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Today's Commentary: Article 88 -- North Korea's targets in US -- The new FBI Director -- What Happened -- Why Left wants to expand Mueller investigation -- News Bits
At an event in Washington, Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft spoke out against President Trump’s decision that the military will no longer allow transgender recruits. Zukunft said, “We reached out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard who have come out” as transgender, and he told one, “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard and I will not break faith."
All very moving, but there’s a problem. Despite the endless tantrums of those who refuse to accept the results of the election, Trump is the Commander-in-Chief of the US military. Aside from insubordination for refusing to comply with a direct order from the CIC, there’s also Article 88 of the US Uniform Code of Military Justice: “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense” (and a list of other officials)…“shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.” Maximum punishment is “dismissal, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for one year.”
If you scoff at that, note that over 100 soldiers have been punished for insulting political figures, including Abe Lincoln. In 1993, Air Force Gen. Merrill A. McPeak was in line for Joint Chiefs Chairman until he referred to Bill Clinton as a draft-dodging, pot-smoking skirt chaser. He was forced into early retirement. And Gen. Stanley McChrystal was removed from his command post in Afghanistan after Rolling Stone quoted him making disparaging remarks about President Obama.
Bottom line: if you’re a late night talk show host or a CNN talking head, you can badmouth Trump all you want. But if you are in the military chain of command and you badmouth your CIC and announce that you won’t comply with policy handed down from your superior officers, you’d better have an alternate career plan.
North Korea's targets in US
By Mike Huckabee
If North Korea eventually manages to obtain ICBMs that can deliver nuclear payloads (something that’s looking increasingly likely with each passing day), what would be their primary targets? They already told us, in a propaganda photo released in 2013. They’re at the link, and they’re all inside the United States.
Just a reminder: this all started with a Democratic President (Bill Clinton) allowing a rogue regime to build nuclear reactors for “peaceful energy-generating purposes,” and depending on UN inspectors to make sure they didn’t ramp up a nuclear weapons program to threaten the world. If that sounds eerily familiar, substitute “Obama” for “Clinton” and “Iran” for “North Korea.” The only difference is that the Iran deal is the deadly Democratic mistake that hasn’t quite come to fruition yet, so it could still be halted. That is, if anyone in Washington has the guts or sense to put preventing the rise of a nuclear-armed Iran above preserving Obama’s precious legacy.
The new FBI Director
By Mike Huckabee
For once, the Senate actually put rank partisanship aside and voted 92-5 (the usual suspects) to confirm Christopher Wray, President Trump’s pick to replace James Comey as FBI Director. He impressed the Senators with his experience, reputation for integrity and vow not to allow anyone to tamper with or unduly influence an investigation for political purposes (I wonder if the Democrats who voted for him realize that applies not only to alleged Presidential interference but also to calling for politically-motivated witch hunts into nonexistent crimes for which there’s no evidence?)
I thought I should mention this story because you might not have heard about it otherwise. The big story yesterday was a claim by the Washington Post that President Trump dictated his son’s statement on the meeting with the Russian lawyer, which the White House has already denied. I didn’t talk about that because I have a new policy: whenever the Washington Post, or a similarly openly-biased outlet, prints a “bombshell” anti-Trump story, until it’s confirmed by a reputable source, I give it all the credence I used to give to the old Weekly World News stories about which politician that space alien of theirs was meeting with this week. In fact, at this point, either the Weekly World News or the space alien would be a more reputable source for news on the Trump Administration than WaPo.
By Mike Huckabee
Anyone who’s honest knows that Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the election because Americans are angry sexists or because of a Russian conspiracy. She lost because…well, “President Hillary Clinton.” There, did you feel that chill go up your spine? But she’s bringing out another book (for another hefty advance) that reportedly will blame everyone but herself. It’s called “What Happened” (note the lack of a question mark; she knows what happened and is going to tell us peons). But that title and the easily-Photoshopped blue-text-on-white-background cover were just the latest bad decisions by Hillary in this world of Internet trolls and pranksters.
Why Left wants Mueller to expand his investigation
By Mike Huckabee
“Russian collusion” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who refuses to obey federal law and resign for his blatant conflicts of interest in being a friend and mentor to his chief witness, James Comey, has just hired a 16th lawyer for his investigative team. And what a surprise: it’s yet another former Obama DOJ appointee. This story doesn’t mention it, but his wife is a district judge who was also nominated by Obama. You’d think that just from pure chance, Mueller might occasionally hire a Republican. But his alleged independent investigatory unit now has more Trump-hating Democrats than a cocktail party at Barbra Streisand’s house.
Someone please inform Mr. Mueller that his charge was not to pry into a decade’s worth of Trump’s business dealings or to create a jobs program for displaced liberal government lawyers. It was to see if there was any evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. So far, all the rabid anti-Trump media, politicians and investigators in Washington have yet to find even a scrap of proof of that. Of course, one way we know we’re dealing with leftists is that anytime they can’t find any evidence of their opponents’ wrongdoing, it’s just proof that the investigation needs to be expanded.
Here’s the ugly truth about government-run health care that the tragic case of Charlie Gard exposed: under it, “children do not belong to their parents,” but to the state. This is now openly declared in the UK media and accepted by many as not only unarguable, but positive. It should be greeted with bone-chilling horror, which is how it struck the new mom who wrote this article:
Stating Truth To Power Dept: A member of the House Judiciary Committee points out that Robert Mueller’s conflicts of interest are so blatant, he wouldn’t even be qualified to sit on a jury for the case he’s investigating, much less be the lead investigator.
A California mayor adopts the Hollywood celebrity attitude: “Armed protection is fine for me, but not for thee.”
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