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Fox News analyst: ‘Very high probability’ Iraq hid WMDs in Syria

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A Fox News military analyst who has previously justified the U.S. invasion in Iraq by asserting that Russia conspired to hide Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) now says that there is a “very high probability” that those WMDs are in Syria.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday spoke to retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney about recent rumors of a chemical attack near Aleppo, Syria.

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“What are the chances of the return address on these chemicals being from Iraq?” Kilmeade wondered.

“Well, I think there is a high probability of that,” McInerney declared. “That’s conjecture, but we do know prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom, there was a lot of vehicles crossing the border into Syria. And there was a great deal of conjecture. A Iraqi major general swore by it. He said he delivered it.”

“And so I think that it would be a very high probability if we could get into those bunkers that they would have Iraqi signatures on them.”

In 2006, McInerney told Newsmax that there was “clear evidence” that Iraq had WMDs before the war and that the Bush administration “ignored Russia’s involvement” in helping to hide the weapons.

“[T]he administration needed the Russians, the Chinese and the French, and was not interested in information that would make them look bad,” he said.

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A U.S. official on Thursday said that evidence suggested that chemical weapons (CW) had not been used in the latest attacks in Syria.

“Our growing sense is that weaponized CW was not used,” the official remarked, according to Reuters.

A European security official noted that the use of weapons of mass destruction in Syria would have left a death toll much higher than 26.

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Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast March 22, 2013.

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(h/t: Media Matters)


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‘Dumbest senator ever’: Morning Joe mocks Republican Ron Johnson

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for demanding proof of something that doesn't exist.

Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice had found no evidence of voter fraud, as President Donald Trump has claimed, and Johnson called on Barr to "show everybody" the proof that the election had not been stolen.

"The man Guinness Book of World Records has called the dumbest senator to ever be sworn in in this constitutional republic," Scarborough said. "I'm speaking, of course, of Ron Johnson, who said that William Barr must show his evidence that he has no evidence."

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Trump scheme to pardon Rudy Giuliani is an ‘extreme violation’ of fundamental constitution principles: expert

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe broke down the implications of the new report that Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump discussed a possible pre-emptive pardon.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity thinks Donald Trump should ‘pardon his whole family and himself’ on the way out

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Amid calls to investigate Donald Trump after he leaves office, Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested on Monday that the president "pardon his whole family and himself."

Hannity interviewed Sidney Powell, the attorney representing recently-pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, on his radio show. Powell was ousted from the president's legal team for pushing a conspiracy theory which even Giuliani and Trump thought was bonkers amid repeated losses in court.

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