Jan. 6 House select committee wants to talk with Fox News host Sean Hannity

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach has requested cooperation from Fox News host Sean Hannity regarding his communications at the time with former President Donald Trump, and several of his staffers. 

“The Select Committee now has information in its possession, as outlined in part below, indicating that you had advance knowledge regarding President Trump’s and his legal team’s planning for January 6th,” the committee wrote in a letter to Hannity.

“It also appears that you were expressing concerns and providing advice to the President and certain White House staff regarding that planning,” it added.

Hannity’s role

The letter referred to text messages involving Hannity that noted his detailed knowledge of some type of event planned for Jan. 6, which was likely in reference to getting GOP congressmen on board to reject the Electoral certification vote.

The Washington Post reported claims by the committed that Hannity “had advance knowledge regarding President Trump’s and his legal team’s planning for January 6th.”

Hannity’s response

“We are evaluating the letter from the committee,” Hannity’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in a statement.

“We remain very concerned about the constitutional implications especially as it relates to the First Amendment. We will respond as appropriate,” he added.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) argued, “He knows a great deal that should be shared with the committee, that should be shared with the American people about planning before the 6th, about conversations or text messages on the 6th.”

It is uncertain how Hannity will ultimately respond. However, the implication of a top Fox News host’s testimony adds to the complication of voices the committee seeks to include in its ongoing pursuit of information regarding Jan. 6.

Trump has written off the investigation as nothing more than the latest “witch hunt” against him.

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