April 16, 2019

We now know when to expect the Mueller report --- sometime on Thursday --- and the anticipation is making leftists go from being merely crazy to being totally screaming bonkers. The memo must have gone out to tell Democrats to try to discredit Attorney General William Barr in any way possible, even if it means criticizing him for releasing the report so close to Easter weekend (not kidding; that’s one of the things they’re complaining about). They know they may have trouble slamming Barr for redacting the report willy-nilly, as it reportedly has just a small, reasonable amount of redacting. And we all know that classified information and grand jury testimony must by law remain redacted. But...Easter!

Yesterday, I showed how the media are already working to shape the narrative, and there are far too many examples of this to even scratch the surface. Mostly, they want to do three things: 1) justify the appointment of a special counsel in the first place (absent any crime; that makes it hard) and Mueller’s many months of conducting anal exams, 2) gloss over the fact that no case could be made for conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, which is what this was supposed to be about, and 3) stress that Congress still has the power to impeach whether they have clear evidence of wrongdoing or not. So impeachment is what many Democrats in Congress will still push for, regardless of what the report says.


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Hey, who needs a report at all? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already knows “so many” reasons why Trump needs to be impeached, “so many,” in fact, that it boggles her mind, which, it must be said, is very tiny and easily boggled. Here’s the LAUGH OF THE DAY, courtesy of the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast:


After interviewing about 500 people and going through zillions of pages of documents, the very highly motivated, reliably anti-Trump special counsel team “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated [as in, ‘colluded’] with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” You’d think every American would be relieved and delighted to hear this, but, curiously, that is not how it’s playing out. I’ll bet the investigators on Mueller’s team are the least delighted of all, because they surely did everything in their power to make that case for Trump being an agent of Vladimir Putin.


Recall that Peter Strzok, in one of his texts to Lisa Page, expressed hesitance to join the special counsel because of the concern that there was no “there there.” Gosh, he turned out to be right! In fact, why did they have to appoint a special counsel at all to find that out? They could’ve just asked Strzok, and he could have told them, “Hey, we’ve been investigating for months, and let me tell you, you’re not gonna find anything, because there’s no ‘there’ there.” It could have saved upwards of $35 million.


The FBI looked into this before turning it over to Mueller and didn’t find anything –- well, besides the ginned-up “dossier” that was based on nothing, some fake stories leaked to the media by the FBI itself, and some fraudulently-obtained wiretaps that they could use for perjury traps. The House Intelligence Committee under Devin Nunes didn’t find anything. The Senate didn’t find anything. And now the special counsel has zilch-zero-bupkis.


The Democrats will just keep looking for something on Trump. (And you know the old saying, “It’s always in the last place you look.”) Mueller’s report hasn’t even come out, and they’re already moving on, subpoenaing banks. This is just the beginning; the House Financial Services Committee (chaired by Maxine Waters) and the House Intelligence Committee (chaired by Adam Schiff) are authorizing the flood of subpoenas.


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As for obstruction, it seems to me that the Mueller team passed along their “no exoneration” phrasing as a gift to Trump’s political enemies. After coming up with nothing, it was like throwing them a bone, to tear into like starving wolves. Of course, we’ve seen that when it comes to Trump, the left has a really elastic way of defining “obstruction.” In his case, it can be something as small as a tweet. But all the President ever did was vent, as is his right –- he never did one thing to put limits on Mueller or interfere with the investigation in any way. He made it absolutely clear that Mueller should complete his investigation unimpeded. The left only DREAMED that he would fire Mueller or otherwise interfere with him; it never happened, much as Trump might have wanted to send him packing.


He did fire FBI Director James Comey, but for tremendously good reason, and doing so was well within his authority as President. (Even Comey had to admit that.) As Alan Dershowitz has made clear, it’s not obstruction for the President to exercise his constitutional authority. But that doesn’t mean they won’t go after him on it.


So, did the special counsel decide not to accuse Trump of wrongdoing because they knew a sitting President couldn’t be indicted? Absolutely not. Barr’s conclusion states, “Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.” So there.


If the Democrats were capable of embarrassment, one would think they’re about to get really red-faced over this whole thing. But it seems nothing embarrasses them. They just press on, moving the goal posts and revising their accusations. Byron York has a good piece in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER that puts the report into perspective.


If Democrats aren’t embarrassed about the anticlimactic special counsel report, I wonder if they might still want to hide when more comes out about the FBI investigation that predated and laid the groundwork for the Mueller probe. William Barr will be taking a broad look at it all. Of course, there’s the matter of FISA abuse and the criminal referrals from Devin Nunes, and according to John Solomon at THE HILL, IG Michael Horowitz is also taking a close look at former FBI Director Comey’s handling of classified information in the leaking of his personal notes of a conversation with President Trump, with the goal of getting them into The New York Times and triggering a special counsel investigation.


Those notes were government property, not his to divulge, and by definition they were classified. Comey has tried to split a legal hair, maintaining that by divulging the “content” over the phone instead of passing along the physical notes, he wasn’t improperly sharing government property or leaking classified information. We’ll see about that. He thinks he’s a crafty lawyer in addition to being a paragon of morality, but the more he talks, the less crafty he seems, and he’s considered moral only on Planet Comey.






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  • Marjorie Brucker

    04/17/2019 05:20 PM

    I would like to know when these Democrats have time to do their work for the American people. We aren’t paying them to spend all their time trying to get Trump. Very tired of them complaining.

  • Bob Harvey

    04/17/2019 05:17 PM

    Way to go Mike Huckabee. Oh how I wish you had won your bid for the Presidency.

  • rodney burke

    04/17/2019 01:19 PM

    no embarrassment. You have to be able to admit you were wrong before that happens. Dems HAVE nothing, They never HAD anything and they know it so they are going to lie. There are a number of people out there who know the whole story, what is going to happen when it all comes out and the REAL collusion is from the Ukraine and the emails were GIVEN out to Assange by Seth Rich or some other non-Russian entity? This whole thing is about to become not embarrassing, but humiliating. I think the best thing that can happen is for some to be led out of the house chambers in handcuffs by US Marines/special forces troops. This pact by kerosene and that dip Elijah is the bottom of the barrel. It's time to lower the hammer and HARD.

  • Alan Doud

    04/17/2019 06:33 AM

    I hope they hang themselves like Haman. There doing a good job with all the finger pointing that points back to them. Emolument in the constitution covers government not just president. Clinton received a contribution to her charity in exchange for uranium. Several of them obviously colluded with another government to get Trump by setting up a fake dossier. The whole thing smells of a coup. Orcasio-Cortese is just pulling things out of her hat with no evidence. A Russian staying at his hotel is not a gift. Tax evasion? What about Cortez LLC funds? May find more than tax evasion there.

  • Bill Goldsby

    04/16/2019 11:54 PM

    So this is how I see it, the "Demigods" didn't get the results that the "knew" Robert Mueller would deliver to them. He failed them big time, so it sent them back to square one! All Mueller's Investigation did was open up more criminal activity by the FBI, DOJ and members of the Democratic Party, during the 2016 campaign up to and possibly including their star players of Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Schumer and Harris.

    Now, instead of shutting up, regrouping and doing a restructuring of their party leadership. Researching and learning more about what people think and want instead of force feeding them, like Hitler. They continue forcing their agenda down our throats.

    I predict the day will come shortly, that God will step in and help our Nation and World bringing it back together before the evil out there continues in tearing it apart.

    On a side note, Notre Dame Cathedral fire maybe be considered an accident, but with what is going on in Paris, can we be sure? Can we not be sure that fire isn't a sign? Look at the responses from the people around the world willing to step up to rebuild it.

    And That's the way I see it!

    Bill Goldsby
    Antioch, CA

  • Sally meredith

    04/16/2019 03:57 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks Mueller sat on this no collusion no crime thing till well after the mid term elections? He knew last spring. He sat on it so Democrat’s would take the house. THEN he waited some more so it didn’t look fishy. THEN he gave to Barr so he wouldn’t be called names and like puppy dogs the media bit and now blame Barr. How absurd. Is anyone else going to talk about this fraud so the elections could go as Dems planned?

  • Robert McFate

    04/16/2019 02:23 PM

    I always heard that a defendant that tries to represent himself is represented by a fool!

  • rodney burke

    04/16/2019 01:58 PM

    this whole thing is predicated on a non crime. So if the mentally ill libs are not satisfied, what crime are they going to try impeachment on? What obsturction/, how can comey's firing be in nay way obstruction? What is Comey's firing having to do with the investigation on going? Nothing. Is it not true that McCabe can carry on that investigation? Are they going to have the GALL to say in open court/hearing, that a president does NOT have the authority to fire anyone under his control? There IS no crime and the more they shoot off their mouth the more that will be apparent. Yes, it likely will happen and the dems once and for all, will be humiliated before the world, not just the USA. Their blind hatred will be apparent and the utter irrationality with it. If they begin impeachment proceedings BEFORE 2020 starts. The defeat in November will destroy the creds of the libs and prove them to be communist and America haters. but I encourage them to go ahead. I am ready for a good laugh. Is the LSM ready for a good cry? Are they ready to go hide? I hope so.

  • Jeff Blondeau

    04/16/2019 01:16 PM

    I notice Maxine Waters couldn’t get on the House Intelligence Committee. Just sayin’.

  • Miriam Harper

    04/16/2019 12:55 PM

    I find it interesting that Democrats wait for their campaign managers (the media) to tell them what to say, do or think. Funny, I do not remember media names on the ballot. Since I am not a Democrat, I would not vote for them anyway.

    p.s. I love Sarah. I watch her almost every day after physical therapy. I am a disabled vet who is above ground and blessed!

  • Jerry Korba

    04/16/2019 12:36 PM

    We know the left is going to trample our AG thats a given just like they did with our President, Judge K now Barr is going to get his time with these unfit loons. Here is a fact now; the left is getting nothing done that benefits our citizens, they are being pushed to the edge of a cliff that has a fatal fall in store for them. It looks as Sanders may get the left's nomination a clown for sure many people like the circus but the greatest show on earth folded its tent a while back. As Sanders continues to go back to the past he and his knock offs will push the socialist agenda to destroy what we have now. If we could get the left out of the way we could get healthcare fixed we could control Immigration and get it fixed. Our ideas we want put into law are being stopped for a reason that is not reasonable. We had veteran leaders in the House and Senate before 2018 and had failed we had veteran GOP Senators that failed us which was not expected. We need new people in the leadership roles that need to be vetted before put into those positions we need a membership stripped of affiliation to special groups thats means new members, voting was always important one thing Obama said elections have consequences this probably will be a very important election the 2020 I am not sure how many seats in the Senate are up we need to fill them with people that have true conservative values, if any exists, today the House as everyone with 2 operating brain cell now knows needs a complete makeover. President Trump has taken a corroded American foundation and strengthen it we need to build on the solid foundation we have now, Donald has built skyscrapers its time we ride the escalator up to the Penthouse America has earned it. MAGA

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    04/16/2019 12:26 PM

    It is absolutely stunning how little members of Congress know about our Constitution. The President has committed no impeachable offenses. How in the world do they plan to impeach him? Even if they could, the Senate would acquit him. This is a fool's errand, yet the Dems in congress show no signs of abating. But one thing I'm sure of - an impeachment would certainly spark a civil war.

  • Richard Payne

    04/16/2019 12:05 PM

    So Mike tell us, who is going to jail in the FBI, DOJ, Hillary Team, etc. Why is nothing done when all the evidence shows Fraud, Collusion, Pay for play, Treason on the Democrats side?

  • Greg Stevens

    04/16/2019 11:54 AM

    The demoncrats are so filled with hatred they cannot nor do they want to see or admit the truth. They will continue to spin there web of lies through the 2020 election. This is all they have to run on. The economy is roaring the best that I have ever seen in my lifetime and I am 59. Lowest unemployment I have ever witnessed, also highest employment ever as well! Wages are rising in all jobs! Even janitorial jobs are starting out around &10/hour!
    People vote there pocketbook and the demoncrats and there press (I.e. fake news) are not talking about this great economy!
    Trump will win by a huge landslide in 2020!

  • Mary Rollinson

    04/16/2019 11:43 AM

    Mr Huckabee, why is the President’s finances or taxes anyone’s business? It has nothing to do with his job as President, does it? If so, shouldn’t everyone have to give this information? I’m interested to see how many Congressmen and Representatives actually pay their taxes!!!!!

  • Chan Shippy

    04/16/2019 11:08 AM

    Barr should offer the Democrats a choice. If they really don't want the report released just before Easter Sunday then he will wait until Monday to release it.