THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
Blessings on you and your family and from all the Huckabee staff! Thank you for subscribing and I hope you enjoy my newsletter.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 NIV
Buy Mike Huckabee's Book:
The Three Cs That Made America Great: Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution
Forces on the Left seek to fundamentally change our nation by disregarding the principles upon which it was founded. Members of the media and liberal politicians seek to damage our economic, political, and educational systems for their gain. The Three Cs That Made America Great: Christianity, Capitalism, and the Constitution:
exposes the Left's plan to undermine the Christian values on which the nation was built
reveals how attacks on Christianity are part of the political agenda of Liberals
provides a clear understanding of capitalism and how free markets benefit all people
reveals how Liberals undermine capitalism with their socialistic policies
shows how the Constitution’s purpose to restrain government and protect individual liberty
unmasks the efforts of the liberal Left to subvert the power and relevance of the Constitution
exposes the current corruption in government and culture which undermines the principles on which the nation was founded
America faces a war of values that will determine its future and likely decide if it will continue as a great nation on the world stage. Mike Huckabee and Steve Feazel sound a needed alarm to Christians and conservatives to answer the call to action and push back against the forces that desire to move America from its heritage and founding principles. It is time for God's people to take an active role in the political arena, not with violence, but with votes and voices that proclaim and defend the values that made our nation the brightest light of freedom the world has ever known.
To buy this book from Mike Huckabee go to his website here:
Biden approval drops
I think it’s safe to say that the “dead cat bounce” President Biden got in his approval rating after the State of the Union Address is now over. I guess people looked around and saw the actual state of the union.
I wonder what “The View” thinks about this
When the media desperately attempt to either ignore or spin away this upcoming Congressional testimony, will anyone dare call them out for their hypocrisy in refusing to listen to and “believe all women” who accuse powerful men of sexual assault?
This is one time when I’m actually curious to hear what the women on “The View” say. I’m sure that whatever it is, it won’t be what they would say if she were accusing a Republican of the same thing.
Sinema speaks out about her Democrat colleagues
Democrats are already furious with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for refusing to go along with their radical plans, like abolishing the filibuster and stacking the Supreme Court. But now, they’re really going to be hopping mad at her for revealing what it’s like to have to suffer through eating lunch with them.
And she didn’t even mention what I’ve heard is the most common occurrence at a Democrat luncheon: undertipping the wait staff.
“The Regime Media”
Great column by Kurt Schlichter on what he calls “the regime media,” or all those Ivy League-educated, bubble-dwelling “journalists” who are terrified of the young radicals taking over their newsrooms. They long to return to some mythical golden age of responsible, objective journalism, which as Kurt points out, never existed because they were just biased in their own privileged liberal way as today’s hothead leftist punks, they were just better at hiding it.
THIS NEWSLETTER INCLUDES OPINIONS THAT ARE SURE TO BE DEMONETIZED BY GOOGLE AND SUPPRESSED BY FACEBOOK. TO HELP KEEP MY NEWSLETTER ALIVE, SIGN UP FOR THE ADVERTISEMENT-FREE, PAID VERSION ON SUBSTACK>>>Subscribe to The Morning Edition (substack.com)
Why aren’t these the same?
If I’m no longer able to read “Dilbert” over my morning coffee because cartoonist Scott Adams allegedly said something racist, how come nobody’s removing the book “White Fragility” from bookstores after the black, female, leftist author said basically the same thing Adams said? And in her case, there isn’t even any question that she might have been joking.
In Case You Missed It
Last Sunday, a federal judge in Texas struck down President Biden’s ban on homemade gun kits, ruling that the ATF exceeded its authority in violation of the Second Amendment in enforcing the new “ghost gun” rule. Full details here:
A Talking Points Memo correction
I always say that unlike most major news outlets these days, when we report something that’s later disputed, we correct it or at least tell you when there’s a legitimate counter argument. I always say that it doesn’t do anyone any good to believe something that supports their viewpoint but isn’t accurate.
So I’m actually going to link to the leftist website Talking Points Memo, which disputes the recent Claremont Institute report about banks and major corporations donating billions of dollars to Black Lives Matter, including $73 million from the failed Silicon Valley Bank (to be accurate, both the Claremont Institute report and our story on it said it went to BLM “and related social justice/racial equity causes,” not BLM exclusively.)
Josh Marshall at TPM claims that most of the money did not go to BLM but to a variety of other causes, including STEM education programs in black schools, mortgage and small business loans, and other black organizations like the NAACP, the United Negro College Fund and the Chicago Urban League.
If the Claremont Institute responds, I’ll share that, too. But this is an example of a story that I would be happy to discover was incorrect because I’d be relieved to know that much money was not given to BLM. I have my differences with a number of the organizations Marshall lists, but there’s no question that any of them is a more worthy recipient of funding than BLM, a Marxist-based organization that has done virtually nothing to help black neighborhoods destroyed by the riots they encouraged, instead using their donations to buy real estate, live like kings and spread racially-divisive, anti-American propaganda.
This is also not a refutation of the idea that the people running SVB were irresponsible wokesters who made dumb decisions with their depositors’ money (that’s pretty hard to dispute at this point,) It also doesn’t mean Talking Points Memo should ever be considered a source for unbiased truth. Note that on the same page as this article, there’s a link to another one about Florida that still includes the long-debunked dishonest phrase “the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.” This is more like, maybe one time, a blind squirrel actually found an acorn.
Just for Laughs
Once again, the Babylon Bee nails it perfectly…
And meet Shawn Farash, who does a hilarious and uncannily accurate Trump impression.
Piece of evidence likely has derailed Bragg’s Get-Trump Train
“They don’t seem to care that their case is based on the word of a former porn star and accused extortionist whose previous lawyer has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for fraud (four of them for defrauding her) and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who has been convicted on numerous counts of fraud and perjury, but honest, mister, he’s telling the truth now.”
That’s what I wrote last Saturday when the story broke about Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg “preparing” to indict Trump. Recall that in 2019, Cohen --- the witness Trump’s adversaries couldn’t wait to get on the stand --- testified before Congress that Trump “asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair” and that “Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign.” Bragg’s current case is built on that testimony from Cohen, specifically the phrases, “Trump ‘asked me’” and “Trump ‘directed me.’” The alleged tryst, which Trump still denies, is from practically 20 years ago, in 2006.
It doesn’t matter to the Soros-backed Bragg that he’s scraping the bottom of the barrel with Michael Cohen as his big-deal grand jury witness. When it comes to trying to make a case against Trump, Bragg’s sole operating principle seems to be, “Go with what you’ve got, no matter how pathetically inadequate it is.” That’s just what he did.
And even as this case is revealed for the blatant political prosecution it is, Bragg remains shameless. Recall that three Republican campaign chairs wrote Bragg a scathing letter about this case a few days ago. It made no impression on Bragg, who said in a statement to FOX NEWS Digital that “We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law.” (I’ll pause for laughter. When you’re ready, we’ll continue.)
The most withering assessment of Bragg’s Folly probably came from FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, who said the Manhattan DA “has taken a page out of Stalin’s playbook.”
“Driven by personal and political animus,” Jarrett wrote in this must-read piece, “the DA presumed the former President must be guilty of something. It was just a matter of devoting enough time and resources to hunt down the crime. Failing to find one, Bragg...simply dreamed one up.” Jarrett then reviews the flaws in his case.
By now you know that the grand jury in the Trump case didn’t meet as scheduled on Wednesday, with word going out that they might not meet at all for the rest of the week. It has since been reported that they’ll convene again at noon Eastern Time on Thursday. You also know that this week, Cohen legal advisor Robert Costello testified to the grand jury that Cohen had lied “hundreds of times” to try to avoid going to prison. He said that the $130,000 hush payment to Daniels was actually Cohen’s own idea, and that Cohen had told him it was to keep the alleged tryst secret from Melania and even from his own wife.
Perhaps Costello’s testimony --- the first that wasn’t just part of Bragg’s presentation --- has caused at least 12 of the 23 grand jury members to balk at voting to indict a former President.
Even so, Costello’s testimony was one man’s words against another’s until a new piece of evidence surfaced, a “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL” February 2018 letter (obtained by the U.K. DAILY MAIL) from Cohen’s attorney Stephen M. Ryan to the Federal Election Commission with this key paragraph: “In a private transaction in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford. Neither the Trump organization nor the Trump campaign was party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.”
And later: “The payment in question does not constitute a campaign contribution or expenditure, and, therefore, the FEC lacks jurisdiction over this matter. The complainants have not and cannot present any evidence to the contrary. Accordingly, the complaint should be dismissed.”
Cohen’s testimony before Congress in 2019, months after his attorney’s letter to the FEC was written, was part of a plea deal; he was desperately trying to stay out of prison and faced the possibility of a long sentence. He also told Congress that Trump reimbursed him with personal funds, which appears to be in direct conflict with the letter from his attorney to the FEC. Cohen later pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance law over the hush money.
If this letter is true --- and it’s hard to imagine why Cohen’s attorney would have lied about this in 2018 --- Cohen has perjured himself over and over. Watch him stick to his story no matter how untenable it may be. And is the grand jury aware of this letter? Have they seen it?
If the grand jury does meet today (Thursday), prosecutors may produce “one more witness,” according to a court official who spoke with the DAILY MAIL.
Here’s the DAILY MAIL story, which contains an interesting side note. Did you know that the original complaint against Trump for supposed campaign finance violations was made by...Paul Ryan? We didn’t, either.
Bragg has said he’ll be “personally responsible” for any injuries caused by protests surrounding the possible indictment of President Trump. But we have a question for him: who’ll be responsible for any injuries caused to PRESIDENT TRUMP, should he be indicted? The prospect of bringing him in for an arraignment has got to be a nightmare for the Secret Service. And ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino pointed out something scary on Wednesday: that former Presidents are not given nearly the Secret Service protection that current Presidents are. It’s quite scaled-down.
But according to the POST MILLENNIAL, a source said Bragg is “having trouble convincing the jury to swallow the case.” This person called it a “weak case” and said it had “caused divisions in the DA’s office.” Apparently, there are at least a few disgruntled assistant district attorneys who see this case for what it is and are embarrassed to be associated with it. So one nice surprise here is that maybe the Manhattan DA’s office is not beyond all hope.
As you know, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York opted out of charging Trump over the Stormy Daniels payment in 2019. The Federal Election Commission also tossed the case, in 2021. This case is so off the rails that even (of all people) the Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, is squeamish about expressing support, saying that “it’s premature to comment on what’s happening and we’ll have to wait to see what he [Bragg] does.”
Fellow Senate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia was more blunt: “There’s many reasons why Donald Trump should not be President again of the United States, but you should not allow the court system to be viewed as a political pawn.” He thinks indicting the President would have “the reverse effect” --- and he’s right.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was harsher: “A Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail.”
As for Trump himself, he has called this just what it is: “Prosecutorial Misconduct and Interference with an Election.”
Former Manhattan prosecutor Michael Bachner said, “Whenever you have a significant or star witness in your case --- an individual who has an enormous amount of baggage, including having made false statements in the past --- that is a very serious problem.” The POST says Bragg plans to call “an unidentified rebuttal witness” on Thursday. Attorney Harmeet Dhillon suggested Wednesday night that it might be Cohen again (really??), but she didn’t know for sure.
If it is Cohen, maybe Bragg can reassure the grand jury that he truly, for real, pinky swear, is actually telling the truth…THIS time.
I JUST WANTED TO SAY
Thank you for reading my newsletter.
For more news, visit my website.