Donald Trump has thrown yet another punch at special counsel Robert Mueller on Twitter by sharing a quote from Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro.
Pirro, whose book Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy was promoted by the president in the Oval Office last month, called for Mueller to end his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on her Fox News show Justice With Judge Jeanine last night.
Trump himself had apparently tuned in to the segment, tweeting on Sunday morning: ‘.@JudgeJeanine “Bob Mueller, isn’t your whole investigation premised on a Fake Dossier, paid for by Hillary, created by a man who hates Donald Trump, & used to con a FISA Court Judge. Bob, I really think it’s time for you to give up your phony investigation.” No Collusion!’
The president has on multiple occasions slammed the unverified dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, which alleges the Russians possessed information that it used to blackmail Trump into running for office.
Mueller’s team has reportedly used the dossier as a source of information about Trump’s business dealings in Russia during its collusion investigation.
Donald Trump threw yet another punch at special counsel Robert Mueller on Twitter Sunday by sharing a quote from Judge Jeanine Pirro’s program on Fox News the night before
Trump reportedly tunes into Pirro’s program Justice With Judge Jeanine every Saturday. He also agreed to be interviewed for her book Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, which the president promoted in the Oval Office last month (above)
Pirro has repeatedly defended Trump from the perch of her Fox News program, which is said to be one of his favorites.
Earlier this year it was reported that the White House communications staff regularly sends Trump officials to appear on her Saturday night segment because they know the president will be watching.
Pirro dedicated a 10-minute portion of this week’s show to criticizing the ongoing Mueller investigation.
She opened by saying: ‘Unlike everyone on the right, I don’t want the Mueller investigation to end so soon. I want it to keep going on, and on, and on, because every day it gets closer to proving Russia collusion. The collusion, however, with Russia and team Obama, not Trump.’
Pirro claimed that the Mueller investigation is tainted because it is centered around the infamous dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, which alleges Russia possessed information it was using to blackmail Trump into running for president
Pirro then went on to rail against the infamous Steele document dubbed the ‘golden showers dossier’ because it contains an allegation that Trump had hired ‘a number of prostitutes to perform a “golden showers” (urination) show in front of him’ when he was in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.
She claimed that the Mueller investigation was not only centered around the dossier but had also been the reason the probe was opened in the first place, citing this week’s reports that that senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr continued to have contact with Steele even after the FBI cut ties with him.
Steele was terminated as an FBI source in early November 2016 for speaking to the media about his relationship with the bureau, a House Republican memo revealed earlier this year.
A string of text messages and emails were released this week showing ongoing communication between Steele and Ohr, whose wife worked at Fusion GPS – the firm that commissioned Steele to write the dossier.
Yesterday Trump had tweeted: ‘The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC….’