Hannity: Timing of indictment announcement is suspect

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 13, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome to "Hannity." And this is a Fox News alert. It is our last night broadcasting here in London, England. And tomorrow we will travel to Helsinki, Finland, where President Trump will soon meet one-on-one with the man, Vladimir Putin.

Now, this comes on the heels of the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein so-called big announcement today. Twelve Russian intelligence agents have been indicted on hacking charges. We'll weigh in a way it on a couple of things, the odd timing of these charges.

We will discuss the extreme measures that Robert Mueller's witch hunt will take in order to keep the spotlight on Russia, Russia, Russia. Who hacked Hillary's e-mails?

Now also tonight we'll have more on President Trump's trip to the United Kingdom. And today he traveled from England to Scotland, and not before hordes of angry freeloading Londoners actually took to the street to protest his visit.

By the way, against the advice of everyone that's with me and all my producers, I went down to the demonstrations right in the middle of it to see what they were all about. We will going to show you what I experienced. That's coming up.

One little spoiler alert, they all knew me and they didn't seem to like me very much. Also we had fallout from Peter Strozk's explosive hearing from yesterday. New information surrounding today's closed door hearings with Lisa Page, Catherine Herridge and Sara Carter will join us with full reports.

And let's put it this way, Rod Rosenstein seems like he has some explaining to do. Plus, we're getting reports tonight. The Democrats are trying to withhold very key information, again, from the House Intelligence Committee.

So, stay tuned. It's time for tonight's very important breaking news from London opening monologue.

I took today the President wrapped up his trip to England. He held a joint press conference with the British Prime Minister Theresa May. Now the president discussed America's special relationship with the United Kingdom and so much more. Let's take a look.

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The relationship between our two nations is indispensable to the cause of liberty, justice and peace. The United Kingdom and the United States are bound together by a common historic heritage, language and heroes.

The traditions of freedom, sovereignty and the true rule of law were our shared gift to the world. They are now the priceless inheritance to a civilization. We must never cease to be united in the defense and in their renewal.

I would say I give our relationship in terms of a grade, the highest level of special. So we start off with special. I would give our relationship with the U.K. and now especially after these two days with your Prime Minister, I would say the highest level of special.

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HANNITY: The President is now in Scotland where he is scheduled to spend the weekend. And meanwhile, if you thought that the blind hatred for President Trump was kind of unique to the far left, coastal elite in the U.S., well think again.

Today, President Trump's visit right here to the U.K. was accompanied by waves and waves of angry protesters. By the way, as I predicted, wherever America shows strength, we see this like with Ronald Reagan.

And while President Trump was holding important meetings with the Prime Minister, thousands took to the streets yelling and chanting and holding up signs and marching around and complaining about pretty much everything from capitalism to everything Trump.

But in order to get a more accurate picture of this protest, I actually went down to the protests right in the middle of it interviewed, well, some of these Trump-hating Europeans face to face. Take a look.

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HANNITY: Why are you here today?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To protest like everybody else.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To protest Trump, I think he is a horrible person and doesn't deserve to come to our country at all. Racist, sexist, misogynistic pig.

HANNITY: What is that? Why don't you like the President of United States?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well I think he's racist, sexist pig.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Trump Administration is quite scary. It's very, very scary.

HANNITY: It says, "resist." What are you resisting?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fascism.

HANNITY: And who's the fascist?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You actually.

HANNITY: I'm fascist.

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HANNITY: By the way, I was shocked that how many people knew me and predictably as you see there was a lot of anger, not a lot of serious answers from London's liberal, socialist freeloaders that are living in a fantasy land. Now stay tuned. We have the full highlights of my time in the middle of anti-Trump protest, that's coming up later in the show.

But first, we have new developments from Robert Mueller's witch hunt, earlier today the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He announced the indictments of 12 Russians who are accused of hacking in to former Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta's e-mails and then leaking them on the internet.

By the way, the 12 Russians charged. They are all GRU agents. That's the Russian version of the CIA. By the way, they'll never come here for trial, so it's interesting and we have to ask questions about that.

And no Americans, Rod Rosenstein, said are suspected now of playing any role in his election crimes, let me repeat, he said, "No American's were involved." None.

Now despite this, there you go where the fake news conspiracy TV, MSNBC and there is Andrea Mitchell thinking this actually proves a nexus between Trump and Russia. Two years in and they're still believing in their own lies. Watch this example of fake news.

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ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: I just want to clarify it was exactly a month later July 27th, when the president said what he said about Russia if you are listening and they already were doing the fishing operations, but clearly there was an nexus between what was happening that summer and the comments of the president.

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HANNITY: Meanwhile her colleague, Tim Russert, Chucky Todd, he is urging President Trump to cancel all talks with Vladimir Putin. Take a look.

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CHUCKY TODD, MSNBC "MEET THE PRESS DAILY" HOST: It's stunning to me that there isn't a larger course here to at least postpone it, right. Why would you -- if you recall President Trump canceled the North Korean summit for a day technically based on what he thought was, you know, nasty words that were said about Vice President Pence.

So, he threatened to cancel a summit essentially for much less. Then obviously, Vladimir Putin would clear now, at least if you believe the United States Justice Department, they have confirmed that Vladimir Putin has lied to the president, into his face.

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HANNITY: Now, what was left predictably is freaking out and hyping up this indictments, they have seem to be conveying forgetting about the time not so long ago, they couldn't care less about election hacking. Now, remember when Trump raised concerns about rigging the election in 2016, remember then-President Obama, October 2016, he just laughed it off, told Trump stop whining.

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BARACK OBAMA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES: There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America's elections in part because they are so decentralized and the numbers of votes involved. There is no evidence that that is happened in the past or that there are instances in which that will happen this time. And so, I advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make a case to get votes.

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HANNITY: No serious person -- stop whining. By the way credit to Jake Tapper, because he called that Obama because this all happened on his watch. He was the one asleep at the wheel. Take a look.

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JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: You read the indictment and you think, the Obama Administration, they really kind of missed the ball on this. I mean yes, they issued that report but President Obama said -- what to could he say, he told Putin to cut it out or knock it off, it wasn't particularly strong.

And then there this all this hesitation about warning the American people for fear of looking partisan. In retrospect, doesn't it seem to you that perhaps the Obama Administration was at least two a degree asleep at the switch?

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HANNITY: Now, of course, that is right, and we have said over and over again on this show, we have all known about Russian efforts taking the elections sabotage in chaos for years. Let's go back to 2014. The House Intel Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes.

He warned us about all of these in the lead up to the 2016 election. Again, years before it happened Obama was President. There were countless more warnings about this from intel officials and many others. And excuse me, how many countries hacked Hillary Clinton's e-mail server? Was is it China, Russia, was it the Iranians, the North Koreans? And despite the known risk, Hillary Clinton, well, she decided to conduct official top secret government business on that private server to the illegal, which we know was hacked by at least five foreign powers.

And then we also know the former Clinton campaign chairman and the DNC, they were easily hacked. Today, Podesta called in to CNN to celebrate Mueller indictments. We will tell you how stupid he is, after you watch this.

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JOHN PODESTA, FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: I think from the beginning at the heart on this matter were crimes that were committed against the individual citizens including myself, but what's more important, crimes are committed against the American democracy.

The president likes to describe Mueller's operation as a witch hunt while they have caught the witches here and I hope that at some point that they will actually be brought to justice.

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HANNITY: We all know Podesta is nothing but a political hack, and we have known about Russia interference that attempts to create chaos and discarded (ph) America at least since Devin Nunes says 2014 warning when Obama was the president. And by the way, Mr. Podesta, the witch one is not whether or not foreign powers find that influence and hack into our elections. Everyone knows that has been taking place for years, election after election.

We know Obama tried to influence the Israeli election to prevent the prime minister, our closest ally in the Middle East, Netanyahu -- Prime Minister Netanyahu from being re-elected. So, the witch hunt is about the phony bias political investigation into whether or not Trump and the Trump campaign concocted some grand conspiracy with Vladimir Putin to defeat your precious Hillary Clinton, nice diversion.

We know in reality, we all know Trump went to Wisconsin, Hillary did not. We all know Americans were connecting with the Donald Trump just look at the crowd size. And by the way, not with the very unlikable Hillary Clinton with no vision and how many reports do we need to now show that no votes were impacted? And I could go on and on.

But tonight we're asking the question, why announce these indictments today on the eve of this meeting between the president and Vladimir Putin? To me the timing is suspect. We all agree that Putin is a hostile actor. We all agree Russia is a hostile regime that needs to be held accountable.

Early days away from the President's long scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin, so what is this announcement today accomplish other than keeping Russia, Russia, Russia in the headlines ahead of the president's trip? And today the president previewed how this would play out in this upcoming meeting. Let's take a look.

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TRUMP: We'll be talking to President Putin about the number of things, Ukraine. We'll be talking about Syria. We'll be talking about other parts of the Middle East. I will be talking about nuclear proliferation. And we'll talk about other things. I know you'll ask those what will we talking about meddling and I will absolutely bring that up.

I don't think you will have any, gee, I did it, I did it, you got me. There won't be a Perry Mason, I don't think but you never know what happens, right? But I will absolutely firmly ask question. And hopefully we'll have a good relationship with Russia.

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HANNITY: The President will be talking about it. And on Monday the show will be broadcasting from Helsinki. We'll bring you all the details from that very important meeting.

Now, let's turn our attention back to the deep state after first defying a subpoena, Trump-hating, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, finally did appear before a closed door hearing on Capitol Hill today. This comes after her trump hating former colleague boyfriend Peter Strzok testified explosive public hearing in the House yesterday.

Last night we showed you the countless instances where the corrupt biased FBI investigator played your verbal gymnastics, flat out lied during what was contentious questioning.

And as you might imagine your friends in the left wing destroyed Trump, mainstream media were cheering him on every step of the way. Remember, this is a disgraced high ranking government employee who said, "He can smell Trump supporters at a Southern Virginia Walmart," Irredeemable deplorables, people that cling to their god, their guns, their bibles and their religion. That's I guess who we all are. Watch this.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was like really watching something out of the 50 out of the McCarthy era where you see someone brought up, ordered to ask answer questions he can't possibly answer. It was really an appalling piece of behavior from the leadership of that committee.

JOHN BRENNAN, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: While I'm personally glad that Peter Strzok had an opportunity to talk publicly about this and so the American people could see his professionalism as well as well I think it's his the integrity.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it's a remarkable that Strzok, that is actually the most robust defense of the FBI that we've heard from a sitting official. That really was remarkable.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was for show. It was for show. The whole thing was for show. We didn't learn a lot new.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The whole thing was odious in a way.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So Russian intention was to show dissent--

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- here in the United States. From their perspective, mission accomplished.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a day that arguably in the minds of many may have empowered Vladimir Putin.

TODD: We'll shift the view today's hearing in light of what's happened in last 36 hours.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: President Trump did trash NATO. He shrugged off Putin's meddling in our presidential election and now his allies in congress are holding what some say looks like a show trial that intent on undermining the investigation into Putin's meddling.

DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: One thing is for sure if Russia intended to so discord in the country, mission accomplished.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) should be ashamed of themselves and I do believe if anybody watches this they will understand why there will be this blue wave because people are just fed up with these pathetic sniveling little cowards.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I was not just confused who the villain was. It was clear who the hero was by the end of the nine hours of pounding this.

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HANNITY: Mission accomplished under Obama. And look what the president said to the German Chancellor Merkel, this week when he said, "You ought not be that energy dependent on Russia." And by the way we have plenty of natural resources and energy that we've love to export to Germany because that dependence under minds even the mission of NATO.

Do they care about government oversight the constitution, abuse of power? Do these people care about corrupt, high level actors in the FBI? The answer is pretty obvious. The destroy-Trump media hatred for the president and his smelly supporters, it obviously supersedes all integrity, journalism is dead. There is no longer a pursuit of truth.

We have a lot to get through tonight. Joining us now but first, he is the host of the number one rated show on the Fox Business Network, on our sister network, "Lou Dobbs Tonight". All right Lou let's-- it's hard to know where to start, but let's start with Devin Nunes' as warning in 2014.

LOU DOBBS, "LOU DOBBS TONIGHT" HOST: Right.

HANNITY: Whatever happened chaos wise or impact in the 2016 election that would have been done on Obama's watch. And--

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: -- and the next thing is we know five foreign intelligence services hacked in the Hillary's e-mails so we don't know who hacked when, where, and what, do we?

DOBBS: We do-- that's correct but we do know that in 2014-2015, the Russians were hacking-- attempting to hack into our electoral system. The e-mail, the non-classified e-mail systems of the Pentagon, the Joint Chief of Staff as a matter of fact, as well as the White House, Capitol Hill.

The effort has been underway for years and the decades and particularly under President Obama there was a just a shattering passivity that over-- that simply overtook not only the administration but our Department of Defense. Our intelligence agencies and there was no response, Sean, whatsoever to that intervention by--

HANNITY: Let me--

DOBBS: -- the Russians are in 2016.

HANNITY: Let me ask this question. This is important. There are reports we have as many as 250,000 I.T. experts that we pay in our government.

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: Take us, Julian Assange for one, who's in his late teens when he apparently hacked in the DOD and NASA. Here we are 30 years later. Where are our cyber defenses and in 2016, Obama saying no insightful person whatever are things serious person, whatever a thing that anybody could hack into anything or impact our elections.

DOBBS: Yes, President Obama at that time was also crafting a policy that required the United States to respond to devastating cyber attacks as an act of war and to expect the United States to respond militarily.

By the way, that obviously never happened. It is despite of the largest hacks and cyber attacks in this country's history, you recall when the office of the personnel management was hit over 30 million federal employees, their data accessed by cyber attacks from China, from Russia and god knows where else.

So the whole Obama administration amounts to a great fiction and artifice rather than a defense against the cyber attacks. And frankly, there was never any response at any time to a cyber attack during that entire eight- year period.

HANNITY: At some point, we better take it all seriously. That this is our national secrets that would fly sources and the methods--

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: -- clearly were compromised with e-mail server.

DOBBS: Right.

HANNITY: Felonies were committed and that gets to the heart of the rigged investigation and to Hillary. Let me ask you this, so our --

DOBBS: Sure.

HANNITY: Go ahead I see you want to say something. Yes go ahead.

DOBBS: No, I was just going to say that to your point today we witnessed another act that shows there is no seriousness whatsoever on the part of the justice department to deal with this, this is a national security issue.

Your viewers are sitting there looking at Rod Rosenstein talking like a sixth grade civics instructor and talking about the patriotism versus partisanship while he is carrying out a partisan act. He is in point of fact dealing without any question whatsoever in partisan politics upstaging the President of the United States for whom he works.

And in point of fact trying to cover for Peter Strzok who had a devastating experience on Capitol Hill where he was ultimately forced to admit the truth about the phony dossier that was concocted through $12 million from the DNC and from the Clinton campaign and then used fraudulently to secure surveillance on the Trump through FISA courts for which --

HANNITY: Let me--

DOBBS: -- should probably go to jail.

HANNITY: If we did the obstruction Hillary did, if we compromise sources and methods the way she did we would be in jail. Similarly, if we like the FISA court judges there's so much to unravel here. I know you are working hard on this every night.

Let me ask you this question. We're here in London. Against all the advice of everybody that's here with me, I went out in the middle of the crazy protesters and we'll show --

DOBBS: Good for you.

HANNITY: -- it later tonight. Well, I'm just not going to back down, that's not how I roll. And that's not how you roll either. But the point is, Lou, they don't know what they hate. They have no clue and they don't know and that was the one consistent thing that I saw today which we will show the audience in a few minute.

DOBBS: Yes. I think that's terrific. And those haters by the way, who were supposed -- you know, the national left-wing media of America has been styled as purely anti-Trump when we know that it is anti-capitalism, it's anarchists, it is -- my gosh, you know, they're still trying to produce a program for climate change and the list goes on but being styled by the left wing media, particularly in this country, as anti-Trump.

The silly thing is that --

HANNITY: Yes.

DOBBS: -- there are a lot of people who are anti-Trump around the world but they can't quite figure out why. Here's a guy who's got the entire global economy revving up. And if it weren't for this giant engine of the American economy, which he has ginned up to 4% likely, 4% GDP growth which all, you know, Obama of course said that's impossible is going to drive the global economy.

It's a remarkable --

HANNITYL: Right.

DOBBS: -- the ignorance of those folks.

HANNITY: All right. We'll show all that coming up. Lou Dobbs, thank you.

When we come back, Trump hating FBI lawyer Lisa Page met with lawmakers. Catherine Herridge have reports.

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HANNITY: As we continue reporting from London, before we get to me going to the heart in the middle of the protests here in London when we have other news back home. Earlier today, Lisa Page she met with congressional lawmakers behind closed doors. Catherine Herridge, she is live from Washington. She's the very latest in some interesting developments. Catherine.

CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX BUSINESS CHIEF INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT: Well, thanks Sean and good evening. Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page spent four hours on Capitol Hill and is expected back on Monday for the second half of a closed door deposition which could go into a classified setting.

Heading in, Fox News asked Page whether she saw agent Peter Strozk testimony yesterday but their anti-Trump text messages whether her legal team coordinated the testimony with his lawyers and if she had any regrets. Page was romantically involved with Strozk did not respond but a senior committee Republican said she appears to be cooperating.

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REP. MARK MEADOWS, R-NORTH CAROLINA: I'm not going to characterize her testimony because I think that would be not in the spirit of where we're trying to do with transcribed interviews. I will say that there is new information that we've been able to gain today. And that new information is credible.

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HERRIDGE: Well, also today the justice department released the 29-Page indictment from the Russia special council alleging a direct link between the 2016 election interference and President Vladimir Putin's government. Between the 2016 campaign the defendants all members of Russian intelligence known as the GRU are accused of hacking Democrats' e-mails then releasing them and sometimes posing as U.S. citizens.

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ROD ROSENSTEIN, UNITED STATES DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: The conspirators had created fictitious online personas including D.C. leaks and Guccifer 2.0. The defendants falsely claimed the D.C. leaks was a group of American hackers and the Guccifer 2.0 was a lone Romanian hacker.

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HERRIDGE: In a statement, a White House spokesperson emphasized there is no allegation that any Americans knew they were corresponding with Russians, no allegation any American citizen committed a crime and certainly no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count. Sean?

HANNITY: All right. Catherine Herridge in Washington tonight.

Here with reaction, Fox News contributor and investigative reporter Sara Carter and the author of we're only a little over week away, "The Russia Hoax, The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump." Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

All right. Let's go to your reporting on Lisa Page today which I think is obviously very, very important. But they only had a short time but there is one big development, especially Rod Rosenstein's name involved again. Yet again.

SARA CARTER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yes. Absolutely, Sean. So they've asked a number of questions and there've been significant developments in that. But one of the things that we do know is that the January 4th letter that the House Intelligence Committee received from Rod Rosenstein, they agreed to allow them to interview eight witnesses, eight key witnesses. Two of them Peter Strozk, Lisa Page.

HANNITY: This is in January.

CARTER: This was in January. When they questioned Lisa Page and asked her why didn't she respond to the House Intelligence Committee's request? Why didn't -- she said the DOJ never contacted her. Rod Rosenstein never contacted her.

HANNITY: He's the same Rod Rosenstein that begged before the Nunes memo, begged Paul Ryan don't release this up until the final hours.

CARTER: Yes. He is the same and it's even more interesting because this week, this week, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, all sent a letter. All sent a letter to Dan Coats asking him not to release basically reprimanding him for releasing information to the house intelligence committee, their own committee. So they don't even want the information.

HANNITY: Before he just that, there's something there. Just like Rod Rosenstein signing the fourth FISA warrant. They don't want to release especially 19 pages if my memories be well.

CARTER: That's right. Absolutely.

HANNITY: Let me go to Gregg Jarrett. Gregg, your reaction to this. Obviously, and with so much other stuff happening here today. Including the indictment of 19 people which Devin Nunes warned us about in 2014. This was under Obama's watch.

GREGG JARRETT, FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: He did.

HANNITY: And we still don't know who hacked into Hillary's e-mail server and what methods and the sources were compromised there.

JARRETT: You know it's not really the bombshell that the media seems to be proclaiming. And the American public if they are watching CNN or MSNBC, they are not getting the truth. They are being deliberately misled. I watched them today.

HANNITY: Fake news.

JARRETT: Dana Bash on CNN twice said that, you know, it's now imminent that Americans will be indicted over this. Meaning the Trump campaign. You have Adam Schiff who is--

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HANNITY: It doesn't mean people might not but there's nothing happened here.

JARRETT: Andrea Mitchell is over on MSNBC saying there is now proof of a solid connection between Trump and the Russians. And Adam Schiff was actually musing today about the arrest of Donald Trump and then said I'm only half jesting about it.

HANNITY: Yes.

JARRETT: So you know, if you really want the truth don't watch those networks because they are lying to American people about really happened today.

HANNITY: Well, actually, the American people already figured that out. Thank God. And they really don't. So that's some good news. But what about what Sara is saying here, that this is really important.

Why would they not want specific information going to their own committees when it is their constitutional authority and duty to perform oversight? And where are the 19 pages to the final application, FISA warrant application that Rod Rosenstein signed?

JARRETT: Look, if the Department of Justice and the FBI were capable of lying to judges, concealing evidence, and hiding facts to obtain the warrant, they are certainly hiding other documents including, you know, the 19 that you refer to. So, I wouldn't put past to anything past the FBI and the Department of Justice when it comes to unscrupulous and probably illegal behavior.

HANNITY: And then that goes to the heart of what Gregg has said and what you have said and what I have said. That the president has the authority to force them to release all of this information.

CARTER: And the president should absolutely use that authority. The American people and the president and this administration deserve better than what they are getting. They deserve to know the truth. Let's get those 19 pages out, let's get them public not--

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HANNITY: And let's get out what Chuck Schumer doesn't want out. What they are asking Dan Coats not to release.

CARTER: Absolutely. They have no reason to reprimand Dan Coats other than the fact that they are trying to hide something. And that's what FBI--

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HANNITY: Whatever it is has got to be profound.

CARTER: It is.

HANNITY: For them to write the letter to me is profound. Right?

CARTER: Well, it's profound because they want to continue this disinformation campaign. They want to push this through to November.

HANNITY: To the election.

CARTER: I say you know what? Let's not give them that opportunity. Let's just get the truth out for the American people. That's the most important.

HANNITY: All right. And thank you both. Only days away from Gregg's book by the way. Amazon.com and Hannity.com. Well, this is going to be a big book. An important book. I've read it. Thank you both.

When we come back from London, left wing protesters right here angry at Donald Trump for daring to ask them to pay their fair share. Actually, they have no idea why they are angry at Donald Trump. They are just mad. And it was one big party. And I went down in the middle of it. And then we'll also get reaction from Dan Hoffman and Sebastian Gorka as we continue from London. Wait until you see this video coming up next.

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HANNITY: All right. Earlier today against the advice of everybody here with me in London, well, we hit the streets. And we were asking all these protesters to tell us exactly, specifically what they don't like about President Trump. Well, you can't make this up. Take a look.

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HANNITY: Why are you here today?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm here to protest.

HANNITY: What specifically don't you like about Trump?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't like his policies.

HANNITY: What policies?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All of them.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tell Trump to go home. He is not welcome here. We don't want him in the U.K.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We hope that he takes this seriously.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Because he won't. He just ignore it. He said it hasn't happened. La, la, la.

HANNITY: This seems like a party. It doesn't seem too serious.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody is here for a good time to spread a message of love.

HANNITY: Don't you love America?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are not going to engage with you anymore.

HANNITY: Got it.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are very welcome to be here. Thank you, Hanna. I saw some people giving you trouble. There's no need for that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think America is divided like Britain. I think part of America is deeply, deeply ashamed. And I think part of America has been hoodwinked.

HANNITY: Do you think that the NATO alliance that the United States of America is fair if they pay 70 percent of the bill?

What are you protesting? Are you here to just -- you're just here to have a party. Be honest.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can't believe this, man!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm here because of all the hate that Trump exudes.

HANNITY: Hate?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I wasn't going to come out initially because Trump is a (muted).

HANNITY: Why are you here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: To protest against the Trump administration.

HANNITY: And what about them?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm OK not being interviewed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's a nightmare. He must be stopped.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: America, wake up. Vote him out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's been hot this summer for a reason. You know what I mean?

HANNITY: Is it Donald Trump's fault it's hot?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No. But I think he is promoting -- he is promoting climate change.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Donald is not welcome. Free Melania.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I detest Trump. Because of his policies, because of racism, and homophobia, misogyny and so he is just two-faced (Inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We respect human rights in this country. We would like him to see that the way that he acts and the way he speaks we profoundly, profoundly reject it. In a polite way.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The lies that he has told. Not to mention the human rights abuses that he's committed in his own country we don't think he has a place over here.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A lot of British people are more intelligent than the Americans are when it comes to voting.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm angry even though I don't look angry. I am quite angry because I think -- I think that he represents everything that is toxic about western culture and western history. And I'm furious.

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HANNITY: All right. They didn't really have good reasons but it was kind of a good party. A couple -- I was shocked how many people knew me.

Here with reaction, the author of the book, "Why We Fight" Fox News national security strategist Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Retired CIA senior intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, Daniel Hoffman.

Nobody wanted me to go down. Well we had one little minor, a little minor incident but we didn't get it on tape which drives me nuts. But it wasn't that bad. I was shocked how many people knew me but I was also -- they can't answer, because I come up and should we pay 70 percent? Why are you here protesting? He is a bad person.

It reminds -- every time America shows strength on the world stage, European socialists liberals hate it. If it was Obama apologizing or dumping $150 billion on the mullahs, they would love it.

DANIEL HOFFMAN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Very reminiscent to me of 1983 when the Europeans came out and protested against President Reagan for the Persian II missile deployment. And it's a great contrast.

HANNITY: To protect Europe.

HOFFMAN: Right. And President Reagan was proven right years later. We all agreed it was the right thing to do. Worse those protests could not happen in places like Russia and China but that's the first point.

And the second one we know the Russians have used their social networking and the media sites to try to amplify protest and hurt our president. I just wonder whether they might have done that in this case as well. I think that's something for our intelligence community to check on.

HANNITY: Yes. Dr. Gorka, your first reaction, we talked off air. You told me that you think I'm nuts for even doing it. But what's your reaction to this?

SEBASTIAN GORKA, FOX NEWS NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIST: Yes.

HANNITY: They don't have a point or no universal point or nothing specific. It's getting hot in world. Is that Trump's fault? No. OK. Why you're here?

HANNITY: Sean, I would have told you not to do it but I'm glad you did. That was really very, very amusing and very telling. At least we now know that Donald Trump is responsible for global warming.

I mean, look, these people, I would like to see at least this many Brits go out and demonstrate against terrorism. Go out and demonstrate against the grooming and the rape gangs that are being prosecuted. How about going out and demonstrating against female genital mutilation or the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

These are, look, we now have proof, Sean, snowflakes are everywhere. These are not the people who voted for Brexit. This is the chattering classes and they have nothing to tell you.

HANNITY: You know, the reality is that but for the United States of America and our commitment to Europe and NATO, I mean, I just -- they don't survive. I mean, that is the stupidity. One of the I think best things the president did this week was tell Angela Merkel stop giving, stop creating dependency on Putin and a hostile regime. Stop.

And we've got more natural resources and we could put more Americans to work with career jobs tomorrow and export all the energies they would ever need in all of Western Europe.

HOFFMAN: There is a bit of irony about all of this. Because Europe is under a greater threat from Russia today than at any time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. And yes, the United States takes the lead in countering and deterring Russia.

HANNITY: Seventy plus cents of every dollar, Daniel, we pay for NATO. Seven hundred billion a year and Germany doesn't pay their fair share.

HOFFMAN: I mean, even beyond the financial aspects of this. It's really our moral leadership our intelligence leadership, the strategic leadership of the United States. People aren't always grateful for that. But again, on the eve of the president's summit with Vladimir Putin, I find it awfully ironic.

HANNITY: You know, the president said today everything is on the table with Vladimir Putin. I mean, just like the lead up to the Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore, this is a bad idea. The president shouldn't do this.

Dr. Gorka, I think it's good for the world if the president, we saw how direct he was with NATO. He is going to be the same way. He can't be any different. That's who he is. It will be an honest, forthright frank discussion just like it was with little rocket man and fire and fury.

GORKA: You know the president. I know the president. And people always ask what's he really like? And the viewers need to understand. He is exactly the same behind closed doors as he is in front of 50,000 people in an arena in Florida.

He is a straight shooter. And you know when he closes that door and it's just him and the interpreters he is going to say look, what you did in the Ukraine is wrong. That cannot stand. Stop messing around in Syria. We've already killed 200 of your mercenaries and stop threatening NATO.

He is going to be a straight shooter. But look, you know, Rod Rosenstein and everybody else wants to talk about Russian collusion. It's a fantasy.

HANNITY: As we all know. Dr. Gorka, we wish you were here with us. Good to see you, my friend.

GORKA: Me too.

HANNITY: And welcome to London.

HOFFMAN: Thank you.

HANNITY: And we'll see you in Helsinki on Monday. When we come back, Brexit leader, Nigel Farage as we continue live in London. Monday, Helsinki, Finland we hope you'll join us.

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Once the Brexit process is concluded and perhaps the U.K. has left the E.U., I don't know what they are going to do but whatever you do is OK with me. That's your decision. Whatever you are going to do is OK with us. Just make sure we can trade together. That's all that matters.

The United States looks forward to finalizing a great bilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom. This is an incredible opportunity for our two countries and we will seize it fully.

We support the decision of the British people to realize full self- government and we will see how that goes. It's very complicated negotiation and not an easy negotiation. That's for sure.

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HANNITY: That was the president earlier today reaffirming the United States' commitment to a strong trade relationship with post-Brexit England.

Joining us now with reaction he is the Brexit leader, Nigel Farage. How are you, my friend? Good to see you.

NIGEL FARAGE, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Good to see you here.

HANNITY: Why didn't you come to the protest with me?

FARAGE: Because I'm hated even more than Donald Trump. And in fact, I went into a building--

HANNITY: Yes.

FARAGE: -- at Westminster earlier, and they found I was there. They gathered outside.

HANNITY: Protesters?

FARAGE: Yes. I had to go out the fire exit at the back. But I've got you a souvenir.

HANNITY: You did?

FARAGE: I do.

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: I think--

FARAGE: I think it's very important that we have that. "Not to Torture."

HANNITY: Could you sign it?

FARAGE: Absolutely!

HANNITY: There you go.

FARAGE: Because you got to remember that Trump is guilty for climate change, torture. I mean--

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: That's right. Every hill of the world.

FARAGE: -- nothing in the world.

HANNITY: By the way you know, 14 states have record low unemployment, record low unemployment for Hispanic Americans, African-Americans, women in workplace, and we have more jobs available in America than we have people that take them on the unemployment.

FARAGE: There is no rationale for this. You know, every one of those people out there are the same people that go with the anti-Brexit marches. You know, it's just the same crowd.

HANNITY: So the president in The Sun obviously took Theresa May to task.

FARAGE: Yes.

HANNITY: I told her how to do it and she didn't do it right. She didn't.

FARAGE: The truth of it is Trump believes in Brexit. The whole administration believes in Brexit. Why? They believe in nation state. Why? Because they understand that the European Union is the epicenter of the globalist project. That's what Hillary was for, that's what Donald was against, that's what the election was about.

HANNITY: Yes. And you won by a big margin here.

FARAGE: We did win by a big margin but what we've now a couple of years on is an establishment fighting back very hard. A very weak prime minister who doesn't really believe in what she is doing.

HANNITY: She says the right thing and never does it.

FARAGE: No. She says the right thing and does the opposite. It's quite extraordinary. I think they wind her up at the back in the morning, you know.

HANNITY: Ouch!

FARAGE: She robotically claim, robotically says we are taking back control of our laws, borders and money. It sounds great. And then you see what she does is different. But I always think this, from the early days of the administration I remember talking to people around the president. And they were saying to me how excited they were about a free trade deal with the U.K. Why? Because it showed the world--

HANNITY: In jeopardy.

FARAGE: It showed the world that America is not protectionist bu he wants fair trade.

HANNITY: Free and fair trade.

FARAGE: Absolutely! We promise to America that we would facilitate that once Brexit happened. But the agreement May made last week makes that virtually impossible. So, I, you know.

HANNITY: The prime minister seems to be hanging by a thread from my observation.

FARAGE: Yes.

HANNITY: Boris Johnson, big speech coming up on Monday. Does he have a chance? Because he wasn't pro-Trump that I remember.

FARAGE: The idea that they are good friends is nonsense. You know, I mean--

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY: I love your honesty.

FARAGE: Boris -- I mean, Boris didn't even want Trump to come to London. Times has changed. And there are certain politicians who can be a little bit malleable with these things.

HANNITY: A little bit?

(CROSSTALK)

FARAGE: Just the way it is. The truth is--

HANNITY: Why don't you run for prime minister?

FARAGE: The truth is, well, the truth is Boris did join the Brexit party. He may have came late but he did and he was important. If we had Boris as a leader we would be in a far better place than we are with Theresa May. Middle England is in uproar.

HANNITY: Do you support him?

FARAGE: Well, I--

HANNITY: Why not you? Because you were the Brexit leader.

(CROSSTALK)

FARAGE: Well, I -- OK. Yes. What I am, I kind of step back a bit from the frontline politics in Britain. But if they drop the ball and if the conservative party cannot sort this out, I'll be back and the next time no more Mr. Nice guy.

HANNITY: OK. I'll take that as a yes. OK. Last question. We, listen we love our friends in Great Britain. We are tied forever. I only have about 25 seconds.

FARAGE: Yes.

HANNITY: We pay 70 cents of every dollar for NATO. Why won't Germany step up? And why are they making Russia rich again with energy?

HANNITY: The whole thing is a joke. And underlining it is a disaster to build a European army. The European army will undermine NATO. And I hope Trump if they don't pay up within the next six, nine months, starts to withdraw troops and says hey, we're serious about this.

HANNITY: Yes. Nigel, good to see you again.

FARAGE: Pleasure to meet you.

HANNITY: Great to be, actually, we have some time here but I was hanging out with the protesters.

FARAGE: It's a great city.

HANNITY: Thank you for my gift. When we come back, from London, more "Hannity" and a programming note for Monday, straight ahead.

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HANNITY: All right. That's all the time we have left from London. As always, thank you for joining us. All right, Monday, President Trump meeting Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. We will be live from Helsinki with all the details. You do not want to miss Monday's show. By the way, don't underestimate the president. Just a gut feeling.

Let not your heart be troubled. The news continues. Laura Ingraham is next. We'll see you from Helsinki on Monday. Have a great weekend.

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