Buried within the Roger Stone indictments today was an easily-missed, noteworthy nugget; per New York Time’s best selling author, Kurt Eichenwald, there is information contained therein about WikiLeaks plan to leak emails suggesting Hillary Clinton was seriously ill.
Now, if you remember (how could you with the rate of news these days?) Fox’s Sean Hannity became oddly obsessed with this ‘mystery illness’ during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Here is the long thread of tweets by the author, worth checking out.
1. Every step in investigating the flow of information from the conspiracy involving Corsi/Stone/Russian hackers/Assange to conservative media is getting worse and worse. THIS is a major outrage, and a sign of the utter collapse of American journalism. Now, @CNN is involved…
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 25, 2019
Night after night, Hannity would make Clinton the focus of health-related attacks.
‘Are there many seizures like that?
‘This looks like violent, out of control movements on her part.’
Eichenwald states that he believes, because of Hannity’s Fox News talking points, that he received the information because of his ties to WikiLeaks and as a result, should no longer be employed by Fox News.
It has long been known that Sean Hannity is Trump’s main mouthpiece. Hannity has major ties to the likes of Michael Cohen and two other previous Trump lawyers; Jay Sekulow and Victoria Toensing. Hannity failed to disclose the information on his Fox News show, while he relentlessly trashed US prosecutors for raiding Cohen’s office in April of last year.
Per The Guardian and of the raid, Hannity at the time stated that it was:
‘an all-hands-on-deck effort to totally malign and, if possible, impeach the president of the United States.’
In one of the Clinton smear email messages sent between Roger Stone and a link to WikiLeaks on August 2, 2016, the messenger told Stone:
‘Would not hurt to start suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke, neither he nor she well. I expect that much of next dump focus.’
In these crazy days, only time will tell what will truly become Sean Hannity.
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