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SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR (voice-over): Tonight --

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future.

HANNITY: President-elect Trump goes to the White House to start the transition of power. Laura Ingraham is here tonight with reaction.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is she innocent or is she guilty?

HANNITY: Then Hillary Clinton's legal problems are far from over. Will she be pardoned by President Obama?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't think President Obama should pardon her.

HANNITY: Rudy Giuliani is here tonight to weigh in?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a moment filled with fear.

HANNITY: And the mainstream media and liberals are freaking out about Trump's decisive victory. Judge Janine (inaudible) and Sheriff David Clark will have reaction. All of that plus Reince Priebus and Dr. Benjamin Carson. HANNITY starts right here, right now.


HANNITY: And welcome to HANNITY. So after President-elect Donald Trump's decisive victory, he now has a mandate to act on behalf of you, the American people. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be here in just a minute with reaction.

But first, my advice to Donald Trump tonight is move fast and keep all of your promises. Earlier today, President-elect Trump met at the White House with President Obama to discuss the transition of power.

I'm sure Obama extended an olive branch in a last ditch attempt to try and preserve whatever legacy he has. Now the president can play nice all he wants, but make no mistake about it, Democrats want Trump to fail.

They will do everything they could do to stop him. Remember, it was only a few days ago, they're playing all nice today, that Obama was saying this.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief. We cannot elect a president who vilifies minorities, who mocks Americans with disabilities, who calls immigrants criminals and rapists.

If you accept the support of Klan sympathizers before your president, then you'll accept their support after you're president. Donald Trump is uniquely unqualified to hold the job.


HANNITY: Don't forget about how President Obama really feels about Republicans.


OBAMA: I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors, talk to them whether they're independent or whether they are Republican, I want you to argue with them and get in their face.

I don't want the folks who created the mess, I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.

Middle class families up in front. We can't -- we don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they got to sit in the back.


HANNITY: Got to sit in back. So inclusive when he won. Remember he often said I won. We won, said that a lot. Now keep all of that in mind. This isn't about coming together with Democrats. This is about completely dismantling his disastrous agenda.

That's going to mean this, repealing, replacing Obamacare, replace it with free market solutions to lower premiums and give you the American people real choices about your future health care.

That also means building that border wall, stopping illegal immigration so that Americans won't be competing for jobs with illegal immigrants who are driving down wages.

That means he's got to follow up on appointing originalists to the Supreme Court, like Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, justices who believe in coequal branches of government, separation of powers, who will follow the constitution the way the foundered intended it to be followed.

Now Trump as laid out and put out a very strong list of potential Supreme Court picks. He should stick to the list. It also means his agenda on energy independence, approving the Keystone Excel pipeline and lifting restrictions on drilling and fracking so we don't have to pretend to be friends with countries that hate our guts.

Not to mention that this will create millions of jobs for Americans that desperately need them. It also means draining the swamp, reducing the size of government, eliminating bureaucratic ways, fraud and abuse, and getting or exploding debt under control, stop robbing our kids blind.

It means lowering taxes, simplifying the tax code, he said seven brackets to three. It means identifying who America's enemies are and who they really are and not be afraid to use the term radical Islam.

Also it means extreme vetting of refugees so they won't put American lives at risk. It means, of course, no more common core in school, send education back to the states and it also means remembering the millions of forgotten Americans, the people who have been left behind or completely ignored for decades by career politicians, the media, and the global elites.

I call it the forgotten man election and it's time to make free trade deals, lower the corporate tax rate, allow companies to repatriate trillions of dollars from overseas so that we can build factories and manufacturing centers and create millions of jobs here.

Here with reaction now, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. There's a lot of rumors about you these days --

RUDY GIULIANI, FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR: Rumors are rumors. The agenda you've outlined he's absolutely going to do.

HANNITY: He's committed to.

GIULIANI: Yes. I spent 130 days on the road with him. Sometimes we were the only ones up at 1:00 in the morning because the kids would go to sleep. I love that. Both me and I loved it because we were older than both of them.

The thing about Donald Trump that the American people will get to know, and I think he's going to become more and more popular is, he is exactly what he says he is. Sometimes that got him in trouble, as we know.

But everything he promised he believes in. It's not one of these, you know, I'm for the Keystone pipeline and then I'm against the Keystone pipeline. He's in favor of it. He's going to do it.

He is dead set on renegotiating those trade agreements. You didn't mention the Iran agreement. He considers the Iran agreement the dumbest, stupidest --

HANNITY: Did you see what the Iranians said? The Iranians said he has to keep it.

GIULIANI: No, he doesn't. The president never submitted it to congress as he should have under Article 2 Section 2 of the United States Constitution. It's a treaty. I invite the people at home to go get out "The Federalist" papers and read "Federalist" paper 75 where Hamilton defines a treaty. This is a treaty. When it's not a treaty, just signed by the president, the next president can repudiate it like that.

HANNITY: How many items off the top of your head on day one, you know, executive orders can he wipe out?

GIULIANI: I haven't counted them, I would say easily 50.

HANNITY: Right away including executive amnesty.

GIULIANI: Executive amnesty, all kinds of powers that were given to EPA, the Congress --


GIULIANI: Give to the EPA, which is how he revives the energy industry. The energy industries is being crushed by the EPA and they're being crushed by things that Congress wouldn't pass that Obama signed into so-call law by executive order. Most of that will get struck down by the courts two or three years from now. A President Trump can just sign a paper and get rid of it.

HANNITY: Let's go back to September 8th, 1974, then President Gerald Ford, let me read, "I, Gerald Rord, president of the United States pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article 2 Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution have granted and by the present and grant full, free and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon has committed or may have taken part in during the period from January 20, '69 through August 9th, 1974."

Now a lot of people have said to me today, well, wait a minute, Hillary has not been charged.

GIULIANI: That doesn't matter.

HANNITY: If you become the attorney general, Donald Trump has been very clear that we can't have a two-tier justice system and that these issues about the e-mail server and the foundation will be pursued.

GIULIANI: Yes. Also the foundation investigation is still going on.

HANNITY: Do you think Obama will pardon her? Does he have the ability to?

GIULIANI: He does.

HANNITY: Is it absolute?

GIULIANI: In my view and my reading of the constitution, which don't take it as gospel, but I know it fairly well, I believe the president's pardon power is absolute. We're constitutionalists so we would like for it not to be, but it is. Theoretically, he could pardon her for basically anything - -

HANNITY: She has done.

GIULIANI: That has already happened. He can't pardon her obviously for something she does in the future, but anything she has already done.

HANNITY: Amazing. If you were the attorney general --

GIULIANI: What about Abedin, Cooper, Mills, Pagliano, the guys who took the Fifth and apparently committed perjury. Wikileaks, you've got the proof of the perjury. There's a whole group of them out there that the Justice Department, an honest Justice Department would be pursuing. And I can tell you that the FBI is pursuing it.

HANNITY: There will be some Republicans that say you've got to focus on the agenda, this will be a distraction, let Clinton go.

GIULIANI: There's an argument to be made for that, but there's also an argument to be made for equal justice under the law, which is how do you not prosecute some of these and then go ahead and prosecute Martha Steward for one count of lying to the FBI?

HANNITY: Or this guy in the jail now --

GIULIANI: How do you prosecute the guy in jail for taking pictures of that submarine?

HANNITY: Six pictures.

GIULIANI: He sent them to his mom, right?

HANNITY: No. He just had them in his phone. He took them for himself in a submarine and phones were allowed to be in the submarine and he's spending a year in jail right now.

GIULIANI: So how do you prosecute him and then you don't prosecute this case assuming it turns out to be as substantial as some of the FBI agents believed it is.

Remember, the investigation -- and Comey was very careful. He came to the conclusion on the e-mails that she shouldn't be prosecuted. First of all, that's not his decision to make. It's the Justice Department's decision to make. It was not really a definitive decision.

Secondly, the Clinton Foundation investigation is an ongoing investigation as far as I can tell being carried out by the New York Office of the FBI. That's going to sit on the desk of the next attorney general.

HANNITY: You were on the road as you said 130-plus days with Donald Trump during this campaign, been one of his closest friends and advisers. You went out and campaigned hard for him. Obviously, he will want you in his cabinet. Is there any particular position you want? Would you like --

GIULIANI: That's a discussion that Donald and I --

HANNITY: So Hannity is not allowed in that discussion?

GIULIANI: No. You're not allowed in that discussion. That is a very private discussion and there's a whole transition team and a whole process you have to go through and vetting and everything.

HANNITY: Is there any one position you'd prefer?

GIULIANI: Right now I'm pretty happy where I am. It would have to be something where I believe that only I could do that job.

HANNITY: If I'm Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani becomes the AG, I'm serious, I'd be scared to death because I do believe Donald Trump. He said he would pursue it. And if you're the attorney general and I'm Hillary Clinton, I would be scared to death because I know how good a prosecutor you were. I was here when you were mayor. I remember the old press conferences.

GIULIANI: Honestly, I was a better prosecutor than mayor.

HANNITY: You were a pretty good mayor.

GIULIANI: The mafia.

HANNITY: Yes, you went after the mob?

GIULIANI: (Inaudible), a number of --

HANNITY: You became friends with Milken, right?

GIULIANI: Milken and I are good friends now and I believe Milken is an excellent candidate for a pardon.

HANNITY: Wow. All right, Mr. Mayor --

GIULIANI: And that's based on the good works that he's done after his conviction. This is a case of a guy who learned his lesson and has really helped society.

HANNITY: All right. Thanks. He was the junk bonds guy. He does a lot of charity.

GIULIANI: And I know a few others like that. You and I are Catholics and we know that people can redeem themselves.

HANNITY: Absolutely.

GIULIANI: Some people can't.


GIULIANI: Some people can and you got to know how to distinguish between.

HANNITY: All right, Mr. Mayor, good to see you, thank you.

Up next tonight right here on HANNITY --


TRUMP: Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare.


HANNITY: Obamacare, a big fat government lie to you the American people. Donald Trump told you he will repeal it. He'll replace it. How does he plan to do that? We'll check in with Dr. Ben Carson.

And also later tonight, President-elect Trump, he promised to drain the swamp. Tonight, we speak with Laura Ingraham, Reince Priebus, and much more.


JACKIE IBANEZ, FOX NEWS: This is a Fox News alert. Another night of protests against President-elect Donald Trump underway in dozens of cities around the country. This is New York City. Hundreds of protesters are here gathered outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

The crowd holding up signs saying, quote, "not my president" and "divided states of America." Large crowds also taking to the streets in several cities on the west coast. In Portland, Oregon there's been some violence as they're taking over the highways.

And President-elect Trump lashing out at the demonstration via Twitter saying, quote, "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. Very unfair."

The supporters also taking to social media calling the demonstrators, quote, "hypocrites" for not accepting the democratic process. I'm Jackie Ibanez. Now back to HANNITY. For all of your headlines, log on to


TRUMP: Real change begins with the immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare. With Obamacare premiums are surging, companies are leaving, insurers are fleeing, doctors are quitting and deductibles are going right through the roof. We can repeal and replace Obamacare and save health care for every family in Michigan and throughout the United States of America. We have to do it.


HANNITY: All right. That is now President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail earlier this week promising to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is an issue weighing on the minds of many of the American people.

After it was announced that Obamacare premiums will once again skyrocket this coming year. Many people will be seeing double digit increases. How will the president-elect when he becomes president repeal and replace it?

Joining us now, former 2016 presidential candidate, Dr. Benjamin Carson. Dr. Carson, I read that you have been asked to be a part of this effort to repeal it and replace it. True?

DR. BEN CARSON, FORMER 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Of course. And of course, I would be extraordinarily happy to help with this. Health care is by far the most important thing that a person has. And you know, this announcement of this big increase, this is just the first trunch.

There's going to be several more. It's going to be completely unaffordable. It doesn't work. I think the people who put it together knew that it wouldn't work and that it would prime the people for acceptance of government controlled single pair systems. Fortunately, we've stopped that.

HANNITY: All right, we're going to repeal it. How do you transition people back to it? How do you create free market health savings accounts with competition, with portability that allows for pre-existing conditions? This is not an easy task, undoing this damage is going to be hard. Are you worried about transitional cost for people?

CARSON: It's not an easy task but, you know, we have models for how to do it. How to create health savings accounts using the same monies that we used to buy, you know, exhorbantly, expensive health insurance.

So that's a matter of putting the pieces together. Once that is done, you know, all you need then is your catastrophic health care which is going to be much, much cheaper. You know, the models are multiple. They will be worked out.

It will be very easy for people to understand and 80 percent of your encounters with the health care system are going to be between you and the system. Not some third party individual.

HANNITY: You know, one of the interesting things, I know this doctor in Wichita, Kansas, he actually set up his own cooperative and he buys medicines in bulk. He is available, him and his team, 24/7 for everybody in the cooperative. They all save money. They all get better care. They all get cheaper medicines.

CARSON: Of course.

HANNITY: You know, do you think you would be able to institutionalize that all around the country or something similar?

CARSON: Well, similar things because, of course, if the relationship is between the patient and the health care provider, you're going to bring the whole medical system into the free market and free market forces will control costs and quality. It will be much better in both of those instances.

HANNITY: Yes. All right. Will you take a position as health and human services secretary, surgeon general, would you take those positions if asked and have you been asked to take a position?

CARSON: We're discussing these things. You know, I personally feel that you can do a lot from outside. But if that were the only way that it could be done, you know, obviously I'm going to do what needs to be done to assist this administration.

HANNITY: So you have discussed it? You can say it. It's OK. You can share it with me.

CARSON: Yes, there have been discussions.

HANNITY: I happen to think it's a good choice, myself. You don't have to sell me on you, Dr. Carson. I'm a fan. This is going to be a difficult transition, but one that's necessary before this thing totally blows up, which it's kind of imploding now of its own weight. Dr. Carson, thanks --

CARSON: It's not going to be so difficult because it's going to be logical.

HANNITY: That's true. By the way, that's refreshing for Washington. Good to see you. Thank you, Dr. Carson.

Coming up next tonight right here on HANNITY.


TRUMP: I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.


HANNITY: President-elect Donald Trump met with President Obama at the White House today. Laura Ingraham, she weighs in next.

Plus the mainstream media and liberals generally are freaking out over President-elect Trump. Sheriff David Clark and Judge Jeanine Pirro will join in and weigh in later on in the program.



TRUMP: I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel. He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved. So, Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future. Thank you.


HANNITY: President-elect Donald Trump met with President Obama at the White House earlier today. Now Mr. Trump promised voters that he would drain the swamp. How is he going to do that?

Joining us now with reaction, editor-in-chief of LifeZette, Fox News contributor, nationally syndicated radio host, she put it all on the line this election. There's a group of people ready to go after her and yours truly.

To me I think it's simple for Mr. Trump but difficult on the other hand. I think he just follows through on his promises, follows up on his agenda, his contract, drain the swamp is one of them. He laid out that speech in Gettysburg. Will that be hard with the Republican Congress?

LAURA INGRAHAM, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, LIFEZETTE: I don't think so. I've talked to two or three people in leadership in the House and the Senate, and there's a palpable difference in tone and attitude. Everyone now is really excited about Trump being president, even those who were not all that thrilled, to say the least. So he's completely overnight changed the way the Republicans --

HANNITY: Isn't that amazing? Isn't that nice of them to come on board? I guess everybody likes a winner, right?

INGRAHAM: They do, Sean. It was frustrating, I think, just to back up a moment about this race because I think you were saying this, I was saying this. Just support the ticket and then you can debate about the nuances of policy if he wins.

If he doesn't win all of these things we're wanting to do is never going to happen. Support the nominee through good and bad. Don't abandon him when he's at his most difficult spot, which a lot of them did.

And now a lot of them are crawling back saying, I'm thrilled about this. I'm going to work hard for you. It's better later than never, but I think we have to be careful as he said --

HANNITY: The last ones on the ship will be the first ones off of the ship as soon as they hit any bumpy waters.

INGRAHAM: Right. I think that's really important for Trump to remember. He laid out some issues, you addressed them already on Obamacare, immigration, both the wall and reduction really in illegal immigration, the type of immigration policy we've seen over last couple of decades.

Since the 1960s we changed our immigration policy and most people aren't in favor of that. They want immigration to be controlled and work to the benefit of the American people. And that's a big undertaking. Obamacare, immigration, tax reform, these are, these are things that are non- negotiable. He has to do these now.

HANNITY: I think originalists, extreme vetting, I think building the wall, eliminating Obamacare, health savings accounts, three tax brackets instead of seven, lowering the corporate tax rate, energy independence and education back to the states. If he does that, he will change this country in deep and profound ways even though it sounds easy.

INGRAHAM: I think you're right. It will grow the economy, you throw in trade and limiting the foreign workers who are come into the country until wages start going up, all of those things will benefit the economy.

And as a side benefit but nevertheless very important for the Republicans is that it will build the Republican Party out into a populous pragmatic party.

When Trump can go into the inner city and say see, I did the things I said I was going to do and look at how people's lives are getting better, join us, continue to grow the movement that he started. That's when it gets really interesting.

HANNITY: You know, how multinational corporations have trillions parked overseas and he'll also institute the lowest tax rate in the industrialized world. He can give them a further incentive.

OK, if you take these old factories in Detroit, if you rebuild in Wisconsin or Ohio or Pennsylvania, in other words, those areas that have been devastated, I think it would transform the country and get people back to work and out of poverty and off of food stamps, it would do wonders for the economy, wonders for the people of this country.

INGRAHAM: Think about the family dynamics that will also be improved. There are so many breadwinners who are not in the workforce and they want to work, they want to maybe have less than -- fewer than three jobs. They would like to have one job that pays a decent salary.

Families' lives improve. It has ripple effect that will be much better for the country if we have a growing strong economy. And the thing you have to smile about is that China is worried. If China was happy about who got to the presidency, that's a bad sign.

HANNITY: The Iranians are too. You better keep that deal. I don't think that deal is worth the paper it's printed on. I'm hoping. All right, Laura, you've been great. Thank you.

Coming up, liberal celebrities, mainstream media, they're losing their minds collectively. Why? Because you elected Donald Trump. Sheriff David Clark, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and wait until see, by the way, Miley Cyrus's crying meltdown, and then RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and much more straight ahead.


JACKIE IBANEZ, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Live from America's news headquarters, I'm Jackie Ibanez.

For the second night in a row thousands of people opposed to the election of Donald Trump are taking it to the streets. Here's what it looks like this evening along New York's Fifth Avenue just outside Trump Tower. Similar scenes happening right now if more than a dozen other cities nationwide. Demonstrators, most of them young, are disrupting traffic as they march down the street carrying protest signs and chanting "Not my president." Some are waving Mexican flags as a reference to Mr. Trump's immigration policies.

Police in riot gear are standing by, but so far there are no reports of serious violence. Trump supporters, meantime, have taken to social media to scorn the demonstrations. They accuse the protesters for being hypocrites for not accepting Tuesday's election results.

I'm Jackie Ibanez. Now back to HANNITY. For all of your headlines, logon to

HANNITY: And welcome back to HANNITY. So on election night as vote totals were rolling in showing a very good night for president-elect Trump, the leftwing mainstream media, they were having a meltdown. Take a look at some of the worst moments -- I guess some of the best from an entertainment point of view, of the night.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: America is crying tonight. I'm not sure how much of America, but a very significant portion, and I mean literally crying. And it is a moment filled with fear.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Filled with fear.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some of this cultural anger we should correctly identify as being racial animus. And it's significant that Trump has closed so much of a gap and done so well with white voters. The extent to which Donald Trump has won running a campaign of racism and bigotry, turning out millions of white Americans for that campaign, suggests that we are living through a kind of second redemption.