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>> tucker: be back monday. have the best weekend. >> sean: all right. thanks. welcome to "hannity." breaking news. the deep state of power we have been uncovering for over a year is even tonight far worse than any of us could have imagined. this is watergate on steroids. remember the nixon scandal was about a third-rate burglary. this is a deep state, political hit job now spying on an opposition party campaign. f.b.i. spies during an election. it gets worse. the deep state isn't even trying to hide it. what they did, they are now bragging about it. the former obama director of national intelligence james clapper is actually saying spying on the trump campaign
was a good thing. has he ever heard of the constitution? we'll unpack all the stunning new details tonight. it will make you question how this could ever happen in the united states of america. also tonight a deep state source smear. this is pretty unreal. liberal media, anonymous government sources falsely accusing the president, republicans and conservatives of endangering the life of the f.b.i. informant, the one spying for the f.b.i. on the crump -- trump campaign. do they have a warrant? it's revealing critical information of who this person is. speaker of the house paul ryan is now telling the special counsel wrap up the corrupt investigation. also tonight we have sad news out of texas. the president reacting to yet another tragic school shooting. we will explain why it is time for this country to get serious when it comes to protecting our precious children. there is an answer. we'll explain the solution.
we have that and more in tonight's important breaking news opening monologue. major developments again tonight on the deep state. spying on the trump campaign. james clapper, barack obama's former director of national intelligence is actually today saying it was a good thing that the trump campaign had a spy for the f.b.i. in their campaign during an election. i can't believe it. watch it. >> they may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign. but you know the focus here and as it was with the intelligence community is not on the campaign per se but what the russians were doing to try to substantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it. so if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, that is a good thing. >> sean: where was the spy in the hillary campaign where
she did pay for russian lies? clapper so pompous, so arrogant, this is so illegal he is bragging about surveilling an opposition party in a presidential election year. if that is the case, this is not america. we don't have a constitution. this is something you'd expect from the former soviet union, venezuela. you have clapper's buddy john brennan who is also up to his eyeballs in this scandal. probably knows a lot about it. since remember, he is the guy that voted for a communist for president. last night we had the great one mark levin reacting to all of this. his analysis dead spot on. take a look. >> we have f.b.i. agents that took it on themselves to investigate a candidate and his campaign and then we have, of course, actual spies. one or more in the trump campaign. what the hell is this? the sew yet union, venezuela? this is the united states of america. i want to know what brennan did. i want to know what clapper did. i want to know what comey did.
not because i'm going to punish them. you will make determinations about them. >> susan wright. >> something is terribly wrong. we need to fix this. we cannot have another election where the federal government, the united states government is interfering with an election. >> sean: the great one is right, we have been right, everyone on the program has been right. we need to fix it because this is about the constitution of the united states. it's literally hanging in the ambulance -- hanging in the balance at this hour. you have the deep state actors throwing the fourth amendment right and your right to privacy and protection against unreasonable search and says sure. this -- search and says -- search and seizure. this is the dark point of our history. they think they knew better than you did the american people who should be the president. they weaponizeed the powerful tools of intelligence, turn
evend on us -- turned it on us. clapper since you are so concerned about russia influence in the election did you have a spy in the clinton campaign? we know for a fact her campaign was colluding, had a foreign agent christopher steele paying for russian lies and propaganda to lie to the american people. clinton and the d.n.c., remember, they paid $12 million for the russian dossier full of russian lies. where is the f.b.i., where is the c.i.a.? where are the spys? there weren't any. instead of investigating it they used former spy christopher steele who they fired as a trusted source and they used false and completely unverified, never corroborated a dossier he put together to get a warrant and then spy on the trump campaign. never tell the judges she paid for it. in the process, lying to the fisa court judges on four separate occasions. never revealing hillary paid for all of this. this is the biggest abuse of
power, corruption scandal we have seen in the history of this country. talk about watergate. this is watergate on steroids and human growth hormone. watergate was a third rate break-in that forced president to resign. you may remember this. >> to continue to fight for the months ahead for my personal vindication. with almost totally absorb the time and the attention of both the president and the congress. in a period where our focus should be on the issue of peace abroad and prosperity at home. therefore, i shall resign presidency effective at 12:00 noon tomorrow. >> sean: what is playing out right now is nothing compared to watergate. spying on an opposition party during an election makes watergate look like stealing a candy bar from a candy store.
here is why. the details of this abuse of power are so far worse, the "new york times" now confirming this week everything we have been telling you. the times didn't all of a sudden decide oh, we want to tell people the truth. this is about actively now assisting the deep state. what the times is doing is helping the bad actors get in front of the scandal. they know it's coming out. they are spinning the facts and crafting their own narrative. steal a page from the f.b.i. play book, they now know crossfire hurricane is coming. here is why. the deep state is about to be exposed. it's all happening. portion of the d.o.j. report is set to come out in a couple of weeks. congress will eventually get the documents that led up to the i.g. report. we will see it all. the d.o.j. is now slowly leaking this information to
friendly news outlets like the "washington post" and the "new york times." what they're now reporting is corroborating everything we have been uncovering. let's run through the details. starting with this quote. the f.b.i. obtained phone records, other documents using national security letters, secret subpoena officials said and at least one government informant, i.e. spy, met several times with mr. page and mr. papadopoulos, former and current officials say. that confirms the f.b.i. had a spy. an informant that infiltrated the trump campaign. where is the warrant? in addition to lying to the fisa judges four times to get the fisa warrant to spy on the trump campaign the f.b.i. is using secret spies. was there another secret subpoena? it sounds like the deep state was using every option available to go after the trump campaign. by the way, after they of course rigged the hillary investigation. here is another significant quote that matches our
reporting. days after they closed their investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server, agents began scrutinizing the campaign of her republican rival. the times ads both of the investigation -- the times adds both investigations were made up of a small group of the same top officials. so the same officials that rigged the clinton e-mail investigation even though we know she broke laws and obstructed justice. then they. we after donald trump and set the sights on him. is this shocking part that directly implicates here john kerry and barack obama. nobody has picked up on this. australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol, allowed the ambassador alexander downer to sit for an f.b.i. interview to describe his meeting with campaign adviser george papadopoulos. diplomatic protocol broken. that means john kerry from the get-go, this is the beginning, the obama state department and
i'm sure the president, that means obama, all involved. that means they knew about the saying from the start. and as we have been saying for months, john kerry, barack obama, need to answer two simple questions. what did you both know? and when did you both know it? these are other disturbing details in this. these deep state sources revealed to the "new york times" that four trump campaign associates were being investigated by thefein. it wasn't just carter page and george papadopoulos, whoever he is. the f.b.i. was also going after general michael flynn and paul manafort from the get-go. major intelligence operation. finally the unnamed sources tried to spin that peter strozk/lisa paige text messages what they were talking about who we now think is andrew mccabe about the so-called insurance policy in case the unthinkable happened and donald trump won. they are absolutely claiming now, "they said anything the f.b.i. did publicly would only give fodder to mr. trump
campaign claims that the election was rigged." mr. strozk countered even if trump's chances of victory of low, lie dying before you are 40, the stakes are too high to justify inaction. well, that is laughable and it proves our point. the deep state, the top players not rank and file desperately trying to spin all of this damning, all of this incriminating evidence. another new breaking story to tell you about tonight. anonymous government sources have been repeatedly leaking to the media details about the f.b.i. informant who did spy on the trump campaign. at the same time, they are accusing president, republican, even people like me of putting this informant's life in danger. i have known his name for a full week. this is the latest example from "washington post." bigger than watergate. trump joins push by allies to expose the role of an f.b.i. source. they are falsely smearing not only the president and congressional republicans and yours truly.
no, we are trying to conduct an investigation, congress is. they have constitutional oversight authority. they are supposed to do this. in the process, "washington post" as bias as they are is revealing key details who the person is. for example, the source is a u.s. citizen and provided information over the years to both fibs and the c.i.a.s a the post previously reported and aided the russia investigation before and after mueller's appointment of may 2017. according to people familiar with the activities." okay. on the basis of this, it's ridiculous. for the record, the person's name has been out there in the media. i've known for over a week. by the way, it's not some closely held state secret. what is unfolding before our eyes is utter insanity and the hypocrisy on display for the country to see. d.o.j., f.b.i. accusing the president, republicans, people
like me of endangering a source. at the same time, anonymous law enforcement, intel officials, they are the ones leaking the details about who the informant is. that is what we call a deliberative smear. here is point number two. this is really important. these unnamed federal officials have leaked more information to the "new york times" and "washington post" than they have given to congress because they are trying to get a friendly audience. remember, rod rosenstein has been slow-walking, obstructing, stonewalling, every congressional attempt to do their constitutional authority of oversight every chance he gets. when rosenstein does actually comply, he turned over heavily redacted information in the claims of national security. we have seen that is just a lie. it's not true. these leaks about the f.b.i. informant. you know what? would they really be doing this if it was a national security threat?
this is about getting out in front of congress, in front of the i.g., in front of what they know is coming. they are trying to control the narrative slowly bleed it out. it has nothing to do with national security. just like rosenstein redacting the fact that james comey didn't think that general flynn lied to the f.b.i. neither did anyone else in the f.b.i. it had nothing to do with national security. that was a c.y.a. and rosenstein protecting his corruption friends. he and jeff sessions either need to go or do their job. also tonight, the president reacting to this horrible shooting. yes, another sad school shooting. this time in texas earlier today. let's take a look. >> president trump: unfortunately, i have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting at santa fe high school in texas. it has been going on too long in our country. too many years. too many decades now.
we grieve for the loss of life and send our love and support to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack. to the students, families, teachers and personnel at santa fe high. we are with you in this tragic hour. and we will be with you forever. >> sean: very sad and this has to stop. our prayers and thoughts do go to the families in texas. they lost their children. trace gallagher is going to have a full report in a few minutes. as we have been saying on this program, it's so far beyond time that everything be done to protect our kids in school. it's simple. we can solve this. this is not a political issue. harden up the schools. every school in this country needs a full threat security assessment. every school. we have to secure the perimeter and the entry points of every school.
require mand date i.d.s for anyone walking into a school. metal detectors in every school. we need to hire retired police officers, retired military members and have two on every floor of every school in america. that is the simple answer. here is an idea. these people work 15 hours. retired military and retired police, concealed carry. give them federal, state, local tax break as incentives so it won't cost a lot of money. it's not political. it shouldn't be political. we protect our athletes. we protect our politicians. we protect those on the red carpet. how about we do this for our kids? do it in their best interest. we have more coming up later in the program. another disturbing scene to tell you about. this one taking place at trump national doral golf course where police officers had to shoot a deranged man in his legs earlier today. after he reported started
yelling anti-trump rhetoric and opened fire inside the resort. police are saying this lunatic wanted to lure officers into an ambush-style attack. thank god they were able to stop this nut case. joining us with the judicial watch president and the author attorney david limbaugh. full disclosure, david has negotiated every single radio and tv contract and book contract of my career. i usually pay for dinner. this is a huge week here. what clapper said is basically we don't have a country. we are not about the rule of law. >> clapper is investigated for leaking bill congress. they believe clapper delivered the information to cnn after
the president was briefed on the dossier by comey at trump tower. clapper has a lot to and for. so what clapper is saying we weaponizeed the intelligence community to spy on a campaign. we were concerned about the russians. but what about the $500,000 that clinton got for a speech in 2010 he gave to renaissance capital that is connected to the k.g.b. by this bank? did they have spies with bill clinton at the time where people investigating the clintons and the clinton foundation during that time? i don't think so. this is a very well-orchestrated, it appears, plan. so spy on a presidential campaign. this is well partisan.
this involves brennan, clapper, u.s. and foreign assets. i think we are only seeing the top of this iceberg. i would like to see this unravel. i have questions what is going on in england at the time in the united kingdom. >> sean: you have a lot of reporting i know is coming as you have been telling me. look, david, look at this from the legal side. this is a politically target targeted. they didn't have spies in hillary campaign. weaponizing the powerful tools of intelligence. lying to the fisa court judges to target one political candidate in favor of one political candidate who did commit crimes and pay for russian propaganda. this is the biggest twisted boomerang in my life. >> yeah, sean. if what clapper says is true
that it was an innocuous investigation to find out what involvement russia had, why would they have bent over backwards to avoid investigating hillary and indieting her and bend over forward to indict and implicate deject president trump. why would they deceive the fisa court if it was an innocent investigation? why would it have flimsy evidence paid for by a clinton sponsored group and numbered through the law firm if it was necessary. why can't they have real evidence? the fact that steele had been fired by the f.b.i. to the fact that blumenthal provided information. this was based on a report
that steele has given to a news agency. this was all so incestuous and corrupt. >> sean: why would comey have lied? this is such a good point. you can't have a dual system of government. hillary standard and the rest of us standard. for the d.o.j. to slow walk, obstruct, lie about national security as a reason for redactions. clapper comments blow me away. that means the rule of law does not exist. what they did here is they think they have unfettered power to do anything they want if they don't like a candidate. >> that is true. going to the investigation they were going all out against president trump. with the spy operation. they recall from the last i.g. report which confirmed that the obama justice department at the same time was telling the f.b.i. to stand down on
any investigation in the clinton foundation. which we know that the f.b.i. and the d.o.j. knew full well was recipient of the money from russia to influence the positive outcome on the investigation. >> sean: quickly. >> let's get to the heart of this. this is a counterintelligence investigation that began in 2016 that is continuing now by mr. mueller. >> sean: give a preview of what is coming next week. sara carter, what is coming next week? >> yeah. well, i think we will have a lot more information on the inspector general report. we'll have more direction on that. a lot of stories from london at the time. >> sean: all right. thanks. great analysis. we appreciate it. when we come back, a live report on the mass shooting in texas from earlier today. also the liberal media is yet again russianing to politicize tragedy, this is not
i'm trace gallagher. have a good evening. >> sean: tragic school shooting took place today. here are the chilling witnesses to the horrific event. take a look. >> my friend got shot and as soon as the alarms went off everybody started to walk outside. everybody looks. you hear boom, boom, boom. >> we heard this go off and we started running. i turned back around and they were arresting somebody by the art class. outside, by the brick wall.
they are arresting somebody. i recorded that and i left and i ran. i saw the other kids. >> the fire alarm got pulled. pop something, explosion or something. i was like whatever. then i heard the next four shots and i was like that is not an explosion. that is a gunshot. >> we were sitting in class, i heard the door open and we heard a teacher run through the hallway and he says there is someone in the building with the shotgun. >> sean: fortunately, sadly but predictably it didn't take long for the liberal media to exploit the tragedy to push the gun control agenda. take a look. >> political leadership, you know, wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby. take that issue to some reasonable effect. >> i want to read you something before we bring in the next interview. chris murphy, the congressional district adjacent to new-up newtown. this is the horrifying
inaction of senate. it's a green light to shooters who pervert silence to endorsement. there will sentiment today from the members of congress pushing the issue. >> this is an important part of the investigation. again, it goes to a lot of the issues that we have talked about for a long time. gun possession, and gun rights and that will protect. no doubt in this case. >> guns are probably not that hard to get despite the laws in place. what does it tell you that the young man 17 years old? >> sean: with reaction, former adviser the president, dr. sebastian gorka. author of the best-selling book, "geraldo show" and sport at large geraldo rivera. you have agreed with me. we have to solve this. i don't want to report this any more. every school should get full security threat assessment. every school in america has a
perimeter check. points of entry must be monitored. i.d. system metal deckers and every floor -- metal detectors and every floor with two concealed carry armed retired military or police. that will stop it. that is not political. it isn't. i agree with you on how to solve the problem. what is clear, harshly clear is the thoughts and prayers don't cut it any more. we are facing an epidemic. this is the 16th school-relatedded shooting this year. there is a perverse copycat going on. if we protect the airliners we have to protect school children. that means having armed resource officers on the scene. but in this case we have to be frank about this. there were two heroic cops on the scene. both of them wounded as far as
i can understand. even the chief arrived firing his weapon at the alleged perpetrator, the 17-year-old kid. we have to do more and have one entrance to the schools. i think dan patrick the lieutenant governor of texas was absolutely right. we have to controlled access. we have to have as in many new york city and other urban districts have metal detectors. metal detectors everywhere. if we do it on an airliner why can't we do it to protect our precious children? we have to stop the rhetoric, stop the finger pointing. let's do something. the president has to lead us, sean. he has to tell us. this is what we have to do. maybe it is local jurisdiction. but i want federal oversight of every school one rule for every school. the children are the most precious resource. the children are our precious resource. if that is not b.s. then we
have to do something to stop this from going on. >> sean: we know how to do this. we protect our politicians. we protect athletes. we have never had an incident at the oscars. armed security. threat assessment, point of entry, perimeter control. people armed, concealed carry on scene, every floor and every school. and the metal detectors. >> this is not a complicated problem to solve. geraldo is half right. number one we secure federal buildings. we control banks. this is controlled access to the most precious thing we have in our country which is our children. however, i vehemently disagree. don't expect uncle sam to fix this for you. this is not about reinforcing the attitudes of the nanny state. this should be done at the local level. if the local school council can't sort this out, if the local municipality or the government can't sort this out, it's not going to be
federal government that sorts it out. but controlled access is the key. >> sean: how about this? how about we give every police officer retired that would volunteer two or three days a week. every retired military that would volunteer every two or three days a week, how about we give them no federal, no state, no local taxes? none. that would be insignificant in terms of the cost if we did it that way. all right. thank you, both. sad day. our thoughts and prayers with the families again. this has to stop. when we come back, white house press secretary sarah sanders on the media's current credibility crisis which is
>> sean: all right. fake news, cnn's credibility continues to be called into question. today in an interview on the liberal network, president trump's attorney rudy giuliani called out the entire network for their blatant bias. watch this. >> does the president ever get the benefit of the doubt with
you? ever? or on this network, which is disgusting? >> i would tell you something. i think he gets the benefit of the doubt much more often than you give us credit for. >> do you know most people think i'm crazy to come on here, they are so unfair to the president. >> why? do you think the interview has been unfair? >> i do. >> you think the interview has been unfair? >> i do. >> why? >> you don't give me a chance to explain how injustice the case is and i don't think you have given me the chance to explain the basis of it with the f.b.i. report that was faulty and the f.b.i. that came to the conclusion -- i don't understand how a man can be prosecuted when you come to the conclusion he hasn't done anything wrong. how do you investigate a man who hasn't done anything wrong? you didn't play up that part of the report? >> sean: rudy giuliani is right. fake news cnn never gives the president a fair shake. they never will. they are not even honest about it. for example, earlier in week, cnn trump-hater, the official trump-hater, supposedly a reporter jim mccosta goes on
kimmy kimmel -- jimmy kimmel and says he was as tough on president obama as on president trump. it's not a joke. take a look. >> is he your least favorite of all? >> i welcome their hatred. i do. listen, when i covered barack obama i was just as tough on him. people might not believe that. >> they didn't like me either. you're universally disliked. >> i am. >> sean: how he can say that with a straight face is beyond me. the tapes don't lie. and they found this gym -- gem of him covering obama in 2013. the only thing missing from the so-called reporter are the pom-poms. take a look. >> obviously, this is the moment that everybody is waiting for on inauguration day when the president and the first lady step out of the limo and walk down pennsylvania avenue. you know, i feel like i should pinch myself right now, wolf. i can't believe i have this
vantage point of history in the making. >> so you are literally 15, 20 feet away from the president? >> i'm probably a good, i would say, 50 feet away from the president right now. very, very close. >> sean: with obama, he needs to pinch himself. he says he is a reporter. he says he is a journalist. no, he is a liberal activist. be honest. i spoke to white house press secretary sarah sanders about this and so much more. all right, thank you for joining us. you look at all of what i'm pointing out here. i don't think there has ever been a more hostile news media in the country than there has been of president trump. it's obvious. it's so bad that there is 91% negative coverage according to the media research center. >> sarah: it's unreal the amount of negative coverage that comes from the media covering the white house. not just because it's so one-sided but because there are so many good things they could be talking about.
the economy is booming. isis is on the run. remaking of the judiciary. getting rid of the individual mandate. the foreign policy and the relationship that this president built. every day there is a good news story to tell. 90% of the coverage is negative. one of the clips i hope you will go back and walk that i think jim acosta also said with the interview he would love to go one on one with president trump. note to jim. he should stick to go one-on-one with me because president trump is way out of his league and i don't think he wants to take on the challenge. he is definitely not going to win. the media bias is out of control and he is a leader of the pack. >> sean: if he wants to be an opinion person, i'm a talk show host. sometimes i do straight news interviews and sometimes i give opinion. other times i moderate debate and sometimes i debate. it's all encompassing. but i tell everybody i'm a
conservative. we still do a lot, we break more stories in a week than they do in a year. they have been wrong so often. every day i watch this. i don't know how you do your job. there is not enough money on this earth to pay me to do what you do. it has gotten personal and abusive. have we gotten the point maybe they should submit questions in writing and hand back written answers? all they are trying to do is get a moment so they can show their audiences how tough they are and it's really show time for them. it's not about getting answers. >> i do my job because i love this country and i love getting to come to work every day and work for president trump who also loves this country. and wants to do good things. you can block out critic and focus on the people across the country that love the president and love what he is
going. we try to spend our energy focused on those comments and the people and the voices coming from outside of d.c. and outside of new york and outside of the talking heads. because those are the people that matter and they overwhelmingly support president trump and what he has done. it makes it easy to come to work every day. >> sean: look at this week. the president answering a question about the violent, violent gang known as ms-13. it was obvious. the media ran with it. and then they ended up almost all of them having to retract it. there is a lot of retracting they need to do. >> sarah: it's incredible. a lot of times you see the media automatically assume the worst out of the president. which is really sad because again, i think they are missing out on some of the most amazing things that are happening. he has had an incredible first year yaf. they are so focused so being negative and attacking and not just the president but everyone around him. that is a dissast to the --
that is a disservice to the country. he was talking about ms-13 when he referenced the animals and i'll say what i said yesterday. he could have gone further. these are some of the despicable people that walked the planet. the things they do and the active they engage in. animals is the nicest thing the president could have called them and i hope he will continue to call them out and put pressure on every law enforcement agency and official in this country to bring them down and protect people across all over the country. certainly he has done a great job doing that. >> sean: great job. i don't know how you do it every day. amazing. we appreciate you being with us. she is right. 14 states record low unemployment. record low unemployment for african-american, hispanics, women. kept his problem on jerusalem. the iranian deal and look at what is happening with little rocket man. touching the surface. we are not done. when we come back we talk more about the director of national
>> sean: all right. as we continue on "hannity" tonight, more reaction to james clapper's stunning admission. we have joining us from american conservative union chairman matt schlapp. by the way, she also serves on the president's media advisory board. radio tv talk host dr. gina loudon. good to see you both. dr. loudon, to me this is a simple, do we have a duel system of justice in this country? the clinton system versus everybody else? and are we going to spy and get fisa warrants on every
campaign? or send the f.b.i. informant without any warrant? >> you know, sean, as you pointed out many times on your show this is really more -- if all the crimes were happening, it wouldn't be such a big deal because the american people would know about it. if the media were reporting it fairly. i want to put this in perspective. imagine for a moment if during watergate for example the media had been covering up for the things that happened in watergate. that is not the case. in this particular instance the media is covering up for the criminals in this. and conspired against the american voter to undermine an entire election. we need to let that sink in as an american people. we need to fight it on every level. >> sean: matt, it's not only the fisa abuse. think about this. unverified, uncorroborated, clinton bought and paid for, national put together and christopher steele, russian lies and election. bad enough.
then the bulk of information, never verified, never tell the judges, four times she paid for it. now we have a spy in the trump campaign? okay, this is not the united states if this is allowed to stand. yeah. that is right. i think the worst part is that we have been covering this throughout the entire trump presidency. and really even during at the end of the campaign. there is still confusion about what our government did to try to undermine and influence the presidential election. you have got to repeat that yourself a couple of times and let it sink in. this is a constitutional crisis. i watched this interview with clapper on that show that i won't mention because i hate it so much. i also watched mark levin on your show. and i think mark has this exactly right. which is this is a constitutional crisis. i advise the president to do what ronald reagan did. he picked a tower commission. he picked three imminent experts in the field of foreign policy and they came up with solutions that the country needs to implement
immediately. >> sean: and dr. loudon, i can't imagine what the reaction would be if they spied on the hillary campaign and she actually was paying for russian lies. >> right. again, if they had done all of this, if anything in this were fair from the things that have taken place in a totally hypocritical manner by the left, by the powers that be, the government agencies. but then the media never reporting it after at least, sean and giving the federal agencies permission essentially to go ahead and to cover the whole thing up in hindsight. it's horrible. it is a constitutional crisis. >> sean: last word, matt. >> you know, the american people are getting the joke here. they know that there were abuses and the president's numbers are getting better and better because when the media picks on him, the american people are fair and they are coming to his side. >> sean: well said. both of you. good to see you both. when we come back, rush limbaugh weighs in on james clapper's incredibly stunning admission.
>> ♪ >> sean: yes, the number 1 radio host in the country rush limbaugh sounding off on the news that james clapper said it's a good thing if the fbi had a spy in the trump campaign. wow, take a listen. >> the fbi gains a lot of valuable information from informants. >> okay, i will tell you what, then, clapper. whoever you people run in 2020, we will put a spy. it will be a valuable thing. we will find out who is trying to rig the election for you. if the russians tampering with campaigns is a big deal, no, no, we were trying to find out what the russians were doing. you people have done more to damage the integrity of the american electoral process than
vladimir putin could do in his dreams. i am not am not >> shooting rampage in texas. >> 17-year-old walked into an art class. >> came out right here, had no idea. >> like sutherland springs, there were not those warning signs. >> the department of justice is run by one political party spying on the leading candidate, a nominee for the opposing party. >> acting secretary wilkie has