August 27, 2018

My thanks to FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett for appearing with me on “Huckabee” on TBN this past weekend.  In his bestselling book “THE RUSSIA HOAX:  The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump” and in personal interviews, he has an almost startlingly clear way of pointing out what’s going on with Lady Justice’s blindfold these days, as President Trump stands accused of so-called “crimes” that are actually non-crimes and President wannabe Hillary Clinton is excused for “non-crimes” that are actually crimes.  There has never been anything like this in my lifetime.

I’ll tell you who needs to read the book most of all:  anyone who provides commentary on CNN, MSNBC or any one of numerous other news outlets that used to be worthy of at least a little respect.  They should be ashamed of themselves for committing journalistic fraud in their so-called coverage of these investigations.


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On Sunday with Maria Bartiromo, Jarrett expounded on one of the main reasons justice got turned on its head:  the odd job performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ever since his first day at the DOJ.  It started before then, actually, because it’s still a mystery why he took the job in the first place when he decided on DAY ONE that he would recuse himself.  I doubt that many of us were aware of this, but according to Jarrett, Sessions “told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he began his recusal his first day in office.”  Sessions betrayed the President from the outset, Jarrett said, because he concealed the fact that he was going to recuse himself from all things related to Russia and the campaign.  (I would add that the President failed to anticipate the potential problem with appointing someone who’d been involved with the campaign, but even so, Sessions should have brought it up with him before taking the job.)


Jarrett writes in his book about “the law enforcers who became the law breakers,” and points out that Sessions has done precious little to go after them.  Why hasn’t Sessions gone after Hillary Clinton for her large-scale destruction of subpoenaed documents?  Why hasn’t he reopened the investigation of her mishandling of classified information, when literally hundred of thousands of documents found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were never examined?  And why in blazes hasn’t he launched an investigation into her payment, through devious channels, of a British ex-spy to create an anti-Trump “dossier” out of Russian gossip  (the only “Russian collusion” we’ve seen) and the fraudulent use of it by the FBI to deceive the FISA court?


The idea that a Presidential candidate is known to have been behind these things and is getting away with it is so preposterous, it’s hard to believe it isn’t some bizarre work of fiction, even more bizarre than the dossier itself.


Speaking of the dossier, Bruce Ohr, formerly the number-four in command at the Justice Department and also, unbelievably, the husband of Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, will –- finally –- testify behind closed doors before congressional committees on Tuesday.  He has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is why a DOJ official who wasn’t assigned to any part of the “Russia” probe was communicating so extensively with Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “dossier.”  Jarrett says he’s got 63 pages of notes, emails and text messages that Ohr exchanged with Steele.  So far, all of our suspicions about the “Russia” hoax have been proven right, and we know these two were up to no good.  Since Sessions doesn’t appear to be at all interested in the details, it’s just going to take congressional hearings to bring those to light.


Bring ‘em on.  In the meantime, not only should we all read THE RUSSIA HOAX –- Chapter 6 is all about the dossier –- but we should also study up a bit on campaign finance law.  Why?  Well, since no one has been able to tie Trump to Russian collusion, they’re stuck with trying to say he broke campaign finance law.  The fact that campaign finance law is really complicated makes it easier to accuse him.  Trump’s opponents get to put him in a situation in which they can condemn whatever decision he makes.


For example, they’re saying he was wrong –- wait, criminal –- by not counting payments made as part of non-disclosure agreements as campaign contributions.  But if he HAD called them campaign contributions and used campaign funds for the payoffs, they would be saying he’d violated the law by diverting campaign funds for his personal use.  Either way, they’d say he was breaking the law.


Andrew C. McCarthy talks about this and much more in his latest NATIONAL REVIEW column.  So that’s your assignment for today, class.  As far as we know, Bruce Ohr will be testifying tomorrow.  Between now and then, I may even come up with a list of fun questions for him.



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  • Dr. James K. McCollum

    08/29/2018 07:13 PM

    Dear Mike,
    I'm wring you again to repeat my idea of using a version of Neal Diamond's ballad "Sweet Caroline" to increase Donald Trump's acceptance by the voting public. I sent a message to you 2 days ago about it and have now written some possible lymeriks that may be to your likeing. I had mentioned that you might get Neal Diamond's permission to use the tune of "Sweet Caroline" but just was informed that Neal has dementia and has stopped doing concerts. I'm sorry to hear that, maybe we can get around it.
    I'd like to make another comment. I've gotten a book from TBS about the downfall of Ahab and Jezebel brought about by Elisha and a soldier named Jehu. You are probably familiar with the story in Second Kings. Jehu was able to overcome problem in Israel of Baal worship and child sacrifice. The book shifts to our time and predicts that President Trump will be a modern day Jehu who will eliminate the effects of the Clintons and Obama with their strong support of abortion of babies. I hope he can do that. That's another reason I am willing to make Trump successful in overcoming the hatred of the liberals. I hope these ideas are in tune with you.
    James K. McCollum, PhD,
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Dr. James K. McCollum

    08/28/2018 02:50 PM

    Dear Mike,
    I have been bowled watching your Saturday night programs and am a frequent contributor to TBS. I was almost at the point of trying to find our how to get in touch with you.I'd love to be able to see the program on Fox (possible) CNN (not likely) TSNBC (The same) or some morning shows. I have an idea of how we can get more support for Trump. I'll explain in a minute ! On last Saturday night, we went to to the 92d birthday of one of our church members and when we came home, we turned on the PBS station, thinking we'd go over to TBS. We got locked into a wonderful program of 3 tenors who sang marvelously and one of the songs was that marvelous Neal Diamond love song, "Sweet Caroline" which was greatly accepted from the audience joining in. I've heard it before, but it made a distinct impression on me.
    I called it up on my computer and listed to several renditions (one by Elvis). I became charged up with the thought that it would be a great rallying cry for Trump in a changed lyrics version using the Neal Diamond music but with lyrics that show the Trump successes in a favorable light: ie. "Sweet new life for us (bump, bump, bum) . "Life has never been so good! (buh, bumb, buh, bum) (you have to listen to the audience to sense the effect it can have. I am working on new lyricks : "To think they never would.
    I'm going to massage the lyrics to remind the audience of the good things Trump has done without trampling over the Liberal Democrats, although they deserve much criticism. I know that you are very unhappy with the things that have crept into our wonderful Christian country's society, and I wouldn't jump on that except tangentially. I'm going to work on this and give you my effort, which you may change if you are interested in this project and I hope you are. If so, you probably can contact Neal Diamond and see if we can get his permission to use his music and altered lyrics. I have no ideas what his political status is, but if he would like to make a record of our new version, I'm sure it would be a best seller.
    I pray that you will evaluate my idea and support it. I feel that it would make a difference for Trump. I certainly support Trump, but like

    President Reagan's son, I wish he would be more presidential in his language.

  • chris mciver

    08/28/2018 11:08 AM

    After the mid-terms in November, will Sessions and Rosenstein be replaced by Pirro and Gowdy? Thoughts?

  • Linda Olds

    08/28/2018 10:19 AM

    I'd like to mention something that another commenter brought up. That is President Trump's appearance and his 'rude and crude' tweets and speech.
    Many politicians are smooth looking and smooth talking. Ever since TV, this is important in elections. Many politicians are elected because they 'glitter', but they are not 'gold' on the inside.
    The media pushes the idea that President Trump is bad, basically because he doesn't glitter, and some Americans believe that. I think that what President Trump is doing for this country shows that he loves America and wants peace and prosperity here and world-wide.
    Americans should look at what he does, and value him for the good he is doing.

  • Linda Olds

    08/28/2018 09:41 AM

    I was just wondering yesterday if Sessions had been roped in somehow by the Democrats to play up to candidate Trump so that he could get into an important position and then work against him. That's exactly what he did.
    One of the few times he actually did anything was when he spoke out against letting illegal immigrants in from Mexico; that turned into one of President Trump's biggest problems.
    Thiswould also explain why he takes President Trump's public criticism, usually without protest: he wants to continue working against him!

  • Angie Chavez

    08/27/2018 08:39 PM

    One can't help wondering if Sessions recused himself for one of the following reasons: 1. he has an agenda of his own against the president; 2. Mueller or someone close to him has something on Sessions; 2. Sessions is actually a Democrat and has finally had to behave like one; 4. Sessions is incompetent (but could anyone be that ignorant?) or, 5. He just doesn't care about justice and enjoys his pay check. Can think of no other reasons for his behavior.

  • Waylon Bush

    08/27/2018 07:54 PM

    American justice is an oxymoron. It is today more moronic than oxy-(keen, sharp, acute).

  • Billie R Hayworth

    08/27/2018 07:32 PM

    I keep screaming, the president has the power to stop Robert Mueller's foolish witch hunt investigation that is going to continue to go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on..... and on! WHY DOESN'T HE FIRE MUELLER, regardless of the consequences and go on national TV and explain to the American people why he did what he did??? We're behind him anyway and most Americans are sick to death of all of the BS going on and on and on! MR. PRESIDENT MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat Futch

    08/27/2018 06:40 PM

    Sir, you and your family are held in highest esteem by my husband and me. You were OUR candidate for president, and we were sorrowful that you did not get the nomination. Our respect for you has soared as we watch you lend your considerable support to our President. You have our respect and our loyalty. God bless you and your indefatigable daughter!! Go GUV!! Go SARAH!! ??

  • Marlene Helfrick

    08/27/2018 06:14 PM

    Mr. Huckabee I believe some of your posts are being censored. I have tried to comment and it just flips me back to the beginning of the article. A few times I never got to read the article as I was flipped off of the site and when I went back the article was gone.

  • Leroy Becker

    08/27/2018 05:36 PM

    In politics, there seems to always be a lot going on behind the scenes, which leads to speculation and jumping to conclusions. With that said, there seems to be one of two conclusions we can now make. (1) The AG is the ultimate mole right from the start, or (2) when the stuff really hits the fan, we will find out that the AG has been on top of it all along, with his own top notch investigative team.

    Let's hope it will be (2), and hope it will be soon! How long can this go on? A weak / weakened President plays right into the hands of foreign adversaries, they are watching all this with smiles.

  • Irma Snyder

    08/27/2018 03:26 PM

    We love your show and I read your evening edition regularly. Thanks for reporting what the mainstream media will not report. Will definitely look for “Russia Hoax”. It’s unbelievable how one sided the Mueller investigation has been and how sad that our FBI and DOJ was and and seems to be “still” participating in the collusion against our President.

  • Gene

    08/27/2018 03:00 PM

    Many people keep complaining about what happened with Hillary not being prosecuted but aren't asking what we can do about it. I encouraged Sean Hannity to start asking what we can do to reopen an investigation and he finally last week pressed the Department of Justice for answers. How can you use your influence Mike to get help from others and press for our government to do what it's supposed to do? Where are the patriots who will stand up and fight against this dual justice system in our government? The other side is absolutely committed to the very thing you bring up in your article so why aren't conservatives committed to standing against it and doing what it takes to win? Also please use your platform to go to the root of what the other side is doing which is many sincerely believe what they're doing is right but is based on an ends justify the means philosophy. More conservatives need to point that out to undercut their arguments.

  • Todd Murray

    08/27/2018 02:59 PM

    Mike. I'm a veteran who has been up on what's going on. I read when Sessions got into his position, DOJ basically blackmailed him because the Russian who met with Michael Flynn also met with Sessions. So I got from the article if Sessions didn't recuse himself, he would be under investigation too. Also I believe that Rosenstien wanted Comey fired to get Mueller into the head of the FBI to investigate President Trump. Since Trump didn't pick Mueller, then Rosenstien picked him as special council. My theory.

  • Alison Bell

    08/27/2018 02:36 PM

    Why are all the critics accusing Trump of misusing campaign funds for personal use? Do they forget that he's a billionaire? He didn't need "campaign funds" to pay for anything, unlike other candidates who have misused campaign funds in the past...

  • Ronald Gustine

    08/27/2018 02:14 PM

    I watched your n program Saturday and heard the comment that there wasn't any passages in the Bible that you could use to back up capitalism. I remember a radio interview on WMBI around 30 years ago. They were interviewing a man who was writing a book on John Calvin He quoted Calvin's teaching on capitalism. He also quoted the KGB's reason on why they hated the Bible. You might think because they were against God. That wasn't the first reason. The first reason was because of Ephesian 4:28 which teaches you should get a job and get a paycheck so you would have money for yourself and have money to give to the one in need. Just the opposite of the socialist teaching of take from the individual according to their ability and give back according to their need and the government decided what your needs are. You have no need to give to another because that is the governments job.

  • Sherry McLelland

    08/27/2018 01:55 PM

    Everyone is looking for an answer to combating the hatred and racial unrest that is dividing our nation and permeating its vileness throughout our government. There is no easy answer or one solution that fits every situation. But it begins at the polls. We must vote
    with an unbiased, informed mind; with a heart not filled with more hatred and anger than an understanding of the real issues and what
    is the best for our nation as a whole. We must try to vote for those who would represent OUR best interests and not their OWN financial
    and political enrichment interests. We must vote for those who are not deaf to the voices of all whom they represent.
    I saw Pres. Obama travel abroad and spread the ideas of an America who had failed to be a great nation. I saw him honor other types of governments over our own system. I heard him blame Pres. Bush for eight years for everything that went wrong during his presidency or in America. Yet not once did Pres. Bush say a bad word against Pres. Obama, instead choosing to honor the office over the man in the office and his policies. I wish he had continued that policy with our current president, and I clearly wish Pres. Obama has chosen to follow in Pres. Bushes original belief in honoring the office rather than the man and his policies. And with all my heart I wish he had not set up over 200 sites to teach people (especially young people) how to resist and protest (often with only loud voices that won't allow other voices to be heard and sometimes with the ramping up of anger that can spill into violence).How is that supposed to help our nation?
    I have learned more about how our government has been working...(the corruption and cut corners most will use to get their way...and the things that have been done behind closed doors and secret meetings that the public was never aware of going on) since the election of Pres. Trump, than I ever learned throughout my lifetime. He has pushed back the heavy drapes of political corruption and exposed
    the practices to the light for public viewing. That has earned him a 24/7, non-stop, organized political bombardment of hate and resistance the likes of which have never been seen in our lifetimes. So called comedians, actors, and so many Democrats have turned
    those who oppose the man into a resistance movement that spreads racial unrest, lies and half-truths, and negativity with every word out of their mouths. How can a government improve with hatred, resistance, and negativity as the only roads they want to travel? How can a positive outcome for anything come out of that way of thinking and acting?The hate spreads to his family and anyone who supports him or works for him.
    Pres. Obama was hated by many, disliked by many more, but never did he have to battle this kind of onslaught of hatred and vileness. Why? It was never directed at his family or friends. It had nothing to do with the color of his skin, the church he went to for 20 years, the way he was raised, the things he said or the way he said so many things, his particular party was because of his policies that were hurting America and his anti-American way of looking at how the world should work. And the media protected and enabled him always.
    Now we have a president who is totally different from anyone who has ever held this office before. You don't have to like the man, his
    twitter habits, his wife or children, his language, the way he communicates, his methods of getting things done, the color of his skin, his
    jaded past, of even his hair. But you should ask yourself..has he done ANYTHING that has benefited our nation and our people? Is he trying to make our nation safer? Is he striving to make our economical future better and has he made a good start in economical improvement? Are jobs more plentiful? Is he trying to make things fairer for America on the world stage? Do you feel a personal uplifting
    of spirits from the direction our nation is now going? If you believe and can prove he has done NOTHING to help America and her people...then by all means vote Democrat. Otherwise, vote for those who would help our President to continue improving our lives.
    If the Democrats get back into power, they will do everything in their power to impeach a duly elected president whom they dislike for
    all the wrong reasons.
    One of the best ways to combat hate is to vote for common sense.

  • Steve Turnblom

    08/27/2018 01:40 PM

    What is wrong with the Republicans? If they were with the President they would be doing something and fast. They know if the Democrats regain control everything would be shut down but Russiagate, and fast.
    I fully believe politicians are afraid of Trump, if he succeeds he'd be the first non-politician/military to bring the country around to grow so fast and they will be out of a job.

  • Robert Wrucke

    08/27/2018 01:31 PM

    My comment, if I may, is in the way of a question. In your opinion, do you think we will ever see complete justice fulfilled in this, if I may call it, fiasco?

  • Deborah M Scott

    08/27/2018 01:23 PM

    It is way past time for Sessions to be impeached!

  • Carol Mathews

    08/27/2018 01:18 PM

    Is it possible that Sessions is the "mole" in the Trump campaign and all along he was seeking the AG job or any cabinet job so he could destroy him if he got elected?
    Is he somehow connected to the conspiracy to destroy Trump from the get go? Who would suspect this little unassuming man to actually be a villain? There is a missing piece of the Sessions puzzle no one has found. Something is going on. No body with his experience can be this worthless in such an important job.

  • Robert Ashley

    08/27/2018 01:06 PM

    RE: Remembering John McCain, In my humble opinion, John McCain seemed to be a lot more gracious towards someone he beat and who then helped him than he was to anyone who "beat" him.

  • Don Crumbley

    08/27/2018 12:41 PM

    Gov: AG Sessions was the highly respected senior Senator from Alabama for many years and we know that Deep State has been growing in the Government for decades. It then is hard to understand how any "long term" serving member of Congress (House or Senate) would not have become deeply entangled in Deep State's web of "back room" legislative deals and "scratch my back and I will scratch yours" politics and deals. Is it possible then that Senator Sessions, being a possible "card carrying" member of the Deep State, could have been woven in as part of the anti-Trump "insurance policy"?

    Maybe someone should take a look. AG Sessions was the 1st major Republican Senator to endorse Candidate Trump, then became a major political cog in the Trump Candidate Team and could arguably have lobbied for Trump's AG position along the way, if Trump was actually elected to be President. Trump, then being duly elected and certified as being the 45th President of the United States, makes the apparent safe selection of the highly respected Senator Sessions to be in his Cabinet, as the AG. The day after he is sworn in as AG, Senator Sessions plays the "Russian Recuse Card", without telling President Trump beforehand he was going to do so and the rest is history, as it has slowly played out, ever since Senator Sessions became the AG. Is AG Sessions deeply beholding to Deep State's "insurance policy" or is this just all a bit of political coincidence? What a tangled web we weave, when we first deceive!

  • jack macdonald

    08/27/2018 12:14 PM

    Why in the heck can't Trump order Sessions to direct Wray to reopen the whole botched Hillary Investigation. It seems if Struzk is gone, they can put an honest person (if there is one left in the FBI) in charge and get her charged and jailed. Until she goes to jail, no sane person can believe that our govt is following the "rule of law" that they so frequently reference. To the average person that whole concept seems to be a hoax. Sailor goes to jail for trivia and Hillary skates after committing felonies and treason. 21% of our Uranium for donations to her charity and Bill's $500K speeches clearly smack of treason. jack

  • Suzanne A Gibbs

    08/27/2018 12:03 PM

    "The idea that a Presidential candidate is known to have been behind these things and is getting away with it is so preposterous, it’s hard to believe it isn’t some bizarre work of fiction, even more bizarre than the dossier itself." My friends and I have been saying this for ages! Thank you! This whole thing, EVERYTHING, since the election is bizarre........since when don't we accept the people's choice? I'm disgusted. We learn more and more every day but what's the difference? Nothing is done!