July 14, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
EXECUTIONS FOR FEDERAL CRIMES RETURN
Last year, President Trump announced that he was bringing back executions for federal crimes, and last night, the first such execution since 2003 took place, just hours after the Supreme Court cleared it.
Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was put to death by lethal injection in Indiana for multiple offenses, including three counts of murder in aid of racketeering in the torture and killings of William Frederick Mueller, his wife Nancy Ann Mueller and his 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Powell. Lee’s last words were to proclaim his innocence. I would urge you not to be swayed by that.
This horrifying crime took place in Arkansas in 1996, six months before I became Governor, but I was intimately familiar with it. As the linked story details, the family’s bodies “were discovered five months after they went missing. They had been shot to death and had plastic bags covering their heads, sealed with duct tape. Their bodies were weighed down by rocks and dumped in the Illinois bayou.”
Lee was an accomplice of the Keyhoe family, a ruthless white supremacist bunch when it meant more than saying something nice about cops. These were evil people. What they did to the Muellers, especially to 8-year-old Sarah, deserved the death penalty.
Bear in mind that I have made it clear that I have never taken the death penalty lightly. I think that anyone who does proves they’ve never been in the shoes of someone who has to give the go-ahead to take someone’s life. I’ve written many times that while it was my sad duty to have to approve executions, and I didn’t consider it my place to substitute my judgment for that of a jury that had sat through a full trial, I always reviewed every scrap of evidence and trial transcripts to insure that there was no possibility of a miscarriage of justice.
For those arguing against a return of executions for federal crimes, I must warn them that this is not the case they want to use to try to convince the public that it’s unjust and unwarranted.
FASCINATING NEW BOOK: THE ORIGIN OF "RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!"
Over the past several years, investigative reporter John Solomon has proven to be a rich source of information about Obama-era misconduct that was mostly ignored and/or excused by the media. Thanks in large part to his reporting, we learned that one didn’t have to be a crazy hard-case conspiracy theorist to understand that the “deep state,” as we have come to know it, absolutely exists and was doing its dead-level best to take Trump down, both before and after he was elected President. And through his confidential but rock-solid sources, we learned about its inner workings months and even years before long-hidden documents, texts, scribbled notes, and sworn testimony finally gave us the proof.
And now, Solomon and co-author Seamus Bruner have a new book that one can tell from the title covers a lot of important ground. It’s called ‘FALLOUT: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties.’ Solomon and Bruner make quite a team, as Bruner has previously partnered with Peter Schweizer on projects such as the book CLINTON CASH, and he also wrote ‘COMPROMISED: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption.’ He’s also the Associate Director of Research for the Government Accountability Institute, and there's no word we want to hear more these days than "accountability."
Of FALLOUT, President Trump could not be more enthusiastic; he says, “This book is a MUST BUY!”
CHINESE VIROLOGIST FLED HONG KONG TO SHARE THE TRUTH
For all the people jumping up and down and screaming about President Trump withdrawing from the World Health Organization, here’s a big, cold bucket of reality about why.
Dr. Li-Meng Yan, formerly a specialist in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, is now in hiding in the US and in fear for her life because she says she knew the minute she told the truth about COVID-19 and China, she would be “disappeared and killed,” so she had to go to the US to speak out.
The truth is that the Chinese government knew early on that the virus was deadly and was transferred human-to-human, and they kept it a secret while the WHO downplayed the danger. They refused to let outside health experts in and warned doctors to keep silent. They could have prevented the spread of the pandemic if they’d done certain things and sounded an alarm, but they didn’t because of “the corruption among this kind of international organization like the W-H-O to China government, and to China Communist Party government.”
Read the full thing. It’s good info to have in your pocket the next time someone blames President Trump for every coronavirus death and claims we need to replace him with Joe “China’s no threat” Biden.
Speaking of Biden and his claim that he would’ve handled the pandemic so much better than Trump, take a look at this chart comparing the caseload for the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus to the H1N1 (swine flu) that struck under Obama-Biden in 2009.
They promised to have 160 million vaccine doses by late October but produced only 30 million, too late to do most Americans any good. While Democrats blame Trump for over 3 million Americans being infected with COVID-19, nearly 61 million were infected with H1N1. As Biden’s then-chief of staff and current campaign health adviser Ron Klain noted, it was only due to luck that swine flu wasn’t more lethal and wasn’t “one of the great mass casualty events in American history.”
So if you’d like to bet your life on sheer dumb luck, vote for Biden! Say, that would make a perfect campaign slogan for him.
YOUR I.Q. WILL DROP FROM READING THIS
If it’s a new week, then there must be some new insane comments from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But I warn you, you might feel your I.Q. dropping just from reading this.
Like her claim that the surge in crime in New York City is due to unemployed people having to “shoplift some bread” to feed their families. That surge includes 44 shootings and eight fatalities over the Fourth of July weekend, and 15 shootings in 15 hours on Saturday alone. Those are some heavily-armed shoplifters!
She’s also complained that Mayor DeBlasio’s call to cut $1.5 billion from the police budget doesn’t go far enough; that it can’t just be budget tricks that move spending around or reduce overtime pay. No, cutting the police budget is not effective if it does not result in the reduced presence of law enforcement...during a major surge in crime…including an epidemic of shootings. Those can only be solved by getting rid of the police entirely. While they’re at it, maybe New York should eliminate fires by getting rid of the Fire Department.
And just to be mischievous, here’s AOC flashing a double “white supremacy” finger sign. Aren't regular people forced out of their jobs for doing this?
DIGGING DEEPER ON PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS
One of the most common symptoms of the brain-wasting disease known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is how it targets and destroys the part of the brain responsible for long-term memories. This explains why, every time President Trump says or does anything, no matter how clearly it is within his powers as President, TDS victims fly into a rage and scream that it’s an “unprecedented abuse of power” and “no other President in history has ever done anything so outrageous!”
And so, when Trump announced that he was commuting the prison sentence of former campaign adviser Roger Stone, like clockwork, the howls erupted that no other President had ever committed such an outrageous abuse of clemency power, it was something that is “simply not done by American Presidents,” and it’s “the most corrupt and cronyistic act” in American history!!!!! (Is that enough exclamation points to capture their mood?)
As is usually the case in these situations, that’s hyperbolic nonsense. Even liberal law professor Jonathan Turley, who is no Trump fan and who believes that Stone should have merely received a new trial, reminded us in The Hill that Presidents have broad pardon powers and have used them in ways that infuriated their political enemies almost since the nation began. He says the claim of Trump’s action being unprecedentedly corrupt is “almost quaint.”
Turley looks back at American history (while we still have it), and cites similar pardon controversies, from Thomas Jefferson all the way up to Bill Clinton, who pardoned his brother, his Whitewater partner, and worst of all, financier Marc Rich, a major Democratic donor who was indicted on 65 criminal counts, including fraud, racketeering, tax evasion and illegal dealings with Iran. His companies pleaded guilty to 35 counts, but Rich himself went on the lam and spent years on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives list. He was living in Switzerland when Clinton pardoned him on his last day in office.
And since Prof. Turley observes the unwritten media rule of never saying a negative word about Barack Obama, it’s left to conservative media to remind us that Obama pardoned Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, a traitor who leaked a massive trove of sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, and he commuted the 70-year sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, leader of the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN, responsible for 130 terrorist attacks in the US and at least six deaths.
Makes Roger Stone look like pretty small potatoes, doesn't it?
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)