BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Warrant for Lindell's phone shows what FBI is REALLY up to
A copy of the search warrant used to confiscate Mike Lindell’s cellphone was filed on Wednesday by his attorneys as an attachment to a lawsuit filed the night before in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. As reported by LAW & CRIME, “The attachment curiously was not listed contemporaneously with the original filing.”
Lindell and others listed on the warrant are considered “subjects” of the investigation. In other words, they’re not being called “targets,” but they’re not just “witnesses,” either. A subject can be turned into a target by the FBI with little more than a finger-snap. And from the wording of the warrant, the particular people named and the information being searched for, it sure seems they’re on a fishing expedition, trying to catch “election deniers” in their net.
As J. D. Rucker pointed out for LIBERTY DAILY, “Everyone listed on the warrant has denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election.” I would add that denying the legitimacy of an election is not a crime. Democrats do it often, just about every time they lose.
This warrant lists 24 types of data the FBI was authorized by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung to seize. (Hmm...another magistrate.) First on the list: “[a]ll records and information relating to damage to any computerized Dominion computerized voting system, including any impairment to, or attempt to impair, the integrity or availability of data, a program, a system, or information.” Read the whole list, and you’ll see these warrants are essentially about Dominion voting machines.
We’ve said all along that Tina Peters’ name was being used to investigate all who questioned the 2020 election results, especially high-profile “deniers” such as Lindell. Whether or not the outcome was legitimate (we still don’t have proof either way), these people dared to point out the problems that officials would not investigate and seek the transparency that Dominion and others would not provide.
In Rucker’s words, “This reads like a movie script in which an evil company leans on their connections to the FBI to use law enforcement as a weapon against those who might implicate both the company and the FBI itself in past crimes.” We don’t know if that’s what it is, but it sure is what it looks like.
What?? Appeals court sides with DOJ on "classified" material
Yesterday, this newsletter featured Margot Cleveland’s excellent analysis of why the “special master” ruling by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon should be left as it is. Apparently, the three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t seriously consider the points Cleveland made before they ruled on the ‘Justice’ Department’s appeal, and that is really unfortunate. They sided with the DOJ and reversed Judge Cannon’s ruling.
The appeals court has ruled that DOJ investigators get to go right ahead and comb through all the documents, even what they claim are the “classified” ones, seized during the raid on Mar-A-Lago on August 8. The “special master,” on the other hand, does NOT get to assess the so-called “classified” documents. As far as Judge Raymond Dearie will know, those “classified” documents aren’t classified at all, yet he simply has to take the DOJ’s word that they are. Consider that they might instead be, say, papers from the bogus Crossfire Hurricane investigation that detail how Trump was set up and framed as an agent of Russia –- papers the DOJ would have a huge interest in keeping under wraps.
This change could put the Trump legal team at quite a disadvantage. One can see how it might even help the DOJ pull some of the dirty tricks it’s gotten to be known for, such as hiding exculpatory evidence. And what if some of those so-called “classified” documents are supposed to be protected under attorney-client privilege? The special master won’t be able to determine that, and the investigators will see them.
These judges also maintain that the record contains no evidence Trump declassified documents while he was President. That one should be easy: Trump was President; he declassified the documents. How do they know he did? Because he says so, that’s why. I guarantee you, if President Obama were being questioned about some documents with classified markings that he had in his possession, and he said, “Well, I declassified them before I left the White House,” everyone in the room would say, “Yes, Mr. President. We’re so sorry for even asking. Thank you so much for clearing that up for us. Can we get you anything? A nice, cool drink?”
Unbelievably, the judges say that Trump has no “individual interest or need for” the 100 documents marked “classified.” How on earth could they possibly know that?
Special Master Judge Dearie now gets to review the 11,000 or so UN-”classified” documents. This decision makes no sense, and that always leads us to think there’s some missing puzzle piece. What don’t we know?
Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again, this time by 0.75%, in an attempt to curb high inflation. They also signaled there will be more rate increases to come, with little chance of them coming down before 2024.
The Fed also expects the economy to slow to a crawl with year-end quarterly growth at a paltry 0.2%. The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all took another plunge on the news, each finishing down about 1.7%, with the Dow dropping over 500 points to set a new three-month low. The housing market is also likely to suffer as higher interest rates make it impossible for many Americans to afford houses.
A reminder: this is all “necessary pain” to stop inflation, which the Democrats are fueling by flooding the economy with trillions of dollars in new spending. The Biden-supporting media is trying to blame the pain on the Fed for raising rates, but as the Ace of Spades blog put it, that’s like an arsonist trying to blame the fire department for ruining his furniture because they sprayed water on it to put out the fire he started.
Ed Driscoll at Instapundit has more:
Driving the White House crazy
There’s an old saying applied to both journalists and ministers: that it’s their duty to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Today, many journalists take the opposite approach, routinely attacking and denigrating regular working people while sucking up to and covering for their favored powerful politicians. It’s why we see so much in the media about the imaginary crimes of Trump voters and nothing about the fact that Hunter Biden, a known crack-smoker, prostitute-hirer, influence-peddler and gun background form liar, is flying on Air Force One.
But kudos to Fox News’ Bill Megulin, just about the only journalist who has continually covered the Biden-caused crisis at the border. He’s afflicted the comfortable so much that Politico quotes anonymous Administration officials expressing their “increasing frustration” that he keeps exposing the truth about their catastrophic immigration policies.
Of course, the Biden people don’t admit they’re frustrated because Megulin is on the scene, showing what’s really happening (something you could never say about “border czar” Kamala Harris.) No, it’s that his reports lack “nuance” and the context of the “root causes” of illegal immigration.
Okay, I’ll fill that in: the root cause is that Biden opened up the border and let them in. They’re not fleeing “climate change,” they’re looking for better economic opportunities (although those fleeing socialism probably didn’t realize what’s happening here.) It’s always been that way, but the change that’s resulted in a surge of millions of illegal entrants, accompanied by human trafficking, coyotes, drug cartels and other negative factors, is that they know Biden won’t stop them from coming in.
To Megulin, I say, “Keep up the good work,” and I hope we don’t have to start a countdown clock to the Biden FBI raiding his home and seizing all his cameras.
Some people just can’t help showing everyone exactly what they are and proving their critics right. That was certainly the case at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Benny Johnson of Turning Point USA was doing a presentation on how leftists have no sense of humor, illustrated with slides of humorous conservative Internet memes of the sort that leftists are incapable of creating. One of the memes so triggered a wokester in the audience that he came charging to the front of the room shouting profanities, kicked the table, smashed the projector, then stormed out the room, angrily shouting, “Racist (BLEEP) (BLEEP)! (BLEEP) you! Swear to (BLEEPING) God! (BLEEP!)”
To hammer home that conservatives are the only people who still have a sense of humor (something you could also prove by flipping around the late-night “comedy” shows), Johnson issued a statement reporting that “a low-T leftist strung-out on pure soy snapped into a violent rage” and "I watched dispassionately as the lib’s last drop of testosterone evaporated in an unprovoked kick-attack on an innocent projector.”
It goes on from there, and you’ll want to read it all. But only if you have a sense of humor. If you’re a leftist, you’d better avoid it, or it might trigger you into smashing your own computer.
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