Lara Trump claimed Saturday that harassment from Democrats going into the 2020 presidential election would never change the outcome of the Mueller report.
As Democrats continue to press for more investigations into President Donald Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and 2020 campaign advisor told “Fox & Friends” Saturday that continued “harassment” of the president and his associates would not have the desired effect.
“Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth addressed the topic of ongoing investigations during a Sunday morning segment, saying, “Bob Mueller’s report comes out: Democrats not satisfied. Jerry Nadler and others in the house continue these endless investigations into what happened … Well, The Washington Post has a headline about this recently because there are 20 ongoing investigations, and they say Trump and his allies are blocking more than 20 separate Democratic probes in an all-out war with Congress.”
Co-host Jedediah Bila responded by playing a clip of Trump from a day earlier, speaking on the same topic.
“It’s so sad,” Trump said. “And you know, no matter what they do whether they’re harassing our attorney general, they’re harassing my brother-in-law, the president, it’s not going to change the outcome of the Mueller report. We still didn’t collude with Russia. The president still didn’t collude with Russia. I don’t know what the goal is here.” (RELATED: Eric Trump Explains Why Democrats Will Lose In 2020)
“That’s it,” Hegseth responded. “And the president has called it time and time again presidential harassment. This should never happen to another president as well. I think that’s the key term. At this point, with no evidence, you’re just harassing the guy.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned the Democrats weeks ago against the notion of “presidential harassment,” reminding them that Republicans who had used the same tactics against former President Bill Clinton had faced serious political consequences for doing so.