Morning Edition - May 15

May 15, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

May 15, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

 

MORE INSIGHT INTO JUDGE SULLIVAN, AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN

Yesterday, I posted a letter from a reader theorizing that the judge in the Michael Flynn case, D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, might be behaving so strangely in his courtroom because he’s under intense pressure from powerful people, especially now that Obama seems to be implicated. You can read his letter and my answer here.

Also yesterday, Margot Cleveland wrote about Judge Sullivan, in an outstanding piece called “Michael Flynn judge is destroying a man’s reputation: his own.” Cleveland has written some magnificent analyses of “Spygate” and the Flynn case, and this one is no exception.

She first briefly outlines what was done to Flynn to trap him and coerce his guilty plea, which all my readers surely know. Let’s cut to the chase: the point at which U.S. attorney Jeff Jensen has completed his independent examination of the case and the DOJ files a motion to dismiss, with prejudice, the case against Flynn. (“With prejudice” means the case cannot be taken up again.) The motion highlights the various problems with the case, which we’ve also gone through. Indeed, there was no legitimate reason for the FBI even to interview Flynn in the first place, as they already knew what he and Kislyak had talked about and he had already been investigated and cleared.

Read more and comment here>>>

CHINA THREATS

The communist government of China is reportedly furious over laws and litigation aimed at making them pay for spreading the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus around the world, and is planning to try to interfere in the upcoming US elections in retaliation. The Global Times, a Chinese state media mouthpiece, railed, “Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the ‘holding China accountable’ political farce will face severe consequences.” (Are we sure that’s the Global Times and not CNN?)

They are particularly threatening political leaders who support legislation allowing trade retaliation or lawsuits against China, like Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. He called the threat a “badge of honor.” Likewise, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw responded to China’s threats, “So apparently I’m on the Chinese government’s radar now. Good. Bring it.”

I eagerly await all the Democrats, media outlets and liberal celebrities who’ve spent the past few years ranting against foreign interference in our elections joining together in solidarity with the Republicans to denounce China’s threat to our democracy. Unless, of course, they’re owned by China.

JOHN BRENNAN SPEAKS

I’ve reminded you several times this week that if you want to know what the Democrats are doing, look at what they accuse the Republicans of doing. Well, former Obama CIA Director John Brennan just gave an Olympic-level demonstration of that.

Speaking on MSNBC (naturally), Brennan called it an “abominable abuse of authority” to unmask the names of the Obama officials who unmasked Mike Flynn’s name. He also described the decision to drop the prosecution of Flynn, which has been revealed as the product of blatant political corruption and prosecutorial misconduct, as “blatant political corruption at the highest levels of U.S. government.” It isn't often that I enjoy the opportunity to respond to a high-level political figure by quoting Pee Wee Herman, but here goes:

"I know you are, but what am I?"

THE AMNESIA EPIDEMIC

The coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic sweeping the country. Washington seems to be in the grip of an amnesia epidemic.

While the media are desperately trying to spin the unmasking of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as “routine” (“Thousands of people get unmasked, nothing to see here!”), former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper took a different approach. When asked on CNN why he requested the unmasking of Flynn, he claimed he simply doesn’t remember…

I couldn’t help thinking of Steve Martin’s old bit about how you can avoid paying taxes by just telling the IRS two simple words: “I forgot!” I half expect Clapper’s next public statement to be, “Excuuuuuuuse meeeeee!!!”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden says he doesn’t remember Tara Reade, the staffer who accused him of sexual assault. But as for those people who say they believe her but will vote for Biden anyway, he said they “probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade.” Why do I get the feeling that’s the result of forgetting what his campaign advisors told him to say?

"CORONAVIRUS CHARGE"

With businesses reopening around the country, some customers are angry to see an extra dollar or two being added to the bill as a “coronavirus charge.”

Business owners say they’re getting negative reviews on Yelp, but they can’t help it: they have to charge more to offset the costs of reduced capacity, meat shortages, PPE equipment and other expenses. They say the virus surcharge is more transparent than just raising prices, plus it will allow them to adjust the charge as the emergency recedes.

I know that nobody wants to pay extra, but please bear in mind that your local businesses have been closed for a long time and they are struggling to stay afloat. Please don’t badmouth them on Yelp for things they can’t help. Just be grateful that they are finally back. And if you want to blame someone for that “coronavirus charge,” then think of it as the “government coronavirus response charge.”

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13 (KJV)

 



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  • Jan Mills

    05/15/2020 05:00 PM

    Absolutely love Mike Huckabee... always an honest assessment of what is going on...

  • Allen Cheek

    05/15/2020 03:02 PM

    All blessings & prayers Mike.
    You’re a wonderful Christian man . Stay strong & encouraged !!
    God bless !!

  • Lee B.

    05/15/2020 02:54 PM

    Meat shortages reported in recent news are concerning. Small producers are disappearing and as of 2014, four companies produced 85% of all the beef in the United States. They are:
    1 - Tyson Foods, a “global organization” working cooperatively with China
    2 - JBS, a Brazilian owned company reported to be the world’s largest meat processing company and which brings in workers from Brazil (Americans won’t do the work?)
    3 – Cargill, an international company dealing in agricultural products as well as meat products, importing more meat product from Argentina than any other company (why not buy from US producers?)
    4 - Smithfield Foods, owned wholly by China which ships partially processed hog carcusses to China for the remainder of processing and labeling before shipping back to the US market

    Christopher Leonard’s book “The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of American’s Food Business” reveals a lot about the meat processing industry and its “power to depress what they pay (American) ranchers & farmers while at the same time keeping prices higher...for consumers.” It’s worth taking a look at this link for more information: https://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/how-four-companies-control-the-supply-and-price-of-beef--pork-and-chicken-in-the-u-s-eat-prices-224406080.html

  • Laurie Flickinger

    05/15/2020 12:55 PM

    It’s obvious the Dems don’t mind foreign interference in elections. Remember Obama interfered in Israel elections. He didn’t object to Putin interfering in US election until Hillary lost. If China interferes, it will be okay as long as China is against Trump.

  • Jay H Mohler

    05/15/2020 11:52 AM

    You're right on Mike, as usual, keep up th good work. The tighter the pinch the louder they squeal!!

  • stephen russell

    05/15/2020 11:34 AM

    DC Response to Wuhan Virus:
    Since day 1 its been:
    Slow walked
    No action
    Wrong action
    like Dems in DC pre knew about virus ahead of time or had plans in place.
    Notice Pelosi actions with Song since virus hit
    Is this correct.
    Im angry that Pres didn't get 2nd opinion on virus & NOT from Fauci or Birx.
    & not given flexible guide for setting up lockdowns.
    Fauci shows NO motivation about cure, just vague comments on virus & cures.
    Read he has ties to WHO & Bill Gates.
    (fake news)??
    & yet No 1 in Task Force dont have masks around necks or wearing during sessions on stage.
    Fair or not