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Hannity Radio Show Recap: May 18

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.21.18

**SHOOTING IN TEXAS LEAVES PARENTS IN FEAR FOR THE LIVES OF THEIR CHILDREN

**ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A SHOOTER WHO HAD SOCIAL MEDIA WARNING SIGNS

**PICTURES OF GUNS, KNIVES, AND SYMBOLS REPRESENTING VIOLENCE

**SHOOTER AND ACCOMPLICE OR PERSON OF INTEREST IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ATTACK

**SHOOTING AT TRUMP HOTEL IN MIAMI, FL – SHOOTER SCREAMING HATRED FOR TRUMP

**CUBAN AIR CRAFT CRASHES WITH 107 PEOPLE ON BOARD IN DOMESTIC FLIGHT

**BUS CRASH OUTSIDE OF THE LINCOLN TUNNEL INJURES OVER 32 PEOPLE

**NORTH KOREA SUMMIT – PLANS CONTINUE DESPITE SIGNS THE MEETING MAY NOT HAPPEN

4:05 PM ET – Andy McCarthy, columnist for National Review. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and has been incredibly valuable and insightful with regard to the witch hunt surrounding President Trump.

The quick take on the 4,100-word opus is that the Gray Lady “buried the lede.” Fair enough: You have to dig pretty deep to find that the FBI ran “at least one government informant” against the Trump campaign — and to note that the Times learned this because “current and former officials” leaked to reporters the same classified information about which, just days ago, the Justice Department shrieked “Extortion!” when Congress asked about it.

But that’s not even the most important of the buried ledes. What the Times story makes explicit, with studious understatement, is that the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

That is, there was no criminal predicate to justify an investigation of any Trump-campaign official. So, the FBI did not open a criminal investigation. Instead, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation and hoped that evidence of crimes committed by Trump officials would emerge. But it is an abuse of power to use counterintelligence powers, including spying and electronic surveillance, to conduct what is actually a criminal investigation.

4:30 PM ET – Joe Eaton, Program Director – FASTERSavesLives.org, and Dan Wos,(like WASP) author of “Good Gun Bad Guy – Behind the Lies of the Anti-Gunner” and the newly released “Good Gun Bad Guy 2 – Destroying the Anti-Gun Narrative” and Jonathan Gilliam, author of the newly released book, Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival, discuss the tragic events in Santa Fe, Texas today.

Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.

The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.

There’s no indication how many devices have been found. Police asked the public to “remain vigilant” and to call 911 if they see any suspicious items in the area.

The school outside Houston went on lockdown around 8 a.m. after an active shooting was reported.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says there “could be 8 to 10 fatalities” from the shooting. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.

Santa Fe is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

5:05 PM ET – Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of the upcoming release, The Russian Hoax, The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump, Sara Carter, Fox News Contributor and Investigative Reporter, are here to talk about the upcoming IG report and the news that everyone was aware that an FBI informant was spying on the Trump campaign.

The Department of Justice Inspector General has sent what is described as an “extremely long and thorough draft” of the much-anticipated report on the FBI and DOJ’s investigation and handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, this reporter has learned. The detailed report on the FBI’s decision making process into the Clinton investigation could lead to possible criminal referrals for some of the officials involved in the case.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which is expected to be released within the next three to four weeks to the public, has been turned over to current and former officials for review, as first reported in The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

The draft, however, does not include any recommendations for criminal prosecution. If there was any evidence collected by the Inspector General’s office of criminality, Horowitz would then refer the matter to the Department of Justice and submit a criminal referral to prosecutors.

5:30 PM ET – Ainsley Earhardt, Host of the hit morning show Fox and Friends, is on the road promoting her new book, The Light Within Me, and today we find her in Windsor, covering the royal wedding, happening tomorrow, between American actress and divorcee Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

After such a royal lead-up, it’s time to brace ourselves for the real TV mania: Saturday’s exuberant, detailed — and potentially over-the-top — live coverage of the historic wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle.

The hats! The pomp! The celebrity guests! These will include Markle’s Hollywood buddy Priyanka Chopra of TV’s “Quantico” and her “Suits” co-stars — including Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty. Also expected are two Spice Girls (Victoria Beckham and Mel B) and Serena Williams.

Scads of broadcast and cable newscasters and hosts naturally will be on site, including one San Antonio viewers are highly familiar with: former KENS-TV anchor Ainsley Earhardt. Now part of “Fox & Friends,” she’ll host the show’s weekend edition from Windsor, England, beginning at 4 a.m. on Fox News Channel.