Chris Cuomo Defends Media’s Narrative on Russian Collusion
During an on-air appearance Thursday, CNN host Chris Cuomo said that he wasn’t “going to let” people say that establishment media outlets, including his own, were misleading the public on the Trump-Russia story.
“I’m not going to let people say that, you know, CNN or the media, or whatever, have been creating a false narrative,” Cuomo stated.
“This report is plenty of proof that the questions that have been asked repeatedly were legit and that the answers we were getting consistently were not, especially once you get past the line of, ‘Hey, are you a felon?’ Once you move past that–the things they did, the meetings they had, the explanations they gave, were wrong consistently,” he added.
Perez Calls Mueller Report ‘a Sad Day’ for Presidency
On Fox News Channel’s Special Report Thursday, DNC Chair Tom Perez said that the release of the Special Counsel report exonerating President Trump from collusion with Russia was “a sad day for the institution of the presidency” and the Department of Justice.
“I think it was a sad day for the institution of the presidency, a sad day for the institution of the Department of Justice, and there’s more work to be done,” Perez said. “This is what they said, Mueller, ‘if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.’ So the notion that there’s no obstruction is just hogwash.”
Matthews: Get the Truth Via an ‘Impeachment Exercise’
Thursday on MSNBC, Hardball host Chris Matthews weighed in on the revelations of the Special Counsel report exonerating President Trump and where this leaves congressional Democrats politically and legally.
“You simply want to get the truth and follow the truth,” Matthews said. “But you can’t step back and say, ‘Well, now I’m going to make a political judgment because it’s not in our interest to pursue this in a political fashion if that’s what it comes to. Well, that’s not being consistent. If you’re going after the truth, go all the way to the truth and the way to get the truth is an impeachment exercise.”
Mueller Report: Assange Wanted ‘Sociopath’ Hillary to Lose
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report states that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange preferred a Republican win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, calling the former Secretary of State a “sociopath” who would start more wars.
“[W]e believe it would be much better for GOP . . . Dems+Media+liberals woudl [sic] then form a black [sic] to reign [sic] in their worst qualities,” Assange wrote to WikiLeaks members in November 2015. “With Hillary in charge, GOP will be pushing for her worst qualities., dems+media+neoliberals will be mute. . . . She’s bright, well connected, sadisitic [sic] sociopath.”
Blumenthal Says Mueller Report Demonstrates ‘National Scandal’
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report exonerating President Trump of collusion with Russia demonstrates “a national scandal.”
“What’s demonstrated, in powerful and compelling detail in this report, is nothing less than a national scandal,” Blumenthal tweeted. “And this report is far from the end of the inquiry that this country needs and deserves. It is the beginning of another chapter. I will be asking for Robert Mueller to testify, for an unredacted copy of this report, for all of the evidence and findings that underlie it, and for other testimony, including William Barr, who has agreed to testify in early May.”
Warren Says AG Barr Is Trump ‘Publicist’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren chimed in on social media both before and after the release of the Special Counsel report on Thursday exonerating President Trump of collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, joining her Democrat colleagues in condemning Attorney General William Barr’s press conference and calling for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress.
“It’s a disgrace to see an Attorney General acting as if he’s the personal attorney and publicist for the President of the United States,” Warren tweeted. “The American people deserve answers—and Special Counsel Robert Mueller should testify publicly before Congress,” she added.