Sean Hannity handed his radio show over to two of Trump’s lawyers so they could attack Robert Mueller and lie about their client’s innocence.

By | 2018-08-11T16:57:22+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |23 Comments

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. 

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23 Comments

  1. anon August 11, 2018 at 6:35 am - Reply

    ‘any shred of journalistic integrity”? H can’t leave something he NEVER HAD to begin with.

    • anon August 11, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

      G. YOU and this BLOG have MORE ‘journalistic integrity’ then HE’LL ever acquire “Hannity attended college for two years before dropping out due to financial difficulty. ”
      “He hosted his first talk radio show in 1989 at the volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM, while working as a general contractor. The show aired for 40 hours of air time. Regarding his first show, he said, “I wasn’t good at it. I was terrible.””<Proof

  2. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Blame Rupert Murdoch for Trump Calling Journalists ‘Enemies of the People’
    Fox News made the president, and there is no doubt about the man who made Fox News what it is.

    Donald Trump has made America dangerous for journalists. He couldn’t have done that without the work of a man who employs thousands of journalists, Rupert Murdoch.

    The president continues to incite audiences at his rallies in the same way that he incited them during his presidential campaign to believe that journalists are their foes—“enemies of the people” in his Stalinesque formation. And the audiences love it.

    The ecstasy that is Trump Worship on the audiences’ faces and their readiness to believe, when he tells them “what you are reading, what you are seeing, isn’t happening” is scary enough as an Orwellian moment, but the hatred of the lynch mob that he directs at journalists is truly virulent.

    But those audiences have long been conditioned to the point where they behave like a cult with blind faith in their leader. They have been brainwashed by a means that was not available to either Stalin or Hitler: television. By Fox News, to be more precise.

    The contours of the Trump base are not exactly those of the Fox News audience. The extremes of the base—the white supremacists, the self-declared fascists—are not permissible on cable news. But that doesn’t matter: Fox News was the primary catalyst of the movement that elected Trump.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/blame-rupert-murdoch-for-trump-calling-journalists-enemies-of-the-people?ref=home

  3. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply
    • Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

      The GOP is desperate ahead of the midterms

      GOP Rep. Chris Collins Ends Re-Election Bid Days After Arrest – And He’s Blaming Nancy Pelosi

      “Democrats are laser focused on taking back the House, electing Nancy Pelosi speaker, and then launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump.”

      “They would like nothing more than to elect an ‘Impeach Trump’ Democrat in this District, which is something that neither our country or my party can afford,” he added before finally announcing his decision to end his bid.

      The full statement:

      …The fact that Collins used the first portion of his statement to whine about Democrats shows how desperate the party is to spin this damning development for Republicans.

      The disgraced Trump ally can frame his decision any way he wants, but his corruption is likely to affect the party at the worst possible time. In fact, the insider trading scandal might turn out to be a party-wide controversy that could bring down more than a half-dozen other GOP lawmakers.

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/11/collins-arrest-blaming-nancy-pelosi.html

  4. Anon August 11, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

    https://www.apnews.com/3024dc1bd77f494fabdfd133e62dbccd/Ex-judge:-Michael-Cohen-raid-items-privilege-review-is-over

    “In many respects Cohen is in exactly the same situation as Manafort, it’s just that he hasn’t been indicted yet.

    To clarify, let’s look at the Cohen news that appeared in the media over the past week but has been mostly ignored.

    First of all, Cohen is now under investigation for tax fraud.” “Tax fraud. Bank fraud. Illicit loans. Money laundering.” “In Cohen’s case, he has a business partner who has also “flipped” and is working with prosecutors. And like Gates, this business associate could provide the evidence needed to find Cohen guilty. The guy who flipped and cut a plea deal is Evgeny Freidman known as the “Taxi King””
    “prosecutors can now proceed with their case against Cohen for various other financial crimes.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/11/why-the-manafort-trial-makes-clear-that-michael-cohen-is-doomed.html

  5. ANON August 11, 2018 at 7:27 am - Reply

    OT? “Noting that Washington, D.C. is a “progressive city” — he said the expectation is that people — progressives, including the African Americans and Latino populations targeted by white nationalists — would fill Lafayette Park “to crowd out the Nazis.”
    “At press time, 1,500 people have RSVP’ed to the Hate Not Welcome event on Facebook, which be will begin with a three-hour “Still Here, Still Strong” rally at Freedom Plaza at noon, followed by a march to Lafayette Square. Shut it Down D.C. is also holding a battery of trainings and events in the lead-up to Sunday, including sessions on protest health, deescalation, and “understanding law enforcement tactics, equipment, and psychology.””
    “We will be in the streets on August 10-12,” they write. “And we intend to WIN.””

    • Anon August 11, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/summer-of-hate-the-shocking-story-of-what-really-happened-in-charlottesville?ref=home

      “EXCERPT
      ‘Summer of Hate’: The Shocking Story of What Really Happened in Charlottesville
      In ‘Summer of Hate,’ Hawes Spencer provides a riveting timeline of events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 that killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more.”

    • anon August 11, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/charlottesvilles-gop-lawmaker-reveals-fbi-told-russian-meddling-led-last-years-fatal-unite-right-rally/

      ““I sat in a closed session briefing — probably two months ago — about Charlottesville, with the director of the FBI amongst others, and asked if Russian intermeddling had do with fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville,” he said.

      “I was told, ‘YES, ~IT~ did.’ I was asked if this was classified, they said, ‘No, it is not.’ I waited until TODAY,” ““They’re trying to make the world safer for kleptocrats and oligarchs and dictators like Putin and they use things like this racial divisive fight — which ignores the commonalities we as Americans have with each other, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion — this is the sort of thing they do,” “As a member of Homeland Security, seriously that’s what scares me most,””

    • Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Get ready for another white nationalist rally — and counterprotests, too

      On Sunday, demonstrators are set to hold a “white civil rights rally” on the anniversary of last year’s “Unite the Right” protest.
      This time, supporters plan to gather in a much more high-profile setting: Lafayette Square park, directly across the street from the White House.
      Here’s what you need to know:

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/us/white-nationalist-rally-explainer/index.html

  6. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Democrats Now Have Their Own Social Media Army to Fight the Russians

    …The DCCC has hired several dozen social media specialists whose job is to fight daily messaging battles online. By doing this they hope to counter the efforts already under way that are helping the Russians and the Republicans.

    According to DCCC reports, their new effort employs over 40 “battle station organizers” and sets them to work in the most competitive districts in the country. They work full-time building grass-roots networks to spread pro-Democratic messages. They also post attacks on Republicans in local Facebook and Twitter communities.

    “This is completely different from what we have done in past cycles,” said Dan Sena, the executive director of the DCCC.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/11/democrats-now-have-their-own-social-media-army-to-fight-the-russians.html

    AP Study Shows Huge Advantage for Democrats in Special Elections

    The new AP study shows Democratic voters being more enthusiastic than Republicans in almost a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office. Enthusiasm of voters is measured primarily by how many of each party turn up to vote, which has historically been a major problem for Democrats in elections when presidential candidates are not on the ballot.

    This turnout problem for Democrats in off-year elections and special elections seems to have gone away thanks to Trump, and according to Republican analysts this is their #1 problem.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/11/ap-study-shows-huge-advantage-for-democrats-in-special-elections.html

  7. Covfefe August 11, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    ‘“Can I just unpack the loaded term perjury trap for a moment?” the guest asked. “It’s one of Mr. Giuliani’s favorite refrains, that the president won’t sit down because Mr. Mueller because Mr. Mueller has set a perjury trap.”’
    “I would suggest every time Mr. Giuliani says that Mr. Mueller is setting a perjury trap for the president, the American people should hear that as the president is either unwilling or incapable of coming in and telling the truth,”’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/ex-federal-prosecutor-destroys-giluianis-perjury-trap-complaints-using-nothing-paper-coffee-cup/

    • Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Exactly, how has the “media” not picked up on the fact that Giuliani and the other so called attorneys keep admitting that the reason they don’t want trump to testify is because he LIES !! That says volumes about what they think of trump, he is a pathological liar.

      Who ever heard of the defense: sorry my client can’t answer the question because he LIES?

  8. anon August 11, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    OT? Bet Not?

    “The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk stunned investors by announcing on Twitter that he might take Tesla private in a record $72 billion transaction that valued the company at $420 per share, and that “funding” had been “secured.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/elon-musk-sued-tweets-going-private-proposal/

    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4197828-sec-look-possible-musk-saudi-insider-trading-angle-curacao-entity

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/saudis-should-buy-tesla-but-not-at-420

    “$420 per share, an overall valuation of $82B, which would make the electric car maker the most valuable private company in the world. In a subsequent post on Tesla’s blog, Musk clarified his thinking: “As a public company, we are subject to wild swings in our stock price that can be a major distraction for everyone working at Tesla, all of whom are shareholders.”

    Earlier that day, the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has been buying up TSLA stock under the radar; the Saudis now have a 3-5% stake in Tesla worth between $1.7B and $2.9B. BILLION!

  9. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I say this is an excellent idea, the more these bozos talk the deeper the hole they dig and it is all on the record and there is video to prove it.

    I just ignore what “LIE OF THE DAY” they are telling, except to laugh.

  10. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Why are these traitors still in office? Oh right they are the majority, well maybe we will have a “little clean up on aisle republican” after NOV
    ============================

    House Republicans KNEW Trump got illegal help from Putin, they’re on tape laughing about it.

    A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. […]

    That’s when McCarthy brought the conversation about Russian meddling around to the DNC hack, Trump and Rohrabacher.

    “I’ll guarantee you that’s what it is. . . . The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump,” McCarthy said with a laugh.

    Ryan asked who the Russians “delivered” the opposition research to.

    “There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said, drawing some laughter. “Swear to God,” McCarthy added.

    “This is an off the record,” Ryan said.

    Some lawmakers laughed at that.

    “No leaks, all right?,” Ryan said, adding: “This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

    “That’s how you know that we’re tight,” Scalise said.

    “What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/10/1787434/-House-Republicans-KNEW-Trump-got-illegal-help-from-Putin-they-re-on-tape-laughing-about-it

  11. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

    This Rudy guy grates on the nerves. Why do they give his lying ass airtime? Must desperately need the ratings because this guy is lying through his false teeth. Both he and Trump.

    • anon August 11, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Kellyanne CONway will be squawking tomorrow.

  12. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Trump Wanted To Be Sworn In With ‘Art of the Deal’

    …“He asked me, ‘Omarosa, what do you think about me getting sworn in on “The Art of the Deal?”’ she writes in “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”

    “I said, ‘Instead of the Bible?’” she continues.

    “Yeah. The Art of the Deal is a bestseller!” Trump replied, according to her account. “It’s the greatest business book of all time. It’s how I’m going to make great deals for the country. Just think how many copies I’d sell—maybe a commemorative inauguration copy?!”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/omarosas-new-book-claims-trump-wanted-to-be-sworn-in-with-art-of-the-deal?ref=wrap

    • Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      OMG and he didn’t even write it.

  13. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    The Republican Party is quickly, openly becoming the Party Of White Supremacy.

    …For all intents and purposes, the Republican Party has irrevocably hitched its star to white supremacy, hoping that its voters will follow. And thus far, their tactics have sparked virtually no backlash, no protest, no condemnation from the Republican base. At this point, as Serwer points out, the only thing remaining to validate or invalidate these belief systems is for the American people to render their judgment, by voting on them:

    ‘Only when Americans render a political verdict against Trumpism and its racialized vision of American citizenship will that skirmish be won. Until that happens, the white nationalists know that despite their infamy and humiliation, their pathetic adherence to a genetic determinism they desperately hope will rescue their lonely lives from insignificance is slowly succeeding at remaking the country in their image.’

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/11/1787335/-The-Republican-Party-is-gradually-unmistakably-becoming-the-Party-Of-White-Supremacy

  14. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    House Republicans KNEW Trump got illegal help from Putin, they’re on tape laughing about it.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/10/1787434/-House-Republicans-KNEW-Trump-got-illegal-help-from-Putin-they-re-on-tape-laughing-about-it

    • anon August 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      TRAITOR$!
      “That’s when McCarthy brought the conversation about Russian meddling around to the DNC hack, Trump and Rohrabacher.

      “I’ll guarantee you that’s what it is. . . . The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump,” McCarthy said with a laugh.

      Ryan asked who the Russians “delivered” the opposition research to.

      “There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said, drawing some laughter. “Swear to God,” McCarthy added.

      “This is an off the record,” Ryan said.

      Some lawmakers laughed at that.

      “No leaks, all right?,” Ryan said, adding: “This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

      “That’s how you know that we’re tight,” Scalise said.

      “What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added.”

      “Russiagate is a story about a criminal-riddled presidential campaign that was positively eager to trade foreign policy favors for hacked oppo research from a foreign power; a story of a political party leadership that laughed over the idea behind closed doors and successfully intimidated the incumbent government from discussing the story fully; and a story of a party electorate that has fed on bilious hatred for liberals and nutball conspiracy theories for so long they have completely lost sight of basic democratic values. ”
      “We cannot bear another round of the collegial amnesty that was bestowed on Bush administration torturers and senior bankers who knowingly abetted fraud.

      If we are to recover from the current epidemic of corruption, there must be a reckoning. Yet, no reckoning is possible without a victory in the 2018 elections. ” FUCK Bitch McCONell tOO!

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