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AOC Ethics controversy

Here’s the latest ethical brouhaha that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is embroiled in. While her staff is trying to brush it off as a simple misunderstanding, you can rest assured that had anyone named Trump done the same thing, they’d be saying the potential $50,000 fine and five years in jail isn’t nearly enough.

https://www.westernjournal.com/aoc-embroiled-congressional-ethics-controversy-marital-status-5-year-prison-sentence-broached/


Must-Read:

Milt Harris at PJ Media on “The Bluster and Demise of Sanctuary Cities,” or what happens when empty virtue-signaling collides head-on with reality.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/miltharris/2023/09/12/the-bluster-and-demise-of-sanctuary-cities-n1726403


Brace yourself:

Warner Music has just signed an AI-generated pop singer who put out a video with a voice created by AI and images created by CGI.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/michaelcantrell/2023/09/13/and-so-it-begins-warner-music-just-signed-an-ai-generated-pop-star-to-a-record-deal-n1726795

The really scary part: I dare you to detect any difference between this recording and what’s been released by allegedly real pop stars over at least the past five years.


Republicans cleared of wrongdoing

Polls show that many Americans believe former President Trump must be guilty of some crimes. After all, there are so many indictments of him. Never mind that you can indict a ham sandwich, and the partisan indictments being thrown at him are so insubstantial that they’re more like vegan ham salad.

Well, as a reminder of the fact that partisan accusations don’t necessarily mean that someone actually did anything wrong, here are two news stories that hit on the same day:

After the DOJ finally dropped a groundless, three-year investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz on alleged sex trafficking charges, the FEC has thrown out a complaint against him alleging campaign finance violations. It was filed by his Republican rival Cris Dosev. Gaetz said the claim was baseless, adding, "Cris Dosev has lost every FEC complaint he has filed as a gadfly — and every election he has run in as a candidate, including two to me. Here's hoping he finds less expensive, more productive hobbies for himself going forward."

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fec-matt-gaetz-extortion/2023/09/13/id/1134387/

Also, it was revealed that in August, the FEC cleared Sen. Ted Cruz of an accusation by a leftwing activist group that he personally benefited from using campaign funds for Facebook ads promoting his book “One Vote Away.” Turns out all the proceeds from the book went to charity and Cruz didn’t benefit from it at all.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/13/fec-exonerate-ted-cruz-activists-accused-ethics-laws/

Now, let’s see how many media outlets that breathlessly covered the allegations against Gaetz and Cruz will give the same attention to the fact that they were both completely cleared.


Awful story

This story is so distasteful, I don’t want to spend too much time on it. But surely by now, you’ve heard of Susanna Gibson, a Democrat running for the Virginia legislature. It was revealed that she had a side business making sex videos with her husband and posting them on an X-rated website, where she solicited tips in exchange for various unmentionable acts (which, incidentally, violated the site’s terms of service.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/dem-family-values-candidate-mom-2-sex-online-tips-asked-5000-followers-money/

This sort of thing, if it had ever happened at all in the past, would’ve spelled the end of anyone’s political career. But we live in post-morality 2023, so Gibson immediately began posturing as an outraged victim and voice for women’s rights. She accused Republicans of “leaking” the tapes (there’s no evidence of that, and her opponent said he only heard of this when it hit the news), and claims now that her privacy was violated and she’s a victim of revenge porn and a sex crime, a claim that she’s using to fire up support and donations from easily-deluded Democrat voters. She even wants law enforcement to prosecute whoever “leaked” the videos.

Sorry, but "revenge porn" is when someone releases private images without the other person's permission. When you voluntarily produce sex videos and post them on an Internet porn site for money, I think you lose the moral high ground to claim your privacy was violated if anyone sees them. Knowing that a Congressional candidate is also a porn star seems to be the very definition of a topic that’s in the public interest. The fact that we’re even talking about this is incredible, and the fact that she’s making these ludicrous arguments and some people are actually taking them seriously and sending her money (I don’t even want to think about what they expect in return) shows we are “through the Looking Glass, people.”

FYI, if you really want to know the details of what the candidate was doing online, this article describes them without showing them. I’ll warn you, it’s not for the easily offended or the squeamish, and no, I will not recap it here.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2023/09/13/virginia-democrat-candidate-chaturbate-n2628298


Romney out

Mitt Romney announced that he will not run for a second Senate term, proving that he can read the writing on the wall all the way back in Utah. In his announcement, he bashed both Trump and Biden for various things, like not doing enough about the climate. But he will still be in office through January 2025.

The good news for Republicans: they have an excellent chance to pick up that seat in 2024!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-announces-he-wont-seek-re-election-in-2024-bashes-trump-and-biden


DACA is struck down by a federal judge again

For the second time, a federal judge has struck down President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program as unconstitutional. Biden had hoped to keep it alive by making it a “regulation” instead of an executive order, but the judge ruled that there was no difference between the two, and creating such a program was the job of the legislature.

https://www.westernjournal.com/obama-dreamers-program-declared-illegal-federal-judge/

This shouldn’t be a surprise since even Obama himself repeatedly told us he had no constitutional authority to rewrite US immigration law with an executive order. And then he went ahead and did it anyway. Now, it’s twice been ruled unconstitutional…and yet, it’s still here. In fact, this latest ruling specifically does not order the government to take any action such as deportation against DACA recipients. It leaves in place the current situation in which DACA remains in force, but it can’t accept any new recipients. It proves that Ronald Reagan was right: there's nothing more permanent than a temporary government program.

Personally, I’m not unsympathetic to the idea behind DACA. I’ve long thought that it was cruel and counterproductive to force young people who were brought to the US as small children and only know our language and culture to return to a country that’s totally alien to them, especially just as they’re starting to pay income taxes to repay all the public schooling we had to provide for them. I think there should be some accommodation for that small subset of illegal immigrants who had no say over their entry and grew up as Americans.

That said, any accommodation should be written and passed by Congress, not dictated by an illegal executive order. And I certainly condemn the judicial precedent of declaring a government program to be clearly unconstitutional and then letting it continue anyway. If that’s okay, then why do we even have federal courts? Just to host groundless Trump trials?

 


THIS…Is CNN:

I told you about the Biden White House sending a letter to its lapdog media outlets, instructing them to attack Republicans for launching an impeachment inquiry and to push the narrative that there’s no evidence Joe Biden did anything wrong. As Athena Thorne at PJ Media reports, CNN surprisingly committed an actual act of journalism by reporting on this outrageous attempt to coerce the media into promoting self-serving, partisan political propaganda.

Except being CNN, they could only manage to act like journalists for two paragraphs. By the third paragraph, they started repeating the exact same propaganda points that the White House told them to say.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2023/09/13/ayfkm-cnn-breaks-story-about-secret-white-house-media-directive-to-bash-impeachment-to-bash-impeachment-n1726657

Well, baby steps. Maybe by the time the impeachment inquiry ends, they’ll have worked up enough integrity to report on it. I wouldn’t bet the farm on that, though.


Here’s how you can tell the Democrat establishment is panicking at the idea of having to “Weekend At Bernie’s” Joe Biden through another presidential campaign and four more years in office:

Several liberal columnists at regime mouthpiece outlets are suddenly opining that he shouldn’t run again.

Even Washington Post writer David Ignatius, said to be Biden’s favorite columnist, wrote an op-ed urging him not to run and to replace Kamala Harris, whose approval ratings are an even worse dumpster fire than Biden’s.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-columnists-urge-biden-dump-harris-pick-new-2024-running-mate-better-options-available

And if there’s any question that this push is coming from the Deep State, which is terrified of Trump getting back into power and exposing and reversing their power grab, journalist Glenn Greenwald told Jesse Watters on Fox News, “There is no member of the media more loyal to the CIA and its narratives than he. Pretty much if David Ignatius' mouth is moving, it means the CIA is talking. That's been his entire career.” His conclusion: the CIA thinks Joe has outlived his usefulness and has to go before he takes the whole corrupt, power-mad enterprise down with him.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/09/13/greenwald_david_ignatius_is_very_loyal_to_the_cia_this_is_last_opportunity_for_them_to_get_rid_of_biden.html

For me, the most revealing part of Ignatius’ article was his admission that Biden risks "undoing his greatest achievement – which was stopping Trump." I would argue that it’s his only achievement, but it’s nice to finally see a leftist admitting that for all their high-flown applesauce about their great plans and visions, the only thing they really cared about was getting rid of Trump and putting themselves back in power.


Biden impeachment inquiry update

If anyone suggests to you that Republicans just want to impeach Biden to “get back” at Democrats for impeaching Trump, that person is demonstrating a deep ignorance of the legal process.

What Speaker McCarthy is talking about is an impeachment INQUIRY, which might or might not lead to an impeachment.  This, as Michael Goodwin at the NEW YORK POST explains, “is the only way the American public will ever get the full truth about the President’s role in his family’s corrupt schemes.”  Goodwin’s column is a great refresher on what we know and are looking for --- and a warning about how vicious the attacks from the Washington press corps will be as we fly over the target. 

https://nypost.com/2023/09/12/time-to-stop-joe-bidens-power-play-to-protect-himself-and-his-family/

Jonathan Tobin, senior contributor to THE FEDERALIST, has a good piece about the reasons for the inquiry, acknowledging that Republicans are very, very angry at Democrats for what they did to Trump, and that revenge is certainly a factor, but making the point that “without an inquiry, hearings, and then an impeachment debate and trial, there’s simply no way to break through the liberal corporate media’s refusal to substantially cover the issue of Biden family corruption.”  And since federal prosecutors seem “suspiciously incurious” about Joe Biden’s role, “House Republicans aren’t wrong to think that the only way we’ll get anywhere close to the bottom of this is by launching an impeachment inquiry.”

Tobin’s piece appeared in NEWSWEEK, of all places.

https://www.newsweek.com/dont-believe-dems-case-impeaching-biden-about-corruption-not-gop-revenge-opinion-1826543

Biden himself doesn’t seem to get it.  He said the Republicans want to impeach him “so they can shut down the government.”  Huh?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12516131/Biden-FINALLY-addresses-impeachment-republicans-shutdown-marjorie-taylor-greene.html

The latest example of Democrat spin is in response to a transcribed-and-leaked interview with FBI Agent Thomas Sobocinski, conducted behind closed doors by the House Judiciary Committee last week.  This agent strikes us as someone who wasn’t nearly as clued in on the investigation as the two IRS whistleblowers in the office (especially lead investigator Gary Shapley, who had documented the whole thing in notes).  When Sobocinski said it wasn’t his understanding that U.S. Attorney David Weiss lacked charging authority, the Dems (especially Rep. Jerry Nadler) played that up.  But when Sobocinski agreed with the whistleblowers that Weiss had dragged his feet in charging Hunter, they did not.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/13/dems-already-desperately-spinning-but-new-info-from-fbi-agent-adds-fuel-to-fire-hunter-probe-slow-walked-n2163755

Here’s the NEW YORK POST’s report on the Sobocinski interview, refreshingly spin-free...

https://nypost.com/2023/09/13/fbi-official-cant-recall-refuses-to-answer-questions-over-hunter-biden-whistleblower-cover-up-claims/

And here’s an analysis from THE BLAZE.  They point to something very interesting:  that Sobocinski was accompanied by lawyers from both the FBI and DOJ, and they were there to represent not him but the government.  It was reportedly after one of these lawyers spoke to him off the record that he started hedging on whether Weiss had full charging authority against Hunter.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/media-spin-thomas-sobocinski-testimony

The Heritage Foundation has looked at the DOJ’s investigation into Hunter’s ties with Patrick Ho and CEFC and released a detailed memo finding “significant irregularities,” including that “DOJ was aware of connections between the Biden family and CEFC at least as early as 2017 and that they acted to conceal this information (from) the public.”  The DOJ even redacted mentions of the Biden name in the evidence presented at Ho’s 2018 trial.

This memo even provides a handy list of questions for Congress to ask during the impeachment inquiry.  Mighty thoughtful.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/13/watchdog-memo-irregularities-in-doj-investigation-of-f-ing-spy-chief-china-biden-associate-patrick-ho/

Finally, here’s something fun from the laptop emails.  In 2010, Hunter Biden complained that Obama had plagiarized one of his father’s speeches.  We may never learn who his father plagiarized it from...

https://nypost.com/2023/09/13/fbi-official-cant-recall-refuses-to-answer-questions-over-hunter-biden-whistleblower-cover-up-claims/


New Georgia law might stop out-of-control prosecutor

A few days ago, we asked the musical question, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fani Willis?”

Willis is the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney who, along with her “Trump” special grand jury, has gone completely out of control in citing and indicting Trump and his supporters.  Just one example:  an alternate slate of Georgia electors, the creation of which is absolutely constitutional and has legal precedent, now faces the possibility of decades in prison for simply doing their duty in case a razor-thin vote count were flipped.  The TDS-infected grand jury presented Willis with a list of 39 individuals whom they recommended for indictment, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham.  Willis at least knew well enough to pare that list down to half.

Here’s what Sen. Graham had to say about it on Tuesday’s HANNITY (after brief lead-in from Sean Hannity).  Very powerful.  The system is “truly off the rails,” he said, if officials aren’t even allowed to do their jobs without being dragged before a grand jury.  The left wants to use the law to intimidate anyone from asking questions.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6337051559112

This is an abuse of the legal system that, short of the treatment of January 6 political prisoners, is about the most serious we’ve ever seen.

So, what needs to happen now?  Author and persuasion expert Scott Adams wondered aloud if it’s time to arrest her.  Others say impeachment by the Georgia legislature is the way to go.  Still others are looking at new, existing state legislation, described by A. R. Hoffman in the NEW YORK SUN as “an avant garde law that grants power to remove prosecutors to lawmakers rather than to voters or governors.”

The NY SUN is subscription-only, but we’ll summarize the piece for you…

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has said he does not want an impeachment for Willis.  He made it clear at a press conference that he considered her impeachment to be “political theater that only inflames the emotions of the moment.”  To that we would say that if Gov.  Kemp doesn’t want to see emotions inflamed, he’d better do whatever is necessary to stop Willis’s own political theatre.  That’s already inflaming plenty of emotions.

Kemp added that having a special session for the purpose of removing Willis “would ignore existing Georgia law and directly interfere with the proceedings fo a separate but equal branch of government.”

He said the bottom line in his state is that, “as long as I’m governor, we’re going to follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps or harms politically.”  Never mind that impeachment is in the Constitution and that any prosecutor on the left or right who went this far off the rails should be subject to it.

But in May, at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Gov. Kemp did sign into law S.B. 92, which creates an eight-member “Prosecuting Attorneys Oversight Commission” with the power to “discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of appointed or elected district attorneys or solicitors-general.”  Grounds for removal include “willful misconduct in office” and “willful and persistent failure to carry out statutory duties.”

They also include “conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.”  Ding-ding-ding!  That’s the one.

This is for egregious conduct.  Anyone disqualified under this law is forbidden from being appointed or elected to a similar office in Georgia for 10 years.

So, who gets to make this call?  The committee members are all appointed by the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, all of whom are currently Republicans.  But the three members they’ve appointed so far are all district attorneys, so they might be likely to side with the independence of another DA.

In fact, the district attorney of De Kalb County, Sherry Boston, took it as a slap in the face.  She called it “an assault on prosecutorial discretion and independence,” and a “direct attack on the nature of our democratic process.”  And four DAs have filed a lawsuit --- in Fulton County --- alleging that S. B. 92 is unconstitutional.  They say it violates the separation of powers and also the First Amendment, by “punishing prosecutors for articulating their prosecutorial philosophies.”  They also say it grants “vague and broad authority” to the commission.  Plus, it violates due process, they say, by “failing to give fair notice of conduct that is forbidden or required” before the state can deprive someone of elective office.

What constitute “fair notice”?  It would be nice to think any prosecutor would be able to recognize a blatant abuse of power on her part and not have to be given a tutorial on the definition of “crime,” but this one apparently needs to be told.  And the commission is only now being chosen.

According to the NY SUN, their case is being handled by Public Legal, a nonprofit whose legal director, Joshua Rosenthal, calls the law “an anti-democratic and unconstitutional intrusion into core powers of local prosecutors” that “must be halted.”  

So, to call the new law controversial would not be overstating it.  But Fani Willis is one particular local prosecutor who has clearly gone on a huge “core power” trip that really must be halted.  She’s charging a long list of people criminally with actions that are NOT CRIMES.  Ironically, it seems this law was passed not in response to an overzealous DA like Willis but to deal with just the opposite situation --- prosecutors failing to enforce laws.

RELATED:  In case you don’t quite get the level of Trump-hate that is powering prosecutions like Fani Willis’s in Georgia, check out Sirius XM radio host and MSNBC columnist Dean Obeidallah, who insisted on Friday that Trump “must die in prison” to set an example for the public and protect democracy.  Because Trump, as we all know courtesy of MSNBC, attempted a coup.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump-2024-primary-prison/2023/09/11/id/1134066/?ns_mail_uid=f9499f75-6002-4e3d-a92a-60873ae4921d

Likewise, Julie Kelly’s new column deals with what she calls the “bloodlust of the left” as still more J6 arrests are made.  She focuses on “Jord” Meacham, the young man who recently killed himself, the fourth known suicide of a January 6 defendant.  He took his life just hours after his arraignment was scheduled.  Some on social media coldly mocked him; others blamed Trump for his death.

Now, this is going to make you mad, but it’s important to know the state of derangement with which we’re dealing.  As Kelly writes, “...the sad, alarming truth is that millions of our countrymen will shed no tears for Jord and his family.  They won’t consider the ramifications of branding Americans with whom they disagree politically as ‘terrorists.’  They don’t care that this soulless ruling class is rapidly tearing away the boundaries of the law, the Constitution, fairness and human decency.”

And our ‘Justice’ Department marches on --- “undeterred, unfinished, and unrepentant.”


https://www.declassified.live/p/bloodlust


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A few days ago, we asked the musical question, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fani Willis?”

Willis is the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney who, along with her “Trump” special grand jury, has gone completely out of control in citing and indicting Trump and his supporters.  Just one example:  an alternate slate of Georgia electors, the creation of which is absolutely constitutional and has legal precedent, now faces the possibility of decades in prison for simply doing their duty in case a razor-thin vote count were flipped.  The TDS-infected grand jury presented Willis with a list of 39 individuals whom they recommended for indictment, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham.  Willis at least knew well enough to pare that list down to half.

Here’s what Sen. Graham had to say about it on Tuesday’s HANNITY (after brief lead-in from Sean Hannity).  Very powerful.  The system is “truly off the rails,” he said, if officials aren’t even allowed to do their jobs without being dragged before a grand jury.  The left wants to use the law to intimidate anyone from asking questions.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6337051559112

This is an abuse of the legal system that, short of the treatment of January 6 political prisoners, is about the most serious we’ve ever seen.

So, what needs to happen now?  Author and persuasion expert Scott Adams wondered aloud if it’s time to arrest her.  Others say impeachment by the Georgia legislature is the way to go.  Still others are looking at new, existing state legislation, described by A. R. Hoffman in the NEW YORK SUN as “an avant garde law that grants power to remove prosecutors to lawmakers rather than to voters or governors.”

The NY SUN is subscription-only, but we’ll summarize the piece for you…

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has said he does not want an impeachment for Willis.  He made it clear at a press conference that he considered her impeachment to be “political theater that only inflames the emotions of the moment.”  To that we would say that if Gov.  Kemp doesn’t want to see emotions inflamed, he’d better do whatever is necessary to stop Willis’s own political theatre.  That’s already inflaming plenty of emotions.

Kemp added that having a special session for the purpose of removing Willis “would ignore existing Georgia law and directly interfere with the proceedings fo a separate but equal branch of government.”

He said the bottom line in his state is that, “as long as I’m governor, we’re going to follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps or harms politically.”  Never mind that impeachment is in the Constitution and that any prosecutor on the left or right who went this far off the rails should be subject to it.

But in May, at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Gov. Kemp did sign into law S.B. 92, which creates an eight-member “Prosecuting Attorneys Oversight Commission” with the power to “discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of appointed or elected district attorneys or solicitors-general.”  Grounds for removal include “willful misconduct in office” and “willful and persistent failure to carry out statutory duties.”

They also include “conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.”  Ding-ding-ding!  That’s the one.

This is for egregious conduct.  Anyone disqualified under this law is forbidden from being appointed or elected to a similar office in Georgia for 10 years.

So, who gets to make this call?  The committee members are all appointed by the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, all of whom are currently Republicans.  But the three members they’ve appointed so far are all district attorneys, so they might be likely to side with the independence of another DA.

In fact, the district attorney of De Kalb County, Sherry Boston, took it as a slap in the face.  She called it “an assault on prosecutorial discretion and independence,” and a “direct attack on the nature of our democratic process.”  And four DAs have filed a lawsuit --- in Fulton County --- alleging that S. B. 92 is unconstitutional.  They say it violates the separation of powers and also the First Amendment, by “punishing prosecutors for articulating their prosecutorial philosophies.”  They also say it grants “vague and broad authority” to the commission.  Plus, it violates due process, they say, by “failing to give fair notice of conduct that is forbidden or required” before the state can deprive someone of elective office.

What constitute “fair notice”?  It would be nice to think any prosecutor would be able to recognize a blatant abuse of power on her part and not have to be given a tutorial on the definition of “crime,” but this one apparently needs to be told.  And the commission is only now being chosen.

According to the NY SUN, their case is being handled by Public Legal, a nonprofit whose legal director, Joshua Rosenthal, calls the law “an anti-democratic and unconstitutional intrusion into core powers of local prosecutors” that “must be halted.”  

So, to call the new law controversial would not be overstating it.  But Fani Willis is one particular local prosecutor who has clearly gone on a huge “core power” trip that really must be halted.  She’s charging a long list of people criminally with actions that are NOT CRIMES.  Ironically, it seems this law was passed not in response to an overzealous DA like Willis but to deal with just the opposite situation --- prosecutors failing to enforce laws.

 

RELATED:  In case you don’t quite get the level of Trump-hate that is powering prosecutions like Fani Willis’s in Georgia, check out Sirius XM radio host and MSNBC columnist Dean Obeidallah, who insisted on Friday that Trump “must die in prison” to set an example for the public and protect democracy.  Because Trump, as we all know courtesy of MSNBC, attempted a coup.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump-2024-primary-prison/2023/09/11/id/1134066/?ns_mail_uid=f9499f75-6002-4e3d-a92a-60873ae4921d

Likewise, Julie Kelly’s new column deals with what she calls the “bloodlust of the left” as still more J6 arrests are made.  She focuses on “Jord” Meacham, the young man who recently killed himself, the fourth known suicide of a January 6 defendant.  He took his life just hours after his arraignment was scheduled.  Some on social media coldly mocked him; others blamed Trump for his death.

Now, this is going to make you mad, but it’s important to know the state of derangement with which we’re dealing.  As Kelly writes, “...the sad, alarming truth is that millions of our countrymen will shed no tears for Jord and his family.  They won’t consider the ramifications of branding Americans with whom they disagree politically as ‘terrorists.’  They don’t care that this soulless ruling class is rapidly tearing away the boundaries of the law, the Constitution, fairness and human decency.”

And our ‘Justice’ Department marches on --- “undeterred, unfinished, and unrepentant.”

https://www.declassified.live/p/bloodlust

 

If anyone suggests to you that Republicans just want to impeach Biden to “get back” at Democrats for impeaching Trump, that person is demonstrating a deep ignorance of the legal process.

What Speaker McCarthy is talking about is an impeachment INQUIRY, which might or might not lead to an impeachment.  This, as Michael Goodwin at the NEW YORK POST explains, “is the only way the American public will ever get the full truth about the President’s role in his family’s corrupt schemes.”  Goodwin’s column is a great refresher on what we know and are looking for --- and a warning about how vicious the attacks from the Washington press corps will be as we fly over the target. 

https://nypost.com/2023/09/12/time-to-stop-joe-bidens-power-play-to-protect-himself-and-his-family/

Jonathan Tobin, senior contributor to THE FEDERALIST, has a good piece about the reasons for the inquiry, acknowledging that Republicans are very, very angry at Democrats for what they did to Trump, and that revenge is certainly a factor, but making the point that “without an inquiry, hearings, and then an impeachment debate and trial, there’s simply no way to break through the liberal corporate media’s refusal to substantially cover the issue of Biden family corruption.”  And since federal prosecutors seem “suspiciously incurious” about Joe Biden’s role, “House Republicans aren’t wrong to think that the only way we’ll get anywhere close to the bottom of this is by launching an impeachment inquiry.”

Tobin’s piece appeared in NEWSWEEK, of all places.

https://www.newsweek.com/dont-believe-dems-case-impeaching-biden-about-corruption-not-gop-revenge-opinion-1826543

Biden himself doesn’t seem to get it.  He said the Republicans want to impeach him “so they can shut down the government.”  Huh?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12516131/Biden-FINALLY-addresses-impeachment-republicans-shutdown-marjorie-taylor-greene.html

The latest example of Democrat spin is in response to a transcribed-and-leaked interview with FBI Agent Thomas Sobocinski, conducted behind closed doors by the House Judiciary Committee last week.  This agent strikes us as someone who wasn’t nearly as clued in on the investigation as the two IRS whistleblowers in the office (especially lead investigator Gary Shapley, who had documented the whole thing in notes).  When Sobocinski said it wasn’t his understanding that U.S. Attorney David Weiss lacked charging authority, the Dems (especially Rep. Jerry Nadler) played that up.  But when Sobocinski agreed with the whistleblowers that Weiss had dragged his feet in charging Hunter, they did not.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/13/dems-already-desperately-spinning-but-new-info-from-fbi-agent-adds-fuel-to-fire-hunter-probe-slow-walked-n2163755

Here’s the NEW YORK POST’s report on the Sobocinski interview, refreshingly spin-free...

https://nypost.com/2023/09/13/fbi-official-cant-recall-refuses-to-answer-questions-over-hunter-biden-whistleblower-cover-up-claims/

And here’s an analysis from THE BLAZE.  They point to something very interesting:  that Sobocinski was accompanied by lawyers from both the FBI and DOJ, and they were there to represent not him but the government.  It was reportedly after one of these lawyers spoke to him off the record that he started hedging on whether Weiss had full charging authority against Hunter.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/media-spin-thomas-sobocinski-testimony

The Heritage Foundation has looked at the DOJ’s investigation into Hunter’s ties with Patrick Ho and CEFC and released a detailed memo finding “significant irregularities,” including that “DOJ was aware of connections between the Biden family and CEFC at least as early as 2017 and that they acted to conceal this information (from) the public.”  The DOJ even redacted mentions of the Biden name in the evidence presented at Ho’s 2018 trial.

This memo even provides a handy list of questions for Congress to ask during the impeachment inquiry.  Mighty thoughtful.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/13/watchdog-memo-irregularities-in-doj-investigation-of-f-ing-spy-chief-china-biden-associate-patrick-ho/

Finally, here’s something fun from the laptop emails.  In 2010, Hunter Biden complained that Obama had plagiarized one of his father’s speeches.  We may never learn who his father plagiarized it from...

https://nypost.com/2023/09/13/fbi-official-cant-recall-refuses-to-answer-questions-over-hunter-biden-whistleblower-cover-up-claims/

 


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A CIA Whistleblower

A senior-level CIA officer turned whistleblower told House investigators that during the pandemic, the CIA paid six analysts to change their conclusion that COVID-19 originated in a lab and say instead that it jumped from animals to humans.

https://nypost.com/2023/09/12/cia-tried-to-pay-off-analysts-to-bury-covid-lab-leak-findings-whistleblower/

According to the whistleblower, there was a seven-member team of “experienced officers with significant scientific expertise” who analyzed the origins of COVID. Only one believed it came from animals, while the other six wanted to issue a “low confidence” assessment that it was created in a lab. The CIA allegedly gave the other six “a significant monetary incentive to change their position.”

Two House Republican committee chairmen are requesting all documents, communications and pay info related to the CIA’s COVID Discovery Team by September 26. I’m especially interested in seeing those pay stubs. I’m curious to know the price for someone selling out their integrity to lie to Americans about a deadly virus in order to help the CIA discredit and silence doctors who were telling the public the truth.


This sounds familiar

Another Democrat has been mugged by reality and is starting to sound like a Trump Republican. Today’s example: New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has now realized that open borders are a bad thing for a lot of reasons, one of them being that they let terrorists walk right in.

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/09/12/adams-terrorists-see-migrant-issue-coming-through-our-border-as-chance-to-do-harm-policy-should-remember-9-11/


Racism talk

Over the past few years, the term “systemic racism” has become a leftist cliché, tossed out to prove racism where it can’t otherwise be found. If there’s no evidence someone was a victim of racism, then just claim the entire system is racist, and you can’t see the racism because it’s baked into the system. It’s very convenient for people who make big bucks teaching diversity seminars and other DEI scams because, as one fed-up former DEI consultant told Jesse Watters, the job isn’t to find and combat real racism, it’s to look at every situation and find some way to inject racism into it.

Please note this caveat: I’m not saying there’s no such thing as racism, or that there haven’t been systems that were racist. All those Democrat-created Jim Crow laws are a perfect example. But are all of America’s government/legal/employment/policing and other systems rigged to be racist, even those that are forbidden by law to discriminate? Who came up with this idea?

The answer to that question is that it came from Eric Stewart, criminology professor at the University of Florida at Tallahassee, whose studies “proved” that US law enforcement is systemically racist. His studies have been cited over 8,500 times by other researchers.

But as the Post Millennial reports, he’s now that school’s FORMER professor because he’s been fired for “extreme negligence and incompetence” in his research, which has “been shown to contain numerous erroneous and false narratives.” The school said that “the details of problematic data management, false results, and the numerous publication retractions have negatively affected the discipline on a national level.” Stewart’s research is so slipshod that it undermined recruitment, harmed their faculty’s chances of getting published in ethical journals, and caused damage to the reputation of the criminology department that might be “catastrophic” and “unalterable.”

https://thepostmillennial.com/renowned-criminology-professor-who-proved-systemic-racism-fired-for-faking-data-studies-retracted

Among his studies that had to be retracted were ones claiming that whites wanted longer sentences for blacks and Latinos, that white Americans perceive blacks and Latinos as “criminal threats,” and that whites want longer sentences for Latinos because they’re becoming more successful and their numbers are increasing. For divisive falsehoods such as these, Stewart has received over $3.5 million in grant money, including taxpayer money from government agencies such as the National Science Foundation.

Stewart’s response: he claims he’s the victim here and that the researcher who proved his studies were false “lynched me and my academic character.” I suspect this is why DEI proponents have declared logic and the scientific method to be “white supremacy.”


Good News Update:

A judge granted a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of Illinois’ new SB 1909 law that’s clearly an attempt to shut down pro-life pregnancy centers. The bill allows these centers to be sued for “deceptive acts or practices” for not providing information about how to get abortions. The judge called it “stupid and likely unconstitutional.”

But Attorney General Kwame Raoul said (forgive the baffling syntax), "This bill is intended to protect the individuals to access the full range of reproductive healthcare and make fully informed decisions including the right to use or refuse reproductive healthcare."

https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_ecd65b5c-4847-11ee-aff6-773ee2f17ece.html

Actually, what it’s meant to do is force pro-life activists to promote abortion, a clear violation of the First Amendment, and to bankrupt them with lawsuits for expressing their personal views on abortion. As Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon notes, the law restricts pro-life pregnancy centers from passing out literature while placing no liability on pro-abortion people doing the same thing, which is “viewpoint discrimination,” a “clear red line that legislators cannot pass, and that really irritated the court.” He believes no judge would back this law as written.

As that article notes, the Attorney General has yet to decide whether he will even appeal the injunction. He might be afraid of what the Appeals Court would say about it. If it’s any comfort, instead of thinking of the law as being killed before it was even born, he could just consider it “reproductive legal care.”


Memo to Anti-Trump Republicans who think the Democrats’ lawfare will stop once they destroy Trump, then we’ll go back to business-as-usual:

No, if they succeed in perverting the legal system to destroy Trump, anyone else who stands in their way will become a target. Want proof? Check out this case:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/11/d-c-attorney-general-launches-politically-driven-investigation-leonard-leo/

Washington, DC, attorney general Brian Schwalb has launched an investigation into Leonard Leo. Leo is the co-chairman of the Federalist Society, a leading figure in the movement for conservative originalist judges, and he helped with the nominations of Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees, so that’s why the left has hung a target on his back. 

Schwalb is a former Clinton DOJ attorney, legal director for the leftwing Alliance for Justice and a longtime critic of the conservative legal movement. Schwalb’s investigation of Leo is based on a complaint by the misleadingly-named leftwing activist group “The Center for Accountability,” funded by the shady dark money alliance Arabella Advisors.

The complaint against Leo is that he violated some laws in connection with a non-profit charity he oversees, but the complaint included no direct evidence of the charges. Still, it was enough of a pretext for Schwalb to launch an investigation, even though – brace yourself – neither Leo nor any of his organizations are based in DC.

Imagine having to deal with groundless, partisan investigations launched by vengeful local prosecutors from all over the country, in places where you don’t even live, just because they hate your politics and want to destroy you. Well, welcome to Trump’s world. The cases against him are just the nose of the camel prying open the tent flap. Republicans had better realize that if they don’t kick the camel out of the tent, hard and fast, it will take over the tent.

 

Jailed in Finland for holding traditional Christian beliefs

Anyone who thinks that the left will stop at jailing people for holding traditional Christian beliefs needs to take a look at Finland, where they’re already trying to do it.

https://www.faithwire.com/2023/09/12/like-medieval-times-finnish-politician-prosecuted-for-biblical-views-reacts-to-crazy-trial-issues-warning/

Former minister of the interior Dr. Päivi Räsänen is on trial for the SECOND time and could face up to two years in jail and a heavy fine for sharing Biblical teachings related to homosexuality. She was acquitted the first time, but the prosecutor appealed and made arguments in court that should send a chill up your spine. For instance:

Since many Protestant churches accept gay relationships and same-sex marriage, her own interpretation of what the Bible says is not legitimate…She was accused of “hate speech” and writing that some people are inferior to others, which she never wrote, but she said, “The prosecutor said that it is not important if it is true or not, but if the interpretation is insulting, then it is criminal” (that is, she could go to jail for what the state claims she said, even if she didn’t say any such thing)…The prosecutor also argued that she’s allowed to “believe in her mind whatever about the Bible, but it is illegal to express it outwardly.”

Räsänen called this “dangerous” and “like Medieval Times” and said if she’s convicted, “It would start the time of persecution of Christians in Finland” and have “ramifications to other European countries.” She urged fellow Christians to use the attack on her as inspiration, saying, “I pray that this would wake up Christians to be courageous, to be open about their faiths and worship. [I hope] it would also encourage people to read the Bible, and, so I, I pray for awakening of our society.”

And if you think that can’t happen here because we have the First Amendment, then try praying for her on the grounds of a public school.


Speaker McCarthy announces impeachment inquiry

Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that he was launching an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. He laid out who would be in charge and listed some of the evidence, from the phone calls with Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business contacts that Biden denied knowing about to the $20 million in suspicious payments shuffled around through multiple bank accounts of shell companies before being paid to Biden family members.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/12/mccarthy-explains-contours-biden-impeachment-inquiry-house-republicans/

It’s worth pointing out that this does not mean that Biden will be removed from office. It just gives the investigators more tools to demand evidence on which the Biden Administration is stonewalling them.  Even if the narrow GOP House majority votes to impeach him, the trial would happen in the Senate and require a two-thirds vote, and I doubt that any Democrat would vote for it. It’s astounding to me that Democrats claimed that Trump asking about the Bidens' Ukrainian corruption on a phone call was an impeachable offense, but the actual corruption isn’t. I also recall how horrified they were when Trump joked that "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters.” And their attitude toward Biden is different how?...

In fact, the most entertaining part of this story is watching Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) wail, spin and harumph about this impeachment being nothing but an attack on a political opponent and how outrageous and unprecedented that is (unless you count the two times they did it to Trump.) They’re also attacking McCarthy for not putting it to a vote, just like Nancy Pelosi didn’t put Trump’s first impeachment to a vote. Some are even accusing McCarthy of being a hypocrite because he criticized Pelosi for doing that.

Yes, he did, because he warned that it would set a terrible precedent. She did it anyway. And now, it’s no longer unprecedented. Funny how that works. I guess they’re counting on the media to rewrite history for them. Oh, and look: The New York Times obliged!

https://instapundit.com/605477/

The Times is also trying to push the narrative that poor old Joe was deceived into taking those phone calls because he’s just such a great dad who cares more about his son than his political fortunes. And they say the Times doesn’t have a funny pages section!

https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2023/09/12/new-york-times-front-page-biden-puts-son-first-spite-political

Another Democrat/media talking point is that there’s “no evidence” of any wrongdoing by Biden. Rep. Scott Perry wasn’t in the mood to take that nonsense from a smug reporter, and he slam dunked her. When she replied that the American people don’t see any evidence, he shot back, “It’s because you don’t report on it.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/13/watch-gop-rep-scott-perry-lights-up-reporter-after-claims-americanscant-see-evidence-against-biden-n2163754

Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com traces how the Democrat narrative about this scandal has continually shifted since the early days of “Joe never even talked to Hunter about his business” to today (“There’s no actual video of a foreign oligarch handing Joe a big bag with a dollar sign on it!”)

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/09/12/have-you-noticed-the-latest-narrative-shift-on-joe-bidens-business-dealings-n2628314

The White House is relying on the media to cover for Biden and attack Republicans, and they’re not even trying to hide it anymore. They sent an open letter to media organizations, urging them to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans “for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.” They are right about that: it’s based on Joe’s lies about having nothing to do with Hunter’s shady foreign business deals.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/13/wh-in-full-on-desperation-mode-sends-out-letter-to-press-demanding-scrutiny-of-impeachment-inquiry-n2163756

I’ll leave you with this from Kurt Schlichter, from all the way back in Obama’s final year in office in 2015. He was warning the Democrats who were shattering norms and breaking all the rules and traditions to get what they wanted that they wouldn’t be in power forever, and they weren’t going to like living under the new rules they were creating. But they have to now. Apparently, pain is the only way they can learn.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2015/04/05/liberals-may-regret-their-new-rules-n1980933

 



Manhunt ends for Danelo Cavalcante after police capture

Police in Pennsylvania recaptured convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante after a 14-day manhunt during which he stole a truck and a rifle. Cavalante escaped from prison one week after receiving a life sentence for stabbing his girlfriend to death. And despite virtual wall-to-wall coverage, see if you can figure out from this sentence what part of his background the major TV networks never mentioned (I’ll give you a hint):

“A former gang member wanted for murder in Brazil, Cavalcante was in the U.S. illegally when he brutally stabbed Brandao after she threatened to contact authorities when she learned about the Brazilian charges against him.”

https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/13/manhunt-danelo-cavalcante-ends-captured-arrested-fugitive-convict/


The Miracle of Bidenomics 1:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in August, inflation as measured by the consumer price index jumped to 3.7% from one year before, compared to 3.2% in July (for those who might be a little slow, like the President's economic advisors, that's the wrong direction.) The hike was fueled by higher gas prices, which Biden can’t artificially lower again by releasing more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve because he already released so much that it’s at a 40-year low and with oil prices so high, he hasn’t been able to refill it.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/09/13/higher-gas-prices-reignite-bidenflation-worst-monthly-increase-since-june-2022/


The Miracle of Bidenomics 2:

The US Census Bureau reports that in 2022, median US household income fell by 2.3% (from $76,330 in 2021 to $74,580 in 2022), while inflation rose by 7.8% percent, the highest annual increase since 1981. It’s the third straight year in which incomes fell, and coincidentally, the third straight year of Biden’s presidency. Also in 2022, 65% of women were working full time, the highest percentage ever, which suggests that even women who want to stay home and raise their families are being forced into the workplace to make ends meet.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidenomics-action-us-household-incomes-tumble-third-straight-year/

I’m sure the media headline will be “Biden policies bring more women into the workplace!”


A new attempt to ban Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot

First Colorado, now some Democrat activists in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit seeking to ban Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot on grounds that he’s ineligible due to the 14th Amendment ban on candidates who have committed insurrection against the US. FYI: That was passed during Reconstruction to ban Confederates who actually went to war against the United States.

https://www.westernjournal.com/lawsuit-kick-trump-off-2024-ballot-filed-minnesota/

This ploy is as desperate as it is stupid. Only in the fevered minds of TDS sufferers did Trump "commit insurrection.” He also didn’t call for it, he didn’t incite it, and even the people in the Capitol who actually did riot were not “insurrectionists.” If their intention was to overthrow and take over the US government, I assume they would have actually carried weapons. But it is a testament to just how afraid these people are of Trump being on the ballot (an odd reaction, since they claim he’s so unpopular and would be easy to beat.) It’s a funny way to protect “our democracy,” by trying to deny the people the right to vote for the candidate of their choice.

But I’m not a legal expert, so I don’t have the authority to tell you how groundless and stupid this tactic is. So I suggest you click the link to the story and let law professor Jonathan Turley and the Democrat Attorney General of Minnesota explain why it’s groundless and stupid. Turley also makes the great point that it sets a slippery slope precedent for purging from office every Democrat who ever protested an election. Ironically, that actually might help protect “our democracy.”


Too disturbing for adults, perfectly fine for children?!?

During a hearing in the Senate, Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy responded to Illinois passing a law against “banning books” in schools by reading into the record excerpts from “Gender Queer,” a sexually-explicit LGBTQ book that Democrats want to impose on elementary school children. There was the expected outrage from his Democrat colleagues, and the Illinois Secretary of State objected that “those words are disturbing.”

They always seem to object whenever anyone, whether in the Senate or at a school board meeting, exposes the gay pornography they want to put into schools. Odd how it’s too disturbing to publicly share with adults, but it’s perfectly fine to force it onto elementary school children in secret.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/12/watch-sen-kennedy-leaves-liberals-seething-after-he-reads-gender-queer-during-a-hearing-n2163722

Personally, I suspect they’re just upset because for the rest of their lives, when they read that book, they’re going to hear John Kennedy’s voice in their heads.


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Acts, 13:38

 


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Promise Kept

Virginia Gov. Glen Youngkin made good on the promise of protecting parents’ rights that got him elected by issuing an “absolute pardon” to Scott Smith. He’s the dad who came to a Loudon County School Board meeting to complain about his daughter being raped in the girls’ bathroom by a male in a dress who claimed to “identify” as transgender. School officials claimed to have no knowledge of this, but it turned out the “trans” student had been accused of a similar crime in another school months before and they’d hushed it up and transferred him to Smith’s daughter’s school to prey on a new victim.

When Smith understandably became enraged and started cursing after his complaint was dismissed and his business slandered, the cops tackled and handcuffed him. He was charged and convicted of disorderly conduct and the government’s new favorite way of jailing people it finds inconvenient, “obstruction of justice.” They should learn what “justice” means before they’re allowed to arrest people for obstructing it. He was also publicly and falsely accused of “hate crimes” and being a “domestic terrorist” (but then any parent who speaks up at school board meetings is one of those these days.)

After Youngkin was elected, an investigation was launched and the superintendent terminated. Youngkin called Smith’s treatment a “gross miscarriage of justice” and said he was just doing what any parent would do, standing up for his child. Some legal authorities criticized Youngkin, accusing him of acting as “judge and jury” (which is obviously the role of school boards.)

But Smith said, “I’m thankful that the Youngkin administration gave me an off-ramp to these charges that never should have happened. It’s kind of bittersweet, because I really looked forward to winning this in court. But unfortunately, our justice system is so screwed up right now that I didn’t feel that I could potentially get a fair shot in court.  That’s what should scare every American is that I had to take this, because I could not trust our justice system.”

This is why I’ve been warning for years that faith in the fairness and impartiality of our justice system was the glue that held our diverse society together, and allowing the system to be politicized would tear this nation apart. The left did it anyway, seeking short term political advantage, and that's destroyed trust in the system from the presidential race down to the school board level. 

Good job, guys. You couldn’t have done a better job of eroding the foundation of America if you’d been a swarm of termites.


In case you missed it…

On Friday, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that the Biden White House, federal health officials, and the FBI may have infringed on the First Amendment by pressuring social media platforms to suppress or remove content related to COVID-19 and the 2020 election by using “intimidating messages and threats of adverse consequences.” "MAY have?!" Read that sentence again. Sounds kinda fascist, doesn’t it?

https://www.westernjournal.com/appeals-court-affirms-biden-likely-violated-first-amendment-suppressing-information-social-media/

The court wrote, “The officials have engaged in a broad pressure campaign designed to coerce social-media companies into suppressing speakers, viewpoints, and content disfavored by the government. The harms that radiate from such conduct extend far beyond just the Plaintiffs; it impacts every social media user.”

Unfortunately, they also narrowed the lower court judge’s ban on government agencies contacting tech companies about removing speech. The panel kept the ban on the White House, Surgeon General, CDC and FBI, but lifted it on the State Department, HHS and DHS. I guess because those agencies would NEVER abuse their power to silence their critics.

The Administration has ten days to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. I hope they’ll concede defeat and drop it, but I admit I would love to hear Justices Thomas and Alito grilling them as they try to make the case for government censorship of free speech.


Time to consider what can be done to stop corrupt Georgia DA

“Now, at what point do you have a prosecutor arrested?”

That was the question from bestselling author and DILBERT creator Scott Adams on Saturday after learning that Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis had ignored evidence that the alternate GOP slate of electors had not been trying to fraudulently replace the original slate.  As we reported last week, the minutes of the December 14, 2020, meeting of these alternates clearly proves that they weren’t out to commit election fraud, only to be ready with GOP electors in the event that a recount in Georgia turned the election to Trump.  Willis disregarded this clear exoneration and indicted these individuals, anyway.

In Willis’ indictments, not to mention the countless media reports about the case, the alternates have been falsely branded “fake electors.”  We’ve even seen this in conservative media.

“Now, if somebody was going to pretend they were the legitimate electors, that would look pretty bad,” Adams said on “Coffee With Scott Adams,” his daily podcast.  “Wouldn’t it?  Turns out, that’s not the case.”  As you know, Willis had in her possession the minutes from the official vote-counting meeting in which members went on the record clarifying, very directly, what they were and were not doing with this alternate slate of electors.  “Their intentions clearly stated that they were not going to be fake electors,” Adams said.  “They were gonna be sort of like back-up...placeholders in case needed.”

Exactly:  they were placeholders, not a replacement.  “A replacement would look like an insurrection,” Adams said, and indeed it would.  “Alternates, while you sort out what’s real, just looks like being prepared for all outcomes.”  And that was the idea.  As you know, there’s even legal precedent for having a slate of alternates, set by the state of Hawaii during the razor-thin Kennedy-Nixon count.

“So they’re being charged with the thing that the documents clearly showed they were not trying to do,” Adams said.  “They were trying to do something legal, and not that thing they’re being charged with.”

It’s “super, super obvious” they’re innocent, he said, yet Willis apparently suppressed the evidence that would prove it.

(FYI, there have been a number of liberal media “fact-checks” about how Georgia is totally different from Hawaii in 1960, but I suspect none of them knew there was exculpatory evidence being hidden that shows it was actually not different. Or if they did know, they didn’t care.)

One might think that, oh, maybe she and her team of assistants weren’t aware of that one particular document in the file of thousands and thousands of pages when she criminally indicted these people in a “fake electors” scheme.  Gosh, maybe it was just an oversight on her part, an honest mistake.  But if that were the case, Willis should already have dropped the charges and apologized profusely to these innocent people.

Since that hasn’t happened, we may safely conclude that “honest” has got nothin’ to do with it --- that Willis is deliberately trying to railroad some innocent people who were just trying to do their duty as specified in the Constitution.  She’ll hold onto that case like a dog with a bone, no matter how obvious it is that she’s abusing the system in a way that would make Stalin proud.

So, if she suppressed the evidence that exonerates them, shouldn’t she be in jail already?  YES.

Adams tried putting the “fog of war” standard on what we’re seeing, suggesting she might have had a legitimate reason for what she did.  We see a reason, all right, but it’s not legitimate.  And Adams gets a similar sense of what she did, saying that “based on what we’ve seen so far, it would look like she’s just a criminal.”

And that brings us full circle, to the original question; namely, at what point do you have a prosecutor arrested?  By coincidence, Sunday’s episode of LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN was dedicated to the question of whether this DA is accountable to anyone as she interferes with a federal election, charges federal officials and coordinates with DC.  First, here’s criminal defense attorney David Schoen…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336940773112

But Schoen doesn’t specify how to deal with a DA who is out of control.  We’re looking into that ourselves, but in the meantime, Levin also spoke with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio about the fact that without Congress, there would be no district attorney’s office, or special counsel, or DOJ.  (Reminds me of the old Bill Cosby line, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”)  We have to stick together as a party, he said, to stop them.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336850537112

RELATED POINT:  Scott Adams spoke about his earlier tweeting (X-ing?) on Saturday that “when Republicans are wrong, that’s the whole story, but when Democrats are wrong, most of the time it’s because their own team ran a sophisticated op to brainwash them.”  He said, “I’ve never met a Democrat who’s aware of that.  Have you?”

What a fabulous observation: “I’ve never met a Democrat who was aware that their own team runs serial hoaxes on THEM.”

“They don’t work as well on Republicans because Republicans know what’s happening,” he said.

“But the Democrats seem to be completely unaware that their team is running ops on them.”  This seems to be happening on only one side, “and the reason would be that only one side controls enough of the media that you can come up with an op that the media will support.”

Adams observed that the Democrat Party is running ops on their supporters “all the time --- it’s nonstop.”  It’s constant brainwashing that they don’t know is happening at all.

“It’s impressive in its own way,” he said lightly before moving on to another subject.  It strikes us that a more appropriate word would be “OP-pressive,” as it’s the antithesis of a free country with an independent media.  But it certainly does explain a lot, such as every hoax that has been perpetrated against Trump (that’s a long list!) and now Fani Willis’ shocking abuse of power against him and his supporters.

This episode of “Coffee With Scott Adams” is particularly good.  The observations discussed above comes in at about the 20-minute point.  Afterwards, Adams talks about the “tells” people use when they’re experiencing cognitive dissonance and desperately need a comeback to protect themselves.  (Cognitive dissonance is when someone’s comfortable bubble gets poked by some truth.)  As you might have seen, people are amazingly skilled at deflection and straw man arguments.  Just mention something --- anything --- good about Trump, pop the popcorn and watch the fun begin.  Here’s the entire podcast…

https://www.youtube.com/live/X8UHK23bqNg?si=BukjWCuweVM5IAlh

Bill O’Reilly, in a great column this Sunday called “The Sting,” elaborated on this irrational hatred that’s been created towards Trump. First, he outlined Trump’s impressive resume for the first years of his presidency --- a strong economy, good border containment, no new wars, ISIS decimated, Xi and Putin relatively contained.

“But there is scant national reporting of it,” O’Reilly wrote. “Instead, salacious charges of corruption involving Russia dominated headlines for two years” before and during Trump’s term. The Russia Hoax. “A Special Counsel is appointed to investigate. His report says there is no corruption. The national media do not celebrate.”

Consequently, millions of people will disagree with O’Reilly’s positive analysis and continue to “hate” Trump. The only reason for this that O’Reilly would term as “valid” (and we would say its validity is debatable) is the “colossal Trump-driven fiasco after the 2020 election.” But as O’Reilly readily acknowledged, the “get-Trump” movement started long before that; in fact, it started at the very beginning of his first run for President, with the liberal media marching in lock-step to protect Hillary.

O’Reilly was conveying in different words what Scott Adams said about the psy-ops being run by Democrats on Democrats: that the “news agencies are openly currently supporting President Biden by hiding his deficiencies and alleged corruption. The leftist media is also cheerleading the legal cases against Trump without a shred of balance or skepticism.”

“Honest, balanced reporting and news analysis are on the endangered species list,” O’Reilly wrote. “The scorpions who control most media companies are more driven than ever to impose progressive policies and get pliable people like Biden and Kamala elected.”

The result: in O’Reilly’s words, “a lot of power and money is being used to prop up incompetence and corruption.” We see it now all around us, every day. Can the media really dress up this pig enough to sell it once again? It’s hard to imagine they can after witnessing Biden’s horrifying, near-incoherent struggle on his Vietnam trip…

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/10/biden-goes-over-the-edge-in-vietnam-with-softballs-confusion-and-dog-faced-pony-soldiers-n2163634

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/10/even-the-liberal-press-noticed-how-insane-bidens-vietnam-presser-was-and-democrats-are-stuck-n2163649

...and growing evidence of his financial corruption and dishonesty, but we shall see.

https://www.billoreilly.com/b/The-Sting/-286406884029567455.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=staff_column


UPDATE:

I told you over the weekend about New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham doing a test-run of the liberal idea of branding shootings as a “health emergency” to suspend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. In this case, she responded to a rise in violence in Albuquerque with a 30-day order suspending the rights of people with concealed carry permits. I predicted that she would face legal challenges.

Well, it didn’t take long, and “legal challenges” was an understatement! It’s only Monday, and already, the Albuquerque DA is refusing to enforce the order…

https://www.westernjournal.com/albuquerque-da-refusing-enforce-governors-suspension-2nd-amendment-rights-clearly-unconstitutional/

…The legislature is threatening to impeach Grisham, while she’s digging in her heels and refusing to back down…

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/09/09/new-mexico-lawmakers-call-for-impeaching-gov-lujan-grisham-over-emergency-order-suspending-gun-rights-n2163621

…And four lawsuits have already been filed seeking immediate injunctive relief to block the order. Astoundingly, even famous gun grabbers Ted Lieu and David Hogg tweeted that while they support gun safety, there’s no such thing as a public health emergency exception to the US Constitution. I wonder if they’re trying to kill off defenders of Second Amendment rights by making us all die of shock.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/09/four-lawsuits-filed-challenging-new-mexico-2a-emergency-order/


Protests in DC

Monday, seven protesters occupied Speaker McCarthy’s office in the Capitol and refused to leave until their demands were met. Capitol Police arrested them and charged them with unlawful entry. So I guess they’ll also be upcharged with terrorism, insurrection and obstruction of an official proceeding and thrown into jail for months, awaiting sentencing to 20 years in prison, along with anyone who might have encouraged them to do it or expressed any support for them…

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/09/11/insurrection-activists-occupy-speaker-mccarthys-office-n1726095

Oh, wait: they were leftwing protesters demanding AIDS funding? Well, never mind! Nothing to see here then…

 

Stop The Presses!

The Biden “Justice” Department actually dropped a case against someone who had a Kevin Bacon-level connection to Donald Trump!

https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/11/justice-department-case-against-michael-flynns-former-business-partner/

Five years ago, they charged former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Rafiekian, with failing to register as a foreign agent for Turkey. Before everything done by anyone who's ever met Trump became a felony, that used to be handled with a warning phone call. They got a jury conviction in 2019, but the judge tossed it out for lack of evidence. Biden’s DOJ refused to accept their loss and kept appealing, wasting years of time and a ton of money for both the accused and the taxpayers.

Rafiekian’s attorney said he never should have been indicted and has “been the target of baseless federal prosecution for the past five years, only because he made the poor decision to be in business with Michael Flynn.” The Biden DOJ said, “After carefully considering the Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in this case and the principles of federal prosecution, the United States believes it is not in the public interest to pursue the case against defendant Bijan Rafiekian further.”

I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that federal prosecutions still have principles. But was it ever really in the public’s interest to pursue that case? Or did they finally just decide that five years of expensive legal persecution was enough process-as-punishment? On the bright side, maybe this means that after five years, they’ll finally decide it’s not in the public’s interest to keep trying to put Trump in prison for 700 years for possessing his own papers or making a phone call.


Just some questions

Why do we negotiate with Terrorists countries who threaten us daily and give them $6 billion to use to develop weapons that they will use against us?

Why do we give them the money before they give us what they are supposed to give us?

Are the protestors that barged in to McCarthy’s office and sat down screaming and yelling blocking the staffers from doing their jobs and were arrested going to be charged with sedition? What about other protestors that do this in the capitol going forward?

If not, what’s the difference between them and the Jan. 6th protestors who merely walked by the capitol or walked in but didn’t tear anything up or even yell and scream?

When Biden can’t remember where he is or rambles on incoherently or says he needs to go to bed, why aren’t people more concerned about who is in charge in this country?

 


September 11th Anniversary News Round-up

For those who might have missed it yesterday, here is the video of the full 9/11 Memorial ceremony in New York City…

https://www.youtube.com/live/tXmM0Ip-1Uc?si=kbbSK9IZ0lBFWcfW

And Breitbart News’ visual history of 9/11 images. Warning: some are very disturbing.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/11/9-11-a-visual-history/

President Biden took criticism for being the first sitting American President not to attend the New York 9/11 ceremony since 2002. The official White House excuse was that 22 years after Pearl Harbor, Presidents still weren’t attending that ceremony. Well, maybe they should have. It was also a lot more difficult to travel 4800 miles from DC to Hawaii in 1964 than to travel 200 miles from DC to NYC in 2023. Biden, meanwhile, was in Alaska (about 4300 miles from DC), one of the few places not dealing with the consequences of his open border and so less likely to be filled with hecklers than Manhattan. Even so, he was blasted for starting his 9/11 comments with a joke and for falsely claiming he’d been at Ground Zero the day after the attack – which, to be fair, he might actually believe.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/11/bidens-911-speech-in-alaska-was-a-national-embarrassment-n2163690

Speaking of jokes, Biden’s place in New York was taken by VP Kamala Harris, who, as always and under the most inappropriate circumstances, had a hard time not giggling.

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-cant-keep-laughing-9-11-memorial/

On the anniversary of the date when 19 Islamic terrorists killed over 2700 people, it was reported that so far this year, 149 people who are on the Terrorist Watch List were intercepted trying to cross our southern or northern borders – 146 of them on the southern border.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/11/nearly-150-illegal-aliens-terrorist-watch-list-encountered-u-s-border-past-year/


Reader conducted Gmail test

From Substack reader Steve F:

I tested Pat Reeder's sentence fragment ("It was also reported that the same Georgia grand jury that indicted Trump and 18 other people...") in Proton Mail. There was no complaint at all (as I expected). The problem is almost certainly the GMail servers, not whatever browser you use to access GMail. This is sad but unsurprising -- and a good reason to get a Proton Mail account. :-)


White House agrees to Iran deal on September 11 Anniversary

In what many are calling an embarrassment and an insult to the memory of 9/11 victims, the White House announced on September 11th that they’d reached a deal to release $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets and to release five Iranians being held in the US in exchange for Iran releasing five Americans that they’ve been holding prisoner.

As noted at the link, the White House claims the $6 billion will be spent on “humanitarian purposes,” but nobody seriously believes that. And even if it were true, it would just free up $6 billion elsewhere in Iran’s budget to fund terrorism. The announcement set off a fierce debate over which was worse: the deal itself or the timing of its announcement?

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/09/11/biden-admin-commemorates-911-by-announcing-deal-to-pay-iran-6-billion-for-hostage-release-n2163695


Trump files motion for biased DC Judge Chutkan to recuse herself

On Monday, attorneys for President Trump did something they were absolutely bound to do: they filed a motion asking Judge Tanya Chutkan, the DC judge hearing his case about interference in the 2020 election, to recuse herself.

Judge Chutkan, an Obama appointee, is on record, from before being assigned Trump’s case, strongly implying that Trump needed to be behind bars.

Trump’s attorneys say this statement is “inherently disqualifying,” and they are right.  If she fails to disqualify herself over this and other statements she has made, and is allowed to continue presiding, we may assume that our legal system is down the toilet and we really are just “going through the motions of justice.”

Perhaps the worst problem with Trump Derangement Syndrome is that those infected by it do not realize this and still are convinced they’re objective.  As the motion states, “Although Judge Chutkin may genuinely intend to give President Trump a fair trial --- and may believe that she can do so --- her public statements unavoidably taint these proceedings, regardless of outcome.”

It was during the sentencing of January 6 defendant Christine Priola that she said the people at the Capitol that day were there out of “blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”

Trump’s lawyers argued that the meaning of this is “inescapable --- President Trump is free, but should not be.”

It’s not just words but actions.  Chutkan has already done one thing that suggests she’s --- consciously or not --- trying to damage President Trump’s ability to run for the GOP nomination in ‘24.  She set the trial date in his case for March 4 of next year.  The Super Tuesday primaries are March 5.

It’s up to the judge to recuse herself, but if she doesn’t (and she probably won’t), we’d think that would enter into any appeal down the road, if it comes to that.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/11/trump-tanya-chutkan-recuse

Now, let’s go from DC to Fulton County, Georgia, and see how the deck has been stacked against President Trump there…

Attorney and election law expert Cleta Mitchell told legal analyst Margot Cleveland at THE FEDERALIST that being questioned for hours by the Fulton County grand jury was “a surreal experience.”  She said, “I knew coming out of there that the whole thing was a loose cannon...[that] they were going to recommend indicting basically all the Trump allies --- it was a completely political situation --- nothing to do with the law.  NOTHING.”

Mitchell was called to testify because she had represented Trump in his challenge to the 2020 election in Georgia.  (As you know, the concept of attorney-client privilege, at least for President Trump, has been tossed right out the window.  Executive privilege, too.)

Now that the grand jury report has been released, we know that “all the Trump allies” refers to 39 (!) people that they wanted to charge, not just the 19 who actually were indicted.  Some of those on the list but whom DA Fani Willis apparently knew better than to indict were South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, and former GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of Georgia.  Mitchell herself was on the list but also not indicted.

Remember Emily Kohrs, the scary jury foreperson who made the mistake of doing a few interviews while the grand jury was still hearing testimony?  Her overzealousness apparently was no act; Mitchell told Cleveland that some notes she herself had carried into the grand jury room had been taken by Kohrs and completely misread.  “You say here,” Kohrs told her, “...that you are asking the court to award the electors to Donald Trump.”

As the notes said no such thing, a puzzled Mitchell said, “Where do you read that?”  Kohrs handed it back.  To quote Mitchell:

“Nowhere in the memorandum of law does it say that the election should be awarded to Trump. We argued that there is precedent under Georgia law for the court to vacate the results and order a new election IF we were able to establish that the evidence proved there were more illegal votes, cast in violation of state law but counted and included in the certified total, than the margin of difference between the two candidates — the remedy is a new election. Alternatively, we argued that the state legislature has plenary power under the U.S. Constitution to meet and determine the electors — and I told her that.”

In other words, she was explaining this the way we explained the alternate slate of electors (who now face criminal charges):  that it was only IN CASE the evidence showed the need for it.  What Mitchell had described in writing was not illegal.  But Kohrs is such a zealot, she automatically jumped to the worst possible interpretation --- something that Mitchell hadn’t even said.

The grand jury recommended indicting Mitchell on a variety of charges relating to the phone call in which Trump allegedly told Secretary of State Raffensperger to “find” a specified number of votes.  They did this in spite of the fact that they never asked her even one question about the phone call.  What Fulton County prosecutors asked her about, she said, was what they saw as “deficiencies” in the election challenge filed by Trump.

After hearing Mitchell’s account, Cleveland concluded that the questions they had asked her “further cement the reality that what Democrats are trying to do is criminalize election challenges brought by Republicans.”  (Democrats, knock yourself out with all the election challenges you want!)  If this DA in Georgia can get away with it, it’s bound to start happening all over the country, with Democrat-controlled courts picking the winners.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/11/fulton-county-grand-jury-was-totally-unhinged-reveals-election-lawyer/

 

RELATED:  As long as we’re talking about contested elections, what on earth is going on with GOP Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, in his remarks about the J6 case?  He currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee, but, good heavens, is he looking for a permanent gig on MSNBC?  Investigative reporter Julie Kelly has picked apart Buck’s response to a letter signed by more than 200 in the Colorado Republican Party demanding that elected officials in their state address the plight of the J6 defendants.

Buck made light of their plight.

Kelly, who knows as much and possibly more than anyone about the J6 defendants and the treatment they’ve received by the legal system, says Buck’s “Pollyanna-ish view of the DC legal and judicial system is animated by ignorance.”  Her masterful response to Rep. Buck is a must-read…

https://www.declassified.live/p/why-ken-buck-is-wrong-about-j6-defendants

And, yes, Buck actually did go on MSNBC to defend Joe Biden from claims he was involved in Hunter’s business.   As for talk of an impeachment inquiry, he says Speaker Kevin McCarthy is just using that as “a distraction.”

“The time for impeachment is the time when there’s evidence linking President Biden --- if there’s evidence linking President Biden to a high crime or misdemeanor.  That doesn’t exist now.”

What??

It’s true that an impeachment shouldn’t be rushed, but there’s more than enough evidence to warrant the inquiry, NOW.  It’s all up to Congress, because the ‘Justice’ Department sure isn’t going to do it. 

https://www.independentsentinel.com/rep-ken-buck-defends-joe-biden-again/


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On Monday, attorneys for President Trump did something they were absolutely bound to do: they filed a motion asking Judge Tanya Chutkan, the DC judge hearing his case about interference in the 2020 election, to recuse herself.

Judge Chutkan, an Obama appointee, is on record, from before being assigned Trump’s case, strongly implying that Trump needed to be behind bars.

Trump’s attorneys say this statement is “inherently disqualifying,” and they are right.  If she fails to disqualify herself over this and other statements she has made, and is allowed to continue presiding, we may assume that our legal system is down the toilet and we really are just “going through the motions of justice.”

Perhaps the worst problem with Trump Derangement Syndrome is that those infected by it do not realize this and still are convinced they’re objective.  As the motion states, “Although Judge Chutkin may genuinely intend to give President Trump a fair trial --- and may believe that she can do so --- her public statements unavoidably taint these proceedings, regardless of outcome.”

It was during the sentencing of January 6 defendant Christine Priola that she said the people at the Capitol that day were there out of “blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”

Trump’s lawyers argued that the meaning of this is “inescapable --- President Trump is free, but should not be.”

It’s not just words but actions.  Chutkan has already done one thing that suggests she’s --- consciously or not --- trying to damage President Trump’s ability to run for the GOP nomination in ‘24.  She set the trial date in his case for March 4 of next year.  The Super Tuesday primaries are March 5.

It’s up to the judge to recuse herself, but if she doesn’t (and she probably won’t), we’d think that would enter into any appeal down the road, if it comes to that.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/11/trump-tanya-chutkan-recuse

Now, let’s go from DC to Fulton County, Georgia, and see how the deck has been stacked against President Trump there…

Attorney and election law expert Cleta Mitchell told legal analyst Margot Cleveland at THE FEDERALIST that being questioned for hours by the Fulton County grand jury was “a surreal experience.”  She said, “I knew coming out of there that the whole thing was a loose cannon...[that] they were going to recommend indicting basically all the Trump allies --- it was a completely political situation --- nothing to do with the law.  NOTHING.”

Mitchell was called to testify because she had represented Trump in his challenge to the 2020 election in Georgia.  (As you know, the concept of attorney-client privilege, at least for President Trump, has been tossed right out the window.  Executive privilege, too.)

Now that the grand jury report has been released, we know that “all the Trump allies” refers to 39 (!) people that they wanted to charge, not just the 19 who actually were indicted.  Some of those on the list but whom DA Fani Willis apparently knew better than to indict were South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, and former GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of Georgia.  Mitchell herself was on the list but also not indicted.

Remember Emily Kohrs, the scary jury foreperson who made the mistake of doing a few interviews while the grand jury was still hearing testimony?  Her overzealousness apparently was no act; Mitchell told Cleveland that some notes she herself had carried into the grand jury room had been taken by Kohrs and completely misread.  “You say here,” Kohrs told her, “...that you are asking the court to award the electors to Donald Trump.”

As the notes said no such thing, a puzzled Mitchell said, “Where do you read that?”  Kohrs handed it back.  To quote Mitchell:

“Nowhere in the memorandum of law does it say that the election should be awarded to Trump. We argued that there is precedent under Georgia law for the court to vacate the results and order a new election IF we were able to establish that the evidence proved there were more illegal votes, cast in violation of state law but counted and included in the certified total, than the margin of difference between the two candidates — the remedy is a new election. Alternatively, we argued that the state legislature has plenary power under the U.S. Constitution to meet and determine the electors — and I told her that.”

In other words, she was explaining this the way we explained the alternate slate of electors (who now face criminal charges):  that it was only IN CASE the evidence showed the need for it.  What Mitchell had described in writing was not illegal.  But Kohrs is such a zealot, she automatically jumped to the worst possible interpretation --- something that Mitchell hadn’t even said.

The grand jury recommended indicting Mitchell on a variety of charges relating to the phone call in which Trump allegedly told Secretary of State Raffensperger to “find” a specified number of votes.  They did this in spite of the fact that they never asked her even one question about the phone call.  What Fulton County prosecutors asked her about, she said, was what they saw as “deficiencies” in the election challenge filed by Trump.

After hearing Mitchell’s account, Cleveland concluded that the questions they had asked her “further cement the reality that what Democrats are trying to do is criminalize election challenges brought by Republicans.”  (Democrats, knock yourself out with all the election challenges you want!)  If this DA in Georgia can get away with it, it’s bound to start happening all over the country, with Democrat-controlled courts picking the winners.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/11/fulton-county-grand-jury-was-totally-unhinged-reveals-election-lawyer/

 

RELATED:  As long as we’re talking about contested elections, what on earth is going on with GOP Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, in his remarks about the J6 case?  He currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee, but, good heavens, is he looking for a permanent gig on MSNBC?  Investigative reporter Julie Kelly has picked apart Buck’s response to a letter signed by more than 200 in the Colorado Republican Party demanding that elected officials in their state address the plight of the J6 defendants.

Buck made light of their plight.

Kelly, who knows as much and possibly more than anyone about the J6 defendants and the treatment they’ve received by the legal system, says Buck’s “Pollyanna-ish view of the DC legal and judicial system is animated by ignorance.”  Her masterful response to Rep. Buck is a must-read…

https://www.declassified.live/p/why-ken-buck-is-wrong-about-j6-defendants

And, yes, Buck actually did go on MSNBC to defend Joe Biden from claims he was involved in Hunter’s business.   As for talk of an impeachment inquiry, he says Speaker Kevin McCarthy is just using that as “a distraction.”

“The time for impeachment is the time when there’s evidence linking President Biden --- if there’s evidence linking President Biden to a high crime or misdemeanor.  That doesn’t exist now.”

What??

It’s true that an impeachment shouldn’t be rushed, but there’s more than enough evidence to warrant the inquiry, NOW.  It’s all up to Congress, because the ‘Justice’ Department sure isn’t going to do it. 

https://www.independentsentinel.com/rep-ken-buck-defends-joe-biden-again/

Huckabee Post: Remembering 911

September 11, 2023

 


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Remembering 911

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, attacks, the deadliest attacks on America in history. Those of us who were alive then will never forget that morning, when we woke up and felt we must still be asleep and having a nightmare. 

First, a passenger jet slammed into the World Trade Center, and there was some thought it might be a horrific aviation disaster. But when it happened again, there was no denying that America was under attack, and in a way that we had never seen before: by an enemy so ruthless and fanatical that they would destroy a skyscraper filled with innocent people, using a plane filled with innocent people as a weapon, and who were such zealots that they would sacrifice their own lives just to kill as many people as possible.

Those of us who were there will never forget the grief, horror and confusion. For months afterward, we felt a tinge of alarm whenever a plane flew overhead at a low altitude.

America learned a very hard lesson that day about the hollowness of the comforting delusion that all cultures were basically like us and held the same peaceful, tolerant values. We also learned hard lessons from some of the wrongheaded reactions to the attack, like the willingness to trade our freedom for a (false) sense of security. To this day, airline travel is still an intrusive, time-wasting ordeal, and has all that TSA groping and probing and throwing away of our shampoo ever stopped a single attempted terrorist hijacking?

Yet we also seem to have forgotten most of the lessons we learned from 9/11 and its aftermath. When COVID struck, many people were more than willing to hand over even more of their Constitutionally-protected freedoms to the government in exchange for false promises of safety.

In the aftermath of 9/11, we put aside our differences and united around our common heritage, humanity and values as Americans. For instance, people in Texas stood in long lines to donate blood to help victims in New York City. There was none of today’s red/blue animosity and division, some of which is organic due to differing beliefs, but much of which is ginned up by politicians, activists and media figures whose own power increases when they can divide us and pit us against each other.  This is why Darryl Worley wrote a new version of his 9/11 anthem, “Have You Forgotten?” It’s called “Have We Forgotten?”

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/darryl-worley

Another forgotten lesson: even though it took just 19 hijackers to carry out 9/11 and kill nearly 3,000 people, our President has thrown open our border, allowing millions of unvetted people to come streaming in from all over the world, including many whom we know are on terror watch lists. That same President recently handed Afghanistan back to the same terrorists who gave sanctuary to the plotters of 9/11, and left them a huge trove of our military equipment in the bargain. And word is that his Administration is cutting a deal with the 9/11 architects to save them from the death penalty.

As hard as it is for those of us who lived through 9/11 to fathom how any Americans could tolerate this, we must remember that 9/11 was 22 years ago. That means there’s now an entire generation of young adults who have no personal memories of 9/11. They grew up in a virtual police state that focuses more on infringing on the rights of citizens than fighting terrorists, with schools teaching that America is the source of all evil, and with social media telling them that treasured Western values like privacy rights, free speech and personal freedom are obsolete.

That’s why, as hard as it may be to relive that darkest day in US history, it’s important to teach your children what happened and why, because it will be up to them to make sure it never happens again, and those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I urge you, if your children are old enough to understand it without being traumatized, that you take them to a 9/11 commemoration or watch one on TV with them. Or visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York, or the new 9/11 Remembered Traveling Memorial. On this weekend’s “Huckabee,” I interviewed its founder, Erick Robertson. You can watch that here, and find a link to the traveling memorial site where you can invite it to visit your town.  

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/erick-robertson

On this 9/11 anniversary, let’s remember that time when all Americans put aside our differences and came together to save America. Let’s mourn the dead, remember the heroes and reflect on what we all have in common and what makes America the greatest nation on Earth, the one that is still under relentless attack by the enemies of freedom but is strong, resolute and resilient enough to withstand any blow, come back and win.


9/11/2023

By Ken Allard

Because they recall a time of great national unity, Monday’s commemorations of the 911 attacks may seem remote even for Americans who vividly recall those horrific tableaus. The 20-somethings now assuming adult responsibilities were first insulated from those grim realities by youth, then further sequestered by an educational establishment that considers American militarism, materialism and white privilege the only true evils worth opposing.

As a retired Army officer with a highly improbable second career as an on-air military analyst with NBC News, I was directly involved in the immediate reporting and aftermath of 911. After I rushed headlong into our northwest Washington studios, bureau chief Tim Russert briefly sat me down to stress repeatedly that our reporting needed to be limited to hard facts, however grim they might be. “Colonel, most of our audience has never seen a war, much less one hitting their own neighborhoods. So let’s try to help them get through this.”

That was good advice but, in the days and weeks that followed, my most serious error came when I relied on my own experience instead of reporting Tim Russert’s cold, hard facts. Quickly glossing over the last half-century, I confidently assured the national audience that attacking our homeland and producing over three thousand deaths would surely result in our first formal declaration of war since Pearl Harbor. It didn’t happen of course, a point on which the extensive memoirs of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice conclusively agree.

In fact, the most remarkable thing about such a fundamental point of national strategy was that the high-level councils of Bush ’43 never seem to have considered how they might mobilize the American people for what quickly became the War on Terror. Instead, ordinary citizens were asked to pray for peace while being dispatched to the shopping malls, favored vacation hideaways, university paper mills and, most tellingly, the airports (where newly-recruited TSA agents harassed ever-growing lines of long-suffering passengers.)

But rather than sending our precious offspring into combat, the wars of 911 would be fought principally by Other People’s Kids, i.e., the volunteer Army and the Reserves. Sadly, the tyranny of the numbers often meant deploying our grunts to those hellholes on multiple combat tours. Perhaps overcome by his own eloquence while promising retaliation at Ground Zero, the younger President Bush seemed to ignore one of the principal lessons of Vietnam and most strategy primers: that you don’t send in the troops before the Nation is firmly committed to war. But two of his principal advisors, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, had helped to create the all-volunteer force back during the Ford administration. Surely our superbly trained and equipped professional military could now meet the challenges of 911? Even if those wars endured for over 20 years while the children of the elites stayed home?

However, it wasn’t supposed to be that way. I witnessed that now forgotten bit of history while working directly for the Army senior leadership as the Berlin Wall fell and we trussed up the resulting “peace dividend” like a Thanksgiving turkey. We had won the Cold War with a standing Army of just over 780,000 active-duty soldiers; it would now be reduced to under 500,000 while the Reserves stood by as a cadre force and hedge against future wars. But since history had stopped, only peace was expected. Pointedly ignored was an ancient Roman axiom, “Si vis pacem, para Bellum,” (“If you would have peace, then prepare for war.”)

What no one noticed back then was that the legislation which in 1972 created the All-Volunteer Force was effectively coupled in 1973 with the momentous change in national policy that became infamous as Roe versus Wade. In just over 12 months: military service had been downgraded from the long-standing obligation of citizenship to just another career choice. Similarly, the Holocaust of the Unborn guaranteed that our future manpower requirements would inevitably be dwarfed and overrun by our most likely adversaries.

No wonder that our all-volunteer force has fallen on hard times, due to the scarcity of qualified volunteers capable of meeting recruiting standards already in permanent and precipitous decline. Today, fewer than half of one percent of Americans ever deign to wear their country’s uniform and who can blame them? We have effectively created a sealed and segregated military establishment that marches to the dubious rhythms of political correctness and the uncertain trumpets that systematically trash our most sacred values.

Colonel (Ret.) Ken Allard is a former West Point professor, Dean of the National War College and NBC News on-air military analyst.


The “Freedom to Breathe” bill

Republican Sen. J.D. Vance proposed a bill banning the return of mask mandates. It’s called, appropriately enough, the “Freedom to Breathe” bill. But the Democrats blocked it, with uber-liberal Sen. Ed Markey hilariously arguing that it would infringe on the right of states and cities to decide what’s best for their local communities.

https://www.westernjournal.com/jd-vance-goads-dems-revealing-true-intentions-mask-mandates-senate-floor/

As that linked story reminds us, Markey introduced his own mask bill in 2020, except it would have forced a mask mandate on every American, regardless of what their local governments thought was best. It seems that respect for local governments can be switched on and office, depending on the issue.

Personally, I think the most telling thing about this story is that the Democrats actually blocked a bill that would protect our freedom to breathe. Why am I not surprised?


A “public health emergency” in New Mexico

We’ve been hearing for some time from Democrats about proclaiming shootings to be a “health emergency” as an excuse to suspend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, when most shootings are actually the results of Democratic policies and are very seldom committed by legal, permitted gun owners. Well, now we have the first attempt at this novel work-around of the Constitution.

New Mexico’s Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared shootings in Albuquerque to be a “public health emergency” and suspended the open and permitted carrying of concealed firearms there for 30 days.

https://www.westernjournal.com/emergency-health-order-suspends-2nd-amendment-rights-citizens-effective-immediately/

Grisham said she expects there will be legal challenges, and I think that’s a no-brainer. The head of a state gun control group praised the order, saying, “If it saves one life, then it’s worth doing." And what if it costs lives by letting criminals know they’re the only ones who will be armed?

If you look at the shootings cited as justification, they include such incidents as four teenagers in two stolen cars who opened fire on a mobile home, and a 14-year-old boy who shot a 13-year-old girl with his father’s gun. How would those shootings have been prevented by taking away the right to self-defense from law-abiding, permitted, adult gun owners? If you think this is the solution to stopping shootings by young people who are being raised with no respect for the law or the sanctity of life, then I think you might have a mental health emergency.


Hurricane Lee

Another hurricane has formed in the Atlantic, and Hurricane Lee has intensified into a monster. It’s still hundreds of miles out at sea, and it’s impossible to predict yet where, when or if it will impact the US, but if you live on the east coast, keep a close watch on the weather news this week.

https://www.westernjournal.com/monster-cat-5-hurricane-lee-slam-right-us/


Not really news, but nice to read

This is being presented as news, but I’ve been hearing it for so long, it’s more like news only to people who get their news from “mainstream” news sources. But it’s nice to see it finally being confirmed out loud: a California scientist admitted that he left out the full truth from an article on climate change, blaming it primarily on human causes, because that was the only way to get published in a prestigious journal like Science or Nature.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-scientist-left-out-full-truth-climate-change-wildfire-study-published

He said he distorted the findings of his studies, focusing narrowly on the human influences on wildfires instead of other “obviously relevant factors” because “the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by what they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain pre-approved narratives—even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society."

I’ve long said that anyone who tells you “there’s now a consensus” or “the science is settled” is actually telling you, “I don’t know what science is.” The surest way to stop the growth of knowledge on any subject is to censor people who challenge the prevailing dogma or present different views and contrary evidence. That process of challenging and testing IS science. If you don’t allow it, then you shouldn’t call your publication “Science.”

As for the idea that if a majority of scientists agree on something, that means it’s correct and can’t be challenged, then I’d point out that at various times in history, the majority of scientists agreed on all sorts of ridiculous things, like the Sun revolving around the Earth or dark skin meaning you’re not fully human. It’s a good thing we didn’t declare that the “science is settled” then. But somehow, we now know precisely where to draw the line and say, “Okay, we know everything on this topic! No more conflicting evidence!”


A Taste of Texas’ plight

This week, parents, students and teachers in New York City schools got a taste of what their counterparts in states like Texas have to deal with after Biden opened up our border, and they’re calling it a “nightmare.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/09/09/nyc-schools-illegal-immigrants-n2628152

All I can say is, “Hey, you elected Joe ‘Open Borders’ Biden, and all those New York City liberals who declared the Big Apple a ‘sanctuary city.’” The painful results should be no more of a surprise than if you dropped an anvil on your foot. 

The Who even warned us about this in their rock opera “Tommy,” way back in 1969. The false prophet urged everyone in the world to “come into this house, be one of us.” So they did, until there were “more at the more, there’s more at the door, there’s more…” until they were overwhelmed. And it all ended with his furious followers overthrowing him as they sang a song called “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

Let’s hope that happens to New York voters so they “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

 


Least Surprising News Of The Day!

In a survey by the real estate site Home Bay, users ranked Washington, DC, as the least desirable place to live in America. Yet somehow, the people who live in it think they should be dictating the way you run your city.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/04/washington-d-c-ranked-least-desirable-place-live-survey/

New York City was ranked as the most overrated city, which I can see, certainly in recent years. But I have to question the wisdom of the respondents for ranking Seattle as both the most desirable and most underrated city. Do they just mean “compared to Portland?”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/seattle-on-track-to-break-homicide-record-amid-police-shortage-rising-crime-fears/ar-AA1gbN1x


Gmail Spellcheck Convicts Trump

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

While proofreading a story yesterday in Gmail, I made a startling discovery. The email program’s spellcheck underlined the word “indicted” in this sentence:

"It was also reported that the same Georgia grand jury that indicted Trump and 18 other people..." 

I knew the spelling was correct, so I clicked on “indicted” to see what alternative Gmail suggested. It suggested changing it to “convicted.”

Well, that’s an entirely different thing, and grand juries don’t convict people, so it made no sense. As an experiment, I deleted the name “Trump” and replaced it with my last name. What do you know? The spell check underline on “indicted” disappeared and no alternative was suggested!

I tried this on two computers and three browsers (Chrome, Opera and Firefox) and it worked on every one. Try it yourself and see if it works on yours. I'm curious to know.

I wonder if the Gmail algorithm has just been taught to assume that Trump is already convicted, or if the well-connected Silicon Valley Democrat donors behind Google know something about these trials that the rest of us don’t?


Last Week’s Monologue

My monologue on my TBN show “Huckabee” last week got a LOT of attention from the loony left who missed the obvious point of my message, which is not surprising.  For people who often have Ivy League degrees, they aren’t that smart, and they typically see things from their myopic lens of elitist snobbery.  In this case, they totally failed to comprehend that under the Biden regime, America is becoming a police state where the “powers” of “justice” are used to destroy dissent and to influence and possibly steal elections.

https://youtu.be/GiU09Mhqt1s?si=bTdMZn0xbwNXdA5O

Here is the monologue in full so you can hear it for yourself.  (Trigger warning!  Some from the left screamed that I was using “threatening language!”  I have to wonder if those saying such gibberish actually watched it or just took someone’s mischaracterization and served their whine without the cheese?

The obvious point is that if the current government continues to abuse power by arresting and criminalizing those who disagree or oppose the banana republic dictator-like tactics of Biden’s police state, that same government will only grow worse in its abuse of power until it won’t even pretend to have honest elections and will just perpetuate power at gunpoint.  It’s how dictatorships operate. 

If a sitting President can defeat or worse prevent his opponent from running by corrupt police powers, then those who refuse to bow their knee to the Baal of big government and tyranny will be disenfranchised from voting and told what to do from the barrel of a gun.  It’s already happening.  A pro-life Dad in Nashville taken at gunpoint and handcuffed in front of his children by gun-toting SWAT team because he protested at an abortion clinic.  A man in NW Arkansas was arrested at gunpoint at his home 2 ½ years AFTER he merely attended the January 6 Capitol protest and even had his personal Liberty safe opened by the FBI with cooperation with Liberty Safe company despite the fact that he did not break into any offices, assault anyone, or vandalize anything.  White House Economic Advisor Peter Navarro was arrested at gunpoint and put in handcuffs and leg shackles as he was boarding an airplane to travel to Nashville to be a guest on my TV show.  He just this week was “convicted” of “contempt of Congress” and threated with prison time.  (Remember when then Attorney General Eric “Wingman for Obama” Holder was charged with contempt of Congress?  NOTHING happened to him.  NOTHING.) 

Fortunately, not every journalist is brain-dead and saw my message accurately, like Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire:

https://www.mediamatters.org/michael-knowles/daily-wires-michael-knowles-warns-likelihood-civil-war-much-higher-if-trump-kept

Don’t be naïve.  Half of America is under assault for believing that we should have secure borders, safe cities and streets, protection of innocent human life, penalties for violent criminals, laws that treat Hunter and Hillary the same as any other criminals, and that we SHOULD put America first.  If you believe there are only 2 genders and that parents and not governments should have authority over your child, you are a threat to this regime.  If you believe we should worship the Creator instead of the Created by bowing to the “climate czars” like John Kerry and Al Gore, you have a target on your back. 

I stand by every word I said.  And I really do fear for the future of my beloved America.


9/11 Stories Worth Reading…

Here’s the video of this morning’s 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City…

https://www.youtube.com/live/tXmM0Ip-1Uc?si=kbbSK9IZ0lBFWcfW

Breitbart News compiled a visual history of 9/11 images. Warning: these include disturbing photos and videos that will bring back very painful memories.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/11/9-11-a-visual-history/

 

Navy SEAL and best-selling author Jack Carr reflects on all the people who didn’t see 9/11 coming and who’ve spent the past 20 years “failing upward” into positions of power and influence where they also failed to plan for the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/jack-carrs-take-9-11-terror-attacks-hope-lessons-afghanistan

 


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Remembering 911

September 11, 2023

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, attacks, the deadliest attacks on America in history. Those of us who were alive then will never forget that morning, when we woke up and felt we must still be asleep and having a nightmare. 

First, a passenger jet slammed into the World Trade Center, and there was some thought it might be a horrific aviation disaster. But when it happened again, there was no denying that America was under attack, and in a way that we had never seen before: by an enemy so ruthless and fanatical that they would destroy a skyscraper filled with innocent people, using a plane filled with innocent people as a weapon, and who were such zealots that they would sacrifice their own lives just to kill as many people as possible.

Those of us who were there will never forget the grief, horror and confusion. For months afterward, we felt a tinge of alarm whenever a plane flew overhead at a low altitude.

America learned a very hard lesson that day about the hollowness of the comforting delusion that all cultures were basically like us and held the same peaceful, tolerant values. We also learned hard lessons from some of the wrongheaded reactions to the attack, like the willingness to trade our freedom for a (false) sense of security. To this day, airline travel is still an intrusive, time-wasting ordeal, and has all that TSA groping and probing and throwing away of our shampoo ever stopped a single attempted terrorist hijacking?

Yet we also seem to have forgotten most of the lessons we learned from 9/11 and its aftermath. When COVID struck, many people were more than willing to hand over even more of their Constitutionally-protected freedoms to the government in exchange for false promises of safety.

In the aftermath of 9/11, we put aside our differences and united around our common heritage, humanity and values as Americans. For instance, people in Texas stood in long lines to donate blood to help victims in New York City. There was none of today’s red/blue animosity and division, some of which is organic due to differing beliefs, but much of which is ginned up by politicians, activists and media figures whose own power increases when they can divide us and pit us against each other.  This is why Darryl Worley wrote a new version of his 9/11 anthem, “Have You Forgotten?” It’s called “Have We Forgotten?”

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/darryl-worley

Another forgotten lesson: even though it took just 19 hijackers to carry out 9/11 and kill nearly 3,000 people, our President has thrown open our border, allowing millions of unvetted people to come streaming in from all over the world, including many whom we know are on terror watch lists. That same President recently handed Afghanistan back to the same terrorists who gave sanctuary to the plotters of 9/11, and left them a huge trove of our military equipment in the bargain. And word is that his Administration is cutting a deal with the 9/11 architects to save them from the death penalty.

As hard as it is for those of us who lived through 9/11 to fathom how any Americans could tolerate this, we must remember that 9/11 was 22 years ago. That means there’s now an entire generation of young adults who have no personal memories of 9/11. They grew up in a virtual police state that focuses more on infringing on the rights of citizens than fighting terrorists, with schools teaching that America is the source of all evil, and with social media telling them that treasured Western values like privacy rights, free speech and personal freedom are obsolete.

That’s why, as hard as it may be to relive that darkest day in US history, it’s important to teach your children what happened and why, because it will be up to them to make sure it never happens again, and those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I urge you, if your children are old enough to understand it without being traumatized, that you take them to a 9/11 commemoration or watch one on TV with them. Or visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York, or the new 9/11 Remembered Traveling Memorial. On this weekend’s “Huckabee,” I interviewed its founder, Erick Robertson. You can watch that here, and find a link to the traveling memorial site where you can invite it to visit your town.  

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/erick-robertson

On this 9/11 anniversary, let’s remember that time when all Americans put aside our differences and came together to save America. Let’s mourn the dead, remember the heroes and reflect on what we all have in common and what makes America the greatest nation on Earth, the one that is still under relentless attack by the enemies of freedom but is strong, resolute and resilient enough to withstand any blow, come back and win.

“Now, at what point do you have a prosecutor arrested?”

That was the question from bestselling author and DILBERT creator Scott Adams on Saturday after learning that Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis had ignored evidence that the alternate GOP slate of electors had not been trying to fraudulently replace the original slate.  As we reported last week, the minutes of the December 14, 2020, meeting of these alternates clearly proves that they weren’t out to commit election fraud, only to be ready with GOP electors in the event that a recount in Georgia turned the election to Trump.  Willis disregarded this clear exoneration and indicted these individuals, anyway.

In Willis’ indictments, not to mention the countless media reports about the case, the alternates have been falsely branded “fake electors.”  We’ve even seen this in conservative media.

“Now, if somebody was going to pretend they were the legitimate electors, that would look pretty bad,” Adams said on “Coffee With Scott Adams,” his daily podcast.  “Wouldn’t it?  Turns out, that’s not the case.”  As you know, Willis had in her possession the minutes from the official vote-counting meeting in which members went on the record clarifying, very directly, what they were and were not doing with this alternate slate of electors.  “Their intentions clearly stated that they were not going to be fake electors,” Adams said.  “They were gonna be sort of like back-up...placeholders in case needed.”

Exactly:  they were placeholders, not a replacement.  “A replacement would look like an insurrection,” Adams said, and indeed it would.  “Alternates, while you sort out what’s real, just looks like being prepared for all outcomes.”  And that was the idea.  As you know, there’s even legal precedent for having a slate of alternates, set by the state of Hawaii during the razor-thin Kennedy-Nixon count.

“So they’re being charged with the thing that the documents clearly showed they were not trying to do,” Adams said.  “They were trying to do something legal, and not that thing they’re being charged with.”

It’s “super, super obvious” they’re innocent, he said, yet Willis apparently suppressed the evidence that would prove it.

(FYI, there have been a number of liberal media “fact-checks” about how Georgia is totally different from Hawaii in 1960, but I suspect none of them knew there was exculpatory evidence being hidden that shows it was actually not different. Or if they did know, they didn’t care.)

One might think that, oh, maybe she and her team of assistants weren’t aware of that one particular document in the file of thousands and thousands of pages when she criminally indicted these people in a “fake electors” scheme.  Gosh, maybe it was just an oversight on her part, an honest mistake.  But if that were the case, Willis should already have dropped the charges and apologized profusely to these innocent people.

Since that hasn’t happened, we may safely conclude that “honest” has got nothin’ to do with it --- that Willis is deliberately trying to railroad some innocent people who were just trying to do their duty as specified in the Constitution.  She’ll hold onto that case like a dog with a bone, no matter how obvious it is that she’s abusing the system in a way that would make Stalin proud.

So, if she suppressed the evidence that exonerates them, shouldn’t she be in jail already?  YES.

Adams tried putting the “fog of war” standard on what we’re seeing, suggesting she might have had a legitimate reason for what she did.  We see a reason, all right, but it’s not legitimate.  And Adams gets a similar sense of what she did, saying that “based on what we’ve seen so far, it would look like she’s just a criminal.”

And that brings us full circle, to the original question; namely, at what point do you have a prosecutor arrested?  By coincidence, Sunday’s episode of LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN was dedicated to the question of whether this DA is accountable to anyone as she interferes with a federal election, charges federal officials and coordinates with DC.  First, here’s criminal defense attorney David Schoen…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336940773112

But Schoen doesn’t specify how to deal with a DA who is out of control.  We’re looking into that ourselves, but in the meantime, Levin also spoke with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio about the fact that without Congress, there would be no district attorney’s office, or special counsel, or DOJ.  (Reminds me of the old Bill Cosby line, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”)  We have to stick together as a party, he said, to stop them.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336850537112

 

 

RELATED POINT:  Scott Adams spoke about his earlier tweeting (X-ing?) on Saturday that “when Republicans are wrong, that’s the whole story, but when Democrats are wrong, most of the time it’s because their own team ran a sophisticated op to brainwash them.”  He said, “I’ve never met a Democrat who’s aware of that.  Have you?”

What a fabulous observation: “I’ve never met a Democrat who was aware that their own team runs serial hoaxes on THEM.”

“They don’t work as well on Republicans because Republicans know what’s happening,” he said.

“But the Democrats seem to be completely unaware that their team is running ops on them.”  This seems to be happening on only one side, “and the reason would be that only one side controls enough of the media that you can come up with an op that the media will support.”

Adams observed that the Democrat Party is running ops on their supporters “all the time --- it’s nonstop.”  It’s constant brainwashing that they don’t know is happening at all.

“It’s impressive in its own way,” he said lightly before moving on to another subject.  It strikes us that a more appropriate word would be “OP-pressive,” as it’s the antithesis of a free country with an independent media.  But it certainly does explain a lot, such as every hoax that has been perpetrated against Trump (that’s a long list!) and now Fani Willis’ shocking abuse of power against him and his supporters.

This episode of “Coffee With Scott Adams” is particularly good.  The observations discussed above comes in at about the 20-minute point.  Afterwards, Adams talks about the “tells” people use when they’re experiencing cognitive dissonance and desperately need a comeback to protect themselves.  (Cognitive dissonance is when someone’s comfortable bubble gets poked by some truth.)  As you might have seen, people are amazingly skilled at deflection and straw man arguments.  Just mention something --- anything --- good about Trump, pop the popcorn and watch the fun begin.  Here’s the entire podcast…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8UHK23bqNg

Bill O’Reilly, in a great column this Sunday called “The Sting,” elaborated on this irrational hatred that’s been created towards Trump.  First, he outlined Trump’s impressive resume for the first years of his presidency --- a strong economy, good border containment, no new wars, ISIS decimated, Xi and Putin relatively contained.

“But there is scant national reporting of it,” O’Reilly wrote.  “Instead, salacious charges of corruption involving Russia dominated headlines for two years” before and during Trump’s term.  The Russia Hoax.  “A Special Counsel is appointed to investigate.  His report says there is no corruption.  The national media do not celebrate.”

Consequently, millions of people will disagree with O’Reilly’s positive analysis and continue to “hate” Trump.  The only reason for this that O’Reilly would term as “valid” (and we would say its validity is debatable) is the “colossal Trump-driven fiasco after the 2020 election.”  But as O’Reilly readily acknowledged, the “get-Trump” movement started long before that; in fact, it started at the very beginning of his first run for President, with the liberal media marching in lock-step to protect Hillary.

O’Reilly was conveying in different words what Scott Adams said about the psy-ops being run by Democrats on Democrats:  that the “news agencies are openly currently supporting President Biden by hiding his deficiencies and alleged corruption.  The leftist media is also cheerleading the legal cases against Trump without a shred of balance or skepticism.”

“Honest, balanced reporting and news analysis are on the endangered species list,” O’Reilly wrote.  “The scorpions who control most media companies are more driven than ever to impose progressive policies and get pliable people like Biden and Kamala elected.”

The result:  in O’Reilly’s words, “a lot of power and money is being used to prop up incompetence and corruption.”  We see it now all around us, every day.  Can the media really dress up this pig enough to sell it once again?  It’s hard to imagine they can after witnessing Biden’s horrifying, near-incoherent struggle on his Vietnam trip…

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/10/biden-goes-over-the-edge-in-vietnam-with-softballs-confusion-and-dog-faced-pony-soldiers-n2163634

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/10/even-the-liberal-press-noticed-how-insane-bidens-vietnam-presser-was-and-democrats-are-stuck-n2163649

...and growing evidence of his financial corruption and dishonesty, but we shall see.

https://www.billoreilly.com/b/The-Sting/-286406884029567455.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=staff_column

My Last Show Monologue

September 10, 2023

My monologue on my TBN show “Huckabee” last week got a LOT of attention from the loony left who missed the obvious point of my message, which is not surprising.  For people who often have Ivy League degrees, they aren’t that smart, and they typically see things from their myopic lens of elitist snobbery.  In this case, they totally failed to comprehend that under the Biden regime, America is becoming a police state where the “powers” of “justice” are used to destroy dissent and to influence and possibly steal elections.

Here is the monologue in full so you can hear it for yourself.  (Trigger warning!  Some from the left screamed that I was using “threatening language!”  I have to wonder if those saying such gibberish actually watched it or just took someone’s mischaracterization and served their whine without the cheese?

The obvious point is that if the current government continues to abuse power by arresting and criminalizing those who disagree or oppose the banana republic dictator-like tactics of Biden’s police state, that same government will only grow worse in its abuse of power until it won’t even pretend to have honest elections and will just perpetuate power at gunpoint.  It’s how dictatorships operate. 

If a sitting President can defeat or worse prevent his opponent from running by corrupt police powers, then those who refuse to bow their knee to the Baal of big government and tyranny will be disenfranchised from voting and told what to do from the barrel of a gun.  It’s already happening.  A pro-life Dad in Nashville taken at gunpoint and handcuffed in front of his children by gun-toting SWAT team because he protested at an abortion clinic.  A man in NW Arkansas was arrested at gunpoint at his home 2 ½ years AFTER he merely attended the January 6 Capitol protest and even had his personal Liberty safe opened by the FBI with cooperation with Liberty Safe company despite the fact that he did not break into any offices, assault anyone, or vandalize anything.  White House Economic Advisor Peter Navarro was arrested at gunpoint and put in handcuffs and leg shackles as he was boarding an airplane to travel to Nashville to be a guest on my TV show.  He just this week was “convicted” of “contempt of Congress” and threated with prison time.  (Remember when then Attorney General Eric “Wingman for Obama” Holder was charged with contempt of Congress?  NOTHING happened to him.  NOTHING.) 

Watch my monologue: https://youtu.be/GiU09Mhqt1s

Fortunately, not every journalist is brain-dead and saw my message accurately, like Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire:

https://www.mediamatters.org/michael-knowles/daily-wires-michael-knowles-warns-likelihood-civil-war-much-higher-if-trump-kept

Don’t be naïve.  Half of America is under assault for believing that we should have secure borders, safe cities and streets, protection of innocent human life, penalties for violent criminals, laws that treat Hunter and Hillary the same as any other criminals, and that we SHOULD put America first.  If you believe there are only 2 genders and that parents and not governments should have authority over your child, you are a threat to this regime.  If you believe we should worship the Creator instead of the Created by bowing to the “climate czars” like John Kerry and Al Gore, you have a target on your back. 

I stand by every word I said.  And I really do fear for the future of my beloved America.

9/11/2023

September 10, 2023

Because they recall a time of great national unity, Monday’s commemorations of the 911 attacks may seem remote even for Americans who vividly recall those horrific tableaus. The 20-somethings now assuming adult responsibilities were first insulated from those grim realities by youth, then further sequestered by an educational establishment that considers American militarism, materialism and white privilege the only true evils worth opposing.

As a retired Army officer with a highly improbable second career as an on-air military analyst with NBC News, I was directly involved in the immediate reporting and aftermath of 911. After I rushed headlong into our northwest Washington studios, bureau chief Tim Russert briefly sat me down to stress repeatedly that our reporting needed to be limited to hard facts, however grim they might be. “Colonel, most of our audience has never seen a war, much less one hitting their own neighborhoods. So let’s try to help them get through this.”

That was good advice but, in the days and weeks that followed, my most serious error came when I relied on my own experience instead of reporting Tim Russert’s cold, hard facts. Quickly glossing over the last half-century, I confidently assured the national audience that attacking our homeland and producing over three thousand deaths would surely result in our first formal declaration of war since Pearl Harbor. It didn’t happen of course, a point on which the extensive memoirs of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice conclusively agree.

In fact, the most remarkable thing about such a fundamental point of national strategy was that the high-level councils of Bush ’43 never seem to have considered how they might mobilize the American people for what quickly became the War on Terror. Instead, ordinary citizens were asked to pray for peace while being dispatched to the shopping malls, favored vacation hideaways, university paper mills and, most tellingly, the airports (where newly-recruited TSA agents harassed ever-growing lines of long-suffering passengers.)

But rather than sending our precious offspring into combat, the wars of 911 would be fought principally by Other People’s Kids, i.e., the volunteer Army and the Reserves. Sadly, the tyranny of the numbers often meant deploying our grunts to those hellholes on multiple combat tours. Perhaps overcome by his own eloquence while promising retaliation at Ground Zero, the younger President Bush seemed to ignore one of the principal lessons of Vietnam and most strategy primers: that you don’t send in the troops before the Nation is firmly committed to war. But two of his principal advisors, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, had helped to create the all-volunteer force back during the Ford administration. Surely our superbly trained and equipped professional military could now meet the challenges of 911? Even if those wars endured for over 20 years while the children of the elites stayed home?

However, it wasn’t supposed to be that way. I witnessed that now forgotten bit of history while working directly for the Army senior leadership as the Berlin Wall fell and we trussed up the resulting “peace dividend” like a Thanksgiving turkey. We had won the Cold War with a standing Army of just over 780,000 active-duty soldiers; it would now be reduced to under 500,000 while the Reserves stood by as a cadre force and hedge against future wars. But since history had stopped, only peace was expected. Pointedly ignored was an ancient Roman axiom, “Si vis pacem, para Bellum,” (“If you would have peace, then prepare for war.”)

What no one noticed back then was that the legislation which in 1972 created the All-Volunteer Force was effectively coupled in 1973 with the momentous change in national policy that became infamous as Roe versus Wade. In just over 12 months: military service had been downgraded from the long-standing obligation of citizenship to just another career choice. Similarly, the Holocaust of the Unborn guaranteed that our future manpower requirements would inevitably be dwarfed and overrun by our most likely adversaries.

No wonder that our all-volunteer force has fallen on hard times, due to the scarcity of qualified volunteers capable of meeting recruiting standards already in permanent and precipitous decline. Today, fewer than half of one percent of Americans ever deign to wear their country’s uniform and who can blame them? We have effectively created a sealed and segregated military establishment that marches to the dubious rhythms of political correctness and the uncertain trumpets that systematically trash our most sacred values.

Colonel (Ret.) Ken Allard is a former West Point professor, Dean of the National War College and NBC News on-air military analyst.

 

For the past few days, legal analyst Margot Cleveland has been focusing like a laser beam on breaking news in the Hunter Biden case and Biden family financial scandal.

On Tuesday, she had an exclusive story about emails showing the FBI leaked a fake story to THE NEW YORK TIMES, as one step in a plan to spoon-feed them to Delaware U.S. Attorney/Special Counsel David Weiss.  Gosh, it’s just like old times, when corrupt Crossfire Hurricane agents leaked stories to the media about Trump and Russia.  Recall how, in a strategy called “circular reporting,” those stories in the media were used by the FBI as confirmation of their suspicions.  Here it is again.

In December 2020, they leaked to the NYT that Rudy Giuliani was the source of claims of corruption against the Bidens (as if that alone were enough to discredit such evidence).  The NYT story portrayed then-U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, whom then-Attorney General Bill Barr had tasked with screening all new material relating to Ukraine, as a partisan hack out to get the Bidens, and falsely said Brady had pushed the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office to investigate them based on material provided by Giulani.

But the FBI had to know Giuliani was not the source, because the bribery allegations had come from their own very credible “confidential human source” (CHS), whose allegations about Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky saying he’d paid $10 million to two Bidens were immortalized in a now-public “1023.”  The FBI had leaked the story that Giuliani was behind the bribery claim right after news broke that Hunter was being investigated by the IRS.

It took Sen. Chuck Grassley releasing the unredacted parts of that “1023” this year to confirm that the Biden bribery story had come from a credible FBI source --- NOT Rudy Giuliani.

Doesn’t the NY TIMES ever get tired of reporting lies and furthering the cause of liars?  They seem to take great pride in that work, having won awards for it.  The reporters who won a Pulitzer for their false  reporting on Trump/Russia “collusion” probably take turns polishing and displaying it.

It wasn’t until this year that we learned, through IRS whistleblower testimony and statements from former Attorney General Bill Barr, that Giuliani had NOT been the source.  And we know even more now through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project.  The never-before-seen emails this lawsuit turned up were shared exclusively with THE FEDERALIST.  And one particular email thread shows how the fake Giuliani story was passed to David Weiss.

An email dated December 11, 2020, and sent from the FBI Office of Public Affairs’ National Press Office to the FBI’s Baltimore Office forwarded the NYT article, which, as Cleveland reports, “spun evidence obtained by the Pittsburgh office as originating from Giuliani disinformation.”  The FBI in Baltimore were providing support to the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office investigating Hunter.  Sure enough, the email thread shows that within two hours, the link to the fake NYT story had been forwarded to a number of Baltimore agents, and from there to Weiss’ top agents, including Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf.  (Wolf has been implicated in what we have no problem calling obstruction in the Hunter case.)  The story was sent on to Weiss, and from Weiss to another member of the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office, name redacted.  Virtually everyone connected to the Hunter investigation ate up the fake Giuliani story with a spoon.

Cleveland suspects that some in the U.S. attorney’s office, such as Wolf, were well aware of the existence of the “1023” and the information in it but that the boss, Weiss, likely was in the dark.  Some in the Pennsylvania U.S. attorney’s office were apparently also kept ignorant of Hunter’s laptop by the Delaware office.

We don’t know whether Weiss knew these details or not, but the emails confirm he and other top officials were fed the fake NYT story about Giuliani being the source for the Hunter bribery allegations.  So, tracing it back, who at the FBI fed the fake story to willing scribes at the NYT?

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/05/exclusive-fbi-lies-about-highly-credible-source-claims-were-leaked-to-nyt-and-spoonfed-to-weiss/

Here’s another good write-up on her column…

https://trendingpoliticsnews.com/breaking-fbi-falsely-told-delaware-u-s-attorney-that-all-allegations-against-hunter-originated-from-rudy-giuliani-mstef/

In her piece the next day, Cleveland digs deeper, expanding on the idea that a few select DOJ and FBI agents buried the “1023” alleging Biden bribery.  When IRS lead investigator-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, he didn’t mention any “1023,” but in a later supplemental affidavit, he said that no one had provided it to him --- not the line IRS agents under his supervision, nor the FBI agents working with the IRS.  He also said that he and his team had requested that the team be included in the briefing (which would have included the “1023’) from the Pittsburgh office but were denied.  Weiss wasn’t present at that briefing, either.  Wolf apparently WAS there, and Cleveland strongly suggests she was trying to bury the Biden evidence.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/06/biden-bribery-breadcrumbs-leave-only-one-possible-conclusion-deep-state-partisans-buried-the-evidence/

In an update specifically on Hunter’s IRS case --- the gun and tax charges --- Cleveland suggests that Special Counsel Weiss is going to be just as soft on Hunter as U.S. Attorney Weiss was going to be.

Recall that Hunter’s hyper-aggressive legal team, led by Democrat powerhouse Abbe Lowell, was claiming the “sweetheart” deal (our word, not theirs) they’d tried to sneak past the judge in a pretrial diversion agreement had been agreed to and thus was in force, whether the judge liked it or not.  They continue to maintain this, in response to Judge Maryellen Norieka’s order last week for both parties to provide her with an update.

The government says the agreement was never executed.  (As Lucy of PEANUTS once said, “Peculiar thing about this signed document.  It was never notarized.”)  The defense says it was.  So the impasse remains; Cleveland has the details.

But I could save you some time and sum up this case as an inexcusable mess --- inexcusable because it’s taken five years to “investigate” and “prosecute (maybe)” Hunter on these few tax and gun charges (never mind bribery and money laundering), in what for you or me would be an open-and-shut case.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/07/while-weiss-pinky-swears-hell-indict-soon-hunter-biden-claims-cushy-gun-deal-still-grants-immunity/

As Cleveland explains, there’s no case law on this, “as the federal government has never entered into an agreement remotely resembling the deal offered to Hunter Biden.”  Judge Noreika will be deciding this case as “an issue of first impression.”  But the next step is for Special Counsel Weiss to obtain a grand jury indictment on the gun charge.  Weiss seems to be taking his sweet time, which suggests to Cleveland that Hunter is still getting the kid-glove treatment from him.

But whatever happens, or does not happen, to Hunter, we can agree that the most important part of this case is determining the involvement of then-Vice President Biden in his family’s financial exploits.  To that end, the House Oversight Committee posted evidence on Wednesday that in 2015, then-VP Biden worked with Hunter’s business partner Eric Schwerin on White House talking points related to the Burisma corruption scandal before personally signing off on them.  It looks as though Schwerin conveyed to the White House the exact quotes they wanted put into these.  Just a little service Burisma appears to have received for putting the Vice President’s son on its board.  Smart investment!

Chairman James Comer of Kentucky is “calling on the National Archives to provide complete and unredacted documents related to the Office of the Vice President colluding with the Biden family…”  REDSTATE has details on specifically what he’s asking for.

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2023/09/06/breaking-then-vp-bidens-colluded-with-hunters-business-partner-signed-off-on-burisma-talking-points-n2163471

Finally, let’s contrast Margot Cleveland’s lawyerly approach to the Biden scandal with the more emotional take in Victor Davis Hanson’s new piece for TOWNHALL.  With a variety of alleged felonies ranging from bribery to tax evasion, the frustrated Hanson says, the fact that Hunter hasn’t yet been prosecuted for anything is “scandalous.”  And he thinks Hunter, after years of trying to win love and respect from his family, is continuing his reckless behavior to send them a message:  that he will not be their fall guy.

“Biden is an embittered, angry son,” Hanson observes.  “As the Biden bagman for foreign shakedown cash, he did the dirty work and most risked the legal exposure that made all the Bidens rich.”  Hanson does not believe Hunter intends to go to prison “while the other exempt Bidens continue to enjoy their ill-gotten riches due to Hunter’s imaginative cons.”  He suspects this is the real reason why they moved Hunter into the White House and continue to keep him close.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2023/09/08/column-n2628142

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Mark, 11:25

 


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Outrageous verdict

In one of the most outrageous verdicts yet related to January 6th (and that’s really saying something), former Trump advisor Dr. Peter Navarro was found guilty of two criminal counts for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify in front of Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Kangaroo Kommittee.  Navarro, who was arrested at the airport as he was about to fly to Nashville to be on my TV show, was put in leg irons to humiliate him in public, and thrown into jail. And now he’s facing potential heavy fines and 30 days to a year in jail on each charge.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/rcna103790

Navarro eventually did make it to my show and explained what this was all about. You can see that interview here:

https://youtu.be/oenZ6VBtmZ8?si=nnZYjNG_xzdKbKTM

Bear in mind that Navarro refused to testify because President Trump told him to cite executive privilege. Also remember that this was an illegitimate committee, formed in violation of the requirements of its creation. It blocked questioning of witnesses by Republicans, allowed the airing of false evidence, and destroyed many hours of closed-door testimony. If anyone should be facing jail for actions involving that Kommittee, it’s the members themselves.

Navarro called the verdict “nuts,” but said he knew what it would be going in, and that he was another victim of the “weaponized Biden Justice Department.” One of his attorneys said, “This case is not over by a long shot.” They immediately moved for a mistrial, and failing that, will appeal. I with them the very best of luck.

If you think I’m just being a partisan Republican in calling this selective prosecution, then congratulations on being too young to remember Barack Obama’s Attorney General and “wing man,” Eric Holder, who cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over subpoenaed documents in the “Fast & Furious scandal” to Congress. He was charged with contempt of Congress, too. And what happened to him? Obama’s DOJ dismissed the threat to jail Holder as a “stunt,” and Judge Amy Berman Jackson (who later presided over trials of Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone) ruled the contempt motion against Holder to be “entirely unnecessary.”

In short, Holder really did show complete contempt for Congressional subpoenas, and skated away, thumbing his nose at Congress. Still want to lecture me about equal justice under the law?


Illegal immigration problems

I’ve written before about how the busing of a relative handful of the massive illegal immigrant invasion from red border states to blue “sanctuary” cities was dismissed as a joke, then denounced as “inhumane,” before finally being acknowledged as the most effective thing anyone has done so far to force leftists to face the dire consequences of their idiotic policies. Their hippy-dippy posturing about welcoming all, and how there “are no illegal human beings,” melted like an ice cream cone in the Texas heat once all those buses full of people started arriving to take them up on their insincere invitation.

Now, even the leaders of blue states and cities are screaming for federal aid and demanding to know what Biden is doing to stop the border invasion he caused (hint: not a darned thing – No border IS his border policy.) New York City Mayor Eric Adams just made headlines by warning that the 10,000 “migrants” a month that are arriving are going to “destroy New York City.” I’m sure Texas is thinking, “Try dealing with 100,000 a month and then we’ll talk.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mayor-eric-adams-predicts-migrant-crisis-will-destroy-new-york-city/ar-AA1gn8v4

Adams also warned that with all these people arriving from all over the world, “the city we knew, we’re about to lose.” This inspired a MUST-READ Twitter thread by Breitbart News writer John Hayward that absolutely eviscerates the hollow virtue-signaling of Democrat politicians and points out how any Republican who said what Adams did would have been branded a racist and xenophobe by the Democrats.

https://twitchy.com/brettt/2023/09/07/john-hayward-has-a-great-thread-about-xenophobic-mayor-eric-adams-n2386961  

(Remember when they called Trump a xenophobe just for trying to keep terrorists from coming here from the Middle East or COVID carriers from coming in from China? Now, Biden wears a mask sporadically even as he allows everyone with who-knows-what diseases to come streaming across our border.)   

The Babylon Bee also has a perfect satirical commentary on Adams’ sudden awakening to reality:

https://babylonbee.com/news/eric-adams-calls-texas-to-ask-if-they-have-any-more-of-those-cowboys-with-the-whips

The Border Patrol also doesn't approve of how Biden is forcing them not to do their job.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/09/07/border-patrol-agents-furiously-attack-biden-for-opening-border-n2628123

With blue states finally starting to suffer some of the consequences of their open border policies that they thought would be inflicted solely only on those bumpkin border states, and finding that it’s not so much fun, what is Biden’s solution? Not to restore Trump-era border security, Heaven forbid! No, this White House is reportedly considering imposing a “Remain in Texas” policy. Not “Remain in Mexico” (horrors!), but letting all the illegal aliens into Texas, then banning them from leaving and inconveniencing any blue states.

As Dave Barry says, I am not making this up:

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/07/biden-pursues-vindicitive-remain-in-texas-immigration-policy-as-the-statue-of-liberty-weeps-n2163551

Nice try, but I don’t think Gov. Abbott or any other border state Governor will abide by that. Besides, once they’re here, according to Democrat dogma, we have to treat them as if they’re US citizens, and US citizens have a traditional right to travel unimpeded between the states. The Democrats wouldn’t want to do anything to imply that there’s a legal difference between being a US citizen and being an illegal alien, would they?...


Bill Richardson passes

I don’t want to let this week pass without making mention of the death of former UN Ambassador, Energy Secretary and Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. He passed away at home in Massachusetts in his sleep at 75.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/former-new-mexico-gov-bill-richardson-dead-75

After leaving government, he founded the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, which worked to free hostages and political prisoners from foreign nations and supported their families. That work earned him several Nobel Peace Prize nominations. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers for Barbara Richardson, his wife of over 50 years, and his family.


Stories worth reading

I haven’t covered many of the stories raising objections to the COVID vaccines because (A.) I’m not a doctor or medical researcher, and (B.) it’s kind of pointless because if I link to them, this newsletter gets blocked and demonetized by gatekeepers like Google, so nobody will even see it (another good reason to subscribe to our Substack version.)  

https://govmikehuckabee.substack.com/subscribe

But since this story involves a major celebrity, maybe it will make it past the self-appointed censors. To minimize risk, I won’t describe it, I’ll just link to it and suggest you read it yourself.

https://www.westernjournal.com/megyn-kelly-regrets-getting-covid-vaccine-discovering-medical-issue-physical/

I also hope we won’t get flagged for sharing this completely accurate hard news report that a New York State Supreme Court Justice ruled in favor of 10 employees fired by the New York City Department of Education for refusing to take the COVID 19 vaccine. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyc-teachers-win-jobs-back-backpay-refusing-covid-19-vaccine

He found that there was “no rational basis” for the department’s denial of their request for religious accommodation, which was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable,” and that “each classroom teacher amongst the Panel Petitioners is entitled to a religious exemption from the Vaccine Mandate."  He ordered them all reinstated to their jobs with back pay.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t help the thousands of other New York teachers and education workers who lost their jobs for refusing to comply with the vaccine mandate. But it does set a precedent for future legal action, which must really needle the vaccine zealots.


Old saying

We’ve all heard the old saying that a conservative is a liberal who got mugged. Well, in this story, that’s exactly what happened…literally.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/dem-party-chairwoman-once-called-defund-police-carjacked-assaulted-minneapolis

Far-left Minnesota Democratic Party vice chairwoman Shivanthi Sathanandan was a proponent of defunding the police. We all know how that’s worked out, but she discovered it the hard way when four armed young male carjackers viciously assaulted her in front of her home and her children in broad daylight.

It resulted in severe injuries and a complete attitude adjustment. She issued a statement thanking the Minneapolis Police for coming to her rescue and demanding that the city “catch these young people who are running wild creating chaos across our city and HOLD THEM IN CUSTODY AND PROSECUTE THEM. PERIOD." Along with a photo of her bloody face, she added, "Look at my face. REMEMBER ME when you are thinking about supporting letting juveniles and young people out of custody to roam our streets instead of HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.” That's the sure sign of someone who's experienced the results of leftist policies: a furious social media post in ALL CAPS.

I am genuinely sorry that she had to suffer this and pray that her injuries heal fully and quickly. I also thank her for being so honest about her change of views, and I hope that it will inspire other people who have fallen for leftist delusions to see the light. And I hope other Democrats will just be mugged by reality without having to be mugged by thugs first.


UPDATE on the Georgia RICO case against Donald Trump:

He’s also now considering requesting a move to federal court, which would destroy DA Fani Willis’ dream of having a circus-like, four-month mass trial of 19 people on charges that are connected only in her fevered imagination.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-attorney-puts-judge-notice-new-court-filing-considering-bold-move/


Kudos to Gov. DeSantis

Kudos to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to tolerate a heckler who tried to push the slanderous leftist lie that he or all Republicans somehow bear responsibility for one racist nutjob going on a shooting rampage against black people.

https://www.westernjournal.com/desantis-torches-left-wing-reporter-will-not-let-accuse-criminal-activity/

It’s been said that advertising is the art of disconnecting the brain long enough to sell people something. For Democrats, “politics” has become the art of disconnecting the brains of their voters long enough to sell them the lie that Republicans are racists so that they’ll keep voting for politicians who are ruining their lives. The sycophant media may echo this garbage without question, but there’s no reason why Republicans have to keep quiet and let it be repeated as if it had any legitimacy.  

Besides, if the Republican Governor is personally responsible for every murder of a black Florida resident, then let’s start filing mass murder charges against all the Democrat office holders in Illinois for the virtual genocide of black residents of Chicago.

 


Must-Read:

Byron York in the Washington Examiner contrasts the way the Biden “Justice” Department made excuses and begged for leniency for violent BLM and Antifa rioters, claiming that they were frustrated and “a riot is the language of the unheard”…and the way they treat January 6th rioters (as well as protesters and even bystanders who didn’t riot at all) by painting them as terrorists and demanding decades of jail time.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/a-riot-is-the-language-of-the-unheard

Does anyone even wonder anymore why polls show so many Americans see the DOJ and the FBI as “Biden’s personal Gestapo”?

 


A jarring poll to Democrats

I always urge people to put no stock in any polls taken a looooong time before an election. But this particular poll must be so jarring to the Democrats – especially since it comes from their “see no evil” cheerleaders at CNN – that it could have major repercussions now. The poll found President Biden losing to every major GOP challenger (including Trump by 47-46%), except Ron DeSantis (tied 47-47%) and Vivek Ramaswamy (Biden leads 46-45%, but that’s well within the 3.6-point margin of error.) Nikki Haley does best, beating Biden by 49-43%.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-suffers-brutal-double-digit-loss-republican-nominee-new-cnn-poll/

In addition, 58% of respondents have an unfavorable impression of Biden, only 45% think he cares about people like them, 33% describe him as someone they’re proud to have as President, 28% say he inspires confidence, and 26% think has the stamina and mental sharpness to serve effectively. 61% believe he did have some involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings. Even among Democrats, two-thirds want a different candidate than Biden.

So while it is very early and polls are bound to change drastically, I'm wondering if this one might scare Democrats into changing the name of the Democrat candidate that will be appearing on future polls.


FBI fed David Weiss a fake Giuliani story they leaked to NY TIMES

For the past few days, legal analyst Margot Cleveland has been focusing like a laser beam on breaking news in the Hunter Biden case and Biden family financial scandal.

On Tuesday, she had an exclusive story about emails showing the FBI leaked a fake story to THE NEW YORK TIMES, as one step in a plan to spoon-feed them to Delaware U.S. Attorney/Special Counsel David Weiss.  Gosh, it’s just like old times, when corrupt Crossfire Hurricane agents leaked stories to the media about Trump and Russia.  Recall how, in a strategy called “circular reporting,” those stories in the media were used by the FBI as confirmation of their suspicions.  Here it is again.

In December 2020, they leaked to the NYT that Rudy Giuliani was the source of claims of corruption against the Bidens (as if that alone were enough to discredit such evidence).  The NYT story portrayed then-U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, whom then-Attorney General Bill Barr had tasked with screening all new material relating to Ukraine, as a partisan hack out to get the Bidens, and falsely said Brady had pushed the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office to investigate them based on material provided by Giulani.

But the FBI had to know Giuliani was not the source, because the bribery allegations had come from their own very credible “confidential human source” (CHS), whose allegations about Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky saying he’d paid $10 million to two Bidens were immortalized in a now-public “1023.”  The FBI had leaked the story that Giuliani was behind the bribery claim right after news broke that Hunter was being investigated by the IRS.

It took Sen. Chuck Grassley releasing the unredacted parts of that “1023” this year to confirm that the Biden bribery story had come from a credible FBI source --- NOT Rudy Giuliani.

Doesn’t the NY TIMES ever get tired of reporting lies and furthering the cause of liars?  They seem to take great pride in that work, having won awards for it.  The reporters who won a Pulitzer for their false  reporting on Trump/Russia “collusion” probably take turns polishing and displaying it.

It wasn’t until this year that we learned, through IRS whistleblower testimony and statements from former Attorney General Bill Barr, that Giuliani had NOT been the source.  And we know even more now through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project.  The never-before-seen emails this lawsuit turned up were shared exclusively with THE FEDERALIST.  And one particular email thread shows how the fake Giuliani story was passed to David Weiss.

An email dated December 11, 2020, and sent from the FBI Office of Public Affairs’ National Press Office to the FBI’s Baltimore Office forwarded the NYT article, which, as Cleveland reports, “spun evidence obtained by the Pittsburgh office as originating from Giuliani disinformation.”  The FBI in Baltimore were providing support to the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office investigating Hunter.  Sure enough, the email thread shows that within two hours, the link to the fake NYT story had been forwarded to a number of Baltimore agents, and from there to Weiss’ top agents, including Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf.  (Wolf has been implicated in what we have no problem calling obstruction in the Hunter case.)  The story was sent on to Weiss, and from Weiss to another member of the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office, name redacted.  Virtually everyone connected to the Hunter investigation ate up the fake Giuliani story with a spoon.

Cleveland suspects that some in the U.S. attorney’s office, such as Wolf, were well aware of the existence of the “1023” and the information in it but that the boss, Weiss, likely was in the dark.  Some in the Pennsylvania U.S. attorney’s office were apparently also kept ignorant of Hunter’s laptop by the Delaware office.

We don’t know whether Weiss knew these details or not, but the emails confirm he and other top officials were fed the fake NYT story about Giuliani being the source for the Hunter bribery allegations.  So, tracing it back, who at the FBI fed the fake story to willing scribes at the NYT?

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/05/exclusive-fbi-lies-about-highly-credible-source-claims-were-leaked-to-nyt-and-spoonfed-to-weiss/

Here’s another good write-up on her column…

https://trendingpoliticsnews.com/breaking-fbi-falsely-told-delaware-u-s-attorney-that-all-allegations-against-hunter-originated-from-rudy-giuliani-mstef/

In her piece the next day, Cleveland digs deeper, expanding on the idea that a few select DOJ and FBI agents buried the “1023” alleging Biden bribery.  When IRS lead investigator-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, he didn’t mention any “1023,” but in a later supplemental affidavit, he said that no one had provided it to him --- not the line IRS agents under his supervision, nor the FBI agents working with the IRS.  He also said that he and his team had requested that the team be included in the briefing (which would have included the “1023’) from the Pittsburgh office but were denied.  Weiss wasn’t present at that briefing, either.  Wolf apparently WAS there, and Cleveland strongly suggests she was trying to bury the Biden evidence.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/06/biden-bribery-breadcrumbs-leave-only-one-possible-conclusion-deep-state-partisans-buried-the-evidence/

In an update specifically on Hunter’s IRS case --- the gun and tax charges --- Cleveland suggests that Special Counsel Weiss is going to be just as soft on Hunter as U.S. Attorney Weiss was going to be.

Recall that Hunter’s hyper-aggressive legal team, led by Democrat powerhouse Abbe Lowell, was claiming the “sweetheart” deal (our word, not theirs) they’d tried to sneak past the judge in a pretrial diversion agreement had been agreed to and thus was in force, whether the judge liked it or not.  They continue to maintain this, in response to Judge Maryellen Norieka’s order last week for both parties to provide her with an update.

The government says the agreement was never executed.  (As Lucy of PEANUTS once said, “Peculiar thing about this signed document.  It was never notarized.”)  The defense says it was.  So the impasse remains; Cleveland has the details.

But I could save you some time and sum up this case as an inexcusable mess --- inexcusable because it’s taken five years to “investigate” and “prosecute (maybe)” Hunter on these few tax and gun charges (never mind bribery and money laundering), in what for you or me would be an open-and-shut case.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/07/while-weiss-pinky-swears-hell-indict-soon-hunter-biden-claims-cushy-gun-deal-still-grants-immunity/

As Cleveland explains, there’s no case law on this, “as the federal government has never entered into an agreement remotely resembling the deal offered to Hunter Biden.”  Judge Noreika will be deciding this case as “an issue of first impression.”  But the next step is for Special Counsel Weiss to obtain a grand jury indictment on the gun charge.  Weiss seems to be taking his sweet time, which suggests to Cleveland that Hunter is still getting the kid-glove treatment from him.

But whatever happens, or does not happen, to Hunter, we can agree that the most important part of this case is determining the involvement of then-Vice President Biden in his family’s financial exploits.  To that end, the House Oversight Committee posted evidence on Wednesday that in 2015, then-VP Biden worked with Hunter’s business partner Eric Schwerin on White House talking points related to the Burisma corruption scandal before personally signing off on them.  It looks as though Schwerin conveyed to the White House the exact quotes they wanted put into these.  Just a little service Burisma appears to have received for putting the Vice President’s son on its board.  Smart investment!

Chairman James Comer of Kentucky is “calling on the National Archives to provide complete and unredacted documents related to the Office of the Vice President colluding with the Biden family…”  REDSTATE has details on specifically what he’s asking for.

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2023/09/06/breaking-then-vp-bidens-colluded-with-hunters-business-partner-signed-off-on-burisma-talking-points-n2163471

Finally, let’s contrast Margot Cleveland’s lawyerly approach to the Biden scandal with the more emotional take in Victor Davis Hanson’s new piece for TOWNHALL.  With a variety of alleged felonies ranging from bribery to tax evasion, the frustrated Hanson says, the fact that Hunter hasn’t yet been prosecuted for anything is “scandalous.”  And he thinks Hunter, after years of trying to win love and respect from his family, is continuing his reckless behavior to send them a message:  that he will not be their fall guy.

“Biden is an embittered, angry son,” Hanson observes.  “As the Biden bagman for foreign shakedown cash, he did the dirty work and most risked the legal exposure that made all the Bidens rich.”  Hanson does not believe Hunter intends to go to prison “while the other exempt Bidens continue to enjoy their ill-gotten riches due to Hunter’s imaginative cons.”  He suspects this is the real reason why they moved Hunter into the White House and continue to keep him close.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2023/09/08/column-n2628142


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Why 2024 Might be the LAST ELECTION Decided by BALLOTS

Do you know how political opponents to those in power are dealt with in 3rd World dictatorships, banana republics, and communist regimes?  Simple—the people in power use their police agencies to arrest their opponents for made up crimes in an attempt to discredit them, bankrupt them, imprison them or exile them, or all of the above.  And if you are paying attention, you may not realize that Joe Biden is usually exactly those tactics to make sure Donald Trump is not his opponent in 2024. 

This kind of thuggery at taxpayer expense is not supposed to happen in the United States.  We are supposed to be a nation of laws and not a nation of powerful people.  But the Biden administration is in full melt-down mode to hide the money-laundering, influence peddling, and outright bribery that Joe, his son Hunter, and their associates have been conducting for well over a decade that has enriched them to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. It has been exposed by numerous sources ranging from former business associates who knew first hand of the corruption as well as government whistleblowers who came forward after witnessing the so-called Justice Department, IRS, FBI, and the Attorney General himself all conspiring to hide the Biden family crimes while all the time being obsessed with charging Donald Trump with crimes that even liberal, Democrat, and Never Trumper constitutional scholars such as Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley assert are not crimes at all.  In fact they and other objective legal scholars are appalled by the attempt to smear Trump at any cost while seeing members of the Biden team feverishly try to destroy Donald Trump in the courthouse rather than at the ballot box.

If these tactics end up working to keep Trump from winning or even running in 2024, it will be the last American election that will be decided by ballots rather than bullets.  I know there are a dozen or so other Republican candidates wanting to be the GOP nominee next year, and most of them were on the stage last week to audition for the job, but if you watched what was more a game show than a substantive debate, you realized that none of them have the gravitas of Donald Trump and none could likely be as tough in staring down the enemy and moving this country forward with America First policies that will restore our energy independence, secure our borders, stop the runaway inflation that Joe Biden has inflicted upon us, and stand up forcefully and effectively to foreign enemies rather than making dirty money by taking their bribes and then not even paying taxes on it. 

YOU don’t get to make illegal money dealing with China, Russia and Ukraine and then hide that income from the government!  This is an administration that wants to hire 87,000 IRS agent to come after you, but ignore that the President and his crooked, drug addicted son are making millions off the worst and most dangerous countries on the planet and neither reporting it or paying their “fair share” of taxes on it. 

Here’s something that won’t surprise you—the media is in on it as well.  They are willing and complicit partners in crime by lying about Donald Trump and simultaneously hiding Joe Biden from any accountability for his using the office of Vice President as his personal business account and transportation company to jet him and his family members around the globe to collect checks from foreign government-tied businesses. 

We hope and pray that as the unmistakable facts continue to dribble out about the corruption, the equally corrupt media will finally grow a backbone and a brain, and that even some Democrat lawmakers will have all they can stomach of this disgusting abuse of power.

If these things didn’t affect you, maybe you could afford to keep quiet.  But it IS affecting you.  Due to the Bidenomics of high inflation and reduced wages, the average American is losing over $700 per month from what they had before Joe Biden entered the White House.  $700 a month in lost purchasing power!  That’s over $8400 per year that you’ve lost.  I’m pretty sure you could use $8400 this year that the government has taken from you in their incompetent mismanagement of the economy.  Next year, you can do something about it.  You can vote these people out and make noise about what they are doing to our country.  Or you can stay silent, sleep through it, and kiss your money and your country goodbye.  I prefer to stand up, speak up, and vote out every politician from either party who refuses to uphold the Constitution, serve the people fairly and evenly and who seek to profit from foreign dirty money!


The Miracle of Bidenomics 1!

One of the many things that President Biden inexplicably brags about is the notion that he personally reduced the deficit more than any President in history. That’s based on the fact that the deficit was jacked up to historically high levels during the pandemic to keep the economy afloat. It dropped from $2.8 trillion in 2021 to less than $1 trillion in 2022 because the pandemic relief spending ended, not because of anything Biden did. A more reasonable comparison would be to compare today’s deficits to those before the pandemic (Hint: a trillion-dollar deficit used to be considered heart-attack inducing, not a sign of fiscal restraint.)

But now, something strange is happening. Rick Moran of PJ Media reports (by way of the Washington Post, which is behind a paywall) that despite no more emergency spending, low unemployment and the economy growing, at least a little, the deficit is once again rising. It’s expected to double between 2022 and 2023.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/09/05/u-s-deficit-explodes-from-1-trillion-to-2-trillion-despite-economic-growth-n1724553

A Harvard economics professor says this situation is “truly stunning,” there’s “never been anything like it,” and he called it “weird” and “freakish.” So what could possibly be causing it?

If you guessed that the deficit is rising because the government is spending money at an even faster rate than it’s coming in (16% higher spending than last year with a 7% drop in revenue), congratulations! You’re smarter than a Harvard economics professor!


The Miracle of Bidenomics 2!

Defaults on car loans and credit card debt is now at a 10-year high. Expect President Biden to take credit for creating lots of jobs for repo men.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2023/09/05/credit-card-and-car-loan-defaults-hit-10-year-high-as-bidenomics-continues-path-of-destruction-n2163446

That link also includes a list of five lies the Democrats are telling about the economy. One is about the deficit falling, as mentioned above. Another is the claim that under Biden, we’re on the path to record oil and gas production. No. But a new study by a University of Chicago economist found that if Biden had just left Trump’s energy policies in place, we’d be generating about 2 million more barrels of oil a day. As for the whopper about gas prices falling, well, they are down from the record highs of $5 a gallon, but as of today, Triple A reports that the average cost of a gallon of regular gas is $3.81. When Trump left office, it was $2.49.


Headline of the Day! From Redstate.com:

“Elon Musk Declares War on Anti-Defamation League; Announces Defamation Lawsuit.”

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/09/05/elon-musk-declares-war-on-anti-defamation-league-announces-defamation-lawsuit-n2163443

You might wonder why the Anti-Defamation League would be accused of defamation, so these articles should bring you up to speed. It’s no longer your parents’ ADL.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/09/i-was-speaking-out-against-adl-before-it-was-cool-to-speak-out-against-adl/

At that link, law professor William A. Jacobson, a longtime fighter against anti-Semitism and now opponent of the ADL, explains how the group “betrayed its mission” since being taken over by CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. As he describes it, the ADL is exploiting anti-Semitism the same way the SPLC exploits racism, using false accusations to promote leftist political agendas and bully people.

And this article explains why it is not anti-Semitic to sue the Anti-Defamation League for defamation...

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/09/no-elon-musk-isnt-anti-semitic-because-he-threatened-a-lawsuit-against-the-anti-defamation-league/


Fake News Round-up!

The leftist site The Daily Beast was forced to publish an embarrassing editor’s note after claiming that a Real America’s Voice interview with Donald Trump was actually with an AI impostor. Not only was it really Trump, but the Daily Beast admitted that quotes about the story attributed to the owner of Real America’s Voice were removed because the person they quoted was apparently an impostor.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-outlet-forced-publish-editors-note-being-duped-fake-trump-interview-story

Mike Rowe is warning fans that a TikTok account that claims to be his and has nearly 97,000 followers is fake. Worse, they’re altering real videos of his to include email addresses that can steal your private data or credit card info.

https://fb.watch/mU97Xh6SQm/

Finally, Rolling Stone had to issue a retraction for falsely claiming that a group of neo-Nazi protesters were Ron DeSatis supporters. Ironically, their leader is actually a Biden supporter.

https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2023/09/05/delicious-rolling-stone-had-to-issue-a-correction-for-reporting-neo-nazis-are-desantis-supporters-n575823

I now eagerly await the retraction of everything else Rolling Stone has “reported” since 1968.


RIP, GARY WRIGHT AND STEVE HARWELL

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

While we and our parrots were still mourning the death of Jimmy Buffett, news came of the loss of two other prominent musicians.

Former Smashmouth lead singer Steve Harwell died in Boise Monday at 56 of liver failure after years of struggling with alcohol abuse. He left the band in 2021, but his very recognizable voice helped turn songs like “All Star” and “Walkin’ On The Sun” into huge hits.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/steve-harwell-smash-mouth-singer-dead-56

Also, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Gary Wright died Monday at 80 after six years of fighting Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy body dementia.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/musician-gary-wright-dead-80-battling-parkinsons-lewy-body-dementia

Wright is best known for his pioneering synthesizer work on his ethereal ‘70s hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive,” but his career spanned decades. He started as a child star and worked on Broadway in the musical “Fanny” with Florence Henderson. His music career stretched from his early rock group Spooky Tooth (my favorite album title: “You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw”) to a series of New Age and World Music albums. He also played keyboards on classic recordings by countless artists from Harry Nilsson to B.B. King, including George Harrison’s landmark album “All Things Must Pass” and Ringo Starr’s hits “Back Off Boogaloo” and “It Don’t Come Easy.”

If you listened to music during the ‘70s, there was a good chance you heard Gary Wright and didn’t even know it. He is being remembered by fellow musicians as a consummate musician, a deeply spiritual man and one of the nicest people in the industry.

If you’d like to learn more, he wrote an interesting book called “Dream Weaver, a Memoir: Music, Meditation and My Friendship With George Harrison.”


ICYMI: Feel-Good Story of the Day:

On Friday, after seven years of fighting in court for the basic First Amendment right to pray to God and also keep his job, Washington high school football coach Joe Kennedy coached his first game since winning his Supreme Court victory for freedom of religion. And in keeping his pact with God, he ended the game the way he always did: by taking a knee on the 50-yard line for 10 seconds in a silent prayer of thanks. Only this time, the stadium wasn’t silent because fans on both sides were cheering.

https://newrightnetwork.com/2023/09/we-finished-the-race-coach-kennedy-says-after-taking-knee-in-prayer-on-field-following-supreme-court-victory.html


Report: Prosecutors intend to indict Hunter Biden

It was reported Wednesday that special counsel David Weiss plans to indict Hunter Biden by the end of this month. It’s not yet known what the charge will be, but considering all the serious potential charges that have been allowed to fall beyond the statute of limitations while Hunter has been endlessly “investigated,” speculation is that it will center on the gun he obtained by lying on a background check.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/06/court-filing-david-weiss-intends-indict-hunter-biden-before-end-month/

While the media will likely frame this as proof that we do have equal justice, there’s no politicization of the justice system, move along, nothing to see here, la-la-la…that’s not true at all. First of all, I suspect this will be the least possible charge they think they can get away with, just for show. I also believe it can more accurately be read as evidence of how worried the Democrats are about the public’s growing awareness of and anger over their subversion of the justice system.

As outrageous and unprecedented as it is to try to imprison a political opponent for 700 years for things that not only aren’t illegal but that your own side has done routinely, at the same time having Hunter (and Joe) Biden in the spotlight, displaying stunning corruption while facing zero consequences, is just too glaring a contrast.

I think the Dem party powers sensed that voters who care about fair treatment under the law were becoming enraged to action, so they had to do something drastic fast, like make a sacrifice to the political gods. Hunter is hardly a virgin, but he is the lowest-hanging fruit and the most obvious choice for a fall guy to protect the Big Guy. I don’t expect this indictment to amount to much (if they treated him like Trump, he’d be facing a millennium in prison), but I think they hope it will help ease the pressure.

It won’t:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-gop-demand-records-from-hunter-biden-attorneys-related-to-collapsed-sweetheart-plea-deal

And we’ll have more on this very soon, I’m sure:

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2023/09/06/breaking-then-vp-bidens-colluded-with-hunters-business-partner-signed-off-on-burisma-talking-points-n2163471

Related: Wednesday, the judge in the ridiculous Georgia RICO case against Donald Trump and everyone he ever shook hands with rejected requests by co-defendants Kenneth Chesebro and attorney Sydney Powell for separate trials. On the surface, this is a loss for the Trump side, but as this article explains, it’s actually not a good omen for DA Fani Willis’ Rube Goldberg-style legal case.

https://www.westernjournal.com/georgia-judges-ruling-2-defendants-will-make-rico-case-difficult-fulton-county/

Despite his ruling, the judge said he remains “very skeptical” that Willis’ plan to try all 19 defendants in one trial would work, with some requesting speedy trials and others not, and some petitioning to move their trials to federal court. Chesebro and Powell claimed their defenses would get lost in a four-month trial that included a lot of other testimony irrelevant to the particular nonsense they’re accused of.

In fact, the accusations against each of them are completely unrelated, which makes it hard to understand how they’re both part of the same alleged “criminal conspiracy.” But then, I'm not an attorney. I also don’t have a bedroom wall covered with post-it notes, newspaper clippings and colored strings, the way I assume Ms Willis does.

 


Related MUST-SEE:

Georgia RICO defendant Harrison Floyd – the black Marine veteran who was the only one denied bail or a public defender – gave an exclusive interview to Redstate.com. Sample quotes:

“What transpired in Georgia and what a lot of people are arguing about, they are chasing the wrong rabbit. When the truth comes out, things are going to be a lot more clear.  Things are going to make a lot more sense, and I think people will definitely be convinced by the truth.”

“I feel like God is using me as an instrument right now to bring about change in a place that doesn't want to change. Because of that, I wouldn't change anything that I did because God put me here for a reason…I know the truth. I know what's going to happen.” He added that he guarantees the DA is going to have a “very, very hard time” proving these charges.

https://redstate.com/mccabe/2023/09/06/exclusive-defiant-harrison-floyd-tells-redstate-people-chasing-the-wrong-rabbit-n2163490

 


I tried warning Democrats...

Well, I tried and tried to warn the Democrats away from smashing legal norms and historical precedents to “get Trump.” But it couldn’t penetrate their TDS-addled minds that the lawfare they unleashed against Trump would set a precedent that would boomerang back onto them, and they have done SO many more things actually worthy of indictments.

And so it begins: Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Chris Carr announced RICO charges against 61 leftist militants who were allegedly part of the violent riots and protests to obstruct the construction of an Atlanta police training center.  This is the same statute DA Fani Willis is using to try to imprison Trump and his associates for challenging the 2020 election, only in this case, it’s about actual crimes that really do fall under the RICO statute.  More than three dozen of the accused Antifa types have already been charged with domestic terrorism (actual terrorism, not shaking a fence), and three are accused of money laundering to fund their interstate network of radical violence.

https://www.westernjournal.com/republican-ag-announces-rico-charges-61-leftists-violent-insurrection/

Hilariously, a group supporting the rioters issued a statement accusing Carr of trying to advance his political fortunes by violating the defendants’ right to free speech, and declaring that this will not silence their commitment to standing up for what they believe. Funny, that would make a good opening statement for the Trump trial. Except, again, in his case, it would actually apply, since he and his followers were just challenging what they thought was a rigged election, not shooting cops, assaulting people and setting things on fire.  

Oh, and as long as Georgia is now launching multiple indictments against prominent politicians over any infraction, I have one for them…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dem-sen-raphael-warnock-faces-ethics-complaint-alleging-he-potentially-filed-false-financial-disclosure/ar-AA1ghETM

 


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Some will no doubt look at this story from THE GATEWAY PUNDIT and dismiss it as election conspiracy-theory nonsense, the kind of label that got Mike Lindell’s products (wrongly) pulled from the shelves at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  It’s certainly the kind of story that will get an advertiser-supported newsletter demonetized by Google, which is why we hope you sign up for the Substack edition if you haven’t already.

According to this story, data analysts who’ve been looking into the 2020 election “have concluded that there had to be a two-way connection between local electronics (electronic poll pads, tabulators, election management systems, voter databases, etc.) and a centralized data collection system responsible for monitoring and manipulating the election.”  They suspect that an “incestuous collaboration” (details in the GP report) “allowed for the real-time monitoring of all election data, and, more importantly, THE ABILITY TO CHANGE RESULTS.”  (Emphasis ours.)

They report that a year-long project led by election integrity investigator Sophie Anderson and communications engineer Dr. Charles Bernardin has “uncovered the mechanism that is being used to connect our election equipment at polling places throughout the nation.”  The government, they say, uses a private tool for this called FirstNet, originally sold as a tool to “promote public safety” by connecting police, fire and EMT services.  The scope was then expanded to include “critical infrastructure,” such as transportation, energy and water supplies.

We don’t have the expertise in data analytics it would take to verify the details in their report, but we would be remiss if we didn’t pass the story on to you, particularly after reading an archival story linked to within it.  This is about Barack Obama’s move, just days before he left office (but after Trump was elected), to have the Department of Homeland Security declare ELECTION SYSTEMS to be a part of America’s “critical infrastructure,” just like bridges, waterways and hydroelectric plants.  This was purportedly to maintain election integrity after the Russians had supposedly interfered with the 2016 election (the unspoken part: to help Trump win).  Mustn’t let THAT happen again!

Here’s that story, from January (6th, by coincidence) 2017.  Obama would be leaving the White House on the 20th.  The idea, as reported in THE HILL, was “to bring federal protections to voting systems.”  Many state and local officials, including then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “expressed strong opposition” to this plan, calling it federal overreach, which it most certainly was.  But DHS Director Jeh Johnson did it anyway.  Homeland Security ranking member Bennie Thompson of Mississippi thought it was a great idea, which should be a big red flag right there.

It can be so fascinating to look back at some of these archival stories in light of what we know today.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313132-dhs-designates-election-systems-as-critical-infrastructure/

Here’s the full, updated story from GATEWAY PUNDIT.  Lots of detail about the network here.  Again, we’re not data analysts or computer network specialists and so can’t assess their work, but just the possibility of something like this should make every county in every state go offline immediately, moving from high-tech “electronic voting systems” to no-tech, old-school paper ballots that can’t possibly be messed with electronically with the flip of a switch.

And whoever wants to suppress our viewpoint needs to know: we’re not trying to destroy faith in our elections.  That’s already out the window, thanks in large part, ironically, to their suppression of information.  On the contrary, we want to help restore that faith, and this appears to be the only way.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/report-nationwide-cellular-network-connects-election-equipment-gives/

 

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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Federal judge strikes down Texas law

A federal judge struck down Texas’ new law banning minors from accessing adult websites like Pornhub. The legal ruling is at this link, with the judge finding that the law wasn’t narrowly tailored enough toward blocking minors and infringed on the sites’ free speech by forcing them to repeat government-approved language that kids wouldn’t understand.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/09/05/federal-judge-rules-against-texas-age-verification-law-for-porn-access-n1724668

Let’s hope Texas – and other states – give it another try and write another law more carefully. In the meantime, at least we know somebody on the Internet still has free speech. You just have to be pushing porn and not questioning the government.


Today’s Huckabee Video Links

This is my monologue from last weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN, on why 2024 could be our last election decided by ballots and not bullets.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=4A92A414-E977-4D4F-8B3F-DE729F2FA751

And here is that full episode, featuring my guests, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Gen. Phillip Breedlove, Dr. Carol Swain, comedian Jeff Allen and singer/celebrity chef Rachel Hale.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=F44BDBA1-F783-4A12-9775-78C9C789C866


SCOTUS takes the case

The Supreme Court will take up one of the attempts to keep Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot by claiming he is disqualified for committing insurrection under the 14th Amendment.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2023/09/05/supreme-court-to-take-up-first-fourteenth-amendment-challenge-to-trumps-candidacy-n2163462

None of the people pushing this seem to be deterred by the petty details that Trump (A.) didn’t commit insurrection, (B.) was impeached over his actions on January 6th and acquitted, and (C.) has not only never been convicted of insurrection, he wasn’t even charged with insurrection by Jack Smith, who would charge Trump with murder for swatting a fly if he could get away with it.

Even if the Supreme Court swats this ridiculous case like a fly, don’t expect this gambit to go away. Trump’s enemies are so desperate to keep him off the ballot, they’ll find any excuse to do it, including, as this article notes, Democrat secretaries of state in blue states attempting it in hopes that they can stretch out the legal battle until just after the election.

I wonder why these people who claim to care so much about protecting “our democracy” are so frantic to prevent the American people from selecting their own President?


A new sentencing record

Yet another new sentencing record has been set for January 6th defendants, with Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio being sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on seditious conspiracy and terrorism charges. Tarrio wasn’t even in DC that day (he’d been ordered out of town for allegedly defacing a BLM banner – also a federal offense, I assume) and was in a hotel in Baltimore. But prosecutors accused him of being the organizer of an assault on the Capitol to prevent Biden from being certified President. I guess they didn’t believe at the time that Biden was certifiable, which we all now know to be true.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/09/05/proud-boys-enrique-tarrio-receives-record-22-year-prison-sentence-for-capitol-riots/

Tarrio’s attorney said he is no terrorist but a “misguided patriot,” and that he comes from a place (Cuba) that has no rights and mistakenly thought he was protecting America. Before being sentenced, Tarrio said, “To the men and women of law enforcement who answered the call that day, I’m sorry. I have always tried to hold myself to a higher standard, and I failed. I failed miserably. I thought of myself morally above others, and this trial has humbled me. I am not a political zealot. When I get back home, I want nothing to do with politics, groups, activism or rallies.”

Not to defend what Tarrio did, but Tristin Justice at the Federalist reminds us of the many unquestionable domestic terrorists on the left who attacked police, burned government buildings and businesses and tried to kill people, showed no remorse whatsoever, and were released with minor consequences or no charges filed at all. And Democrats wonder why so many Americans believe all those indictments against Trump are nothing but politics.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/05/j6ers-get-domestic-terrorist-treatment-from-two-tiered-justice-system-after-summer-of-love-terrorists-get-slapped-on-the-wrist/


Congressional redistricting rulings will impact 2024 race for control of the House

In recent days, courts have ruled against Congressional district lines in both Florida and Alabama. These will have an impact on the 2024 elections and could help determine who controls the House. There will likely be appeals, so I won’t go into too much detail, but Jennifer Oliver O’Connell has a good explanation and analysis of it all at Redstate.com.

https://redstae.com/jenniferoo/2023/09/05/federal-court-strikes-down-alabamas-redistricting-maps-yet-again-whats-the-end-game-n2163455


Baffling behavior

President Biden left everyone baffled when he suddenly turned and walked out right in the middle of a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam War hero.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/09/05/watch-biden-leaves-everyone-confused-as-he-leaves-in-the-middle-of-a-medal-of-honor-ceremony-n2163454

To put the most positive spin on it, maybe he just heard an ice cream truck.


A leaked Kaiser Permanente DEI training video makes news

A “horrified” hospital employee at Kaiser Permanente leaked a DEI training video for medical employees that included children talking about how they knew they were transgender when they were three or four years old.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/horrified-hospital-employee-leaks-dei-training-promoting-3-year-olds-identifying-as-trans

It also includes a dad talking about how his very young son would write notes to Santa and the Easter Bunny, asking to be turned into a girl. And an adult trans male is shown saying, "When I was 3, I decided that I was going to be a father and marry Janet Jackson."

I think that last paragraph alone tells you just how firm a grasp on reality three-year-olds have. So why not let them make diagnostic decisions that will permanently alter their bodies?

Kaiser Permanente issued a statement saying that while the video does include this content, “the video does not speak to any adolescent transgender care or treatment plans. Kaiser Permanente does not provide hormone treatments or gender-affirming surgery to 3 and 4-year-olds."

Good. So why does the video include that content?


Progressives know best

To me, one of the most fascinating things about “progressives” like AOC or Bernie Sanders is their ironclad belief that, despite having zero experience at anything useful, they know how to do every job better than the people who actually do them. They can predict the weather better than meteorologists, write health policies better than doctors, run the energy industry better than oil companies, conduct every business better than the people who own them, and on and on. They think that guiding and predicting next-wave technology should be their job, not the job of actual experts in the field in a free market. And if you point out obvious ways in which their ignorance is showing, they try to silence you.

I suspect that Self-Esteem Class was the only class they actually made A’s in. For instance, their top climate science guru, Al Gore, made grades in college science classes that ranged from C+ down to F.

Here are a couple of fresh examples of leftists who should’ve let someone qualified do the thinking...

The Biden White House wants to spend more than $60 billion on its “Internet For All” program to bring high speed Internet to rural areas. I’ll let you argue whether that’s a legitimate function of government, but look at how they want to do it. They want to spend an average of $53,000 per household (more than some of the homes they’re servicing are worth) to install fiber optic Internet lines.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-spending-53000-per-household-address-problem-elon-musk-already-solved/

FYI: Elon Musk – whom they constantly target for harassment for defending the First Amendment – has a company that can provide satellite Internet for a tiny fraction of that cost. But obviously, they know more about the tech business than Elon Musk.


Problems with EVs Part II

And I’ve been telling you for quite a while about all the problems with electric cars that make them expensive, unreliable and impractical for the vast majority of Americans, but the Biden White House wants to force us to buy them anyway, because they know better than automakers, or you, what kind of car you should drive. Now, what I’ve been warning about is starting to happen already.

In Salisbury, England, a Tesla EV whose gauges said its battery still had several miles left, suddenly died in the middle of a busy road. It couldn’t be pushed or towed because the handbrake automatically engaged and couldn’t be released because it’s powered by the battery. It sat there blocking traffic for nine hours until the police found a way to clear it off the highway.

https://ijr.com/electric-car-bricks-middle-busy-road-becomes-9-hour-headache/

Imagine a typical Los Angeles traffic jam with cars sitting idling already. Now, imagine if even half of those cars were EV’s like that one with their batteries rapidly draining. Those drivers would die of old age before they ever got home.

Also, the floods from Hurricane Idalia have receded in Florida, but the danger isn’t over, if you own an electric car, golf cart or scooter. Even if your EV still runs after being flooded, that doesn’t mean it isn’t irreparably damaged. Even weeks later, the salt water that got in the battery can dry up, leaving salt residue that creates a connection between cells and causes short circuits. Already, two Teslas have reportedly burst into flames. And lithium ion battery fires create toxic smoke and are nearly impossible to put out.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article278835624.html

In a famous political ad of the 1960s, Democrats mocked Richard Nixon by asking, “Would you buy a used car from this man?” Well, look at Joe Biden, who had 50 years of experience warming a chair in DC and no experience with auto engineering, and ask yourself, “Would you buy an electric car from this man?”


Yes, there’s an “election cybersecurity infrastructure” linking voting systems to the feds

Some will no doubt look at this story from THE GATEWAY PUNDIT and dismiss it as election conspiracy-theory nonsense, the kind of label that got Mike Lindell’s products (wrongly) pulled from the shelves at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  It’s certainly the kind of story that will get an advertiser-supported newsletter demonetized by Google, which is why we hope you sign up for the Substack edition if you haven’t already.

According to this story, data analysts who’ve been looking into the 2020 election “have concluded that there had to be a two-way connection between local electronics (electronic poll pads, tabulators, election management systems, voter databases, etc.) and a centralized data collection system responsible for monitoring and manipulating the election.”  They suspect that an “incestuous collaboration” (details in the GP report) “allowed for the real-time monitoring of all election data, and, more importantly, THE ABILITY TO CHANGE RESULTS.”  (Emphasis ours.)

They report that a year-long project led by election integrity investigator Sophie Anderson and communications engineer Dr. Charles Bernardin has “uncovered the mechanism that is being used to connect our election equipment at polling places throughout the nation.”  The government, they say, uses a private tool for this called FirstNet, originally sold as a tool to “promote public safety” by connecting police, fire and EMT services.  The scope was then expanded to include “critical infrastructure,” such as transportation, energy and water supplies.

We don’t have the expertise in data analytics it would take to verify the details in their report, but we would be remiss if we didn’t pass the story on to you, particularly after reading an archival story linked to within it.  This is about Barack Obama’s move, just days before he left office (but after Trump was elected), to have the Department of Homeland Security declare ELECTION SYSTEMS to be a part of America’s “critical infrastructure,” just like bridges, waterways and hydroelectric plants.  This was purportedly to maintain election integrity after the Russians had supposedly interfered with the 2016 election (the unspoken part: to help Trump win).  Mustn’t let THAT happen again!

Here’s that story, from January (6th, by coincidence) 2017.  Obama would be leaving the White House on the 20th.  The idea, as reported in THE HILL, was “to bring federal protections to voting systems.”  Many state and local officials, including then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “expressed strong opposition” to this plan, calling it federal overreach, which it most certainly was.  But DHS Director Jeh Johnson did it anyway.  Homeland Security ranking member Bennie Thompson of Mississippi thought it was a great idea, which should be a big red flag right there.

It can be so fascinating to look back at some of these archival stories in light of what we know today.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313132-dhs-designates-election-systems-as-critical-infrastructure/

Here’s the full, updated story from GATEWAY PUNDIT.  Lots of detail about the network here.  Again, we’re not data analysts or computer network specialists and so can’t assess their work, but just the possibility of something like this should make every county in every state go offline immediately, moving from high-tech “electronic voting systems” to no-tech, old-school paper ballots that can’t possibly be messed with electronically with the flip of a switch.

And whoever wants to suppress our viewpoint needs to know: we’re not trying to destroy faith in our elections.  That’s already out the window, thanks in large part, ironically, to their suppression of information.  On the contrary, we want to help restore that faith, and this appears to be the only way.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/report-nationwide-cellular-network-connects-election-equipment-gives/

 


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Before getting into the interview with WASHINGTON POST writer Philip Bump that shows us what’s wrong with journalism today, I’d like to show you the kind of story that would be lost on him, at least the part he’s in denial about; namely, Joe Biden’s involvement in the Biden family scandal.  His mind simply will not permit him to “Bump” up against the evidence for that.

Matt Vespa, on the other hand, shows how easy it is for evidence and common sense to take us there in a new opinion piece for TOWNHALL.  Yes, we did say what he calls his “tipsheet” expresses his personal opinion, but it’s opinion based on inescapable facts.  (At least they’re inescapable for people whose minds don’t work like the minds of Bump and other mainstream “journalists.”)  Our readers will be familiar with most of what he says here about the reluctance --- EXTREME reluctance --- of the DOJ/FBI to investigate Hunter and, by extension, the Biden family, but his report provides a good summary of what we know.  Also, here’s something about the timeline that the Huckabee researchers did not know.  From Vespa:

“The Secret Service warning spoiled plans to interview Hunter and other witnesses as part of a proposed “Day of Action” set for Dec. 8, 2020, days after the first son received Secret Service protection following Joe Biden’s election to the presidency.” 

In other words, even though the FBI had months and months --- years, really --- to talk to Hunter, the timing of their proposed interview just happened to fall right AFTER Hunter had received Secret Service protection.  Reading between the lines, it looks as though they waited until he had this wall of security around him, and then used it as an excuse to tip off Hunter’s team.  After all, they couldn’t very well just go up to Hunter’s door and knock without notifying the Secret Service first, could they?  (Actually, they could, but this is the excuse they’ve been using.)

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/09/03/ex-fbi-agent-reveals-why-the-irs-whistleblowers-has-such-difficulty-interviewing-hunter-biden-n2627913#google_vignette

Now that you’ve read a piece that dares to “go there” --- to the doorstep of the White House --- it’s time to see the interview with a WAPO so-called journalist who demonstrates that journalism, if not dead, is barely registering a pulse thanks to a few real investigators.  He’s not so much a reporter of facts as he is an advocate for the President.  In fact, if he were a defense attorney for Joe Biden, he’d probably be saying a lot of the same things, albeit in a calmer and more measured way instead of frantic and desperate.

You’ll notice --- and, if you’re like us, be amused by this --- that as the interview goes on, the pitch of his voice slides from tenor to soprano.

Make time for this interview if you can; it’s about an hour and ten minutes long.  The write-up by Ian Schwartz at REALCLEAR POLITICS has this but also includes an edit with the best part, which is when Bump is confronted with EVIDENCE of Joe Biden’s involvement, in the form of a text Hunter wrote to his daughter about having to give half his income to their father.  Bump puts up incredible resistance; at this point, if his voice got any higher, only dogs would be able to hear it.

The interview is with Noam Dworman, the owner of the Comedy Cellar in New York City, who also is a very impressive podcast host.  We gather from this one interview that he won’t take any nonsense from anyone, left or right.  He’s looking for direct answers and can see right through evasiveness and spin.  If only we had more critical thinkers like him in media.

Bump is billed as the smartest and most knowledgeable person about the Hunter Biden investigation who believes Joe Biden was not involved at all. (Apparently when Dworman was looking for that person to interview, Bump’s name came up over and over, so he invited him on.)  But when Dworman presents him with the text from Hunter about giving his father all that money, Bump freaks out.  That’s not hyperbole on our part, but really the most accurate way to describe his reaction. 

The wall goes up when Bump is confronted with this, and he says, “I have no idea what that means.  I don’t.  I have no idea what that means.”  He calls it “circumstantial evidence.”  When asked if anyone has asked Biden’s daughter about this, he professes not to know.  When asked if someone SHOUILD ask her about it, he says he doesn’t know and has nothing to say about it.  He finally throws up his hands and quickly says, “Okay, that’s evidence.”

But at that point, Bump, cornered, stammers that it feels as though Dworman wanted him to leave, though the host has given no indication of that.  On the contrary, what Dworman wanted was answers from Bump to his questions about this evidence.  Bump actually does get up and leave, rather than discuss this text.  Quite a scene.

Dworman asks rhetorically, “Is this the standard, really?  This is the way that the WASHINGTON POST handles people that disagree with them?”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/09/02/washington_posts_philip_bump_stumped_by_hunter_biden_text_about_pop_getting_50_its_circumstantial.html#!

Bump later tweeted (X’d?): “He cobbles together an interview, ‘splicing in new arguments after the fact.’  It gets little traction.  And then suddenly ends up in the NEW YORK POST, wildly and dishonestly cherry-picked.”

Actually, we didn’t find it in the NY POST, but thanks to comments about it from Scott Adams on his daily podcast, “Coffee With Scott Adams.”  The first thing we did was watch the full interview, so as to avoid judging it based on “cherry-picked” bits and pieces.  Now, here’s the article in the POST, from Miranda Devine, who one might say knows a little bit about the Hunter Biden story.  She uses Bump as an example of the “gaslighting from complicit media.”  She points to his long history of being wrong.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/30/americans-are-getting-wise-to-joe-bidens-corruption-despite-his-media-gatekeepers/

Devine also mentions a column by law professor Jonathan Turley about Bump in which he lays out a list of Bump’s errors.  For his trouble, Turley received an email from someone at WAPO saying the newspaper “stands by Philip Bump’s reporting and your characterization of his articles as ‘false’ is incorrect.”  Turley, in response, said, “Dworman’s podcast interview stands as one of the most revealing and vivid examples of how the media has changed in the age of rage.”

Here’s Turley’s full column, a must-read…

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/09/01/you-dont-listen-to-the-press-im-telling-you-washington-post-columnist-philip-bump-strikes-out-at-those-who-question-prior-false-claims/#more-209251

You’ll see in reading Miranda’s piece that we weren’t the only ones to notice Dworman’s voice climbing into the soprano range.  I swear we thought of this independently.

Dworman, in his conclusion, captures the current state of the media perfectly: “What we’re seeing is akin to an ocean full of sharks who have simultaneously lost their ability to smell blood in the water.  [Our aside: unless it’s Trump blood.]  The press seems to have lost its ability to alert itself to obvious facts that they need to follow up on.”

He just as easily could have quoted the character of Henry Drummond in INHERIT THE WIND, interrogating Matthew Harrison Brady (someone else who refuses to look at the other side) on the witness stand: “It frightens me to think of the state of learning in the world if everyone had your driving curiosity.”

 

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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With gratitude,

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Matthew 5:9

 


September drive to recruit Substack readers

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An explanation for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest brief “freeze-up”

Capitol physician Dr. Brian P. Monahan provided an explanation for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest brief “freeze-up” in front of reporters, his second in a month. Monahan said occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon when recovering from a concussion as McConnell is, and can also be caused by dehydration. He cleared McConnell to return to his regular schedule.

Discuss.  You know you want to.

https://www.westernjournal.com/capitol-physician-issues-statement-evaluation-mcconnells-freezing-incident/


Fake News Alert!

The Daily Mail reported that a $50 million super PAC called “Ron to the Rescue” closed and switched to Trump because of DeSantis’ badly-run campaign. But the DeSantis campaign called it a “scam PAC” that had been using his name and likeness without permission.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12465943/Ron-DeSantis-50-million-super-PAC-CLOSES-donors-spooked-rookie-s-mistakes.html

Rob Pyers, Research Director for the non-partisan California Target Book, reported that the PAC has actually raised less than $300 and has no money on hand. Also, its creators have been accused of scams before, including a bogus facemask supply deal with California.

https://therightscoop.com/desantis-super-pac-that-supposedly-switched-to-trump-is-a-fake-pac-that-raised-less-than-300-this-year/


Jobs update

The Labor Department reported Friday morning that the economy added 187,000 jobs in August. That’s within the range predicted by economists, which was a pretty wide berth: between 40,000 and 190,000 (that should give you an idea of how unpredictable things are.)  The unemployment rate jumped from 3.5 to 3.8%.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/09/01/unemployment-jumps-to-3-8-in-august-187000-jobs-added/

But I don’t know why I even bother to report these numbers because they seem to keep collapsing after a month, like rotting Jack-o-lanterns. Every month seems to bring an optimistic number along with a downward revision of the previous month’s optimistic number. We were told last month that 187,000 jobs were created in July, but that was revised downward to 157,000. Last month, June’s number of 185,000 was revised downward to 105,000.

Is this sort of thing due to bad data, or a deliberate attempt to create a false rosy picture, then quietly restore reality when nobody’s paying attention? There’s more on that suspicion, and a number of other economic numbers that keep mysteriously shrinking after they’re reported, here:

https://hotair.com/headlines/2023/08/29/these-bls-downward-revisions-have-become-a-bad-habit-or-something-worse-n574511


“Here’s what you voted for!”

Someone in top Democrat circles must really want to grease the stairs under President Biden (a cruel metaphor, I know.) Data was leaked to the Washington Post showing that a record-breaking 300,000 migrants crossed the U.S. border in August. And not only did WaPo actually report that, but they also pointed out that it was the second consecutive month in which border apprehensions rose more than 30 percent.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/09/01/wash-post-biden-boosts-migrant-inflow-by-one-third-in-august/

In a related story, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to order the city attorney to investigate Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to see if he’s violated any laws in sending some of the illegal immigrants Biden is letting stream into Texas on to blue cities like L.A. If so, they want to sue him and press criminal charges.

https://www.oann.com/newsroom/l-a-county-council-urges-lawsuit-against-texas-governor-over-migrant-buses/

Only Democrats could play so fast, loose and partisan with the law as to think that it’s perfectly legal to let unvetted foreign nationals pour into the US illegally, but it’s a felony to offer them a free bus ride to L.A. Incidentally, In 2020, Los Angeles County voted for Biden over Trump by 80-18%, so they don’t have any room to complain about the results of Biden reversing Trump’s border security measures.

Also related: Some people said Joe Biden couldn’t do it, but as Barack Obama once said, never underestimate Joe’s ability to (BLEEP) things up. He's actually managed to fill up New York City beyond capacity with illegal aliens.

That’s right, even the Big Apple itself is out of room for all the illegal immigrants Joe has let in, but don’t worry, he has a solution: he’s going to start shipping them to New Jersey!  Well, that oughta make ‘em stop coming here!

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2023/08/31/new-yorks-migrant-situation-is-so-out-of-control-biden-wants-to-send-people-to-new-jersey-n2627838

Sorry, New Jersey, no offense, but that joke was just too easy to resist. Biden’s solution to his deliberately-created problem is not to seal the border and start expelling illegal entrants but to put them shuttle them off to other New York communities, as well as places in New Jersey, like the Atlantic City International Airport. From now, when I say I “live at the airport,” I’ll have to explain that I don’t mean that literally, like some people.

I’m sure Texans would feel a lot sorrier for them if New York hadn’t voted for Biden over Trump in 2020 by 23 points, and New Jersey voted for Biden by 14 points. Texas should put banners on their incoming buses of illegal aliens reading, “Here’s what you voted for!”


New website launched

The Defense Department announced that it is launching a website, www.aaro.mil, as a “one stop shop” to find all declassified reports on UFOs, or the latest official name, UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.)

https://discernreport.com/ufo-disclosure-goes-digital-pentagon-launches-online-hub-for-declassified-reports/

Call me a skeptic, but I find the timing suspiciously convenient that just as we’re learning all these nefarious things the government has secretly been doing, suddenly they’re okay with a whistleblower publicly claiming there are all these secrets about space aliens for us to get worked up over, even though the whistleblower has never actually seen of them personally. Whistleblowers are meant to draw attention, but do you know what else they can do? Distract attention.


Good News For The Second Amendment

After nearly a decade in court, Washington, DC, has agreed to pay $5.1 million to settle a lawsuit over its arrests and jailings of legal gun owners for violating DC gun laws that were later struck down as blatantly unconstitutional.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2023/08/31/washington-dc-will-pay-51-million-for-violating-the-second-amendment/?sh=59cc81635d39


Today’s “Life In A Blue City,” Part 1

Maybe San Francisco’s politicians will finally do something about crime now that’s so bad, it’s forcing vegan restaurants to close.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/crime-forces-popular-san-francisco-restaurant-close-after-14-years-impossible-run-business


Today’s “Life In A Blue City,” Part 2

In the Oakland, California, suburb of Emoryville, Democratic city councilman Kalimah Priforce rode his bike to a local mall to talk to shop owners about the rampant theft plaguing the city. While he was talking about it, someone stole his wallet and keys from his bike bag.

https://www.westernjournal.com/wallet-keys-stolen-democratic-city-councilmember-talking-businesses-crime/

That’s actually not bad. In most blue cities, they would’ve stolen his bike and whatever it was chained to.


Priorities

The next election should hinge on priorities: which Party do the voters think has its priorities straight? For instance:

Republicans think we should put the needs of Americans first. President Biden wants to send $95 million to help Americans who were victims of the worst wildfire in a century in Maui. That’s one-tenth of one percent of what he’s given to Ukraine so far.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/31/biden-send-maui-less-one-tenth-one-percent-what-he-wants-send-ukraine/

While China is engaged in an unprecedented military build-up for the express purpose of defeating the US, our current woke Pentagon leaders are focusing on things like lowering standards, diversity, equity and promoting tolerance for drag queens and transgender soldiers. Stephen Green of PJ Media has some sobering thoughts about how that’s going to end, and it wasn’t what he originally set out to write, but the more he researched it, the more obvious – and frightening – it became.

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2023/08/31/yeah-were-going-to-lose-world-war-iii-to-china-n1723417

A Daily Wire investigation has uncovered emails showing that while the Biden Administration was tragically bungling the withdrawal from Afghanistan that cost the lives of 13 heroic Marines and who knows how many of our Afghan allies, top Pentagon officials were prioritizing getting the Secretary of Defense to sign a climate change initiative.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/pentagon-frantically-worked-to-finalize-climate-plan-during-botched-afghanistan-withdrawal-emails-show

Republicans are being warned that if they don’t abandon abortion as an issue, they will lose big because so many women will vote on that issue alone. Is it really impossible to make a convincing case that with all these disasters happening all around us…and with the open border, drug deaths, homelessness, inflation, interest rates, most Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, and crime so out of control that people are afraid to leave their homes…that if you think the only issue that matters is protecting late term abortions, then maybe you should rethink your priorities?


Not Guilty

Former President Trump waived arraignment and filed a “not guilty” plea in the (Editor’s note: “ridiculous”) RICO charges against him in Georgia.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2023/08/31/donald-trump-files-not-guilty-plea-in-fulton-county-n1723483

Trump also released a new video, telling Americans who he thinks is behind all these indictments. This is not a video that will leave you asking, “I wonder what he really thinks of them?...”

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2023/08/31/trump-comes-out-swinging-against-biden-indictments-in-new-video-on-people-behind-them-n2163274

Finally, the judge in the Georgia trial ruled that it can be televised and live streamed. That would likely make it the only Trump trial that is televised, unless it’s moved to federal court. Well, you can’t have a show trial without a show, can you? This may be another one of those ill-advised liberal dreams like the Trump mugshot that leftists have dreamed about for years, only to have it blow up in their faces when Americans see what garbage this is. And did they forget, Trump is much better than his enemies on TV?

https://fox4kc.com/news/national/judge-says-trumps-georgia-trial-will-be-livestreamed-televised/


“Strike Force Five”

To raise money for their striking writers and staffs (and I suspect to remind Americans who no longer care that they still exist), five late night “comedy” show hosts are teaming up to do a low-rent podcast called “Strike Force Five.” I don’t advise you to watch the promo since it only demonstrates how desperately they need writers (not their regular writers, but good ones.) The “humor” involves Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon being cutesy with Stephen Colbert over which one he means when he says, “Jimmy,” and it ends with John Oliver calling fans the “F-word.” Seth Meyers is also present.

https://twitter.com/StrikeForceFive

You can tell how much viewers miss “entertainment” like this from the fact that despite having national publicity and all five hosts, at this writing, the podcast has less than 8100 followers on Twitter. Obviously, they need to tell a lot more Trump jokes.


More good news for fans to reality

I told you the good news that Americans are finally waking up and pushing back against the unrealistic crusade to force everyone to drive electric cars, and automakers like Ford are reading the tea leaves and transitioning to hybrids. Well, here’s more good news for fans of reality: before the entire surface of the Earth is covered with spinning wind turbines that kill every bird in the sky, people are starting to realize that that, too, is an unrealistic, unscientific pipe dream. Their generating power is way overestimated, as is the lifespan of the equipment, not to mention the many other problems they’re having, from rust to beached whales.

Consequently, wind power companies are seeing big drops in value, as nations like Denmark are finally starting to tune out the scowling children and get serious about building new nuclear plants that can provide sufficient, reliable energy, whether the wind is blowing or not.

https://hotair.com/tree-hugging-sister/2023/08/31/speaking-of-hurricanes-theres-a-big-storm-in-the-wind-industry-right-now-too-n574991

Related: Our favorite YouTube auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer has previously railed about the stupidity of wind turbines, and he has a new video up I think you’ll get a kick out of. It opens with him gutting useless electric pickups and ends with a rant on the “stupid” green idea of making highways out of recycled plastic (they fall apart and leach plastic into the water supply.) In between, he answers some car repair questions, and I think you’ll get a laugh out of how he illustrates his reader’s “idiot” mechanic.

https://youtu.be/lOhxOd9gEEw?si=AvOl0QVsc3A-vISY


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Motivated Republicans

Nancy Pelosi may have just motivated Republican voters even more with an arrogant, clueless "basket full of deplorables" moment of her own. Pelosi, who claims to be a devout Catholic yet backs the most radical forms of abortion, and who represents a district that tolerates and even encourages homelessness, drug addiction, unfettered crime and gross violations of basic public hygiene, accused Republicans of being morally inferior creatures who “do not respect the dignity and worth of every human being.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/09/02/pelosi_trump_attracts_a_certain_element_of_people_who_do_not_respect_the_dignity_and_worth_of_every_person.html

We’ll have more to say about this later, but it’s a holiday weekend and I don’t want to ruin it by thinking about Nancy Pelosi or what her district is like when I’m trying to eat my Labor Day barbecue.


Fake News About Fake News:

The leftist media outlet The Daily Beast insinuated that John Soloman’s JustTheNews.com was duped by an AI chatbot masquerading as President Trump in an interview. But it not only isn’t true, DB’s alleged source for the claim says the quoted texts that DB attributed to the owner of their media outlet are not real and that’s not his contact number. Amid threats of legal action, Solomon tweeted, “How long before (The Daily Beast) retracts this false and defamatory story concocted from the theater of the absurd?”

https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2023/09/01/daily-beast-journalist-gets-punked-on-story-claiming-conservative-media-got-punked-by-fake-trump-n1723829

At least, I think it was John Solomon who tweeted that. It might have been an AI bot. Or Cher in disguise. Welcome to 21st century "journalism."


“Huckabee Preview”

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! My staff and I will take a break from the news on Monday, but never fear: we’ve prepared some special Labor Day content for you, and we’ll be back hacking through the news with our truth machetes on Tuesday.

In the meantime, say goodbye to summer with a new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll talk about the precarious world and military situations with Gen. Philip Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. I’ll also welcome back one of my favorite guests, author and political commentator Dr. Carol Swain. Hilarious stand-up comic Jeff Allen is back for another appearance. And rising country singer and “American Idol” finalist Rachel Hale will not only provide the music, she also has her own online cooking show called “Hale’s Kitchen,” so I will prevail upon her to try to teach me how to cook something tasty.

Catch it all tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


Feel-Good Story of the Day:

On Friday, after seven years of fighting in court for the basic First Amendment right to pray to God and also keep his job, Washington high school football coach Joe Kennedy coached his first game since winning his Supreme Court victory for freedom of religion. And in keeping his pact with God, he ended the game the way he always did: by taking a knee on the 50-yard line for 10 seconds in a silent prayer of thanks. Only this time, the stadium wasn’t silent because fans on both sides were cheering.

https://newrightnetwork.com/2023/09/we-finished-the-race-coach-kennedy-says-after-taking-knee-in-prayer-on-field-following-supreme-court-victory.html


Kemp rejects special session request

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp rejected a request for an emergency special session to impeach Fulton County DA Fani Willis for her election interference in filing politicized charges against Donald Trump and his associates in the middle of a presidential campaign.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/31/gov-brian-kemp-stands-fani-willis-dismisses-calls-impeach-fulton-county-da/

Kemp said his concerns with Willis’ actions are well-documented, but state law “clearly outlines the legal steps that can be taken if constituents believe their local prosecutors are violating their oath by engaging in unethical or illegal behavior. Up to this point, I have not seen any evidence that D.A. Willis’ actions or lack thereof, warrant action by the prosecuting attorney oversight commission.”

State Sen. Colton Moore, who launched the drive, replied that Kemp should “take a deep breath and read the Georgia Constitution,” which “outlines his clear power to call an emergency session.” But as a famous movie set in Georgia once taught us, “Askin’ ain’t gettin’,” and even if these garbage charges should never have been allowed into a courtroom, Gov. Kemp was likely never going to take any extraordinary measures to block them for Trump.


Here We Go Again:

The Biden ATF is trying to pull another Obama-style end-run around the Constitution with new regulations that infringe on the Second Amendment. Read this, and you’ll know what’s going on when you hear about the inevitable legal challenges to stop it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-atf-creating-sneaky-backdoor-gun-owners-proposal-will-soon-finalized-enacted/


Fani Willis treachery update:  She ignored exculpatory evidence

Yesterday, we reported that Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis, who has indicted 19 people, including President Trump, on various charges related to conspiracy to falsely overturn the 2020 election, might very well be embroiled in her own election scandal.  This one involves laundered campaign contributions from who-knows-where via the Democrat organization ActBlue and unwitting “donors” from around the country whose identity was apparently stolen for purposes of transferring funds in the form of credit card charges.  How ironic that someone who stretched RICO law as far as it can go (and maybe farther) to enable her to charge Trump is very likely the beneficiary of actual federal RICO violations herself.

Today, it gets much worse for Fani.  According to a new report in THE FEDERALIST, Willis has had documents in her possession that exonerate several of the people she is putting on trial, and other Republicans as well, for their lawful contesting of the 2020 election in Georgia.  She allegedly withheld it.

Surely you noticed that most of the stories about this case have referred to “fake electors”?  There were no “fake electors”; that was a term made up for the case by Democrats and spread around by the media (like “assault weapon.”) The documents Willis withheld make it clear that the Republican electors, the alternates, were not trying to fool anyone into thinking they were the “duly elected” slate.

From the story: “Specifically, Willis claimed [elector David] Shafer and the other alternate electors ‘unlawfully falsely held themselves out’ as Georgia’s ‘duly elected and qualified’ presidential electors.  She further insisted these electors --- with [Trump attorney Ray] Smith’s assistance --- intentionally attempted to ‘mislead’ figures such as then-Vice President Mike Pence and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ‘into believing that they actually were such officers.’”

But one of the documents Willis has obtained, a transcript of the December 14 meeting of the GOP alternate electors, refutes her allegations.  (December 14 is the day set by law for presidential electors to cast their votes.)  This transcript, a copy of which was obtained by THE FEDERALIST, makes it clear that these were not so-called “fake electors” but that they were nominated strictly to lawfully preserve Trump’s legal challenge to the state’s election results.

On December 14, there were lawsuits still pending that challenged the election.  So, just as Biden’s electors cast their votes for Biden that day, the alternate Trump electors cast their votes for Trump.  They weren’t pretending to be the “real” electors.  There was nothing misleading about what they were doing.

During the meeting, the reason for having an alternate slate cast their votes was made clear:

Elector (Shafer): “And so the only way for us to have any judge consider the merits of our complaint, the thousands of people we allege voted unlawfully, is for us to have this meeting and permit the contest to continue?”

Attorney (Smith): “That’s correct.”

As we’ve noted previously, slates of alternate electors are nothing new.  A slate of alternates was created in Hawaii during the razor-thin 1960 vote between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.  A dispute over who had won the state’s electoral votes led to both slates casting their ballots.  Hawaii’s acting Republican governor (yes, Hawaii actually had a Republican governor) initially certified the election for Nixon, but a later decision on a legal challenge by the JFK team resulted in the state’s electoral votes being turned over to Kennedy.

For this to work, both slates had to have cast their votes on the appointed day of December 14.  And that’s just what was done by the Biden and Trump electors in the similarly close race of 2020.  Smith cited the Hawaii case as precedent, saying, “We’re conducting this because the contest of the election in Georgia is ongoing.”

Trump never had HIS legal challenges heard, but if he had, and had prevailed in court, the alternate electors would have already cast their votes on the proper day as provided by the Constitution, to ensure the will of the people of Georgia was carried out.

So, if Willis had this transcript, why did she charge Shafer and Smith with conspiracy to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results, when it clearly shows they were doing nothing of the kind?

In a July 18 letter requesting a meeting with Willis, Shafer’s team included an expert declaration by constitutional law specialist Prof. Todd Zywicki, in which he contended the actions undertaken by Trump’s legal team and the GOP electors in Georgia “followed the Hawaii precedent precisely” and used “materially identical forms and the same procedures as the contingent 1960 Hawaii Democratic Presidential Electors.”  It was all above-board, they publicly announced the votes they cast, and “related actions they took were expressly contingent on the outcome of the pending election contest and were cast only to protect and preserve the remedies for that contest…regardless of the ultimate outcome of that contest.”

The professor went even further, to point out that with the election contested, the Democratic slate was actually doing the same thing as the Republican slate!  It, too, was “acting contingently,” because Trump was at that time contesting the results in court and it conceivably could have gone his way.  (If only.)

https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/zywicki_todd

Obviously, the transcript of the Republicans’ meeting would have resolved any doubt about the legitimacy of their “alternate elector” plan, but Willis apparently kept this under wraps and proceeded with indictments that she knew were a lie.  THE FEDERALIST piece has more details, including some of the reasons why the Georgia vote deserved to be challenged by Trump.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/01/exclusive-fani-willis-possesses-evidence-exonerating-georgias-alternate-electors/

Now let’s head north to Michigan, where an election clerk-turned-whistleblower has come forward to tell about a private Facebook group where his or her fellow election clerks discussed the evidence they were finding of voter registration fraud in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election.  Judging from their comments, the election in Michigan was a stinking mess.

Recall that we wrote recently about a cover-up surrounding a so-called “investigation” of election fraud by the Michigan State Police that was initiated in October 2020.  The highly redacted police report had been obtained by a Muskegon resident through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and turned over to THE GATEWAY PUNDIT by the head of the Michigan GOP Director of Election Integrity.  (Now there’s a full-time job.)  This case had involved a huge shipment of over 10,000 suspicious and fraudulent voter registrations received by clerk Ann Meisch at her Muskegon office.  The story was first reported in THE GATEWAY PUNDIT, and they started receiving tips from those who wanted to help them “close the gap in the highly redacted police report.”

One person in particular who saw their report had an even bigger story to tell.  Evidently what had gone on was on a much grander scale than just a box of voter registrations.  It was so widespread, in fact, the election clerks had gotten together in a private Facebook group to discuss what they’d found and what to do.

This whistleblower said that “clerks across the state of Michigan received boxes and priority mail envelopes stuffed with registrations, many with the same signatures, the same last four numbers of their Social Security number, fake names and fake addresses.”  The boxes were dubbed “care packages,” and came from one of those “progressive” Democrat campaign organizations, GBI Strategies (also Empower Michigan, or EM).

EM has the same address as the Michigan Democrat Party.  Busted!

State Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson must have known about the police investigation --- which in 2022 was turned over to the FBI for burial --- when they called the 2020 election “the most secure election” in history.

To quote THE GATEWAY PUNDIT, “President Trump and his allies, including the entire slate of 2020 alternative electors in Michigan [note:  we would add Georgia], are facing multiple felonies and the threat of imprisonment for expressing the very same doubts publicly that these clerks were expressing privately.”

Be sure and read the full story, as it includes screenshots of the clerks’ actual Facebook posts. Sample: “I’m not much for conspiracy theories, but it sure seems like there’s been a lot of fishy stuff going on that puts this election in jeopardy.”

Oh, and this, from a clerk who’d asked the secretary of state’s office for advice: “Answer we got back from Secretary of Silliness was it wasn’t supposed to go to us.  Forward [problematic ballots] to them and they will handle it.  Wink wink...I sent the one we got redacted to our state rep...”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/09/exposed-whistleblower-steps-forward-reveals-private-facebook-group/


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September 1, 2023

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James, 3:17-18

 


September drive to recruit Substack readers

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Not fair

If you still harbor hopes that a prominent Republican can get a fair trial these days, check out what just happened to Rudy Giuliani. A federal judge ruled him legally liable in default for defaming two election workers and ordered him to pay $133,000 in sanctions for failing to comply with discovery by not turning over documents to the defendants. Guiliani claims it’s been difficult to get those documents because they’re on devices seized by the FBI in a raid that resulted in no charges, and they still haven’t returned them.

https://www.breitbart.com/news/judge-finds-rudy-giuliani-liable-in-defamation-of-ga-election-workers/

The judge also showed her nonpartisanship by blasting Giuliani for “donning the cloak of victimhood” and calling her order to produce documents he has no access to “punishment by process.” I don’t know what else you’d call it. “Justice” certainly isn’t the right term.


RFK Jr request is rejected by a Federal judge

Wednesday, a federal judge rejected Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s request for a temporary restraining order to make YouTube parent company Google stop censoring videos of his criticism of the government’s COVID actions for violating their “medical misinformation” policies. The judge ruled that RJK Jr’s lawsuit against Google over this is unlikely to succeed because Google is a private company and not a “state actor” that has to abide by the First Amendment.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2023/08/30/rfk-jr-vs-youtube-update-judge-rejects-restraining-order-request-claims-parent-company-google-is-not-state-actor-n1723300

As Ben Bartee at PJ Media points out, this is a convenient dodge we’ve seen before: Google can conspire with the government when it wants to illegally censor Americans and sign lucrative government contracts that give it a ridiculous amount of power and control over web speech, but when someone tries to hold them to account, it’s “Oh, but we’re not the government! We’re a private company!”

The fact is that tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter (X), etc., have become the nation’s “town square,” where speech is supposed to flow freely. If they continue to take a side (the left side) and try to regulate speech while claiming not to be regulators, the government or wiser courts will have to define or redefine their roles. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen unless Republicans can regain Congress and the White House.  Today’s Democrats aren’t going to change the system on principle as long as it’s benefiting them politically. They’ve become openly hostile to free speech and will defend your right to speak only as long as they agree with what you're saying.

By the way, around here, we will defend free speech to the death, including that of people we disagree with. On that subject, here’s my recent TV interview with RFK Jr. on “Huckabee.”

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004


Finally, some sanity from the courts:

A federal judge ruled that a new law passed by Democrats in New Jersey banning the detention of illegal aliens is unconstitutional because it blocks the federal government from carrying out its duty to enforce immigration laws.

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/30/new-jersey-law-banning-detention-of-illegal-aliens-ruled-unconstitutional/

Now, if we can just get the federal government to carry out its duty to enforce immigration laws!


And another positive legal result:

The Spreckels Union School District in Monterey County, California (the “transgender sanctuary state”) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a mother for trying to secretly “trans” her daughter. She found out the teachers were telling her 11-year-old daughter that her negative emotions might be because she didn’t know who she “truly was inside.” Without telling her mom, they pressed her to “socially transition” and start using male pronouns and the boys’ bathroom.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/30/california-school-district-settles-with-mother-after-school-secretly-transitioned-daughter/

After the lawsuit forced the school to back off, her daughter decided to “re-identify” as a girl. It’s a miracle!


Meet Penny

During the GOP debate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his pro-life views by talking about a woman he knows named Penny who survived multiple attempts to abort her, and was saved by her grandmother. Leftist commentators sneered at the story, calling it “ludicrous,” “impossible” and “obviously untrue.”

Well, someone begs to differ: the Governor’s friend Penny. She’s speaking out on behalf of all the other “miraculous” abortion survivors. You can read her full inspiring story and her message to those pro-abortion skeptics here. It begins with, “I did exist.” No thanks to them.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/abortion-survivor-desantis-mentioned-gop-debate-speaks-did-exist


Four-alarm disasters

I’ve long said that the best argument against liberal policies is to put them into effect for a while and let people see and feel the horrific results. They always sound great in faculty lounges and MSNBC talk shows, but in reality, they’re four-alarm disasters. Here are a couple of examples of liberals who’ve had the blinders ripped off their eyes via experience:

Meet the Democratic San Mateo, County, California Supervisor who admits, “I made a mistake” in backing “progressive crime reform” measures that resulted in criminals taking over, assaulting people and robbing stores bare. He now says, "Enough is enough! All this retail theft. All this sort of crime. Enough is enough. We really need to look at state laws. What we have in place right now is not working. We can't go on like this." I won’t say, “I told you so,” but everyone with a brain has been thinking it for about three years now.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/30/california-democrat-admits-radical-crime-bill-is-not-working-n2627767

Now, meet the former “diversity trainer” who realized that corporate DEI training sessions are a “worthless” scam that’s harming minorities. But they’re very lucrative for DEI consultants who don’t really want to reduce racism because they make their money by finding racism in everything.


Perfect Example of a four-alarm disaster

Many Californians are fleeing to Texas to escape the filth, crime, police shortages and homelessness that’s run rampant thanks to "Progressive" rule. Unfortunately, a number of them have moved to Austin and kept voting the same way, turning Austin from a once goofily-liberal city into a deep blue island in the red sea of the Lone Star State. And what a surprise: Texans are getting fed up because filth, crime, police shortages and homelessness are now rampant there.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/revolving-door-lawlessness-texans-rip-left-wing-policies-fertile-ground-crime-austin

Moral: If your state is so bad you have to flee it, don’t vote to bring its problems with you to your new home.


Released on bail

After spending six days in jail, the only defendant in the Georgia RICO case against President Trump and his associates has finally been released on bail. As previously reported, the only one denied bond (and a public defender) is Harrison Floyd, who is also coincidentally a black man and the former director of the outreach group, Black Voices for Trump. Can’t have any of those!

https://abcnews.go.com/US/harrison-floyd-defendant-held-georgia-election-case-released/story?id=102834164

As you might imagine, Mr. Floyd had some things to say to DA Fani Willis about being singled out for incarceration. You can watch the video here in which he thanks her for the “Negro wake-up call.”

https://rumble.com/v3dhn5k-political-prisoner-harrison-floyd-speaks-post-release-thanks-fani-willis-fo.html


Proud Boys leader is sentenced

Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs was sentenced to 17 years in prison Thursday for his part in the January 6th riot. He’s already spent two years in prison awaiting trial. This is one of the longest J6 sentences of the hundreds handed out so far. I would compare it to the federal sentences of the Antifa rioters who attacked the Trump White House and burned St. John’s Church, but I can't seem to find any.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/proud-boy-joseph-biggs-hit-with-17-year-prison-sentence-over-jan-6-conviction/ar-AA1g3y67

Biggs, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, tearfully testified, "I know that I messed up that day, but I’m not a terrorist...I didn’t hurt anybody.” But the government added terrorism enhancements to the charge because Biggs facilitated the crowd’s surge by helping tear down a fence, you know, like terrorists do.

Believe it or not, prosecutors are upset at the 17-year sentence. They had requested a sentence of 33 years. They also wanted 25 years for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who ended up getting 18 years.


Peak Farce

There’s an old saying that history comes to us first as tragedy, then as farce. I think the “tearing down of Confederate monuments” era reached its farce phase when woke officials at Washington and Lee University actually spent time and money removing a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller. I guess it was a very racist horse.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/08/31/why-the-long-face-woke-university-cancels-robert-e-lees-horse-n2163261

Now, the only reminders of horses on campus are the school’s administrators, who are living reminders of the back halves of horses.


Hardly news

It's hardly news when Keith Olbermann makes some condescending, belligerent comment on a subject he knows nothing about – that’s kind of his brand – but it’s worth reading this story just to see how deftly champion swimmer and defender of women’s sports Riley Gaines put him right back down in his place.

https://www.westernjournal.com/keith-olbermann-picks-wrong-fight-riley-gaines-pays-price/


As Paul Harvey used to say, “It is not one world…”

Meet the champion Iranian weightlifter who set a new world record in Poland, and then was banned for life from his sport by Iran’s weightlifting association for committing the unforgivable crime of shaking hands and posing for a photo with the third-place finisher, who was from Israel.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/09/01/iranian-weighlifter-banned-for-life-for-shaking-hands-with-israeli-competitor-n2627848


Georgia DA Fani Willis caught up in election scandal of her own

Anyone who doubts the political motivations behind Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis’ lawfare against President Trump should set those doubts aside, thanks to an investigation started by Peter Bernegger at Election Watch, out of Wisconsin, and Chris Gleason in Florida.

Many months ago, we reported on an investigation centered around a Democrat get-out-the-vote organization called ActBlue, the largest fundraising Political Action Committee (PAC) in America.   “The investigation,” writes Chris Gleason, “which spans across multiple states and multiple jurisdictions, has revealed a complex network of illicit operations aimed at undermining the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law.”  They say they’ve uncovered what may be the “largest illegal political campaign money laundering scheme in the history of America.”  Now, there’s your RICO.

This investigative team has documented what appears to be hundreds of millions of dollars being illegally laundered via ActBlue and other left-wing PACs, simply by way of publicly available records on the fec.gov website (Federal Election Commission) and other state government campaign finance reporting websites.

ActBlue also has two nonprofits, a 501(c) 3 called ActBlue Charities and a 501(c) 4 called ActBlue Civics, and they reportedly can pass money through these without disclosing who benefits and by how much.  It’s a textbook “dark money” setup.  Money passes through ActBlue PAC to the recipient and ActBlue collects a fee as payment.  The identity of the ultimate recipient remains obscured.

What tipped off these investigators to something suspicious was that over half the donations came from “not employed” or “retired” people --- people who generally can’t afford to give a lot of money.  The investigation by Take Back Action Fund found that nearly half of all donations to ActBlue were made by people who were of modest means and unemployed.  That was $346 million supposedly from the pockets of unemployed people.  The “donations” were in small amounts, but they had been made over and over, many times, in a pattern no real donor would follow.  When the investigators started knocking on doors and getting in touch personally with some of these people, most weren’t even aware that they had given to ActBlue.  Hint:  it’s because they HADN’T.  Someone else had used their identity.

It so happens that ActBlue doesn’t verify up to 55 percent of their credit card transactions.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/exposed-rico-election-crimes-in-washington-state/

The investigation turned up a large number of unemployed “campaign finance mules” in Washington State, of all places, who “gave” lots of money to a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Raphael Warnock.  Perhaps it’s because of all that money that he’s in the Senate now.  Remarkably, out of the top Warnock “volume” donors, only one was actually from Georgia.

The story at the link tells about Election Watch teaming up with James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group to go door-to-door, documentary-style, interviewing these donors who turn out to be victims of a money laundering operation.  O’Keefe has helped enlist thousands of concerned citizen data analysts, journalists and other investigators from around the country.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/shocking-huge-exclusive-georgias-raphael-warnock-received-24-million-money-mules-unemployed-gave-small-amounts-358000-donations/

Here’s an example of the video they’ve compiled since we did our first report.  When people are asked about the donations they’re listed as having made, they have no idea what the interviewer is talking about.  Records show one of them had given a total of $60,000; she is mystified when she hears about this.

https://twitter.com/OKeefeMedia/status/1644151652230783076

The team found massive-scale money laundering of this type going on not just in Washington State, but in EVERY state, breaking both federal and state campaign laws.

So, where does Fani Willis fit in?  As Gleason reports, “Sources close to the matter suggest that Willis was a massive beneficiary in the Federal and Georgia RICO enterprises.  It appears that she is currently playing a key role in orchestrating a systematic scheme to manipulate election outcomes, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire election process.”

The GEORGIA RECORD posted Gleason’s report on the link between Willis and “a sprawling web of election fraud and money laundering activities.”  Her campaign donation information was obtained directly from the State of Georgia campaign finance database.  It showed 222 donors listed by name only, with no donor information at all.  Of those with donor information, many were from out of state, and these contributors fit the profile of the elderly, unemployed ActBlue “donors.”  These generally were people who had little discretionary income and didn’t even contribute to campaigns in their own areas.

One of the out-of-state contributors to Fani Willis’ campaign was listed as having made over 9,178 individual contributions since 2018.

When investigators started doing some in-person checking, they spoke to people who had never donated to Willis.  The did speak to someone who had given one time only, but her name was also used, with different addresses, for donations from Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and New York.  This person was also listed as registered to vote --- and having voted --- in multiple states.

“Fani Willis,” Gleason says, “once seen as a rising star in the Georgia political arena, is now grappling with a full-blown scandal that threatens to irreparably tarnish her reputation and upend her career.  The implications of these revelations are far-reaching, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of trust in public officials and the lengths some might go for power and wealth.”

But here is the problem that helps explain why so many leftist, Soros-approved candidates for district attorney, judge, etc., are winning local elections:  “What is being seen at an alarming rate is that the nationwide money laundering RICO enterprise is making more and more contributions to PACs and these PACS are financing local candidates...Many of these PACs have strong ties to the numerous Soros-connected organizations that are active participants in the nationwide election fraud, money laundering, terrorist network financing the massive ongoing RICO enterprise.”

(NOTE:  This is also why it’s so important to vote in local elections, especially off-year!  City council, county sheriff, county judge, DA, school board --- this is where the battle primarily is fought.  I digress.)

It should come as no surprise that these organizations share significant connections to big Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, of Hillary Clinton and fake-“dossier” fame.  Perkins Coie would have to be one of the largest beneficiaries of all that laundered money.  As Gleason explains, “The firm received vast sums of illicit money via legal fees paid by the PACs and committees who helped launder the campaign finance contributions made in the name of over a million individuals whose identities have been stolen and used to structure financial transactions and circumvent federal campaign finance limits.”

Gleason also raises questions about the financial institutions utilized by ActBlue and other PACS and nonprofits, citing JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank.  Would their fraud detection units not have found a suspicious pattern?  Were reports filed?  Who failed to act?

It also seems that the Federal Election Commission has been looking the other way.  Gleason’s communications to them about the interstate “money mules” have been ignored.  In this piece, he asks anyone who knows about such criminal activities taking place in their state to notify their member of Congress and also state officials.  We’d think the House Judiciary Committee would be a good idea, too.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-fec-commissioner-trainor-sent-three-emails-regarding-millions-dem-election-crimes-still-no-response/

For when you have time, the GEORGIA RECORD goes into detail about this story and also RICO and election law.  How fitting that after abusing RICO law to try to bring down political enemies, she might be revealed as the beneficiary of an actual RICO scheme.

https://www.georgiarecord.com/election-integrity/2023/08/31/explosive-revelation-fani-willis-linked-to-massive-election-fraud-and-money-laundering-rico-enterprise/

RELATED READING:  Jonathan Turley looks at DA Willis’ attempt to try 19 people together (Trump + 18) to “give them a more sinister, conspiratorial patina.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/30/fani-willis-fights-for-a-mass-trial-as-the-georgia-defendants-scatter/#more-209149


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Either everyone’s been reading this newsletter, or they’ve actually tried taking a road trip in an electric vehicle, because it appears that, just like previous campaigns, the Biden Administration offensive to force all Americans into electric cars is failing.

Despite heavy pressure and government subsidies, carmakers like Ford that went all in on EVs are seeing consumer interest falling rather than rising, and are pulling back on EV production. Ford will instead concentrate on its more popular gas-electric hybrids. They have drawbacks, too (they’re complicated and expensive to repair), but at least they give you better mileage without all the mining pollution or battery fires, they don’t take hours to charge, and they always move when you press the accelerator.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/focus-gas-electric-hybrid-vehicles-get-a-boost-in-the-us-from-ford-others/ar-AA1fInA5

For a more entertaining version of this same story, here’s a video from our favorite YouTube auto mechanic, Scotty Kilmer:

https://youtu.be/KpdCvw7tqOI?si=GOxYrzGIa6CLnFHZ

Governments have tried before to force Americans to buy electric cars, but the technology is just not adequate for most people’s needs and consumers have always said, “NO!” As Scotty says, if you want to impress your friends with something green to drive to the grocery store and back, “it’s your money,” but they’re not real cars, they’re “toys for rich people.” Most Americans don’t have cushy government jobs and need reliable transportation that can travel long distances, carry heavy loads and not waste hours to refuel.

The sheen is coming off the EV boom as Americans figure out that they were bamboozled. The virtues of EVs were so oversold that people forgot they were never very good. They can’t go far without pooping out, they cost you a lot more money than you expected, and you never know when they might blow up on you. It’s no wonder Joe Biden wants to force them on us. They’re the JOE BIDEN OF CARS!

The Biden DOJ and the DC court system set another new low Tuesday for political prosecutions as a jury found five pro-life activists guilty on all counts for violating the “FACE Act,” a federal law against obstructing entrance to abortion clinics. They were immediately incarcerated and could face up to 11 years in prison, $350,000 in fines and three years of supervised release.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-pro-life-rescuers-immediately-incarcerated-following-jurys-guilty-verdict-in-dc-face-act-trial/

Sarah Arnold at Townhall has more background information...

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/12/biden-doj-threats-to-pro-lifers-and-catholics-continue-n2626936

Their attorney from the Thomas More Society law firm called the judge’s order to jail them immediately “due to the alleged violence” of the crime “an outrage” since “the one thing the defendants had really agreed upon was to remain non-violent.” They say they didn’t obstruct or assault anyone entering the abortion clinic. That’s probably why no local authority prosecuted them for anything until the radical pro-abortion activists in the Biden DOJ decided to make an example of them.

To give you an idea of how “dangerous” they are, defendant William Goodman urged his supporters “to forgive the jury, the judge, and all those who witnessed against us, and to pray that they would see how God loves the gift of every human life.”

When the jury asked Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to define what the law meant by banning the “oppression” and “intimidation” of abortion seekers, she allowed them to broadly interpret the word “oppress” as any acts that “harm, frighten, punish, prevent, and obstruct.” So "frighten" could mean getting 11 years in the federal pen for saying “Boo” on a sidewalk, which is about as intimidating as what they allegedly did.

That was just one example of how the judge ran her courtroom in the tradition of Soviet show trials. She barred video of the event that reportedly shows the defendants were not violent from being shown to the jury. She also barred the attorneys from talking about their clients’ religious beliefs or motivations, effectively gagging their defense. She even admonished a nun in the gallery for praying in court.

And while I didn’t see the trial, I assume they weren’t allowed to point out that with the SCOTUS having overturned Roe v. Wade, there is no “federal right to an abortion,” which is what the FACE Act allegedly protects, so it should be scrapped as unconstitutional – which it should have been from day one anyway as a selective intrusion on First Amendment rights.

One hopeful note for the appeal is that an appellate court recently sided with pro-lifers in another case alleging selective enforcement of the law. That’s the biggest no-brainer of all. The Biden DOJ no longer even attempts to hide how it’s perverting the legal system to target political opponents. The only reply they even make is the occasional load of rancid mush from Merrick Garland about how dedicated he is to enforcing the laws equally. Which I assume means just as harshly and unjustly against any and all Biden political opponents.

I urge you to pray for their safety, their swift release, a quick reversal on appeal, and the restoration of civil liberties and respect for life in America. I would remind you again that this is the same DOJ that has ignored leftist protesters who responded to the overturn of Roe by holding threatening protests outside of Supreme Court Justices’ family homes in violation of both state and federal law, and that have firebombed pro-life pregnancy centers and threatened the lives of their staffers.

To this Administration, homes, churches, courts, police stations and businesses are fair game for leftist protesters to burn, loot and threaten. Meanwhile, the only sacred ground in America deserving of federal protection is abortion clinics.

A Chaser To That Last Story: To give you some hope that those who stand up for what’s right against leftist tyrants can eventually prevail, check out this story of the Colorado Springs boy named Jaiden who was sent home from school by his teacher for having a Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”) patch on his backpack.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/29/the-gadsden-flag-kid-just-secured-total-victory-n2163216

The school spewed the usual woke nonsense for why this was “harmful” and might make other students feel “unsafe,” like that the flag had “origins in slavery and the slave trade” (no, it was designed in 1775 by Continental Army Brigadier General Christopher Gadsden during the American Revolution), and associations with white supremacy, “patriot groups” and “intolerance.” The only way that’s true is that it’s a historic symbol of Colonial Americans refusing to tolerate tyrannical autocrats taking away their rights, be it a British king or ignorant leftist school officials. This honor student was told he couldn’t return to class until he removed the flag patch (but I’ll bet they would’ve welcomed him with open arms if it were a rainbow Pride flag.)

Fortunately, Jaiden is being raised right. He did not back down, and the meeting between the teacher and his mom was caught on video and went viral. The mother pressed the teacher to explain what was wrong with the flag (she obviously didn’t know its real history) and what rule it allegedly violated (there is none.) Thanks to a swift public backlash, there was an “emergency meeting” of the school board, where they affirmed their respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and said Jaiden is free to return to class with his Gadsden Flag patch if he wants. They should let him teach history.

And THAT is what the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag REALLY means! That’s why it’s such a great symbol for all Americans, and I hope people will think of it when they vote in 2024.

McConnell freezes again

September 1, 2023

Wednesday, during a press conference in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, again froze and stared silently for 30 seconds. He then seemed to have trouble understanding questions for another minute or so before shaking it off and finishing. Afterward, staffers attributed it to briefly feeling “lightheaded,” the same explanation they gave when it happened last month.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

I’m sure we all wish Sen. McConnell the best and will pray for his good health, but these incidents, along with Sen. Diane Feinstein, 90, signing over her power of attorney and President Biden’s increasing incoherence, have fueled growing talk about the advanced age of our top leaders, and whether it's time for them to retire and pass power on to a younger generation, like people in their 60s and 70s.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

This is a touchy subject for several reasons. First, of course, once people have that kind of power and prestige, it’s hard to give it up. Also, McConnell might be concerned about the future of the GOP with its slim Senate minority, an important election coming, and his state having a Democratic Governor to appoint his replacement. Then there are those office holders who simply aren’t able to see how badly they’re doing and seriously believe they can hang on for another, say, four years.

To be clear, this isn’t entirely about age. Piers Morgan noted that he recently talked to Mick Jagger, who is only a few months younger than Biden, but still runs around a stage for over two hours and never forgets a song lyric. He also mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II was sharp as a tack up until her death at 96. There are many such examples, but everyone ages differently, and some have accompanying health issues, like the fall Sen. McConnell took recently that put him in the hospital. Many wonder if these spells might be a lingering effect of that.

While I’ve long been a fan of term limits, I don’t think that should prevent someone who’s older from holding office (in fact, if you’re a 90-year-old Republican in good mental and physical health who would like to enter politics, and you can beat AOC, please run for Congress.) That’s more a matter of preventing career politicians. I don’t think older people shouldn’t hold office, but I don’t think they should stay in office until they’re incapable of holding office and then keep on holding office anyway, just to keep power in the Party. If nothing else, their families should love them too much to let that happen.

I also don’t like seeing how the left is trying to use this issue to push for mandatory retirement ages for Supreme Court Justices, which, like their endless, baseless ethics assaults on Clarence Thomas, is just a transparent attempt to force conservative Justices off the Court to be replaced with younger leftist activists. Thomas is 75, Samuel Alito is 73, and Ketanji Brown Jackson is only 52, but I know which ones I’d trust to have the best understanding of the law and the Constitution.

Speaking of the attacks on Justice Thomas, over 100 former law clerks of his have written an open letter refuting the recent “malicious” attacks on his character and integrity. They call him “a man of greatest intellect, of greatest faith, and of greatest patriotism," and say, "The picture (his critics) paint of the Court and the man for whom we worked bears no resemblance to reality."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-100-former-clerks-of-clarence-thomas-defend-integrity-and-character-in-open-letter/ar-AA1fX7kb

To be fair, nothing that liberals say these days bears any resemblance to reality.

Anyone who doubts the political motivations behind Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis’ lawfare against President Trump should set those doubts aside, thanks to an investigation started by Peter Bernegger at Election Watch, out of Wisconsin, and Chris Gleason in Florida.

Many months ago, we reported on an investigation centered around a Democrat get-out-the-vote organization called ActBlue, the largest fundraising Political Action Committee (PAC) in America.   “The investigation,” writes Chris Gleason, “which spans across multiple states and multiple jurisdictions, has revealed a complex network of illicit operations aimed at undermining the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law.”  They say they’ve uncovered what may be the “largest illegal political campaign money laundering scheme in the history of America.”  Now, there’s your RICO.

This investigative team has documented what appears to be hundreds of millions of dollars being illegally laundered via ActBlue and other left-wing PACs, simply by way of publicly available records on the fec.gov website (Federal Election Commission) and other state government campaign finance reporting websites.

ActBlue also has two nonprofits, a 501(c) 3 called ActBlue Charities and a 501(c) 4 called ActBlue Civics, and they reportedly can pass money through these without disclosing who benefits and by how much.  It’s a textbook “dark money” setup.  Money passes through ActBlue PAC to the recipient and ActBlue collects a fee as payment.  The identity of the ultimate recipient remains obscured.

What tipped off these investigators to something suspicious was that over half the donations came from “not employed” or “retired” people --- people who generally can’t afford to give a lot of money.  The investigation by Take Back Action Fund found that nearly half of all donations to ActBlue were made by people who were of modest means and unemployed.  That was $346 million supposedly from the pockets of unemployed people.  The “donations” were in small amounts, but they had been made over and over, many times, in a pattern no real donor would follow.  When the investigators started knocking on doors and getting in touch personally with some of these people, most weren’t even aware that they had given to ActBlue.  Hint:  it’s because they HADN’T.  Someone else had used their identity.

It so happens that ActBlue doesn’t verify up to 55 percent of their credit card transactions.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/exposed-rico-election-crimes-in-washington-state/

The investigation turned up a large number of unemployed “campaign finance mules” in Washington State, of all places, who “gave” lots of money to a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Raphael Warnock.  Perhaps it’s because of all that money that he’s in the Senate now.  Remarkably, out of the top Warnock “volume” donors, only one was actually from Georgia.

The story at the link tells about Election Watch teaming up with James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group to go door-to-door, documentary-style, interviewing these donors who turn out to be victims of a money laundering operation.  O’Keefe has helped enlist thousands of concerned citizen data analysts, journalists and other investigators from around the country.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/shocking-huge-exclusive-georgias-raphael-warnock-received-24-million-money-mules-unemployed-gave-small-amounts-358000-donations/

Here’s an example of the video they’ve compiled since we did our first report.  When people are asked about the donations they’re listed as having made, they have no idea what the interviewer is talking about.  Records show one of them had given a total of $60,000; she is mystified when she hears about this.

https://twitter.com/OKeefeMedia/status/1644151652230783076

The team found massive-scale money laundering of this type going on not just in Washington State, but in EVERY state, breaking both federal and state campaign laws.

So, where does Fani Willis fit in?  As Gleason reports, “Sources close to the matter suggest that Willis was a massive beneficiary in the Federal and Georgia RICO enterprises.  It appears that she is currently playing a key role in orchestrating a systematic scheme to manipulate election outcomes, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire election process.”

The GEORGIA RECORD posted Gleason’s report on the link between Willis and “a sprawling web of election fraud and money laundering activities.”  Her campaign donation information was obtained directly from the State of Georgia campaign finance database.  It showed 222 donors listed by name only, with no donor information at all.  Of those with donor information, many were from out of state, and these contributors fit the profile of the elderly, unemployed ActBlue “donors.”  These generally were people who had little discretionary income and didn’t even contribute to campaigns in their own areas.

One of the out-of-state contributors to Fani Willis’ campaign was listed as having made over 9,178 individual contributions since 2018.

When investigators started doing some in-person checking, they spoke to people who had never donated to Willis.  The did speak to someone who had given one time only, but her name was also used, with different addresses, for donations from Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and New York.  This person was also listed as registered to vote --- and having voted --- in multiple states.

“Fani Willis,” Gleason says, “once seen as a rising star in the Georgia political arena, is now grappling with a full-blown scandal that threatens to irreparably tarnish her reputation and upend her career.  The implications of these revelations are far-reaching, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of trust in public officials and the lengths some might go for power and wealth.”

But here is the problem that helps explain why so many leftist, Soros-approved candidates for district attorney, judge, etc., are winning local elections:  “What is being seen at an alarming rate is that the nationwide money laundering RICO enterprise is making more and more contributions to PACs and these PACS are financing local candidates...Many of these PACs have strong ties to the numerous Soros-connected organizations that are active participants in the nationwide election fraud, money laundering, terrorist network financing the massive ongoing RICO enterprise.”

(NOTE:  This is also why it’s so important to vote in local elections, especially off-year!  City council, county sheriff, county judge, DA, school board --- this is where the battle primarily is fought.  I digress.)

It should come as no surprise that these organizations share significant connections to big Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, of Hillary Clinton and fake-“dossier” fame.  Perkins Coie would have to be one of the largest beneficiaries of all that laundered money.  As Gleason explains, “The firm received vast sums of illicit money via legal fees paid by the PACs and committees who helped launder the campaign finance contributions made in the name of over a million individuals whose identities have been stolen and used to structure financial transactions and circumvent federal campaign finance limits.”

Gleason also raises questions about the financial institutions utilized by ActBlue and other PACS and nonprofits, citing JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank.  Would their fraud detection units not have found a suspicious pattern?  Were reports filed?  Who failed to act?

It also seems that the Federal Election Commission has been looking the other way.  Gleason’s communications to them about the interstate “money mules” have been ignored.  In this piece, he asks anyone who knows about such criminal activities taking place in their state to notify their member of Congress and also state officials.  We’d think the House Judiciary Committee would be a good idea, too.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-fec-commissioner-trainor-sent-three-emails-regarding-millions-dem-election-crimes-still-no-response/

For when you have time, the GEORGIA RECORD goes into detail about this story and also RICO and election law.  How fitting that after abusing RICO law to try to bring down political enemies, she might be revealed as the beneficiary of an actual RICO scheme.

https://www.georgiarecord.com/election-integrity/2023/08/31/explosive-revelation-fani-willis-linked-to-massive-election-fraud-and-money-laundering-rico-enterprise/

 

RELATED READING:  Jonathan Turley looks at DA Willis’ attempt to try 19 people together (Trump + 18) to “give them a more sinister, conspiratorial patina.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/30/fani-willis-fights-for-a-mass-trial-as-the-georgia-defendants-scatter/#more-209149

GIGO

September 1, 2023

Ever wonder why so many “news” stories about subjects like the courts or “climate change” read more like pamphlets from leftwing activist groups and leave the impression that there is no other legitimate viewpoint on the subject? There’s an old computer term that explains it: “GIGO” or “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”

Most reporters are not experts on science, the law, or much of anything specific. So they repeat what they’re fed, and leftist groups have learned to exploit that by "feeding" them. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Associated Press, the nation’s top wire service that supplies much of the “news” seen in media outlets across America, is now bankrolled in part by millions of dollars from leftwing foundations, including one started by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

https://freebeacon.com/media/associated-press-coverage-of-courts-climate-bankrolled-by-dozens-of-left-wing-foundations/

There’s a lot more at the link. This is why one group that tracks media bias has moved the AP from “Center” to “Leans left” (I’d say, “Falling over left.”) It might also explain why the AP has started issuing so many “style guide” bulletins about what words reporters are no longer allowed to use and the hilarious PC euphemisms they’re supposed to substitute for them. Needless to say, this newsletter does not subscribe to the AP style guide. Around here, “A.P.” stands for “Always Propaganda.”

By the way, since many of the big funders of the AP are “climate change” activist groups who believe any objections to their views should be silenced as “disinformation” and the writers prosecuted, you will probably never see in AP stories that there are many scientists who do not buy into the climate apocalypse narrative. Here are a few reports about them for a change:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/two-princeton-mit-scientists-say-epa-climate-regulations-based-on-a-hoax-5460699

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/self-involved-nasa-climate-scientist-complains-about-climate-grief/

https://discernreport.com/real-science-vs-fake-science-learn-the-truth-about-the-so-called-climate-emergency/

https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-reveals-surprising-sources-of-methane-emissions/

I especially like that last one on the study finding that half of all emissions of the greenhouse gas methane actually come from freshwater ecosystems, like flowing rivers and streams. The amounts are apparently affected by the condition of the waterways. That’s good news because it means more careful conservation of rivers could reduce methane emissions. Then these activists could stop blaming it all on the poor cows, who are probably emitting less manure than they are.

The border is not closed

August 31, 2023

The Biden Administration keeps claiming that the border is closed, even though it has literally welded the gates open to let illegal migrants pour in and is selling the border wall materials as scrap metal.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/08/28/biden-admin-says-border-is-closed-migrant-releases-in-texas-continue/

Biden’s Department of “Homeland Security” under Alejandro Mayorkas issued NTA’s (Notices to Appear in court) to more than 820,000 border crossers just between January 1st and July 31st of this year alone. As RFK Jr. pointed out in our interview, those court dates are now seven years in the future, even if they bother to show up (which most won't.)

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/28/catch-and-release-bidens-dhs-issues-court-dates-to-820k-border-crossers-released-into-u-s/

And on the eve of September 11th, the FBI is scrambling to find more than a dozen Uzbek nationals who entered seeking asylum earlier this year, after the feds discovered that they traveled to our border with the help of a smuggler tied to ISIS. At least there’s no evidence yet that they are terrorists themselves, but that’s the type of thing we used to find out BEFORE we let them into the US.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/29/migrants-entered-us-with-help-of-smuggler-who-has-ties-to-isis-report/

When border state Governors began busing some of the flood of illegal entrants to northern blue cities and states who actually voted for this insanity, the leaders there and their media bootlicks dismissed the action as “petty” and “childish.” As the full buses kept coming, they whined that it was “cruel” and “inhumane.” And now that they’ve gotten a taste of the results of the policies they thought they'd only be inflicting on border states, and with their parks and hotels overrun with unvetted illegal immigrants and their social services facing bankruptcy, they’re learning that the term they were looking for all along was “effective.”

The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hocul are demanding emergency aid from Biden to deal with the illegal border invasion that he created. What they got in return was a “stunningly arrogant” letter from DHS Secretary Majorkas, giving them advice on how to deal with it and bragging about what the Administration has already done for them, like “allowing” access to a JFK Airport hangar to house 800 migrants.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/28/biden-admin-burns-new-york-in-migrant-crisis-again-worse-than-ever/

Antonio Majorkas giving advice to anyone on how to do their job is like Dylan Muvaney giving tips on how to sell beer.

News is breaking on Biden family corruption and cover-ups on a variety of fronts.

First, remember the story about cocaine found in a locker in the White House West Wing visitor area, near the Situation Room?  That seems so long ago. The “investigation” was closed after only a couple of weeks, with (amazingly) no photographic, fingerprint, DNA or any other evidence found and no leads at all.  There was never any word on who had the key, which you’d think would’ve had to be assigned.  So, the message to anyone who wants to sneak some white powder --- cornstarch, baking soda, arsenic, fentanyl, any kind of white powder --- into the WHITE HOUSE is, hey, it’s really easy and you won’t get caught!  They’ll just assume any powder coming in is coke for Hunter and look the other way.

Ironically, this coke may not have been for Hunter, but was perhaps more likely for someone else in “the Biden family orbit,” according to talk show host Dan Bongino, who worked for a decade as a Secret Service agent. Note that this is unconfirmed, but he still has contacts there and has just heard more about that theory from a source at the White House, not necessarily in the Secret Service but described as an “insider” and “not very political at all.” The source told him the cocaine was probably a deliberate delivery, a drug drop intended for “a member of the Biden family” who is not necessarily Hunter.

I don’t like having to report this, but Bongino’s source also described the Biden family as “trash.” Apparently, the source did not elaborate, at least not in a way that Bongino felt he could pass along.

The source “can’t prove” it wasn’t intended for Hunter, but claimed to be “getting some traffic that it could be another family member.”  Another contact of Bongino’s also stressed the “other family member” theory.

Press spokesperson Andrew Bates used the Hatch Act as an excuse to avoid answering questions about this.  Editor’s Note: The Hatch Act has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to comment on this story.  Bates, along with Karine Jean-Pierre, are not exactly artful dodgers.  They’re just dodgers.

Maybe someday we’ll know the story behind this, but it will be no thanks to the Secret Service and FBI, who are still much too busy checking out every possible Trump supporter who came to Capitol Hill on January 6, and even some who never even got there.  Bongino says the current director of the Secret Service, Kim Cheatle, needs to either reopen this case or resign.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-cocaine-left-wh-wasnt-accident-delivery-according-insider/

In an update to the story about Biden emails requested by America First Legal (AFL), the White House has claimed executive privilege in withholding hundreds of them from that release.

AFL, the group founded by Stephen Miller, did obtain over 1,000 emails from its request to the National Archives, the vast majority of which were communications between the Office of the Vice President and Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca.  But 200 additional emails were held back because they “would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors,” according to a letter from the National Archives.

Question:  since when does the government care about confidential advice between the President and his advisors?  I thought that concept was shot all to pieces when President Trump’s advisors were arrested and charged with conspiracy for giving Trump private and privileged legal advice. Recall that Biden rejected Trump’s claims of executive privilege over January 6th private communications, and liberal media outlets praised that decision, claiming a President can’t use executive privilege to cover up potential wrongdoing.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/30/biden-asserted-executive-privilege-to-block-release-of-hundreds-of-emails-involving-hunters-business-and-vps-office/

Topping that story, the WASHINGTON TIMES reported that the National Archives is withholding the 5,400 emails they have in which Joe Biden used aliases, pending APPROVAL FROM BIDEN AND ALSO PRESIDENT OBAMA (!) to make them public.  These had been requested by Kentucky Rep. James Comer of the House Oversight Committee.

We’re just wondering what Obama has to do with this.  The WT is behind a paywall, but we also found this, which quotes an Oversight Committee aide as saying, “President Joe Biden promised the most transparent administration in history and we fully expect him to approve the release of the records.”  I wouldn’t hold my breath.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-obama-must-approve-release-of-alias-emails-sought-by-gop/ar-AA1g0AtA

Comer appeared on HANNITY Wednesday night to discuss the many trips Hunter made with his father on Air Force Two (generally sneaking off via the back stairs), and also the timeline his committee is assembling between communications Hunter had with Joe and the various money transfers.  “This influence peddling scheme continues to grow on a daily basis,” with the then-VP “front and center,” meeting with “every one of these people that he claimed he never met with and never spoke to.”

As for obtaining those “alias” emails being withheld by the National Archives, Comer said they’re going to have to open an impeachment inquiry.  It’s Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s call, he said, but “we’re there now.”  He also noted that Congress has legislative jurisdiction over the National Archives.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336165655112

Hunter may be, as allegedly has been said, dumber than Zlochevsky’s dog, but this piece from the WESTERN JOURNAL shows how he used his various connections, at the White House and also the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, including former members of the Clinton administration, to help bring about the “deliverables” for Burisma.

https://www.westernjournal.com/explosive-new-hunter-biden-emails-reveal-help-take-ex-ukrainian-prosecutor-report/

In an update on the Jay Bratt story, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is asking why Special Counsel’s Jack Smith’s top aide was repeatedly meeting at the White House with people from the White House Counsel’s Office in the months leading up to the raid on Mar-A-Lago and subsequent indictment of President Trump.  Jordan has written to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, demanding answers.

“This new information raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents,” Jordan wrote.

Recall that Bratt also has been accused by Stanley Woodward, who is defending Mar-A-Lago employee Walt Nauta, of mentioning Woodward’s impending judgeship when saying he didn’t think Woodward was “a Trump guy” and would “do the right thing” about getting his client to “flip” against Trump.  This is a very serious charge against the special counsel’s top aide, made by someone with an impeccable reputation.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

And now we have allegations that in April, a top ‘Justice’ Department official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer, approached attorneys for IRS investigator/whistleblower Gary Shapley, saying he wanted to investigate Shapley’s claims of slow-walking and obstruction in Hunter’s case.  After Shapley attorney Mark Lytle briefed Weinsheimer in an April phone call, Weinsheimer slithered away to meet with Hunter’s then-lead attorney Chris Clark (!) and Delaware U.S. Attorney (recently appointed Special Counsel) David Weiss.

Days later, Weiss and Hunter’s attorneys agreed to that “sweetheart” plea deal, and Shapley and his entire team of investigators were pulled off the Hunter case.

In an exclusive interview with the U.K. DAILY MAIL, Lytle said, “In just two short weeks, Weinsheimer went from expressing an interest in the claims of wrongdoing by the IRS whistleblower to dismissing the claims of retaliation when the IRS agents were pulled off the case.”  The strategy had been to feign interest in Shapley’s story and milk Lytle for information and then go behind his back to Hunter’s defense and the prosecutors (same thing).

These are dirty, dirty lawyers.  (I’m reminded of the FBI agents who stopped by to see Mike Flynn for a “casual conversation.”)  We learn from this that it is sadly just not possible anymore to trust a government attorney or FBI agent, ever.

There’s more background here on that joke of a plea deal, in this must-read story.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

VP Kamala Harris tried stumping for more abortion access by reminding people that "[m]ost Americans are a $400 unexpected expense away from bankruptcy." But all that did was remind people of how much Bidenomics is killing them financially. This article takes a closer look at that. Prepare to be shocked.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/kamala-harris-slip-up-reveals-how-bidenomics-hurting-american-families

If you wonder why you can’t cover a $400 medical bill or are borrowing against your 401K or buying groceries with a credit card, you can thank Biden and the Democrats. When Biden took office, Americans had $2.3 trillion in personal savings. With the post-pandemic economy rebounding, that shot up to $5.7 trillion. But since the 2021 passage of Biden’s laughably-titled “American Rescue Plan,” personal savings have plummeted by nearly $5 trillion to only $862 billion. Just in the past year, the average US household has lost $33,000 in real wealth.

So what is Harris promising here? Reelect them and they’ll at least keep abortions cheap because you won’t be able to afford another child?

Related: If you’re one of the rare Americans who’s doing well enough to afford to put more money into your retirement account, the IRS is delaying a rule that would’ve prevented that. More info here:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/irs-announces-changes-impacting-catch-up-contributions

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorry, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation, 21:4

 


New Mayor: Even worse than the last

Chicago’s new Mayor Brandon “Even Worse Than The Last Mayor; Can You Believe It?” Johnson is suing Kia and Hyundai for making cars that are too easy for Chicagoans to steal.

https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2023/08/30/mayor-of-chicago-sues-automakers-for-making-cars-too-easy-to-steal-n2163225

I suspect that there is something that’s making life really easy for car thieves in Chicago, but I don’t think I’d blame it on the automakers.


Hurricane Idalia makes landfall

Hurricane Idalia crossed Florida on Wednesday after making landfall as a category 3 hurricane. At this writing, it’s affecting North Carolina as a weakened but still dangerous tropical storm. At least one person was killed by a falling tree and several injured in Georgia. I hope you will keep praying for those in its path and those who are dealing with the aftermath of flooding and widespread power outages. Here’s a link to a page of continually updated news stories about it.

https://www.foxnews.com/search-results/search?q=Idalia

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s cautiously optimistic that the damage will not be as extensive as Hurricane Ian a few years ago. Idalia made landfall near remote Keaton Beach rather than a heavily populated area, and reports are that the storm surges receded faster than expected. DeSantis said some of the power lines were chopped up pretty badly and might take a while to repair, but the state was well-prepared for the storm. Fortunately, most people evacuated when told to, and they had lots of emergency workers and repair people standing ready to rush in and get things back up and running quickly.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/desantis-praises-hurricane-response-cautiously-optimistic-for-less-devastation-than-2022-s-ian/ar-AA1g2vIG

To his credit, when a reporter tried to get DeSantis to comment on Trump not saying anything about the hurricane, DeSantis quickly shot down the attempt to politicize the storm, saying, “That’s not my concern. My concern is protecting the people of Florida, being ready to go and we've done that.”

I also don’t want to politicize the storm, but I can’t help thinking that many Americans will be watching Florida’s swift, efficient response and noting that it coincidentally happened right after the disastrous Maui wildfires and the anniversary of the tragically-botched Afghanistan withdrawal. They may draw their own conclusions about the importance of having someone in charge of emergencies who is competent.

DeSantis also reminded anyone thinking of exploiting the storm damage by looting that Florida is a Second Amendment state, and if “you loot, we shoot.” I can already imagine California liberals rushing to social media to feign shock and outrage while secretly wishing they had a Governor like that so they wouldn’t wake up to stories like this every day:

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2023/08/30/masked-thieves-pepper-spray-pasadena-jewel-store-owner-steal-500000-in-merchandise/

Finally, some of the storm repairs will directly affect DeSantis. A 100-year-old oak tree blew down and fell on the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. His wife and children were inside, but thank God, nobody was injured. Until it’s repaired, I have a suggestion for temporary quarters for his family. It's a fine place to live, and it even got me my first major exposure on a national talk and variety show, and now, I host one!

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/feb/07/remember-when-arkansas-gov-huckabees-triple-wide/


Retirement

Fox News personality and wrestling champion Tyrus announced that he is retiring from pro wrestling after 20 years. He said it’s the kind of vocation that you have to put 300 days a year into. He let his kids vote. It was unanimous, and he told them his recent match was “the last weekend Daddy’s gone.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/regular-guest-greg-gutfelds-late-night-show-announces-retirement/

I have a feeling that life as a Fox News commentator and best-selling author will be a lot safer than wrestling, as long as he never accepts an invitation to go on “The View.”


GIGO

Ever wonder why so many “news” stories about subjects like the courts or “climate change” read more like pamphlets from leftwing activist groups and leave the impression that there is no other legitimate viewpoint on the subject? There’s an old computer term that explains it: “GIGO” or “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”

Most reporters are not experts on science, the law, or much of anything specific. So they repeat what they’re fed, and leftist groups have learned to exploit that by "feeding" them. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Associated Press, the nation’s top wire service that supplies much of the “news” seen in media outlets across America, is now bankrolled in part by millions of dollars from leftwing foundations, including one started by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

https://freebeacon.com/media/associated-press-coverage-of-courts-climate-bankrolled-by-dozens-of-left-wing-foundations/

There’s a lot more at the link. This is why one group that tracks media bias has moved the AP from “Center” to “Leans left” (I’d say, “Falling over left.”) It might also explain why the AP has started issuing so many “style guide” bulletins about what words reporters are no longer allowed to use and the hilarious PC euphemisms they’re supposed to substitute for them. Needless to say, this newsletter does not subscribe to the AP style guide. Around here, “A.P.” stands for “Always Propaganda.”

By the way, since many of the big funders of the AP are “climate change” activist groups who believe any objections to their views should be silenced as “disinformation” and the writers prosecuted, you will probably never see in AP stories that there are many scientists who do not buy into the climate apocalypse narrative. Here are a few reports about them for a change:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/two-princeton-mit-scientists-say-epa-climate-regulations-based-on-a-hoax-5460699

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/self-involved-nasa-climate-scientist-complains-about-climate-grief/

https://discernreport.com/real-science-vs-fake-science-learn-the-truth-about-the-so-called-climate-emergency/

https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-reveals-surprising-sources-of-methane-emissions/

I especially like that last one on the study finding that half of all emissions of the greenhouse gas methane actually come from freshwater ecosystems, like flowing rivers and streams. The amounts are apparently affected by the condition of the waterways. That’s good news because it means more careful conservation of rivers could reduce methane emissions. Then these activists could stop blaming it all on the poor cows, who are probably emitting less manure than they are.


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No choice for Trump

I tried to warn the left that smashing all norms to go after Trump would come back to bite them, but their Trump Derangement Syndrome has wiped out any ability they might have ever had to think beyond the moment. They threw open Pandora’s Box, and what came out may be coming for them next, if Trump has anything to say about it.

In an interview with Glenn Beck of The Blaze, Beck reminded Trump that when he took office, he told his supporters who chanted “Lock her up” that he would not prosecute his opponent Hillary Clinton because we don’t do that in America. Beck asked if he regrets that now, and “if you’re President again, will you lock people up?”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/31/trump-says-hed-lock-up-political-opponents-n2627796

Click the link to read Trump’s full answer, but in short: he would have “no choice, because they’re doing it to us.”


Pro-life activists found guilty

The Biden DOJ and the DC court system set another new low Tuesday for political prosecutions as a jury found five pro-life activists guilty on all counts for violating the “FACE Act,” a federal law against obstructing entrance to abortion clinics. They were immediately incarcerated and could face up to 11 years in prison, $350,000 in fines and three years of supervised release.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-pro-life-rescuers-immediately-incarcerated-following-jurys-guilty-verdict-in-dc-face-act-trial/

Sarah Arnold at Townhall has more background information...

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/12/biden-doj-threats-to-pro-lifers-and-catholics-continue-n2626936

Their attorney from the Thomas More Society law firm called the judge’s order to jail them immediately “due to the alleged violence” of the crime “an outrage” since “the one thing the defendants had really agreed upon was to remain non-violent.” They say they didn’t obstruct or assault anyone entering the abortion clinic. That’s probably why no local authority prosecuted them for anything until the radical pro-abortion activists in the Biden DOJ decided to make an example of them.

To give you an idea of how “dangerous” they are, defendant William Goodman urged his supporters “to forgive the jury, the judge, and all those who witnessed against us, and to pray that they would see how God loves the gift of every human life.”

When the jury asked Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to define what the law meant by banning the “oppression” and “intimidation” of abortion seekers, she allowed them to broadly interpret the word “oppress” as any acts that “harm, frighten, punish, prevent, and obstruct.” So "frighten" could mean getting 11 years in the federal pen for saying “Boo” on a sidewalk, which is about as intimidating as what they allegedly did.

That was just one example of how the judge ran her courtroom in the tradition of Soviet show trials. She barred video of the event that reportedly shows the defendants were not violent from being shown to the jury. She also barred the attorneys from talking about their clients’ religious beliefs or motivations, effectively gagging their defense. She even admonished a nun in the gallery for praying in court.

And while I didn’t see the trial, I assume they weren’t allowed to point out that with the SCOTUS having overturned Roe v. Wade, there is no “federal right to an abortion,” which is what the FACE Act allegedly protects, so it should be scrapped as unconstitutional – which it should have been from day one anyway as a selective intrusion on First Amendment rights.

One hopeful note for the appeal is that an appellate court recently sided with pro-lifers in another case alleging selective enforcement of the law. That’s the biggest no-brainer of all. The Biden DOJ no longer even attempts to hide how it’s perverting the legal system to target political opponents. The only reply they even make is the occasional load of rancid mush from Merrick Garland about how dedicated he is to enforcing the laws equally. Which I assume means just as harshly and unjustly against any and all Biden political opponents.

I urge you to pray for their safety, their swift release, a quick reversal on appeal, and the restoration of civil liberties and respect for life in America. I would remind you again that this is the same DOJ that has ignored leftist protesters who responded to the overturn of Roe by holding threatening protests outside of Supreme Court Justices’ family homes in violation of both state and federal law, and that have firebombed pro-life pregnancy centers and threatened the lives of their staffers.

To this Administration, homes, churches, courts, police stations and businesses are fair game for leftist protesters to burn, loot and threaten. Meanwhile, the only sacred ground in America deserving of federal protection is abortion clinics.

A Chaser To That Last Story: To give you some hope that those who stand up for what’s right against leftist tyrants can eventually prevail, check out this story of the Colorado Springs boy named Jaiden who was sent home from school by his teacher for having a Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”) patch on his backpack.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/29/the-gadsden-flag-kid-just-secured-total-victory-n2163216

The school spewed the usual woke nonsense for why this was “harmful” and might make other students feel “unsafe,” like that the flag had “origins in slavery and the slave trade” (no, it was designed in 1775 by Continental Army Brigadier General Christopher Gadsden during the American Revolution), and associations with white supremacy, “patriot groups” and “intolerance.” The only way that’s true is that it’s a historic symbol of Colonial Americans refusing to tolerate tyrannical autocrats taking away their rights, be it a British king or ignorant leftist school officials. This honor student was told he couldn’t return to class until he removed the flag patch (but I’ll bet they would’ve welcomed him with open arms if it were a rainbow Pride flag.)

Fortunately, Jaiden is being raised right. He did not back down, and the meeting between the teacher and his mom was caught on video and went viral. The mother pressed the teacher to explain what was wrong with the flag (she obviously didn’t know its real history) and what rule it allegedly violated (there is none.) Thanks to a swift public backlash, there was an “emergency meeting” of the school board, where they affirmed their respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and said Jaiden is free to return to class with his Gadsden Flag patch if he wants. They should let him teach history.

And THAT is what the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag REALLY means! That’s why it’s such a great symbol for all Americans, and I hope people will think of it when they vote in 2024.


You Can Lead A Horse To An EV, But You Can’t Make Him Buy It

Either everyone’s been reading this newsletter, or they’ve actually tried taking a road trip in an electric vehicle, because it appears that, just like previous campaigns, the Biden Administration offensive to force all Americans into electric cars is failing.

Despite heavy pressure and government subsidies, carmakers like Ford that went all in on EVs are seeing consumer interest falling rather than rising, and are pulling back on EV production. Ford will instead concentrate on its more popular gas-electric hybrids. They have drawbacks, too (they’re complicated and expensive to repair), but at least they give you better mileage without all the mining pollution or battery fires, they don’t take hours to charge, and they always move when you press the accelerator.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/focus-gas-electric-hybrid-vehicles-get-a-boost-in-the-us-from-ford-others/ar-AA1fInA5

For a more entertaining version of this same story, here’s a video from our favorite YouTube auto mechanic, Scotty Kilmer:

https://youtu.be/KpdCvw7tqOI?si=GOxYrzGIa6CLnFHZ

Governments have tried before to force Americans to buy electric cars, but the technology is just not adequate for most people’s needs and consumers have always said, “NO!” As Scotty says, if you want to impress your friends with something green to drive to the grocery store and back, “it’s your money,” but they’re not real cars, they’re “toys for rich people.” Most Americans don’t have cushy government jobs and need reliable transportation that can travel long distances, carry heavy loads and not waste hours to refuel.

The sheen is coming off the EV boom as Americans figure out that they were bamboozled. The virtues of EVs were so oversold that people forgot they were never very good. They can’t go far without pooping out, they cost you a lot more money than you expected, and you never know when they might blow up on you. It’s no wonder Joe Biden wants to force them on us. They’re the JOE BIDEN OF CARS!


McConnell freezes again

Wednesday, during a press conference in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, again froze and stared silently for 30 seconds. He then seemed to have trouble understanding questions for another minute or so before shaking it off and finishing. Afterward, staffers attributed it to briefly feeling “lightheaded,” the same explanation they gave when it happened last month.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

I’m sure we all wish Sen. McConnell the best and will pray for his good health, but these incidents, along with Sen. Diane Feinstein, 90, signing over her power of attorney and President Biden’s increasing incoherence, have fueled growing talk about the advanced age of our top leaders, and whether it's time for them to retire and pass power on to a younger generation, like people in their 60s and 70s.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

This is a touchy subject for several reasons. First, of course, once people have that kind of power and prestige, it’s hard to give it up. Also, McConnell might be concerned about the future of the GOP with its slim Senate minority, an important election coming, and his state having a Democratic Governor to appoint his replacement. Then there are those office holders who simply aren’t able to see how badly they’re doing and seriously believe they can hang on for another, say, four years.

To be clear, this isn’t entirely about age. Piers Morgan noted that he recently talked to Mick Jagger, who is only a few months younger than Biden, but still runs around a stage for over two hours and never forgets a song lyric. He also mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II was sharp as a tack up until her death at 96. There are many such examples, but everyone ages differently, and some have accompanying health issues, like the fall Sen. McConnell took recently that put him in the hospital. Many wonder if these spells might be a lingering effect of that.

While I’ve long been a fan of term limits, I don’t think that should prevent someone who’s older from holding office (in fact, if you’re a 90-year-old Republican in good mental and physical health who would like to enter politics, and you can beat AOC, please run for Congress.) That’s more a matter of preventing career politicians. I don’t think older people shouldn’t hold office, but I don’t think they should stay in office until they’re incapable of holding office and then keep on holding office anyway, just to keep power in the Party. If nothing else, their families should love them too much to let that happen.

I also don’t like seeing how the left is trying to use this issue to push for mandatory retirement ages for Supreme Court Justices, which, like their endless, baseless ethics assaults on Clarence Thomas, is just a transparent attempt to force conservative Justices off the Court to be replaced with younger leftist activists. Thomas is 75, Samuel Alito is 73, and Ketanji Brown Jackson is only 52, but I know which ones I’d trust to have the best understanding of the law and the Constitution.

Speaking of the attacks on Justice Thomas, over 100 former law clerks of his have written an open letter refuting the recent “malicious” attacks on his character and integrity. They call him “a man of greatest intellect, of greatest faith, and of greatest patriotism," and say, "The picture (his critics) paint of the Court and the man for whom we worked bears no resemblance to reality."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-100-former-clerks-of-clarence-thomas-defend-integrity-and-character-in-open-letter/ar-AA1fX7kb

To be fair, nothing that liberals say these days bears any resemblance to reality.


Sleazy DOJ official sabotaged IRS investigation of Hunter; more Biden corruption

News is breaking on Biden family corruption and cover-ups on a variety of fronts.

First, remember the story about cocaine found in a locker in the White House West Wing visitor area, near the Situation Room?  That seems so long ago. The “investigation” was closed after only a couple of weeks, with (amazingly) no photographic, fingerprint, DNA or any other evidence found and no leads at all.  There was never any word on who had the key, which you’d think would’ve had to be assigned.  So, the message to anyone who wants to sneak some white powder --- cornstarch, baking soda, arsenic, fentanyl, any kind of white powder --- into the WHITE HOUSE is, hey, it’s really easy and you won’t get caught!  They’ll just assume any powder coming in is coke for Hunter and look the other way.

Ironically, this coke may not have been for Hunter, but was perhaps more likely for someone else in “the Biden family orbit,” according to talk show host Dan Bongino, who worked for a decade as a Secret Service agent. Note that this is unconfirmed, but he still has contacts there and has just heard more about that theory from a source at the White House, not necessarily in the Secret Service but described as an “insider” and “not very political at all.” The source told him the cocaine was probably a deliberate delivery, a drug drop intended for “a member of the Biden family” who is not necessarily Hunter.

I don’t like having to report this, but Bongino’s source also described the Biden family as “trash.” Apparently, the source did not elaborate, at least not in a way that Bongino felt he could pass along.

The source “can’t prove” it wasn’t intended for Hunter, but claimed to be “getting some traffic that it could be another family member.”  Another contact of Bongino’s also stressed the “other family member” theory.

Press spokesperson Andrew Bates used the Hatch Act as an excuse to avoid answering questions about this.  Editor’s Note: The Hatch Act has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to comment on this story.  Bates, along with Karine Jean-Pierre, are not exactly artful dodgers.  They’re just dodgers.

Maybe someday we’ll know the story behind this, but it will be no thanks to the Secret Service and FBI, who are still much too busy checking out every possible Trump supporter who came to Capitol Hill on January 6, and even some who never even got there.  Bongino says the current director of the Secret Service, Kim Cheatle, needs to either reopen this case or resign.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-cocaine-left-wh-wasnt-accident-delivery-according-insider/

In an update to the story about Biden emails requested by America First Legal (AFL), the White House has claimed executive privilege in withholding hundreds of them from that release.

AFL, the group founded by Stephen Miller, did obtain over 1,000 emails from its request to the National Archives, the vast majority of which were communications between the Office of the Vice President and Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca.  But 200 additional emails were held back because they “would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors,” according to a letter from the National Archives.

Question:  since when does the government care about confidential advice between the President and his advisors?  I thought that concept was shot all to pieces when President Trump’s advisors were arrested and charged with conspiracy for giving Trump private and privileged legal advice. Recall that Biden rejected Trump’s claims of executive privilege over January 6th private communications, and liberal media outlets praised that decision, claiming a President can’t use executive privilege to cover up potential wrongdoing.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/30/biden-asserted-executive-privilege-to-block-release-of-hundreds-of-emails-involving-hunters-business-and-vps-office/

Topping that story, the WASHINGTON TIMES reported that the National Archives is withholding the 5,400 emails they have in which Joe Biden used aliases, pending APPROVAL FROM BIDEN AND ALSO PRESIDENT OBAMA (!) to make them public.  These had been requested by Kentucky Rep. James Comer of the House Oversight Committee.

We’re just wondering what Obama has to do with this.  The WT is behind a paywall, but we also found this, which quotes an Oversight Committee aide as saying, “President Joe Biden promised the most transparent administration in history and we fully expect him to approve the release of the records.”  I wouldn’t hold my breath.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-obama-must-approve-release-of-alias-emails-sought-by-gop/ar-AA1g0AtA

Comer appeared on HANNITY Wednesday night to discuss the many trips Hunter made with his father on Air Force Two (generally sneaking off via the back stairs), and also the timeline his committee is assembling between communications Hunter had with Joe and the various money transfers.  “This influence peddling scheme continues to grow on a daily basis,” with the then-VP “front and center,” meeting with “every one of these people that he claimed he never met with and never spoke to.”

As for obtaining those “alias” emails being withheld by the National Archives, Comer said they’re going to have to open an impeachment inquiry.  It’s Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s call, he said, but “we’re there now.”  He also noted that Congress has legislative jurisdiction over the National Archives.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336165655112

Hunter may be, as allegedly has been said, dumber than Zlochevsky’s dog, but this piece from the WESTERN JOURNAL shows how he used his various connections, at the White House and also the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, including former members of the Clinton administration, to help bring about the “deliverables” for Burisma.

https://www.westernjournal.com/explosive-new-hunter-biden-emails-reveal-help-take-ex-ukrainian-prosecutor-report/

In an update on the Jay Bratt story, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is asking why Special Counsel’s Jack Smith’s top aide was repeatedly meeting at the White House with people from the White House Counsel’s Office in the months leading up to the raid on Mar-A-Lago and subsequent indictment of President Trump.  Jordan has written to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, demanding answers.

“This new information raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents,” Jordan wrote.

Recall that Bratt also has been accused by Stanley Woodward, who is defending Mar-A-Lago employee Walt Nauta, of mentioning Woodward’s impending judgeship when saying he didn’t think Woodward was “a Trump guy” and would “do the right thing” about getting his client to “flip” against Trump.  This is a very serious charge against the special counsel’s top aide, made by someone with an impeccable reputation.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

And now we have allegations that in April, a top ‘Justice’ Department official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer, approached attorneys for IRS investigator/whistleblower Gary Shapley, saying he wanted to investigate Shapley’s claims of slow-walking and obstruction in Hunter’s case.  After Shapley attorney Mark Lytle briefed Weinsheimer in an April phone call, Weinsheimer slithered away to meet with Hunter’s then-lead attorney Chris Clark (!) and Delaware U.S. Attorney (recently appointed Special Counsel) David Weiss.

Days later, Weiss and Hunter’s attorneys agreed to that “sweetheart” plea deal, and Shapley and his entire team of investigators were pulled off the Hunter case.

In an exclusive interview with the U.K. DAILY MAIL, Lytle said, “In just two short weeks, Weinsheimer went from expressing an interest in the claims of wrongdoing by the IRS whistleblower to dismissing the claims of retaliation when the IRS agents were pulled off the case.”  The strategy had been to feign interest in Shapley’s story and milk Lytle for information and then go behind his back to Hunter’s defense and the prosecutors (same thing).

These are dirty, dirty lawyers.  (I’m reminded of the FBI agents who stopped by to see Mike Flynn for a “casual conversation.”)  We learn from this that it is sadly just not possible anymore to trust a government attorney or FBI agent, ever.

There’s more background here on that joke of a plea deal, in this must-read story.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197


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First, in an update to our story yesterday about Jay Bratt, top aide to Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith, repeatedly visiting the White House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio has written both the DOJ and White House chief of staff to provide records of these interactions, citing concerns about Smith’s “impartiality.”  I’m sure they’ll get right on that.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/jordan-presses-doj-jack-smiths-impartiality-attorney-visits

Meanwhile, investigative reporter John Solomon of JUST THE NEWS, probably the best longtime source of information on the Biden/Burisma scandal, offered his perspective yesterday on the growing story about Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms in communications with son Hunter about Ukraine.

It was in 2021, he told Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, that his team found the first communications on Hunter’s laptop and from the State Department that showed Joe Biden using the pseudonyms.  “There was an indication that this was larger; that’s why we put the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act request] in,” he said.  To do this, JUST THE NEWS was working with the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the group that is now suing to get the approximately 5,400 emails at issue.

So, why would a White House staffer be cc-ing Hunter Biden on a planned call with a foreign leader that Joe Biden was going to make, which happens to involve the company that had hired Hunter to be on its board? 

Solomon described an earlier episode in which Joe Biden forwarded some highly sensitive information to his private email account (“John L. Stevens?”) and copied to Hunter.  Received from a U.S. Embassy, it had concerned ongoing negotiations for the impending release of a U.S. hostage/prisoner in Turkey.  So, why was Hunter, a so-called “private citizen,” copied on this?

“I think we’re going to see more instances like this,” he said.  “I’ve talked to people around Joe Biden, who say, ‘Yeah, this happened from time to time.  Sometimes the boss would instruct this, sometimes his aides would do this, but we would do it…”

Solomon pointed out that these would have been classified emails.  “While the scope and size is similar to Hillary Clinton’s email problem, different types of email thus far, but...sending something that’s a sensitive communication from the embassy to your non-government, drug-addicted, global crusading, money-making son is probably not a good practice.”

“And I think these are some of the many issues that [Wisconsin Sen.] Ron Johnson and [Iowa Sen.] Chuck Grassley first brought to attention in 2020.  The Bidens were a national security risk.”

Another problem, he said, is Hunter’s many flights with his father on Air Force Two.  He apparently scored deals, as with Beijing, while on some of these trips.

“The Biden presidency is the place where all our conspiracy theories come true,” Solomon said.  “Each one of those things that were dismissed years ago are now true.  It’s a real problem for the President.  It really is a credibility problem for him.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336008656112

Reading Solomon’s latest news stories these days feels like deja vu, because he was covering them several years ago.  (We passed them along at the time, but precious few did.)  Here’s a new one that describes Biden’s trip to Ukraine, “where he planned to deliver a momentous shock to the U.S.-Ukraine relationship” by threatening then-President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

But the story is much more fleshed-out today.  For one thing, we see the involvement of then-assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.  “A U.S. intervention into the domestic affairs of an ally like Ukraine was rare and intrusive,” Solomon said, “and the meddling has had years of fallout.”

President Obama must have known about the shift in Ukraine policy, the plan to push for Shokin’s firing, before Biden left on his trip.  In testimony to Senate investigators, Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said there would’ve been a “deputies’ or principals’ level discussion” before Biden left on Air Force Two.  “I would imagine,” he said, “based on my conversations with him, that the Vice President also would have a discussion with the President, and saying, ‘Hey, boss, this is what I’m doing,’ and, you know, take it from there.”

Just changing the policy towards a foreign country, in itself, is not illegal.  But, as JUST THE NEWS has reported, career officials at State, Treasury and Justice actually had recommended that Ukraine get the $1 billion loan guarantee, because they saw Shokin’s office making progress in its investigation.  Why would Joe Biden not follow their recommendations (and adhere to our promise), other than the fact that his son was on Burisma’s board when they desperately needed Shokin gone?

As one embassy official, George Kent, said at the time in a classified email, Hunter’s association with Burisma directly “undercut” America’s anticorruption efforts in Ukraine.

For when you have time, a pair of detailed, MUST-READ stories from Solomon place then-VP Biden’s and Hunter Biden’s actions regarding Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Burisma Holdings and Mykola Zlochevsky (Hunter’s boss) on parallel tracks.  Many of the documents used to reconstruct this story “were not public during Donald Trump’s first impeachment and conflict with the Democrat narratives that have dominated since.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/wedas-hunter-biden-struggled-burisma-fallout-his-father-moved-fire

Here’s the story in timeline form, leading up to Shokin’s firing, with dates, people and places...

https://justthenews.com/government/diplomacy/hold-shokin-firing-installment-3-timeline

Yesterday, we reported that the Nation Archives had admitted, in response to a FOIA request, that it had about 5,400 emails written under at least three Joe Biden pseudonyms and copied to Hunter.  Turns out, there might be as many as six accounts.  And, in an update, the Archives is now refusing to turn “certain emails” over.  They’re saying that some would require permission from not only President Biden but --- get this--- even President Obama.  (That’s the breaking news from the House Oversight Committee; more on it tomorrow.)  And sorting through the emails, they say, will take years --- never mind that they have about 3,000 employees who could prioritize this task and do it quickly.  This is one reason why we need an impeachment inquiry.

Some of the emails, of course, are on the laptop and have been reported by the U.K DAILY MAIL.  On May 26, 2016, Biden aide John Flynn wrote “Robert L. Peters” with a cc to Hunter Biden: “Boss --- 8:45AM prep for 9AM phone call with Pres Poroshenko…” followed by the rest of the day’s schedule.  (That was back when Joe didn’t “put a lid” on his day at noon.)

 Jonathan Turley sees a change in how the media are perceiving all this.  As he told FOX NEWS’ Jesse Watters, “Now the media’s willing to accept that indeed Hunter Biden was running an influence peddling operation.  But they insist he was just selling the ‘illusion’ of influence and access.”  This is when, as he says, “the emails could go a long way to determine what was a ‘deliverable’ and whether it went beyond an illusion.”  We would add that the Viktor Shokin firing, at that point, could hardly be seen as anything but a deliverable, and Biden delivered like UPS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12453245/Emails-Hunter-Biden-tried-help-shut-Burisma-probe.html

Over at NEWSMAX, Greg Kelly reports that there is “incontrovertible evidence” of President Biden’s corruption and it’s about to be made public.  His sources, whom he won’t identify as currently either in or out of government, tell him this “won’t happen before Labor Day,” but the evidence, in the form of a recording, will be made public before the end of October.

Kelly says that once this is revealed, Biden will not be able to be the nominee for President.  (Well, we always knew there would be something to take him out of contention.)  He might be able to remain as President, but “probably not.”  His sources say the White House is aware of the recording (or recordings, plural), and is worried about it.

Kelly didn’t suggest this, but perhaps someone located those recordings that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly said he made of Hunter and his dad.

You’d think the recorded call between then-VP Biden and then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko (made by Poroshenko) about firing Shokin, in the context we have today, would be enough.  Kelly plays it during the segment…

https://rumble.com/v3d2ddz-newsmaxs-greg-kelly-incontrovertible-evidence-of-joe-bidens-corruption-is-a.html

Finally, Hungarian President Viktor Orbin, in an interview with Tucker Carlson, made some illuminating comments about our own country’s weaponization of the justice system.  “To do what’s going on now in your country,” he said, “to use the justice system against the political opponents, in Hungary I think it’s impossible to imagine.  That was done by the Communists.”

When asked what the next move should be to accomplish peace, he said, “Call back Trump.”  Yes, that’s what he said, and it sounds like a really good idea.  “Because, you know, you can criticize him for many reasons,” Orbin said, “I understand all the discussion, but, you know, the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him.”  And he expounded on that.

This fascinating interview is a must-see, not just for that, but for his insight specifically into the Ukraine-Russia conflict.  His own country is in a very precarious position.

https://rumble.com/v3d31qq-tucker-interviews-hungarys-viktor-orbin-its-the-communists-who-arrest-their.html

 


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Prayer Request

Please join me in offering prayers for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who announced this morning that he’s been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He called it a “very treatable” form of blood cancer, and said he has begun treatments. He said he expects to work through this period.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/29/steve-scalise-diagnosed-blood-cancer-multiple-myeloma/

Rep. Scalise is no stranger to health struggles, having survived a near-fatal shooting by a deranged leftist. We wish him a full and swift recovery.


Hurricane Idalia

Please join me in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Idalia, and if you are among them, please watch the news closely and take all precautions to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-idalia-landfall-florida-big-bend-category-3-tens-thousands-without-power


Miami Mayor Francis Suarez drops out of presidential race

It seemed for a while as if every Republican in America except me was going to run for President, but now, the first one has already dropped out. Miami Mayor Fracis Suarez has suspended his campaign. I suspect this was never a serious run but just a trial to get his name known nationally. I’ll let you decide whether it worked.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/29/mayor-francis-suarez-drops-out-of-race-n2627696


Attention please

Before we let the second anniversary of the tragically botched Afghanistan pullout pass, give your attention to these enraged Gold Star families who testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. They lost their loved ones in a terrorist bombing that never would have happened if anyone competent were in charge (the alleged bomber had been spotted earlier that day, but nobody could decide who had the power to give the order to take him out and he disappeared.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/video-pssed-off-gold-star-dad-end-joe-bidens-political-career/

You must read the statement of the father of Marine Cpl. Daegan W. Page, who is fed up with being lied to about everything: about why his child was killed, about our relationship with the Taliban, and about President Biden being such a caring “family man.” He said after the way Biden has treated these Gold Star families, that campaign slogan will never work again, adding, “There cannot be anything more cowardly and disgusting with how you treated us. You are a disgrace to the nation.”


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The border is not closed

The Biden Administration keeps claiming that the border is closed, even though it has literally welded the gates open to let illegal migrants pour in and is selling the border wall materials as scrap metal.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/08/28/biden-admin-says-border-is-closed-migrant-releases-in-texas-continue/

Biden’s Department of “Homeland Security” under Alejandro Mayorkas issued NTA’s (Notices to Appear in court) to more than 820,000 border crossers just between January 1st and July 31st of this year alone. As RFK Jr. pointed out in our interview, those court dates are now seven years in the future, even if they bother to show up (which most won't.)

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/28/catch-and-release-bidens-dhs-issues-court-dates-to-820k-border-crossers-released-into-u-s/

And on the eve of September 11th, the FBI is scrambling to find more than a dozen Uzbek nationals who entered seeking asylum earlier this year, after the feds discovered that they traveled to our border with the help of a smuggler tied to ISIS. At least there’s no evidence yet that they are terrorists themselves, but that’s the type of thing we used to find out BEFORE we let them into the US.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/29/migrants-entered-us-with-help-of-smuggler-who-has-ties-to-isis-report/

When border state Governors began busing some of the flood of illegal entrants to northern blue cities and states who actually voted for this insanity, the leaders there and their media bootlicks dismissed the action as “petty” and “childish.” As the full buses kept coming, they whined that it was “cruel” and “inhumane.” And now that they’ve gotten a taste of the results of the policies they thought they'd only be inflicting on border states, and with their parks and hotels overrun with unvetted illegal immigrants and their social services facing bankruptcy, they’re learning that the term they were looking for all along was “effective.”

The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hocul are demanding emergency aid from Biden to deal with the illegal border invasion that he created. What they got in return was a “stunningly arrogant” letter from DHS Secretary Majorkas, giving them advice on how to deal with it and bragging about what the Administration has already done for them, like “allowing” access to a JFK Airport hangar to house 800 migrants.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/28/biden-admin-burns-new-york-in-migrant-crisis-again-worse-than-ever/

Antonio Majorkas giving advice to anyone on how to do their job is like Dylan Muvaney giving tips on how to sell beer.


This is why people say that when students leave college, they finally enter the real world:

In an infuriating court ruling, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by some members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Wyoming. They sued the school for allowing “transgender” student Artemis Langford to join the sorority and live in their group house. They say Langford claims to “identify” as female, but has made little effort to resemble a female. He’s large and intimidating, and the women claim he frightens them by peeping and staring at them in intimate situations while visibly aroused.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/federal-judge-dismisses-university-wyoming-students-lawsuit-trans-sorority-member

The sorority, whose leaders are all-in on the “anybody is a woman who claims to feel like it” madness, asked for the suit to be dismissed. The judge ruled that since the national sorority and the UW chapter voted to admit Langford, the school didn’t violate any policies by letting him join. And it wasn’t within the court’s duties to define “woman” in this case: “The delegate of a private, voluntary organization interpreted ‘woman’, otherwise undefined in the nonprofit's bylaws, expansively; this Judge may not invade Kappa Kappa Gamma's freedom of expressive association and inject the circumscribed definition Plaintiffs urge."

So if you don’t want yourself (or your daughter) having some dangerous-looking male leering at her when she comes out of the shower, make sure she doesn’t go within 50 yards of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. With this ruling, I suspect it may soon look more like the Delta fraternity in “Animal House.”


How Bidenomics is hurting American families

VP Kamala Harris tried stumping for more abortion access by reminding people that "[m]ost Americans are a $400 unexpected expense away from bankruptcy." But all that did was remind people of how much Bidenomics is killing them financially. This article takes a closer look at that. Prepare to be shocked.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/kamala-harris-slip-up-reveals-how-bidenomics-hurting-american-families

If you wonder why you can’t cover a $400 medical bill or are borrowing against your 401K or buying groceries with a credit card, you can thank Biden and the Democrats. When Biden took office, Americans had $2.3 trillion in personal savings. With the post-pandemic economy rebounding, that shot up to $5.7 trillion. But since the 2021 passage of Biden’s laughably-titled “American Rescue Plan,” personal savings have plummeted by nearly $5 trillion to only $862 billion. Just in the past year, the average US household has lost $33,000 in real wealth.

So what is Harris promising here? Reelect them and they’ll at least keep abortions cheap because you won’t be able to afford another child?

Related: If you’re one of the rare Americans who’s doing well enough to afford to put more money into your retirement account, the IRS is delaying a rule that would’ve prevented that. More info here:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/irs-announces-changes-impacting-catch-up-contributions


RIP Joe

I was saddened to hear that Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe The Plumber,” has died at 49 of pancreatic cancer.

Joe became an inadvertent celebrity, political figure and lightning rod for the left during the 2008 presidential race when, during a campaign stop, he asked Barack Obama about his tax plan and whether small business people like himself would have to pay more. It was the kind of simple question that every candidate should be prepared to answer, but the media were aghast: you do not question the Lightbringer, you merely worship him! So they went after Joe the way Twitter cancel culture mobs these days go after anyone who voices common sense.

Joe, however, did not let them bully him into silence, and he became a well-known voice for working people during that race and beyond.

This story has more about Joe, plus a link to a fundraiser to help his widow and young children. Please check it out.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/conservative-activist-joe-plumber-dies-49

Also, my condolences and prayers for the family of New Hampshire Republican activist Alexander Talcott. He was found dead in his home in Durham with a stab wound in his neck. It’s been ruled a homicide, and the police are investigating.

https://www.westernjournal.com/republican-found-dead-inside-home-disturbing-stab-wound/


Young Vivek

Remember that photo of a teenage Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK that his campaign made such a big deal out of? Well, I like this even better.

A 20-year-old clip has surfaced from MSNBC of a teenaged Vivek Ramaswamy asking then-presidential candidate Al Sharpton, "Of all the Democratic candidates out there, why should I vote for the one with the least political experience?"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/clip-18-year-old-ramaswamy-asking-2004-hopeful-al-sharpton-lack-political-experience-goes-viral

Sharpton replied that he had lots of political experience that just wasn’t in elected office and that Bush’s elected experience didn’t make him a good President. Ramaswamy says now, "I’ll give the 18-year-old version of myself a pat-on-the-back for eliciting the most sensible words ever to come from that man’s mouth."

Of course, I would’ve said it’s a trick question. The correct answer is, “You shouldn’t vote for any Democratic candidate.”


Huckabee Video Links

If you missed my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who might be the last prominent Democrat politician with any sense at all, then you have to watch this. Among other important topics, we discussed border security and the disaster Biden has made of it. RFK did what our “border czar” Kamala Harris has never done: he actually went to the border and watched what’s happening there, as buses filled with 55 illegal entrants apiece, all paying the Mexican cartels to bring them, arrive over and over, all day long, day in and day out.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004


Sources say there ARE recordings that will end Biden’s campaign

First, in an update to our story yesterday about Jay Bratt, top aide to Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith, repeatedly visiting the White House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio has written both the DOJ and White House chief of staff to provide records of these interactions, citing concerns about Smith’s “impartiality.”  I’m sure they’ll get right on that.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/jordan-presses-doj-jack-smiths-impartiality-attorney-visits

Meanwhile, investigative reporter John Solomon of JUST THE NEWS, probably the best longtime source of information on the Biden/Burisma scandal, offered his perspective yesterday on the growing story about Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms in communications with son Hunter about Ukraine.

It was in 2021, he told Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, that his team found the first communications on Hunter’s laptop and from the State Department that showed Joe Biden using the pseudonyms.  “There was an indication that this was larger; that’s why we put the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act request] in,” he said.  To do this, JUST THE NEWS was working with the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the group that is now suing to get the approximately 5,400 emails at issue.

So, why would a White House staffer be cc-ing Hunter Biden on a planned call with a foreign leader that Joe Biden was going to make, which happens to involve the company that had hired Hunter to be on its board? 

Solomon described an earlier episode in which Joe Biden forwarded some highly sensitive information to his private email account (“John L. Stevens?”) and copied to Hunter.  Received from a U.S. Embassy, it had concerned ongoing negotiations for the impending release of a U.S. hostage/prisoner in Turkey.  So, why was Hunter, a so-called “private citizen,” copied on this?

“I think we’re going to see more instances like this,” he said.  “I’ve talked to people around Joe Biden, who say, ‘Yeah, this happened from time to time.  Sometimes the boss would instruct this, sometimes his aides would do this, but we would do it…”

Solomon pointed out that these would have been classified emails.  “While the scope and size is similar to Hillary Clinton’s email problem, different types of email thus far, but...sending something that’s a sensitive communication from the embassy to your non-government, drug-addicted, global crusading, money-making son is probably not a good practice.”

“And I think these are some of the many issues that [Wisconsin Sen.] Ron Johnson and [Iowa Sen.] Chuck Grassley first brought to attention in 2020.  The Bidens were a national security risk.”

Another problem, he said, is Hunter’s many flights with his father on Air Force Two.  He apparently scored deals, as with Beijing, while on some of these trips.

“The Biden presidency is the place where all our conspiracy theories come true,” Solomon said.  “Each one of those things that were dismissed years ago are now true.  It’s a real problem for the President.  It really is a credibility problem for him.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336008656112

Reading Solomon’s latest news stories these days feels like deja vu, because he was covering them several years ago.  (We passed them along at the time, but precious few did.)  Here’s a new one that describes Biden’s trip to Ukraine, “where he planned to deliver a momentous shock to the U.S.-Ukraine relationship” by threatening then-President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

But the story is much more fleshed-out today.  For one thing, we see the involvement of then-assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.  “A U.S. intervention into the domestic affairs of an ally like Ukraine was rare and intrusive,” Solomon said, “and the meddling has had years of fallout.”

President Obama must have known about the shift in Ukraine policy, the plan to push for Shokin’s firing, before Biden left on his trip.  In testimony to Senate investigators, Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said there would’ve been a “deputies’ or principals’ level discussion” before Biden left on Air Force Two.  “I would imagine,” he said, “based on my conversations with him, that the Vice President also would have a discussion with the President, and saying, ‘Hey, boss, this is what I’m doing,’ and, you know, take it from there.”

Just changing the policy towards a foreign country, in itself, is not illegal.  But, as JUST THE NEWS has reported, career officials at State, Treasury and Justice actually had recommended that Ukraine get the $1 billion loan guarantee, because they saw Shokin’s office making progress in its investigation.  Why would Joe Biden not follow their recommendations (and adhere to our promise), other than the fact that his son was on Burisma’s board when they desperately needed Shokin gone?

As one embassy official, George Kent, said at the time in a classified email, Hunter’s association with Burisma directly “undercut” America’s anticorruption efforts in Ukraine.

For when you have time, a pair of detailed, MUST-READ stories from Solomon place then-VP Biden’s and Hunter Biden’s actions regarding Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Burisma Holdings and Mykola Zlochevsky (Hunter’s boss) on parallel tracks.  Many of the documents used to reconstruct this story “were not public during Donald Trump’s first impeachment and conflict with the Democrat narratives that have dominated since.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/wedas-hunter-biden-struggled-burisma-fallout-his-father-moved-fire

Here’s the story in timeline form, leading up to Shokin’s firing, with dates, people and places...

https://justthenews.com/government/diplomacy/hold-shokin-firing-installment-3-timeline

Yesterday, we reported that the Nation Archives had admitted, in response to a FOIA request, that it had about 5,400 emails written under at least three Joe Biden pseudonyms and copied to Hunter.  Turns out, there might be as many as six accounts.  And, in an update, the Archives is now refusing to turn “certain emails” over.  They’re saying that some would require permission from not only President Biden but --- get this--- even President Obama.  (That’s the breaking news from the House Oversight Committee; more on it tomorrow.)  And sorting through the emails, they say, will take years --- never mind that they have about 3,000 employees who could prioritize this task and do it quickly.  This is one reason why we need an impeachment inquiry.

Some of the emails, of course, are on the laptop and have been reported by the U.K DAILY MAIL.  On May 26, 2016, Biden aide John Flynn wrote “Robert L. Peters” with a cc to Hunter Biden: “Boss --- 8:45AM prep for 9AM phone call with Pres Poroshenko…” followed by the rest of the day’s schedule.  (That was back when Joe didn’t “put a lid” on his day at noon.)

 Jonathan Turley sees a change in how the media are perceiving all this.  As he told FOX NEWS’ Jesse Watters, “Now the media’s willing to accept that indeed Hunter Biden was running an influence peddling operation.  But they insist he was just selling the ‘illusion’ of influence and access.”  This is when, as he says, “the emails could go a long way to determine what was a ‘deliverable’ and whether it went beyond an illusion.”  We would add that the Viktor Shokin firing, at that point, could hardly be seen as anything but a deliverable, and Biden delivered like UPS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12453245/Emails-Hunter-Biden-tried-help-shut-Burisma-probe.html

Over at NEWSMAX, Greg Kelly reports that there is “incontrovertible evidence” of President Biden’s corruption and it’s about to be made public.  His sources, whom he won’t identify as currently either in or out of government, tell him this “won’t happen before Labor Day,” but the evidence, in the form of a recording, will be made public before the end of October.

Kelly says that once this is revealed, Biden will not be able to be the nominee for President.  (Well, we always knew there would be something to take him out of contention.)  He might be able to remain as President, but “probably not.”  His sources say the White House is aware of the recording (or recordings, plural), and is worried about it.

Kelly didn’t suggest this, but perhaps someone located those recordings that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly said he made of Hunter and his dad.

You’d think the recorded call between then-VP Biden and then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko (made by Poroshenko) about firing Shokin, in the context we have today, would be enough.  Kelly plays it during the segment…

https://rumble.com/v3d2ddz-newsmaxs-greg-kelly-incontrovertible-evidence-of-joe-bidens-corruption-is-a.html

Finally, Hungarian President Viktor Orbin, in an interview with Tucker Carlson, made some illuminating comments about our own country’s weaponization of the justice system.  “To do what’s going on now in your country,” he said, “to use the justice system against the political opponents, in Hungary I think it’s impossible to imagine.  That was done by the Communists.”

When asked what the next move should be to accomplish peace, he said, “Call back Trump.”  Yes, that’s what he said, and it sounds like a really good idea.  “Because, you know, you can criticize him for many reasons,” Orbin said, “I understand all the discussion, but, you know, the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him.”  And he expounded on that.

This fascinating interview is a must-see, not just for that, but for his insight specifically into the Ukraine-Russia conflict.  His own country is in a very precarious position.

https://rumble.com/v3d31qq-tucker-interviews-hungarys-viktor-orbin-its-the-communists-who-arrest-their.html


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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6:9


Great photo

Joe Biden standing next to a whiteboard that lists all the benefits and accomplishments of Bidenomics.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/26/biden-tries-to-do-a-whiteboard-to-explain-bidenomics-it-doesnt-go-well-n2163069


Thank you, Carolyn

I just want to thank you Mr. HUCKABEE for this newsletter. I learn more about what is going on in our country than in any other way. I sincerely hope that the people of our nation come to their senses and really see what those currently in power have in store for all of us. Stay informed and help return our country to its people.


Good news:

The RNC has passed a powerful resolution demanding a return to secure elections. The bad news: it’s going to take more than a powerful resolution when the other side is diametrically opposed to that goal.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/28/rnc-adopts-powerful-return-to-excellence-in-american-voting-resolution-demands-election-security-n2163124


Money laundering

A former mobster explained to Fox News’ Jesse Watters how his money-laundering operation that involved a series of bogus shell companies that were nothing but bank accounts looked exactly like the Biden family business model. As for the claim that there’s no evidence any funds were given directly to Joe Biden, he explains that that’s the whole point.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/08/former-mob-boss-sheds-light-on-biden-family-corruption.php

He also calls this “a slam-dunk RICO case” (you know: a REAL racketeering case) and says that if he or his mob associates had done the same thing, they’d “have been indicted a long time ago.”


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Another lesson

As if anyone needed another lesson by this point that you can’t ignore local elections and let local offices be taken over by radical leftists backed by outside dark money groups, check out what’s happening in Hennepin County, Minnesota. “Progressive” County Attorney Mary Moriarty, whose campaign was boosted by $231,000 in support from the leftist group TakeAction Minnesota, is following the lead of all such DAs by prosecuting police and releasing criminals. But the latest outrage may prove the last straw, with some residents demanding a recall election..

https://revolver.news/2023/08/calls-for-recall-after-female-minnesota-da-throws-the-book-at-cop-drops-all-charges-against-armed-robber-he-arrested/

A man accused of armed robbery stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash that killed 20-year-old Leneal Frazier. Moriarty prosecuted and convicted Brian Cummings, the cop who was driving, for criminal vehicular homicide, while dropping all charges against the alleged robber who started the chase, claiming it was “due to an inability to prove all of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at this time.” At least he does remain in custody on other charges.

Cummings' attorney blasted Moriarty, saying his client “risked his life many times to protect people. He sits in jail, while “a gun toting thief, who bears responsibility for the death of Leneal Frazier, and stole from the innocent gets a break?  Minneapolis is a better place to be a criminal than a law enforcement officer.”

Sadly, that’s true of most Democrat-run cities these days. People don’t bother with local races, and the left has learned that that’s the way to sneak into power and destroy from within, like rats finding a hole in your siding. This is how “prosecutors” who only prosecute cops and citizens who try to stop criminals, get into power. A seemingly “small, local election” can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Voters in these cities had better start paying closer attention because the ballot box is about the only weapon of self-defense they still have.


Canceled

Vampyre Cosmetics, which describes itself as "proudly women owned, disabled owned and LGBT+ owned," released a statement saying they have canceled a planned line of makeup endorsed by rocker Alice Cooper because of his (eminently reasonable) comments about “transing” kids being “a fad.” They posted on their website, "We believe gender is a construct and has no place in our business” and “believe everyone should have access to healthcare.” (Editor’s note: Disfiguring confused children with unnecessary, permanent, body-altering drugs and surgery is not “healthcare.” It’s barbarism.)

Does anyone else think it’s hilariously ironic that the “edgy” makeup company Vampyr Cosmetics dropped their endorsement deal with the king of shock rock because he said something too shocking: that if you have male genitalia, you’re male; and if you have female genitalia, you’re female. They’re about as edgy as a muffin!

I read something recently that I thought was a great point, and I’m sorry I can’t remember the source, but it was that the left wants to force everyone to say they believe that men can become women and women become men because if they can make you agree to that without protest, they can make you agree to anything without protest.


20-20 Leftist Hindsight Round-Up:

While a number of people are calling for a return to mask mandates, a study shared by the NIH found that N95 surgical masks (the only kind that might do any good against COVID) expose wearers to eight times the recommended safety limit of toxic volatile organic compounds that have been linked to headaches, nausea, and in prolonged expose (like we’re being pressured to experience), organ failure and cancer.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12443319/Mask-study-published-NIH-suggests-N95-Covid-masks-expose-wearers-dangerous-level-toxic-compounds-linked-seizures-cancer.html

Residents of Oregon are increasingly supporting the repeal of their vote to decriminalize hard drugs. Who could've predicted that would have a down side?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/oregon-residents-increasingly-support-repealing-decriminalization-drugs

And you know how we all had to switch to paper straws because plastic straws were destroying the environment, according to…a 9-year-old’s science project? Well, now we’re being warned that the paper straws may contain “forever chemicals” that harm human health. They also turn to mush after about three sucks.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/08/25/forever-chemicals-paper-straws/9961692982142/


Two Must-Reads:

Derek Hunter on the history of Democrats lying about Republicans being “the next Hitler” or worse than Hitler. Also, the history of real dictators, who are uniformly on the left, what they do when they get into power, and how it’s exactly what the Biden White House is starting to do.

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/27/column-n2627582

And Alan Joseph Bauer, a writer from a family so deeply Democratic that his mother used to say “Better a dead Democrat than a live Republican,” lists the reasons why he is now urging everyone he knows, “Don’t vote Democratic.” It’s not your mom’s Democratic Party anymore.

https://townhall.com/columnists/alanjosephbauer/2023/08/26/dont-vote-democratic-n2627551


The More You Know…

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)


"Kicked in the gut"

Between claiming the border is secure, backing the castration of children, and congratulating itself on the great “Bidenomics” economy, I didn’t think it was possible for this Administration to become any more tone deaf or divorced from reality. But as Obama once said, never underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to (BLEEP) things up.

And so, as we approach the anniversary of possibly the darkest day in American history, September 11th (no, Joe, not January 6th), the Biden Administration is reportedly working on a plea deal to spare the planners of that incomprehensible terrorist mass murder from the death penalty.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-infuriates-9-11-families-plan-spare-terrorists-death-penalty-sickening-betrayal/

Under the deal, the architect of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four alleged co-conspirators would “accept criminal responsibility for their actions and plead guilty…in exchange for not receiving the death penalty,” according to CBS News. One man whose brother was killed in the assault on the World Trade Center said, “Here we are on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, and we are getting kicked in the gut by our own government once again.”

Others called it embarrassing, a betrayal and negotiating with terrorists, and suggested that it’s meant to keep the terrorists from revealing information about any Saudi role in 9/11.

Many survivors of 9/11 victims are enraged over this, but they can forget about confronting Biden over it during the upcoming commemoration ceremonies. Instead of attending the traditional ceremonies in New York City, Virginia or Pennsylvania, Biden will be in Alaska on 9/11.

https://apnews.com/article/biden-911-terrorist-attack-harris-alaska-8e58378865dc612a49d0a2dee80f2304

He’ll be returning from a G20 summit in India, where he’s reportedly thinking of privately meeting with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss a US-Saudi mega-deal. You know, the Saudi leader whom candidate Biden attacked Trump for dealing with and said he was going to make him “pay the price” and make him a “pariah” over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/17/politics/joe-biden-fist-bump-mbs-mohammed-bin-salman-white-house/index.html

Does Biden even remember that? Does he remember 9/11? All signs point to “no.”


Huckabee Video Links

If you missed my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who might be the last prominent Democrat politician with any sense at all, then you have to watch this. Among other important topics, we discussed border security and the disaster Biden has made of it. RFK did what our “border czar” Kamala Harris has never done: he actually went to the border and watched what’s happening there, as buses filled with 55 illegal entrants apiece, all paying the Mexican cartels to bring them, arrive over and over, all day long, day in and day out.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004



Top aide to Trump Special Counsel was visiting Biden White House

So, how much contact has the office of so-called “independent” Trump special counsel Jack Smith had with the Biden White House?

(NOTE:  Just read through that question again in light of the fact that we’re in the middle of a presidential campaign between Trump and Biden.  We should not have to ask such a question.)

As Jesse Watters reported Monday evening, White House visitor logs suggest that a pretext for the Mar-A-Lago raid might have been determined in meetings there, and that the special counsel’s work is likely still being coordinated from there.

https://www.westernjournal.com/white-house-visitor-logs-show-quietly-met-administration-weeks-trump-indictment-report/

While Trump was in the process of negotiating with the National Archives about the materials he had moved to Mar-A-Lago, Jay Bratt of the DOJ, who is now top aide to Special Counsel Smith, visited the White House three times to meet first with deputy White House Counsel Chief of Staff Caroline Saba and, for the third meeting, White House Chief of Staff Adviser Katherine Reily.  An FBI agent from the DC field office, Danielle Ray, also attended one of the meetings.  It seems Bratt didn’t want to waste time negotiating with the Archives; he was itching to raid the place, and he encouraged the White House to go ahead with that plan.  Or maybe they were just as on board from the start; who knows?

Recall that Bratt was the one who visited Mar-A-Lago not long before the raid and advised security personnel to put an additional lock on the door to the basement where allegedly classified documents were held.  This was done, but President Biden later signed off on the raid anyway, and after the FBI got a warrant (from a local magistrate and Obama donor), armed agents went in by land, sea and air.  That was August 8 of last year, a day that will live in infamy.

After Trump had already been indicted by the Biden ‘Justice’ Department, Bratt was appointed top aide to Special Counsel Smith.  Then, in March of this year, Bratt returned to the White House for the third time.  Weeks after that, Trump received another indictment, this one over those so-called “classified” Mar-A-Lago documents.  Watters asks the big question:

“Why is the Biden White House conspiring with the Justice Department and the special counsel’s office to prosecute Donald Trump?”

Publicly, Biden has had no comment on the case --- not that he comments on much of anything --- and says he’s had nothing to do with it.  He said, “I have never, once, not one single time, suggested to the Justice Department what they should do or not do relative to bringing a charge or not bringing a charge.”  Well, maybe he actually is telling the truth and didn’t conspire with them one single time.  Maybe he conspired with them a number of times.   The visitor logs certainly suggest that.

(This might be a good place to mention that Biden also says he’s never, once, not one single time, spoken with any member of his family about their foreign business dealings.)

It’s sad to have to be so cynical these days.  But there’s a good reason:  the Biden White House’s utter lack of transparency about the “Biden family business” and also the administration’s blatant moves to commit massive “lawfare” against its #1 political opponent.  As noted yesterday, the government, as evidenced by what we already know, is “guilty until proven innocent.”  Consistent with that view, look at the rushed court dates that are lining up to coincide with critical times for the GOP primary and ‘24 election.

https://redstate.com/smoosieq/2023/08/28/breaking-march-trial-date-set-in-trumps-dc-2020-election-case-n2163134

Trump immediately announced that he would appeal the latest court date of the day before Super Tuesday, which couldn’t scream “Election Interference” any louder if it were Stacey Abrams with a megaphone.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-announces-move-trial-date-set-day-super-tuesday/

Even THE NEW YORK TIMES reported that Biden was a force behind the hurry-up timeline.  Thanks to Watters for highlighting this quote: “Mr. Biden confided to his inner circle that he believed former President Donald J. Trump was a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted, according to two people familiar with his comments.”  Also, “...while the president has never communicated his frustrations directly to Mr. Garland, he has said privately that he wanted Mr. Garland to act less like a ponderous judge and more like a PROSECUTOR [emphasis ours] who is willing to take decisive action.”

He didn’t have to speak directly to Garland to make his wishes known.  With his words, Biden was using the power of his office to go after a political rival.  Isn’t some pale version of that what Trump got impeached for?  Trump simply mentioned it, almost in passing, to a foreign leader in a phone call, while according to NYT sources, Biden personally pushed in behind-closed-doors White House meetings to mobilize the direct force of the American judicial system to prosecute Trump.

You know, the case could easily be made right here and now that if Biden directed his “inner circle” to do this, it was an impeachable offense.

Here’s a good write-up on that story, from the NEW YORK POST…

https://nypost.com/2023/08/26/biden-staffers-met-with-special-counsel-jack-smiths-aides-before-trump-indictment/

Of course, it’s impossible to tell from the visitor logs what was discussed during these meetings.  But given the timing and context, it seems pretty obvious.  As reported by the NY POST, “Critics and legal experts questioned why Bratt was taking meetings at all with the White House counsel’s office while part of an active investigation into President Biden’s likely 2024 Republican opponent.”

Former NYC mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, when asked if he believed the White House and special counsel were coordinating their prosecution of Trump, said, “You’re damn right I do.  What’s happening is, they have trashed every ethical rule that exists, and they have created a state police.  It is a Biden state prosecutor and a Biden state police.”  (Of course, you know that Giuliani himself has been indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, because a grand jury disagreed with the private [make that “private”] and personal legal advice he gave Trump.)

Recall that Bratt was in the news in June of this year, when the U.K. GUARDIAN reported that Stanley Woodward, the attorney for indicted Trump valet Walt Nauta, accused Bratt of bringing up his impending judgeship during a conversation about getting his client to “flip” and testify against Trump.  This is an extremely serious charge.  Woodward has an absolutely stellar reputation, and people who know him say it’s unthinkable that he would make it up.  Congress is looking into it.

Anyway, mark my word, with all the left’s lip service to “democracy,” this is about the opposite of democracy.  It’s ALL about keeping Trump off the ballot next year.  If the tactics they’ve tried don’t work, they’ll try others.  They are utterly deluded; they’ve so demonized Trump that they’re heroes in their own minds for doing everything they can to stop him.

And with the Fulton County arrest and Trump mugshot backfiring spectacularly, the next tactic will have to be to misuse the 14th Amendment to disqualify him for office.  Here’s how the mainstream news reports that, if you’re so inclined to see it…

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/14th-amendment-section-3-new-legal-battle-trump/story?id=102547316

A far better investment of your time would be the analysis of law Prof. Michael McConnell (who notes he is not a fan of Trump) about the “profoundly anti-democratic” abuse of the 14th Amendment.  If this precedent is set, partisan politicians at the state level will disqualify their opponents for public office.  Highly recommended reading...

https://reason.com/volokh/2023/08/12/prof-michael-mcconnell-responding-about-the-fourteenth-amendment-insurrection-and-trump/

………………..

RELATED READING:  I already wrote about this, but “in case you missed it,” it’s a must-read piece in REVOLVER NEWS from earlier this month, explaining how this most recent indictment of President Trump is, in effect, criminalizing what we might call “election denial.”  You’d think nobody had ever questioned an election before, when we know Democrats do it ALL the time.

This piece takes a look at the “experts” Trump was expected to believe about the validity of the election results, notably those at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or “CISA.”  CISA was so concerned about controlling narratives that they even set up, without legal authorization, a social media censorship division that even tried to censor humor.  (Them’s fightin’ words!)  These were propagandists led by head propagandist Chris Krebs, a cybersecurity expert from Microsoft who wanted to make sure the Hunter laptop story stayed hidden till after the 2020 election and even to see conservative media shut down.

So, Trump was supposed to believe “experts” like HIM about the election?  Why should he have?  And why should he have believed the intel community, after they tried to frame him for being a Russian agent?  No, Trump had plenty of reason to question any narrative they put forth, including about the election.  And questioning election results is not a crime.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

By the way, here’s something else that was hidden in 2020:  Did you know that fired prosecutor Viktor Shokin filed a complaint with Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigation that year demanding an investigation of Joe Biden for “illegal influence on him as the prosecutor general of Ukraine” while he was investigating Burisma Holdings?  No?  Neither did anybody else.

Shokin claimed that Biden’s demand that he be fired violated Article 243 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code.  He said it was “interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine on the part of a foreign power in violation of one of the principles of international law.”

https://lidblog.com/viktor-shokin-filed-complaint-in-2020-demanded-probe-of-joe-biden-details/

Finally, guess how many documents the National Archives has bearing Biden synonyms “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware”?  If you guessed a whopping 5,400...you win!  Many thanks to the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed the FOIA request over a year ago.  On Monday, they sued for the release of the unredacted records...

National Archives has 5,400 Biden emails in which he uses fake names to dish government info to Hunter, others as VP: suit


Hurricane Idalia

At the time of this writing early on Tuesday morning, a state of emergency is in effect for much of Florida as Hurricane Idalia approaches the southwest coast as a category 1 hurricane. By the time it makes landfall, it’s expected to intensify to an even stronger storm with devastating winds and rain and potentially life-threatening storm surges.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-gov-desantis-expands-state-of-emergency-as-hurricane-idalia-expected-to-make-landfall-wednesday

If you live in its path, I hope you’ve evacuated, and if not, I hope you are prepared and that you and your animals will be safe. Please keep a close eye on the weather news and follow any emergency orders. Here's a link to a live stream of Fox News hurricane coverage.

https://www.foxweather.com/live

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What a surprise:

The Trump-hating judge in his election interference trial in DC rejected his attorneys' request to delay it to 2026 because of the mountain of alleged evidence Jack Smith dumped on them to go through, and instead decided it will start on the day before Super Tuesday primary elections.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/28/trump-trial-date-jack-smith/?pnespid=pLY7VzlJbbwd3uTb9z6yQ5GGswquSpBlcvOn2etorU1mHaIHdNvb9iHeOj9jBIEG38REw8Nwuw

If election interference is such a crime, why aren't all the people behind these trials facing trial themselves?


Close to home

Another day, another highly questionable and tragic FBI raid on an American’s home, this time in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where we film “Huckabee.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/fbi-kills-yet-another-american-home-time-100-disabled-veteran/

At this writing, they’ve yet to release much information, but we do know that an FBI SWAT team showed up at Theodore Deschler’s home at 6 a.m. to stage an arrest raid, breaking out windows and firing flash grenades. Deschler was shot to death. His mother called it “a senseless act.” She said her son was a “100% disabled veteran” with severe PTSD, and “He didn’t have a weapon on him. He was just trying to get out of the house because it was filled with tear gas.”

The FBI has yet to explain what allegedly justified this deadly assault. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family to raise money to try to repair their smashed and bullet-riddled home. You’ll find that and what little more we know at the link.


Tragic event

Former Canadian Olympic figure skater Alexandra Paul, who won a number of awards for ice dancing with her future husband Mitchell Islam, was killed in a seven-car chain reaction crash north of Toronto. She was 31. Her 10-month-old son was strapped into the back seat and survived.

https://www.westernjournal.com/beloved-olympic-figure-skater-31-killed-tragic-accident/

We extend our prayers and condolences to all who are affected by these tragic events.


Important Anniversary

August 28th marks the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s. historic “I Have a Dream” speech before a crowd of 250,000 during the 1963 March on Washington. As a kid growing up in the South at that time of Jim Crow laws, I was deeply moved by the Rev. King’s words about justice and brotherhood, and have always regarded him as a great spiritual leader, role model and American. His moving words helped me understand that racism is not just evil, it is a sin against the God who made us all in His own image.

That’s why it’s so upsetting to see how certain self-appointed spokespeople for black Americans are betraying his legacy. They use his name and image, but their goal of separating and judging Americans by race is the very antithesis of his dream, an America where we could all share a place at the same table and people were judged not by the color or their skin but by the content of their character. To serve their selfish and destructive political goals, they are busily reversing decades of racial progress.

I sometimes wonder, if he were alive today, would he be attacked by the left for preaching (yes, he was also a preacher, and a great one, which would also make him a target of the left) that our goal should be a colorblind society, a phrase they now revile as somehow racist. To understand radical leftists, you must remember that they constantly redefine terms to call things the opposite of what they are because nobody would follow them if they told you straight out what they really believe. That’s how we got today’s “anti-racism” movement that’s based entirely on judging people by their skin color. Or as we used to call that: “racism.”

This is a link to the history of the Rev. King’s speech, with photos and a full transcript. I urge you not to listen to those who will use this day to try to usurp his legacy and twist his words, but to go to the original source and watch or read that speech for yourself. It’s just as inspiring now as it was then, and sadly, just as timely.

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/i-have-a-dream-speech


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Helicopter crash

Sunday morning in Australia, an Osprey military helicopter crashed during an exercise, killing three US Marines and injuring 20 others, some critically. This is still a breaking story, and I hope you will pray for the injured to make a full recovery.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-military-aircraft-carrying-about-20-marines-crashes-over-australia-killing-3-injuring-others


Jacksonville shooting

There was a lot of tragic news over the weekend, and I hope you will keep these people and their families in your prayers…

Three black customers were killed in a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General Store Saturday when a 21-year-old white male entered and began shooting. He then turned the gun on himself. Police say it was a racially-motivated assault. The shooter had a history that involved domestic violence and mental illness. There is more at this link, but I warn you that it includes surveillance video that is very disturbing.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/florida-sheriff-identifies-victims-of-dollar-general-store-shooting-releases-sickening-surveillance-clips/ar-AA1fQZlf

 


Too old

An AP-NORC poll released Monday morning found that a staggering 77% of Americans think Joe Biden is too old to be effective in a second term. That seems like a no-brainer to me, since he’s too old to be effective in his first term, and he ain’t getting any younger.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/28/poll-wide-majority-view-joe-biden-as-too-old-for-high-office/

That view is held by 89% of Republicans and even 69% of Democrats, and it holds across all demographics. Even old people think Biden is too old to be President. Of course, this is not meant to imply that people become incompetent just because of their age. Each person is a separate case. I’m sure Joe would have been a lousy President at 50. And Mel Brooks is 97, but I’d trade Biden for him right now.


Denied bail

Democrats are shocked to learn that many black men are sympathetic to Donald Trump’s claims of being targeted for prosecution because of who he is rather than what he did. I wonder what rock they’ve been living under since the 1800s?

I can’t help wondering what black Americans will think when they hear that a white judge in Georgia released on bail all of the people charged under the ridiculous RICO case against Trump – except one. That was Harrison Floyd (what a coincidental last name!), who, also by sheer coincidence I’m sure, happened to be a Black outreach director for Trump’s 2020 campaign and the only non-white defendant.

She claimed that because of his prior record, the mixed martial artist and Marine veteran might be a flight risk and at risk of committing felonies. Which might explain why she denied him bail, but it doesn’t explain why she also denied him a public defender.

The magistrate judge ordered Floyd jailed until the superior court judge returns from vacation. Floyd’s attorney said there’s “no excuse” for this; superior court judges don’t hear bond matters, and state criminal law mandates that a defendant receive a bond amount within 24 hours. He called Floyd’s treatment “completely outside the regular course of order there.”

But then, you could say that about every indictment that’s been leveled against Trump, which might be why so many black people find it suspiciously familiar.


The More You Know…

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)


Not what you think it is

The attempt to blame the devastating Maui wildfires on climate change may have suffered a fatal blow with a lawsuit filed by the county government against Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries that officially blames the fires on their negligence. The lawsuit accuses HECO of failing to power down electrical equipment during a red flag windstorm warning as required, which meant live power lines blew into dry grasslands that were known wildfire fuel and ignited them.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-climate-change-blame-game-hawaii-fire-confronted-reality-maui-identifies-cause

But as previously noted here, the fires were also fanned by so many power and government officials prioritizing the “climate change” agenda over fire prevention that there’s plenty of blame to go around, not only for the fires starting but for the failure to put them out. So you could say that “climate change” did contribute indirectly to the fires, but not in the way that green activists claim.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/maui-wildfires-can-be-classified-as-first-woke-caused-disaster/


Catch-22

For younger readers who don’t know what a “Catch-22” is, this is a great example:

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/27/elon-exposes-hypocrisy-of-biden-doj-after-they-target-him-over-spacex-not-hiring-asylees-n2163121

The Biden DOJ is suing Elon Musk’s company SpaceX for discriminatory hiring practices for not hiring refugees and asylum seekers. Musk called this more of the weaponization of government, saying that this same Administration told SpaceX “repeatedly that hiring anyone who was not a permanent resident of the United States would violate international arms trafficking law, which would be a criminal offense. We couldn’t even hire Canadian citizens, despite Canada being part of NORAD!"

So he’s damned if he does hire non-US residents, and damned if it doesn’t. That leaves only one way to avoid prosecution by the Biden DOJ: Hire Hunter at $83,000 a month.


We’re in a fight to defeat the ruling elites’ criminal enterprise

One thing we’re glad to see:  Critics of the administration who used to temper their words out of fear of getting canceled are getting rarer.  Of course, that’s because some of them have already been canceled!  Here are a few searing quotes from “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ podcast “Coffee With Scott Adams,” on Friday morning (after Trump’s arraignment in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday):

“I have a hypothesis that I’m working on, and it goes like this…We would not be seeing the things we’re seeing if we had an actual President who was in charge.  In other words, my belief is that it’s now so obvious a criminal enterprise, and it’s so obviously a criminal prosecution, and it’s so far over the line, that no President would do that and turn his legacy to garbage.

“At this point, I would say Biden’s legacy is just criminal and garbage.”

“...It’s almost turning into a legal civil war, a ‘lawfare’ civil war.”

He compared the Democrat Party to a group of zombies, who seem to be acting in coordinated fashion but who have no discernable leader, and to winged monkeys who have taken over the palace.  He also said this:

“Citizens are innocent until proven guilty; the government is guilty until proven innocent, by transparency.  Transparency is the only thing that gets you a pass.  If you’ll let us inside, let us look around, audit when we need to, let people have access to whatever we need to, then I’m willing to say...carry on.”

“The moment transparency is not in full effect, the assumption has to be the worst case...the lack of transparency allows a reasonable person to say you have a criminal enterprise.”

And that’s where we are.  So, what do we do when we know, from the lack of transparency, that elections have been messed with?  As Mark Levin said Sunday night, when bureaucrats interfere in elections, “it is Congress, and only Congress, that has the final say in elections.  Not the Department of Justice, not a prosecutor, not a judge, not a grand jury.  The system is set up, Congress counts all the electors...We have constitutional illiterates and ignoramuses all over TV.  The election isn’t over until Congress says it’s over, and counts the electors.”

Levin was only too eager to speak of the criminal enterprise on his show, quoting from the official DOJ “Justice Manual”: “Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”  (A look at the timeline for President Trump’s upcoming trial dates makes it unmistakably clear that this is all about election interference.)  The only time this may be done is when the U.S. Attorney General has approved it, so, of course, Merrick Garland is behind this.

Be sure and watch Levin’s opening monologue for much more on what the rule of law is SUPPOSED to be.  And in the following segment, he explains why the notion that a President can’t pardon himself at the state level is something somebody just made up.  The spirit of the law would be that he certainly could.

“If I’m wrong and the others are right,” he said, “the country is over.  There are thousands and thousands of DAs and assistant DAs and state prosecutors.  There are thousands of assistant U.S. attorneys; that’s bad enough.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335690174112

Levin also took a side trip into the archives for a look into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s background.  Did you know Smith was the one who first called the DOJ’s attention to the conservative “Tea Party” nonprofit groups --- not the many “progressive” ones, of course --- that Lois Lerner’s team ended up investigating when Obama was running for re-election?  This was back when he was leading the --- try not to laugh --- Public Integrity Section --- of the ‘Justice’ Department.

Ironically, Republicans at that time sought a special counsel to investigate THAT, with Smith’s actions cited as one reason.  Alas, the Public Integrity Unit (under Smith) decided not to open any investigation.  The only scrutiny was of the Tea Party groups, by the IRS...

Recall that the IRS later admitted their actions were wrong blah blah blah, and that Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and retired with her full pension.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/trump-special-counsel-jack-smith-involved-lois-lerner-irs-scandal

Newt Gingrich, Levin’s guest, went into more detail about the ongoing criminal enterprise.  The real corruption, he said, lies with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (two ideological associates of Saul Alinsky), with Biden “the smallest of the three players.”  Their Alinsky grounding says “middle class rules don’t matter, the law doesn’t matter, honesty doesn’t matter, do whatever you can get away with.”  Obama and his people currently run the show; Biden “sort of floats along.”

“The depth of corruption is breathtaking.”  Most of us who have been “sleepwalking” don’t realize “the scale of the corruption taking over the system.”

For that reason, the investigation by the House Republicans needs to be “much broader and deeper,” he said, starting with subpoenaing all the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, “which is going to produce evidence of a level of wrongdoing, in terms of millions and millions of dollars, far beyond anything we’ve seen with Joe Biden.”

More generally, Gingrich stressed that the biggest challenge for the American people is to recognize that we are replacing the rule of law with the rule of power.  “What you saw in Atlanta was an arrogant, corrupt, dishonest, radical district attorney, who brings in, I think, an indictment that is insane, and makes no sense at all.  [That’s also] what you’re seeing with Jack Smith --- who, by the way, was repudiated unanimously by the Supreme Court when he tried to destroy Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia [by totally misstating the law and misleading the jury].

Gingrich believes this is precisely why Garland picked him --- he wanted a “rabid dog,” and he sure got one.  Garland would do “anything to get Trump,” in as biased a courtroom as it’s possible to get.

“When I watch lawyers try to explain all this,” he said, “I think they miss the point.  This isn’t about the law.  These people couldn’t care less about the law.  They are in a vendetta to destroy Donald Trump, because they’re terrified that if Trump becomes President again, having now had time to think through how corrupt, how dishonest, how outrageous they are, that he will tear apart their establishment.”

I would add that this is exactly why we need to re-elect him, and the American people increasingly understand this (including black men, many of whom identify with Trump as the victim of corrupt law enforcement policy).  As Gingrich said, Trump is no longer just a candidate; he’s the leader of a movement. That mugshot the Democrats coveted so much has already brought in over $7 million in campaign donations…to Trump.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-used-mug-shot-flip-script-democrats-paid-off-big-fundraising-numbers/

Trump didn’t need this persecution; he could have retired and left the country to whatever forces are set on controlling it.  But he’s still in there, fighting.

He really might be our last hope.  As Gingrich said, “If they can break Trump, then there’s nobody who’s gonna stand up against them, and we will become like Cuba or Nicaragua or a variety of other authoritarian systems.”  But if they lose, he said, given the opportunity we’ll have to see just how sick the system is, “the more likely it is we will reform it.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335609107112

RELATED:  Joe Biden might be relatively small potatoes in the garden of government corruption, but it’s important to get to the bottom of that right away.  Did you see fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s interview with FOX NEWS’ Brian Kilmeade over the weekend?  Here it is…

https://news.yahoo.com/former-top-ukraine-prosecutor-comes-001014759.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Shokin told Kilmeade that he knows pressure from Biden was the reason behind his firing, because former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told him.  He said he doesn’t have proof but believes both Joe and Hunter were taking bribes from Zlochevsky and Burisma.  More points from the interview are here...

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/26/viktor-shokin-ukraine-fired-hunter-biden-burisma-fox-interview-n2163095

Something else highly suggestive of corruption:  NEWSMAX White House correspondent James Rosen broke the news last week that the agency hosting the domain for the secret account used by Joe Biden’s alias “Robert L. Peters” was an elite --- but rather obscure --- IT unit of the Defense Department called the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.  It describes itself as a “combat support agency,” but Biden reportedly possessed “no statutory authority or duties relating to the Armed Forces, beyond the nomination of candidates for the Service Academy.”  The significance of Rosen’s discovery is unknown, but this agency sure looks like a place to hide something where no one would look.  We look forward to more updates from Rosen; here’s what we know so far…

https://www.newsmax.com/jamesrosen/rosen-biden-email/2023/08/23/id/1131750/


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August 28, 2023

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)

One thing we’re glad to see:  Critics of the administration who used to temper their words out of fear of getting canceled are getting rarer.  Of course, that’s because some of them have already been canceled!  Here are a few searing quotes from “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ podcast “Coffee With Scott Adams,” on Friday morning (after Trump’s arraignment in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday):

“I have a hypothesis that I’m working on, and it goes like this…We would not be seeing the things we’re seeing if we had an actual President who was in charge.  In other words, my belief is that it’s now so obvious a criminal enterprise, and it’s so obviously a criminal prosecution, and it’s so far over the line, that no President would do that and turn his legacy to garbage.

“At this point, I would say Biden’s legacy is just criminal and garbage.”

“...It’s almost turning into a legal civil war, a ‘lawfare’ civil war.”

He compared the Democrat Party to a group of zombies, who seem to be acting in coordinated fashion but who have no discernable leader, and to winged monkeys who have taken over the palace.  He also said this:

“Citizens are innocent until proven guilty; the government is guilty until proven innocent, by transparency.  Transparency is the only thing that gets you a pass.  If you’ll let us inside, let us look around, audit when we need to, let people have access to whatever we need to, then I’m willing to say...carry on.”

“The moment transparency is not in full effect, the assumption has to be the worst case...the lack of transparency allows a reasonable person to say you have a criminal enterprise.”

And that’s where we are.  So, what do we do when we know, from the lack of transparency, that elections have been messed with?  As Mark Levin said Sunday night, when bureaucrats interfere in elections, “it is Congress, and only Congress, that has the final say in elections.  Not the Department of Justice, not a prosecutor, not a judge, not a grand jury.  The system is set up, Congress counts all the electors...We have constitutional illiterates and ignoramuses all over TV.  The election isn’t over until Congress says it’s over, and counts the electors.”

Levin was only too eager to speak of the criminal enterprise on his show, quoting from the official DOJ “Justice Manual”: “Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”  (A look at the timeline for President Trump’s upcoming trial dates makes it unmistakably clear that this is all about election interference.)  The only time this may be done is when the U.S. Attorney General has approved it, so, of course, Merrick Garland is behind this.

Be sure and watch Levin’s opening monologue for much more on what the rule of law is SUPPOSED to be.  And in the following segment, he explains why the notion that a President can’t pardon himself at the state level is something somebody just made up.  The spirit of the law would be that he certainly could.

“If I’m wrong and the others are right,” he said, “the country is over.  There are thousands and thousands of DAs and assistant DAs and state prosecutors.  There are thousands of assistant U.S. attorneys; that’s bad enough.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335690174112

Levin also took a side trip into the archives for a look into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s background.  Did you know Smith was the one who first called the DOJ’s attention to the conservative “Tea Party” nonprofit groups --- not the many “progressive” ones, of course --- that Lois Lerner’s team ended up investigating when Obama was running for re-election?  This was back when he was leading the --- try not to laugh --- Public Integrity Section --- of the ‘Justice’ Department.

Ironically, Republicans at that time sought a special counsel to investigate THAT, with Smith’s actions cited as one reason.  Alas, the Public Integrity Unit (under Smith) decided not to open any investigation.  The only scrutiny was of the Tea Party groups, by the IRS...

Recall that the IRS later admitted their actions were wrong blah blah blah, and that Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and retired with her full pension.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/trump-special-counsel-jack-smith-involved-lois-lerner-irs-scandal

Newt Gingrich, Levin’s guest, went into more detail about the ongoing criminal enterprise.  The real corruption, he said, lies with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (two ideological associates of Saul Alinsky), with Biden “the smallest of the three players.”  Their Alinsky grounding says “middle class rules don’t matter, the law doesn’t matter, honesty doesn’t matter, do whatever you can get away with.”  Obama and his people currently run the show; Biden “sort of floats along.”

“The depth of corruption is breathtaking.”  Most of us who have been “sleepwalking” don’t realize “the scale of the corruption taking over the system.”

For that reason, the investigation by the House Republicans needs to be “much broader and deeper,” he said, starting with subpoenaing all the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, “which is going to produce evidence of a level of wrongdoing, in terms of millions and millions of dollars, far beyond anything we’ve seen with Joe Biden.”

More generally, Gingrich stressed that the biggest challenge for the American people is to recognize that we are replacing the rule of law with the rule of power.  “What you saw in Atlanta was an arrogant, corrupt, dishonest, radical district attorney, who brings in, I think, an indictment that is insane, and makes no sense at all.  [That’s also] what you’re seeing with Jack Smith --- who, by the way, was repudiated unanimously by the Supreme Court when he tried to destroy Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia [by totally misstating the law and misleading the jury].

Gingrich believes this is precisely why Garland picked him --- he wanted a “rabid dog,” and he sure got one.  Garland would do “anything to get Trump,” in as biased a courtroom as it’s possible to get.

“When I watch lawyers try to explain all this,” he said, “I think they miss the point.  This isn’t about the law.  These people couldn’t care less about the law.  They are in a vendetta to destroy Donald Trump, because they’re terrified that if Trump becomes President again, having now had time to think through how corrupt, how dishonest, how outrageous they are, that he will tear apart their establishment.”

I would add that this is exactly why we need to re-elect him, and the American people increasingly understand this (including black men, many of whom identify with Trump as the victim of corrupt law enforcement policy).  As Gingrich said, Trump is no longer just a candidate; he’s the leader of a movement. That mugshot the Democrats coveted so much has already brought in over $7 million in campaign donations…to Trump.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-used-mug-shot-flip-script-democrats-paid-off-big-fundraising-numbers/

Trump didn’t need this persecution; he could have retired and left the country to whatever forces are set on controlling it.  But he’s still in there, fighting.

He really might be our last hope.  As Gingrich said, “If they can break Trump, then there’s nobody who’s gonna stand up against them, and we will become like Cuba or Nicaragua or a variety of other authoritarian systems.”  But if they lose, he said, given the opportunity we’ll have to see just how sick the system is, “the more likely it is we will reform it.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335609107112

 

RELATED:  Joe Biden might be relatively small potatoes in the garden of government corruption, but it’s important to get to the bottom of that right away.  Did you see fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s interview with FOX NEWS’ Brian Kilmeade over the weekend?  Here it is…

https://news.yahoo.com/former-top-ukraine-prosecutor-comes-001014759.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Shokin told Kilmeade that he knows pressure from Biden was the reason behind his firing, because former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told him.  He said he doesn’t have proof but believes both Joe and Hunter were taking bribes from Zlochevsky and Burisma.  More points from the interview are here...

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/26/viktor-shokin-ukraine-fired-hunter-biden-burisma-fox-interview-n2163095

Something else highly suggestive of corruption:  NEWSMAX White House correspondent James Rosen broke the news last week that the agency hosting the domain for the secret account used by Joe Biden’s alias “Robert L. Peters” was an elite --- but rather obscure --- IT unit of the Defense Department called the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.  It describes itself as a “combat support agency,” but Biden reportedly possessed “no statutory authority or duties relating to the Armed Forces, beyond the nomination of candidates for the Service Academy.”  The significance of Rosen’s discovery is unknown, but this agency sure looks like a place to hide something where no one would look.  We look forward to more updates from Rosen; here’s what we know so far…

https://www.newsmax.com/jamesrosen/rosen-biden-email/2023/08/23/id/1131750/

 

Important Anniversary

August 28, 2023

August 28th marks the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s. historic “I Have a Dream” speech before a crowd of 250,000 during the 1963 March on Washington. As a kid growing up in the South at that time of Jim Crow laws, I was deeply moved by the Rev. King’s words about justice and brotherhood, and have always regarded him as a great spiritual leader, role model and American. His moving words helped me understand that racism is not just evil, it is a sin against the God who made us all in His own image.

That’s why it’s so upsetting to see how certain self-appointed spokespeople for black Americans are betraying his legacy. They use his name and image, but their goal of separating and judging Americans by race is the very antithesis of his dream, an America where we could all share a place at the same table and people were judged not by the color or their skin but by the content of their character. To serve their selfish and destructive political goals, they are busily reversing decades of racial progress.

I sometimes wonder, if he were alive today, would he be attacked by the left for preaching (yes, he was also a preacher, and a great one, which would also make him a target of the left) that our goal should be a colorblind society, a phrase they now revile as somehow racist. To understand radical leftists, you must remember that they constantly redefine terms to call things the opposite of what they are because nobody would follow them if they told you straight out what they really believe. That’s how we got today’s “anti-racism” movement that’s based entirely on judging people by their skin color. Or as we used to call that: “racism.”

This is a link to the history of the Rev. King’s speech, with photos and a full transcript. I urge you not to listen to those who will use this day to try to usurp his legacy and twist his words, but to go to the original source and watch or read that speech for yourself. It’s just as inspiring now as it was then, and sadly, just as timely.

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/i-have-a-dream-speech

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah, 26:3

 


Indictments galvanize support for Trump

That Trump mugshot that the Democrats dreamed of getting for years has already turned into their worst nightmare. It’s not only galvanized support for him among Republicans, it’s also made Independents and even some Democrats realize just how far the Dems have overreached in trying to criminalize their political opposition. It’s also already proving to be a fundraising bonanza for Trump and the greatest meme of the year.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-already-using-mugshot-democrats/

They must’ve forgotten that Trump is a media professional and knows how to convey his feelings through the camera. He put on an expression of righteous fury and resolve that reminds everyone who sees it of just how much the people responsible for this and all the other damage to America’s institutions deserve to be fired, and that Trump is the man to do it.

Joel B. Pollack at Breitbart.com writes that the mugshot has brought him to the realization of something I’ve been saying for months:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/blue-state-blues-democrats-beware-the-trump-mugshot-has-rallied-the-opposition/

“I found, to my surprise, once I saw the mugshot, that I felt excited, almost elated. Trump’s glowering face did not show pain or shame. It did not even show anger. It was a look of righteous indignation, the glare of a man who may be a prisoner now, but is actually in control. It was the expression he wore a thousand times on episodes of ‘The Apprentice.’ It was how he looked when he said, ‘You’re Fired.’ They will all be fired, if he wins. And half the country is prepared to do whatever it takes to give him the chance.”

Spot on, and thanks to the Dems for doing this to themselves. Contrary to their false narrative of Trump supporters being mindless cultists, I would support any Republican nominee, and I certainly don’t agree with everything Trump says and does (I often wince and wish he hadn’t hit “send” on some of his social media posts.) But I think only he has the strength, will, independence and now, motivation, to clean up the pile of rubble the Democrats have created and kick out the Deep Staters responsible.

If nothing else, compare these two photos and tell me which of these men you want representing the United States in dealing with the leaders of China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or any other hostile state.

https://dims.apnews.com/dims4/default/9f3bcb1/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2700x2700+0+0/resize/1440x1440!/format/webp/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.apnews.com%2F92%2F03%2F069ad1da98c67475656d4bf59318%2F8a78038c24a84b58846d4024c2e25136

https://i.imgflip.com/5ly5ob.png


Another potential labor strike on the horizon

Things have been going America’s way lately on the labor front, with a UPS drivers’ strike averted and the Hollywood writers and actors strikes going on indefinitely. But there’s another potential strike on the horizon: The United Auto Workers Union voted “overwhelmingly” to go on strike against major US automakers Ford, GM and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) if they don’t get a “fair deal” in contract negotiations.

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2023/08/25/uaw-threatens-strike-against-automakers-reminds-democrats-in-dc-of-their-obligation-to-big-labor-n2163059

That link goes into the interesting story-behind-the-story about this strike threat: that the UAW made it clear that they expect Democrats like Joe Biden whom the union helped to elect (often against the interests of its own members) to follow their “obligation” to big labor and take their side. But there’s also tension, with the UAW withholding its endorsement of Biden’s reelection because of his push to force automakers to build only electric cars, which you can see gathering dust at dealerships all over America, and kill the gas-powered SUVs people actually want to buy.

Author Becca Lower suggests that conservatives start “popping buckets of tasty popcorn” and get ready to watch the coming fireworks between the big union and the Democratic Party it assumed it owned but which is showing more deference to green radicals. I’d also like to remind autoworkers that it’s the Republicans who think Americans should have the freedom to buy any car they darn well want to.


A warning

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has a must-read column for GOP party officials, warning them that what happened under Obama that sank the Democrats for years – the erosion of state and local Democrat Parties – is happening now to the GOP, and they’d better take fast action to prevent it.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/26/state-republican-parties-are-struggling-all-over-n2626571


CPAC turmoil

There appears to be some major turmoil going on inside CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Committee.) Several officers of CPAC and its parent, the ACU (American Conservative Union) have resigned over accusations of financial and sexual improprieties by CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp. The latest is ACU vice chairman Charlie Gerow, who resigned and called for an independent investigation of Schlapp and a forensic audit of CPAC’s finances.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/25/cpac-vice-chairman-resigns-demands-investigation-into-matt-schlapp/


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Déjà Vu All Over Again:

How many times does Kyle Rittenhouse have to be harassed via the legal system for actions that have already been found by a jury to be self-defense?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2023/08/25/kyle-rittenhouse-is-being-sued-again-and-the-lawyer-is-making-insane-claims-n2627570


It is the Republican Party’s fault!

A columnist for the leftist Daily Beast has figured out what’s behind the Muslim community’s rejection of “transgender” propaganda. Can you guess? Sure, you can! It’s Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s fault! If it weren't for them, Muslims would LOVE the radical LGBTQ agenda.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2023/08/22/popular-leftist-talking-head-blames-muslim-opposition-to-trans-madness-on-guess-who-n1721111

 


Sad news

God told Bob Barker to "Come on up..."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bob-barker-dead-longtime-price-is-right-host-dies-99


Fake News Alert! 

No, Donald Trump did not sign over the deed to Mar-A-Lago to his son Don Jr. in some unclear scheme to commit fraud or something. But the thought of being able to “get Trump” on something excited a lot of media outlets so much that they couldn’t be bothered with any pesky fact-checking and just ran with it. Any wonder why people trust used car salesmen more than "journalists"? 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/exclusive-fake-news-busted-donald-trump-jr-did-not-acquire-mar-a-lago/


“Huckabee” Preview

Join me tonight for a very special news-making edition of “Huckabee” on TBN. I always invite Democrats to come on for a civil discussion, but I get few takers. This week, a major name took me up on it. I’ll be talking with Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and see if we can find some common ground. I’ll also welcome author, TV/radio host and car wax king Barry Maguier and laugh at the news on “In Case You Missed It.” You’ll love the wonderful animal act, the Amazing Veranica and her Incredible Friends. And we’ll top it off with some terrific music from jazz/gospel saxophone master Phil French.

It all starts tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


Court Case to Watch Closely:

If the Supreme Court agrees to hear this case and rules in favor of the actual rule of law, it could overturn hundreds of convictions in which politically-motivated prosecutors and activist judges stretched and twisted the law to railroad nonviolent January 6th defendants into prison for up to 20 years. And let's never forget that this was while they were letting violent leftist rioters off the hook with no bail and no charges in blue cities across America (including Washington, DC.) 

https://revolver.news/2023/08/hold-on-j6-political-prisoners-the-supreme-court-could-overturn-this-nightmare/


Biden wants to limit alcohol

I’m a teetotaler, but I can understand why anyone who’s trying to survive the Biden economy and this White House’s attempts to take away everything that makes life livable, from cars to washing machines to air conditioners and ceiling fans during a heat wave, might want to enjoy a cold beer. Well, sorry! Turns out the DC Democrats have decided that’s another thing they need to take away from you for your own good.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-alcohol-czar-says-us-may-follow-canada-limit-beers-two-week

George Koob, the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Biden’s “alcohol czar” (who knew we even had one of those?), said they are considering following Canada’s lead and changing the official recommended alcohol intake from two drinks a day for men and one for women to only two drinks a week for both. Well, that would at least eliminate the need to define what a “woman” is.

As you might expect, this is going over like Bud Light at a Trump rally. Republicans say it’s yet another example of Democrat elites thinking they know how to tell people to run every aspect of their lives. But Koob said that "if there's health benefits, I think people will start to re-evaluate” drinking more than two beers a week (Sure, they will! History certainly teaches us that.)

For the record, Koob admits that he does partake of a couple of glasses of "buttery Californian Chardonnay'' a week. That is the least surprising part of this story.


Good advice from Oliver Anthony

From the moment Virginia farmer and singer/songwriter Oliver Anthony’s protest song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral, leftwing media outlets (and some establishment conservative ones as well) have been attacking him and the song as tools of the “right wing” – even though I told you from the start that Anthony made it clear he’s not a political partisan. Leftists see the way that song resonated with all working Americans (there was even a rap remix) as a threat to their elitist rule, so they had to follow “Rule for Radicals #13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

And so, in their slanderous narrative, Anthony was frozen as a backwoods bumpkin misled by MAGA extremists into believing rightwing disinformation about America’s wealthy and political classes being a bunch of out-of-touch, self-serving, Godless pedophiles who don't care about working Americans (because how else would anyone reach such a conclusion?)  Fortunately, it appears that people have seen this tactic enough times to recognize it for what it is and ignore it.

Anthony himself has now spoken out against both Republicans who try to claim him and Democrats who attack him, as well as people who try to make the song about politics and use it to make themselves relevant. He said it cracked him up to hear it played at the GOP debate because “I wrote that song about those people,” but not just them. He also said it has nothing to do with Joe Biden, and is “a lot bigger” than Biden. Pointing to the comments on YouTube, he said, “I don’t know that I’ve seen anything get such positive response from such a diverse group of people.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/rich-men-north-richmond-singer-responds-songs-use-gop-debate-wrote-song-people/

Later, he tweeted this: “I. Don't. Support. Either. Side. Politically. Not the left, not the right. I’m about supporting people and restoring local communities. Now, go breathe some fresh air and relax. Please? :) I'm not worth obsessing over, I promise. Go spend time with your loved ones.”

https://twitter.com/AintGottaDollar/status/1695244913208602880

Good advice. Since it’s the weekend, I think my staff and I will do just that. I’ll leave you with some Sunday laughs courtesy of the Babylon Bee.  See you tomorrow!

https://babylonbee.com/news/fulton-county-releases-first-official-portrait-of-the-47th-president-of-the-united-states

https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-indicted-for-looking-too-handsome-in-mugshot

https://babylonbee.com/news/man-accused-of-violently-trying-to-overthrow-government-peacefully-turns-himself-in-again

https://babylonbee.com/news/winner-of-republican-debate-declared-to-be-anyone-who-didnt-watch-the-republican-debate

https://babylonbee.com/news/india-accused-of-faking-moon-landing-photo-featuring-bollywood-dancers-an-astronaut-on-a-tiger-a-man-riding-a-rocket-narrowly-escaping-explosion-as-he-backflips-onto-lunar-surface

https://babylonbee.com/news/robbers-announce-they-may-have-to-leave-san-francisco-because-everythings-been-robbed


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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

 


Too bad

It’s too bad today’s Democrats want to trash our entire shared cultural heritage. If they had some regard for learning from the past, they might know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.” Or that you never open a Pandora’s box. They might even have heard the story about the dog that chased cars until it caught one, then didn’t know what to do with it.

Knowing any of those things might have prevented them from acting on their rabid Trump hatred with all these bogus legal charges that some Democrats must be starting to realize by now are ticking time bombs waiting to blow up in their faces.

First, they’ve now established a precedent of criminalizing election challenges (and Democrats challenge every election they lose) and prosecuting Presidents at a time when their own President and his family are looking more like “The Godfather” crossed with “House of Cards” every day (FYI, unlike the Trump indictments, those shows and the Biden investigation both involved REAL crimes.)

Second, their mindless lust to see a mugshot of Trump was finally sated – only to have it make Trump look like a furious boss who’s coming after them and to instantly rally and solidify support for Trump.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/blue-state-blues-democrats-beware-the-trump-mugshot-has-rallied-the-opposition/

It had barely been released before Trump PACS were selling T-shirts and mugs sporting it. Remember what it was like having a President who knew how to make money instead of just spending other people’s?

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/25/cnn-fears-the-worst-about-trumps-mugshot-n2163025

Dems dreamed for years of getting a Trump mugshot; now, like a haunted painting, his eyes will follow them everywhere. By the way, with all the coming investigations of Fani Willis’ politicized prosecutorial misconduct and her history of spreading false election conspiracy theories, I look forward to buying a T-shirt with her mugshot on it.

Third, if they think that a criminal prosecution or even a conviction will prevent someone from being a President, they seem to have forgotten (or never learned) the history of their own fellow leftists. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted on various charges and spent 580 days in prison before the high court finally found the judge biased and the charges illegal. He’s now the current President of Brazil, having become the first former President to defeat an incumbent. And let’s not forget Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before becoming President of South Africa.

If Trump really wants to make liberals’ heads explode, he should sell T-shirts that show his mugshot next to Mandela’s!

Finally, aside from normalizing prosecutions of political opponents, there’s another Pandora’s Box they’ve opened. Or maybe more like a boomerang with a bomb attached. For the past few years, Democrats and their trained poodles in the media have enforced the idea that anyone who voices doubts about the 2020 election is a rightwing conspiracy nut who believes in “The Big Lie!” They claim the evidence presented was so unconvincing that courts threw it all out. Actually, in many cases, judges refused even to look at it on technical grounds like “lack of standing.”

Now, by indicting Trump for challenging an election and making his guilt dependent on whether he really believed it was stolen, they’ve launched a group of high-profile cases in which Trump has standing to enter into the court record all the evidence that made him believe there was election chicanery. And with the power of discovery, he might be able to find even more. Oops!

Check out this MUST-READ article by Matt Kane that lists some of the eye-popping anomalies Trump will be able to bring up in court to show why he legitimately thought the election was stolen, and that it was his constitutional duty as President to demand it be investigated.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/08/trump_can_prove_it.html

Related: In case anyone is pixelated enough not to see these indictments as rank political assaults, note that President Biden used Trump’s booking day to solicit campaign donations on Twitter. This might be the first time that his Administration has actually kept its promise to be utterly transparent.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/24/oe-biden-celebrates-trumps-arrest-as-a-great-day-to-donate-to-his-campaign/


“Fetal heartbeat bill” is upheld by SC Supreme Court

Wednesday, South Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld by a 4-1 vote the state’s new “Fetal heartbeat bill” that bans abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, about six weeks into pregnancy. The Court struck down a similar law a few months ago, but the majority ruled that while the law does infringe on "a woman’s right of privacy and bodily autonomy," the state Legislature reasonably determined in this bill that those interests don’t outweigh "the interest of the unborn child to live." More at the link…

https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-supreme-court-upholds-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-ban


Confirmed dead

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the mercenary leader working for Russia in Ukraine who briefly rebelled against Vladimir Putin in June, has been confirmed dead by Russian authorities in a plane crash 100 miles northwest of Moscow. Not to be flippant, but did anyone have “August 23rd in their office betting pools?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/08/23/russia-confirms-prigozhins-death-and-a-top-general-is-dismissed-in-putins-purge-n1721505


Biden “Border Security” In A Nutshell:

If you can’t remove the wall entirely and sell it for scrap metal, then weld the gate open so illegal immigrants can just “come on in!” Even the illegal migrants are stunned by how incredibly easy Biden’s made it for them. Those silly gooses actually thought there were going to be border guards!

https://www.westernjournal.com/easy-get-us-migrants-waltz-border-gates-welded-open-biden-administration/


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Censorship 1 - Free Speech 0

In chilling news for free speech, a Canadian court sided with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and ordered psychologist and author Jordan Peterson to pay a $25,000 fine and attend a reeducation program on “professionalism in public statements” for expressing his personal views that conflict with his profession’s leftist dogma. They rejected his argument that those were his “off-duty” opinions, not made in his capacity as a clinical psychologist. He says they were mostly comments about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the “trans insanity.”

https://redstate.com/wardclark/2023/08/23/jordan-peterson-ordered-to-undergo-re-education-n2162968

The presiding judge claimed that this "is not disciplinary and does not prevent Dr. Peterson from expressing himself on controversial topics." No, why would imposing a $25,000 fine and a forced re-education session make him – or anyone else observing this – think they’re not allowed to speak freely? Peterson warns that even those who aren’t terrified into silence might censor themselves because they can’t afford the expensive legal battles they’d face.

At the link, writer Ward Clark makes the case that just because this is Canada, don’t think it can’t happen here. In fact, leftists are diligently working to make it a criminal offence to disagree with them. We’ve already seen how they’ve colluded with government agencies to pressure social media companies to silence opinions they don’t like. Clark points out that they’ve also been working on redefining speech that makes someone “uncomfortable” as “hate speech,” or even “violence,” so that disagreeing with leftists can be prosecuted as if it were an actual assault. I love the quote he cites about free speech from Thomas Jefferson: "If it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my back, it's none of my business."

The only assault taking place is on our God-given First Amendment rights.

While FEMA is taking flak for its slow response in helping people who’ve lost everything in the devastating Maui wildfires, you can’t say they haven’t been busy finding accommodations for some people who need temporary housing. Unfortunately, those people are mostly FEMA officials who are booking rooms at luxurious Hawaiian resorts for up to $1,000 a night at taxpayer expense.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/08/23/fema-officials-enjoy-luxury-hotels-as-displaced-maui-residents-need-aid-n1721414


It is the Republican Party’s fault!

A columnist for the leftist Daily Beast has figured out what’s behind the Muslim community’s rejection of “transgender” propaganda. Can you guess? Sure, you can! It’s Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s fault! If it weren't for them, Muslims would LOVE the radical LGBTQ agenda.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2023/08/22/popular-leftist-talking-head-blames-muslim-opposition-to-trans-madness-on-guess-who-n1721111

 


Gannett’s diversity problem

Why, oh why, are big liberal media outlets such hotbeds of racism?!

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/michaelcantrell/2023/08/23/lawsuit-reveals-racism-at-the-countrys-biggest-newspaper-publisher-n1721493


President Trump arraigned in Fulton County, GA, for non-criminal acts

On Thursday evening, President Trump turned himself in (I refuse to use the word “surrendered”) at the Fulton County jail, to be booked on 13 counts, including racketeering --- even though the act of challenging election results has never before been criminalized. Are you listening, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?

Before arriving at the jail, Trump shook up his legal team by replacing his lead attorney with Steven Sadow, who apparently anticipated Willis’ use of RICO and criticized this strategy as a way for prosecutors to introduce evidence that would not be admissible otherwise.  Sounds like a strong addition to the team.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-legal-team-sadow/2023/08/24

The process of booking Trump took 15 minutes, and, yes, they did take a mug shot, the expression of which we think fits the occasion perfectly.  This is the seething rage of a fighter.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/donald-trump-mugshot-released-georgia-booking-first-ever-former-us-president

Trump also came in at 6’3” and 215 pounds.  As you’ll see, his good physical shape was dismaying to those on the left, and right now, we’ll take our amusement where we can get it.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-booking-height-weight-sets-social-media-ablaze

Speaking of mug shots, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says his symbolizes “a chance to fight for my country.”  Watch the video and be inspired.  “Fani Willis,” he said after his arraignment, “will go down in American history for conducting one of the worst attacks on the American Constitution.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/rudy-giuliani-georgia-2020-election-case/2023/08/23

Jonathan Turley said Trump’s mug shot is an example of people seeing the same thing differently.  For Willis and the Democrats, the picture is a “trophy kill” to be admired, while for the other half of the country, it’s “a deeply upsetting moment, where they believe it’s the result of weaponizing our judicial system.”  (You know which side is correct about that, and so does Turley.)  He sees the disconnect being a reaction to the “overreach” that this case is.  Willis is “using the RICO statute for great advantage,” Turley said, referring to her desire to try all 19 defendants together, “because they’re all part of a ‘conspiracy.’”

Yes, Willis wants a big show trial.  But the allegations are “extremely weak,” Turley said, especially as pertaining to President Trump.  Willis will have trouble, he said, and “it’s going to get messy,” noting that the March trial date she set “really borders on the laughable.”  Question:  So why did she initially want to set her trial to start the day before the Super Tuesday primary elections? (Perhaps feeling the heat, at the last minute, Willis requested a new start date.)

Turley called this “criminalizing the challenging of elections,” when Democrats have certainly challenged their share.  “The whole case is based on this theory that Donald Trump really didn’t mean it,” he said --- that he didn’t really think he had won.  Even if that were true (it isn’t), Democrats challenged Trump’s election in 2016 on no grounds at all.  “In Donald Trump’s case, he insists that he does believe that Georgia could have been flipped with a recount.”

The way Fani Willis portrayed Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger, Turley said, “I think, is really evidence of the bias and unfairness…of this indictment.”

Sean Hannity, whose FOX NEWS show came on just after Trump was arraigned, started with a history lesson, which Huckabee readers will know:  Democrats challenged the results of a presidential election themselves, with an alternate slate of electors in Hawaii to support John F. Kennedy in case the count in that state turned out differently.  In another case, the extremely contentious presidential election of 1876, three states nominated alternate electors.  That is to say, ALTERNATE SLATES OF ELECTORS ARE NOTHING NEW, and nobody has ever been charged with a crime for this until now.

(And let’s not forget all these Hollywood celebrities who need to be indicted on RICO charges for attempting to influence electors in the 2016 election:

https://time.com/4603254/celebrities-electoral-college-donald-trump-video/ )

In fact, the left has gone so far this time, it’s almost beyond belief.  President Trump is looking at charges for 91 felonies, punishable by 700 years in prison.  Conveniently, all the trials are supposed to be starting during the time leading into the GOP primaries and the ‘24 general election.  What are the odds that it would just happen this way?

To do this, they had to stretch the law as far as it could conceivably go, and even farther, to try and stop the GOP candidate whom polls show is by far the strongest.  We’ve offered numerous opinions by noted legal experts that boiled down to “What the @#$%!”  Also note that Fulton County DA Fani Willis refused to say whether or not she’s had communications with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office.  We all know that if she could deny that, she would.

Willis is currently in a fight to keep this trial in the Georgia courts, after defendants Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark filed motions to move their cases to federal court.  She argued Wednesday before the federal district court of Northern Georgia.  Here’s where they are with that…

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fani-willis-trump-indictment-mark-meadows/2023/08/23/

Hannity shared a clip from CNN showing the deplorable conditions in the “notorious” (that’s the word often used) Fulton County jail --- filth, insects, overflowing toilets, broken air conditioning.  Someone might ask DA Willis why the conditions at her jail are so notoriously atrocious.  Is it because they were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump and fantasizing about putting him in there?  Or is it just more general incompetence?

Dan Bongino suggested that Trump shouldn’t pay the $200,000 bail, knowing that the Secret Service had the authority to say that conditions inside the Fulton County jail were not safe for the President.  We would’ve loved to see the chaos that would have ensued if Trump had taken this tack.  Too bad we’ll never know, because he paid the bail and got the heck out of there.

Trump was subdued as he came out, saying to the press that “it’s a sad day for America,” and it was.  He said that what we’re seeing now is election interference, and it is. But he was more combative later, returning to Twitter (“X”) for the first time in two years to post his mugshot and this message: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE – NEVER SURRENDER!” and his website.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/24/trump-has-returned-to-twitter-heres-his-first-post-in-years-n2627521

FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, appearing on Hannity’s show, reiterated what we already know:  that the DA would have to prove President Trump had a criminal state of mind; that is, that he was aware that what he was doing was unlawful.  “Everything we know about his conduct,” Jarrett said, shows that “he thought he was availing himself properly of the legal process.”  Exhibit A, Jarrett said, is Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “in which he is complaining about ballot irregularities, faulty machines, valid votes that aren’t being counted, invalid votes that are being counted, election laws that are being violated, petitions that are being ignored, and in the end, he is demanding a recount and a review, which, by the way...Raffensperger has a duty to do.”  Trump was simply asking him to carry out his responsibility.

Jarrett pointed out that DA Willis lied in an earlier filing, claiming that Trump said, “YOU need to find 11,780 votes.”  But read the transcript of the call, and you’ll see that Trump wasn’t saying that at all.  He thought he had MANY thousands more legitimate, uncounted votes than that, and he was just letting them know that this was the number required.  “It’s perfectly lawful,” Jarrett said.  In fact, as Jonathan Turley said that if you do a statewide review in a state like Georgia, “that’s not a lot.”  It’s “not criminal --- it’s making a case for a recount.”

Also, it’s against the Canon of Ethics for prosecutors to run for office on a promise to put someone behind bars, Jarrett said.  “Their duty is to see that justice is done, not to gain a conviction based on their own ambitions and desire to advance their career.   That’s what Fani Willis has done, what Letitia James [has done], as well as Alvin Bragg.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335523453112

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has opened an investigation into Willis’ indictment of Trump and the possible motivations behind it.  Among many other issues, like the suspicious timing of the case and Willis’ motivation, Jordan has questions about whether federal funds and/or federal law enforcement agencies or officials were used in the investigation into Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, John Eastman and a bevy of others who were indicted.

“The committee is demanding the DA’s office turn over all documentation of its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ or its components, and any records of cooperation with officials of the executive branch.”  That might make interesting reading, unless they knew better than to put anything in writing.

Jordan cited “the threat that such state prosecutions can pose to the operations of the federal government.”  Indeed, legal experts have said they shouldn’t even be overlapping with federal prosecutions this way.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jim-jordan-donald-trump-probe

Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer appeared on the Hannity show Thursday night.  Jordan said they had three questions for Fani Willis:

1)  Did you coordinate with the Biden administration?

2)  Did you work with Special Counsel Jack Smith?

3)  Did you use federal funds to go after Trump?  (They know Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg did.)

What, you might ask, is the significance of using federal funds?  If she did that, her office is subject to congressional oversight.  If anyone needs some oversight, it’s her.

 

 


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On Thursday evening, President Trump turned himself in (I refuse to use the word “surrendered”) at the Fulton County jail, to be booked on 13 counts, including racketeering --- even though the act of challenging election results has never before been criminalized. Are you listening, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?

Before arriving at the jail, Trump shook up his legal team by replacing his lead attorney with Steven Sadow, who apparently anticipated Willis’ use of RICO and criticized this strategy as a way for prosecutors to introduce evidence that would not be admissible otherwise.  Sounds like a strong addition to the team.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-legal-team-sadow/2023/08/24

The process of booking Trump took 15 minutes, and, yes, they did take a mug shot, the expression of which we think fits the occasion perfectly.  This is the seething rage of a fighter.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/donald-trump-mugshot-released-georgia-booking-first-ever-former-us-president

Trump also came in at 6’3” and 215 pounds.  As you’ll see, his good physical shape was dismaying to those on the left, and right now, we’ll take our amusement where we can get it.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-booking-height-weight-sets-social-media-ablaze

Speaking of mug shots, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says his symbolizes “a chance to fight for my country.”  Watch the video and be inspired.  “Fani Willis,” he said after his arraignment, “will go down in American history for conducting one of the worst attacks on the American Constitution.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/rudy-giuliani-georgia-2020-election-case/2023/08/23

Jonathan Turley said Trump’s mug shot is an example of people seeing the same thing differently.  For Willis and the Democrats, the picture is a “trophy kill” to be admired, while for the other half of the country, it’s “a deeply upsetting moment, where they believe it’s the result of weaponizing our judicial system.”  (You know which side is correct about that, and so does Turley.)  He sees the disconnect being a reaction to the “overreach” that this case is.  Willis is “using the RICO statute for great advantage,” Turley said, referring to her desire to try all 19 defendants together, “because they’re all part of a ‘conspiracy.’”

Yes, Willis wants a big show trial.  But the allegations are “extremely weak,” Turley said, especially as pertaining to President Trump.  Willis will have trouble, he said, and “it’s going to get messy,” noting that the March trial date she set “really borders on the laughable.”  Question:  So why did she initially want to set her trial to start the day before the Super Tuesday primary elections? (Perhaps feeling the heat, at the last minute, Willis requested a new start date.)

Turley called this “criminalizing the challenging of elections,” when Democrats have certainly challenged their share.  “The whole case is based on this theory that Donald Trump really didn’t mean it,” he said --- that he didn’t really think he had won.  Even if that were true (it isn’t), Democrats challenged Trump’s election in 2016 on no grounds at all.  “In Donald Trump’s case, he insists that he does believe that Georgia could have been flipped with a recount.”

The way Fani Willis portrayed Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger, Turley said, “I think, is really evidence of the bias and unfairness…of this indictment.”

Sean Hannity, whose FOX NEWS show came on just after Trump was arraigned, started with a history lesson, which Huckabee readers will know:  Democrats challenged the results of a presidential election themselves, with an alternate slate of electors in Hawaii to support John F. Kennedy in case the count in that state turned out differently.  In another case, the extremely contentious presidential election of 1876, three states nominated alternate electors.  That is to say, ALTERNATE SLATES OF ELECTORS ARE NOTHING NEW, and nobody has ever been charged with a crime for this until now.

(And let’s not forget all these Hollywood celebrities who need to be indicted on RICO charges for attempting to influence electors in the 2016 election:

https://time.com/4603254/celebrities-electoral-college-donald-trump-video/ )

In fact, the left has gone so far this time, it’s almost beyond belief.  President Trump is looking at charges for 91 felonies, punishable by 700 years in prison.  Conveniently, all the trials are supposed to be starting during the time leading into the GOP primaries and the ‘24 general election.  What are the odds that it would just happen this way?

To do this, they had to stretch the law as far as it could conceivably go, and even farther, to try and stop the GOP candidate whom polls show is by far the strongest.  We’ve offered numerous opinions by noted legal experts that boiled down to “What the @#$%!”  Also note that Fulton County DA Fani Willis refused to say whether or not she’s had communications with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office.  We all know that if she could deny that, she would.

Willis is currently in a fight to keep this trial in the Georgia courts, after defendants Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark filed motions to move their cases to federal court.  She argued Wednesday before the federal district court of Northern Georgia.  Here’s where they are with that…

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fani-willis-trump-indictment-mark-meadows/2023/08/23/

Hannity shared a clip from CNN showing the deplorable conditions in the “notorious” (that’s the word often used) Fulton County jail --- filth, insects, overflowing toilets, broken air conditioning.  Someone might ask DA Willis why the conditions at her jail are so notoriously atrocious.  Is it because they were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump and fantasizing about putting him in there?  Or is it just more general incompetence?

Dan Bongino suggested that Trump shouldn’t pay the $200,000 bail, knowing that the Secret Service had the authority to say that conditions inside the Fulton County jail were not safe for the President.  We would’ve loved to see the chaos that would have ensued if Trump had taken this tack.  Too bad we’ll never know, because he paid the bail and got the heck out of there.

Trump was subdued as he came out, saying to the press that “it’s a sad day for America,” and it was.  He said that what we’re seeing now is election interference, and it is. But he was more combative later, returning to Twitter (“X”) for the first time in two years to post his mugshot and this message: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE – NEVER SURRENDER!” and his website.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/24/trump-has-returned-to-twitter-heres-his-first-post-in-years-n2627521

FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, appearing on Hannity’s show, reiterated what we already know:  that the DA would have to prove President Trump had a criminal state of mind; that is, that he was aware that what he was doing was unlawful.  “Everything we know about his conduct,” Jarrett said, shows that “he thought he was availing himself properly of the legal process.”  Exhibit A, Jarrett said, is Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “in which he is complaining about ballot irregularities, faulty machines, valid votes that aren’t being counted, invalid votes that are being counted, election laws that are being violated, petitions that are being ignored, and in the end, he is demanding a recount and a review, which, by the way...Raffensperger has a duty to do.”  Trump was simply asking him to carry out his responsibility.

Jarrett pointed out that DA Willis lied in an earlier filing, claiming that Trump said, “YOU need to find 11,780 votes.”  But read the transcript of the call, and you’ll see that Trump wasn’t saying that at all.  He thought he had MANY thousands more legitimate, uncounted votes than that, and he was just letting them know that this was the number required.  “It’s perfectly lawful,” Jarrett said.  In fact, as Jonathan Turley said that if you do a statewide review in a state like Georgia, “that’s not a lot.”  It’s “not criminal --- it’s making a case for a recount.”

Also, it’s against the Canon of Ethics for prosecutors to run for office on a promise to put someone behind bars, Jarrett said.  “Their duty is to see that justice is done, not to gain a conviction based on their own ambitions and desire to advance their career.   That’s what Fani Willis has done, what Letitia James [has done], as well as Alvin Bragg.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335523453112

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has opened an investigation into Willis’ indictment of Trump and the possible motivations behind it.  Among many other issues, like the suspicious timing of the case and Willis’ motivation, Jordan has questions about whether federal funds and/or federal law enforcement agencies or officials were used in the investigation into Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, John Eastman and a bevy of others who were indicted.

“The committee is demanding the DA’s office turn over all documentation of its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ or its components, and any records of cooperation with officials of the executive branch.”  That might make interesting reading, unless they knew better than to put anything in writing.

Jordan cited “the threat that such state prosecutions can pose to the operations of the federal government.”  Indeed, legal experts have said they shouldn’t even be overlapping with federal prosecutions this way.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jim-jordan-donald-trump-probe

Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer appeared on the Hannity show Thursday night.  Jordan said they had three questions for Fani Willis:

1)  Did you coordinate with the Biden administration?

2)  Did you work with Special Counsel Jack Smith?

3)  Did you use federal funds to go after Trump?  (They know Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg did.)

What, you might ask, is the significance of using federal funds?  If she did that, her office is subject to congressional oversight.  If anyone needs some oversight, it’s her.

 

Warning:  about halfway through Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump --- maybe sooner --- you’re really, really going to start missing him.  It’s going to hurt a little.  How refreshing to hear from someone who actually knew what he was doing, both domestically and on the world stage.  This is the Donald Trump that Trump-haters won’t allow themselves to acknowledge, as it would create such cognitive dissonance for them that they would just melt down.  Here are some highlights...

Tucker noted that in former Attorney General Bill Barr’s book, he “clearly lies” about Jeffrey Epstein’s death and says Epstein killed himself.  (Tucker made it clear he thought Epstein was murdered.)  Trump said he didn’t know what Barr had said about Epstein’s death and that he himself didn’t know one way or the other.  But “a case could be made either way.”  BUT...

“Bill Barr didn’t do an investigation, [of Epstein’s death] or of the election fraud, either.  He said he did, and he pretended he did, but he didn’t.  McSwain, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, said Barr just wouldn’t let him do it; it was crazy.”  He said that Barr was terrified of being impeached by the left.

As Tucker observed, the trajectory of Trump’s candidacy in 2015 and later presidency was marked first by massive, organized anti-Trump protests, then by two (count ‘em) impeachments, and now a series of indictments.  “The next stage,” he said, “is violence.  Are you worried that they might try and kill you?”

(Sidenote: In case you think all the Trump Derangement Syndrome stoked by the media can’t lead to violence, which Democrats pretend to believe is all on the right, read this:
 

He didn’t address that directly but did characterize them as “savage animals.” There are great people in the Democrat Party, he said, and he represented everybody, but “I’ve seen what they do, I’ve seen the lengths that they go to,” invoking the Russia Hoax.

“Barr should’ve gone after them [Russia Hoaxers], and other people should’ve gone after them.”  They did, “very late,” and the result was the Durham Report, which he characterized as “fairly good,” in that “it explained how corrupt it was.”

On the other hand, Trump praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz for doing “a phenomenal job” on Comey, McCabe and “some of the others.”

Trump said the policies of the Democrats, such as open borders, reflect a hatred of our country.

As for cheating in 2020, Trump said, “We have so much on it,” referring to the use of COVID as an excuse to change the standards and cheat.  “Judges didn’t want to look; people didn’t want to get involved.”

But, of 2023, “I have never seen spirit like there is right now,” he said.  “...And the reason is because Crooked Joe Biden is so bad.  He’s the worst President in the history of our country.”

“He’s so corrupt that I took the name off Hillary.  You know, I don’t do two people at one time.”  He retired “Crooked Hillary” so he could apply it to Biden.  “I’ll bet she was very happy,” he said.

There were some great laughs.  “They love pictures of him [Biden] on the beach.  I think he looked terrible on the beach.”

“Plus, the beach doesn’t represent what a President’s supposed to be doing.”  He mentioned a variety of things the President could be doing instead, but of course the first thing that comes to mind, because of the timing, is helping the people of Hawaii.

Trump said that if Biden dropped out, there might be a “free-for-all.”  As for Kamala Harris, “her moments are almost as bad as his.”  He thinks “they probably have some kind of a primary and other people will get involved...could be [California Gov. Gavin Newsom], could be somebody else.”

The mention of Newsom led him to say that people used to care if you had a bad record but today it “doesn’t really mean anything.”  That’s hard to hear, but it would explain a lot.

He said that Kim Jong-Un now has “massive nuclear power” and that he kept us from having nuclear war with North Korea.  Kim Jong-Un was “expecting” to go into a nuclear war.

When asked if foreign leaders look at Biden and speculate that others are running the government, Trump said, “Well, somebody else has to be.”

Trump lamented the decaying state of Democrat-run cities, saying, “You know, Republican-run cities are doing very nicely, because they arrest people when you have crimes.”

Looking at the double standard of justice as applied to him and Biden, “I think the people of our country don’t get enough credit for how smart they are,” he said.  And he believes Biden is compromised “because China knows so much about him... [Biden] in many ways is a Manchurian Candidate…and he’s afraid to tell Russia to get out of Cuba.  He’s afraid to tell China [who is building military installations in Cuba] to get out of Cuba.”

‘If I’m President, they’ll get out.”

He noted that Chinese incursion goes far beyond Cuba and is “all over South America.”  China also controls the Panama Canal, which, under President Carter, we sold to Panama for one dollar, after we’d lost 35,000 American canal construction workers to malaria.

He said that “radical left lunatics” are destroying America with electric cars and “the windmills all over the place” --- “which by the way don’t work, and...for the most part, they’re made in China.”  THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP.

As for elections, he said the only reason not to want Voter ID is to make it easier to cheat.  He also said “we should go back to all-paper ballots,” noting that France did that after an ill-fated attempt to have electronic voting.  “Any time you have mail-in ballots, you’re gonna have massive cheating,” he said.

Their policies are so bad, he said, that they have to cheat.  Nobody wants the policies they’re trying to force on the American people.  And he knows they’ll go after any candidate, even if it’s not him.  “If somebody else got in,” he said quietly, “other than me, they’ll go at him, just as viciously as they did me.  These people are sick.”

“I do get credit for holding up quite well, I must tell you.”

Fun topics include Chris Wallace vs. Mike Wallace, the joy (not necessarily) of driving an electric car, Mitch McConnell (not flattering), the “laptop from hell” and the “classic earmarks” letter, and the FBI’s “insurance policy” against his win in 2016.  “When I fired Comey, it was like throwing a rock into a hornets’ nest,” he said.  All in all, this interview was much more entertaining, thoughtful and un-focus-grouped than the “official” GOP presidential primary debate.  Don’t miss it!

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson

 

My debate thoughts

August 24, 2023

I have a suggestion for Fox News for the next GOP primary debate, if it’s anything like last night’s. See if you can get Maximum Strength Excedrin headache pills to sponsor it. I wish I’d had a couple last night. I don’t know if I would have swallowed them or used them as ear plugs. I haven’t heard so many people shouting at once since the last time a real conservative appeared on “The View.”

I hope no voters who want the GOP to return maturity and decorum to Washington tuned in. The moderators couldn’t control the debate, and some of the participants couldn’t even control themselves. They should’ve let Tyrus moderate it. He would’ve asked better questions, and he knows how to deal with booing Wrestlemania crowds.

I won’t go into detail on this debate because I know everyone else is talking about it, and most people see it as nothing more than an audition for Trump’s VP or cabinet or a book contract or a spot on Fox News or MSNBC, depending on whether they supported or slammed Trump. 

https://babylonbee.com/news/republicans-debate-to-see-whos-going-to-lose-to-biden-in-a-landslide-mail-in-vote-in-middle-of-night

But here are a few random thoughts, for what it’s worth:

Joe Biden and his minions are literally dismantling America, but he was barely mentioned by the moderators in the first hour. Instead of substantive questions about illegal immigration, inflation or corruption of the legal system, we got questions about Trump, January 6th (did the DNC write these questions?), and in a historically embarrassing moment, UFOs. I was also glad that DeSantis called them out on those stupid “Raise your hand if…” questions, scolding them that “we’re not school children.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/desantis-cuts-off-fox-news-moderator-middle-climate-change-stunt-not-school-children/

The fact that the other candidates didn’t attack DeSantis could be read as both good and bad news for him. Good, because it allowed him to make his points without being piled on, helping him turn in a solid if not inspiring performance that might have helped shore up his slipping poll numbers. A number of conservative pundits thought he came across the best, even if he didn’t bowl anyone over. Bad, because the lack of attacks suggests that the others no longer saw him as their biggest threat.

Judging by that standard, they must think Vivek Ramaswamy is their young J. Pierpont Finch and they had to “stop that man.” So the knives were out, with Chris Christie tearing into Vivek out of the gate as if he were a cheeseburger. I don’t think his slam on Vivek as sounding like Obama when he jokingly called himself a skinny guy with a funny name was the burn Christie thought it was. As Vivek reminded him, Obama won.

I doubt that the attacks on Ramaswamy as a wet-behind-the-ears amateur played as well with the audience as they thought. Trump was a political outsider in 2016, and between him and Biden, we’ve all seen that a half century of political experience is hardly the key to being a good President. Also, all of Christie’s vaunted experience didn’t keep him from leaving office in New Jersey with an approval rating lower than that of bed bugs. Nevertheless, I was disappointed that Ramaswamy stuck to his promise to cut off aid to Israel, although he did go into some detail about his support for Israel, reviving the Abraham Accords and stopping a nuclear Iran.

https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/nikki-haley-and-vivek-ramaswamy-spar-over-aid-to-israel-at-first-gop-debate/

I think the other candidates also misread the room when they attacked Ramaswamy for saying we should be guarding our own border, not the border of Ukraine. We all feel for Ukraine and want that war ended, but that doesn’t mean depleting our own military and Treasury to keep an endless war going that’s just going to inevitably end in Ukraine’s defeat and hundreds of thousands of fatalities. Thinking endless war is a bad policy doesn’t make you a naïve bumpkin, and most Americans share that opinion. It was also good to hear someone dare to say out loud that the “climate change emergency” is a hoax and the lack of fathers is a serious problem.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conservatives-praise-ramaswamys-mention-fatherless-epidemic-in-us-best-answer-by-anyone

Likewise, when Ramaswamy was attacked for talking about trying to revive the love of America among the young generation, his critics sounded out of touch with today and helped reinforce the notion that it’s time for fresh blood in DC. There really is an anti-patriotic trend in that generation, stoked by bad leadership and anti-American schooling. Vivek understands that, since as he pointed out, he was born in 1985 (another moment that made me wince, but for entirely different reasons.)

Moments like that were depicted by some pundits as devastating for Ramaswamy, but several voter focus groups ranked him as the winner.

I was also glad to hear some discussion of abortion, since that’s an issue the Democrats are counting on to turn out their base (they’re already lying about not supporting abortion up to the moment of birth, which they absolutely do: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/23/fact-check-jen-psaki-claims-no-one-supports-abortion-until-birth/.) The questions of whether there should be a federal anti-abortion law, what it should be, and how to justify it after years of arguing that it’s a state issue need to be discussed.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2023/08/24/gop-debate-and-abortion-despite-mixed-responses-a-culture-of-life-should-be-the-goal-n2162982

Asa Hutchinson who is my friend and governed Arkansas competently surprised me when he parroted the bogus Democrat narrative that January 6th was an “insurrection.” No, it was a protest that turned violent. Even Joe Biden mocks the very idea that the 44% of Americans who own guns could overthrow the federal government yet expects us to believe that a handful of unarmed protesters, including a fairly large contingent of selfie-taking grandmas, came THAT close to doing it.  Even liberal Democrats like Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley reject that Jan 6 was an “insurrection.”  I didn’t expect Asa to sound like the bitter Liz Cheney.  For even Never-Trumpers, that was not a good moment for him.

Finally, I think many people will agree that the real winner of the debate was Trump, for choosing not to show up.

Here are some more comments on the debate from various pundits. The best line is from my recent “Huckabee” guest Michael Knowles: "Hutchinson exceeded expectations inasmuch as he didn't trans a child onstage.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pundits-name-their-winners-losers-from-gop-debate

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

 


Could there BE a more biased judge in Trump’s J6 trial?

It’s generally acknowledged that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge who, apparently by luck of the draw, was handed President Trump’s J6 case, is not inclined to be lenient towards anyone she perceives to be associated in any way with the events of January 6, 2021.  In fact, some of her sentences in those cases have exceeded even those asked for by the prosecutors.  But did you know just how biased she is?

Judging by her own statements in the context of other J6 cases over which she presided, this 2013 Obama appointee is wildly, completely, undeniably, outrageously biased.  She has made it clear that she cannot wait to see Trump behind bars.  And yet, unless she’s recused from the case, an event unlikely to happen, she’ll be presiding at Trump’s trial --- before a DC jury, no less.  Talk about going through the motions of justice.

“Although judges often make comments from the bench,” investigative reporter Julie Kelly says, “Chutkan’s strident language raises questions about her impartiality in handling the case against the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024.”  Quite an understatement.

Kelly has a new piece at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that examines the politically charged rulings and incendiary statements Judge Chutkan has made in these cases.  If you’ve read her book, “JANUARY 6:  How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right,” some of this information will be familiar to you, as Kelly used some of Judge Chutkan’s remarks to show the circular reasoning being employed to justify denying detainees bail and other basic rights.

For example --- this is cited in both the new article and the book --- Judge Chutkan, who herself believes that suspicions about election fraud are wild conspiracy theories --- said of defendant Donna Bissel, “As noted in the government’s sentencing memo, the defendant appears to be susceptible to believing outlandish and absurd conspiracy theories. To protect the public, it’s important to make sure that she does not fall victim to another lie or conspiracy and act out in a way that again jeopardizes public safety.  It’s one thing to believe in conspiracy theories in your basement, and it’s another thing act out on them and, for instance, to travel from Indiana to DC to storm the Capitol to overturn an election.”

It should be noted that Ms. Bissel’s crime was the huge threat to public safety known as “parading.”

But this is the judge Trump got.  Kelly has quote after quote showing that if anyone is being incendiary about January 6, it is Judge Chutkan.  She’s very emotional about it.  Sample quote, from the trial of Matthew Caspel in December 2022: “[Every] single time I watch the videos and look at the photographs of what was going on that day, I am struck anew by how horrible this was, by how violent and terrifying, and how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day as they were basically struggling for their lives and wondering if they were going to make it home to their kids.  I don’t know if we’ll ever recover from that.”

You know, if she’s still so concerned about “how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day,” she might want to know why President Trump’s approval of up to 20,000 National Guard troops was rejected by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The presence of the National Guard would have kept the entire event under control.  She appears to be blaming the one person whose action, if it had been heeded, could have prevented the whole awful thing.

It seems this has never occurred to her.

This judge also apparently subscribes to the “Trump cult” idea --- that those who supported him did so because of the force of his personality and not because of legitimate concerns about our country.  In October 2022, she referred to this as “a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”  (Implication:  but my courtroom will take care of that!!)  It’s hard to imagine any deeper bias.

In October 2021, at the sentencing of Matthew Mazzocco --- who spent only 12 minutes inside the Capitol and committed no violence --- she said, “He went there to support one man who he viewed had the election taken from him.  In total disregard of a lawfully conducted election, he went to the Capitol in support of one man, not in support of our country or in support of democracy.”

This is another defendant found guilty of “parading.”  He was sentenced to 45 days in jail.  This judge simply doesn’t understand: Trump supporters who attended the rally and participated nonviolently were there BECAUSE they supported democracy and thought it likely had been subverted.  Millions more still doubt the outcome and are nonviolently making our voices heard.  But Judge Chutkan’s remarks give the impression that she’d prefer to see all of us in jail --- you know, in the interest of public safety.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz recently filed a resolution to condemn and censure Judge Chutkan for exhibiting “open bias and partisanship in the conduct of her official duties as a judge.”  It’s fine to have at least a symbolic protest like this, but there are no teeth to it.  A judge will typically be removed for bias only if it is seen outside a judge’s work as a judge, and as far as we know, Judge Chutkan has kept her bias within the confines of her courtroom (where it’s okay??)  One would hope that for a trial this high-profile and a judge this incredibly biased, Trump’s case could be an exception. 

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/08/23/with_her_many_statements_in_jan_6_courtroom_trump_judge_seems_the_pot_calling_the_defendant_inflammatory_974586.html

RELATED:  You have to see what Trump legal adviser John Eastman had to say when he was arraigned in Fulton County, Georgia, on Wednesday.  Eastman is an eminent legal scholar and law professor who has been smeared with ridiculous racketeering charges by a biased local DA, and he took a moment before his arraignment to deliver via reporters a law lecture to Fani Willis, since she obviously didn’t pay attention to those at Emory University.

Eastman eviscerated Willis for her outrageous conduct and lack of understanding of the law. He said she is attempting to criminalize people exercising their rights and lawyers doing their job, and that her destructive actions are already having “profound consequences for our system of justice.” Victoria Taft’s piece at PJ MEDIA is a must-read.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/23/trump-attorney-surrenders-to-georgia-da-but-not-before-a-scathing-lecture-on-the-constitution-n1721238


NOTES ON THE “COUNTER-PROGRAMMING”: Tucker’s interview with President Trump

Warning:  about halfway through Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump --- maybe sooner --- you’re really, really going to start missing him.  It’s going to hurt a little.  How refreshing to hear from someone who actually knew what he was doing, both domestically and on the world stage.  This is the Donald Trump that Trump-haters won’t allow themselves to acknowledge, as it would create such cognitive dissonance for them that they would just melt down.  Here are some highlights...

Tucker noted that in former Attorney General Bill Barr’s book, he “clearly lies” about Jeffrey Epstein’s death and says Epstein killed himself.  (Tucker made it clear he thought Epstein was murdered.)  Trump said he didn’t know what Barr had said about Epstein’s death and that he himself didn’t know one way or the other.  But “a case could be made either way.”  BUT...

“Bill Barr didn’t do an investigation, [of Epstein’s death] or of the election fraud, either.  He said he did, and he pretended he did, but he didn’t.  McSwain, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, said Barr just wouldn’t let him do it; it was crazy.”  He said that Barr was terrified of being impeached by the left.

As Tucker observed, the trajectory of Trump’s candidacy in 2015 and later presidency was marked first by massive, organized anti-Trump protests, then by two (count ‘em) impeachments, and now a series of indictments.  “The next stage,” he said, “is violence.  Are you worried that they might try and kill you?”

(Sidenote: In case you think all the Trump Derangement Syndrome stoked by the media can’t lead to violence, which Democrats pretend to believe is all on the right, read this:
 

He didn’t address that directly but did characterize them as “savage animals.” There are great people in the Democrat Party, he said, and he represented everybody, but “I’ve seen what they do, I’ve seen the lengths that they go to,” invoking the Russia Hoax.

“Barr should’ve gone after them [Russia Hoaxers], and other people should’ve gone after them.”  They did, “very late,” and the result was the Durham Report, which he characterized as “fairly good,” in that “it explained how corrupt it was.”

On the other hand, Trump praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz for doing “a phenomenal job” on Comey, McCabe and “some of the others.”

Trump said the policies of the Democrats, such as open borders, reflect a hatred of our country.

As for cheating in 2020, Trump said, “We have so much on it,” referring to the use of COVID as an excuse to change the standards and cheat.  “Judges didn’t want to look; people didn’t want to get involved.”

But, of 2023, “I have never seen spirit like there is right now,” he said.  “...And the reason is because Crooked Joe Biden is so bad.  He’s the worst President in the history of our country.”

“He’s so corrupt that I took the name off Hillary.  You know, I don’t do two people at one time.”  He retired “Crooked Hillary” so he could apply it to Biden.  “I’ll bet she was very happy,” he said.

There were some great laughs.  “They love pictures of him [Biden] on the beach.  I think he looked terrible on the beach.”

“Plus, the beach doesn’t represent what a President’s supposed to be doing.”  He mentioned a variety of things the President could be doing instead, but of course the first thing that comes to mind, because of the timing, is helping the people of Hawaii.

Trump said that if Biden dropped out, there might be a “free-for-all.”  As for Kamala Harris, “her moments are almost as bad as his.”  He thinks “they probably have some kind of a primary and other people will get involved...could be [California Gov. Gavin Newsom], could be somebody else.”

The mention of Newsom led him to say that people used to care if you had a bad record but today it “doesn’t really mean anything.”  That’s hard to hear, but it would explain a lot.

He said that Kim Jong-Un now has “massive nuclear power” and that he kept us from having nuclear war with North Korea.  Kim Jong-Un was “expecting” to go into a nuclear war.

When asked if foreign leaders look at Biden and speculate that others are running the government, Trump said, “Well, somebody else has to be.”

Trump lamented the decaying state of Democrat-run cities, saying, “You know, Republican-run cities are doing very nicely, because they arrest people when you have crimes.”

Looking at the double standard of justice as applied to him and Biden, “I think the people of our country don’t get enough credit for how smart they are,” he said.  And he believes Biden is compromised “because China knows so much about him... [Biden] in many ways is a Manchurian Candidate…and he’s afraid to tell Russia to get out of Cuba.  He’s afraid to tell China [who is building military installations in Cuba] to get out of Cuba.”

‘If I’m President, they’ll get out.”

He noted that Chinese incursion goes far beyond Cuba and is “all over South America.”  China also controls the Panama Canal, which, under President Carter, we sold to Panama for one dollar, after we’d lost 35,000 American canal construction workers to malaria.

He said that “radical left lunatics” are destroying America with electric cars and “the windmills all over the place” --- “which by the way don’t work, and...for the most part, they’re made in China.”  THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP.

As for elections, he said the only reason not to want Voter ID is to make it easier to cheat.  He also said “we should go back to all-paper ballots,” noting that France did that after an ill-fated attempt to have electronic voting.  “Any time you have mail-in ballots, you’re gonna have massive cheating,” he said.

Their policies are so bad, he said, that they have to cheat.  Nobody wants the policies they’re trying to force on the American people.  And he knows they’ll go after any candidate, even if it’s not him.  “If somebody else got in,” he said quietly, “other than me, they’ll go at him, just as viciously as they did me.  These people are sick.”

“I do get credit for holding up quite well, I must tell you.”

Fun topics include Chris Wallace vs. Mike Wallace, the joy (not necessarily) of driving an electric car, Mitch McConnell (not flattering), the “laptop from hell” and the “classic earmarks” letter, and the FBI’s “insurance policy” against his win in 2016.  “When I fired Comey, it was like throwing a rock into a hornets’ nest,” he said.  All in all, this interview was much more entertaining, thoughtful and un-focus-grouped than the “official” GOP presidential primary debate.  Don’t miss it!

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson


Gaffe-tastic

President Biden’s gaffe-tastic visit to Hawaii to view the tragic Maui wildfire aftermath and allegedly offer comfort to the victims has so offended and enraged locals that one commentator said Hawaii might have just turned Republican. (John Nolte at Breitbart.com conveniently listed his nine cruelest bungles.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/22/nolte-joe-bidens-nine-cruel-maui-bungles/

I won’t quote some of the comments about Biden by Hawaiians here because we don’t print that kind of language, but this article from the Daily Caller will give you the idea.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/you-almost-lost-your-cat-go-f-yourself-critics-savage-biden-after-maui-speech

It doesn’t help that people have started noticing that making tragedies all about himself and greatly exaggerating his experiences, if they were even real at all, has become a habit.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-repeatedly-told-exaggerated-house-fire-story-victims-tragedies


Struck down

Federal judges struck down provisions of new election integrity laws in Texas and Georgia, although they let stand provisions in the Georgia law banning ballot harvesting and securing absentee ballot drop boxes.

https://richmond.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/federal-judges-rule-against-provisions-of-gop-backed-voting-laws-in-georgia-texas/article_eb43e0c3-1293-5b1c-9fb5-ffe39ee7fb3a.html

These rulings will likely be appealed, so I won’t spend too much time on this. But it is a lesson for Republicans that just passing laws to secure ballots and elections isn’t enough. They have to be ready to fight for them when the Democrats go to any lengths to block even the most basic measures to make elections trustworthy and brand them as racist voter suppression and an assault on “our democracy."

They did that in Georgia, slandering state officials and driving the Major League All-Star Game out of Atlanta, only for post-election polls to show that black voters reported “zero” problems with voting. I suspect the Democrats won’t be happy until bails of blank ballots are being tossed out of helicopters with return postage on them.

 


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More incompetent Blue City leadership

I don’t like to constantly harp on the deadly incompetence of the leaders of blue cities and their refusal to do anything serious to restore law and order and protect innocent citizens. I actually hope and pray for a miracle, that they will wake up and do something effective and realistic. But we just keep getting horrific stories like this:

Citizens in Chicago have become so desperate to stop the gang violence that last week, a local youth organization pleaded with gangs that are having a war in Rogers Park to hold a ceasefire between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. That way, at least they would stop shooting kids, the elderly and working people who are out during daylight and get caught in the crossfire.

Did it work? Last weekend, there were over three dozen shootings in Chicago and at least seven killings. Two of the fatalities were students. One was a 14-year-old boy who was so looking forward to starting high school on Monday that he’d already packed his bag. He was shot in the head and chest while playing basketball. The other was a 17-year-old girl who was shot in a park at 4:10 p.m. Her 16-year-old male friend was shot in the leg but survived.

Every life is precious and every shooting is a tragedy and an outrage, but it’s especially terrible when young people, filled with hopes and dreams and with their whole lives in front of them, are mindlessly slaughtered. It steals from them everything they would have ever had or experienced, and everything they might have contributed to the world.

Derek Hunter at Townhall.com is also furious at this, not only over the tragic waste of life, but the way it’s downplayed and swept under the rug by the media because giving this story the coverage it deserves would be politically embarrassing for the Party that’s run Chicago for nearly a century (the same goes for other sinking blue cities, from San Francisco to Baltimore.) That’s the party that loves to proclaim that “Black Lives Matter,” but doesn’t act like they do. Hunter calls this prioritizing of politics over lives by its proper term: “evil.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/20/column-n2627260

 

Related: Speaking of the tragic consequences of liberals’ refusal to deal with reality, Kevin Downey Jr. at PJ Media has started a series on “gun myths.” He’s “fact-checking” claims about guns made by gun control advocates and a pro-gun rights website to see which one is telling the truth. The first topic under the microscope: the left’s claim that there are more shooting deaths in red states without strict gun laws than in blue states like Illinois. Check out how you have to bend and stretch the premise like a balloon animal artist to reach that conclusion.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/kevindowneyjr/2023/08/21/kdjs-gun-myth-fact-check-liberals-vs-americans-part-1-n1720419


Feel-Good Story of the Day:

A Grand Rapids, Michigan, man discovered that the former owner of his farm was telling the truth to him 30 years ago. The strange-looking rock that he’d been using all this time as a doorstop really was a space rock that landed on the farm. In fact, his door stop was a rare, large iron-nickel meteorite. Michigan University’s planetarium just paid him $75,000 for his door stop.

https://www.sciencealert.com/man-uses-strange-rock-as-doorstop-for-decades-it-turned-out-to-be-worth-a-fortune

Say, does anyone know where I can get a bronzed lump of cow dung appraised?

 


 Show of hands:

Who, regardless of their race or political views, really wants a cancer doctor who was trained by a professor whose chief qualification for the job was being the wokest applicant? Nobody? Then someone should tell that to San Diego State University’s Biology Department.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/08/23/state-university-ensures-your-cancer-doctor-was-trained-by-whoever-was-wokest-n2162940

 


Oliver Anthony’s protest song on behalf of downtrodden working people soars

Virginia farmer Oliver Anthony’s protest song on behalf of downtrodden working people, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” came out of nowhere and resonated so strongly with Americans that it’s become the first debut record to hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart by an artist with no prior charting songs. It also blew past Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and other big-name artists, and is bringing him $40,000 a day in royalties. And of course, its populist message has made him a target for liberal media outlets that used to lionize singer-songwriters who stood up to the government. Now, these media outlets ARE “The Man,” or at least, the “Non-Binary Person.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/country-sensation-oliver-anthony-making-estimated-40000-day-chart-topping-music

But leave it to CNN to offer the most clueless smear yet, from media writer Oliver Darcy. Darcy pushes the typical leftist talking point that this song is pandering to “rightwing” sentiments, even dropping the dreaded name “Trump” twice (never mind that Anthony said it’s not political, it was just meant to "give hope to the working class and your average hard working young man who may have lost hope in the grind of trying to get by." Something nobody working at CNN can relate to, obviously.)

But Darcy takes it further, lumping this song in with “Sound of Freedom,” “Try That in a Small Town,” Fox News, and anything else in our culture that appeals to someone other than liberal hedonists. He sees it as a terrible trend for society that some people are finally serving that huge audience that Hollywood and the music industry ignore and revile and giving them an alternate choice of news and entertainment that doesn’t spit on their values. Bemoaning the existence of Fox News, The Blaze and the Daily Caller, Darcy whines, “These outlets program their audiences to abhor companies like Disney and then show up with paid content designed to replace the Magic Kingdom in their households.”

Uh, pardon me? Nobody needed those outlets to turn us against Disney. Disney turned the American audience against themselves with their arrogant, leftist, “Not-so-secret gay agenda” and anti-American CRT lecturing crammed into children’s programming, among many other open insults. The same could be said of most of the mainstream entertainment industry (Have you watched the Oscars or Grammy Awards lately? Sorry, trick question: nobody has.) News flash: “Sound of Freedom” and “Rich Men North of Richmond” are outearning all the competition from tired, uninspired woke garbage because they’re superior, and people actually LIKE them.  

Wait, it gets worse: Darcy frets that this trend “could spell the end of a shared popular culture, similar to how the advent of right-wing talk-radio and Fox News ultimately spelled the end of a shared understanding of current events.” Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

Sorry, but there was never a “shared understanding of current events.” There was a monopoly on news by three networks and PBS, all staffed by well-paid liberal elitists in NYC, DC and L.A. expressing the same tunnel vision views. Out here in America, we saw through their biases all along, it just took us a while to figure out how to get our viewpoint out. Was he equally horrified when Elvis, or even more shocking, black artists like Little Richard, started getting radio airplay that spelled the end of our shared understanding that music should only sound like Lawrence Welk and Mitch Miller?

I’ve been encouraging readers for years not just to boycott Hollywood but to support artists who are on their side (we often promote them, and I welcome them onto my TBN show), because Heaven knows the mainstream entertainment industry doesn’t support them. Now that they are succeeding by putting out superior products that the public likes, these people are panicking. They see their gravy train going off the rails, and they’re painting the public's rejection of their swill as a disaster for American popular culture.

No, leftists were the disaster for American popular culture, spreading their wokeness and nihilism, and silencing, mocking and vilifying anyone who disagreed with them. Now, at long last, Americans are taking their pop culture back. My advice to them: Either compete by learning how to make good movies, TV shows and music that don't repel audiences, or go find another line of work.  


This Was No Accident!

By Kenneth Allard

Blissfully enjoying the relief from our first rain in over two months while anticipating tonight's Little League World series, my reverie was suddenly interrupted when insistent headlines intruded. Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in Russian plane crash! Remember that heart-clutching moment in June when General Prigozhin led a coup against Vladimir Putin, inexplicably halting just when his success seemed assured? It was unclear back then how this mini-rebellion might ultimately play our but I concluded, “it will be interesting…to watch the Moscow accident reports as various people commit suicide, die of undiagnosed diseases or perish in untimely traffic accidents.” 

It is one thing to poison your opponents, another for their bodies to be found outside high-rise buildings: but to shoot down a private plane midway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg? Isn’t that just a tad blatant, even for a died-in-the wool thug like Putin? I heard at least one network commentator wonder plaintively, “Well, couldn’t this have been an accidental shoot-down?” Of all the possible explanations, the least plausible is that Russian air defenses – known during the Soviet era as PVO Strany – would act independently of a chain of command that is centralized in doctrine and practice, a rigidly top-down structure meant to reflect the orders of the elites. As the Soviets often used to say among themselves when discussing policy dilemmas, “These things, Comrade, are not accidental.”

Today’s events reminded me of when I faced the hurdle most feared by every graduate student: the two-hour examination in which my interlocutors were genuine experts, eager to test my grasp of Russian foreign and military affairs. Their opening was surprisingly gentle, asking what books and authors had been particularly helpful in forming my understanding of the Soviet military and political systems? While reviewing the standard sources, I remembered a key warning from the grad student grapevine: always try to control the discussion. “Sir, all these books have been helpful but the one that helped me most as an operational intelligence officer was Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather.” Game on!

Defending this unlikely metaphor proved surprisingly easy, because the Soviet system of controlling agriculture, heavy industry and what little consumer production existed was comparable to the way the Mob ran the rackets, the girls, the numbers and maybe even Hollywood! Our debate turned into a no-holds-barred discussion that ran a half-hour beyond the scheduled closing time. Maybe that is why today as Russian television broadcast those startling images of Prigozhin’s plane haplessly nose-diving to earth (also not an accidental occurrence!) I recalled that epic scene when Michael Corleone presided over the baptism of his infant nephew. Do you remember how Michael responded to the priest’s questioning (“I do renounce the Devil, father”) even as the camera cut-in showed his thugs killing every Mob boss who opposed him. Sorry, father, but neither Don Michael nor Don Vladimir were doing anything except ruthlessly pursuing their own agendas.

Now Joe Biden has more in common with those two characters than you might suppose; but he is also the least likely person on earth to draw far-sighted conclusions from today’s events. Everything about Putin’s most recent actions – from the determined defense of Russian territorial gains in eastern Ukraine to his latest attempts to offset severe personnel and material losses – suggests only a man determined to prevail whatever the cost. Some analysts have been so bold as to predict a sudden collapse of Putin’s latest venture and possibly even threatening Russian state viability as well. Well, what if those analysts are wrong? What if that classic KGB-trained tyrant is more serious about defending his expansive vision of the Russian state than Joe Biden is about stopping him? Most critically: Are there any reasons to imagine that Joe Biden’s perceptions of Putin are better-founded than, say, his understanding of what is required to win a conflict - from our southern border to the European territory covered by Article 5 of the NATO Treaty?

There are a number of stark examples that President Biden and his advisors would do well to consider in coming days: But the killing of Yevgeniy Prigozhin should be first among them.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Allard is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point professor and Dean of the National War College. From 1998-2008, he was an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

 

 


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It’s generally acknowledged that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge who, apparently by luck of the draw, was handed President Trump’s J6 case, is not inclined to be lenient towards anyone she perceives to be associated in any way with the events of January 6, 2021.  In fact, some of her sentences in those cases have exceeded even those asked for by the prosecutors.  But did you know just how biased she is?

Judging by her own statements in the context of other J6 cases over which she presided, this 2013 Obama appointee is wildly, completely, undeniably, outrageously biased.  She has made it clear that she cannot wait to see Trump behind bars.  And yet, unless she’s recused from the case, an event unlikely to happen, she’ll be presiding at Trump’s trial --- before a DC jury, no less.  Talk about going through the motions of justice.

“Although judges often make comments from the bench,” investigative reporter Julie Kelly says, “Chutkan’s strident language raises questions about her impartiality in handling the case against the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024.”  Quite an understatement.

Kelly has a new piece at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that examines the politically charged rulings and incendiary statements Judge Chutkan has made in these cases.  If you’ve read her book, “JANUARY 6:  How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right,” some of this information will be familiar to you, as Kelly used some of Judge Chutkan’s remarks to show the circular reasoning being employed to justify denying detainees bail and other basic rights.

For example --- this is cited in both the new article and the book --- Judge Chutkan, who herself believes that suspicions about election fraud are wild conspiracy theories --- said of defendant Donna Bissel, “As noted in the government’s sentencing memo, the defendant appears to be susceptible to believing outlandish and absurd conspiracy theories. To protect the public, it’s important to make sure that she does not fall victim to another lie or conspiracy and act out in a way that again jeopardizes public safety.  It’s one thing to believe in conspiracy theories in your basement, and it’s another thing act out on them and, for instance, to travel from Indiana to DC to storm the Capitol to overturn an election.”

It should be noted that Ms. Bissel’s crime was the huge threat to public safety known as “parading.”

But this is the judge Trump got.  Kelly has quote after quote showing that if anyone is being incendiary about January 6, it is Judge Chutkan.  She’s very emotional about it.  Sample quote, from the trial of Matthew Caspel in December 2022: “[Every] single time I watch the videos and look at the photographs of what was going on that day, I am struck anew by how horrible this was, by how violent and terrifying, and how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day as they were basically struggling for their lives and wondering if they were going to make it home to their kids.  I don’t know if we’ll ever recover from that.”

You know, if she’s still so concerned about “how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day,” she might want to know why President Trump’s approval of up to 20,000 National Guard troops was rejected by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The presence of the National Guard would have kept the entire event under control.  She appears to be blaming the one person whose action, if it had been heeded, could have prevented the whole awful thing.

It seems this has never occurred to her.

This judge also apparently subscribes to the “Trump cult” idea --- that those who supported him did so because of the force of his personality and not because of legitimate concerns about our country.  In October 2022, she referred to this as “a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”  (Implication:  but my courtroom will take care of that!!)  It’s hard to imagine any deeper bias.

In October 2021, at the sentencing of Matthew Mazzocco --- who spent only 12 minutes inside the Capitol and committed no violence --- she said, “He went there to support one man who he viewed had the election taken from him.  In total disregard of a lawfully conducted election, he went to the Capitol in support of one man, not in support of our country or in support of democracy.”

This is another defendant found guilty of “parading.”  He was sentenced to 45 days in jail.  This judge simply doesn’t understand: Trump supporters who attended the rally and participated nonviolently were there BECAUSE they supported democracy and thought it likely had been subverted.  Millions more still doubt the outcome and are nonviolently making our voices heard.  But Judge Chutkan’s remarks give the impression that she’d prefer to see all of us in jail --- you know, in the interest of public safety.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz recently filed a resolution to condemn and censure Judge Chutkan for exhibiting “open bias and partisanship in the conduct of her official duties as a judge.”  It’s fine to have at least a symbolic protest like this, but there are no teeth to it.  A judge will typically be removed for bias only if it is seen outside a judge’s work as a judge, and as far as we know, Judge Chutkan has kept her bias within the confines of her courtroom (where it’s okay??)  One would hope that for a trial this high-profile and a judge this incredibly biased, Trump’s case could be an exception. 

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/08/23/with_her_many_statements_in_jan_6_courtroom_trump_judge_seems_the_pot_calling_the_defendant_inflammatory_974586.html

RELATED:  You have to see what Trump legal adviser John Eastman had to say when he was arraigned in Fulton County, Georgia, on Wednesday.  Eastman is an eminent legal scholar and law professor who has been smeared with ridiculous racketeering charges by a biased local DA, and he took a moment before his arraignment to deliver via reporters a law lecture to Fani Willis, since she obviously didn’t pay attention to those at Emory University.

Eastman eviscerated Willis for her outrageous conduct and lack of understanding of the law. He said she is attempting to criminalize people exercising their rights and lawyers doing their job, and that her destructive actions are already having “profound consequences for our system of justice.” Victoria Taft’s piece at PJ MEDIA is a must-read.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/23/trump-attorney-surrenders-to-georgia-da-but-not-before-a-scathing-lecture-on-the-constitution-n1721238

 

 

Of the latest legal strategy intended to keep President Trump off the ballot in ‘24, law professor Jonathan Turley said this:  “Quite frankly, I think this is the single most dangerous constitutional theory I’ve seen pop up in decades…”

He was speaking of the argument that under the 14th Amendment, Trump can be barred from running for President again --- and from ever holding any office in the federal government --- after supposedly violating his oath of office and supporting an “insurrection” or “rebellion” against the United States.  Keep in mind, the 14th Amendment was passed to deal with the political aftermath of the CIVIL WAR.  Now THAT was an insurrection.

As Turley said Tuesday night to Laura Ingraham, “That brings you to the original question:  what was January 6?”  Many citizens, including Turley personally, characterize it as a protest that became a riot.  And that’s what it was.  “It was not a rebellion or insurrection,” Turley said, while acknowledging that some disagree.  The problem, he said, is that Trump hasn’t been charged with insurrection or even incitement.  Special counsel Jack Smith notably did not charge him with either.

So, why didn’t he?  We all know he would’ve charged Trump with insurrection or incitement in a heartbeat if he’d had even the slightest evidence to make those charges stick, and that’s with the low bar required by a highly partisan DC court.  Consequently, if Trump can’t even be charged with incitement, how does the 14th Amendment come into play?  It defies reason, but since when has that mattered to the left?  This plan is a shameful abuse of the 14th Amendment for no other purpose than election interference.

Taking Trump off the ballot would disenfranchise many millions of people who would have chosen to vote for him.  It just shows that with all the lip service Democrats pay to claims of “disenfranchisement,” they doesn’t really care about that principle.  If it helps them win, they’ll gleefully disenfranchise as many Trump voters as they possibly can.

If there are any leftists reading this --- and I know there are --- just admit it, because you know it’s true.

Turley noted the irony when he said, “It’s a curious way to support democracy, by keeping your opponent off the ballot.”  He condemned the violence of the J6 riot just as we have from the beginning, though he was more critical of Trump’s speech.  “But that doesn’t mean it was a rebellion or insurrection,” he said.  There was no plan for it --- the rioters weren’t even armed --- and it obviously would’ve gone nowhere, as every force in government would’ve been aligned against it.

Since Trump was not charged with insurrection, he said, “this is a considerable reach in my view, and it’s dangerous.  And it could not have come at a worse time for our country.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335389374112

Contrast this treatment of Trump with what Turley calls the “theatre of the absurd,” the ‘Justice’ Department’s kid-gloves handling of the Hunter Biden finance case.  Newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss has really dug himself into a hole.  He’s now the most controversial person Attorney General Merrick Garland could have picked to be special counsel, and yet somehow he is it.

Turley’s piece goes over some familiar territory, because our newsletter readers are already extremely well-informed on this case, but it at least tells you you’re not crazy in your assessment of it.  The big question now for Turley is “why, knowing the distrust over the past handling of the investigation, Garland would make an appointment guaranteed to further deepen that unease.”  Maybe the most openly partisan attorney general we’ve ever seen just assumed we’d sit back and take it.  Sorry to disappoint him.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/22/garlands-theater-of-the-absurd-why-the-hunter-biden-scandal-is-no-longer-a-laughing-matter/#more-208822

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for the removal of Weiss as special counsel, citing the revelation that it was only after two IRS whistleblowers came forward that he chose to indict Hunter Biden for ANYTHING.

“An independent special counsel is needed in this case,” Graham tweeted (I mean, “posted on X”).  “It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden.  To say this has been botched is an understatement.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-david-weiss-hunter-biden/2023/08/22/id/1131629/?ns_mail_uid=8dde39ba-33ef-45bb-a47c-c2e7fe12ca2e&ns_mail_job=DM513102_08222023&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010504nrohor

Even some Democrats are concerned about the political fallout from the “special handling” of Hunter’s case.  And after getting no response from AG Garland, the GOP chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means Committees, who together are doing the job of the DOJ in the Hunter investigation, have subpoenaed four IRS and FBI officials who were present at the meeting that proved to be the last straw and caused lead investigator Gary Shapley to blow the whistle.

“[The whistleblowers’] testimony raised serious questions about the federal government’s commitment to evenhanded justice,” they wrote.  “The DOJ [Office of the Inspector General] acknowledged they received information from the whistleblowers but have not indicated whether their office is meaningfully investigating the disclosures.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/08/21/subpoenas-have-been-issued-to-irs-investigators-who-blocked-hunter-from-serious-charges-n2627315

If Weiss is replaced, it won’t be the first time more than one special counsel has handled a case.  John Yoo pointed out Tuesday night that Ken Starr was not the first special counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton and Whitewater.  After the first special counsel, Robert Fiske, was seen as not doing a thorough or sufficiently timely job, political pressure led to his replacement.  That could happen again.  From the archives…

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-08-06-mn-24261-story.html

But nothing is simple:  DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has informed the congressional committees that a “potential jurisdictional issue” might prevent him from investigating the IRS whistleblower claims.  His letter to them was light on explanation, so they wrote back asking for him to clarify.  “Based on your statements and the DOJ’s pattern of politically motivated actions,” they wrote, “we are concerned that the DOJ is limiting your office from fully investigating the disclosures provided to your office.”

To help them understand the scope of his investigation, they asked for specific documentation about the limitations he thinks he will have.  Horowitz needs to cite chapter and verse (well, law and/or regulation).  They want this by September 6.

Wouldn’t it be something if after the whistleblowers came forward because they were blocked in their investigation, the inspector general was blocked in his investigation of whoever blocked THEIR investigation?

https://nypost.com/2023/08/22/doj-ig-cites-potential-limitation-in-review-of-hunter-biden-coverup-claims/

Finally, try not to be too surprised, but at least seven prosecutors in Weiss’s office over the past several years are apparently Democratic donors, and one of them even appears to have a previously unreported relationship with the Biden family, at one time referring to Hunter Biden as “a good friend.”  The WASHINGTON EXAMINER has taken a closer look.

Hunter’s finances should never have been investigated out of the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office.  For crying out loud, Hunter’s father was a VERY longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming Vice President, and his brother Beau was attorney general in Delaware before he passed away in 2015.  And now we learn that Hunter apparently had at least one good friend in that office (though, to be fair, he seems to have had friends in many places!).  The Delaware office simply should not have been handling this.  But I guess that’s just “the Delaware way.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/democratic-donors-biden-friends-weiss-office

 

 


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Breaking News:

GOP Presidential candidate and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum suffered an injury while playing basketball and was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night. It's unclear if he'll be able to stand during tonight's debate. I'm sure you'll join me in sending prayers for a full and swift recovery. This is a breaking story, so not much is known yet, but here's an early report at our press time:

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/23/doug-burgum-hosptial-debate/


Debate night

Tonight is the first GOP Primary debate. To give you some info on where the candidates (including Trump, who is not participating) stand on one of the most important issues, Breitbart.com gave them all a questionnaire on their stand on border security and immigration enforcement. Here are their answers, in full…

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/22/exclusive-2024-gop-candidate-immigration-questionnaire-hopefuls-explain-vision-for-migration-policy-ahead-of-debate/


Bad for Trump

It was reported yesterday that a witness has flipped and will testify against former President Trump and Mar-a-Lago employee Walt Nauta in the presidential documents case. This person, identified only as “Witness 4” (but reportedly Yuscil Taveras) previously supported Trump and Nauta’s claim that no attempt was made to erase security footage. Now, after reportedly being confronted with contradictory evidence and threatened with perjury charges, this witness has flipped and will testify that there was such an attempt.

I’m not an attorney, so I’ll let law professor William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection fill in the details:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/feds-claim-key-mar-a-lago-obstruction-witness-has-flipped-on-trump/

As Jacobson notes, this is bad for Trump, and he thinks this is the case most likely to pose a real danger to him (although I still contend that it’s a load of selectively-prosecuted garbage. The tampering with evidence charge is a familiar type of process crime that’s used to imprison people for “obstructing” an investigation of a non-crime that never should have been launched in the first place.) Jacobson also points out that having changed his story completely, this witness will be grilled heavily on the stand about whether he’s lying now or was lying then. He says that what the jury believes may hinge on how convincing Jack Smith’s alleged evidence is.

I will remain skeptical until I see it because this whole story reeks of the January 6th trials, where working people with little to no resources to defend themselves and who felt they’d done nothing wrong were bullied and threatened with years in prison if they didn’t “CONFESS!!!” and testify against others. That sort of thing used to be known as “coerced testimony,” and it got cases thrown out of court and prosecutors sanctioned and disbarred. I don’t know if that’s what’s happening here, but I’ll just say that knowing Smith and his history of improper partisan prosecutions that have been thrown out on appeal, I would be shocked if it didn’t.


“Bidenomics”

The Biden Administration’s decision to name what they’ve done to the economy “Bidenomics” and try to sell it like a new detergent is backfiring spectacularly. Turns out Americans know when they’re struggling financially, and not even the slickest con job can convince them that the hailstones falling on their heads are pennies from Heaven.

So when President Biden claimed that “Bidenomics is just another way of saying ‘restoring the American dream,’” the public responded, “In your dreams!”

https://headlineusa.com/bidens-defense-of-bidenomics-fuels-blistering-thread-of-memes/

In fact, for most working Americans, Bidenomics has been a nightmare, and RNC Research has the numbers to prove it.

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1692220608656912802

Here are a few of their findings. Since Biden took office…

* Prices are up by 16.9% while real wages are down by about 3 percent.

* Increased costs of living have lost the average American about $10,000.

* Nationwide, gas prices are up by an average of $1.48 a gallon (and they’ve been even higher.)

* The average household is spending $709 a month more for the same goods and services.

* Interest rates are at a 22-year high, while credit card debt is at an all-time high.

* Sixty percent of workers, including 73 percent of Millennials, report living paycheck-to-paycheck.

* Nearly 3/4ths of Americans say their financial situation isn’t improving, while almost half say it’s getting worse.

* Nearly 20 million American households are behind on their utility bills, while delinquent credit card payments have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

* Not surprisingly, most Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

I hope that at some point during tonight’s Republican debate, the candidates take a few moments out from attacking Trump and each other to mention some of this stuff, which I suspect might be important to voters.


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COVID fears are starting again

Fears of yet another COVID variant have some people pushing for a return to pandemic-era restrictions such as enforced masking, social distancing and mandated vaccinations. Not surprisingly, this movement is starting in universities and Hollywood…

https://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2023/08/21/believe-it-or-not-these-colleges-are-still-requiring-covid-vaccinations/

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/08/22/mask-mandates-making-a-comeback-as-hysteria-over-new-covid-variant-grows-1389013/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/22/these-pandemic-practices-are-making-a-comeback-n2627340

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/major-movie-studio-reinstates-mask-mandates-effective-immediately/ar-AA1fBJmZ

That first link even includes this pearl of medical wisdom: “Rutgers University banned one student who was unvaccinated from participating in virtual classes.” I guess they don’t want him to infect anyone with a computer virus over the Internet.

If they’re going to try to resurrect this failed, useless, counter-productive and freedom-crushing campaign, then I suggest Americans resurrect another campaign in response: Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No!”


Name one failure…

President Biden angrily challenged the press to name just one of his Administration’s objectives that’s been a failure. He has a point, if you believe that his objective is to destroy everything he touches.

But for those who can’t bring themselves to believe that Democrats are deliberately trying to destroy America, Victor Davis Hanson has taken on the herculean job of compiling a list of all the Biden policies that have been unmitigated disasters. It’s still not a comprehensive list, but it’s well worth reading, and sharing with anyone crazy enough to think this guy or anyone remotely like him actually deserves reelection.

https://victorhanson.com/actually-joe-all-your-objectives-were-failures/

PS – There’s a typo in this column. When he wrote, “Bidenomics is a synonym for printing up to 6 billion dollars…”, I think he meant “6 TRILLION dollars.”


Some good news at last about Antifa:

Three members of that radical group are finally being held accountable for their violence against a journalist to the tune of $100,000 each. Judging from their looks, the only way they’ll ever raise it is by selling blood, but at least it’s a start.

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-judge-rules-against-antifa-defendants-in-default-awards-andy-ngo-300000-in-damages-over-portland-attack


Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

The Washington Post appears to have a unique journalistic rule: It’s okay to refer to politicians and fundraisers as Democrats up until they get arrested for something. Then, magically, the party designation disappears from stories about them.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-post-policy-against-using-democrat


1978 hit “Fat Bottomed Girls” removed from streaming service

Doing the Babylon Bee’s job of mocking excessive wokeness for them, the music streaming service Yoto removed the 1978 hit “Fat Bottomed Girls” from a version of “Queen’s Greatest Hits” for teenagers because it might be offensive to women.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/queen-fat-bottomed-girls-dropped-band-greatest-hits-collection-younger-audiences

Meanwhile, they will keep streaming all the current filthy hit songs about how sexy large women are because that’s empowering and feminist.


“Women’s rights”

Here’s a story that should be brought to the attention of women who keep voting for Democrats because “they protect women’s rights.”

https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2023/08/21/transgenderism-male-librarian-gags-woman-for-misgendering/

Yet another female athlete who dared to speak out publicly in defense of girls not having their sports taken over by men or having naked men invade their private spaces was silenced and shouted down by men for allegedly “misgendering” them. Which means she called them “men.” How dare these women think they should be allowed to have their own sports or speak in public?

And the Biden Administration is not only okay with this, they’re forcing it on schools. Funny way to “protect women’s rights.”

Related: I saw this on a social media meme and thought it hit the nail on the head:

“If genitalia does not define gender, then how does removing/surgically altering genitalia ‘affirm gender?’”


A dangerous constitutional theory to keep Trump off the ballot

Of the latest legal strategy intended to keep President Trump off the ballot in ‘24, law professor Jonathan Turley said this:  “Quite frankly, I think this is the single most dangerous constitutional theory I’ve seen pop up in decades…”

He was speaking of the argument that under the 14th Amendment, Trump can be barred from running for President again --- and from ever holding any office in the federal government --- after supposedly violating his oath of office and supporting an “insurrection” or “rebellion” against the United States.  Keep in mind, the 14th Amendment was passed to deal with the political aftermath of the CIVIL WAR.  Now THAT was an insurrection.

As Turley said Tuesday night to Laura Ingraham, “That brings you to the original question:  what was January 6?”  Many citizens, including Turley personally, characterize it as a protest that became a riot.  And that’s what it was.  “It was not a rebellion or insurrection,” Turley said, while acknowledging that some disagree.  The problem, he said, is that Trump hasn’t been charged with insurrection or even incitement.  Special counsel Jack Smith notably did not charge him with either.

So, why didn’t he?  We all know he would’ve charged Trump with insurrection or incitement in a heartbeat if he’d had even the slightest evidence to make those charges stick, and that’s with the low bar required by a highly partisan DC court.  Consequently, if Trump can’t even be charged with incitement, how does the 14th Amendment come into play?  It defies reason, but since when has that mattered to the left?  This plan is a shameful abuse of the 14th Amendment for no other purpose than election interference.

Taking Trump off the ballot would disenfranchise many millions of people who would have chosen to vote for him.  It just shows that with all the lip service Democrats pay to claims of “disenfranchisement,” they doesn’t really care about that principle.  If it helps them win, they’ll gleefully disenfranchise as many Trump voters as they possibly can.

If there are any leftists reading this --- and I know there are --- just admit it, because you know it’s true.

Turley noted the irony when he said, “It’s a curious way to support democracy, by keeping your opponent off the ballot.”  He condemned the violence of the J6 riot just as we have from the beginning, though he was more critical of Trump’s speech.  “But that doesn’t mean it was a rebellion or insurrection,” he said.  There was no plan for it --- the rioters weren’t even armed --- and it obviously would’ve gone nowhere, as every force in government would’ve been aligned against it.

Since Trump was not charged with insurrection, he said, “this is a considerable reach in my view, and it’s dangerous.  And it could not have come at a worse time for our country.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335389374112

Contrast this treatment of Trump with what Turley calls the “theatre of the absurd,” the ‘Justice’ Department’s kid-gloves handling of the Hunter Biden finance case.  Newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss has really dug himself into a hole.  He’s now the most controversial person Attorney General Merrick Garland could have picked to be special counsel, and yet somehow he is it.

Turley’s piece goes over some familiar territory, because our newsletter readers are already extremely well-informed on this case, but it at least tells you you’re not crazy in your assessment of it.  The big question now for Turley is “why, knowing the distrust over the past handling of the investigation, Garland would make an appointment guaranteed to further deepen that unease.”  Maybe the most openly partisan attorney general we’ve ever seen just assumed we’d sit back and take it.  Sorry to disappoint him.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/22/garlands-theater-of-the-absurd-why-the-hunter-biden-scandal-is-no-longer-a-laughing-matter/#more-208822

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for the removal of Weiss as special counsel, citing the revelation that it was only after two IRS whistleblowers came forward that he chose to indict Hunter Biden for ANYTHING.

“An independent special counsel is needed in this case,” Graham tweeted (I mean, “posted on X”).  “It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden.  To say this has been botched is an understatement.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-david-weiss-hunter-biden/2023/08/22/id/1131629/?ns_mail_uid=8dde39ba-33ef-45bb-a47c-c2e7fe12ca2e&ns_mail_job=DM513102_08222023&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010504nrohor

Even some Democrats are concerned about the political fallout from the “special handling” of Hunter’s case.  And after getting no response from AG Garland, the GOP chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means Committees, who together are doing the job of the DOJ in the Hunter investigation, have subpoenaed four IRS and FBI officials who were present at the meeting that proved to be the last straw and caused lead investigator Gary Shapley to blow the whistle.

“[The whistleblowers’] testimony raised serious questions about the federal government’s commitment to evenhanded justice,” they wrote.  “The DOJ [Office of the Inspector General] acknowledged they received information from the whistleblowers but have not indicated whether their office is meaningfully investigating the disclosures.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/08/21/subpoenas-have-been-issued-to-irs-investigators-who-blocked-hunter-from-serious-charges-n2627315

If Weiss is replaced, it won’t be the first time more than one special counsel has handled a case.  John Yoo pointed out Tuesday night that Ken Starr was not the first special counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton and Whitewater.  After the first special counsel, Robert Fiske, was seen as not doing a thorough or sufficiently timely job, political pressure led to his replacement.  That could happen again.  From the archives…

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-08-06-mn-24261-story.html

But nothing is simple:  DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has informed the congressional committees that a “potential jurisdictional issue” might prevent him from investigating the IRS whistleblower claims.  His letter to them was light on explanation, so they wrote back asking for him to clarify.  “Based on your statements and the DOJ’s pattern of politically motivated actions,” they wrote, “we are concerned that the DOJ is limiting your office from fully investigating the disclosures provided to your office.”

To help them understand the scope of his investigation, they asked for specific documentation about the limitations he thinks he will have.  Horowitz needs to cite chapter and verse (well, law and/or regulation).  They want this by September 6.

Wouldn’t it be something if after the whistleblowers came forward because they were blocked in their investigation, the inspector general was blocked in his investigation of whoever blocked THEIR investigation?

https://nypost.com/2023/08/22/doj-ig-cites-potential-limitation-in-review-of-hunter-biden-coverup-claims/

Finally, try not to be too surprised, but at least seven prosecutors in Weiss’s office over the past several years are apparently Democratic donors, and one of them even appears to have a previously unreported relationship with the Biden family, at one time referring to Hunter Biden as “a good friend.”  The WASHINGTON EXAMINER has taken a closer look.

Hunter’s finances should never have been investigated out of the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office.  For crying out loud, Hunter’s father was a VERY longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming Vice President, and his brother Beau was attorney general in Delaware before he passed away in 2015.  And now we learn that Hunter apparently had at least one good friend in that office (though, to be fair, he seems to have had friends in many places!).  The Delaware office simply should not have been handling this.  But I guess that’s just “the Delaware way.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/democratic-donors-biden-friends-weiss-office

 


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Blissfully enjoying the relief from our first rain in over two months while anticipating tonight's Little League World series, my reverie was suddenly interrupted when insistent headlines intruded. Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in Russian plane crash! Remember that heart-clutching moment in June when General Prigozhin led a coup against Vladimir Putin, inexplicably halting just when his success seemed assured? It was unclear back then how this mini-rebellion might ultimately play our but I concluded, “it will be interesting…to watch the Moscow accident reports as various people commit suicide, die of undiagnosed diseases or perish in untimely traffic accidents.” 

It is one thing to poison your opponents, another for their bodies to be found outside high-rise buildings: but to shoot down a private plane midway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg? Isn’t that just a tad blatant, even for a died-in-the wool thug like Putin? I heard at least one network commentator wonder plaintively, “Well, couldn’t this have been an accidental shoot-down?” Of all the possible explanations, the least plausible is that Russian air defenses – known during the Soviet era as PVO Strany – would act independently of a chain of command that is centralized in doctrine and practice, a rigidly top-down structure meant to reflect the orders of the elites. As the Soviets often used to say among themselves when discussing policy dilemmas, “These things, Comrade, are not accidental.”

Today’s events reminded me of when I faced the hurdle most feared by every graduate student: the two-hour examination in which my interlocutors were genuine experts, eager to test my grasp of Russian foreign and military affairs. Their opening was surprisingly gentle, asking what books and authors had been particularly helpful in forming my understanding of the Soviet military and political systems? While reviewing the standard sources, I remembered a key warning from the grad student grapevine: always try to control the discussion. “Sir, all these books have been helpful but the one that helped me most as an operational intelligence officer was Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather.” Game on!

Defending this unlikely metaphor proved surprisingly easy, because the Soviet system of controlling agriculture, heavy industry and what little consumer production existed was comparable to the way the Mob ran the rackets, the girls, the numbers and maybe even Hollywood! Our debate turned into a no-holds-barred discussion that ran a half-hour beyond the scheduled closing time. Maybe that is why today as Russian television broadcast those startling images of Prigozhin’s plane haplessly nose-diving to earth (also not an accidental occurrence!) I recalled that epic scene when Michael Corleone presided over the baptism of his infant nephew. Do you remember how Michael responded to the priest’s questioning (“I do renounce the Devil, father”) even as the camera cut-in showed his thugs killing every Mob boss who opposed him. Sorry, father, but neither Don Michael nor Don Vladimir were doing anything except ruthlessly pursuing their own agendas.

Now Joe Biden has more in common with those two characters than you might suppose; but he is also the least likely person on earth to draw far-sighted conclusions from today’s events. Everything about Putin’s most recent actions – from the determined defense of Russian territorial gains in eastern Ukraine to his latest attempts to offset severe personnel and material losses – suggests only a man determined to prevail whatever the cost. Some analysts have been so bold as to predict a sudden collapse of Putin’s latest venture and possibly even threatening Russian state viability as well. Well, what if those analysts are wrong? What if that classic KGB-trained tyrant is more serious about defending his expansive vision of the Russian state than Joe Biden is about stopping him? Most critically: Are there any reasons to imagine that Joe Biden’s perceptions of Putin are better-founded than, say, his understanding of what is required to win a conflict - from our southern border to the European territory covered by Article 5 of the NATO Treaty?

There are a number of stark examples that President Biden and his advisors would do well to consider in coming days: But the killing of Yevgeniy Prigozhin should be first among them.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Allard is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point professor and Dean of the National War College. From 1998-2008, he was an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

 

 


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Today’s Huckabee Video Links

Must-See, or Must-See-Again: My interview from this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN with chief House Biden investigator, Rep. James Comer.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=B6D9CFC3-1C17-4466-9E30-4C5E1647B9D5

Here’s my monologue from that show, on the indictments of Trump that perform the same function as a scantily-clad female assistant does for a bad magician who needs to distract the audience from what he’s doing.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=B36F01E7-827D-4DD2-A9CA-53EE379E2956

This is my appearance on “Rob Schmitt Tonight” on Newsmax, discussing the Bidens’ worse-than-Third-World financial chicanery exposed by House investigators.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=34A9EE52-A7AF-45F3-BBAF-0BAB102DABC0


Biden visits Maui

It took President Biden over a week to finally leave his beach vacation, go to Maui and comment on the devastating and tragic wild fires. But if all he could do was make it about himself and how he once suffered a kitchen fire, stumble through remarks filled with verbal gaffes, and make lame and tasteless jokes that offended the victims, maybe it would’ve been better if he’d just stayed beached.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-kicks-off-maui-trip-making-cracking-jokes-people-died/

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has more on the continuing outrage of the way Hawaii’s Democrat officials failed in preventing the wild fires, extinguishing them, and aiding the victims in their aftermath.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/21/democrats-in-hawaii-continue-to-be-shining-examples-of-government-incompetence-n2627314

Of course, a media salvage operation is already underway to claim that criticism of the government’s botching of the Maui wildfires is a “rightwing narrative.” Or as we call that around here, “the truth.”

https://instapundit.com/601569/


President Trump's bail is set

Former President Trump will be processed in Fulton County, Georgia, Thursday, on the latest round of ridiculous charges of “racketeering” for objecting to an election. Bail was set at $200,000 (this link has a breakdown of the amounts for each charge that add up to $200,000.)

https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2023/08/21/breaking-weve-just-learned-whats-included-in-trumps-bail-conditions-in-georgia-n1720920

That’s actually fairly standard in cases involving people for whom there’s evidence that they actually committed those crimes. But what’s more concerning is the extremely subjective conditions on the terms of release. Things like “The defendant shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him…to be a co-defendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.” And he is forbidden from making any “direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community,” including in “posts on social media or reposts of posts” by others on social media.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/21/breaking-conditions-of-donald-trumps-release-in-georgia-case-revealed-n2162866

This entire case is built on a partisan prosecutor twisting free speech into felony charges, and now it appears that his bond conditions are, too. We’ve already seen special counsel Jack Smith claim Trump’s social media posts were “threats.” The prosecution in this trial will be hunting for any opportunity to claim that something Trump says is a violation of his bail terms and demand that he be jailed. It’s designed to either shut him up or lock him up during campaign season.

If you didn’t think the entire point of this destruction of our legal system was election interference, then this should cement it.  

 


The Hunter Biden Story

The Hunter Biden story is like a pinata full of sleaze that, just when you think it’s been beaten until it’s empty, drops some more slime on the floor. Jesse Watters of Fox News just revealed the latest, reporting that Fox Primetime has confirmed that Hunter flew overseas on Air Force Two with then-VP Joe Biden at least eight times.  Watters tweeted:

“These are trips we didn’t know about before, because Hunter avoided being caught on camera. But Primetime now has indisputable evidence that Hunter Biden was using Air Force 2 as business travel. Taxpayers funded Hunter’s business travel so the Bidens could sneak around the world and get rich.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/22/jesse-watters-drops-big-news-about-more-hunter-trips-on-air-force-two-n2162897

Nothing we didn’t already know, but again, there’s just so much more of it than we knew, and it never seems to end. I’m sure we’ll have more on this so stay tuned…


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I’ll bet you probably didn’t even know that there was an Amazon Prime TV series based on the movie “A League of Their Own,” about World War II-era female baseball teams. Well, “loosely” based. It used that movie's premise to push an anachronistic racial and gay political agenda, complete with lesbian sex scenes and an underground lesbian bar run by Rosie O’Donnell. It was so in-your-face with the LGBTQ messaging that it won awards from a number of radical gay and leftist groups, including GLAAD.

Breitbart.com notes that if you’re thinking that sounds nothing like the movie, you must’ve watched the movie wrong. The show’s co-creator Abbi Jacobson claimed that the original movie is an “iconic gay film,” even though none of the characters is gay. Okay...

One problem: Nobody watched the TV series, and it’s just become the latest piece of woke propaganda to get canceled after only one season. If it makes them feel better, they can think of it as a late-term abortion.

https://www.westernjournal.com/amazon-pulls-plug-lgbt-league-show-right-final-season/

In related “Get Woke, Go Broke” news, major theatrical companies around the nation that went all-in on producing plays and other live performances that push leftist, racial and LGBTQ political agendas are facing financial catastrophe as donations and ticket sales have plunged.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/08/20/woke-performing-arts-organizations-facing-financial-catastrophe-as-audiences-flee-donations-plunge/

In the spirit of supporting the arts, I want to offer them this advice:

People love “The Music Man.”


Justice Thomas

Speaking of Justice Thomas, Democrats have been on a jihad against him for months, trying to drive him off the SCOTUS with bogus ethics allegations about him taking lavish gifts from his longtime billionaire friend, Harlan Crow. They have been led by leftwing “news” outlets like ProPublica.

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has some new info on the various ways they got the story wrong, including claiming that Thomas took vacations on Crow’s yacht when he actually just took a 30-minute tour of it while it was moored to the dock. They also claimed Thomas had a standing invitation to an exclusive golf resort. They didn’t mention that he doesn’t play golf and never went. They also made a big deal about him watching a college football game from a suite that costs $40,000 a year. But Thomas’ ticket cost a whopping 65 bucks, well below the required reporting value of gifts.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/20/oh-so-thats-what-the-media-got-wrong-in-their-hit-piece-against-clarence-thomas-n2627284

Do you still wonder why I put quotation marks around the word “news” when I refer to leftwing media outlets?

Related: Following my “wait at least 48 hours” rule before commenting on any inflammatory accusation against Republicans, I didn’t comment on the big dust-up about Gov. Ron DeSantis allegedly calling Trump supporters “listless vessels.” And here’s what I was waiting for: 

Former Virginia Attorney General and DeSantis supporter Ken Cuccinelli went on CNN and confronted them about creating that quote via misleading video editing. They cut out a full paragraph between DeSantis’ reference to Trump voters and the phrase “listless vessels.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ken-cuccinelli-bashes-cnn-for-using-edited-clip-of-desantis-he-wasnt-talking-about-trump-supporters/ar-AA1fyk2Q

I’ll let you decide if this substantially altered the meaning of DeSantis’ comments. In the meantime, here are some reactions from conservatives, none of whom should have been surprised to learn that CNN airs fake news.

https://twitchy.com/justmindy/2023/08/20/ken-cuccinelli-kasie-hunt-cnn-desantis-listless-vessel-n2386450


How to Fight Back

Victoria Taft of PJ Media interviewed Mike Davis of the Article III Project, who outlined his advice for how Donald Trump can fight back against all these politicized indictments and win. He also believes that the flimsiness and obvious partisan nature of the charges is becoming apparent even to Trump haters and people who don’t follow the news, and some Democrats already sense that their overkill is boomeranging on them and will work in Trump’s favor

Davis says this strategy is exactly what they did that saved Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination, when the Dems just kept throwing one transparently ridiculous charge after another at him, assuming that would bury him, but it blew up in their faces. Read more at this link:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/20/heres-how-trump-beats-the-georgia-indictment-n1720700

And in the podcast, he recounts a great story told to him by Clarence Thomas that he calls the “dead chicken” strategy. If you don’t have time to listen to the entire podcast, this link will take you straight to it.

https://youtu.be/SPHR61ntcXE


Border? What Border?!?

From the very first day Joe Biden took office as President, he began dismantling all the measures that President Trump had taken to secure the border. As to whether this was a deliberate attempt to allow millions of illegal immigrants to come in, or mindless opposition to anything Trump did, or a combination of the two, I can’t say. But some of Biden’s actions were inexplicable if you were looking for any logical coherence. For instance, he ordered an immediate halt to construction of the border wall (which was working), even though storing the materials cost taxpayers $300 million, and for zero benefit.

If you had any hope that the border disaster this caused might make him come to his senses and finish the wall, forget it. To prevent that, the Biden Administration has been secretly auctioning off the building materials on the federal surplus website GovPlanet at fire sale prices.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-secretly-selling-unused-parts-trumps-border-wall-ahead-proposed-law-force-resume-construction/

And who needs a silly old border wall, anyway? According to liberal news outlets, border crossings are down significantly since Biden ended Title 42 in May (never mind that that resulted in a massive surge, on top of the millions already here, not to mention the violent gangs that now control parts of our border, or the flood of deadly drugs into the US.) And in July, there was another surge, with border agents processing over 183,000 people, a 33% increase from June.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4159985-illegal-border-crossings-jumped-by-33-percent-in-july-cbp/

Oh, and not to worry anyone, but illegal entries by Chinese nationals are up 800% since fiscal 2022.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/08/20/national-security-risk-800-surge-in-illegal-chinese-migrants-n1720738

Here’s my modest suggestion: Let’s keep the materials to build a border wall, and sell the entire Biden Administration on the liquidation site at fire sale prices.

Related: In Kleberg County on the Texas/Mexico border, Hispanic county attorney Kira Talip Sanchez has had enough of all the lawlessness and illegal entries and switched parties from Democrat to Republican.

https://www.westernjournal.com/texas-border-democrat-enough-ditches-party-switches-gop-epic-move/


A mystery: What was Hunter doing talking to Trump impeachment attorneys in 2019?

If you’ve been reading the newsletter, you’re up to speed on the “Biden Inc.” investigation even before the news appears in most conservative media.  Most of yesterday was a re-hashing of what you already know.  But John Solomon broke significant news.

First, the backstory:  As you know, Hunter made a call to “DC” when he was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai with his Burisma associates.  That was December 5, 2015.  Only five days later, Papa Joe Biden flew to Ukraine and spoke before their parliament.  That’s the same day he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless the lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired.  In March 2016, the prosecutor “resigned under pressure” from the Ukrainian president, who, in turn, had been pressured by then-Vice President Biden.    

Joe Biden has always maintained that, yes, he did push for Shokin’s firing, but it had nothing to do with Hunter’s connection to Burisma --- it was consistent with existing U.S. foreign policy recommendation, put together by an inter-agency task force.  But now Solomon has the State Department’s internal documents from that task force, courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and they tell a very different story.  The task force advised Biden in October 2015 that the $1 billion SHOULD be given to Ukraine, because the prosecutor’s office was doing a swell job with its anti-corruption efforts!

That was the last recommendation made by this task force.  They even put it in the form of handy talking points, which, according to State Department documents, Joe Biden related to the president of Ukraine in a phone call on November 4, 2015.  At that time, Joe told the Ukrainian president they would get the $1 billion guarantee.

But it was soon after this phone call that “life got tough inside the Biden family,” Solomon told Sean Hannity Monday night.  Reporters for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE NEW YORK TIMES had begun asking questions about the investigation into Burisma Holdings and Hunter’s presence on the board, and Burisma “began to panic.”  So around Thanksgiving of 2015, Joe and his office worked on a “new talking point,” according to Solomon, “one they didn’t even share with the ambassador, who was in Kiev representing the United States…”  The White House decided they would call for the prosecutor to be fired if they wanted the money.

“Joe Biden wasn’t carrying out U.S. policy,” Solomon said.  “He CHANGED U.S. policy.”  In other words, the story being drilled into us by the media that Joe was only fulfilling existing foreign policy is a gigantic LIE.  Hey, what’s one more?

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/hdfeds-urged-biden-give-ukraine-loan-guarantee-he

Solomon believes the whistleblowers in the Biden case “changed history.  There’s no doubt that them coming forward changed the dynamics inside the Justice Department and between [them and] Hunter Biden’s lawyers.”

He pointed to one document in particular that contradicts what we’ve been told about Hunter having no impact on foreign policy.  There’s a classified email to leaders in Washington from George Kent at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine (remember him from Trump’s first impeachment?), saying, “Somebody should tell Joe Biden his son Hunter undercut ALL of our anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.”

“The documents contradict everything we were told in the original narrative about Ukraine.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/21/new-stunning-docs-show-biden-withholding-ukraine-aid-over-prosecutor-contradicted-us-position-n2162892

Hannity also spoke with two House committee chairmen Monday night:  Jason Smith of Missouri, who chairs the Ways & Means Committee (the committee that deals with tax information), and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.  They say more House subpoenas have been issued to IRS and FBI investigators involved in the Hunter case.

Recall from yesterday that Biden’s attorneys actually threatened the DOJ with putting President Biden on the stand and creating a “constitutional crisis” if Hunter had to face charges.  (As if they cared about causing a constitutional crisis.)  “The idea that Joe Biden’s gonna testify is ridiculous,” Jordan said Monday night.  “Can you imagine putting Joe Biden on the stand right now and him facing cross-examination --- I mean, there is NO WAY that’s gonna happen.  But this is the pressure campaign they were putting on the DOJ.”

Recall also that without the announcement of the whistleblowers getting ready to testify, Hunter’s “sweetheart” deal would have been twice as sweet, with all charges dropped.  Incredibly, Hunter would have received “future immunity” without having to plead guilty to ANYTHING.  The fact that the DOJ had agreed to this should tell you all you need to know about the politics of ‘justice’ in 2023.

The reason the IRS whistleblowers came forward was a “red line” that was crossed during a meeting on October 7, 2022, with Delaware U.S. Attorney (now Special Counsel) David Weiss and four other people, when Weiss allegedly told them he didn’t have independent authority to bring charges.  The two whistleblowers followed protocol by going first to the Ways & Means Committee because of the personal financial information involved in the case.

But did you know that Hunter’s attorneys demanded that the DOJ prosecute the whistleblowers?  Yes, it’s true.  Even though IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel had confirmed the rights of agency whistleblowers to make protected disclosures to Congress, Hunter’s attorneys called for them to be prosecuted because they’d divulged details about the probe to Congress, and what they said had “played a role in influencing the outcome.”  They said that for this reason, the whistleblowers broke the law and should be PROSECUTED.

What really happened was that, in revealing to Congress what they felt was wrong about the investigation, they helped prevent Hunter from getting an unacceptable sweetheart deal.  (NOTE:  Judge Maryellen Noreika helped, too.)  In other words, by allowing whistleblowers to “interfere,” the whistleblower law worked exactly as it was supposed to.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky called this what it is:  witness intimidation on the part of Hunter’s attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/21/report-hunter-bidens-lawyers-push-doj-prosecute-irs-whistleblowers/

Jason Smith told Hannity that the two whistleblowers gave consistent testimony and characterized what they said as shocking.  “But you know who was not shocked about their information was the Department of Justice,” he said, “because, in fact, the [DOJ], just as the whistleblowers highlighted...used numerous tactics that delayed the investigation to such a degree that the statute of limitations expired for some of the most egregious crimes of 2014 and 2015 tax years.”

Of course, you know about their other transgressions, such as going straight to Hunter’s lawyers with tip-offs that interfered with the IRS investigation.  The DOJ and Hunter’s legal team really were working on the same side:  both sidin’ with Biden.

But then Jim Jordan brought up something mind-boggling that might get lost in all the other Biden corruption news.  We’ll let him tell it:

“...In 2019, Biden’s legal team wanted to meet with him to talk about things, and he said, ‘I can’t meet with you that day because I’M TALKING WITH THE IMPEACHMENT LAWYERS [emphasis ours].’  So, is he talking with Daniel Goldman, the lawyer for Adam Schiff?  ...Who’s he talking to?  Because it was all about Burisma…”

So...it was in 2019 that the FBI got Hunter’s laptop, and KNEW it was Hunter’s laptop, and knew all about Burisma, yet held onto it during Trump’s first impeachment when it would have been exculpatory for him.  Now we learn that Hunter himself was actually in contact with the Trump impeachment lawyers at this time!  What in blazes was going on here?  This has the potential to be the most shocking revelation yet.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335146505112

 


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First, I want to once again thank Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, for appearing this weekend on my TBN show. He has been doing the heavy lifting --- the job the ‘Justice’ Department should be doing but isn’t --- in the investigation into Biden family finances, and it was wonderful to be able to take some time with him on the show. If you missed it, here’s that link. This is a MUST-SEE…

SHOCKING Biden Actions REVEALED! | Rep. Comer, Seamus Bruner, & MORE | Huckabee - Read Mike's News Analysis - Mike Huckabee

Rep. Comer offered some news that would shock anyone who hasn’t been paying attention (like mainstream media reporters.) For instance, he said that so far, they’ve identified about $21 million in suspicious deposits, and they only have about a third of the bank records. And apparently, no income taxes were paid on any of that by these “The rich must pay their fair share” Democrats.

Rep. Comer also appeared Sunday morning on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with host Maria Bartiromo, providing more details surrounding Joe Biden’s use of aliases in White House correspondence that was copied to his son.  (Recall our report from last week about his use of aliases such as “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.”)  All the emails copied to Hunter, he said, were specifically about Ukraine.

It’s very difficult to understand how Hunter Biden, described now by the White House as “a private citizen” merited being copied on these documents.  Sometimes he was the ONLY person copied.  Doesn’t look like much of a “firewall,” does it?

Comer said “the evidence is mounting every day,” including an obvious timeline, showing that then-Vice President Biden flew to Ukraine for the purpose of getting prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.  Shokin, as you know, had been looking into Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company whose founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, had hired both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer to be on its executive board, despite his alleged observation that Hunter was dumber than his dog.  According to a very reliable FBI confidential source, Zlochevsky had said he paid “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden” to get Shokin fired.  Joe Biden later opened his big mouth and publicly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless Shokin was immediately fired.

“That’s called a quid pro quo, Maria,” Comer said.  “And it’s pretty illegal, and it’s more evidence that Joe Biden was front-and-center in this influence peddling scheme.”

“What we’ve now learned is, Joe Biden was using a fake email bank to receive correspondence from his staff that he was copying Hunter Biden on.  I believe...Hunter had to prove value to the Burisma owners, that they were working on this, so he was forwarding those [emails] to the owners of Burisma.”  The emails would have confirmed to Zlochevsky that the Vice President was en route to Ukraine, fulfilling his end of the deal.

“Look, this is obvious,” he said, that Joe Biden abused his powers as Vice President for the sole purpose to protect his son, who was receiving millions and millions of dollars from this corrupt Ukrainian energy company, and this email ties Joe Biden and Hunter Biden into this corruption scheme, “without a shadow of a doubt.”

His current tally of the Bidens’ foreign-money loot is about $21 million (investigative journalist Peter Schweizer says it’s over $30 million. For more, here’s my interview from this weekend with Seamus Bruner, research director for Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute, whose job is to “follow the money.”)

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/seamus-bruner   

So, WHY were the Bidens getting all those cool millions?

As for potential interference in his committee’s investigation due to the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel (and we’ll get to more about that), Comer said, “We’re about to find out.”  That’s because they’re headed to court, trying to get more bank records that they think will “tell a whole lot bigger story” about Joe’s level of involvement and also how he personally benefited.  Banks have told the committee that “they’re under considerable pressure not to cooperate.”  The Bidens have “lawyered-up,” he said, and those attorneys know exactly where this is going.  “I mean, they are building Fort Knox around these bank accounts…”

He says he’s seeing obstruction as there has never been “in the history of congressional investigations.”  This obstruction comes from all sides:  the Biden legal team, the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, by the Democrats (of course) on their own committee, and now potentially by the special counsel.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334869612112

REDSTATE is wondering why we’re just now hearing that newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss used to work alongside Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.  Did you know anything about that?  Us, neither!  A must-read…

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/20/knives-out-liberal-news-outlet-reports-on-special-counsel-david-weiss-past-association-with-beau-biden-n2162841

The DAILY CALLER reports several significant updates on the Hunter Biden case.  Following in the tracks of attorney Chris Clark, three more Hunter attorneys have left the case after charges against Hunter were dismissed in Delaware, to be refiled in DC and/or California.

All three attorneys are from the Democrat powerhouse law firm of Latham & Watkins:  Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten and Matthew S. Salerno.  They gave no reason, which legal expert Margot Cleveland finds “interesting.”  Recall that a Latham & Watkins staffer allegedly posed in a phone call as an assistant to Theodore Kittila, attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee, to try to prevent a filing with IRS whistleblower testimony to be presented to the judge.  Selerno attributed this to a “miscommunication.”  Right.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-bidens-latham-watkins-attorneys-motion-withdraw-from-case

“Mr. Biden has been advised of, and consents to, our withdrawal,” the motion reads.  “He also agrees this withdrawal will cause no material adverse effect or prejudice to him and remains completely satisfied with Mssrs. [Abbe] Lowell’s and [Richard] Jones’ continued representation of him.”

Unless there’s been more turnover among Hunter’s legal team than we know, this is the same bunch who threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were indicted on the firearms charge.  In October 2022, Chris Clark said in a 32-page letter (!) to prosecutors, leaked to POLITICO just last week, that the President testifying against his own DOJ would create a “constitutional crisis.”  It’s not clear if Clark’s withdrawal from the case last week had anything to do with the leak of that document.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-bidens-defense-lawyers-vowed-put-president-biden-stand

Here’s the DAILY CALLER on the same story.  They quote from Clark’s letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss: “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial.  This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”

Judging from the left’s persecution of President Trump and their trashing of practically every right in the Constitution when it comes to putting him on trial, I would say that “Constitutional crisis” has little meaning for them except as a threat to be used.  They’ll blow up the Constitution if it means getting what they want.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-biden-joe-witness-stand/?pnespid=r7Q.AT1LPvgF0_XFozmuS46I7gj1WoJwceXgkPI4pxhmaAZ1VM0fLpRNhw5hDugiIqpdRrsj_w

By the way, we just found some interesting commentary from a few weeks ago about Judge Maryellen Norieka’s refusal of Hunter’s plea deal.  Julianne Murray, an attorney representing the Heritage Foundation, was in the courtroom that day and says the judge “did a really good job of sniffing out that there was stuff that was not being said out loud.”

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, said that “we now know there was an even sweeter secret deal:  today was supposed to be the end of all criminal charges involving the Biden family.  They were going to protect President Biden by sweeping under the rug today in Delaware all the Biden family crimes.”  They couldn’t write that into the plea agreement because of the political backlash, but that would have been the practical effect.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/07/26/incompetence-or-corruption-legal-experts-explain-what-judges-refusal-to-accept-hunter-biden-plea-deal-reveals/

And did you know that before whistleblowers started coming forward about the case, Hunter’s plea deal not only gave him “future immunity” but also didn’t require him to plead guilty to ANYTHING?  I am not kidding.  And the DOJ had apparently accepted it.  Talk about a “sweetheart” deal --- this would have been a big wet smackeroo right on the lips.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/doj-deal-hunter-biden-guilty/?

If you’ve been reading the newsletter, you’re up to speed on the “Biden Inc.” investigation even before the news appears in most conservative media.  Most of yesterday was a re-hashing of what you already know.  But John Solomon broke significant news.

First, the backstory:  As you know, Hunter made a call to “DC” when he was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai with his Burisma associates.  That was December 5, 2015.  Only five days later, Papa Joe Biden flew to Ukraine and spoke before their parliament.  That’s the same day he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless the lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired.  In March 2016, the prosecutor “resigned under pressure” from the Ukrainian president, who, in turn, had been pressured by then-Vice President Biden.    

Joe Biden has always maintained that, yes, he did push for Shokin’s firing, but it had nothing to do with Hunter’s connection to Burisma --- it was consistent with existing U.S. foreign policy recommendation, put together by an inter-agency task force.  But now Solomon has the State Department’s internal documents from that task force, courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and they tell a very different story.  The task force advised Biden in October 2015 that the $1 billion SHOULD be given to Ukraine, because the prosecutor’s office was doing a swell job with its anti-corruption efforts!

That was the last recommendation made by this task force.  They even put it in the form of handy talking points, which, according to State Department documents, Joe Biden related to the president of Ukraine in a phone call on November 4, 2015.  At that time, Joe told the Ukrainian president they would get the $1 billion guarantee.

But it was soon after this phone call that “life got tough inside the Biden family,” Solomon told Sean Hannity Monday night.  Reporters for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE NEW YORK TIMES had begun asking questions about the investigation into Burisma Holdings and Hunter’s presence on the board, and Burisma “began to panic.”  So around Thanksgiving of 2015, Joe and his office worked on a “new talking point,” according to Solomon, “one they didn’t even share with the ambassador, who was in Kiev representing the United States…”  The White House decided they would call for the prosecutor to be fired if they wanted the money.

“Joe Biden wasn’t carrying out U.S. policy,” Solomon said.  “He CHANGED U.S. policy.”  In other words, the story being drilled into us by the media that Joe was only fulfilling existing foreign policy is a gigantic LIE.  Hey, what’s one more?

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/hdfeds-urged-biden-give-ukraine-loan-guarantee-he

Solomon believes the whistleblowers in the Biden case “changed history.  There’s no doubt that them coming forward changed the dynamics inside the Justice Department and between [them and] Hunter Biden’s lawyers.”

He pointed to one document in particular that contradicts what we’ve been told about Hunter having no impact on foreign policy.  There’s a classified email to leaders in Washington from George Kent at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine (remember him from Trump’s first impeachment?), saying, “Somebody should tell Joe Biden his son Hunter undercut ALL of our anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.”

“The documents contradict everything we were told in the original narrative about Ukraine.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/21/new-stunning-docs-show-biden-withholding-ukraine-aid-over-prosecutor-contradicted-us-position-n2162892

Hannity also spoke with two House committee chairmen Monday night:  Jason Smith of Missouri, who chairs the Ways & Means Committee (the committee that deals with tax information), and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.  They say more House subpoenas have been issued to IRS and FBI investigators involved in the Hunter case.

Recall from yesterday that Biden’s attorneys actually threatened the DOJ with putting President Biden on the stand and creating a “constitutional crisis” if Hunter had to face charges.  (As if they cared about causing a constitutional crisis.)  “The idea that Joe Biden’s gonna testify is ridiculous,” Jordan said Monday night.  “Can you imagine putting Joe Biden on the stand right now and him facing cross-examination --- I mean, there is NO WAY that’s gonna happen.  But this is the pressure campaign they were putting on the DOJ.”

Recall also that without the announcement of the whistleblowers getting ready to testify, Hunter’s “sweetheart” deal would have been twice as sweet, with all charges dropped.  Incredibly, Hunter would have received “future immunity” without having to plead guilty to ANYTHING.  The fact that the DOJ had agreed to this should tell you all you need to know about the politics of ‘justice’ in 2023.

The reason the IRS whistleblowers came forward was a “red line” that was crossed during a meeting on October 7, 2022, with Delaware U.S. Attorney (now Special Counsel) David Weiss and four other people, when Weiss allegedly told them he didn’t have independent authority to bring charges.  The two whistleblowers followed protocol by going first to the Ways & Means Committee because of the personal financial information involved in the case.

But did you know that Hunter’s attorneys demanded that the DOJ prosecute the whistleblowers?  Yes, it’s true.  Even though IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel had confirmed the rights of agency whistleblowers to make protected disclosures to Congress, Hunter’s attorneys called for them to be prosecuted because they’d divulged details about the probe to Congress, and what they said had “played a role in influencing the outcome.”  They said that for this reason, the whistleblowers broke the law and should be PROSECUTED.

What really happened was that, in revealing to Congress what they felt was wrong about the investigation, they helped prevent Hunter from getting an unacceptable sweetheart deal.  (NOTE:  Judge Maryellen Noreika helped, too.)  In other words, by allowing whistleblowers to “interfere,” the whistleblower law worked exactly as it was supposed to.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky called this what it is:  witness intimidation on the part of Hunter’s attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/21/report-hunter-bidens-lawyers-push-doj-prosecute-irs-whistleblowers/

Jason Smith told Hannity that the two whistleblowers gave consistent testimony and characterized what they said as shocking.  “But you know who was not shocked about their information was the Department of Justice,” he said, “because, in fact, the [DOJ], just as the whistleblowers highlighted...used numerous tactics that delayed the investigation to such a degree that the statute of limitations expired for some of the most egregious crimes of 2014 and 2015 tax years.”

Of course, you know about their other transgressions, such as going straight to Hunter’s lawyers with tip-offs that interfered with the IRS investigation.  The DOJ and Hunter’s legal team really were working on the same side:  both sidin’ with Biden.

But then Jim Jordan brought up something mind-boggling that might get lost in all the other Biden corruption news.  We’ll let him tell it:

“...In 2019, Biden’s legal team wanted to meet with him to talk about things, and he said, ‘I can’t meet with you that day because I’M TALKING WITH THE IMPEACHMENT LAWYERS [emphasis ours].’  So, is he talking with Daniel Goldman, the lawyer for Adam Schiff?  ...Who’s he talking to?  Because it was all about Burisma…”

So...it was in 2019 that the FBI got Hunter’s laptop, and KNEW it was Hunter’s laptop, and knew all about Burisma, yet held onto it during Trump’s first impeachment when it would have been exculpatory for him.  Now we learn that Hunter himself was actually in contact with the Trump impeachment lawyers at this time!  What in blazes was going on here?  This has the potential to be the most shocking revelation yet.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335146505112

 


You have to wonder if leftwing “news” outlets that have been nothing more up until now than a Joe Biden protection service have gotten the word from their DNC masters that Joe needs to start making retirement plans. I can’t imagine any other reason that the Washington Post would suddenly start practicing journalism and report on the previously-unreported connection between President Biden’s late son Beau and Hunter Biden’s completely objective “special counsel,” David Weiss.

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More of this, please

Remember when people used to think of school board elections as the most non-controversial elections of all? In recent years, we’ve learned that while voters weren’t paying close attention, leftist activists have taken over a number of school boards and started running them like mini-dictatorships dedicated to indoctrinating children into radical left, gender and racial politics. And some of them seem to be willing to do anything to keep parents from speaking up to oppose or expose them.

I’m glad to see that voters are waking up and throwing these people out of office, and that some judges aren’t willing to put up with their shredding of parents’ constitutional rights. Like this story from Round Rock, Texas, where a local pastor and dad who was jailed to silence him just won a court victory, so his lawsuit against the school board and police will proceed. More of this, please.

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/08/18/federal-judge-rules-in-favor-of-texas-pastor-jailed-for-speaking-out-against-school-board-corruption-n2162785


UPDATE:

Here’s a follow-up to the story of the police raid on a Kansas newspaper. The police gave their reason for the raid. See if you consider this reason enough.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-reporter-accused-breaking-law-controversial-marion-county-newspaper-raid-documents


Again…

For the second time in two days, I have to say: What do these people know that we don’t? And from their lips to God’s ears.

https://www.westernjournal.com/wishful-thinking-second-major-media-outlet-less-two-days-mislabels-bidens-title/


Guilty as charged

According to the media, we Republicans are a cruel and wily lot, guilty of all sorts of dirty tricks to hoodwink the public. Our latest sin: We gave terms like “woke,” “Critical Race Theory” and “diversity” negative connotations by telling people the truth about what they actually mean. I feel so guilty!

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/20/republicans-accused-of-verbal-jiu-jitsu-for-living-in-reality-n2162846

 


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Friendly advice

I’ll bet you probably didn’t even know that there was an Amazon Prime TV series based on the movie “A League of Their Own,” about World War II-era female baseball teams. Well, “loosely” based. It used that movie's premise to push an anachronistic racial and gay political agenda, complete with lesbian sex scenes and an underground lesbian bar run by Rosie O’Donnell. It was so in-your-face with the LGBTQ messaging that it won awards from a number of radical gay and leftist groups, including GLAAD.

Breitbart.com notes that if you’re thinking that sounds nothing like the movie, you must’ve watched the movie wrong. The show’s co-creator Abbi Jacobson claimed that the original movie is an “iconic gay film,” even though none of the characters is gay. Okay...

One problem: Nobody watched the TV series, and it’s just become the latest piece of woke propaganda to get canceled after only one season. If it makes them feel better, they can think of it as a late-term abortion.

https://www.westernjournal.com/amazon-pulls-plug-lgbt-league-show-right-final-season/

In related “Get Woke, Go Broke” news, major theatrical companies around the nation that went all-in on producing plays and other live performances that push leftist, racial and LGBTQ political agendas are facing financial catastrophe as donations and ticket sales have plunged.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/08/20/woke-performing-arts-organizations-facing-financial-catastrophe-as-audiences-flee-donations-plunge/

In the spirit of supporting the arts, I want to offer them this advice:

People love “The Music Man.”


This is distressing news:

A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/dc-face-trial-pro-life-defense-not-allowed-to-say-infanticide-abortion-or-innocent-lives/

As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.

The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”

It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.


Hurricane Hilary comes ashore

Hurricane Hilary was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to Tropical Storm Hilary as it entered Southern California, but it's still bringing damaging winds, rain and flooding to a widespread area. Here’s the latest at our deadline time, but you can find constant updates on the news.

https://www.foxnews.com/weather/california-gov-gavin-newsom-meets-local-leaders-first-responders-tropical-storm-hilary-hits-state

To make matters worse, the storm was preceded by a 5.1 earthquake. Some suggested that God is trying to send a message to Californians, but I prefer not to make such presumptions and just ask you to pray for those in the storm’s path.

(Note: When we first mentioned this storm, we misspelled its name as “Hillary.” Turns out it’s with one “L.” I’m not sure why they chose that spelling, but I suspect it’s because they knew that anyone who heard the name “Hurricane Hillary” and the prediction that it would barrel in and destroy everything it touches would immediately make the same mental connection that we did.)

As always, the green left is trying to depict Hilary as a highly unusual apocalyptic event that can only be explained by climate change. At this link is a chart showing the many, many, many times similar storms have happened in the same general area since 1949.

https://twitchy.com/samj/2023/08/20/george-takei-hurricane-climate-change-n2386439

They just don’t often make it that far north, but Hurricane Kay caused flash flooding in San Diego in 2022.

Related: I recently gave you a round-up of stories that proved that while liberals were quick to blame the devastating fires on Maui on “climate change,” the truth was that far more blame could be laid on officials who were too concerned with trendy leftist agenda items like “climate change” to do their real job of preventing wildfires.

In fact, the evidence of this as a deluded liberal-caused disaster has become so overwhelming that Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection believes this may go down in history as the “first woke-caused disaster” (that means a specific disaster, not a general one like Chicago, Portland, California or the Disney Corporation.)

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/maui-wildfires-can-be-classified-as-first-woke-caused-disaster/

And here’s another tragic “woke” blunder to add to the pile. Meet the Hawaii water resources official who delayed more than five hours before releasing water to firefighters. He refused to let them divert streams to reservoirs in the hard-hit Lahaina area until the fires were out of control. He reportedly told them to consult with a local farmer about the impact of water diversion before approving their request. The West Maui Land Company said they had to anxiously wait for more water as “we watched the devastation around us without the ability to help.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/19/hawaii-official-worried-about-equity-over-water/

Why would someone do something so deadly and stupid? Maybe because he was more concerned with jawboning about “equity” than putting out fires. In a live-streamed debate last year, he described water as an important tool for social justice, saying, “We can share it, but it requires true conversations about equity…How do we coexist with the resources we have?”

Well, congratulations: you’ve achieved “equity.” Everyone on Maui has lost their homes, businesses and loved ones, who are no longer existing at all.

Local media report that that official has been “transferred to another position” in the water department. Even if it’s a bent-over position scrubbing toilets, it’s still far too good for him.

The Babylon Bee also weighed in on this toxic woke stupidity.

https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-awards-hawaii-official-medal-of-freedom-for-saving-water-during-fire

 


Joe Biden “front-and-center” in family influence peddling; big shake-ups in the Hunter case

First, I want to once again thank Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, for appearing this weekend on my TBN show. He has been doing the heavy lifting --- the job the ‘Justice’ Department should be doing but isn’t --- in the investigation into Biden family finances, and it was wonderful to be able to take some time with him on the show. If you missed it, here’s that link. This is a MUST-SEE…

SHOCKING Biden Actions REVEALED! | Rep. Comer, Seamus Bruner, & MORE | Huckabee - Read Mike's News Analysis - Mike Huckabee

Rep. Comer offered some news that would shock anyone who hasn’t been paying attention (like mainstream media reporters.) For instance, he said that so far, they’ve identified about $21 million in suspicious deposits, and they only have about a third of the bank records. And apparently, no income taxes were paid on any of that by these “The rich must pay their fair share” Democrats.

Rep. Comer also appeared Sunday morning on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with host Maria Bartiromo, providing more details surrounding Joe Biden’s use of aliases in White House correspondence that was copied to his son.  (Recall our report from last week about his use of aliases such as “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.”)  All the emails copied to Hunter, he said, were specifically about Ukraine.

It’s very difficult to understand how Hunter Biden, described now by the White House as “a private citizen” merited being copied on these documents.  Sometimes he was the ONLY person copied.  Doesn’t look like much of a “firewall,” does it?

Comer said “the evidence is mounting every day,” including an obvious timeline, showing that then-Vice President Biden flew to Ukraine for the purpose of getting prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.  Shokin, as you know, had been looking into Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company whose founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, had hired both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer to be on its executive board, despite his alleged observation that Hunter was dumber than his dog.  According to a very reliable FBI confidential source, Zlochevsky had said he paid “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden” to get Shokin fired.  Joe Biden later opened his big mouth and publicly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless Shokin was immediately fired.

“That’s called a quid pro quo, Maria,” Comer said.  “And it’s pretty illegal, and it’s more evidence that Joe Biden was front-and-center in this influence peddling scheme.”

“What we’ve now learned is, Joe Biden was using a fake email bank to receive correspondence from his staff that he was copying Hunter Biden on.  I believe...Hunter had to prove value to the Burisma owners, that they were working on this, so he was forwarding those [emails] to the owners of Burisma.”  The emails would have confirmed to Zlochevsky that the Vice President was en route to Ukraine, fulfilling his end of the deal.

“Look, this is obvious,” he said, that Joe Biden abused his powers as Vice President for the sole purpose to protect his son, who was receiving millions and millions of dollars from this corrupt Ukrainian energy company, and this email ties Joe Biden and Hunter Biden into this corruption scheme, “without a shadow of a doubt.”

His current tally of the Bidens’ foreign-money loot is about $21 million (investigative journalist Peter Schweizer says it’s over $30 million. For more, here’s my interview from this weekend with Seamus Bruner, research director for Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute, whose job is to “follow the money.”)

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/seamus-bruner   

So, WHY were the Bidens getting all those cool millions?

As for potential interference in his committee’s investigation due to the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel (and we’ll get to more about that), Comer said, “We’re about to find out.”  That’s because they’re headed to court, trying to get more bank records that they think will “tell a whole lot bigger story” about Joe’s level of involvement and also how he personally benefited.  Banks have told the committee that “they’re under considerable pressure not to cooperate.”  The Bidens have “lawyered-up,” he said, and those attorneys know exactly where this is going.  “I mean, they are building Fort Knox around these bank accounts…”

He says he’s seeing obstruction as there has never been “in the history of congressional investigations.”  This obstruction comes from all sides:  the Biden legal team, the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, by the Democrats (of course) on their own committee, and now potentially by the special counsel.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334869612112

REDSTATE is wondering why we’re just now hearing that newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss used to work alongside Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.  Did you know anything about that?  Us, neither!  A must-read…

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/20/knives-out-liberal-news-outlet-reports-on-special-counsel-david-weiss-past-association-with-beau-biden-n2162841

The DAILY CALLER reports several significant updates on the Hunter Biden case.  Following in the tracks of attorney Chris Clark, three more Hunter attorneys have left the case after charges against Hunter were dismissed in Delaware, to be refiled in DC and/or California.

All three attorneys are from the Democrat powerhouse law firm of Latham & Watkins:  Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten and Matthew S. Salerno.  They gave no reason, which legal expert Margot Cleveland finds “interesting.”  Recall that a Latham & Watkins staffer allegedly posed in a phone call as an assistant to Theodore Kittila, attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee, to try to prevent a filing with IRS whistleblower testimony to be presented to the judge.  Selerno attributed this to a “miscommunication.”  Right.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-bidens-latham-watkins-attorneys-motion-withdraw-from-case

“Mr. Biden has been advised of, and consents to, our withdrawal,” the motion reads.  “He also agrees this withdrawal will cause no material adverse effect or prejudice to him and remains completely satisfied with Mssrs. [Abbe] Lowell’s and [Richard] Jones’ continued representation of him.”

Unless there’s been more turnover among Hunter’s legal team than we know, this is the same bunch who threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were indicted on the firearms charge.  In October 2022, Chris Clark said in a 32-page letter (!) to prosecutors, leaked to POLITICO just last week, that the President testifying against his own DOJ would create a “constitutional crisis.”  It’s not clear if Clark’s withdrawal from the case last week had anything to do with the leak of that document.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-bidens-defense-lawyers-vowed-put-president-biden-stand

Here’s the DAILY CALLER on the same story.  They quote from Clark’s letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss: “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial.  This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”

Judging from the left’s persecution of President Trump and their trashing of practically every right in the Constitution when it comes to putting him on trial, I would say that “Constitutional crisis” has little meaning for them except as a threat to be used.  They’ll blow up the Constitution if it means getting what they want.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-biden-joe-witness-stand/?pnespid=r7Q.AT1LPvgF0_XFozmuS46I7gj1WoJwceXgkPI4pxhmaAZ1VM0fLpRNhw5hDugiIqpdRrsj_w

By the way, we just found some interesting commentary from a few weeks ago about Judge Maryellen Norieka’s refusal of Hunter’s plea deal.  Julianne Murray, an attorney representing the Heritage Foundation, was in the courtroom that day and says the judge “did a really good job of sniffing out that there was stuff that was not being said out loud.”

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, said that “we now know there was an even sweeter secret deal:  today was supposed to be the end of all criminal charges involving the Biden family.  They were going to protect President Biden by sweeping under the rug today in Delaware all the Biden family crimes.”  They couldn’t write that into the plea agreement because of the political backlash, but that would have been the practical effect.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/07/26/incompetence-or-corruption-legal-experts-explain-what-judges-refusal-to-accept-hunter-biden-plea-deal-reveals/

And did you know that before whistleblowers started coming forward about the case, Hunter’s plea deal not only gave him “future immunity” but also didn’t require him to plead guilty to ANYTHING?  I am not kidding.  And the DOJ had apparently accepted it.  Talk about a “sweetheart” deal --- this would have been a big wet smackeroo right on the lips.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/doj-deal-hunter-biden-guilty/?

 


A serious look at what used to be our justice system

For a deeper look at what’s happening to our ‘justice’ system relative to the persecution of Donald Trump, there’s no better source than Mark Levin and his show Sunday night.

The whole show comes highly recommended, but here’s Mark’s powerful opening monologue.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334947778112

He quoted at length from a book by French economist and writer Frederic Bastiat, THE LAW --- noting that it was a favorite of President Reagan’s --- and it’s just so apt that we’d like to pass it along:

“The law perverted!  And the police powers of the state perverted along with it!  The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose!”

“The law become the weapon of every kind of greed!  Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!”

“...Unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions.  And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters.  The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose.  The law has been used to destroy its own objective:  it has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain, limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect.  The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty and property of others.”

“It was converted plunder into a right, to protect plunder.  And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”

That was written in France almost 200 years ago.  Doesn’t it sound like the DOJ of 2023, under the control of the Democrat Party?

https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Bastiat.html

https://www.amazon.com/Law-Fréderic-Bastiat/dp/8418938196/ref=sr

A subdued Victor Davis Hanson appeared later in the show, warning about the consequences down the road if DAs and state attorneys general start taking it upon themselves to indict Presidents at the state level.  The precedent this sets is disastrous.  The time has passed, he said, when Republicans can allow the left to “win ugly” while we “lose nobly.”  He pointed out that these people are not democrats (small “d”) --- they’re revolutionaries and must be stopped.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334948920112

 


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Trial date talk

Former President Trump’s prosecutors are, not surprisingly, pushing for trial dates that fall right in the middle of the 2024 election season. For example, special counsel Jack Smith wants the trial on his latest charges relating to January 6th and the 2020 election to begin on January 2nd. But Trump’s attorneys have a counter-proposal. They requested a trial date of April, 2026 – over two years from now.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/17/donald-trump-seeks-april-2026-trial-date-in-january-6-case/

They say the government turned over to them “a massive, 8.5-terabyte initial production, totaling over 11.5 million pages, together with native files, recordings, and other electronic data not amenable to pagination.” Going through all that and preparing a defense, plus the massive amount of discovery this case will require, is going to take years. That is, if the DOJ wants it to be a fair, legitimate trial. But then, whoever said that was what this DOJ wanted?


Important reminder

Here’s a reminder that all the ludicrous RICO conspiracy indictments against Trump and his associates in Georgia are based on fake news stories that misquoted what Trump said. One was actually retracted by the Washington Post. You can imagine how egregious it had to be to force WaPo to admit it was wrong about Trump. FYI: Trump’s second impeachment trial was also based on the incorrect quote.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2023/08/18/blue-state-blues-the-georgia-indictment-was-triggered-by-fake-news/


Trying to hold Fani Willis accountable

At least one Republican office holder in Georgia is trying to hold Fulton County DA Fani Willis accountable for her incompetence and rank political partisanship. State Sen. Colton Moore has written to Gov. Brian Kemp, requesting an emergency special session to investigate Willis and her office, defund it and possibly impeach her for ignoring soaring violent crime to concentrate on targeting a political opponent.

https://www.westernjournal.com/fulton-county-prosecutor-face-trial-lawmaker-fires-shot-da/

Unfortunately, it’s not likely to go far, since impeachment requires a two-thirds vote, and Moore would face opposition from Democrats and Trump-hostile Republicans. It’s too bad because even if you took the Trump indictments out of the equation entirely, she and her grand jury have just given America one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of an office holder who’s riper than a Georgia peach for impeachment.

Related: I keep posing the question, “When will voters in blue states and cities ever connect the dots between the way they vote and their cities and quality of life being destroyed?” Recently, I saw a discussion on Fox News of that very question, with one legal expert pointing out that on average, it takes less than a year between a Soros-backed leftist DA getting elected and the first petitions to recall that DA due to rampant crime created by their releasing of criminals. It’s right there in front of them, yet as soon as they kick one leftist out, they replace him/her with another one, sometimes one even worse (look at the recent Chicago mayor’s race.)

There will be no hope for America’s cities until the voters finally make the connection and stop voting for more societal rot. It’s frustrating because to the rest of us looking on, it’s like watching someone who can’t make the connection between the fact that he’s banging on his head with a hammer and the fact that he has a headache.


Trump press conference is canceled

Former President Trump promised to hold a press conference next week at which he would present a “Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia,” one that would result in his “complete EXONERATION” (all-caps his.) But the next day, he canceled the press conference at the request of his attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/18/trump-cancels-major-news-conference-on-latest-indictment-citing-legal-advice/

Trump wrote on Truth Social: “Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment.”

Too bad, that was one press conference I was actually looking forward to…

 


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Help for Maui

Victims of the deadly wildfires on Maui say they still aren’t seeing any federal support, and many expressed open hostility to the news that President Joe “No Comment” Biden plans to visit next week. They fear that even if Maui recovers from the fire, it will never be the same. Historic and cultural sites are gone, and they expect corporations to snap up the land and build resorts on it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/maui-residents-message-joe-biden-ahead-visit-dont-want/

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As is the case with almost all deadly disasters, some people cynically rushed to use it for political advantage, blaming the fires on “climate change” before they even knew the facts. But we pointed out here that a local university environmental scientist had been warning for years that the decline of agriculture had led to large areas of Hawaii turning into grasslands that could become deadly fire fuel during a dry spell if something wasn’t done. Nothing was.

We’re also now getting indications that the fires might have been prevented if various government and private authorities hadn’t been more wrapped up in politics and liberal political agendas than in doing their real jobs.

For instance, the head of Maui’s emergency operations, who beat out 40 other applicants, has no formal background in emergency management and is the former chief of staff of a local politician. He just resigned, citing “health reasons.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/17/maui-disaster-chief-resigns-n2627204

Lincoln Brown at PJ Media has an excellent round-up of the many political distractions that helped contribute to the disaster. For instance, it’s suspected the fires might have been started by downed power lines. Hawaiian Electric reportedly knew of that problem but prioritized meeting a government mandate to make all the state’s power come from renewable sources by 2045. They had submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission last year for funds that included preventing wildfires, but it’s “still being processed.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/17/state-level-incompetence-made-the-maui-fires-possible-n1720089

As Brown says, no wonder these people were so quick to point the finger at “climate change.” They hoped we wouldn’t notice the other three fingers pointing back at them.


This is distressing news:

A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/dc-face-trial-pro-life-defense-not-allowed-to-say-infanticide-abortion-or-innocent-lives/

As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.

The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”

It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.


Vice-President Newsom?

We know a lot of Democrats don’t want Joe Biden to run – or shuffle – for reelection, but then there’s the problem of Kamala Harris. As Veep, she would normally be considered his natural successor, and having checked off the “black” and “woman” identity boxes, Dem power brokers fear angering those voting blocs if she’s not the candidate. Problem is, she’s even less popular than Joe and widely seen as incompetent to the point of incoherence. Somebody on the left has to risk being the first to swing the ax at Kamala. Looks like the short straw went to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/08/17/its-getting-serious-now-l-a-times-kicks-off-the-dems-dump-harris-movement-n1720033

He proposed getting 90-year-old Sen. Diane Feinstein to retire, then having California Gov. Gavin Newsom appoint Harris to replace her. Then Biden would pick Newsom as his new veep, and Newsom would be tanned, rested and hair-gelled, and waiting to step in when Joe “decides” not to run.

The pitfalls to this include: Biden still thinks he’s running for reelection. Feinstein has made it clear she intends to serve out her full term (Skelton writes, “Biden would need to invite her into the Oval Office for a heart-to-heart” – Better have two defibrillators handy.) Harris might see returning to the Senate as a demotion and resist. And voters might actually have enough sense not to want the leftist who’s destroying California to be in charge of the entire United States. After all, if Gavin Newsom were in charge of all fifty states, where would the residents flee to?


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Hurricane Hillary

I know what we all think when we hear the phrase “Hurricane Hillary,” but this time, I mean it literally. A hurricane named Hillary is approaching the west coast of Mexico and is expected to move northward across most of Southern California as a tropical storm, bringing potentially deadly flooding. I hope you will join me in praying for those in the path of the storm.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/other/hurricane-hilary-likely-so-big-it-will-cover-all-of-southern-california-forecasters-say/ar-AA1fuipy

Since hurricanes are so rare there and California is unprepared for dealing with them, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is offering support to Californians “in any way we can.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/desantis-offers-support-to-california-as-hurricane-hilary-bears-down/ar-AA1fur8I

This follows California Gov. Gavin Newsom sending a five-person team of mass care experts to help Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian last year. It’s good to know that people can put aside their political differences and help each other, and all it takes is a catastrophic natural disaster.


It's official:

Former President Trump will skip the first GOP primary debate next Wednesday. Instead, he’ll give an interview to Tucker Carlson, which many expect to distract attention from the debate without Trump having to deal with attacks from his opponents.

https://www.westernjournal.com/donald-trump-snub-gop-debate-alternate-program-tucker-carlson-instead-report/

It’s not yet clear how this is going to go over with voters. It won’t cost Trump his hard-core supporters, but others might resent the idea that he’s owed the nomination and doesn’t have to fight for it like everyone else. The suggestion that he’s not there because he refused to take the required pledge to support whoever is the nominee might also rub some Republican voters the wrong way (I’m a Trump supporter, but no matter who wins the nomination, it’s absolutely imperative for the survival of America that the Democrats be removed from power. This is no time for “I’ll take my ball and go home” nonsense.)

I already linked to Kurt Schichter’s latest column on why he thinks skipping the debate is Trump’s best strategy (and he’s a DeSantis supporter, although he agrees that whoever is the GOP nominee has his vote.) In the interest of fair play, here’s Derek Hunter on why Trump needs to “man up and debate.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/15/trump-needs-to-man-up-and-debate-n2626999


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Weekend Feel-Good Story:

Meet the 100-year-old decorated World War II veteran who has some incredible stories to tell – but the greatest of all is the undying love story about him and his wife of 80 years.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2023/08/19/feel-good-friday-ww-ii-vet-earl-angel-celebrates-100-years-with-his-love-of-80-years-n2162797


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Romans 12:14

 


Bizarre

Well, this is bizarre. I thought that mishandling government documents was a five-alarm federal offense calling for guns-drawn dawn raids and multiple felony indictments. Or is that only for Trump and people who support him?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-senate-republicans-team-up-crack-down-ftc-destroying-documents-related-congressional-probe


Attention, Republican DA’s and attorneys general looking for evidence to file indictments:

Here’s 10 minutes’ worth of video of 150 instances of prominent Democrats denying election results and attempting to interfere with elections, spread disinformation and hijack “our democracy.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/15/democrats-denied-election-results-more-than-150-times-before-trump-was-indicted-for-challenging-election/


Tragic anniversary

This month marks two years since the tragic and disastrous pullout of Afghanistan which the media would like to bury and the White House would like to pretend was a marvelous achievement. (Biden asked an audience to name one objective at which he’s failed, and he was right: it’s impossible to name just one.)

https://twitchy.com/brettt/2023/08/16/joe-biden-asks-audience-to-name-one-objective-at-which-hes-failed-n2386347

Unfortunately for them, Americans haven’t forgotten the unforgivable and needless deaths of our heroic Marines and Afghan allies. On Wednesday, a new book was released called “Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End,” by Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson. Some horrifying revelations have already come out, like the clueless and callous way Biden dealt with the grieving parents of the Marines slain in a terrorist bombing that could have been prevented if anyone had been in charge on our side. For instance, lying to them that he knew how they felt because his son Beau was killed in Iraq and came home in a flag-draped coffin (he actually died of cancer in the US, surrounded by his family.)

But believe it or not, there’s more, and it makes it even worse.

https://www.westernjournal.com/sick-new-detail-emerges-biden-gold-star-families-afghanistan-disaster/

I’m glad this book is out because the deaths of these Marines must never be allowed to be memory-holed, nor should we allow those responsible to bury the facts for their own political advantage.

 


More on this later

We’ll definitely have more later on this story, which won’t even come as news to our readers. House Republicans are up in arms following the release of a 2018 text thread in which Hunter Biden complained about Wells Fargo shutting down one of his credit lines because of “too many profile changes and such.” He also mentions that “My dad has been using most lines on this account which I’ve through the gracious offerings of Eric have paid for past 11 years.” Republicans are calling this more evidence that Hunter was using his series of shell accounts and pay-offs to cover “The Big Guy’s” bills.

https://www.westernjournal.com/corruption-gop-furious-hunter-biden-texts-show-paid-joes-bills-past-11-years/

I’m sure the DOJ will react swiftly to this latest Biden corruption evidence by indicting Trump for sabotaging the Hindenburg.

 


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Democrat Governor vetoes Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Attention, women who vote reflexively for Democrats because you think Democrats protect “women’s rights.” North Carolina’s Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. It would ban “transgender” males who identify as female from competing against girls in middle school, high school and college; taking their records, trophies and scholarships; invading their showers and bathrooms; and in some cases, seriously injuring girls with their superior size and strength. Fortunately, the heavily GOP legislature overrode his veto, along with others, like his veto of the new Parents’ Bill of Rights.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/north-carolina-overrides-veto-ban-trans-athletes-competing-womens-sports-putting-law-into-effect

But if you think “women’s rights” means nothing but being able to kill babies in the womb up until the moment of birth, yeah, Democrats will protect that.


Research? What is that?

Another day, another Rolling Stone “reporter” proves that the magazine’s journalistic credo is “Research? What’s that?!”

https://twitchy.com/gordon-kushner/2023/08/16/rolling-stone-writer-manufactures-far-right-controversy-disproven-in-three-tweets-n2386334


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Court filing claims: Senator Feinstein is a victim of elder abuse

Katherine Feinstein, daughter of Sen. Diane Feinstein, made a court filing claiming her mother is the victim of elder abuse. She claims that co-trustees of a trust left by Feinstein’s late husband have not been making the required distributions of money from it to his 90-year-old widow.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dianne-feinsteins-daughter-says-mom-victim-elder-abuse-report/

I’m genuinely sorry to see this because elder abuse should never be tolerated, no matter what form it takes. But I hope you won't think it in bad taste if I mention that it doesn’t seem like a really great idea to have powerful US Senators who are so old and infirm that they can actually be victims of elder abuse.


"Rich Men North of Richmond" Singer Speaks Out

I expected that out-of-nowhere viral sensation Oliver Anthony would get attacked by liberal elites for writing and singing the hard-hitting protest song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” about what the wealthy elite class is doing to working Americans. And sure enough, he did, with Rolling Stone leading the way, of course (the days when they championed protest singers who stood up to “The Man” on behalf of the little guy are long gone; they sold the tattered remnants of their soul to big government years ago.) But I didn’t expect to see Christianity Today pile on as well.

https://thelibertydaily.com/christian-publication-goes-after-oliver-anthonys-working-mans-anthem-because-its-too-mean/

They’re bent out of shape because a reference in the song to obese welfare recipients eating fudge rounds at the expense of hard-working taxpayers is too mean and disrespects the SNAP program. I think they’ve missed the subtle difference between helping those who really need help and being understandably ticked off at those who abuse the system that others have to pay for.

But all the attacks on Anthony are like Trump indictments: they’re just making him more popular. In news that must strike terror at the DNC, the song is so powerful that a black military veteran has created a remix that adds his own rap lyrics to it, showing that its message is resonating across cultures and musical genres. Even if you don’t care for rap, this is well worth a listen.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/jeff-reynolds/2023/08/17/rapper-drops-remix-of-rich-men-north-of-richmond-and-wow-n1720099

Finally, here’s a MUST-READ: Anthony talks about who he is (his real name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford; he uses the name “Oliver Anthony” in tribute to his grandfather) and that he’s turned down $8 million in record industry offers because he doesn’t want that kind of life and would rather go on living in his camper. He says there’s “nothing special about me.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oliver-anthony-says-hes-turned-down-8-million-dollar-offers-since-going-viral-nothing-special-about-me/ar-AA1fplkf

But I think you might disagree after you read what he goes on to say about the Internet (“a parasite”), the state of society today, the importance of freedom of speech, how “people are SO damn tired of being neglected, divided and manipulated," and how “we have lost our way from God and have let false idols distract us and divide us.”

I hope Christianity Today doesn’t take issue with that.


Latest Creepy AI News:

There are plans for a new movie called “Return to Eden” that will star an AI-generated replica of James Dean, the 50’s movie icon who died in a car crash in 1955.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/james-dean-reportedly-appearing-new-film-ai-experts-weigh-benefits-stars-after-death

An AI adviser told Fox Digital, "For stars who have had their life cut short, AI is definitely an opportunity to bring them back from the dead and they can be [re]created as a new performance, which really could just build on their legacy."

News flash: This is not part of “their legacy.” They’re dead. Their legacy is complete. This is a bunch of high-tech graverobbers trying to reanimate their corpses, and the stars themselves have zero control over it. It’s disrespectful, unconscionable, and did I already mention “creepy”?


Rachel Levine needs to go

This is an era in which someone can rise to a top government position in health by spouting the correct leftist political points even if they contradict basic biology. And so we have the latest pronouncement from Biden’s “transgender” assistant secretary for Health at HHS, Admiral Rachel Levine. Fresh off of declaring that some kids go through “the wrong puberty,” Levine has now endorsed a government-backed advocacy center for sexual diversity in Alaska.

In addition to lobbying for schools to fill kids’ heads with the usual nonsense about there being multiple genders and doctors “assigning” a baby’s sex at birth, this group also wants to rewrite the language, including replacing the word “mother” with “egg producer.”

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2023/08/17/transgender-rachel-levine-touts-group-that-refers-to-women-as-egg-producers/

If you think that mothers should be referred to by a name that’s more appropriate for chickens, then you have no business overseeing public health, and people shouldn’t be too chicken to say so.

 


More evidence that we’re now living in a banana republic:

Recently-unsealed documents in Jack Smith’s prosecution of former President Trump showed that he demanded Twitter provide him with tons of Trump’s private information without notifying Trump, including access to his direct messages, devices used to access Twitter, GPS location data and more.

To their credit, Twitter fought the subpoena in court, arguing that some of the data might be protected by executive or attorney-client privilege. Showing no bias whatsoever, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether Twitter was fighting it so hard because “the new CEO (Elon Musk) wants to cozy up with the former President?” Twitter’s attorney responded that they had no interest other than litigating their Constitutional rights.

https://www.westernjournal.com/jack-smith-got-access-trumps-direct-messages-location-data-despite-twitters-roadblocks/

They were obviously under the delusion that Constitutional rights still apply. Even though they eventually knuckled under and secretly gave Smith Trump’s private data, it was three days after the deadline Smith demanded. So the judge fined Twitter $350,000! Yet another example of, “We will make you pay dearly for objecting to our partisan witch hunts.”

Howell scolded Twitter’s attorneys that they had no knowledge of the evidence Smith had, and that “You don’t even know the half about the very warrant you are coming in here to delay the execution of.”

Okay: now we’ve seen the evidence and heard the bogus charges. Sorry, I still don’t think that pile of manure was worth shredding the Constitution over.


A Welcome Victory for First Amendment Rights

In a welcome victory for First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court ruled that Washington, DC, officials selectively enforced an anti-graffiti statute against pro-life protesters.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/16/federal-court-d-c-selectively-enforced-law-to-arrest-pro-lifers-but-not-blm-protesters/

During the George Floyd riots in 2020, the leftist leaders of DC didn’t merely turn a blind eye to BLM rioters, they made it clear that they were in sympathy with them. The leftist protesters were allowed to burn, loot, attack police and citizens and paint “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the police” on any surface they wanted. They not only weren’t stopped, arrested or prosecuted but the mayor even joined in the vandalism by having a giant “Black Lives Matter” painted on a street across from the White House as a big thumb in the eye to Trump.

Meanwhile, two pro-life protesters who wrote “Pre-born Black Lives Matter” on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic – in CHALK! – were arrested under the city’s anti-defacement law. Obviously, DC authorities know who the real threat to their version of public order is.

The pro-life protesters challenged the arrests on grounds of blatantly selective enforcement and, astoundingly, lost. But in a 3-0 unanimous ruling, the DC Circuit Appeals Court has reversed the lower court. Judge Neomi Rao wrote:

“The government may not enforce the laws in a manner that picks winners and losers in public debates. It would undermine the First Amendment’s protections for free speech if the government could enact a content-neutral law and then discriminate against disfavored viewpoints under the cover of prosecutorial discretion. The First Amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of viewpoint irrespective of the government’s motive.”

We should CC that to every Democrat prosecutor who’s trying to jail Trump for half a millennium for contesting an election exactly the way Democrats have done since the year 2000.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean the pro-life activists won the case, no matter how obvious it is that DC authorities discriminated against them. But it does revive their case and send it back to the lower court, which has to reconsider it in light of the appeals court forcing them to accept reality. There’s more on the case here:

https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/08/16/washington-dc-may-finally-face-music-blatant-black-lives-matter-double-standard/


Message to Hunter Biden re: Ukraine, from..."Robert L. Peters”??

UPDATE: Congressman James Comer is my guest this weekend on Huckabee on TBN so you shouldn’t miss it. If you missed my interview with John Solomon on Just the News it’s available online.

By now, you’ve probably seen some of the stories in the news about aliases used by Joe Biden in some of his correspondence as Vice President.  The DC scribes in the media hope to “save” the President by saying that the presidential use of aliases wasn’t all that unusual.

But it’s not just the presidential use of aliases from time to time that’s concerning.  It’s the context of those aliases.  Under what circumstances was Joe Biden choosing to write under another name, and for what reasons?

As Kevin Downey, Jr.., writes for PJ MEDIA, when James Comer of Kentucky, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, demanded from the National Archives every email involving Joe Biden’s family and Ukraine, several unfamiliar names started popping up that turned out to be aliases for Joseph Robinette Biden, then Vice President of the United States.

“Robert L. Peters.”  “Robin Ware.”  “JRB Ware.”  (Of course, “JRB” stands for “Joseph Robinette Biden” --- I didn’t say they were GOOD aliases.)  These were all then-Vice President Biden.  This comes across like a possible attempt to subvert FOIA requests, as was Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to conduct official State Department business.  We shall see.

The common denominator for these communications seems to have been Ukraine.  Example:  a schedule for the day was sent to “[email protected]” on May 26, 2016, to advise him that he had an 8:45 prep session for a 9AM phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  Recall that Poroshenko was the Ukrainian president whom Joe, Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine, pressured into firing lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who happened by pure coincidence to have been investigating Burisma Holdings.  Joe is on video bragging that he tied $1 billion in aid to the immediate firing of Shokin.  

Hunter Biden, who happened by pure coincidence to be on the board of Burisma Holdings, was cc’d on that email.  This was one of ten emails sent to Joe Biden (well, “Robert L. Peters”) by assistant John Flynn that Hunter was copied on.  At the time, both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer were on Burisma’s board, to the tune of $83,333.  Each.

Downey notes that $83,333 is exactly one-third of a monthly nut of $250,000.  He’s looking into who might be receiving that other third, so stay tuned.

The website “pci.gov” no longer exists; it was shut down in 2020 after being flagged as “problematic” by DNS (Domain Name Security) in 2020.  Now, Comer wants all emails involving Joe (under his various aliases), Hunter, Devon Archer, and additional Hunter business partner Eric Schwerin, who was responsible for financial disbursements.  UNREDACTED.  He wants all National Archives documents in which:

--- then-VP Joe Biden used a pseudonym

--- Huner Biden, Eric Schwerin or Devon Archer is copied

--  All drafts of then-VP Biden’s speech delivered to the Ukrainian Rada (their parliament) in December 2015.

--- Unrestricted special access under the PRA to Case Number 2023- to 2022-F, entitled “Email Message To and/or From Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden related to Burisma and Ukraine,  (This includes some of the daily schedule emails, currently redacted.)

“If there was any overlap between Joe Biden’s official VP duties and his son’s activities in Ukraine,” Comer said, “Americans deserve to know.”

https://twitter.com/GOPoversight/status/1692168155915862080?ref_src=twsrc

According to the NEW YORK POST, Comer is also anticipating other content that took place under pseudonyms, including possible communications regarding China.  The deadline for the National Archives to comply is coming up: August 31.

Downey also notes a WhatsApp text sent from one Hunter business partner, James Gilliar, to (yes) another Hunter business partner, Tony Bobulinski, on May 20, 2017, that said, “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face.  I know u know that but they are paranoid.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/08/17/why-did-joe-biden-need-three-aliases-in-ukraine-related-emails-awww-you-know-why-n1720093

The French site Le Crisis has been working on what will be an eight-part documentary (four parts are complete) called “UkraineGate,” about the various allegations concerning the Bidens in Ukraine.  (This entire series looks to be a must-see; perhaps you saw the recent video we posted of Viktor Shokin talking about what happened there.)

https://ukrainegate.info/summary-part-4-shokin-strikes-back/

Don’t look for it on Facebook, though; they have declined to allow it to be posted.

https://twitter.com/Ukraine_Gate/status/1216880802727964672

Here’s REDSTATE’s take, very straightforward…

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/17/gop-oversight-demands-access-to-unredacted-emails-in-which-vp-joe-biden-used-an-alias-from-natl-archives-n2162730

Comer released a statement on Thursday saying, “Joe Biden has stated there was ‘an absolute wall’ between his family’s foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family’s influence peddling.  We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates.”

“We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest.  The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/17/comer-demands-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vpcomer-demands-unredacted-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vp/

This story is just now picking up steam.  For more information, specifically tying in that speech of Biden’s in Ukraine, be sure and see Sean Hannity’s opening segment from Thursday night...

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158089112

...and his must-see segment with James Comer…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158553112

No one surpasses John Solomon for his ability to hone in on the most important information, and he has a couple of new reports on Comer’s search for these communications.  Solomon explains that Comer’s demand for all these messages came after the committee unearthed that daily schedule sent from John Flynn, Biden’s personal assistant, to “Robert L. Peters” and copied to Hunter --- ONLY to Hunter --- at his email address for Rosemont Seneca Partners.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/biden-probe-shifts-national-archives-discovery-private-emails-joe

Solomon has been looking for the past two years (!) at how Joe Biden’s personal email accounts were used while he was Vice President “to forward government information or discuss foreign business with his son.”  Some of the letters were personal but others were about business and politics, with Hunter even wanting to talk to his dad about a potential Treasury appointee.  This is a deeper dive but highly recommended reading…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/ukraine-turkey-joe-biden-used-personal-email-share-some-government

And here’s more from Solomon about the evolving story from the White House about Joe’s involvement in Hunter’s business.  He lists five claims Biden and his defenders have made that “conflict with current evidence”…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/five-stories-joe-biden-told-about-family-business-turned-out-be

REALCLEAR POLITICS points out that using pseudonyms was “a practice not uncommon among cabinet secretaries at the time.”  But the use of pseudonyms, in itself, is not at issue.  What is of concern is the context of that practice as used by Joe Biden with his Burisma-board son.  Where is that “absolute wall” Joe has talked about?

When questions were raised about pseudonyms during the Obama administration, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made light of it, saying those emails were still archived and could still be obtained through congressional inquiries and FOIA requests.  (One would think, though, that this practice might at the very least put a kink in the works by adding in extra steps to retrieve those documents.)  He said it was “about having a public email address, as well as one for internal, you know, workings.”  I would stress that in the current situation, it really is important to find out what those, you know, ‘workings’ were.

RCP does at least acknowledge that the messages “raise questions about why the President’s son, whom the White House describes as a ‘private citizen,’ was looped into an hour-by-hour White House schedule.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2023/08/18/biden_may_have_used_secret_pseudonyms_as_vice_president.html

Here’s the full press release from the House Oversight Committee, which includes the text of their letter to Archivist Dr. Colleen Shogan…

https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-seeks-nara-records-revealing-how-then-vp-biden-mixed-official-government-duties-with-familys-influence-peddling/

 

RELATED READING:  On Tuesday, attorneys for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released a full fact-check debunking claims made on CNN and CBS NEWS by Hunter attorney Abbe Lowell about the Hunter case.  We learn from this that Democrat powerhouse lawyer Abbe Lowell will just say anything.  Shapley’s attorneys call it “Abbe Lowell Claims vs. Reality.”  Well worth your time...

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/irs-whistleblower-attorneys-debunk-claims-hunter-biden-lawyer/?pnespid=u7JiBytJKfwFhOOdr2m7HZHT4AO.Cop2N7S_we1lrR9mAUd3s5tEnF9pRqiznGY2EP8DThzw7Q

And here’s something fascinating:  Hunter and business partner Eric Schwerin used PR firms to quietly edit the Wikipedia entries for both Hunter and Burisma.  Fake accounts were reportedly used to gradually edit unflattering details and add positive spin, such as Hunter’s association with the World Food Programme.  They even added “minor mistakes” to make the edits look more realistic.  I think Wikipedia is going to need a PR firm of its own after this story, because there’s just no way to trust its information.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/16/hunter-biden-pr-firm-spin-wikipedia-pages-emails/?pnespid=5783ByAaN64d3uLKqTulTpuJ7gqnDsFudvDmxut6qEFm6EXffA5jJwTm5xnLNlxy0Bl0kNe4Fw

If you can stand any more Hunter news, the case against him in Delaware has been dropped, as expected after the plea deal fell through…

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tax-charges-dismissed-federal-judge-plea-deal-breakdown

...so it could be re-filed elsewhere.  Judge Maryellen Noreika approved the DOJ’s motion to re-file the case somewhere other than Delaware, such as California or DC, where he’s bound to get the kid-glove treatment.  Nice break for Hunter, huh?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/17/judge-allows-doj-to-file-charges-against-hunter-in-a-new-district-n1720211

 

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