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Hannity: Reaction to His 'Follow Hillary' Advice to Witnesses on Mueller Evidence Is Fake News

Hannity: Reaction to His 'Follow Hillary' Advice to Witnesses on Mueller Evidence Is Fake News
Fox News host Sean Hannity in the White House briefing room in in January 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 08 June 2018 07:47 AM

Sean Hannity's self-described "sarcastic remarks" instructing witnesses talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller to 'follow Hillary' and destroy their phones were met with disdain on social media, forcing the Fox News host to cry "fake news" the next day, USA Today reported.

On his show Wednesday, Hannity said those who were expected to turn over evidence in Mueller's Russia probe, including encrypted smart phones, should "follow Hillary Clinton's lead."

"Delete all your emails and then acid wash the emails and hard drives on phones," Hannity said, according to USA Today. "Then take your phones and bash them into itsy-bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the SIM cards and then take the pieces and hand it over to Robert Mueller and say, 'Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law.'"

USA Today suggested Hannity was referring to reported that mobile devices were destroyed during an investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server.

Hannity’s comments met considerable derision on social media, for example:

On Thursday's show, Hannity returned to the topic, claiming that the responses were generated by "fake news" outrage and that his comments were taken out of context.

"I made what are obviously sarcastic remarks highlighting a clear double standard as it relates to our justice system," Hannity said, according to USA Today. "Believe it or not, the insane left wing media in this country, headline after headline, they picked up those comments — they're so dumb and gullible — and had a full-on, the only thing I can describe as a fake news freak-out."

CNBC described Hannity, host of a Fox News's primetime political opinion show and a conservative radio host, as one of Trump most loyal media supporters and who reportedly shared a lawyer with the president in Michael Cohen.

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Sean Hannity's self-described "sarcastic remarks" instructing witnesses talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller to 'follow Hillary' and destroy their phones were met with disdain on social media, forcing the Fox News host to cry "fake news" the next day.
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