Reagan White House Official Torches 'Insane' Trump Administration - And Explains Why Mueller's 'Got Something' on the President

Reagan White House Official Torches 'Insane' Trump Administration  -  And Explains Why Mueller's 'Got Something' on the President

Peter Wehner, who served in three Republican presidential administrations, appeared on CNN Monday and delivered a scorching critique of President Donald Trump and his administration.


"[T]his is an administration that deals in lies," he said. "This is an administration surrounded by supporters who say that they have got to do whatever they have to do and say whatever they have to say to try and protect Donald Trump."

He explained that "the stronger the Mueller case is, the more the slanders increase and the more the attacks and efforts to delegitimatize the investigation increase."

When asked about the claim among some conservatives claim Mueller is a bigger threat to the U.S. than Vladimir Putin, Wehner derided Trump's enablers.

"Yeah, this is insane," he said. "And it just shows you that with these people, there's no bottom when it comes to defending Donald Trump."

"If Robert Mueller didn't have anything they would ignore him," he continued. "But they know that he's got something."

"I don't think they're gonna get away with it," Wehner concludes.

Watch the interview below:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card

Close

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.