Sean Hannity finally found something in the Trump White House that he couldn’t defend. That something was Nick Mulvaney and his horrible day in front of the press where he totally blew up the Trumpian narrative on Ukraine.

Hannity began by calling the acting White House Chief of Staff “idiotic” and “dumb.” He then claimed the person who runs everything day to day in the White House was clueless about what was really going on.

Well, good thing we all have Sean Hannity here to clean things up.

“What is Mulvaney even talking about? I just think he’s dumb, I really do. I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. That’s my take on it,” Hannity said.

During his radio show Thursday, Hannity appeared flustered and frustrated with Mulvaney’s presser where he admitted to a quid pro quo with a foreign power; Mulvaney insisting Trump asking Ukraine to investigate a political foe for him in exchange for military aid was appropriate.

During an exchange with ABC’s Jon Karl, Mulvaney said ““Did he also mention to me in the past the corruption that related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it, and that’s why we hung up the money.”

Hannity then tried to continue the administration’s line on the whole matter. Of course, for one to even begin to buy into that story they would have to put on blinders and think that the now infamous phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s Prime Minister was the beginning and end of everything instead of just being one more log on the fire at this point.

One would also have to believe that what the White House released was an actual “transcript” of the 30 minute call and not a highly edited summary — which it is.

Even the summary, however, does implicate Trump. To most observers, when Trump asks Zelensky to dig up dirt on his political rival Joe Biden as a “favor” after Ukraine’s leader tells Trump that they will soon be needing some US aid — that’s a quid pro quo.”

Now, we have a series of witnesses that are reaffirming that fact and that Trump had his personal attorney running a “shadow foreign policy” that emphasizes Trump’s personal gains over American ones.

But according to Sean Hannity, we should all believe him and not our lying eyes and ears — in true Orwellian fashion.

“This is why, I think, some of these people are so stupid. Read the transcript. We don’t need a non-whistleblower whistleblower. You don’t need a chief of staff’s idiotic interpretation of things, when the president and the president of Ukraine and everybody else can read it all themselves. That’s what’s amazing,” Hannity said.

The thing Hannity might not realize is that we have read the summary, and that has lead to all kinds of evidence and testimony which is backing it up, not exonerating anyone. In fact, each day seems to bring a new person into the “quid pro quo” fold.


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