Jail time could potentially be in the lead Russia “collusion delusion” investigator’s future.
It’s not outside the realm of possibility that former special counsel Robert Mueller could be criminally charged for his handling of the Russia-collusion investigation, Fox News star Sean Hannity announced Monday.
The Fox News host’s comments came Monday afternoon on his radio show, the Washington Examiner reported. But, to understand what Hannity had to say, we need a little context.
One of the big news stories this past weekend was President Donald Trump’s grant of clemency to longtime political operative Roger Stone. Stone was convicted on multiple charges — and facing jail time — stemming from Mueller’s investigation.
Mueller, apparently not happy with the president’s decision, wrote an op-ed addressing the commutation for the Washington Post. In the piece, which was published over the weekend, he wrote that Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightfully so.”
More generally, though, Mueller’s op-ed defended his investigation, and this got Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, thinking.
Graham reasoned that, if Mueller is “willing” and “capable” of defending his investigation in an op-ed, then there is no reason why he can’t testify about it in front of Congress. After all, there are many in Congressmen and many Americans who still have a lot of questions about the investigation.
Accordingly, Graham has announced that he will now invite Mueller to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It could happen
It was with all of this going on in the background that Hannity said that he could see Mueller facing criminal charges.
“Great, since we already know beyond any reasonable doubt that the Mueller investigation now is a complete fraud, and he needs to now defend it,” Hannity said, referring to Graham’s decision to ask Mueller to testify.
“And frankly,” Hannity continued, “I could see charges being brought up against [Mueller]. What did he know, when did he know it on the exculpatory information involved in this case?”
Attorney General William Barr does have U.S. Attorney John Durham overseeing an investigation of the investigators. At this point, we don’t know what Durham has found or whether Mueller has been looked at. Hopefully, we’ll see some results before the election.