For the past few days, Donald Trump has been attacking the Russia probe and Special Counsel Robert Mueller especially hard, even naming him in some of his unhinged tweets. The president is reportedly angry that the investigation is taking so long and wants it wrapped up. He’s pointing to a sham investigation by the House Intel committee as PROOF!!!!! that the was “no collusion.” And while his lawyers try to reassure the public that he is not going to do anything (more) to impede the investigation, Fox News’ Sean Hannity is taking the president’s anti-Mueller message to his uneducated television audience.
On Tuesday night, Hannity came completely unglued and began attacking the former FBI director’s career as a civil servant. In a segment named “Exposing Mueller” Hannity told his viewers that it’s time to “investigate the investigators.” Trump’s favorite propaganda machine then launched into a monologue about Mueller’s career claiming it’s been “anything but impeccable,” then proceeded to take his viewers back roughly 30 years.
In the 1980s, Mueller served as Assisant U.S. Attorney in Boston when four men were wrongly convicted of murder. The men spent decades in prison after the FBI withheld evidence of their innocence. Hannity exclaimed:
Robert Mueller was the U.S. attorney in charge while these men were rotting in prison while certain agents in the FBI under Mueller covered up the truth!
There are questions surrounding Mueller’s involvement in the case thirty years ago, but there’s never been evidence that he, the U.S. attorney, knew that the FBI was withholding evidence. And the claim that they were rotting in prison while Mueller headed the FBI is verifiably false. Mueller was director of the FBI from Sept. 2001 to 2013, but the men were exonerated in December 2000 and released from prison in January 2001–before Mueller was director. In other words, Hannity lied.
Hannity continued his rant, whining about the “liberal” media and attacking Congress for praising the special counsel:
They’ve never investigated him! They’re actually just lying! It’s their talking point! All of the information we’re telling you about is right there, right in front of the liberal mainstream media in their faces, but they purposefully ignore it because their Destroy Trump agenda- that goes above all else.
Hannity concluded his rant saying that the entire Mueller probe was a “witch hunt” and the special counsel, who was appointed by the Trump Administration, has some secret agenda to destroy Trump.
Like the president, Hannity’s goal is to discredit the very real and very credible investigation into the White House’s actions. They know that it is going to continue, more Trump associates will be indicted, and eventually it may lead right to the Oval Office, so they want to rile the right-wing base up more just in case that happens. Over the next few weeks and months we will see even more attacks on Mueller because conservatives are becoming increasingly desperate. Unfortunately for them, the special counsel gives zero fucks about whether or not they agree with him and Democrats, who will likely take control of Congress (if all of you vote), give even fewer fucks.
Trump’s day is coming and we can’t wait to watch Hannity cry.