Hollywood liberals are calling for President Trump’s impeachment due to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and they’re urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the charge.
Pelosi has surprisingly pushed back on impeaching Trump because she thinks it’ll have damaging future ripples where a Republican-controlled Congress will do the same to a Democratic president. But Hollywood is putting the pressure on nevertheless.
And this A-list actor penned an open letter to Robert Mueller pleading with him to talk more openly about his two-year investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Robert De Niro might be the greatest actor of his generation. He built his reputation playing smart, cool, complex characters in films like “The Godfather: Part II,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Heat” and a slew of others.
He had a comparable persona off camera, rarely granting interviews or finding his name splashed across the trades, which is one of the attributes that made him one of the most respected players in Hollywood.
However, in the era of Donald Trump, De Niro has become completely unglued much like the characters he frequently plays. Around the time of Trump’s inauguration, De Niro morphed into one of the many mobsters tough guy characters he’s played onscreen and said he wanted to “punch” Trump.
That was early on too. De Niro’s also gotten a whole lot more outspoken in the progression of the Trump-era.
And it hit an all-new high recently when De Niro penned an open letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller published by the New York Times.
In the letter he wrote, “Say what you will about the president — and I have — when it comes to that lying, exaggerating, bullying thing, no one can touch him. He has set up a world where it seems as if those disapproving of him can effectively challenge him only by becoming just like him. He’s bringing down the level of the entire playing field.”
That is a weird confusing and ambiguous statement.
Is De Niro saying the only way to criticize Trump is by sinking to his level? That’s part of the reason why Trump was so refreshing in 2016 — it’s because he was willing to speak his mind.
And what does Robert Mueller have to do with that? He should’ve made a point to directly attack Trump in his press conference speech?
De Niro explained, “And here, Mr. Mueller, is where you come in — where you need to come in. In your news conference, you said that your investigation’s work ‘speaks for itself.’ It doesn’t. It may speak for itself to lawyers and lawmakers who have the patience and obligation to read through the more than 400 pages of carefully chosen words and nuanced conclusions.”
The problem with that assertion is that it does speak for itself. Liberals still cry collusion and obstruction of justice while Trump’s supporters don’t see that at all.
De Niro added, “We’ve learned our lesson about what can happen to the perception of your work when interpreted in rabid tweets by the president, dissected by pundits all over the map, trumpeted in bizarre terms by the president’s absurd personal lawyer and distorted by the attorney general.”
Attorney General William Barr summed up what Mueller wrote in his report and yet it’s liberal pundits who concocted, added, and implied more than what was actually true.
De Niro concluded, “And if, in fact, you have nothing further to say about the investigation, for your public testimony, you could just read from the report in response to questions from members of Congress. Your life has been a shining example of bravely and selflessly doing things for the good of our country. I urge you to leave your comfort zone and do that again. You are the voice of the Mueller report. Let the country hear that voice.”
De Niro also self-righteously claimed in the open letter that he “knew” Robert Mueller because he researched who he was before he played him in sketches on Saturday Night Live.