Fox News host with close ties to Trump calls for Clinton to be jailed and Mueller to be fired

"It's time to shut it down, turn the tables and lock her up."

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News that special counsel Robert Mueller will reveal the first indictment associated with his investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia on Monday has some people at Fox News very agitated .

In an angry opening statement on Saturday night, Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro called for Hillary Clinton to be jailed.

“It’s time to shut it down, turn the tables and lock her up,” Pirro said.

Pirro said that the justification for Clinton’s incarceration was the Uranium One “scandal,” a theory introduced by Steve Bannon in July 2016 and repeatedly discredited.


Pirro also called for the immediate firing of special counsel Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General who appointed Mueller. She cited Mueller role as head of the FBI when the sale of Uranium One to the Russians was approved, as well as his friendship with former FBI Director James Comey.

“The special counsel’s office must be shut down,” Pirro said. According to Pirro it is “nothing more than a cabal of individuals relying on false evidence to impeach Donald Trump.”

In recent days a number of Trump allies, including Chris Christie and Congressman Trent Franks, have called on Mueller to resign.

Significantly, Trump has close ties to Pirro and has used her show to deliver political messages in the past. In March, during the height of his feud of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Trump sent this cryptic tweet.

“Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House,” Pirro said in her opening of the show that night. “The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill.”

After her diatribe on Saturday night, she brought on Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), another Trump ally, to react.

“That was a pretty strong opening statement. You are right on a number of those things,’ DeSantis said.