Fox "news" anchor gets called out for claiming Mueller said Trump didn't commit crimes

Fox "news" anchor gets called out for claiming Mueller said Trump didn't commit crimes

Julie Banderas, a news-side correspondent and anchor, claimed Mueller "said that he had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime." (Mueller actually said the opposite.)

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From the June 7 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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JULIE BANDERAS (FOX NEWS ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT): Mueller came out with this letter, and he says charging the president with a crime was not an option we'd consider. He also said that he had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime. So there you have Robert Mueller saying -- now, last I checked, you need to commit a crime in order to go to jail.

JESSICA TARLOV (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Wait, I thought Bob Mueller said that if he had confidence that he didn't commit a crime, he would have said that. 

BANDERAS: But he said that they didn't have enough evidence to show that he did. 

TARLOV: No, provable conspiracy, that's on the collusion side. We're talking about obstruction of justice. 

BANDERAS: Right, but if he had enough evidence then, he would say -- OK, well, he did come out and say you can't indict a sitting president, right? 

TARLOV: That those were the OLC [DOJ Office of Legal Counsel] framework guidelines that they were working with. 

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): I don't want to go deep down this road --

TARLOV: I'm just saying --

FRANCIS: I want to stay in the realm of this fight between these two.

Previously:

The Mueller report didn’t address collusion, but that’s not stopping Fox News from screaming “no collusion”

Here's how Fox News is spinning the Mueller report

Five lies from Fox News figures about Robert Mueller’s press conference

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