Thoughts at the start of "Hurricane" season

May 29, 2018

The official start of Hurricane Season seems like an appropriate time to take a hard look at “Crossfire Hurricane” –- the FBI’s investigation into alleged “collusion” with Russia that led to the unchecked travesty that is the Mueller probe –- and to just come out and call it what it is.

That's even if we have to put a few quarters in the swear jar. This may be one of those times when it’s impossible to avoid using a few bad words to describe a very bad thing. God forgives.

For it’s now perfectly clear, even before we see that long-awaited IG report, that “Crossfire Hurricane” was the weaponization of the intelligence community to ensure the expected victory of the presidential candidate who’d been anointed as the successor to the outgoing President. The FBI did this by sabotaging the campaign of her challenger, with input from the head of the CIA. They used unverified garbage from a British ex-spy that was paid for by his opponent, hid that fact from the FISA judges who approved their applications for warrants to surveil associates of his campaign, and used at least one SPY (yes, that is the word) to pick around the edges of the campaign and get the “Russia” investigation off the ground even before they’d opened an official counterintelligence case.

They chose not to inform the candidate of their so-called concerns. They also chose not to similarly infiltrate the candidacy of the Anointed One, even though she and her husband had received a great deal of money from Russians and appeared to have been running a pay-for-play scheme at the State Department (hard to prove, though, because of all the evidence she’s destroyed).

When her opponent won anyway, the FBI investigation into his campaign became an all-powerful special counsel probe, designed to “persist” until some evidence of a crime –- any crime –- could be found. The new President’s associates were indicted on years-old allegations that had nothing at all to do with Russian collusion, in the hope, as one presiding judge pointed out, that one of them might “sing,” or even “compose” to get a deal. Complicating all this is that the attorney general is mysteriously missing in action and his deputy has too many conflicts of interest to be overseeing it.



The plan also included strategic leaking to friends in the media (some of the leakers are now working as contributors for those very news outlets) while stonewalling the Senators and members of Congress whom the Constitution directs to oversee their actions. They denied the committees’ requests for interviews. They ignored subpoenas for key documents. They redacted mightily, to hide their own actions. They threatened the President with charges of obstruction of justice if he ordered them to comply or moved to declassify documents they were hiding.

And this is where we are now, with an investigation that no one can stop and threats of impeachment when there has been no crime.

To make a point, I’ve deliberately described what “Crossfire Hurricane” was –- and what it became –- without including people’s names, particularly the name of the target of all this: President Donald J. Trump. That’s because for many people, something about the name “Trump” excuses anything directed at him, no matter how dishonest, unconstitutional or downright crazy. It excuses fake “dossiers,” fraudulent FISA applications, criminal leaks of classified material, “confidential informants” (spies), and even bloody severed heads. If I were to describe all of the above as happening to TRUMP, “anti-Trumpers” would just read along, nod their heads and say, “Yeah, get him!” Take Trump’s name out of this scenario, though, and anyone, even the most rabid anti-Trumper, should be able to see just how horrific and obviously dangerous to America it is.

As Kim Strassel points out in her most recent column in the Wall Street Journal, the actions of the Justice Department are the real constitutional crisis here, not those of Trump in ordering the Justice Department to do what it’s supposed to do; namely, comply with investigative committees and pony up the documents in question. Also, the President should use his authority to declassify everything to the fullest extent possible. That move would not be taken to undermine the investigation but to get to the truth, which is what an investigation is supposed to reveal.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-constitutional-crisis-1527201552

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  • Julia Ketchum

    06/02/2018 04:55 PM

    You should take a look at this individuals' work in tying various people involved in this "spygate" fiasco together. It is just one big interesting merry-go-round.

    https://twitter.com/The_War_Economy/status/1002981958509584385

  • Loretta Young

    05/31/2018 10:55 AM

    Thank you for describing the DOJ mess. It is easy to read and easy to understand. I have been following the anti Trump battle from the beginning, but was getting lost in who did what to whom at what time. You cleaned up the details. Now if the good guys can just get the bad guys out, government can go back to the people. I appreciate you!

  • Carolyn belle

    05/30/2018 08:47 PM

    I would like to know what is Jeff sessions job what is his role that he is supposed to be doing and what is he doing he excused himself from the investigation that he should be included in doing I have not heard any news at all and why he's involved in. I love the way you explain things that I can understand please keep it up I read every one of them

  • Edward ennedy

    05/30/2018 01:34 PM

    How about all of the O'B's cohorts that are still in key places in the Government because congress "WILL Not CONFIRM" Trump people?

  • Shirley Schrier

    05/30/2018 12:47 PM

    I read your comments and watch your show. Thank you for taking your time to do this. I really enjoy them.
    I have a request to make of you. Nothing has been said about Melina nor has she been seen for a few weeks. I pray for you, her and our President every day. I have a very long prayer list. Can you let us know how she is or do you know someone who can let her supporters know. I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering and praying for her. She is a very special lady. Thank you.

  • Tommie hull

    05/30/2018 09:55 AM

    Go, Mike! Sorry to miss you in Branson as we are going before 12th.

  • Tamy Burns

    05/30/2018 08:43 AM

    Thank you for shining a bright light into the deep pit of darkness that has so deeply entrenched itself in America. The destruction is massive and so many are deceived. My prayers are with you and our president. I pray president Trump will take a firm stand and use everything within his power to expose as much of the muck as possible. I also pray that the Lord will open the eyes of all Americans who have been deceived by the Obama regime. Again, thank you for your hard work.

  • Anita McCurdy

    05/30/2018 05:33 AM

    THANK YOU, Gov Huckabee! You've nailed it. What a mess we are in. Sessions is a phantom AG, and this Mueller investigation is fraudulent. What the average citizen, as myself, have witnessed these past 2 years! We now SEE the full color spectrum of the "Obama-Clinton-machine & their "puppets" on full throttle. They have bad blood. Period.
    It is our prayer that our faithful & just Lord would expose ALL the criminal darkness for what this truly is. And we also pray that abundant blessing will flow for President Trump and his Administration and that the upcoming Mid-terms will be exciting for the Republicans. We've had enough of this entire charade. Enough is enough!!
    Thank you for your excellent newsletters! We think you are just wonderful! God is using you and Sarah for His purposes!
    Blessings!
    Anita & Mike M.

  • gerald sievers

    05/30/2018 04:42 AM

    Mr Huckabee, It is extremely clear, beginning with the blatant Obama attack on the Tea Party that B Hussein was corrupt, and that terrifying nihilism has spread throughout our government! The IRS attack was not punished and as with any thugs that don't face consequences they repeat their criminal acts! B Hussein's comment "not a smidgen" was the biggest of "BIG Lies" I have ever heard! I will never stop being angry about such an arrogant creep thinking any rational person could believe his boiled crap! For us to have an honest trustworthy future government that must be his legacy!!! That is the only way to set an example for all to see, and thus drain the sewer pond! You have an extremely talented and patriotic daughter!

  • marvin w kruger

    05/30/2018 04:02 AM

    Keep up the good work and God bless you Gov.

  • Geoffrey Max Mordecai Spiro

    05/30/2018 03:19 AM

    I really like it Mike!

    President Trump, who I absolutely love, should assign you to be his special counsel to save the office of the President from malign attacks from what seems to be termed the "deep state". Another title would be "best friend of the President and Vice President" I think Americans would understand that term and respect it. President Donald Trump is extremely bright, Vice President Pence is just a great man and a religious one (you know his prayers reach their targets), but neither men come across as academics, you can fill that role superbly. The source (but only the source) of real power has always been and will always be ideas, without which neither prayer nor action can succeed. The power of a trio according to scriptures is decisive.

    Blessings from the heart of Jerusalem!!!

  • rodney burke

    05/30/2018 12:05 AM

    Mike can you get all those non word symbols out of your text. They are very distracting and unnecessary. It would make some of yuor mails much easier to read. Thanks

  • Nancy Clark

    05/29/2018 11:44 PM

    I am so discusted with this whole situation, that I was gritting my teeth just reading your review of this whole attempt at reducing our constitution to rubble, ignoring the law at every turn. My friends and I have been praying that GOD would do a Hayman and turn all this corruption on itself and they would be hung with their own ropes. GOD is the only way out of this mess and Christians better be on their knees.

  • Bob Miller

    05/29/2018 11:02 PM

    Hi Mike, I always value your insights ... with all the email that I receive, I am tending to read those emails that are more concise. Maybe a choice of a short version and a more thorough version. I hope you don't take offense, but I thought you would appreciate this feedback. Keep up the great work Mike!
    Bob

  • Robert Burton

    05/29/2018 09:09 PM

    Regarding Jeff Sessions and the "Yes or No" poll over ousting a traitor. You left out hanging. If it was good enough for Nathan Hale it is good enough for Jeff Sessions. Worse than John McCain because sessions is "sneakier" and even more of a weasel.

  • Elaine Liming

    05/29/2018 08:06 PM

    Once again you have given us a summary that makes sense. I think it is time for the President to use the authority he has to stop all this nonsense. If this was put on the 2018 ballot, I am sure the American people would vote to have their President ( duly elected ) to exercise this authority. We need to see what their hiding in those documents so that justice can finally be accomplished and those who have violated the public's trust prosecuted in a court of law.

    Thanks for the information and for the humor. I shared this with a friend who draws cartoons and he thinking of one he can draw to fit this topic. I hope he does because laughing is good for the soul.

  • Patsy Baker

    05/29/2018 07:51 PM

    What an extremely well-written documentary and explained in such simple English, that everyone should be able to understand exactly what has happened. Unfortunately, those on the left really don't want this kind of explanation, they would rather lollygag around their made-up lies which seems to make them all happy. I really appreciate you r honesty and your funny delivery. Now, we are ready for the indictments. Anytime, we're waiting.

  • steven h carpenter

    05/29/2018 07:31 PM

    totally agree mr Huckabee but what can we do to force a change in how things are going?? I believe The Donald did not reazile how deep the swamp was when making the statement "Drain the Swamp"

  • Susan Sarsfield

    05/29/2018 06:40 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I was laughing out loud while I was reading your commentary about your early years of marriage. Congratulations on your 44th wedding anniversary.
    It seems like the longer Crooked Mueller's investigation goes on, the more troublesome it becomes for President Trump. I simply can't understand why the President cannot demand every document that exists and demand that Jeff Sessions(not Atty General) comes out from under the desk. He is absolutely useless and gets away with murder just like the rest of the "gang". Do you think he is one of them?
    Thanks for keeping us informed with so much humor.
    Susan

  • Daniel P. Boshers

    05/29/2018 06:17 PM

    It's time to fire the whole bunch, including Jeff Sessions and his deputy. This has been a farce trying to fire Trump. He's a breath of fresh air considering our last President???? and his unjust position as the President of the U.S. They should be investigating Obama and Hillary. They both are above the law!!! they both should be in jail. As a retired military person with a top secret clearance, if I had done what Hillary did, I would be in Leavenworth. This country has a double standard as far as the law is concerned. Daniel Boshers, U.S.A.F retired

  • Gene

    05/29/2018 06:00 PM

    Jerusalem IS THE Capitol... King David ruled from Jerusalem 33 years. Starting 1005 BC. Unbelievers should Read this in the Bible or just Google it. (2 Sam 5:5)
    Blessings,
    Gene in Arizona

  • Larry Mortland

    05/29/2018 05:45 PM

    Please explain why President Trump has not allowed AG Sessions to "pull the trigger" on DOJ officials, I thought they worked at the pleasure of the President? Unless there is some serious behind the scenes work going on to produce an H-bomb, to be released in late Sept. time frame, and from which there will be no survivors, or time for any to recover from the blast before 2018 election, then I think a lot of voters are going to sound like Ricky Ricardo, "oh Lucy, you gotsa lotta splain,n to do."

  • Michael McGehee

    05/29/2018 05:42 PM


    Hello Mr. H. All I want to say is I hope God keeps you and yours safe when the SHTF. I believe it may be right around the corner. You and your Daughter and Family are Great Americans. We need more of your common sense in this Country and World. Tell that Daughter of yours to"Keep on Keepin On". Who knew girls could be this tough?? LOL. Thank you for everything. Mike McGehee. 480 200 2972.

  • Clara Todd

    05/29/2018 04:51 PM

    All done for political reasons; for who they want to run the country. We the people have voted for President Trump...so end this circus. It is costing us too much of our money. Thank God, for President Trump who doesn't give up. I have noticed that when Congress closes one door, President Trump opens another to get things done the right way. Thank you President Trump; I like your style.

  • Michael Covey

    05/29/2018 04:47 PM

    By the time this swamp gets drained, we need to see those involved in this unconstitutional attempted Coup, prosecuted! From Clinton to Flapper to the Fake Media.

  • Raymond Henschen

    05/29/2018 04:42 PM

    Why haven’t the lied to FISA judges screamed bloody murder after all this has become public knowledge?

  • Melinda McElroy

    05/29/2018 04:26 PM

    How do we get rid of our useless MIA Jeff Sessions? He needs to be replaced about a year ago. He looked like a good choice at the outset but has proven to be such a dud. Help! We need a change NOW! MAGA

  • Daniel Taylor

    05/29/2018 04:20 PM

    Very well said article about the asinine, criminal conduct directed toward President Trump. The swamp is so incredibly corrupted that it seems no future conservative will ever be elected to the Presidency. Alas, when half of this nation will vote for the most evil, self-serving, corrupt, murderous bitch in the history of United States politics, then there surely is no hope for America. Jesus will return before the Globalists destroy us and then they will receive their Just rewards- in hell.

  • Kathy L. Brewster

    05/29/2018 04:12 PM

    Yes, I agree. President Trump needs to declassify everything he can. Let's get to the bottom of this soon. Get rid of Muller and his team once and for all. We the citizens have spent enough money on this witch hunt. Let's move forward. Let Trump do his job. I'm in favor of making John McCain pay for the airline fare to get the documents in the first place and anyone else that used their position to obtain information and expended funds on this subject.

  • Larry Rock

    05/29/2018 04:07 PM

    It seems to me that the first thing to do is firer the AG and get somebody in there to do his job.

  • Carol Breeden

    05/29/2018 03:33 PM

    Sounds like the last days, doesn't it? Where everything is upside down, fruit basket upset, calling good evil and evil good.

  • Mackie Braden

    05/29/2018 03:29 PM

    This is the most agreigeous presidential scandal, far greater then Watergate. But there are even larger, ie, Benghazi. Uranium 1, fast and furious, arming ISIS, and more that are yet unexposed. Fortunately, Trump was able to overcome this with our help. I believe that many of us sensed that America was at the edge of a precipath and this man’s election was critical. It appears that there is a collective conscious.
    My final thought is that I want Obama’s presidency declared invalid, his legacy and rights removed, including secret service.
    Thank you for your consistency.

  • Debbie Moskal

    05/29/2018 03:16 PM

    Just a quick thank you for choosing one of my favorite verses for today! Also, thanks for continuing to stay on top of the issues others want to sweep under the carpet. Love your newsletter & your tv show!

  • Mackie Braden

    05/29/2018 03:08 PM

    Afterthought: if there’s any impeachment it will of Hussein Obama, not Trump.

  • Steve Watkins

    05/29/2018 02:53 PM

    Fake News Media hype can cause hysteria and unwanted stress, maybe even a heart attack. Alberto, should not have been a named storm. They are reserved for Hurricanes. They already use them for Tropical storms which is also incorrect. "subtropical" is now a made up name that will be used over and over. Its just plain wrong

  • Sharyn Conn

    05/29/2018 02:46 PM

    Yes bye bye Jeff Sessions, Ryan and McConnell. I voted too. Why don't we receive results of voting we do?

  • Stephen Osterday

    05/29/2018 02:37 PM

    Mike, you are so right on the money. It is sickening to see America being trashed this way. Apparently we've had communists in the government for so long now that they just could not stand for that to be exposed. I'm really wondering why the overseers can't get a warrant for the info they seek and send the US Marshals in? They would against you or I. Basically they are stalling for enough time that the Statute of Limitations kicks in and they can destroy *all* the evidence. It really makes me mad! (cleaned that up for you) :-)

  • Gary L Koch

    05/29/2018 02:22 PM

    My understanding is the Russians were assisting the campaign of Donald Trump in an effort to beat Hillarity (anything but). Why aren't the Australians and the English agent being investigated for collusion with Hillary's campaign, if one could call it that. Most of what I heard from the Democrats was how big a crowd Bernie drew and how big the win was for Hillary. Now I am of simple mind, but If I were a Russian and wanted to help a candidate, I would have helped Hillary, one who could be manipulated with just a little cash for the 'Clinton foundation'. Would have made their job so much easier. The Pres just hasn't played their little game. Haven't heard a lot about Putin's latest, whatever he has done, Thank you.

  • William Hansbraugh

    05/29/2018 02:16 PM

    All too often, the best ( and obvious) advice is not heeded. Our great country needs this fiasco to stop so the government can function as it was designed. Please continue to be one of the last voices of reason.

  • william b. sanders

    05/29/2018 02:09 PM

    Hope the statutes of limitation do not expire before criminals are indited. Could someone wake Sessions up?

  • Janet Stone

    05/29/2018 02:09 PM

    I keep reading about all these crimes committed by all the alphabet organizations (FBI, CIA, etc.), But no one is prosecuted for anything. Why? This is very frustrating and extremely frightening. This country is turning into a third world banana republic. It's certainly not the country I grew up in.

  • Dee Marland

    05/29/2018 01:33 PM

    All of the ACTIONS taken by the government employees in this witch hunt defy any fair and reasonable credibility. But the deep state seems to be so wide and solidly entrenched that not enough good people have the will and power to get rid of them! Keep showing us the way to defeat this evil!

  • hank sims

    05/29/2018 01:12 PM

    When will we ever implement the FairTax and eliminate the IRS and the multi-trillion dollar annual cost of implementing the Income Tax?

  • Paul E Dulin

    05/29/2018 12:57 PM

    I totally agree with you analysis and the stated truth. I appreciate everything you do.

  • Steve Watkins

    05/29/2018 12:57 PM

    I just want to say that I am very disappointed at where Obama has taken this country. I am an American patriot who loves my country and my flag. I support my president 100%, and I am proud to call him my president. I like a lot of other Americans, are tired of the disrespect for the office of the president. I believe that our laws should be enforced and that our constitution should be honored to the fullest. I want to believe that a lot of this stuff going on today, is because of a lack of education, the younger generation not knowing what it took to secure our freedom. I also know the satan is alive and well in the world today. With this being said, prayer is the only thing that will turn the tide in this world. Thank you for what you do, and for being a man with integrity.

  • Gene Blazer

    05/29/2018 12:51 PM

    Governor, thank you for the quick and dirty rundown on Crossfire Hurricane! I am very troubled and feel completely helpless! What can we as regular citizens do? I am in Alabama and am very disappointed in Sessions. The right thing for him to do would be to resign!

  • BEN LILLY

    05/29/2018 12:45 PM

    Mike,

    Thank you so much for your daily comments, but especially on the one today regarding the “Crossfire Hurricane” project. This is an excellent explanation, without using President Trump‘s name, to explain what is blatantly going on today in our nation and world of politics. This is a perfect analysis which I will send to one of my good friends and Sunday School class member who is a self-described “progressive moderate Republican” and, of course, a Kasich Ohioan and a somewhat “never Trumper”. Hopefully it will give him and others a better analysis of our real world political situation of today.

    God bless,

    Ben
    One of your supporters for the POTUS

  • Susan Seaman

    05/29/2018 12:43 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This column was soo helpful. I have been trying to follow this whole mess since the start but found it very confusing. I would get lost in all the names and give up trying to keep it straight. The way you described it today was terrific and very clear. You know, there are just too many names for most of us to keep straight, I would bet. How very sad-----and scary for our country.

  • Thomas R Beckwith

    05/29/2018 12:38 PM

    Right on Pastor Mike ! ! ! For years, I have been calling out the weaponization of multiple departments of the executive branch of the U.S. government as they have sent out their attack dogs against U.S. citizens. First the Depts. of HHS, Labor, Treasury,and Justice attacked pro-life citizens with abortion drugs. Then there was an all-out attack by the same cast of characters on pro-marriage butchers and bakers and candlestick makers. They went after the "True the Vote" Texas lady and her company with their ATF, IRS, OSHA banners flying and guns a blazing. Add in the axis allies in the media, the courts, and the universities, and those against us are great, but He that is in us is infinitely greater than he that is in the world. We must stand firm ! ! !

  • Dolores McBride

    05/29/2018 12:09 PM

    These deep-state government employees and the press are about as unAmerican as you can get. They don’t seem to care at all about truth or justice, just about getting their agenda in place, which is the destruction of everything we love about America and which our Founding Father’s left us as a heritage....namely Govt by the People, for the People and of the People!