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>> james: the real winners, you all know them. john, paul, george, ringo, the beatles channel having debuted on everyone. hannity is up next. >> sean: thanks to all my friends on "the five" another great show. this is hannity. breaking news friday night. president trump now traveling for his first overseas trip as commander-in-chief. we will check in with dr. sebastian gorka. he will have reaction. also tonight juan williams, jay sekulow, byron george, joe coverage that, lisa booth, austan goolsbee all coming up. first the past two weeks have been nothing like we have ever seen before in american history. president trump has been attacked with lies and innuendo, late day news dumps, anonymous sources, bretless hyper ventilating reporting. i will explain exactly what the president is up against. this is important. we put it all together in tonight's opening monologue. ♪ ♪ >> sean: this week we have
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been telling you about the five groups that are aligned to try and destroy president trump. now, they want to undermine the will of you, the american people. now, these are the threats that we're facing. one, the deep state. and, of course, they are going after president trump, selectively leaking information. just look at the disgruntled fired former fbi director james comey. he is using the press to carry out his own personal vendetta against president trump. number two, the destroy trump media. rigid left wing hillary supporting idealogues but pushing their tin foil hat conspiracies night after night breathlessly hyping everything up one fake news scandal after fake news scandal. number three, the democrats really sore losers, obstructionists. they refuse to accept the results that you gave us this election season. then have you got weak republicans, establishment republicans feckless, no backbone, no spine, they never supported trump or his agenda, they are a threat to the president. number five, never trumpers holier than now, outlets,
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"weekly standard." they want vindication and relevance. new pattern of attack is emerging. this is what i want you to pay attention to. the "new york times," "the washington post," constantly using anonymous sources. sources outside of the white house. dropping one huge bombshell report just before the national newscast every night at 6:30 p.m. and then cable coverage right after. then there has been breathless coverage from the destroy trump media. their democratic allies now calling day after day for president trump's impeachment. listen to this from earlier this week. you cannot make this stuff up. >> i rise today, mr. speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the united states of america. for obstruction of justice. >> are we getting closer and closer to the possibility of yet another impeachment process? >> after watching the clinton impeachment i
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thought i would never see another one, but i think we are in impeachment territory for the first time. >> really? >> we are well on our way to impeachment because i think there are a clear set of facts that show obstruction of justice. >> this is heading toward the end, right? it has to be, right? it feels that way. >> sean: here is what they are not telling you the destroy trump fmed and democrats are not going to tell you many of the stories that you have heard in the last two weeks that they are using to destroy president trump and hyperventilate every night have now been proven totally false. now, let's start with the trump hating "the washington post." last week the post reported that the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, he threatened to quit because of comey's firing. big alarms that night. guess what? rosen stein kickly shot it down. someone in the press actually asked him and sat for an interview said no he
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is not quitting never threatened to quit. "the washington post the next day before comey was fired he requested more resources for the russia investigation. that's why he got fired. big surprise, "the washington post" wrong again because the acting fbi director andrew mccabe testified the next day that he never heard such a request. and earlier this week, the yeah the post is back, they thought they nailed president trump. they ran a story claiming the president leaked classified information to the russians. during last week's oval office visit. but, people that were actually in the room, now they cited people outside of the white house, they said the people in the room it never happened. also the "new york times," trying to keep up, and they have been spearing trump from day one. earlier this week the paper of record cited a memo from james comey which claims that president trump asked the now former fbi director to end the investigation into retired lieutenant general michael flynn that he sent himself a memo. the president, the white house have strongly denied that this ever happened and then, of course, there is the fact that the reporter,
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who wrote the story, never even saw the so-called memo. this is fascinating. watch this. >> why is it the "times" has the story but not the memo? >> well, we -- we have been working -- i have within working on a story the past few days about the fact that comey had written these. we thought that was pretty significant in and of themselves. in the process of pushing on those doors this morning i learned more about one of these memos. and someone that had seen them recounted details to me. >> sean: as we pointed out and we have reported on this program, now, in january, if, in fact, they had a memo and he said that president trump was trying to encourage him to obstruct justifiable, well, guess what, that would have been two felonies that james comey would have committed because james comey has a legal obligation to report that immediately to the justice department. which, by the way, he didn't do. and then he testified in may and he said guess what? nobody ever tried to get me to obstruct justice. whoops. and tonight the "new york
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times" is at it again. you can't make it up. and they are claiming that president trump called james comey, quote, a nut job. but, go back to the memo. the "times" alluding, the president trying to get the fbi to back away from flynn. by what you he would have had to report this, immediately to the justice department. he was so alarmed why didn't he say it immediate yachtly? why didn't he report it immediately? now, by not doing so, comey may have broken the two laws we are discussing. they are up there on the side of your screen. take a look at them. then there is the fact that when comey appeared before congress on may 3rd, remember he was asked about the potential for interference with an fbi investigation. did that ever happen? wouldn't it be big if it happened? this is what he said. >> so is the attorney general or senior officials at the department of justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that fbi investigation? >> in theory, yes. >> has it happened? >> not in my experience. because it would be a big deal to tell the fbi to stop
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doing something that -- without appropriate purpose. i mean, we are oftentimes they give us opinions that we don't see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. but i'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. it's not happened in my experience. >> sean: not happened. president trump then asked james comey to stop looking into michael flynn. wouldn't that have been the perfect time to bring it up? and he said it never happened. remember that meeting was in january. this was in may when he testified. last week during a congressional hearing the acting fbi director andrew mccabe he said there has been no efforts to impede the reconciliation investigation in spite of everything your friends in the news media that lie to you every night are telling you. >> i think the american people want to know has the dismissal of mr. comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped, or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation or any ongoing projects at the federal bureau of
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investigations? >> the work, the men and women of the fbi continues, despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions, so there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date. >> sean: what you are seeing play out here is well orchestrated well organized attack. they want to take down a sitting u.s. president, democrats, the prop began darks media. they are throwing everything they have at president trump and the deep state and now iinstead of working on making the country a better place enacting their agenda the president is now forced to spend the majority of his time defending the lies, the smears, the conspiracy theories. now here is what everyone is missing. the left is successful because they have been able to slow down his agenda dramatically. that's a win for him. they are not thinking about you and what you voted for this election, the economy, creating jobs, fixing healthcare, foreign policy, no. they want to create chaos because they think that brings them back to power.
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that's what's at stake here. rear with reaction from the american center for law and justice jay sekulow and the co-host of the "the five" juan williams. jay, this is very important. james comey, if, in fact, he thought the president was obstructing justice and didn't report it, do those two felonies i put up, do they play out for him? would he have violated the law? >> sure. he had an affirmative obligation at that point to go to the officials within the department of justice and report that a crime had been committed or at least an attempted crime had been committed. he didn't do that i also would add one other thing. james comey is not exactly a credible witness. this is a guy had to correct his testimony in front of the congress multiple occasions. most recent time was just a few days before he was fired. he also had -- you played the statement by rod rosenstein about, you know, regarding all the rumors about him threatening to quit. and he was also asked yesterday if he stood by his
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recommendation that james comey be fired, he said yes. the handling of the hillary clinton email scandal was a basis upon which james comey should be fired. there have you it. no scandal. that's the law. >> sean: he also laid out felony after felony that hillary committed. >> yeah. >> sean: that goes to the email server scandal. didn't investigate the foundation. and we know releasing like they did on michael flynn we know that violates the espionage act. juan, for you, when a story comes out and it turns out not to be true, like in this particular case, you know, how does the media get away with that and they keep just making as "the washington post three mistakes in a week? >> juan: wow, first of all you think they made a mistake i'm not sure they think they made a mistake. let's just look back at your monologue, sean, i was really impressed. >> sean: thank you. >> you blame the weekly standards and national review and establishment republicans. you really think everybody
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is against donald trump. i'm surprised you didn't mention obama. >> sean: well, obama hates him, too. he is a threat to the swamp. >> juan: what? >> sean: those five components what i'm arguing is the swamp. he is existential threat to all of those groups. and the republicans, weak republicans and never trumpers hated him from day one. >> juan: i think there are people who don't like donald trump. i don't think there is any question. i thought you were on target when you said there are democrats who still haven't gotten over the election. i agree with you that. goldman sachs, all over the place? the people that you point out elected donald trump think that he has gone in, replaced and repealed obamacare effectively. done something to spur job growth in our country. i just don't see it, sean. >> first of all, have you got right now a media fbi going on. that's what they're doing. they are utilizing the media to stop any agenda moving forward. i had the opportunity to
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visit with the president yesterday. i will tell that you despite what you are hearing, there is a lot of work being done. let's not forget neil gorsuch confirmed. let's not forget that the repeal of obamacare has got much gone through the house of representatives. >> sean: regulations, all of this. >> regulations rolled back. on abortion funding which for a lot of people including me that are pro-life. big deal on international funding. that executive order was issued, signed, not challenged. there has been success but media filibuster. >> sean: let me ask you both something. clapper and admiral rogers have said no as relates to russian collusion. all the hysteria in the media seems to surround this. i want to ask you this question. i'm not backing off asking questions even though there is an effort that nobody talk about seth rich. now, i have interviewed julian assange on radio and tv many times. and i've asked him about where those wikileaks dnc
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emails came from that resulted in debbie wasserman schultz firing. this kid got shot in the back. they said it was a robbery. yet he had his watch, his wallet, and his phone. i don't believe it's a robbery. but i asked julian, was it the russians? and then listen to what julian said in a dutch interview. >> sean: did russia give you this information or anybody associated with russia? >> al is not a state's party, so the answer for our interactions is no. whistle blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risk. the 27-year-old works for the dnc. he was shot in the back. murdered just two weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in washington. >> that was just a robbery, i believe, wasn't it? >> no. there is no finding. so,. >> what are you suggesting? >> i'm suggesting that our sources take risks and they
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become concerned to see things occurring like that. >> was he one of your sources then? >> we don't comment on who our sources are. >> sean: by the way my thoughts and prayers go out to this family. jay sekulow, fully respond. if he says it's not russia and he sounds -- he comes so close to the line saying it was this kid. let's put the kid out of it for a minute, i feel sorry for his family. but what if it was somebody that was so disgruntled in the dnc how they cheated bernie and how the fix was in, if that turned out to be true that somebody did that, wouldn't that completely wipe out the entire russia lie we've heard from for months and months? >> of course. by the way, not only would it wipe that out, dianne feinstein the senator from california when asked about evidence involving russian collusion she says she has seen to date none. we have got clapper and
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feinstein, sally yates, the entire -- no one has -- this is a fake story. and the fact is, i understand why the media likes to deal with this. but the reality is that the leaks information, wherever the source was for wikileaks, whatever that source was, or whether that person is alive or not, the fact is it was the emails themselves that caused hillary clinton the problem. not the fact that they were leaked. i don't like leaks. no one likes leaks. >> sean: that's such a good point. >> what walls in it is the problem. >> sean: juan, when you listen to julian deny russia, talk about one individual. let's put aside the individual. knowing that bernie was cheated and they stole it from him. they colluded. does that not raise eyebrows that the whole thing could be a lie to you? >> juan: what did kevin mccarty the majority whip say earlier? he thinks putin is paying trump. that was before wikileaks. that was before anybody. >> juan, do you believe that vladimir putin is. >> juan: kevin mccarthy said
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it, yes. apparently there is a tape of that. >> juan, you are a smart guy. do you believe that vladimir putin paid donald trump the president of the united states? >> i don't know. remember, he won't release his tax returns. we don't know exactly what was being funded by ola garks anoleollie garks and other people. i don't have any evidence of it. >> sean: last question. >> when you ask me about is this evidence that russia had nothing to do with it, i would say to you come on, guys. they are cut outs. and we don't know what cutouts were used to feed that information to assange and why would you trust assange when i have heard sean hannity and jay sekulow say this guy is a traitor to the united states. >> sean: i have got to roll. good to see you guys. up next on this busy breaking news friday night president trump traveling to saudi arabia to first overseas trip as commander-in-chief. will he go on apology tour? up next, dr. sebastian gorka and also tonight:
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>> my pence, vic mike pence, vie president of the united states is either a sucker and dupe for donald trump, being set up that way and go and lie and lie and lie again or is he a liar. >> sean: the destroy trump media continues with biased reporting. joe coverage that. disgraced anthony weiner facing years behind bars after pleading guilty to sectioning with a teen. we will have all that on this busy
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border with north korea. beef industry is being helped out. you know, really good connection. he met with the saudi prince, the israeli prime minister, kings of jordan and president el-sisi of egypt. making a lot of progress. is he taking on terror in as we know in syria and elsewhere. bull all people want to talk, about they gave secrets away because somebody outside the white house that wasn't in the room said so. is it hard for the president to govern with all this garbage that's going on? >> not at all, sean. not at all. we know this for what it is. i think you used the word yourself earlier this week. it's not news. it's not reporting. it's just propaganda. and we have a mission that we had approved by the american people and we're executing it. look, if you had any idea and i'm sure you do because you know these people, the feelings in the middle east in these countries that the president is going to visit finally there is american leadership. finally we're going to treat our friends like friends
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after 8 years of our allies and partners being shunned. and we're going to be victorious against groups like isis and al qaeda. so, yeah. there is what the media says and then there is reality. and we live in the world of reality, sean. the president and his team. >> sean: you know, dr. gorka, you wrote a book that we can defeat radical islam. is there this new emerging alliance, israel, the saudis, the jordanians, and maybe the emirates emerging that could be a force, that could take on iranian high jim any, radical islam and isis all at the same time and actually win? >> absolutely. look at part of the trip is going to include the closing of 110 billion-dollar deal for saudi arabia help push back on irania uranium influenc. the relationship between israel and key arab muslim nations of the region has
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changed dramatically in the last 16 weeks. why? because now they know with american help, with american leadership, we can secure that region and we can irradicate. remember what the president said we are going to obliterate and irradicate these groups and finally we have a commander-in-chief who will make that possible. >> sean: you know, one of the things that i think i'm most concerned about is i didn't like rex tillerson' comments about he seemed to be sort of using his negotiating ship the idea of moving the capital to jerusalem. i'm not sure if i agree with that the second thing is, is it possible to have any peace with the palestinians, with the israelis if they continue to pay terrorists and their families large sums of money, hundreds of millions of dollars after they kill innocent recollect men, women and children israelis and americans? i don't see how it's possible. >> look, so first things first, there is no final decision on the capital but you heard it from the vice president's mouth on the day
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let's talk about, i don't know, barack obama. >> sean: "the view" whoopi goldberg says donal obama was td just as unfairly. new study proves that's not true. we will get reaction from joe concha and byron york and also on this busy friday news night. >> when you saw him absolutely calling hillary crooked, the lock her up, lock her up, all of that was developed, i think that was developed strategically with people from the kremlin. >> sean: vladimir putin did it of course the democrats won't stop pushing the bizarre tin foil hat conspiracy theories. also disgraced former anthony weiner pleading anthony weiner pleading guilty to sexting with a if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast.
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to hannity. enjoy your night. >> sean: back to hannity. tonight time for fake news roundup over the last 24
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hours the mainstream media's coverage has been down right vicious. you can't make this stuff up. it's every single hour of every day. >> there are echos of watergate here in your mind with this type of response by the president, combativeness? >> there certainly are. >> the obvious parallel with president nixon in his late days. >> even his allies see him as a 70-year-old impulsive, needy, adolescent who does not know his job and has no since of strategy. >> donald trump actually sounding far less articulate than the president of colombia who actually seems to speak our language much better than donald trump. >> mike pence, vice president of the united states, is either a sucker and a dupe for donald trump, being set up that way to go out and lie and lie and lie again or he is a liar. there is no middle ground. >> sean: now, i want you to keep that montage in mind when you listen to this clip
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from theview's whoopi goldberg who said president obama was treated much wes than donald trump. watch. this i did want to point out there have been a couple who have been perhaps treated more unfairly or as unfairly. let's talk about, i don't know, barack obama. this guy went for eight years and came out still a man i'm proud, whether you like what he did, i'm proud of him. >> sean: maybe whoopi didn't see the new harvard study because that found trump's coverage during first 100 days set a new negativity. in fact the study shows a whopping 80% of president trump's media coverage has been negative compared to 41% for president obama. byron york and from the hill joe concha. all right, joe, we see it. it's every night.
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one thing you can't measure is the breathless intensity that also goes along with the coverage. >> oh, tone is definitely a factor here, sean, no question about it. but peel the onion off the study. it is fascinating. as a media reporter i love digging into this. let me make three quick points here, immigration coverage was 96% negative. i get that the temporary travel ban wasn't rolled out well. but then the reason why that number so far in the negative direction is because border crossings being down 70% is rarely reported. so that's why you get a number like that. number two. foreign policy and defense. you you would have to argue that probably the biggest event that happened during the first 100 days of trump was the bombing of that syrian airfield after that chemical attack by assad's forces that killed women and children. that was even applauded by democrats. 82% negative with a team of tillerson, madison, mcmaster, that's the negativity you are getting even in that area. economy, sean, economy, where most people would say trump is doing a good job. when you look at
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unemployment rate at 10-year low. manufacturing, construction booming. you know, jobless claims at 28 year low, on and on, i can go on and on. most of the economic numbers are good trump's negatives. that tells me something. that tells me there is a reflex toward the negative. even when numbers that you can't spin are being spun anyway. >> sean: joe, they can spin anything. they lie. that's part of their strategy. byron? >> well, you know, in addition to that 80% figure that you said at the top, which is the overall figure 80% negative, if you look at some of the individual outlets, the numbers are pretty amazing. cnn and nbc were both 93% negative. cbs 91% negative. "new york times" 87% negative. "the washington post" 83. "wall street journal" little more fair 70% negative and fox news 52% negative.
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48% positive. roughly balanced there. but some of these negative numbers were just through the roof. >> sean: i agree with that joe, you have your colleagues in the media. i notice you are a little separate and apart from them especially on twitter where you tweet my story i will tweet your story. is there a group think that is almost inpen net tribunal int traitable? >> if you look at matt lauer commander-in-chief forum on intrepid in new york. he asked trump twice as many questions as hillary. people because he didn't throw a pie in donald trump's face and kneecap him he was basically ostracized from the hamptons and that set a tone right there that if you aren't overwhelmingly negative not even so much towards trump but his surrogates that go on the air, then we are really going to ream you on social media. no question.
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>> sean: last word, byron? >> back in the precable era, abc, cbs, nbc newscasts the producers basically read the "new york times" and ilgted it in the day. we are returning to those days where we are seeing just a real set of group think in a sort of echo chamber of stories that appear in a couple of outlets that then spread throughout a number of other outlets. >> sean: there was a funny story in the business insider. journalists drink too much. bad at operating emotions and operate at lower level than average according to a new study. they hate me so what do i know? >> that's not an explanation. >> sean: that's true. it's not. it's not excuse for sloppiness and propaganda. up next tonight on this busy friday breaking news night. >> when you saw him absolutely calling hillary crooked, the lock her up, lock her up, all of that was developed, i think that was developed strategically with people from the kremlin.
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>> sean: democratic congresswoman maxin maxine wates continues to say bizarre conspiracy theories. also tonight creepy former democratic congressman anthony weiner could be going to jail after pleading guilty today to sexting with a teen. we'll get reaction, lisa booth, ric grenell and later ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm dr. kelsey mcneely and some day you might be calling me an energy farmer. ♪ energy lives here. lucky for me, there's some great golf here in the carolinas. whether you golf or not, geico could help score you some great savings on car insurance. maybe even hundreds of dollars.
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>> sean: democratic maxine waters is at it again
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floating one of the most bizarre conspiracy theories coming from the democratic sighted of the aisle. this is a great one. watch this. >> i really do believe that much of what you saw coming out of trump's mouth was a play from putin's playbook. i think that when you saw him absolutely calling hillary crooked, the lock her up, lock her up, all of that was developed, i think that was developed strategically with people from the kremlin with putin. >> sean: now, congresswoman waters she didn't stop there naturally she went on to predict donald trump's impeachment all while admitting she has no evidence to back up her accusation. take a look. >> just to be clear, there has been no actual evidence yet. >> no there has not been. no there has not. i want you to know every time i have talked about impeachment, i've said we have got to connect the dots. we've got to get the facts. we have got to do the investigation. that is what leads to impeachment. and i also said that trump
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will lead us right there. >> sean: also tonight, another sad development in the life of disgraced former democratic congressman anthony weiner. he pled guilty today to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor. now as part of a plea deal for sexting an underaged deal, well earlier in court, weiner sobbed as he was entering his plea telling the judge, quote i have a sickness but i do not have an excuse. weiner faces multiple years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender. joining us now lisa booth former spokesman for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. ric grenell. >> hi, sean. >> sean: i didn't think it could get any better than dan rather saying that donald trump is now the hunted by the media. i think maxine waters got pretty close with the lock her up came from putin. >> yeah. absolutely, sean. i hate to be mean here, sean. but there is a little bit of a humor in maxine waters talking about connecting the dots because this is a woman who on an interview just
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recently couldn't explain what the democratic party stood for outside of the resistance to president trump. this is a woman who had also previously said that comey had zero credibility but in an interview struggled to explain why someone with no credibility shouldn't be fired. so there is a little bit of humor for her to talk about connecting the dots when, you know, she is not exactly known for interesting correct herself here. you are right, sean, we should be dealing with facts and i think that the media has largely been interested in search of a narrative instead of the facts. >> sean: i don't even know. vladimir gave trump, his audience at town hall lock her up. really, rick? i don't know what zone we are entering here anymore it's gotten so bizarre. >> yeah, look. and it's a by product of anonymous leaks. and no one should be surprised by that the public or congress or 68 members of congress who didn't show up for the inauguration somehow are believing these anonymous leaks.
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look, i think that the leaks are very serious problem because they are not whistle blowers, these leakers. they are not speaking truth to power. this is politics. this is about 2020 and we have a major problem when intelligence officials are politicizing their work in order to further some political partisan dark state. i think they need to be fired. you need to find them and fire them. >> sean: agreed. >> every single leaker is not helping america. they may think that they are. they may think they are a whistleblower. the media are never going to tell us who this person is or what the position is. we don't even know if they are actually inside the government, sean. >> sean: well, i would imagine they are in a deep state. that's my suspicion. my deeply held position. but, think about it. dan rather, i can't even believe these words are flying out of my mouth. he is kind of right. he was just on. they are hunting the president. he is the hunted. and it's the deep state. it's the democrats.
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it's the media. they are hunting him. >> and, sean, i think it's really sad because there is not a lot of credibility there left with the media. they have gotten so much wrong. even just with the firing of james comey recently. in saying. reports that he was fired because there weren't enough resources but we know that is not to be true. becauses acting fbi director andrew mccabe told us so he under sworn testimony. there is also reports that the acting a.g. in regard to the russia case rod rosenstein was going to ask or resign. that ended up not being true either. there has been so much false reporting that i think it's really sad because americans don't know what to believe. >> sean: rick, last word. >> i think we must find each and every leaker. it's really doing a disservice to democracy. we had an election. we have a lot of reporters who aren't doing journalism. they are getting handed anonymous leaks. that's not journalism. we have to get back to journalism. we have to get back to the
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fact that we had an election. reporters who are upset about the election or individuals inside the intelligence community who don't like the outcome must be stopped. this cannot continue. and the democrats i urge them to think about this. this is just the slippery slope. if it happens to trump, it's going to happen forever. and our country is at risk. we have got to stop this. >> sean: these unnamed deep state bureaucrats they will decide. not the people. that's scary. thank you both. >> thank you, sean. >> sean: president trump set to unveil his project proposal next week. the prior administration left it in a a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter v8 engine. a 10-speed direct-shift transmission.
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>> sean: welcome back to hannity. president trump's first budget will be released next week. we are getting a sneak peek at what it will include. according to reports the president is planning to propose $200 billion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. also be substantial cuts to food stamps and other programs. president obama, well, he left president trump with economic mess. this is just one step needed to clean it all up. will it work? joining us now former obama economic advisor austan goolsbee: it didn't happen. first time ever a sitting president never reached three percent g.d.p. growth
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ever in the history of the country for saying gel year. we might have 4% growth next month alone. i'm sure that would make you feel very happy in the trump effect would make you very gleeful. >> well, sean, i love coming on and talking to you though even in just that sentence you confused two numbers. the president obama hit 3% on a quarterly basis, which i predict donald trump probably will the second quarter. >> sean: it was less than 1% last quarter. >> sean: only president in the history of the country to never reach 3% growth in the year. >> for the whole year. >> sean: that's correct. >> yes. donald trump had less than 1% in the first quarter and now if he gets a single quarter. >> sean: what's the date donald trump became president? i know you know history. >> it's one of the darkest days in our recent memory. january 20th. >> sean: but the bottom line is that would be obama's
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month and obama's quarter. if you look down the list. i think there was one quarter maybe 2 that he got 3%. that's it. under 2. you are a believer. that's one of your most endearing qualities. >> sean: pat me on the head and patronize me. ing. >> even a believer it's okay to admit donald trump has disappointed you and you had falsely placed. >> sean: not at all. >> in what he was going to do. >> sean: hang on a second. >> doing what you wanted him to do. >> sean: we have argued on this program for years. and i have kind of playfully admonished you as being the architect of, let's see, the lowest labor participation rate since the 170s, 13 more americans, food stamps. 8 million more in poverty. lowest home ownership rate in 51 years. so you kind of want to flip it on me because you supported and a doubling of the debt which sir responsible and unpatriotic
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according to somebody. >> all i want to do is take out the bush recess and start it from that but continue. >> sean: you know what i would like to do i would like to take out the encouragable years that the police took me home to my mother. but that's not way life works. >> that was two years ago. >> sean: my mother has been gone a long time, rest her soul. >> rest her soul. >> sean: i would think -- i'm never going to win this argument. it's an old argument between us. >> i agree with that. you won't. >> sean: all right. because i do win. facts say a lot of things. i guess the thing is, i would hope that you think that america needs what the president is offering. i'm not so sure i love all the infrastructure but i love the tax cuts. i love reoperatation. i love energy independence, jobs created and process of getting there. are those things we can agree on? >> i think we can agree that we want to get the growth rate higher for sure. i would love it if we could
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have a sustained growth rate above 3% not just for one year, for 10 years. that would be wonderful. i have problems with. so things that trump is proposing to do because i think they are redistributive nonsensical don't increase the growth rate but if he did some solid infrastructure that would be good. if he had decent tax reform that would be good. >> sean: but the infrastructure what i like about it going to do private-public partnerships. austan, i still like you. >> always have a good time my friend. >> sean: very important friday question of the day. stay with us. (avo) come with us...
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♪ ♪ >> president trump touching down in saudi arabia. this is his first overseas trip since taking office. >> saudis say they are honored their country is the first stop on the president's first overseas trip. >> he is placing the united states back on the world stage as a global leader promoting security. >> bombshells before the president left. reports that a white house official close to president trump is a quote person of interest in the russia investigation. >> there is a big difference and a long distance between that and being the subject of an investigation. even bigger distance to being the target of an investigation. >> garbage. these are quote, bombshells. no, they are not. they are just more of the left