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♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight."ke if you could remember that far back, democrats formerly began impeachment proceedings against president trump on september 24th of this year. today nearly 2 months later they held the first public hearings.. cnn went wall-to-wall under strict instructions to squeeze every last drop of partisan drama for the proceedings. if you were stuck in an airport and caught some is of it, you could testify how pointless and tiresome it was. it made you realize democrats had no master plan for impeachment. they haven't thought it through. they are making it up as they go along as most people in d.c. imare. and in the end impeachment will certainly hurt them.
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the whole premise is too dumb not to hurt them. the good news. we solved one nagging mystery today. trump's crime. it's never been clear what democrats believe is the impeachable offense. now we know. it's this. >> wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get along with russia. >> [cheers and applause]. >> wouldn't that be nice? if we got along with russia we could knock the hell out of isis. wouldn't that be great? >> tucker: that was august of 2016. it turns out voters agreed with that view. they elected donald trump president just 3 months after he said that. permanent washington was appalled. getting along with russia is not considered an alternative view here. it's a crime.
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listen to the state department veteran george kent one witness who testified today that conflict with russia is the entire point of american foreign policy. >> the united states has very clear national interests and ukraine. their success is in our national interest, the way we have defined our national interest for the pastrope 75 years. our strategic cam for the entirety of mike jervis career is not possible without a ukraine, hole, free, and at peace, including crime era, territories occupied by russia. >> tucker: the territory of ukraine is essential to america. our own borders mean nothing. defending them is racist anduk immoral. everyone in washington knows that and they'll remind you of that if you think otherwise.
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ukraine's borders, and thede borders of crime era and done best, those are vitallynd important matters they have been george had tells us for 75 years, or is he puts it for the entirety of my foreign servicef, career! back off donald trump with your wild ideas about changing things simply because the world is totally different now and voters want to move on. moving on isn't allowed here. change is prohibited. clear bureaucrat william taylor agreed. >> ukraine is a strategic partner of the united states, important for the security of our country. as well as europe. ukraine is on the front line in the conflict with a newly aggressive russia. >> tucker: for god sake america. listen what this man is saying. ukraine is on the front line in a conflict with a newly aggressive russia. we need ukraine like a drowning
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man needs a life ring. more precisely, like an alcoholic needs a drink. you've been doing it this way for so long that we are addict addicted. too many career depend on keeping our assumptions where they were in the fall of 1977 when fighting the soviet menacef consumed our federal budget. if they don't, they could invade afghanistan. that is strategically essential as you know. so here in washington, that's what were doing it a real fear is that the rest of america will discover that the soviet union no longer exists, russia's economy is not the size of ita italy. their only aircraft carrier needs to be towed around the ocean because it's broken. their best scientists moved to new jersey leaving them unable to build a working escalator. if a really being honest here, russia poses no threat to the united states at all. russia doesn't want you to knows
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that, which is why william taylor and george again spent all day insisting that russia remains a moral threat to our country. >> ukraine is on a path tot become a full security partner with nato. >> we and nato began to provide military assistance to ukraine's armed forces with military equipment and weapons. >> tucker: rest easy, america! nato is providing critical military assistance to our keyic ally ukraine against the red army. we are fighting them in korea? why? so we don't fight them in cleveland. that's what they demand you believe. trump disagrees with. that he said this. >> if you look at the ukraine, we are the ones always fighting ukraine. i never hear any other countries
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even mention ukraine, there very far away from us. how come the countries surrounding the ukraine, how come they are not opening up and protesting? i never hear anything from anybody except the united states. nato is obsolete and extremely expensive to the united states. disproportionately so. >> tucker: ukraine is very far away from us. that could be trump's campaign slogan. let's hope it it won't get you 800 on the s.a.t., but there is a simple brilliance to it. it implies the question that official washington cannot answer. the question is this: why are we doing things this way? how did it help america? for daring to ask that question, the only question that matters ever they are impeaching him. listen to adam schiff admit that. >> well, the founders did not intend that impeachment be employed for mere differences
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over policy, impeachment is a constitutional process that congress must utilize as necessary. >> tucker: do you want to know what the left is up to? it's not hard to define. there is a code, write this down. listen carefully to what they deny. that is always the real answer. you are not supposed to impeach a president over policy differences, says adam schiff. he's right about that. that is exactly -- precisely what they are doing. christian white and serves at the senior advisor at the state department, he's a veteran man now and joins us live tonight. this is in fact an argument over policy, christian. wouldn't the rest of us be better off if we could have an honor policy debate? >> that would be a lot better. what looks like a bunch of deep state cry babies wailing over the process and not being
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consulted even though they are three levels down in the state department and working against the president is about policy.y. this resistance of donald trump took before he took the oath of office when they set up general flynn based on a phone call with the russian ambassador. all of this stems back to the desire to make russia enemy number 1 and start world war iii. >> tucker: if i'm coming at this cold, if i haven't spent the last five years marinating this in washington and someone said go on a wiki and tell me the big threat to the united states. i would have a head injury not to say it was china. i never hear anybody say that in washington. they are lecturing me about russia. they are missing the threat. >> of course, today foreign
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service officers looked like people who sat by themselves at recess. you hit the nail on the head, a which is that are the threats? china and radical islam and north korea. those are the ones who are coming after us and threatening thend west. >> tucker: and the drug cartels killing 70,000 americans. >> yes, what is going after radical islam is not political correct. you need something to sound tough, okay, russia, they are. that drove them and it was remarkable when i got to the state department and they trump administration and light, where is china in this threat matrix? everything was russia, russia, so animated. >> tucker: madeleine albright was the secretary of state appointed by bill clinton. she is revered in washington.
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she is very impressive. she left that office, set up a consulting firm, and got rich in china. nobody says the albright group. how can you get rich in the process and not one person in washington mentions it? >> right. biden's kid not only got rich off a no-show with the ukrainian firm that is corrupt. he also raised money in china. that really hasn't been focused on too much. this is a repetitive story, kissinger is in it too. yet people who squire ceos through china and adversaries get rich and come back and accuse donald trump of being unpatriotic. >> tucker: and then they are in control of the nba. i did that happen? madeleine albright did it, she should at least get credit. christian, thank you very much. how does the white house respond to what happened today. the white house press conference stephanie grisham has never been
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on the show. thanks for coming. one thing i noticed in watching this, a lot of current employees at the state department appear to not be on the president's page on foreign policy. that's bad. >> it's not great. that's part of the problem they are having. there is no reason that anybody in our government across our administration should be working against a president, especially one doing so well for the country. s >> tucker: as a constitutional matter, if you believe in democracy, then legitimacy comes from votes. no foreign service officer got elected to anything aren't they constitutionally bound to carry out the foreign policy of the president? >> absolutely. if they are not ready to do that, they need to resign. people are not happy with the results of the 2016 election. they are trying to stop the win we will have in we are ready for that. that is fine. >> tucker: did you watch today? what did you think? >> i watched, yes. the two star witnesses could not
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even say they ever met the president. the two star witnesses. there was a quote that said hearsay can be much better than evidence from the dems. i don't understand how that's possible. today was a public joke. i am happy the american people got to see which was different than the last two weeks when everything was behind closed doors. it was all a sham and it's going to be the rest of the week, it will be easy to fight back. >> tucker: you said i watched. your inflection suggested that others didn't. did the president watch? >>ge no, he was working. he was in meetings all day. we had president erdogan from turkey come he had a foreign visit and then he met with other people and he was workingen well into the evening before i left to come here. >> tucker: are you worried?-- the constant outrage we get about russia, will force the administration into a more hostile posture to russia? >> no, i think the president has been very tough on russia.
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the president has an obligation to work with foreign leaders across the world. we are not worried about the swamp is thinking. if you go out into the country, this president is so popular. i am mention the lsu and alabama game. i could not believe that stadium. people in the country know how well this president is doing. >> tucker: maybe they are all russian agents. >> [laughing]. >> tucker: he said why don't we just get along with russia? we don't need to be at odds with russia. lindsey graham for example, always jumping up and down about how they are our enemy and we need to fighten them in crimea, cleveland, whatever. these ridiculous bumper stickers. why would we do with the public wants, which is lighten up questio? >> he has an obligation to work with all foreign leaders. i sit in meetings with him in
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many, many foreign leaders. we works well with most of them. when he needs to get tough, he gets tough. that makes me proud as a citizen. he will work with everybody and he will do that with putin.. >> tucker: last time i saw you, you were standing next to kim jong-un. i am not implying anything. thanks for coming on. >> no rumor should start there. >> tucker: the congressman i serves on the house intelligence committee which is orchestrating the impeachment, by the way he's a physician. he's the head surgeon, which is an amazing fact and would make a great story. if there was an impeachment i would ask you more about that. the most interesting detail i thought today was that adam schiff, who is the chairman of the intel committee claimed he didn't know the identity of the whistleblower. something we have been obsessed with over hereho in washington. how can that be? >> he seemed to be going back and forth. he made a public statement, i never met the whistleblower.
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then he said he did. today he went back to no i never met him. we won't get an answer from adam schiff. he is not going to be under oath, he's running this investigation, when in fact you should be a witness. >> tucker: if you are the chairman of the house intelligence committee and your job is to oversee the intel gathering agencies and the world's darkest and deepest secrets and you are a proven liar, how can you continue to serve? >> he lost the faith of the american people and the faith of the people on the committee. no doubt about it. maybe some of his members play along. a lot of them even on the democrat side are seeing this is tough to follow this man. the whole russian collusion thing for three years, i would have been embarrassed to be out there day in and out saying he has evidence and it's never there. devin nunes pointed that out today. all of the things the democrats have done that were disproven. once the mueller report comes out and it falls on its face, they start up with another event.
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>> tucker: if you have no shame at all, then there is nothing you would not do, right? >> it doesn't seem to be at that point. we would like to have him under oath. a that's the one thing he doesn'td want to do is get under oath and answer questions we have about his activity and who else was involved in the whistleblower and bring in the whistleblower's attorney who said the coup begins in '16. the american people have caught on to this. they really have. i am not getting much at home. when is this circus going to end? when you are going to finish the things you need to be working on? >> tucker: such a sideshow and it's dumb. what is the plan? at this point not a single republican in the house voted to begin this inquiry. this is a partisan exercise. do they think they will peel off 20 republicans on the stuff we saw today?
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>> no, and they think this is working. i think just the opposite. >> tucker: they won't get a conviction or removal. what do they hope to get? >> hope to take an opportunity to be on the stage and to cherry pick who they want to talk to and give a negative impression of this president. it's not working. i think america gets it. even the witnesses today, they were not good witnesses. they don't knowre anything. they were never involved. we pointed out time and time again, we went through proper challenges. this was done. think about this. pelosi announced the inquiry before the complaint was ever presented. >> tucker: is there a singe voter out there out planning on voting in 2020 on the fence about trump? wait, he talked to some ukrainian guy, i am out. i am voting elizabeth warren. is there a single person like that in america?
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>> not that i know of. they are helping the president in the next election. >> tucker: something the speaker of the house said today. >> i am prayerful and actually sad today that our country has to come to a place where the president doesn't understand that article 2 doesn't saypr he can do whatever he wants. >> tucker: a person of deep faith. from the church of partial birth abortion. what do you make of that? her repeated professions of faith. >> it's part of her charade. i think about that when she says a lot of things.s. she always goes back to that, she is giddy about this. she wanted this to happen. she called for this impeachment inquiry before we had a complaint. >> tucker: why discredit christianity along the way? >> i find her hypocritical. i am a catholic. she claims to be a catholic. i see her on ash wednesday with
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the ash on her forehead, and then you want to kill babies in the womb. >> tucker: yes. that's true. congressman, thank you very much. more coverage of the impeachment proceedings ahead but not too much. we don't want to over-inflate itson importance which is questionable. this is stupid. a week from now you won't remember the details. we will tell you about big tech and how it is censoring coverage of the key news stories of the day. that's next. ♪
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>> tucker: the so-called whistleblower who started this whole ukraine story is reportedly profiting off his role even though we don't know his name.'t he is still hiding behind anonymity. trace gallagher has all of the details. >> the office of government ethices warned governmentas employeees they can't accept any gift because of their official position. the gift would not have been given had they not held the duties associated with the employee's federal position. as the anonymous complaint lays out the go fund me page set up for the whistleblower it fully acknowledges who is t benefiting from the donations, "a u.s. intelligence officer who filed a urgent report of government conduct needs your
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help." the help came flooding in. donations from 6,000 individuals raised a quarter of a million dollars. the man who started the go fund me page is not only a former state department official but a former whistleblower and founded a non-profit law firm. he calls the complaint bogus and says fund-raising will continue. aside from the money flowing in the complaint raises the possibility that some donations are from foreign sources. it says donations will only be accepted from u.s. citizens but because the majority of the whistleblower donors are not named it's difficult to figure out where they might be from. the whistleblower's attorney said they will cooperate with all government inquires into this matter. >> tucker: trace gallagher thank you for that. ♪ >> tucker: so you think that we
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would have a free press in this country. we are guaranteed it in the bile of rights. it's not free anymore. big tech controls and they are doing everything to shape the narrative around impeachment. for example, facebook and youtube which control a much larger percentage of digital media than anyone realizes are censoring any material that mentions the name of the man believed to be the whistle-blower. they're not letting you know who this guy is. coauthor of "big tech tyrants." he joins us tonight. it seems to me that we have moved from a stage, a year from presidential election where the tech monopolies which will he control all digital journalism are deciding which facts we are allowed to know. why should we not be terrified? >> we should be terrified. i am terrified. over half of all news consumed
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by americans is consumed on the social media platforms. when they can censor facebook and google about the name of the whistleblower it's chilly. it's absolutely chilling. they have much dominant power. i know fox news is not saying the name of the whistleblower but it was accidentally said by somebody on your network and that was posted on youtube which was immediately censored by approximate google. what you have?-- i am the publisher of the western journal. we have decided to publish the name of the whistleblower. we have four stories on the whistleblower. we have 43 million followers on facebook. i don't think 10 of them have seen those stories. >> tucker: there is a legitimate debate. no one at fox told me what to do on that issue.
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despite a lot of reporting to the contrary. i have not named the guy because i have not confirmed it. as soon as we do, we will. that's journalism. you may disagree. but the point is this guy is at the center of an important news story and the average person ought to be able to makeup his or her mind but we are not allowed to because of the tech monopoly. why is congress not saving us on this? >> it's amazing to me that a lot of publications that published the pentagonon papers and all of what wiki leaks released and they have been more than willing to publicize things that are the deepest secrets of the u.s. government. this one particular secret they are so good at keeping the name of this whistleblower out of thp media. there has been major changes in tech since donald trump was
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elected. those are around keeping donald trump's ideas and message from reaching people. >> tucker: i noticed that. >> when you look at twitter, twitter suppresses donald trump's tweets. >> tucker: much greater interference on a scale that putin for all of his determination to hack our democracy never even approached or could have imagined. reportedly american companies are putting a thumb on the scale of democracy and nobody is saying anything about it.ou why? should be. congress should be investigating them.. these companies have all grown incredibly large.ti in my book, "tech tyrants" i talk about the amount of data collected on individuals.
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americans don't have any idea of the volume of information from medical records to what what they google to what they look at, every page of the internet they visit is recorded somewhere. >> tucker: of course. >> and yet people should be rebelling against that. it's a very dangerous situation. >> tucker: it is. >> when you see this kind of censorship, this is worse than what you would imagine from putin and the >> tucker: these people are not your friends. i think republicans control the senate. it's not just josh hawley, he's not the only u.s. senator. where the rest of them? my lecturing put us over the edge. thanks for your book and thanks for coming on tonight. i appreciate it.he i wish we had more time.e. the media went bonkers today with the first day of impeachment hearings. we collected a sample because we could not control ourselves either.
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we will show you what they did when we come back. ♪
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>> tucker: you watch tv today? if you were watching the other cable channels, it was like christmas, new year's and the super bowl. oar over on msnbc, they also rousted their all-stars for a priest hearing panel >> ambassador bill taylor, they here's part of what they did. will talk about the shadow foreign policy they discovered. >> this is not about donald trump versus his political rivals in congress.>> this is about donald trump extorting america. >> i am not a maybe i am glad i am not. >> there will be a courtroom drama like the o.j. trial. the great trial at the end of the 20th century where people took sides very quickly.
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>> day one of the public impeachment hearings that could put this presidency in >> tucker: [laughing]. what would they do? who would hire these people? [laughing]. with their dyed hair. [laughing]. there was the stomps casting, this morning reached new heights. the booking team at msnbc convince kellyanne conway's husband to show up. here's what happened next. >> the mueller investigation was about russia. it wasn't really about trump, but because of trump being trump, he made it about himself. it was really stupid for him to do that. it didn't have to be about trump. because he is self-obsessed it became about trump because he tried to quash the investigation. if he just shut up and not tweeted witch hunts 100 time and played golf for 2 years, there would not be a long mueller investigation.
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>> tucker: i appreciate the laid back approach to television. this is the leading tower of pizza approach. larry conner hosts radio shows and continues to come on thiss show. >> if he had not married well, he was perfect for television. theyot would have him on regardless of who his wife was. >> tucker: it makes me uncomfortable. >> i know. >> tucker: gone out of control and televised. what did you make of today? >> the build up cable news like it was like the super bowl pre-game. or if it was the season finale of the miniseries for impeachment. if only we could have binged three years. the media is part of this drama. they are woven into this from day 1.
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they determined that the president has to be impeached. the "washington post" ran an article on impeachment on inaugural day. the media has been working with democrats to get this finale today. >> tucker: i watch this and i thought poor brian williams and how diminished. i have been fired and i appreciate a guy who hangs in there. fit for him. i wonder if you would have asked him ten years ago, could you see yourself on msnbc with a full freak show panel talking about impeachment? would you do that? he would say no, i'm a news man it >> and he had the alliteration going too. and we had george stephanopoulos lauding a witness saying it was like cronkite. gets all about the show, the delivery. they were saying this is the movie version of the book of impeachment. we had to >> tucker: we accuse the media read it until now.
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of taking their cues from the masters in the democratic party. nancy pelosi said this is a religious exercise. she is praying about it.y. a woman of deep faith. >> oh, yeah. >> tucker: they don't have even heard that talking point. >> i think this is not necessarily the media taking a cue from the democrats. they are working hand and glove so the democrats are taking cues from the media. democrats were scrambling because they know their base is watching msnbc. >> tucker: shouldn't they be pretend to be prayerful? [laughing]. we forgot the prayerful part. it's a sad moment. >> it's the o.j. murder trial, which apparently was a good thing by the way. i love that chris matthews is loving the o.j. murder trial and missing those days. >> tucker: it does seem like yesterday.
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>> adam schiff as you said earlier was caught in lie after lie and the media still brings him on and never challenge him on the lies he told over the last three years and allow him to use their platforms. they are screaming about a free press. this is not a free press. these are political activists using television for their own purposes. >> tucker: they believe hate crimes are a real thing. you should be punished for saying things they don't like. i'm not taking any lecture from these people about free pass. there were no free press if i got a shower with. not that it would. let me get back in my. larry o'connor. unlike other cable news networks, we have more than just impeachment.s abc news is trying to destroy the person who leaked the footage of amy robach.
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we will tell you what they're doing to find out, it's revealing. stay tuned. ♪
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♪ >> tucker: well, they are busy at abc news. executives are searching for the person who leaked the amy robac. tape who accused network executives of spiking her story on pedophile jeffrey epstein. a very rich guy. not clear with the money came from. abc has done nothing to tell us where the money came from. they are going after whistleblower. they conspired with cbs to fire a producer who they thought leaked the tape. she did not do it. who did do it? what are these networks more interested in investigating a whistle-blower than the
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billionaire jeffrey epstein? what is the answer? >> well, it's so interesting. i talked to a couple of people at abc working inside this. it's all anybody can talk about. who is the whistleblower? is it someone to likes harryry potter or speaks latin? judging by the name they're goingla by. it seems like the person is still inside.. inside people think that co-workers are trying to figure out and they will tell their manager what they found. it's very hunger games. it's back ward. they are trying to hunt down the whistleblower as opposed to figuring out why they sat on this story. what amy said in this tape. she had the story dead to rights. they said they were not able to source everything and make sure it was locked down. james patterson in 2017 wrote a
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detailed book with all accounts of people involved with him in florida. how big for abc to say, he was doing it in new york as well? it was already out there. they claim they could not vet it? >> tucker: why now? i know people at abc who are good people and smart.hy why are they spending their time searching the building for the whistleblower when nay could tell the rest of us what jeffrey epstein did to get so rich. we don't know. why? it seems like it would be worth knowing. that?e they doing >> because they are embarrassed. they don't want their own employee outing what is going on in the building. you can understand, you can't take video outside of the building. it's intellectual property. that's not what this was. they're looking for the internal
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source of their own embarrassment because they want to pretend they were on top of this story, one probably for the reasons that she said, theyy didn't want to do it. they didn't want to upset the royals. it doesn't make any sense, why would you said on a story like this?ja it was explosive. it was already out there. he had been in jail. there was a huge book. it wasn't like it was a secret who this person was. she had a new explosive interview. they are very embarrassed and they want to know who was embarrassing them and that's only going to make them more embarrassed. >> tucker: everybody is paranoid. there is a reason that jeffrey epstein didn't kill himself. that's a national meme. >> right. and the leaker went to veritasand not another network. cbs knew. it's the same story. look at the producer.
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>> tucker: they trusted james o'keefe more than they trusted their own employees. that tells you a lot. great to see her tonight, thank you for that. over in new york state, senator kevin parker introduced legislation to give the vote tor convicted felons. inmates, people currently in prison, would be eligible to register and vote from behind bars. i parker is notorious. in albany he was arrested after punching a traffic cop in the face and attacked a "new york post" photographer. late last year he came on their show to defend gun buyers to submit their social media accounts to state scrutiny. here's how that went. >> this law simply says let's look at what people are putting out on social media as a set -- part of a set of criteria we are using to determine who gets handguns. >> tucker: you are talking for people to turn over their social
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media pass words so you can decide if they said things that were naughty and then they don't get to own a gun. what other constitutional rights are dependent on your approval? >> we should also have the state police review for social media accounts of the people were making requests. >> tucker: this is the guy who punched the cop. nicole serves in the legislature for new york state. she is not running for congress and staten island and brooklyn. she's been on the show a lot, we think she is sensible. nice to see you on set. this idea which some of us dismiss out of hand let people vote from the prison cells? >> this makes sense for new york. this legislative session iss about putting criminals before law abiding citizens. >> tucker: yes. >> if you look at the long list. policies they pass this year from revamping bail reform.
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, january 2020, strangling someone, homicide, burglary, assaulting a child, selling drugs on school grounds. no bail, he walked right back on the street after committing those crimes. that's what's going to happen, january. >> tucker: if i am charged with murder or strangling someone and there is no bail, why would i show up for court?trtr >> well, go to my website and look at the long list of crimes that are eligible for no bail come january 2020. it's shocking. people would be concerned to know that 90% of the arrested population in new york would be released back on the street as they await trial and sign my petition to tell the governor to make changes before january 2020. to answer your question, now mayor de blasio is playing we will incentivize people to come back to court with movies
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tickets and mets tickets. >> tucker: they are bribing criminals? >> if you're someone who is here illegally, you will be released back on the street if you committed one of the crimes i mentioned. it's very concerning. people need to get involved and write to the governor immediately. go to my website and look at the list, send a message to the governor. this is the one of the things they passed this year. >> tucker: governor cuomo not the guy on cnn but his brother. you come on and i ask you, it'st a terrible idea to give prisons the vote. you think that's bad, there is worse? >> not only a lot worse but it makes sense they want the prisoners to vote because that's who they are putting first in the state of new york. the criminals. b >> tucker: thank you for coming on, even though that was depressing.
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democrats in the 2020 race are lining up behind impeachment, but is not good politics for them? could it hurt their election chances? the very wise dana perino answers that question after we come back. ♪
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♪ >> tucker: well, the democrats running for president in 2020 are unified in their supportive of impeachment. here is one example from today. >> no one is above the law. not even the president of the united states. so i believe it is appropriate for this impeachment to go forward. i think it should have happened earlier, but we are here now. let's do it. >> tucker: they are all for it but the question, is it good politics? will they regret it later? dana perino anchors "the daily briefing", one of our all-time favorite people and she joins us tonight. dana, simple question. do you think what seems like good politics today will turnto out to be unwise a year from now?
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>> right, so the democrats, before they get the nomination and run against president trump, they have to compete against each other. i think amongst the democratic base, if you polled impeachment and removal, it is a 90/10 issue, 90% support removal. so if you are not going to be10 for impeachment right now, you probably are not going to be able to win the democratic primary. now, will it hurt them later on? probably. there is a lot of things thaty. work in an incumbent's favor. so many things today, and amazing statistics as the market closed today with records with each of the different markets. i mean, that is actually your biggest obstacle to winning reelection in a very close election for an incumbent president. most americans give a president a second term. a however, in this case, remember back when we had the russia investigation going on with the mueller investigation, even then those candidates were not talking about it on the trail. so i think they will try to watch each other. they don't want anyone to get an
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advantage, but a couple of people have an advantage. that would be, i think, biden and buttigieg, maybe bloomberg and deval patrick if they decide to get in. they aren't actually senators. if these senators actually have to go and sit at an impeachment trial, that is about six days a week, six hours a day, you are not allowed to talk, right, there is a rule. they expect you to keep your mouth shut, which means you can't go to iowa or new e hampshire and you are in washington. the other candidates can say, i'm not from washington. look at these ridiculous people in d.c. >> tucker: that is really smart. mat had not occurred to me until you just said it. that it is a massive disadvantage. we are moving into -- this isn't some theoretical far-off place, like, iowa is about to happen basically.on >> it is not that you can't say anything as a trial, but frowned upon if you talk about it at all
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because you are a potential p juror and jurors are not supposed to talk about a case. so it's not like elizabeth warren can sit there for six l hours, be in a trial, leave and do a quick trip up to new hampshire, and talk about impeachment. that wouldn't be allowed. and i think if the senators decided to do that, it increases the likelihood republicans are able to get the vote to acquit the president if it even goes that part. >> tucker: in the 12 seconds we have left, does it have to absolutely go to the senate, do you think? >> i think mcconnell -- it would be impossible not to take it up. if the house does pass impeachment. not that he would want to. >> tucker: it might in the end help republicans, just as clinton's impeachment. >> watch how much money people will raise on impeachment the next seven days. >> tucker: that is a good point. dana perino, great to see you tonight. s super interesting. see you tomorrow. we will be back at 8:00 p.m. the show that is the swornu enemy of lying, pomposity,
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smugness, and especially groupthink. good night from washington, a city in the grip of insanity. sean hannity, take it from here. >> sean: the grip of insanity in new york, not much different than your swamp. does everybody know tucker was on a show, what was it called again, it is on youtube. >> tucker: "days of our lives." i was on that sitcom for a decade before i got into cable news. >> sean: i believe it. it's all out there. can't wait to see. welcome to "hannity". a great day for the united states for the contrary, the president, lousy day for the corrupt, do nothing for three years radical extreme socialist democrats and their top allies known as the media mob. now, if you thought robert mueller's pathetic testimony, what's fusion gps, was bad, what we saw today was even more pathetic, more desperate, and actually worse.


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