Just when you think you have heard it all, two of the most prominent figures in the Right-wing media realm, share their paranoid delusions about how they fear the deep state is plotting against them over their support of President Trump. That’s right. Fox News personality and radio host Sean Hannity told former White House strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon that he thought that both of them “may end up in jail” for defending President Trump against a supposed “deep state” impeachment effort.
Hannity and Bannon joined Fox News political analyst Pat Goodell to discuss the federal investigation into suspected Russian ties to Trump campaign officials during the 2016 election. It wasn’t long before the panel began to speculate about a secret plan orchestrated by “deep state” officials to remove Trump from the White House.
Bannon explained: “I think they’re coming after Trump because they understand they have to destroy Trump, because to destroy Trump is not to destroy Trump, it’s to destroy this movement. They want to take that voice away from the forgotten man.” Hannity chimed in: “This is not about General Flynn. This isn’t about Paul Manafort. They’re just pawns.” “Amen,” Bannon added.
Hannity then said: “The ultimate goal—Andy McCarthy had a great piece. This is about the impeachment of the president. This is not about Trump-Russia collusion.” Goodell then asserted that the government is attempting a “slow-motion, steady effort to basically have a coup d’etat.” He said that he believes America is experiencing a “post-constitutional society” and that secret government forces are “willing to destroy this country to keep control.”
Hannity went on to claim that “people like us” who have supported Trump and attempted to discredit the Russia probe will eventually end up in jail. Hannity argued:“By the way, people like us may end up in jail. Let me tell you. They will stop at nothing. This is what I’m trying to get across to people. This is serious. This is the rule of law in this country now.”