Sean Hannity is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator best known as the host of The Sean Hannity Show, on the controversial news media outlet Fox News, since 2009.
Hannity has promoted conspiracy theories on his show, such as “birtherism”, claims regarding the murder of Seth Rich, falsehoods about Hillary Clinton‘s health, and false vaccination information or remedies. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election where he often acted as an unofficial spokesman for the president. He often criticizing the media and attacking Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in Trump’s election, and reportedly spoke to Trump on the phone most weeknights. According to Forbes, by 2018 Hannity had become one of the most-watched hosts in cable news and most-listened-to hosts in talk radio, due in part to his closeness and access to Trump.