Secret Manafort Texts Reveal His Take on 'DT' and 'JK' - Page 2

And show his strong alliance with Sean Hannity
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2019 5:00 PM CDT

  • "I asked him to feed me everyday. He has to SEND ME STUFF," Hannity wrote after speaking to Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, per the New York Times. Manafort: "He will." Hannity: "Every day."
  • "He won't agree," Hannity said of Kushner after Manafort texted that Mueller might pressure the president's son-in-law to get Trump to give an interview. "The lawyers will fight tooth and nail. Proffered agreement. All pre planned."
  • Neither showed any love for Andrew Weissmann, a member of Mueller's team, with Manafort calling him a "slime ball" and "unethical." Manafort also called former Attorney General Jeff Sessions "totally worthless."
  • They supported the idea of another special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton and/or re-investigate Russian influence in the 2016 campaign, the Guardian notes. Sessions will support that or "he is gone," wrote Manafort." Hannity said he had "talked to a friend," and Manafort answered, "Fingers crossed you are right."
  • Many of their texts were supportive of one another. "I love you ... you are the best ... that was powerful," Manafort wrote after one of Hannity's TV broadcasts. Manafort also said Hannity should "get a Pulitzer for your incredible reporting."
  • But Hannity dodged Manafort's request for help raising legal-defense funds. "Do you think you can do a tweet or a like to the site?" asked Manafort. Hannity's answer: "Paul it may be problematic with Fox. I need to get the ok. Hope u understand."
(See how Manafort, who is now serving seven-and-a-half years, avoided being sent to the notorious Rikers Island.)

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