Fox News’ Lisa Boothe on Friday bizarrely claimed that former President Barack Obama obstructed justice in 2016 when he gave an interview to her network colleague Chris Wallace.
While discussing a report that special counsel Robert Mueller is planning to scrutinize some of President Donald Trump’s public statements to potentially make an argument for obstruction of justice, Boothe made a highly dubious claim that Obama was guilty of the same offense during a 2016 interview with Wallace.
“President Obama obstructed justice when he told Chris Wallace that Hillary Clinton did not put our national security at risk when she was under investigation by the FBI,” she said.
Of course, Obama never personally asked former FBI Director James Comey for “loyalty” as Trump allegedly did, and he also never asked Comey if he could drop the investigation into Clinton as Trump allegedly did with the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Boothe went on to say that the “only” case that could be made for obstructing justice against Trump was in his firing of Comey, although she then pointed out that many Democrats had wanted Comey fired for his decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server just eleven days before the 2016 presidential election.
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Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits
Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.
Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.
Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments
If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.
And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.
His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:
UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist
The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".
But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.
May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".
On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.