Mueller should investigate leakers on his team

June 15, 2017

The big story overnight is that special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice in firing former FBI Director James Comey. This despite the fact that several top intelligence officials and even Comey himself have admitted under oath that Trump did nothing to obstruct the investigation of the “Russian collusion” story for which no evidence has ever been unearthed, and that as President, Trump has the legal authority to fire the FBI Director at any time for any reason, including that he didn’t like how an investigation is going. So why would Mueller be wasting taxpayer money investigating Trump for something he hasn’t been accused of and that he has the power to do anyway? Shouldn’t Mueller be busy explaining why he shouldn’t step down himself for his obvious conflicts of interest due to his newly-exposed deep personal ties to his own top witness, Comey?

Well, there could be a simple explanation. The story came from the Washington Post, which cited unnamed sources close to the investigation. If that’s true, then the sources are leaking information about a confidential federal investigation, which is a federal crime, and Mueller should immediately help root them out so that they can be arrested and prosecuted if he wants his investigation to maintain even a shred of credibility. If it’s not true, then it will join an ever-growing list of anti-Trump WaPo stories based on anonymous sources that made big headlines but later turned out to be a giant pile of used diapers. So maybe the prudent thing to do would be to wait until the claim is verified by a more reputable source than WaPo, like Mueller himself or the National Enquirer, or possibly a Magic 8-Ball.

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  • Marian Jacoby

    06/28/2017 08:17 AM

    Mike, I love you and Sarah, your amazing, intelligent daughter. I really have a suggestion for Trump to win the non Fox-watching Americans, who truly don't have the time or attention span to understand the TRUTH. We are in debt. Americans respond to simple sound bites. David Ramsey encourages Americans to pull in their belts and become DEBT FREE. As you no doubt know, the participants yell "WE'RE DEBT FREEEEEEE!!!!" once they accomplish this challenging task. What about a slew of commercials when appropriate, showing couples briefly interviewed by Dave and how they feel now that they are debt free. Then Dave can turn to Americans in general, saying we have a 20 trillion dollar debt. What can we do to be debt free? (List the things, including a brief explanation as to how the Dems lied with ObamaCare, giving too many a freebee that we can't afford. Show some quick facts...then have Dave say if we do these things, we can eventually shout "AMERICA IS DEBT FREEEEE!" Advertisers can create the abbreviated version. But those four words need to be pounded into Americans. We need to think of it as a game that we win with certain sacrifices. Make it a patriotic TV promotion. Most of us don't know what is truth and what is not, but Ramsey has a credibility in the country. Just a thought..... LOVE YOU! -Marian Jacoby

  • Barbara J Fraley

    06/23/2017 05:13 PM

    I have felt for years that the New York Times and Washington Post are being paid off for running so many made up stories and receiving help from the Democrats. The democrats are a bunch of thieves taking money from the lobbyists and other groups. They are certainly a group of spoiled brats feeding on the taxpayers. The government has stolen our social security and was so to replace it ha ha. Now we have some Republicans joining the mess. They have us by the throat.

  • Jeannie Greene

    06/21/2017 07:14 AM

    As usual you are right on. Thanks for your dedication to our country country and our God.

  • leslie r jones

    06/20/2017 03:27 PM

    Personlly I think they should appoint Trey Gowdy . He would get to the bottom of this bull in a week or two. done right and fairly whatever the outcome

  • David Chipolla

    06/20/2017 05:52 AM

    President Trump, needs to drain the swamp! the democrats are never going to allow him to do his job they are going to resist everything he tries to accomplish. President Trump is right when he says that this nothing but a "witch hunt"

  • Charles E. Simmons

    06/19/2017 02:42 PM

    Mueller has hand picked his investigative team of Liberal Attorneys that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton that defended her Criminal Acts. How can anyone of sound mind expect to get a Independent and unbiased report from this investigative team?

  • Paul Schaller

    06/18/2017 11:47 AM

    I guess I'd call my political position as hard center conservative (no reference to eggs). What needs to happen is for the non-radicalized left and right to expand through an appeal to reason and facts. We need to attract "Manchin" Dems to be willing to join and vote with the hard center at the same time showing the unreasonable positions of the hard left and right for the lack of intellectual honesty they say they support. Eroding hard left and right support could start with the Mueller investigation. If the right really believes there is no "there there" then they should want Mueller to staff up with those who are part of the hard center but have Dem credentials so when the "there there" is discovered to be empty, their leadership can help draw others of similar persuasion to join the reasonable, fact-based hard center conservatives and create a powerful coalition to solve real problems. The hard center will need to be also willing to expose the hard right for their biases as well - many of whom are now upset with Mr. Mueller. If we trust Mr. Mueller' integrity and that the facts will show the emptiness of "there there" then we should support him and focus on hastening the process and limiting the scope instead of seeking to salt the team only with the hard right.

  • Cyd Green

    06/18/2017 08:40 AM

    What can we do to stop this? I don't want my tax dollars funding #fakeinvestigation #witchhunt !

  • George and Janet Wilken

    06/17/2017 10:48 PM

    We are both outraged and angry that this witch hunt continues and also angry at the Senate and House republicans that they have let this fester while real crimes have been proven by the Democrats.

    We are writing them and have written the Justice Departmentthat we want this assasination of the president character witch hunt stopped now. Thank you for your attention to this matter too. You are a great American. God bless.

  • Helen Feldman

    06/17/2017 09:48 PM

    Dear Gov.
    Why are we being held hostage by evil Americans? I learned, so long ago,that accusers bear the burden of proof against the accused. Has that changed, or has the crippled Republican establishment conveniently disregarded this? I feel frustrated and helpless to the nth degree! All decent Americans seem to be sitting ducks. Why haven't our "brilliant" legal minds found a clever solution to this dilema? If there were an answer to this question, I think you would have come up with it. But then, someone in our administration would have to listen. What are the chances of that? It seems that "we the people" do not have much power any more! I pray for the safety and wellbeing of our President and his family, and all upstading Americans. Thank you, Gov. Huckabee, and your lovely daughter, for speaking out against this anti-american behavior. Shame on the Dems who remain quiet!

  • Matt Hunyadi

    06/17/2017 09:11 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    We elected President Trump to do what he is doing.
    WaPo's stories are just the never ending regurgitated squealing of "swamp dwellers."
    Tell Mr Trump to keep trucking.

  • Robert E Walton sr

    06/17/2017 05:28 PM

    President Trump should fire Mueller. The republicans are being stupid and playing the left's game by the left's rules. This is a no win scenario. Furthermore Comey, Obama and Clinton should be indicted and tried.
    I am a retired military veteran and I did not offer my life so something for nothing left wing butholes could turn my country into a socialist Marxist stinkhole. I am tired of sore losers and hate monger acting like brats. It is time to put an end to this.
    I support Trump 100%. I do fear for his safety and pray for him daily.

  • Myron Dillow

    06/17/2017 05:28 PM

    Excellent article. Send it to the WAPO.

  • Vernell Gray

    06/17/2017 03:17 PM

    Thank you, Gov Huckabee! Our nation must become aware of truth! You are able to articulate the vision of factual governmental activity. I have no doubt that God is speaking to you through His Holy Spirit. I am praying for you and for all who are leading as God directs. This reminds me of scripture in John as Jesus spoke to the Disciples. He said to them, "I will be leaving you...and in order that you may be comforted...our Father is sending a Helper. He will communicate His will for you via the Holy Spirit according to what God directs. May our nation listen to our God as He directs His Holy Spirit. May our minds and hearts recognize truths across our nation and world. Blessings to you and to yours!

  • James Rios

    06/17/2017 03:15 PM

    Mr Huckabee, I am a fan of your's, I keep reading about Obama's holdover's and the latest Ex- FBI Director selection, Now anyone with any horse-sense would be able to see his Bias direction and he should have never been allowed to bring his group's agenda to smear a President and give any country a reason to bash our Country's President but that is what being done, I have seen Mr. Mueller limited past and his commendations but never the less, allegations will always be his undoing its his obvious connections, everyone should be able to see and understand this! So Mr. Huckabee what kind of slippery road are we on as a country? how can you and I really be of change or help to our country's president if we cannot even hold Networks accountable for slanderous comments their not even journalists anymore! They all need to open their mouth and we shove a bar of soap for all the lies they spew and their network conjectures. Tell me Mr. Huckabee if we can't even hold these slippery slimy commentators to speak the truth how can we expect a un-bias report from this ex FBI?

  • Nancy Gaskell

    06/17/2017 01:06 PM

    This whole thing doesn't pass the smell test. A holdover from the Obama admin appoints someone who is good friends with the former FBI director to investigate the Republican admin. Then the attorneys hired are Democratic supporters. This sounds like the Democrats are putting the final pieces in place to take down the duly elected Republican president. How can the Republicans let this happen? I my opinion, charges should be brought against the Democratic admin for all the evidence there is of their wrong doings. Let President Trump concentrate on doing his job.

  • Craig James

    06/17/2017 12:54 PM

    Agree with you completely. Mueller needs to immediately step down from his position as investigator of this situation. He obviously is biased in favor of Comey, and even met privately with Comey prior to Comey's testimony before the Senate. What was that all about? For all the respect that Mueller purportedly has, and his purported sterling reputation, it now appears that he is a part of the swamp in Washington that needs desperately to be dredged.

  • Bernadette Manning

    06/17/2017 08:24 AM

    Love reading and sharing your wonderful articles. I always feel that I am getting the "real" truth reading them. I enjoy the humorous way you express yourself also! Thank you so much. We need this!

  • Marsha Duncan

    06/17/2017 07:27 AM

    Sadly, you are right! However, I am extremely stressed by the knowledge that Schumer, McConnell, Pelosi and Ryan knew for months that Trump was not undet investigation, yet they permitted the false narrative to continue, along with Comey. Furthermore, they permitted Comey's manipulation of a special counsel - needlessly. What do we do to rid ourselves of this corruption? What? Our DOJ Sessions was manipulated into recusal! How on earth do we stop the coup?

  • Daniel L. Moore

    06/17/2017 07:19 AM

    Mueller should step down! There is definitely a conflict of interests here! Besides, the President could have just pardoned Flynn if he chose to! Comey is just another liberal hack trying to get back at the President for firing his incompetent ass!

  • paul cannata

    06/17/2017 05:55 AM

    The more the Democrats play up this B S about Russia the more I will never vote for one again.
    I need some tax relief.better jobs, and a better economy for my 401k. When will this B S stop?
    When you are in a hole I would stop digging! Are they (Dems.) that stupid of do they think I am???

  • Rachel Chick

    06/17/2017 01:02 AM

    Your concise, comprehensive, and direct forays into the nefarious dealings in the "swamp" reassure me that SOMEONE out there has NO hesitation to be the bull in the shop!
    YOU would be stellar as president (yes, I voted for you), but short of that, PLEASE get on a more central pulpit. Your voice is strong, but your stage is limited to those who support you.
    Do not waver! And you have my thanks and undying appreciation for what you are doing for our country!

  • Patti Greene

    06/17/2017 12:26 AM

    I believe President Trump knows exactly what he's doing when he appoints some of these people to the high positions. Seems to me to be the easiest & quickest way to expose them and clear them out of there!
    I have always believed Pres. Trump was sent by God, and with the way the liberals, left, democrats, and even republicans are treating him, I am more convinced than ever. This reminds me entirely too much of the way Jesus was treated, even by those who claimed to love and follow Him.
    There are so many who have committed treasonous acts, acts of sedition, and now attempting to influence the easily led left to assassinate the President and his beautiful wife! It all makes me cry. The Obamas were such hateful, awful people! I hope they end up in prison.
    President Trump is doing a wonderful job! I pray God continues to give him & Melania the strength they will need to continue the repair work on our nation and her government. It's certainly a mess.
    Thank you!

  • Jan Stachowicz

    06/16/2017 11:04 PM

    Hi Mike
    Who does the president have to talk to, to get Robert Mueller to pay attention to what is going on?
    If something doesn't happen soon, I think that I will just stop voting.
    I don't blame the people, but I blame the people that are running our country that can't get along with each other. And has really wrecked this country. Thanks Mike for all you do.

  • Deb Fulmer

    06/16/2017 10:44 PM

    MAKE PEOPLE REPORTING FAKE NEWS BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR REPORTS. WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING THE STORIES I CAN'IMAGINE HOW THE TRUMP FAMILY FEELS. HONESTLY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP GET RID OF ALL THE OBAMA HOLD-OVERS. WHY ISN'T THIS BEING DONE? HE SHOULD BE TRYING TO PROTECT HIMSELF AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. HE HAS DONE SO MUCH ALREADY. HOLD NETWORKS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR SO-CALLED REPORTERS AS WELL AS THEIR STATEMENTS. WHERE IS THE INVESTIGATION OF HILLARY, LYNCH, RICE THE EMAIL ON WEINERS COMPUTER? PEOPLE NEED AND WANT JUSTICE.

  • Penny Harrison

    06/16/2017 10:23 PM

    Thank you Mike for once again saying as it really is and always adding a bit of humor and / or wit and wisdom! What would it take to get investigations opened and reopened on Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton from the shameful job she did as Secretary of State?

  • Gerald Underhill

    06/16/2017 10:06 PM

    My Opinion..It's a set up if President Trump fires the Second FBI director..The liberals/democrats are trying to guide him to impeachment. Another Gotcha. They will say he is attempting to stop the investigation, the by firing everyone that gets in his way.

  • Dennis Flanery

    06/16/2017 10:03 PM

    Washington D.C. seems to strain at the nat and swallow the camel.....Why aren't there any credible people in the newspaper business anymore??

  • TERRY COKER

    06/16/2017 09:57 PM

    The President Donald J. TRUMP needs to finish draining the SWAMP. Get rid of Obama left overs. Trump is the best thing that's happened for America in some time.

  • Darlene Mehaffie

    06/16/2017 09:52 PM

    How about the Justice Dept. insisting that Mueller fire half of his hires, who are either Dem big donors or a lawyer for Hillary during her e-mail case? How can that be bi-partisan or neutral?

  • Judy Bartolone

    06/16/2017 09:16 PM

    Thank you for your work in bringing little known facts to us deplorables.

  • Marilyn Pittman

    06/16/2017 08:02 PM

    Mueller should be fired!

  • Tom Maxon

    06/16/2017 07:36 PM

    I find it interesting that the Democrats are so paranoid over Russia's alleged involvement in the elections, yet it is due to their curtailment of our space program that our only access to the space station is via the Russia's space assets. What are we missing? We need them don't we?

  • Paul Schaller

    06/16/2017 06:18 PM

    The positive spin on this (if true) is that Mueller needs to investigate this in order to be able to legitimately put the obstruction complaint to bed with an affirmative “No.” I’m betting that this would be dealt with by the left by raising up another issue that "needs investigation.” Maybe after a couple of these decisions the yelling might subside to a dull roar. However, I have confidence that the “Never Trumpers” already have a long list that Mr. Mueller must address before they stop. Hopefully (in their minds) to get to the next election in ’18. I’m hoping that after Mr. Mueller’s initial investigation shows no collusion with the Russians he’ll be able to chip away at the left such that they will gradually realize how foolish they are being. I hope that sanity will prevail as Dems broadly aren’t completely as dense as the MSM in their passion of pursuing Trump's unseating.

  • Marjorie Smith

    06/16/2017 05:59 PM

    WHY DOES NO ONE IN THE MEDIA REPORT ON THE FACT THAT BEZOES IS USING THE WASHINGTON POST AS A WEAPER AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA. TRUMP STATED PUBLICLY THAT BEZOES AS THE OWNER OF AMAZON HAD BROKEN ANTI TRUST LAWS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS. BEZOES POST IS A DANGEROUS WEAPON AND IS BEING USED TO BRING DOWN OUR PRESIDENT. SCREAM OUT LIKE A 100,000 THOUSAND TONGUES, IT'S SILENCE THAT ROTS......ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA.....

  • Joan Salvato

    06/16/2017 05:59 PM

    It's like a 3 ringed circus with all the clowns on the left!! Hope all peeps give this President respect and let him fix what he started! ??

  • Lauraine Wilde

    06/16/2017 04:41 PM

    I ADORE your column Governor Huckabee...!!! I am an Oregonian, and I just saw a pic of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden sitting with that woman, can't remember her name, so, if you will, please write a column about them sitting together... Thank you.

  • Sharon Metoyer

    06/16/2017 04:33 PM

    Sadly I feel that some type of an evil puppeteer is controlling the strings of everything that is going on with regards to anti-Trump and "hate-America" campaigns. I have to ask the question; who benefits when the demise of USA is upon us? Global Elitists seems to be the answer and George Soros appears to me to be the evil puppeteer. How can this all be happening without any recourse? If what seems so obvious to me is even close to truth then why are true patriots not stepping up to this evil?

  • Edward Mitchell Jr

    06/16/2017 04:22 PM

    Hello Brother Huckabee, I would like to say for a while I was trying to get a better understanding of your sudden nature of negative thoughts. The shootings yesterday are a direct result of all the negative one-sidedness that is so disturbing! I respected you when you were a candidate and brought a positive outlook on issues. This is one reason why we are such a divided nation, you and others, that I thought would have given this country great leadership, have fallen victim of the negative politics in Washington. As in any proceeding from divorces to murders before there can be charges there has to be an investigation, unless the rules have changed, that you can charge someone without an investigation. The same with Hillary, she should have been investigated even deeper, but even so they couldn't charge her without an investigation. If he has done nothing wrong, then he shouldn't have to worry. If someone told me today that I was under investigation for being a bank robber, I wouldn't worry because I know I'm not! President Trump brought all this on himself, by stating in the debates which you were a part of, that the "RUSSIANS", not the Germans, or French, or Italians, or any other nationality, he specifically said Russians and he said go ahead, see what you can find on Hillary! Why Russia and all the praise to Putin? Just kind of odd, that he is the first President ever to praise the leader of a enemy nation. He has never asked about the evidence on Russia, only about if they had anything on him, and not necessarily his followers either, time after time he has proven he will throw them under the bus. Mr. Huckabee please step up and be a voice of togetherness, not another divisive voice unless you know about a opening that is coming in the cabinet! I am praying for you always.

  • Perlita Uyboco

    06/16/2017 04:18 PM

    You are right! Question: How can we offset the numerous media's poisonous and biased reporting causing more hate and chaos in our nation? Perhaps that us exactly what they want to happen..cause chaos then grab the power...This sounds too much like the Alinsky principle for overthrowing our government.
    Re : Mueller and Comey relationship. There is definitely a conflict of interest here to have Mueller be the head of the witchhunt. This is getting to be so ridiculous. What the Democrata are doing to our President is destroying the higher gial..interst if our nation abd people abd our standing on the world stage. Republicans, get your act together..for God's sake!

  • James Copeland

    06/16/2017 04:05 PM

    I have felt all along that Muellar was a detriment to facts. He is one and the same as Comey. In fact, check to see if he is Comey's big brother?

  • Sonja Kathryn Gale

    06/16/2017 03:52 PM

    Mr. Mueller, you should step down from this investigation...for many reasons. First of all, it would be a conflict of interest since we all know you are a good friend of James Comey, and he said that our President was not under investigation. I request that you start an investigation where it is so obvious to all of us that there was an obvious obstacle of justice with former attorney general, Loretta Lynch....say nothing of Hillary Clinton. If you love your country..step down and cancel this phony investigation and start a deserving one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jean Cartier

    06/16/2017 03:45 PM

    When can WE, the taxpayers, have our "official investigation" of why so much
    of our hardearned tax $$$ are being used to continue appointing "Special Counsels" ad infinitum??? We elected Pres. Trump to "drain that swamp" and
    Congress obstructs at every turn!!! Can we withhold tax payments until the
    $$$ are spent purposely and seriously???

  • Patricia Van Duinen

    06/16/2017 03:32 PM

    Personally I think Sessions made a mistake recessing himself. A Democrat wouldn't. The Assistant Attorney General and Mueller need to go.....This has turned into a 3 ring circus...with the help of the the Republicans in Congress. Everyone is out for themselves these days. The American people elected Trump and its up to Republicans to back him up not push their own agendas. Even McConnell and Speaker Ryan are obstructing Trump. The Republicans are going to blow this like they always do. One thing you can say about Dems, they stick together, Republicans don't.

  • Jim Conover

    06/16/2017 03:28 PM

    Mike, I agree with you, Robert Mueller, because of his ties with Comey, should step down from the investigation. I also think that something has to be done to stop these attacks on ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP, and let him get on with making this country great again. So far he has been doing great despite the fake news and investigations those hating him have and are digging up or making up. Left alone, I think President Trump will turn out to be the best president we have had in many years.

  • John E Stevens

    06/16/2017 03:23 PM

    Mueller, a deep state friend of Comey's, is conducting a witch hunt. I hope the Ast., AG fires the turkey. Too many deep state RINO'S and deep state lackeys! McCain is a bad joke, as is turncoat Lynsey Graham! More sick RINO'S!

  • Susan Junco

    06/16/2017 03:06 PM

    Middle America supports President Trump. We don't believe the radical left. We are blessed to have his administration working for us.
    God bless you all and pray for you

  • sharon Dixon

    06/16/2017 03:00 PM

    What can we do about all this? I am so tired of the nonsense. What can we do about opening a new investigation on Hillary? What about Comeys ties to her and the investigation? What can we do about all this? We need to start being as tough as them. We have proof that Hillary obstructed so lets do something about that?

  • WILLIAM BENTZ

    06/16/2017 02:55 PM

    THIS NEEDS TO STOP ON TRUMP there so much more on the democrats that theydid to us in 30 yrs that can't be over looked

  • Lu ann divens

    06/16/2017 02:45 PM

    The leaks needs to stop. Somebody needs to prosecute these people for the crime they are committing why can't they be found