"The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday dedicated four segments to excoriating FBI director James Comey's announcement that while Hillary Clinton had been "careless" and "negligent" in her use of email during her time as Secretary of State, she had not been criminally so.
O'Reilly himself opened the show by acknowledging the soundness of the decision, saying that "to be fair, Director Comey has legal history on his side. Comey also scolded Secretary Clinton in a way that has been rarely seen, saying she and her aides were 'extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.'"
However, that's all the fairness O'Reilly and his guests could muster, because he immediately turned to conservatives' other favorite Clinton narrative. "Combined with the chaos in Benghazi, where the American ambassador was murdered, the FBI's criticism of Hillary Clinton is withering. You would think Americans would want to elect a person with a record of competency, would you not?" he asked. "So that gives Donald Trump a big opening because, compared to questions about his competency, the email case blows that right out of the water."
Lest anything think O'Reilly has forgotten Trump's long, public record of gross incompetence, he noted that "no matter what happened [with Trump University] it doesn't come close to the FBI's scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's email situation." Apparently, it's all relative -- especially for the candidate himself, who called in to inform O'Reilly about his new standard of justice.
"It sounded like there would be no choice but to move on to some form of very harsh punishment, but they didn't do that," Trump said. "She had horrible judgment, she was sloppy, she was about as bad as she could be -- [but] everybody knows she's extremely guilty! They said they won't prosecute. This has been a total miscarriage of justice!"
Trump vowed that if he wins in November, his administration will "look into...very strongly" the possibility that President Obama influenced the FBI's investigation.
Watch O'Reilly discuss Comey below via Fox News.
Watch Trump discuss Comey's decision below, also via Fox News.