Sean Hannity: Mueller team’s conduct is ‘something you’d expect in a Banana Republic’

December 6, 2017

Sean Hannity: Mueller team’s conduct is ‘something you’d expect in a Banana Republic’ Gage Skidmore / CCL; Image Source: Screenshot

With Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump transition team’s alleged Russian ties crumbling around him, Fox News’ Sean Hannity is calling the special prosecutor out on what can only be described as a corrupt investigation.

With their clear goal of “destroying” Trump, the conduct of Mueller’s “corrupt and extremely biased team of liberal political crusaders…is something you would expect in a banana republic, not the United States of America,” Hannity said on his self-titled show on Tuesday. Hannity went on to describe the probe as a “witch hunt” being carried out by Hillary Clinton supporters who want Trump’s presidency to come to an end.

Watch his full opening monologue here:

Hannity – Tuesday, December 5 | Sean peels back the layers of Mueller’s probe

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The Case of Peter Strzok

Hannity’s fiery words come as The New York Times revealed on Saturday that Mueller was forced to fire one of his lead investigators, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, over the summer, after Strzok was caught sending anti-Trump text messages to his mistress.

Hannity reported that these messages will soon be turned over to the House Intelligence Committee.

This revelation from the Times not only exposed the fact that Strzok is a biased political hack, but also shed light on possible corruption in other cases that Strzok had worked on, including the FBI’s 2016 investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

He also reportedly played a role in using the infamous “Trump Dossier” as the official rationale for spying on members of Trump’s administration.

Beyond Strzok

But Hannity’s use of the phrase “banana republic” in order to describe Mueller’s investigation goes beyond the case of Peter Strzok. Hannity said in his monologue:

In an email released by Judicial Watch [a government watchdog organization], Mueller’s top attack dog Andrew Weissmann told former acting attorney general Sally Yates he was “so proud of her;” this after Yates defied a direct order from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and refused to defend his travel ban back in January.

“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” Weissmann then wrote.

With these and other scandals on the horizon, Hannity concluded his monologue by promising to “peel back the layers of this very complex onion,” and expose the criminality present in Mueller’s probe.

“It will be easy to see just how crooked and corrupt Mueller and his appointed team really are,” Hannity said.

“We’re going to set the record straight,” he promised. “We’ll get to the truth.”


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Benjamin Welton

Benjamin Welton is a writer based in Boston. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic Magazine and The Daily Caller. He has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Vermont and Bachelors degrees in English Literature and History from West Virginia University.