Sean Hannity’s fascism was revealed in all its ugliness as he demanded that Hillary Clinton be prosecuted just on his say so. He didn't seem to think there was any need for a trial, either, as he pronounced her guilty of "felonies," too.
Hannity seems to become more unhinged nightly as he desperately “defends” his Dear Leader by whipping up as much hate and hostility toward others as he can possibly work into a one hour television show.
Friday night’s scapegoats/deflections were former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
While real patriots worry about the ominous web of ties between Donald Trump and Russia and, most importantly, about Russia’s attack on our democracy, Hannity shows absolutely no concern about Russia's actions.
Yet Hannity called it “explosive news” that Lynch is being investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee as to “whether she assured the Hillary Clinton campaign that the FBI probe into Clinton’s emails wouldn’t go too far,” as Politico reported.
The guest for this particular episode of Unhinged Hannity was Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, the same Jay Sekulow who recently embarrassed himself on Fox News Sunday when he couldn’t get his story straight on whether or not Donald Trump is under investigation.
Much of the interview was another Groundhog Day on the show. Hannity ignored the disturbing links between Donald Trump and Russia and made bullyboy insinuations that the whole Russia investigation is some cabal between the "Deep State," what he calls the "Destroy Trump Media" and the left.
“But it did open the door that, OK, now we’ve gotta look at Loretta [Lynch],” Hannity said brightly. He sounded just as upbeat as he announced, “Now we gotta look at Hillary and I would argue Hillary is gonna be right behind Loretta Lynch in terms of investigations.” I haven’t seen him look so pleased in weeks.
Sure enough, Sekulow agreed. He waved some papers around like Joseph McCarthy and started shouting about the “very, very significant development.”
Sekulow’s “development” was really a question: “Were there memorandums or statements made by the attorney general to the members of the Democratic National Committee stating this: ‘We will not let this investigation of Hillary Clinton go too far. Those assurances have been made.’”
Sekulow declared there is “a lot of evidence starting to swirl” - which looks like another way of saying he has none. But, he promised “There’s a lot more at play here than just this.”
After a brief detour in which Commandant Hannity denounced Special Counsel Robert Mueller's work as “the most extreme conflict of interest” and the Russia investigation “a witch hunt,” Hannity asserted that Clinton and Lynch are “the people that should be investigated.”
Actually, it’s Lynch who “needs to be investigated and if there’s wrongdoing, prosecuted,” according to Commandant Hannity. Clinton, as per Hannity, doesn’t need an investigation. “Hillary Clinton we know committed felonies,” he proclaimed.
Not even Sekulow seemed to want to go there. He said, “The primary task that has to happen now” is that the leaks have to stop.
Not good enough for Commandant Hannity!
HANNITY: I want Hillary prosecuted because she committed felonies. That’s just a fact. And if we deny that, then there’s not equal justice under the law.
Sekulow did not reply.
Watch Hannity reveal his anti-Americanism below, from the June 23, 2017 Hannity.
And I want Hannity waterboarded.
Think either of us will get our wish?
1. Hannity doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to legal matters. He likes citing whatever obscure statutes or sections of code because they sound very important and he thinks it makes him sound well-informed. But he doesn’t understand what those code sections actually mean, since they all work in concert with each other. Just citing a single bit of code never gives the full picture in governmental regulation. Comey made clear in his July presentation last year that the code section Hannity keeps desperately hyping doesn’t apply in context.
Hannity can hammer all he wants on his uninformed opinions, but prosecutors don’t pursue unprovable and unconvictable cases. In order for Hannity to get his way that the intent of Hillary Clinton doesn’t matter for a prosecution, you’d have to prove that she was so outrageously, ridiculously negligent that intent would be irrelevant. If it’s just a matter of whether she should have had a more secure server (and we don’t even know that anyone hacked it – while we do know that the Pentagon servers absolutely were hacked, and they had the same emails she did…), then it’s really not something that any Justice Dept lawyer would jump on if they have any common sense. It’s frankly too small-time and too petty.
2. On the other hand, given the pettiness and viciousness of the Pence White House, it is becoming much more likely that Jeff Sessions will go ahead with a prosecution of Bill and Hillary Clinton, most likely around both the server and the Clinton Foundation. There isn’t any real conviction to be obtained here, but it will at least give the Right Wing the perp walk they’ve long been hoping to see, and it would set them up for a drawn-out court battle during the midterms. As we discussed last year, this is political theater that the Pence White House desperately needs, if only to distract from Trump’s increasing unpopularity.
The two villains were NBC News head Andy Lack and CNN’s Jeff Zucker.
No fake facts here, the flaw is in the lack of rationality. Comey might be several bad things, but fake isn’t one of them.
Well, you won’t shut them up. Inevitably, neither Bill nor Loretta are going to swear under oath to hatching a conspiracy to elect Hillary and obstruct justice which will lead to Hannity to claim they’re lying and to dream up conspiracy theories.
Lynch wanted Comey to wordsmith "investigation’ into ‘matter’. Wrong but hardly the moral equivalent of Trump pressuring and ultimately firing Comey to obstruct an investigation.
NOTE TO CHRIS WALLACE
Are you proud of your colleague, Hannity? He’s an embarrassment to the network, and mocks real journalists. The Murdoch boys allow him to run amok on his show, pushing conspiracy theories and other nonsense.
NOTE TO LONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Are you proud of your association with Hannity? You set a bad example to the youth. We guess getting money from him is more important to you than your morals. You are a sad, sad excuse for so called ‘Christians.’ We wouldn’t donate a dime to you, or the P House for boys.
NOTE TO KEVIN SORBO
Hercules had more character than you. A smart filmmaker would never associate themselves, or take money from a character like Hannity. Are you proud of associating with him in his current state of mind?
Hannity wants him to be prosecuted, too, for making “terroristic threats” against Trump. (Did he ever mention the name Ted Nugent? No, of course not.)
It was left to Gregg Jarrett, an actual conservative, to point out that Secret Service has no business going after smartass celebrities entertaining their audiences as if they were real threats.
Did anyone watch long enough for Hannity’s promised big reveal about the two people he’s discovered are behind all the media’s conspiracy theorists? I couldn’t last that long.