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‘Fox & Friends’ Dismiss Russia Probes: It’s Not Like This Is Benghazi or Whitewater

If the president spends Sunday rage-tweeting about someone, you can be sure that Fox & Friends will follow suit.

Like clockwork, on Monday, co-host Brian Kilmeade and the rest of the Friends downplayed the ongoing Russia investigation and called House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) “the sleaziest member of Congress” and “a conspiracy theorist.”

The segment followed Trump’s Sunday tirade in response to Schiff telling NBC’s Meet the Press that several reported encounters involving Trump’s campaign team may count as “corrupt coordination” or “corrupt combination.” He specifically named the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, any efforts by Trump associates to obtain a real estate deal in Moscow, and former security advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador.

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