While Fox News hosts often beat the drum for Donald Trump’s administration, during a segment on “Outnumbered” Monday, the hosts Lisa Kennedy Montgomery and Harris Faulkner (who were joined by Melissa Francis and Marie Harf) appeared to briefly acknowledge that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation isn’t without merit.
Trump mouthpiece Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, jumped through hoops to criticize Mueller’s probe. Mueller, Schlapp insisted, “doesn’t have a case … The American people are over this. There is no case here. We are exhausted.”
But Faulkner, unlike Schlapp, wasn’t content to simply act as Trump’s carnival barker this time. And she acknowledged that some “shady people” have been on Mueller’s investigative radar.
“The biggest question, I think, that is still out there has to do with what the president knew and when he knew it—and you have so many shady questions, right?,” Faulkner explained. “Shady people, rather, where these questions are involved….It’s kind of hard to know where you are.”
Faulkner added that she wanted to wait and see what evidence Mueller comes up with. And when Montgomery jumped in, the former MTV VJ turned libertarian/conservative political pundit made it clear that she also wanted to see what else comes out of Mueller’s investigation in the weeks ahead.
“There might be something there,” Montgomery asserted. “There absolutely might be something there. We don’t know what Mueller has; he might have something. Things are starting to seem a little weird.”