The 45 outrageous lines from Donald Trump's staggering interview with Sean Hannity
I looked through the transcript and picked out the lines you need to see. They are down.
. 1 "These are people who should get Pulitzer, not those who got the Pulitzer, who misunderstood everything."
2. "People have said this whole thing – the concept of Ukraine, they have actually talked about it for a long time."
Carry On … (Just like a FYI, Trump and Hannity refer to this piece by opinion author John Solomon in The Hill newspaper, which claims that the Obama White House used Ukraine to defend the country To advance idea of Russian agreement.)
3. "It was the same two, the two lovers who had decided to use the FBI server instead of their private one, so they would not get caught." These two were beauties. "There is no doubt they wanted to find something the administration, the obviously not there. "
Trump refers to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, both of whom worked for the FBI during the 201
6 election, sending back and forth a series of anti-Trump tweets. (They were also involved in an affair.) Trump, Hannity, and their world are convinced that Strzok and Page are at the head of the conspiracy of a "deep state" against the president.
. 4 "Well, she's lost and now they are trying to infiltrate the administration – really, it's a coup, it's espionage, it's all you can imagine, it's hard to believe in this country that we have it . " [19659006EinCoupespionageRemarkably!The"espionage"aufdieTrumpsichmeinerMeinungnachbeziehthängtmiteinemgesetzlichenFISAarrestwarranttogetherMendeRaufCarterPageApprovedwas(unddanndreimalerneutgenehmigtwurde)unddasFBIwareinrussischerVermögenswert
. 5 "I do not know if you remember a long time, very early, I used the word" wiretap "and I put it in quotation marks, which means surveillance, spying, you can say whatever you want." [19659006TrumpbeziehtsichaufTweetsdieerimFrühjahr2017schickteindenenerdendamaligenPräsidentenBarackObamabeschuldigteamTrumpTowereinenDrahtanseinemTelefonbestelltzuhabenWasniepassiertist
. 6 "They were thinking two years ago when I said it was just a guess and a little bit of wisdom, maybe – they blew up because they thought I might be wise to them, or they got caught, and that's why . "
Wait, so Trump accused his predecessor in the White House of spying on him with" some clue and some wisdom? "A big load based on it, right? Trump was not "wise to them." There is no evidence that Obama ordered Trump's cell phones to be eavesdropped during Trump Tower's election campaign. None.
. 7 "And you see Comey lied to Congress, nothing happened, you see it leak, nothing happens."
Trump says that a lot. He never offers details about what the former FBI director had lied to Congress.
. 8 "I want to find out what's on that server, the DNC server, because that's the big thing, no one has ever seen this server, the FBI has not seen it, and these are the top FBI executives They were absolutely filthy policemen, they were filthy policemen. "
No big deal. Only the President of the United States said that there are "absolutely dirty cops" at the FBI. All OK!
. 9 "Well, the FBI – I know FBI people, they're the best in the world."
Wait, but what about the "absolutely filthy bulls" who run it?
10th "Well, I really say, now we have to go down because this was a coup, this was an attempted overthrow of the United States government."
[narrator voice] That was not it. (See also: That's what the government's fall attempt looks like.)
11. "And that was a fall and it's a shame and I do not think so – I think it's much bigger than Watergate."
[narrator voice] That was not it.
12th "It's inconceivable when it comes to Clapper, Brennan, Comey, these people – I would imagine that some other people might have been a bit higher and knew about it, and maybe much higher."
This conspiracy could only be going all the way up. Which means … [mind explodes]
13. "And you stood at 18, 19, 20, they're all Democrats, many of them have contributed significantly to the campaign of Hillary Clinton."
According to Politifact, there were 13 registered Democrats in the Mueller team. It is not clear how many of them were "angry".
fourteenth "It was like a one-sided witch-hunt, as I called it."
"One-sided witch hunt" somehow feels superfluous
15. "He got into a conflict because of that, and he also got into trouble because of Comey and his best friends."
Comey and Mueller are not best friends. They are acquaintances who have known each other for years because of their time together in the DOJ. And the DOJ itself found that Müller did not conflict in a way that would prevent him from overseeing the probe.
sixteenth "Well, if not best, very close to best, but I would say best friends, they look at pictures of the two of them in the past."
According to this definition, when you appear on a photo with someone, you're best friends apology, that's just the rule.
17th "We both had a bad business deal, I have a bad transaction with him, and then suddenly he's my prosecutor, very, very unfair."
They did not. As Muller explained in his report, he decided to end his membership of Trump's Country Club because his family lived in DC and they did not use the club very often. Mueller asked if he could get his club fees back. That was it's. It was not a "bad transaction".
18th "Great people who came to Washington, they came to Washington to set the world on fire in a very positive way, they wanted to clean things up and do a good job."
I'm sure there are some "great people". in all this. But remember, seven people in Trump's world found themselves guilty of lying to investigators or other crimes. The idea that this was a witch hunt that destroyed the lives of big officials who wanted to do good only in Washington is a bit boring.
19th "No collusion or disability because the testimony was made and the attorney general understood it very well and he read it and he made a decision immediately – no disability."
To put it bluntly, Mueller documented a series of incidents that could possibly be a hindrance. The idea that Müller found Trump to have "made no obstruction" is denied by the text of the report itself. In the report, Mueller makes it clear that one of the reasons he has not recommended that Trump be charged with disability is that a seated president can not be charged with a crime under the Ministry of Justice guidelines. That's why Muller did not even consider it. William Barr, Trump's handpicked Attorney General, decided against an obstruction allegation.
20th "So you had no collusion, no disability, $ 35 million spent and unlimited labor, women's power, and there's nothing, nothing."
"(I) f we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts. The President obviously did not obstruct, say," says the report. "Based on the facts and the applicable legal norms, we are unable to pass this verdict … Although this report does not conclude that the President has committed a crime, he does not relieve him." – The Müller Report
21. "It's very important that the country now finds out how it all started, and in all fairness to Bob Müller, it started well before his appointment, which took a long time to come." You understand. "
I do! As documented in the Mueller report and in an affidavit by DOJ officials on Capitol Hill, the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the summer of 2016 began as Australian officials warned their US counterparts that a Trump helper – George Papadopoulos – boasted that he knew that the Russians had dirt on Clinton.
22nd "The First Lady and I got on the escalator on June 16. And that started shortly after, it was a shame, a shame."
That did not do it. Trump's announcement was the summer of 2015. But why not republish this amazing moment?
23rd "This was a coup, it was not theft of information from an office in the Watergate apartments, it was a coup attempt."
I would say that this was deeply irresponsible to the President of the United States, insisting on a coup against him with absolutely no evidence, but you already knew that.
24th "He did not mention Strzok and Page and McCabe and Comey and the lies and the leaks and the fall, and the whole thing with Hillary Clinton won a profit of 100 million to one, two lovers, two sick lovers, especially the one." 19659014] Remember that Müller's mission was to describe in detail how Russia interfered in the 2016 elections and the possibility of a collusion or an obstacle. His job was not to examine the "two lovers, two sick lovers."
25th "I try to be very nice and want to be very spirited, but on the other hand, there are enormous problems."  So it looks like you're trying to be very nice? Roger that!
26th "The fake dossier that even" The New York Times "says now was fake, and I respect again that they came out and said it."
The Times story did not say the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was "fake," but noted that the Müller report did not confirm many of the allegations contained therein. (Remarkably, Trump has insisted that the report was a) unlawful and b).
27. "Papadopoulos that nobody knew, and Carter Page, for which I'm really very sorry, I never met them, but they made him – they needed him to try to spy on the campaign."
Papadopoulos and Page were both temporarily working on the Trump campaign. So there it is. Add to that the fact that the FBI did not try to get Page to spy on the Trump campaign. They received a FISA arrest warrant to survive him. It's not nearly the same.
28th "But for me, it seems pretty obvious to see what happened to Carter Page and they – they spied."
Again, Carter Page was the subject of a FISA arrest warrant. The reason for the warrant's approval (and repeated three times) was that the FBI had sufficient evidence to convince a FISA judge that Page could have been a Russian asset.
29th "Everything will be outclassed and more, much more than what you just mentioned, everything is being declassified."
We will outclass the hell out of this place!
30th "He's not the brightest bulb in the group, I think, but he has a name you know."
Donald Trump set fire to Joe Biden, as you might imagine.
31. "We ordered jets like no other country, we have fighter jets, the F-35s, the F-18s, and we have jets that are not like that in any country."
The best jets. Nobody else has these jets.
32nd "I can tell you, the bigger the window, the better I succeeded."
Donald Trump likes big windows … (regarding New York City's plan to reduce building emissions).
33rd "People want big windows, and now they're knocking them down."
Small windows?! What is it, Russia?
34th "Much of the wall was, you know, I'm good at this stuff, I do that, we've done a lot of renovations."
35th "I see you and Tucker and I see Laura and your great guys in the morning with Steve, Ainsley and Brian Brian has come a long way since I enjoy him but he's come a long way and so many other people. "
Three things here: a) Trump watches so much TV. B) He refers to a number of Fox News anchors with his first name, and c) Trump believes that Brian Kilmeade has come a long way, because the Fox anchor now always agrees with him. 19659002] 36. "And a term, you know, I'm very proud of someone saying 'which is the best name, I do not know, maybe wrong news, who knows what it is?'
So …  Someone starts here the meaning?
37th "They're tricky people, but they were fake, they were corrupt."
What Trump really says about the mainstream media is that they did not write "nice" stories about him and are therefore "fake". and "corrupt"
38. "At least I thought that they would give me, for whatever reason, they would be great to me, but they were … I think they were frankly more hostile than CNN, which is hard to believe."
The "she" here is NBC. And Trump's thoughts are worth investigating. He believes that "The Apprentice" ran for more than a decade under NBC and NBC News would give him a positive coverage. This statement shows how little he understands how independent journalism works – and should -.
. 39 "But we have a fantastic plan [health care] that we will roll out and assume that we will regain the house and retain the presidency, which I think we will do, and of course win the Senate." [19659006 [ Jim Halpert looking directly into the camera] There is no plan.
That's not true. Or it is legally doubtful. First of all, Trump would not be the one who shot directly – that would fall to the Ministry of Justice, where Müller was technically an employee. The Department of Justice's provisions make it clear that a special lawyer can only be removed for "good reason", for example, for misconduct, for medical reasons, or for breaching internal policies.
Trump tries to interfere According to the Mueller report, the Mueller probe has been investigated several times, trying to remove Mueller, and the Mueller report made it clear that Trump McGahn had ordered not only to get rid of Muller but the New When York Times broke the news, he called McGahn back to his office and asked him to make a statement denying the incident.McGahn declined, Trump pressured then Attorney General Jeff Sessions to refrain from investigating Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the sessions that Melle's investigation should be limited to future electoral disruptions.
If I judge the context here, guess I mean that Trump means "stupid" when he says "sleepy." Because I do not think he actually believes that Biden is narcoleptic.  43. "Many people wanted me to take the word" sleepy "to something that rhymes with it. Does that make sense to you? And I thought it was too evil. "
The" he "is the mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, Trump's favorite candidate, too bad that Mayor Pete" does not make it ", too Trump, yes, that feels like a good ending.