Brian Kilmeade defends Trump questioning Russia’s role in the 2016 election: "Don't pretend it's only Russia”

Brian Kilmeade defends Trump questioning Russia’s role in the 2016 election: "Don't pretend it's only Russia”

Kilmeade: "When the president says 'not just Russia', that's what he's saying. 'Yeah, I think it's Russia, and I think it's others.' He's not winging it, he's been told it"

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From the July 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Do you think the intel community, some members of the Obama administration, were out to get President Trump, or is he just mistaken?

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): I've actually got to add one other thing. [Rep.] Louie Gohmert [(R-TX)] said this a couple of days ago, [Rep.] Devin Nunes [(R-CA)] has clarified it. Not only did the Russian[s] hit us on the election, a foreign entity was able to get to Hillary Clinton's 30,000 emails, and Louie Gohmert said it on our show a couple of days ago. When the president says 'not just Russia', that's what he's saying. 'Yeah, I think it's Russia, and I think it's others.' He's not winging it, he's been told it.

DOOCY: And it might be more than one country. We've heard that.

KILMEADE: Yeah. That's part of the narrative, don't pretend it's only Russia.

DOOCY: When it's unsecured, three, or four, or five countries could get in. So, stay tuned. We hear they're investigating. 

Previously:

Fox's Kilmeade: Trump can't admit Russian election meddling because he thinks it makes his presidency look illegitimate

Watch Fox's Shep Smith shoot down the White House's explanations of Trump's deference to Putin

Après Helsinki, le déluge: Right-wing media claim Trump’s glad-handing of Putin is the only alternative to war

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