Fox News anchor Sean Hannity launched an angry attack on the former special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday night hours after the former FBI director said that his office did not conclude President Trump was innocent of a crime in its two-year Russia probe into the president and his campaign.
Hannity told Fox News viewers that Mueller doesn’t “know the law” and was “basically full of crap.”
“Number one, Mr. Mueller doesn’t know the law,” Hannity said. “He’s basically full of crap and the special counsel’s regulations they are very clear.”
“Mueller’s continued public smear of a duly elected president who has been charged with no crime is completely unethical and immoral,” he said, adding that Mueller’s comments had “nothing to do with justice” and “everything to do with politics.”
Hannity said the special counsel’s press conference “served one purpose and that was to help the Democrats, yet give them another political bone to chew on.”
“That bone has no meat. There is no underlying crime, no evidence of guilt, just more innuendo, more speculation surrounding what we now know is a total conspiracy theory,” he continued.
“The Attorney General [William] Barr, the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the nonpartisan Office of Legal Counsel [are] all crystal clear on this matter,” he said. “They all concluded the president did not obstruct justice. Not because of some Justice Department rule or guideline, or some constitutional restriction.
“They actually were very clear on this point. But because there was no crime. This is no cover-up, and, according to a statement from the DOJ, despite the special counsel’s rhetoric, there is no conflict between them about this matter.”
“After that investigation, if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said in his first public address on his office’s Russia probe.
Mueller said during his comments that a “president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office.”
“That is unconstitutional,” he added. “Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider.”