Judge Jeanine Pirro predicted on Fox & Friends Friday that Democrats and the media will blame Russian meddling yet again if President Donald Trump wins re-election in 2020.
“Mueller’s over, everything’s over, impeachment is over; [They think] we need to get the president for something,” Pirro said.
Her comments came in response to a New York Times report of a congressional election security briefing on Feb. 13 that warned Russia was already trying to meddle in the 2020 election in favor of Trump.
Trump was reportedly angry that the briefing was given to the House Intelligence Committee, saying that Democrats — particularly Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of impeachment infamy — would “weaponize” the information against him.
Why the House Intelligence Committee?
Pirro thought it was interesting that acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire chose to deliver the briefing to the same committee that went after Trump for the Ukraine phone call, including Chairman Schiff, who has repeatedly attacked Trump.
The Intelligence Committee has repeatedly been wrong on a number of other issues like weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Pirro pointed out.
She also questioned the narrative that Russia would prefer another four years of Trump to the current Democrat frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), an avowed socialist with admitted links to Marxist groups.
“This president has imposed sanctions on Russia unlike any other president in the history of this country. …If Bernie Sanders is the candidate, Russia’s coming in — the U.S.S.R for comrade Bernie. I mean, who goes to Russia for a honeymoon?” she asked.
Briefing prompts DNI shakeup
The congressional briefing on Russian election meddling led to the resignation of acting DNI Joseph Maguire this week. It should be noted, however, that his tenure as “acting” DNI was set to expire in a few weeks regardless.
As usual, Democrats criticized Trump’s choice of German Ambassador Richard Grenell to replace Maguire as acting DNI. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted the pick as “dangerous” because Grenell has no intelligence experience, but he is meant to be only a temporary replacement while a formal appointment is decided.
Grenell is reportedly looking into the data that led to the election security briefing and ousted Deputy DNI Andrew Hallman as well as rapidly hiring a number of new people for the agency.
It may have taken three years, but at long last, it seems that Trump has seen fit to get the deep state out of the national intelligence agency and hire people who will work with him, not against him.