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Hannity Radio Show Recap: Aug 22

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.23.18



76 DAYS UNTIL THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS 11/6/2018

**COHEN STRIKES A DEAL – BUT LANNY DAVIS TELLS GMA HE WILL NOT TAKE A PARDON

**LANNY TELLS THE MEDIA THAT HIS CLIENT HAS NEWS TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT TRUMPS

**SAYS HE HAS INFORMATION WHICH WILL BE OF INTEREST TO SPECIAL COUNSEL

**TRUMP HEADS TO WEST VA & TELLS REPORTERS ON THE GROUND COHEN IS A DISGRACE

**BOMB THREAT AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY – EVACUATED

**IOWA’S MOLLY TIBBET’S MURDERED BY AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

4:05 PM ET – Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of The Russian Hoax, The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump and Bruce Marks, a US attorney with 20 years of experience. With an office in Moscow, he has been lead counsel in signification litigation against Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska and Victor Vekselberg, who are now on the sanctions list. Jarrett and Marks will go over the rulings in the Manafort and Cohen cases, and the verdicts handed down. Trump had this to say about both cases last night:

“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

In another tweet moments later, he had nothing but good things to say about Manafort, his former campaign chairman who was found guilty of eight felony counts in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday.

“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. ‘Justice’ took a 12-year-old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to ‘break’ – makeup stories in order to get a ‘deal.’ Such respect for a brave man!” the president said.

A federal jury found Manafort guilty of eight felony counts on Tuesday, including hiding millions of dollars from the IRS. (H/T NEW YORK POST)

4:30 PM ET – Jon Sale joins to discuss Manafort and Cohen, having been a Former Federal prosecutor in the NY Southern District and Watergate assistant prosecutor, Sale wants to take the thirty thousand foot view regarding both cases.

Despite expectations of Manafort to flip, Jon says, “There is no indication that he wants to make a deal.” With Trump’s latest tweet calling Manafort a brave man, Jon thinks those could be “pardon-type words.”

With the bombshell news of Cohen’s plea deal coming the same day, Jon can provide his legal analysis and thoughts about the evidence against Trump and whether Cohen is a reliable source to incriminate the President.

“If I was his lawyer, I would not be peddling information on TV trying to get Mueller’s attention.”

5:05PM ET – Back by popular demand, following their interview on this new, blockbuster information, Peter Schweizer, author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends and President of the Government Accountability Institute and Seamus Bruner, author of the new blockbuster book tapping into the truth behind the wealth of Comey and Mueller, and the corruption they have had their hands in for many years; are here to discuss the new book, Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption is out today.

5:30 PM ET – Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio is a member of the Freedom Caucus and running for Speaker of the House. He has been at the forefront of battling back the Russia investigation and the results from the Manafort and Cohen hearings yesterday showed the nation just how much Russia was involved with President Trump’s associates; not at all. Jordan will also discuss the importance of the midterms and the importance of next week’s hearing for Bruce Ohr.

More information will be revealed about the Obama administration’s anti-Trump political opposition research efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign when demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr testifies before members of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees Aug. 28 in a closed-door session.

Ohr was an associate deputy attorney general in the Obama administration before his questionable actions led to his demotion. His testimony should provide the latest peek behind the curtain at the inner workings of the Deep State. Perhaps most significantly is what Ohr can tell members of the House committees about the political opposition research by his wife, Nellie Ohr.

We have learned that Nellie Ohr, a Russia specialist, was contracted by Fusion GPS at some point in 2016 to conduct anti-Donald Trump research. Congressional investigators should nail down the exact date Ms. Ohr starting working for Fusion GPS, to help piece together the timeline of the Democrats’ collusion with Russia. (H/T Fox News)