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they are not against sex either. they hate unsexy zoo. when they are in the wild male pandas engage. he has 40 times in a single afternoon. good things pandas are so distracted by human lives or humans would be the endangered species. something else to be grateful for. that's it for us tonight. jimmy kimmel is in for sean. >> sean: really? [laughs] really? that's a great line. all right. tucker, great show. thank you. and this is a fox news alert. president trump's long-time personal attorney, michael cohen, just had his office, his home, and his hotel that he was staying in raided by the fbi today in an early morning raid. now, what that means is mueller's witch-hunt investigation is now a run away train that is clearly careening off the tracks. plus, a u.s. led response to syria could happen any moment. we are watching throughout the hour. and president trump is currently weighing options against the assad regime, following a devastating apparent gas attack against innocent men, women, and children in the eastern suburbs of damascus. and also tonight, the former attorney general loretta lynch, she is speaking out and throwing cold water on james comey and many of his public statements.
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we're going to cover all of this and, yes, i have my response to jimmy kimmel's apology coming up later in the program. we have a lot to get to, big breaking news night. big breaking news opening monologue ♪ >> sean: tonight we have explosive new chapter in muller's witch-hunt. we have entered a dangerous phase. there is no turning back from this. it is clear, as i have been warning, mueller is out to get the president and it appears at any cost. here is what happened. upon referral from special counselor robert mueller, the fbi has raided the office, the home and the hotel room of michael cohen. the personal attorney of the president of the united states. now the fbi reportedly seized records related to cohen's payment to this porn star stormy daniels and other items. according to bloomberg tonight, this all came after the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein recommended that the cohen investigation be pursued by federal prosecutors in new york.
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now, keep in mind, cohen was never part of the trump administration or the trump campaign. this is now officially an all hands on deck effort to totally malign and, if possible, impeach the president of the united states. now, mueller and rosenstein have declared what is a legal war on the president. and a source close to president trump tonight is telling fox news that mueller's investigation is way out of control. my message tonight to mueller is simple: if you have evidence of collusion, any at all, show it to us or end this partisan investigation. the country is hanging by a thread tonight and you don't seem to care. the so-called russia collusion investigation has now evolved from a faceless start to a criminal prosecution, let's see paul manafort, from a 12-year-old payments from ukraine to a payment to a porn star named stormy daniels. now mueller and rosenstein, they are truly fulfilling the mainstream media's fantasy here, at least attempting to. now, in fact, despite all of today's major breaking news, the fake news was totally
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obsessed with all michael cohen. ultimately, president trump was forced to address this cohen issue during a meeting with military leaders. here's what he said. >> so i just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys. good man. and it's a disgraceful situation. it's a total witch-hunt. i have been saying it for a long time. i have wanted to keep it down. we have given, i believe, over a million pages worth of documents to the special counsel. they continue to just go forward and here we are talking about syria. we are talking about a lot of serious things with the greatest fighting force ever. and i have this witch-hunt constantly going on. it's a disgrace. it's frankly a real disgrace. it's an attack on our country in a true sense. it's an attack on what we all stand for. when i saw this and heard
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it, i heard it like you did, i said, that is really now in a whole new level of unfairness. they found no collusion whatsoever with russia. the reason they found it was there was no collusion at all. no collusion. this is the most biased group of people, these people have the biggest conflicts of interest i have ever seen. the attorney general made a terrible mistake when he did this. and when he recused himself or he should have certainly let us know if he was going to recuse himself. and we would have used a -- put a different attorney general in. we have had that hanging over us now from the very, very beginning. and, yet, the other side, they don't even bother looking. and the other side is where there are crimes. and those crimes are obvious. lies under oath. all over the place. emails that are knocked out,
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that are acid washed and deleted. nobody has ever seen. 33,000 emails are deleted after getting a subpoena for congress. and nobody bothers looking at that. >> sean: the president is exactly right. this is a huge massive double standard. you think hillary clinton's attorneys had their offices raided during this email investigation? not a chance. you think hillary clinton's lawyers, where they raided after it was determined she bought and paid for that phony russian dossier to influence the general election? not a chance. no investigation. any raids, any arrests, after the massive fisa abuse allegations were exposed? not a single chance. were there any raids, any arrests after hillary clinton? we know she obstructed justice. we know she deleted 33,000 emails. we know she deleted all of them and used the acid wash as the president was talking about, bleach bit, and then had the devices busted up hammers, anybody do anything there?
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not a chance. everything we have been telling you about this two-tiered justice system. we don't have equal justice under the law. it should be in the minds of every american citizen tonight. robert mueller is so far beyond his mandate, this is now spiraling out of control. everything that we have warned you about is now coming to fruition. and mueller has ostensibly tonight declared war against the president of the united states. clearly his objective is to remove him from office. i have told you have and i have told anyone who will listen. mueller's team is corrupt starting with him and it has been from the beginning. now show us the evidence of collusion or this investigation needs to end. ultimately, mueller's run away investigation can all be traced back to one unfortunate act. the president alluded to this. this the attorney general, jeff sessions, recusing himself from the russia investigation, leaving rod rosenstein -- let's see mueller's best friend,
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comey's best friend, mccabe's best friend -- to act in his behalf. he is basically the attorney general. and tonight as this investigation is now spiraling out of control, it is time to start making moves, perhaps, maybe even like congressman mark meadows suggested, impeaching rosenstein. we will explain that later in the program. this leads us directly by the way to our next story, the slow release of these subpoenaed documents from the justice department to the house judiciary committee, the house intel committee, regarding the fbi-clinton email investigation and the potential fisa abuses during the presidential election. the attorney general, jeff sessions, appointed a u.s. attorney to oversee the delivery of more than 1.2 million documents. so far the justice department has offered 3,600. that's it. why are they slow walking? why aren't they handing over what congress has subpoenaed and it is their constitutional right to look at vis-a-vis oversight. according to a new report tonight from sara carter, "some lawyers are now saying
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nothing but political theater to avoid contempt of congress." make no mistake, these documents are crucial if we're going to find answers about how the obama justice department under loretta lynch and the fbi director james comey handled or rather mishandled the clinton investigation. these documents will shed light on how hillary was cleared of all charges. i have never heard of an exoneration before an investigation before and i doubt any of you have as well. these documents could show how the fisa system was used to spy on a presidential campaign. and how they lied to fisa court justice. why won't the justice department release the unredacted fbi memo that devin nunes of the house intel committee has been demanding? what was used, of course, to justify the entire russia collusion investigation to begin with? now, this is more than frustrating and just one more example that we now live in a country with a two tiered justice system. this is what i have been warning you about. the fbi is more than capable of tracing a russia
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how to a porn star and door of donald trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, but the justice department of the united states of america is slow-walking and purposefully not even releasing documents they have in their possession that has been subpoenaed by the united states congress, the judiciary committee, the intel committee. it is shameful. this should alarm every person watching this broadcast tonight. we'll have a lot more on that in a few minutes. alan dershowitz, sara carter and gregg jarrett are all here. while the media are obsessing over michael cohen, there are really important stories to bring to you. over the weekend, according to multiple reports on the ground, an anti-assad suburb of damascus was subject to a deadly chemical weapons attack. horrific video captured from the scene. it shows men. it shows women. it shows children gasping for air, foaming at the mouth, with many laying on the ground dead from what appears to be yet another gas attack from the assad regime against their own people.
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and as we speak, the president is once again weighing his options in syria, and here's what the president said about this earlier today. >> we're going to make a decision tonight or very shortly thereafter and you'll be hearing the decision. but we can't let atrocities like we all witnessed, and you can see that and it's horrible. we can't let that happen in our world, we can't let that happen. especially when we are able, because of the power of the united states, because of the power of our country, we are able to stop it. we have a lot of options, militarily. and we'll be letting you know pretty soon. >> thanks, everybody. thank you all. >> probably after the fact. >> sean: now, according to general mattis, all options were on the table including a military response in syria. earlier today, the president said he would make a decision in the next 24 to 48 hours. russia and iran are now coming to assad's defense, denying assad actually launched the chemical attack. and as i have said many
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times on this program, just one more reason this flawed iranian nuclear deal needs to be cancelled immediately. i believe the president will do that soon. now, as the president said, russia should be paying a big price for supporting assad, including new sanctions and political restrictions. and, of course, this comes a little over a year after president trump, remember, he launched dozens of crews missiles, heavily damaging an air base in syria after a similar gas attack in 2017. and sadly this all comes after years of complete and utter total inaction from the obama administration. remember obama's imaginary red line in the sand and the price we have now paid. this goes back to 2012. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms what every player in the region that that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. that would change my calculations significantly.
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>> sean: of course the red line was crossed. obama's bluff was called and region fell into complete and utter chaos with many subsequent gas attacks to follow. then in 2013, the obama administration struck an utterly laughable diplomatic agreement with the assad, which guaranteed removal of 100% of the chemical weapons from syria. okay, i guess they are not gone. as it turns out, murderous dictators are not exactly trustworthy and obama's strategy in syria total failure left to the president now rectify. with action now imminent in syria tonight, we will bring you any breaking developments as they happen. also tonight in an attempt to get ahead of james comey's pending book tour, the former attorney general, loretta lynch, is now speaking out, trying to explain some of, well, her unusual and potentially illegal actions during the fbi's clinton email investigation back in 2016. remember when loretta lynch directed the fbi director james comey to call clinton's criminal
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investigation a "matter," not an investigation. and he listened. now, take a look at how she now tries to explain this away. all while throwing poor james comey under the bus before his book tour. this was an interview with nbc news. >> this was a very sensitive investigation, as everyone knew. and the issue when he and i sat down at that time, which i think was early in the fall of 2015, was whether or not we were ready at the department to confirm an investigation going on. when we typically do not confirm or deny investigations into anything with rare exceptions. >> comey says you want call it a clinton matter. he wanted to call it an investigation. to the extent that he noted it, that it bothered him, did he go to you and question your credibility with regard to the clinton case? >> well, i can tell you that, you know, it was a meeting like any other that we had had, where we talked about the issues. we had a full and open discussion about it. >> he didn't raise any concern? >> and concerns were not raised. >> sean: we have more on
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loretta lynch's comments in the show. first joining to us react to the story tonight author of best seller "trumped up: the criminilazation of political differences endangers democracy." famed harvard law professor alan dershowitz. raided the president's personal attorney's home and office and hotel room. russia collusion has now become stormy daniels payment by his own lawyer? >> i think actually this does show us something significant about the investigation. i do think a decision has been made from the very top that the mueller investigation is going to stick to russia collusion, the campaign, obstruction of justice, anything else relating to trump's business dealings, any alleged relationships with payments to women will be given over to the southern district of new york. now, they will work together. and this may be an attempt to squeeze cohen. he is the lawyer. he is the guy who knows all
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the facts about donald trump. and to get him to turn against his client. look, this is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations. i deal with clients all the time. i tell them on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct. now they say, based on probable cause, they can burst into the office, grab all the computers and give it to another fbi agent and say you are the fire wall. we want you now to read all these confidential communications. tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can't get. you know, if this were the shoe on the other foot, if this were hillary clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer's office, the aclu would be on every television station in america jumping up and down. the deafening silence of the aclu and the civil libertarians into the intrusion of the clien client-lawyer confidentiality is
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really appalling. >> sean: what about sources close to the president this is aggressive, this is to squeeze the president, this is the end of any negotiations or any chance that president trump will ever talk with mueller and his team of investigators? more importantly, look at the team. you have people that he appointed that have withheld and be found to have withheld exculpatory evidence in multiple cases. >> um-huh. >> sean: i want to talk about that to you. >> one thing first. when lawyers think about cooporating with the prosecutors, they have to know in exchange for the prosecution they will be treated decently. here have you trump's lawyers cooperating completely. cohen cooperated completely. what did they get for it? a raid on the office with everything being taken. so this sends a powerful message that cooperation is not going to be rewarded by mueller. it's not going to be rewarded by the southern district. i think the result may very well be far less cooperation. >> sean: what would your advice be, if i were to ask you, if you were talking to the president tonight, i
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would say all bets are off, it's clear mueller has a different agenda. i have been arguing with different people i know. my argument has been, if you are robert mueller, and you made a comment on a radio show in new york about the "whitey" bulger -- a lot of people in boston -- >> we remember that very well. >> sean: four men went to jail. mueller was involved in the case. two of them died in jail. they were all later exonerated. over 100-million-dollar judgment was paid. and issues involving exculpatory evidence was there. also his pit bull andrew weissmann. tens of thousands of jobs lost because of his tactics at andersen accounting. 9-0 decision against him in the supreme court. four merrill executives in jail. that was overturned by the fifth circuit. and two examples of him withholding exculpatory evidence.
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he didn't appoint weissmann to be a potted plant. he knew his background. what does it say about mueller and his team? >> well, they are zealous. many people think they are overzealous. i don't think they are partisans. here you and i might disagree. i don't think they care whether they hurt the democrats or the republicans. some on the team may. i don't think that's mueller's approach. he is just determined to get his target. and, when you appoint somebody to be a special counsel, there is a target on the back of the president. the target on the back of people close to the president. >> sean: has he lost perspective? >> i think he has lost perspective. i think that happens when overzealous prosecutors are given a target. and the concern now is that there won't be cooperation. i think we will now see a scorched earth policy on both sides. look, i don't give advice to the president except on television if he wants to listen, he can listen. if i were the president, i would at least seriously consider going to court tomorrow, seeking to have a judge get ahold of all the lawyer-client material, take it away from the prosecutor, take it away from the fbi. don't let an fbi agent look at any of them. >> sean: they have already looked at it.
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>> have the judge go through it and have the judge make a determination as to whether there is anything in there that is lawyer-client privilege. >> sean: at this point though, i don't see how the president and his team could cooperate. >> it's hard. it's hard. think are not getting anything in return. cooperation has to be a two-way street. now the problem, of course, for the president, is that mueller ultimately holds the card in which he can subpoena the president, call him in front of a grand jury without his lawyer, without restrictions. it may be less worse for the president to make a deal and sit down and have a four hour conference. >> sean: president not answer at that point? >> he could not answer certain questions. for example, if he is asked why did you fire comey, his answer -- >> sean: rod rosenstein told me. >> that's one answer. how is rod rosenstein still on the case? the other answer you can't question the president's article 2 decision-making authority. just like the constitution says you can't question senators. the supreme court has said you can't question judges about their decisions. you can't question a president about decisions he made that he was authorized
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to make under the constitution. >> sean: last question. does this now go on potentially for years, well past the midterms? >> there is no question. >> sean: there's going to be a fight. >> i can't imagine how this ends before the mid terms. if it ends just before the midterms, with a report that's condemnatory of the administration, imagine the outrage that will occur if, again, we see the justice department potentially impacting an election. >> sean: mueller wanted this. he set out to do this. when he gave this to the southern district of new york today. that's what his plan was. >> i think his plan was to squeeze, to try to make sure he stays within his mandate, but then to use the southern district to squeeze cohen. if they can get cohen to become a cooperating witness, i doubt that will ever happen. that's the tactic prosecutors often use. >> sean: all right, professor. good to see you. >> thank you. >> sean: alan dershowitz stays with us. we will check in with sara carter and gregg jarretts. i will finally respond to
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>> sean: as we continue law professor a >> sean: as we continue, law professor alan dershowitz is back with us. also with us, sara carter. fox news legal analyst gregg jarrett.il gregg, we will start with you. your interpretation of the raid on michael cohen and what this means today? >> i think the president was right to be frustrated and angry. americans should be outraged. this is an abuse of the system. you know, here you have an attorney general who should never have recused himself and seems to be rather t incompetent on the matter, you've got corrupt acts by top officials at the fbi and rosenstein and mueller who have abused the law and today was a perfect example
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of this, and for what? a contract with a porn star to make her go away? it was a valid contract asas far as we can tell. there is an offer, acceptance, and considering consideration. >> sean: we have contract in this country. >> it's not illegal to engage in a contract to make someone go away. she took $130,000.ac >> sean: it happens every day, hundreds of thousands of times. sara, let's go to the other side of this. the double standard aspect of this. to me, it is glaring. that is, well, if i -- i don't think gregg jarrett and professor dershowitz would get me off the hook if i deleted 33,000 emails and then i acid washed my hard drive and beat up my devices and i don't think that james comey would give me an exoneration he is writing months before he talked to me or investigated the case. >> i would get you off the hook. [laughter] wme i would prove this wasn't criminal. >> sean: and similarly, look at the fisa abuses..
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if i lied to a judge anywhere, why am i scared to death i would be handcuffed, perp walked and mugshotted and put in jail and you would bring me a file in a cake. >> well, i think that people will be indicted for lying. in fact, that's what i have been told. and also, you know, sean, i think let's go back to the very beginning of this. you are absolutely right. we haven't seen them raidy hillary clinton's home, raid her apartment. look into her history, raid her attorney's offices. i think the american public sees enough evidence here to say, wait, there is a double standard going on here and far surpasses anything theybl have seen in the past. people will not accept. i can tell you right know, based on what i'm hearing, and looking at theha mission creep by mueller, it's not going to stand, if you look how they slow-rolled -- >> sean: mueller is going to keep doing his job. >> mueller is going to keep
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doing his job. the american public is going to be the judge of this. and they have found no evidence of collusion with russia. what they can do is try to corner the president and pressure him. but, remember, there is h pressure on their side, too. and that's coming from the american public. f and i'm telling you, people are not going to stand for this. they are going to ask that there be an investigation. we are waiting for that ig report from horowitz. >> sean: when is that coming? >> i'm assuming after comey. >> sean: i'm holding my breath.. i'm dying. >> me too. >> the only good thing coming of this are conservatives are becoming civil libertarians. >> sean: i have actually been one. >> you care about the constitution now.ns >> sean: i always have. >> so important. >> sean: i agree with you. >> people on the left don't seem to care about the constitution. everybody just picks sides. and that's a very great danger to our constitution. >> sean: the "new york times" comes out, ukrainian $150,000. all of this gets dropped and thrown out there and then the media is hysterical and
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breathless reporting and it turns out to be nothing. >> let me tell you because i happen to know a lot aboutyo that. i represented the president of the ukraine. >> sean: the person involved in this. >> the person involved in this and his son-in-law, who is one of the most charitable, generous people in the world. he gave millions of dollars to the clinton campaign. and, of course he is going to pay $150,000 to get donald trump to speak. he would have paid $250,000 to do so get other businessmen. >> sean: gregg jarrett wants an invitation. >> i'm in the speaking business. i get paid to speak. people pay a lot of the money to hear speakers like donald trump. and imagine if gates or zuckerberg were asked. >> sean: people pay me to speak, professor. i know that's shocking to you. >> this is really a fake story. i don't know where it's f coming from. $150,000.re >> it's not surprising. >> to a foundation? >> this is driven by the media narrative.
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today's events should put the nail in the coffin of any inclination they' president ever had to sit down with mueller. he has proven that he has forgotten the cannon of ethics, which is the duty of a public prosecutor is not tout gain a conviction, but to see that justice is done. this was always an investigation in search of a crime which the law does not allow. the president should say, i'm sorry, i'm not going to noncrime called collusion and to the professor's point earlier, he should not answer any questions. >> sean: executive privilege fight. now we have a constitutional showdown. yes or no? >> yeah, sure, why not? >> sean: i agree with you, whyh, thought? >> in addition to having a judge take over, and be the clean team to look at these attorney-client privilege documents, the attorneys for the president should file a motion to quash whatnt happened today. >> that's basically what i suggested.
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of course, some people are saying the president should plead the fifth. he should not plead the fifth.ul let me tell you why. if he pleads the fifth, mueller gives him immunity. and then he has to testify and immunity doesn't cover impeachment. pleading the fifth would be exactly the wrong thing to do. >> sean: isn't that mueller's goal, though, he writes a reporte? >> sure. >> sean: in the hopes that congress uses it to impeach him. that's the plan. >> i think that's the plan, and he is not going to come to conclusions in the report. is he going to lay out what the evidence is in a way that will make it hard if the democrats gain control, not to impeach. >> sean: sara, last word.. >> we need to see where inspector general horowitz is going with this and huber. there is going to be a lot of information coming out. a people will be indicted. there is going to be more information coming out of these documents. and in the end, they make those decisions based on the evidence that's cominge forth. i think the american publicc deserves to see that, i think congress deserves to see that, and i think for the sanctity of our
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institutions, we need to get that information out. >> we do have a fundamental disagreement. i want fewer indictments on both sides. i don't want to see a bad criminal investigation against trump become an excuse for a bad criminal investigation. >> sean: you agree, you can't lie a fisa judge. >> you can't go to a fisa judge and lie. >> sean: they purposely withheld information. >> you have to showhoal it's material, there are a lot of elements.. >> sean: if i went to a fisa judge application paid for by one political group and withheld that? >> in the footnote. >> sean: they didn't say in the footnote who it was from. >> sean: here is the question. if i deleted 33,000 subpoenaed emails, i acid washed my hard drive, i beat up my devices with a hammer, are you saying they are not going to hold me for obstruction? >> i would get you off. i would.ri seriousry. i think there is. >> sean: i bet you could. you and jarrett. >> politically doing the wrong thing and being
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negligent and committing a felony. >> sean: i think i would be handcuffed and no getting me out. they would love me in jail. >> you would so be in jail right now. >> sean: i have got to run. i'm really late. we do have another big story tonight. we are waiting, the president might tonight be ordering are military strike against syria as a result of what was a gassing of innocent men, women, and children, o also my response to jimmy kimmel. busy news night. stay with us.y ♪
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♪ >> we are making a decision as to what to do with respect to the horrible attack was made near damascus and it will be met, and it will be met forcefully. and when i will not say because i don't like talking. about timing. >> sean: all right. the president earlier tonight during a meeting with military leaders at the white house discussing how to respond to the latest chemical attacks in syria that has now left at least 40 dead.
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here with reaction, policy group vice president cia senior intelligence officer daniel hoffman, former deputy assistant to the president, fox news national security strategist dr. gorka. mr. hoffman, let me start with you. you understand this region from what i understand. you worked there quite a long period of time. q >> i did. i was chief of the cia's middle east operations for a few years from 2010 to '14. we delivered a stark assessment about how syria would be transformed into a petri dish of national security. we are seeing that play out russia, iran and syria havee this sort of axis of evil together targeting innocent civilians and the opposition. russia claims to be there to fight isis. but that's really not their purpose at all. >> sean: yeah, that's a good point. do you believe that this was the assad regime and weren't they supposed to get rid of those weapons? >> they were -- it was absolutely the assad regime.
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they have allegedly launched at least eight chemical weapons attacks this year using sarin and chlorine. they were supposed to havend eliminated their stockpile back in june of 2014 by the agreement that youin highlighted earlier. and, of course, as we know,, the assad regime isn't going to be held to those sorts of agreements. and they kept certainly enough chemical weapons to launch these sorts of attacks. and we really need to make them pay for it, but we also need to make russia and iran pay for it because those are the two countries enabling syria ultimately in their tactical and strategic objectives. >> sean: dr. gorka, let me get your take on this. i thought you said we would know after the fact. almost like it's a certainty. i do not blame him.. not unlike before when the similar circumstances arose
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in 2017. >> look, if we don't accepted the very clear message that this cannot be, done again, others will use chemical weapons. we have international taboos, international treaties, russia broke one during the obama administration by invading another country and taking its territory for itself. that administration did practically nothing. now we have chemical weapons used against women andnt children. the president, i guarantee you, in the next 24 hours, 48d hours will send a very strong message, as mr. hoffman said, not just to assad, but to his sponsors and his backers to russia, to iran, even to china and north korea that would ever think about using these weapons against innocent civilians. this isn't about 2003. this isn't about invasion. this is about chemical weapons use. >> sean: the nexus between politics and national security is intersecting tonight. and i even know that there are people on nbc news that have suggested, even though the president announced long before any news about michael cohen, that he would make a decision within 24 to 48 hours, they actually used the term on conspiracy tv
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nbc, "wag the dog." >> it's reprehensible. these are the same people who say that this administration is colluding with russia and that the president works for vladimir putin. when for the last 15 months, every single significant policy decision coming out of the oval office with regards to russia has been bad for that kgb office of vladimir putin. whether it's the xl pipeline, arming ukrainians, increasing our defense budget. all of it, they live in a fantasy, you know what? at the end of the day, their political correctness undermines our national security. because we have to look at these issues clinically, unemotionally, and through a lens that looks at it as if ks is reality. not same kind of, you know, echo chamber like ben rhodes was proud of. remember the echo chamber? >> sean: mr. hoffman, i b agree with the president inasmuch as we can't be the world's policemen, there are
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circumstances, i don't think america can fight wars anymore after the experience in iraq where it becomes politicized after thousands of americans give their lives and limbs, washington decides never mind, we don't fight wars to win them. we put ridiculous rules of engagement on our brave men and women. we're deciding in washington not on the ground what to do. same thing in vietnam, we lost 58,000 people. there are certain moments where it's only the united states. are we going to sit back? do we have a moral obligation when we see s images of women and children being gassed to stop it and prevent it? >> we do. we have got a moral obligation absolutely. it's a violation of international norms. and we do need to take action. we also have a strategic requirement, too, to support our allies in the region. israel, jordan, and lebanon. not to mention europe, which has been impacted so severely by the migration crisis. all the inaction from the
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previous years really resulted in the massive level of threats to our national security. and i think what the administration is probably thinking about on john bolton's first day is what are our options? f one of them certainly is to launch an attack on a syrian air base. and i think we will do that. secondly, do we set up safe zones for the population? and third, would we go even farther and resume assisting, arming anti-assad opposition so we have a little more skin in the game? >> what about russia saying you know russia well? what about russia saying they didn't do it? >> i watched the russian news, sean, and i watch it every day, and that's what they called it false news. that's what they do. you know, they deny that they have used the nerve agent against the defector. you know, their population might believe that stuff, but we have got to hold them accountable as well. >> sean: you know russia well. let me ask you one more question while i have you on the show -- with hillary's email hacked by some foreign agencies we would never know where the emails came from,
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would we? real quick?gn >> you know, i mean, the russians were all over those emails. i'm sure -- >> sean: probably were the chinese and iranians and north koreans, i have got to run. we will pick it up another day. i promise. i'm just out of time. i will respond to jimmy kimmel straight ahead. ♪ i go with anoro. ♪go your own way copd tries to say, "go this way." i say, "i'll go my own way" with anoro. ♪go your own way once-daily anoro contains two medicines called bronchodilators, that work together to significantly improve lung function all day and all night. anoro is not for asthma . it contains a type of medicine that increases risk of death in people with asthma. the risk is unknown in copd. anoro won't replace rescue inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than once a day. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition, high blood pressure,
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♪ ♪ >> sean: all right. the moment many in the med ♪ >> sean: all right. the moment many in the media have been waiting for, all right. last week i said enough is enough when jimmy kimmel was mocking the first lady and her accent while she was reading to children at the t white house easter egg roll and the liberal late night comedian responded to me in a tweet yesterday. all right. it's time for my response. that's our mini monologue. ♪ all right, if you watched the show on friday or you
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follow me on my twitter feed, you probably saw how we took on jimmy kimmel with examples of past antics after he frankly was kind of bullying the first lady, in my opinion, who clearly is not in any position to defend herself by making fun of her accent while she is actually reading to children. after we did call kimmel out, he responded with even more vicious attacks. anyway, yesterday kimmel apologized for some of his behavior. he wrote in part "by lampooning sean hannity's deference to the president, i did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, i apologize. i will take sean hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what iel believe and still believe to be a harmless and silly side referencing of our first lady's accent. mrs. trump almost certainly has enough to be worry about without being used as prop to increase tv ratings." i read the apology carefully. couple things are pretty clear to me. on the surface, i will beho honest, it seems to be more of a forced disney corporate apology directed more towards the
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lgbtq community rather than about kimmel's comments about the first lady. but honestly, that's ultimately up to you to decide here. i believe everyone should accept apologies, that's what my religion teaches me. i assume he is sincere. from my perspective, i real do enjoy a good fight and i do agree with jimmy in this sense it's time to move on. for me what this was really about never about hannity versus jimmy kimmel. a lot bigger to me. the level of hatred, vitriol against this president and his family is frankly unprecedented as we have been talking about all nightt tonight. the left in this country, they have even attacked the president's what, 10, 11, 12-year-old son. what's even worse is we have 1 this corrupt mediaed industrial complex. we see it all working tonight. daily, breathlessly saying pretty much anything and everything in an effort to literally hurt this president and bring his family down. t now, attacking the first lady for her accent while reading to kids is just one
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small example, but it's a line in the sand for me. it's obvious that melania, barron, they are not political in their roles. and those cheap shots i'm saying need to end. now, look, i was a tough critic. people have been writing you are a tough critic of president obama and his policies and you always talked about him and michelle and going to the church of g.d. america andnd hanging out with bill ayers and bernadine dohrn and reverend wright and so on and so forth. that's all true, by the way. i also criticized michelle obama's political statements, like, she said for the first time in my adult life i'm proud of my country? really? f it makes no sense. the liberal media is trying to say my commentary of michelle obama's political statements is similar to what kimmel said about melania trump. frankly, that's a lie. they know it. i was criticizing michelle obama on the substance of her political comments. by the way, no one will ever report that i have said multiple times on radio and tv that michelle and barack obama seem like they were wonderful parents.
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that their kids seemy wonderful and they raised good kids and they did a good job because it's not easy being in the public eyego and that kids should be left alone. i said it many times. that's the difference and i think that's a big one. under like the obama presidency, it seems they have not given any courtesy by anybody at this point which proves my larger point. the media is now wholly an extension of the democratic party. this show, and a few otherex voices on this network and talk radio, we are the rare exception to this rule. look on your screen, the eight years of obama's policies failed you, the american people, on a spectacular level. nobody in the media reported this. and i think that's what the last election was about. the forgotten men and women of this country and poverty on food stamps and out of the labor force. liberal media never talked about it. we have endless stream of lies, propaganda, conspiracy theories, cheap shot personal attacks. my point is at the end of the day, it's hurting those american people and really hurting the ability of the
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president to even have a month do his job. for me, it was the line in the sand. leave women and kids alone. i'm done. that's why i took on jimmy kimmel. i'm not trying to be the thought police and i sure as heck never wanted political correctness.s. never supported boycotts. jimmy, conservatives like me that support immigration, we are not anti-immigration, we believe in legal immigration. just as responsible people can disagree about some of the crazy things have you done in the past, i say let the audience decide. i have noticed by the way, jimmy, you seem focused on politics. you seem sincere when you talked about healthcare, you seemed sincere when you talked about the country. i want to extend an invitation. you want to come on this show, i promise no name calling, no anger, no rehash hashing of the twitter fight you want to have a serious discussion we can talk about the president, policies, comedy, political correctness. ending boycotts, how i supported bill maher, howard stern, don imus, opie and anthony. people that i disagree with vehemently. my bet is you will agreere with me on a lot more issues than you think.
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from my point of view, it's over with jimmy kimmel. i meant what i said, unfair attacks, there needs to be an end to this. there is no shortage by the way, of comedic material out there. jimmy, if you do want to start up again, i promise i o will punch back even harder and my producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights or low lights in your career. they don't make you look too good. instead of airing them, we will put them in storage and we have more important pressing issues like what's happening in syria and gassing of women and children. all right. when we come back, the video of the day and the return, laura ingraham is back. straight ahead. ♪ ♪ come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away. ♪ feet go here....
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part of our interview with 19new former attorney general discussed her 2016 tarmac meeting with bill clinton. talking about grand kids for an hour. take a look.
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>> it was 107 degrees outside and i was told he wanted come on the lane and sating hello >> did part of you say, no: >> i thought, i speak to people all the time. people in public life and not in public life. his wife was under investigation. >> made mote mostly small talk nothing about hes wife f and her e mail server. did you say, this is probably not appropriate or this will look bad? >> i will say in the course of the conversation we spoke and it seemed we would say hello and hi, and move on. it would condition. >> sure his wife under investigation decision is pending any moment. i believe that. no. i don't we'll stay on all of this, robot mueller declared war today. we have a lot to get to tomorrow. you raid the home drug dealers and terrorists.
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really gangsters. this will be an interesting time we'll be fair and balanced. join us. laura ingraham is back on monday. orbing, laura ingraham is back and it is monday. >> welcome back, >> did anything wham while i was gone. >> boring. >> i don't know but you have been missing in action. >> i'm glad i don't have a google alert on my name >> laura will be back on monday. >> thank you. awesome show. wish i was back in the krint defense lawyer lead this is a case case to argue. i'm laura rick ram this statute ecram angle. another public raid and donald trump associate targeted this time president's p

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