Dan Bongino On Manafort And Cohen: ‘I Just Can’t Believe We’re Talking About This’

The ubiquitous Fox News guest and consistent Trump defender felt that Cohen's plea deal and Manafort's guilty verdicts weren't worth discussing.

Moments after we got the back-to-back bombshells of former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort being found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud, frequent Fox News guest and Trump book club member Dan Bongino wondered aloud why they were even covering this news.

Serving as a guest co-host on The Five, Bongino seemed legitimately upset that the panel was spending time discussing the fact that two former members of the president’s inner circle were facing major prison time for federal crimes. After senior White House correspondent John Roberts delivered a report on the latest developments of the dual breaking stories, Bongino pounced.

“I just can’t believe we’re talking about this,” the NRATV host said while shaking his head in disbelief. “I mean you got a nuclear crisis in North Korea that’s still ongoing. You have a massive opioid crisis in middle America — in fact, frankly everywhere.”

Bongino, who spends most of his airtime on Fox News ‘owning the libs’ while whining about the mainstream media and Russia probe, continued to complain about the lack of attention being paid to real news while dismissing Cohen and Manafort.

“What are we talking about” Bongino declared. “Taxicab confessions, in the case of Cohen, and Manafort’s work and tax evasion charges for some lobbying stuff he did in Ukraine.”

Oh, and just to add, Cohen also said he arranged payments to two women for hush payments at “at the direction of the candidate” during the 2016 presidential campaign “for the purpose of influencing the election.”

Following Bongino’s dismissal of all of this as a nothingburger and not worth covering, co-host Greg Gutfeld also brushed it all off as just an attempt to reverse the last election.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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