Television networks owned by the Russian government are reportedly airing segments from Fox News' Sean Hannity to spread the idea that Trump was “vindicated” and that allegations of collusion were a “hoax,” Mediaite reports.
A Daily Beast report indicates that state-owned Rossiya 1 played clips of the Fox News reporter slamming American media and discussing the outcomes of the Mueller report, which he claims were favorable for the Trump administration.
“The Russian government-owned Rossiya 1 news channel recently broadcasted excerpts from Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity’s on-air monologue, which hammered ‘media hysteria’ over the report and allegations of campaign ‘collusion’ with the Russian government,” the Daily Beast reported.
Daily Beast contributor Julia Davis noted that Russian-state media called the 448-page redacted document a “bestseller about the absence of collusion between Trump and Russia” and bemoaned intelligence agencies that “hounded” the U.S. president.
Though both Fox and Russia claim there was an "absence of collusion," the report shows that the Russian government attempted to meddle in the most recent presidential election.