Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity is one of the most vocal defenders of President Donald J. Trump. Now, Hannity has broken his silence about reports that former President Barack Obama and his administration may have spied on him.
Hannity noted that such spying wouldn’t surprise him (especially considering how Obama treated other Fox News on-air talent, such as James Rosen), but he has seen no evidence yet.
As Breitbart reports:
“I have zero knowledge of any surveillance against me, any unmasking against me by the Obama administration,” Hannity said. “But considering that’s the same Obama administration that used the IRS to go after conservative groups, nothing shocks me. But do I have any personal knowledge of it? No, I don’t. Am I worried about it? No. But I will sue the living pants off of anybody who did it — I promise you that. And I will stop at nothing. And I have the means to attack this for years. And I’ll do it. And I’ll do it on behalf of every American’s right to privacy and to be able to make a confidential phone call or send a text or an email to their friends and loved ones. Good grief. And if I want to talk to somebody in the Trump administration, I ought to have the privacy that is afforded every American. And the fact that Gen. Flynn had his whole life turned upside down because of illegal unmasking and intelligence leaking — that’s why this is so important. You’re next, you understand?”
Later in the segment, Hannity doubled down on not having any answers but said he would take legal action against former Obama administration officials, including President Barack Obama himself.
“I don’t know the answer,” Hannity reiterated. “Everyone is still writing me like a thousand times. I don’t know if it’s true or not. How would I possibly know if surveillance took place on me or unmasking of me? I don’t know. I have no idea. So, everyone that is trying to look out for me — I am not worried at all.”
The rumor came from journalist Mike Cernovich, who broke the story about Susan Rice playing the top role in the surveillance of Trump’s presidential campaign, and has alleged that both Hannity and Blackwater founder Erik Prince were under surveillance. He hasn’t named sources yet.
Thank u all for heads up. I have zero knowledge of any surveillance vs me or unmasking of me by The Obama administration. Nothing shocks me!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 4, 2017
BREAKING NEWS! Obama administration spied on Sean Hannity and Erik Prince, per Chuck Johnson.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 4, 2017
Hannity concluded, “As a matter of fact, I’ll be very rich if in fact it happened. And I’ll sue Obama himself, Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice — I’ll sue them all by name in a civil action.” Clearly, Hannity takes this accusation very seriously and will take legal action immediately, if necessary.
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