Opinion – Elder Patriot – Every once in a while there’s a segment of a news/opinion show that should be labeled can’t miss TV.
One of those occurred when Mike Huckabee sat in for Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle.
The former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate hosted a big boy discussion with former NYC Mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, and former independent counsel Robert Ray.
There’s no cut up available but the set-up for the interview, and then the interview runs for the first 21 minutes of the episode:
Governor Huckabee sets up the panel discussion by first running a clip of Hillary Clinton’s insistence on hanging onto the Russian collusion delusion that she at least partially paid for and that has been completely discredited by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after a 22-month long investigation.
Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump won’t be indicted in the wake of the Mueller report. We were attacked.
We have significant evidence that this administration did everything it could to undermine and interfere with the investigation into that attack and we are going to walk away and pretend it didn’t happen.
Any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted…
Seriously. This is a combination of projection and a lack of self awareness seldom seen. Even in Washington. Herewith some highlights.
Rudy Giuliani takes a full 1:20 to completely eviscerate her.
What madam Clinton had to say it’s the most incredible act of hypocrisy I’ve ever seen.
I mean the woman basically voted to give 20% of our plutonium to Russia. Her crooked foundation got 150 million, 150 million! Her husband got a 2.5 million dollar speaking fee.
I don’t know it kind of looks like bribery, it smells like bribery, it sounds like bribery, I’m not saying it is but it comes awful close.
Plus if anybody was guilty of obstruction of justice it’s her. I mean she did away with 33,000 emails she destroyed phones – she had a guy doing it with hammers and she bleached bit her server.
President Trump didn’t do any of that. In fact she’s not telling the truth. He turned everything over to the special counsel. [He] didn’t obstruct anything. There’s no obstructive act that was found even by Mueller.
Governor Huckabee: Mr. mayor I was shocked that she would even go there.
I mean in light of the fact that she had these servers, what you just ran through that litany of things that even Jim Comey went on television to basically say yeah this was stuff she shouldn’t have done but her intent wasn’t there.
But basically he outlined a criminal case for her and then for her to come and do it I mean that takes some real audacity
Giuliani: One of those acts I just mentioned is the typical thing you prove as evidence of intent. There’s nothing more powerful in an obstruction case than destruction of evidence.
Then Rudy drops a truth bomb.
The only person who actually, apparently has done business with the Russians is Hillary and I think she’s going to be in for quite a quite an extensive investigation and she doesn’t have Jim Comey to fix the case where this time.
Jerry Nadler, [Adam] Schiff, [Elijah] Cummings they’ve all prejudged the case a year ago. And unfortunately, because they have an inability to control their mouths, we have plenty of statements that he’s a guilty of obstruction, guilty of collusion.
Adam Schiff has evidence of collusion that he never turned over to Muller apparently or he was lying. One of the other.
So these are not impartial arbiters and there’s a very good ground to resist these subpoenas as illegitimate hearings by the by the Congress. This is a political hearing. It doesn’t serve any legislative purpose.
Rudy also cites multiple instances of the special counsel and the Democrats clear violation of the formerly sacred relationship between a lawyer and his client. First in the case of Michael Cohen and then in the case of White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Governor Huckabee then plays a clip of Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame and no fan of Donald Trump.
Woodward: The dossier which really has got a lot of garbage in it, and Mueller found that to be the case.
Early in building the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, I think it was the CIA pushing this the idea that they would include something like that in one the great stellar intelligence assessments, as Muller also found out, is highly questionable.
Needs to be investigated.
diGenova and Ray join the discussion at this point.
diGenova: There’s no doubt this is pretty simple stuff for career prosecutors like Rudy and myself.
It has been evident from day one that there was a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton illegally and then if she lost the election to frame Donald Trump.
This dossier was a knowing part of that. It was created by Hillary Clinton. It was created knowingly by John Brennan as part of a scheme to do everything they could to harm Donald Trump.
The problem for Brennan and clapper and Comey and Baker and all of them now is is that the FISA Court has already communicated with the Justice Department about its findings.
And their findings are that for more than four years before the election of Donald Trump there was an illegal spying operation going on by FBI contractors – four of them – to steal personal information, electronic information, about Americans and to use it against the Republican Party.
There are going to be indictments. There’s going to be grand juries. John Brennan isn’t going to need one lawyer he’s going to need five.
Governor Huckabee asks Robert Ray if we’ll ever get to the bottom of this.
Ray expresses both the importance of exposing all of the facts in this case and the need to hold the conspirators accountable, and, his confidence that Attorney General William Barr is determined to do both.