Ingraham sent a message to Meadows on January 12 to suggest that Trump discourage armed protests from his supporters, the latest example of the close ties between the Conservative network and the Trump administration.
“Comments on the camera deter protests against the state capital[o]Especially with weapons will be well advised given how hot the situation is. [E]”Everyone needs to calm down and pray for our country and for those who lost their lives last week.”
The message was revealed on Wednesday by Parliament’s select committee investigating the violence on 6 January in a letter requests cooperation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). McCarthy refused the query.
Text messages released last month revealed how Ingraham and her Fox News colleagues Sean Hannity and Brian Kilmeade begged Meadows via text message to get Trump to cancel his supporters as the violence unfolded.
“Mark, the president has to ask people in the Capitol to go home,” Ingraham told Meadows. “Can he speak out? Ask people to leave the Capitol?” asked Sean Hannity.Brian Kilmeade, meanwhile, demanded that Meadows get Trump on TV because the riot “ruined everything you’ve achieved.”