Sean Hannity is denying claims that he wanted to work for the Trump administration or that he would have provided President Donald Trump with interview questions.
The Fox News host and conservative commentator provided a statement to The Hill Thursday to contradict statements in Michael Wolff’s new and controversial book on the Trump adminstration, saying he had no desire to give up on journalism or feed Trump with pre-arranged questions before an interview.
“I never provided questions ahead of time to President Trump and never said I was going to quit my longtime, successful TV and radio career to work for his administration,” Hannity told The Hill through a Fox News spokesperson.
“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” alleges that Hannity interviewed Trump in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Oct. 12 after Hannity suggested he could provide the interview questions to the president before the two spoke on-air.
Wolff’s book has been the political bombshell of the week, with its many contentious statements and allegations. It has been under fire for presenting conjecture and anecdotes rather than hard facts.
The Hill is also reporting that a source close to Hannity is also dismissing the claim that Hannity wanted to leave his current job for a government position — since it would have probably meant a massive pay cut.
The source queried, “Do you really think he would give up his high-paying salary where he has massive influence to work for the government which pays next to nothing?”