Shepard Smith Fed Up With Hillary Comparisons to Flynn: Seriously?! That Investigation is Over


Fox News anchor Shepard Smith smacked down a comparison of the investigation into President Donald Trump‘s campaign with the one into Hillary Clinton‘s emails in an eyebrow raising segment Friday.

On Friday the special counsel released documents rebutting claims from Michael Flynn‘s lawyers that they entrapped the former Trump official, writing: “A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33 year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents.”

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge noted Friday that some critics of Mueller have argued Flynn was treated worse than Hillary Clinton, a comment that drew an eyeroll from Smith.

“Seriously?” Smith asked.

“Yeah, that’s what [critics] point to,” Herridge said.

“Well, let them point,” Smith continued. “I mean Hillary Clinton, seriously?”

“The point with –” Herridge said.

Smith interjected: “The point with that was that investigation is over, and we’re onto a new one.”

The Fox News anchor went on to read out the documents newly released by the special counsel which detail the extent of Flynn’s lies about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 transition.

Smith explained: “So the U.S. places sanctions on Russia, Michael Flynn calls Russia. Michael Flynn lies about calling Russia and tells others to lie for him about calling Russia. That is more Russia lies.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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