The Fox News arm of the dialed up its “defense” of Donald Trump’s toward Russia – not with any plausible explanation but by attacking former CIA Chief John Brennan as a “traitor” and former CIA Chief Leon Panetta – because Benghazi!
Both Brennan and Panetta have openly suggested that Russia “has something” on Trump. Brennan called Trump’s Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin “treasonous” and suggested Trump should be impeached:
Panetta told MSNBC anchor Brian Williams that Trump’s behavior is “a clear signal that the Russians have something on him.”
But really, you don’t need to be a CIA agent to know that there’s something about Trump and Russia.
But to Trump’s Sean Hannity, the only real crime seems to be the questioning of Dear Leader, no matter how anti-American and pro-Russian he behaves.
So Hannity hosted Trump's Joe diGenova to smear and besmirch (which Hannity of doing) Brennan and Panetta in the service of the Cover-up Caucus.
It’s not clear whether diGenova’s unhinged attacks were merely an effort to distract from Trump or a sign of desperation about the poor hand diGenova had to play. Whatever the reason, his behavior was almost as anti-American as Trump’s.
DiGenova called Brennan “the real traitor” over a series of accusations about leaking unmasked information and “false information” to get FISA warrants. But then, in a move that suggested diGenova might be a tad worried after all, he challenged Brennan to a debate for “one hour, two hour, three hours.”
Hannity interrupted to suggest the debate should occur on his show for the entire hour.
DiGenova continued, without comment on Hannity’s offer, with an attack on Panetta. “Leon Panetta should be ashamed of himself. After what he did in Beghazi… and now he says that he thinks the Russians may have something on the president to compromise him? Shame on Leon Panetta. May he rot in hell!"
Lickspittle Hannity loved it, of course. “Wow,” he said, with admiration.
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