From reader Martha Barrett: “Thanks for sharing this information; it makes so much sense. We knew President Trump’s hands were tied, but did not understand the kind of knot that was being used.”

From reader Thomas R. Beckwith: “All of this nonsense is destroying the USA we once knew. I don’t know how anything good can come out of this mess. I truly feel saddened for what we will be passing on to the next generation of Americans.”

From reader Kathleen Hammad: What I cannot understand is why the Republicans in the House and Senate don’t demand equal justice for their own side of the political aisle; why is Hillary still free to roam the woods? Why do the Dems get away with so much stuff while it sticks like glue to the side of the patriots? Why isn’t Congress addressing these issues at the core?”

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My commentary on the Democrats’ stunning plan to wage all-out war on the President if he makes a move to fire or pardon anyone involved with the “Russia” investigation has generated many impassioned responses. I share your dismay and disgust, especially in light of yesterday’s breaking news that the publisher of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER has received immunity for testimony concerning Michael Cohen’s payment to that publication to stop the “Karen” story. (“Immunity” for what? We can see where this is going.) Many readers offered suggestions: that Trump should just fire them all anyway and hang the consequences, that the only thing left to do is pray, that we’re headed for civil war.



Yes, as I said, these people deserve to go.  Rosenstein, in particular, has no business whatsoever overseeing the Mueller investigation for the reasons I outlined.  But Trump is smart not to fire them right now.  The Democrats who have spent the past year organizing their response would LOVE THAT.  Certainly his lawyers and some of his Republican friends in Congress are aware of the plot and have advised him.  The firestorm it would create would be unimaginably damaging to our country.

But so is the current situation.  Their strategy has been to legally tie Trump’s hands so tightly that he can’t even function as President.  (The argument that Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh can’t be confirmed with the President “under investigation” is one prime example.)  So, how should he react?  I’m not an attorney, but as long as his lawyers see no huge downside to my suggestions, here they are:

–- DO NOT sit down for an interview with any of these vipers---I mean, investigators.

–- Under present circumstances, DO NOT fire Mueller, Rosenstein or Sessions.

--- DO NOT even talk about pardoning anyone.

–- STOP tweeting about any of this.  Tweet only positive news.  (Many readers will second this!)

--- Move NOW to declassify all materials on FBI “investigations” of himself and Hillary.

Clearly –- I’m echoing reader Kathleen here –- Republicans in Congress and the Senate are going to have to step in forcefully.  THEY have oversight of the FBI.  THEY have the power of impeachment and may need to use that tool.  Perhaps THEY can induce a few resignations.  We’ve got some in the GOP who are letting this travesty go on, and that needs to stop NOW.  Our country is at stake.

So we have a part to play, too.  Whatever political pressure needs to be applied on Republicans to get them to act, we must apply it.  See how mobilized the Democrats are?  They will stop at nothing to run over us –- in court, in the media, in the entertainment culture, and in the entrenched government bureaucracy.  To avoid certain disaster, we must make ABSOLUTELY SURE in November that Congress remains in Republican hands.  And we must DEMAND that House and Senate Republicans step up and stop this nightmare.


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In the meantime, I’ll caution the President again to just continue doing his excellent job and stay above the fray. As eloquent reader Dollie Pruitt said to me: “I agree with you and some Dems are rotten to the core, but I do with Trump would shut up and saw wood.”

 

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  • JON T. PAPPAS

    08/30/2018 08:28 PM

    Gvernor,
    I enjoy readng your thoughts daily, and think youare one of the GOOD ADVISORS" to our President.. But, I think he does not always listen.
    and if I were he in the same circumstance I would probably be more angry than he,
    What Pres. Trump must do, for the next 10 weeks is do not fire anyone, do not speak out as hedoes of Lyuing press, just keep tallkimng polssitevl of the ecoomy, all te great happenings the past 20 months, and what is on the calendar for 2019 !!! All the GOOD things only!

  • Richard Davis

    08/29/2018 09:36 PM

    The president needs to abide by that old saying "if you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything at all about them." Just totally ignore them.

  • James Baar

    08/28/2018 05:17 PM

    Mike:
    It would be so great if President Trump would read your list of do-don't --- they are excellent. So how do we communicate this to President Trump? jim

  • Harry

    08/28/2018 01:50 PM

    Concerning Republicans lackluster effort to investigate Democrats, IRS, FBI and Justice Department wrong doing.
    These people are part of the problem, "The Swamp" if you will. Every member of Congress has a detailed record following them around in the form of their voting record while in office. It should not be difficult to separate the patriots in the Republican party from the RINO's. Why has someone with the means to examine these people in detail not exposed Democrats disguised as Republicans? We could primary these people and replace them with patriots and help the president drain the swamp much faster. If it were not for Judicial Watch and the FOIA, the country would not know of the illegal things done by the FBI and the Justice Department to perpetrate a coup on our president and provide cover for Democrats, and yet our Republican controlled congress does nothing! Judicial Watch is all by itself in fighting and exposing the deep state. These corrupt people need to be indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced. Everyone of them needs to have their taxpayer funded pensions revoked.

  • Joseph Charles Lang

    08/26/2018 12:24 AM

    My prayer Sir, is that God will give us some more time to #MAGA and #KAG2018! @JoeCharlesLang

  • tresa ames

    08/25/2018 10:44 PM

    conventionofstates.com

  • Diane

    08/25/2018 08:17 PM

    We GOP Californians who voted for Trump are in continuous prayer for his leadership and sound guidance through wisdom and common sense. President Trump, please choose your words wisely before acting upon them. We need your leadership now more than ever. God bless you and your family.

  • Kathy Wingate

    08/25/2018 01:09 PM

    Mike, I'll shout out an AMEN to all of your suggestions. Especially the suggestion for POTUS to cut the Tweets, which I have suggested on one of his polls...he seems to be addicted, and unable to delay the gratification it gives him to express his thoughts to the world. I do think this latest round blasting Jeff Sessions should have been a private
    personnel type conversation, rather than a public scathing. I think most of us agree Sessions has done little to help since his appointment, but as AG, and a member of the cabinet, the POTUS should show more respect. I have stated before, it would be suicide for Trump to sit down with Mueller. Knowing the goal is impeachment, there are sure to be traps loaded and ready to spring to catch him in a lie. I don't understand Sessions allowing the Russia investigation going so far afield, as to trapping Manafort and Cohen for financial crimes, not related to Russia on Trump's part. I agree with POTUS here, it is a witch Hunt to try to connect him to any crime possible, no matter if it was decades past.

  • Mackie Braden

    08/25/2018 11:46 AM

    Hooray! This is exactly what I’ve been waiting to see. Thanks, Mike

  • Anita Mae Barker

    08/25/2018 09:24 AM

    Mike......how can we get our thoughts straight to the president and just not to everyone else? He does need to quit the tweeting and tv ranting and go about his business as much as he can.

  • Steve Hahn

    08/25/2018 06:06 AM

    I agree. Don’t tweet. Don’t meet with Mueller. Don’t fire anyone now.

  • Chuck Walter

    08/24/2018 10:51 PM

    Love the way you separate the “wheat from the chaff” on your website. As most Americans I recognize that politicians have wiggled their way into position where the tail is wagging the dog. One question that has always bothered me is, “what are ALL of the perks the politicians enjoy”? In the past I have asked a few sitting representatives and senators this same question. One well known senator got up from the table and left, mad.

    Chuck

  • Patricia A. Gaubatz

    08/24/2018 10:06 PM

    I suspect that the Dems along with all their cohorts know that they really can't do anything to Pres. Trump in the end, however they will keep it all in the forefront of the Nov. election feeding the people the fake news and discourage Republicans from voting. That is all they have to do to win. I would love for someone, anyone to start publishing info on everyone in government to expose all the bad deeds that all have done, past and present from past Presidents and anyone that has worked in government in any way. Make it so public that there would be no one left to talk about. Including all the payoffs of our Senators, etc. using the slush fund from hard working peoples taxes. We need brave leaders to step up and hit the Dems hard enough that they get a little shaken by what might be in their future!! God help us, we are in a very bad situation just because Hillary didn't get elected. Can you imagine what would've happened had she been made President?
    One more thing, I don't think any of the deals with N. Korea, China, Russia will work out while we have so much going on about impeachment. Why should they make a deal when our government looks so unstable. The Dems don't want Trump to make any deals that would make them look bad. They keep up the negative talk, and everyone just sits it out to see who will be in charge next. P.S. is Attorney General Jeff Sessions a plant or do the Dems have something they are holding over him? Just wondering.

  • Patricia A. Gaubatz

    08/24/2018 09:58 PM

    I suspect that the Dems along with all their cohorts know that they really can't do anything to Pres. Trump in the end, however they will keep it all in the forefront of the Nov. election feeding the people the fake news and discourage Republicans from voting. That is all they have to do to win. I would love for someone, anyone to start publishing info on everyone in government to expose all the bad deeds that all have done, past and present from past Presidents and anyone that has worked in government in any way. Make it so public that there would be no one left to talk about. Including all the payoffs of our Senators, etc. using the slush fund from hard working peoples taxes. We need brave leaders to step up and hit the Dems hard enough that they get a little shaken by what might be in their future!! God help us, we are in a very bad situation just because Hillary didn't get elected. Can you imagine what would've happened had she been made President?
    One more thing, I don't think any of the deals with N. Korea, China, Russia will work out while we have so much going on about impeachment. Why should they make a deal when our government looks so unstable. The Dems don't want Trump to make any deals that would make them look bad. They keep up the negative talk, and everyone just sits it out to see who will be in charge next.

  • Rose Merlene Stokes

    08/24/2018 09:35 PM

    Thank you Mike and also your absolutely intelligent and sharp daughter, Sarah! The Lord God has given you both amazing strength to stand against the darts being hurled by Satan and it is obvious that the Lord is working through our wonderful President and giving him toughness in outsmarting those out to destroy him. I just pray for safety for all involved in trying to save our country and it is not the Democrats. We need a spiritual revival now sent by God above. I listen to Rush when I can and it is quite horrible how Demoncrats (on purpose spelling) are trying
    to destroy our U.S.A. God bless you and your family. I would love to talk to you personally about a 6 week long for 2 hours seminar each Wednesday night about 10 years ago that I attended at church. It was lead by converted
    Muslims to Christianity warning that radical Muslims planned to destroy America and every country and push Sharia Law. If you could send me a private e-mail I would send my phone number to give you more detail! Rose Merlene Stokes

  • James Lister

    08/24/2018 09:32 PM

    I agree with you and I do wish that President Trump would start tweeting only positive things. or start tweeting only what trusted advisers tell him to tweet, or stop tweeting altogether. I voted for him and will vote for him again if he runs in 2020. Will continue to pray for the Lord's guidance for him.

  • Fred Krapsicher

    08/24/2018 09:08 PM

    I agree with you, Mike. He should just tweet the good stuff and leave his enemies in the dark, so they would not know what to do.

  • Diana gilland

    08/24/2018 08:42 PM

    It’s time all these criminal TREASONISTS are shipped off to GITMO!! Some of the news reporters deserve to be there!! Satan tells them what to say, they are all satanic!! Satan and the illunminati and the deep state and OBZO and killery are running the show to take down Trump the most honorable, honest man besides JFKto sit in the WH!! obozo should be hung for treason and also killery and bill!! Most of the demonRATShave shown their true colors and it is yellow!!

  • Kevin O'Brien

    08/24/2018 08:01 PM

    Governor,
    I did not spend almost 16 years in the service of my country to watch democrats take everything away we protected. I have friends who went into combat, and did not come back. Democrats are responsible for common core in high school, I'd really like to find out who the brainchild was that sold this google chrome book nightmare into all schools, and how much did google pay them to get it done? Democrats by them, there can rally and make noise and accuse everyone of the same crimes that are committed by them, no indictments. Republicans don't rally because most of them are working. The democrats arent, this is an exaggeration, but we pay for a lot of them to stay home. I wrote a book called "The Rogue Effect". I have one whole chapter devoted to Saul alinski and his thought lrocess, everyone needs to read up on him. Hillary had him help with her master's thesis. Interesting that Wellesley college won't release it. Republicans must rally or we will find us on a civil war. LT K J O'Brien
    USN, medically retired

  • Diana Mason

    08/24/2018 06:58 PM

    I believe all the admonitions you have suggested Our President follow are appropriate, if only he would use a little common sense and follow them. I believe we must continue to pray for him, our VP and their families on a daily basis. We should pray that God gives our President common sense, right judgment and the wisdom of Solomon. I have never liked his "knee-jerk" reactions in "tweeting" about everything under the sun. He needs to do as Hillary Clinton said: "go high, when they go low". If he would only act more Presidential in the way he relates to people through both his words and mannerisms, he might even have some of the Dems following him. I am grateful for the progress he has made for our country, but feel he could do so much more in getting the house and senate to work together if he would change in the above mentioned ways.

  • David W Dexter

    08/24/2018 06:54 PM

    I think that ur Absolutely right on this, the Democrats are the ones who are hiding something and the Rinos are afraid of them.

  • Robert E Center

    08/24/2018 06:46 PM

    Dear Mike, as a Vietnam Veteran am afraid that very few of the Republican members of Congress have the guts to stand up for the President. The MSM will flog them all over newspapers and air waves, and I don’t believe these people are willing to engage the Left as they should. I believe that their attitude is, “I’ll save myself for another day” ! They don’t care if the country goes to Hell in front of them, just as long as they keep their job and title. I know that you were a politician, but I do not place you even close to them, because of your faith in JESUS. The sad part is they will not show even a small amount of courage they expect each day from our Military. How Deceitful !

    I have been praying that Our Lord will step in and bring Revival to our SICK country. I am also praying that the lies and deception of the progressive/left will be completely exposed. Mike, Thank You for PRAYING. GOD Bless You. Bob Center

  • Kathleen Dobyns

    08/24/2018 06:45 PM

    Some people have made most excellent comments, including you. I have one thought. How about if every Republican in Congress had a Democratic partner (so to speak) and they were accountability partners, holding the fire to each other’s feet concerning making strides toward peace in our country? This stonewalling would have to end. Things would have to move forward. This stalling in our country is so pathetic. Something has got to give our we will have Civil War II, and that would break so many hearts in this country.

  • Mary Diecidue

    08/24/2018 05:53 PM

    You are right.....why are the democrats getting away with everything and President Trump is being persecuted for everything he does....I don't get it........this is getting very discouraging.l...l.. I would like the democratic party to be demolished........Please pray for President Trump and his administration and his family.l.......for our country!!!!!!!

  • Barbara C Blaine

    08/24/2018 05:22 PM

    Thank God you're here to explain all of this to us. Harder and harder to keep up with. So many different opinions from so many different places. I agree with everything you say and agree that the mid-terms are of utmost importance! We'd all better keep praying and praying and praying! Certainly our only hope is that God will grant us a reprieve that we don't deserve.