December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020      

Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:

  • New transcripts
  • Unemployment applications go up
  • Colbert "questions" Joe Biden about Hunter Biden
  • SCOTUS ruling on Census
  • Sidney Powell lawsuit on Supreme Court docket


Mike Huckabee

New transcripts

By Mike Huckabee

The latest release of text messages from Operational Crossfire Hurricane (i.e., the Russiagate scandal) shows that FBI officials spied on and secretly recorded a phone conversation between former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and an unnamed executive at Fox News.

This is only the latest incident we’ve learned about of the Obama Administration covertly surveilling journalists (James Rosen, the A.P., Sheryl Attkisson.) Yet according to the “journalists” themselves, it’s Trump who's “targeting journalists” and waging a violent assault on the First Amendment by tweeting mean criticisms of them after they savage and slander him. As Tristan Justice at the Federalist points out, so far, no major media outlets have criticized the Obama Administration for tapping Fox News’ phone conversations without even bothering to get a warrant.

As we always say, if it weren't for double standards...

Unemployment applications go up

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, the government reported that there were 885,000 applications for unemployment benefits last week, up from the previous week’s 862,000, and far more than the 820,000 economists had predicted. This was attributed partly to a “surprise jump in layoffs.”

A "surprise" jump? Are trained economists really surprised to learn that when Democrat Governors order 90% of the businesses in their states to shut down indefinitely, unemployment leaps?

Colbert "questions" Joe Biden about Hunter Biden

By Mike Huckabee

If you’re weak of stomach, you probably won’t be able to sit through watching Stephen Colbert polish Joe Biden’s shoes with his tongue, but Biden was on that show last night and said some things that are making news. One is that he would work with his critics for the good of the country. He also had some eyebrow-raising comments involving his son, Hunter.

Naturally, Colbert framed the questions about Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings as merely political attacks on Biden via his children (something Democrats certainly never did to Trump’s kids!) This was Joe’s response:

"I have, we have, great confidence in our son. I am not concerned about any accusations being made against him. It's used to get to me. I think it’s kind of foul play but look, it is what it is and he’s a grown man, he is the smartest man I know. I mean, from a pure intellectual capacity – and as long as he’s good, we’re good."

I hope that was just a father’s love being expressed and that Hunter Biden really isn’t the smartest man Joe Biden knows. If so, say even more prayers for America’s future than you already are.

Biden’s Rapid Response Gaffe Team quickly “clarified” that by “foul play,” he meant Republicans using Hunter’s business dealings to attack him and not the federal investigation. Although I wonder if it would be “foul play” for the investigators to look into whether Joe benefited from Hunter’s foreign business dealings or did anything in his official capacity to help them? Because those seem like the type of serious ethics questions that should rightly spark, say, a federal investigation.

In a slightly less dismissive view of Hunter Biden’s financial activities, Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling on President Trump to appoint a special counsel to ensure that the media can’t bury it and a President Biden can’t sweep it under the rug.

SCOTUS ruling on Census

By Mike Huckabee

Friday morning, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to dismiss a challenge to President Trump’s effort not to count illegal aliens in the 2020 Census. The plaintiffs’ original claim that doing so might have a chilling effect on gathering information had already expired with the conclusion of the counting. This means that Trump can go ahead with plans to exclude illegal residents from the population numbers used to apportion tax dollars and Congressional seats.

The Court didn’t accept the plaintiffs’ argument that it somehow causes a “legally cognizable injury” not to count illegal aliens toward how many Congressional seats a state gets. But that sounds like an argument I’d sure get a kick out of hearing.

Sidney Powell lawsuit on Supreme Court docket

By Mike Huckabee

The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to even hear the case brought by Texas about other states’ unconstitutional handling of their elections and didn’t really explain why --- “standing,” really?? --- but there’s another case, in Michigan, brought by Sidney Powell, that they’ve put on the docket.

This case was heard and dismissed by an Obama-appointed U.S. District Court judge as “an amalgamation of theories, conjecture and speculation.” Why would the Supreme Court decide to hear such a case?

This one involves the forensic audit of the Dominion machines, potentially affecting at least 200,000 votes in Michigan –- what Powell has referred to as “the Kraken.” She wrote a letter to the Court alerting them to new evidence stemming from the audit done in Antrim County. As the NOQ REPORT says, “This audit shines a bright spotlight on what every contested state in the nation (and technically every state, period”) should be addressing in a hurry, namely the technological side of 2020 election fraud.”

(Note: Since the story I’ve linked to contains allegations of election fraud accomplished in part through Dominion Voting Systems, I’ll appease the “fact”-checkers by linking to one of their own at the end of this piece to include what Dominion has to say. Question to the “fact”-checkers: Why aren’t you more skeptical of what Dominion has to say? It’s not proof of anything.)

It’ll be interesting to see what SCOTUS does now. This case doesn’t deal with constitutional challenges as the Texas case did; rather, it addresses hard evidence of blatant mail-in ballot tampering.

Amazingly, the city of Detroit is fighting back against Powell with a motion for a federal judge to sanction her and her team, ban them from practicing in the Eastern District in Michigan and refer them to the state bar for grievance procedures.

They say she is “frivolously undermining People’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government.” But this is retribution, pure and simple. Would the Supreme Court hear a "frivolous" case?

This sounds just like Democrats’ accusations in the Senate Homeland Security hearings Wednesday. (Those Democrat talking points have a way of getting around.) I maintain that if anything undermines the people’s trust in our government, it’s Democrats trying to steamroll their way to Inauguration Day when many millions already do not trust the election results.

"It’s time for this nonsense to end,” Detroit’s lawyer David Fink told LAW & CRIME. “The lawyers filing these frivolous cases must pay a price.” His problem with Powell’s suit is that it “raises doubts in the minds of millions of Americans about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.” I hate to tell you, Mr. Fink, but it’s far too late to keep doubts from being raised. In fact, what you’re doing to try to suppress the examination of this voting process is raising doubts even further.

Attorneys have already been intimidating firms representing Trump to get them to abandon their cases (which some did). So this is more of the same. Legal expert Jonathan Turley has condemned this intimidation before, which we reported. Turley, a liberal, thinks “it’s clear at this point” that there was election fraud. He would no doubt agree with Powell and Trump’s own attorneys that they need “greater access to the system itself,” which he said is held “by election officials, and that requires a court to order that information to be turned over.”

Turley said the system set up to evaluate allegations of fraud should be allowed to move forward. That is surely what Powell’s trying to achieve with her “Kraken” suit. There's nothing frivolous about it.

Michael Flynn, appearing Thursday on NEWSMAX, said Trump should appoint a special counsel “immediately,” seize the Dominion voting machines, and prioritize “by state and probably by county” the places to conduct audits, where “he’s gonna find exactly the same problem.” Flynn does allege that “there’s a foreign influence tied to this system” and sees likely ties between Dominion and Smartmatic with China, Iran and Venezuela. (Dominion has denied all this.)

Flynn said he doesn’t know what Trump will do. “The President has to plan for every eventuality,” he said, “because we cannot allow...the integrity of our election to go the way it is. I mean, this is just totally unsatisfactory. There is no way in the world that we’re going to be able to move forward as a nation with this.” Flynn even mentioned the option of instituting martial law in certain areas while their votes are re-cast, noting that martial law has been imposed 64 times in our history. (He said specifically that he’s not calling for that, but watch the left go crazy now!)

Flynn is disappointed in the Supreme Court, particularly the Chief Justice, for not looking at the “fabric of the Constitution” and the merits of these cases, only at procedure. “To me, that lacks courage; it lacks moral fiber.” He expects much more of the Republican Party as well. As for the run-offs in Georgia, “That’s a fake election. You can’t have another election on the same system,” he said. (Of course, Georgia, it's still critical to VOTE!)

The motion against Powell hasn’t actually been filed yet, because rules require that opposing counsel (Powell’s team) be granted a 21-day window to withdraw “offending litigation.” But news of it was tweeted out by --- get ready --- Perkins Coie attorney MARC ELIAS, who was the (Clinton) lawyer responsible for filing those lawsuits around the country that resulted in the loosening of rules. (You remember Perkins Coie, of Fusion GPS and “dossier” fame.) Elias is largely responsible for the mess we’re in now.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker had dismissed Powell’s suit with a scathing rebuke, saying of the Michigan electorate, “The people have spoken.” Many thousands of people in Michigan would take issue with that.

I will say, though, that Powell really does need to have the goods with these suits; some of her witnesses have been brushed off as questionable. Though she isn’t technically part of Trump’s legal team, every time one of her suits gets tossed, it's easier for the other side to dismiss claims of fraud and deny President Trump the opportunity for the full defense he's entitled to, including an audit of the machines. Powell has to bring it.

Still, Mr. Fink is wrong to assert that the key factual allegations from this lawsuit have been debunked. The fact that some lawsuits based on these assertions have been dismissed by other courts does NOT mean they've been debunked. The courts have simply found reasons not to take those cases up.

We saw for ourselves what went on in Detroit: Republican poll watchers ejected from the counting and windows covered with cardboard pizza boxes. Detroit did plenty on its own to undermine trust in our elections. I don’t have the technical expertise to know exactly what went on in Detroit with the voting machines, but I do know that Detroit’s lawsuit against Powell’s team is not about election integrity. It’s about politics.

CONSERVATIVE BRIEF has more on that.

As I've said, some of the allegations contained here are currently in dispute, and here's where you can read what the other side says.



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  • Tammy Houtchens

    12/20/2020 02:56 PM

    Absolutely not! Their a lee h on society!

  • David W Strausser

    12/20/2020 07:19 AM

    Awesome work !

  • Nancy Crichton

    12/20/2020 01:07 AM

    Mike Huckabee - Thank you for this article. I am very pleased that Powell’s suit is being heard by SCOTUS; its about time they looked and reviewed something in connection with this farce of an election. I’m happy you referenced Jonathan Turley too, I know he is a democrat, but he is honest as the day is long and know more about the Constitutional Law than anyone I’ve known in my lifetime. I hope and pray that they get to the bottom of all the ill gotten votes by Biden - how on earth could this man that hardly ever left his home, collect millions of votes??? He never even explained what his platform was THERE WAS NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE IN THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN ON HIS SIDE! Are the American people so asleep and caught up in their TDS that they can’t see the country being taken apart with this man who doesn’t even know where he is or what he is running for from day to day. His wife is so in love with living in the White House and being First Lady that she is so fawning that it makes me sick. My gosh compare her to Melania and she reminds me of a girl in ninth grade that got asked out by a boy for the first time - she is obnoxious. I pray daily that this get taken care of and the truth comes out. I trust our President will keep his head down and off the from pages and TV so the sharp lawyers can do their work. It would be nice too if John Roberts would decide to take a years’ sabbatical starting yesterday!!! Thanks for all you do!!

  • Donna smith

    12/19/2020 09:04 PM

    How could a man get elected to the highest office in a free country when he obviously is not in his right mind and a member of a party that is low enough to commit recognizable cheating in order to win. What century is this?

  • Cheryl Lynn Matala

    12/19/2020 08:17 PM

    It is time for the corruption of the swamp to be brought to the forefront and investigations with consequences be conducted and nit just lip service. Answers needed!

  • Ron Beck

    12/19/2020 05:06 PM

    Press the US Marshall service into immediate action in swing states. They must interview poll workers that may have committed federal felonies. Georgia just terminated poll workers.. start with them. Offer some immunity or leniency to workers who implicate those who ordered them.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    12/19/2020 02:53 PM

    Praying and supporting Sidney Powell. She is fighting for right. Any programmer can see what Dominion did and cheated. Go Sidney

  • Natalie Feinberg Feinberg

    12/19/2020 01:28 PM

    God, family, country????

  • William HunterMmM

    12/19/2020 11:21 AM

    Merry Christmas to Mike and the Huckabee Army ! Please tell me the Georgia senate elections will be conducted without Dominion ?? voting machines and related software entities! God Bless!

  • Mark Stoner

    12/19/2020 10:59 AM

    I live in Wisconsin, a battle ground state, one of seven who have an alternate slate of electors. I have heard that we should encourage our state and federal representatives to stand up for our rights, grow a spine and support these Republican electors as well as the ongoing voter fraud investigations and court actions. It would be helpful if you could direct people to a site with the contact lists of representatives for each of these states as well as any organizations doing on line petitions to these representatives. Thank you.

  • Audrey A Stefanides

    12/18/2020 10:01 PM

    Please tell President Trump to confiscate all the voting machines and have them audited before they have everything erased on them.

  • Paul Kern

    12/18/2020 04:30 PM

    It is insane what I see in your articles. The Soros and CCP puppets have done a good job. The government on all levels-federal,state, and local are in a mess. They have seduced about half of the churches. They have continued to tell the big lie and kept the sheeple in fear.
    I live in the Pacific Northwest and can not find a church that is sound.
    Our democracy was always fragile.
    Only a real mive of God will save us from ourselves now
    Power and money are the nation's new Gods.
    My friends in other nations know the election was rigged. They live in socialist nations and fear the consewuences if ymthe left is allowed to steal it. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights along with the Rule if Law will be consigned to the ash heap of history. Only Marxist approved people wil be allowed to be voted on this happens!

  • Stephen Russell

    12/18/2020 04:19 PM

    Revoke Section 230:
    Lindsay Graham plans to revoke Section 230 for Jan 2023?
    & why the delay.
    In Big Tech pocket?


    12/18/2020 03:36 PM


    I wish we could be in the Supreme Court room when Sidney Powell and
    her associates demonstrate that in reality JOE Biden did not even
    receive enough votes nationwide to be even considered a contender.

    Get your popcorn and snack ready and refreshments ready for the

    The reason for Detroit trying to keep Sidney Powell out of the area,
    I think someone in the Michigan Election Board received a message
    from the IT Technicians that the system is faulty totally and may have
    received complaints other departments that use the same Computer Room
    with various illregularies and discrepancies of missing financial
    funds. They are scared to death to tell QUEEN MEG (Governor Witcher)
    of the problem.

    So let us see what happens as the clock and all the planning for
    Joe Biden may all of a sudden just implode right in the faces of the
    Main Street Media and Social Media and Dominion Designers demand
    their money by either legally or illegally draining their accounts
    as repayment.

  • Kerry Franks

    12/18/2020 03:05 PM

    COWARD john roberts screaming about riots from hearing TX case...that's why they didn't! He needs to be removed by Force immediately

  • Lawrence Foster

    12/18/2020 02:57 PM

    Reference the "interview" of Sleazy Joe, by the man who would be "Boot-licker in chief", I hope that if Hunter Biden is the "smartest man he knows", that Joe will reach out and appoint some folks he does not know to his cabinet.

  • kevin britzman

    12/18/2020 02:01 PM

    It's time to go around the courts,(that are obviously bias to any case about the election).
    And take up and assign a special council to defeat this act of treason ,on the United States of America.The election was tampered with.To create the socialist agenda of what,they wanted the outcome to be.This is a act of war against the United States,and must be addressed immediately.

  • Lisa sanderson

    12/18/2020 01:59 PM

    What do You do when You have All the evidence and witnesses that a crime has been committed but courts won’t take the case???!!!

  • Thomas Russell

    12/18/2020 01:55 PM

    Thank you for your simple yet profoundly insightful commentary .

  • Carol Zuber

    12/18/2020 01:54 PM

    Thank you. Most trusted information of all reports.
    Merry Christmas to all and may Jesus return soon.

  • Deborah parkhurst

    12/18/2020 01:36 PM

    Thank you for everything that you do!????