MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Friday was unimpressed with Fox News’ and Sean Hannity’s hysterical reaction to reports that an FBI agent who was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation expressed anti-Trump opinions via text.
Hannity and his guests on Thursday all agreed with the president’s assessment that the FBI is “in tatters,” arguing the non-scandal is “bigger” and “more pervasive” than Watergate.
Wallace played a clip of Hannity sounding the alarm on Mueller’s investigation and his fellow panelists agreeing that Peter Strzok, a single FBI agent, expressing a political opinion means the entire organization is on the verge of collapse.
“Crazier than my dog after her stroke?” Wallace asked.
“I was talking about the notion of useful idiots,” journalist John Heilemann. “Just watch that piece of tape again and think useless idiots. Worse than useless. Worse than useless.”
“I totally disagree with you because Sean Hannity, you know, like in the Tour de France, the bikers in the front and the guys behind them ride in their wind or whatever that’s called? … Whatever that is. I can’t even ride a bike. I don’t know why I said that. Hannity is the tip of the sphere in this smear campaign against the institutions,” Wallace replied.