Fox host laments that congressional investigations into Trump's business practices will discourage businesspeople from running

Fox host laments that congressional investigations into Trump's business practices will discourage businesspeople from running

Lisa Boothe: "I think it's fair for President Trump to say there's presidential harassment"

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From the February 7 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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LISA BOOTHE (CO-HOST): I think it's fair for President Trump to say there's presidential harassment here. Because it is Congress's duty to provide oversight, and I think, when you're looking at things like security clearances and some of the things that Democrats have said they're going to do, that is perfectly fair. But to continue to investigate something where we already have a special counsel that's spent tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, has been going on since 2017, what is the point of that? Or also, Democrats continue to move the goalposts. Because, originally, it was collusion, then it was obstruction of justice with Comey, then it was obstruction of justice with the tweets, and now now it's basically any business deal he's ever done. And, to Melissa's point, why would anyone in their right mind who is a successful businessperson, man or woman, if you're Oprah -- why would you ever want to run for president? 

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): Yeah, it's a money-loser no matter what. 

Previously:

Investigating Trump is not “harassment”

Fox guest parrots Trump's claim that investigating him hurts the economy

Fox & Friends host suggests Trump "run a private investigation" into personal lives of Democrats in Congress

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