Fox News’ Sean Hannity began his Monday night programming with a “special shoutout” to liberal viewers tuning in to see his response to news that he is Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s mysterious third client — and then went into a lengthy diatribe against fired FBI Director James Comey’s CNN interview the day prior.
“Let not your heart be troubled,” the host teased. “In a few minutes, we will address all of the rumors and speculation and you don’t want to miss that at all.”
“Today for hours and hours, the media has been absolutely apoplectic and hyperventilating over some breaking news that I have been listed in court today as a client for a longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen,” Hannity said, running a supercut of reporters saying his name before joking that he’s “not that vain.”
“In a few minutes, we’ll address the rampant speculation that couldn’t be more wrong in so many ways,” the host said before spending 55 minutes talking about Comey’s interview with CNN’s George Stephanopoulos.
With three minutes left of his hour, Hannity once again ran a clip of CNN and MSNBC reporters saying his name during their “wall-to-wall coverage of yours truly.” He then “set the record straight” by reiterating that he never paid Cohen for legal services and “occasionally” asked him for legal advice about real estate.
Watch below, via Fox News.
Nate Silver claps back at right-wing pollster for accusing him of fraud
One of the worst-performing national pollsters in the 2018 election cycle was Rasmussen Reports, a right-leaning outfit that is consistently the only one to show President Donald Trump with a net positive approval rating. In 2018, Rasmussen showed Republicans leading the generic congressional ballot by 1 point — but Democrats won the popular vote by 8.4 points.
Nonetheless, Rasmussen is proud of its methodology and particularly irritated when polling analyst and FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver points out their inaccuracy. Over the past two weeks, they have twice accused him of "fraud" and characterized his analyses as "corrupt."
Trump told Republicans he didn’t care ‘about terrorists 7,000 miles away’
President Donald Trump reportedly doesn't care about terrorists, according to sources inside the room after Democrats abandoned the Wednesday meeting with the president.
Washington Post Congressional reporter Mike DeBonis said that the president said "several times" in the meeting that he isn't concerned about terrorists that live 7,000 miles away.
The source said that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had to remind the president that the Sept. 11 terrorists "came from 7,000 away" themselves.
The president has neglected to understand terrorists can attack the U.S. on North American soil as well as at embassies, military bases, international sporting events, or even Trump's properties. It would be simple for ISIS to use a car bomb to attack Trump's property in Indonesia, as an example.
Diplomat testified of fear Rudy wanted ‘grand bargain with Russia where we throw Ukraine under the bus’: report
President Donald Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine testified about fears that Rudy Giuliani was trying to cut a "grand bargain" with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report in Axios.
Volker reportedly testified that Bill Taylor was reluctant to take the position of acting ambassador to Ukraine after the firing of Marie Yovanovitch.
"He was just worried [Ukraine] was going to get undermined at some point,” Volker reportedly testified. “Hanging over everyone’s head in the expert community is, is there some grand bargain with Russia where we throw Ukraine under the bus?”