Bret Stephens on Efforts to Smear Mueller: ‘They Want Jesse Watters to Investigate’ Trump

‘The only people that can investigate the president are the lackeys of the president?’

Bret Stephens on Efforts to Smear Mueller: ‘They Want Jesse Watters to Investigate’ Trump (Mediaite)

Over the past few weeks, there has been a concerted effort in conservative media — specifically Fox News — to smear and discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his probe into Russian election meddling. Over the weekend, the noise surrounding President Donald Trump potentially firing Mueller reached a fever pitch after a Trump transition lawyer claimed Mueller “unlawfully” obtained transition team emails. For his part, the president said he wasn’t considering canning Mueller, though he did say his people weren’t happy.

This afternoon on Deadline: White House, MSNBC contributor and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens addressed Fox’s anti-Mueller narrative and how it has “infected mainstream normal Republican circles.” Bringing up complaints from the GOP that Mueller may be on a fishing expedition against Trump, the conservative writer stated he was “old enough to remember” that Bill Clinton got impeached for lying about an affair and not land deals in Arkansas.

This then led Stephens to discuss Republican criticism that Mueller’s investigation and team is full of anti-Trump bias.

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