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August 9, 2022
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THE EVENING EDITION

BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

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Hard to believe

A White House official denied that President Biden and Vice President Harris knew the FBI was going to raid former President Trump’s house, emailing the Epoch Times, “We did not have notice of the reported action and would refer you to the Justice Department for any additional information.”

I find that hard to believe, although after seeing these two stories, it is easier to believe that Biden is unaware of anything that's going on around him.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/08/08/watch-biden-has-a-problem-with-his-jacket-jill-has-to-rescue-him-n609001

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/08/08/bidens-cockamamie-comments-about-climate-change-and-controlling-the-weather-n608874

That last story, recounting a string of nonsense out of Biden’s mouth including his claim about controlling the weather, reminds me of the old saying about how everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. Who knew that if we just gave a few hundred billion dollars to Democrats, they could control the weather for us?


The real reason for the raid

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was (of course) on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show Monday night, where he seemed a bit reluctant to join in the host’s glee over the Trump raid. Instead, he gave away the real impetus behind it, ludicrously suggesting that it might hurt Republicans in the upcoming elections because if voters want to protect democracy and the rule of law, they’ll keep Democrats in power. Yes, nothing screams “democracy and the rule of law” like one-sided, due-process free show trials and armed law enforcement raids targeting political opponents.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/08/09/watch-chuck-schumer-sorta-gives-the-game-away-on-fbis-mar-a-lago-raid-during-maddow-interview-n609288

Nick Arama at Redstate.com has reactions and more info from members of the Trump family about the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s home.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/08/08/trump-family-reacts-provides-more-info-on-raid-at-mar-a-lago-n609142

Perhaps the most ridiculous claim thus far: that the raid was sparked by a dispute with the National Archives over the speed of sorting through records. Not only were negotiations with that agency reportedly going well, but can you imagine the National Archives calling out armed FBI agents to raid a former President’s home because he wasn’t sending them his own papers fast enough? By what authority would that agency even have such powers?

That excuse is so transparent, it’s obvious the people making it don’t expect anyone to believe it. They just hope enough people are stupid enough not to think about it or biased enough to play along with it that they can slide by with it. News flash: they will not.

 

 

Very pointed questions

Sen. Mike Lee is not only on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he’s an attorney and former federal prosecutor, and he has some very pointed questions he wants the FBI and Attorney General Merrick Garland to answer. And no, they’re not general questions like, “Do you think America is a banana republic?”

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2022/08/mike-lee-lawyer-former-federal.html

The comments also include some good points, like reminding us that James Comey took classified documents when he left office, and the FBI agreed to meet him at his home and collect them, with no warrants, raids or charges. Also that Barack Obama emailed Hillary Clinton on her private server that we know contained classified documents, but the FBI didn’t raid his home to see if his computer held copies of them.

Just hours after the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago, former President Trump posted a new campaign video on his Truth Social site. The theme is that we are “a nation in decline,” but “it is time to start talking about greatness for our country again,” and “the best is yet to come.” Wow, sounds so insurrection-y. You can learn more and watch it here:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/08/09/trump-video-n2611479

 


And Another One Bites The Dust

After a loooong ballot count in Washington State’s 3rd House District GOP primary, Rep. Jaimie Herrera Beutler has fallen behind challenger Joe Kent, becoming the third Republican who voted to impeach Trump who’s lost her seat.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/08/09/america-first-republican-joe-kent-knocks-off-protrump-impeachment-beutler-in-washington-primary-n2611465?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

Kent, an America-First Republican, Gold Star widower and U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, will face Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in November.

 

 


The weaponization of law enforcement

It’s obvious that the weaponization of law enforcement to target political opponents is not confined only to Democrats at the federal level. State-level Dem office holders are watching and learning, and they need to be reined in, too, by voters prying them away from any levers of power.

Here are just two examples that appeared the same day as the raid on Trump’s home:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean C. Logan is refusing to allow outside monitors in the room when they count and verify the signatures on a petition to recall Soros-backed, one-man-crime-wave District Attorney George Gascon.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2022/08/08/l-a-county-recorder-dean-logan-goes-after-recall-gascon-effort-after-malfeasance-accusation-n609166

Logan claims legal monitoring standards don’t apply because this is “not a normal election.” But petition organizers say the law clearly states that recalls are elections and the process should be public. They suspect that having seen criminal-coddling San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin get the boot, the Dems in power in L.A. are determined to disqualify enough of the 717,000 signatures to get it below the required threshold of 566,857 to place it on the ballot. For some mysterious reason, that will be a lot easier if nobody is watching.


Playing games in the Michigan AG race

Meanwhile, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reportedly searching for a special prosecutor to investigate one of her leading Republican challengers, Matt DePerno, on suspicions of engaging in a “conspiracy” to illegally obtain and examine a voting machine.

https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-lawless-mi-ag-dana-nessel-weaponizes-her-position-to-smear-her-political-opponent-matt-deperno-who-has-a-1-advantage-in-most-recent-poll/

For the record, DePerno says this is a political attack and that he had nothing to do with obtaining or examining the voting machine. His only connection is that the people who did examine it shared a report with him that found it had a 68.0% error rate and should not have been used in Michigan, where the allowable maximum error rate by law is 0.008%.

Well, you can see why the Democrats wouldn’t want an Attorney General in office who’d be concerned about something like that.


Investigate Wray

Last week, when FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the Senate, his excuse for not answering more questions from Republicans was that he had to catch a plane. That implied that he was rushing to make a commercial jet, which turned out not to be true. It was dishonest and misleading (no surprise), but not technically perjury. However, the true story is a new scandal that deserves attention:

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/08/08/that-flight-christopher-wray-told-senators-he-had-to-catch-turns-into-a-scandal-n608780

It’s been reported that Wray was taking a taxpayer-funded government private jet to a fishing vacation in the Adirondacks. Certainly nothing so urgent that he had to duck out of questioning, and it would have waited for him to arrive. But as Bonchie at Redstate.com asks, since when is it legal for government officials other than the President to use government jets for personal trips? Or was his lake vacation “official business?”

Congressional Republicans need to add this to the long list of things to investigate about Wray and the FBI. And if this one slip results in Wray taking his next long vacation in the Gray Bar Hotel, that’s fine. After all, it took a tax evasion charge to finally rid America of Al Capone.


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  • Jerry

    08/10/2022 09:15 AM

    The new anti American power couple Garland and Wray as all Americans can now watch the peeling of a Banana republic before our eyes led by a dictator that cannot remember how to put on a jacket oh my this corrosive administration is eroding by the hour

  • Stephen Russell

    08/10/2022 08:32 AM

    Raid Outcomes:
    Prone past raids done prior ( Stone, Manafort, Flynn etc)
    Bad timing by Dems
    Return favor ( Karma)
    Rally GOP base
    Rally Trump to Run
    ID sources behind raid
    Name names
    Bust up Deep State indirectly
    Ammo for 2022 & 2024

  • Jerry

    08/10/2022 08:00 AM

    The city of nyc elected a mayor that is not capable of putting a child’s 2 piece puzzle together the total ignorance of this mayor is crystal clear

  • Jerry

    08/10/2022 07:49 AM

    The GOP members of congress are talking about doing the correct action in enforcing laws and punishment for criminal activity are just talking points the GOP is part of the corruption in our Federal administration make no mistake about huge amounts of money is in play corruption will be part of of huge amounts of currency a letter like R does not exempt one from corruption. Today the enemy of the American population are drinking champagne and dancing on the the United States constitution the federal government and its agencies have caved into the government of communism

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/10/2022 06:14 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Anne Turner

    08/10/2022 12:20 AM

    I wish I could believe you are correct, Governor, when say people are figuring it out, but I don’t think they get facts. I was at a gathering with about six women, all but me total Trump haters, including one Republican. These are college educated older women. One pointed out how the Capitol police were beaten on January sixth and implied that was the cause of death of the man who died the next day. Another said that .Trump was the worst threat to democracy this country has ever had. Others chimed right in about how terrible the insurrection was. They really believe that this misguided ragtag bunch of a few hundred unarmed people were seriously trying to take over Congress, including attaching Congresspeople and .senators. I am not a fan of Trump on a personal basis because of his boorish behavior but come on. Please show me what he did to threaten democracy. He questioned the validity of some votes. I have even heard people say the Pelosi asked for National Guard protection and than Trump turned her down. Many people really don’t know the truth about any of this and they despise Trump so much they don’t want to know. I am sorry but I don’t hold out much hope that we will ever have a valid election or honest reporting again. You have a great following but it is only a small percentage of the voting public. People cannot see what is right in front of their faces. They still believe .Trump put children in cages. I feel I don’t belong anymore. Fortunately my church is culturally conservative but that will probably be attacked by the government. It is terrible when you lose respect for your friends. Brain washing really works.

  • George Curl

    08/09/2022 09:57 PM

    My concern is that if the FBI finds nothing in the seized materials, they will fabricate something. They do have a history of making up "evidence." I've lost all confidence in the FBI as an independent law enforcement agency.

  • ken moore

    08/09/2022 09:40 PM

    defund the FBI DOJ and IRS send train loads of illegals to DC and delaware