Fox host on Mueller probe: Anything short of "collusion" is "going to be a dud"
Rachel Campos-Duffy: "No matter what they do in that special counsel, if they go into these business dealings or not, the American people are focused, was there collusion or not? And, frankly, the Democrats set that standard up"
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From the March 18 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday:
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PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Rosenstein is, technically, overseeing what Bob Mueller is doing, and can rein in the scope of it if it looks like it's going in another direction. Who knows what the questions are -- you mentioned that the questions have been submitted to the White House potentially --
ED HENRY (CO-HOST): The Mueller team has said, "These are some of the questions we would ask him if we sit down one-on-one."
HEGSETH: What if those are full of questions about financial dealings and things that have nothing to do with collusion? His lawyers are effectively saying, "Hey, keep it inside the 20's." That's all speculation. We don't know. But, I think for a lot of us, we're looking at Mueller and saying, "The gig is up, like, whatever you got, you got. Bring it out."
HENRY: What buttresses what you're saying is there was this New York Times report just a couple days ago that the Mueller team had subpoenaed records from the Trump Organization, business dealings maybe in Russia, that alarmed people in the White House it seemed, because there were saying this may be getting far afield.
RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (CO-HOST): But I think the Democrats are in a box here, right? Because they spent the last year really setting up what the special counsel's conclusions are supposed to be about, and that's collusion. And I think, no matter what they do in that special counsel, if they go into these business dealings or not, the American people are focused, was there collusion or not? And, frankly, the Democrats set that standard up.
CAMPOS-DUFFY: And if this investigation comes to a conclusion and there is no collusion, which is what it looks like, I think it's going to be a dud.