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Today's Commentary --- Wow, didn't know that: Trump already has Sessions' resignation letter -- UPDATE: What we're learning about Bruce Ohr's testimony -- Did Trump just get Mexico to pay for the border wall? -- "What would Jesus do?" -- NBC woes -- UN diplomacy -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


While listening to bestselling author and FOX News analyst Gregg Jarrett host the Hannity radio show Thursday afternoon, I happened to hear him say something stunning about Jeff Sessions.

Of course, we’ve all been wondering how big a crowbar it was going to take to get Sessions out of the Attorney General’s office and if Trump’s lawyers were going to try to use physical restraint to keep him from using it, but, according to Jarrett, Sessions gave Trump a signed resignation letter in May of last year, with the understanding that Trump might or might not accept it at some point. There was no time limit on it. If I understood Jarrett correctly, this is something Trump has kept on hand –- perhaps it’s in his top desk drawer in the Oval Office at this very moment –- and he can pull it out whenever he thinks it’s a good time and simply accept.



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UPDATE: What we're learning about Bruce Ohr's testimony

By Mike Huckabee

Because Bruce Ohr’s testimony on Tuesday before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees was behind closed doors and we reportedly won’t see a transcript until sometime after Labor Day (and then, it’ll no doubt be covered with those thick black bars), we’re learning what was said in dribs and drabs.

California Rep. Darrell Issa, in an interview with FOX News, said that although they haven’t learned much so far about Bruce Ohr’s personal political leanings, his wife Nellie was definitely working on the “find dirt on Trump” project at Fusion GPS, and had been since 2015. She was reportedly a specialist on Russia and spoke fluent Russian. We still don’t know how extensive her role was in creating the “dossier” itself; if members of the committees have heard the details from her husband, they haven’t shared that information yet.

Ohr told the committees that people at the FBI knew about his connection with Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS (“And he named names,” Issa said) but that his colleagues at the Justice Department did not. Was this indirect collaboration with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee deliberately kept under wraps from them, perhaps to give them “plausible deniability”? Ohr was fourth in command at the DOJ; no doubt he communicated frequently, in person and by email, with those at the very top and probably had an office close by. The assertion that his boss and co-workers didn’t know he was involved in such a monumental effort to bring down Trump, if true, is stunning and confounding.



Did Trump just get Mexico to pay for the border wall?

By Mike Huckabee

Prepare for a lot of Trump haters’ heads to explode when they hear this argument from talk show host Wayne Allyn Root:

1. President Trump just forced Mexico to agree to renegotiate NAFTA.

2. The new trade agreement will potentially save America hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade.

3. Trump’s border wall is estimated to cost just $25 billion.

Conclusion: Trump just got Mexico to pay for the border wall.



"What would Jesus do?"

By Mike Huckabee

Granted, I’m not a “social ethics professor of religious studies.”  But I did get a degree in religioun from Ouachita Baptist University, spent a year at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served for 12 years as a church pastor.  And during all that time, I never once heard that the answer to the question, “What would Jesus do?” is that He would counsel women to get abortions because “limiting our cultural approval of women’s reproductive decisions about the size, shape, and timing of their families… flies in the face of Jesus’ teaching that He came to bring abundant life.”  

Got that?  Jesus would advise women to kill their babies in the womb to fulfill His promise that He came to bring abundant life.  I think we’ve definitely found another example of what George Orwell called “ideas so absurd, only intellectuals could believe them.”


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NBC woes

By Mike Huckabee

According to separate exposes in the New York Times and the Daily Beast, NBC didn’t merely decline to air Ronan Farrow’s explosive expose of Hollywood mogul/Democratic fundraising kingpin Harvey Weinstein.  The network allegedly engaged in “a massive breach of journalistic integrity” by ordering Farrow and former NBC producer Rich McHugh not to interview a woman who claimed Weinstein sexually abused her, ordering them to stand down on the story altogether, and having the network’s legal counsel threaten to smear Farrow if he continued to report on Weinstein. 

NBC denies the claims, but they’ve sparked speculation that the network suits may have tried to kill the Weinstein story because they knew they’d been protecting Matt Lauer from similar charges. 

Or maybe they just protect powerful Democrats from force of habit, since Juanita Broaddrick is still waiting for a believable explanation for why NBC taped an interview with her about her rape accusation against Bill Clinton back in the '90s, then held it until after his impeachment hearing was over.  If the Weinstein exposes are accurate, it's hardly the first time for NBC.



UN diplomacy

By Mike Huckabee

If we’re going to remain in the UN, then President Trump has definitely found the perfect US Ambassador to that dubious organization in Nikki Haley. She’s shut off the flow of our tax money to countries that chant “Death to America.” And if you’ve noticed less Israel bashing from the UN lately, it’s reportedly because all the UN diplomats (i.e., traffic scofflaws with diplomatic immunity) are too afraid of her to open their big, dumb, anti-Semitic yaps and express it.

Now, that’s how to do UN diplomacy, American-style! Let’s hope the representatives of some nations that don’t protect the rights of women take some of that fear and respect for Ambassador Haley back home and apply it to their own female populations.


Evening Edition - August 30

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel."

- Psalm 20:4

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