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July 26, 2019

One of the most insightful pieces I’ve seen about special counsel Robert Mueller was written over a year ago.

You’d think it had come out this morning. Yes, it even uses the word “figurehead” to describe him. It says his presence was “intended to give a name and possible face to an organization that selected him.” This observation was made in March of 2018.

We know without a doubt today that this theory is correct. Indeed, Mueller did not select his team. (It turns out that Andrew Weissmann assembled the group.) This was, in effect, a previously selected and organized team of lawyers and investigators who, in turn, selected HIM.

It’s easy now to see why the Democratic Party pushed so hard for a special counsel. There was a group of anti-Trump career officials who needed a way to stay together after the election, to keep working on the goal they’d had since 2015 of keeping Trump out of power. So what did they do? They simply entered a new phase. Here’s how we break it down:

Phase 1: the FBI’s Mid-Year Exam, designed to keep Hillary as a viable candidate after she had clearly broken the law

Phase 2: the FBI’s use of counterintelligence, Fusion GPS research and surveillance on Trump’s campaign

Phase 3: the post-election Russia-Trump conspiracy, fueled by the special counsel

The special counsel would serve as the cover for Phase 3; that’s why there was such a drumbeat from Democrats who all “got the memo” about calling for one. Day after day, they wouldn’t shut up until they finally got the investigation. And then, with the team and the goal in place, all they needed was a leader to put the right face on it, someone who wouldn’t have to know much about what they were doing, just sign papers and otherwise just leave them alone. Mueller was perfect; why, they could even say that he was a "registered Republican."  But to do it –- at least if he was still of sound mind, which we don’t know for sure –- Mueller had to willingly go along with what was clearly a fraud “of historic scale and consequence.”

One scary thought: unless the swamp really is drained, it doesn’t really matter if someone like Robert Mueller is no longer there and the special counsel’s official work is finished. The group simply re-forms around whatever conditions remain. With the opposition party in power, it no longer reports to work at the Justice Department, but perhaps it goes to work for Fusion GPS or a politically-connected law firm such as Perkins Coie. It still has its many friends in the media as well. For that matter, it probably still has a few friends at the Justice Department. When the opposition party is defeated, it goes right back into government, without missing a beat.

That’s why we need to find out exactly who was involved and what they did, and put them under the jail if necessary.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/31/common-question-how-do-you-square-mueller-in-all-this/

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One of the left’s favorite “fact-check” site, Snopes.com, has been beclowning itself lately by “fact-checking” obviously fake humorous stories from the conservative satire site, the Babylon Bee.  These are usually stories that poke fun at liberal politicians, and we can’t have anyone believing that there’s anything laughable about them.  Snopes’ excuse is that some people might mistake these patently humorous stories for real news – I guess the same people who need warning labels put on forks to keep from sticking them into their ears. 

The Babylon Bee has mostly responded with good-natured satirical stories joking about how clueless and biased Snopes is.

https://babylonbee.com/news/snopes-rolls-out-new-opinion-check-feature

But with its latest “fact-check,” Snopes went too far and pushed a hot button with the Bee’s staff.  The Bee ran a joke story making fun of Georgia Rep. and possible fabulist Erica Thomas, the gist of which was that she accused a white Chick-fil-A clerk of yelling at her to “go back where you came from,” while a review of surveillance video showed that the clerk, who was Chinese, actually said, “My pleasure.”  

Snopes.com not only felt the need to inform people that that wasn’t true, but they went further, reading a lot of dark motives into the story and suggesting that the Bee was trying to “fan the flames” of controversy and “muddy the details” of a real story. They even suggested it might not be satire, but a ruse to mislead the public (even the choice of Chick-fil-A was a red flag of their evil intentions.)

That was too much for Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford, who wrote an epic Twitter thread takedown of Snopes.com and its “egregious” attempt to smear a humor site as rightwing propaganda.  Enjoy it here:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1154465670660329472.html

Snopes.com needs to stick to fact checking actual fake news stories.  It’s not as if there’s any shortage of them.  And quit picking on writers of humor and satire.  They have the hardest job in the world, trying to think up something so ridiculous that somebody like AOC won’t actually say it before their humor piece is published. 

 

 

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Last night, in the wake of Robert Mueller’s titanic testimony to Congress (and I mean “Titanic” in every sense of the world), President Trump gave an exclusive phone interview to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.  They covered a number of topics, from the Mueller hearings to the shameful water attacks on police officers in New York City.  You can read about it and see the full interview here:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-dems-created-this-phony-crime-with-obstruction-claims-in-hannity-interview

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  • Carl Smith

    07/28/2019 11:02 PM

    Had a relative give me grief for years about Snopes being a Factual Fact Checker. Shame he's no longer with us to see the Truth finally come out. Seems to me the Media needs a Fact Check and legislation to be able to financially hurt the Corrupt media when outright Lies and misrepresentation are Printed or Verbalized as TRUTH. Imagine me advocating Lawyers do thier actual Jobs of Protecting the LAW? Their profession is pushing for the Original Sin Title.

  • Chris Blesch

    07/28/2019 03:43 PM

    re. Snopes. I searched this site this week for Holy Land Foundation Trial, which we all know happened but wasn't covered by the Drive By media because something "more important" came up. As expected, there was no result for my query.
    I've noticed for years Snopes is a left leaning functionary ( I believe privately they even sleep on their left side). I employ it only when I want the Left's viewpoint. My liberal friends are dismayed i won't go to Snopes for "accurate" analyses. Oh well...!

  • Rose Santoya

    07/28/2019 03:45 AM

    They are beating this Mueller investigation like a dead horse. When will crooked Hillary be investigated or Obama for treason? Dems are corrupt. Thank God for President Trump. We love your show Mr. Huckabee.

  • Anne Turner

    07/27/2019 04:55 PM

    I am reminded of a famous movie line, “just you wait Enry Higgins, just you wait?” Someday there will be a Dem President and every facet of that person’s personal and professional life will be scrutinized, sifted, and stirred. No one on earth is without sin. Everyone has something the do not want the world to know. The way things are going, some little boy might have snuck a kiss in kindergarten, or perhaps cheated on a test, or in a game. Is it it right take vengeance, of course not, but it will happen even though the GOP is not as good at it as the DNC and the media will try to cover it up.

    Why, oh why, are people like the Clintons so protected when we all know they did criminal things? Ted Kennedy got away with a heinous act of cowardice. What percentage of those self righteous reps in Congress have stepped out on their wives, profited from their office, bullied others, taken contributions they knew to be suspect? No, I don’t think that POTUS is any model of rectitude but don’t you think something would have been found in all those audits his businesses have undergone.I guess Trump is held to a higher standard, Has he taken advantage of young interns, brought women into the White House pool to swim nude (Johnson), slept with countless women while on trips (Kennedy), etc. etc. the hypocrisy is unbelievable.

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  • Audrey Skarness

    07/27/2019 12:32 PM

    Why not just phase out the whole Democratic Party??

  • Mary DeBoe

    07/27/2019 07:34 AM

    Hi Governor,
    I am just wondering if you think the Clinton/Obama regime will ever be ‘officially’ caught, charged and punished for all of crimes we know (and that we haven’t proven yet) they have committed? I am losing faith in our system.
    Mary D
    Michigan

  • JC Holland

    07/27/2019 06:32 AM

    Mike per your above comments, if Hillary clearly broke the law why hasn't she been charged?
    Why hasn't anyone been charged? Hannity and various investigating reporters have laid out the swamp crimes over and over, and yet, still nobody is being charged.
    I believe all these democrats and Soros idiots are guilty but am getting feed up that nobody has been arrested.

  • Anne Amato

    07/27/2019 06:21 AM

    Perhaps just me, but have a very bad feeling about the 2020 election. Think it is going to he an absolute disaster.....with some states even trying to keep President Trump's name OFF the ballot; (don't think they won't try to tie this up is some court or other); absolutely zero interest in most state governments about insuring that only citizens vote; the absolute BS issues with all the "mail-in" ballots; not to mention that there is absolutely zero monitoring of vote counting in most places...and corrupt people in positions of power in some states and counties. EXTERNAL interference in our elections is the least of our worries!
    And...then there is the obvious--people are now under the correct impression that we have a "do nothing" Congress....so....they think..."why vote at all?"
    I have heard this from a few people. So....I hope I am wrong.....but fear I am not....and 2020 may not go well at all.
    What procedures or laws are in place just in case states take cases to court? Is it possible that election results could be held up for an extended period of time if states file court cases? (i have no clue....but...could be a "circus".)
    Bottom line....I do not think this will be easy...so...conservatives need to get out the voters!!!!

  • William Tait

    07/26/2019 10:10 PM

    What about this article why are they even elected?:

    Trevor Loudon's 2019 list of socialists and communists in Congress https://www.trevorloudon.com/2019/02/trevor-loudons-2019-list-of-socialists-and-communists-in-congress/

  • Jerry Korba

    07/26/2019 10:06 PM

    The beat goes on The Hoax has been exposed Mueller didn't want to be a part of this propaganda attempt to continue to embarrass America and our Country. Schiff and Nadler will continue to harass America and our President in front of the World without any care what the effects will have. Iran and North Korea China Russia Syria are cheering on these buffoons for the feeling is they are weakening America and dividing it. Oh the listed above countries can't wait to hear the Socialist candidates coming with the hate for America also a 2 for 1 those countries are jumping up and down with excitement watching their comrades rip on America and our President. Don't think for a second, China wants one of these feeble candidates to become President they are licking their lips hoping one can win. Ask Biden he couldn't make it without China!!!!!!!!!!!! Or Iran!!!!!! Anybody checking on John Kerry?

  • Darlene F. Donston

    07/26/2019 08:25 PM

    SHAMEFUL! and I would think all of this would be against the law and they who were behind this setup would all be put in prison to rot. Just seems like Treason to me!
    By the way.........have a great time on your cruise to Scandinavia and Russia! We will also be along there on the Regal Princess, although I love Azamara Journey the best! lol

  • John Careccia

    07/26/2019 08:20 PM

    Gov Huckabee, I am so glad you exposed Snopes for what they insist on doing with those on the right. Snopes was started by 2 individuals in California in their parent's basement. It has been successful mainly because it goes out of its way to challenge conservative views.
    I enjoy reading your newsletter and the underlying humor you exhibit. Thank You,

  • mark poyhonen

    07/26/2019 06:25 PM

    Snopes is not a reliable source for factual information.

  • Louise Williams

    07/26/2019 06:24 PM

    Thank you for keeping me up to date.

  • Stephen Russell

    07/26/2019 06:21 PM

    Dems put eggs into one basket & thus the outcome,
    No planning, No goals, No looking ahead,
    No backup plans.
    Lose 2020.
    Bribe voters to vote Dem??
    Try getting motivation in CA on LA & SF streets.
    Lies lies & No truth in them & they want US to vote for the same BS.
    Maybe 2% will