Hume: Controversy over Trump Russia comments ‘histrionic and hysterical’

Brit Hume told "Special Report with Bret Baier" viewers Wednesday that the reaction to Donald Trump's comments today were "a little histrionic and hysterical."

I a press conference, Trump appeared to appeal to Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. The Trump campaign ad surrogates are now on the defense, trying to explain away the candidate's remarks as a joke. Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign says this has become a matter of national security.

Hume thinks Trump was not being serious in asking Russia to hack Clinton's server.

"...[He] was really just trying to stick it to Hillary Clinton for having so sloppily handled classified information, that is possible that her server was being subject to being hacked by the Russians and who knows who else," said Hume.

Charles Hurt on Democratic Convention Chaos: ‘An astonishing development to think, that a document dump like this could have the impact that it's had on this coronation

Washington Times columnist, Charles Hurt said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the Wikileaks document dump of the DNC e-mails had a big impact on the DNC convention. "It's an astonishing development to think, that a document dump like this could have the impact that it's had on this coronation back here." He added that despite Hillary Clinton coming so close to the nomination she has had to overcome so many obstacles to secure the nomination. "I think it's hard to overstate how galling for Hillary Clinton to be here after 8 years ago coming this close to getting the nomination and then to have to fight tooth and nail through day one, day two and to have the kind of protests that she's endured, Nancy Pelosi got booed this morning at a California delegation event, Bernie Sanders can't even get thru a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton without getting booed." Hurt concluded "it's very, very tough for Hillary Clinton I think."

Krauthammer: Start of GOP convention is “rocky”

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on Special Report that the start of the GOP Convention in Cleveland can best be described as "rocky."

"It reflects the division in he party, far more than any convection we can remember," Krauthammer added. "It's usually a television show. Everything is scripted. It's not because there is a large segment that is anti-Trump.

Trump will make his first appearance at the convention this evening when he introduces his wife Melania, who will give a speech to the crowd Trump's children will speak during other evenings this week.

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Krauthammer: Comey made decision not to prosecute Clinton

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that FBI director James Comey made a decision not to prosecute democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, because he “didn't want to be remembered as the guy who changed the course of American political history.” James Comey defended Clinton email probe in a heated Hill hearing today.  FBI director said he could not prove that Clinton’s mishandling of her email was intentional.
 
Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor is not buying James Comey’s explanation. He thinks Hillary Clinton committed a felony and whether or not she had a criminal intent is irrelevant. In Krauthammer’s opinion, FBI decision not to persecute Hillary Clinton was politically motivated. Charles Krauthammer believes that had Comey decided to indict Hillary Clinton, “she would have been out of the race.”
 

Charlese Krauthammer compared FBI director’s handling of Clinton email investigation to Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision not to overrule Obamacare.  “He [Roberts] didn't want to intrude into American history, overturning legislation so momentous,” said Krauthammer.  Charles Krauthammer is convinced that Comey’s motivation was similar. In Krauthammer’s opinion, FBI director “was looking for a way to avoid indicting” the democratic presidential nominee. 

Hillary Clinton Denies Sending Classified Emails

 

"I will reiterate because it's a fact--nothing I sent or received was marked classified." Hillary Clinton during our town hall a few months ago in Detroit, MI.

 

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Krauthammer: Clinton & Lynch should have known meeting was a mistake

Fox News Contributor and Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lorreta Lynch should have known their unplanned meeting Monday at Phoenix’s airport was a mistake.

“I mean how do you bump into somebody, their private plane, if you’re starting from outside the plane,” Krauthammer said on Special Report.

Lynch told the press earlier this week there were no discussion of any cases, including the current government investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email practices. She added the conversation between her and President Clinton was social in nature and focused mostly on each other’s grandchildren and the former president’s travels.

Krauthammer said he would take the attorney general by her word but wondered what the rest of the conversation was about.

He called it a “silly self-inflicted wound” and “not a big deal,” but added “in the context of a Clinton campaign that is just riddled with lies, cover ups, prevarications, all kinds of excuses that are really hard to believe” it won’t help Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness numbers.

Krauthammer on both presidential candidates abandoning free trade: ‘That will change the whole international landscape’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, as both presumptive presidential nominees – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – have expressed concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals more generally, our allies have a lot to lose come 2017.

“If the Republicans are now abandoning free trade, for the first time ever in our memory, we're having a presidential campaign where neither side is for free trade,” Krauthammer said, adding, “Which I think bodes really badly for our allies abroad, the Australians, the Canadians, the Mexicans.”

Krauthammer went on to describe how a more narrow trade policy could impact allies like our neighbors to the south.

“Imagine the Mexicans looking at the cancellation of NAFTA, what effect it would have on them,” he said, concluding, “[Our allies] always assumed the United States would be the one country that would rise above the most narrow, economic nationalism, and save the idea of free trade. That's not going to be true come January 2017. And that will change the whole international landscape.”

Carlson: Clinton attacks on Trump economic policies are ‘ludicrous’

Tucker Carlson told “Special Report with Bret Baier” viewers Tuesday that it’s “ludicrous” for Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump’s economic plans.

“It’s always amazing to watch liberals lecture anyone else on debt,” said Carlson.

Clinton delivered a speech Tuesday with the singular goal of attacking the GOP frontrunner’s economic policies. Her venue was Columbus, OH, where a Quinnipiac University poll recently found Clinton and Trump in a dead heat at 40 percent each in the battleground state.

Carlson continued explaining the irony of Clinton’s claims.

“The boldest part of this address today was her claim that Trump is somehow a handmaiden to the rich,” said Carlson. “This is someone who’s running to continue Barack Obama’s economic policies…” 

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