Sources told CNBC that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has requested that witnesses in the Russia probe turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to Donald Trump. Apparently, Fox News host Sean Hannity seems unaware that tampering with a witness is punishable by up to 20 years in jail, according to U.S. criminal code, because he just advised witnesses to destroy evidence.
Hannity, who has been Trump’s biggest defender, used his Wednesday show to encourage witnesses in the Russia probe to destroy their personal phones in order to thwart Mueller’s efforts to view any encrypted messages they might have. This is probably the dumbest thing Hannity has ever done and that’s saying a lot.
Hannity, of course, brought up Hillary Clinton, the woman who has lived in Conservatives’ heads rent free for years. The Trump sycophant said that witnesses should perhaps “follow Hillary Clinton’s lead” after Mueller reportedly asked them to turn in their phones to his team.
The witnesses have so far complied with Muellers’ request and handed over their phones because they were in fear of receiving a subpoena so we’re pretty sure they won’t take Hannity’s advice.
“Delete all your emails and then acid-wash your emails and hard drives on the phones, then take your phones and bash them with a hammer to little itsy-bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the SIM cards and then take the pieces and hand them over to Robert Mueller and say, ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law,’” Hannity said.
Hannity then said it was “bad advice” but he felt it necessary to repeat it all again word-for-word.
Stuff Hannity doesn’t know: Hillary is not the president. Donald Trump is and his associates are under investigation. Trump is the ‘subject’ of the investigation and he could become a target later. Hillary was investigated for about 30 years and she is in the clear. Mueller’s probe has only just begun. Hannity mentioned the ‘crimes’ Hillary has committed and yet, she hasn’t been charged with anything. Mueller, on the other hand, has been slapping down indictments like he’s flipping pancakes. Hannity just tried to obstruct justice in front of millions of viewers.
Hang on, Sean, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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