Fox & Friends celebrates House Republicans ending their Russia probe: "Yell it, Ainsley!"
Steve Doocy: "This whole thing was about Russia collusion. There wasn't any."
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From the March 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): You know who feels good this morning? The president of the United States. Why? Because, and this is a Fox News alert, the House Republicans on the intel committee found that there was no collusion with the Russians. In fact, the president liked it so much, he sent out this tweet in all caps, which is the same as yelling.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yeah, so yell it, Ainsley.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Alright, "The House Intelligence Committee has, after a 14 month long in-depth investigation, found no evidence of collusion or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election."
KILMEADE: Meanwhile, the quick outline of what they discovered over the past year-plus: no evidence of collusion or conspiracy, the Russian cyber attacks actually happened, the US political institutions. The one thing I think is clear where the Democrats and Republicans differ is that the Republicans found no evidence that the Russians wanted Trump to win.
DOOCY: Which is different than what the intelligence community has come out with. [Rep.] Mike Conway [R-TX] heads up this particular report. It will be released to the Democrats, they're going to get a chance to add things to it before the final report comes out. It has to be declassified. But he makes it very clear. This whole thing was about Russia collusion. There wasn't any.
EARHARDT: He said no collusion between both campaigns. That’s both Trump and that’s Hillary Clinton. However, this did not focus on the dossier, did not focus on the FISA abuse, and the unmasking. Those are separate investigations.
EARHARDT: I understand the Democrats are saying, all right, the Republicans have the majority, there are more Republicans on the House Intel Committee. Here's my response to those Democrats, especially Adam Schiff, show us the evidence. Show us the evidence. You’ve had 14 months, fine. You say that this happened, let's see it. Let's see the evidence. How much more time do you need?
KILMEADE: He needs a lot more time on television. He's had close to 300 appearances.
DOOCY: They did find bad judgement and some inappropriate meetings. They did say that meeting between --
DOOCY: The Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in early 2016 was a dumb idea. It never should have happened.
EARHARDT: And lackluster response. And lackluster response from the administration --
DOOCY: By the Barack Obama administration.