In an attempt by network journalists to console themselves and their liberal viewers over Special Counsel Robert Mueller clearing President Trump of Russian collusion, on Monday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows eagerly listed “scores” of other investigations Democrats were pursuing against the President, promising that Trump’s “legal problems continue.”
There’s no two ways about it: Robert Mueller is a heartbreaker. He led the Democrats, the media and Hollywood on for two years, loving them and leaving them with “No Collusion.” To Hollywood lefties, there’s nothing for it but sobbing into a pint of Haagen-Daaz. Hopefully, it’s Chocolate Chip Crow flavored.
Who better than Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager to weigh in on the Mueller Report? That was the attitude on CBS This Morning, Monday, as the show’s hosts brought on John Podesta to make predictions in the wake of the release. Asking for advice, co-host John Dickerson wondered, “What do you think the next move should be for Democrats on the hill in terms of they want to see the rest of the report? But then they also, you know, can get bogged down in this for the next two years of the administration?”
One of Google and YouTube’s trusted partners is not exactly trustworthy when it comes to reporting the facts. Google and YouTube elevated Wikipedia to the level of fact by using the volunteer-run encyclopedia site to fill in the blanks on “Knowledge Panels.”
Big Tech has tried to shut down conspiracy theories online, but after the release of the Mueller Report on Sunday, bias watchdogs and conservative leaders are asking when RussiaGate will be treated the same way. Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin tweeted: “Since Silicon Valley companies are cracking down on harmful conspiracy theory disseminators, when will they start shadow-banning, suspending & throttling 99.99% of MSM's thoroughly discredited Russia collusion crackpots. #TickTock.” Malkin addressed Big Tech bias in her fiery speech at CPAC.
But as it turns out, the arrest and indictment of liberal media darling Michael Avenatti concerning two federal cases got even better and more incredible on Monday afternoon. CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos is alleged to have been one of Avenatti’s co-conspirators in charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York as part of what the Justice Department has stated was an attempt to extort Nike.
Liberals and the media were obsessed with the idea that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. California billionaire Tom Steyer expected the investigation would provide proof of “collusion.” He cited it as one of 10 reasons to impeach Trump and he’s not backing down, even now that the FBI special investigation of Trump is over without finding any collusion with Russia.
Washington Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal was on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday and the segment that followed illustrated the goal post shifting that has occurred among Democrats and the media on the Russia investigation. Whereas, not that long ago Robert Mueller was saving America from the Russians, collusion suddenly became yesterday's news.
Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 elections is over, after finding no Trump-Russia conspiracy and issuing no indictments against Americans. With “collusion” a dead letter, the liberal press is investing hope in the other charge, “obstruction of justice.” A story by the New York Times focused on that other avenue in “Barr Goes Beyond Mueller in Clearing Trump on Obstruction, Drawing Scrutiny.” The Times unleashed this snide comment that's apparently already been discredited: "Mr. Mueller failed to reach a conclusion on whether to prosecute Mr. Trump after nearly two years of work, but Mr. Barr, with Mr. Rosenstein’s help, decided in a single weekend."
Even as many in the media admitted defeat, after the Special Counsel report revealed no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, the hosts of ABC’s The View refused to concede this whole charade over collusion was over. Co-host Sunny Hostin expressed the table’s sentiment the best, gushing, “We don’t know anything [yet]!”
The Sunday afternoon letter from Attorney General Bill Barr on the Mueller report has rocked the political world and burst more than a few bubbles in the liberal media, most notably their years-long insistence that the President and/or his team colluded with Russia. Some journalists have conceded this reality, while others are mimicking Japanese soldiers still fighting World War II in 1971.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Monday reacted to the Mueller report finding of no collusion by marveling at how much damage CNN has done to its own reputation. Appearing on FBN's Varney and Company, Bozell concluded, “I don't know how CNN ever recovers.”
Former CIA Director and NBC News security analyst John Brennan was on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday morning to comment on Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller Report that was released on Sunday. Brennan, who has been one of President Trump's most incendiary critics, tried to act as if he has been measured in his outlandish predictions about the Russia investigation all along.
As the Mueller investigation concluded Friday evening that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, some in the media were still very reluctant to admit they had been woefully wrong these past two years. Even more alarming, some journalists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome held onto their hopes for collusion even more dearly, despite the definitive conclusions put forth by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr.
Surprise! No collusion. Shocking, right? If you’re like any of these lefty celebs, you’re going through all the stages of grief, starting with denial.