- Fox News host Peter Doocy wondered aloud why Trump was keeping “all that stuff secret at Mar-a-Lago.”
- Doocy said he couldn’t recall a president “carrying” so many files during his tenure.
- He also questioned why Trump didn’t just hand over the documents, given their classified nature.
‘Fox & Friends’ host Steve Doocy is the latest media ally of former President Donald Trump to call him out during the The FBI search for Mar-a-Lago.
During The Wednesday episode of the show, Doocy asked South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, another Trump ally, about her views on the Mar-a-Lago raid — but not before wondering aloud why Trump hadn’t postponed. the documents to the government and took them to Florida instead. home.
“Well, ultimately it comes down to – why did he have all this secret stuff at Mar-a-Lago?” Doocy asked.
He referred to Trump’s assertion about declassify records by standing order and pointed out that this defense did not hold up because the supposed decision was also “news for the agencies to which these documents belong”.
“He apparently had three classified documents in his office,” Doocy said, referring to the DOJ court filing on the raid.
Doocy also mentioned a photo published by the DOJ of the Top secret documents found at Mar-a-Lago.
“It shows five yellow folders marked ‘top secret’ and one with that says ‘secret SCI,’ which stands for ‘compartmentalized sensitive information,'” Doocy said. “These are the biggest secrets in the world.”
Noem tried to defend Trump, calling for more transparency in the DOJ investigation. However, Doocy sidestepped his argument and said, “I don’t think a president has ever taken so many documents home after leaving the presidency.”
Doocy is just one of many members of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire who appear to have shifted their stance on supporting Trump in recent weeks. Last month, Eric Shawn, Fox News host asked aloud during a live broadcast whether Trump might have tried to “sell or share” classified information with Russia or Saudi Arabia.
In July, Trump also expressed his dissatisfaction with “Fox & Friends”, a talk show he was known to make almost weekly calls with during his presidency. In a Social publishing of the truthhe called the talk show “terrible” and said he had “gone to the dark side” after Doocy queried his poll numbers.
These rumbles from Fox News hosts can report a change in Murdoch’s Empire Attitude towards Trump. This week, for his part, the former president raged at the Murdoch-owned New York Post over an opinion piece he published titled “Republicans are lucky to have Mitch McConnell: Trump’s rebuke is beyond ridiculous.”
The post office also denounced Trump in an op-ed in July, calling him “unworthy to be the chief executive of this country again.” Additionally, the Wall Street Journal – another Murdoch-owned publication – called Trump “The president who stopped on January 6″ while praising former Vice President Mike Pence.
Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating whether Trump violated three federal laws, including the Espionage Act, keeping classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. The agency deleted 11 sets of classified documents – some of which were marked top secret and concerned nuclear weaponsaccording to the Washington Post — property during the execution of a search warrant on August 8.