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September 7, 2022



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More cover-up by the FBI of the Biden family business

Even though just-retired FBI agent Timothy Thibault’s attorneys have said he had no involvement with the Hunter Biden case, he apparently was “point man” on it and deep-sixed the information provided by Hunter’s business associate Tony Bobulinski, according to the NEW YORK POST’s Miranda Devine, who broke the original laptop story shortly before the 2020 election.

Devine has learned that days after her story broke, Bobulinski, a decorated naval officer and very credible witness with a top-secret security clearance, was actually interviewed by four FBI agents for five-and-a-half hours about then-candidate Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son’s business dealings. He gave them “chapter and verse,” she says. This was the day after Bobulinski gave his press conference saying the elder Biden was “the Big Guy” who was to receive 10 percent of the proceeds from a deal with Chinese energy company CEFC. An email to that effect had been found on the laptop, and Bobulinski told the FBI he personally had met with the former Vice President twice about the CEFC deal.

Bobulinski also turned over to the FBI three cellphones with encrypted messages among Hunter Biden and his business associates, plus emails and financial documents for what we like to call “Biden, Inc.” He and his attorney were given Thibault’s cellphone number and were told he would be their “point man” at the FBI. They never heard from Thibault again.

Everything Bobulinski gave them appears to have gone down a black hole. There supposedly is an investigation going on into Hunter Biden’s financial dealings at the FBI field office in Baltimore and the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware, but, unbelievably, Bobulinski has never been subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury that was convened in Delaware last year.

Miranda Devine has more details of Bobulinski’s FBI interview.

The big take-aways from Judge Cannon's "special master"

In our coverage yesterday about Judge Aileen Cannon’s order for a presumably neutral “special master” to examine the documents seized from Mar-A-Lago, we mentioned a few of her turns of phrase that have since been discussed by top legal analysts. First on the list is that President Biden is a big pants-on-fire liar (our words) for saying he hadn’t been briefed and knew nothing.

As Margot Cleveland explains, “Monday’s order highlighted a key sentence” from the letter that had been sent by the acting head of the National Archives, Debra Steidel Wall, to Trump’s attorneys “that went less noticed by the press.” In that letter, Steidel Wall stated that Biden had decided to defer to the archivist’s “determination, in consultation with the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, regarding whether or not [she, the archivist] should uphold the former President’s purported “protective assertion of executive privilege.” She said she’d decided not to honor Trump’s claim of privilege.

We see from this letter that Biden had to have been briefed about this, since, at least according to the acting archivist, he made the decision to defer to her. Indeed –- and this is what we pointed out yesterday –- Judge Cannon’s order included this revelation from Steidel Wall: “NARA will provide the FBI access to the records in question, AS REQUESTED BY THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT [emphasis ours], beginning as early as May 12, 2022.”

Again, Biden = huge, monumental liar. But we already knew that.

Cleveland puts it less bluntly, focusing on Biden’s direct role rather than the White House’s reeking dishonesty about it: “This language indicates that Biden did not merely defer to the NARA but asked the NARA to give the documents to the FBI. Of course, deferring to the NARA’s judgment equated to Biden authorizing the hand-off to the FBI, but this passage suggests a more direct connection between Biden and the investigation into Trump.”

Another revelation comes through the timeline provided in Judge Cannon’s order, From 2022:

May 10 – acting archivist writes the above letter to Trump’s attorneys

May 11 – DOJ obtains grand jury subpoena for ALL Trump documents marked classified

May 12 – the start date for the FBI to provide investigators with documents (those first 15 boxes)

Cleveland asks the question, WHY would the DOJ subpoena “any and all” of Trump’s documents before even seeing the boxes he was about to turn over? Also, since Biden had already requested that the archivist provide Trump’s documents to the FBI, was it Biden who directed the DOJ to get the grand jury subpoena for everything? We don’t know, but that would certainly explain this timeline.

Cleveland also notes that the judge’s order reflects her thinking that the denial by Biden of Trump’s right to executive privilege is not so cut-and-dried as the DOJ would like us to assume. Judge Cannon wrote that the Biden administration’s position “arguably overstates the law,” noting that the Supreme Court has not ruled out “the possibility of a former President overcoming an incumbent President on executive privilege matters.” (And let’s hope they allow for that, or else no former President is safe from the wrath of an incumbent from the other political party.)

As Cleveland notes, this observation paves the way for Trump to assert executive privilege, prompting a legal showdown with the Biden administration.

Up next, something else we’ve been harping on here: members of the DOJ’s investigative team have already seen confidential attorney-client documents. The raid was a month ago, and since then we’ve been imagining Lisa Monaco, Avril Haines and their minions rummaging through every bit of material carted from Trump’s house, their eager eyes scanning every line of communication to or from Trump’s attorneys. The Mother Lode! One of the reasons they’d opposed the appointment of a “special master” was that they’d had their own in-house “Privilege Review Team” going through the documents first and didn’t need what they called “another round of screening.” Sure they don’t. We’ve already discussed the problems with these “taint teams,” which are made up of the investigators’ colleagues.

Judge Cannon cited a couple of examples wherein the review from this team was faulty and “potentially privileged” material was seen by two investigators, who should have been “walled off” from the investigation at that point but, as far as anyone had told the judge, were not. That’s not something the “special master” can address, she said, but that person can at least determine if OTHER documents were privileged. “If so,” she writes, “the DOJ will have bigger problems.”

It looks to us as though the motto of this investigation should be “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” And they don’t seem to care much about forgiveness, either.

Next, Cleveland points out that Judge Cannon’s order makes clear the staggering amount of Trump’s personal material seized by the Biden administration. Some was “readily identified as personal property” and was “without evidentiary value.” A search warrant is supposed to be specific; this was a fishing expedition that swept up three passports, clothing, medical records (!), and accounting and tax documents.

Our next take-away comes not from the judge’s order but from government filings referenced in it. One of these reveals that the special agent in charge of NARA’s Office of the Inspector General had made a criminal referral on Trump to the DOJ (!) over a document returned to NARA that had been torn up at some point. To the nimble legal mind of Margot Cleveland, this screams “witch hunt,” and she notes that the reference to torn-up documents wasn’t even included in the affidavit for the warrant, at least the part left unredacted. And there’s no justification for redacting that, considering that information was included in another briefing. In Cleveland’s words, “...maybe the DOJ realized that using torn documents as a pretext to search the home of a former President would paint the raid as political –- because it sure does make the special agent in charge’s referral look political.”

Finally, in explaining her decision to appoint a “special master,” Judge Cannon cited the incredible amount of leaking that has gone in with this case. She noted that a government attorney had acknowledged the existence of these “unfortunate” leaks (!) but stated he “had no knowledge” of any leaks stemming from his team. (As if they could have come from anywhere else.) As Cleveland points out, these “unfortunate” leaks point to how politicized this investigation is, for the Mar-A-Lago raid has sprung more leaks just in the past three weeks than than have escaped from John Durham’s special counsel team in three years.

"Take the Gen. Hayden Challenge": an update

Not long ago, I ran a commentary called “Take the Gen. Hayden Challenge” after former CIA head Gen. Michael Hayden had re-tweeted a post from British ‘journalist’ Edward Luce saying, “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous and contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”

Gen. Hayden, when he re-tweeted, added this: “I agree. And I was the CIA Director.

Gen. Hayden had previously re-tweeted a picture of convicted-and-executed Russian spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg with the caption, “Sounds about right,” apparently meaning execution for Trump as a traitor.

We made scathing fun of Gen. Hayden --- which he well deserved --- calling this gasbag “Exhibit A for what has gone wrong with our out-of-control intel community.” “He’s delusional, suffering from ‘long TDS,’” we said, “and needs to quarantine himself until he gets over it, if he ever does. He also should lock away his phone, as President Trump isn’t the only one who invites criticism for his mean tweets.”

Then we urged all who feel this way to take the Gen. Hayden Challenge. Here is that excerpt, again:

Let's say we set up two rooms. Room #1 contains five people selected at random from the studio audience of my TBN weekend show, HUCKABEE. These almost certainly will be the conservative "today's Republicans" you loathe, who will probably want to greet you, tell you about their families, hear some of your stories and share homemade pie. (They might also say "bless your heart" and give you an earful about the CIA, but you need to hear it.) Room #2 contains five of the terrorists who hacked off journalist Daniel Pearl’s head with a dull, rusty blade.”

Which room will you enter?

If you choose Room #2, well, at least you had the courage of your convictions. It was nice knowing you, and we hope you didn't suffer too much, though you probably did. If you choose Room #1, then you have to admit you were full of horse manure, apologize to all Republicans (a special apology to President Trump) for your crass stupidity, and refrain from tweeting forever.”

With that refresher, here’s the update: On Tuesday, a self-described liberal and California native named Samuel Donner went on “FOX & Friends” with Peter Doocy to say he’d forced himself to go to a Trump rally in Tennessee to see if he could find some common ground and actually make friends. He didn’t expect to be able to, but he did. “I was absolutely baffled,” he said, “that people wanted to talk to me and would actually be friends with me.”

He had seen this as a kind of test for himself, to go into what he believed was the most hostile environment he could find. He described being scared to death to be around Trump supporters, with a knot in the pit of his stomach! “Going in, I was expecting aggression,” he said, “but I actually experienced a lot of kindness.”

In an interaction reminiscent of the way I characterized my studio audience in the original “Gen. Hayden Challenge” above, Donner was asked by one rally attendee to join her Bible study, which he and a friend of his did, and where they experienced “incredible kindness.” He didn’t specifically mention homemade pie, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they had it.

So, again, in light of this, I invite all those who believe Trump supporters are racists and violent extremists and far more "nihilistic, dangerous and contemptible" than anything else in the world, to take the Gen. Hayden Challenge. Two rooms, one with five members of my studio audience of conservative Republicans, the other with five of the terrorists who hacked off Daniel Pearl’s head with a dull blade. Unless you choose the room with the beheaders, then just please stop tweeting your idiocy. Of course, if you do choose the beheaders, you’ll be stopped soon enough.

Always entertaining

The always entertaining Kurt Schlichter, who was a military man as well as a columnist and attorney, has a new column schooling President Biden on the stupidity of his arrogant claim that citizens armed with rifles are no match for a government with F-15 jets.

You’d think Biden might have considered some of this, since he made that snarky comment on the one-year anniversary of him surrendering Afghanistan to a bunch of guys with rifles.

A bad investment

Twenty-six grassroots chapters of Black Lives Matter are suing BLM national co-founder Shalomyah Bowers, claiming he defrauded them by siphoning off $10 million in donations that he used as his “personal piggy bank.”

Wait, you’re saying that trying to ease your white guilt by showering money on an organization you know nothing about turned out to be a bad investment? Who could’ve predicted that?!

Good news you might have missed

A federal court blocked the Biden Administration’s plans to force doctors to perform abortions and gender-transition procedures that violate their conscience or medical judgement.


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  • David A. Strock, Sr.

    09/09/2022 11:05 PM

    I read and often pass along your wonderful newsletter. But, today, one of my contacts sent me this link witch points out one of your ads as FAKE. Here is the link:

    I don't blame Huckabee; but someone should care.

  • Mike Spears

    09/08/2022 11:50 AM

    Gov Huckabee: I believe the critical question concerning the FBI raid on President Trump's home is:
    -- What was the single first event in the series of events that led to the raid on a former President's home?
    1) Was it a records concern initiated by NARA?
    2) Or was it the "Waiver of President's Executive Privilege" by the Biden Administration?

    If it all began with the latter, then the Biden Administration and/or the Jan 6 commission is highly
    suspect of manufacturing an excuse to get at President Trump's Privileged Records. It seems strange to me that "out of the blue" NARA would suddenly have a concern with records at President Trump's home, especially if a government approved storage had been constructed at his home that was also guarded by the Secret Service.

    We know for sure that in the bigger picture we have an over zealous, one-sided, Jan 6 committee that is quite eager to get at those Privileged documents and that they issued a very general search warrant.

  • Jerry

    09/08/2022 07:35 AM

    As the cover up of the biden crime syndicate continues I wonder with all the money gained by the biden crime family is worth the trouble keeping it hidden every day at some time the security of all this money gained tru play for pay scheme may come maybe justice for the American taxpayer will get the assets taken given back. Just another terrorAmericans have to worry about are the Terrorist biden has allowed on the withdrawal of Afghanistan and the terrorists allowed in thru the Southern border and the 87000 armed IRS agents and all the ammunition stored up, is biden the president of the US going to declare war on the Citizens of America with military warfare Biden wants weapons citizens disarmed the details are fearful biden is ridding the military of personal that doesn't believe in the covid Vacs he is checking Americans that still believe in America first and trying to rid that personal heads up America biden isn't thru destroying America yet.

  • Paul Schaber

    09/07/2022 07:56 PM

    This administration and all those called experts being seen on Social Media and Main Street Media are all hoping that lies do not get discovered along with Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray and his Gestapo Troopers when the truth comes out being sent by one of enemies in the form of a missile or financial attack directed by either Russia or China or North Korea all knowing that when Trump was in office they lived in fear, but now with this group fakers they are and willing to see what happens when they strike.

  • Charles W Sigars

    09/07/2022 07:11 PM

    You're doing it too and it is vexing.

    The White House is a building. It is inanimate. It cannot take action, it cannot speak, it cannot move, and it certainly can neither be honest or dishonest: "Cleveland puts it less bluntly, focusing on Biden’s direct role rather than the White House’s reeking dishonesty about it:..."

    Please, name names of who in the White House is dishonest, or say people in the White House
    are being dishonest.

    Please, never, ever, use the phrases "According to the White House...", or "The White House said...". It is just abysmal usage of the English language.

  • Patrick Canan

    09/07/2022 06:40 PM

    Thank you for your comments. The left has a lot of misunderstanding of Trump supporters. The many who I know are solid citizens, generous, and thoughtful. They would be at your doorstep if you needed help. I do not understand why they follow a man so lacking in every one of the above.

  • Jerry

    09/07/2022 04:06 PM

    When biden hid behind a microphone and said he would take Trump behind the school yard and beat the Hell out of him big time talk from a scrawny drink of urine biden is just a loser in character oh he has a bundle of money yea as a human being biden would lose a fist fight with his shadow. biden is a creepy fellow no doubt about it. I am not a person that enjoys violence as I was attacked once in self defense i had to stop the attack and I hit a man in the face a few times and after he withdrew I felt sad and somewhat ashamed that the dental bills were going to set him back for quite awhile I never had to strike another human being again I used other techniques to stop violent behavior the police no longer can use the method I used to stop imbeciles like joe biden joe is a coward however is superman behind a micro phone and secret service to protect him if I was secret service I would simply say get some one else to protect that scum people from the Greatest Generation despised people like joe biden unfortunately biden had to move around till he could have security to protect him, yes from civilized people, biden has the gift to turn people into a raging violent person. Biden is a coward with a soul that has been sold to the enemies of the United States and as you see him howl at the camera he knows its revenge and hate for the state of mind he is in nobody likes him that makes him angry and he will get more revenge until we put a stake thru where a heart should be.

  • Rick Bashaw

    09/07/2022 02:01 PM

    Trump may have mean tweets, but Biden has mean speeches!

  • Jerry

    09/07/2022 01:26 PM

    When people exchange right and wrong for fear of being called the many names democrats lay on you is nothing more than pure cowardly behavior. Biden and his collection of media colleagues call people that don’t do along with the demonic ideology of killing babies sexist or voter ID racist so many new names I have been labeled with every week I become something I never thought I was. I probably have 50 traits the democrats have labeled me as the new trans gender thing they have going on tomorrow will a new issue they will take acid and come up with a new phenomenon and of course they will attach a new label for me number 51 let go screw balls so call me another noun and I will continue to treat it the same way I use the toilet yes you guessed it demo tard I will flush it

  • ken moore

    09/07/2022 01:08 PM

    a aplaude moves to move illegal immigrants to chicago DC NY and Delaware via bus i woild recomend bussing to stop and use trains for the immigrants transportation
    ALSO defund originazations that are uses to controp the population like IRS DOJ AND FBI