Fox News' Sean Hannity appears to have acted on directives from newly revealed Stone-WikiLeaks emails
Fox News host Sean Hannity appears to have acted on directives from emails between President Donald Trump's longtime political adviser Roger Stone and an intermediary who claimed to have communicated with WikiLeaks.
On Twitter, author Kurt Eichenwald points out that, among the details in the indictment of Stone, is a passage about WikiLeaks' plan to leak emails suggesting Hillary Clinton was seriously ill and Sean Hannity's focus on Clinton's health in the following days.
“Would not hurt to start suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke, neither he nor she well. I expect that much of next dump focus,” Stone's link to WikiLeaks told him via email on August 2, 2016.
Also in the email, Stone's link to WikiLeaks told him that Wikileaks' head Julian Assange was planning a document dump in October.
A few days after the email was sent to Stone, Fox News host Sean Hannity began to focus on Hillary's health, suggesting that she was having "seizures" and had some sort of neurological problem.
Specifically, Hannity focused on a short video clip where Clinton bobbed her head as someone stuck a microphone in her face.
“Are there many seizures like that?” Hannity said on the air. “This looks like violent, out of control movements on her part.”
Eichenwald thus argues that Hannity may have had strategy information that originated with WikiLeaks and should no longer be on the air with Fox.
Read his thoughts below.
1. As I continue to research the spread of info described in the Stone indictment, it has become clear that… https://t.co/1STFFja8rk— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald) 1548452956
@FoxNews @seanhannity 2...is August 2, 2016, when Corsi sent an email to Stone. In that email, Corsi says that Assa… https://t.co/WLsY8B5Poi— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald) 1548453096
@FoxNews @seanhannity 3...'That appears to be the game hackers are now about. Would not hurt to start suggesting HR… https://t.co/DaoecsDtD1— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald) 1548453235
@FoxNews @seanhannity 6....That Hillary had a neurological problem. On August 10, eight days after the "lie about h… https://t.co/em3gICkII3— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald) 1548453538