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Hannity Radio Show Recap: May 22

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.23.18

4:00 PM ET – Newt Gingrich, author of the upcoming book “Trump’s America” comments on the news of nuclear sites being dismantled in North Korea. While liberals are now upset about the dismantling, citing that it destroys evidence, the rest of the world is happy about this one step closer to peace.

Even with the threat of a canceled summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump, North Korea says it will dismantle its nuclear test site.

Date of the expected disassemble is anywhere from Wed May 23 to Fri May 25, and may be changed or moved around depending on weather.

North Korea invited a select group of foreign journalists, but excluded eight South Koreans, to the scheduled nuclear test site closing “ceremony” this week as the regime continues to lash out and accuse the South and United States of “saber-rattling” of continuing military drills.

North Korea initially invited South Korean journalists to the dismantling of Punggye-ri nuclear site, but Seoul said Pyongyang rejected the list of eight people chosen to attend the event happening sometime between Wednesday and Friday.

A group of journalists from Britain, Russia, China and the U.S. arrived in North Korea’s “shiny new” Wonsan airport after taking a charter flight from Beijing. Despite the list rejection, the South Korean journalists still traveled to Beijing on Monday — but were reportedly left stranded in the Chinese city after they weren’t granted visas

“We tried to convey the list through the Panmunjom communication channel at 9 a.m. today, but the North declined to accept it,” a South Korean unification ministry official told Yonhap News Agency. (H/T Fox News)

5:00 PM ET – Sara Carter, Fox News Contributor and Investigative Reporter, and David Schoen, Civil Liberties Attorney, discuss the release of the letter from Senator Ron Johnson’s office of a letter he sent to the FBI Director, Christopher Wray. Looks like everyone knew more than they were letting on:

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray Monday regarding the January 2017 meeting between then-FBI Director Comey and then-President-elect Trump about the Steele dossier.

“According to documents received by the committee, the FBI appeared to have had awareness in January 2017 that media outlets had information about the Steele dossier. It appears that then-FBI Director James Comey briefed then-President-elect Trump about this information, at the request of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. According to the FBI, CNN then published its article using the President-elect briefing as the ‘trigger,’” Johnson wrote in the letter.

5:30 PM ET – Col. John Maher, attorney for 1 Lt. Clint Lorance and Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) are to remind us what military days of remembrance are all about. On Memorial Day, a day dedicated to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, we take a look at those who risked their lives to protect the lives of fellow soldiers and their own. One such hero is Clint Lorance, in prison because of Barack Obama’s rules of engagement. We are here to make sure he is not forgotten.

In 2013, Clint Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering his men to engage three men of military age on motorcycles speeding towards their patrol in Afghanistan in July of 2012–ultimately killing two of the men.

The prosecution claimed the Afghan men were innocent civilians. Sadly, the Army withheld evidence that proved the military-aged males were biometrically linked to IED events at common grid coordinates, linked to other IED makers, and linked with American paratroopers having been killed in action.

**We now have NEW information about Clint’s case regarding the Army’s August 4, 2012, report in which the Army admits that the enemy was scouting Clint’s platoon that day. The Army never turned over this report.