Responding to the anonymous New York Times op-ed penned by a senior Trump administration official that has dominated the news cycle since it was published Wednesday afternoon, Fox News’ Sean Hannity went on an unhinged rant about the “Deep State” agents who have put a “hit” out on the president.
“Once again, the disgusting underbelly of the Washington, D.C., swamp and sewer of the Deep State is being exposed,” Hannity said. “This is a good thing.”
“As we speak we have unelected bureaucrats all over our nation’s capital,” the host said. “They have been and continue to work actively to undermine your 2016 vote. They all think they know better then you come up the American people. They think they know better than President Trump.”
One such “bureaucrat” is “hiding behind, of course, the veil of anonymity” in the Times editorial, Hannity said.
Echoing the president, the host said that the Times, the Washington Post and cable news networks are going to “decline precipitously” after Trump “leaves office in six years.”
“It’ll be fun to watch,” he added.
“This person thinks they know better than all about us, the smelly Walmart people, the ones who are irredeemable deplorables clinging to our God, our guns, our bibles and our religion,” Hannity inferred. “That’s what they think of us.”
The op-ed’s writer is angry, the host continued, because Trump is “stepping on all the toes of all the good old boys’ systems that have always existed for them, not us.”
“Those who prefer the good old days in Washington and their good old insider deals and lobbying efforts, they are freaking out because they see that their power is slipping out of their hands,” he said. “Whoever this anonymous super-patriot is who wrote the anti-Trump hit piece The New York Times, I would argue dangerously, published, is nothing more than a swamp sewer creature who can’t stand that there is a new sheriff in town.”
“This means the president is effective,” Hannity said.
Watch the entire rant below:
Trump: Iran claim to break up CIA network ‘totally false’
US President Donald Trump on Monday denied Iran's claim that it dismantled a CIA spy ring and arrested 17 suspects with alleged links to the US intelligence agency.
"The report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth," Trump tweeted.
"Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do."
"Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!" Trump added.
Earlier Monday a top Iranian counter-intelligence official told local reporters that the 17 suspects were all Iranians working in "sensitive centers" and the private sector who had acted independently of each other.
Trump’s Commerce Dept plagued by low morale and ‘disarray’ as chief Wilbur Ross falls asleep in meetings: report
For months, there has been speculation in Washington, D.C. that Wilbur Ross, secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Trump Administration, is on his way out. Reports that Ross falls asleep in meetings don’t exactly instill confidence in his leadership. And Politico’s Daniel Lippman, in a troubling report, describes the Commerce Department as being in a state of chaos and disorganization.
Lippman reports that according to his sources, the 81-year-old Ross “spends much of his time at the White House” in order to “retain President Donald Trump’s favor.” And the Commerce Department is suffering, Lippman observes, because of Ross’ “penchant for managing upward at the expense of his staff.”
When radioactive wastes aren’t radioactive wastes
The U.S. Department of Energy wants to redefine what constitutes high-level radioactive waste, cutting corners on the disposal of some of the most dangerous and long-lasting waste byproduct on earth—reprocessed spent fuel from the nuclear defense program.
The agency announced in October 2018 plans for its reinterpretation of high-level radioactive waste (HLW), as defined in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982, with plans to classify waste by its hazard level and not its origin. By using the idea of a reinterpretation of a definition, the DOE may be able to circumvent Congressional oversight. And in its regulatory filing, the DOE, citing the NWPA and Atomic Energy Act of 1954, said it has the authority to “interpret” what materials are classified as high-level waste based on their radiological characteristics. That is not quite true, as Congress specifically defined high-level radioactive waste in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, and any reinterpretation of that definition should trigger a Congressional response.