'Deep State' Mueller Has Gone Rogue And Declared War On Trump, Sean Hannity Claims

Fox News host Sean Hannity hit out at Robert Mueller on Tuesday night, accusing the special counsel leading the Russia probe of going "rogue" and declaring "war" on President Donald Trump.

In the opening segment on his show, the host dubbed the probe into Russia's alleged interference in U.S. election "a runaway investigation" and questioned whether there was any evidence of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

"Tonight we're still asking the question—where is any evidence of collusion?" Hannity said. "Show us. Nothing so far. Not a whiff, nothing, no evidence."

Slamming the investigation, Hannity claimed it was run by: "Mueller and his merry band of Trump hating deep state sycophants. That's just a fact."

"Robert Mueller has now officially gone rogue and declared war on the president," he added.

Hannity's comments come amid fears the president is seeking to dismiss the special counsel, with Trump openly suggesting he would have support if indeed he did attempt to remove Mueller from the probe.

"Why don't I just fire Mueller?" Trump said in response to a question from a reporter on Monday night, CNN reported. "Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens. Many people have said you should fire him. Again, they found nothing. And in finding nothing, that's a big statement."

And it appears the president has looked into whether or not it would be possible for him to dismiss Mueller, with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders commenting: "He certainly believes he has the power to do so."

"We've been advised that the President certainly has the power to make that decision," she added, in a comment that appeared to go against the Code of Federal Regulations' guidance that a special counsel can only be dismissed by the attorney general.