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The View': Hillary Clinton's emails were 'fake news

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Two liberal co-hosts on "The View" decried any shred of validity in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails during Tuesday's airing of the ABC daytime show, calling the topic "fake news."

Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar claimed that the controversy behind Clinton's email server could be chalked up to "fake news" planted by the Russians.

The women began addressing the Russian investigation as a whole, and discussed allegations from anonymous sources that President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was heard communicating with Russians prior to the 2016 election.

Conservative host Jedidiah Bila gave the story no credence, but the remaining liberal panelists claimed that they believed the "leak" about Kushner and his purported tie to Russian officials to be creed.

Goldberg later attacked Bila of supporting "fake news" in the past, and brought up Clinton's emails.

"You believed that there were ... e-mails, you believed the e-mail thing," Goldberg accused Bila.

Bila responded, "Only what was found."

"I'm sorry?" Goldberg asked, defending Clinton. "No, not just what we found. You know, I never want to point fingers but I will say that a lot of people occasionally said it at this very table, you know, her e-mails, she's been dishonest."

Bila then shut down Goldberg's claims that Clinton's email server investigation was not fake news. "That was proven, Whoopi. That was proven."

Goldberg doubled down on her remarks that Clinton's email scandal wasn't real, and Behar agreed.

"It was fake," the two added on separate occasions.

"Fake news," Behar added.

Later in the segment, Behar mused why former FBI Director James Comey didn't profess that Clinton's emails were "fake news" planted by the Russians in an attempt to sabotage the 2016 election.

"Let me ask you something," Behar said. "According to what I've been reading, Comey finds out at that time that this is fake news that the Russians basically planted. And yet he doesn't ... when he announces there's some issue with Hillary's e-mail he doesn't tell the American people what he knows which is this is fake news. Why doesn't he say that at that time?"

Bila responded, "I don't know but what that proves to me ... I don't know but isn't that proof that anything can be fake? Any of this can be fake."

See the rest of the exchange in the video below.

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