Krauthammer: Mainstream Media and Democrats ‘Sort of Redundant,’ Both ‘Not Interested’ in Rice Story

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The First 100 Days,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued, “The mainstream media, and the Democrats, that’s sort of redundant,” are “not interested” in the Susan Rice unmasking story because they only want to talk about the Trump-Russia story.

Krauthammer said, “The networks have essentially ignored it. I think in the New York Times it appeared on page A16. And the reason is, they’re not interested. The mainstream media, and the Democrats, that’s sort of redundant, are not interested in this line of inquiry. They only want to talk about the collusion story, which is a legitimate story — or allegations. Although, there’s been no evidence to date. They are not interested in this story about the improper use of intelligence, which is equally important. And it’s worth investigating.”

He added that Rice “appears to be totally contradicting herself.” And he didn’t “quite see” how Rice requesting the unmasking of names would serve a national security purpose.

Krauthammer concluded, “[W]e are chasing rabbit holes here. I’m not sure if we’re ever going to find anything of importance on the collusion issue. Yes, of course the Russians intervened, but on collusion, what’s the evidence? And what exactly would it mean for there to have been collusion? And as to the impropriety of the releases, I suspect we will find one or two instances. I suspect also, this is just a guess, since we really don’t know, but the idea of a vast conspiracy is pretty unlikely.”

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