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January 22, 2022
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Good morning! 

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!  

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Isaiah 43:18-19
  • As Hillary eyes White House, her role in Russia Hoax becomes clearer
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Confirmed: The January 6 Committee is about power
  • Hysteria Slowly Lifting
  • Support for unfettered abortion is waning

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Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:18-19

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MORNING NEWS:

2. As Hillary eyes White House, her role in Russia Hoax becomes clearer:

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Hillary Clinton has been interjecting herself lately into the political conversation, leading to speculation that she’s setting her sights on 2024, salivating at the prospect of running for President again. (I apologize if you are trying to eat your lunch right now.) Of course, she’s made it clear that she thinks she really won in 2016 –- never mind that doubting the outcome of an election is akin to planning to overthrow the government by force, at least unless you ARE Hillary, or Stacey Abrams, or Joe Biden talking about the upcoming midterms, or any other Democrat questioning a Republican win for any reason at any time.

But just the possibility of Hillary re-running for President brings up all the old questions about the Russia Hoax and her likely role in that, which perhaps will soon be exposed by Special Counsel John Durham. (No doubt her attorneys already have a legal strategy prepared, just in case it is.) Recall that the “Russia!” alarm was first sounded with an allegation that Russia had hacked into a Democratic National Committee server and stolen private DNC emails that showed how the nomination game was rigged against Bernie Sanders. Why, those Russians were trying to make Hillary look bad, Democrats said, because they so badly wanted their boy Trump to win, because Trump was a Russian agent in league with Vladimir Putin! I would hope that to anyone looking back, this lie would seem ridiculous now. (We knew it was ridiculous then.) But in 2016, the lie metastasized and turned into a phony FBI investigation generated by an unverified “dossier.”

So let’s take another look at the story that started it all: the one about the “hacked” DNC server.

Recall that in July of 2016, Julian Assange published thousands of DNC emails on WikiLeaks, and the story they told greatly upset Bernie Sanders supporters. While Hillary needed to defeat Bernie in the primaries, she would need all those good little socialists to vote for her in November, and what the emails revealed about backroom politics alienated many of them.

So to direct attention elsewhere, her campaign pointed fingers at Russian “hackers” and connected the so-called hacking to what they alleged was Trump’s weakening of the Republican platform regarding Russia’s threat to Ukraine. (The irony today is that Biden is showing incredible weakness regarding Russia’s threat to Ukraine.) The DNC turned the information on their server over to a company called CrowdStrike for forensic analysis –- in fact, Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann is the one who did that –- keeping it out of reach of the FBI. Unbelievably, the FBI responded with the equivalent of, “Duh, whatever.”

Later on, Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to subpoena it as well. You’d think if he were investigating ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign, he would have wanted to know whether or not the Russians had hacked the DNC. But no --- all his team did was make an “assessment,” sort of an educated guess that could be anything they found convenient to say.

To link the events related below with the DNC’s stolen emails is considered by some to fall within the realm of conspiracy theory, but we make no allegations of a connection at this time, saying only that the possibility of a connection has yet to be ruled out. Stifling conversation about this does not disprove it, and, in fact, actually raises more suspicion about it. So we’re going to talk about it.

In the wee hours of July 10, 2016, a 27-year-old DNC staffer named Seth Rich was apparently walking home when he was shot in the back twice and killed. As John D. Connor reminds us in a new piece for American Greatness, the police quickly chalked it up to an attempted robbery gone bad. And that was that.

https://amgreatness.com/2022/01/19/how-the-left-is-proving-the-dnc-was-not-hacked-by-russia/

If this really was a random attempted robbery, Rich lost his life over absolutely nothing. The would-be thief left behind his wallet, phone, and a $2,000 necklace.

Speculation grew that the so-called “Russian hack” might actually have been an inside job, a leak rather than a hack, and that Seth Rich might have been the one to download the emails and provide them to Assange. That would explain why the DNC wouldn’t have wanted the FBI to do a forensic examination. And though Assange has said he never reveals a source, he has also quite adamantly insisted that Russia was not his source, nor was anyone acting on behalf of any government. He also put up a reward for information leading to the solving of Rich’s murder, which for all we know might be a way of hinting-but-not-revealing. But we DON’T know.

Detective Rod Wheeler, who had been working for the Rich family, suggested that Rich had had contact with WikiLeaks, and this naturally caused an uproar. The family threatened legal action, everybody lawyered-up, the anti-Trump media labeled it crazy, and the discussion was effectively shut down.

Recall that in October 2020, then-Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified handwritten notes that showed then-CIA Director John Brennan had briefed then-President Obama on Hillary’s “plan” to tie then-candidate Trump to Russia “as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.” According to Brennan’s notes, Hillary allegedly “approved...a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”

Ratcliffe also declassified another document (though it remained heavily redacted) showing that in September 2016, intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral on Hillary purportedly approving “a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections” in order to distract from her email scandal. It must’ve been considered radioactive, as this warning appeared: “This memorandum contains sensitive information that could be source revealing. It should be handled with particular attention to compartmentation and need-to-know...It may not be used in any legal proceeding –- including FISA applications –- without prior approval...” When asked about this later, former FBI Director James Comey said that it didn’t “ring any bells.”

Concerning the Seth Rich mystery, thanks to a lawsuit filed by private citizen Brian Huddleston, the FBI was forced to admit it had documents on Rich. As of April 2021, it had produced only 63 pages but admitted to having 1,093 more, so let’s see ‘em. Recall that one of the pages they released said, “given [redacted] it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death.” We certainly don’t know if this is what happened, but we do know this about Rich: he might have been the one witness (besides Julian Assange) capable of destroying the fake “Russia collusion” story that Hillary was counting on.

As we’ve said all along, when it comes to the Russia Hoax –- and Washington DC scandal in general, it seems –- all roads lead back to Hillary. We hope Durham is able to connect all the dots and answer lingering questions about her involvement, and also about just how low her “Russia collusion” strategy sank.


3. "Huckabee" Preview:

Join me tonight for a must-see episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! My guests will include Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, who has not only dropped many blockbuster news exposes but who’s the subject of a growing scandal about media collusion with politicized government agencies that are targeting journalists. You’ll also meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping people escape human trafficking, and we'll pay tribute to rock legend and my friend, Meat Loaf. On the lighter side, you’ll be astounded by “digital illusionist” Keelan Leyser. Then get ready for some great music from Grammy-winning country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet.

It all gets started tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


4. Confirmed: The January 6 Committee is about power:

Tristan Justice at The Federalist confirms what many of us have suspected from the start: Nancy Pelosi’s (highly) Select Committee on January 6th isn’t seriously interested in getting to the truth about the January 6th Capitol riot, but in abusing power to target and harass political opponents and rifle through people’s private communications as part of a fishing expedition for anything they can smear Trump with.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/20/only-10-percent-of-j6-committee-subpoenas-relate-to-the-capitol-riot/

As Justice points out, the Committee has issued 84 subpoenas, but only 8 (fewer than 10%) are to groups or individuals with any connection to the Capitol riot. One is for an Arizona Republican who was nowhere near Washington at the time, but he runs a PAC that’s working to unseat Committee member Liz Cheney. No suspicious conflict of interest there!

Meanwhile, one person who unquestionably bears responsibility for the riot is Pelosi herself, who rejected activating the National Guard to provide security SIX times. But she’s not being investigated. The former Capitol Police Chief said Pelosi’s rejection of proper security fails to fall under the category of “facts and circumstances around January 6th.” Question: is he one of the authorities who cleared the cop who killed Ashli Babbitt without even interviewing him?

And speaking of this committee’s abuses of power, Glenn Greenwald details how they colluded with JP Morgan and its lawyer (former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch) to obtain a private citizen’s financial records without the protection of judicial review.

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/congresss-16-committee-claims-absolute

Greenwald writes that the Committee has been “secretly obtaining private information about American citizens en masse: telephone records, email logs, internet and browsing history, and banking transactions. And it has done so without any limitations or safeguards: no judicial oversight, no need for warrants, no legal limitations of any kind.” They have also been “purposely attempting to prevent citizens who are the targets of their investigative orders to have any opportunity to contest the legality of this behavior in court.”

As added context, Greenwald explains how this is something that the Supreme Court barred Congress from doing in the 1950s, when they found that the House Un-American Activities Committee was conducting a separate, parallel criminal investigation unrelated to its mission, and trying to uncover political crimes committed by private citizens.

This is one of many, many reasons why I’m counting the minutes until November, when I hope that Republicans take over Congress in large numbers and literally “clean House.” That hosing out of the stables should include a thorough investigation of these corrupt “investigators.”


5. Hysteria Slowly Lifting:

With Omicron variant cases peaking and starting to decline, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of mask mandates and vaccine passports, and now Scotland will lift most of its COVID restrictions starting on Monday.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/full-list-of-covid-restrictions-being-lifted-in-scotland-from-monday/ar-AAT2uiR

Also, starting today, Ireland is lifting almost all of its restrictions.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/ireland-scraps-almost-all-covid-restrictions/ar-AAT163W

And here in the US, the NFL is ending its daily testing of players.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nfl-ends-daily-covid-19-testing-players

Now, could someone please pass this news to the White House?


6. Support for unfettered abortion is waning:

With the March for Life taking place in Washington this weekend, and today being the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, a new poll from Marist and the Knights of Columbus found that support for unfettered abortion is not so strong as liberals would have us believe.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/21/71-percent-of-americans-want-more-restrictions-on-abortion-not-fewer/

The poll found that while only 12% of American adults think abortion should be completely banned, only 17% think it should be allowed at any time during a pregnancy. A large 71% want more restrictions, not fewer: they think abortion should be heavily limited and only allowed under certain circumstances. 63% oppose allowing abortion drugs by mail order, which Biden’s FDA just approved. 54% oppose taxpayer-funded abortions in the US, despite Biden’s attempts to reinstate them; and a whopping 73% oppose using our tax money to fund abortions overseas.

So when you hear pro-abortion activists accuse pro-lifers of being on the “wrong side of history,” remember that 49 years after the tragic Roe v. Wade decision, the majority of Americans still oppose their view and opposition is growing. It's the abortion supporters who are not only on the wrong side of history, they’re on the wrong side of life.


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  • Doug Moon

    01/23/2022 07:08 PM

    R.E. "Confirmed: The Jan. 6 Committee is About Power"

    Wait, what? You concluded the article talking about the unconstitutional invasion of privacy that this committee is engaged in(actually, more referencing an article that talked about it, but not to quibble), then ended it by saying, in so many words, " boy, I can't wait until after November, when we can do something about it"!!?? What the actual fudgesickle( you know what I mean)?? We have absolutely criminal behavior on the part of elected officials occurring that affects the freedom and right to privacy of potentially every American, and your response is that we should wait until after the next election cycle to do something about it?! Is that REALLY the way we should be responding? We shouldn't be writing our Congresspersons(especially if they are one of the guilty parties) and DEMANDING that they put an immediate stop to this activity and further demanding that the DOJ start a criminal investigation?
    Or is your position that we should just be meek, passive, complient and good little model citizens and trust that the the next batch of elected officials will be better, more honest than the last(I speak rhetorically)?
    Seriously, why are you not calling on everyone who reads your newsletters to take action on this issue?

    And to the point of your last sentence, you said you "hope...Republicans in Congress will...clean House". Republicans(and yes, politicians in general, but especially,to my, mind Republicans) never act until they are forced to by an overwhelming display of voter pushback. You want Republicans elected who will actually do the "House(and Senate) cleaning" we need done? Then you better start NOW telling them what we demand they do, or you will get the same old do nothing status quo that we have already had lo these past ten, twenty or forty years( depending on which elected official you are referring to).
    I don't believe we should be "hoping"-which rhymes with "wishing"- for change. We need to be DEMANDING the change we want to see, and we should be demanding it now, not in the next election. I think perhaps a little more emphasis on the responsibility and power that each American citizen has AND needs to be exercising would be in order in your newsletter.
    Encourage us to get engaged in these issues beyond bitching and complaining; heck, if you really wanted to empower us you could provide links to our Congress persons to contact them on these problems you keep pointing out. You have a platform that is highly respected, especially by conservatives, for informing us about relevant issues. Take it the next step and empower us to BE the change we need to see. Don't encourage us to be passive and "hope" for change down the road somewhere. That never happens. Just look at the 2020 election. To date, nothing has happened that would prevent that steal from occurring in every election henceforth. Why? Because good, honest respectable people(like yourself) have said " nothing we can do about it now; we'll have to fix it NEXT time". NO! We have to fix it NOW! We-the people- do that by calling our Governors, our Senators, our Attorneys General, every elected official over us and demanding that they do something! Demand a review of the 2020 election. Demand an explanation for why they broke the rules, or allowed the rules to be broken in that election. Keep on demanding answers, don't accept their silence!
    I could go on, and I have for much longer than I intended, but you get the idea. Every time that I contact you I end up sounding like a scratched record that keeps playing the same phrase over and over(and doesn't that reference date me). I guess that makes me a bit of a radical extremist; I can live with that. I do have great respect for you and the work that you do to keep us informed. Just, please, encourage us to be the change we want to see. Emphasize the need-and ability-to respond in an affirmative way to the attacks on our cherished Republic. Our voices do carry all the way into those lofty towers of power and prestige when enough of them get raised in unison. A perfect example is Virginia, where the voices of parents made such a rumble that it changed the outcome of a statewide election. You can be a catalyst of that kind of change nationwide, if you only will.

  • Joseph L Healy

    01/23/2022 10:38 AM

    With the UK, Scotland, Ireland, and the NFL regaining their senses over Covid & Omicron overreaction, can we expect the next variant soon?

  • Stephen Russell

    01/23/2022 09:57 AM

    J6 Comm: Let J6 Comm sample what they dish out
    What goes around comes around

  • Patrick Canan

    01/23/2022 09:29 AM

    Thanks for the article about 1/6 committee overreach, but it does not help that those who were closest to the President on that day remain so silent. They don't have to submit to the committee, but should just come out and publicly explain to the country why it took President Trump three hours to say "go home." That clarification would sure help put this story to rest. Their silence fuels the committee's fire.

  • Paul Kern

    01/22/2022 06:38 PM

    Interesting articles on the Russia collusion hoax and the committee. Shortly after the Jan. 6 "peaceful protest the Epoch Times published most of this including photos. Also many nation's leaders pointed out discrepancies their observers noted.
    What is sad, but predictable us the left are Men's " useful fools"Now many "spiritual" leaders are lining up with the left! They will be like the Russian Orthodox under Stalin. Just puppets for the CCP!
    I sure hope many are praying
    Also it would be an eye opener if you had Victor Marx on it about the human trafficking and his group working hard to rescue the thousands Biden left in Afghanistan!

  • Elizabeth McCray

    01/22/2022 05:39 PM

    Thank you SO MUCH for the basic and easily understandable explanation of the "Russia collusion" hoax, alleged participants, and ongoing investigation! It has befuddled and frustrated me for so long, but finally I have the basic foundation laid to be able to follow along more knowledgeably with future discoveries.

  • Pam Gale Short

    01/22/2022 04:04 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for this information. I know the democrats are trouble. I have been a poll worker for 34 years!

  • Lana J Dahl

    01/22/2022 03:11 PM

    Missing your acknowledgement and promoting the Protest pf all mandates going on in DC tomorrow AND the Nuremburg Code suit:
    • Seven applicants, on behalf of the British population, have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing 16 individuals of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression
    • The 16 defendants include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Peter Daszak, Bill and Melinda Gates, the CEOs of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with several other British authorities, as well as the presidents of the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Economic Forum
    ETC Go to Mercola.com for more info...but do it soon, his articles can only stay up for 48 hours

  • Floyd A Unger

    01/22/2022 02:16 PM

    Thank you. And two things. The first,very first time I heard it said that Russia preferred Trump to Hillary my first thought was “ARE YOU CRAZY!?” Second thing, I hope that my Republican representatives after winning in November won’t go back to their old ways and say “Oh well we won the past troubles are over. Let’s just let things be and move on.” THE PRICE MUST BE PAID

  • James Hartsock

    01/22/2022 01:13 PM

    If you are going to post a photo of Hillary, don’t make it better than it should be. She does not look today as your photo displays he image.