Fox News host Steve Hilton on Monday accused of list of people and entities, including CNN and MSNBC, of being the "real agents" of Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Hilton, a former director of strategy for ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron, made the comments on Fox News while speaking about General William Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE s investigation.
Hilton seized on an aspect of the summary in which Barr wrote that Mueller's investigation found that Russian-affiliated individuals offered to assist Trump's 2016 campaign.
"They tried to collude with the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign said no," Hilton, the host of Fox News's "The Next Revolution," said. "But I have you been an agent of Putin, an agent of Russia in his effort to divide America and to destabilize our democracy – it's all these people who have been pushing this story."
"They" re the ones who have been dividing America, "Hilton continued before naming CIA Director John Brennan John Owen Brennan The wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report Ex-CIA director blasts Trump about" temper tantrums Ex-CIA director: Trump will pardon Manafort MORE former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper James Robert ClapperThe wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that needs to follow Mueller's report Demo rips Clapper: He's need to stop making excuses for the American people 'Hillicon Valley: Senators urge Trump to bar Huawei products from electric grid | Ex-security officials condoms Trump emergency declaration | New malicious cyber tool found Facebook faces questions on treatment of moderators MORE Rep. Adam Schiff Adam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Sanders: 'No discussion' of pardoning former Trump aides White House exults on Mueller victory lap MORE (D -Calif.), Rep Eric Swalwell Eric Michael SwalwellTrump campaign slams Dems for 'collusion hoax' Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have us who she lied for' in Trump admin MORE (D-Calif.), MSNBC and CNN.
"They're the real agents of Putin," he said.
Barr said in a four-page summary released Sunday that the special counseling investigation did not cover the Trump campaign with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
Barr said in the letter that Mueller did not Take a definitive stance on whether Trump obstructed justice. However, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided they would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target pence : Rocket attack 'Proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE .
Trump celebrated the findings on Sunday, telling reporters that Barr's summary represented a "complete and total exoneration." 19659022] "This was an illegal takedown that failed, and hopefully somebody's going to be looking at the other side," the president added. "So it 's complete exoneration. No collusion, no obstruction".
The Trump campaign on Monday sent to television producers asking them to challenge Democratic lawmakers' past statements on collusion. Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for Trump's campaign, points to several statements people such as Schiff and Brennan made with regard to collusion.
"If these guests do, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place," Murtaugh wrote.