Fox News personality Sean Hannity tried to take a swipe at Democrats for investigating former President Donald Trump's criminality, but it wasn't the "gotcha" moment he thought it was.
Hannity started off by referring to the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election as a "witch hunt," and proceeded to list off a slew of investigations that state and federal authorities have launched over the last few years.
You can see Hannity list them for yourself below. And yeah, it's a lot.
These investigations include—but are certainly not limited to—investigations into whether Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution; the ongoing investigation into Trump's attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 general county in Fulton County, Georgia; and the recent raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, which was found to contain a number of classified documents Trump spirited away from the Oval Office.
There is, of course, the ongoing effort by the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 insurrection, too. And who could forget the impeachment proceedings that were launched shortly after the attack—which took place after a mob of Trump's supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election had been stolen—even if it ended in a Senate acquittal?
But these are just the tip of the iceberg of dozens of other investigations, many of which were launched to probe a slew of financial crimes, including alleged tax fraud and embezzlement.
If Hannity thought he had successfully maligned Democrats by listing the number of investigations Trump is at the center of, then he was sorely mistaken.
After footage of Hannity's segment began to trend online, many mocked him and pointed out that the sheer number of investigations underscore just how unfit Trump is to serve in office.
In last night's appearance on his program, Hannity claimed that Democrats are following their "election year playbook" by "attempting to divide the country on the basis of race and gender and age, etc." He said Democrats want to portray Republicans as "racist," "sexist," "xenophobic," "homophobic," and "Islamophobic," and claimed they are trying "to scare voters by claiming that abortion is illegal."
Hannity went on to say that "Half of America is now a threat to democracy simply because they now support or once supported Donald Trump," lambasting Democrats for "wasting almost all of their time and billions of your tax dollars with one investigation after investigation into all things Donald Trump."