BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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The J6 committee openly defies the Constitution
“Congress was never set up to conduct criminal investigations, of any sort.”
So said Mark Levin on Sunday night, and it seems appropriate to begin our J6 update with that observation. Article 1, particularly Sec. 8, sets up a long, very specific list of powers given to Congress, such as raising taxes, borrowing money, regulating commerce, establishing “uniform rule of naturalization” and coining money. Conducting a criminal investigation is not one of them, certainly not against another branch of government, as it violates the separation of powers.
The concept of separation of powers is outlined in the Federalist Papers and is foundational to the republic. This committee talks about “our democracy” and “our Constitution,” but they don’t give a rip about either, as long as they get their way (which in this case is to get Trump).
Levin points out something that’s increasingly obvious: that the left wants chaos, not the balance that comes from having three separate but equal branches. “They want to control it all,” he says. That would explain why they want to pack the Supreme Court with “like-minded ideologues” who’ll legislate, and why they want to rule through executive orders and by controlling the massive bureaucracy “that’s not even present in our Constitution.”
But the legal analysts on TV (“'former' this, 'former' that"), for the most part sit there and play along with this illegitimate committee. They don’t recognize that Congress isn’t supposed to be doing this at all. And when the committee is done, the transcripts of all its interviews, compelled by subpoena, with no defense and no cross-examination, will be turned over to the ‘Justice’ Department and the U.S. attorney’s office to be used against those individuals and, of course, Trump.
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work when those subpoenas are issued as part of a real investigation out of the U.S. attorney’s office. But here, if an individual such as Steve Bannon, say, or Peter Navarro doesn’t want to cooperate with their sham committee –- set up in violation of their own House rules, I would add –- it’s the pokey for them. At the same time, Nancy Pelosi, whose role was key in the events of January 6 but who personally appointed the committee members who would be investigating it (!!!), is completely immune from scrutiny. If only we had a COVID vaccine that offered immunity like that!
A few days ago we had a question from a reader about the timeline for January 6, relative to the so-called “187 minutes” Trump allegedly stalled before responding to the riot. We’ve addressed this in a previous edition of the newsletter, but Levin discussed it Sunday as well. He also made a great point: that there are still leftists who haven’t condemned the attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life, not to mention all the violent Antifa attacks in DC and other major cities, and almost certainly never will.
Another good point made by Levin: If Trump had really wanted an insurrection, his video wouldn’t have been the appeal for law and order that it was, but an appeal for his supporters to come to the Capitol, armed. He also would have called for assistance from the military. He would have declared martial law. He would have fired top officials at the DOJ. But he never did any of the things that some have suggested he might do to hold onto power. He didn’t even appoint a special counsel to look into the 2020 election, which I think is something that really does need to happen.
“I can only imagine,” Levin said, “every one of these reprobates on this committee, if we could have access to their iPhones, their texts, their emails, their documents, their staffs, their family members, I’m sure we’d find sleaze all over the place, ‘cause most of them are not exactly Daniel Webster...Thomas Jefferson...’Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”
After eight public hearings, two in prime time, what have we learned? Actually, from what we did NOT hear, we’ve learned that Trump had no direct role in what happened that day. We know that if he had, they would have presented evidence to that effect. Conversely, since they had none to offer, we know he DIDN’T. Seems to me, all they can do is read their own opinions and lies off the teleprompter and try to make him look bad.
Still, keep in mind Levin’s warning: “They’re talking about the 14th Amendment. This committee is basically the point of the spear, a front operation for the Attorney General of the United States and the U.S. attorney, both of whom are politically partisan and corrupt in that sense.” The goal –- the obsession –- is to get Trump indicted. If they can say he committed insurrection or rebellion against the U.S., they can argue he’s prevented under the 14th Amendment from holding elected office again.
Levin made this same point on Thursday’s HANNNITY show.
Domenech says that the reason anti-capitalists have to attack and undermine founders such as Jefferson, Washington and Madison so viciously is that “they want to establish themselves as the new people on those pillars.” Mostly they want to be the ones deciding who gets what. Remember that next time you see a historic statue being pulled down. To be worshiped, they have to eradicate anything that was previously worshiped.
Derek Hunter at TOWNHALL has a great opinion piece that elaborates on Democrats’ strategy, saying “no lie they’ve told comes close to the ones they’er casually tossing around regarding January 6th.” Actually, I might say the outrageous stories about Trump being an agent of Vladimir Putin –- which would be treason if they were true –- are on par with their lies about January 6. Lying is just what they do.
Still, Hunter is right about how disgusting these particular lies are. In all his outspokenness, he speaks for us, too. This is a must-read, although, if you’ve been reading my newsletter, you’ll recognize the sentiments as familiar.
The lies just seem to get worse and worse. In this last hearing on Thursday, Chairman Bennie Thompson actually referred to the “armed and violent mob savagely beating and killing law enforcement officers.” That was an absolute lie, but as Hunter points out, not one member of the legacy media has called it out. We do know of people there who WERE savagely beaten --- one woman died --- but those were harmless, unarmed Trump supporters who were simply carried along in the crowd.
“Why would they lie when the truth is so easily accessible?” Hunter asks rhetorically. We know the answer: “Because they know those dumb enough to fall for their scripted propaganda aren’t going to look for it and the media sure as hell won’t bring it up, either.”
The Student Action Summit
Over the weekend, there was a major conservative event in Tampa, Florida, as Turning Point USA held its Student Action Summit. Here’s a round-up of some of the news from it:
Redstate.com has info and clips on former President Trump’s speech and more, including a TPUSA straw poll showing that if Trump runs in 2024, he would have the support of an overwhelming 78.7% of attendees. DeSantis was second with 19%, and nobody else really even registered.
In what appears to be the most obvious leftist moron false flag attempt ever, some “fascists” waving Nazi flags showed up outside, trying to smear Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis. Only the most biased leftist media figures actually pretended to believe this bad kabuki theater. At least they’ve learned their lesson since the “tiki torch” attempt at a smear job: this time they wore masks so they couldn’t be identified online.
Of course, there were also plenty of leftist protesters outside who weren’t pretending to be Republican Nazis. They were just the usual good little leftist fascists. Sen. Ted Cruz had a message for them that I won’t repeat here, but I’ll link to it with a “bad language” warning.
Related: The New York Post editors surprised many readers with an overheated op-ed that took the debunked claims of the January 6th Kommittee seriously and declared Trump “unfit” to be President. The writer Streiff at Redstate.com responds, pointing out that 2016 was called the “Flight 93 election” because the voters rebelled and refused to let the people who claimed to be in charge crash the country. Now, if anything, the need to reverse course is even more urgent, and “we know the guy we’re putting in the pilot’s seat is someone we know can land the plane, and he’s being opposed by people because they don’t like his style.”
This time around, I don’t see people opting for the havoc Biden has unleashed just to avoid “mean tweets.”
FYI to the Post: The London Daily Mail ran what I assume is meant to be a scare piece about how if Trump becomes President again, he’ll fire up to 50,000 “public servants” and gut the federal government (or as some might call it, the out-of-control Deep State.) I don’t think they were prepared for the almost unanimous responses in the comments along the lines of “Well, it’s a start” and “Now, I’m definitely going to vote for Trump!” These people in the liberal political/media bubble are like the anti-Sally Field. They just don’t realize that people hate them, they really hate them.
A tragic toll
The Democrats’ subverting of the justice system to persecute Trump supporters isn’t just a Constitutional abomination, it also is taking a tragic toll on Americans who are caught in their rabid partisan crosshairs. Like gas field well service technician Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. On January 6th, 2021, he followed the crowd into the Capitol, took some photos and video, and left. He didn’t steal or damage anything or attack any police officers. But for over a year, he was hounded by federal authorities while being attacked and vilified on social media, his life turned upside down.
He was charged with “demonstrating or parading in a restricted building,” the kind of offense that leftist protesters commit all the time with no consequences, or that Stephen Colbert staffers commit with impunity. At most, it should carry maybe a $50 fine. He offered to perform 50 hours of community service. The feds refused, and Aungst was facing punishment of up to six months in a federal prison and a $5000 fine.
We’ll never know what he would have gotten, though, because he’s committed suicide. He leaves behind a grieving mother, siblings and daughter. This marks the third suicide of January 6th defendants pushed to the breaking point by the Democrats’ weaponized prosecutions and rabid political vendettas.
Washington Times columnist and podcaster Tim Young put it well: “I hope Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are super proud of themselves.”
Again, November can’t come fast enough, and in January, I want to see the new Congress launch real investigations of the people who really should be under investigation.
Here’s more on what I told you last week about the White House’s efforts to get ahead of expected bad economic news by trying to convince Americans to redefine the word “recession.”
If you’re wondering why they’re so frantic to convince you that “recession” doesn’t mean recession anymore, Rick Moran at PJ Media has more.
As he explains, the White House is bracing for a series of economic reports to hit this week, most of them likely to be not just merely bad, but really quite sincerely bad. Politico compares them to a “Category 5 storm.” It begins Tuesday with the new consumer confidence numbers, which will be followed on Wednesday by a Fed decision on interest rates, then second quarter economic growth numbers on Thursday, and the latest consumer price inflation numbers on Friday. Yikes!
So if President Biden stays locked away in quarantine through Saturday, don’t be too alarmed. It might not be because of COVID.
I haven’t checked in on the polls in a while, but suffice to say that the Democrats' hopes that they could overcome public outrage over $5 gas, empty shelves, runaway inflation, rampant crime and open borders by going ballistic over not being able to kill babies up through the ninth month of pregnancy are not going well. As I predicted, most voters aren’t on board with that, and the few that are already live in solid blue states where abortion laws won’t change at all, unless it’s to get even more heartless.
Meanwhile, as Nick Arama at Redstate.com reports, the latest round-up of generic Congressional party preference polls of likely voters shows that the Democrats are currently about as popular as heat rash.
Trafalgar shows voters prefer Republicans by 8 points, and the new Rasmussen poll shows the GOP with a double-digit lead of 10 points (49-39%), which is up two points in a week. That’s with a Rasmussen poll sample that reflects a Democratic advantage of two points over Republicans (35-33%.) The poll sample was 32% Independents, and they prefer Republicans by a margin of 17 points (44-27%.)
It’s encouraging news for the GOP and for America, but as I often warn people, don’t let polls taken months before an election make you complacent. A lot can happen before November, so keep working like cattle dogs right up until Election Day (and to be on the safe side, for at least a week after) to make sure the Republican vote turns out, the system is fair and secure, there are plenty of Republicans watching the ballot boxes and ballot counters like hawks, and every LEGAL vote is counted.
For all the bull leavings the Democrats sling about Republicans wanting to “suppress the vote,” I’m fine with everyone voting…just legally, and only one time. Every fraudulent vote doesn’t just cheat the system, it deprives some legal voter of the most basic right to have a say in his or her government. Vote fraud doesn’t just steal power from the losing politician or Party, it steals it from the voters.
Al Gore the climate change zealot
We all know that Al Gore is a zealot about “climate change.” Not so much of a zealot that he gives up flying around to climate conferences or taking SUV limos to speaking appearances or living in a huge house that uses far more power than the average American he preaches to. But a zealot, nonetheless. How else could he think something so shocking and offensive as to compare people who disagree with his zealotry about the climate to the cops who let a shooter murder children in Uvalde, much less believe it’s a good idea to say it out loud?