printed: Sean Hannity's different determined Texts About Jan. 6 - The each day Beast

The U.S. apartment committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol rebellion published greater exasperated texts between Sean Hannity and the Trump White apartment, and implored the Fox information host to cooperate with the continued probe.

Hannity enjoyed a detailed relationship with former President Donald Trump and his last Chief of staff Mark Meadows. a week before the assault on the Capitol, the Fox information host expressed issues about Trump's plans to thwart a congressional certification of Joe Biden's electoral victory.

"we will't lose the total WH counsels workplace," Hannity wrote to Meadows on Dec. 31, 2020, the residence committee revealed on Tuesday. "I do not see January 6 going on the way he is being told. After the 6 th. He should announce will lead the nationwide effort to reform voting integrity. Go to Fl and watch Joe mess up day by day. live engaged. When he speaks americans will hear."

That message, the committee wrote to Hannity, "means that you had expertise of issues by way of Trump's White condominium information's workplace involving the legality of the previous President's plans for January 6th." Such information, the committee's chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote of their letter to the Fox Host, "are without delay primary to our inquiry."

And on Jan. 5, 2021, the evening earlier than a violent attempt to overthrow the election, Hannity texted Meadows: "Im very concerned in regards to the subsequent 48 hours." The committee's letter further asked the Fox news host: "why were you concerned in regards to the subsequent 48 hours?"

different texts messages from that evening, the committee wrote, indicate Hannity had a private conversation with Trump about his plans for trying to overturn the 2020 vote.

in addition, the committee wrote, Hannity had a conversation with Trump in the days following the Capitol riots, and expressed to Meadows and MAGA loyalist Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) issues about the president's way of thinking and viable moves he may take main up to Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration.

"Guys, we've a clear path to land the aircraft in 9 days. He can't mention the election again. Ever," Hannity wrote to the pair. "I did not have a great name with him nowadays. And worse, I'm not sure what's left to do or say, and i don't like no longer understanding if it's in reality understood. ideas?" (Trump hit lower back at his loyal ally Hannity's texts on Tuesday, telling CNN's Kaitlan Collins, by way of a spokesperson, "I disagree with Sean on that remark and the data are proving me appropriate.")

Given his textual content messages with group Trump, the committee implored Hannity to seem as a "truth witness" in the investigation. "We can not in first rate faith fail to query you on these and different particular issues," Thompson and Cheney wrote. "We have no doubt that you simply love our country and admire our charter. now is the time to step ahead and serve the pursuits of your country. We thank you in boost to your cooperation."

appearing on CNN presently earlier than the committee's letter went public, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) talked about of Hannity: "We've asked him to cooperate with us as a reality witness out of his feel of patriotism, and we hope he'll reply because we have so many of these texts and items of facts indicating that he was outside of his position as a press adult acting as a political operative."

The committee's request for Hannity to seem earlier than them "raises serious First modification issues," referred to Jay Sekulow, a former suitable Trump attorney and existing attorney to Hannity, in an announcement to The day by day Beast. He would no longer point out whether the Fox big name would decline the request. although, one other person close to Hannity tersely told The every day Beast on Tuesday: "Why would Sean cooperate with them?"

The Fox information host condemned the violence on Jan. 6 all through his are living broadcast that evening, however he has additionally again and again condemned the work of the house committee investigating the assault. When reached for comment, the network referred The every day Beast to Sekulow's comments on behalf of Hannity.

The investigation's newest stream comes on the heels of Cheney revealing contacts between Meadows and multiple Fox information hosts, together with Hannity, by means of analyzing their texts aloud on the condominium floor. in one prior to now revealed textual content, the tv and speak radio star entreated Meadows on Jan. 6: "Can he [Trump] make a statement? Ask americans to leave the Capitol."

—With further reporting by Zachary Petrizzo.

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