Fox's Jeanine Pirro runs defense for Trump, calling the Russia investigation a “fishing expedition”

Fox's Jeanine Pirro runs defense for Trump, calling the Russia investigation a “fishing expedition”

Pirro: “I don't think it can be” a fair investigation

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From the July 21 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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JEANINE PIRRO: I love Jeff Sessions, he's one of the most honorable people in D.C. He's got integrity. He recused himself in a case where, honestly, I wouldn't have recused myself. If you think about [former Attorney General] Loretta lynch and all that happened with the prior administration, she's actually meeting with the husband of someone who's a target of a criminal -- active, criminal investigation, she doesn't recuse herself. It's become political. 

The rules are different now. And so, but for the attorney general recusing himself, we've got Donnie Jr. in the crosshairs, we've got Jared Kushner, the son-in-law, and the truth is, the president has no control, because Sessions is out, we know the deputy AG's going to be out, because Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo saying --

SANDRA SMITH (HOST): You think Sessions is out? You think he's going to resign?

PIRRO: No, no, no, is out of the investigation. 

SMITH: Oh, gotcha, right, right. 

PIRRO: And that's why Mueller has this total control over everything that's going on in the White House. 

SMITH: And now the president is firing warning shots at Mueller, saying, "Don't dig into my family's finances." 

PIRRO: And I don't blame them. Because this is a fishing expedition. Mueller has a staff that is conflicted. Mueller started by trying to assess the credibility between Jim Comey and the president. Isn't that where we started? Mueller is like this with Jim Comey. They are pals.

SMITH: So you don't think there's a fair investigation?

PIRRO: I don't think it can be. I think the people that they're hiring, their connections to the Democrats is an indication to me that there is an agenda here. And the fact that they're going so far beyond the mandate of special counsel tells me this is not a good sign.

Previously:

Newt Gingrich: Russia investigation "is a very dangerous witch hunt that Mueller keeps expanding"

Right-wing media attack FBI Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller

Fox contributor baselessly claims special counsel Robert Mueller is leaking to the press

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