Many Fox News personalities are doubling down on their advocacy for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the made-up “Uranium One scandal,” in spite of the fact that anchor Shepard Smith emphatically debunked the story on Tuesday.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared on “Hannity” Tuesday night alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to call for an investigation into the purported scandal and to accuse special counsel Robert Mueller of “undermining democracy” by investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Jordan returned to the network this morning to appear on “Fox and Friends” and repeat his call for an investigation into former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey and Fusion GPS, the firm that was contracted to compile opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump.
“It needs to be the full gamut because frankly it’s all tied together,” Jordan said, going on to call Mueller and Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein “compromised” and said that they are incapable of investigating the matter fairly.
Co-hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith devoted a significant chunk of their Wednesday programming to calling for the Clintons to be deposed by the House Intelligence Committee and for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Fusion GPS.
The show welcomed Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who said that so far he has not seen enough evidence to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the questions, but, “I think this is a really important point, you can investigate someone without special counsel.”
Fox News fans flew into a rage on Tuesday when Shep Smith attempted to tamp down the expectations of viewers who believe that Hillary Clinton is on the verge of being indicted.
Smith said that the so-called scandal around the sale of energy firm Uranium One is “inaccurate in a number of ways.”
“First,” he said, “the Clinton State Department had no power to veto or approve that transaction. It could do neither. The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale. She did not.”
Since then, Fox viewers have been calling for Smith to be fired and accused him of being a closet Clinton supporter because of his sexual orientation.
“He is a shill for Hillary as most gays are. Does not have the integrity to be on Fox send to CNN,” wrote one viewer.
Another said, “(I)n 3 mts he argued Hillary’s defense, how she had nothing to do with Uranium One and how Trump had lied about it. HE HAS TO GO!!!”
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."