by Sharon Rondeau
In a readout of the day’s headlines just after 7:00 a.m., Jillian Mele of Fox & Friends said that “rumors” that Kelly has tendered his resignation are inaccurate, according to Kelly and President Trump.
Neither Turner nor the show’s three co-hosts offered an explanation as to why the network had reported Kelly’s impending departure on Thursday night or the source of that information.
“Possible new White House shakeup,” reads the latter part of the article’s title.
In its article, The WSJ cited “people familiar with the matter” as its source of the information.
Also on Thursday night, Fox News reported on-air that the suspect in the murder of five Capitol Gazette journalists in Annapolis, MD on Thursday afternoon had purposely “mutilated” his fingers so as to make his identification by police more difficult. On Friday morning, an Annapolis police officer declared that report “false” on Fox & Friends.
The Fox News report containing that information remains online and reads, in pertinent part, “Law enforcement initially had a problem identifying the suspect because he had mutilated fingers, Fox News has learned. However, it was unclear if they were self-mutilated, resulted from injuries during the shooting or were longstanding injuries.”