Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter:
Hicks didn’t have anything to do with the news channel headquartered in New York, but the eventual Mueller report contained a passage that revealed a ton about her assessment of Fox. Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo one month before he fired Comey, Trunp was questioned whether it was too late to ask Comey, who was four years into a ten-year term, to step aside. “No, it’s not too late, but you know, I have confidence in him. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said. After the interview, according to Mueller, “Hicks told the president she thought the president’s comment about Comey should be removed from the broadcast of the interview, but the president wanted to keep it in, which Hicks thought was unusual.” Hicks’s belief that she could unilaterally cut a chunk out of a Fox interview was never explained.