This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," August 9, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: We have breaking news this hour. It is so much worse then we knew or thought. The story of corrupt DOJ official, ex-foreign spies working together, literally to stop Donald Trump from becoming president, and then after his election to destroy him. We have more major breaking news surrounding Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele and now Steele's boss, Fusion GPS founder Glen Simpson.
Now, The Hill's John Solomon has now uncovered additional disturbing communications and for the first time, we have them, handwritten notes from Bruce Ohr, detailing how he coordinated with Clinton's team of op researchers, all in the lead up to the election. We need to get to the bottom of it.
We have new details surrounding just how deep state of Christopher Steele's Russian ties are.
By the way, Robert Mueller, please tune in. We have found more actual real Russian collusion that you might want to investigate, if you care about truth and equal justice under the law.
Also tonight, we will bring you the unusual case of what looks like a Chinese spy and Senator Dianne Feinstein, it fits perfectly and highlights our two tiered system of justice. This went on for over 20 years, coming up.
And don't expect, by the way, to hear this over at conspiracy TV MSNBC where their top left of Mao, their words, conspiracy theorist, Rachel Maddow, is pushing, and busy pushing, more bizarre anti-Trump conspiracy theories and lies. This is 24/7. Tom Brokaw, pay attention, this is your NBC News.
And, last night's show, well, she broke another bombshell report because there is a secret recording from the House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes where he warned about the consequences if Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats take back the House in November. The horror! He told the truth.
And meanwhile, over at fake news CNN, yes, so-called reporter, B.S. artist, Jim Acosta, is basking in the anti-Trump limelight and appeared on Stephen Colbert's show last night. We'll show you the worst of the worst.
Buckle up, time for an important breaking news opening monologue.
HANNITY: All right. Tonight, once again, John Solomon has a major breaking report. This time, he's exposing how Fusion GPS literally coordinated with Obama's Justice Department all in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Now, remember, Fusion GPS was the consulting firm. It was hired by the DNC, and the Clinton campaign. They are the ones that dug up the dirt on then candidate Trump that was full of Russian lies.
And according to now newly unearthed, handwritten notes that we now have, senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, he knew about Glen Simpson's effort to leak the dirty dossier to the press prior to the election. He wrote, quote: it was Glen's Hail Mary attempt. Hail Mary attempt, of course, to defeat Trump with Hillary's bought and paid for Russian lies.
And it gets worse. Now, Bruce Ohr also wrote that Glen Simpson gave him a memory stick during a discrete meeting at a coffee shop. By the way, where is that a stick? Is that acid washed? Did they beat it up with a hammer?
Now, to put this simply, this new, clear evidence is showing Hillary Clinton's op research team was working with the Department of Justice in the Obama years to malign an opposition party candidate and Bruce Ohr, Barack Obama's number four at the DOJ, represented team Clinton's efforts to use your government as a weapon against the Trump campaign.
And as we speak, the House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, he is now preparing subpoenas for Bruce Ohr, Nelly Ohr, and Glen Simpson. And, meanwhile, we are also learning new details about Christopher Steele and his shady ties to a Russian oligarch. Byron York uncovered emails from 2016 showing that Christopher Steele was in fact lobbying on behalf of a Russian aluminum tycoon -- oh, guess what, with close ties to Vladimir Putin.
Robert Mueller, Jeff Sessions, where are you people?
And Steele even pressed Bruce Ohr to help rectify those Russian oligarchs U.S. visa status after he was already banned from the United States. And Steele even pressed Bruce Ohr to help rectify the oligarch's status and after he was banned, guess what? He got to come back.
So, here what we have is an ex-foreign spy working for a Putin-linked oligarch, gets him into the United States after being banned, by using his connection, the number four guy at the DOJ, during an election, where Steele, being paid by Hillary and the DNC, they literally are using Russian lies and propaganda, they create the oppo research against the president, then you have Fusion GPS, then you have Christopher Steele, disseminating that information to influence the American people what are outright lies because this is their Hail Mary pass.
Robert Mueller, you have no interest in investigating this? You don't think that's part of your mandate? But Paul Manafort's 2005 taxes that have nothing to do with the campaign, Russian-Trump, or the election? That's in your mandate?
This is why we on this show, this is why the president rightly is calling this a witch hunt. This is a politically motivated prosecution of a man they never wanted to be president. They were going to stop him. And after every dirty trick, that they used to defeat Donald Trump, and it failed, well, then, they tried to destroy the president. Why? Because you voted for him.
I could go on and on but I think Rudy Giuliani said it best last night right here on this program. Take a look.
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RUDY GIULIANI, ATTORNEY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP: The reality is, the real story here is not that this case isn't going to fizzle, it's going to blow up on them. The real question is, what we talked about before, there's a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about yet. A lot more to the obstruction of justice, to the collusion, to the fake dossier, trying to bring Steele back in after he was completely discredited.
HANNITY: And then feed it to Mueller.
GIULIANI: Yes. And Mueller is going to have a lot to answer for.
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HANNITY: Yes, he does. Without a doubt, this witch hunt is the pinnacle of a two tiered system of justice alive and well in this country, the United States of America. Hillary Clinton commits multiple, obvious, serious felonies.
We've said it a million times, mishandling top secret intel on a private server, deleting it, acid washing it, busting up devices with hard -- with hammers, obstructing justice. She got a get out of jail free card from her friends who wrote an exoneration before investigation, Comey, Strzok, and others.
And then you have shifty Schiff. Remember, we played it. He colluded on tape, conspired on tape with a Russian to get dirt on Donald Trump. Robert Mueller, where are you?
Meanwhile, President Trump, all of his allies, they are slammed with the full force weight of the FBI and the DOJ based on what is Clinton bought and paid for Russian lies put together by a spy who is friends with a Russian oligarch and working on his behalf to get him into the country after he's been kicked out. Paul Manafort, old, big case, trial of the century. Facing life in prison over a 2005 tax case on bank and tax charges that had nothing to do with Trump, Russia, or the campaign.
Lieutenant General Flynn, coerced into a plea deal after exculpatory evidence was withheld, and then he has to sell his house because he can't afford to pay for his defense. And don't forget about even Carter Page, 2016, the FBI thought he was a Russian spy.
And what did they do? They used Steele, friend of the Russian oligarch, his dirty dossier, that even he doesn't stand by. He doesn't even think it's true -- misleading four separate FISA judges to spy on a Trump campaign associates.
This is all happening. You can't make this up in a spy novel. But was President Trump, was he ever notified by our federal government that a possible spy might have infiltrated his campaign so he could help our government, help the FBI? Not a chance.
Meanwhile, very different story plays out if you are a Democrat, by the name of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Look at the shocking revelations, 2013, Feinstein, notified by the FBI. One of her top aide is investigated as a Chinese spy.
In other words, the FBI sought to protect Feinstein, not Trump. Perhaps because the highest levels of the FBI are wrought with anti-Trump corrupt bias and are trying to take down the candidate, stop him with an insurance policy, if, God forbid, he does win. Not Senator Feinstein.
Look, night after night on this program, we are breaking important news, investigative reporting. I have said many times, we are peeling back the layers of corruption, the biggest abuse of power in our country's history, at the highest levels of our government.
Now that's not the case and the rest of the news media. Let's take, for example, conspiracy TV MSNBC. You are going to love this tape. Now, this is not the case. They are more interested in pushing salacious rumors, lies, accusations.
Tom Brokaw, you spent your entire career. This is your NBC News. And nowhere is this more true than their chief conspiracy theorist Rachel Maddow.
Last night, after her old tricks, literally making something out of nothing, whipping these left-wing viewers into a frenzy over a secret recording of the House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, where he warned a room full of donors that if Republicans lose, all deep state investigations will be halted and Democrats will try to impeach Trump. We've been saying this literally every night on this program, they also, by the way, want open borders, to eliminate ICE, keep Obamacare, and they want the crumbs back.
Now, of course, making a big deal out of nothing, well, that's kind of their M.O. over there at fake news MSNBC.
We can't forget about their big scoop. Remember, they got one page of Donald Trump's 2005 tax return for 45 minutes, we got it, here it is -- here, and what did we discover? He paid millions and millions and millions in taxes.
And then, of course, there is Rachel's favorite conspiracy, Trump is an agent of Russia. I'm not making this up. Watch.
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RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC HOST: If the president did that today, because he hasn't some reason to serve that other country, rather than our own, then - - then, a lot that has previously been inexplicable is now explicable.
Is our president subordinate to a foreign power? Does our president answer to a foreign government and a foreign leader? The worse case scenario is that the president is a foreign agent suddenly feels very possible (ph).
What would change the world is if, you know, Russia was interfering in the election and they weren't doing it on their own, and he was in on it.
I mean, this guy is supposedly somebody who works at the Russian central bank. Why did the FSB give him a medal for his work? A medal of appreciation right after Donald Trump clinched the Republican nominee for president?
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HANNITY: He's a foreign agent. That is why he's being so tough on Putin, like Obama wasn't, and Clinton wasn't.
Now if you think her fake, her overhyped, so-called scoop flat out conspiracy theories, and they are -- well, think again. Take a look at this little wacky trip down conspiracy lane. I think you will like it.
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MADDOW: Of course, Trump picked as it as a secretary of state not Mitt Romney but out of nowhere, the Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, to whom Vladimir Putin had personally awarded the Russian order of friendship. Tillerson is someone who Trump had never met before the presidential election, never had any dealings with. Where did he come up with that as a choice for secretary of state?
The perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal will affect the impact on the effectiveness of these military strikes.
Unavoidably, they pulled their troops out starting Friday, September 29th. That would be the Friday after the Trump administration made this baffling decision to insult and harm our closest military ally in that region, those troops from Chad got pulled out the 29th. Well, right after that, that's when four U.S. army soldiers got attacked by a large contingent of ISIS fighters in Niger.
Venezuelans are enraged a new by this brand-new FEC filing from the White House.
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HANNITY: OK. If you think fake news couldn't get any worse, any more dramatic, any more self-involved, you are forgetting about CNN's most outspoken Trump hater, that's right, B.S. Jim Acosta.
Now, he is supposed to be an unbiased White House correspondent, but as we've shown you many times, all too often, he uses his hatred, his contempt, his left-wing agenda for President Trump because he is launching himself into a national spotlight. He's becoming a star.
Last night is no exception. He tweeted out this picture of himself. Look deeply into his own eyes just before appearing on the "Late Show" with fellow Trump hater Stephen Colbert. Take a look.
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JIM ACOSTA, CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: These folks are focused on the coverage of the president's behavior more so than they are the president's behavior. And to me, you know, I think that the president's behavior is more newsworthy than our coverage. But a lot of these folks out there, they are getting their sense of what we do twisted and warped by some people out there who just want to do the president's bidding.
STEPHEN COLBERT, COMEDIAN: Do you worry that the president points out y'all so much and there is a natural need to respond as a human being that you end up being the story when that's not really the goal of your journalism?
ACOSTA: Right. And we're not supposed to be the story. You know, that's not why I'm out there. You know, I get accused of that from time to time at my attitude is, listen, I am allowed to care about this country just as much as anybody else.
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HANNITY: When you're corrupt, when you lie, when you're nothing but an extension of the Democratic Party, yes, you're going to get called out. By the way, that picture was so bizarre.
And Acosta's constant flirtation with fame over actual journalism is so obvious that even some of his peers in a mainstream media, they are beginning to notice. On Tuesday, The Atlantic referred to Acosta's conduct as a dangerous brand of performance journalism.
Meanwhile, frequent guest on fake news CNN, conspiracy TV MSNBC, filmmaker Michael Moore coming out with a new documentary. He refers to Trump as the last president of United States. There is going to be a coup. It's going to be bad.
Well, it's a perfect example of pre-election left-wing lunacy.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) did this happen?
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The American dream -- is dead. Stop resisting.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The president's powers here are beyond question.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ladies and gentlemen, the last president of the United States.
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HANNITY: Scary music, the worst picture you can find, all the special effects. The president's success is really starting to throw these people over the ledge.
So, by the way, Michael Moore, if you are watching, cover your eyes, you are not going to like what I am about to show.
Pew Research Center, Trump voters overwhelmingly approve of the choice for president.
Oh, we've got a lot of breaking news. Joining us now, two weeks in a row now, the number one New York Times best seller, "The Russian Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump," Fox News legal analyst, Gregg Jarrett. From The Hill, John Solomon. investigative reporter, Fox News contributor, Sara Carter.
John, let's start with these developments tonight. I have copies but I'm not allowed to show them, am I?
JOHN SOLOMON, THE HILL: Well, listen, I have some of these handwritten notes, and unlike BuzzFeed and other organizations that led to unredacted information out without checking it, I don't think is responsible to put the handwritten out until we check the information out. I know that's --
HANNITY: And we know the handwritten notes were written by -- to?
SOLOMON: Bruce Ohr, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, that's what Congress has been told. And these notes are from a December 11th meeting.
Let me set the table. It is one month after Donald Trump has won the election. It's one month after Christopher Steele, the opposition researcher, British intelligence agent, has been fired by the FBI, the Democrats are still in shock, I assume Lisa Page and Strzok are sorting through their feelings after the election.
And all of a sudden, Bruce Ohr goes to a coffee shop in Washington and he meets Glen Simpson. That's Christopher Steele's boss, the owner of Fusion GPS, the Clinton research firm. He gets a memory card, a thumb drive of documents coming to Bruce Ohr.
Bruce Ohr is not in the counterintelligence chain. He's not an FBI counterintelligence person. And in fact, his wife worked for the Fusion GPS, so he might have a conflict of interest under the Justice Department rules.
HANNITY: Might have or does?
SOLOMON: Yes. Well, I mean, that's for the lawyers to decide. But clearly, it's an issue that's been flagged, right? And he gets a series of admissions and he writes down in his nice notes -- I think they are important. Let's go them quickly.
One, Simpson acknowledged he encouraged Steele to leak a story just before the election as a Hail Mary attempt, obviously, to throw the election. Now, remember, Glen Simpson testified that he only pursue this information because he thought it was good citizenship, wasn't about politics, it was about being a good citizen. Here you see him telling his friend who takes a note, it's about elections.
Here's s another one. He doesn't have any sources in Moscow where this alleged plot is. It's an intelligent agent who is now living in United States. That's a red flag for all the intelligence people that I talk to. Sounds like kompromat, not a real intelligent source.
And he goes on. He talks about this incredible theory he has, which is really -- there were three spies in the Trump campaign. First, it was Manafort, he got booted. Then it was Carter Page, he got booted. So, then Michael Cohen must have been the third link because, well, he is married to somebody who knows someone in Russia.
And then he puts all this down and, you know, Ohr is taking it and two days later, Ohr takes it and he runs it over to the FBI and he does an interview and tells them what it is.
And why is this important? The FBI fired Christopher Steele and said it was not going to take any more information from this political operation research operation, but Bruce Ohr is the guy walking in the door after the firing. It has to concern people at the FISA court, has to concern professional intelligence people like I talked to today who look at these notes and said this is the worst form of intelligence gathering we've ever seen.
HANNITY: It's called corruption.
Sara, you are working on a couple stories yourself. You want to add to all of this?
SARA CARTER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think John laid it out perfectly, when he talks about what happened with Bruce Ohr. The bigger question here, I think after all of this information has been released, is who authorized Bruce Ohr at the Department of Justice to be the back channel for the FBI, Sean.
And another question is, who at the FBI was authorizing this? It had to be McCabe, could it have been McCabe? Could it have been someone above McCabe like Comey, to use Bruce Ohr as the back channel for Christopher Steele?
They knew he had been fired. He had violated their protocol. He had violated all of the rules. He had been dismissed, but they were still using him.
I think these are some of the biggest questions. And John is right because the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, that's something that I have been looking at, they will be very, very -- and they are very, very concerned about what happened, because this affects the ability to trust the bureau, the ability to trust those people and counterintelligence that are giving them the information. This is supposed to be factual. They are supposed to have facts.
They attributed everything in that FISC, if you read the application, what's been released, they say, this absolute fact. We know Carter Page is a spy. He is working with the Russians. We know this, we know that --
HANNITY: Why isn't he arrested?
CARTER: That's right. Why isn't he arrested?
And one more quick point. They left out all the information on Bruce Ohr out of that application. They did not inform the FISC court of what was going on. And that's the biggest problem here.
HANNITY: All right. So, Russian lies get -- want to go into all of us. There are so much to unpeeled here.
You got the FISA court, lied to them, multiple levels. There is a fraud committed to the court. Then you've got Strzok and Page and, of course, Comey writes the exoneration. But you got them saying, we are going to stop them and they have an insurance policy.
Then you got Glenn Simpson here. Now, he wants to throw a Hail Mary with, again, unverified Steele dossier. Steele doesn't even stand -- he doesn't even stand by his own dossier when under oath.
But now, we got an oligarchy from Russia kicked out of the country, you've got Ohr, Steele talking about bringing him back in and spreading misinformation, lying to the American people to sway an election, and now lying to a FISA court, getting into the Trump campaign, and using the information after to take down the president after he beats all of this crap.
GREGG JARRETT, FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: Historic, rampant corruption by the FBI and Department of Justice. Robert Mueller should do the right thing, end his investigation, and make an announcement that the accusations of Trump-Russia collusion were nothing more than a hoax. Every day, thanks to John, Sara, and others, there are new revelations --
HANNITY: And you.
JARRETT: -- that the evidence against Trump was simply invented. It was conjured out of thin air. There was never any real evidence.
HANNITY: What about all these Russian connections?
HANNITY: And that Adam Schiff talking to a Russian?
JARRETT: The FBI knew that this was fake. They knew that Steele --
HANNITY: Not rank-and-file, very important.
JARRETT: No, no. But Comey and his confederates knew that it wasn't real. They didn't care. They knew that Steele was a liar, they fired him for it, yet, they kept using him even after Trump was elected and inaugurated. There was never any plausible evidence.
HANNITY: Real quick, because we got to run, guys. We're up on the clock.
CARTER: Oh, I was just going to say, Sean, and they used a foreign spy. If you want to see any connections, look at the connections between the Democratic Party, Russia, and a British spy. Those are the connections.
HANNITY: All right. I have your articles on hannity.com. You've got to read it in detail. Great reporting, all three of you. Thank you.
When we come back, Ed Henry has an explosive report. Joe diGenova, the great one, Mark Levin. We got a busy night here.
Stay with us.
HANNITY: All right. Joining us now with more information about a possible Chinese spy working for Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein for two decades.
FOX News Chief National Correspondent, Ed Henry outside the White House.
Sir, amazing the different treatment we have here.
ED HENRY, FOX NEWS CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's the collusion story the media hasn't spent a lot of time on, maybe because it's not about President Trump and Russia. Instead, it's about China allegedly infiltrating the office of a powerful Democrat in Senator Dianne Feinstein.
This involves one of her staffers, his name is Russell Lowe. He was her driver, as you say, for a couple of decades but also, her liaison to the Asian-American community out in her home state of California. He visited relatives a few years ago, overseas, and became acquainted on the trip with someone who it turns out was connected to China's ministry of state security. Basically, a spy.
As "The San Francisco Chronicle" says, quote: He didn't even know what was happening, that he was being recruited, he just thought it was some friend. Well, no, it wasn't a friend. So five years ago, FBI agents showed up at Feinstein's office here in Washington, and revealed that her staffer was actually under investigation. It does not appear the driver actually revealed anything of major substance, but the contact with China was so serious that Feinstein forced the aid into retirement and tried to keep all this quiet until "The Chronicle" blew the story up in about a week or so ago.
Bottom line is the president has been trying to bring more attention to it, tweeting, among other things, quote: Dianne is the person leading our nation on collusion with Russia, only done by Dems, will she now investigate herself?
Well, the senator fired back in a tweet, basically declaring that after being contacted by the FBI, quote, I took those concerns seriously, learn the facts, and made sure the employee left my office immediately. Well, Republican Lindsey Graham is demanding to know in the cases of Carter Page or George Papadopoulos, the FBI did not give the president a similar heads up and allow them to just leave the campaign, instead they launched an investigation.
Here is Graham.
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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: Why didn't they do for Trump what they did for Feinstein? What the hell is going on at the FBI?
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HENRY: In fact, in the case of Carter Page, as you know, he was put under surveillance for a couple of years, and he still has not been charged with anything, Sean.
HANNITY: All right. Ed Henry at the White House, great report tonight. We appreciate it.
Joining us now with much more reaction, former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, there he is, Joe diGenova.
We got shiftless, or shifty Schiff, we'll call him, all right? We got him on tape colluding about naked pictures of Donald Trump, OK, with a Russian. Then we got a FISA Russian lies paid for by Hillary, used to spy on Americans.
Now we got Bruce Ohr, Steele, Fusion GPS, what have we got there? Their Hail Mary, an evidence of the Hail Mary to push the Russian lies to the American people, to impact the outcome of an election, and then, when it fails, they are also helping a Russian oligarch who was kicked out of the country to get back in.
If it wasn't so serious, Joe, and so freaking hypocritical, it would be funny. This isn't funny. We are losing the whole concept of our constitutional republic here.
JOE DIGENOVA, FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY, COLUMBIA: Well, from the beginning of this entire episode, it has been very clear that there was a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton, illegally, and if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump with false crimes.
Why did that happen? It happened because the FBI and the DOJ during the Obama administration were pro-Democrat and anti-Republican. I repeat, this was a partisan decision. This had nothing to do with criminal activity or anything else. They hated Donald Trump. They didn't like Republicans.
Why do you think they didn't give a defensive briefing to Donald Trump's campaign about attempted Russian influence? Because they wanted to investigate Donald Trump, not help him. They wanted to frame him.
In the case of Dianne Feinstein, they wanted to help the little Democrat who didn't know she had a Chinese spy on her staff for 20 years. I must say, the pathetic nature of the partisanship of the FBI and DOJ under Obama really lays bare the simpleton-like remarks of the president -- the former president, when he said, there was not a scintilla, not an ounce of scandal and his administration.
Obama's administration, as far as the FBI and DOJ are concerned, will go down as the single most corrupt FBI and DOJ in the history of the United States. Thank you very much, President Obama.
HANNITY: It's that, it's so much deeper, it is surveillance, it is unmasking, it is raw intelligence leaking. But let me stay in this. Strzok and Page, we're going to -- we stop him, we have an insurance policy.
HANNITY: Hail Mary passes, Russian oligarchs given consideration, Russian lies paid for by Hillary. Lies to the American people, literally, misinformation pushed out by a lot of these people.
DIGENOVA: Yes, indeed.
HANNITY: Then you have got Ohr and Steele and Fusion GPS. They are all coordinating together here. Then we've got these other examples of people really helping a Russian oligarch, real tapes of collusion and conspiracy with Schiff, all of this, these written evidence here, that they want to stop Trump, they want to destroy him, they want to throw their Hail Mary, and then they want an insurance policy.
DIGENOVA: Yes, and it's very clear, that is a beautiful outline of the criminal case that needs to be investigated by the Department of Justice against all those senior FBI and DOJ officials. Because what--
HANNITY: Where are they, Joe? Well, Manafort is on trial for a 2005 tax charges? Where's Mueller?
DIGENOVA: Mueller doesn't want to do anything with this. And that's Rod Rosenstein--
HANNITY: No. He want -- does he want to take on the president? Now Ohr, interestingly, and Steele are talking about getting their information, there lies, to Mueller.
DIGENOVA: This was, in fact, a plot to destroy Donald Trump with collusive evidence, with fraudulent evidence--
HANNITY: Is it going to work? Because I don't see equal justice under the law or application under the law.
DIGENOVA: No. First of all, the president is not going anywhere. President Trump is fine. Nothing is going to happen to him. The real question is, what's going to happen to Bruce Ohr, why didn't Mueller look at any of this? What is going to happen to John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, and all the people who committed crimes at the top of the administration?
HANNITY: Strzok and Page, McCabe, all of them.
DIGENOVA: All of them.
HANNITY: what's going to happen, Joe? Quick?
DIGENOVA: If Rod Rosenstein is an honorable man, he'll make sure that--
HANNITY: Is he an honorable man, Joe?
DIGENOVA: I can't answer that question. I wish I could.
HANNITY: Where is Jeff Sessions? Where's Mueller?
DIGENOVA: Asleep at the wheel.
HANNITY: We have Russia collusion, evidence, proof. This is pathetic. When we come back, buckle up, the great one, Mark Levin, is next.
RUDY GIULIANI, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ATTORNEY: The reality is, the real story here is not that this case isn't going to fizzle. It's going to blow up on them. The real question is, what we talked about before, there's a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about yet.
HANNITY: I know someone--
GIULIANI: A lot more to the obstruction of justice, to the collusion, to the fake dossier--
HANNITY: I know a lot.
GIULIANI: -- trying to bring Steele back in after he was completely discredited.
HANNITY: And then feed it to Mueller.
GIULIANI: Yes, and Mueller is going to have a lot to answer for.
HANNITY: President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani last night right here on this program, describing how Mueller's case is, quote, "going to blow up in the special counsel's face," well, he's been saying that for a little while, the host of CRTV Levin TV right here Sunday night, 10 Eastern, the number one show on Sunday night on cable news, it's the great one, Mark Levin.
Let me let you pick up from here. But you also have been saying things that I've been paying very close attention to, the Constitution of United States is on the president's side. The president ought not to be speaking to the people that are running this witch hunt. Take it from here.
MARK LEVIN, FOX NEWS HOST: First of all, Robert Mueller is a greater threat to this republic and the Constitution and anything Vladimir Putin did during the campaign. And I'm no fan of Vladimir Putin. He is threatening to take down the president of the United States.
Now let's walk through this quickly. The president is not a witness to any crime. How do we know that? Because we don't know what crimes they are even talking about. So he doesn't need to be questioned as a witness. The president did not commit a crime.
What crime did he commit? So he's not a target, he doesn't need to be questioned about that. According to the Department of Justice, president can't be indicted. A president cannot be questioned by a subordinate, like Mr. Mueller, about his prerogatives as president, that is the firing of a subordinate like Mr. Comey.
what questions exactly does Mr. Mueller have? I'm talking to you, Mr. Mueller. Exactly what questions that you have where you seek to turn this country upside down and disenfranchise the over 60 million people who voted for this president of United States?
You are a plaything of the media. You are a plaything of the Democrats. You are a plaything of people within the Obama administration who sought from day one to take this president down.
Now the president of United States is not an ordinary citizen. He must protect the Constitution. He has to protect the Office of the Presidency. He has to protect the president's prerogatives. He has to protect the separation of powers. That's what this president is doing against this rogue prosecutor!
It is Trump who has the white hat. It is a Mueller who has the black cat. And the president's lawyers should this go to court, should have a fantastic opportunity to expose Mr. Mueller, to question Mr. Mueller, to question, where does he have his constitutional power under the Appointments Clause.
To question him about whether he thinks a president can be indicted even though the Department of Justice says no. To question him to explain why despite public report, public report, public report about the FBI, the CIA, the FISA report, the dossier, Hillary Clinton's association with Russians, we have Russians everywhere! But not with Trump! They are with Hillary Clinton, they are with Fusion GPS, they are with Mr. Ohr or Justice Department.
HANNITY: They're with Bruce Ohr. No, this is important. Stay on that. They are everywhere! Russian lies are sold to FISA court judges, a fraud committed on the court, not once, Mark, four times. Lies spread purposely to the American people, that sounds like the former Soviet Union, Mark Levin.
LEVIN: So the question is, if Mr. Mueller is such a great prosecutor, why is he blind as a bat to all of this that's taking place in this country? You want to pursue Russia, Mr. Mueller, I can show you a first year law student who can show what to pursue.
The fact of the matter is, ladies and gentlemen of the court, the president wasn't a witness to a crime, wasn't surrounded by Russian, the president didn't commit a crime, the president cannot be indicted, so, as I keep saying on this program, Mr. Mueller, you can leave the room and don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. We'll see you in court.
And if they go to court and it is an opportunity for the president's lawyers to expose exactly what's going on here.
HANNITY: What should they do? This is important.
LEVIN: Now, Mr.--
HANNITY: Focus on that.
LEVIN: Well, I think what they should do is not only ask the court to explain what authority Mr. Mueller has to do what he's doing, given the ridiculous appointment that he received that is so broad, it's preposterous, and if you can indict a sitting president, you better have a damn good reason who want to sit down with him and question him.
These questions thought to be asked at all have to be very, very narrow. I wouldn't sit down with him and answer any questions. The fact of the matter is, there is no obstruction of justice, he wasn't a witness to a crime, he didn't commit a crime, he can't be indicted, Mr. Mueller can't question him about presidential prerogatives.
So what the hell is the point of this whole thing, other than to set him up for impeachment because the Democrats and the media want to remove our president who was elected by over 60 million people to disenfranchise all of us? What's the point of this, other than that?
HANNITY: That's why we call you the great one. Mark Levin. Thanks for being with us. Don't forget, Life, Liberty, and Levin, every Sunday night at 10 Eastern, number one show on cable that night. Don't miss it.
Coming up, we expose one of the most shameless examples of brutal media bias against the president, and of course is coming from the New York Times. Sean Spicer, Dr. Sebastian Gorka next. Stay with us.
HANNITY: So-called paper record, the New York Times yesterday syncs to a new low when they published an op-ed, Thomas Friedman, titled "Keep up the blanket coverage of Trump, it hurts him." All the news that is fit to print, indeed.
This is the same newspaper that recently hired Sarah Jeong to its editorial board. Now you may want to remember she is the one who, among other things, tweeted the hashtag cancel white people. She wrote that she gets, quote, "joy" to being cruel to old white men.
Also took pride in her hatred for President Trump, writing, quote, "I was equating Trump to Hitler before it was cool," and of course, "f the police" so many times it's hard to count.
Joining us with reaction, author of "The Briefing, Politics, Press, and the People," a New York Times bestseller, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Author of "Why We Fight," Fox News national security strategist, Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Sean, these are all friends of yours. This is the New York Times.
SEAN SPICER, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Well, look, I think they recognize, the Media Research Center did an analysis that 92 percent of the coverage against President Trump has been negative. So I'm not much -- I'm not sure there's more to throw at him.
But the reality is that he's getting things done and his approval rating shows it. The unemployment rate is at 3.9 percent, more blacks and Hispanics are employed than ever before, the gross -- the GDP hit a new level at 4.1 percent. The deregulatory state is going down, the judiciary is getting remade.
I mean, all of these things, no matter how hard the press tries to go against the president, he continues to get results for the American people. So I get that it is frustrating for someone like Mr. Friedman to see that no matter how much they fight against him, that he continues to succeed.
And I think the American people are smarter than he understands, and they are actually showing it with their approval rating. So no matter how hard they try, he is getting results.
HANNITY: Dr. Gorka, I look at the hire of the New York Times, I just sit here and I look at these groups, they love to attack every conservative talk show radio host, everybody on the Fox News Channel that has an opinion, even you and Sean and pretty much everyone they disagree with.
And I'm wondering, let's just flip the script and say that, a conservative set these things. All these groups that get paid millions and millions of dollars to silence and boycott and attack and go to advertisers, they are kind of silent over this. I'm shocked.
SEBASTIAN GORKA, FOX NEWS NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIST: None of them are journalists. All those people, my former colleague Sean Spicer, how to deal with at the podium, they're activists, they are political activists. It doesn't matter whether it's the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, they are all activists.
Thomas Friedman is why Donald Trump is president. This opinion piece tells you everything you need to know, Sean. What does he actually say in that piece? He says, don't focus on the facts. Don't actually focus on the economy, the lack of unemployment, the roaring trade, economics, we've got to take him down.
That is the left. They haven't learned anything in the last two years and the results in these special elections this week in the primaries tell you everything that they have not learned. But hey, it's great. Roll on November and roll off--
HANNITY: Listen, I don't take any votes for granted. I want to be very clear here. I think this is the most important midterm. Impeach the president, you know, no vision to help the forgotten men and women of this country, no consideration, Obama failed and Trump has great economic success, foreign policy success, keep Obamacare, eliminate ICE, keep open borders, they want their crumbs back, and they want these investigations to stop. And, yes, Devin Nunes was right.
SPICER: Here's what I'm going to tell you right now. Yes, And here's the reality, that if you -- if the Democrats were going to take control of the House, all you are going to do is add more and more investigations, 24 hours a day. That is what their agenda is.
And all of the ability of President Trump to get his agenda with a Republican House is going to stop. People have to understand that President Trump may not be on the ballot this November but his agenda certainly is. We need to go out there with the same fervor that we elected the president with this November and keep a Republican House.
HANNITY: Yes. Dr. Gorka, what do you say? We'll give you the last word.
GORKA: I think November 2018 is potentially more important than November 2016. Fake news is real. The president is right to hit back, ignore them, get on social media, repost the president, find the facts out for yourself and ask yourself one thing, what do you think of the last year and a half? If you like it, that's what we need to vote for.
HANNITY: But they got to know this is really, in a large way, about President Trump and destroying and stopping his agenda.
HANNITY: They've got to understand this is to undermine the vote that they had in 2016.
SPICER: Look, Sean -- Sean, the reality is, and you said it earlier, they are going to destroy anybody that tries to support the president, they've sent now fake protesters supported by people like Samantha Bee to come after me.
This is the problem. Anybody who is with this president right now, they will do whatever they can to destroy them. And I think we have to make it very clear right now what we're up against.
HANNITY: Got it. All right, guys. Good to see you both. Right on commentary. When we come back, Tomi Lahren, she goes to San Francisco and asks the residents what they think about their sanctuary city policies. Do they remember Kate Steinle? We have much more.
HANNITY: Yesterday we showed you Tomi Lahren hitting the streets of liberal Portland, Oregon. Well, tonight, Tomi takes on the city by bay, San Francisco to find out what people think of that city's sanctuary city loss and much more. Take a look.
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TOMI LAHREN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: What do you think about the state's immigration policy as it relates to being a sanctuary state by our lovely Governor Jerry Brown?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I agree with that.
LAHREN: You do?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think we should stick the system. I don't think separating families at the border is the way to do it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you are going to come over here at least do it the right way. And if you're coming into someone else's country. And if there is no immigration, then why do we even have borders? We might as well just open up to everyone.
LAHREN: Do you think we should just have an open border?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Welcome all in. Welcome all. Welcome all. Yes.
LAHREN: Welcome all?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
LAHREN: What do you think we are going to do in the state about the illegal immigration problem?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't have a crystal ball. So I really don't know where it's going to go.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's probably better for us to provide aid to these countries to help them become a better situation in their own country and then people don't have to come here illegally.
LAHREN: Do you think they should follow the rule of law?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Of course. Then everybody should have to pay their taxes, follow the rules and make the best result and that's how we might agree.
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HANNITY: All right. Thanks, Tomi. Pretty reasonable actually. You know, not too bad for San Francisco. All right. So many keep asking me when are we going to get to the end of this deep state? Remember, it's now worse than we ever thought. It's unappealing layers of an onion. We are not stopping it. And I can tell you this. I promise you it's getting much worse. We'll get to the bottom of it.
We will always be fair and balanced. We're not the destroy-Trump media. Let not your heart be troubled. Here's Laura Ingraham.
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