Rachel Maddow Accuses Conservative Media of Telling ‘Exculpatory Lies’ About Mueller Report

Thursday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow fueled the partisan fire by accusing the conservative media of delivering “exculpatory lies.”  She began by quoting an NBC interview with a constituent of Michigan Congressman and frequent Trump critic Justin Amash: “One Republican who supported Amash and the President, said she was upset about Amash’s position but wanted to hear his reasoning.” The liberal host continued to quote the voter: “I have mainly listened to conservative news. I hadn’t heard anything negative about that report and President Trump has been exonerated.”

Maddow mocked the woman, incredulously stating; “The Muller report says what now? Obstruction of—are you telling me there’s bad stuff about the President in there?” She quickly corrected herself; “I’m not trying to poke fun at any of Congressman Amash’s constituents,” and then added; “This is what happens when you have weeks and weeks and weeks of the Attorney General and the White House and all of their allies and especially the conservative media telling these exculpatory lies saying that what the Mueller report’s conclusions are—no collusion, no obstruction.” So apparently it’s the "conservative media" that are to blame for their apparent lack of information.

Not missing an opportunity to bask in the moral high ground, Maddow continued; “You’ve got this whole symphony from the right, from the media, the Republican Party, the White House, from the Administration, telling these giant exculpatory lies.” If only they had watched MSNBC, these misguided constituents would have been privy to the unbiased truth!

Here is the transcript from the May 30 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show:

The Rachel Maddow Show

05/30/19

9:10:59 PM ET

RACHEL MADDOW: Here’s what one of his constituents told NBC news. Quote: “One Republican who supported Amash and the President said she was upset about Amash's position but wanted to hear his reasoning.” She said that she will definitely support Trump in 2020, but that Tuesday night was the first time she heard that the Mueller report didn't completely exonerate the president. Quote, “I was surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about President Trump. I hadn't heard that before”, she said. Quote, “I have mainly listened to conservative news. I hadn't heard anything negative about that report and President Trump has been exonerated.” The Mueller report says what now? Obstruction of -- are you telling me there's bad stuff about the President in there? That's not just this one constituent's take on this.

9:12:00 PM ET

MADDOW: I'm not saying this to poke fun at any of Congressman Amash's constituents. This is what's happening in the country. This is what happens when you have weeks and weeks and weeks of the Attorney General and the White House and all of their allies and especially the Conservative Media telling these exculpatory lies saying that what the Mueller report's conclusions are -- no collusion, no obstruction. You've got this whole symphony from the right from the media, the Republican Party, the White House, from the administration telling these giant exculpatory lies about what is a giant dense document that at first we couldn’t even see for weeks while they started saying these things about it.

 

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