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enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and group think. have the best weekend with the ones you love. some things are more important than politics. back monday and tucker carlson today starts then. we will see you then. >> sean: welcome to a special edition of "hannity." the biden administration failures i am dan bongino in for sean. the biden administration failures are mounting including the crisis at the southern border where tens of thousands of migrants are flowing into the country. sarah carter will join us with shocking new images. first it was one of the worst press conferences ever conducted
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by a sitting u.s. president. for more than an hour joe biden stood in front of the world and struggled to get words out. at times he seemed lost and confused and frequently became agitated despite cheat sheets in front of him. ari fleischer said it was bewildering to see biden read answers from a script. he had a large piece of paper with reporters with pictures preranked. peter doocy did not make that list. taking tough questions for fox news is a big no-no for a guy who can barely complete a co herrent thought. today is here how jen psaki circled back to the issue. >> we noticed any time the president has an event where he is given a list of reporters to call on, fox is the only member
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of the 5 networks that has never been on the list in front of the president. i am curious is that official administration policy. >> we are having a conversation. >> yes. >> do i take questions from you? >> yes. >> has the president taken questions from you since he came into office? >> only when i have shouted after he goes through his whole list. the president has been generous with his time with fox. i am curious about this list he is given. only member of the 5 network pool never on dating back to the campaign. >> i am happy to have this conversation with you. >> dan: a little recap here. joe took zero questions from fox and read from cheat sheets on almost every answer and still joe biden managed to lie over and over again.
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he lied about the border and about taxes. he lied about china and biden's vow to unite the country, that was a lie too. >> if you run will vice-president harris be on your ticket? >> i expect that to be the case. she is doing a great job. she is a great partner. >> do you believe you will be running against former president trump? >> i don't think about it. i have no idea. do you? i know you don't have to answer my questions. do you. >> dan: joe biden is in way over his head. about the liberal media doesn't care. they support him no matter what he does. watch this. -- >> many families say they are coming because this is a more compassionate administration and the president did not back away
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from that. he said this is who we are. >> he did not turn back when asked about being a good guy. he embraces that part of the argument. >> it goes back to covid. it's the only piece of news he intended to make. he made it. there was not a single question on it which tells you there is not any negative questions to ask. a press corps and you about charges. -- challenges. covid-19 is going well. >> if you were an american and you watched that you noticed a change of tone. you heard somebody that was trying to bring americans together. >> dan: joining us now with reaction fox news contributor joe and former white house press secretary ari fleischer. ari fleischer you have experience with white house
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briefings. what i find interesting about these briefings, and joe mentioned it yesterday, the media becomes adversarial when it's a republican and raise questions in the form of propaganda when it's a democrat. you are such a wonderful guy. that's why people are coming here? was that a question. >> it was soft ball with joe biden and spit ball with donald trump. a reporter is supposed to be fair and neutral. let's do an experiment. let's say that donald trump is still president, mitch mcconnell was the majority leader of the senate and republicans controlled the house. and mitch mcconnell said we will abolish the filibuster. i think it's racist. it interferes with us getting our republican agenda through. we are pro-life.
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we will change america. do you think the press would be cheerleading him on for getting rid of the filibuster. they would have said you are stomping on minority rights. the press would have been offended. it would have shown in every question they asked. here roll over and make your case. we will put the ball on. >> dan: you were on fire and did a great job. you called it a disgrace. i agree with you. one of the things i found offensive about the media in the new biden era, are are the fact checkers. joe, if donald trump said i had a diet coke for lunch. we are fact checking. it was diet pepsi. where are the fact checkers now. they disappeared.
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>> after every trump appearance the cnn fact checker would be at the ready. you could find snowden before you could find cnn fact checkers at this point. the press's questions were meek and vague. the president had to look at a list of reporters with their photos next to it, in order who to call on. the leader of the free world is afraid to call on fox news reporters who ask tough questions. president xi and putin and china and russia are paying attention. who are we dealing with? he is afraid of his own press corp. we can do whatever we want now. how could he stand up to us. and chuck said there are no negative questions on covid. they only ask questions when it's challenging.
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i have a question on covid. i am the parent of a 5 and 7-year-old. mr. president you said you would reopen schools and listen to the science and the data. your own cdc director says it's safe to reopen now. what do you say to parents? you assigned your vice-president kamala harris to pick the crisis at the border that you won't call a crisis. yet she compared i.c.e. to the kkk, and asked when a reporter asked when you are going to visit the border? those are questions that could have been asked. instead we saw cotton candy
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questions. it was the grapefruit league. grapefruit is big as softballs but softer. they had 9 weeks to prepare for this. this is what we got yesterday. it was a disgrace. that's what i called it yesterday. >> dan: i see your energy hasn't dissipated from yesterday. >> [laughing]. that and 5 hour energy not a good combination. >> dan: ari fleischer, one thing i find offensive about the media's coverage is the lack of the follow-up. with the trump administration everything was a follow-up if it wasn't an interruption first. they don't follow-up. what he said about the trump tax cuts were off. but you get a question and everybody moves on. >> here's the core problem, the
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white house press corp, they line up in agreement with the democratic policy agenda. when it comes to spending increases, the press corp is for it and against tax cuts. when it comes to what donald trump did on the border the press thought it was wrong. what joe biden is doing they think is right. they will tell you they are neutral and don't have opinions. they have opinions. when a president is a republican or donald trump before the press, the press is fast to interrupt and challenge and ask the follow-ups. did anybody follow-up with joe biden when he said he said it was racist. was barack obama a racist when he filibustered? they are just content to roll along.
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they are not offended by joe biden's policies. they were offended by trump policies and republican policies and conservative policy. it's who they are. it's the original sin about who goes into journalism in the first place. that's why i would so much rather be a democrat dealing with the press any day than a republican. they back you on policy and roll over on all of the rest. >> dan: yes. sad to see. joe, have some tea and get some rest. ari, thank you both. let's turn to biden's crisis on the southern border. last night senator ted cruz lead a delegation to the rio grande in texas where they encountered cartel members. watch this. >> we are on the ng of the river. -- edge of the river. the other side of the river is
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mexico. we have seen cartel members human traffickers yelling and taunting the border patrol because they know under the current policy of the biden administration they can flood over. they get $5,000 a person to smuggle them into this country and the biden administration releases them. >> dan: according to susan collins the mexican cartels are controling who comes across the border and drug smuggling are in control. over-crowded border stations are packed with men, women and children. sarah carter is live in texas. >> hi, i am here in roma, texas.
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behind me there is a makeshift processing center because so many people have been flooding through this small border town. i want to show you something. within less than 5 minutes i picked up all of these arm bands. they are given to the migrants crossing illegally by the drug cartels. they say you got here. these are issued by human trafficking organizations and they tag them like cattle and they charge them various prices. according to the texas department of public safety and the border patrol, i spent sometime with the tdepartment of public safety through governor abbott is filling in the gasps for the border patrol on land,
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sea and air -- caps. look at this. what is the national security implications of these cartels in mexico? >> right now we have an increase in criminal activities. they are expoiting the current situation. >> you are dealing with an increase in young women and children. it has to be a challenge. >> it's very challenging. the cartel members don't like the interception of deterring what they are trying to bring across, narcotics or migrants. that's money lost on their end. >> right here is where they cross. most of the people. >> you can see down below where
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people were camped out. you see something going on like a cartel fight. do you see anything unusual? >> we have had them point guns at us. we just have to move out of the area. >> what about the ones that don't [inaudible]? >> we normally don't patrol this area. there are a bunch of people over here. and more people down here. those are the ones you want to catch see whying they are trying to get away. -- see why. our manpower is stretched thin. >> as i am talking to you right now, i can hear people behind me in the brush coming through. it's incredible. you hear the dogs barking and the people moving.
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they walk up and turn themselves into border patrol behind me. last night i spent time with 19 senators that showed up here to see what was going on. senator ted cruz and lindsey graham and ron johnson and others who were here because they then is a crisis. they know this is a problem. even last night with senator ted cruz i ran into a group of migrants in the darkness. they came out to me. they were scared and frightened. i told them i am not law enforcement and i am a journalist and they were willing to talk to me. take a quick look at what we did last night. you see what is happening here. what goes through your mind? >> it's heart breaking. it's a crisis that is unfolding and it's getting worse and worse every day. >> the most insanely dangerous and dumbest thing i have ever
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seen. this was a sign put down by the federal government to let illegal immigrants know where to turn themselves in. >> this is a man made disaster and joe biden made this disaster. >> dan, that night, we could hear the smugglers yelling at us. taunting us. they were screaming and laughing and making fun. they thought it was probably just border patrol and they were dumping people off on to the banks. children as young as 3 years old. think about that. little children in the middle of the night in some of the most dangerous situations and terrain. people will be crossing in a little bit. the smugglers and the drug cartels are moving drugs and other contraband on other areas of the border. we will be back monday night with a full package. we will work through the weekend. neighbors came out to talk to me.
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they said they have never seen anything like this. this is a small border town in roma, texas. they have people in the back of their yards huddled up in the middle of the night and see families walking through and they are terrified. there are not just good families but some really bad people. join us monday night. >> dan: sarah carter, thank you. you are doing tremendous work covering this exploding crisis. coming up the crisis at the border is getting worse. joe biden continues to push his dangerous america last agenda and the media mob is covering for him. reaction next. want to brain better? unlike ordinary memory supplements— neuriva has clinically proven ingredients that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try our new gummies for 30 days and see the difference.
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>> ♪ ♪ >> dan: welcome back to
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"hannity." as the crisis at the border worsens by the day the biden administration restricts media access to the holding facilities. the person biden put in charge of the border vice-president kamala harris had a different view when trump was when the white house. >> thank god for a free and independent press. in texas and california and at the border and giving the american public of what is really happening as opposed to the rhetoric out of this administration. >> dan: but the corrupt and partisan media spins for joe biden and his border failures the "washington post" was forced to correct a headline that claimed there was no migrant surge and a memo from the associated press shows they warned their staffers not to call the situation at the border
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a crisis. also new tonight. the vhs secretary is reaffirming their commitment to daca to give a path to citizenship to the dreamers who know the u.s. is their home. joining me is dana and fox news contributor leslie. this immigration topic is hot with me all the time. dana, congrats on the extension of your radio contract. there will be a lot of laughs. >> congrats to you too. dan and i go way back. >> dan: way, way back. i will start with you on this. this is not a seasonal surge here. the biden administration has trouble with the facts. when you look at the pure data
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here we have never seen numbers like this crossing in this season in a surge ever. i they are trying you remember -- they are lying. >> the view played of kamala harris a couple of years ago. there is a huge difference. at the peak of the obama administration there are 6 or 7 times i hear fluctuations but it's way more than at the peak of the obama administration and we are not even into the major crossing time which is towards the end of spring when border patrol says they see the most people crossing. we are hearing from democrat mayors on border towns. they were critical of trump and celebrated joe biden when he was elected into office. now you see mayors, democrat
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mayors saying wait a minute you are overloading us. we don't have the budget to handle what these policies have done. we are seeing the same lack of resource we saw but 6 to 7 times worse crisis. it's a crisis. the associated is telling journalists only quote crisis if it's someone you are quoting. the longer they refuse to accurately report the worse it gets and the more suspicious they make the public. >> dan: i agree. leslie, this is obviously a crisis. everybody can see what is happening on camera. if you don't acknowledge a crisis it seems to me you are know interested in solving it. do you agree or disagree this is a crisis? >> i said all along it's a crisis. it's not what you call it. it's what you do about it. look at numbers.
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i want to talk about the media. before this segment and other shows that i did today, when you look at the push back and even cnn fact checked joe biden when said he was wrong about unaccompanied minors and said that the minors and immigrant families were being turned around at a higher rate. it's 41%. overall 70% are being turned away. it's not democrat or republican. they have to work together. one problem is asylum. you have to be in the united states to apply for asylum. that could be changed not by the president of the united states. it has to be done by the congressional body. politicizing this is beneficial for the republicans. but at the end of the day it doesn't solve the immigration
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problem which needs a multi-facetted legislative approach. asylum is just one of the many issues. there is a backlog. why are these people leaving? and more. with regard to the drug cartel, if you go online and do all of the research and you look at the numbers for 17 years we have dealt with drug cartels and crossing is highest in january, february and march even at the checkpoints. >> dan: i get that. facts and data matter. you believe in numbers, right? i have the numbers right here. in the last season, 66,000 the peak during the season of the trump administration. we now have had 100,000 under biden. it's not even close. we have not had a number like that in the last 10 years.
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if facts and data matter by what metric is this not an exploding crisis? >> i understand the arguments that some make. there are more variables that go into this. it intimates that the united states has to solve the economic crisis of every other country. not every other country openss its borders to let everyone in. we choose to be more deliberate about the people coming in. republicans and democrats have kicked the can down the road. the problem is the way the press is covering. i remember back in 2017 there
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were articles talking about the cost of keeping kids in cages. that was one of the phrases used. nobody is talking about that now. you don't see any articles in the press about that. you don't see democrats down in the border crying in parking lots in front of chain link fences. the media coverage is different and that's driving this. that's why people are suspicious of the media. it occurrence our national security and our residents that live at the border and our tax dollars too. >> dan: yes, leslie, i am just out of time. great debate. thanks, i appreciate it. coming up is nancy pelosi trying to steal a house seat from the gop? of course. a senator will be here and another day and another scandal for zero experience hunter.
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steve scalise will join us next.
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>> dan: nancy pelosi and the power of democrats are continuing their quest to steal a house seat in iowa. a republican was already certified as the winner. but the democratic candidate is launching an effort backed by pelosi under the federal contested election results to overturn the results can she lost by 6 votes. pelosi is not trying to hide this power grab. she wants credit for how she handled it all. take a look. >> if you lost a race by 6 votes, wouldn't you like to say there must be some way we can
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count this. do not seat the person. you are naming a few who say let's move on. people said why should we seat somebody when it would be allowable to say we are not seating the member from iowa. we did do not that. >> dan: let's be crystal clear. democrats want to overturn a state certified election and they are not trying to hide it. voters in iowa should decide who represents them and not nancy pelosi. here on explain more is iowa senator. there is history here. in 1985 the democrats did this before. they have the right to seat their own members and stole an election. that did not end well. the republican revolution followed. i don't think this will end well
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either if they are allowed to do this. >> right. i would agree, dan. this is the worst of worst when it comes to hypocrisy. we have an election that was certified at the state level by a bipartisan board in this election. bipartisan and yet here the democratic opponent wants to take this to nancy pelosi not through the iowa court system as required by law but to nancy pelosi a partisan to overturn this it election. >> dan: senator, just to be clear, you said something important. a bipartisan board of canvassers. i believe it was 5-0 said the republican won the election. i am not making this up. it was a 5-0 unanimous?
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>> yes, they were counted and certified at the county level and went to the state level. that's where the bipartisan board said everything was done properly and miller won this election fair and square. that doesn't sit well with the democrats nor the opponent rita heart. -- hart. she went straight to nancy pelosi to overturn that seat. >> dan: quick question. how is this going down in iowa on the ground? i live in florida. on the ground in iowa, the perception this has to be terrible of this attempted theft of a congressional seat? >> yes, even democrats in the
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second district said that if nancy pelosi overturns this election, it would be a very bad thing. they don't agree with it at all. those are democrats saying that. >> dan: that's good to hear. senator, thanks for joining us. we are also learning more about the bizarre 2018 gun incident surrounding hunter biden and his late brother's widow involving a fire arm tossed behind a grocery store. according to the "new york post" texts from hunter biden suggested that the secret service was involved despite contrary claims from the agency. "she stole the gun and threw it in a garbage can and told me it was my problem to deal with." hunter continued:
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there issine more. in new documents hunter may have lied on his federal form about his past drug use when he answered no about drugs and substance abuse. today senators grassley and johnson sent letters to the secret service demanding answers about the incident. we reached out to hunter biden's lawyer for comment but have yet to hear anything back. the secret service denied the agency was involved in the gun store incident. joining me is steve scalise and charlie hurt. this is contributing to the growing perception in america there are 2 sets of rules for
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the elite and for everyone else. we are reading hunter biden's own texts. >> there are a number of serious concerns raised when you read that political article. it mentions multiple violations of federal law not the least of which if he lied about drug use on the federal form and throwing a gun in the trash can. if you read the article about the conversations with police, it sounds like he was getting testy with police because they were asking him basic questions. there were slurs made about people here from mexico. a lot of things in the police report that are alarming. president biden is talking about passing more gun control and yet you have a case of his son who broke multiple laws and gets off scot-free. what is the secret service have
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to do with it this? it joe biden didn't have secret service protection at the time but they tried to pull the gun records from the gun store. luckily the gun store owner does not give them those records. we should not make had harder for law-abiding citizens. stop people who break the law from getting away with it scot-free. >> dan: the irony here is so thick. charlie, if this was a story -- forget about don junior. if this was about don junior's cousin's friend's neighbor and don had a hot dog at his house this would be a front page story. but because it's hunter biden it will receive a light touch.
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>> the massive cover-up for the bidens is something we have never witnessed before. it's appalling. i know a lot of gun owners. i don't know anybody who would throw a weapon away in a trash can in a high traffic area like that in the first place. in the second place, i don't know who would lie on a form. the fact you have a clear question about whether hunter biden did lie on the form raises important questions that obviously need to be answered. the most important part of all is here we are in a time that joe biden and democrats are talking unlike they talked ever before about going after law-abiding gun owners and making it harder for them who would never do any of these things to prevent them and
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curtail their abilities to protect themselves and their families and their neighbors. this is just the way the bidens roll. it's disgusting. we have to get to the bottom of it. the reason why politicians do this, they go for the shiny object and come up with new rules, it's an admission they have failed to enforce all of the laws that are currently on the books. that's usually how bad things wind up happening. >> dan: good point. congressman, any appetite whatsoever on the hill to investigate this family anymore snp how much will this guy get away with? -- the accusations are the stuff of legend. pay offs from russian oligarchs. if this anyone close to trump it
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would be a cosmic scandal. >> there is a request made for this to be investigated. i am waiting for the biden justice department to investigate. if you replaced the word biden with trump and read that article, every newspaper in the country would be all over. it would be the lead story and yet crickets. people are watching this. it's like the double standard with so many of the democrat officials who break the rules. they tell you to live bry one set of rules and they live by another. they are trying to take away our gun rights in washington and the president of the united states himself is talking about going nuclear and blowing up the filibuster in the senate to get gun control and make it harder for you to get a gun and his own
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son violated multiple laws. enforce the laos the books instead of going after people who are not breaking the laws. >> dan: thanks. follow up on that. america needs accountability. coming up the latest on joe biden's soft stance on china plus the former cdc director believes he knows where covid originated. we will tell you where as this special edition of "hannity" continues. i have jaybirds that come when i call. i know how important it is to feed your body good nutrition. i heard about prevagen and i heard about the research behind it. taking prevagen, i have noticed that i can think clearly. my memory is better. i can say that prevagen is one of the most outstanding supplements i've ever taken. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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>> ♪ ♪ >> dan: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity." the biden administration soft on china stance is becoming more obvious. in his press conference yesterday biden welcomes
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competition with china but doesn't want a confrontation. really? china confronted the u.s. and stealing our intellectual property and will beijing ever be held accountable for spreading the deadly coronavirus? tonight a former cdc director believes the virus escaped from a chinese research lab. take a look. >> i am of the point of view that i still think the most likely cause of this pathogen in wuhan was from a laboratory. escaped. other people don't believe that. that's fine. science will figure it out. it's not unusual for respiratory pathogens to infect the liberty worker. >> dan: joining us to explain
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more is an author gordon chiang and former department national security advisor kt mcfarland. i thought this was a conspiracy theory. we were told a year ago when we covered this story this could have leaked from a lab. we were nuts. now we a former cdc director saying we may not be crazy after all. >> yes. the former director of the cdc he is a virologist by trade. he is not just a scientist or doctor. he made his career studying viruss, you take it seriously. what i look at, dan, if i look -- what really happened and
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not what the chinese have said but done. when the virus showed up, they pushed aside the chinese cdc and world health organization people and the chinese military took over control of it. number 2 they shut down but you. -- wuhan. they encouraged international travel in and out of wuhan. when a country tried to shut the borders with china like president trump did, they called him a racist. it makes the chinese look guilty. to add to it, they never let international scientists if. they are just now letting scientists in but not american scientists. >> dan: one of the things going on at this chinese research facility were gain of function experiments.
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they try to make a virus more lethal. kind of an interesting component to this story, no? >> well, certainly. it was of the just gain of function experiments, it was on coronaviruses and they stored more than 1500 strains. they didn't adhere to safety protocols and the first known case of coronavirus according to beijing occurred just a few miles from the wuhan institute of virology. the first known case had nothing to do with the sea food market. you put all of this together about china sending the top biological expert to it head the lab there to clean it up. it seems no unrealistic to assume it was just a transfer.
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it had to come from the lab. beijing was not interested in finding the source of the coronavirus because they knew where it came from. >> dan: can we ever trust china again? >> i would not. china acquired the dna data of the majority of the american people. >> dan: gordon you said this for a while. way ahead of the curve. more of this special edition of "hannity" right after the break. our retirement plan with voya, keeps us moving forward.
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♪ ♪ >> welcome back to the special edition of "hannity." quick programming note starting may 24th i'll be launching my radio show. monday through friday on radio
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stations across the country. it's an honor. unfortunately that's all the time we have left for tonight. thanks for joining us, we appreciated. laura ingraham is up next on sean's back on monday. hope you have a great weekend. ♪ ♪ >> laura: i'm laura ingraham and this is a special town hall edition of the "the ingraham angle." it's been 375 days since americans were told that it would take 15 to slow the spread when most schools were shuttered. a year our kids in front of computer screens more than a year that are kid's mental health suffered, knowledge lost, proms and graduations missed. it is a mom of three, school age kids, fifth, seventh, ninth grade, i've seen and felt it firsthand and that's why am here.
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