Today's Newsletter August 28 Edition

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Today's Commentary --- Flirting with the Democrats -- Just for fun, 12 questions for Bruce Ohr -- UPDATE on Stefan Halper: the mysterious origins of the FBI' "Russia" probe -- Mr. Reich's Fantasyland -- Cleaning up loose ends -- Pope Francis under fire -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

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Just a reminder for anyone flirting with the idea of returning Democrats to power in the House: they have already made known over 100 items they plan to launch “investigations” into, to destroy everything and everyone involved in the Trump Administration, bring down the President and overturn everything he’s done to try to enforce immigration laws, destroy ISIS, improve trade deals and create the best stock market and the lowest unemployment rates in history.

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Just for fun, 12 questions for Bruce Ohr

By Mike Huckabee

On Tuesday, Bruce Ohr is scheduled to appear behind closed doors to testify before the House Judiciary Committee as well as the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee. Darrell Issa and the other committee members have no doubt been working day and night to comb through masses of testimony from others and the email communications between Ohr and British ex-spy Christopher Steele and have lots of questions to ask, but I have a few more that I hope they’ll ask, just for fun:

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UPDATE on Stefan Halper: the mysterious origins of the FBI' "Russia" probe

By Mike Huckabee

A while back, I wrote about a whistleblower at the Defense Department, Adam Lovinger, who questioned the activities of someone named Stefan Halper (name ring a bell?), a Cambridge professor emeritus who was later implicated in the suspicious lead-up to the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation of then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post and New York Times did stories on Halper’s role in setting that up but kept his name secret at the time.

In breaking news, thanks to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, investigative reporter Sara A. Carter has expanded on what she previously reported about Halper, now saying that he “was involved in every aspect of the FBI’s investigation.” That includes a role in the initial application for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page, when in July of 2016 he approached Page at one of his intelligence seminars at Cambridge and befriended him, pumping him for information about the Trump campaign and Russia. Halper has direct ties to Russian intelligence and appears to have been inserted into the Trump campaign.

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Mr. Reich's Fantasyland

By Mike Huckabee

Clinton economic guru Robert Reich has always seemed like an intelligent fellow, even if his ideas tend to work a lot better in theory than in reality.  But his latest is straight out of “wishing will make it so” Fantasyland. 

Reich seems to believe there will be “overwhelming evidence (Trump) rigged the 2016 election,” and impeachment isn’t enough to remedy that: we must “annul” his presidency, reversing all his appointments and executive orders and erasing every trace of it from history. 

Mark Steyn had a great take on this, comparing it to the season of “Dallas” where Pam opened the shower door and found her husband Bobby alive again, so that the whole previous season following his death was “just a dream.”  In fact, “It was all a dream” has been the laziest cliché of drama for centuries.  My first thought was that Reich's comments reminded me of Stalin having people who displeased him erased from official photos, or Winston Smith’s job in “1984,” removing things from historical records that displeased Big Brother. 

My advice to Mr. Reich: you’re having a fever dream.  Go get some rest and sleep it off.  Try setting your alarm clock for 2024.  By then, Trump will be leaving office and America will be so great again, everyone will be tired of winning.  Maybe then they’ll elect a Democrat to reverse all that. 

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Cleaning up loose ends

By Mike Huckabee

Cleaning up some loose ends: On Friday, Republican Troy Balderson was finally declared the winner of the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District over Democrat Danny O’Connor.  The election was held on August 7, but the race was so close that all the absentee and provisional ballots had to be counted.  In the end, Balderson won by 1,680 votes, which is 520 votes more than the threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. 

The race is being touted as a sign of Democratic strength, since it was a safe GOP district that Trump won in 2016 by 11 points.  But other analysts warn against reading too much into a one-shot special election.  Balderson and O’Connor will face each other again in November for a full term, and that’s when we’ll find out whether there really will be a “blue wave” or, as in 2016, just a bunch of red-faced pollsters.

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Pope Francis under fire

By Mike Huckabee

A major world leader is facing calls for him to resign, and no, this isn’t yet another story about some ridiculous trumped-up Trump accusation.  The leader under fire is Pope Francis.  Former papal nuncio Archbishop Carla Maria Vigano wrote a scathing, 11-page letter, calling on the Pope to step down over accusations that he knew Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick had been placed under sanction by Pope Benedict XVI for decades of homosexual relations with adult seminariarians and sexual abuse of an altar boy but reinstated him anyway.

In the letter, the Archbishop lays out his case, then calls on Pope Francis to live up to his promise of full transparency in dealing with the church’s sexual abuse scandals by being “the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

The current archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, replied to CBS that “the McCarrick affair has been concluded,” but with recent sexual abuse stories in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and now this stunning challenge to the Pope, it’s obvious this story is far from concluded.

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Evening Edition - August 27

By Mike Huckabee

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

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Daily Verse

"Commit thy works unto the Lord, 
and thy thoughts shall be established."

- Proverbs 16:3

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  • Dale Ferguson

    08/28/2018 11:43 PM

    Currently, sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is getting a lot of attention. Thanks for adding your comments. Yes, this issue is far from over, in fact, it's all over the world: at least 13 countries are discussing it.

    In Luke 12:2-3, Jesus said, "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops." (New American Bible ©1970)

    When Jesus said that, nothing could be sent faster than the speed of a horse. Today, we have instant global communications in full color. Secrets are hard to hide.

    Pope Francis should be congratulated and encouraged in his attempts to publicly deal with this problem. Replacing him now would take a lot of time and his successor would have to start anew.

    So far, I have seen no solutions offered. So let's try this one: the rule that priests must be celibate may be a primary cause. Scrap it.

    Rather than compose a string of Biblical quotes and references, I invite my readers to study 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9. It should be obvious that church leaders must be married men of good reputation, who are in the process of raising a family. This is a prerequisite for taking care of the church of God.

    A common argument for celibacy is, "It's been the rule for over 1,700 years."

    Error, no matter how long perpetuated, never becomes truth.

    Think about it.

    Dale Ferguson
    Polson, MT
    [email protected]

  • Lance E Brown

    08/28/2018 11:24 AM

    Changing the Topic Again Mike:
    I am seriously concerned over the mutation of the "calution" investigation. It has taken an ugly turn! These people are destroying lives in an attempt to, as far as I can see, throw a successful tantrum! We now see anyone supporting Trump facing destructive and expensive court battles. The, (lacking a better term), opponents have launched three failed attempts to oust Trump. Now they are whittling away at his support. What I can't get my head around is WHY? The nation is doing fine under Trumps umbrella. WHOMEVER takes the oval office next will be able to just sit on their thumbs doing nothing and look GOOD. Heck, I might run?!?! Lets face it, the swamp rats, (monsters), are being outed. the economy is on a positive curve. The border is, at long last, being addressed. Jobs returning after "the new normal" economy was ended. I guess I answered my own question. If they just ride the wave then GOP's might hold the helm. so to get that cush job they need to stink up the joint. at any rate the only way to fight them is to sink to their level. I am glad that Trump has found ways to avoid that but how long can he keep finding new ways to PIMP SLAP EM? And if the GOP decides to lower themselves what sort of circus will that be? Both parties litigating and counter litigating then counter to the counter etc. etc. etc. And NO GOVERNING GETTING DONE!

    Mike, this is concerning! let us hope Trump stays sharp and keeps his chin up. This reads like a greek tragedy. Let us hope that we do not end the story on the senate steps. "Et Tu Brute".