October 9, 2021

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Proverbs 4:7-8
  • Weekend reading: new details on Durham's conspiracy case
  • Biden Leadership poll
  • America the Beautiful - North Dakota
  • Texas bound
  • Fighting back
  • From our staff: The ultimate example of corporate suicide
  • Amazing story
  • Massive caravan heading this way
  • The cost of saying no
  • Hymnal - Revive Us Again


Mike Huckabee


Proverbs 4:7-8

Weekend reading: new details on Durham's conspiracy case

By Mike Huckabee

For months --- years, even --- the refrain we heard was “Where’s Durham?” Is he really doing anything? Why would he just disappear for so long? Oh, well, there will never be justice.”

Anyone who wondered what was taking Special Counsel John Durham so insanely long will wonder no more after reading Paul Sperry’s latest update for REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS. Durham is obviously building a huge criminal conspiracy case surrounding the phony Trump Tower-Alfa Bank computer “pinging” story designed to falsely tie the Trump campaign with Vladimir Putin.

Sperry’s detailed article is your weekend reading assignment, though readers of this newsletter will be familiar with much of it. This time, however, Sperry goes on to identify other players. Along with then-Perkins Coie partner and Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann, “Tech Executive – 1” Rodney L. Joffe, current Biden administration national security adviser (!) Jake Sullivan, former FBI analyst-turned-Democrat-operative Dan Jones, and a team of Georgia Tech cybersecurity experts vying for a big Pentagon contract (which they got), we have some new names.

Another top computer analyst who worked closely with Joffe on this project and is named only as “Originator – 1” in the indictment has been identified by her attorney as April D. Lorenzen, who in media stories used the pseudonym “Tea Leaves” and masculine pronouns to help hide her identity. As Sperry reports, the registered Democrat “was tasked by Joffe with making a Trump connection from the data along with the researchers from Georgia Tech, where she had worked as a guest researcher since 2007.”

Investigators have emails that show her discussing how to fake internet traffic to create an “inference” of Trump-Russia connection that wasn’t really there. According to the indictment, Lorenzen “supplied so-called Domain Name System (DNS) logs from proprietary holdings –- the foundation for the whole conspiracy charge –- and helped compile them for the spurious report that was fed to the FBI.”

The DNS system is described as the “phone book” of the internet, translating domain names for emails and websites into IP addresses in order for web browsers to easily interact. The traffic leaves a record known as DNS “lookups.” These are what have been described as “pings” between servers. (We like to imagine them as being like the sonar “pings” you hear in undersea movies, but that’s just for amusement.)

Lorenzen’s attorney, Boston white-collar criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Connolly, says allegations that she did anything wrong are “unequivocally false.” She was acting in the interest of national security, he says. I’m reminded of what Michael Sussmann’s attorney said about him, that he was acting out of his “patriotic duty,” and get the impression that this crowd of Democrat operatives thought “national security” or “patriotic duty” was anything that might help keep Trump out of the White House.

One thing about all this that makes my blood boil is the close connection between political operatives –- I mean, “contractors” –- such as these and U.S. government departments such as Homeland Security. It definitely adds to our understanding of how the so-called “deep state” actually operates. Lorenzen helped found two tech firms, Dissect Cyber Inc. and Zetalytics LLC, which have contracted with the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division and other agencies. “In that role,” Sperry reports, “she oversees one of the world’s largest and most diverse systems of ‘passive,’ or stored, DNS records, which can be searched to uncover potential security incidents.”

She specializes in identifying the “spoofed domains” that are used in email phishing scams. It seems to me that If anyone knew how to fake a relatively convincing scam involving DNS records, it would be her.

In fact, it turns out to be Lorensen who said in an email, “It would be possible to ‘fill out a sales form on two websites, faking the other company’s email address in each form,’ and thereby cause them to ‘appear to communicate with each other in DNS.’”

Another player not mentioned by name in the indictment is Indiana University computer science teacher and Democrat activist L. Jean Camp, a colleague of Lorenzen’s. She posted the made-up server data on her website and helped push Lorenzen’s fake Trump-Putin conspiracy story in the media, vouching for her friend “Tea Leaves” as “someone with technical authority and access to data.” Around the time she was doing this, she also gave thousands of dollars to Hillary’s campaign.

She was calling for a full-blown FBI investigation of the data she herself had pushed in the media. Her activism continued after Trump was inaugurated; in March of 2017, after the FBI dropped their Trump email probe, she tweeted in rage and called for people to “join the resistance” against Trump. That in itself is no crime, but as prosecutors might say, it “goes to motivation.”

Here’s another new name: Paul Vixie, a computer scientist who reviewed the DNS logs and pushed the story in the media that Trump and Alfa Bank were engaged in a “criminal syndicate.” (Again, Democrats accuse Republicans of what they themselves are doing.) Not surprisingly, he supported Hillary while bashing Trump. “Hillary presented herself as an experienced politician who is prepared to assume the Presidency,” he tweeted in 2016. He referred to Trump in 2020 as a “fake Republican” who “will finish out his life in prison.”

If anyone in this story ends up in prison, it’s not going to be Trump. More likely it’ll be friends of this guy. Providing the FBI with false evidence of a crime is a crime in itself. Mail and wire fraud also appear to have been involved in this conspiracy case.

Sussmann is the one who went to the FBI and passed along evidence that has been called into question. It was in the form of two thumb drives containing DNS logs purported to show patterns of “covert email communication” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, along with three made-up “white papers” that falsely transformed innocuous marketing pinging between Trump and Alfa servers into a nefarious Russian backchannel.

We should all thank Alfa Bank for fighting this; of course, we have no way of knowing, but it may be why these activities ever saw the light of day. (They also deposed Christopher Steele in a successful lawsuit against him.) They commissioned two studies that showed that the DNS data compiled by Joffe and his friends were formatted differently from the Alfa DNS logs. One of the reports specifically posited that the DNS activity might have been “artificially created.” Independent cyber forensic investigators found other problems as well, such as with timestamps.

Be sure and read Paul Sperry’s article for more details, specifically about the rewards Georgia Tech has reaped since being involved in this activity. On November 17, 2016, the Pentagon awarded them a contract worth $17 million. Its purpose, ostensibly, was to identify and protect the U.S. from malicious cyber attacks. Instead, it appears they went on a political fishing expedition. Since then, their original deal has grown into a $25 million Defense Department contract.

Biden Leadership poll

By Mike Huckabee

Do you think Joe Biden has done a better job than Donald Trump handling the fight against COVID-19?

Anser this question, plus questions about Afghanistan, Biden's competency, the economy and the border here: 


America the Beautiful

This feature returns with images of America's cities, landscapes and people.

Texas bound

By Mike Huckabee

Elon Musk announced that he’s moving Tesla headquarters to Austin, Texas. Like so many Californians fed up with the state government, he’s already moved there himself.

Fighting back

By Mike Huckabee

A big salute to Florida mom Quisha King, who got a standing ovation at the Family Research Council's annual Pray Vote Stand Summit for her impassioned response to school boards labeling concerned parents as domestic terrorists, calling for a “mass exodus” from the public school system.

This isn’t the first time she’s made news for telling off leftist school boards and their racist “Critical Race Theory.”

From our staff: The ultimate example of corporate suicide

The plague of wokeness has caused a lot of companies to lose sight of what their mission is and who their customers are. But I think we may finally have found the ultimate example of corporate suicide due to woke insanity, courtesy of the lingering digital-only publication that’s all that remains of Playboy magazine. Not that I mourn its demise by any means, but how could anyone there have thought that this is what men who do read Playboy wanted to see? Warning: once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

Amazing story

By Mike Huckabee

I know that liberals hate tobacco companies, but you must read this amazing story of some Army paratroopers stuck in a potentially deadly spot during the Afghanistan pullout with (of course) no back-up, and how two cans of chewing tobacco did a lot more to save them than President Biden did.

Massive caravan heading this way

By Mike Huckabee

A massive caravan of 60,000 illegal migrants, mostly Haitians, is heading for the US in the next few weeks, with a second shortly behind. And their leaders are making it clear that they don’t intend to let any government, including ours, keep them from entering the US. As one put it, “with papers or without papers, we are ready for war.”

Of course, we’re not allowed to call them “invaders” because that would be un-PC and insensitive. But what else would you call a 60,000-strong force that declares that it’s going to enter your nation whether you like it or not and considers itself “ready for war”? “Surprise houseguests?"

President Biden seems so proud of himself for “ending” the Afghan War (by making matters exponentially worse.) Let’s see how he deals with this new invasion. They claim they’re “ready for war.” Are we?

The cost of saying no

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of Biden’s border catastrophe, his former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott revealed that Biden's halting of construction on Trump’s border wall cost taxpayers $5 million a day to pay contractors not to build it.

This jibes with a July report by Republicans on the Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management that between January 20th and July, Biden’s halt to the wall construction cost taxpayers upwards of $2 billion, wasting 20% of the $10 billion allocated cost just to “pay contractors to watch steel rust in the desert.”

I kind of feel like that's the same return we're getting on the President's salary.



To Listen:

1 We praise thee, O God, for the Son of thy love,

For Jesus who died and is now gone above.


Hallelujah, thine the glory!
Hallelujah, Amen!
Hallelujah, thine the glory!
Revive us again.

2 We praise thee, O God, for thy Spirit of light,

Who has shown us our Savior and scattered our night. [Refrain]

3 All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,

Who has borne all our sins and has cleansed ev'ry stain. [Refrain]

4 Revive us again - fill each heart with thy love;

May each soul be rekindled with fire from above. [Refrain]

By William Mackay

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  • Floyd A Unger

    10/09/2021 02:47 PM

    Thank you

  • Sharon Faulkner

    10/09/2021 02:15 PM

    What concerns me about the Deep State is that even WHEN we have a Republican President and Congress these creeps ( many of them unknown and faceless) will still be there to corrupt and undermine. We need a total House Cleaning of the U.S Government no matter the cost.

  • Firewagon

    10/09/2021 02:12 PM

    Thanks Gov for that Durham update! It has been a LONG slog, has it not. I did not read anything at those links; however, in your comments I did note that ALL the names of the 'true' criminals were missing. Not one McCabe, Brennan, or Comey, but perhaps all those enabling characters will provide enough facts to corral them all, including the entire Clinton crowd! I'm older than you Mike, and I just hope to survive long enough to see some REAL perp walks.

  • Jerry Korba

    10/09/2021 01:46 PM

    MSM Propagandist say biden supporters didn't like Trump so they voted for biden, that is sad in itself you vote for policies what biden voters voted for is open borders ,high energy costs, lawlessness, attacks against parents, CRT in our education and Military systems, I do not think they voted for the Afgan withdrawal as it turned out nobody is that stupid however the country has had Obama and he favored Terrorists so the biden voters new the withdrawal would help the Middle East Terrorist all in all the biden voter didn't vote against Trump it voted against America and thats the bottom line just like America is sinking to the level of a Democrat any debate with facts compare 2019 to today's 2021.

  • jim berg

    10/09/2021 01:35 PM

    Trump-Putin conspiracy story - what is frightening is the active participation of US Government agencies to affect the outcome of the election.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    10/09/2021 12:03 PM

    Thank you. I know things are bad but i didn’t know how bad. All I know to do to vote right and share how bad it is. Having a President who has mental problems is unreal but the evil that goes with it is even more alarming.

  • Robin Gonsalves

    10/09/2021 11:53 AM

    As far as anything other than Durham's report being reported nothing will come of it.
    The deep state owns judges and jurors and the dem base are the weakest minds and the most uninformed individuals on the planet that this is all we are ever going to hear about this and it's from you.
    I betting on a big nothing burger!
    Bought judge, jururs and of course fake news...
    I could be wrong but so far all the corruption done by democrats and that have been exposed have been swept under the rug.
    Tom Fitton exposes their corruption daily to no avail!]


    10/09/2021 11:35 AM


  • Stephen Russell

    10/09/2021 11:35 AM

    Mini Lockdowns: Greece is doing this, shall we Do same?
    Id Help


    10/09/2021 11:24 AM

    WHERE is US TRANSPORATATION SECRETARY ? Christmas trees cannot be delivered ! Thousands of "containers" are stalled - both full and empty - business must pay for the containers whether they are full or empty. Classic GOVT solving a major problem ??????????