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you and praying for you both and are so glad you're doing well. that is the story tonight. tucker carlson is ready to go. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." like many of you, we've been watching with amazement and some real alarm as leaders of the democratic party day after day attack the country they say they want to govern. it is remarkable and it's a very new development, by the way. just a few years ago, even the most liberal democrats in congress felt obligated to say patriotic things about america. they may not have felt it but they said it, and that matters. now, it's routine to see democratic presidential candidates questioned the basic legitimacy of the united states. even supposed moderates like joe biden join in, and that should worry you.
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no country can survive being ruled by people who hate it. and we deserve better. for all of our country's flaws, this is still the best place in the world. most immigrants know that and that is why they come here. it's also why we've always been glad to have them here. but now, there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don't like this country at all. as we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our congress. in fact, the united states is the kindest most open-minded place on the planet. the u.s. has done more for other people and receive less in return than any nation in history by far. americans like to help. it makes us feel good. some of our deepest satisfaction as a country helps from helping panelists immigrants on our shores buying into our values and pride. we call it the american dream and nothing makes us prouder. it was in that spirit that a 1992, the united states will come 10-year-old ilhan omar and her family.
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she was born in somalia, one of the world's poorest countries that was ruled by a marxist dictatorship. when she was sick, she and her six siblings wound up in a refugee camp in kenya. they spent four years before america offered her family asylum here and they settled in minneapolis. her father grew up a taxi and then got a job at the post office working for the government. she grew up in the world's richest government with all the bounty that implies. she became a citizen of work at a university. a few years later, she was elected by voters who were proud to see an immigrant succeed in congress. now at the age of 36, she is now one of the most powerful women in the country. it's an amazing story. only in this country could it have happened. ilhan omar has a lot to be grateful for, but she isn't grateful. not at all. after everything america has done for omar and her family, she hates this country more than ever. in a recent beast for
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"the washington post," the purported put it this way, "in omar's version, america isn't the bighearted country that saved her from a brutal war in a bleak refugee camp. it wasn't a meritocracy that helped her attend congress were balder into congress. instead, it was a country that failed to live up to its founding ideals come a place had disappointed her and so many immigrants, refugees, and minorities like her." if anything, that is an understatement. omar isn't disappointed in america, she is enraged by it. virtually every public statement she makes accuses america of bigotry and racism. this is an immoral racism. she has undisguised contempt for the united states and its people. think about that for a minute. our country rescued ilhan omar from the single poorest place on earth. we didn't do it for the money, we did it because we are kind people.
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how did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her? she scolded us, called us names, showered us with contempt. it's infuriating. more than that, it is also ominous. the united states admits more immigrants more than any other country on earth, more than a million every year. democratic party demand we increase that by and admit far more. okay, americans like immigrants but immigrants have got to like us back. that's the key, it's essential. otherwise, the country falls apart. we made that point last night. we will continue to make that point because it's a true and it's important to say it out loud even if no one else is willing to. needless to say, the left went berserk. they hate it when you say the true thing. ilhan omar and her allies in congress immediately demanded that they show be pulled off the air. they didn't rebut what we said, any of our points, or even acknowledge them. they just try to silence us. that is how they operate. of course, they called us racist. on one level that is amusing given how absurd the charges. this show, more than any other
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show on television, has taken an aggressive position in favor of color-blind equality and against racism, particularly the casual racism of the modern left. we despise the current habit of judging people on the basis of their skin color. it's wrong. we see that virtual every night. racist? now, we are against racism adamantly. omar consistently puts her own race at the center of the conversation, but to us, it's irrelevant. i on her cle would buy the standard of identity politics seem to have everything in common with ilhan omar. she was born to somalia, moved to kenya and eventually came to this country. unlike omar, she loves and cares about the united states. she believes this country is superior than the country she came from. for saying that, the left despises her. she wants tweeted that all the deserves to be mutilated for her
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beliefs. two somali immigrants, one among the most impressive people in america. the other, among the least. it's not about race. but of course, omar and her friends already know that. nothing they say on the subject of race is sincere. it's all the hustle designed to get them what they want. omar has made a career of denouncing anyone and anything in her way as racist. that would include virtually all of her political and personal opponents. it includes even inanimate objects like the border wall, that's racist. so was the congress, so is the entire state of north dakota, she wants tweeted. omar may be from another country but she learned young that crying racism pays. the bigger question is, who taught her that? she didn't arrive from a kenyan refugee camp announcing people as bigots for a political campaign. she wasn't always a professional victim. that is learned behavior. importantly, she learned it here. in some ways, the real villain in the ilhan omar story isn't
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omar, it is a group of our fellow americans. our cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance mongers like ilhan omar. the left did that to her, and to us. blame them first. a physician and also the president of the american islam forum for democracy and author of the book "battle for the soul of islam." doctor, thank you for coming on. just to boil it right down, does a country, any country have a right and an interest in bringing in immigrants who love that country? >> absolutely, tucker. my family escaped fascism, tierney in syria, and america is a contract, it's an idea people who believe in liberal democracy. we not only have a right but a security interest in making sure that people not only come here want to escape where they are coming from but also reject
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autocracy, reject any type of oppressive ideology, theocracy, and when they embrace american ideas, we should have a right to vet them, so we should be excepting from any regime around the planet. we have an obligation to do that and that is the betting that my family went to end it is the vetting we should hold not only members of congress but any american that wants to come to this country. >> tucker: so we should be worried when the modern left inculcates in immigrants and anti-american worldview, shouldn't we? that is clearly what happened with ilhan omar. she didn't show up hating america. she was grateful to get here. most people are, especially from somalia. but she has wound up as a hater of america. somebody taught her that. should be we be worried that tt is happening? >> absolutely and this really hit home for me because i served in the navy and my parents told me this military, this country is a force for good.
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she tweeted and said our forces in somalia back in '93 -- which i served in a ship -- she said we were terrorists, killing thousands of somali citizens. that is the worldview she has, but she didn't come up with that herself. that is the islamist lobby, the left, the red green lobby that she is a part of globally, and the left gets in bed with the islamists because they want to tear down what america stands for globally and the power they have to advance liberty and democracy. i, as an american muslim, i take offense to the fact that they are gas lighting you into saying you are a racist. this is gas lighting. there is no reality behind it. the bottom line is, they don't want to have a conversation that we reject theocrat's, that we have a diversity of opinions. they're all just a bunch of ladies in he jabs , and not deal with the ideas in our hearts. >> tucker: i'm sure you will be denounced as a racist by the
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end of this segment, which is right now. thank you so much for coming on tonight, appreciate it. congresswoman omar is quick to describe all criticism of her as racism. she has done that quite a bit, but in fact there are serious reasons to wonder about her judgment and her confidence, competence. the evidence suggests that she is an extremist on virtually every topic. there was a time that she was angry that people seem to treat al qaeda with more hostility than they treat the united states. watch. >> when i was in college, i took a terrorism class. every time the professor said al qaeda, his shoulder sort of went up. al qaeda. and he don't say america with such intensity. you don't say england with intensity. you don't say the army with an intensity.
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>> tucker: al qaeda, no big deal. notice her nonchalance. it shouldn't be surprising after all her summary of 9/11 was "some people did something." >> sounded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. >> tucker: some people did something. she was called out for that beer to have a not that long ago. she said, that phrase was taken out of context and everyone who criticizes her is of course a racist. but this is a pattern, this easy-going attitude towards terrorism against the united states. in 2016, she bagged a federal judge to be lenient towards nine men accused of trying to join isis, the group that earns people to death. she says the real villain in the story is, you guessed it, america because america caused what she called systemic alienation in the terrorists and
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drove them towards violence. it's our fault, everything is. omar has called to abolish i.c.e. and create de facto open borders in this country. >> we need to abolish i.c.e. an end all inhumane deportation programs. we need to fight back against the criminalization of immigrants and those crossing the border. >> tucker: keep in mind as you watch these clips come of this is not just a member of congress, this is a hero. this is a living folk hero on the left. this is something lionized everyday by for example cnn. remarkable. in 2017, omar attacked u.s. troops and accuse them of "murdering thousands of somalis during the 1999 battle. they were attacked while trying to protect her homeland from warlords and then that was the time she launched an attack on what she said with a hostile
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religious force, set to oppose a free, theocracy on the people. what religion with a happy customer christianity, of course. speak of religious fundamentalists trying to manipulate state laws in order to impose their beliefn entire society. all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of american women. >> tucker: this is someone clearly with a long history of a responsible and unsupportable statements. in some cases, lunatic statements. but it's not just what she says, it's what she does. omar's past is also full of legal and ethical lapses. no one knows that better than the republican state representative from minnesota who has been following her career since the beginning and he joins us tonight. thank you very much for coming on tonight. >> thank you. >> tucker: how would you summarize congresswoman omar's
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ethical standards? >> tucker, it is really no surprise, the people of minnesota, it's really not a surprise. we have seen representative omar in action before. she is unapologetic, she is unethical, she is ungrateful, she is corrupt and she is mean. so we have seen that here. what she does each and every turn is simply call people racist. she calls republicans racist, she calls democrats racist, she even called the far left minneapolis ""star tribune"" editorial board racist. the editorial board of the "star tribune" where her huge fawning photo is adorned on their wall. she called them racist for asking her questions about these issues. >> tucker: of course she did, because it works and as long as we keep reporting that type of behavior she will persist in doing it. she doesn't believe a word she says, but this country keeps rewarding people like her who
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bully their opponents into submission to false claims of racism. she has often been criticized. unpack this for us quickly if you can. i know it's complex. but accused of gaming the immigration system. what is the truth about what she did, do you think? >> she has been involved in a sham marriage and she is working to cover that up. as a matter of fact, i noticed she was violating the laws, violating ethics and cheating people here in minnesota. i filed two complaints with the minnesota finance board. had she not been able to cover it up she wouldn't be in congress today. as a matter fact, if congress does their job she won't be in congress much longer. i filed the complaint and as a result of that complaint we learned that she has probable cause for two years of filing
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taxes with someone who was not her husband. she has probable cause for tax fraud and possibly tax evasion. we learned very true at that point that she was involved with two different men, one was her husband, who i believe was her brother, and the person who she filed the taxes with was the same gentleman who she has lived with since 2002 and is the father of her children. >> tucker: you were saying, and we are not confirming this, we can confirm -- but you are saying you believe that she married to someone who was her biological brother as part of an immigration scam customer that's what you're saying? >> yes, he moved here in 2009, he was here for two years, when they were in college, lived with her and the father of her children, and her children while they went to college. as soon as college was done, tucker, he went back to great britain and that was the scam right there. the question is -- what extra
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benefits did she get that she wasn't entitled to? she should be asked. the media hasn't been asking the tough questions. thank you for doing it, tucker. >> tucker: maybe they can wake up and do their job. thank you for that. before she was elected to congress, ilhan omar made sharp and frequent attacks on israel and even after joining, coming to washington she has called israel "an apartheid state." despite this, omar claimed she had no idea these remarks could upset anyone in this country. watch. >> you wrote israel has hypnotized the world, may a la weaken the people and see the evil doings of israel. that's commented a lot since then, trying to explain what you meant by that and i wonder just what your message is this morning as the first on our "game changer" series, to americans who find that deeply offensive? >> that is a really regrettable way of expressing that.
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i don't know how my comments would be offensive to jewish americans. >> tucker: broke rolled scene is a lawyer who has followed the ilhan omar saga from the very beginning and thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> tucker: her results on israel reveal something perhaps about what she believes about the world. what do you think those remarks tell us? >> first of all, this is a woman who called you a white supremacist. and the irony there is that if she wasn't a member of congress, she would be a member of the kkk. yes, she has commented on israel but she has built a career on attacking american jews. she has said that american jews control congress and that jews
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have dual loyalty. this has nothing to do with israel, they are direct attacks on american jews, a minority community in the united states. and she hides behind the fact that number one she is a muslim and a woman, as though that insulator from criticism and anyone who criticizes what she says is automatically islamophobic or racist and she also hides behind -- you know, i'm just criticizing israel. but if you had a problem with the chinese government, would you turn around to local chinese americans and discriminate against them? that is exactly what she is doing. she is using politics as an affirmative defense to bigoted discrimination against american jews. >> tucker: i wonder if her fellow democrats in the caucus and the house recognize this. they serve with her, do you think they noticed? are they bothered by it? >> yeah, well they definitely should be. this is the party that was
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unable to unequivocally condemn anti-semitism because they were pandering to her so much. but we have, i think, a crisis of consciousness right now. not only in the democratic party but in the left. most people in the left embrace the so-called movement that advocates for illegal commercial discrimination against israeli jews. my urbanization is assuming the national lawyers guild, one of the oldest lawyers guild in america, because they have a resolution and they have implemented that resolution and refused to do business with israeli jews. the rise of anti-semitism, not just in the democratic party but in the left is at the level of a national emergency. we have over half of all hate crimes target jewish americans, but you wouldn't know that from reading the media. when you have jewish children, for example, going to school
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with armed guards in this country in 2019, we have a major problem with the rise of anti-semitism here and ilhan omar is a small part of it and a symptom of it. the one she certainly is a visible symptom of it, i would say. thank you very much. appreciate that. we noted at the beginning of the show that ilhan omar is trying to take this show off the air. shut us up, silence us. we want to reassure you that it is not going to happen. why customer because we work at fox news and they've got our back and we are thankful for that. joe biden has long been too old, too male, too pale for the democratic nomination would apparently now he is also too rich. we will tell you how rich after the break. we will be right back.
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♪ >> tucker: for an awfully long time, joe biden was famous as a blue-collar guy. he was the poorest member of the united states senate. he wrote an amtrak to work every day from delaware. now like so many other american politicians, joe biden has cashed in now that he is gotteno the private sector. joe biden and his wife made $50 million in the last couple of years, mostly in folktales and speeches. some democrats are not happy for his success. before, he was too old to be president or had the wrong skin color. now he is too rich to be president. >> nobody is begrudging joe biden for his success but how does he juggling that while still positioning himself as the guy that can relate to
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middle-class voters? >> i think it is one of many issues he is going to have to continue to answer for. he is somebody with name recognition, a legacy, a lot of money. but when it comes down to it, his abilities as a candidate really don't match all the hype. >> tucker: okay, they are telling you rich people shouldn't be president. that is a position, maybe they are right, maybe they are wrong. but it's funny. it's a new opinion. nobody seemed to believe that during the 2016 democratic races. everyone was all in behind hillary clinton even though she and her husband bill made more than $150 million in 2015 for doing basically no work. then how about the obama's? they are still pretty popular. what he think they are doing these days customer save the world, making a better question work now, they are cashing in. a lot of people want michelle to run for president. they receive $65 million for a
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book advance in 2016 and they signed a deal with netflix to produce a special series. we don't know how much they are hitting paid but probably they are not working for free. no one seems to care about that at all. you know what is going on. the problem isn't that joe biden is too rich -- though he is kind of greedy, it looks like -- but that is not the problem. it's not a problem with his policies. he is extreme as the rest of the democratic candidates. the problem with joe biden's what looks like. let's be honest. speaking of rich people running for president, billionaire tom steyer has become the latest democrats to enter the race. he recently spent his vast fortune trying to impeach the president and fight global warming. at least one of those things didn't work. now he is ready to spend $100 million to run the country. does he have a shot? to find out, we are joined by the coolest head in the fox news staple, someone with deep analytical skills. >> did you need me 20 minutes ago? >> tucker: [laughs]
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we always need you. dana perino, host of "the daily briefing with dana." tom steyer, i am trying not to be mean, i'm not attacking him, i will wait for that. does he have a shot? >> i wouldn't sleep on him. at this point, i think what happened is he spent the last two weeks thinking about the first democratic debates and out of those 20 people, he didn't see anyone there who he thought could be president trump. he either has a strong ego or maybe he has sense. he doesn't think joe biden has what it takes to be president. he was maybe unhappy that they didn't try to push impeachment enough. and he is a kind of a one-trick pony. he is an impeachment guy, a climate guy, though there are some complications given how he actually made his money with cole, for example. but i do think he is going to
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spend a lot of money with political consultants. i think it will scramble the race a little bit. he's not going to make it on the debate stage but he has money. he doesn't really have another thing that is really important. if money is all it takes to be president than jeb bush would've been the nominee in 2016 for the republicans and hillary clinton would be president today. it's not money that makes a big difference, you have to have "it." and i don't think tom steyer has it. i don't think the people who know him like him very much. they say he is a really nice person, but i don't think the charisma -- and he has no name i.d. when president trump enter the name race in 2015, he had universal name i.d. this guy's going to have to spend a lot of money from scratch, but i think it is going to be full. >> tucker: he spent years and millions of dollars and running commercials of yourself demanding that your party impeach the president. and of course, they can if they wanted. they have control of the house.
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and they failed. they can't even get a party that hates trump to impeach trump. on what grounds are you running for president? >> it remains to be seen. he does think that impeachment and climate change of the two big things but here's the other thing, the green new deal has pretty much been adopted by all of the 2020 democratic candidates. tom steyer, before he was impeachment, he was all in on climate change and a green new deal would be perfect, right up his alley. but they have already adopted that. so what new are you bringing to the race? i do think that democrats somewhat try to give hillary clinton a hard time. remember the whole debate about the transcripts of her speeches at wall street. bernie sanders and his team were the ones who were really kind of pushing on that. i think they're going to do the same thing to joe biden by joe biden has spent 45 years in public service. i don't gretchen going out there and try to make money in the market. >> tucker: i just wonder, does the democratic party really need another socially progressive
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finance guy? just what america needs! more of them! they don't have enough power! speak of the answer is you always need more. you always need more. >> tucker: so many progressives finance guys. >> have this fantasy we will have this convention and we will all cooperate and it will be so amazing but i think this is going to narrow pretty quickly. in the national journal today, four people who are actually hurting themselves for their future political future as if they don't drop out soon. beto o'rourke, kirsten gillibrand, tim ryan and eric swalwell, of course. >> tucker: moulton, whatever. he's not going to get a chance. thank heavens. dana perino, it is so great to see you as always. thank you. >> by. >> tucker: a recent investigation on this program exposed a glaring security vulnerability at our air force which could have endangered the
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to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. >> tucker: last week, in an exclusive investigation for this program, hillary vaughn showed how the tsa allowed a major security loophole to exist at our nation's airports. every day across the country, food catering enter and leave airports without facing proper security screenings, an obvious problem and they could be exploited by terrorists. we are happy to report that our investigation apparently had an effect. hillary vaughn joins us tonight. hey, hillary. >> we just learned the tsa sent out an internal memo this week following our report exposing the food truck loophole, telling tsa inspectors, changes need to be made to the food drug screening process. last week, we gave you a trove of internal tsa documents that show catering trucks roll through our airport gates unchecked by tsa.
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instead, they form a security to airlines who pay private contractors and trust them to stop explosives from ending up airborne and catering cards. but our investigation turned out tsa internal audits that prove these private contractors repeatedly failed to follow protocol. in 2018, the tsa audited flying food catering company that serves planes at jfk airport. 95% of the airline security contractors failed to check the cargo correctly. speak at its security theater we are spending all this manpower and hours patting down children, elderly, veterans in wheelchairs, but the airport workers, who could be motivated by greed, can smuggle whatever he needs past security. >> in the new memo, the tsa recommend something new. that search is now a clue tsa employees and not just airline
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workers, and their paid contractors. two tsa whistle-blowers tell us that this is in direct response to the national security threat that we exposed. part of what they said includes a pullout that says, discussions of possible remedies and suggestions for changes to the security programs are related to catering and supplies. this tsa document says this, tsa inspectors around the country need to come up with changes to their catering security program. the tsa told us tonight they discover these issues as part of a special assessment, giving at this statement, saying in part "as which each special emphasis assessment, working group discusses potential enhancements to policies, security measures, training, and procedures as a result of the assessment findings." we obtained a special assessment and it shows food is not the only thing going unchecked on board. truckloads of ice, magazines, blankets were being delivered to the cabin of the aircraft without being searched or
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screened. tucker? >> tucker: that's shocking, that this has been going on all these years since 9/11. hillary, thank you so much for that report. appreciate it. we will bring you an update tonight from the dominican republic. a detroit native becomes the latest american to suffer a near death experience after traveling to the dr. that's not all. jonathan hunt has more on the story for us tonight. john? >> good evening, no one in the u.s. or the dominican republic appears to keep accurate records of deaths and illnesses among tourists in the dr, so it is impossible to know whether there is a real increase or just more reporting on these incidents. either way, the length es report involves a man from detroit who was vacationing in puerto plata. a.j. jones told "the detroit free press" he had a couple of drinks and ordered shrimp and fish from the local food shack.
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then after returning to the resort where he was staying, he started to feel sick. he spent the next five days laying in bed then flew to florida, where he has a home. at the day after arriving, he collapsed, recovered for a whil, then suddenly got stomach pains again i couldn't breathe. his wife took him to the hospital, where he said he spent four days in in the intensive care unit. at least nine americans have died in the dominican republic mysteriously this year. dr officials say that actually, a lower number than in some previous years, if that is any comfort. >> tucker: i don't know that it is, but it's interesting. jonathan hunt, thank you for that. we are not at friday yet but there is still time, little early this week for a dan bongino news explosion. our favorite favorite former new york city cop is making a special wednesday appearance to tell us the questions he wants congress to ask of robert mueller. the nature of a virus is to change. move. mutate.
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♪ >> tucker: officials in washington spent two years waiting for the mueller report. remember the anticipation question right now that it is out, most people in d.c. decided that while they hated trump passionately, they don't actually hate him enough to read 448 pages of text. that is just too hard. now, true believers have a cartoon version of the mueller report. for real. cnn was very excited about this. >> covers all of the major moments. if at the dinner where president trump requested loyalty from an fbi director james loyalty. the oval office screaming match where the president demanded more protection from his then attorney general jeff sessions, and yes, it does as well include his order to fire robert muelle
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robert mueller. >> tucker: it may seem odd to do a book review of the picture book but that is exactly what we are going to do tonight. dan bongino joins us. a former secret service agent, new york city cop and a frequent guest on the show. have you looked at these pictures? >> no, because i haven't wanted to lose neurons and about 20 iq points by reading this kind of imbecility. but i'm just wondering, when he tells attorney general dom began to test it 30 plus hours or what if they include the peter strzos his girlfriend over text, i don't think there is anything there. or here's another doozy, when peter strzok's girlfriend, the fbi lawyer told a congressional committee as mueller is appointed that this case could still be literally nothing! we've been spying on the presidential campaign, you appoint bob mueller, i wonder if this could be literally nothing is in the actual comic book. just checking with the writers. call me, text me, i would love
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to know. >> tucker: i suspect it's not. that might get in the way. >> if i am a betting man, you're right. >> tucker: i think that's right. so mueller is coming for the conference, he will be asked questions, what should he be asked? speak of the first question he has to be asked is what exactly did you find out that collusion was the biggest little goal hoax in american history. at my research some of the i was putting together for project, nf 2070 because that is when the inspector general exposes mueller's to the text about smelly walmart people and trump, so mueller must know there was something going on there. we must know when he found out and what he was doing for 600 days after he found out he was investigating the biggest hoax in american history. >> tucker: that is a solid question, i wonder if anyone will ask it.
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we can't let you leave yet. normally we meet on fridays but tonight, we've got a special midweek edition of the dan bongino news explosion. [laughs] top story this week, dan has something special for us. he is giving us the top questions he wants mueller to face. that is the first one. we've already got one. give us the next one you would ask. to speak of the next one is important, this is a good one. someone needs to ask bob mueller why it is that he left out all of this exculpatory evidence in this report? i love when the left -- by the way, i did read the report multiple times because i have to for my research project i'm doing here but what is fascinating as he leaves at all the information that indicates that the trump team is in fact innocent. i'll give you one easy example, these dreaded contacts between paul manafort in this guy constantine who has connections to russia and is made to sound all nefarious. by the time you're done reading you are like oh, my gosh, paul manafort is like agent x
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from the x-men or something. he sold us out. till you find out later what is not in the mueller report, constantine was a source for the obama state department for a long time before the end nobody brought up any of these issues. one more quick one, the attorney who shows up at trump tower for the evil trump tower meeting where they talk about russian adoption, the attorney who shows up was working for the team hired by mrs. clinton to gain research on trump. you are not going to find that anywhere in the mueller report, which is really the trump op-ed. that is what it is. the longest op-ed in american history. >> tucker: i thought that was vladimir putin's knees or something but no, dan bongino with the facts. thank you. that is a news explosion. >> thanks. >> tucker: good to see it. many in the left sat silently by or even approved as their party fought to destroy historic artwork. at one self-described pelosi democrat is standing against it
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♪ >> tucker: a remarkable development, the san francisco school board recently voted to destroy permanently more than a dozen historic miracles of george washington at the high schools. the artwork, they say, is offensive so it cannot be allowed to survive. what's interesting is that artists and art critics are typically liberal. you think they would be standing up in the face of this and saying you are not allowed to destroy art or burn books, by the way. but most of them have been utterly silent as this art faces total destruction. but not all of them. rocco is a broadway producer, a self-described pelosi liberal. he was chairman of the national endowment for the arts under president barack obama. he just wrote a letter to "the new york times" denouncing the move in san francisco. we are grateful to have them on
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the show tonight. thank you for coming on. >> good to be here, took her. it never occurred to me that i would be on this show. >> tucker: i love art, for whatever it's worth and i am bothered by the idea that because politicians don't like you come art can be destroyed. and you are, too, i think. i don't want to put words in your mouth. what he think he think? >> it is appalling. it is a very nasty story here in san francisco. it is more than about free speech and censorship, though it is about that, and it is not about a philistine is in, which is hostility for art and what art does and in this case, ignorance and illiteracy about the particular art in question. it's much worse. what we are talking about here is really vandalism. what is going on here is no different than the taliban and blowing up buddhas in afghanistan or isis destroying
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tombs in syria. this is really destruction of work of art. it's nothing else besides vandalism. >> tucker: i couldn't agree with that more and we called around the art institute of chicago, the met in new york, art critics trying to get somebody on the record saying don't do this. i'm a liberal, but don't do this. we couldn't find a single person other than you. why is nobody saying anything? >> i think they are proud. the feeling is you would be attacked as a racist or a white supremacist if you objected to this. there has been some liberal pushback. in "the new york times" ," prompted my letter to the times. there were some rather tepid statements in san francisco, very well-crafted, careful statements supporting the miracles themselves, although in
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one example, one of the guys says maybe we could just cover them up instead of destroy them. by the way, this is not about covering up the works of art, it is about the destruction. one woman said she will not be satisfied until the white paint goes on the murals. there is a very vindictive, hostile, nasty quality to all of this. >> tucker: apparently we will sit back and allow this to happen. it looks that way to me. once it does, what kind of president does that set? speak of the destruction of art is permanent. you can't get it back again. this is done in the name of presumably, protection of the students there who are traumatized or affected by it. the board of education does not say, we are philistine, we hate art. they say, we are protecting the emotional state of these students in the school. of course, by that line of reasoning, jewish students shouldn't read the diary of
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anne frank. you really have a situation here where people are deciding, taking it upon themselves to decide, the san francisco school of art has total autonomy in this case. they decide what art should be available to people and what should not be a by the way, this is public art. this was done by the w ea by communist painters who want to show that our general myth in america about george washington had been our whitewashed version of history appears to have washington with slaves, colonists walking over the dead bodies of native americans, et cetera. >> tucker: so they continue to misunderstand the purpose of the art? this tells you everything. i cannot overstate how grateful i am -- i just want to thank you for coming on the show. i'm sure you will take abuse for doing it so it is great of you and i appreciate that. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> tucker: of course.
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we are out of time tonight. we will be back tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. the sworn and sincere enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and especially groupthink, which is everywhere. sean hannity is live from new york. stay tuned. >> sean: the show that is loved by every congresswoman and man in washington, he tucker carlson show. >> tucker: amen! >> sean: buckle up, welcome to "hannity" ," new information abt the dirty dossiers author, christopher steele. we will also bring you some good news for lieutenant general michael flynn, and his battle against the witch hunt, which continues. first, we start with bob mueller. next wednesday, the captain of the witch hunt himself, well, he scheduled to appear before congress in his first and only public hearing. democrats on the intel and judiciary committees are demanding that mueller testify. according to our own, he is saying these very same democrats are now

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