If Sean Hannity was under surveillance, it is understandable that he’d be upset.
Mike Cernovich is claiming that both Sean Hannity and Blackwater founder Erik Prince were under surveillance by the Obama administration. This story has no sources as of yet though.
Via Right Wing News:
The origin of the story comes from Charles Johnson at Gotnews.com. He did not cite any sources whatsoever. “I can tell you 100% Sean Hannity was surveilled and had to change all of his material, change all of his situation on his phone,” he added. To Sean Hannity’s credit, he said he had no knowledge of being put under surveillance, so it would seem he just debunked this claim. Good for Hannity… points for that one. Let’s not make up emergencies when we have plenty to deal with in front of us right now that are of legitimate concern.
From Western Journalism:
Fox News host and stalwart Trump supporter Sean Hannity lashed out Tuesday night at claims he may have been a target of Obama-era surveillance.
Journalist Mike Cernovich tweeted Tuesday that Fox News host Sean Hannity and Blackwater founder Erik Prince were under surveillance by the Obama administration. Cernovich was among the first to allege that Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, played a leading role in coordinating surveillance of President Donald Trump’s associates.
BREAKING NEWS! Obama administration spied on Sean Hannity and Erik Prince, per Chuck Johnson.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 4, 2017
The allegation was made to Cernovich by Charles Johnson of Gotnews.com, who did not cite any sources for his allegations.
“I have been told that when Susan Rice says that they were not surveilling the transition members – I don’t know if that part’s true. But I can you 100% they were surveilling people who were on this sort of unofficial transition,” said Johnson.
“So these were people who were helping out on the side. People like Erik Prince. People like Sean Hannity. These were folks having their phones monitored. Their phones were drained of power.
“I have zero knowledge of any surveillance against me, any unmasking against me by the Obama administration,” Hannity said. “But considering that’s the same Obama administration that used the IRS to go after conservative groups, nothing shocks me. But do I have any personal knowledge of it? No, I don’t. Am I worried about it? No.” That’s basically my stance… nothing would shock me, but this is probably bogus.
If Hannity were to find out it did occur though… he wouldn’t just sit back and take it: “I will sue the living pants off of anybody who did it — I promise you that. And I will stop at nothing. And I have the means to attack this for years. And I’ll do it. And I’ll do it on behalf of every American’s right to privacy and to be able to make a confidential phone call or send a text or an email to their friends and loved ones,” he said. I believe him.
Hannity had a response for the uproar this is causing: “I don’t know the answer. Everyone is still writing me like a thousand times. I don’t know if it’s true or not. How would I possibly know if surveillance took place on me or unmasking of me? I don’t know. I have no idea. So, everyone that is trying to look out for me — I am not worried at all,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I’ll be very rich if in fact it happened,” he added. “And I’ll sue Obama himself, Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice — I’ll sue them all by name in a civil action.”
Thank u all for heads up. I have zero knowledge of any surveillance vs me or unmasking of me by The Obama administration. Nothing shocks me!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 4, 2017