Fox's Gregg Jarrett defends Trump trying to fire Robert Mueller

Fox's Gregg Jarrett defends Trump trying to fire Robert Mueller

Jarrett: "The president probably felt as though 'I'd like to get rid of these guys and get other people who could be fair, objective and neutral'"

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From the January 25 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): So of course the news media sheep anonymous sources. My good friend Joe Concha just put out a tweet and it reminds us of everything. Listen, I'm sure the president did look at conflicts of interest, as he should. Absolutely legitimate, just like it's legitimate to say who did you vote for. And the media tries to make the biggest deal over that. But remember last June, anonymous sources, wasn’t it Maggie Haberman and other New York Times reporters telling us the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, would be long gone by now and haven't we had a number of these Washington Post, New York Times stories end up being debunked with their phony anonymous sourcing.

GREGG JARETT: Yea, these are not reliable reporters. And by the way, there have been innumerable stories over the last several months that Trump wanted to fire Mueller and I would too if I were president. Mueller had not one, but two conflicts of interest. Rod Rosenstein did. The president probably felt as though, "I’d like to get rid of these guys and get other people who could be fair, objective and neutral in this case."

Related:

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

Previously:

Sean Hannity on report that Trump tried to fire Mueller: "At this hour The New York Times is trying to distract you"

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