Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sean Hannity Melts Down About Hillary Clinton On Day Manafort, Cohen Become Felons


Sean Hannity mourned the death of “equal justice under the law” on Tuesday,
riled up that President Donald Trump’s former associates were deemed
guilty of crimes when his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton had not been. 

“Equal justice under the law ... is dead,” Hannity said during his opening monologue.
The Fox News host was responding to reports that Trump’s former campaign
manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight of 18 charges, including five counts
of tax fraud, in the first trial of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Manafort
faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. The judge declared a mistrial after the
jurors failed to reach a decision on the remaining 10 charges. 
Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, entered into a plea deal with
prosecutors on Tuesday, pleading guilty to eight charges including bank fraud,
tax fraud and campaign finance violations due to his payments of “hush money”
in 2016 to women who said they had affairs with Trump several years earlier.
Cohen said he paid the women at the direction of Trump.
“Cohen and Manafort ― literally prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
for bank and tax frauds, etc.,” Hannity said. “In today’s two-tiered
justice system, as a Democrat, clearly you can commit financial fraud and
get away with it. By the way, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
The host then launched into an attack on Clinton and her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she “destroyed classified information, which violates the espionage act.” 
“And then you can delete subpoenaed emails ... 33,000 of them and acid-wash your hard drive ... and eliminate the evidence, and have your aide smash up your devices with hammers, and get away with it,” he added.
An FBI investigation into Clinton’s email use concluded in 2016
that there was no evidence that prosecution was warranted.
Then-FBI Director James Comey said there was evidence
of potential mishandling of classified information and referred
the matter to the Justice Department, which closed the investigation
without bringing charges. A State Department inspector general
report concluded that Clinton had violated the government’s policy
on email use but that such violations were not criminal.
Hannity, who was also a client of Cohen’s, told viewers that he
suspected prosecutors “forced” the attorney to say Trump knew about
the hush money payments. He also told his viewers that there were
lessons to learn from Tuesday’s news, including not lying to the FBI
and paying taxes. 

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