READ: Hannity, Manafort messages released by judge

A federal judge on Friday ordered that previously undisclosed messages between former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDemocrats return to a battered Trump Manafort's legal team argues NY prosecution constitutes double jeopardy Clip surfaces of Paul Manafort and wife on Nickelodeon game show MORE and Fox News anchor Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityFederal appeals court revives Seth Rich's family's lawsuit against Fox News Politicon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus Ed Henry returns to 'Fox & Friends' in teary interview after recovering from donating part of his liver MORE be released.

Manafort and Hannity can be seen in initial chats discussing the FBI raid on Manafort’s home, and the Fox personality and ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE repeatedly expresses sympathy and offers support to the former Trump campaign chief.

Hannity also hits on themes he brings up during his evening program, including allegations of a bias against the president from within the  JusticeDepartment. He and Manafort describe those associated with Trump as “road kill” in a bid to damage the president.

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The flurry of messages span from mid-July 2017 until early 2018, before Manafort was convicted on multiple tax and bank fraud charges in the Eastern District of Virginia.

"My view of the Special Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show," Hannity tweeted Friday.

While the names of the two men are redacted in the documents, logs of the later messages, while blurry, show their names.

The messages were initially filed under seal as an attachment to a government sentencing memo in February. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge overseeing Manafort’s case, ordered them released on Friday

Read the messages here: