Fox News host Sean Hannity tried to smear Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “crime boss” in a broadcast promoted by President Donald Trump (more video below).
Hannity tried to smear Mueller, a Republican, on the basis of campaign donations to Democrats by members of Mueller’s team.
Former CIA officer Phil Mudd defended Mueller on CNN:
I spent four and a half years by Robert Mueller. This is a storied prosecutor, one of the most legendary FBI directors, who spent 12 years as an FBI director for both President Bush and Obama.
He’s a decorated military veteran being compared to a crime boss when he’s investigating a man who bragged about his genitalia during the campaign and lied about the Obama birth certificate during the campaign.
Whose press secretary lied within 24 hours of getting into the White House, who lied about Trump Towers being wired. Who has got 17, 18 women — I lost a number of fingers to counting how many women who said he did something inappropriate. Whose advisers have quit because they lied to federal investigators about everything from financial fraud to their involvement with the Russian ambassador.
And you got that dirt bag telling me that one of the most storied FBI directors ever is a crime boss? You put him side by side and you tell me what we got here. Facts are facts. Robert Mueller’s an American legend’s legends. The president is a dirt bag — I don’t know what to tell you, I’m so pissed off.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, slammed Hannity as “desperate man” (video below):
It’s beneath contempt. Sean Hannity is a desperate, desperate man, desperately defending a desperate, desperate president. Sean Hannity has a show that Shep Smith and the rest of the news people at Fox News consider to be a joke. They call it fake news, they call it entertainment and that’s fine if people want to be entertained that way at night.
People watch the Kardashians, too. But when you have people at Fox News saying, ‘that’s not really news, that’s entertainment,’ it is. It’s trash, though, the fact that he is entertained and the fact that other people are entertained, by trashing a hero in Vietnam, by trashing a man that guided America through 9/11, a man that’s dedicated his entire life to protecting Americans at home and abroad, is beneath contempt. and it shows how desperate they all are.
I don’t know how stupid he thinks Americans are. But it’s very insulting to Fox viewers that Joe diGenova thinks viewers are such idiots that they think that James Comey helped Hillary Clinton. James Comey wrote the letter ten days before the election that elected Donald Trump.