Trish Regan: Comey, Clapper, Brennan in the hot seat

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 05/18/2019

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FOX Business’ Trish Regan says the Steele dossier is beginning to sound more like an insurance policy. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C. weighs in on the unverified intelligence and opposition research. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all...



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We are taking out this power out of washington. These bad people, comey brennan clapper, were draining the swamp folks, the president promising to get rid of the bad guys today and while we still haven't connected all the dots, the good news is. Finally, finally, someone is trying to do that. Watch attorney general bill bar here with our own bill, hemmer in el salvador in the period of time betwee ...
election day and the inauguration. Did anyone in government or in intelligence did they take action to justify their decisions? I think there were some very strange developments during that period. That'S one of the things we want to look into, such as such as the handling ofthe meeting on january 6, between the intelligence chiefs and the president and the leaking of information. Subsequent to that meeting was that meeting in new york city, yes in trump tower. Yes, what questions do you have about? What happened that day? Again, i'm not going to get into into that. But it's on your mind, that's one of the things we need to look at. Can you characterize how far advanced you are an understanding that meeting we're still in the stage of gathering all the information? Oh, i'm sure glad someone is because for two years i've been wanting to know how on earth an unverified piece of opposition research, the so-called dossier was never checked, byour fbi never verified, and yet they used that to get a warrant to spy on the trump campaign. The dossier sure sounds like the insurance policy. Remember the one that peter struck and lisa page were referring to when the couple was texting about how awful trump was could have been, and if it was, it makes sense that barr wants to know why the heads of our intelligence community gathered with the president-elect that Day in trump tower to present the president-elect with the dossiers findings, i mean finding that they knew had never been checked.

Was it because they wanted it to leaked to the press? Think back right to that time. Remember how set the presidentwas about all the leaks that were happening watch is graceful disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it's a disgrace. Papers are being leaked, things are being leaked. It'S criminal action, criminal act and it's been going on for a long time. I'Ve actually called the justice department to look into the leaks, those a criminal leaks. So all these leaks are going on, he's upset about it and it turns out the whole time the mainstream media was blaming chumps inner circle for the leaks, but it actually looks like it was the intel folks, because hey james call me sure, as heck knew howto Leak right, he admitted to this bombshell during some of his testimony in 2017 watch. I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter didn't. Do it myself for a variety of reasons by asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel, and so i asked a close friend of mine to do it and was sab mr. witt asst. No! No, who was that a good friend of mine who's, a professor at columbia, law, school, unbelievable? I remember watching this. I nearly fell off my chairs.

I heard this here was the head of the fbi, he's the leaker, i mean my goodnesshe said. Well, i didn't do myself, but you know he had quite an elaborate way to do it. He went to his friend, who was a law professor at columbia, university who then leaked it to the new york times. So call me is a leaker. He knows how to do it so just think about it. He has this meeting right with his pals, his intel pals, and they confront the president-elect donald trump and that affords them the opportunity to leak to all of america that russia might have compromising info on the president. Even though, of course, they knew that they hadn't checked. Anything out in that dossier, this is scary, stuff joining me right, nowa, member of the house oversight committee, south carolina congressman ralph norman congressman norman good. To have you back, you know this is a new development. We had heard some questions surrounding this before i mean why exactly did they confront him like they did with this so-called intelligence that they knew hadn't been verified, that they knew was opposition research? Was it also that that could make its way into the press? You know trish when i got elected i thought i was into going into the legislative branch of government. I didn't think it was gon na be the anti-trump branch of government. That'S just what this is turned out to be, and you know showing more and moreevery day and you know capitol hill.

The word is bar has got a good reputation and the democrats have been. They didn't like the message that he was when he had the model report. They didn't like what it said went after him that didn't work out so well, and now that they've, the attorney general, has hired mr. durham who's got an equally sterling reputation to gather facts. It'S it's not gon na, be a pretty sight when this is over with and it's sad it didn't have to be this way. You know what you're right. It is sad - and i said that before because what's so shocking in all this right is that we're gon na learn, thatart and i'm pretty sure we're gon na learn this, that our fbi is not on the up and up and that they were deliberately trying to Scheme and to plot and to take down a president who had been elected by the american people and sir. If that's the case, then think of the damage that that does to our nation. Think of the damage that it does to our psychology right. We'Re supposed to have faith in institutions like the fbi, and yet they let us down well. Not only that trust fbi is the gold standard for law enforcement. For this whole country has been for a long time and to weaponize that we can't put up withit and the president doesn't want this to happen to anybody else.

That'S the good thing about it and he's got people in place that can get to the bottom they're, not political appointees. There are not political hacks they're people who want the truth, and in durham has been with the the his department for over 30 for the justice department, 35 years, plus forgiving a political donation. He doesn't do interviews and, unlike call me, he doesn't leak. You know, i couldn't believe that because don't i remember at the time there were all these leaks coming out every single day right in the intelligence community and the thinking was well. You know - maybe maybe the president hassurrounded himself in his inner circle with people that are leaking and it turns out that wasn't the problem. The problem was james. Call me the head of our fbi, who knew exactly had a leak. He knew exactly how to get information out and i think that's also something that's quite disturbing, but you know don't forget congressman. This is a guy who you know as much as he wants to present this holier-than-thou reputation. You know he's all for the fbi and he's all for government, etc, etc. He worked at a hedge fund. All right he's not like a you know: career life timer at the fbi, no and then look at the emails from peter struckwe will get him again.

This is unacceptable, and if this happens, this is what happens in venezuela. We cannot let this stand in our oversight committee. I'M very disappointed in the chairman, not even calling meetings. I mean look at where we've gone with that michael cohen, that didn't turn out like they thought they thought he had bombshell right, right, bombshell, news about the president by the way. Remember that dossier. That said that he had been to prague, you know it. What does it take like two seconds? You know, don't we don't? We have records, you know people going in and out of our country at any given time or could they've just asked to seehis passport. I'Ve checked the stamps, because muller disproved that one pretty quickly, yeah and and when, when we asked when we asked, did he that michael cohen did he go to prague? No, i put the end of it. How many of the the media reported that he was alleged to have gone to prague? Had all these meetings with russian diplomats? It didn't happen, so the whole thing is about to fall and it couldn't happen at a better time. Interesting all right, congressman norman, it's good to see you. Thank you. So much.



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