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Don Lemon asks if firing the US attorneys was a ‘purge’ order from Sean Hannity; here’s his response

“Journalist” Don Lemon spends New Year’s Eve every year getting drunk on live TV on CNN. (YouTube)

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CNN’s Don Lemon is apparently living in an alternate universe.

In Don’s world, Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is president of the United States.

Lemon suggested as much when he insinuated that Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ decision to fire all remaining U.S. Attorneys appointed by Obama was a direct order from Hannity.

Lemon noted that Sessions had asked for the resignations of all 46 Obama holdovers one day after Hannity called for a “purge” of Obama appointees, whom many believe are actively trying to sabotage President Trump.

“Coincidence, you think?” Lemon asked a CNN panel Friday night. “Or is this another example of the president having a knee-jerk reaction to a right-wing news story?”

Anti-Trumper John Flannery (in red bow tie) egged Lemon on by commenting: “Those two have been trading information and patting each other on the back since the campaign.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctL9gPtAofA

Sean Hannity responded to Lemon’s moonbat conspiracy theory on Twitter by pointing out that former Republican president Abraham Lincoln and former Democratic president Bill Clinton both fired holdovers from their predecessors when they took office.

That’s normal, to ensure that you hire your own staff that is loyal to your agenda and not that of your predecessor.

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/840446938948485121

In fact, Bill Clinton fired all 93 U.S. attorneys when he took office in 1993, and the press didn’t blink an eye. And Lincoln fired more than 78% of executive branch employees shortly after he took office.

Unlike the hacks at CNN who present propaganda masquerading as news, Hannity doesn’t hide his political views. Hannity joins a growing chorus of Trump supporters who say the president must purge any staffers who want to undermine him, especially in light of the numerous recent press leaks from the White House and the intelligence community.

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“It’s time now for President Trump to follow Abraham Lincoln’s example and fire anyone and everyone who’s actively working against him in government,” Hannity said Thursday. “He’s got to end the leaks that are plaguing this administration.”

Meanwhile, Twitter pointed out the media’s hypocrisy over the US Attorney firings.

In response to the New York Times’ fake news claim that DOJ resignations are usually sought much earlier than March, the Federalist co-founder Sean Davis noted that Clinton had asked for attorney resignations in late-March of 1993.

Davis then tweeted a photo of Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno asking then-US Attorney Jeff Sessions to resign on March 23, 1993:

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/840373568764547074

Others agreed, saying the media is making a mountain out of a molehill simply because they dislike Trump. And it’s time to grow up.

https://twitter.com/germanrlopez/status/840341283516354564

https://twitter.com/SSludgeworth/status/840312971578494976

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/840299227284611072

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