Brian Kilmeade Suggests Trump Should Meddle in Upcoming Russian Election: ‘Payback Time’

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade responded to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three entities for election tampering by apparently suggesting President Donald Trump should get “payback” in the country’s next election. “Reading this Mueller indictment..our biggest problem Russians don’t fear or respect us @realDonaldTrump has to change that..they have an election coming up..payback time?” Kilmeade wrote in a tweet. The upcoming elections in Russia — slated for March 18 — will see current President Vladimir Putin duking it out with a bevy of contenders, but the incumbent is expected to be a shoo-in. Trump’s tweet is particularly noteworthy, as Kilmeade isn’t just any Fox News host — Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Suggests Trump Should Meddle in Upcoming Russian Election: ‘Payback Time’"

Trump Claims Media Doesn’t Want to Report That Russian Troll Farm Began in 2014 (They Have)

President Donald Trump was busy on Twitter early Saturday afternoon, firing off a series of tweets about Friday’s bombshell news that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The charges targeted the Internet Research Agency, an infamous Russian troll farm that began operations in 2014 to interrupt the election. In one of his tweets today, Trump complained that the “Fake News Media” doesn’t want to report that the “Russian group was formed in 2014.” As you can further see in the tweet above, the president noted that the troll farm started up well before he Continue reading "Trump Claims Media Doesn’t Want to Report That Russian Troll Farm Began in 2014 (They Have)"

Fox’s Tammy Bruce: Obama Told Trump to ‘Stop Whining’ About Interference With the Election

A day after it was announced that 13 Russian officials and three Russian entities were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce claimed that the Russian efforts to meddle in the election were essentially Barack Obama’s fault. And that Obama told then-candidate Donald Trump to be quiet when Trump raised concerns about election issues. “Many of the individuals who were indicted came in — into this country when John Kerry was Secretary of State under Barack Obama,” she said on Fox News this morning. “This is what we know.” Stating that the indictments show that the meddling was an “anti-Hillary effort,” Bruce claimed that Russia began hating Clinton because Continue reading "Fox’s Tammy Bruce: Obama Told Trump to ‘Stop Whining’ About Interference With the Election"

WH Spox: ‘Democrats and the Mainstream News Media’ Have Created More ‘Chaos’ Than Russia

As part of the White House push to frame the recent indictments of Russian nationals and entities for election interference as a vindication for President Donald Trump when it comes to collusion, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to parrot the president’s reaction to the news. And besides reiterating Trump’s claims that this shows there was “no collusion” and that the Trump campaign did nothing wrong, Gidley also took aim at Democrats and the press. Stating that the indictments showed Russian interference began in 2014, Gidley told the F&F hosts that this happened “under President Barack Obama’s nose” and that he “didn’t do a thing about it.” He further said the charges prove Trump correct that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Noting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the Russians were trying cause chaos in the Continue reading "WH Spox: ‘Democrats and the Mainstream News Media’ Have Created More ‘Chaos’ Than Russia"

National Security Adviser: Evidence Of Russian Election Meddling ‘Now Really Incontrovertible’

A day after it was announced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, the president’s national security adviser said that it Russia meddling was abundantly clear. “As you can see with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain, whereas in the past it was difficult to attribute for a couple of reasons,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. He added, “Whereas in the past, it was difficult to attribute for a couple of reasons. First, technically it was difficult. But then also you didn’t want to divulge your intelligence capabilities. Now that this is in the arena of a law enforcement investigation, it’s going to be very apparent to everyone.” Prior to the indictments coming out, it was reported Continue reading "National Security Adviser: Evidence Of Russian Election Meddling ‘Now Really Incontrovertible’"

Tucker Carlson: The FBI Was ‘Too Busy’ Chasing Down ‘Bad Facebook Trolls’ To Stop School Shootings

Tucker Carlson opened his show Friday night by taking a brutal swipe the Department of Justice. The Fox News host began by reacting to the newly-announced indictments of 13 Russian nationals from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. While he admitted that the alleged actions made by these Russians were “annoying,” Carlson didn’t believe they were “momentous.” “Here’s what’s not in the indictment: any evidence at all that any Russian behavior changed a single vote or did anything to sway the election in any direction,” Carlson said and pointed to remarks made by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein at a press conference Friday afternoon to back him up. “Close to 20 people have been indicted by this investigation so far, still not a single piece of evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Putin. Collusion, you remember, was the reason we supposedly needed this multi-year, multi-million dollar investigation in the first place, Continue reading "Tucker Carlson: The FBI Was ‘Too Busy’ Chasing Down ‘Bad Facebook Trolls’ To Stop School Shootings"

Richard Painter Goes Off After Russia Indictments: ‘This Is a Lot More Serious Than Watergate’

During a segment on the Russia indictments today, former Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter said on CNN, “This is a lot more serious than Watergate.” He argued, “Watergate did not involve the Russians, they didn’t use the KGB to break into the Watergate complex there. It’s a lot more dangerous for our national security what happened here.” Painter went on to say the Trump Tower meeting “was collusion” and “the only question is whether it’s illegal collusion.” Last year after the initial reports about James Comey‘s notes from his meeting with President Trump, Painter said, “Nixon may have been a crook, but at least he was our crook.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac