by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 14, 2018) — In his Friday night opening monologue, “Hannity” host Sean Hannity opined that corruption within federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies has reached an epic level as evidenced by their purveying of the Russia “dossier” and leaking of its allegations to “influence a presidential election.”
He said that FBI and DOJ officials purposely failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for the dossier, which was used as evidence to obtain four warrants to surveil former Trump adviser Carter Page for approximately a year.
The mainstream media has virtually ignored the evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the FBI and its parent agency, the DOJ, indicating the apparent deception used to obtain the FISA warrants.
Text messages exchanged between former high-profile FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok appear to show coordination of leaks to the media about the existence of the first warrant on Carter Page.
Strzok was fired in July after testifying publicly to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, while Page resigned from her post as FBI counsel in May. She has since testified in private over two days to members of Congress, who said they do not intend to have her return for public testimony.
With many reported delays, the DOJ has released thousands of texts between Page and Strzok, who were having an affair, exchanged during 2016 and early 2017 showing their opposition to the possibility of a Trump presidency and his administration once he was inaugurated.
Hannity believes that if corruption within the nation’s federal institutions is not corrected, “irreparable damage” will be done and “we will lose this republic.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham and a number of congressmen have called for a second special counsel to discover the breadth and depth of DOJ and the intelligence community’s involvement in justifying the probe into the Trump campaign for allegedly “colluding” with Russian operatives.
Thus far, after more than two years, no evidence of “collusion” has been made public if it exists. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, denies that Trump has done anything improper.
At 9:22 p.m., Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett said that in his view, some of the Page-Strzok texts demonstrate criminal conduct.
Investigative reporter Sara A. Carter said that the present “special counsel” probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller was based on “a pretext.” Jarrett called the alleged framing of Trump and his aides “the Russia hoax.”
Giuliani was Hannity’s guest at 9:30, when he said that as a former DOJ official himself, he feels “shame” at the agency’s current state.
There are more text messages to be released next week, Hannity said.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.