President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his praise for Fox News Channel's Friday report about the election "scheme" against his campaign.
In a post on his personal Twitter account, the president described it as "amazing reporting."
On "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, hosts discussed how the bombshell report had been "little reported on" by any outlet other than Fox.
Co-host Steve Doocy called in "interesting" that the mainstream media largely ignored the "Trump surveillance scandal."
"Goose eggs," said Fox News correspondent Abby Huntsman. "Every single one of them."
"The Russia connection, CNN mentioned it in at least 23 segments; MSNBC mentioned it in 10 segments; CBS about two minutes; five on NBC and three minutes on ABC," said Doocy.
"[There is] no evidence of the connection between Russia and Trump."
According to Friday's reporting by Fox News' Adam Housley, numerous private citizens connected with President Donald Trump's campaign team had been "unmasked" in intelligence information swept up in "incidental collection."
The report indicated that the names had been exposed by a person not in the FBI, but someone "very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world," a source told Fox News.
A congressional source also told Fox that Nunes knows who exposed the names, and that the main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. election.
On Monday, Doocy said that the key is from people who have "seen this stuff" and have determined there is "absolutely no connection to Russia," but that is how the "Democrats are playing it."
"I asked [Fox News'] Ed Henry why when they are mainstream media considered journalists, right?" said Huntsman, a co-anchor on "Fox & Friends Sunday" program.
"They are supposed to reports both sides of any story. Why have we seen zero coverage on this Adam Housley report?"
He said, "Well, it's simple, it doesn't fit their narrative."
The committee's top Democrat, California Rep. Adam Schiff, was asked about the documents during a Sunday interview, but said he can't talk about the contents of any documents, or "whether anything was masked or unmasked improperly. What's at stake here is a foreign intervention in our elections."
According to Housley's report, "Obama west wing officials ordered unmasking months before the convention," said Doocy. "It had nothing to do with Russia, which is curious. Zero evidence that any of the Trump folks colluded with the Russians.
"What at its core this was surveillance for apparently political reasons and not security reasons, and that flies in the face of the all the national security protocol."
"You just have to look at the big picture," another of the show's anchors, Brian Kilmeade said. "In the big picture, we watched that Russia had no presence in the Middle East except for a report outside Syria. Because we did nothing for the longest time, they were able to fly into Syria, combine with [Bashar al-] Assad in Iran and Hezbollah and put Assad in power.
"Wipe out the rebels we were supporting . . . you go ahead and make this clear that you are clear about links taking place between Russia taking place in our election which you knew about in the summer and didn't care about in December after they lost."
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