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Steve Doocy to Trump: Call up Jeff Sessions and tell him what to do

"Fox & Friends" wants Trump to politicize the Justice Department


Charlie May
October 20, 2017 6:41PM (UTC)

President Donald Trump's favorite cable news show wants him to get personally involved in investigating his political opponents.

The co-hosts, along with Fox News's so-called judge Jeanine Pirro, discussed the Clinton Foundation's ties to Russia, of course.

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"Look, these people belong in jail. The evidence is there," Pirro said, referring to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

So since, "the evidence is there" Doocy suggested that the solution is quite simple: Trump should call up Attorney General Jeff Sessions and demand action be taken.

"If the president were watching right now, all he has got to do to fix one of the things that's a problem for you," Doocy said. "All he has got to do is call Jeff Sessions and say 'Mr. Attorney General, you need to go ahead, and the guy who is in the nondisclosure agreement, no reason to have that anymore. Tell us who it is, and have him testify.'"

Except that's not how the government is supposed to function.

But nonetheless Doocy, in all his wisdom, insisted that, "this is the best way to get to the bottom of this story, by him doing that."

Of course, this is the exact problem Trump got himself into in the first place, which unintentionally triggered an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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When Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey he had admitted he would have fired him regardless of the recommendation he received from Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In recent weeks its also been discovered that Mueller is now in possession of the originally drafted letter Trump planned to use to fire Comey which detailed the reasons he was being fired.

While the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts still try to act as if Trump doesn't watch their show, it would probably have been a good thing for him to skip Friday mornings episode in order to avoid a full merger between the executive branch and the judicial branch.

Watch the video below, via Media Matters.

 

 


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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