During the Friday broadcast of his show “Shepard Smith Reporting,” host Shepard Smith ripped into the president's family for spouting “lie after lie after lie” regarding the story about Donald Trump Jr. and his brother-in-law Jared Kushner meeting with a Russian attorney.
If the Russian meeting was a “nothing burger,” Smith asked, “Why all these lies?”
“The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling,” Smith told fellow Fox News host Chris Wallace. Smith was reacting to breaking news, at the time, that Trump Jr.'s attorney confirmed an eighth person attended his client's meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Skeptics would soon realize, Smith suggested, that the media was accurate in its noting that the Trump administration lies. Read Smith's comments below:
"Jared Kushner filled out his form — I think it's an F-86 — saying who he had met with and what he had done. Very important stuff. You can go to prison for messing it up, you know, intentionally. He went back and added 100 names and places. None of these people made it ...
We're still not clean on this, Chris! If there's nothing there — and that's what they tell us — they tell us there's nothing to this and nothing came of it, there's a nothing burger, it wasn't even memorable, didn't write it down, didn't tell you about it because it wasn't anything so I didn't even remember it with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump tower. If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you clean, come on clean, you know? My grandmother used to say ... 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.'
The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling and there are still people out there who believe we're making it up and one day, they're going to realize we're not, and look around and go, 'Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?'"
Wallace noted that no evidence had surfaced showing that a crime had been committed.
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