Former FBI Director Comey all but obliterated the left’s conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and even Chris Matthews recognized it! What will Rachel Maddow have to throw at Trump now?
“The assumption of the critics of the President, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the President had something to do with colluding with the Russians … to affect the election in some way,” Matthews said on MSNBC, following the testimony.
“And yet what came apart this morning was that theory,” Matthews continued.
He listed two reasons why.
Seriously, I would love to see Matthews and Maddow have an ‘on air’ discussion on this!
First, he said Comey revealed that “Flynn wasn’t central to the Russian investigation.”
Second, he said that kills the idea that Flynn might have been in a position to testify against Trump.
“And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?” Matthews finished.
I wonder how many in the left will continue to spread this conspiracy theory now that it has been totally de-bunked?
In his written and spoken testimony on Thursday, Comey said that he never felt that Trump had tried to impede the FBI’s investigation into Russia, even that the President had encouraged it. Comey also confirmed that he had told Trump that he was not personally under any investigation and that the President had encouraged the Russia investigation, even if it implicated any of his associates.
Take that Maddow!
Comey also went after a February 14 New York Times report titled, “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.”
“It was NOT true,” Comey told Congress.
According to that report:
Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.
American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.
The NYT, as well as many other MSM news sources, have been heading down this rabbit hole for months.
Maddow has covered Russia more than any other cable news host, with an analysis by the online publication ‘The Intercept’ showing Maddow covering the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, more than every other issue and news item combined.
Rachel Maddow has ignored that after countless investigations – all have yielded absolutely NO evidence!
What is even more fascinating is that when MSNBC announced its coverage plans for the highly anticipated testimony of Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee, its biggest star, Rachel Maddow, was noticeably absent from the network’s on-air roster.
What was she going to say? She is in a real pickle. She has put all of her eggs in one basket.
Maddow has also been mysteriously absent for almost a week. She has not hosted her program since May 25, with MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber and “AM Joy” weekend host Joy Reid filling in.
Oh what a tangled web we weave Maddow!
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