Fox News host: MSNBC, CNN the 'real agents of Putin'

Fox News host Steve Hilton on Monday accused a list of people and entities, including CNN and MSNBC, of being the "real agents" of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinFeehery: Impeachment fever bad for Democratic governing vision Taliban travels to Moscow after Trump declares talks dead Russians tune out Vladimir Putin MORE for alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 

Hilton, a former director of strategy for ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron, made the comments on Fox News while speaking about Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFeehery: Impeachment fever bad for Democratic governing vision Trump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom Supreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration MORE's summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's investigation. 

Hilton seized on an aspect of the summary in which Barr wrote that Mueller's investigation found that Russian-affiliated individuals offered to assist Trump's 2016 campaign. 

"They tried to collude with the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign said no," Hilton, the host of Fox News's "The Next Revolution," said. "But I tell you who did end up being an agent of Putin, an agent of Russia in his effort to divide America and to destabilize our democracy — it is all these people who have been pushing this story."

"They’re the ones who have been dividing America," Hilton continued, before naming former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanTrump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet Trailer shows first look at Annette Bening as Dianne Feinstein Webb: Questions for Robert Mueller MORE, former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperTrump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Conservatives lash out at CNN for hiring Andrew McCabe MORE, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Calif.), Rep Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate 5 takeaways from fiery Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.), MSNBC and CNN.

"They’re the real agents of Putin," he said. 

Barr said in a four-page summary released Sunday that the special counsel investigation did not uncover evidence to conclude the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.

Barr said in the letter that Mueller did not take a definitive stance on whether Trump obstructed justice. However, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided they would not pursue an obstruction of justice charge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE.

Trump celebrated the findings on Sunday, telling reporters that Barr's summary represented a "complete and total exoneration."

"This was an illegal takedown that failed, and hopefully somebody’s going is to be looking at the other side," the president added. "So it’s complete exoneration. No collusion, no obstruction."

The Trump campaign on Monday sent a memo to television producers asking them to challenge Democratic lawmakers' past statements on collusion. Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for Trump's campaign, points to several statements people such as Schiff and Brennan made with regard to collusion. 

"If these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place," Murtaugh wrote.