BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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If Trump's so bad, why do they have to keep faking evidence?
You’d think that if there really were evidence tying President Trump and “MAGA” Republicans to criminal behavior, the Democrats wouldn’t have been so busy manufacturing the fake kind. But the way they’ve been cranking it out, one might wonder if Jussie Smollett were on their payroll. We have several new examples.
This doesn’t count the fake “dossier” stories, the fake “good people on both sides” narrative, the fake letter saying Hunter’s laptop had “earmarks” of Russian disinformation, and all the rest of the fake stories that have come to light in the past few years. I’m talking about fake stories that are just now going around.
First, we see that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s kangaroo court has apparently falsified evidence and made it public. Last Thursday, they released what they said was a communication among members of the Oath Keepers both inside and outside the Capitol building that day, supposedly captured by a “walkie-talkie” app. They had a video of Trump supporters entering the Capitol with that conversation as the audio track.
The problem is that this video was apparently faked, a put-together with different audio. THE GATEWAY PUNDIT has the exclusive story, after Jonathon Moseley, former attorney for January 6 defendant Kelly Meggs, wrote to them to say the video was a lie. He explained that the audio was NOT from walkie-talkies and did not come from people who were even at the Capitol. Rather, the audio is a clip taken from a 2-hour, 20-minute recording of people watching the riot on TV. Moseley said the people heard talking weren’t even there.
The video was provided earlier to defense attorneys by the federal government, presumably as part of discovery. Moseley says he received this same video from prosecutors on October 19, 2021, so he has “personal, direct, first-hand knowledge” that what we’re seeing now is a fake put-together.
It seems this would be easy for any viewer to discern, as there’s no crowd noise on the recording, when it would’ve been simple to mix in a little realistic-sounding crowd noise, to make it a better fake. As THE GATEWAY PUNDIT concludes, “The January 6th committee took a fake audio and combined it with a video of peaceful protesters walking inside the U.S. Capitol and tried to push this lie on the American public.”
(Side note: We’re trying to get details on why Moseley was disbarred in Virginia in April of this year. The Virginia State Bar says he “violated professional rules related to candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct, among others.” It’s been difficult to find reports on this that don’t emanate from far-left news outlets, so we don’t know if this should reflect on Moseley’s credibility about the video. We tend to give him the benefit of the doubt, though, because of the many other stories the government has faked.)
Next in our fake news lineup, we have a phony-baloney document that turned up in the papers confiscated during the raid on Mar-A-Lago. According to the WESTERN JOURNAL, the document, “a clear fabrication,” was purportedly from the U.S. Treasury Department and said that agency had seized “sensitive” documents related to the August 8 raid of Trump’s home. It even included two fake warrants, one ordering CNN to preserve “leaked tax records."
Even though this fake document had some misspellings and other errors, it convinced a court clerk that it was real. (Who says we don’t need an experienced “special master” in the Trump case?) It apparently was created, however, by a serial forger currently behind bars at a federal prison complex in North Carolina.
When asked by the WESTERN JOURNAL if the document was indeed false and why the government had not addressed that, ‘Justice’ Department and Treasury Department representatives would not comment. WJ also contacted the court clerk’s office and the magistrate, Judge Bruce Reinhart, who approved the search warrant for the raid on Mar-A-Lago, and they had nothing to say, either.
Now, let’s see...what else is fake?
Well, according to attorney and legal commentator Preston Moore, a graduate of Harvard Law with a large presence on social media, he was approached by a 501(c)3 organization ironically named the “Good Information Foundation” and offered $400 to make a video critical of President Trump and post it on his social media platforms. At first, he thought he might actually do it, as he is not a Trump supporter, but what they wanted him to say went beyond what he would have volunteered. In fact, they gave him a set of talking points, he said. They had told him this was to be nonpartisan, but what they gave him to say definitely was partisan.
Moore has made a video about his experience, which, thankfully, has gone viral, and in it he discloses that he was given a set of talking points about January 6, including that “the Trump campaign paid literally millions of dollars to make January 6 happen.” When Moore asked the organization’s contractor, called “Vocal Media,” for evidence to back this claim, he stopped receiving replies. They probably never dreamed he would ask for EVIDENCE of bad stuff they wanted to say about Trump.
As Moore pointed out, the so-called Good Information Foundation “was essentially looking for social media influencers who were willing to misinform.” He said they wanted him to use fear to manipulate people into voting blue, or “voting not Trump.” They wanted him to use particularly loaded words and phrases (we’d think the ones that tested best with focus groups), such as “Trump Republicans” instead of “Trump and his allies.”
What bothered him, he said, was not that this was to be critical of Trump, but that it was to be dishonest in its criticism.
We checked out the website for the Good Information Foundation, which says it was set up in 2021 to “tackle the growing information crisis in America that is undermining social trust, harming public health, and damaging our democracy.” Oh, brother. These people aren’t the solution to the information crisis –- they ARE the information crisis, looking to manufacture fake news. Go to their homepage, and you’ll see red flags all over the place. Just read what’s under the subheads “Voting Counts” and “Good Information Civic News Initiatives,” and think about it in light of what Mr. Moore says he was asked to do.
We didn’t see any information about their funding, and BREITBART couldn’t find any, either. To maintain its tax-exempt status, a 501(c)3 isn’t supposed to participate in partisan political activities. Calling Lois Lerner!
Finally, California Rep. John Ratcliffe, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared with Maria Bartiromo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES to talk about the FBI. He pointed out something we mentioned last week: that the newly-appointed special master was a FISA judge who signed at least one of the warrants to spy on Carter Page, and who now knows the warrant applications contained altered and otherwise bogus information. This judge is surely wise to their fakery.
RELATED: Florida attorney Christopher Roach, who is also an adjunct fellow of the Center for American Greatness, has written a must-read opinion piece on the prospect of President Trump being indicted and tried in a Washington DC court, as the Department of ‘Justice’ surely hopes to do. He explains why there is no place to try him in all of America that would be more politically and personally biased against him, and asserts that “trying him in DC will render the proceedings a farce, an insult and an act of violence, the result of which deserves no respect from any American.”
My question is, do they even care about respect as long as they get what they want?
DOJ appeals "special master" ruling; renewed hope for 'Justice' reform
A day after U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon issued her order that appointed Judge Raymond Dearie as special master and prohibited the ‘Justice’ Department from continuing to go through Trump’s Mar-A-Lago documents ahead of the judge’s review, the DOJ has appealed to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Specifically, there are a couple of parts to their appeal. First, they want the appeals court to pause the part of Judge Cannon’s ruling that stops them from relying on those so-called “classified” documents in their persecu---I mean, prosecution, or more accurately (at this point) their criminal investigation, of President Trump. The DOJ really, really does not want to be delayed in going through those documents, they say, because the midterm election is in less than two months and they want to indict Trump before then. Just kidding --- the part about the midterm election and indicting Trump wasn’t actually stated in the appeal. But I’ve always said that comedy should be based on truth.
Second, they want Judge Dearie to be prohibited from going through the “classified” documents at all. The DOJ really, really doesn’t want him to look at them, because then he might see that they have nothing to do with national security and everything to do with the Russia Hoax. Again, kidding about that last part; again, comedy, based on truth.
Joking aside, what they actually told the appeals court was that the materials taken from Trump’s residence are “highly sensitive documents” and that denying prosecutors access to them would delay their investigation at a risk to national security. Yes, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it, even though it would seem to be at odds with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s months-long delay for retrieving the documents with their shock-and-awe raid, and also inconsistent with their leaks to the media about what they had retrieved.
And it doesn’t explain why they don’t want Judge Dearie –- who was chosen in part because he has the necessary security clearances –- examining those papers. Could it be that Judge Dearie, who happens to have been a FISA court judge when Crossfire Hurricane was putting bogus information into their warrant applications, is likely wise to their tricks?
Finally, we’d like to know how they can tell these “classified” documents are such an imminent threat to national security unless they’ve already reviewed them. (Note that we continue our convention of using quotation marks around the word “classified” in this context, as President Trump insists he declassified them and by law he has the final authority.)
This appeal smells of the government swamp, emanating as it does from a weaponized bureaucracy that seems desperate to hide something.
In more breaking news, John Solomon reports that a movement is growing to have an independent review of the FBI. It would be along the lines of the Church Committee, set up in the 1970s by Idaho Sen. Frank Church to look at the activities of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies that were badly off-track.
So when you hear about a “Church Committee,” it doesn’t have anything literally to do with a place of worship. Even so, it’s a good reference point for the sacredness of our Bill Of Rights, which it’s time our law enforcement agencies started respecting.
The revelation that the FBI was actually paying “dossier” source Igor Danchenko as a confidential human source after realizing he’d given them bogus information about Trump –- not to mention his ties to Russian intelligence –- seems to have been the last straw for many in law enforcement. Kevin Brock, who as the FBI’s first intelligence chief wrote the rules that the FBI is supposed to be following with informants, told John Solomon that the FBI finds itself “in a place right now where well over half the country believes they’re working on behalf of one party or another.” [Aside: it seems pretty darn clear which party that is.] “And that can’t stand –- the agency can’t survive if that persists.”
Solomon also spoke to Devin Nunes, who said the atmosphere is so partisan that it’s hard for a congressional committee to do the sort of oversight that’s needed. Recall how he was wrongly discredited and thwarted at every turn when he was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. A traditional congressional committee isn’t designed for investigation when there’s “corruption at that level.”
Nunes specifically mentioned FBI Director Christopher Wray’s unwillingness to make the sweeping reforms necessary. “We cannot trust, after all this time, that Wray has done one damn thing to clean up the agency,” he said. “In fact, it’s gotten worse. The American people know it’s worse.”
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, who has been contacted by five FBI whistleblowers in recent months alleging political manipulation and would likely be the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee if (when!) the Republicans retake Congress, agrees, saying, “We need to seriously look at how all this has to change in a way that respects the liberties of the American people.”
Be sure and read Solomon’s report for an encouraging look at how the Church Committee was able to reform the FBI after a dark history of abuses.
Jason Chaffetz, appearing with Solomon on Friday’s HANNITY show, was adamant that there’s a two-tier ‘justice’ system and that this type of committee is the only way to change that. “There has to be a wholesale change” at the entire Department of Justice, he said, “but specifically at the FBI.”
“It’s the unequal application of justice,” he said, “that is well-documented through the years...and...if you’re a Biden, if you’re a Clinton, if you’re anybody on the Democratic side of the aisle, they’re not gonna do ANYTHING, and that’s what’s so frustrating.”
Solomon said that “everything Jason Chaffetz just said is what I’m hearing from people inside the FBI, outside the FBI and in Congress.” He added that once a Church-style committee is set up, AG Garland’s attempted intimidation against agents talking to Congress “isn’t going to hold.” We do have laws to protect whistleblowers.
In another new report, Solomon also says that “as many as ten” whistleblowers are coming forward about January 6, saying that leading up to the event, there were numerous intelligence reports on the likelihood of unrest and the need for tight security. The letter about this from Capitol Police intelligence analyst Eric Hoar three days after the riot has been confirmed by new whistleblower complaints, says Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, ranking Republican on the House Administration Committee, which oversees Capitol security.
Rep. Davis also told Solomon that some of the whistleblowers have experienced retaliation for coming forward. His committee is protecting “many more” of them. A similar retaliatory environment exists within the Capitol Police, he said. The whistleblowers tell a “consistent story,” he said, which is that department heads had the intelligence in their hands and did not act.
That seems clear now. The big question is, WHY didn’t they act? We’ve said all along that the riot suited Democrats’ long-term purposes so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would’ve had to create one. So far, we just know they didn’t try to prevent one.
Pretty darn funny
Normally, I don’t like to endorse or get involved in Twitter flame wars, but I have to admit that Ted Cruz’s response to AOC praising the compassionate, welcoming residents of Martha’s Vineyard was pretty darn funny.
A major victory for free speech over Big Tech censorship
In what could signal a major victory for free speech over Big Tech censorship, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and upheld a Texas law barring social media sites from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
Read the full article for quotes from the ruling, which smacks down the social media giants’ pleas for sweeping protection of their political biases in no uncertain terms. Excepts:
“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say.” Amen! And…
“The implications of the platforms' argument are staggering. On the platforms' view, email providers, mobile phone companies, and banks could cancel the accounts of anyone who sends an email, makes a phone call, or spends money in support of a disfavored political party, candidate, or business.” (Note: you could argue that financial transaction companies are already doing this, and they need to be stopped. Let's pray this ruling will help stop them.)
Remember the movie “Spinal Tap,” where the rock guitarist wanted his amps to be louder than everyone else’s so he had the knobs made to go up to 11? Well, the past few months’ worth of hypocrisy from “sanctuary city” mayors melting down over being sent just a few of the illegal immigrants Democrat policies are inflicting on border states got ramped up to 11 after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a paltry 50 migrants to the ground zero of wealthy, liberal, white privilege, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
First, to set the scene and show you how extreme the virtue signaling is there, this is the text of a sign the community posted not that long ago (the ALL CAPS are theirs):
“We respect WOMEN. We value BLACK LIVES. We stand with our LGBTQ COMMUNITY MEMBERS. We stand with IMMIGRANTS, with REFUGEES, with INDIGEOUS PEOPLES and with PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS. We stand with our COMMUNITY.” At the bottom, it reads, “All Are Welcome Here” (and that’s translated into multiple languages, including, ironically, Spanish), then “hate has no business here” (I guess they ran out of capital letters.)
Let me translate that into plain English for you: “Blah, blah-blah, blah blah!”
Here’s how that played out in reality, the first time they were actually asked to welcome some “immigrants/refugees”: they went bonkers. While top name Democrats like California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Liz Warren and President Biden accused DeSantis of inhumanity, kidnapping and human trafficking, the wealthy liberals of the Vineyard declared it a “humanitarian crisis.” They insisted that they were already dealing with a shortage of affordable housing, even though there are plenty of mansions larger than most inner city homeless shelters, many of them summer homes that have been empty since Labor Day. As noted yesterday, the Obamas’ estate alone has 29 acres and seven bedrooms.
Despite that sign that virtue-signaled so hard you could see it from space, the migrants were there for but a single day before being “deported” off the island to a Cape Cod military base (maybe we should put these wealthy liberals in charge of ICE, and they could restore it to its original function.) The state activated 125 National Guard members to deal with the crisis, or 2.5 Guardsmen per migrant. If Texas did that, they'd have to activate 20,000 Guardsmen a day.
With the migrants already removed, it was announced that $42,000 that had been raised to help them by a GoFundMe account would instead go to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, which has $14 million in assets. (Wait, did they not know WHERE they sent them, so the money could be forwarded?)
Worst of all was a tweet by NBC (later deleted) that quoted the head of a foundation that aids refugees shockingly comparing DeSantis’ sending the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to “me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there.” That revealed far more about him than about DeSantis.
And just when you think the reactions to DeSantis’ flight couldn’t get any stupider, someone actually tried to find a way to tie it to Russia.
Then to put the cherry on top of this manure sundae, someone asked the migrants about how they came to be in Martha’s Vineyard. Turned out they were asked multiple times if they wanted to go and given backpacks full of provisions for the trip.
Even MSNBC was forced to report that they thanked Gov. DeSantis for sending them there.
That doesn’t sound like kidnapping to me, and certainly not “human trafficking.” If any Democrats want to see what that really looks like, they could visit the border and see the horrific situation Biden’s policies have created. But considering that our “border czar” Kamala Harris hasn’t even done that, I doubt any others will.
And while some Democrats are demanding a federal investigation of DeSantis over that one flight, I’ve yet to hear any of them demand the same of Biden over his many more flights of illegal immigrants to blue states under cover of darkness.
This whole narrative, played out in fast motion over just 48 hours or so, was like watching a combination of wealthy white privilege, unapologetic racism and liberal hypocrisy, all on steroids laced with crack. Not only did it expose the emptiness and hypocrisy of the left’s “sanctuary city” blather, it also exposed their ugly racism, their immense sense of privilege and entitlement, and their well-worn tactic of accusing their political opponents of the sins they engage in themselves. But you probably figured that out already from the way Biden is trying to convince you that MAGA Republicans are the violent, racist extremists who are threatening democracy and the Constitution.
Related: The Martha’s Vineyard story exploded the entire “sanctuary city” façade of the Democrats, and what New York City wants to do with illegal immigrants is making the rubble bounce.
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