On Monday, the FBI announced it has been investigating ties between the Trump administration and the Russian government.

Head of the FBI, James Comey appeared before the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives.

During his appearance he confirmed, for the first time publicly, the existence of a federal investigation into the Trump administration.

Undeclared ties between members of the Trump's staff and members of the Russian government has mired the administration in rumour.

This escalated when the President's first National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned in January, having failed to declare meetings he'd held with the Russian ambassador to the US during the transition period.

The US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also been caught in controversy, having denied meetings with the ambassador which did indeed take place.

It is illegal for civilians to negotiate on behalf of the US government, and between election day (8 November 2016) and inauguration day (20 January 2017) both Sessions and Flynn were civilians.

In addition to the revelation that the FBI is looking into this, the House Intelligence Committee also announced that there was no 'wiretap on Trump Tower', refuting claims made by President Trump that his predecessor had him under surveillance.

This assertion was further back up by Comey during his appearance before the committee.

He said:

With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets.

And we have looked carefully inside the FBI.

The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components: the department has no information that supports those tweets.

This legal, conspiratorial, and administrative cluster is difficult enough for any news organisation to get a hold of.

But not Fox and Friends.

The magazine style news program - the Twitter account for which is one of the few followed by the President of the United States - chose to handle this breaking news:

News you can't use. Do U.S families want to hear Russia reports?

The banner was spotted by Brian Stelter, a senior media correspondent for competitor network CNN.

Fox and Friend's rhetorical question has two responses:


Yes, of course 'families' want to hear about whether or not a foreign power made a mockery of an election.

Of course they want to hear that the highest law enforcement in the land is investigating a possible crime.

Of course they want to hear if the President has been breaking the law.

Of course they want to hear if his aides have been holding secret meetings with a foreign government.

Alternatively, No.

No, because American 'families' don't want to hear about any of those things.

Essentially they should listen to Fox and Friends when it says to pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain.

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