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that people were not expecting. we saw tonight with the conservatives that the town plummeted. >> what happens with the red united states and britain, donald trump wanted theresa may to do very well to make a balance. ♪ >> this is a fox news alert, and jackie a bunny is, the nail-biter election in great britain. the conservative party, theresa may winning the most seats in parliament, not enough to secure a majority. the election results are considered a stunning defeat for the prime minister who called for the snap election to increase the majority ahead of britain's negotiation to leave the union. it is clear that that move ended up backfiring. jeremy corbyn, the left-wing leader has been written off by many pollsters, but labor searched in the final weeks of the campaign. a strong support from young people who appear to have turned out and voted in expected
numbers. the majority could put pressure on theresa may to resign. the very latest on the election results, let's go straight to a fox news correspondent mike tobin, live outside of parliament. >> hello there, jackie, just a short time ago, southhampton went away that the conservatives do not want to see it go. the southhampton constituency went to the labour party, and with that happen, it was official. they cannot arrive at the magic number of 326 seats to gain the majority in parliament. that is what the example suggested would happen all along. where do you go next? the next step is to attempt to assemble a coalition government. and they enter the period of what is called horsetrading. you start to gather up some of the smaller parties and buy into their interest and get them to come into your coalition so that you can cobble together a majority in that fashion, but the problem with that, as we saw
the liberal democratic party coming forward and saying they would not be a part of a coalition government, not bargaining to that effect. and it is really hard to imagine a scenario given all of the special interest and the axes to grind that the different parties have out there that anyone can arrive at a majority without the party participating. to the national party said that there was some indication that they would be willing to negotiate, but you enter into an uncertain period. where we are now is essentially off the script. 11 days away from the point where the brexit negotiations were about to begin. a very uncertain leadership here in great britain. essentially no one knows where you are. we have not heard much from the prime minister since she accepted winning her seat, and she said all they needed secure leadership in great britain. she is holed up in number ten downing street at the moment. we have not heard from her since
it was official just a short time ago that the tory party would be unable to retain the majority. so we are off the script. anyone's guess we go from here, but one thing is for certain, she made a terrible miscalculation calling for the early elections for seven weeks ago. one thing that she clearly underestimated is just how passionate the antiestablishment vote is. much of that went to jeremy corbyn in the labour party. much of it was enhanced, or should say the dynamic was changed by the way of of terror attacks that we have seen here in great britain, two have happened since the election was called. that created an opening for jeremy corbyn to criticize the conservatives for their measures of austerity. criticize them in part for underfunding police, if you listen to the criticism of jeremy corbyn. it was a very convenient to leave an convenient argument for
him to make given the horror of the terror attacks. at the quote was that you cannot protect the public on the cheek. they end result that you have is that the tory party will not remain in power. people are -- will not remain in the majority. they still have the largest number of seats in the parliament. but you have people calling for the prime minister to resign. the british pound is now down about 2%. going up and down a little bit. i have to print approximated. but as the brexit negotiations approach, no one knows how you move forward. >> what do you think the odds of her resigning work? we are hearing a lot about that. especially as this happen to be the outcome, what do you think might happen there? >> well, it is hard to imagine a situation where she will not resign. but again, we are off the script. a lot of pressure for her to do that. reporters have already been shouting that question at her.
the opponents are calling for a resignation. so, it is tough for me to place odds on it, but clearly she made a tremendous miscalculation, and some people have criticized her staying not only did she miscalculate, but she did not take any enthusiasm out of the campaign trail. she refused a opportunity to debate. she was arrogant in calling for the election, assuming that she would increase her majority when in fact she lost the majority and some have said that when she went out on the campaign trail, she lacked passion and sizzle, and that contributed to where she is now. she did not identify with the common voter out there. so it is a very complicated situation, they are going to be be many calls for her resignation, we will see what transpires when she moves from number ten downing street. >> we have been closely watching this election, what happens for us now? >> it is hard to say, because he
did not have a strong leadership with whom you can negotiate. so you saw prime minister may met with donald trump already. they had a cordial meeting. but now when you go forward, you do not know who is in charge of great britain. that is the first example. what is interesting to note is the antiestablishment vote that to put donald trump in power is the same antiestablishment vote that voted for brexit over here. at the same antiestablishment vote that showed up and voted for the labour party this time around. many of the commentators have started to refer to it as a noun, trumped brexit in the very same phrase. this is a thing that is happening here. the antiestablishment vote has garnered this name, trump brexit. the similarity is that people are dissatisfied with government. they are doing other things pretty young people are showing
up at the polls. it is interesting to note that the young people showed up particularly after the dust up with donald trump and to the sadiq khan. he had a lot of people shaking their heads and young people frustrated that that dustup was taking place. and they showed up in the polls, and the young people showed up with this antiestablishment vote. and now you have this tremendous amount of uncertainty moving forward. >> all right, mike tobin, we appreciate you reporting live outside of parliament tonight. we have been watching the coverage of the election in great britain. it was a huge disappointment for prime minister theresa may. her party won the most seats in parliament, but not enough to secure a majority. now back to "hannity" already in progress. >> it is the anticipation, sean, we want toan make sure that everything we report is absolutely validated by multiple, multiple sources. and we are sure that people are
going to know about more meetings, going to be quite surprised at what is going to be revealed. >> sean: speaking of the media, let me play some of this that came out today and how wrong the media has been, even james comey admitting it. getting called out to multiple times, "the new york times," "the washington post," cnn, "abc news," let's play some examples of comey with a huge indictment on the media. the russian inclusion thing is o dead now, but this is a part of it. >> have there been news accounts of the russian investigation about collusion, about this whole event or accusations that as you read the story you were stunned about how wrong they got the facts? >> yes, many, many stories based on classified information about lots of stuff, but especially about russia that are dead wrong. thed challenge, i'm not picking on reporters about writing
classified information, but the people talking about i don't know what is going on. >> that report by "the new york times" was not true, is that a fair statement? >> in the main it was not true. >> on february 14th, "the new york times" published a story, trump campaign aides have repeated contact with russian intelligence. you were asked earlier if that was an inaccurate story, you said in the main, would it be fair tor characterize that story as almost entirely wrong? >> yes. >> sean: i do appreciate that you guys have the story, you need a little bit more sourcing, wrap it up, but i trust everything that you are saying is t true, because you have been way ahead of the curve, john, what is your reaction to that. more importantly, for ten straight months, the news media in this country has just gone with, again, clapper, comey, brennan, rogers, all of these people, and maxine waters and
mark warner, diane feinstein, and also the same thing up until a week ago, no evidence of collusion, but the black helicopter tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist on cnn, msnbc, the thousands hours of coverage, they lied to the a american people at a spectacular level. what does it say? >> i remember senot of smoke, n. there is a burning house tonigh tonight. there's been a lot of breathless overextended reporting that does not meet up with the facts, does not serve the public well. if there is a real scandal, which should be able toal get to the bottom of it, but fanning before the facts, does not do anybody well. i saw a story in "the washington post" saying, here is our case on how you can prove obstruction from the testimony. that isme the inserting of it, t calling -- guys who have taken on the case is obstruction
cases, some of the toughest, biggest terrorism cases, and i asked all ten of them, if you hear obstruction would you make a case against the president based on what comey said today. 10 out of 10 said not a chance in hell. i'm not going to call obstruction, i thought i heard him say a direction, but he said i hope, there are not a lot of things that any prosecutor would make only he said, he said case likecu that. by the media is trying to be prosecutors in their own right. would be really good for all of us to take a deep breath and go back to facts and stop the opposition, it has not worked well for the last six months. >> sean: i'm not as forgiving as you, john, and i promised the audience that i'm going to expose every lie that has been told now for all of these months, and i am not as forgiving. you are right about i hope, and you are right about obstruction. now close to the standard, but
the fact that a false narrative had been advanced to the american people month after know something, sarah, if it was me, i cannot imagine, it would be poundd hannity and silenced his voice. >> think about this, sean, since the russia collusion stories began, all of theeg newspapers have been saying russian disinformation campaign, botnets, the campaign against the republic, and they are trying to change the narrative, but allll and all it was a media that had the disinformation campaign against the president of the united states. and that is something to thinksi about. >> sean: by the same media that we learned was colluding with the hillary clinton campaign and again, they did not cover that aspect of their courtly man corruption evenve during the campaign. the same media that never vetted
obama. never thought trump could win, never told the american people the truth about a horrible record that we pointed out every night ford a year on this progrm about obama's failures. this runs very deep, but you guys have been amazing allth throughout. i do believe that the deep state and investigation, this is not used as the impetus to clean this up and get rid of everyid obama holdover and every selective leaker that as the president's attorney said tonight, is out there t to hurt him. and the people in the media, this would be the biggest missed opportunity the deep state, which you guys are investigating, sonv important. thank you both for being with us. back with a smile, chief counsel, jay secular, also joining us, former white house secretary, let's stay on the theme of the media and the fact that well, this is a big deal. you have dealt with these people. this is probably the biggest media conspiracy theory lie on
top of being exposed as colluding with the clinton campaign. this is not funny. >> fromun a media point of view, one of the biggest backs that has developed today, it was talked about repeatedly that now, we know donald trump was never the subject of this investigation. and t that many people on capitol hill knew it. i t tell you right now, many people on capitol hill tried to get that to the press. the press willfully and deliberately avoided it. not in i the interest to put tht story on the air. it was a velocity in the direction of all the stories that they must run, the anti-trump direction. that is why the american people have lost faith in the press. >> sean: you say willingly and what was the word that you used? willingly and deceitfully? >> i said the velocity in the direction of the coverage is anti-trump.th that is why they did not put it in the papers or the network news, the fact that trump was not under investigation.
i would bet you that every reporter had that information. >> sean: if you are seeing so many people knew the credible sources, multiple sources, and they did not printed, that is beyond the media crisis at this point. that is propaganda, miss information, forget jay edgar comey here. >> you like that name, i can tell. >> t this is the collapse of jas comey. this is a guy that actually said that the former attorney general of the united states said don't call it a case, call it a matter. and he called it a matter, and then he announced his decision to not prosecute and vindicated her. as marco rubio did a great job, he would not leak it. by the look of the collusion that is taking place here. people are talking about pollution, evidently no evidence in regard to the president. so what is the collusion, the collusion is james comey goes over his testimony with the
specialou counsel was supposed o be investigating all of this. so what does not seem right here. doesn't that seem right that that took place, the kind of collusion? doesn't not seem right that the fbi director leaked a memo of his private conversations with the president of the united states. leaked it to a colleague, a friend of his at columbia university who then leaked into "the new york times" and we are supposed to say that's good? we like our fbi director to do that. he said he did that in responsen to the president's tweet, except the contents of the memo came up the day before to "the new york times." if you look at the timeline, it doesn't seem to line up. what else is new? >> sean: what about an act of revenge? isn't it an act of revenge? >> it is but it fell flat.e? you know what everybody knew today? everybody knew there was no obstruction of justice. everybody knows there was no real collusion on anything. everybody knows today that this is a witch hunt and everybody
should know this is costing the taxpayers a lot of money, and we have north korea, as i said earlier. >> sean: i want to go back to ari. you are right. what about the special counsel that james comey collaborated with the special counsel on his testimony? is that a conflict of interest and does he need to be removed not only because we know the answers at this point and there seems no need for a special counsel any longer, although i know people like -- justify their existence, especially senators. they want their investigations. these special counsel will never give up for 500 years. seems to be a conflict if he stays in place. >> i think there is a series ofi conflicts. they have to be looked at seriously and i think we james comey also, not just with the dialogue with the specialse counsel, as he's called, but the leaking of that memorandum is
very serious, and i think the fbi and department of justice need to -- may well be a crime. he doesn't only have friends there, the fact is if this was a big deal, as you said earlier, and gregg jarrett has been talking about it, the code is crystal clear and when asked about it today, he acted as if he did not know the statute. took him at least minutes to recollect it. then he said i knew the attorney general was going to resign ain couple weeks later. how did he know that? >> sean: it was a setup. ari, what is your take? >> look, i think we are at this stage we have to wait for bob mueller to tell us what he's discovered. that's the reality. i have never liked special counsel loss but we have them. they are in place and now mueller has to get to the bottom of it.
i have faith in bob mueller, iel do, and the problem here -- >> sean: does it bother you h they collaborated on hishe testimony today? >> i don't know if they collaborated. mueller gave him permission to use the memos and it was appropriate. t testify based on one he recollected. i don't have an issue with that, but here's the bigger issue. the future of the democratic i party relay now lies in whether or not criminal charges are brought against donald trump. the future of the republican party relies on passing laws. i would rather be in the position of donald trump and the republicans and the democrats because the likelihood is mueller is not going to find anything. obstruction is unlikely. we know collusion doesn't really exist. we will find out if it does for anybody who worked on the campaign. unlikely. the democrats of the party that doesn't have ideas for the future. all they have is a hope for aas criminal charge that i don't think is going to happen.hi
>> sean: let me ask you this. here's a guy who comes from a business background. i didn't like paul ryan'sn' original comments but he made the observation if comey initiated thebs original contact in a meeting along with then president-elect trump, didn't that sort of set a precedent for a guy who never spent a minute and the political world? >> there's not a possibility that a meeting like that would've happened in the bush white house. everybody knew if you are under an investigation by the fbi. >> sean: comey knew, why didn't he say we can't talk about it? >> he should have acted and been strong enough to say it's inappropriate. >> have the attorney general and the chief of staff walk in. >> but he didn't. this is the problem. james comey -- if you look at the evidence how it is lining up, what was the purpose of the leak?
i agree with ari that republicans need to be about itgoverning. i was with the president today and he's dealing with a host of issues, not the least of which is north korea and national security issues and domestic issues. the memo leak is problematic and this was a guy who said under oath today that when pressed on why he did not report this, pressed on why he didn't, he said "i wasn't strong enough." i think what ari says sets up the problem. james comey had one goal with getting the memo released. the special counsel let himim release it but what did he say the goal was?d. i thought if i released the memo, the special counsel would be appointed. i and it did. >> sean: amazing analysis, both of you. thank you. we appreciate it. up next, on this breaking news the edition of "hannity." >> there have been many, many stories purportedly based on classified information about lots of stuff but especially
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the challenges the people talking about classified information often don'tfo really know what's going on. >> sean: i am picking on them and i will be exposing all of them in the days and weeks to come. you need to know who's been lying to you. we continue with geraldo rivera, fox news anchor and an attorney, gregg jarrett. geraldo, before i get back to the law, i want to ask about the media. if geraldo rivera, in the course of his 50, 60 years, how long t have you been in the business? >> 700. 48 years. >> sean: i want to throw the party for your 50th anniversary. you are amazing. seriously, you get something wrong, i get something wrong or if i don't get something wrong and they lie about it, we get crucified and all of these attacks been so wrong. g >> the most damning story, "the new york times" story
alleging that the contact withos the trump campaign and transition team and russian intelligence operatives. that is with "the new york times" said. that's what comey denied ever happening. it's a huge embarrassment for the old gray lady. they got it dead wrong. president trump, and as much as we love him and want him to have a successful presidency, there is no doubt, however it was not obstruction of justice but it was clumsy and ham-handed. you don't ask the chief of staff and attorney general to leave the room so you can have a private chit chat with the director of the fbi. if you are an experienced politician, you know you have to cover your behind. a very clumsy the president.
like his tweets. reince priebus apparently wanted, are you sure? are you sure you want me to leave the room? the president has to listen to the professionals about how he conducts his office. like his tweets. god bless them. i love the fact that he talks directly to the people. obama tapped his offices, things of that nature, talking about the tapes. comey better watch his testimony because of the tapes. i believe there are tapes. everything that happens in the oval office is taped. once something is taped in that setting it becomes the property of the people of the united states of america. nobody better mess with them. nobody can lie to a federal investigator.
they will get you, not on the russian collusion that probably doesn't exist but lying about contacts is a big deal and trying to destroy tapes, evidence.us that is the peril that still faces donald trump who has been exonerated on the criminal side, it seems to me. >> sean: i doubt very much, saying you better be careful to not lie. just putting a thought in his head. i know him pretty well. he's always negotiating. gregg jarrett, i want to get back to the law. i want to get back to 18 usc 4. i want to get back to what jay sekulow was saying. might have violated his employment contract, james comey. >> there are two federal statutes that make it a crime to leak unclassified documents. unclassified documents.
we invite our readers to read them because they arguably apply because comey said i thought these were my personal documents. they are not. you are wrong. you violated the federal records act and the records management regulations at the fbi. anything you do in the course and scope of your employment is government property. it is not your property. the statutes say you may not take and convert government property for your own purposes. what did comey do?ve he did precisely that, and then he leaks it to a friend of his who, for the sole purpose of then leaking it to the media. think about this. here's a guy, comey, being asked by the president to crack down on leakers and he leaks himself. comey was investigating the mishandling of documents by hillary clinton. what do comey do?
mishandled government documents. if i were comey, i would go out and get a really good criminal defense attorney because if youw are representing yourself, you have a fool for a client. >> sean: i agree with you a because we discussed this. i couldn't believe, especially 18 u.s. code 4 that here, he had an obligation to tell the justice department. how did he know when it wouldn't have mattered if jeff sessionsns was leaving. he had the immediate obligation to do it. i want to go back to the records act and then we will get geraldo's thoughts.o is that a felony too? >> violation of the records act is usually punishable by getting fired. and he got fired so that's all that is. he has other legal troubles with those statutes. the other one i did not to
mention is that if you leak something that deals with national security, that is a crime punishable by ten years behind bars. does the memo deal with national security? we don't really know but one thing is for sure, the subjectw matter is part of the overall investigation into russian interference, which is the national security. >> sean: geraldo, what is your take on 18 usc 4. it'sus important because he thought he was being cute and saying that is bob mueller's job. if he did think he obstructed, then he had the immediate obligation under the law, which he seemed puzzled that when ithe came up in the hearing today, oh, yeah, i think i remembert. that. it was a bizarre moment. i would've thought he would've consulted an attorney and needed an attorney himself. he would've known and should have known. >> i don't take a strictly legal analysis on the point of view of whether comey did somethingak legal, illegal, something thatat gives him legal vulnerability. records act, this or that.
to me, there is a moral issue here. remember, we are prosecuting a 25-year-old reality winner who released some nsa documents are now facing ten years. she didn't get bail. here's the director of the fbi who admits to the world that he is a key leaker to the media. you can bet your bottom dollar this is not the first time james comey has leaked something to the media. that has to, i think, when he called president trump a liar today because he says president trump said he was inapt as a manager and that the fbi was in disarray. it seems to me when you look at the fact that james comey is playing this that can washington game. i'm going to give this to
"the new york times." what did he give to cbs, abc, nbc, et cetera. he's the director of the fbi and he admits that he's a leaker.r what does it do to the moral stature and standing of the man charged with prosecuting peoplee who violate laws? >> sean: i don't know why i didn't leave. i don't know. i couldn't believe what i heard today. you have been amazing tonight. awesome legal analysis. thank you both. i am throwing you a party, geraldo. coming up, more on today's p testimony of the fired fbi director j. edgar comey. mercedes schlapp and matt schlapp are here. >> why didn't you say this is wrong? i cannot discuss this with you? >> great question. >> sean: hello, great question? you won't believe his answer. we will have more coming up as we have more reaction straight ahead. geraldo and greg are still with us. h
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>> sean: welcome back to the extended edition of "hannity," fired fbi director james comey testifying today that he was uncomfortable and some of his meetings with the president. okay, why didn't you say something or get up and walk out? he was asked that. >> why didn't you stop and say, mr. president, this is wrong. i cannot discuss this with you. >> that's a great question. maybe if i were stronger, i would have. i was so stunned by the conversation that i just took it in. >> sean: so weak, should have been stronger. by the way, i let them go too quickly, geraldo rivera and gregg jarrett. how do we have an fbi director that's not strong? how is that possible? how is the guy who was supposed to be a lawyer and he was arounh since watergate days.
really? you couldn't say mr. president, this is inappropriate. i know you are new to politics or i can't be part of this discussion. would that have been so hard?s >> it's what he should have done. turned out today he is a 6'8" wimp. >> sean: he repeatedly said he wasn't strong enough. or he's a coward. >> i was going to use a harsher term. >> sean: no, no, don't do it. >> it is 11:41. i can do it. >> sean: it will be a headline in ten seconds. >> he may be guilty of severalen things. the other people who are guilty, sean, are the politicians and the journalists, the media aty, large that leveled these wild
and reckless and baseless, as it turns out, accusations of crimes by the president. i think through ignorance and malevolence, they laid bare, especially the media, their absolute contempt for the facts and for the law. for what purpose? in pursuit of a political mugging of the president. that should be a crime. if it was a crime, our jails would be overflowing with politicians and mostly the media. >> sean: geraldo, it is so well said. gregg. geraldo, this is really important. the same media that wikileaks revealed colluded with hillary and her campaign. i could go back further. they never vetted obama the way for example we did and i was attacked for it.i or expose obama's failures inur the war on poverty and food stamps and doubling of the debtp
they never focused on those issues. the same media that in so many ways has failed the american people, the level of desire to render this president irrelevant, to delegitimize him, stop his agenda. would be more sinister than that. they wanted to destroy him. and they still want to destroy shim. >> the hatred directed at the 45th president is palpable. it is so real. the overwhelming majority of reporters have a loathing, a fear and loathing of this president and something struck me in your first hour when i heard don, jr., saying, just let my father get to work for the american people. it was a plaintive call,r. request, heartfelt yearning for the president to be able to do his job. they are a couple things, a couple points. anyone who brings up the i word as an impeachment, again, they
should gag on it. there is nothing remotely approaching a high crime and ldmisdemeanor. we should put that asleep. the most disheartening thing about comey is that his admitted leak, i think it's part of a pattern, shows he's just another player. and then i have this news from our chief white house correspondent john roberts. he has just filed. the trump legal team will file complaints with the doj inspector general and the judiciary committee of the senate complaining about the leaks by james comey. there is a letter of complaint about comey leaking the memo. i think comey is going to have to answer for what he did in terms of the admitted leak and they will have to ask him, as they say, you know, what did you do about this memo? what else have you leaked? when did you start to leak? did you leak during the clintons
during her campaign? during the obama administration? i want to know everything about how you, james comey, the hero of law enforcement, how you've been a washington political player picking your winners and losers in your own mind and then going about trying to implement your preference. >> geraldo, the attorney.. >> sean: let me start with gregg. you've been awesome to stay so long. what is so amazing is that the attorney for the president talking about the selectiveta leaking designed to hurt the president, and that's the deep state. to me, this is now a moment of truth for the president. and also revamping how they deal with the media. totally justified to shut them out, in my opinion, and go directly to the american people. as the deep state goes, if you don't get rid of every obama hold over and you don't get rid
of every leaker and find every person responsible for doing these things that undermine theh elected president of the united states and stop the mugging, to use your term, then i think this opportunity will be wasted. this must be priority one. >> you are right. every beginning of administration has leaking problems but this president has been slow in putting people in place. i will tell you why. he was a businessman. think back to ronald reagan. he brought with him all of his loyalists from when he was governor for eight years. the whole cabinet, the whole gang was there. these people would step in front of a speeding truck for reagan.d he put them in place and they did what he needed them to do. trump is a businessman, and he
doesn't have that same coterie of loyalists. >> sean: he has had such a great growth trajectory. someone with no political experience. we've discussed it, and i would imagine this changes his presidency from here forward. we have 30 seconds. geraldo, final word. >> you i think are more responsible for president trump's election than any other person in the country. from your heart, you did this. but it's incumbent on you and others who are close to him and who love him to tell him no more reckless tweeting. you are causing your own problems. have a white house counsel who has the guts to stand up to you. that never should have happened. never should have been permitted to go one-on-one with james comey alone where comey'ss account of it. it's unprofessional.
the improvisational side must end. put us back to work. get the infrastructure built. >> sean: hope the forgotten men and women that desperately need help, that the mainstream media, the deep state doesn't care about at all.l. the people out of work in poverty on food stamps, people who can't buy their first home. that has to be the priority. safety and security, he will get back to it. it's going to be a very interesting, i think we've look back on this night and this moment on this day and this testimony is a turning point in so many ways. you have been amazing. thank you for being with us. geraldo did mention sources to the president's legal team say the president's lawyer will be filing a complaint with the dojj office of inspector general and send a complaint to the senate judiciary committee. we will have more on that.pe matt and mercedes schlapp together.
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setting. not a question i can answer in an open setting. >> difficult to answer in the abstract. i don't know well enough to answer. i can't go explaining how it's nonsense. it's my impression. i could be wrong. i could be wrong. maybe he is saying something that's not true. common sense told me what's going on is he's looking to get something in exchange for granting my request. >> we are all disturbed by the letter which really broke precedent. i am not challenging mr. comey's motivation but i think it was unwarranted, it was a mistake. >> has a big burden of proof for why he did what seems to be such an appalling act that goes against the tradition of prosecutors at every level of government. >> i found it hard to believe that comey would do this. >> i think he made a mistake on this. he clearly has a double
standard. in these jobs, if you are not in it for a while, you can't take the heat and i think he couldn't take the heat from the republicans. it's unfortunate because i do believe he's a good person. maybe he's not in the right job. >> i am so disappointed in. comey.'s he has let the country down for partisan purposes. that's why i call him the new j. edgar hoover and i believe that. >> do you think he should resign? >> of course, yes. >> sean: welcome back. we continue our coverage from earlier. you have the montage of the democrats. joining us, mercedes schlapp and matt schlapp. the democrats hated him until he went after trump and then james comey, all the "i could be wrong. i could be wrong." my opinions, it could be wrong. seriously?
how many times can you be wrong and speculate? >> democrats using james comey because they like the idea when james comey is calling the president a liar, loosely using the language which is outrageous coming from james comey and the democrats. they use it for purpose but at the same time -- both sides of the aisle, has many missteps and can't be trusted. there is a credibility problem, especially when you go through the testimony then you find out that he was -- he, for example had listened to loretta lynch and obeyed what she said, whether it was a matter instead of an investigation. didn't suggest a special counsel on the investigation and then there's a double standard when it comes to president trump because he doesn't trustt
president trump. there is so many questions i think that we are seeing coming out of the testimony that we need answers to. >> sean: what is your take, matt? and then the democrats hated him but then they started loving him.at >> so much to say. i will say a couple things. today was a great day becauseo e all got to see the goods jim comey had on the president. there is nothing there. it was interesting that he let his testimony out the day before and today really was a nothing burger. i think the hunter is going to become the hunted. jim comey made some real mistake today. for the first time, he's going n to turn the focus more on him. i think he's got some real explaining to do on the leak, explaining to do on the fact that it looks like loretta lynch was trying to chill his actions as an investigator. all this time donald trump us
had to answer these questions, there is nothing there. >> sean: really is amazing. mercedes, you mentioned loretta. i want to go back to this. between the tarmac meeting with bill clinton and b then, can you not say investigation and use the word "matter" instead? he capitulated to that. mr. "i should have been stronger." i didn't know what to do. >> i think it shows the indecisiveness of james comey. i think it very much represents his character flaws in a lot of ways where he can't be bold enough and strong enough to say, mr. president, we should not be meeting. it's not a good idea. members of your team under investigation. why not stand up to the president? he didn't want to lose his job. he was focused on that issue. >> sean: and he also wanted, as laura ingraham said, he wanted to keep it in a box to
keep his job for some other reason perhaps. i want to know, what happens to loretta lynch?wa a lot of explaining to do. >> this is why some people s decide not to testify in front of congress. it's a tricky thing. when jim comey did they is open up doors that were pretty much sealed, and people want to know, okay, wait a minute. what does it mean that loretta lynch was chillingt your activities? that's the thing you are accusing donald trump of. here's what we know about jim comey. i know this from my white house years because i had to talk to him when he was first hired by the bush administration. he makes republicans feel likead he's a republican for he makes democrats feel like he's ain democrat. he has whatever flavor you want on the menu. today the american people got to see that. >> sean: is he deep state inen
the sense that, he's leaking to the press, the attorney for the president goes out and saying about selective leaking designed to hurt the president of the united states. as he fit in the category? i suspect he does. >> i don't think this is the first time james comey has leaked to the press. i think he's part of that deep state. he's trying to be a moralisticrs character and at the end, what he's doing is, he is saying he's criticizing the media for getting a dead wrong, the coverage on the russian investigation, he's the first one to go out there and leak h this government-produced document which presents a problem for james comey. >> sean: last 20 seconds or so. matt.ey although mercedes deserves it. >> she is the star of our show. >> sean: i agree. d >> i agree. this was a good day for the president because the facts are coming forward and we get to see the information. there is nothing there. fet time to get back to the
country's business and the trump agenda. >> sean: thank you so much for being with us. that's all the time we have this evening. stay tuned. live edition of "special report." report." >> at the center hearing that everybody was waiting for. call me goes with the president. >> i was concerned that he might live. i was so stunned. lordy, i hope there are tapes. >> taken to task over his action or inaction. >> did you say anything about that not being over appropriate task? >> he was probably not steeped in the protocol. >> comey saying he was scanned for one reason, russia. >> i know that i was fired for something that i did with the russian investigation. the administration chose to defame me. those were lies, plain and