Rudy Giuliani’s admission last night that Donald Trump personally paid hush money to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign is still at the top of the news. But just because I find it so amusing, I want to highlight Sean Hannity’s full and complete response to this:

Oh, I didn’t know that. He did? But there’s no campaign finance law?

For any normal interviewer, the next question would have been: “But the president denied knowing anything about this. Why did he lie about it?” And that would have been a little tough to answer. But that’s why you do these things on Fox News instead of a real news channel.

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