‘Why in the world?’ Fired Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt surprises news anchor with Jan 6 ‘bombshell’

Before the ratings have even come out on the first prime time Jan. 6 hearings, fired Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt announced Friday that he’ll be testifying at the sequel, set to air on Monday.

Stirewalt made the “full disclosure” announcement on Friday on NewsNation, the network that hired him after Fox showed him the door.

Asked to join Adrienne Bankert, host of “Morning in America with Adrienne,” for his analysis of Thursday night’s hearing, Stirewalt made a point of mentioning his upcoming role in the House’s big show.

“I should first disclose, I should say that I have been called to testify before this committee, and I will do so on Monday,” he said when asked about the Committee’s purpose. “And so, just in full disclosure, that.”


Eventually, Bankert pressed him on the “bombshell” news.

“[Y]ou dropped a little bit of a bombshell there saying that you’re called in to testify and you will testify,” she said. “Why in the world are you testifying in this January 6 hearing?”

According to Stirewalt, spoilers aren’t allowed for this production.

“Well, I am not in a position now to tell you what my testimony will be about,” he said. “I just want to make sure that folks know that I am so that it — so, so that I’m not playing any hidden ball tricks here. I was asked to testify and I, and I got to go.”

Bankert pressed harder, but Stirewalt declined again to answer, insisting it’s only important that the viewers know he’ll be front and center.

“As I say, I’m not in a position to tell you what I’m going to testify about,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure that folks knew that I was going to participate there.”

While Stirewalt’s lips may have been sealed, CNBC has some thoughts on why he may be on the committee’s list.

“Stirewalt came under fire from Trump and his supporters after the Fox News political desk was the first to call Arizona for Biden in November 2020,” CNBC’s Mike Calia writes. “The state had a recent track record for voting for Republican presidential candidates, so the call stunned the political world and all but confirmed Trump would lose the 2020 election.”

Citing an article in The Washington Post, Calia notes that Rupert Murdoch, who heads Fox News’s parent company, claimed that Stirewalt’s forced departure from the network “had nothing to do with the correct Arizona call by the Fox decision desk.”

In a lengthy thread, NewsNation’s Kellie Meyer was able to disclose on Twitter what Stirewalt allegedly could not.

“Stirewalt has previously discussed text messages that ‘several prominent Fox News hosts sent on January 6,” she tweeted “In those messages, they urged Trump’s then-chief of staff Mark Meadows to call on the then-president to do more to stop the violence.'”

“Could be what he is called in for,” she speculated.

Meyer recalled Stirewalt’s previous claims that his former colleagues at Fox News were “pushing Trumps false claims the 2020 presidential election was stolen, parroting many of his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud prior- in the days leading up to Jan. 6.”


“The former Fox News editor said the hosts ‘were functioning as an arm of the Republican Party,'” Meyer stated before wondering if this could be the real reason behind Fox News’  decision not to cover the hearings.

“Mondays hearing just got a lot more interesting,” she promised.



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