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) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE could not "honestly investigate scandals that his friends are directly involved in."

"Robert Mueller, interestingly, is best friends with James ComeyJames Brien ComeySaagar Enjeti: Hillary Clinton still blames her failures on Bernie Sanders The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Push to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war MORE. And he's buddies with Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE," Hannity said on his program, referring to the former FBI director and deputy attorney general, respectively.

Hannity, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE, added that Mueller "cannot be expected to honestly investigate scandals that his friends are directly involved in." 

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"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 ScaliseRepublicans disavow GOP candidate who said 'we should hang' Omar Nunes accuses Democrats of promoting 'conspiracy theories' Pressure grows on House GOP leaders to hold line ahead of impeachment trial MORE (R-La.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCNN Pelosi town hall finishes third in cable news ratings race, draws 1.6M Economy adds 266K jobs in November, blowing past expectations The Hill's Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached 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.

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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 McConnellOvernight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties 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 RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden 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.”