We don’t yet know what the government took from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home during the FBI raid earlier this month, nor do we know what specifically they were looking for. But Bill O’Reilly has some guesses. First, O’Reilly tells Glenn it’s ‘ABSURD’ to think the FBI was looking for documents on the Russian collusion hoax that the former president could later use to squash the far-left: ‘Trump’s attorney’s have all of those things in computers.’ So what DOES O’Reilly believe the FBI was searching for? He gives his own theory in this clip…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: What are your thoughts on the latest Revelations and Donald Trump's tweet yesterday, about the documents, that he said, would have exonerated him, and that's what they were really after.
BILL: First of all, Beck. You all right? Everything good.
GLENN: I'm good. Oh, I'm great.
BILL: Yeah. It's hot down there though, right?
GLENN: It's a little warm. Yeah, a little warm.
BILL: Yeah. Okay.
So, look, I don't know what the government took. No one does. I don't know what Trump had. I don't know. I don't know -- I don't know.
So let me tell you something I do know. This is not going well for the Department of Justice. It's not going well. And the indicator on that, is that Joe Biden has disappeared. Now, he's gone. We don't know what he's doing.
We know where he is. Because you have to know where the president is. But for the past two and a half weeks, Joe has not been around. No statements. You know, he finds the ridiculous inflation-reducing bill. Which, of course, won't reduce inflation. I'm going to -- on my radio program every day, I'm changing the name from the O'Reilly update to I'm going to give you a million dollars. You can say anything you want now. Right?
So my new radio program is, I'm going to give a million dollars. Even though it's not true.
GLENN: Right. Well, how could the government stop you from doing it?
BILL: Yeah. If the federal government would say, we're going to reduce inflation by spending half a trillion dollars. I can say on your radio show, I'm going to give a million dollars. It's so absurd. So crazy. So if the Justice Department had justification for this unbelievable raid. The highest profile, criminal raid in the history of the United States. Do you realize that, Beck? There's never been a higher profile federal raid, than this.
GLENN: Well, because we've never done it to a president before. It doesn't -- that's the number one job in the country.
BILL: That is right, very good. This is the highest profile criminal raid ever.
And they will tell us why -- what they -- what they're looking for. What the justification was.
GLENN: So it --
BILL: Fighting any kind of exposition, to tell the folks, why they did what they did.
GLENN: So this is according to -- this is according to Newsweek.
The FBI collected all the documents that were government property, used concerns about classified documents to justify the raid. But agents were looking for Trump's personal stash, containing the documents relating to Russian collusion accusations against him, fearing that he would weaponize them according to Newsweek. One -- one former Trump official said, he may have planned to use the documents to have helped in a presidential run in the coming term. Trump was particularly interested in matters related to the Russian hoax and the wrongdoings of the Deep State. I think he felt, and I agree, that these facts are facts the American people need to know.
BILL: That's ridiculous. Newsweek is absurd. That's why it's out of business. And it doesn't have a magazine on the stands anymore.
Donald Trump's attorneys have all of those things, okay? They have them in a computer. All of the documents, that show and I'm sure there are thousands of them -- corruption, lies in the Justice Department, and Russian collusion, are in the hands of Donald Trump's attorneys. The FBI does not need to go in and grab paper so that Donald Trump doesn't know what he has in his basement. You're following me here?
It's a totally absurd premise. So Trump does have information that was compiled, that will show the corruption of the FBI during Russian collusion. That exists.
But it is in the hands of his attorneys. They have it. It's not like there's one piece of paper. And, oh, give me that piece of paperback back. No. That's not how it works!
And Lindsey doesn't know what it's doing. I think it's run by -- the Tuttle Twins run it now. But it should -- insane. You know, I'm sitting there going, you know, I'm listening to all these reports. I'm going, this is so crazy. I can't even imagine it.
GLENN: Well, it's coming kind of from Donald Trump's camp.
BILL: No. But that's what I'm saying: Donald Trump's camp wants Americans to believe that this raid was designed to cover up X, Y, and Z.
That's what Donald Trump's camp wants people to believe. So why wouldn't they put it out?
GLENN: So then --
BILL: They have documents. They being the Donald Trump organization. He has them.
Now, me, I don't know whether he's going to use them in a book or use them in a lawsuit. I don't know what he's going to do. Okay?
But this raid of the FBI, wasn't predicated on that. It was pretty indicated on a fishing expedition tied to January 6. That's what they -- that's why they did this. They were looking for any kind of documentation, that Trump was involved with the planning and/or encouraged the incursion into the Capitol.
That's what this is all about, Beck.
GLENN: All right. Let me -- let me change topics to Liz Cheney.
The headline today is if not for Democratic voters, Cheney's loss would have been worse. So we know a lot of Democrats crossed over and voted for Lynne Cheney. Is -- was that just a -- or Liz Cheney.
Is that just a -- a cheap political trick. Or is that a sign that the Democrats in Wyoming wouldn't mind somebody like Lynne Cheney who is a little more conservative, you know, and -- but against Donald Trump.
BILL: Look, Cheney lost by 40 points. Four, zero. I've never seen a wax like that ever, for an incumbent politician. Okay?
So maybe eight Democrats in Wyoming somewhere up around Cody, voted for Liz. Maybe she brought them a snack.
But the fact of the matter is, remember, an open primary, anybody can vote for anybody. So if the people of Wyoming thought that Liz Cheney was representing them in an effective way, she would have won. But they don't. Why?
Very simple. She allied herself with Nancy Pelosi. The devil in Wyoming, Beck.
GLENN: Right. So let me -- let me change subjects. Something Stu and I were talking about.
Mitch McConnell is getting hammered by some conservatives. Because he said, look, the Senate. It's not a done deal. I don't think it is a done deal. I think -- I wouldn't count this out. I think you have to overwhelm the ballot box, this -- this fall to be able to have any kind of red wave, even in the House.
Don't take this as a done deal. Is -- the polls are said to be tightening. Do you believe that's, A, true?
And do you believe that's because of people are for the Democrats, just not Joe Biden?
BILL: Number one, polls don't matter, until late September. So these polls are foolish. And everybody should ignore them. Number two, it's all about the cabinets.
So I don't think Ize (phonetic) is going to win Pennsylvania. And that's a winnable race, Republicans there.
BILL: That's a winnable race. But I don't think he's going to win.
GLENN: Why is that? Donald Trump was betting that he was a guy that everybody knew and name recognition on TV. People trusted him.
BILL: Yeah. Yeah, but this is a -- a skilled set game, campaigning. And it doesn't look to me that he has a grasp of what people in Pennsylvania really are concerned about. And because maybe he lives in New Jersey, and that's why he doesn't have to. He's not going to win. He's kicked off the board.
I did see a poll. Again, I'm contradicting myself a little bit. Because the polls don't really matter now, where Vance in Ohio is now up. It's surprising because he's another bad candidate.
Arizona, that's a real -- oh, boy. Down there.
GLENN: Why? You don't like masters?
BILL: Kelly. I don't know him. But Kelly is a name. And a lot of sympathy attached.
GLENN: Sure. Sure.
BILL: And with the women vote, that matters. And Gabby Giffords will be out campaigning. That's a tough one. I think we'll win in Nevada. I think New Hampshire could go to the Republicans. A guy up there looks like he's got a grasp on the live free, or die state. It's all about retail politics, Beck. You know that. Convincing the people. Might be skeptical of you. That you are looking out for them. And, you know, the national polling doesn't really matter.
You've got to be a very, very good campaigner. Here in New York, we have a gubernatorial race. Kathy Hochul, perhaps the worst politician I have ever seen in my entire life. All right? She makes Cuomo look like Abraham Lincoln. That's how bad --
GLENN: No. No. That is -- Abraham Lincoln is Liz Cheney. Get your --
BILL: Yeah. Whatever, Liz. And pop -- she's going to take Brian Stelter's place on CNN, by the way. Liz Cheney.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. If it's not there, she'll be on The View.
BILL: Not -- the View wouldn't take her, but CNN would.
Anyway, so Zeldin, the congressman here where I am right now in Suffolk County, New York, is running against Hochul, to the one registration favoring Democrats in New York. Zeldin has a chance, because he's running on crime.
Crime and taxes. And here in New York. It's just -- everybody is crazed about the violent crime here.
GLENN: Because he keeps letting people go. Just letting people go.
BILL: Yeah. Here's how bad it is. And this is in New York, where you used to live. All you hear from liberal Democrats in New York is gun control. Go here.
Guns, guns. Got to get them off. Confiscate everybody's guns.
If you are a criminal caught with an illegal weapon on your person in New York City, they do not give you bail. You can go right out. You go into the station. They take your gun. They photograph you. They say, show up in three weeks, which you, of course, never will. And you walk out the door. So if you're --
GLENN: Bill, Bill, when I was there, it was 20 years prison and everyone said, automatic. Don't care who you are. You're caught with a gun, that you don't have the license for. Not an illegal gun, you don't have a concealed carry permit, automatic jail. They don't even ask questions.
BILL: It was much tougher. Now you have Hochul -- guns, guns, got to ban them, ban them, ban them. Nobody can have them. But if you're an illegal criminal and you have a gun, oh, we're not going to punish you.
Okay. Thanks. You know, I'm -- I can't give you a better, more stark example of corruption, than that. So Zeldin has a chance because you run a populist campaign. That's what you have to do here. I don't know Mitch McConnell. I don't know what he's doing. I never liked him. He killed Kate's Law single-handedly. You'll remember that.
BILL: Almost had it done. He killed it.
I don't have any respect for him. I hope that if the Republicans get the Senate, they boot him, and put somebody in that was going to be looking out for the folks.