President Trump, in a wide-ranging phone interview Thursday evening with Sean Hannity, made it clear that much will be revealed in the coming days about what was really going in Obama’s Justice Department and FBI, and perhaps higher. Now that Mueller has finally concluded his investigation after failing to make the case for a Trump/Russia conspiracy to affect the 2016 election, it’s obvious that Trump has simply had enough of this lunacy. He is done. As he has known from the start, this was an investigation based on nothing. There is no point in continuing this farce, so not only is he telling congressional Democrats where they can put their subpoenas –- that means you, Jerry Nadler –- he’s also getting ready to declassify a multitude of documents --- even, he says, beyond the ones that have been discussed. It can’t come too soon.

 

In the meantime, John Solomon is busier than ever, breaking important news just about every day. Much of it right now has to do with Ukraine and helps explain why so much focus was placed on Paul Manafort in the investigation of Trump. Significantly, he has uncovered one of the earliest documented efforts to set in motion the phony Trump/Russia collusion narrative. It also happens to be one of the first to involve the White House.


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After investigating Manafort briefly in 2014 for improper lobbying for a foreign government, the FBI dropped the case. But in 2016, after he became Trump’s campaign manager, it was miraculously revived and expanded. After Trump became President, the special counsel went after Manafort with a vengeance and handed his case off to a couple of U.S. district courts. (Manafort never did any “singing,” or, as Alan Dershowitz calls it, “composing,” against Trump, even though they kept him in solitary confinement (!) for months and ended up sending him to prison for what could very likely turn out to be a life sentence.)

 

So, how did Manfort get tangled up in the Trump/Russia “collusion” narrative? After his case was dropped with no charges in 2014, it had seemed as if his legal woes related to that were over. But a former political official at the Ukrainian embassy in Washington, DC, Victor Telizhenko, has a story to tell about how that investigation got mysteriously started up again. In January of 2016, just as Trump was starting to take off in his run for the presidency, Telizhenko was tasked with setting up some meetings for the Obama White House with Ukrainian authorities, ostensibly to help them with their internal anti-corruption efforts.

 

As Solomon can confirm through numerous accounts, “the gathering brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face-to-face with members of...President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), the FBI, the State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ)."  The agenda was supposed to be “training and coordination,” but according to multiple Ukrainian participants, administration officials changed the focus, both during the meetings and afterwards. They made it clear that they wanted to revive the closed case concerning payments to Americans from Ukraine’s Russia-backed Party of Regions (that’s the 2014 Manafort case).


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As Solomon explains, Manafort’s firm was tied to Donald Trump through his partner Roger Stone, who was a friend of Trump.

 

Telizhenko and other attendees recall the DOJ officials asking members of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) if they could help locate new evidence concerning the payments that had been made to Americans. It became clear that even though payments were made to others besides Manafort –- notably Greg Craig, who’s only now being charged for failing to register as a foreign lobbyist –- Obama’s people were interested only in Manafort.

 

The main piece of evidence against Manafort was a black ledger showing payments he received from the Party of Regions. Ukrainian authorities had had it in their possession since the 2014 investigation, but just 10 days after Manafort was appointed as Trump’s campaign chairman –- the announcement was made on May 19, 2016 –- NABU leaked the existence of the ledger to the media. As a result, Manafort resigned as campaign chairman in August.

 

Why should we trust what these Ukrainian officials are saying now? After all, Ukraine is rife with corruption and its own Russian “meddling,”  Well, as it turns out, Department of Justice documents back it up. According to Solomon, DOJ emails show that on May 30, 2016, Nellie Ohr, who was working for Fusion GPS, alerted her husband Bruce Ohr, who was fourth in command at the DOJ, plus two DOJ prosecutors specializing in international crimes, Lisa Holtyn and Joseph Wheatley, that the black ledger documents had been discovered. “Reported Trove of documents on Ukrainian Party of Regions Black Cashbox,” she wrote, attaching a news article about the ledger.


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Also, Bruce Ohr made notes of conversations he had with Christopher Steele about it. They were trying to get Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, whose business relationship with Manafort had soured, to talk to U.S. officials about him. This got as far as a September 2016 meeting with the FBI, in which they asked Deripaska if he could hep them prove Manafort was helping Trump collude with Russia. Deripaska laughed and called that idea preposterous. (Now that the special counsel investigation is over with no “collusion” charges, we know he was telling the truth --- it WAS preposterous.)

 

Incidentally, there was another case the U.S. officials wanted to talk to the Ukrainians about: the one involving Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, who was on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company under investigation for improper foreign transfers of money. According to bank records, an American firm tied to Hunter Biden received $3 million in 2014-15. The American officials told them they wanted Kiev to drop their investigation into Burisma and let the FBI look into it. The Ukrainians didn’t want to. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Ukraine’s chief prosecutor. The case was transferred to NABU and then shut down. (We’ve recently discussed this case. No doubt it will be receiving much scrutiny in the coming months, now that Biden has officially entered the 2020 campaign. It’s just one of many reasons Joe Biden should not be President.)

 

Anyway, as determined as Robert Mueller obviously was to find Russian “collusion,” he sure was looking in the wrong places. Gosh, he didn’t turn up any at all. Oh, wait, I forgot –- it only counted if it could be linked to Trump. But thanks to investigative reporters such as John Solomon, we’re learning that there was plenty of collusion, only that it involved Hillary’s campaign, the DNC and the highest levels of the Obama administration.

 

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/440730-how-the-obama-white-house-engaged-ukraine-to-give-russia-collusion

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  • Debra Davenport

    05/05/2019 02:08 PM

    Thank you for keeping the truth out there! I will be so glad when something gets done about all the corruption! Keep Sarah informed that we love her and support her as well :3

  • Laura Martin

    05/04/2019 06:09 PM

    That was a nice concise fact filled, report. How refreshing. Kudos to Mr. John Solomon. And yourself go passing on this info.

  • Debra Faye Nelson

    05/02/2019 09:31 AM

    Wow! This information really helps me see the big picture! So when do Obama and Hillary go down?

  • James d Bradley

    04/29/2019 05:21 PM

    Thanks John, I knew most of this , I watch one America news! But the general public do not see this on msm, MAGA. GO TRUMP!!!!

  • JaniceRoberts

    04/29/2019 04:20 PM

    I hope all this is going to become public knowledge! Thank you for your reports. I love your daughter Sarah. My family love to hear her answers!

  • Clyde Mathews

    04/28/2019 10:26 PM

    I still want to know who came up with the made up story about the attach in Benghazi that is was a couple of insurgents out to shoot people
    I realize that investigation has stopped and they think nobody is interested but I am. Who decided to spin this story that got a film maker jail and fined. An innocent person caught up in their lie. Maybe during these investigations that will be found as well as Mueller's hand all over the uranium deal.

  • Robin Cookson

    04/28/2019 02:09 PM

    Thank you! Great reporting! Praying justice is finally served!!!

  • William Keller

    04/27/2019 05:18 PM

    The full line of corruption with Hillary, Obama, the FBI, and the DOJ, under Obama is like a web that covers the globe.

  • Maria Hufty

    04/27/2019 04:12 PM

    B.O. was the worst president in the history of our country. He was like the fox in charge of the hen house! Many people deserve to be held accountable starting with him...take away his secret service n his retirement!

  • Terry Hosmer

    04/27/2019 11:48 AM

    If Mueller had been appointed as FBI Director would there have been an investigation?

  • Terry Duffie

    04/27/2019 10:58 AM

    It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in Maumelle, Arkansas. I just finished the morning news letter and as usual it was very enlightening. My wife and I still miss you and your family being in Arkansas, but we feel God is using your many talents where you are. May God continue to bless you and your entire family.

  • Geneva clayton

    04/27/2019 05:40 AM

    What a tangled web we weave! My daddy used to tell us “the truth might hurt for a little while but a lie will hurt you forever”. Maybe the previous administration and the Clintons could benefit from my daddy’s wisdom. Keep up the good work. We love you!

  • Michael R. Savona M. D.

    04/27/2019 04:09 AM

    Your Bible Quotation is incorrect. It should read “Be “ANXIOUS “ for nothing...

  • Juliet Binitie

    04/27/2019 01:41 AM

    Thank you once again for the exposè Mr. Governor. It is getting interesting. They must be indictments and no one must escape. What the President endured these last 2 years is unacceptable. Government bears the sword and it must be used. This is an International stain on America and the globalists involved must be exposed and disgraced too. Thank you for keeping us informed.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    04/26/2019 09:51 PM

    There's a barrel full of people running around loose who are really guilty. There will come a reckoning.

  • Michael Galloway

    04/26/2019 08:27 PM

    I truly hope that President Trump is going to begin declassifying many documents so that We The People can be informed. Sadly, if and when the documents are declassified who is going to inform us. You, Sean Hannity and a handful of others, but definitely not the MSM which probably far too many people listen to.
    Where are the Republicans in all of this? Do they realize how fast 2020 is approaching? Do you think that a majority of them can actually get together and support their Republican President this time, since they did not in 2016. You have Devin Nunes on your Huckabee show last Saturday and he is one of just a very few willing to take a stand a fight against the deep swamp and the Democrats. Sad that the Republican party can't clearly see what will happen, God forbid, the Democrats win in 2020, whether its the White House, the House or Senate majority. God help us if that should happen.
    The President (in my opinion) should be more careful about sarcasm about Joe Biden or any other democrat candidate. Let them shoot themselves in the foot as many will. The President has such a long list of accomplishments in the last two years and he needs to have them so memorized that he can continue giving that list at every rally, interview, etc. The mud slinging from the crooked and corrupt Dems will start soon enough, but in the meantime let us (We the People) know of all the accomplishments, statistics, etc. now as compared to eight years under Obama.
    When it comes to Joe Biden what did he accomplish or do at Vice President? I truly can't think of a thing other than showing often his incompetence. He is part of one of the most corrupt political administrations- Obama and more than likely knew or should have known of all the corruption and all the cronies at the top of federal agencies, etc. If he did know and kept silent that speaks volumes. If he didn't know, then why not? Biden would be absolutely terrible for our nation. He would be a continuation of Obama and Hillary and the agenda they wanted which was not at all in the interest of our nation. I am sure somebody is keeping track of Biden's record and the other Democratic candidates for future campaign commercials, etc. ?
    Thank Governor Huckabee for all your effort to give us facts, truth and the rest of the story. I thank God for you and your daughter Sarah, such a bright light in an ever growing dark and disturbing world of politics and culture.

  • Dorothy Ann Jernigan Wilson

    04/26/2019 07:55 PM

    Thanks for posting this. What a shame all this has gone on.
    We have a better Country than This mess. Thanks to Donald Trump
    Our President for working so hard to help America, those that are
    Guilty need to be severely punished. I am a proud Republican.

  • James Glenn Hairston

    04/26/2019 07:48 PM

    Governor, once again I fail to understand why...why...WHY can't someone stop this corruption and illegal bashing of our duly elected President and even his family??? I said in a recent comment to you, "Where there's smoke, there must be fire"! If I, or any of my fellow-Americans attempted to do anything remotely near what has been done by the snooty Uppers, it would mean certain conviction by a Federal Court of Law! I can site a simple example: The U.S. Navy has, or years used a simple term; "Loose lips sink ships"! The U.S. Army warned us soldiers that there were severe consequences in store for anyone who neglected to use common sense when communicating sensitive material! I question what justice is involved when a senior political office-holder violates his/her Oath of Office and commits treason against America but is never held accountable? I mean, this issue smacks of a huge shakeup within all three branches of our government! I have read several comments that lament the perception that no justice will EVER be delved out to certain political office-holders! A possible reason for this, if it comes to pass, is: If one higher upper goes to trial, MANY more will surely follow! I, too am disappointed in our government; especially when it comes to finding and acting on an issue involving illegal activities! Is Hillary Clinton REALLY that powerful? Does she hold enough super-bad information on a bunch of higher uppers that they are afraid of the repercussions from her if they are found out? Whatever the specific situation, our government is a weak bunny when compared to a bunch of other country's governments! It's common knowledge that a lot of those governing bodies produce just that: bodies! Thankfully, we haven't reached down to that level just yet; however, we Americans COULD very well end up with a bunch of gun-toting goons from the Federal Government who wouldn't hesitate "eliminating with extreme prejudice" anyone who complained too much about bible-burning, imprisonment for nothing, or being dragged into the street and beaten to death! Americans would be well-advised to seek some information concerning other country's systems of disciplining their supposedly wrong-doers! "Big Brother" is NOT a fairy tale! God bless!

  • Floyd Gingrich

    04/26/2019 07:25 PM

    Thanks, governor. It's time for the scandalous events from the Obama period to become public; it will prevent Biden from claiming the squeaky - clean reputation.

  • Carmine Fea

    04/26/2019 07:01 PM

    Thank you for revealing these democrat conspiracies against President Trump. Republicans must stay on the offensive. Hopefully, with evidence, charges can be brought against the conspirators and criminals. Bad publicity and headlines should be brought against the conspirators who cannot be charged so the world knows who they are. And let's proclaim it over and over and over again "Mueller said his investigation did not establish the President committed an obstruction of justice". One only requires common sense to know the President can say what he wants to his lawyer and subordinates, he can discuss what he wants with his lawyer and subordinates, he can consider and take advice from his lawyer or subordinates, he can change his mind, and NONE of it is obstruction of justice!

  • Linda Miller

    04/26/2019 04:11 PM

    Love your comments and reporting . Makes it so much easier to understand than listening on tv.

  • Donna Oates

    04/26/2019 04:02 PM

    I took part in your poll about government mandating vaccines. I highly recommend that you consult with Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired nuero brain surgeon from New Orleans, LA, who throughly researches the issue and reports in his newsletter. Dr. Julian Whitaker of CA is also very informed and testifies in public forums.

  • Ken wallach

    04/26/2019 03:45 PM

    Dear Governor,
    My wife and I watch you every Saturday night. Since we are very conservative we do not have cable. We live on our Social security and even bank a hundred or so each month. Here is the funny part, we us a fifty cent rabbit ear antenna, we live in the country outside of Atlanta.
    We get 30 stations, most of them come in good except for TBN stations. The only way I can get them to come in good is to stand next to our bed for the whole hour.
    You one of the few people that I would stand up that long for.
    Keep up the great work.
    We love you

  • Paula

    04/26/2019 03:41 PM

    I will believe it when I see it. I keep hearing that those under the Obama Administration with Justice Dept, and FBI will get their do. I have heard it long enough. Lynch, Clinton, Pedesta, the FBI cohorts, even Rosenstein, Comey and maybe even Mueller seem to just get away with everything. Manfaford was kept in solitary for no reason. Flynn should not have been prosecuted at all. Stone charges should be dropped. I hope the President Trump pardons them.
    This country is in serious trouble. The media lies or twists. Most people do not know any better. They believe it if the MSM says it; locally or nationally.
    I have not lost faith in this President, but I feel the Dems are already working underground to rig votes and anything else they can do. I believe they have done before and as late as mid-terms.
    The President needs to get the positive actions of his term to out to the general public; not just Hannity etc. The Dems grab the MSM as fast as they can. The Melinnials believe them.

  • Mary Tindall

    04/26/2019 03:19 PM

    I hope John Solomon has body guards. Thank you for your excellent, thoughtful and at times, humorous, articles.