Morning Edition - April 19

April 19, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

April 19, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

 

 

DOESN'T EVERYONE WANT A QUICK END TO THE PANDEMIC?

I have a theory about why so many “experts,” politicians, media people and government bureaucrats are trying to discourage the use of hydroxycloroquine, in combination with azithromycin and zinc, to treat COVID-19. It’s not just that they oppose anything President Trump has expressed approval for, although that’s part of it. Here’s a thought: what if it’s not because this therapy won’t work, but because it WILL?

In other words: if we do have an effective treatment and/or preventative, the pandemic might be over too soon to be used as an excuse to make all the societal changes some want to impose.

This really hit me when I heard Dr. Anthony Fauci say that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to have in-person elections by November of this year. How many Democrats would LOVE to see mail-in voting for the entire country? How conveeeeeeenient. And don’t listen when they say mail-in ballots don’t encourage election fraud. That’s a crock, as you’ll see from the story linked to here.

Those who want power –- during this pandemic and ever after –- are full of ideas for controlling the population. Steve Hilton, host of THE NEXT REVOLUTION on FOX NEWS, calls it “technocratic hubris...a technocrat’s dream and America’s nightmare.” As he reported on Sunday, former head of the Food & Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb is pushing a plan for “contract tracing,” which “can be achieved through strengthened public health case investigation augmented by technology and community-level collaborations.” It’s a very complicated program of mass virus testing (not antibody testing) to (quoting Dr. Fauci) “identify, isolate, contact-trace” everyone who gets the virus. This is preposterous, when an unknown number, into the millions, have already been or will be exposed to the virus, and the test won’t identify those. But Apple and Google are ready to step up and be a part of this monstrous program to track what in the end could be virtually everyone.


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WE'RE NOT STUPID: FOOTNOTES IMPLY REAL GOAL OF RUSSIAN "COLLUSION"

If you’re like me, you get an initial impression of a story but then, after thinking about it for another day or so, you sometimes realize there are even more far-reaching implications than anyone is talking about. Such was the case for me and my research staff after reading about the newly declassified footnotes from the IG report on the FBI’s FISA warrant applications.

Yes, we know that Russia might have been running a disinformation campaign on Christopher Steele. (This could be true even though we have reason to believe that a lot of it actually came from Glenn Simpson with Steele’s name attached.)  We know the Russians had information by summer of 2016 that he was working for Fusion GPS to help Hillary.

Yes, we know that the FBI knew about this possible Russian involvement --- BEFORE the FISA warrant application was renewed to spy on Carter Page and before the Mueller special counsel had been appointed. (I believe they were duty-bound to alert the FISA Court of any problem with information in their original application, but they ignored that and blithely went on to renew it three more times.)

But there’s something MORE we know: that, contrary to what the FBI said and the Intelligence Community concluded in their January 2017 report, Russia was NOT doing this to help Trump. They weren’t even doing it just to “create chaos,” although that was a plus.

SPEAKING OF NASTY BUGS, HOW ARE THINGS WITH THE FBI?

The investigation into the “Crossfire Hurricane” surveillance of the Trump campaign and presidency has continued unabated while the media are focused on COVID-19. Nothing like a pandemic to distract from a hurricane.

Of course, the mainstream media would be doing their best to ignore these findings, anyway, but at least right now they have a convenient excuse. Still, the leading investigative reporters we’ve counted on --- John Solomon, Jeff Carlson, Lee Smith and others --- are on the case, and there’s plenty to report, especially after the document “dump” last Friday that confirmed what they’ve been saying all along. In this instance, it was in the form of newly unredacted footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s handling of its FISA applications to spy on Trump associates.

These revelations absolutely undercut any claim that the FBI had legitimate reason to investigate the Trump team. That investigation, handled by the top echelon of the FBI rather than out of a field office as would have been the usual procedure, was a sham from the beginning, and they had to know that.


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MORE IG FOOTNOTES SHOW THE FBI WAS NOT "DUPED" BY RUSSIA

But wait, there’s more! In my recent commentary on revelations in newly declassified footnotes from the Horowitz report, I said the FBI would try to claim they were duped by the Russians but that they actually weren’t. As of yesterday, we have hard evidence that if the Russians were getting in on the act and supplying disinformation to Steele, FBI agents KNEW IT.

In other words, there was no “duping” going on. Well, maybe of Steele, but not of the FBI.

As Chuck Ross at the DAILY CALLER reports, Russian intelligence knew during the 2016 campaign that Christopher Steele was investigating Trump’s campaign. Just-declassified footnotes from the IG report show not only that Russian intelligence might have been collecting information on Steele’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, but that in January of 2017, a member of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” team had evidence of this.

1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 10:12 AM): 735,366   DEATHS: 39,095  RECOVERIES: 66,854(Reported recoveries)

Source:  Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

TESTS GIVEN:  3,723,624

Source: The Covid Tracking Project

2.  CDC RECOMMENDATIONS: How to protect yourself  |  What to do if you are sick

 

FACT-CHECKING THE WAPO "FACT-CHECKERS"

A WASHINGTON POST “Fact-Checker” column (quotation marks deliberate), not by Glenn Kessler but by Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, gives “Four Pinocchios,” the worst rating for lying, to President Trump for allegedly promoting hydroxychloroquine as a “cure” for the COVID-19 (Chinese –- that's a fact) coronavirus.

Where to begin? Aside from the headline, which makes sure to include the words “false hope” (they don’t know that), I suppose we could start right up front, with the quotes in which Trump allegedly tells his overwhelming LIES about it being a cure. Huge whoppers such as, “I don’t know, it’s looking like it’s having some good results. That would be a phenomenal thing.” And “It’s this powerful drug on malaria. And there are signs that it works on this. Some very strong signs.” And of course, “What do you have to lose?” Well, there’s a hardcore sales pitch!

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV)

 




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  • Stephen Russell

    04/19/2020 07:39 PM

    Killing the virus:
    1. RX
    2. estd RX
    3. sunlight, UV rays??

    We hear nothing to cure or kill virus from Task Force or other.
    Kept in dark & lockdown: seeds for revolt or civil war 2
    Ideas comments?

  • Darlene Mehaffie

    04/19/2020 07:00 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=WGbYHJcMbz8&fbclid=IwAR1YGyAMHxhZwYKb-50OSvXkbgPK3N0T2ikDqFmROjmGurXh0TT5_JWOyn4&app=desktop
    Your opinion on this, Mike, please.

  • Lewis Kellison, Jr.

    04/19/2020 04:49 PM

    Just a short note of appreciation for the long distance jam with Ted and the Huckabee Band at the end of the Huckabee Show on Saturday night. Y’all sure looked like you were having fun. Brought a smile to my face. Wife had a giggle too! Blessings from your friends in Virginia!

  • Vaslav Nijinsky

    04/19/2020 04:07 PM

    What is the difference between chinese communists, the deep state, demonrats, and the fakestream media? Only in the degree of their depraved corruption and their complicity/duplicity in the perpetration of the accidental, or deliberate, biological equivalent of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but with worldwide effects and consequences. Unspeakable evil!

  • Robin Rebhan

    04/19/2020 03:02 PM

    I wrote a letter, emailed, and left telephone mesgs. to Governor Cuomo where to find the needed medical supplies. Four medical facilities closed for consolidation by the Baker Commission during the Obama Administration. No reply from him or his staff. One of the facilities is right on the way from the Capital in Albany on the way to his helicopter at the Albany Airport.
    The one facility used to be a Sanatorium for treating Tuberculosis turned into a Nursing Home. now vacant. It is the former Ann Lee Nursing home, 25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, NY 12205. I walk my dog around it and I can see through the windows supplies left behind, encased in plastic sheeting. The building could be reopened.
    No reply. I guess they are too busy in the Governors office trying to dig up dirt on President Trump and complaining about supply shortages.
    The other facilities are Saint Mary's Hospital. Troy, NY. Leonard Hospital, Troy, NY and Saint Claire Hospital, Schenectady, NY.
    And I'm guessing that there are many more such facilities across the state and across the country.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/19/2020 12:00 PM

    Wuhan virus side effects Lockdown:
    o Demoralizing
    o petty acts by Dem mayors & governors.
    o No jobs, no income
    o Many more ill due to stresses vs virus
    o suicides up
    o debt UP
    o Indie businesses gone forever?
    o & Dems fiddle while US burns.
    o Do nothing Deep States hobbles Admin day 1.
    Seeds for Next Rev 2 or Civil War 2 alone
    No end to lockdowns given Admin Plan.
    See AEI ( Am Ent Ins) Plan to revive US, best of the 4 seen.
    & Dems think voters are stupid.

  • Karen M. Solie

    04/19/2020 11:54 AM

    The mother of MN AG Ellison died this past week. Do the Dem's hate Pres Trump so much, including Ellison, that he would deny his mother hydroxychloroquine. Just curious how deep the hate goes!