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WSJ backs up Trump, critiques Mueller

Trump and first lady Melania Trump arriveto speak on the opioid crisis in the East Room. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Fox News always had Trump's back on Russia. The New York Post usually had it, too. Now, the Wall Street Journal — the jewel of the Murdoch empire — has fully joined the defense. While Journal reporters have done some great work on the Russia story, many cringe at what they see as pro-Trump interference from their editor, Gerry Baker.

But it's the editorial page that has taken the lead in critiquing Mueller and calling for greater emphasis on possible Clinton corruption instead of Trump's.