Fox & Friends host: Trump confiscated notes of meetings with Putin because he "simply didn't like leaks"

Fox & Friends host: Trump confiscated notes of meetings with Putin because he "simply didn't like leaks"

Brian Kilmeade: "That's the way he does things"

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From the January 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): They were alarmed about a series of things, was the FBI. Number one, when the president made his statement, "Hey Russia, if you have any more of Hillary Clinton's emails, let us know." They also noticed that he was not making enough negative comments about Vladimir Putin. And they also said that some of his policies, he was kind of nice about it. Having said all that, they were concerned, too, about the change in the platform of the RNC -- of the Republican National Convention, and that it seemed to soften the language on Russia. You take all these things together, and that led them to believe that the president was actually being investigated as being an asset to Vladimir Putin. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): That he was working for Russia, that's what they were investigating right after he fired James Comey. 

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): As it turns out, the president simply didn't like leaks. Remember, the president had only been in office a couple of weeks when The Washington Post had on their front pages all the details of his private conversation with the Australian prime minister where he hung up 35 minutes later -- 35 minutes early. So, clearly the president didn't like leaks, and, to reiterate what a lot of people have said about the story since then, this is not a conventional president. 

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EARHARDT: The president's team was asked about this, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that was absurd. 

KILMEADE: Yeah, it is. It also has a pattern. The president met with President Xi in private at Mar-a-Lago. The president met with Kim Jong Un in private in Singapore. That's the way he does things.

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Previously:

Fox & Friends hosts defend Trump's firing of Comey with a lie: "The Russia investigation was going nowhere"

Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion

Fox & Friends ignores new report on scale of Russian disinformation 

Fox & Friends barely covers report that Trump approved of Trump Tower meeting with Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer

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