On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rightly suggested that President Donald Trump was engaged in a “cover-up” regarding his refusal to allow for congressional oversight of the executive branch, which is specifically called for in the Constitution.
Later in the afternoon, on the Fox News program “Outnumbered,” one of the co-hosts said that covering up crimes isn’t illegal.
Yes, he really said that.
Chris Stirewalt commented:
“That meeting was never going to be any good, there was never going to be anything that ever came out of that. The use of the phrase ‘cover-up,’ remember when the attorney general talked about spying and everybody freaked out? Okay, you want me to say surveillance. You say potato, I say po-tah-toe.”
But co-host Harris Faulkner was having none of it, telling Stirewalt:
“There’s never a legal cover-up.”
Instead of admitting he was wrong, Stirewalt doubled down:
“There’s all kinds of ways legally that you can conceal your activities from other people seeing them.”
Clearly, Chris Stirewalt did not go to law school and has no clue what is legal and illegal.
Another of the co-hosts, Katie Pavlich, then suggested that the Democrats were to blame for the fix Trump is in:
“They’re acting like engaging in an impeachment-like behavior without going forward with it because they know politically it’s not a good 2020 move for them. They’re trying to appease their far-left base. When it comes to the cover-up, they’re moving the goal posts in terms of the narrative here, and it’s, well, you know the cover-up is worse than the crime, even though there was no crime that was committed according to the Mueller report.”
Trump is accused of numerous crimes, including refusing to comply with subpoenas, obstruction of justice, and others that may come to light in due time.
Only in the upside-down world of Fox News can you claim covering up illegal actions is no big deal. It’s no wonder their viewers are so clueless.