Carl Bernstein: GOP Senators’ Focus on Steele ‘A Glowing Red Herring in the Washington Swamp’

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein knocked Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham for their letter to the DOJ referring a criminal investigation into CHristopher Steele, the author of the infamous dossier.

Anderson Cooper asked him, “Do you think this is a distraction? Is this an attempt by Republicans to run interference for the President?”

“Yes,” Bernstein responded. “It’s not just a distraction or a red herring, it’s a glowing red herring in the Washington swamp!”

He argued it’s clearly a “sideshow” and “another attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation.”

Bernstein said the Russia probe should play out as normal and concluded, “Let’s cut the nonsense already.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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