May 11, 2018

Suppose you were a member of, say, the House Intelligence Committee, trying to exercise your due diligence and conduct oversight as mandated by the Constitution, and you’d been kept waiting an ungodly length of time for thousands documents from the DOJ and FBI. How would you feel when you finally got some –- after many months or even over a year –- and you still couldn’t get the full story or even, in some cases, make heads or tails of them because large portions had been blacked out, ostensibly for reasons of national security. The official term for this: “redacted.” We’ve taken for granted these redactions were necessary.

Sometimes entire pages are blacked out. For all practical purposes, a blacked-out page may as well be non-compliance, especially considering that lately, when communications were finally un-redacted, the parts formerly withheld turned out to have nothing to do with national security –- only with covering the FBI’s collective butt, particularly on its disgraceful treatment of former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

Who actually performs these redactions? Gosh, I don’t know, but it’s easy to imagine some Winston Smith character sitting in a locked-down, dreary, fluorescent-lit basement room within the Ministry Of Truth –- I mean, Department of Justice –- with a green eyeshade and a big black Magic Marker, which he uses so much that he risks being overcome by the fumes in his cubicle. Instead of dropping papers down the memory hole, he runs his eyes over them and blacks out whatever he anticipates might be damaging or even incriminating to the DOJ or to colleagues at the FBI and State. “Winston” has done this for years and assumed until November of 2016 that once Hillary was safely in office, he’d be able to continue unchallenged.

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Mark my word: while President Trump is being accused of “obstructing justice,” the real obstruction has been occurring among those trying to get rid of him. Many assume that this is an attempt to impeach Trump, convict him and remove him from office. But Mark Levin has a different theory: that since it would be impossible to get a two-thirds vote in the Senate to convict, Mueller’s goal is to get Trump indicted on SOMETHING, forced into the legal fight of his life and induced to resign. No sitting President has ever been indicted, forced before a federal grand jury or removed from office through impeachment and conviction. But in this case, removal wouldn’t be accomplished by that process, but by one determined prosecutor, Captain Ahab (I mean Mueller). According to Levin –- and there’s no better constitutional scholar –- the framers never in their wildest dreams imagined that this subversion of democracy would be happening today.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could bring this travesty to a halt. But where is he? He recused himself on the Russia investigation, but surely there’s ample cause to stop this that has nothing to do with Russia. Try all the stunning conflict of interest that permeates the whole steaming mess.

At least we can see that despite the redactions and delays, evidence of the plan is emerging and being pieced together by patriots (call ‘em Huck’s Heroes) who will not be deterred. For example, although FISA requests are slow-walked like a camel through quicksand, Judicial Watch has obtained new evidence that on advice from the FBI, former FBI Director James Comey met with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team before testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about leaking his notes on meetings with Trump to his professor “friend” (actually someone he had on the FBI payroll, though he didn’t disclose that) with the goal of getting them to the New York Times and having a special counsel appointed. It’s astounding that he would have chosen what seems to be a very inappropriate way to prepare for that testimony. What was going to come out in his testimony before the Senate that he had to coordinate with Mueller first?

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According to Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal, Rep. Devin Nunes has finally been allowed by the Justice Department to see classified information about someone described as a “sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI.” The DOJ and FBI had refused to provide congressional investigators with information on this person, “a U.S. citizen who has aided the special counsel investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.” The argument, once again, was that revealing this information to Nunes would somehow threaten national security, even risk loss of life. Sure, right –- just like those other redactions. What seems increasingly apparent to Strassel is that this person, amazingly, was an informant (spy) for the FBI inside the Trump campaign.

What, intercepting their phone calls wasn’t enough? Strassel even thinks she knows who the spy was but needs confirmation before she can say. She suggests that Trump use his authority as President to declassify as much as possible himself. How ironic if his attempt to reveal all that the FBI and DOJ have been trying to hide were to be labeled “obstruction.”



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  • S. Granger

    05/14/2018 08:47 AM

    Enough already!! Mueller hasn't dug up anything on the Russia Collusion in a year, but he keeps looking for "something - anything" that he can use to hang President Trump. There are so many questions that have no answers, and the longer Mueller goes on the more questions. What is the FBI and DOJ hiding? Why hasn't Jeff Sessions stepped in and stopped this witch-hunt? In the case of Jim Comey and his book - where are the memo's he wrote on talks with Obama and Clinton?? You mean he only made notes when he talked to President Trump? What's the statue of limitations on the crimes others have obviously committed? Why hasn't Mueller dug up anything on Obama and Clinton and charged them? His investigation has certainly gone beyond the scope of this special council, but it doesn't include anything regarding Obama and Clinton, who have most definitely committed crimes.

  • Dale Johnson

    05/11/2018 06:10 PM

    The people's representatives in the legislative branch have a right to see any documents held by the DOJ pertaining to their investigation. There should be NO redactions.

  • Debby Chesterfield

    05/11/2018 02:59 PM

    I am so sick of our President being investigated!! He has done nothing wrong!! I would like to see some of these same papers myself. This was all to do with Russia !! No collision!!
    God Bless America!! Let move on fire Muller!!

  • Mackie Braden

    05/11/2018 02:21 PM

    Your commentary makes it clear the kind of brutality that President Trump has been up against. Along with his regular work, imagine the amount of energy needed to overcome this illicit investigation. Donald Trump is Superman. What a Godsend he is to America.

  • Mackie Braden

    05/11/2018 02:21 PM

    Your commentary makes it clear the kind of brutality that President Trump has been up against. Along with his regular work, imagine the amount of energy needed to overcome this illicit investigation. Donald Trump is Superman. What a Godsend he is to America.

  • Vincent M Tedone MD

    05/11/2018 01:47 PM

    Can't Trump declassify the information? Why are Wray and Sessions withholding information

  • Waylon Bush

    05/11/2018 01:08 PM


  • John Stone

    05/11/2018 12:59 PM

    ENOUGH !!! It's time for Congress to seek redress in accord with the Constitution and submit the issue to the Courts for a ruling. And we as Americans must pray that they reach the right conclusion - or else we truly have become a "banana republic"!

  • Jackie Johnston

    05/11/2018 12:48 PM

    Sound exactly like a toilet long overdue for a big flush run them down with the rest of the "stuff".

  • Douglas Morgan

    05/11/2018 12:35 PM

    I say it is time to identify the 'someone described as a “sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI.” ' This person should be charged with treasonous crimes against the Constitution of the USA and if necessary do what we used to do to traitors, hang him/her. It is time for the President to bring in the giant back hoe and destroy the dam to the swamp. The first alligators to go should be Sessions and Rosenstein, then Mueller. Might be nice to see all three of them in a cell together with no windows or light, total darkness with no way out! Sounds like a place that they are trying to create here in the US. Hell!

  • Lee Kania

    05/11/2018 12:10 PM

    Trust me from someone who has studied the JFK assassination very thoroughly. Whenever government agencies seek to protect anything they don't want the general public to know and to cover their butt as Mike said, they always used national security as their cover of choice. The more redactions the more they have to hide. It sound like in Mike's article they have a lot to hide.

  • nikki johnson

    05/11/2018 11:49 AM

    Can't wait for the big reveal from Kim strassel. Wondering if this "mystery" person is "Valerie plame" (laughing). This whole issue is so childish, and the media is so openly hostile, the American people are catching on to the game. Waiting for Hugo-hillary Clinton-chavez to finally have some charges brought against her. Imagine what life would be like for us if Hillary had won...ugh

  • Walter Nowak

    05/11/2018 11:48 AM

    The dept of Justice is part of the Executive Branch, so why can't all the dead weight,deep state ilk be fired?

  • Donald Ogle

    05/11/2018 11:48 AM

    President Trump needs to appoint a "Special Counsel" to investigate the DOJ. I am very disappointed with our AG for not doing the job he was hired for.

  • Mark Carroll

    05/11/2018 11:41 AM

    Rev Huckabee -Please take a moment and explain why everyone is so "afraid" or "in awe" of Mr Mueller. From what I have been able to glean, his history is not squeaky clean -- especially during his tenure in Boston. Mr Mueller has taken his position as Special Counsel and defined his mission as "without borders". Are the Republicans really that spineless to allow this apparent travesty? Is Attorney General Sessions really as senile and incompetent as he appears to the American public? POTUS Trump is doing a great job as President and is making good on his campaign promises -- the USA is experiencing an economic resurgence, unemployment is down, and we are retaking our prominence on the world stage. I guess I am just getting too old to understand where elected politicians, allegedly men and women of principle, can take an oath of office (sworn before God), then stand bye and not do their sworn duty. God Bless You and God Bless America.


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  • Janet Semones

    05/11/2018 11:08 AM

    I agree. Enough is enough! The American people are frustrated and tired of this witch hunt. Millions of taxpayers' dollars have been spent, and for what? It's time to end this and blow the Deep State and its operatives out of the water!

  • Catherine Susinno

    05/11/2018 11:00 AM

    Bravo, March-On for and with the People, Justice, and the American Way!

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    05/11/2018 10:39 AM

    And the web keeps getting bigger. Well Obama did say he was going to "Fundamental Change America." Hopefully we can undo his plans and restore the Constitution.

  • Karen M

    05/11/2018 10:38 AM

    Jeff Sessions where are you??!! It's like trying to find Waldo! I am a proud Alabamian & WAS so proud of you when you became AG. Not so proud anymore. I've seen ZERO action on your part to right any of the wrongs occurring not only in this investigation but, in other areas. Can we say "Sanctuary Cities"? Why aren't Federal charges being brought against those traitors in office? FED UP!

  • Donald H Kinum Jr

    05/11/2018 10:36 AM

    Find "Winston" and "show" him the waterboard. After he spills the beans, hang by the neck until dead,dead,dead!

  • Jan Jentzen

    05/11/2018 10:34 AM

    What is keeping the president from declassifying the information? I would expect him to do anything he could to put an end to this nonsense.

  • Marilyn Braun

    05/11/2018 10:28 AM

    You are right on!11. I for one am tired of Mueller and all of them. I hope this ends soon for our country. Marilyn

  • Marchia Forber

    05/11/2018 10:25 AM

    Don't forget Charles Dickens' "Circumlocution Room" !!

  • Gail Parkhill

    05/11/2018 10:18 AM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee, I will say I've been a fan since you were a governor. I'm from Longview Texas so I have kept up with you. Why can these problems of redaction of requested documents be addressed. I wanted to believe that when they are ordered they are Fast walked to the person requiring the paper. No one seems to work together for the good of our great land. I am sick and angry about this! Who is in charge? Oh, love your talented daughter. May God Bless you both, Gail Parkhill