​Fox's Brian Kilmeade suggests Trump investigate the finances of senior House Democrats in revenge for their probes​

​Fox's Brian Kilmeade suggests Trump investigate the finances of senior House Democrats in revenge for their probes​

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​From the May 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:​

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): I'm just wondering if the president, who has been very aggressive pushing back about the myriad of investigations, is going to go look to see what Nancy Pelosi's family, how they earned? Because they want to find out, remember, not just about the president personally, they want to find out about all his companies. So why don't we find out about Nancy Pelosi's companies? Why don't we find out about Elijah Cummings' companies? Maxine Waters seems to be worth a lot of money suddenly. Let's look into that.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): I think the idea is the Democrats have wanted to look into the president's last 10 years to see if there's any connection to Russia. You know, the whole -- the collusion thing has been so loud, it's like, did he benefit from some sort of business dealing with Russia? Let's take a look. And these particular tax returns are from 25 and 35 years ago.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It is an interesting story, I have enjoyed reading it because it's very fascinating. Is it going tochange how people vote? Probably not. He's already our president. Maybe it would have made a difference in '16. But if he hasn't done anything illegal, I am disturbed by the fact that this was leaked. Who leaked this?

DOOCY: Yeah, that's a good question.

KILMEADE: See, I don't think Democrats are looking for just Russia. They're looking for anything that they can build on.

EARHARDT: Yeah, they are. That's obvious.

[CROSSTALK]

KILMEADE: Russia is one thing. Saudi Arabia is another. Mar-a-Lago. Did he take too much of a writeoff after a flood or a hurricane at Mar-a-Lago?

[CROSSTALK]

DOOCY: It's a fishing expedition.

KILMEADE: They're going to go there, and I think it's accurate, could say, harassment. You're trying to harass his companies which he's divested -- he hasn't divested from, but he is not involved with.

EARHARDT: And people going forward, Republicans, conservatives, are not going to want to run for office.

KILMEADE: Nobody is.

EARHARDT: Because the liberal media is going to take them down, or try to at least.

KILMEADE: Absolutely.

Previously:

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

Fox's Andrew Napolitano fearmongers about House Democrats seeking Trump's tax returns: "They did this to Donald Trump, they can do this to any of us"

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

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