Evening Edition - December 21

December 21, 2019 |

I’ve been referring for a while now to the House Democrats’ “impeachment” of President Trump as theater, but maybe a more accurate comparison would be to a bad movie. A lot of money and trouble went into making it, but once it was done, the producer (Nancy Pelosi) got a good look at it, realized it was a dog that would never play, and is trying to quietly dispose of it by dumping it on the straight-to-video market.

How else to explain the dizzying logic of claiming that Trump is such an existential danger to America that he must be impeached RIGHT NOW, even before Christmas...and then refusing to send the case to the Senate and adjourning until January, after inviting Trump to come to the House and give his State of the Union Address on February 4th?

She claims the invitation is in “the spirit of respecting our Constitution,” but why would she start doing that now? More likely, it’s because she knows Trump will still be President, so it’s in the spirit of finally respecting reality.  By the way, if she expects both the nation and the Constitution to still be around in February, then obviously, she doesn’t really believe Trump is an immediate existential danger. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/pelosi-invites-trump-deliver-state-union-spirit-respecting-constitution/

Rep. Devin Nunes, who has a demonstrated history of being able to sniff out fraudulent partisan fish stories, said that Pelosi’s refusal to send the articles to the Senate unless she gets to dictate the terms of a “fair trial” (which she knows she has no power to do) proves this was always a “fake impeachment,” presumably just to mollify the rabid anti-Trumpers in her party who’ve been demanding he be impeached since he was elected.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bottom-falls-nunes-declares-impeachment-fact-fake/

(On a side note, some conspiracy-minded folks are suggesting that Pelosi will hold off until after the 2020 elections, in hopes the Democrats win back the Senate, then rubber-stamp it for an equally unfair, partisan, evidence-free conviction.  Two problems with that: it’s highly questionable that articles of impeachment passed by a House that no longer exists would legally still be in effect for a future Senate.  Also, it requires a two-thirds vote to impeach, and just by doing this, the Democrats are making it more likely that they will lose seats in the next election.  With Trump on the top of the ticket, there won’t be an off-year “blue wave.”)  

Naturally, Trump doesn’t want to let Pelosi get away with this unprecedented dirty trick of using a fake impeachment to hang over his head, so he tweeted this:

“So after the Democrats gave me no Due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial. Actually, they have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!”

Certainly understandable.  But if I were a betting man, I’d say the smart money will be on Pelosi never sending her garbage document over, Mitch McConnell declaring it a dead issue for lack of action by the House (which as even one of the Democrats' anti-Trump law professors told them, would mean he was never officially impeached at all), and then the Senate can start subpoenaing people to untangle the genesis of this whole dark chapter in US political history and maybe uncover the real corruption it was intended to hide.  

 

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A big salute to all the members of multiple law enforcement agencies who were involved in the takedown of a massive crime syndicate in New York run by the vicious Central American gang, MS-13.  The operation resulted in the arrest of 96 gangsters on 77 charges, including illegal weapons sales and possession and conspiracy to commit murder.

Authorities say the bust foiled at least seven alleged murder plots and resulted in the confiscation of “substantial amounts of cocaine and the deadlier opioid fentanyl, as well as handguns, long guns, machetes and $200,000 in cash.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/law-enforcement-takes-96-ms-13-members-largest-ever-bust-kind/

Those arrested range in age from 59 down as young as 16, and include both US citizens and illegal immigrants.  In other words, these are the young MS-13 gang members that President Trump said we need to keep out of the US (or as the Democrats call them, "immigrant children.") In fact, it was at a rally in this exact area in New York in 2017 where he said, “They kidnap, they extort, they rape and they rob. They prey on children. They shouldn’t be here.”

For that, he was falsely accused of being a racist, and referring to all Mexicans or all immigrants as murderers and rapists. Maybe this story will finally make it clear what he was really talking about. Click on the link to read the disturbing detailing and see the pictures.  And remember, these people particularly flock to “sanctuary cities” where law enforcement refuses to work with ICE and they get to roam free, preying on American citizens.  If you live in one of those cities, I pray for your safety, and that you can muster the votes to replace your misguided local officials.  

 

 

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I’ve long noticed that about the only time the mainstream media give positive coverage anymore to people of faith is when they can find someone who will attack other people of faith, or who will take the leftist side in a political issue. So naturally, when the magazine Christianity Today, which was founded by the Rev. Billy Graham, published an editorial endorsing the impeachment and removal of President Trump, that got all kinds of media coverage.  The editor even cited Graham’s name

That fired up the Rev. Franklin Graham, who wrote: “Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed.” He said Christianity Today had moved to the left and “now represents the elitist liberal wing of evangelicalism.” He pointed out that no Republicans, many of whom are strong Christians, were convinced by the “evidence,” and neither were a couple of Democrats. He called the impeachment vote “politically motivated, 100% partisan,” and said Trump has been a pro-life champion and a staunch defender of religious freedom.

He also revealed for the first time that his late father voted for Trump, believing him to be “the man for this hour in history for our nation.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/franklin-graham-issues-fiery-rebuttal-christianity-today-invoking-father-call-trumps-removal/

Now, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you the reason that Christianity Today gave for demanding Trump’s removal, so I will quote their editorial verbatim:

“But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

My response: Weeks of the most partisan, rigged proceedings imaginable produced no evidence that Trump did that, beyond second- and third-hand hearsay.  All of the principals (including the Ukrainian President Trump was allegedly pressuring) denied it. None of the alleged “witnesses” actually witnessed anything.  The one person who claimed it was definitely true (and who turned out to be the poisoned well that was the source of all the other hearsay) folded like a garage sale card table under questioning, admitting that the one time he talked to Trump, Trump said the exact opposite and denied that he wanted any quid pro quo. 

By claiming that the “facts are unambiguous” that Trump is guilty, Christianity Today is plainly lying to its readers. I find that to be profoundly immoral. Maybe they should drop the politics and get back to reading the Bible. If so, they might stumble across a line in Exodus that most of us know as the Eighth Commandment:

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."

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Starting Monday, my staffers and I will be taking a much-needed Christmas week break from the news.  But fear not: like Santa’s toys, the Huckabee newsletter will continue to be delivered all over the world!

Back when I was doing the “Huckabee Report” radio show and had just written my book, “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners to share their favorite holiday memories. We received so many incredible stories, from the hilarious to the miraculous, that it became a holiday tradition.  This year, I’ve gathered a selection of some of my favorite stories that remind of us of the true meaning of Christmas. Some you may have heard before, and others are being shared here for the first time, but I’m sure you’ll love them all.

Of course, if anything happens that’s so important, it’s worth me stopping playing with my grandchildren to write about it, I will (but don’t count on that!)  Give yourself a break, too: just tune out the noise, politics and divisiveness and enjoy this happy season. 

And if you have a treasured family Christmas story you’d like to share in the comments, I’d love to read it.  Please be advised though (here comes the legal boilerplate) that by doing so, you grant us the right to share your story with others in the future in various media.  For instance, if you have a great story like the ones I’m sharing this year, I might lift it out of the comments and share it with everyone next year. 

Thank you for your support of this newsletter and my website and TV show in 2019.  I hope you’ll enjoy next week’s special Christmas editions, and have a blessed and Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!  

 

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  • Linda Threlkeld

    12/22/2019 05:08 PM

    If I wanted to donate to a pro-Israel group who would you suggest?
    I have been giving to The Joshua Fund----Joel Rosenberg but want to change.

    Thanks for your input. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Linda Threlkeld

  • Francis Xavier Rullan

    12/22/2019 01:12 PM

    Mike, our family wishes you and your family a very Blessed Christmas!

  • john C hashagen

    12/22/2019 01:08 PM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Floyd A Unger

    12/22/2019 12:40 PM

    Excellent work. Thank you again. Merry Christmas

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    12/22/2019 12:08 PM

    To you, Governor, and the entire Huckabee family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy those grands!

  • Dot whitley

    12/22/2019 11:22 AM

    I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas ,and a much needed rest together.
    This is always the most beautiful time of the year. Things that are always dear to our hearts, seem to be even more so at Christmas. Unbelievers are even blessed,and don't realize why.
    Dot Whitley

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    12/22/2019 11:19 AM

    President Trump is really delivering on the promises he made to the American people. And it's becoming more and more obvious that the people who can't stomach the changes he is enacting are criminals themselves.

  • DonnaB. Klamm

    12/22/2019 11:13 AM

    I really enjoy your messages ! Always a sane logic and uplift to my day, regardless of what the "press" is saying (which I don't believe anyway )!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

  • Dusty

    12/22/2019 10:59 AM

    Governor , wishing you and your lovely family the best Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God Bless you for standing there and fighting for this President. Take care. Ole Ga Lady.

  • Rachel L. Laster

    12/22/2019 10:50 AM

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • Rufus Rutland

    12/22/2019 09:16 AM

    Merry Christmas Governor

  • Martha Delaney

    12/22/2019 08:38 AM

    Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas and tell you how much I enjoy you!

  • Kathy Graeve

    12/22/2019 08:04 AM

    Wonderful job on supporting our great president . Thanks for all you do.
    Thanks for telling us about chick a filet a while ago. I wrote the company. Tried to mail to you. It came back.
    Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family.
    Especially dear Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her great work.
    From Iowa

  • Linda O

    12/22/2019 08:00 AM

    I listened to a OAN investigative interview. A reporter actually went to Ukraine and interviewed real witnesses. It was revealed that Rudy G. Was actually investigating Ukraine corruption and Barisma long before Biden ever even entered the race. So the bull Schiff that the American media is putting out there is just not true.

  • Kathleen Berenguer

    12/22/2019 07:56 AM

    I truly love your newsletters. They are a joy to read in the midst of the fake news trolling all media. I look forward to reading them again after your Christmas (yes, CHRISTMAS) break. Merry Christmas to the Huckabee Family.

  • Carolyn Wilt

    12/22/2019 07:35 AM

    Thank you for all the “ news” you send each day.
    Wishing you And your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

  • Margaret emerson

    12/22/2019 06:50 AM

    Thanks for your e-mail and news..I also like Franklin Graham as he is fighting back against the left.. He likes Trump..Merry Christmas!

  • John Maso

    12/22/2019 05:16 AM

    Everyone makes mistakes now and then.
    You and I gain respect when we admit the error!
    The Democrats in Congress have a Golden Opportunity to admit
    Their misdirected Bad Behavior?
    Rescind THE FAKE IMPEACHMENT and apologize to Americans!
    Sadly Pelosi would probably say she never makes mistakes!

  • Wanda Magdalen

    12/22/2019 05:02 AM

    My husband and I want together wish you, Governor, and all your family a very merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! God Bless you for standing with President Trump! Please continue your show, we love it and your online correspondence as well!

  • Maxine Oswalt

    12/22/2019 04:36 AM

    Thank you Mike and Staff
    I always appreciate your TRUTHFUL reporting and count on it
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR
    Lets get our wonderful President Trump Re-elected in 2020!

  • Karen Kelly

    12/22/2019 04:35 AM

    Merry Christmas and a blessed and happy New Year to you and yours??
    Thank you for your honest remarks and sharing the truth of what goes on in our government. May God continue to bless you and give you your wonderful sense of humor ??

  • SAM CHRISTOPHER FLANAGAN

    12/22/2019 03:06 AM

    POTUS is correct: Pelosi is overrated & incompetent. She gets great A/V press though strutting around looking well heeled. It's time for purveyors of this approach to acknowledge alternatives to political information other than cable news. Frankly I've several "apps" running concurrently on my wide screen Apple desk top. Propaganda roll video gets 2nd layered until a content reset.

  • Susan Haikkila

    12/22/2019 01:32 AM

    Huck, did I miss the link to the Christmas stories?

  • Frances Flinchum

    12/22/2019 12:28 AM

    Thank you for giving us a humorous version of the crazy Washington politics. A laugh a day I need. The first speech I heard you give long ago after your weight loss, you made me think . Although you would be a good president being from Hope Arkansas would prevent it after Bill Clinton’s fiasco. Please continue to inform us of the truth in an enjoyable format.