It was bad enough that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked such a question but even worse that her two guests responded by suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller, a decorated Marine Corps captain and former FBI director, is at least as big a threat to the U.S. as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Pirro took Fox News’ Operation Collusion Cover-up to new lows last night as she guest hosted the Hannity show. Speaking with two fellow members of the Collusion Cover-Up Club, she “asked,” Dan Bongino, Fox’s newly-minted legal expert without a law degree, “Is Mueller a greater threat than Putin to this country?”
But the responses were almost as disturbing. Bongino said about Mueller, “Oh, he’s a serious threat.” Bongino called the Russia investigation a “sham” – while all three conveniently ignored the 32 indictments and/or guilty pleas it’s produced so far.
“Mueller greater threat than Putin, Charlie?” Pirro "asked" her other guest, Charlie Kirk.
“Well, look, it’s tough to say,” Kirk replied. “Mueller’s doing so much damage to this country.” Then Kirk attacked congressional Republicans for “continuing to renew his funding” and not “going after him.”
It’s one thing to defend Trump’s large cloud of worrisome ties to Russia but – probably because they know they can’t defend Dear Leader – these three are smearing a man who has spent a lifetime serving his country – in order to cover up and distract from Trump’s suspicious behavior.
Watch Fox’s Operation Collusion Cover-up below, from the August 10, 2018 Hannity, via The Contemptor.
Jeanine Pirro: "Is Mueller a greater threat than Putin to this country?" pic.twitter.com/sRJ80IQ7zt— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) August 11, 2018
Dan Bongino kicks off his ‘analysis’ with the debunked lie “he’s based his entire operation” on the “sham” Steele dossier. This debunked baloney is based on the nonsensical Republican House report that claims – incorrectly – McCabe testified to this affect.
After building this straw man, he quotes the head of the FBI criticizing the dossier. Maybe my Googling skills need polishing but I can’t find anything to substantiate this claim.
Pirro is no journalist but she was a judge and should be skilled at examining a ‘witness’. Apparently, as long as some Trump supporter is telling her what she wants to hear she sees no need to bother.
The fact is there are aspects of the Steele dossier which have proved reliable. McCabe testified – despite Nunes’ data-mining his testimony – that only some parts of the Steele dossier were used by the FBI – presumably the parts they could verify. And, of course, Republican and Trump TV claims the Steele dossier was the primary (or sole) basis for the FISA warrant are big, fat lies.
Since Mueller is 100% professional and not leaking or discussing his investigation to the press, propaganda like that spewed by Fox News and their hero, Trump, fills the information vacuum. They are winning the public relations war with their bulls—t.