Ever since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel for the Russia investigation, two people have been only too eager and happy to defend Donald Trump and attack the probe: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Fox host Sean Hannity.
But now, in what may well wind up being one of the most beautiful examples of karmic retribution in modern history, we learn that Nunes and Hannity are themselves subjects in the Russia investigation.
Scott Dworkin, a longtime political strategist and MSNBC contributor, announced this week on his podcast that Nunes and Hannity — along with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — are also facing scrutiny from the special counsel’s office. Dworkin cites a GOP source as telling him of the development.
On his podcast, Dworkin noted:
“It all makes sense, especially with Hannity. Hannity was a client of [Michael] Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, and always was involved in this whole Seth Rich controversy where he tried to paint him out as a traitor, made it look like Hillary murdered him after giving Russia her emails.”
Sean Hannity, it should be mentioned, is probably about to shit bricks, despite his smug on-air demeanor. As Dworkin added:
“Hannity admits to advising Trump, but on the air, he’s repeatedly mocked suggestions that he functions as an unofficial chief of staff and criticized the ‘fake-news media’ for not bothering to reach out to him for the truth (a spokesperson for Fox News declined multiple interview requests for this article on Hannity’s behalf.) More than any other figure of the right-wing infosphere, Hannity has behaved as if he were an extension of the Trump communications department, his daily stream of assertions serving to prop up Trump and, in real time, define what Trumpism is supposed to be.”
And this isn’t the first time Hannity’s name has come up in conjunction with the Mueller probe. Shortly after the election, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (who had his bail revoked today for tampering with witnesses and may never see the outside of a jail cell again) appeared on Hannity’s show, where the host happily bragged:
“You and I stayed in touch, when you were in the campaign, when you left the campaign, you never lost confidence.”
Manafort was under surveillance at the time, so any phone calls, text messages, or emails he and Hannity exchanged were likely recorded by the FBI. And that could be very bad news for Hannity, because Manafort is charged with some serious crimes, including conspiracy against the United States.
The vise is tightening on all of the rats who took part in the conspiracy to steal the 2016 election, and Nunes, Hannity, and Rohrabacher should be very nervous, because Robert Mueller is not playing games. He has every intention of bringing them to justice, along with all the other traitors.