President Donald Trump, flanked at his desk in the Oval Office by six of his highest-ranking aides, shared his thoughts on Wednesday regarding the Bill O’Reilly scandal in an interview with the New York Times.
‘I think he shouldn’t have settled. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.’
Trump is referring to the revelations that O’Reilly paid $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment. Several companies pulled their advertising from “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News
after the news of the settlements broke.
Trump, who has faced sexual-harassment allegations of his own, reportedly said that he believes O’Reilly to be a “good person” and that he “should have taken it all the way.”
At the same time, Trump said he believes former national-security adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime by looking to identify Trump associates caught up in the surveillance of foreign officials by American spy agencies.
“I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” he said. “It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”
Trump offered no evidence whatsoever to back his claim, and Rice has denied engaging in any illegal or unethical activity.