Recent text messages from Fox News host Sean Hannity presented by the January 6 Commission revealed Hannity’s attempts at “smoothing” the political situation after the Capitol riot.

In a message to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, several ideas were discussed with Trump to heal relations between the nation’s dueling factions.

One of the ideas discussed was the pardoning of Hunter Biden.

Hannity wrote to McEnany a day after January 6, “He was intrigued by the pardon idea!! (Hunter).”

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The pardon idea was one of Hannity’s last-ditch efforts to get the then-president to limit the political backlash after January 6.

“No more stolen election talk” and attending the inauguration were also tossed around as plausible ideas to “smooth things over.”

After these conversations, however, it was clear Trump would not accept any of them.

In messages sent to Trump associates before the insurrection, Hannity wrote to Cheif of Staff Mark Meadows of unease for the upcoming “Stop the Steal” rally.

“I’m very worried about the next 48 hours,” Hannity said.

Hannity was also one of the few people in contact with Trump following the events of January 6. Hannity wrote to Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that his optimism was fading as Trump became more unpredictable.

“I did not have a good call with him today,” Hannity wrote. “We have a clear path to land the plane in 9 days… And worse, I’m not sure what is left to do or say, and I don’t like not knowing if it’s truly understood. Ideas?”

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