By Kenny Logan
As Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s links to Russia grows tighter, the right wing has launched a coordinated media attack on the FBI.
Conservatives, once fans of the FBI, have now branded it a rogue agency that is orchestrating a coup to remove a duly-elected president.
FOX News troll Jesse Watters said the Trump family was being unfairly maligned.
“I think everybody needs to wake up and realize this family is a patriotic family and what’s happening right now is a coup against the will of the American people,” said Watters.
FOX News commentator Sean Hannity said the FBI was part of an anti-democratic plot.
“A soft coup is underway right here in the United States of America, in an attempt to overturn November’s election results and forcibly remove a duly elected president from office. Sinister forces quickly aligning, in what is becoming now, in my mind, a clear and present danger,” said Hannity.
Right-wing commentator Michael Savage also joined in the criticism of the FBI.
“The agency is a corrupt hotbed of liberals and secret Muslims who hate America,” said Savage on his show “The Savage Nation.”
Meanwhile conspiracy theorist Alex Jones seems convinced that the FBI was planning to execute Trump. According to Media Matters, Jones predicted that the FBI planned to assassinate Trump within the next 30 days.
“I think they’re going to go ahead and make their move to kill the president. I think in the next 30 days, I think they’re going to make an assassination attempt,” said Jones on “InfoWars.”
Jones’s crackpot theory was echoed on FOX News by commentator Kevin Jackson.
“That is exactly what former FBI Director James Comey said when he was letting Hillary Clinton off the hook. And his intent, whether it was an assassination attempt or whether, definitely something — I am just saying, we do not know what it was. When you say, ‘we gotta make sure this guy doesn’t get in at all costs’ — what does that mean?” said Jackson on “Outnumbered.”