Donald Trump posted nearly 10 minutes of clips from Sean Hannity's show in a succession of tweets last night as the Fox News host came to the President's defense amid the swirling Ukraine scandal.
Hannity, who is one of Trump's strongest lawyers in the media, told his viewers the Ukraine story was a 'hoax' and savaged Democrats for trying to 'smear this President'.
"It's never-ending, unceasing – hysteria, groin, hoaxes, conspiracy theories and now it's a real, clear, present danger to this republic," Hannity declared.
Trump, who had previously urged his followers to watch the 'GREAT and very accurate show', shared three clips from it on Thursday evening.
Donald Trump tweeted out a series of clips from Sean Hannity's show (above) last night in which the Fox News host took aim at the so-called 'Democrat Delusion' about Ukraine
President Trump had earlier urged his followers to watch the 'GREAT and very accurate' show
The President has reacted angrily to the growing pressure on him after Democrats moved forward with an impeachment inquiry this week.
Democrats allege that Trump tried to persuade Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election and claim that the White House tried to cover it up.
In the clips, Hannity praised Trump's record in office and dismissed the Ukraine story as a 'hoax' and a 'Democrat Delusion', echoing the President's own language.
Hannity and his guests mounted a series of defenses of the President, questioning the credibility of the whistleblower at the center of the row and maintaining the White House line that there was no quid pro quo with the Ukrainian leader.
"Democrats, they spend every second, minute, hour, or every 24-hour day looking to smear this President," Hannity raged.
"I've said it before, if he cured cancer, they'd still hate him."
On his show Hannity also interviewed Republican congressman Devin Nunes, who called it a 'sad, sad day for America'.
Hannity, pictured in another of the clips that Trump tweeted out on Thursday night, praised the President's accomplishments in office on his show
In another clip tweeted out by Trump, Sean Hannity interviewed Republican Congressmen Jim Jordan (left) and Devin Nunes (right) who both came to the President's defense
"It's unhinged and it needs to stop," Nunes said.
His House colleague Jim Jordan also took aim at the whistleblower who drew attention to Trump's call with the Ukrainian President.
Jordan, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said: “Our committee probably deals with more whistleblowers than any other committee in Congress.
'When a whistleblower comes forward, you look for two things to assess their credibility.
'One – were they an eyewitness, did they have first-hand knowledge? Two – what was their motivation?
'This so-called whistleblower has problems in both areas. He never was part of the call, never had first-hand knowledge and the Inspector General told us that he had a political bias. '
While the Inspector General's office did find 'some indicia of an arguable political bias', it also concluded that the whistleblower's allegations 'nonetheless appeared credible', according to a Justice Department memo.
Donald Trump (pictured in Washington yesterday) has reacted angrily to the growing pressure on him after Democrats moved forward with an impeachment inquiry this week
The alleged misconduct centers on Trump urging Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic 2020 front runner Joe Biden.
In the whistleblower complaint, released yesterday, the mole says they spoke to least six US government officials about Trump's conduct.
They concluded that Trump was' using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S.. election. "
"I learned from multiple US officials that senior White House officials had intervened to 'lock down' all the records of the phone call, especially the official word-for-word transcript or the call that was produced," they wrote.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led Democratic condemnation of Trump and those alleged to have hidden the call's full transcript on a limited-access electronics record system.
Pelosi has long been a careful line on impeachment, not wanting to undermine Democrats up for re-election in red-leaning districts in 2020.
But this week Pelosi moved forward with an inquiry and said Trump has "betrayed his office, our national security, and the integrity of our elections."
In private remarks to staff at the U.S. mission to the United Nations, Trump attacked the intelligence officer as 'almost a spy' and like the whistleblower complaint to treason.
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