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Last year Fox News Dagen McDowell unleashed the Kraken on fellow Fox host Juan Williams. But this year, she just had the Kraken released on her.

After Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo interviewed President Donald Trump via phone this Thursday morning, the FBN host turned to McDowell for her “reaction,” and it turned out that her reaction was nearly 100 percent critical.

“President Trump didn’t follow what The Wall Street Journal was saying in terms of staying on policy, and I’m not sure it helped his campaign to talk about Hillary Clinton’s emails and going back down that rabbit hole like it was four years ago,” she said.

“So again, it was kind of all over the place, and it didn’t really focus on the very issues of what the American people want to hear. Some of it did, but some of it clearly did not.”

Listen to the full discussion below, via Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria“:

She referenced an op-ed from The Wall Street Journal published Thursday morning in which the paper’s editorial board had said the president “has to make the election about the policy contrasts to have any chance of victory.”

Bartiromo strongly disagreed with her assessment.

I have to disagree. I don’t think it’s a rabbit hole because Hillary Clinton continues to get away with so much!” she said in defense of the president.

She did discard 30,000 e-mails, she did have an idea to tie Trump to Russia, and it stirred an incredible scandal for two-and-a-half years that we went through, this exercise of questioning whether or not he colluded with Russia.”

Fact-check: TRUE.

“He did talk about policy, though. He talked about tax cuts, regulations, what he’s going to do in terms of manufacturing, job creation,” Bartiromo added.

Unconvinced, McDowell reiterated her original claims.

“He swamped his own message by talking about all the other stuff. We found out nearly 11 million people are still collecting state unemployment benefits. It’s about COVID, it’s about the economy, it’s about policy, it’s about the core,” she said.

They’re collecting state unemployment benefits because of the rash decision by mostly Democrat governors to lock their states down amid the coronavirus pandemic. In other words, they are in this situation because they were denied their civil liberties.

And speaking of civil liberties …

It’s also about our liberties, and in my view, there is nothing more important than our liberties and our constitutional rights. For the government in power to create a story that their political enemy colluded and committed treason is a big deal, and I’m not going to play that down because there’s nothing more important than our liberties,” Bartiromo said, responding to McDowell.

Yes, COVID is important, and this getting our arms around it, getting the economy open again is important. But if you have one political power in power, and they are able to create stories about your political enemy and weaponize the intelligence agencies of the greatest country in the world, you are not the greatest country in the world. It is a lie if that actually can take place, and that did take place!

Yes it did.

During the interview that preceded this heated discussion, the president bluntly asked why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t been indicted yet.

“Why isn’t Hillary Clinton being indicted for terminating 33,000 emails that she got from Congress? Congress made a request to see them,” he said.

“Everybody else I know gets indicted when they don’t give that. She destroyed 33,000 emails. Forget about the fact that they were classified. Maybe [current Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo finally finds them.”

Listen:

The interview came two days after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified documents showing that in 2016, then-President Barack Hussein Obama had been briefed about a plot by Clinton to sully Trump’s name by linking him to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”

The documents were notes written by then-CIA Director John Brennan.

Ratcliffe had first broached this subject in a memo released in late September.

That memo said Brennan “briefed Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the ‘alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.’”

Two months later, intelligence officials forwarded an “investigative referral” to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok concerning “Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”

As of October 2020, Clinton has yet to be held accountable for this — let alone for anything, anything at all.

Vivek Saxena

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