Fox News host and Donald Trump supporter Sean Hannity admitted on his radio show on Friday that he called Trump’s White House attorneys to confirm that the New York Times bombshell about the president ordering the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller was in fact true.
“I called my sources at the White House, I called an attorney for the president,” Hannity said. “Ty Cobb said he wasn’t going to comment.”
The host, echoing Trump, went on to say that he is “not going to ever ever ever use the New York Times as my source.”
“I am never also going to be led astray by the means, mainstream media,” he continued, before going off on a rambling rant that suggested he doesn’t believe reports that the FBI “secret society” text, sent between controversial agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, are really a joke.
Hannity tried switching the story, saying that the Times bombshell meant the media “didn’t have the talk about the [so-called ‘DOJ abuses’] memo that it looks like is going to be released the day after the State of the Union next week.”
“They didn’t have to talk about at all whether or not, you know, the latest about Trump-Strzok and their text back and forth,” he said, appearing to confuse agent Page with the president.
“Last night when I came on the air, we have new information new text messages, they didn’t have to cover any of that because they were too busy, you know, basically being the sheep in their echo chamber, and they talk to each other,” he said.
You can listen to Hannity’s rant in the audio clip below: