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Hannity doubles down on offer to host Comey, launches blistering tweetstorm in response to allegation of ‘hyperbole’

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Disgraced former FBI director James Comey, who previously stated that the Department of Justice inspector general’s report validated his actions, claimed he had been booked for an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” only to have the network cancel after the report came out.

Fox News disputed that account, saying that Comey was “not booked and was never confirmed to appear” on the show.

But that didn’t stop Fox News’ Sean Hannity from extending Comey an offer to go on his show Tuesday evening, reserving the full hour for Comey, as well as offering him three full hours on his daily radio show.

“Hey Mr Super Patriot, come on my show “Hannity” on Fox News. The #1 show in all of Cable News. I’ll give you the Full hour Tuesday night & I’ll offer 3 full hours on 625 of the biggest and best talk radio stations in America,” Hannity tweeted, adding in a second tweet: “You have a lot of explaining to do.”

As for the explaining, President Trump took to Twitter to quote Fox News hosts Brit Hume and Bret Baier.

The quote, believed to be from Hume, read: “You have to look at the 17 instances of misconduct cited in the Report, they are very bad. The FISA Court was clearly taken for a ride on this, a failure of the FBI up and down the chain of command. It’s about as strong a medicine as I’ve seen in a report of this kind in a very long time. The FBI has had some dark day in its past, but nothing like this. This was VERY SERIOUS MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF THE FBI.”

Comey failed to respond to Hannity’s generous offer, so he doubled down Wednesday while laying down a blistering tweetstorm in response doubts about his authenticity, in effect, laying out the findings of the report being glossed over by many in the media.

“My offer is NOT hyperbole. 4 on air hours. Colby I’m not sure what you missed about yesterday’s report but the 4 Fisa applications were all based almost entirely on a single unreliable sub source…,” he tweeted, tagging Mediaite reporter Colby Hall, who said the offer was “clearly hyperbole.”

Jumping ahead a bit, Hannity noted that Comey had until Noon Tuesday to accept his invitation — needless to say, the disgraced former G-man did not.

Hannity tweeted: “He has until noon today to accept my invitation as I have 4 hours of content to prepare. Don’t hold your breath.”

But back to the tweetstorm breaking down the IG report, it’s worth following because it includes critical information, such as Comey signing three of the four FISA warrant applications.

Hannity also stated that the damage done to the FBI under Comey is “incalculable.”

Here are the rest of his tweets in all their splendor:

Tom Tillison

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