- The Washington Times - Friday, May 3, 2019

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota apologized to viewers on Friday for her demeanor in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report — it’s “broken” her spirit.

The “New Day” anchor told a panel that she was frustrated that “nothing happens” to President Trump’s administration despite what “sounds like obstruction of justice.”

One of Ms. Camerota’s issues is the claim that former White House counsel Don McGahn was told to fire Mr. Mueller under troubling auspices.

“What Robert Mueller says Don McGahn says is that the president told him to fire Robert Mueller and create a fake paper trail,” co-anchor John Berman said Friday, the media watchdog NewsBusters reported. 

“Absolutely!” exclaimed Ms. Camerota. “That sounds like obstruction of justice. And they won’t do anything about it. … I’m sorry if I sound like they’ve broken my spirit.”

“That’s what it sounds like,” he replied. “But I think that’s the goal, too!”

“Well, it’s worked,” she said. “Because I think that I am channeling many members of the American public who feel that these past two years have been disheartening for people who believe in justice. The reason that I say that is because you see in the Mueller report ample evidence laid out of obstruction of what Robert Mueller considered obstruction, but nothing happens. You see violations of the emoluments clause, but nothing happens. You see nepotism, but nothing happens.”

Mr. Mueller’s report on Russia’s meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election found no evidence that Mr. Trump’s campaign worked with Moscow to skew the results.

Many of the claims that Mr. Trump illegally worked with Russians were prompted, ironically, by the Democratic Party-financed “Steele” dossier.

Creator Christopher Steele gleaned much of his information from Kremlin intelligence.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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