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sorry. already happened. that's it for us tonight. thanks for your tweets. tune in every night sworn enemy of lying pomposity and group think. have a fantastic weekend. we're back monday. sean is next. don't miss it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> sean: welcome to hannity, former speaker of the house herman cain will join us today. the g.o.p. health care bill was pulled before a vote could take place in the house of representatives. there is a lot of anger, frustration, in washington around the country and tonight we will examine how we got here and how we can make sure this never happens again. and that is tonight's opening monologue. ♪ ♪ all right, so the republican healthcare bill has officially, at least for the time being, hit a dead end. last night on this program, we told you that the reason republicans are in this position without a vote to repeal and replace obamacare is because this legislative
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process has been way too contentious, unorganized and disjointed. now, on a positive side, it's actually a bigger tent party, the republican party, than anyone really imagined. but the fact is after seven long years of republicans promising to repeal, replace obamacare, not getting the job done is unacceptable. anyway, here is what speaker ryan said earlier today. >> moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains. and, well, we are feeling those growing pains today. we came really close today, but we came up short. >> sean: speaker ryan is right they did come up short. we need to make sure this never happens again. let me be clear here. this is not president trump's failure. the president went above and beyond, did everything in his power to get the bill across the finish line. here is how the president reacted this afternoon. take a look. >> we're just a very small number of votes short in terms of getting our bill
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passed. a lot of people don't realize how good our bill was because they were reviewing page one. when you see page 2 the signings of secretary price. add phase there which i think we would have gotten it became a great bill. premiums gone down and been very stable and strong. >> sean: i will admit earlier today i was pretty angry of all of this. this shouldn't have happened but the bottom line at this point what's done is done. what's actually emerged here in my mind is a huge opportunity if it is used wisely. now, before i talk about how we can avoid these mistakes and fix this problem, i want to first address the democrats and members of the alt left radical destroy trump media they are absolutely giddy what happened today. look how democrats were behaving on the house floor today before the bill was even pulled. look at the insanity of their rhetoric. >> this is a bad joke onamerica. here we are the choice acts.
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the choice is get sick or go broke. >> this bill will unravel healthcare for all americans. >> we are in lent. it's supposed to be the holiest time. whatever do you to the least of my brothers do you unto me. think about that before you vote for this bill, please vote against it. >> it is not liberty for a woman to be forced to go to work within weeks of having a child. that's what this bill would do. >> if i -- i wanted to ask why the democratic microphone is turned off. the last two speakers we have not been able to hears a well as we heard ms. cheney. i want to know why that is i hope somebody hears my plea and the bamplet will take care. this debate is too important to have our microphone at lower scale. >> older americans are going to pay for the tax cut for the richest people in this nation. older americans are going to be hit the hardest. what does the g.o.p. stand for get old people. that's what this bill does.
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>> sean: yeah, get old people. all you know flakes democrats. that's the problems. guess what the country is now going to see just how devastating your statism and how dangerous this law really is now, back in february, the ceo of etna said obamacare is in a death spiral. it's only going to get worse. we see premiums now skyrocketing in some places by 117%. really? are you happy about that? is that something to smile about? are you really happy that over the last decade in the obama years people's plans have gone up $5,400 on average? democrats, you happy about that? are you really happy? so many millions of americans have lost their doctors. by the way, something president obama and you promise wood never happen. are you really happy? no family saved, 2500 per family per year.
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another obamacare lie and disappoint disappointment. democrats you will be forced to own this mess you created this mess. be as happy as you want today because americans will see day after day after day firsthand the devastation and the impact of your bad policies. now, how do we talk about and how do we make sure this never happens again? it's really important to look back and examine what went wrong here. so, republicans are not in this position again. second e republicans they have got to go back to the table. this time build a consensus bill. didn't happen this time. now, for example, before the g.o.p., obamacare replacement bill was rolled out, we heard from many house g.o.p. lawmakers right here on this show saying they had no idea what was in that bill that was being scored in the c about. o. take a look. you guys are worried you haven't seen the repeal and replace bill. all four of you have told me that. >> you have got to see the bill before i can agree to anything. i would like to read the
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bill. do you remember 2010? we all said if you elect us you give us the majority we will read the bill. >> sean: if you don't learn from your mistakes you are doomed to repeat them. that's mistakes number one. at the very least republicans had a major communications problem as it relates to this bill. so, the big question tonight is letter, going fawrksd how do we make sure this never happens again? now, for starters, i would say to the republican leadership before you release any bill, there has to be a consensus built from all the different factions of the g.o.p. in other words, the moderates, the study group, the tuesday group, the wednesday group, the saturday group, the sunday group, and, yes the freedom caucus. all right? then you won't need a big fight on national tv and radio. in the future what i would do is the following, bring everybody into the room. start of the process of building that bill with everybody i just mentioned, knowing and telling everybody they are not going to get everything they want. sort of line signing a contract before negotiating the terms.
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you have it backwards. that means getting everyone in the same room, members of the senate, secretary price, conservative think tanks, moderates, g.o.p. study group, freedom caucus, everybody, the white house. make sure the bill is not released until have you consensus on the bill. now, this would take a lot of ugliness out of the process. now, the president is moving on. is he forging ahead his agenda. remember, he has been keeping all his promises. he is checking those things off his list one by one. what does this mean going forward? hopefully the republican leadership has learned a hard lesson and our elected officials need to take a deep, long, hard, intraspeckive look about how they do business and my advice is don't put pills together without consulting all these factions within your party. it will serve the american people better. and one thing's clear. voters were not served well in this process, but you will have time for a do-over. joining with us reaction author of the number one "new york times" best seller "treason" former speaker of the house fox news
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contributor newt gingrich. i was angrier than what i want today. i'm not as angry now. enough to i see an opportunity and i sense that they are not going to make this mistake again. please tell me they won't do this again this way. >> well, first of all, have you no idea whether or not they will make that mistake or invent a new mistake. >> sean: great. >> >> i'm just being honest. what do you know is that donald trump is a very smart guy. he just went through an experience that wasn't what he was told. he had been told that everything was under control, the leadership could deliver, he didn't have to pay too much attention, come in at the very end and close the deal. and it got to be a total mess. now, i will guarantee you if this had been one of his hotels, one of his buildings, one of his golf courses, there would be a lot of personnel changes tonight. i think what you are going to see is that he is going
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to rethink how he approaches the congress, based on this outcome. because it was so totally utterly unacceptable. at the same time, i think paul ryan is on auto real turning point. ryan is a very smart guy. nobody should take that away from him. and he knows an immense amount about policy. he has got to decide in the world of trump, where you're doing really bold, really different things, is he willing to spend the time and the energy listening to everybody, even when he doesn't agree with them, doesn't think they make any sense? because only by -- we used to use a model of listen, learn, help and lead. and only by doing this. and you have talked about it some. only by getting everybody in the dialogue, do have you a chance of ultimately getting to a majority. i think this was an example that starting at the top trying to run it through the system, is not going to work. it didn't work for boehner. and i don't think it's going to work for ryan.
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and they are going to have to find new approaches to go back and get these things done. >> sean: okay. let me ask you if you you would like this approach. if you brought, for example, reagan relied heavily and by the way so did you if i am not mistaken. did you a lot of research. renewing american civilization. have you great relationship with a lot of these really smart think tanks like the heritage foundation. if i was going to start over today, what i would do is task secretary price. i would have him consult with all of these different think tanks. i would have him consult with the moderates. i would have him consult with pro-life people. i would have him consult with the freedom caucus. i would have him consult with the study group so on and so forth. you are the one that uses the analogy although you got mad at me on tv one night about the square. you build within the square what everybody's wish list is and then you start telling people what's doable and what's not doable. what's contradictory and what's not contradictory. thoughts? >> now, wait wait a second. first of all for the
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audience's sake i did not get mad at you. >> sean: you dressed me down on national television. what are you talking about? >> sean, after all these years, after all these years, you're way too sensitive. [laughter] >> sean: i have been called everything now. >> look, here's the deal. i think that remember the two things here. health is life and death for every american, for their children, for their parents. every person. and it is almost one out of every five dollars in the economy. now, if you going to start moving something that scale, i think you ought to do it out in the open. i think the more information you get the more people who participated, you have this doctor in wichita, for example, i would never make it through a harvard, yale, brookings institution study group, but probably they
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ought to bring him in and give him time in an open public hearing to explain how his model works. i mean, i can tell you that the sanford health system in north and south dakota is a miraculously effective system. luther in wisconsin is an amazingly successful system. we ought to be looking for glim memberrings that tell us, you know, there is a bra dramatically better future out here. if we get the right legislation and we do it the right way, we can give every american a better future. and now that requires, i think, a totally different approach than the one they tried in the first two months. >> sean: all right. we will take a break. we have more with speaker gingrich after the break. coming up next tonight. >> probably be going right now for tax reform. which we could have done earlier but this really would have worked out better if we he could have had some democratic support.
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>> it is now your intention to go for tax reform? or what's next on your -- >> we will probably be going right now for tax reform, which we could have done earlier but this really would have worked out better if we could have had some democrat support. remember, this we had no democrat support, so now we are going to go for tax reform which i have always liked. >> tucker: was that president trump speaking earlier today from the white house after the g.o.p. healthcare bill was pulled. the president said republicans will now mostly turn their attention to focus on tax reform. we continue with former speaker of the house newt gingrich. all right. i actually feel pretty optimistic that at the end of the day they are going to get this healthcare bill done. i think they have to do it. i like your idea of bringing everybody in, but i also like the idea behind closed doors. i don't like the idea of a public fight among every faction knit republic party.
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i don't think it has served anybody well. >> look. i like it being out in the open because this is about you and your children and your mother it's about everything you know. if you are going to deal with health issues the more open and public it is, let people talk themselves out. you have got a couple committee he is you can assign this to, let them have hearings all over the country. let them build a consensus that we can replace obamacare. >> sean: your window is closing because reconciliation is over in may. and the next opportunity for reconciliation is going to be in a dax bill. >> look, use reconciliation for the tax bill. forget rec son sillation for healthcare. the republic leadership tried to put us between the insanity of the congressional budget office clean-up is totally phony and the absurdity of the reconciliation rules which is guyy. that's where they tried to do this and that's why it collapsed. because you couldn't do
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anything that was explainable to normal, every day americans. and people kept saying well u. don't understand eventually in feyes 2 or phase 3. >> sean: how many people know what rec cob sillation is or bird rule or closure is? whaf why was it in three faces not one guys. >> when you say elm to people trust knee. having elengthed president on the ghownd that they don't thrust u. trust anybody in washington and they turn around and ask utes i believe the president should have two parallel projects, tax reform which i'm totally for, which helps create jobs and infrastructure because freezing rain structure will be bipartisan, will bring democrats in, will create a
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different tone. and we need to build a trump majority of about 300 or 325 in the house in about 65 and in the senate. and just change the tenure of washington away from this harsh partisanship which then sets the stage for a much better health bill that might surprise, surprise actually have democrats vote for it. >> sean: okay. i love everything you just said there i have think you are department of education on. the country is going to be. i don't care i don't kake care about the forgotten men and women who is trying to deliver something for. >> earlier this week chuck shuman is going to filibuster. if he is going to filibuster neil gorsuch no republican would ever pass to get cloture. that means et nuclear option is probably going to have to be used. here's my question. the republicans pay by one set of rules.
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elena kagan, seat s society so t sotomayor. >> i have no doubt neil gorsuch is going to go to a simple majority. chuck schumer knows that chuck schumer knows that his left wing will lynch him if he caves an inch inch. he would rather survive for another day, give up this ground which, by the way, when the next supreme court seat comes up, there is a huge deal. if chuck schumer creates the precedent that you can approve somebody with 50 votes plus the vice president, now he allows trump and the next time to really move the court towards a -- the most conservative court in modern times. south lawn sean all right. mr. speaker, good points. i think at the end of the day we will look back, this was a minor hick jump. and i also think the president comes out looking good because he was so active and involved. and showed that he will work
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with a lot of people. i there this is going to be a hiccup through the prism of his industry. thank you for being with us. reaction to the republican healthcare bill pulled earlier today. her man contain has reaction. and then later tonight. >> there was additional unmasking that was done in the documents i read the other day. i don't know who asked for them to be unhavocked i just know that there are more. >> unmasking leaking intelligence still need to be surveillance of the trump transition team. join us on busy news night on hannity. when it's between the baby soothing power of a duracell c-cell and the tips on how to calm a baby from your mother-in-law that always seem to involve
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>> reporter: live from america's news headquarters i'm anita vogel. six of the 10 people arrested in connection with with wednesday's terror attack near parliament have been released. all six have been arrested in birmingham.
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so 999 didn't get you elected president. but everyone still remembers it. i think in the end if i suspect what's going to happen turns out to be true this continues to collapse obamacare. republicans begin to get their act together. they work quietly behind the scenes. they build a consensus bill that will actually do the job. i think it works out final. thoughts? >> in the long term, yes. but in the short-term, sean, the republicans blew it. they blew it. here's why. you have got a republican in the white house. you've got republicans in control of the house. you've got republicans in control of the senate. although narrowly. and they should have responded to the number one concern of the american people and that was to repeal and replace obamacare. in the long-term, you are probably right. but in the short-term, they blew an opportunity.
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>> sean: do you agree with my analysis that there is another way to do this? you know, everyone -- i can't stand the sausage making analogy anymore that everyone brings up. there is a way to build consensus. there is a way to get to agreement before you roll it out. no one having seen it everybody attacking it publicly. then the president has to do the heavy lifting. i think this hopefully this is a learning experience because we have got a lot of work to do to stop america's precipitous decline. i don't care that the democrats are giddy dla they think this is good. meanwhile the american people suffer under obamacare. but they better learn from this. >> well, i partially agree with you because because they roll this out three weeks ago. it was 123 pages, sean. how long does it take them to read 123 pages? or, the ways and means committee summary which i read every word in detail. i don't accept that they tried to rush this through. no.
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it was simple enough and straightforward enough that he should have understood it. >> sean: her man, i said they didn't build consensus. there is a big difference. they didn't build a consensus that was necessary before they rolled it out meaning announce it. nobody saw the bill before they rolled it out. that was the first time they saw it. >> but, sean, three weeks is enough to build consensus. it was not a complicated bill. 2700 pages is complicated. i see where it would take a long time to build consensus. >> sean: i think we are talking over each other. >> not build consensus, okay? >> sean: like, in spite of what democrats say there is a great the diversified within the republican party. of the group of moderates, tuesday group, wednesday, group, friday saturday sunday group. freedom caucus. you have all of these groups and none of them saw the bill ahead of time. i'm saying that the problems
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that would naturally eallergic with different ajen das and points ofview i think should have been addressed before they rolled it out. then it put the president in a position of okay we want to help the moderates in the party. that pisses off the. that ticks off the moderates in the party and that doesn't work. fix it behind closed doors roll it out and said this is our bill and we are going to support it. >> i would agree, sunni. this might be the first time that you and i disagree which is rare. you know you are my brother from another mother. here is my pointed in three weeks i read it in three minutes. i don't accept the fact that they should have built consensus prior to introducing it to the public they had three weeks to read a very simply stated 123 page bill. >> sean: herman, they didn't agree on the bill. that's the problem. >> sean, here's my point.
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please listen to me. >> sean: i'm listening. >> they didn't agree on it. but why? all the reasons they didn't agree on it, i don't find substantive. that's why i'm angry. i read it. i looked at it and i think that those that are oppose today it are wrong. >> sean: that's a fair assessment. >> the republicans blew it because they were so close. have you heard any legitimate reasons as to why they are opposed to it? the answer is no. and that's why i'm angry. >> sean: her man, we are definitely related. this is a first. >> you know you are my brother from another mother. >> sean: you are my brother from another mother. up next here tonight on hannity. >> there was additional unmasking that was done in the documents delay read et other day. i don't know who asked for -- i don't know who asked for them to be
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unmasked. i just know that there are more. >> sean: all right. you heard the house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes. more american names were unmavericked. carter, seq. coul sekulow cominp next. get reaction from dave bossie from judicial watch as weou continue on this busy night straight ahead. we think there's a bajillion ways to measure success. and whether you have hundreds or millions... we think you deserve the financial freedom to sleep like this at night. this is the new success story. and at t-i-a-a, we're with you. start today at t-i-a-a dot org. this is the story of green mountain coffee and fair trade, told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's take a trip to la plata, colombia. this is boris calvo. that's pepe. boris doesn't just grow good coffee, boris grows mind-blowing coffee. and because we pay him a fair price,
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about the reports he saw including the trump team including the president-elect was surveilled. the intel he saw were more american names were unmasked and he was asked about this earlier today. take a look. >> in the documents you reviewed, how many names were unmasked? >> i don't know that yet. so i'm aware of, just so i can be perfectly clear. so there was additional unmasking that was done in the documents that i read the other day. i don't know who asked for the -- i don't know who asked for them to be unmasked. i just know that there are more. now, just so you know, i was aware of the unmasking before i read the documents. >> sean: also as we told you last night james rosen reporting according to his sources investigators smoking gun will show the obama administration spied on the trump transition team
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and possibly the president-elect himself. here with reaction tonight former spokesman for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., ric grenell for the american center for law and justice. jay sekulow and circa news sarah carter is back with us. sarah, let's starts with what devin nunes said last night and more importantly what james rosen is reporting here. did the obama administration, is it it possible that under the guise of intelligence gathering that they were actually spying on incoming president or president-elect or even before an election which is something yiewive you e been reporting? >> according to my sources, sean, that is what they think. so i think what devin nunes said, what the chairman said is that we're still looking at the reports. we are still trying to seat evidence. now, remember this was legally done. and chairman nunes said it was legally done that doesn't mean it was right. under it guise of that
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legality was there political espionage. that's what he is going to find out. the only way we will find othat out is by who unauthorized the unmasking of the names. how many names were unmoss masked. was there a difference between trump campaign and trump team. if all we see unmasked is that's going tond team definitely be a through. >> sean: jay. revealing names. that shouldn't happen. when in fact they are surveying a legitimate target or enemy if you will or maybe an ally that they are spying on, they are supposed to minimize that then on top of that we got what we know is a crime which is leaking. let's talk about the legal side of what is in play here? >> so, this is the overlooked portion this leak of this information is a felony. did you go to jail for five years per episode.
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multiple leaks. multiple count indictments. that's why i have been urging the impaneling of a grand jury that may be going on to engage in the investigation. if this was before that executive order 12333 there was very limited number of people would have had that information. we know some of it is that. after the 12333 date, we know that went to 17 more agencies. that makes it more difficult. the chairman yesterday on your broadcast said that this was -- some of this was from october, november, and december i and that was before 12333. that means the list of people should be narrow that could have engaged and unmasking. i think what sarah said is right. the fact is if you have got a presidential at one point the republican nominee and then et president-elect being evaluated or surveilled by the intelligence agency, this raises a whole host of legal i. >> sean: it really does.
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ric grenell, let's talk it from the angle of your back ground and experience and what you see was done wrong here. >> look, sean, i had an intel briefing every day for 8 years. i never goat to see raw intelligence. transcripts and summary of transcripts is really something that's outrageous. that shouldn't have been done. this unintentional sweep that becomes an intentional leak looks to me like a political ploy. it started very early. we know it started way before the transition started. so i think that there is a very serious political issue. they are claiming -- the obama team is claiming this is a safe legal issue because they were supposed live trying to listen to foreigners. wfn that rome there could coo have been seize buy bln and to take those transcripts and summaries of those exints trintsd. make sure that they november
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so they can. there you go with more out there. it's been a problem. they are pushing rumors and saying let's investigate the rumors u. >> sean: sarah, i think we have a series of unanswered questions here that need to be investigated. from the journalistic side where the story goes next, what are the questions you want answered and then i will ask jay on the legal side. >> i want to know who authorized the unmasking of the names. if those authorizations included trump team members. was it just focused on that? because we are talking about before the expansion of the 12333 executive order. i want to know if they can narrow it down enough to find out who was the person or persons that leaked general flynn's name? are they connected with the unmasking of names of other names on the trump team? i mean, these are questions that have to be answered so that we can move forward. like i have said, sean, i mean right now this is what i know.
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the department of justice has not yet authorized the fbi to open an investigation into the leak. that's what i have been told by my sources and they have to -- that has to happen. >> sean: jay, on the legal side. >> i want to know what james clapper might have had to do with it. i want to know what attorney general loretta lynch had to do with this. i want to know what john brennan had to do with this. i want to know what the president did or did not know. the question since you asked since the outset. who did they know what did they know needs to be answered. that goes to the highest levels of our government. the idea that a president-elect was being spied on by the united states quote incidentally should raise all concern with all americans right, left, or center. >> sean: rick, last word. >> it would be easy to figure out if susan rice and ben rhodes knew about this. clearly live if they did president obama knew about it. that's the political team inside the nsc. they would have been trying
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to do something sense trump. we will have something leading to a political scheme there. >> sean: this is going to get bigger and bigger. i bet i know the answer e too. all right, giles. we will stay on this because it's important. all right. thank you all. have a great weekend. up next tonight on this busy news nights here on hannity. >> it's clear that i would be concerned if i was the president. that's why i wanted him to know. i felt like i had a duty and obligation to tell him because as you know he has been taking a lot of heat in the news media. >> devin nunez felt he had an transition on team and up him. dave boss is i. was he one you haves of the unmask you had. tom fit ton of judicial watch.
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>> it's clear that i would be concerned if i was the president. that's why i wanted him to know, and i felt like i had a duty and obligation to tell him. as you know, he has been taking a let of heat in the news media. and i think to some degree there are some things that he should look at to see whether in fact he thinks the collection was proper or not. >> sean: all right. this was the house intelligence committee
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chairman devin nunes on this show last night detailing why he had a duty to brief the president about the surveillance reports. joining us enough to fox news contributor david boss is and president of judicial release tom fit ton. i have have got to golt you. you could be one of these people by the way because we knee this happened in november, december, january for sure. sarah carter thinks some of it happened before the election. really serious stuff if you care about the first amendment, the fourth amendment. over constitutional amendments. what's your reaction? >> you know, sean, that's correct. i was there during obviously of the campaign but i was also the deputy transition team. i was there all it's wave true nomination. it is disconsenting that you could find yourself date up in this. >> it's wiewn dling to talk about the politics of it.
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when somebody asks you a question but that makes it different. it's very disconcerting. i'm troubled that mike flynn's name was unmasked. i'm troubled by this entire episode of what we are going through because there were deep sources within our government that wanted to betray our national security and try to do harm to president trump's administration. as he took office. >> sean: tom, under the auspices of trying to protect america and surveil foreign intelligence, i think the most disconcerting aspect of this is the fact that they may very well have used that as an excuse to surveil, not only the president-elect but those around him nuft transition people people like dave boost is i. >> i agree, sean; nixon plumbers now it looks like obama's cyber plumbers going out there culling intelligence that is
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supposedly gathered only for as you say foreign, you know, to protect the national security of the united states. instead it was inappropriately targeted not just incidence dentally but targeting it sounds like president trump and his incoming team. then it was obviously illegally leaked. these are criminal violations of slaw, also started according to the "wall street journal" with a, quoted, an investigation. so he probably can't make any decisions here. and that's why i think you need a special counsel out of the justice department to investigate who in the obama administration was involved in either the targeting, the surveillance or the subsequent unmasking as it's being told. you know, unmask e. masking is a nyeste way of seeing we sending around gossipy information buffet it'sens iching advisors notification obtained thriewfl. beyond the pale. there is nothing to compare
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in recent memory other than watergate in terms of presidential malfeasance. >> sean: this is why the questions that sarah carter is asking is so prevalent here and need to be answered. who knew what, when, and where. high high up did this go? where were they? if you deal with either unmasking or the lack -- you know, they are supposed to use minimization processes. that is that that he are supposed to -- to it were an person american, if you don't have a warrant you never supposed to identify that person. then et intelligence leaking on top of it three spreat things and widely disseminated as debbie nunes said that makes it more trouble so i. >> we do know one law was broken down. that was the unmasking of name. >> these a felony. committed by somebody inside the intelligence community. maybe an obama administration holdover. a career bureaucrat that dislikes president trump. but somebody inside the fbi
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and the department of justice needs to get to the bottom of it i will say this. the organizations of congress, house and senate, need to hold investigations and use their subpoena power and deposition authorities that they have to be able to uncover exactly what happened here and do it very quickly. devin nunes and others on the hill can call rob rob james hidings. be made public. >> even better, sean, we have the freedom of information act, the president can and his appointees can order the release of in information. obviously there is direct find information that can't be released. we don't want to see that we can get the details necessary to draw conclusions about whether what was going on was right or not. this is a tool available to the president right now. and certainly to the administration. let it all hang out. force the transparency laws
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on this issue. you know, it's interesting. nunes comes outen. and attached bye the "new york times" and "the washington post and the democrats in congress. nirms is a hoe in terms of what public officials are supposed to okay it's good to see final live a congressman finding out something in an administration and releasing it quickly. >> sean: all right, good points on both counts. thanks for being with us. this story is not going away, there is going to be indictments mark my words. we need your hope with tonightens question of the day. hit me with your best shoat. we play. so messages, ghils or mean let for me on the. moments away. and dulcoease for comfortable relief of hard stools. dulcolax. designed for dependable relief.
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