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‘Lock Up Hillary Clinton’: Fox News Defends Trump Asking Ukraine for ‘Help’ Investigating Mueller Probe, Steele Dossier

Fox News personalities moved to defend President Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming that throughout the cellphone name that sparked the impeachment inquiry he was merely “asking for help” from Ukraine with an official Justice Department probe into the origins of the Mueller investigation.

Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen and Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy ridiculed Democrats and different Trump critics for launching the impeachment inquiry within the wake of the July 25 name between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. They argued Democrats have been “conflating” two matters within the dialog: the Justice Department’s probe and what they described as Rudy Giuliani’s “opposition research” into the Bidens.

Thiessen argued that if Giuliani or the Justice Department had violated Federal Election Commission guidelines, then Democrats needs to be pushing to “lock up Hillary Clinton.”

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“The Ukraine phone call is troubling for a reason: Donald Trump is helping the Democrats conflate these things because he lumped in [Attorney General William] Barr with Rudy Giuliani, and there should be a firewall between those two things,” Thiessen mentioned on Fox & Friends. “There’s nothing wrong with Rudy Giuliani going out and investigating Hunter Biden or even doing opposition research for the president, because that’s what the Steele dossier was, right?”

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s file was first crafted on the behest of conservatives tied to The Washington Free Beacon, who have been behind the preliminary contracting of a gaggle tied to Steele as a part of opposition research in opposition to Trump when he was competing for the Republican nomination.

As Newsweek beforehand reported, the Beacon dropped the undertaking as soon as Trump gained the Republican Party nomination for president. The file was finally handed over to members of the Clinton marketing campaign for comparable opposition analysis.

“The Democrats’ defense of the Steele dossier was ‘that’s opposition research, everybody does it.’ If that’s a campaign violation, then let’s lock up Hillary Clinton because she did the exact same thing,” Thiessen added.

Thiessen repeatedly tried to separate the parts of the dialog: “Rudy Giuliani investigating Hunter Biden and his activities with Ukraine, which is a private activity—it’s an opposition research activity, in fact. And the Durham investigation, which is an official Justice Department investigation into the origins of the Mueller probe, which is being carried out by John Durham, who is a career prosecutor.”

He continued, “There’s nothing wrong with the president of the United States or the attorney general talking to foreign leaders and saying, ‘I want you to cooperate with an official Justice Department investigation…. There’s nothing the matter with Donald Trump asking a foreign government for help because it’s a Department of Justice investigation.”

Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy agreed. “Right, and that’s one of the reasons that the attorney general is out and about trying to talk to these foreign governments, saying, ‘Hey, can you help our Department of Justice? We’re trying to get to the bottom of what happened in 2016, not what’s going to happen in 2020,'” Doocy mentioned.

Thiessen sarcastically questioned why the individuals who have been “so concerned” with particular counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “have suddenly lost interest” in any potential wrongdoing tied to Democrats from the 2016 presidential election.

'Lock Up Hillary Clinton': Fox News Defends Trump Asking Ukraine for 'Help' Investigating Mueller Probe, Steele Dossier
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