I haven’t read the entire indictment of Roger Stone prepared by the special counsel team, but Andrew C. McCarthy has, and he describes it as “20 pages of heavy-breathing narrative...” I think that gives us a good idea of what Robert Mueller’s final report will be like.

According to McCarthy, the Stone indictment presents a melodramatic account of the theft by Russia of tens of thousands of emails from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, the transmission of these materials to WikiLeaks --- which is portrayed as an arm of the Putin regime --- and their publication in the media during the last weeks of the campaign.


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You know, I’m still not even sure what evidence they have that Russia is behind the email theft and “collusion” with WikiLeaks. Maybe Mueller has definitive proof, but you and I still don’t know who else might have hacked or leaked that information. It might have been China. It might have been some other country or rogue entity. It might even have been an inside job; if it was, that mystery may never be solved. We do know that Podesta could hardly have made it easier to hack his email, as his password was reportedly “password” and Hillary herself was capricious with her own sensitive materials. No doubt many of Podesta’s emails went straight through her unsecured server, which was easily hacked by just about anyone in the world.

But I digress. 

The revelation from the Stone indictment is what it doesn’t contain. As McCarthy says, “The seven counts are offenses generated not by an espionage conspiracy but by the investigation of an espionage conspiracy that did not exist.” If it had existed, the campaign would not have needed Stone to help them figure out what WikiLeaks had and when it was going to release that. The campaign obviously didn’t know anything more about that than had been publicly announced by Julian Assange in June of 2016.

And Stone apparently didn’t have a clue, either. Anything he and the campaign might have talked about was pure speculation, and that is certainly not against the law. In keeping with that, Stone is NOT charged with conspiring with WikiLeaks.

But this didn’t stop Mueller from sending a squad of 19 vehicles carrying 29 heavily armed FBI agents, covered in body armor, to Stone’s house in the pre-dawn hours last Friday. It has been pointed out that this was a bigger team than was employed for the assault on Osama bin Laden. The harmless 66-year-old man was walked barefoot onto his front lawn, lights blazing and cameras running, courtesy of CNN.

We’ve since learned that Stone’s wife was in the house, too, and that she is deaf. If those reports are correct, there could have been a tragic accident if she had been unable to hear shouts from these home invaders and had reacted inappropriately out of panic. Lives were needlessly risked when Stone had already said they could just go through his lawyer if they wanted him. Mueller is out of control.

McCarthy makes it clear that he is no fan of some of Trump’s foreign policy regarding Russia. But he also was nauseated by the Obama/Clinton “Russia reset,” the Uranium One deal, Bill Clinton’s pocketing of a cool $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow, and Barack Obama’s promise (caught on a live mic) to have “more flexibility” with Vladimir after he was re-elected. So it’s pretty clear that he’s being objective here, and he can say definitively that there is no proof of a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Putin regime.


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In fact, he’s going further, to say that the Stone indictment is proof there ISN’T one. Who says you can’t prove a negative? Mueller appears to have done just that.

He believes that Russia wasn’t so much working to help Trump win as it was to create discord in American society regardless of who won. That really would be true to form for the Russian government.  “While the Russians never have been particularly effective in meddling in U.S. elections,” he says, “their intelligence apparatus has been at it for the better part of a century. Peddling propaganda and, in modern times, hacking, are not activities they need help with –- not from Trump’s campaign or anyone else’s.”

Since Mueller has no conspiracy between Putin and Trump, McCarthy suggests several questions for new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray (where is he, anyway?) and deputy DOJ Director Rod Rosenstein concerning the FISA warrant applications to spy on Carter Page. This can't come soon enough.  Details at the link.

Though many observers are saying the Mueller probe is winding down, McCarthy tends to agree with Judge Andrew Napolitano that it could go on for many months now that Roger Stone has been indicted. That timing puts the culmination of the special counsel investigation right in the thick of the 2020 election –- which surely was the plan all along. At that time, Mueller will release hundreds of pages of “heavy breathing” about Trump and Russia that will signify nothing illegal but will send the media, House Democrats and presidential candidates –- who will number about 300 by then –- into frenzied impeachment fever.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/427241-andrew-mccarthy-stone-indictment-makes-clear-there-was-no-trump-russia

 

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  • Pamela Mullins

    01/31/2019 11:38 AM

    Why is muller hasn,t been n Hillary case over her email an Obama is it because they are filthy rich or are Democrat just don't understand this.

  • Pamela Mullins

    01/31/2019 11:31 AM

    Why is muller hasn,t been n Hillary case over her email an Obama is it because they are filthy rich or are Democrat just don't understand this.

  • Gloria Sue Womac

    01/30/2019 03:05 PM

    Sir, I am so disgusted with evil winning in this country that I cannot even watch Fox News anymore. I listen to conservative politics on the radio only. Republican politicians are really Democrats so there is really no one in political office right now, besides President Trump, who is a true God fearing American. Muslim's & Communists fill Government positions with many more right behind them. Our Constitution which was created to protect us means nothing since Obama invaded & conquered America. This country will NEVER be the same & can definitely only get worse without God's protection which is visibly dwindling down to total disgust of the human race. No hope in sight - just live to survive one day at a time.

  • Carolyn Reeves

    01/30/2019 02:55 PM

    I have been reading through the Psalms this year and have been amazed how much the language used by David to describe his enemies also apply to President Trump's enemies. "I hear the slander of many. . . They conspire against me and plot to take my life." Ps. 7:1-2. "When I stumbled, they gathered in glee. They slandered me without ceasing. They maliciously mocked and gnashed their teeth at me. They are my enemies without cause and hate me without reason. They devise false accusations. They gape at me and say, Aha! Aha! Ps. 35. "Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception." Ps. 38:12. Then David prayed, "Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies" Ps. 5:8. and
    "May the net they hid entangle them." Ps 35:8. I am agreeing with David's prayers on behalf of our President.

  • George Blood

    01/30/2019 10:12 AM

    I do not understand how and why Democrats who represent conservative voters from southern and midwest states continue to support the treasonous Deomocrat leaders from New York and California. They are going to wake up someday and find that will lead to the destruction of the Constitution and the American way of life.

  • Marian Jacoby

    01/30/2019 07:21 AM

    Hi Mike,
    Judicial Watch reports that representatives from the Soros-based Open Society Foundation have been working with our State Department to provide liberal influence in Macedonia. Apparently via USAID, our taxpayer money has gone to Soros throughout the Obama administration and has so far continued with the Trump State Department. When will this stop? Why isn't this discussed? As with everything else, this is outrageous. We could use the millions wrongly given to Soros each year to BUILD THAT WALL! Thanks for listening.
    -Marian Jacoby

  • Victor Van Tress

    01/29/2019 08:14 PM

    God help us. This thing looks like it can't/won't ever end. Prosecution for established crimes are paramount to stopping all this. Starting with Mueller for abusing his authority. I get it why The President won't squash Mueller because it would look like obstruction even though he has the Constitutional right. But it's got to be done or they will never stop.
    imho
    My best to you and yours.

  • Mike Smith

    01/29/2019 03:36 PM

    Hi Mike,
    I was wondering...
    If there STILL isn't evidence of collusion - how is the activity of the "special counsel" a legal action?
    If the "investigation" is being done outside of legal activity, shouldn't any evidence discovered be considered "Fruit of the poisonous tree"?

  • Richard Morrison

    01/29/2019 03:20 PM

    At first I was against Trump. I voted for Ted Cruze. But once it became a Choice of Trump or Clinton . Even though I didn't know what Trump would do , I knew what Clinton would do. I had no choice but to vote for Trump. Now things are obvious as to what the battle is. I can say that I support Trump now more than I ever dreamed.
    What are the choices.
    Globalism (one world Gov.) "or" Nationalism (Freedom not racism)
    Abortion "or" Cherishing life
    Death "or" Life
    Destructive Lifestyles "or" Godly Righteousness (through Grace)
    Homosexuality "or" God ordained marriage.
    Freedom "or" Anarchy, destruction and communism.

    What ever Trump did in the past is no longer important, what He does in the future means everything.
    The Shadow government is showing its ugly teeth now more than ever .
    If we don't stand up for Pres. Trump now (and his associates) , then they (the shadow) will come after us next.
    Our Government's very foundation is being attacked.
    The deception of our countries enemies is very compelling to the naive. I'm not talking about foreign countries alone but also those among us who are following the pied piper of socialism.

    We are standing at the crossroad.

    The plan laid out by the OWG is to diminish GOD and His word (that has happened) in order to is to establish the One World Order.
    The Bushes, Clinton, and Oboma all had openly supported and talked about The One World Order.
    President Trump has put a cog in the Wheel of the OWO's machine.
    Will we succeed or fail?

    God help us !!!
    Richard Morrison

  • Vanessa Knutsen

    01/29/2019 02:56 PM

    1. Hope the indictment is made availble soon for public perusal.

    2. Hope a high official asks Mueller publically to explain why a combat team was needed to arrest this one man.

  • Richard Morrison

    01/29/2019 02:52 PM

    At first I was against Trump. I voted for Ted Cruze. But once it became a Choice of Trump or Clinton . Even though I didn't know what Trump would do , I knew what Clinton would do. I had no choice but to vote for Trump. Now things are obvious as to what the battle is. I can say that I support Trump now more than I ever dreamed.
    What are the choices.
    Globalism (one world Gov.) "or" Nationalism (Freedom not racism)
    Abortion "or" Cherishing life
    Death "or" Life
    Destructive Lifestyles "or" Godly Righteousness (through Grace)
    Homosexuality "or" God ordained marriage.
    Freedom "or" Anarchy, destruction and communism.

    What ever Trump did in the past is no longer important, what He does in the future means everything.
    The Shadow government is showing its ugly teeth now more than ever .
    If we don't stand up for Pres. Trump now (and his associates) , then they (the shadow) will come after us next.
    Our Government's very foundation is being attacked.
    The deception of our countries enemies is very compelling to the naive. I'm not talking about foreign countries alone but also those among us who are following the pied piper of socialism.

    We are standing at the crossroad.

    The plan laid out by the OWG is to diminish GOD and His word (that has happened) in order to is to establish the One World Order.
    The Bushes, Clinton, and Oboma all had openly supported and talked about The One World Order.
    President Trump has put a cog in the Wheel of the OWO's machine.
    Will we succeed or fail?

    God help us !!!
    Richard Morrison

  • Chuck Walter

    01/29/2019 02:42 PM

    Venezuela (socialism/communist) has laid out a road map that is being followed by the Democrats without any speed bumps or detours.
    In my 80 years I have seen a lot of changes in our country, not all of them good.

  • Carole Dailey

    01/29/2019 02:34 PM

    Heavy breathing and despair for sure. So corrupt. Will it ever end?

  • Teresa Carstensen

    01/29/2019 01:22 PM

    About those "hacked" DNC emails...back in 2016-2017(?) Wikileaks' Assange made statements to the "possibility" (strongly suggesting) that they not even "hacked", but stolen from the INSIDE. (Think Seth Rich?) Also, there was an article about the same time which reported the tech forensics of the incident showing that by the data transfer rates, etc., they were NOT hacked over the internet, but downloaded directly. This "possibility" (which I think is the real very buried truth) should at least be mentioned in your list of non-Russia optional hackers. No "hack" at all!

  • Diana Smith

    01/29/2019 01:15 PM

    Dear Mr Huckabee I feel the the same as you Muller just runs on taking as much money from taxpayers to feed his own pockets Such a disgrace to our country with no collusion

  • Douglas Morgan

    01/29/2019 01:14 PM

    Governor, McCarthy's belief that Russians were out to "create discord in American society regardless of who won," if true, and I believe it is, they accomplished their goal 1,000 percent. I would doubt if America has ever been so divided with both sides not just disagreeing with the other but outright hatred for each other. We aren't officially at war with each other with guns and cannons, but if political positioning and actions could kill, there would be a lot of carnage lying around. Like one of the comments below says, we need to be on our knees asking not for God to bless America but to have mercy on us and protection for the President and his family.

  • Kenneth Archer JR

    01/29/2019 01:07 PM

    I’m so sick of watching this dog and pony show! I KNOW that Clinton destroyed evidence! Sold our uranium to the Russians! Has had numerous “suicides” happen close to her! Damn crickets. The FBI might have been a law enforcement agency at one time. They are nothing more than a armed political sabotage gang now. They have managed to lose any and all respect for them from everyone I talk with around here. What a disgrace.

  • Suzanne Oswald

    01/29/2019 12:32 PM

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee, it's sickening what is going on continuously, but we can't give up . Our enemy's would like nothing better than for us to throw in the towel , must continue to pray and bind the enemy in the Name of JESUS .

  • Michael Kamrath

    01/29/2019 12:21 PM

    Last reference to 2016 election should read "2020" election.

  • Teddy Woodward

    01/29/2019 12:01 PM

    In the end times, EVIL will be called GOOD, and GOOD will be called EVIL. Isn't that where we are NOW? The REAL TRUTHS in America are SO UNSPEAKABLE that NONE OF US DARE UTTER them. One of the BEST examples is ALCOHOL. The amount of MISERY, every millisecond of every day it creates around the world wherever it is legal is INCALCULABLE, yet it gets a FREE PASS in our convoluted time, and is NEVER held accountable for all of the crime, violence, murder, molestation, automobile accidents, domestic violence, etc, to which it is the MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR. Your show is in Nashville, Mike. Drive down Gallatin Pike, and look at all of the red faced, ragged souls hanging around. ALCOHOL put MOST OF THEM THERE. Are we ALL SPINELESS MORONS? Personally, I FEAR for America. We have become a SUBDUED PEOPLE.

  • Greg Dawson

    01/29/2019 12:01 PM

    Mike,

    When can we (The American People) expect our elected officials (our employees) to stop wasting BBBBBillions of our hard earned dollars and literally years of our lives on witch hunts and obstructionist tactics and get back to work actually doing the People's Business?

    Geezuz! It's no wonder you have to elect these SOBs, nobody in their right mind would hire them.

  • Harriet Arrasmith

    01/29/2019 11:53 AM

    Would everyone just get on your knees and ask for mercy for this country and protection for our president.
    How long do we have to wait for some of the real guilty parties to be indicted?
    Please pray for Godly wisdom to come over our president. It doesn't come from anywhere else.

  • Debbe Walker

    01/29/2019 11:37 AM

    I like thousands, maybe even millions of others. Are disgusted and fed up with this entire mess. I don't fault President Trump, and I have always been a solid republican voter, but with everything going on now and all the hate we are seeing, I would vote for ANY candidate, from ANY party in 2020 who is a middle of the road candidate with common sense policies who does NOT bash either side, past presidents or candidates (including Trump and O'Bama), or the current administration and the voters. Enough!!
    Give us a strong candidate who is middle if the road, ethical, who can pull the country together despite our political differences, give us normalcy in Washington and the media, to run the country effectively. As much as I like Trump, I think the hatred is to deep and entrenched (on both sides) for him to do his job. So far the democratic candidates I see are either nuts, racist, or so far left I want nothing to do with any of them.
    Mike, maybe can you run again as an independent? The candidate who runs down the middle, inclusive for all the voters with sensible policies and a fairly clean background could easily win right now. One large independent party with fringe left and right voters?

  • Suzanne Utts

    01/29/2019 11:31 AM

    I am living for the day when all these people reap what they sowed. Boy am I.

  • Pamela Moreau

    01/29/2019 11:18 AM

    Hi Mr Huckabee;
    You wrote "Trump/Clinton" Russia Reset...do you mean the Obama/Clinton Russia Reset?