President Donald Trump leveraged the opinion of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Sunday to suggest that investigators on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team should be facing prison terms for a political cover-up.
‘These guys, the investigators, ought to be in jail. What they have done, working with the Obama intelligence agencies, is simply unprecedented,’ trump tweeted, attributing the words to Limbaugh, the nation’s most listend-to radio host.
‘This is one of the greatest political hoaxes ever perpetrated on the people of this Country, and Mueller is a coverup,’ he continued, citing Limbaugh by name. The radio host said something similar on ‘Fox News Sunday.’
He alleged that there has been ‘real collusion and conspiracy between Democrats and Russians to undermine the Trump candidacy and the Trump presidency,’ while the much-sought evidence of collusion between Moscow and Trump’s 2016 campaign has so far remained elusive.
Limbaugh cited the case of Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director who said this week in a CBS News interview that he knew of Justice Department discussions about using the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove Trump from office.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, McCabe said, ‘raised the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort.’
Limbaugh could hardly contain himself.
‘These people are unelected. They took it upon themselves to overthrow the election results of 2016,’ he said, ‘ignoring the potential real collusion and conspiracy between Democrats and Russians to undermine the Trump candidacy and the Trump presidency.’
Trump has repeatedly called the special counsel probe a ‘witch hunt,’ insisting that his campaign did not collude with Russians to tile the 2016 election in his favor.
He and other Republicans have claimed that collusion could be found among Justice Department officials who used a thinly sourced but sensational opposition research dossier, paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, as justification for surveillance warrants against his 2016 advisers.
‘The Mueller investigation, I believe, is a cover-up of all of that. It’s to distract everybody’s attention,’ Limbaugh claimed on Sunday.
Like Limbaugh, President Trump hasn’t minced words about what he thinks has happened behind the scenes of Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe into so-far unproven allegations that the president’s 2016 campaign colluded with Moscow in order to beat Hillary Clinton
‘People unelected, simply because they don’t like a guy’s hairstyle or like where he came from, decided the American people’s decision was invalid and began a systematic process to get him thrown out of office. This is a silent coup,’ he said.
‘These guys, if you ask me, ought to be the ones in jail. They ought to be the ones under investigation.’
‘What they have done, working with agents from the Obama intelligence agencies, is simply unprecedented,’ Limbaugh contended.
‘This is a kind – this is one of the greatest political hoaxes that has ever been perpetrated on the people of this country, certainly in a couple of generations.’