Fox News’ Bret Baier Loses Bet With Jake Tapper Over Super Bowl, Will Donate to Charity

The Philadelphia Eagles triumphed over the New England Patriots last night, and there’s no doubt that the Super Bowl aroused passion in general across America this weekend. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Fox New’s Bret Baier were also highly invested in the game, and that’s partly because they had money on the line over who would win. TMZ caught up with Baier, and they asked him to comment on National Anthem kneelers and President Trump‘s friendly relationship with the Patriots. Baier wouldn’t bite, but he did announce that he and Tapper had a friendly bet: whoever picked the winning team got to pick a charity that the loser would have to donate $250 to. Baier went with the Patriots and Tapper made it quite clear who he was cheering for last night. As it were, Baier told TMZ that he’s Continue reading "Fox News’ Bret Baier Loses Bet With Jake Tapper Over Super Bowl, Will Donate to Charity"

Devin Nunes Responds to Democrats on the Memo: They ‘Tell So Many Lies,’ Not ‘Honest Actors’

Congressman Devin Nunes appeared on Fox News tonight to discuss the memo he released today and the Democratic reactions to it. Nunes told Bret Baier that he did not read the underlying FISA applications himself, but Trey Gowdy did. He denied he coordinated with the White House or President Trump‘s lawyers or any outside groups on this memo, before responding to some of the charges being leveled from Democrats. The memo claims that “relevant information” from the dossier was omitted, but the New York Times reports that the Democratic memo rebuts this:
But a Democratic memo written to rebut the Republican document says that the F.B.I. was more forthcoming with the surveillance court than the Republicans say. The F.B.I. told the court that the information it received from Mr. Steele was politically motivated, although the agency did not specifically identify the information as financed Continue reading "Devin Nunes Responds to Democrats on the Memo: They ‘Tell So Many Lies,’ Not ‘Honest Actors’"

Bret Baier: ‘Opinion Side of Fox News’ Has No Problem Getting Trump Interviews, But I’m Still Trying

Fox News’ Bret Baier is still trying to get an interview with President Trump, and while talking about that today he noted how this is not a problem for the “opinion side” of Fox News. Back in August, Baier noted how it was 300 days since his last Trump interview. And indeed, Baier has not gotten an interview with Trump since he’s become the president. When the subject came up again today at a Washington Post, Baier noted how “the opinion side of Fox News does not have a problem getting interviews” while he and Chris Wallace are still trying to book the President. Baier said when he interacted with Trump at an off-the-record event, the President essentially told him, “It’s gonna happen very soon.” The Special Report anchor also defended his network from criticisms that, as he put it, paint the network with too broad a Continue reading "Bret Baier: ‘Opinion Side of Fox News’ Has No Problem Getting Trump Interviews, But I’m Still Trying"

Bret Baier on Trump’s Conflicting Tweets on FISA Debate: ‘It’s Kind of a Mess’

Donald Trump contradicted himself when he tweeted about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) today, and Bret Baier says this could create a bit of a complication for the midday vote on the policy’s reauthorization. Trump went against the GOP and his administration’s talking points today when he bashed FISA and suggested that it allowed investigators to “badly surveil and abuse” his 2016 campaign over the Fusion GPS dossier. Almost two hours later, Trump completely changed course by expressing support for the surveillance program. This reversal has already factored into FISA debates on the House floor, and when Baier was asked about this, he said “it’s kind of a mess from the administration’s point of view.” “It was conflicting,” said Baier. “Twitter called it a cleanup on Aisle 702, and there was some pulling of hair out in the Intel community and on the House floor as members are Continue reading "Bret Baier on Trump’s Conflicting Tweets on FISA Debate: ‘It’s Kind of a Mess’"

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Spotted With Trump at Mar-a-Lago

During the Thanksgiving weekend, Fox News anchor and host of Special Report Bret Baier was spotted posing for a photo with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club. The reporter for the president’s favorite news network was reportedly eating dinner at the same time as Trump — as he was a guest of golf legend Jack Nicklaus for the weekend — but was not dining with POTUS specifically. In a statement released by Fox News and first reported by TheWrap‘s Jon Levine, the network stated the two ran into each other by happenstance and Baier was then asked to pose for a photo. “Bret Baier and his wife attended a dinner at Mar-a-Lago as a guest of Jack Nicklaus, whose home they were staying at for the weekend. He was asked to take a photo with Nicklaus and the President and obliged,” stated a Fox News public relations rep.

Ari Fleischer Calls Jeff Flake’s Departure a Win for ‘Trump and Steve Bannon’

As GOP Senators Jeff Flake joins Bob Corker in announcing plans to not seek reelection, Ari Fleischer is declaring a victory for President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and the nationalist wing of the party. The former George W. Bush White House press secretary explained that the loss of the current Tennessee and Arizona junior senators proves that Trump and his brand of populism have helped “chase” establishment sentiment out of the GOP. Fleischer voiced his concerns in a Fox News appearance today:
I don’t know how you can look at the events today not declare that Donald Trump won and Steve Bannon won. The people they like least, the establishment organizations and people inside the Republican Party, are not running for reelection because Donald Trump has helped chase them out of the party. Go back in time, to the primary [with] 16 candidates, many of them cut Continue reading "Ari Fleischer Calls Jeff Flake’s Departure a Win for ‘Trump and Steve Bannon’"

Bret Baier Covers Lawsuit and Allegations Against Fox News, White House on Special Report

On Special Report tonight, Fox News’ Bret Baier addressed the big news concerning his network. To recap, Rod Wheeler is making some serious allegations about that now-retracted Seth Rich report from Fox that he was personally involved in and White House coordination to, as the lawsuit says, “try and steer away the attention that was being given about the Russian hacking of the DNC e-mails.” Sean Spicer confirmed that he met with Wheeler and Ed Butowsky, but denied any White House involvement in this story. Sarah Huckabee Sanders did the same at today’s briefing. Wheeler also claims that he was misquoted in the report. Baier briefly covered the news tonight and read a statement from Jay Wallace, the president of news for Fox News:
The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman’s story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous. The Continue reading "Bret Baier Covers Lawsuit and Allegations Against Fox News, White House on Special Report"