Sean Hannity Fails To Mention Jan. 6 Texts During Mark Meadows Interview

Fox News host Sean Hannity failed to mention the texts he sent to Mark Meadows on the day of the Capital Riots during his show on Monday night. While on The Sean Hannity Show, the former White House chief of staff, Meadows, addressed the fact that the January 6 committee has recommended he faces contempt charges.

The panel also unveiled text messages Meadows received from, Donald Trump Jr., Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Hannity, and others concerned about the storming of the Capitol.

On Monday, committee vice chair Liz Cheney read out text messages Meadows had received calling for then-President Donald Trump to denounce the riots and tell people to go home.

She said: "Mr. Meadows received numerous text messages which he has produced without any privilege claim, imploring that Mr. Trump take the specific action we all knew his duty required.

"These text messages leave no doubt that the White House knew exactly what was happening here at the Capitol. Members of Congress, the press and others wrote to Mark Meadows as the attack was under the way."

Cheney also highlighted the text messages Meadows received from Fox News hosts at the time of the rioting.

She continued: "'Mark, the President needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us, he is destroying his legacy' Laura Ingraham wrote.

"'Please get him on TV, destroying everything you have accomplished,' Brian Kilmeade wrote.

"'Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol' Sean Hannity urged."

During his show, Hannity and Meadows made no mention of the text messages received and dismissed Cheney while also claiming the panel was biased and going after Trump.

Addressing the recommendation for contempt charges against him, Meadows said: "Obviously it is disappointing but not surprising. Let's be clear about this, this is not about holding me in contempt, it is not even about making the Capitol safer, we see that by some of the selective leaks that are going on right now.

"This is about Donald Trump and going after him once again, continuing to go after Donald Trump. When we look at the real results of this investigation, the foundation is not based on a legislative purpose."

Hannity added: "Looking at the interpretation of this biased committee, Liz Cheney and company, I love how Liz is now partnered with the people that called her father a war criminal, a murderer, and a crook, pretty amazing."

Hannity also questioned why there was not a committee investigating the protests and riots that occurred over 2020 after the death of George Floyd.

He said: "I am looking at this committee and they are acting as if somehow it is nefarious. You have massive crowds coming to Washington, we just came out of the summer of 2020.

They are not investigating the 500 riots that killed dozens of Americans, hurt thousands of cops, caused billions of property damage. Liz Cheney and company have no interest in those riots, I condemned them all equally on this program."

Newsweek has reached out to Fox News for comment.

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Sean Hannity attends as Geraldo Rivera Launches His New Book "The Geraldo Show: A Memoir" at Del Frisco's Grille on April 2, 2018 in New York City. Hannity failed to mention texts he sent during the January 6 riot on his show Theo Wargo/Getty