Today's Newsletter March 17 Edition

March 17, 2020 |

Today's Edition

 

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Yesterday I noted that the world is still turning while we’re focused on the coronavirus and that important news is breaking now on the ‘deep state,’ particularly in the government’s case against Michael Flynn. I praised President Trump for saying he was “strongly considering” a full pardon for Flynn. When the President tweeted that, he likely had in mind the evidence that investigative reporter John Solomon has just made public.

As you know, Flynn was pressured into pleading guilty to lying to investigators when even his questioners had reported they hadn’t seen any sign of intentional deception. For months, Flynn’s defense attorney Sidney Powell has filed brief after brief, trying to get presiding Judge Emmet Sullivan to accept the withdrawal of his plea. I can’t imagine, with all the evidence he has now, that any judge would refuse to do that, but as you’ll see below, this one might.

The documents described by Solomon, specifically notes from testimony of DOJ officials before the special counsel that were included in a letter to Flynn’s lawyers in 2018, show that there was internal concern about how the investigation of Flynn was being conducted. Suspicions that it was all a set-up –- apparently led by then-FBI Director James Comey –- are looking more and more on the mark.

This correspondence confirms Solomon’s earlier reports –- labeled “opinion” by his editors, though he has presented well-sourced information and is repeatedly proven right –- that Mueller’s team accepted Flynn’s plea of guilty to lying about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak even though his interrogators had told the DOJ they didn’t think he was lying and simply had a faulty memory. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told the Mueller team that the FBI had briefed her on this and said the agents had characterized Flynn as “very accommodating.” (I would add that the man no doubt welcomed them into his office and never called a lawyer because he had no idea he was being set up.) She told them she was briefed that Flynn denied having a conversation about sanctions but that when nudged at one point, he’d said something like, ‘Oh, thanks for reminding me.”

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

By Mike Huckabee

Today is a day when people normally throw caution to the wind, get drunk and make bad decisions that will haunt them for years to come. No, I don’t mean St. Patrick’s Day. I’m talking about the Democratic primaries.

(But Happy St. Patrick's Day, or as happy as you can make it under the circumstances!)

Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Arizona are voting today, but the coronavirus shutdowns and shut-ins are throwing the polls into chaos. Three states are going ahead with the vote as planned, but at least in Illinois, there are reports of poll workers refusing to come in for fear of mingling with crowds of strangers. As hard as it might be for my readers to believe that crowds would stand in line to vote for Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, crazy things like that actually happen in Illinois.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/primaries-go-forward-in-big-states-despite-coronavirus-as-biden-looks-to-shut-out-sander

Meanwhile in Ohio, at this writing (early Tuesday morning), it’s still not clear if there will be a primary. Gov. Mike DeWine requested a delay until June 2nd, but a county judge denied it. So state Health Director Amy Acton ordered the polls closed as a health emergency. Who will prevail? A lot of Democrats are backing the judge, but do we really want judges to be able to overrule health officials in health emergencies? Aren’t judges too busy running our national border security policies to run our health emergencies, too?

Most pundits expected these four primaries to deliver a death blow to Bernie Sanders, but with the uncertainty about turnout, who knows what will happen? The early voting, from the time before Bernie revealed his membership in the Fidel Castro Fan Club, could have a disproportionate effect and help keep Bernie afloat for another round of primaries. On the other hand, I like to think that there are still a lot of Democrats who, like me, would be willing to risk death to keep Bernie Sanders from being President of the United States. We’ll know by tomorrow…or whenever the votes are counted…or in the case of Ohio, whenever the votes are cast. Stay tuned!

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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

The requirement to more thoroughly screen people returning to the US from overseas is creating some backups in airport customs lines. This led some TDS-afflicted liberals online to claim that those people were being forced into close quarters together where they might share germs and get sick and die, and it's all Trump's fault, and he should be imprisoned for mass murder! On the other hand, if he didn't impose extra screening, they'd said he was letting unscreened people into the US from abroad to spread germs and make people get sick and die, so he should be imprisoned for mass murder! All their arguments end up with blaming Trump for whatever's wrong and putting him in prison. I expect to hear the same rants if they get stuck in long lines at the supermarket trying to hoard toilet paper. This is why, if you are stuck at home for a while, you should not try to kill time by reading social media. Except for my posts, of course.

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Remember the factory worker who was cursed out by Joe Biden for daring to question his gun-grabbing policies? Well, the NRA gave him a platform for responding. Knowing my readers, I think you’ll enjoy it. (Warning: Contains Biden-level profanity!)

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/13/jerry-wayne-joe-biden-message-anyone-coming-for-ar-14s/

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While the media were preoccupied with, ahem, “other things” (like blaming President Trump for a Chinese virus, then calling him a racist for saying it was Chinese), he hasn’t just been busy dealing with the virus. You might not have heard about this, but last week, the DEA and DOJ announced that over 600 arrests had been made as part of Project Python, the initiative Trump launched to target CJNG, the notorious Mexican drug cartel.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/just-the-beginning-trump-strikes-notorious-mexican-drug-cartel-600-arrests-made

A reminder: these are some of the people that Biden and Sanders would grant citizenship to, and not deport them simply for felonies they’d committed in Mexico.

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The White House doctor announced that President Trump tested negative for the coronavirus. So media people, make a note: time to switch from accusing him of possibly spreading the disease because he hadn't taken the test to accusing him of wasting a precious test kit on himself.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-test-negative-white-house-says

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Reminder: Many small businesses and entrepreneurs are being hurt by all the coronavirus shutdowns. If you’d like to help your local businesses survive, remember that many of them have online stores where you can purchase products for delivery. Or you can buy gift cards from local businesses and restaurants now and use them once this is over.

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31


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  • William Zmistowski, Jr.

    05/01/2020 10:54 AM

    What about - a) EVENT 201; b) 5G absolute evil government (FCC) corruption; cObama totally funded the construction of the disease laboratory in Wuhan China? Are you reliable source of actual information Mike?
    Bill and Lynn
    Patriotic American Christians

  • Joyce corcoran

    03/18/2020 09:13 AM

    Mike I responded to your virus poll BUT I’m very concerned about the wording of it. You asked “has Trump done enough to stop the spread”. The answer should be NO ! Why ? Because we want the team to do more ..... keep going, don’t stop. They’ve done a good job so far. Just do more. We’re in desperate times. That’s why I can’t answer YES. I need to answer NO. He hasn’t done enough. Do more / keep up the GOOD work

  • Peggy Stephens

    03/17/2020 04:35 PM

    A complaint of close quarters in a custom line really doesn’t make much sense. After all, weren’t those same people all in close quarters for many hours in the aircraft...

  • Maureen Innis

    03/17/2020 03:42 PM

    Dear Governor, in the "nationwide toilet paper shortage" category, I saw a story on our local news station, "Laurel family plays Ding-Dong-Ditch with toilet paper". Seems a woman in Laurel, Montana, who had horded supplies for her family, thought it would be good to take a roll of toilet paper to her neighbors who might need it, and leave a roll on their doorstep. I may be wrong, but you get the feeling that she and her two children rang the doorbell, left the roll, and ran. I had four thoughts about this story: 1: did she ever think that if she left some toilet paper in the stores, that her neighbors might be able to buy some for themselves? 2: would you use a roll of unwrapped toilet paper that was left on your doorstep anonymously? 3: are they now going to make it a federal crime to tp a house anywhere in the United States while there is a shortage? and, 4: will the Girl Scouts run with this idea, and come up with a new merit badge - an embroidered roll of toilet paper, earned by giving rolls to the needy? More fun than walking an elderly person across the street! I leave you with this scripture from 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." For those of you who are fearful, remember, God didn't give you the fear.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/17/2020 02:01 PM

    China Owns & Owes on Virus:
    1. secrecy in Nov-Dec.
    2. Deny own MDs acess on issue to public
    3. blame US for virus
    Deny funds.
    No more games with China.
    Remove college Chinese groups in US.
    Make issue Public

  • Steve

    03/17/2020 01:38 PM

    Yesterday President Trump announced that his coronavirus test was negative.
    Before the ink was dry bette midler said he is lying, which is the same as saying he has it.
    I heard the bette midler has Aids. If she denies that she is lying, meaning she really does have it.

  • Richard Micheletti

    03/17/2020 12:57 PM

    Pay attention folks, there's much more going on here than what meets the eye.
    Is it a coincidence that just when the economy is booming, the stock market is setting record highs, we are winning the trade wars, school shootings have stopped, our nation is at peace, the Democratic party is a disaster and so is their likely nominee(Biden). He hasn't a chance in hell & they're not about to let an outsider(Bernie) destroy their scheme.
    It looks like Trump is a sure bet for reelection after fending off 3 years of investigations and impeachment, then all the sudden world crisis pandemic. Stock market tumbles, companies are laying off employees, everything is closed and canceled, CEO's of giant companies are resigning and indictments are coming.
    Now they say there are a couple ways a President doesn't win reelection. Those are an unpopular war or a poor economy.
    But there is something larger going on here driving this sudden outbreak right after Trump beats an impeachment. Especially the fact that it(Coronavirus)originated in China who we are in a global trade war with brought on by Trump. Let's not forget Biden's back door deals with CHINA as well.
    China doesn't want 4 more years of Trump either. It all seems rather convenient for the nations and opponents of our current President and economy 5 months before an election. Couldn't have hit at a more perfect time.
    With the Democrats running out of campaign talking points in light of no school shootings, no migrant caravans at the southern border, fighting in Syria winding down, North Korea not firing missiles and Trump beating a sham impeachment. The coronavirus gave them one last hail mary to try and point fingers at Trump with the clock winding down in 2020.
    This is almost the perfect fascist playbook. Control the population with fear-mongering and panic, control the media, spread propaganda and the fan-favorite disarm the population.
    Sorry but I don't think we are all going to die. Remember when Ebola was what was going to kill us all, and the media kept showing the piles of body bags that were prepared for the fallout. Then a month later it was totally forgotten.
    The common flu has killed more people this year already and the media is SILENT!
    A handful of deaths out of 320 million Americans and we are in panic tearing down our society and costing our economy billions in the wake. It all just seems fishy, a little too well-timed if you ask me.

  • Geneva Poynter

    03/17/2020 12:46 PM

    Isaiah 40:31 has been one of my "go to" verses for much of my life! I hope that many others will recognize its truth. Thank you for including it with your writing today.

  • Nicholas E Brown

    03/17/2020 12:19 PM

    I hope you can comment on this in a future evening edition: I am concerned that this coronavirus panic is going to become the template for every virus outbreak in the future, like bird flu, SARS, etc. Even more concerning, we are handling bioterrorists a blueprint for how to bring us to our knees. And China would be the primary threat for that. Your thoughts?