Fox News on Wednesday reacted to the humiliating defeat of Donald Trump’s choice Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore by once again attacking the validity of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein spoke before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, defending Mueller’s investigation against a wave of House Republicans who appeared to be laying the groundwork for Trump to fire Mueller.
Discussing that testimony, Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett told host Sean Hannity why the investigation—defended by Rosenstein—is “all manufactured” by the FBI.
“It was always a myth that collusion in a political campaign is a crime,” Jarrett insisted. “It’s not. And there was never a scintilla of evidence that President Trump engaged in some collaboration with the Russians.”
“So, this was all manufactured,” he continued. “It was invented by the FBI and the Department of Justice. And now we know why — because they hated Trump, they loved Hillary Clinton, they were trying to elect her and they were trying to defeat him. And when it didn’t work, they went about to Plan B.”
“Manufactured by the deep state,” Hannity offered.
Billionaire Trump-loving governor took $125,000 in bailouts meant for struggling farmers: report
On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) received $125,000 in emergency stabilization payments for his farms, as part of the bailout program authorized by President Donald Trump to help farmers avoid losses due to the trade war with China.
Justice, a Trump-loving business magnate who briefly switched to the Democratic Party to run for governor of West Virginia and switched back to the GOP after the election, hardly fits the profile of a struggling farmer. He is worth $1.5 billion, and owns over 50 businesses, including a network of coal mines and the Greenbriar luxury resort, a popular gathering place for Republican officials.
Here’s why Sondland’s testimony is devastating to Trump — whether he wants it to be or not
Veteran Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald outlined in a thread that EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered testimony to the House that was devastating for President Donald Trump whether Sondland wanted it to be or not.
"While wrapped in diplomatic-speak and hemming-and-hawing, the statement of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to European Union, is devastating to Trump and Giuliani," Eichenwald said. "Given the surrounding evidence, either Giuliani has to say he lied to Sondland, or Trump has to be impeached it is important to dig through it, because, while quite clear on most dates, it takes jumping a bit around in the statement to figure out the date of the key event."
Trump’s EU ambassador is using the ‘Don Jr. defense’ of being too dumb to break the law: national security expert
Gordon Sondland, the man whom President Donald Trump appointed to be his ambassador to the European Union, told congressional investigators on Thursday that he didn't understand that President Donald Trump might be holding up establishing direct contact with Ukraine's government unless the government agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
However, given that the president did ask him to run all Ukraine policy through attorney Rudy Giuliani, and given that Giuliani was already publicly boasting about trying to get Ukraine to probe Biden, Sondland's testimony raises the question of what he actually believed the president's intentions were in withholding aid to the country this past summer.