Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity ripped special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE late Tuesday, saying his career has been "anything but impeccable."

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“Everybody says, ‘He’s the greatest guy in the whole wide world. Just trust us!' Well, members of Congress, the mainstream media, they’ve been trying to convince you the special counsel — he is beyond reproach. Sort of like climate change. ‘Oh, nobody disagrees with us. No scientist does.’ That’s not true either! ‘Mueller is the utmost man of integrity,'" Hannity said on his Fox News show.

"Well, we’ve been doing some digging and we found some things you need to know about," Hannity added. 

Hannity made a reference to Mueller's involvement in the Whitey Bulger case in Boston in the 1980s. Mueller handled the case, in which four men were wrongfully found guilty of murder, while he was an assistant U.S. attorney. 

“Robert Mueller was the U.S. attorney in charge while these men were rotting in prison while certain agents in the FBI under Mueller covered up the truth,” Hannity said. 

“They’ve never investigated him! They’re actually just lying! It’s their talking point!” he said.

“All of the information we’re telling you about is right there, right in front of the liberal mainstream media, in their faces, but they purposefully ignore it because their 'destroy Trump' agenda, that goes above all else.”

The host's comments come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: WHCA picking non-comedian for headliner a 'good first step' Five takeaways from Mississippi's Senate debate Watergate’s John Dean: Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' MORE has ramped up his attacks on Mueller in recent days, stoking speculation the president may move to fire the special counsel. 

Trump ignored legal advice last week and mentioned Mueller by name in a tweet referencing the federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. 

 

 

Speculation has swirled that the president could sit down with Mueller as a part of the investigation in the near future. 

CNN reported on Monday that attorneys for Trump and Mueller's team of investigators met to go over potential topics investigators could ask the president about. 

--This report was updated at 9:55 a.m.