NBC Host Asks Where Mueller Said There Was 'No Collusion,' Lawyer Pulls Out Second Page


The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was finally released on Thursday and the principal conclusion was quite clear. There is no evidence of conspiracy or coordination — collusion, if you will — between Russia and members of the Trump campaign.

That is a conclusion that was reached quite some time ago by a significant portion of the American people, but Democrats and their media allies have been focused on continuing to press the narrative of Russian collusion and obstruction of justice despite the utter lack of evidence to support that narrative.

That was made quite apparent on Thursday when a pair of MSNBC hosts — Brian Williams and Nicole Wallace — seemed incapable of accepting the “no collusion” conclusion, even when it was quoted directly from the Mueller report on air.

One of President Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, appeared on MSNBC on Thursday to provide analysis and answer some questions about the report’s conclusions.

Williams kicked things off with a condescending remark about Attorney General William Barr, who had summarized the report in a brief press conference ahead of the report’s release.

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Williams said, “My first question, I’m afraid, is going to verge on plain English. Where did the attorney general get off with that characterization this morning, including four mentions that there was no collusion? What document was he reading, compared to the one we’re left with?”

Without hesitation, Sekulow replied, “Well, page two of the document says, ‘The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government in its interference of election activities.’ So it’s right from the document itself.”

Holding up the report, Williams incredulously asked, “Have you read part one?”

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“I have read part one and part two,” Sekulow replied.

“Do you find good news in here for the president and administration?” Williams asked with an air of disbelief.

Without missing a beat, Sekulow read directly from the report in response to Williams, and said, “The investigation did not — page 181 — the investigation did not establish the Contacts described in volume one — that’s the Russian contacts — amounted to an agreement to commit any violation of federal criminal law, including foreign influence and campaign finance laws.”

“Yeah, I think it’s a very good win,” Sekulow added.

Wallace asked if the president’s team of attorneys intended to release a rebuttal report to Mueller’s report, as had been previously suggested as a possibility.

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Sekulow replied that, while his team had certainly prepared for a scenario in which they would have to release a rebuttal, it didn’t appear at this time that doing so would be necessary, given the way the Mueller report had essentially cleared the president of any criminal wrongdoing.

The liberal media — and that includes Wallace and Williams — have perpetuated the narrative for the past two years that the Mueller investigation would eventually prove devastating to President Trump and lead to his impeachment or resignation from office, which is not the case.

Given their utter and complete devotion to that narrative, they — and countless others like them — are simply incapable of accepting the clear and unmistakable fact that President Trump did nothing wrong.

Despite two years of digging, Mueller’s team was incapable of finding anything with which to bring the presidency crashing down.

Unfortunately, while the “collusion” narrative is for all intents and purposes dead and buried, the left will undoubtedly continue to breathe life into the “obstruction” narrative, which Mueller conveniently tossed off to Congress without a determination.

The Democrats will continue their blindly staunch opposition to the president, regardless of the fact that it is pretty hard for someone to illegally “obstruct” an investigation of a crime that never occurred, and when what is characterized as “obstruction” is little more than an innocent man loudly and repeatedly maintaining his innocence.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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