On Tuesday’s edition of his Fox News show, host Sean Hannity took on the issue of Trump ally Roger Stone’s arrest, and what it means for the rest of the country.
Hannity believes that the unequal treatment of Trump’s allies and those of former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sheds a poor light on the state of the justice system in America.
“Last week’s pre-dawn raid on Stone home in Fort Lauderdale featured 17 vehicles, including armored tactical trucks. There were 27 heavily armed agents – I don’t blame them, they don’t have a choice when they’re told to do something – in tactical gear with weapons drawn,” Hannity said, in an Op-Ed adapted from his monologue.
Hannity went on describing the raid on the house of the 66 year old Stone saying, “Roger Stone, who is being charged not with Russia collusion, but the process crime of lying to Congress, was targeted for the same reason U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis said they went after Paul Manafort and the same reason they tried to bankrupt Gen. Michael Flynn. They want to put the screws to Stone, who is 66, to make him sing or compose against Trump. That’s the only reason.
“Otherwise, why would you arrest him?” Hannity questioned. “If it was really for lying to Congress, he’d be near the back of a long line. For lying to Congress?
According to Hannity, Stone received the same type treatment as former Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, while those who have been proven to have lied to Congress received less harsh punishments.
“He’s not a drug dealer or a drug kingpin. He’s not a Mafioso or a gangster. He’s not El Chapo. He may have lied to Congress.”
“All the feds had to do was call his lawyer and say, ‘Be at police headquarters for processing at 9 a.m. or we’re putting a warrant out for your arrest,’ and he would have shown up,” Hannity said.
The host then pointed out that, “Hillary Clinton and her cronies ignored subpoenas for emails, wiped her hard drive with BleachBit and smashed phones to pieces to avoid turning them over,” when they were under similar investigation.
“There’s a danger here. We are a democratic republic. The Constitution that we cherish so much is the foundation of all law and order in this country. If you don’t apply the laws equally, only going after one group of people because of their political views, and you protect people with other political views, you’ve lost our Constitution. We’ve lost our country.
Hannity ended his monologue by warning, “Without equal application of our laws and equal justice under the law, there’s one thing left to say to our great nation: Goodbye.”