Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has revealed that his anti-Trump House Select Committee on Jan 6 is planning to target Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Schiff appeared on MSNBC’s “Hallie Jackson Reports” to send out a warning Hannity that the Committee will be calling him to testify.
Schiff claimed that Hannity is not a journalist, arguing that he doesn’t get the same protections a member of the press would as per the U.S. Constitution.
According to Schiff, Hannity is not a journalist because he was an “adviser” to President Donald Trump.
Hallie Jackson said, “Congressman, I know I have to let you go, but this literally just popped into my e-mail from Axios reporting the January 6 Select Committee is preparing to ask Sean Hannity, Fox News host, for his voluntary testimony.
“I would be remiss journalistic if I didn’t ask you since sitting in front of me? Is that the expectation?
“Are you looking for information or cooperation from Mr. Hannity?”
Schiff said, “Yes. I think you’ll see an announcement about that very soon.
“You know, we believe that he was texting with the chief of staff and that he has information that would be relative to our committee.
“He was more than a Fox host.
“He was also a confidant, adviser, campaigner for the former president.
“I would hope that if asked by the committee, as in fact, he will be very soon, he would cooperate with us.”
Jackson said, “That’s a voluntary request? Just so I’m clear on that?”
Schiff said, “That’s my understanding, and you’ll get confirmation soon.
“We are making voluntary requests that he speak with the committee.”
Note how Hannity doesn’t say “You can’t lose the entire WH counsel’s office.” He says “We can’t.”
As an opinion journalist myself, this is the sort of cozy crap that makes all of us look bad. But Fox News will never do to Hannity what CNN did to Chris Cuomo, of course. https://t.co/Y7zc4PTJhJ
— Dan Sweeney (@Daniel_Sweeney) January 4, 2022
No. Chris Cuomo was fired for sexual harassment accusations. He also lied about his involvement in digging up information on his brothers accusers to use in public smear campaigns.
You should genuinely be embarrassed of this, if you are capable of professional embarrassment. https://t.co/XMYANRLoqO
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 5, 2022