Morning Edition - June 10

June 10, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

June 10, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

AG BARR INTERVIEW REVEALS DEEP FBI CONCERNS

In a wide-ranging interview with FOX NEWS’ Bret Baier, Attorney General Bill Barr offered an update on the criminal investigation into allegations of FISA fraud and other abuses of power on the part of the FBI. I joined Judge Jeanine Pirro on Sean Hannity’s TV show Tuesday night to discuss it, as well as the escalating anti-police rhetoric that dominated Tuesday’s news.

The portion of Barr’s interview dealing with the Durham investigation is in this segment.

Incidentally, the Barr interview comes on the heels of a huge uptick in Senate inquiries on the subject of FBI misconduct, by both the Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees, as I reported in this previous commentary, in case you didn’t see it. Sen. Lindsay Graham and Sen. Ron Johnson, who chair these two committees, will finally be using subpoena power; Johnson has a long list of documents to examine and witnesses he intends to call. As I reported, Graham has been hitting some resistance from the FBI to his request to interview “Case Agent 1,” identified as Stephen Somma. Somma played a pivotal role in the set-up to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

Anyway, in his interview with Baier, AG Barr made it clear –- in his calm, understated manner –- that he sees the investigation into the Trump campaign as “very aggressive” considering the “very thin, slender reed” that was the basis for undertaking it.

"It seemed that the Bureau was sort of spring-loaded at the end of July to drive in there and investigate a campaign,” he said, “and there really wasn’t much there to do that on. And that became more and more evident as they went by but they seem to have ignored all the exculpatory evidence that was building up and continue pell-mell to push it forward.”

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EXTREMISTS ON BOTH SIDES RUIN EVERYTHING

Proving that intolerant extremists on both sides ruin everything, the CEO of Maven Media, publishers of Sports Illustrated and Maxim, has caved to demands from young staffers (shades of the New York Times!) and will ask the board to revoke Maven's contract to host the website of the pro-police organization, Blue Lives Matter. The staffers called the website “embarrassing,” “horrible” and “a disgrace,” pointing to comments that were racist and called for using drones to shoot looters. (Note: note the site's content, but its COMMENTS section.)

Meanwhile, if you go to www.bluelivesmatter.blue, you’ll find it’s been taken down voluntarily, because of the comments and the anger over them. The site was set up to honor police officers who gave their lives in defense of the public, and to support their families. But they say that in the recent past, they’ve been flooded with angry, racist comments that have nothing to do with their vision. So they have to step back to regroup and try to find a way to combat that.

So once again, we have extremists ruining everything. Legitimate protests are tarnished by extremist rioters and looters. Legitimate pro-police organizations are tarnished by extremist commenters. Real issues and sincere attempts to deal with them get drowned in a torrent of anger, finger-pointing and judgmentalism, sparked by outside forces that are exploiting the controversy.

I wonder if those young staffers at Maven Media think it’s fair to judge their cause by the troublemakers who only showed up to set fires? If not, then why are they judging Blue Lives Matter by the same criteria?

DEADLIEST DAY IN CHICAGO IN 60 YEARS

While Americans around the nation, including in Chicago, were protesting the death of George Floyd and demanding the recognition of Black Lives Matter, it has been barely remarked upon for a week that Sunday, May 31st, was the most violent day in Chicago in 60 years. In that 24-hour period, 18 people were killed, including a high school student, college students with big dreams for the future, a hardworking father of two shot from a car driving by, and a father of three who was on his way to pay his phone bill when he was fatally shot.

From Friday evening through Sunday at 11 p.m., 25 people were killed and 85 wounded by gunfire. Most of the victims were black. This article tells more about them, and the heartbreaking loss of their lives for no reason whatsoever. They weren’t victims of cops but of an entrenched system that’s allowed poverty and violence to fester for decades as the violent death toll continues to mount. Don’t their lives matter, too? If there must be systemic change so their loss won’t be in vain, then stop the blame-shifting and political games, and change the system that actually led to their deaths.

LEAST SURPRISING NEWS OF THE DAY (ASIDE FROM ROMNEY NOT VOTING FOR TRUMP):

The uber-liberal president of the Los Angeles City Council who is pushing the measure to slash $150 million from the police budget has had two LAPD officers ordered to stand watch at her private home since April, providing her with personal security.

Hey, I think I know the first thing we can cut from the police budget!

GANDHI NOT WOKE ENOUGH

If the vandalizing of the Lincoln Memorial and the memorial to the all-black Civil War regiment didn’t provide enough proof that the violent vandal faction of the protesters doesn’t know or care anything about the cause they’re allegedly protesting for, this should settle it once and for all. While rampaging around Washington, DC, they also vandalized a statue of Mahatma Gandhi: history’s most famous “person of color who fought white colonialism through non-violent resistance.”

As Bryan Preston of PJ Media asks, if Gandhi isn’t “woke” enough for them, who is? The obvious answer: “Nobody, so shut up!”

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)

 



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  • H Holt Nielsen

    06/15/2020 10:19 PM

    I am a strong Latter Day Saint (Mormon). However, I am not a fan of Mitt Romney and totally support your statement concerning his non support of Trump. Hopefully you will not hold Romneyism against the Mormon Church. Thanks for your great ideas and influence in this country.

  • George Murrey

    06/10/2020 02:43 PM

    How far do those soros backed vandals need to go to see where the problem is? People do need to be "woke" that the enemy are a group of thugs who have no regard for statues that have been there for years, undisturbed. Even Jefferson's, one of the founding fathers and president, statues throughout this great land of ours didn't cause trouble until the extreme left snowflakes decided they had enough and cried like a junior high school has lost another boy friend. I feel sorry for all those artists who put their talents use, including Gandhi's, to see it destroyed by hate.

  • Jim Hargan

    06/10/2020 12:31 PM

    Doing great work on TBN and FOX NETWORKS...
    God bless...
    Jim H.

  • Floyd Unger

    06/10/2020 12:23 PM

    Sheesh

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    06/10/2020 11:43 AM

    One wrong does not make a right. What I see is evil and sad. They took innocent lives and stole or destroyed others property or live hood. Wrong. All I know to do is pray. Montgomery ministers met, but nothing will help until hearts are changed.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    06/10/2020 11:37 AM

    For a refreshing bit of news, read how the good citizens of beautiful Coeur, d' Alene, Idaho greeted antifa when they arrived in Mercedes sprinter vans (George Soros $) with crow bars. The citizens politely asked the bad guys to leave, demonstrating their 2nd Ammendment rights, appearing as a well armed militia. The bad guys left without incident. The whole story can be seen here; https://itsmac.com/2020/06/02/coeur-dalene-idaho-stands-up-antifa-stands-down/ That's how it's done America!

  • Jerry Korba

    06/10/2020 11:11 AM

    I don't need any advice about the killing of George Floyd to me it looked like premeditated murder and everything about it made me sick. It is with concern that Police Forces are not updating the use of force in this case shows a rouge policeman crossing the line I am outraged this happened to George or could happen to anyone. Police are Great although the focus is on this murder the police save and prevent so much crime it is plainly understated. Some reform is needed, I have not heard a cry for reform of criminals action, George does not fit this, the violent criminals don't need child like policing police only escalate force when criminals advance their violent behavior so why not reform criminals tendencies when ordered to comply. When the criminal doesn't comply the police may have to use the next level of force so the criminal is asking for more force to be applied why? Sane people do not, not want to be abused and in most cases they won't if the criminal can reform itself to comply. Most criminals will get a court date and get justice. Unless you are in a get out of jail free card city, justice will not be served they get to walk away, everyone wants justice with the exception of some. Some just want criminal activity. We know who!

  • William J Douglas

    06/10/2020 10:16 AM

    Gandhi wasn't violent enough to be woke.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/10/2020 10:15 AM

    Statue removal: aside ruining Gandhi , those in London sought to remove said memorial to man who ended slavery in UK.
    ????