Fox anchor repeats Trump's lawyers' claims that the Trump Tower meeting was a “set-up” by Fusion GPS

Shannon Bream parrots the conspiracy theory without rebuttal

From the April 18 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

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SANDRA SMITH (CO-ANCHOR): Shannon, if I could start with you first, sort of set this up for us and what our expectations are when William Barr steps up to the microphone in just a few moments. 

SHANNON BREAM (FOX NEWS ANCHOR): Well, he's going to talk us through the report obviously, step-by-step of what they found. They're also going to talk about their interactions with the White House and prepping them, or at least briefing them on what they were going to get. And a discussion of executive privilege as well. But of course the Trump legal team is standing by. I talked to Rudy Giuliani when he was in preparation for their draft response they want to get out as quickly as they can today without knowing exactly what they're going to get. He said they are so anxious to tell their side of the story. They've been chomping (sic) at the bit, and working on this thing for weeks.

One of the things he was fixated on was this Trump Tower meeting, which we know there will be material and discussion, probably things we don't yet publicly know that will be outlined in this report. He is convinced that there is more to that than meets the eye, when you talk about the meetings with Fusion GPS, individuals before and potentially after the meeting with [Natalia] Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who was part of that meeting, he very strongly hinted he thinks that there will be evidence to show it was a set-up. It's the same thing we've heard from the ranking Republican on the House Intel Committee, Devin Nunes, who says there are three different things he thinks potentially could be a setup involving that meeting, [George] Papadopoulos and also General [Mike] Flynn. So much of that background I think we'll be digging in for today. 


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