Sean Hannity thanked the “media mob” Friday, Sept. 21, saying they’ve “opened the door for a national discussion” on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for Ukraine probe.
“Multiple reports now suggest that the so-called whistleblowers claim it surrounds the country of Ukraine,” said Hannity. “Now they’re doing us a favor because they’re now opening up a lot of questions we wanted them to cover for a long time.”
“The boomerang comes right back on Biden, his family, and the Democrats,” he added.
In 2018, Biden admitted that he threatened to withhold loan guarantees from Ukraine unless it immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden’s son, Hunter.
Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden’s son, Hunter pic.twitter.com/xZd3vIMbuL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 20, 2019
During an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018, Biden said, “I remember going over (to Ukraine), convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from (then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko) and from (then-Prime Minister Arseniy) Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor (Shokin). And they didn’t …”
“They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, … we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ … I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. … I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” he added.
President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Trump, in that call, urged Zelensky to probe the activities of Biden’s son Hunter, who worked for a Ukrainian gas company, according to one of the people, who was briefed on the call.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested that Biden, as vice president, worked to protect the company from investigation.
Hannity criticized the media for ignoring Biden’s possible corruption.
“I didn’t see anyone in the mob interested in that story but I do think the media mob, you have opened the door now for a national discussion about, well, what did Biden and his son do—and when did they do it?” Hannity said. “And what kind of interference was the Ukraine involved in as relates to our 2016 election? Now we’ll hopefully get to the truth.”
The host also rejected the allegations against Trump and referred them to another example of the Democrats and the media trying to impeach the president.
“This is what the mob does best—hyperventilating at the remote possibility that this unknown information will somehow lead to the impeachment that they’ve been craving [since] the day after Election Day 2016,” Hannity said. “This is a psychotic rage. Every second of every day it knows no bounds.”
Includes reporting from the Associated Press