Victor Davis Hanson: Likely Criminal Referrals For Brennan, Comey, McCabe Will Be A Slow Process All The Way Through 2020


Hoover Institute senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson breaks down his predictions for what the 2020 election will bring, in an interview Wednesday evening with FNC's Laura Ingraham:

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, MARTIN AND ILLIE ANDERSON SENIOR FELLOW, HOOVER INSTITUTION: I think the Mueller story is pretty much through, Laura, and it's come like a boomerang effect, that now we are going to see the people who were instrumental in subverting the Trump campaign transition and the Presidency are going to be called to account. So, we heard that walls are closing in, the noose is tightening, but it's going to act in reverse.

So, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Bruce Ohr and his wife, they are all facing either criminal referrals or likely criminal referrals. And this is going to be a slow, drawn-out process all the way to the 2020 elections.

And then when you see - you mentioned the good economy, that's something that Trump needs to focus I think even more on. But, the two areas in the news cycle where he might be vulnerable, we've had a million illegal aliens coming just in half the year, there is no alternative from the Democrats.

I mean this is the - he wanted to shut down the government and he did to stop illegal immigration. He put a tariff and he would've on Mexico. So, he's doing all he can, so that's not going to be an issue for the Democrats, because they can't say, well we would stop immigration, because they want more of it illegally.

And then finally, we got a big annual deficit and Trump might be vulnerable there. But the Democrats are not - they don't have a reputation for fiscal sobrieties, or areas where Trump might be vulnerable, they are not - they can't - they have no alternative--

LAURA INGRAHAM: Yes, they are just going to be worse - they are going to be worst on all, they are going to be worst on the border, they're going to be worst on spending, they are going to be worst on all of those things that he might be vulnerable on in another type of election.

I have to get to this, ABC released part of a George Stephanopoulos exclusive interview with President Trump, and it's getting wall-to-wall coverage on the networks. Take a look.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: If foreigners, if Russia, if China, someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI?

TRUMP: I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen, I don't - there's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, we have information on your opponent, oh I think I would want to hear it.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You want that kind of interference in our elections?

TRUMP: It's not an interference. They have information. I think I would take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I would go maybe to the FBI, if I thought that there was something wrong.

INGRAHAM: Victor, setting aside the question of why you would have George Stephanopoulos standing over the President in the Oval Office, I don't know who approved that, but what about this notion of accepting foreign intel about an opponent? Is that a risk for President Trump getting pulled back in the Mueller, again, why he was put in that situation is beyond me.

DAVIS HANSON: Well, you hit the nail on the head. You shouldn't ever talk to George Stephanopoulos, one. And two, any question about foreign intelligence, that should be the end of the conversation, because it can be manipulated and distorted.

What Trump was probably doing, saying - I think he intended to say something like Adam Schiff who got fooled remember by those Russian comedians have called him up and said I've got dirt, and Adam Schiff seemed very eager to hear it. That's what Trump might say.

And we hear all of these politicians hear this type of stuff from all sources. But I think the cardinal rule is in Trump's case you don't even discuss that, you just say, I don't want to talk about it or I'm not interested in it.

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