Fox News’ Sean Hannity blasted media for failing to report on the ‘clarifying remarks’ Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office released following his news conference Wednesday, Fox News informed.
“Ask yourself this, why didn’t the media mob report with the same intensity, the release of the clarifying remarks of Robert Mueller after he botched it yesterday morning? Why didn’t they put the same passion in it as the nine-and-a-half minutes of Robert Mueller? Here’s another question. Why are they so lazy, so predictable, so partisan?” Hannity said on his “Hannity” television show Thursday.
The clarifying comments addressed Mueller’s remarks that indicting President Donald Trump was “not an option,” which many in the media concluded was due to a policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted, although the special counsel did not directly say that.
“The Attorney General has previously stated that the Special Counsel repeatedly affirmed that he was not saying that, but for the [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion, he would have found the President obstructed justice,” said Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec and special counsel spokesman Peter Carr in a statement.
“The Special Counsel’s report and his statement today made clear that the office concluded it would not reach a determination – one way or the other – about whether the President committed a crime. There is no conflict between these statements,” they said.
Hannity stated that Mueller’s statements were contradictory.
“Mueller needed to walk back everything he said yesterday in a dramatic fashion because he totally contradicted everything that he had been saying,” Hannity said.
The Fox News host continued to blast the media.
“They say they are objective. They are anything but. But why are they choosing to put fake news narratives over the facts that after two-plus years of lying and choosing to relentlessly smear, slander, besmirch anybody who dares to question their lack of ethics and not objectivity,” Hannity said.