BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
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In one of the most outrageous verdicts yet related to January 6th (and that’s really saying something), former Trump advisor Dr. Peter Navarro was found guilty of two criminal counts for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify in front of Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Kangaroo Kommittee. Navarro, who was arrested at the airport as he was about to fly to Nashville to be on my TV show, was put in leg irons to humiliate him in public, and thrown into jail. And now he’s facing potential heavy fines and 30 days to a year in jail on each charge.
Navarro eventually did make it to my show and explained what this was all about. You can see that interview here:
Bear in mind that Navarro refused to testify because President Trump told him to cite executive privilege. Also remember that this was an illegitimate committee, formed in violation of the requirements of its creation. It blocked questioning of witnesses by Republicans, allowed the airing of false evidence, and destroyed many hours of closed-door testimony. If anyone should be facing jail for actions involving that Kommittee, it’s the members themselves.
Navarro called the verdict “nuts,” but said he knew what it would be going in, and that he was another victim of the “weaponized Biden Justice Department.” One of his attorneys said, “This case is not over by a long shot.” They immediately moved for a mistrial, and failing that, will appeal. I with them the very best of luck.
If you think I’m just being a partisan Republican in calling this selective prosecution, then congratulations on being too young to remember Barack Obama’s Attorney General and “wing man,” Eric Holder, who cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over subpoenaed documents in the “Fast & Furious scandal” to Congress. He was charged with contempt of Congress, too. And what happened to him? Obama’s DOJ dismissed the threat to jail Holder as a “stunt,” and Judge Amy Berman Jackson (who later presided over trials of Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone) ruled the contempt motion against Holder to be “entirely unnecessary.”
In short, Holder really did show complete contempt for Congressional subpoenas, and skated away, thumbing his nose at Congress. Still want to lecture me about equal justice under the law?
Illegal immigration problems
I’ve written before about how the busing of a relative handful of the massive illegal immigrant invasion from red border states to blue “sanctuary” cities was dismissed as a joke, then denounced as “inhumane,” before finally being acknowledged as the most effective thing anyone has done so far to force leftists to face the dire consequences of their idiotic policies. Their hippy-dippy posturing about welcoming all, and how there “are no illegal human beings,” melted like an ice cream cone in the Texas heat once all those buses full of people started arriving to take them up on their insincere invitation.
Now, even the leaders of blue states and cities are screaming for federal aid and demanding to know what Biden is doing to stop the border invasion he caused (hint: not a darned thing – No border IS his border policy.) New York City Mayor Eric Adams just made headlines by warning that the 10,000 “migrants” a month that are arriving are going to “destroy New York City.” I’m sure Texas is thinking, “Try dealing with 100,000 a month and then we’ll talk.”
Adams also warned that with all these people arriving from all over the world, “the city we knew, we’re about to lose.” This inspired a MUST-READ Twitter thread by Breitbart News writer John Hayward that absolutely eviscerates the hollow virtue-signaling of Democrat politicians and points out how any Republican who said what Adams did would have been branded a racist and xenophobe by the Democrats.
(Remember when they called Trump a xenophobe just for trying to keep terrorists from coming here from the Middle East or COVID carriers from coming in from China? Now, Biden wears a mask sporadically even as he allows everyone with who-knows-what diseases to come streaming across our border.)
The Babylon Bee also has a perfect satirical commentary on Adams’ sudden awakening to reality:
The Border Patrol also doesn't approve of how Biden is forcing them not to do their job.
With blue states finally starting to suffer some of the consequences of their open border policies that they thought would be inflicted solely only on those bumpkin border states, and finding that it’s not so much fun, what is Biden’s solution? Not to restore Trump-era border security, Heaven forbid! No, this White House is reportedly considering imposing a “Remain in Texas” policy. Not “Remain in Mexico” (horrors!), but letting all the illegal aliens into Texas, then banning them from leaving and inconveniencing any blue states.
As Dave Barry says, I am not making this up:
Nice try, but I don’t think Gov. Abbott or any other border state Governor will abide by that. Besides, once they’re here, according to Democrat dogma, we have to treat them as if they’re US citizens, and US citizens have a traditional right to travel unimpeded between the states. The Democrats wouldn’t want to do anything to imply that there’s a legal difference between being a US citizen and being an illegal alien, would they?...
Bill Richardson passes
I don’t want to let this week pass without making mention of the death of former UN Ambassador, Energy Secretary and Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. He passed away at home in Massachusetts in his sleep at 75.
After leaving government, he founded the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, which worked to free hostages and political prisoners from foreign nations and supported their families. That work earned him several Nobel Peace Prize nominations. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers for Barbara Richardson, his wife of over 50 years, and his family.
Stories worth reading
I haven’t covered many of the stories raising objections to the COVID vaccines because (A.) I’m not a doctor or medical researcher, and (B.) it’s kind of pointless because if I link to them, this newsletter gets blocked and demonetized by gatekeepers like Google, so nobody will even see it (another good reason to subscribe to our Substack version.)
But since this story involves a major celebrity, maybe it will make it past the self-appointed censors. To minimize risk, I won’t describe it, I’ll just link to it and suggest you read it yourself.
I also hope we won’t get flagged for sharing this completely accurate hard news report that a New York State Supreme Court Justice ruled in favor of 10 employees fired by the New York City Department of Education for refusing to take the COVID 19 vaccine.
He found that there was “no rational basis” for the department’s denial of their request for religious accommodation, which was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable,” and that “each classroom teacher amongst the Panel Petitioners is entitled to a religious exemption from the Vaccine Mandate." He ordered them all reinstated to their jobs with back pay.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t help the thousands of other New York teachers and education workers who lost their jobs for refusing to comply with the vaccine mandate. But it does set a precedent for future legal action, which must really needle the vaccine zealots.
We’ve all heard the old saying that a conservative is a liberal who got mugged. Well, in this story, that’s exactly what happened…literally.
Far-left Minnesota Democratic Party vice chairwoman Shivanthi Sathanandan was a proponent of defunding the police. We all know how that’s worked out, but she discovered it the hard way when four armed young male carjackers viciously assaulted her in front of her home and her children in broad daylight.
It resulted in severe injuries and a complete attitude adjustment. She issued a statement thanking the Minneapolis Police for coming to her rescue and demanding that the city “catch these young people who are running wild creating chaos across our city and HOLD THEM IN CUSTODY AND PROSECUTE THEM. PERIOD." Along with a photo of her bloody face, she added, "Look at my face. REMEMBER ME when you are thinking about supporting letting juveniles and young people out of custody to roam our streets instead of HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.” That's the sure sign of someone who's experienced the results of leftist policies: a furious social media post in ALL CAPS.
I am genuinely sorry that she had to suffer this and pray that her injuries heal fully and quickly. I also thank her for being so honest about her change of views, and I hope that it will inspire other people who have fallen for leftist delusions to see the light. And I hope other Democrats will just be mugged by reality without having to be mugged by thugs first.
UPDATE on the Georgia RICO case against Donald Trump:
He’s also now considering requesting a move to federal court, which would destroy DA Fani Willis’ dream of having a circus-like, four-month mass trial of 19 people on charges that are connected only in her fevered imagination.
Kudos to Gov. DeSantis
Kudos to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to tolerate a heckler who tried to push the slanderous leftist lie that he or all Republicans somehow bear responsibility for one racist nutjob going on a shooting rampage against black people.
It’s been said that advertising is the art of disconnecting the brain long enough to sell people something. For Democrats, “politics” has become the art of disconnecting the brains of their voters long enough to sell them the lie that Republicans are racists so that they’ll keep voting for politicians who are ruining their lives. The sycophant media may echo this garbage without question, but there’s no reason why Republicans have to keep quiet and let it be repeated as if it had any legitimacy.
Besides, if the Republican Governor is personally responsible for every murder of a black Florida resident, then let’s start filing mass murder charges against all the Democrat office holders in Illinois for the virtual genocide of black residents of Chicago.
Byron York in the Washington Examiner contrasts the way the Biden “Justice” Department made excuses and begged for leniency for violent BLM and Antifa rioters, claiming that they were frustrated and “a riot is the language of the unheard”…and the way they treat January 6th rioters (as well as protesters and even bystanders who didn’t riot at all) by painting them as terrorists and demanding decades of jail time.
Does anyone even wonder anymore why polls show so many Americans see the DOJ and the FBI as “Biden’s personal Gestapo”?
A jarring poll to Democrats
I always urge people to put no stock in any polls taken a looooong time before an election. But this particular poll must be so jarring to the Democrats – especially since it comes from their “see no evil” cheerleaders at CNN – that it could have major repercussions now. The poll found President Biden losing to every major GOP challenger (including Trump by 47-46%), except Ron DeSantis (tied 47-47%) and Vivek Ramaswamy (Biden leads 46-45%, but that’s well within the 3.6-point margin of error.) Nikki Haley does best, beating Biden by 49-43%.
In addition, 58% of respondents have an unfavorable impression of Biden, only 45% think he cares about people like them, 33% describe him as someone they’re proud to have as President, 28% say he inspires confidence, and 26% think has the stamina and mental sharpness to serve effectively. 61% believe he did have some involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings. Even among Democrats, two-thirds want a different candidate than Biden.
So while it is very early and polls are bound to change drastically, I'm wondering if this one might scare Democrats into changing the name of the Democrat candidate that will be appearing on future polls.
FBI fed David Weiss a fake Giuliani story they leaked to NY TIMES
For the past few days, legal analyst Margot Cleveland has been focusing like a laser beam on breaking news in the Hunter Biden case and Biden family financial scandal.
On Tuesday, she had an exclusive story about emails showing the FBI leaked a fake story to THE NEW YORK TIMES, as one step in a plan to spoon-feed them to Delaware U.S. Attorney/Special Counsel David Weiss. Gosh, it’s just like old times, when corrupt Crossfire Hurricane agents leaked stories to the media about Trump and Russia. Recall how, in a strategy called “circular reporting,” those stories in the media were used by the FBI as confirmation of their suspicions. Here it is again.
In December 2020, they leaked to the NYT that Rudy Giuliani was the source of claims of corruption against the Bidens (as if that alone were enough to discredit such evidence). The NYT story portrayed then-U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, whom then-Attorney General Bill Barr had tasked with screening all new material relating to Ukraine, as a partisan hack out to get the Bidens, and falsely said Brady had pushed the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office to investigate them based on material provided by Giulani.
But the FBI had to know Giuliani was not the source, because the bribery allegations had come from their own very credible “confidential human source” (CHS), whose allegations about Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky saying he’d paid $10 million to two Bidens were immortalized in a now-public “1023.” The FBI had leaked the story that Giuliani was behind the bribery claim right after news broke that Hunter was being investigated by the IRS.
It took Sen. Chuck Grassley releasing the unredacted parts of that “1023” this year to confirm that the Biden bribery story had come from a credible FBI source --- NOT Rudy Giuliani.
Doesn’t the NY TIMES ever get tired of reporting lies and furthering the cause of liars? They seem to take great pride in that work, having won awards for it. The reporters who won a Pulitzer for their false reporting on Trump/Russia “collusion” probably take turns polishing and displaying it.
It wasn’t until this year that we learned, through IRS whistleblower testimony and statements from former Attorney General Bill Barr, that Giuliani had NOT been the source. And we know even more now through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project. The never-before-seen emails this lawsuit turned up were shared exclusively with THE FEDERALIST. And one particular email thread shows how the fake Giuliani story was passed to David Weiss.
An email dated December 11, 2020, and sent from the FBI Office of Public Affairs’ National Press Office to the FBI’s Baltimore Office forwarded the NYT article, which, as Cleveland reports, “spun evidence obtained by the Pittsburgh office as originating from Giuliani disinformation.” The FBI in Baltimore were providing support to the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office investigating Hunter. Sure enough, the email thread shows that within two hours, the link to the fake NYT story had been forwarded to a number of Baltimore agents, and from there to Weiss’ top agents, including Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf. (Wolf has been implicated in what we have no problem calling obstruction in the Hunter case.) The story was sent on to Weiss, and from Weiss to another member of the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office, name redacted. Virtually everyone connected to the Hunter investigation ate up the fake Giuliani story with a spoon.
Cleveland suspects that some in the U.S. attorney’s office, such as Wolf, were well aware of the existence of the “1023” and the information in it but that the boss, Weiss, likely was in the dark. Some in the Pennsylvania U.S. attorney’s office were apparently also kept ignorant of Hunter’s laptop by the Delaware office.
We don’t know whether Weiss knew these details or not, but the emails confirm he and other top officials were fed the fake NYT story about Giuliani being the source for the Hunter bribery allegations. So, tracing it back, who at the FBI fed the fake story to willing scribes at the NYT?
Here’s another good write-up on her column…
In her piece the next day, Cleveland digs deeper, expanding on the idea that a few select DOJ and FBI agents buried the “1023” alleging Biden bribery. When IRS lead investigator-turned-
In an update specifically on Hunter’s IRS case --- the gun and tax charges --- Cleveland suggests that Special Counsel Weiss is going to be just as soft on Hunter as U.S. Attorney Weiss was going to be.
Recall that Hunter’s hyper-aggressive legal team, led by Democrat powerhouse Abbe Lowell, was claiming the “sweetheart” deal (our word, not theirs) they’d tried to sneak past the judge in a pretrial diversion agreement had been agreed to and thus was in force, whether the judge liked it or not. They continue to maintain this, in response to Judge Maryellen Norieka’s order last week for both parties to provide her with an update.
The government says the agreement was never executed. (As Lucy of PEANUTS once said, “Peculiar thing about this signed document. It was never notarized.”) The defense says it was. So the impasse remains; Cleveland has the details.
But I could save you some time and sum up this case as an inexcusable mess --- inexcusable because it’s taken five years to “investigate” and “prosecute (maybe)” Hunter on these few tax and gun charges (never mind bribery and money laundering), in what for you or me would be an open-and-shut case.
As Cleveland explains, there’s no case law on this, “as the federal government has never entered into an agreement remotely resembling the deal offered to Hunter Biden.” Judge Noreika will be deciding this case as “an issue of first impression.” But the next step is for Special Counsel Weiss to obtain a grand jury indictment on the gun charge. Weiss seems to be taking his sweet time, which suggests to Cleveland that Hunter is still getting the kid-glove treatment from him.
But whatever happens, or does not happen, to Hunter, we can agree that the most important part of this case is determining the involvement of then-Vice President Biden in his family’s financial exploits. To that end, the House Oversight Committee posted evidence on Wednesday that in 2015, then-VP Biden worked with Hunter’s business partner Eric Schwerin on White House talking points related to the Burisma corruption scandal before personally signing off on them. It looks as though Schwerin conveyed to the White House the exact quotes they wanted put into these. Just a little service Burisma appears to have received for putting the Vice President’s son on its board. Smart investment!
Chairman James Comer of Kentucky is “calling on the National Archives to provide complete and unredacted documents related to the Office of the Vice President colluding with the Biden family…” REDSTATE has details on specifically what he’s asking for.
Finally, let’s contrast Margot Cleveland’s lawyerly approach to the Biden scandal with the more emotional take in Victor Davis Hanson’s new piece for TOWNHALL. With a variety of alleged felonies ranging from bribery to tax evasion, the frustrated Hanson says, the fact that Hunter hasn’t yet been prosecuted for anything is “scandalous.” And he thinks Hunter, after years of trying to win love and respect from his family, is continuing his reckless behavior to send them a message: that he will not be their fall guy.
“Biden is an embittered, angry son,” Hanson observes. “As the Biden bagman for foreign shakedown cash, he did the dirty work and most risked the legal exposure that made all the Bidens rich.” Hanson does not believe Hunter intends to go to prison “while the other exempt Bidens continue to enjoy their ill-gotten riches due to Hunter’s imaginative cons.” He suspects this is the real reason why they moved Hunter into the White House and continue to keep him close.
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