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the administrative state and i don't thinkve s it's going to sp here, will , i'm afraid that they might try to indict trump with a rigged grandbe jury befoe the midterms. i think it'll be watching that . i appreciate you jumping on here at the end of the show.. i appreciate you watching me tonight. filling in for tucker carlson. going away. not obviously you'll have excellent coverage starting right now with sean hannity, keith olbermann and welcome to hannity. and tonight we start with a foxw newsit alert. eric trump will joinin us in a moment live. tas he was with his dad all day today. he'll give us an inside scoop first. a dark day for our republic, the department of justice, the rule of law, what looks to be potentially a shocking overreach. we'll find out innl time thaton will have serious ramifications potentiallys for many, many years to come. biden's politically charged have already chronicled all this. doj is now being i used as a weapon against biden's top political rival. that's the former president of l the united
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states of america, donald trump. earlier today, the fbibi raided the former president's t florida home, mar a lago, while he was in new york . according to president trump. the agents swarmeded his residence unannounced, breakingr into the home and even his personal safe. in a statement, the 40%ea president wrote , quote, my beautiful home is currently under siege, raidedut and occupied by a large group of fbi agents. he continued, nothing like this has ever happened to the president of the united states before after working and cooperating with the relevant government agencieswit this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary orat appropriate. it is prosecutorial misconduct. the weaponizationrial of the justice system and an attack by the radical left democrats who desperately do not want me to run for president in 2020 four, according to the new york times tonight who got the scoop first ? somehow the search was focused on documents d that the former president brought with him from the white house, includingpo
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potentially classified documents. sources are now telling foxtedo is that the raid was notot related in any way tot january six . but according to one source,bo the fbi was, quote, not being judicious about what they took during the search. just so we are clear , this raid is truly, completelys unprecedented and it can't imagine this would have ever happened to a democrat. this is where americans now beginns n. ask the question, do we have a dual justice system in america? is there equal justice under the law? do we have equal applications of our laws? remember, hillary clinton's house was never raided evenn she stored troves of classified material on a personalss server. she deleted thirty three thousand emails. remember, nobodyil ever heard of bleach bit before hillary clinton. and then there were hammersherd involved with with devices and sim cards that were missing. how about the dirty, unverifiable russian dossier that hillary clinton paid for being used to lie to a fisa l court to spy then presidential candidate later or president?
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what aboutut the highla rankingj officials that signed what was says at the top of the fisa warrant verified whatt they signed their name to,if something that was unverifiable and has now been completely debunked and claimed before judges that it was verified. . wasn'tt and then there is joe biden on tape, the real quid pro quoo braggingqu that he withheld the billion taxpayer dollars. you have six hoursta to fire ukrainian prosecutor who he turns out was investigating his son hunter, who is being paid millionsng of dollars with no experience at all whatsoever. on her lies on a gunr? application. what happened to hunter? nothing. what iff it was don jr.? what if it was eric trump on tape? you have, of course, hunter biden smoking crack and with. th i thinkos those things are illegal. what happened to him? nothing. weim had director wray before congress last week.y they have had hunter's laptop longer than anybody. what have they done with it? nothing. millions of dollars paid to
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hunter from ukraine. russia, a one pointli five billionon deal with the bak of china. one hundred thousand dollar shopping spree with a with a e chinese national. no experience, nothing happens. joe on tape bragging again a and again. i've nevergand, ever, ever discussed my son's foreign business dealings. well, we knoww of at least 14 occasions now and we have pictures in some cases with joe hunter. and guess what? hunter's farm business partnersn ,nothing happens to them. the bidens have never had their homes raided. they literally sold access tolys the highest levels of our government. the big guy was taking his 10% cut according to his own son's laptop. and yet president biden has never faced legal scrutiny. le it's not even clear that his son hunter, who has literallys recorded his crimes i in great w detail, will ever get charged with any crimeit. no right to his but if your last name is roger stone or iff your name is pault manafort, you've got a predawn raid guns drawn fbi swat team pointing guns in your face.
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a process crime and cnn cameras to boot. they just happen to be there at five thirty a.m. to film at all. if you're peter navarro, youer get put in handcuffssh and leg shackles and hauled away from an airport for a charge of s a misdemeanor. we sawaw the same heavy handed tactics with general flynn, carter page, paul manafort, raid, guns drawn and so many others. make no mistake, if you're associated with donald trump in any way, you better cross all your eyes and got all your t's because they're coming foror you with the full force of the federal government, they will break down your frontr door. p they will spyho on your text and your phone calls. with everynsrge you processed crime in the book. they'll throw you in leg chainsf and handcuffs and they'll stick guns in your face at five thirty in the morning just to sendnd a message.en why t does this ever happen toeq a democrat equalua justice under the law is a dead equal application of our laws. en is thatt dead?ed has i our department of justice been turned into a political weapon p?
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they can do this toha president trump, what do you think they can do to the restg of us ? we'll have full o breaking coverage all night long. herere now with more fox news legal analyst greg jarret. harvard law professor alan dershowitz pro is with us w great.if we'll start with you. if you look at the presidential records act, which is whatll we're told this is all i mean,e' i assume there'sla a chance that maybe classified documents were takenwe. t mar a lago, i understood from reports that there was a a process they were know they were going through. they said they were willing to give all those things back . but why didn't they just say, can we come over and take a look at what you haveer and make suree' that there's nol classified documents here? just like why didn't t they sayo 8:00eter navarrope, his attorne, have your client report at 8:00 a.m. at this location a, paul manafort or roger stone? why the big show? >> only when it's a conservative. because it's donald trump and this is the weaponization for political purposes by the fbi and the department of
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justice. you're right. sean. re whensi you identify the presidential records act of nineteen sixty eight seventy eight , which is far fromar a model of clarityit and in fact it's one of the more opaque laws you'll ever read one of the problems with it is that iti gives discretion and authoritybe to the incumbent president tont decide what constitutes presidential papers. he may identify, excludeos and dispose of presidential papers. and you point out the classified nature allegedly of some ofre the documents identified by the national archives that are nototl compett agency to recognize classified documents because the president is the ultimate authority in declassifying documents. he may doum so with a wave of hs hand without notification to the national archives. so i think what you're reallyan seeing here is an abuse of
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power by the fbi and absolutely both merrick garland,rn the attorney general and the fbieydi director , christopher, they would have so they would have to have signed>> off on ths . you would agree with that, correct? oh, absolutely. they i mean, look, no agent or t official at the fbi is going to undertake a raid of this magnitude on the formerth president of the united states without going to the individuals at the very top . that's garland and ray. all right.. let'sch talk about two other cases, professor dershowitz, and then i'll get your overall view on this particular raid that that went on earlier today. james comey was accused pretty much of something very similar, if you'll recall, if you remember the case of sandy berger, sandy berger went intowe the national archives, he literally shoved documents down into his on his in his backside into his socks and walked out with those documents. but then everybody inn the media, every democratedia, e was just sloppy, very sloppy
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as he shoved it down his pants, his sloppy. he didn't mean to take them with them and everybody bought that excuse. so thiss they're in brings up the double standard issue. >> what are your thoughts? well, definitely there is aef doublein standard. we've seen so many instances ofn allegedlyy classified material being a . the key point that everybody's missing here is that donaldha trump was not in marat lago. is so there was no reason not to issue a subpoena return bowl tomorrow so that there's no soclaim that trump could have destroyed anything. been aould have been subpoena, not a search warrant. if it a subpoena, not a searcht, warrant. if itt is a search warrant, it has to have a high level of cause demonstrating that the evidencece would have been destroyed. not only that, but under the law, if yo seize a safe, you don't go into the safe. you have to get a special warrant to get into the safe
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and you have to prove that the material in the locked safe would have been destroyed. so it seems to me that they have violated the rules of the justice department. they have gone after bothfo a former president and a futured candidate and they darn well better have a smoking gun proof, which i don't seend happening. and clearly there's been a doublecl standard here.ta butnd even if it was a single standard, it's not good. ar you know, you don't get a warrant unless a subpoena won't suffice in a democratic rule of law, country. you do it legitimately. you go toay the lawyer, you say by tomorrow, i want that safe delivered to the justice department. i want these documents turned over. and unless you can demonstrate that there was y t a very substantial chance they would have been maliciously destroyed, which wouldldlici hao been a serious, serious crime,ut i mean, that would be a serious crime. reen that's nixon. and there's no evidence that that happened here.
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it isn't. but you know how i guess what everybody's wondering, especially in light of what we went throughwent for three year greg, at some point, when do, you say the abuse of power, the corruption, the witch hunt, to quote a famous best selling book that this is focused on one man and one man only and a whole double standard existse and nobody else is ever held accountable for either the exact law, similar sets of circumstances. i know it was different with comey, but similar with hillary. the thirty three thousand emails, a dirty dossier, the fisa theie applications. sandyh t berger, you run through the list and nothing ever happens if if if you're not a conservative or a republican or a trump supporter. let's just take one of those examples. hillary clinton, her home iner chappaqua was never raided even though she maintained a private server there upon which shede
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downloaded classified top secret documents, thereby jeopardizing national security and violating the espionage, not once or ten times, but roughly 100 hundred timese counting the number ofnu classified documents that she essentially stole and as i say,, jeopardized national securityna to hacks.ks and we,, in fact have pretty solid evidence that her serveran was hacked and foreign agencies retrieved american top secret of hercu because actions. would she ever prosecuted? no. james comeyte stood in front of television cameras and he identified all the crimes shepp committed and then did a pirouette in the course of five seconds and said but no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. thousands of reasonable prosecutors would have loved toe have brought that case. and besidesbesi, james comey ist the prosecuting authority he
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usurped the power ofto the attorney general. that's justrn one example of the double standard that existsi with donald trump. re all right., going to go ahead, professor. i don't think you use searchon warrants and prosecutions to go afters political enemies. i've just written a whole book on that called the price principle where i go intool the whole issue ofe why you don't use partisan considerations to go after e political enemies. that's what happens in banana republics. that's what happens in third world countries. that's not supposed to happen c in the united states . itit was right not to go after hillary clinton because she wass a candidate for president. you need a much higher standard, but you can't applyly one standard to hillary clinton and another standard to donald trump that, well, impermissiblet would not have w been a politicl pursuit against hillary clinton. cal because it occurred during the obama administrationsh
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and the attorney general there. she should have been prosecuted then. all right. i'm going to leave it right. all right. thank both. governor ronda santos has now tweeted out the raid on mara- a lago is yet anotherlala escalation in the weaponizes auction of federal agencies against the regime's political opponents. hewhile people like hunter biden get treated with kid gloves, now the regime is getting another eighty seven thousand irs agents to wield against its adversaries banana republic-- writes, we have gop leader. well, we'll get to that in a second. kevin mccarthy has just tweeted out attorney general garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar. all right. joining us now live, he was with his father for most of the day, as i understand it today. eric trump is with us .as eric , you were with your dad as this was unfolding. as i was. in fact, i was the guy that got the call this morning and i called my father, let him know that it happened.
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soso i was involved in this all day. and , you know, welcome to politics in 2008, sean, my father never got so much as a speeding ticket in his life, you know, until he made one decisionat that's toa- go down the escalator. tomala, go and spend a lot of money and go and actually fight for this country for d the first time. and he didan a better jobyb thae anybody has ever done and they started coming after him. "the washington post", the day he won 2016, the day he won november eight . that night they wrote an article. this is when impeachment begins. he wasn't w president. ad he hadn't been elected for for five minutes at that point. heand they start this is whenim impeachment begins and then he's impeached the first time and then he was impeachedeas iit a second time and they slander and belittled him. you know, went after him. they went after all of us .y there's no family in american history that has taken more arrows in the back than t the trump family. time.single and you know what? it'sas gone on past politics. you look at the attorney generals, you t look at district attorneys all over the country. do is theynt to want to get donald trump. they raise moneyai on it. they send fundraising emails
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about s they brag on camera about it. they go after him,hi they subpoena him. i'm probably the most subpoenaed person in the history of the united states . day we get another subpoena and they do it forbe one reason because they don't want donald trump to run and win again in 2020 four. and sean, that's what this is about today, to have thirty fbi agents faucit more than that descend on marar a lago give absolutely-a no n notice, go through the gate, o start ransacks in office ransacking a closet. you know they broke into a safe . he didn't even have anything in the safe. i mean, give me a breaka and this coming from whatrc the national archives yet hunter biden, he's firearms, crimes, ,illegal drugs. you know, shady deals with everybody around the world. and by the way, t it's all on hs laptop for the whole world town see in his own writing, in hiswn own words, corroborated by everybody where these fbi agents, where where is everybody? why is it the arabs only fly
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donald trump and his family? why is this a politicalio persecutionn only goes one way in this country? let's talk a little bit about what you were being told. what was f the purpose for this raid? sean? the purpose of the raid fromid what they said was because f the national archives wanted to corroborate whether or not, donald trump had any documents in his possession. and my fatherssr worked so collaboratively with them for a month. ac fact, the lawyer that's working on this wasas totally shocked because i had such an amazing relationship with these peoplelala and all of a sudden i no notice they sent twenty cars and 30 agents. sean, i meange, this is just more political persecution of donald trump. they keep j. let me let me go sailing in every single place because i'm assuming. al all right, so your father a is packing. he's leaving the white housend. i don't know. i'm guessing that your dadba probably didn't pack a single box. i'm just guessing you wouldr know better thanth i you can tel
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me if he did or if he didn't. all these boxes, all this all your personal items get brought down to mara lago. there's a question about whether there might be classified information that had been written about a long a time ago. let's walk through the process . so mar a lago, the people that work for your dad were working w with the national archives toor go through the material to make sure if there was anythingak mistakenly takenen that it was going to be returned and you were working, collaborating, collaborating early on that is that correct? so when the president moves toel the white house, you effectively, you know, . athours to move outy the white house is effectively inauguration time where one president gets moved up w and one president gets movedho in. right. that's how the whole system works is asysterk y better than anybody. my father always kept clippings ,pressne clippings. he would have, you know, newspaper articles, pictures, le notes from us . when my mom passed away a couple of weeks ago, he still had all the notes, you know, over the years had been saved all the notes that she had ever
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written him. i mean, it'sav a beautiful thin. my father saveses clippings and things that he had.ed he had boxes. a all right, when he moved out of the white house. he's very clever.g, - if you want to search for anything, if you think anything know, come right ahead. i mean, it was it was an open. door policy and all of a suddenr thirty agents descend upon mar-a shawn. this didn't come from the local fbi field office. and in palmn beach, florida, yoa know who this came from?ce this came from one place and one building and thatng is the white house in washington, d.c. they want tot attack a guy who they view is his greatest threat is biden's greatest threat. xa and that's exactly what donald trump is because you know what? he had annat incredibly strongan country. people realize he was an effective president. and you see bidenve right now,ed i mean, btaiwan is getting circled by military planesht literally as we sit here and speak right now, you've got, you know, russia, ukraine, disaster. total you've got everything that's happening in iran, which is anig disaster. you've got inflation, you've got gas prices. all the things you talk aboutl all right. we're not respected by anybody
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around the world. , you dnomy is garbage know, and they worry thaton donald trump will come back in and win this very easily. they also worry about the twenty, twenty two midterms ,which is the only reason they're doing the sham. january six panel that does not have a single republican on it.d i mean, o other than liz cheneyr who's about to lose her race by twenty five points. right. it's's more political persecutin of donald trump. on they can't stand that americans love him. i mean,me evenrilo as i watch cl right now, they keep on showing me beautiful clips of people, of you know, waving p trump flagser outside of mar a lago, hison supporters. when has that ever happened ints a political movement in the united states before? you know, you think back to thet russia hopes of russia,ch whichs on the conspiracy theory, itpi k went on for three long years. eric , you know, i covered it every single night and we endedc up being vindicated on every single solitary thing that wasen reported on this show with our full ensemble cast. you know,w, ari fleischer tweetd out, all i can say is the fbi better have a slam dunk
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criminal case. otherwise tonk c be the administration and the doj haveo crossed a line of no return. what could they possibly think existed inside of mar a lago ins a box that was taken fromus the white house that that was so damaging that the fbi director and the attorney general of the united states would wouldou have to rad a of the president's residence and grab everything out off there because that doesn't make sense. what what what could what secret document could possiblyby rise to that level? >> rise to that level? i don't know. they'llw, probablypr findob a ne from me telling him how proud i am of him and what a great job he was doing as president. they might t find some pictures of my kids, maybe some nice, you know, headlines, maybe. 's nice to know from you, sean. it's insane. how many times can you cry wolf ? i mean, the fbi dragged this whole country through for three years based on lies and deceit. and dirty dossiers and buysra warrant and everything else.
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right. and everything proved to be incorrect, fraudulentt, made up an absolute sham. they dragged this country. through and here they are again raiding the guy's house. i mean, whenin do you give up? when do you think enough's enough? when you give a human being, you know, who fought ahard so hd for this country, when you give them the benefit of d the doubt, it's got to stop. w sean, i mean, this is mean. we do have banana republic stufff. 00 all0 right. so hillary clinton deletes the thirty three thousand emails. s up with the dirty russian dossier that dossiers disseminated. d to the press,re the media mob of the willing accomplices. they disseminate falsesemi information in the lead up to the twenty sixteen election. nothing happens to her. nothing happens to the media. they don't evenn apologize to correct the record at any particular point. then of course,rt that information unverified is used to spy on carter pageis u and backdoor into the trump campaign transition team and presidency. nobody gets held accountable for that. if youou or your brother
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don junior, god forbid you lied on a gunun application. ig you'dht be on this program tonight. you'd be serving time in jailpr oroc have processed crimes. peter navarro was being charged with a misdemeanor. that usually y meansou you call the lawyer and say have your client report at this time at this placece or we will secut a warrant for that person'sre arrest. same with process crime with manafort or same withthh roger stone. i mean, these were these are not violent criminals that deserve predawn raids with guns in their face and then of course, tipped off cnn cameras.m and america tonight is asking, do we have equal justice, an application of our laws in this country? because after the wayre they treated, we go farther with the russian hoax after again, they better have a good reason for this. and here's another thing with a lawyers allowed to follow the fbi through mared a lago today as they were looking everywhere, did anyone watch? no.
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the answer is lawyers weren't allowed. they weren't allowed to be anywhere within sight. it'sig horrible. that's got to be a violation right there. they weren't allowed to be anywhere in sight. k to, ing back to hillary there's a whole lot of other things. how about the benghazi scandal? how about the clinton foundation? i mean, how many shady oligarchs from russia were contributing to that look about how about uranium one ? you want to talk about scandals that were never investigated, never vetted? you know, it's the rules for the and not for me. right. that's the old you know, it'sce this has been happening since day one . they cannot stand that guy named donald trump, who istr a real estate developer who built tremendous wealth and fame, , was able to go into a political system to us and take out a person like hillaryhe clinton and beat them at their own game. ir ownand then go into washingt, d.c. and do a phenomenal job and not play by the n rules and end up becoming one of the best presidents this country has ever had. putand they put in one of their own and the guy turns out to be an absolute flop. he does a terrible, terrible job and the country is going too under his leadership. su
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and then now all of a sudden they realize that his son's in trouble and he's in trouble and their political party is in trouble and that donald trump is poised if he wanted it, ift he decided to hop back on that stage and wanted it, they know he's poised to win. ha and guess what?t?ea that threatens them.ey that threatens who they arell and they will do anything they can too take him out, to take me out, to take don out, to take a walk out, to taket our family out. they do ite da every single day. they do it at a state level. they do l it federal level. the fbi does it.e they subpoenas, they make our livesou on every single dae because they are threatened t by donald j. trump. h i and honestly, i hope and i'mfi saying this for the first time ,i hope he goes out and beat these guys again because honestly, this country can't survive this nonsense. it can'tth this is not who we are . this is who venezuela is .an sean, thisan is banana republic. antics, having a home of the forty fifth president of the united states raided by fbi agents, safes broken open. this is not who we are as a democracy. imagine if that happened to
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barack obama. the world wouldorld be in an upr . well, eric trump, i don't i think ari fleischer's right. v ifer you watch what they've done over the years, they don't get the benefit ofdoub doubt t anymore because they lied and they tried tor take your father out for three years and they used a dirty hillary dossier to do it. they spied on him illegally.ll nobodyy, was held accountable. she wasn't held accountable. acno raid on hunter's house. they had the laptop longer thann anybodyge. director , i don'tkn know anything about the laptop and we certainly haveo a politicized department of justice, there's no doubt about it. th beingre, thank you for d with us tonight. we appreciate it. all right. we're r r going we'll get reactn from newtt gingrich in justso a minute here with other reaction and some breaking news on this front.. just the founder and ceo editor in chief john solomon is with us . john , i think you have a theory, an idea as to whyat this might have happened. now, what i?
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yeah, i mean, i've been doing r reporting for the last couple-- hours. this is what we've got. first off, t there are three significant does involve an allegation from the national archives of looking for classified ana information that the president took from him. is an extraordinary from the way the fbi allegatio handled identical allegations in the summer of 2015. e i broke the story back in 2015 at the washington times when the fbi had similar allegations about hillary clinton. they allowed david kendall, hillary clinton's lawyer, to take the thumb drive ofve the classified emails and put it inff a safe in his office.ed he t confirmed that on the recod comin back in 2015, an entirely different treatment forr identical circumstances. secondly, a lot of cir people i talked to, including people in the fbi, are really dubious. why a grand jury subpoena wasn't delivered instead of doing the raid. i thinkd. alan dershowitz coverd that perfectly. third, thiss i is very important for people to understand. this comes less than a weekft afterer the judicial watch filed a lawsuit against the fbi sayingagai those declassified
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documents that president trump has ofs the national archives that the fbi has that have never been released. soun they were ordered releasede tom fitton sued them today. they announced that they sued to free those documents off.. all of those things areck the backdrop. ng here's the final piece. the washington field office is the office of the agents came from to do this raid today . thatat is the same office that one week ago today, exactly one week ago today. senator chuck grassley divulged there are whistleblowers saying that specific office and its assistant special agent in charge engaged in political tampering and investigations, in fact openededing ons. one investigatn against donald trump without a part of it, tried toho close down one investigation against hunter by the fbi, remove the official the agent inha charge without interrupting you . i think it's important that we get an answer to this. what is the normal practice? send washington field office agents when you have miamimi ffield office agents which are much closer to mar a lago, it
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can be normal in this respect that the russia field office may have more evidence about the case, may know c more what they're looking, but cantarg do a more targeted. song that's not necessarily the things the fact that the investigation originated with an office thatic is currently dealing with political tamperingst allegations. and it's very important. when chris wray was asked aboutd this h, he said he found what hs office did was very deeply troubling. not troubling enough to stop the agents from raiding the president today. but thisod is about the whistle blowing and the less well connected to the whistleblowerta charles grassley was talking about last week. that's right. that's's. those allegations that chris wray was reacting to. he called those allegations very troubling. heg removed the assistant special agent in charge ofre the washington field office and here they are in the field in action against the presidente . one of the peoplebl the whistleblowers said was inappropriatelyowat targeted. the difference between hillary clinton and trump that was and the fact that theseio whistleblower allegations hover over the fbi at this momentnshet
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deeply, deeply troubling too most of the people i talked to today, includinght, career fbi agents. do you have any specific belief what you think they might be looking for? because this is itbe doesn't if we're talking about archives or classified material that either purposefully, which i would doubt tly, or inadvertently wee brought tomorrow. largo, it sounds to me like the type of thing you send the archivist down, they go ththrough the boxes of stuff you have and see if in fact thereav is anything classified that shouldn't have been packed. doesn't thatee seem like the logical way because nobody seemed to care when whendy sandy berger went intoo the national archives and started shoving dockett, we believe related to 9/11 down his and on his backside and in his socks and walked out of the national archives and everybody in the liberal media started saying he was just sloppy when hewa put it in his next to hise private parts and it was sloppy . well, the associated press,
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when i broke the story listen, f there's another factor here.en the president is his ownt ultimate classifying authority without knowing what the president might have been declassifiedht that the fbi doesn't know about. they raided his home allth the optics are bad ine this, all of the procedural things. and i think alan dershowitz, a professor, was 100%, right. if they don't have a smoking under it that the president was about to destroy documents, this raid is going tots be laughed off in next when republicans get control, we're going to findnt just how political the fbi was on this. oh, i think i we'll find out before then. t i think we'll know by november for sure. the american people deserve to know, john solomon, as always, thank you. all right. take a look at your screen. we just got this in video of the raid this morning on mar a lago. you can see it right there. cars coming inng i looks like dk at night again early in. the morning. but that's the only footage we have as of now. here with more reaction is fox newsut contributor, formerou speaker of the house newt gingrich. i think you remember the sandy arberger incident.
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he nat went into the national archives and came out with those documents in hisoc pants and his socks and anywhere he can stick them . look, there's clearly a double standard. but i think what's even more troubling and whatever american, whether you're democrat or republican , doesn't matter liberal or conservative, it doesn't matter if 30 fbi agents can take over the house of a former presidentt of the united states and probable candidate for president. what can they do to you? and whens you look at the democrats who are trying to add 80, 5000 irs agents to the already existing seventy seven thousand now i mean, one hundred and sixty two thousand irs agents compared, for example, tog twenty nine thousand people that we have on the border trying to control the border. t but the purpose of a simple they want to control you, these raids, that kind of thing you talked about earlierer with taking peopleak off an
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airplane in chains, having people a guy standing outside a 3:00 in the morning in hispa pajamas, these thingsja were all designed to intimidate if this government can get away with third world tactics worthyd of venezuela or the east german stasi or zimbabwe under mugabe, if that's the future, then the constitution as a working document has ceased to and i think part of the answer has toet be to say to everybody who's going to get very upset, find go beat them at the pollsem in november, the answer to us is get a house republican house, a republican senate hou and let's ripup the corruption not just inti the fbi but across the whole system. let's rip the corruption out. but tor tel i have to tell you, i couldn't believe it when i first heard today that 30 fbie agents had invaded mar a lago when it was totallyry unnecessary. clearly an effortde
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designed, i think, partly tosi goad president trump in the hopes that he will do something that will further validate the left's fantasy about the kind of guy he is . the fact is he did nothing wrong. he's cooperated and for his trouble and you just heards, eric say this t, the trump famiy has been persecuted more than any presidential family in history. and i just want to paint if they can do this to a former and potentiallynt future president, what can they do toyo you orur your cousin or your friends or your neighbors? it's a very scary step towards a police state eliminating the constitution as a real document. when you add up, for example, the treatment of peter navarro in his case, we're talking a misdemeanor. mr. speaker, you've been aroundg washington for a long enough timetoime,. somebody commits a misdemeanor to have a lawyer. the lawyer contacted have your client report at this time at this place, you don't you
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don't make a scene in an airport to humiliate the individual for a misdemeanor. the same for a processed crime in the case of manafort or roger stone, certainly a message was sentom here. but here's where the doublee standard comes in. this is why hunter h biden is important. this is why hillary clinton'sry thirty three thousand c email deletions are important. dossiershy the dirty are important. this is why lying on fisa are important. i if i ever lied to a judge, i think i'd be taken out in handcuffs and shackles to this t is why would sandy berger did is important. now america has a right to ask, okay, why did you do this? c becausean i can't conceive of what would warrant the attorney general of the united states and the fbi sta directoro allow and approve this action. can i think of what they might have in the past? let me john sean, let me let me let you in on a dirty secret.
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everybody keepsps trying toin understand these peopleg as tha are reasonable. thisis is this i is the first bg government socialist machine att a national level we've ever seen. we saw tammany hall in new york . we saw mayororaw daley in chica. you know, weg saw huey long inin louisiana. m this is a machine. this machine is going to die ify donald trump wins and they know they're going to die because they have to survive off corruption and they have to survive off people doling out money like crazy. and so they'rere fighting for their lives. so they ask the question, whyit do they do this?'s i think it's like asking why is a lion eat a zebra?e these people get up every morning terrified. they know they're at war with the american people. they know that overwhelmingly the american people disagree with them. and ifhe they can't find some wu to intimidate us to to force us on defense, to tell us to shut up and that's why they go out and they deliberately iberhumiliates somebody becauses know what that does?
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that sends a signal to six or t eight or ten thousand people. youum want to be humiliated. can i have friends now? h avwho tell me serious senior professionals that are frankly frightened, they don't want to stand up and say they're for because they're afraid of what's going toco happen. either they're big corporations going to fire them or if they're apart, lawyer their law firm mayay kick them k out or t they may be visited one morning by the fbi or by the irs. remember, we had a whole irs scandal under obama when s they were targeting specific pepeople. do not underestimate how deliberately these people are committed to doingit whatever it takes, including destroying the constitution in order to retain powerti. and that's going to be a major issue between now and the election. this fall. mrmr speaker, i'm hearing you echo comments of mark levin w made that we live in a post constitutional america. sounds like you agree with them . well, i think we're well,
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i think we're on a balance. i think if the republicans winl this fall and reassert the constitution, whichg is going to mean, frankly, firing an amazing number of corrupt people, then the constitution will survive. but ifurvi the left manages to survive and manages to stay in power, i think mark levin's right. we're entering a basically , zimbabwe and east inman style banana republic which the law doesn't matter. what matters is power. whatat matters is favoritism. what matters is whetherg your team is paying off o the right people. and that was very sickth and tragic. end of the american dream, don't you believe, at't y thisbi moment that the fbi director , ray and that merrick garland,he the attorney general, owed to the american people to explainut why they authorized the rating of a former president's house? so we deserve some explanation. i know . no, no. i think what i thinknk the american people resigning
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i don't want i don'td need to be told by two liars the latest lie, the fact is theyho authorized something that is clearly outside the bounds of the americanse th system. they authorized something which has never, ever happenedpene in american history. and the idea thatce they innocently oh, we didn't realize there would be 30 fbi r agents. we didn't realize that it wouldt halook bad. we really feel sorry. i'm sick off it, john . these people are bad peopleth doing bad things. and it's time we said that and we meant it and we went out and won the election again. ti think we ought to focus all of our energy on defeating the people who defend destroying the constitution. well said. mr. speaker, always great to have you. thank you. all right. we go now to w on washington for the very latest. what we're hearing from the doj tonight, mike emanuel, what is their explanation for raiding the home off the formern president of the united states and who signed off on itd ? veryng few details, sean.
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good evening to you.e a white house official telling fox news the the white house did not have notice of this raid and referred us to the justice department for any additional information. sources familiar tell fox news this fbi raid of former president trump's palm beach home isreal made it to the taking of potential classified information from the white housefr upon leavingti office. the national archives says there weres the 15 boxes thatto contained what it believed to be presidential records, notingv they must be properly preserved. a source familiar tells fox fbi agents went tomorrow long ago,fi looking in every singlece office and have documents and boxes without reviewing them. they're on property. a source says the fbi agents brought a safecracker to get to what's described as a relatively new safe. and and according to that source, nothing was in it. the source telling fox news they took boxes and documents to review once they left marar a lago. and we're told they were notfo being judicious about what they took, fox has learned. the raid took place early this morning and former president
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trump was actually at trump tower in new york city. you're seeingg a picture of him there. the former president announced the raid this evening callingsis his dark timeses for our nation as his home was being raided and quote, occupied by a large group of fbi agents. sean. is there any explanation as to why they didn't just try to cooperate t or get the president and his staff to cooperate and go through the boxes in a partnership and case maybe something inadvertently that was classified was put in thosew those boxes? because i doubt -- i bet a lot of money boxes? because i doubt i'd bet a loton of money that donald trump didal not pack his own boxes. mike emanuel very scarce to tell. an interesting point you are making there. what we know is there thinking that some documents were made at marar a lago, but there are o indications that there was any kind of cooperation or outreach by the fbi to officials connected to the former president. and so we know the raid happened today. the former president was in
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new york city. , went back tomorrow, largos our understanding and we will see where the facts lead us . all mike emanuel, my sourcesli telling me and trump confirming tonightto that in fact they were working to if there were any classified documents too get them to its proper place. all right. now, former president trump was at his homeor in new york city with his son eric earlier todayi when he learned of the raid. he released a statement he was later seen leaving trump tower. sources says he's headed to florida boxes on lower inglisin outside of trump tower with thel veryth latest there. laura sonya, as the fbi agentsas were raiding mar a lago, we learned that the former president was here outside inside trump tower. are outside now where of course, things are relatively quiet. m and you mentioned those pictures of him exiting today that we got fromng t fox newsth digital. that is theat glimpse of a fews fleeting images that we have of the 40 foot president leaving the high-rise and getting into
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an awaiting vehicle. we have also heard that he h may have been going to bedminster. we're not sure a source familiar with the raid telling fox news that fbi agents, as you mentioned, went too mar a lago and looked in every single office safe and grabbed documents and boxeswi without going through them on the property that sourcing agents 70%0% sou boxes and docu. now, what happened here? we don't know if there will be any further activity here in new york . that is the question as we continue to monitor the situation. you've been talking with mike , who has a lot of that information. we're keeping our ears to the ground here outsideid trumpn tower and here in new york city john . all right, laura , outsideht as our new york city tonight. thank you.he all right. herere with more reaction to the breaking news tonight, former arkansas governor mike huckabee outnumbered co-host kayleigh mcenany. kelly , you were thereeigh at the time a, i would imagine, whn a president's soon to be formera president leaving the white house. and it's probably chaotic that at anyg n to witness point donald trump himself packing any boxes. o,
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no, i didn't i wasn't involvedtr in that process, as eric trump noted. and he would wou have more insi' to mes on i was, a quick process. it's a quick turnover. as he noted, about six hours shifting in and out. i never witnessed the president packing boxes. i will say this on what,or eight dark, dark day foro justice, which is supposed to be blind but looks overtly political here. you know, the presidential records act, as jonathan turley noted, is not used criminally. we haven't seen this. but look back in time with the fbi and the doj d did, let's say , a foreign aafort agent registration act wasct only used seven times in 50 years until 08. paul manafortt,, former donald . trump campaign manager, comes along and his associate a robert gates. then it's used ay. aggressively the logan act. i talk about this all the time from the podium about michael flynn.
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this was a never before used act, never used to successfully prosecute anyone but used as any pretexton by the fbi to come int and entrap michael flynn right there in the west wing, right near where my office was several years later. this is very scary.y there is a trend never beforese used statutes used in a fashion to go after who political enemies? donald trump, nationalmi securiu advisor donald trump's campaign manager and then the president, former president of the unitedn, states himself. wow. . us say banana republic i thinke it's an understatement because it really feels like we are there and beyondre. go it seems like that to me. governor , i want to get your p take on this to putri through the prism of this. inin 2016 we had hillary's dirty dossier. s, we know it was all full of lies. it's been totally debunked. that led to four fisa warrants that ruined carter page's life . ititca was a backdoor to spy on the trump campaign in the trump presidency. the media ran with it. s they atepi it up.ed
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they spit it out. th they lied repeatedly. that went on for three years. fast forward to 2020 weekshe before the election. you have e h one hundred biden's laptopp,, which turned out to be the laptop from and very, very real. the media, the democrats, everybody in unison said mostso likely russian disinformation it was anything but all of it was true. all of it confirmed. as a matter of fact, director rays had it longer than anybody else and still seems to doo nothing with it. and we know there are a lot ofba things on there that probably would put you in jail, in jaile and be in jail. you for a pretty long period of time. at the the bigok picture and you stand back or you look at a bird's eye view, i i see a system of justice thatt has been corrupted, politicizedm . we'rein criminalizingli political differences and it seems to be happening it with e regularity than ever before. and i don't know d what the political outcome would t be . i would thinkpr this probably motivates people that are sick of this abuse of power and this corruption to get out to
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the polls in november. to show first of all, let's be real clear in 2016, we may have thought that this was just a handful of some roguee fbi, doj people. what we now know is this is a i systemic, methodic, highlysh orchestrated attempt to shut half the country completely out. butmpwh more importantly, whatas has to do two things. number one , galvanize and gear up every conservative and even fair minded liberals who don't think that this is the kind of system that americaem is about and change congress in november. that's the first thing. the second thing i hope that shortly right around christmas , donald trump afterdo these midterms and we take the house and senate, he announces he will run for p presidentre and we rally aroundr him and we just simply say hean is the candidate, he will be reelected because he's the only candidate who will have to take on this
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incredibly corrupt machine. and it's time that we just gears up, put ourselves on the sidelines and plan on seeing a congress in january ofhis this next year. and donald trump sworn in in january of twenty five for his second term. and let's get this country back to where people can believe in it right now. half of us , if not more than half, just don't believe in justice. do you think any reason at all whatsoever? their argument is they think that might have been classified information that went to bar largo that shouldn't have gone to mar a lagoag. de why didn't they just go ask the president? can we look through the boxes? why did it have to come to this governor ? well, i think it's most clear alan dershowitz is brilliant tonight. and what makes him so brilliantm is that he's not a trumps supporter, but he's a supportera of the constitution and he's
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fair minded and he has a real keen sense of justice and he recognizes that what should have happened was a call toen the trump team and say, look, here's what we need to find outd . and theyow would a have said, o, let's let's have a sit down and we'll make this work. this is all about the theater of trying to create the illusion that there's something criminal with donald trump, the criminality is in the department of justice, in the fbi. i believe noy less than trump's reelection and the taking of congress by the gop. i amo saying this country i am wi betting they will have a flimsy argument by tomorrow and they're probably trying to craft a justificationetr t for t they did today, which is unprecedented. governor , thank you. and kelly, of course, thank you as well. we really appreciate your time . but these are unprecedentedti times here with more reaction, foxmeh mo contributor jason cha, al-sheik founder travis is withh us . jason , let's get your take. you know a lot about benghazi
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and hillary clinton and her shenanigans. and i don't remember a raid herr eron her home. no, look, there were classified documents that were inn the possession of hillary clinton. hill them innghe havee a non classified setting, she destroyed them in the irs case. i issued a subpoena trying tohe get the documents that surrounding the lois lerner case. and guess what? the irs nevere looked at them.h that was the conclusion of the inspector general. and then ge even though they wereas under subpoena, they were destroyed. nobody was prosecuted, let alone a raid on the house of o john koskinen. the irs commissioner, ory hillary rodham clinton. they never did anyer of that. o they barely lifted a finger. so i think one of the key questions is were they under subpoena? but i got to tell you, my experience with donald trump is open and transparent as anybody that we ever interacted t with . remember, at the very beginning of the trump presidency, he met with then prime minister abe. and there was all this hubbub, lulu, aboutut, oh, classified
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information in an open setting. you know what they were looking at presidentnt obama or the prie minister, abe's father playing golf. it was nothingol about nothing.d and one o other point, sean.n. they issued immunity agreements that the department of justice for hillary clinton's senior team, cheryl mills, the chief of staffch, her attorney, the i.t. specialist with no no provision that required them to cooperate with the government. d that's how the department of justice treated hillary clinton. they were handing out immunityey agreements with no cooperation and here they go. and they do this g to a former president of the united states . it is disgusting. it should not standg,. f and i'm just so ashamed of my country that this departmentg of justice and somebody inot the fbi has got to stand up and expose what's goingth on there because until wee actually hear from the whistleblowers who are probably watching this program, they need to take a stand. quit your job.y you'll get hired by somebodydy else and tell the american people the trutham. rd well, that was something that
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we heard from charles grassley. let'sey you get your take on th. can you think of any possible reason, justification for this raid today that they willat give us? i because we're being told that it's all related to classified documents that the president may or may nototy no have had ar a lago show on this is unprecedented. no, i can't. you've got the video that you've been playing showing this was a pre dawn raid. this one was not yet up. former president trump's house, they have 30 fbi agents effectively storming the gates . hear a lago the only thing i can break downl here and i'm putting my legal hat on to analyzeegn, they're going to charge donald trump with a crime. i don't think you can overlook what's going on here now. what is that crime h? are theyg that's what many people are asking. what are they going to try to manufacture bring to bear herect ? remember, in order to get this search warrant, they had toy find probable h cause.on a judge, magistrate, someone out there did maybe it was
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based like much of the russia investigation was on flawed warrants, but they had to believe there was reasonable and particular evidenceer that they were searching for. and christopher wray aty the fbi and merrick garland, the attorney general, all had to sign gn on this. ha now, the big question that i think is out there t, what are they going to potentially try to charge trump with ? and john, you know, this i think this actually makes donald trump stronger becauseon it confirms this. we've been saying vows of this process. and that said, that the lawyers were not allowed to be in the room with the fbi people. ic yeah, it's problematic to me, the lawyers hopefully so because i know they will manufacture evidencectur they've done it before. w why don't we trust that whathe they say a while ago they actually found there? i don't either. alld d clay. thank you, congressman. thank you.. good to hear from both of you on the phone right now is ane
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great one . mark levin. mark, i quoted you1.te earlier. you have said many times i've asked you about a number of times oppose constitutional america. let me put your legal hatue on and askst this question. is there any thing that you can possibly think of that warranted this raid on a former president's residence as it relates to archives potentiald of classified material when the president, according to hisc son , eric , was working hand in hand in tandem with the archives people to get toem get them anything a they might need? all right. first of all, i'm a formerr chief of staff . the united states attorney general will never, everte have done this. never. that's number one . number two, 90 days before a midterm election. that's outrageous. number three , everybody pretty much knows that donald trump is going to run inca the republican primary for
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president of the unitedid states . and so youti have a sitting president who wants to run against him and his attorney general acting like this. now here'sor this worked. everybody's guessing. i'll tell you what happened this is in the jurisdiction of the u.s. attorney in district of columbia who's also overseeing the january six prosecutions. why? because that'sse the national archives is in the district of columbia. inbithey didn't send fbi agents from the washington office down there. they would have used fbi agents in south florida and they would coordinated with the u.s. attorney's office down there if they're playing it by the bookit . number two, he wouldn't have done anything without the sign a off for the attorney general of the united states . period. number three , this was well orchestrated. so this has been going on for weeks now. you keep asking your guestson what's the justification? there is no.e is justification , what's he going to say tomorrow. the attorney general. here's a i guess we've been negotiating with trump and his lawyers since february when weon
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found out they had this information. we were getting t and then we know or we heard that some documents were being destroyed. maggie haberman, the new york times was on cnn. they've been running pictures of hers that she's going too have in the book of documents being flushed downhe the toiletd that b doesn't mean a thing. it could be anything from or at least the phonics name on it. that's all it was. okay, but what i'm saying is you've asked what would the pretext be ? corren so it is a pretextex is exactly right. acthere is no justification for sending 30 friggin fbi agents to the former president's in mar a lago in early morning and conducting themselves this way or in any other cases in which they've done exactly the same thing. the fbi is corrupt. this garland goes after parents. it goes after republican state legislatures. he goes have their state. he disagrees with their h
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abortion positions. he doesn't do a thing to protect the border, which is compelled by the constitution. nothing. so l be clear. newt is right there. all right., this is the worst attack on this republic in modern history. reperiod. ta and it'sck not just an attack on donald trump. it's an attack on everybody who supports him. it's an attackksu on anybodyse who dares to raise serious questions about washington, is d.c. and the establishment inhm both parties. i haven't heard a thing from the republican leadership in the senate if you not one of those guys has put out a statement because they're weakcaca. that's why you read mark. we did hear from fromr the leader--, the minority leadr in the house, i said, and thennb have him i know you said this, but i just wanted to make surelk people know. he said attorney general garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar. rhondda santos said the raid
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on mar a lago is another escalation in the weaponizationa of federal agencies againsts the regime's political opponents. while people like hunter bidenth get treated with kid gloves. now the regime is getting another eighty seven thousand irs agents to wield against its adversaries. questionmark banana republic. you know he's right. and let me tell you something. just watch this.w attorney general conductsl politicized as everything the parents he goes afterelf.. he doesn't enforce the border. he goes after the men who they a claimed wereft whipping immigrants. they weren't whipping anybody. look how they went after those four cops who were found innocent in kentucky. butttu now they bring civil rigs charges against them. look how they're nationalizingng police forces across the country. just look at this department of justice. it's the most corrupt thing'v i've ever seen and i've been there and i've worked there and they have ruined that department. look atepar my local in washing, dc. yes, i do. there was a senator who's just comment on this, mike lee, who's running for reelection.
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and i know we both support him out in utah. he said as a lawyer, formerf federal prosecutor, the current member of the senate judiciary u committee, i have a few questions about the fbi is ready to mar a lago first. did the attorney general personally sign off on this action, mark? he had to have as had the right to write. he had to write tell you what happened. they sent around the conference table in the attorneybl generals conference room like we used to. and i suspect in there it i wash the attorney general, the deputy and the associate attorney general, the head of of the criminal division, the head of the public integrity section, mr. ray, and one or d two ofir his either assistant directors or associate directors and perhaps other people with the u.s. attorney. and they made the decision with a bottom line. i the buck stops with the attorney general. and i just want to say i thought this was a farce that somebody put a song on the internet that president trump's home had hom in money and got more , you know, just
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out of time. butl we'll be we'll have you on later this week, i'm sure. mark levin, thank you,ha my friend. the great one . all right.t unfortunately, though, that is allllwe the time we have left this evening. stay with the fox news channel. continuing coveragee c of the fi raid on president trump's home mar a lago inla palm beachwa and always check outys 5% .com. had any let not your heart be troubled or in your home. takes it from here to see this morning. i'm laura ingram . this is ingram. and from what feels like a banana republic tonight, the deep state's revenge that is the focus of tonight's angle . can i just stop and just take a breath real quick? a formal president's home has been searched now by a number of fbi agents. when you look at this in view of sort of 30000 feet and history, maggie , i'll start for you. how big of a moment is is this a moment we are all going to remember? we're all going to remembe