charles-h-dolan-jr-takes-center-stage-in-latest-durham-indictment/

The evidence shows he had, though. In August of 2016, Danchenko emailed Dolan to say he was working on “a project against Trump” and to ask him for “any thought, rumor or allegation” (!) about Paul Manafort, who had recently resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman. Dolan emailed him back to dish some dirt that he said he got from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over a drink. That email appears almost verbatim in the Steele dossier.

But the indictment says that Dolan told the FBI that the “drink with a GOP friend” was made up, and that all he gave to Danchenko was gleaned from news reports.

Adam Goldman and Charlie Savage reported on the Danchenko indictment for THE NEW YORK TIMES.

https://archive.md/kGmqR

The dossier was intended to show that then-candidate Donald Trump was “colluding” with the Russian government for help in getting himself elected President. Nothing of consequence in Steele’s series of memos has ever been verified, but that didn’t stop Trump’s enemies from issuing hysterical made-up media reports in service to the hoax, some of which persist to this day.

Also, it was because of the Steele dossier that a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant was granted in October 2016 for the FBI to spy on Trump campaign adviser and American citizen Carter Page. Through him, they were able to spy on the entire campaign and even go ‘back in time’ to look at previous communications. And the fabricated contents, which included a salacious story involving Russian prostitutes at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton (we all know the one; it likely came from Dolan), were printed by BUZZFEED just days before Trump’s inauguration.

Though primary source Danchenko is Russian by birth, he resides in the Washington DC area and the material he related was thirdhand at best. The FBI knew after they interviewed him that his “information” was not necessarily true, but they went with it anyway, after Hillary’s attorney’s pressured them from every side.

According to the NYT, a “Justice” Department inspector general report from 2019 sharply criticized the FBI “for continuing to cite material from the dossier after the Bureau interviewed Mr. Danchenko without alerting judges that some of what he had said had cast doubt on the contents of the dossier.”

Danchenko was also interviewed by the NYT, and said that he had been tasked only with providing “raw” information to Steele. He apparently has been investigated to see if he’s a Russian agent, but he denies that strongly.

As the NYT reports –- they must be trying to get ahead of this story –- “Mr. Steele’s business intelligence firm was a subcontractor to another research firm, Fusion GPS, which in turn had been hired by the Perkins Coie law firm, which was working for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Mr. Danchenko said he was not aware of who Steele’s client was at the time and considered himself a “nonpartisan analyst and researcher.”

But Danchenko worked for the extremely anti-Trump “think-tank” the Brookings Institution from 2005 to 2010. Last February, Durham used a subpoena to retrieve from there his old personnel files and related documents. If you have time, it’s interesting to see what the NYT reporters wrote about that back in April.

https://archive.md/N8m90

TOWNHALL also reported Danchenoko's indictment.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/11/04/igor-danchenko-n2598565

Finally, recall that the person who apparently introduced Danchenko to Steele was...(drum roll, please)...“Trump impeachment star” Fiona Hill. REDSTATE reported this back in January. But they assumed this story would go away; they weren’t counting on Durham piecing it all together.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/01/22/shocker-impeachment-star-lied-about-her-contacts-with-christopher-steele-n314409


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2.  UPDATES ON TUESDAY'S ELECTIONS: Incumbent New Jersey Democrat Phil Murphy declared victory and the AP named him the winner, but not so fast. Republican Jack Ciatarrelli already blasted that call as irresponsible, and he’s now made it clear that he has not conceded.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jack-caittarelli-refuses-to-concede-nj-gubernatorial-race

Ciattarelli says it’s premature to call a winner when there are still thousands of mail-in and provisional votes yet to count, and the two are separated by only a fraction of a point out of 2.4 million votes. Ballots arriving by November 8th are still eligible to be counted (I bet Democrats are suddenly cursing those “count votes that come in for a week after the election” rules they pushed.) The state legally has until November 18th to finish counting and certifying the vote. Even if Ciatarrelli loses, with a margin this razor thin, he has until November 18th to demand a recount, so you might have finished your Thanksgiving dinner by the time this is over.

In the meantime, Ciatarrelli advised supporters that "while consideration is paid to any and all credible reports” of vote fraud, they shouldn’t believe “wild conspiracy theories or online rumors.” I assume he means stories like this, although I’m not sure yet which of those two categories it falls into:

https://100percentfedup.com/nj-election-update-56-voting-machines-were-shut-down-shipped-to-warehouse-on-election-night-in-dem-stronghold-county-where-gov-murphy-got-over-113k-votes/

3. EVEN MORE ELECTION UPDATES: Before any Democrats start screaming about Ciatarrelli assaulting democracy, note that Democrat State Senate President Steve Sweeney is also refusing to concede to truck driver Edward Durr, who apparently dealt him a stunning defeat with his low budget, grassroots campaign. Sweeney says they should wait until all the votes are counted, and besides, 12,000 votes were just found in one unnamed New Jersey county.

https://100percentfedup.com/here-we-go-democrat-nj-senate-president-refuses-to-concede-to-republican-truck-driver-who-unseated-him-claims-12000-ballots-were-recently-found/

While that’s a lot to take in, let me call attention to one phrase that’s especially concerning: “There were 12,000 ballots recently found in one county.” “Found?” That seems to imply that they were lost or misplaced. Aren’t poll workers supposed to know where all the ballots are at all times? That seems like a pretty basic duty of the job.

And in Texas, eight proposed state constitutional amendments all passed overwhelmingly, including a couple that were obviously rebukes to government overreach during the pandemic. Proposition 3, to bar the prohibiting or limiting of religious services, passed 2-1. Proposition 6 allows nursing home residents to choose an essential care giver who cannot be blocked from visiting. That passed by nearly 88% to 12%. Just in case any Democrats are still under the delusion that their COVID policies are actually popular.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/texas-amendments-2021-state-constitution


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4. OSHA REGULATION ISSUED

OSHA has issued its federal regulation mandating COVID vaccinations or weekly testing for all businesses with over 100 employees. And if you think that’s a clear overreach of government authority, then that’s just the start of this 490-page document.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-vaccine-mandate-worse-thought-look-punishing-unvaxxed-employees/

The story at the link explains the many ways in which this is unscientific, likely unconstitutional, and less a public health measure than an authoritarian power grab designed to punish and shame anyone who resists the vaccine. For instance, if you get the vaccine and experience side effects (hey, they actually admitted those exist!), your employer has to give you paid sick leave. But if you opt for weekly testing, you have to pay for it yourself.

While President Biden seems to think the message of Tuesday’s elections was “Thank you, sir, may we have another?,” various red state Governors, including those from Texas, Florida and South Dakota, are already planning to file lawsuits to block the rule the minute it takes effect on January 4th. A group of health care workers in Pennsylvania are already suing over their vaccine mandate, arguing that the issue has become so politicized that getting vaccinated is now a political act, and forcing someone to engage in a political act they oppose is a violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

The RNC is also suing, and they make the interesting point that if the justification for OSHA’s ironfisted policy is that it’s a public health “emergency,” then why are they waiting until after the holidays to impose it? Is it not enough of an emergency to risk infuriating voters any more than they already have by ruining their Thanksgivings and Christmases, too?

https://www.westernjournal.com/osha-considering-permanent-covid-vax-rule-7-horrifying-requirements-americans/

Ben Shapiro waded through OSHA's document and listed seven areas where OSHA appears to be planning a web of draconian regulations that will treat businesses as if we’re in a permanent pandemic as deadly as the black plague. These include eventually getting rid of testing to force everyone to get vaccinated; wearing even more restrictive masks; never-ending social distancing, barriers and ventilation requirements; making fully vaccinated people wear masks; and no exceptions for people with natural immunity from having already had the disease.

The good news: they’re forced to take public comments, so I assume they will get PLENTY of those. Also, Shapiro urges Senate Republicans to press Democrats for a Congressional Review Act vote to intervene. As he puts it, “Force the Democrats to sign on to this authoritarian nonsense.” They can either continue to abuse federal power against the American people and businesses and get this week’s voter revolt times 100 next November…or they can vote to rein it in. Either way, it’s going to get reined in. They just have to decide whether it will happen with them or without them in office.


5.  STILL A SKUNK: When it comes to parental anger over Critical Race Theory being forced onto their kids in school, the left’s response is to deny that CRT exists or that it’s taught any lower than universities. It doesn’t exist, and it’s also racist to oppose it. Got that?

Well, denial ain’t just a river in Egypt (and if you attend one of today’s public schools, that may be the most you’ll ever learn about geography.) The Twitter blue checks, liberal media figures and school board members might claim CRT isn’t in public schools, but a growing number of teachers are standing up to say yes, it is, and they’re fed up with it.

This week, a couple of videos went viral in which an Indianapolis educator/administrator and a Wisconsin teacher blew the whistle, explaining how CRT is everywhere. They just carefully avoid calling it that. But a skunk by any other name would smell as bad (that’s also as close to that dead white male Shakespeare as you’ll ever get from today’s public schools.)

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/11/04/yes-we-continue-to-lie-admin-in-indianas-largest-school-district-reveals-what-we-mean-when-we-tell-you-that-we-arent-teaching-crt-video/

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/11/04/conservative-wisconsin-teacher-and-writer-daniel-buck-pushes-back-against-leftist-narrative-that-critical-race-theory-is-all-a-republican-lie-video/


HYMNAL: THY STRONG WORD

Listen: https://youtu.be/KijpAFL1Iss

Thy strong word

did cleave the darkness;

at thy speaking it was done;

for created light we thank thee,

while thine ordered seasons run:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise to thee who light dost send!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia without end!

Lo, on those who dwelt

in darkness,

dark as night and deep as death,

broke the light of thy salvation,

breathed thine own

live-giving breath:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise to thee who light dost send!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia without end!

Thy strong word

bespeaks us righteous;

bright with thine own holiness,

glorious now,

we press toward glory,

and our lives our hopes confess:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise to thee who light dost send!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia without end!

God the Father, Light-Creator,

to thee laud and honor be;

to thee, Light of Light begotten,

praise be sung eternally;

Holy Spirit, Light-Revealer,

glory, glory be to thee;

mortals, angels, now and ever

praise the Holy Trinity.


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  • Paul Kern

    11/05/2021 06:42 PM

    One result I see from the elections is the knowledge that we have one nation united and another set of Marxist outposts called states.only God can wake up His people and expose the "evangelical" elite who have sold out for their thirty pieces of silver.
    The left has its own anti-American agenda and destroy those who who disagree with them.

  • Anne Turner

    11/05/2021 06:14 PM

    Everyone knows in there hear of hearts that Hilary has done felonious things, anyone of which would have landed most of us in jail. Certain FBI agents and supervisors as well as some CIA broke the law but nothing happens to them. The newspaper reports and CNN, MSNBC , etal know the truth but the end justifies the means, I suppose that is one of the things most bothersome to me, the total double standard in the law. If Trump had done an 1/8 th of what the Biden administration has done he would be cooling his heels in .Leavenworth. I was proud of Virginia, Youngkin and Sears on Tuesday plus the others that ran for office on the more conservative side. It took courage. In this day, one not only risks social rejection but may actually be putting the lives of themselves and their family at risk. I am glad .I was a child during a time when America was a proud nation. The only bad thing was segregation. That was an anathema. Funny thing is though so many of those Black children raised us very poor families grew up to be very successful in their lives. There were two parent homes, church on .Sunday, kid taking care of younger siblings and parents demanding that there children study so that they could have the opportunities the parents did not have. Most of the Black people I know are appalled at being called victims, as if they did not have abilities and brains. I gather that almost Lt. Gov. Sears is a hoot. I’d love to meet her. The military can be a great way to get a start. Too bad we will lose so many of them because of the Vax. Now GOP, don’t blow it!

    Governor, when next you see Mr. Trump, please tell him to zip up the mean stuff and just talk about the facts and how the economy works. If he could just cool the ego a trifle. Don’t want him to really change, but he could tone it down. It’s also time to stop the election fraud stuff. Not to the point of not making improvements , but it is what it is and sometimes acceptance is a good choice. I must prove
    I’ve been vaxxed to board a plan, travel to another country, in some places dine but it’s bad to have to show ID to vote. The only people who should vote by mail are nursing mothers, people with health or mobility issues, people in quarantine, deployed military, those who will be away, verified, or those who have to work during poll hours. Early voting should not take place more that one week before.
    Improperly filled out ballots should be trashed. ID should be required. There should be no picking up of ballots by others fo delivery. They go by mail. If need be postage will be delivered. If one can’t put themselves out to vote then if is a privilege denied. The local givernment must make it easy to get ID. No registration on Election Day.

  • Jo Cluck

    11/05/2021 05:03 PM

    NJ Sweeny is much akin to his ally Murphy. Love that man who shows it takes sincerity not just money to get people to vote for what is right and not what money can buy. As far as OSHA..that's been a complete bust for decades. Like the CDC, they have incompetent people making up rules that are contrary to the U. S. Constitution, but that seems to be what Communistic and Rinos are advocating!! So very pitiful it has come to this. Pray daily that God will destroy this kind of thinking before it destroys the USA. Pray NJ gets it right and prayers for a new and wiser Arkansas Governor!! God bless Sarah.

  • Thomas Saneford

    11/05/2021 04:41 PM

    Hey Gov., Finally an indictment by Durham, not to get the cart before the horse, still no prosecution or conviction as yet. How many months, and millions of dollars have been wasted so far to get to this point? On another front, Ben Shapiro is a beast, I can always depend on you & Ben for the straight up news, no other news source will do. Thank you so very much,,,,TWS

  • Chelsea R. Martin

    11/05/2021 04:32 PM

    "Either way, it’s going to get reined in. They just have to decide whether it will happen with them or without them in office."

    Governor, this needs to get "reined in" BEFORE people lose their homes, livelihoods, jobs, businesses and rights to bodily sovereignty. Not to mention quite possibly their lives, given the economic, agricultural, and supply-chain carnage that this lunacy would unleash. This is not an issue that can wait until 2022 or 2024. This needs to be addressed immediately. It has ceased to be a issue about "pro-or-anti vaccine." It has ceased to be even tangentially about "Covid 19." This has become an issue over whether the Government has the right to via "emergency deceleration" take ownership of our bodies. "For our own good" of course.

    I think I speak for a good many people when I say to His Royal Highness, Dear Leader Joseph Biden: our patience is wearing thin.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    11/05/2021 03:51 PM

    Lots of good news on all the lies we were told about Trump and America. We knew but thankful for evidence and all over the news

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/05/2021 03:42 PM

    Thank you. It’s gonna take more than one Election Day to fix this mess….VOTE!

  • Jerry Korba

    11/05/2021 03:28 PM

    I can watch Biden and his story telling for about 33 seconds before I have to turn away. This a master of deceit and corruption; Build back better what the hell does that mean this imbecile wound not know the difference between a 3 axel dump truck filled class 5 product and a class action suit. Build back better? this imbecile could not put a two piece Lego set together. How well did biden build back better in the withdrawal of Americans from Afgan. Hell No Did biden build a wall on the Southern border he stopped the building he has no idea how to build PEOPLE! this biden did not build the energy sector he stopped it he can not build anything when you hear this imbecile say build back better just say Lets Go Brandon, biden is a product of a cesspool keep the cover on he stinks.

  • Michael Ungerman

    11/05/2021 03:01 PM

    Received today by direct email from James O'Keefe, of Project Veritas following the raid on his apartment by the FBI under subpoena by the District Attorney of the Southern District of NY:
    I awoke to the news that apartments and homes of Project Veritas journalists, or former journalists, had been raided by FBI agents. It appears the Southern District of New York now has journalists in their sights for the supposed “crime” of doing their jobs lawfully and honestly. Or at least, this journalist.

    I had to think long and hard before making this statement. It’s a decision that only I can make. They don’t want me to defend myself and immediately tried to silence me. That’s why the cover letter for the Grand Jury Subpoena we received contains this language:

    "The Government hereby requests that you voluntarily refrain from disclosing the existence of the subpoena to any third party. While you are under no obligation to comply with our request, we are requesting you not to make any disclosure in order to preserve the confidentiality of the investigation and because disclosure of the existence of this investigation might interfere with and impede the investigation."

    But while the Department of Justice requested us to not disclose the existence of the subpoena, something very unusual happened. Within an hour of one of our reporters’ homes being secretly raided by the FBI, The New York Times, who we are currently suing for defamation, contacted the Project Veritas reporter for comment. We do not know how The New York Times was aware of the execution of a search warrant at our reporter’s home, or the subject matter of the search warrant, as a Grand Jury investigation is secret.

    The FBI took materials of current, and former, Veritas journalists despite the fact that our legal team previously contacted the Department of Justice and voluntarily conveyed unassailable facts that demonstrate Project Veritas’ lack of involvement in criminal activity and/or criminal intent. Like any reporter, we regularly deal with the receipt of source information and take steps to verify its authenticity, legality, and newsworthiness. Our efforts were the stuff of responsible, ethical, journalism and we are in no doubt that Project Veritas acted properly at each and every step.

    However, it appears journalism itself may now be on trial.

    Late last year, we were approached by tipsters claiming they had a copy of Ashley Biden’s diary. We had never met or heard of the tipsters. The tipsters indicated that the diary had been abandoned in a room in which Ms. Biden stayed at the time, and in which the tipsters stayed in temporarily after Ms. Biden departed the room. The tipsters indicated that the diary included explosive allegations against then-candidate, Joe Biden. The tipsters indicated that they were negotiating with a different media outlet for the payment of monies for the diary. The tipsters were represented by attorneys who handled the negotiations with Project Veritas.

    We investigated the claims provided to us, as journalists do. We took steps to corroborate the authenticity of the diary. At the end of the day, we made the ethical decision that because, in part, we could not determine if the diary was real, if the diary in fact belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we could not publish the diary and any part thereof. We attempted to return the diary to an attorney representing Ms. Biden, but that attorney refused to authenticate it. Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement to ensure it could be returned to its rightful owner. We never published it.

    Now, Ms. Biden’s Father’s Department of Justice, specifically the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, appears to be investigating the situation, claiming the diary was stolen. We don’t know if it was, but it begs the question: in what world is the alleged theft of a diary investigated by the President’s FBI and his Department of Justice? A diary! This federal investigation smacks of politics. Project Veritas never threatened or engaged in any illegal conduct.

    Should the Southern District of New York try to take away our First Amendment rights to uncover and publish newsworthy stories without government intimidation, be assured, Project Veritas will not back down.

    Nothing stops at Project Veritas.

    Let me be clear. Our mission is to serve the public’s right to know by illuminating, revealing and exposing information others wish to hide for the wrong reasons. To quote Lord Acton, we believe everything kept secret degenerates. We don’t mislead or conceal. We investigate facts and potential newsworthy information. Sometimes, as was the case here, after we investigate, we decide to not publish a news story. Project Veritas will run from nothing, and we will hide from nothing. We exist for the very purpose of discovering and revealing the truth, in hope to make the world a more transparent place.

    Now, this is not the first time we have been attacked and it will not be the last. We know why. We’ve investigated powerful people, and, in many ways, we are the tip of the spear, but we never break the law. Our rule is to act as if there are 12 jurors on our shoulders all the time. The truth will vindicate us.

    When the FBI and the Southern District of New York seize reporter’s notebooks, it is not just an attack on Project Veritas. It is an attack on every American and our sacred right to free speech and a free press. The First Amendment is first for a reason: it guarantees all the other rights that follow, because it’s about accountability. Without accountability, freedom itself is an illusion.

    So, the great question is: Is this an indicator in the direction that America is going?

    We’ve gone far beyond the point of partisan politics in this country. They ask us to focus on our divisions. They don’t ask us to focus on the things which unite us. What unites us is so much more powerful than what divides us.

    The First Amendment doesn’t just matter to people on one side. It matters to people on all sides.

    That is why I’m calling on all Americans, and especially all journalists, to stand with us for the right to free speech, the free press, and to send a message that the politics of fear will not prevail in the United States of America.

    In Veritas,

    James O'Keefe

  • Jim Lane

    11/05/2021 03:01 PM

    Anybody placing bets on how long it will be before Danchenko and/or Dolan have an "unfortunate, *lethal* accident", no doubt before they can testify against Hillary?