Fox News hosts “former New York City top cop” Bernie Kerik to claim whistleblower complaint is part of “an attempted coup” of Trump

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Citation From the September 30 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Over the weekend, former New York City police department commissioner Bernie Kerik tweeted this: “If a cop or FBI agent planted evidence or falsified information to indict or charge a suspect, they would be arrested. How is Representative Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed to do it to target Donald Trump for criminal prosecution? Why are they above the law?” Here to weigh in, the author of that tweet, and the author of The Grave Above the Grave, Mr. Bernard Kerik, Bernie, good morning to you.


DOOCY: What are you trying to say there, with that tweet?

KERIK: Listen, you know, Adam Schiff got up in an open public hearing, denounced the president, lied about the conversation the president had with the president of the Ukraine, posed that to the American people like the president did something wrong. One, the president is obligated by the Constitution to call for an inquiry or an investigation if he thinks there's criminal conduct by a former vice president — and I don't care if the guy is running for office or not, it doesn't make any difference. And then they attack Rudy Giuliani.

DOOCY: Mm-hmm.

KERIK: If there's a whistleblower here, it's not this clown that wrote this document. The whistleblower is Giuliani. He's been talking about this, the Biden stuff, since last year. Since January of this year, Giuliani's been talking about it. And everybody ignored it.

DOOCY: What do you make of — we've had a couple of guests on today who talked about how a couple of weeks before we heard from the whistleblower — saw the complaint — that Adam Schiff actually tweeted out things that sounded exactly like what the whistleblower eventually would say?

KERIK: Well, I think you're going to see a couple things. You know, I can't wait for these so-called hearings, because I think you're going to find out there was communications between the congressional staff and the alleged whistleblower. I don't like calling him a whistleblower. He's a covert operative that was within the administration, that put this stuff out there, had no personal knowledge. They changed that reporting requirement, basically so this guy could get this thing public. It's nonsense.

DOOCY: And that looks like coordination to you?

KERIK: Absolute, 100%, 100%. This is an attempted coup of the president of the United States that's been going on for almost three years now. This is just another element of it.

DOOCY: All right. Bernard Kerik, former New York City top cop. Bernie, thank you very much.

KERIK: Thanks, Steve.