August 29, 2018

“VERIFIED APPLICATION [in large, bold type] –- The FBI has reviewed this verified application for accuracy in accordance with its April 5, 2001, procedures, which include sending a copy of the draft to the appropriate field office(s).”

The above certification appeared on each of the applications (one original and three renewals) for warrants to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page that were sent to the FISA court.  We now know that the information provided within, primarily the Trump/Russia “dossier” written by highly imaginative British ex-spy Christopher Steele, was NEVER verified for accuracy and was, in fact, considered extremely “iffy” even by the person who created it.

These facts are now undisputed:  The FBI went to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (and this is supposed to be a big deal) to get a wiretap on an American citizen it accused of being a Russian agent.  It based this outrageous charge not on a “verified application,” as it claimed, but on a salacious and unverified work of fiction financed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.  It failed to disclose this very important information to the court.

Defenders of the FBI say, “But wait!  There was a footnote at the bottom of page 16 of the application that read in part, ‘The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.’”  Yes, we’ve seen this finely crafted example of understatement, and we have identified the “identified U.S. person” as Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.  Candidate #1 is obviously then-candidate Donald Trump.  The FBI obviously included this cryptic footnote to serve as cover, so they could point to it later if they needed to and say, “Looky here!  We disclosed that.”

But the information is false and intentionally misleading.  Thanks to Bruce Ohr’s testimony behind closed doors on Tuesday, we can confirm that the FBI was well aware of his function as a “back channel” with Christopher Steele.  They weren’t “speculating” at all --- they knew for a fact that the “dossier” was all about discrediting Trump and was written by someone who said he was desperate to keep Trump out of the White House.  The dossier wasn’t “likely” being used to discredit a candidate for President  –- they knew good and well it was.  The FISA judges weren’t told any of this.

I don’t know about them, but if I were a FISA court judge, I would be supremely ticked off right now.

Commentary continues below advertisement

Let’s see...what if the footnote had read something like this:  “The FBI is aware that the identified U.S. person runs an “opposition research” company who was looking specifically for anything he could put in a report to damage the Republican Presidential candidate.  This company was being paid a million dollars by the Democratic candidate’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  The FBI has been using a DOJ employee whose wife is employed with this company to maintain back channel communications with the author of the information, who was fired from the FBI for leaking information to the media and is no longer officially considered an appropriate source.  The DOJ employee informed the FBI that this author, a British ex-spy, is extremely politically biased against the subject of his dossier and that his ‘evidence’ would never stand up in a courtroom, but we used his work anyway because, hey, we really want to spy on this Trump guy.”

Think the FISA court would have approved that application?

Me, neither.





Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!

Comments 1-25 of 34

  • Dennis Houk

    08/31/2018 05:12 PM

    How can the justice department be trusted? The higher ranks appear to be in the pockets of the Democratic National Party. We are told that there are many of the rank and file who are seething over what is happening. But there is something they could do. Right now I believe the deep state or secret government has achieved control and are playing this out to attempt a political coup. What is going to be the method and the framework to take down this power structure? I am not a lawyer but a East Tennessee Hill Billy living in Virginia now and I am disgusted with what I see. I am a Marine in civilian clothes but my oath seems to be more in effect than the elected officials. What is the answer?

  • Wallace Hoffman

    08/30/2018 06:53 AM

    This provides further proof that the DOJ and the FBI leadership became completely politicized during the Obama administration. The Mueller Special Counsel has been a complete waste of resources and money and must be ended immediately. The next special counsel should be headed by someone like Representative Trey Gowdy to investigate those leaders who opposed President Trump.

  • Rob Jensen

    08/29/2018 11:28 PM

    Thank you Governor for pulling the facts together in a format that we can make sense of! Heads should roll! But the Truth shall prevail and out God will ultimately judge!

  • Catherine Tewksbury

    08/29/2018 09:49 PM

    When is this going to come to a head and get some people arrested?

  • Carla Johanna Isselmann

    08/29/2018 09:12 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee,
    now you see how very difficult it is to eradicate all the communist-Swamp-creatures in government and ...oh dear, there, we go again...why do you not tell President Trump to hire Mr. Larry Klayman…?

    Kind regards, Carla

  • Linda Olds

    08/29/2018 07:11 PM

    Is the MSM that full of hatred for President Trump that they don't care about this corruption? Are they afraid that President Obama will be implicated if the story is looked into?
    If I found that President Trump or other Republicans were corrupt, I would want to know, and take appropriate action against them. The Democrats seem to feel that the appropriate action is to cover it up.

  • Matthew Clegg

    08/29/2018 06:25 PM

    Anyone who signed off on these should be tried for perjury and false statements. Anyone currently employed by the government should be immediately fired and all clearances revoked.

  • Pam Alcanter

    08/29/2018 04:04 PM

    Just remember Everybody, the day Will come when these people, as well as all of us, Will have to answer to the One who knows the truth of it All. And, the fact that, with everything they tried to pull to stop Donald Trump from being elected but it didn't work, should scare the stink out of them that Someone Else was in control.
    Thank you, Governor Huckabee, for helping even me better understand what's going on.
    Thank you, Sara, for having to try to make sense of it after the Media is through.
    God bless you and God bless America.

  • Linda Furlong

    08/29/2018 03:44 PM

    All who were involved, including Hillary need to be prosecuted. None are above the law.

  • Grace Smith

    08/29/2018 03:33 PM

    Governor, why aren't these people going to jail? I don't get it! If it was you or I we would in no
    way get away with it. Our butts would be in jail! It seems if you think you are above the law you can get away with just about anything! So sad that our country has lowered it standards!
    I keep praying that God will continue to expose what was hidden in the dark to be shone in the light!
    God bless you Mike Huckabee
    Grace Smith

  • Bruce Nason

    08/29/2018 03:20 PM

    And so.... How come not a peep from the FISA court judges? They are guilty as sin if they don't start making some noise about this!!!!!

  • David Colonna

    08/29/2018 02:50 PM



    08/29/2018 02:43 PM

    We thank you for your honesty and helping us to get a look at all sides to the American story. We stand with our President and feel The Constitution and The Articles of Confederation provide us with a sound basis if we try studying them.

  • Rick Schramm

    08/29/2018 02:33 PM

    Good job keep up the good work so that we can finally get justice for these criminals.

  • Mary Wright

    08/29/2018 02:29 PM

    Thank you for talking the truth. We must bring integrity and honesty back to our government.

  • Olin R Guyton

    08/29/2018 02:11 PM

    The longer this takes, the more we are going to learn. It's no longer shocking to learn this stuff...but, we do need to learn just how badly our DOJ and FBI were corrupted at the very top of the pie...the upper crust went crummy on us.

  • Bill Kluepfel

    08/29/2018 12:17 PM

    The MSM won’t report this, Congress won’t act on this, and the FBI and DOJ won’t implicate themselves, so nothing will happen. Watergate was a sideshow compared to this, but because the MSM and the Hollywood elites despise the President no one will suffer any consequences.

  • K. Mccree

    08/29/2018 12:13 PM

    Couldn't forward your news letter to friends yesterday, for some strange reason, but did want to let you know I enjoy reading your news letters. Yesterday, the list of questions you suggested be asked to the guy questioned before Congress.... were a blast! I do believe you could have a show like Johnny Carson and now top his show. Keep up the good works. We also admire your daughter, Sarah, and know she is doing a wonderful job of handling the liberal, and out of line, news media quite well. Thumbs up for you and Sarah!

  • Michelle Clark

    08/29/2018 11:55 AM

    so what can be done with this information? It appears to be out there that the FISA warrant was based on false info, but nothing is done. It appears they will get away with it.

  • Gary Kain

    08/29/2018 11:47 AM

    Washington is well aware of what the democrats did utilizing the FBI. It does not matter. There will never be justice with respect to these traitorous, despicable actions. They will however spend tax money 'til it's ALL GONE trying to unseat a duly elected president. America is over.

  • rodney burke

    08/29/2018 11:46 AM

    the stench of Bruce Or, Strozck, comey and corrupt cohorts is becoming overpowering. There is seemingly NO one in the ovomit administration who is not corrupt to the core. Time for some serious charges, trials and jail time. If treason and other capital crimes have been committed, which i am SURE Hilary did, they should be punished with the appropriate sentence. FB is right,: The ovomit administration was a crime spree. There are criminals EVerywhere! TSA should be abolished and each airport have their own, we did it before the TSA and did fine.

  • Alice I Claar

    08/29/2018 11:43 AM

    Thanks again for being there for our nation. Thank your daughter also. And I thank God for all of you. God Bless.

  • Linda Mahan

    08/29/2018 11:14 AM

    So now the truth is not only known but proven fact. What will ever be done about it??? Answer - NOTHING!!! These crooks will slither off as snakes do and just emerge somewhere else in a different place of corruption. However, think about what happened. All this corruption against Trump and he STILL WON!! The people wanted him and Washington cleaned up. Do you think this might be a big clue for the ones still in charge? The people are sick of justice for no one and corruption for all. Sessions never took control of the DOJ on day one. I dont think he's even found his office yet!! Dust off those law books Jeff. Time to start work or better yet PACK UP!!!

  • David C

    08/29/2018 11:02 AM

    Governor - can the Judge vacant the warrant based on the new information and therefore make all evidence gathered under the warrant inadmissible?? That would unravel the entire “investigation” and stop this nonsense.

    You are supposed to investigate a crime to find the person, not investigate the person until you can find a crime.

    PS - we met a long time ago. Through Don Melton and JJ.

  • Maria Porzio

    08/29/2018 10:57 AM

    Ohr's testimony only confirmed what we've all known for a LONG time thanks to you, Sara Carter, John Solomon, Sean Hannity and others (and in my opinion, this "new" info has only proved that the corruption at the FBI & DOJ is even worse than previously thought, if that's possible). Where is Sessions? Where are the FISC judges who were duped? Are they all in on it, too? If not, why don't we have REAL investigations, grand juries, indictments/charges, etc? And in all of this, I don't understand the media. I remember a time when the press did everything possible to expose government corruption, control, CYA tactics, etc. Now, the MSM are on anyone's side as long as they "hate Trump." In another time, our 45th POTUS would be treated (and rightfully so) like a rock star - never have we had a more anti-establishment president! Yet, here we are. Why? An abuse of power like this at the highest levels of our gov't - and all the bias & corruption along with it - would be splashed in YUGE headlines across every media outlet in the USA (and maybe the world) every day if it weren't being leveled against President Trump—a man whom the media, Dems, deep state, and RINOs hate so much that they're willing to sacrifice at their corrupt and mega-biased altar our laws, justice system, and Constitution to take down a duly elected and successful President, in large part because he is taking their power away from them and giving it back to us (and showing how far, wide, and deep the corruption really is in our gov't). It seems some will stop at nothing to take this man (and his family, Admin and supporters) down, and our nation right along with him. Sadly, I don't have much faith that anything will change after Ohr's testimony, nor will anyone ever be held accountable for any of their crimes, all of which occurred because they hated Donald Trump and feared if he won that he would do exactly what he's doing. All I can say is God help us all, and God bless our President, family, Admin, and the USA - because no one on Earth seems willing or able to fix this gigantic mess, including: put blindfolds back on Lady Justice, prosecute the real criminals, apologize to everyone from We The People to Michael Flynn to President Trump, and just let the man govern the way we elected him to! It's working despite the nonstop baseless attempts to remove POTUS from office. Why the people aren't up in arms (literally & figuratively) over what our gov't (esp the DOJ, FBI, Obama Admin, Dems & RINOs, etc) is doing to our country and her people boggles my mind. I don't condone violence, but we need to somehow find a way to better come together, organize, and go on offense sometimes (like the Dems do), or we may find that our very Republic is in real anger of being lost forever. I hope Ohr's testimony leads to justice, but given all that's happened (or not) so far, I'm not holding my breath - but I am praying I'll be proved wrong.