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Report: Fox News' Hannity Paid Newt's Jet to Indy to Meet Trump

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016 08:28 PM

Fox News host Sean Hannity paid for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to fly to Indianapolis on a private jet to meet with Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee nears his vice presidential announcement, according to news reports.

Gingrich met with Trump on Wednesday morning, CNN reports.

Hannity and a Fox News representative responded to initial inquiries about the flight, according to the report, but did not do so when asked about Hannity's role in it.

Gingrich, 73, who is considered a leading candidate for the No. 2 slot, did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

The former Georgia congressman, who served two decades in the House, was released from his Fox News contract on Tuesday amid the vice presidential speculation.

Hannity has long backed Trump in the race for the Republican nomination — and he endorsed Gingrich for vice president on Tuesday on his Fox News program.

"I wouldn't be happy with anyone but Newt," he said.

Gingrich, who appeared last week with Trump at a rally in Cincinnati, is among two top candidates for the job.

Newsmax reported in May that he was the leading choice, quoting a top Trump confidante.

The presumptive nominee also interviewed Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday — and he talked with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie via telephone from Washington.

Trump will announce his selection on Friday in New York, campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CNN on Wednesday.

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