From the April 19 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:
ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): Now you might wonder where did Whitey Bulger come into all of this? Why are we even talking about Whitey Bulger, notorious crime boss and secret FBI informant? Well it seems as if this may have started with the esteemed Alan Dershowitz saying this on a radio show earlier this month, not about Comey, but about special counsel Robert Mueller.
So he is referring to the wrongful imprisonment of four men framed [for a] murder they didn't commit. Two of them died in prison, two others, along with the families of the dead men successfully sued the government for $100 million. The now retired federal judge, Nancy Gertner, who presided over that case writes in The New York Times, quote, “I can say without equivocation that Mr. Mueller, who worked in the United States attorney's office in Boston from 1982 to 1988, including a brief stint as the acting head of the office, had no involvement in that case. He was never even mentioned.”
As the judge goes on to point out, a former mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts that served on Massachusetts' parole board in the 1980s has said he saw a letter from Mueller opposing the release of one of the prisoners, but no such letter has ever been found, something the Boston Globe revealed and after which Professor Dershowitz says he never repeated the allegation but that, quote, “further investigation seems warranted.” Now of course, by then, the genie was out of the bottle and the president's supporters, hellbent on smearing the Russian investigation, have taken said genie and run with it. And you know what that means, enter Sean Hannity.
Oh, Sean. When you're not interested in facts you can blame anyone for anything, but those pushing this factually incorrect tale might do a better job of maybe checking their dates and actually getting their story straight.
NY Times Opinion: Smearing Robert Mueller