It’s hard to know where to start in dissecting the House Intelligence Committee’s questioning of acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, particularly the disgraceful performance of Chairman Adam Schiff. So I’ll ease into it by quoting former independent prosecutor Ken Starr, in a Thursday night interview with FOX News’ Shannon Bream:
“I think we need a little dignity in Washington,” he said, “on both sides of the aisle. It would be helpful if we just said, ‘Mr. Chairman, we call you on this. You call the President because of his tweets, or whatever; why don’t you show some dignity, especially since you knew you were playing to the crowd?' I just think it’s this constant...” and then he trailed off, maybe because it’s hard to end that thought with a word that can be used on TV. Then he went on: “What I would say is, let’s have a full debate instead of the kind of show that we had today [Thursday], where I think the vice-admiral [Maguire], who has had such an exemplary career, was calumnied [maliciously defamed] in a very, I think, vicious way, and it was very unbecoming to the House of Representatives and the Intelligence Committee to do that...Today was an oversight hearing, but it’s masquerading as impeachment.”
The Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize may have become something of a joke and a political football, but at least some Nobel Prize nominees are truly deserving of a new award, as this article from June reminds us.
This man speaks with authority, because he has seen and survived things that our current shallow, history-challenged class of politicians cannot even imagine. To learn more about his inspiring and miraculous life, watch this interview that I was privileged to do with him, but a recent episode of “Huckabee” on TBN.
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By Mike Huckabee
You are to be congratulated for “digging deeper” to get background on the so-called “whistleblower” scandal. How great it would be if everyone did that! At the same time, my research team wanted you to be aware that no single commentary --- with the possible exception of a hypothetical one approaching the length of the full Harry Potter series --- is going to contain all the points, all the “sound background,” relevant to this extremely multi-faceted story. The effect of our commentary is, by necessity, cumulative.
If you’ve been reading every day –- better yet, twice a day, as we now offer an Evening Edition –- you know we’ve been looking closely at Democrats’ efforts to reach exactly the same sort of quid pro quo with which they want to tar Trump. On September 25, we brought up Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who is STILL trying to stop Ukraine from investigating the Bidens and who, like the senior Biden, likes to boast of being able to throw his weight around. We also linked to a more detailed John Solomon piece, which you’ve likely read, but just in case:
Of course, we’ve focused hard on the push by then-Vice President Joe Biden to oust the Ukrainian prosecutor who happened to be investigating his son, as Ukraine is central to the whole brouhaha. Surely by now we’ve all seen the video of Biden stupidly bragging about his clout in Ukraine when he threatened to rescind more than $1 billion in aid and got the prosecutor fired. I’m sure you know that this is just one of the problems the Democrats have right now, particularly with their longstanding claim that “Russians hacked” their server. Then we have the Three Stooges --- Menendez, Durbin and Leahy --- inserting themselves into the special counsel investigation (!) with their stunning letter to a Ukrainian official; we brought that into the discussion on Thursday in our Evening Edition.
These stories carry so much information that we don’t want to just drop them all in your lap at once –- that’s bound to be information overload. So we generally look at how everything is unfolding and pick the most important focus for each given day. Now is the time for clarity as Trump, dangerously close to exposing the truth about Ukrainian election interference as well as CrowdStrike and the DNC server, is causing Democrats to act like rabid hyenas on PCP.
Again, we wish everyone were as well-informed as you, especially since most media are either ignoring or misreporting the real story. We’re working to bring it all to you right here, so you won’t have to go to THE NEW YORK TIMES or WASHINGTON POST. I daresay that if you park yourself at mikehuckabee.com, you’ll be better informed on this enormous scandal and have a clearer understanding of it than most readers of either of those publications.
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s a news round-up unlike any you’re likely to hear elsewhere, because it’s about things that are actually getting accomplished in Washington. Not surprisingly, President Trump did all of them.
On Wednesday, Trump announced that he and Japan’s Prime Minister have agreed to the first stage of a new trade deal that will open up $7 billion worth of markets for US agricultural products…
…He also met with the President of El Salvador and held a joint press conference to discuss the agreement they struck to curtail illegal immigration (bonus fun: imagine all the reporters’ heads exploding when President Bukele praised Trump and said he’s looking forward to working with him “for the next five years”)…
Finally, Trump met for the first time in person with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who called his phone conversation with Trump “normal” and said, “Nobody pushed me” to investigate Biden.
Okay, so that’s what Trump accomplished on Wednesday alone. Now, let’s look at what the Democratic House accomplished on Wednesday…
Well, it turns out all they did is what they’ve done every day for 266 days since they assumed the majority: they accomplished nothing except yelling for the impeachment of the only guy in DC who’s actually getting anything accomplished.
##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Comment of the day...Scott Sutton after watching the “Pelosi admits she hasn't read the Ukraine call transcript” Fox segment: “Clearly her cheese has slipped off the cracker”
Well, okay, so maybe Trump didn’t threaten to withhold funds from Ukraine in a quid pro quo to go after Joe Biden… BUT! The funds were suspended, so there was an UNSPOKEN threat during that Trump-Zalensky phone call! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH!...
Oops, hold on: a Ukrainian official now says they weren’t even aware that the funds had been suspended until a month after the phone call.
Once again, just as Trump is a really bad racist (overseeing prison reform and record low black and Hispanic unemployment), it appears he’s also the world’s worst extortionist. If you’re going to blackmail Ukraine by threatening to withhold aid if they don’t do what you want, you’ve got to tell them right to their faces, like Joe Biden did. And bragged about it!
Maybe the Democrats can impeach him on grounds of incompetence because he’s just so lousy at being a racist, warmonger, stock market-crasher, Russia-colluder and Ukraine extortionist.
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