Fox Panel Defends Trump’s Call For Russia To Hack Clinton’s Emails: He Just Meant “Please Return Them To Us”
Tucker Carlson: "I Think What He Was Saying Was They Already Stole Them. They Have Them. Can You Please Return Them To Us"
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From the July 27 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:
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JULIE ROGINSKY (CO-HOST): I want to talk about the fact that a few minutes ago, the Republican nominee, just urged Vladimir Putin, let me read you this quote:"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."
DONALD TRUMP: If it is Russia -- which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is -- but if it is Russia, it's really bad for a different reason. Because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party, and get everything. But it would be interesting to see -- I will tell you this. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.
HARRIS FAULKER (CO-HOST): OK, so Julie Roginsky is doing a face palm, and you're laughing. What is going on?
ROGINSKY: My head is about to explode. Wait.
TUCKER CARLSON (CO-HOST): I love the preface, it just shows how little respect Putin's government has for our email security. Is there anyone who imagined that Putin respected the United States to the point where he would say to his intelligence services, don't hack into their email, I respect those guys?
ROGINSKY: Wait a second, we just had the Republican nominee in very treasonous act, ask a foreign power to hack an American political opponent.
CARLSON: What? I didn't -- No I thought he was saying we want the emails back.
ROGINSKY: No, no he said -- let me quote again," if you're reading, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails." How are they going to find them, Tucker?
CARLSON: No, I think what he was saying was they already stole them. They have them. Can you please return them to us.
FAULKNER: That is how everybody is understands it, Julie. You’re the only one who thinks –
ROGINSKY: That is not how anybody outside this table understands it.
CARLSON: If Trump means that, he will say it again. This is not, he is not ashamed of what he thinks. He’ll spell it out for you, don’t worry.
ROGINSKY: Wait a second. Wait a second. Excuse me, this is man who has been sucking up to Vladmir Putin, who just wants to abrogate our alliance with NATO unless they pay up some sort of bounty, who said that he wouldn't defend Latvia if Russia --
FAULKNER: And you've got evidence of this, or is that your opinion?
ROGINSKY: No, that's actually what he said, I could read you quotes on it. But the reality is this is Vladmir Putin’s favorite candidate. Putin is in the Kremlin right now ecstatic and I'm sorry –
FAULKNER: He didn’t tell him to hack us though.