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what we make has to work. we strive to protect you. at 3m, we're in pursuit of solutions that make people's lives better. >> good evening. tonight we are turning over most of this hour to an examination of one subjective, the most important subject of our time, the democratic party in league with the department of justice, the fbi and in addition to three of the nation's intelligence agencies tried to impeach the president without evidence or crime of any kind, conspired to overthrow the president of the united states despite bringing the immense weight of those agencies and departments
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against donald trump, he persevered, he has prevailed and stands exonerated of all baseless charges and vindicated by the acquittal of partisan charges and congressional abuse of power. we want to examine and begin to understand how the american people have been persuaded to tolerate the harassments, attacks, efforts of one political party to subvert the policies of donald trump's administration, to try to overthrow his presidency and with us, special guest including rudy giuliani, sidney powell and judicial watch president tom fitton. first the president was put through crossfire hurricane, an 11 month fbi probe that began in july of 2016 while the president was still a candidate in which fbi agents
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investigated when the fbi came up with nothing the radical dems conspired with obama era holdovers and loyalists to create a special counsel investigation led by robert mueller. almost two years of investigation resulted in clear and unequivocal exoneration and vindication of the president. after failing in crossfire hurricane and the mueller investigation that collapsed the radical dems quickly maneuvered, tried to initiate and impeachment without evidence, only baseless partisan charges charges entirely partisan, transparently farcical, donald trump was immediately acquitted nearly two weeks ago. with the special counsel there was no collusion so radical drams moved to obstruction and the president again exonerated. the dems tried impeachment on abuse of power. there was none so they claimed obstruction of congress but
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there was none so why would the american people continue to put up with more subversion, more attempts to overthrow an already historic president and what will be the price for the party of hate come november of this year. the radical dems efforts to overthrow donald trump have always been tied to the early actions of the deep state, members of the permanent bureaucracy in washington who have seditious lee works from the earliest days of the trump campaign to try to present and eventually remove donald trump from gaining office. as outlined by the conservative treehouse and we want to credit them with outstanding reporting and recommend them to you on tonight's broadcast, a key moment that could have changed the way the president's first 3 and a half years in office unfolded, the department of justice's corrupt decision not to prosecute a man for leaking
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classified information. that man was for security director for the senate intelligence committee james wolf. wolf was indicted in 2018 for leaking information to four journalists including one with whom he was having an affair. he also lied to the fbi. as we reported here before, wilson indictment shows he picked up a highly classified document on march 17th of 2017 to take to the senate intelligence committee. a later fbi sentencing recommendation confirmed that that document included the first two fisa warrants for carter page but james wolf was never charged with leaking those classified documents, most of the charges were dropped against him and what could be called nothing than a sweetheart deal orchestrated by former us attorney jesse lou. wolf was allowed to plead guilty to one count of lying to
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investigators for which he served two month, two months in prison. it is that moment in which we can now see evidence of the department of justice covering of the background scheme to remove the president. had the prosecution of wolf gone on it is likely text messages between senate intel committee vice-chairman mark warner and christopher steele's attorney adam waldman might have been highly scrutinized. we will never know. further questions would have been asked about warner's links to steal and the credibility of steel's work but it wasn't in the left-wing national media's best interest look into case, they were busy making claims like these about the steel dossier. >> the dossier has been corroborated by the intelligence committee. >> the dossier is far from bogus. it is the accurate dossier. >> nothing in the dossier has
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been disproved. >> the steel dossier rings true to me. >> the am i 6 guy who did a famous dossier which is getting more credibility than it did. lou: how has this been allowed to go on for so long and at least one claim gaining further credibility, not so anymore but looking back on those fateful days it is amazing how gullible the left-wing national media pretended at least to be. proposing questions of two people deeply connected to the fight against a radical dems and deep state efforts to overthrow this president joining us tonight is sidney powell, attorney for former national security advisor general michael flynn, former federal prosecutor, good to have you with us, and thompson, president of judicial watch, judicial watch with a singular status, doing more than any other organization to bring
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much of the secretive aspects of this outrage against this great republic to light so thank you for being here. >> let me begin with that moment at which the federal government shows to only sentence amanda two months in prison for what was an egregious act against the government. >> that was a stunning decision on the part of the us attorney jesse lou and i'm certainly glad the president will recommendation for promotion to another department of the government and i'm glad she's no longer in the us attorney's office because the swamp, she would have had jurisdiction over the swamp and could have done a lot to clean it out and instead she protected it. >> this is again the fisa warrant's application back again because that was what was contained in those documents that he was carrying back, why
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in the world would the justice department not prosecute this person inducer to the fullest extent, the senate select committee on intelligence for whom he was working. >> let me take a different point. in many ways that would have been an ordinary sentencing and plea deal but the difference is those opportunities, that professional approach is only allowed for the protected class, democrats staff, people close to the deep state but if you are a republican, if you are associated with trump they take an aggressive point of view and try to put you in jail and prosecute to the full extent of the law way beyond any regular person would have been prosecuted. in essence what wolf got is what stone should be getting. in the least what flynn should have been getting, flynn has been prosecuted way beyond the
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underlying circumstances that it shows you that if you are tied to the democrats, tied to democrats in the senate specifically here you get a special dispensation from the justice department and you have to remember sessions i remember announced 27 leak investigations, this is not the only week that took place, you had general flynn who was the victim of leaks, attorney general sessions was the victim of leaks, classified leaks, where's the investigations there and it is interesting that again the leaks that we do know about that were actually investigated, comey and mccabe the justice department punted on in their you virtually have confessions by the leakers. >> confession or not, mccabe two times lied under oath, other lies obviously lacks of can door as the ig likes to refer to it. as tom puts it the variance
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between republican justice and democratic justice under the deep state perhaps deep state is the wrong terminology altogether. perhaps it should be radical dems deeply buried in the bureaucracy and sometimes not so deeply. >> that is probably more like it because some 90 something% of department of justice employees donated to the hillary clinton campaign but one of the reasons wolf got off as lightly as he did was because he threatened or did subpoena senators from the senate, somebody on intelligence, he didn't leak that likely on his own. he was probably instructed to leak it, or somebody on the committee or more than one person knew he was leaking it. >> we will take o general flynn here tonight, we understand that there is also a court hearing tomorrow morning for roger stone. it is a very busy judiciary because they have quite a mess
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to clean up. we will be talking more about that mess and how we as american citizens should be considering how -- what the proper way is for the cleanup that is required of political corruption that permeates our federal government. another headlines tonight the coronavirus is now infected more than 73,000 people, killed nearly 1900, the majority of them have occurred in china, 99% in fact, almost 350 americans who were quarantines aboard a cruise ship docked in japan have been returned to the united states tonight, 14 of them however testing positive for the coronavirus and they were flown back in isolation, 2020 presidential hopefuls tom styron amy klobuchar can't name the president of mexico. their failure to do so coming
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at a telemundo event in nevada. senator klobuchar sitting las vegas english shouldn't be the official language in the united states. it isn't. it is universal but not compulsory. her comment was made in english and is a reversal from her previous position where she voted in favor of a 2007 english-language amendment. of next. democrat on the senate intelligence committee, senator mark warner is tasked with a lawyer a russian oligarch and christopher steele, x and i 6 and that fraudulent dossier and the relationship the committee republicans were aware of. we
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russian oligarch and also a lawyer representing access to christopher steele, the author of the phony discredited dossier, among others, great great credulous. the text between warner and the lobbyist oligarchs dated to february 20 seventeenth when warner asked adam waldman to connect him with steel. in march waldman told warner steel was skittish about connecting and warner replied this. we want to do this right, don't want to send letter yet because if we can't get agreement would rather not have paper trail. on october the text messages were provided to republicans and democrats of the senate intel committee. intel committee chair richard burr new of water's back channel efforts but chose not
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to investigate further. i wonder why. contrast warner's connection with russia to that of jeff sessions? 's himself for many russian investigations on march 2nd of 2017 just a month after the president took office. we are back with general michael flynn's attorney, tom fitton, president of judicial watch. i want to go back to that moment. it has been just about three years and a few days since general flynn resigned. he has been put through hell by any definition, in the prosecution by these justice department attorneys. where are we with the case? bring us up-to-date very quickly if you would. >> we are in the process of trying to get his guilty plea vacated or the case dismissed for the government's outrageous and egregious misconduct from the time they started the
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investigation through the prosecutor after recent breach of the plea agreement it has been one thing after another. the entire investigation was based on the pretext, there is no valid basis to investigate and they have violated his rights in every single turn, interviewed him in an ambush without telling them what they were there a that he was subject of the investigation, he didn't have a lawyer present, they didn't advise him of his rights because they literally schemed and planned. the next step is to file a reprise belief tomorrow on the misconduct motion. >> the justice department the justice department understands that what they have done to this man, the iniquity of it as well as the inequities. this is horrific than our justice department doesn't have the integrity to stand up and say this man has been wrong. >> attorney general william
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barr and us attorney jerome have said the opening of crossfire hurricane which led to this indictment on plea deal was suspect survey have confirmed that the opening of the investigation into the trump team which led to the prosecution of flynn is suspect. given that shouldn't they in the least freeze this investigation until they figure out what was up and what was down about it? they think there is information that was opened improperly and you could argue and i'm sure sidney would that this is fruit of the poison tree and shouldn't be pursuing this. there's enough for the president to pardon him but he shouldn't have to. the justice department should come in and protect the rule of law and stop it. lou: this president put william barr in charge as attorney general to do precisely that, to clean up the justice department and fbi that are
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rancid with political corruption. there is no mystery here. that is a politically corrupt department and agency period and how many prosecutors have worked against your client? how many have they unleashed are you? >> 19 were part of the special counsel operation and most of them were present in what was supposed to be his sentencing december over a year ago. technically the lead prosecutors on it, now there are a couple more. we've heard from fox by the way that attorney general william barr has appointed someone new to review the entire matter which would be a wonderful thing is true because anybody looking at it -- >> because fox reported it and we reported it right here. >> they haven't told me but i'm looking forward to hearing it from the government themselves.
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lou: anytime i can help just give me a call. >> they told the judge? >> not yet. >> it is a real problem, the attorney general should freeze this. it doesn't mean you are letting general flynn off from the prosecutor's perspective, just reason everything in place until they figure out if there was corruption behind this investigation. i don't know why they are not following up. >> we have produced enough evidence and documentation now for them to see that there is corruption behind the entire thing. it should be dismissed or the plea allowed to be withdrawn at a minimum. lou: the judge may be a partisan, maybe a partisan, but one thing, you can see on the face of this that it is wrong. how wrong general flynn has been. if that is asking too much of the justice department we have
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the wrong people trying to fix what is an evil and politically corrupt organization. >> the best thing the department of justice could do and do it very quickly is to agree. >> that. there you go. will you accept that? >> you never know what the next justice department will do because you can't trust the next gang that comes in. lou: i don't trust any of them. we will continue with you and if you will stay right there we would like to hear your thoughts on all of this, share your comments, follow me on twitter, loudobbs, follow me on instagram tonight. of next former department of justice official signing a letter, some 2000 of them calling for attorney general william barr to resign. justice department independent of the president. the only problem for them is the department of justice isn't independent. can you think of an executive branch that is independent of the president or should be? cologuard: colon cancer screening
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lou: as i said at the outset of tonight's rogers more than 2000 former justice department employees signed a petition that calls on attorney general william barr to resign for what they claim is interference in roger stone's sentencing case. the letter formed by the activist group called protect democracy is a straight out radical dem enterprise and never trump organization. it has been around since 2017, decried the president's statement on stone's sentences interference and yet the group claims there are instances when, quote, political leadership weighs in on individual prosecutions. the never trump resistance liabilities is deeply embedded
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the radical dams truly are particularly in the justice department protesting the constitution and the president's constitutional authority. how can anyone say the justice department is independent of the administration when it contains a national security division, just who the hell would they report to? nobody can say national securities anything less then what is in the clear preview of the president of the united states and commander-in-chief, his powers, authority and responsibility is include oversight of national security including justice, 110,000 employees, joining us tonight donald trump's personal attorney former new york city mayor america's mayor rudy giuliani, good to have you here. i have to say when i saw this letter it at 1100 signatures on it and i said -- >> that a lot of signatures. >> 100,000 employees right now working in the justice
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department. >> only a small fraction of the stupid lawyers in washington and the ones that have lost any sense of legal education have become political hacks. >> where did they get this idea the constitution is to be ignored and the justice department -- >> ignoring the constitution? >> independent -- >> in pursuance of their moral cars of removing trump there is no constitution. did shift had a constitution? he had 60 is a good meeting, denied right to counsel, subpoenaed me for my attorney-client records, would have been an outrage if i were defending a terrorist. new york times, washington post, cnn and all these people have lost any sense of the constitution, they do not believe it applies to donald trump, to donald trump's lawyers, whether the attorney general or his personal lawyer, they trash our constitutional rights the way joe mccarthy did
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to communists but he didn't get away with it because republicans stood up and mike threw him out. adam schiff, pelosi, the are the joe mccarthys of today, trashing constitutional rights and liberals have lost all moral compass. lou: if they ever had, you mentioned adam schiff, having disregard for the constitution, no conscience either but it rises almost to the level of equal concern is lack of self-awareness of the failure, they tried to impeach him, tried to carry out -- >> on a non-impeachable offense. lou: every inch and they continue to persist and that only tells us one thing. they know there's no accountability and that means republicans have to find a way to -- >> we are holding them accountable. biden has been able to get away
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with millions of dollars in bribery at least since the 90s. there is a biden pattern in which biden gets in office, they make millions, joe says i don't know but they live next door to each other and we see money going to joe's account, the ukrainian prosecutor. it will turn out the vice president of the united states, that office was sold for the largest of money ever sold. you can look at prior vice presidents, nothing like this ever happened, 14, 15 million in ukraine, have 1 billion housing deal in iraq, half $1 billion to $1 billion bank of china is your partner.
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lou: are you saying to joe biden himself? >> if you don't think he shared in that, his son is very close to him, his brother was very close to him, anytime he was point man biden got millions. he would have benefited from that and you don't have to take the money from bribery. if i am the president and i say i'm going to give you what you want, give the money to my son, that is a bribe because the bribery statute says to you or someone else. you don't get off of joe, it's going to your son because we know what happens when it goes to your son. americans are not stupid. >> we are being played for stupid. >> crooked crooked family. it is more money than a lot of organized crime families made and a lot more money than white-collar cases, i initiated the prosecution -- >> to hold him accountable. we are going to take a quick
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break and find out how giuliani thinks that's going to happen and we will find out who is running the fisa courts and how is it that the fbi can live 17
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full vindication and yet the radical dams, the party of hate persist on capitol hill. what is your thought about why the american people have put up with this ignorance, this banality, this attempt to overthrow? >> they don't control the key institutions. the key institution is the house, the house can do whatever it once. we lost a year ago and we don't control no matter what we write, what we say, they are consumed with hatred and if they are not consumed with hatred are being driven by the nature of others, their constituents and hatred makes them stupid too, stupid decisions which is why they make a lot of the stupid decisions they make like colin mueller and gets up there with a babbling idiot and they. a case. colin michael cohen, he lies 7 times, goodbye:. they bring the whistleblower in, now they can't produce the whistleblower because they produced was a blow, going to
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turn out was a was there at the beginning concocting a scheme to prevent him from being president and taken out after he is president of matter what false charge you need. that is what is going to happen. that is why adam schiff is hiring him. >> and he is still hiding him and -- >> a conspirator, not a whistleblower. lou: he is in no way under the legal definition, a was a blower even if you were - you know what has happened? no one can speak his name. he has been vanished. >> my podcast on this i got him, i got him cold, got the records, got everything. lou: the question. >> i don't see any reason i can't do it at my lawyer said no, better just keep it -- >> this is frozen, free speech in america, this person is
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known to every one of us. >> to know his name would give you critical information about how this frame up began and what the basis for it was. it is not as if we are going to know -- >> current event and gave us a clear picture. >> because it is going to show precisely what i as a defense lawyer have been trying to show. but my client is innocent. >> why should we have to play the circuit, this is america, they control the house and completely control the corrupt national media. how many times as the craft media use the word debunked? do you know that there are files that i show on my podcast, files -- >> what the name of that
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podcast, rudy and you can see evidence like a file this big for money laundering, joe biden was under investigation, got his own case dismissed. it is not debunked. you can say the witnesses are lying about can't say there is no evidence, the times is lying, the posted line, anytime you see debunked, lie lie lie cover apply. >> rudy giuliani will be with us through the hour. we are going to take up the corruption of the fisa courts next and what is being done to fix them and we will explore who's in charge of those fisa courts that were played for fools by frauds and more than once or twice a three times, we are coming back with rudy are coming back with rudy giuliani and sidney
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lou: now for my commentary, let's get to the matter at hand tonight, none other than the man we faithful few once
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believed would be a large indispensable force for good in saving the republic, william barr. william barr has been ag for a year now and we have little in the way of material accomplishments for which bar could be applauded. his recent conduct and his statements border on the senseless. william barr has treated us to the spectacle of the number one law enforcement officer in the land, a man at the center of solving and resolving the greatest political scandal in our country's history whining and whining publicly about what is apparently the greatest challenge he believes he faces in the storm that rages in our capital, that is not the shape shifters of congress or most prominently the poisonous speaker pelosi nor her nasty apprentice adam schiff nor is it the helmet to reside throughout our government bureaucracy, the deep state within.
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the great affront to william barr seems to be nothing other than his own boss, the president, not the treacherous radical dams, not the rhinos are as subversive our president and supportive and never know what they will be, not the left-wing national media who are servile accomplices of any slump creature of either party of any ideology or interest so long as they seek to undercut curtis under donald trump. get a grip, look clearly, william barr's complaint against the president amounts to the attorney general took to old media, abc news to wine that his boss was making his job tougher because his boss eventually takes 2 new media, that is twitter and talks directly to the american people and gives his opinion as well. the attorney general is wrong on several counts including
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taking on his boss in public and the stories he is thinking about quitting unless the president quits tweeting, that is a dumb ultimatum, dumb because it is classes of the list, it won't work, ultimatums rarely do and the president has the constitutional duty and authority to run the justice department period. and it is time for the attorney general to deliver on his mission, clean up the rancid politically corrupt justice department and fbi. they are crooked at the top and the american people won't stand for more political corruption and you had better be fighting for this president because he is the only one in washington who has been certified to be absolutely clean without crime or corruption by the us justice department, there's a menu lead and the u.s. senate. get back to work, too many of us put our faith in you and
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john durham for you to flag or fold, go after the bad guys and stand up for the president was the only one who deserves our loyalty along with every one of our fellow citizens. we would like to hear your thoughts on all of this, follow me,. dobbs, like me on facebook, follow me on instagram, lou dobbs tonight. with sofi, get your credit cards right by consolidating your credit card debt into one monthly payment. and get your interest rate right so you can save big. get a no-fee personal loan up to $100k.
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when our clients do better. at fisher investments we're clearly different. lou: we are back with sidney powell, attorney for michael flynn, former federal prosecutor, donald trump's personal attorney, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani, very good federal prosecutor himself and the president of judicial watch, good to have you back, let's start with these fisa courts. we should point out 17 instances of lying by the fbi before those courts, four the applications were fraudulent and the court is rancid it seems with its own brand of corruption. your thoughts about first
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whether they should be reauthorized, and whether to put it up to the chief justice roberts is bozeman or chris to do anything about it or is it going to be more spackle and paste? >> not looking good right now. i wouldn't trust them with reforms if we are going to keep the fisa court system it needs to be revamped including much greater oversight with citizen involvement and lawyers to defend particularly american citizens implicated in any sort of fisa application. it really is meant to apply to foreign agents, not american citizens like carter page or michael flynn and the weight is abused is beyond the pale. >> this kind of action seems almost a continuation of the same attitude and the same
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values that permitted the fisa courts to be defrauded and willingly so. >> they were warned almost two years ago there was a problem in the court did nothing. we asked for hearing transcripts, you had federal court judges take up warrants to spy on donald trump, and didn't think it important enough to hold a hearing on. doesn't happen all time but it sort of happened in those circumstances. the best fisa court reform is to put someone in jail for lying to the courts and in this case was disappointing is the court did criminal proceedings to figure out who is responsible for this criminal defrauding of the court. if you were to enact that back in the day with a what hall you and your attorneys into the court and say why shouldn't i put you in jail right now.
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>> instead of -- >> the law prohibits what happened. we don't need new reforms. lou: when i look what happened over the course of his presidency and term of office and what happened for 6 months at least, longer than 6 months but that is what we have documentation. i can't believe this is the united states of america because the attorneys themselves, the judges are part of that political corruption. it's one thing to talk about it in the justice department and the fbi, as gutwrenching as it is to think, than the court system itself to be accomplices. >> sydney and tom, don't understand how chief justice roberts a.somebody who's involved in the investigation to oversee the reforms. uses now they were fraudulent but did you ask any questions about this, did you notice the
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changes between warrant one 234? i was there for the beginning of the fisa court under attorney general leavy and i have probably been 50 of those and i got asked questions by judges on title iii applications, the domestic wiretap application and if all of a sudden you put in they dropped off the fbi most of us you are not reading the thing that jumps out at you like how come this guy dropped off the fbi this, give me your explanation. maybe they asked that question, maybe they didn't. lou: the general general pass on prosecuting him. what does that mean, what does it portend? >> william barr wants to restore the rule of law and to do that he has to apply equally regardless of political party so to decline to prosecute mccabe for lying to the inspector general under oath and with the benefit of
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counsel, repeatedly means he has to dismiss the prosecution of general flynn it was never warned of his right and wasn't even under oath aside from the multiple other violations with respect to mister flynn. nothing in the flynn prosecution or investigation was done properly, nothing. >> comey gets off, easy prosecution, he admitted to leaks, classified information, lied to the fbi, same with mccabe, he lied under oath and not under oath and now we are expected to think easy prosecutions like this aren't more pursued but will be pursuing complex prosecutions in the game that targeted the president of the united states, i don't see it happening. >> sydney is correct. there is a double standard and william barr has to break the double standard. a man who lied multiple times
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under oath, gave material lies, things they didn't know. you have a man who was trapped, given false information, they had the actual answer to the question in their briefcase. they trapped him. that is it. one count is not under oath. of course he has to dismiss that case because one is a republican and the other is a democrat? we have different justice, that is the way half of america feels now if not more. they are outraged. they look at trump going through impeachment for allegedly threatening the president of ukraine and they see biden walking around free after he admitted threatening the president of ukraine and getting $14 million and they say double standard. that's not america. >> i would.separately a special counsel, the president should
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have a special counsel outside the justice department looking at this. >> i agree completely. lou: you have 10 seconds to agree or disagree. >> i think it could be done by the existing department of justice but if it is not quickly then yes. >> how quickly.nd. good night from new york. [♪] trish: top democrat candidates don't want english to be the official language of the united states because it might make immigrants feel bad. left is attempting to hold up this man, a socialist who thinks we should open our borders and offer free healthcare and free education to everyone. they are holding him up as a moderate. this former south bend, indiana mayor. attacks anyone who thinks english should be the official language of the united states for fear it might make


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