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Jan 6th Committee Will Request Fox News Host Sean Hannity’s ‘Cooperation’

Jan 6th Committee Will Request Fox News Host Sean Hannity’s ‘Cooperation’

In a brand new scoop on Tuesday, Axios is reporting that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol intends to ask Fox News host Sean Hannity to cooperate with them by voluntarily appearing for questioning.

The Committee had previously released texts Hannity and other Fox News hosts had sent to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the siege on the Capitol during their televised vote regarding Contempt of Congress charges against Meadows, who had been cooperating with the panel but suddenly withdrew after sharing thousands of pages of documents that showed specific plans to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 20: Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Sean Hannity (L) interviews U.S. President Donald Trump before a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A longtime personal friend and ally of Trump’s, Hannity has criticized the attack on the Capitol and the Select Committee, but never Trump himself. It’s uncertain as to why Hannity and the other Fox News hosts named by the Committee–Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade–texted Meadows instead of directly calling Trump himself, but the Committee shared what Hannity sent to Meadows. “A phone call from Hannity to Trump carried more sway than a conversation between the president and many members of his own Cabinet,” according to Axios.

 

“Can he [Trump] make a statement?” Hannity said in the texts, made public in mid-December. “Ask people to leave the Capitol.”

Tim Mulvey, a spokesperson for the January 6th committee, declined to comment when Axios asked about the pending Hannity request. Hannity’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, told Axios, “If true, any such request would raise serious constitutional issues including First Amendment concerns regarding freedom of the press.”

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Read the full report at Axios.

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