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like this, like this. [laughs] i won't do that anymore. that's it for tonight. i've been telling you guys to dvr the show. are you listening? just do it right now if you can figure it out. tucker is up next and always remember, i'm watters and this is my world. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> tucker: well good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." i am will cain, in for tucker. a day after the fbi's raid on former president donald trump we are starting to see what a permanent national split looks like. a divorce. nobody wants to say it out loud but it's true. and this is not simply a break between democrats and republicans. no, that's too simple. what we are seeing is divide
between people who are willing to use the power of the state to silence their opponent, and those who are unwilling. what's the hill this country together since the civil war? it's not that of a federal code, it's not even the bill of rights come as important is. remember, the soviet union had a bill of rights for guaranteed freedom of speech and equal rights. but in practice the bolsheviks sent their dissidents to the gulags. as he boasted, show me the man, i will show you the crime. now what's kept us functioning through the centuries where the bolsheviks failed is that our constitution separated powers and prevented a unit party. we also had an understanding that state power shall not be used for improper political purposes. the law must be enforced equally, without political considerations. and once you lose that common understanding, it's mutually assured destruction.
nobody had any reason to uphold the system, so the system will collapse. the late anthony scalia made this point back in october of 2011, speaking before the senate judiciary committee. it's one of the most important videos you can watch, and here it is. speak of the response i will get, and you will get this from almost any american, including the woman he was talking to at the supermarket, the answer woud be, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, no unreasonable searches and seizures. the marvelous provisions of the bill of rights. what did i tell them? if you think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart, you're crazy. every banana republic in the world has a bill of rights. just words on paper. what our framers would have called a parchment guarantee. and the reason is that the real constitution of the
soviet union, you think of the word "constitution" it doesn't mean a bill, it means structure. say a person has a sound constitution, they have a sound structure. the real constitution of the soviet union, which is what our framers debated that whole summer in philadelphia in 1787, they didn't talk about the bill of rights. that was an afterthought, wasn't it? that constitution of the soviet union did not prevent the centralization of power, in one person or in one party. and when that happens, the game is over, the bill of rights is just what our framers would call a parchment guarantee. >> will: the game is over. a parchment guarantee. most americans now, by the way, in both parties believe we are living in a banana republic that was just described by anthony scalia. 79% of americans believe the justice system defends political
insiders. two-thirds of democrats believe that. the president's son can commit multiple felonies,, corruption and the federal authorities will just ignore it. in fact, they will call them russian this information. a sitting member of congress can share bodily fluids and potentially classified materials, presumably not one in the same, with a chinese spy and no one in the fbi or the m the a will say a word. millions of migrants can illegally cross the border and you are not supposed to notice beer but when the president's home rated for the first time in american history, the very same cable news propagandists will celebrate it as a win for the rule of law. what's in that warrant that authorized to this rate? exactly. and why was a low-level magistrate judge, and obama donor who defended jeffrey epstein's associates, the one who approved of the warrant? they don't care about any of this. they are just happy that donald trump was targeted.
>> attorney general merrick garland has had more than once in recent weeks that no one is above the law, including anyone who happens to be president. an ex-president is not above the law. >> there is no person in this country who is above the law. >> in america, nobody is above the law. >> no one is above the law. >> no one is above the law, not even a former president of the united states. >> will: no one is above the law, except for swalwell and clinton and hunter biden. they are mocking you. we've been building to this moment for quite some time. for the last four years, anyone who challenged permanent washington has been targeted by the fbi. they've been waking up to predawn s.w.a.t. team raids with cnn in tow. they are getting criminally charged and bankrupted not because they committed any crime but because of the fbi wanted them silenced. before the fbi's interview, you remember the story of michael flynn at the white house in 2017, the fbi's director of
counterintelligence, he authored a handwritten note about his plan to entrap flynn. "what is our goal," he wrote. "truth, submission or get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired. we all know then what happened next. according to a partisan fbi agent name peter strzok, he's not the most impartial of sources, flynn told agent he wasn't sure if he talked about sanctions with the russian ambassador. that's it. now keep in mind talking about sanctions with a foreign country is legal and expected when you are the national security advisor. but for that, the fbi ruined michael flynn. he had to sell his home and where is bill priestap? collecting a government pension. no raid, no jail. the same is true for kevin kleinsmith. remember him? he's the fbi lawyer who falsified a fisa warrant application to secure the wiretap on flynn. he admitted it.
he didn't spend any days in jail, not one day in jail. he wasn't even disbarred from being an attorney. as for jim comey, the fbi director at the time, well, he bragged about the fbi. >> you look at this white house now and it's hard to imagine two fbi agents standing up in the state room. how does that happen? >> i sent them. [laughter] something i probably wouldn't have done or gotten away with in a more organized investigation, more organized administration. i thought as early enough, let's just send a couple guys over. [laughter] and so we placed a call to flynn and said we are sending a couple guys over, hope you will talk to them. he said sure. nobody else was there, they interviewed them in a conference room in the white house situation room and that is what he has now pled guilty to. >> what did he think they were going over there for?
>> i don't think he knew. we didn't tell him. >> will: to them it's comedy. two americans, a banana republic. the classified documents prove the fbi knew the clinton campaign invented many of the russian collusion allegations. they were the pretext for the entire probe. james comey went ahead with that comedy, without banana republic action anyway. that is what we've had for years, and fbi that is interested in really one mission, and that is eliminating levels of the uni party and permanent washington. as with the bolsheviks they used pretext to get what they want. last night's rate of the former president's home had nothing to do with the retention of classified materials. you can handle missing records with a subpoena. you don't come kicking the doors an end blowing open safes. that is why the fed never raided the home of sandy berger who literally shoved classified documents in his socks. or hillary clinton's home, or --
who shared military intel with his lover. no raid bear "the wall street journal" by the way is now claiming the fed had this raid had something to do with cocktail napkins. an notes from kim jong un. right. everyone knows what this was about. finding something, anything they can use to keep donald trump from running for president. now here's the interesting question. why? well, he's a threat to the entrenched, unelected power in washington. the biggest threat ever faced. from the beginning, donald trump is an outsider but not just an outsider, and outside of the declared war on the military-industrial complex. he stopped buying their weapons and sending them to ukraine, so they impeach trap. as axios reported two weeks ago, donald trump planned to get the federal bureaucracy if he is reelected in 2024, taking a butcher knife to the administrative state. that means eliminating career government employees installed
by barack obama. and nothing terrifies a career bureaucrat more than losing their grip on power. look, on the one hand, some politicians in both parties do appear to recognize this threat. florida governor ron desantis for example is calling this raid a sign we are now living in a banana republic. and andrew cuomo, a democrat who is no stranger to open-ended investigations, just called the raid a major threat to the credibility of the fbi appeared on the other hand the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell waited 24 hours before he demanded anss from the fbi peer tim scott of south carolina says we need to wait and let the process player. john cornyn sent out a few retweets. kevin mccarthy calling for reforms. really? how do you perform this? this is the fbi director on august 4th. >> do you agree that the allegation of secret collusion between president trump and
russia was a hoax? yes or no? >> i don't think that's the terminology i would use. i think there's a lot written on the subject both in special counsel's report and inspector general's report, so that is not a term i would use. >> okay. do you agree the hunter biden laptop was not russia disinformation? >> now you are asking about an ongoing investigation that i expect our folks to pursue aggressively, and i just can't comment on that. >> and you possess the laptop, right? >> again, i can't discuss an ongoing investigation. >> will: many people like to point out that christopher wray was appointed by trump. christopher wray is a member of permanent washington who doesn't like to discuss anything, including why his agents concocted a plan to kidnap the governor of michigan or how many fbi agents were there on januar. they are permanent fixtures in
washington, as is your national media. andy mccabe is always on cnn these days, peter strzok, john brennan, clapper, regular fixtures on msnbc. so is fbi former counterintelligence officials. watch this revealing moment from last night. lizzie informs msnbc producers that the term "raid" is a little strong. so msnbc change to the chyron in real time to obey his command. >> agents, by the way, don't like the word raid. they don't like it, they feel like it is some kind of extrajudicial nonlegal thing. it's the execution of a search warrant, it's a court authorized search warrant. >> will: the take away here is not that the media is biased, you know that. or that the fbi should prosecute hunter biden or is in the famous words of stephen a. smith, smoking crack! you know that as well. not calling on the fbi to raid eric swalwell even though he has
been sleeping with the chinese spy. what we are saying is if the biden administration doesn't immediately take steps to dismantle this uni party, to stop fbi corruption, to take down permanent washington, to terminate christopher wray and merrick garland for starters, then these kinds of raids will not end. republicans will eventually take power and then they will do the same thing ten times over. they will raid swalwell and garland and hunter biden and that will be just the beginning. and will that be good for the country? probably not. but it will be inevitable. victor davis hanson is senior fellow at the hoover institution and he joins us now. victor, always great to have you at moments like this. why, why has what we watched over the last 24 hours taken place? why have they targeted donald trump? >> they are afraid in the short term but in the long term they believe they are morally superior to america and therefore any means necessary or justifiable for their morally superior ends.
right now we don't have the rule of law in washington. whether you are targeted or exempt depends on your ideology. in the past when there was a dispute over the archives, the presidential papers, barack obama just said i'm not going to turn them over, freedom of information. he spent $30 million resisting efforts to do that. george bush had an executive board and said you know what, i'm not going to do this. and that was adjudicated. and now we go after a president go to his house with 30 agents. in the past when a high official was called for congressional subpoena, eric holder just said, i'm not going and i'm not turning over this fast and furious. the idea that you would put him in shackles or confront him with his family and grabbed his phone is just ridiculous. but this is what we're doing on an ideological basis. when you start to do that, you don't have a democracy anymore. and i don't think we do. the second thing is this januarf
like a french robespierre committee on public safety appeared to be on that committee a unit of one criteria, you have to vote to impeach donald trump. if you were a republican there was one of the qualification, you had to be politically inert, with no future. it was deductive. it started with the premise that we are going to destroy donald trump and then we are going to bring in witnesses and allow narratives to that end. there is no cross-examination, there's no disinterested counsel. we know that when dick cheney himself made a commercial and he bragged about his daughter, that she was the one power that could stop donald trump, but that is not what her job is in that committee. it's to be disinterested, it's to be inductive, it's to find out what happened on january 6th, not start with a boast that you're going to destroy donald trump and make the witnesses and the testimony for that. and finally, i never thought i would say this. the fbi is beyond redemption. all of its bureaus and its
institutions have to be farmed out and broken up. if you have an fbi warranted there is no guarantee that that has not been altered. if you subpoena and you want fbi records on the phone, they will be wiped clean. if you want disinterested legal counsel, look at lisa page and peter strzok. if you are the fbi and you want to find out why hillary clinton hired a foreign national to find dirt on a political opponent then you will hire the same for national. and you look at the last four directors. we just saw christopher wray and he just stonewalled every question and then he flew in an fbi plan, our plan, a luxury jet because he had to go to his own vacation spot. he took over from andrew mccabe, what did he do? lied four times to federal investigators and his wife was running for office with clinton related tax money while he was investigating hillary clinton's email scandal.
he took over about james comey, controversial devices on the media, and then when he was called on 245 occasions he said he didn't know and didn't remember. anyone -- irs and they are going to go to jail. and he took over from robert mueller whose entire special counsel case was based on two premises. the information that was false in the steele dossier and the shenanigans of the clinton hired gps disinformation firm and when he was asked specifically, he said under oath he knew nothing about either entity. this is very ironic because all of this is destroying this country and it comes from the people who warned us democracy dies in darkness and they have descended upon us the greatest cloud of autocracy and liberality in the history of this republic. and we are going to have to do
something and hope and pray that the house is under new leadership and it will be up to kevin mccarthy and republicans, as you say, to reply in kind. i don't want to live in a country where kevin mccarthy tears up the state of the union address as soon as joe biden gives it. i don't want to live necessarily in a country when kevin mccarthy says no squad member is going to be on any house committee or mitch mcconnell is going to go to the supreme court and yell about supreme court justices. but that's where we are it let's pray to god republicans can save it. >> will: you are of course referring to the actions by nancy pelosi and the democrats. it's hard to see forward, a path for national unity. thank you, it's great to always hear from you. >> thank you. >> will: yesterday's rate is just one part of the assault on president donald trump. the democratic party lawmakers can gain access to donald trump's tax returns for
the president of judicial watch, just filed a motion to unseal the warranty used in the raid on donald trump's home and konstantin joins us now. thank you so much, what are your thoughts on known only donald trump's tax returns but the motion you filed to see the warrant that led to this fbi raid. >> to me it is two sides of the same coin. you have an attack on the former president with this raid that is inherently controversial and necessarily demands disclosures about how it happened, who is responsible. so we are asking a federal court to release it as quickly as possible. the doj's silence on it is deafening and we hope the doj doesn't oppose us there, the biden doj, to be clear. but on the other hand you have the democrats in congress using their so-called oversight
abilities to target the president personally again, asking for is confidential tax information. taxes from before he was president, texas from one he was president, and tax returns from after he was president. and unfortunately the courts in the district of columbia ratified that abuse, pretended there's no politics here worth worrying about comments of the president's civil rights, practically speaking, get thrown out the window. and again, the courts also need to step up and act to protect the structure of our government that is under attack. the presidency is under attack from within. you have congress trying to blow up our systems of government and the courts have almost been bystanders in large measure, or just rubber-stamping them in the case of the five the warrants in this case, the unprecedented effort to gain our confidential tax information and as we see, the irs getting 80,000 new
employees, obviously trump is the number one target in the rest of us will all have to worry as well. >> will: that is certainly terrifying. i don't know if you are familiar with the comedian schultz but he says he now judges president on their ability to move merchandise. the maga hat being bring an all-time best seller. hillary clinton has decided to enter the fray. she kept emails on a private server at home but was never rated for that. she is now gloating on that and she's going to sell march that reads "but her emails" to mark the occasion. what do you make of this? >> it's consistent with her mockery of the rule of law. remember when she joked about wiping with a cloth when they talked about deleting emails paid this person on the other hand isn't president because of her emails. and she's also out there in many
ways helpfully reminding americans that she is the beneficiary of the same type of corruption that led to the fbi rating trump. remember, she worked with the fbi, her campaign did to target trump in 2016. >> will: we will see exactly. to take the lighter side, we will see exactly how many hats she can move with "but her emails" in the economy. thanks so much, it's always great to hear from you. >> thank you, well. >> will: shocking new details emerging about the fbi raid on donald trump. it turns out the person who signed off on the rate is linked to jeffrey epstein. i am serious. who obviously didn't kill himself. i'm serious. that is straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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>> will: to listen to me, listen to chuck schumer. don't threaten permanent washington beard and of course, we know what happened next. so what was this raid yesterday really about? just a couple months ago, cash patel refuted the idea that classified materials were located at mar-a-lago. he was chief of staff under the trump administration and he joins us now. before we get to the deeper question of whether or not this is truly about classified material, whether classified materials and mar-a-lago? >> it's great to be with you. what i can tell you definitively set president trump was the transparency president. time and time again, under chairman nunes who knows where so many of the documents were buried and identified, we try to get it out and president trump at the white house declassified whole sets of documents including, i remind you and your audience, right october 2020 he issued a statement from the white house declassified every document related not just to the
russia gate scandal but also the hillary clinton email scandal. it's a wide range set up document that the mainstream media is ignoring that order. not to mention his follow-up actions in december i believe or january of the top of my head, before he left where he issued declassification orders at the white house. when the president said that, that is at. unilateral commander in chief and diesel authority on declassification. >> will: it will be argued in the future, the president has the power to declassify pay let's get to the crux of the issue. is this about in your estimation classified materials? >> no. this is an invasion of our constitution by government gangsters purity of al capone at headquarters talking to his buddy at the white house. this is about the continuation of getting donald trump, prevent him from being president ever again. ukraine, january 6th, the
running out of time but now what? a night time, or daytime raid of the president positivism to see if they can stop him. i highlight that those pushing this the most is the clinton campaign, touting a statute that doesn't even apply to the president of the united states. >> will: but meyer him in the fight, keep him in a constitutional fight while he would be campaigning and it doesn't matter anymore. it's real world practicality to keep them from being president of the united states. always great to see. we are learning much more about the magistrate judge who signed off on the raid. his name, judge bruce reinhardt. he's a barack obama donor who also, get this, defended associates of convicted jeffrey epstein, who definitely did not kill himself. the ceo of "the federalist" joins us. great to see you tonight. what a coincidence. >> it is quite a coincidence, isn't it, that this deranged anti-trump judge who quit his
job as a federal prosecutor in the office literally investigating jeffrey epstein, magically the next day started representing a bunch of jeffrey epstein's closest colleagues, including, he set up his office and the exact same office suite in south florida as jeffrey epstein's criminal defender himself. so you've just got to marvel at the coincidence they are. >> will: what in your estimation, and we've talked about this with others but you reported on this deeply, you've reported on what we have talked about tonight, the permanent class in washington. what in your estimation is the true motivation about what we watched happen last night? >> i think it's a declaration of war against the american public, against half of the country, if not more, that doesn't want to be ruled by a bunch of corrupt oligarchs. it's easy to look at what happened and say it's just about trump, it's just about donald trump, and he's kind of different. it's not about anything else. no, this is about the ruling elites, the deep state, whatever
you want to call it, the oligarchy deciding that it is up to them to pick who we get to vote for and it's up to them to decide who gets to be on the ballot when republicans vote. this was a declaration of war against the american public for having the audacity to think they get to decide who represents them because it is obvious what this was about. disqualifying donald trump from ever running again. this is their kill shot to take down donald trump's political career. unfortunately for them i think it is going to backfire but it's not going to undo the damage they've done with these stodgy tactics. >> will: and the damage won't require conviction. it will simply require a fight, it will simply require a distraction. sean davis, always good to hear from you. for the last one for hours on msnbc a parade of legal analysts have been tripping about the rule of law. here is a small sample. speak of the principle at stake, this is where you hope that
republicans understand that this is a question about the rule of law. >> it's going to get rough but the rule of law's going to prevail because it has to. >> i believe so much in the rule of law and what it signifies to me, the news yesterday, that the justice department is returning to its historical position as a law enforcement agency above politics, trying to do the right thing. >> vladimir putin, he doesn't believe in the rule of law. she doesn't, you know, laugh at the idea of the rule of law. they systematically work to break down the rule of law, just like donald trump. >> will: that is fascinating, can you have rule of law without equal treatment under the law? they never even raised the idea of raiding hillary clinton for storing classified materials on a server and wiping her emails after getting a subpoena. why not? james gagliano is a retired fbi
supervisor and special agent and he joins us now. thank you for being with us. in that montage, you heard a lot about the rule of law over partisan politics. therefore, i should assume there is a raid coming. for eric swalwell and hunter biden. right? >> the rule of law is not a bumper sticker. i know that seems to be applied on everything today because people are gleeful that a person or political figure that they dislike is getting what they believe he has coming to them. the problem is, which you laid out at the top of the show, disparate treatment. start with general flynn, the fact that the logan act was employed. enacted in 1799, never been prosecuted. yet the fbi and doj considered it. they get to play to 1,001. that is lying to an fbi agent. 25 years and the fbi and i tell you this, i pleaded with u.s. attorneys to allow us to charge people for lying to the fbi.
murderers, gang bakers, drug dealers. you've known me sell how many times in 25 years customer at zero. clinton, what a way to handle things. bleached emails that were under subpoena, 35,000 of them disappear. i know they were only related to yoga pants and working on details for her daughter's wedding. but they were under subpoena. and we took her at her word and didn't kick her out of new york. go to call me, the number one law enforcement agent in the land that time. he leaked through surrogate, not even on his own, to "the new york times" memorandums that were fbi property. federal records act, yeah. some were restricted, confidential, secret, could've been top-secret but he took it on his own to do that. that is the problem, the rule of law has to be applied equally, not disparately. >> will: so therefore, you have those three letters next to your name, the fbi is not the
only corrupted federal institution. from the cdc, the nih, the cia, we can look at every american institution and wonder what has gone wrong. but your former institution is the one in the spotlight tonight. what is wrong, james, with the fbi? >> it's a fair statement. pushback on corrupt. with the problems are just the upper echelons. we know the fbi director and the attorney general are political appointees. the vast majority of fbi agents, 12,000, 36,000 employees in total are good, decent people. they are working to follow evidence. it's the people at the top, they've got to go. >> will: i will say this and all optimism, i hope you are right. i do worry about a class of employees perhaps at the higher levels of every federal institution but a class of employees who remain amount of the party in power and whose primary purpose is for
themselves to remain employed and in power. i hope though, i'm optimistic that you are right. james gagliano, thank you so much for being with us. >> thanks for having made. >> will: brand-new information about the fbi raid on mar-a-lago this hour. we've learned federal agents even went after melania trump and spent hours at the former president's home. you've got to hear the shocking details. we will share them with you straight ahead. ♪ ♪
and never getting the results. golo is the only thing that gave me this. it gave me back me. >> will: and we will the fox news alert, we are learning more information right now about yesterday's raid on donald trump's palm beach home. according to amanda divine and "the new york post" fbi spend hours coming to president trump's personal office and even scoured through melania trump's wardrobe. what does the former lady's wardrobe have to do with classified information question right the feds were supposedly searching for. miranda devine joins us now.
good evening, thank you for being with us. what have you learned? >> pleasure, will. eyewitnesses and people close to the former president from legal sources. we've pieced together what happened in this raid and it's quite shocking. over 30 fbi agents from the washington field office who arrived unannounced at 9:00 a.m. terms lawyers, who were local lawyers, were not there. they didn't arrive for another hour, so these fbi agents, about three doj attorneys managed to get inside by showing their search warrant, we believe to the secret service agents outside. once inside this property, they had access to everything. to the trump's private quarters,
which includes the side bedroom and living rooms and dining rooms and so on, and they also had access to a separate part of the building in which donald trump's office was. plus they went down, we are told, to some basement storage room which had been locked, where these 15 boxes of presidential documents had been held since the general services administration had packed them up after trump's presidency in january, mid-january pretty much of 2020, and ship them to mar-a-lago where they've been kept under lock and key. in fact, in june, trump's attorneys, two of trump's attorneys actually helped the fbi, give them full access to their room, those documents, those boxes and they spent several hours than looking through them. donald trump was there at mar-a-lago at the time, in june, and he stopped by the basement and said hello to the agents.
but now of course the trumps, administered in new jersey, so mar-a-lago is closed up for the summer. it was only a skeleton staff including groundskeepers. it was a boiling hot day yesterday in palm beach, 91 degrees. and yet the fbi agents and the doj attorneys would not let donald trump's lawyers shelter inside come out of the sun, in the air-conditioned lobby. there were not allowed to observe any parts of this search that went on for nine -- sorry, yeah, about nine hours. over nine hours. from about 9:00 a.m. until about 6:30 p.m. and the demeanor of these doj attorneys was, i'm told, arrogant. and they continually repeated that we have access to everything and everywhere. we are told they went into every
single room and eric trump has said that they ransacked closets. we are told melania trump's closet, also donald trump's closet office. they spend hours in there. they brought a safe cracker to open his safe, and just rifled through material. someone who has seen the warrant that they brought said it confined itself to presidential records and classified information. so they were told that those boxes were in that storage room, they'd already seen it. only makes it more specific that there was not a fishing expedition. >> will: except obviously you can hide classified documents in the winter coast of the first lady buried deep in the
closet. a search warrant is supposed to be narrowly tailored and least intrusive as possible. that does not sound like what was accomplished. we saw the cover "the new york post" tomorrow. we look forward to your reporting, thank you miranda. obvious political obligations to the raid on donald trump your joe biden targeting his mane writable for the midterm spirit but will it have the opposite of intended effects? will it make trump stronger? that's next.
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♪ ♪ >> will: several republicans including ron desantis and kevin mccarthy condemned the raid on donald trump. even some democrats like andrew cuomo have also criticized the doj. donald trump says the raid is a sign that joe biden is failing as a president and he knows he is on track to be crushed. so does this actually improve donald trump's chances in 2024 customer clay travis joins us now. great to see. what do you think is the political fallout? >> i think this works in donald trump's favor. i think it is a massive miscalculation. thanks for having become a good job last night with all the breaking news. >> will: thank you.
>> i have never seen donald trump have this much support from so many people in the republican party, defendants beyond. you mentioned andrew cuomo , cuomo, andrew yang. i believe it's rallying people behind donald trump of a lot of issues potentially with choices he made as president but see that is beyond the pale by joe biden's department of justice, by christopher wray. as a result i think that's all immensely benefit the donald trump. everybody is rallying behind him. >> will: really quickly the key is how this lands with average americans. not necessarily the trump fan or the trump hater, but the average american. >> i don't think there's any doubt, and i think the answer is this doesn't end well for joe biden. inflation is 9.1%. we've got probably a recession going on, at least by traditional definitions.
the border, the murder raid is skyrocketing all over the country, and this is what the biden department of justice is focusing on? this is not what americans want. this is unprecedented, banana republic style leadership. this is another reason why joe biden shouldn't be running for president in 2024. >> will: i think it is obvious to people regardless of which way they vote. great to see you as always, thank you for jumping on tonight. >> appreciate it, my man. >> will: a fast conversation about the fbi's raid on mar-a-lago with one of the brightest legal minds in the country, and that is next. ♪ ♪
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>> will: that's about it for us tonight. before we go we just had a brand-new in-depth conversation on the will cain podcast with law professor jonathan turley about the fbi's raid on mar-a-lago. it was fascinating. here's a bit. >> records violations of this kind in the past have not been prosecuted or prosecuted lightly. james comey of course -- with presidential records, but he was
responsible for removing fbi material and then leaking the contents to the media. he was nonprosecuted or sanctioned in any way. >> will: you can listen to the full in-depth conversation tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. when that podcast upload spear to get, spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. and of course tune in each night at 8:00 for the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink. have a good evening. next up, the great sean hannity, who takes it from here. >> sean: where is he? will, good to see you. jonathan turley, i will watch her podcast, great interview, smart man. great job filling in for tucker. welcome to "hannity." for the full hour, by the way, our coverage of the fbi's alarming raid and mar-a-lago. we are going to go into specific details that a promise you won't get from the mainstream media. we will go through it slowly, check in with senator marco rubio. paul manafort, who went through a predawn raid, guns drawn