|December 16, 2020|
Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:
- Attention, Georgia Republicans
- Russiagate probe expanding
- Interesting analogy
- New Podcast: AG Leslie Rutledge
- Cuomo Follow-up
- Presidential pardon talk
Attention, Georgia Republicans
By Mike Huckabee
Attention, any Georgia Republicans thinking of sitting out the Senate runoff races to reelect David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler: you should know that their Democrat opponents have the outspoken support of socialist “Squad” members Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
Both took part in an online “Vote-a-Thon” to rally Muslim support for the Democrats, with Tlaib declaring, “I hope that you realize just the opportunity here that Allah has given us to show the power of Muslims in Georgia.” The event was sponsored by the Georgia chapter of CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) and also included Linda Sarsour.
If Sarsour’s name sounds familiar, you might remember her being ousted from a leadership role in the Women’s March for her anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-American comments and for fundraising for a terrorist who killed a Jewish American in Israel.
Muslim Americans certainly have the right to vote and be active in politics, but I think Prof. Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit summed up this event well by writing, “Having these three come down to defend (Democrat Senate candidate Raphael) Warnock against charges of anti-Semitism is as if Lester Maddox had brought in George Lincoln Rockwell to defend him against charges of racism.”
Russiagate probe expanding
By Mike Huckabee
It was reported yesterday that now-special counsel John Durham is expanding his Russiagate probe and “making excellent progress.”
But blogger Jeff Dunetz makes the depressing point that it might be just more talk that all leads to nothing. Durham has dragged this out so long that many voters didn’t even know about the Democrat hoax to overturn the 2016 election until after the 2020 election (which Democrats now claim that it’s insurrection to challenge.) Meanwhile, anyone paying attention (or reading this newsletter) has long known who did what and who ought to be in prison for it.
Dunetz compares these regular rumors that “indictments are coming” to Lucy continually yanking the football away from Charlie Brown. He also notes that if Biden gets in, all Durham will be able to do is submit a confidential report to a Biden-appointed Attorney General, who for all we know will be someone personally involved in Russiagate. I would not bet against that AG dropping it right into the nearest shredder. All the work Durham did, and all the years he put into it, would come to nothing. Pardon me if I’m beginning to suspect that that was the whole point of putting so many years into it.
Interesting analogy by Fred Weinberg at Western Journal: Is the SCOTUS’ rejection of Texas’ lawsuit over the election the “Roe v. Wade of the 21st Century”?
Certainly, Roe had more horrific consequences (60 million babies murdered in the womb since 1971), but insuring a Biden Administration with radical pro-abortion policies and renewed funding of Planned Parenthood, funding abortion worldwide and repealing the Hyde Amendment could be equally devastating in the long run.
It’s certainly arguable whether the two are comparable, but one thing the comparison does prove is that the Supreme Court is capable of angering, frustrating, outraging and disenfranchising just as many people by refusing to rule as it can by making rulings that it has no business making.
New Podcast: AG Leslie Rutledge
This week on "The People's Podcast," Governor Huckabee spoke with fellow Arkansan Leslie Rutledge, who explained why she became one of the 17 Attorneys General to join Texas' lawsuit challenging the results of November's election. The Governor also shares the good news on the covid-19 vaccine front and breaks down a new collusion scandal involving a prominent House Democrat and the Chinese Communist Party. But first, he'll share a history lesson on the election of 1876, and why it's worth remembering in 2020.
By Mike Huckabee
Follow-up: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo denied sexual harassment allegations made against him by a female ex-staffer. He said, “I totally respect a woman’s right, fought for a woman’s right to express any concern, any issue that she has in the workplace. I support that. But the tweets were simply not true.”
So we have a he said/she said situation. I’ve always said I support the accuser’s right to make the charge and the accused’s right to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, so I won’t take sides yet. It’s just too bad that Cuomo probably doesn’t care what Mike Huckabee thinks because according to the people on his side, like Sen. Mazie Hirono, whether he’s guilty or not, he should shut up and let the accusation stand.
Presidential Pardon talk
By Mike Huckabee
If President Trump does have to leave office, there’s a lot of talk about who he will pardon before he goes. Two names that keep being mentioned are Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Assange is the founder of Wikileaks and Snowden was the CIA subcontractor who leaked classified information about the NSA’s global surveillance program. Both were charged with espionage. Snowden is currently a permanent resident of Russia, and Assange is in prison in England, reportedly in grave health.
Views of both men’s actions have gone through an evolution over time. They were accused of leaking information that put Americans in danger and that prevented 54 terrorist attacks. But those claims came from the same intelligence figures (CIA Director James “Liar” Clapper, Robert Mueller, etc.) whom we later learned were allegedly part of a coup attempt against President Trump and who themselves had no qualms about lies and illegal actions to frame Americans whose political views they found unacceptable.
Now, conservatives who once thought of Snowden and Assange as traitors are starting to see them more as persecuted whistleblowers. Particularly after we learned that Snowden was right, the intelligence agencies were spying on all Americans and lying about preventing terrorist attacks, and a court ruled that the surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal and likely unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Democrats seem to hate Assange less for exposing classified information than for costing Hillary Clinton the 2016 election by releasing DNC emails that showed what the party was actually doing and saying.
Their names may be coming back into the news more in coming days, so John Stossel, who like many of us was confused about what the truth was, talked to Snowden directly. He concluded that pardons for both are warranted. Read it and see if you agree.
And before any Democrats or liberal media members scream in outrage over Trump possibly pardoning them, let them recall that President Obama commuted the sentence of Bradley (now known as Chelsea) Manning, who was also convicted under the Espionage Act for leaking sensitive military information that put American troops in danger in the Middle East, and which was leaked to…Julian Assange of Wikileaks.
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