Fox News host: No Republicans will go on camera to defend Trump

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Bret Baier, host of “Special Report” on Fox News, said Tuesday that there were not “any Republicans willing to go on camera” following the New York Times report that President Trump had asked former FBI Director James Comey to discontinue an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Times alleged that Comey had written a memo in which he claimed that Trump said, “I hope you can let this go,” and “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

In the wake of the report, Fox was challenged to find Republican guests to comment on the issue.

“We’ve tried tonight to get Republicans to come out and talk to us, and there are not Republicans willing to go on camera tonight as of yet, and we’ll see if that changes,” Baier said.

Regular commentator Charles Krauthammer called it “stunning” that Republicans would not defend Trump.  You can watch his commentary by clicking here.

Although the panel segment of “Special Report” usually spans the final 25 minutes of the program, it was featured for the full hour for discussion of the news of the Comey memo.

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