bulldozing hospitals? stamp out crime by firing cops and obesity by banning james. [laughs] hardly kidding. have a great night, "hannity" is next. see you tomorrow. >> sean: welcome to this busy newsnight tonight on "hannity." we are following two blockbuster reports. newt gingrich, laura ingraham and lou dobbs will join us. this a rift in the republican party needs to stop and they need to get their act together and keep their promises. but first, more on the developing story that we told you about last night surrounding former obama official, dr. evelynve farkas and the obaa surveillance of the trump transition team. tonight, brand-new information on the shocking public acknowledgment that she made earlier this month on a tv show that former obama officials are now raising a lot of eyebrows around the country.
that is tonight's opening monologue. last night on this program we showed you video where former obama official evelyn farkas said she urged her former colleagues and people on the hill to get as much information and intelligence as they couldgu on the trump team before president obama left office. on march 2nd during an nbc interview, dr. farkas who served in the obama administration from 2012-2015 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for russia, ukraine, eurasia -- listen to these comments very, very closely. >> i was urging my former colleagues and frankly speaking to people on the hill. it was more actually aimed at telling the hill people get as much information as you can, as much intelligence as you can before president obama leaves the administration because i have a fear that somehow that information would disappear. with the senior people who left. it would be hidden away in the
bureaucracy. that the trump folks if they found out how we knew what wewe knew about their staff, the trump staff, dealing with russia, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods. we will no longer have access to that intelligence. i became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open.li i knew that there was more. we have very good intelligence on russia. then i had talked to some of my former colleagues, they were also trying to get information to the hill. >> sean: how we knew what we knew about the trump staff dealing with russia.ea what evelyn farkas saying here -- she is admitting what we have been saying, what sara carter and john solomon and james rosen had all been saying. surveillance took place. take a watch. >> it was aimed at telling the hill people get as much information as you can. as much intelligence as it can before president obama leaves the administration because i had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with
the senior people. >> sean: that's the intelligence? that you want your friends on capitol hill to get? is that the information she's talking about? next, she admits there was unmasking. that should not happen. >> the trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about their staff, the trump staff dealing with russia they would try to deal with those sources and methods. we would no longer have access to that intelligence. >> sean: oh, intelligence, unmasking, surveillance. intelligence leaking was taking place and by the way, in case some of you people don't know, that could very well be a felony. take a look. >> i became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and i knew that there was more. we have very good intelligence on russia. then i had talked to some of my former colleagues and they were also trying to help get information to the hill. >> sean: how did you knowf there with intelligence?
you were out of the administration, how did evelyn farkas, a former obama administration official, working for the hillary clinton campaign, know about the surveillance and intelligence? during an interview on cnbcbo earlier today, farkas seemed ton be walking back and changing her tune. watch her contradict her own self straight ahead. >> people are accusing you of admitting that there was surveillance. admitting there was unmasking and urging people or at least saying that intelligence leaking which can be a felony is the way it should get out. you weren't even part of the government at that point. >> so i was referring to the motivation. there has been a lot of discussion in the media about why are people leaking? i was trying to in a very shorthand passion explain at the very end of that quote that people were leaking because they
were afraid of a cover-up. i do not absolutely do not condone leaking. it's against the law. >> sean: wait a minute, she said earlier get as much intelligence as you can. get it up to the hill, our friends. opposing leaking even though earlier this month she was obviously claiming to encourage it.y farkas also played dumb on what information she was referring to. watch this. this is interesting. >> sean hannity and others have made a petition of this -- i want to expand what you meant b> that and in particular when you talked about if they found out how we knew. how we knew? >> what i was getting at was the fact that we are having out ane transition of power from the obama administration to the trump administration. if indeed there was an investigation ongoing, if indeed there was information that the obama administration had about russian interference and possible american involvement, i wanted to make sure that congress knew about it. >> was there a specific piece of information? >> no.
i did not know what the information was. i suspected they had information. again, knowing what i know about our intelligence communities, they are very professional. they have a very good eye on russia. >> sean: if indeed now she a says -- wait a minute, this is the same woman that said ifin meaning the trump folks knew what we knew, if they knew what we knew about the trump staff dealing with russians.ne dr. farkas cannot walk back her original comments. an interview she did back in february with vox before that appearance on nbc. she was asked what her level of alarm was. after flynn's resignation. here is her response...of
did she know about flynn, these intelligence that eventually got leaked that took him out? what is she talking about here? who is giving her the winks and the hints all the summer? i'm just asking this question based on her own words. here's where it gets interesting. during an interview on msnbc, she said she is the victim of fake news because we played her entire comment in context. i'm not kidding, watch this. >> on the dark campaign of fake news, that is still ongoing, we see even someone like myself get sweeped up in all of this one people like me are speaking on behalf of process.
people spin it to suit their needs. i think it may be that the russians are behind even such fake news today. >> sean: maybe the russiansss put these words in my mouth, asking about surveillance, unmasking and leaking intelligence. i'm asking questions based on what she said. mainstream media members continue to ignore the facts ins this case. the media does not want to focus on this today. they want to focus -- two white house officials helped give nunes intelligence reports. the headline is deceptive, obscure, and i would argue purposely dishonest. if you read further into the report, it isn't really a story. it just says the official played a role. tonight i am calling on the intel community to stop being distracted by the hate trump media -- destroy trump media,o general sessions needs to convene a grand jury. the only thing we know for sure
that the intel was leaked about retired lieutenant michael flynn, that's a felony and a crime. as for dr. farkas, we have to know what she knew about thehe unmasking about the surveillance and when she knew it. and who she was communicatingou with and who was giving her the communication. and what did she know about leaking or getting theti information to her friends on the hill. here with reaction, newt gingrich. you cannot write a novel like this, mr. speaker. novels. and you write really good novels.ou i've read them. >> i keep trying and i've got to say, reality has outstripped my fiction. it's so convoluted now. so many different angles one of the things i mentioned to , such weird behavior. you the other day, why would you have these committees define the question in a narrow way that only involves trump? not bringing in bill clinton's half a million dollars from the
russian bank, hillary clinton sending 20% of uranium to russia. i am from looking at foreign influence in the american system. there is a grave danger that destroyed the roman republic, money just pouring in to a corrupted system. i want to see it done fairlyom come out in the open. i think it's very important that one people in either party are suspected, that we have a fair and transparent and open system, right now this is a one-sided witch hunt. filled with allegations. when someone blurts out the truth, a few days later they are so scared, they try to walk the truth back and reject a reporting of their own words. that tells you something about the level of fear on the left. >> sean: when she is saying get as much intelligence to people on the hill as you possibly can and if they found out meaning the trump folks -- if they find out, how we knew what we knew about their trump
staff dealing with russians -- k there is no ambiguity there. we are not parsing of words. we are not slicing and dicing like ted koppel here.. we are playing it in its entirety.ng >> listen, remember this too. the changes in the rules by the obama team in january weren't about hard intelligence. the changes were about gossip, rumor, slander, facts that cannot be checked out. they said just distributed to the all of the different agencies and by the way, that means leaks? what the heck. they weren't trying to get hard information up to the hill. we have processes for that. then you can brief with the house and senate majority and minority leaders. there is a lot a ways for the intelligence community to get information to the congress and keep it secret. this is been a blatant effort, in the case of general flynn to smear him. i think there are other things coming down the road. so much of this is based on
people who are committing felonies, breaking the law. in order to pursue a politicalal agenda. >> sean: that is the only law we can actually confirm has been violated here. that is a felony, the leaking of intelligence. if we get the issues, if we just used evelyn farkas' own words. my interpretation is very clear. she talks about surveillance of the trump campaign, and then when she talks about unmasking about the trump folks, that would be unmasking and then the next thing is welcome to gather as much intelligence and get it to our friends on the hill heres it seems to me that this has gone much deeper than anybody else in the media is willing to talk about. what should happen? what should happen with the intelligence community? shouldn't they bring her in? should a grand jury be convened? >> i don't understand what the two intelligence communities are doing.
i get the sense that chairman nunes has this wave of felonies that are occurring under the executive branch of the obama administration but chairman has the same understanding -- you clearly have here -- first of all the way she described it, this is the largest organized effort. this is not one or two random people going rogue. she talked about the we have to collectively get it up there.. who?al presumably the democrats. what is it about? not about russians, not about hacking.g. its efforts to understand the trump team as they go through the transition to plan. that clearly has to involve felons. >> sean: coming up right after this break, more with newt gingrich.as he will havee a reaction to the g.o.p. in fighting on capitol hill. whatever republicans need to do to get their act together and get on the same page? laura ingraham is here to weigh in on the surveillance of the trump campaign and the unmasking and of course the leaks and also the republican invite. s
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"hannity." the republican party a continues feuding and now they alt left propaganda destroy trump media has a new favorite talking point. president trump is ineffective, he cannot get stuff done. it's time to put that narrative to rest. that is tonight's mini monologue. the plan to repeal and replace obamacare stalled in congress while the mainstream media wants you to think that trump's presidency is dead in the water. since taking office, the president has been checking off all the items on his list. all his campaign promises, one by one. take a look, they are right there on your screen. it's o very obvious that the president has moving been at the speed of trump. now after the republican health care plan did stall in the house within fighting in the republican party, there's an danger that could undermine the president's agenda.re earlier today, he tweeted... the president is clearly frustrated with this division of
the republican party. we promised, we are holding everyone in washington accountable. for seven long years, the g.o.p. ran on repealing enter placing obamacare. they said give us the house. they got it in 2010. give us the house and senate, they got it in 2014. give us the house, senate, and presidency? they got that on november 8th. they got their wish. now my opinion, it is not the freedom caucus that is responsible for the g.o.p. failure in this case to repeal and replaceg. obamacare. this legislation wasn't wrong from the beginning. it was created behind closed doors. not one single member saw the bill until it was rolled out. that made it a disaster. i do not know who is telling the white house to focus their anger on the freedom caucus but i do think it is misplaced. i i have talked to them, they want to make a deal and work with the president and the country. my advice tonight to speaker ryan and the rest ofk congress is simple. you need to get all the different factions in your
caucus together. get them together with senators like rand paul and mike lee and mitch mcconnell and secretary price. i have this before. get all the factions, the moderates, the tuesday group, the study group, the freedom caucus. get everybody in a room, locked the door, order pizza, get beer, get ice cream. i don't care if you include coloring books. get a consensus bill like you've been promising the country for eight years, get it done and get it on the president's desk. that is your mission. follow your mission and yourur promise. not ideology. it is what is good for the american people. a promise you made everybody. we continue with newt gingrich.h mr. speaker, how do you roll out a bill and not show one member of the house what's in the bill? how do you not appeal to moderates -- go ahead. >> as you know, my newsletter came out yesterday, posted on fox news. it came out -- i outlined the
mistakes that were made. it was an astonishing failure, to follow what ronald reagan and margaret thatcher taught us. we were so successful in that contract of the american congress. these guys were talking process, the democrats were talking health care. it's not their job, second, you have to have something that people can believe in andec understand and it cannot be so complicated that nobody understands it except -- technical wants. you cannot write a bill and i am very worried they have learned nothing. they will go right back and try to do this again. you cannot write a bill designed around the very arcane senate reconciliation rules. and around the congressional budget office it is totally fake scoring. and get anything you can't explain to the american people.
i think there is a way to get this done. it starts with something that's a major argument. i believe, if you were design right feel, if you did the right things for rural america, you get a lot of democrats to vote for because people back home would want it. and it seems to be this automatic belief that republicans can't write a bill that's popular and communicated enough to win the argument, so they gotta find some gimmick. friday, the freedom caucus actually blocked the republicans from throwing away their majority. if they had voted for a bill that was at 17% approval, 10 or 12 days to run. hillary care broke 40 years ofap democratic control. obamacare lead to the democratic party defeat in 2010. a vote on friday might well have been the end of the republican majority in the house. i'm very concerned about where they are at right now. >> sean: i'm very concerned that
they did not have the sense to work on a bill knowing the it ia a coalition party. look, you are right about process. the average american has no idea what reconciliation is and they don't care. this is what they want to know. am i going to have better care at a lower cost for me and my family? that is it. if this bill does not get that done, and you can't communicate it and you don't have consensus -- why didn't they unveil it and why did they keep it secret? >> to make it worse, donald j. trump was elected as an outsider because people don't trust washington. their answer for a lot of questions was there's going to be a part to go into part three process. no one in this country elected the current president to trust people. his job is to make sure it is accountable, it's verifiable but i do think the establishment is working overtime to try to drive away president trump and at the freedom caucus in order to move president trump toward the senate. i think it will backfire.
i think they'll figure it out. i was very concerned today. >> sean: do you believe thated the president was not served well by his own party? i think he did a lot of heavy lifting. he shouldn't have to do and he was put in the position to do. come on, they not do their job on the legislative side. i don't understand it. >> this was a congressional failure, not a presidential failure. they reassured him up until the last couple of days. it was all fine, it was all terrific but this is part one. d then they're going to go to the senate and write a totally different bill. then they are going to come to a conference and tryse to figure t how you write a bill that can pass the both and house and the senate? if you have not thought through all three steps, don't take theh first step. >> sean: and for eight years. >> i'm concerned about about what they do next. >> sean: how can you not be ready for this moment? i don't know. mr. speaker, good to see you. when we come back, a new report suggesting during the 2016
election, the fbi director james comey wanted to expose that russia was trying to meddle in the election but it was the obama administration that stopped him. why would they do that? laura ingraham weighs in on this.n the latest on our blockbuster in terms of surveillance, a masking in the leaking of intelligence. the speaker of the house admitted earlier today that he is worried president trump will reach out to democrats on healthcare if republicans do not work out a solution. laura ingraham, next. and lou dobbs. whether you're after supreme performance... ...advanced intelligence... ...or breathtaking style... ...there's a c-class just for you. decisions, decisions, decisions. lease the c300 sedan for $389 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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election our lives. take a look. >> all of these things are fictional, lies. all these are used for domestic political agendas. >> you and the russian government never tried to influence the outcome of the u.s. presidential election and that there will be no evidence found? >> ronald reagan was debating about taxes and he said read my lips. no. no. >> sean: i don't take putin at his word and nobody should and his history was a little mixed up. it was actually presidentt george h.w. bush who said read my lips. but the sentiment stands that russia was not involved. as was discussed by james comey and clapper and admiral rogers.
we continue now with fox news contributor laura ingraham. i don't really care what putin says in that sense but here is the problem. when you look at the narrative that has gone on all this time without any evidence and that we just learned with newt in the first segment, at a very deep level the unmasking of trump and president-elect and those around him, leaking intelligence which is a felony -- now we've got a really deep issue here that we do know happened but the media ignores that part.su your reaction? >> sean, the truth about this comey revelation -- oh, comey wanted to reveal this. i always like to think about the motive.hi we have to be our journalistic detective here. who has a motive to release that
information now? a lot of democrats just want to keep the story going to look at feed the media beast every so often. which goes nowhere. who has motive here? s i would argue that comey could have motive, someone close to him could have motive to release this. look, i was a crusader for the truth and get this information out before the voters went to the polls. or, sean, you could be someone high up in the obama administration who was out at that meeting. who wants to furnish their reputation. look, we did not want to influence the election.ur we were being very judicious in not putting out this information until october. we wanted to be clear that everyone in the intelligence agencies were on board at that russia was actually trying to c tamper with the election. what we know is that they areia still leaking. the leaking never stopped with these people. they are now releasingng information about what happened in a comey meeting with top obama administration officials?
this is helping no one except perhaps the obama people. >> sean: what is your take on evelyn farkas? she is out now. she is with hillary. and her original comment which she walked back today and a major way, my interpretation was very clear what she was talking about. surveillance, unmasking and potentially leaking to our friends upon the hill. intelligence.rv what do you make of those comments? why is she still on tv? where is her lawyer? >> i think her initial comments are probably more accurate. it blew up in the last 24 hoursn to me, it is becoming increasingly clear. i think you agree that there are a number of trump transition people whose names were unmaskee and released to various friendse in the press. these individuals had nothing to do with the russian investigation. zero. but they wanted to demonize
these people and they wanted to most of all, sean, delegitimizeo the trump conservative populist agenda. o they were going to delegitimize him on immigration, tax reform, health care. by keeping perpetual cloud over him. his staff looking for information that i think had nothing to do with russia, to try to besmirch the reputation of staffers in the -- when devin nunes and the democrats cough up this information finally, we are going to have a very different view about all of this. we're going to realize why the democrats frankly are trying to demonize devin nunes. >> sean: the great analysis as always. we will have more with laura right after the break. she will be joined with our own lou dobbs. speaker ryan says he is worried the president will reach out to democrats to get the deal done on health care if they do not come up with a solution in the republican party. we will get to that and ari fleischer and austan goolsbee will weigh in on the surveillance of the trump campaign.
>> sean: welcome back to "hannity," paul ryan said he is afraid if the g.o.p. does not come together, president trump will reach out to democrats to work on health care. watch this. >> do you think it would have helped if the president were more involved in the policy itself? >> he was deeply involved. that is the thing i was so impressed with. he rolled up his sleeves. he is up to speed on the issue. he knows the circumstances.
what i worry about is that if we do not do this, he will go work with democrats. t to try and change obamacare. that is hardly a conservative thing. this is a can-do president. a business guy who wants to get things done. i know that he wants to get g things done with the republicann congress but if they don't do any good, i worry it will push the president into working with democrats. he has been suggesting that as much. >> sean: we continue also with our friend laura ingraham and lou dobbs. okay, the democrats are going to lead him down a criminal's path and then stick a scythe in his back. >> you just heard the speaker. he is talking about president trump being a businessman. he knows when his butt is being kissed and i don't think he could've been more transparent
and obvious in doing so. what has ryan been telling this president? this is a bad bill. this was not the perfect thing, the enemy of the good. this was a disastrous piece of legislation from jump street. >> sean: not one single house members on the bill before it was rolled out. >> even though they were in regular order, not -- this is a calamity, legislative calamity and it was led by speaker ryan. the same guy who apparently president trump is going to have lead a tax form. exponentially, passingul legislation becomes far more difficult -- because the speaker thinks he some sort of pol pot b dictator. >> sean: what is your reaction, laura? >> [laughs] >> sean: adobe sees the bill and nobody will solve the bill, and you want to sell it, everybody's trying their best to
help. wasn't a mistake made by not building the consensus before the release and having everyone agreed before the release and bringing the moderates, tuesday, sunday, study group, carcasses together? >> right, this was botched. this was botched, the communication was botched by all parties. i think they allowed paul ryan to quarterback most of it. they came in kind of toward the end to try to repair things with the freedom caucus and then with the more moderate republicans. it's ridiculous to start pointing fingers at the freedom caucus. i don't understand donald trump's tweet about that at all today. let me just say this. mark meadows in october of 2016 when paul ryan was dis- inviting donald trump to his big fall fest event in wisconsin, mark meadows stood by donald trump as
did all these other members of the freedom caucus. i would be very careful if i were president trump in alienating kind of the only people who were with you in october. in the republican hierarchy. >> i think you're exactly right but let's say it straight forward. somebody has told the president of the united states something that is not true. there is no way in the world t that this president should think based on fact, the empirical straightforward reality, that it mark meadows who is the chairman of the freedom caucus -- that jim jordan, founder of thehe freedom caucus is doing anything but serving the nation. their constituents and principles. and the president. >> that is their job. >> these are three of the finest congressmen on the hill. >> they are good people. lou is right.
for paul ryan to come out and say gee, we are afraid the president is going to work with democrats. well, who's fault is that? if you are quarterbacking all of this, then you have to be straight with the president about who is in your caucus. there are some more moderate folks. some more conservative folks. paul ryan knew -- >> sean: everyone should have agreed before -- >> yes, you have to lay the groundwork. you had seven years to do this and you come in and rush this thing and then oh, it all fell apart and it is mark meadows fault? ridiculous. >> sean: there is a fix.>> start from the beginning. build the coalition and get the job done for the american people and move on to the nextt legislative -- >> let me say one thing quickly. there will be a train wreck and it won't be at the white house. it's going to be when the president of the united states finds out. that he was misled and backshe were misrepresented.
this president will not put up with it and the boys and girls who play cute on this one areno going to pay a hell of a price. >> sean: ari fleischer and austan goolsbee will be here next as we continue a very busy night here on "hannity." fleiscd austan goolsbee will be here needles. essential for him, but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz xr, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you were
>> he had told me that a whistleblower type person had given him some information that was new. that spoke to the last administration. and part of this investigation. they briefed me about it, i did not know the content of it. only knew the nature of it. and that he was going to brief i others. >> sean: that with paul ryan talking about a possible source of devin nunes saying the president and his team were in fact surveilled. joining us with reaction, ari fleischer and former obama economic guru, austan goolsbee is with us. austan, i assume you believe americans should not be surveilled without a proper warrant. >> yes, i believe we should follow the law. >> sean: if in the act of intelligence gathering, that americans are picked up, we
should use the process known as minimization and we certainlyy should not unmask their identity and certainly shouldn't leak thi intelligence which is a violation of the espionage act and a felony, do you agree? >> i sense that there is some trick question coming. i do not think that we should be committing felonies. >> sean: so, ari fleischer, what are we learning here from john solomon and james rosen and sara carter and even evelyn farkas? a felony was just committed in the case of general flynn and their talk about releasing intelligence for political purposes on nbc. what is your reaction to that? >> i will tell you what i am learning. any development on this issue that has the remote possibility of supporting donald trump's point of view is illegitimately gathered and disseminated and should never be shared. on the other side, any fact or
development that opposes what donald trump is saying is probably gathered and ought to be disseminated by everybody and the democrats doing it should be praised. this is the coverage of this issue. there are two sides to it but the only side that gets hammered is anyone giving support to what donald trump has said and i say that as someone who opposes his first tweets because he went too far when he said that about barack obama. but it has been lopsided. >> sean: but trump may have been surveilled. the fisa warrant, surveillance took place -- that leaks took place. unmasking took place and we are talking about now there is no privacy for the american people so my question i guess -- >> i don't think that we know that. >> sean: oh, we do. >> we should be more circumspect talking about what we know fromw classified information that has not been released. >> sean: for eight months,
your liberal friends of the media have been talking about russia and the trump campaignea collusion. do you have any evidence at all? >> as i have said all along,n. sean, i've been totally consistent on both the wikileaks side and on the side. i do not think that we should be encouraging people to leak anything illegally. and i don't think that we should -- >> sean: the house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes, we also know that sara carter and john solomon and james rosen have all said that the surveillance occurred. >> wait a second -- >> sean: and in the case of general flynn, that intelligence was leaked which resulted in him losing his career. which is a felony. >> as i said, i have all along -- i think if people are leaking information illegally, we should investigate that. that doesn't mean we should ignore if the russians were
involved in trying to -- >> sean: i never said that.re >> they should also investigate that. >> sean: comey, clapper, rodgers, that seems to never get covered by the media. >> that is exactly right. such a leap of faith to say that the trump people colluded with the russians to do this but that's what everyone wants to believe at least in the media and among the democrats -- it's totally -- legitimate for them to see these antitrust things. at the news conference yesterday with the two senator leaders, republicans that i was asked because of his relationship to donald trump, could he be a fair investigator since he was four donald trump? nobody said to the lead democrat because you are againstst donald trump, can you be fair? this whole media approach to this, suggesting only one sideon could be wrong. and that is donald trump's side. i want to have an investigation but i have so little faith thatp the press is going to be the one
who has any sense of fairness in this issue.fa >> sean: is there any sort of evidence that shows collusion after eight months of allegation? >> no, no one has seen it.t. no evidence of collusion. but that's what the investigation is for and i think what the russians did, getting involved, was nefarious in and of itself. that ought to be investigated. >> sean: we know that obama tried to influence the elections in israel and unseat prime minister netanyahu. but i guess it only matters if it is against us. not our president doing it. i've got to roll. we have a very important question of the day. plus, some of your voice mailsi' you left for me on the hate -- in some cases --dash "hannity" hotline. straightes ahead.
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