Fox & Friends claims obstruction concerns are new — but that’s why Mueller was appointed in the first place
Fox News hosts spent the morning after Mueller’s report came out telling viewers that concerns about obstruction of justice were new — but that’s what the special counsel was appointed to investigate.
Robert Mueller examined 10 episodes of obstruction by President Donald Trump, but said his office lacked the authority to bring charges because the president had no legal recourse to challenge them in court, but “Fox & Friends” told viewers Democrats only recently developed concerns about that possible crime.
“The Mueller report finding no collusion, so now the left moved the goalpost,” said co-host Brian Kilmeade.
In another segment, Ainsley Earhardt made similar claims.
“We heard Russia, Russia, Russia,” she said, “and then we heard no collusion, and now we are hearing obstruction, obstruction, obstruction. The left is shifting the narrative yet again.”
Mueller’s investigation found that Russia worked to promote Trump’s campaign, which believed it would benefit from those foreign efforts, but ultimately did not find enough evidence to bring conspiracy or other charges.
The special counsel was appointed in May 2017 to continue the Department of Justice investigation into those possible Russia ties, after Trump fired FBI director James Comey — which Mueller was tasked with examining as possible obstruction of justice.
Seriously. How is it possible that "The Left is shifting the narrative" to obstruction of justice, when concern that Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey *is why the Special Counsel was appointed in the first place.* This is gaslighting. pic.twitter.com/JEoZ4HO6OS# p #9_11 # ad skipped = true #
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