Evening Edition - October 22

October 22, 2019

Though it’s not known how sharp the “teeth” in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s internal report on FISA abuse will be --- the IG doesn’t even have subpoena power with people who aren’t current employees --- Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham are the Big Dogs who can look at anyone, anywhere, in their investigation into the real origins of the “Trump/Russia” probe. As we reported a couple of days ago, there are indications that they are very much on the case; they have expanded the timeline of their investigation and have made some overseas trips, particularly to Rome, where shadowy figure Joseph Mifsud taught at Link University. This is likely where they obtained the two Blackberrys owned by Mifsud, the person who told Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos that story about Russia possessing thousands of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.

But wait, there’s more: Durham has also expanded his witness list, and now Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper can expect to be called. (Durham is surely well aware that both have lied under oath in the past, before Congress.) Clapper’s testimony might be interesting in light of statements he made a couple of weeks ago, saying on CNN that it was President Obama who directed intelligence officials to “assemble all the reporting” about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. He said they were doing what Obama told them to do. These somewhat cryptic statements needs to be fleshed out in detail, certainly in light of some of the Strzok-Page texts that also implicate Obama.

https://thegreggjarrett.com/james-clapper-obama-ordered-us-to-start-the-witch-hunt/

You can tell Barr and Durham are on the right track when the media make any new push to discredit them, and that’s what is happening now. According to NBC News, multiple current and former officials told them that “a review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis.” Oh, really? NOW they’re concerned about the legal or factual basis of an investigation, after putting the country through three years of an investigation that didn’t have any such basis? I think those “concerned” officials are afraid that when this report comes out, people are going to be stunned by its legal and factual legitimacy as well as its findings. What these officials are REALLY concerned about isn’t the basis of the investigation but its eventual outcome. In other words, we’re going to find out what they were up to.

If they want to see a probe with no legal or factual basis, they can look at Nancy Pelosi’s so-called “impeachment inquiry,” currently being held in secret. As Laura Ingraham reported Monday night, numerous State Department officials who have tried all along to undermine President Trump by “leaking, obstructing and resisting” (and winning praise for that from Trump’s media adversaries) are now violating their sworn duty and defying the State Department’s lawful orders not to testify in what the Executive Branch considers to be an illegitimate inquiry. They are testifying about security-related matters without having a State Department lawyer in the room, notes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Adam Schiff ought to be embarrassed by the kangaroo court that he’s running,” he says.

Ingraham cites a few of these career State Department officials by name. A few examples: Michael McKinley, a veteran career diplomat who resigned as Pompeo’s top adviser after 37 years at State and who has hired renowned anti-Trump attorney John Bellinger; deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent; and former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama holdover who was recently removed from her post due to concerns --- perfectly legal and valid --- that she was not supportive of President Trump. McKinley reportedly resigned over the treatment of Yovanovitch. Oh, and there’s Bill Taylor, who replaced Yovanovitch as ambassador, testifies Tuesday, accompanied by HIS attorney, who happens to be...(drum roll, please)...John Bellinger. I am not kidding.

According to POLITICO, congressional staffers have indicated that they subpoenaed these willing officials “to give them some cover” just so they could go ahead and testify. But they’re glad to cooperate with the impeachment effort, subpoena or no subpoena. Keep in mind, these are remnants of the Obama State Department, his fellow architects of the Iran deal and other foreign policy disasters. They needed to be out on Day 1 of Trump’s administration, because as long as they’re in place, they’re going to do everything they can to sabotage him.

If you can stomach it, read how POLITICO paints these people as heroes…

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/20/state-department-trump-051564

Compare this cooperative attitude towards the impeachment inquiry with the resistance to Barr’s investigation. According to NBC News, three former CIA officials (surely including Brennan) told them Durham has requested conversations with CIA analysts involved in the Russia probe, and they are lawyering up. “And there is tension between the CIA and Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine.”

REPORT: Durham Interviewing Clapper and Brennan in Investigation - Gregg Jarrett

Gregg Jarrett still refers to Durham’s investigation as non-criminal, but there are indications that it may at this point be criminal. More on that soon.

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, a Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Ingraham that there are career State officials who are good people who are offended by what’s going on. He said an FBI official had come up to him in the airport that morning to thank him and say, “Look, we’re embarrassed by what some of our Department of Justice and FBI agents [are doing].” They agree with Stewart when he says that these officials don’t just work for the President –- they work for the people of the United States. “And the people selected this President,” he said. “They’re not betraying the President. They’re betraying the people. They’re betraying the trust in the Constitution which has sustained us for more than 200 years. And they don’t view it that way; they view [themselves] as being so smart and [think that] we made a mistake and we have to correct it.”

I think Stewart has nailed it. The "resisters" view themselves as heroes and patriots and all-round superior people, when it will be shown that the real heroes are Barr and Durham.

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It appears that Canadian voters missed their chance to restore some intelligence and maturity to their government by narrowly reelecting Justin “I can’t remember wearing black/brownface makeup but I guess from the photos that I did” Trudeau as prime minister. But his party lost its majority in the House of Commons so he’ll have to form a minority government (some wags pointed out that now he’ll see what it’s like to be a genuine minority.)  The bad news is that he’ll probably form it with socialists, and make Canada’s government even more leftwing, oppressively PC and downright crazy.

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com makes the case there is a small silver lining in Trudeau’s reelection, and in fellow blackface-wearing liberal Ralph Northam still being Governor of Virginia. The next time leftists demand the resignation of a conservative over some small or imagined racist slight from years past, we can point to them reelecting this latter-day Amos and Andy duo and suggest that they go guzzle a frosty mug of Shut-the-heck-up.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/22/with-canadas-blackfacebrownface-prime-minister-winning-reelection-the-left-has-to-shut-it-on-racism-lectures-n2555140

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Must-See Video:  Hilarious musical send-up of “cancel culture” and the media’s addiction to digging up old tweets to destroy everyone.

https://reason.com/video/remy-horrifying-tweets-resurface/

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President Trump gave an interview to Sean Hannity that aired last night on Fox News.  You can see it at this link:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-hannity-hillary-clinton-tulsi-gabbard-jill-stein

Among the highlights: Trump again refuted the claim that there was any “quid pro quo” about holding up aid to Ukraine unless they investigated Joe Biden’s son’s cushy energy company job (even though this write-up is from Fox News, it still includes the now-familiar but misleading note: “House Democrats have been looking into whether the president engaged in a political quid pro quo when he asked the new Ukraine president to do a ‘favor’ during the controversial conversation.” Many media outlets removed a huge chunk of the conversation from the transcript to make it appear that the mention of Biden immediately followed the request for a “favor,” when the favor Trump was referring to was finding the hacked DNC server that’s at the center of the investigation into alleged foreign meddling in the 2016 election.)

Trump also defended Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hillary Clinton’s insinuation that she’s a “Russian asset” who will reelect Trump by running as a third-party candidate.  While it’s interesting to hear Trump rightly defend a Democratic Presidential hopeful from a scurrilous accusation (when most of them can’t put together two sentences without accusing him of being Satan), he also has personal reasons. Hillary made the same charge against 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and Trump said he wishes she’d done that earlier and not waited 2-1/2 years, because now Americans “have realized she is crazy. She’s crazy.”   

To be fair, some of us realized that a long time ago, when she claimed to be a champion of women who accuse powerful men of sexual abuse. 

 

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  • Dusty

    10/24/2019 01:33 AM

    See Glenn Beck on his special he did on the whole investigation into the Ukraine debacle and who was actually at fault. He has this pinpointed totally and there is more to come. No doubt this whole attack on Guiliani because whatever these two men did or did not do. See they scammed even Manafort. This is getting down to the deep dirt that is part of our present Govt. and scary. What is wrong that we are able to find out where did the billions we sent to the Ukraine where was it spent who got this. So much corruption so we the tax payer are not allowed to know WHY? Some Govt workers son gets $80,000/mo per his work per a company that may have been corrupt? If not then show me the money and find out what happened. Nothing to hide then why all of this now to IMPEACH behind closed doors WHY VOTERS WHY?

  • rodney burke

    10/23/2019 03:53 PM

    Yeah Mike, the stuff is about to hit the fan and dems are running scared. And I don't think Curham and Barr hasve the fgloves on anymore. This is about to get VERY nasty. When all is revealed, they weill have to pay and the price is going to be high. I would NOT be surprised if Horowitz is finding more than he wanted to but the evidence compels him to look further. Nancy's trip is cause for an indictment under the Logan act. It could be construed as something more serious if some have the guts. Media is giving it away. When they start screaming we KNOW we are onto
    something BAD.
    State Department looks like it is full of rot. People are leaving and lawyering up. What are CIA analysts afraid of? HUH! Why lawyers all of a sudden? Guilty conscience? Likely. Trump defends Gabby? Well Hilary has sunk to a new low and he is likely right. She is NOT the one we want but slander of this type? No, no.

    No sympathy for Canada, they did it to themselves. Let them pay for it.

  • Laura Moore

    10/23/2019 12:58 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I LOVE your sense of humor. "a frosty mug of Shut-the-heck-up". You crack me up.

  • Helen Sustachek

    10/23/2019 11:58 AM

    Maybe it has been said, and I missed it. I keep thinking Joe Biden is the Whistle blower.

  • Amelia Little

    10/23/2019 11:19 AM

    Hmmm....so Tulsi running on a third party ticket is going to take away democrat votes? It's a good thing, I think. From what I remember over the years, a third party candidate was usually more of a libertarian and the concern was that would dilute the Republican vote. Thank goodness it didn't work in 2016. Which makes me wonder--perhaps a good number of people who voted 3rd party would have added to votes for President Trump? Anyway, it's funny to see what scares the democrats--one of their own possibly going 3rd party. Republicans, Trump administration officials doing investigations--the democrats can do them, but, by golly, Republicans better sit down and not rock any boats by getting real FACTS--don't want the American citizens to see who and what party the culprits really are.

    Seems the buzz word of the moment is about the "abhorrent" statement by President Trump using the word lynching. Well, it is what it is. But, I would like to see the montage of all the democrats who used that word--I think some were made during the impeachment move against slick willie--over the recent past. Be sure to put the dates in there so people see just how recently that word has been used. Not only by politicians, but also by the msm at the times they were said. Also need constant reminders in congressional chambers about what democrats said about illegal immigration, etc before Donald Trump came along.

    Someone needs to slap them up the side of the head (now, that's not a threat, it's a figure of speech) and remind them that President Trump got the vote because WE THE PEOPLE approved of his campaign agenda. For the losers to stand there and say WE THE PEOPLE don't know what is what is garbage. I think they are so focused on impeachment and preventing border security and illegal immigration, and majorly raising our taxes that they aren't paying attention to all the progress made quietly by both parties on fulfilling other campaign promises that also inspired our vote for President Trump. I guess we can be thankful for all that has been accomplished in spite of their obstruction.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    10/23/2019 11:00 AM

    Chickens are coming home to roost ;-}

  • Kathleen Wood

    10/23/2019 09:50 AM

    I love your reporting, Gov. Huckabee. It informs us with humor as nothing else does. But here's the thing. Being open minded I read the MSN reporting of the testimony charade regarding Ukraine myself. It appears to me that President Trump had every right , even an obligation, to hold funds to Ukraine until matters of corruption were cleared up. This involved Hunter Biden and the former VP, even though Joe was seeking a candidacy in 2020 because it is not about 2020. This already happened and is in regard to the past 2016 election and corruption happening under apparently the Obama administration. Trump is 100% right to clear corruption messes and this is also what the new Ukrainian leader wants to do anyway! Smells to me as if the Democrats and Deep State is desperately trying to hide their own corruption by pointing the finger at Trump. They love to magically fabricate something out of thin air with their tongues using smoke and mirrors. The jig is up for them. We know.

  • John Bergman

    10/23/2019 09:14 AM

    Just like to Thank You for all the updates

  • Karen Drukas

    10/23/2019 08:47 AM

    Schiff has NO soul nor do many of the demonrats. Evil to the core. No conscience ??

  • Georgia Munn

    10/23/2019 06:12 AM

    Mike,
    I just want to thank you for all of your hard work and informative ways. I am a busy working woman who mostly wants to spend extra time with Grandaughter!!! I don't have a lot of time to sift through all of the gobbldigook of political issues. I trust you as my go to source and also enjoy your tv program on the weekend. Great Job!!!
    May God Bless you and America as we continue to pray and fight for goodness.
    Also thanks for fighting for our president, he's doing a great job. I only wish he would have a few filters in his speech at times. It seems like he unnecessarily "fuels the fire" . Proverbs 15:1. In an era of 24 hour news he gives media a lot to expound upon and keep their jobs.

  • Patricia Marseglia

    10/23/2019 05:23 AM

    When the career state department employees go to the hill to testify against our president and his current foreign policy, could they please be put on leave without pay? Permanently. Certainly there must be an admistrative rule that can implement that. Please research ASAP. Or do it and let the civil servants figure it out. Please.

  • Kathleen Durst

    10/23/2019 04:08 AM

    Thanks for reporting the truth! I know the news I am reading in your report is investigated to the full with facts we hear nowhere else.

  • Jessie Teddlie

    10/23/2019 03:22 AM

    Thank you for your efforts to share and report the truth. I do not understand why so many others have been investigated about Ukraine activities when Clinton was still Secretary of State! She and Biden did questionable things through the Ukraine using many of the ones now complaining about our President and many ended, as did Clinton, with extra money from the Ukraine officials! Why not look into all of her and her staff’s dealings there?

  • Christopher P Kelley

    10/23/2019 01:14 AM

    Don't Anyone Forget that John Brennan became a Muslim while serving in Saudi Arabia, at our Embassy, in the 1990s. The Doctrine of Islam is that it is perfectly acceptable to LIE to a non-Muslim. This is called Taqiyya. It was one of Muhammad's earliest instructions to his followers. Islam is not concerned with Truth. It is foolish to expect that you can have a truthful conversation with a Muslim. To say this is not "islamophobic." It is simple common sense.
    Take all the possible precautions!
    Brennan has perjured himself before. He will likely do so again.

  • filmore hennis

    10/23/2019 12:33 AM

    Great edition!! I love it!! I love it!!!

  • Pataricia Fochs

    10/23/2019 12:13 AM

    Good job again!!! I do enjoy your newsletter.

    Please let President Trump know we are fighting evil, God is in control and we are praying for him.
    I love the guy and his wonderful family.

    God bless you to Gov.

    Patricia

  • Bob Tomiczek

    10/23/2019 12:05 AM

    Good evening America !
    Do you have questions concerning the behavior of the" Secret "impeachment inquiry taking place in the secret chambers of "our" government?
    Imagine yourself being accused of a crime. Then finding misleading stories written about you 24 hours a day . Biased witnesses spreading rumors and dragging it across several media outlets. You cannot have a lawyer, or ask who your accusers are. You cannot have a rebuttal to any accusations against you. That you are guilty in the eyes of the public by the media's biased opinions.
    The "Secret" inquiry isn't so secret if they broadcast the secret testimonies to the secret informants and secret news media sources. The secrets tell a biased account of "whistleblowers", political operatives, government employees with pernicious divisiveness. We have little gangs of peuril characters Hi jacking "our" country for political control . Court is in session 24 hours a day on the secret inquiry,with secret witnesses, testifying in secret, about state secrets, all broadcasted by secret media sources. How do you like the way congress is doing the work they were elected to do?
    It is sad to see the animus played out for political control? Politics 24/7.
    Vote in 2020 to get the people's work done instead of the losers dragging the "secrets"on for another 4 years. Vote for resonsible adults, not the childish characters with stunted intellect.
    TRUMP 2020 ! That is no "secret."
    God bless America !

  • Doug Morgan

    10/22/2019 11:58 PM

    Governor, I still appreciate your reporting on District of Corruption AKA "the Swamp" and your assessment of developments. However, I have given up on republicans ever taking action to correct the wrongs that the dims have done. Lots of talk, no action or results. Other than Trump, no one is accomplishing squat. I wish I had the confidence in Barr, Durham and Horowitz that you seem to have. So far they too are just talk, investigate and do nothing. Even the conservative champion on the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh, has even sided with the liberals and refused to hear the case Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. The State of Kansas attempted to withdraw public funding from Planned Parenthood on suspicion that they were harvesting organs from aborted babies. So much for so called conservatives in positions of power. Quite a show he put on only to cave when it really matters.

    Sorry but I've lost hope in everything but my Lord and I do know He knows what is going on and isn't surprised by any of it. Keep looking up!

  • Mary Williams

    10/22/2019 11:04 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for your always good info. I appreciate your time in helping We The People get today’s real news.
    I will pass on some interesting bad news to you that I heard today , it was that there would be a Female Socialist Democrat win the 2020 election. She will blow everything apart by using Carl Marx rules for radicals on American Government and the American people.The Millennials have surpassed the older generation in numbers and they will hit the Voting boxes to vote for the Democratic Candidate they think she will save them from their debt woes. But it will backfire on them, and shortly afterwards it will cause the market and some companies to crash, then continue to get worse with National Debt rising quickly. The rich will get richer and the poor get poorer. This will drastically hurt the American workers, and get worst.
    This information came from an ad from a well known Finance Co.. Warning people to beware of keeping their investments, especially their IRA’s safe. They were selling their book telling you/them how to keep your money safe. It really made lots since and I thank them for their message. We are living in a dangerous time but I have faith in the Lord, He is in charge of everything And He loves us all good and bad, But He does not like lies, or deceit. I believe with prayer to Him, this Nation will overcome the problems that surrounds it as we did in Electing President Trump. All through the Bible He chose Good men with Questionable reputations to do His work, I believe He chose Donald Trump to lead America back to greatness as long as we would trust in Him and pray.
    Sorry I did not mean to lecture but when my children tell me “mom that is enough” I stop as I will now.
    Except for one more thing, I am 87 years old, lived through 13 Presidential Administrations so I have lived through them all, good, bad, and indifferent. But I will say I like and thank President Trump. He is the only President that has worked to help America and the American People Because he loves America and it seems like he truly wants to make a difference.
    God Bless America

  • Michael F. Conners

    10/22/2019 11:03 PM

    Governor, your comments on the Dems farcical impeachment inquiry are right on the mark.

    One wonders at the lack of similar outrage at the “Washington Post”, whose masthead motto is: “Democracy Dies In Darkness”?

    The duplicity and double standard displayed by the mainstream media is emblematic of the moral bankruptcy of their co-conspirators, Democratic Party

    Thanks again for all you do for our Country,

    Mike Conners

  • Kurt Anderson

    10/22/2019 10:29 PM

    The ongoing Russia/Ukraine/Get Trump charade is a boost to the Republican party, unless you are a Mitt Romney Republican. As the show continues, driven by the likes of Pelosi and Schiff, the American people are slowly coming to the realization that even with the red filter of MSM there is a bad smell coming from this witch hunt. This debacle will galvanize all Republicans and shame moderate to right leaning Democrats against the fetid swamp in DC. If Trump can survive it and capitalize on it, he will win in 2020 by a landslide. Then maybe our national turmoil will end, but I doubt it.
    As for Trudeau, well, maybe the pendulum has started back toward the right with his demotion to minority leader but still the boss in Canada. They are left of center on a good day up there, and Trudeau is but the Hillary/Obama/Bernie of Canadian politics all rolled into a steamy pile.

  • Stanley Greenberg

    10/22/2019 09:49 PM

    Love you, your Show, your newsletter and your Service?? May God continue to richly bless you and your loved ones????????????????????????????

  • Emily Yeatts

    10/22/2019 09:45 PM

    You know what governor I am tired I am tired of double standard of no one being held accountable of justice being blind why can dems lie to congress and nothing look what they did to gen Flynn how can they violate lawyer client privilege only with trump was Hilary lawyer ever violated I am tired I don’t want to listen anymore I have list friends and family members over my support for trump and I cannot listen to the same old story again dems break laws tell lies violate the constitution they swore to uphold except the squad who only knows about Koran and allah and the total disregard for life in the last 100 years 1billion babies have been murdered I cannot listen anymore I will continue to pray for the president but I cannot do this anymore may God bless and keep you and the president

  • Anthony Canonico

    10/22/2019 09:36 PM

    You've got the best commentary I've found on the web...succinct, witty, on the mark!