Strassel claims that Mueller appears to have avoided anything that would have shines a bad light on the FBI.
Suggesting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller tried covering for the FBI, Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel told Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Friday Mueller engaged in a "total dereliction of duty" by not further investigating the infamous Steele dossier.
"I think that what he did is a total dereliction of duty — that your job is to look into Russian interference in our elections and here is this central document which caused so much political mayhem for two years," she said on "America's Newsroom."
After noting concern over the dossier's potential ties to the Kremlin, she criticized Mueller for publishing his report without delving deeper into the Russia investigation's origins. "I'm not sure how you go there, except for with the intent purpose of shielding the FBI," she said.
Strassel speculated that Mueller didn't delve deeper into the dossier because he spent so many years leading the FBI. "Much of this document does read as a defense of the FBI," she said of the Mueller report.