Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is exploring the possibility of filling in for Fox News host Sean Hannity on his nationally-syndicated radio show, CNN reported.
The unlikely collaboration was initiated when Assange posted on Twitter that he was toying with the idea of starting a weekly radio broadcast from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has resided for the past three years.
Several US networks suggest I start a weekly radio broadcast/podcast from within the embassy siege. A good idea? Ideas for format, title?— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 30, 2017
Assange's tweet grabbed the attention of Hannity, who responded on Twitter.
The two share an interesting companionship, one that has become friendlier since the 2016 presidential election.
In 2010, Hannity accused Assange of "waging [a] war" against the U.S. and questioned why he hadn't been arrested. But since Wikileaks published a trove of documents detailing electronic communications from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta -- then Clinton's campaign chairman -- Hannity has praised Assange.
The Fox News host traveled to London to interview Assange, where he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.
The pair also promoted a now debunked conspiracy theory involving the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Hannity claimed Rich was assassinated after providing documents to Wikileaks.
Hannity stood by his claims despite conclusions made by law enforcement officials that Rich was the victim of a botched robbery.
It remains unclear just how genuine Hannity was when he proposed the media collaboration to Assange. In a direct Twitter message to CNN, Assange noted that Ecuador's newly-elected president has warned him against meddling in the politics of other countries.
Assange said that is something which "must be worked through."