“President” Donald Trump has regular communications with Fox News host Sean Hannity, according to numerous reports that have long suggested they have “pillow talk” on a regular basis. On his show this week, Hannity spewed insanity, not surprising for the empty suit he is. On his show, Hannity told his listeners: “I don’t think anything of what we’re hearing is true because it just – none of it makes sense, but they get to jump the gun, because they want this all to – they want everybody to believe Donald Trump was colluding with the Russians.”
Sean Hannity downplayed Michael Cohen’s cooperation with federal prosecutors. Hannity was one of three clients that Michael Cohen listed as true legal clients subject to potential attorney-client privilege. What Hannity and Cohen discussed is still not known, but perhaps Hannity is worried about what Cohen and Michael Flynn or others might have revealed to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or what trouble Hannity might find himself in before the investigation is over.
Hannity, not a lawyer and not the sharpest knife in the drawer, then went on to advise his listeners not to speak with the FBI, cautioning them: “If you’re like me, and you were – grew up to revere an FBI agent, and the FBI comes to your house, and maybe some crime took place in the neighborhood, and maybe you have a little bit of information, but you don’t quite fully recall everything, but you’re pretty sure you do – the advice I have to give you now is, ‘Don’t talk to the FBI.’ How awful is that?”
Everyone in Donald Trump’s orbit is acting more and more like gangsters, telling people not to be “weak” and not to be a “rat” and not to cooperate or speak with the FBI. Those who take advice from Hannity have fools for advisers, and Hannity – as per usual – continues to assail the FBI and Department of Justice. So much for being an advocate of law and order, and putting criminals away. Hannity better hope that nobody Mueller has spoken with has chirped about him.
Daniel Cotter is a lawyer writing and teaching about SCOTUS, and married father of two boys living in Chicago, Illinois.