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Today's Commentary:  Mueller should investigate the leakers on his team -- A homerun -- Method to Comey's madness

The big story from yesterday is that special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice in firing former FBI Director James Comey. This despite the fact that several top intelligence officials and even Comey himself have admitted under oath that Trump did nothing to obstruct the investigation of the “Russian collusion” story for which no evidence has ever been unearthed, and that as President, Trump has the legal authority to fire the FBI Director at any time for any reason, including that he didn’t like how an investigation is going. So why would Mueller be wasting taxpayer money investigating Trump for something he hasn’t been accused of and that he has the power to do anyway? Shouldn’t Mueller be busy explaining why he shouldn’t step down himself for his obvious conflicts of interest due to his newly-exposed deep personal ties to his own top witness, Comey?

Well, there could be a simple explanation. The story came from the Washington Post, which cited unnamed sources close to the investigation. If that’s true, then the sources are leaking information about a confidential federal investigation, which is a federal crime, and Mueller should immediately help root them out so that they can be arrested and prosecuted if he wants his investigation to maintain even a shred of credibility. If it’s not true, then it will join an ever-growing list of anti-Trump WaPo stories based on anonymous sources that made big headlines but later turned out to be a giant pile of used diapers. So maybe the prudent thing to do would be to wait until the claim is verified by a more reputable source than WaPo, like Mueller himself or the National Enquirer, or possibly a Magic 8-Ball.

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Message from Mike Huckabee:  

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

If you have ever considered visiting Israel, learn more about my February 2018 tour at www.TheGreatestTrip.com.

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A homerun

By Mike Huckabee

One of the few bright spots was the reaction of political leaders to the attack on Republican Congress members by a rage-filled leftist. Bernie Sanders was horrified to learn that the shooter had been a supporter of his, and he issued a strong statement condemning violence in pursuit of political motives. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump offered eloquent comments, calling for unity and appealing to people’s better natures to renounce violence and hatred and see political opponents as fellow human beings. Nancy Pelosi stood and offered rare praise and support for Ryan, and many Democrats even praised Trump, some likely for the first time in their lives.

And in a gesture that carries immense symbolic weight, yesterday’s annual Democrats vs. Republicans charity baseball game, a friendly, bipartisan tradition since 1909, went ahead as planned, with both teams wearing LSU gear in honor of Rep. Scalise. That’s the first home run we’ve seen out of Washington in quite a while.

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Method to Comey's madness

By Mike Huckabee

It seems obvious from former FBI Director James Comey’s recent testimony that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to give political cover to Hillary Clinton by instructing him to call the criminal investigation into her email server a “matter” instead. I didn’t go to law school, but a careful look at Comey’s testimony shows me that he, in turn, has done what he could to give Lynch cover as well. Call it “pay it forward” inside the Justice Department.

“I don’t know if it was intentional or not,” says Comey of Lynch’s instruction, “but it gave the impression that the attorney was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”

The key phrase: “I don’t know if it was intentional or not.”

Remember, Comey has said he gave Hillary a pass because he didn’t know if she intended to break the law, when, in fact, the presence of intent is irrelevant to the laws against mishandling material. Now, with Lynch, it’s even easier for him to use the issue of intent to provide a shield, because the charge of obstruction actually does involve intent. By casting doubt on her intent, he has protected her. It helps that Lynch never reveals the tiniest glimpse into the shrewd inner workings of her mind. She can stonewall better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Does anyone think this woman ever in her life does anything that’s not intentional?

Surely anyone not blinded by partisanship can see what’s going on with this investigation. Comey gets to appear forthright while helping both Hillary and Lynch avoid prosecution, leaks his own memo to achieve the appointment of a special counsel, and ends up as the main witness in a “trumped-up” investigation of the President led by his very close friend and mentor, Robert Mueller, who now has an obligation under the law to step away from that duty.

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Message from Mike Huckabee:  

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

If you have ever considered visiting Israel, learn more about my February 2018 tour at www.TheGreatestTrip.com.