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Hugh Hewitt Compares Mueller Probe to Watergate

Hugh Hewitt Compares Mueller Probe to Watergate
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By    |   Tuesday, 31 October 2017 04:15 PM

Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday compared special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to Watergate, Mediaite reported.

Hewitt was on MSNBC when anchor Craig Melvin asked him whether "low-level" volunteers sat in on foreign policy council meetings and emailed top campaign officials, referring to the White House's portrayal of George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who pled guilty in early October to lying to federal agents about his contacts with people with connections to the Russian government.

Papadopoulos' plea agreement was made public Monday, the same day former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged with conspiracy against the U.S., tax fraud and money laundering charges along with business associate Rick Gates in a 12-count indictment produced by Mueller's investigation of possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

"Well, I can tell you, I've never heard of the guy until yesterday, but that doesn't matter Craig," Hewitt said. "All that matters is what did he do and with whom did he do it and certainly the people who broke into the Watergate weren't very high level in the campaign of Nixon '72 and they ended up bringing down a presidency, so it doesn't really matter what his job title is, what matters is what he did."

Corey Lewandowski, who was Trump's campaign manager for 18 months before he was fired and replaced by Manafort, said Papadopoulos "was such a low-level volunteer I don't recall having much interaction with him throughout the campaign."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Papadopoulos "was a volunteer on the campaign, and a volunteer member of an advisory council that met one time."

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Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday compared special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to Watergate, Mediaite reported.
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