Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy proclaims that "the Russia story is starting to fall apart"

NBC reports that at meeting with Russian lawyer, Trump Jr. also met with former Soviet intelligence officer

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From the July 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): But first let's talk a little bit about the number one story on the other channels, and that's "Russia, Russia, Russia." When it started, it looked like a -- Don Jr. got this email. He jumped at it, he met with this woman. It looks like collusion. As it turns out, the Russia story is starting to fall apart because it looks like she was just a lobbyist. And she met with a whole bunch of members of Congress and State Department officials, and members of the press, and Washington hoi polloi trying to push this Russian adoption thing, right?

KELLYANNE CONWAY: Well even the goal posts have been moved. I mean, we were promised systemic -- hard evidence of systemic sustained furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process but indeed dictated the electoral outcome. And one of the only people who says that seriously these days is still Hillary Clinton and nobody believes it. We know why she lost, it's obvious. And frankly, when I was campaign manager in those last several months, I -- when I needed negative information about Hillary Clinton, I didn't have to go very far. I looked at Hillary Clinton. She was a treasure trove. She was like a treasure box of negative Hillary information with arms and legs.

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CONWAY: Every single colleague I know here at the White House and in the administration, in the campaign, even if they don't serve here, lady and gentlemen have said that they would -- they're willing to cooperate. The're willing to share whatever they know, whatever we have. So we've been forthcoming from the very beginning, and -- but is that really going to shut down the talk of Russia?

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Kellyanne, people would argue that that's not true because that meeting happened a year and a month ago. And so, people are wondering why Don Jr. just didn't come forward and say that right after it happened. 

CONWAY: Well, in terms of those who work here, who have been asked to cooperate, they've made very clear to their attorneys that they are willing to cooperate. And I know that some people's disclosure forms are recently amended, and as I understand that's how this has all been revealed. But I will tell you that this is an administration that talks about transparency, talks about sunlight and talks about full information. But, is this -- the president calls it a witch-hunt. He calls it a hoax. Others have said -- others who aren't particularly very fond of this administration have admitted that there's no there there. So again, what kind of money are we going to spend by the taxpayers having these infinite investigations? And there are many of them. If we're going to do that, fine, I suppose. But we really need to spend our time also telling people what's being done here for them. And that's not being covered at all. The day after I went on CNN for a marathon interview on Monday morning, the next day there was an analysis done by the Media Research Center. CNN had spent 93 percent of its coverage on one show on Russia. Literally, 93 percent. Six percent on everything else. That's out of whack according to CNN's own polling, where they're telling -- that the people are telling the pollsters everywhere, "Move on. I want to hear about the issues."

DOOCY: Well that's what we try to do on this channel.

Related:

NBC News: Former Soviet Counter Intelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer

Previously:

Fox & Friends falsely claims Russian lawyer Trump Jr. met with had no ties to the Kremlin

Fox & Friends Hosts Defend Trump’s Firing Of Comey With A Lie: "The Russia Investigation Was Going Nowhere"

Fox & Friends' Kilmeade declares that "collusion is in our rear view mirror"

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