May 26, 2018


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Yes, Chief of Staff John Kelly set up a meeting between top intelligence officials and Congressional and Senate leaders, and, yes, it took place on Thursday as planned, and, yes, Democrats got to sit in, but, no, there was no document production. As committee members had feared, they were simply “briefed” verbally in the room without being able to set their eyes on any actual evidence. They’ve been trying to see certain documents relating to “human intelligence” (spying) and the origins of the FBI investigation, but the DOJ just will not let them, even though they have the required security clearance. Talk about stonewalling; this stone wall is higher and less penetrable than any wall we might someday construct at our southern border. Maybe Obama didn’t know how to draw a red line, but the intel community sure does.

Just as President Reagan famously said to Mr. Gorbachev, “tear down this wall,” President Trump needs to make the same demand to the intelligence community about the figurative wall it has built around itself. If those documents –- unredacted –- are to see the light of day in our lifetimes, Congress will just have to start impeachment proceedings against Sessions and Rosenstein. Do it! And Trump may have no choice but to use his authority to declassify the documents. Democrats will scream that he’s interfering with an investigation, but the President is not the one withholding evidence and obstructing justice here –- it’s the DOJ. We can’t trust them; we’ve already seen enough examples of their stonewalling, slow-walking, and massive redacting that turned out not to have been done to safeguard national security but to cover their own tracks. They’re such masters at self-protection in the face of legal challenge, you’d think they’d taken a course taught by Hillary Clinton. Maybe some of them did learn at her feet.

True to form, right after the meeting, Rep. Adam “Shifty” Schiff rushed to the cameras (leaving a slime trail) and said, “Nothing we heard today has changed our view, that there is nothing to support any allegation that the FBI, or any intelligence agency, placed a spy in the Trump campaign or otherwise failed to follow appropriate procedures and protocols.

Well, of course there isn’t! The Congressional committees are getting only what the DOJ chooses to tell them. Schiff and the rest are also using semantics to claim the word “spy” means something other than what we all know a spy to be. Also, what, pray tell, is meant by “appropriate”? That weasel word can provide cover for a multitude of what we would consider sins. Another weasel word in this context is “in”; no, we don’t have evidence (so far) of FBI spies “in” Trump’s campaign headquarters, but there definitely were spies “around” campaign staffers in remote locations. Oh, and even the word “placed”; maybe the spy already happened to be where they needed one, or some outside helper did the actual placing.

See, when you’re dealing with weasels, you have to get inside the mind of one. Remember when we had to parse every word uttered by then-President Bill Clinton? Those were the days.

Former CIA chief and noted liar James Clapper was one who objected to Trump’s use of the indelicate word “spy.” “I took aversion to the word spy,” the former head of our chief spying agency said on Thursday. “It was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what the Russians were doing to infiltrate the campaign, not spying on the campaign.” James Clapper taking aversion to the word “spy” is like chef Jacques Pepin taking aversion to the word “food.”

Besides, I don’t see anything benign about what the government was and is doing to associates of the Trump campaign. And, as many are now pointing out, if Clapper and Comey were so concerned about Russians trying to infiltrate, whey didn’t they “information-gather” (spy) on Hillary’s campaign as well, and why didn’t they brief Trump? Significantly, they discussed warning him but decided not to.

Lastly, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) expressed outrage that John Kelly and President Trump’s lawyer Emmet Flood were in this meeting, when they actually weren’t. They just stopped by before the meeting to pass along brief remarks from the President about his desire for transparency. This took about 90 seconds, and then they left. The President’s outstanding press secretary has since issued a statement making this clear.

It seems Kelly and Flood needn’t have bothered stopping by. The remarks about transparency didn’t take.


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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you’re having a fun Memorial Day weekend, and giving attention to our fallen veterans as well to the beach and the barbecue. But don’t forget to fire up the TV or the DVR tonight because I have an exciting new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN all lined up. My guests will include former Secret Service agent and Fox News analyst Dan Bongino; former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott on how to get things done in a sharply-divided Congress; and author/surgeon Dr. Richard Furman to tell you some simple lifestyle changes that can greatly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. But it’s not all serious business: hilarious stand-up comic Rik Roberts will crack you up; plus we have music from one of the biggest country bands of all time, Restless Heart!

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Jason Seaman is a Huck's Hero

By Mike Huckabee

On Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to many American heroes of the US military who gave their lives to protect our safety and freedom. But let’s also take a moment to throw a Huck’s Hero salute to science teacher Jason Seaman of Noblesville West Middle School in Indianapolis.

Friday morning, a seventh-grade student showed up late brandishing a gun and began firing. As the students dived for cover, the unarmed Seaman started running at the shooter. Seaman tackled him, swatted the gun out of his hand and held him while the other students fled. He did all this, even though he had been shot three times himself, once through the abdomen. He and two others who were injured are recovering. Seaman is being hailed as a hero; his selfless action likely saved countless lives.

Worth noting: Seaman is also the head football coach and a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University. I’m sure he never expected to have to put those skills to use in this way, but thank God he had them, and the courage to use them.



Household income grows under Trump

By Mike Huckabee

With the elections drawing closer, Democrats are getting a bit panicky over how well the economy is doing and with polls showing most Americans give President Trump credit. In addition, the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has been in positive territory ever since Trump took office, while their Quality of Life Index hit a 14-year high in May and their Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.

While no President can control the economy, Trump’s aggressive rollback of Obama’s top-down, high-tax, anti-business, pro-regulation policies has helped unleash growth and hiring that had been suppressed for years. Some Democrats are trying to deny Trump credit by claiming that all that growth Obama told us was a thing of the past and all those jobs he assured us were never coming back are somehow the results of Obama’s policies that Trump merely inherited.

Well, here are some more numbers that make that as hard to swallow as a week-old biscuit. A new study by Sentier Research found that in April, median household income in America reached $61,483, which is a 50-year high. When Obama took office, it was $56,731. After six years of his policies, it had fallen by about $200. True, by his last month in office, it had finally risen to $59,471, but that was slightly less than it was back in 2007, before the meltdown.

During that long period of anemic growth that Obama’s supporters celebrated like the Second Coming, I liked to use this analogy: the US economy is so robust, it takes a heavy load of incompetence to weigh it down when it should be on an up-cycle following a recession. It’s like an Olympic swimmer who’s had anchors hung around his neck. When he proved to be such a strong swimmer that he still managed to stay afloat, some people gave the credit for that to the anchors. Voters who saw through that nonsense elected Trump to cut the ropes and remove the anchors. Getting rid of your anchors after so long is such a relief that I’m not surprised the swimmer took off like a speed boat.


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Evening Edition - May 25

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.." - Philippians 4:6-7

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