For months, Trump administration allies in the right-wing media have alleged that the real conspiracy in the Trump-Russia probe is that former Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice “unmasked” former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s identity after his interactions with Russian government officials.
However, a new report from Bloomberg’s Eli Lake revealed that current Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster didn’t believe Rice did anything wrong when she made unmasking requests for Trump campaign officials who were in contact with foreign agents.
Additionally, conservative journalist Sara Carter on Tuesday posted a copy of a letter that McMaster sent Rice informing her that she could keep her top-secret security clearance.
My Latest: A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance https://t.co/59PrHzTJd6
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 3, 2017
This news was enough to send Sean Hannity — one of the biggest peddlers of the Susan Rice “unmasking” conspiracy theory — into a rage.
“What is this?” Hannity wrote in reaction to the news. “Does H.R. McMaster need to go? Susan Rice? Omg.”
What is this? Does H.R. McMaster need to go? Susan Rice? Omg https://t.co/yvw9thaiah
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 3, 2017
Some of Hannity’s Twitter followers, however, were quick to heap scorn upon him, as they mocked him for embracing a conspiracy theory that was debunked by Trump’s own national security adviser.
It means your made-up controversy that Susan Rice did something wrong didn’t work
— Lee Drake (@BLeeDrake) August 3, 2017
Hey Sean: when the entire world is saying something that contradicts what you’re saying, that means YOU’RE THE WRONG ONE…
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) August 3, 2017
More proproganda Sean or should we say #BaghdadSean
— Lanna (@Lannatexasgal) August 3, 2017
It’s amazing how all those things you “uncover” turn out to be false. Can’t wait for the Seth Rich lawsuit, you persisted.
— Brad (@Cynical_Texan) August 3, 2017