Chuck Todd Suggests Trump and GOP Are Out to Empower Vladimir Putin

NewsBusters | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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Immediately following a dinnertime break in the marathon grilling of anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok in a joint House committee hearing on Thursday, MSNBC host Chuck Todd kicked off MTP Daily by siding with the former FBI agent and argued that President Trump and the GOP were empowering Russian President Vladimir Putin. And it was more than just baseless speculation, he insinuated it was their intent.

“So this is a day that arguably, in the minds of many may, have empowered Vladimir Putin,” Todd openly declared. He then teed himself up to make the argument by rhetorically asking the audience, “Why do we say that?”

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“It's not just President Trump wreaking havoc at NATO,” Todd opined, “it's also the President’s allies in the House Republicans trying at times-- sometimes looking shameless about it to undermine the investigation into Vladimir Putin's election meddling.” So, according to MSNBC’s self-declared political referee, it’s somehow helpful to Putin to question why a NATO ally was buying natural gas from Russia. And it’s “shameless” to investigate the bias of someone leading an investigation into a political figure.

Despite admitting that Strzok was vehemently anti-Trump, Todd bemoaned how “Republicans have raked one of the FBI's top agents, Peter Strzok, over the coals for sending personal anti-Trump text messages during the election as the FBI's Russia investigation was getting underway.”

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“The President and his allies have seized on those texts for months as smoking gun proof of bias and corruption inside the FBI,” he continued to whine.

A short time later, Todd appeared to lay out an argument that suggested the President and Republicans had the intent to help one of America’s greatest foes. “Folks, you have to view today's hearing in light of what's happened these last 36 hours,” he prefaced. “President Trump did trash NATO, he shrugged off Putin's meddling...
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