Jake Tapper: Anyone Who Is Trying to Stop The Mueller Probe Is ‘Unpatriotic’


CNN anchor Jake Tapper sat down with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night and spoke about the current state of the ongoing Russia investigation.

Colbert began by asking Tapper to weigh in on the motive behind several House Republicans who have drafted articles of impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“There’s obviously a big move to undermine the Mueller investigation and we see it all the time,” Tapper said. “Here’s the bottom line: the United States was attacked. The United States was attacked by Russia. No, it wasn’t like Pearl Harbor, it was a cyber attack. It was a disinformation campaign, but we were attacked. And there’s this investigation to find out what happened. Now, part of the investigation has to do with Donald Trump and whether or not anybody in his orbit cooperated but there’s this larger investigation about what happened and how can we prevent it from happening again. And there are a whole bunch of people in Washington who are trying to prevent the investigation from going forward. I mean, imagine if somebody tried to prevent the investigation into how Pearl Harbor happened from going forward, you would say that person is not being not patriotic.”

When asked how he thought history will judge those who didn’t want to know the findings of the Mueller investigation, Tapper responded by saying “not very well.”

“It’s obvious that people are doing things to protect President Trump and to protect the politics of this all, but this is beyond the politics of it all. It has to do with a sovereign nation being attacked by Russia,” Tapper continued. “The idea there is now this — people do this and there’s almost no blowback, the idea that there are people in Washington trying to undermine it, trying to stop it, they don’t want the truth to come out about this, about an attack on the United States, just blows my mind every time I think about it… At the end of the day, we were attacked! The American people were attacked and that can’t happen again. And the idea there are members of Congress or whoever trying to stop an investigation from going forward into what happened so we can make sure it doesn’t happen again-”

‘It’s weird,” Colbert chimed it.

“It’s not just weird, it’s unpatriotic,” Tapper shot back.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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