Morning Edition - October 9

October 9, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

October 9, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

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MEDIA ALERT

If you’re reading this early enough on Friday, President Trump is set to appear on Rush Limbaugh’s show today to hold a “virtual rally” on the radio.

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF CRAZY

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually plans to have a press conference today to talk about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office for mental/physical infirmity. The excuse is that he had the coronavirus (which he appears to already be over) and may be mentally impaired by getting a steroid shot last weekend (I don’t think she knows how medicine works.)

This lunacy has actually been tried before. In fact, she’s resurrecting a bill first introduced by one of her nutcase caucuses just 90 days after Trump was inaugurated. It was so laughable that it went nowhere then, but having impeached him over a phone call, they’ve got nothing left and are so desperate, they’ll now try to declare him mentally incompetent for having a steroid shot.

Considering we’re less than a month away from the election (which their pet media’s polls claim Biden will win in a Hillary-sized landslide), why would Pelosi be floating something so insanely desperate? Off-hand, I can think of four possible reasons:

1. She’s trying to sling some red meat to fire up a Dem base that has as much enthusiasm for the Harris/Biden ticket as I do for kale salad.

2. She doesn’t believe the polls and is terrified Trump will be around for another four years.

3. This really isn’t about Trump but just laying the groundwork for removing Biden to let Harris take over before Valentine's Day.

4. Someone gave her a steroid shot and she’s gone stark raving coo-coo herself.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

PAUL SPERRY: BIDEN UNDER "ACTIVE FEDERAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION"

Now that President Trump has moved to completely declassify ALL material related to the Russia hoax (that covers a lot of ground) and the “Mid-Year Exam” into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business, it will be interesting to see how fast the un-redacted documents pour out. If the process works as Trump surely intends, it should be like water out of a fire hose.

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Wednesday that he’d sent nearly 1,000 pages to the Justice Department to aid in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation. Chuck Ross at THE DAILY CALLER filed a report on this.

We don’t yet know what documents these were or how they contribute to Durham’s investigation. So we’ll have to wait, but in the meantime, there’s still quite a bit to process.

Paul Sperry, one of our go-to reporters for breaking “Spygate” news, is reporting that Joe Biden is under federal criminal investigation for his role in the 2016 phony “Russia” probe and also Ukraine. Thursday afternoon, he tweeted: “BREAKING: Joe Biden is the subject of an active federal criminal investigation into his role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, incl the former vice president’s activities in Ukraine. Ukrainian witnesses are cooperating.”

Sperry is not naming his sources, and at this writing, Attorney General Barr has had nothing to say. Typically I wouldn’t pass along an anonymously-sourced story –- after all, I’m not THE NEW YORK TIMES –- but Sperry has proved himself dependable and would not likely tweet this without high confidence. Keep in mind that neither Barr nor anyone speaking for the DOJ would officially confirm an investigation of Biden, especially this close to the election.

Also, Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media has a great piece summarizing what we know to date. The really interesting part is where he speculates about how Russian intelligence might have found out what Hillary was doing to implicate Trump in Russian “collusion.” He goes back to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

A lot happened during June and July of 2016.

We’ve known for a long time that Veselnitskaya was working with Fusion GPS (!) and met with Glenn Simpson both before and after the Trump Tower meeting (!!). Sure smells like a set-up, and this may be what Russian intel sniffed out. As O’Neil says, “It is possible that the Trump Tower was a Clinton set-up, a honeypot operation designed to bolster Clinton’s claim that Trump was in bed with Russia.”

It’s interesting to go back in time and see what was said about this in 2017, especially as it might have related to Hillary and the Rosatom uranium deal. This story is little talked about now, but it will re-emerge in light of new declassified material.

O’Neil explains: “If this was the case, it seems likely that news of this [Veselnitskya] operation could have reached Russian intelligence operatives, and their reports ended up in Brennan’s hands.” In other words, it wasn’t Russian DIS-information about Hillary. It was part of Hillary’s own plan --- what the Russians found she was actually doing.

We can go back even earlier, to this piece from 2016, THE DAY AFTER CLINTON BLAMED RUSSIA FOR THE SO-CALLED HACK OF THE DNC. If you have time for a little trip down memory lane, it’s easy to see why Hillary needed a “distraction” from her own messy dealings with Russia.

And now we know that’s just what she came up with, a plan to tie TRUMP to the Russians. At the same time, there's still no evidence that Russia hacked he DNC, and for all we know it was an inside job. We may never know, but it makes a lot of sense to me that someone at the DNC, maybe a Bernie supporter who chafed under Hillary’s control of the party, would have done this, not Russia. Perhaps Hillary was quite aware that the Russians didn’t do it. Julian Assange has always maintained that they didn't. Whether they did or not, how conveeeeenient it was for her to say the release of DNC emails on Wikileaks was because Russia hacked them --- to help Trump win!

Yes, when it comes to corruption, all roads lead back to Hillary. Sean Davis of THE FEDERALIST spared no words on Tucker Carlson’s Tuesday show when it came to the seriousness of what was done and the need for people to go to prison.

"This wasn’t just some silly game that had no real consequences or implications,” he said. “These people used this to cast doubt on our election. They talk about the integrity of our democracy...After Trump was inaugurated, they went and hijacked the presidency, they tried to cripple it. They put in this completely bogus special counsel based on false pretenses to cripple the administration heading right into the 2018 elections.”

Tucker brought up the most lasting consequence if nobody goes to jail for this: “You want to live in a place where the CIA operates...against the favored party’s political enemies? I can’t imagine anything more third-world.”

That is exactly the world Hillary, Obama and John Brennan gave us, and what we’d surely continue to have under a Biden-Harris presidency.

Finally, J. Peder Zane has a great new piece at RealClearInvestigations that concludes multiple smoking guns “have established beyond any doubt that the vast powers of our government were weaponized and politicized to destroy a candidate and then a President.” But he sounds like many of my frustrated readers when he predicts they’ll get away with their crimes.

MICHIGAN CONSPIRACY

The FBI arrested seven members of a militia group on charges of allegedly conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, “put her on trial” for her assaults on Constitutional rights, and kill her.

Naturally, Whitmer couldn’t imagine why anybody would hate her so she blamed the plot on President Trump for allegedly providing a “rallying cry” to rightwing hate groups – like the ones he has publicly denounced on over 20 occasions. Of course, the media also piled on in blaming Trump, as did Joe Biden, by once again tweeting the repeatedly debunked “very fine people” hoax quote from Charlottesville. Ironically, this could be considered an actual example of the incredibly irresponsible use of a racially-charged lie as a “rallying cry” to leftwing hate groups to attack a political leader (Trump.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/08/joe-biden-tweets-debunked-very-fine-people-charlottesville-hoax-to-blame-trump-for-michigan/

And just in case there’s anyone left in the media who bothers to do any research before repeating partisan attacks as if they were news, here is a story about one of the alleged conspirators, complete with one of his social media videos. He doesn't sound much like a Republican or Trump supporter. In his videos, he sat in front of an anarchist flag, raged against both the government and the police, and claimed the Constitution is illegitimate and laws and authority “doesn’t exist, dude.” And he never expressed any support for Trump in any way.

Personally, the anarchist flag, tats, ear hoops, unkempt beard, wool hat and “dude” all scream “leftist hipster radical” to me, but unlike everyone else in the media, I don’t leap to conclusions based on circumstantial evidence.

PRAY FOR DAN

We’re all very sorry to hear of the health crisis that Dan Bongino is dealing with. The details are at the link. Dan, please know that my staff, family and myself are all praying for you to make a complete recovery and be in remission and good health as soon as possible.

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  • Madeleine Tashbin

    10/12/2020 10:21 PM

    Gov. Huckabee:
    I’m so worried that we may lose everything. The left has so many evil backers, money lenders, lying people behind them that I haven’t been able to see the good beyond the forest of liars, haters, and political hacks. I’m 72, married for 50 years, have 3 grown children and 6 grand children whose future I worry about more than I can express. I have seen my share of political horror beginning with the assassinations of John and later Robert. But this election promises to be the most critical in our American history. Our grandchildren deserve better. I place my unquestioning faith in Our Lord but I need a human close to current events who can provide me with some old fashioned hope in humanity, you, of course. Thank you for your time.
    Sincerely, Madeleine Tashbin

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/10/2020 01:09 AM

    Governor Whitmer has held Michigan residents hostage for months. (I am glad she is okay.) Yet she wants to blame President Trump for this attempt on her life? She needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror plus do a lot of soul searching. President Trump is the elected leader of this country. He is not in charge of every decision made by the people, unlike the radical DIMS who want to exert control over everything. Seems she's experiencing a little reaping of what she has shown. I pray this is an eye opener for Pharaoh Whitmer. Let the people go!!! Glad the MI court shut her down! Give the devil an inch and (s)he will become a ruler.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    10/09/2020 04:08 PM

    Mike you and your readers are whimps. President Trump is a fighter and that is what Americans want. If you want jellyfish to take on the Blue Reich than good bye America.
    Trump landslide 2020. Deal.

  • Tom W. Murray

    10/09/2020 03:25 PM

    RE 25th amendment, I agree that something foul is afoot but likely the object is not our President but rather Joe Biden should he be elected to the post in a complete over reach to install Ms. Harris as the POTUS. Can we spell nefarious?

  • Anne Turner

    10/09/2020 01:39 PM

    I am afraid I am one of those that believes Biden will be elected. POTUS did not do himself any good on the first debate. He is being successfully blamed for COVID and the deaths. Someone should asK Biden how he would have handled it. Getting people to retool might have been problematic for Biden. He would not have thought of it. Nancy, my dear, a steroid shot does not last that long. I’ll bet you have taken steroids and not even known it, like in a nasal spray. Remember that JFK had Addison’s disease and was always on steroids. It is true that steroids can hype you up and make you feel good but how would you know with POTUS. He is always a hard charger. But all of her bluster plus the media has been successful in convincing folks that
    Trump is pure evil. It will be interesting to see if the GOP attempts to impeach Biden if he is implicated in the conspiracy about
    Russia, and/or the Ukraine. Of course with DNC House it would go nowhere. We must pray the Senate holds. It will require the
    States to agree about an Amendment to make DC and Puerto Rico states. Hopefully that will not a happen. A GOP Senate could stave off more Justices but Harris will be breaking ties. If we get Maxine Waters as a Justice that would besmirch SCOTUS so badly it’s reputation would never recover. How could she be equated to RBG? Her comments would make the Court look foolish. I truly hope I am wrong about the election but I think Trump won because people disliked Hilary more. I think they like big Daddy Joe. The press has made up evil stories about Trump and suppressed bad things about Biden. Even with an election coming up if the memos expose actual criminality regarding Biden it should not be withheld until after the election.

    Biden.

  • Nancy Roberto

    10/09/2020 01:30 PM

    I don't believe Pelosi is targeting Trump with the 25th amendment--I believe the Dems are preparing for the possibility of Biden winning....this commission is getting ready to remove Biden and install Harris as president!

  • Wayne Dahlberg

    10/09/2020 12:58 PM

    Prayers for Dan Bongino and a full recovery.

  • Roy Shaul

    10/09/2020 12:41 PM

    Just a diversion from Pelosi. She knows the polls are fake just like 2016 and is desperate to obstruct Trump, who really is winning in a land slide.

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/09/2020 12:19 PM

    Nancy is quite a fruitcake! All of the Looney Tunes characters (even Taz) are far more sane than her!!! Praying she is voted out of the House completely. She is a waste of the taxpayers' money. Some legacy she is leaving! She needs a complete medical examination herself.

  • Joseph Orsini

    10/09/2020 12:14 PM

    25th Amend: passing it has dual use [as you said]: Trump if he wins, Biden if he wins but is not LEFT ENOUGH.

  • Sharon Smith

    10/09/2020 11:36 AM

    Why don't they give Biden a test to see if he is healthy enough to be president? This is getting beyond crazy and Nancy Pelosi needs to be gone. And has anyone ever thought about the virus being planted by whomever created it in certain areas to create more chaos? Just a thought.