Laura Ingraham Slams Networks for Spiking Latest on Durham's Russiagate Probe


On Friday’s The Ingraham Angle, picking up on recent reporting by NewsBusters, Fox News host Laura Ingraham lambasted the liberal media for downplaying the most recent developments in the investigation of wrongdoing by those involved in the anti-Donald Trump Russia collusion probe.

Ingraham began by recalling that special counsel John Durham issued subpoenas against the Perkins Coie law firm that pushed the Russia collusion hoax while it was representing Democrats during the 2016 campaign:

INGRAHAM: Last night, special counsel John Durham dropped his second bombshell in just the last two weeks. He issued subpoenas to one of the most politically connected law firms in the country. It’s called Perkins Coie. Now, in 2016, that law firm represented the DNC and the Clinton campaign, who then of course used the firm to funnel money to former British spy Christopher Steele. 

Now, Steele, in turn, used the funds to finance his phony dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump. Now, this just comes two weeks, by the way — this subpoena — after the Federal grand jury indicted former Perkins career lawyer Michael Sussman for lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting that helped spark the Trump Russia probe.

She then turned her attention to the media’s role in peddling the anti-Trump witch hunt and misinforming the public: “And, as we all remember, the main villains here were aided and abetted by a corrupt left-wing media complex that fanned the fraudulent Russia collusion accusations for years.”

With an image of a NewsBusters article in the background, she soon recalled:

And when the Durham subpoena news did break, Hillary’s collaborators in the press — they kind of just decided to downplay it or just ignore it entirely. So, last night, ABC and CBS fawned over Biden’s moves to save his megaspending bill, and also his bill to keep our borders wide open. And the Durham probe didn’t make NBC Nightly News either, but, well, they did find time to do a very important feature on the lineup for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Clips from the media were shown, including CNN figures like contributor Andrew McCabe who tried to downplay the significance of the most recent developments.

WOLF BLITZER: Is this the action of a special counsel who, once again, after two years of investigation, has found essentially not much — at least not yet?

ANDREW MCCABE, CNN ANALYST: Well, that’s absolutely right. There’s really very little here relevant to what he supposedly was hired to investigate. (editing jump) The recent indictment, and these subpoenas really hold the FBI more in position of victim rather than subject of an investigation.

A bit later, during a discussion with Mollie Hemingway and former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer, Hemingway complained that Republicans have been too forgiving toward liberal media figures after their mishandling of the Russia probe: “And then there are the completely reprehensible media who uncritically regurgitated it. There is some accountability that can be had for the corrupt FBI officials and for the Clinton campaign.”

She went on to chastise Virginia Republicans for allowing NBC’s Chuck Todd host the gubernatorial debate.

Last November, when McCabe admitted under oath to the U.S. Senate that he had signed a FISA warrant to do surveillance on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page that had misinformation in it, Fox News called him out, but CNN tried to dismiss the news against McCabe, who at the time was already working as an analyst for CNN.

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Transcript follows:

The Ingraham Angle

October 1, 2021

10:00 p.m. Eastern

LAURA INGRAHAM: Last night, special counsel John Durham dropped his second bombshell in just the last two weeks. He issued subpoenas to one of the most politically connected law firms in the country. It’s called Perkins Coie. Now, in 2016, that law firm represented the DNC and the Clinton campaign, who then of course used the firm to funnel money to former British spy Christopher Steele. Now, Steele, in turn, used the funds to finance his phony dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump.

Now, this just comes two weeks, by the way — this subpoena — after the Federal grand jury indicted former Perkins career lawyer Michael Sussman for lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting that helped spark the Trump Russia probe. Now, we’re not sure why it’s taken Durham this long to do this, but we may finally, finally be close to learning just how far the Clintons and their allies went in all their efforts to destroy Donald Trump, his campaign, and his presidency. And when the truth comes out, we’ll also see how invested the deep state was in deep sixing Trump. Their goal was to frustrate the Trump agenda and put him on the defensive from day one.

And, as we all remember, the main villains here were aided and abetted by a corrupt left-wing media complex that fanned the fraudulent Russia collusion accusations for years. By the way, remember, none of those media folks decided to resign after their role in all of this. There were no mea culpas. And, as far as I can tell. there has been no accountability. Sound familiar? It sounds just like what’s happening at the Biden Pentagon.

And when the Durham subpoena news did break, Hillary’s collaborators in the press — they kind of just decided to downplay it or just ignore it entirely. So, last night, ABC and CBS fawned over Biden’s moves to save his megaspending bill, and also his bill to keep our borders wide open. And the Durham probe didn’t make NBC Nightly News either, but, well, they did find time to do a very important feature on the lineup for the Super Bowl halftime show.  … Of course, the news blackout extended to MSNBC, which spent years dining out on the twisted Russian conspiracies.

(…)

But surely CNN gave the Durham developments their due.

ANA CABRERA, CNN HOST: It seems like he’s not delivering that big fish that former President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr promised.

EVAN PEREZ, CNN REPORTER: Right, exactly. After two and a half years or so, you know, there’s only been these two indictments, and they frankly have been very thin.

INGRAHAM: Now, what’s really thinnest here is their credibility and objectivity. It’s nonexistent. Wolf Blitzer even trotted out one of the slimiest guys in this ongoing drama, former FBI director Andrew McCabe

WOLF BLITZER: Is this the action of a special counsel who, once again, after two years of investigation, has found essentially not much — at least not yet?

ANDREW MCCABE, CNN ANALYST: Well, that’s absolutely right. There’s really very little here relevant to what he supposedly was hired to investigate. (editing jump) The recent indictment and these subpoenas really hold the FBI more in position of victim rather than subject of an investigation.

INGRAHAM: The spin just never ends.

(…)

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: There are three different sets of bad actors. There are the Clinton campaign and their law firm who made up the hoax and invented it, mostly out of whole cloth. There are the corrupt intelligence officials who weaponized it. And then there are the completely reprehensible media who uncritically regurgitated it. There is some accountability that can be had for the corrupt FBI officials and for the Clinton campaign.

But the media are really the bad actors. They’re the ones who reported this day in and day out for years, undermining an administration, affecting the 2016 election, the 2018 election, and the 2020 election. And because of the laws of our land, there is not so much you can do even though they probably knowingly lied about all of this. But one thing that can be done is that conservatives and victims and Republican who were victims of this need to hold them accountable.

Here’s one way you don’t hold them accountable. Chuck Todd — who’s at a different network — lied about the Russia collusion for years. He brutally attacked Republicans who tried to fight back. He defended deep state actors as they lied. The Virginia Republicans had him host their gubernatorial debate where they allowed that to happen where their candidate debated with him moderating. There is no reason a conspiracy theorist and liar at that level should have any access to Republicans.



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