SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: This is a Fox News alert: breaking just moments ago, as first reported by The New York Times, The Hill's John Solomon, and now, Fox News, have all confirmed that the Attorney General Barr just appointed the U.S. attorney in Connecticut to investigate the origins of the witch-hunt into the Trump campaign, this is huge news, a colossal step forward for equal justice, and equal application under our laws. It's what we have been telling you. It's a big part of what is coming.
Now, if you're counting, this is now the third investigation into the deep state taking place in Barr's DOJ. And you can add to that, Senator Lindsey Graham. That would be four investigations.
Keep in mind, Huber is also investigating the leaks out in Utah. The Inspector General Horowitz is investigating FISA abuse. And without a doubt, Operation Crossfire Hurricane is, as we've been calling it, Operation Boomerang.
Several days ago, during a series of important questions from Senator Lindsey Graham to remind you, he asked the attorney general about the Mueller report, about what he viewed as important. We told you last week, act two, the curtain is about to go up. Tonight, the curtain's up. Take a look.
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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: Do you share my concerns about the FISA warrant process?
WILLIAM BARR, ATTORNEY GENERAL: Yes.
GRAHAM: Do you share my concerns about the counterintelligence investigation and how it was opened and why it was open?
GRAHAM: Do you share my concerns that the professional -- lack of professionalism in the Clinton email investigation is something we should all look at?
GRAHAM: Do you expect to change your mind about the bottom-line conclusions of the Mueller report?
GRAHAM: Do you think the president campaigned in 2016 was thoroughly looked at in terms of whether or not they colluded with the Russians?
GRAHAM: And the answer is no according to Bob Mueller.
BARR: That's right.
GRAHAM: He couldn't decide about obstruction. You did it. Is that correct?
BARR: That's right.
GRAHAM: Do you feel good about your decision?
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HANNITY: Now, while the Attorney General Barr searches for truth and justice and is fulfilling what he said he would do, tonight, hysteria spreading in every corner of the Democratic Party as we now inched closer to the 2020 presidential election.
The noise on the left, it is getting louder and louder and louder. But make no mistake, it's only noise, nothing more. It's not based in any facts, any truth, any reality.
We now have had over the course of two years, count them, four separate investigations that have cleared President Trump, the Trump campaign, of any type of collusion or obstruction, Democrats, it's only noise. They can plot their own lies in conspiracy theories go.
And while the left continues to push their hoax, we have been uncovering what is the biggest abuse of power scandal in American history, only we have evidence. In the end, facts speak louder than hysteria. And tonight, the facts are casting a damning shadow on the disgraced, fired FBI former Director James Comey, who is now being called out publicly for -- by his former colleague, of all people, Rod Rosenstein, in a major way tonight.
Look at this.
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ROD ROSENSTEIN, DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: I do not blame the former director for being angry. I would become too, if I were in his shoes. But now, the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pendant, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. I kid you not. That is disappointing.
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HANNITY: Rosenstein unloading, saying he broke, meaning Comey, lines that should have never been crossed.
And Rod Rosenstein is absolutely right to slam the former, well, disgraced FBI director. Comey abused his power. The evidence against them is mounting and here is what we now know. October 21st, 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey, he signed off on the first of what would become four's FISA warrant applications, requests against Trump campaign associate Carter Page, denying him his constitutional rights and more importantly, offering a backdoor into all things the Trump campaign.
Hillary Clinton's bought and paid for dossier, according to the Nunes memo and the Grassley-Graham memos, the bulk of information was the predicate for those FISA applications. They were unverified. They were paid for by Hillary, they were put together by somebody that hates Donald Trump and somebody who, in an interrogatory in Great Britain act, actually says he has no idea of any if it is true, 50/50. It's just raw intelligence.
That was the basis for a warrant? Not one but four? And Comey signing the first one, he says on top of the warrant, verified.
The FISA court was not informed that Clinton paid for those -- well, even with "The New York Times" is suggesting, Russian disinformation. Instead James Comey swore that the information that he provided to the FISA court in that application was true and it was correct.
The application itself marked verified at the very top but the dossier was never verified, frankly, unverifiable because Steele himself doesn't stand by it.
Now, during an interrogatory, we told you about in Great Britain, that's when we learned that truth. I don't know if any of it's true, but he was under the threat of perjury at that moment. So, we would expect that he didn't want to tell the truth on that.
Christopher Steele hated then-candidate Trump. He was willing to do anything to take him down. DOJ official Bruce Ohr was one of many that we now know that warned the FBI, warned the Department of Justice about Steele's hyper-partisan conduct and Steele's ties to the Trump campaign, well before the October FISA request.
The Ohr warning came in August of 2016 before the October 2016 FISA application. Last week, we learned also, a high-ranking State Department official, her name Kathleen Kavalec, well, she also issued a direct warning about Steele ten days before the FISA request. She passed on the red flags about Steele's election rigging efforts, the validity of his work, and she sent it to the FBI and the Department of Justice. They still went forward and you said information anyway.
Now, Senator Lindsey Graham, he is working to do is classify a government document that he is saying tonight will prove the FBI absolutely, positively knew that Steele's work was full of lies, and garbage and Hillary paid for it. By the way, a lie of omission in the case of the FISA court abuse. They literally conspired to commit fraud on a court. They hated Donald Trump that much.
Now, we now Senator Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, they issued a separate document requests from the State Department and the FBI in order to determine what Comey knew about Steele when he signed off on the warrant to spy on an American and an opposition party candidate. It's not looking good for Mr. Super Patriot Jim Comey.
And FISA abuse is just one part of what is lawless behavior and abuse of power.
Congressman Ratcliffe, he is now calling for an investigation into James Comey tonight. Take a look.
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REP. JOHN RATCLIFFE, R-TEXAS: Jim is proud of himself but the inspector general found him insubordinate and many of us believe that he either is or should be under investigation for violating the Espionage Act, for recording his conversation with President Trump in the Oval Office and intentionally leaking classified information to start this investigation. So, you know, Maria, as you know, as a former federal prosecutor, I've worked with hundreds of FBI agents and over the last two years, they haven't used the word "proud" wants to describe Jim Comey. They use words like "embarrassed" and "ashamed."
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HANNITY: Let's not forget, we are not talking about the single premier law enforcement agency in the world -- single best intelligence agency in the world. Not the 99.9 percent, but the upper echelon. They are the ones that abuse their power.
The Jim Comeys of the world, self-righteous, super patriot, he can do no wrong. Well, he's in serious trouble tonight. And we've warned him many times, he is the right to remain silent, he is not listening to me.
It doesn't matter how many dramatic op-eds he writes for The New York Times or how many long infomercials he does with Anderson Cooper over at fake news at CNN. He'll never escape simple truth and facts.
He was a terrible FBI director. He abused his power. It's a good thing the president fired him.
He, we now know, was involved in rigging the investigation into Hillary Clinton. He engaged in a witch hunt against President Trump. He anointed a partisan corrupt group of bureaucrats to his inner circle, almost all of which got fired, resigned, disgraced, or demoted. He willfully misled and committed a fraud, it seems tonight, on a FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign. We know he leaked a sensitive government documents against the law, because he was mad that he got fired and leaked it to "The New York Times" for the purpose of getting a special counsel appointed.
And now, he is in serious legal jeopardy. James Comey, tick, tock.
Now, with the help of Sara Carter, John Solomon, so many others on this program, well, we've always worked to halt unelected powerful government officials accountable. The left is more interested in scoring cheap political points, dividing the country, and pushing conspiracy theories with no evidence.
In the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, they got people like the cowardly Adam Schiff and Nadler and company trying to weaponize their committees. Why? To harass and order and prolong a series of endless which runs into the Trump administration.
Now, Senator Graham has documented their unprecedented behavior. Take a look.
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GRAHAM: They just want an outcome. It doesn't matter how you create Trump. It doesn't matter how you get Trump. It doesn't matter if you trick the FISA court. It doesn't matter if you infiltrate the campaign.
The goal is to stop Trump and the rules don't matter. This is a very dangerous time in American history where the media and the Democratic Party wants an outcome against Trump no matter what the rules are.
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HANNITY: It doesn't matter. They wanted to destroy this president. They didn't want him elected, they had the favored candidate. They raked her investigation.
The evidence is overwhelming, it is incontrovertible. She had top secret classified information on a private server at a mom-and-pop bathroom closet. And yes, that's illegal. And yes, she tried to cover off the evidence by destroying it.
That's why she, in fact, deleted her subpoenaed emails, acid washed her hard drive with Bleach Bit, busted up her devices with hammers and removed SIM cards. Why? That was the intent, to destroy evidence. The underlying crime: Espionage Act.
The attorney general tonight provided top Democrats access to all but two full and seven partial lines of the Mueller report. They are too lazy to go look at it. This was grand jury information. Nadler's committee, holding him in contempt, demanding that he'd be handcuffed by the sergeant- at-arms and proper for the committee because he's obeying the laws of the land?
And then he redacted in accordance with federal law -- that's right, you cannot reveal grand jury material. That is the law of the land. At least one person understands it. That would be the attorney general.
And because Barr refused to break the law and reveal grand jury information, Congressman Nadler is holding him in contempt. They are talking about putting him in handcuffs, calling the attorney general's actions a, quote, direct assault on a constitutional order.
Now, many other Democrats, friends in the media mob, they are declaring that we are in a middle of a constitutional crisis. We've been there for the longest time because of those people that abused power. But, of course, because they've been pushing conspiracy theories and lies.
Then, of course, you got the intel chairman, yes, the cowardly Adam Schiff. Yes, he's downright apoplectic, losing his mind because -- well, the only person caught on tape colluding with the Russians is him, as he got fixed up in a hoax.
Oh, do you have any evidence on Donald Trump? Yes, we have evidence on Donald Trump. What is the evidence of on Trump? Naked pictures of Trump. Naked pictures.
Hasn't Vladimir seen it? Vladimir, of course. But, of course, he sees it.
Really? He's still eager to defend Attorney General Eric Holder. He was held in contempt. And, of course, in that case, Obama -- yes, he did invoke executive privilege, something throughout the entire Mueller investigation Donald Trump never did.
He told everybody in the White House to cooperate. They handed over 1.5 million documents and he answered Mueller's questions, and still no collusion. For the fourth time, we got that conclusion.
Anyway, take a look at the cowardly Schiff.
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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC NEWS ANCHOR: They seemed to turn over almost the entire Mueller report unredacted. The Attorney General William Barr has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. They are saying they are prevented by a law from giving over this grand jury information.
So, what's the difference here?
REP. ANDY SCHIFF, D-CALIF.: They are categorical differences. First, the Obama administration made dozens of witnesses available to the Congress, provided numerous thousands of documents, as you just heard, to the Republicans in Congress. And yes, it makes specific claims of privilege but here, the Trump administration has decided to say a blanket no, no to any kind of oversight whatsoever, no witnesses, no documents, no nothing.
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HANNITY: No witnesses, no documents, no nothing. Yet again, the cowardly Schiff is lying. He's a liar.
Mr. Schiff, come on this program one full hour. You and me. I've got a dossier on you. It's called your own words. Then come on my radio show, three full hours. You can bring Nadler with you just for kicks.
And the Mueller report has been released. The A.G. has testified before Congress and Adam Schiff is lying again. He's like losing it at this point.
But this kind of far-fetched hysteria from the left is not going unchecked. As per usual, President Trump rightly now is fighting back after four exonerations, calling the Democrats fake constitutional crisis narratives pathetically untrue. That is true.
Now, the president is also calling out the current FBI Director Christopher Wray, accusing him of protecting the same gang who tried to overthrow the duly elected president of the United States. You know, we smelly Walmart people, irredeemable deplorables who cling to god, and guns, and bible, and religion. That's us.
So far, I don't see Director Christopher Wray frankly doing a darn thing to clean up the upper echelon of this FBI. That's his job, for the 99 percent of FBI special agents that put their lives at risk for us every single day, you owe it to them to get this department, this premier law enforcement agency right with the American people.
What has Wray done to hold the Comey accountable? Nothing. What about McCabe? What about Baker? What about Strzok? What about Page?
Mr. Wray, it's time for you to do your job. The former highest ranking employees in his bureau committed real crimes and yet no signs that Wray seems to care one bit to bring them to justice, or working to prevent this abuse of power, hyperpartisan conduct from ever, ever happening again.
But in the coming months, justice will be served. We have promised you that. With or without, well, Director Wray's help.