NBC Hopes Special Counsel Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns

May 18, 2017 | 12:45 PM EDT

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On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer and former Obama administration official Jeremy Bash urged newly named Special Counsel Robert Mueller to use his investigative power to go on a fishing expedition to take down President Trump. Specifically, Lauer hoped the former FBI Director would demand to see Trump’s tax returns – documents the liberal media have long been desperate to examine.

Bash was giddy as he touted how Mueller “has a very broad mandate” and “can investigate not just ties between Russia and Trump, but ‘any other matters that arise.’” He concluded: “That’s a very expansive phrase...that gives him a broad mandate to investigate obstruction of justice and other matters.”