Our esteemed intelligence community got it spectacularly wrong. So it appears that we have one of two possible explanations:

1) The top people at the DOJ (Loretta Lynch), CIA (John Brennan) and FBI (Andrew McCabe, James Comey and that crowd) were unwitting dupes, easily “played” by Hillary’s henchmen at Fusion GPS because they hated Trump so much. They truly believed that Donald Trump was selling America down the river for Vladimir Putin.

2) The top people at the DOJ (Lynch), CIA (Brennan) and FBI (that crowd) were willing accomplices, knowingly “playing along” with Hillary’s henchmen at Fusion GPS because they hated Trump so much? They deliberately pushed the false narrative that Donald Trump was selling America down the river for Vladimir Putin.

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It’s one or the other, and neither is good. Stunningly incompetent or thoroughly corrupt. As they’re generally sticking to their story instead of sighing with relief after the special counsel found no basis for allegations of Russian conspiracy, I lean strongly towards the second explanation. If they truly had been played, they would be falling all over themselves to apologize to the American people for the last two years of chaos that resulted from their incompetence. They would celebrate the fact that the highest office in the land hadn’t been compromised by Putin. And they would sincerely apologize to Trump for repeatedly attaching the word “TRAITOR” to his name. 

John Brennan did try lamely to say he might have had some “bad intelligence.” Not buying it –- not in the context of everything we know. When you go on TV as the former head of the CIA and accuse the President of TREASON, you’d better be 100 percent sure of your intelligence. His accusations last August (long after we knew about the serious problems with bias at the FBI) were so outrageous that even Chuck Todd at NBC called him on it: “A lot of people hear the former CIA director accusing the sitting President of the United States of treason –- that’s monumental, that’s a monumental accusation.” Brennan doubled down, said he regretted nothing, and defended himself by citing his training as an “intelligence professional.” Even now, he can’t come out and apologize humbly for his terrible accusations against the President.

Former FBI officials were tossing out similar accusations as recently as a few weeks ago. Hear any apologies coming from them now? And Adam Schiff, who, sadly, chairs the House Intelligence Committee, is doubling down as well. As William McGurn writes for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, he sounds like O.J. Simpson resolving to find the real killer.

These people speak from positions --- or former positions --- of high authority. That is one big reason why, as of Sunday (after the release of the Mueller report and the announcement that no indictments were called for), according to a FOX News poll, 44 percent of Americans still believe the Trump campaign was compromised by Russia. The Democrats can keep this going as long as they keep calling for “the full report!!” That is a sham; they know that grand jury testimony and material that violates the rights of the innocent cannot be released.

And as long as they maintain their charade, acting as if the report hasn’t even been released, that 44 percent will double down as well. Folks, believing doesn’t make it true. It must take a lot of hate to maintain that fiction. After all, even the most partisan among us should celebrate that we don’t have a President who is beholden to the Kremlin.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mueller-exposes-spy-chiefs-11553555713

As for members of the media, who likewise aren’t rushing to microphones to apologize to the President or the public for getting it wrong, John Steele Gordon, author of AN EMPIRE OF WEALTH, has some choice words for them. He gets it exactly right.

 

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/medias-captain-queeg-moment-collusion/

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Comments 1-25 of 43

  • Brenda bench

    03/31/2019 02:54 PM

    Apologize that probably won't happen.God bless you Gov Huckabee, God bless President Trump and God Bless America

  • Brenda bench

    03/31/2019 02:51 PM

    Apologize that probably won't happen.God bless you Gov Huckabee, God bless President Trump and God Bless America

  • reissa reedy

    03/28/2019 10:53 PM

    What about involvement of Australia and England people in the frameup? Why did they not want this POTUS?

  • Ruth Forester

    03/28/2019 06:35 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, seems blatant, there was a web of corruption! The demorats and their mouthpieces, the lamestream media, are only continuing to pursue the agenda initiated by the previous regime! Obummercontinues to lurkand incite! I've readthat Alinskyplay book,too! Heeven calledhimself "acommunity organizer!" :O HISrecords should beunsealed! Americaneeds toknow! I read his book, also, DreamsFromMyFather... Inhis own words, hestates,that by aboutage 15,hehad rejected hiswhite ancestry! If truth be known, HEwill beknown as themost corrupt,lawless, unconstitutional anti-American, to EVER hold our WH! And the biggest hoax on this country, EVER!

  • Vernon Hinz

    03/28/2019 04:48 PM

    I watched Hannitiy on Fox last night. He really laid it on the line, good for him. He had a good interview with President Trump as well. Everything the two of them said was the hard truth. If the shoe was on the other foot, what a difference it would be

  • rodney burke

    03/28/2019 04:30 PM

    Yes, in a civilized, sane society we would have apologies. the left is neither civilized or sane, that is already documented. They are sociopaths and psychopaths and re on a RR track on way to their own destruction. Reminds me of Sodom and Gomorrah. And later on Rome and maybe the vatican now?

  • Oscar R Williams

    03/28/2019 09:50 AM

    Plainly, these traitors misread The American Citizens. They just KNEW Donald J. Trump could not win the presidency. The "fix" was in. Nevah happen! God Blessed America, and our PRAYERS went directly to His Ear! We ASKED, and we RECEIVED. This putrid, foul spirit living in D.C. has contaminated the Nation for TOO long! Time for surgery. Proceed, Doctor Trump.

  • Carla Bell

    03/28/2019 01:00 AM

    Thank you and God bless you for all you do Gov. Huckabee! It is so hard to stay encouraged in today’s society, but my nightly prayers for good to win over evil were answered. I’m in my mid 40’s and can’t believe the decline in values and morals I’ve seen in my lifetime. I don’t even want my kids to have kids anymore, I don’t want to be a grandma. I used to think poorly about Donald Trump, but I know God can change people. I’ve seen a big change in him and I believe he was raised by God to be POTUS. I knew he was innocent, so did they, they just wanted to do whatever they could to destroy him. I think it is a crying shame what’s been done to the President and the American people. A large number of government officials, mostly Democrats and some Republicans, have WASTED the taxpayers money, and time that could’ve been spent making America even greater than President Trump has made it on his own! I can’t believe all the good he’s been able to do for American life, ending abortion, supporting Israel, defunding The PLO, and so many other things. I thank God for president Trump and I pray for him daily. He deserves an apology, big time, but I don’t think we should hold our breath. They have shown their true moral fiber and character.

  • Ruby Howell

    03/27/2019 10:47 PM

    The Democratic party owes President Trump & his whole family a sincere apology. Now those that started all of this need to be investigated including the wholeObama administration. The Clintons are to be included as well Obama who helped to set all of this into motion.!!!!!

  • Sheila Nelson

    03/27/2019 09:47 PM

    I pray for our president every day.
    Gods will has been done.
    Please relay to Pres. trump to please stop tweeting hateful and hurtful things on twitter. He is his own worst enemy!!

  • Krystyna Orlean

    03/27/2019 08:31 PM

    Apologies ? Dems never will do it.
    We see now Michelle's Obama 'golden thoughts' 'If they go down, we will go high'. We see that now !
    Whole investigation and hate against our President is very sad fact for our country and finally illegal hoax is gone. We don't care about Dems investigation there.
    These sick mentally people forgot who put them in The Congress and what kind of job they should do.

    We are so happy for our President ! But we have advice - Please Mr. President don't glorify Mueller now and call him honorable men. Because he is NOT ! He is another 'Dirty Cap' and his goal was to destroy our President.

    President should be quiet about whole Mueller hoax now, just mentioned that final results are not surprise Him.
    Just do everything with new GA to investigate in details everybody from previous administration.
    We know who started that and who pay for foreign spy to create false accusations agains our President - but every person must be uncovered, prosecuted and go to jail.
    Our country suffered too much during His first two years because of spider web designed by traitors (especially Hillary). New GA should investigate all of them and punish. Then just one Justice for all hopefully will come back to our country.
    We still think that God sent us such taught person to be President of our country who will save us from disaster.
    Good Bless Our President and people like you Mr. Hackabee and your daughter.
    We all are with you.
    We love you and we adore, respect and support our President's any smart decision and we know He will win again in the way like Dems never saw before ! We already feel sorry for them !

  • George Curl

    03/27/2019 08:06 PM

    There will never be any apology in any way, shape, or fashion. They failed in their coup attempt, but will continue to take this administration down one way or another.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/27/2019 06:59 PM

    Thank you for all you are doing. You reap what you sow. They will reap whether officially or with peace. I try to lift up President Trump and his leadership everyday. Truth will win.

  • rodney burke

    03/27/2019 06:21 PM

    Esteemed? our intel community has no shame, no integrity or conscience. Trump was not falsely accused, he was slandered, for 2 years. He was also libeled for 2 years + by raw hatred, and raw stupidity. It is now time for them to pay...the maximum penalty. We need life sentences, and hangings. There is enough treason to last for the next 500 years. Yes, there are too many who MUST be made an example of. The crime is very clear, the penalty is clear, it MUST be executed. Democrats must learn a harsh lesson. As DT said very forcefully, "This should never happen to a president again." It is time for the trials and the punishment.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/27/2019 05:43 PM

    Before these misfits were sworn into office Obama inserted a chip into the brain of these misfits , to be honest, intelligent, logical, caring, and lawful is prohibited. To be very honest I do not want an apology from these hyenas I want convictions and 10 years of fines for the income they got. To use our laws to spy and lie to our judges and to try to bring a United States President out of office should be met with taking 10 years of their income, auction off their homes and other assets just like they did with our American citizens making them use their assets for attorney fees. This can happen anywhere the only way to slow it down or stop it is to get them at their Bank their brain only understands money take their money and assets and all you will have left is a Obama burned out chip there is nothing to these misfits they understand but MONEY MONEY MONEY CORUPT MONEY. Their is no soul to an OBAMA official. Listen and watch you will see the Walking Dead.

  • Harold Levi

    03/27/2019 05:38 PM

    These shenanigans are distractions from the proper operation of our government. We expect to have differences of opinion. However the way the Left (let us call them what they are, Communists!) has attacked the President and with the expressed intent to get him impeached and removed from office is nothing less than Treason! It is time to take the window dressing off and call these people what they are Communists who are trying to overthrow the U.S. Government, which is Treason!!!!!

  • Carmine Fea

    03/27/2019 04:49 PM

    I believe we have witnessed a democrat coup to overthrow a fairly elected republican president and his administration. There must be punishment so this will never happen again in America. There must be investigation and all the guilty participants named and pay a price. But republicans tolerate wrongdoing, as we have also witnessed throughout this sorry episode. Words do not take the place of legal action. Republicans appear weak and ineffective compared with democrats. Where is the republican equivalent of George Soros? The republican national committee is missing. Let's go republicans, step it up! We have an election we must win in 2020.

  • Deborah Hunter

    03/27/2019 04:47 PM

    The left, including most of media, appear to be brainwashed.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    03/27/2019 04:17 PM

    Governor Mike,

    In your summary of the DOJ losers, you said they were either incompetent, or corrupt. I think it is both. As for apologies, before you can apologize, you have to admit you were wrong. No democrat will ever be an adult, because adulthood is the age at which you accept responsibility for your actions. No democrat has accepted responsibility for their actions since John Kennedy.

  • Richard Palmquist

    03/27/2019 04:15 PM

    ACCUSED? Worse. A FALSE REPORT caused the Special Counsel to be chosen. In our county false reports are crimes. So, indict, ignore apology, convict, punish THEN value an apology.

  • jack macdonald

    03/27/2019 03:32 PM

    It doesn't give me great comfort to know that inept morons like Comey, Clapper, and Brennan were trusted with keeping us safe from the Russians. Were they hand picked by that other inept, treasonous moron, Hussein Obama? Who other than a traitor would send $150 Billion to a Terrorist regime that kills Americans and thousands of civilians in the mideast? If this is so clear to me why don't our officials in charge come to this conclusion. Seems pretty obvious to the casual observer. Just curious. jack

  • Kevin J Cook

    03/27/2019 03:08 PM

    It’s both

  • Ann Ault

    03/27/2019 02:55 PM

    I'm afraid it will be a cold day in hell before some of these hate-filled liberals with a lying agenda about President Trump would ever admit that they were wrong about this unmitigated HOAX against the President Donald J. Trump, much less would they apologize about it! They just keep on keepin' on their destructive war path. And I applaud YOU, Mike Huckabee, and pray that YOU will "keep on keepin' on" as you continue to fight the GOD fight! Thank you!

  • Emily R. Bath

    03/27/2019 02:25 PM

    The whole country can't be this stupid! How did the democrats get control of the news media to the extent that it has? We voted Donald Trump into the White House.....there must be some intelligent people out there besides you and me! I keep thinking of the quote about "in the end times men will call evil good and good evil." Why doesn't someone put as much energy into investigating crooked Hillary? I guarantee you it would't take two minutes, never mind two years to come up with a wealth of information against her. In her case Justice isn't just blind, it's deaf, dumb, and crazy.

  • Carol Popp

    03/27/2019 01:56 PM

    Scumbocrats will never apologize and will only ramp up their insane, rabid attacks on our president. All Republicans need to come together to make sure that the real criminals, Obama, Clintons and the rest, who committed this act of treason are brought to justice. NOW!