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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  • Larry Lyons

    02/07/2020 02:35 PM

    We myself and my wife Shirley support our President TrumpP

  • Wanda H Voigt

    02/07/2020 02:35 PM

    I LOVED President Trumps speech Thursday! I wholeheartedly agree with you Governor! Let’s fully drain the swamp!

  • Floyd Hale

    02/07/2020 02:11 PM

    I agree that there needs to be a complete house cleaning !!!!!!

  • Casey Eckert

    02/07/2020 02:01 PM

    I pray daily that what happened to our President - the evil and hateful efforts to get him out of office from the very first day he announced his candidacy - will be uncovered by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham and that there will be CONSEQUENCES for those who broke the law and not just be allowed to slither away like the snakes they are!

  • Nancy

    02/07/2020 01:59 PM

    Success is the best revenge! Keep working hard for a grateful nation!

  • Pam Junkersfeld

    02/07/2020 01:57 PM

    You are so right Gov. they ALL need cleaned and scrubbed! I pray that America will not only re elect our President but also place non corrupt Republicans in the House and keep the Senate. If possible exchange Mr Romney with a fair Republican. God Bless America. Thx Gov.

  • Casey Eckert

    02/07/2020 01:56 PM

    I pray daily that what happened to our President - the evil and hateful efforts to get him out of office from the very first day he announced his candidacy - will be uncovered by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham and that there will be CONSEQUENCES for those who broke the law and not just be allowed to slither away like the snakes they are!

  • Marilyn McDonald

    02/07/2020 01:55 PM

    We can hope and pray that this housecleaning is going on now and continues until all the crooks have been removed. Hopefully the guilty ones will be in jail and the innocent will be vindicated. It certainly sounds like there are some innocent people in jail who don’t belong there. This should not be happening in the United States of America.

  • Harriet Arrasmith

    02/07/2020 01:47 PM

    Unfortunately, they all belong to the 'untouchables'.
    I doubt, however earned and necessary, justice will never come about.

  • Charles McCord

    02/07/2020 01:30 PM

    ...Not one individual in President Trump’s base is going to be satisfied with anything short of prosecutions and prison, if necessary, for EVERY cabal culprit. Not one should be allowed an escape. None!


    02/07/2020 01:05 PM


  • rodney burke

    02/07/2020 01:04 PM

    yes, Mike, house clean dems and we can start with the entire CA delegation. Ugh! What a mess. In contrast, We have Issa and Nunes who shine like a beacon in the night in comparison. The two senators should also be removed as they have truly like schumer and Booker/Warren contaminated the senate. sadly all the left had was what they had to fabricate which is being debunked on a regular basis. DT can be who he is because he knew from the START what it was and that is was all false. I don't know if anyone else, could have withstood three years of this onslaught, Each of the 16 candidates including you are the only ones who can answer that question. I think Wray is not a leader and he needs to be replaced with one who is, perhaps within the FBI. Wray has been FAR too passive in the last two years and that is not what is needed now.

  • Anne Knowlton

    02/07/2020 12:59 PM

    AMEN!! When is the Durham report coming out?!? It better have strong teeth in it to flush out these vermin!!

  • Manuel M Garcia

    02/07/2020 12:55 PM

    There is no Democrat party. There is a SOCIALIST Party disguised as democrats. They are behind the efforts to destroy the presidency, the Constitution and the country. It is time for all the AG and DOJ investigations to start charging these traitors and prosecuting them. The best defense is an offense.

  • Wanda Robbins

    02/07/2020 12:52 PM


  • Nancy Femenella

    02/07/2020 12:49 PM

    Dear Go. Huckabee,
    I read and enjoy your articles. You have such good character??
    I only want to say I pray for all Republicans who stand with our President. I fervently pray for God’s light to shine upon all evil which is formed against POTUS. And that they be exposed and removed from their positions.
    I pray this in Jesus’ Holy Holy Holy name. He tells us where two or more are gathered He is there in the midst. He hears and answers our prayers.
    Thank you for allowing me to express my gratitude and fervent prayers in response to your post.
    Nancy Femenella

  • Sharon James

    02/07/2020 12:41 PM

    JW has been running articles that the country is giving more money than ever before to terrorist groups! Is President Trump even aware and why aren’t we stopping it?

  • Linda Orf

    02/07/2020 12:40 PM

    Failure to prosecute and jail in many cases those guilty of abusing the powers of the FBI will show those who follow , thinking to do the same, to do exactly the same because they see no consequences of such criminal behavior.
    Next, failure to hold accountable each and every one will fail to restore the faith and respect the American people have lost for these investigative bodies.

  • Vicki

    02/07/2020 12:33 PM

    And my head continues to spin..

  • Arlene R. Metrione

    02/07/2020 12:32 PM

    I think what happened to our President is absolutely terrible and something that never should have happened. But there are times when he isn't very "Presidential" and says things that never should be expressed by someone in his position! It sets a terrible example and equal to the bad behavior of the Speaker of the House! So in the end, both walk away and leave disappointment for those who look up to both offices as leaders of our Nation.

  • Anna Kania

    02/07/2020 12:26 PM

    I am appalled that Nancy Pelosi would publicly state the president was sedated or on drugs during SOTU. President Trump should sue her for slander!
    How can any "evidence" be considered worthy when it ALL was based on a lie/deception?

  • Robert Deplorable Baublitz

    02/07/2020 12:26 PM

    Let the purge begin! And thank you Father God that it will be thorough.

  • John Snell

    02/07/2020 12:23 PM

    The part of the script that Schiff could not write was the verdict.

  • Charlene Mann

    02/07/2020 12:20 PM

    Good report Governor. Why doesn't the President get Manafort released and exonerated? Others who on the 'crooks' side are free and those that didn't give false information on the President are not. We've got to have better laws that politicians aren't above the law and shouldn't get special treatment than we the ordinary citizens have.

  • George Reynolds

    02/07/2020 12:13 PM

    If the evidence against Manafort is at best "uncorroborated" and at worst, "fabricated", can't Manafort be exonerated and released from prison?