Fox's Jeanine Pirro: "What was [Trump] supposed to do, take a gun out and shoot Putin?"

Fox's Jeanine Pirro: "What was [Trump] supposed to do, take a gun out and shoot Putin?"

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From the July 17 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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JEANINE PIRRO (FOX NEWS HOST): It is rather stunning that [former CIA Director John Brennan] would talk about treason. First of all, he doesn't understand the definition of treason. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): What is treason?

PIRRO: Treason is when you try to overthrow a government, kill a leader in times of war, OK? Now what the president was doing by going over there is recognizing that Russia is biggest nuclear power, Russia and United States. He has to make sure that we are safe. He's got some of the most severe economic sanctions. I mean, come on, snap out of it, everybody. The guy is doing what he is supposed to be doing, and that is protecting us. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Do you think he should have been tougher? 

PIRRO: What was he supposed to do, take a gun out and shoot Putin? Putin said, "I didn't meddle in your election," so the president should say hang on, let me execute this guy.

ABBY HUNTSMAN (CO-HOST): Can you stand by your intelligence community that have given you the facts that there has been meddling in the election? Do you stand by them?

PIRRO: The same intelligence community that said there were weapons of mass destruction that got us into a war? Look, the president has conceded that there was meddling. I think what the president did here was he got defensive about his being the president. He was duly-elected, and in my book, I talk about the fact that there was a conspiracy to take away that position as president. And to disenfranchise the American voters. 

Previously:

Hannity praises Trump during interview for being "very strong at the end of the press conference"

Laura Ingraham excuses Trump's disastrous press conference: Foreign policy is "complex," and Trump is "new to it"

Fox guest compares criticism of Trump-Putin press conference to "mob violence"

Tucker Carlson downplays Russian election interference by claiming Mexico is "routinely interfering in our elections by packing the electorate"

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Jeanine Pirro, Abby Huntsman, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade
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