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Sean Hannity Radio Recap: May 14

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.14.19

**CHINA WAR CONTINUES AS THE TARIFFS ARE PUT IN PLACE BY THE UNITED STATES

**IRAN IS RAISING THE TEMPERATURE ON A PENDING WAR BETWEEN OUR NATIONS

**SAN FRANCISCO SAYS IT WILL NOT BE USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

**NASA SAYS THEY WILL PUT THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN ON THE MOON IN 2024

**SAUDI ARABIA POINTS FINGERS AT THE ATTACKS ON THEIR SYSTEMS

4:05 PM ET – Diana West, Nationally Syndicated Columnist and author of the new book, The Red Thread and Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of The Russia Hoax. Today they discuss the appointment of John Durham and the upcoming release of the IG report.
Regarding John Durham:

Fox News reported on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr had assigned John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and alleged improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016 as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.

Durham, known as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor, according to a source, will focus on the period before Nov. 7, 2016—including the use and assignments of FBI informants, as well as alleged improper issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. Durham was asked to help Barr to “ensure that intelligence collection activities by the U.S. Government related to the Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign were lawful and appropriate.”

A source also told Fox News that Barr is working “collaboratively” on the investigation with FBI Director Chris Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and that Durham is also working directly with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is currently reviewing allegations of misconduct in issuance of FISA warrants, and the role of FBI informants during the early stages of the investigation.

Regarding the Red Thread:
The first investigation into why a ring of senior Washington officials went rogue to derail the election and the presidency of Donald Trump.
There was nothing normal about the 2016 presidential election, not when senior U.S. officials were turning the surveillance powers of the federal government — designed to stop terrorist attacks — against the Republican presidential team. These were the ruthless tactics of a Soviet-style police state, not a democratic republic.

The Red Thread asks the simple question: Why? What motivated anti-Trump conspirators to depart so drastically from “politics as usual” to participate in a seditious effort to overturn an election?

4:30 PM ET – Kayleigh McEnany, National Press Secretary for the Trump 2020 Campaign and Jeff Lord, author of the upcoming book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and the New American Populism vs. The Old Order, today they discuss the horrid comments by Rashida Tlaib and her refusal to apologize for the pain she has caused members of the Jewish community. They also discuss Rod Rosenstein’s remarks to the graduating class of the University of Baltimore. Last but not least, it looks like the memo went out to the democrats for their talking points:

Evidently Democrats need only utter the words “constitutional crisis” for the media to report it as fact.

Watch cable “news” these days, and you’ll surely see talking heads parroting the Democratic line that the Trump administration’s noncompliance with House Committee subpoenas amounts to a constitutional crisis. While a small handful of analysts and guest legal scholars disagree, TV hosts continue to push the idea uncritically, with some even urging the alleged crisis be used as grounds for impeachment.

MRC analysts looked at all coverage on broadcast (ABC, CBS, NBC) and liberal cable (CNN, MSNBC) networks from May 8 to 12, finding 386 utterances of the term “constitutional crisis” by hosts, analysts, or guest journalists. This count did not include cases in which the term was used by political partisans, such as members of Congress, former administration officials, or Democratic and Republican strategists.