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Mueller better man than Trump's desperate minions

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Joe Scarborough

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Monday, April 16, 2018

The response of President Donald Trump to the search at the offices of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was to reflexively trash law-enforcement officers, undermine the rule of law and slander a Vietnam War hero who has committed his adult life to the service of America.

By now, of course, few should be surprised by the depths to which Trump sinks when attacking law enforcement personnel. But last week provided insight into just how desperate Trump and his courtiers have become in their defenses of an indefensible administration. The president promoted a Fox News show via Twitter that starred a steady stream of sycophants who slandered special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Mueller, who led a Marine rifle platoon in Vietnam, has been awarded a Bronze Star, two Navy commendations, a Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After being shot through the leg, the young Princeton grad continued leading his troops in battle. Later he would continue his service in Vietnam even after he was given the opportunity to go home.

Such bravery and dedication to the United States could never have been shown on the battlefield by the miserable crew who lined up to attack the special counsel.

Despite playing tennis, golf and football during his college days, Trump took five deferments, four for college and one for bone spurs in his feet. On the day Trump graduated from college, 40 Americans were killed in Vietnam.

Newt Gingrich, who went on Fox News and compared "the American FBI" to Joseph Stalin and Nazis, also did not serve. And Joe DiGenova, who now spends his days sliming law-enforcement officers who investigate crimes in Washington, took student deferments, even admitting in 2003 that anyone who did the same should seriously consider never seeking public office "when you didn't serve, when you had a chance to."

And yet, DiGenova, Gingrich and Sean Hannity — beneficiary of the president's Twitter news promo — seem all too comfortable attacking an American war hero who has spent his life honorably serving this country in times of war and peace. In fact, Mueller's record has been so spotless that none other than Gingrich himself tweeted 11 months ago, "Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down."

What a difference a year makes. Gingrich has now joined the chorus of collaborators attacking Mueller. Since most Republicans on Capitol Hill agree with Gingrich's earlier assessment of Mueller's exemplary character, one wonders how GOP senators and conservative representatives will respond to these latest desperate and despicable attacks.

Even the most terrified politician must know that Trump and his stooges have reason to be rattled. And an ABC News-Washington Post poll shows that almost 7 in 10 Americans want Mueller to continue his investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. Sixty-four percent support the special counsel's investigation into Trump's past business dealings. And nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe that the special counsel must continue investigating Trump's payoff to women for the purpose of keeping them quiet during the 2016 election.

Regardless how Mueller's investigation ends, Trump will one day leave Washington. And when he does, the steady stream of attacks on Justice Department professionals, FBI agents and all the honorable men and women who daily defend Americans against enemies foreign and domestic will forever stain the reputations of Trump's most shameless apologists. All this for a man who has spent decades showing loyalty to little else but his ravenous pursuit of money and fame.

Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, hosts the MSNBC show “Morning Joe."

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