Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade downplayed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and cast doubt on the assertion by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) that President Donald Trump’s prior business decisions would influence his decisions as president. Along the way, Kilmeade raised some familiar Fox News specters, namely the Benghazi and Whitewater investigations.
“Since when?” Kilmeade asked of Schiff’s intent to look into Trump’s business career to find possible Russian influence on his decisions as President. He continued:
“This is not Benghazi or Whitewater. Those are incidents that they wanted to investigate. They’re having just a wide swath look at a 50-year business career. How is that acceptable?”
Contributor Dan Bongino responded:
“Well, it’s acceptable to Adam Schiff because he is the sleaziest member of Congress. He’s a discredited, third-rate conspiracy theorist who has absolutely zero credibility, and the difference between the investigations under President Obama is Benghazi had evidence. There were four body bags. The IRS actually admitted to targeting citizens. The targeting of [former Fox News correspondent] James Rosen and others actually happened, we have the legal documents. Adam Schiff is inventing crimes. He has no evidence of collusion.”
“Not acceptable,” Kilmeade replied.
The Russia probe, despite regular attacks against its legitimacy, has secured 37 indictments or guilty pleas that we presently know of. That’s a marked difference from the Benghazi and Whitewater controversies, neither of which ended with indictments against Bill or Hillary Clinton.
Many seemed in agreement that the Russia investigation has stark differences from Whitewater and Benghazi.
Yea, this time people are actually going to jail.
— Eat The Rich (@balaflear) February 11, 2019
For once, @foxandfriends is actually right about something. The Russia probe isn’t like Benghazi in that unlike Benghazi there were actual crimes committed by the people being investigated in the Russia probe.
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) February 11, 2019
In other words, It's not like its Democrats we are looking at.
Travel office gate
Coffee cup salute
shoes on desk
no flag pin
bow to Japanese Premier
…….you know, important stuff
Not like treason or anything
— Rob (@RILESSER) February 11, 2019
They're just repeating what Democrats have said, except they failed to pick up the sarcastic tone. The Russian probe is 100x bigger than Benghazi and Whitewater combined.
— Jamie Lawson (@shelbymustang) February 11, 2019
Kilmeade and the Friends crew also attacked Schiff last week, suggesting that the president should “run a private investigation” into the personal lives of Congressional Democrats.