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January 6, 2021

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Today's newsletter includes:

  • Kamala Harris schemes with fake "oppo" research
  • Republican turnout in Georgia was flat...think about that
  • Historic Day


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Kamala Harris schemes with fake "oppo" research

By Mike Huckabee

If you’re sick of hearing about the U.S. Senate run-off election in Georgia –- which looks at this point like a sad replay of the Nov. 3 election in Georgia, complete with late night shut-downs, Dominion crashes and poll-watcher evictions –- I have a fascinating article for you, but it’s not exactly going to make you feel better.

It will, however, make you smarter. Never again will you be taken by surprise when some negative information about a nominee or candidate is suddenly “found” or just appears out of nowhere. This article is about the calculated nature of “oppo research,” showing just how far it’s been taken in today’s political culture, and, most disconcerting of all, the eagerness Kamala Harris has displayed in using it. She’s shown that she’s quite fond of using dirt, even totally made-up dirt, to ruin people.

I’ve always said you shouldn’t go into politics unless you can stand the sight of your own blood, and oppo research has been around forever, of course, But today, it’s routinely taken to the tenth power, especially by the hysterical left, who are right at home with the concept of total personal destruction. Who knows how many great people have been intimidated from running for office or taking a judgeship or cabinet position because they can’t stand the thought of going through what, say, Brett Kavanaugh went through?

As it happens, of all the candidates vying to be Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris spent “more on oppo research than anyone has ever seen,” according to Federal Election Commission records. She hired a man known in the industry as “Dr. Death,” a.k.a. Averell “Ace” Smith, who also has worked his black magic over the years for Chicago mayor Richard Daley, Texas Gov. Ann Richards, Barbara Boxer, Howard Dean, Dianne Feinstein, the Clintons and many more.

It was “Dr. Death” who appeared at a book party with Kamala in July 2018, just weeks after Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court –- that timing, as you’ll see, is significant –- and proudly introduced him as “the father of oppo research.”

Apparently, no one equals this guy when it comes to dirt-digging. His reputation precedes him everywhere he goes, and politicians are justifiably terrified of him. “I’ve seen him walk into a room, and the opposition candidate will literally start mumbling,” former Democrat strategist Clint Reilly is quoted as saying.

Reading this, one can’t help but think there is surely no corruption involving the Bidens that Kamala Harris doesn’t already know all about. How she and the powers behind her will use it, and when, is anyone’s guess, but I don’t think it will take long. If Biden did have anything to do with the selection of Harris as his running mate, that in itself is testimony to his own lack of mental acuity, as having her in that spot is certainly not in his own interest. On the other hand, maybe he’s aware of this but has no choice, given what she knows. If that’s the case, and he manages to get inaugurated on the 20th, he’ll have to continue doing exactly what she and the people behind her want.

Though Harris stood beside him to get where she wanted to go, the idea that she might have any fidelity whatsoever to him is laughable, especially in light of what she said in support of women who have accused him of sexual impropriety. We’re all supposed to forget that now, but the internet is forever.

The article about “Dr. Death” and Kamala’s use of oppo research was written by Mark Judge, who was the friend of Kavanaugh’s that Christine Blasey Ford named during her testimony, saying he was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a party in 1982 and witnessed this event before stepping in to break things up. Judge was interested in how, less than 24 hours after the story broke in the WASHINGTON POST, a very long and richly detailed “exclusive” story appeared in the DAILY MAIL about the culture at their high school, Georgetown Prep. Impossibly, there it was, appearing out of the blue fully formed, with quotes from books Judge had written and pictures he had posted on Twitter and Facebook months before.

"How did a slimy local D.C. lawyer have a copy of our 1983 yearbook?” Judge wondered. “Why was he ready to pore through it with passages highlighted with post-it notes, on a local news station, just one day after the Ford story broke?”

At the same time, Ford’s own yearbook had been scrubbed from media coverage and most online searches. All this takes expert, long-range planning. A team of high-powered pros had to have been working on this from the moment Kavanaugh’s name was even mentioned as a prospective Supreme Court nominee. No doubt they had “dossiers” prepared on EVERY prospective conservative nominee.

Apparently, Ford herself was in on the planning, using an oppo research “professional” herself for weeks leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. We know his name: Keith Koegler. He’s profiled in the book THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH, by former WASHINGTON EXAMINER Supreme Court reporter Ryan Lovelace.

It’s hard even to find the words to communicate how toxic this process was. I would add that the work takes hours and hours of digging and strategizing and is no doubt very expensive. It would be interesting to know where the money came from to pay Koegler. Surely Ford didn’t pay for his services herself.

At the time she was positioning herself to be Biden’s running mate, then-Sen. Harris showed the political stuff she was made of and displayed remarkable initiative by using oppo research herself to target Kavanaugh. Way to impress the Democrat machine! Two days before the Senate confirmation hearings began, Harris’s staff turned over to Senate investigators a letter from a “Jane Doe” in Oceanside, California, claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her. The claim unraveled and turned out to be bogus. A woman named Judy Munro-Leighton identified herself as Ms. Doe and admitted she didn’t even know Kavanaugh, saying she’d just participated in this stunt to “get attention.”

Given her Hillary-like history of using oppo research to sink others for personal gain, just imagine Kamala’s future political life as Biden’s second-in-command (and, not long afterwards, first-in-command). Think of how she might weaponize the considerable forces of government to keep her political enemies in line. She seems willing and even eager to do so. Hillary may have been the resident spider of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in her time, but the sticky resources for spiderweb-building are far greater now than they have ever been.

Republican turnout in Georgia was flat...think about that

By Mike Huckabee

At this writing, the Senate races in Georgia are not yet officially called, but results do not look good for the Republican incumbents (or for America, in my opinion.) It appears that Raphael Warnock will defeat Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue is narrowly behind Jon Ossoff in a too-close-to-call race, with several thousand absentee ballots still to be counted. It’s currently close enough to spark a recount, so there may not be an official winner for a while. But if Warnock and Ossoff both prevail, as now appears likely, it will give the Democrats control of the House and a 50-50 tie in the Senate.

With a President Biden in the White House and Kamala Harris’ vote breaking Senate ties, the Democrats could (and likely will try) to impose the most radical, America-transforming agenda in the history of the nation. Their leaders have already floated such ideas as eliminating the filibuster to end all minority power, stacking the Supreme Court with leftist activists, legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, making DC and Puerto Rico states to add four more Democrat Senators, and that’s not even getting into their more “mainstream” ideas, like open borders, massive tax increases, Medicare For All, unfettered taxpayer-funded abortion, a war on religious freedom and gun rights, and passing the “Green New Deal” that will destroy our domestic fuel industry and send power bills skyrocketing.

At this point, all we can do is pray for God to protect the United States and retain our faith that ultimately, our fate is in His hands, not Washington’s.

There were reports of irregularities in the Georgia runoffs that will spark déjà vu (Dominion voting machines in GOP counties going down, Republican poll watchers not being allowed to view counting in Fulton County, etc.) But the cold fact is that Democrats turned out more people than they did in November, while Republican turnout was flat, which I cannot understand.

How could any Georgia Republican or Christian have possibly sat out this election, knowing that the fate of the entire nation could rest on it? It’s not as if they didn’t have ample warning of the stakes, from many commentators (including me) and even the Rev. Franklin Graham.

There were reports that some Republicans were demoralized by Trump’s win or swallowed the suicidal argument that they should “protest” the November election by not voting in the runoffs. President Trump not only condemned that, he traveled to Georgia twice to urge his supporters to vote. If he could come to Georgia and back twice, you’d think the least his supporters could do was go to their local polling place.

If this shakes out the way it appears, and there is no miracle in Congress today that prevents Biden from taking office (and I’m sorry, but don’t count on that), the next two years are going to require both a lot of prayer and a lot of grassroots action. Republicans on the state and local level had better start tightening voter integrity laws that have been eroded into meaninglessness by Democrats, before ballot harvesting and other chicanery make them an endangered species. Republicans and business people had better start lobbying their Senators and Representatives hard, to encourage them to fight as much as they can to prevent the passage of a ruinous leftwing agenda that will turn all of the US into California.

Conservative legal foundations and donors had better be ready to file court challenges against unconstitutional laws and executive orders. This is one way in which all those Trump judicial appointments might be a firewall, although that won’t matter if they eventually end up in a stacked Supreme Court. To prevent that, Republicans and moderate Democrats in purple states had better let their Democrat Senators and Representatives know that if they go along with the radical left agenda, their careers will be over as of the next election or recall petition. (The same apples to wishy-washy Republicans. We’re looking at you, Mitt. He may already be getting that message.)

Under this scenario, it’s entirely possible that the most powerful and influential person in Congress may become West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who’s already announced that he will not support any radical “remaking America” proposals. If so, he might have the power to save America by one vote. But he’s caved before, and imagine the intense pressure, from political bribery and arm-twisting to threats against his family, that he will face now if he dares stand in the way of the radical left’s fanatical ambitions.

There is one way to avoid that, Sen. Manchin, and still save the nation: switch parties right now.

Historic Day

By Mike Huckabee

Today promises to be a historic day in Washington. There’s the joint session of Congress to perform the normally-routine certification of the electoral vote that is instead going to be challenged by a number of House and Senate Republicans. That gets rolling at noon Central Time, and you can watch it live on C-SPAN here.

There’s also to be a massive “Save America Rally,” where President Trump will speak at 11 a.m. CST.

There have been reports that Trump supporters have been harassed by DC police and liberal officials, attacked by protesters and denied service by liberal business owners. Maybe they should have worn black masks, destroyed some monuments and set some businesses on fire; then they would’ve been left alone and defended by DC officials.

And just in case today’s events weren’t enough to have us all biting our nails, a mysterious threat to fly a plane into the Capitol today as revenge for the killing of Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani was picked up by air traffic controllers in New York Monday. Defense officials say they’re not overly concerned that it’s credible, but they’re taking the threat seriously and working with the FAA and other authorities to insure public safety.

What else can we say at this point but...Stay tuned!



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  • Diane Battaglia

    01/08/2021 02:13 PM

    I am 81 and having a hard time with what my country has become. I will get through because that is how I was raised. Being from CA I have seen a lot of changes. I do wish Pelosi would stayed where she came from, but she was only 3 when brought here.
    Enjoy all your articles! Never miss a day.

  • Cindy Taylor

    01/08/2021 01:54 AM

    Governor Huckabee,

    This is a very sad time for our country. I hope we, as a Constitutional Republic can survive the next four years.

    After the reprehensible behavior of a sizable group of rally attendees and lot of Antifa infiltrators at the Capitol, I was struck by (but not surprised) how very differently the left wing media covered this incident compared to the anarchists’ riots, looting and violence over the past year. As I watched the aftermath and the unbelievable hatred coming from the same people who defended Antifa and BLM last year, I developed a theory.

    I have said many times that I just do not understand the sheer hatred of all things Trump. Not content to grumble over a lost election, they wanted to destroy him, his family, everyone in his administration and his supporters. They have now moved to vengeance and punishment. Talk of Re-education centers, preventing former cabinet members, staffers and any conservative who dared to support him from getting government or teaching positions.

    My theory is that the “fundamental change of America” idea did not start with Obama. It has been fomenting for decades. Hillary and her ilk are hardcore socialists who want complete control. Donald Trump put a big barricade in their way. They aren’t satisfied with his loss in their fraudulent election, they want him to be their poster boy for what happens to you if you don’t fall in line and lockstep to follow their orders. This is the beginning of the total destruction of our way of life. We have seen multiple examples of what will happen through the Democrat governors who think they rule totalitarian dictatorships. The legislature is already talking about taking control of everything we do, including what words we can say, what opinions are acceptable, how much money we can earn and who is worthy to receive medical care.

    We must try to preserve our beautiful country. I’m just not sure how.

    Cindy Taylor

  • Deborah Lee Lane

    01/07/2021 08:34 PM

    I am crushed! I would still support Donald Trump. There is no one on this earth without faults. But did he really tell all those people what to do? I always thought he was against violence. He did everything he could to stop all the violence in our big cities. And now this: destruction and four lives lost. I just can't believe this is what he wanted. It breaks my heart to see Socialism take over our wonderful America. What can an old lady like me do?

  • Sally Sieh

    01/07/2021 04:53 PM

    I am a 61-year-old committed follower of Jesus who, as a homemaker, singer-songwriter, discipler of women and an active participant in our rural community, has often described myself as apolitical. I do my due diligence regarding voting and have written to county commissioners once (over an important local issue) and state representatives maybe twice (when it was made very simple for me to do so through someone else's work). Other than pray and calling/drawing in other believers to pray with me, I have no idea what to do about most of the alarming events in our nation these days. You have encouraged us to write to our representatives; I confess I'm not even sure what to say. Can you point me to some guidelines, or give direction regarding other simple actions for non-activist oriented people like me? Thank you!

  • Emilie Moore

    01/07/2021 11:49 AM

    If you will send a P.O. Box number, town, state and ZIP, I will send a check. I would like to get the Huckabee newsletters for a while. (I don't do money on the internet or use a credit card.) Thank you.

  • Paul Calahan

    01/07/2021 11:20 AM

    Difficult to regain what has been lost and taken for granted. We now find ourselves in a deeper hole. Keep preaching while you can our liberties as we know them are about to take a big hit.

  • Norman Cochran

    01/07/2021 10:54 AM

    I watch your show every week and I know you try to be optimistic. But your commentary stating that we must fight harder is too sugary even for you. What's the point when the courts do nothing, the majority of Congress has sold out to China, and we now have one party rule for the rest of our foreseeable future. There aren't enough Republicans to counter Democrat election fraud that is winked at by the courts. There will never be a true conservative elected to any major public office again, because the system is now completely rigged and there are no remedies.

    So, in light of this reality, and since I don't know the Chinese versions of the terms, here is how we must speak of our government going forward:

    President is now Premier

    The Senate is now the Politburo

    The House is the Doma

    The Media and Social Media are now Pravda

    The Democrat Party is now the Comintern

    We are now the enslaved, bankrupted, and miserable proletariat, which has no future and no hope in our own country. Since God chose not to intervene, I am convinced that he has finally said "Enough" and we are under his judgement for the millions of aborted babies, the embrace of corruption, and the foolishness of believing that anyone in our government has had our best interests at heart.

    The question that has reverberated in my mind is why all these "Republicans" we so quick to sell out? I believe it is because the Democrats threatened to expose their corruption and ties with China and other special interests, so the Democrats offered them a reprieve if they betrayed their oaths to uphold the Constitution. As if a Democrat ever kept a bargain. The Republican party is dead because they have been making deals with the Devil, and we will all pay the price because we didn't rise up sooner.

    We might as well learn to speak Chinese. What's the cheapest language app?

  • Sandra Mortimer

    01/07/2021 10:18 AM

    Watch what these guys have to say about election fraud.

  • Anita

    01/07/2021 01:23 AM

    Mike one question I have for u is you're someone in a position of prominence but frequently joke about the heinous Satanism that has taken over our country and world - we should be organizing systematically and fighting back systematically - it's not serious, it's over and beyond above the world serious and has been for decades. We just lost the republic today, Satanists in full control, God's grace to see if we will get it back - here is options for gender on online job application -


    We're long past Satan's hell - no one should be joking, everyone should be fighting actively, strongly consistently for a God-centered culture and society to return. We're killing babies coming out of mother's wombs and laughing and rejoicing about it - those are our governors, state legislators, members of our society - one of the most demonic darkest most godless times in all of human history.

  • Janis Hook

    01/06/2021 09:36 PM

    My neighbor is a 92 year old retired dentist from Cape Cod who lives in FL in the winter. He claimed that Trump should have stayed out of Georgia. He said too many people did not like Trump. I did not like Trump for his tweets but I still voted for him. I cannot believe people are so ignorant and would vote for socialism and being owned by China. I am so overwhelmed with sadness!

  • Sharon Faulkner

    01/06/2021 09:17 PM

    Trump will be back in force in 2024.
    And true Republicans will own the Congress. Period.
    As for this Capitol breach it will be forgotten in 48 hours. Mimi.

  • Renee Kendrick

    01/06/2021 08:44 PM

    A enormous "thank you" to Stacy Abrams for her determined efforts to kill America! She did her job well and made her mark on history! She's quite the witch with a capital B!!! That there Stacy should make a great VP for Kamala in a few weeks!

    Just a reminder to Stacy...nothing can be hidden from God!

  • Jerrilynn Coblentz

    01/06/2021 07:53 PM

    I reject what happened at the capitol today but quickly certifying Biden without fighting for election security will not create peace. It will only create more division. Sadly, because I enjoy mail in voting in WA especially with a disabled family member, the only thing that will create peace in this country is a nationwide mandate for in person, voter id elections. That needs to be the message that comes out of this. That is the ONLY outcome that will bring peace.

    Please help elected leaders and President Trump understand that this needs to be the message and solution.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/06/2021 07:24 PM

    Rand Paul is talking about election reform at the local level. The only problem is that Democrats and liberal media is trying to sell the idea that there was not one irregularity in any state

  • kenneth r burns

    01/06/2021 07:06 PM

    Our LORD GOD chastens those whom He loves. He did it to His beloved Israel and He will do it to this nation as well. We have had fire, floods earthquakes, pestilence and drought and we have sought man's "cures". If we survive, it will be by turning away from our sinful ways and seek His face. However, I believe that it will be a bumpy ride to our knees as a nation. Proverbs 3:5,6.

  • Paul Kern

    01/06/2021 06:58 PM

    I have been reading your newsletter and other real news here and overseas. I appreciate your research
    I am disappointed that no one has connected the dots to show a Biblical world view approach
    The Church leaders have forsaken their role as stewards and allowed the Gospel ti be perverted by the likes of Red Letter Christians and the black minister who now says the early Church was a socialist church
    We are back to the open rebellions of the 60's orchestrated by Marxists who are still
    The fighting in DC today has shown the cold Civil War has now turned hot.
    I once told a friend"I never left the Church, the Church left me"
    Now I see Pharisees who are more concerned with the approval of men rather than God!
    I wish you would have more guests who speak to this and less emphasis on memory lane speakers. I realize you have to please older rich people so TBN keeps you on and so can never suggest people stand
    Remember it was ministers who led in the Revolutionary War.
    I just haven't seen any who have the steel in their bones at this time
    It appears that God will use the common believers as one of His tools

  • Carmen B English

    01/06/2021 05:22 PM

    After today probably none of us do.

  • Valery Yeramianchuk

    01/06/2021 05:17 PM

    Now the main thing is that Trump also turned out to be a COWARD !!! First he calls the PEOPLE to go to the Capitol and then calls the National Guard !!! When blm and Antifa smashed everything, it was silent against his supporters, he calls the guard! SHOWY bastard !!!!

  • Renee Kendrick

    01/06/2021 04:46 PM

    Unless some DIMS in the house and senate defect to the Republican party, America is dead! What a sad day in history! Thanks Georgia!

  • Carl T Smith

    01/06/2021 04:14 PM

    I'm watching Biden on C-Span lecture America about burning and Looting and punching law enforcement as being Immoral and against the law! Where has this MORON been for the last 6 months? Ohh! I forgot he was in his basement and his address to the nation Now is being read from a teleprompter. He's Not even in this world..The problem is 90% of America will see none of this actual demonstration. I along with several of my fellow Citizens wanted to be there. Looks like the CONGLOMERATES, BigTECH, and CHINA have Won the War!

  • Stephen Russell

    01/06/2021 03:44 PM

    Biden Admin defense:

    Pray for confusion inside Biden WH admin.
    Plans mentioned in campaign DONT come to table
    Radical left riots more
    Dems feel what Pres Trump felt for 4 years+.
    Media Hides from Joe
    Biden wont reply to His Media.
    Police State?
    Mask mandate?
    Lockdowns forever.
    Civil War 2
    Unless 2022 elections bring changes
    IF election system changed or will be changed for 2022

  • Sharon Faulkner

    01/06/2021 02:58 PM

    Now is the time for Christians and Patriots to take hold of local and state government because that is where the money and power come from. On its own DC hasn't got squat and it is the only way we will clean up this crooked election process and restore faith 8n a democratic process for our Republic.

  • Patrick Green

    01/06/2021 02:22 PM

    With Harris as second in command you can bet that it won't be long before she is top dog on the ladder. There is a reason n pelosi was exploring the 25th admendment. Then with the likes of Harris as top dog hang on, only God can straighten the mess out.

  • Carrie Mataraza

    01/06/2021 02:21 PM

    Two of the most repulsive and corrupt people in the country now lead our government. You say, "At this point, all we can do is pray for God to protect the United States..." NO! We cannot sit passive. Whatever and wherever the fight against the despicable, disastrously dishonest Democrats takes us, we must follow and throw then out as soon as we can. Osoff, a "mailboy" background with business obligations to Chinese money AND Warnock, a Farrahkan & Wright believer, an anti-Semite/anti-Israel radical who is even anti-U.S. -- and we allow them to take over?! We allowed the same voting machines, ballot harvesting, mail-in voting used in this GA election that cheated us out of a legitimate President! We are a country now ruled by a minority that is only 15% of the population, but given their control over many major cities, they rule the vote and enforce their policies on the rest of America. How can we allow that to stand?

  • Glenn McRoberts

    01/06/2021 02:05 PM

    Love you brother Mike - I’m originally from Atlanta GA. I’m disappointed in the voters they didn’t turn out to keep our freedoms ! Harris is a crooked person!