Evening Edition - May 10

May 10, 2019

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says that Robert Mueller won’t be testifying next week, as had been planned. I think he figured out that Republicans would get to question Mueller, too.

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News of the "fake impeachment," plus some outstanding reader comments

At this writing, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, led by 19-term (!) Congressman Jerry Nadler, have unanimously –- ludicrously –- voted to recommend to Congress that Attorney General Barr be held in contempt (even though, according to Rep. Andy Biggs, they had to admit the subpoena they sent to Barr was overly broad and improperly constructed). It’s Nadler and his cohorts who are contemptible. After incredible transparency from both Trump and Barr, they still want 1.5 million pages of “underlying” evidence from the special counsel investigation. They want more testimony from Trump’s lawyer, Don McGhan, even though he’s already testified for 30 hours. They also want thousands of pages of Trump’s tax returns, going back years.


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They insist Trump obstructed justice. Well, guess what? Testimony from Michael Dreeben, an attorney for the special counsel’s office, confirms the timeline that the FBI (under Andrew McCabe) opened an investigation into obstruction of justice on the part of Trump BEFORE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL HAD EVEN BEEN APPOINTED. No wonder they can’t let it go.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-opened-obstruction-case-against-trump-before-mueller-was-appointed

In the face of relentless harassment and congressional abuse of power, Trump finally asserted executive privilege. There are more important things for him to be dealing with right now.

CNN called the President “a fraud and a con man” and “literally the biggest loser in the country” because he (along with others who tried) lost a lot of money building casinos in Atlantic City thirty years ago, which we already knew and which he’s already talked about and even written a book about. (As Victor Davis Hanson told Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, “He didn’t pay taxes on money he never made or money he lost.”)

Nancy Pelosi is musing about throwing Trumpsters into Dumpsters (as in, prison), when it’s her own party hacks who appear to have broken the law. We are talking full-blown psychodrama.

You’ve heard of “fake news”? What’s going on right now is “fake impeachment.” The Democrats know they can’t really impeach the President, given his high approval ratings, the churning economy, and the fact that enough people realize the special counsel investigation could make no case for a Trump/Russia conspiracy. It would be madness, politically, for them to do it, and they know that. (In fact, if they do it, we’ll know they really ARE certifiably insane and off their meds.) Yet they and their Trump-hating constituents live for it.

So as of now, they’re doing a “fake impeachment” –- trying to make the proceedings look as serious as a real impeachment would be without actually impeaching him (which they know wouldn’t have any traction in the Senate, anyway). They’re doing a pretty good job of fooling ignorant people, deliberately throwing in a lot of terminology from Watergate –- references to Nixon, etc. They also have to do whatever they can to discredit Barr, as they know he’s started peeking behind the curtain to see what the Obama Justice Department was up to and they are scared to death about what he may find. When you understand this, everything they’re doing makes perfect sense.

And don’t think they won’t pull out all the stops to get rid of Barr. Look at what they tried with Justice Brett Kavanaugh; they tried to turn him into a gang rapist. But it didn’t work with Kavanaugh, and whatever idiocy they try won’t work here.

For the moment, I’d like to set these stories aside and call attention to some outstanding and timely letters I’ve just received. These letters were in response to my commentary on documents that reveal Steele told the State Department he wanted his “dossier” out before Election Day, 2016.

 

From Patrick:

Regarding: “this doesn’t give me much confidence in the current leadership of the FBI, especially considering the material is marked for declassification 12/31/2041 –- 25 years after the 2016 election,” one may regard classifying it at all as troubling, but there is usually no latitude with “declassify on” dates. If they classify it, according to the guide they use, it would have to be Date +25 years, or whatever. Your language implies the declass date is egregious or punitive, but it is unavoidably the nature of classification.

 

From the Gov:

I surely didn’t intend to imply that, but thanks for bringing it up. Yes, I meant that classifying it AT ALL, at this late date, is troubling. The fact that guidelines call for such a lengthy period of classification just emphasizes what a big deal it is to restrict access in this way. And yet, they did. I want to know why they did.

FBI Director Wray has been maintaining a minimal public presence since he assumed his office. We don’t know for sure, but it may be that he’s an example of the typical insider who’s primarily interested in preserving an appearance of integrity to try to “save” the FBI. Sorry, Director Wray, but it’s a little late for that, as we already know you’re in charge of a swamp that needs to be drained. Recent quibbling over the use of the word “spy” didn’t help, either.

Now, here’s a letter that I’m sure speaks for many conservatives right now…


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From Tom:

Dear Gov. Huckabee:
I am afraid to say that I think the USA is in a serious crisis. It's great that our economy is humming, it's great that we are largely at peace, and it's great that we are militarily strong. 

But our soul has eroded. We (or at least many of us) have lost the will to keep our freedoms, and our citizens don't appear to understand what they are or why they are important. Our Constitution is not understood nor defended. All of the basic freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Right to bear arms, even Right to life, are under serious threat.

Where are our civil libertarians? Where are our jurists? Where is our leadership? Where is the media, and why isn't it exposing the attacks on our freedoms?

Long after President Trump has left office I predict we will be asking, "What happened?" What happened was most of us just sat there debating piddling issues and picking on Trump rather than dealing with real issues. Not many are dealing with facts. 

The facts are indisputable: Because of the 911 attacks, we gave powers to our executive branch that have been grossly abused. This is an age-old pattern. Any time we grant power to government, government tends to abuse it. Maybe the first Chief Executive doesn't, but the successors inevitably expand the reach. This is the reason I call myself a conservative. Our founders brilliantly set up checks and balances intended to keep over-reach at bay. Our first President did what he could to set a solid example.

But now we have eviscerated those protections. We've made all three branches excessively attuned to short-term political considerations. 

What accounts for this? At its essence we no longer seem to recognize good and evil. I've never witnessed so many public lies in my life. When a scandal is revealed, we persecute the revealer rather than decry the misdeed. In the end we are spiraling toward calling good, evil and evil, good. Justice is deliberately set aside for some petty political reason. 

So why am I surprised? If the most basic freedom, namely the right to life, is abridged, why would anyone stand up for any other freedom?

I pray our nation will wake up. WOKE?, Ha. We are fast asleep.

 

Finally, here’s a heartfelt letter that I’m sure speaks for many other conservatives right now…

 

From Dianne:

Gov. Huckabee, I have tried to tell my friends and my family about this, and they laugh at me. At first, I lost family and friends. Still not the same. My husband and I knew President Trump loved us and our country. My family and friends hate him. And will never believe him. So they will not discuss it with me. They say I’m crazy. So I have given up on trying to tell them. And I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t think they will ever not hate him or believe him. And that is so sad. And it makes me depressed. No one will listen. But you do, I hope. I feel all alone in this. And they have stopped seeing me now. Because they say I’m living in another virtual world. Thank you for letting me vent. I really do appreciate you. In fact, I listen to you all the time. Dianne

 

From the Gov:

Dianne, you are not alone. Many thousands, perhaps millions, of people feel as you do, and some of them have no doubt read your letter.  Thanks so much for making your voice heard. Someday your family and friends may know deep down that you were right --- though they may never be able to admit it.  It could be worse --- at least your husband is on the same wavelength as you.  And there are lots of other things to talk about with family and friends, though it can be tough to get politics-obsessed lefties to change the conversation.

 

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For a long time, we heard “official” advice on how to deal with armed attackers, hijackers, etc.  It was to just sit there, go along, don’t be a hero, don’t try to fight back…  Well, that turned a lot of people into sitting ducks and got them killed.

Now, there’s a new trend rising in the wake of mass shootings: fighting back.  Just as the passengers of United Flight 93 on 9/11 fought back and sacrificed themselves to save countless others, we’ve seen in recent mass shootings several unarmed would-be victims heroically fight back.  Even when they were injured or lost their lives, their efforts saved many others. 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/mass-shootings-citizen-heroes-save-lives/

While this obviously isn’t the best solution (enforcing existing laws, better policing of potential threats in advance and allowing armed security and teachers would be more effective with far less risk), these brave people who refuse to just sit and be victims are rightly becoming well-known in the media.  That trend alone may help reverse the rise of mass shootings that began with the inadvertent fame the Columbine shooters received, and the perverse glory of it that inspired copycats.

I’ve had a longstanding policy in all my media outlets of refusing to name people who attack others like this.  I call them “the shooter,” but I won’t give them the media notoriety they crave.  But these citizen heroes - Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Oscar Stewart and Jonathan Morales of the Poway Synagogue; Riley Howell of UNC-Charlotte; and many others mentioned in the story at the link – their names should be in the headlines and history books, not the names of the twisted and cowardly attackers who target innocents.  It's long past time that we returned to the idea that glory should accrue to those who deserve it. 


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Pete Buttigieg

If Pete Buttigieg wants to protect the image he’s tried to build as a reasonable, non-crazy alternative to the shuttlebus full of loons that makes up the current Democratic Presidential field, he should be more careful about whom he chooses to associate with and take money from.  He’s hanging out with someone who actually insults Trump voters in even more vile and arrogant terms than Hillary Clinton did, and that worked out so well for her when the “deplorables” voted in the upper Midwest. (Warning: Nasty language at the link.)

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/09/pete-buttigieg-samuel-greisman-trump-voters/

 

 His tactics generated a response

Thanks to the stunningly obnoxious behavior of Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, who bullied and badgered an elderly woman and three young teenage girls who were peacefully praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic, what was originally planned as a small protest there this morning became a major pro-life event with top leaders in the movement as speakers.  It also gave birth to a new hashtag you could see on the protest signs: #ResignBrianSims. 

If you couldn’t make it, you can watch video of the event at this link.  I also invite Sims to watch it and reflect on what God must think of his beliefs and tactics to have arranged a response like this:

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/05/10/watch-live-pennsylvania-pro-lifers-rally-against-disgraced-democrat-brian-sims/

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  • Robert L. Sparks

    05/12/2019 01:42 AM

    Hi Mike,
    I had to restart this letter two or three times, so this time I will make it brief. I admire you for all you do and encourage you to keep up the good work. Take care of yourself as one lady recommended...we need you...this country needs you. I am 90 years old and not in good condition so I can speak with some authority,
    Bob Sparks

  • WILLIAM SANDERS

    05/11/2019 05:15 PM

    IT IS NO SECRET WHY WE HAVE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. GOD WAS REMOVED FROM THEM.

  • sue burris

    05/11/2019 04:26 PM

    Thank you Mike! You are one person that I always agree with.
    Also........please lose weight. You wrote a book that I read about your weight loss years ago.
    I want you to get healthy because now you look unhealthy with so much weight that you have gained since you wrote your book.

  • Mary Richings

    05/11/2019 12:45 PM

    This is a thanks for Dianne's comment - I can so relate. So many thoughts, but simply: we can continue to pray and trust the sovereignty of the Lord. Well ...one matter ..who will take first steps for being bi-partisan? (oh - that didn't even happen in D.C. as I'd hoped, with the heartbeat bill).

  • Joanne Catherine Schmidt

    05/11/2019 11:20 AM

    The only collusion I see is that between the Democrats and the so-called "mainstream media." The average American doesn't have the time or the interest in looking beyond the daily barrage of anti-Trump propaganda to seek the truth. Why are we surprised that so many people are uninformed, frustrated and angry. When I was growing up, we celebrated our free press and sympathized with those in communist countries who were fed propaganda by a government-controlled media. Today, we in the United States have reached that point. Bill O'Reilly pointed out not too long ago that only six companies control 90% of our communications. That's very scarey. Without an open and fair press, Big Brother is just around the corner. Orwell's "1984" may actually come about for the U.S.A. in the 2020's if we don't wake up soon.

  • Bob Kupper

    05/11/2019 10:20 AM

    Diane,

    Keep the faith! There are many people who disagree with us, but all of them don't turn on us because they disagree. I'm one of the lucky ones. I have a number of friends who have TDS but still remain good friends.

    Keep your chin up!!!

    Bob

  • Ruth Ferraro

    05/11/2019 12:25 AM

    The letter from Dianne & your response really hit home. Someone told me I was "brainwashed" for supporting President Trump (lol) It's not only friends but families as well. My son & I (as well as my husband until he passed away) are happy with President Trump while my daughter & her husband are not. I've seen the same thing between my husband's cousins - - sister told her brother "You're nothing but someone like Donald Trump" while he told his sister "Better than being like you - a Nancy Pelosi"! We are certainly witnessing "end times" - people changing things that are against the word of God to satisfy their own desires & division between family members. Thank you for your commentaries.

  • Connie L Bickel

    05/11/2019 12:22 AM

    Every day, here in Michigan, I wish more and more that you were HERE. Bless you and your family. Every one who reads this, PLEASE pray for our state!

  • Catherine Fortin

    05/11/2019 12:06 AM

    Well, I just read Mr. Greissman's opinion of Trumpers. I guess I can go to bed now and think of myself as a piece of
    s..t. I do not think the Lord, to whom I pray to every night before I sleep, thinks of me this way and I am happy I have
    my husband who shares my thoughts about our President in the same way. I cannot discuss politics with any of our
    family, but, between you and me, I really like Trump and hope to be able to vote for him again. I just cannot understand the deep hatred so many in our country has for that man. He's not perfect, but who is.

  • Leland Ray Busbee

    05/10/2019 11:09 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee: The democrat leadership are doing everything they can think of to get A/G Barr to break the law by ordering him to give them the unedited Mueller report. Why is NOONE going after them and charging them with a crime? Thank you, Governor, keep up the good work! Leland Busbee

  • Leland Ray Busbee

    05/10/2019 11:09 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee: The democrat leadership are doing everything they can think of to get A/G Barr to break the law by ordering him to give them the unedited Mueller report. Why is NOONE going after them and charging them with a crime? Thank you, Governor, keep up the good work! Leland Busbee

  • Helen Sustachek

    05/10/2019 09:46 PM

    Mike, I would like it if everyone in Congress must pass a test on the Constitution. If they get any answers wrong, they have to leave Congress. They must be held accountable.
    Helen

  • Mary Tomlin

    05/10/2019 09:24 PM

    I was very distressed reading the letter from Dianne. My family is VERY politically different from me. We have decided that we love each other too much to let politics ruin our relationship. We have agreed to just not discuss politics. There are plenty of other things that we have like interests in. We know we aren't going to convince each other so why try? Our family is also divided over football with one being a Clemson grad and the rest Alabama fans. We work hard at keeping the love and it's working.

  • Paul Kern

    05/10/2019 09:23 PM

    The stench of evil must be reaching Heaven now. I pray daily for our President, his family, and all on authority. Only the prayers of His people can move God. He does nothing apart from the prayers of His people. I came to faith in the Jesus People's Movement. Need a new one. A move to convict and save. Must star with God's people. Not the promoters of phony faith and rotten grace!

  • Fred Deatrich

    05/10/2019 09:06 PM

    Why? Every time in the past I have written you, you don't give me the courtesy of an answer!

  • Bud Lawson

    05/10/2019 07:57 PM

    I write a poem about liberals that I will share with you and anyone else!
    LIBERALS

    What in the world
    Makes a liberal tick!
    I see no reason
    It must be a trick!

    Common sense
    is completely ignored!
    Thinking and listening
    Just makes them bored!

    I hope real soon
    They will see the light!
    Look at what’s real
    And Vote whats right!

    Maybe some day
    They will come around!
    And open their eyes
    So we don’t run aground !

    We are on the verge
    Of a major revolution !
    If we don’t get control
    It’s the only solution !

    We all know what’s wrong
    And what’s right!
    I can only hope
    That god shines his light!

    I hope God sees
    What going on!
    And takes control
    Before were gone!
    Bud Lawson
    5-5-2019

  • Gordon Young

    05/10/2019 07:18 PM

    Thank you Gov Huckabee for all the information you provide daily. I read each Email.
    This afternoon I participated in a prayer time for our country. One prayer stated that we needed to be a UNITED States not a group of Divided States. We prayed that every member of Congress, when they faced a vote, would ask themselves the question "What would Jesus do?" I wonder how votes would turn out if all votes were anonymous?

  • Phil Stocks

    05/10/2019 07:06 PM

    Please tell me.
    Why the heck do we have Christopher Wray as the Director of the FBI?
    Since he has been the Director, he has done nothing but cover up and do his level best to limit access to needed materials.
    He appears to be working for the deep state and not the current administration or the American people.
    President Trump needs to fire him and hire a hard working career FBI agent, a true patriot of high moral character, who will kick butt and work for the American people.
    Governor, please share this with President Trump.

  • Bruce Deming

    05/10/2019 06:40 PM

    When Lide married him - w'y, she had to jes dee-fy
    The whole poppilation! - But she never bat' an eye!
    Her parents begged, and threatened - she must give him up - that he
    Wuz jes "a common drunkard!" - And he wuz, appearantly.
    Swore they'd chase him off the place
    Ef he ever showed his face
    Long after she'd eloped with him and married him fer shore!
    When Lide married him, it wuz "Katy, bar the door!"


    James Whitcomb Riley


    Your tweet made the Qresearch board notables at 8chan, I loved it, and from the replies so did everyone else.
    Keep up the Good Fight Governor, WWG1WGA

  • Joyce Birch

    05/10/2019 06:39 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I've read all the comments & I can't agree more. The first time in my life I'm afraid of what is happening to our GREAT COUNTRY. No matter what our President does, he's a target. It's shameful, & I pray for him & his family. The world is watching every movement & everything he says. I think the democrats have lost it totally. It's a 3-ring circus & nothing is getting legislation done. Who are they working for??? We sit by & watch this garbage every day. We have to wait until 2020??? They don't believe we have a crisis or an invasion at our borders! Don't believe the AG! Don't believe in protecting the US Citizens that are paying their way???? We need GOD back in our lives. I pray for this great country. Amen.

  • Moore Jason R. (Bob)

    05/10/2019 06:37 PM

    I think it is time President Trump gets some high power commission to begin looking at how to restrict and regulate social media. It is way out of hand. Perhaps if it gets put on the table they will start cleaning it up. One of Zuckerberg co founders says he is way out of control.

  • Dell Rubin

    05/10/2019 06:23 PM

    My sister, (who lives in San Francisco) sent to me via email, what she considered a funny cartoon about The Mueller Report. Of course, I did not see it as funny.
    I started telling her about all the good things our President Trump has done for our Country.
    I told her that I believe in our Constitution, as it was written. I believe in our Second Amendment, etc.
    I told her that Progressive is the new word to replace Socialist, and that all Democrats running for Office, are Socialists, and will destroy this great Country of ours. etc, etc. etc.

    Well, she forwarded this to all of our West Coast Cousins. Replies were " So sad, I think your sister really believes this". "Your sister is a Conservative? How sad", " your sister is "off the wall". etc.

    We are Jewish...The New Congress, the Democratic Candidates are not backing Israel. My Detroit Cousins, have been converted to Conservatives, but the West Coast Cousins, just don't see the light.

  • Sam Sayger

    05/10/2019 06:13 PM

    If this Samuel Greisman is typical of Hollywood, then it's in worse shape than I had thought. Wondery if thie pea brain thinks that his perverse sexuality gives him a better viewpoint than hard working citizens of America --- better known as "voting Americans".

  • Stephen Russell

    05/10/2019 05:49 PM

    Sims harrassement: Bad Optics Dems, Bad PR for PA State, Bad for voters?
    Hurts vs Helps & makes Dems the "bullies" & lays seeds for "in kind revenge" for some Leftist cause.
    Just wear SS Uniforms OK Dems & U lose the Jewish Vote.
    Hey Sims harrass more conservatives like 50 in a Starbucks, do more lame stupid stuff Sims.
    Be the Moron U were meant 2 be.
    Beware Karma Sims, Its Bad.