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
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 19, 2019
He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.
During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.
Boris Johnson ‘tremendously humiliated’ Donald Trump on a global scale at G-7 meeting: CNN analyst
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of President Donald Trump's favorite people to take over for Theresa May when she resigned this summer. But Johnson also mocked the U.S. president and humiliated him on a global scale, said New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi.
During a panel discussion on CNN Sunday, CNN's Ryan Lizza opened by saying that Johnson is in a tight spot as he's trying to negotiate Brexit while serving as an international leader to the G-7. Johnson also needs to negotiate a trade deal with Trump, but he clearly is going about it in the worst possible way.
Trump allies acquiring ‘dirt’ on journalists to take them down during the 2020 election
President Donald Trump's war against the media has taken a next step. According to The New York Times, Trump's allies have been compiling information on reporters at CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times to strike back because the president believes they "aggressively investigated" him.
The information was revealed Sunday using information disclosed by associates of conservative Arthur Schwartz, who is spearheading the project. Schwartz is an adviser to Donald Trump Jr. and previously worked with Steve Bannon.