Sean Hannity: The deep state and the greatest abuse of power, corruption in American history

We begin with something that should shock and alarm every single American and I don't care if you are liberal, conservative, I don't care if you are Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter, or conservative as I am.

We were right. I have been sounding the alarm on this program with a team of investigative reporters for over two years. And now, more confirmation than we ever thought we'd have, that we are dealing with, yes, the deep state and the biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in the history of this country.

We have a disgraced (and, by the way, now being investigated), fired FBI director, his former deputy, Director Andy McCabe, back in the news.

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Remember last year, this deep state Trump-hater was fired for "lack of candor." Well, where I grew up that's called "lying."

Now, the bureau found that he was constantly lying. Not “lack of candor.” Lying. His conduct was so bad that he is now facing a criminal investigation over his actions, as are other deep state, upper echelon, not rank-and-file employees in the FBI.

Now, the bottom line is that Andrew McCabe is a known liar. But that's not stopping CBS News from giving him a huge platform to hawk his brand new anti-Trump book. But, there are a lot of revelations in here that should scare the living daylights out of anybody that believes in the rule of law and our Constitution. Here’s an excerpt from his “60 Minutes” interview:

“I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage.  And that was something that troubled me greatly.”

I thought when we dealt with the rule of law we needed something called “evidence.” And, of course, they have no evidence of collusion. Look at the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee this week. They said they have no evidence after two years of any collusion.

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Now, look at this. The top FBI lawyer who worked for McCabe, Lisa Page, and of course, you can add James Comey and others in this upper echelon of the FBI.  Lisa Page admitting in fact, in 2016 and 2017, along with Comey, that, in fact, oh, after nine months when they investigated before the appointment of the special counsel, they had nothing.  Still McCabe has always peddled in the Trump-Russia conspiracy theories. Just like fake news.

However, this next revelation from McCabe's interview is much, much more alarming. Here’s how CBS's Scott Pelley describes it:

"There were meetings at the Justice Department in which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment. This was not perceived to be a joke. It was also said at a previous time that the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire into the White House to record potentially incriminating conversations with the president.

A statement was released after that, that that was never serious. It was sarcastic, etc. McCabe, in our interview says, no, it came up more than once, and it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it."

All right. There you have it. More conversation. Understand, they didn't like -- their favored candidate was Hillary -- they never liked Trump.

But more evidence we have high ranking members, the highest in the FBI and the Department of Justice discussing how to override the will of the American people. First to influence the election and by the way, keep a candidate that should have been charged in the race and then we move a duly elected president from office because they didn't want him to win and they had an insurance policy. Now, this would sound insane if it wasn't true.

Now, remember, months ago we first reported this deep state conspiracy to oust the president, a silent coup.  At the time, the deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein -- remember, he first denied, oh, we never talked about wearing a wire.  He said it never took place.  Then he said they were just merely joking when he offered to wear a wire.

Then, later, he changed his story again saying, well, I never actually ordered the surveillance. ll is good, right, Rod?

Now, sadly, the high level DOJ/FBI discussions to secretly surveil, remove a duly elected president from office, that's only a tiny tip of the iceberg in this abuse of power, corruption scandal and what has been a year's long efforts to rig the system, upend the will of the American people. That is the danger tonight.

Here’s a timeline. Let's start on July 15th, 2015.  That's when the FBI opened up a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton. Why? Mishandling top secret, classified and special access programming information, that was on a mom and pop shop bathroom closet server that they even believed was hacked by six foreign intelligence agencies.

On May 2, 2016, Comey, the FBI director, and the all-important Peter Strzok, they were drafting a letter exonerating Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing which, by the way, Comey denied. We know it's true.

It wasn't until two months later in July that Hillary and 17 others were finally interviewed by the FBI. Then only three days later because they were writing the exoneration before the investigation and, by the way, the people that did the investigation included Peter Strzok. Well, then Comey had his big announcement, remember because the attorney general at the time couldn't do it, that would be Loretta Lynch, she had been on the tarmac with Bill Clinton, and he cleared Hillary of all charges despite that fact that Comey spent nearly 14 minutes citing overwhelming evidence of criminal negligence and obstruction of justice, violation of the Espionage Act, felony.

On top of that, then it got into oh, deleting subpoenaed emails, acid watching with Bleach Bit and busting things on devices, removing SIM cards. Then Clinton gets off scot-free. She was the favored candidate.

The person who interviewed her, Peter Strzok, remember, he said Clinton deserved to win 100 million to zero. Remember, the exchanges with his then-girlfriend Lisa Page, Trump is loathsome. He was attacking Trump supporters, remember, we are all the smelly people of Walmart. He could smell us.

The fix was in. Hillary Clinton should have been charged. She got away with things no other American would ever get away with, mishandling top-secret intelligence, putting it on an outside server, clearly a violation of felony of the Espionage Act and she obstructed justice by destroying those subpoenaed emails and then everything else that we know followed, and, of course, destroying the phones with a hammer.

Meanwhile, in July, again, we are still in 2016, the very same month Clinton was exonerated, immediately thereafter, the people that saved her political career and kept her in the game because the fix was in, because they favored her over Donald Trump -- well, those same people, Comey, Strzok and company, they decided to open up an investigation into the Trump campaign.

One month later, in August of 2016, Peter Strzok texted his FBI girlfriend, Lisa Page, that it was an “insurance policy” against Trump in the unlikely event that Trump wins.

Now, the basis of the investigation appears to center around Hillary's bought and paid for dirty Russian dossier. In other words, a piece of campaign opposition research funneled money through a law firm bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign, put together by the opposition research group that used the lawyer's money to go -- legal money to go ahead and hire a foreign agent. -- I thought they weren't supposed to be involved in election.

That's Christopher Steele. He uses phony Russian sources with the help of a woman named Nellie Ohr. Nellie just happened to be married to the fourth highest ranking official at DOJ Bruce Ohr. And he has been demoted twice.

In late August 2016, Bruce Ohr presented a campaign opposition research document to the top, the upper echelon of the FBI and the DOJ and guess who else? Andrew McCabe.

And to Andrew Weissmann, you know, Robert Mueller’s pit bull. He was warning them that the source was tainted. Christopher Steele hated Donald Trump, and he was being paid by the Clinton campaign. She paid for it all.

Nevertheless, in the summer of 2016, the FBI used the information in the dossier in an application for a FISA warrant to spy on an associate of the Trump campaign, never, ever telling the FISA court in their application that Hillary’s campaign had paid for it and never telling the FISA court that it's unverified and has never been corroborated. In fact, that dossier with some circulating reporting, they pushed around, based on one source. It was the bulk of the evidence used in all four FISA warrants and the three subsequent renewals.

Now, the FISA court judges, well, they were never warned of the evidence. The important information that Hillary paid for it, the DNC paid for it. That it never was verified. There was none of that. James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, all of them signed off on the FISA application. Well, that would be called committing a fraud or conspiracy to commit a fraud in a court. That would be lying. That's a felony.

Well, Comey and his cohorts were in the FISA court and you had other deep state officials before the election leaking the dossier to everyone and anyone in the lead-up using Russian lies to influence people's votes. Wow, that sounds like collusion. And, then, in the fall of 2016, Obama CIA Chief John Brennan and Comey's general counsel James Baker, they were both accused of leaking the phony Russian lies and the dossier.

And just after the election, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, he leaked the dossier to fake news CNN and then lied about that under oath. And then on May 9th, 2017, President Trump rightly, thankfully, fires James Comey.

Right after that, the disgraced former FBI director leaked private memos surrounding his conversations with the president in the hopes that it would lead to a special counsel investigation.

Wow, is this the United States of America? Here’s what he said:

“I asked -- the president tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there [are] not tapes. I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didn't dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might be a tape.

And my judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square. And so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with the reporter. I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."

Oh, government information, you are not allowed to you leak that.  Where is that investigation?  Where's the predawn raid at Comey's house?

Now, as it turns out, May 17th, 2017 it did prompt the appointment of a special counsel. Any evidence? None. How do we know? Lisa Page and so many others told us so.

Rod Rosenstein, who was actively plotting a way to secretly surveil the president and put a bug on him -- well, he was appointed by James Comey's good friend Robert Mueller. Mueller hired a team of anti-Trump, pro-Clinton zealots to investigate the Trump campaign, it did not include a single Republican, but it did include Hillary Clinton's lawyer as it relates to the Clinton Foundation.

Andrew Weissmann was at Hillary Clinton's election night party, probably sobbing with everyone else there. Jeannie Rhee, is a former lawyer for the Clintons. Peter Strzok said that Clinton should win 100 million to zero and many others made tens of thousands of dollars in donations only to Democrats, including Hillary, Barack Obama. There are zero people on Mueller's staff who are Republicans.  Zero.

So, while Hillary was treated to a light interview two months after she had already been exonerated, well, no other individuals were ever charged. None.

The Trump campaign, well, it received much different treatment. Dual justice under the law.

That's a banana republic. That's not a constitutional republic. Search warrants, perjury traps, secret surveillance, predawn raids, lying to FISA court to get warrants, dozens of heavily armed agents, accompanied by armored vehicles, frogman, amphibious vehicles, for what? Lying to Congress when we have all the Democrats on record lying to Congress.

No evidence of collusion. Oh, we learned that this week from the Senate Intelligence Committee that looked into this – it was Democrats and Republicans for two years. Now, in fact, that's what happened.

Now, today, the witch-hunt rages on, all while two actual real examples of collusion go totally and completely ignored by the deep state.  Now, we all know Hillary Clinton bought and paid for the Russian lies and the Steele dossier.  Her campaign funded Christopher Steel, who hates Donald Trump to dig up those Russian lies.  You know, hookers urinating on beds in Moscow in Donald Trump's room.  False.

Then they leaked the findings in order to influence the election. Russian lies leak to the American people.  And Hillary investigation, no collusion.

Next real example of collusion, remember the Uranium One deal? Hillary Clinton signed off on the idea of giving 20 percent -- this is the foundation of America's nuclear material, uranium -- to Russian state-run company. Wow.

And at the same time, Bill Clinton goes to Russia and gets three times the normal amount in speaking fees. And he wants to meet with the nuclear representatives of Russia. But instead, he couldn't meet with them because he was too busy meeting with Putin himself.  You can't make this up.

After the deal, millions of dollars in cash makes its way to the Clinton Foundation, including to Ian Telfer. He's the chairman of Uranium One.

In total, nine individuals connected to Uranium One sent a combined $145 million to the Clinton Foundation over this time period between 2009 and 2013.

By the way, we had a spy, William Campbell inside of Putin's network in the Uranium One deal, and he chronicled bribery, extortion, kickbacks and money laundering. They knew it and still let it happen.

During the same time frame, we know what happened with Bill Clinton. We know about a meeting with Putin. We know about everything here.

Then we learn from The Hill's John Solomon, that the FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot.  That's when we talk about the uranium deal -- bribery, kickbacks, extortion, money laundering, yes, and a relationship and meeting with Bill Clinton and Vladimir.

Where is the Clinton collusion investigation into Uranium One, into the $145 million?

That's right. We don't live in a constitutional republic anymore, do we? We have a two-tiered justice system. There is one set of rules for Democrats and the Clintons. One set of rules, and political persecution, for anybody and everybody that likes Donald Trump.

Predawn raids, 27 people for process crimes, amphibious vehicles, frogs, artillery, full SWAT gear, armed, predawn raids, why? Because Hillary was the chosen one. She is the one they saved from getting indicted.

They never wanted Donald Trump to become president. They think that they know better than you, that We the people. Think about that.

And they abuse their power to favor their candidate over another. They spread misinformation, Russian lies, and did not apply the law equally. No equal justice, no equal application of our laws. And they even plotted and schemed to remove a duly elected president from office, because they didn't like him or want him to win.

And they used Hillary's bought and paid for Russian lies as their road map.

They wanted to screw over the will of the American people and so far, it seems like they are getting away with it. We have a new attorney general and hopefully, that will change.

My sources are telling me there are things happening as we speak. On Wednesday night there are three of so many deep state actors that need to be held accountable: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein. It’s likely that they all committed a conspiracy to lie to a FISA court. That's right. Fraud before a court to get a warrant to deny a fellow American of their constitutional liberties.

James Comey also seems to be needing of investigation for a serious crime when he intentionally leaked his FBI memos, government property about his conversations with the president to get the special counsel. When it comes to federal abuse of power, Comey, McCabe, Strozk they were all fired. Page was forced to resign in shame. Bruce Ohr was demoted twice. They all used their positions, their high positions in government to persecute those they disagreed with politically.

And don't forget about lying to the FBI. After all, that crime shouldn't only apply to American war heroes like General Flynn after you brag about, oh, we wouldn't do this in the Obama administration, and then have an Andrew McCabe say, you don't need a lawyer, when he really did need one.

And don't forget about, also, in all of this, the illicit leaking -- Baker, Brennan, Steel, Clapper.  When are they going to be held accountable?

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Now, over the next year, with a brand new Attorney General William Barr, this country, we've got to decide. Do you want to save the United States? Do you want to be a constitutional republic? Do you want actual justice under the law? Do you want a dual justice system or do you want America to be handed off to your kids and grandkids as a banana republic?

That's the choice America is facing right now because a small group of very powerful, high ranking, unelected officials obviously were able to yield so much power over this country, our lives and your decisions and your choices at the ballot box. That's what happened. That's why every American needs to be concerned.