Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity provided a private jet this week for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to fly to Indianapolis to meet with Donald Trump about being vice president on the Republican ticket.
CNN first reported the arrangement for Gingrich’s trip. Fox referred questions Thursday to Hannity’s Twitter account, where he said it’s his own business who he does favors for.
For a journalist, such an arrangement would be considered a conflict of interest. But the conservative Hannity has always said he hosts an opinion show and isn’t shy about making his opinions known.
Hannity tweeted that he has known Gingrich since 1990 and was an MC for a Gingrich event before he became speaker in 1994.
“He has been a long term, very dear friend of mine and is a private citizen,” Hannity wrote. “Whatever favors I do for my friends is my business.”
Gingrich was on Hannity’s prime-time show Thursday night, where he was asked about the day’s meeting with Trump. No mention was made of how he got there.
Gingrich was a paid Fox contributor until this week, when the network suspended him. Fox said that given Gingrich’s potential role in the Trump campaign, the network wanted to avoid a conflict.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Really…at least the tax payers aren’t paying for it so who really cares. There are more important things to be worried about..such as Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton and their expensive speeches they’ve been giving ALL over the WORLD!! I’d be more interested in that what was said or promised to get paid money like they’re being paid.
Cap'n Kirk says
Ask the Saudi’s….
Justin W says
I’m inclined to agree with Sean Hannity on this one. If Sean was spending his money it isn’t really any of our business.
It will be interesting to see if the Democrats or the news media will touch this. After all, Hillary Clinton has received much more lavish gifts through the Clinton Foundation.
This is bother ng…my god. Look around…all the terrorists??? And killery…I am sure knew well in advance about them. Esp. Orlando !!! Her killings. Her e mails.t……. The poor. Old lady can.t read e mails….pathetic !!
This plane thing is dumb..after all the CLINTONS have done…people NOW can kill and everything..and NEVER get to jail……good for the goose…..good for the gander. !!!!
This is just a waste of time however Obama flying Hillary around campaigning with Air Force One at our expense I’m sure is worth talking about!
Arthur Hartsock says
This controversy is very small considering everything that happening now. This jet trip probably costs less than Hillary’s toilet paper.(She’s so full of it, that she needs tons of toilet paper.)