During Tuesday’s transmission of ABC’s famed daytime show, “The View,” two liberal co-hosts criticized the validity of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, claiming the topic was “fake news.”
Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg decried that the dispute behind Clinton’s email server could be called “fake news” purposely cooked up by the Russians.
Talking about the Russian investigation probe as a whole, the women discussed the allegations stemming from anonymous sources that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was known to be in constant communication with Moscow prior to the 2016 election.
Jedidiah Bila, the conservative hsot of the show, gave the story no credibility; however, the liberal panelists said that they believed the story about Kushner and his association with the Russians to be true.
Goldberg then accused Bila of supporting “fake news,” and brought up Clinton’s emails.
“You believed that there were … e-mails, you believed the e-mail thing,” Goldberg accused Bila.
Bila responded, “Only what was found.”
“I’m sorry?” Goldberg asked, defending Clinton. “No, not just what we found. You know, I never want to point fingers but I will say that a lot of people occasionally said it at this very table, you know, her e-mails, she’s been dishonest.”
Bila then reminded Goldberg that the investigation into Clinton’s email server was not fake news. “That was proven, Whoopi. That was proven.”
Goldberg then reiterated her theory that Clinton’s email scandal was fake, and Behar joined in agreement.
“It was fake,” the two added on separate occasions.
“Fake news,” Behar added.
Later during the show, Behar deliberated why James Comey, the former FBI Director, didn’t acknowledge that Clinton’s emails were “fake news” cooked by the Russians to try and sabotage the 2016 election.
“Let me ask you something,” Behar said. “According to what I’ve been reading, Comey finds out at that time that this is fake news that the Russians basically planted. And yet he doesn’t … when he announces there’s some issue with Hillary’s e-mail he doesn’t tell the American people what he knows which is this is fake news. Why doesn’t he say that at that time?”
Bila responded, “I don’t know but what that proves to me … I don’t know but isn’t that proof that anything can be fake? Any of this can be fake.”