Hannity on Nunes' Letter to Sessions: 'The Scandal Is Getting Bigger and Bigger'
In his opening monologue Thursday night, Sean Hannity reacted to a letter House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailing how the FBI may have broken bureau protocols and violated criminal statutes by using unverified information during the 2016 election to obtain a surveillance warrant on a Trump campaign aide.
Nunes listed five criminal statutes that were possibly violated, including conspiracy, obstruction of justice and contempt of court. It also cites statutes that make it a crime to willfully deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution and another preventing unauthorized electronic surveillance.
Hannity noted that the FBI itself in its Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide acknowledges, "The accuracy of information contained within FISA applications is of the utmost importance. ... Only documented and verified information may be used to support FBI applications [FISA] to the court [FISC].
Hannity pointed out that Nunes asked Sessions whether these protocols requiring verified information have changed, and if not, what steps the DOJ or FBI have taken to hold the officials behind the application accountable.
"What this means is the scandal is getting bigger and bigger, unlike [any] abuse of power we have ever seen in the history of this country," Hannity said. "That's why we are unpeeling layer after layer of this onion."
Hannity went on to talk about the abuses with Mark Levin, who said the FISA court was abused and misled and action must be taken.
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