In a segment where it almost seemed like they knew Donald Trump would be watching, the folks over at Fox & Friends reassured their faithful viewers that just because someone is indicted, it doesn’t mean they’re guilty.
Just before the news broke this Monday that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump campaign official Rick Gates were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the hosts shifted the topic of discussion to the already-debunked Clinton-Uranium One story.
“It makes you wonder about the credibility of the whole thing,” host Brian Kilmeade said regarding the then-impending indictment, adding that if Manafort is charged, it would probably be related to “something that happened before he even joined the Trump administration.”
That’s when co-host Steve Doocy chimed in:
“[GOP Senator] Susan Collins said there’s no evidence of collusion,” Doocy said. “That’s important, but there are a couple of stories out there that Paul Manafort apparently back in 2012 apparently he had some money infusions from overseas to the tune of $3 million.”
All in all, Kilmeade wanted to remind everyone not to worry.
“Just keep in mind this,” Kilmeade said. “Just because they indict you, it doesn’t mean you are guilty. So if it is Paul Manafort, then they get to fight back. Mount a defense and find out what they have and go to trial and see where it goes from there.”
“That’s just their opinion about what they’ve acquired so far,” he added.
Watch the video below, via The Daily Beast:
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