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Did Sean Hannity Forget Who Is In The White House?

Some Fox News viewers may have thought they were watching an old re-run Monday evening, when they heard Sean Hannity slam “President Clinton.”

According to the Daily Mail, the conservative television host misspoke while accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of helping Russia gain control of 20 percent of the United States’ uranium-production capacity.

“What did President Clinton — or President Clinton wannabe, President Obama, and key members of the administration, what did they know about the Uranium One scandal?” Hannity asked. After the show, the commentator tweeted: “Omg. 20 minute monologue and a slip up. I should be fired! October ratings out in AM. Hannity #1 in all cable all demos thx all Deplorables.”

Uranium One was the Canadian firm that sold controlling interest of its mining operations in Wyoming and Utah to the Russians in 2010. Obama administration agencies, including Hillary Clinton’s State Department, approved the deal after Russia had made donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Fox News pointed out that negotiations for the Uranium One transaction began while George W. Bush was president. However, Hannity claimed there is proof of a pay-to-play arrangement between the Clintons and the Kremlin.

The foundation apologized for failing to report all the contributions it received before the uranium sale. President Trump described the deal as “Watergate modern age.”

He argued that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the government’s investigation of whether any Trump associates colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, should be looking at the Clintons’ Russian connections.

This week, a federal grand jury empaneled by Mueller filed criminal charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his ex-deputy, Rick Gates. The men face indictments for conspiring against the United States, laundering money, failing to report foreign bank accounts and other alleged crimes.

They are accused of hiding payments they received from Russia and not paying taxes on the income.

Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty. They posted bail in the amounts of $10 million and $5 million, respectively, and agreed to “home detention” at their houses in Virginia. The defendants also had to turn in their passports and promise to appear before a federal judge again on Thursday.

Manafort, who held several positions in the Trump campaign for almost five months, resigned as campaign chairman in August 2016. He previously worked as a consultant for a Ukrainian oligarch closely aligned with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Also, former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopolous pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian operatives who claimed to have incriminating emails concerning Hillary Clinton. Because Papadopoulos made a plea bargain, many observers believe he is cooperating with investigators by providing information that could lead to more indictments.

There is speculation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and other administration officials may face charges.

According to AOL, Hannity said the indictments are further evidence that the nation’s justice system targets Republicans while protecting “the Clintons, the left, liberals and all their cronies.”

Source: Daily Mail, AOL
Photos: Flickr, U.S. State Department, YouTube, Marc Nozell/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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