Fox News’ Ed Henry blasted Democrats and their ever-changing narratives on Robert Mueller’s investigations of alleged Russian collusion.
The Fox News chief national correspondent addressed the outrage of Democrats over the impending release of the special counsel’s report, accusing them of “moving the goalposts” during a segment on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday.
The Department of Justice announced that Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference Thursday before releasing the redacted Mueller report, sending the left into paroxysms of outrage that even included a suggested boycott of the presser by reporters.
‘Keep your mouth shut’: Dems rage, media tribal drums beat furiously over Barr’s presser, call for ‘boycott’ https://t.co/WmdHGniMGi
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Democrats pounced on Barr for trying to protect President Trump after the Justice Department announced he, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, would conduct the news conference and respond to questions. Their anger was further fueled by a report in The New York Times Wednesday that White House lawyers and DOJ officials have already discussed the details from the report.
“It’s interesting how Democrats have been moving the goalposts,” Henry noted.
“It started with ‘we have evidence…of collusion with Russia.’ They don’t have that, so then they say ‘we think there’s obstruction of justice,'” he said. “Then they say there’s a cover-up because William Barr has been sitting on the report and wants to do these redactions.”
Henry went through the various stages of Democrat responses to the Mueller investigation and the final report, noting that even with the end of the probe and the conclusions being revealed, Democrats find something to be up in arms about.
In a joint statement ahead of Barr’s press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., slammed the attorney general for his “regrettably partisan handling” of the Mueller report.
We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible.
The American people deserve to hear the truth. pic.twitter.com/bEFP0HKCNU
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 18, 2019
“Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt noted that they are calling on Mueller to testify before Congress.
“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote in the statement.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade dismissed accusations from the left that Trump tried to manipulate Mueller, noting that the special counsel effectively refuted those claims by finding no evidence of collusion.
Earhardt recalled the number of about-faces by Democrats on key players in the two-year-long drama, shifting views from heroes to saboteurs on Barr, former FBI chief James Comey and others.
“Now all of a sudden, [Barr’s] a Trump guy, he’s an insider, he’s part of the cover-up,” Henry mocked.