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AUGUST 1, 2019: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and Fox News host Sean Hannity discuss the controversy surrounding the death of Fox News contributor Heather Heyer, and the political impact of the incident on President Donald Trump’s presidency, on the Fox Business Network, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, in New York.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) AUGUST 2, 2019 : The Washington Post reports that the FBI has reopened an investigation into the death and possible collusion of former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka and Fox host Sean O’Connor.
The Post also reports that a “senior official” in the FBI’s Washington field office told Fox News that investigators have concluded that Gorka committed the crime of conspiracy and that he may have had ties to a Russian intelligence service.
The official said the bureau has not determined if the FBI will recommend criminal charges against Gorka.
A federal judge has ordered the release of video footage showing Gorka speaking to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, in which Gorka claimed he did not believe that the death threats against Heyer were related to her coverage of the Charlottesville protests.
Sources at the U.S. Justice Department and the White House told the Washington Post that they are not aware of any ongoing investigation by the Justice Department into Gorka or Fox News.
“The President continues to stand by the views of Sebastian Gorkas and Fox in regard to the Charlottesville violence,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Justice and FBI departments told the Hill that they had not received any investigation of Gorka from the agencies, adding that they were not aware that the President or any members of his administration had been interviewed by the FBI.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week that his bureau was “not looking at any connection between the events in Charlottesville and Gorka.”
“There’s nothing to suggest that,” Comey said.
CNN’s Peter Hamby reported that “Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Gorkas former White Trump adviser Sebastian “Sebastian Gorka is being investigated for his possible involvement in a conspiracy to blame white nationalist protests for the death this week of Heather Heyers father.
Gorka was fired from Fox News following the death last week of his wife, Heather Heyser, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
The two have maintained that they have nothing to do with the white nationalist rally.
The investigation into Gorkas possible involvement comes as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee has repeatedly said that the White and the President “do not know” who orchestrated the violence that killed Heyer.
Gorka’s defense lawyer told the New York Daily News that “he never saw the video that was released.”
On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the White Senate Office to turn over all documents related to the investigation of Fox and Gorkan.
Trump also told reporters at a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he was “very disappointed” by the death.
“We have a number of people that are in a lot of trouble right now,” Trump said.
“The last thing we want is for a country to go through this, to have people in a position of power being assassinated.”
Fox & Friends anchor Bill OReilly said Wednesday that the Trump administration will release an “impartial, impartial investigation” into the violence in Charlottesville.
“I’m not saying the president is going to take sides in this.
I’m not suggesting he’s going to put his foot in his mouth, or say anything,” O’Brien said.