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!!!”
The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter
President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.
One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."
The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.
Tongue-tied GOP strategist crashes and burns on-air while trying to deny Trump’s racism
Republican strategist Amy Tarkanian crashed and burned on CNN on Saturday while attempting to deny President Donald Trump's racism.
"I do not believe that the president’s tweets were racist. I do believe they were not well thought out. He needs that extra, 'Are you sure?' button on Twitter," Tarkanian argued.
"I'm a black man, I'm a Republican and a black man," the Rev. Joe Watkins interjected. "My mother's an immigrant, I would be angry if someone said that to my mother."
"Oh, it’s very offensive. But he did not say, because you are this color, go back to where you came from," Tarkanian argued. "I’m not supporting that tweet. Was it racist? No. Was it stupid? Yes."
Trump supporter blames Democrats for being targeted by the president: ‘Why is that racist?’
CNN interviewed a supporter of President Donald Trump in Eau Claire, Wisconsin who refused to acknowledge the racism in the president's "Go Back" attacks on four women of color in Congress.
The network interviewed Kerri Krumenauer of Wiersgalla Plumbing & Heating Company about Trump's attacks.
"How is it racist?" she asked.
"If you don't like this country, get out," she demanded. "Leave!"
She then showed how misinformed she was about the incident.
"He didn't use any names -- they stood up," she falsely claimed. In fact, Trump did use names and the targets did not stand up as they were not at his North Carolina campaign rally.