Fox News Host Sean Hannity Defends Texts To Ex-Trump Manager Paul Manafort – Deadline

Fox News host Sean Hannity had a close working relationship with previous Donald Trump presidential campaign supervisor Paul Manafort, according to a court filing that was launched on Friday.

The messages in between the 2 were at first filed under seal as an attachment to a government sentencing memo in February. United States District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge supervising Manafort’s case, ordered them to be launched.

The large range conversation in between the 2 was friendly and Hannity was typically considerate to Manafort’s situation. The FBI raid on Manafort’s house and the Justice Department’s relentless pursuit of Trump associates were among the topics broached.

The messages were sent from mid-July 2017 until early 2018 and came prior to Manafort was founded guilty of tax charges and bank fraud brought by ex-special counsel Robert Mueller. He is serving a 7.5-year sentence in Virginia.

” The media is trying to divide me with DT and family by lies and untruths,” Manafort texted to Hannity in August2017 “It is such a filthy game.”

Manafort stated in another text, “I have brand-new lawyers who are scrap lawn pets and will undo a great deal of this oppression. However it is going to be an uncomfortable and expensive defend me.”

Hannity safeguarded the communications today by means of Twitter.

” My view of the Unique Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were explained every day to anyone who listens to my radio program or watches my TV show,” Hannity stated.

My view of the Unique Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were explained every day to anybody who listens to my radio program or watches my TV show.

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 21, 2019

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