Hannity repeatedly called for special counsel's removal in June 2017 when Trump attempted to fire Mueller

Hannity repeatedly called for special counsel's removal in June 2017 when Trump attempted to fire Mueller

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The New York Times reported that in June 2017, President Donald Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. According to the Times, Trump “began to argue that Mr. Mueller had three conflicts of interest that disqualified him from overseeing the investigation,” but relented after McGahn threatened to resign.

During that month, Fox host Sean Hannity and his guests repeatedly called for Mueller to be removed. According to a Media Matters analysis, Hannity and Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett called for Mueller to resign, recuse himself, or to be fired at least 39 times in June. Additionally, Hannity and his guests claimed that Mueller had a “conflict of interest” 102 times.

Hannity: "Mueller needs to, I'm sorry, he needs to be removed."

[Fox News, Hannity, 6/8/17]

Hannity: "This special counsel, Mueller, needs to be shut down immediately."

[Fox News, Hannity, 6/12/17]

Gregg Jarrett: "The acting attorney general who appointed Mueller should fire him." 

[Fox News, Hannity, 6/12/17]

Hannity: "Mueller and Rod Rosenstein, recuse themselves, resign immediately." 

[Fox News, Hannity, 6/14/17]

Hannity: Mueller "should recuse himself," "needs to end this witchhunt right now." 

[Fox News, Hannity, 6/20/17]

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