The sarcasm in Sean Hannity’s advice to witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe to “bash” their cellphones was conveniently lost on his critics.
The Fox News host was not actually condoning tampering with evidence during his monologue Wednesday, though triggered liberals quickly grabbed their pitchforks and torches.
But Hannity did have a very clear point to make about the Mueller “witch hunt” and the special counsel’s “pitbull” team.
Investigators in the probe are “demanding that witnesses turn in their phones,” he said. “Even texts that are on what are called encrypted apps, like Whatsapp or Signal.”
Hannity then made a comparison to Hillary Clinton’s private email server during her time as secretary of state and the FBI investigation it prompted.
“Maybe Mueller’s witnesses, I don’t know,” Hannity said, “if I advised them to follow Hillary Clinton’s lead, delete all your emails and then acid-wash your emails and hard drives on the phones, then take your phones and bash them with a hammer to little itsy bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the sim cards.”
Hanity continued, saying, “then take the pieces and hand them over to Robert Mueller, and say, Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law.”
The Fox News host was referring, of course, to the more than 30,000 emails of Clinton’s that were found to have been destroyed. Clinton claimed the emails were deleted as many of them were on personal and private matters.
“How do you think that would work out for everybody who Mueller’s demanding their phones of tonight?” Hannity asked.
“I’m certain the result would not be the same as Hillary’s,” arguing that Clinton could apparently get away with it but Trump’s allies can not.
Liberals immediately unleashed their attacks on Hannity, accusing him of coercing witnesses into destroying evidence. Democratic Coalition co-founder, Scott Dworkin – who credits himself with helping “uncover #TrumpRussia scandal” – even called for the Fox News host to be indicted.
Sean Hannity should be indicted for instructing witnesses to destroy material evidence. No one is above the law. Especially not Putin’s president or this unhinged bozo. #FireHannity pic.twitter.com/Yhz6KFPkVx
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 7, 2018
Hey remember when Assange DM’d Hannity asking him to reach out on an encrypted app?
Tonight Hannity is freaking out about Mueller searching encrypted apps and “advised” all Mueller witnesses to “bash” their phones “into itsy bitsy pieces” pic.twitter.com/cZhaUqVNQk
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 7, 2018
Congratulations to Sean Hannity for sending himself to prison with his on-air meltdown tonight.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 7, 2018
I wonder how many Fox News viewers bashed their cell phones last night after Sean Hannity suggested Mueller witnesses do just that.
I’m sure many of them, in their conspiracy laden minds, believe Mueller is after them as well.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 7, 2018
Never mind that anyone with a mature thinking process could see that Hannity was just stirring people up with his sarcasm. Or even the fact that he clarified that he was joking during the same show.
“Mueller wants everyone’s cell phones. My advice to them, not really, kidding, bad advice, would be, follow Hillary’s lead. Delete them, acid wash them, bust them up, take out the SIM cards and say here Mr. Mueller, here,” Hannity said, “I’m following Hillary’s lead.”
Twitter users not so easily triggered found Hannity’s monologue and the liberal firestorm it created to be quite entertaining.
Lefties going wild cuz @SeanHannity pointed out double standard & hypocrisy of the left! Mueller asks for everybody’s cell phones, knowing Hillary had ZERO consequences after destroying all her devices wa hammer & bleach bit & removing SIM cards!
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) June 7, 2018
You guys do understand that he just recapped everything the Clinton team did to their devices before talking to the FBI w/ zero consequence…. rigggght?
— #BattleMasterApollo (@WarDogApollo) June 7, 2018
Sean Hannity is telling people to take a page from Clinton’s playbook and the liberals are having a meltdown. It’s like Christmas in June!
— PDoug PDoug (@Naeyeth) June 7, 2018
— Maya (@MbmpPB7) June 7, 2018
I think it’s HILARIOUS that Sean Hannity is triggering all these douchebag LIBS tonight. It just means he’s doing a great job, & doing something right!! Keep up the AMAZING work Sean! We love you!! #MAGA
— Maya (@MbmpPB7) June 7, 2018
Apparently, libs watch Sean Hannity too…but they’re either too stupid to understand what he’s talking about or they’re just plain malicious and they want to destroy him.
— James M. Cain (@dmcparson) June 7, 2018
In fairness to Sean, I took his remarks as being sarcastic in comparison to Hillary’s actions.
— Joel Griffith ن (@Solameanie) June 7, 2018
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