April 23, 2019

Robert Mueller has ticked off a lot of people.


It wasn’t enough for Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) that he gave them the gift of what was essentially a 200- page “addendum” to the report on Trump/Russia collusion to allow for more investigation into so-called obstruction. Those who hate the President wouldn’t have been satisfied with anything less than a vicious, scathing, total condemnation of Trump as an agent of Vladimir Putin, a traitor to the United States who should be immediately impeached, convicted and hung out to dry.


As Piers Morgan has said, Mueller was supposed to be “the savior, the man on the white horse, riding into town to take down President Trump.” The left can’t forgive him for essentially letting Trump off the hook on “collusion,” even though he didn’t have the evidence to indict. (Some of them are in such denial that they’re pretending he DID find collusion.) So now Mueller is getting a taste of the very wrath that led to his appointment as special counsel in the first place.

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Of course, we conservatives have been able to control our emotions because we weren’t taken by surprise. The outcome was just as we expected: 1) Mueller had no case against Trump. 2) He tried to come up with something as damaging as possible anyway.


As Mueller was getting into his car after church on Easter Sunday, a reporter for MSNBC came up behind him, brandishing a microphone. It played like this...


“Sir...could I ask you a couple of questions?” says the ambushing reporter. “Will you testify before Congress, sir?” (Mueller, stone-faced and looking away, declines to comment.) “Are you sure about that, sir?” (silence) “If he were anybody but the President, would Mr. Trump be indicted?” (long silence) “Sir, why didn’t you make a recommendation to Congress one way or the other, sir?” (silence) “Did the attorney general accurately characterize your positions on conspiracy and obstruction, sir?” (slam of car door)


This may be a new low for reporting, in an age of many new journalistic lows. Really, now, coming out of church on Easter Sunday? The only thing more inappropriate I can think of would be if he were coming out of a funeral, and no doubt the reporters at MSNBC and CNN would have had no problem with accosting him there, either. They didn’t get enough of what they wanted from him in the report, and now they’re really impatient and don’t care if they interrupt him coming out of church. He may even be left off the invitation list for a few cocktail parties over the next few weeks.

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What would Miss Mannerly say?


Mueller, I’m sure, will simply ignore the questions, knowing he doesn’t have to answer until he testifies before Congress. (At this writing, no date has been set, but they’re reportedly negotiating for late May. Attorney General Bill Barr is scheduled to testify on May 2.) Mueller is in an unusual position, in that he’ll be grilled by people on both sides of the aisle who are fed up with him for completely different reasons. Trump’s opponents are upset that he wasn’t more conclusive about wrongdoing by the President. Trump’s supporters are disgusted that he continued with his Trump/Russia “investigation” long after he had to know the dossier was fake, for no other conceivable reason than to try to get a witness to “compose” or else to trap the President into perjury or obstruction over NOTHING he actually did wrong.


Few in the room will to be on his side. (Boo-hoo.) That’s what he gets for trying to appease the bloodthirsty Trump-haters, who refuse to settle.


Actually, the questions that were put to Mueller were pretty good. We probably know the answer to the first one: Mueller, as far as we know, will be testifying before Congress, probably about a month from now As for Trump being indicted if he weren’t the President, Mueller has made the point repeatedly that the fact that a sitting President can’t be indicted was not a factor. (“Journalists” are going crazy after cherry-picking a statement in his report that appears to contradict that.) Next question: why didn’t he make a recommendation to Congress one way or the other? Well, assuming the reporter was referring to “obstruction,” Mueller simply should have said he lacked evidence to bring a case and let it go at that. That’s because –- news flash –- it’s not his job to “exonerate.” Next question: Did the AG accurately characterize his positions on collusion and obstruction? Not sure what Mueller would say, but it really shouldn’t matter considering Barr released the full report so soon thereafter (when he wasn’t obligated to release it at all).

Whenever we have these open congressional hearings, I like to offer my own list of “for fun” questions, and I’ll probably do that for Mueller a day or two before he’s sworn in. But for now, John Solomon, in “collaboration” with his sources, has come up with a list of ten questions –- the real ones –- that need to be answered in this next phase of investigation. Here are his questions, pared down to their essentials:


1. When did the FBI first learn that the Steele “dossier” was funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC and written by a partisan who had admitted he was desperate to defeat Trump?


2. How much exculpatory evidence did the FBI have against Carter Page and George Papadopoulos?


3. Why was the Steele dossier used as primary evidence in the FISA warrant against Carter Page when it had not been corroborated?

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4. Why were Steele’s biases and his ties to the Clinton campaign --- as well as evidence of innocence and flaws in the FISA evidence --- never disclosed to the FISA court as legally required?


5. Why did FBI and US intelligence officials leak stories about evidence in the emerging Russia probe before they corroborated collusion, and were any of those leaks designed to “create” evidence to use to justify continuing a flawed investigation?


6. Did Comey improperly handle classified information when he distributed memos of his private conversations with Trump to his lawyers and a friend and ordered a leak for the purpose of getting a special counsel appointed?


7. Did the CIA, FBI or Obama White House engage in intelligence activities before opening their official counterintelligence investigation against Trump (July 31, 2016)?


8. Did US intelligence, the FBI or Obama administration use or encourage spy agencies in Britain, Australia, Ukraine, Italy or elsewhere to gather information on the Trump campaign, leak evidence or get around US restrictions on spying on Americans?


9. Did the CIA or Obama intelligence apparatus try to lure or pressure the FBI into launching a collusion probe or acknowledge its existence before the election? (Strzok/Page texts implied as much.)


10. Did any FBI agents, intelligence officials or other key players in the probe provide false testimony to Congress?


Of course, there are more; I’ll add another one: Why did Rosenstein include in Mueller’s “scoping” memo information about Carter Page that came from the Steele “dossier,” which the FBI knew was oppo research paid for by the Clinton campaign?


The tables really are turning. Bill Barr, Michael Horowitz and Lindsay Graham will all be working to fill in the gaps in our understanding of the phony Trump/Russia narrative. IG Horowitz reportedly has already interviewed somewhere between 50 and 100 witnesses, so he might already have at least some of the answers. According to Alan Dershowitz, the FISA court may appoint someone to determine if there was contempt of court when they were deliberately misled. And according to a report by James Rosen, President Trump is getting ready to do some serious declassifying –- particularly of documents relating to the FISA court –- now that he can no longer be accused of “interfering with the Russia probe.” It’s about time, because we need to know if this really was what it SURE looks like: a deliberate weaponizing of the US intelligence community.


Here’s a link to the Solomon piece, with additional detail relating to each of the questions:



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  • Linda Olds

    04/25/2019 07:50 AM

    I am looking forward to President Trump declassifying information about this mess, but whatever comes out, the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself--I love it when you say that) will somehow manage to twist it so that it means the opposite. The problem with that is how they are dividing America. Do they truly not see that they are the ones who are colluding with Russia to weaken America?

    I have a question: how can Democrats justify the difference between the way Trump was (and is) being treated and the way Sen. Feinstein was treated when it was found that she had been keeping a Chinese spy as her driver and office manager for about 20 years? She was told about it, and allowed to fire him, and nothing more was said. Feinstein was head of the Intelligence Committee part of that time....

  • Barry Ligus

    04/24/2019 11:28 AM

    I would add another question. Were there any other members of the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches that leaked classified or LE confidential information related to this investigation? If so, who are they?

  • Iris Rodriguez-Cruz

    04/24/2019 11:18 AM

    I want to know why so much hate fo our president.I never seen so much there disrespectful people in the government why they keep accusing him of wrong doing since the beginning because they don’t like him.They should check the Clintons and Obama administration there’s a smoking gun there they should investigate them they did a lot of suspicious dealing and no one blink an eye they think this people are perfect something is rotten in Denmark.

  • Leonard Lugo

    04/24/2019 11:14 AM

    My, Dictator Obama, got away(leastways with man) with every crime he did! No One lifted a finger! With President Trump the wicked are throwing Everything at him,but the kitchen sink, throwing that too! We're praying for him,angel guard. On Mr. Herman Cain, his decision. They, wicked pull out sexual weapon as they did with Judge Roy Moore, people are gullible to believe it! Yet, wicked democrates can't keep their pants up! And,proud of it! They reword it, nonechalontly! Many christians no doubt would run for office, but, they see viscious, brutal, violent attacks, as Judge Bret K remarked, they are out to Destroy you! And,go so low, to attack your family! Tear you Apart! 24/7. Many just don't want that! Darkness HATES Light!

  • Jessie Teddlie

    04/24/2019 07:58 AM

    I do believe there were laws broken by many high level people to just get rid of the President including people in the Obama administration, the DOJ and the FBI. These all should be investigated and, if guilty, held accountable! I also believe that because the Obama administration wanted (or had promised) that Hillary be the new President, they covered up a lot of things done by her and officials in order for her to win! Needs to be done in a way that the citizens can trust and an end put to her (if any) rule breaking and/or criminal activities. The fact that so many, including Hillary, had activities and ties through the Ukraine and connected to Russia, should be investigated!

  • Kevin J Cook

    04/23/2019 10:41 PM

    “Mueller had no case against Trump”....from the very beginning. Mueliar turned this setup into a traitorous Presidential coup attempt

  • Diana De Ruyver

    04/23/2019 08:29 PM

    Mike, I can't thank you enough for not only your honesty in your reporting but also your thoughtfulness and the clarity that you bring. This evil that has been purported against President Trump and the American citizens are a travesty to each of the law abiding citizens of this great country. Each and everyone of the participants in this great evil, should go to prison and receive no pension for any years of service in the government (as others have, e.g., Lois Lerner). They have performed no service to the American people who pay their salaries. They are only focused on getting re-elected and what is in it for them not for us the taxpayer. This continued assault and diversion for political purposes against the President needs to cease. I have read that this first round has cost the taxpayers $30,000,000 but it cost a lot more than that in lost opportunities to solve the real problems in our country, i.e., illegal aliens and a debt that is or almost $1,000,000,000.00. I have heard there is a movement to have term limits and/or shorter term limits on the House of Representatives and I hope it passes but I won't hold my breath!!! The current House of Representatives are non-functioning. If they have ever read the U.S. Constitution, they don't understand it and it is not hard to understand. Lastly, I no longer listen to any news organizations except for you Mike and also CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network). You and they are the only ones who are trustworthy and report facts. Thank you Mike!!!

  • Betty Paul

    04/23/2019 06:29 PM

    We we watch your program Sunday evenings and we really enjoy it we know we can trust you to report the news honestly and fairly keep up the good work

  • Carol Phaneuf

    04/23/2019 04:39 PM

    The way that the Lamestream-so called- media treats your brilliant and lovely daughter IS CRIMINAL, AND OUTRAGEOUSLY NASTY. Shame on all of them!??????

    Piers Morgan did a really good job on Hannity last evening. I was happy to see that he gave up on the Dim’s Liberally Tainted Koolaid!

    TRUMP/PENCE 2020

    Carol Phaneuf

  • rodney burke

    04/23/2019 03:24 PM

    new lows in journalism? ha, ha! they are already at 5 miles below sea level before the report was issued. they are like the titanic, sinking ever quickly to the bottom, wherever that is. CNN and MSNBC are so far beyond despicable, there isn't a word for them any more. When declas comes out they will have no where to go but jail.

  • Robert McFate

    04/23/2019 02:59 PM

    Mike; I found a mistake in this article. You honored the "reporter" from MSNBC with the honorary journalist when we all know they are nothing but propagandist!

  • pat langevin

    04/23/2019 02:48 PM

    How come we knew that the Lord would take care of this? Psalms 37 Fret not- fret not. The evildoers shall be mown down like grass in the field! Thank you Lord! And thank you, Governor. We love you. Keep on keeping on.

  • Ronald Montague

    04/23/2019 02:31 PM

    The weaponizing of the intelligence community to influence a political campaign is the height of political hypocrisy. As a civil servant I was held to a high standard. I expect our elected leaders Anderson their appointees to be held to an even higher standard. We need to hold them accuntable.

  • Jerry Korba

    04/23/2019 02:30 PM

    I am AMAZED by people, we have members in our congress 2 years ago tell us that Mueller IS a man of honor, respected professional, loyal to the law of the land and so on. 2 years later our congress is telling us he WAS honorable, respected professional meaning he no longer has those characteristics . What happen to him people? Let's face the facts , you better get your stuffed animal to hold this is going to be a little tough for ya, he is beaten down just like the people who praised him 2 years ago. When you people start out being dishonorable your final result will be dishonorable. What did you expect. The entire investigation was dishonest corrupt full of malice and you morons thought you could bring down a sitting President with that garbage? You people do NOT have enough sense to just be quiet and self medicate yourself for the rest of your term, You people are way over your head in terms of being at the same level intellectually( you are like Maxie Waters talking to the banking CEO's) they are still laughing at her what an embarrassment; with our President VP AG look at the way you people the morons handled the Judge K hearings he is on the SC look how you people handled this investigation you people take DeBlasio and head back to the Stone Age and take a truck load of weed with ya please do not reproduce, just medicate yourselves.

  • Pamela MAYHEW

    04/23/2019 01:14 PM

    I am worried that this statement from the movie, "A Few Good Men" will destroy our UNITED States. We are already seeing the violence and destruction that took us into a Civil War. I love my country. I cry just thinking about what could be next.

  • Harold Levi

    04/23/2019 12:03 PM

    I remember Obama having a close encounter with Putin just before the 2012 election where he, Obama, commented that he would have more freedom after the 2012 election. There was speculation at that time as to what was meant. It seems we now know. Obama the TRAITOR, but that is redundant.

  • Cindy Murphy

    04/23/2019 11:49 AM

    It’s a coup d’etat. The Liberals are so angry that their agenda is being exposed to America that they are doing a Hail Mary to Stop the President. I Thank You Governor, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingram, Mark Levin, & those who are exposing the Truth. With God Almighty’s help we can overcome.

  • Gloria Doran

    04/23/2019 11:28 AM

    It is about time that an investigation is being held to look into the corruption that took place during the presidential race and after Trump became President. It has been a witch hunt and the Democrats need a wake up call.
    I have to smile when I think back to when they realized CLinton was NOT going to be President. Best day in our country. It sadden me that our country is do divided, as the song says, "United we stand, divided we fall."

  • Greg Dawson

    04/23/2019 11:21 AM

    I need the DNC to take $35 million in donated dollars and return it to the taxpayers for this horrific waste of taxpayer time and money.

    100+ days and counting since the Democrats took over the House, not one single positive achievement. Why are they there? Why are we paying them. They are NOT there to obsess over why Donald Trump beat Hillary and pick up a paycheck. Taxpayers are getting ripped off daily by these frauds. I want them fired! I want my money back!

  • Greg Dawson

    04/23/2019 11:20 AM

    I need the DNC to take $35 million in donated dollars and return it to the taxpayers for this horrific waste of taxpayer time and money.

    100+ days and counting since the Democrats took over the House, not one single positive achievement. Why are they there? Why are we paying them. They are NOT there to obsess over why Donald Trump beat Hillary and pick up a paycheck. Taxpayers are getting ripped off daily by these frauds. I want them fired! I want my money back!

  • Virginia Crawford

    04/23/2019 11:13 AM

    After reading these ten points in this article i am praying justice will be done. The dems have been let off the hook for way too many injustices. Republicans cannot continue being passive. These people need to be prosecuted and put in jail.

  • John Geddie

    04/23/2019 11:00 AM

    Why wasn't Russian collusion by Hillary and/or Democrats not investigated?