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June 23, 2022
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THE EVENING EDITION

BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

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Jan. 6: proof of plainclothes surveillance unit in crowd

With another January 6 committee hearing scheduled for today --- 3PM Eastern Time for the few of you who are masochists --- there’s lots of related news. First, the committee has announced that after today’s hearing, they’re taking another break, till after July 4. Oh, but it’s because of the mountain of new evidence coming in! Right.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/06/22/the-january-6th-hearings-are-in-limbo-again-for-a-laughable-reason-n582535

Next, as reported in an EPOCH TIMES premium story, evidence now proves that undercover watchers were in place during the rally, “embedded among protesters for the purposes of recording video surveillance.”

“Evidence also points to a day of security deficiencies and police provocation for the purpose of entrapment.”

THE EPOCH TIMES obtained a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) report from January 3, 2021, called “First Amendment Demonstrations,” that says beginning on the 4th of January and continuing for the following two days, the MPD was to activate platoons of their Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU). These are, according to the DOJ website, law enforcement officers who are trained to respond to protests, demonstrations, and civil disturbances for the purpose of preventing violence, destruction of property, and unlawful interference with persons exercising their rights under law.”

The stated objective was “to assist with the safe execution of any First Amendment demonstration and ensure the safety of the participants, public, and the officers.” That’s an admirable goal, but were agents embedded in the crowd also encouraging acts of violence and entrapping protesters? If you’ve been following our reports and those of REDSTATE, AMERICAN GREATNESS, REVOLVER and, of course, THE EPOCH TIMES, you’re familiar with the eyewitness accounts and eyebrow-raising videos of suspicious behavior, such as the man identified as Ray Epps trying on January 5 to whip attendees into going inside the Capitol building.

J. Michael Waller of the Center for Security Policy is convinced this was an operation with much advanced planning. Recall what he observed firsthand ahead of the attack. If you didn’t see this before, it’s a must-read.

https://centerforsecuritypolicy.org/covert-cadre-what-i-saw-leading-up-to-the-us-capitol-attack/

He said he saw a “covert cadre” of people scattered through the crowd to encourage people to head to the Capitol; these included “fake Trump protesters” wearing MAGA hats backwards. His is just one of such reports.

BUT HERE’S WHAT IS NEW: the “First Amendment Demonstrations” report reveals that an undisclosed number of plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU) “members,” apparently equipped with bodycams and never referred to as “police” or “officers,” were embedded in the crowd to “document the actions of the demonstrators and MPD’s response to any civil disobedience or criminal activity.” These “members” could be recognized by other security personnel by a particular bracelet on their left wrist.

Waller spoke to THE EPOCH TIMES about this and raised significant concerns, particularly about the warrants that might be needed to conduct surveillance of this kind. The vagueness of the word “members” is also very troubling to him. Who were these people?

“Are they using private contractors?” he asked. “Are they using political volunteers? Are they using paid agents of different types? We don’t know. This is something the public has a right to know and we need to get to the bottom of it. If the DC Police is running electronic surveillance on American citizens without warrants, this could be a very serious breach of our civil liberties.”

Civil liberties...do we still have those? Ask the protesters who still languish in jail, awaiting trial.

Best to read the full EPOCH TIMES story and see documentation for Chief of Police Steven Sund’s request for the National Guard, which, as you know, was denied, even though Trump had approved their deployment. At a hearing for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that three people were involved in turning down repeated requests for the National Guard: “Chuck Schumer in the Senate, Nancy Pelosi in the House, and Mayor Muriel Browser.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-police-report-proves-plainclothes-electronic-surveillance-unit-members-were-embedded-among-jan-6-protesters

Julie Kelly, who reports on January 6 for AMERICAN GREATNESS and whose book JANUARY 6 is now out in paperback, told THE EPOCH TIMES she thinks January 6 was “an inside job”...”something Democrats and some Republicans and federal agencies put together” to “entice” and “entrap” people who went to hear President Donald Trump’s speech. She says the FBI used agents to infiltrate so-called militia groups. She accuses Pelosi and Bowser of deliberately leaving the Capitol grounds unsecured, calling it a “setup” designed to cripple the MAGA movement. Video appears to document efforts to whip up the crowd, even with the use of stun guns and tear gas on well-behaved people, escalating the confrontation.

The EPOCH TIMES story has much more detail on this epic security fail –- if not outright set-up –- and the questions that need to be answered now. Of course, Nancy’s committee won’t touch a bit of it.

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In other January 6 news, even CNN is acknowledging that revelations from the hearings are not likely to lead to indictment for Donald Trump. Actually, though, we don’t think the committee ever meant this to get before a real court, where Trump could defend himself by subpoenaing and cross-examining witnesses and bringing in evidence of his own. He might cut ‘em to shreds.

https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/22/cnn-capitol-riot-daniel-goldman-laura-jarrett/?utm

Michael Goodwin at the NEW YORK POST spares no words for the Democrats and their “show trial.” He thinks the persecution of Trump is actually helping him.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/21/democrats-show-trial-only-helping-strengthen-trump/

Finally, Margot Cleveland has another great commentary on January 6, accusing the committee of ignoring tactics used to affect the outcome of the 2020 election. “By limiting their focus to select and disproven claims of election fraud,” she says, “the Democrat-stacked House committee provides a bait-and-switch prime-time presentation designed to convince the country that Trump lied to his supporters when he declared the election was stolen.”

There are plenty of other ways to jigger with the outcome of an election. We’ve discussed these, but Cleveland lays them all out in her piece. How dare Democrats lecture us about the sacredness of “our democracy,” when to them, “democracy” is just a system to be exploited for desired results?

https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/22/j6-committee-focuses-on-election-fraud-claims-while-ignoring-tactics-used-to-rig-the-2020-election/


The cost of Independence Day went up 17%

Remember last Fourth of July, when the Biden White House crowed that a typical July 4th barbecue would cost a whopping 16 cents less than the previous year? Well, they probably won’t be trumpeting this: according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, that same barbecue’s ingredients will cost $12 more this year than last year, which is a 17% increase in inflation. Firecrackers aren’t the only thing that’s exploding this year.

https://notthebee.com/article/i-hope-you-kept-that-016-you-saved-last-4th-of-july-because-the-cost-of-your-cookout-just-went-up-17-thanks-to-inflation/


Pro-life Democrat holds onto seat against AOC-backed leftist

A month after the Primaries in Texas, AOC-backed leftist “progressive” Jessica Cisneros finally conceded to incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar for the Democratic nomination of his border area House seat.

https://www.westernjournal.com/aoc-backed-congressional-candidate-concedes-defeat-moderate-pro-life-democrat/

Cuellar, a unicorn-rare moderate Democrat who’s pro-life and critical of Biden’s open borders policies, led by 177 votes on election day. Cisneros demanded a recount and ended up losing by 289 votes. Cisneros blamed her loss on “a corrupt political machine, Republican-funded Super PACs, the Koch brothers, private prisons, Big Oil, the Chamber of Commerce, dark money groups, Big Pharma, and nearly the entire Democratic Party establishment in Washington” all working against her. She said that “with this close of a margin, it’s clear that without their aggressive interference in the lives of South Texas families, we would have won.” How gracious!

The director of the “progressive” Working Families Party added, “Democratic leadership trampled over their own stated principles to carry Henry Cuellar to victory.”

I quote that not to show you what sore losers these people are, or what an arrogant sense of entitlement to power that they have, but just to point out that they admitted that backing someone who’s pro-life and doesn’t want open borders amounts to trampling the Democratic Party’s principles. It’s nice to hear their principles stated clearly and honestly for a change.


Poll: New Hampshire Republicans prefer DeSantis over Trump

The first poll of New Hampshire likely Republican voters brought a surprise: their pick for President in 2024 was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by 39%, with Donald Trump second at 37%. That’s still within the margin of error, but it’s the first poll of Republicans that’s shown anyone ahead of or even near Trump (my newsletter poll showed DeSantis winning too).

https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-desantis-new-hampshire-primary

I think it’s likely that some Republicans are starting to feel that DeSantis would bring similar policies and toughness but without the baggage or all the blind hatred that years of negative assaults by the media have built up around Trump.

This question of “To Trump or Not To Trump” is one that GOP voters will have to resolve soon. To help clarify it, Kurt Schlichter has written two must-read columns that lay out the arguments in his typical blunt but hilarious way. Here is “The Case For Trump”…

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/06/20/the-case-for-donald-trump-2024-n2608957

And “The Case Against Trump.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/06/23/the-case-against-donald-trump-2024-n2609146


Another welcome sign in the fight against wokeness

Yet another welcome sign that wokeness may have run its course: the CEO of the streaming service Paramount+ announced that they will not yield to cancel culture and censor or edit old movies and TV shows that have so-called “problematic” content or attitudes.

https://reclaimthenet.org/paramount-says-it-wont-censor-old-content-to-please-modern-audiences/

Speaking a language too-seldom heard these days (common sense), CEO Bob Bakish said, “By definition, you have some things that were made in a different time and reflect different sensibilities. I don’t believe in censoring art that was made historically, that’s probably a mistake. It’s all on-demand – you don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to.”

Wait…you mean if it streams on demand, I get to decide whether I want to watch it or not? So if it offends me, I can just…not watch it?

Why didn’t someone point this out before?!


Not Exactly A State Secret

Politico reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan said Wednesday that she had spoken separately to two unidentified Democrat lawmakers who told her candidly that “nobody gives a bleep about January 6th.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/politico-reporter-democratic-lawmakers-january-6


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  • Gary Stilwell

    06/25/2022 12:03 AM

    I live in Fla. I do not want to lose my Governor--I admit, I am selfish--we(he) knows the issues--let the rest of the country and populations figure this out--yea, trump could run again , and prob win in the trenches(but the "machine" will deny him the win-two yrs later, Desantis has no place to go(end of term) he gets appointed Sec Of State(and he excels at the job) -two yrs later the guy get elected Pres. --you want a dream come true?????----but we in Fla will lose our champion) even tho' he still cowtows to the developers that are decimating this State--our water is under attack we have to fight to just get a drop for our drinking water while the developers use it to water their golf courses--we get no relief--the courts rule in favor of the developers-the Counties rule in favor of the developers,our 150 yr old oaks get cut down to be replaced with "e" buffers(a pile of sand with lifeless palms that die in ten years) yea-progress --all the while claiming they are "limiting " urban sprawl---give me a break!!

  • Jerry

    06/24/2022 02:09 PM

    I wonder how many aborted babies were destined for greatness I wonder what the Creator thinks of the destruction of His creations. Myself I don't know any gang members they destroy themselves and I say to myself what a waste no one seems to care about that, I suppose the people that support crime know the replacement for gangs only takes time for a person to quit school and that rates with death and taxes that this Administration endorses and is realistic and for sure; one can count on it. From what I see on TV pro Abortion Females will not have to worry about Abortion Clear minded Males will stay away from these types of Females although plenty of drug using males will encounter these pro abortion Females. WOW the Creator has put pressure on society and the show is not pretty excuse me why I wipe a tear from my eye. I can hope todays ruling will allow babies to live to be good great and maybe bring more love to what appears to be a dismal society in the works thanks to this administration the Previous Administration was on its way to a Greater America for everyone and a better chance of more Great Americans to be born the Creator allowed Donald to show what is good for all. America we are so much better than what we have today it's been proven.

  • Merry-Sue Adair-Gill

    06/24/2022 01:48 PM

    Thanks for getting this news out there. Have a great weekend.

  • stephen russell

    06/24/2022 11:22 AM

    Urge your site Map ALL Planned Parenthood centers in the nation
    By region,city, etc
    Make public

  • stephen russell

    06/24/2022 10:28 AM

    Roe V Wade Overturned
    Victory
    End the genocide: 1973-2022

  • dave allen

    06/24/2022 10:03 AM

    millions of voters voted for dirty-grandpa-on-life-support because he was "not Trump". most are actually sorry they did. re Kurt on why NOT Trump in 2024, it has little to do with Trump or his abilities, but rather that so many people hate him. and that hatred has nothing to do with Trump. it only has to do with he is "not Hillary". PERIOD. he to defeated their goddess. PERIOD. they hated him LONG before mean tweets....which, hey, were an understandable reaction to the intense opposition he faced. none of this is Trump's "baggage" as Kurt says. it's the media's baggage. but they have proven that they will never get over it. hey,Trump's personality is what kept Russia and China from messing with him and us and Ukraine. still undecided about Trump vs DeSantis. God help us choose well. would be poetic justice for Trump himself to clean house. also very cool for (cooler) DeSantis to do it for him.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    06/24/2022 09:20 AM

    Mike
    Is this the same New Hampshire that was so flawless in 2020?
    And anybody who goes to DC and fights for the things Trump did with the same guts will get the exact same blind hatred...count on it.
    Trump to Infinity!!

  • stephen russell

    06/24/2022 08:06 AM

    Taliban aid 2:
    I say we give them the aid IF they:
    o Return OUR Equipment
    o Free Americans & SIVs since we departed
    Or No deal

  • C. Martin

    06/23/2022 11:17 PM

    "Jan. 6: proof of plainclothes surveillance unit in crowd"

    So what? The American "justice" system is currently a pale imitation of the "justice system" of USSR. Do you really think that there will ever be anything approximating "justice" or even "transparency?"

    Oh, yeah, yeah...right. I'm sure there won't be a "super-really-totally deadly midterm variant" once again necessitating "lockdowns," alongside various "riots," naturally necessitating mass mail-in ballots and various extra-legislative last minute changes to the 2024 election cycle. I'm completely positive that corporate DC Elite interests won't try to "fortify" the election again. I'm completely convinced that the masses won't bow down and whimper out their abject obedience as they are once again reduced to helpless serfs under "emergency powers" and "executive orders." Really. I totally believe. 100+ seats, red wave, red tsunami, Republicans will take over and...

    ...and write "sternly worded letters" in a gridlocked government while making their million-dollar salaries, sniveling out platitudes about "decency" and "lowering the temperature" and "moderation" while compromising our rights, economic viability, and national sovereignty away ala Cornyn.

    Face it, Governor. The "Union" is broken. It's not coming back together. The Left has been empowered to utilize whatever violence, threats, and domestic terrorism they please to achieve their ends, and the "Right" has by and large been neutered by a combination of inculcated timidity and "selective lawfare" waged against anyone who would stand up to The System. There are two choices left - either embrace a national divorce and take whatever stand is needed to ensure that some measure of what American once was exists somewhere, or accept that your grandchildren are going to be gender-fluid collectivistic slaves who own nothing and are happy, bowing under the whips and whims of globalist authoritarian Super-State.

  • Joseph Healy

    06/23/2022 09:50 PM

    Federalist article on DNC voting fraud plan for Nov. (If your staff hasn't already seen it.)
    How can conservatives fight back? We know the DOJ won't do anything.

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/23/yes-biden-is-hiding-his-plan-to-rig-the-2022-midterm-elections/