Breaking Special Counsel News, and the FBI Takes Mike Lindell’s Phone
In breaking news Tuesday night, John Solomon reports that the FBI actually paid Igor Danchenko, the source for the discredited Steele “dossier” whom Special Counsel John Durham has charged with lying to them in multiple interviews. The Bureau used Danchenko as a paid confidential human source (CHS) for three years even though they knew he’d been tied to Russian intelligence services. He was on the FBI payroll from March 2017 through October 2020. (Recall that earlier he’d been employed at the Brookings Institution, run by Hillary crony Strobe Talbott.)
This information was in a motion filed by Durham in Danchenko’s upcoming trial, scheduled for October, and unsealed Tuesday. Solomon says that during this trial, Durham plans to reveal “many more lies” that Danchenko told the FBI. This is yet another big embarrassment for the Bureau — and more vindication for President Trump.
So…tell me again, WHO was using Russia to try to affect the outcome of the 2020 election?
Techno Fog has the story, too, and his piece is highly recommended. He makes an interesting point: that one benefit of making Danchenko a CHS was that they could use the cover of “sources and methods” to conceal any misconduct.
Get ready — Durham plans to expose Danchenko’s lies about the so-called “pee tape,” the disgusting made-up story about Trump and prostitutes in a Moscow hotel. Danchenko is the one who passed that story to the FBI, and it became the centerpiece of the Trump-Russia Hoax.
Whistleblowers Reveal J6 Intelligence Failures
In related news, Solomon also reports the existence of a Capitol Police whistleblower memo detailing the gigantic January 6 intelligence failures on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s watch. The document (included in his story) that bosses gave the riot patrol units that day said the threat analysis had shown nothing, and that is a lie.
On January 9, 2021, just three days after the riot, Eric Hoar, a decorated military veteran and intelligence analyst who now works at Homeland Security, wrote a memo to all his bosses to remind them that for weeks, he and his colleagues had been been reporting about plans by some patriot groups to storm the Capitol. The FBI, DHS, U.S. Marshals Service and the Metropolitan Police Department had all provided Capitol Police with “extensive, detailed information,” which had been coming in nonstop.
As Solomon reports, “Hoar wrote he feared political considerations had overtaken security needs in the lead-up to the riot.” Indeed. And why hasn’t Nancy Pelosi’s J6 committee looked into THAT? Maybe because Nancy herself is the one who placed political considerations above security needs? Maybe because she deliberately ignored the warnings because she wanted security to be minimal, because a great big bang-up Republican riot at the Capitol would be GREAT? Solomon reports that Hoar is now working with Capitol Hill Republicans, members of the House Administration Committee.
An FBI Blockade — at Hardee’s Drive-Thru
In other FBI news, Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow who’s spent the last two years trying to make sense of anomalies in the 2020 presidential election and daring to question Biden’s win, says three cars full of FBI agents blocked him in while he was in line at a Hardee’s drive-thru and confiscated his phone. He and a buddy were returning from a fishing trip, headed to Lindell’s hometown of Mankato, Minnesota. He said Tuesday on his show The Lindell Report that they also served him with a subpoena for documents.
(Editorial note: Just to remind you we notice these things, even this New York Post story includes the obligatory wording that Lindell “falsely” insisted Donald Trump won the 2020 election. To be accurate, neither we nor the NY Post can say definitively whether Lindell’s claim is false or not.)
Lindell says the agents started “peppering him with questions” about Tina Peters, the election clerk in Mesa County, Colorado, who faces charges in that state for copying election records. She recently had to miss the premiere of a documentary film that featured her, because the local DA turned down her request to travel out of state for Lindell’s “Moment of Truth Summit” in Springfield, Missouri. (This wasn’t because she was a flight risk, but because he personally found it offensive that she would be attending this event.)
Lindell claims that since he doesn’t work on a computer, he runs five companies from his cellphone. He said to the agents, “If I don’t give it to you, are you going to arrest me?” They did have a warrant for it. After calling his attorney, he handed it over.
The MyPillow Guy — A Threat to Democracy?
According to The Washington Times, Lindell said the agents asked him specifically about Dominion voting machines, the election in Colorado, and how long he’s known Doug Frank, another election skeptic who has claimed Biden’s 2020 victory was the result of cheating. How dare either of these threats to our democracy suggest such a thing!
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This appears to have something to do with Tina Peters’ case in Colorado, though hers are state charges. (Why would the FBI be getting involved in a state prosecution?) Lindell says he’s donated “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to her legal defense, and that she has also been a vocal supporter of his efforts to prove the 2020 election was stolen.
Here’s something particularly disturbing from The Washington Times story: The letter accompanying the warrant requested that Lindell “not disclose the existence of this subpoena for an indefinite period of time,” claiming that “any disclosure could be detrimental to the investigation.” I don’t think the FBI knows Mike Lindell very well if they thought he’d comply with this supposedly “nonbinding” request, especially one so nonspecific that it uses the phrase “an indefinite period of time.” Lindell probably told them they could kiss his lily-white Minnesota behind.
The FBI is Chasing Non-Crimes
Mike Davis of the Article III Project, whose legal analysis was featured in yesterday’s newsletter, appeared on the Ingraham Angle to talk about Lindell’s experience. “This is scary stuff,” he said. It started with targeting President Trump “for non-crimes of keeping his presidential records at Mar-a-Lago,” and now they’re after his supporters, “for apparently the non-crime of questioning an election.” There is supposed to be a predicate crime, he explained, in order to have grand jury subpoenas and warrants.
“What’s the crime they’re investigating?” he asked. “Questioning the election? We’re not a Third-World, Marxist ****hole — yet.” Yet Biden’s “Justice” officials seem to think they can investigate this as a crime.
A Bloodlust to Get Trump
Julie Kelly, author of the book JANUARY 6, also appeared on the show, and she pointed out that any sign of someone questioning the election — texts, social media posts, memes, etc. — is being used as evidence against defendants, even though it isn’t a crime. It wasn’t a crime to contest the outcome of the election in battleground states, she said, and it really had nothing to do with the riot on January 6 — “it was always to criminalize political dissent” and to “intimidate the Republican base of Trump voters.” It’s also being used against high-level officials and even Trump lawyers.
Kelly said, as we have, that this DOJ is out of control and will get worse. She even used the word “bloodlust,” and we don’t think she was exaggerating. “Justice” officials are not doing this for their health — they’re deadly serious about their desired outcome and live for the day when they can indict Trump, put him in handcuffs, perp-walk him, and preferably get him into a DC court and convict him. “As weaponized and politicized as it is,” she said, “[it] will bring a grand jury indictment against Donald Trump. The only question is when. Will it be before the election or afterwards?”
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.
Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.