The moment a Fox New host realizes Rudy Giuliani is lying to her in the middle of a live broadcast.
Former criminal investigator and criminal defense attorney, Seth Abramson, weighed in on an amazing Monday segment from Fox News program”Outnumbered.”
Abramson linked to a Mediaite article covering the segment, and we have included the original Fox News clip. (The portion discussed by Mediaite and Abramson starts at about the 6-minute mark in the video).
As Mediaite explained: Giuliani called in to the program “to clarify his remarks earlier in the day about the Don Jr. Trump Tower meeting and some kind of second meeting that may or may not have happened, which only invited more questions from the Fox hosts.”
Host Harris Faulkner began the exchange asking Giuliani why he had volunteered that Trump had not attended the second meeting: “What we heard you say today was the president was not at that meeting,” Faulkner said. “That actually takes on a question that has not been asked or even suggested. So why did you say that?”
Giuliani attempted to walk back his claim that there was a second Trump Tower meeting, telling Faulkner: “I am telling you the meeting didn’t take place, never happened, he had to handle it himself.”
Co-host Melissa Francis jumped in at that point, stating: “I don’t think any of that really addresses the question of why you would say he wasn’t at the meeting?… Why are you saying that the president wasn’t at the meeting? I understand those two meetings that you just set out there, but that doesn’t explain why you’re saying he wasn’t there. Who asked if he was there? No when asked if he was there.”
“Two alleged meetings,” Giuliani interjected, adding: “first meeting, a group people, not the president––that group of people says the meeting didn’t take place, only person who has alleged it is Cohen. Second meeting, the President’s office, in walks Donald Trump Jr., says, ‘Let me meet with the Russians,’ never took place, didn’t happen.”
Francis continued pressing the issue, stating: “To say he wasn’t there implies that it happened and he wasn’t there.”
That is where Seth Abramson’s stunning analysis comes into play.
Abramson began, tweeting: “Even FNC hosts now realize Trump was on speakerphone (as I said). They keep asking Giuliani why he even raised the question of whether Trump was physically “at” the June 2016 meeting, as no one alleged it. And you can see in their eyes—literally—they know.”
Next, he tweeted a screenshot of Francis, tweeting: “The face of a news anchor who knows she’s being lied to in real time.”
2/ The face of a news anchor who knows she's being lied to in real time: pic.twitter.com/Bq2Ud0UjLZ
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 30, 2018
Continuing to discuss Fox News, Abramson tweeted:
Seriously, you have to watch this video: her facial expressions and eye movements are like War & Peace and can’t be captured in stills. Focus on the second half of the interview, after Rudy lassoed himself into knots with obvious lies about the now two conspiratorial meetings. What happens at 5:20 in that video is a Fox News host realizing, visibly, “OMG… they did it. They did all of it. Jesus, where are we now? What happens now? OMG.”
Abramson concluded his thread with the following damning statement regarding the relevance of Giuliani’s Monday remarks:
Rudy now concedes Cohen says there were *three* conspiratorial meetings: June 6-7: planning for the Russian meeting June 9 (pre-meeting): checking in with Trump pre-meeting June 9 meeting: the meeting itself All told, the 3 meetings involved 6-8 Trump officials.
UPSHOT: Rudy Giuliani has now taken us, in under 24 hours, from ONE meeting with three Trump officials (Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr.) to THREE meetings with as many as EIGHT Trump officials (Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr., Trump Sr., Cohen, Gates and “two others”).
You can watch the clip, below. The beginning of the segment is relevant, but you can skip to the portion noted above by skipping the 6 minutes.