“I’M GONNA LOOK AT IT”
by Sharon Rondeau
All Florida counties other than those aforementioned have finished their recounts of votes cast in the November 6 election, according to Sen. Marco Rubio, who was a guest on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” just before “Hannity” commenced at 9:00 p.m. ET. Recounts were mandated by state law for three races — Florida Agriculture Secretary, U.S. Senator, and governor — given that opposing candidates were separated by less than .5% after polls closed.
It was suggested before Election Day that current Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley may relinquish his post in favor of chairing the Finance Committee, paving the way for Graham to assume the chairmanship.
Hannity also asked Graham if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Russia collusion” probe is winding down, to which Graham said, “I feel good about everything right now.”
On Tuesday, Hannity reported that the White House would be submitting written answers to Mueller’s questions about what Trump may or may not have known about anyone in his campaign “colluding” with Russian operatives before the 2016 election.
At 9:30 p.m. ET, Hannity asked Graham if as chairman, he would re-examine the FBI’s 2016 investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as Obama’s secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. On July 5, 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey gave a presser in which he declared that no recommendation of Clinton to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution would be made. “No reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey asserted at the time, to the surprise of many Americans.
Earlier this year, Hannity reported that more than two dozen FBI agents were willing to testify to Congress as to their observations of the Clinton probe by the agency.
“I’m gonna look at it,” Graham said.
Later in the show, investigative reporter Sara A. Carter expressed confidence in Graham’s pledge to look into the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s use of the private, unsecured server over which she sent classified information.
Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett, who appeared with Carter, opined that Graham would be effective as committee chairman. Jarrett has said on many occasions that the Mueller probe is illegitimate based on conflicts he sees with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to the post of “Special Counsel” after Comey was fired.
Jarrett has described Rosenstein as “a witness” to Comey’s firing since he wrote the letter recommending that the Trump administration fire Comey in May 2017.
Carter said that her sources say Mueller’s probe is in its final stages. While no evidence of “collusion” has been found by Trump or his campaign aides, Carter said, “there may be some indictments.” She mentioned the names “Roger Stone” and “Jerome Corsi,” the latter of whom said on his Monday webcast that he expects to be indicted within the next week.
Corsi did not host his 5:00 p.m. one-hour show Tuesday or Wednesday.