Fox News host Sean Hannity, who dismissed reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE sought to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE as a distraction on Thursday, is blaming criticism of his show on the fact that he's not like the "sheep in their echo chamber," referring to the rest of the media.

Hannity first criticized the Trump-Mueller news after it was reported by The New York Times on Thursday night. The reports were later confirmed by other media outlets, including Fox News.


I called my sources at the White House, I called an attorney for the president. Ty Cobb said he wasn't going to comment," Hannity said Friday on his radio show in comments highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter. "I am not going to ever, ever, ever use The New York Times as my source. I just refuse."

Cobb is representing Trump in the Mueller probe.

Hannity said the story became the media's "fixation" on Thursday night, and that the mainstream media "were too busy being the sheep in their echo chamber" to cover the story of text messages sent between FBI agents that Hannity argues show political bias in the investigation against Trump. 

"The fact that I will never be like them, they just can't seem to get over it," he said of the media.