Monday, January 17

Fox News star invited to testify in investigation into assault on Capitol Hill

Fox News presenter Sean Hannity on January 24, 2017 at a White House press conferenceNICHOLAS KAMM

A star presenter of America’s conservative favorite, Fox News, was invited to testify on Tuesday to the commission investigating the assault on Capitol Hill, due to his closeness to former President Donald Trump.

Sean Hannity, conservative media star and regular guest at Donald Trump meetings, is of interest to those elected to this parliamentary inquiry because of his “dozens of text messages” sent to the Republican billionaire and his entourage in the days preceding and following the invasion of US Congress.

On this cold winter day, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump had invaded the headquarters of the United States Congress to try to prevent elected officials from certifying the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.

“I am very worried about the next 48 hours,” wrote Mr. Hannity in one of the text messages, sent on January 5, the day before the attack.

Almost a year to the day after the attack on Congress, the two elected officials at the head of a parliamentary investigation sent a letter inviting Sean Hannity to cooperate.

“Why were you worried?” Ask Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney in the letter. They invite him to respond during a hearing of the committee.

This so-called “January 6” commission, the date of the Capitol invasion, intends to take advantage of the momentum around the anniversary of this assault to put pressure on the Trump camp.

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