The Mueller Investigation Grows

June 18, 2017 |

This is why anyone with common sense opposes the appointment of special prosecutors in all but the most extreme cases. Robert Mueller has hired 13 high-powered attorneys at taxpayer expense, with more on the way. One early estimate of the cost runs to around $100 million. This is to look into alleged Trump-Russia collusion for which months of investigations have turned up no evidence at all (indeed, it’s smelling more and more like a hoax concocted to hamstring and delegitimize Trump while covering up Hillary’s embarrassing loss) and to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice in trying to stop an investigation that he has the absolute legal power to stop but he didn't stop it.

With that many lawyers eating up that much time and tax money, special counsels are under intense pressure to find something – anything – to charge someone with. That’s when the investigations start expanding like the Blob. People start getting prison sentences for misremembering a detail while giving testimony, like Scooter Libby, or Martha Stewart, who was never charged with insider trading but was imprisoned for misleading investigators by denying a crime that she was never even charged with. We’re likely to enter a new phase, where the daily political news will start reading like a Kafka novel. Or, ironically, like something out of Russia, except from the era when Stalin’s henchman Lavrentiy Beria railroaded his political rivals into prison with the motto, “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.”


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This is the swamp voters sent Trump to drain, but if he’s not very careful and doesn’t move quickly, his Administration will get sucked down into the muck before they can drain it.

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  • Richard V Peninger

    06/21/2017 06:54 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    What can citizens do to help the President? Everyone and their brother is asking urgently for money. What is money going to do to help President Trump?
    thanks,
    Richard

  • H. Curtis Norman

    06/21/2017 04:51 PM

    Mike, I encourage you to continue to report on the obscene costs of this exercise in silliness, as well as the background and tilt of the lawyers Mueller is hiring---there's no way this can be viewed as unbiased or objective. In addition, sitting Presidents cannot be prosecuted per long standing justice dept interpretation of the constitution---enuf already!

  • John J Walsh

    06/21/2017 12:24 PM

    Mike: Dem's lost again BIG time in Georgia!!!! Mueller should be fired and the Obama adm. especially Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch,Bill CLINTON, and Barack Hussein Obama for Obstruction of Justice. Best Regards, John Walsh

  • Donna Malone

    06/21/2017 09:26 AM

    I pray this foolish spending of tax payers money will stop. All elected officials who support this nonsense at tax payers expense will prayerfully be voted out of office at their next election.

  • Robert Burton

    06/20/2017 02:20 PM

    I trust Trump. Maybe Trump will use this fiasco to get an amendment to put congress on social security and "Obamacare" like the rest of us. Maybe this is the "can" Trump can tie to their tail and these taxpayer abusers can pay for their own baloney. (Mike, you ought to see what I deleted...!)

  • Jeff Struwe

    06/20/2017 01:37 PM

    Why are Republican lawmakers stonewalling legislation for conservative issues? Why isn't the Trump Dept. of Justice prosecuting the Clinton e-mail debacle including Susan Rice and Loretta Lynch? Why isn't the FBI and the Secret Service prosecuting with the DOJ those threatening Pres. Trump?

  • Garrett T. and Elizabeth J. Blair

    06/20/2017 01:31 PM

    I would like to know who authorized this man to spend this much money in the first place and secondly his investigation should be limited to Russian collusion only which is what he was called in for...

  • Paulette Beavers Rea

    06/20/2017 12:02 PM

    Is there anything we can do ? Its ridiculous. If they had to spend their own money , would they do this ?? No

  • Jerry Bresser

    06/20/2017 10:56 AM

    Mike, If the special council finds no actionable offence, all the senators or congress-folks who voted to have the special investigator should cover the expenses of all the attorney' fees including the lead guy. $100 million in attorney fees at our expense is inexcusable.

  • Cathy Dillon

    06/20/2017 10:46 AM

    Not about this topic but just in general....you are a spectacular, irreverent, trustworthy writer. Your take on everything that happens is something I look forward to every single day. You are fast becoming my major information source for all things Washington! Keep it up guy!

  • Antone Siggins

    06/20/2017 10:37 AM

    It is as you say stupid and a waste of our hard earned dollars. The question is why are they going down the wrong rabbit hole and not after the Clintons?

  • Tom Mahan

    06/20/2017 10:33 AM

    Why isn't AG Sessions putting a stop to this waste of time and money? Why isn't it being reported that Mueller was an attorney for HSBC when they were charged (and fined $1.25 billion) with laundering drug cartel money? And James Comey was hired by HSBC to handle damage control?

    Isn't it all just a dog and pony show to entertain and distract Americans while the NWO agenda continues.....and Trump/Sessions are in on the deception?

    Mike, are you a NWO globalist, too? Or do you just avoid a conflict with the real swamp (congress) like I would lol? The swamp goes all the way back to 1871, doesn't it?

    D.C. is the swamp. Everyone in congress knows it.

    I am not against this corporate government. However, I do fail to understand why congress wants to send our wealth, resources and land to foreign entities. I sure would like that explained.

  • Danna Shirley

    06/20/2017 09:35 AM

    I just want to thank you for taking all the nonsense and "he said, she said" rhetoric from Washington and bringing down into a few paragraphs that I can understand.

  • Donna James

    06/20/2017 08:58 AM

    Why can't this be stopped since it was started illegally

  • Dolores M Rivinius

    06/20/2017 08:31 AM

    I see his as a waste of time and taxpayers money.
    Why wasn't Mueller & Attorneys that he hired investigate for conflict of interests and the appearance of impropriety ?

  • Marlene Mans

    06/20/2017 08:30 AM

    If I may ask, where is Rudy Gulianni?
    Is he no longer affiliated with the Trump administration?

    Thank you
    M. Mans

  • David Marney

    06/20/2017 05:28 AM

    how about investigating the investigators = we know the corruption is mostly on the dem side ... expose those creeps to the light .. leave no 'hole' unchecked - very public too - watch 'em run.

  • Donna Berry

    06/20/2017 03:15 AM

    If we the taxpayers are paying for all of this, then we should be able to have a say on who is hire or fire too! If someone is charging us for their fees, which is the case here, then we (taxpayers) must be the CEO. Right? Then we should be able to fire the whole Mueller Gang, because this is what it is, A Gang! We need to Stop this bullying and quit paying for nonsense and let's get back to doing what is right for America. This could go on forever, draining USA...

  • Bill Wagner

    06/20/2017 02:02 AM

    Fire Mueller...13 lawyers signifies intent to harm, not to seek truth

  • bill wagner

    06/20/2017 01:59 AM

    Fire Mueller...13 lawyers demonstrates intent to damage not pursuit of truth.

  • Ronald Montana

    06/20/2017 01:03 AM

    I am happy that you are working hard for our Nation. Thank you.
    May God Bless you.

  • Floyd Kimmel

    06/20/2017 12:49 AM

    President Trump has his own legal team he needs to let them figure out what's going on.
    President Trump should also stop tweeting about the investigation (matter) and keep
    busy doing what needs to be done for America. He may say something in a tweet
    that really could be used to fry him.

  • Marilyn Wigger

    06/19/2017 11:45 PM

    President Trump was put down by the media for calling this a WITCH HUNT! Well he was right it's just that! We are so tired of the liberals trying to put our President out of office that its mind boggling! I pray that President Trump will be able to put a stop to it. Why don't the Congress do something about it? Are they afraid or can't they do anything? In my 78 years of life, I have never seen so much disrespect for a President! I did not vote for Obama either time that he was cheated into office, but I never acted like they have been acting. And if the media would have called Obama, Mr. Obama or Obama they would have been taken off the air. Just the other day I heard one of the news people call our President, Mr. Trump and in the same breath Obama, President Obama. That make me sick to my stomach! What is wrong with the people in our country. I know that the protestors are being paid to protest. They just have to keep the wickedness going! I pray that God would bankrupt them! Thanks for letting me have my say, Marilyn

  • Seth Ouk

    06/19/2017 11:39 PM

    Mike,
    What can I do as a citizen to call an end to this fiasco?

    Why aren't Republican leaders doing anything to stand behind our President?

    I worked really hard to rally my colleagues to go to the poll, for our President and GOPs. I'm very disappointed in them for their cowardly silences.

    Thank you for all that you do.

  • Sharon Fahey

    06/19/2017 10:17 PM

    At this point, if they do drum up something against Potus Trump, I won't believe it, most of us won't. They're too crooked! Where will we be able to go for real justice? Obama and Hillary are still breaking laws while our President is working so hard to correct 8 years of treasonous damage Obama and his thugs did to our country. How can we fight these insane people? A civil war? When will our voices be strong again?

  • Sherry Hamilton

    06/19/2017 08:32 PM

    I wish you could get through to President Trump to COOL the Twitter comments. I want read news about him, listen to news about him because it is TOO upsetting. I will vote for him yet again if he runs however I don't think he is helping other Republicans. I know God put him in office and what door God opens...man can not close it. The impeachment chants want happen, however again I would like to NOT read or hear anything negative in the news for a day or two!

  • Karen Kerames

    06/19/2017 08:21 PM

    President Trump needs to stop talking and tweeting about the the investigation and talk and tweet about his agenda and accomplishments. It's a great idea to hire a special counsel to investigate the Mueller connections to the Obama Administration and the efforts of them to undermine President Trump.
    He needs to fire all of the Obama holdovers - clean house!

  • Georgia Ascherl

    06/19/2017 08:18 PM

    Please help our President

  • Stephanie A Locke

    06/19/2017 08:00 PM

    I watched President Trump's lawyer on a Fox news post and he said that President Trump is NOT under investigation! All this is confusing. I would think his attorney would have been notified. Please help clear this up. Thank you!

  • Lou Ann Thomas

    06/19/2017 07:36 PM

    If you have an in with the President, please ask him to get off Tweet. He is causing agitation. I have tried to be supportive, but it is becoming more and more difficult.

  • JANICE M HENRY

    06/19/2017 07:32 PM

    THIS IS A TOTAL WASTE OF MY TAXPAYER MONEY AND IT MAKES ME FURIOUS!!!!

  • Mary Grace Walts

    06/19/2017 06:49 PM

    I wish Mr. Trump would be more aggressive with his agenda. We should be taking the lead in getting the swamp drained. I wish the Republicans would stand firm and tall. Lead the charge. Indict Obama, Hillary, Holder, and more.

  • An Anon

    06/19/2017 05:52 PM

    Re: The Investigation Grows article. 06/19/17
    Your last paragraph is alarming perceptive and our huge concern. There is probably only a very short time to deal with this situation, and then it will be too late. Our once great nation will have gone too far, well beyond the point of no return; the window of opportunity closes.
    The situation is so ludicrous. From our side of the aisle, one might consider that the President has been too conciliatory, too willing to "reach and work across the aisle," when obviously, even the most generous of compromises will never satisfy these people who would bring down America as we know her - our history and our Constitution; our traditions and our people.
    Watching this from a literal interpretation of biblical prophecy, it is interesting to note some parallels to the coming New World ruler. NOT that I am likening our President to that personage, BUT, I do see a similarity in the situations. When the people of Europe are being invaded; when the financial conditions of South American countries are what they are; when the Middle East is a dagger's point, not only with Israel, but with themselves; when the Near East is either a silent or bellicose opponent; when the citizens of the US have CLEARLY and UNEQUIVOCALLY elected someone who they believe will change the wayward direction of their country and bring it back to its roots (its original roots, not evolving roots), and NONE of these things can be effected or righted; and the people do everything legally and morally within their power to stop the free-fall, but it does not stop; one can see how a MAN, who is able to bend the world to his will, will be the last resort the people of the world turn to for action - for relief - for help and deliverance. It is very likely this Man is already here and awaiting his time. And if our President, by the machinations of evil men, falls, then that Man's time may be even nearer at hand than we can imagine.

  • Joy Audinet

    06/19/2017 05:28 PM

    I am thoroughly disheartened and disgusted- is there no legal way to stop this nonsense 100 million that America cannot really afford to spend on such frivolous and revengeful witchhunt. I am praying for President Trump that God will help him in and through this mess, as well as our country.

  • Brenda Groters

    06/19/2017 05:18 PM

    Why isn't the GOP fighting back? Why are they letting this happen. The supposed Russian interference was on Obamas term as president. Why wasn't he aware. It was all on his watch.

  • Christie Chandler

    06/19/2017 05:16 PM

    Gov Huckabee, We have always prayed for our country and the leaders whether they were the ones we wanted or not! The truth is... whom ever is the office they can only make good decisions if they look for the guidance from GOD above! Those we wished were NOT in charge of making decisions that affected our lives need EXTRA prayer was our theory! Now that I have given you the background of our beliefs.... I would like to continue with the reason I am commenting. The first time I have ever tried to do this, even tho we read everything we receive! Any news we hear, from either side, we always compare with what your articles tell us... to try to make our own understanding! We are THANKFUL that you have taken time out of your busy life, to continue sharing with all of us what is really happening, in ordinary people language!
    There has never been a time in history that we have felt so badly about our future and our family's future! not the cuban crisis in the 60's, not viet nam, not desert storm, the towers falling, etc etc have created the fear we have now . . . all of these things were caused by OTHER PEOPLE .... it was not like now where our own government is against us .... If ever there would be a time that the constitution would be needed ''as our forefathers intended it to be used'' not as the supreme court 'interprets' it ... but protect THE PEOPLE ... from the government getting TOO LARGE and having TOO MUCH POWER/CONTROL!!! We understand the partisan pull and the people that hate President Trump ... But, as President, why has he not cleaned house to remove those he has the authority to remove that have no interest in his agenda and have proven to stand against him? He is a man that loves power .... loves to throw his weight around .... why has he shrunken back in the corners with only a twitter feed? Whom has taken his power? Why does he allow these things to happen? It is just this that will prevent him from giving the people what he promised! or at least show us that is what he is doing!! IF it is true the Republicans have control ... why are they not pushing back? This group of Republicans promised us for years they would repeal Obama Care... and even when they gained the majority because THE PEOPLE gave them that tool ... they did nothing! To give them the benefit of doubt.. maybe they were cowardice by the sitting President at that time! So now what is the excuse? THE PEOPLE WANT CHANGE ... if those there wont give it ... then they will vote in someone else to see if they want to do what THE PEOPLE want! The blatant abuse of this Mueller Investigation is nothing more than the continued abuse of finances of the obama administration trying to bankrupt this country! WHY IS IT BEING ALLOWED??? It is time to remove those that are in the way of making our country GREAT AGAIN!!! It is obvious with the unnecessary addition of staff, Mueller has added and continues to add that he has NO GOOD INTENTIONS! why cant the abuse be stopped? As much respect we have for our new Attorney General and watched him thru the years be such a strong voice for the people and for RIGHT in general ... it seems he too has taken a back seat and is no longer pushing back hard for right and for THE PEOPLE! he seems intimidated at times when we see him speak? Governor, will you please write us an article to explain why it is the 'least' among them are running the show and the ones we voted for and put there to look after our best interest are allowing it? Maybe, too, if they should read your thoughts... they might see a path to overcome the evils against them!
    We have faith, because we believe, and we ask for GOD's hand in our lives! But, there are times we do slip... and think the prayers for our leaders and country are falling on deaf ears? or that maybe WE THE PEOPLE have stayed silent too long... got too comfortable and allowed the ungodly to take control??? in so doing, Has GOD removed his almighty hand from the country? but, then we see a miracle... and know that GOD would NOT take HIS hand from HIS PEOPLE!!
    May GOD continue to BLESS YOU according to your love for HIM! and BLESS YOU for the words you share with HIS CHILDREN!
    The first time we saw your sweet daughter trying to defend herself against the evil media... and how eloquent her verbiage.... and how her smile never ceased ... we looked at each other and instantly said: THE FRUITS of a Godly man! You are BLESSED indeed!

  • Judi Fey

    06/19/2017 05:13 PM

    Trump - stop tweeting, fire all Obama holdovers.
    Congress - get vocal in every contact with the press about how much this is costing taxpayers, how unnecessary it is. Pass a resolution that Mueller should step down and this phony investigation needs to stop. Publicize this.
    Meanwhile, no recess, do what Dems did with Obama - pass all of Trump's agenda, like it or not, then go back and refine if need be. The R's are their own worst enemies and it is going to affect re-election if R's dont get things done.

  • jack macdonald

    06/19/2017 04:26 PM

    I recommend that Trump appoint a special counsel to investigate Mueller and Comey to see what connections they have had to Hillary and to reopen the Hillary investigation so that she would do the time for doing the crime. Citizens are very tired of the Clintons flouting the law with absolutely no consequence. They are real swamp denizens.

  • Beth Downing

    06/19/2017 04:13 PM

    I agree wholeheartedly with your take on this, but please tell Pres. Trump he is his own worst enemy. He needs to stop the tweeting and digging a deeper swamp.

  • Michael D. Regan

    06/19/2017 04:07 PM

    It is time for Republicans to come together and indict Hillary and bill Clinton, Obama, Lynch, Eric holder and James Comey for their crimes and nail them to the wall...of a prison.

    The dems are not gonna stop their obstruction and it's time to drag the all of the dirty dem's skeletons out of their closet and let the courts do the job that should have been done to start with.

    Go after the above mentioned persons with great predudice and the utmost vengeance...show the dems the repubs are running this show now!

  • Kristen R Harris

    06/19/2017 04:05 PM

    Yes, please speak louder Mike. Lead a coalition so we have some direction on how we can fit back. I'm on Washington State and the soccer mom's on my delegation are worthless and solid out a long time ago

  • La Rue Grantham

    06/19/2017 04:03 PM

    I read all your post. I trust you to tell me the truth! I do not trust the media any more. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what is happening.

  • SandySlinkard

    06/19/2017 03:59 PM

    "We The People" need to put a stop to this madness NOW. President Trump has the power to put a stop and needs to do so NOW!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • Diane Booth

    06/19/2017 03:49 PM

    Praying for our President!

  • Adele Bennett

    06/19/2017 03:42 PM

    Is there anything we can do or Trump or congress can do to stop this humongous waste of Taxpayer's money? 100 million dollars wasted is a disgrace to our country that is in deep debt!

  • Greg Hand

    06/19/2017 03:28 PM

    President Trump needs to add Kris Anne Hall to his legal team.

  • Natalie Heflin

    06/19/2017 03:18 PM

    How do the American people that put this president in office stop this. The Government is dienfranchising every voter tha voted for President Trump. HOW CAN WE STOP THIS>

  • Raymond W Jerome

    06/19/2017 02:50 PM

    Speak louder, Mr. Huckabee! Please speak louder! ALL of America needs to hear you!!

  • Lynn Bridenstine

    06/19/2017 02:42 PM

    I sincerely hope Mr. Trump's innermost circle are truly trustworthy & giving him good, sound, correct, & legal advice. He should fire Mueller in my opinion & do everything within his power to find those in this government who are working so hard to bring him down. Someone needs to bring Hillary to justice too.

  • Lisa Harris

    06/19/2017 02:07 PM

    I pray for the president every day and my heart is greatly saddened by the left crucifying Trump. It's gotten where you fear for life and safety if anyone finds out you voted for him. Keep up the good work in trying to derail the left's attempts to ruin the president.