Sean Hannity fired back on Thursday at allegations he was willing to provide interview questions to President Donald Trump prior to an appearance on his Fox News show.
In a column written for the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Wolff described his time reporting his explosive new book on the Trump administration. He wrote that in the fall, White House staffers urged the president not to appear on 60 Minutes for an interview, and instead steered him towards Hannity’s always-friendly show.
Wolff reported that staffer Hope Hicks, wary of Trump’s “lapses and repititions,” had “urged him to forgo an interview that was set to open the 60 Minutes fall season.”
“Instead, the interview went to Fox News’ Sean Hannity who, White House insiders happily explained, was willing to supply the questions beforehand,” Wolff wrote.
In a statement to Mediaite, Hannity vehemently denied through a spokesperson Wolff’s reporting on the interview, as well as suggestions he considered taking a job in the Trump administration: “I never provided questions ahead of time to President Trump and never said I was going to quit my longtime, successful TV and radio career to work for his administration.”
But this might not be the end of this saga: on Thursday morning, Axios reported that Wolff “has tapes to back up quotes in his incendiary book — dozens of hours of them.”
So there’s only one way to determine whether Hannity or Wolff is telling the truth here — release the tapes!
Watch Hannity’s fall interview with Trump above, via Fox News.
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