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that the deputy attorney general and an oval office meeting last week told president trump he is not a criminal target in either the michael cohen investigation or the special counsel probe involving robert mueller, of course. bloomberg or kick this off by reporting that during this meeting, rosenstein basically said the president is a subject of the mother probe, meaning his conduct is under investigation but there is not enough to i have it evidence to charge him. rosenstein was repeating this for the first time, since cohen's office and home had been raided. fox news is specifically herein, rosenstein told the president he is not a target of that cohen investigation. he's not rule out making the president a l target on a later date based on evidence that could emerge. they same could happen in the cohen investigation, which explains why the president has added to his legal team, you see him there, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, he's been sharply critical of the fbi for
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going light on hillary clinton but attacking the president. fbi officials, like andrew mccabe, the former number two who was fired for leaking, , and the inspector general at the justice department, have sent a criminal referral to the u.s. attorney here in washington, saying that mccabe tried to cover all that up by lying to thee fbi's own investigators. mccabe says tonight he believes he will be vindicated, but it's worth noting that former justice department officials are telling us that the fact that the inspector general, whose nonpartisan at the justice department, sent this outcome of this criminal referral, it carries a lot of weight. that is whatat the president waited aa few moments ago, maye james comey and andrew mccabe are getting and dose of their on medicine. mark? >> mark: that is pretty amazing news. thanks for that. the executive assistant director of the fbi, not one of those who's under criminal referral, and competent as the president of judicial watch.
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tom, this is pretty amazing. we basically got a situation where the director of the fbi, the principal business in the prosecution of the a deputy and possibly vice versa and comey's case. it's bizarre times. >> it is. remember, he is the number two at thehe fbi, was number two, ws the senior official charged with investigating hillary clinton over the email matter. targeting president trump. as p far as i'm concerned, his conduct that's been alleged by the inspector general, h and to know he's facing potential prosecution, has tainted both investigations. remember, andrew mccabe, ironically, it is the official who reportedly set up the ambush interview of those agents with general plan and general flynn was later charged with lying and admitted to lying to those agents. now mr. mccabe is charged,
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could be charged with lying at least three times under oath to fbi officials and investigators. extraordinary development, doesn't look good for mr. mccabe, mr. comey, and frankly mr. so we nan, who was handed this investigation by mccabe and his team. >> mark: chris, you broached today that you are pretty embarrassed about the state of your old agency and what it has come to. i mean, this is -- the fbi is not the issue. nobody cares about russia, it's all gone away, it's actually the conduct of the highest figures but is not the issue story. >> mark: mark, it is not the fbi. this is what my op-ed was about. it was about not equating the fbi come with a men and women of the fbi with comey and mccabe, peter strzok, page, a very smaln aberration. comey was only director for a short time.
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i hate to have the entire fbi painted without broadbrush and we know that this small inter-circle made up their own rules and do things their own way and broke the rules. very welll established rules. >> mark: just to go to that, we all know that it's a crime to lie to the fbi and michael flynn supposedly do that and he would have been looking at several years in jail if they decided to go and prosecute for that. now mccabe did it three times as often as michael flynn. do you think there is any serious chance he'll be going to jail? >> i think the referral by the inspector general is a very serious thing. it's ironic that thehe potential charge would be 18 usc, u.s. code 1,001, lying to the fbi, that is what flynn and papadopoulos and others have been charged with. it's ironic he's basing those very same charges times three.
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>> mark: will still want to mccabe's old boss, jim comey, who's managed to make enemies on all sides, which is boating poorly for his book to wear. this was the scene outside a new york city barnes & noble, they were both pro and anti-trump supporters united on nothing except on how much they detest comey. and typically, james comey is healing this divided nation. what is your reaction to that, tom? >> the veil has been lifted. james comey is an anti-trump activist. he might as well be running the dnc, given his hatred for president trump. his deference to hillary clinton. he illegally leaked, mind you, that document about his alleged conversation with president trump, i really don't even think it happened the way he said, in order to get a special counsel appointed. breaking the rules to get a
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special counsel to target president trump, that is mr. comey's legacy. and andrew mccabe is his legacy. peter strzok is his legacy. lisa page is his legacy. this is the culture of corruption that james comey quickly set up when he was appointed by barack obama to run from a leader leadership position in rome the fbi. >> mark: let me ask chris a c question about that. you have been very strong on this idea that basically, here we have, and county court terms, the policeman usurping the role of theol county attorney when he absolved hillary clinton for many prosecutable wrongdoing. he's not the prosecutor, he's the investigator. why didn't president obama actually fire him as fbi director for that? >> that is a good question. this system is set up to have a filter between the investigators and a prosecution. that's a very sound system.
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that keeps the fbi out of politics, in this case, he thrustst them directly into politics, sort of a thumbs on the sale investigation, a noninvestigation with clinton, and then pushed the envelope investigation on the president. i'm in favor of an all out investigation, if you eat we no investigate, fully predicated chemicalhey added. i think that fits in with the whole agenda. i think the attorney general wasn't my clamp for clinton and that is what the former director comey cited as the recent nearby pastor. he didn't do that differently just for her. the system of rules come he should follow the rules. >> mark: that is a good point. equality before the law. i have good memories of that. as we reported, there is news that deputy attorney general rosenstein told president trump he is not a target of the cohen
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investigation. but there are still questions surrounding both the cohen and mueller probes. a democratic strategist and president of new heights communications joins us. as we were talking about earlier, the fbi is actually the issue here. if i am being told by rosenstein that i wasn't the target of the investigation, i would laugh and say, no, you got that right, it's you guys who are the target now, it's about corruption at the department of justice and the fbi. no? >> no. i would say that this shows that rod rosenstein is no fool. he sees the long trail of people ahead of him who dared to go into the morass of potentially criminal activity that surrounds the president, whether you are mueller, whether you are comey before that, whether you are. behar and sally yates, who've gotten fired every single day
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looking at the potential of being fired, just again for daring to say that trump may have been part of this criminal activity asru well. if i will rod rosenstein, i would tell him, you know what, sir, you are not a target. >> mark: you think this is a crafty move by rosenstein to get himself off the hook and avoid being fired and then three months' time, he can supply the articles of impeachment and trump's finished? best the master plan? >> i think it's possible. 1 of 2 things. either yes, he's just appeasing him and saying that he's not a target because he doesn't want to get fired anti-can live another day. or trickle, it's possible he's not currently a target of the investigation. that doesn't say that he couldn't be tomorrow or he's not a target in the mueller investigation but he might be in the cohen raid. there's a lot going on. his big dumb ox.
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when he might be a target in 15 years' time when mueller is wrapping this up. i think it's a serious thing. james comey is going on the late-night comedy shows, doing jokes about what the prostitutes were up to in trumps hotel room. at the same time, michael flynn has had his life ruined and his savings exhausted, and he is kaput, he's finished, he's over. he pleaded guilty to some phony baloney, stupid, halfway to process crime shouldn't really exist. it is of the democrats position, is it your position, that it should be a crime to lie to the fbi, that the fbi, like mccabe, should be able to lie to us as often as they wants? >> absolutely not. no, i do think that it could be a crime to lie to the fbi. as always been curious to me as
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far as,o what exactly was andrew mccabe's wrongdoing here initially? what was his original sin? they said that he was leaking stuff to the press. again, i had a p.r. firm, i worked with the press every day for the last 20 years. leaking to the press could also mean giving truthful information to the press. it's very odd to me. >> mark: if you have a p.r. firm like you, but if you are supposed to be an impeccable, nonpartisan government bureaucrat, that's different from being a hot shot cracker jack p.r. firm. >> it doesn't have to be. that's the thing. there were was not necessarily any kind of wrongdoing on his behalf. the understanding was>> that he thought the article was going to come out in a journal that is going to make them look bad -- >> mark: let's break that down down. the wrongdoing may not be the leaking, but then he lied undera oath about the leaking. let's talk about the leaking.
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we have three leakers in "the new york times" the other the saying not to worry, fourth guy who's looking at the michael cohen evidence, he is definitely not to leak. >> again, those are not necessarily leakers per se, those are people who are giving information too the press, happens every single day. >> mark: there is a whole lot of -- a scale of leaking for moscow hotel rooms to the fbi. it's basically the same quality of material. here's the question. you talked about criminal wrongdoing that surrounds the president. where is it? where's the collusion? where'ss the russia? >> so it seems that if you are mueller, what's been going on is you are creating these concentric circles around the president. you are starting with people who are less closeeo to him, that their guilt is obvious. you talk about george papadopoulos, carter page -- >> mark: some guy sitting in a pub in london.
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>> as i said, then the circles get closer and closer. s now we are talking about michael cohen, his personal lawyer, who's been with him for decades, who actually does know where the bodies are buried. so if they get him doing that, that means that -- >> mark: i'm happy you are upy of wow optimistic. harry truman used to say if you want a friend in washington, get a dog. luckily forog jim comey, he is getting licked by the puppies in the political media. why do they adore him so much? that is coming up next on ""tucker carlson tonight"." stay with us.
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♪ ♪ >> mark: the former fbi director jim comey has alienated nearly everyone across the political spectrum but he still has some big fans and most of the imposed tv shows. take a look. >> when i was at the justice department, i think it continues, your character was unassailable, and i consider you a patriot. >> he interrupted me and denied in pretty strong terms, and asked if i look like a guy who needed the services of a hooker hookers. >> he tweaked it me 50 times. i've been gone for a year, i'm like a breakup he can't get over. he wakes up in the morning -- >> to the truth. >> to the truth. >> mark: i'm getting sick of comey's neck. put a tight oncoming man.
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joe concha is the meaty reporter of "the hill" and he joins us. joe has got a tie on. this thing isn't really going well for comey, is it? >> mark, i would say it's an unmitigated disaster, quite frankly. you showed the highlights. that was the extent of it. you touched on it last night. meghan mccain scolded him pretty m good in the interview n "the view," which i don't think hesh thought was coming. savannah guthrie did a good job. jake tapper today. look, it bears repeating come of this quote again, he said to h stephen colbert. i can't get over it, "i'm like a breakup he can't get over," he wakes up in thede morning, and e treats at me. a self awareness do awareness jean apparently wasn't planted into jim comey's dna because het wrote a book, 300 pages long on the president, gone after his appearance, sounds like he's auditioning for the brenda role in the repeat of "beverly hills
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90210." >> mark: he is the run writing about the hands and the eyes eyelids and the hair. he is the one who is still hung up on the boyfriend who dumped him. >> it seems. look, i look at other folks who were top law enforcement officials as well and cable news or on twitter, john brennan, former head of the cia, fbi and cia counterterrorism, and i want cnn, james clapper, and i see vitriol, icy attacks at the president, and people will say, if the president attacked them, yet, but these guys were law enforcement officials. they are supposed to be apolitical. now they are trying to sell this narrative that when we are on the job, we j never let that get in the way of doing our jobs, weren't vindictive or vengeful. now that they are in the public eye, like comey as well, it is hard to believe that they will be able to separate the two and do their job effectively without being political. i think they don't realize it but they are hurting people that
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are currently at those bureaus right now because they are showing themselves to be anything but apolitical. >> mark: they lend credence to the deep state narrative, don't they? there is this troika of the most powerful figures with the most powerful secret agents in the united states at their disposal, when you w talk about brennan, clapper, and comey. and thee bennett they are out of office, they are basically the worstt kind of partisan hacks. >> it seems that way. with james comey, he doesn't need the money. he's fine in that department. whatd he needs is attention. he craves to be relevant. i think that is what he is doing this. now it is. resembling, really, much like the hillary clinton book tour, a public therapy session we are watching in real time. it seems like he is going through the same thing. by the way, the compton tour, that's not going well. she's down 13 points and approval since the election because of this t book to her hs going on longer than "cats" on
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broadway. the samee thing will happen with comey. >> mark: she's at the barnes & noble this weekend if you want to see her there. it'so terrific. i said last night that jim comey and stormy daniels are merging in my mind into one comey daniels. i think the porn star who finds himself hotter than anyone else. stormy is still out there. what do you make of how stormy's tour is going? >> i think her lawyer is just the most ubiquitous thing on tv right now. what bothers me so much about him is that he tweeted out about a month t ago that he had a dis, and i ask your producers to put this up onst -- put the screen. a disk that he says pictures are worth a thousand words, he birth of the dates as evidence that he sell those and presented. if i'm a producer, i'm not booking him until i get what is on that disk. you can't teeth something like that and politifact. he's playingia the media as well
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as anyone since president trump quite frankly. if he wants to get booked, it is one phone call, they are calling him, they put them on the air but no one is pushing him to back up all of his assertions that he's making. the sketchy thing, mark, that -- i've never seen something ridiculed like that in a long time. have youou seen the resemblance? there it is. if you are wondering what happened since the o.j. trail or gary from "team america," i think it's gary. >> mark: data stormy's husband. amazingly. stormy has done a pervert, was a sketch of her husband. i wonder how many wives across america was brilliant. the left is waging an all-out war on conservative speech, a victim of that crusade is here to talk to us next. ♪im wish we got money back on gym memberships. get money back
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>> the answer is to change the law -- >> [bleep] the law. >> we are in a law school. it's a bizarre thing to say [bleep] the law. >> mark: when they are not silencingg conservatives, they are threatening to attack then. movie star robert de niro calls trump the lowlife in chief. in the past he said this. >> this [bleep] idiot is the president. this guy is a [bleep] fool. come on. >> of course i want to punch him in the face. >> mark: bring it on, baby. then there is likely the left expressed online at the news of barbara busch's death. a writer for stephen colbert tweeted "r.i.p. barbara bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years." professor in fresno state tweeted "barbara bush was a generous and smart and amazing
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races to along with her husband raised a war criminal. f out of here with your nice words." the profession or you just saw who was shouted down at the law school, he joins us tonight. josh, you were giving a speech on free speech. the position of your opponents is that free speech now is just another example of white supremacy, white privilege, white nationalism, and all the rest off it. >> exactly. i tried to come on campus to talk about free speech and i was shouted down. they yelled at me, screamed at me, called me a fascist, whites premises, nazi, they weren't interested to hear what i was going to say, i was trying to say that free speech was important. >> mark: they are also becoming more and more snarling way inarticulate. i>> mean, we have law students you're paying for an expensive educationn who are pretty white themselves by a comparison withc
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population outside the doors of their privilege to law school and they are shouting "f the law" at you. those of us who have been an american courtrooms always reach that point on a certain stage of the proceedings. but it's oddf to find law students doing it, is a did? >> mark, i feel bad for the students. i can't imagine, they go to art and say, your honor, may it please the court, f the law. in art couple years, these peope might be judges. what is our future? what is our law with these people on the bench? a patch vies me. >> mark: is like the next stage after jury nullification, it's like the whole legal fabric nullification. let me ask you the big picture question here because you go to a lot of campuses. you are not a white supremacist, you're not, a nazi, i want to ak what you are doing between 1939 and 1945. >> [laughs] >> mark: i sent, among people
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under 50, under 40, certainly by the time you get a students, that free speech has less and less purchase on this generation generation. it is simply not a value for many, if notot most of them. >> you're exactly right.>> there is a generational shift. people came of age during the '70 in '60s understanding thathe free speech is important to protest war. today's generation thinks free speech is a shield for fascism. they don't understand why free speech is important. that isan why i was there. i wanted to engage them in the discussion. we tried to engage, they couldn't handle the truth. >> mark:. what is interesting to me is that university administrators and the police forces at their disposal actually often wind up giving theos protesters in effect the violent form of the heckler's veto. they don't push back at him i don't ensure that you are able to speak. >> exactly. if you watch the video, they
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were standing inches over my shoulder, doing this for eight or 9 minutes, they were given a warning, no discipline, in fact, the dean of the law school defended the students, said they were engaging in a reasonable protest.tu marx, this was not a reasonable protest. >> mark: you're right. we have to break there, josh, thank you very much. this is a fox news alert. the text of redacted memos written by former fbi director james comey have been sent to three separate house committees, the memos were written by comey just minutes after he met with president-elect trump.en we are going through those memos. stay tuned. we'll have more of that as the evening proceeds. keep it on fox. democrats have a winning strategy. if you can't convince voters, replace them. should children and illegal immigrants have the right to vote? we'll talk about that next on "tucker carlson tonight" ." ♪
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>> mark: this is a fox news alert. the text of redacted memos by former fbi director james comey have been sent to three separate house committees. the memos were written by comey just minutes after het met with the president. the great tammy bruce joins us to discuss this breaking development. it's a little dicey for comey at this point, isn't it? is already revealed these in the book, now they are going official. >> look, this has been the problem. nobody has been allowed for cds. he's claimed that since he delivered them when he was a private citizen, it doesn't matter. the fact is, when it comes to certain reports, we need to find out if, in fact, some of this was classified information. now with the mccabe referral for criminal charges, maybe the messaging is important here to people who were doingg things before that maybe they thought they wouldn't get caught or wouldn't matter because they were anticipating a clinton world. now they are looking at all of what has happened and maybe
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mr. comey and others should be very nervous about the fact that they, too, might have to face the t rule of law. this is very important when it comesta to the content, issues f confidentiality, classified information, and whether or not what he told congress before it is accurate. it's a minefield for him as it has been for mr. mccabe as well. >> mark: the rule of law should apply to law enforcement agents. what aaw concept. tammy, we'll stay with that story if anything else breaks before the top of the hour. we also want to talk to you about this. the democratic party has a new strategy tube in my collections. rather than convince existing voters on the issues, they'll just create new voters. that is why we have proposals now to grant the right to vote to felons, two children, and illegal immigrants. joining tammy and me now is professor jason nicole. jason, what is the thinking
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behind this? why should children vote and why should people who aren't citizens vote? >> with children, i would agree, i read about the proposal for washington, d.c., in particular. now this is not a power grab. washington, d.c., has never been in play for republicans. 91% went for hillary clinton. 4% went for a donald trump. this is not a power grab by democrats. not even -- >> mark: even if it is a one-party state, extending the franchise to minors is, if you are saying it's unnecessary, that's fine. but it's a radical move in move nonetheless, isn't it? >> i would agree, particularly with 16. 17 with parental consent, youse can enlist in the military. so i would say perhaps we should have some sort of proposal where you can vote at 17 with parental consent. if we would trust you with a
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national security of our country, than why can't we trust you to cast a vote? >> mark: speaking of national security, what about people who bust into the country and are illegal immigrants? loading is a privilege of citizenship and allegiance, or am i just being mr. squares ville? >> if you are referring to maryland, college park, i think that the first thing is that this is a local matter, this is not about, you know, voting for president or governor or anything like that. it's about fixing potholes, it's about removing snow. i think that people who have an investment, a lot of the people, whether they are documented or undocumented, pay taxes in those areas, pay property taxes. they have the right >> mark: --
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>> mark: tammy, go for it. think of the city did not end up passing that because there was suddenly a concern that the citizen read wasn't able to chime in. but your point, mark, iser key. this sets the tone, the president. it is like l.a. and what l.a. and london do, tell you what the left is up to because there is no pushback. this is the franchise, the importance of being a citizen, and i think that is what the american people are concerned about, where is this road going? you know, of course you can't have children voting, their brain literally is not produced, there is a web that doesn't complete until you are about 21. these are efforts to infect, yes, change the vote, because you can't persuade people on the issues. it's also to set the precedent that could move with the rest of the country. >> mark: you used that great phrase the american people, tammy.e,
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jason, bertolt brecht once said it is time for the government to elect a new. this new rainbow coalition, i don't know what it is, people of color, gays, transgender, wasn't enough. we are now n importing people to enter the democrat voting block and we are extending it through high school and grade school until there is a permanent majority. is that the master plan? >> i think that -- of course you are being very hyperbolic there. when we are talking about what's happening in college park, again, i think tammy was correct. you can to change the charter unless you have 6 out of 7 votes. they have four. it'sor kind of a moot discussio. there are areas in maryland where undocumented people who pay taxes, who are participating in those communities, are
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allowed to vote on potholes. i don't think there's anything necessarily crazy about that. the scare tactic that says, this will come toc new york city, we know that's not happening. >> mark: which paragraph of the constitution has this amazing pothole" in there? i'm a foreigner. help me get up to speed. >> politicians have an idea of what they want to bet is to allow people that they think will vote for them. they forget about the fact -- speaking of new york, governor cuomone says he is goig to come with historical, allow 35,000 felons who are on parole, who have not completed their sentence, still on parole, to be able to vote. he's going to be able to do that by pardoning them.
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>> mark: fox news has obtained a series of memos that former fbi director james comey drafted about his interactions with president trump before and after the inauguration. fox business networks ed lorenz has read the memos and he joins us tonight. >> here they are, this is the redacted version of these memos. the unredacted version wear hearing, we make it possibly tomorrow, but in these redacted
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versions, a couple of things jumped out at the moment. you can see that six conversations are aligned that james comey had with resident donald trump, some on the phone, some in person. everybody talks about the pledge that the president had asked before to follow, to pledge loyalty to him. in the memo two times, the president has been outlined as a saying he would like a pledge of loyalty from comey. one of those times, comey responded saying you will get that. another thing that jumps out here is we are talking about the russia investigation into meddling. james comey documented that president donald trump asked him not to -- to get out the information that the president was not a target of that investigation. as we go through here, very sensitive conversations between the two. i can tell you that in february of this year, a judge ordered
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that these memos not be released. they were assigned to it several committee members today, they've been requested of both the house and senate judiciary oversight and intelligence committee got these along with house speaker paul ryan and minority leader nancy pelosi. a few things jumping out. one that there was that pledge of loyalty according to comey, but in one of those instances, comey said you will get that back to the president. the other thing that's in here, james comey's rep tells a president a number of times that andrew mccabe is an honorable man heard the president questioning mccabe's motives on several occasions and meetings, phone calls, and meetings with us before, but again, reiterating each time that was brought up that mccabe is an honorable man heard also telling the president of the fbi is impartial and doesn't want their feelings get involved in their investigations. >> mark: thoughts directly related to not just the mccabe referral, but also seems to be
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at odds with what comey told george stephanopoulos on the big abc interview where he said he didn't give loyalty, he talked about honesty instead. in this version, he pledged his loyalty. >> maybe it's an oversight, but written in these documents, it doesn't say in james comey's own words that he did say you will get that on at least one occasion when he talked to the president. >> mark: fox news producer child program is joining us. he's on the phone. chad, the lurid meeting is the one where comey met with trump to reveal the existence of this dossier and the more salacious elements of it. did we learn anything more about that in these memos? >> what we have here is part of this memo that was sent to
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capitol hill is where comey told the president that the russians "allegedly had tapes involving him and in moscow around 2013." comey says trump said there were no, there were never any. he said the hotels he stayed in were liars comey also said it was a house full of protitutes," they were women who falsely accused him of grabbing him, touching him, he says there was a stripper, doesn't say who it might be, it i will leave it at that, the pre he was defending himself. we are still going through this. i have to say that we heard of elements regarding this from sources on capitol hill, probably in the spring of last year. again, the veracity of that is unclear. that is something that has been rattling around in intelligence circles for quite some time. >> mark: let me just ask you this, chad. thesk whole issue is that theres
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no evidence of this, it's a story that comes from this dossier, the dossier comes from a foreign national, british subject who got it from supposed russian t sources. does anything comey says add any credibility to this allegation? >> well, there's one thing here that comey says in the memo. he indicates to the president that he was not saying that this was true. for exact verbiage, only that i wanted himim to know that the reports were in my hands. he said it was important we not give him the material, they were keeping a close hold. this is something, if you read between the lines of what comey is saying here, he says this is what is inflammatory stuff, quote unquote, someone in comey's position, then the fbi
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director, that it wasut significant. again, we don't have any direct evidence that any of this was true, as you say, that's in the dossier. >> mark: nothing more anchored on this. thanks for that.ha we'll be right back with more on this breaking news about the comey memos. that is next on "tucker carlson tonight." stay with us. ♪
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some major break that adds anything to this russian collusion, any evidence of russian collusion in their conversations or anything that suggests obstruction of justice. number two, i'm also looking at one of the comey memos, goes to a dinner, we've heard before, between new president trump, and comey, bottom-line, comey says during the dinner, he told the president, i don't do sneaky things, i don't leak, comey said to the president, adding that he thinks the fbi gets a lot of the blame but leaks to the media very little. that is very ironic given the fact that it is comey who's been accused of leaking classified information by the president and number two, on a day when andrew mccabe, the former number two to comey is now facing a criminal referral for leaking and lying. >> mark: we've got leaks how these guys don't leak. that is terrific stuff. and no collusion. that is about it for us tonight. tune in each night at 8:00 to the show that is the sworn enemy
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of lying, pomposity, smugness, groupthink, and the james comey memos about how he has leaked that he doesn't leak. that is it from us. sean hannity will have lots more on this, no collusion. sean is here to bring us up to speed as this story breaks. >> sean: absolutely zero. this is the busiest breaking news night we have had in well over a year short of the strikes last friday. welcome to "hannity." we'll get to my opening monologue, extensive. so much news today. first, fox news has now obtained a redacted version of the comey memos that were just handed over to lawmakers and joining us now live in washington with all of the details is our chief national correspondent ed henryi ed, i heard ironically, it says, oh, i am not sneaky, i don'tll leak. okay. >> this is remarkable, sean. one of the comey memos is james comey putting together the

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