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listening. >> jesse: i choose to believe! >> kimberly: did they investigate this? >> jesse: i want to believe this is true. thanks for watching, "hannity" is up next. >> sean: welcome to "hannity." fox news alert. director james comey releases his opening remarks ahead of tomorrow's congressional testimony. it raises serious legal concerns for himself and not the president. the commander in chief feels vindicated tonight by comey's prepared testimony and he is ready to move forward. we will have full legal analysis of the prepared statement and also, the left mainstream media -- they are outright lying to you about this. at a level never before seen in our country's history. their goal is to destroy the president by any means
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necessary. they are nothing more than agenda driven ideologues. they staged protests, they call the president a piece of you know what. they even have people posing like isis fighters with a severed head of the commander in chief. they attacked the first lady's, the president's children, even the 11-year-old son. by any means necessary -- tonight it's time to stand up and fight for the sole and future of this country. that starts by being honest and giving you comfort you won't find anywhere else about the former fbi director james comey and his agenda german mission. now, to james comey himself commit a felony? and break the law by not coming forward with his claim? that is tonight's all-important opening monologue. earlier to date, director james comey released his opening statement that he will give tomorrow before the show. this statement contains several
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key points that blow the trump-russia collusion conspiracy theory out of the water and it completely shoots down the media and the democrats and all the hyperventilating and foaming at the mouth about obstruction of justice. now we have discovered that they have been lying to you for months. we are going to cover everything in terms of the self-serving document released by comey. it almost reads like a novel. in great detail tonight. here are some very key points i want to tell you about. the president did not obstruct justice. comey never says his interactions with the president for inappropriate or illegal. by the way, that this is key -- comey told president trump he was not personally under investigation. number three, comey admits there was confusion between him and the president over a so-called
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loyalty pledge. number four, if call me thought it was obstruction of justice and he didn't come forward, did comey commit a felony and violate the law? unlike his conversations with president trump, comey writes that he never created memos about interactions with president obama. remember, he also didn't put hillary clinton under oath during her interview and comey didn't bother to create a transcript of that interview. let's start with the first point, the president did not obstruct justice. comey described the february 14th meeting in the oval office as follows... he repeated that flynn hadn't done anything wrong on his calls with the russians but the fact that he had misled the vice president, he then said i hope -- keywords here -- you could see your way clear to letting this go. he's a good guy.
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i hope you can let this go. first of all, any lawyer, legal expert will tell you this alleged conversation doesn't come anywhere close to obstruction of justice like the media is claiming tonight. then there is this from comey. i had understood the president requesting any investigation of flynn with false statements about his conversations with the russian ambassador in december. i did not understand the president to be talking about the broader investigation into russia or possible links to his campaign. i could be wrong but i took him to be focusing on what had just happened with flynn's departure and the controversy around his accounts of his phone calls. regardless, it was concerning giving the fbi's role as an independent investigative agenc agency. according to comey into his opening statement, president trump only mentioned flynn and did not try to bring up the topic or try to impede
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the overall "russian investigation." here's another point the media won't tell you, there were only two people in the room. this is only james comey's version of events and how he perceived trump's comments. the president may have a much different interpretation. in spite of all the insane, breathless coverage he might have watched earlier today. there's no legal basis for obstruction. that means the destroy trunk media, which has been hyperventilating, they've been completely wrong. watch this coverage. >> when you say there is a obstruction case here, who is your target? >> the president and anyone else who was involved in that decision to fire james comey. >> to consider this to be a growing body of evidence that the president might have attempted to obstruct justice? >> what we have heard and seen so far constitute obstruction of justice and if not, how might you go about proving it.
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>> it's getting pretty close. >> your reaction to this bombshell report? >> obstruction of justice. three words. >> sean: here's the most important point the media will never tell you. if james comey did in fact think this was obstruction of justice and he did not come forward, comey could have committed a felony and he himself broke the law. the actual law on the side of your screen -- as my colleague has pointed out, gregg jarrett, if james comey thought the president was doing something illegal, he had a legal obligation to come forward immediately. that's not what comey did. in his testimony, comey says he didn't bother to tell the attorney general jeff sessions about his conversation with president trump because in part, he thought sessions was going to recuse himself from the russian investigation. that would not be a reason not to follow the law.
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when comey complained to the attorney general's face about not wanting to be left alone with the president, he decided not to tell sessions about his conversation with the president. another key major point -- comey also told president trump he was not personally under investigation. not once, multiple times. this means once again, every conspiracy theory you have heard from months about trump colluding with russians, it's not true. given the mainstream media's nonstop, incessant coverage and the fact that comey told trump is not under investigation, it's unreasonable for the president to say -- everyone's claiming i might be involved here and if you are telling me i'm not under investigation. can you just come forward and set the record straight and tell the american people the truth?
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to clear my name? it's interfering with my job. do you think that's unreasonable? should the fbi director come forward and tell the truth that he believes the american people? comey admits there was confusion between him and the president over a so-called loyalty pledge that happened at a private dinner. take a look at this from comey's prepared testimony. he said i need loyalty. i replied, you will always get honesty from me. he paused and then said well, that's what i want. you willyalty. get that from me. in the memo i wrote after the dinner, it was possible we understood or misunderstood the phrase honest loyalty. i decided it would be productive to push it forward. so, was it loyalty? honest loyalty? by the way, what does this mean anyway? loyalty to the constitution and the rule of law?
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to the former administration that comey worked for? admits there was confusion about that part of the conversation. there's also a glaring double standard here. unlike with president trump, james comey didn't write memos about his conversation with president obama. i said this weeks ago. i think that's because comey is planning on writing a novel or a tell-all book or working for msnbc and following rachel maddow every night. he is a perfect black helicopter conspiracy theorist himself. james comey did not require -- hillary clinton was not put under oath when she was interviewed about her server. or that a complete transcript of that interview was set to be created. why not? why wasn't that done? look at what happened to michael flynn. the guy was tarred and feathered by the press one trump allegedly said i could hope you can see your way clear to letting this
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go, letting flynn go. he's a good guy, i hope you can do this and let this go. was it similar to what the president said on "60 minutes" about the clintons? that he "didn't want to hurt them?" he was basically saying he wanted to let them go. comey apparently didn't want to hurt the clintons either. factoring the campaign, he felt it was necessary to come out and announce the fbi's findings about hillary clinton. comey laid out that clinton had secret special access program and classified information on her unsecured server that we believe 99% certainty was hacke hacked. after all that, he treated clinton with kid gloves. you may remember this in july of last year. >> looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.
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we are expressing to justice our view that no charges are in this case. >> sean: that's not mishandling classified material by putting it on a mom and pop bathroom closet, the server with the top-secret information on i it. no. no. or getting rid of emails. some 30,000 emails, even top-secret. clinton broke several laws and committed several felonies. but she gets the courtesy of the public announcement. the president? who the fbi director told a number of times that they were not under investigation customer that's ridiculous. comey should be ashamed of himself. it reads like a political document in every way, shape, matter, form. there's more to say in terms of the big story we are following today. the media will not cover this tonight. the director of national intelligence, dan coats, and the nsa director, admiral mike
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rogers -- they threw cold water on the the dash let's start wih rogers, while he would not comment on his private conversation with the president, he made his point crystal clear. take a look. >> in the three plus years i've been the director of national security agency, to the best of my recollection, i've never been directed to do anything i believe to be a legal, immoral, and ethical or during that same period of service, i do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so. >> sean: why would cnn or nbc ever pay attention to that? listen to director dan coats and what he said. >> when i was asked yesterday to respond to a piece that i was told was going to be written in "the washington post" this morning, my response to that was in my time of service, which is
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interacting with the president of the united states or anybody in this administration, i've never felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way, with shaping intelligence in a political way, or an ongoing investigation. >> sean: by the way, andrew mccabe, the interim fbi director said basically the same thing. as did others today. all these sound bites exonerate president trump. they are not going to be played over and over again in the mainstream media. because it doesn't fit their ideology and liberal narrative. they are lying to you. the american people. just like they are with james comey. they're not going to tell you they have acts to grind. keep this in mind tomorrow while you listen to his testimony. joining us now with reaction, the american center for law and
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justice chief counsel, jay sekulow. from circa news, say era sara carter. and fox news host, gregg jarrett. jay, let's talk with you. >> a total and complete vindication of the president and the president was clearly not under investigation and not a target. all of the left's talking points are completely incorrect by james comey's own testimony. this now is bad for the country to continue spending resources -- distracting everyone, including congress, from really getting into the people's business. this is a waste of money. this document right here? case closed. there is no case. couple that with all of the statements from sally eights, all of the other -- besides allf the heads of the intelligence agencies, all of them are
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saying no evidence. >> sean: warner, feinstein, maxine waters, brennan, clapper. no evidence of collusion. >> total vindication. only one other thing. president obama. people are going to forget this but i want to remember because i handled this case in court. in the middle of a criminal investigation into the irs targeting of conservative organizations, in the middle of that investigation, the president of the united states said there was not even a smidge of corruption while the investigation was open and pending. did james comey write a memo about that? no. selective disclosure disorder. i've been saying that for weeks. that's what it is. >> sean: just like with hillary and the email server. sara carter, let's bring you in. >> i was just thinking, jay is right on the money about a lot of this. it's completely illogical here. if you think about it, former director comey had told
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president trump three times that he was not under direct investigation. he didn't fire director comey because he suspected he was under investigation, he fire director coming for the way he was handling the fbi. it would just take a step back and look at all of this. even with the stories about russia and collusion, this is all hearsay. there's no facts to support it. we have been reporting there is no evidence of collusion between trump's trump and the russians. this was a vindication of president trump. it lead to bad any argument that president trump -- >> sean: the most important point is a point that it gregg jarrett, you have been making. if he claimed obstruction of justice like everyone in the media has been claiming -- that would have meant he committed to felonies. you are the first that i saw that reported this. >> yeah, it will be interesting
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when he testifies, sean. you will be asked, did you think this was obstruction of justice? he either has to say know or you will has to dodge it. miss prison of felony, if the federal government official knows of a felony like obstruction, he must, under the law, report it to a superior at the department of justice. in the case of comey. failure to do so is a crime punishable by three years in prison. >> sean: stay right there. we are going to come back. whether or not comey could have committed a felony. more with sara, gray, jay, and gregg. and austan goolsbee will join us. more, when we comef back
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>> sean: welcome back to "hannity." we continue with jay sekulow, sara carter, gregg jarrett. i want to go to the point that you made, gregg. if comey thought there was any attempt to obstruct justice, it doesn't matter if he thinks that the attorney general is going to recuse himself or if the deputy attorney general is -- he had to report immediately or he committed a felony. >> i had to laugh at the
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statement comey makes as he offers up the vast excuses he made as to why he didn't do it. i jeff sessions was going to recuse himself, the interim attorney general wasn't going to be there -- and now he has to save the conversation concerning to me but he cannot say it was obstruction of justice but the next words to james comey will be sir, you have the right to remain silent. >> sean: i think the law is clear. to speak of james comey's legal standards are he gets mildly nauseous when he says you intervened in a political campaign and his new legal standard is, i was uncomfortable when i was with the president. really? that's now the legal standard? i will tell you why he didn't follow through with the following with obstruction of justice. there was no obstruction of justice. saying there is a case for obstruction of justice and bring a charge under a code?
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his lawyer says you better not testify on a false statement of your own. now james comey is the former fbi director. he's a witness. under oath. obligated to tell the truth. he didn't walk across the street because there was no case. he said that in his memo. >> sean: it's funny because -- i hope for michael flynn doesn't get attacked anymore. you go to that, which he kind of said about hillary but the one law we know what was broken, the unmasking -- violating the espionage act by releasing raw intelligence on michael flynn -- he was a victim of a felony. >> absolutely he was a victim of a felony. earlier today, in earlier testimony, when rogers was questioned as questioned as well as coates was questioned -- this
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was a big deal and rod rosenstein, the deputy attorney general said, we will prosecute to the full extent of the law if we find out people violated section seven oh two of the fish. we know people had. we know that name leaked. remember that, very few people had possession of the name mike flynn when it was leaked. >> sean: last point. rod rosenstein, dan coats, admiral rogers, andrew mccabe, they all said no one from the white house has asked about an investigation. they even went on and said they were never asked to do anything illegal. that's what admiral rogers says. all of that was said today. and none of it is getting any media play. >> i don't know if the media is either ignorant or malevolent but the way they have been
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portraying obstruction of the president is really a shame to the american public. look, the law is very simple. lying, threats, bribery, altering documents -- that would be obstruction of justice. none of that happened here. the president never threatened comey with his job by saying clear flynn or you are fired. if that it happened -- maybe. >> human compassion. there is not a crime of human compassion. what you have right now is this ongoing investigation is a waste of the taxpayers money and we have to get back to the business. he is going to fight terrorism, get this health care bill through, get tax reform -- this right now is a sideshow for no reason. it should be case closed. >> sean: you all have been amazing. i will tell you, it's pathetic
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how ideologically -- how viciously inaccurate the media is to the american people. as propaganda and misinformation on steroids. human growth hormones. we've never seen it before and it's a huge problem. hopefully we will all have you back tomorrow night. austan goolsbee, he will weigh in on james comey's prepared testimony. did he show bias towards the trump administration? double standard versus hillary and as it relates to other issues? also, piers morgan absolutely destroys the london mayor as to why he is not protecting the people of london. we will get into that and play you the tape. much more, straight ahead. thanks for loading, sweetie.
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we traveled about 124 miles. the u.n. security council passed a resolution -- north korea claims the missiles are needed to combat american aggression. gunmen and suicide farmers in iran attacked the parliament. isis is claiming responsibility for that. trump is among several world leaders condemning the attacks tonight. i am jackie ibanez, now back to "hannity." for all of your headlines, log onto >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." it did james comey show blatant bias towards the trump administration? he didn't take notes on his conversations with president obama. a dimpled clinton under oath. joining us with reaction, austan
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goolsbee. and sara carter. my good friend, austan goolsbee. do you agree hillary clinton putting top secret information on a server in a mom and pop shop bathroom closet -- would you say by definition that is mishandling classified material? >> that's not a characterization of what happened that the intelligence community -- if that were what had happened, then yes, i would say that's a mishandling. >> sean: sara, is that what happened? apparently austan does not read the newspapers. >> i agree with you, austan. there was a lot of concern -- fbi personnel were investigating hillary clinton servers.
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the concern was that there was classified information on there and she knew that this information was classified. even though she didn't understand what she was sending or what she was looking at. in certain points during their interview with her. i can tell you this because i've interviewed numerous people connected to this investigation. andrew mccabe brought it up. he brought this up in his testimony and said there were people that were angry. in fact, i was told some fbi agents through sandwiches at the television when comey made that announcement. people were angry. i don't think the american public understands that. >> sean: wait a minute -- austan, you are a smart guy. even comey himself admits it was in a server and a mom and pop shop. if you can't see that's mishandling classified material, then we can't get to second bas
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second base. >> i never said -- i said from the beginning and my impression was hillary clinton herself said she made a mistake and she should not have handled her emails in that way. >> sean: mishandling is called a felony under federal law. >> the president of the united states according to comey explicitly asked jeff sessions to go out of the room so you could be alone with him and asked him to shut down investigation. >> sean, look. there's concern here. you are innocent until proven guilty. if you are running an investigation and you believe you have evidence against somebody, you don't leak it out. this appeared to be a concerted effort by people within the intelligence community and federal law enforcement who did not like trump, to leak these things out. and put him in a public sphere where the administration would then strangled by these news
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reports a day in and day out. they were trying to fight against untruth but how can you prove it? the people who have the classified information could not speak out publicly and correct the record because then everybody was talking anonymously. >> sean: comey exonerated hillary. even stepped on the role of the attorney general at the time. which is something he should not have done. but he tells trump privately, we are not investigating you. trump says, can you tell the american people? they are believing the helicopter -- black helicopter lies in the media. >> both of those count. on sara's account into your account, i agree with that. the leaking of information is illegal. >> sean: your friend obama said the dot. >> i can see why he would be upset but this comey letter, this is not a leak. this is his sworn testimony before congress.
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the president asked him -- >> sean: it's a he said, he said. go ahead, sara. >> if you read it carefully, he was talking about mike flynn. and i think there was a concern there. i can't speak for the president. i don't know what he was thinking or what comey was thinking at the time. you can see clearly in director comey's testimony that he did tell him three times that he's not under direct investigation. also, i think the president is not as aware of how things operate here in washington, d.c., and you know, he was concerned about flynn. i don't think it was a nefarious move. >> sean: we've got to go. i will say one thing. >> he broke no law.
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i don't know that that's true, sean. to shut down an investigation? >> sean: excuse me, you are dead wrong. that means comey by not reporting it committed to felonies because >> he broke no law. he had a legal obligation to immediately tell the justice department. you are wrong. >> our country is -- >> sean: all right, still to come on this busy breaking news night on "hannity"... >> donald trump being a smoke, buying people's integrity by inviting them over to the white house. >> sean: joe scarborough emotionally unhinged now calling the president of the united states a schmuck. piers morgan confronts the mayor of london right to his face over monitoring potential terrorists and how they are letting them free, even when they go fight in syria with isis. brigitte gabriel and rick
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>> sean: following the past london terror attacks, piers morgan confronted the london mayor about alleged terrorists returning to the capital city from war-torn countries and things got heated. >> what could be a bigger priority with people returning from a syrian battlefield intending to hurt british citizens?
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and in the london mayor -- no disrespect to you but where are they? >> obviously, the police are going to -- >> sean: how do not know where they are? donald trump, jr., also calling out the mayor. >> may be rather than the mayor of london attacking, maybe you should do something about it. fix the problem rather than sit there and pretend there isn't one. >> is he at fault for what happened there question marks become no, that's not what i said. they should probably act and do something a lot more proactive than what's going on. we can't pretend this is not a problem. >> sean: here now with reaction, brigitte gabriel. former spokes person to the u.n., and rick grenell. this is the mayor of london actually referring to moderate muslims as uncle tom's. really?
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>> you can't pick and choose who you speak to. you can't speak to uncle tom's, who will say what you want to hear. i can assure you, it's a hard time speaking to ordinary british citizens and nearly all of them are critical friends. >> sean: doesn't that reveal how he really thinks rather than whatever apology you gave out later? >> yes, usually they say whatever comes out of the mouth first -- that's what's really going on in the mind. his true colors are shining. this latest attack, it shined a light on his real character and his true colors and how he is doing as a mayor. in people's trust in him. this is a good wake-up call for the londoners that voted for him in the first place. >> sean: oh, this is our new way of life.
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after the attacks where people are killed and stabbed and injured, well, london is safe. just ridiculous. rick, you have this piers morgan. it just made him look so stupid. they don't know where they are. those would be the first people i would look at. along with this documentary. one of the phthisis terroristse isis flag, saying allah akbar -- why don't we go after the lowest hanging fruit, the people we know believe this? >> exactly the point. we have intelligence officers who gather information and do all the hard work. he put people in a watch list so that our public policy leaders and politicians will watch them. instead, we have the mayor of london -- he literally said it is part and parcel of living in
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a big city, to experience terrorism. it's only part and parcel of living in a big city experiencing terrorism when you have a mayor or a politician or leader who doesn't watch the watch list. that's his whole job. i think the british voter is going to absolutely wake up and say we cannot have leaders who aren't taking terrorism seriously. >> sean: theresa may has not done a great job but there's no option in the election. when you have someone who other fights in syria and comes back and you don't know where they are or you have someone who is chanting allah akbar with the isis flag, you don't get rid of them. you basically -- in my mind, if they act on the stated opinions and you know who they are, you have almost as much blood on your hands of the people responsible. don't you? >> i completely agree with you.
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these elected officials are the enablers. when you are in p.r. and you have ability to protect citizens -- you are as much to blame as anyone else. they don't have enough people to monitor all these terrorists? why are you allowing those that you know served with isis -- that came back and returned from syria? get them out of the country and take away their citizenship. they need to have a backbone. >> sean: thank you. i'm next on this busy breaking news night tonight, here on "hannity"... >> donald trump again being a schmuck, thinking he could buy people's integrity by inviting them over to the white house. >> sean: joe scarborough called the president of the united states a schmuck. we will have more of the liberal joe and me because emotionally unhinged moments.
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>> sean: the destroy trump propaganda process unrelenting in their abusively bias and sometimes apocalyptic coverage of the trump administration. one cable show with some of the
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most absurd and emotionally a little unhinged coverage has been none other than msnbc's liberal joe. the liberal joe show. low rated, by the way. we are calling them out tonight. that is our next mini monologue. earlier today, liberal joe and his cohost, mika, they continued their usual nasty coverage of president trump calling the president of the united states of america a schmuck. watch. >> donald trump again being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people's integrity by inviting them over to the white house and wowing them. i'm sorry, that's how he thinks. i know that firsthand. if he invites you to the white house and gives you food, you are going to cut him a brea break. >> sean: liberal joe also took some time to bash a certain cable network at that dared to report the devastation of the cultural leaks in washington. take a look at this.
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>> if republicans end up looking like they are reading the talking points from the white house and now the trump run rnc or from certain cable news shows on other networks and all they are talking about our leaks? they will pay a heavy, heavy price in 2018 for caring more about protecting a corrupt -- apparently corrupt -- president and administration then getting to the truth. >> sean: liberal joe can rick take this network or any other network but liberal joe, you really shouldn't be throwing stones from your incredibly fragile glass house. after all, he he routinely features some of the most vile, unfair, disgusting and even emotionally unhinged coverage of president trump but don't take my word for it, instead, here are some of the low lights. take a look yourself.
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>> you look like a thug. a goon. look at the handshake. look at this. what a thug. what an embarrassment. he is mauling him like an idiot. what an embarrassment to the united states. >> i understand why you like him but this man is lying to you. it's because this presidency is rotten all the way to the core. and right to the top. stop putting kellyanne conway on the air. it's politics. >> unfortunately not knowing what he does not know. >> unfit, mentally. sorry. like... like a kid his pants and saying i meant to do that. >> this is really bad. just for the record, we're all really nervous. >> sean: actually, it's really
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funny. joining us now, herman cain. herman, schmuck, thug, goon, mauling, unbalanced, unfit mentally. political, run to the core. just a small sampling of the emotional unhinged coverage. but there's a certain viciousness to this. i want to get your thoughts. >> she might be nervous but i am not. like you and many of your people, i am not nervous. i like the accomplishments that this president and his administration -- that they are making, despite this vitriol coming from people like joe in mika. they literally think people are believing there poisonous vitriol. they have taken trump derangement syndrome to a whole
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new level, sean. that is sad. because they are assuming the american people look stupid. >> sean: when we come back, we need your help with a very important question of the day and yes, the "hannity" hotline is back. straight ahead.
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>> sean: time for tonight question of the day. james james comey's opening sta. what did you think? angry, bitter about being fired. no obstruction of justice. we want to hear from you., @seanhannity on twitter. hit me with your best shot. the hannity hotline. >> sean: want to say something nice, mean, doesn't matter.
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call the number on your screen. 877-225-8587. that's all the time we have left this evening. we will see you back here tomorrow night. ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." fired fbi director james comey is set to testify on capitol hill tomorrow about his interactions with the president. he delivered a preview about his remarks this afternoon. he released his opening statement to news organizations. fox chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has given the statement a thorough look and she joins us now. >> thank you, tucker. the fired fbi director willve start tomorrow by reading the seven pages into the congressional record. james comey said he had nine private conversations with president trump, and he documented each one, sometimes writing in his notes in the fbi vehicle outside of trump tower. in january, james comey volunteered that the president