South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been saying for months that he would hold hearings on the “Trump/Russia” investigation and FISA abuse by the FBI. I know, I know –- more hearings, lots of oratory, lots of lawyerly evasion, maybe little to come of it all. On the other hand, it might actually be pretty darn productive; the first witness scheduled is former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein released a statement saying how “grateful” he is to Sen. Graham for the “opportunity” to testify. I'm not kidding; he actually said that. Personally, I’m “grateful” for the “opportunity” to see this guy squirm under oath before the committee. What he has previously said under oath sounds utterly ridiculous in light of what we now know about the Carter Page FISA warrant, so this might really be amusing. I might even write up my own list of “just for fun” questions for Mr. Rosenstein.

"During my three decades of service in law enforcement,” his statement reads in part, “I learned firsthand that most local, state and federal law enforcement officers deserve the high confidence people place in them, but that even the best law enforcement officers sometimes make mistakes and that some engage in willful misconduct.” Well, he would know! Also, I’d want him to define the word “best.”

Here’s Rosenstein’s entire statement.

Recall that Rosenstein signed off on the last renewal of the FISA warrant against Carter Page, well after it was known they'd turned up no real evidence. He also wrote the “scope” memo (first and second versions) for Robert Mueller’s special counsel team, tasking Mueller in August of 2017 with investigating allegations against Carter Page (innocent), Michael Flynn (innocent), George Papadopoulos (innocent) and Paul Manafort (innocent of anything having anything to do with the campaign).

There’s yet a third Mueller “scope” memo that hasn’t been declassified yet; Rosenstein wrote it in October of 2017, long after they knew the "Trump-Russia" evidence was fiction.

No doubt Rosenstein will be asked about reports that he talked with other agents about wearing a wire into the Oval Office as part of a plan to use the 25th Amendment to get Trump removed from office. Sources told NBC NEWS that he was only “joking” about recording the President. Maybe he’ll regale us with a few more hilarious jokes while he’s under oath in Senate chambers.

Mark your calendars; the Senate’s “Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Day 1” will be June 3.

Speaking of the Mueller investigation, John Dowd, President Trump’s lead attorney during that time, spoke out on Tuesday in an interview with Gregg Jarrett, saying the special counsel engineered a perjury trap for the President in the exact same way that James Comey’s FBI set a trap for then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"Mueller’s scheme was the same one captured in the FBI set-up notes pertaining to Flynn,” Dowd told Jarrett. “They knew they had nothing, but using their official power they created and perpetuated the fraud of an investigation.”

Dowd said that his transparency with the special counsel team was turned against the President and that Trump’s legal counsel was “misled.” According to Dowd, they deliberately exploited what they knew to be untrue and discredited information (I assume he meant the Steele “dossier,” which was still kicking around after being debunked as fiction).

Stunningly, Mueller ADMITTED during a meeting with the President’s lawyers on March 5, 2018, that there was no evidence of Trump-Russia “collusion” to influence the 2016 election. But remember how they still tried to push Trump to testify? Dowd said he thought they had a “trusting” relationship with Mueller, “based on his word and handshake.” (Are you kidding me?) The special counsel had received “everything” they asked for, “including the most intimate notes of conversations.” Dowd didn’t see how there could be a “whisper” of obstruction under these circumstances.

As Mueller kept pushing for Trump to testify, Dowd realized it was a perjury trap, as this was the only thing they could possibly get. “Robert Mueller --- ‘D.C.’s great man’ --- completely and deliberately misled us in order to set up a perjury/false statement trap for POTUS," Dowd said. "It was a monstrous lie and scheme to defraud.”

This isn’t just Dowd's word; he came to the interview supplied with documents and letters supporting his accusations. Jay Sekulow, another of Trump’s lawyers, confirmed some of his accounts as well. As Jarrett says of the documents, “They paint a vivid picture of a special counsel determined to damage the President with an investigation bereft of any credible evidence.”

I hope you’ll read Jarrett’s piece in full; it goes into more detail about what Mueller was up to, particularly in trying to “get” Trump on obstruction simply for firing FBI Director James Comey. (No one has ever more richly deserved to be fired than Comey.) Mueller even said that Trump’s criticism of the special counsel might be construed as obstruction. Trump wasn’t even supposed to say anything in his own defense.

Quoting Jarrett: “Dowd felt that Mueller and his subordinates were now living in an alternate universe where their version of the law bore no resemblance to statutes, Supreme Court decisions, and accepted constitutional law.”

I hope John Durham has been talking with Dowd in his investigation of the “Russia” case. Sounds as if Dowd could tell him a thing or two about how that was really conducted. He told Jarrett he wants them all to be held to account for their corruption and dishonesty and their phony three-year investigation. NONE of them should walk, he said. “They knew there was nothing to investigate. People subverted the system of justice...It’s staggering. The lies were monstrous. It was all pretense and fraud.”

Finally, in breaking news announced Wednesday by the Justice Department, Attorney General Bill Barr has tapped Western Texas U.S. Attorney John Bash to look specifically into the issue of unmasking, as a support to the investigation being conducted by Durham.

Unmasking, when done for an appropriate reason, is not illegal, but it's a big deal, and there are many questions about why so many unmaskings took place, especially during Obama’s second term. Of course, there’s also the rapt attention that was being paid to Mike Flynn’s phone calls.

Incidentally, U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, who was assigned by Barr to review the Flynn case, told Barr that based on what we now know, he doesn’t believe that ANY ONE of the 93 U.S. attorneys in the country would have continued to prosecute Flynn. So the mystery deepens as to why Judge Emmet Sullivan so bizarrely insists on doing it.

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  • Carl "T" Smith

    06/03/2020 09:28 PM

    The Swamp investigating the Swamp! This ought to work out as expected--Tons of Money wasted to prove Corruption so we can have MORE Corruption-- I Get It !

  • Georgia Haridopolos

    06/02/2020 06:41 PM

    We count on you for accurate reporting. Thank you.

  • Amor Del Rosario

    05/31/2020 11:04 AM

    It's just time for all these perpetrators to face justice that they deserved, three years of fake investigation, More than 30 million in wasted taxpayers money spent in this sham witch hunt and they prove nothing criminals. They just wanted to take down a duly elected President through fake investigations all along, They staged a failed Coup d'Etat! And it's time for them to pay their shares of crimes.

  • Patricia Condelli

    05/30/2020 06:27 PM

    I believe there were so many unmaskings because of the search criteria used. They probably typed in the word "Trump" and anyone talking with someone overseas who mentioned the name Donald Trump would have been unmasked. My sister lived in Bahrain at the time. We talked for log periods almost every week. We often discussed candidate Trump as I was campaigning for him. I'll bet my name is on that list of those who were unmasked.

  • Paul Miller

    05/30/2020 03:22 AM

    I don't know why they are wasting time and money on this. They already have more than enough evidence to make hundreds of arrests and get convictions and haven't done a damn thing yet. The truth won't come out until the statute of limitations has run out and no one can be mailed for it.

  • DANNIE SMITH

    05/29/2020 05:19 PM

    To Discover the REASONS ---- Follow the MONEY !!!!!

  • Brad Barnes

    05/29/2020 12:45 PM

    Perhaps someone is blackmailing the judge?

  • Pat Hunsucker

    05/29/2020 11:19 AM

    Judge in Flynn's case is overstepping his authority and job description. Hope Jensen's investigation continues and unravels his reason for this misconduct and any other persons involved!

  • KATIE BOHNE

    05/29/2020 09:51 AM

    Will we Ever see justice done? Unless we hold accountable, under the law, all citizens large and small, our country will not last. This country was founded on Judaeo Christian truths and values. In the past 20 years we have allowed those of elite status in our country to ignore our laws and get away with the crimes they have committed. Either we follow our laws and hold accountable All citizens or our country will not last.

  • Rachel Veck Gabriel

    05/29/2020 06:35 AM

    Watch your program all the time. Could you contact someone or bring them on your program that is a clergy. It would be nice if you could reach out to Alveda King and see if she could talk about her uncle MLK and ask for the riots and destruction to stop. Peaceful protest are ok, but what is going on now is not. Any clergy or a gathering of all faiths would be good to see on your program. God bless you and your family praying for our country.

  • Kevin Pandil

    05/28/2020 11:45 PM

    If I was Mr. Flynn,
    I would do a counter suit, and sue everyone involved! I would sue each one of them personally lawyers, Mr. Fylnn's judge and obama too. I would do it to just make all of these criminals testify in court under oath and make them defend what they did, try to get them to lie under oath.
    Then I would sue the government for so much money, I would be the richest man alive!
    I would bankrupt all of them!

  • Diana Bostick

    05/28/2020 10:24 PM

    When all this gets unraveled and the truth is revealed, WHO is going to report it ( the TRUTH) on what network? I don’t believe any of them ( Fox News is the best) Dems don’t like Fox News so they won’t listen! The national news twists the truth ! I hope someone in the Senate or high profile ( not Trump) will tell the American people the whole REAL truth !

  • Fred H Sayin

    05/28/2020 09:16 PM

    A " fun question" from me-
    Due to the conduct of several Democratic candidates should the Democratic party be shut down? This is just between you and me. It is my belief that the states of Oregon, Michigan, Virginia and New York will all get Republican Governors in 2020.

  • Bruce Jones

    05/28/2020 08:04 PM

    The deep state won't fall without a fight to the end. Very hard to be patient

  • Charles Simmons

    05/28/2020 08:00 PM

    Liars gonna lie. Lying to Congress comes with only a mild hand-slap of censure for professional liars ... so let the liars spin their lies to the point of confusion ...

  • Janet Pingston

    05/28/2020 07:27 PM

    The China virus came from the Wuhan lab working on bats. Bats (carrying this virus) live in dark caves and for their survival - do not like sunlight. Why are New York numbers so high? Because they have subways. Dark Tunnels - which only now being cleaned. I do not think New York is coming back to what it was. 9/11 could not topple the city - but the virus could.

    We will never really know who is behind the plot of unmasking. The buck will stop at Obama, as a former president will not set precendent for questions. I understand those implications. But Obama was on a mission- for someone. Someone that wanted globalization- George ?

  • Leonard Lugo

    05/28/2020 07:02 PM

    Whew! This is like a merrygoround, round and round and round we go "proving" flyn and others were railroaded, all a hoax, on and on, millions, But, nothing !!!!!! Nothing!!!!!!! On Hillary Mafia and her Empire & Thugs, !!! Lie..Lie..Lie..even Under OATH!!!!! What was it, Platinum 80 % sold to Russia.Selling our Country Out! Zero! No One is lifting a finger to go after them! I don't know maybe the good guys so called, have their hand in the cookie jar too! Pay OFFS! Reminds me of the LONE RANGER, in a episode, (gun slinger and gang cause trouble, lone ranger stepped in)a lady remarked, TALK TALK TALK TALK ALL YOU MEN EVER DO!!!!!!!! NEED ACTION!!!!!!! Same here!!!!!!! be blessed

  • William Taylor

    05/28/2020 06:07 PM

    I don’t like what the Trump investigation has done to our country over the last few years but, more importantly for the future, I fear that the possible election of Joe Biden could subject our country to the same sort of divisive suspicion & investigation. This could include investigating Joe and Hunter Biden’s involvement in Ukraine and the Burisma company as well as the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations. While Joe and Hunter could be innocent of all criminal charges, there is still suspicion. To my knowledge there is no real evidence currently available. Is there no way we can get out of this “endless cycle” of suspicion and investigation?

  • Mike Spears

    05/28/2020 05:52 PM

    Gov Huckabee: Might Mr. Rosenstein, Mr. Mueller, Mr. Comey, et. all be willing to chip in and reimburse the US Treasury for wasting $40 Million in taxpayer dollars (that we don't have to begin with.) for a fraudulent investigation?

  • kathy wilson

    05/28/2020 05:06 PM

    All the salaries for the three years this went on of those corrupt people (including Obama and Biden) should be taken from those people and given to General Flynn as compensation for what they did to him and his family. No one deserves to be paid for breaking the law over and over like that.

  • Gene Blazer

    05/28/2020 04:39 PM

    Questions from you Governor would be cool. Go for it! Thank you for the comments!

  • Susan Wooster Anderson

    05/28/2020 04:37 PM

    Dear Governor Mike,
    I truly appreciate your newsletters and all the effort you put into keeping us in the know of the truth. Today, more than ever, we need “truth warriors” like you!
    As far as Mueller and his ilk associated with his special council investigation, they all should face jail time as well as restitution to the American people for the millions of dollars of tax payer money they wasted on a hoax foisted on the American people. Why does no one ever talk about that? The whole situation was a travesty and the money they spent was just insult to injury. They should have to be accountable for all parts of their wrong-doing.
    Thank you for all you do -you are a great American!
    God bless,
    Susan

  • Linda Hebert

    05/28/2020 04:36 PM

    Governor Huckabee! Praise the Living Most High God who never slumbers or sleeps! "The grass withers, the flower fades, nut the Word of our God will stand forever" Isa 40:8 (ESA).
    The Congressional Oversight Committee hearings on "Crossfire Hurricane!" The "Summer of 2020!" "Crossfire Hurricane and Crossfire Razor, GOD'S WAY!
    Man sees our actions but God sees our motives. "But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart" 1 Sam 16:7 (NIV). God's warning against favoritism. "There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when He judges you" James 2:13 (NLT). The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence" Pr 10:11 (NIV).

  • Jeanne Karras

    05/28/2020 04:29 PM

    I want to comment on the brutality used causing the death of George Floyd. This was Police brutality in the worst form. After so many such incidents do we ever learn. We do not need this type of Law enforcement. The officer that committed this act need to go to prison. What was wrong with the other three policemen. They should have intervened. They are just as guilty. My heart and prayers go out to the Floyd family but that is not enough, George Floyd is dead.

  • Robert L Appleton

    05/28/2020 04:09 PM

    I look forward to your list of questions for Rosenstein. They should provide something of a "fun" interlude in this whole rather sad situation.