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Today's Commentary --- Trump and Russia: Liar Michael Cohen makes a sorry witness -- Flake can't leave soon enough -- Daniels turns on Avenatti -- PC woes -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Trump is armed for bear; time to declassify it all! -- Voter suppression -- Evening Edition - The Scroll -- Daily Verse
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly spent 70 hours being questioned by the special counsel. And if the questioning tactics were as abusive as those described by Jerome Corsi, there’s no telling what they got him to say. Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to one count of lying to Congress about what they’re calling “the Moscow project,” Trump’s exploratory efforts to build a Trump Tower hotel in Moscow. Cohen had told Congress that discussions ended in January of 2016, but he later told the special counsel that they went on for several more months, while Trump was running for President.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The discussions, I mean. They were perfectly legal. Lying to Congress, that’s wrong.
BuzzFeed put out a story that has been slammed by Trump as false --- it wouldn’t be the first time BuzzFeed has run “fake news” --- that as part of the negotiations, the Trump Organization planned to give Vladimir Putin the $50 million penthouse in Trump Tower Moscow, as a way to induce Russian oligarchs to live there.
Reader response to "Trump loaded for bear..."
By Huckabee staff
From reader Adrian, in response to “Trump loaded for bear...”:
I don't understand why you said if President Trump has evidence against Hillary he should present it. She has committed 33,000+ felonies using her private server for secret government documents. Trump shouldn't need to do anything. The FBI should have arrested her years ago. That in itself is proof of collusion, Hillary with the FBI, not Trump with Russia. When our primary police force is corrupt, how does anyone stomp it? This is a semi-dictatorship, but it isn't a dictatorship by the president.
From the Gov:
You are absolutely right --- we know that if the justice system were working as intended, Hillary would have been charged with thousands of counts of destroying subpoenaed evidence, obstruction of justice and mishandling classified material, just for starters. But you’ll notice she WASN’T hauled away in handcuffs, so something more has to happen if we want to keep this from becoming just another cold case.
For one thing, we need a new attorney general (the permanent kind) who will appoint a special counsel to look into the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Hillary case, as well as pay-for-play concerns regarding the Clinton Global Initiative. This really must happen; it’s the only way justice is ever going to be done in the matter of HRC. If the task of the current special counsel were really to investigate collusion with Russia, he would have been looking into THAT. (We still haven’t heard anything from Judge Huber in Salt Lake City, who was supposed to be looking into that stuff.) So the President needs to get on it, and time’s a-wastin’.
Perhaps he’s waiting for the new Senate to convene, thinking it will be a little better than the current one for getting through his nominee of choice. (For one thing, Jeff Flake won’t be there!)
The new AG will quickly need to get a handle on the special counsel, if that travesty is still going on in January. An AG doesn’t get to micromanage the day-to-day work but will at least have general oversight. It’s past time to wrap this thing up.
Perhaps Trump has already determined his strategy for declassifying the material he has in reserve. He’s probably focused on slapping-down House Democrats itching to investigate “all things Trump.” He may also be waiting for the release of Mueller’s no-doubt scathing report (offering no evidence of “collusion” on his part but lots of partisan criticism), so he can counter it with what he has.
But, again, unless there’s something about this situation we don’t know, it seems that he could accomplish much the same thing by just declassifying everything NOW. Besides, we deserve to know just how bad it it.
Thanks so much for writing!
Daniels turns on Avenatti
By Mike Huckabee
Porn star Stormy Daniels is apparently turning against her attorney Michael Avenatti. Daniels told NBC that Avenatti filed that disastrous defamation suit against President Trump against her wishes. She claims that he’s not shown her the respect and deference an attorney should show to a client, including speaking on her behalf without her approval, refusing to tell her how her legal defense fund was being spent, and launching a new fundraiser without her consent, using her face and name without permission and attributing words to her that she never said. Avenatti responded that there were a number of things in her statement that were not accurate, but didn’t specify them.
Well, this is a real conundrum. Who are we supposed to believe: a sleazy exhibitionist who does disgusting things in front of cameras for money, or the porn star?
By Mike Huckabee
And now, another chapter in the never-ending series of business stories from the “Get ‘Woke,’ Go Broke” desk. This one shows the danger of thinking that leftist vegans who live in big city apartments are going to patronize your outdoor goods and gun stores after you tick off all the conservatives and hunters.
Google is altering its autofill program so that when users are typing, it won’t suggest any pronouns of a specific gender. I guess this means that not even Google can figure out what gender some people are these days.
The Baltic Experience 2019
By Mike Huckabee
I am thrilled to announce an unforgettable trip to the Baltics for the summer of 2019! After many years of the Israel Experiences and our most recent trip the Mediterranean Experience cruise, we are bringing you another phenomenal cruise, the Baltic Experience! This all-inclusive cruise will feature some of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea and we will get to travel to and absorb these destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship from the Azamara Cruise line. If you have traveled with us before, you already know that all-inclusive means exactly that and there are no surprises along the way. The Baltic Experience will be no different. And when the weather is often unbearably hot throughout most of the US in August, we will be enjoying the cool and delightful weather that makes travel in the Baltic region perfect. Once again we have the entire ship and will fill our time on board with spectacular entertainment and special guests. In addition to the cruise we have multiple pre and post cruise offerings you can choose from to extend your trip. Our last cruise sold out in record time so we encourage you to get your cabin secured soon. We look forward to traveling with you soon and as always we will work tirelessly and do everything in our control to bring you The Greatest Trip.
See you on the boat,
Trump is armed for bear; time to declassify it all!
By Mike Huckabee
After two years of special counsel nonsense and the sinking feeling that justice will never prevail, we’re finally seeing some of Robert Mueller’s targets and witnesses fighting back, vigorously. By far the most heartening of these is the President of the United States himself, who is starting to talk tough.
This travesty of “justice” has been going on for so long, with seemingly no limitations, that I know many of my readers have thrown up their hands and given up thinking there will ever be anything but a two-tiered system of justice. “Why doesn’t the President DO something??” is the common lament. “I have no hope that Hillary will ever pay for anything she’s done,” is another. Some are so disgusted (or confused, or bored) that they don’t even want to think about it any more.
And that is just what the left wants to hear from Trump supporters. They’d love to see us give up or be distracted by something else –- anything else –- and tune them out while they continue working feverishly to get Trump out of office, no matter what they have to do. (Never mind that this would leave them with a President Pence; they hate Trump so much that I’m not sure they’ve thought that far ahead.) Democrats in the House intend to investigate Trump’s potential business conflicts of interest, his tax returns, his family, any past dealings with Russia, and anything else he ever said or did in his entire life, if that’s what it takes.
By Mike Huckabee
If Republicans really are the monsters that leftists claim, we sure are lousy at it. For instance, if President Trump is a “Nazi” and “literally Hitler,” his strong backing of Israel shows he’s doing it all wrong. Likewise, if he’s a “Putin puppet,” then you’d think he’d be less tough on Russia than the last Administration, not far more.
And then there’s the constant Democratic complaint that Republicans engage in “voter suppression,” most recently exemplified by Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who seems determined to break Hillary Clinton’s Guinness World Record for World’s Biggest Sore Loser. She’s suing her own state over her claim that when he was Secretary of State, the winner, Brian Kemp, purged the voter rolls and unfairly blocked thousands of Georgians from voting. In fact, the purge was a necessity to keep the voter rolls accurate, meant to identify people who had moved out or died (I can see why Democrats would be upset at removing dead people from the voter rolls, but I digress.)
Now, the Washington Examiner has analyzed the vote and found that since Kemp took office as Secretary of State in 2010, voter participation has actually skyrocketed. This year’s election saw 55% turnout, which is 14% higher than the 2014 midterms and nearly as high as the 2016 Presidential election. Abrams got 1.9 million votes, more than Hillary Clinton got in Georgia in 2016. That’s some really incompetent voter suppression on the part of Georgia Republicans.
The inevitable conclusion is that Ms Abrams’ real complaint isn’t that Georgians weren't allowed to vote. It’s that not quite enough of them voted for her. Cry me a river.
Evening Edition - November 29
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
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