According to The Hill Trump denies knowing Whitaker at all before he appointed him, never spoke to him about the Russia investigation before deciding to appoint him, and chose him only because Whitaker was already at DOJ and had a great reputation in the law enforcement community. (Hannity must have been the reference, assuming anyone at all actually described Whitaker that way.)

If you believe this string of lies, I am sorry to tell you that you are under a curse that has attached itself to your money, and the only way to break the curse is for you to liquidate every asset you have, pack the cash in sturdy cartons and mail it to my PO Box number. I will perform the necessary cleansing ritual. Some or all of your money might be destroyed in the process, but you don't want to live cursed all your life, now do you?