September 24, 2021

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Philippians 4:7
  • Russia hoaxers said one thing under oath, another under TV lights
  • Sources name names in Durham's conspiracy case
  • He's running
  • God help us
  • New podcast episode
  • Reader testimonials
  • Hymnal


Mike Huckabee


7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

Russia hoaxers said one thing under oath, another under TV lights

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday’s installment on the significance of Special Counsel John Durham’s 27-page indictment of Hillary attorney Michael Sussmann included insights from Kash Patel, lead investigator for Rep. Devin Nunes’ investigation into the “Russia Hoax.” As it happens, Thursday’s edition of the NEW YORK POST had a story relating to those very House Intelligence Committee transcripts Patel was assembling. It shows how different the hoaxers’ sworn testimony was from what they were saying publicly.

For example, let’s take James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence. (The DNI’s job is to coordinate the huge and sticky web of government intel agencies.) We already knew that Clapper’s vow to tell the truth doesn’t mean much, as he has told some enormous whoppers, notably that the National Security Agency didn’t intercept Americans’ phone messages “wittingly.”

But as Emily Jacobs points out in her report for the NYP, Clapper stepped carefully during his testimony in July 2017 before the House Intel Committee, informing the committee that he “never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting [or] conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”

What the hey?? As DNI, Clapper would have been privy to everything that was being gathered about Trump “colluding” with Russia. And he was saying hadn’t seen any direct evidence at all? Amazingly, yes, though he went on to try to make it sound as if there were SOME reason to suspect it.

“That’s not to say that there weren’t concerns about the evidence we were seeing...anecdotal evidence...[redacted],” he said. “But I do not recall any instance when I had direct evidence of the content of these meetings. It’s just the frequency and prevalence of them was of concern.”

Contrast this careful, noncommittal statement with what he had said a couple of months before to Chuck Todd on NBC’s MEET THE PRESS. On NBC, when he wasn’t under oath, he sensationalized quite a bit, using the cloak of “classification” to keep from having to be at all specific about any conversations but saying his “dashboard light was clearly on.”

A month after that, speaking with reporters on a trip to Australia, Clapper said the Russia investigation had far surpassed Watergate. “I think if you compare the two that Watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we’re confronting now,” he told them.

In light of what is said today in Durham’s indictment, we find Clapper’s comparison of Trump/Russia “collusion” to Watergate quite hilarious. If anything is reminiscent of Watergate, it’s the coordinated antics of these deep-state clowns working overtime to frame then-candidate Trump with fake “Russia” stories in fictional “dossiers” and surveillance warrants.

As Jacobs reports, Clapper was beating this dead horse as recently as February 2019, saying on CNN that “it was a possibility” that President Trump was a “Russian asset,” “whether witting or unwitting.”

Clapper’s not the only one who tread lightly in sworn testimony while stomping like Riverdance for the TV news cameras. Former deputy director of the CIA Andrew McCabe told Nunes’ committee that investigators had not been able to verify the claims in the Steele dossier. When asked to confirm that he didn’t know if the dossier was true, Steele testified, “That’s correct.”

But he spoke differently in his role as CNN contributor (!) and in other TV appearances. In February 2019, in an interview on 60 MINUTES, McCabe dramatically described Trump as “the man who had just run for the presidency, and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage.” As he had already told the Intel Committee in December 2017 that he had no verification of any claims, he had to know that what he was saying to the TV audience was a huge fragrant pile of bull droppings, yet he told the TV audience it “troubled” him “greatly.”

The same kind of discrepancy is evident in the word-craft of Ben Rhodes, officially Obama’s deputy national security adviser but in practice his personal narrative writer. When asked under oath by the Intel Committee if he had any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, he said no. But in 2019, after then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress (remember that train wreck?), Rhodes tweeted, “Russia attacked our democracy. Trump campaign sought its help, had many contacts with Russians, lied about it and obstructed the investigation into it. Several Trump associates were convicted of crimes. Trump would’ve been indicted if he wasn’t the President. Not complicated.”

If anything isn’t complicated, it’s that Rhodes is good at using what little he has to work with to craft a story that really is based on nothing. No Trump associates were convicted of crimes that had anything to do with Russian collusion. “Contacts with Russians” is meaningless. Rhodes had seen no evidence of any of this, as he himself had testified under oath.

(By the way, if I hear the phrase “our democracy” one more time from some sanctimonious leftist, please forgive me in advance for the way I might respond. Leftists are perfectly willing to upend “our democracy” with strategies designed to fracture the election system, facilitate fraud and shut down transparency. They quite obviously think of it as THEIR democracy –- to be manipulated at will to keep THEM in control –- and they consistently show themselves to be unclear on the concept of a democratic republic. I digress.)

Jacobs also mentions former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power. When Power was asked under oath by the Intel Committee if she’d seen evidence of Russian interference, she said, “I am not in possession of anything –- I am not in possession and didn’t read or absorb information that came from out of the intelligence community.” But that didn’t stop her from tweeting in November of last year: “Every day Donald Trump finds new ways to compensate Vladimir Putin for his election interference. And every day, Putin gains additional incentive to interfere again on Trump’s behalf in 2020.”

She failed to provide examples, but that’s because this was totally made up, and it’s a lot easier and safer to generalize than offer specifics. (One could easily make the case that Trump was HARD on Russia.) Again, Power had testified that she didn’t read or even “absorb” information about this.

Finally, there’s Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, whom we already knew can lie with ease, as she did repeatedly to cover for the State Department after the Benghazi attack. In 2017, Rice told House investigators that she’d seen no evidence Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016. But in July 2018 on ABC’s THIS WEEK, she said it was “legitimate” to question whether Trump had been compromised by Russia because his decisions were in the service of Vladimir Putin. Good grief.

So you see how Trump’s adversaries could take essentially NOTHING –- no evidence whatsoever, as they testified under oath –- and whip it into a tale as tall as Trump Tower. But it was just full of froth. If only Durham could indict them all for lying on TV.


Sources name names in Durham's conspiracy case

By Mike Huckabee

We recently reported on the fact that Jake Sullivan, one of the players in the anti-Trump “Russia Hoax” being investigated by John Durham, is now a member of the current administration, working as Biden’s national security adviser. In a new piece for REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS, investigative reporter Paul Sperry looks deeper into Sullivan’s role in the hoax. Sperry’s sources tell him that this has grown into a full-blown conspiracy case.

Consider Sperry’s report your weekend reading assignment, one that focuses on Sullivan’s involvement in a “confidential project” within Hillary’s campaign to link Trump to the Kremlin “through dubious email-server records” provided to intel agencies. These so-called records must relate to those phony communication “pings” between Trump Tower and Alfa Bank.

Sullivan isn’t identified by name in Durham’s 27-page indictment of Sullivan, but his campaign position is provided, so we know it’s him.

There’s also more detail on what we reported concerning the use of university researchers to collect data for the Clinton campaign. They were working from a five-page document dubbed the “Trump Associates List” to compile a “digital dossier” on several Trump officials, including Gen. Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page. According to Sperry, “This effort exploited highly sensitive, nonpublic Internet data related to their personal email communications and web-browsing...” Are you getting sick yet?

Look, I know politics gets dirty. I’ve always said that no one should run for office who can’t stand the sight of his own blood. But this crosses the line into outright surveillance. Still, it's hard to say if this is a new low for Hillary, because she operates down there all the time and always has. The Clinton machine soils everything it touches. And even if Hillary slips away from the law, we will all know what she did, and what she is.

According to Sperry’s sources, Sullivan is in legal trouble over this because he lied about it to investigators. Apparently, Durham has emails between Sullivan and Perkins Coie attorney Marc Elias about the Alfa Bank scheme. Sullivan denied in congressional testimony that he knew anything about Fusion GPS and their involvement in the Alfa Bank opposition research. He said he didn’t know what the nature of their work was or who was funding it.

Sperry’s report is quite detailed. You’ll see how the Alfa Bank story was exploited long after the FBI had determined there was nothing to it. Sullivan and another anti-Trump hoaxer named Daniel Jones formed a nonprofit group called --- get ready --- the Democracy Integrity Project. I am not kidding. It raised $7 million or so, mostly from Silicon Valley Tech executives, and used it to hire computer researchers, as well as more "oppo" researchers and Christopher Steele (again) to try to “prove” the rumors in the Steele “dossier.” Then they would feed information to the media, leading Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the FBI.

I think we’ll be hearing a lot more about Daniel Jones in the near future. For now, just read Sperry’s piece when you have some time, and see how disgusting politics can be when it’s in the service of Hillary Clinton.

Related reading

Over the past week, morning newsletter subscribers have been treated to a detailed look at the Durham investigation. 

9/23: Durham's detailed indictment tells us much more

9/22: Why is Durham taking so long? HERE'S THE ANSWER

9/21: Durham's probe suggests biggest political hoax in history

9/17: Grand Jury indicts Michael Sussman for providing false information to the FBI

9/16: Durham seeks indictment of Perkins Coie lawyer

He's running

By Mike Huckabee

At 4 a.m. on Friday morning, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted the news that he has decided to run for reelection. Democrats were hoping that the 88-year-old Grassley would retire and create an open seat, but his tweet pointed out that he’s in great shape because he’s up at 4 a.m. and literally running six days a week, so he’s running for reelection. He said, “This election is about stopping socialism and saving freedom.” I couldn’t agree more.

"Voting With Their Feet"

By Mike Huckabee

I wrote this week about the exodus from public schools, and here’s more proof of that. In a new study called “Voting With Their Feet,” the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that during the 2020-21 school year, privately-managed charter schools in 39 states saw an increase of 240,000 students. When you factor in other options such as homeschooling and private schools, public schools lost a total of over 1.4 million students.

While some speculate that the loss was just due to the pandemic and parents will soon put their kids back into public schools, the NAPCS says that appears unlikely. In a statement, they said, “The pandemic forced families to rethink where and how education could be delivered to their children. And now that they know what’s available, why would they go back to an option that never really worked for them in the first place?”

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9/22: Public schools are off track

God help us

By Mike Huckabee

People ask me almost daily if I think America will survive the divisive, leftist-driven assault on traditional American virtues of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and free enterprise that once made our nation the envy of the world. I still have hope, but must admit that I’m believing more and more that the only hope is an intervention of God Himself in the form of a deep to the bone spiritual awakening. Just this week, we’ve seen multiple signs of a nation that has gone astray from its ideals and principles.

Reports that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley colluded with the Communist Chinese Military in the closing days of the Trump Presidency to assure them he would give them a head’s up should President Trump prepare to start a war and that he instructed his subordinates to ignore orders from the President unless they had been cleared by him are shocking, if true. I say “if true” because they come from a new book from Bob Woodward, who is known to fudge the truth and sometimes just flat-out make it up in order to push his book sales. But Milley has already proven to be an incompetent politically driven General by his failed leadership in the Afghanistan withdrawal and his bizarre testimony to Congress that the biggest threat to America is white rage, whatever that is even supposed to mean. Does he honestly believe that a minuscule number of guys waving Confederate battle flags and armed with deer rifles have a shot at defeating Milley’s military that has F-35’s, F-22’s, tanks, aircraft carriers, Blackhawk helicopters, fully-automatic weapons and even nuclear weapons? If Milley believes his forces are that weak, he really should resign. But if he went around the elected President and the civilian Commander in Chief to place himself above his chain of command, he shouldn’t be allowed to simply resign. He should be court-martialed for treason.

We also witnessed the heart-breaking and gut-wrenching testimony of female US Olympic gymnasts before the Senate who graphically testified as to the humiliating sexual assault by pedophile team doctor, Larry Nassar, who violated the girls trust as well as their bodies for years. We learned that their desperate attempts to get the US Olympic officials to intervene fell to deaf ears, but that even worse, the FBI was fully informed of the criminal acts of Nassar toward these minors and not only covered up the misdeeds, but lied to the girls and did absolutely nothing to stop the sadistic and deviant sexual behavior of the team doctor. As of now, one person at the FBI got fired, but no one has been yet to be charged with having lied about the case or failing to report the assaults to the local authorities. Basically, just as it was with FBI agents lying about President Trump colluding with Russia and using the power of the government to try and bring him down even after he was elected by the people to be President, the FBI and Dept of Justice seemed more concerned about protecting themselves than these young women. It’s beyond disgusting knowing that if you or I break the law, we might have a swarm of FBI agents all over our home at 5 in the morning, breaking in our door and pointing automatic weapons at us and frog-marching us to jail, but if the agents break the law, their higher-ups cover for them and at most let them retire with a pension and become analysts on CNN.

And this week, Nancy Pelosi ordered that we put up another fence around the US Capitol. You know—the same Nancy Pelosi who lives behind a wall but who says walls on the Southern border don’t work—that Nancy Pelosi put up a wall around the nation’s Capitol. Makes me wonder if it’s to keep bad people out like us out or to keep even WORSE people like her IN so they can’t hurt the country any more than they already have! Will our country survive? Only if God helps us…so I say, “God help us!”


New podcast episode

This week on The People’s Podcast, Governor Huckabee sits down with Nancy Grace, host of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on Fox Nation, to discuss the latest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito.


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A reader suggested we highlight favorite hymns.  Today's edition:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

By Thomas Ken

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Praise God the Father who’s the source;

Praise God the Son who is the course;

Praise God the Spirit who’s the flow;

Praise God, our portion here below!

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  • Sharon Faulkner

    09/26/2021 12:59 PM

    Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a GOP filled with the likes of Chuck Grassley, Orin Hatch, Bob Dole and Jeff Sessions ( he only erred on being too ethical) and Phyllis Schlaffley again? Hey if the DNC can run corrupt 9ld geezers why can't we run honest ones who are Patriots not Traitors?

  • Maralyn Grimoskas

    09/25/2021 12:55 PM

    I am going to love the "Hymn of the Day." When I went to a Lutheran college in Nebraska in 1965, our Sunday noon meal was family style and we sang the Doxology before we ate.

  • Joey pyle

    09/25/2021 11:06 AM

    Thank you for providing me with information I can honestly trust. It makes my day much more positive

  • Judy Radley

    09/25/2021 03:32 AM

    What would happen if the Biden Administration would only expend their energy on mandated Photo ID's for all citizens instead of vaccine mandates? Nothing, as it makes too much sense so the Biden Dictatorship will never do that. They ARE backwards and weak on everything they do, say, and sign. They are NOT progressing at all, but regressing back to the days of slavery, but slavery by corrupted govt. masterminds.

  • Judy Radley

    09/25/2021 02:05 AM

    Regarding the favorite hymn, "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow", is the Doxology in the United Methodist Church that I attend. When growing up, as my dad is a minister, whenever we sang the Doxology after the collection plates where brought back to the front of the sanctuary, I used to think the word in the hymn, 'creatures', was 'preachers'. Maybe preachers is more fitting as 'creatures' don't attend church, as creatures seem to refer to non-human lives, but preachers are all human lives, and preachers need to praise God, not creatures. If a preacher does not Praise God, then he/she should not be a preacher.

    Anyway, my favorite hymns are as follows, "How Great Thou Art", "Rock of Ages", "The Old Rugged Cross", "Amazing Grace", and "Here I Am, Lord". Christmas hymns that are my favorites, "Silent Night, Holy Night", "All Come All Ye Faithful", "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear", and mostly all of the Christmas hymns are my favorites.

    I play these hymns on my electronic keyboard, as I don't have a regular piano any longer, but I also pray that I can teach my grand-daughter how to play the piano/keyboard as well as I learned when I was 8 years old.

    My birthday gift to my grand-daughter this year, as she will be 8, is an electronic keyboard, the one that I have been using, but will give to her, and I will also teach her how to play it as I was taught. She already watches on her phone piano playing lessons, so teaching her hands-on learning will make more sense for her, I hope.

    I pray that God will help and guide me to teach her how to play the piano and to learn something that fills a person with music best, by playing hymns, which are actually prayers in music form as the old hymnals always ended the hymns with Amen.

  • holger latt

    09/24/2021 06:54 PM

    I like you believe that the only thing that will save us is if God interferes in the affairs' of men and only if people repent of their sins. Just like the nation of Israel in the old testament.

  • William Fuhrer

    09/24/2021 05:09 PM


  • Floyd A Unger

    09/24/2021 03:30 PM

    Thank you. I love that hymn. One other thing. Why is it a good thing to discontinue our one billion dollar aid to Israel ???? for their IronDome project while we gave Iran ???? one and a half billion in “Cash”….real cash on pallets?

  • jack macdonald

    09/24/2021 02:56 PM

    A random thought crossed my mind and I wanted to share. The Progressives are seeking trillions of dollars to change the climate and have brought up everything from coastlines going under the waves, to polar bears becoming extinct, to cow flatulence and fossil fuels. I'm skeptical that humans or animals are capable of these claims. Years ago, glaciers reached as far south as MN and IA and left many thousand lakes in their retreat. That retreat was not caused by car emissions or human activity, but Libs could claim it was from too many buffalos passing gas. Human kind solved that by eradicating most of the buffaloes. How can these morons/clowns keep perpetuating this hoax and " thinking" humans continue to swallow it? We are in sore need of some nationwide education and real wokeness. The public has to be asleep to let this keep going at the expense to trillions of dollars of their taxes.

  • David A Cron

    09/24/2021 02:56 PM

    Hi Mike,
    I can't tell you how much I appreciate your newsletters. I read them regularly and have even commented on a few. Your commentary and those of your staff are always spot on. Today you included a "Hymnal" section with the lyrics to the Doxology (Praise God from whom all blessings flow). I grew up a PK, that's "Preacher's Kid" for those not familiar with the slang. My mom, started a tradition in our family in that before a celebratory family meal, i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas etc. we gather together as a family to sing this wonderful hymn of thanks to our Lord. Needless to say, that struck a chord with me. I have been on our Church's worship team and enjoy our Sunday worship but I still long for some of those hymns and gospel songs we sang growing up in church. All that to say, "I like that new segment! Please continue."
    Your Brother in Christ,