Courtesy of Mediaite:This made my day. Hannity says he has sources that say Trump didn’t try to fire Mueller. Then minutes later he confirms the fact Trump tried to fire Mueller. He looks like he’s in shock. It’s worth watching on repeat. Tick tock, @SeanHannity. #FireHannity pic.twitter.com/lVsV4pcm1d— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 26, 2018
When addressing the report on his Fox News show, Hannity claimed that the story was a plot to distract people from the more important story of the day, corruption at the FBI.
“At this hour, the New York Times is trying to distract you,” Hannity said. “They have a story that Trump wanted Mueller fired some time last June and our sources — and I’ve checked in with many of them — they’ve not confirmed that tonight.”
He ended the segment by asking: “How many times has the New York Times and others gotten it wrong?”
Well, in a beautifully choreographed egg-meet-face maneuver, Hannity was forced to accept the Times story minutes later on his show, after Fox News’s own reporting confirmed it.
“So we have sources tonight just confirming to Ed Henry that yeah, maybe, Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for a conflict,” Hannity said. “Does he not have the right to raise those questions?”
“We’ll deal with this tomorrow night,” Hannity noted, adding that he had a video of a high-speed car crash to get to.
"Cut to the car chase, dammit I'm dying here, where is the car chase?"
I think this is my favorite Sean Hannity moment ever.
Not that there was a lot of competition.