on "the five" we pray for steve scalise who was injured in this act of violence today. that's it for us tonight. good night. >> sean: welcome to "the sean hannity show." the deep state targets trump. and "the washington post" who we all know has a record of being wrong, . we are going to ask lane tonight something the mainstream media will not tell you. why james comey, hillary clinton, loretta lynch, are the people who should in fact be under investigation, not the president. ny robert mueller should resign immediately. were going to have so much more on that later tonight.
>> sean: and here's more of how this horrifying scene played out here in alexandria. speak out shortly after 7:30 today this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of congress. >> they asked me if this team was the republican or democrat team. i responded that it was the republican team practicing, and he proceeded to shoot republicans. >> congressman steve scalise was shot and badly wounded. >> one staffer was shot. he ran with his wounds to the dugout. >> the heroes of the police officers who attacked the
when the shooting actually occurred. >> so we had finished batting practice, and he rides with me to the park, and he said, when you want to leave. i said, we can leave at any tim time. and then chairman conway was in the batter's box, so when he finished, we walked off the field and walked by scalise. i talked to gary who was standing beside him for a brief moment, and then ron and i walked to the car. on the way to the car, we encountered an individual who asked me, who was practicing today. republicans or democrats? i said this is the republican team, he said okay thanks. turned around and walked apparently to his car. we didn't find out about the shooting until we got back to capitol hill. >> i know they show to the picture of him, because he also talked to sanders, who was with you.
encountered who ultimately was the shooter, and described him to a a t. it's absolutely no doubt. >> sean: the guy that talk to you? no doubt you are right next to congressman scalise when this happen. this had to be a scary expanse for you too. >> i heard the gunshot and knew immediately what it was. i'll yelled at trent that there was a gunshot, and trent said, yeah, he's got a gun! get out of here. we started trying to get to cover, and at least two more shots were fired and i saw steve get hit. i saw him go down. >> i'm hearing the shots, he's throwing off a lot of shots. >> i knew steve was hit low, i didn't know if he was hit in the hip or the like. we got through the gate and the fence behind an oak tree, and it steve crawling out of the
>> sean: you are very close to scalise. he goes down, how early the when the incident starts. >> probably second or third shot. when we were moving toward that gate, steve was to my left a little bit ahead of me, and i saw him get hit and go down. i want to say it was the third shot. >> sean: who was playing the third-base? it was almost point-blank range. >> trent kelly. i could not believe he missed them. it was a miracle. >> sean: he shot right at him. >> he shot his first shot at it may have hit the fence, but it's incredible that he was not injured. >> sean: congressman douglas, i want to talk about these two capital police people, because i remember 9/11, the rest of the world that works at the trade center, they are going down and here's a group of guy, firemen, paramedics, policemen, first responders, they are going
up. there helping everyone get down. here they are going out in a wide open field with a pistol against a guy with a rifle. i've been a marksman my whole life. it's really not a comparison. >> there's no doubt about it. 15 or 20 members of congress and staff would be dead this evening had it not been for the heroic efforts by david and krystal, who were willing to run to the attack. you don't see that every day. by doing so, we celebrate them, their lives, we also want to remember the other staffer and o suffered. >> sean: he kind of took a turn for their worsted this afternoon. >> he still critical. a third surgery is scheduled upcoming. >> he used to be a pastor, righ
dugout, right behind it, and then moved his way back to the field when he was going after people who had a better angle towards the first base dugout, the proximity was amazingly close, especially with the type of rifle we are talking about. >> you and i talked about it a little bit, thank god. it had to have been an act of god to throw his marksmanship off, because the members were sitting ducks out there. many of them were stationary when the shooting started. but he saw many of those members jump into that first base dugout, and that is why he started working his way around behind the fence, trying to get -- >> sean: including the son of one of the congressman. a 10-year-old. >> we can't say enough about the heroic actions of the two capitol hill police, because had they not done what they did, if he had gotten around the corner and got a bead on that first
base dugout, we would be setting up for a lot of funerals today. >> sean: congressman mark, you are not from louisiana, but you are wearing that shirt in honor of your colleague. >> i want to shut up and let steve and jennifer know that we are praying for them. people don't realize that this is my friend, a very good friend and mentor to all of us. there are two wonderful childre children, hunter and -- help me out guys, madison. >> an attempted assassination today, and by the way, there were as many out there today. i want to talk about the heroism of the capital police. the rhetoric that has been going on. we have isis poses of the
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>> sean: this is a fox news alert. a left-wing gunman, targeting and attacking a republican lawmaker earlier today during baseball practice. an attack that looked like an assassination attempt against republicans. authorities now working around the around the clock, investigating the background of this monster responsible for today's horrific shooting. tonight, we're going to explain what we know about the shooter and what may have drove him to carry out these heinous acts. that is the subject of tonight's report. so the man response will for today's shooting spree, james hodgkinson, he died earlier today after capitol hill police officers wounded him. he targeted republican members while they were actually practicing for an annual congressional baseball game, and according to reports, hodgkinson
is an illinois resident and a staunch left-wing liberal leftist and a hatred for all things republican, conservative, and especially president trump. by the way, reportedly belonged to a group called terminate the republican party, a facebook group. during the 2016 campaign, he allegedly volunteered for presidential candidate bernie sanders. earlier today, this is what sanders had to say about this evil man. take a look. >> i have just been informed that the alleged shooter of the republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. i am sickened by this despicable act, and let me be as clear as i can be. violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and i condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.
graphic. before we put it up on the screen, give yourself a little time. remember comedian, kathy griffin, put this fake bloodied severed head of resident tromp as part of what looked like a disgusting isis style photo shoot. you might also recall, this vile rant from madonna back in january. take a look. >> and to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, [bleep] you. yes, i'm angry. yes, i am outraged. yes, i have thought an awful lot about blowing up the white hous white house. >> sean: and before madonna's
infamous rant, about i've thought an awful lot about blowing up the white house. remember this music video from the rapper snoop dogg, where he pretends to shoot president trump with a fake gun. take a look. i could spend hours on this program giving example after example of this, these left-wing celebrities, these tromp detractors glorifying violence against the president of the united states, and virtually no one on the left has denounced this vile behavior, especially clinton groups that attack conservatives for everything they could say. what can we expect, by the way from a party that has every
>> sean: let me ask all of you you, you've seen the isis pose, you've seen the shakespeare play, you heard the rhetoric, things that i say should be boycotted and thrown off the air in 30 seconds. is this worse than you've ever seen or heard it? >> absolutely >> we are in a very tough spot in our nation. the social fabric is fraying on the edges. we have to do whatever we can to bring people back together, because what is really at stake here is the future of the country. >> sean, we have actually been here before. we went through something very similar to this in the 1960s when the american people saw the vietnam war televised into their living rooms. >> sean: mlk, penn state. >> now the american people are seeing inside the american political and governing machine from a perspective they've never seen before, and many of them
don't like watching the sausage being made. >> sean: do you make the connection between rhetoric? i can't blame bernie sanders. he's a nice guy, he's liberal and socialist, but seriously, his supporters aren't like that. it's one guy. if it was a conservative, they had a hannity limbaugh book that inspired them to do something insane. >> i do believe he is a nice gentleman, i don't care the way he attacked. i do have to commend speaker ryan for his display of leadership and unity today, however we can still act like statement and hold fast to our principles. we don't have to compromise our values. >> sean: am i naive? i don't think that can happen. >> the town halls that members
of congress have had all over the country, and how they've been treated, the yelling and domination. >> i've never seen anything -- i've been in politics since 1972, and i've never seen anything like this. >> i'm not a politician, i'm a physician, but the anger i'm feeling brought the country has got to stop. we have to find a way we can make progress and get the center moving in the right direction. somehow, we have to take the situation and find the good in it. there has to be some good in it. god's promise that if we trust in him, we will find something good and get this country back in the right direction. >> sean: we will leave on that good note. in our thoughts and prayers, congressman scalise. thank you for sharing the story with america tonight. coming up tonight, it is the revenge of the deep state. you won't believe the new leaks that are aimed to specifically within our government to take down the president. it's a clear and present danger.
but first, more on why we are broadcasting tonight. we are live in alexandria, virginia. earlier today, a left-wing assassination attempt on republican lawmakers. geraldo rivera is here with us on the scene. he will be with us next. nothint like heartburn. try new alka-seltzer ultra strength heartburn relief chews. it's fast, powerful relief with no chalky taste. [ sings high note ] ultra strength, new from alka-seltzer. enjoy the relief.
>> we can all agree that we are blessed to be americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified, and when we work together for the common good. please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. >> sean: president trump earlier today addressing the nation following today's left-wing assassination attempt on republican lawmakers.
joining us now you're on the scene is fox news' correspondent geraldo rivera. throughout the course of your incredible career, you have covered sad stories like this. >> this was either republican or democrat. point blank in some cases five people, but it could have been so much scarier. this was attempted mass murder. that is the president we need right now to guide this country. that's the tone, that's the message. that is the man we need to bring this grotesquely divided country together. >> sean: you got isis poses, you have shakespeare plays >> let me back to your first question. could you imagine if those two
cops were not here? if you look at the field, you would've had another pulse nightclub. he would've had this shooter, armed with the military style assault weapon, plus the pistol, unlimited rounds. he would've gone congressperson to congressperson, killed this one, walked over and killed this one. he would've had blood all over that field. up sean it was a miracle that those two cops, a man and a woman, stood their ground and ultimately took him out. even after giving him a chance to surrender ten times after that the local police arrived to back them up. in terms of the hatred that is out there, we have gone from partisan rancor to an unbelievable profound wicked hatred of the other party. it is absolutely indefensible that's the bottom line. >> sean: i have to go back to
these two police officers. i've been a marksman since i was 11. i can shoot a rifle, but my expertise is in his pistol shooting. do you realize pistol shooting in open field against a rifle -- you're basically saying kill me. they opened themselves up to death, and they won and protected 20 other lives. >> and both of them wounded. both of them got up. i think it is just magnificent. when you honor cops, you have to honor these people. i want to go back to what you brought up about shakespeare in the park and the theatrical stabbing of julius caesar, a.k.a. donald trump, and kathy griffin with the isis pose. they didn't cause this, but they are the symptom of a division where this kind of festering hatred has been allowed to metastasize to a place now where
anything is possible, where anything goes. i really think that the president has to calm things down. i understand -- >> sean: did he do it? >> he was terrific. >> sean: when you get hit in the hip by a military style assault weapon. >> you can minimize what happened because he just got hit in the hip. but he's in real trouble today. >> sean: when we come back, it is a very important story tonight, the revenge of the deep state. there are brand-new leaks, by the way "the washington post" has been wrong so often, to take
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was shot and is in critical condition tonight. we are following that story very closely, and we will have updates as we get them tonight. also, anonymous sources telling "the washington post" that the special counsel, robert mueller is investigating president trump for possible obstruction of justice. this is the biggest act of retribution we have ever seen from the deep state and a history of this country. just as we have been saying on this program, it is now turned into a political witch hunt against the president of the united states. were going to explain more next in our mini monologue. all right, so "the washington post" siding once again anonymous sources, as if they haven't been wrong enough recently, reporting tonight that the special counsel, robert mueller is actually looking into possible obstruction of justice by the president. you've got to keep in mind the same newspaper, "the washington post" that has been wrong time and time again, just in the last six weeks when it comes to breaking so-called
new stories about the president. for example, the post was dead wrong when they reported the deputy attorney general, rob rosenstein, threatened to quit because it threatened james comey's firing. he said the exact opposite on camera and a tv station in washington, d.c. then, "the washington post" flat out wrong, the acting fbi director claiming that never happened. abc, cnn, "the new york times," they have all done the exact same thing. so, tonight, and over the next few days, when the media predictably is going to breathlessly and hyperventilate all kinds of reports and brand-new black helicopters and tinfoil hat conspiracy theories to lower the american people as they lie again, remember they
have zero credibility left. it is only a matter of time before this too will be debunked. here is the on being ignored in all of this. we have actual crimes, actual collusion, that needs to be fully completed investigated, and prosecuted. and they have nothing to do with president trump or his administration. james comey testified loretta lynch tried to influence the fbi's hillary clinton email investigation. that is called obstruction of justice. comey also may have broken the law. we talked about these laws. if you thought it was obstruction, he had a moral and legal obligation to tell someone about it immediately. robert mueller, he has more conflicts of interest. we can, show. comey and mueller have been
friends for a long time. now, fox news previously reported, comey's testimony last week was called "closely coordinated with the special counsel." these are massive conflicts of interest that cannot be ignored. according to my colleague, gregg jarrett, call me comey ad mueller's relationship. and he hired three people who donated to democrats, clinton and obama, and the very same lawyer that represented hillary clinton. speaking by the way of the clintons, we know hillary clinton committed a felony with her email scandals. if the democrats want to talk about collusion, let's take a look at the collusion with vladimir putin, uranium one, 20%
of the material to make nuclear weapons. as secretary of state, she signed off on a waiver giving 20% of that uranium to putin, all while people involved in that deal were funneling millions of dollars back to the clinton foundation. there you go, russian conspiracy. and her husband double speaking fees in moscow. by the way, what we are seeing now. this is so deep, it's a deep state. they want retribution. this is now about an unelected part of your government, looking to overturn their results of a duly elected president. by the way, whoever leaked this information to "the washington post," unnamed sources, five of them, they need to be arrested, prosecuted, and put in jail. it is time, once and for all. we have got to get a grip on obama, deep state holdovers, every one of the need to go where this will never end. and those people that are leaking top-secret information, special access information, classified information.
and comey, clinton, and lynch, only to be prosecuted. mueller and rod rosen rosensten recused themselves. i don't get to see you guys often, good to see you. let me start with you. anything i got wrong? >> no. this is true, which again as you said, "the washington post" not a credible source anymore. if this is true, that five individuals inside the united states government, whether it was the fbi or special counsel, wherever it came from, leaked information about to be president of the united states to "the washington post" ," information about i suppose it investigation, that is a crime. we can say it's outrageous, we can say to responsible. the leak of this information is a crime. i don't care if you're
republican, democrat, it doesn't matter. why in the world would we allow in the united states of america for information like this to be released. after all, it was rod rosenstein's document, his letter -- >> sean: no one has read this fully. i read it four times. >> he's the one who said that james comey was wrong to usurp the authority under loretta lynch. we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information. no, they're just leaking internal information if it happens to "the washington post "the washington post." >> sean: he needs to go. right or wrong? >> look -- >> >> sean: i'll say it, he nees to go. >> his basis wasn't about russia. this also shows without questio
question, this russian investigation is gone nowhere, so they'll bear coming up with new charges. >> sean: where is the special counsel prosecutor for the people that met on the tarmac, one woman by the name of loretta lynch. who had already decided to collude with clinton and put the kibosh? >> there's enough evidence out there for a special counsel to investigate that. what we know our facts. comey himself admitted it, that she asked him to call it a matter, not an investigation. then he presents her -- >> sean: and he did it. >> and he did it. that was his excuse. he felt the propriety of loretta lynch needing bill clinton on that tarmac was excuse enough for him to make a decision which really wasn't his to make. >> sean: greg, we love you back in new york, obviously with the breaking news, when we get back. as we continue.
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hannity broadcasting live. greg i'm so sorry. you sent me an note today that i thought hit so many good points. i will let you explain. >> if this "washington post" story is true, then it is abundantly clear that mueller must resign. the special counsel statute says, if you have a personal relationship with someone substantially involved in the case you shall not serve as special counsel. it's mandatory language. he must recuse. it is unconscionable that this is a man who is close friends with the star witness, and will now decide whether the president violated the law based on his dealings with his longtime close personal friend, alia,
it's not just a violation of the statute, but the canon of -- i'm absolutely with you. i have no idea what was going through his brain when he chose robert mueller. everyone knew that james call y would be the key pivotal witness. you cannot have the prosecutor that close to the principal witness. >> sean: i think we are the only people that seem to be talking about their real issues here. >> that's the question. why is the fbi it not tonight finding out who these five leakers are russian mark why are they not sending agents to people's houses? >> sean: what about loretta lynch's investigation russian mark wise and hillary clinton in jail? >> this is ongoing right now for the sitting president.
they all said no. my question is, if they are now lying and backtracking, and now people are leaking, i just find it hard to believe that they would live before congress. >> everything is ass backwards here. they are investigating the wrong people. no country has been lied to on a profound level. speak out this is the fundamental issue of a constitutional republic. that's what this is. we have a constitution. if we can keep it, and that's the key. >> sean: dual standard of justice by james comey. and comey should be investigate investigated. loretta lynch should be investigated. these other two should recuse themselves and get out of the way. when we come back, we are going wrap things up. very tough day here. alexandria, virginia. on the road. thanks for being with us.
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prayers with congressman scalise and all the other victims and their families tonight. as always, thank you for being with us. we will see you back here from washington, d.c. stay tuned. tucker carlson is live next. see you tomorrow night. ♪ >> tevening. welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." we are live. 11:00 p.m. on the east coast to bring you details of the story of the day, week, month. we hope not the era. that is the terrible shooting that took place this morning in alexandria, virginia, across the river from washington, washington, d.c. in the 7:00 hour, politically motivated shooting, an act of political violence undertaken by a 66-year-old man from illinois with a profound grudge against the republican party and the trump administration. there was a witness who recorded the unfortunate moments of this on his cell