‘This Story Is Not Over!’; Kooky Malcolm Nance Goes Full-Blown X-Files on Collusion

Someone call Mulder and Scully because MSNBC contributor and raging lunatic Malcolm Nance wants to learn your ways so he can find the Trump-Russia collusion that he believes is still out there. On Wednesday’s Hardball, Nance did that in showing frustration with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for not declaring there to have been a criminal conspiracy, going as far as to screech that “this story is not over.”

“What really gets me about this whole denial of conspiracy, that — that the evidence that he had did not rise to the level of criminal conspiracy was, there is evidence where they were actually involved in the pathway leading to criminal conspiracy,” Nance opined, blasting Mueller from the left.

 

 

After taking issue with Mueller, he then credited Mueller for talking about in his report how, using Nance’s words, “information was destroyed, encrypted applications were used and they were erased,” “[p]eople lied to him,” and “[p]eople withheld documents from him and people who were involved in this who could prove conspiracy were also kept overseas” and thus weren’t extradited.

Nance then went X-Files on viewers:

Also, that this information could change due to future information acquired by another prosecutor. So, this story is not over. There is a conspiracy out there. We’ve seen quite a bit of it. But just because it didn't rise to the level of an indictable charge does not mean it did not exist. 

Before that, Matthews first went to Nance by knocking Sarah Sanders for having such a “stupid job” working for someone who’s “narcissism” is blinding how horrid Mueller’s findings were for him.

Nance ruled that “it’s a combination narcissism and disinformation” because “Donald Trump is a master of manipulating news and causing distractions” to “create a meta narrative that he wants, which is no collusion, no obstruction.”

“All of it is a lie and the worst part is, this is all straight from the KGB playbook. This is old school stuff, but he’s good at it,” Nance added, again playing to the notion that Trump’s somehow a Russian stooge.

Fusion GPS and Steele mouthpiece David Corn (who’s real title is Mother Jones D.C. bureau chief) had to contribute to the craziness by opining that “the central sin of the whole Trump scandal is that while Russia was attacking the United States and attacking American democracy, Donald Trump was saying, it's not happening.”

“He helped whether he was in on it, whether criminal conspiracy or not, he gave cover and he helped Putin get away with this. If it's not criminal, it's betrayal. It’s treachery and that’s as wrong as anything else even if it doesn’t violate the law,” Corn proclaimed, making the liberal media point that collusion did indeed happen.

The segment ended with another trip through the horror house of conspiracy theories as Matthews and Corn speculated about what will happen if Russia tampers with voting machines in 2020 with Corn suggesting Trump’s already an illegitimate President (click “expand”):

MATTHEWS: It comes down to a couple votes and one of the states got — something went wrong with their machinery. Something — we don't have a clear result. 

CORN: Something went wrong.

MATTHEWS: And the Russians did that and they’ve screwed us. 

CORN: Something went wrong in one county in one state. 

MATTHEWS: And both sides claim victory. 

CORN: That — that could happen. I mean, Trump — Trump was heading in that direction in 2016, saying that things were rigged. 

MATTHEWS: Right.

CORN: They were indeed rigged. 

MATTHEWS: But suppose it really happens. 

CORN: — but to the extent that Russia was trying to rig the election and you can't tell me that a massive disinformation campaign and dumping all those Podesta e-mails on every single day of the last month of the campaign didn’t have some impact on our election that was decided, you know, by 77,000 votes across three states.

MATTHEWS: I agree.

CORN: So, we’re going to have another tight one and why does Trump not want to talk about election security? Because he’s right. It does taint his election. 

MATTHEWS: And by the way, I think the count — that's all we need in this country is a count that isn't clear. What are going to do then?

To see the relevant transcript from MSNBC’s Hardball on May 29, click “expand.”

MSNBC’s Hardball
May 29, 2019
7:50 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Malcolm, we just saw Sarah Sanders having the stupid job of doing what Trump is doing on purpose, which is denying the Russian involvement in the 2016 election. She’s saying something she doesn’t believe. Trump, I don't know what — is this narcissism? Saying in the face of all these investigations, all these indictments, the Russians didn't do anything wrong? 

MALCOLM NANCE: I think it’s a combination narcissism and disinformation. Donald Trump is a master of manipulating news and causing distractions, so his own personal narcissism feeds into him saying, it's a hoax, there's nothing to it. But he also knows that, by exonerating Russia and himself and throwing smoke up into the air, he can now create a meta narrative that he wants, which is no collusion, no obstruction. All of it is a lie and the worst part is, this is all straight from the KGB playbook. This is old school stuff, but he’s good at it. 

MATTHEWS: [INAUDBILE] this nationalist, remember Trump was a nationalist? 

DAVID CORN: Yeah, at one time.

MATTHEWS: defending the actions of an adversary country to undermine us. 

CORN: Well, I'm glad Mueller ended that way and that we’re talking about the attack.

MATTHEWS: He meant it. 

CORN: Because the original sin — the central sin of the whole Trump scandal is that while Russia was attacking the United States and attacking American democracy, Donald Trump was saying, it's not happening. 

MATTHEWS: Yeah.

CORN: He was echoing Russian disinformation and he was seeking to benefit from it. Then his people were meeting with Russians while this was happening and then afterward, he’s denied this happened. He gave cover. He helped whether he was in on it, whether criminal conspiracy or not, he gave cover and he helped Putin get away with this. If it's not criminal, it's betrayal. It’s treachery and that’s as wrong as anything else even if it doesn’t violate the law.

(....)

7:52 p.m. Eastern

NANCE: What really gets me about this whole denial of conspiracy, that — that the evidence that he had did not rise to the level of criminal conspiracy was, there is evidence where they were actually involved in the pathway leading to criminal conspiracy, but Robert Mueller also said something very particular in the report everyone should remember. He said that information was destroyed, encrypted applications were used and they were erased. People lied to him. People withheld documents from him and people who were involved in this who could prove conspiracy were also kept overseas and not allowed to come to the United States outside of the jurisdiction of the FBI. Also, that this information could change due to future information acquired by another prosecutor. So, this story is not over. There is a conspiracy out there. We’ve seen quite a bit of it. But just because it didn't rise to the level of an indictable charge does not mean it did not exist. 

MATTHEWS: Okay, horror story. Next election, 2020 is a close one in the electoral college, right? We’ll still have the electoral college, right?

CORN: I assume.

MATTHEWS: It comes down to a couple votes and one of the states got — something went wrong with their machinery. Something — we don't have a clear result. 

CORN: Something went wrong.

MATTHEWS: And the Russians did that and they’ve screwed us. 

CORN: Something went wrong in one county in one state. 

MATTHEWS: And both sides claim victory. 

CORN: That — that could happen. I mean, Trump — Trump was heading in that direction in 2016, saying that things were rigged. 

MATTHEWS: Right.

CORN: They were indeed rigged. 

MATTHEWS: But suppose it really happens. 

CORN: — but to the extent that Russia was trying to rig the election and you can't tell me that a massive disinformation campaign and dumping all those Podesta e-mails on every single day of the last month of the campaign didn’t have some impact on our election that was decided, you know, by 77,000 votes across three states.

MATTHEWS: I agree.

CORN: So, we’re going to have another tight one and why does Trump not want to talk about election security? Because he’s right. It does taint his election. 

MATTHEWS: And by the way, I think the count — that's all we need in this country is a count that isn't clear. What are going to do then? Anyway, thank you as always, David Corn. Malcolm Nance, as always, thank you for your brains, wisdom and passion, of course. I like the passion too. Thank you.

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