DEAN OBEIDALLAH (HOST): Your buddy Sean Hannity, another Fox News friend here, but this week the January 6 committee released a letter asking to interview him voluntarily and released some text messages where he was giving advice to Mark Meadows, not just January 6th to stop the stuff. But in the days in advance and weeks in advance he was doing more than a journalist, he was advising the Trump administration. So, what's your reaction to that?
ANGELO CARUSONE: A couple of things. One, that if -- he doesn't get to have the claim that he was a journalist, ever again. Because he had a scoop that nobody in the country at the time.
Apparently, according to the text messages, he had information that the White House counsel's office, the, you know, most of the office had essentially threatened to resign if Trump continued to move down that path. Right? That there was -- and that would have -- that is an explosive story, right?
So, sitting on that story is not what a journalist does. It's what an operative does. You try to manage it, you don't hide it. Right?
OBEIDALLAH: Great point.
CARUSONE: So, it obliterates that but I think more importantly, it demonstrates that, I think -- two things.
One that -- and we've talked about this before, just this stunning deception that he was engaging in to his own audience. I mean, he just-- he knew better. And -- and to some extent, his involvement.
I think the text messages will show how much he actually knew because the part that that stuck out at me is Peter Navarro called into his show on the fifth and was telling people that -- on Sean Hannity's radio show that the January 6 was going to be like Washington crossing the Delaware.
And for those not -- and that metaphor I don't think was just like a random aside. The Washington crossing the Delaware was a sneak attack.
And it was the turning -- it was considered one of the turning points in the revolution. That was not an accident. He was making a comparison. He was actually making the point, and if you look at his book in the tour that he's been doing now, Navarro does hype up how much involvement he had in laying down all the pieces for this.
I think Hannity knew, and I think that people need to be aware of that.