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Doyle McManus: The campaign to delegitimize the Russia probe is well under way

Some of President Trump's biggest fans have declared war against special counsel Robert Mueller - and given Trump's television-watching habits, he's surely listening.

"Mueller is corrupt. The senior FBI is corrupt. The system is corrupt," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox News last week.

"A disgrace to the American justice system," Fox News host Sean Hannity, a Trump favorite, declared. "The head of the snake." Mueller has put the country "on the brink of becoming a banana republic,"

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