August 29, 2018


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Today's Commentary --- Bruce Ohr's testimony confirms suspicions, and more -- Tuesday's primary recap -- Both sides need to stop politicizing tragedy -- About those polls -- China hacked Hillary's server?!? -- Credit where credit is due -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


“VERIFIED APPLICATION [in large, bold type] –- The FBI has reviewed this verified application for accuracy in accordance with its April 5, 2001, procedures, which include sending a copy of the draft to the appropriate field office(s).”

The above certification appeared on each of the applications (one original and three renewals) for warrants to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page that were sent to the FISA court. We now know that the information provided within, primarily the Trump/Russia “dossier” written by highly imaginative British ex-spy Christopher Steele, was NEVER verified for accuracy and was, in fact, considered extremely “iffy” even by the person who created it.

These facts are now undisputed: The FBI went to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (and this is supposed to be a big deal) to get a wiretap on an American citizen it accused of being a Russian agent. It based this outrageous charge not on a “verified application,” as it claimed, but on a salacious and unverified work of fiction financed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. It failed to disclose this very important information to the court.

Defenders of the FBI say, “But wait! There was a footnote at the bottom of page 16 of the application that read in part, ‘The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.’” Yes, we’ve seen this finely crafted example of understatement, and we have identified the “identified U.S. person” as Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. Candidate #1 is obviously then-candidate Donald Trump. The FBI obviously included this cryptic footnote to serve as cover, so they could point to it later if they needed to and say, “Looky here! We disclosed that.”



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Tuesday's primary recap

By Mike Huckabee

There were two primary elections Tuesday in Arizona and Florida, and some primary runoffs in Oklahoma. The big news was out of Florida, where both parties’ nominees for Governor shocked the experts. On the Republican side, Rep. Ron DeSantis beat agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam by 20 points. Putnam had been ahead in the polls by 15 points until President Trump sent out one tweet endorsing DeSantis. It was another demonstration of the strength of Trump with the Republican base (one more came in Arizona, where Rep. Martha McSally won the nomination for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat after openly embracing Trump and conservatism and distancing herself from her previous criticism of Trump.)

Florida’s Democratic primary made even bigger news when...



Both sides need to stop politicizing tragedy

By Mike Huckabee

This is just one of many reasons why it’s a bad idea to try to politicize tragedies.  Both sides of the gun control debate embarrassed themselves in the immediate wake of this weekend’s shooting by a pro gamer at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.  As usual, those on the left couldn’t wait until they knew anything at all about the shooter, his motives or how he got his gun before they started blaming the shooting on lack of gun control laws in Florida.  It was soon reported that the killer bought his gun in his home state of Maryland, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the US.  Despite having a history of hospitalization for mental illness, including a doctor’s warning that he might lash out in anger and pose a threat to his mother, he somehow managed to pass every background check and other hurdles.



About those polls

By Mike Huckabee

After the past week’s worth of horrible news for President Trump (well, according to the media it was a horrible week for Trump), you’d think Trump’s his ratings would be down there with dandruff, ringworm and the NFL.  But Americans aren’t as easily stampeded as the cattle the media think they are. 

Maybe they actually took ten seconds to think about it and decided it’s unfair guilt-by-association to blame someone’s personal tax cheating on a guy he briefly worked for years later. And maybe they decided that the ever-changing claims of a sleazy lawyer and the sleazy lawyer’s sleazy lawyer weren’t really all that reliable as evidence.  Maybe they looked instead at the record stock market, the breakthrough on renegotiating NAFTA, the “no longer possible” 4.1% 2nd quarter GDP growth, unemployment claims at a 44-year low, and the highest consumer confidence in 18 years.  Then maybe they decided, as we say in the South, that they had bigger fish to fry than obsessing over crazy conspiracy theories and the whining of money-grubbing lowlifes of ill repute and the porn stars who are their legal clients.   

For whatever reasons, it seems that large numbers of Americans refuse to be panicked over minutia into toppling the Trump Presidency and “annulling” it from history, as hysterically suggested by Robert Reich (I mean that in both senses: he’s acting hysterically, and I find it hysterically funny.)  A new set of polls just appeared that must have the staffs of CNN and MSNBC questioning the very reason for their existence.



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China hacked Hillary's server?!?

By Mike Huckabee

The Daily Caller is reporting that two sources have told them that a Chinese-owned company operating in DC hacked into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server and set it up to instantly forward copies of virtually every email that passed through it to the Chinese.  Further, when the Intelligence Community Inspector General warned FBI officials (including – take a wild guess? – Peter Strzok!) of the problem, nothing was done about it.

Well, to be fair, they were much too busy trying to prove that one of the two major party Presidential candidates was being manipulated by a hostile foreign power to give a flying fig whether China was reading all of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails.


Credit where credit is due

By Mike Huckabee

Twitter is making progress on the “nonpartisan enforcement of rules” front. It took the social media platform only 24 hours (plus a lot of outrage and bad PR) to reverse its ruling that when a leftist user tweeted that NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch needed “to have her children murdered” to understand why we need gun control, that did, indeed, violate Twitter’s policy against threatening or wishing harm or death on others.  Twitter initially claimed that after “carefully reviewing” said tweet, they’d found “no violation” of Twitter’s terms. But after carefully reviewing it a second time with a big spotlight of conservative media turned on them, lo and behold, they did find a violation of their terms (and basic human decency.) 

Now, it would be nice if they’d look into all the other leftist threats of violence against Loesch and her family and other conservatives on Twitter, but baby steps, baby steps. At least this Twitter abuse flinger hasn’t been hired by the New York Times editorial board…yet.


Evening Edition - August 28

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse

"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love."

- Ephesians 4:2

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