Fox News host Sean Hannity, who dismissed reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE sought to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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.