News and Commentary

WATCH: Fox News’ Bill Hemmer Politely Dismantles False Claims From DNC Comms Director Xochitl Hinojosa

   DailyWire.com
Xochitl Hinojosa
Screenshot: Fox News

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer dismantled false claims made by DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa on Wednesday in response to the bombshell revelation that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, then-vice president, was caught up in the Obama administration’s “unmasking” scandal.

“Why would Joe Biden want to know about Michael Flynn back then?” Hemmer asked Hinojosa.

“First of all, this is a distraction. All you are having Republicans do right now is distract from the fact that they continue to politicize the Justice Department,” Hinojosa replied. “Also, unmasking, and something like unmasking is just something that you are looking to see more intelligence. It is nothing that is scandalous in any way.”

“Frankly, this is going to backfire on Republicans because it just showed how serious Flynn was and his conversations with the Russians,” Hinojosa continued. “So Republicans can try to use this to play political football. But in reality, this will backfire with them.”

“Is that a crime to talk to other countries during that period?” Hemmer pressed. “Is that against the law?”

“Whenever you are trying to interfere in an election, or in any way, um, trying to go against the United States, I think that is something that is,” Hinojosa claimed. “And so I think that right now when it comes to Flynn and the Department of Justice politicizing things, this is just time and time again you continue to see this Justice Department politicize issues in order to help Donald Trump.”

Hinojosa’s claim that this had something to do with “trying to interfere in an election” is blatantly false; Flynn’s contacts with the Russian ambassador happened after the election took place. Attorney General William Barr even noted that there was nothing improper in any of Flynn’s phone calls and that his behavior was typical for a high-level official in an incoming administration.

Hinojosa also ignored the fact that someone who unmasked Flynn leaked his name to the media, which is a crime.

“The answer there is the suggestion of collusion,” Hemmer pressed. “There’s been no proof of that. Where’s yours?”

Hinojosa deflected because she could not answer the question because there was no collusion, which is evidenced by the special counsel Robert Mueller’s exhaustive two-year investigation into the claim and recently released transcripts from House Intelligence Committee hearings that showed that top Obama officials had no proof of collusion — and which also proved that Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) repeatedly lied to the American people.

The back and forth between Hemmer and Hinojosa continued for an additional couple of minutes, with Hemmer repeatedly asking Hinojosa in a polite way to back up her statements and to explain the actions of Biden, to which she was unable to offer a substantive response.

WATCH:

The Daily Wire, headed by bestselling author and popular podcast host Ben Shapiro, is a leading provider of conservative news, cutting through the mainstream media’s rhetoric to provide readers the most important, relevant, and engaging stories of the day. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.  

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  WATCH: Fox News’ Bill Hemmer Politely Dismantles False Claims From DNC Comms Director Xochitl Hinojosa