Delusional Sean Hannity Tries To Put James Comey Under Citizen’s Arrest (TWEETS/VIDEO)

The right-wing fringe hoped that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s effort to hack the election would be dealt a crippling–and possibly fatal–blow with the release of a memo drafted by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes. Supposedly, the memo would have offered proof that the investigation was shot through with abuses of power by the FBI and Justice Department.

But a competent reading of this memo shows that it is far, far less than advertised. That’s not all that surprising, since the FBI warned us that the memo offered an inaccurate and incomplete picture of the process by which the FBI conducted surveillance on former Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Paige.

One of the memo’s main targets was former FBI Director James Comey. When he saw the memo, he was, to put it mildly, unimpressed.

Apparently that sentiment didn’t sit too well with Sean Hannity. The run-up to the memo burnished Hannity’s reputation as Trump’s loudest cheerleader on Fox News. Indeed, according to The Daily Beast, he called Trump several times in the past week to discuss the memo and urge its release.

In the hours after the memo was released, Hannity joined most of the right-wing echo chamber in taking a victory lap–even as the reality-based world quickly realized this memo was a nothing burger.

So it should surprise no one that Hannity was not at all pleased when Comey panned the memo from his perspective as a career federal prosecutor. But how Hannity reacted sent should send a chill down any fair-minded American’s spine.

I hope I’m reading this wrong. I really am. Hannity was either just telling Comey he had no right to speak up, or he was trying to read Comey his rights in a comical attempt to make a citizen’s arrest.

But based on what happened on Thursday’s edition of “Hannity,” it sounds like the latter. Watch here.

Earlier in the day, Comey loudly supported the FBI’s objection to the memo.

Hannity hit the ceiling seven minutes into his opening monologue. He harrumphed that we didn’t need to hear “lectures” from Comey–and then went off the deep end.

“And by the way, Jim, just a reminder. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you.”

So this marks the second time in 24 hours that Hannity has tried to read Comey his rights. All because Comey dared to speak up, and put country over party. Lovely.

Then again, a number of other pro-Trump pundits have been openly calling for the First Amendment to be shredded. Hannity’s just joining in on the party.

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