Fox’s Neil Cavuto Confronts Gregg Jarrett on His Pro-Trump Positions: ‘Do You Fault the President for Anything?’

Gregg Jarrett, a fixture on Fox News opinion programming, made a rare appearance Wednesday on one of the network’s news side shows, and was confronted about being an apologist, more or less, for President Donald Trump.

Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Jarrett — promoting his latest book titled Witch Hunt — was grilled about his position that the president bears no culpability in the Russia and Ukraine probes.

Cavuto began by grilling Jarrett for his criticism of the media.

“A lot of it you blame just on the media in general,” Cavuto said. “You say ‘therein lies a serious problem, journalists or hosts who are not schooled in the law felt no reticence in drawing conclusions on air about criminal conduct without having the requisite education for efficiency or experience in the law.’ In other words, they just shot from the hip. They were lazy.”

“Yeah,” Jarrett said. “The facts, the evidence, and the law is available to them. But none of them wanted to bother. Because they were driven by two things, hatred and bias. Hatred of the president, and a liberal bias that I think influences the way they pick stories and the way that they tell those very stories.”

But Cavuto pressed Jarrett on Trump’s role.

“Now the president would call that fake news,” Cavuto said. “But he’s gone back-and-forth on that.”

He added, “Do you say that the president doesn’t sometimes confuse people? He says something and then says something else?”

Jarrett cited a chapter in his book where he documented what he calls “media malpractice.”

“I get that,” Cavuto replied. And you well-researched that and documented with great detail, and it is impressive. But do you fault the president for anything?”

Jarrett chuckled.

“Well, the president, I suppose, bears blame — as he will tell you — for appointing Jeff Sessions,” Jarrett said.

Then came this exchange:

Cavuto: I know you’re a great lawyer, Gregg. But does it not just look weird to you that he just survived the whole Mueller investigation and accusations that he was working with the Russians to fix the election which was proven untrue. But once again. he talks to a leader of a sovereign nation in another U.S. Election.

Jarrett: We spent two-and-a-half years looking into Russian meddling. As I explain in the book, there was actually Ukrainian collusion involving the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.

Cavuto: Mothing in the phone call, nothing in the transcript of the phone call would dissuade you to view that, at the very least, it was improper?

Jarrett: No, it’s not improper to ask them to help William Barr in his ongoing official Department of Justice investigation.

Cavuto: About a guy who could challenge you for the presidency?

Jarrett: As to Joe Biden … you’ve got Joe Biden on videotape bragging about a clear quid pro quo —

Cavuto: I’m not denying any of that, doesn’t look bad to you?

Jarrett: It looks bad to Democrats. It doesn’t look bad to me.

Cavuto: Nothing?

Jarrett: Nothing is wrong. The Department of Justice looked at that conversation and said there was no crime. No campaign finance violations.

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Megyn Kelly Shuts Down Tucker Carlson’s Shot at CNN’s Jeff Zucker For Focusing on Impeachment: ‘It’s a Big Story…’

Megyn Kelly returned to Fox News for the first time in three years for a sit-down interview with Tucker Carlson Wednesday night.

At one point during the interview, Carlson tried to get Kelly to join in when he took a shot at President of CNN Jeff Zucker.

Kelly, though, shut him down.

“Two days ago, this report comes out from Project Veritas and CNN and in it, whatever you think of their methods, they have the head of CNN, Jeff Zucker instructing his employees [to report] impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. We are hitting impeachment no matter what, “Carlson opined. “Impeachment is the only story that matters.”

He added: “Sounds more like a political campaign than a news judgment.”

In response, Kelly noted that impeachment is, in fact, big news and defended the CNN head to the Fox News host.

“Impeachment is a big story,” she replied. “If the president of the United States is going to get impeached and possibly bounced out of office, it’s a major, major story. So, I think that’s defensible on the part of Jeff Zucker but I do think the hyperfocus on by most media at the expense of all else is not new.”

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Megyn Kelly Calls on NBC to ‘Release Any and all Matt Lauer Accusers From Their Confidentiality Agreements’

Megyn Kelly called on NBC to release “any and all” Matt Lauer accusers from their confidentiality agreements.

In her first appearance on cable news since she was pushed out of NBC, Kelly spoke to her former Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson about Ronan Farrow’s allegations that NBC shut down his investigation into Harvey Weinstein.

Kelly discussed Farrow’s reporting that Weinstein threatened to expose the allegations against then-NBC star Matt Lauer if the network went forward with the investigation into his own misconduct. She claimed that in her final months at NBC, she reported out Farrow’s claims, speaking with victims of Weinstein and “getting to the bottom of what NBC knew while I was there.”

NBC has denied shutting down Farrow’s Weinstein reporting — calling claims to the contrary a “conspiracy theory” — as well as claims it covered up for Lauer, who was fired in 2017. Farrow also reported that NBC paid out multiple settlements to silence accusers of the former Today show host prior to his firing, which the network denies.

“That’s a legal sleight-of-hand,” Kelly said. “You can get paid out as a sexual harassment victim in something other than a settlement. You can get what’s called ‘enhanced severance.’ That’s the situation where the receptionist is suddenly getting a seven-figure goodbye.”

Kelly argued that NBC needs to disclose its payouts. “The number one thing that needs to happen now is they need to release any and all Matt Lauer accusers from their confidentiality agreements,” she said. “NBC says it has nothing to hide. Great. Let’s not hide anything.”

“Show us all of the agreements, the enhanced severance agreements that were reached or at least the numbers, so we can see which ones pop out and which ones were super high. Are they all women? Do they all have a connection with Matt Lauer? And number two, release the women from their confidentiality obligations.”

Carlson also asked Kelly about MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who lauded Farrow’s reporting on his show — while NBC leadership fights back against it.

“He doesn’t trust the management at NBC News,” Carlson said of Hayes. “Given your experience, do you think he’s in jeopardy of being fired?”

“No comment on that,” Kelly said, before calling for an outside investigation of NBC.

“What Ronan is suggesting is they covered up for one sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein, in order to protect another, Matt Lauer. They deny all of it and NBC has put out several statement saying that Ronan is a conspiracy theorist and this is all nonsense and he’s got an ax to grind. But if that’s true and there’s nothing to hide, then get an outside investigator.”

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Ronan Farrow Calls Out NBC During Interview on Fox News: They ‘Didn’t Behave Journalistically’

Ronan Farrow sat down with Fox News’s Bret Baier to talk about the revelations made in his new book Catch and Kill. During the interview that aired on Fox News on Wednesday night, Farrow called out NBC for not behaving journalistically in their handling of his story, which they declined to publish.

“This was a case where a news organization didn’t behave journalistically,” said, speaking of NBC’s decision not to run the story.”They ordered us to stop.”

At one point in the interview, Baier asked Farrow if he felt “demoralized” when NBC “[closed] your story.”

Ronan started off by pointing out that when NBC passed he took it to The New Yorker, where it quickly became “a significant body of reporting.”

He added: “I owe to the bravery of sources and two incredible editors there. I think that it tells an important story about the circles of mutual protection and power in our business and the media and the need to hold ourselves accountable.”

He then praised Fox News and CBS for holding their own accountable and having the tough conversations.

“That’s true of CBS, where I did reporting on allegations of secret settlements there. It’s true of Fox, your own network, which has done a great job of confronting some of the issues here, including the use of secret settlements, and now there’s a tough conversation happening at NBC” Farrow stressed. “Many of them, including ones with Matt Lauer accusers. The journalists there who are excellent journalists, in many cases, are asking tough questions about why.”

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