Ben Shapiro: Even Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny Wouldn’t Allow Trump to Interview With Mueller
On Wednesday night, Ben Shapiro sounded off on the latest developments coming from the FBI and the Mueller probe.
After texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page revealed that President Obama wanted to “know everything” they were doing, the conservative commentator stressed the importance of the “context” of these texts, but still believe they were “motivated” against then-candidate Donald Trump based on other texts that have been released.
“It’s pretty clear by the way that the FBI and the DOJ were working hand in glove with the top members of the Obama administration with regards to the Hillary Clinton investigation a lot earlier than this when it came to Loretta Lynch, for example, working with James Comey,” Shapiro told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “It’s hard to believe that the president of the United States the United States would go on national television and say he didn’t know anything about Hillary’s private server at the same time that he was emailing her at her private email address and obviously that was a serious problem I think for him and for the FBI and for the DOJ. But as far as these specific text, they may turn out to be nothing, we just don’t know it.”
Bream later pivoted to something that Shapiro had said on his podcast The Ben Shapiro Show that “no lawyer, including Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny with the full-on clown velvet suit, would allow President Trump to get into a room with Robert Mueller” and that it would be the “height of stupidity to do this.”
“I mean, if the lawyers have to take him down to the basement of the White House and physically chain him up to prevent him from talking to Mueller, I would recommend that be on the table so long as they don’t violate his consent in any way because that would be illegal,” Shapiro joked. “It would be such a mistake to put somebody like President Trump, who likes to bloviate, who likes to exaggerate, who likes to say everything is the biggest, the strongest, the best, the hugest, the most incredible- Put that in front of a trained lawyer like Robert Mueller, a trained investigator like Robert Mueller, who’s going to sit there and try to pick apart statements.”
He added that even a “very good lawyer” like Bill Clinton got caught in a perjury trap, so that it’s “not hard” to see Trump doing the same.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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