Lieberman: Government can't afford everything Democrats are promising

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," March 11, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And welcome to "Hannity."

A big weekend celebration for the radical, socialist, far left Democrats in this country. There she is. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggesting that this great country of ours is garbage, that capitalism is redeemable, Ronald Reagan and FDR's New Deal was racist.

You know, fake news chief, CNN president Jeff Zucker trashing Fox News and everyone who works here. I have a response for him tonight.

Also, known liar Adam, well, shifty, cowardly Schiff, he sent supporters out a letter, a desperate plea for help, begging for money, using my name, trying to raise money on my name, because we dare to call him out, we will call him out again tonight.

And stay tuned, because we'll cover this very important Hannity Watch on the sad state of this Democratic Party. It's also a dangerous state. We start with the speaker of the house in name only, Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with "The Washington Post", Pelosi said impeaching President Trump is just not worth it because the process is too divisive.

Here's my message tonight. Do not ever believe a single word she says.  Pelosi now presides over what is the most radical extreme group of socialist Democrats that have ever existed. That includes socialist members of Congress that we know want to get rid of oil and gas, the lifeblood of our economy. All gas-powered cars, cows and planes in the next ten years and tell everybody it's free. Everything's free, whether you're willing or unwilling to work.

And breaking tonight -- well, the person that's really leading the Democratic Party, Ocasio-Cortez, she doesn't think Trump's impeachment is off the table. I believe her more than Pelosi. Pelosi is utterly controlled by these new radicals. And she knows her power is in jeopardy every day. She will go with their every whim.

And I have a message for those that think, oh, socialism is so cool, everything's free. Well, Democratic genius Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, over the weekend, she took a plane. You know, we're not supposed to have those in 10 or 12 years -- well, the world's going to end in 12 years, where she offered her expertise on a variety of issues at the South by Southwest Festival, it's a liberal festival.

Naturally, she found time to bash capitalism and America in the process.  Let's take a look.


REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, D-N.Y.: Capitalism isn't -- to me, it's an ideology of capital. It puts capital, the most important thing is the concentration of capital and it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else and we seek it at any human and environmental cost. That is what that means. And to me, that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed.


HANNITY: Yes, an irredeemable system that has lifted more people out of poverty than any other system in the history of mankind on earth, an economic system that has drastically improved the quality of life for hundreds and hundreds of millions of Americans over time, billions of others trying to duplicate our system around the world. But Ocasio-Cortez, she wants to trade it in for a socialist system, like, what, Venezuela?  North Korea? Cuba? The former Soviet Union?

And that's not all. Ocasio-Cortez also went onto suggest that the United States, it's pretty unbelievable, is we're basically a garbage country.  Take a look.


OCASIO-CORTEZ: We've strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful and just and good and equitable and productive. And so, I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like 10 percent better from garbage is -- shouldn't be what we settle for.


HANNITY: In reality, the only things 10 percent better than garbage in this country are some of these ridiculous ideas. And the sad and scary part is, these beliefs are shared by, what, 2020 presidential candidates, over a hundred Democrats now.

And like any far left extremist, the lawmakers use would not be complete without everyone thinking everyone pretty much is a racist. And during her remarks, she called FDR's New Deal racist, even suggesting Ronald Reagan is a racist. Take a look.


OCASIO-CORTEZ: A perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted what working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans in order to just screw over all working class Americans is --


OCASIO-CORTEZ: -- is Reaganism in the '80s when he started talking about welfare queen. Because this one specific group of people that you were already kind of subconsciously prime to resent, you give them a different reason that's not explicit racism, but still rooted in a racist caricature.


HANNITY: Let's recap. Ocasio Cortez, the new radical extreme, socialist Democrats enlightening the crowd at the South by Southwest festival. But by calling Reagan a racist, FDR a racist, suggesting the United States is based on a garbage system, and she wants you, the American people, to hand over the keys to your private businesses, your private property. She wants government control of the means of production.

Literally, she wants state control of all health care. How did Obamacare work out?

And all energy? We're going to be -- no oil or gas in ten years. Good luck. And she wants to tell every business how to operate. Oh, boy.

And according to her, her government knows best. Not you, not we, not the American people, not the people who risk reward, incentive, and create goods and services that make our lives easier and better, that people want, need, and desire. She and her colleagues know better, which is a pretty disturbing concept because she actually had a business. We found out today she owes nearly $1,900 in back taxes over her small defunct business that she founded in 2012.

Remember, socialism is all about do as I say, not as I do. And you're always generous with other people's money. We're all supposed to pay taxes, not them. She's just in government to reap the rewards. We'll have more on this coming up tonight.

First, I want to turn our focus to the arm of the Democratic Party, and that, of course, is fake news, all over the place. But in this particular case, fake news CNN. Now, the network will soon be facing a whopping $250 million lawsuit for its willful smears, slander, besmirchment, libel of a Covington high school student Nick Sandmann.

I'm going to make a prediction. CNN is going to lose a fortune. You know attorney Lin Wood. He's been on the show. He will crush them.

Their public vilification of a young 16-year-old high school student who did nothing wrong, showed incredible grace under pressure, was nothing short of a disgrace. His life will never be the same.

But their rush to judgment -- it wasn't just the media. It went on for more than two days. And don't forget, CNN singled out Sandmann. Why? He was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, the new trigger for the extreme left.

Now, recently, CNN president, professional Trump hater, one who presides overall of those lies against the 16-year-old, he emerged from his glass house, had the gall to call the FOX News Channel a propaganda outlet.

Jeff, I have a message for you. How about a public apology from you and your on-air talent, if you want to call them talent, your networks, your disgusting rush to judgment, your smearing, your slandering? Let's just stay with a 16-year-old kid and your network's hatred of Trump which caused this because that's all you cover every second of every day. And you also said the employees who work here, my friends and colleagues, support a place that has done tremendous damage to the country.

Look at the damage you did to that 16-year-old. Would you like it if it was your kid? That from Zucker, the head of the New York that literally hates Trump so much they'll go after a 16-year-old and not ask a single question about whether what they hear and see, a snippet is true, like the fake story. Let's go through CNN's history about Trump.

Remember Trump and the prime minister feeding the fish in the pond. Yes, they got that wrong.

Or CNN fake news story about Trump and WikiLeaks? Yes, wrong again.

Or the fake news story about Trump and Russia that forced three CNN journalists to resign? Wrong.

Or the fake news story about Sessions and Russia that they were forced to walk back? Wrong again.

Or the fake news story predicting that Comey would refute Trump? Nope.  And FOX -- and fake news goes on and on and on, every day, every hour, conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory -- all driven by an irrational rage and hatred for President Trump. Did they ever tell one success story, record low unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian- Americans, women in the workplace, millions out of poverty off of food stamps? Every second, hour, every day, every year for three years.

Now, sadly, this hatred, it's only the tip of the iceberg. Journalism is dead. Their anti-Trump obsessive coverage is impossible to watch, which is probably why so few Americans actually watch. All right?

We've got the video proof. As Warner Wolf used to say, let's go to the videotape.













UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Russia investigation.




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The stormy saga.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Stormy Daniels affair.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Adult film stars Stormy Daniels.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is there a difference if the president said (EXPLETIVE DELETED) hole, (EXPLETIVE DELETED) house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you think these countries (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

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HANNITY: The really sad part of what they call is news, we know it's not, is that many people sadly around the world -- we see a bigger picture here.  They see America through the lens of CNN International and their coverage, pretty wide-reaching, as they were the first cable news -- so-called news network on the market. They're giving the world a very distorted, perverted view of our country every single day.

They never talk about America's greatness, America's success, the president's success. Just hate Trump all day long. That's what the world sees through the CNN lens.

And, of course, in addition to their obsessive coverage, we know that fake news CNN also utilizes bias of omission, again to malign the president.  Look at this study from "NewsBusters". CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "The Situation Room", frequently promoted the congressional Democrats' frivolous and wrong investigations into the president. Last week, Blitzer found time to ask 86 uncritical questions about the investigation while asking only three that challenge the never-ending inquiries, in spite of all of the news we had last week.

If Zucker really wants to see propaganda, just look at your own network because that's all you are. And while Zucker and his fake news minions are busy hating all things Trump all the time, they also continue to provide 24/7 cover for the collusion conspiracy theorist Adam Schiff. We change gears.

Adam Schiff sent out a fundraising letter this weekend. Literally his team, Team Adam, they're begging, they're pleading for help, all because of this show and that we dared to tell the truth and call out his constant lying and leaking in a new fundraiser ploy. There's Adam, well, at least we call him the cowardly Schiff, because he won't come on the program.

But he's begging supporters to pitch in at least 5 bucks, please, to send a message to Hannity after he dedicated 40 minutes of his show covering the cowardly Schiff. And add to the quote, trust us, Adam isn't about to back down because of Sean Hannity. That's part of all this is cowardly Schiff, we've offered him the full hour, even after liberal Bill Maher told him to do it.

Congressman, I'll give you three hours, too, on my radio show on 610 of the best radio stations in the country. So, you clearly watch the show.  You're now using my show to beg for money from your adoring fans.

Come on the program. I'll give you the full hour. Three hours of my radio show.

I will point out every single lie, every piece of propaganda, misinformation that you have been peddling for two straight years. And guess what? We have every lie of yours chronicled, every TV appearance chronicled.

We will expose your efforts to undercut this democracy and undermine the president and say things that are just false, like reportedly sending staff -- oh, let's see, why did your staff meet with Michael Cohen for ten hours before his recent testimony? Oh, that doesn't sound -- that's not witness tampering is it? Does that sound a little bit like collusion?

And, of course, that's nothing for Schiff because he's the one guy we have on tape really colluding with the Russians so that he can impact the electoral process in this country. It's amazing this is on tape. Will somebody please send this to Robert Mueller? Maybe he missed it. Take a look.


PRANKSER: And she met with Trump and she brought him one Russian girl celebrity, Olga Buzova, who also known as a person with a strange reputation.

REP. ADAM SCHIFF, D-CALIF.: Olga -- and how do you spell her name?

PRANKSTER: Olga Buzova.

SCHIFF: And what's the nature of the Kompromat?

PRANKSTER: Well, there were pictures of naked Trump.

SCHIFF: And so Putin was made aware of the availability of the comprising material?

PRANKSTER: Yes, of course.

SCHIFF: Thank you very much. We will be back in touch with you through our staff to make arrangements to obtain these materials for our committee and for the FBI. And I appreciate you reaching out to us.


HANNITY: Naked Trump pictures and Vladimir Putin knows about it?

By the way, it was -- he got set up, but he thought he was talking to a real Russian. This like Obama didn't know his mic was hot, tell Vladimir Putin I'll have a lot more flexibility after the election. Tell him we can do the deal then, but we won't tell the American people.

So, you can see the hate Trump mob that want to do anything, everything to try to take down this president, like making materially false statements to a FISA court. We're now getting all the confirmation I told you what was coming, tick tock, of what "The Hill's" John Solomon reported months ago surrounding the dirty Steele dossier.

According to newly released testimony, Bruce Ohr warned the top FBI brass, yes, Christopher Steele hated the president, that the dossier was tainted with an anti-Trump bias, that was it never verified, it was never corroborated. Now, you got to give Steele some credit because he managed to get paid by a Russian oligarch, the FBI, Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC, all for the same dossier that he doesn't even stand by himself.  Pretty amazing job if you can get it.

Now, in the 2016 FISA application against Carter Page, it reads, quote: The FBI is unaware of derogatory information pertaining to Christopher Steele.  Lie. It gives us some of the most damning evidence yet.

The top officials inside, upper echelon, not rank and file, the FBI, DOJ, they made materially false statements to the FISA court. They purposely withheld information. They committed a conspiracy of fraud against an American citizen sent, denying that citizen of their constitutional rights, all to get an opportunity to spy on the Trump campaign through an associate, at the height of the 2016 election.

Then they leaked all the lies to you, we the people, so that it would influence your vote. Russian paid for lies to influence the vote.

Let not your heart be troubled. Tonight, my sources are again confirming to me that those who broke the law, those that abused power, they are going to be held accountable. So far, we've not been wrong.

Here with us now, Fox News contributor, former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer, Salem radio nationally syndicated host, Larry Elder.

I don't know where to start. Maybe we can start in Austin, Ari, or maybe start with fake news CNN or maybe we can start with Adam Schiff or maybe start with the real Russia collusion. I think that tape's pretty damning.  Why didn't Mueller investigate that?

ARI FLEISCHER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: You know, they're all tied together, Sean. It's all part of Trump derangement syndrome which replaced policy making in the hearts and souls of most of the Democrats and that's the problem that they have. I think this explains Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements that she has made, and half the Democrats are making these statements well.

But what really is troubling now, though, is how socialism has found a happy home inside a major American political party's leadership. And it has become the dog wagging the tail. That's the problem the Democrats have and the hatred for Trump, the ideology.

And if anything's going to boost the president's reelection, it's going to be the Democrats more than anything else.

HANNITY: I don't even think they can pull back from it at this point, Larry. I think this is now etched in. This is -- like the president, I believe, has forever branded these fake news networks for what they are. I don't think that -- that positioning is ever going to go away because there's so many examples of the fraud they commit and the agenda they're advancing, and not about news.

LARRY ELDERS, SALEM RADIO NATIONALLY SYNDICATED HOST: Also, Sean, I would add one of the reasons they can't pull back is because they know they created Donald Trump. Remember, at first, they gave him all this free publicity. Arianna Huffington and "Huffington Post" wouldn't even cover him in the news section because she thought he was a joke.

So, the media gave Donald Trump all this air time, all this uncritical airtime. He got bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger. They kept talking about how low his ceiling was, how long his ceiling was. Uh-oh, he won the nomination. Uh-oh, he won the presidency.

And in my opinion, the left wing media have been trying to make up for it ever since then.

HANNITY: Yes, they really are.

All right. So, the best thing to me that I think the president can do, Ari, you've dealt with fake news, you've dealt with hostile media. Anyone that ever did that job, I don't know how you did it.

FLEISCHER: I love it.

HANNITY: I don't think it would end well if I ever got that job. Just guessing.


HANNITY: Or Larry, either. You're laughing, but you know better than I am --

ELDER: Give me the job. Give me the job. I'd love it.

HANNITY: Please?


HANNITY: But with all that said, we do have an information crisis. I pointed out all the instances they've been wrong. You know, but this $250 million lawsuit, I know Lin Wood. Lin Wood is going to crush them. What they did was awful to this 16-year-old kid.

FLEISCHER: Wouldn't it be amazing in the Supreme Court case known as the New York Times v. Sullivan, which is based on the Pentagon Papers some 40 years ago gets overturned as a result of a 16-year-old because the networks couldn't control themselves, the media went too far. What's happened is the media, to protect their ability to be tough on government people, think they have an unfettered license to be tough on everybody.

And that's what New York Times v. Sullivan held up. It's about time that case gets revisited. In the hands of a 16-year-old who was dealt the worst type of journalist coverage, the worst type of negativity, malice. Why?  Because he was wearing a MAGA hat. This is all part of the Trump derangement syndrome.

You know, as you know, there are times I've been very critical of the president.

HANNITY: It's a trigger, Ari.

FLEISCHER: Times, I'm supportive of the president. But I always try to be fair. I'm more fair that most of the --

HANNITY: You love your country.

FLEISCHER: -- networks out there, and most of the cable outlets out there because I'm willing to see things from both directions. They've lost their ability to see things from both directions.

HANNITY: Listen, anybody can disagree on policy. I know, I have conservative friends, Larry, that disagree with the style of Trump. I'm a New Yorker. I like that he's fighting hard and that our enemies believe it and countries he's negotiating believe it.

Nikki Haley was very insightful about that. But I got to tell you, they can't find a single thing that's good about this man, with all the economic records set. Say what you will about North Korea, they're not firing rockets, and we have hostages and remains home. That's good for American.

ELDERS: Right. Of course it is. And the Pew Research found that 94 percent of the articles about Donald Trump were negative.

Jill Abramson, the former managing editor of The New York Times, she's written a book criticizing The New York Times coverage of Donald Trump.  She said some of the headlines really are opinions, they aren't facts. So, you even have people in the news media criticizing the way the media has gone into Trump derangement syndrome. Only 7 percent of reporters self described as Republicans. I mean, 93 percent call themselves something else.

That's not healthy. That's not fair and balance. People aren't really getting facts. And I think most of the American people are increasingly skeptical about the news and are more likely to call it fake news than ever before.

We talk about Trump's numbers. Look at the media's numbers. They're much worse than Trump's.

HANNITY: Yes, all right. You guys, awesome analysis. Great to see you both. Only Ari's was uniquely qualified with data to do that job.

All right. Directly ahead, former Senator Joe Lieberman, he will speak on the Democrats going soft on Congresswoman Omar and this new radical left.  We have more on Congressman Shifty Schiff fundraising off this program, straight ahead.


HANNITY: All right. Despite fierce backlash, Congresswoman Omar still has not apologized for her anti-Semitic comments, and the whole situation is not going over well in her home district, with "The Washington Post" reporting this weekend, in Minnesota, Congresswoman Omar's comments caused pain and confusion.

Here with reaction, former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman.

I guess it's safe now to say when the Democratic Party took their former vice presidential candidate and threw you out of the party, and you and I have always agreed on issues involving radical Islam and terrorism --


HANNITY: -- and Israel. We -- we have always agreed. We just disagree on some other issues.

And I said something nice about you because you were running as an independent. And you called me. Do you remember what you said to me?

LIEBERMAN: Well, I remember I was grateful. And I probably said --

HANNITY: That's not what you said.

LIEBERMAN: I probably said it would make me less popular among the Democratic Party if Sean Hannity were saying nice things about me.

HANNITY: You said every time you say a nice thing, you're killing me. And I said, I got it. I understand.

LIEBERMAN: In fact, I think you helped reelect me as an independent. So, I'll never forget that.

HANNITY: But this is the point. The Joe Lieberman's no longer exist in this Democratic Party. I don't think you would ever support a 70 percent tax rate, a wealth tax. I don't think you would guarantee cradle to grave health care, jobs, vacations, or want to get rid of oil, gas, the combustion engine, cows and airplanes.

That's now 100 of your fellow Democrats in Congress.

LIEBERMAN: Well, you're absolutely right. That's not certainly the Democratic Party that I came into when John F. Kennedy was president. I mean, President Kennedy was for lower taxes and a capital gains tax cut.

And we've -- we have developed in this country a system that you can call capitalism and think it's a bad name. It's actually a great name because it represents free enterprise. It's the system that allowed all four of my grandparents to immigrate to this country with literally nothing in their pockets and their families made their way up the ladder in America. And one of the grandkids even got to be a U.S. senator.

So, this is a great country. And I --

HANNITY: No, no, it's a garbage country. We heard it this weekend.

LIEBERMAN: Yes, I heard that. And that's ridiculous.

You know, if the Democratic Party becomes a party whose loudest voices are denigrating America, knocking it down, calling it garbage, saying that our economic system doesn't work. It has worked for most of the American people. It's working for most of the American people today. Unemployment is at a very low level. The stock market is--

HANNITY: Record low unemployment. Look for minorities - now Obama - look, gave us 13 million more Americans on food stamps on 8 million more in poverty after eight years. Record low African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, women in the workplace, youth unemployment. We should be - this is - this works. I want everyone to have a shot at what I had as a former dishwasher and contractor and house painter.

LIEBERMAN: Yes, exactly, that's the point. The metaphor that I grew up with was that America is like a ladder and the people ahead of us helped us up the ladder. You have an obligation to turn around and help other people behind us up the ladder, that's what America has been about. And a lot of these folks seem to want to knock the ladder down.

The government simply cannot afford everything.

HANNITY: Oh, it's ridiculous, 94 trillion in 10 years.

LIEBERMAN: They are promising because - yes, exactly. And who's going to pay for it? You can't get enough money at the top one percent to pay for this. It's going to be the middle class.

HANNITY: You can't even get out of that. Nobody's going to get 94 four trillion in 10 years. The Medicare-for-All is - by the way, they did so well with Obamacare. I want to shift gears a little for the constraints of time.


HANNITY: I've been friends with Prime Minister Netanyahu for well over two decades, much longer. And before Trump got on the national stage I felt he was the one sole, lone voice of such moral clarity in terms of understanding the likes of Iran and radical Islamists. And I've known Ehud Barak, and I know Shimon Peres and I've been to Israel - like, I know you have many times.

And I want Bibi to win this next election. We - the world needs him and that clarity on this stage at this time, especially with Iran. I hear Congresswoman Omar, they couldn't even mention her name. They watered down, because they can't get enough Democratic votes to condemn virulent anti- Semitism.


HANNITY: You and I - I mean, we go back decades talking about our love of our number one ally in the Middle East, the only democracy there that has been there for us. That has been attacked again and again '48, '67, '73 and terror attacks even to this day.

LIEBERMAN: Yes. I think, Sean, I couldn't agree with you more, obviously. I mean, I was shocked and really offended by what Congresswoman Omar said. I can't remember a time in my life that an elected member of Congress made such blatantly anti-Semitic remarks and their lies.

And the problem is that the - she doesn't represent the Democratic Party. She doesn't represent the Democrats in the House. But because they were not willing to call her out by name and say that what she did was morally wrong and wrong in our democracy, they run the risk that people will basically tar them with the same brush that they would tar her with.

And that's why you got to speak out. If you let lies live unresponded to, they will spread, and we can let these spread.

HANNITY: And I'm worried. Look at the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the rise of anti-Semitism among the crazy right in this country, those - the racist nationalists nuts--


HANNITY: --that it is very scary. Senator it's good to see you. Please send my best regards to you better half who by the way - I mean, she must have been drinking that day when she married you.

LIEBERMAN: Yes. And she continues to drink, because she thinks you're the best.

HANNITY: Good to see you, sir. Thank you.

LIEBERMAN: Take care. Great to be with you.

HANNITY: When we come back, all right, well the cowardly shift - Adam Schiff is getting nervous about Robert Mueller, we'll tell you why. Also, Congressman Dan Crenshaw is here discussing Nancy Pelosi, losing her grip on the House. And I have a message - special message for those that think socialism is so cool. Stay tuned.


HANNITY: All right. It's beginning to look more and more like - well, cowardly shift - Adam Schiff should recuse himself from any investigations into the President. Now the Congressman's staff they met with Michael Cohen, we now discover, for over 10 hours ahead of Michael Cohen's seven- hour testimony.

And as we told you in the monologue, now that Congressman right there that we know is not telling the truth a lot, he's trying to actually raise money off his anti-Trump antics, off of my name, the things that we cover on this show, including his malicious lying.

This weekend ABC's Terry Moran tried to brace his media colleagues and other Democrats for the possibility that the Mueller report is not going to find any Russia collusion at all, maybe because there never was. Take a look.


TERRY MORAN, SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, ABC NEWS: The central and most serious question in this investigation, the reason Robert Mueller started it, is did the current President of the United States assist the Kremlin in an attack on our democracy?

And if Mueller after two years comes back and says, I don't have the evidence to support that charge, that's a reckoning - that's a reckoning for progressives and Democrats who hope that Mueller would essentially erase the 2016 election, it's a reckoning for the media, it's a reckoning around the country, if in fact, after all this time there was no collusion.


HANNITY: Maybe we were right all along. Joining us now with reaction Fox News Investigative Reporter Contributor Sara Carter, Former Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi.

One thing that we do know - Sara, we'll start with you, because you've been investigating this from day one is that, they don't have anything. And now that we had last Friday the beginning of the release of all the depositions, we also see a lot of criminal activity.

Especially as it relates to the dossier is that the heart and soul of all of this, and everybody was warned, never verified, Steele hated Trump, Hillary paid for it, the DNC paid for it, the FBI paid for it, the Russian oligarchs paid for it, and Steele doesn't stand by it, so you can't verify it.

SARA CARTER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM VISITING FELLOW: Yes. So think about this, Sean, you just laid it out perfectly. There is absolutely no evidence that we've seen yet.

We know Senator Burns already come out publicly and said if he were to write the report today, he would actually have to write the report stating that there was absolutely no evidence of collusion or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

But what we've seen over the last two years with all the investigations being conducted by Congress, the conversations that I've been on, John Solomon, you've been on everything that we've reported, shows a direct line between Russia and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

This is what's so incredible, so if anything needs to be investigated - and not only that. We've not only seen that. We also saw extensive abuse and malfeasance in the FBI, what we're seeing with the FISA documentation.

And here you have Adam Schiff who is so desperate that something come out that he's moving forward with his own investigations into - with absolutely no criminal evidence of anything.

So if anything is going to come out of this, I think right, now what we're seeing is that there needs to be a full-fledged investigation by the Department of Justice into what this alleged and believe to be criminal activity.

HANNITY: But we now know - we learned today--

CARTER: --on Hillary Clinton side.

HANNITY: --and I want to get some analysis from Pam. We learned today that those investigations have been ongoing and they're happening and they're real.


HANNITY: And there's other things that are about to happen that I know you know. Let me bring in Pam Bondi for the legal analysis on this. Putting your lawyer cap on, you're a Former Attorney General cap on for a second.

You see now that that everyone knew about the dossier, but it was still used as the bulk of information for the FISA applications - four of them. What happens when that fact is known in terms of the law.

BONDI: Well, legally it's going to go nowhere, and we've been saying that for months and thanks to you and Sara Carter we know that. First of all, don't forget, Adam Schiff is a Harvard-educated lawyer, so shame on him for what he's doing Sean.

Think about that the homicide defendant in my years and years of experience would be treated better than their treating the President of the United States. So you have double jeopardy that would apply. The Bulldog Mueller prosecutor is going to find nothing.

So therefore Adam Schiff spends ten hours with a convicted perjurer who would never be given any credibility anywhere, using our tax dollars to travel back and forth to New York for over ten hours to - convicted perjurer. It's outrageous.

HANNITY: You heard the tape. Oh, we have a naked Trump, Vladimir has seen it.

BONDI: Bad Russian accent, yes.

HANNITY: OK. That's collusion to impact the electoral process in this country.

BONDI: That's right.

HANNITY: I'm like, Robert Muller where are you? Hi, it's me, your friend. How do they ignore that?

BONDI: They can't, they shouldn't.

HANNITY: Yes, Sara, thoughts - last thoughts.

CARTER: Well and far worse - yes, and far worse than that, Sean, they can't ignore all the evidence that's been pointed to Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign and everything else.

BONDI: They can't.

HANNITY: Well, I think if there's equal justice under the law, it starts with Hillary. Even James Baker, the General Counsel, the top lawyer in the FBI under Comey said indict her for the Espionage Act. Then we got obstruction, then we go to FISA. Everybody was warned that it's tainted bought and paid for it. They never told the FISA Courts.

That's a lot of top-ranking FBI and DOJ officials, that's Comey, that's Yates, that's Rod Rosenstein, a lot. All right thank you. All right, when we come back, Congressman Dan Crenshaw on Pelosi losing her grip on power. And also tonight--


LAWRENCE JONES, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Socialism versus capitalism, where do you fall on that debate?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Actually socialism.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know that it really should even be a debate. Here we are in the greatest country on Earth--


HANNITY: --what people think about socialism and our "Villain of the Day" is not a person, straight ahead.


HANNITY: All right. As the report currently says she blinked. Nancy Pelosi, revealing last night, he's against impeaching Trump. Telling The Washington Post he's just not worth it. Now I don't believe a word that comes out of any Democrats mouth.

At this time they're so obsessed with hating Trump and eight separate congressional investigations are now beginning and they want to subpoena everyone, they don't care how much it costs, destroy Trump, but do nothing for the American people.

Now I think that's unlikely to sit well with much of her caucus, including Maxine Waters, who almost simultaneously, is claiming we have everything we need to impeach Trump. And Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez doesn't think impeachment is off the table at all.

Now with reaction to all of this and more Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, it's interesting--

REP. DAN CRENSHAW, R-TEXAS: Thanks for having me Sean.

HANNITY: --the day Bill Clinton's - I think, if I remember, is either high 60s or low 70s, those approval rating. American people didn't like it. They get to decide who becomes President or not.

There's been no evidence at all - except for the Russian bots and the Russian intelligence people that will never put on trial. Every other thing Cohen, Manafort, Stone, they're all processed crimes. Nothing to do with collusion, as the judge even mentioned in the Manafort sentencing.

CRENSHAW: Right. It's not often I get to come on your show and agree with Nancy Pelosi, but this might be one of those times. That's a - she's right, it's extremely divisive. The country does not like that. A lot of Democrats ran on bringing the country together and ending dysfunction in Washington. What are they doing, they're bringing dysfunction to Washington.

And while I grew at Nancy Pelosi, the reality is right now that that Representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are driving the narrative of their party, and that's really problematic. And I actually feel bad for a lot of my Democratic colleagues who really don't agree with her. But the reality is that she's driving the narrative.

A lot of the presidential candidates coming out are really repeating a lot of the talking points we see this in endorsement of the Green New Deal, they are repeating the same talking points as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and that's really problematic for the Democrats. The American people really don't want to see it. And--

HANNITY: But America - I know our attention spans, Dan, are short. Wasn't - we saw the policy of Obama. This is Obama on testosterone - human growth hormone at a level that will kill any 100,000 people.

And the reality is that so many of your colleagues on the other side of the aisle, they agree with Ocasio-Cortez about planes and cows and automobiles and oil and gas.

CRENSHAW: Yes. Well, who likes cows, right? But--

HANNITY: I do. I do. I like to eat them.

CRENSHAW: I like to eat them, but --

HANNITY: It's called steak, yes.

CRENSHAW: But - and here is the real problem. I think the Democrats are worried at the Mueller investigation. The Mueller investigation is not going to come up with anything, and that's why they're there they're setting the table right now for all these subsequent investigations.

Just read Adam Schiff's Twitter feed. Instead of running the Intelligence Committee or a very important National Security Committee, that's really important for the safety of our country, all he talks about is investigating Trump. Again, I don't think the American people want to see that.

HANNITY: I don't agree as well. All right. So even if they do pull this off. I think you agree with me that Nancy's afraid of this new radical group of socialist Democrats and afraid to stand up there. I think she's scared to death.

CRENSHAW: She should be, because it is it is driving her party into a really radical direction. And again, it's kind of funny to watch us both of us backing up Nancy Pelosi here in a sense, because she's really--

HANNITY: No, I'm not backing her up. He is powerless.

CRENSHAW: I know. I know she is. And she should be scared, because the Democratic Party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no future. It really does not. And I hope Pelosi does rein them back in, so we can have some reasonable discussion upon that.

HANNITY: Look at Joe Lieberman tonight, what has said. All right Dan Crenshaw, Congressman, good to see you.

CRENSHAW: Thank you.

HANNITY: All right. When we come back, I have a message for those who think socialism is so cool. And our "Villain of the Day" is not a person. Next.


HANNITY: All right. Our Villain of the Day", we love that animation, it's great. It's not a person. It's called socialism, continues to infect the new far-Left radical, extreme, democratic socialist party.

Look at this new poll - scary. It's actually being embraced by younger voters. We recently sent our own Investigative Reporter and Correspondent Lawrence Jones to the nation's capital to see if people support capitalism or socialism. Take a look.


LAWRENCE JONES, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Socialism versus capitalism, where do you fall on that debate?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Actually socialism.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know that it really should even be a debate. Here we are in the greatest country on earth with the greatest experiment on does capitalism and freedom work or not, and it seems like it's working pretty well.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Capitalism, of course.

JONES: What's your belief (ph) with social?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, you lose your freedom.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think capitalism is the love of money and you either love money or you love God, so if you love God, you can't love capitalism.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think a mix of both systems is kind of what we need right now.

JONES: Who pays for these programs, though, like what - do they--


JONES: OK. So who - do we tax people more - the rich more or--

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, that would be good, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've never gotten a job from a poor man.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This isn't a country based on handouts.

JONES: People are going to be upset that you just said, they're not going to say she is so not compassionate because you want people to work.



HANNITY: Socialism fails again and again. Never lives up to their promises ever, creates poverty. All right we'll never be the hate "Trump Media Mob", that's not what we do. Let not your heart be troubled.

Well, first I got to tell you more about socialism. I didn't know. I really thought it was a minute ahead of time. Let me tell you something. Look at the Soviet Union, look at Venezuela, look at Cuba, look at present-day places that we can see. Look at the lights turned off in Venezuela - should be one of the richest countries.

We see this system has created wealth and prosperity for every American, regardless of where you start out in life. Socialism less opportunity, stifles business, endless regulation, constant confiscation, pushes business out of the way, disincentivizes people to risk, reward, invest and create jobs and opportunities and goods and services that make us better as a country.

If you just look at history, we're always reminded, we were but one generation away from extinction. Ronald Reagan said that. And if we don't learn the lessons of history we're doomed to repeat it. This will be an unmitigated economic disaster.

Let not your heart be troubled now because here is Laura Ingraham, standing by in our nation's capital, the swamp.
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