Non-public textual content messages between Fox Information host Sean Hannity and former chairman of the Trump 2016 marketing campaign Paul Manafort have been unsealed by a federal courtroom and have been posted on-line Friday. The 55 pages of texts present the 2 discussing the Mueller investigation into Russian interference within the 2016 election, with Hannity providing steerage and assist.
“For those who simply ever wish to speak, seize dinner, vent, strategize — no matter, I’m right here,” he texted on Aug. 9, 2017.
“Mueller is attempting to intimidate me. The raid is only one instance. I will not let him succeed however it is vitally lonely preventing this battle … Aside from you and some others, our aspect isn’t engaged,” Manafort despatched on Aug. 10, 2017. “Thanks to your assist.”
“Name me, textual content me, e-mail me. Let’s eat speak and something I can do to assist,” Hannity responded on Aug. 11, 2017.
Manafort is now in jail, and earlier this 12 months.
The texts additionally present the 2 discussing US President Donald Trump’s authorized technique and response to the investigation, in addition to alleged conspiracies in opposition to the far proper and the Trump household.
“The institution looks like they should kill Trump,” Manafort despatched on Aug. 11. “They’ll go after Jarad [sic] and the household subsequent.”
The texts additionally trace at talking about issues in particular person moderately than texting them, and present Manafort congratulating Hannity on his information protection of politics.
On Friday afternoon, Hannity tweeted that individuals who watch his TV present or take heed to his radio present would already know his views on the Mueller investigation and report.