Fox News host Lou Dobbs ripped Democrats on Thursday and said those who tried to “overthrow” President Donald Trump “should be in orange jumpsuits.”
During an interview on Fox Business, Dobbs began discussing Attorney General William Barr releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final Russia report.
After noting that Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, Dobbs said it’s time to go after those who tried to take down a duly elected president.
“President Trump now has an attorney general who is bright, forthright, principled and professional. Attorney General William Barr defending the rule of law,” Dobbs began.
Dobbs then turned his attention to Mueller’s report, calling it an “insane” and “mindless” document that was never based on probable cause.
After railing against the “22 months of investigation by a partisan-driven special counsel without any crime to investigate,” Dobbs said those who tried to overthrow Trump should be behind bars.
“These people should be held accountable and everyone involved––the Dems who funded it, the Christopher Steele’s and the law firms that aided and abetted in this farcical attempt to overthrow a president––should be, I think, they should be in orange jumpsuits.”
During his press conference on Thursday morning from the Department of Justice, Barr reiterated countless times that Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
So that is the bottom line. After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.
Barr also stated that Mueller left it up to the Department of Justice to determine if the president obstructed justice.
The attorney general said he consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and they both determined there was no evidence to charge Trump with obstructing justice in the Russia probe.
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The attorney general also made it clear that the White House offered “unfettered access,” “no redactions,” and “didn’t exert any executive privilege, which would be within their rights.”
This means that Trump and the White House provided Mueller’s team with essentially all of the records and documents they requested.
Barr also said that Trump had the legal authority to assert executive privilege to block portions of Mueller’s report from being made public.
Barr said the president declined and informed the DOJ that he wanted as much of the report made available to the public as possible.
The White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims.
The president has been completely vindicated after the two-year Russia witch hunt.
And many people would agree with Dobbs: those who tried to overthrow a duly elected president should be held accountable.