As the unofficial propaganda arm of the Trump White House, Fox News has played a key role in the escalating smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators.
For the most part, they get very little pushback from others in the pro-Trump echo chamber – but that changed on Tuesday, when Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano dropped a truth bomb on his colleagues who continue to claim “There’s no ‘there’ there.”
“Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. – and the president is in the line of fire,” Napolitano told Fox host Shepard Smith.
Napolitano’s comments followed an exchange with Smith about the latest attempt to undermine Mueller, which came straight from Trump’s lawyers and immediately hit the airwaves on Fox. “Which is ridiculous.”
“Perfectly legal and done every day of the week,” Napolitano said of the procedures Mueller and his team used to obtain the documents.
“Based on the evidence,” Smith continued, “Who is in the line of fire now?”
“Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Jr. – and the president is in the line of fire,” Napolitano said.
As Napolitano said, Mueller’s probe clearly has a bigger target – and no matter how much spin Fox News puts on it, the investigation shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.