big fans of "star trek." and apparently of "seven of nine." they saw something tonight. what do you think? what do you think? taking your comments. facebook.com/thekellyfile. see you at the convention in september. >> woo-hoo. tonight, the battle for wisconsin enters its final phase. >> this is such an important state. >> the entire country is looking to wisconsin. >> our goal here in wisconsin is just to win some delegates. >> we have brand new polls out of the badger state. >> this will go to a convention. then, governor kasich says we're headed for a contested convention. newt gingrich is here tonight with animalysis. and donald trump's rivals attack the gop front-runner for his comments on abortion. plus -- >> everything is a matter with donald trump. >> he just, like, talks a lot. >> more of our exclusive footage
of left-wing agitators out protesting, sheriff david clark weighs in. "hannity" starts right here right now. welcome to "on hannity." the wisconsin primaries are five days away. tonight, brand new poll numbers out of the badger state on the republican side. fox business network poll shows that senator ted cruz is leading the way. he has 42%. donald trump is in second. he has 32% of the vote. governor john kasich in third at 19%. as for the democrats according to the same fox business network poll, bernie sanders is on top in wisconsin with 48%. hillary clinton second with 43%. also tonight, brand new polls out of the state of new york. a new quinnipiac university poll shows that donald trump has a big lead in the empire state. he's in first place with 56%. you have senator ted cruz at 20%. governor kasich in third with 19%. on the democratic side, the polls shows that clinton is leading with 54% in new york. bernie sanders comes in second at 42%.
here with reaction, author of "the new york times" bestseller "duplicity" former speaker of the house and fox news contributor newt gingrich is with us. all right. a lot has happened. i would argue that in some ways if you start with the superpac ad against melania, the trump heidi tweet, "the national enquirer," it seems the republicans are off message as generally speaking as a party. you agree with that? >> well, i think the two leading candidates are off message. the party is not. but the two leading candidates are. >> that's what i mean. >> they need to get back on message. yeah. they need to get back on message. i mean, it doesn't help trump at all to be involved in some of this stuff. cruz has actually had a better round of it than he has and you see it in the wisconsin results so far. and, of course, kasich continues to stay positive and stay out of the mud and it's probably been to his net advantage. >> yeah, but -- >> on the other hand, the other stuff you had there, the people need to remember because we can
get sucked in to just republican side. bernie sanders is on a roll. and if he's five points ahead of hillary now, my guess is when they vote next week, he's going to beat here by ten or more points because his turnout is so much more intense than hers, and i also think he has a shot at beating her in new york which would be literally catastrophic from her standpoint. >> look at the alaska numbers. he won 82%-18%. in washington state, 73%-27%. hawaii, 70%-30%. that is a mitigated massacre. >> well, when i watched that evening because i was fascinated, and i thought the one place she had a shot was hawaii where the congresswoman has come out against her and obviously proved that her local popular appeal is pretty powerful. but that was the one state. the other two states you could say, well, they tend to be whiter, et cetera. hawaii is a very, very multi-ethnic state. if hillary had any chance at all
that weekend, she only got 30% in hawaii. you're right, when you're down at 18% in alaska, you're down at 27% in washington state, that ain't a front-runner. that's a person who's hanging on the ropes, i think. >> all right. let's go to issue that made news, town hall, donald trump with chris matthews hypothetical question, hypothetical, emphasis on that, about abortion. here's the exchange. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of puni isishme >> for the woman? >> yeah. some form. >> ten cents, ten years? >> that i don't know. >> you take positions on everything else. >> i do take positions on everything else. it's a very complicated position. >> to me, that was a hillary clinton campaign planted question, but then they did a clarification. they put out a statement, "if congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld the legislation or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other
person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. the woman is the victim in this case as is the life in her womb. my position has not changed like ronald reagan, i'm pro-life with exceptions." hurt, not hurt? >> well, look, of course it hurt him. it hurt him at two levels. one is it gave all the people who want to build this trump war on women theme one more round of ammunition, one more chance to go out and drive home this message, but in addition, it was a rookie mistake. chris matthews is the mortal enemy of donald trump. chris matthews is a hardline left-wing democrat. if you're going to go on his show, you better have been coached, you better be prepared, you better know how to say i'm not answering that and better be prepared to say look, that's not what i'm talking about. the current governor of maryland won a huge upset victory for republican because he talked about taxes. and they would ask him about everything else. he'd say, glad you asked that,
let me tell you about taxes. he spent four months talking about taxes. i think that larry hogan who's not a big fan of trump, but hogan's campaign is a pretty good model for trump to look at. he needs to get back to immigration, get back to jobs, get back to national security. there's a report out this evening that up to 60 isis supporters are working at the brussels airport. there are more than enough occasions for him to get on his themes and his issues. he needs to elevate the campaign and, frankly, he needs to give a series of speeches like aipac where he's got a teleprompter, it is a formal speech, starting with judges. what kind of judges would he pick. if he would simply convince the conservative movement that he's going to pick scalia-like judges, he would do a great deal i think to stabilize his position as the front-runner. >> yeah. as you look at the race and look
at the ups and downs and the ebb and flow, you've been around this game for longer than you probably want to admit. it's hard to see into the future. if the polls are right in wisconsin, still, ted cruz needs 86% of remaining delegates. you mentioned john kasich. j john kasich needs 117%. for him to get the nomination he has to have a contested convention where he's going to have to leapfrog over two candidates that have more votes, won more states and have more delegates. now, if that happens, don't you think the people that he leapfrogs over and their supporters are going to be pretty angry? >> well, it depends. i mean, if the trump delegates almost get there but fail, they may decide they like kasich more than cruz. if the cruz delegates almost get there but fail, they may decide they like kasich more than they like him. you know, abraham lincoln was picked on the third ballot. so it's not necessarily that kasich's crazy but it is unlikely. and what you're watching right now is a fascinating moment.
all of the strengths that brought donald trump to this amazing position which none of us -- remember, all of us who criticize him and critique him whether he like him or dislike him, none of us a year ago would have imagined he is where he is today. all the strengths now are weaknesses because they're not the characteristics of a potential president. they were the characteristics sf an insurgent candidate so he's got a big challenge. cruz has a similar challenge. cruz has to figure out -- because remember, he doesn't have to just get delegates, himself. can he get marco rubio's delegates, could he get john kasich's delegates? is there a cruz/kasich ticket in the future? cruz has got to play his own game. as you pointed out, for example, in new york state, trump is still very, very formidable. he's more than 2-1 ahead of cruz in new york state and that is a lot of delegates. this game isn't over yet. it could have been over and should have been over if trump had moved to the next level. he didn't. and as a result -- >> what do you mean by the next
level? what do you mean by that? >> i mean, take a look at his aipac speech and take a look at the night that he was in mar-a-lago during the florida primary and did a press conference instead of a victory speech. this, by the way, is where his wife melania is exactly right. trump, himself, said she says to him, you're not presidential. listen to your wife. i'm just saying, it wouldn't hurt for him to -- >> i'm laughing but a lot of people saying, yeah, i know what you mean. go ahead. >> exactly. i think if he takes his wife's advice and just slow the campaign down a little bit, slow down his tweets a lot, and go to a series of set piece pieces that communicate substance and communicate a presidential style, he would consolidate almost overnight. he should have started doing this about three weeks ago about the time that marco rubio fell out of the race was the moment for trump to pivot and begin to
behave like a front-runner. he's still behaving like he's the insurgent and you're not going to win the nomination and the presidency as an insurgent. you got to make the transition to being a presidential candidate. >> do you care who wins? of the three remaining people, i mean, are you invested, do you think one has a better chance in a general or another or -- >> you tried this on radio and it didn't work, sean. look -- >> i figured if i asked it a little differently i might catch you off guard. >> no, no. look. first of all, i love john kasich, he's like a younger brother. we worked together for years starting in 1982. without him we would not have balanced the federal budget for four straight years. he is a terrific governor. there's a place in my heart for john that's real. callista and i have become very fond of donald trump. we belong to trump national where we golf and see we him regularly. we were with him down at mar-a-lago when he hosted the
palm beach zoo fund-raising ball a couple years ago and we like donald and we're, frankly, very impressed with how far he's come. we also had dinner with cruz and we don't know him as well, but he's a very talented, very smart guy. i could enthusiastically campaign for any of these three guys and would. i frankly, have tried to offer thumb all three advice on occasions. as you point out i've been at this a long, long time. >> ouch, ouch. >> if i can see something where i can help improve -- i'm a little bit like john madden when he was in the booth commenting rather than being down on the field coaching. so if i can help our three candidates be the best possible candidates, i want to beat hillary clinton. i'm for any one of these guys. >> i was emceeing your event at the galleria in georgia the night you became speaker so i really -- i better be careful what i say about being at this a long time. all right. stay right there. we'll continue. more with speaker gingrich right
after the break. also coming up tonight -- >> there's going to be a contested convention, first of all. >> you believe that's a fact? >> absolutely. >> talk of a contested republican convention in july is picking up steam. donald trump met earlier with the rnc today. newt gingrich will react to that. before we go, quick programming note, on monday, the night before the wisconsin primaries we'll be in milwaukee interviewing gop front-runner donald trump. if you live in and around the area and want to be part of the show, go to my website, hannity.com to find out all the details. seats are going fast. it's an event you do not want to miss. straight ahead. i'm talking full time delivery of 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients. ever see a peanut take a day off? i don't think so. harness the hardworking power of the peanut. special effectsusic lisa! what took you so long. duracell quantum lasts longer in 99% of devices, so you power imagination all day long. duracell slamtones
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shot multiple times by a gunman who approached the officer then began shooting. two other officers returned fire and killed the gunman. chaos followed as hundreds of terrified travelers ran for cover. the trooper, a former marine, died a few hours later at a hospital. two civilians wounded in the crossfire are expected to recover. a very dangerous weather system is threatening the south tonight. hail, powerful winds and more tornadoes are possible across mississippi, alabama, louisiana, and into tennessee and kentucky. the storms are also bringing heavy rain and the threat of flooding as far north as ohio. this same system also spawned multiple tornadoes in oklahoma last night. i'm patricia stark and now back to "hannity." there's going to be a contested convention, first of all. >> you believe that is a fact? >> absolutely. >> as of today the 31st of march. >> well, look, ted cruz has to win almost 90% of the delegates. isn't going to happen. trump's got --
>> 88%. >> okay. 88%. okay. zero chance. trump has to win about 60%. he's not going to do it. and as this moves east, pennsylvania i'm running even with trump. in new york, now that people are beginning to hear me, we're rising. it is a matter of accumulating delegates. >> and that was 2016 gop presidential candidate, ohio governor john kasich. that was earlier today. saying there will be a contested convention come july and earlier today gop front-runner donald trump met with the rnc in washington behind closed doors and this is what trump had to say about the meeting. >> it was a very good meeting. we met with reince priebus and the staffs and they're very good people, very, actually, a terrific meeting i think. it's really a unity meeting. you know, we're leading by a lot. we have far and away the most delegates. millions and millions of votes more than anybody else than ted has or than kasich has. and we really -- i think they wanted to really discuss, you know, unity and i like discussing unity, too.
>> all right. we continue with former speaker of the house newt gingrich. all right. let me give you a hypothetical again because you keep dodging and ducking and i see your smile. but this is important, i think. >> how can you say i'm dodging and ducking? i give you honest, direct answers. >> okay. now, hypothetically, if kasich is right and it's a contested convention, don't you think if he leapfrogs over cruz and trump, cruz and trump supporters, the people that voted and went to caucus, don't you think they're going to be angry and don't we run the risk that they stay home? >> well, i mean, he's not going to leap over them unless they can't get there. the way a convention like this operates, and we've had state conventions all over the country that do this on a regular basis. these two guys clearly have a shot at winning, and kasich's talking about a 1-5 chance, in my judgment, that they can't win. so you have the first ballot,
let's say, trump doesn't quite get there. on the second ballot trump erodes. but cruz doesn't quite get there. now, what kasich is hoping is as each guy loses energy, his delegates start to drift toward kasich which is a perfectly natural thing and, of course, what the establishment would love to do is now run in somebody who's never campaigned, never been in a primary, never gotten any delegates at all, and have them suddenly emerge. i don't think that will happen. i'm going to draw a distinction between a brokered convention -- >> right. >> -- where some outsider comes in and a contested fight between trump, cruz, and kasich. you have to admit there is at least a mathematical possibility. you start with trump. he is the most likely nominee. do that, he has to be above 1,100 i think after june 7th at which point i think he can scrape together the rest. if he's below 1,100, it's the door. the next one is cruz, how well does cruz keep adding delegates? can he close the gap with trump? you know, i think wisconsin will
be an example where he's probably going to get a few more delegates than trump does. closes the gap a little bit. trump's going to get a lot more delegates inew york. widens the gap. so cruz has the second shot. only if the two of them can't get there does kasich begin to be viable. but you can imagine a circumstance where each of them makes a run and can't quite get there and now the delegates are sitting on the floor of the convention, and by the way they're starting to worry about their hotel rooms because nobody has taken the week after which is when the democrats are having their convention in philadelphia. everybody is starting to think we need to get this thing done or i'll be out in the street. that puts a very interesting emotional, psychological pressure on the convention. >> yeah. >> so that would be tremendous ratings. you would be so happy at a commercial level with the kind of ratings that -- >> you know -- >> i don't think we're going to get there. >> what i really would be happy about, forget ratings are important, yeah, that's part of our business.
what i'd really be happy about is getting people in poverty out of poverty, getting people off of food stamps, getting people out of the labor force back to work, stop robbing our kids. i'd like to get our borders secure. i'd like our education to go back to the states. i'd like an energy independence policy. i'd like health care savings accounts. i'd like a president that recognizes the evil of our time which is radical islam and not give the mullahs in iran $150 billion. i have very little requestses >> those things, of course, you want to beat hillary and bernie sanders. >> that's correct. >> your list makes it impossible for bernie or hillary to be the person you could be happy with. >> that's correct. >> any one of our three guys would come close to your list in the direction they're moving in. by the way, reince priebus has done an astonishing job at the republican national committee. it's a little in the shadow now because of the presidential campaign, but he has built the largest, most sophisticated republican national committee we've ever had. i am delighted that trump went by, and i know priebus is
reaching out it to cruz and to kasich, which he should. he's the republican national chairman for the whole party. his job in the end is to bring everybody together and make sure we're unified when we come out of cleveland. but this meeting today was very important at the rnc and i'm delighted that trump came out of it in such a positive way. >> you want to make a prediction? last question. >> yeah, i think reince is going to do a great job and we're going to win the general election. >> okay. i'll take that prediction. any idea who your candidate -- >> i assume that's what you wanted. >> that's not the question i wanted. you know that's not the question i wanted. >> our candidate, our candidate, those of us who are republican, is either going if be trump, cruz or kasich in that order. >> all right. mr. speaker, thank you. >> not getting any more than that. >> i know. believe me, i know, i've known you long enough. coming up, more reaction to donald trump's rivals pouncing on his comments about abortion. a.j. delgado, hmercedes weighs.
and was there a deal struck between the clintons and the president that is falling apart? and monica will join us with peter jr. and ed henry. also later tonight -- >> i guess my issue is that he just, like, talks a lot about, how, like, a lot of -- he just doesn't know what he talks about. >> our own david webb in wisconsin exposing what the left wing anti-trump agitators are so angry about but they don't really n't show you all the video that we have. we'll show you more of that coming up as "hannity" continues tonight. stay with us. no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with new car replacement, we'll replace the full value of your car plus depreciation. liberty mutual insurance.
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have been literally fuming with outrage. earlier today donald trump had this to say about his answer. >> you really ought to hear the long thing. this was a long convoluted question, a long discussion, and they just cut it out and frankly it was ex-freed freedotremely - really convoluted. if, in fact, abortion was outlawed the person performing the abortion, the doctor, whoever it might be, doing the act, not the woman, is responsible. so that's the way i've always felt. i've had the same stance exactly as ronald reagan. i mean, i've had it and i've had it from the beginning. >> here with reaction, conservative columnist a.j. delgado, fox news contributor mercedes schlapp. my first instinct, why is he on that idiot show, a.j., that's number one. you know, i got the impression watching, oh, hillary planted that question. and it was a hypothetical.
and i didn't like the answer because it was a hypothetical then it got off into this hypothetical then he started interviewing matthews and i just think, you know, they -- to me, it was done on purpose. thoughts? >> yeah, this is typical liberal media trickery because when you think about it, it's a really bizarre question to ask. who really discusses should the woman be punished for abortions? whether it's legal or not. it's not really something that's ever discussed. when he went into this type of hypothetical with him, you could tell he's pushing him, but if it's illegal, wouldn't there be a punishment? even i in that circumstance would shout out, yes, there should be a punishment because he kept pushing him on it. it was just a completely understanding gaffe. donald trump clarified it within hours what his position is. so i don't see why we're continuing to talk about this in the media other than people have -- think they found some sort of achilles' heel to get him on. really we should be sticking to the bigger issues at hand that a president actually has control
over. such a nuance on whether a woman would be punished for an abortion. it's something that really shouldn't efven be discussed ina presidential candidacy. >> punished if it is illegal. i mean, you have to add the proper context. >> even more nuanced. >> mercedes, what's your take is. >> well, rule number one you do not answer hypothetical questions. donald trump has gotten punked by chris matthews in this interview yesterday and it's very unfortunate. here's the deal, sean, as any person who's been involved in politics and involved with the social conservative movement, these questions about abortion which, of course, the liberals will gladly bring up, it's not only now but in the general election, these candidates have to be more than prepared to answer those questions. and that is the error that donald trump had. he needed to make sure he was well briefed, prepared to ensure he would give the response like he had to do later on and backtrack on his answer because of the fact that he was a little bit sounded like a political amateur. on the social conservative
issues, sean, you got to get them right and that is where i think donald trump did have a mistake yesterday in this interview with chris matthews. >> what do you think about that, a.j.? >> no, who would be briefed for such a bizarre hypothetical as that? if i were to be asked about that -- >> come on. >> the problem is you have people -- no, no, the problem is you have donald trump out there talking doing interviews, doing rallies 12, 15, 18 hours. a day. ted cruz isn't doing them. hillary won't come out of her den except to go back into hiding for a week each time she does. so, yes, donald trump is going to have one gaffe once since june because he's out there on the stump giving interviews and being candid with the american people way more than ted cruz is. >> the mainstream media and the liberal media, what are they doing? they're out to get our candidates. and if our candidates are not prepared to answer -- >> they're out to get donald trump. >> let me -- >> they're out to get donald trump. >> one at a time. >> so here's the deal. our candidates need to be more
than prepare eprepared. they got to be battle ready to answer the questions. the mere fact the pro-life movement has worked endlessly to talk about compassion for women who have had abortions, talking about the protection of the unborn, the pro-life movement wants to move forward and these candidates need to be prepared to answer those questions. and he's a -- >> i'm pro-life, myself, but when you're saying abortion is murder, the logical conclusion is then the woman is a murderer. this is a very tenuous, very complicated issue. and donald trump fell -- >> all right, guys, one at a time. >> you would have a gaffe. >> mercedes? >> donald trump fell right into the gap. you cannot have this -- newt gingrich said, it was a rookie mistake. we cannot ain order to have a political amateur. he's got to be briefed. this is what campaign manager -- >> one mistake since june. >> this is a big mistake when it comes to women. >> that's an expert. that is a champion. i'm proud of him. one mistake since june?
come on. >> you could argue the kkk situation was another mistake he did take a little bit of time to resolve that issue. here's the deal. it does impact the women voters. and this is where hillary clinton is just going to go forth and try to gain that enthusiasm among women voters and we cannot afford, the republicans cannot afford to make these basic mistakes. >> we got to -- >> no. we're women voters and women voters care about other issues besides this. that is not true. >> absolutely. >> it is not the main issue for women. >> thank you, both, for being with us. appreciate it. wish we had more time. coming up next tonight here on "hannity." >> he's being unfair to all the mexicans. >> how is he being unfair to all the mexicans? what policies? >> a bunch, so many i can't even name. >> david webb invades enemy territory at an anti-trump rally in wisconsin. it's video you'll only see on "hannity." first, bill clinton publicly criticizing the president and hillary clinton facing an ongoing investigation of the
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inspiring the next generation of people to love them as you do. welcome back to "hannity." fox news contributor and "washington times" columnist monica crowley in a new op-ped questions if there's a breakdown in the relationship between the clintons and president obama. she writes, "do bill and hillary sense a breakdown in whatever deal they may have struck with president obama to protect her presidential ambitions? is whatever negotiation they may have conducted over her e-mail server problem and any inside information she may have on him now imploding?" joining us now, "washington times" columnist, fox news contributor monica crowley. peter johnson jr. and fox news chief white house correspondent, don't take out the chief -- >> get it right, come on. >> -- our friend, ed henry. monica, let's two to your -- i know you and know you research everything you write. it tells me that there's some
background and sources that are leading you to believe this. >> well, sean, i've always said that what we are witnessing here over the last year, really, is an unspoken negotiation between president obama and hillary clinton over the e-mail situation. and the question always was, what do they have on each other? is this sort of a death grip that the two of them have each other in? now, we don't know what the dynamics are, even the specifics of this negotiation, but we do have some clues. over the last two weeks, president bill clinton has slammed president obama calling the last eight years, quote, awful. a couple of days after that, their daughter, chelsea clinton, launched a broadside into the cost of obamacare. that is a classic clintonian one-two punch. when you start to read the tea leaves then start reading what is going on in terms of the dynamics of the fbi investigation, at least in terms of what we know publicly so far, it does seem that perhaps the
clintons sense a breakdown of those negotiations. now the other way to look at it, sean, is maybe the clintons have won that negotiation and they're free to hit president obama and really put some distance there in order to get her elected. so, again, we don't know for sure, but it does seem that mrs. clinton is increasing legal jeopardy which i think that both the clintons wanted president obama to try to intervene, maybe even try to stop this fbi investigation early on. he would not or could not do it and this is where we are today. >> ed, you're on the campaign trail. let's look at the latest developments. james comey, fbi director will personally interview hillary clinton and top aides over the e-mail scandal. apparently they were able to recover the 30,000 deleted e-mails. why would comey do this personally if he wasn't at the end of the investigation? >> well, he does seem to be at the end of the investigation, but just to dial back part of that, i mean, the fbi is saying, look, there's not 150 agents involved, there are dozens. so there are lots. it's serious. james comey as you know is known as a straight shooter.
he's somebody who served in republican administrations and took on the bush administration. >> he threatened to resign. >> threatened to resign. went after, you know, john ashcroft and the bush white house. stood his ground. and so that should bode well in terms of somebody who is a straight shooter which is hard to find in washington. so my point is just that if james comey is getting -- and he's testified to this publicly, by the way, it's not a secret -- that he's getting daily updates on this and talking directly to loretta lynch, the attorney general about it, you'd expect someone of james comey's stature to do a thorough job. he can't come in here with a half-baked suggestion of either an indictment or slap on the wrist. because this is going to be the most scrutinized case of many, many years. she's the democratic front-runner. >> let's talk about the potential legal jeopardy that she is in. rudy giuliani on this program identified as many as 16 statutes she might have broken, felonies in many cases. so you have these reports that comey is meeting regularly with
the justice department, loretta lynch, and, you know, you got to wonder what's going on in those meetings. if he were to put forward evidence and a criminal referral to the justice department and they don't indict her, what happens next? >> then that's a constitutional crisis in some ways. this is taking on a magnitude that they never anticipated it. i don't believe that mr. comey who is a straight shooter, who has a reputation for integrity, will actually interview secretary clinton. >> you don't believe that report today? >> i don't believe that report to be true. i don't have any evidence to that fact. >> why? >> i don't think he put himself in that position. because if it turned out that sh lying to federal agents, then he'd have to make an affidavit with regard to that for such an indictment. >> apparently as a young attorney, he was part of the whitewater investigation that believes she was obstructing justice. >> he was. in some ways that's a formidable question based upon his intimate and detail eed knowledge of
hillary clinton's past. there may be a death grip situation that monica crowley is talking about. >> right. >> we don't know the political dance that's going on in the back. but in the end, james comey has to be saddled with whatever decision the fbi makes. >> victoria, joe, two really smart connected d.c. attorneys both believe that a brand jury has already been convened in the case. >> yeah. they also said there was going to be an indictment within 60 days in january. there hasn't been. they're very smart lawyers. i'd hire them in a second. >> my question is do you think a grand jury might have been convened and nobody knows? >> there's a possibility of that. >> do you have any indication? >> i'll trust peter's judgment on this. this has been referred to as the comey primary because james comey as fbi director may be the last impediment to hillary clinton getting the nomination and ultimately maybe the presidency. >> and how does hillary treat you on the campaign trail? >> we get along. it's like sweetness -- >> monica, we'll give you the
last word. >> yeah, you know, i think ultimately despite the number of players involved, director comey, attorney general loretta lynch, the ultimate arbiter of this is the man who controls the democratic party and controls who he'd like to see as his successor. the ultimate question, sean, is what kind of problem does barack obama prefer? does he prefer for a noncriminal referral or perhaps the doj not pursuing this case if there is one in which case he's got big upheaval at the fbi, maybe a massive walkout, maybe the resignation of his fbi director. or does he prefer having essentially a whitewash of mrs. clinton's activities as secretary of state and then he's got a weakened and very damaged democratic nominee. which does he prefer? >> i don't think comey is going to go there. i think the evidence is incontrovertible and ed henry is shaking his head telling me i'm wrong. >> no. >> i'm listening. tell hillary i say hi. >> i will. coming up tonight on
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welcome back to "hannity." hangry liberal agitators have been protesting outside of many of donald trump's rallies. yesterday we sent our own friend david webb to wisconsin to ask anti-trump protesters why are they so angry, why are they so upset? we got so much footage we weren't able to show you even half of it last night. here's part two. take a look. >> is there a specific policy that you really don't like? >> multiple. first of all, donald trump, he doesn't have a lot of sound policies in the first place. he's an agry, a lot of american are angry. >> he's being unfair to all the mexicans. >> how is he being unfair to all the mexicans? what policies? >> a bunch. so many i can't even name. >> name a couple. >> i'm not sure. >> if you had an illegal immigrant build something for you then you're like, no, we need america to build this for us, like, why? >> what's your issue with donald
trump? >> i guess my issue is that he just, like, talks a lot about, uh, like, how, like, a lot -- he doesn't know what he talks about. >> basically everything is the matter with donald trump in my opinion. >> i feel anybody that is voting for him is just, i don't know, stupid, sorry. that's how i feel. sorry. >> one genius after another. here with reaction, milwaukee county sheriff david clark, executive director of the new york civil rights coalition, mike myers and trial attorney, political commentator, eric guster. sheriff, first, i had the honor of being with you this week and you got the law enforcement man of the year award. congratulations to you, my friend. as you hear this, i'm thinking, do they know anything? do they have any clue why they're even there? >> no, sean. that's the idiocy of the left. look. here's the thing. the gop process to select a candidate is in turmoil right now. shame on the party insiders, the
donor class and party elites for letting it get to this. it's disintegrating into irrelevancy. they're staring defeat november electoral defeat right in the face. it's not too late. the time is running out. look, here's a mistake they're making on the gop side within the party. this is not about donald trump. if they think by just getting trump out of the way they'll have clear sailing ahead, they are fooling themselves. the left would do this and will do this . >> this is front runner status, if it's cruz, jeb bush would be getting the same treatment. >> you know, michael i agree with the sheriff. i say this all the time. any republican nominee is going to be racist, sexist, homophobic, wants to poison air, water and throw granny over the cliff. every election. >> i think think it's a idiotic
generalization. >> those people did not -- >> i didn't say you. now, let me tell you this about the left because i'm a liberal democrat. >> sorry to hear that. >> i believe in free speech, democracy. >> so do i. >> everybody who has an opinion is not an informed opinion but let me hear it. i do reject is that heckler's veto. i reject someone going into somebody else's rally and heckling them, and making it impossible to hear their point of view. i'm the only one in this panel i think who has been to a nazi party meeting because it was held in a public pool. and i was able to watch it, observe it, and hear, and hear nazis on stage. it was in the germantown section of new york city. the person if i have my way.
>> he said if i had my way, i would hang every n-word and jew from the tree. al sharpton referred to greeks at homos, you know? people are going to talk stupid. we understand that. i don't know how we go from talking about trump's candidacy to naziism. i'm baffled by that. >> you said agitators and i hate that word. if anyone is an agitator it is trump. he's agitator in chief, he's a bully in chief. because that is what he does to get his way. if you look at the punish women who have abortions he wants to -- >> he clarified that statement. >> he wants to punish female reporters. he's okay with a campaign manager grabbing a female
reporter. >> let me finish. >> nothing happened in that video. >> something happened. >> nothing. >> that is not true. that is part of the question with the g.o.p. they throw a blind eye. >> no blind eye. >> yes, you are. you are turning a blind eye on that. that young lady was grabbed by a campaign manager. >> come on, come on. >> do you think that happened? >> no. >> i saw the video. >> i watched it. >> i saw dan rather jostled. >> i forgot about that. >> this is part of the territory. and people are, i can't stand journalists that all of a sudden want to be victims. >> she fought for the last question but that is what happens. >> somebody pushes you. >> sheriff? >> well, it's kind of interesting that the talking points come out, really, we -- we shouldn't be talking about here in terms of a g.o.p.
nominee is, you know i'm going to hear about freedom, liberty, limited government and up holding the truly of law, military superiority. a vision for america that focuses on we the people. we are talking about here, you know, nazi party. and, the democrats -- >> we're talking about free speech. >> we're out of time. we need your help, when we come back, straight ahead. getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day women's gummies. complete with key nutrients we may need... ...plus it supports bone health with calcium and vitamin d. one a day vitacraves gummies. because you can't beat zero heartburn! i take prilosec otc each morning for my frequent heartburn ahhh the sweet taste of victory! prilosec otc. one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn.
welcome back. time for our question of the day. in light of the polls released today, who do you think is going to win the wisconsin republican primary? let us know what you think. quick programming note, be sure to tune in tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern for fox news reporting, it's anchored by our friend bret baier. monday night, we'll be in
milwaukee. if you live around the area and want to be part of the event and audience go to hannity.com and find out the details. thanks for being with us and have a great night. ♪ ♪ hi, i'm eric bolling in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. let's get right to our lead guest tonight, donald trump who joins now by phone from washington, d.c. donald, it's been quite a day for you. earlier today had you a surprise meeting with the rnc. first of all, tell us what that was about. >> it was a very good meeting. we met with reince priebus and the staff and they are very good people actually a terrific meeting. we are meeting by a lot. we have far and away the most delegate. millions and millions of votes more than anybody else than