Well, we have said for a very long time that FOX News is controlled opposition. People finally got around to seeing that late in the Trump presidency, but at least they have come to see that and that’s a good thing. Now, it’s even more clear in a new report regarding FOX News host Sean Hannity pitching a last-minute pardon for Hunter Biden to President Trump as an attempt to ease the fallout of the protests on January 6, 2021.
The Daily Beast reports:
As some of then-President Donald Trump’s closest allies hit the exits after the violence of the Jan. 6 insurrection, longtime informal adviser and Fox News host Sean Hannity took a different approach: He tried to convince Trump that he could use his office to help heal some of the wounds from the insurrection.
Trump was a lame duck, facing a second impeachment with only two weeks left in office. He had few friends, a skeleton staff, and was coming out of a public relations nightmare. His powers were limited. But he still had one unlimited power: the presidential pardon.
On Thursday, the Jan. 6 Committee released text messages between Hannity and then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. In those text messages, Hannity appears to debrief McEnany on a conversation he had with Trump the day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
One item from that conversation: “He was intrigued by the pardon idea!! (Hunter)”
A person familiar with the conversations confirmed to The Daily Beast that the “Hunter” in the text was, in fact, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden and a longtime target of conservative critics—Hannity foremost among them.
According to the source, Hannity had proposed that Trump issue a last-minute pardon for Hunter Biden, whose business dealings had two years prior been at the center of the ex-president’s campaign to extort an investigation out of the Ukrainian government—efforts that led to Trump’s first impeachment in 2019.
Hannity pitched the idea in a Jan. 7 conversation, framing it as a gesture that might help “smooth things over” after the insurrection’s traumatic rift, this person confirmed. But ultimately, the idea, like others in the text to McEnany—such as “no more stolen election talk” and “attending inauguration”—ultimately went nowhere.
“It died on the vine,” the person recalled, adding that, despite Trump’s initial interest, the pardon was “never seriously considered.”
Now, that’s not all. Hannity also texted McEnany about not bringing on anymore “crazy people” and “no more stolen election talk.”
Keep in mind that Hannity is also the guy that says he’s for the Second Amendment, but chided the Michigan militia for showing up armed, calling it a “show of force.” However, Hannity has zero problem with agents of the state showing up in mass armed and even militarized.
Just keep that in mind if you’re going to continue to watch the clown show over at FOX.
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