Judge Jackson Releases Texts Between Hannity-Manafort
Text messages sent between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort have been released, showing the two expressing outrage over the Russia probe and concern for the direction of the country.
The 56 pages of messages, which were sent in 2017 and 2018, were made public by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
Hannity, in a statement, said the text messages reveal nothing he hasn’t said on air.
“My view of the special counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show,” Hannity said.
In one of the text message exchanges Manafort mentions that Sara Carter was contacted by a representative regarding a story.
Carter issued the following statement for SaraACarter.com regarding the texts that make reference to her:
“I contacted Paul Manafort’s lawyers and team for fair comment on a story last year. I asked if I could speak to Manafort, whom I have never met and the request was declined. I did speak to a representative briefly for fair comment regarding the complaint Manafort’s lawyers filed with the court. The complaint filed by Manafort’s lawyers was based in part on my original story in January, 2018 regarding then Special Counsel prosecutor Andrew Weissman’s meeting with reporters from the Associated Press. That is the extent of my contact with Manafort’s team.”
Click below to read the texts: