Even though FBI Director James Comey was fired in the middle of the Russiagate investigation and the House and Senate are conducting their own investigations, at least two different Fox guests have already acquitted Donald Trump.
On Your World, host Neil Cavuto interviewed “my friend, Ben Stein” with the obvious aim of having him shoot down comparisons of Trump firing James Comey to President Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre.
Stein went one better.
STEIN: There’s no crime here. Mr. Trump has not credibly been accused of any crime. There’s no evidence of any kind of collusion with Russia during the election. They’re barking up a tree that doesn’t exist. This is an investigation in search of a crime. This is a media hullabaloo in search of a real thing. It’s just a Democratic screaming match over something that, so far as we are aware, doesn’t exist. It’s like they’re crying out about a zombie apocalypse.”
Coincidentally, Geraldo Rivera said something similar on Hannity later that evening (caught by Media Matters):
RIVERA: I’ve been scratching my head about this for months. What is the crime? If the Russian KGB chief is talking to Paul Manafort and the chief says, you know I’ve got this dirt here that says Hillary Clinton was this or that? And Paul Manafort says next Wednesday why don’t you release that, that’d be great for us. I don’t know that that’s a crime at all, what’s the crime?
Crime or not, in March, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said, “There is more than circumstantial evidence now” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
You have to ask yourself why Fox News is so eager to pooh-pooh an investigation into something so potentially threatening to our democracy.
Watch the, “Move along” mindset, which coincidentally matches the Trump administration’s talking point, below, from the May 10, 2017 Your World and Hannity shows.
The highlight of the man’s career.