RUSH: This is Toni, Washington, DC. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, love your show, and it’s really an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: Thank you for what you’re doing for our country.
RUSH: I appreciate that.
CALLER: I have two things. One is a question I need you to explain a little bit more about, and then I have an idea for you that I’d like to share with you. But the question is, if the AP gets Hillary’s e-mails and if there’s stuff on Benghazi in there, how would it not expose Obama?
CALLER: Well, if they get the e-mails, wouldn’t then Trey Gowdy, committees, those who are investigating also have them, and would they be as predisposed as to not expose Obama —
RUSH: In all candor, I don’t — look, I could end up being dead wrong about this, but I don’t think that what AP is doing has any commonality with Trey Gowdy’s committee. Are you asking, if AP can get them, why can’t Trey Gowdy?
CALLER: Yeah, or anybody that’s investigating it. Because the AP, the mainstream would never expose Obama.
RUSH: No, that’s true. They will shield Obama. And they have been shielding Obama on Benghazi. That’s what the video was responsible for, was all about. Well, in the case of Trey Gowdy’s committee, there’s this thing called separation of powers, and the White House will go to as great a length as they can to tell Congress to pound sand. “What, you think you’re entitled to our e-mails? Screw you, buddy. Go to court.” Go to court, however long that takes. AP, other media outlets, it’s a different legal proceeding with different legal aspects to it. So your ultimate question is, if they discover something in these e-mails that negatively impacts Obama, we’re never gonna hear about it. Is that your fear?
CALLER: Well, yeah, I guess, why would they want ’em if — they’re gonna expose Hillary, but wouldn’t it also expose Obama?
RUSH: Maybe, but the AP is not even asking for Benghazi-era e-mails. Benghazi’s not even mentioned in the AP’s lawsuit.
CALLER: Oh. Okay.
RUSH: All they’re trying to get is the e-mails that Hillary is refusing to release.
CALLER: I see.
RUSH: They’re not asking for everything. Hillary only gave up half of her e-mails. She’s keeping the other half on her server, claiming they’re about yoga and her daughter’s wedding. That yoga bit, I’m sorry, folks, I’m sorry, why everybody isn’t busting a gut over that, I don’t understand. Are we actually to believe this woman goes yoga-ing? That’s just me.
CALLER: Okay. So you’re saying they’re not gonna even get to those Benghazi e-mails, so he’s probably protected?
RUSH: Let me read to you from the AP story on this, on their own lawsuit. It says here the FOIA, Freedom of Information Act request and lawsuit “seek materials related to her public and private calendars, correspondence involving longtime aides likely to play key roles in her expected campaign for president, and Clinton related e-mails about the Osama Bin Laden raid and National Security Agency surveillance practices.” No mention of Benghazi. Which means that even if there are Benghazi e-mails in the treasure trove that they’re seeking, they’re not gonna be provided because they’re not seeking them. AP’s not even asking to see them. So they would be withheld, if AP wins the suit, they would be withheld from what’s released. ‘Cause in an FOI request, you get what you request, nothing more. And if they’re not requesting anything to do with Benghazi, then they’re not gonna get anything related to Benghazi.
CALLER: And would you like to hear my idea for you as well?
RUSH: Oh. By all means, I’m open to any ideas.
CALLER: I am wondering if you have ever thought about taking the success you’ve had with the Rush Revere series and the success that you’ve had with the Two If By Tea endeavor and thought of maybe including in Two If By Tea a Liberty Lemonade.
RUSH: Liberty Lemonade. (laughing) Snerdley liked that. That’s an interesting creative — see now, but if we do that, here you come with your own lawyers, probably reported on by AP, wanting royalties. That’s the danger of proposing ideas to big-time celebrities like me. If I happen to go do that now, I’ve got 20 million people that can line up and say I stole it from you and join you in a class-action.
CALLER: I’m giving it to you. Now you have it on the radio.
RUSH: (laughing) I know. I get that, and I appreciate it. It’s a great idea. It really is and I’m flattered that you’re thinking in that regard. I really am. Now, on the Benghazi e-mails, Trey Gowdy says there’s a three-month gap in the Hillary e-mails around the time of Benghazi. He’s been very clear. Everybody with an open mind knows that something happened at Benghazi that they are still covering up. They are not going to release them. And the AP’s not even asking for them, so they won’t get them. And I think the Regime here is employing a run-out-the-clock strategy on this.
(interruption) Yeah, I know, if I were in Hollywood I’d say, “You know, we’ve been thinking about Liberty Lemonade for years here. We haven’t acted.” I could have cut you off at the pass, but I’m an honest guy. That’s how they do it in Hollywood. Whenever somebody poses an idea, they say, “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve been thinking about that for years, look at this, the documentation,” and then they go immediately make it up. Anyway, I gotta take a break. Toni, I appreciate the call. Thanks much.