Hannity: Mueller can't 'honestly investigate scandals' that Comey, Rosenstein are 'directly involved in'

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday called for a second special counsel to "investigate the investigators," adding that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE could not "honestly investigate scandals that his friends are directly involved in."

"Robert Mueller, interestingly, is best friends with James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom Trump DOJ seized phone records of New York Times reporters MORE. And he's buddies with Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinHouse Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week Media leaders to meet with Garland to discuss leak investigations MORE," Hannity said on his program, referring to the former FBI director and deputy attorney general, respectively.

Hannity, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE, added that Mueller "cannot be expected to honestly investigate scandals that his friends are directly involved in." 


"Comey is at the very center as it relates to the Clinton e-mail fix. Rigging the investigation. And Comey said the Clinton dossier was salacious and unverified," the host continued.

"He said that in January 2017 to then-President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. But months before, in October 2016, he was using that same dossier, the one he said in January of 2017 is unverified and salacious, to get the warrant to spy on Trump associate Carter Page and hence, the Trump campaign. And then Rod Rosenstein, like Comey, he signed off on one or more of these FISA renewal applications," he added.

"It is one massive, huge, deep-state conflict of interest after another. Now they're protecting themselves. They're trying to preserve their own power," Hannity alleged.

"We cannot allow this to happen if we want law and order to reign in this country. If we want to be a constitutional republic, we got to investigate the investigators. We've got to literally drain the swamp and the sewer," he concluded.

The commentary comes after two top House Republican leaders, Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Chinese telecom equipment MORE (R-La.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHillicon Valley: Cyber agency says SolarWinds hack could have been deterred | Civil rights groups urge lawmakers to crack down on Amazon's 'dangerous' worker surveillance | Manchin-led committee puts forth sprawling energy infrastructure proposal Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' GOP divided over bills targeting tech giants MORE (R-Calif.), voiced strong support for the creation of a second special counsel to investigate allegations of bias against the president and surveillance abuse at the FBI.


Hannity had appeared earlier Tuesday on "Fox & Friends," saying he would advise the president to allow Mueller to continue his investigation and not comment on the special counsel at all.

"The president didn't say he was going to fire him. This is the fake news media doing what they do best," Hannity told the morning show. "The president made a comment, and maybe if I was advising the president I’d say, 'Let this investigation go forward. We’re probably coming to the end of it, if I had to render a guess. And it would be in his best interest, probably, not to comment.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats go down to the wire with Manchin Schumer unloads on GOP over elections bill: 'How despicable of a man is Donald Trump?' This week: Senate set for voting rights fight MORE (R-Ky.), however, came to Mueller's defense on Tuesday, calling him “thoroughly credible.”

“I don’t think Bob Mueller is going anywhere,” McConnell said. “We all anticipate him finishing the job and telling the American people what they need to know about this episode.”

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanCutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce Now we know why Biden was afraid of a joint presser with Putin MORE (R-Wis.), meantime, indicated on Tuesday he has "received assurances" that the president isn't even considering firing Mueller.

“I received assurances that his firing is not even under consideration,” Ryan said to reporters.

“We have a system based upon the rule of law in this country. We have a justice system, and no one is above that justice system.”