March 16, 2020

Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the news besides the “novel coronavirus.”

Turn on your TV, though, and chances are 99.99999 percent that the word “coronavirus” will be mentioned within the next 15 seconds. If you're lucky, it’s reasonable and useful information about what is being done on a variety of fronts to deal with the virus and its possible effects on our lives. This is important and we do need to know about it. But the relentless hysteria has become tiresome, especially considering that a distressing amount of the coverage comes from a blame-Trump-at-all-cost political perspective.

Remember, this virus has no agenda except to spread wherever it can. It is not into identity politics: it doesn’t care if you’re black or white, American or Chinese or Iranian, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, famous or unknown, male or female or trans-whatever. It doesn’t care whether or not President Trump gets re-elected. And It certainly doesn’t care what else is going on that normally would be getting media attention right now.

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But we should care. The world still turns, and what goes on behind the scenes now will determine the direction our nation takes, long after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.

For example (speaking of insidious viruses), Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, worked to make sure the revisions to the FISA law that were up for review last week won’t interfere with the FBI’s ability to continue with business as usual. Here’s the full story.

Also, while most media have been obsessed with coronavirus, investigative reporters such as Margot Cleveland have been tediously dissecting Michael Horowitz’s IG report on FISA abuse footnote-by-footnote and creating timelines to piece together what the FBI and CIA were really doing to target Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as President. (I suppose that’s one way to minimize exposure to any virus; instead of being out and about, just sit alone in front of a computer screen. Periodically wiped down with sanitizer, of course.)

Cleveland’s latest column deals with Stefan Halper, a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI who isn’t identified by name in the IG report but at this point doesn’t have to be. If you’ve read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, you’re already well-versed on Halper. We know he did quite a lot of spying on the Trump campaign; he secretly recorded Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and even Sam Clovis, who was co-chair of the campaign. Horowitz’s report shows he was involved in this surveillance work before being tapped by the FBI for “Crossfire Hurricane,” which started on July 31, 2016.

So, if Halper was spying on Trump’s people before the FBI started using him as a CHS, who hired him for that? We know he had a previous relationship with the CIA, so perhaps it was John Brennan who got that started. Halper was highly paid (note: with taxpayer funds) by the Defense Department’s Office Of Net Assessment on four government contracts for projects he supposedly completed for them. (There’s much more on this in THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.) But Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has raised questions about the merits of these contracts.

Were the contracts really just a cover, and what was Halper REALLY doing while on the Defense Department payroll? We’ve asked these questions before, but Cleveland now raises the possibility that Halper was working for...drum roll, please...Hillary Clinton. It seems he was talking to the press about Carter Page at about the same time Christopher Steele was being paid by Fusion GPS to peddle the “dossier” and work up suspicion about Trump’s campaign and Russia. Since the Clinton campaign and the DNC (same thing) were paying Fusion GPS to “seed” the media with tales of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, the activities of Steele and Halper appear to have been coordinated. I’ll link to her column and let you decide for yourself.

John Solomon has been busy putting pieces together as well, and it’s now clear that our nation was put through two years of an investigation into President Trump over an issue (working with Russia to undermine the 2016 election) that had been discredited as of January, 2017, by information in the FBI’s own files.

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By then, they’d received multiple warnings about the lack of credibility of Christopher Steele and his “dossier.” They’d determined that key targets of their counterintelligence investigation, such as newly appointed national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had made exculpatory statements denying any collusion. And they’d concluded that Flynn had NOT colluded with Russians. A motion filed by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell on September 11, 2019, refers to “an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia.’

We know about that motion because Solomon obtained a 2018 letter between Robert Mueller’s office and Flynn’s attorneys that references it. As Solomon reports, it shows that the DOJ exoneration memo was written after Flynn was ambush-interviewed in January 2017 and was based on the fact that Flynn had briefed his agency on the contacts he’d had with Russia. It was all on the up and up, and they knew it.

Yet they pursued Flynn anyway and eventually got him to plead guilty to lying to investigators, who have said they didn’t think he was being deceptive. Presiding Judge Emmet Sullivan is still resisting the idea of letting him withdraw his guilty plea. And Powell still can’t get the original DOJ exoneration memo from prosecutors. “It’s just horrible,” she said during a podcast with Solomon. “They gave us a little three-line summary of it and the letter and told us it existed but have refused to give us the actual document, which I know means there’s a lot of other information in it that would be helpful to us.”

But wait --- there’s even more exculpatory evidence dripping out. Recently released documents about the infamous Trump Tower meeting back accounts of Donald Trump, Jr., and other campaign officials who said there was no talk of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. This was in the testimony of the translator present at the meeting. The agent’s “302” notes read, “There was no smoking gun according to Samochornov [the translator]. There was not a discussion about ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Samochornov did not think Hillary Clinton was mentioned by name.”

Oh, and guess what? Two years later, when Mueller’s special counsel report was finally released, these exculpatory notes were not included.

By the way, even though President Trump has a nasty virus on his plate right now (yechh), he’s still keeping up with all these developments. In fact, he says he’s “strongly considering” a full pardon for Michael Flynn. After what Flynn has been put through by the “Justice” Department, it’s hard to imagine Trump wouldn’t pardon him, and sooner rather than later.

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  • David Berry

    03/17/2020 05:42 PM

    To your attention. When viewing comments, hardly ever are we able to read them all. Here, there are 50 comments. First page has 1 - 25. Then a box that says NEXT. Clicking on that puts us back to the beginning. FYI

  • Jimmy

    03/17/2020 11:54 AM

    I wish someone honest, resourceful and smart like Mike Huckabee would begin work on a book and mini-series regarding this real conspiracy of treason, whose seriousness no one seems to understand.

  • Melinda Long

    03/17/2020 09:02 AM

    seems the dems DEMAND paperwork on the Mueller report but when others ask for gets "lost" or they flat put refuse to turn it over!!

  • Mac Moody

    03/17/2020 01:38 AM

    It seems strange that Republicans have been in contact with the viras and have quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of same. The strangeness comes from there has been no indication of any Demorat quarantining themselves because of exposure to the viras. Why

  • Kimi Parish

    03/16/2020 10:58 PM

    Please encourage President Trump to pardon Mr. Flynn. That man of honor and service to the country deserves to be.

  • Robin Reasor

    03/16/2020 10:10 PM

    Keep it coming Mr Huckabee! Please continue to let me know what's really going on because I have turned off all news coverage! I am so tired of the coverage of this virus! I believe it's a nasty virus, but it's not the end of the world as the media would have us believe.
    I have a few trusted sources that I follow, and you are one of them!
    Thank you!!

  • Anita Dix

    03/16/2020 09:03 PM

    Governor, I hope that all the threads of their plots against the President completely unravel! Some very important people need to be under criminal prosecution, sooner rather than later.

  • Thomas R Sprenger

    03/16/2020 08:46 PM

    Thank you for putting this information on line.

  • Ann Gilio

    03/16/2020 08:32 PM

    Thank you for putting things in perspective once again, Mr. Huckabee! I know I'm not alone when I say you are a master at seeing things the way they REALLY are and NOT the way the Democrat socialists want us to see things! You are greatly appreciated! Keep up the great work!

  • Edra Hays

    03/16/2020 07:47 PM

    Thank you for exposing the deceptive actions of the Deep State. Across our Nation prayers are being made that the dishonorable and underhanded actions and people will be exposed and removed. God bless America.

  • Paul Kosovich

    03/16/2020 07:41 PM

    Good possibility this whole Corona thing is man made and pushing for one world government. If they can crush the world economically, perfect time for the Antichrist to save the world. Also perfect time to get chipped to track everyone and where exposure occurs. Revelation 6-8 seems relevant and possible at this point. He wrote the Bible to warn us to be ready for His return. It could be soon? Preaching to the preacher ???

  • Stephen Russell

    03/16/2020 07:38 PM

    Deep State using CV19 to expand & entrench unless Presidents Ex orders on CV19 can impact Deep State A-Z.
    Only way to reduce Deep State via CV19 orders IE hit HHS or NIH

  • Rick Reinhardt

    03/16/2020 06:57 PM

    Waiting on the Durham investigation; I think it's time to let the sunshine in! Talk about a disinfectant, time to clean house!

  • RUSSELL Thomas

    03/16/2020 06:41 PM

    Flynn should have the right to reimbursement of all costs and expenses.

  • Dusty

    03/16/2020 06:21 PM

    Yes, hope the Pres will pardon Flynn this has been a scam for too long and the more that is shown the more we see the set up about him and then the President.
    Virus is no doubt some type of Chinese attack on us that this came out of the blue when many trade changes coming. Say not a conspiracy but then why did they wait so long to tell the rest of the world. See Italy who had many Chinese visitors and their loss now of their mostly elderly? SAD.
    Instead of attacking the President should be backing and praying for him all the way. Gov thank you for your description of how this virus has affected everyone tell the DEMOS.

  • Richard E. Abbott

    03/16/2020 05:40 PM

    It's clear their will be no accountability. Can we (the tax payers) at least be reimbursed for the money the DNC, Clinton's, Mueller investigation and impeachment have wasted? The way my hard earned money is wasted makes me ill. I cannot imagine the coronavirus could make me as sick as the deep state does.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    03/16/2020 05:27 PM

    Mr. Trump needs to declassify these documents, like... " Have these document, unredacted ! on my desk this afternoon, or you'll be working in Nome, Alaska starting tomorrow "...or just fire them for insubordination ;-}


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  • Deborah Moore

    03/16/2020 05:03 PM

    Thank you so much for all of this information. It's nice to be able to read truthful news from reliable sources.

  • Phyllis Ann Beasley

    03/16/2020 04:47 PM

    Something must be done as soon as possible to make our DOJ function for the purpose for which it originated, even if the something is very extreme. Fire every lawyer working in the DOJ.

  • Garry N Walters

    03/16/2020 04:10 PM

    Governor, in my humble opinion President Trump should not only pardon General Flynn, but he should also find a way to completely reimburse General Flynn for his monetary losses inflicted by the corrupt prosecutors and agencies involved.

  • Norris Harod

    03/16/2020 04:10 PM

    The Flynn conviction should be thrown out for his testimony being coerced with threats to destroy his son too. A pardon does not clear his record or allow him to sue to get all his lawyer fees back that bankrupted his family. The government owes him this money even if they have to get it from fines levied on the corrupt Mueller team that violated the law and his rights.

  • Robert John (Bob) Worrall

    03/16/2020 04:06 PM

    Excellent work, Governor Huckabee.

    The only thing to add is that Adam Schiff being in charge of the Intelligence Committee is an oxymoron. There is no relationship between him and "intelligence" whatsoever.

  • Barbara Haring

    03/16/2020 04:05 PM

    While I'm not saying the Coronavirus is not dangerous, especially to some, why are we taking measures for a lesser virus that we did not take for the Swine flu which was worse and affected our young children most where this one does not? Seems very political to me. With the Swine flu we just sterilized the classrooms and the kids went back to school after a couple days. I can't help feeling this is more about depressing the Trump economy, his major re-election point, than it is about anyone's health. Why are we closing nearly everything for two weeks - and then coming out and saying possibly more or indefinitely, with Ohio's governor saying it might be necessary to end the school year right now. What will that mean to the children. Will they have to repeat the year or double up on their lessons next year. There is little forethought going into this only emotional reaction on the part of too many. I'm on a blog with a woman in California who's over 65 and she's afraid that before long she will be confined to her house totally whether she likes it or not. I heard one governor say that if people won't do what we "suggest", we will "make" them do it. What exactly does that mean? Sounds like we're becoming a totalitarian country using a health issue to force it on us. In the words of Rahm Emanuel "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Most people never hear the second half of that quote. Seems like some are drunk on their newly acquired power and that scares me far more than the Coronavirus ever will.

  • Carol Mulshine

    03/16/2020 04:04 PM

    There are many things happening to get rid of the Deep state right now.
    The C- Virus is just a cover to get these things done.