Dominating the national conversation for the next few days will no doubt be the interview between ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and fired FBI Director James Sanctimonious --- I mean Comey. This exchange of softball questions and self-serving answers, edited down to one hour (minus commercials) from five hours of conversation, was perhaps the most sickening piece of political propaganda I’ve ever seen on a major network. And that’s saying something.

It’s a mystery how Comey even functions –- his mind, I mean. He wraps himself in “truth” while misrepresenting it numerous times in this interview. He seems to be in such denial that he’s oblivious to the irony of what he’s doing: chiding others for politicizing investigations WHILE APPEARING ON AN AGENDA-DRIVEN SHOW THAT IS POLITICIZING INVESTIGATIONS. The last 15 minutes or so of the interview are as political as it gets, with Comey actually saying in response to some conveniently leading questions that the President is morally unfit for office and calling on Americans to stop him at the ballot box.


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So, whom would Comey rather have in the Oval Office? Hillary? After all, if Trump hadn’t won the White House, that means Hillary would have. I guess that would be just fine with Comey; after all, she didn’t “intend” to break the law over and over while she was at the State Department. Never mind that she couldn’t possibly be naive enough or witless enough to mishandle classified material and destroy massive piles of subpoenaed evidence without meaning to, or that others have been jailed for far less, or that the investigations into Hillary’s various and sundry misdeeds could easily stretch out over the next decade.

And that’s where I’m going with this –- the shocking double standard applied to Hillary Clinton, which is even more obvious as of last Friday. Contained in the portion of Inspector General Horowitz’s report released on that day is a reference to an attempt by the Obama Justice Department to shut down the investigations being carried out in four FBI field offices. Have you heard about this? The story is just too important to be overshadowed this week by Comey’s grotesque TV appearance.

According to the IG report, on August 12, 2016, then-FBI deputy Director McCabe received a phone call from an unnamed Justice Department principal associate deputy attorney general (referred to as PADAG) pressuring him to shut down the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation. We’re talking multiple investigations in four field offices --- New York; Los Angeles; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Washington, DC, all sparked by “suspicious activity” between a foreign donor and the foundation.


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Note that this demand was made by a very high-level person, and in a phone call rather than an official written communication that could be more easily used as evidence.

The call from Justice came a couple of months after then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had that completely innocent private meeting with Bill Clinton to talk about grandchildren when their planes by sheer coincidence were grounded together at the airport in Phoenix. McCabe characterized that call as “acrimonious.” saying he’d never had a conversation of such intense drama before or since.

This call was apparently part of the narrative McCabe wanted leaked to Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal, and he authorized two staff members --- one of which was Lisa Page, of the infamous Strzok/Page texts --- to do the leaking. That’s the case of leaking he misled the IG about; his “lack of candor” got him fired.

So, why on earth would McCabe want to leak a story about bowing to pressure to end the Clinton investigation? It sure doesn't make the FBI sound good. The IG concluded that he had done this to help his own reputation after Barrett reported on the approximately $500,000 donation to McCabe’s wife Jill’s state senate campaign from Clinton “bagman” Terry McAuliffe. McCabe had wanted to show that he wasn’t biased in favor of Hillary. The FBI does not take kindly to leaking information about an investigation for the purpose of making oneself look good.


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And why was this even an issue in the first place? It wouldn’t have been if McCabe had recused himself from the Hillary case in the beginning. Maybe if McCabe and others at the FBI and Justice had heeded their serious conflicts of interest and political biases, those institutions might still have a little credibility left.

Anyway, the big takeaway here, bigger even than James Comey’s enormous ego –- or his stunningly hypocritical interview, which will mercifully fade from memory --- is that the Obama Justice Department really did apply serious pressure to the FBI to get the Hillary investigation dropped. It’s as we thought: the fix was in.

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  • Diane Rowlands

    05/02/2018 11:03 AM

    i'm glad he was fired. Sounds like all he wants is to get back at Trump. He is a leaker for sure.

  • john consier

    04/21/2018 09:54 AM

    Hi Mike, I would like to know how many people actually spent cash money to buy a book that the media said was written by a Top notch Highly recommended leader of the FBI. Who knowingly lies to our face and hides the truth, and then tells us how sad he was about being Fired by President Trump. Well, even that was a lie. We were told that corruption was from only at the top leaders of this fine organization.If the top leaders were corrupt than how can the lower rank & file be credible. They totally lost my trust in the FBI. I will never believe anything they say or do ." I hear what they say, but I see what they do." I'm not the only one that feels this way. Time to disband & replace!..

  • Sigrid Cox

    04/19/2018 01:50 PM

    I laughed out loud at Comey's comment comparing Trump et al to a "mini nostra" -- or small gang-land type family. At first, I actually thought Comey was talking about the DNC's methodology of developing and distributing their talking points. Honestly, this rube is too blind to see the forest for the trees all around him (a/k/a Democrats)! Either that or Donna Brazile slipped him a copy of all the DNC talking points on his interview with George!

  • Jonnie M Taylor

    04/18/2018 01:52 PM

    Comey needs to be held accountable for what he has done. How can he look at himself in the mirror? But that is how the left has been since Trump became president. It is time for the American people to stand up for. our constitution and stand on GOD'S word.

  • Diana Cripps

    04/17/2018 09:06 PM

    So they are saying President Trump is not morally equipped to be president .When I voted for Mr. Trump I knew he was not a saint. When you compare him to Bill Clinton he is. He did things that were morally wrong why he was President, then lied to us about them . Trump did things before he ever considered running for the office. So I don't give a flying fig about them. Many presidents have been considered immoral john Kennedy , for one, he also was having affairs in the White House while president. Why the double standard ? This man according to the dems Pres Trump can't do anything they don't have something to say about. I sick to death about it all !

  • Charles M

    04/17/2018 05:52 PM

    Two short comments: Best wishes and prayers for FLOTUS Barbara Bush, one fine lady like we have now in that job.
    My other comment is to complain that my stomach muscles are still sore from puking during that Comey interview - I am more than willing to pay for one size extra tall orange jumpsuit for that traitor.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    04/17/2018 04:12 PM

    Hello Governor
    James Comey should be in jail...........I did not want to watch the dog and pony show because I saw enough on Fox. He along with Mueller, Hillary, Loretta, Holder, Strozk & Page, Rosenstein and Wienstein all need to be wearing new orange jumpsuits for the spring fashion
    season. Mueller is costing me way to much money and wasting it on Stormy! Cohen should sue Mueller using the 4th Amendment
    as pretext. Did we see a warrant for this search or seizure? Bet not! And that init's self is wrong!
    Take care
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • Joan Bates

    04/17/2018 03:55 PM

    Are we still searching for an honest person to investigate Clinton’s, Obama, Soros etc. The longer prosecution is delayed, the more damage this unholy three may do to our country.

  • Arlene V. Klocek

    04/17/2018 11:01 AM

    James Coney is a Big Joke.
    May he get caught big time for his Lying and it bites him in the backside and His confusion confounds him and envelopes him.

  • LORI ANN REGO

    04/17/2018 09:53 AM

    GOV. HUCKABEE I THINK IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE FOR THE BILL TO PASS TO LET 16 YEAR OLDS VOTE. AT THAT AGE THEY ARE LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE. AT 18 THEY WILL GRADUATE, HAVE JOBS, BE GOING TO COLLEGE. I FEEL KEEP IT AT THE AGE IT'S NOW.

  • Michael Egbert

    04/17/2018 07:32 AM

    ...and the media is treating Comey as though he was an emissary from God...why is that you suppose?

  • Richard Singletary

    04/17/2018 07:31 AM

    putting up a statue of marion barry is like putting up a statue of hitler why did the not have hillary clinton as the statue another hitler supporter will usa wait till mrs Clinton dies to put up a statue with her right arm raised in honor of hitler same as north korea. the seek heil salute

  • Amelia Little

    04/17/2018 02:17 AM

    I didn't watch the interview, except some of the snippets shown on shows I do watch. What caught my ear was, that George guy was so soft-spoke, so sympathetic sounding, it was almost like listening to a child therapist talking to a small child. That may just be this guy's normal interviewing voice, but he didn't sound like he was wanting to ask any questions to upset the interviewee. And, Comey's expression--sure, wanting us to think he was wanting to say things just right, a little wrinkle of the forehead as he was contemplating (cough cough) each question. Such a sincere, upstanding guy---NOT!!!!

  • barbara stewart

    04/17/2018 01:43 AM

    You and OAN network are the only places I trust news. Can you tell me to where I can understand why the Republicans will not stand behind Trump. The people voted for him because we were tired of politicians who were only looking for the next election. Why is so much money being spent on middle school bickering instead of things the country needs? Explain why the party will not work together because I just cannot understand.

  • Beth Bezner Moore

    04/16/2018 09:47 PM

    What little I could stand to watch, I say; I OBJECT !! Council (George) you are leading the witness (James).

  • Michael R Brannick

    04/16/2018 09:41 PM

    Why isn't DOJ indicting Clinton for her obvious crimes? If anyone else had committed the crimes she has they would be buried for life in solitary confinement in the highest security prison in the land, with no chance of parole. And she's wandering through the woods or on a book tour, tripping down the stairs in India. I spent 20 years in SAC flying B-52s with access to Top Secret material on a daily basis. I know the harm that material could cause if it gets in the wrong hands. Her emails could be on a computer in the Kremlin right now. LOCK HER UP!

  • Jimmie L Stevenson

    04/16/2018 07:08 PM

    The main stream media has no credibility, the only reason I occasionally watch a network channel is to get pretty good weather forecasting.

  • Judy Farrow

    04/16/2018 07:03 PM

    Thank you for shedding light from “ the other side” about the Comey interview. I watched parts of it and was dismayed by it. In America today, the average citizen doesn’t know who to believe. I believe you, Mr. Huckabee, because I believe you tell the truth. That is so rare these days!

  • David Mokry

    04/16/2018 06:16 PM

    How Do You-"Condense" an "Elephant" to fit in a jar? Meaning the Problems in this country exceed not just political rivalry but the very "Fabric" of What Americans should be "concentrating" on- an United Country.. People Like Comey-- Head of "Government" Agencies--that are supposed to be "Blind" to Politics-- have Forced "Their" Own Agenda--above The Will and Vote of The People... America is No Longer--"We The People.." but Rather Subjects under the Slighted & Misguided ( and I note: Not Vote For) Leadership of these Agencies... We "Fear" Russians or Chinese-etc... But Some of This Country's "Worse Enemy's"--or as The FBI Labels--"America's Most Wanted"--should have the Mug Shots of these Gov't Agency Leaders (& staff members) bent on "Ruling" this Country--in a Twisted Manner--that makes Democracy a Joke.... The Medias are No Friends to America--either they "Twist" Truth and Hide Truth when it doesn't Fit Their Agenda... I See That D. Trump Has Been "Ambushed" from ALL Directions---Since One "Outside The Washington Mafia"--is Getting Things Done that Nobody Else--even tried To Do-- PRAY for America & Our President ..Thank You !!!! DMokry

  • John R. Piper

    04/16/2018 05:58 PM

    I still can't understand why it is taking so long to indict Hillary for, at least, lying under oath, having that illegal server, and obviously taking a whole bunch of bribe monies. And the same for Obama. Serving in the federal government at or near the very top, is not supposed to be a get-rich scheme!

  • Cathy Wentz

    04/16/2018 05:34 PM

    Comey is definitely NOT the representation of moral authority, and he has a lot of nerve making the statement that Trump is morally unfit to be president when Hillary is far from a paragon of virtue, especially if you consider all the lies she has told since the election about why she lost. She keeps making ridiculous statements like how women like me didn't vote for her because we were influenced by husbands, sons, and bosses when she doesn't know any of us, or anything about our lives and faith for that matter.

  • Judith Walters

    04/16/2018 05:27 PM

    Mike I read your email every day and love your tv program. My family live in Lebanon Tn and serve Wilson County Salvation Army. Someday I want to visit your program. I live in Hammock Dunes Florida and Newburyport, Ma in the summer. My son wrote a song called Morale Fibre years ago which reminds me of Comey. You can listen to it on Lexa or just look up Duncan Walters songs or NORTHERN RAIN. You might like him on your program sometime or my 2 grandaughters in Nashville who sing and write gospel songs. Three CD's were KUMI BLACK AND WHITE and TALITHA AND ACACIA

  • stephen schwam

    04/16/2018 05:24 PM

    Mike, how can a simple minded , conservative dentist add to your splendid analysis of the "Comey" syndrome.... He reminds me of my kids when they were young.... Me me me me me me me me me , it not fair , why why why , me me me me me me me me emmmmm me myself and I........ OK this prose above is why I became a Dentist.. God Bless Isaiah, 53 .. was the verse that someone shared to this Jew boy one late night .. converted on the spot , just thought you would like to know how much God is in Control.....God Bless...

  • Dana L Lind

    04/16/2018 05:23 PM

    Not a surprise considering who was in charge of both, First was "fast and furious" Holder who thinks Obama walks on water then there was
    " it was an innocent\accidental meeting on the tarmac" Lynch. Neither one is an example of moral rectitude.

  • Nancy Patterson

    04/16/2018 05:23 PM

    We all need to work Hard to keep the Dems out of congress and the White house!! You get people like dishonest Comey, Clinton, Pelosi and others who have No Idea how to speak the truth on Any Subject. They think we're all as ignorant as they sound when they try to sound intelligent! Thanks Mike for truth!!

  • JANET K TURNER

    04/16/2018 05:21 PM

    The liberal left and its deep state organization have revealed the thinly disguised satanic underpinnings. They no longer make a distinction between truth and lies. On some Qanon posts and conservative truth YouTube channels there have been horrifying reports about sex trafficking and the worst sorts of perversion committed on Epstein Island by liberal political and hollywood elites. The pop Star Katy Perry was interviewed by a French radio station and the subject was largely that of eating human flesh which has been trending in Los Angeles. Website cannibalclub.org

    Additionally I have heard that Canada as well as the US Supreme Court under Obama was considering legalizing bestiality but not including penetration.

    Truly disgusting satanic practices.

  • Paul T. Kern

    04/16/2018 04:57 PM

    It is interesting that the earlier investigations into Hillary and Obama's interference and giveaways of cash have disappeared from the public eye while the "haters" are still after Trump. I don't always agree with his actions but he is a businessman. We have too many "fat" politicians living off the federal dole and producing more hot air.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    04/16/2018 04:47 PM

    It appears to me he is trying to blame, President Trump for everything. It sounds like he has practiced what he was going to say. And I thing he has been paid to say the disrespectful things that were said. President Trump has been the best President we have ever had. And previous office holders can't stand it.

  • Maryjane grimaldi

    04/16/2018 04:37 PM

    If these people ever realize the average American IQ, they may begin to show some self respect and a sense of shame about their lies and hatred.

  • Sandy Sullins

    04/16/2018 03:50 PM

    The Puppet Master (Hillary) is still at work as was noted in the Comey interview. Comey still casts a dark shadow on the FBI as some of his understudies carry on his licentious conduct and disregard for moral standards. Had Hillary faced the same standards that others have endured, she would already be behind prison cell doors. Worse than that, the American public has stood silently over this mishandling and coverup of these deeds of the dark side.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    04/16/2018 03:47 PM

    Governor,
    The item on Comey is great, you have such a great way with words..........but as I keep saying he needs to be in jail with Mueller,
    Holder, Lynch, Debbie, Hillary, Strozk, and McCabe.........such a conglomeration of dirt bags. American is being taken down
    by the Deep State and Lefties! It has to stop............our rights are being taken almost daily, if it isn't Religion it's gun rights, or
    being PC, I want to go back.........way back before it all happened.
    Hugs
    Carmen

  • Judy Corman

    04/16/2018 03:43 PM

    He AND George S. are disgusting human beings.

  • Sue Stone

    04/16/2018 03:39 PM

    Apparently, the father of all lies has taken up residence in Washington, D.C. and is being welcomed warmly and made to feel at home by many/most of its inhabitants. “Truth” and “Justice” were evicted. Lies (lack of candor) are the daily bread of those who swear to Almighty God to protect and defend us against enemies foreign and domestic. I am saddened to tears that we who love our Nation and believed in “truth, Justice and the American way” know it doesn’t exist- not now. But the GOD of all Love is also the GOD of all Justice and HE is watching.

  • Hugh Thomas

    04/16/2018 03:32 PM

    Thanks for your stand. What is going to take for people to stand up on both sides to stand up?

  • Carol Russell

    04/16/2018 03:30 PM

    The politics of our country have become a shameful joke! What a sad state of affairs.

  • Robert E Walton Sr

    04/16/2018 03:26 PM

    Comey is an elitist who is guilty of treason, obstruction of justice and other high crimes and misdemeanors. He should be in jail awaiting trial with his co- criminals in the Department of in-justice preparing to spend the next 30 years in prison.

  • roger codger

    04/16/2018 03:15 PM

    hee,haw, com........,com,,,,,,,....hee,I CANT GO ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Richard E Johns

    04/16/2018 03:12 PM

    You need totally unbiased people in top leadership, especially in the FBI. Comey is another reason no one trusts anyone in Washington!

  • Jean Linder

    04/16/2018 03:10 PM

    Does Comey think that Hillary Clinton (Mrs. Bill Clinton!) is more morally qualified to lead the country than Trump?

  • Jean Linder

    04/16/2018 03:07 PM

    The way I heard the Comey interview, Comey repeatedly voiced his feelings and fears, without any supporting facts. He "felt like" Trump acted like a Mafia boss. He feared Trump's possible behavior, etc. Where was there any evidence to support his fears and feelings?

  • Dennis Killeen

    04/16/2018 03:05 PM

    The Comey limelight would disappear in record time if President Trump would not flame the fires. I know the story needs to get out, but let surrogates do it from this point. That is why a Special Counsel is needed to investigate HRC and Mueller (mentioned in another post). Comey needs to be brought before congress again and pinned down about his previous lying and throw the book at him. Need to this soon before Gowdy leaves.

  • Sheila Conner

    04/16/2018 03:05 PM

    Obviously this was well rehearsed! Comey is a democrat, as is his wife, and a Hillary supporter. So, not surprising that he protects her. So much for bipartisan position in the FBI. We're glad Trump fired him!

  • Sandy Sullins

    04/16/2018 03:03 PM

    The more they bang the President , the more the American people will support him. Just my observation

  • Anne Jackson

    04/16/2018 02:53 PM

    Well stated Mike. So glad to have someone who will stand up for truth, justice, and the American way! The problem is that many will believe his lies, So sad when we finally have a President who is actually working for the American people and when so many important pproblems in the world need to be dealt with that he has to deal with such clap trap.
    BTW- that daughter of yours is amazing!
    Anne Jackson-WI

  • Pauline Lange

    04/16/2018 02:52 PM

    This is actually a comment on the voting age lowering. I would increase that age not lower it. I would also require that they take a course in constitutional law. Once they are out in the "real" world they can see things as they really are and not from the brainwashed perspective given to them by many college professors and liberal media. Mrs. Lange

  • Jack Willis

    04/16/2018 02:43 PM

    I might be wrong but I thought that a recently retired member of any organization of the U.S. Gov. such as Mr. Comey had to have permission to have something like this published. Who authorized it and why does he say he is a private citizen. If he is a private citizen, tell him to give back his pension. I'm sure he's getting a very generous one.

  • Sandy Sullins

    04/16/2018 02:26 PM

    I didn't watch this as I don't watch any news shows or stories on the All About Clinton aka ABC network. I don't trust Comey as he has been so dishonest on all counts so why would I listen to more of his self righteous rambling.

  • Susan Dyar

    04/16/2018 02:00 PM

    We knew the fix was in when Comey gave that infamous press conference on July 5, 2016 and concluded there wasn’t enough evidence for an HRC prosecution. Trey Gowdy sealed it with his questioning of Comey on 7/7/16 in the committee hearing.
    As Gowdy told Chris Wallace yesterday on another matter, only the dim witted people didn’t catch on.