Rob Reiner slams Fox News and predicts Trump ‘goes down’: ‘The President of the United States is a criminal’
Director Rob Reiner on MSNBC (screengrab)

Legendary director Rob Reiner predicted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "go down" following investigations by House Democrats and the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Reiner, of "All in the Family" and "The Princess Bride" fame, said it was accepted on its face that "the President Of The United States is a criminal."

Reiner joined MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews to discuss further.

"Everybody compares this to Watergate, they always do, but Watergate -- when Nixon won in 72, there was a Democratically-controlled Congress and there was the indication that a crime was committed, a break-in to the DNC. Two years of investigating by Democrats exposed all of that criminality," he reminded.

"Trump comes to office with a Republican majority who protects them," he noted. "He has that, plus state-run media and Fox News, which completely keeps driving home the idea that Trump is okay, that everything's okay."

"Right now, you have a Democratically-controlled House, not Senate, but House," Reiner noted. "With that Democratically-controlled House, you are now, for the first time, going to be investigating the president."

"But you've got headwinds, because you still have that, you know, that state-run TV," he added.