Fox & Friends suggests special counsel probe is trying to catch Trump in a "perjury trap"

Fox & Friends suggests special counsel probe is trying to catch Trump in a "perjury trap"

Brian Kilmeade: "Especially if the main focus is supposed to be collusion, and then you're talking about obstruction of justice. What are you obstructing if there is no justice to obstruct?"

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From the January 24 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): According to a story in The Washington Post, apparently [special counsel Robert Mueller] would like to have a face-to-face [with President Donald Trump], but some of the questions are going to be written down. And generally what he wants to talk about is the firing of Mr. [Michael] Flynn and Mr. [James] Comey and efforts that have been suggested to remove the current attorney general. The good news for the president is, it sounds like that whole Russia collusion thing? Not really looking into that. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Well, the president's attorneys have said, all right, we're going to talk about this, whether or not he's going to sit down with Robert Mueller. He said that "we hope to have the president answer some in person and answer some on paper," some in writing. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Right, so here's the question. Jeff Sessions evidently just met with Robert Mueller. Some people called it a grilling, others just said it just lasted a long time. Then we found out right before the new year, James Comey met with Robert Mueller. One thing is pretty clear: They're coming to a close on this. After the president, what do you do for a headline? They want to get answers. I mean, for me, if they're lining up every single person that had anything to do with this campaign over the last two years, it seems to me not in the president's interest to be able to sit down and try to recall every single interaction, if somebody is there trying to maybe catch you in a perjury trap.

DOOCY: Right, exactly.

KILEMADE: Especially if the main focus is supposed to be collusion, and then you're talking about obstruction of justice. What are you obstructing if there is no justice to obstruct?

Previously:

Fox & Friends attacks FBI director the day after report that Trump pressured him to fire the deputy director

Lou Dobbs: "It may be time to declare war outright against the deep state"

Sean Hannity accuses “the deep state” of an "attempted coup," says “this makes Watergate look like stealing a Snickers” 

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