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Kurtz: Robert Miller, gets the Ken Starr treatment
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on whether Trump are allies, is going too far, of ribs in the Robert Mueller.
Two decades ago, Bill Clinton and his allies in a fierce attack on Ken Starr, launched the special Prosecutor tried to discredit, as he gathered evidence, and, ultimately, the President did admit to a grand jury that he had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Starr was out of control, he was a fanatic, he was an ex-judge over his head, he was lost in examining, not far from his mandate to to treat the white water country—it was a constant state of warfare.
We are in the direction of the tip in a similar condition of the struggle between President Trump and Robert Müller?
Not yet, but things are heating up.
The White house continues to work with the special counsel. Trump told reporters yesterday that he did not consider firing Müller. But that doesn’t fit the narrative, so much to the press to warn that he may do.
Axios puts it like this: “The trombone lawyers ” – strategy is the cooperation with Müller on the inside game. Outside the choir is trying to rough Müller, in the case of its fixed problems for POTUS.”
The New York Times says that “the investigation has reached deeper into Mr. Trump’s inner circle, the image of cooperation has begun to fracture. Mr Trump’s lawyers and supporters have significantly increased their attacks on Miller, especially since the F. B. I. presented to claim them fresh ammunition, the agents, the investigation may be, the President’s party.”
There is no question that Miller ‘ s study has some get caught. The revelation that the FBI intelligence agent Peter Strzok agent Lisa page texted had during their affair with all types of anti-Trump vitriol (and Hillary’s praise) was to damage. But it is also true that Müller found this out and removed Strzok last summer.
The Trump transition team is crying foul, Müller received his internal records of the GSA. But these records were always fair game, and Müller would load.
Some liberals and the media, rivals accused the Fox News, leading the charge against Miller. Jesse Watters, co-host of “The Five” looked at the Strzok situation on his Saturday evening show and said, “We now have the evidence in the investigation, it was offensive to destroy his presidency for party political purposes and to disenfranchise millions of American voters. Now, if this is true, we have a coup in our hands, in America.”
Jeanine Pirro, the houses also show a Fox weekend, the hit, the FBI and the justice Department and said it is a “criminal cabal,” whose members “think they know better than we, who should be our President.”
But Watters, Pirro and other Fox shots at Müller are the commentators. You are paid for your opinions. They are not part of the news Department. I see nothing that remotely looks like a coup. There is not a monolithic point of view on Fox, not any more than in the case of MSNBC, Maddow is wrong with Rachel, or anyone at CNN is wrong with Don Lemon.
The times was in an editorial with the title “Fox News v. Robert Müller,” on this distinction. After preparation of the offer Sean Hannity and Pirro, the editorial said, some Republicans and Trump ally, stepped up its criticism of Müller-“an article on the Fox News website about a top justice Department official, the woman and her work for the Fusion of GPS, the research company behind the so-called Steele dossier.”
This was a news-story by chief Washington correspondent James Rosen. And the times failed to note that the DOJ had demoted the official, Bruce ear, had secretly met with dossier-author Christopher Steele (and was interviewed by the Senate intelligence committee). This was cast by the editorial, as another piece of propaganda rather than a legitimate scoop.
In contrast to Rigid, Müller, a veteran of the state attorney, the FBI—and was considered by the Trump-to-head for the office again. He is a Republican who served in George W. Bush’s justice Department. And Trump’s deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, said last week that Mueller is doing a good job.
Mueller, who has it. so far criminal charges against Trump brought the former campaign manager and former national security adviser, is certainly not immune to criticism But the President’s allies should also be careful about inflammatory language, in which, according to the special counsel.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of five books and has its headquarters in Washington. You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.