According to Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade, the network’s pro-police viewers should no longer “blindly support the blue” because of the FBI’s alleged bias against their beloved twice-impeached former president.
Amid the fallout from the feds’ raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, the former president and his allies have been relentless in their rage against the bureau, wildly accusing agents of planting evidence and even calling for FBI payback . Additionally, the MAGA media has railed about a so-called “two-tier justice system” that has “unfairly” targeted Trump and conservatives.
Trump further drew his ire against the Justice Department this week when it was reported that a top FBI agent involved in investigations into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, had recently retired. The agent, Timothy Thibault, has been accused by GOP senators of “improper conduct” and political bias in the Hunter Biden investigation.
While the former president he baselessly claimed on his social media platform that Thibault was fired for a “mistake,” Kilmeade kicked off Trump’s favorite morning show with a fury that this was yet more evidence that Trump is justified in vilifying federal law enforcement.
Wonders ‘how the hell does this guy retire’ after alleged anti-Trump bias, veteran Fox & Friends The co-host then launched into a lengthy tirade that also included many of Trumpworld’s favorite Russiagate characters. And at the same time, he suggested that other conservatives should be wary of the FBI finding them next.
“Put him with Lisa Page and all those others who, if you’re President Trump, how can you support the FBI?” Kilmid growled. “How can you not question the sanctity of raiding? That’s why you don’t blindly tan the blue. So—is law enforcement right or wrong? It means you have no credibility if everything you think they do is right.”
He continued: “It means that when you praise them, it doesn’t mean anything. And that’s 99 percent of the time. But you’re going to tell me this guy only had one bad year and one candidate took him over the top, Donald Trump? I’m sure his record is checkered with lots of dice… are we next?”
After Kilmeade and fellow co-host Ainsley Earhardt blasted CNN for bringing in ex-FBI agent—and MAGA hunk—Peter Strzok to discuss the Mar-a-Lago raid, Kilmeade asked FBI chief Christopher Wray to conducts extensive research on his office. .
Kilmeade then raged about the raid itself, falsely stating that Trump was “negotiating” with federal authorities to provide the classified documents they inevitably seized this month. (Trump and his legal team have, in fact, repeatedly resisted the government’s efforts to retrieve the records and even lied about the amount of classified information at Mar-a-Lago.)
The Fox host then concluded by throwing years of right-wing grievance against the wall to argue that Trump and others should hold the FBI in contempt.
“If you’re President Trump and you know what’s going on with six agents who should have been fired and resigned and lived in shame, and now you find out that’s happening, and then you learn additional information before the 2020 election, and you say to yourself your “how can you trust anything?” sniffed Kilmid.
“You don’t blame him for wondering what’s going on with the investigations and the scrutiny on him,” he added. “How does Paul Manafort end up in solitary confinement? How Michael Flynn is destroyed by FBI agents who happened to show up and, you know, Roger Stone down. Lives have been destroyed, lives have been destroyed, lives have been destroyed, and they’re now focusing on what they think is their big guy, and that’s President Trump!”
Interestingly, it was only two weeks ago that Kilmeade’s longtime colleague Steve Doocy urged Trump and the right-wing media to tone down their rhetoric against the FBI, asking them not to “judge” before judging that the FBI is “crazy”.
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