Fox & Friends Are Still Talking About Hillary Clinton And Bashing James Comey
Fox & Friends Tuesday morning devoted time to a key issue facing the nation: a disagreement between former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch that took place in 2016. Fox News’ decision to run with the story comes from recently released testimony from Lynch that seems to contradict earlier testimony from Comey.
The new information was minor and didn’t seem particularly newsworthy. There seems to have been either a disagreement or misunderstanding between Lynch and Comey about the language used to describe the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton. Fox & Friends latched on to this to try and accuse Lynch and Comey of something, but the accusation wasn’t entirely clear.
“And I’m astounded on a daily basis how many major players in this group seem to be turning on each other,” host Brian Kilmeade said of those involved in the Obama administration “Yesterday, the ranking member of the House Committee, Congressman Collins released this information on Loretta Lynch’s behind closed door testimony and it seems, again, the Loretta Lynch, the former Attorney General, contradicts James Comey on the so-called, let’s call the Hillary investigation, a ‘matter’ not an investigation. The problem with James Comey’s story, he’s not arguing with Fox or Donald Trump. He is actually arguing with the Attorney general for Barack Obama who he clearly worships.”
The Fox & Friends hosts spent the next five minutes or so showing that Lynch and Comey were ‘not on the same page’ in 2016, though it wasn’t entirely clear why this especially newsworthy. Fox News has used Comey, Lynch and Hillary Clinton as talking points to rally their conservative viewers for years. It seems they seized an opportunity to return to familiar themes. They even mentioned the ‘meeting on the tarmac’ between Lynch and Bill Clinton, which became a right-wing bugbear.
“Six foot nine inch James Comey and Loretta Lynch can’t get together behind the scenes on something key,” Kilmeade said. It’s not clear why Kilmeade felt the need to refer to Comey’s height while criticizing him.
“We don’t know why they have different stories. Perhaps somebody is not telling the truth or they have different memories,” Stevey Doocy said. Ultimately, the segment appears to have been an attempt to discredit the investigation into the Trump campaign, though it was an oblique way to do so.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.