Fox contributor claims pipe bombs found at RNC and DNC during Capitol riots exonerate Trump of incitement

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Citation From the January 14, 2021, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

BRET BAIER (HOST): First, Lisa, the prospect of where this is going on the impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he's not calling the Senate back in earlier and the prospect of a trial will have to compete with the agenda of the Biden administration in the first days of that administration. 

LISA BOOTHE (FOX CONTRIBUTOR): Right, which really undercuts and looks like Joe Biden and his calls for unity is disingenuous, in that particularly -- in light of today tweeting out essentially support for the House and saying that they're holding President Trump accountable. So that -- that does not lead to unity, the country is incredibly divided right now and impeaching a president who has a week left in office is only going to inflame the existing tensions we are seeing today.

I also think, you know, further in light of reports and concerns that the events of January 6 were premeditated and coordinated, also looking at the fact that there were pipe bombs planted at the RNC and the DNC also undercut this narrative that the speech President Trump gave on January 6 was directly responsible for the unfolding events that we saw that day. Further, if the language that he used is directly responsible for inciting violence, many of the Democrats and many members of Congress who voted to impeach President Trump this week would be guilty of inciting violence by the same exact measure. 

BAIER: Yeah.

BOOTHE: Now, you know, look I -- honestly, if you look at a lot of the rhetoric of President Trump over the past four years, certainly he has helped increase, you know, tension in the country, has increased division and polarization. But that's also where we are in politics and America today. I mean, many Democrats are guilty of the same sort of rhetoric.