So much news broke in just one day about the FBI and special counsel “Russia” investigations that it might be best just to cover some of the highlights for now --- the most important, intriguing and even downright amusing revelations and side stories.

First, the word came that President Trump was adding former U.S. attorney and New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team. This makes a great deal of sense for three reasons: 1) the Michael Cohen warrants were issued by the Southern District Court of New York, Giuliani’s old stomping ground, 2) he’s been outspoken for a long time about the obvious double standard applied to Hillary Clinton, and 3) he’s RUDY GIULIANI, for gosh sakes. The plan reportedly is for him to stay on board just for awhile, with the goal of bringing the Mueller investigation to a conclusion soon. If anyone can do it, he can.

But here’s an amusing side note: Though James Comey goes after Trump on page after page of his new book, he also spends a great deal of energy attacking Giuliani at length. This secondary focus on Giuliani is so obvious, it’s even been noticed by others in law enforcement. “Every mention he made of Giuliani as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District, there were gratuitous shots,” said former FBI agent James Gagliano, a 20-year veteran of the FBI’s New York office. But here’s the hilarious part: Most of Comey’s cheap shots go after Giuliani for his ego –- for liking publicity and seeking media attention and for making everything all about him.

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If you’re like me, that last sentence made you fall to the floor, helpless with laughter. Imagine James Comey criticizing someone else for seeking the limelight. I wonder why he didn’t say that about Giuliani when he went on TV with Stephen Colbert.

That was just the first of the breaking news. The Big Story is that Comey’s six memos written to document his conversations with Trump have finally been released in unredacted form to the House and Senate Judiciary, Oversight and Intelligence Committees and to Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, and in somewhat redacted form to the media, so now we mere mortals can know most of what’s in them. My first question is, why were these redacted? Comey said he hadn’t leaked classified material, so there should be no need to black anything out. These memos don’t incriminate Trump; they incriminate Comey.

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Regarding the allegations against Trump, the big take-away is that this material is, to borrow a particularly apt (in this context) phrase from Hillary Clinton, a BIG NOTHINGBURGER. Really, there isn’t anything at all to even suggest collusion or obstruction of justice on the part of Donald Trump. If this is what Comey leaked to get deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel, one has to wonder how low Rosenstein’s bar was set. There is just nothing here that warrants an investigation of Trump.

For example, regarding the March 30, 2017, phone call Comey had with the President, his notes make clear that Trump wanted him to find out if anyone involved in his campaign (a “satellite”) had done anything wrong relative to the Russia probe. That certainly doesn’t sound like someone who had anything to hide. At the same time, he wanted to know if there was any way to make it public that he wasn’t being personally investigated. This is a perfectly natural desire, a request that is not consistent with obstruction. Indeed, Comey never wrote in his notes that he felt obstructed.

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In April, during another phone conversation, Trump asked Comey about announcing that he wasn’t being investigated personally. Comey wrote nothing about thinking this was inappropriate, just that he advised Trump to have the White House counsel’s office call the acting attorney general about it. Trump apparently never followed up. Again, not obstruction.

Oh –- and here’s a little more comic relief: After his White House dinner with Trump, Comey made this deliciously ironic note: “I explained that he could count on me to always tell him the truth. I said I don’t do sneaky things. I don’t leak, I don’t do weasel moves.” Go ahead, laugh until you cry. I’ll wait.

In another development, Rod Rosenstein has told Trump that he’s not a target of the Michael Cohen investigation or Mueller investigation. That raises an interesting question: Since, as Mark Levin pointed out, under the DOJ’s own memoranda from 1972 (in conjunction with Watergate), a sitting President CAN’T be the target of a criminal investigation, what were the multiple raids on Michael Cohen –- which scooped up all the privileged communications between Trump and Cohen –- all about? You can bet we’ll continue to ask that question in the coming days.

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Really, all this has just scratched the surface. In other Big News, the Inspector General issued a criminal referral for Andrew McCabe, saying they have evidence his lies were “knowing and intentionally made.” If he goes to trial, Comey is likely to be a witness. And if Comey goes to trial, maybe vice versa!




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  • James T Bryson

    04/23/2018 12:12 PM

    May I say it again, having a recused-AG, a Deputy AG like Rosenstein (selecting Mueller, failing to rein Mueller into focus) and a Special Investigator like Mueller (his hostile, Democrat-biased posse alone) operating at a time when the DoJ/FBI is OBVIOUSLY compromised, is devastating to the public trust.

    Sessions' execution of "leading the DoJ" has been a weeping disappointment. No patriotic American should be happy with this invisible, self-neutered AG act.

  • Amelia Little

    04/22/2018 02:03 PM

    I had just read where the DNC and others are going to (or maybe they have) filed a lawsuit about Trump/Russia collusion in the 2016 election. I'm thinking--don't they read the news? Or, maybe the just listen to the blond guy with the tingly leg, or Rachel whats-her-name or Steltzer or even morning joe and they haven't broken the news yet. How can they file a lawsuit when a counsel pretty much hand-selected by clintons and obama and, yes, DNC, have yet to find a scintilla of evidence? You know if there was even a WHIFF of collusion, it would be all over the place. Maybe they also have been told by their revered msm sources that the collusion actually would seem to come from the liberals. Like, obama (Oh, no, no WAY could Russia interfere with our elections--oh, wait, hilary lost, so yeah, maybe they did) and clinton, the DNC, the FBI, the DOJ (both under obama's administration) just to start a list.

  • Mac Moody

    04/22/2018 12:45 PM

    I am extremely tired of hearing that this one did this wrong and that one did that wrong and the other did both things wrong. Why have not some of these been indicted? What is it going to take to get this accomplished. When is PRESIDENT TRUMP going to get rid of one of his biggest stumbling blocks, Jeff Sessions? When Sessions said he would resign when this happened was the time he should have been escorted out of the building by security. Jeff Sessions has been one of the major disappointments of the TRUMP administration.

  • Sandy Granger

    04/22/2018 08:33 AM

    I have a few questions: What is the statue of limitations on all of the crimes committed by Clinton? Why hasn't Mueller found anything on anyone in the FBI or DOJ or even Clinton - when he can find something on others in the Trump administration that goes back 20 years? And just for the record, do you think McCabe and Comey will be prosecuted under the same laws as Mike Flynn?

  • Amanda Barnes

    04/22/2018 07:27 AM

    I read your email newsletters..keep themcoming?

  • Eveline Garrison

    04/21/2018 07:58 PM

    I have never read memos anything like these. They read like a story. Not just to inform someone what was said in a meeting, but down to the detail of where he sat in the room. I think this is very strange.

  • sharon hale

    04/21/2018 01:02 AM

    I absolutely LOVE the way you "tell it like it is"!!!!
    It is so refreshing & so enjoyable to get your complete
    and understandable commentaries--and you write them
    without being nasty! I appreciate you & I THANK YOU
    for continuing to provide your VOICE TO HELP US MAKE
    SENSE of our crazy political world. You bring a great deal
    of CIVILITY to our political table. It's a comfort to me when
    your words bring to light what I'm feeling inside! You are a

  • Mike Smith

    04/20/2018 05:17 PM

    One other time the Democrats wreaked havoc on the incoming president was when Al Gore kept President Bush's administration all tied up in court. Fighting one inane thing after another. That was just before Sept 11, 2001.
    There are a great many parallels here. Let's hope it doesn't progress as far as before.

  • Linda Mahan

    04/20/2018 05:04 PM

    And deeper and deeper it goes. Pretty soon I hope these alligators suck themselves into their own swamp but so far I hold little hope of anythi g changing so long as all these illegal uncovered moves continue on with no rectification. Life just seems to go on as usual. People know about corruption w/o justification for their crimes.

  • Cindy McRae

    04/20/2018 04:53 PM

    This may seem trivial to you. I want to share that in my opinion it is disrespectful to President Trump and the office he holds to constantly hear him referred to simply as Trump. I expect that from the leftist media. I am hoping you will take note. Thank you for reading my comment!
    Cindy McRae

  • Ben Johnston

    04/20/2018 04:37 PM

    know the memos have dates on them, but when were they really written? Was it after the fact in order to leave a false paper trail?

  • Jeff Steel

    04/20/2018 03:46 PM

    I always read your commentary.

    Thought: Why don't you leave a bass guitar solo in the background of your comments!

    God bless you, Pres Trump, 1st L Melanie, & Gravel Crushes Giuliani!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    04/20/2018 03:02 PM

    sneaky, Leaky, Weasel....

  • Nancy Roberto

    04/20/2018 02:56 PM

    Mike....Exactly who is paying Mueller and all of his underlings? Isn't there a limit on how long and how much $$ be allotted for this witch hunt, er, investigation?

  • Bill Goldsby

    04/20/2018 02:15 PM

    As I see it, there's a House of Cards in Washington DC and New York now. It now looks like the table has started to shake and Comey, Eisenstein, Mueller, the Clintons and Obama are the Cards holding up that House, with the Democrats and even some Republicans on the upper levels that are about to fall. The timing will be all it happening in the next few weeks. Hopefully before the California State Primary Election since we know the effects California Polictians are having in DC right now.

  • Theresa Carver

    04/20/2018 02:14 PM

    Mike...When will the progressives, MSM and DNC learn that the false accusations that they fire at Trump are the same things their own are perpetrating on US citizens? We know this. It only gives us our next item to identify more corruption, more swamp dwellers for us to get rid of....Keep it Coming! It only shows that Zalinsky tactics backfire! Loving the swamp-things devouring each other!??

  • David Colonna

    04/20/2018 01:50 PM

    Mike, I think we know exactly what Mueller and his mob boss goons are getting from Michael Cohens places are 2018 and 2020 infomercials to try to smear the Republicans like they did with Mr. Moore, etc. It is to get stuff for their political commercials only. I pray to God both the Democratic and Republican voters do not allow these smear tactics to influence their votes. Donald Trump President in 2020 and Mike Huckabee 2024 and Ted Cruz in 2028. How does this sound....

  • melissa Rogers

    04/20/2018 01:37 PM

    Just because Rosenstein stated Trump was not the target, doesn't mean he cant get caught up in the investigation and then get indicted. Rosenstein is a snake so carefully watch his words. Trump wasn't the target, that doesn't mean they arent planning for ricochet bullets. We all know this is all to get Trump. Since Rosenstein made the statement, then Trump can fire him! That would be a smart move. Also, could mean their is a deal going down to trade Trump for Comey, Lynch and Clinton persecution -all 3 are pay for play by HRC.

  • Margo Bombard

    04/20/2018 01:34 PM

    I can't help but think of what McCabe said recently that if he was arrested and charged then he was going to bring everyone down with him. In the "Everyone" comment, I'd like to think that he means just that, EVERYONE!

  • Melvin J Babcock

    04/20/2018 01:33 PM

    I read your comments

  • Fred Pittman

    04/20/2018 01:28 PM

    Once again Governor Huckabee you have hit the nail right on the head. Comey and the liberals have nothing to show for their lame ideas and platform for America so they have to attack the one person who is trying to drain the "Swamp." I hope this" Russia Hysteria" goes away very quickly so President Trump can get back to the business of "Making America Great Again."

  • Susan Cluff

    04/20/2018 01:25 PM

    This is all so ridiculous wasting all this money and time when Comey and the other crooks are on a witch hunt for Trump. They should be prosecuted for letting Hillary and Obama commit treason against our country. They are the real criminals!! Do they really think we are all that uninformed to what they are doing. The media, Comey and his friends are doing this country an injustice!! They are playing a popularity contest and smoozing all those who are not willing to look at the facts.

  • Diana Talmadge

    04/20/2018 01:23 PM

    Comey is a proven liar, he made a habit of lying under oath to Congress and getting away with it...we need an Attorney general who will do his/her job...Sessions is hopeless!!

  • Cheryl Crawford

    04/20/2018 01:17 PM

    All this info is like a buffet, I don't know where to start! So many tantalizing choices, I want them all! Can't wait to see all those crooks arrested, Hillary then Comey and Obama as the dessert!

  • Cheryl Crawford

    04/20/2018 01:17 PM

    All this info is like a buffet, I don't know where to start! So many tantalizing choices, I want them all! Can't wait to see all those crooks arrested, Hillary then Come and Obama as the dessert!

  • Pam Ecrement

    04/20/2018 01:11 PM

    Thanks for these updates! I LOVE the reality checks in the midst of the craziness of the 24/7 news cycle. It seems there is a group (or several groups) who believe they can undue the Constitution and get rid of a sitting and duly elected President because they don't like him and still cannot believe he was elected. If one thing doesn't work, they go for something else. In the meantime, it seems the DOJ and FBI still need some house-cleaning!

    I appreciate your values and stands! Love Sarah!!

  • Karla Jamison

    04/20/2018 01:08 PM

    Thanks for your information.
    To Comey...HaHaha glad the truth is coming out
    Wish that FAKE NEWS would go away.

  • Sandra Malone

    04/20/2018 12:39 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for your daily emails. We watch your show every Saturday night and we love it. I think it's the best show on TV.
    My husband and I have been laughing at Comey's comments. We have decided that he really didn't know he was FBI Director. Really, listen to his comments and it sounds like he had no idea he was the director. Instead, he was just sitting in the office drawing a check--Oh, was he suppose to be doing anything?--I think he is hurting himself. For a man that is suppose to be very intelligent, he really sounds really dumb.

  • Ellis Wayne Boyd

    04/20/2018 12:23 PM

    Would like to share this article on Facebook. How can I do that form the email??

  • Douglas Morgan

    04/20/2018 12:22 PM

    I sure hope Giuliani is not part of the swamp. At this point I trust no one in the elite circles. Gorsuch was a great let down. Here in Missouri, the swamp (democrats and republican'ts) railroaded a great man and was a non-establishment Governor who had begun a great and needed work in this state; that made a mistake a few years ago. I dare say if he were a democrat, what he did would never have been mentioned by the legislature or the media.

    The swamp is much deeper and full of democRAT dung that I've lost hope it will ever be drained.

  • Tricia Kennemer

    04/20/2018 12:07 PM

    Comey's publisher did him a great disservice. He should have been advised to name his book " The Weasel Chronicles" the life and times of James Comey. Or simply
    " Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire" I attempted to frame a U.S. President and went down in flames.

  • Keith Mathis

    04/20/2018 12:06 PM

    As you have noted, if these redacted memo's do not have any classified information, why redact any part of it. If they are classified what gives the treasonist former FBI Director the right to release them. The only collusion and obstruction charges that need filing should be against Comey and Lynch for the Clinton debacle.

    Keep up the great reporting and honest commentary.

  • Rodney Burke

    04/20/2018 12:05 PM

    Governor--I don't understand why they can't prosecute Hilary and Obama---why waste all this time and money on a platform that has gone nowhere in all this time? Talk about a waste of taxpayer money. What happened to Trumps saying he was going to investigate Hilary when he was running for they think we will just forget? She needs to be prosecuted---Guliana was one of those that said that repeatedly wasn't he? It seems they try to make big things out of little nothings but the Republicans which I hate to be called but detest what Democrats stand for even worse---the Republicans don't do anything of much consequence but posture and say what they think we want to hear but then do nothing! I want to vote everyone out---including Trump if he doesn't do something about that big huge spending bill he approved. That has really been a big deal to me. I know I am only one vote but you better believe it is going to be used to vote out every incumbent I can find. Thank you. Darla Faulks from Texas

  • Richard Palmquist

    04/20/2018 12:03 PM

    Mike: Rudy likes publicity? That is like saying rain is wet. Comey disdains publicity? Uh. Well - that is like saying snow is scorching HOT. Yes, I DID pause to laugh. Amazing how many in leadership do not recognize the link between stupidity and humor. Well, except for Colbert. He projects humor by displaying his stupidity.

  • Sue Scott

    04/20/2018 12:00 PM

    We the People want Justice...And to the Fullest Extent of Law for Those supposed to be Upholding their Oath of Office! Please.
    Thank you.

  • Nancy Patterson

    04/20/2018 11:58 AM

    Thank you for getting this information out to those of us who still care about America and want the FACTS not Hipe!! I So wish Comey would Follow you, he might be amazed at his own incoherence....

  • jack macdonald

    04/20/2018 11:56 AM

    I don't see that there is a lot of swamp draining going on when Peter Strueck, Page, McCabe, Ohl, Wrey (FBI director), , et al are not facing jail time and have not even lost their jobs. This is unbelievable to the average man on the street. It is hard to conceive who designed the rules that allow these people to retain their positions despite their obvious lawbreaking. I include Wrey because he came from this swamp and has taken no action to remove the criminals in his organization. Instead, he defends them and allows them to continue to have access to the nation's classified operations. He is shameless! If all these people work in the Executive Branch which Trump presides over, why can't he direct Sessions to fire these traitorous and dangerous people. I'm not sure they aren't felons. The swamp is triumphing again.

  • jack macdonald

    04/20/2018 11:53 AM

    I don't see that there is a lot of swamp draining going on when Peter Strueck, Page, McCabe, Ohl, Wrey (FBI director), , et al are not facing jail time and have not even lost their jobs. This is unbelievable to the average man on the street. It is hard to conceive who designed the rules that allow these people to retain their positions despite their obvious lawbreaking. I include Wrey because he came from this swamp and has taken no action to remove the criminals in his organization. Instead, he defends them and allows them to continue to have access to the nation's classified operations. He is shameless! If all these people work in the Executive Branch which Trump presides over, why can't he direct Sessions to fire these traitorous and dangerous people. I'm not sure they aren't felons. The swamp is triumphing again.

  • Charles Lawrence S

    04/20/2018 11:50 AM

    Those of us who reside out here in the hinterlands have begun to wonder about the creeping instability of “federal government.” Behavior of USA’s democrat operatives increasingly resembles that in mob-centered Russia about 100 years ago. Can formation of rampaging mobs of democrats plundering the country be avoided?

  • Maria Slattery

    04/20/2018 11:39 AM

    Thanks for the update! We will continue to pray that everything done by the enemy in the darkness gets exposed into the light! And that the guilty are brought to justice! God hates dishonest weights and balances-- He loves justice!!!

  • G Hurla

    04/20/2018 11:32 AM

    In the end they will eat their own to try and save their selves.

  • Rebecca Barr

    04/20/2018 11:30 AM

    I don't understand why none of these disclosures EVER lead to anywhere like prosecution and prison! This is so frustrating! It really is insane!

  • Rodney Burke

    04/20/2018 11:26 AM

    then let's have two trials. and make it quick. Let Judge Nap preside over one and Jeanine the other. We sure can't trust the southern district of NY. maybe a change of venue to Tennessee or someplace.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/20/2018 11:18 AM

    Giuluani should take out Comey big time for ALL & end Mueller probe.
    Prosecute the Mueller Gang & allies.
    Subpena Obama & clan to stand.
    Break up DNC & DCCC alone by actions.

  • Mary Pomeroy

    04/20/2018 11:15 AM

    Thank you, Sir, for giving all of us the straight information! These days, you are about the only person that I feel would never skew or actually lie about anything you have to say. In other words, the public can actually trust what you say is TRUTH! Thank you again for being there for me and everyone else who wants to know what is really going on.

  • Claudia Nelson

    04/20/2018 11:13 AM

    Comey: Biggest weasel of them all!

  • Richard L Deich

    04/20/2018 10:59 AM

    Why is it that no one brings up who Rosenstein is married to ?And her connection to the Obama's and Clintons? And what about Muellers urainium one connection with Clinton?

  • Filomena A McGuigan

    04/20/2018 10:45 AM

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how a person who is supposed to be so intelligent felt like this was appropriate for him to do. All these communications did was to prove that President Donald Trump has been above board the entire time and Mr. Comey obviously has not!

  • Luetta Wood

    04/20/2018 10:44 AM

    I really enjoyed your post and the humor in it! So glad I can follow your posts. I really respect your views and Sarah is a love!

  • Greg Vander Vorst

    04/20/2018 09:39 AM

    What is hard to understand, is why AG sessions or others are not moving sooner than what is happening? I understand there is the deep state issue, but charges should have been brought long ago. Also, from someone who was sought out and paid dearly, by the IRS, why have charges not been brought up against Lerner, and others. As a conservative we do are held to a higher standard, but the higher standard of law applies to all. Love your commentaries and love and support our President during really tough times. Keep sending the great stuff. Praying for our Nation always. We can restore order and respect, but we need more warriors out there. Thanks Mr Huckabee