We all know that
Thumbhead, er, Sean Hannity was much more than a TV host during the 4th Reich, such that one former White House aide referred to Hannity as the “real chief of staff.” We know Hannity was a friend, supporter and an informal adviser in frequent pillow-talk phone calls with Hair Füror.
The January 6 committee revealed last month that Hannity texted then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows —during the riot!— to urge Prznint Stupid to stop his supporters.
So it is not surprising that the committee is asking Sean Hannity to cooperate —voluntarily— with its investigation of the Stupid Coup:
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is requesting the voluntary cooperation of Fox News host Sean Hannity, saying it has information that indicates Hannity had relevant communications with former president Donald Trump and some White House staff leading up to the Capitol siege and in the days afterward. In a letter to Hannity Tuesday, the heads of the committee wrote that they were in possession of material that suggested Hannity “had advance knowledge regarding President Trump’s and his legal team’s planning for January 6th.” That information also showed Hannity expressed concerns and provided advice to Trump and White House staff members about that planning, wrote Reps. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the chair and vice chair of the committee.
The committee already has dozens of messages Hannity exchanged with Mark Meadows, including this romantic one sent on New Years Eve 2020:
“We can’t lose the entire WH counsels office. I do NOT see January 6 happening the way he is being told. After the 6 th. [sic] He should announce will lead the nationwide effort to reform voting integrity. Go to Fl and watch Joe mess up daily. Stay engaged. When he speaks people will listen.”
The panel also cited a series of texts Hannity sent the night before the attack, like the one in which he said that he was “very worried about the next 48 hours” which triggered Thompson and Cheney to say:
“Among many other things, this text suggests that you had knowledge of concerns by President Trump’s White House Counsel’s Office regarding the legality of the former President’s plans for January 6th. These facts are directly relevant to our inquiry.”
The committee has another text of Hannity’s that says that “Pence pressure. WH counsel will leave.,” which of course the panel would like to know some more about:
“What communications or information led you to conclude that White House Counsel would leave? What precisely did you know at that time?”
Now, we have no idea if Hannity is actually going to comply with the panel, and presumably he can argue that he is a journalist (and remember previously he has argued that he isn’t!) and is thus protected. Hannity also probably doesn’t want to be bunkies with Steve Bannon, either, so he may cooperate? Who knows!
In an added bit of hilarity, the Jan. 6 Committee has also asked for information from… Mike Pence:
Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, wants Pence to voluntarily speak with the panel about what he witnessed on January 6 and the conversations he was privy to in the days leading up to it, which could provide extensive insight to the panel’s investigation.“I would hope that he would do the right thing and come forward and voluntarily talk to the committee,” Thompson told CNN in an interview Tuesday.A spokesperson for Pence declined to comment on Thompson’s remarks.
We wonder if termites can taste the difference when Pence is sweating as the base practices their Boy Scouts knot tying.