According to a report at the Daily Beast, Russian state media has taken to running Fox News clips of host Sean Hannity defending President Donald Trump from allegations contained in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
As Lachlan Markay writes, “Russian state media is nonetheless trumpeting the reaction of U.S. conservatives to the report, which found that the Trump campaign was not complicit in those election-meddling efforts, as evidence of a broad anti-Russian conspiracy in the U.S. And it’s using at least one prominent American conservative voice to do so.”
To wit: coverage and commentary on the report from Sean Hannity, who might possibly be Trump’s biggest defender.
“The Russian government-owned Rossiya 1 news channel recently broadcasted excerpts from Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity’s on-air monologue, which hammered ‘media hysteria’ over the report and allegations of campaign ‘collusion’ with the Russian government,” Lachlan reports.
The report is based upon a tweet from Russia media observer Julia Davis which can be seen below:
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— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) April 21, 2019# p #7_8 # ad skipped = true #