Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump hail Robert Mueller, the FBI special investigator, as the last chance to save American democracy. However, some of President Trump’s cronies, such as Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich, are eager to see that members of Mueller’s team face jail time.
At least, the remarks made by Gingrich and Hannity are meant to discredit any findings of Mueller’s investigation, and preemptively defend the President against accusations of illegal activity from opponents on the left.
“There is corruption at the highest levels,” began Sean Hannity. “This is no longer paranoia, it’s provable fact that the fix was in here. You have James Comey. Then you have the pro-Hillary, anti-Trump Peter Strzok and then his girlfriend Lisa Page, yeah, they are the ones going to save America with what they are doing.”
“This exoneration of Hillary Clinton, when you take out the word likely foreign actors were able to access her email account, to cover up a foreign a national security breach in this country, then when you take the actual legal language ‘gross negligence’ and you remove that and put in and try to be cute and put in ‘extreme carelessness.’ I don’t even know what to say. I mean I don’t even know what to say. Wouldn’t you define this as obstruction?” Hannity asked Gingrich.
“At every level, this is undermining our system of justice,” Gingrich said of Mueller’s investigation. “It is violating the law. It’s very likely all of these people will end up going to jail. But, imagine that the reverse had happened. Imagine that they had allowed the law to follow its natural course. Imagine that you had gotten a report last summer, the summer of 2016 by Director Comey saying, well, you know, it’s likely that foreign agents did get to her accounts because of the way she had handled them and the way she had broken the rules. It is clear that she was guilty of gross negligence, which, in fact, is as a technical term meaning that she had broken the law. And if he had said, therefore, I am recommending that she be prosecuted, I mean you would have blown the whole campaign wide open at that point.