Bill O'Reilly (Credit: Fox News)

Bill O'Reilly literally phoned in this Benghazi conspiracy theory last night

O'Reilly took a vacation from his vacation to call in and appear as a guest on his own show


Scott Eric Kaufman
August 13, 2015 5:55PM (UTC)

Bill O'Reilly was so excited when he learned that Hillary Clinton had turned over her private email server that he took a vacation from his vacation to call into his own show and declare it "a victory for justice."

Speaking via phone to "O'Reilly Factor" guest host Eric Bolling, O'Reilly said that it will take the FBI's forensics team a long time to sift through the information on Clinton's private server, intimating that the results of the investigation might not be made public until much closer to actual election.

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Her campaign will maintain that she had no personal knowledge of the presence of classified emails on the server until the bitter end, he said, but "if there are some emails that are embarrassing to her -- for example, 'Don't tell anybody about Benghazi, don't tell anybody this, don't tell anybody that' -- she's through. She's done!"

He did, however, acknowledge that many of her supporters wouldn't be put off by what they believe is a manufactured scandal. "They will vote by ideology anyway, that’s what they’re hoping,” O’Reilly said. "But if there is something on there as you say, that is so egregious and everyone knows this is terrible, then you can’t have this in a private situation. It has to be secured, then she’ll take a massive hit."

"People are starting to convict the woman," he continued, but insisted that "I wouldn't do that. I would just say this is a victory for justice."

"Obviously, we should know when a secretary of state violates protocol -- which she absolutely did -- why she was violating it. If she's innocent, that will come out," he concluded. "If she's not innocent, that should come out too."

Watch the entire clip via Fox News below.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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