Fox's Ed Henry pushes misinformation on the Steele dossier

Henry: The FBI was  “paying him, the former British spy, to essentially dig up dirt on President Trump”

From the April 18 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, when it comes to what could be next with the with inspector general report coming up in May, it seems that Republicans are ready to investigate the investigators.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): You're talking about Michael Horowitz, who is looking into Christopher Steele. That report is supposed to come out in the next few weeks. He is looking into Christopher Steele and his credibility. He was the agent over -- the British agent, worked for the agency for 20 years, was helping our bureau, the FBI, when needed.

ED HENRY (GUEST CO-HOST): They were paying him, the former British spy, to essentially dig up dirt on President Trump. He was collecting dirt --

EARHARDT: Yup. Fusion GPS.

HENRY: -- and with the dirt-digging operation, Fusion GPS, which was paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. That information used to get the FISA warrants that Brian was talking about a moment ago to surveil Carter Page. Rod Rosenstein was in on renewing, you know, presenting the documents to renew that surveillance. 


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