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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 119:90
- Durham's detailed indictment tells us much more
- Articles of impeachment
- Abortion politics
- Border mess
- January 6 video footage is released
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.”
Durham's detailed indictment tells us much more
By Mike Huckabee
Someone who might have been in the best position to know how the Russia Hoax was created --- aside from those who actually faked it themselves --- was Kash Patel, chief investigator for California Rep. Devin Nunes, then-chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Patel, a former DOJ national security prosecutor, headed Nunes’ small group they informally dubbed “Objective Medusa” to uncover the plot against Trump. It was Objective Medusa that discovered in October 2017 that the Steele “dossier” had been funded by the Clinton campaign.
As Patel explained to Dana Perino on FOX NEWS, he was also the staffer who took the deposition that is cited in Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of Perkins Coie partner and attorney Michael Sussmann. Sussmann, he said, is the key figure who ties Hillary Clinton and her campaign to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele “and the false information they fed to the FBI and the DOJ to spy on a presidential campaign.”
Patel sees this as a very-well laid out conspiracy charge that will expand to include other figures.
If you’ve read Lee Smith’s “THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History,” which has served as major reference material for us since it came out in 2019, you’re not surprised to hear Patel say this. Check out Chapter 9, “The Press Breaks,” in which Smith details the carefully set-up media explosion surrounding the phony “dossier.” The Alfa Bank story was key.
As Smith explains, on October 31, 2016 –- days before the election –- Franklin Foer, after receiving a manufactured story from Fusion GPS, wrote in SLATE that Russia-connected Alfa Bank’s computer servers were in contact with those of the Trump Organization. That article, along with what Steele had put in his “dossier,” tied Trump to Putin by way of Alfa Bank. And what did Hillary do, after her Fusion GPS operatives had planted this story? Why, put out a press release about it and retweet this lie: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.” The only thing “computer scientists” might have had to do with this story was to figure out how to fake those mysterious “pings.”
The Alfa Bank story was shown to be false in no time, but, as Smith details in his book, it didn’t really go away. It just became part of the lore, along with all the other fake stories that were never verified or had been debunked outright. Thank goodness Alfa Bank sued Steele (among others) for libel, because that forced Steele to go on record about his dicey sources and lack of any real verification.
We highly recommend the book, as it’s especially timely now. And it reads like a thriller. But as Patel says at the end, this effort still isn’t finished. “There’s no actual accountability yet,” he admits. “When we have that, then I’ll be satisfied.” Smith concludes by saying Hillary, with her fears of losing and of being exposed as the dirty politician she is, was the “center of gravity” for this phony operation, adding that if she had won in 2016, we never would have known about any of it.
But as Victoria Taft writes for PJ MEDIA, it’s all coming out, and we’ve just heard the clunk of another shoe dropping. (How many shoes will this centipede end up having?) The part of the Sussmann indictment that especially caught her attention was on Page 10. We haven’t discussed Page 10 yet, but that’s where Durham alleges that “Tech Executive 1,” who hoped to work in cybersecurity for the Clinton White House, used proprietary information to conjure up phony links between Trump and Alfa Bank. He got this information from his own companies, Unbelievably, he also used contracts with an American university to use their researchers to “search and analyze their holdings of public and non-public internet data for derogatory information on Trump” to “support an ‘inference’ and ‘narrative’ regarding Trump that would please certain VIPs.” VIP, I would point out, rhymes with “HRC.” And the narrative they were tasked with supporting was “Russia Russia Russia!”
This is just shocking shocking shocking.
As Taft explains, “The indictment illustrates how Tech Executive 1 used government connections, his companies, contracts with a U.S. university, Perkins Coie, Sussmann, and other political players to Get Trump.”
The indictment even mentions that the major players in this scheme discussed how to fake the computer links to show to the media and the FBI. (See, I was only half-kidding when I quipped about what the computer scientists were really for!)
Taft says that internet sleuths have already pretty much figured out who these major players were, including Tech Executive 1 and the university. We think we might be able to guess some of these as well but sure wouldn't want to be wrong. So we’ll wait for a few more shoes to drop from the centipede.
In the meantime, here’s something else to ponder about Sussmann. We’ve mentioned before that he was representing the DNC when they were supposedly “hacked by the Russians.” (NOTE: We don’t know for sure that it was a hack, as opposed to an internal leak, and there’s no proof that it was done by the Russians.) According to Technofog, writing on SUBSTACK, as soon as Sussmann was told by the DNC of the so-called hack, he contacted an old friend at CrowdStrike, Shawn Henry, who was also the former head of the FBI’s cyber division. CrowdStrike is the company that kept the servers when the DNC refused to turn them over to the FBI. Conveniently, Perkins Coie and CrowdStrike happened to be protected by attorney-client privilege.
According to the indictment, “Within the day, the CrowdStrike team concluded that the intruders were Russian government operatives.” Whew, that was fast. That is some efficiency right there. And I guess they stuck with that, even though Julian Assange insisted that the source for the DNC data he published in Wikileaks had not come from anyone working on behalf of any government, including Russia’s.
What really happened with the DNC servers is an enduring question that Sussmann likely could answer.
Sussmann was incredibly well-connected and seemed to know all the players. We’ll leave you with an excellent article from REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that explains how these scams are accomplished in DC: through a network of friends.
Over the past week, morning newsletter subscribers have been treated to a detailed look at the Durham investigation. Below, are the links to each story for my evening newsletter subscribers:
Articles of impeachment
By Mike Huckabee
Four House Republicans have introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Biden over his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan (where Americans are still left behind while the Taliban are reportedly hunting down our allies that Biden promised to remove), his border disaster and his ignoring of the Supreme Court in continuing to push an eviction moratorium.
While some might dismiss this as a partisan stunt, Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs says he takes this seriously. He says Biden is obviously not capable of being Commander-in-Chief, and it’s scary how much damage he’s done to America in less than nine months.
Still, with Democrats in charge of Congress, no matter how serious the charges, there’s no way Biden will be impeached. Besides, it’s not as if he’s accused of anything really impeachment-worthy, like trying to pressure another national leader during a phone call. Oh wait: Biden did that, too. Except instead of allegedly pressing the other leader to investigate corruption, he pressed the other leader to lie to the world to cover up the dangers of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. So totally different and not grounds for impeachment at all.
By Mike Huckabee
In December, the Supreme Court will take up a case that could significantly affect, even overturn, Roe v. Wade. It involves deciding whether all pre-viability abortion prohibitions are unconstitutional. But at this link, Rita Joseph, author of “Human Rights and the Unborn Child,” explains why the original “viability test” for an unborn child invented by Justice Harry Blackmun is in itself unconstitutional. It has no basis in the Constitution, and is in fact a throwback to a discredited and barbaric medieval practice called “trial by ordeal.”
On the subject of Roe v. Wade, the left always eventually eats its own, and now the mob has even come for its one-time heroine, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In tweeting a quote from her, defending the “right” to abortion, the ACLU felt it necessary to alter her archaic language that implied that pregnancy is something that (gasp!) only happens to women! We know better now, of course: pregnancy happens to “birthing people.” Even her use of the feminine pronoun "she" was changed to “the singular ‘they,’” which does not exist (“they” is a plural pronoun; to suggest otherwise is an abortion of grammar rules.)
Check out the link for their full attempt to further woke-ify even the Notorious RBG and erase women completely, and the well-deserved roasting they got in response.
By Mike Huckabee
The tragic mess on the Texas border and the huge influx of Haitians (FYI: who aren’t fleeing Haiti; they left Haiti quite a while ago for Latin America) has created a dangerous and unhygienic situation that has been compared to the Third World. Events are moving so fast, it’s impossible for us to track them all in a daily newsletter, but here are some of the most recent reports from Fox News’ Bill Melugin.
Melugin is doing a great job of covering this story that the White House is outright lying about while much of the mainstream media studiously ignores it.
One of the more striking revelations is that despite the White House’s toothless claims that the border is closed and every illegal crosser will be sent home, Melugin reports that they’re actually being given “requests” (not orders) to appear at an ICE office within the next 60 days. I’m sure they’ll all comply with those requests.
When called out in the Senate for his disastrous handling of the border, DHS Director Alejandro Majorkas got snippy and instead of answering the question, snapped that he works 18 hours a day (imagine how bad it would be if he worked 24/7 at it!) His latest move that suggests a sleep-deprived mind is to take the mounted Border Patrol agents off their already impossible duty and put them on desk jobs, despite the woeful lack of personnel we’re already suffering and the fact that the wild accusation against them is both bogus and idiotic.
The left needs a constant stream of fake news to make their opponents look racist because otherwise, Americans might focus on real news and realize these people should never be trusted with any public office above the rank of assistant dog catcher. The latest example is the continuing brouhaha over photos that they claim showed the Border Patrol whipping Haitian illegal immigrants, when those were actually their leather reins flying. They don’t carry whips and they didn’t strike anyone with their reins, which they spin to keep people back for their own safety, and to prevent anyone from grabbing the reins and taking control of their horses. This is standard procedure for cops on horseback.
But never mind that: leftists who know even less about cowboy skills than they do about math skills are continuing their outrage fest even after the “whipping migrants” narrative was debunked all the way to the bunkhouse.
Leave it to Rep. Maxine Waters to have the craziest take on the story, not only accusing the agents of using (nonexistent) whips on migrants, but “What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”
That’s as offensive as downplaying the Holocaust by claiming your political opponent is “literally Hitler,” which is also something the left does regularly. But supposedly more responsible officials were almost as bad. Even the President and Vice President, desperate for any distraction from their cascade of tragic disasters, pointed fingers at the Border Patrol cavalry, with Biden calling the (false) accusation disturbing, Jen Psaki declaring it “obviously horrific,” and Kamala Harris saying it’s “horrible” and demanding a “thorough investigation.”
Uh, Vice President Harris? If you really want a thorough investigation of what’s happening on the border, might I suggest that you start by actually going there?
January 6 video footage is released
By Mike Huckabee
A judge finally ordered government prosecutors to release some of the video footage of the January 6th Capitol invasion, over their baffling objections that it would somehow endanger national security. Now that the public can see it, all it endangers is the job security of Democrats who keep crying that it was the worst threat to democracy since the Civil War.
You can see the video at the link, and as noted in the story, it shows no violence, weapons or mad rushes. Just people casually entering through open doors, mingling around and taking selfies.
To be clear: there is more footage, and yes, some people were violent and should be dealt with to the full extent of the law. But this video footage is just one more nail in the coffin of the claim that this was a serious insurrection attempt. And while it’s true that these people might be guilty of trespassing (although if I saw an open door on a public building, I probably wouldn’t think that I’d be trespassing if I stepped inside), it’s hardly justification for holding peaceful protesters for months on end, even in solitary confinement. That’s what I would call an assault on democracy.