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No matter what IG Horowitz and Attorney General Barr think about the FBI's handling of the “Trump/Russia” investigation, Democrats in Congress and “insider” bureaucrats –- including, it seems, Trump-appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray –- circled their wagons a long time ago.
Lack of evidence against Trump won’t have anything to do with whether or not Congress hops off the impeachment train. No matter what they say publicly, it appears they’re strapped in for the ride. As Catherine Herridge reported on Tuesday, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler was pushing for their "official" impeachment probe weeks before special counsel Robert Mueller finished his report –- which, of course, concluded there was no case for Trump/Russia “collusion” (conspiracy) --- and months before he went on CNN and announced a “formal” impeachment investigation. Nadler said his timetable is to vote up or down on impeachment by the end of this year.
Herridge reports that according to newly obtained court records, the committee laid the foundation for impeachment proceedings against President Trump all the way back in March. “On March 4, 2019,” one document reads, “the Judiciary Committee opened an investigation into ‘threats to the rule of law,’ encompassing alleged obstruction of justice...one critical purpose of the Committee’s investigation is to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the President.”
By Mike Huckabee
When President Trump pointed out that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district was plagued with trash, crime and rats, he was accused of being a racist, even though what he said is indisputably true, as has been widely acknowledged, even by Bernie Sanders. But many who live in that district were grateful to Trump for finally putting pressure on their politicians to give them some help, and for a volunteer effort by Trump supporters to help haul away the trash that people dump there illegally with no consequences from the city.
One of the politicians who was particularly vocal in condemning Trump was Senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark. So conservative filmmaker Austen “Fleccas” Fletcher went to Newark to talk to residents in a similarly-neglected, largely-minority neighborhood. What he found was very eye-opening.
It seems that Newark residents, inspired by the volunteer effort in Baltimore, launched their own neighborhood cleanup. They are no fans of Cory Booker, or of the current administration’s effort to make Newark a “sanctuary city” and protect illegal immigrants while ignoring the needs of Americans in crime-infested neighborhoods. They said if a fourth of the conditions they suffer occurred in the suburbs, the residents wouldn’t stand for it and people would be fired and it would get fixed. They sent a message to Booker and their city government that's not at all what the media tells us urban minority residents believe. In a nutshell:
“Stop focusing all your energy on hating Trump and prioritize helping the American citizens in your district instead of illegal immigrants!”
That’s great advice, but after more than two years of hating Trump 24/7, I wonder if they even remember how to do anything else?
By Mike Huckabee
If you listen to the mainstream media coverage of President Trump at the G7 summit (and why would you do that; it’s like expecting your dog to give an honest assessment of cats), you’d think that President Trump just tried to make the whole thing about him, and was so gauche that – Egads! – he even skipped the meeting on “climate change!”
For a different view, check out Stewart Varney’s assessment:
Varney says that Trump made the G7 summit about America, not about the fashionable concerns of other national leaders who think they can control the weather when they can’t even control their own borders and are paying people to borrow their currency. Trump used the summit to work on major trade deals with allies like Japan and Great Britain, which are not only good for them and for America, but they’ll put more pressure on China to come to the table.
Trump made the G7 summit about taking care of business, not about preening for the cameras to virtue-signal about various PC causes. Besides, if these leaders really want to do something to show their concern about climate change, I’m sure there will soon be another weekend conference on reducing CO2 at some five-star resort that they can all fly off to on private jets.
By Mike Huckabee
One of the many knocks on President Trump to try to convince his 2016 voters to turn against him is the claim that he broke his promise to build a border wall. Granted, it’s a strange appeal for votes: “Trump didn’t build that border wall that you wanted, so vote for the people who moved Heaven and Earth to stop him from building it.”
Unfortunately for them, Trump intends to keep that promise and found a way around Congress by reallocating some Defense Department money via executive order (not that they haven't tried to block that, too.) At the link is some U.S. Customs and Border Protection drone video showing miles of new border wall going up near the San Luis Port of Entry in Arizona. CBP says that over 60 miles have been completed and 450 miles are expected to be done by 2020.
And just to anticipate the next criticisms that will be hurled:
“This isn’t new border fencing, it’s just replacing old fencing that didn’t work!” That’s partially true: some of the new barriers are replacing an old barrier. But the old barrier didn’t work because it was just a 10-foot fence. This is an 18-foot barrier with a triple-layered enforcement zone. New fencing is also being installed along a 46-mile stretch of border near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and 30-foot fencing is going up near the Lukeville Port of Entry in Arizona.
As for the argument that border fencing doesn’t stop illegal border crossings, the Border Patrol reports that since double- and triple-fencing was erected in San Diego in 2006 (you know, back before securing our national borders became “immoral”), illegal crossings have dropped from a peak 162,000 to 26,000. Since the fencing was installed in Yuma County, Arizona, Border Patrol apprehensions have dropped from 138,400 in 2005 to approximately 12,900.
Incidentally, the Yuma County Sheriff also reports that since the fencing went up, crime has dropped by 91 percent. So I guess you can add the claim that all the border crossers are just families dreaming of a better life to the pile of false narratives that now includes “Trump doesn’t really care about building a border wall” and “Border fences don’t work.”
##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Excellent piece by Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator about the hilarious hypocrisy of the New York Times, claiming to be an unbiased teller of truths when its own former editor wrote a book admitting its blatant anti-Trump bias, and taking umbrage over being treated the same way it treats conservatives. Lord also points out that this digging into every ancient comment of a public figure to find something embarrassing is a nasty tactic pioneered by the odious leftist group Media Matters for America, which the Times actually acknowledges uncritically in its article. You see, when MMA does that to smear conservatives, it’s completely different because…because… well, I’ll have to get back to you.
This is a story that I’ve been beating the drum over for a long time, and I’m glad to see it’s finally getting some attention, hopefully followed by action. It’s a report shared by the American Center for Law and Justice, showing that Christianity is “by far the most widely persecuted religion in the world,” that violence and oppression against Christians is worsening, and that in some regions of the world, the situation faced by Christians is approaching the UN’s definition of genocide. There are some parts of the world that used to be heavily Christian and now, it is virtually extinct (or its followers are.)
Read the link for more details, but I warn you, it’s shocking, it will make you sad, and it will make you angry. But I pray it will make you spread the word and tell our leaders to demand action from nations that look to the US for aid and trade but fail to stop the assault on Christians within their own borders.
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