February 7, 2020

On Thursday, President Trump held a gathering at the White House to thank his family, supporters and legal team and celebrate his acquittal in the Senate. This ends the travesty of his phony impeachment, which started even before he was inaugurated and went on to shred the Constitution in the attempt to take him down. Of course, like sharks that have to keep swimming and eating to stay alive, his political enemies are still actively searching for some crime to “get” him on. They and their media accomplices were even criticizing him for his remarks during Thursday’s event, slamming him for “not bringing the country together,” if you can believe that.

The President was justifiably outspoken about the attempted coup that took place within the intel bureaucracy. “...If I didn’t fire James Comey, we would have never found this stuff. ‘Cause when I fired that sleazebag, all hell broke out. They were ratting on each other; they were running for the hills. Let’s see what happens...It’s in the hands of some very talented people.” a reference to Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.

When you have a little time (it runs about an hour), you should watch this. It’s Trump at his best and most reflective. Melania is glowing with happiness. Really impressive –- I was glad to see he hasn’t lost his sense of humor after such an ordeal.

As for the false narrative that was created around Trump to remove him from office, one of the Democrats’ big talking points has been that Russia --- not Ukraine --- interfered with our 2016 Presidential election. Anyone suggesting that Ukraine was involved must be saying that Russia’s hands were clean, according to this line of “reasoning.” So, the idea of Ukraine’s involvement had to be coming from some wild-eyed right-wing conspiracy theorist trying to defend President Trump from the charge of being an agent of Vladimir Putin. It followed that Rudy Giuliani couldn’t have had a legitimate reason to look into Ukrainian involvement in 2016; that was merely a pretense for him to look into Joe Biden in anticipation of 2020, they said.

You see the logical flaws in this “either/or” argument. When it’s laid out like this, it makes absolutely no sense. Besides, I thought the left was opposed to “binary” choices, ha. Certs is a candy mint! Certs is a breath mint! Wait, you’re BOTH right! (And for those who remember when SNL was really funny, New Shimmer is a floor wax AND a dessert topping!) It was Russia...AND Ukraine!

Which leads me to some new revelations concerning what happened in Ukraine to launch an investigation of Trump 2016 campaign director Paul Manafort.

Recall that in December of 2018, a Ukrainian court ruled that two government officials, a member of parliament named Sergey Leschenko and (not kidding) the head of the Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, Artem Sytnyk, were found guilty in a Ukrainian court of illegally interfering in the American 2016 election by publicizing the so-called “black ledger” of cash payments to Paul Manafort. That ruling was overturned on a technicality, but what they did to publicize the ledger remains true. THE NEW YORK TIMES was only too happy to break the ledger story in August 2016.

John Solomon has been investigating the origins of this mysterious ledger for a long time now, as Manfort rots in jail, and Leschenko told him in an interview last summer that although he publicized the ledger in 2016, he didn’t think it could be used as evidence in court because there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt that it was authentic. Doubts arose because officials said Manafort was never paid in cash, and the ledger reflected cash payments. The ledger appeared to have been created after the fact.

Once the ledger was made public, though, it led to the firing of Manafort from Trump’s campaign and an investigation that revealed crimes for which he was prosecuted –- by the special counsel, who sought damaging information on Trump. But it was never introduced at his trial or significantly analyzed in Robert Mueller’s report, which found no evidence of “collusion” between Trump and Russia. Mueller never released the “302’s” that would have detailed their conclusions about the ledger.

So, was the ledger a fake, created to provide a pretense to go after Manafort while he was Trump’s campaign director? Solomon has learned there was special counsel testimony attesting to the ledger’s inauthenticity from Manafort’s former business partner Rick Gates. In a “302” (summary of witness testimony) from April of 2018, Gates said, “The black ledger was a fabrication. It was never real, and this fact has since been proven true.” This statement is consistent with what several Ukrainian officials have told Solomon in his quest for the story. But Mueller did not include it.

As Solomon reports, “If true, Gates’ account means the two key pieces of documentary evidence used by the media and FBI to drive the now-debunked Russia collusion narrative --- the Steele dossier and the black ledger --- were at best uncorroborated and at worst disinformation. His account also raises the possibility that someone fabricated the document in Ukraine in an effort to restart investigative efforts on Manafort’s consulting work or to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.”

So, with the “dossier” revealed as a highly imaginative work of fiction paid for by the Hillary campaign and the “black ledger” almost certainly manufactured as well, what happens now? Well, first of all, we need to acknowledge that there was some serious election “meddling” going on in UKRAINE that justified Rudy Giuliani’s desire to uncover it in the interest of his client. Second, our own intelligence bureaucracy needs to be overhauled to stop the use of fake “evidence” to launch investigations for political purposes.

On that score, FBI Director Chris Wray has announced that every FBI official listed in IG Michael Horowitz’s report is being reviewed for possible discipline. “Possible discipline”? That’s not good enough. Wray has kept a low profile in the aftermath of that report, which showed 17 “errors and omissions” in their phony FISA application and three renewals, and it’s difficult to know how determined he is. What’s the goal: to impart genuine reform, or to shore up the FBI’s image? Wray seems mostly interested in rehabilitating their image. Sorry, but an attempt at an “image makeover” isn’t going to cut it.

One encouraging development (hope it ‘s true): The White House is considering dismissing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. This is not “retaliation,” as the media will portray it, but part of a badly needed purge. Details here...

Which brings us back to Trump’s remarks on Thursday. “We’ve been going through this now for over three years,” he said. It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars. And this should never happen to another President, ever.”

Without a complete housecleaning, including criminal prosecutions where appropriate, it most certainly will. (As I mentioned, Democrats are already trying to do it again to President Trump.) And when I say “housecleaning,” I mean the FBI, CIA, DOJ...and, very importantly, the House of Representatives.

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  • Eileen Carter

    02/10/2020 07:13 PM

    Did the House use SS funds for the impeachment? If not, where did the money come from?

  • Chris Jordan

    02/09/2020 03:28 PM

    The FBI, to maintain its credibility and integrity, must be scrutinized and held to the same standards that it would use when doing an independent investigation.

  • Amelia Little

    02/09/2020 11:36 AM

    You have to wonder about the democrats. Already HOW many investigations of Justice Kavanaugh--many before he was even nominated for Justice, then those during the "hearings." So, perhaps by "revisiting" investigations about him--do they think, like they do with President Trump...well, THAT didn't work, THAT was proven to be not true, so let's (wasting time, tax dollars) try to find something, ANYTHING else!!! There is so much real Congressional work to be done--and I would hope their constituents come to realize these democrats are NOT doing anything for them, the citizens of their districts, let alone citizens of the US.

    Maybe my mind just works in a different way than those of the democrats and the msm. But, it's okay, fine and dandy for them to manufacture "evidence" of collusion and meddling? (And squeal like pigs when caught.) THEY can do oppositional "research" making up what they can't find, but, HOW DARE anyone look into THEIR meddling? The democrat meddling that was initially, at least, being investigated was of the 2016 election--you know, the same election THEY were "investigating." Of course, we now know WHY they were scared of that--because there was not only 2016 meddling on their part, but CONTINUED meddling, and the corruption of the bidens, and it seems now, possibly kerry, romney and pelosi to start with? WE can investigate the Republican candidate, but YOU can't investigate ANY democrat candidate!!!! just smh.

    One thing about the comey firing that I haven't seen reference to for some time. The DEMOCRATS were calling for his head right up until the date he was fired--when it happened--OMG!! The sky is falling!!! AND, it seems that some time before he was fired, rosenstein wrote a letter to the President RECOMMENDING he be fired!! (Of course, we now know that was part of a plan to open the door--even if it's unlegal--for comey to take classified information to a friend to give to a friend in the press. They were probably CHOMPING at the bit for this to happen!!!) So, yes, the President DID fire comey--but the democrats were calling for it louder and longer than the Republicans.

    I am one who thought there should have been a much thorough cleaning of the White House staff and ambassadorships and heads of departments like FBI, DOJ, etc. Sure, the left would be screaming--but look how quickly previous Presidents weeded out those who did not agree with their agendas. Actually, some of the obama ambassadors were reported to have already packed their bags--either because they figured they would be asked to leave or, (I'm sure there are ethical people still out there) because they did not feel they could serve under this President. In fact, according to google (speaking of vindman) obama scrubbed 197 military officials from important positions in his first 5 years.

  • Don Chenault

    02/08/2020 04:44 PM

    adam schiff should be investigated by somebody like rudy g... the good ole boy network in house of reps and senate will never do it...if schiff were a repub the dimms would already have impeached him...

  • Dee Dodge

    02/08/2020 02:34 PM

    So glad to read all of that Governor. But I don't think it will stop them and I worry about folks I know who believe all that the media tells them. So, what happens to Paul Manafort. Should he be in prison? If everything is fabricated, then shouldn't he go free. I feel sorry for him, no one deserved what they did to him in the solitary confinement. Everything is so criminal, how come "no one is above the law" accept the Democrats. The impeachment team should be fired or impeached themselves. It makes me angry and totally helpless. If they can do this too our President and his people, what could they do to any of us they wanted to?

  • Nedda Nelson

    02/08/2020 09:53 AM

    And get house cleaning down to city councilman, mayor and especially Mitt Romney. President Trump we the people are behind you and so proud to call you our President. Drain the CIA, FBI, DOJ, and don't forget a single person who condoned the witch hunt This corruption needs to be punished to protect our President.

  • John A. Alvarez

    02/08/2020 04:39 AM

    Sad that the hatred for our President resulted in all of this malarkey. Time and money wasted that can never be recovered thanks to the Democrats.

  • Granny Anne

    02/07/2020 10:36 PM

    I do hope that Democrat heads will roll over the corrupt and hateful way they have put our President, his family and all the American people through....but I'll believe it when I see it. I'd like to see it start at Hillary and Bill and all the way down.

  • Dusty

    02/07/2020 09:12 PM

    I heard this talk he gave on his own. I hope he realizes that it is not who he is that is the problem but that the liberal press today had to have Hillary who as a woman I have never liked this woman. She and Pelosi are like two peas in a pod mean cruel nasty women. I wish the President would now just step back off of twitter and let the voters for him take over the attacks. He sticks to positive only talk of all he has done and is doing. This has been and inside our Govt set up and attack of those who in DC have had control for too long? We have seen this go on day after day the hatred and how they have put this out to attack anyone who backed you anyway they could do this. Some at the prayer meeting were upset he took the time to attack some of his enemies. I know probably not the place to do this but he is so tired of all of this and wants to clear the air over who were these people. No more let it go and let the other investigations move forward. Have Gov people see what Glenn Beck has on his special series I tell everyone and his one last night was full of real evidence on the Ukraine and the people involved with Burisma. No wonder the liberal press does not want to check this out or let us the people know about our Tax dollars and who controlled some of this. The Congress needs to see all of these that Glenn Beck has had his investigative team find and prove the facts of what went down in the Ukraine. Not good at all.

  • Veronica Parrino

    02/07/2020 07:33 PM

    This article was greatly informative and shows how epic this coup is!

  • Mike

    02/07/2020 06:35 PM

    Neither the President, nor We the People will see Keep America Great if the President cannot get rid of all the Obama holdovers, the traitors, the never-Trumpers. We will not see a Keep America Great until this deep corrupt swamp is drained.Not an easy task! We cannot Keep America Great while so many are not held accountable with severe consequences upon conviction- like Hillary, Biden, Schiff, Pelosi and one very lengthy list of so many& so many issues and scandals swept under the rug. And when the President gets elected for his second term, we cannot Keep America Great as long as we have sanctuary states & cities. And we cannot Keep America Great without secure borders . . . . .and the list goes on. But if we the conservatives, Patriots, etc. want to Keep America Great- Vote Republican !!!!

  • Thomas R Sprenger

    02/07/2020 05:25 PM

    Pelosi and Schumer are amazing. I am sorry for the people of California and New York who can not see that. I go out of my way to not spend money directly in either of those two states.

  • Susan

    02/07/2020 05:07 PM

    I can't wait for the President to get ball rolling on Term Limits in Congress. A concept that is long overdue.


    02/07/2020 05:05 PM

    I back the President's policies but his foul language and tweets are getting bad. I wish he would take the high ground against these crazy liberals and quit sounding off on rants. These things make him less than he is. I appreciate his anger but just let them look like the fools they are and not go to their level.

  • Carol Kloberdanz

    02/07/2020 04:28 PM

    We, the people, want to see all those involved in this ongoing attempted coup arrested for sedition.

  • Marilyn Fischer

    02/07/2020 04:19 PM

    Yes, Mike!! GOD protects the TRUTH by exposing the LIES (and liars!!) I've been watch the His Glory programs: MUCH is being revealed that must be dealt with, for America to become "clean"!!!

  • Gary Schuetz

    02/07/2020 03:54 PM

    DRAIN THE SWAMP!!! No rest for the traitors that Trump has outed. Under the Patriot Act, traitors involved with the insurrection starting with the clintons, CIA operatives all the way into the FBI, DOJ and the loud-mouthed democrats in congress. Clean it up publicly....put it on CSPAN and demonstrate to the world how American Truth and Justice can still prevail. IGWT

  • Robin H Lightner

    02/07/2020 03:54 PM

    You are so right. I fear that this will just go on for as long as Trump is President and should a Republican win in 2024 he will be attacked by the Dems also. Democrats are deplorable!!! And very dishonest people. I have had dealings with an FBI agent and that organization MUST be investigated and a bunch fired. The man I dealt with was a clone of Comey . Very sad our country has come to this and we can't trust anyone any more.

  • Robbie Mize

    02/07/2020 03:38 PM

    It never ends. I just received a newsletter today that said Nadler is going to revisit the Kavenaugh hearings as he believes he was not investigated enough. I know this is off the your subject today but I am hoping you will have comments on it soon. I think this man along with all his cohorts are literally crazy. They need treatment. And I know I am not the only one who sees they are committing political suicide.....well, except for their fellow Democrats obviously.

  • Karen Davis

    02/07/2020 03:32 PM

    Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for speaking out and showing people the truth. I love how you deliver the truths. I usually chuckle now and then.
    I’m not happy that the media is reporting that “Trump won’t let it go” (referring to his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast and then the meeting at the White House. My goodness what do they expect! This has been going on since before the President was elected in 2016. The Left has been trying to remove him and undo our election ever since as well. He and his family have been through enough. I don’t believe there are very many people in this country who could hold up as well as he does under all this. Thank you and his other friends for standing with him. I’m sure that helps him keep going.

  • Jimmy Humphrey

    02/07/2020 03:29 PM

    Jumping up and down on the acquittal only at 3/4 speed. These left criminals will not give up trying to find where he spit on the side walk somewhere to start this &);/)$&& over again. Please say it so Joe.

  • Jerry Korba

    02/07/2020 02:42 PM

    I wanted Donald to clean that mess up shortly after he took the office. I disliked all the scandals that were covered up by Obama's Mob. As i mentioned numerous times Obama put these fall guys in charge of foreign oversight guys like Biden was just smart enough to be corrupt but dumb enough to get caught Obama kept putting that dummy out there China Ukraine Russia chasing American tax dollars in the name of aid Biden was the bait bribery the game everybody got a percentage Biden took all the risk. He was so stupid he had to brag how important he was in front of the world no less. I hope Trump had all of Obama's spy ring under surveillance the last 3 years to put them away for life that would make me very happy.

  • James R Harrington

    02/07/2020 02:42 PM

    Question... How realistic is a complete "housecleaning?"
    It needs to be done.

  • Giovanni Catanese

    02/07/2020 02:36 PM

    Great article. However, please tell the President that endless investigation of wrongdoings are worthless IF no one is ever held accountable and GOES to jail. People already don't trust the government in general and, based on facts they do not trust the justice system to be fair and impartial. Too many "elite" seem to escape it. It MUST STOP! Restore the People's confidence by ensuring that "Justice in America" is equal for all. The Dems kept saying during the impeachment that nobody is above the law; well let's ensure that even Congress, among many others, is NOT above the law! The taxpayers like me have had enough of the BS and injustice!

  • Liz Townsend

    02/07/2020 02:36 PM

    Great article as all yours are. Thanks for the truth!!!
    God Bless you and yours....