Fox & Friends host: It looks like the FBI concocted a fake Trump-Russia dossier to have a reason to spy on Trump

Fox & Friends host: It looks like the FBI concocted a fake Trump-Russia dossier to have a reason to spy on Trump

Ainsley Earhardt: "I don't know if they concocted this whole thing to say let's come up with this dirty dossier so that we can have a reason to spy on the president. It just looks like that might have happened."

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From the December 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Because it's one thing for the DOJ or the FBI to do their due diligence. Someone shows up with a dossier that may show connections to the Russians, you're going to want to probably look into that a little bit. It's a whole nother thing to use it as a justification without any substantiation or very limited substantiation, and then use it to justify potentially spying on Americans, to include wiretapping Trump Tower.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It just looks shady. It looks like if -- no telling if the FBI was involved in that or if some of these people that had contacts with Christopher -- I mean with Christopher Steele. I don't know if they concocted this whole thing to say let's come up with this dirty dossier so that we can have a reason to spy on the president. It just looks like that might have happened. It looks shady. 

Previously:

Fox's Pete Hegseth: Mueller has "been the special impeachment counsel from the beginning"

Fox's Gregg Jarrett: Mueller is using the FBI "as a political weapon ... like the old KGB"

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Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy, Pete Hegseth
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