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Today's Commentary ---  Important weekend reading: Mike Rogers and Obama-era FISA abuse  --- "Huckabee" Preview -- Some good news --- Gloves off -- Eye-opening article -- The critics pile on Uncle Joe --- Quotes from our Presidents -- No scandal Obama? -- The state of the imploding anti-Trump “Russian collusion” hoax   -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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In a piece from a couple of days ago, “FISA Court Says FBI Lied to Them, Illegally Spied,” I noted that Joe diGenova had called Admiral Mike Rogers a hero for being the one who discovered illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign. If you’d like to get into the weeds on this, I found a great archival story from Jeff Carlson, “An American Hero and the Death of a FISA Narrative,” dated January 10, 2018, that offers a great deal of detail and perspective on Rogers’ role in uncovering it. (Link below.)

As I thought, then-National Security Agency Director Rogers appears to have been the person who briefed President-elect Trump on the surveillance being conducted at Trump Tower. On November 17, 2016, Rogers went there to meet with Trump –- without informing his boss, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. On that same day, the Trump transition team abruptly announced they were leaving Trump Tower and moving their operations to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.In a piece from a couple of days ago, “FISA Court Says FBI Lied to Them, Illegally Spied,” I noted that Joe diGenova had called Admiral Mike Rogers a hero for being the one who discovered illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign. If you’d like to get into the weeds on this, I found a great archival story from Jeff Carlson, “An American Hero and the Death of a FISA Narrative,” dated January 10, 2018, that offers a great deal of detail and perspective on Rogers’ role in uncovering it. (Link below.)

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Mike Huckabee


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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

Join me tonight for another great new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN that, like the White House, is certified to be 100% Russian collusion-free!  I’ll talk about free speech on campus with Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk.  Orlando Magic executive and longtime coach Pat Williams will tell us how character traits developed at West Point can help anyone be more successful in life. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero whose revolutionary faith-based counseling group is saving the lives of women in crisis.  Author/Pastor Dr. Jack Graham will talk about next weekend’s big “Faith, Family, Freedom” concert in Washington following the National Day of Prayer (I’ll be there, if anyone needs a bass player), and we’ll tell you where to get your free tickets.  I’ll also visit with comedy legend Jackie Mason, have some commentary and crazy news “In Case You Missed It,” plus more surprises, all topped off with music from country star Mallary Hope. 

“Huckabee” airs tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN. To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING ALERT!  Sunday only, set your DVRs for something very special: at 10:30 p.m. EST (9:30 Central), I’ll sit down for an in-depth interview with my daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  I might even ask her about the time she sued me (see, nobody messes with Sarah.)  Be sure to tune in for the stories you’ll hear no place else, only on TBN.

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Some good news

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s some good news: the National Comedy Center in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, announced plans to digitize all of the late comedy great’s archives, including handwritten notes, personal photos and behind-the-scenes production notes on “I Love Lucy,” so that fans will be able to see it all online.

I’m also delighted to learn that there is such a thing as a National Comedy Center.  I’m just worried that at the rate humorless leftist censors and history-scrubbers are going, “I Love Lucy” may soon end up being the only thing left in it. 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/national-comedy-center-to-digitize-lucille-ball-archives

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Gloves off

By Mike Huckabee

Well, that didn’t take long.  Bernie Sanders had barely endorsed letting imprisoned mass murdering terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber vote (and Kamala Harris barely had time to agree, then backpedal furiously) when the GOP released a gloves-off campaign attack ad about it.  Warning, this is strong stuff, but well-deserved.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-scorching-gop-ad-slams-bernie-sanders-kamala-harris-wanting-let-boston-marathon-bomber-vote/

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Eye-opening article

By Mike Huckabee

Some of the herd of Democratic Presidential candidates are being questioned about their qualifications for the most important office in the land (indeed, in the world), when their backgrounds include running South Bend, Indiana, or a coffee house chain.  Do they really believe their accomplishments are greater than those who have served in the House and Senate?  But that only holds if you consider showing up in the House or Senate and warming a chair for years to be an “accomplishment.”  

In this eye-opening article, Max Diamond at the National Sentinel looked into the legislative "accomplishments" of the Congressional Democrats seeking the Oval Office.  They are thinner than a fashion model on an ice cube diet. 

https://thenationalsentinel.com/2019/04/26/losers-dem-candidates-who-seek-2020-presidency-have-virtually-no-legislative-accomplishments/

In what I frankly take as good news, these world-shakers are vowing to wave their arms and remake America into a liberal utopia, yet after years in the House or Senate, they’ve barely managed to pass any bills at all. The greatest records of success belong to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has sponsored 365 bills since 2007 and 14 became law (a 3.8% success rate) and Joe Biden, who in 36 years in the Senate sponsored 351 bills and 20 became law.  That’s a 5.7% success rate, or in baseball terms, a lifetime batting average of less than 0.06. 

Probably the least impressive record is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s sponsored 302 bills and just one became law – a bill to name a post office.  In fairness, though, that’s a common thread among several would-be Presidents: “Beto” O’Rourke sponsored 65 bills in six years in the House, and one became law: renaming a post office.  But for sheer longevity of ineffectiveness, nobody can touch Bernie Sanders.  He’s been in the Senate since 2007, sponsored 214 bills, and two became law.  One of them was - can you guess? - to rename a post office. 

As Diamond notes, there are extenuating circumstances for failure to pass bills, such as the opposing party having the majority.  Also, in this toxic partisan atmosphere, a candidate who actually works across the aisle to pass laws might be attacked by his own party for insufficient purity, that being far more important than effectiveness. 

I keep hearing from the left about how unqualified Donald Trump was to be the chief executive, despite decades of experience as a chief executive.  Now, I understand what they mean.  I’ll bet that guy has never renamed a post office in his life.

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The critics pile on Uncle Joe

By Mike Huckabee

I would think that by scheduling his first big media appearance as a candidate on a female-centric show, Biden was signaling that he wanted to get his “gropey Joe” problem behind him.  But it was shocking to see how ill-prepared he was to deal with questions he must’ve known he would be asked.  Some critics questioned how he would deal with Vladimir Putin when he couldn’t even give a coherent answer to a predictable puffball inquiry from the fawning ladies of “The View”?

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/328923

It's also becoming clear that as avuncular as the current “Uncle Joe” persona may seem, progressives never forgive or forget any past transgression.  Even Anita Hill isn’t willing to accept his “regrets” for his treatment of her during the Clarence Thomas hearings 28 years ago. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/joe-biden-expresses-regret-to-anita-hill-but-she-says-im-sorry-is-not-enough/ar-BBWiolH

This is the political world today, Joe. Everyone may claim to love you until the moment you announce you're running, and then you’d better have a dog if you want a friend.  

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Quotes from our Presidents

“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.”

- Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

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No scandal Obama?

By Mike Huckabee

Joe Biden was given a full hour on “The View” to make his case for the White House, and despite the ladies practically rolling out a plush red carpet festooned with rose petals and daisies, it was not smooth sailing.

One thing that sent Republicans’ jaws dropping to the floorboards was Joe’s claim that what he and Obama agree they are most proud of was that there was “not one single whisper of scandal” during their Administration.  Reality check: the fact that much of the media were too frightened or loooove-struck to report on Obama’s scandals doesn't mean there weren’t any. Several commentators took the trouble of compiling lists for Joe’s edification, such as Ben Marquis at Conservative Tribune

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/not-joking-biden-says-no-scandals-obama-administration/

It’s worth noting that the biggest scandal of the Obama Administration – and possibly, in US political history – may only now be starting to come to light with the investigation of the politicizing and weaponizing of US intelligence agencies to spy on and undermine an opposing candidate and later, his Presidency. 

Also, I notice one scandal not mentioned in the article was Obama being caught on a hot mic telling a Russian official to assure Putin that he could be more flexible after he was reelected. 

https://youtu.be/xHmyKksPois

Of course, that would only count if you consider “colluding with Russia” to be a scandal.  And who would possibly make a federal case out of that?

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The state of the imploding anti-Trump “Russian collusion” hoax

By Mike Huckabee

Excellent summation by Conrad Black of National Review of the state of the imploding anti-Trump “Russian collusion” hoax and predictions of the near-future once the ginned-up “obstruction” hysteria blows over. Excerpt:

“The failure of elected officials, and of the journalists and commentators upon whom the nation has a right to rely for serious and fair reporting and analysis of important political events, will weigh very heavily upon them.”

https://www.nysun.com/national/day-of-reckoning-is-now-dawning-for-democrats/90662/

Allow me to modestly point out that if you read my newsletter, none of this will have come as a surprise to you.  We had it nailed over two years ago, and unlike the self-important big media outlets, everything we’ve reported and predicted since has unfolded just as we told you it would.  

The only thing remotely surprising to me and my staff is that the incredibly biased Mueller team found so little evidence against Trump and his people that even they had to admit there was no “there” there and were forced to resort to refusing to exonerate him on “obstruction” (“Well, he didn’t do anything illegal…and he didn’t actually try to stop the investigation…but he WANTED TO!!  BUUUUURN HIM!!!”)  

We assumed they’d be able to do a better job than that of making their pile of manure look like a mountain of evidence. One might say we underestimated their integrity, but I think we just slightly underestimated their confidence at what they thought they’d be able to get away with. 

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Evening Edition - April 26

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

– Mark 11:24

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