August 14, 2019

Many Americans who were born and raised in the richest, freest nation in history have been miseducated to believe that the United States is the source of all the world’s problems.  We are an oppressive, racist nation with a shameful history that needs to be torn down and a present that needs to be “fundamentally transformed.”  They hate free-market capitalism and want to trade it for socialism/communism, with its empty promises of “free stuff.”  They deny that America is an exceptional nation. They talk a lot about other people’s “privilege,” but don’t recognize the incalculable privilege they enjoy simply by being born in the USA.  In fact, they’re so ashamed to be Americans that they can’t even contain their contempt long enough to stand for the flag and the National Anthem. 


For instance…


But in other nations, where people know what real oppression is, they don’t take the freedoms Americans enjoy for granted.  America’s critics protest the way we deal with the flood of people trying to enter America by any means, including illegally, but never ask themselves why so many people would risk their lives to come to such an awful, unexceptional country. 


They should ask these protesters in Hong Kong, who are bravely standing up against the communist government of China.  To them, America is exactly what it has been for well over two centuries: a symbol to the rest of the world of freedom and unalienable, God-given human rights. They know what our flag and our anthem stand for, and they hold them in reverence and employ them as the most powerful symbols in defiance of oppression.    


Watch this video.  None of these singers is a Whitney Houston, but it just might be the most moving rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” you’ve ever heard because they are singing those words for the same reason Francis Scott Key wrote them in 1814.


And to anyone who claims Republicans hate immigrants, I’d be happy to let those protesters move to America in exchange for any four native-born, Anthem-kneeling athletes or celebrities who’d like to leave. 



If you frequent my website, you have a good idea of what was going on at the FBI and even in some far-flung places such as London to spy on the Trump campaign and then to try to take down the newly-elected President of the United States with a false narrative of “collusion” with Russia. The scope of this scandal makes the bugging of the Watergate Hotel seem downright unambitious by comparison.

There were so many moving parts to this expansive scheme that it’s challenging to keep the timeline and all the major players straight. My writer/researcher Laura Ainsworth has worked to help with that, even going so far as writing and singing a parody song that lays out the main plot.

'American Spies' parody music video + lyrics

And now we’ve got another tool for understanding what went down in what may turn out to be the biggest scandal in our lifetimes: a new book by go-to legal expert Andrew C. McCarthy that just came out on Tuesday. What an incredible accomplishment this is. It’s called “BALL OF COLLUSION: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” In case there was ever any doubt, I think you can tell from the title where McCarthy stands. The book is so well-written, you’ll be turning pages quickly and following right along. He makes it clear at the outset what was going on; it was “collusion,” all right, but NOT between Trump and Russia:

“Here is the real collusion scheme: in 2016, the incumbent Democratic administration of Barack Obama put the awesome power of the United States government’s law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus in the service of the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic Party, and the progressive Beltway establishment. The scheme had two parts: Plan A, the objective [to get Mrs. Clinton elected President, which required exonerating her from well-founded and felonious allegations]; and Plan B, a fail-safe strategy in case Plan A imploded [the ‘insurance policy,’ an investigation that Trump, as President, would be powerless to shut down].”

In other words, the real collusion was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. And then came the “Trump Resistance”...” through secret surveillance, high-level intelligence leaking,

and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election.” As McCarthy says of the fake news, “Ties between the Trump and Putin orbits were not merely covered by the media; they were given a criminally corrupt spin, one that the evidence has not borne out.”

McCarthy makes it clear that this could not have been done without participation at the highest levels of the Obama administration. Under Obama, the Department of Justice was politicized. Period. State Department, too.

I can’t wait to get into McCarthy’s book. Seeing this now makes me wonder how long it’s going to take Attorney General William Barr to put all the pieces together, since so much investigative work (and much connecting-the-dots as well) has already been done, not by those in government but by undeterred outsiders who cultivated worthy sources and waited for documents while the Justice Department slow-walked FOIA requests for years and hid unflattering content with thick black bars.

Chapter Four, “Intel...the Obama Way,” looks particularly enlightening, as this is where McCarthy gets into the background on the CIA and John Brennan. There also appears to be a solid account of what McCarthy calls the “gaslighting” done by the Obama State Department after Benghazi. Overall, the book looks to be extremely comprehensive but not the sort of thing that’s going to bog the reader down. And, of course, McCarthy is gifted at explaining legal concepts to the layman.

McCarthy’s account of the “Spygate” saga is destined to become a classic, alongside Gregg Jarrett’s excellent THE RUSSIA HOAX, which came out in the summer of 2018 as the special counsel was in full swing. Now that Mueller has finally closed up shop, Jarrett has brought out a follow-up, titled, appropriately, WITCH HUNT. There are a few other books as well that provide valuable perspective, including George Papadopoulos’s DEEP STATE TARGET and Dan Bongino’s SPYGATE. Bongino also has a new one coming out soon. All are highly recommended, and there will be others. But McCarthy’s maybe the most comprehensive of all. What an undertaking this was. Enormously challenging to write, but easy to read and understand.

On Tuesday, NATIONAL REVIEW vice president Jack Fowler published glowing congratulations on the book written by their colleague. (McCarthy is a contributing editor at NR and already a best-selling author.) Fowler calls it “an unvarnished analysis of a dark chapter in American history.” Read his comments on the book and you’ll agree: it’s a must-read.

Kudos, Andy, for Ball of Collusion | National Review

And here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say about it: “If you want to become conversant in every aspect of this hoax that matters, if you want to be the one in your family that has the answers to every question about this, then this book is a must. Not only that, it is fun to read blows this thing to smithereens.”


Rush Limbaugh: Andrew McCarthy's New Book "Ball Of Collusion" Is A Must-Read, Blows Russiagate Theory To Smithereens

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  • Paula Conley

    08/16/2019 06:27 PM


  • Nancy Klus

    08/15/2019 09:47 AM

    All the people who NEED to read Andrew McCarthy's book will never open the
    cover...and that's the shame of it all. I really appreciate all you try to do to open
    our minds to the truth, but some will never ever listen. And that's a shame.
    Keep it up, Governor. You are MY hope.

  • Jerry Korba

    08/15/2019 07:56 AM

    It is has become for me amazing that Donald Trump was elected President I was relieved he was but as the Obama Organizations interference and unlawful use of our FBI and DOJ start to unravel how Donald beat this plus all the big names on the GOP the Media and the Left wing educated voters what a feat. Still today our opponents want our country to be with out law Obama started with not backing our law enforcement and it still happens today. We are lucky to Have Donald backing law enforcement and the rule of law with out it we would be on our way to a socialist country that Obama and then Clinton if she won wanted. My opinion one man could not, not do this by himself we better continue to pray that God continues to guide Donald the evil we face will get us, with out Gods Help. Still got your back Donald!!!!!!!!! And God still has mine!!!!!!! Together we got this.......Forget the red Flags we have laws that are not enforced now the new law would only become a law that is not enforced criminals do not buy guns legally..

  • Jack macdonald

    08/15/2019 07:43 AM

    So when do Hillary and Obama go to to prison?

  • Diana L. Carlson

    08/15/2019 07:03 AM

    I didn't realize that my comment to Mike Huckabee would be posted. I'd rather it wasn't, or at least remove my full name and just use Diana. You may want to remove the comment about Mark Levin too. No snipes intended, it was simply my opinion of his writing style

  • Diana L. Carlson

    08/15/2019 06:57 AM

    You have outdone yourself with this August 14th edition. Those two moving songs were utterly FABULOUS. I passed along this edition to two of my near associates telling them to listen to the music. I also am a voracious reader (mostly of Science Fiction/Fantasy, my favorite author is Robert Heinlein, imagine how a young adult was devastated to hear that her favorite author had just died, that was me). Lately I've been reading historic (actually PRE-historic) and political books too. Your description of the latest one makes me want to buy it now (I assume it's not yet available yet??). Anyway, thanks for your great reviews there too. I do love your orations too, it's an easy-going story talk that makes it so great (I've tried Mark Levin...he talks good on TV, but his books are really DRY). Thank you for this great Evening Edition August 14. Your friend, Diana L. Carlson (and yes I have 2 or 3 of your books, one of them is even AUTOGRAPHED!)

  • Don Lees

    08/15/2019 06:46 AM

    The truth is powerful!

  • Amelia Little

    08/15/2019 04:00 AM

    I'm amazed that these and other books by conservatives haven't been banned. I'm sure the leftist/socialist gang and their leader(s) don't want all this to come out, where people can actually see what they have done. Of course, they will deny or try to rationalize everything.

  • Maggie Rodriguez

    08/15/2019 01:03 AM

    This edition truly inspired me, especially the national anthem being sung by the protesters. Thank you, this is such a blessing!

  • Diane Rowlands

    08/15/2019 12:12 AM

    Wow. And Hillary tried to blame the Trump campaign of doing what her campaign did--Russian collusion.

  • Rafael A Salaz

    08/14/2019 11:37 PM

    The Democrat party is willing to destroy America in every way just because Trump won the election . It’s been two years gone by. And the Democrats have done absolutely nothing . Except micro investigate Trump, and they can’t find nothing . But the Democrats will make up and invent criminal activity that could be an impeachable far off crime . The Democrats want to change America to a communist socialist nation . I don’t understand why . They will not benefit from this. I can’t see the American voters whether Democrat or Republican agreeing to this kind of government .

  • Charles Balsley

    08/14/2019 11:27 PM

    Given the scope of the crimes in Spygate, why is it taking so long for anyone to be prosecuted? Is the deep state too powerful to be taken down?

  • Joan Chambers

    08/14/2019 10:36 PM

    Dear Mike,
    I was watching Mark Levin on Sunday night and his program was talking about sex trafficking of children ages 12 to 16 and how prevalent it is in the US - can you talk about the problem.
    I didn't realize it was such a problem and that no one talks about it. It is an issue and should be talked about.
    Thanks and God Bless
    Joan Chambers

  • william fuhrer

    08/14/2019 10:33 PM

    What qualifications did those leaving Europe to come to the United States need

  • Barbara L Allen

    08/14/2019 10:29 PM

    I have heard a lot about the FBI and other government workers who tried to overthrow the US but the news media has had a lot to do with it. They could not have gone so far without the news medias help.

  • Twila B Flowers

    08/14/2019 10:21 PM

    Thank you for all you do and these enlightening commentaries. God bless you

  • Pearl Brock

    08/14/2019 09:35 PM

    Thank you for always pointing us in the right direction. I look to you for some hope in finally getting this nonsense stopped and the ones responsible held accountable. If the average American had done even a tiny percentage of the corrupt actions of some elected congressmen and women, jail time would have been immediate! How could a congresswoman call for the assassination of the President of the United States? Unbelievable! Makes one sick.

  • Karen Danis

    08/14/2019 09:26 PM

    This is useful...but I think we need to turn our attention to meddling in the 2020 election.

    Have you seen Dr Robert Epstein's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee re Google? This is Sen Ted Cruz in question mode:

    This seems to have taken place approx July 31...can't tell. This is the most serious threat to fair elections that I've ever seen. While I don't (yet) understand the technology behind it, I believe this can be possible...that Google can deliver at least 2.6 million votes to the candidate of their choosing.

    PLEASE look into this...

  • Nelda White

    08/14/2019 09:15 PM

    Was proud of the ones singing the National Anthem. It touched my heart. And tell you lovely wife that the American Spy was awesome and funny. wonderful singer.

  • J Howard Markley Jr

    08/14/2019 09:11 PM

    Governor, I just read that the DOJ still has Obama criminals on its payroll, namely, Bruce Our, the husband of Nellie of GPS fame. Does the President realize that his DOJ that is in charge of the prison where Epstein was killed has insider's that are probably paid by the Clintons? Epstein's death order could have come from President Trump's enemies that haven't been forced out of high level jobs. Thought house cleaning would be the first order of business. It would be at my and your administration I'm sure!

  • Elaine Liming

    08/14/2019 09:02 PM

    This was amazing. Thank you. I can't wait to read these books.( In fact these would make Christmas presents to friends) I believe the Good Lord who gave these men the talents for writing which they are using well is speaking through them. Evil is being exposed.

  • Carl Smith

    08/14/2019 08:37 PM

    I read the Epoch Times Daily and subscribed to the paper and as a bonus I received Two wall sized Charts tying each Person to organization and to the "SpyGate". As your surely aware I also read your comments daily. I think I understand the reasoning behind Barr letting Comey SLIDE 'For Now' --Bigger Fish to FRY--- This is such a travesty of Justice that I have lost faith in anyone but Low Hanging Fruit to put on Stripes. It's going to take a lot to restore my faith. I have faith in the working stiffs in FBI but the entrenched in the DOJ is another matter! That old Meme told to me many years ago by Percy Foreman [Defense Attorney] "Laws are Made BY Lawyers FOR Lawyers" tells it all for me. Lawyers should NEVER be allowed near the levers of Power in City, State and especially FEDERAL Govt. Depends on what the definition of is "IS" is a classic dodge that will be taught in Law School for generations to come and I would Love to be a fly on the wall in one of those classrooms.

  • Maris K Hodges

    08/14/2019 08:16 PM

    I, for one, am getting weary, afraid, turning from news to other things. I know things take time but I really do not think anyone will be prosecuted. The swamp is to deep and way to wide. Wolves in sheeps clothing keep being exposed. Thank you for your humor. It's about the only positive thing going right now. Common sense is no more!

  • John M Carney

    08/14/2019 08:04 PM

    Why won't any of the Washington politicians, both parties,
    Address how they will BALANCE THE BUDGET