January 9, 2020

Nancy Pelosi is feeling the pressure right now. Even a growing number of Democrats are calling for her to be done with it and send the Impeachment Articles to the Senate at long last. Truly, the impatience with her is something being felt on both sides of the aisle, albeit for different reasons.

Recall that I posted an open letter to Madam Speaker not long ago, and many thousands of you added your names. Now, there’s a slew of stories and even a website called   

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik had a lively discussion about the move to light a fire under Pelosi's stylish pumps.

"I just hope to find a woman that’ll hold me as tight as Nancy Pelosi’s holdin’ onto those impeachment articles,” Rep. Gaetz said. We all wish him well in that endeavor.

He also dropped what I would consider a blockbuster: news that representatives –- especially the 31 who are in districts won by Donald Trump –- were told if they didn’t vote for impeachment, they wouldn’t receive party funding. As Gaetz put it, Pelosi “actually used political money as a weapon to threaten a lot of these folks to vote for impeachment.”

"They were told if they did not vote for impeachment, they could not expect funding from the DCCC in their races,” Gaetz revealed. “This wasn’t a sincere effort to abide by the rule of law. It was a political hit job by Democrats because they have no substantive argument against the Trump presidency.”

"...Pelosi has been exposed and the impeachment dam is breaking,” said Stefanik. “We need to continue to keep the pressure up because she has no authority over the Senate, so it was absolutely audacious and outrageous that she has been willing to withhold this, after urging the American people and Democrats forcing them to take this vote on an arbitrary schedule.

"The real reason why I think she’s holding back," Stefanik said, "is she does not want to expose the coordination that we know happened between Adam Schiff and the whistleblower.”  I think that with this comment, Stefanik nailed it.  The curtain is going to be pulled back, big-time.  Can't wait.

Jordan pointed out that Pelosi didn’t imagine when she started down the impeachment road that absolutely no Republicans would join her and that one Democrat would vote against impeachment, another would vote “present” and still another would vote “no” and then switch parties.

In a Wednesday interview with Laura Ingraham, California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy reminded viewers that Nancy Pelosi, being from San Francisco, is actually Sen. Feinstein’s “hometown” member of Congress. And even Feinstein is getting impatient with Pelosi. “If we’re going to do it, she should send them over,” Feinstein reportedly said. “I don’t see what good delay does.”

Ingraham asked McCarthy what would happen if the House decided, independently, to subpoena John Bolton, in hopes of getting information from him after the fact and somehow “backfilling” the impeachment case. McCarthy stated what is now the obvious: that the House had the opportunity to subpoena any witnesses they wanted, but they seemed to think impeachment was so urgent that they went with the information they had. “They know their case is so weak,” he said, “it’s almost like she doesn’t want to send it, like she’s embarrassed [about] it.” Indeed.

Sen. Lindsay Graham has been talking about changing the rules in the Senate to allow for them to take up the impeachment without actually receiving the Articles. He’s also crafted a resolution calling on Pelosi to send the Articles to the Senate. “The refusal by the Speaker to transmit the Articles is a flagrant violation of the separation of powers,” he wrote. (Well, that’s debatable, but it sure is a flagrant violation of protocol and common sense.) He calls on Pelosi to immediately appoint impeachment managers and transmit the Articles.

If Pelosi doesn't do this, it would take a simple majority to change the Senate rules, according to Bob Barr, former Clinton impeachment manager. He told Ingraham that “the Senate can do that any time it wants to…and they can do that pretty much any time.” Still, there’s one factor he didn’t mention, though Ted Cruz has brought it up: the possibility of a filibuster, which can happen without 67 votes to end it. In effect, Cruz says, it would take 67 votes to get the Senate to move forward.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he has enough votes in the Senate to to begin the trial without calling witnesses. And though Democrats would like to see former national security adviser John Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney testify, “My Democratic friends are losing patience,” McConnell said. The implication: some of those votes he has come from the Democrat side.

Former Whitewater deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg, also speaking with Laura, had an interesting take on the rules: that the Senate rules they have don’t even cover this situation, as they are supposed to be for handling the Articles of Impeachment once they’ve been delivered. Since they haven’t been delivered, they don’t apply. There are NO rules for this situation, in which the House has voted to impeach the President but hasn’t delivered the Articles of Impeachment. “In my opinion,” he said, “what are called the ‘impeachment rules’ in the Senate don’t cover the situation we’re in. And I believe that they could establish new rules by majority vote and say, ‘Look, this is what we’re gonna do in this situation, unprecedented, and we’re gonna move forward.”

Finally, just as Rep. Stefanik was saying, we can bet both Pelosi and Adam Schiff are nervous about Republicans calling witnesses in the Senate, because they’re afraid of what might come out regarding collaboration with the so-called “whistleblower,” a.k.a. Eric Ciaramella (yep, that’s him, and he's actually just a leaker who deserves no anonymity). This goes to the very reason for the investigation of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky in the first place. Schiff won’t release a transcript of Intel Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s closed-door testimony –- it’s the only transcript he refuses to release –- but Republican members of the House Intel Committee are now looking into Atkinson’s handling of the "whistleblower" complaint. According to Devin Nunes, they sent a letter to Atkinson on September 30, which was responded to “in an inadequate way” on October 8. This week, they’re sending another letter that will give him another week to respond. “Someone is not telling the truth here,” Nunes said to Laura Ingraham, “and that’s why they don’t want this testimony out.” There’s apparently more to this story; we don’t know it yet but Nunes does.

So what can the Republican minority do without subpoena power? Nunes says they have other means: getting other people to come in and testify, for one, and also hearing from other, REAL whistleblowers and informants who WANT to come in and talk to them. As for Atkinson, “essentially you have to either believe he’s in on it, or he’s incompetent.” The committee needs to see all the documentation and the changes made to the forms, rather than just taking his word that he made mistakes.

Here are more details; this article in AMERICAN THINKER is a must-read…

House Republicans are investigating the ICIG behind the Ukraine 'whistleblower'

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  • Melinda Long

    01/10/2020 09:56 AM

    I get more and more disgusted at what these democrats are allowed to "get away with"!!

  • David Colonna

    01/10/2020 09:51 AM

    Mike I volunteer to be your Washington press person so I can get press credentials and go into all Democrats press conferences and ask the right questions, along with the common sense truth gathering questions. I would also like to speak up during the Liberals press conferences demanding the truth be told to the American people. Can you please get me press credentials?

  • Wayne Fisher

    01/09/2020 09:11 PM

    So let me get this straight Dems are told vote for impeachment or no DCCC money. Sounds like quid pro quo to me. Or maybe it is bribing members of congress for votes. If a member of congress took money to vote a certain way wouldn't that be an impeachable offense?


    01/09/2020 06:55 PM


  • Lee Bush

    01/09/2020 04:55 PM

    Pelosi threatening to withhold DNC money from candidates that don’t vote for impeachment: (1) those candidates will surely lose to Republicans (good!) (2) sounds like extortion or quid pro quo or something illegal so impeach Stupid Nancy.

  • Jerry Korba

    01/09/2020 04:17 PM

    It is amazing this country is in as good shape as it is. The People on the Left side of the isle are as hateful as any enemy this country had to endure. The Germans the Japanese the people of Vietnam had a real reason to dislike us the simple reason we were killing each other and destroying property I can not figure why the left hates most of the people here in the United States over 70 million of us, Pelosi and her mob including her media are confronting the People because our Military takes a killer a terrorist off the streets or wants to run the President out of office for making a phone call to stop Corruption and misuse of American tax dollars what am I missing here? The House of Representatives have done nothing but spend Taxpayer money on fake charges for 3 years now they want people that murder left alone Pelosi does more for Bar openings than she cares about National Security as a Senior Citizen she takes my federal tax money and this is what I am paying for. Note to the President stop taking Social Security Tax money for Federal use until you rid me of Pelosi and the people like her I have better ways of spending my money St. Judes Hospital could benefit more than wasting it on the likes of Pelosi.

  • Craig Joy

    01/09/2020 03:53 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, Sir,
    Is it at all possible to trade the anti American democratic socialist and left wing American hatter's for the good peaceful people in other countries who would love to take their place?
    Make the Obama administration pay back the money they gave Iran and use it to give them all a one way ticket out of our country.
    They aren't happy hear anyway.
    Just a thought.
    Thank you for all you do.
    Enjoy your show on TBN.

  • Luella Presley

    01/09/2020 03:35 PM

    I don’t see why this has not been thrown out for insufficient evidence of wrongdoing.
    Now with this bribery for the votes makes no sense at all!! Pelosi should be fired and all who went along with her vindettas against President.Trump!

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/09/2020 02:38 PM

    One more time we are faced with a story of contradictions in view of the fact that, originally, she wanted this impeachment by Christmas or, said another way, she wanted it "without delay" and NOW she is PROMOTING it's delay!!!!

  • Lana Elkins

    01/09/2020 02:28 PM

    Isn't telling the democrats that if they don't vote for impeachment or won't be given funds from the DNC, quid pro quo?

  • ken moore

    01/09/2020 02:14 PM

    Pelosi is obstructing congress bring her up on treason charges
    as she is trying to ruin the country via her agenda not the American people's views

  • Raymond Lee

    01/09/2020 01:55 PM

    Imprison that perjerous palooka Pelosi.

  • Philip Jones

    01/09/2020 01:47 PM

    Let's see..with holding funds unless she got something...isn't that what they acused Trump of doing?

  • Rick Bashaw

    01/09/2020 01:43 PM

    Pelosi withholding money if they don't vote her way? Doesn't that sound like Quid Pro Quo? She's using her position and power for personal and political gain!

  • John Chiero

    01/09/2020 01:38 PM

    WOW! Mike what an amazing read and information! I agree and I feel that their entire house of cards is based on illegal conspiratorial maneuvers, by Schiff, Atkinson, Cirramella and this entire charade was concocted and planned! Most amazing we now have quid pro quo again from pelosie threatening her own members of Congress that are running for reelection! This is unbelievable! They had to enter into a deeper depth of corruption since their corrupt mueller investigation gave absolutely nothing! This cannot ever be allowed within the halls of our congress and these people when proven that was a concocted conspiracy involving Schitt and his minions, need to be immediately arrested by the Sargent-at-Arms of the Congress and incarcerated! This is a continued coup attempt from day one and these traitors need to be held accountable!

  • Lucille Jarzynka

    01/09/2020 01:28 PM

    So Representatives are told, if you vote for impeachment you will receive campaign funding; if you don't vote for impeachment you will not receive campaign funding -- Is this quid pro quo, or bribery?

  • Charles Simmons

    01/09/2020 01:19 PM

    Everybody expects democrats to cheat, lie, forge documents, debase themselves, fight civilized people, and steal what belongs to others in their demonically animalistic quest for never-ending power, but clownishly they have gone too far this time.

  • rodney burke

    01/09/2020 01:17 PM

    Atkinson, is IN on it UP to his adams apple. When you look at where he was jsut 2 years ago and who he worked for, this is a criminal act. i don't know who appointed him to his present position but this man is NOT impartial. He is criminally implicated in this whole Spygate mess. There needs to be some harsh action taken Time for PC and "Mr. Nice guy" is long gone. It's time to play hardball. We have so much dem dishonesty its disgusting, and i am sure, Mike you are one who recognizes that quite well.

  • Rafael A Salaz

    01/09/2020 01:16 PM

    Nancy Pelosi and her group are trying to limit Trump in reality from defending the United States . Congress can not think for themselves on just doing their assigned work, they were put in that position to do. Trump is leading them around like a group of fools. Of course they haven't done anything else for the last three years, except waste tax payers money. All the problems with North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and others , have not been dealt with properly by the past few Presidents. They were too afraid to confront . Nancy Pelosi wants America to shrivel up at our enemies feet and to kiss them. She is full of glossy words to fit her agenda . But in reality are foolish .

  • Emma C Williams

    01/09/2020 01:15 PM

    Isn't Pelosi guilty of exactly what they investigated (I use that word lightly) President Trump for....quid pro quo? Since all Dems believe 'No one is above the law' why aren't they investigating Nasty Nan for this? What's good for the goose is good for the gander! Nasty Nan should be removed from her position as Speaker and possibly congress. If there isn't, there should be rules about using your position to make other congressmen do your bidding. I'll get off my soapbox now.

  • Amelia Little

    01/09/2020 12:58 PM

    So, let me try to understand this. shiff and friends think it is fine and dandy (it probably is covered under the new rules they just wrote) that shiff won’t release a transcript of Intel Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s closed-door testimony –- it’s the only transcript he refuses to release, but democrats are screaming and hollering that essentially every phone conversation/interaction President Trump has had, especially with any and all foreign leaders must be released to them without redaction? Really? For some reason, they want everything they want unredacted, even in the cases where it's the law to have the info redacted.

    shiff and friends wrote new rules to fit their agenda, it does seem to me that the Senate should be able to write rules pertaining to an unprecedented situation. Without input from dear nancy and friends in the House. It's none of their business, and they wouldn't have let anyone in the Senate try to talk to them about their new rules.

  • Anne Turner

    01/09/2020 12:49 PM

    I wish I had your confidence that the truth, and embarrassment to the Dems would come out but somehow they always manage to wiggle free. Look a Hilary! I am a little nervous as to what Bolton will say.

    I heard Nancy against this morning talking about war powers. I guess their answer to this is if something doesn’t work, we just need more of it. Nothing thus far has worked with Iran. Hopefully ancient Mullahs will go to Paradise sometime soon. That is really the only cure.. No, I do not mean assassinate Iran’s civilian leadership. They are old and deserving of their reward. LOL.

    The retaliation by Iran was very measured. Can’t the Dems see that. Can they not ever give any credit to POTUS. He could give his entire fortune to charity and they would find something wrong with it. As for my local lib friends, there is absolutely nothing good they would believe about Trump.
    They really do have an obsession which in normal times would be viewed as a mental illness. The funny thing is that I don’t think this viewpoint is held by middle America. Many may not like Trump but are not mentally ill about it.

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    01/09/2020 12:49 PM

    Hoping they keep the impeachment alive because it is giving Trump and other Republicans running so much fodder for their campaigns in the fall. He is raking in the donations and I just can’t wait until Trump is on stage with the Democratic nominee and he asks that nominee, “besides trying to get me out of office and spending millions of the taxpayer dollars to do so, what exactly have the Democrats accomplished for the working people in this country?” “I know what I have done for this country so tell me what your party has done while in control of the House in the last year?”

  • Mary Paice

    01/09/2020 12:44 PM


    This is about Matt Gaetz’s comment about having
    a woman hold on to him as tightly as Nancy Pelosi
    is holding on to the articles of impeachment:
    I have some Facebook book friends who would happily volunteer for the job. I’m in California and much older than him but I would like to be his friend too. Not in a relationship way but everyone needs a friend!

    Mary Paice

  • Darlene Estlow

    01/09/2020 12:39 PM

    I am so glad that God has blessed our nation and that we have President Trp as our leader. However, I think we need to be careful of pride and thinking victory comes through our own efforts alone. We need to be sure to give God the credit for our national victories and prosperity. This is not a critism of you, Governor Huckabee. I love your commentaries and your expressions of faith in our great God. But there are times it seems we take all the credit and feel we can never fail. I keep thinking about Ai and Joshua in the book of Joshua and how the little town of Ai won in the first battle after Jericho. May God continue to bless our nation and give us humility.