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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the smear campaign by Fox News & President Trump against special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller & former FBI director James Comey to discredit the Russia investigation introduced. [Monday, on Fox, former Trump campaign manager Corey LEWANDOWSKI - says Comey failed to protect Americans in the Boston Marathon bombing.] Note: Comey was not in the FBI at the time. [Tuesday, With Andrea Mitchell, LEWANDOWSKI - says Comey was involved in the Whitey Bulger fiasco in Boston.] How Comey was never in charge of the Boston FBI noted. [April 8, on radio, Alan DERSHOWITZ - calls Mueller a partisan zealot & kept men in prison in the Bulger case.] An April 18 statement in the "New York Times" from retired Judge Nancy Gertner that Mueller had no involvement in that case quoted. [April 11, Fox's Sean HANNITY - blames Mueller for a coverup with the jailed men.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Boston Globe" reporter Shelley Murphy. [MURPHY - says it is not true that Comey headed the FBI in Boston at the time of the bombing, that Bulger was a long-time FBI informant but never connected to Mueller--that Bulger's story is a neverending tale in Boston, that Mueller was never involved with those framed & kept in prison, that Comey never worked in the Boston FBI office.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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