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May 17, 2021

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Latest news from Israel and Gaza
  • CNN reacts, but Twitter doesn't
  • Biden security issue revealed on Venmo
  • Consumer confidence drops
  • Twitter justice (reposting)
  • Media fantasize about Trump indictment, extradition
  • A Reader Writes Back...


Mike Huckabee


“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

Latest News from Israel and Gaza

By Mike Huckabee

Here is a round-up of the latest news on the violence in Israel and Gaza, and the often outrageous reactions to it in the US...

Early this morning, Israeli warplanes launched attacks on Gaza after a weekend of deadly rocket attacks. Details at the link:

The CEO of the Associated Press claimed to be “shocked and horrified” over Israel destroying a building which housed their offices (along with, unsurprisingly, Al-Jazeera’s) because it was a known Hamas terrorist headquarters. Israel gave the news agencies warnings to clear out, something Hamas doesn't do, and the government shared “smoking gun” evidence with the US that the terrorist organization was operating out of that building. But the AP is demanding an investigation.

The AP’s claims of not being aware that they were sharing a building with Hamas are raising eyebrows. As one analyst pointed out, if they’re telling the truth, then they’re incompetent reporters. And if they’re not, then they’re not only liars posing as journalists, but they also were complicit with terrorists and let their own people be used as human shields. Neither is a particularly good look for a news organization.

Luckily, a different and more reliable news organization, the satire site The Babylon Bee, is here to help the A.P. with a handy list of “Eight warning signs you might be sharing office space with terrorists.”

And here’s a reminder to the A.P. executives who are furious that their office was destroyed that when BLM protesters were destroying other people’s property, they ordered reporters to downplay that and claim that destroying property isn’t violence. This reminds me of Mel Brooks’ definition of tragedy and comedy: “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into a manhole and die.”

Meanwhile, Israel thanked the Biden Administration for its support, which I’m glad to hear, even though it seems to be rather tepid support. I suppose we should be grateful for any support at all, considering the unhinged anti-Semitism coming from some members of the Democratic Party, like the House “Squad.” And the US media, who reflexively blame Israel and always urge the Israelis to pull back and show “restraint” even as missiles are hurtling toward their children’s schools. Here’s a perfect response to such fatuous platitudes from the New York Times editors.

If you’d like to see their smug ignorance illustrated perfectly in a single photo, check this out.

It’s a nighttime photo showing, on the right side, a volley of missiles coming straight from Hamas and Palestinian militants toward Israeli population centers. On the left side, the squiggly light trails show the highly-advanced Israeli Iron Dome defense, targeting those missiles to try to stop them in mid-air before they kill innocent people. If you can look at that and not tell who the aggressor is, then you either need to get your eyes checked or your head examined.

If Biden really wants to support Israel, he might consider reinstating Trump’s sanctions on Iran and his hold on millions of US dollars being sent to the Palestinians. It’s oddly coincidental that under Trump, when all that money was withheld, they didn’t seem to be able to fund terrorists, but now, the terrorists seem to have an unlimited weapons budget. Biden will get them to stop shooting missiles at Israeli civilians by sending them more money. Sounds like a plan, or at least the same plan Democrats have for everything: throw more money at it, even if the money is what’s causing the problem in the first place.

So guess who the left is blaming for Hamas launching hundreds of missiles at Israel four months after Trump left office? If you guessed “Trump,” give yourself a Kewpie doll! In a premium article at, Nick Arama notes that such geopolitical analysts as Rob Reiner and George “Sulu” Takei took to Twitter to call Jared Kushner a failure because of this. It was Kushner who negotiated unprecedented peace deals between Israel and other Arab nations (none of whom are now at war with Israel, incidentally.) Those nations finally felt secure enough to do that because Trump corralled Hamas and Iran and blocked their cash flow. Biden kicked down the corral gate, sent a lot of money to the cash-starved terrorism supporters, terrorism is back, and whose fault is it? Why, Trump’s and Kushner’s, of course.

They’re like carpenters whose only tool is a sledge hammer so they think it works on everything.

CNN reacts, but Twitter doesn't

By Mike Huckabee

Late Sunday, CNN fired longtime freelance contributor Adeel Raja, after he responded to the current Israel-Palestine conflict by tweeting, “The world today needs a Hitler.”

That’s admirable of CNN, but it would have been nice if they’d noticed this was hardly the first time Raja had tweeted his admiration of Hitler and distaste for Jews, as the article at that link points out.

It also would have been nice if Twitter, the same outlet that banned former President Trump for life for allegedly inciting violence, had banned Raja for cheerleading the return of the Third Reich. I checked as of 7:30 CST Monday morning, and his Twitter account is still active. So are the accounts of many other people who are using them to promote violence against Jews.

Raja is also using his (still active) Twitter feed to accuse the West of not protecting freedom of expression. I’ll scroll through all his still-posted Tweets, looking for any protests of Twitter’s ban on Trump. If I don’t find any, we can safely assume that he’s a big Hitler-loving hypocrite who only cares about his own freedom to spew noxious propaganda.

Biden security issue revealed on Venmo

By Mike Huckabee

If you use the payment app Venmo and are concerned about protecting your privacy and security, you’ll want to read this:

The website Buzzfeed used the Venmo app’s built-in search tool and public friends feature, and in all of 10 minutes, identified nearly a dozen members of President Biden’s family who are part of his Venmo contacts, as well as a wide network of people around them, including senior White House officials.

A cyber security expert warned, “For one of the most heavily guarded individuals in the world, a publicly available Venmo account and friend list is a massive security hole. Even a small friend list is still enough to paint a pretty reliable picture of someone’s habits, routines, and social circles.”

Ironically, Buzzfeed's investigation was inspired after a White House adviser told reporters that Biden sent his grandchildren money via Venmo. So another big security hole he has to worry about is his own advisers.

Consumer confidence drops

By Mike Huckabee

I’m used to economists announcing “unexpected” bad jobs numbers when Democrats are in power, but here’s a new one: over the past month, consumer confidence in the economy “unexpectedly” dropped by about 5-1/2 points.

Gee, I wonder why, with gas prices sharply up, inflation returning, and President Biden opening the borders, targeting the oil and gas industries, paying people not to work, talking about massive new taxes on business owners, and scaremongering about the pandemic never ending, consumer confidence is crashing? It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in an enigma.

Twitter Justice (reposting)

By Mike Huckabee

Palestinian Muslim actress and TV host Veena Malik (aka Zahida Malik), star of a number of Bollywood and Palestinian films, tweeted a graphic containing this possibly apocryphal quote from Adolf Hitler: “I would have killed all the Jews of the world…but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.”

This was just the latest in a number of her tweets condemning Jews and cheering on the violence against Israel. After that tweet raised understandable outrage, Malik deleted it and some others, but her account still has many more such tweets remaining. Critics noted that Twitter, which banned President Trump permanently on a false charge of inciting violence, has yet to remove Malik, a blue-check account holder with 1.2 million followers who is literally quoting Hitler to encourage the genocide of Jews.

Meanwhile, Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot tweeted a heartfelt message urging peace and unity, and she was savaged by Twitter users. She was accused of excusing Israeli genocide of Palestinians and attacked for having served in the Israeli Defense Forces, which is mandatory for Israeli citizens.

I checked some of the people who attacked her, and their Twitter accounts are still up, too. On the plus side, at least Twitter has not yet banned Gal Gadot for saying she’s praying for peace, so I guess that’s an improvement.

Media fantasize about Trump indictment, extradition

By Mike Huckabee

One of the defining characteristics of a banana republic is the tradition of an incoming administration stalking the previous one in court --- to imprison them or otherwise prevent them from ever returning to power. MSNBC is currently entertaining fantasies of doing just that to former President Trump, as Manhattan DA and longtime political adversary Cy Vance is still investigating him, fishing for something, anything, to “get” him on. Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s “pit bull,” Russia-hoaxer and current MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann, known for attacking the little-fish associates of his big-fish targets and getting them to “flip,” talked about this with mental midget Nicole Wallace and Bloomberg senior opinion columnist Tim O’Brien.

This interview indulges the fantasies of their smallish but fanatical audience that, even now, Trump might be indicted on something –- doesn’t matter what –- and either extradited from Florida to New York for trial or, if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refuses to comply, effectively imprisoned within that state. Mind you, they are fantasizing about this when there is no specific crime being alleged against the former President. They smile, they laugh, they do just about everything but rub their hands together with glee.

The excuse they use to talk about this is a story in POLITICO that says, “Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance could indict former President Donald Trump while he’s at Mar-A-Lago, according to two high-ranking county officials involved in planning sessions.” The story anticipates possible “thorny extradition issues” that could arise if he is indicted.

The MSNBC video is here, if you can stomach it. It’s labeled on-screen as “Breaking News.”

Wallace just can’t help herself: she fantasizes, she says, about “a cartoon-like image of DeSantis, like, smuggling, you know, blond-headed Donald Trump out of Mar-A-Lago,” adding, “but what does this mean, practically speaking?”

What it means is that Trump Derangement Syndrome has destroyed all her brain cells except the ones that blink her eyes and move her mouth. But Weissmann answers her question, saying it could get “quite complicated.” In other words, he has to speak very, very slowly so Wallace will perhaps understand.

He says there’s a law that imposes a “duty” on the Florida governor to extradite but doesn’t “require” this. The governor also has the right to “investigate the extradition papers.” Weissmann says that if Trump and DeSantis wanted to delay an extradition, “there might be ways to do that.”

Again, they are musing about this when there are no criminal allegations against Trump.

Weissmann adds that Florida would “play games” with extradition “at its peril,” because someday it might need another state’s cooperation to extradite someone back to Florida to stand trial.

Wallace takes the opportunity to slam Gov. DeSantis: “My political antenna has been watching DeSantis, and if he won’t protect Floridians from covid, there’s no way he’s gonna turn over Donald Trump to the Manhattan DA.” Her guests chuckle.

Weissmann seems to enjoy telling Wallace that if Trump’s extradition is delayed, he will be, in effect, “imprisoned” in Florida. “It certainly would be quite an interesting issue if he were to, for instance --- this is WAY down the road --- but if he were to try and run again, for President, you know, he would not be inhabiting the White House [laughs] in that situation, because there would be papers seeking his extradition to New York.”

Wallace says this would be funny “if it didn’t reek of such dirty business.” I agree, there’s dirty business going on here, but it’s not anything Trump and DeSantis are doing. It’s what the Manhattan DA and his accomplices in the media are doing.

Tim O’Brien discusses one specific financial dealing that has been reported in conjunction with this story --- not concerning anything Trump himself did, but rather Trump’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, who received funds for private school tuition from 2012-19 for his grandchildren from the Trump Organization and allegedly did not report this (or his son and/or ex-daughter-in-law did not) on tax forms. Here are the details.

New York prosecutors have subpoenaed Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and are also seeking cooperation from Weisselberg, “according to people familiar with the matter,” reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

The investigation into Trump is "a multi-faceted financial fraud investigation,” says Tim O’Brien, involving “tax fraud, accounting fraud, and a number of other illegalities.” He thinks these are some of the minor infractions that they could probably “get Trump” on (his words).

“You know, it’s extraordinary that we’re talking about extradition,” he says, not understanding the irony of his own words. It certainly is extraordinary, given that there are no specific criminal allegations against Trump. Nevertheless, O’Brien seems to feel pretty confident: “I don’t think they’re gonna serve him with an indictment unless they believe they have a bullet-proof case. The Manhattan District Attorney is not gonna go forward with this epic, historically significant criminal indictment of a former President without believing it’s bullet-proof.”

He thinks “the fact that they’ve gone this far down the tree, that they’re shaking Weisselberg family members, is a very strong indicator of how hard-core they are about this.” I'd say it shows how deep they have to fish.

O'Brien looks for Trump to resist arrest and for it to “become a carnival, undoubted, and tragicomic, as everything is surrounding Trump, because I don’t think he’ll have any hesitation to try to encourage his supporters to suround Mar-A-Lago [laughs] to keep the police at bay.” The trash-talking continues, but I’ll spare you much more.

He does say that Trump is “broadly loathed” both in Manhattan and Palm Beach. He might want to add his own name to the list of those who are broadly loathed, at least among those who care anything about journalistic talent or integrity.

Wallace, again oblivious to the irony of her own statements, says this is “such an unbelievable, sort of, debasement of the office of the Presidency.” Yes, it certainly is.

I actually have to hand it to Andrew Weissmann for being honest about what is really going on with the investigation out of New York. “This is not so much an investigation directly at Trump,” he clarifies. “It’s rather focused on getting Weisselberg to ‘flip.’” He explains that it would be hard to show that even if Trump made the payments, he understood that it wasn’t going to be declared on the recipients’ tax forms. But since it would be very damaging to the Weisselbergs, “it shows that they’re really still trying to get Weisselberg to ‘flip.’ It tells him “they still a ways away” from getting Trump...”This indicates to me that they’re not there yet,” he says.

Now, getting associates to “flip” in order to bring in the big fish is something Weissmann knows all about. (See: Paul Manafort, and a host of others.) Weissmann is telling us right here what a fishing expedition this is, a quest to find something to indict Trump on before the 2024 campaign.

A Reader Writes Back... 

Re: "Gov. DeSantis warns Antifa"

We the citizens of the great state of Florida agree completely with the Governor.

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  • John Snell

    05/19/2021 12:04 PM

    Reflect that the 9-11 attack occurred under Bush. Obama was elected after that. Also, the COVID attack occurred under Trump. Biden was "elected" after that.

    In my opinion, both of these attacks and elections were planned.

  • KarenMcGivney

    05/18/2021 10:41 AM

    Lots of news! The tragedy of all of this is our last election was rigged by the Dominion voting machines. We wouldn’t have all these problems if our election was secure. I supported large numbers of GOP candidates more than I could afford to, and I feel my money was stolen by a blatant election fraud.
    What is the use of campaigns or elections if they are not secure? This shouldn’t be happening.
    All of this was preventable if we would’ve secured the votes.
    We’re not only losing that battle it’s worse than ever.
    We must secure the voting process before 2022 do we can save what’s left of this country if anything remains. The damage in the first 100 days is so great will we even have a country or a vote in 2 years?

  • William Fuhrer

    05/18/2021 07:50 AM

    The most idealistic group RIGHT TO LIFE is the group whose commitment was the voters who should have pulled President Trump over the winning line easily

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/17/2021 08:57 PM

    Media fantasies. I’m sorry, I can’t bring myself to read the insanity, the crazy, ignoramuses on the godless secular materialistic irreligious self absorbed left. ??.Democrats are not here&now they fantasize about, since Obama,Biden, It’s Hope&change transformation,power&control. Whatever it takes,whatever means possible! Lies,deception deceit dishonesty demented perverse socialist propaganda! USE ANY crisis, blow it up, warp, distort it,like??fear,doubt& confusion to move ????Constantly in the WRONG direction. Fantasy about dictatorship, full on LAWS for THEE(peasants) NOT for me(my family or friends).
    ??Democrats don’t want LIGHT; hide in darkness&hate the light because their deeds are evil. HATE, intolerance intimidation bullying&violence IS what you GET w/a left wing asylum running our news&government.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/17/2021 08:44 PM

    When you don’t know true, real History, it will repeat itself. During the 8 year reign under former obama, Biden confidence was in the ??pooper. Manufacturing gone(Obama said it would take a magic wand to return), thank the Lord for President Trump; unemployment HIGHEST NUMBERS along with joblessness welfare &food stamps! A weak military& Obama’s unsustainable debt for starters. Confidence? Under democrat dictatorship it’s non-exsistent.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/17/2021 07:34 PM

    Raja, like all liberal progressive socialist communist democrats WANT DEMAND Freedom of speech, use it against us, DEMAND sensitivity towards everything they stomp their feet for & could care less how UNSENSITIVE,CRUEL,VISCIOUS,their rhetoric is! Like democrat government officials who say LAWS for THEE, NOT for me(my family friends)??. The left pushes, shoves, incites violence with a shrug BUT IF the Republican Conservative Christians blink wrong(in their book) we’re trampled on! Come on man, certainly there is someone in our government w/integrity morals& backbone to put this mess to a screeching halt!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    05/17/2021 07:20 PM

    Latest News....I am SO ????by the ????coming from these arrogant self absorbed left wing liberal democrats I don’t know what to do, but continue to pray.???? If there is A soul out there SO stupid, So blind, deaf&dumb that won’t think for themselves, only lazily bite off????chew&swallow then, a huge shame on them! How do folks walk around like sheep & ostriches? Incredibly sad&pathetic!

  • Stephen Russell

    05/17/2021 04:39 PM

    Biden security:
    Either clean up Venmo or leave as IS.
    Or handlers dont care

  • Stephen Russell

    05/17/2021 04:36 PM

    Commissions needed:
    1-6 Incident
    Virus for Wuhan Virus day 1 alone
    I know Pelosi wants 1-6.


    05/17/2021 04:24 PM

    Sorry Mike Huckabee I see times a changing, if we don't down these no nothing reporters still bashing D.TRUMP and not getting on to what is really going on, this could lead to another Civil War. Why can't we get back to the good old days when things were hammered out civilly. MAY MY GOD HAVE MERSY ON THIS NATION AND HIS PEOPLE. Sorry I have so many things on my mind I just ramble on. Love your news letters and tv shows MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/17/2021 04:06 PM

    Thank you. I appreciate all the Alaska photos in your America The Beautiful series Yup I live in Eagle River Alaska.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    05/17/2021 03:59 PM

    Thank you for linking to the Babylon Bee’s list of office warnings! It’s the only thing in the newsletter that didn’t make me want to cry or throw up (except the Bible verse, of course)! What will it take to wake the media and leftists up?

  • Doug Alexander

    05/17/2021 02:37 PM

    Weissmann is a dirtbag, looking to be somebody of importance? All he does is certify hes a genuine dirtbag and a criminal in his own right. Him and those like him are alot of the problems we experience daily. Prayer is only way to deal with criminals like him and his ilk!!

  • William Fuhrer

    05/17/2021 02:20 PM


  • JC Holland

    05/17/2021 02:11 PM


    I and many like me just don't get it. Why do Jewish people continue to vote for any Democrat when they have demonstrated for years their anti-semetic policies and beliefs?

    Why are prominent Jewish politicians in the DNC like Schumer and Schiff not leaving the anti Jewish party?

    Why are so many prominent Hollywood TV and Movie moguls who are Jewish still Democrats?

    I just don't get it. Maybe you can shed some light on this since all these types seem to be on the side of the terrorist group Hamas.

  • Harold Levi

    05/17/2021 02:01 PM

    Latest News from Israel and Gaza:: For AP, this is a Head-in-Shorts situation. Lie, Lie, Lie and maybe no one will notice. Just another reason to NOT believe the Press.

    The Uncle Joe administration supported Israel? Someone will lose their job over this error.

    CNN reacts, but Twitter doesn't:: You boys need to stop smoking those Crappers you smoke. The Marxist-Democrats are Nazis as are all Marxist of any color or stripe. They support Hitler and seem to bemoan his passing.

    Come-on guys, get your head out of your shorts! Twitter is a Marxist organization!! Under no circumstance will they take action against anything anti-Trump, anti-America, anti-Israel, anti-Nazi, anti-US-Constitution, or &c.

    Biden security issue revealed on Venmo:: Hee hee, Haw haw, Hee hee! I remember a movie about Peral Harbor where the storyline removed President Roosevelt from the list of people who could receive Top Priority information. Ok, any questions? Yep, the President, VP, and Speaker are Top Level Security Risks! Why? They are Politicians who have a mouth disconnected from their brain. Of course, this presupposes they have a brain.

    Consumer confidence drops:: I know you can see the surprise written all over my face!!!!

    Media fantasize about Trump indictment, extradition:: You can twist, turn, and theorize all you wish, but Hillary screwed-the-pooch when she conceded the 2016 election. She is correct in saying the Constitution is too difficult for her to read! My God, she does not know the meaning of the word Concede. This allowed Trump to win the election without any Constitutional challenges. Therefore, they had to find legal challenges to his Presidency, which is the drama we witnessed for four years. They were able to hold him to four years, and are now back to the destruction of America. You think I am wrong? Just look at the dunderhead they elected. An absolute JOKE! He makes Jimmy Carter look like a Great President, but qualifies as the worst!! This is how much they respect you and the country.

  • William Fuhrer

    05/17/2021 01:52 PM

    FBI or CIA should have known whether machines should have been banned before elections in states that used them.

  • William Fuhrer

    05/17/2021 01:47 PM

    India should write a letter to President Joseph Biden to make Donald Trump ambassador to India so COVID WAR SUPPLIES wouldbe EXPIDITED

  • Shirley Eckhardt

    05/17/2021 01:47 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for your newsletters which I count on to give us truth on these days of news media malfeasance!! Your daily scripture and your delightful sense of humor keep me centered! Your quip about Nicole Wallace’s TDS destroying her brain cells except for the ones that blink her eyes and move her mouth had me ROFLMAO! Thank you for being that light in a dark world!

  • Beverly Francolino

    05/17/2021 01:37 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, is there any way you can advise the Republican Committee & their Candidates that there are some of us like me at 82 yrs.old, do consider myself a supporter of Pres. Trump and other Republicans, but I’m not able to donate any longer. I’ve been receiving E-Mails that really upset me because of the harshness of their message. It’s time for them to realize I can consider myself a supporter - since I never miss a chance to vote and I’ve been a Republican since I turned 21 and I don’t plan on ever changing. Thank You Gov. for helping me with this issue. Love You and appreciate all you do! XOX

  • Dennis &Virginia Ragain

    05/17/2021 01:31 PM

    Governor, a movie released in 1942 terrifyingly depicted the evil we face today. My wife and I watched an old movie last night "Keeper of the Flame" with Spencer Tracy& Katherine Hepburn. It was set in the United States and showed how one man was placed on a pedestal as a hero of all, a benefactor, etc. Everyone in the United States adored him almost to fanaticism. I know the movie was made to represent how Hitler had caused an entire nation to follow him no matter what he did. But the movie clearly laid out how it was done. Use a complicit media, companies that specialize in building up an individual's positive public image. Have the backing of large corporations and wealthy donors. But plotting and planning to use these outlets to begin to cause the populace to not trust each other; fomenting division; creating race issues where there were none. The goal - absolute power. It frightened both of us as it was more a depiction of the present than of the past. We pray that people like you, President Trump and other conservatives can take back this country before it is too late. Only through strong people standing up and stopping the evil that has worked its way into every facet of our society over the many decades will we still be the one remaining country in the world where it is truly liberty and justice for all and people in other countries will do anything to come here. We will join many others in prayer each and every day praying for all of you who can and do make a difference.