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Sean Hannity Radio Recap: May 7

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.07.19

4:05 PM ET – John Solomon, Executive Vice President of the Hill, is here to discuss the upcoming investigations into the investigators. As we await the IG report, and find out what really happened with these FISA warrants, and the abuse of our justice system. From Epoch Times on John’s story on the Ukraine operative:

Alexandra Chalupa, an operative paid by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), asked the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington for dirt on Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort in 2016, the embassy confirmed in a statement to The Hill.
While the embassy denies having helped the operative, a former embassy worker told The Hill’s John Solomon that it did help Chalupa, knowing full well that she was working to help elect then-candidate Hillary Clinton and defeat then-candidate Donald Trump.

Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, in written answers to Solomon, said that Chalupa asked the Ukrainian government for information on Manafort’s dealings inside Ukraine. Chalupa tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment about Manafort’s ties to Russia during a 2016 visit to Washington, Chaly said.

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, are here to evaluate the news of late as the left in the media, and Congress, refuse to let the Mueller dream die. This alongside the attribution of credit to Obama for the economy to the democratic Alabama legislator who wants to further abortion.

5:05 PM ET – Former Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna, Vicky Behenna, Michael’s mother and Former Asst US Atty in Western District of Oklahoma-she was one of the prosecution team members who prosecuted Tim McVeigh for OKC bombing – now a criminal Defense atty in Okla, and Exec Dir of the Oklahoma Innocence Project and John Richter, former US Attorney from the state of Oklahoma Partner, Special Matters and Government Investigation Team, at King & Spalding. John was formerly U.S. Attorney and Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division at Main Justice. and has been doing pro bono work for the family, they are here to discuss Michael’s pardon from President Trump yesterday and his entire experience from being wrongly accused, and slandered to this vindication.
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Clemency for Michael Behenna

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for former Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna of Oklahoma.
In 2009, a military court sentenced Mr. Behenna to 25 years in prison for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.  After judgment, however, the U.S. Army’s highest appellate court noted concern about how the trial court had handled Mr. Behenna’s claim of self-defense.  Additionally, the Army Clemency and Parole Board reduced his sentence to 15 years and paroled him as soon as he was eligible in 2014—just 5 years into his sentence.  Upon his release, dozens of Patriot Guard motorcycle riders met Mr. Behenna to escort him back to his home in Oklahoma.

Mr. Behenna’s case has attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public.  Thirty-seven generals and admirals, along with a former Inspector General of the Department of Defense, signed a brief in support of Mr. Behenna’s self-defense claim.  Numerous members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation, Oklahoma’s then-Governor Mary Fallin, and current Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter have also expressed support for Mr. Behenna.  Further, while serving his sentence, Mr. Behenna was a model prisoner. In light of these facts, Mr. Behenna is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency.