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"

Krauthammer Slams Trump/Press: Russia Meddling ‘Is Not The Main Story For God’s Sake’

On Thursday night, Charles Krauthammer praised President Trump‘s speech he gave in Poland, but criticized him and the press for their fixation on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. During a panel discussion on Special Report, host Bret Baier asked Krauthammer to weigh in on the exchange between MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson and Trump regarding whether or not he believed Russia interfered in the presidential election and how there’s a disconnect between Trump’s soft language on Russia and harsh language aimed at President Obama for “doing nothing” about Russia’s meddling. “This was totally unnecessary,” Krauthammer began. “He stepped all over the message of what was one of- perhaps his best speech he’s given, a semi-historic speech he gave later in the day. There was no need to answer any of this!” He said Trump could have punted the question by saying “the world is on fire,” but Continue reading "Krauthammer Slams Trump/Press: Russia Meddling ‘Is Not The Main Story For God’s Sake’"

Lindsey Graham to Trump: Every Time You Tweet, It Hurts the People ‘Trying to Help You’

President Trump‘s tweeting habits have become a serious subject of discussion recently, especially after the president himself tweeted about it today: But it’s not just the “FAKE MSM” who wants him to calm down with the tweets. It’s Kellyanne Conway‘s husband, Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, and a couple of Republican lawmakers. Senator Mitch McConnell expressed his dissatisfaction earlier today, and on Fox’s Special Report tonight, Lindsey Graham had this message for the president:
“You need to listen to your lawyers, Mr. President. I am trying to help you, but every time you tweet, it makes it harder on all of us who are trying to help you. Continue reading "Lindsey Graham to Trump: Every Time You Tweet, It Hurts the People ‘Trying to Help You’"

Fox News Can’t Find Republicans to Defend Trump In Wake of Recent Comey Memo

As another bombshell story is thrown onto the pile — this time reporting that former FBI Director James Comey claimed that President Donald Trump told him to close an investigation into Mike Flynn — Fox News has struggled to get Republicans on air to defend the president. According to the Times report, Comey said Trump told him: “I hope you can let this go,” and “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” In the wake of the shocking report, Fox News scrambled to get Republican lawmakers on air to defend the president — but they’re apparently in short supply. As Fox host Bret Baier noted on Special Report Tuesday night, “we’ve tried tonight to get Republicans to come out and talk to us, and there are not Continue reading "Fox News Can’t Find Republicans to Defend Trump In Wake of Recent Comey Memo"

Mollie Hemingway on Comey Firing: ‘People Need to Accept the Reality’ That Trump Is President

If one were to watch MSNBC or CNN today, he or she would get a distinct feeling that President Trump’s impeachment was imminent, based solely on the ostensible cover-up of a Russia-Collusion scandal and firing of former FBI Director James Comey. But if one were to change the channel to Fox News, he or she would get another narrative. Enter Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway who is having none of this hyperventilating. When asked by host Bret Baier to opine on whether or not the rank and file of the FBI were either in support of or down on Comey, Hemingway noted the subjectivity of either claim, dismissing the question of loyalty as being solely dependent of who one asks. But cutting to the chase, Ms. Hemmingway seems to think that the entire Comey scandal — and the larger allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the general Continue reading "Mollie Hemingway on Comey Firing: ‘People Need to Accept the Reality’ That Trump Is President"

Charles Krauthammer: ‘Looks Pretty Improper’ That Trump Asked Comey About Investigation

Charles Krauthammer is a lion in the world of conservative politics. As such, his words on major news stories come with much more gravity than your typical pundit of any philosophical leaning. So tonight was an interesting night to learn how Mr. Krauthammer would react to the bombshell firing of former FBI Director James Comey. One of the many news items that came out today regarding this ever-evolving story-cum-scandal is President Trump’s admission that he asked Comey whether or not he was being investigated, something that runs counter to the original reporting of the Comey sacking led by the White House Press Department. Simply put, Krauthammer stated that, while he didn’t think it illegal for a sitting President to ask an FBI Director about an on-going investigation, “it looks pretty improper,” adding that the accepted standard for such behavior for an FBI chief is that he or she is “not Continue reading "Charles Krauthammer: ‘Looks Pretty Improper’ That Trump Asked Comey About Investigation"