Transcript: The Republicans, many of them are all too desperate to distract attention from the Russia probe. And try to put the government on trial. This has been a strategy for quite some time now, and even when any have no basis to do it, it doesn’t stop them from making the most scandalous accusations against these professionals at the FBI.
Pete: That is ranking member Adam Schiff of the intelligence committee on the house. The Democrats will be releasing their own memo about what they think they know. Republicans, of course, the release the memo movement around the FISA surveillance looks like this week it may actually be.
Pete: We don’t know that it may be mid to late week. According to sources in Washington. Because I covered this all week long. What we need to do is ask someone who has an opinion about it. That is Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent. And someone that needs no introduction here. Dan, what do you think about releasing that memo?
You know, that memo is going to frighten Americans. I was listening to that Schiff clip by the way. This guy is the slimest of the slimy in the swamp. How disgusting. Guys, let’s be clear about what happened here. I know this is a complicated case. The Obama Administration used police state powers to spy on Donald Trump. That’s not in dispute. What’s in dispute is how it happened. And how it happened is what’s going to be likely detailed in this memo. And should scare everyone. One other point is what scares me is the police state having been a federal agent myself and knowing the power of the federal government, what scares me more is that the hacks in the liberal media and liberals up in Congress aren’t scared of the police state like I am anymore. Very disturbing.
Rachel: Right. It’s weird. Adam Schiff is basically saying I don’t want to use my powers of oversight as a congressman, which they have the power. That’s the power we give them as people. They don’t want to use it and the media is gone with this story line hook, line and sinker saying basically if you question the tactics of the FBI or the doj in this investigation, somehow you’re unamerican.
Rachel, Schiff has lied about this memo multiple times now. He is deliberating manipulating the American public to get them to believe what happened didn’t happen. Facts aren’t partisan. Either the Obama Administration applied for warrants to spy on the trump team or they didn’t. That doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or Democrat. He has already tried a few narrative, Schiff by the way, Russian bots were promoting this on Twitter that was proved to be false. Then he moved onto the narrative this is going to be interference by trump if he releases. This this is nonsense. Trump has constitutional rights, too. You may not like his politics but is he a citizen of the United States. The government was unleashed on him during the Obama years. Make no mistake.
Griff: Dan, I have got to change topics just a little bit with you because I have been covering all week long this story and also the immigration debate. The White House has a plan out there now more than doubles what Democrats have been asking for. Democrats are outright refusing it going what I would say is probably overplaying their hand, just calling it a racist ransom note. What do you make of this plan put forth? It’s a legislative framework. We are going to hear more about it on Monday. What do you make of what you have seen so far?
Well, I’m not a supporter of DACA amnesty at all. I just want to be open and honest with our audience. I think trump baited the left in on this one. I think he put out a reasonable plan that was a first offer to see how the Democrats would respond. And, of course, what — how did they respond? How they always respond. With hyperbole and hilarity. Nancy Pelosi out there saying make the country white again. Do you understand, guys, the Democrats have nothing. Okay? Their policies are so ridiculous they could never put them on a campaign sign. With tacks, give us your money. Healthcare, give us your healthcare. Education, give us your kids. And immigration, give us your votes. That’s all they care about.
Griff: Let me push back on you a little bit though. Why are conservatives and you say you are begins DACA. Why are you against DACA? More than 70% of the country want to do something compassionate for these young dreamers and this is the White House saying okay, I hear you, America. We’re going to give you what you want. But I want a wall. I want border security. And I want chain migration, which by the way brought over 7 million illegals in to this country in the last decade, why are you against DACA?
Because my wife came here legally, griff. And it took a lot of money and it took a lot of time. And it took a lot of work. And if you can explain to me a reasonable reason why she should have come here legally, if she could have gotten the exact same benefit from just walking across the border and announcing she is here, I’m all ears. But I haven’t heard any reasonable explanation yet.
Pete: As a conservative, what are you looking for next in this?
In the immigration debate?
I would like to seat Democrats come back to the table with some reasonable proposal. If the only thing we can get is the original Goodlatte bill some trade-off for a limited number of DACA recipients in exchange for wiping out the Visa lottery, chain migration, and a strong border wall, then I think a lot of Republicans — conservatives would be all ears. The Democrats aren’t being reasonable on this. They don’t want to be. They will never ever give trump a win. They don’t care. They are taking up a scorched Earth policy.
Griff: We have got to leave it there Dan weighing in. Always energized.