Speaking on the one-year anniversary of Mueller’s appointment, Hannity described the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow a “monumental abuse of power” and insisted that a sitting president can’t be indicted.
He also said Mueller may not be able to subpoena Trump since the president’s attorneys have turned in more than 1 million documents.
“Mueller already has everything that they have requested and the only point of a presidential interview is to set a perjury trap,” Hannity said in comments posted online by Media Matters. “This witch hunt is now a direct threat to this American republic. Mueller is causing irreparable damage to the rule of law in this country.”
That statement contradicted what Hannity said when he welcomed the probe a year ago, calling it a “good thing,” as the Washington Post’s JM Rieger pointed out on Twitter:
HANNITY on the appointment of MUELLER one year ago today:
"I think this is a good thing. I think, you know what, they've been clamoring for it, let them get it. ... Let's get to the bottom of it, game on." pic.twitter.com/SPhsH0IxZW
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 17, 2018
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