Today's Newsletter April 11 Edition

April 11, 2019

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Today's Commentary ---  Attorney Gen. Barr: "I THINK SPYING DID OCCUR." -- Julian Assange arrested -- Eric Holder lying and denying   --- What does Netanyahu win mean for peace? -- Judge them by their priorities -- Hey Pete, why are you hating on Mike? -- Quotes from American History --More documents show why Hillary deserves indictment -- James Comey wrote it all down   -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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AG BILL BARR: “I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. It’s a big deal.”

COMMITTEE MEMBER: “So...you’re not, you’re not suggesting, though, that...spying occurred.”

BILL BARR: (long pause)...”I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur. I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I’d need to explore that.”

First of all, anyone old enough to remember Watergate (count me in) knows that spying on a political campaign IS a big deal. The Watergate scandal –- which changed history in incalculable ways –- began as a low-tech, early-’70s version of political spying on a presidential campaign, a simple break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, to install a wiretap. Keep in mind, this was in the Jurassic Period, before the age of digital communication, so the physical installation of listening devices (“bugs”) was necessary. But it was the same thing that happened in 2016: SPYING.

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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


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Julian Assange arrested

By Mike Huckabee

After nearly seven years in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had his asylum revoked for “repeatedly violating international conventions and protocol,” and he was almost immediately hauled away by British Police.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/ecuador-withdraws-asylum-from-julian-assange-arrested-by-uk-police

This story is unfolding as I write this, so I’ll have more on it later.  For now, the stunning development is sparking a wide spectrum of heated reactions, from those who consider Assange to be a criminal who publishes stolen classified information without regard for the consequences to those who consider him a hero of whistleblowing journalism.  Both might have a point, depending on which case they’re discussing.  

But that argument, and any court proceedings, might have to wait a while, since Assange reportedly has health problems that haven’t been dealt with during his long residence in the Embassy.  Stay tuned, this is going to get very interesting.

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Eric Holder lying and denying

By Mike Huckabee

The same liberal politicians and media figures who told us Trump was crazy when he said he’d win the Presidential race (he did), and that he was crazy when he said Trump Tower was wiretapped (it was), and that he was lying about not colluding with Russia (he didn’t) are now claiming that Attorney General Barr is crazy for saying it’s possible that “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/barr-think-spying-occur-trump-campaign/

I’ve written about the hysterical “methinks they doth protest too much” responses from several anti-Trump stalwarts such as Chuck Schumer, Jerry Nadler and James Clapper elsewhere today, but here’s a late entry into the Denial Sweepstakes: 

Eric Holder (the only Attorney General ever held in contempt of Congress over his stonewalling of the Fast and Furious scandal) tweeted that Barr’s comment was “outrageous.”  He called the idea of the Obama DOJ spying on the Trump campaign a “rightwing conspiracy theory” for which there is “zero evidence” (as long as you ignore the mountains of evidence, and those are just the personal text messages sent on government time.)  He also lectured Barr, who hardly needs any Law 101 lessons from Eric Holder, that "when there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it’s called 'investigating,' not 'spying.'”

Okay, but what is it called when there is no legitimate basis, but you lie to FISA judges to get warrants to do it anyway?  The word “felony” comes to mind. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/eric-holder-rebukes-william-barr-its-called-investigating-not-spying

There was also an excellent point brought up in an online comment thread that I read. These panicked Democrats are right; “spying” is the wrong term because spying is a passive action.  It implies that they were merely monitoring the opposition campaign inappropriately, not taking actions to influence events.  A more accurate term for what appears to have happened would be “sabotage” or “entrapment.” 

If they’d like to agree to some bipartisan compromise, I promise not to call what happened to the Trump campaign “spying” if they’ll agree to start calling it “sabotage” and “entrapment.”  Deal?

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What does Netanyahu win mean for peace?

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win and said he believes this will help improve the odds for peace with the Palestinians. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-netanyahu-victory-makes-middle-east-peace-more-likely

Naturally, some critics disagree and say Netanyahu’s win means there’s less chance of compromise.  But here’s some cold, hard facts for Palestinian leaders to ponder: if they thought Israel’s voters could be lulled into electing a squishy leader who would buckle easily to their demands or threats, this election should set that notion to rest.  The media painted it as a close race that Netanyahu was likely to lose.  But after the pollsters were finished pontificating and the actual votes were counted, a different picture emerged:

https://theweek.com/articles/834287/there-no-left-left-israel

As Damon Linker at The Week observes, the lesson from Tuesday’s election is that “there is functionally no left left in Israel.”  After 30 years of decline, center-left parties in Israel are almost completely extinct.  The once powerful Labor Party got just 5% of the vote, and the Green Party barely cleared the 3.25% minimum for winning seats in the Knesset.  As Linker puts it, Israel “has become a country with a center, a right, and a far right, but no electorally viable left to speak of.” When most Israelis think of the left, they now think of it as an existential threat, a suicidal faction that would surrender to Israel’s enemies if given any power (I’d say that’s a pretty safe assumption everywhere.)

So if Palestinian leaders are waiting for someone to the left of Netanyahu to rise to power before they’ll negotiate peace, they may be in for a very long wait. 

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Judge them by their priorities

By Mike Huckabee

After Congressional Democrats repeatedly blocked passage of the Born Alive Act to affirm that babies born alive during abortions be given the same life-saving emergency medical care that every American has a basic right to, four Democratic Senators have introduced the “KITTEN Act of 2019,” to protect baby cats from animal testing. 

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to see kittens harmed, either.  But as one Republican aide noted, it’s insane to argue that ending “taxpayer-funded kitten slaughter” is just common sense, but wanting to end funding for America’s biggest abortion chain or to provide medical care to babies who have already been born is an “extremist agenda.”   

I’d like to ask the constituents of these politicians to ponder the famous question posed by Phoebe from “Friends” in her song, “Smelly Cat”:  “What are they feeding you?!”  

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/voting-saving-newborn-survivors-abortion-dems-voted-save-kittens/

 

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Hey Peter, why are you hating on Mike?

By Mike Huckabee

Despite dismissive mockery from the media, there is definitely a war on people of faith, and the most popular weapon wielded against Christians by the left is the bogus claim that if your faith forbids you to embrace their agenda, whether it be abortion, unisex bathrooms or same-sex marriage, it means you “hate” those who do. This is a perversion of the most basic precepts of Christianity, which calls for believers to reject the sin but love the sinner. It’s also yet another example of how the left can’t win an argument using facts, so they have to redefine the terms to tar the other side as “haters” (supporting border security means you “hate immigrants;” not wanting to pay for abortion drugs means you “hate women,” declining to participate in same-sex weddings that violate your religious beliefs means you “hate gays,” etc.)

This is scurrilous and phony, but sadly, it’s been effective enough that one of the Democratic Presidential candidates is trying it to separate himself from the pack. Pete Buttigieg must have realized that being Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is not the kind of resume enhancer that screams, “I’m ready for the White House!” And while being openly gay sets him apart, it isn’t enough for today’s identity group/victim mentality Donkey Party.

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Quotes from American History

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."

- Thomas Jefferson

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More documents show why Hillary deserves indictment

By Mike Huckabee

If anyone knows firsthand that persistence pays, it’s Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, after working literally for years to get information from the FBI about its “investigation” into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official State Department business.

On July 7, 2016 (two days after then-FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that he would not recommend indictment for Hillary), Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking all the “302s” (interview notes) having to do with the investigation into Hillary’s use of a private email server during her time at the State Department. It also sought all relevant communications involving the FBI, DOJ, President Obama, the DNC, and Hillary 2016 campaign officials, plus all communications relating to the tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on June 27, 2016.

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James Comey wrote it all down

By Mike Huckabee

When Attorney General William Barr begins his examination of how the FBI “Trump/Russia” probe got started --- he said on Tuesday in testimony before Congress that he’ll be looking into that --- he’ll have a great jump-start: a deluge of information from others who have been doing groundwork for close to three years.

One of the newest sources is a bit more obscure than the ones we’re already familiar with, as it’s just now coming to light. This arises from yet another FOIA case, this one involving numerous previously-unknown James Comey memos. It seems that, in an apparent attempt to cover his behind, Comey documented virtually everything the FBI was doing to investigate Donald Trump --- the meetings, the events, the conversations and much more.

READ MORE AND COMMENT HERE>>> 

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Evening Edition - April 10

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

– Hebrews 11:6

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