One of the biggest critics of the Mueller investigation into Russian election meddling over the past year — outside of President Donald Trump — has been Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The conservative commentator and Trump loyalist has devoted endless hours on the air railing against the probe while claiming there is an anti-Trump Deep State conspiracy within the FBI and DOJ.
During his radio program this afternoon, Hannity warned listeners that a “civil war” could tear this country apart if Special Counsel Robert Mueller decides to go after Trump.
“This country is headed towards a civil war in terms of two sides that are just hating each other and if Robert Mueller wants, there’s a big red button in the middle of the table,” he exclaimed. “And if Robert Mueller is so pompous and so arrogant and so power hungry and so corrupt that he’s going to hit the red button and he’s going to ignite a battle that we’ve not seen in this country before.”
Hannity continued, “You think it’s, and I’m not talking about a war, I’m talking about, in terms of, there’s going to be two sides of this that are fighting and dividing this country at a level we’ve never seen and you’re going to basically have two sides in America, those that stand for truth and those that literally buy into the corrupt Deep State attacks against a duly elected president and that’s what it’s going to be.”
Well, at least he got “Deep State” in there.
UPDATE 9:01 PM ET: Hannity set out a tweet this evening stating that we didn’t provide proper context to his post, as he also said the civil war he described would consist of families throwing mashed potatoes at each other.
So now Lazy @mediaite is cutting and pasting at MMFA? Aligning with https://t.co/ULl5KqmhmN? You forgot when I said the “civil war” will result in families throwing mashed potatoes at each other. CONTEXT! https://t.co/YT7ZL2enCn
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 3, 2018
Listen to the clip above, via Media Matters.
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