Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Says An Investigation Into Attempted 'Coup' By Democrats Against Donald Trump Is Underway

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Fox News' host Jeanine Pirro gives her opening statement during her May 4, 2019 show. Fox News

In the opening minutes of Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine on Saturday, host Jeanine Pirro took aim at Democrats.

The subject of Pirro's nearly seven-and-half-minute opening remarks centered around the testimony of Attorney General William Barr to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and the reaction from those on the "left" to what the "lucid, focused and unflappable" lawyer had to say.

"The Democrats have turned into the angry, unreasonable mob that you usually see in the movies, but have you ever seen a real-life bunch of crazies so desperate to hang on to a narrative dispelled by their own team that they're running around like chickens with their own heads cut off?," Pirro said. "Their one mantra 'impeach anyone who gets in their way' and this week it was this man — Attorney General Bill Barr."

Pirro referenced Barr's offer for a dozen lawmakers — six Republicans and six Democrats — to view a version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 484-page report before his testimony, but according to Politico only two Republicans, Rep. Doug Collins and Sen. Lindsey Graham, had viewed the report as of Tuesday.

Collins is the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee while Graham serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, Politico reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to view the document later in the week following Barr's testimony.

Others given the opportunity to view the report are Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nalder (D-N.Y.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).

"No Democrats took advantage of Barr's offer to look at the less-redacted report, they didn't even want to see it, but the show put on by the hysterical, hyperventilated, histrionic, frenzied Democrats dripping with hate and venom was must-see tv," Pirro said before playing clips of Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono questioning Barr.

Pirro went on to blast the "mainstream media" for inaccurate reporting, airing a clip of Barr telling the committee that when he called Mueller after receiving a letter regarding his four-page summary, Muller said he didn't object to Barr's summary but thought that the media was getting it wrong.

"Now ain't that special? Even Robert Mueller now thinks the mainstream media can't get the news right," Pirro said before telling Mueller he should ask James Comey to contact news outlets like the New York Times, CNN and MSNBC in order to complain. Pirro then scolded Mueller about writing a 400-plus report and expecting "everyone to get it just the way you wanted it in four pages."

Pirro later called Mueller's investigation the "biggest political con job and the closet attempt to a successful coup in American history."

"They hate Trump and they'll do anything, including subjugating the Constitution and our system of justice to destroy the man," Pirro said. "Their desperation to hang on to a narrative so torn up, worn out and destroyed isn't entertaining anymore. It's not even worth talking about anymore; I'm done with it."

At the end of her monologue, Pirro stated that her attention is now focused on an investigation into how Mueller's investigation began. "It's time to investigate the beginning of the coup and who in the DOJ, FBI and White House signed on to prevent and overturn the will of the American people. Grab your popcorn, folks. It's showtime," she said.

Citing anonymous sources, Pirro stated that "multiple criminal leak investigations are underway" and that FISA warrants are being reviewed, as well as the investigation that former FBI agent Peter Strzok "worked so hard to cover up."

"Multiple criminal leak investigations are underway, the FISA warrants are being reviewed, the beginning of the actual investigation that Peter Strozk tried so hard to cover up and the Inspector General's report expected to be damning to Comey's FBI and [Loretta] Lynch's DOJ expected to be out in weeks. And then it's really showtime for [Barack] Obama, [John] Brennan, [James] Clapper, Lynch, [Susan] Rice, Strozk, [Andrew] McCabe, Rose and the whole Cardinal Comey crime family devoting to obstructing not only the will of the American people, but obstructing the very foundation of justice in this great nation," Pirro said.

Pirro's comments echo that of President Donald Trump, who has frequently called for investigations into the individuals who the president has said spied on his 2016 campaign.

A report from the New York Times, published Thursday, indicates that an agent met with George Papadopoulos, one of Trump's campaign advisers at the time, in September 2016 under the guise of discussing foreign policy while posing as a research assistant rather than declaring as a government investigator.

Sources told the Times that the agent was working as part of the counterintelligence investigation to determine if Russia was meddling in the 2016 presidential election.