On his Fox News show Wednesday night, host Sean Hannity passed along a suggestion for the witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Given the way Hillary Clinton's email investigation was handled, Hannity said, this should be par for the course.
What did he suggest?
Hannity said of the witnesses, "If I advised them to follow Hillary Clinton's lead, delete all your emails and then acid-wash your emails and hard drives on the phones, then take your phones and bash them with a hammer to little itsy bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the sim cards and then take the pieces and hand them over to Robert Mueller."
Seems reasonable enough.
Given reports that Mueller's team has requested the witnesses to hand over their personal cellphones, Hannity's advice drew a clear connection with the actions of former Secretary of State Clinton — whose email scandal uncovered evidence that her team had smashed two of her old mobile phones to smithereens by force.
Explaining the matter in 2016, the FBI said, "the whereabouts of Clinton's devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device."
Yeah, about that...
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has been preparing a report anticipated to be roughly 500 pages long, outlining their handling of the Clinton email probe.
President Trump asked on Twitter on Tuesday: "What is taking so long with the Inspector General's Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!"
Here's Hannity's full take, where he outlines his advice: