Fox & Friends falsely claims Robert Mueller "commissioned" the FBI raid on Trump's personal attorney's office

Fox & Friends falsely claims Robert Mueller "commissioned" the FBI raid on Trump's personal attorney's office

Brian Kilmeade: "This was a cooperating Michael Cohen who had his attorney answering every question" and "all the cooperation got them was a huge breach"

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From the April 10 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): The news is coming at a breakneck pace. Yesterday's probably a rival like any day over the past maybe 10 years. You had a raid at the president's attorney's office, in fact four separate locations yesterday. All of which a so-called no-knock raid, conducted by the FBI, commissioned by Robert Mueller, to get to the documents that many people thought violated attorney-client privilege. And add to that, this was a cooperating Michael Cohen who had his attorney answering every question that Mueller wanted providing the documents that they needed, and all the cooperation got them was a huge breach.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Was raids, right. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So, according to The New York Times, it looks like the investigation is into bank fraud. And the probe was not by the special counsel, per se, but Robert Mueller signed off on it, because, instead, the FBI was raiding his office, Mr. Cohen's office, which, by the way is across the street at 30 Rock on the 27th floor, on behalf of New York's U.S. Attorney Public Corruption Unit. And apparently, if you read the warrant, documents identified in the warrant date back years, long before a campaign. Although Mr. Mueller's team has been asking witnesses in the last couple of months about Mr. Cohen's role in the campaign, and, in particular, they are focusing in on, in the questioning, early months of the campaign and the attempt to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and what was Mr. Cohen's involvement?

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EARHARDT: You also have to keep in mind that Jeff Sessions recused himself and that left Mueller in charge -- or, Mueller's BFF in charge, Rod Rosenstein.

DOOCY: BFF. 

EARHARDT: And you have to also remember that Mueller's team consists of -- most of the 17 confirmed attorneys on his team are registered Democrats or have made Democratic political donations. The president was talking about it yesterday, says this is a disgrace. 

Related:

Wash. Post: To search Michael Cohen’s home and office, the FBI had to clear a higher-than-normal bar

Previously:

Sean Hannity: "Mueller and Rosenstein have declared what is a legal war on the president"

Sebastian Gorka to Lou Dobbs: "Mueller has to be dealt with"

Joe diGenova calls on Congress to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray

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