Fox News pundit Sean Hannity, a bigly FOT (Friend of Trump), “pulled a gun” on liberal foil Juan Williams after a studio segment last October, CNN says in a report triggering partisan reactions.

Sean Hannity of Fox News. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
“Hannity … pointed it directly at Williams, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident,” CNN said. “He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body. (Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.)”

CNN quoted Fox News as saying the incident was referred to its legal and human resources departments.

“Sean Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11 years old and has a license to carry a gun in five states, including New York,” Fox News said in a statement. “The situation was thoroughly investigated and it was found that no one was put in any danger.”

A Hannity statement said: “While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only.

“Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I’ve had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting.”

Williams’ said in a statement: “This incident is being sensationalized — everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way.It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.”

That didn’t end the argument online, however.

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