♪ ♪ >> jason: welcome to the special edition of "hannity." i'm jason chaffetz in tonight for sean. for over three years, democrats have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at president trump. yet the president remains unfazed. his rallies are as massive as ever, his poll numbers are getting stronger, and he hasn't lost his sense of humor. today, he tweeted out this image depicting himself as rocky balboa members while the media mob fetch their pearls. the analogy here could not be more perfect. like rocky, president trump knows how to take a punch and persevere and fight back. at last night's rally in florida, the president was on
offense. watch this.as >> democrats are trying to rip our nation apart. [boos] first it was the russia hoax, total hoax. and now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged impeachment. think of this. impeachment. impeachment. [boos] a witch hunt, the same as before. they are pushing that impeachment witch hunt and a lot of bad things are happening to them. you see what's happening to them in the polls. everybody said, that's really [bleep]. the radical democrats are trying to overturn the last election because they know they can't win the next election. it's very simple. >> jason: the president is
right, the democrats' latest witch hunt is turning to a major political disaster. yet another poll, this one from quinnipiac, shows support for impeachment declining.g. some democrats and others in the media are starting to see the writing on the wall.nd take a look. >> talked to some democratic voters as i have and, they are talking about, it's not this. they don't believe this is a winner for them in november. >> do you this is sort of a warning sign for them? if they are not able to move public sentiment at all with those five hearings with a dozen state department or nfc officials coming forward and testifying against the president, that's a problem. >> i think i worry a lot that we are setting ourselves up here for impeachment, acquittal, and reelection. it's not helping in the places where this election will ultimately be decided. but if you are in one of these districts today, almost all of them would tell you today that these impeachment hearings are threatening their reelection. impeachment proceedings are
making the president's reelection more likely, not less likely. >> jason: not only does this impeachment charade boost the president's reelection campaign, but it also shines a bright light on joe biden and his son, hunter. by now, you've heard a lot about hunter biden's sketchy ukrainian business deals. connected to his father's so-called diplomacy in ukraine. but keep in mind, hunter biden also struck a lucrative multibillion dollar deal with the country of china. all while then vice president biden played a prominent role in the obama administration's asia policy. according to a foxnews.comox report, "and that analysts pointed to the plethora of ethical challenges of hunter doing such deals in china while his father was in the white house." so long as joe biden remains in the race, this issue will not go away.em no matter how much the media mob hopes and prays. joining us now with reaction
is house judiciary member congressman ken buck of colorado along with the author of "witch hunt," a great book, and fox news legal analyst at gregg jarrett. and of the author of "guilt by accusation." it's a brand-new book, fresh out from harvard law professor alan dershowitz. i got it right here. professor, congratulations, this is well-timed and will be a great book. >> thank you. and everyone should read it because it could happen to you. how do you protect yourself from false accusations?en and how do you win? >> jason: impeccable time. i look forward to reading through it. let's start with gregg jarrett. you have been looking this answering this for a long time. but china. hunter biden, we've been talking about it with ukraine but he's got real problems, created real problems in the united states and china as well. >> the government of america's
fiercest competitor and adversary china goes into business with the son. and at the same time, joe biden is put in charge of u.s. and china policy. it's not just the appearance of a conflict of interest, it is a legitimate, egregious conflict of interest. and the investments are troubling.ou aviation, automotive, technology, and, most troubling of all, nuclear power, investing in a china company that has been accused by the department of justice of stealing america's nuclear secrets. i guarantee you, if democrats are foolish enough to impeach the president, the trial in the u.s. senate will not be a trial of donald trump, it will be a trial of joe and hunter biden as well as a trial of adam schiff and his suspected collusion with a fake whistle-blower to create the impeachment illusion. >> jason: professor, you have a right to the book, you have taken a strong position. there should be no impeachment. it does not meet the standard
laid out by the founders. i want to ask, and donald trump's defense, now that it's going to the house, and they will be a hearing next week, and potentially to the, senate, is it fair, as gregg jarrett played out, for the president to inject and talk about and bring the allegations against hunter biden into the mix? >> absolutely.bi that's why the democrats are being so foolish, particularly those who support joe biden. i know joe biden, he's a terrific guy. what did the democrats think if this goes to trial in the they are doing? if this goes to trial in the senate the first witness they will subpoena will hunter biden to prove that the president had a legitimate basis for asking for an inquiry about the corruption. whether there is corruption or not, i don't know. but it will come out at the trial.l. if the democrats go forward with impeachment, there will be a real trial in the senate.
>> jason: now congressman buck, i have served in congress with you. but you as a prosecutor, and being on the house judiciary committee, rules are different here. who is at the top of your list, who do you want to hear from ifr jerry nadler is foolish enough to continue with this impeachment charade in the house judiciary committee? >> i doubt jerry nadler will let us call any witnesses but i want to hear from the whistle-blower. i also want to hear from hunter biden. i also want to hear what kind of corruption was going on in the ukraine. i think it's all wide open and i agree with your other two guests today. at the democrats have controlled the narrative so far in the house and they haven't moved the needle at all convincing the american public to impeach the president. when the republicans control the narrative in the senate, it's all over. the witnesses and the embarrassment that will be caused for the democrats, they better find a plan b awfully quickly. >> jason: now there's a real
opportunity cost. the nation's house has not been paying attention to anything in the intel committee and now it will be enveloped into the house judiciary committee, where this will be all-consuming in the few days they have left. >> nothing else will get done. look, these representatives and senators, to some extent, will get an ear full from their constituents, especially over the holidays. you are accomplishing nothing except trying to remove a president duly elected by the american people less than a year before we have a chance to reelect him or not.m it's the people's choice, absent some egregious bribery, treason, high crimes, and misdemeanors, and i'm sure that alan dershowitz would agree, that has not been sustained with any level of proof yet. >> jason: after two weeks, did the democrats' hand gets stronger or weaker? >> much, much weaker.
they should hear from experts as to what the appropriate constitutional ground for impeachment are. and congress is not about the law. you can't listen to maxine waters who says there is no law. whatever the house says is impeachable. no. there ought to be testimony by experts as to what the framers intended as impeachable offenses, what the criteria are and how they can be met. so far that we haven't heard testimony about that and that's the appropriate role of the judiciary committee to tell us what the law is and with the constitutional rules are. and congress is bound by those constitutional rules. >> and the professor ought to be called to weigh in on that subject. >> jason: he would be a great witness. you are actually on the house judiciary committee, what do you see playing out next week as we go through the rest of december? >> exactly what your guests are talking about, we will have expert witnesses come in.
the republicans will have own, the democrats will have three to talk about what the standard is for an impeachable offense. i agree. i hope that professor dershowitz joins us for that. >> happy to do it if i'm asked.t >> jason: gentlemen, thank you. happy thanksgiving and i appreciate you joining us on this beautiful wednesday night. the much-anticipated fisa abuseu report will be released on december 9th. and already, the deep state as an action. in one report after another, anonymous bureaucrats and even their attorneys are desperately trying to frame the upcoming report with selective leaks and political spin. the latest example in "the new york times" alleges that the inspector general's findings will undercut the president's claim on the illicit spying. however, buried in the article, "the times" found out the ig's report will show that james comey's fbi was careless and unprofessional during the fisa process, and according to the same article, the iga the iga identified numerous errorshe and omissions in the fisa
warrant application against carter page. even created a chart to track all of the mistakes. some call them mistakes, a but i wonder if they are just some coincidences. the deep state leaks this much, they know something big is about to happen.n. joining us now with more, former acting united states attorney general matt whitaker. i really do appreciate you being here. you start to see this sort of pick up in "the new york times" and "the washington post," cnn. that's not a coincidence, is this? where do you think this is actually coming from? >> it's not a coincidence. what i think is there are those that have been given parts of this report, because they are named as something wrong so it appears t that their lawyers are those on
their behalf are going to "the new york times" and sharing what they know in the hope thate they can front run the story. and essentially convincing the american people that this report won't be as bad as it's really going to be. i expect this report is going to shed some really negative light on folks involved in that carter page fisa and maybe the fisa process generally. it needs to be said, this is not a report that says the whole fbi is bad. there are great men and women who work at the fbi. i was proud to serve with a few of them. but there were a few involved especially in the fisa process that appears to at a minimum, cut corners, and maybe even worse. >> jason: i want to remind people that this will actually be the fifth thing that the inspector general has been put out because you've had four other reports, one of them is one page and another is 500 plus pages so this will be the fifth thing that comes out implicating from the director of the fbi, the deputy director of the fbi, the deputy
assistant director of the fbi. this latest allegation under coming out in the newspaper saying it's a very low level person, very low level attorney, who was manipulating and changing documents. i don't know if you can shed any additional light on this but it's my understanding that you are not a low-level person if you are signing off on fisa warrant applications. >> if you are involved in that process, and you are doing anything but the investigative work at the very low levels, this is not a low-level person. i noticed right away when that story popped that this particular attorney was given less credibility than probably was appropriate based on the process. that goes back to something that we've talked about before and that's a culture that jim comey created at the fbi, with some of the top people, including andy mccabe, where they would have a cultural relationship with the media and share information on the background or off the record.ed and that would shape these stories.
andy mccabe was caught, like you mentioned, one of the previous fisa reports, as to sharing information that should have never been shared, and not being truthful when he was asked about it. hait goes back to the culture tt jim comey created when he was director. as you know, the current director, chris wray, is not talking to the media and that frustrates people because it's hard to tell what he's doing but i know he's doine a good job right now. >> jason: i hope so because people want to see justice in america and until they start to see people in handcuffs, it will be hard to convince them that there's been an equal application of the law. >> the american people deserve accountability. >> jason: they do. matt whitaker, thank you. have a wonderful thanksgiving. one shadowy figure who is should play center role in the upcoming fisa report is dossier author christopher steele. john solomon is out with a new report detailing steele's sketchy but lucrative intel business. also tonight, judicial watch is reporting the discovery of yete more clinton emails. it seems like we do this story
every night. w joining us with more on each of these reports is fox newsn contributor john solomon, judicial watch president tom fitton and fox news contributor sara carter. i want to go to you first, john solomon, tell us what youe found in your latest reporting. >> in the time frame when he was working with the state department, christopher steele is providing intelligence with the state department and working with the fbi, having conversations with bruce ohr, he was also having all these conversations with personnelur intelligence clients. t i talked to one with her clients, and it turned out to be a lawyer for a ukrainian oligarch. he is it relating back to the ukrainian oligarch, and what he's learning from the american officials about the u.s. and russia thinking about what's going on that he had a political bias and political client with hillary clinton, and he also had intelligence clients who benefited from its
interactions with the u.s., fbii state department. ad lot of people have not given that consideration. i suspect that will be a theme that comes out over the next couple weeks when the ig report comes out. >> jason: i hope they continue to highlight he was funding and paying for all of us because democrats f can spew all they want. let's go and follow the flow of money. that says a lot about what's happened. tom fitton, thank goodness for judicial watch and what you personally have done on this issue. yet you found there are even more clinton emails out there. >> we thought you got them all or all that the fbi said they were able to find and then wet find out from the state department that the fbi sent them over another batch of documents. they only recovered 5,000 of the 33,000 that hillary clinton deleted, so while the fbi is paying christopher steele, they are losing clinton emails. finding them, i don't know where they found them, and james comey's office, and his home come on anthony weiner's laptop, i don't know.
it highlights that the fbi was lackadaisical, to put it charitably, then we have this other document coming out, showing that the top lawyer for the fbi was essentially eating out of the hand up one of the content team lawyers, helping them to avoido the press as their witnesses, the witnesses who helped hillary delete the emails were being questioned by the fbi. this was a compromised investigation and it needs to be reopened by the justice department.bi >> this is classic deep state, i saw it through my years in congress. they slow walk this and then it's here, during the holiday season, they start to drop these things, thinking that nobodyy will be paying any attention, sara carter. nobody is following this, but the three of you are following it as much as anybody. what is your take on it? >> i think you are absolutely right, jason. i bet these were not the emails
that hillary clinton was reading at the art museum in venice when she was making fun of it. what we have learned is that there was a two tiered system of how they treated hillary clinton how they treated president trump in his campaign. two completely different ways. it's really disheartening because when you think about it, this is the system that american people might rely on. both the fbi, federally armed agents of the united states government. we have a lot of faith in what they do and i hope we still do pray thisha hazard with a senior official at the fbi level. i have to agree with matt whitaker, who was on earlier, who was talking about the system and basically it's the senior officials who created a culture of corruption. i think what tom fitton has discovered and what john is discovering with the christopher steele dossiers thag keeps pouring out everywhere is the fact that there is this different system, the imbalance in the fbi. if something doesn't change, the american people are going to be disappointed in the system
altogether. >> jason: count me as already there because i w appreciate the great work and the insight that you are giving but i have to tell you, in the obama-biden white house and administration, they were handing out immunity agreements like candy. you never see that happen in the trump administration, but you do see it within the obama and biden administration, and something has to change there. tom, john, sara, have a wonderful thanksgiving. thank you for joining us tonight. president obama has been assessing the democrats and he doesn't like what he sees. we'll tell you about the big time problems the democrats are having an the 2020 race. stay with us. ♪ i am totally blind. and non-24 can make me show up too early... or too late.
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tonight the radical democratic socialists are in complete disarray. their impeachment fantasy isr turning out to be a nightmare and the field of 2020 candidates is remarkably weak. even former president obama has reportedly has stinging views of many 2020 democrats. according to politico, obama and his closest advisors discussed doubts about kamala harris' appeal to african-americans. he was also "deeply skeptical" about the election prospects of mayor pete buttigieg. he also plans to speak up if needed to stop bernie sanders from getting the nomination. and obama apparently has some serious concerns about his former vice president. according to the article, obama thinks biden really didn't have it. by the way, another candidate who really doesn't have it as of late is massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. her poll numbers are in free fall,
while her medicare for all plan continues to come under fire. in fact a recent quinnipiac poll shows the left-wing senator's numbers have been cut in half, in just one month. from 28%, up to 14%. no wonder that 2020 newcomer mike bloomberg expressed his view is that mike is poised for a 2020 victory.d joining us is kayleigh mcenany, nationally syndicated radio host larry elder, and bloomberg 2020 campaign poster doug schoen is joining us. welcome you all. i got to take a moment here. just a couple days ago, kaylee gave birth to her first baby girl. pictured here, all three of you look amazing. congratulations to you. an amazing blessing coming into thanksgiving and congratulations.gi >> it really is. thank you.
>> jason: beautiful bay become a beautiful family. thank you. i want to go to doug first. you've now joined the bloomberg campaign, the campaign manager for bloomberg is saying that trump is poised. he's on a trajectory to win the nomination. what's your take? >> he's basically right. he said and i agree,sa impeachment, particularly in swing states among swing voters, has become a negative for democrats. a lot of congressmen and women who were elected in the waves of 2018 or jeopardized. >> jason: is it because they are going so far radical left? >> they are going radical left. they are losing issue focus and it's all impeachment, all the time. no health care, no education, no job creation. just impeachment, which is unpopular. frankly, the president's numbers in swing states like wisconsin have stayed remarkably strong, and the mainstream media, as we have seen, is so focused on only
impeachment, and trump's sins real and imagined, that they are missing a huge story. >> jason: i agree with what a lot what's your take, kaylee? of what he said. y >> how can you argue with the trump economy, the stock market making records, and simply act case that might be made if the economy is strongest in modern history. you look over at the left, it's a field of socialists. take your pick. if you think president obama criticizing -- michael bloomberg has renounced stop and frisk. what that says to me is that he knows he can to survive in this field unless he goes left like his colleagues. every person on that stage is farther left than president obama, including joe biden, who wants a public option. michael bloomberg cannot succeed unless he does what joe biden does and embrace the new green deal and embrace the public
option, and in great radical left policies. >> jason: let me get your take on it, larry.ts if those reports are correct about president obama's take on it, he is deeply skeptical. >> he sure is. let's remember, the book "game changer" came out about the 2008 election. even during that election, obama said, how many times as joe biden going to say something stupid? he tried to talk biden out of running in 2016. a part. reportedly wanted him not to run again in 2020. he does not feel he has it. obama is looking at the same thing that bloomberg'soo and del patrick, looking at this crew of 12 people come he's underwhelmed for a few doesn't believe any of them can't survive and be donald trump. he's afraid about the new green deal, medicare for all, free college tuition, reparations, $50 minimum wage. guaranteed government jobs, all of these things tell barack obama buy that they are about to nominate someone who is unelectable that cannot be to drop and he is scared to death.
>> jason: doug, what is the case for michael bloomberg? why didn't he get into the race a long time ago? does he think he can spend half a billion dollars in kind of buy his way into a standing in the polls, given that the election in iowa is literally just over two months away? >> the case is a different one than any of the other democrats running. unique experience, the mayor, business leader, job creator, philanthropist, has gotten a lot done onil health care and job creation, c education, and he has an agenda of change that is inclusive, that gives opportunity to people. he's not a socialist, not a radical, somebody i think could bring the country together. >> jason: i have argued that the president is stronger now politically than he has been in a long time. what does the president need to do between now and when the election heats up next summer? he's holding the biggest rallies there are.
>> he is, and he needs to do what he's done all along, which is focused on the issues, focus on the economy, focus on health care. every day there is something new coming out of the white house. he is undeterred as the impeachment numbers go south and the democrats are exposed for putting forward a coup against a sitting president. i would add quickly at the end, mike bloomberg, to renounced stop and frisk, a policy he stood up to de blasio against, advocated for this policy that would very successful, now he's renounced it. he wants to confiscate guns, onerous burdensome regulations, the guy was a republican and independent and democrat companies all thanks to all people. he will not succeed in this field. no one, no one will beat donald trump. not like mike bloomberg, not bernie sanders. >> jason: 15 seconds for larry, who will bewh the democratic nominee? who is your as the day before thanks giving? >> it's irrelevant. donald trump can beat all of them, it doesn't matter.
♪ o >> jason: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," trump versus the left. we are only halfway through a holiday week but the left is already in full meltdown mode. you won't believe the recent attacks on president trump and his supporters. first, actor robert de niro slammed the president with another outrageous claim, listen to this. >> it's like living in an abusive household, you don't next or what crazy thing is going to happen next, and you will wonder what is going on.
he's a fake president. >> what do you mean by that? >> he calls everything fake because he knows he's fake so he's projecting. >> it's not just the hollywood elite who are out of touch. the mainstream media just doesn't understand american voters at all. here's a clip of cbs panelists dumbfounded that americans don't care as much about impeachment as they think. watch this. >> one thing we asked the diners about was their opinion of the impeachment saga and, almost to a person, they are not quite sure where it's headed, but were more interested in other issues that impact their lives. to speak of the candidates don't bring it up. think of the voters don't bring it up. they want health care, education. >> not a winning issue.
>> jason: [laughs] exactly. finally on msnbc, a contributor, malcolm nance, actually compared trump supporters to the terrorist organization isis. have a look. >> the behaviors that i'm seeing here, and this is anecdotal, are very similar to the way that isis members are. they are true believers and this is their reality and they will not surrender it. they are dead enders. >> jason: here to unpack all of this leftist hate is jeffrey lord, media reporter fororor "the hill," joe concha, and women for trump national cochair gina loudon. thank you all three of you for being here. night before thanksgiving. thank you to all the viewers watching. f joe, i want to go first to you.i you are sitting here in studio with us. outside the beltway, in the
media bubble that is there, it's so different in real america. >> it's so different. and it's the story that everyone missed in 2016. think about where political media, almost all of it nationally is located. either in washington, where president trump got 4% of the vote, or here in new york where he didn't get much more than that. so there is a hive mentality that's around that. so impeachment in those states that cbs went out to, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, ohio, people aren't talking about it because people don't care. polls show that it is vastly underwater. in wisconsin alone, the state that hillary clinton didn't even bother campaigning in in 2016, 53% of people there oppose impeachment. that is the loser. for malcolm nance to sayce that on national television, that trump supporters are justrt like those who support isis, that means that we have 63 million isis thinking people in this country because that's the number of people that voted for president trump. >> jason: so irresponsible. i think part of it is, not only did they not care but they were given all the latitude to
make the case, gina. and it yet when they made the case it was exposed that there was nothing there. i give credit to ed o'keefe there at cbs for calling it like he saw it. when he went out and talked to real voters across america nobody cared because there was no evidence there and they wanted to talk about real issues. how do you see it, gina? >> absolutely. they live in a bubble and they have always lived in a bubble, and we've seen this, going back to the last election when everybody thought hillary clinton was going to win. we watched their faces that night and the utter, complete shock and disdain over the fact that this president really won. i was at the rally last night and i have to tell you, we packed that stadium in a county that hillary won almost w 2-1. we registered 31,000 new voters last night, almost 30% of those people were democrats that we registered and almost 30% of them, i believe it was about 27%
of them, were hispanic voters that we registered last night. no wonder the trump derangement syndrome is off the charts in the democrats are freaking outth because the democrats have done nothing. they've become known to the voters as the do-nothing democrats and they are getting more desperate by the day as our president grows more popular with voters by the day. >> jason: jeffrey, they are out there, some, given a national television audience, and he compares trump voters to isis supporters. what do they think is actually going to happen, to the millions, the tens of millions of people that actually support donald trump? >> he's the one that's the dead enter. you mentioned robert de niro, i go back and forth trying to figure out whether robert de niro is a political turkey on the eve of thanksgiving or whether the superb actor he is, he's secretly on president trump's payroll. he has no clue that when he goe
out like this, he's actually helping the president. as is this guy on msnbc. people out in america see this, shake their heads, and they are disgusted. and i talked, for instance, to a diner owner in central pennsylvania, he says he doesn't care about impeachment, he wants to know what's being done. to help with his health care costs. >> jason: joe, you made this point, the mediated endeavor even figure out what happened in 2016, and they are falling into that same trap again. >> you can't do that because that is where elections are decided. when you see national polls, ignore them. in new york and california, you can run up the score. in six states, florida, north carolina, pennsylvania michigan, and ohio, that's where things are decided. and by the way, robert de niro said living in this country is like being in an abusive relationship? oh, he would know because his former employee --
>> and how insulting to women. >> his former employee, female, suing him for being sexist and psychologically abusive. listen to the tapes right now. it's crazy. alec baldwin plays into that tape and says this guy needs anger management. >> jason: [laughs] all right.gh thanks to the three of you, i wish we had more time. have a wonderful thanksgiving. president trump is blasting theg left for questioning his decision to pardon several members of the military. sean hannity recently interviewed one of the soldiers who received clemency from trump. he shares his story next. ♪ sol (male announcer) don't miss huge black friday savings at bass pro shops and cabela's! hurry in for the season's lowest prices on great gear. like this redhead three-in-one camo parka for under $100 and this cabela's pro series pellet grill for under $400. doors open friday at 5 am.
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>> just this week, i stuck up for three great warriors against the deep state. and you know what i'm talking about. i had so many people say, sir, i don't think you should do that. people have to be able to fight. these are great warriors. they can't think, gee whiz, if i make a mistake -- they t wanted to put him in jail for 25 years. people can sit there in air-conditioned offices and complain, but it doesn't matter to me whatsoever. they are out of that field and they are doing a job for us like nobody else anywhere in the world can do. >> jason: one of those soldiers pardoned his army first sergeant clint laurence. he spent six years in prison for second-degree murder.
over his ordering troops in afghanistan to fire on three men he says were taliban members. members of his unit testifiedon the afghan men were innocent, but critics said there were serious irregularities in the case.re recently, sean sat down with him and his attorney. watch this. >> sean: you were there 72 hours. that you came to take over a platoon where a bunch of taliban of motorcycles hadba killed members of that platoon severely severely injuring him. >> sean: these guys past the checkpoint and didn't stop. sounds like exactly what had happened just before you had gotten there two weeks earlier? >> absolutely, happened all the time over there. >> sean: your job is to make sure that these men come home. how many seconds did you have to decide whether or not they were
like the ones that killed and injured the last platoon leader and killed others? >> just a few others. you are responsible for not just the americans on the ground, the american soldiers, the young 18-year-old soldiers from across the country, you are also responsible for the reputation of the united states. you are responsible for the partnership between the afghan forces. you are thinking of a million different things and i had a couple of seconds to make aen decision. >> sean: we sent you over thereth to fight a war, if i remember correctly, a war against the taliban. that platoon had just experienced death and injuries because of guys on motorcycles. after your case, then we found out that, in fact, evidence, physical dna evidence, right? literally was on ieds for the
very guys that you ended up rightly killing. correct? >> absolutely. >> sean: how did this happen? >> the army hid the evidence. they wanted to protect mama's rules of engagement. he tried to protect his men. the rules were set to place the lives of the taliban above the lives of americans. so when he took action to take out this approaching motorcycle that threatened his men, the afghan, afghan allies from his platoon, fired first. he ordered the fire within a period of about 15 seconds. they wanted to push an agenda agenda to push suicidal rules of engagement. they hid the evidence. >> sean: so in the obama yearsso they had rules of engagement that actually said you can't shoot unless you are fired upon. so maybe you will die first or somebody gets injured first and then you can fight the war? l >> the battlefield lawyer, you can't fire and show hostile intent until you feel hostile threat. but usually by the time that happens you are blowing up, up and you are shot.
the president has taken a bold step to end out and we are grateful for it. >> sean: i can't believe this. if we are going to do this to guys that we send to war, we can't send them. if we are not going to fight to win back the work, what's the point? >> right, absolutely.ut the way i look at it, if you are not willing to fight the way you need to fight to win, then don't send the united states military send the state department, or the cia. >> sean: what about those guys in the air-conditioned officesco that want to judge your opinion. a lot of it based on the rules of engagement. what recourse, counselor, does he have? because i would want to sue a lot of people. >> we are going to talk to him about that. i think the best thing that could happen is that congress take action to end these suicidal rules forever so this is personally my son as a young paratrooper in the president is now taking action to show that
he has the backs of these troops. we have to codify it so that never again has this ever happened. >> sean: you don't seem angry. i would be very angry. i would be one pissed off person that lost six years of my life. >> that doesn't do me any good. the way i look at it. when something like this happens you get really good at making lemonade. so there is only one way to deal with it and that is to get past it and put one front foot in front of the other. look, sean, i -- january 20th, 2017, you know, my life changed forever.us because i knew i had hope that day and i knew with president trump getting elected, i was going to go home. yeah, it took a little while, but he's a busy man and being attacked from all sides, even from our own side. >> sean: got a lot of
opposition. i followed your case for six years and i mentioned it to many people including the president. in an interview. anyway, we are glad you are home. >> i appreciate it. w >> sean: the country owes you an apology. that was a disgrace. >> i don't want an apology, i just want to fix it. i am asking congress -- >> sean: i want one for you. you deserve it.se it's happened to other people, too. >> it doesn't make any sense that we are willing to go over s there and drop bombs with drones and in yemen and things like that, every single day. take out wedding parties and so on and so forth but when you have an intratree man on the ground making an impossible decision, we send them to prison because of what, some general gets embarrassed? it makes actually no sense. >> sean: well said. welcome home, soldier.y e, >> thank you very much, sir. >> sean: appreciate it. >> jason: when we come back, some liberals have a big problem with thanksgiving. we will show you how president trump is responding. also trivia time.
>> ♪ >> sean: welcome back. thanksgiving is tomorrow. and in true 2019 fashion, liberals are trying to turn it into another counter-culture casualty. thanksgiving is no longer about being grateful or spending time with family and friends. according to nbc's joy reid, a problematic food holiday where families fight over politics. climate change activists hop on the anti-turkey bandwagon saying travel and eating meat are detrimental to the environment.
have no fear, president trump is sticking to tradition. listen to this. >> as we gather together for thanksgiving, some people want to change the name thanksgiving. they don't want to use the term thanksgiving. >> [booing]. >> that was true also with christmas. now everybody is using christmas again. >> [cheers and applause]. >> now we will have to do a little work on thanksgiving. people have different ideas why it should not be called thanksgiving. everybody in this room loves the name thanksgiving and we are not changing it. >> sean: back in 1926, president calvin coolidge was gifted a raccoon to eat for thanksgiving dinner. but he kept the beloved raccoon as a white house pet.
that's all of the time we have this evening. check out my new book. the left may want to cancel thee holiday all together, at "hannity" we wish you a wonderful thanksgiving especially the troops overseas. raymond arroyo is in for laura ingraham. >> happy thanksgiving to you. i am in for laura ingraham on this special edition of the "the ingraham angle" from new york city. we have an amazing show. dan bongino takes on the new bombshell reports that undermine the president's impeachment defense. then victor davis hansen explains whyr polls show americans turning against the impeachment of the president. should democrats be worried about trump's surging support among african-americans?