Fox's Mollie Hemingway: Law enforcement treated Trump like he was “beneath the law”

Co-host Brian Kilmeade: “People are outraged that he has an attorney general that actually backs him up. ... It's like they forget that an attorney general usually backs him up.”

From the June 4 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, former first lady Hillary Clinton ramping up attacks against the president tweeting, quote, “I don't know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law.”

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): OK. I don't know who needs to hear it still, but isn't Hillary Clinton the last person who should be saying that? 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Good point. Here to weigh in is Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor. Mollie, what did you think of that tweet? 

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): She is, in fact, the last person who should be talking about whether people are above the law. She should have not been above the law when she mishandled classified information. But it's also true that nobody should be beneath the law, including the president. And what we have seen in recent years is that you've had our powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies behaving in ways that are deeply problematic toward a political opponent, and it doesn't matter that they didn't like Donald Trump or that certain people don't like Donald Trump. We should be a nation ruled by law, not men. And the personal feelings about people just because they like Hillary Clinton or her people should not mean that she gets to get away with things, and because they don't like Donald Trump that they put the full power of the federal government against him, including overseas intelligence assets, wiretaps, national security letters, and the whole shebang. 

DOOCY: The whole shebang. You know, the whole shebang is kind of what they did discuss, the attorney general did, with Jan Crawford over on CBS. They did a big interview. They didn't run all of it. But there were a number of bombshells we wanted to talk to you about. The first one is -- it's actually a sound bite talking about how the anti-Trump resistance is doing something to our country. 


DOOCY: That is substantial. Shredding of institutions. 

HEMINGWAY: You know, it's interesting because what he is saying is actually fairly obvious to a lot of Americans. They've looked at what has happened in recent years and they see that what the problem has been, has been people unwilling to accept an election result. But having someone actually having the courage to say it in a media environment where a lot of people in the media perpetuated what Attorney General Barr said was a bogus hoax of treasonous collusion with Russia to steal that 2016 election. He -- that interview, I'm so glad that you're covering it, because it was so interesting with so many interesting things, and he seems to be someone who doesn't care that the media and other partisans are critiquing him for trying to bring back this emphasis on rule of law. 

KILMEADE: Yeah, I mean people are outraged that he has an attorney general that actually backs him up, so now they're attacking the attorney general. I mean, it's like they forget that an attorney general usually backs him up. Especially if he's got the law on his side. 


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