In an effort to discredit the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Fox News host Sean Hannity compared the probe to conspiracy theories questioning where former President Barack Obama was born.
“This has now become, like, Russia-Trump conspiracy ― birther conspiracies, you know? Sort of truthers,” Hannity said Monday on his show.
Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump and the chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, agreed.
“Right,” Sekulow said as he nodded, calling the investigation a “witch hunt” and a “false narrative.”
The birther conspiracy theory is rooted in racism and claims Obama wasn’t qualified to be president because he wasn’t born in the United States. Trump backed away from the so-called birther movement toward the end of Obama’s presidency, but he once led Continue reading "Sean Hannity Likens Russia Probe To Birther Conspiracy"