Morning Edition - May 8

May 8, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

May 8, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

 

 

TRANSCRIPT SHOWS OBAMA KNEW ABOUT FBI TARGETING FLYNN

It always defied logic to think President Obama wasn’t in the loop when it came to the “Trump/Russia” investigation and the targeting of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. And now, a just-released document confirms that he was. This knowledge comes from an unexpected source, then-deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in the “302” notes from her interview with the FBI during the special counsel investigation. These notes were filed by the Justice Department on Wednesday with Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss charges against Flynn.

The plot turns on that now-infamous January 5, 2017, meeting in the Oval Office. President-elect Donald Trump would be taking office on January 20, and Flynn would be “ambushed” at his new White House digs on January 24. On January 4, the day before the White House meeting, FBI investigators had notified top FBI officials that they were dropping the Flynn investigation, as nothing incriminating (“derogatory”) had been found. Having the target turn up clean seems like an excellent reason for closing a case, but FBI official Peter Strzok had immediately notified them to keep it open, as the “7th Floor” –- Director Comey and other top-tier officials –- was involved.

The only reason Strzok would’ve had to keep the case open was so they could connive their way into a surprise interview with Flynn, challenge his memory of something they already knew, and get him to “lie” about something that was absolutely in his purview to do, Logan Act or no Logan Act. The whole idea of him “lying” to them was a joke, as he knew from his experience in intel that any phone conversation with a foreign ambassador would’ve been recorded.

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VE-DAY

It’s easy to lose track of the days when you’re locked down for weeks and the news is all coronavirus all the time, but we must not overlook that today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day. That was the date in 1945 when Germany formally surrendered to Allied Forces, ending World War II in Europe.

For those who think we’re currently living through the worst times ever, there is an excellent reminder of the terrible toll that war took in Europe and what VE Day meant to those who lived through it. Appropriately enough, it’s at the Victory Girls blog.

"NO GOOD DEED GOES UNTAXED" DEPT.

For all of those swooning over what a marvelous job New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done in dealing with the coronavirus, I have two points:

1. Do some more research.

2. Note that he’s actually trying to blackmail the federal government into bailing out New York by taxing volunteers who came from other states to help New Yorkers with the coronavirus. Under state law, if you work in New York for more than 14 days, you have to pay state income tax on what you earned during that period. Cuomo is demanding that people who volunteered their time and risked their lives pay New York taxes on any money they earned (even if they were paid back in their home states.) Yes, that includes the volunteers of the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, who have already been “thanked” for setting up a free hospital by being slandered and told to go home by the New York City Council Speaker. Even worse than the tax bill is all the compliance with the layers of blue state tax paperwork. Talk about biting the hand that heals you!

When asked about waiving the tax, Cuomo refused, saying, “So there’s a lot of good things I would like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money, when I can’t even pay the essential services. We are in dire financial need.”

I would point out that New York didn’t have to pay for some essential services, like that Samaritan's Purse hospital, because the volunteers they’re trying to punish provided it for free. If New York is going to tax them for working there for free, maybe they should send New York a bill for the work they did for the state and tell them to withhold the taxes from that.

For the record, New York has already received a vast amount of federal aid and is eligible for more, but Republicans in DC don’t want to bail out blue states for longstanding debts that are the result of bad policies unrelated to the coronavirus. Also, I’d like to call your attention to the way Cuomo described not taxing money away from volunteer workers as him “spending money.” Why, it’s almost as if liberals believe that all the money belongs to them, and if they’re feeling generous, they might let you keep a little of your own paycheck.

In fact, it’s always been exactly like that everywhere, but this may be the most outrageous example of it so far.

HATE SPEECH IN SAN ANTONIO

The City Council of San Antonio, one of several big city pockets of wacky liberalism in the great state of Texas, passed a resolution declaring the phrase “Chinese virus” to be a “hate speech” term. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz quite rightly blasted the resolution as “nuts,” which they probably also consider to be a hate speech term.

Around here, we refer to it as the COVID-19 (Chinese) virus, because that gives the delicate sensibility crowd the meaningless technical term they like, while also identifying exactly where it came from (China), just as the terms Ebola and German measles tells us where those diseases originated. Claiming that “Chinese virus” is hate speech is like claiming that “Mexican food” is hate speech. It just tells you where it came from. I would have used the example of “Chinese food,” but the Chinese food we know is nothing like what they actually eat in China, and bringing up that subject might make the San Antonio City Council fall on their fainting couches.

"ASIAN MURDER HORNETS"

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, the media are trying to convince us that we’re under attack by “Asian Murder Hornets,” which surprisingly is neither a motorcycle gang nor a rock band (but I bet it will soon be both.) They’re actually large hornets with a really scary name. But here’s something to ease your anxiety, unless you’re a beekeeper.

Oh, I should probably warn you that the bug experts in the article say that if there’s a real “murder insect” out there, it’s mosquitoes, but people don’t think twice about them. Well, just wait until the media start calling them “Murder Mosquitoes” and blaming them on Trump.

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (KJV)

 



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  • Firewagon

    05/08/2020 05:10 PM

    I'm old so as Nikki Haley might not say, I do get confused from time to time. That said, however, I am not confused as to the reasons so many states continue their slide into bankruptcy and beyond. The reason America has many FAILING states is that thing called the American Electorate.

    Although nearly ALL talking heads as well as 'elected' officials all make the same claim that "the American people are NOT stupid," as ole Forrest would say, "Stupid Is As Stupid Does," and that vaunted Electorate elects the same incompetents (read DemonRATS) election after election proving Einstein's definition of 'insanity,' "Doing the Same Thing Time After Time and Expecting A Different Result!"

    NY needs relief? Absootootly! Relief from the Cuomos and Deblasios it enshrines to maintain that 'boot on the necks' of NY's citizens. The American Electorate: intelligent, evolved, discriminating, and 'smart?' Please, as John Stossel would say, "GIVE ME A BREAK!"

    Last, but not least, I VOTE NO, absolutely NOT, to sending one 'worthless' cent of my tax money to help ANY of these states, and especially ANY claiming to be 'sanctuary states!'

  • Paul Kern

    05/08/2020 04:48 PM

    I appreciate the honest articles you put out. Not fear mongering.
    We are definitely in a spiritual battle and I am seeing too much hype from phony prosperity teachers. Also fear mongering by some conservatives including Trump campaign people. All emphasizing need for a bigger war chest. As if that will defeat the enemies motivated by Satan to tear down America and Israel.
    It looks as if America is won or saved by huge war chests.
    It would be nice if you had people in your show who would present that balance.

  • Jimmy Sprinkle Sr

    05/08/2020 04:47 PM

    Fauci knew about HCQ in 2005 - nobody needed to die
    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/200427

  • Paul Kern

    05/08/2020 04:47 PM

    I appreciate the honest articles you put out. Not fear mongering.
    We are definitely in a spiritual battle and I am seeing too much hype from phony prosperity teachers. Also fear mongering by some conservatives including Trump campaign people. All emphasizing need for a bigger war chest. As if that will defeat the enemies motivated by Satan to tear down America and Israel.
    It looks as if America is won or saved by huge war chests.
    It would be nice if you had people in your show who would present that balance.

  • Lisa Ford

    05/08/2020 04:04 PM

    Well how many folks will lineup to volunteer to help NY ever again. The pay they got was battle pay. NYC is its own culture. I worked for a 3rd party repairing the NYC board of ed computers. I have never been so rudly treated & disrespected as a person in all my working years. Always fixed their computers, but last week wasn't fast enough. So when I say, what pay they got was battle pay, I sincerely mean it. I would never live back in the northeast again. And for the gov to actually take taxes. The only thing I can say, stupid is as stupid does. Amazing the stupid brain power of NY. DeBlasio, AOC, whinny Chuckie, Hillary & many many more. Makes one wonder what's in the water. That many crazy brains.

  • Ruth Delfino Spiering

    05/08/2020 03:58 PM

    Thanks for today's Scripture verse...and every other day's verse. I pray folks who don't know the Lord will see it and "search the Word" (name of our website, incidentally). Appreciated your piece on VE Day. Was just looking up its history for a book I'm writing about my dad (he was McDonald's Hamburglar for about 24 years). On VE Day I think we were in Chicago. On VJ Day (Japan...) I think we were in Minneapolis--all this to say - THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY AND THE GOOD ARTICLES YOU WRITE.

  • Peggy Boedecker

    05/08/2020 02:35 PM

    I appreciate your articles being succinct. You use just enough words to tell the story without going on and on and on. It makes me want to read your articles every day

  • Rickie Miyake

    05/08/2020 01:48 PM

    So I'd like to know why isn't there a huge outrage over the term "Asian Murder Hornets" or "Asian Giant Hornets?" Why hasn't the San Antonio council declared this to be hate speech? Because they'll tell you that the hornet originated in Asia? Seems racist to me.

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/08/2020 01:02 PM

    I would comment but I don’t want to be guilty of “Hate Speak”

  • MARK TUERFFS

    05/08/2020 12:46 PM

    Good morning Pastor Mike,

    Your daily messages have been so uplifting in the midst of these troubling times. As a devoted Christ follower I am deeply appreciative. I believe with all my heart that we are going to see a full REVIVAL as a result of this pandemic.

    I have attached below the link to a message preached by Reverend Danny Jones of Northeast Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia. You may have already watched it. If not, I hope you will. I will feel better knowing that you have.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j6yQnU8KsI

    Blessings for continued physical, emotional and spiritual strength,

    Mark Tuerffs
    Yorba Linda, CA

  • Lawrence Foster

    05/08/2020 12:16 PM

    I guess I'm showing my age, but rather than let Obama and the rest of the coup-plotters strut around for CNN and NBC w/PMS in court, I would favor tarring, feathering, and running the entire bunch - Obama, bag-man Holder, Lynch, Brennan Comey, Strzok and the rest of the FBI weasels - out of town on a rail.

    That may be too good for pencil-neck Schiff, however. I think his punishment should be to sit at nanny-Pelosi's feet and listen to her brain-drool forever.

  • Margaret Afonso

    05/08/2020 11:48 AM

    Thank you for sharing the revelant news from the previous day in a concise and will written piece.

  • Stephen Russell

    05/08/2020 11:18 AM

    NY Taxing HC workers bad scene, for Next crisis to hit city IF warrants HC workers, no 1 will go since they'll be taxed unless Cuomo voted out, resigns from office by then.
    Bad optics for ALL
    Next tax tourists to NY 2??
    Was in NYC in 1995 when 007 Goldeneye made debut then