Afternoon Edition for October 19

October 19, 2019

Join me tonight for an explosive new episode of “Huckabee,” when I welcome Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett to talk about the Deep State coup against the President exposed in his blockbuster new book, “Witch Hunt.”  Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn will talk about protecting your privacy online. One of America’s top business women, Anne Beiler of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, will reveal a tragic story behind her success.  Illusionist Ken Harley will amaze you, and the goofy news of “In Case You Missed It” will amuse you.  We’ll also pay a visit to the Musicians’ Hall of Fame, and wrap up with a fantastic new song for the troops from country music legend Charlie Daniels. 

All that and more is coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests.  It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee

 

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I'm sure we'll talk about this more next week, but just FYI: on Friday, the State Department released a report into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/report-hillary-clinton-emails-violations-faults

It examined the approximately 30,000 emails that Hillary actually didn’t destroy, and just among those, it found 38 individuals were responsible for 91 security violations, with another 497 violations for which it was unable to assign responsibility to any one person.  

That’s funny, because I can think of one person to whom you could assign responsibility for all the security violations that sprang from Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured private server for government business.  But what do you bet that none of these people will face any more consequences for their violations than she did?

 

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Think it was outrageous that Hunter Biden got $50,000 a month from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma just for being on their board while being named “Biden”?  Well, here’s a correction:  It was actually $83,333 a month. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-paid-80g-per-month-while-on-board-of-ukranian-gas-company-report

That from a report by National Review, which claims Burisma paid Biden and his business partner Devon Archer $83,333 each per month for “consulting services,” while Biden served as a non-executive “ceremonial figure” with a “powerful name.”  Burisma’s founder reportedly hired Biden to “protect” the company in the face of prosecution. 

Not that there’s anything wrong with that! As the story at the link dutifully notes, “No evidence of wrongdoing has been found.”  Which seems to me like a big part of the problem

On a side note, I love the subhead Fox News gave to this story: “Hunter Gatherer.” No kidding!  In another related story, I’m thinking of changing my name to “Mike Huckabee Biden.”

Ironically, Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign is falling behind his rivals on fundraising, and he’s urging his supporters to give more. Here’s a modest suggestion: put Hunter Biden in charge of fundraising. He seems to have a real knack for it.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-campaign-fundraising-off-of-cash-shortfall

 

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This week, Nancy Pelosi declared, “The Russians have been trying to get a foothold in the Middle East unsuccessfully, and now the President has given them an opportunity” (by pulling out about 50 Special Forces troops from Syria.)

https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2019/10/18/pelosi-attacks-trump-syria-troubling-remark-reveals-ignorant/

For those with bad short-term memory, a reminder from RedState.com:

“Russia has had a naval base in Syria since 1971. They’ve been providing military support in the Syrian civil war on behalf of the Assad government since 2015, when they came in after Barack Obama’s many ‘red line’ threats against the Assad regime using chemical weapons amounted to nothing. The Russians proclaimed subsequently that they were making their presence permanent.”

And that’s just in Syria alone. In February, 2018, Trump reversed the hands-off policy against Russians in Syria with a deadly attack that killed about 300 Russians, after they helped Bashar al-Assad’s government fire on a US position.

Read more at the link, and enjoy as a bonus a photo of a smiling Nancy Pelosi shaking hands with Assad.  In her defense, at least he’s not Russian.

 

 

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It’s been said many times that one of the reasons Republicans support Donald Trump is that he fights back.  This is also one reason why liberals hate him: when they call him a crooked, racist, sexist, homophobic, illegitimate, lying, fascist, Nazi con man, he fights back.  And that makes him “divisive.”

This week’s Project Veritas undercover video expose of the blatant anti-Trump bias of CNN (ordered from the top by president Jeff Zucker, and so heavy-handed that many CNN employees privately complain about it) gave Trump all the more reason to fight back. But rather than just call the network “fake news” again, he had his personal attorneys send CNN a letter threatening to sue.  Bet they didn’t see that one coming!

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-threatens-cnn-lawsuit-undercover-video-emerges/

The letter, readable at the link, goes on for four pages listing CNN’s infractions and applicable laws under which they might be held legally liable.  CNN dismissed the threat as a “desperate PR stunt” that “doesn’t merit a response.”  But it’s not up to CNN to decide whether it merits a response.  If Trump wants to press it, he can take them to court.  It’s notoriously difficult for a public figure, much less the President, to sue for defamation, but this suit takes a different approach along the lines of "false advertising," accusing CNN of violating various laws by misrepresenting itself to the public and to advertisers by claiming to be an objective news source while actually pumping out propaganda motivated by Zucker’s “personal vendetta” against Trump.

It will be interesting to see if this is, indeed, just a PR stunt, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  Trump has plenty of money for lawyers, and even if he eventually loses the case, he might consider it well worth it just to drag CNN’s rancid journalistic practices through the courts and into the public square. Just sending the letter alone insured that the list of CNN’s infractions against journalism from the Project Veritas videos made the news, when many news outlets had ignored the original story.   

And before CNN protests that people shouldn’t be allowed to file lawsuits just to prevent someone from doing their job, they should remember all the frivolous lawsuits over the past couple of years to prevent Trump from exercising his legitimate powers as President.  People file those kinds of lawsuits against Trump all the time.  Sometimes, they win, and CNN celebrates. It might not be so much fun to be on the other side of one.  

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  • Carl Smith

    10/21/2019 12:49 AM

    Shame CNN cannot share their Good Fortune with MSLSD , and the legacy media ! Wait The Game has just started. They have been complicit with the DNC in REAL COLLUSION and all I can say is just when we need the 4th Estate to be the Watch Dog for We the People we find a distorted excuse of people posing as Journalist. It's almost as low as the NBA and LeBron James siding with a Government so corrupt we can't even count the deaths in ways we cannot imagine all for $$$$. As Mark Twain once expressed about money I guess the same can be said for China and Russia- A million Deaths here and a few more million There and before long we're talking Real MURDER. Whose side is Right?

  • Gary Stilwell

    10/20/2019 06:55 PM

    Again today I watch that fat,bald little person on cnn - you know--the one who talks so rapidly and has such terrible body language you are hard pressed to actually discern what he's talking about{his words don't match his mouth movements}(but it is certainly animated, unfounded trump hate)
    The guy has been relegated recently to only Sundays--maybe, just maybe cnn has determined this nutcase is making bad for the network--his replacement on the AM edition is not much better---BUT, you can see the change in the words(of course not the expressions) but the words are now interspersed more frequently with opposing views---I believe this organization is on the downturn, and they see it coming--they are attempting early-on damage control--you will see further evidence of this as soon as Trump's lawsuit settles in--watch, and learn------

  • rodney burke

    10/20/2019 05:18 PM

    I'm sure the lawyers filing the suit against CNN are thinking well beyond simple defamation. When they start citing specific laws and specific charges WELL beyond simple defamation. CNN better take notice. When a judge starts seeing parts of the USC being cited as well as other charges, things are NOT gonna look good. DT fighting back is funny, Libs don't LIKE us fighting back, we expose them for what they aren't...Lovers of freedom and justice. They are open advocates for tryanny and utter control. It's time we conservatives said "No more, this is NOT gonna fly.
    As for hilary? She is 100% corrupt and evil and she makes no attempt to hide it. Nothing she says is to be believed anymore. She just makes it up in her insanity

  • Debra Carnahan

    10/20/2019 01:20 PM

    Why are they even bothering with all these investigations, the guilty will never be punished for anything they do. No one is held responsible for their acts, its just a waste of taxpayer money. If they were held responsible, this nonsense would stop. PUT SOMEONE IN PRISON!!!

  • tom jeffs

    10/20/2019 08:04 AM

    28, repeat, 28 SUPER SUPER SUPER AMERICAN SOLDIERS were able to keep Turkey from invading Syria ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Sharon James

    10/19/2019 11:44 PM

    Nancy Pelosi and others are going to Jordon to talk about Syria. Can they just go and interfere with President Trump’s efforts in Syria?

  • David McGillvray

    10/19/2019 10:34 PM

    If Hill-liar-ry knows that Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein are Russian agents, is this inside knowledge?


    Enjoy your newsletters and your show, when you appear on Fox.

  • George B Burrus

    10/19/2019 09:53 PM

    NRA survey requires joining NRA in order to be able to submit it. While i agree with much of what they are trying to accomplish, i do not intend to join. This approach is consistent with surveys Trump sends. I like much of what he has done as president, but my response to the surveys does not go through unless i make a donation. I have made donations to him at other times, but i do not like this approach on "questions" or "surveys".

  • Dusty

    10/19/2019 09:50 PM

    Great to see your show tonight on TBN . Makes my day . CNN is dead and I wish there was a way to keep them out of airports not fair that they have contracted and no one else is able to do their news WHY NOT? I just stopped watching I saw the lies and manipulation of Demos over the Pubs. At one time I liked this news show and MSNBC. I had voted for Joe twice in the panhandle but he is so lost now per Mika she has been able to brain wash him to the liberal beliefs. All the others on there are the same people and all are total liberals maybe two were use to be Republicans. I use to actually like Chris Matthews he was so for Hillary yet at one time he could not stand her. So it goes.
    Today if Trump I would just say no more and not run and go back and take care of all my business and maybe even open a hotel in Russia why not? If such a buddy and pal supposedly of Putin then do real business. See the Swamp on both sides is not wanting to let go they have too many interest in their lobbyist and where Trump is wanting to bring back our good jobs and make trade fair they do not? They owe their lobbyist who their companies no doubt are part of that top 1%. So now we get a group who stand with the Demos on Syria a battle that their Pres Obama let go and ignored and over 500,000 died. Now we do not want the Kurds who did help us per ISIS to be killed so now to work an agreement to protect this group with Turkey. Then what will Russia and Syria do. Move the Kurds somwhere safe and then let the battle begin and see where Iran comes in? Yes, we had to help the Saudis been our ally many years and for years are big provider for gas. They were attacked per Iran so we are sending in troops to protect and help their own battle if they must. We need this for also Israel. Back this President but I would not want this battle and the lies and these people who are so corrupt. Battle that the Pubs should be taking on and a few have been the only ones WHY?

  • Deborah McCallum

    10/19/2019 09:31 PM

    Pelosi & the despicable dems are doing more for Putin than anything our Prez could do, as they create devisiveness in the Country using false narratives, distractions and hate mongering. They care not about our Country.

  • Joan Price

    10/19/2019 09:01 PM

    Illegals should not get welfare because they didn’t pay into it but because they are here ILLEGALLY.

  • john kuns

    10/19/2019 08:43 PM

    how about you mix 1 good story with 2 bad storys and i would red your n letters more
    ps a list of goals for america to work for maby a check list instead of so many differnt ideas all sorts of people sincerely john im 78 and feel i have seen the best of america
    UNITED WE STAND OR DIVIDED WE /?????????????????

  • Jim Adsley

    10/19/2019 07:19 PM

    I believe Obama and Hillary had the ambassador Stevens in Bengazi set up the alternative embassy to basically run guns to their favorites in other countries. There were many weapons in the country before Obama and Hillary decided to eliminate Kadaffi. I believe Hillary's unsecured email system led to the outing of Stevens activity by those opposed to the groups Obama was sending weapons to. That culpability probably was a a big reason why Hillary destroyed the emails. Romney blew it big time by not outing this behavior, He should be embarrassed by the trauma we suffered by another 4 years of Obama due his lack of guts!

  • Erik

    10/19/2019 07:18 PM

    What do you know about this video shown at a trump event where trump was superimposed over the Kingsman movie clip? It’s got Kathy griffin fearing for her life.

  • Steven Swanson

    10/19/2019 07:11 PM

    Amen, Brother!??

  • Susie Knickel

    10/19/2019 06:38 PM

    I stand behind Trump!!??????

  • Tommy Burns

    10/19/2019 06:31 PM

    You hit the nail on the head. We as Christians do not condone President Trumps language which he uses often, but we do appreciate finally a "Republican that will stand up and fight back against the communistic, socialist, liberal demonicrats. We also appreciate him keeping his promises and fighting for our nation. I will be voting for President Trump in 2020.

    Is there anyway that we can get rid of John Kasich and Mitt Romney? I regretfully voted for Mitt in 2012, but we didn't have much of a choice. My first choice was this guy named Huckabee ? I believe he would have fought for America and Americans.

  • Donna Merolle

    10/19/2019 06:09 PM

    Fun and interesting reading. We watch your show every week and thoroughly enjoy it, especially your opening statement (or opinion, whatever you want to call it). Thanks for everything, you are a true joy. DM

  • JC Holland

    10/19/2019 06:01 PM

    Mike please explain why Barr would not bring charges against Hillary Now? All the evidence is there. Is he afraid of her too?

  • BARRY LIGUS

    10/19/2019 05:59 PM

    It will be intetesting to see how Putin deals with Turkey. Turkey has been buying Russian weaponry after the USA denied certain items, and now appear to take a confrontational stance against a Russian ally.

  • Stuart Seashols

    10/19/2019 05:38 PM

    Thanks for the up to date and factual information!

  • Leland Busbee

    10/19/2019 05:28 PM

    Fact: Adam Schiff lied more than once to his own Congress and to the American people in his never ending efforts to destroy our President! Question: why is he not under arrest?

  • Anna Marie Eier

    10/19/2019 05:16 PM

    LOve Your Comments!

  • Firewagon

    10/19/2019 05:09 PM

    "....he’s urging his supporters to give more." Wut, Biden's 'pal,' the Burisma founder, can't come up with at least 20 million or so of that 1.5 Billion ole Hunter rounded up for him from the Chinese? WOW!, what a One Way pal.........

  • Jerry Korba

    10/19/2019 05:07 PM

    It would be wonderful to see CNN pay a very large amount of money for all the hate put on America because of Zucker's hate for an American elected President. I would like to know what our reason is to be in Syria as a Military force. All the forces we have around the World how many are that necessary? If we need to get to a hot spot on this planet how long will it take? We don't attack other countries on a just a thought we will get in a position that gives us an advantage. We have a set in South Korea if something wrong happens we have equipment there most countries have defense forces they can use till we receive a help wanted plea. Are we sure Germany and Turkey are worth our finances. Germany Turkey all buy from Russia and we pay to help defend them against Russia China it seems simple to me we are being taken advantaged of. Put our resources back in the USA's pocket build up the Forces to protect our selfs just in case Turkey Russia China North Korea gets a little froggy and wants to jump on us. Lets not forget for a second if our offense or defense looks weak we have a huge target to defend. Fall a sleep or get weak for a second remember Pearl harbor the Twin Towers. They fall and they burn.