Trump Endorses Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro's Claim President Has Exposed Democratic and 'Deep State' Corruption

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro got a public endorsement from President Donald Trump Sunday morning after the Justice with Judge Jeanine host claimed the president had unearthed corruption among Democrats and the so-called "Deep State."

Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on Justice with Judge Jeanine this weekend to chat with Pirro about the recent testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The meandering and conspiracy-laced conversation touched on a large number of conservative talking points around Mueller's Russia investigation and even drew the praise of the president, who quoted Pirro in one of his early morning Sunday tweets.

“If it weren’t for Donald Trump, we would never know how corrupt these Democrats are, we would never know for sure that there was a Deep State. Now we know it.” @JudgeJeanine

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019

"I'm not even going to ask you of the report because we're going to waste time," Pirro began her conversation with Giuliani. Instead, she wanted to talk about Mueller's answers during his testimony before Congress on Wednesday.

Giuliani wasted no time, calling Mueller's answers "incoherent."

"How you could not investigate the Steele Dossier and say you were investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election is a complete contradiction, if not a false statement, if not a lie," the president's personal attorney continued.

The Steele dossier, also called the Trump-Russia dossier, is a 35-page document compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele for Hilary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

The document contains a number of scandalous allegations about now-president Trump's possible connections to Russia. The Special Counsel's Report referenced certain aspects of the dossier, and dismissed many of its claims as unprovable or false.

Giuliani continued, mimicking Mueller's tight-lipped, "It is not in my purview" response to many of the questions in Wednesday's hearings.

"You can, by process of elimination, figure out his purview. He eliminated everything but one thing: Frame Trump," the former mayor continued.

From there, Giuliani segued into an attack on the "liberal press," saying "Actually, this may be worse than McCarthyism, because there are more people involved than just Joe McCarthy. Donald Trump has been subjected to a new and completely authoritarian set of rules."

Giuliani and Pirro's outrage on behalf of the president is a common refrain among conservative commentators, who argue that the special counsel's report absolved the president by not recommending that charges be brought against him.

Summing up Giuliani's comments, Pirro added, "You either indict, or you keep your mouth shut."

From there the pair launched into a frenzied analysis of Mueller's mental capacity.

"I'm don't know how much he knows," Giuliani said, asserting that Mueller didn't understand his mandate.

"He was the front, Mr. Mayor!" Pirro exclaimed over her guest, "He was the shill! He was the beard! They picked him because he couldn't understand it!"

The "they" in Pirro's argument refers to liberal politicians involved in what she calls the "Deep State," a conspiracy theory in which a shadow government with a hidden agenda pulls the levers of power in Washington.

Mueller drew mixed reviews for his performance at the congressional hearing, at times fumbling answers or refusing to comment but also providing some strong, clear responses.

The conversation briefly turned soppy, as the pair called Mueller's supposed cognitive state "sad," before Giuliani adeptly pivoted their sympathy back to the president.

"Except, the person it's saddest for is the president, not him," he said.

Giuliani's went on, asserting that Mueller's colleagues should have pulled him off the case.

Pirro chimed in, reiterating the comment from her opening that caught the president's ear: "If you ever questioned if the Deep State existed, you just saw it. He was the beard, the cover, the shill."

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