Fox News host Steve Hilton ignited a firebomb on the air after he accused his co-host of being part of the cover-up of alleged corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden.
The host of “The Next Revolution” locked horns with Marie Harf, a staffer for former Secretary of State John Kerry during the second Obama administration, as he joined the panel on “Outnumbered” on Monday in a discussion about impeachment and the “Deep State.”
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“Let’s use their term, okay? Let’s use their term, which is ‘resistance.’ Let’s remember that about a year ago, someone wrote an anonymous op-ed saying there is an organized resistance within the bureaucracy to President Trump,” Hilton said.
“That person, on top of all these transcripts, their book is coming out in a couple of weeks. These people in the bureaucracy hate President Trump, they can’t believe he’s the president, they’ve been working against him from day one,” he continued.
“You combine that with the Democrats trying to overturn the election from day one and that’s what you have now. That’s why we shouldn’t take it seriously,” the Fox News host said as he turned the focus to Biden.
“And further, these people inside the bureaucracy, the other thing they are doing is protecting Joe Biden, because the only real corruption allegation here is against Joe Biden,” Hilton contended, referring to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
“He was in charge of Ukraine policy, he supervised billions of dollars of aid that went from the U.S. taxpayer to Ukraine. Much of that went to Burisma, a gas company that was paying his son. How much money did Joe Biden channel to his son’s business? That’s the corruption allegation. No one wants to explore that. These people are protecting against that,” Hilton argued.
He went to note Kerry’s role in allegedly “channeling money to Ukraine” as he served in the State Department.
“There’s a further element of corruption that needs to be looked into, and again something that Ukraine should investigate, which is John Kerry’s corruption. He was Secretary of State at the time. He was also involved in channeling money to Ukraine,” Hilton explained. “His former chief of staff was hired by Burisma. Soon after Hunter Biden went on the board, they hired John Kerry’s former chief of staff — while he was Secretary of State — paid him money from Burisma. Could have come from the U.S. taxpayer. That money is circled back to Democratic senators who then write to the administration calling for more money to be sent to Burisma. All of that needs to be investigated.”
“There was no evidence that anything you … I worked at the State Department then,” Harf interjected.
“So you’re covering up the corruption, too. You defend it,” Hilton shot back at Kerry’s former strategic communications adviser.
“Are you kidding me? I am on this couch with you talking about news. Please don’t accuse me of covering something up,” Harf exclaimed.
“You are!” Hilton countered. “Because you’re saying there’s no evidence. I’ve just given you the evidence.”
“I was there, and there’s no evidence,” Harf fired back.
“But the money went from the U.S. taxpayer to Burisma,” Hilton argued.
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner threw water on the fire as she interjected to announce live coverage of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff talking on Capitol Hill.
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