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Conway: Clinton camp interfering with democracy; Gingrich: Scandals make Clinton even more frightening

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," October 18, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And welcome to "Hannity." And we're coming to you live from the MGM Grand. We're in beautiful Las Vegas, where in less than 24 hours, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- they will clash in the third and final presidential debate. Now, you can see it right here on the Fox News Channel. You don't want to miss it.

Now, tonight, WikiLeaks has been temporarily shut down after releasing a new round of emails that could do major damage to the Clinton campaign.  We'll have all the details tonight. And in just a few minutes, we'll get reaction from Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Newt Gingrich.

But first, after exposing what appeared to be a Democratic plot to incite a lot violence at Donald Trump's rallies, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas is out with a brand-new undercover video tonight that is even more disturbing.  Now, this new tape seems to show Democratic operatives discussing ways that they could commit voter fraud on a massive scale. Now, Fox News Channel, as we told you last night, has not independently verified the content, but what we see is shocking.

Watch this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a very easy thing for Republicans to say, Well, they're bussing people in. Well, you know what? We've been bussing people in (EXPLETIVE DELETED) for 50 years, and we're not going to stop now.  We're just going to find a different way to do it. So I mean, I grew up with that idea. You know, they used to bus people out to Iowa. We need people...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The plan that was discussed was how to bring people from one state into another state to vote illegally.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They couldn't validate (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, OK. Let's just say, in theory, if a major investigation came up of major vote fraud that way, how would they prove it, and who would they charge? (INAUDIBLE) Are they going to charge each individual with voter fraud (INAUDIBLE) go after the facilitator for conspiracy (INAUDIBLE)

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's one thing if all of these people drive up in their personal cars. If there's a bus involved, that changes the dynamics. So it's it's legality. You can prove conspiracy if it's a bus. If they're in cars, it's much harder to prove.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And there's enough money.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If there's enough money (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Absolutely. Or...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, with Wisconsin license plates.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Absolutely.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, you can't have them with Wisconsin license plates because (INAUDIBLE) most of them don't have (INAUDIBLE) used car option.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: used car option (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean, these are multiple employers. These are not all one employer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Use shell companies, cars come from one company (INAUDIBLE) another, there's no bus involved, so you can't prove that it's en mass.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There you go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There you go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our journalists helped brainstorm with Foval on how to come up with addresses for their phony voters.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, if we just have the canvassers (INAUDIBLE) they don't even have to know why they're doing it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You just put a mark (ph) on them and say, This address -- you know, we have moved. But moved could mean someone else moved in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Take that data (INAUDIBLE) it out and you give it to people and you have people (INAUDIBLE)

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So yes, and you know, it sort of depends upon how -- you know, how much -- the canvassers don't have to know why (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In fact, you don't want them to know.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Michigan (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The least restrictive donation cap and campaign finance laws and investigation. (INAUDIBLE) like, they have weakened it so bad in these three states. You (EXPLETIVE DELETED) in front of the governor and not go to jail (ph). If you had enough money to go like this...

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: Now, we've once again -- we've reached out to the people and the groups that are featured in these videos, as well as the DNC and the Clinton campaign all for comment. Now, Scott Foval told us, quote, "I will not be making further comment. Legitimate news organizations should not be giving them air time." Why not hear them in their own words?

Now, the DNC -- they also released a statement earlier today responding to the first video on violence being incited by these groups at Trump rallies by attacking James O'Keefe's credibility and denying that what's shown on the tape actually occurred.

And Robert Creamer from Democracy Partners -- in a statement, he said he would be, quote, "stepping back" from his campaign commitments, saying he did not want his presence to be a distraction.

He also added, quote, "We regret the unprofessionalism and careless hypothetical conversations that were captured on hidden cameras of a temporary regional contractor from our firm. And he's no longer working with us. Now, while none of the schemes described in the conversations ever took place, these conversations do not at all reflect the values of Democracy Partners."

And Cesar Vargas (ph) in a Facebook post, he called it a conspiracy video.

Here now with reaction, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.  You know, I think the thing that we've got to focus on -- and this was on the tape yesterday -- is that -- the money. Follow the money. Always important because the campaign -- Hillary's campaign pays the DNC. The DNC pays Democracy Partners. Democracy Partners pays the Foval group. And they go out, incite violence, lie to the American public on a grand scale, creating a false narrative that Donald Trump supporters and Donald Trump are violent.

They got away with it with three weeks to go in the campaign, and on top of it, today, we learned what? There is widespread planning and scheming for voter fraud.

What's your reaction to all this?

KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Well, once again, Donald Trump was ahead of his time, Sean.

HANNITY: True.

CONWAY: He's been talking about this for the last couple days. People have been criticizing him. He has no evidence. And here we see it goes right to the top.

And I know Hillary Clinton is in hiding for five days or so with 22 days to go, but it would be nice if she put out a very strong statement condemning these acts, condemning this type of behavior.

Talk about a different kind of pay-to-play (INAUDIBLE) tells us one thing.  Whether you look at Wikileaks, the FOIA requests, whether you look at what's happening in Project Veritas, it's that they just can't win fairly and squarely. Can't you just go out there and tell America, This is my vision on health care, ISIS, the economy, growth, immigration, corruption?

She can't do that. Her entire campaign is about Donald Trump. And then they run into problems like this because they're actually paying people to incite violence. Do you remember that Donald Trump had to cancel a rally in March?

HANNITY: And they're bragging that they did it!

CONWAY: In Chicago. They were bragging about it and now...

HANNITY: But that was -- people's lives were in danger that night! I was on the air.

CONWAY: It interfered with democracy. And we know there are dead people registered to vote. We know there are dead people still voting. When Donald Trump says it's (INAUDIBLE) what's happened in the past, and he also means that we just saw from these journalists' contributions this week, 96 percent of the donations from working journalists went to Hillary Clinton, 4 percent went to him.

HANNITY: What a shock!

CONWAY: Numbers don't like, 27 to one. We know that when his accusers came forward -- and he's completely denied it, he said they're all fabrications and lies, his wife Melania last night on a different network said she believed her husband, they're all fabrications and lies, what happened?  Fifty-six seconds out of the major network broadcasts, ABC, NBC and CBS, less than one minute was committed to that. Twenty-three minutes was committed to -- 23 minutes was committed to his accusers, 56 seconds (INAUDIBLE)

HANNITY: To Wikileaks.

CONWAY: (INAUDIBLE) Wikileaks.

HANNITY: And this.

CONWAY: And then 23 million people heard 23 minutes worth of that!

HANNITY: But this is deeper, though, because if you -- they are actually implicating the Hillary Clinton campaign...

CONWAY: That's right, and the DNC!

HANNITY: ... the DNC, and they are saying that they've created for them, quote, "plausible deniability," a, quote, "double bind" between the actual campaign and the actual DNC. So they have implicated Hillary's campaign and the DNC, and we've got a flow of money and now we have a check that actually went to one of the...

CONWAY: That's right, and I want to remind...

HANNITY: ... the (INAUDIBLE) operatives.

CONWAY: ... all the viewers, Sean -- I'm sure they know this, but -- because I work very closely with Chairman Reince Priebus and the RNC and his team on our campaign. The coordination (INAUDIBLE) which you're able to so is pretty significant. It's helped us a great deal. So the idea that the DNC is working apart from the Clinton campaign is just a fiction.  That's not true. Everybody's working together.

We also know from WikiLeaks that the DNC -- the chair of the DNC was giving the question and answer to Hillary Clinton before one of her town halls.  So there's a great deal of collusion...

HANNITY: Oh, and by the way, and they fed questions to MSNBC hosts that they would read verbatim.

CONWAY: And these working journalists said, Hey, if you went to edit anything out of here, you know, some over the line...

HANNITY: Oh, that's political. That's The New York Times...

CONWAY: And so -- you know, so excuse Donald Trump if he says, Wow, I think there's some collusion going on here. Not everybody and not most people, perhaps, but this is exactly -- what does all this mean? All this means is three weeks to go, we have the freshest and I would say greatest body of evidence to date of Donald Trump's entire point about the very corrupt system, about a Washington that doesn't work for anybody except...

HANNITY: Do you feel...

CONWAY: ... (INAUDIBLE) insiders.

HANNITY: ... especially -- because there is collusion on another side, too, with the emails. We have now discovered that the State Department and the Justice Department and the Obama White House...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: Wait a minute. They were colluding with the Clinton campaign in terms of giving them information early. Obama told the American people -- he said to them straight up, I didn't know about this until I read it in the press. Meanwhile, he was emailing Hillary. And then John Podesta suggesting, Well, maybe we shouldn't turn over those emails, which are under subpoena! That's called obstruction of justice.

CONWAY: It is.

HANNITY: And so you've got collusion on a very high level on all of these issues!

CONWAY: and for what purpose? All for political gain and putting your -- everybody's security at risk, national security at risk.

The other thing that's very disappointing in these emails is you just -- you find out more of what Hillary Clinton and her senior team thinks of all of us...

HANNITY: Yes.

CONWAY: ... thinks of the American people. If they're not irredeemable and deplorable, they -- John Podesta said he wished the San Bernardino shooter's name was...

HANNITY: Chris Hayes. Chris Hayes.

CONWAY: It's unbelievable!

HANNITY: Yes. And then the other thing she said, he didn't like to use the term, what, average Americans.

CONWAY: Average Americans. She wasn't comfortable...

HANNITY: Wasn't comfortable with that.

CONWAY: ... with it. By the way, she's not comfortable with a lot of things because, apparently, after 30 years, she's still trying to find her voice. (INAUDIBLE) they said, What's her core? What issues will she run on?

HANNITY: I'm going to put up on the screen real quick -- and I got to -- I know you got to go. And just -- we'll roll the Wikileaks, and I'll get into this with Newt Gingrich in the next segment. But these are all the things...

CONWAY: Unbelievable.

HANNITY: ... that have been exposed. John Kerry apparently shut down Julian Assange and they now cut off his internet access. I say, Free Julian, in the three weeks we have.

Here's my question, as we roll this. Do you think the public can absorb everything with Project Veritas, with Wikileaks and fully process it to the point where they understand the deep level of corruption, collusion and contempt that the Democrats are showing to the American people?

CONWAY: Yes, Sean. I have great -- I have great faith in the wisdom of the people.

HANNITY: You do?

CONWAY: Yes. They can distill it (INAUDIBLE) No, I mean...

HANNITY: I didn't mean it that way. I mean, do you think they can absorb it in three weeks?

CONWAY: Yes, I do think so, especially if Donald Trump mentions it tomorrow night in a very cogent fashion. The two I would pick out from your list there that really caught my eye today is...

HANNITY: The list is a lot longer.

CONWAY: ... the Clinton Foundation...

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY: ... more on the Web site. The Clinton Foundation was paying the men double the amount...

HANNITY: I know.

CONWAY: And somebody got $346,000 to run a foundation. Wow! That's a lot of money. But double the women, the gender gap, the pay gap by gender at the Clinton Foundation approximated, frankly, the gender gap in pay at the State Department.

The other one I wanted to point out to them is they put these VP nominee prospects in food groups. And if you look at the list, it's, like, the women, the non-politicians, the, quote, "white men."

HANNITY: The needy Latinos is another part of that, yes.

CONWAY: The needy Latinos. It's really a disgrace. I was involved...

HANNITY: It's disgraceful.

CONWAY: I was involved when Donald Trump was selecting his vice presidential running mate, an I assure you that we mentioned -- that names were mentioned, human beings, the actual people were mentioned, not food groups...

HANNITY: Not identity...

CONWAY: ... based on their gender and their ethnicity.

HANNITY: Food groups. I wonder what -- I'm probably in, I don't know -- probably they put Hannity in the dog food category over at the Clinton headquarters!

CONWAY: You're on Hillary's list. You're on a different list for Hillary.

HANNITY: All right, good to see you.

CONWAY: Thank you.

HANNITY: All right, thank you, Kellyanne.

All right, when we come back, more reaction to the undercover Project Veritas video. Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich -- he'll be here next with reaction to that.

And that and much more as we continue live. We're on the Vegas strip on the eve of this final presidential debate at the MGM Grand, straight ahead.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." We're live. We're on the Vegas strip at the MGM Grand.

A very disturbing new video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas is raising serious questions about the political tactics that are now used by the DNC, the Clinton campaign and Democrats in general. As we said earlier, Fox News Channel has not independently verified what is shown in the tape, but it is very clear to appear (ph) the Democratic operatives were plotting ways that they could commit widespread voter fraud.

Watch this video.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Steve was talking to Scott about, passed on to me, and I think it's one of the reasons why I got in touch with you. He envisioned, you know, what do you need to be able to vote in some of this (INAUDIBLE) What do you really need.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What makes you a citizen.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And if you look at that checklist, it's an ID card of any kind that shows you who you are...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... and a pay stub that shows you're getting paid at a local address someplace.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) to get registered.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, to get registered. So you go in to register. If you have those two things, you're registered to vote.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So if -- let's say I had a business inside of say Illinois or Michigan, and I hired people and I had addresses for them. I could write them checks for those -- I could use them as day laborers or whatever and use them and find my way around the voter -- the voter registration laws for Hispanics.

That's one thing -- actually, that idea, when he gave it to me, I was, like, That sounds like something -- we could register huge numbers of people that way. Well, that kind of thing stuck in my craw when he mentioned it to me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right, let me -- on that front (INAUDIBLE) let me see if I can check with the people who are most involved in Hispanic voter registration.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: And about an hour-and-a-half ago, I spoke with the author of the brand-new book destined to be a New York Times best-seller, "Treason," former speaker of the House, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich. Take a look.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: And joining us now -- former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is with us. So yesterday, we got the video and we got the connections where the money comes from the campaign, it goes to the DNC, it goes to the Democracy Project, then it goes right to these dark arts political operatives that are fomenting, you know, basically, violence at Trump events and a false narrative.

Now, you watched the his tape today, and here they are plainly saying and orchestrating voter fraud on a massive level. What's your reaction to it?

NEWT GINGRICH, R-FMR. HOUSE SPEAKER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, first of all, we also now have actual checks cut by the campaign to one of the operatives.

So I have a very simple first question. Where is the FBI? Why is the FBI not investigating this? You have a deliberate, willful effort to foment violence to break up a presidential campaign, to intimidate voters, there's the Federal Bureau of Investigation?

I know Comey's in the tank for Hillary, but he has some obligation to enforce the law. And the FBI should be opening up an investigation of these people right now, including an investigation of the people at the Clinton campaign who were paying these people.

HANNITY: Well, let's go through the money where they actually explain it in their own words. It says the campaign pays the DNC, the DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval group. And they go out and execute either the -- the intimidation, the violence, or the voter fraud.

So I don't even know where to begin here. Comey hasn't done anything.  They're talking about Congress investigating before the election, but you and I both know that Congress is not going to get that job done.

GINGRICH: Look, I think -- I think that Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell should both, in a direct letter to Comey and to the attorney general, insist that the FBI now immediately, before the election, investigate this. This is intimidation, which is against federal law. It is a violation of federal election law.

It is a level of collusion between the campaign, the Democratic National Committee, these outside groups. And some of it is clearly for the purpose of engaging in intimidation against rallies and against political activities.

Now, it's amazing how fast the Obama administration could get FBI agents to a variety of places that fit their agenda and how impossible it is to get them to simply enforce the law.

But the first demand here should be -- this is not about politics. This is not about you and me talking. This is about a fundamental threat to our democracy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has an absolute obligation to open up...

HANNITY: Yes.

GINGRICH: ... by tomorrow. They should be doing it tomorrow. People should be nagging them tomorrow morning. When are you -- where are agents?  When are they going in the field? Who are they going to investigate?

HANNITY: I'd like to know what did Hillary know and when did she knew it.  What did the DNC know and when did they know it? And what did they know about the payments and what was being done?

You know, we've got collusion on a lot of levels here. I mean, you have Hillary Clinton on the email server scandal. There was -- she was tipped off by the State Department, tipped off by the Justice Department. We now know that emails were sent back and forth between Hillary and Obama, and we now know Obama lied when he said, Oh, I learned about it just like you, I learned about it from the press. Well, he didn't learn about it from the press because he was sending emails himself!

And then you've got Podesta and other Clinton operatives talking about not sending what was a subpoenaed email between the POTUS -- the president, and Secretary Clinton. And I'm thinking, so you got collusion not only in e- mail scandal, now you're talking about collusion here!

GINGRICH: Look, this is like a bad update of "The Godfather," in which Hillary Clinton is playing the Marlon Brando role. I mean, every time you turn around, this is a conspiracy of crime carried out by a wide range of people who seem to be absolutely oblivious to the law. I mean, they didn't even think about the fact they're breaking the law because it doesn't matter to them!

And I suspect, in the back of their heads, they all assume in the end that Barack Obama will pardon them if anything actually comes down.

HANNITY: On the tape yesterday, Foval actually goes into how the operation is set up. Now, this is beyond the money that I just described as is passed back and forth, but they set it up to allow the DNC and the Clinton campaign, in his words, not mine, "plausible deniability" in the event that the true nature of the deliberate violence is discovered.

The thing that we have to watch is to make sure there's a double behind between the actual campaign, the actual DNC, and what we're doing. The double blind is there so they can have plausible deniability that they heard anything about it.

Isn't that an admission that they know about it and they're just protecting them in case they get caught?

GINGRICH: Look, of course. Look, a conspiracy to avoid people knowing that there's a conspiracy is still a conspiracy. What this guy is describing to you and what the flow of money seems to be describing is that they had a willful and deliberate effort to set out to violate the law, to intimidate American voters, and to do so on behalf of a campaign which was funneling money to them.

Now, I don't care how many linkage points there are. If it turns out the campaign was funneling the money -- and people clearly understood what they were doing. I mean, you know, you know, the campaign was happy the day that there was so much threat of violence that Trump had to abandon his rally in the south side of Chicago.

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: ... Hillary actually made a statement about it.

GINGRICH: ... that they didn't know that.

HANNITY: Yes, and then Hillary makes a statement...

GINGRICH: So clear, yes.

HANNITY: ... condemning the violence that her operatives organized, orchestrated and made happen! And basically, everything she was saying about Trump, she was the one that was guilty of.

All right, we got to take a break. We'll come back. We'll continue -- go ahead. Yes, go ahead.

GINGRICH: No, I was going to say, remember she is the person who said you have to have a public face and a private face, and the public face felt sad while the private face did it.

(LAUGHTER)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: All right, coming up, part two of my interview with Newt Gingrich. And up next, we'll ask him about the new WikiLeaks revelations.  We'll also put them on the screen for you so you can stay up to speed.

And then also later tonight, Donald Trump's campaign putting out a video explaining Hillary Clinton's pay-to-play scheme. Monica Crowley, Doug Schoen, will weigh in later tonight, and much more as we continue from the MGM Grand. We're in beautiful Vegas. We're on the strip one night before the final face off between Clinton and Donald Trump.

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HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity," live from Vegas on the strip, the MGM Grand. And we are here ahead of tomorrow's third and final presidential debate. Now, It's all happening in less than 24 hours, and of course, you can watch it right here on the Fox News Channel.

But first, here's part two of my interview with former speaker of the House, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: So do you think the Project Veritas tapes, where we've got people literally inciting violence connected to the DNC, connected to Hillary's campaign, and institutionalizing voter fraud at a level we never hear anybody admit in the past, and do you think that coupled with the Wikileaks revelations -- what impact is this going to have on the race, which is three weeks from today...

GINGRICH: Well, I think all...

HANNITY: ... voters go to the polls?

GINGRICH: I think all of it wears down on Clinton. I think all of it makes her even less desirable, even more frightening. I mean, if you have people doing this now, can you imagine if she has the power of the presidency, the kind of things she will do, how dangerous she will be to our civil liberties and how willing she will be to go after people in ways that are very, very, I think, dangerous to the whole survival of the rule of law in this country?

So in that sense, I think all of these pieces come together in a way that is just a further reminder of how bad she is, how bad her immediate staff is. I mean, the whole thing that came out this morning, where they're saying, Well, we really can't support Israel too much because that'll make our left-wing allies really unhappy.

These kind of things come up over and over again. And the more you pull back the mask, the more you realize that the secret Clinton and the secret Clinton team is a really pretty -- I think -- I think very frightening system...

HANNITY: You know...

GINGRICH: ... of very radical thoughts very willing to break the law.

HANNITY: When you think of all of the time that the media spent on allegations against Donald Trump, most of which have now been fully debunked, although it took a week, and all the time while that was happening, simultaneously, all these Wikileaks was being dropped, the media paid zero attention to it.

Now, we do have the latest revelations today, and I'll put that up on the screen with a long list of other things that I think would probably prevent any other person in the country from ever becoming president. The new revelations are simple. Clinton wanted "Obama care" to unravel, I assume because she wants a single payer. Podesta called Senator Bernie Sanders a doofus. The campaign found a gender pay gap at the Clinton Foundation.  Podesta listed potential VP candidates by racial and gender food groups.  And aides thought Obama's remarks about the private server didn't make sense.

Now, I'm going to continue to roll all of the earlier revelations that most people don't seem to know, but you can even take it back further, when Debbie Wasserman Schultz was fired. It was racism and sexism and misogyny and anti-Semitism on full display by the Democrats -- in other words, the very things they always accuse Republicans of.

GINGRICH: (INAUDIBLE) when you just learn the one thing that you mentioned in passing -- the highest paid people in the Clinton Foundation were three times as likely to be men rather than women.

Just start with that single fact. And yet where is the elite media? Where is the anger? Where is the outrage that the organization she and her husband controlled paid men dramatically more than it paid women?

And this goes back to 96 percent of the money given by reporters to campaigns this year, 96 percent went to Hillary Clinton. That is a 24 to one ratio, and it tells you why you're dealing with this constant barrage of propaganda masquerading as news, but it's not news. It is propaganda designed to undermine Donald Trump. And, frankly, his job tomorrow night is to overcome that.

HANNITY: Think about it. It's NBC, literally they're fed questions when Hillary is going to be interviewed. It's CNN operatives feeding questions to Clinton campaign in advance of a town hall. It's the AP that have friendlies that they go to. It's The Atlantic, it's John Harwood at CNBC. It's The L.A. Times, The New York Times, it's Salon, it's The San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe.

Sharyl Attkisson who used to work at CBS had an interesting piece that she put out. She called it "News-gate 2016." I'll read you a small piece of it. She says "Independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media's unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far reaching scandal our industry has known. It's our very own News-gate." I think that captures pretty how deep this runs here.

GINGRICH: The point Sharyl is making is this is the largest example of total one-sided bias in the history of the American media. And that's why I said earlier today on your radio show, they should seriously consider dropping the term Columbia School of Journalism and replacing it with Columbia School of Propaganda. Just to be honest we're not talking about news media. We're talking about propaganda. CNN is a propaganda machine.  MSNBC is a propaganda machine. What the networks did the night that the Trump tape came out when they put in 23 minutes on an 11-year-old tape and the three of them combined put in 57 seconds covering WikiLeaks, that's pure propaganda. It's worthy of Pravda or Izvestia.

HANNITY: What do you think of the silencing -- what do you think about John Kerry perhaps influencing, you know, the silencing of Julian Assange?

GINGRICH: Well, I think first of all it's going to make a really interesting question because everybody has assumed that this was the Russians and it's Putin. If Assange matters that much to the Ecuadorian embassy, then that's because it's Assange.

But what you have -- and you see this in all of the WikiLeaks. You have the Obama administration, including Kerry, including the State Department of bureaucrats, including in particular Patrick Kennedy, who ought to be fired today, you have an entire conspiracy to prop up and protect Hillary Clinton to try to get her to the finish line no matter how many allegations there are. And you also have of course the vice president suggesting we might launch a cyber-attack on Russia in response to a political event. I mean, this stuff is dangerous talk and can get us into a really big problem. But these people in the White House -- Obama and Kerry and Biden are so utterly incompetent about this stuff that they could stumble into a real war if they are not careful because they don't realize how dangerous this is.

HANNITY: Last question. In three weeks from today the people in this country are going to go to the polls. You had to give you best guess who is going to win this election, do you trust the polls out there now?

GINGRICH: I think the polls are as exact here as they were in Great Britain, and I think that the conservative populist movement has been winning in Austria, in Italy, in Iceland. I think it won decisively in Britain despite every poll, and I have a hunch that Donald Trump is going to end up as the next president, which will come as an enormous heart attack giving shock to the left.

(LAUGHTER)

HANNITY: Fox News projects Donald Trump the 45th president.

GINGRICH: Have to tell your audience, I'm at the Reagan library 45 minutes from where your radio career began in Santa Barbara.

HANNITY: That's correct.

GINGRICH: The story none of your audience knows.

HANNITY: Yes, 30 years ago, 30 years ago -- and you're going to be at the Nixon library tomorrow night if people want to go out and see you. Mr. Speaker, thanks for being with us. Congrats on the new book.

GINGRICH: Thank you.

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HANNITY: And coming up next tonight, right here on "Hannity" --

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HANNITY: Donald Trump breaks down Hillary Clinton's pay to play scream.  Monica Crowley, Doug Schoen will weigh in next. That and more as we continue live from the MGM Grand on the strip. We're in Vegas and we're not gambling.  

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HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." We're live on the strip, the MGM Grand. We're in Las Vegas, Nevada. And earlier today the Trump campaign released a new ad cartoon. It's an ad hitting Hillary Clinton over her multiple pay to play schemes. Take a look at this.

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HANNITY: All right, joining us now with reaction, former Clinton pollster, Fox News contributor Doug Schoen, and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley who is here with us in Vegas. I always think that humor works in political ads.

MONICA CROWLEY, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Absolutely. And that was a very effective ad because part of Mr. Trump's job going into this is educating the American people of the depths of sordidness, cynicism, and profound corruption of Mrs. Clinton and her foundation.

HANNITY: But they talk about the emails. Now you got Project Veritas.  Then you've got the potential, remember "The National Enquirer" got a lot of other things right in the past. I'm not going to go there, but it's hanging out there. You've got a lot of balls up in the air here now that in three weeks could have a major impact on this campaign

CROWLEY: I want to make a really important point about the depths of her corruption, because I think everybody sort of knows Mrs. Clinton is deeply corrupt. I think what Donald Trump should do tomorrow night is make a bigger point which is this -- we sort of take for granted in this country fundamentals of our system that now after eight years of Obama and Mrs. Clinton no longer exist. And those fundamentals are a fair and independent Department of Justice and FBI, a free and independent press that's really interested in the truth, and a shared belief in decency. I hate to tell you this, America, but those things no longer exist, and unless we address them now in this election, this country is over.

HANNITY: If she's elected it's over.

CROWLEY: If he makes a bigger point about the corrupt rigged some rather than staying on the particulars, I think that would punch through and grab a lot of voters.

HANNITY: Doug, there are a lot of balls as a pollster.

DOUG SCHOEN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Sure.

HANNITY: Now, when you've got Project Veritas videos that show the Democrats are paying people to incite violence and create a lie and a false narrative to the American people and scheming about voter fraud, and then you've got WikiLeaks and all of those revelations about what a lying phony Hillary Clinton is, I don't think we're going to get a feel for where the polls really are probably until the week before the election, because I think it's going to take time for the American people to sort through this -- the voluminous information we're talking about here.

SCHOEN: And that is the challenge facing the Trump campaign, Sean, because when there's so much stuff out there that they could theoretically use, unless they're focused, and in my mind they do best talking about immigration and free trade, her flip-flops, her private and public position, I think she's going to do less well if he emphasizes issues and corruption generally, as you suggested, rather than throwing the kitchen sink at her.

HANNITY: What do you think, Monica?

CROWLEY: I think he's going to do a couple of things tomorrow night because this is really his last shot in front of most of the American people. He's got to keep the focus on the country and the future of the country and the American people, which is why he got into the race to begin with. He has to put her on the defensive with all of these new WikiLeaks disclosures that show the depths of the corruption.

HANNITY: It's going to take him a month to memorize it all.

CROWLEY: All he needs is a couple of real bullets points about the collusion with the media to affect her candidacy, and the collusion to obstruct justice on the Benghazi emails, and the fact that she took tens of millions of dollars as did her foundation, knowing that Saudi Arabia and Qatar was funding ISIS.

HANNITY: Abusing women, gays, lesbians, Christians, and Jews.

CROWLEY: Absolutely. But while he prosecutes the case against police Mrs. Clinton he also has to find a way to lay out his positive --

HANNITY: Agree. It's a balance. I agree with that.

Doug, last question. You would not want to be managing Clinton's campaign having all of this coming out now, would you?

SCHOEN: Well it's a challenge. But Sean, unless Donald Trump can discipline his message in the way that you and Monica have suggested -- if he tries to throw everything at Hillary, the only person that will win is Hillary. So the bottom line, as I see it, for tomorrow is Hillary is going to want to encourage Donald to be all over the lot. If she does that, even if it smells bad and looks bad, she'll come out OK.

HANNITY: All right, we'll see. Three weeks. Thank you. I love you too.  Three weeks from today you the American people get to decide an important election. Monica, thank you.

Coming up, Larry Elder, Geraldo Rivera, they are here with more with the debate preview as we continue live from the MGM Grand. We're on the strip, we're in Vegas, and we'll continue.  

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HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity" broadcasting live from the Vegas Strip, the beautiful MGM Grand in Las Vegas, of course previewing tomorrow night's big debate. Joining us now, Salem national syndicated radio talk show host Larry Elder, and you see this guy here? Fox News senior correspondent, Geraldo Riviera.

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LARRY ELDER, SALEM RADIO NATIONAL SYNDICATED HOST: The last undecided man in America.

GERALDO RIVERA, FOX NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: That's right, last undecided man.

HANNITY: What is up with you?

RIVERA: I'll get around to it. I'll get around to it.

HANNITY: You really are totally undecided?

RIVERA: Well, you know, I always held out hope on immigration issue that he would lighten up.

HANNITY: He did. He did.

RIVERA: He did. He did. Then, he doesn't. And then, I'm not sure.

HANNITY: OK, he's going to get rid of criminal aliens. He's going to build a wall. What is wrong with that?

RIVERA: Get rid of MS-13. Leave Juan and Maria, the apricot pickers.

ELDER: Secure the borders, stop catch and release, stop sanctuary cities.  He stopped the talk about the deportation police a long time ago, which I would imagine would have been the real thing that you wanted.

RIVERA: Do you want to go down the road of immigration? Or do you want to talk about --

HANNITY: Do you want Hillary's open, hemispheric, 600 million people potentially coming here and taking your job?

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RIVERA: My job is hanging in the Baghdad anyway.

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RIVERA: Right, exactly.

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ELDER: Hillary wants to be the third term for Obama. She doesn't have criticism whatsoever of anything Obama has done economically, nothing about taxes.

RIVERA: Do you agree, Larry?

ELDER: -- towards single payer. She wants everything he wants to do. But two-thirds of the American people say we're on the wrong track.

RIVERA: Frist the first time I come here and have something I can agree with you about, and it is the fact that there was State Department official Patrick Kennedy who did request of the FBI agents that the classification be changed from secret to --  

HANNITY: What about the violence?

RIVERA: And if you do that, allegation is then, I will allow a bigger presence in Baghdad.

HANNITY: What about the violence?

RIVERA: Oh, oh, I am so glad you brought that up. I was right here, sitting -- not here in Vegas, but we're in New York. And I said to you when we watched that rally and the interruption of the rally by the violence.

HANNITY: In Chicago.

RIVERA: I said those are professional agitators. I said it on the air.  Look it up.

HANNITY: Do you know who paid them? Hillary Clinton's campaign.

RIVERA: I don't know who paid them.

HANNITY: On tape, they say the DNC, the campaign paid the DNC to pay the democracy group that paid the agitators.

RIVERA: You will trace if people probe who actually knew about --

HANNITY: They talked about plausible deniability for Hillary Clinton.

RIVERA: But there was no doubt that they were professional agitators.

HANNITY: And what about the voter fraud? Does that bother you? Larry?  

RIVERA: Oh, come on that voter fraud.

ELDER: You know who believes that the --  

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ELDER: Hold on, Geraldo. Do you know who believes the 2004 was stolen?  John Kerry. John Kerry still bitches about the election --

HANNITY: By the way, Hillary --

RIVERA: Are you talking about 2000? What about 2000 in Florida and the hanging chads.

HANNITY: Hillary Clinton in the WikiLeaks, the thought stole, he had election fraud in Iowa and the caucus states.

RIVERA: I think WikiLeaks has been a big bust.

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ELDER: -- in private, another in public.

RIVERA: Was there a quid or was there not a quid.

ELDER: They complain --

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HANNITY: When we come back, they're going to go three rounds straight ahead live at the MGM in Vegas. It's fight night on "Hannity" straight ahead.

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HANNITY: Geraldo Rivera. Anyway, welcome back. Tomorrow night Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the third, the final presidential debate. Fox's own Chris Wallace will be the moderator, in case you haven't seen this picture in the corner for the last week. But you don't want to miss it. He's going to do a great job. That is tomorrow night, 9:00 right here, eastern for complete coverage. And then right after we'll be starting midnight eastern and of course, 9:00 here on the west coast for the post-debate reaction.

Thank you for being with us from the MGM Grand in Vegas. We'll see you tomorrow night.
  
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