Reacting to Attorney General Willam Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that concludes members of President Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Russian government, Fox News host Steve Hilton took aim at Fox News’ rival networks, claiming they are the “real agents” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Appearing on America’s Newsroom Monday morning, Hilton—a one-time adviser to former British Prime Minister David Cameron who now hosts a weekly Fox News program—was asked to give his thoughts on the results of the nearly two-year Mueller investigation.
The conservative commentator stated that we now know the scope of Russia’s effort to “destabilize our democracy and divide America.” At the same time, per Hilton, Barr’s letter reveals that not only was there no collusion but that the Trump campaign resisted several attempts by the Russian government to assist Trump during the election.
The Next Revolution host, however, had a list of names on hand who he believes had done Putin’s bidding.
“I tell you who did end up being an agent of Putin, an agent of Russia in his effort to divide America and to destabilize our democracy, it is all these people who have been pushing this story,” he declared.
“They’re the ones who have been dividing America,” Hilton continued. “[Former CIA Director John] Brennan and [Former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper and Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell and MSNBC and CNN. They’re the real agents of Putin.”
This isn’t the first time that Hilton has leveled this charge against the media. During a Sunday night monologue hours after Barr’s summary was publicly released, the Fox host namechecked MSNBC personalities Lawrence O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and Chuck Todd, along with former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“You are the real agents of Putin because it was you and all your establishment cronies who helped Putin achieve his goal of dividing and destabilizing this country,” he exclaimed Sunday. “And for what? For politics. All because you couldn't accept that a disruptive outsider who challenged the establishment consensus was actually elected president.”