In court documents released yesterday it shows that Fox News host Sean Hannity and for Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort exchanged hundreds of texts.
The texts talk about the special counsel and Hannity offering up his support to Manafort as he was dealing with mounting legal issues.
"If you ever just want to talk, grab dinner, vent, strategize -- whatever, I am here. I know this is very hard. Stand tall and strong," Hannity says in one text.
In late January of this year, Manafort said in one message, "Sean, per our conversation this morning, my attorney -- Kevin Downing -- will call you at 11:30 am tomorrow. He will update you on what we are doing and how it connects to your reporting. What number should I give him to call you?”
Hannity replies, "Awesome," and says "I asked him to feed me every day" and later says, "HE HAS TO SEND ME STUFF."
The pair texted each other even while Hannity was on air, according to the newly-released transcripts.
"Sean you are on fire tonight," Manafort wrote on Oct. 25, 2017. "Finally all of the lies are becoming exposed."
"I'm sick of these lies. COME ON WITH ME WITH YOUR ATTY BEFORE THEY TRY AND ATTACK U MORE," Hannity replied.
Manafort responded in a text that said, "Let's talk tomorrow."
"K," Hannity wrote back. "I'm live you know."
Hannity responded to the released text messages in a tweet Friday evening. "My view of the Special Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show," he said in the tweet.