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>> dana: we went paddle boarding get in the middle of the lake and i say peter, can you see jasper? irresponsible parent. set your dvrs, don't ever miss an episode of "the five." "hannity" is next. >> sean: welcome to "hannity." president trump is on a roll looking to push through his agenda. we are back to that, finally. newt gingrich, jay sekulow, ann coulter, lou dobbs and tom price are all here tonight with reaction. first, the trump-russia collusion conspiracy theory has now been thoroughly debunked. today, there is zero evidence. it's now time for republicans to rally around the president and get to the work of fulfilling the promises they made to you, the american people. let's movee forward. that's tonight's opening monologue. ♪ for 11 months, we have been seeing nonstop russia-trump collusion hysteria coming from
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the black helicopter tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists, all whon want to destroy trump, especially in the media, like rachel maddow and her friends over at msnbc and cnn. they are completely unhinged and deranged. so i the democrats. some on the left continue to peddle this conspiracy theory. it's becoming so ridiculous that even democrats are saying, uh oh, georgia six, enough is enough. let's take a look. >> i think robert costa is right. the fact that we have spent so much time talking about it russia has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between the democrats and the trump agenda. >> people in ohio are not talking about russia or michael flynn or putin. they're worried about paying the bills what's happening with their , pension, how much it cost to send a kid to school. real bread and butter stuff. when we are talking about trump so much, wee are not talking about them.
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>> sean: for those on theno lef, who are still holding out hopeh and praying upon prayer upon prayer on their knees that they will somehow be proven right about trump-russia collusion, they should take a look at this exchange between congressman trey gowdy and former obama dhs yesecretary jeh johnson from yesterday. it's not going to help their optimism.ta take a look. >> you have seen no evidence that the russians were successful at changing voter tallies or voter >> correct. >> at the time, had you seen any evidence that donald trump or any member of his campaign colluded, conspired, or coordinated with the russians >> not beyond what has been out there, open sourced and not beyond anything that i'm sure this committee has already seen and heard before directly from ethe intelligence community? >> sean: johnson is the latest
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in a long list of former obama officials to say the exact same thing.g. they have not seen any evidence whatsoever of trump-russia collusion. voter tallies were not changed in the november election. and johnson also testified that the dnc rejected help from the dhs after it was allegedly hacked last summer. why would they do that? they also blocked the fbi from having access to their servers. maybe the destroy-trump-media -- maybe they should start asking questions. what was that they didn't want the fbi and the dhs to see? earlier today, president t trump said he does not have any tapes of james comey. i have to tell you, the media will spin it otherwise. this was a brilliant and important move by the president. he knows in the world of thisth deep state -- it's true -- anybody can be surveilled. we talked about that a lot. by saying what he said, the president put doubt in james
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comey's mind, and more importantly, kept comey honest. we now know that comey is nothing more than an angry and disgruntled employee who admitted he leaked to get a special counsel. in speaking of the special counsel, it's time to focus on robert mueller. he must recuse himself. and the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, mueller was hired to investigate, but then hem ade it about obstruction, because there was no evidence on that. he's focusing on finances. mission creep. then we have to ask the obvious question. is mueller carrying out some political witch hunt for his bff, james comey? he's had a mass of conflicts of interest. the same goes for rosenstein. he's the guy who recommended c that james comey be fired. and then appointed mueller to serve as a special counsel, giving him free range to engage
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in investigation, mission creep. both mueller and rosenstein need to recuse themselves. resigned, get out of the way. guess what? we already know the answer about trump-russia collusion. we cannot forget about loretta lynch. or hillary clinton? if the department of justice, if the fbi, if they care a little bit about it -- real, criminal activity, both parties should now call for an investigation into the former attorney general, who influenced james comey's investigation into hillary clinton's service scandal. by the way, remember the tarmac meeting? it's an issue, not an investigation. whatever she called it. they should do an extensive investigation into the uranium one deal. 20% of our foundational deal for nuclear weapons. hillary clinton signs a waiver. it goes to vladimir putin. her foundation gets millions of dollars. a kickback.oe
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president trump is weighing in on bob mueller. he spoke to ainsley earhardt. earlier tonight. the full interview will air tomorrow morning. he is what he told ainsley abouf the russian investigation. a let's take a look. >> do you think robert mueller should recuse himself? he's good friends friends with james comey. he's hired some attorneys that were part omhillary clinton's foundation, had given money to hillary clinton's campaign and obama, should he recuse himself? >> he's very good friends with comey, which is very bothersome, but we are going to have to see. of we have to see in terms. look. there has been no obstruction. there has been noe collusion. there has been leaking by comey, but there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees with that. i can say that the people that have been hired are all clinton supporters >> sean: now that the hysteria and hyperventilation about
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trump-russia collusion is dying down, it's time to refocus. that's on the president. c his campaign promises, his agenda, to help those americans that are suffering. the president also reacted in his interview with ainsley. take a look. >> you have the white house, house and the senate.. you have the senators that are not on board. >> they are four good guys. therefore friends of>> mine. i think they will probably get there. we will have to see. you know, health care is a very difficult situation. if you look at clinton's private data, and after years and years, obamacare was murdered for them to get. now it's failed. it's virtually out of business. obamacare is a disaster. we are trying to do something in a very short period of time. >> sean: ainsley also got a chance to speak with the first lady, melania trump. here's what she had to say about moving into the white house. >> congratulations, you moved into the white house.ay how is it? >> we are enjoying it very much.
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>> how about barron with school? >> he loves it here. >> are you missing new york? speak out not really i'm so busy. doing many great stuff. it's very special to me. >> sean: despite all thesedo distractions from the left, the president has laid out a bold, aggressive agenda for the country. now we are putting it on the side of the screen. this is what you, the american t people, voted for, that theirs media enforced, and that the deep state does not want to see accomplished. it's time for republicans to get back to work. here's what needs to be done if republicans want to be successful and earn your vote in 2018. they've got to continue to work towards passing in a imperfect plan to repeal and replace obamacare. it's got to get done. their weak centers. they never, ever intended to really rip heal and replace
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obamacaream the right way. putting that aside, they still need to get this deal done like the president said, they'll be room for negotiation improvement on the road. number two, it's so important that the men and women -- the forgotten men and women of the selection, for example, the obama administration -- look at the side of your screen. a republican lawmakers need to remember that all those men and women left behind during obama's eight disastrous years, it's time to get back and focus on them. get people back to work. get people out of poverty. also off of government assistance and food a stamps. another important thing, keeping the promise to appoint an originalist to the supreme court. neil gorsuch. that will be a big help. a massive victory for the president and another kept promised. the next most important item on the agenda, we better move towards energy independence. it will create millions of high-paying jobs for americans, it will lower energy prices. the lifeblood of our economy. it'll be great for national
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security.ce we are not relying on countrieso who hate our guts. the president, republicans have got to build this border wall. it was a key promise of the president. i would like to see at least 300 miles built and completed by november 2018. the president is an absolute genius. he's putting solar panels on the border wall. so much for that talking point that republicans want dirty air and water and they only care about dirty if republicans can accomplish those five items -- they can focus solely on tax reform. 15% corporate tax. middle-class tax cuts.ey trillions of dollars for multinational corporations at a low rate. so we can build factories and centers. if republicans can pass a strong reform plan, you're going to see economic growth, by the way, like what happened during the reagan administration, when they balance the budget, it will drown out all of the noise
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coming from the destroy-trump-media, the conspiracy theorist. even the deep state that are leaking selectively on thep- president every day.ns and probably all that insane ttalk about impeachment. it will benefit the weak, timid, republicans in the house and senate. they need to show some backbone. here with reaction, the author of the number one "new york times" best-selling book in the country, "understanding trump," former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. mr. speaker, a number one bestseller. i feel is when your best books by far. >> i am very excited by it. i think we've gotten great reaction, giving out copies of this. getting a very positive reaction to the whole concept. you're basically right about the core reality. if they can pass the right kind
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of tax cut, and if they can really generate the level of job creation, comparable to say, reagan, this is all going to become a tremendous victory in '18-'20. they have to focus on creating a very big, very deep tax-cut.. i think one of the ways to do that is to focus on making a deficit neutral. not revenue neutral. t the difference is, revenue neutral bill has to pay inside the tax code. a tax cut built on a deficit model, which we did in 1997, actually uses savings around all the government. savings and reforms, getting rid of certain surplus properties. all those things are brought in. that income stream offsets -- part of the tax cuts. give a much bigger tax cut. i'm hoping republicans will go down the road with a very bold,
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very exciting and dramatically lower tax rate. >> sean: i want to go back to this issue of what the president did. remember he tweeted out "james comey, i hope you don't lie. there maybe tapes." the media said oh, my gosh, did the president tape him? where the tapes? we need those tapes. i've known this president for over a couple decades now. i knew instantly that he didn't do it. i knew it. i said to him the air, on my knradio show. he was casting doubt in comey's mind. i think it had a very profound effect. d because james comey was more worried f about making. in the back of his mind, he had to think, what if there are tapes. he had to be more honest. everybody can be recorded in this time and era of the deep state under surveillance. right? >> sure. for that matter, in an age where
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people have iphones and smartphones, they can simply tape on their own phone. one of the things i describe in "understanding trump" is this is a guy who automatically pushes back. one of the reasons he does so well with blue-collar workers is because they identify with that kind of toughness. comey was shoving -- his immediate instinct is to shove back. and to say, you better be very careful. after all, what if you are on tape? w i agree with you, all of a sudden, comey had to take a deep breath and think, "i better not exaggerate as much as i plan to." i never thought he taped it either. the press went crazy, of course. "i'm going to go crazy about something trump did today." i wonder what it is. they are constantly looking for junk. as we saw in the special elections, trump was actually
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right. he went back to pompeo's seat in california. we are 5-0, competing with the democrats and special electionsg all this washington noise. the american people just reject it. they don't pay attention to it. they refusee to believe in it. i do want to say as a formerr member of the house, i know there are some democrats -- after having lost five in a row, they are thinking of dumping nancy pelosi. i just want to say, i hope she stays for another decade. she is so helpful for us. i really think it will be said. we would have to develop a new campaign plan. >> sean: we agree on a lot of things. i totally agree with you. i don't want to see l leave either. they need to stay exactly where they are. why do i believe that the left would probably even find somebody more extreme than her? we have to be careful with what we wish for here.
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i want to stay on these tape issues and some of these revelations that came out with jeh johnson.on there is no evidence of collusion, he goes into that. then he talks about no votesn, were impacted. then he testified about on the issue -- why didn't the democrats take the offer from the dhs? why didn't they turn the computers over to the fbi? they had to be something they were hiding. why did the fbi allow them to get away with that? doesn't that raise a lot of questions in your mind? >> sure it does. jeh johnson is a very smart, very confident person. i sent him an email after his testimony saying very impressive testimony. he came in there. back in january, when this first came up, wait a second, does anybody really believe that the obama intelligence system -- the obama homeland security system and the obama fbi system were so
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stupid that for six months, the russians were doing something and they didn't notice? that jeh johnson said "i was in is part of what he said. charge. none of this happened." i think what that does is it really punctures the russian balloon and makes it trivial. here's the problem. >> sean: by the way, mr. speaker, if i worked for president trump and his campaign and i thought the russians had information that would expose hillary for being a liar, and i said "can you release that, is that a crime?" >> it's not a crime but you wouldn't have said it directly to the russians. >> sean: i s don't have contact with them. you are absolutely right. >> if they have anything, feel free to let it go. you have to assume the russian ambassadors watch tv. here's the deeper point. you watch. as the russian stuff collapses, mueller will shift to other
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topics. supposedly, he was appointed. precisely to go after the russian question. what we are going to discover is oh, no, theyte are now going too after other people. >> sean: they already are.oi >> i hope the house and senate judiciary committees are going to ask mueller to come in andre explain who he is hiring. why he is hiring professional democrats.nd why he is hiring headhunters. they don't have to gett into the details of the investigation, just who he is hiring. >> sean: we have to go, mr. speaker. i want to say one last thing. number one, "new york times." congratulation.. you deserve it. the book is phenomenal. "understanding trump." bookstores everywhere. when we come back,, more reactions to the president's tweet about the alleged comey tapes. genius.. the president's lawyer, jay sekulow will weigh in. and later, liberal morning joe criticizing the president's comments he made at a rally last
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♪ >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." t the president took to twitter to answer one of the propaganda media's most pressing concerns, "i have no idea whether there were tapes or recordings of my conversations with james comey. but i did not make and do not have any such recordings." joining us now with reaction, an attorney for the president, jay sekulow. i am sorry, this was one of the most brilliant strategic doubt inducing mind-messing tweets in the history of mankind. he basically said to comey, the tapes, you are in trouble. with the deep state, it was a nice shot at that. >> there's nothing in that tweet, it's 100% accurate.
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look at the result. he's been able to utilize a social media platform in ways that are going down in history books. it's interesting, i'm hearing the left saying this to be james comey to tell the truth. well, why is that a bad thing? james comey, the only thing we know about him is that he is a leaker, and he did tell the truth. we know that about the situation. was the president under investigation? no, he wasn't. >> sean: we didn't know at the time that he was so bitter. we did. not know he leaked to "the new york times" and the "the times." with a stroke of genius, even if it was only 1% doubt in the mind of comey, comey had to talk about how trump encouraged the nobody tried to obstruct the investigation. he wanted to know the people around him, if the name may have colluded with the russians. >> if you look at that nbc interview with lester holt, the president states in the full
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context of that interview that if, in fact, -- by removing the fbi director, he knew that was going to extend the russian investigation.e >> sean: this is important. it would extend it. he knew it would likely go longer, but he did it anyway because it was the right thing to do. >> i want to go back to the tweet for a moment. the reaction i've seen today from those on the left is saying what was really at stake here? what was really at play? this compelled james comey to and as i said before, fill in the c blank, tell the truth. he told the truth. that's not an illegal act, getting someone to tell the truth. it wasn't interfering with tanything. it was the president stating what everybody knows. with all of the intercepts and all of the intelligence unmasking -- the leaking-in-chief is james comey. the one thing we know is james comey leaked a private conversation he had with the president of the united states
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to a friend who leaked it to "the new york times." t that's the only evidence we have of anything. that's what the crime is. >> sean: this is now a witch hunt. listen, mueller it needs get out. conflicts of interests are massive. he needs to go. rosenstein, go. the investigation, ended. i will be hittingg this harder. is the week unfolds tomorrow. >> there's a process upon which you engage in, as any good lawyer would do. in representing their client. >> sean: he is hiring hillary's lawyer. obama and hillary donors. what is this? this is beyond -- >> everyone of these issues you raise are legitimate issues that have to be raised with the special counsel. the very fundamental aspect of this, what is the violation ofis the law upon which a special counsel is implemented in the first place? that's what everybody should be asking.e the reality is, at the end of the day, what did we find out
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today? what do we find out today? we know one thing still. james comey with the leaker. that's what we know. >> sean: jay sekulow. when we come back, liberalea morning joe and his fiancee, mika, attacking the president in another unhinged moment. they seem to be having emotional breakdowns on i am offering them advice and free help. and will get reaction from ann coulter time for nancy pelosi to step down. i why that's aou very bad idea. stand with nancy. lou dobbs joins us. ♪ they're super concentrated, so i get a better clean. number one trusted. number one awarded. it's got to be tide
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titus you don't medium-range ballistic missiles. comes a response with increasing north korea threat. the city and of ferguson, missouri, try to end racial bias after 2014 shooting yesterday days of protest. as after michael brown was shot by a white officer, wilson, who is cleared of any wrongdoing. the should he not only sparked violence, it also prompted a federal investigation into the city itself. the department of justice said thursday ferguson is improving, but it still needs to be more transparent. look at those rights. wow. >> i am jackie ibanez, now, back to "hannity." wanted to >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." liberal morning joe and his fiancee are at it again. this time, the morning dose of hate arere now bashing president trump over something he said at his rally last night in iowa.ig
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tonight, we are going to examine their latest emotional breakdown and give the newly engaged post, joe and mika, some very important help and advice. that is our many monologue tonight. ♪ during last night's rally, president trump touted the abilities of his chief economic advisor, gary cohn and his commerce secretary and wilbur ross. these are two men who have garnered tremendous success before leaving millions to serve the public.ea >> why did you appoint the rich person? to be in charge of the economy? i said -- no, it's true -- because, really, they are representing the country. these are people that are great, brilliant business minds and that's what we need. that's what we have to have. i love all people. rich or poor. but in those particular positions, i just don't want a poor person. p does that make sense?
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>> sean: the liberals over at liberal joe, they didn't agree with the watch this. >> 2017, blessed are the poor. >> it's amazing. any other person in politics saying something like that, their career would be crushed. donald trump just states by it. oh, my god. >> are you speechless? >> i am. i really am. there's just something a little bit twisted about that. s twisted in a way that's hard to dissect.le >> sean: they did not call him a smock today. that's progress. it all my years in i never got a job from a poor the service industry, person. not one time. in fact, successful entrepreneurs and economic geniuses know how to make it thrive and that's how to benefit.
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if a man or a woman aren't willing to forgo millions and millions of dollars they've put in their pocket to serve their country, to help create jobs for people out of work, in poverty, on food stamps, i think that's a good service for the country. sadly, it's only the latest example of liberal joe and mika melting down over president trump. take a look at the wide range of emotions that they show on apr regular basis. >> donald trump, again, being a >> donald trump, again, being a schmuck. he looked like aa thug. he looked like a goon. you look at the handshake. look at this.. what a thug. >> you've got to stop puttinglo kellyanne conway on the air. it's politics porn. >> he is totally unqualified to be president. >> and possibly unfit, mentally. sorry. >> it would be like somebody pooping their pants and saying oh, that's modern art. don't you understand? i'm making a statement against russian aggression.
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>> this is not funny. this is really bad. just for the record, we are all really nervous. >> sean: with all these emotional breakdowns, all this anger towards the president, i am actually getting worried about mika and liberal joe. america's favorite couple that nobody watches, they are starting out their lives together, and i want them to be successful. i even tweeted out congratulations on their engagement. it seems the stress of the trump presidency is really beginning to drag them down, and i am beginning to seem way too many emotional breakdowns every day. i even heard a rumor that they've been very distraught anr that they weren't even able to see a president trump look alike get killed during the shakespeare in the park with their blankey and their picnic in a basket and their champagne and their caviar. if you're watching tonight, i want you to know, i am willing to pay out of my pocket, out of love and sympathy, for therapy,
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for a year so your new, beautiful relationship can thrive in the trump era and that emotionally, you will be stronger and able to cope in these difficult times for you. joining us now, author of the bestseller "in trump we trust," ann now the reason i wanted you for this, you are the only conservative friend i have that actually watches that garbage. i don't know why, but you do. t >> actually, i don't get up early enough to watch morning joe but give for showing that to me. that was really helpful for trump. the smirking, eye rolling attacksit. it warms your heart towards the president. >> sean: i watched the rally like you did. he goes out of the d.c. bubble and goes to the american people. they support his agenda. the broader points. >> the one he ran on.
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>> sean: and what i supported from day one. you wrote a great column. i want to make sure i get this in. you said, "the left has one more argument in them. kill them."n i thought that was a very powerful, strong piece. >> i had to cut it down by about two-thirds, because they were so many examples of the leftistse violence over the years. it has stepped up massively d since donald trump came on the scene.e i've been stunned after the second bernie sanders supporter in the last month to either commit mass murder or attempt to commit mass murder. the response through the media is well, donald trump -- he shares some of the blame. he called hillary "crooked hillary." for one thing, give me a break. you can't call a rival politician a crook and a liar? go back to the things harry truman said.
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go back to colonial times, and what politicians accused eachac other of. look at the audiences who are listening to this. you go back centuries. violence in this country has always come from the left. political violence has. some presidential assassinations, the guy thoughtl he was the king of england. william mckinley had taken or cheated him or something. of the political assassination or political presidential assassinations, it comes from the political left. al sharpton in the 1990s, he gives a speech outside freddy'si a guy runs into the store and kills seven people. al sharpton speaks at a funeral in crown heights. there are mobs reaching through. and two people are killed. the anti-donald trump hate map, and immigration website has put out, it's stunning. it's a map of the united states.
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you get police reports. i have a link to it. we are talking about blood and violence against trump supporters. they have one thing in common. >> sean: obama, hillary, the the top democrat. isis pose. a severed head. not a peep out of them. >> they are saying "fascists, bigots, white supremacists." some segment of the liberal audience is mentally unbalanced and do have homicidal rages. the respectable left is intentionally ginning up this psychotic left. that's what we are seeing. no soft stuff. >> sean: ann coulter. great column.n. we love having you on. when we come back, the democrats -- some want nancy pelosi to step down as the house minority leader. i think we should stand with nancy tonight. we do not want her to leave. i'll explain. we will get reaction from
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♪ >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." the democrats have lost all four special elections and in the wake of these devastating defeats, some democrats are saying it's time for congresswoman nancy pelosi to step down. i am saying stand with nancy. the president tweeted that. he said "i certainly hope the democrats dot not force nancy pelosi out. that would be very bad for the republican party. by the way, please let crying chuck stay as well."
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here's something that may shock some people. i don't want nancy to leave. or chuck. stay right where youa are. here with reaction. author of a terrific new book "prince cafe" joining us now, fox business host, lou dobbs. our friend. how are you doing? >> i am great. how are you doing? >> sean: i think i make you laugh more than any other person in this building. >> when you talk about pelosi and keeping her, we really are caught in a conundrum here. >> sean: there is no conundrum, keep her. >> it's a tough call. >> sean: stand with nancy! stand with her. >> here are a few thoughts about nancy, we all remember "pass it, we will let you read it." but she said today. listen to this. i am a master legislator. i am a strategic, politically astute leader. said the woman that has lostto more than 60 democratic seats in the house since she has been leader.s
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a speaker or minority leader. it's extraordinary. she says, i have respect -- this is my favorite -- i respect any opinion that my members have, but my decision is not up to them, doggone it. you've got to admire her humility. >> sean: [laughs] that's what i do. do you think releasing the trump -- tweeting out as he did, do you think when he said "hey, james, better not lie. there might be some taping." it's not him -- i knew it wasn't him. what a shot at the deep state. >> of course it was. >> sean: any of us can be surveilled, unmasked. the espionage act violated. raw intelligence i thought it was a double hit by the president. very smart and strategic.c. >> absolutely. he kept the deep state off balance throughout those weeks.
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it was quite ambiguous as to whether he had or did not have those tapes in the white house. can i give you one more pelosi quote? non sequitur in this discussion? may i, sean? >> sean: like i have any control over you. >> [laughs] well, you do, indeed. she said, "how long i stay is not up to them. i think i'm worth the trouble, quite frankly." i think that sums up her entire career in the leadership in the house. she thinks she's worth the trouble. >> sean: well said. lou. dobbs. on our sister network, up next, in this busy news night tonight, here on "hannity"... >> we will hopefully get something done and it will be something with heart. and a very meaningful. >> sean: the president earlier today talking about the gop's health care plan that was unveiled before the senate.
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♪ >> we have a thing called health care, it may be circulating on the outside as we discussed. i think it will come out -- obamacare is a disaster. it's dead.
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we will hopefully get something done and it will be somethingde with heart. and very meaningful. >> sean: that was the president earlier today promising a health care bill with heart, to replace obamacare. here now with reaction. secretary tom price. so so you have four senators. good to see you. rand paul, ted cruz, mike lee and senator ron johnson ofof wisconsin. the biggest complaint is this a new entitlement as it relates to the expansion of medicare? >> medicaid. i don't believe so it all. what you are seeing is a movement toward a system that will allow patients and families and doctors to make decisions. it will give states the flexibility. to set up the medicaid program as they deem to bem most appropriate which is much more responsive to those folks in their states. greater choices to patients,ve what kind of coverage do they want for themselves, we will make certain that everything alc american has the opportunity to
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purchase that kind of coverage and we will provide a transition to this system, the presidentprs absolutely adamant -- make it so individuals are able to prepare for whatever the new plan is and whatever the more responsivet plan is. >> sean: and for example, it repeals the taxes but, first few years, the subsidies continue -- i know rand was saying why not stop that now? it would go on in perpetuity, i know states would be paying a larger percentage. repeals funding for abortion and the employer and individual mandates. those are good things, in my opinion. we had the flexibility -- >> will it be everything that everybody wants?t absolutely not. we have 52 senators. we are working to try to make certain it's able to pass thece senate. and have the house supported. it moved us in such a betterun direction than where we are right now. remember where we are.
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over a third of the counties in this nation were not going to have any choice for obamacare. >> sean: there's no choice. it has to be done. >> we have prices, premiums, deductibles going up. with people with an insurance card, but no care. where we are right now is in a terrible place in the individual and small group market. that is what we are trying to fix. >> sean: will this allow for the health care cooperatives, like my friend in wichita, a kansas? will this allow for health savings accounts, and do you have discretion to make this bill better as the presidenttt suggested? you would be able to make a lot of moves unilaterally? >> this is incredibly importan. the bill is not the only plan. what we are able to do and try to do as we speak at the department, to give statesto greater flexibility and make it so folks are able to purchase that kind of cooperativele coverage that they desire for to make it so the medicaid system is responsive to individuals and states because
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the states are designing it. not having washingtonto dictate the folks on what program they must have. the entire holistic constellation of activities, we are moving in such a better direction. the american people are going to be appreciated of the factng that they will be the ones in charge. not washington, d.c.. >> sean: secretary price, we look forward to making that better.. we appreciate you being with us. >> thank you, sean. >> sean: very important question of the day when we come back. it has to do with the mental health and well-being of two of my colleagues in this industry. ♪ this is boris calvo. boris grows mind-blowing coffee. and because we pay him a fair price, he improves his farm and invest in his community to make even better coffee. all for a smoother tasting cup. green mountain coffee.
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11:00 pm and twitter, let us know what you think. as all the time we had this evening on this program. always fair, always bounce. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight," they learn nothing after 2010 or after 2014 or even after this past presidential election in 2016. but now after losing four straight house special elections, just this spring, some democrats are finally realizing what has been obvious for a while. you can't win elections unless you're running on something. normal people don't seem to care for nancy pelosi. after their party's shocking defeat in tuesday's race in georgia, several prominent democrats conceded it might be time to find an actual message, maybe even a new leader in