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this quote. to us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. that's the truth from a smart lady and that is our story for tonight. we'll see you back here tomorrow. tucker is next. >> tucker: good evening. welcome to tucker carlson tonight. sean hannity was named a client of michael cohen. we'll give you details of what happened. then you'll hear from sean himself ahead. first tonight, the full transcript of former fbi director james comey's interview with george stephanopoulos has been released. it's a massive interview clocking in at more than five hours. it's deeply revealing. by now you heard about what comey has had to say about donald trump and not very much of that was newsworthy it turned out. the real value of this interview is what it says about james comey. by the end you realize that
coney never should have been fbi director. he's too partisan. trump's main mistake was not firing him on inauguration day. comey defends his prosecution of more that stewart who went to jail for lying to prosecutors. he attacks general petraeus. according to comey, he should have faced more charges for mishandling classified information. he should have gone to prison for lying. in his words "lying strikes at the heart of our rule of law in this country." fair enough. but then comey goes on to talk about the marc rich case. you remember that. on his way out of office, bill clinton sold a presidential pardon to a wanted felon who fled the county. comey says "i never heard of another fugitive from justice was pardoned." so george stephanopoulos asks the questions, did you draw any conclusions about the clintons
from those experiences? comey says no, none at all. selling a presidential pardon to a fugitive says nothing about the clintons of their character. and then he says clinton is hard working. loretta lynch gets the same soft treatment. he concedes his attorney general called the investigation of hillary clinton as a matter. >> his first concern when she told him to refer to the clinton e-mail controversy as a matter rather than an investigation. did you think she was doing that to protect hillary clinton? >> i didn't know. it worried me. gave me an uncomfortable feeling. the clinton campaign had been trying to come up with other words to describe it. >> tucker: you know, i don't know, says james comey. he doesn't want to draw any conclusions from that. he has no idea if the attorney general was behaving politically when she told him to parrot the
clinton campaign's talking points. he goes on to say that loretta lynch is a smart person that he respects very much. in this middle of this saga, president obama repeatedly dismissed the entire hillary clinton e-mail investigation as a nothing burger. of course hillary did nothing wrong, obama said. comey concedes that obama is a very smart lawyer and he should have known better to weigh-in on an active investigation as president. the president shouldn't do that. "do you think obama was trying to color the case, george stephanopoulos asked. comey replays, "i don't know, i don't think so." there's a theme here. again and again, partisan democrats get every benefit of every doubt from james comey. he can't rush to conclusions until he sees the white circles under donald trump's eyes that he's happy to speculate. comey says that lying is what bothers him most. he's devoted his life to fighting dishonesty. that's why he wrote the book, he
says. but he says that james clapper is the public servant that he admires the most. the same james clapper that lied to congress, falsely claiming that intelligence agencies don't spy on americans when he knew perfectly well that they do. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> tucker: not wittingly. what you just saw is perjury. it's a federal crime. but unlike martha stewart, james clapper got away with that. james comey is happy that he did. the most revealing moments come when coney describes the alleged russian plot against our democracy. comey claims that russia wanted trump to beat hillary clinton in the election. but if it's that simple, why did russian propaganda attack trump as well and stage protests
against him? he doesn't address that. he said we know for certain that putin was working on trump's behalf. we don't know that for certain. the facts contradict that conclusion. comey is passing off speculation as fact. if comey and the fbi really wanted to get to the bottom of a russian plot against our democracy, why didn't the bureau examine the dnc servers to make certain that russia really hacked them? to this date regardless of what you hear, we haven't seen any evidence that the government of russia directed the theft. we take that on faith. everybody repeats it like it's true. we should we believe that without proof? because people like jim comey say so, because our intel agencies never lie to us? right. comey's main piece of evidence that the president is a russian stooge is because of personal
conversations. he said that trump is a traitor to america. that's the new standard. unlet you denounce putin behind closed doors, top law enforcement officials suspect you of disloyalty and accuse you that on television. it's a name for, this it's mccarthyism and scarier than anything that trump did with russia. finally for a guy that says he's not determined to be political, comey is highly political. he says in the interview with abc that he's greatly influenced by his wife. he says a number of occasions when she's weighed in on his job at doj including investigation of torture at abu grave. he said he listens carefully to his wife. given that, it's significant that his wife turns out to be a bitter hillary clinton partisan. watch. >> on saturday, january 21, masses of demonstrators take to the streets among them the family of james comey. >> my wife and girls marched in
the women's march the day after president trump's inauguration. at least four of my daughter, probably all five wanted hillary to be the first woman president. i know my amazing spouse did. >> i wanted a woman president badly and i supported hill hi. a lot of my friends worked for her. i was devastated when she lost. >> tucker: wait a second. news here. james comey was the director of the fbi working for president donald trump. a bunch of his wife's friends work on hillary clinton's campaign. virtually his entire family marched against his boss on trump's very first day of work. comey gave abc photographs of all of them carrying anti-trump signs on the national mall. we're not supposed to think any of this had any effect on how james comey approached his job in the trump administration. but of course, it did. author and columnist mark steyn joins us tonight. mark, james comey said he's hate dishonesty but jim clapper is
his hero. and then when asked why do you think attorney general loretta lynch commanded you not to ascribe the hillary investigation as criminal, he said i don't know. didn't seem political to me. that's false. >> yeah, it is false. the circumstantial evidence that is staring you in the face when it comes to democrat behavior, he professes to be blank about. but he will happily deliriously speculate on what trump may have been doing with a bunch of prostitutes in moscow. you know, basically fans of james comey want it both ways, tucker. i was listening to that bit about his wife and daughters marching in the women's march the day after trump's inaugurati inauguration. on one hand we're told that james comey is a straight shooter a straight arrow, a boy scout, a nonpartisan civil servant. a straight-shooting g man.
on the other hand, his entire family is marching in this women's march. i believe something like four million people marched across america. so out of the female population of the united states, that's about 2.5%. so it's not just that mrs. comey is a hillary voter, it's that she's in the hardest hardcore of hillary partism. his number 20 at the fbi, andrew mccabe, his wife is a democratic candidate in virginia, again, it's not that, you know, these are just people that pick candidate a or candidate b. they're in the hardest hardcore of partisans and comey and mccabe's tenure at the fbi was marked by a bizarre grotesque partisanship that is far closer to obstruction of justice if you look at the way lynch behaved, mccabe behaved, comey behaved,
strzok behaved and page behaved is far closer to real obstruction than trump is supposedly being investigated for. >> tucker: so if you were starting a new job and your wife said i really don't like your boss. you said i don't really like him or whatever. i want to go march with a sign denouncing him on the national mall on his first day of work. would you say for the sake of appearances, it is my boss after all and my job requires me to have no political affiliation, maybe pull back on that a bit. is that too much to ask? >> no. if you're the editor of mother jones on even the editor of national review and the misses want to march in the women's march, that's fair enough. if they want to march in an anti tucker carlson march or an anti mark steyn march, i'm fine with that. but i think when you're a civil
servant, particularly in law enforcement, then the caesar's wife law applies. the only reason we're mired in this ridiculous world of lawyers and legalisms and attorney client privilege and lawsuits is because nobody understands -- going back to a word i use on this show a lot. nobody understands what is seemingly anymore. if you have to explain to the fib director why his wife shouldn't be out shrieking in the streets at the women's march with a bunch of big hats denouncing the president, if you have to explain why that's wrong, he shouldn't be fbi direct or the. >> tucker: i don't think you're attacking. she can express her political views. but i don't think you can with a straight face to say i'm a totally nonpartisan fbi director when your whole family is marching against your boss on the first day of week.
we have more with mark steyn. we can't get enough and i don't think you can either. we're going to respond to a chick-fil-a controversy. first, philippe reigns is a former adviser to hillary clinton. great to see you. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: when you see comey exposing him, do you think he miscalled this, he did love us, he didn't mean to hurt us? >> james comey was part of the whitewater investigation that led to the monica lewandowski. he investigated bill clinton in 2002. i think fan boy is probably a little bit -- >> tucker: then he said the marc rich case where president clinton -- whatever -- his many good points, he did sell a pardon to a fugitive felon hiding in switzerland. comey says it doesn't tell us anything about the clintons. >> i don't think -- he was a tie hard republican.
he was pushed by george bush. he was unanimously picked and confirmed by a majority in the senate. that's all true. that is all true. but when you watch this -- >> tucker: you're right. >> his daughters that are woman voted and were walked in the march. as did jared kushner's brother. i don't know that that means that jared is against -- >> tucker: you're right. >> and john kasich is a diehard republican and so is nikki haley. there's distinguishes. here's a guy with strong political beliefs and he prefers to hillary to trump. there's no other way -- >> if it's true, she would be president right now. >> tucker: really? >> i do. >> tucker: or you can flip it around. if it wasn't true, she would have been indicted. >> no. the part of indicting going forward, there's been other investigations and there's been multiple looking at what she did. but what he did, what he came forward on july 5 and then later
on october 28 was so outside the norm of the protocols in place for the fbi director so that we don't have another j. edgar hoover who bullied and blackmailed our presidents. it's impossible to think that he was helping hillary clinton. >> tucker: i think he wanted to. i said many times -- >> i think it's not clear what james comey wanted. >> tucker: here's the most remarkable part of the interview to me. he said to george stephanopoulos, "i never heard donald trump criticize vladimir putin in private." and held that up as evidence that somehow the president did something wrong. are we now required in our private conversations to criticize vladimir putin or else we'll full under suspicion of law enforcement? >> think you're seeing what james comey does best. he likes being in the spotlight. he likes being the victim and the hero. he's clearly venting about his time at the fbi and under president trump and being fired. you can debate about whether
private conversations were appropriate to be disclosing. if you set aside -- i know this is convoluted. but there's jim comey, the man who had his actions and did things that really caused question into his judgment. and then you have the jim comey that rationalizes why he does things. i think -- >> tucker: no, i agree with what you're saying. but i want to know what the standard -- >> it doesn't undermine everything he's done. he's been gone a year. >> tucker: it's true. >> he's no longer driving the train. >> tucker: he says this and i thought stgeorge stephanopoulos did a good job. he said worst of all, he never criticized vladimir putin. is it okay? >> they were in the oval office. they were talking about russia's meddling in the election. you and i have different opinions of that. but it would be the time for
someone to say i want to get to this russia part. i think he was short-handing putin. maybe again he shouldn't talk about private conversations. his point was trump wasn't taking an interest or concern with the russian attacks on our system. i think that was the larger point. >> tucker: i'm not either. i'm not concerned about that. i think it's number 1,100 on the list of things to worry about. i still think i'm a good american that cares about the country. i don't want to live in a mccarthyite word where your world is impugned. >> some would say that's asking your fib director for loyalty. >> tucker: well, he didn't get it. [laughter] thanks, felipe. >> thanks for having me. >> tucker: i like the glasses, by the way. stormy daniels took advantage of a media horde today in new york. we'll have that. sean hannity's response to the new revelations about attorney michael cohen. stay tuned. feel the clarity of non-drowsy
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every year, comcast employees and their families come together on comcast cares day to give back. it's a celebration of their year-long commitment to their communities. what do i want to be? i want to be someone who cares. >> why not? >> i'm the director of the fbi. i'm outside of politics and shouldn't be choosing between the can digits. >> martha: sure, he ignored comments by loretta lynch and james clapper while besiding that donald trump was a russian agent because he didn't hate putin loudly enough. but don't worry, he's not really a political person. just a disinterested law man. dan bongino joins us tonight. i'm fixated on this because i
feel like american society is changing so fast. i'm trying to keep up. is it allowed not to ritually denounce vladimir putin anymore? >> no, apparently not. you probably should tweet about it all day how much you can't stand vladimir putin to validate yourself. you must all day to vaccinate yourself. open up a social media account to denounce vladimir putin if you're a conservative. it's the most absurd statement. he admitted that some of his actions were possibly influenced by the poll numbers and hillary clinton would be the next president. let's do a visual for the libs here. you have the blind lady of justice peeking at the poll numbers and saying hillary clinton may be the president. that's the very definition of politically motivated actions but comey doesn't get that.
what is scary is he was the fbi director and was an investigator. >> tucker: i'm trying to -- sort of take from his statements what it must be like at the highest levels of the fbi. he lives in a world where everybody agrees with him at the fbi and doj and doesn't know his views are political when they are or uniquely on serve aware or -- >> i have been a solid source on this. the way he phrased it to me, there was a cult of comey there. at times he could be a part time director. he would spend time in his other house somewhere else. there was a cult of comey. it was all around this self-image that he was this virtual white night that was outside the frey. but i get it when political people make attacks. i'm not excusing going after people. i do it, too. but when you're the fbi director
and you're on a nationally televised interview and you're mentioning in your book things like the president's tan lines and the size of his hands and your book? this is just a disgrace. if you did that in the secret service and got caught when i was there, got commenting on the president's looks or his marriage, you'd get the boot out of there so fast that door would hit you in the butt on the way out. >> tucker: yeah. you have a gun and have permission to use it. the standard is higher for you. and this guy put martha in prison. i slept easier when she was away. thanks, dan. great to see you i. >> you too. >> tucker: president trump's personal attorney michael cohen made an appearance in court today briefly. it was a significant moment. but the press focused on stormy daniels who made an appearance in the gallery. watch.
>> tucker: daniels got the most attention. the real news was at the hearing itself. michael cohen was forced to hand over a list of clients to a judge. among them, sean hannity in the hour after hours. judge woods order hannity's identity revealed even though he requested his name to remain private. sean said "michael cohen has never represented me in any matter. i never retained him or paid legal fees. i had brief discussions with him that i wanted his perspective." shan will discuss this with us on fox. sean hannity is a talk show host. who he hires as a lawyer and why is nobody's business.
no judge has a right to violate his privacy or anybody else's. those used to be the rules but the rules have changed. the point of the russia investigation is not to find collusion. there was no collusion. everybody knows that. everybody has always known that. the point is to hurt trump and anybody close to trump. it's working. what are the rest of us losing in this process? attorney client doesn't mean anything. neither does reputation or fairness. if client can be exposed to the left to embarrass them, what is the next step? can you punish a trump ally by revealing his search history? what about a medical record? a private conversation with a priest or rabbi? why not? all of that will happen, no question. when it does, the left will cheer because extremism and the pursuit of trump is no vice according to them.
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the same cannot be said for some of the sponsors of that country. russia and iran support syria. james is here from the brookings institute. thanks for coming on. >> thank you. >> tucker: i want to question the basic assumption. we think the real story ought to be in the middle east. there's stuff going on in our hemisphere, the drug war in mexico, the collapse of venezuela, the total disarray of el salvador. why are we focus on the middle east when we can focus on that? >> being a super power means you have to balance responsibilities. why we did what we did is chemical weapons were used. there's a consensus,
international law that chemical weapons should not be used in warfare. >> tucker: i agree. >> they were used last year. president trump drew that line in the sand that you'll remember barack obama drew but didn't enforce. president trump enforced it. it was a surgical strike. we struck at three facilities that were used in the production and dissemination of chemical weapons and we hit those. if assad uses them again, i hope we use them again. >> tucker: my job as a journalist to be loosely speaking, i want to be skeptical. that's what i'm paid to do. i asked skeptical questions last week. how do we know this? i haven't seen proof. a lot of lying about it. but i've been denounced repeatedly as a tool by "the washington post" as a tool of the putin regime. shouldn't it make us nervous that we can't get a straight answer? >> it's difficult to get at the seam. the russians and the syrians are preventing officials from the
opcw, the office that is supposed to monitor the chemical weapons. that leaves me to question, why are they preventing observers to accessing the sites. >> tucker: fair questions. >> there's other evidence, to. >> tucker: fair questions. i'm open-minded on this as on all things. before you launch a strike as punishment for an action, you better ascertain with near certainty the person striking is responsible for it. don't seem to think this is about chemical weapons. it's about making sure that russia doesn't get a foot hold there. >> president trump made it clear he doesn't want to spend much time and effort in syria. >> really? nikki haley said we're monitoring iran. there's no timetable for that. you and i both know -- maybe that's a good thing to do. i don't know. but we're being lied to. it's not really about chemical weapons --
>> it is. as far as this administration goes, it's hard to tell what is going on. the president says one thing one day and says we're going to get out of syria. we don't want anything to do with it there and a week later we're bombing serial -- >> tucker: makes us wonder, why is this not fake? that's what i ask. seems clearly fake. shut up vladimir putin defender. twice in one year the administration announces moves away from the policy of taking out assad and withdrawing american troops and with days each time, there's a chemical attack by the assad government by its own population. color me skeptical. they're fair questions. >> i don't think we're capable of doing something like that. seems in the clouds. >> tucker: so we know that we haven't ascertained to an absolute certainty that assad did this last attack. yet we moved in i way. my point echoing nikki haley, that it's really about iran. so why lie to the public --
>> it can be about both things. enforcing the law this chemical weapons are not used. let's talk about the syrians. the russians deployed a chemical nerve agent in the united kingdom six weeks ago. there's no debate about that. >> tucker: no debate. >> no debate about that. >> tucker: in my world, there's always debate. >> is there debate about the holocaust and moon landing? >> tucker: please don't -- this just happened and it's fair to ask skeptical questions. those that don't are either stupid or willfully ignorant of the fact that life is complicated. >> you should be skeptical. a difference of being skeptical and entertaining conspiracy theories. >> tucker: why aren't we attacking russia? >> because they have nuclear weapons and can use them. >> tucker: on that we agree. >> there's many things we can do short of bombing russia to punishment for using a chemical nerve agent. >> tucker: jamie, i want to end
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>> tucker: former fbi director andrew mccabe has been treated like a martyr ever since he was fired by the trump administration. grateful cnn viewers have sent hundreds of thousands to his go fund me page. pretty amusing. a new report by the doj's inspector general exposes how much mccabe did to justify getting fired. according to the report, mccabe lied to investors, three times under oath, trying to cover up
his role in leaking information to the "wall street journal." the only reason to leak was to enhance his position. kim, thanks for joining us tonight. put this in context for us. there's always so much cantor around something like this. what is the truth about what he did? >> so the reason this report is important is because amid all of the confusion and pointing of fingers and everything that has to do with the fbi, this provide meticulous details making the case that andy mccabe engaged in an unauthorized disclosure to the press and lied about it and as you said three times under oath and therefore explains why he was appropriately fired. i think what also matters about this report is that it established the i.g. as a nonpartisan guy who is only interested in getting the facts
out there. you cannot argue with this report. that matters because this is just a piece of what is coming. a small part of his broader investigation into the handling of the clinton investigation, which is going to be coming out in may. >> tucker: so i'm confused having read a five-hour interview with george stephanopoulos and james comey. the fbi takes lying seriously. that's why they put martha stewart behind bars, because she lied to the fbi. when do we see the charges against andy mccabe for lying to the fbi? >> the department of justice has to explain to the public either why it's choosing -- either it's going to say they're going to prosecute andy mccabe for lying to the fbi or explain why it has a double standard. one standard for average americans and one standard for everybody else. and then perhaps after it explains that double standard, they can decide they're going to start holding average americans
to the same standard that they hold their own agents and senior leadership. >> tucker: carry a gun with a high capacity magazine and lie with impunity? that wouldn't be a different country if we lived by the fbi standard, wouldn't it? >> this is not the first time this has happened. long been questions that the fbi when other people have been found to be cavalier with the truth, they never seem too have the same zeal. there's a half a dozen former members or people associated with the trump campaign that are going to jail or been indicted or prosecution, facing charges for bob mueller for the same thing. supposedly lying to the feds. >> tucker: i've noticed. that's the main charge. what an amazing story. thanks for that, kim. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> tucker: new york is a famously diverse city. according to the new yorker, chick-fil-a is not welcome because its owners are
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who wants to come to this country to easily identify as a woman. he will receive thousands in benefits, probably medical care and legal assistance. will that make us a better country? i don't know. cnn thinks so. so celebrate it. in new york, they love chick-fil-a. one manhattan location says they sell a chicken sandwich every six seconds of the day. the new yorker magazine doesn't love chick-fil-a. the new piece calls the re restraunt brand creepy. in the largest city in the nation, who has been majority christian, there's a restaurant owned by christians and that is offensive says the new yorker magazine. it's creepy. even an infiltration.
and every other corner has a halal cart and if you don't celebrate it, you're racist. has there ever been a less intellectual class that our country does? mark steyn joins us with a verdict on that. >> well, i have studied the new yorker. i haven't read it in a long while. i can say this piece would never have run under harold ross or tina brown in the good old days. >> tucker: it's true. >> this sentence i love. this guy is upset because "the restaurant's corporate purpose still begins with the words to glorify god." because god is so 2013. anthony kennedy ruled that god is out-moded and now you
cannot -- it's offensive to be served a chicken sandwich made by a guy that believes in the sand definition of marriage as barack obama and hillary clinton did ten years ago. so this guy is saying we can't tolerate christian traditionalists serving us their homophobic chicken sandwiches. we already know a christian -- so-called pervasive christian traditionalist can't be hollywood producer, can't be a new yorker columnist, can't be a broadway choreography and now he can't make you a lousy chicken sandwich. so all the christian traditionalists should be out of work and sleeping under the brooklyn bridge. >> tucker: what is so weird, is the halal guy, but if you pressed on their attitudes, their way more medieval than the
halal guys. >> the main dispute it is have is the dispute over whether you should throw gays off of tall building or burn them alive. that would be a fascinating thing. you mentioned venezuela. citgo stations are all over new york. the president of the company is hugo chavez's cousin. in venezuela right now, they're eating domestic animals. they're not eating homophobic chicken. they're eating their honey dogs and cats because of what they have done to them. >> tucker: we're lacking perspective i'd say on these issues. i appreciate you bringing it as you always do. thanks, mark steyn. >> thanks, tucker. >> tucker: you remember governor rob blagojevich? he was a governor, a celebrity apprentice at the time and now he's behind bars. the developments in that case,
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was a golden thing he wasn't going to give up for nothing. the disgraced governor insists he never received a bribe or a kickback. he has been the federal prison system since 2012 and has fired a series of appeals which of all been denied, turned down once again today in the highest court. before blagojevich was apl miken prison, he was known for his flamboyance and fall from grace. tucker? >> tucker: matt finn, thanks a lot for that. writing is now is patricia blagojevich, the wife of the former governor. ms. blagojevich, thanks a lot for coming on. >> thank you so much for having. >> tucker: i was never a supporter of your husbands, but i have to say i thought he got an awful long time in prison. i don't know the details but i would be interesting in knowing if you can speak to the president, what would you say? what would be our pitch for pardoning your husband? >> we were so disappointed that the supreme court did not decide
to pick up our case. it's a very dangerous conflict we have an alarm right now. provide clarity that we had hoped for. clarity that both anyone who runs for political office and anyone who donates those political candidates really needs. this is so dangerous because it allows the fbi and power-hungry, overzealous prosecutors like patrick fitzgerald, who prosecuted both my husband and scooter libby, to go after anyone that they don't like just because that person might be unpopular or controversial. my husband is probably the only person in the entire history of the united states who is serving any kind of sentence for simply asking for campaign contributions. >> tucker: how many years did he get? >> it's a 14 year sentence. he never took a bribe. never take a kickback, never made any promises to contribute
years for any official acts. we never took gifts, trips, cars, watches, anything other -- that other governors have been convicted of, and yet he is serving a sentence that is twice as long as anyone else. >> sean: do you see him a lot? >> we go out, he's been out there six years. he is in colorado and we live in chicago. the first couple of years, we were out there quite a bit. now we go out there about four times a year. we still talk on the phone every single day. my daughters are growing up. my oldest -- my older daughter is a senior in college. she's graduating in two months. my younger one is in high schoo high school. the ability to pull them out of school to see their dad, it gets harder and harder. >> tucker: i always feel, no matter what they have done, for men in prison. he's lucky to have for you. thank you very much for that. i appreciate it. >> i appreciate it. >> tucker: that's about it for us tonight. tune in every night at 8:00 to
the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. we are trying. good night from washington. no one else is talking about sean hannity today -- [laughs] he's here anyway. we are really glad to see him. >> sean: anything happening? all right, thanks, tucker. a great show as always. welcome to "hannity." tonight, i got to give a special shout out to all of you liberals in the media and all across america, everyone out there that may not usually watch, tuning in, about some recent news about yours truly that came up today. let not your heart be troubled. in a few minutes, we will address all of the rumors and speculation and you don't want to miss that at all. also, tonight, yes, the book tour has begun, after months of buildup, fired fbi director james comey has finally kicked off his quest to become rich and famous and just as we predicted, he is now trashing all things trump, engaging in wild speculation, throwing everybody