Sean Hannity opened tonight by declaring that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe must be “shut down immediately.”
This comes at the end of a night dominated by Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy saying President Trump is considering “terminating” Mueller. Immediately afterwards, the White House attempted to calm things down by telling various reporters this isn’t likely to happen:
White House officials are trying to tamp down Chris Ruddy's TV comments about Trump possibly firing Mueller. They say it's unlikely…
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 12, 2017
Source close to Trump says the president "is being advised by many people" NOT to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2017
Hannity criticized James Comey‘s credibility––singling out issues raised by his testimony like his memo leak and what he said about Loretta Lynch saying the Clinton email investigation should be called a “matter”––and even raised the prospect of potential “criminal conduct” on his part.
And then he brought up Mueller:
“James Comey’s relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller is a massive conflict of interest. It’s why it is time to shut down this political witch hunt that is really aimed at stopping the president, delegitimizing him, and hopefully––in the minds of some––making sure he gets thrown out of office.”
He went over how Comey said he knew leaking the memo would lead to the special counsel, and Hannity raised serious questions about if Mueller can truly be independent (also noting how members of his team donated to Democrats).
“This is beyond now ridiculous,” Hannity said, “and another reason why this special counsel Mueller needs to be shut down immediately.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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