CNN on Monday published a slew of text messages between Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and prominent Republican lawmakers and conservative figures — including Hannity.
The Jan. 6 committee has already released several texts exchanged between Meadows and Hannity, but the ones released Monday are particularly striking, demonstrating just how firmly the White House had Hannity secured under its thumb.
Hannity wrote Meadows last Nov. 3, asking whether Meadows’ home state of North Carolina was going to go to Trump.
Hannity happy to take orders on what to say on his show pic.twitter.com/tuidtVWfF7 — Acyn (@Acyn) April 25, 2022.
Hannity was one of several Fox News hosts who wrote to Meadows on Jan. 6 urging him to get Trump to call off his supporters.
Hannity: I don’t vet the information on this program that I give out pic.twitter.com/xZPdHcR1Bh — Acyn (@Acyn) December 1, 2020.
We now have pretty hard evidence that Hannity’s highly rated show was basically state-run television while the former president was in office. »