Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed the New York Times and its “full of crap” story about a list of questions Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump.
“I am told by my sources tonight that The New York Times is full of crap,” Hannity said at the start of his discussion with Fox News contributor Sara Carter on Monday.
His sources, he added, told him that “a lot of those questions are not the questions that the special counsel is asking.”
Hannity was referring to a New York Times article titled, “What Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What It Means,” which was published on Monday. The publication reported that the special counsel would like to ask the president some questions in order to further the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.
Hannity called out the story as “clearly a leak by the special counsel’s office,” and Carter labeled it a “disinformation campaign.”
The publication noted that questions on that alleged list include: “When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting?” and “What discussions did you have during the campaign regarding Russian sanctions?”
“This is how bad the press is in this country is,” Hannity said, adding “they’re being fed lies, disinformation to manipulate the American people.”
“If this is successful, this is America becoming Venezuela,” the Fox News host said, beginning to read off some of the questions in disbelief.
“These New York Times questions, you could use it to burn in your fireplace tonight,” Hannity declared. “Half of these questions are dumb anyway.”
When asked her thoughts about where the questions came from, Carter agreed with Hannity and said they were probably leaked by people “from the special counsel.”
“Or somebody at the special counsel’s talking to Brennan and Clapper?” Hannity asked. “Maybe the corrupt Andrew Weissmann and company?”