A new ad aired Wednesday for an audience of one and sought to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.
Republicans for the Rule of Law a group bent on keeping the Mueller probe alive bought a 30-second spot on Fox & Friends for Wednesday morning that blared praise for the special counsel across screens in the Washington, D.C., area.
In Vietnam, Robert Mueller rescued fallen Marines under enemy fire, and was awarded a bronze star for valor, begins the half-minute spot detailing the longtime lawmans career.
Mueller has been trusted by Republicans to put America first, the narrator says at another point.
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The groups subtle plea comes after reports President Trump wants to ax the special prosecutor.
Trump has reportedly fumed about Mueller, who referred information about longtime fixer Michael Cohen to the Justice Department, which then raided his Manhattan office and home.
He wondered aloud Monday if he should fire the special counsel, who previously headed the FBI under George W. Bush.
The Washington-based groups TV spot featured past comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Mike Pence.
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I have a lot of confidence in Bob Mueller, McConnell (R-Ky.) says in the ad.
Call your representative and tell them to protect the Mueller investigation, the narrator implores at the end.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers have floated legislation to protect Mueller from being fired, which members of Trumps own party warn would ruin his presidency.
Bill Kristol, a conservative writer who helped establish the pro-Mueller group, hinted the ad was for Trump the night before it ran.
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You (and President Trump) can see our first TV ad–defending the Mueller investigation–on Fox and Friends in DC tomorrow morning, he tweeted Tuesday.
It may have had the opposite effect on Trump than its funders intended, however.
Instead, Trump raged at Muellers sweeping Russia probe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who hired the special counsel after FBI Director James Comey was axed in May 2017.
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama, the President tweeted Wednesday morning. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!