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Hannity Radio Show Recap: Aug 8

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.09.18



**BRUCE OHR IS COMPLICIT – AND SO IS HIS WIFE – IN DEALINGS WITH FUSION GPS

**TURNS OUT THE SPECIAL SOCIALIST CORTEZ WASN’T MUCH HELP TO CANDIDATES

**THOSE SHE ENDORSED LOST IN THEIR ELECTIONS – BLUE WAVE?

**OHIO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE TAKES THE WIN – BUT WAS A VERY CLOSE CALL

**SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AT WAR WITH CONSERVATISM

**EUROPE FACING THREATS OF ANTI-SEMITISM

4:05 PM ET – Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and Counsel to the President, gives us his take on the new developments with the FBI case, and the Bruce Ohr involvement. From reporter Sara Carter on the subject:

When asked by Hannity to explain Ohr’s FBI interview reports, Nunes said, “So the FBI interviewed Bruce Ohr at least a dozen times and put together reports. So once they fired (dossier author Christopher) Steele, which at that point they should’ve not been meeting with him anymore, but what they had is, they had Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie Ohr was working for Fusion GPS — was going to meet and still get the information from Christopher Steele as they were trying to verify this unverified dossier or the Clinton dirt that was used to get the FISA warrant.”

Last week, SaraACarter.com reported that lawmakers want Bruce Ohr’s FBI interviews (known as 302s) declassified. They argue that the documents will reveal the extent of Ohr’s involvement and relationships with key players surrounding the unverified, anti-Trump dossier. Those relationships include ex-British spy, Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS owner, Glenn Simpson. Lawmakers also say the Ohr 302s could provide insight into his communications with FBI officials investigating the Trump campaign.

Ohr’s ties to Fusion GPS go even deeper than his connections to Steele and Simpson. According to a House Intelligence Committee memo, Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS in 2016 to “assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump.” Fusion GPS told CNN in December of 2017 that Mrs. Ohr was a “widely-recognized” scholar on Russia and that she speaks fluent Russian.

4:30 PM ET – Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, is here to talk about the many complaints from conservatives on the platform; who claim that they are being targeted by group’s liberal ideology for their opinions. Everyone from Dan Bongino, Diamond and Silk, Candace Owens, and Jonathan Gilliam to name a few have had problems. A tweet from Jack, just today on these issues:

Jack ‏Verified account @jack

One of the most important constituencies we serve is our journalist population. Has been since day 1. We don’t mean to shift the work here. We must build tools to help (and need to work together to do that). We can’t be a useful service without the integrity journalists bring.

@jack added,

Accounts like Jones’ can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors, so it’s critical journalists document, validate, and refute such information directly so people can form their own opinions. This is what serves the public conversation best.

Relying on algorithms alone will not work. Not today, not tomorrow. And we know providing broader reach isn’t enough. We need to figure out how to help with economic incentives too. We’re behind on that, but thinking deeply about it. Open to great and scalable ideas.

5:05 PM ET – John McLaughlin, Pollster and founder of McLaughlin and Associates & Doug Schoen, Pollster, Author, Political Analyst for Fox News and a Columnist for Newsmax, go over the results from yesterday’s four elections, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

Troy Balderson leads by 0.9 percentage points, or 1,754 votes, over Danny O’Connor with 100 202,521 votes, 100% reporting (591 of 591 precincts)

Voters in Ohio’s 12th District are choosing a replacement for Representative Pat Tiberi, a Republican who resigned to work for a business group. The candidates are Troy Balderson, a Republican endorsed last week by Mr. Trump, and Danny O’Connor, a Democrat. The race is still too close to call, with 3,435 provisional ballots that have yet to be counted. Ohio law calls for an automatic recount if the two candidates are ultimately separated by less than half a percentage point.

5:35 PM ET – Amir Fakhravar, National Iranian Congress Senate Chairman and Founder of the Iranian Confederation of Students, he brings an update on Iran and Russia, as President Trump attempts to deal with the existing contentious relationships with Putin and Khamenei.