Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Today's newsletter includes:
- Biden's economy
- Biden finally acts on baby formula shortageBiden takes the low road
- Jankowicz resigns; now Ministry Of Truth MUST GO
- And much more
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Psalm 119:105 KJV
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2. Biden's economy
At this rate, Jimmy Carter may soon be the only American who’s still glad Joe Biden was elected President. Biden is making Carter look like Abe Lincoln.
Wednesday, the Dow once again plummeted, this time losing over 1100 points, due to unexpectedly bad profit numbers released by companies such as Target and Walmart. It's now down 14% since January 1st.
Store profits are being drained by inflation, consumer spending cutbacks and skyrocketing freight costs, thanks to gas prices that are at record highs with no limit in sight.
Of course, we could pump more oil of our own, or get it from Canada, but Biden is deliberately preventing that.
Some gas stations are already programming their pumps to add an extra digit in case prices go over $10 a gallon, while others are posting signs that they’re out of gas entirely (welcome back gas lines, shortages and rationing, another reminder of the Carter era.)
That article makes it clear that Biden has nobody but himself to blame for this, but he never will do that. Don’t worry, plenty of other people are ready to make the case.
3. Biden finally acts on baby formula shortage
It took introducing a bipartisan Congressional resolution urging President Biden to act, but he finally did something to ramp up production of baby formula.
If that works, I have a long list of things he needs to act on that might require ramping up production of Congressional resolutions.
4. Jankowicz resigns; now Ministry Of Truth MUST GO
Recall that at the end of the movie MARY POPPINS, it’s time for Mary to leave when the wind changes. Off she goes, head held high, carried on the wind by her umbrella. Well, the wind has changed, and "Information Nanny" Nina Jankowicz is leaving us.
She submitted her resignation as head of the “Disinformation Governance Board” –- what we like to call the unconstitutional DHS Ministry Of Truth –- on Wednesday morning. Apparently, thanks to public exposure and pressure, the board itself has been “paused” by the Department of Homeland Security. That’s not good enough, of course, as this board needs to be permanently dissolved, as with a soothing bath in nitric acid, and prevented from ever returning, by legislation if necessary, just as soon as a GOP Congress can be convened.
For details, here’s the story in TOWNHALL.
This is what we said should happen when news of this board was first reported and the Poppin-esque video by this strange musical theater person with fancy degrees hit social media. We even devised our own song parody, practically perfect in every way, about what the board was really there to do. Consider it our sendoff. Goodbye, Nanny! Sorry, you didn’t work out.
As REVOLVER reported Monday, this group was founded in 2015 “under the auspices of the U.K.-government-funded “Institute for Statecraft.” They recruited “clusters” of all those so-called ruling elite types we love: academics, national security bureaucrats, “journalists,” think-tankers, and lobbyists in multiple European countries to engage in dealing with so-called “Russian disinformation.”
“An effective network is best achieved,” one document reads, “by forming in each European country a cluster of well-informed people from the political, military, academic, journalistic, and think-tank spheres, who will track and analyze examples of disinformation in their country and inform decision-makers and other interested parties about what is happening.”
If you don’t see the inherent dangers of having an essentially secret group quietly doing this behind the scenes as they see fit, I’m not sure I can help you.
We found a fascinating 2018 news report from the U.K., made on the heels of that leak. It tells the whole story of the Integrity Initiative, and we couldn’t help noticing that one of the Brits on their list of key “U.K. cluster” people –- though he denied involvement –- was Sir Andrew Wood, the retired British ambassador to Russia who co-founded Orbis Business Intelligence, also associated with “dossier” writer Christopher Steele, who still runs Orbis with fellow former MI6 spy Christopher Burrows. See, here they are on the Orbis website.
Sir Andrew admitted in 2017 that he’d pushed the “dossier” to John McCain. At the time, he defended Steele as “professional” and said that he personally had not read the “dossier, though he “was aware” of what was in it. For when you have time, this informative article will serve as your personal Way-Back Machine.
So, right, it’s these people who will save the world from disinformation! In reality, they’re the ones peddling it. Anyway, here’s that report on the Integrity Initiative, highly recommended reading.
We did find it hilarious, though, that one of their listed projects is something called “The Big Brother Program.” I think (hope!) they mean ‘big brother’ in a different way, but, still, funny!
As many have noted by now, Jankowicz herself is a purveyor of disinformation. Just to cite one example, she completely mischaracterized Hunter Biden’s laptop as disinformation and also “a product of the Trump campaign.” Imagine a behind-the-scenes network of so-called academics, etc., with international reach, busy twisting narratives and doing the opposite of what they claim to be doing. One document is particularly chilling, as it outlines the activities of their “Spanish cluster” to stop the appointment of a particular gentleman to the post of national security director. They claimed success.
Now, we don’t know if this gentleman posed an actual problem to Spain’s national security or not, but it’s not up to a secret board to “coordinate the Twitter response” to prevent his appointment. If this sort of thing can be done under the cover of darkness to derail someone’s appointment, it can be done to anyone --- anyone with whom this “ruling elite” disagrees, or to promote the appointment of someone they want in that spot. This is not “defending democracy,” by any stretch.
Related story: Since an operation of this type is so dependent on manipulating Twitter, it puts Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter in a new light. Talking about messing with their plans! As noted here in REVOLVER, “Transforming Twitter back into a real free speech platform would represent nothing less than a declaration of war against the Globalist American empire.”
5. Day 3 of Sussmann trial: Baker, Elias, and DC's bias
Wednesday, May 18, marked Day 3 of the Sussmann trial. Before we take a look at what happened that day, here’s a brief editorial from the NEW YORK POST shaming the media for not covering the trial. It didn’t take their editorial board many words to do that.
As they point out, THE NEW YORK TIMES and the WASHINGTON POST even split a Pulitzer for advancing “the most successful disinformation campaign in living memory.” I would add that in a profession that valued honesty, both “news” outlets would be made to give it back.
“If it had been Republicans doing it to a Democrat, the press would be losing its mind,” the POST says. Of course, that’s true.
It’s likely a DC jury would be looking at it differently as well.
Wednesday was a big day for testimony, with former FBI General Counsel James Baker taking the stand. Baker’s the central witness in the case, as he’s the one Sussmann allegedly lied to during a September 2016 meeting at the FBI --- and definitely lied to in a text Sussmann sent to try to get the meeting in the first place.
Baker testified that he’d become friends with Sussmann and they’d been in “frequent contact.” Also (this is new), he said he was “surprised” to get Sussmann’s text on his personal cellphone requesting a “short meeting” at the FBI. This is the text in which Sussmann lied by saying, “I’m coming on my own –- not on behalf of a client or company –- want to help the Bureau.”
Sussmann was granted the meeting, during which he presented bogus evidence of a server connection between Trump Tower and Russia-linked Alfa Bank. (One of the agents who examined this evidence has testified that it was debunked that very day.)
Baker will return to the stand Thursday morning. The other big witness for the day was Hillary For America General Counsel Marc Elias, who was partners with Sussmann at law firm Perkins Coie. (As you know, Elias has also been lead attorney for an army of litigators who bombarded the battleground states and got them to remove election safeguards, sometimes without the required legislative approval. Wish we could ask him about THAT under oath.) Elias testified that he personally hired oppo research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-candidate Trump. Fusion GPS called on British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who responded by compiling the bogus “dossier,” consisting of unverified rumor.
Elias said he kept the hiring quiet wisthin the campaign. “Given who I represent,” he told jurors, “I tend to not want more people to know about it than have to know about it.” We’re not sure exactly what he meant by that cryptic comment, but it sounds shady, like the CIA’s “need-to-know basis.”
When asked if he was aware Sussmann was planning to go to the FBI, he said he was not, and that he wouldn’t have approved that if he’d known of it. But law professor Jonathan Turley saw an inconsistency, tweeting: “Marc Elias testified that he would not have approved going to the FBI with the false Russian Alfa Bank claim because he did not trust the FBI or Director Comey. Yet, the campaign associates also aggressively pushed the Steele dossier to the FBI.”
Wednesday night, Sean Hannity did a segment on the makeup of the jury for the Sussmann trial, and
the news was stunning. He passed along reporting from the NEW YORK POST that Judge Christopher Cooper allowed donors to Hillary’s campaign and also to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the jury pool. Durham objected to the seating of one of them, a man who works in public policy for Amazon and could only say he would “strive for impartiality as best I can.” Judge Cooper overruled Durham.
Another juror in the pool had written on her questionnaire that she worked for the Sierra Club, thought the criminal justice system was racist and believed “the police should be defunded.”
In Washington DC in 2016, voters favored Hillary over Trump by a staggering 90.0 percent to 4.1 percent. And as we’ve previously reported, Judge Cooper himself is tight with the Democrat Party; his wife, Amy Jeffress, has even represented one of the prime perpetrators of the Russia hoax, then-FBI assistant counsel Lisa Page. The two were married by...Merrick Garland. It’s unbelievable that Judge Cooper didn’t recuse himself and let the case pass to another judge.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Hannity’s show that for a trial like this, there shouldn’t be donors to ANY political party. The reports he had heard were “very troubling.”
Devin Nunes, who chaired the House Intel Committee, said that in this trial, Durham is looking at one sliver of the overall conspiracy. He noted the incestuous nature of this Washington DC group and the connections of this judge. And he offered what might be the Quote Of The Day about the trial: “If this case was not brought in DC...there’s no way that Sussmann would not have pled guilty.” In DC, he knows his chances are excellent to get one or two jurors to “hold this up, to let him off scot free.”
Still, for the first time, Nunes said, Durham is able to bring direct evidence, not just circumstantial. “We now know journalists...were meeting directly with the Democrats, taking this horrible story and willing to go and put it out there, just to destroy Republicans and destroy President Trump before the election.”
Nunes also noted that the next trial, of “dossier” collaborator Igor Danchenko, is in Virginia.
Margot Cleveland, in her piece written Wednesday, details how the story told by Sussmann’s defense just doesn’t hold up. In effect, she expanded on what Turley said in his tweet, above. It’s hard to buy the story that the Hillary campaign didn’t WANT Sussmann to share the Alfa Bank story with the FBI. “...The information known to date,” Cleveland says, “plus the modus operandi of the Spygate players through the years they peddled the Russia-collusion hoax, renders this argument laughable.”
Just read what defense attorney Michael Bosworth told the jury and see how inconsistent it is.
The evidence, largely in the form of texts between Clinton’s people and Fusion GPS, contradicts his story. It suggests that Fusion GPS absolutely knew the value of having the FBI investigate the Alfa Bank story; they used that investigation to help “sell” the story to outlets such as Reuters.
Cleveland really picks apart the defense’s story that the Clinton campaign didn’t want Sussmann to go to the FBI. One danger we see is that a jury –- especially a biased one –- might not be willing or even able to follow this if it’s too long or complicated. It seems to me that Hillary’s own tweets promoting the Alfa Bank story disprove the defense’s fairy tale that she wouldn’t have wanted the FBI brought in. That would make the story bigger! Hillary would LOVE it.
Oh, wait, I forgot –- the judge refused to allow her tweets into evidence.
6. Surprise: Chuck Schumer blames Republicans
Chuck Schumer is among the Democrats blaming Republicans, Fox News and especially Tucker Carlson for the mass murders in Buffalo by a deranged, self-described “authoritarian left-winger” and green nationalist who hates conservatives, Christianity and Fox News. Schumer is pushing the latest focus group-tested DNC talking point that the shooter was motivated by belief in something called GRT or the Great Replacement Theory that he got from Carlson.
That is, if you think Democrats have opened the border and are waving in millions of illegal immigrants – which you can see with your own eyes – in hopes of cementing their power by making them citizens – which they’re openly working on – and getting their votes in a (racist) belief that minorities have to always vote Democrat (remember Biden saying, “If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black”? Or this 2002 pro-Democrat book making that very argument that "demography is destiny?" https://www.amazon.
So Carlson invited Schumer to come on his show and defend his accusations. Can you guess his response? If you said, “Repeat the libel but refuse to say it to Carlson’s face and defend it,” then you know Chuck Schumer only too well.
FYI: I used to have a segment on my Fox News show where I invited liberals who disagreed with me to have a civil discussion and debate. I have a standing offer for any of them who want to do that now. Hardly anyone takes me up on it. Which reinforces what I’ve always believed: if you’re afraid to face your opponent and defend your views, then you must not have very good arguments in favor of them.
7. Middle Schooler charged with sexual harassment
Just when you think our Ultra-Woke (thanks to Joe Biden for inspiring that), politicized school system can’t get any worse, the leftists say, “Hold muh Chardonnay!” Meet Braden Rabidoux, a Wisconsin middle schooler whose entire future is being threatened by a Title IX charge of sexual harassment that’s been put on his record. And what was his crime? Rape, incest, inappropriate touching? No…he called a classmate by the “wrong” pronouns.
Actually, I’d say he used the correct pronouns: since the classmate appeared to be female and not a crowd, he referred to…this person…as “she” instead of “they,” which “they” preferred. Sorry, as someone who learned proper English when it was actually still taught in public schools, I have a hard time even typing that ungrammatical nonsense.
The school wouldn’t even tell Braden’s mother what he was being branded over, and she was outraged when she found out (so her pronoun would be “domestic terrorist.”) Luke Berg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is representing the family said, “The school’s theory seems to be that any use of a wrong pronoun is automatically punishable speech under Title IX, and if that is truly their position, that is a truly egregious First Amendment violation."
But that’s hardly the only place where it’s happening. A Virginia school district is considering suspending students for "malicious misgendering," which Braden’s mom called "absurd."
She (if indeed that is her pronoun) said, "This is middle school. These guys are kids, they’re learning how to interact with each other, and they’ve been taught all their life to see a girl and use pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her.’ They don’t understand using plural pronouns for one student” (Editor’s note: neither do I!) “Schools should be focused on education, on math and science and social studies, and not…pronouns."
Actually, schools should be focused on pronouns, but in English class, where kids should be taught correct pronoun usage. And rule number should be that if you are by yourself and do a headcount, and the total is one head, you are NOT a “they.”
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