Convicted former Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort apparently was getting advice for months from one of Trump's top aides during the Mueller probe, that adviser being one FOX News host Sean Hannity.
Court documents previously filed under seal with the government’s sentencing recommendations for Paul Manafort were made public on Friday.
The documents include a months-long text exchange between Manafort and a “Sean” who appears to be Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The texts show Manafort apparently complimenting Hannity on his coverage, with the Fox host telling Manafort to stay strong throughout the early stages of the Mueller investigation.
“I appreciate what you tried to do,” Manafort wrote in one August 2017 message.
“Mueller is trying to intimidate me,” he wrote. “The raid is just one example.”
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in an order that the exhibit was initially redacted due to privacy concerns.
In one late November 2017 exchange, Manafort appears to express interest in working on Trump’s 2020 campaign.
“Plus i plan on helping on the re elect !” he wrote.
Hannity repeatedly pleaded with Manafort that he should appear on the Fox News host’s show. Manafort complained about the constraints imposed on him by the gag order in his case, but according to the exchanges, Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing sought to provide Hannity with information on “what we are doing and how it connects to your reporting.”
Hannity reported back to Manafort that an apparent January 2018 call with Downing went well and said that he asked Downing to “feed me everyday.”
The only reason why Manafort wasn't nailed for contempt of court for violating Judge Amy Berman Jackson's gag order was because they couldn't pin down a follow-up by Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing that actually showed where Manafort broke the gag request.
Meanwhile, Sean Hannity is working for the Trump regime as propaganda minister and has been for years.