De Niro denounces ‘pathetic’ GOP, says ‘mass demonstrations’ likely over Mueller report

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In a recent interview, legendary actor Robert De Niro expanded on his public disagreement with the Trump administration.

Specifically, he extended his criticism to the larger Republican Party in the attitude some of its leader have toward special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

De Niro called it “pathetic” that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary was not met with GOP resistance.

“You know what’s interesting is that Democrats are trying to do the right thing and say, ‘We’re waiting for justice to come,’ and then it doesn’t come,” he said. “Or it will come in a way. Mueller presented it in a way that’s up to us and Congress to make, come up with the results. But now it’s being barred by Barr.”

If Congress is not effective in seeking the release of the full report, De Niro predicts civil unrest.

“But I think there’s going to be a lot of mass demonstrations, a lot of protests if this is not resolved,” he said. “We have to know what went on. We have to know.”

He went on to express frustration with Republicans, saying the “handwriting’s on the wall” for the party.

“I mean the Republicans with Nixon didn’t do this, but the Republicans are,” he said. “And we’re not going to forget about them.”

The actor, who has portrayed Mueller in a series of “Saturday Night Live” appearances, said he considered it his “civic duty” to play the part.

He said he wanted “just to be there” since Mueller rarely speaks on his own behalf.

“But he doesn’t have to,” De Niro said. “It’s that simple. I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time.”

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