Listen: Fox News’ Sean Hannity Says the Only Option is For the US to Reinvade Afghanistan

Sean Hannity embarrasses himselt trying to attack AOC

Over the last number of  years, 3 different presidents have had the opportunity to finally pull troops of out of Afghanistan. This month, Joe Biden became the president who actually did it.

In explaining his actions, the president told Americans, “After 20 years I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. I am president of the United States of America. The buck stops with me.” read more

Congressman and Former White House Doctor Ronny Jackson Predicts Biden Will Resign Due to Mental Health

Dr. Ronny Jackson began serving as the White House physician to Barack
Obama back in 2013. When Donald Trump took office in 2017, Jackson remained in the position.

The doctor first became known to the American public due to comments made about the condition of the clearly unhealthy Donald Trump. “He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him,” Jackson said. “I told the President that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old.” read more

Opinion: Will “Enough Is Enough” Politics Eclipse Dems’ Futile Hopes for Bi-Partisanship?

“Folks [are] supposed to have common sense.”

These are the now well-known words of Alabama’s Republican Governor Kay Ivey when she called out those hesitant or downright resistant to getting vaccinated, declaring that “it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.” read more

Sean Hannity: If There is Police Reform, America’s Streets “Will Run With Blood”

Sean Hannity embarrasses himselt trying to attack AOC

Following the killing of George Floyd last summer, there were calls for more police training and reform. The GOP and its media arm, though, decided that any kind of police reform amounts to “defunding the police.”

The messaging was quite successful for the party as the fear mongering helped Republicans win more house seats than expected despite losing the White House and the Senate.

And with an uptick in crime, Conservative media is really rallying against the idea of police reform. In fact, Sean Hannity told listeners on Thursday that any kind of change will result in the streets running with blood.

The Fox host said during his radio program, “I saw actor James Woods ripping Biden and Lightfoot saying, ‘As long as Democrats continue to defund the police, America’s streets will run with blood.'”

Hannity continued, “

I wish he was wrong. I wish I could criticize him and say he’s wrong, but I can’t. Because it’s inevitable. A license to steal, a license to commit crimes in New York read more

Sean Hannity Claims Teachers Will Soon Stop Teaching Math, Science and History and Replace Them With Critical Race Theory

Last week, it was announced that the United States had added 850,000 new jobs. This was a continuation of a impressive job numbers since Joe Biden has taken over the White House. In his short term, over 3 million jobs have been added. Many experts believe that the economy will soon experience a boom.

Fox News has no intention of reporting on those figures. In fact, the network has focused on reported job shortages in certain industries. And, of course, the Fox personalities almost never stop talking about Critical Race Theory.

While CRT is an advance course often taught in colleges and law schools, Fox has pinpointed it as a hot button issue. They are on on a mission to convince their viewers that elementary school students will be taught about this advance theory.

On Tuesday, Sean Hannity took it as far as any personality has yet. He told his radio listeners:

“We’re now getting to a point of irreconcilable differences. You have Americans that don’t want the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t want the national anthem. They don’t even want the U.S. flag. They — they want critical race theory. That is their number one goal — not reading, writing, math, science. No, forget that. You know, they — they want taking a knee. They want staying in the locker room. They want defund the police.”

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Report: Sean Hannity Ended His Friendship With Trump After Becoming ‘Disgusted’ Over Election Lies

Donald Trump and the night time anchors of Fox News had a symbiotic relationship. The anchors heaped praise on the former president and pushed even his most ludicrous ideas. In return, Trump gave the Fox network huge ratings and unprecedented access.

And most of the Fox personalities seemed ok with Trump’s lies following the 2020 election. But according to a new book, Sean Hannity was upset with Trump’s behavior and the men are no longer friends.

The book, written by CNN’s Brian Stelter, is called Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. In an excerpt shared with the press, Stelter writes:

“The calls (between the two men) and counseling continued right up until Election Day-when the relationship between the two men began to break down. Hannity, according to one source, was ‘disgusted’ by some of Trump’s election denialism.” read more

Multi-Millionaire Sean Hannity Says Americans Should Get a Second Job Rather Than Accepting Government Assistance

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For the last few decades, average Americans have fallen behind. The costs of housing and college have furiously accelerated while wage growth has remained relatively stagnant. This was especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Biden has promised to help close that gap.

And the idea of closing the wage gap is popular with voters of all stripes. But the anchors at Fox News want to convince their viewers that it’s better to remain in poverty. During a recent radio spot, Sean Hannity urged listeners to get a second job rather than accept any kind of government assistance.

Hannity, who is worth $43 million, told viewers, “Socialism will always end this way — with unfulfilled promises, lofty promises. You — you think it’s a great thing, “I don’t have to worry about these things anymore. Ah, thank goodness. Alright, I don’t have to worry about getting a college fund for my kids. I don’t have to worry about my healthcare. I even have government guaranteed retirement — I’m gonna have — I’m gonna have daycare if I have kids,” blah, blah, blah.”

The Fox host continued:

“Here’s my unsolicited advice to all of you, my wonderful radio family. Can’t do this show without you. Don’t rely on the government for anything. Rely on yourself. Go out, work hard. Work 2 jobs, like my parents did. Save as much as you can so you can make choices down the road.”

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WATCH: Sean Hannity Wants GOP House Members to Sue Nancy Pelosi Over Mask Mandates

The country is getting closer and closer to getting back to normal. And that is largely due to Joe Biden‘s COVID response. Fox News, though, does not want to give the president any credit.

In fact, the network wants to make a major issue out of masks. Republicans in congress have been making a show of not wearing their masks. So Nancy Pelosi mandated that they were them while indoors for the time being. This made Sean Hannity go a bit crazy on Thursday night.

The Fox anchor whined, “Get this, Nancy Pelosi is mandating that everyone in the House of Representatives wear a mask because she does not want to halls of congress to turn into a quote, ‘petri dish.’ Anybody caught without a mask gets slapped with a $500 fine first offense, a $2500 fine each offense thereafter. And according to the CDC, it’s safe for vaccinated Americans to stop wearing masks inside.”

Hannity then made a request, “I urge every member of Congress to personally sue the speaker, Speaker Pelosi, over this anti-science mask mandate and do what Congressman Thomas Massey did and file Pelosi’s mask warnings in the trash can where they belong.”

While it may be true that it’s safe for vaccinated Americans to go maskless, not all members of congress are inoculated. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than half of house Republicans are unvaccinated. Every Democratic member of congress has gotten their shot.

 

Fox Head Lachlan Murdoch Absurdly Says the Network’s Opinion Hosts are Center-Right

Fox News has long referred to itself as a “fair and balanced” network. The joke is that nothing can be further from the truth. Even the networks “straight news” anchors are extremely conservative.

The networks opinion anchors, however are extremely right-wing. Sean Hannity appeared on stage with Donald Trump at a rally. Laura Ingraham demonizes immigrants and people of color on a nightly basis. And Tucker Carlson has been pushing white supremacist tropes on his show for years.

Fox’s CEO, though, believes that the anchors views are in line with what’s happening in Middle America. Lachlan Murdoch recently claimed that his opinion hosts are “center-right.”

The executive made the comments during a recent communications summit after he was asked about OAN and Newsmax.

We compete every day with CNN, MSNBC, other news sources, so having competitors to the right of us is natural,” he said. “Opinion on our channel is center-right. That’s the right place for us to be. That’s where we think our audience is, that’s where middle America is. We’re happy with that positioning.”

Murdoch continued, “

That means there’s space to our left and to our right for competitors to come in. We’re confident in our journalism, confident in our reporting. We’re very happy with our opinion hosts. You have to be willing to have competition, and we see that very clearly.” read more

Caitlyn Jenner Has No Chance at Winning CA Gov. Race But Fox News is Still Giving Her Prime Time Town Hall With Sean Hannity

Caitlyn Jenner may have been one of the greatest athletes in the world at one point, but she has no experience in politics. Still, she has decided to throw her hat in the ring for a possible recall election against Gavin Newsom.

Jenner is certainly an odd fit in the Republican party. The GOP has spent much of the last 10 years passing discriminatory legislation targeting transgender people. It is likely that many Republican voters in California will be turned off by Jenner.

Still, Fox News will be giving the candidate a major boost on Wednesday by airing a town hall discussion between her and Sean Hannity.

While there are a number of other, more experience Republican candidates, some in the party are holding out hope for Jenner. GOP strategist Adam Rosales says:

The fact is, with this many candidates out there, it could be 20 percent or 25 percent of the vote that actually is the deciding factor. She has to define herself within some kind of base — and I think this is her opportunity to do that.” read more

Sean Hannity Says That if Dems Pass H.R 1, They’ll Next Try to Allow 15 Year-Olds to Vote

In January, Georgia voters gave Democrats control of the Senate, White House and the House of Representatives. And President Joe Biden has plenty of goals while in power.

The new President is very focused on expanding voting rights. He hopes to do this by passing the For the People or H.R 1. The bill has already been passed by the House and is now on to the Senate.

During his Monday radio show, Sean Hannity tore into the bill. The Fox host went to an extreme, claiming that Democrats will next want to allow 15 year-olds to vote.

The pundit began, “This is the bill that would allow felons to vote, that would allow automatic registration to vote, that would allow and institutionalize mail-in ballots in perpetuity. This is the one that would unconstitutionally usurp the authority written into our Constitution for state legislatures to determine the time and manner of elections in their individual states, so I don’t think it’s going to be constitution[al].’

Hannity then continued, “Requires registration for those under 18, and states to carry out a plan to increase, you know — people, what are we going to have, 15-year-olds voting next? What’s the legal drinking age?”

The host closed:

“Prohibits the publication of “misleading information about elections” a federal crime to communicate or cause to be communicated information that is knowingly false. Well, that could affect them — because every two years they say that Republicans are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, now transphobic, and want dirty air and water and want to kill grandma. That might apply to them.” read more

Even Fox Anchors Are Ripping Into Ted Cruz for His Cancun Trip

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Ted Cruz has had a pretty indefensible year so far. The Texas lawmaker began 2021 by supporting Donald Trump‘s election lie.

The senator’s home state is currently encountering an unprecedented winter storm. A number of people have died and millions have no power. Still, Cruz chose to fly to Cancun last night in the midst of the crisis.

Cruz’s behavior was so egregious, in fact, that Fox‘s Jesse Watters lit into him during an episode of The Five. Watters told viewers, “I mean this is kind of day one stuff if you’re a politician. If there’s a weather disaster in your state, you don’t go on a tropical vacation.”

“I mean this is kind of day one stuff if you’re a politician. If there’s a weather disaster in your state, you don’t go on a tropical vacation” pic.twitter.com/sw8nP06GgU

— Acyn (@Acyn)

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LISTEN: Sean Hannity Calls For Mitch McConnell to Be Replaced as GOP Leader

McConnell attacks House Trump impeachment

For the last four years, Mitch McConnell has taken advantage of Donald Trump’s power. The Senate Majority Leader has been able to push through 3 Conservative Supreme Court Justices and pass a major tax cut.

The Georgia run-off elections, though, showed that Trump is most likely a problem for the GOP going forward. McConnell now seems ready to cut the president out of power.

The Kentucky senator, who has signaled he may support impeachment conviction, blasted Trump during a Tuesday floor speech. “The mob was fed lies,” he said. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like.”

And now that McConnell is done with Trump, Sean Hannity wants Republicans to be done with McConnell. He told listeners of his Fox radio show:

“Now, keep all of this in mind when we talk about Mitch McConnell. Cause I don’t remember Mitch McConnell ever being critical, but today he’s critical of Donald Trump. And to me, it’s just signaling that he’s going to go along with this latest Schiff-show in the US Senate. Republicans should not — first of all, this unconstitutional action would be to have a post-presidency impeachment trial. Mitch McConnell’s signaling here that that’s what he wants to do? Sounds like it. Republicans need new leadership. These guys have been there forever.” read more

Sean Hannity Says America is Going to Miss Trump’s Tweets When He’s Out of Office

There are a number of different ways for an American president to speak to the public. Of course, they can hold press conferences or just answer questions from reporters while going on with their regular businesses.

Traditionally, Press Secretaries act as representatives for the Commander in Chief and answer questions directly from the White House press corps. Donald Trump has had Press Secretaries who regularly answered questions like Sarah Sanders and Kayleigh McEneny. He also employed Stephanie Grisham who never held one briefing in the 9 months she held the position.

Of course, Donald Trump’s favorite way to communicate with the public is through his Twitter feed. And why wouldn’t he. Since he’s the president, the website allows him to lie, bully and spread misinformation at will.

Unlike Trump, successor Joe Biden is unlikely to communicate much through Twitter and will likely prefer more traditional bills. Fox host Sean Hannity argued on Monday that we’re going to miss those Trump tweets.

Hannity said on his Monday radio broadcast:

“Look at how many Republicans ran from Trump the whole 4 years. ‘Oh, he’s controversial. Oh, he, you know, he — he speaks his mind. Oh, he tweets.’ Well, I think America’s gonna have buyers regret pretty quick missing the tweets that so greatly offended them. They weren’t offended by it, it was feigned outrage.”

Trump’s Twitter account will likely look quite different in a couple of months. He will no longer enjoy the protected status he receives as president. And it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if Twitter bans his account altogether.

 

Rich People Don’t Have it Easy Says Multi-Millionaire Sean Hannity

Anchors on cable news networks make an awful lot of money. CNN’s Anderson Cooper makes a reported $12 million each year. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow also does quite well, pulling in $7 million a year.

But no anchor comes anywhere close to ratings king Sean Hannity. According to a 2020 piece from The Street, Fox News pays its top anchor an astounding $40 million each year.

Still, the Fox News anchor wants his fans to know that life isn’t all that rosy. During his Friday show, Hannity told his audience:

“You know, because, what you do is you’re learning from stars, Hollywood people, famous people, athletes about success and I don’t know anybody that ever walks this earth that has it easy. You know, you say, ‘Oh, rich people have it easy.’ There’s nobody that I know that gets through this life without pain, without difficulty, without striving, without suffering, without things being hard. I don’t care what it is, but for whatever it is, we all go through that.”

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Newt Gingrich is Encouraging Republicans to Protest Against GOP Governor Brian Kemp

During the 2020 election, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. This wasn’t too big a surprise as those states had traditionally voted blue.

The GOP, though, was dismayed by the fact that Democrats were able to flip Arizona and Georgia. Georgia, a long-time stronghold for Republicans, was particularly galling.

Since the party can never blame Donald Trump for anything, they’ve turned their anger towards their own. Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ripped GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

And now, some in the party are angry with Governor Brian Kemp, saying that he didn’t do enough to help the party. Among those upset with Kemp is Newt Gingrich who served Georgia’s 6th District for 20 years.

During a Tuesday interview with Sean Hannity, Gingrich encouraged Trump supporters to demonstrate against the Republican governor. The host said, “The bottom line is, and this is just true, we will never be able to have faith in the ultimate outcome of this. You just can’t.”

The former congressman responded:

“That’s right and until it’s cleaned up it’s going to always be [inaudible]. But look, I would say to every person in Georgia who favors Donald J. Trump: Go to the governor’s mansion, physically. Go to the Capitol, physically. Communicate that you’re prepared to stand up for America and you’re prepared to stand up for an honest election and that you are sick of politicians selling you out.” read more

Listen: Sean Hannity Unintentionally Admits That Joe Biden Won 2020 Election

Slowly but surely, more and more Republican lawmakers have been willing to discuss the reality that Joe Biden won the presidential election. This was obvious today in the senate when a number of GOP senators congratulated Kamala Harris when she returned to the floor.

But Donald Trump, of course, has been completely unwilling to admit that the election is over and he has no chance to overturn the results. And while Fox News may have called the election for Biden, the network’s prime time anchors like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have had the president.

An interesting scene on the Senate floor when several GOP senators congratulated Kamala Harris (most Rs still siding with Trump in his fight over election.)

Sens. Tim Scott, Mike Rounds, James Lankford all congratulated her, as did Ben Sasse. Lindsey Graham gave her a fist bump read more

Fox’s Bartiromo Says She Hasn’t “Given Up” on Bill Barr Getting Involved in Election

There are some at Fox News that think it is time for Donald Trump to move on and accept that he has lost the election. This was clear today when Neil Cavuto shut off Kayleigh McEnany’s press conference after she made baseless accusations of voter fraud.

That does not mean, however, that all the hosts at Fox have decided that the election is lost. During a Monday radio show, Maria Bartiromo said that she hasn’t given up on Attorney General Bill Barr getting involved in the election lawsuits.

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The host made the comments while speaking to Sean Hannity. Hannity asked her, “All right, so what does your gut tell you? You saw [Justice] Alito‘s statement. You saw the Supreme Court. You see these other — we know that there are going to be other judicial challenges, that is what the role of that extra branch of government is. Do you see any of this going anywhere?”

Bartiromo responded, “

Well, look, at this point in time, Sean, I have not given up on the Department of Justice read more

Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly Want the FBI to Oversee Counting on Final Ballots

Sean Hannity embarrasses himselt trying to attack AOC

Donald Trump is not having a good day. He felt much better about things on Tuesday night before the counting of the ballots that had been received by mail. But now he’s in full feral mode and attacking everyone and everything.

And as always, he’s being egged on and encouraged by his friends at Fox News. On his Wednesday radio show, Sean Hannity invited Bill O’Reilly on his show to discuss how, the election is being taken away from Trump.

Hannity began by asking his guest if he thought the election had been fair.

Well, I’d want somebody to investigate it,” O’Reilly replied. “So I think federal agents should be there now in Detroit and Philadelphia and Las Vegas and they should be looking at the complaints that the Trump campaign was denied access to see the mail-in ballots, there should be FBI agents there now. Why wait a week? This is when it’s happening so why isn’t that happening? I mean I think America.”

The two men then discussed Rudy Giuliani‘s recent campaign stunt. The former New York City Mayor introduced  a man to the press who claimed that he was turned away from being a Pennsylvania poll watcher.

O’Reilly claimed that he “wasn’t a conspiracy guy,” before bring up a conspiracy theory. He told Hannity, “

I don’t think there is one person who voted for Donald Trump that thinks there wasn’t chicanery in Las Vegas or Philadelphia or Detroit.” read more

Texas Governor Admits He Is Following Hannity’s Lead On Masks

The Governor of Texas has credited Sean Hannity with mask wearing in his state after the Fox News’ personality urged viewers to don a face covering to fight Coronavirus.

Greg Abbott told Fox News’ morning program Fox & Friends on Friday that Texas was now following Hannity’s suggestion.

“What Texas has begun to do is exactly what Sean Hannity preaches every night, and that is to wear a mask,” Abbot said.

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Trump: Coronavirus Testing Is “The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened” for Democrats

Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that Covid-19 testing is benefiting his political opponents. The President has repeatedly made false claims about testing.

Trump spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a wide ranging phone interview where he once again seemed to complain about testing and finding Coronavirus cases.

He told Hannity that testing for the virus was “the greatest thing that ever happened for the opposite party.”

The President reiterated the false claim that testing is the reason for the large number of Coronavirus cases. In fact, the rate of positive cases has steadily increased.

Trump said Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been essential in the nation’s response to the pandemic, is a “a nice man” but that he made “made a lot of mistakes.”

Fauci was briefly sidelined by the Trump administration after contradicting the President on TV. Some of Trump’s supporters have spread vile conspiracy theories about Fauci.

The President once again downplayed the severity of the virus, which has now cost more than 130,000 American lives.

Trump said “in most – most cases – in almost – I mean, literally, in most cases, they automatically cure.”

“They automatically get better,” he said.

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Studies: Coronavirus Infection, Mortality Rates Higher in Places Where Sean Hannity Has Widest Audience

According to studies conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the University of Chicago (among others), coronavirus infection and mortality rates are higher in areas where Fox News host Sean Hannity has his widest audience. The studies were surfaced by the Washington Post.

“We are receiving an incredible number of studies and solid data showing that consuming far-right media and social media content was strongly associated with low concern about the virus at the onset of the pandemic,” said Irene Pasquetto, chief editor of the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review.

One study examined the difference between Hannity’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and that of fellow Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

“Carlson warned viewers that the coronavirus might pose a serious threat from early February, while Hannity first ignored the topic on his show and then dismissed the risks associated with the virus, claiming that it was less concerning than the common flu and insisting that Democrats were using it as a political weapon to undermine the president,” researchers noted.

“Our results indicate that a one standard deviation increase in relative viewership of Hannity relative to Tucker Carlson Tonight is associated with approximately 32 percent more COVID-19 cases on March 14 and approximately 23 percent more COVID-19 deaths on March 28,” the authors write, noting that the differences between the two hosts’ coverage fade considerably after March.

A Fox News spokesman rebuked the studies in a statement, writing that “as this timeline proves, Hannity has covered Covid-19 since the early days of the story. The ‘study’ almost completely ignores his coverage and repeated, specific warnings and concerns from January 27-February 26 including an early interview with Dr. Fauci in January. This is a reckless disregard for the truth.”

Trump Claims Someone Said He Is “The Most Perfect Person” for Surviving Russia Probe

President Donald Trump claimed a friend told him he is “the most perfect person” for surviving the investigation into his Russian ties.

“Isn’t that true?” he asked the audience.

The president did not name his source. He has lauded himself multiple times in the past, however, including the time he referred to himself as a “stable genius”…

….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that! read more

Former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Says Coronavirus Victims “Were on Their Last Legs Anyway”

Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host who left the network in 2017 amid a sexual harassment scandal, said in an interview with former colleague Sean Hannity that coronavirus victims “were on their last legs anyway,” according to audio posted online by Media Matters.

The transcript is below:

SEAN HANNITY: I want life back to normal, can you fix that in a simple way?

BILL O’REILLY: Oh man I wish I could, you know?

HANNITY: Oh, me too.

O’REILLY: But we’re making little steps. Bernie Sanders, you know, he’s — he’s gone, that’s really good for everybody. The projections that you just mentioned are down to 60,000, I don’t think it will be that high. 13,000 dead now in the USA. Many people who are dying, both here and around the world, were on their last legs anyway, and I don’t want to sound callous about that.

HANNITY: You’re gonna get — hold on, you’re going to get hammered for that.

O’REILLY: Well, I don’t care. I mean, a simple man tells the truth.

O’Reilly’s comments are misleading; a recent report from the Washington Post points out that hundreds of people under the age of 50 have died from the virus.

“The risk appears to rise with every decade of age. The Post found at least 45 deaths among people in their 20s, at least 190 deaths among people in their 30s, and at least 413 deaths among people in their 40s,” according to the report.

Nearly 15,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus since the first death was reported on February 29.

CNN Mocks ‘Vice President Sean Hannity’ and His Hold on the GOP

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CNN’s New Day this morning took some well-deserved shots at President Donald Trump’s documented friendship with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

POLITICO writers Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer were on the show discussing their new book, Hill to Die On, with co-anchors Alisyn Camerota and Jake Berman. The book describes the pitched battle that has taken place on Capitol Hill in Washington during the first two years of Trump’s presidency.

Authors of a new book on Trump’s relationship with Congress detail the extent of Sean Hannity’s involvement in policy.”

“During the shutdown Jim Jordan was in almost constant contact with Sean Hannity… It shows Sean Hannity’s hold on members of Congress and on the President.”

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Authors of a new book on Trump's relationship with Congress detail the extent of Sean Hannity's involvement in policy.

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Sean Hannity Just Stupidly Got Himself Subpoenaed

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Sean Hannity is two things: stupid, and devoted to Donald Trump. And the combination of those two things just put the belligerent Fox News host in a position where he is almost certainly going to find himself the subject of at least one subpoena.

For example, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said he was “looking forward” to Hannity testifying in front of congressional committees after an admission the Fox News host made during an interview with Donald Trump last night.

During the interview Trump and Hannity were discussing Michael Cohen’s illegal hush money payments to Trump’s mistresses, when Hannity said this:

“I can tell you personally, Cohen said to me at least a dozen times that he made the decision on the payments and he didn’t tell you.”

Trump agreed with Hannity that Cohen had made that decision independently.

Hannity insists Cohen “was never my attorney” – Cohen said in court Hannity was 1 of his 3 clients – then says Cohen told him he decided to make hush payments on his own.
“He said to me a dozen times he made the decision on the payments & he didn’t tell you”
“Yup,” Trump replies.”

VIDEO:

Hannity insists Cohen "was never my attorney" – Cohen said in court Hannity was 1 of his 3 clients – then says Cohen told him he decided to make hush payments on his own

"He said to me a dozen times he made the decision on the payments & he didn't tell you"

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Terrifying New Evidence Proves Hannity Now Directs Trump’s Actions

Fox News host and presidential adviser Sean Hannity published an op-ed last week setting forth exactly how he thought Donald Trump should handle negotiations with Congress on border security.

In the opinion piece Hannity wrote:

“Step one: The president signs the deal, and uses the $1.375 billion as a downpayment for the wall. Step two: President Trump has identified some $900 million for additional construction that is already available for the administration’s discretion. That would bring the pot to about $2.3 billion. Step three: This needs to happen simultaneously, and it has the president declaring a national emergency. This is the time.”

So on Friday the leader of the free world obediently followed Hannity’s instructions. He did everything that the TV personality told him to do.

It does make you wonder who actually is the most powerful person on earth.

Increasingly Sean Hannity’s influence over the White House — and Donald Trump’s actions — appears not only improper, but downright scary.

In case you have doubts about that, consider what some of Hannity’s other new demands are for the president. His latest directions to Trump are much more terrifying than simply a bogus national emergency declaration (which will probably fail anyway).

Media Matters for America (MMFA) published a report setting forth

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Opinion: Sean Hannity May Soon Be Indicted and Arrested by Mueller

Fox News host Sean Hannity may soon find himself in the crosshairs of Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion and conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Thursday’s indictment of Trump’s friend Roger Stone clearly implicated former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who reportedly gave the orders to Stone for him to illegally conspire with WikiLeaks for the release of the emails that had been stolen by Russia from the Democratic National Committee.

And the indictment also may implicate either Donald Trump or Donald Trump Jr. (or both) since someone higher up than Bannon directed him to give the orders to Stone to work with WikiLeaks. In fact, there is a great deal of speculation now that both the president and his son could soon also find themselves the subject of federal indictments obtained by special counsel Mueller.

And the very detailed 24-page Stone indictment also appears to implicate Sean Hannity as it goes into great detail explaining how Stone’s WikiLeaks contact privately told him to start focusing on Hillary Clinton’s health during the 2016 campaign.

Many of us recall how the Trump campaign and right-wing media began making up stories about Clinton’s failing health in the summer of 2016, although there was no evidence to support these claims.

Nobody in the media or either campaign had ever talked about Hillary’s health until Stone and WikiLeaks got involved disseminating false information.

But right after Stone’s WikiLeaks contact told him to focus on Clinton’s health, Sean Hannity began also begin focusing heavily on Hillary’s health.

According to journalist Kurt Eichenwald:

“Hannity appears to have acted on directives from emails between Roger Stone and an intermediary who claimed to have communicated with WikiLeaks.”

This new evidence may send Sean Hannity to prison unless he can come up with some plausible alternative explanation for his actions.

What most likely happened is that Roger Stone told Sean Hannity to start talking about Hillary’s health because WikiLeaks had told Stone of their plan to leak emails suggesting Clinton was seriously ill.

According to the indictment, Stone’s contact at WikiLeaks told him via email on August 2, 2016:

“Would not hurt to start suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke, neither he nor she well. I expect that much of next dump focus.”

Also in the email, Stone’s WikiLeaks liason told him that Wikileaks’ president Julian Assange was planning a document dump of Clinton emails in October.

A few days after the email was sent to Stone, Hannity began to focus on Hillary’s health, suggesting that she was having “seizures” and had some sort of neurological problem.

Specifically, Hannity focused on a short video clip where Clinton bobbed her head as someone stuck a microphone in her face.

“Are there many seizures like that?” Hannity said on the air. “This looks like violent, out of control movements on her part.”

Eichenwald has argued that Hannity had confidential campaign strategy information that came from WikiLeaks through Stone, and this is supported by language in Mueller’s indictment of Stone.

This would mean that Sean Hannity was a criminal co-conspirator in a foreign entity’s plot to receive and publish stolen goods – which is a felony and something you go to prison for.

To convict Hannity, Mueller must prove that Hannity knew the information he was getting from Roger Stone was coming from WikiLeaks. But that may be easy for the federal prosecutors to do since they already have all of Stone’s electronic communications.

If documentary evidence shows that Hannity knew that he was participating in the conspiracy to hurt Clinton, he’s in serious legal trouble and will likely be indicted. It is possible that Mueller may have in his files copies of incriminating communications between the Fox News host and other co-conspirators in addition to Stone, such as Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Assange, and even members of Russian intelligence.

This is not the first time that

Hannity’s name has come up as a possible target of the Mueller probe read more

GOP Rep. Says Flynn Report Is ‘Good News For President Trump’

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, often looks at things differently from most people. And last night was no exception.

After reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing report on former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Meadows reached a conclusion that was shared by almost no other intelligent person. The sentencing report, he said, was “good news for President Trump” because “there is no mention of collusion.”

The conservative Meadows, known to be a big Trump supporter, was a guest of Sean Hannity on Fox News late Tuesday night. He said:

“I have looked at this report and, yes, everybody is going to focus on what has been redacted. But let’s look at what is not in there. There is no suggestion that Michael Flynn had anything to do with collusion. He was with the transition team. He was part of the campaign. And, yet, there is no mention of collusion.” read more

Trump Released Classified Materials Because Fox News Asked Him To

It has never been more clear that Fox News is making executive decisions for the President of the United States. Donald Trump watches Fox News for hours every day (and night) and there have been many stories about how he has been influenced by the conservative news channel.

On Monday, President Donald Trump’s White House released a statement demanding the Department of Justice release all documents relating to the Russia Investigation.

Now we have found out that Trump issued the order to declassify top-secret materials because he was asked to by Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro of Fox News.

Trump declassified sensitive materials because Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro asked him to. Materials that he never bothered to read himself and his own Justice Department said couldn’t be released without jeopardizing ongoing investigations.”

Trump declassified sensitive materials because Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro asked him to. Materials that he never bothered to read himself and his own Justice Department said couldn’t be released without jeopardizing ongoing investigations. https://t.co/sqawVswcUw read more

With Manafort and Cohen Flipping, Hannity’s Goose is Cooked

Robert Mueller’s top two star witnesses —Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen — have pleaded guilty and are working with him. And, as it turns out, both of them have a history of very close connections with not only the president but also Donald Trump’s friend and supporter Sean Hannity.

This means that not only are Trump and Trump’s family in trouble but the controversial Fox News Host is in trouble as well.

Although the focus has been on Manafort recently, it is important to remember that Cohen is also a great source of evidence that the special counsel can use in his investigations.

Much of the Hannity – Trump – Cohen – Manafort connection is public knowledge:

  • We know Hannity talks to Trump almost every evening before bedtime.
  • We know that Hannity was Cohen’s client in his law practice (and his “fixer” practice).
  • We know that after Manafort left the Trump campaign in September of 2016 he continued a close relationship with Hannity.
    • Reportedly they spoke weekly through the rest of the campaign and the transition.
    • They even watched Trump’s inauguration together and remained in communication after Trump became president.

    The substance of Hannity’s conversations with Manafort is not known. However, since Manafort was the subject of a FISA warrant, and is now working on Mueller’s team, there is no question that Mueller and his investigators have records of all of these conversations.

    The exact nature of the legal or “fixer” work Cohen did for Hannity is not public knowledge either. However, the details are in Cohen’s files obtained by the FBI when they raided Cohen’s office and hotel room in April. Which means Mueller has all of this information.

    It is also known that Hannity has been attacking Robert Mueller and his investigation on almost every one of his shows since the special counsel was appointed to investigate Russia and the Trump campaign.

    Hannity has effectively been committing crimes in plain sight, on his nightly TV show.

    For example, in June we wrote:

    Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said on MSNBC that what Sean Hannity did when he encouraged witnesses to destroy Russia investigation evidence was witness tampering and the punishment for that felony is 20 years in prison.”

    In another article in June we wrote:

    Sean Hannity is Trump’s chief propagandist on Fox News, but Hannity was also a client of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen. Hannity has nightly late night phone calls with Trump to discuss strategy and policy.

    Hannity was implicated as part of the cover-up that Trump and Cohen were trying to pull off according to the latest Stormy Daniels lawsuit read more

Hannity’s Secret Relationships Are Now Coming To Light

Sean Hannity Michael Cohen

Last week during a court hearing in New York Michael Cohen’s lawyers reluctantly disclosed a secret that a lot of people were hoping would remain hidden.  They revealed, at the judge’s insistence, that Fox News host Sean Hannity has been a client of Donald Trump’s lawyer/fixer for a long time.

The details of the Hannity-Cohen relationship are the subject of a lot of speculation right now. For his part, Hannity has been denying that there is an attorney-client relationship between him and Cohen, yet he has steadfastly refused to offer any more insight into what exactly Cohen has been doing for him.

One thing we know for sure is that Cohen and Hannity are two people who are extremely close to President Donald Trump.  In fact one could argue that they are Trump’s two closest advisers.

Yesterday there were two more developments on the Hannity secret-relationships front. The Hill carried this story:

“Fox News host Sean Hannity is linked to a group of shell companies that have spent $90 million buying hundreds of homes across the U.S through the help of foreclosures and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Guardian reported Sunday.  read more

Gingrich Goes Full-Tilt Crazy With Plan to Test Every Muslim in America

Newt Gingrich showed up on Fox News’ Hannity Thursday to call for something really “kooky” (Bill Kristol’s words) – the imposition of religious tests for Muslims:

“We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.”

This is coming from one of Donald Trump’s most likely VP picks.

In any normal election year, Gingrich would have taken himself out of the running with his remarks, and we can never know what effect they had if any, on Trump’s eventual decision. But in any normal election year Donald Trump would not be in a position to be picking a VP.

He would be off doing normal Trump-things, like screwing over his employees and stiffing vendors and contractors.

Not screwing the American people.

Sean Hannity got the ball rolling by asking Gingrich about a favorite conservative talking point, the Islamization of Europe:

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I don’t want to really tie this into politics, but every issue America is now dealing with, every issue that we have discussed in recent months and years about the Islamization of Europe, about refugees, about immigration, about open borders — it seems to come together, and also political correctness and not recognizing radical Islamic terrorism as the enemy and evil in our time. From your perspective, what does this tragedy, this evil attack tonight, mean for that conflict and debate?
 
NEWT GINGRICH: Well, first of all, Sean, as you know, I was in Paris just last weekend talking with people who are deeply involved in trying to deal with the Iranian government and other sources of terrorism. And let me also say Daniel Silva has a remarkable new novel called Black Widow, and the entire opening section is on the systematic Islamic attack on Jews in France, which is the worst it’s been since the Nazis. So let me start with where I’m coming from, and let me be as blunt and as direct as I can be.

Yes. Daniel Silva. Good book. Thriller. FICTION. Perhaps Gingrich has been reading too many of Bill O’Reilly’s historical fiction best-sellers and getting fact and fiction confused. Remember how the Bush administration drew inspiration for its torture program from television’s “24”? If Jack Bauer can do it, why can’t we?

Then he returned to some favorite Nazi tropes about Western Civilization at war. Hitler was prepared to do all sorts of horrible things in the name of Western Civilization as well:

Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door. But we need to be fairly relentless about defining who our enemies are. Anybody who goes on a website favoring ISIS, or Al Qaeda, or other terrorist groups, that should be a felony, and they should go to jail. Any organization which hosts such a website should be engaged in a felony. It should be closed down immediately.
 
Our forces should be used to systematically destroy every internet-based source. And frankly if we can’t destroy them through the internet, we should destroy them with kinetic power, using various weapons starting with Predators, and frankly just killing them. I am sick and tired of being told that the wealthiest, most powerful civilization in history, all of Western civilization, is helpless in the face of a group of medieval barbarians who, for example, recently burned 20 young women to death — burned them to death because they wouldn’t have sex with them. A group which beheaded recently in the Philippines two Canadian businessmen.

So we have this thing called the First Amendment which protects our right to believe as we will in religious matters. Republicans can pretend all they want that the world’s second-largest religion is not a religion, but it is a religion. They can even pretend Sharia is something peculiarly and uniquely pernicious, but Sharia is pretty much identical to the Law of Moses Evangelicals go on and on about, telling us all (like they complain Muslims do) that we must all obey it.

Gingrich wasn’t just talking about religious tests, however:

“Look, the first step is you have to ask them the questions. The second step is you have to monitor what they’re doing on the internet. The third step is — let me be very clear. You have to monitor the mosques. I mean if you’re not prepared to monitor the mosque, this whole thing is a joke.”

Hannity said this was “a powerful statement” and that he agreed “wholeheartedly.” Of course he did. You can’t separate Hannity from stupidity.

Yet even Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes tweeted his objections to the plan, calling it “embarrassing”:

And Bill Kristol was no less scathing in his response:

Curious: Is Newt proposing Congress enact unconstitutional law, or that president act unconstitutionally on his own? https://t.co/6drR1v7T5a read more

Hillary Announcement: A Sour Sunday For The Right

The surfeit of Republican hand-wringing has begun. Hillary is officially running for president with her online announcement. Yes, THAT Hillary. You know, the Hillary Clinton who has more qualifications for the office than just about all of the modestly accomplished opposition candidates put together.