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December 21, 2020
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December 21, 2020      

Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:

  • Election aftermath: Since when are these things acceptable?
  • Unlikely story
  • From Our “Is This Really News?” Desk
  • A Simple Christmas
  • A Unique story

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Election aftermath: Since when are these things acceptable?

By Mike Huckabee

When did it become okay for subpoenas just to be ignored?

I thought when you were served with a subpoena, you were supposed to show up to testify or provide documentation. But, apparently, subpoenas concerning the 2020 election don’t count. Officials have suddenly become extremely protective of their voting machines and election records.

Just one example: Friday, in Maricopa County (Phoenix area), the Board of Supervisors rejected a subpoena from the Arizona State Senate Judiciary Committee to look at voting machines, which happen to be Dominion machines. Maricopa County is filing its own lawsuit. The chairman called the senate subpoena “a slap in the face.”

Rudy Giuliani responded: “We get a warrant to search all of the machines; why would you ever not want people to look at voting machines? Voting machines aren’t private.”

"If those machines were straight as an arrow,” he said, “they’d have put them out a month ago. Are people stupid? Don’t they realize when somebody resists a subpoena to examine voting machines, and we’re claiming fraud, and they’re claiming no fraud, the person who wants to reveal it is the one who’s right?”

Here’s more on that point from Giuliani.

Recall that Dominion Voting Systems’ CEO, John Poulos, has said, “No one has produced credible evidence of vote fraud or vote switching on Dominion systems because these things have not happened.” You know, if no one has produced evidence of problems with Dominion systems (a claim that is debatable), it might just be because they’re not allowed to EXAMINE them!

Here’s more discussion.

Second, when did it become okay for lawyers to intimidate other lawyers and judges so badly that they refuse even to take cases? Jonathan Turley has expressed major concern about this, as we’ve reported, and now a former Wisconsin judge has testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that “the court system has been deeply intimidated by the left, just as the lawyers have been intimidated.” His testimony is detailed in THE EPOCH TIMES; we recommend a subscription for access to all their election-related stories.

Attorney James Troupis called this “a sad, sad state of affairs.”

He explained to senators why he decided to take this case: “One of the reasons I was called [was] because virtually every major law firm in the country and in this city [Washington DC] refused to represent the President,” he said. “Not because of the lack of merit in his claims –- we’ve certainly demonstrated that there’s merit –- but because of the cancel culture.”

Though most in the media will not report the truth about this, Troupis is right that most of the election lawsuits have been tossed for procedural reasons, not for lack of merit.

Troupis said he believes many prominent law firms did not want to participate due to a fear of retaliation by the left. And in this age of hyper-partisanship and “cancel culture,” we can guess what forms that might take: personal threats, professional shaming, even loss of clientele. It’s an effort to deny President Trump legal representation, which is about as un-American as it gets.

This environment, Troupis said, “has intimidated lawyers so that they can’t be here. They’re not here, from the giant law firms, precisely because they were ordered by their management committees and others that, ‘You cannot take those cases...because our clients, or the Democratic Party, or the incoming administration will remember that and they will hold it against you.'

"As a former judge, I was so incensed by that.”

And since when is it okay for election boards to just brush off challenges the way this board in Cobb County, Georgia, did? The details are here in this must-read story.

The kicker is this statement to True the Vote from exalted Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who tries to cover all his bases while passing the buck: “I’ve said since Election Day that I must follow the law in the execution of our elections, and I’ve also encouraged Georgians to report any suspected problems for our office to investigate. Though federal law restricts our ability to update our voter registration lists, the Elector Challenge is a vehicle under our law to ensure voter integrity. I support any effort that builds faith in our election system that follows the proper procedure.”

Get that? The Elector Challenge is a good thing, and I support good things, so report your suspicions, even though it won’t do you a doggone bit of good because we can’t fix it –- certainly not in time for the Senate run-offs –- and that's the federal government’s fault, and, well, just continue to believe in the system.

Finally, when did it become okay for social media to censor even hard evidence and official testimony, not because the story isn’t true –- it’s sworn to be true –- but because it might challenge the “narrative” that some have chosen to believe, the one that requires Biden to have outperformed even Obama while, overall, Democrats did poorly?

As THE EPOCH TIMES reports, Trump lawyer Jesse Binnall says YouTube removed his opening statement from last week’s Senate Homeland Security hearings on election “irregularities.”

Binnall tweeted: “YouTube has decided that my opening statement in the U.S. Senate, given under oath and based upon hard evidence, is too dangerous for you to see; they have removed it. To this day, ‘our evidence has never been refuted, only ignored.’ Why is Google so afraid of the truth? #BigBrother”

It doesn’t matter to Google that there are still legal challenges going on. They announced that since the so-called “safe harbor” day has passed –- though congressional certification isn’t till Jan. 6 –- they would simply REMOVE “content alleging widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of a historical U.S. presidential election."

Incidentally, what makes this election more “historical” than any other, besides, ironically, the allegations of fraud causing the challenges in the first place? Also, the fraud being alleged is not "widespread," but targeted.

Anyway, now even sworn testimony is disallowed. Everything goes down the memory hole. Big Brother, indeed.

As we’ve reported, Binnall testified about widespread fraud in Nevada. “Thousands upon thousands of voters in Nevada had their voices canceled out by election fraud and invalid ballots,” he told the senators. He explained that this was made possible by state legislators rushing to pass a bill called AB4 on August 3 of this year, relaxing restrictions on mail-in ballots. (Ah, yes, the mail-in ballots.) And later, when the campaign sought to perform audits of voting machines and ballots, they were denied transparency.

Binnall said the campaign was refused access by state election officials to the code of voting machines for a forensic review of whether “they were hooked up to the internet.” “We weren’t allowed near them,” he said. They were denied access “at every single turn,” he said, adding that one Nevada official “locked himself in his office” and wouldn’t open the door when Trump’s lawyers tried to serve him a subpoena.

Giuliani is right: for an election that was supposedly perfect, they sure are trying to lock investigators out. Why would they make themselves look so bad unless the truth were worse? This isn’t going away.

Unlikely story

By Mike Huckabee

There’s a story going around that Chief Justice Roberts was overheard by a SCOTUS staffer, yelling at the other Justices during a conference that they had to turn down Texas’ election lawsuit because there would be riots if they ruled in favor of Trump being reelected.

While that’s easy to believe, here’s an explanation from Redstate.com about why it’s very likely not true (for instance, the Justices haven’t met for an in-person conference since March.)

From Our “Is This Really News?” Desk

By Mike Huckabee

Is anyone surprised that Hillary Clinton would defend a Democrat for using a nasty, deplorable term to deride half the country who didn’t support her party’s candidate? (Warning: bad language at link, of course.)

A Simple Christmas

By Mike Huckabee

Back in 2011, inspired by my book “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners of my radio show “The Huckabee Report” to share their own favorite family Christmas memories. In recent years, as the news slows down around Christmas time, my staffers and I have taken a break during Christmas week to share some of those wonderful stories from the archives.

Unfortunately, the news just refuses to stop coming this year, so we’ll continue with updates of any major stories. But although many of us are forced to scale down our Christmas celebrations this year, I refuse to let the coronavirus “cancel” Christmas. As even the Grinch learned, Christmas is not something that comes from a store, Christmas means a whole lot more. And these wonderful stories and memories are a perfect reminder of what it means and how important it is, especially in hard times, when Christmas memories can be created that last a lifetime.

I hope you enjoy these stories, and from all of us at the newsletter, my TBN show and MikeHuckabee.com, have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

A Unique Story

By Mike Huckabee

Warning: the following story is not for the weak of stomach!

One thing everyone loves about the holidays is all the great foods we indulge in only once a year. Every family has its special dishes that simply must be on the table, from oyster dressing to yams with tiny marshmallows. But sometimes, they don’t make for a great combination, on the plate or in your stomach.

Kevin from Maryland wrote me that he grew up in a Norwegian family that always served the notorious fish dish, lutefisk, which he jokingly called, “the piece of Cod that passes all understanding." (The recipe involves soaking a piece of cod fish in lye for three days. Seriously.)

Kevin recalled:

“My mother, a fine teetotaling Christian who prided herself on never having alcohol in the house, was appalled the day my uncle brought a six-pack of beer as his contribution to the Christmas meal. To my mother’s horror, my father graciously accepted the libation. And so, in sullen silence, the family dinner was served...the traditional lutefisk and Godless beer.

I remember the smirk on my uncle's face as he began to eat the fish dish and wash it down with beer. My father, at the other end of the table shared in the merriment, while my poor grim-faced mother tried to remain polite...though sitting next to her, I was certain that she was asking God to strike her kin with righteous retribution.”

Now, at this point, Kevin went into some clinical details about the chemical reactions of the digestive system that I won’t relay here. Suffice to say that about half an hour into the meal, his dad and uncle suddenly excused themselves and bolted from the table. They both spent a miserable night of gastric distress, much to his mom’s quiet satisfaction.

Kevin said that was the Christmas he learned that mixing fish cured in lye with beer creates a volcanic reaction in the stomach similar to mixing vinegar and baking soda. He said it was also the year he learned that God answers prayers (his mother’s, at least.) And He's not above using science in working His will.

I want to thank Kevin for that unique story. While most of my listeners’ stories touched the heart or the funny bone, his was the only one that touched the digestive system.

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 



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  • Jerry Korba

    12/22/2020 09:02 AM

    Has anyone stopped and ask how can corporations give millions of dollars to Congress election campaigns give millions of dollars to Anti America movements and groups, people think millions of dollars from the profits they made that could have been shared with employees or reinvested in the corporation for the better of its operation and community. Think 300 million dollars from one company to reelect a politician what does that tell how it will treat employees with this new presidency the want for cheaper labor costs that what it means once open borders are in effect all the liberals all the citizens will work for less your cost of living will rise and your take home amount will decrease or you will work longer to maintain week to week. The saying you got to spend money to make money will be apparent in 2023, by then it will only get worse. Enjoy your change America that Chuck Schumer promised only it will be the American citizen doing the crying!

  • Elizabeth Floyd

    12/22/2020 01:43 AM

    My mother was the youngest of 11 in a Norwegian family. She made ludifisk at Christmas. But since all of her children hated it, we had less and less. Sometimes a bite was difficult to swallow and keep down. My dad used to say, "it is an aquired taste". In someways it's tasteless, odorless, but the texture is like swallowing a jellyfish. If you ever order it, you had better plan on sharing.:(

  • Sandra Blake

    12/21/2020 08:53 PM

    merry Christmas to you!

  • Jerry

    12/21/2020 07:35 PM

    Want to know who or what is under CCP influence Look at the venues that sponsored or endorsed BLM ANTFIA. The NBA NFL college venues Streets with BLM markings Mayors and Governors that allowed BLM ANTFIA criminal activity to go on without defense for its population Biden and Harris are compromised by the CCP John Roberts Chief Justice has ruled against the Constitution This country is invested by the CCP George Soros Mike Bloomberg Bill Gates and other evil empires to just name a few Donations by huge corporations added to the demise of law and order bought and paid for by these Anti American wealthy entities. Congress sat by and collected its stimulus check unlawfully. They didn't get 600 dollars you may have to add multiple zeros to those checks.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/21/2020 07:19 PM

    America has been led to the point of complete ignorance by letting people vote without voter ID is and has been so ignorant. People called voter ID Racism so ignorant and people believed it. The Congress did nothing, they are cowardice and ignorant, and corrupt most people in the last 9 months had gone somewhere to a public store of sorts they could go to the polls, the absentee ballot is for people that can not make it to the polls or should not go out because of risks to their health that is how it works any other form of voting should not be counted period. Insanity or corruption is what our Congress is and what the supreme court has become.

  • Donald Ray

    12/21/2020 06:26 PM

    Someone must stop the government corruption. Maybe you Mike could put the governors of the red states together and start demanding justice in the courts. The people are ready for another revolution. Step up and provide some leadership. PLEASE

  • Natalie M Mingioni

    12/21/2020 05:35 PM

    Could a declaration or a petition, signed by legal registered American voters be drawn up consisting of this basic content:

    We do not believe the 2020 Presidential Election was conducted legally or fairly.
    We have no confidence in some of our local and state governments since they have disregarded their own State Constitutions in the electoral process.

    There is an unprecedented amount of viable evidence, sworn personal testimony by American citizens concerning fraudulent mail-in ballots, & experts in their field coming forward to express the absolute improbability of the election results.

    With the evidence obtained by President Trump's Legal Team and the signed declaration/petitions by concerned American citizens, each Congressman or Senator from their own state could represent the will of their constituents who are petitioning for a thorough investigation by Congress of the election and the evidence.

    Would this be reasonable and viable?

    Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

  • Carolyn Rudoy

    12/21/2020 03:25 PM

    Bill Barr has refused to appoint special counsel for the 2020 election fraud investigation and the Hunter Biden illicit dealings. Like Klinger: "I see nothing; I hear nothing," Barr says. Durham has stonewalled for 2 years- still no report, no prosecutions. Law firms refuse to help Trump's election fraud litigation. Is there no one with any patriotism, with the courage to stand for what is right and for justice? We know that John Roberts does not. Adding Bill Barr upon whom so many based our hopes...The desertion of Donald Trump breaks my heart. The willingness to give our country away to cheats, frauds, sell-outs and Biden (imposter that he is) is the U.S. tragedy, our downfall AND the World is watching this. Crying through my fury, I am done donating to & supporting Republicans. They have deserted justice and will not stand tall to do the right thing. I feel I have lost my own country.

  • Carrie Mataraza

    12/21/2020 03:14 PM

    Roberts refusing to hear TX supposedly because he feared rioting in response. Now AZ refusing subpoena - what is the punishment for that? Lawyers refusing to represent Pres. Trump and election law? THIS IS EXACTLY HOW TYRANNY AND DESPOTISM BEGINS. There seems to be few out there who will stand for our country...they are being intimidated and have NO courage, no spine, no patriotism. Give me Liberty or Give me Death....Gone with the Wind -- and our nation will follow.

  • Gregory George Keller

    12/21/2020 02:13 PM

    After reading your comentarie today I just have two words civil war is coming

  • Paul Russ

    12/21/2020 01:38 PM

    When is it acceptable for the Supreme Court to roll over and play dead during a Constitutional crisis that will have irreversible consequences? Trump went out on a limb to appoint three judges who have now abandoned him and all of us who believe in democracy to mob rule and tyranny.

  • Anne Turner

    12/21/2020 01:12 PM

    God works in mysterious ways. One must believe that all of this is His will. But He also expects his people to exercise the brains He gave us. If we allow this cheating to go on unchallenged, it will just continue. Apparently the Dems will win the Senate one way or the other. Marx, Lenin, and Stalin, as well as Mao, believed that the end justifies the means. I don’t see how .Trump wins this one. It is only a few weeks before Biden is sworn in. It will only be a matter of months before Harris is sworn into the Presidency. Al the .biden scandal, the Durham report will just go away. The election cheating was successful so it will just continue. Since the Supremes won’t even act where do we go? I will find it interesting, and sad, when my liberal friends realize what they have wrought. They firmly believe every lie told about Trump even when real evidence refutes it.
    I remember famous lines in the great movie, Judgement in Nuremberg. The housekeeper said we didn’t know. Hiltler did some good things, you know. The German judge said “I never thought it would come to this”. The American judge, played beautifully by Spencer Tracy, said “it came to this the first time you sentenced a man, you knew to be innocent.” I can hear the more moderate Dems say, we never knew it would come to this. We never heard or saw these things. They didn’t want to know.

  • Terry Ingle

    12/21/2020 01:09 PM

    It is quite obvious why they are doing this. DELAY,DELAY,DELAY. They don't have to prove anything if they run out the clock until Jan. 20. Continuously having to file suit after suit takes up the time they need to run the clock out. Then it doesn't matter what they find. Roberts is too much of a coward to rule against this so all the lefties have to do is hold out. Once Biden is in Pelosie Says he's nuts and Harris is President. This is so predictable. Why hasn't anyone figured this out but me?????

  • James David Barber

    12/21/2020 12:43 PM

    Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff.

  • Judy McGlothlin

    12/21/2020 12:25 PM

    Okay, here it is. I am more than frustrated (close to angry) that after all documented cheating with the general, apparently we are going ahead with a runoff election under the same circumstances. Everyone is being told to get out and vote but they are using the same Dominion voting machine. Are we going to wait until after the two Senators lose and then cry foul? You know how well that is working after the general election. I want conservatives to take action, whatever that may be. I'm not sure martial law is the answer, but President Trump must do something; i.e. seizing the Dominion machine and forcing a fair election conducted under rules and supervision.

  • William Fuhrer

    12/21/2020 11:41 AM

    What you outlined is why both Democrats and Republicans who believe in fair voting should applaud all those who are trying to insure a trustworthy voting environment. If you smell a rat it probably is a RAT

  • William Hayes Wyttenbach

    12/21/2020 11:28 AM

    Sharing My Today's Insights: 12-21-2020

    Winter Solistice 2020!
    Everything is Energy. Information= energy-in-Formation
    Ancients used this Solstice Energy Flow as a source of energy to create new desires!

    Today lets en mass focus our energy thoughts together on:
    New Changes in Process and Progress!
    1. I suggest back to our old normal EVEN BETTER!!!
    A. the preservation of our US Constitution 1791/ Bill of Rights, our Republic...rule of Law.

    B. Focus this Solstice that Trump & Patriots, We the People... erradicate this malignant cancer in our America. Evil socialism, Facisiam, Treasonous Coup plotters and planners most evident in this massive Criminal election theft Fraud.. ( willful intent to decieve,..to steal our Divine & Constitutional rights to freedom & free will choices!
    C. Focus this Solstice day 2020, ride this wave of energy to stand up with Trump and Patriots to demand our Constitution be honored and obeyed, & criminal Coup evil ones be exposed, Arrested, soon to unfold in open Military Criminal Tribunals for treason & Sedition against US...individually as Americans and against our US...united States of America.
    Surgeons cut out good for nothing malignant cancer cells so they do not spread their evil and harm!

    D. New changes in progress,.. Education...knowledge that ploy by Dictators...put people in Fear keep them in fear....
    A. Masks don't protect or work...Isolation doesn't work...Seperation ...Social distancing doesn't work,..
    Destroying our livelihood & businesses doesn't work, teaching our children to be full of fear and avoiding school..doesn't work...stand up take back your power..ability and willingness to take action, and tell the demon_ rat governors to stick it where the light doesn't shine!

    E. US..individually and united States..we are in and at War currently. Good/ Love versus Evil/ Negative Fear...
    Let the inevitable new changes in process and progress be Right Action..that which is good, justice ( just) and True ( truth) prevail and WIN over the next 4 months to 2021 Spring Equinox!!!
    Rx: Surgeons POTUS/ Commander in Chief Trump, our honorable military; Patriots will in criminal military tribunals will expose all treasonous crimes and render proper punishments,..where death for de facto proven treason and sedition is performed.

    I discontinued deleted Facebook last night. This is shared to friends on non facebook owned.." Messenger Lite" app.
    Those of you still on facebook place this on your facebook " wall" for all to see! Copy paste this to personal email friends and family...
    Censorship will accelerate by big oligarch tech...twit-er. Nazi Facebook, youtubber..etc. Propaganda by main media pressitutes will flourish ontil full activation of Overt military martial law under the Insurrection Act of 1807 fully implemented!..soon.
    [email protected] M.D.
    Hon. discharged, Major, USAF
    commonlaw copyright 12-21-2020

  • Jane Huff

    12/21/2020 11:28 AM

    What is the usual "Step 2" when a subpoena is ignored? Should the Maricopa Board of Supervisors be in jail? If so, why are they not in jail?

  • jack macdonald

    12/21/2020 11:26 AM

    Our judicial system, our media, our educational system, and the Democrat party are now following the blueprint used in Communist systems. They are a stain on this Republic and unless they are brought to account, this country is over. Communists are relentless in their quest to bring down free societies and if they haven't already achieved victory, they are well on their way. Nancy Pelosi is a traitor and in the pocket of the CCP, corrupted by their cash infusions. jack

  • R. Saffell

    12/21/2020 11:22 AM

    Our Constitution states clearly....the American government is only "of the People and BY the People". Ours is not a government of Joe Biden, Chuck Schummer, or Nancy Pelosi, or AOC. Ours is a government of the PEOPLE.
    And if and when....such as now....the PEOPLE decide that the controls of government have been seized illegally....they have the Right, according to the Constitution, to rise up and take back those controls and jail the people responsible.
    We have now had an attack on America by the Democratic Party that is of no less an attack than ISIS attacking us on September 11.
    Our entire way of life is being attacked and for the most part people are relying on help from the very judges that are aligned with the attackers!
    The definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things over and over while expecting a different result.
    The American People must immediately begin to realize the insanity of this situation.
    The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been attacked by traitors in a coup of unheard of proportions. Our entire system of government has been attacked by these traitors.
    History will judge those Americans who did not join the effort to fight back.

  • Jerry

    12/21/2020 11:09 AM

    I have mentioned that the Left which I now believe is own by the CCP at first I thought about 33 % I am too trust worthy thinking some degree of integrity excited. Wrong the entire bunch of Congress has been compromised the DOJ FBI CIA Supreme Court MSM is their any function in America not invested by the CCP? To think Donald Trump got so much done in his effort to make America First and a bigger winner is amazing. If you think about it Donald ranks up there with the Greek gods. He has fought every evil force face to face to save America from the worlds evil empires that want to destroy her I am still hopeful my God is saying America follow Christ and I will strike down Biden and the CCP open my churches allow God back in America free of restrictions reinstall the 10 Commandments let Babylon rise higher.

  • Charles Simmons

    12/21/2020 10:58 AM

    Now that USA is poised to join the international club of “American banana republics,” rules will apply only against conservatives. Democrats and other liberals will forever remain exempt from “law.” For democrats it’s all personal choice all the time now, sort of a role reversal from Reconstruction days.

  • Candi Ludwig

    12/21/2020 10:30 AM

    I stopped getting my newsletter via email, why? I was being censored on Facebook so I deleted the account and was enjoying the daily newsletter.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/21/2020 10:14 AM

    Election outcomes:
    o Pres Trump reassumes WH?
    o Biden assumes WH
    o If Pres T assumes, riots.
    o If Biden assumes, Far Left riots?
    o Nation in chaos.
    o Civil War 2?