This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," February 12, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: All right, Tucker. Great show as always.
Welcome to “Hannity.”
Breaking tonight, there was no collusion. Where is the media? A bipartisan committee of Senate Democrats and Republicans found zero evidence of wrongdoing by the Trump campaign. We are going to bring you all the details coming up along with several other important deep state updates, including now, criminal referrals, finally, for FISA abuse. Oh, and other people on the left actually lied it to Congress, too, what will they be getting predawn raids with 27 people, and amphibious vehicles, full on gear?
But, first, we need to tackle what is the garbage, new, compromise, supposedly, surrounding border security. And tonight's HANNITY watch on building the wall and keeping the government open.
So, we have a bipartisan congressional committee. They have agreed to allocate a whopping oh, $1.375 billion for new border wall construction. That pales in comparison to the president's request for a $5.7 billion, but funding approximately 55 miles of new wall, construction on a border that is 2,000 miles long. And we haven't seen the language, nor has the White House, sources telling me it is still being worked out.
But if Democrats going to put a lot of restrictions on wall construction, in other words, it is not really wall money, this is not a bill the president will be able to sign. He will need a clean CR.
Earlier today, here's how the president responded to the initial details of this new budget deal. Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
REPORTER: Sir, will you sign Congress' border deal?
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT: Have to study it. I'm not happy about it. It's not doing the trick. But I'm adding things to it, and when you add whatever I have to add, it's all -- it's all going to happen, we are going to build a beautiful, big, strong wall that's not going to let criminals and traffickers and drug dealers and drugs into our country. It's very simple.
So, I can tell you that, am I happy at first glance? I just got to see it. The answer is no. I'm not. I'm not happy.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: I'm not happy either. Nobody should be happy.
The president has every right to be angry. The so-called compromise is typical of the D.C. sewer and swamp, and his level of funding for security and safety of the American people is pathetic.
It's almost as if lawmakers in Washington, from the comfort of their own, oh, walled homes, they don't realize the horrors of sex trafficking, even young girls put into prostitution, human trafficking, the drug trafficking, 90 percent of our heroin comes across the southern border. It occurs every single day of every week of every month of every year. It's almost as if they just don't care.
In the past two years alone, criminal, illegal, aliens have been responsible for 100,000 assault charges, 30,000 sexual assault crimes, and 4,000 murders and homicides. It's as if they don't care.
And that yesterday, by the way, 330 illegal immigrants, including many unaccompanied minors, were apprehended west of El Paso, where there's no border wall. It is almost as if they don't care about the Angel Moms and Dads that we have interviewed on this very show, children, their kids, senselessly taken by people who crossed of these borders illegally.
Have any Democrats actually called any of the families of these victims? Now, it would be perfectly reasonable for President Trump to reject this bill.
Now, there is another solution, maybe even a better solution. I'm not as concerned or some other conservatives if the president signs the bill, but there are a couple of ifs. Step one, the president decides he wants to sign the compromise, which would guarantee the $1.375 billion down payment for the wall, OK, that money can be used immediately.
Now, if he takes step two, which is the president utilizing money he has identified, some $900 million, for additional construction, that is already available for the administration's discretion. That would be about $2.3 billion, but the important third step needs to happen simultaneously. And that would be the president would need to declare a national emergency. This is the time. That is a necessity.
And the president, I think I know him very well, telegraphed that very thing just today. He just heard him indicate a common plan that he would find the other monies, on top of whatever Congress gives him. That would allow the administration to access to billions more in wall funding.
By the way, the national emergency would be challenged, as we always see with the Democrats, a little judge shopping in California or Oregon or Hawaii, and then they'll go to the Ninth Circuit, and then because of all of the constitutional issues involved, being number one in emergency, separation of powers, the president's role as our commander-in-chief, I think the president is on very firm legal grounds given the national security risks that are stemming from a poor southern border. Additionally, the president has even further authority, which the Supreme Court, I'm sure, would look at, and that would be a real law. Ten USC 284, that gives the president, in other words, the executive branch, the authority for the construction of roads and fences and the installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.
Now, despite what the haters on both sides of the aisle are telling you, remember before 2015, I always shoot straight with you, I have known this president for over two decades, and I told everybody, went out on a limb, and said he is going to keep his promises. And that he'd govern as a conservative and that he worked tirelessly to improve the country paired the biggest tax cuts, ending burdens of regulation, he is two originalists on the Supreme Court. Yes, I was right, the haters, the never-Trumpers are wrong. And that's exactly what he's done.
And I'm telling you right now, it's not going to be any different with securing our nation's borders. He is tenacious, and he will fight to get that wall build. And guess what? The vast majority of the American people, look at the CBS News poll, they support him, 72 percent of Americans agree with the president and his policies on immigration.
And by the way, some good news breaking also tonight. The president just tweeted, quote: was just presented the concept and parameters of the border security deal. We'll be getting almost $23 billion for border security, regardless of what they give us -- meaning Congress -- wall money. It is being built as we speak.
Let me interpret that for embers of Congress on the hate-Trump media. It sounds like a national emergency is going to be declared, but I have no insider information. So, Democrats have agreed to over $1.3 billion, and billions, by the way, more for border security, and Democrats are now agreeing to fund something, by the way -- this is amazing, because they were referring to building walls as immoral just a short time ago. Now they are funding these immoral behaviors.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BETO O'ROURKE, D-TX, FORMER CONGRESSMAN: We know that walls do not save lives. Walls end lives.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, D-N.Y., SENATE MINORITY LEADER: We are aghast that he wants this giant, 30-foot wall to be the symbol of America. I tell President Trump, I told him to his face, we want the symbol of America to remain the Statue of Liberty, freedom, equality, not a divisive wall.
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, D-MASS., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't support a wall. I believe in border security. I think a wall is not a smart way to make us safer.
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: A wall is in immorality. It is not who we are as a nation.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Chuck Schumer and all of the Democrats supported that wall in the second term of Barack Obama. But now that Trump wants it, ah, they can't support anything Trump wants.
Notice that old Bozo O'Rourke down in El Paso actually said that walls make us less safe and end lives. Wow. Maybe someone should warn Americans about the serial killer walls making us less safe today. Thank you, Bozo, for your important input and your warning.
But guess what, it gets even more absurd. Many on the left have recently referred to border security efforts as racist. Watch this.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The foundation of the wall is hate. It is fear. It becomes fear of the other, and then it becomes fear of brown people. And it becomes fear of caravans. Fear of invasion, and fear of MS-13.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Blatantly attempting to stir up fear of people of color, brown people.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: No, it has nothing to do with the fact that many Americans have been murdered, the sexual assaults, all sorts of violent assault, heroin -- 90 percent of it coming into our country, and we have an opioid epidemic. Really, we're playing the race here?
And I'll grant you, 98 percent of people who cross the border illegally just want a better life, that which we take for granted as an Americans. But playing politics with safety, security, even life and death? Well, that is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of America's now radical, extreme, new socialist Democratic Party.
Kind of like when Senator Bob Menendez was scolding the president for criminalizing illegal immigrants who actually drink and drive. Watch this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. BOB MENENDEZ, D-N.J.: The president's zero-tolerance policy that has turned everyone, regardless of their record, into a criminal. For example, if you cross the border undocumented, he has now made you a criminal. He is creating that problem by turning people away who legitimately seek asylum. If a person has a driving while under the influence violation, he has now making that, saying that that is a criminal.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: If they come in illegally, they broke the law.
By the way, it is part of the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Drunk drivers kill people every day. Senator, maybe talk to Mothers Against Drunk Driving or talk to a parent who has lost a child killed by a drunk driver.
You know, for the Democrats, this is all one big political game, life and death, safety security. These people need to meet the angel moms and dads, kids killed by drunk drivers, they really need an intervention. Now, sadly, the only thing they care about is keeping the government open, making the president look bad, even denying DACA and Dreamers things they say they want, and helping furloughed employees, no. Nothing Trumps hating Trump.
The president fighting a life-and-death battle, the Democrats fighting for virtually nothing here, except that which they supported a couple of years ago. The president now has rightly made protecting our nation's borders and preserving American life his number one priority. We all know the statistics.
Radical socialist Democrats, they are calling walls immoral. They now advocate even for infanticide during the birth process, nine months into pregnancy, calling for a ban of most forms of electricity, the lifeblood of our economy, fossil fuels, pushing an end to the consumption of meat because cows' flatulence, and yes, being associated with some of the most bigoted, hateful anti-Semites in the country.
This party, Democratic extreme radical socialist party, is a real-life dumpster fire, unfolding before our eyes. I told you this would happen.
And tonight, by the way, we start with our “Hannity Watch” on these extremist socialists, and, of course, starting with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez and her insane Green New Deal, being supported by some of the most prominent Democrats in her party.
Last night, President Trump called them out in a huge way. Let's take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
TRUMP: They introduced a massive government takeover that would destroy our incredible economic gains. They introduced the so-called Green New Deal.
It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark. It would shut down American energy -- which I don't think the people of Texas are going to be happy with that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Foxnews.com, a new article this evening, even left-leaning union leaders, they are no warning that this Green New Deal will lead to poverty. They would like to work and provide for their families.
And let's not forget, 2020 candidate, Senator Spartacus himself, Cory Booker, quickly threw her support behind socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's absurd Green New Deal, which called for an end to all fossil fuels. Oh, we're going to eliminate airplanes, and we're going to have high-speed rail. How are we going to get to Europe? Australia, New Zealand? Trucks, even banning cows.
OK, they have lost their minds. And, Booker, by the way, who is an admitted vegan, get this -- I don't make the stuff up, either -- he is trying to justify this insanity, this platform, telling a vegan magazine, this world cannot sustain people eating meat, only rich people he talks about eating meat.
Are Democrats really trying to take a White House on a platform of banning meat, airplanes, fossil fuels -- oh, and rebuilding every house in America? The same party that is now for infanticide. At the same party that won't stand up to what happened, I believe -- oh, even sexual assault allegations and rape allegation, if it is a member of their own party, many won't say I believe now.
I don't take my work for it in the case of Booker. He recently compared tackling the scourge of cow flatulence and other forms of carbon pollutants to our efforts during World War II. This would be a joke, but they are serious. So lock your freezers, save your meat now. You may need it. It will be very valuable, a great investment for years to come.
And now, even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rightly planning to put other Democrats on record. He wants a vote on the Green New Deal. Good going, Mitch, I want to see if it passes. Let's see what the Democrats vote here, because it will tell you everything, on paper, just how radical and extreme the socialist party have now become.
Rampant socialism, which guarantees, oh, a job, a vacation, housing, health care -- oh, it will take away your private insurance. And everything else that it promises to do, whether you are willing or unwilling to work, is not only concerning ideology and the rise of the Democratic Party, now another scary form of extremism is not going away. That is the rise of anti-Semitism in the halls of Congress.
Recently, far left Democratic Congresswoman Omar made a series of anti- Semitic tweets while spreading an anti-Israel conspiracy theory, apologizing only for that one, fending Jewish people, but she is retaining her position, get this, on the Foreign Affairs Committee. President Trump to not calling her to resign.
But known anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, remember her? She is rushing to Congresswoman Omar's defense, no surprise there. Linda Sarsour is a friend of Kirsten Gillibrand, running for president. We will keep you focused on the bigotry of the left every single night, and hold these people accountable and we'll have our HANNITY Watch regularly.
Now, we turn to some other breaking news tonight, President Trump tweeted a big thank you to conspiracy theory TV MSNBC, who was forced to come clean about their Russian collusion conspiracy theories, which they have been peddling for two straight years. When is that apology coming? Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: After two years and interviewing more than 200 witnesses, the Senate intelligence committee has not uncovered any direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. That is according to sources on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle appeared
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If and when the president, as he may inevitably do, point to this reporting, point to these conclusions and say, look, the Senate Intelligence Committee found that I am not guilty of conspiracy, he would be correct in saying that?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, except the use of the term "not guilty" is not really appropriate because they are not a court of law. That said, Trump will claim vindication through this and will be partially right.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: That's right, you heard it right, the bipartisan Senate committee, Republicans and Democrats, investigating campaign fraud. No evidence of Trump-Russian collusion. None, including Democrats. They have seen everything Mueller has seen.
And, of course, we've been telling you this for months and months and months, the left had been force-feeding with hysterical coverage, the American people, a steady diet of insane, bizarre, lying, conspiracy theories every night. Just to remind you, take a look.
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REP. ADAM SCHIFF, D-CALIF.: Chris, unfortunately I can't go into the evidence.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: You have something hard that you can't reveal?
SCHIFF: I can't reveal that, Chris.
I certainly say with confidence that there is significant evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia.
WILLIAM COHAN, VANITY FAIR: Vladimir Putin and his associates, somebody has something on Donald Trump.
CARL BERNSTEIN: We are looking at the possibility that the president of the United States and those around him during the election campaign colluded with a hostile foreign power to undermine the basis of our democracy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is so obvious they were eager to collude with Russia. Now we are seeing the evidence that there was a conspiracy to cover up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is evidence of willingness to commit collusion.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is outright treason. I mean, that there is no question that what he is doing is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is there any evidence of collusion that you have seen yet? Is there?
SEN. MARK WARNER, D-VA: There is a lot of smoke. We have no smoking gun at this point.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Now, we have a lot more coming up, including criminal referrals on FISA and lying to Congress. Except maybe this time, the predawn raid will be at a Democrats House.
All right. Joining us first, reaction to our top story tonight, contributor, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino. Fox News correspondent-at- large, Geraldo Rivera.
Geraldo, look, I know conservatives see this, OK, a pittance based on the extent of the problem. You know I say it is 2 percent, not the other 98 percent. We don't need to keep going over that.
But this will stop, hopefully, the influx of heroin, fentanyl, gangs, cartels, those that come here and do commit murder and sexual assaults, and violent assaults, and the Democrats don't seem to care, and the president that I know pretty well, I'm reading him tonight saying, sure, give me the $1.375 million, I have a another 900 million over here, and I'm going to declare a national emergency, and that's it. But he is not going to tell us after he signs that bill, if he signs it.
GERALDO RIVERA, CORRESPONDENT-AT-LARGE: Well, I don't pretend to have him on speed dial the way you do, Sean. But I hope he does not declare national emergency.
HANNITY: I haven't talked to the president about this. This is my knowledge of him, my insight.
RIVERA: Be that as it may, I think the president should declare victory. Here is why. Up until today, the Democrats have had the moral high ground. The wall is a moral issue, it's immoral to build a wall. Then they offered this $1.375 billion -- whatever it is, that is now a negotiation.
It's not a moral issue now. Now, it's a fiscal, financial negotiation. I think the president has already won, and he'll find the money, whether it's in the Defense Department, whether it is in FEMA, wherever he can, he will find the money, already 84 miles of wall being built from the last March's appropriation, now the 55 miles being built with this new money, I think that --
HANNITY: About 90 miles.
And, Dan, look, I had to reassure it -- they were skeptical conservatives because the president was more liberal when he was younger.
Winston Churchill, if you're 20 and not a liberal, you don't have a heart. If you're 40 and not a conservative, you don't have a brain.
And I kept reassuring people, I know him. He keeps his promises. He means what he is saying. I went out on a limb when I said that.
I also know him, if he takes this money, he is also going in the back door like he says he is. When he says he is going to do it, he tends to do it.
DAN BONGINO, CONTRIBUTOR: Yes, he does, Sean. I'm not crazy about the emergency declaration because I'm always afraid of what liberals would do with it, but he definitely has kept to his campaign promises, there's no question about that.
Listen, we need the wall. At the wall were expired but primarily bothers me about this conversation about the wall amongst the liberals and some others out there, the RINO class, is they kept saying really dumb talking points. Well, it's all technology.
Well, you know, police is old technology, but it's effective, that is why we still use police. It is an obstruction, OK? That's what it's designed to do.
It's not a perfect solution. It's a passive security mechanism that obstructs people from just randomly walking into the country. And, Sean, they have never explained how technology is going to supersede that.
What is -- let me ask you a simple question, Sean, or, Geraldo, if you have the answer, I love to hear too. What is a drone going to do that a wall isn't going to do? Nobody has answered that question.
RIVERA: It will take a great picture as they come across the border. I like the wall because it will save the lives of the migrating poor people, 4,000 of whom die in a year in the parched desert when the coyotes abandon them. I think it will bring order to the border, and I think that's necessary on both sides of the line.
HANNITY: Dan Bongino, last word.
BONGINO: Yes, I mean, I don't disagree. You know, the Democrats have also changed to a ports of entry argument, great, let's secure the ports of entry, too. Let's secure the ports of entry, build a wall.
Only amongst liberals is securing our country from illegal immigration is controversial.
HANNITY: Geraldo, I'll assure you, the president when he said he wants a big door, but just to vet people and make sure they take care of themselves and they get here, I think that's all part of the deal.
All right. Thank you both.
All right. Directly ahead, a lot of breaking news tonight. So, what do Americans think about the insanity of the Green New Deal? Of Ocasio-Cortez and all of the other Democrats?
Lawrence Jones next. Wait until you hear the villain of the day.
HANNITY: All right. As the Democrats push their radical Green New Deal agenda which will destroy the lifeblood of our economy and take away air travel and cow meat and the automobile as we know it, and roll back the president's progress, and by the way, give up the single biggest profit center in our energy, which is our energy sector, and nationalize everything, we decided to send our own Lawrence Jones out to the swamp in D.C. to get reaction of all of this insanity.
Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
LAWRENCE JONES, CONTRIBUTOR: I'm sure you've heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
JONES: Part of that plan would get rid of planes.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I just don't really see that as an option, or very realistic. I think that we really do need to take drastic actions to reduce carbon emissions.
JONES: Get rid of planes? Is that reasonable?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Planes? The things we used to fly from city to city?
JONES: That's exactly right.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, that is outrageous.
JONES: She also wants to get rid of 99 percent of cars.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ninety-nine percent of cars is definitely possible.
JONES: How do we get around?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We switch over from fossil fuels, gas powered cars, to electric power.
JONES: What about 99 percent of cars?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, seriously, really?
She also believes that education for all.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's a good idea, but maybe a better idea than getting a wall?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't get everything she's saying. I also don't agree with the part when she said abolishing farting cows, too?
JONES: I think she wants us all to be vegetarian.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
JONES: When we get rid of all of the farting cows, how do we eat?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I guess green plants.
JONES: Who hates steak? We all love steak, right?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
JONES: Nancy Pelosi, who is a Democrat and speaker of the house, calls it a green dream. Is this a dream?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it is a dream. I think it is a dream we should aspire to.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is insane.
JONES: So, I guess you are a no-go on the green deal?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Total no-go, my goodness.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: All right. Here with reaction now, FOX News contributors Lawrence Jones, Jessica Tarlov.
OK, tell us exactly what part of the new green deal that you don't like. You want to keep the cows, can we keep them?
JESSICA TARLOV, CONTRIBUTOR: I'm a big fan of cows.
HANNITY: You like them. Okay, can we keep the airplanes?
TARLOV: You can keep the planes.
HANNITY: Okay, so we'll not--
TARLOV: How else will I got to my global elite meetings everywhere?
HANNITY: I know, how will we get to Europe, how will we get to Australia?
TARLOV: How will--
HANNITY: You think every American should have guaranteed health care, guaranteed housing, guaranteed college, guaranteed everything that Ocasio- Cortez.
TARLOV: We talked about it last week as well.
HANNITY: I'm asking, that's a question.
TARLOV: I think that she is making a moral argument about what life should be like.
HANNITY: They are specifically saying Americans will be--
TARLOV: It's a resolution that's non-binding. It's a non-binding resolution.
HANNITY: A non-binding resolution.
TARLOV: It's just pages of suggestion.
JONES III: But it's nonsense. You don't know how you are going to pay for it.
HANNITY: Our Bill of Rights guarantees--
TARLOV: Well tax us, Sean's going to pay for it.
HANNITY: --jobs, sustaining wage, family medical, leave, vacation, retirement, college, trade school, healthy food, I can't wait till the government picks our food, housing, rebuilding every homes, economic security for all who are unable or even unwilling to work.
TARLOV: It's impractical, it's not going to happen, it's a starting point for a conversation.
JONES III: That's a radical dossier that can't be funded. Here's the deal, this reminds me of FDR, because normally when they--
TARLOV: Well that's what she wants.
JONES III: Exactly. And you know who got discriminated against, poor people, minorities, there were red lines that boxed minorities out of their communities. So, if we want to repeat then we know the communities that is going to affect, which a lot of progressives say they advocate for those minorities.
TARLOV: Yes, it's not getting implemented. I'm even if you saw like Sherrod Brown--
JONES III: But why does she suggests that?
TARLOV: Well, she wants to make an argument that we need more justice in this country for the underserved. And I take your point about the New Deal and also FDR had a majority, which is not what's going on here, and that we need to be investing more in our country. So that is - you know you start making the jokes about bridges to nowhere, but that is more investment in infrastructure jobs, she had talked about public and private partnership, she knows this is all government. But again--
JONES III: Oh so now she wants to work with those same businesses that she wants to overtax, and she thinks they are going to be willing to--
TARLOV: She wants them to pay their fair share.
JONES III: Just like FDR, there were three times - three times the amount of tax increases. Are we going to do the same thing under this deal? And those same businesses are going to want to work with you, right?
TARLOV: I just said it's impractical. I said it's not going to happen, it is a conversation starter.
HANNITY: Okay, if it isn't practical and none of these things are going happen--
TARLOV: Not none of them.
HANNITY: Excuse me, why we have almost 100 other Democrats signing on, on the New Green Deal? I want an up or down vote in the House and the Senate.
TARLOV: You are going to get it, and they are going to do exactly what they did--
HANNITY: I can't wait, I want to know how many people support them.
TARLOV: --with the Medicare - Bernie Sanders--
JONES III: There's no way Jessica signs on this because she's a capitalist. She loves her money and--
TARLOV: I do.
JONES III: --there's no way she'll support a plan like this.
TARLOV: I'm scared. I actually think my taxes up, I'm so stressed out, not in a break. If you look at Sherrod Brown--
HANNITY: And only liberal taxes go higher.
TARLOV: Is that how it'll work, all the cool kids are paying more?
TARLOV: If you listen to Sherrod Brown, who I believe will be entering the Presidential race, he didn't sign on to the Green New Deal. He said I don't need to sign on to this to prove my progressive bonafides. There are people who are already in the race that have signed on to a non-binding resolution--
HANNITY: Okay, let me just help you out--
TARLOV: --to indicate their interest--
HANNITY: This will destroy America's economy, this was - I'm taking this seriously. You're taking it seriously.
JONES III: Of course.
TARLOV: I'm a joker.
JONES III: Even Nancy Pelosi is taking this seriously. She calls it a dream.
TARLOV: That means she's not taking it seriously. She essentially clapped like this at her.
JONES III: She said it's her dream deal.
HANNITY: She wouldn't clap like that.
TARLOV: No, that was her first time with the shade clap.
HANNITY: Oh okay. Is that what that's called?
TARLOV: I mean, it's also called the FU clap, but--
--we are on television.
HANNITY: So you're saying that Nancy Pelosi did that to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez.
TARLOV: Didn't you see how flipped she was about it? She goes (inaudible) wondering what's a green dream and then she moved on. Everyone knows it's a six-page non-binding resolution that her--
JONES III: That she removed from her site. Nancy's ran away from her own proposal.
TARLOV: Well no, she needed to revise it.
HANNITY: Oh to revise it, if everyone's started mocking it and making fun of it and laughing at it.
TARLOV: I don't know what you're doing here. I haven't disagreed with you--
HANNITY: I can't wait to see this, the high-speed train to Australia, New Zealand.
TARLOV: That will be fun.
HANNITY: All aboard the Ocasio Express.
TARLOV: Right, and will be (inaudible) vote, people will just vote the President, like they did at Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All.
HANNITY: Oh that's right--
--you are going to tax us, rob us--
TARLOV: --look like a dummy--
HANNITY: --and then they will--
TARLOV: --and then we will all go home--
HANNITY: --take a another bite at the apple--
TARLOV: --and Democrats will win in 2020--
HANNITY: --eliminate all hosts there (ph)--
TARLOV: --and won't have to hear about Donald Trump anymore, and everything will be good enough for all.
What do you think of (ph) late term abortion at the end of a segment like that? Late term abortion--
HANNITY: That's what your party represents.
TARLOV: That's not - my party represents quality care for woman--
HANNITY: We got to run. All right.
The Deep State should be very worried tonight. Congressman Devin Nunes says criminal referrals are coming, an exclusive interview. Next, where do you see our Villain of the Day and what this person does to a sick child? It will make your blood boil. Straight ahead.
HANNITY: All right, the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Devin Nunes revealed yesterday that GOP lawmakers are reviewing over a dozen interview transcripts as they are considering making criminal referrals for an investigation into possible political bias within the FBI.
Joining us now with the huge details on this is Congressman Devin Nunes himself. Congressman, this is a big deal, and also on FISA abuse and a lot of other issues, what specifically are you looking at?
REP. DEVIN NUNES, R-CALIF.: Well, a lot of people out there think that just because we are in the minority that somehow we're not going to continue this investigation. So, we're going to work with the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee, Sean, to ensure that this investigation into FISA abuse and other matters continues.
The good thing is that we got through about 15 interviews last year, the task force did, you've covered it extensively on your show. We're going to continue to call people in for interviews. Just last week, the new Chairman of the Committee said that he's going to reopen the Russian investigation.
We offered about a dozen subpoenas of people that we wanted to subpoena. We don't expect for them to subpoena the people that we want, but at every attempt that we can, at every opportunity that we get, we will make attempts to subpoena these people to come in and speak. We will also ask for people to voluntarily come in and speak.
Look, we need the new Attorney General to get in there and then we will be making criminal referrals on many people who lied to Congress and did other bad things.
HANNITY: Well, I mean does that mean we could be expecting pre-dawn raids with amphibious vehicles, frogmen, SWAT teams of 27, you know all of this to arrest one guy in a process crime, is that going to happen to Democrats? In other words, we could - aren't there a list of well-known people that serve the Obama administration that lied under oath?
NUNES: Well, I'm not asking anyone to be Roger Stoned, which I think is now a verb now.
NUNES: But I am expecting people to be held accountable. So, if you're going to bust people for lying to Congress, then we need to bust everyone for lying to Congress. And look, I'm - we're just the House side. My guess is on the Senate side, there's many people that - some of the same people that probably lied over there, so they should also be doing the same.
HANNITY: Well, we saw I thought a very big announcement by Richard Burr we don't have anything that would suggest there was any collusion by the Trump campaign and the Russians. So, after all this time, all this money, and all this I guess speculation and hyperventilating reporting, nothing is there. You've seen everything, have you seen any evidence whatsoever?
NUNES: Well, Sean, it's not just that. I mean there hasn't been collusion. As you know, the Trump campaign was so small, it would have been almost impossible for them to collude anyway, even if they wanted to collude.
But what is frustrating I think, and we brought this up last week, when Adam Schiff reopened his investigation into the Trump campaign, we said, great are you going to open up the investigation into the Hillary Clinton campaign?
Because there we already know that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party were colluding with Russians. They were getting information from Russians, dirt on Trump, that they could then spread throughout the media. That's exactly what they were looking at the Trump campaign supposedly for.
HANNITY: What about FISA abuse? We now know that Bruce Ohr warned everybody at the DoJ and the FBI, and by the way including Andrew Weissmann, Mueller's pitbull, that it was - that it was put together by a Trump hater Christopher Steele, eventually fired for lying and leaking, and Hillary paid for it and it's unverified and uncorroborated, not corroborated.
So, the question is, it was used four times and signed off. What about all those people that signed off on a document that they never verified?
NUNES: All of them should be held accountable. So, we're attempting--
HANNITY: Define accountable.
NUNES: --to get them accountable in Congress. Well, probably the right thing that should happen would be the judges to hold them accountable. But in the meantime, the new Attorney General, when he gets in there, he should immediately call for some type of review of all of this, and we're going to present him the information that we have. And I think at that point, you know hopefully something will happen, because--
HANNITY: With criminal referrels?
NUNES: --like it goes back to - yes well, either criminal referrals or you know if the judges hold them accountable, they can lose their law license. But really, if there's not reforms done to the FISA process, if accountability is not delivered in this matter, I think it's going to be very hard for Americans who don't want to be less secure, right.
We Republicans have supported these programs for many, many years. However, I doubt right now that you'd find very many votes to support the continuation of FISA programs, if there's - if it's going to be political, and there's got to be some guarantees that this process is not going to be political in the future and that those people who--
HANNITY: John Solomon reported that then FBI Director Mueller had to go before the FISA Court and answer for 75 particular cases, where exculpatory information was withheld, to obtain the FISA. Remember, Deputy FBI Director McCabe said, no dossier, no FISA, but they used the unverified dossier, signed off on it as if it was gospel. They never verified it.
NUNES: And don't forget, what we've been saying publicly now for many, many months. It's not just that they used the dossier, it's not just that the dossier made up most of the FISA, it's also everything else that they did.
So, it's how they lied, it's how they obstructed our investigation, and then it's - and how they - if you remember, people forget about this. People went out and said, well the dossier didn't have anything to do with it, there was all this other stuff.
We went out and looked at all that other stuff and that's what we've been asking the President to declassify, because we believe that what is - that makes up that so-called other stuff is also equally as bad as using political dirt.
HANNITY: I predict at one point, he will. Congressmen, great work. Thank you for updating us and being with us. Devin Nunes, thank you
NUNES: Thank you, Sean.
HANNITY: And up next, the shocking new report on actual collusion between the Clinton campaign and at least one high-rating biased FBI official and guess what, criminal referrals are probably straight ahead. As you just heard, Alan Dershowitz, Gregg Jarrett are here with analysis. The villain of the day today is so bad - by the way, you are going to be outraged for what he did to a child, straight ahead.
HANNITY: Right after 636 days and at least $25 million in wasted taxpayer money, the mullah witch-hunt is still pursuing its endless investigation. Meanwhile NBC News reporting the Senate has reportedly uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. That's Republicans and Democrats. This unsurprising news comes as newly released emails show the FBI was scrambling how to respond to Hillary Clinton's lawyer amid the Weiner laptop review, raising questions, direct questions about a quid pro quo about declassifying classified documents.
Joining us now to react to the news, author of the best-selling book ‘The Case Against Impeaching Trump', Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, also the author of another best-selling book ‘The Russia Hoax' out in paperback today, Fox's legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.
Let's start with you. First, let's talk of criminal referrals, which finally--
GREGG JARRETT, LEGAL ANALYST: Yes, about time.
HANNITY: It would mean Democrats have lied to Congress, maybe they'll get the 27, you know, armed agents, pre-dawn raid treatment that Roger Stone and Manafort got. But then, you look at these new documents from Judicial Watch, Lisa Page involved.
HANNITY: The FBI talking about a deal?
JARRETT: It's a bribery - it's bribery and obstruction of justice, an Under Secretary of State was offering will give you more FBI agents in our offices abroad if you doctor one of Hillary Clinton's emails, turn it from classified top-secret to unclassified to lessen her culpability and criminality; that's bribery; it's extortion; it's really - it's unconscionable. And the FBI knew about it; it's in the emails from Lisa page to this Under Secretary of State, and she sends a copy to Peter Strzok and James Comey and everybody else in the FBI. What do the FBI do? Nothing.
HANNITY: You know, and professor, this goes directly - I mean this is within the FBI, talking about declassifying it, again, to protect Hillary Clinton. We had an exoneration before investigation, even you would argue that if I destroyed subpoenaed emails - 33,000 of them, acid washed my hard drive and beat up my devices with a hammer, I don't think you and Gregg combined can get me out of jail.
ALAN DERSHOWITZ, HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR: Look, everybody wants to put everybody in jail. The Republicans want to put the Democrats in jail; the Democrats want to put the Republicans in jail.
HANNITY: Now, you are ducking, professor, come on.
DERSHOWITZ: I think we're heading down - we are heading down a very dangerous path. I think what we need - what we have needed from the beginning is a nonpartisan expert commission to look into the whole 2016 election, the Clinton part of it, the Trump part of it, Republicans, Democrats.
HANNITY: Okay. But professor, if I had subpoenaed emails and I did what Hillary did, that is a crime. That's obstruction, is it not? Slam-dunk case.
DERSHOWITZ: Well, she obviously - she disputes that. You know, in her book, she says that they were personal emails that she was entitled to erase. They were not subpoenaed. Look, there should be investigations; I don't ever dispute that. There should be investigations.
HANNITY: But she admitted they never went through all the emails individually. That doesn't stand up. What do you think about these documents about the FBI--
DERSHOWITZ: And she also says--
HANNITY: --quid pro quo?
DERSHOWITZ: Well, first of all, nothing happened. None of this happened. I agree with you, if there were a quid pro quo agreement and they acted on it, that the FBI would get certain benefits, I don't know whether it would be a crime because you need personal benefits, not institutional benefits, but it would certainly be wrong. But I think we have to get out of this business of pointing criminal fingers at people.
HANNITY: Well, but it only happens--
DERSHOWITZ: There is a difference between sins and crimes.
HANNITY: I would agree with you--
DERSHOWITZ: And unless it is a crime--
HANNITY: But we are going to hold Roger Stone accountable for lying to Congress--
DERSHOWITZ: I agree. I agree with you.
HANNITY: --which is the charge, then all the other people we know that lied to Congress, including Huma Abedin, Gregg, they should get the same treatment.
JARRETT: Yes, and look-
DERSHOWITZ: There is a better answer to this. Don't charge Stone.
JARRETT: It doesn't matter that the FBI didn't accept the quid pro quo offer, the bribery, the obstruction. It would be an attempted crime--
JARRETT: They attempted to obstruct justice.
HANNITY: Is that a violation?
JARRETT: It is a felony.
HANNITY: Professor, do you disagree with that?
DERSHOWITZ: Attempts are very, very - attempts are very hard to prove. You have to prove that they actually intended to do and they came close to--
JARRETT: Yes, they have it in writing--
DERSHOWITZ: Look, I still think - no, they have it in writing that they suggested and proposed it, but I'm not sure it will be a crime even if it was completed because nobody individually got any money. It was benefit to an institution, the FBI.
JARRETT: All right.
DERSHOWITZ: That very well may not be a crime.
HANNITY: But we do have big news when a bipartisan senate committee said, no collusion. That is big news, right? Both of you? Quick, I got to run, Gregg.
DERSHOWITZ: I agree.
JARRETT: Yes, it is huge news and I've never seen such hangdog reporters at MSNBC and CNN.
HANNITY: All right.
JARRETT: --forced to repeat it.
HANNITY: When we come back, thank you both. You won't believe our villain of the day, what he stole from a little kid who happens to be sick. We have the video.
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