May 18, 2019

Democrats Don’t WANT Mueller to Testify

When Attorney General William Barr decided not to testify voluntarily before the House Judiciary Committee after they had changed the rules at the last minute, Democrats made a huge deal out of it. The committee voted to hold him in contempt for not turning over the entire unredacted Mueller report, even though they hadn’t taken advantage of the opportunity to read almost the entire thing, and even though it contained grand jury material that would have been illegal to release. However, when they failed to reach an agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller to testify sometime soon, Democrats simply backed away from the idea. As much as they said they wanted to talk to him, I think they’ve reconsidered and realize that it might not be such a good idea.

That’s because the Republicans get to ask questions, too. And I would be popping the popcorn for that.

Oh, the Democrats on the committee will still PRETEND that they want to talk with him, but it will no longer be that important that he come in. When committee chairman Jerrold Nadler was asked if Mueller would be testifying before Memorial Day recess, which starts next Friday, he simply said, “I would assume not.” Gosh, he didn’t bring up anything at all about subpoenaing Mueller or holding him in contempt.

It would have been great for Republicans to be able to ask him details concerning why he put his team together the way he did --- bringing in disreputable Hillary supporter Andrew Weissmann to lead the group and letting him make all the hiring decisions --- and why he looked only at Russian “collusion” as it might have involved the Trump campaign, not Hillary’s at all, when that’s where the actual evidence was. Oh, and when did Mueller realize that there really was no evidence supporting a Russian conspiracy with Trump, and why did he continue anyway?

I’m sure there are many other questions the Republicans would like to ask Mueller. But it’s looking as though they won’t get the chance. Trump tweeted on May 5 that Mueller “should not testify,” but I wonder if he’s rethought that in the days since. The point may be moot, as it sure doesn’t look as though Mueller will come in.

Bill Barr told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that it’s up to Mueller to decide whether or not to appear before lawmakers. (In that, he’s being consistent, as it was his decision not to testify as well. Of course, that was after the committee changed the rules to have staff attorneys grill him instead of asking all the questions themselves.) “It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify,” he said.

By the way, Bill Hemmer’s outstanding interview with Barr that ran Friday morning on FOX News is not to be missed. It’ll sure inspire confidence that Barr knows exactly what he’s dealing with and what he needs to do. Here it is:


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  • Joy Randolph

    05/25/2019 01:49 PM

    I will say this - If people who caused this Russian hoax are not exposed and held accountable and if the Democrat and Republican Congress do not work with President Trump to fix the illegal immigration problem, both parties are in trouble in this next election. We will support President Trump and those who support him.

  • Ralph P. Briese,Jr.

    05/25/2019 11:16 AM

    Thank you Sir! I look forward to your reports. I am happy to see that we have an honest public servant in our government. It has got to be tough to sit in there and listen to the lies & hypocrisy of the left. Especially when it is so blattenly clear of what is right. I look forward to reading your reports. Thank you Sir. P S. I live in central Missouri.

  • Jerry Korba

    05/25/2019 11:14 AM

    Durning our winter here in the upper midwest a long one I had watched the Fox News and the clips of the other propaganda networks and looked at some of the CNN and other outlets destructive behavior toward our country and the bottom line is the Left is America's biggest problem while attacking this country"s foundation and effort to destroy it. The evidence of Obama's hatred of this countries values continue on with Pelosi (looks like she may be headed to a mental health institution) her moronic action toward our country is criminal in my view. Paul Ryan was no bargain while he held Pelosi position just bashing the Speaker is not getting the people anywhere we are stuck with this garbage leadership and policy makers for another year. I have commented in Feb. that the POTUS just use every executive order with in the law to exercise that tool bypassing the inept House and failing Nanci. It is a waste of effort and resources to negotiate with a lunatic like the Left, the will to watch the country fail is embedded in the Left ideals. They can not turn back to a normal frame of mind they may have been influenced by the Greatest Generation once, that has been forgotten and illegal to use their values. The Left is a greater enemy of the US than Iran or the other hostile countries on the planet we can destroy those if needed we have our own citizens that listen and have bought in on the ideas of the Left we can not destroy them unless we wish to become Iran North Korea Russia Syria Venezuela you get the picture. The Left uses Trump to try and ruin the US in fact they will do anything to bring this country down if not killing our babies having our borders overrun drain our Treasury to finance that think of any means to destroy our country that the Left has not or trying to do if you find one keep it to yourself they already are using many weapons now. Check John Kerry with the Iranians he is helping with the Death to America and he is with the Left need we say more those are the values of the Left..........

  • Howard Boggs

    05/25/2019 10:32 AM

    Here's a novel idea: have the Republicans subpoena him. The Democrat reaction should be amusing!

  • Nancy Reynolds

    05/25/2019 10:06 AM

    This is great news news for me, nothing the Dems say about Trump wouldn't stop me for voting against the best president we have ever had.

  • Ann Brannan

    05/20/2019 05:54 AM

    Will we ever see justice? The Democrats and Obama have caused a great divide in our nation! And I believe that the majority of Americans in our great country want justice! We will become a Democracy if we do not see people punished! We cannot allow this to happen. So many of our politicians are corrupt! Are we witnessing the restoration of our great country? I sincerely hope so!

  • Paula Embree

    05/19/2019 10:19 AM

    Excellent interview. So thankful to have Mr. Barr as our attorney general. I believe we will have our answers, the truth will continue to come out. I believe people will and should be held accountable, including Hillary Clinton. I feel her exoneration In all of this should be overturned. They are citizens just like the rest of us and should not have executive privilege when it comes to breaking the law .

  • D. Edwards

    05/19/2019 09:45 AM

    Talk about how Democrats always sue the former Republican President, and lie and criticize- until they get IN- again...THEN, the People realize that they didn't do anything in office, except belly-ache, and So, the people vote Republicans back IN- again! Give examples and years and years of it. Obama and Hilary and othjers are NOT going to be indicted, becasue America wants' to 'save face'- BUT in this day, every nation KNOWS there is something fishy in Denmark, so it doesn;t matter- the Government should just clean itself UP- and we "The People" can push the old Government officials OUT: and make a NEW one!

  • BAM

    05/19/2019 07:57 AM

    I listened to the complete video and it seemed to be very fair, Bill Barr answered what he could and no more than he should have in respect to the people’s right to know while investigations are going on.

  • Bill Hoglund

    05/19/2019 07:56 AM

    Just gotta love this guy Barr.He's reading DemocRAT agendas.

  • Jerry Korba

    05/19/2019 12:19 AM

    Tell Obama what happened to the titanic his storyline is like the titanic the rats are running for daylight and the captain goes down with the ship please revoke the cartels passports

  • Earl Batteen

    05/18/2019 10:00 PM

    AG Barr doing a GREAT job.... Hope to see Fair & Balanced prosecution -- Mr. Muller got the Republicans now we need to get the corrupt Democrats.

  • Norman North

    05/18/2019 09:39 PM

    Instead of continuing to focus on the Mueller Report and related topics, The Congress needs to focus on what the American people want. They want pay increases, better jobs, more jobs, more opportunity to use their God-given talent. That may involve infrastructure bills, USMCA, China Trade and other things but much more for the good of the nation. With regard to immigration, many good Americans want it to be much easier for talented people within America-loving nations to come here. But under current USCIS and NVC rules, these people are blocked by excessive costs, endless forms and layers of excessive security (which adds to the cost). The fees and costs should be in proportion to the country applying. For instance, if a nurse wants to come from the philippines and their economy is 1/10 that of ours, charge 1/10 for the fee. Most of these fees are borne by Americans trying to help girlfriends, wives or just want talented people to get here. Maybe they want to help a local hospital but they can never get them here. That is not fair when they are applying legally. Instead we only focus on the people that come from 7 countries and jump our fences. This is blatantly unfair to the Filipino nurse and the American trying to get her here. Remember General Douglas MacArthur? What would he think of the US hurting Filipinos this way? All in the name of security? If the girl goes to church every day, is poor and studies hard, she should have a fair chance to get here.
    I have hundreds of ideas on what our Congress should really be focused on instead of the crap they are focused on now!!!!
    You are in a position to inform the President of how America should really be treating Filipinos, not the way they are treated now. If you know someone you get it. That is not fair!!!!!

  • Andrew McManus

    05/18/2019 08:19 PM

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall when the Republicans got to ask questions. Nader is as much a snake as Schiff. We'll see how it plays out

  • Patricia McMahon

    05/18/2019 07:12 PM

    AG Barr was an excellent choice for Attorney General. Whatever those free wheeling trash talking democrats spew flows right off his back. His professionalism is extremely comforting. He may just drive them mad, by being himself. Thanks Gov. Huckabee, your humor helps me deal with all the Dems that have gone down the Rabbit Hole. I wonder if Alice and the Rabbit are feeling crowded?

  • Amelia Little

    05/18/2019 06:50 PM

    I think the democrats are painting themselves into a corner. Surely they realize a 5 year can call out hypocrisy--"Hey!!! No fair!!! You can't make one guy testify and let the other slide!!" They are making fools of themselves. I have read of laws--such as AG Barr CAN'T reveal redacted portions--IT'S AGAINST THE LAW! Funny how they (even though many are lawyers) and THEIR lawyers don't look up laws on something like this, but can find a 1924 law that seems to say that they can demand of the IRS to turn over any documents they want. Of course, on would think that there should be probable cause (of course, that didn't stop the recent kangaroo court.) Police officers have to have probable cause before searching your vehicle, they have to prove probable cause to a judge to obtain a search warrant for your home, but I guess democrats are above all that, can do something just cuz they want to!!!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    05/18/2019 06:43 PM

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when first practice to deceive!............. Bless you!

  • Tim Touchstone

    05/18/2019 06:22 PM

    Governor (and future President, I hope), the interview with AG Barr could not point out the fact better, that he IS indeed a "straight shooter", not to mention, an all-around well qualified man. How many times did he say "I will not speculate on that", in response to questions seeking opinions. I am as excited right now as I was when I realized President Trump was the winner of the 2016 election. I am very confident that the investigation into this entire matter could, and should end up with O'Bama and Hilliary in handcuffs (not to mention all of their "lackeys").
    Thanks for what you do Mike!

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    05/18/2019 06:15 PM

    Governor, as usual thank you for an excellent article. I agree with that you that once Professor Turley told the Judiciary Committee that they would loose badly in a court of law if they pursued a case against AB Barr along with the fact that they could not stop the Republicans The opportunity to ask any questions they wanted to of Muller they have backed away from this. What I also find very amusing is that they have not gone after subpoenaing Muller as they did for Barr. Perhaps the wise council of Mr Turley woke them up. Also, thanks very much for adding the Fox interview with AG Barr. Love your newsletter and wait for it daily. God Bless and keep the truth coming.

  • Everett Coates

    05/18/2019 05:40 PM

    I'm still reasonably convinced that nothing will come of Barr's investigation. Very few questions will be answered. No one will go jail for what has happened over the past two and a half years. All the federal agencies have to do is drag their feet for a year and a half and the investigation of who actually did what will likely go away. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.

  • lester jacobs

    05/18/2019 05:19 PM

    Should Mueller choose to speak now that his report has been turner in - would this expose him to conflicting statements ??Would it become a better idea to let his report become his statement and then let it speak for itself ?? He may satisfy GONADS with a comment but inturn antagonize Barr. Now that this report is complete - doesn't it mean that the investigation is concluded and there is no way to get a rewrite ?? I am certain that none of those people destroyed by Muellller will also enjoy a rewrite of their portion of this investigation.

  • Elaine Romanias

    05/18/2019 05:18 PM

    Yes sir! They are so worried about Mueller testifying!!!! Can't wait to see how this goes in the next few weeks! God is in control!

  • Doug Johnson

    05/18/2019 04:54 PM

    If the democrats are making a big deal out of talking to Muller, then why doesn’t the Republicans insist that he testify, just wondering. Keep up the good work, I read all your comments

  • Lisa Ford

    05/18/2019 04:30 PM

    Democrats sure are messy. Hiw much for a front row seat to watch Pelosi in cuffs.

  • jan pieper

    05/18/2019 04:22 PM

    It may seem silly to think that you could have any influence as an advisor to our President, but you are a common sense thinker and you are a man of faith and you have a wealth of experience in your portfolio: couldn't you or someone convince the President that he needs to stop chattering and bullying the Chinese leadership. Can't he just be quiet, save all of those comments like "we're going to win" "we will get what we want" "China knows they are the problem, we'll show them a thing or two" ... that kind of chatter is not necessary, it's not even in good taste, in fact it makes it harder for China to make an acceptable deal and walk away saving face. Saving face is a huge thing to the Chinese, Trump acts as though he doesn't understand that fact. He needs to stop giving them reason to fight us in a war of words. I'll bet you or Sara could slip him a note. A change in his behavior would bring him/us some new successes ... at least that's what I believe.