176 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY
4:05 PM ET – Matt Whitaker, Former Acting Attorney General, joins to discuss the General Flynn case, and the corruption within the highest offices of the government and intelligence agencies. All of this inspired Whitaker’s new book, “Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Will Try to Subvert President Trump,” which will be released on May 19.
“I think the Flynn investigation started without predication. It was part of the crossfire hurricane investigation that the FBI was planning on closing until they decided to try to entrap General Flynn. I think this is a just outcome. This is what the law demands.”
Whitaker added that Flynn’s entrapment was “unfortunately one of the many examples of the culture that [former FBI Director] Jim Comey created at the FBI.”
“There’s so many good people at the FBI and the Department of Justice, and it’s just a shame that his actions — one of the things that really concerned me is how he said, well I sent them in to talk to General Flynn — inconsistent with what had happened in the Obama Administration or the Bush Administration. You know, there was no exception to those same protocols and procedures in the Trump Administration. You know, really, he changed the game and changed the rules to unfairly target General Flynn and it looks like it was maybe for personal reasons.”
Comey oversaw the FBI when the agency questioned Flynn about his contacts with a Russian ambassador.
4:30 PM ET – Congressman Devin Nunes of California, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the truth behind the Russia collusion investigation that he has worked on for years.
The answer they got: none.
“We had a strategy here that we wanted to get every single person that we interviewed, to say whether or not they knew of any evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” Nunes said during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “Furthermore, what you will see is that we’ve been asked questions about hearsay. Did they hear anything? Do they know anything? Do they have any leads for us whatsoever?
“And the answer was always the same. Nothing,” he said.
Nunes, a fierce ally of President Trump, also slammed Democrats in the House for launching an inquiry into the Russia investigation in the first place
“I think that’s the real revelation for the American people, is they were using their own Russian dirt to ask questions,” he said. “And it was all fake. It was all phony the whole time.”
5:05 PM ET – Shelley Luther, owner of the Dallas salon, Salon A La Mode, was jailed for seven days after she violated a local coronavirus-related business closure order, the Judge in her case wanted her to apologize to him for this infraction. Luther stood her grounding, explaining that being able to feed her children should not be criminal offense:
“That was the last thing I was going to do, honestly,” she said. ” … I just couldn’t, I couldn’t bring myself to apologize.”
Moye gave Luther the option of avoiding prison if she apologized for what he described as her “selfish” behavior, paid a fine, and kept her doors closed until Friday, when hair salons across Texas can open with restrictions.
“We were shut down March 22, so it had been several weeks that the government was kind of telling us the [small business] money was coming,” Luther told Hannity. “The Dallas County Judge, Clay Jenkins, kept pushing back the date of when we would open weeks out in advance before we would hear any new comings of what was going on with masks or whatever.