Politics

Radio Show Recap: Jan 22

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.22.18

**THE GOVERNMENT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AFTER DEAL REACHED IN THE SENATE

**THE STANDOFF BEGINS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT & THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

**RELEASE THE MEMO CONTINUES AND GAINS MORE SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE

**TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN PETER STRZOK AND JAMES ARE SUDDENLY GONE

**THE CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS SEEMS TO HAVE NO END

4:05PM ET – Sara Carter, Fox News Contributor and Investigative Reporter, saraacarter.com and Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst, are here to discuss the overwhelming and mounting evidence that the law was misused to hurt President Trump. An article out this weekend calls into question another familiar name, former FBI Director James Comey, and the months of text messages between him and Peter Strzok that are now ‘missing’:

The FBI “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russia collusion investigations.

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The disclosure was made Friday in a letter sent by the Justice Department to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).

“The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page,” Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department, wrote to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of HSGAC.

He said that texts are missing for the period between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017.

4:30PM ET – Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Lee Zeldin of New York, and French Hill of Arizona all stand with Sean in demanding that the memo be released. This document will expose that FISA warrant abuse we have been discussing for weeks and the corruption between state agencies to hurt and obstruct a duly elected President.

Interest in a classified House Intelligence Committee memo, which reportedly outlines how the anti-Trump dossier was used by the FBI to justify surveillance against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has caused an online frenzy.

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Late Thursday, WikiLeaks jumped into the proceedings, offering a reward of up to $1 million to anyone who could send them a copy.

Meanwhile, reports emerged that the Twitter hashtag calling for the memo’s public release — #ReleaseTheMemo — was receiving a major online push by Russian-linked Twitter accounts.

According to the Hamilton 68 Dashboard, an independent tracker of Russian online influence campaigns, #ReleaseTheMemo received a massive boost over the past 48 hours, from more than 500 Twitter accounts suspected to have connections to Kremlin online propaganda efforts, the Washington Examiner reported. Some accounts, but noted, clearly behaved like automated “bots” designed to amplify American conspiracy theories and disinformation.

On Thursday, the House House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release the FISA abuse memo. According to sources close to the committee, it addresses text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page which prove the dossier was used to justify FISA warrants. (h/t Washington Times)

5:05PM ET – Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel to the President and for the American Center for Law and Justice, is here to lay out the critical points surrounding the news that text exchanges between Comey and Strzok were not ‘archived.’ The following information details what happened during that period of time, that may have been discussed in those messages:

During this five-month period (Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017) of missing text messages, the following key events transpired:

· Buzzfeed Published the Steele Dossier (Jan. 11, 2017)

· Strzok Interviewed Michael Flynn (Jan. 24, 2017)

· Comey Fired by President Trump (May 9, 2017)

· Special Counsel Robert Mueller Appointed (May 17, 2017)

5:30PM ET – Andrew Ziem, the Founder and Lead Developer of Bleachbit and Luke Chung, President of FMS, Inc., are here to discuss what happens when texts are deleted and how they can be retrieved; this conversation will be tied to the missing text messages between former FBI Director James Comey and FBI Agent Peter Strzok.