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Today's Commentary --- Dems ready to launch all-out war on President Trump -- Manafort juror speaks out -- Unemployment in California -- Searching for anything -- Vast number of laptop emails never examined -- Bill Nelson's Fake News -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
One very common question sent to me by readers is this: “WHY hasn’t President Trump fired the whole bunch –- Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller???” (I’m including plenty of punctuation because those comments typically have that.) And yes, readers, you are right about about all those people needing to go. Sessions, by recusing himself from anything “Russia” --- and, it seems, just about everything else in his job description --- has rendered himself worthless in his position as attorney general. Rosenstein has apparently given Mueller unlimited power to investigate anyone for anything using any tactics. He actually signed off on the last renewal of the warrant application that misled the FISA judges who granted permission for the FBI to spy on Trump associates. And he’s in the untenable position of being a potential witness in a case that he himself is supervising. As for Mueller, he’s obviously on a highly partisan fishing expedition that will destroy as many lives as necessary to catch the big fish.
There are two ways Mueller, with no evidence of crimes, can still land his fish. One way is through the courts –- even going after people for activities that AREN’T CRIMES –- to be followed by the report he’ll write to offer some pretense for impeachment. The other way hasn’t been talked about much but needs to be, and that’s for Mueller to use himself as bait. Let me explain...
Manafort juror speaks out
By Mike Huckabee
One of the jurors in Paul Manafort’s trial went public Wednesday, giving an interview to Fox News (she must’ve decided that 8 out of 18 guilty counts was enough to mollify even unhinged anti-Trumpers.)
Some of her inside revelations include the fact that the jury would have found guilty on all counts except for one holdout. Yet, while she voted guilty solely because of the documents, she also thought this was clearly a political prosecution that would have been handled by a tax audit, not multiple felony charges, if the special counsel weren’t trying to pressure Manafort to say something incriminating against President Trump.
And if leftists think that finding someone who worked for Trump’s campaign for a few months guilty on some tax violations that dated back years before then is going to make Trump's supporters abandon him, they should know that it didn’t even work on this juror, who had to sit in the courtroom enduring days of prosecution arguments. Even though she voted to convict Manafort, she says she brought her Make America Great Again cap with her in the car to court every day “just as a reminder.” And yes, she plans to vote for Trump again in 2020.
Listen carefully out the window and you can hear the sounds of heads exploding in New York, L.A. and D.C.
Unemployment in California
By Mike Huckabee
With unemployment at record lows, and more jobs being created than there are job seekers to fill them, it takes some real ingenuity for politicians to find a way to keep people unemployed. But if anyone can do it, it’s the leadership of California!
At the link, an account of how California exploited a loophole in the new requirement that able-bodied food stamp recipients do some work, obtaining an exemption from the work requirement for at least another year in 55 of the state’s 58 counties. Incidentally, one of those counties is Marin County, where the unemployment rate is 2.7%, and being unable to find a job must be a full time job in itself.
Searching for anything
By Mike Huckabee
Smelling an opportunity (or...something), New York prosecutors have subpoenaed Michael Cohen to testify in an investigation of Donald Trump’s now-defunct family charity foundation. Question: Is the Trump Foundation really the charity foundation started by a political family that is most obviously in need of a full-scale investigation of its sources of cash and whether donated funds were given out of more than altruism and used for something other than charitable efforts? Can’t they think of ANY other New York-based political family’s “charity” foundation that might be emitting a stronger odor of corruption? Sniff harder.
Vast number of laptop emails never examined
By Mike Huckabee
While we’re all obsessing over serious threats to America like big-mouthed porn stars and Paul Manafort’s 2012 tax returns, here’s a blast from the deliberately-buried past: Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations reports that contrary to what we were assured by then FBI Director James Comey (surprise!), Anthony Weiner’s laptop did not contain mostly just duplicates of already-known Hillary Clinton emails, as determined by “night after night after night” of careful comparisons by FBI agents.
In fact, due to a technical glitch that prevented direct comparisons between old and new emails, the agents had only 12 hours to examine the laptop. They were able to directly examine only 3,077 of the 694,000 emails. They never saw the rest, even though they made up potentially ten times the evidence seen during the entire year-long Hillary email server investigation. Even so, the relative handful they did examine uncovered more classified information sent by Hillary Clinton over her unsecured server, including highly sensitive communications involving Israel and Hamas. (Again: on Anthony Weiner’s laptop – Ick!)
And even though the agents found unique classified material improperly stored and transmitted on an unsecured device, and federal law required that it be referred to US intelligence agencies for damage assessment, the FBI did not do that. FBI sources told Sperry that Comey closed the case prematurely, and the FBI not only did not investigate and clear Weiner and his wife/Hillary top aide Huma Abedin, the FBI didn’t even interview them. I’ll bet Trump’s associates wish they could get that kind of treatment!
This is a very long article, but worth your time. It should definitely leave you wondering why we need an endless, expensive investigation to determine whether President Trump was justified in firing James Comey.
Bill Nelson's Fake News
By Mike Huckabee
Did you hear the recent claim by Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian hackers had already penetrated some Florida voter registration systems and were “free to move about”? It caused quite a kerfuffle in the media, considering Nelson is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, so you’d assume he knew such things.
But according to the FBI, the DHS and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there’s no such thing. It's "fake news." Russia may certainly have the intention of meddling with our elections, but the heads of the FBI and DHS said they “have not seen new or ongoing compromises of state or local election infrastructure in Florida.” Even the Washington Post fact-checker awarded Nelson “Four Pinocchios” for claiming Russians had hacked into the Florida voter computer system with no evidence.
Considering polls show Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who’s challenging Nelson for his Senate seat, is opening up a widening lead (now at 6 points according to a new Florida Atlantic University poll), maybe Nelson is just laying the groundwork for blaming his loss on Russian hackers. I call that, “The Hillary Excuse.” One of them, anyway.-----------------------------
Evening Edition - August 22
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
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