to the show that is the sworn and totally sincere enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. the great sean hannity is live from new york city.y, have a great night, see you tomorrow. ♪ >> sean: welcome to "hannity." we start with a fox news alert. coming up tonight, rush limbaugh will be here. as moments away. first president trump wrapped up a massive rally in the all-important state of ohio, and cincinnati, where he just roasted the uninspiring radical far left field of democrats that want to replace him. coming up, we are going to show you how president trump responded to his 2020 rivals and we will break down last night's debate, two nights, basically another complete and utter train wreck. but first, we do turn to another major, damning developing story surrounding america's most holier than thou, super patriot, knows better than all of us, jim comey. "the hill"'s john solomon is reporting that the doj inspector general,
michael horowitz, has in fact refered james comey for possible prosecution. this has now tonight been confirmed by the fox news channel. the full horowitz report is now imminent, its contents, i am told, should horrify every american. according to solomon, the report will conclude that the fired fbi director, jim comey, leaked classified information, and showed a lack of candor. let me break this down. he violated 18 usc 793. that's a felony. that's called the espionage act. and he lied over and over again. look at your screen. james comey likely broke all of those laws, at least four, according the fox news legal analyst, our friend, gregg jarrett. you might remember, you know papadopoulos has been on the show, and his wife, he had to go to jail for a couple of weeks? he was convicted of lying. he went to jail. lieutenant general flynn, convicted of lying, he is awaiting sentencing even though, interestingly enough, the fbi
agents who interviewed him didn't think he was lying. but after he couldn't afford his attorneys and he was going bankrupt and had to sell his home and after being set up by a bragging super patriot jim comey, laughing at the fact that he was taking advantage on day four of the new administration, something he would never do in the obama or bush administrations, after his deputy andrew mccabe told lieutenant flynn you don't need a lawyer. that's how super patriot treats a veteran, by the way, in and he brags about setting him up. also, michael cohen, remember him? convicted of lying. paul manafort, convicted of lying. yes, they are all facing jail and so is paul manafort. tonight, james comey seems to be getting a free pass, at least for now. however, the investigations into fisa abuse, the origins of
russia which hunt and probe our ongoing. so while super patriot james comey appears to be dodging charges right now, i'm told by my sources tonight this is just a tip of what is a giant iceberg of corruption. here with a lot more, he broke the story, he is the executive vice president of reporter john solomon is with us. after your report last night, i did my own digging and i made a lot of phone calls and i'm like, okay, so, if, in fact, they believe that he was going to be prosecuted, the attorney general has declined, i understand there is a real deeper reason for it. that's what you are reporting tonight. >> yeah, listen, there are two reasons. this isn't a very strong case if you're going to court in a jury in new york city or washington, d.c. it has some complexities to it that doesn't make it easy for a jury to understand, but the bigger question here is, is the fbi director's testimony about the fisa process and the russian investigation accurate? did he do his job when he signed
the fisa warrant? is that fisa warrant falls? was there a fraud perpetrated on the court and the american public to get access to the donald trump campaign and target it for surveillance? those are the more important and weightier questions that attorney general barr and john durham and inspector general michael horowitz are weighing. we should look for it. he's the thing for everyone to watch. if this is going to get serious at some point, john durham is going to have to impanel the grand jury. the thing we should all be watching for, does the grand jury get impaneled, do the subpoenas go out, that'll be the sign the that the department is looking at criminal activity here right now, there's no sign of that. that's what i'm going to be watching for the next couple weeks. >> sean: usually they tried to hide the fact if they are going to impanel the grand jury. we know james comey was literally worn in multiple occasions. you broke a least one of those stories about ten days before call me signed the first fisa warrant in october 2016 before the election.
he was also warned we know by bruce ohr as was everybody else. there are potentially other cases where he was warned about the dossier not being verified, it being political, but that's only one path. now, in the mueller report, correct me if i'm wrong, the professor joseph misfud, he was, in fact, they thought he was a russian agent. we found out he was a western intelligence guy. then you have you have stefan halper, he's spying on carter page, sam clovis, and papadopoulos. who set that up? do we know who was involved or not? was intelligence farmed out to other countries, allied countries, because it would have been otherwise illegal to do it in this country and they were circumventing american law to do so? >> i can report absolutely that the durham investigators have now obtained an audiotape deposition of joseph misfud where he describes his work, why
he targeted papadopoulos, who directed him to do that, what directions he was given, and why he set that entire process of introducing george papadopoulos to russia in motion. in march of 2016, which is really the flash point, the starting point of this whole russia collusion narrative. i can also confirm that the senate judiciary committee has also obtained that deposition so you and you now have a senate and a federal prosecutor. >> sean: are there tapes? i've been hearing rumors about tapes involving papadopoulos. is that true as well? >> well, we know there are transcripts. you've had many members of congress on your show talking about it. those transcripts would suggest there is tapes. we will eventually see the words that george papadopoulos used and whether the fbi properly disclosed evidence of innocence to the fisa court. my sources tell me there's a big problem there. that happened on james comey's watch. >> sean: great reporting. john solomon, thank you. also, thanks to judicial watch, last night we first learned fbi
agents actually showed up in james comey's house one month after he was fired. why? to collect the confidential, yes, maybe illegal memos about the president that he had and that comey effectively stole from the government. so let's get this straight just to sum it up. super patriot jim comey stole classified materials from the government and leaked that information to the press through a professor friend of his. let's eat, premeditated fraud, lied to a court, unverifiable evidence that he never tried to verify, lying to judges on multiple occasions, then aligned to the president, spying on the trump campaign, the trump transition team, and then president trump. that would be called abuse of power. clearly major crimes seemingly committed and tonight, james comey, well, he knows better than we smelly walmart shoppers and trump voters, he will be held accountable. that i will assure you.
also tonight, more breaking news. this is about bruce ohr's 302s. here to explain, judicial watch president, fox news contributor, sara carter. just to explain it 302, this is the written memorandum of understanding agents when they interview specific witnesses. is that a good way to put it? >> absolutely. that's exactly how to put it. that's exactly a witness. they go back, they file their notes, and they verify those agents, and they are set into the system. they become a part of the fbi's collection of evidence. >> sean: let's talk about what you found, tom fitton. the 302s a bruce ohr, we've been waiting for that information for quite a while. what are we likely to discover? >> well, there was a lot of corruption going on at the fbi through bruce ohr who worked at the justice department.
we sued for them last september of 2018. they have been delaying the release of them and they finally told the court they're going to give them to us by monday and these 302s document bruce ohr's communications, after christopher steele was cut off by the fbi, a, from funding, the fbi was paying christopher steele during the campaign, just like the clinton campaign and the dnc were. and so, they had to cut him off so they used bruce ohr as a cut out. they cut him off because he was leaking. so they used bruce ohr as a cut out because his wife worked over there at fusion gps with steele as well. so steele was laundering his information about trump through the doj into the fbi and a really secretive, dishonest fashion. obviously those fisa courts were not kept abreast of this. i'll tell you, the justice
department has delayed the release of this information. the fbi has delayed the release of this information. my perspective on john's reporting, it's disheartening to hear that james comey steals records, leaks them in order to get the special counsel appointed. and the justice department thinks it is no big deal. >> sean: wrote about christians rca? >> i know that's what the signs are and i hope something good happens but if they can get -- >> sean: i wouldn't jump the gun on barr decision. i'm having too many people tell me that this is way bigger and he's far deeper into this than anybody probably knows at this moment. i do want to ask one question as a follow-up to what tom fitton said, sara, we do know also that after he was fired for lying and leaking, we do know that he was trying to use ohr to still funnel information to the special counsel robert mueller. we don't have any indication
whether or not he was successful but he was certainly trying and trying particularly hard. >> that's exactly what he was doing. and sean, the complexity of this, and what bothers me, too, it's the same thing that tom was talking about. it's the bigger picture here. you have all of these people working in concert with one thing in mind, and that is to get rid of president trump you that is to find some way to implicate him and to connect him to russia and if you look at what just happened right now, even with comey, and i sure hope that what we are hearing is true, that they intend to look at the full scope of this because americans will not accept a two-tiered justice system. they can't just watch comey walk away and not have to pay any price for this unless there's something else happening. i've been hearing that john durham is working diligently. they are not classifying his investigation yet as a criminal investigation. >> sean: i heard the words,
they are not going for the low-hanging fruit here, and that information they consider to be low-hanging fruit. >> let me tell you, they went after the low hanging -- i don't know what that means either. they sure didn't have a problem going for a low-hanging fruit -- >> sean: the low-hanging fruit meaning that's the easy stuff but the stuff that is more severe is where they are going. >> you prosecute someone on an easy charge where, he admits to leaking information in the hopes of getting bigger information from them. to separate the two out -- >> sean: there might come that point. i don't think they are there. >> i don't know why they would do that before they finish the investigation then. >> sean: i got the sense that they are not going to start with the smallest and weakest part of the case. they are going to start with the strongest part of their case. that's what was told to me. thank you both. we are going to follow this day by day, issue by issue. the amazing thing is, we have a situation with the very same people, hillary clinton, if any of us violated the espionage
act, top secret classified information on a secret server, that violates all the laws that gregg jarrett, we talked about earlier, they save her from certain prosecution, i promise you i wouldn't take subpoenaed documents and destroy them the way she did. then they had conspiracy theorists, they would leak the dirty dossier that was never verified that people, hacks in the press, like msdnc, got out to "the washington post," before the election to impact the election and "the new york times" actually says it was probably russian disinformation from day one. when you really think deeply about that, and then they try to bludgeon trump with their insurance policy afterwards, knowing the bulk of information is unverifiable, yeah, we've got a lot to unpeel here in terms of the onion. we will have more throughout the show but now, let's turn to the radical socialist 2020 dumpster fire which is the democratic party. you have fake news cnn programming, well, it's usually pretty bad. they usually have a hard time
getting a million people even in one given hour. that's pretty bagged for a big cable channel. last night's debate, it took failure to a whole new level. like a train wreck, sad, hard to look away from. in case you are one of the few hundred million americans that didn't tune in your, here's a small sample of the things you might've missed. >> we can no longer allow a white nationalist to be in the white house. >> i can talk to those white women in the suburbs and explain to them what white privilege actually is. that when there son is walking down the street with a bag of m&ms in his pocket wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects them from not being shot. >> we need to do everything we can to start removing the climate in the right direction but we also need to start moving our people to higher ground. >> would there be any place for fossil fuels including coal and fracking and in a biden administration? >> no. we would work it out. we would make sure it's eliminated. >> the first thing i'm going to do when i'm president is i'm going to clorox the oval office.
>> we lost the state of michigan because everybody from republicans or russians were targeting the suppression of african-american voters. >> sean: that's only the tip of the debate of what happened here. oddly enough, though what you didn't hear during two nights, five hours of debates on fake news cnn was the name robert mueller. not a single time. now, look, this is the same network that for over two years, every second, minute, hour of every day, nonstop, breathless, hysterical coverage, mueller speculation including, yes, coverage every day. not one word about mueller. the special counsel. at all of these debates. maybe that's because the new democratic poll, and of course the media's in the democratic camp, an extension of the press office, it sews support for impeaching president trump taking.
it proves the russia hoax, mueller, that is dead, gone, buried. we told you that a long time ago. but let's not lose sight of a very important fact that was confirmed in last night's debate. there are no moderates running in the democratic party. there just aren't. it's radical and even more radical. green new deal, medicare for all, maybe no health care choices. but free health care for illegal immigrants. candidates on stage have big plans for all of your hard-earned money. this is a new radical extreme socialist democratic party. without oil and gas, the lifeblood of our economy, and a matter of weeks, the american dream will collapse. as a matter of fact, last night proved that even president obama, as bad as he was as president, is too moderate for this new scary crop of candidates. let's be clear. the left-wing media mob doesn't care when democrats push their baseless conspiracy theories or promote their wild socialist policies or pal around with bigots and they don't seem to care about virulent
anti-semites like louis farrakhan. but criticizing obama? if that used to be strictly prohibited. take a look. >> is it a smart strategy to attack the obama administration? >> i watched all night long in disbelief, in disbelief as nearly everyone of them on that stage went after joe biden/barack obama. insanity. >> i just don't fundamentally get the strategy of going after the most popular democratic president in modern memory. >> back off of obama and his legacy. there are other ways you can go at joe biden without taking out barack obama. >> i'm wondering why people who want votes from democrats spend all last night trashing barack obama. >> in trying to go after the front runner, joe biden, they would even sacrifice trying to throw barack obama in front of the bus, which does not show real stability and self-confidence. it really shows desperation. >> sean: joining us now, former secret service agent and fox news contributor,
dan bongino. fox news correspondent at large geraldo rivera. geraldo, we don't always agree on everything. but when you take the green new deal and you take -- obama's not liberal enough for this crowd on stage, and illegal immigrants, everything's free, no oil and gas, no combustion engine, how do you beat donald trump with that agenda? because even sleepy crazy crazy uncle joe is buying into it. >> starting with vice president biden, i think it's pretty clear that he has kind of a mueller-esque senior citizen tempo to everything he says. he seems really, and i say this with respect and affection for his service to his country, but joe biden seems to have lost a step. and when you look at the others and the radical agenda, i agree. if it wasn't for tulsi gabbard, she stole the show. she was practical. she was reasonable, she was focused. she really, i thought, did the best job of any of them out
there. the others were all over the place and the way they attacked joe biden, i mean, they should have been arrested for attempted mugging. >> sean: oh, jeez. [laughs] i don't know how to react to that. dan? >> well, what you saw last night, let's be clear. was a manifesto on how to destroy america. we talked about confiscatory tax rates, destruction of our economy, sowing racial discord, i don't know if you caught it, did you catch the endless attacks on law enforcement? you would've thought last night on that stage that the real enemy in this country was our police officers. that was a manifesto on how to destroy the country. it's now clear that the candidates running for president, outside of an isolated few who displayed some sense of sanity, have entirely given up on america. everything that makes this country great, economic freedom, health care liberty, the idea of some kind of racial harmony, all of that was thrown out of the window last night in that
really pathetic display. it was disturbing. >> sean: doesn't it come down -- at the end of the day, let's be realistic. polls don't tell the whole story but it's biden, it's kamala, it's warren, it's sanders, anybody you see breaking throughout all beyond that group of four? >> i think that watching kamala harris get absolutely tongue-tied when tulsi gabbard went after her for arresting people who smoke pot, 1500 of them in penitentiary in california during her term as attorney general, for pot smoking and low-level dealing of marijuana, i think when you saw kamala harris become so tongue-tied, here was a woman who last session, you know, now a senator from california, of course, last lesson she was the darling of the media appeared she was the one that took on joe biden. she was the one who was going to carry this brave new deal forward against president trump, but as soon as she was confronted by tulsi gabbard, she seemed to dissolve.
tulsi was much more innovative, a military veteran, a polynesian samoan. the first -- she's a hindu. i mean, this is walking, talking diversity. she had them all looking at her tailpipes. but in terms of who are they are going to put against president trump, remember, it's not going to be 20 against trump, it's going to be one against trump. which of them could hold their own against him? i don't see any of them really having the wherewithal. >> sean: you see anybody besides, the one where you, kamala, warren, sanders, anybody else? >> i don't. i usually debate and disagree but i think he was right about biden. whether it's fair or not, when you are an older candidate, you have to be crisp. you just have to be crisp on stage or people are going to
make judgments about your age and i think he just wasn't sharp last night, biden. >> sean: that's probably the best you are going to get out of biden. that's the best. i think you are probably right. i don't think it's going to get better for him. all right, thank you both. got to roll. when we come back, you don't want to miss rush limbaugh, a special anniversary for him and we are going to ask him about the democratic debate, the squad, comey, mueller, and what he thinks happens in 2020. ♪ as a doctor, i agree with cdc guidance. i recommend topical pain relievers first... like salonpas patch large. it's powerful, fda-approved to relieve moderate pain, yet non-addictive and gentle on the body. salonpas. it's good medicine. hisamitsu.
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is rush limbaugh. 31 years. >> it's flat out amazing. the time has raced by on certain things and other days it's just been slow and plodding. but man, i am blessed.il it's such a great opportunity to have to be able to talk about these things that really matter to the future of the country with so many millions of people. it's really been an honor and it's ongoing. i mean, there's still nothing i do that i get more enjoyment out of than this. also appearing on fox. i've been very blessed to be invited here by you and i can't thank you enough for having me on. >> sean: rush, i think you got the greatest compliment ever from mary matalin. i think it was after the clinton years, she goes, i don't know how we would've survived but you being there every day. i think a lot of conservatives, including myself, feel that way. >> well, it's been a lot of time
but it's interesting if you go back, it started in 1988, and in 1988, there was nothing but the three networks and the two big newspapers and cnn. in terms of conservatism in the media, it would probably be "the national review," william buckley's magazine, bob terrell, that was it. the think tanks, of course, but none of them were media. and for four years, there was nothing. it was me and me on tv. then you got your show and other conservatives started to appear in radio engine and it just built and built and finally fox goes on the air in 1996 but during the clinton campaign, not to brag, but mary matalin was right. there was nothing else except us on the radio doing battle with that and it's amazing to think back to all the things that have happened and where we are. i played a clip t of myself tody on charlie rose. in 1992, this is 27 years ago,
and i'm talking, he wants to know why i think radical environmentalists are actually socialists and he thinks i'm full of it. he's having a lot of fun with me, he's laughing. this is the days when these people use to invite me on theie shows when they thought i wass harmless and fun like a circus act to have on. but these people had no idea of the seriousness that we brought to this, but 26, 27 years ago, and here today, in that debate last night, andrew yang, i think -- i can't believe this has not gotten more reaction. andrew yang said, we are too late. we don't have time anymore. it's time to move our people to higher ground. talking about climate change. to higher ground. >> sean: [laughs] >> stop and think about that. move our people to higher c ground. jay inslee then came out and admitted what all of this climate change is. he said every progressive
liberal issue is wrapped up in climate change, and it is. climate change is what allows them to poison the minds ofha young kids, to blame people for causing a problem and then offer them redemption. make them feel like they have meaning in their lives by saving the planet. it's gotten to the point, these people actually have convinced people that we can change the weather. that we can change the temperature. and none of this is true. it's literal lunacy and insanity that has become mainstream on that side of the aisle and they are going down the tubes with it. it's remarkable. it's remarkable. i watched the debate last night. i'm on the floor laughing through so much of it. you know it's bad when rahm emanuel has to go on tvtv today and criticize these peoplb for being nuts with this agenda. i mean, gloria borger on cnn, where was the inspiration? where was the inspiration?
there isn't any inspiration. people need to understand how the democrats see americans. this is the thing that just boggles my mind. they look out over this landscape, they see nothing but suffering. they don't see anybody other than in pain, victims of this, victims of that. then they position themselves as the people who are going to fix it and yet even with the other people, us, who have caused all of this misery and there isn't anything they talk about that involves improving life. they talk about jobs, not careers. they doot not offer anybody anything uplifting and they haven't created a group of voters that even thinks uplifting. their voter group is mired in all types of misery, injustice, to the point they are covering up george washington murals in san francisco. rather than cleaning the human feces off the streets out there. it's an amazing thing to see how this is all transforming.
your guests just before me on this show, stop and think of it. three years ago, nobody thought the donald trump could win.. i'm talking about in the mainstream. the media, the washington establishment, nobody thought he could win. tonight, nobody thinks anybody on that democratic debate stage could win. in just three years, we have gone from a candidate that everybody was laughing at him thinking had no prayer and wasn't even serious about winning to now, nobody on the democratic side, they are asking michelle obama to get in and save us.re if they are doing that, that's a tantamount admission that nobody is running has the slightest chance of aye prayer. >> sean: let me ask you, my buddy, bill cunningham, you know bill from cincinnati, radio talk show host, great guy, funny. he is telling me they will linei up at 6:00 in the morning to seh the president.
i was -- you were gracious enough. you invited me to your wedding. the only people you see lined up around the block for long periods of time usually can sing well, play piano, or guitar. explain the trump phenomenon versus what we are seeing here. >> well, the trump phenomenon why people have glommed onto him, it goes back, i think, to the differences that the democrats and us, that we have in the way we see the country. we conservatives, and i'm gonna take the opportunity of this stellar appearance tonight to remind people who the conservatives are. i we love everybody. we love people. we see a sea a potential as we look out over the country. we want people to be the best they can be. we want people to be happy. we realize what a blessed opportunity it is to be born in the united states of america and we want everybody to maximize
their potential because that's how you get a great country. that's how you get great innervation, that's how you get great modernization, great h military, how you get a great anything. it's great people. it's the people of this country who make it work. now, the democratic party, that's just a foreign language to them. those kind of people stop and think, those people are of no use to the democrats. the democrats are threatened by people who can rely on themselves. they are threatened by people who can take care of themselves. they are threatened by people because those people are not dependent. those people are not going to be in need. those people and are running around trying to figure out who it is that is responsible for their unhappiness and their misery. they are too busy taking advantage of the blessed opportunity to live in this country and not everybody is but the point is, we have freedom to be and do whatever we want. the democrats want to put obstacles in people's way. the left wants to shackle people.
they don't believe in people. they don't believe in freedom and liberty because they don't trust people. they think most people are decrepit and dishonest and racist, sexist, bigoted homophobes. it's such a gigantic contrast. i don't know how in the world anybody on that side thinks that they are going to put together a majority to win a national election with that kind of an agenda. anyone that thinks america is not great, not exceptional, immoral or unjust, and has been since our founding, how do you feel that this is a genuine kind of serious movie movement on that attitude about the country? >> sean: stay right there. rush, his 31st anniversary. he is with us for the rest of the hour. we will ask him about the comey news and of course, socialism and the election 2020 as we continue tonight. stay with us. ♪ ♪[upbeat music]
♪ >> sean: we now continue on the 31st anniversary of the rush limbaugh show. rush limbaugh, we talked about this phenomenon where people will wait in the pouring rain 20 hours to see donald trump. >> that's because trump appeals to people in the way that i just talked about. he appeals to people's better interest. this is what people don't understand about all trump had to get caught up in the tweets, they get caught up in all the manners that he supposedly doesn't have and yet the man touches everybody's hearts, talking about greatness, talking about inspiration and aspirational living, being great.
everybody wants that. everybody wants to improve their lives and their families for them self. he touches me, he's got a bond with his voters that nobody can break. he's got a bond that is innate. not everybody can create this bond.t there's not a democrat on that stage either night that has any kind of a bond with anybody in the democratic party. trump is untouchable. there's not one person on that democratic stage the last two nights that i can even be on stage with trump and not be overshadowed simply by his presence before he opens his mouth. >> sean: but still, rush, we follow elections.. this is our life. this is what we do. for any republican to win the presidency, they always have to thread the needle. florida, north carolina, mark meadows' state, ohio, you've got to pick off michigan, pennsylvania, it's not ever going to be easy and there's always that appeal, oh, we will take all of your fear way and everything will be taken care of. >> well, you know, i guess maybe
i've been at this for so long and i do have to remind myself that they have a lot of supporters. that's one of the scary things. you watch the debate last night and you hear this lunacy. it was lunacy. it was genuine -- if you can define normalcy in any which way we have in common, those people are lunatics.ho and then you realize that people are applauding it. i was worried about a 20 years ago when people would laugh and nobody's ever going to believe that, they said. w and now, here we are. they do believe it. i understand the threat here. and let me give you an example of where i think we have a golden opportunity. tulsi gabbard came out of nowhere last night because she reamed kamala harris. now what is the media doing today?ht i love this. guess what? to explain tulsi gabbard, they are saying that she's actually working with the russians who
are still working with trump and her game plan is to become a third-party independent candidate to split the democratic vote. they started this russian insanity and now they are wedded to it. they can't let go of it. and there's nothing in it for them on this. there is no winning with it, i don't believe. now, i'm not a political professional. n when you talk about threading the needle in all of these states, i just say, just have trump be trump. just appeal to people and their better interest and he can permeate this noise like he did in 2016. >> sean: three words i want to throw at you. green new deal. >> well, it's a trick.ne the green deal, even alexandria ocasio-cortez, her chief of staff, admitted that it's not about the climate. it's not about the weather. it's an economic plan.
and it is. it's designed to get massive federal power, grow the federal government, under the pretense that average americans cannot be left to live their lives without ruining things, especially in democratic party. it's unaffordable, it will never happen, and the premise behind it is bogus. there is no man made climate change. there is nothing we can do to stop whatever the weather is going to do. we can't make it warmer, we can't make it colder. we can't change hurricanes directions, we can't dissipate them. we can't create them. and yet, they are campaigning and trying to convince the people, i mean, look at millennials. it's really sad it is a lot of young people who really think this planet is not going to be habitable by the time they hit 65.ot these people are ruininge people's lives. they're ruining their futures all in pursuit of power for themselves. it's disgusting on one level to
me. and i think we need to be calleo out and i think this stuff needs to be said point blank to them because the media it is not going to do it. the media is their best buddies and their support group. it's a big battle. i'm just optimistic, i'm confident that these people can be beat because they are getting nuttier and nuttier every day. they are demonstrating it. we don't have to tell people that. they are showing is. >> sean: it's never been easier.. in that sense, you're right. 31st anniversary of rush limbaugh.ev we will ask him about mueller, the deep state, the witch hunt, the media mob, much more, straight ahead. stay with us. ♪ the media mob, much more, straight ahead. stay with us.
joining us, the rush limbaugh. 31 years broadcast excellence. this is a milestone. i remember when i first heard about you, i was -- i started in radio 1987. i was in a college radio station. this guy comes up to me and says have you ever heard of this guy rush limbaugh? you created a huge fire storm out there in. it was a barbecue place that boycotted you and you sent all of your listeners into the barbecue place and they came back. so, 31 years, it's amazing accomplishment and you are right. >> you were one of my first guest host, sean. we kind of been in this all together. we've been connected since this all started. it's -- look, i know time is limited here. sometimes people accuse me ofl being a little too pollyannaish and not aware of some of the pitfalls, you just talked about threading the needle. i'm not naive. i know how difficult it is. i'm not trying to claim this is going to be easy. i want people to look at the
democrats. i'm sick and tired of being afraid of these people.s. i'm sick and tired of people acting intimidated by democrats, especially this current crop.et there is no reason to fear these people. i know they have the media onti their side. donald trump doesn't fear them. donald trump doesn't let them intimidate him. donald trump is showing how people on our side can win for the first time in many, many years that i've been doing this. he is showing people every day how to win and there is an art to knowing how to win, not just playing the games and not being on the stage. and the democrats are making themselves gigantic targets,th this russia thing has blown up in their face. the media is not telling anybody, but it has. they've got nothing. all the lawsuits are being thrown out now. cohen was thrown out, there is nothing. we've been in a race. this is with comey, i know everybody is upset and it looks like comey is going to walk. i have faith. i faith that the people doing this investigation are going to
hold these people accountable. for three years, two years, we've been hearing that all of this is going to come to fruition and a lot of people are frustrated, disappointed. they were today when it was said that comey is not going to be prosecuted, for all reasons, because he didn't intend to do it. there has to be accountability here.en and i think that it's going to happen at great timing for the 2020 election. let's just see. >> sean: i agree with all that. i actually see similarities between you and trump. let me tell you what two of them are. number one, you've got to be able to take a punch. you paved the way for a lot of us that are conservatives in the media. you have taken more than your fair share. and then, you've got to fight for what you believe. my biggest criticism of republicans is that they areh weak, a lot of them, and timid and afraid to do what you do b every day. to do what trump is doing. you're right. showing them the way.
just fight for what you say you were going fight for. >> well, look.t they're two different things going on. i don't have to get votes. you and i can succeed with people hating us. or disliking us. >> sean: there's a lot of them, rush. [laughter] >> people who need to win elections, people that don't like you don't vote for you. so i understand the reticence. but i think it can be overcome with attitude and confidence. this fear of being called a racist, everyone needs to get over that now because all of use are r racists. everybody's racist. they can't talk about anybody now without labeling them as racist. this thing that trump did about baltimore, it's about time this stuff is called out! the democrats that run cities or towns or states with one party rule, those places are suffering greatly. the people there are suffering. drug addiction, they're
suffering drug infestation and they are suffering filth and nobody ever calls them out on it because you can't because the democrats supposedly are the ones with compassion so you can't criticize them. the heck with that. they deserve to be criticized. they deserve to be called out. it was cummings himself 20 years ago, everybody has seen the video now, who referred to his own city as drug-infested and nobody said it was racist back then. trump is really showing a lot of people how to take these people on. you know, we've got this never trumper problem that i think is kind of like an elephant or a fly on an elephant's [bleep] but people make it out to be bigger than it is because these were supposedly the intellectual leaders of our party. they've been rendered irrelevant. they they know it. they are probably goingg to a vote democrat if they had a chance simply because, how are they going to sell cruises now? for 20 years, they thought they
were the intellectual leaders of conservatism and they never got much done. i know we are out of time. i'm sorry. i like being here. >> sean: no, i should have just given you the whole hour. 31 years. i just want to tell people one fact. when you started in syndicationo there were less than 200 talk radio stations in america. now there are thousands. rush, happy anniversary. thank you for being with us. >> thanks, sean. >> sean: when we come back, more "hannity," right after this. ♪ . .
>> sean: that's all the time we have left this evening. as always, we thank you, you make this show and rush's show and all of our shows possible. it's like a wheel, we want to save the country from the w insanity of green new deal and socialism and this media mob that is out there trying to literally support what wouldt be
the destruction of this economyi we are all needed. it's hands on deck. biggest choice election in our lifetime, let not your heart be troubled. laura ingraham starts right now. i worked so hard that hour, i'm exhausted. rush was great. he's great. >> laura: a rock. any hour of the day. people forget, you are on three hours a day, i used to be on three hours a day and then i got ndsanity. any hour of the day, you call hannity and his monologue is going.any hour of the day. rush, same thick. it is unbelievable. >> sean: it's amazing, this is a phenomenon. talk radio is the number one format, laura, as you know, in all of radio. he starts in 1988, there are