From the July 30 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): You don't see this every day -- an op-ed in The Washington Post claiming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset.
MITCH MCCONNELL (SENATE MAJORITY LEADER): These people have worn out the volume knob so badly that they have nothing left but the most unhinged smears. ... Welcome to modern-day McCarthyism.
KILMEADE: Gregg, Mitch McConnell took this for a weekend, absorbed it, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and he was ripping yesterday. What's he talking about?
GREGG JARRETT (FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST): Well, it's offensive and reckless to accuse Mitch McConnell, of all people, of being a Russian asset. You're essentially claiming he's committing treason, which is a death penalty offense. The article that prompted it all by Dana Milbank and The Washington Post was bereft of relevant facts. Mitch McConnell opposed a federal takeover of all elections because he's always done that. He knows that states are better equipped to manage their own elections. And he had already allocated to the states, $380 million to secure it. The other bill that he opposed was clearly unconstitutional, that campaigns would have to report every conversation with any Canadian or French individual, or a Russian, that's a violation of the First Amendment.