The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection has sent a letter to Fox News host Sean Hannity inquiring about text messages in which he referenced efforts by then-president Donald Trump’s aides to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Hannity sent a text message to chief of staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 6 “relating to a potential effort by members of President Trump’s cabinet to remove him from office under the 25th Amendment,” according to the letter.
“As you may recall, Secretaries DeVos and Chao both resigned following the President’s conduct on January 6th, as did members of the President’s White House staff,” the committee wrote to Hannity. “We would like to question you regarding any conversations you had with Mr. Meadows or others about any effort to remove the President under the 25th Amendment.”
As noted by Raw Story, The letter was the subject of a CNN panel discussion on Tuesday night.
“There is nothing that was put in this letter by accident, and that was mentioned very far down,” CNN reporter Jamie Gangel addressed the letter’s references to the 25th Amendment Gangel said. “There was not a text (message) associated with it, but the words ’25th Amendment’ were repeated. And my understanding is that there is — we don’t know, they didn’t reveal texts there — but it appears the committee has information about conversations that were going on at the highest level about the 25th Amendment. And just to remind our audience … we heard reporting that maybe some people in the cabinet thought Trump should be removed from office. The fact that the committee may have information about that will also speak, once again, to Trump’s state of mind.”
Watch the discussion below.