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every week night, 8:00 p.m., they showed that it is and will always be the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. good night from washington, d.c. to new york we go, sean hannity is next. >> sean: welcome to "hannity," we begin tonight with a fox news alert. earlier today, as we have accurately predicted right here on this show, the inspector general released the first in what will be a series of damning reports regarding a variety of topics. now, today's report, as we have previously told you, this is the small, baby one. very narrow in scope, dealing specifically with only one issue, that is former fbi director jim comey and his memos. in just a moment, we will break down all the details in what was a devastating rebuke of the former fbi director. today's narrow ig report is, yeah, small in scope, the big
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report by the inspector general on fisa abuse is expected to be detailed, brutal, and devastating in its conclusions. we can tell you, we expect that report to determine that those fisa warrants, the four warrants on carter page, the back door spying on the trump campaign, transition, then presidency, where, in fact, illegally obtained. that's what we are expecting. remember, comey signed three of the four applications, and the original one, which was october 2016, before the election. but he told before something else in january before he became president. today, they released only a narrow sliver of information, and it's brutal, a small part of what will be coming in the weeks ahead. still to report, a stunning and harsh rebuke to the former fbi director, but let's be clear, this report is exactly what, a few weeks ago, we told you exactly what it would be. we were not wrong. narrow, limited in scope, with referrals that the ag has declined to act on.
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now, all of this we reported to you weeks ago. now, tonight, we do know james comey is, in fact, not the super patriot he claims, we know him to be a leaker and a liar. the inspector general of the department of justice found the disgrace former fbi director set a dangerous example for the 35,000 current fbi employees in today's report was an unprecedented rebuke of an fbi director surrounding his nefarious plot to seek revenge against president trump. by the way, it shows how political he was from the very get go. as it turns out, america's self-proclaimed super patriot is nothing more than a dirty, corrupt, former bureaucrat that will be in serious, significant legal jeopardy as this all unfolds. after he was fired, we know today, that he lifted sensitive -- and in some places, classified government memos
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about conversations he had with the president of the united states. and then the comey store these documents at his home and leaked these sensitive documents on the contents of them, one of the memos to the press, using a close friend, now a lawyer, as a conduit. that went to "the new york times." he also used a personal email address to disseminate classified material to his own lawyers. you are supposed to get the approval of the fbi. he didn't get that approval. among the many serious violations, let's go through the list for the inspector general found that comey's "retention, handling, dissemination of certain government memos violated the department head fbi policies and his fbi employment agreement." he did not seek authorization before providing sensitive government memos to his attorneys -- you're supposed to do that. additionally, comey didn't seek fbi authorization before providing the contents to the
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reporter at "the new york times." he told the office of the inspector general he didn't notify anyone at the fbi that he was going to share these memos with anyone. comey violated applicable policies and his employment agreement by failing to either surrender his copies of the memos to the fbi, or to seek authorization to retain them. now once he knew that the fbi had classified portions of memo, comey failed to immediately notify the fbi that he had previously given memo to trent to his attorneys. despite knowledge of that memo d information, comey did not appropriately mark memo 3 with classification banners, markings, or a classification authority block. comey violated executive order 13526, an intelligence community department and fbi policies governing marking of classified information. comey was not authorized to disclose the statements that he attributed to president trump in memo 4, which were relevant to
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the ongoing flynn investigation. comey was also in clear violation of the fbi's, well, three publicatio prepublication review policy. i can go on and on, because there are 79 pages -- 79 devastating pages -- documenting comey's gross misconduct. and this is just, as i said, this is one small sliver. this is only the tip of the iceberg. today's report is solely and a very narrowly focused on comey's illicit leaking and mishandling of sensitive government memos and retaining such. that is just one small little part of comey's web of corruption. this is the low-hanging fruit. if you're looking for the bigger picture. so while the attorney general has declined to prosecute what are clear terminal violations for now, we expect several more damning bombshell reports in the coming weeks, including the big fisa report. and as we have been mentioned,
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the investigation of fisa views will likely detail how comey and others, well, they committed premeditated fraud on the fisa court. in that case, comey swore the evidence in the fisa application was verified, that it was corroborated, that it was true, and multiple renewals similarly were verified, corroborated, and true. the warrant request was marked "verified" at the very top of the document. in other words, the fisa application, "verified," it's right there. the evidence was not true, it was not accurate, and it was never verified. in fact, we have now pointed out on this program that it was unverifiable. it claims deemed unverifiable, and when the fbi finally got around looking into the veracity of it, oh, they determined 90% plus, if not all of it, was false. yet the warrant was used as the bulk of information to get the
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warrant against carter page, but also a backdoor to spy on the communications of the trump campaign, the trump transition team, and the president. according to fox news legal analyst analyst gregg jarrett, "it can be a felony to conceal relevant information and deceive the fisa court. a half a dozen statutes make it a crime to perpetuate a fraud on the court, including deprivation of rights, 18 usc 424, perjury 18 usc 1621, 1623, and false statements 18 usc 1,001, and of course, add to that several obstruction of justice and fraud statutes that all would be applicable. those are devastating charges. comey and others could be facing in the coming weeks. but that is not all come another massive investigation, which i believe will become the biggest part of all of this abuse of power and corruption that surrounds the origin of the russian witch hunt.
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that probe now being conducted by the attorney general and by john durham is now focused on how james comey, how john brennan, james clapper, others, weaponized a powerful tool of intelligence that we entrust to these brave men and women in our intelligence community, and how they weaponized them against all things donald trump. now whether or not the obama-biden administration -- this is going to be the big question in all of this -- solicited foreign intel agencies, well, to circumvent american law, to do the spying that they can't do on the trump campaign and other americans. that would be a really serious crime. at the issue becomes, why did president obama begin a counterintelligence investigation against an incoming president? he will have to answer those questions. and now there no counterintelligence campaign, that doesn't happen, it's never conducted unless it is a president's, that means the
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president had to have knowledge, and we know from the strzok-page texting, yeah, the white house wanted to be informed every step of the way. you might also remember the odd email from susan rice to herself on the very day of trump's inauguration. remember this, she randomly documented a conversation with president obama about the russian witch hunt, writing "president obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities by the book." wow, so donald trump is being inaugurated as president, that happened weeks ago, why did she feel the need to write that cya note to self? why did she feel the need to send yourself a memo on obama's last day and trump's first day. more importantly, obama, biden, rice, lynch, brendan, clapper, comey -- wanted all of these
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people know about this counterintelligence investigation, and when did they know it? and what was the justification for it? as for super patriot jim comey, well, he is still living in that alternative reality of his. he's claiming on twitter today, and elsewhere, that today's report totally absolves him of any wrongdoing. just the opposite, jimbo. he tweeted out "i don't need the public apologies from those who defame to me but a quick message with a "sorry we lied about you would be nice." i have news for the holier-than-thou saint comey. today's ig report dedicated to his rampant misconduct, read the report, jim, the one that calls you and your actions dangerous, saying you are dangerous example for every other fbi employee that works for you. that's only one small part of the doj's ongoing effort to hold you accountable. and by the way, jim, the only thing that you should really be sorry about is i gave you my best advice.
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i told you, you have the right to remain silent. i told you to exercise that right. doebecause anything you say or o can be used against you in a court of law. joining us now with more is investigative reporter, executive vice president of "the hill," john solomon. all right, we reported -- it's funny, maybe i didn't say it loud enough, or often enough. i'm pretty good at doing that, usually. but everything that happened today, we reported what happened. that this would be the first in a series of reports. this is not the fisa investigation of inspector general horowitz. this was narrow in scope, dealing with james comey and his memos. and i thought the wording was, frankly, devastating for comey. your thoughts? >> yeah, listen, i think today is the ultimate vindication of the decision by the trump justice department to fire james comey. he was incompetent and incapable of following his own agency's
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rules, his own employment contract. this report paints a devastating picture. he took, stole, removed, secret documents, sensitive documents from the fbi. he put them in a safe. he gave them to his lawyers. one of those were classified when he gave them to the lawye lawyers. he authorized a leak. the only good sliver of information in this report for james comey is his lawyers didn't leak the classified information from the memos to the one reporter they talked to. every other step of the process here today, james comey was indicted for bad judgment, bad activities, bad violations of the fbi code of conduct. i can't remember another time in my 30 years covering the fbi that i saw an fbi director referred for prosecution and call the detriment to his agency the way he was today. it was a very bad day for james comey. >> sean: have to believe with the inspector general report, we believe - -- your sources have told you, and i know my sources have told me, that the
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inspector general has already concluded that the four applications were obtained illegally. what can you tell us about what will be the big report, not today's narrow report? >> listen, i think we ought to wait and see what ultimately comes out. you never know how these reports are ultimately ending up when they are written and reviewed, all comments coming in. i have been told there is a preponderance of evidence that all four of the fisa warrants were deeply flawed. that the representations of information being verified or not, and that they learned a lot of information from christopher steele about what the fbi knew about the flaws. that may be the headline of that report, that christopher steele made the case with the fbi that they knew what they were doing was wrong, and yet no one stepped in the way of it. that could be an interesting turn of events, but let's see what the ig reports. i think we learned a lot today, but it's the first quarter of a long football game. >> sean: all right, john solomon, thank you. today, president trump reacted on twitter to comey's report writing "perhaps never in the history of our country has someone been more thoroughly
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disgraced and excoriated than james comey in the just released inspector general's report. he should be ashamed of himself." now, in recent history, no current or former fbi director has been a singular focus of an ig report. jim comey should be ashamed. joining us now with reaction, the president's attorney jay sekulow. there are a lot of different aspects to this. i thought the words were harsh and devastating, this is a tiny sliver, he signed the three of the four fisa warrants, he also in my view is involved in protecting hillary clinton in that investigation. and what level he may have and what will the durham-bar report is anyone's business, but a counterintelligence operation has to be started by a president, that would be obama. on all three of those issues, tell us where you come down. >> well, i look at the 70 pages,
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this is a 70 pages of bad news for james comey. let's start with factual determinations by the office of inspector general, and inspector general, by the way, that was an point wow appointed by president obama. the biggest one, james comey said these were his personal recollections. here's the conclusion of the office of the inspector general. the memos were fbi records, once that determination is made, it puts in play various statute rules and regulations of the department of justice. another conclusion, from the report itself, let's use those words. comey did not seek authorization before providing memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 to his attorneys. he instructed richman to share contents of memo 4, but not the memo itself, with a reporter for "the new york times," he didn't seek fbi authorization before providing the contents of that memo to a reporter. then the conclusion, for the
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above reasons, we conclude the memos are official fbi records as defined by statute. comey's own employment contract because they are official fbi record, comey was required to handle the memos in compliance with all applicable fbi policies in terms of employment agreement, which he did not. now, how james comey is considering this a victory -- what's his victory, he barely beats out an indictment, that's a definition of victory? this is the head of the fbi, who the inspector general says was a horrible example for the fbi. >> sean: jay, the word was "dangerous." >> yeah, dangerous, which is almost an understatement here. my friend john solomon said we are in the beginning of the first quarter, we are in the pregame show. here's what everyone has to put in perspective: this was the
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head of the fbi. should have president trump fire james comey? here is 70 pages of the reason why. by the way, this was not the first time james comey has violated rules, regulations of the department of justice, we've already had reports on that. should the president have fired him? hundreds of reasons, 70 pages of which are out here. number two. this is serious investigations going on, how this whole thing started -- remember, james comey's leak is what appointed bob mueller. and we just saw, in last month, the charade of that hearing, that was going to be the crescendo of the entire russia collusion nonsense. you saw it play out in living color, in everybody's room, the people that watched it, and what did you see? they had nothing because there was nothing there. now we have the report that the guy in charge of the fbi was
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violating its policies, rules, and regulations, that is not something james comey should be celebrating. instead, he should be embarrassed. >> sean: thank you for joining us. joining us with more is fox news legal analyst gregg jarrett, judicial watch tom fitton, former deputy assistant attorney general victoria toensing, former u.s. attorney joe digenova. joe and victoria, let me start with you two. if there are different buckets here. first, your reaction to the report today. if it isn't fact true that those warrants were illegally obtained, that's pocket two. bucket three is there is no counterintelligence investigation, joseph digenova, without the president of the united states' approval. so walk us through those three areas. >> well, today we learned what we already knew: that jim comey is a liar, and he violated the law. there is no question about it. we know the warrants were
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illegally obtained. if, in fact, the fisa report is issued in its full form, there will be no prosecutions, because the comey report was held up, this one that came out today, until they decide whether or not to prosecute comey. they are going to do the same thing on the fisa report. when all is said and done, when you get to the end of the road, the issue is susan rice's generate 20th, 2018, email, where she outlines in great detail how president obama knew about, authorized, and instructed people to "operate by the book" in a counterintelligence operation against candidate trump, president-elect trump, and president trump. i want to know when is barack obama going to be interviewed by john durham and the fbi? >> sean: do you believe that will happen? >> i believe it will. i believe it must. in fact, there is no way you can finish this investigation without interviewing the former president of the united states.
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>> sean: under oath? >> the national security advisor said, bingo, he was at the head of it. >> sean: it has to be under oath? >> sure. >> it's a 1001. it doesn't matter. it's a government issue, the same kind of situation. let me just point out something, taking all of the politics and special counsel world out of this. what james comey has said, this is the new comey rule, that he thinks is just fine. if an fbi agent takes evidence to a prosecutor and says i think you should start an investigation, and the prosecutor says, no, i'm not going to pursue this, then the fbi agent is allowed to go to the local media and leak something so proud public pressure is put on the prosecutor to pursue an investigation? that is exactly what happened, and comey says that's just fine and dandy. i want an apology. >> sean: gregg jarrett. >> well, this was a damning denunciation of james comey for abusing his position of power, stealing
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government documents, leaking them, giving a classified document to unauthorized people who didn't have security clearance, mismarking, deliberately, classified documents. i mean, the list goes on and on. he should have been prosecuted for stealing government documents under criminal code is 641 and for mishandling classified documents under the espionage act because he kept a classified document in his home, not a secured, authorized place, and he gave them to people without security clearance. if you or i did that, we would be indicted, we would be hauled off. >> sean: and gregg, if they determined the fisa warrants were obtained illegally, those that signed it, and we now know the bulk of the information used in the application was, in fact,
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unverifiable, and eventually, we found out the fbi determined over 90% of it was garbage, is that a crime? >> it's six different potential felonies. deceiving a court and concealing evidence to judges is not only deprivation of rights under color of law, its fraud, conspiracy to fraud, a false statement, perjury, obstruction of justice -- take your pick. >> sean: tom? >> you know, this report is important because it outlines the criminal conspiracy against president trump. comey admits he gave president-elect trump a briefing on the dossier to see what he might say, because he was investigating him as part of the cross fire hurricane investigation. so this whole russiagate smear, he was throwing in the presidents face to try to get evidence against him to destroy him. he started creating these fbi files in case he might need to get to him later. and then he leaked them, in violation of the law. the simple issue here is that he leaked the fbi files of
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president trump, and it's a terrible mistake by attorney general barr not to have prosecuted him for that. it was a poor example, obviously, he set for the rest of the fbi in doing so. but the idea that he wouldn't be prosecuted for doing it, it sends a signal to everyone else, if you are politically connected, you can get away with it. quickly, sean, if i were the president, i would sue comey. >> sean: i think the president should stay out of it i if you want my advice. let the attorney general do his job. >> i'm very pleased with the way bill barr is proceeding, he is a giant of an intellect, and a guy who has honor and integrity -- he's the new robert jackson of the department of justice. if there are prosecutable cases he will bring them. >> sean: do you believe there are? >> not this one, it wasn't. >> not the last one. >> sean: okay, thank you both. when we come back, james comey
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♪ >> life of america's america's news headquarters, i am aishah hasnie. the national weather service says dorian could strengthen into a category four storm with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. as of right now, the storm is expected to make landfall sometime on monday between the florida keys and southern georgia. seems like these have been playing out all over the state,
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residents stocking up on water, food, and filling sandbags to protect their homes and businesses from dorian's protection wrath. florida's governor ron desantis has declared a state of emergency as president trump cancels his trip to poland in order to keep an eye on the storm. i'm aishah hasnie, now back to hannity. for all of your headlines come along on foxnews.com. ♪ >> sean: now former attorney general rod rosenstein, he is also taking aim at disgraced former fbi director james comey, tweeting out the following: "it is important to follow established policies and procedures, especially when the stakes are high. we should be most on guard when we believe that our own uncomfortable circumstances justify ignoring principles respected by our predecessors." citing his june 2018 letter. here now with reaction to today's breaking news, where
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congressman john radcliffe, congressman devin nunes, congressman mark meadows. good to see you all. let me start with a general overview, congressman mark meadows, your reaction to today and what is coming. >> well, obviously, today was a bad day for james comey. only in washington, d.c., can you have 70 plus pages of bad news and expect an apology. here we are today with not only the director of the fbi willfully and deliberately breaking protocol, we now understand why peter strzok and andrew mccabe thought what they were doing was okay. but i can tell you, the inspector general's report and the john durham report coming out will be more damning than this, and this was not a good day for the fbi's former director. >> sean: let me go to you congressman devin nunes, you've done a lot of work here, and as we have been discussing, you can't have a counterintelligence investigation unless there's a president that has authorized it and is informed about it.
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that brings all of this into the office of barack obama. what questions -- one, do you believe he needs to be questioned? number two, why did they have a counterintelligence investigation into an incoming president? and number three, what do you believe we are going to learn when the big fisa report comes out, especially if the ig concludes that these warrants were obtained illegally? >> you know, for a long time i have been too hesitant to get too far out in front of the ig's capability. i believe what today is is another example, it's a building block. it's important information. specifically, the house intelligence committee republicans have referred to the department of justice criminal referrals based on conspiracy. gregg jarrett ran through a number of what those conspiracies, what laws were broken under that conspiracy, so i don't have to go back through that.
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now, with that said, looking at this, what do we now know today? a very important piece of evidence that was lost a lot of people. james comey briefed the congress in early july of 2017, he then went to brief president-elect trump. the inspector general found that he was acting as part of the investigation. so comey himself was involved in the investigation, followed up with the cross fire hurricane team, they actually determines the classification of this. very important pieces of evidence that would build into the conspiracy complaint that we have sent to the department of justice. >> sean: on the right, let me go to this. john ratcliffe, it was pointed out to me by jason chaffetz that it was you who first said there is on top of the fisa application, the word "verified," is that true? >> it's true.
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one of the points that your viewers need to take away from today, sean, is something folks haven't really talked about. i know they aren't going to read the whole ig report, but they can go to page 60, the conclusions of the inspector general and it tells you everything you need to know about jim comey and every decision he made throughout all of his investigations. the obama-appointed inspector general watchdog said that jim comey did one thing any fbi agent, much less an fbi director should never do, which is allow their personal opinions, animus, and desires to influence their official condu conduct. jim comey promised us he never did that, but on page 60 the inspector general found he engaged in the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information in order to achieve a personally-desired outcome. and that outcome was to get a special counsel to stop donald trump.
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so, it calls into question all of the actions and all of the decisions made by jim comey's fbi throughout his tenure. >> sean: this is such a narrow sliver of what will be a cascading amount of information coming in. to stay with you, we now know the inspector general, his big report that is coming on fisa abuse, we know the information from the nunes report, sitting right there, and from the grassley-graham report, the bulk of information was the hillary clinton, bought and paid for, dirty dossier that james comey in particular and the fbi and doj were warned on multiple occasions that steele had a political agenda, hillary paid for it, and none of it is verified. the top of the application says "verified," and you go with unverifiable information, does that, to you, mean perjury,
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premeditated fraud on a court, denying constitutional rights of other citizens, obstruction of real justice -- do all of those laws come into play based upon your knowledge of fisa applications? >> i think anyone that worked on and signed off on those fisa applications is going to get tremendous scrutiny, and should, for that reason. the steele dossier was front and center in that fisa application. beyond that and back to jim comey and some of the decisions that were made, information that was not in there, that i have seen, exculpatory information that was not presented to the court and that the court should have been allowed to look at -- the steele dossier, as bad as it was, at least the judges were able to look at it and determine the weight and sufficiency of that evidence. the bigger problem for a lot of folks is there is exculpatory information that wasn't presented to the court. >> sean: also, a little birdie's beginning to tell me i might be
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over another target mark, that is apparently the fbi may have treated hillary clinton on the issue of russian interference into her campaign, they didn't treat her campaign the way they treated donald trump. i don't know, does that sound like something that is over the target to you? >> well, i think you are over the target. there's always two different standards, one for the well-connected and one for the rest of us. i can tell you, one of the interesting points, and john ratcliffe just pointed this out, is when you look at the information not included -- here's what we have to look at in today's reporting. we know papadopoulos wasn't working out for the fbi, so they moved onto the dossier. we know in october 2016, they knew they had credibility problems with what we now know as the steele dossier. so what did they do? they embark on the comey dossier, which is part of the memos, and what they left out, they didn't tell the president,
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when they were breathing him, they didn't tell him that the dnc paid for it. they didn't tell him that christopher steele had credibility problems. it's what wasn't in the memos that was concerning to me. i believe they were there, trying to get information and trying to entrap the president-elect at the trump tower. >> sean: i think it's important that our country know this. without you three, jim jordan, and a few others, we wouldn't be here today. you guys have been, you know, dogged and diligent and committed to getting to the truth, and we are getting there slowly. thank you all. when we come back, senator lindsey graham just sent a letter to the attorney general barr about the documents he would like to be declassified as it relates to fisa. governor mike huckabee, andy mccarthy, they are next. ♪ ♪now i'm gonna tell my momma ♪that i'm a traveller
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♪ >> sean: earlier today, senator lindsey graham submitted a letter to the attorney general william barr, requesting that the declassification of specific documents relating to the fisa process, as it was applied to carter page and, of course, a backdoor into all things trump world. now, you can see them on the side of your screen. take a close look at all of it. here with reaction, author of the brand-new book "ball of collusion: the plot to rig an election and destroy president," fox news contributor
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andy mccarthy. and fox news contributor, former arkansas governor mike huckabee. let me get your reaction to all of today's events. again, this is a tiny, very narrow sliver, but when the inspector general reports that those fisa warrants were illegally obtained and the applications had unverified, uncorroborated information as the bulk of information, doesn't that sound do you like a set up? >> yeah, i think it does. the tragedy is this could go all the way up to the top, let's hope it doesn't. i think that would be sad for the country, that a sitting president and the top lieutenants -- >> sean: you're talking about president obama. be clear. >> i'm talking about president obama, absolutely. would actually target a candidate for president, a president-elect, and someone who became president, and would use all of the intelligence and law enforcement apparatus to try
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to overturn or to prevent an election. i mean, this is the kind of stuff of banana republics, not the united states of america. and i also want to say, with jim comey out there doing high fives, celebrating himself, i want to know who's going to apologize to general flynn? to george papadopoulos, to roger stone? who is going to issue them an apology? it ought to be starting with james comey. >> sean: let me go to andy mccarthy. the title of your book says it all. you are the one who has brought into focus that there is never a counterintelligence investigation, it's always the president's counterintelligence investigation. we have a rigged investigation into hillary, evidence was overwhelming and incontrovertible, and the obstruction side. then we have the fisa abuse scandal, they never verified what was in those investigations. then you have the counterintelligence investigations, you say clearly that had to be barack obama's and strzok and page
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had texts going back and forth saying the white house wanted to be in the loop on any developments. >> yeah, sean, if you're going to do counterintelligence, that's done for the president. i tried to distinguish between counterintelligence investigations and criminal investigations. criminal end of in investigations are done to vindicate the cour rule of law d court proceedings, judicial cases, prosecutions. the only reason we do counterintelligence is to support the president's constitutional mission to protect the united states from foreign threats. so, i quite agree with my friend governor huckabee, this is very alarming in the sense that it could have gone to the top. but i think there is no question it went to the top. the question is, did they have a good faith reason for predicate in this investigation. the more we see, -- >> sean: it sounds like when
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they finally got around to verifying hillary's dirty russian dossier. of the title of your book is "ball of collusion: the plot to rig an election i destroy a presidency." do you come andy mccarthy, believe that happen from the upper levels, upper echelon within our justice department, within the former administrati administration, and within our intelligence community? do you believe all of that will be proven? >> sean, it couldn't have happened without it. and let me just turn it around and say, what if it were really true that we had a presidential candidate who was an agent of a foreign power? a hostile foreign power? what will be more crazy than if the president didn't know about that? of course he had to know about it. >> sean: governor, your thoughts? >> first of all, andy mccarthy has done all of us a great favor by the facts and details of his book. and what he just said is the single most important thing i've heard in a long time. it had to have been done, if
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they thought president trump was a russian agent, but the fact that we know that he wasn't somebody has to come clean and explain why did you ever think he was? what was the basis of that? >> sean: obama, considering it's his counterintelligence investigation? >> and all of the people who worked for him. >> sean: thank you both. today is a sliver. this is just a very narrow part, this is about to blow wide open, thank you both. when we come back, yes, msdn z, lawrence o'donnell tried to walk back his outrageous lie about president trump last night. trump's organization are still taking legal action. dan bongino, geraldo rivera -- oh, not a good day, again, another biden disasters gaffe. we will play at. ♪
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♪ >> sean: we have been exposing, on this program, night after night after night, the media mob continues to put out fake news narratives over facts. this has gone on now for two and half years, don't expect it is ever gonna change. they hate trump. they have a psychotic rage. they don't seem to be capable of stopping themselves. the latest example, msdnc, lawrence o'donnell was forced to apologize after pushing another fake russia conspiracy, exposing just how low the media mob will sink. the totally inaccurate report is no different from the horrible, corrupt, fraudulent fake news that i've had to put up with for years. oh, like on fake news cnn, they have a guest saying that donald trump has killed millions more than mao and stalin and
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hitler. here with reaction, fox news contributor dan bongino, fox news correspondent at large, geraldo rivera. boy, you two got in a big fight on the show. >> you think? hey, listen -- >> i loved it. >> sean: you know, geraldo, you are going to celebrate 50 years, some of the best reporting you ever did was willowbrook, new york, you've done other things phenomenal in your career, as a war correspondent, for example. can you imagine two and a half years, 99% of the media going with these lies, conspiracy theories, missing the biggest abuse of power story -- what are they going to say, hannity was right? i'm not gonna wait for hell to freeze over, but we were right on every aspect of this. >> every aspect. i used to think it was just that president trump got the worst press of any president in
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history, even worse than andrew johnson or richard nixon. then i used to think everything he said was being construed in the most evil way possible. but with lawrence o'donnell, it's something else. he told a lie about the president of the united states that, if true, would have made russia-gate all legit. he told the lie that deutsche bank lent trump the money only after russian oligarchs cosigned president trump's loan from deutsche bank -- obviously when he was a businessman, before he held office. if indeed -- he even said so. if indeed, the oligarchs had cosigned his loan, that would give trump a motive to betray america because the oligarchs -- he was beholden to the oligarchs. they told the most fundamental lie, eric trump is right. the trump organization and indeed, the president's family have to draw the line in the
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sand here. they have to stop this, there has to be massive slander and libel suit against lawrence o'donnell, who knew what he was doing. >> sean: one of the things we pride ourselves on -- we have a great ensemble cast here who has worked so hard on the story, including the both of you. i look back at richard jewell, which i didn't rush adjustment, and he said i was the only one that didn't. and then uva. and then we have duke lacrosse, cambridge police, recently nicholas sandmann, the kid with the mag a hat, ferguson, missouri, baltimore, maryland, nobody in the media would bet obama, nobody would tell obama's failed to record their nobody but a few of us thought donald trump could win the election in 2016. they always get it wrong. like "the new york times" said, dan, oh, it got tricky. the tricky part is they screwed it up and don't apologize and fix it.
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now they are just going to move onto the next conspiracy. >> yeah, sean, we have a rule, it started as a joke, we used to call it the bongino rule. wait 24 hours before reporting an anti-trump story. i didn't report on this story yesterday because i do it was newt was going to be debunked as a hoax. >> sean: for the last two and a half years, i have dotted every i and cross every t. we have not gone with stories that i knew were true until i had the right corroboration. it's 101. if i was them, i would be fired a long time ago. >> absolutely, sean. you know, they have a rule in every media but fox news, anything you have to say against the president, the more negative the better, let's go with it. there is a kind of a suspension of all of the rules. a suspension of the code of honor. a suspension of the need to be
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factually correct. you know, i just arrived by boat on martha's vineyard. presidents clinton and obama are both here, i am told. >> sean: what a life, we don't want to hear this. [laughter] >> i think you do, because i bet bill clinton is smiling that james comey has had his chops busted by the inspector general. >> meanwhile, i'm stuck down here in a hurricane zone in florida. >> sean: good to see you both. when we come back, sleepy, creepy, crazy uncle joe biden makes another massive blunder on the campaign trail, this time he got his facts mixed up about a war, we'll show you next. ♪ ♪ check out the kick-off sale at bass pro shops and cabela's for great deals on great gear like archery equipment from black out plus camo clothing and footwear from redhead and cabela's. bass pro shops and cabela's. your adventure starts here.
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>> creepy, crazy uncle joe is under fire tonight for apparently telling a false war story about a 2008 trip to afghanistan. let's take a look. >> i pinned medals on, silver stars on, soldiers in the upper konar valley, young navy captain, navy, navy, up in the mountains in the konar valley of afghanistan. they're behind a forward operating base, a fob, behind thesee great big barriers on top of the mountain in a little cove in a god-forsaken country. one of his buddies got shot fell down a ravine about 60 feet. the four-star general asked me
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would i go up into the fob. this guy climbed in the ravineck out of fire. the general wanted me to pin the silver star on him. i got up there, god's truth, i my word as a biden.he put the p. he said i don't want the damn thing. do not put it on me, sir please, sir. do not do that. he died. d. died. >> sean: according to "the washington post," quote, almost every detail in that story appears to be incorrect.t. because biden apparently never pinned this hero soldier with the high honor. biden jumbled elements of three actual t events into one story d confused it with the pinning of anhe army staff sergeant on a different occasion. wow. that's not good. all right, we'll never be the
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destroy, rage, psychotic hate trump media mob. let not your heart be troubled because lara ingraham is next. have a great night. >> laura: i'm laura ingraham this is the ingraham angle from another busy washington tonight. molly hemingway, jason chaffitz will take you inside the doj the inspector general's damning report on jim comey andnd revealing important new detail a lot of people are missing it. also, the man who first hired comey in government, rudy giuliani. yes, he's responsible. is here with a fiery response. and, perhaps, a ting of regret. plus, a man who served at the highest levels of the fbi with comey is now calling for the former director to i apologize o the men and women of the bureau. his emotional plea later. and, in the latest installment

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