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February 10, 2022
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Good morning! 

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Philippians 4:6-7
  • Nehls: Capitol Police chief told "bold-faced lie"
  • What Would We Do Without “Factcheckers”?
  • And much more...

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Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

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MORNING NEWS:

2. Nehls: Capitol Police chief told "bold-faced lie":

Note: Troy Nehls is pictured above in the blue shirt on Jan. 6.

In an update to the U.S. Capitol Police story, Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas accused USCP Chief Tom Manger on Tuesday of telling “a bold-faced lie” when he said Nehls was never being investigated. As you know, Nehls is accusing them of illegally entering his office on two separate days last November, photographing the notes on his whiteboard (yes, SPYING) and later questioning a staff member about that content.

As Nehls alleged, “The Capitol Police Intelligence Division investigated my office illegally and one of my staffers caught them in the act” He said they proceeded to take photos of “confidential legislative products protected by the Speech and Debate clause enshrined in the Constitution, Article 1 Section 6.” He says he personally told the chief what was wrong about this and is quite unsatisfied with the responses he got to his concerns. In fact, he got the distinct impression that it was he who was considered the ‘threat.’

https://thepostmillennial.com/rep-troy-nehls-pushes-back-at-capitol-police-chief-denies-investigation

The USCP Inspector General has announced an internal investigation of the Capitol Police and their surveillance practices. The USCP maintains that Nehls’ door was wide open and that they were doing their duty when they checked things out. Chief Manger said, “The United States Capitol Police is sworn to protect Members of Congress. If a Member’s office is left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office, USCP officers are directed to document that and secure the office to ensure no one can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious.”

Well, that all sounds fine as far as it goes –- assuming the door WAS left open (we have their word, but so far nothing else) --- but it does not explain why they photographed the whiteboard or why, two days later, investigators disguised as construction workers stopped by and started questioning a lone staffer about what was written on it. It fails to address that at all.

A spokesperson for Rep. Nehls offered some food for thought: “Imagine leaving your front door open and police enter your private home, take pictures of the inside, and then open a criminal investigation based on those pictures.”

“How can Chief Manger issue a statement, and fail to mention the photograph that was illegally taken,” she asked. Here is Rep. Nehls’ full press release.

https://nehls.house.gov/posts/rep-nehls-reveals-he-was-targeted-in-malicious-capitol-police-criminal-investigation?oRef=ncl_amplify

House Republicans are now calling on Speaker Pelosi and Chairwoman on House Administration Zoe Lofgren, also a Democrat from California, to investigate the USCP surveillance activities, noting the constitutional issues they raise. (Question for House GOP: Do any of you trust Nancy Pelosi to set up a real investigation, especially when that would involve being investigated herself?)

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/02/09/capitol-police-issue-an-unbelievable-statement-after-accusations-of-spying-on-congress-n519831

Also, Nehls says that he and 26 of his House Republican colleagues have written to Chief Manger demanding that the USCP preserve all of their records related to any investigative activity involving any legislators or their staff members. This isn’t the first time Nehls has written to Chief Manger…

https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/10/texas-representative-asks-dc-police-chief-doj-to-make-ashli-babbitt-shooting-documents-public/

That’s right, it was Nehls who wrote to Chief Manger in October of last year, asking for a more thorough investigation into Ashli Babbitt’s death and requesting public disclosure of related documents. He said at that time he had personally reviewed all materials available relating to January 6. “Based on my extensive law enforcement experience,” he wrote, “I see nothing that could have possibly justified the use of lethal force against Ms. Babbitt…It is simply implausible that a single unarmed individual crawling through a broken window could have presented a serious life and death threat to LT Byrd or Members of Congress.”

He even said in the letter that it had been suggested by other USCP officers that the investigation into Byrd was dropped “because of his position and other political considerations.” Whew, one can see that IF the Capitol Police WERE going to spy on a member of Congress, it likely would be Nehls.

https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/10/texas-representative-asks-dc-police-chief-doj-to-make-ashli-babbitt-shooting-documents-public/

Rep. Nehls appeared with Laura Ingraham on her FOX News show Wednesday night, after Ingraham played a video clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi denying she had any authority over the Capitol Police. “I have no power over the Capitol Police --- does anybody not know that?” she asked rhetorically with a broad smile. “Capitol Police have responded to that gentleman’s [Nehls’] allegation, and that stands as what it is. But I have no power over the police.”

Nehls was not surprised that Pelosi said nothing nice about him, as he’s been a vocal critic. Prior to his election to Congress, he worked in law enforcement for 30 years –- 8 years as a sheriff –- and he accuses the USPC intelligence division of having “all of the material” ahead of the Capitol Hill rally that would have told them to be on guard against potentially disruptive extremist groups who were coming to the Capitol on January 6.

“January 6 should’ve never happened,” he has said repeatedly. “The Capitol Police had the intelligence; they didn’t share it.” He told Ingraham that as someone who himself has conducted investigations, he continues to be quite vocal, specifically about Ashli Babbitt’s death and the “way too quick” dismissal of charges against her shooter, Lt. Michael Byrd. Apparently his letter last fall got no results.

With his lengthy and impressive law enforcement background, Nehls seems like someone who would’ve been an asset on Pelosi’s “Special Committee” to look into January 6. Yet she refused to seat hm.

“...She doesn’t want me talking about January 6,” he said, “because I think, in the end, she had a role to play.”


3. New Study:

A new study by the Heartland Institute found that President Biden’s climate change policies plus rising inflation contributed to the biggest jump in energy prices in decades, costing the average American family more than $1,000 in extra energy costs in 2021. If you rely on heating oil for your home, you paid much more, with heating alone costing an average of over $1,000 more.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/feb/8/study-finds-bidens-climate-policies-added-1000-ame/

Another way of putting it: you got a $1,000 pay cut, and Joe Biden did that!


4. What Would We Do Without “Factcheckers”?:

Snopes.com attempted to debunk the story that the Biden HHS will advance "racial equity" with grants to “help” drug addicts by providing them with new crack pipes. They branded the story “Mostly False,” calling it a “grossly misleading and reductive presentation of what was a real substance harm reduction grant.”

https://redstate.com/streiff/2022/02/09/snopes-com-beclowns-itself-again-with-another-true-but-false-fact-check-of-bidens-free-crack-pipe-program-n519571

What was their problem with it? Well…the grants cover more than crack pipes! The smoking kits are just one of 20 things funded by it (but they are funded.) They're also providing “rubber mouthpieces for glass pipes, in order to prevent burns and cuts; brass screens, in order to filter out potentially harmful contaminants or debris; as well as disinfectant wipes.” And among the non-crack pipe-related funding, there are “syringe services programs.” Finally, “the purpose of the program was to reduce harm and the risk of infection among drug users, not to advance racial equity, although that was a secondary consideration.”

So, they’re not MERELY providing new crack pipes, they’re also doing other things, including helping make your old crack pipe safer! Plus, for those who are too concerned about their health to smoke, there are free needles! And “promoting racial equity” was not the SOLE reason for giving our free drug paraphernalia – although it was a reason. Well, then, that’s completely different!

By the way, our write-up of this story clearly said that the funding was for “’smoking kits’ which will INCLUDE new, sanitary pipes” as well as “clean syringes.” Some of the sources Snopes.com singled out as purveyors of falsehoods also included that apparently crucial “context.” We also mentioned that some blue cities had abandoned such programs after discovering they only enabled worse drug addiction. Our point was that public funds should be spent on helping people get off drugs, not enabling them to smoke crack and shoot heroin “more safely.” I don't care how much tax money is budgeted toward free crack pipes. None of it should be! Whoever came up with this must've been smoking crack. 

It appears to me that this story was rated “Mostly False” because it contained “misinformation,” which the left has now redefined to mean “true stuff that we’d prefer people not talk about.”


5. Corrections/Clarifications/Needs More Data:

Yesterday, we reported that Canadian MP Joel Lightbound had resigned from the Liberal Party in protest of PM Justin Trudeau’s divisive and politicized handling of the pandemic and the truckers’ protest. That’s what the Daily Mail story seemed to be saying (their headline was even “Lawmaker from Trudeau’s own party RESIGNS.”)

But later in the day, Lightbound issued a statement clarifying that he didn’t resign from the Liberal Party, but he was resigning as chairman of the Quebec caucus.

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-liberal-mp-resigns-trudeau-divisive

I’m not sure why there was the confusion; maybe it got lost in translation from French.

Also, White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims that the Administration never intended to put crack pipes into “smoking kits” for drug addicts funded by HHS grants, and doesn’t support federal funding, directly or indirectly, for drug pipes. An HHS spokesperson also called that report “blatant misinformation.” When asked to clarify what was in the kits, Psaki said they could contain alcohol swabs, lip balm, and “other materials to promote hygiene and reduce the transmission of diseases like HIV and hepatitis.”

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2022/02/09/white-house-says-it-never-planned-to-fund-distribution-of-crack-pipes-n519873

However, the original source of the story, the Washington Free Beacon, quoted a spokesman for the HHS as telling them “that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and ‘any illicit substance,’” and that it was part of Biden’s executive order on “advancing racial equity.”

So did the newspaper simply make up that quote from thin air? Seems unlikely. But whether they really didn’t intend to fund crack pipes for addicts or are just engaging in a CYA mission while backtracking, I’m glad to hear the upshot is that nobody will be passing out free crack pipes. Also, I’m not moved by those who tried to defend this by saying the kits would only include accessories to make crack pipes more sanitary.

This story might not be clear, but one thing should be: the government should not be using tax money to help addicts keep smoking crack in ANY way. There’s no such thing as “safer crack smoking.” If you have money for that, then you have money to help people get OFF of crack. That kind of misplaced “compassion” is just enabling, and it ruins the quality of life in cities while helping to kill people.

So, that’s the end of our corrections, clarifications and “needs more data” section. We try to get our facts straight and issue corrections on the rare occasions when we don’t.

THIS…is NOT CNN!


6. The Midterm elections are coming!

Just as the first robin sighting heralds the return of spring, we now have a new way to tell that midterm election season is truly upon us: Democrats suddenly admitting that many of their ironfisted COVID rules are “no longer necessary” (as if some of them ever were) and lifting them. When it happens even in Illinois, that’s the equivalent of having the first robin of spring land on your head.

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2022/02/09/another-state-plans-to-jump-off-the-mask-mandate-train-n519775

Of course, it might then poop on your hair by saying, “I’m lifting the mask mandates except for schools,” which is the place where they do the most harm and the least good. Hey, they’re blue state Democrat politicians; I didn’t say they’d suddenly become rational, just desperate.

They’re also lifting state mandates without ordering local officials to stop acting like the mask and vaccine police. Until they do that, it’s mostly theater (you’ve heard of theatrical masks?), but it’s more enjoyable theater, like replacing Lady MacBeth with Prof. Harold Hill from “The Music Man.” At least con artists are easier to handle than tyrants.


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  • Steven Bukosky

    02/12/2022 02:34 PM

    Dear Governor, or should I say Reverend Huckabee? I'm speaking to the man of Jesus. Is it for fear of something that we do not identify Satan as the primary agitator in all of this? Is it not true that there is such a thing as selling one's soul to the devil? Is it not true that Satan can influence people to be his useful fools? If so, then why don't we have the strength to say so and enlist the world to pray to God to "Deliver Us From Evil"? As patriot, I believe that "One Nation, Under God" should include the Lord's Prayer with every rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. I ask the you lead, and in your public shows, include The Lord's Prayer at the start.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/12/2022 11:35 AM

    Nehls is there - the others were hiding in their offices. Byrd could see two other cops with Alisha Babbitt and they were unconcerned and finally the day we punish cops who shoot unarmed people we'll have no cops. GOOD. That is what criminals are for Blue Reichers.

  • carolyn caudry

    02/12/2022 12:38 AM

    Beware! The Feigned Retreat.

  • Patrick Canan

    02/11/2022 09:15 AM

    If Rep. Nehls believed "...It is simply implausible that a single unarmed individual crawling through a broken window could have presented a serious life and death threat to LT Byrd or Members of Congress,” why is he crouched so low behind a barricade?

  • Patrick Canan

    02/11/2022 08:53 AM

    How is it possible that anyone can expect officer Byrd to have known that Ashli Babbitt was unarmed? In the 1989 decision, Graham v. Connor, Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote, "…use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight." He was joined by justices White, Stevens, O’Connor, Scalia, and Kennedy. Concurrence by Blackburn, Brennan, and Marshall.
    The day that we haul into court every officer who shoots an unarmed person is the day we will have no police. Maybe we'll find some social workers to replace them.

  • Becky Jantzen

    02/11/2022 08:45 AM

    The "investigators" who were dressed as construction workers when they grilled the staffer in Nehls' office gave me a flashback to the Watergate "plumbers." You have to be pretty hard up to take a page from Nixon's playbook considering how that turned out for him, but then again Pelosi and her minions aren't exactly a brain trust. It must be fun for that old hag to have discovered she could turn the Capitol Police into her own private unit of brownshirts, but I think with Nehls being a former cop, she's going to find she picked on the wrong guy.

  • Bill McBride

    02/11/2022 08:26 AM

    Just for clarification - Your article in your Feb 10, 2022 Moring Edition on Rep Troy Nehls office being spied on by the U.S. Capitol Police was interesting - scary but interesting. The clarification I am seeking is related to the note indicating "Troy Nehls is pictured above in the blue shirt on Jan. 6.". Is the picture showing a man in a blue shirt with back to camera looking at and perhaps even talking to individuals outside the door actually Rep. Nehls? The man in blue is surrounded by other men holding guns and apparently aiming them at the people on the other side of the door. If that is Rep Nehls is he possible he even talked to Ashli Babbitt prior to her being murdered?

  • Dawn Street

    02/11/2022 07:53 AM

    Thank you for the insightful report on the Capital Police. I have had concerns about them since the killing of that single Mom who was shot and killed during Obama's reign of terror. And now this during Biden's reign. Who is really in charge here? Are Pelosi, Schumer and Biden controlled by the CIA? Last time I checked the CIA is not an elected post? Can they serve two masters? Isn't that against the Constitution? Are we still using our Constitution or have they burned it up in their incense burners?

  • Jerry

    02/10/2022 05:58 PM

    This country has some of the most Intelligent people on the planet this country has the most Charitable people on Earth The country has great people that will work hard to make America Great. How did the Oval Office get two of the Dumbest people to occupy the most important office in the country. These two were the least qualified people in the country harris and biden were the probably the lowest IQ candidates on stage yet the election said the they got 80 million votes does the portrait of America look like Dumb and Dummer are sitting in the Oval Office well I say the Dumbest and the extreme Dumbest are there and the country is sinking and the world is on Life support pull the plug on this Administration and save everyone before its to late.

  • Dick Algire

    02/10/2022 05:07 PM

    I cannot fathom that so many Americans believe the mid-term election this year or the national election in 2024 will be anything but corrupt. Unfortunately we are finding out that all those conservative Republicans, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Liz Cheney, Ted Cruz, Adam Kinzinger, Lisa Murkowski and others, just call themselves Republicans. God says we can tell the true from the false by their fruits. Anybody want to eat an apple off the tree of any of those I mentioned?