Reps. Meadows, Gaetz, Gowdy, Jordan react to heated Strzok hearing

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 12, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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

And yes, we are broadcasting tonight, we're in London, where President Trump just wrapped up a busy day during his first official visit right here to the United Kingdom. We're going to have more on all of that in just a minute.

But, first, what was an incredible day in our nation's capital fireworks all over Capitol Hill. This is a historic day in so many ways. Disgraced anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, he was in the hot seat and tonight, we are just finally now beginning to expose the biggest corruption bias, dereliction at some of the highest levels, sadly, of the FBI and Department of Justice.

In other words, everything we have been telling you on this show is true and the saddest part is we are only about 15 percent into this abuse of power and the biggest corruption scandal in history. We're going to show you the most contentious, the most revealing moments from the hearing as an incredibly smug, arrogant, narcissistic Peter Strzok suspended every bit of logic lied about his blatant bias and even took yes some veiled cheap shots at yours truly.

Now, tonight, we're going to have a direct message for the corrupt FBI investigator. You know what? You may have smelled me and my fellow Trump voters in a Virginia Walmart in 2016, but now, you're going to be hearing loudly from all of us until you are held accountable for what are your malignant actions.

All right. Hold on. Sit tight. Buckle up. It's time for tonight's explosive breaking news London opening monologue.


HANNITY: All right. He was the FBI agent at the very heart of the deep state and as I have been telling you now for a long time, the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal sadly in our history.

Now in 2016, he was the lead investigator in the Clinton's server probe. He played a lead role in writing Hillary Clinton's exoneration, of course, before the investigation, before ultimately conducting her investigation months later. Despite what we now have which is incontrovertible evidence that Hillary Clinton was guilty of numerous serious felonies and crimes he then immediately transitioned to the Trump Russia witch-hunt left wing talking point, all the while as he has expressed a massive bias in favor of Hillary Clinton who he was supposed to be investigating and an extraordinary extreme hatred, animus against Donald Trump to his FBI colleague mistress, Lisa Page, all by the way on official FBI phones used to conduct official FBI business.

Now, tomorrow, Lisa Page, well, she said to testify like she was Wednesday before a closed-door session in Congress. We'll see. But today, for the very first time in a public setting, yes, Peter Strzok was now forced to begin to answer for his prejudice, his bigoted the point of view before he did an investigation, including by the way texts and statements like these. Take a look.


PETER STRZOK, FBI AGENT: You want me to read this?


STRZOK: Yes, sir. OMG, he's an idiot. Hi, how was Trump other than a douche? Melania, Trump is a disaster, I have no idea how destabilizing his presidency would be.

ISSA: And I'll preface it by saying this for context, Ms. Page said, not ever going to become president, right? Right?

STRZOK: No, no, he's not, we'll stop it.

ISSA: Repeat that again?

STRZOK: No, no, he's not. We'll stop it.

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office that there's no way he gets elected, but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy and the unlikely event you die before you're 40. What the F happened to our country, Lis?

ISSA: OK, read it again that way.

STRZOK: Sir, did you not --

ISSA: I just want to hear it one more time.

STRZOK: You just want to hear it, you need to repeat it.

ISSA: Please?

STRZOK: OK, sir, sure. Happy to indulge you.

I can't pull away, what the F happened to our country, Lis.


HANNITY: What arrogance, what narcissism -- we'll stop it, an insurance policy.

Now, get this -- despite everything you just heard, Peter Strzok actually wants you to dispense of all the common sense that god gave you and he wants you to spend all logic that you have all rationale and believe in this fantasy that his actions were not abusively biased and frankly in my view corrupt. Watch this.


STRZOK: Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath, not once in my 26 years of defending our nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took.

This is true for the Clinton email investigation, for the investigation into Russian interference and for every other investigation I've worked on. It is not who I am, and it is not something I would ever do, period.

I understand that my sworn testimony will not be enough for some people. After all, Americans are skeptical of anything coming out of Washington. But the fact is, after months of investigations, there's simply no evidence of bias in my professional actions.


HANNITY: I'd like to know how many lawyers worked on that whole show that you just saw. What you just heard is a national scandal, it is a disgrace. Remember, it was him, Strzok, who called the president an idiot, abysmal, and his girlfriend Lisa Page called him loathsome and awful, and Strzok said Hillary Clinton should win the 2016 election 100 million to zero.

And Donald Trump is bigoted an enormous bleep, he's a disaster, he's a bleeping idiot. His presidency is bleeping terrifying. This is just a small sample, by the way, of what are hundreds of anti-Trump texts.

Now, Congressman Trey Gowdy, he will be joining us tonight in just a few minutes. He called out this cancerous prejudice and discrimination. Take a look.


REP. TREY GOWDY, R-S.C.: Agents Strzok, despite the plain language of his text and emails, despite the inspector general's report and despite common sense, doesn't think he was biased. He thinks calling someone destabilizing for the country isn't biased. He thinks promising to protect the country from someone he hasn't even begun to investigate isn't biased.

He has a different set of rules for others that he's investigating. Agent Strzok thinks saying someone he is allegedly investigating should be elected president 100 million to zero, before he ever interviews, he doesn't think that's biased.

Agents Strzok thinks pronouncing someone innocent before bothering to interview more than different witnesses isn't biased.


HANNITY: If we don't get this right, we will lose this country. And, of course, Peter Strzok's animus, his hatred towards Donald Trump, it didn't stop with just the president himself. No, it also extended to Trump voters. You know, we the people, all of us that are irredeemable, deplorables, you know, we Americans that actually believe in god and our bibles and our religion and believe in the Second Amendment.

Take a look at this.


REP. BOB GOODLATTE, R-VA.: Let's discuss a text that hits home for me. On August 26, 2016, you texted Ms. Page, quote, just went to a Southern Virginia Walmart, I could smell the Trump support, and smell is in capital letters, all capital letters.

What does Trump support smell like, Mr. Strzok?

STRZOK: Sir, that's an expression of speech. I clearly wasn't smelling one thing or the other. What I was commenting on is living in northern Virginia --

GOODLATTE: What does that mean?

STRZOK: What I -- what I meant by that was living in northern Virginia, having travel in the hundred and miles south within the same state, I was struck by the extraordinary difference in the expression of political opinion and belief amongst the community there from where I live.

GOODLATTE: And you describe that as smell in capital letters.

STRZOK: Sir, that was a choice of -- the quick choice of words and it's --

GOODLATTE: All right. So, earlier --

STRZOK: Seen or heard.

GOODLATTE: OK. So, earlier, you had texted Ms. Page that another part of Virginia, Loudoun County, which is I think in northern Virginia, is, quote, still ignorant hillbillies, end quote. Is that what you meant?

STRZOK: No, sir, not at all.

GOODLATTE: And you consider Trump supporters to be ignorant hillbillies?

STRZOK: Not at all.


HANNITY: Smelly hillbillies that like Walmart.

Now, you follow that exchange. Once again, Peter Strzok asked all of us, the American people, to suspend logic and believe he didn't really say what he was called texting.

Watch one more unbelievable, insane denial.


REP. STEVE CHABOT, R-OHIO: You were both rooting for Hillary Clinton to win and you both detested Donald Trump, did you not?

STRZOK: I think that's fair to say.

CHABOT: And in fact as we've learned you apparently found Donald Trump supporters detestable too like those around Loudoun, Virginia, who have already heard, whom you called ignorant blanks, I'm not going to say that here, and that you had visited a southern Virginia Walmart and could smell the Trump support.

Don't you think that the American people when they're paying your salaries, when they're paying for a fair and unbiased investigation by none other than the FBI, deserved a whole lot better than what those comments I just referred to reflect?

STRZOK: Congressman, two things -- one, I absolutely regret the appearance of some of those texts and wish I would have said or phrased or not said at all some of the things I did. Two, I take -- I disagree completely with your attribution of my views of Trump supporters. I never said that. I expressed no such thing.


HANNITY: Now, no intelligent American would believe that denial was more verbal gymnastics than we actually saw I never thought we could top this, former President Bill Clinton, remember it all depends what is is. Now, we were alone, but I never really thought we're alone.

In order to believe these bizarre explanations from this verbal contortionist, you would literally have to suspend all sense of fact and fiction and, of course, Peter Strzok, well, he does think that the smelly, irredeemable, deplorable Trump supporters of Walmart, the hillbillies like us that believe in god and guns and bibles and religion, we don't measure up. He thinks, yes, I guess we're pretty dumb and he could just do whatever he wants.

I have some bad news for Peter. He's not the infallible super patriot that he clearly is convinced himself he is. He lies to our face and in the end he's not going to get away with it. In other words, he's not above the law because the American people saw these lies today. We know a cover-up when we see one.

By the way, so did Congressman Louie Gohmert. Take a look at this tense exchange.


REP. LOUIE GOHMERT, R-TEXAS: And you have come in here and said, I have no bias, and you do it with a straight face and I watched you in the -- in the private testimony you gave, and I told some of the other guys, he is really good. He's lying. He knows we know he's lying, and he could probably pass the polygraph.

No, the disgrace for what this man has done has --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The gentleman from Texas will suspend for a moment.

GOHMERT: -- there is the disgrace and it won't be recaptured anytime soon because of the damage you've done to the justice system. And I've talked to FBI agents around the country, you've embarrassed them, you've embarrassed yourself, and I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eyes and lied to her about --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, Mr. Chairman, it's outrageous.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mr. Chairman, please?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is intolerable harassment of the witness.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What is wrong with that, you need your medication?


HANNITY: It is clear. It is obvious to every American with common sense, Peter Strzok definitely has an unfaithful relationship with the truth.

Now, without a doubt, this is the greatest case of cognitive dissonance that I've ever seen in my life. He's out of touch with reality. He thinks only he knows what's right for America. It couldn't be more obvious. The poster child of what we now know is a deep state, thinking he knew better and knows better than we smelly Trump supporters.

But predictably, in order to deflect, he used an all-too-common tactic of the left -- launched into some attack, into some of the, quote, extreme folks on TV, and I have a response -- just like yours truly. Take a look.


STRZOK: I understand why people might think that particularly based on the misrepresentations of extreme folks in the media, conspiracy theorists, folks in this body and elsewhere, and that's why I'm glad to be here today publicly. While I'm glad to hear that people are calling for the release of my private interview, so that people can judge for themselves who I am, what I said and the facts, and that's something that's being spun or misrepresented and some ten o'clock talk-show or other place.


HANNITY: If you don't like the reporting and the truth and the investigations, I have an invitation to Mr. Arrogant One, and by the way, you can bring your girlfriend Lisa Page with you. We can do it right to my face, and I'll even offer you, Peter, what I offered your boss Jim. Three hours of radio on 570 of the best radio stations in America and right here, thanks to our loyal viewers, the number one show on all of cable news, I'll give you a full hour.

I'll tell you what? I'll give you two full hours. We're going to two days in a row a two-day extravaganza. If your track record is so impeccable and you really haven't done anything wrong, you're welcome -- two hours and three on radio come and defend yourself. I'm not going to hold my breath.

And believe it or not, in addition to Strzok's obfuscation, he actually confirmed a very important piece of information about the deep state this is something we have been telling you about for months as struck admitted Christopher Steele's dirty dossier was in fact supplied to the FBI by Bruce Ohr.

Remember, Ohr was the high-ranking Justice Department official during the Obama administration. He was married to Nellie Ohr. She worked for Fusion GPS, who were closely yes with the foreign national Christopher Steele who sold us Russian lies to influence the election.

Watch this.


REP. JIM JORDAN, R-OHIO: You said you did not personally receive documents for Mr. Ohr but the FBI did. Is that correct?

STRZOK: That's correct.

JORDAN: And you also said the FBI got documents from a different source in mid-September. Different source than whom?

STRZOK: Different source from Mr. Ohr. It was not Mr. Ohr who provided the initial documents that I became aware of in mid-September.

JORDAN: So, Mr. Ohr did not hand you the dossier?

STRZOK: That's -- Ms. Ohr didn't hand me anything.


STRZOK: Mr. Ohr provided information to the FBI that included material that is what everybody's calling the dossier, reporting from Mr. Steele.

JORDAN: Say that again. Say it again. Mr. Ohr provided what?

STRZOK: He provided some elements of reporting that my understanding is originated from Mr. Steele.

JORDAN: So, Mr. Bruce Ohr did give the FBI information relative to the dossier?



HANNITY: Bought and paid for, foreign national put together, Russian lies to influence the election, a perfect example of the deep state working together to use a piece of what Clinton paid for, the Russian lies, yes, all to impact and influence an election, a presidential election. This is a massive abuse of power scandal. Everything we have been saying is right. We're going to have a lot more on this all throughout the show.

But, first, I want to end our monologue tonight with a message directly to Peter Strzok.

Just so you know, I love law enforcement, Peter. My mom worked as a prison guard for about 25 years of her life. She worked more 16-hour shifts than I could ever add up or recall. My father, a family court officer. Many relatives who worked in law enforcement including the NYPD, two who made it to the tippy-top that worked for that organization that I have so much respect for, the FBI. They were revered in my family.

And today, you told the American people not to believe your own words, their clear meaning. You tried to cover up your bias. You took no ownership of your terrible and despicable actions.

Mr. Strzok, you are not the 99.9 percent of law enforcement in this country that serve and protect us, nor was your girlfriend Lisa, nor was your boss Jim, or Deputy FBI Director McCabe. What you are is a partisan political hack and you abuse the trust and the power that we the smelly people of the United States that like Walmart gave to you, the people that work hard every single day contribute to the society, make it better, play by the rules, pay their taxes, use their salary, obey the laws, get taxed into oblivion by corrupt government, the people who struggle to make ends meet, the ones that you have shown nothing but contempt and hatred for and the ones you think you're superior to.

And if your chosen candidate, your beloved Hillary, had won, none of this corruption would have come to light.

Now, the deep state, your days are numbered and we smelly Trump supporters and I'm one of an irredeemable deplorable, we will not rest and all of your deep state colleagues until they are held accountable for what you've done here,

Joining us now, two congressmen who did grill Peter Strzok earlier today. He's the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, of course, Mark Meadows from North Carolina, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.

Chairman Meadows, this guy wants us to believe that his own words have no meaning. I thought Clinton parse words really well in a corrupt way. This is a whole new level.

Let's get your reaction to the hearings.

REP. MARK MEADOWS, R-N.C.: Well, it's a whole new level, Sean, but I think the other thing is he wants us to believe him when he's saying one thing that's very different than the evidence would suggest. And so, today, Peter Strzok's luck ran out.

I'm here to tell you that there are a number of things that he said today that are not supported by evidence. And so, they could be potentially false testimony, and they are in conflict with other testimony that we've had from Rod Rosenstein, specifically the lead up that you had in your monologue talking about Bruce Ohr's involvement. You have one part of the DOJ saying, oh, he wasn't involved you have testimony today that suggests that he is. We've long suspected that.

So I can -- I can just tell you, the American people know that there was one particular witness today that had a hard time with the facts.

HANNITY: So, Congressman Gaetz, I know that this is the main question I get from people. So, Hillary Clinton had a rigged investigation and they allowed her to continue because she was the favored one. He thought, of course, it was going to be a hundred million and none because smelly people like me and others wouldn't vote for Donald Trump.

So, I guess the question is, when do we get justice? When is a real investigation into Hillary happened? When do we get to the bottom of the FISA abuse scandal? Jim Jordan is going to join us later. He got some new information on that today.

When do we get -- when does the truth come out and when are these people held responsible for abusing the power that we the people gave them, the smelly people.

REP. MATT GAETZ, R-FLA.: We are only going to get justice when Attorney General Jeff Sessions does his job and follows the advice that dozens of us in Congress have been giving him to appoint a second special counsel, Sean. But we won't get justice from the Democrats. If you watch the hearing today, you saw the Democrats give a five hour cat bath to Peter Strzok.

You had one Democrat from the state of New Jersey say that he deserved hugs and kisses. A Democrat from Rhode Island said that we needed to give Peter Strzok our apology and one Democrat from Tennessee even said that he deserved the Purple Heart. That is incredibly offensive to the people who've gone down range and fought for our country who live in my district who've been wounded in action.

And it just shows the extent to which anything that could in any way be negative for Donald Trump is something the Democrats will embrace even if that very same stuff is harmful to our country and the institutions that we all have to be able to rely on.

HANNITY: Congressman Meadows, how do we -- how do we now hold these people accountable?

To me, if I did what Hillary did, if I lied to a FISA judge, if I rigged an investigation, I would expect that I probably wouldn't end up like these people.

MEADOWS: Well, you wouldn't because there's two standards. There's a standard here in Washington, D.C. for the well-connected of which obviously Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, some of the others that we we're now seeing, perhaps even the director of the CIA and James Clapper, the well-connected, there's a standard for them. And yet, there's a standard for all other Americans.

So, here's how we have to actually get to the bottom of it. There has to be criminal referrals that start, enough of the talk, enough of the hearings. You know, we're starting to gather enough information.

It is time for criminal referrals and that includes going back to some of the evidence that has been put forth.

HANNITY: All right. You guys were amazing. Without the Freedom Caucus, we're in trouble.

Trey Gowdy, Jim Jordan, Sara and Greg, next -- straight ahead.



GOWDY: Your testimony is, Bob Mueller did not kick you off because of the content of your text. He kicked you all because of some appearance that he was worried about.

STRZOK: My testimony, what you asked and what I responded to was that he kicked me off because of my bias. I'm stating to you, it is not my understanding that he kicked me off because of any bias that it was done based on the appearance. If you want to represent what she said accurately, I'm happy to answer that question but I don't appreciate what was originally said being changed.

GOWY: I don't give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok. I don't appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016.

In addition to disappointing the hell out of my Democrat colleagues that someone who was investigating Russian collusion didn't think there was any there there, why would you be concerned? Why would you not be ecstatic that there was no collusion? Why the word concern?

STRZOK: Sir, I don't know what I'm in --


HANNITY: All right. That was more of the fireworks at today's explosive of hearings, House hearings, with the disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Joining us now, the man you just saw, House Government and -- Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy.

Congressman, good to see you. Welcome back to program.

GOWDY: Yes, sir. Thank you.

HANNITY: At the heart of this, I think you captured it there, Congressman, and that is a bias and this man was in the forefront of everything. Do you believe as I do that Hillary Clinton had a rigged investigation, that she violated the Espionage Act, it was a big case of obstruction with the emails, deletions and Bleach Bit? And do you believe as I believe that in fact he went after Trump with a vengeance because of a political view that he expressed often?

GOWDY: Well, let's take Trump first. Before he ever began investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, he'd already made up his mind that President Trump would be destabilizing for the country. I mean, think about how serous that word is, Sean -- destabilizing for our country.

And he hadn't even begun to interview the first person in August. He said, we'll stop it. We need an insurance policy.

And then he began talking about impeachment one day after Bob Mueller's investigation began. So, Peter Strzok has a level of bias, it would make it impossible for any prosecutor to stand in front of a jury and use him as a witness. On the other hand, while he's convicting Donald Trump before the investigation begins, he's exonerating Hillary Clinton -- a hundred million to zero is what the vote ought to be -- and he had an interviewed her and he hadn't interviewed 30 other witnesses.

HANNITY: Congressman, and now, did you believe his explanation as it relates to his text messages? I did not believe it. I did not believe the American people believe what they saw today.

GOWDY: No, the only people who believe his explanation are the 30-some-odd Democrats. Keep in mind, Sean, 60 Democrats have already voted to move forward with impeachment on President Trump and Bob Mueller hadn't released his first single solitary finding.

So, they've already made up their minds. And, of course, they'd be sympathetic to an FBI agent who's already made up his mind.

He's the only person in America who doesn't think he was biased. He's the only person in America that does not understand how incredibly detrimental those texts are to any kind of serious investigation. So, look, I spent 10 hours with him two weeks ago, about an equal amount of time today. He just doesn't -- he thinks what his personal opinion is what the rest of us call bias.

HANNITY: Well, yes, I guess that's where the smelly people will go to Wal- Mart. And as I mention in my monologue tonight I happen to be one of those people I like Wal-Mart. I like Kmart and I like Costco, and I like Target. And you can get everything you want there and you get a pretty good deal with every one of those place.

But the more important question, you are -- if I remember correctly, you are a prosecutor and you never lost the case. Am I correct in that, sir?

GOWDY: I was definitely a prosecutor, yes, sir. I have some good case.


HANNITY: And you never lost a case?

GOWDY: I had some very courageous people and some good cops.

HANNITY: So what I want to ask and this is really important. What I am worried about more than anything else here, Hillary Clinton is allowed to take things that are subpoenaed and delete them. Use bleach bit on the hard drives, have aides break up devices and hammers and remove SIM cards and move with Espionage Act you cannot mishandle or destroy classified or top- secret information, both of those things happened.

He wrote an exoneration with, of course the FBI Director Comey in early May and they didn't interview her until July 2nd. She was exonerated on July 5th. That to me, and you've been involve in these things, do we have equal justice under the law?


HANNITY: Do we have equal application of our laws?

GOWDY: No. And that's what frustrates people. That's what frustrates your viewers who wonder, well, will that happen to me, too? Will the director of the FBI announce my innocence before 20 some odd interviews have been done including my own?

And keep this in mind too, Sean, they were really clear when they went into her interview, she's not going to be charged with anything, unless -- unless she lies. So the mishandling of classified information she was never in jeopardy from that, even before they interviewed her.

So I think everybody would like that deal, that the FBI is going to come talk to me and the only thing I got to do is tell the truth. Yes, I rob the bank, yes, I kidnapped this person, yes, I committed bank fraud. And you got to do is tell the truth and you're going to get out of jail free.

Converse that with the fact that Donald Trump not a single solitary witness had been interviewed before Peter Strzok is promising to stop him from ever becoming president. That is a dichotomy that erodes public trust in our justice system and in our law enforcement.

HANNITY: I'm going to have Jim Jordan on the program after who also had a chance to question Peter Strzok today. I call -- when you had the FISA abuse questions that he was asking, I called this the single biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in American history.

Let's stay on what you were just talking about. Was Peter Strzok and others, were they abusing their power in an attempt to impact an American election in a way that they saw fit to help candidate and hurt another candidate. And what does that mean if that can happen in the United States of America, congressman?

GOWDY: Well, a politicization of law enforcement is the end of us. If we begin to view that blindfolded lady holding a set of scales is really having an R or a D on her brass plate, if that's where we are, then we are finished as a republic.

I'm proud to be on the House intel committee and we've done some really important work on the FISA abuse. It's been a long slag and we haven't had a lot of help at times. But Devin has made a really good progress on under covering on what went in to that FISA application.

So I don't know. I know this. I know that there were lots of things that should have been in that application that was presented to the judge that were not, and I know that they decided not to charge her before they interviewed 30 fact witnesses.

So if that is not a dichotomy that we're going to withhold exculpatory information in this case and we're going to withhold any prospect of prosecution in that case, I don't know how anyone cannot be left with the conclusion that if your name is Clinton, then you will be treated differently than if your name is Jones or Smith.

HANNITY: What you are saying, congressman, is really scary to me and it should frighten every American. I want to ask you one last question, what now? I mean, Hillary Clinton had a rigged investigation. I think the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible for obstruction and for the Espionage Act and a number of statutes that we laid out here.

What happens to her and what happens to the people that were involved in the exoneration before the investigation to impact the presidential election. Never mind lying to four FISA judges to get warrants to spy on Americans an opposition party candidate representatives.

GOWDY: Well, Sean, this is where I get myself in a little bit of trouble because all of the principal decision-makers now were put in place by President Trump. Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray. It's no longer Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder and Jim Comey. I mean, it's our folks.

So if they had uncovered systemic abuse or any potential criminality, they have an obligation to prosecute it. My fear is when you have the head of the FBI stand up in front of the entire world and exonerate her the way Jim Comey did, I don't know a prosecutor in the world that is good enough to win that case.

So our opportunity to find out whether or not she violated the Espionage Act, I think Jim Comey ruined that -- they ruined it by not interviewing her seriously. And then they ruined it by that unprecedented press conference. So we'll never know the answer to your question.

HANNITY: All right. Congressman, profound words. I hope the American people are paying very close attention. I think you did a great job today. We have a lot of ground to cover.

When we come back, Sara Carter and Gregg Jarrett, they've been in the forefront of breaking so much of story. It's a big, sad, but historic and important night as we continue from London.



GAETZ: Well, gosh, what -- I mean, Just days after Mueller is appointed, in two text messages, one on 19th of May and one on the 22nd of May, you reference impeachment. Did Bob Mueller ask you why would you are referencing impeachment?

STRZOK: Congressman, as I just stated Director Mueller did not ask me about any text message.

GAETZ: It's just really interesting to me that when you were so damaging to the investigation that you had to go, that Bob Mueller, the person who brought in all these people that had connections to the Hillary Clinton campaign did not ask you about a single text message.

And I tend to believe, Mr. Chairman that it's because he did not want to know the answer and there was biased. And that your perception above Mueller's perception of you is totally unreliable.


HANNITY: All right. Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida questioning FBI agent Peter Strzok about his dismissal from the Mueller probe, yes, they want impeachment.

Here with reaction, the title catches it all, less than 10 days away, "The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton, and yes, Frame Donald Trump," all on display today, Fox News legal analyst, Gregg Jarrett. Also here on set with us in London. We have investigative reporter and Fox News contributor, Sara Carter.

All right. So everything that we had talked about, you reported all the people that we bring on are absolutely right. How do we get justice? That's now the question the American people want to know.

SARA CARTER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I think first in an effort to get justice, documents need to be released to the public. The public needs to be able to see what the House intelligence committee has seen recently. There are 19 pages of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The very last FISA warning.

HANNITY: This is the one that Rosenstein signed?

CARTER: Correct. This is the one that Rosenstein signed and that's why this is so important.

HANNITY: Why these 19 pages of that application so important?

CARTER: The 19 pages are so important because they basically will reveal exactly what happened. It will answer the questions as to how was Peter Strzok involved in the FISA warrants in obtaining those FISA warrant.

It will also, I think also the supporting documents. Now remember, Sean, the only person at this moment in time that can get those documents declassified for the American--


HANNITY: It's the president.

CARTER: -- it's President Trump.

HANNITY: And by the way, you are echoing something that Gregg Jarrett has been saying, and I agree with both of you on. In one way it's a sad day, Gregg, but it's also a day that everything you have talked about and Sara has talked about. I'm going to miss a million names. Sebastian Gorka, I mean, I'll just go through the list. David Schoen. Too many people. Joe DiGenova, Alan Dershowitz. We've been right.

Now how do we get to justice part, the fact that it was a rigged investigation that -- and we'll get to Jim Jordan on FISA that FISA judges were lied to.


HANNITY: That went after and tried to abuse -- use -- abuse their power, as you say to get Donald Trump.

JARRETT: It needs to be fully exposed and then the people behind it like Peter Strzok and James Comey and Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page all need to be prosecuted under the various statues that you and I have talked so often.

Today, this guy said he didn't remember writing the infamous text message in which he was promising to stop Donald Trump from becoming president. Isn't it interesting that James Comey also has the same amnesia? He told the inspector general, I don't remember writing those words that Hillary Clinton was grossly negligent and committed crimes.

Well, he wrote it not once, but twice. He gave it to Peter Strzok, and Strzok and Page then decide we got to change it. Comey wants to clear Clinton even though she committed crimes.

HANNITY: What if--


JARRETT: So they sit down at a computer and they make the changes, and he doesn't seem to remember much about that either.

HANNITY: They are writing the exonerations in early May. They didn't talk to the people till July and exonerated or three days.


HANNITY: So what if the -- what if any of -- we are the smelly people, the irredeemable deplorables that like our bible, God, we believe in God and we believe in the Second Amendment. What if anyone else did this?

JARRETT: They would be behind bars already. I mean, this guy is the personification of the arrogance of power and corruption. And you know, he is in complete denial, he didn't fool anybody today. He was pompous and pretentious, a smirk on his face the whole time. And you know, with the critical questions--


HANNITY: Arrogance and narcissistic.

JARRETT: Yes. Within the critical questions and you had it in your monologue, he refused to answer some of those questions but the truth in the end it will come out and he will be held accountable.

HANNITY: Last word.

CARTER: Let's get those documents so that the American people can see what's going on.

HANNITY: The 19 pages the final application.

CARTER: The 19 pages of the final application of the FISA, the letter was delivered in June to President Trump. Now a few people have already seen that information but they are sworn to secrecy, the DOJ will not allow them to talk about it. Let's get that to the American people and we will get justice. We'll find out.

HANNITY: Thank you both. It's a sad gladness when you're right, but look at what's happening to our country. It's scary. This is about our presidential election.

Jim Jordan, he went in on the FISA issue. He broke news today against Peter Strzok. He's next, straight ahead.



REP. JIM JORDAN (R), OHIO: You said you did not personally receive documents from Mr. Ohr, but the FBI did, is that correct?

STRZOK: That's correct.

JORDAN: And you also said the FBI got documents from a different source in mid-September. A different source than whom?

STRZOK: Different source from Mr. Ohr. It was not Mr. Ohr who provided the initial documents that I became aware of in mid-September.

JORDAN: So Mr. Ohr did not hand you the dossier?

STRZOK: That's -- Mr. Ohr didn't hand me anything.


STRZOK: Mr. Ohr provided information to the FBI that included material that is what everybody is calling the dossier.


JORDAN: Wait, wait, wait. Say that again. Say that sentence again. Mr. Ohr provided what?

STRZOK: He provided some elements of reporting that my understanding is originated from Mr. Steele.

JORDAN: So Bruce Ohr did give the FBI information relative to the dossier?



HANNITY: Well, that pause was very revealing. One of the more explosive revelations during today's marathon House hearing with disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Joining us now with more, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan. By the way, Congressman Jordan, welcome to the club. If you support Donald Trump, you had to know the lies and the smears against you are obviously a political attack. I'm sorry you are going through that.


JORDAN: Yes. You've been through it, Sean. Yes, you've been through it and you know what it's like, so thank you. But today--


HANNITY: I know it every day.

JORDAN: Exactly.

HANNITY: It's all of us, anyone that supports the president.

JORDAN: Exactly right.

HANNITY: And I'm sorry that you and your family have to go through that.

JORDAN: Thank you. Today, think about that. The top--

HANNITY: Let me -- yes.

JORDAN: The top DOJ official Bruce Ohr actually hands parts of the dossier to the FBI. And remember, Bruce Ohr's wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS who was paid by the Clinton campaign to put this entire dossier together.

This is the first time to my knowledge that the FBI has admitted they got parts of the dossier from Bruce Ohr a fellow DOJ employee. That's scary.

HANNITY: And the wife of Bruce Ohr, wasn't she one of the ones that worked for Fusion GPS--


JORDAN: In the summer.

HANNITY: -- that had the money that was funneled to Perkins Coie that hire the foreign national and that got Russian lie?

JORDAN: Exactly.

HANNITY: Russia tried to impact the election through Hillary, is that not true?

JORDAN: Exactly. Bruce Ohr, the fourth ranking official at the Department of Justice, his wife works for Fusion GPS in the summer. He gets information and passed it to the FBI. That becomes the basis to spy on the Trump campaign, plain and simple. This is the first time to my knowledge the FBI has admitted that, and it was good that we got some of that information out today. So this whole investigation--


HANNITY: A hesitation.

JORDAN: Yes. Well, yes.

HANNITY: Yes. He hesitated. He didn't want to answer your question.

JORDAN: He sure didn't. It took me three rounds to get it out of him. But I'll tell you what. This investigation started flawed with the dossier and Matt Gaetz had some great questioning. Where Bob Mueller gets rid of Strzok, it's now flawed in the back end as well, because Bob Mueller didn't even ask peter Strzok about all these text messages that show his animus to Donald Trump, to President Trump.

So Bob Mueller went today. He fired him it was like a 15-minute meeting he didn't even get into the fact that Peter Strzok had written all of these terrible things about our president, he didn't even get into that. So this thing was flawed when it started on this -- base on this dossier and it was flawed here at the end based on when they got rid of Strzok and didn't even ask him of the important questions.

HANNITY: Just like Andrew Weissmann who lost tens of thousands of Americans their jobs to overturn 9-0 Supreme Court four innocent people sent to jail for a year overturn by fifth circuit all and gets excoriated by a judge for withholding exculpatory evidence. He is on team Mueller, there's no team in America like ever going to be fair with the pit bull like that.

Let me ask you this. At the heart of this, was Hillary's investigation rigged so the favorite candidates investigation rigged, and was this a specific attempt to basically steal an election, pretty much? The smelly people, don't let them win.

JORDAN: Yes. Well, we always thought the Clinton investigation was rigged. Now what we've learned in the last several months and from the inspector general's report, we know it was rigged, and the same people who ran that, ran the Russian investigation they started the Russian investigation based on his dossier.

This was such a key element to getting the warrant, the secret warrant to spy on the Carter Page's associated with Trump campaign, so it sure looks flawed from the get-go and the investigation as well, Sean.

HANNITY: Congressman, thanks for being with us.

JORDAN: You bet.

HANNITY: I will tell you this, if these people get away with this, we've lost it. There's no justice under the law, equal application of the law and our Constitution is basically shredded. Two-tier justice system.

All right. Congressman, thank you. When we come back, the most ridiculous comments made at the Strzok hearing. Hint, it was made by Democrats. Straight ahead.


HANNITY: All right. Through night -- throughout tonight's show we played you some of the best sound of Republicans grilling anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok on his clear hatred of the president and love of Hillary. Democrats in the committee for the most part, did everything possible to make a mockery of this hearing. And of course, cover for this corruption. Watch this.


REP. STEVE COHEN, D-TENN.: I don't know where to start. If I could give you a Purple Heart I would. You deserve one. This has been an attack on you on in a way to attack Mr. Mueller in the investigation. That is to get the Russia collusion involved in our election.


HANNITY: Pretty disgraceful. But you know what, typical, predictable.

All right. That's all the time we have left this evening. We expect big protests here in London. We'll broadcast tomorrow again from London and we'll be in Helsinki on Monday.

As always, thanks for being with us. Let not your heart be troubled. There she is, Laura Ingraham, standing by.

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