Courtesy of HuffPo:
Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, lawyers for President Donald Trump, hosted Sean Hannity’s radio show Friday afternoon in an unvarnished display of partisan loyalty on one of the nation’s most influential talk shows.
Hannity announced the schedule change Friday morning on Twitter as he shared an interview with Sekulow he conducted earlier in the week. The lawyer criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, a theme that resurfaced in Friday’s episode when Sekulow and former New York Mayor Giuliani took the reins.
Hannity’s cozy relationship with the president is well known, but this is the first time he’s stepped aside to lend his powerful microphone to Trump’s team directly.
The president’s lawyers spent the show’s three hours rehashing Trump administration talking points and making their case for their shared client in between listeners’ calls.
As he did earlier in the week, Sekulow argued that Article II of the U.S. Constitution protects the president from Justice Department questioning ― a claim debated in legal circles. He also acknowledged that, contrary to legal advice, Trump wants to speak with Mueller because he believes he can clear his name. (The attorneys are currently negotiating terms of a possible interview.)
Giuliani claimed the Mueller investigation was “born in corruption” and called for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey to be investigated for legal violations he deemed “clear.” If he were attorney general, Giuliani said, he would appoint an independent counsel to “appropriately prosecute” individuals including Comey and Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who sent personal texts critical of Trump to a colleague.
I have a feeling that this was arranged for an audience of one, that the one loved every minute of it.
Sean Hannity might as well hand over his Fox show to Giuliani and Sekulow as well since he is for all intents and purposes serving as Trump’s public relations representative and has left any shred of journalistic integrity in the rearview mirror.