President Trump’s political opponents and most of those in the media (but I repeat myself) have lost their minds.

Usually, “lost their minds” is just an expression, not to be taken literally, meaning that people need to get a grip.  But this time, after a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin Monday in Helsinki, Finland, in which Trump publicly offered some positive words about Putin –- keep in mind, no one but their translators knows what had been said behind closed doors –- these people seem literally to have gone stark raving mad, to the point of needing antipsychotic medication and perhaps early retirement to an assisted living facility where they can be kept away from sharp objects.  An MRI would show that their brains are no longer firing on all cylinders, if they ever were.


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The President is a negotiator with specific goals in mind, not a politician or diplomat; he doesn’t always choose the exact words I might use in a given situation, and this press conference was no exception.  At the same time, I’d really like to ask those who say his conduct bordered on treason:  what is so wrong with someone who has been victimized the way Trump has by his own intelligence community to expressing a lack of trust in that community?  The President surely knows that Putin isn’t to be trusted –- regardless of what he said for Putin’s consumption –- but who says Trump's intelligence agencies are?



To answer that question, let’s review.  Former CIA Director John Brennan, who on Monday called Trump “treasonous” and “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors," voted for the Communist Party candidate for President when America was deep in the Cold War, and judging from his tweets, he’s as active and virulent an anti-Trumper as one will ever encounter.  It’s inconceivable that he hasn’t been involved in the broad effort to sabotage Trump.

The FBI used unverified information paid for by Hillary’s 2016 campaign (through two layers of intermediaries) to get FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign associates.  It defied protocol to exonerate Hillary to keep her a viable candidate against Trump.  Former FBI Director James Comey leaked government information to a professor friend, an FBI “freelancer,” with the express purpose of getting a special counsel to investigate Trump.  Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is under investigation for lying about leaks to the media, and it was in “Andy’s office” that FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page discussed an “insurance policy” against Trump being President. 

Strzok and Page, in their thousands of texts, made it clear they hated Trump and his supporters and wanted to stop Trump from becoming President.  Coincidentally (sure), Strzok headed both the Hillary and the “Trump/Russia” investigations and was part of the special counsel probe until the exposure of his anti-Trump texts risked the “appearance” of bias.


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions surprised Trump, early on, by recusing himself from anything “Russia” and so cannot act concerning any of this.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed off on one of the FISA warrant renewals on the “Trump/Russia” spying and SHOULD have recused himself but didn’t.  Rosenstein’s timing of his indictment a few days ago of more Russians seemed strangely calculated to throw a big monkey wrench into the meeting between Trump and Putin. 

There’s much more.  The DOJ shut down tight when it came to documents relating to the start of the “Trump/Russia” probe.  They redacted the material they released so compulsively that entire pages were blacked out.  FOIA requests and congressional subpoenas were ignored.  When Congress held hearings, the FBI sent in their own attorneys to make sure witnesses didn’t answer.  Special counsel Robert Mueller packed his own team with with Hillary donors and supporters, and brought on Andrew Weissmann, a hard-nosed specialist in the kind of legal torture intended to get witnesses to “sing” –- or “compose,” if necessary, to bring down the big fish (in this case, Trump).  And the President is absolutely right to question the whereabouts of the DNC server and who might have breached it.  (Much more on this at the link below.)

I could go on.  Now, considering all this, should Trump really be criticized for not expressing more confidence in his intelligence agencies?

https://thefederalist.com/2018/07/12/the-russia-investigation-is-a-puzzle-designed-never-to-be-solved/

  

 

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  • Sheila A Davis

    07/22/2018 02:31 AM

    Why should he take the information that Brennan, Clapper and others gave him when the whole time they said that it was inconclusive to begin with...then the FBI did not confiscate the DNC server and now it's lost...they actually took information from crowdstrike..where they ones who told them that it was Russia that hack the DNC server...seriously....would you believe them, I sure don't.

  • Vicki Blankenship

    07/18/2018 03:01 PM

    I totally agree. Some time ago, I remember hearing someone state that there are people who can make it appear that hacks came from another country, such as Russia, when they really didn't. This makes me wonder whether Trump has actually pegged it when he implies that he cannot trust the US intelligence groups. Maybe someone in the deep state could be behind the whole hacking scandal?

  • Bobbie Keese

    07/17/2018 04:39 PM

    You are so right!!! Everyone is saying how President Trump "said" he believed Putin over the U.S. He did not say that. He was vague, and rightfully so. What if he came down hard on Putin and then it all turned out to be another "mistake" ? Why alienate the person you are trying to develop a relationship with for nothing. I am not saying Putin is innocent. But what I say was a President that was not going to jump to conclusions based on the information he received two days before from sources that have a habit of being wrong or inconclusive. No one knows what went on in the private meeting between those two, but I know President Trump was gracious but tough. I have all trust in his judgement.

  • Alison Bell

    07/17/2018 03:23 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, as usual, you are right on target. President Trump also revealed in his interview with Sean Hannity that Putin said that all this "Russia collusion" nonsense has driven a wedge between our two nations. In the MSM it's Russia, Russia, Russia ( Reminds me of the Brady Bunch "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia".) Anyways, I think that Trump was just trying to honestly say that the whole ordeal wasn't doing either one of them any good! Awkward as it was, maybe unpatriotic ? , but certainly not treason. His heart is in the right place--he wants to protect the US and other nations from nuclear war.

  • Alison Bell

    07/17/2018 12:15 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, as usual, you are right on target. President Trump also revealed in his interview with Sean Hannity that Putin said that all this "Russia collusion" nonsense has driven a wedge between our two nations. In the MSM it's Russia, Russia, Russia ( Reminds me of the Brady Bunch "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia".) Anyways, I think that Trump was just trying to honestly say that the whole ordeal wasn't doing either one of them any good! Awkward as it was, maybe unpatriotic ? , but certainly not treason. His heart is in the right place--he wants to protect the US and other nations from nuclear war.

  • Lance E. Brown

    07/17/2018 12:06 PM

    To me it seems that the DOJ, FBI and possibly the CIA as well as the congress want someone they can control. The HIGHLY suspect timing of the release of the “Indictments”. Is the fist clue for me. They held off until he was seated with the queen and then pushed it to EVERY news and entertainment outlet in existence. Then 2/3rds of congress screams “COME HOME, DON'T GO TALK TO VLAD” . Should he aqueous? NO! HELL NO! Then he would have been played by the congress who, mistakenly believe, that they had him boxed in.

    Let's just break this down. 1St, it is the duty of the president of reach out and attempt open dialog with other nations. IT IS, no kidding, in the job description. Ronny did it, and did it well. Bush Sr. did it …. less well. Clinton had a pretty good record with everyone EXCEPT North Korea and Russia. Bush Jr. well he had a two front war and no luck with either N. Korea of Russia. And no time to worry about it. Obama, who I think was a decent guy, failed epically with China, N. Korea and Russia.

    He needed to try. It is his duty. He needs to try again at some point. Let's face it NO ONE not even Trump thinks that the Russians are innocent they have been at it for …..... well, my entire life! And they are not going to stop. Obama shook his angry finger at the camera when he discovered that the Russians were up to no good. THAT worked well!

    And let's take a moment to study these “indictments”. WOW ! I wish some one wold pay me $250,000 a year to create meaningless indictments that NO ONE will ever be able to execute. What a squandering of time, effort and money. These Russians would, NO KIDDING, need to fly to the U/S and beg to be taken into custody. I just had an epiphany, Give me $160,000 a year and I'll indict everyone in Russia (year one), Venezuela (year 2), Afghanistan (year 3), N. Korea (year 4), Nicaragua (year 5), Honduras (year 6).

    The done thing that did slap me in the face was Putin offering to allow our guys to saddle up with his guys to research this thing. Of course he is going to white wash it! Of course he is going to deflect it! But we, the United States, have this little thing called a “constitution”. We have rights and some of the primary rights are

    The right to a fair trial.
    The right to representation.
    innocents until proven guilty.
    The right to defend ourselves against accusations.

    Do I think the Russians were dabbling, I'm certain of it. But can we turn our back on everything that we hold dear and walk a vengeful path? Do we gather into a lynch mob and start hanging anyone who we feel wronged us without affording them the opportunity to defend themselves? Dangerous ground to walk on. Where will that end?

    Hate to say it but Vlad used our own system, our own cannon of laws, to his advantage. All Trump did was acknowledge our constitution.

    Now... How do we get revenge?????