President Trump Appears on Hannity
ATTACKING POLITICAL OPPONENTS AND DISSENTERS
PUTTING THE PRESIDENT AND ALLIES ABOVE THE LAW
UNDERMINING DOJ INTEGRITY AND IMPARTIALITY
President Trump spoke with Sean Hannity for approximately 45 minutes on Fox News. His remarks included the following:
Trump: It’s a hoax. It was a hoax, a witch hunt, but a hoax, the whole thing. Gregg Jarrett said it very well when he named his book “The Russian Hoax.” And it’s disgraceful that they are allowed, and they are very upset now because it didn’t turn out like they thought because we did. We had 18 angry Democrats that hated Trump and many of them contributed to Hillary’s campaign. And it came out there was no collusion. […] The fact is they were spying on my campaign, using agencies to — intelligence agencies to do it, going after Page and George Papadopoulos and probably others. I’m trying to — we are trying to find out whether or not they actually listened in on my calls, that will be the — that would be the ultimate. We’ll see what happens. I think if it happened, we’ll probably find out. We have a great attorney general who was working very hard and we’ll see what happens. […] But a lot of things are going to come out. I mean, if they spied on my campaign and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in history of this country. And I will tell you, it’s going to be very interesting, I think we’re going to find out. Can you imagine if it were the other way around and I spied on President Obama’s campaign? Could you imagine what the repercussions would be? Or I spied on Crooked Hillary’s campaign. Can you imagine with the repercussions would be? […]
Hannity: Do you believe there was a premeditated fraud committed against FISA court judges [by James Comey]?
Trump: Well, again, people are looking into that. If you’re asking just my opinion, I would say absolutely yes. It would seem to be yes. And, you know, when you get the Strzok-Page, the two lovers who put right out on the public waves, I mean, they put the insurance policy — well, we have been living through the insurance policy, that she was going to win but just in case she didn’t win, we needed an insurance policy. Well, that’s to subvert government. What they did was unbelievable that they could do a thing like that. And they reported to McCabe who I think is a terrible, terrible guy. And, you know, the FBI, you have some of the finest people in the world, and you know that, and we sat all the time. I bet you if we took a vote, I would be so high in that poll, you wouldn’t believe it. They’re great people, I know so many. But at the top, people were terrible, they were leakers, they were liars. I mean, look at the leaking and look at the lying. Comey admitted he leaked. Think of it, the top of the FBI, he leaked. And when you look at what went on, Sean, it’s disgusting. But the whole concept of they wanted insurance policy just in case she loses — well, that’s what we’ve lived through. We’ve lived through the insurance policy. […] I think other countries were involved. […] It’s a hoax. It’s a terrible hoax and that should never happen to another president because many of them would not be able to handle it, I don’t care who they are. Many of them would not be able to handle it. […] But it should never happen to another president what happened to me and it should never happen — nobody should ever allow this to go forward again. And people have to learn — there has to be a lesson taught. There has to be a lesson taught. It should never be allowed. It’s so bad for our country. […] But, you know, Bob Mueller was conflicted because he wanted to be the head of the FBI, the director. Again, he was already there for 10 or 12 years, but he wanted to be and I didn’t allow that, I said no. I said it respectfully. We had a business dispute in private life when he was out of the FBI. We had a commercial business dispute. How about having a business dispute with somebody? Think of this, and then he’s supposed to be ruling on you. But it was a business dispute and it was a nasty little dispute. You know, not the biggest one I’ve ever been in to be honest with you, but we had a real business dispute. So, you look at that, that’s a total conflict of interest, how can somebody whom you have a dispute be ruling? And his best friend who very close to him is Comey and Comey played a big part of this, because McCabe didn’t do anything without Comey. McCabe was totally dominated by Comey. He did nothing. Andrew McCabe was a bad guy, but Andrew McCabe did nothing without calling Comey. He wouldn’t — there is an expression, he wouldn’t go to the bathroom without getting Comey’s approval. And so, Comey is in. And Brennan — you take a look at Brennan. You took the horrible rhetoric, the horrible — the horrible words he used to describe — and then he said, well, I guess I was misinformed. You know, he was making all these predictions. And then when it said no collusion in the Mueller report — which is amazing, because they had 18 people that were Hillary Clinton people, that — I think all of them were anti-Trump people in one form or another. But many of these people, they gave to Clinton’s campaign, one or two of them were at — including Weissmann — were at the event which turned out to be, as you know, her wake — it was a funeral. It was supposed to be a party at the convention center in New York. It turned out to be a funeral. I saw the same scene as you did too. But think of it — Bob Mueller was great friends with Comey, right there there’s a conflict. He wanted the FBI job, and we had a business dispute. And I would tell everybody who’d listen, I told you a long time ago, I said, how could he be doing this? But despite that, let him do it. I said, let him do it because I had nothing to do — they know that, they all know that, I had nothing to do with Russia. […] I had absolutely Article II powers. I could’ve done anything I wanted. I don’t even bring it up because we don’t even get there. Absolutely, I have Article II. We could have used that instead. I wouldn’t even have to bother talking to you about all the other things. I wouldn’t have to talk to you about conflicts. I could have fired Mueller for conflicts. I could have fired anybody. But I didn’t want to do it, because they said, let it play — play out, it’s a hoax. It’s a hoax. It’s a disgrace. And Ukraine, take a look at Ukraine. How come the FBI didn’t take the server, Podesta told him to get out. He said, get out. […] So, how come the FBI didn’t take the server from the DNC? Think about that one, Sean. Think about that one.