During an appearance on Fox & Friends this Monday morning, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany melted down over Robert Mueller. Specifically, she went on an angry rant accusing Mueller of wasting “America’s time” with his Russia investigation, which covered Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, including Russian support for the Trump campaign. The facts of this Russian interference are just that, facts, and in a recent op-ed for The Washington Post, Mueller explained this — but McEnany still spun a grand, melodramatic, and completely false tale of some kind of conspiracy against the Trump team on Mueller’s part anyway.
Mueller’s Washington Post op-ed came after President Trump commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, which meant that his longtime ally wouldn’t have to serve a day of his over three-year prison sentence he’d been dealt after getting found guilty of an elaborate obstruction of justice scheme. McEnany complained that Stone had been charged with “process crimes,” as though those are somehow less “real” than, uh, real crimes or whatever.
‘The fact that Robert Mueller had to even write an op-ed is telling. The fact that he had to defend his taxpayer-wasted investigation on taxpayer dollars, millions and millions wasted on a Russia hoax theory that found no collusion, and even in the body of the op-ed, Mueller says again, there was no collusion from the Trump administration. So what did Robert Mueller have to do to justify his investigation, a waste of taxpayer dollars, a waste of America’s time? He had to come up with process crimes which is exactly what was done in the case of Roger Stone.’
It’s amazing that McEnany acts like Mueller is the one responsible for the campaign to discredit his own investigation, when it’s Donald Trump who has worked himself into a frenzy for years. Trump is the one who has endlessly tried to convince everyone that Mueller led a “witch hunt.” That’s why Mueller had the place to write an op-ed in defense of his investigation — obviously!
McEnany went on:
‘Adam Schiff was actually right. We do have a two-tiered justice system, he was just wrong on the facts. The two-tiered justice system completely discriminates against the Trump administration.’
Her comments are just amazingly incorrect. Trump’s associates committed crimes and either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by a jury. The existence of these basic facts is not some kind of plot to make Trump look bad.
In the White House’s original statement announcing Roger Stone’s sentence had been commuted, McEnany suggested that Stone had only ever been charged because of some kind of animosity against the Trump team on the part of prosecutors. There’s zero evidence for this claim.
‘We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.’
It would be laughable for the endlessly lying Trump administration to try and lecture anyone on integrity.