This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," October 26, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: All right. Tucker, thank you, and you're not going to want to miss a minute of the show. Welcome to "Hannity." This is a Fox News alert. Things are breaking very fast on three big major stories we're covering tonight.
We have new developments in the Uranium One scandal, the phony Russia propaganda dossier story that Hillary Clinton and the DNC, of course, they paid for all of this garbage. And conservatives tonight a huge win, the IRS now admitting that groups were in fact targeted by the Obama administration, Tea Party groups.
Now, tonight these massive scandals can no longer be ignored. Tonight, we will demand answers from all of the people directly involved and that means it's time for Hillary Clinton and, yes, President Obama to come clean about colluding with the Russians and explain why in anybody's vast thinking they could ever give Vladimir Putin 20 percent of America's uranium supply.
Also, Hillary Clinton her top campaign officials, high ranking DNC executives all conveniently playing dumb when it comes to the phony salacious dossier, we'll cover that in tonight's breaking news opening monologue.
All right. Before we get into all of the new information -- and there's a ton of it tonight -- I want to remind you that for over a year, Democrats, members of the biased abusively biased press, all breathlessly talking about Russia Trump collusion, hysteria breaking out almost every night. They were acting like the worst scandal in American history.
Meanwhile, there were so many prominent Democrats and former Obama officials, in spite of all it they were saying there is smoke, but there is no fire. For a year, no evidence, but there's thousands of hours of television coverage. We knew by listening to people, it was never true. Watch this.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE, "FACE THE NATION"/CBS, MAY 7: Have you seen anything that suggests any collusion between the Russians and Trump campaign?
SEN. JOE MANCHIN, D-W.VA.: Well, there's an awful lot of smoke there, let's put it that way. People that might have said they were involved, to what extent they were involved, to what extent the president might have known about these people or whatever, there is nothing there from that standpoint that we have seen directly linking our president to any of that.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN, MAY 18: The last time we spoke, Senator, I asked you if you had actually seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. And you said to me, and I'm quoting you now, you said, "Not at this time." Has anything changed since we spoke last?
SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CALIF.: Well, no it hasn't.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE, MSNBC, MAY 18: I know you need to go soon, but just to be clear, we haven't -- there has been no actual evidence yet.
REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.: No, it has not been.
JAMES CLAPPER, FORMER DNI, "MEET THE PRESS"/NBC, MAY 28: At the time I left I did not see any smoking gun asserting to evidence of collusion.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN, JUNE 4: 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.
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HANNITY: See that? And despite the destroy Trump media and their desperate attempt with no evidence, they did not stop breathlessly, hysterically, reporting these lies, the so-called Trump-Russia collusion.
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CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC, MARCH 21: We have a president's campaign and their criminal investigation for dealing with a foreign adversary. Historian Douglas Brinkley says, "There's a smell of treason in the air."
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, MSNBC, MARCH 28: You tell the Washington post last week that, quote, "There is a smell of treason in the air" when it comes to this investigation.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A lot of people are afraid to use the T-word, treason, but in the end that's what people are investigating.
KEITH OLBERMANN, "THE RESISTANCE"/GQ, JUNE 27: The Republican Party is now actively shielding this treasonous megalomaniac.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, CNN, MARCH 2: He knows that he is smack in the middle of this investigation having to do with perhaps treasonous activities.
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HANNITY: Now tonight, one of the most important things sadly we conclude is that the media and the Democrats in this country and their attacks were purely, purely political. They never wanted the truth.
Now, we even have real evidence that the FBI uncovered a Russian plot that involved -- we have real evidence -- bribery, extortion, blackmail, money laundering, racketeering. They knew in 2009, that was one year before Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration approved this corrupt Uranium One deal. And what we've learned this week is that the FBI, the Department of Justice, all knew in 2009 that this was happening inside our country and they did nothing to stop it.
So the same Democrats, the same media outlets that was screaming bloody murder for a year, lying to you every day for a year about Donald Trump, are giving next to zero coverage to this story.
Now, keep in mind, we have an FBI informant in this case who infiltrated this Putin network right here in America. He has evidence. He has emails. He has personal recordings. He has documents. He has insider knowledge of all this, that America's national security was in fact compromised at the highest level. Our country was sold out, right in front of our faces. They let it happen.
And then, of course, you have the explosive new details about the phony, fake, salacious news dossier. Now, we now know that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, paid over $9 million to help fund these lies, this propaganda hit piece that the Russian government sources gave them. Now, make no mistake. This was nothing short of a collaborative effort with the Russians to manipulate the outcome of the last presidential election. And we have the proof.
Also, we have to point something out: since everyone is so worried about Russian collusion, isn't it interesting that at no point did any Democrats, my overpaid liberal media friends or Robert Mueller or members of his team, none of them -- they want to get to the truth? None of them asked the one man on this earth that knows the truth. That would know the truth. And I'm talking about the WikiLeaks founder, that's Julian Assange. He is the person, the one individual that posted the information about the DNC emails. No one ever took the time to do what we did and talk to Julian Assange. I've talked to him now on air five times. Now, because they knew what his answer would be and they didn't like it. He was telling us again and again, it was never Russia, it was never a state, that it was never a state party.
Now, all these scandals and the ensuing cover-ups add to what I am telling you now is the biggest betrayal of you, the American people that I can think of in my lifetime. The American people have now been regularly lied to. You have been misinformed. You have been propagandized by a political party and abusively biased liberal media that have literally no interest in helping the people in this country or telling you the truth. To them, everything obviously is about politics and about advancing their rigid, radical left-wing ideology.
Now, with all that said, here is all the new information we have tonight. On the fake news dossier, Hillary Clinton has been completely silent. So far Clinton has yet to say anything publicly about financing a document that used current and former Russian government sources to create the most obscene, salacious, completely fabricated accusations about Donald Trump.
Now, since Hillary Clinton is refusing to talk about her role in the dossier, we decided to reach out to Clinton's spokesperson for comment. Big surprise, they referred us to other people, including the law firm that the Clinton campaign used to fund Fusion GPS.
In a statement we did get from them it said in part, quote, "Hillary for America and the DNC complied with all campaign finance laws." Well, that's informative.
Now, Hillary's silence on this is beyond telling. Now, sources have told the New York Times that Hillary Clinton only learned about the dossier when BuzzFeed published it back in January. Really? Hillary has such a great track record of telling the truth.
Now, the current DNC chairman, he is running as far away as he can and claiming he knew nothing about it. And disgraced former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, she is saying she had no idea what was going on. And according to a report, Clinton's Campaign chairman John Podesta told Congress that he wasn't aware of any of these payments, nobody knows nothing. How is it possible then that over $9 million went out the door and people in charge had no idea that that money was being spent? But meanwhile, so many Democrats regurgitated the lies, just like the media.
Now Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced today that the FBI will cooperate with the House document request about this dossier. This is a huge development and we're going to be following that closely.
Also tonight, Fox News has learned that congressional hearings with the FBI informant who is the key witness in this Russian bribery scheme will also be with the chairman and ranking members of the committees only. And Fox News is also told that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley, he rightly is pushing for public hearings with the FBI informant.
Now, we have to remember that in each of these scandals, laws were broken. Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett has put together a list for us. Take a look at the side of the screen. These are all the laws that were potentially broken by the Clinton campaign and the DNC in the fake news dossier scandal.
And there is the Uranium One scandal. Oh, Gregg Jarrett back at work. You have federal statutes involving crimes like bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, racketeering, beyond serious stuff. This is go-to-jail type of things.
Now, we also forgot about the Clinton email server scandal. By the way, they are now up on the side of your screen. Two House committees finally this week are looking into how the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration handled these issues and for good reason. James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook, despite the overwhelming amount of evidence of wrongdoing.
So with all this new information, the big question tonight is who knew what and when?
With Uranium One, the FBI had mountains of evidence of Russian bribery. Did President Obama know about this? Was it in President Obama's daily presidential briefings? Apparently, that might have been told to the lawyer of the FBI informant.
And what did Hillary Clinton know? And when did she know? Did she know that her husband Bill Clinton was being paid double his speaking fees for a speech in Moscow? Did she know that Bill asked for permission while in Moscow to meet with Russian nuclear officials? Did she know that eventually Bill met with Putin during the trip and advocated -- this is important -- he also advocated that in fact the Uranium One deal be done and also was paid by a bank that had a financial interest in Uranium One.
So how could both of them, Obama and Clinton, ever think ever, it's a good idea to give 20 percent of America's uranium to Vladimir Putin? Now, by the way, that's the foundational material for nuclear weapons.
We need to hear from key Obama administration officials. For example like Eric Holder, what did he know and when did he know it? He was in charge of the DOJ. They're in charge of the FBI. Did he know about the evidence of Putin's network right here inside the United States, all the crimes being committed in 2009 before this Uranium One deal was approved in 2010?
Now remember, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, they were part of the committee that signed off on this deal personally. Eric Holder did. Hillary did. And there is Robert Mueller. He was the FBI director back in 2009. How inconceivable is it that he didn't know that Russian operatives were in our country, trying to break into the uranium market on behalf of Vladimir? Now, how can he possibly oversee any investigation into any Russian collusion?
Next, we've got Rod Rosenstein. He was in charge of the investigation into this Russian bribery plot. Does he not have a conflict of interest? Then we have to ask James Comey, what did he know and why didn't he act.
And there are also questions about the phony dossier. How was it possible these same people didn't think it was necessary to tell you the American people, tell Congress that the Clinton camp and the DNC paid for it? You know what? We are working hard day and night. You deserve answers to every one of these questions.
But one other important thing that we have to tell you about tonight before we bring in our guest, we now have proof that intelligence wasn't the only powerful government entity that was weaponized by the Obama administration. Now you may remember, I talked about five forces against the President. One of them is the deep state. They weaponized the power of intelligence to use against this president.
Just a few hours ago, the Department of Justice announced they reached a settlement with multiple Tea Party groups that were targeted, specifically by the Obama IRS because of their political ideology.
Now, the settlement includes payouts to several Tea Party groups and an official apology from the IRS which now admits that their actions during the Obama years was, quote, "wrong." Do you think so? Using the IRS targeting people that you don't like or agree with?
Now remember, much of this IRS weaponization occurred under the oversight of Lois Lerner while many of these Tea Party groups were in the critical initial stages of forming a resistance to the policies of Obama. That stopped them dead in their traps. And many of the Tea Party groups were prevented from organizing and instead were spending all of their time, all of their resources, all their money to combat what was persecution from a politically inspired IRS.
OK. The apology and settlement, great, but a day late and a dollar short, and Obama got a free ride in 2012 as a result. So ultimately, the Democrats got everything they wanted. The Tea Party became distracted, ultimately fractured. And President Obama was reelected for a second term in 2012.
We have a lot more. We have so much new information tonight. Joining us now from the American Center for Law and Justice and, of course, one of the president's counsels Jay Sekulow and Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett. I got so much for both of you.
You, Jay, need the first pick of victory lap.
JAY SEKULOW, AMERICAN ATTORNEY AND CHIEF COUNSEL FOR THE ACLJ: Yeah.
HANNITY: Because the ACLJ, your group where you're the chief counsel, you led this case in the IRS. They did weaponize the IRS. They did turn them against anybody that was conservative, Tea Party oriented. A big win, but Obama kind of also got what he wanted.
SEKULOW: Yeah, well, I mean look, it took three and a half years of litigation to get there. Our team did a fantastic job of litigating this. And the end result is not only an acknowledgment of the wrongdoing, but also a complete change of policies.
There will be an order signed by the court in the week or 10 days. That's going to include declaratory relief, meaning that the policies will go forward and they will not be able to do what they did, which is violate the first amendment.
And whether you're right, left or center, the idea that the government would target somebody because of the name of the organization or the political position they were espousing violates the fundamental aspects of freedom of speech, freedom of association and we've now got an agreement with that.
So it's a very good day for our clients, but, Sean, it was three and a half years. A lot of those groups as you know were not able to continue to activate. And by the way, it wasn't just Tea Party groups. There were groups where -- just because of the name that they had in their organization that were targeted for this, and really beyond the pale, but the end result was a good settlement.
HANNITY: They stopped them in their tracks, I mean, I remember in April of 2010, I was in Atlanta. It was like 25,000 people there, people all over the country, massive crowds that were energized.
HANNITY: These groups formed. They wanted to oppose Obama's policies. And they got stopped in their tracks. So this did have a big impact.
SEKULOW: We got a good -- we got the result, but the harm was done. There's no question about it. I'm glad the case is over. Glad it's resolved. Glad the government took the liability and the responsibility that they did for wrongdoing. But it took three and a half years of litigation to get there.
SEKULOW: Glad we won. Glad it got resolved. Glad General Sessions, Attorney General Sessions signed the -- moved this forward. He issued a statement today, but at the end of the day, three and a half years of litigation to do what? Defend a fundamental right and the first amendment, should have never happened in the first place.
HANNITY: All right, Gregg, let's start with the laws -- by the way you're an amazing -- I love the fact that you are so organized as a lawyer. Sean, here are the laws in this case. Sean, here -- you're a great partner to have on the show. We appreciate it.
GREGG JARRETT, AMERICAN NEWS ANCHOR AND COMMENTATOR: Thank you.
HANNITY: Laws potentially broken in the Uranium One deal. Let's put them up on the screen so our audience can understand it. Explain it. Let's start there because this .
HANNITY: We sold out national security.
JARRETT: This is huge. The first six statutes on the screen are the anti- corruption pay-to-play statutes. You cannot use your public office, secretary of state to confer a benefit to a foreign government in exchange for money. The evidence appears to be there, and because she used her charity allegedly, that would be racketeering, which the government goes after organized crime and the Mafia for that.
HANNITY: OK. Now, and so all of these statutes, these are real crimes -- I keep saying we can't have a two-tier justice system.
HANNITY: We can't have one justice system for the Clintons that mishandled, destroyed classified top secret special access program information, all of these issues involving the kickbacks, the paybacks, the pay-to-play.
HANNITY: So the question is how do we -- how did they get away with it and do you think they slide this time?
JARRETT: The Clintons are escape artists that would make Houdini proud. Whenever they are caught dangling their feet over the edge of illegality, they usually dummy up. Hillary Clinton, I'll give you an example, interviewed by the FBI said 39 times, I cannot recall. It was so short because she could only recall her name and date of birth.
We knew that she pretends like she is dumber than a bucket of hair when it serves her purpose and the brightest person in the room when it helps her.
HANNITY: Let's go to the dossier crimes and the scandal according to them. We'll put them up in the screen here. This dossier is getting to be a bigger .
HANNITY: Because they paid $9 million.
JARRETT: Right. You can't pay millions of dollars to foreign nationals because that's against the federal election law, as you can see here. And you can't hide it by filing false or misleading reports.
Now, I've been hearing Democrats say, oh, those are just civil penalties. They are not. The government produces a book, it's 319 pages, outlining the federal election laws and all those who have been criminally prosecuted and ended up in prison.
HANNITY: And quickly, the laws potentially broken in the email scandal which now thankfully, finally this week they're back to this.
JARRETT: The Espionage Act, two counts which were tortured and twisted by James Comey. And then the other two is removing classified materials from a government building, the final one there, destroying 33,000 documents.
HANNITY: That's called obstruction.
JARRETT: Yeah. And --
HANNITY: And there were subpoenaed documents.
JARRETT: By Congress.
HANNITY: All right, Jay, let me go back to you.
HANNITY: When you look at Uranium One, you look at the Russian dossier. Here is my question and what mind goes on this. So the dossier, they have the former MI6 guy.
HANNITY: Fusion GPS. He is paying Russians for phony information.
HANNITY: And then I've got to wonder, was that the information, because Sara Carter and John Solomon reported that there were FISA warrants, and other-- I'm wondering, wow, could they have used phony Russia propaganda to get .
HANNITY: Yeah, go ahead.
SEKULOW: Yeah, well, let me tell you something. If in fact the dossier was the basis upon which a FISA warrant was issued, you're talking about a whole host of legal issues that Gregg will have to do another chart, because you're talking about going to a court which is a FISA court, it's a court and getting a warrant to basically eavesdrop, tap, listen in on conversations based on a document that was not only unverified, as James Comey said, by the way, salacious and unverified. His own words, but ask this question, why was the FBI considering paying for it at some point in this process? So that question has to be asked. And I go back to this whole concept, which is something we've been talking about for a long time and that is, if this dossier was a political creature which we now know it is, no question about it. They call it opposition research. But if Christopher Steele was utilizing Russian assets to get this information and then of course it's been as James Comey said, unverified and they went to court to get FISA warrants, you're raising a whole host of civil liberty issues and who knows what they did and what they said to that court.
HANNITY: It would be inadmissible in a court of law.
SEKULOW: Well, I'd file motions to suppress the subpoenas that have been issued in the documents that were resulted.
SEKULOW: I would file those motions.
HANNITY: I can name names tonight of people that would be real happy (INAUDIBLE).
JARRETT: The FBI has become this all powerful renegade deep state agency. They covered up the dossier information. They covered up the Uranium One information, now--
HANNITY: That includes Mueller and that includes (INAUDIBLE).
JARRETT: Oh yeah. And that includes Comey.
JARRETT: And Andrew Weissmann. All four are on this Trump-Russia investigation and they are so compromised here that they need to start answering questions before Congress.
HANNITY: All Right. We thank you both. We're only getting started. So much more coming up. Stay with us.
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SARAH SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: If there was anyone that was colluding with the Russians to influence the election, look no further than the Clintons, look no further than the DNC. This is hypocrisy at its highest level. And I think it may be a new low in American politics.
Everything that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were falsely accusing this president of doing over the past year, they were actually doing themselves it turns out, and I think that this is a major scandal for the Democrats.
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HANNITY: Everything they were accusing the White House of they were guilty of on steroids and human growth hormone. That was White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticizing the Democrats over their own collusion with Russia on a massive scale during the 2016 presidential election.
Here now on the Hill is John Solomon, from Circa News Sara Carter, also the attorney that is now representing this all-important FBI informant, Victoria Toensing is with us. Before we get everyone's reaction, we did reach out to the American lobbying firm, APCO Worldwide, mentioned in Sara's report ing.
This was last Thursday. They provided us with the following statement, quote, "The assertions in the piece published in Circa are false and unfounded, our work, which was publicly disclosed seven years ago, helped continue a Bush-era initiative to strengthen our domestic nuclear energy industry. It had nothing to do with the Clintons."
Sara, I want to get your response to that first.
SARA CARTER, NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT FOR CIRCA: Yes. I actually prepared a response to that and I want to read it to you, Sean. I emphasized that APCO Worldwide Inc.'s position that there was no relation between their lobbying and consulting efforts for the Russian nuclear company, that's what they stated in our story. And we kept to that, and their in kind work for the Clinton Global Initiative. I also stated their position that their work was unrelated to the acquisition of Uranium One, which is what they claimed by their parent company and their client.
I just laid out the facts. I stand by the integrity of the story and I will continue to follow the developments wherever they lead. That's my job. Stating the facts and wherever those lead, we will go.
HANNITY: Right. Victoria, you are now representing the client that knew FBI -- how many years was he involved and looking into this effort by Putin and Russia to infiltrate the uranium market in America?
VICTORIA TOENSING, LAWYER: From 2009 until 2014 when they finally indicted the two individuals.
HANNITY: And in 2009, he had, according to reports of John and Sara, he had documents, emails, his own personal experience and even recorded conversations. Is that true?
TOENSING: Yes, the FBI recorded conversations. And he has records of those. But they took them back. In fact, I want to tell you that my latest request to some Congressional Committees today was to ask them to send a letter of preservation to the FBI for all the evidence that they accumulated in these cases.
That's a typical legal maneuver that you do -- I shouldn't call it a maneuver, it's a typical legal request that you make when you alert somebody that they may be an adversarial party, you see you keep all of the evidence because if you destroy it, it's obstruction.
HANNITY: Wow. How soon do you think we will be hearing from this all- important client of yours?
TOENSING: That's a really good question, because the people need to understand the process. Right now, he is putting together, organizing all of his documents. It's going to take him a couple of weeks.
And then I will meet with him. And we will prepare and we will be very organized in how we can make a presentation. Then we will meet with Committee staff, maybe some members, but certainly it will be low-key and it will not be in the public. There will be no klieg lights.
It will be just an -- sort of an introduction between my client and the Congressional Committee to see what there is.
HANNITY: And, John, let me go to your reporting and Sara's reporting.
JOHN SOLOMON, MEDIA EXECUTIVE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT THE HILL: Sure.
HANNITY: He will present evidence that he knew in 2009 of bribery, of kickbacks, of extortion, of money laundering, racketeering. If you knew that in 2009, we go back to the fundamental question. I think it would be dumb under any circumstances to give Vladimir Putin, a hostile actor and a bad guy, 20 percent of our uranium.
But knowing all of this, how could anybody logically make that decision? It doesn't make sense on paper. Moneywise it doesn't make sense.
SOLOMON: Well, there are four decisions that ultimately occurred in the Obama Administration, from the time the informant found the criminal wrongdoing and when the Justice Department finally brought the charges in 2014.
Four very important lucrative decisions for the Russian nuclear industry. The first we know about is Uranium One, it has been written about a lot. The second one was the establishment of a commercial agreement. It was a U.S.-Russia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.
It really opened the door to a lot more business and a lot more dialogue between the United States and Russia. The third was approval of a deal involving the United States enrichment Corp, opening the door for them to do direct business with Rosatom, the big nuclear company. All these things are going on. On the face they may seem fine to people unless you know the company involved in it is engaged in this wrongdoing. That's the part that is such great concern to congress. Nobody knew there was wrongdoing going on while these decisions are being made.
SEAN HANNITY, THE SEAN HANNITY SHOW HOST: And Sara, with your reporting too. What have we learned? This was designed by Vladimir Putin. He had agents within this country. Working all these, using all these illegal activity to get what John is describing.
SARA CARTER, CIRCA NEWS: Yes, he wanted to penetrate the American market. Not only was he searching for a global place -- you know, marketplace, but he specifically wanted to penetrate the American market, and that's what he did. And I think as Victoria, through her client, will begin to unravel -- possibly some of these threads we'll see a lot more. It wasn't just in 2009 when the client began to work undercover. But previous to 2009, that the FBI had gathered enough evidence to show that it was happening either before 2009, this was a long, well thought methodical plan by Vladimir Putin to penetrate the U.S. market. And I think as the information continues to develop, we'll unravel those pieces of those threads for the American public.
HANNITY: And Victoria, can I -- I know you have to protect your client, and I don't want you to step outside, and I know you wouldn't in any way. Was he aghast knowing what he knows that all of these was going down in spite of all that he knew what was happening?
VICTORIA TOESING, ATTORNEY: Well, he was furious. He was furious when the CFIUS decision was made to sell to the Russian companies the 20 percent of our uranium. And he asked the people -- the FBI person, what' going on? Why are they doing this?
HANNITY: And it got slacked with an NDA.
TOENSING: I'll tell you what he said in another time.
HANNITY: Can you give me a hint?
TOENSING: That the FBI person was just as frustrated as my client. No, he said politics.
TOENSING: He said politics.
HANNITY: That's a powerful statement. John, what can we expect next?
SOLOMON: You know, there's going to be a lot of activity that has to go on in these congressional investigations. We remember during email scandal, the destruction of evidence. Remember the Blackberries being smashed with hammers, things being erased. I think these committees are going to want to put out subpoenas or request for documents or preservation orders, to make sure that things in the dossier case and FBI case don't get destroyed, get misplaced, get lost. And then people have to prepare. They have to find out what did the FBI know. What does the state department know? What does the congress department know, so they can start to build this moment where this great informant is going to come forward and begin to talk about what he witnessed undercover.
HANNITY: All right. You guys have all been amazing in so many ways and have worked so hard. Sara, we're so very grateful. John, thank you. Victoria, always good to see you. And we look forward to these coming days and weeks. When we come back, the man who broke the story, Peter Schweizer, and Sebastian Gorka, and Laura Ingraham -- by the way, go to my twitter page right now @seanhannity, we want to hear from you. Does Hillary Clinton need to come clean? Do you think people are going to go to jail over this? At Sean Hannity, twitter. And Laura Ingraham, Sebastian Gorka and Peter Schweizer, next.
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UNINDENTIFIED MALE: Don't you think it was really been important for the Congress to know back in January, when we were first briefed on this Trump dossier that it was actually paid for by the opposition party? So the people that made the Russians successful are the Democrats, and the people who've continued this nonsense over and over and over again, looking for Russians behind every tree.
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HANNITY: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, giving his thoughts on the fake news, anti-Trump dossier that was funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Only one of those scandals now surrounding the entire Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, the media, the other being, of course, the Uranium One deal, involving allegations now of bribery, and corruptions, and kickbacks, and all sorts of other things.
Joining us now, well, he was the first person who exposed the Uranium One issue, the author of the number one New York Times best seller, "Clinton Cash," he's also the president of the government accountability institute, Peter Schweizer.
Is it worse than what you knew at the time? And as much as how the government actually knew about all of these crimes committed by Putin operatives inside the country? Do you know that part.
PETER SCHWEIZER, AUTHOR: It is. Yes, it is, Sean. I'll say it's very interesting to see what this witness is going to tell us about bribery, because it's worth recalling that Uranium One, this company started in 2005, and it started when the Clintons helped this Canadian billionaire acquire uranium assets in Kazakhstan. Bill Clinton went over there. He sweet talked the dictator, Nazarbavev. What was Hillary Clinton's role? Well, we've actually have testimonies in a form of a deposition from the guy running the cause uranium program at the time and he says that the Kazak prime minister went to the U.S. senate, wanted to meet with Hillary Clinton who's on the senate arm services committee, and she refused to meet with him until the uranium concession was granted. So we already have this case of pressure and then after he got this uranium concession, he gave $30 million to the Clinton Foundation.
HANNITY: The money came was washed through Latvia or some other place? And it was actually Russia paying the Clinton Foundation. We know there's money laundering.
SCHWEIZER: Yeah. That comes later. That's part of this current scandal that I think the eyewitness is going to testify to. But the point is that we already have testimony from foreign government officials that there was pressure. We know that as soon as Giustra out this uranium concession, he said his first donation ever $30 million to the Clinton Foundation, and it sort of took off from there. So when Hillary Clinton says in 2010, a couple years later, Uranium One, this Russia deal, I didn't know anything about it. She was intimately involved with this company over the last five years. We have testimony of foreign officials saying so.
HANNITY: Let me bring former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka. I did mean to introduce you, and I just got ahead of myself, as I often do. I apologize. Dr. Gorka, I want to look big picture here. And I thought Sarah Sanders said this very well, and I take it a step further. Everything that they tried to say about Donald Trump and his campaign, they're guilty of. But I'll add on steroids and human growth hormones. That they sold out America's security in this case. Give me the big picture take away from this because now the media has gone silent on Russia, virtually silent.
SEBASTIAN GORKA, FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT: Here's the big picture take away, Sean. For more than a year, the fake news industrial complex, and the Democrats, and Hillary, and Podesta, and Ben Rhodes, have been slinging filth against the president and against his team. None of it has stuck. But in the last week, we've had an explosion of scandals that all are true and that all go back to the DNC and to Hillary. And the trouble is, Sean, you have to do a massive service because you're the only people. It's you, it's Sarah, it's Solomon, it's Peter, but that's it. And there's so many scandals. We have to separate them.
Number one, there's the Uranium One deal. That's treasonous, OK? We have to deal with that. Second, there's the doggie dossier which is about Russian disinformation being used to slander Donald Trump. And then, thirdly, there's James Comey using that disinformation to create a special prosecutor trigger that is used to investigate the president. And then, lastly, the fourth story is Fusion GPS. How many stories are out there that are fake that came from Moscow, and which were peddled by Fusion GPS into the left wing media. That's four scandals in one week, Sean.
HANNITY: The Russians lied to impact the election. The Russian infiltrated our national security to corner the uranium market and they succeeded, and they knew all the crimes that were committed.
GORKA: If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now. The Rosenberg's, OK? This is equivalent to what the Rosenberg's did, and those people got the chair. Think about it. Giving away nuclear capabilities to our enemies, that's what we're talking about.
HANNITY: All right. Last word, our friend, Peter.
SCHWEIZER: Well, look, I think it's going to be amazingly important for that information to be preserved by the FBI. I think this eyewitness needs to be protected. And I think we're going to see a lot more coming out on Clinton pay to play. I think Gregg Jarrett is right. There's major legal problems for the Clintons when it comes to violating federal law.
HANNITY: I've got to tell you, it is the most unbelievable. It's almost -- if it was a novel, I wouldn't believe it. It takes you that far. Selling out national security, then literally using Russian lies to impact the election, propagandizing the American people. You guys have been phenomenal. Good work. We're going to stay on it. Thank you, both. We appreciate it.
Laura Ingraham. I thought she supposed to have a show here at Fox. Where is she? Oh, she's joining us next, straight ahead.
HANNITY: As we continue, joining us now with reaction to all these scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, including, yeah, Russia lies, impact and all -- an election. The author of this book is amazing, Billionaire at the Barricades, and I assumed, maybe -- and I think the year is 2020, she'll be the host of a brand new Fox News show, "The Ingraham Angle," which --
LAURA INGRAHAM, "THE INGRAHAM ANGLE" HOST: Monday.
HANNITY: You'll start Monday.
INGRAHAM: Monday, yeah.
HANNITY: I know you're number one on the New York best-sellers listing, and I know you're doing great. Here's the problem, we're waiting. When do we get the Ingraham Angle?
INGRAHAM: We're doing angle on the pencils in my office across the hall.
INGRAHAM: We've got the staplers. Just as soon as the stapler.
HANNITY: And you'll be firing, like, you know, pencil darts at my head. As if I don't have enough enemies. Thank you, very much.
INGRAHAM: We're good.
HANNITY: I just can't get over how they used Russian lies with Fusion GPS to influence the election, and how everybody now has gone silent on Russia. Now that they know -- and we've been saying this is going to boomerang back. Never mind they knew Putin had infiltrated the country and everybody had knowledge of it, the FBI had it, Eric Holder had it. The president probably had it, Obama and his presidential daily briefings. I cannot believe the degree of lying, hypocrisy and, frankly, they put this country in danger.
INGRAHAM: When you think about it, Sean, going back to the '90s, I had like a flashback of all the dirty politicking and the dirty campaigning, and the use of private investigators the Clintons utilized back in the '90s. Remember the name Terry Linzer? He was the guy who was like going through people's garbage. This is what.
INGRAHAM: This is what they do. This is what they've always done. And now they've taken it to an international intrigue degree involving the former Soviet Union. And when you have a Kremlin written dossier that is compiled by the Christopher Steele, fellow, and he puts it altogether. But all the dirty lurid fake details are provided by Russia. The idea that the highest level of the Clinton campaign, and perhaps, even Hillary herself didn't know about its provenance? Didn't know where it came from? That's just doesn't pass the straight face test. I mean, I guess we have to hear from Mrs. Clinton. I want a real interview with her. Not an interview with a favorable journalist. But she should come on and talk to a serious journalist about what she knew.
HANNITY: Laura, that's never going to happen.
INGRAHAM: Well, she's afraid.
HANNITY: Well, of course. And she's compromised. I mean, she was lashing out at -- by name, Fox News Channel by name just this week. What about this uranium model. I want to get your take on Uranium One. Under any circumstances would any smart person ever give Vladimir 20 percent of our uranium? And then you look at, they knew he had Russian operatives in the country, and that was their goal to corner the market, and they had an informant inside telling them about everything they're doing, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, all of those. How could this possibly happen?
INGRAHAM: All of that that you just said, Sean, and then add the fact that we have this committee on foreign investments. The CFIUS board, which includes pretty much the entire cabinet of the Obama administration. Obviously, Hillary sits on it, and the department of justice, secretary of state, they all sit on this committee. Now, you could pull -- ten people right across the street at Union Station, the train station in Washington, who don't know anything about politics, but if you ask them, OK, we could approve or disapprove of Russia getting 20 percent of our uranium that could be used for nuclear weapons, nuclear power, do you think that's a good idea? I bet, 10 out of 10, maybe 9, if you consider a drunk guy on the street.
HANNITY: Probably one of them is going to be liberal Joe Scarborough. You know, he doesn't have a brain.
HANNITY: But what you have here is they knew Vladimir Putin had infiltrated the country, had spies in the country, was doing illegal activities in the country, and top of them never being smart enough not to do it ever, but they all approved it anyway. And then the money comes back. I don't understand -- at least understand liberal logic. There's nothing here that makes any sense except that they sold out the country, a massive appeasement mentality, and that they're corrupt.
INGRAHAM: Well, it's corrupt to the core, perhaps other financial interests that we don't know about. I think there's a lot that we just don't know. I think there're a lot of pieces to this puzzle, Sean, that we still don't know. We did not have a justice department that really wanted to be transparent in the way they handled this case, a case that has many different aspects to it. They didn't want an informant to testify to congress. There was no real congressional oversight in this deal. Again, on its face it's ludicrous that we ever would have approved it. Just on its face. But the fact that they're accusing Trump of collusion when all this was happening? That is what truly makes, I think, Americans were tuned into this, really sick.
HANNITY: Well, congrats on the book, "Billionaires at the Barricades," New York Times best seller.
INGRAHAM: Thank you.
HANNITY: Are you really showing up to work Monday, or this all one big joke? Because I've never seen you sign a contract and never show up to work. You never show up to work. What is up with that?
INGRAHAM: Maybe the week after. I'm just doing a very Zen approach to my Fox show. I have breathing exercises.
HANNITY: You're like O'Reilly, but O'Reilly took off, but he'd work here 20 years. You've taken as many days-off as him. What is that all about?
INGRAHAM: Now that is a low blow. I'm working hard across the hall on my desk.
HANNITY: OK. So we're going to really see you Monday, you promise.
INGRAHAM: Monday. And are you going to pass? Are we going to pass.
HANNITY: Oh, I'm going to pass. I'm going to say.
INGRAHAM: Hand me something.
HANNITY: Kilmeade will fill in because Kilmeade is on every other hour of the day, so. All right. "The Ingraham Angle" starts Monday, "Billionaire at the Barricades," a brand new show we hope you'll be watching. We'll continue.
HANNITY: All right. After two years, special project, by the way, where are my glasses? Tomorrow is finally the day -- I want my glasses. Yes, it was an accent. That you get to see it, award winning film, I'm so proud of it, the executive producer. The movie is called" Let There Be Light," in theaters all across America. You can find viewing location. I hope you'll go. You can take your whole family. At Hannity.com, or lettherebelightmovie.com. Take a look.
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HANNITY: Now I promise it will touch your heart, your mind, and I think your soul. We're very proud of the project. You can get information about where it's playing in theaters, hannity.com and lettherebelightmovie.com. And I hope you go. Tell your friends, I hope you enjoy it.
Anyway, Harris Faulkner is in at 10, next. Maybe Laura will be here Monday. See you back here tomorrow.
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