Fox News host lies that US intel agencies concluded Russian election interference was “not to the benefit” of any candidate

Intelligence community report: “Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump” and “aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances”

From the August 8 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered Overtime:

Video file

RICHARD ST. PAUL (FORMER PROSECUTOR): What [special counsel Robert] Mueller is looking at is whether Russian operatives funded the Trump campaign to elect the president. That's the conspiracy, that's the campaign violations, that's the “collusion” between the two.

HARRIS FAULKNER (HOST): But 17 intel agencies have looked at this and said they meddled, but not to the benefit of one candidate or the other. I don't -- where else does it need to come from?

PAUL: Which is exactly right. Again, why would the president sit down when there is no strong allegation, there's no information that says that he was involved with this conspiracy of violating campaign finance laws. Or criminal laws at that. Why would you sit down?


CNN: Trump versus US intelligence on Russian election interference


Fox's Harris Faulkner attacks the media for abandoning their “responsibility to ask the tough questions” of Barack Obama

Fox News host: Since Trump was not a traditional politician, he should get a pass on hiring Paul Manafort

Fox News host: No one could expect Trump to vet Manafort and Gates for the things they're accused of