William Barr held one closed door meeting with Fox News that could change everything
Trump supporters have noticed big changes on Fox News’ programming.
As the Democrats press forward with an attempted coup to remove President Trump, many Americans are wondering which side Fox News will come down on.
And William Barr held one closed-door meeting with Fox News that could change everything.
In recent days, Donald Trump’s repeatedly called out Fox News for programming changes that has seen never-Trumpers given prominent air time to smear the President and advocate for his impeachment.
President Trump also claimed Fox News polls were biased against him after a survey came out showing a majority of Americans favored impeaching him.
Against this backdrop, Attorney General William Barr held a closed-door meeting with Newscorp Chairman Rupert Murdoch at Murdoch’s home in New York.
The New York Times reports:
Attorney General William P. Barr met privately Wednesday evening with Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who is one of President Trump’s frequent confidants but whose Fox News is viewed by the president as more hostile toward him than it used to be.
The meeting was held at Mr. Murdoch’s home in New York, according to someone familiar with it. It was unclear if anyone else attended or what was discussed. Aides to both Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Barr declined requests for comment on the meeting.
The visit took place as the impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump by House Democrats has gathered momentum. Mr. Barr has emerged as a key defender of the president’s concerns about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mr. Barr was criticized in the spring for his handling of the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, before it was released publicly.
Some Trump supporters are wondering if the Murdoch family is plotting a post-Trump Fox News.
And they are wondering what Barr’s message was at this meeting.