Judge Jeanine Concerned Russia Probe Is a 'Phishing Expedition'
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a Washington, D.C. grand jury for his probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Judge Jeanine Pirro explained that grand juries are powerful investigative tools that can allow prosecutors to subpoena documents, put witnesses under oath and seek indictments, if there is evidence of a crime.
She said in this case, however, she has reservations because Mueller and his team have conflicts of interest that are "clearly apparent," namely ties to fired FBI Director James Comey and past donations to Democratic politicians.
"I'm very concerned about this," Judge Jeanine said. "I'm concerned about what appears may go beyond the mandate of the special counsel."
She said if the investigation turns to things like the business investments of White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his family, then it is basically a "phishing expedition."
"The point of an investigator and the point of a prosecutor is to find evidence of a crime," Judge Jeanine said. "It's not to just do an across-the-board investigation of everything that they've touched."
Brian Kilmeade said that it appears to be the "Trump probe," as opposed to the "Russia probe."
Judge Jeanine said if there is an indictment against a family member or close associate of Trump just because the federal investigators couldn't get anything on the president himself, then there's going to an "uproar" from many Americans.
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