Steve Doocy: Dems Want to Review Trump’s Calls Because Transcripts are Stored on ‘Super Secret Gizmo Computer’


While differentiating between the regular White House phone record cache and the extra confidential system where President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president was stored, Fox News host Steve Doocy coined a new term: “Super secret gizmo computer.”

In one of the more notable details that came out in the whistleblower complaint last week filed over a July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump pushed for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, it was revealed that White House officials were “directed” to “lock down” the call’s transcript in “a separate electronic system that is otherwise used to store and handle classified information of an especially sensitive nature.”

During a Monday discussion on Democrats demanding access to these extensively concealed calls, Doocy noted on Fox & Friends that the Ukraine call “was stored in a super-secret separate computer. And that’s where they put the Putin conversation, which was a couple of days later, and I believe Saudi Arabian leader’s conversation as well.”

“So that’s why Democrats now want to look at those conversations because it was all placed in that place, in that super-secret gizmo computer,” added Doocy, before noting the White House was “trying to keep everybody’s eyes away from it.”

His co-host, Ainsley Earhardt, slightly corrected Doocy, describing the confidential storage system as “a repository.”

Brian Kilmeade, the show’s third host, then chimed in to say the White House has to tell Democrats “no,” adding, “You could say the president did the wrong thing in letting [the Ukraine call], but he wants to be transparent … Think about the rest of the world. The Saudi Arabian king is maybe talking freely with the president of the United States, as in Vladimir Putin — whatever you think of him, and probably not great things if you are like most Americans — You think you have the secure conversation.”

“That opens up a whole can of worms,” said Earhardt. “They will not do that, they can’t do that — Adam Schiff now wants to hear every conversation the president’s had with world leaders.”

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