It’s like the widely-anticipated “March Madness” NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket, but instead, a New York Post writer turned it into a “Mueller Madness” bracket.
With the spinoff bracket, the writer is now revealing his top seeds of who got it most wrong on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether or not President Donald Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election.
Following Mueller’s final report being sent off to U.S. Attorney General William Barr Friday with Barr then revealing that the report found no collusion charges, according to the Justice Department, the Post’s Sohrab Ahmari decided to create the bracket.
The bracket is split into four sections of public figures: cable, network, print, and Twitterati.
“Pick your brackets — no, not for March Madness. This is Collusion Madness!” Ahmari wrote in his op-ed piece.
Check out the “Mueller Madness” bracket below:
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) March 26, 2019
Let’s check out the top 4 seeds:
The creator of the bracket appeared on Fox News where he revealed his personal choices of who takes the top four seeds.
The “cable” final seed:
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the top seed in the “cable” section of the bracket for her frequent criticism of Trump, especially when she called the president a “Russian op.”
The Post writer said he chose Maddow because of the “fear she really hooked her viewers on, going so far to say, ‘What should we do? How should we prepare if the presidency is a Russian op?'”
He added that Maddow’s “insane degree of thinking that the Russian government has reached deep into our government was just so much and so funny.”
Watch some of her previous comments below:
— Vera Van Horne (@VeraVanHorne) March 26, 2019
The “network” final seed:
“The View” co-host Joy Behar, a frequent critic of Trump, took the win in the “network” part of the bracket after one of the show’s segments where Behar shouted, “He goes to jail! Lock him up!”
Behar earned the final seed because of her “degree of wish-casting at the idea that the president’s about to go to jail,” Ahmari said, adding, “and to do a dance and jig about it on the show is so funny.”
Watch her comments that drew her “he goes to jail” moment:
Joy Behar finding out about Michael Flynn's guilty plea on "the View" is a live TV moment to remember pic.twitter.com/aDS3IFoDk7
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 1, 2017
The “print” final seed:
The winner of the “print” section of the “Mueller Madness” bracket is The Washington Post columnist Max Boot for his op-ed on July 25, 2018, where he wrote, “President Trump’s mantra is ‘no collusion,’ something he says as if sheer, mind-numbing repetition can make it true.”
The bracket creator put Boot at the top seed of “print” because “unlike the others, who are at least entertainers and so try to be funny, Max is so dour and humorless.”
The “Twitterati” final seed:
And, the person who takes the final seed in “Twitterati” is lawyer Laurence Tribe, who tweeted in July 2017, “When @RepAdamSchiff says there’s evidence of both collusion & obstruction, you can take that to the bank. Trump beware!”
“This is a serious man, he’s a serious constitutional scholar, and so, for him to trade in that prestige for Twitter crankery is kind of sad,” Ahmari told Fox News.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 4, 2017
Watch Ahmari’s comments on the bracket below:
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted the “Mueller Madness” bracket on Twitter and asked which of the “haters got it most embarrassingly wrong?”
She then added, “How many times do the Democrats and their liberal media allies have to be proven embarrassingly wrong about @realDonaldTrump before they finally accept he’s been a great President?”
How many times do the Democrats and their liberal media allies have to be proven embarrassingly wrong about @realDonaldTrump before they finally accept he’s been a great President? https://t.co/XRWTmg9d2O
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 26, 2019
As IJR News reported, in the coming weeks, Barr plans to issue a public version of Mueller’s final report, with no date committed yet.