On Monday, FBI director James Comey confirmed that the FBI had launched an investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The news, delivered during a House Intelligence Committee hearing, seemed to support concerns that members of the Trump team may have colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election.
But on right-wing media, the hearing didn’t make much of a splash. Fox and Friends blew off the news with the following tweet:
If you missed yesterday's congressional hearing with FBI Dir. James Comey, you didn't miss much… pic.twitter.com/AnJdtWcGxK
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 21, 2017
In response, CNN’s Jake Tapper had this to say:
False. Quite consequential. FBI confirmed it is investigating whether Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. https://t.co/ROcDGl4weP
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 21, 2017