Fox News anchor corrected by guest after falsely claiming Trump did not fire Comey based on the Russia investigation
Gabby Morrongiello: "That actually directly contradicts what he told Lester Holt last year ... he said he was, in fact, thinking about Russia when he decided to terminate the FBI director"
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From the May 31 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:
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JULIE BANDERAS (CO-HOST): So this source tells Fox that in one of his memos, [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe describes a meeting he was present for where Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told those in the room that President Trump wanted Rosenstein to include Russia in his memo, which was later used as the basis to fire [former FBI Director James] Comey. The president has repeatedly said he has not, did not fire Comey based on Russia. McCabe says, he insists he was fired because of what he witnessed in the aftermath of James Comey's firing. So we've got two completely different stories. What is now [special counsel Robert] Mueller to do with this letter since it's in his hands?
GABBY MORRONGIELLO (WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER): Well, yeah. It is a he said/she said situation, and that obviously creates a lot of problems for Mueller and his team. I think they're going to be looking at all the public statements that have been made by both McCabe and President Trump. President Trump tweeted this morning that he never had Russia in his mind when he was looking to fire James Comey, but that actually directly contradicts what he told Lester Holt last year in an interview following his firing of James Comey when he said he was, in fact, thinking about Russia when he decided to terminate the FBI director. So I do think that those statements are going to be taken into account.