Jan. 6 committee asks Fox News host Sean Hannity to cooperate with probe


The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol wants Fox News host Sean Hannity to voluntarily cooperate with its investigation, citing newly released communications that it says show he had detailed discussions with the White House around the time of the attack.

“The Select Committee now has information in its possession … indicating that you had advance knowledge regarding President Trump’s and his legal team’s planning for January 6th. It also appears that you were expressing concerns and providing advice to the President and certain White House staff regarding that planning,” committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a letter to Hannity that was made public Tuesday night.

“You also had relevant communications while the riot was underway, and in the days thereafter,” the letter goes on to say, adding that the…

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