Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) couldn’t have planned it better.  They kept Tuesday’s news cycle focused hysterically on child immigration –- you’d never know that kids were separated at the border from their illegal immigrant parents while Obama was President –- while the real news was being made in the House committee hearings with Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

 

I know I’ve called Trey Gowdy a “pod person” in recent days.  Seriously, it was the most descriptive term I could come up with.  But the release of the IG report, which paints in its 568 pages a disturbing picture of anti-Trump bias coloring the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s email case, has jolted him back to real life.  His questioning of Horowitz was magnificent.

 

Here's just one example from Gowdy:  "They pre-judged the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation before the investigation ended, and these exact same FBI agents and attorneys pre-judged the outcome of the Russia investigation before it even began.  If (that) is not evidence of outcome-determinative bias, for the life of me I don't know what would be."



 

In contrast, Democrats in these hearings keep trying to push the narrative that Comey’s October letter to Congress kept Hillary out of the White House.  Never mind that Comey hated Trump and certainly didn’t want to hurt his opponent in any way.  This appears to have been a hail-Mary attempt by Comey to help Hillary when the Weiner laptop story couldn’t be contained any longer.  Most importantly, if she had been prosecuted in July for mishandling classified material and obstructing justice as she should have been, the point of the October letter would be moot, because she would no longer have been a candidate for the White House –- only the Big House.  Hillary lost the election because she is Hillary, so it would be really nice if Democrats would just put a sock in it.

 

Committee Republicans have obviously had enough of this blather and were in top form on Tuesday.  Most of us didn’t see it, though –- every channel was showing crying children.  So let’s play some catch-up on the FBI story.

 

After the release of the report, Peter Strzok was reportedly escorted out of the FBI building in Washington DC on Friday.  According to his lawyer, Aitan Goelman, he’s still employed and is just going away while the FBI conducts its “ongoing internal proceedings.”  Seems to me they’ve had plenty of time for all the internal proceedings they should ever need, pre-firing, but that’s the line.

 

And now, just for fun, I’m going to give you the text of Goelman’s unintentionally hilarious statement, picked apart line-by-line by me.  (The part in total caps is me.)

 

“Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”  (JUDGING BY HIS TEXTS, PETE WAS READY TO USE THE RULES AND THE PROCESS TO “STOP” TRUMP, YET HE STILL COLLECTS A PAYCHECK FROM THE FBI.  AND THE BIGGEST TARGET OF PERSONAL ATTACKS, POLITICAL GAMES AND INFORMATION LEAKS HAS BEEN TRUMP HIMSELF.)


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“All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears to be tainted by political influence.”  (SERIOUSLY??  WELL, WE CALL INTO QUESTION STRZOK’S IMPARTIALITY, WHICH APPEARS TO BE TAINTED BY POLITICAL INFLUENCE.)

 

“Instead of publicly calling for a long-serving FBI agent to be summarily fired, politicians should allow the disciplinary process to play out free from political pressure.”  (IN STRZOK’S CASE, IT’S ONLY POLITICAL PRESSURE THAT HAS LED TO ANY DISCIPLINARY PROCESS AT ALL.)

 

“Our leaders and the public should be very concerned with how readily such influence has been allowed to undermine due process and the legal protections owed to someone who has served his country for so long.”  (STRZOK HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AT THE FBI DURING THE YEAR-AND-A-HALF IT TOOK TO GET THE IG’S REPORT.  AND HE’S STILL EMPLOYED.  THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH HOW HARD IT IS TO FIRE SOMEONE WHO REALLY DESERVES FIRING.)

 


OTHERS ARE READING:  My questions for IG Horowitz and Robert Mueller


“Pete Strzok and the American people deserve better.”  (YOU'RE HALF RIGHT:  THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER THAN PETER STRZOK..)

 

So much for Goelman’s statement.  As for Tuesday’s questioning of Horowitz that most people didn’t see, at least the questions and answers are now on the record.  The charge that Peter Strzok was leading a sham investigation into Hillary and an “insurance-policy” investigation into Trump was made quite dramatically.  Horowitz was in no position to refute it; all he could really say was that the matter was “still under review.”

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/19/fbis-peter-strzok-author-of-anti-trump-texts-escorted-from-building.html

   

 

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  • Barry Yeager

    06/22/2018 10:11 AM

    When did Mueller REALLY become aware of Strzok's emails and bias??

    Fox should do a story on parents sending children through Mexico alone. Children being kidnapped and sex trafficking or used to sneak drugs across the border by cartels, parents selling children, thinking they would have a better life in the USA? Turn this around and show 10,000 of 12,000 children are being protected by USA!

    To the Senate, Do away with the 60 vote rule, return to 51 vote majority.

  • Cindy Vernon

    06/21/2018 02:47 PM

    Thank You. Making all the false reports easy to understand...

  • ADRIANNA L HEDE

    06/20/2018 05:52 PM

    I agree with your analysis. Also I want to know what reporters bribed the FBI agents for leaks.

  • Zina Pettit

    06/20/2018 04:25 PM

    I'm not understanding why the very Congressmen/Women that are crying the bleeding heart for Trump to "Do something", are the people who could write up a bill to create a law that would solve the issue (until the next time).. Those Congressmen/women can only demand that Trump do something, forcing him to make an executive order to fix it. They are only dodging the very responsibility they were elected to hold themselves, in the hopes that Trumps order will bring about some other issue they can then use to beat him up some more with. If it doesn't work as well as intended, they can blame Trump....Dems do NOTHING but scream "Somebody (else) do something (because we think we are too good to be bothered)...

  • Virginia Logsdon Larson

    06/20/2018 02:53 PM

    I, like many Americans am fed up with all the corruption in the government. Hillary has gotten by with so many crimes for the whole world to see. And now, it comes out that she was never formally a target of the email investigation and believe her and her cronies were all given immunity. There's so much more to this whole thing and it was a conspiracy to keep Trump fr being elected and to unseat him since he was elected. There needs to be a special counsel appointed by President Trump and the Senate. Since FBI said they'd stop Trump, I think the secret service Should be investigating this too. Mueller and his team should be fired and investigated. These things have never been done to any President before. The FISA court is corrupt too. They need to be shut down as well.

  • maureen innis

    06/20/2018 02:18 PM

    Love your commentary on the Horowitz hearing. Anyone who can make us laugh over the incredible goings on in Washington DC deserves the Presidential Citizens Medal. Also, an added comment to Genie Krivanek's post - If you throw a stone into a pack of dogs, the one who yelps ("screams") the loudest is the one who got hit. Thank you, Governor Huckabee for your daily commentaries. We need and appreciate them.

  • Shelly Spencer

    06/20/2018 01:32 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I watched the hearings Monday and Tuesday, but Tuesday's hearing was the most revealing. After months of praising the FBI, we saw the "old" Trey Gowdy that most Conservatives were once very proud to have as a representative. At one time, Trey was seen as the bulldog that goes for the throat when seeking truthful answers from reluctant witnesses. Then something changed. He stepped down from the Ethics Committee and announced that he will be leaving Congress. Who got to him? Was he and/or his family threatened? We may never know the answers to what happened to change one of the few fighters we had in Congress for We The People. Fortunately, we do have new fighters in Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz and Devin Nunes.

    Millions of us pray daily for the entire truth to be revealed about ALL of Crooked Hillary's crimes, and that every person involved in the cover-up and those who were complicit, will be prosecuted as would any other American. To accept the IG Report's conclusion and act as if those actions were a temporary tarnish by just a few at the top and we should just move on, is precisely how corruption has flourished by those in high places in our beloved country.

  • Jeanell Romanini

    06/20/2018 12:19 PM

    Excellent reporting! You also would have been an excellent president!??

  • Genie Krivanek

    06/20/2018 10:55 AM

    I am getting so completely fed up with the liberals/Democrats. I'm sickened and disgusted by them. They have created a false narrative that has raised the anger level in this country to such a high level I fear a huge outbreak of violence. Honestly, I have begun to believe that the liberals have become seriously unhinged mentally!!! This is dangerous for the country. I believe they are willing to see America burn down rather than relinquish the power they had before Trump! They see their control evaporating, especially among their traditional base of blacks and Hispanics and they are desperately doing anything and everything they can, including anarchy, to regain that control. And I believe they are livid that people are waking up to who and what they are. I have friends that were dyed in the wool Democrats, and even THEY are now saying they will never ever again vote for a Democrat! The more they scream and flail about, the more I run from them.