BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Trial date talk
Former President Trump’s prosecutors are, not surprisingly, pushing for trial dates that fall right in the middle of the 2024 election season. For example, special counsel Jack Smith wants the trial on his latest charges relating to January 6th and the 2020 election to begin on January 2nd. But Trump’s attorneys have a counter-proposal. They requested a trial date of April, 2026 – over two years from now.
They say the government turned over to them “a massive, 8.5-terabyte initial production, totaling over 11.5 million pages, together with native files, recordings, and other electronic data not amenable to pagination.” Going through all that and preparing a defense, plus the massive amount of discovery this case will require, is going to take years. That is, if the DOJ wants it to be a fair, legitimate trial. But then, whoever said that was what this DOJ wanted?
Here’s a reminder that all the ludicrous RICO conspiracy indictments against Trump and his associates in Georgia are based on fake news stories that misquoted what Trump said. One was actually retracted by the Washington Post. You can imagine how egregious it had to be to force WaPo to admit it was wrong about Trump. FYI: Trump’s second impeachment trial was also based on the incorrect quote.
Trying to hold Fani Willis accountable
At least one Republican office holder in Georgia is trying to hold Fulton County DA Fani Willis accountable for her incompetence and rank political partisanship. State Sen. Colton Moore has written to Gov. Brian Kemp, requesting an emergency special session to investigate Willis and her office, defund it and possibly impeach her for ignoring soaring violent crime to concentrate on targeting a political opponent.
Unfortunately, it’s not likely to go far, since impeachment requires a two-thirds vote, and Moore would face opposition from Democrats and Trump-hostile Republicans. It’s too bad because even if you took the Trump indictments out of the equation entirely, she and her grand jury have just given America one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of an office holder who’s riper than a Georgia peach for impeachment.
Related: I keep posing the question, “When will voters in blue states and cities ever connect the dots between the way they vote and their cities and quality of life being destroyed?” Recently, I saw a discussion on Fox News of that very question, with one legal expert pointing out that on average, it takes less than a year between a Soros-backed leftist DA getting elected and the first petitions to recall that DA due to rampant crime created by their releasing of criminals. It’s right there in front of them, yet as soon as they kick one leftist out, they replace him/her with another one, sometimes one even worse (look at the recent Chicago mayor’s race.)
There will be no hope for America’s cities until the voters finally make the connection and stop voting for more societal rot. It’s frustrating because to the rest of us looking on, it’s like watching someone who can’t make the connection between the fact that he’s banging on his head with a hammer and the fact that he has a headache.
Trump press conference is canceled
Former President Trump promised to hold a press conference next week at which he would present a “Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia,” one that would result in his “complete EXONERATION” (all-caps his.) But the next day, he canceled the press conference at the request of his attorneys.
Trump wrote on Truth Social: “Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment.”
Too bad, that was one press conference I was actually looking forward to…
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Help for Maui
Victims of the deadly wildfires on Maui say they still aren’t seeing any federal support, and many expressed open hostility to the news that President Joe “No Comment” Biden plans to visit next week. They fear that even if Maui recovers from the fire, it will never be the same. Historic and cultural sites are gone, and they expect corporations to snap up the land and build resorts on it.
Again, for those who want to help the victims and get aid immediately and directly to those who need it most, please consider a donation to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
As is the case with almost all deadly disasters, some people cynically rushed to use it for political advantage, blaming the fires on “climate change” before they even knew the facts. But we pointed out here that a local university environmental scientist had been warning for years that the decline of agriculture had led to large areas of Hawaii turning into grasslands that could become deadly fire fuel during a dry spell if something wasn’t done. Nothing was.
We’re also now getting indications that the fires might have been prevented if various government and private authorities hadn’t been more wrapped up in politics and liberal political agendas than in doing their real jobs.
For instance, the head of Maui’s emergency operations, who beat out 40 other applicants, has no formal background in emergency management and is the former chief of staff of a local politician. He just resigned, citing “health reasons.”
Lincoln Brown at PJ Media has an excellent round-up of the many political distractions that helped contribute to the disaster. For instance, it’s suspected the fires might have been started by downed power lines. Hawaiian Electric reportedly knew of that problem but prioritized meeting a government mandate to make all the state’s power come from renewable sources by 2045. They had submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission last year for funds that included preventing wildfires, but it’s “still being processed.”
As Brown says, no wonder these people were so quick to point the finger at “climate change.” They hoped we wouldn’t notice the other three fingers pointing back at them.
This is distressing news:
A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.
As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.
The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”
It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.
We know a lot of Democrats don’t want Joe Biden to run – or shuffle – for reelection, but then there’s the problem of Kamala Harris. As Veep, she would normally be considered his natural successor, and having checked off the “black” and “woman” identity boxes, Dem power brokers fear angering those voting blocs if she’s not the candidate. Problem is, she’s even less popular than Joe and widely seen as incompetent to the point of incoherence. Somebody on the left has to risk being the first to swing the ax at Kamala. Looks like the short straw went to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton.
He proposed getting 90-year-old Sen. Diane Feinstein to retire, then having California Gov. Gavin Newsom appoint Harris to replace her. Then Biden would pick Newsom as his new veep, and Newsom would be tanned, rested and hair-gelled, and waiting to step in when Joe “decides” not to run.
The pitfalls to this include: Biden still thinks he’s running for reelection. Feinstein has made it clear she intends to serve out her full term (Skelton writes, “Biden would need to invite her into the Oval Office for a heart-to-heart” – Better have two defibrillators handy.) Harris might see returning to the Senate as a demotion and resist. And voters might actually have enough sense not to want the leftist who’s destroying California to be in charge of the entire United States. After all, if Gavin Newsom were in charge of all fifty states, where would the residents flee to?
Tune in tonight for a news-making episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! I’ll be talking with one of the key figures in Congress today, Rep. James Comer, who has bravely donned his metaphorical hazmat suit to flush out Biden family corruption. Seamus Bruner of the Government Accountability Institute will also fill us in on shady money and lies in DC politics. On the lighter side, comic/ventriloquist Steve Brogan will bring the laughs, and Sydney Holder of Sweet Peach Bakery will help us celebrate National Peach Month by teaching me (well, you, at least) how to make a delicious peach cobbler. And we’ll top it all off with a classic #1 hit from the country supergroup, Ricochet!
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I know what we all think when we hear the phrase “Hurricane Hillary,” but this time, I mean it literally. A hurricane named Hillary is approaching the west coast of Mexico and is expected to move northward across most of Southern California as a tropical storm, bringing potentially deadly flooding. I hope you will join me in praying for those in the path of the storm.
Since hurricanes are so rare there and California is unprepared for dealing with them, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is offering support to Californians “in any way we can.”
This follows California Gov. Gavin Newsom sending a five-person team of mass care experts to help Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian last year. It’s good to know that people can put aside their political differences and help each other, and all it takes is a catastrophic natural disaster.
Former President Trump will skip the first GOP primary debate next Wednesday. Instead, he’ll give an interview to Tucker Carlson, which many expect to distract attention from the debate without Trump having to deal with attacks from his opponents.
It’s not yet clear how this is going to go over with voters. It won’t cost Trump his hard-core supporters, but others might resent the idea that he’s owed the nomination and doesn’t have to fight for it like everyone else. The suggestion that he’s not there because he refused to take the required pledge to support whoever is the nominee might also rub some Republican voters the wrong way (I’m a Trump supporter, but no matter who wins the nomination, it’s absolutely imperative for the survival of America that the Democrats be removed from power. This is no time for “I’ll take my ball and go home” nonsense.)
I already linked to Kurt Schichter’s latest column on why he thinks skipping the debate is Trump’s best strategy (and he’s a DeSantis supporter, although he agrees that whoever is the GOP nominee has his vote.) In the interest of fair play, here’s Derek Hunter on why Trump needs to “man up and debate.”
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