Donald Trump Tweets A Quote From Sean Hannity, Says Andrew McCabe Committed Treason

It would appear that President Donald Trump was tuned in to Fox News' Hannity on Monday. Trump, who often quotes or praises the coverage of the news network, took to Twitter after the show aired to quote the show's host, Sean Hannity, after he railed against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

"Many in the deep state, well, they have other goals, as we report in our Hannity Watch on the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in history and it's much worse than we thought," Hannity said in his opening remarks. "Look, for example, Andrew McCabe over the weekend admitting to plotting a bureaucratic coup when he was serving in the FBI before he was fired for lying and leaking some five or six times."

Trump quoted Hannity, adding his own addition to the Fox News host's words by placing government overthrow in parathesis as an explanation for "plotting a coup." The president also added "treason!" to his tweet after tagging Hannity and the Fox News Channel.

Later, Trump tweeted that McCabe didn't "go to the bathroom" without former FBI Director James Comey's approval.

It's not the first time the president has tweeted about coverage from Fox News of McCabe's 60 Minutes interview, he also quoted Fox and Friends' Dan Bongino and, in a separate tweet, thanked the show for their analysis.

However, it was unclear what story the news network was discussing at the time of the tweet.

Later in the show, Hannity spoke to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who has pushed to open an investigation into the FBI and the Justice Department over the allegations McCabe made in his interview.

"It's one of the most significant moments in American history if it's true," Graham said of the allegations that McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein considered invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump. "What I'll do, oversite is part of my job. We do have checks and balances so that Congress will watch those who watch us. I'll try to find out who was in these meetings and talk to all of 'em and figure out who is lying, 'cause somebody is lying."

That assertion likely comes from a statement by the Justice Department, which said McCabe's descriptions are "inaccurate and factually incorrect." Rosenstein had previously denied a report from the New York Times that he suggested he wear a wire to meet with Trump at the White House.

At the time, Rosenstein also said that there was no basis to utilize the 25th Amendment based on his interactions with Trump.

Trump also weighed in on McCabe's interview early on Monday, tweeting that McCabe had lied and that his story "gets even more deranged."

"Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught," Trump said. "There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous "insurance policy" in full action!"

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