Fox News host Jeanine Pirro returned to her show Saturday evening after being taken off the air for two weeks by the network for her Islamophobic remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI), and she immediately waded into the subject of the Russia investigation.
Those who accused President Donald Trump of conspiring with Russia, Pirro said, were “traitorous” and tried to lay a blueprint for a “future effort to overthrow the government.” She then added:
“Unless we make an example of the traitorous, treasonous group that accused Donald Trump of being an agent of the Russian government and as they spewed their hate I want to know who the unmasking, who did the leaking and if we don’t have a consequence of the highest level of government are not held responsible for this then it is a blueprint for a future effort to overthrow the government.”
Pirro also urged viewers not to be satisfied with what appears to be a favorable outcome in the Mueller report, and demand that those who dared to investigate Trump be placed behind bars:
“Don’t be satisfied with the Mueller report. This is bound to happen again because these arrogant, condescending, leaking lying haters of you and me and the America that doesn’t have power will do it again unless we stop them in the only way to stop them is with justice, true justice and that is behind the bars justice. With this justice.”
Like the president and the vast majority of his supporters, however, Pirro’s celebration of Trump’s so-called exoneration is premature. None of them have seen the full report, and it’s likely that it does indeed contain information that will be damaging to Trump.
As for Pirro’s shrill call for Trump’s accusers to be placed in prison, she might want to be careful with that kind of talk because the president may still face serious legal problems (including indictment) in the near future.
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