The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack has at least some records from three Fox News hosts: Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Brian Kilmeade. However, this isn’t a case of the government snooping in the phone records of private citizens — these are messages that Mark Meadows turned over as the Committee pursued an opportunity to question him about what was going on in the White House that day. Still, Ingraham and Hannity don’t seem too happy.
Laura Ingraham’s own brother has said that in light of the messages that were publicly revealed, his sister should be on the subpoena list. However, it’s not clear what culpability the publicly-released messages really show. They do seem to demonstrate that Fox personalities believed, during the riots, that the attack was serious, was being carried out by Trump fans, and could be stopped by Donald Trump — which doesn’t necessarily reflect what they have said on-air since. There has definitely been plenty of downplaying the attack and blaming ‘antifa,’ so the texts may be revealing of a different behind-the-scenes viewpoint.
Still, these particular messages don’t demonstrate any foreknowledge, much less direct involvement — so what are Hannity and Ingraham so worried about in the clip below?
They’re totally not upset pic.twitter.com/885Ih3t4mv
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 15, 2021
Hannity even indicates he’s changed communication habits over the investigation:
“There’s a part of this that does suck, and I’ll tell you this. That is, I’ve had to give up email, I don’t do social media –”
That’s when Ingraham quickly cuts him off and tells him, “We’re not doing any of that. We’re not talking about that.”
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