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Fired Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt says he’ll testify earlier than Jan. 6 riot committee

Fired Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt says he’ll testify earlier than Jan. 6 riot committee

Former U.S President Donald Trump is seen on video in the course of the listening to of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 9, 2022. 

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A former Fox News political editor who was fired by the cable community final 12 months stated Friday that he’ll testify Monday on the House choose committee’s subsequent listening to in regards to the pro-Trump Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol.

Chris Stirewalt made the announcement on the Newsnation cable community, the place he’s the political editor. He stated he could not talk about what the testimony can be about.

His announcement got here the morning after the committee’s first public listening to on the Jan. 6, 2021 rebellion, when a whole lot of followers of then-President Donald Trump busted by doorways and home windows to invade the Capitol and delay Congress’s affirmation of Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 election.

The subsequent listening to is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday and there are 5 extra hearings deliberate after that. Fox News did not carry the listening to dwell Thursday night time as different information and broadcast networks did. Instead, Fox aired two hours of commercial-free programming from right-wing commentators Tucker Carlson, who dismissed the listening to as “propaganda,” and Sean Hannity.

While Fox News did air dwell photos from the listening to, Carlson and others spoke over it, and the digicam usually targeted on the viewers and never the footage of the assault on the Capitol. During the listening to, the committee displayed texts from Hannity to then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany outlining a post-riot “playbook” for Trump.

Stirewalt got here beneath hearth from Trump and his supporters after the Fox News political desk was the primary to name Arizona for Biden in November 2020. The state had a current monitor report for voting for Republican presidential candidates, so the decision shocked the political world and all however confirmed Trump would lose the 2020 election.

Stirewalt was fired in January 2021. Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox News’ dad or mum firm, informed The Washington Post that Stirewalt’s firing “had nothing to do with the correct Arizona call by the Fox decision desk.”

After Fox fired him, Stirewalt, with out mentioning Fox News, stated media “hype men” helped push the false narrative that the election was stolen from Trump.

“The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying,” he wrote in a Los Angeles Times op-ed. “But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation.”

Representatives for Fox News and the choose committee did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger and Brian Schwartz contributed to this report.



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