Conservative Republicans and far-right media outlets have stepped up their attacks to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and save US President Donald Trump from potential impeachment, according to reports.
They hope to sow enough doubt that if Mueller produces damning evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the public will be divided and the president can survive the fallout.
“Secret surveillance, wiretapping, intimidation, harassment and threats. It’s like the old KGB that comes for you in the dark of the night, banging through your door,” Fox News’ top analyst Gregg Jarrett said this week.
Fox News host Sean Hannity replied, “This is not hyperbole you are using here.”
Conservative figures are also calling for Mueller to resign.
Mueller, a former FBI director, was appointed special counsel in May after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the…