Sean Hannity claims the New York Times asked him to help schedule an interview with President Trump 

Sean Hannity claims the NYT reached out to him to gain access to Trump

Hannity Radio
Audio file

Citation From the December 10, 2019 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:

SEAN HANNITY (Host): Oh I got a great letter from the New York Times recently asking me if I would help them get the President to talk to them. I swear I got that -- did I send you that email Lynda?


HANNITY: Make sure sweet baby James prints it out for me. Yeah, you have some person at the New York Times asking for my help and assistance to get them an interview with his hometown newspaper. I’m like, ‘are you out of your mind?’ I said James write back 'Is this a joke? You have to be kidding me.' But anyway that's media today.