Michael Savage Compares Robert Mueller to Stalinist Spy Chief: ‘Show Me the Man I’ll Show You the Crime’
Right wing radio host — and former MSNBC weekend anchor — Michael Savage is no fan of Robert Mueller or his investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
On Thursday’s airing of his popular radio show, the combative host dropped a bit of history, comparing Mueller to the Soviet spy chief Lavrentiy Beria. Beria, who served as chief of Joseph Stalin’s secret police, is widely considered by historians to be one of the most bloodthirsty figures in Soviet history. In addition to torturing and murdering enemies of the state, Beria is even rumored to have poisoned Stalin himself in 1953.
Savage — a known history buff — singled out a specific phrase Beria once said of his profession to prove the point.
“You know there was a secret police chief in the Soviet Union named Beria, one of the most fearful people on Earth. And he had a statement, it was ‘show me the man and I’ll show you the crime,'” said Savage. “Mueller is now the Beria of America.”
Savage took particular exception to the FBI’s recent raid of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home saying agents used a “fake search warrant” and that we were “living in the Soviet Union.”
“So he breaks in the doors of Mr. Manafort, the day after Manafort testifies by the way and cooperates with the Senate and the FBI,” he said. “The FBI uses Soviet style tactics of kicking in his door with a fake search warrant gotten from some crackpot judge. And now we’re living in the Soviet Union.”
Savage is a popular figure on the right wing radio waves. As we alluded to above, a brief foray into television courtesy of MSNBC was derailed when Savage told a caller on live television to “get AIDS and die.”
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