Fox News anchor Shepard Smith accurately debunked his own network’s Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal.”
Afterward, infuriated Fox viewers suggested he should be fired or work for CNN or MSNBC.
Smith criticized President Trump on Tuesday for “inaccurate” claims about the Uranium One agreement following Trump’s repeated calls for the Justice Department to investigate the deal.
Fox’s Shep Smith takes apart the Uranium One conspiracy his Fox News colleagues have been relentlessly hyping pic.twitter.com/HZBlBtFvo4
— Media Matters (@mmfa) November 14, 2017
Led by Steve Bannon property Breitbart, Fox News along with Trump and his allies suggested a link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and the approval of a deal by the State Department and the Obama administration for months.
Does the Fake News Media remember when Crooked Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was begging Russia to be our friend with the misspelled reset button? Obama tried also, but he had zero chemistry with Putin.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
But during his show, Smith laid out the facts in the controversy surrounding the Obama-era deal.
“Here’s the accusation: Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million,” Smith said. “In exchange, Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton approved the sale to the Russians — a quid pro quo.”
“The accusation [was] first made by Peter Schweizer, the senior editor at large of the website Breitbart, in his 2015 book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ ” Smith continued.
The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption.”
Smith called the President’s statements “inaccurate in a number of ways.”
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