Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller will likely try to make a buck on his fame as the special counsel probing Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign was involved, Ben Stein, the actor, author and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, told Newsmax TV.
"Mr. Mueller is a human being . . . He's not a saint," Stein told host Bill Tucker on Tuesday's "America Talks Live." "He's not someone who defies the laws of human nature
“He's been given an opportunity to become really, really famous and perhaps rich by doing something to Trump, and he's not going to walk away from that. He's not going to say 'I've done my research, and there's nothing wrong here.'
"He's going to indict somebody. He can't indict Trump, but he's going to indict somebody."
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Stein, whose film credits include "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Honeymoon in Vegas," added he believes the Justice Department should not have appointed a special counsel.
"It was a terrible idea to have a special prosecutor when there was no crime, and they have a special prosecutor essentially prosecuting witchcraft," he said. "There's just nothing there.
"What on earth is Mr. Mueller doing, this dance war, when there's no crime?"
Asked about parallels being drawn between the Russia collusion probe and the Watergate investigation involving Nixon, Stein responded:
"Actually it's not that different in the sense that Watergate was about a real thing but a very, very trivial thing. That is to say break-in and then a cover-up [involving] the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
"It was a very small thing that the media blew into a frenzy and blew it into a firestorm that brought down the president and brought down a president who is an extremely accomplished president, who really created the lasting structure of peace that we live in today.
"And today's events involve a firestorm and a media vortex over nothing, over literally nothing. We don't know that the administration or Mr. Trump or anybody working for him did anything at all wrong whatsoever . . ."
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