After two weeks off the air, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro delivered a fiery monologue on her Saturday evening show railing against the “attempted coup” against President Trump, which she warned could happen again after the completion of the Russia investigation.
Pointing to potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse to target the Trump campaign, Pirro spoke of an “effort to discredit this president” in which top federal law enforcement and intelligence officials planted “the seeds for indictment and impeachment.” Among the people, Pirro accused as being complicit in the scheme were former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney Loretta Lynch, and “the snake at the head” former CIA Director John Brennan. Pirro called for a grand jury to deal with what she described as a “rogue intelligence operation” she suggested could go all the way to former President Barack Obama with a “wink and a nod.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his nearly two-year-long Russia investigation and sent his final report to the Justice Department on March 22. Attorney General William Barr shared a summary of Mueller’s report to Congress last weekend that said Mueller’s team found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller also declined to determine whether Trump obstructed justice, and Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded there was insufficient evidence to show the president committed a crime.
While Trump and his allies claim he is exonerated, Democrats who are unsatisfied with the summary are demanding to see the full report immediately. As the fight over the report’s release plays out, Pirro told her audience: “don’t be satisfied with the Mueller report.”
Don’t be satisfied with the Mueller report. This is bound to happen again b/c these arrogant, condescending, lying, leaking haters of you,me & the America that doesn’t have power, will do it again. And the only way to stop them is with justice. True justice- behind bars justice. pic.twitter.com/72aPr7ozmR
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 31, 2019
“This is bound to happen again because these arrogant, lying, condescending, leaking haters of you and me and America that don’t have power are going to do it again unless we stop them,” she said. The “only way to stop” another incursion, Pirro said, is to set an example with “behind-bars justice.”
Saturday marked a triumphant return for Pirro’s show after it was off the air for two weeks. Pirro was reportedly suspended after stirring controversy when she questioned whether Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Islamic faith was impeding her loyalty to the U.S.
Earlier this month Pirro received a tremendous boost from Trump, a fan of her show when he called on Fox News to bring her back and not allow the “radical” Left silence one of his most prominent advocates.
During her monologue Saturday, Pirro praised Trump, saying “in spite of it, President Trump worked tirelessly to better our lives, our economy and the security of this great nation.”
Her first guest was Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, who talked about the Mueller report and cheered on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and his Judiciary Committee investigation into alleged FISA abuse. Giuliani said within six months he expects there will be the emergence of evidence of “criminal” activity by top officials in the DOJ and FBI.
Giuliani also told Pirro he was “glad” she was back on the air. “We need, at this time, that our country is in trouble, we need your common sense voice,” Giuliani said at the end of his interview.