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Texts reveal Fox News hosts, Don Jr. begged Meadows to get Trump to act on Jan. 6 riot

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2021
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Several Fox News hosts attempted to prod President Trump to intervene when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to text messages revealed by the House committee investigating the attack.

Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican and vice chair of the committee, read to the panel several of the exchanges between the hosts and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

“Multiple Fox News host knew the president needed to act immediately,” Ms. Cheney said at the hearing Monday evening when the panel unanimously voted to hold Mr. Meadows in contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with...

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