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August 5, 2022
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

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UPDATE on Jeff Zink's bizarre story

Yesterday, we told you what Arizona congressional candidate Jeff Zink says happened after his son Ryan was arrested on charges stemming from January 6 (which he says his son couldn't possibly have done). He alleges that in the months since, while his son awaits trial, he's received several strange phone calls telling him that if he dropped out of the congressional race, the charges against his son would also be dropped.

The phone didn't light up or ring, he says, but the voice would just begin talking. He had his phone examined but says no data for those calls can be found. We wondered if this was even possible and said we'd check it out.

The story we've heard from an IT professional is that this could have happened as Zink described, leaving no evidence of the calls. That's not proof that it did, of course, but it is reason enough to take the allegations seriously.


THE smoking gun tying Joe Biden to Hunter's corrupt deal

As scheduled, FBI Director Christopher Wray was grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Since Republicans actually did get to ask questions this time around (unlike with the sham J6 committee), he knew to anticipate how he would dodge the ones about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Wray is really good at this. Of course, in this case, it wasn’t hard; all he had to do was say the mantra: “I can’t comment on any ongoing investigation.” Lather, rinse, repeat.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn: “Do you agree that the Hunter Biden laptop was not Russia disinformation?”

Wray: “I can’t comment on that.”

Blackburn: “Okay, and you possess the laptop, right?”

Wray: “Uh...again, I can’t discuss that, in an ongoing investigation.”

He wouldn't answer anything about FBI agents Brian Auten and Tim Thibault deep-sixing the laptop, either, even though we know they did. He was able to add a different excuse: “ongoing personnel matters.”

FOX News’ Jesse Watters aired a great segment Thursday about the evasive responses from Wray. Why even bother to have him come in, unless your goal is simply to show the stunning lack of disclosure, let alone accountability, from our intel bureaucracy. If that was the objective, they succeeded.

Jesse spoke with Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley about the FBI’s history of looking into people we still remember as household names, such as Muhammad Ali, John Lennon, Hugh Hefner, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, George Steinbrenner, and many more --- even Helen Keller.

(Yes, Helen Keller. Curious?)

“Every single time,” Hawley said of Wray, “it’s to come up and say, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, I can’t answer any of these questions, I’m not sure --- I’ll have to get back to you, Senator,” Hawley said. “...This is just an avoidance of accountability. The truth is, these whistleblowers have now said over and over that the FBI colluded with the Big Tech companies, by the way, to try and bury the Hunter Biden story, to try to protect Joe Biden, to try to interfere, frankly, in the reporting about the 2020 election. And it looks like they got by with it, and it looks like nobody’s been disciplined and nothing’s been done about it.”

Hawley reminded us that during the election season of 2016, the conduct of the FBI in “Crossfire Hurricane” was so egregious that the FISA court has since said it had no confidence in what the DOJ and the FBI were telling it in other cases.

So, how to change the culture at the FBI? “You’ve got to start firing people,” Hawley said. I would add, however, that the Democrats put some chess pieces on the board so that Trump wasn’t able to fire anyone in the ‘Justice’ Department without being accused of obstruction of justice. At the same time, someone who actually did obstruct justice by destroying thousands of subpoenaed documents was never prosecuted. I speak of Hillary Clinton.

So who recommended Wray for that job in the first place? It had to be someone who wanted to maintain the status quo --- and did.

“These multiple whistleblowers,” Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity Thursday night, “have come forward with compelling, incredible evidence that there was a scheme among senior FBI officials to bury and hide incriminating evidence of Hunter Biden’s influence peddling, while at the same time, deliberately and falsely portraying his laptop and its damning contents...as Russian disinformation, knowing full well that it wasn’t.” Then, they sealed the case in a file that “no one could see but themselves.”

“That is the definition of corruption,” Jarrett said. “It’s also obstruction of justice. But don’t expect Christopher Wray to clean up the cesspool in the senior management at the FBI. Nor can you expect the attorney general, Merrick Garland, to do the same.” He’s shown by his failure to appoint a special counsel that he’s “political toady running a protection racket for the Bidens.”

Jason Chaffetz wondered why the Treasury Department hasn’t been forthcoming about the 150 suspicious overseas financial transactions involving Hunter Biden and Jim Biden, Joe's brother. He couldn’t believe that with all the evidence there is, the FBI is just sitting there, doing “absolutely nothing.”

This latest condemnation of the FBI comes just as the real smoking gun emerges in the Hunter Biden scandal, the one that absolutely ties the President of the United States to the influence peddling done by his son and brother. In a MUST-READ article, James D. Agresti at JUST FACTS has the goods; namely, that “newly discovered emails prove beyond all doubt that the ‘true purpose’ of Hunter Biden’s lucrative deal with a Ukrainian energy company was for Hunter to get ‘high-ranking US officials’ [guess who?] to visit Ukraine and persuade the nation’s leaders to ‘close down’ all criminal ‘cases/pursuits against’ the firm’s primary owner, a notoriously corrupt oligarch with ties to Russia.”

https://www.justfactsdaily.com/smoking-gun-newly-discovered-emails-confirm-joe-biden-obstructed-justice-for-his-sons-foreign-business-deal

There is simply no question at this point. Agresti writes of one particular email from November of 2015 that has been “widely overlooked,” from top Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi, who spells out the whole plan for having Hunter on board. It’s dated just one month before then-Vice President Biden went to Ukraine and got Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who had been investigating Burisma, unceremoniously canned. All, apparently, as arranged. Six months after the new Biden-approved prosecutor was appointed, he dropped all criminal charges against Burisma. Two weeks after that, on November 16, 2016, the last documented payment from Burisma to Hunter was paid. Donald Trump had just been elected President.

Agresti’s piece provides a lot of background that readers of this newsletter will find familiar; in fact, it covers much of what John Solomon has been reporting all along. But he lays the story out in a clear timeline and includes the substance of the newly-discovered emails passed among Burisma executives and Hunter’s team that prove without doubt how the Bidens were “earning” the money Hunter was paid.

There is simply no doubt now about why Hunter was paid to be on the Burisma board and what his father did to make it worth their while.

So, now that this story of corruption directly involving the current President can’t be swept under the rug any longer, what to do? Jonathan Turley, in another must-read piece, writes about the Democrats’ need for a “controlled demolition,” a plan to take down Hunter with as little damage to surrounding property as possible. “Scandal implosion is as much an art as it is a science,” he writes, cynically adding that it “could be the most brilliant achievement in this ongoing scandal.”

Turley says this will require “the perfect timing of the media, Democratic politicians, and most importantly, the Justice Department.”

Which brings us full circle, back to Wray and Garland and everyone else who has an interest in making this scandal go away. This is why Garland avoids appointing a special counsel. He’ll ignore the “smoking gun” and likely offer Hunter a plea deal on narrow charges to close the case --- now, before the GOP can take back Congress and open their own investigation. America, wake up and smell the DOJ.

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RELATED READING:  Margot Cleveland has some ideas for cleaning up the FBI, specifically involving more whistleblowers.  Will they finally come forward, or remain complicit?

This is cute

A USA Today editorial writer thinks the Democrats should “hang their heads in shame” for spending a lot of money to promote MAGA Republicans over moderate Republicans in the belief that they’ll be easier to beat in November. She calls it a dangerous and “risky gamble that doesn't support their purported defense of democracy, which they’ve broadcast loudly during weeks of televised congressional hearings…”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/democrats-should-hang-their-heads-in-shame-for-helping-oust-principled-republican/ar-AA10gBT5?cvid=d17c2c333f3e4e9094335e09ca7d487d

I think it’s adorable that she actually thinks the Democrats believe any of the banana oil they’re spouting in those Star Chamber hearings, or that they care a whit about “democracy” if it stands in the way of them increasing their power. And don’t even get me started on the wacky idea that they have a sense of shame!   

 


Sane Judge knocks down insane San Francisco law

 As a Republican, I never thought I’d say this, but it appears that the last pockets of sanity remaining in government and protecting America may be federal judges. Like the one in San Francisco who just struck down the city’s new law allowing illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals to vote in some local elections.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/01/judge-strikes-down-san-francisco-law-allowing-illegal-aliens-vote/

The judge ruled that the state Constitution clearly requires that a voter be “a United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this state.” In a similar ruling in June, the New York Supreme Court struck down a New York City law allowing foreign nationals to vote in citywide elections.

To any leftists screaming about how unfair this is, I suggest they try entering any other nation on Earth illegally and then attempting to vote. Maybe they’ll think differently if they ever get out of jail and make it back to America.  


Paying taxes on the Mega Millions lottery

There was one winning ticket in last week’s historic $1.337 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing, sold in Des Plaines, Illinois. We may never find out who the winner was, but one thing is certain: He/she/xi will NOT be a billionaire. You see, first, the winner has to pay taxes.

https://www.breitbart.com/local/2022/08/03/winner-of-1-337-billion-mega-millions-jackpot-may-only-earn-453-million-after-tax/

Ethan Letkeman at Breitbart.com did the math. Most winners take the lump sum payment, which knocks the prize down to a still respectable $780.5 million. Then, subtract 24% federal withholding tax. That drops it to $593 million. Because of the high tax bracket, an extra 13% federal tax, or $101.4 million is deducted, leaving $491 million. But we’re not done yet. Illinois being a blue state, there’s a 4.95% state income tax. That takes a bite of $38.6 million. When all the tax is taken out, the would-be billionaire will be left with $453 million. Nothing to sneeze at, but only about a third of the promised $1.337 billion, and just 58% of the lump sum payment.

The good news: that will still leave the winner rich enough to be accused by Democrats of not paying his “fair share” of taxes.


DeSantis responds to “The View” invite

There was one winning ticket in last week’s historic $1.337 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing, sold in Des Plaines, Illinois. We may never find out who the winner was, but one thing is certain: He/she/xi will NOT be a billionaire. You see, first, the winner has to pay taxes.

https://www.breitbart.com/local/2022/08/03/winner-of-1-337-billion-mega-millions-jackpot-may-only-earn-453-million-after-tax/

Ethan Letkeman at Breitbart.com did the math. Most winners take the lump sum payment, which knocks the prize down to a still respectable $780.5 million. Then, subtract 24% federal withholding tax. That drops it to $593 million. Because of the high tax bracket, an extra 13% federal tax, or $101.4 million is deducted, leaving $491 million. But we’re not done yet. Illinois being a blue state, there’s a 4.95% state income tax. That takes a bite of $38.6 million. When all the tax is taken out, the would-be billionaire will be left with $453 million. Nothing to sneeze at, but only about a third of the promised $1.337 billion, and just 58% of the lump sum payment.

The good news: that will still leave the winner rich enough to be accused by Democrats of not paying his “fair share” of taxes.


Insane story

Some stories these days are just so insane, and involve such unbelievable levels of stupidity, I don’t even want to try to explain them. So I’ll just direct you to this write-up of the explosion in the trial of Alex Jones that’s now become part of the January 6th Kangaroo Kommittee investigation. All because Jones’ lawyers were so jaw-droppingly incompetent that they make Inspector Clouseau look like Sherlock Holmes.

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2022/08/03/alex-joness-lawyer-accidentally-sent-a-digital-copy-of-his-phone-to-opposing-counsel-and-the-j6-committee-wants-it-n606649

 


 

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  • stephen russell

    08/06/2022 11:11 AM

    China cut off communications with US
    Very Glad since Everything WENT thier way day 1

  • Steve O'Connor

    08/06/2022 06:46 AM

    I think folks will get much more from daily Bible verses if the message is easily understood. No matter what I will continue to follow your articles.

    Romans 12:2 (NLT2)
    2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

  • kewn moore

    08/05/2022 08:29 PM

    abbot is doing what i suggested 1 1/2 years ago slow starting but moving in the right direction
    perhaps abbot should use a train to move illegals bus bur any movement from southern border to dc or delaware is so veery appreciated

  • Christine Pfeiffer

    08/05/2022 07:28 PM

    Don't know if you realize but the DeSantis story has the same text as the lottery story.

  • Carol Hopper

    08/05/2022 04:52 PM

    Just to key you know this news letter had a glitch.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/05/2022 03:37 PM

    Mike
    Just a question :
    Why is it when an animal kills her young we say she is sick -- if a human does it we say she is exercising freedom?

  • Larry Rippere

    08/05/2022 03:18 PM

    So now, about DeSantis and his "View" invitation...???

  • A. D. Lynch

    08/05/2022 02:36 PM

    I guess you are spending so much time doing commercials on GRIT, you don't have any time left to clean up the clutter and mislabeled articles (Today, in particular). But that's all right, I understand your need for more money.

    But I wish you would delete the photos of the most evil and perverted people, they are very offensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the conservative and right leaning articles!!

  • Paul Kern

    08/05/2022 01:39 PM

    Living in Vancouver Washington I can say the west coast no longer a functioning part of the Union. The The self proclaimed rulers in league with the CCP, cartels and other truth deniers. It will be a challenge if the left convinced true conservatives and believers that the right is heartless

  • Sandra Lankford

    08/05/2022 01:11 PM

    I wonder how long it is going to take you and the rest of the country to admit that the Biden crime family is LED by Joe. He made all the "Big Guy" decisions, and his drug addicted son and loyal brother followed his orders, did all his bidding and covered for him as a "front". Wake up America!!