ABC News / YouTube Trump Assassination Attempt Thwarted...
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FOX News has begun to resemble Alex Jones’ InfoWars in their breathless conspiracy peddling. 

Fox contributor floats conspiracy theory that the FBI might have planned to assassinate Donald Trump

HARRIS FAULKNER: — what else do you want to know?

KEVIN JACKSON: Well, I think they’re going to say, is it — what was his intent, right? Because that’s exactly what FBI Director, former FBI Director [James] Comey said when he was letting Hillary Clinton off the hook. And his intent, regardless of whether it was an assassination attempt or whatever, it was definitely something —

HARRIS FAULKNER: Whoa, whoa.

KEVIN JACKSON: Well, I’m just saying, we don’t know what it was. When you say, “we’ve got to make sure that this guy doesn’t get in at all cost,” what does that mean? So I’m saying there’s a spectrum of what does it mean, but one thing that we know for sure, is that he was plotting in an election against a candidate, and there’s FBI fingerprints all over this.

KEVIN HARRIS FAULKNER: All right, because I know how things get clipped on social media, I just want to make sure that we press in on the fact that no one has floated any sort of an idea that it was 

KEVIN JACKSON: Oh, it’s been floated. When I talk about this, I’m talking about social media stuff and, you know, that’s out there, I’m not talking about media sources.

SANDRA SMITH (CO-HOST): Nothing credible.

JACKSON: Well, I mean yeah.

This is incredibility incendiary speculation to be sharing with a national audience. FOX News has a pattern of spreading falsehoods but this is irresponsible, and shocking to see in anything but an authoritarian state controlled media. 

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1 COMMENT

  1. I really miss the “old days” of the CIA et al; seriously. But, continuing in the pattern of this article, the FBI “may have” planned to take a shit on his gold carpet, too. Or they “may have” decided to avail themselves of his refrigerator! And they “may have” caught him masturbating on his porcelain throne, too! This could go on for a long, long time!
    See where I’m going with this? “may have”?

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