Sean Hannity downplays indictment of Russian nationals: "It basically had nothing to do with the Trump campaign"

Sean Hannity downplays indictment of Russian nationals: "It basically had nothing to do with the Trump campaign"

In fact, indictment says Russian defendants "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign” and supported “the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump”

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From the February 16 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): When you actually go through the indictment and listen to [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, we're learning a lot of things that people never knew before. 

For all the talk, I think the most important thing is that we learned it doesn't say [President] Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, it doesn't say anybody on the campaign colluded with the Russians, it doesn't say any American colluded with the Russians, and it doesn't say that Trump obstructed justice. What it does say is it basically had nothing to do with the Trump campaign. Allegations of collusion -- no Americans had any knowledge of what these Russians were doing.

Related:

Rod Rosenstein announces indictments of Russians in U.S. election meddling

Previously

Hannity: FBI's Russia investigation is "an attempt at a coup and an attempt to unseat an elected president"

Hannity says the people who appear on his show to defend Trump from the Russia probe deserve Pulitzer Prizes

Here are the right-wing media figures using the Nunes memo to attack Rosenstein and Mueller

Shep Smith: There is no longer any question, "Russia attacked the United States ... in support of Donald Trump"

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