Fox “news” anchor gets called out for claiming Mueller said Trump didn't commit crimes

Julie Banderas, a news-side correspondent and anchor, claimed Mueller “said that he had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime.” (Mueller actually said the opposite.)

From the June 7 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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JULIE BANDERAS (FOX NEWS ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT): Mueller came out with this letter, and he says charging the president with a crime was not an option we'd consider. He also said that he had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime. So there you have Robert Mueller saying -- now, last I checked, you need to commit a crime in order to go to jail.

JESSICA TARLOV (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Wait, I thought Bob Mueller said that if he had confidence that he didn't commit a crime, he would have said that. 

BANDERAS: But he said that they didn't have enough evidence to show that he did. 

TARLOV: No, provable conspiracy, that's on the collusion side. We're talking about obstruction of justice. 

BANDERAS: Right, but if he had enough evidence then, he would say -- OK, well, he did come out and say you can't indict a sitting president, right? 

TARLOV: That those were the OLC [DOJ Office of Legal Counsel] framework guidelines that they were working with. 

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): I don't want to go deep down this road --

TARLOV: I'm just saying --

FRANCIS: I want to stay in the realm of this fight between these two.


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